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#Violent Extremism

Five Lessons from the Paris Tragedy

David Harris | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
David Harris

Yesterday's tragic events in Paris should be another urgent wake-up call that, whether we live in France or elsewhere, our world needs, and is worth, defending.

5 Truths About Counterterrorism Presidential Candidates Should Keep in Mind

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Before jumping on the "tough on terrorism" bandwagon, candidates should reflect on the lessons learned in the 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and consider what actually works to counter this global problem - and what doesn't.

Transforming Mandera County's Deadly Reputation For Maternal Health

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

For many women in Mandera County a hard to reach, insecure and arid part of North Eastern Kenya, the story of life from childhood to adulthood is one about sheer pain and struggle for survival.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Crime-Tracking Service Wrongly Calls Abortion 'Murder'

Hans Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Longtime advocates for privacy and access to reproductive health care found the use of the phrase "murder by abortion" in local data appearing on to be disturbing. The label seems to invoke shame and humiliation.

CVE in the US: More Harm Than Good

James Zogby | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

While CVE is new, the idea of adopting programs and practices that may sound good but have no empirical justification, is tragically par for the course--especially when it comes to dealing Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security.

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

It's on Us to Stop Americans From Joining ISIS

Wardah Khalid | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

News of the latest American arrested for attempting to join ISIS in Syria hit extremely close to home for me. 20 year old Asher Abid Khan, who was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, was a member of my mosque in Houston, Texas.

MYHACK: Harnessing Creativity to Prevent Radicalisation

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

The head of ASIO recently issued a call to arms for families to spot teenagers on the path to radicalisation. The Director General of Security has sai...

Integration Is the Open Secret to Deradicalization

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The rise of violent extremism is only at the early stages, and if the West wants to stem the flow of volunteers to these ruthless groups, Western countries should make a concerted effort to engage and understand the nuances of their Muslim communities, especially the families from which these volunteers are coming.

The Shortcut to Deradicalization Is the Long Road

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.

Turkey's Best Asset to Tackle ISIS: Ankara or America?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There is no Hizmet Movement plan to take over Ankara, no desire to rule the religious roost. In fact, in my meeting with Islamic scholar and preacher Fethullah Gulen, America was lauded for its religious freedoms. That was the model offered up. Not a Muslim state but a state where all religions are supported in their practice. Turkish President Erdogan should take note.

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

Reports of Torture Haunt Bahrain's CID

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

If President Obama's words on terrorism are to be anything more than rhetoric, the U.S. government needs to speak out about Hussain Jawad's case and remind its military ally that when dissent is silenced, it feeds violent extremism.

Zach Carter

Jeh Johnson Agrees With Obama's Refusal To Call ISIS 'Radical Islam' | Zach Carter | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Sunday reiterated President Barack Obama's contention that the Islamic State should not be...

Obama: 'We Are All In The Same Boat' In The Fight Against Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama reminded world leaders on Thursday that "we are all in the same boat" in the fight against violent extremism, asserting the imp...

Obama: Military Force Alone Cannot Stop Violent Extremism

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama took to the pages of The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday to argue that the U.S. must do more to counter violent extremism around t...

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

Spencer Green | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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.

On Non-Violent Islamic Extremism (3/3)

Elham Manea | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Elham Manea

This project is the responsibility of Muslims themselves. It cannot be imposed from the outside. But it is necessary to tame religion, bring it back to the private sphere, and separate it from politics.

White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

Sahar Aziz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

While the threat of ISIL is real, Muslims in America should not collectively pay the price every time an individual or group engages in political violence in the name of Islam. Overtly targeting Muslims only corroborates what many Americans have suspected for decades -- systemic bias against minorities infects law enforcement.

Australia Announces $60M To Fight Radicalization

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Tuesday it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter v...

The Windows Are Closing -- The Age of Tolerance Drawing to an End?

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

We as members of civilizations, women and men, Muslims and non-Muslims, need to engage, need to mobilize for a new sisterhood -- fighting the demons and downsides of the defunct fraternities.

WATCH: For Next Big Media Debate -- Home-grown Terror

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Another uncertainty that might get clearer when Tsarnaev is tried, is whether he rightly belongs in what Obama proclaimed to be a new category of terrorist, saying to White House reporters, "One of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the United States."

Supremacist Terror Rising, Islamic Extremism On The Decline

SpearIt | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion

The latest string of suspected white supremacist violence involved at least one paroled prisoner and likely others in prison. This unfolding drama should be a wake-up call for any who think that Muslims hold a monopoly on terrorism.

White House Holding Summit On Crucial Issue

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State and local law enforcement officials convened at the White House on Wednesday for a daylong discussion about how police can ma...