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Extremists

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

Diane Benscoter | Posted 11.27.2013 | TED Weekends
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

Rev. Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. 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.

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...

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.

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.

Health Care and Hate in Alhambra

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

At the town hall I attended, which attracted over 2,000 people, the pro-Obama forces clearly outnumbered the right-wingers, but you couldn't tell from the TV news reports or the newspaper stories.

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.