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Can We Win the War Against ISIS by Focusing on Social Media?

J.M. Berger | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
J.M. Berger

ISIS's messaging operations online have eclipsed its military operations on the ground.

This Is Not the End of the World

David Moore | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
David Moore

Apocalyptic scriptures share one feature: They were always composed in distressing times for the benefit of desperate people who occupied a particular moment in history. They suffered politically and economically, and only a dramatic rescue by God could help.

The Evil and the Good

Donna Gorman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion
Donna Gorman

It's hard to know what to say in the face of such senseless barbarism as the world witnessed this week, when ISIS released their video showing the murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh.

Want World Peace? Focus on Two Simple Things

Rana Florida | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Rana Florida

The state of the world got more gruesome yesterday with the barbaric killing of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasabeh. In a video released by the terrorist group ISIS, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot can be seen dressed in an orange jump suit and locked in a cage, where he was burned alive.

Will Congress OK War Without Limits?

Tom Hayden | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The specter of the Islamic State has silenced congressional criticism and marginalized anti-war voices on the outside. The looming question is whether an open-ended authorization will extend the war on terror for years to come. The most critical issues are these.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

Conflicting Views of Islam Spill onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
James Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men's match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men.

Were the Murders at Charlie Hebdo Really About Islam?

James Zogby | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
James Zogby

The simple truth is that murderers and presidents, and governments and groups may use the evocative power of religious language to justify their behavior. The problem is not in the language or the religion. The problem is with those who abuse it for their evil ends.

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

Defending Prophet Muhammad but Through the Pen Instead

Ahmed Khan | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

When these gunmen and others like them take innocent lives, no matter who they are, because of mere mockery against the Prophet, then they should know that his example was different.

Je suis Charlie

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Twenty five years later, I am still in the U.S. I return each summer to the city that I love. I still feel the frustration in Parisians souls. People are scared, people are fed up. Yes, it is a beautiful city and will always be.

Anna Almendrala

How Fear Of Terrorism May Put You At Risk Of Long-Term Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Terrorist attacks like the one in Paris this Wednesday can create a climate of national anxiety -- and such a climate may come with health risks that ...

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

To mitigate the damage and restore confidence, Sony Pictures executives need to develop a plan so this is unlikely to reoccur. While this is easier said than done, IT solutions are available to thwart hackers.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Congress Tells Us What Academics Already Know About Torture: It Doesn't Work

John A. Tures | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The U.S. Senate just issued a report that said torture doesn't work. It confirmed a mountain of research from academics over the years that reached the same conclusion.

Jerusalem Mourns: Four Murdered Rabbis, Four Funerals

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning all lived on the same street.

Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We were trying to determine whether the killings of journalists James Foley on August 19 and Stephen Sotloff on September 2 had any impact upon U.S. public opinion.

School Shootings and Lone Wolf Attacks: What's the Difference?

James Dorsey | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Fryberg and Zehaf-Bibeau cases may differ in detail and motivation, yet they both reflect societal problems whether they are concepts of misguided masculinity in which young men feel inhibited in expressing emotion or increased isolation and alienation as a result of prejudice against mental instability.

Gays Are Not 'Terrorists' -- A Response to Pat Roberts

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

A video of Christian TV journalist Pat Robertson was published recently with headlines reading "Gay People are Terrorists." Naturally, being gay, but not being a terrorist, I clicked on it.

Psst! Fox News, Listen Up: There Are No Terrorists Crossing the Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

With elections looming and ISIS on the move, there's been a lot of somewhat predictable talk of terrorists slipping into the country through our "sieve" of a southern border. I'm waiting for the Ebola outbreak to become Obama's fault somehow. I mean, he's from Kenya, right? Just kidding.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Now Fearmongering About Ebola As Well As ISIS

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) says the Obama administration must beef up security on the southern border of the U.S. because of the threat posed by te...

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Stall ISIS Militants' Advance On Kobani

Reuters | Humeyra Pamuk | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

MURSITPINAR, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The advance of Islamic State fighters on Kobani stalled on Thursday according to a monitoring group, after U.S.-led ...

Millenials Sink to New Low With ISIL

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Anyone who knows me knows how much I "adore" Millenials -- those 20-30 somethings who grew up with technology that MY generation and the one before de...