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Extremists

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5-Year-Old?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said "pew! pew!" Yes, this is real.

The Best Way the U.S. Can Help Fight ISIL Is Staying Out

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

If the past is any indication of what could result out of this "mission," the U.S., the nation leading the way with words, guns and treasure, is likely to fail simply because every time it has gone there it has made things worse.

Declaring War on Cultural War

Robert Hall | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The upcoming 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 Presidential/congressional elections are a time of opportunity. The majority in this country are tired of cultural warfare. The vocal minority may be ruling but they have failed at governing. Sometimes war is necessary but it is always destructive and never sustainable.

Extremists Are Evolving –- So Should We

Salmaa Elshanshory | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Salmaa Elshanshory

Counterterrorism is not working. Retaliatory military actions, condemnation by world leaders and by the general public on social media and censorship of terrorist organizations have all proven futile. It's time to try something new.

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

WATCH: I Used to Be In A Cult And Here's What It Did To My Brain

Diane Benscoter | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home
Diane Benscoter

2013-09-26-benscoterpull.jpgExtremism has become a sensationalized catchall phrase, often used by politicians and mass media to polarize and to label groups of people as "the bad guys." But, what is extremism? And how do we get to the root of its destructiveness?

The Central African Republic: The Emerging Pakistan of Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated in recent months with worsening humanitarian conditions, lawlessness and violence between the Christian and Muslim communities.

Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

When the Republicans bring back actual "doctors" and send the "faith healers" back to where they belong, we Americans just might trust them again. Meanwhile we'll reelect our sane president.

Deputy Killing Suspects Linked To Extremist Group: FBI

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.19.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- At least some of the seven people arrested in a fatal shootout with Louisiana deputies have been linked to violent anarchists on the FB...

Rising National Security Risk in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Unless Europe takes a good look in the mirror and honestly acknowledges that shoveling more money into a black hole is not, ultimately, the answer to its problems, it will slip further and further into the abyss.

12 Jewish Extremists Banned From West Bank

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said Thursday it has banned 12 Jewish extremists from entering the West Bank for three to nine months because they a...

David Wood

Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in...

The Islamic Center and the Character of Our Nation

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bekeh Utietiang

The debate over the Islamic center close to ground zero and of the mosques around the country should be taken seriously because the character of our nation is in question. Are we going to be true to our principles as a nation?

A Burning Question: Extremists on 9/11

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Pastor Terry Jones is planning a Koran burning for the ninth anniversary of 9/11. Other than a pointless, smoke-filled flip off to the second largest faith in the world, does the torching of media these days do what its purveyors want it to do?

Obama Is A 'Communist,' 'Socialist' And 'Anti-American Extremist,' New Book By Aaron Klein Claims

Media Matters for America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his book, The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists, Klein -- who has distinguishe...

A Surge Of Hate: Anti-Government Extremists Are On The Rise -- And On The March: Newsweek

Newsweek | Evan Thomas and Eve Conant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stewart Rhodes does not seem like an extremist. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former U.S. Army paratrooper and congressional staffer. He i...

Xenophobic Nationalism Clouds Hungary's Elections

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Poised to win as much as 20% of Parliament's seats, Jobbik -- the increasingly popular far right party known for its militaristic rhetoric and hate speech -- is sending a shock through minority communities in Hungary.

Politics: The Reason to Reason

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Unless those in the middle rise up and assert themselves we will all continue to have one thing in common. There is but one word for that: "Disgust."

U.S. Should 'Marginalize Religious Extremists, Not Religion'

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Religion is a growing factor in world affairs, but the U.S. government views it through the lens of counterterrorism. That's the conclusion of a two-y...

Fighting the Ghost of Cheney Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do you fight a ghost? That is the dilemma we face as the bitter battle for rationalism and sanity rages on in the era of Cheney-Palin-Beck. The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation.

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

Freeing God And Religion From The Confines Of Faith And Reason

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Let's be honest; we like extreme views: Such strong, black and white positions are more exciting and accessible, especially relating to such complex issues as religion and faith.

Sheriff Alderden's Jokes Draw Ire

The Coloradoan | Adam Chodak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A volunteer for the nonprofit Muslims Against Hunger group is not upset Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden plans to hold a Christmas tree-trimming pa...

Is This the End of Democracy?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.