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Islamic Extremism

Now That the Guns Have Been Silenced

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: Will it last, or is it merely just another pause, providing the prelude for the next round of fighting à la previous ceasefires? I believe the current ceasefire is different as it was achieved under completely different circumstances and may well last.

The Tragedy Continues - Arab Spring Gives Way to Salafist Summer

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Lawrence A. Levine

Despite the religious and political "marketing" of Jihad and martyrdom by al Qaeda, like any good organized crime syndicate, ISIS leadership and sponsors recognize violence as a profitable tool to advance their interests.

Time to Face the ISIS Inside of Us

Elham Manea | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Elham Manea

It would be easier to look the other way. It would be easier. But if we continue to blame the others, insist on our inaction and silence, it is we, we, no one else, who is letting our religion be hijacked by this fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.

An Atheist's (Somewhat) Relaxed View of the Qur'an

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Ronald A. Lindsay

Objectively, there's no denying that today Islamic extremism poses more of a threat than other types of religious fanaticism. There are complex historical, social, and cultural reasons for this. But this is not a matter of the text of the Qur'an being inherently more susceptible to intolerant interpretations than the Bible.

Muslims Worldwide Fear The Rise Of Islamic Extremism

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Though the extremist militant group ISIS has declared a restoration of the Islamic Caliphate and issued a call for all Muslims to pledge their allegia...

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

Understanding and Treating the Cancer of Islamic Extremism

Ribal Al-Assad | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Ribal Al-Assad

Since the dawn of time, the world has witnessed conflict, and since the onset of organized religion, it has played host to sectarian violence. But why is Islamism currently growing so fast, and so widely? The reasons are political and economic.

'If Nigeria Falls to Islamic Extremists, All of Africa Will Be at Risk'

Joop Koopman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Nigerian Christians are confronted with the growing threat of radical Islam in the form of the extremely violent anti-Christian Boko Haram sect, which was declared a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Lee Rigby Murderers Convicted

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — A jury has convicted two British men who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" of murdering a serviceman who was run down with a c...

Donald Rumsfeld Neocons His Way Back Into War On Terror Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld criticized President Barack Obama's foreign policy in an interview with Newsmax this week, accusing his ad...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslim Americans Amp Up Anti-Radicalization Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Muslims in the United States have grappled with the consequences of extremism since Sept. 11, 2001, when the actions of 19 men affiliate...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Floats Muslim Involvement In Boston Bombing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speculated about the involvement of Islamic extremists in the Boston Marathon bombings, even as authorities...

Repel Evil With What Is Better

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

One of the consistent messages of the holy Quran is: "The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one, which is better." In last few weeks, we witnessed too many Muslims fail miserably to uphold these central ideals.

Boykinism: Joe McCarthy Would Understand

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Andrew Bacevich

The debate over who actually represents God's will is one that the both Bush and Obama have studiously sought to avoid. The U.S. is not at war with Islam per se, U.S. officials insist. Still, among Muslims abroad, suspicion persists and not without reason.

Pakistani Women Unite to Battle Religious Extremism

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The alliance of the educated Pakistani women against religious extremism is an extraordinary and heartening development in a country where women face stringent restrictions and enjoy minimal freedom of choice.

Mind Over Jihad

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

With the growing difficulty to prevent radicalization and rehabilitate militants, there is a lot more that needs to be done by parents, imams, scholars, teachers and the entire society to promote the message of mercy and compassion.

As 9/11 Anniversary Approaches, a Call for Balance

Mark Potok | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The truth is that intelligence experts with far more integrity than Gingrich or others who have specialized in demonizing Muslims agree that homegrown jihadists now pose more of a direct threat to America than al Qaeda.

Muslim Americans: In Pursuit Of Justice

Ahmed Younis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

"Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future" provides an unprecedented look at the complexity of the Muslim experience in American public life.

Obama's Drone Surge in Pakistan Doing More Damage Than Good

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The facts unequivocally illustrate that the drone program is steering the U.S. away from achieving its national security objectives in the region.

Suicide Bombers Kill 30 At Pakistani Shrine

AP | By KHALID TANVEER | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

MULTAN, Pakistan -- A pair of suicide bombers struck a shrine in Pakistan Sunday, killing 30 people gathered there and pressing a campaign of attacks ...

Is The Prophet A Founding Father?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Muhammad cannot be kept out of Arab politics. The Westward-looking elites in the Arab world are secular -- even Saddam was secular -- but they hold power by brutal means.

The Violent Rhetoric Of Saudi Arabia's Imams

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sabria Jawhar

As American politicians debate whether violent rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a similar debate is underway in Saudi Arabia.

Surprising Portrait of Pakistan's Leading Youth Blogger

Daniel Teweles | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Teweles

Whether advocating for gay rights or providing reality checks for her fellow Pakistanis on the real danger facing the country, Sana Saleem is a modern digital woman in the last place you'd expect.

Adventures of an Accidental Zionist: Encounters with the Anxiety of Jewish Extinction

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Preserving, celebrating and perpetuating Judaism is not a solitary work but a noble collective pursuit, one within which each of us, Jew, or non-Jew, has a vital part and valued role.