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Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

David Paul | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

About Beheading: There Is More to ISIS Decapitations Than Mere Publicity

Michael Vlahos | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Michael Vlahos

Ritualized IS beheadings tee-us-up for defeat to come. Suddenly confronted with the power and horror of sacral death -- which we are deeply receptive to and yet not equipped to understand -- we move, reflexively, like the monarchies of the 1790s, to simply destroy the bacillus.

Using Oklahoma Tragedy for Political Gain

Harris Zafar | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion
Harris Zafar

A horrifying tragedy in Oklahoma has been hijacked to become a tool of partisan politics, and lost is the practice of an intelligent discourse.

Did the ISIS Beheadings Change American Attitudes Toward Islam?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

When ISIS started beheading Americans, did it change public attitudes in the Middle East in general, and Islam in particular? Recent polls have suggested a dramatic shift in public attitudes.

A Cop Killing and a Beheading: How Fox News Picks and Chooses Its 'Terrorism' Targets

Eric Boehlert | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

On Fox News a Muslim who killed a co-worker in Oklahoma and who remains in police custody represents a much bigger story than a suspected anti-government assassin who killed a cop and remains on the run, eluding hundreds of law enforcement officials while terrorizing a Pennsylvania community.

Rick Perry Believes Oklahoma Beheading Was More Than ‘Workplace Violence'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday that the beheading at a workplace in Oklahoma last week “is an act of violence that is associated with terrori...

Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation.

ISIL and the World's Policeman

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

So goes the political dance in America between reality and rhetoric. However, most Americans see past the rhetoric. They understand the reality that the Middle East is a mess and that American military action is not going to do much.

What Role Do Social Media Companies Have in Stopping Speech?

Robert Quigley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Robert Quigley

Who would want to see the gruesome video or further the militants' propaganda goals? Count me out. However, it is wrong that Twitter and YouTube made that decision for us, without a clear explanation.

Fighting the Islamic State: What About the Day After?

James Dorsey | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Decades of entrenched autocratic mismanagement and abusive rule in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be erased overnight. Similarly, they cannot be reversed by foreign intervention.

Keeping Their Memories Alive

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

We need to emphasize and celebrate the values, passions, memories and legacies of those we have lost rather than constantly rewinding how they were taken from us.

For Steve Sotloff: My Personal Tribute to My Friend and Collaborator

Leah Stern | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media
Leah Stern

You chose to venture to the most dangerous places on the planet because sharing the story was worth the risk of your own mortality. You unmasked the evils of our world today and you stared at it straight in the face. And you truly loved doing it.

We Should Encourage Obama to Play More Golf, Not Less

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Does our president really play too much golf these days? That's the question being debated lately after questions were raised about President Obama'...

The Challenges in Defeating ISIS

John L. Esposito | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
John L. Esposito

Given the current momentum of ISIS and stated intentions to expand its caliphate, it may well attempt to increase its activity in northwest Syria and southern Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and southern Turkey.

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

WATCH: Talk Show Viewer Calls For Gays To Be Beheaded

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A Staten Island resident stunned the host of New York 1 program "The Call" by suggesting that gays should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law. ...

Guilty Verdict For Man Who Planned Beheadings In U.S.

AP | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina man serving a 45-year sentence for a terror plot to attack a U.S. Marine base and overseas targets was found guilty ...

Man Beheads Wife On Roof: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

A German man was seen atop his roof, a knife in one hand and his wife's head in the other this morning. The unidentified 32-year-old man allegedly...

One Muslim Does Menial Work For Sikhs To Atone For Beheading By Islamists

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

HASAN ABDAL, Pakistan -- Thousands of Indian pilgrims barely registered the man in the orange bandanna and Ray-Ban sunglasses taking their shoes and s...

Man Decapitates Another Man Who Knocked Over Grill

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

Three homeless men barbequing steaks and drinking rum in the Sarasota County woods ended with one man decapitated, one man in jail, and one man servin...

Wife Tries To Behead Sleeping Husband With Power Saw: Police

Posted 12.18.2011 | Crime

A Washington woman is behind bars after allegedly attempting to behead her sleeping husband with a reciprocating saw. When officers with the Everet...

The Lost 1001 Arabian Nights

Doug Lieblich | Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

There was once a pauper renowned for giving perfect impressions of the sultan...

Sanity Probe Scheduled For Beheaded La. Boy's Dad

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Crime

THIBODAUX, La. — A judge in Louisiana has appointed two psychiatrists to evaluate whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is sane en...