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Islamic Extremism

Sarah Harvard

Muslim Leaders Asked To Condemn Extremism ... Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Monday offered Muslim leaders from around the world an invitation to appear on her show to condemn I...

On Non-Violent Islamic Extremism (1/3)

Elham Manea | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Elham Manea

I have a problem with two arguments in this whole debate on the rise of ISIS and Islamic extremism. One says Islam is not the problem and the other says Islam is the problem. Both fail to look at the roots of extremism.

Confronting ISIS Has No Military Solution

Akbar Ganji | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

History teaches us that military attacks and repression cannot eliminate ideas, particularly religious ones, from any society.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Cleric Thinks ISIS Can Be Defeated With More Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Countering extremist groups like the Islamic State will require “not less religion but more,” according to a prominent Muslim cleric...

Saudi Clerics Cite Quran To Condemn Terrorism

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion

RIYADH, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, ...

The Islamic State and Christian Security

Leona Foxx | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Leona Foxx

King Carl XVI Gustaf walked down the aisle with the Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. We opened the prayer service for peac...

ISIS Beheadings of Journalists Are Nothing Short of Barbaric

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

As I watch, listen to and read what reporters and commentators have to say about such savagery, I repeatedly encounter the question: Where are the voices of the moderate Muslims? Why aren't they saying anything?

Does Islamic State's Brutality Really Have Nothing to Do With Religion?

Fathima Imra Nazeer | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Fathima Imra Nazeer

It's time we take our blinders off and started openly talking about the connection between ISIS's brutality and Quranic literalism.

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 10.01.2014 | 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.