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Is There a Nonviolent Response to ISIS?

Derek Flood | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Derek Flood

In the case of the Islamic State, the question we need to ask is: What can we do to make things right? What can we do to protect the vulnerable? What can we do to stop the violence?

Colonial Baggage for America in Palestine

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

The U.S. aimlessly manages the symptoms rather than deal with root causes, which starts with the atrocities against the Palestinian people and extends to support for tyranny throughout the region to maintain the status quo.

The Final Solution Of The Christian Arab Question In The Middle East

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
Sheldon Filger

A horrific fate awaits the Christians in the Arab world, particularly in Iraq and Syria. Yet, the world is silent. The progressive left wing has its own ideological agenda, to which the Christians of the Middle East are irrelevant.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Turkey's Top Cleric Calls Islamic 'Caliphate' Illegitimate

Reuters | Ayla Jean Yackley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - The declaration of a "caliphate" by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civi...

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability to manage domestic politics, the Bahraini government could find itself facing a dire crisis in the near future.

Convert, Pay Tax, Or Die, Islamic State Warns Christians

Reuters | Dominic Evans and Isra' al-Rube'i | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious...

Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and His Islamic Caliphate Mark the Beginning of the Third World War?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

The lessons of history itself should compel us to take Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's promise to wage a ferocious worldwide war of vengeance against those he sees as the enemies of God with the utmost seriousness.

Who's Afraid of the Caliphate?

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

Today respected clerics exist here and there, but many Muslims see the absence of a single authority as one source of the weakness and paucity of Islamic vision in the Muslim world today. In an era when the West has repeatedly invaded Muslim countries, overthrown their leaderships, and commandeered their economic and energy sources over much of the 20th century, the weakness and lack of leadership in the Muslim world remains a vivid concern to Muslims. Thus when the term "caliphate" is invoked, it touches a chord in the historical sensibilities of many.

A Basketball Guide to Middle East News

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

While ISIS has been fiddling and diddling, the chattering classes and elected officials in Washington have been spinning and dissembling, resorting to blamesmanship to assuage their panic over the human calamity and geopolitical cluster unfolding in the Levant.

Glenn Beck Reflects

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Beck is smart, driven, and a shrewd businessman who knows how to appeal to his audience. Now, however, he is sounding more introspective. At least, that's what one might conclude from his interview earlier this week, with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, about his run at Fox News.

After the Boston Attack: The Terrible Truth about Terrorism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science
Carlo Strenger

We would all like terrorism to disappear, but this is wishful thinking. There is no alternative to keeping a clear and cool mind, even in the face of the horror perpetrated by terrorist acts. If we lose our minds, terrorism wins.

5 Differences Between A Catholic Pope And An Islamic Khalifa

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When my parents enrolled me in a Catholic school in Pakistan, our neighbors expressed a concern: Will my faith be at risk because of attending a Catholic school? As it turns out, the Catholic school taught me the lost Muslim value of grappling with disagreements in a non-threatening way.

Seeking A Commander-In-Chief For True Islam

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Where is the inspirational leader of peaceful Islam? Someone who can reciprocate to the President's call with "Islam is, and will never be, at war with the United States"?

Demystifying 'Caliphate'

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

The word khilafat means succession, and the khalifa is a successor to a prophet of God, whose goal is to complete the tasks of reformation and moral training that the prophet instituted.

The Fallacy Of The 'Clash Of Civilizations'

Charles Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Kimball

One of the most frequently asked questions since 9/11 -- "Why do they hate us?" -- has served to reinforce a simplistic and dangerously misleading framework for understanding.

The Prophet of Fox Predicts

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

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Egypt's 'Spontaneous' Pro-Mubarak Demonstrations

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

As Egypt and its people struggle through one of the most serious political and social crises in their history, most reasonable people and governments ...

Prince of Persia Slaughters Historical Accuracy

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the modern communications age, there is no excuse for a Hollywood blockbuster to be so off the mark.