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#Violent Extremism

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
SpearIt

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...

U.S. Ups Extremist Fight In Pakistan

AP | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

OKARA, Pakistan -- Sultan Mehmood Gujar was a solid supporter of Islamist militants fighting in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India and even donated money...

White House To Unveil New Strategy To Combat Violent Extremism

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's new strategy to fight the threat of al-Qaida and other violent radicals in the U.S. is short on details ...

Google Starts a Dialogue with Former Violent Extremists

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

At the end of June, Google Ideas brought together former extremists from all over the globe -- from the neo-Nazi youths of Milwaukee to the radical Islamists of Tower Hamlets -- and asked them a big question.

Can Google Help Stop Violent Extremism?

The Washington Post | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

Technology giant Google, having conquered the Internet and the world around it, is taking on a new challenge: violent extremism....

Somalia, US, and the Dual-Track Letdown

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

The new Dual-Track approach is based on engaging diplomatically and economically any and all Somali political actors -- armed or unarmed -- as long as those entities are not supporting the extremist group al-Shabaab.

Former Extremist Launches Movement to Reclaim Pakistan

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephanie Rudat

Khudi is a self-described social movement peacefully advocating for nationalism, democracy and stability by tactically promoting tolerant discussion and debate to constructively resolve disputes.

Muslims & Non-Muslims Hear about Terrorist Threat, Solutions at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

An accomplished and diverse group of people -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who share a common concern about growing extremism and the threat it poses to ...

One Year After Cairo Speech: The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt one year ago was ground-breaking and transformational. While its impact was an...