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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...

Jamaican Mother And Daughter Found Beheaded

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A mother and daughter were beheaded Wednesday by attackers who invaded their home in a gritty area outside Jamaica's capital, nea...

Man Beheads Woman In Spanish Supermarket

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

MADRID — A man beheaded a British woman in a random attack in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands on Fr...

Guilty: The Decapitation of Aasiya Zubair

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Though many people claimed to love Aasiya, none of them did enough. Laws are useless in the face of inadequate support systems in a person's family and friend network that can help extract one from her abusive situation.

New Questions Around Uganda Beheading, but Situation Remains the Same

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Waymon Hudson

It appears that some of the details about the motivation behind the violent beheading of Pasikali Kashusbe and his connection to LGBT rights group Int...

Samuel Herr Murder: Police Find Severed Head

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Authorities searching a Long Beach park found the final missing body part – a severed head – believed to belong to a c...

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

Teacher Beheaded By Militants In Philippines

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the southern Philippines say the severed head of a kidnapped schoolteacher has been found in a bag at a petrol station....

The New Taliban Code of Conduct: A Kinder, Gentler Taliban?

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

A new Taliban code of conduct declares: "The utmost effort should be made to avoid civilian casualties." This follows an edict ordering commanders not to carry out any more beheadings.