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Islamic Terrorism

A Group Too Extreme For Al Qaeda Just Took Over Iraq's Second Biggest City

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

They have live-tweeted amputations, carried out public crucifixions and have been disavowed as too extreme by al-Qaeda. Now they have taken over Mosul...

Muslims Must Defend the Olympics: For Chechnya

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Indiscriminate violence is anti-Islamic. Al Qaeda's calls for tumult are anti-Islam. But defending Chechnya from Putin's false claims, atrocities and terrorism against them is absolutely Islamic.

Staying in Afghanistan Is a Recipe for More Terrorism

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.

Fox News' "When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife" Kind of Question to Rick Perry

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Dorian de Wind

Perhaps we should not focus too much on Perry's answers -- we have heard enough of them and have come to expect them -- but more on Fox's "When did you stop beating your wife" question and on the motives for such a question.

The True Cost Of 9/11

Maher Arar | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Maher Arar

Politicians should have a moment of truth and admit that the cost of these wars, both in human and economical terms, far outweighs what they have achieved on the ground.

Is The Islamic Terrorist Threat Overblown?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) After a car bomb detonated on Wall Street one minute past the noon lunch hour killing 38 peop...

Muslim "Terrorists," White "Lone Wolves," and the Lessons of Oslo

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As the facts of Breivik's ideology slowly broke through, mainstream news showed momentary compunction. That emotion was quickly overtaken by a second and equally familiar theme in coverage of political violence: the often-deceptive "lone wolf" trope.

Algerian Exceptionalism and the Arab Spring

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

While mass protests and civil unrest were unprecedented in much of the rest of the region prior to January of this year, Algeria has had a long history of political upheaval.

Reject Terrorists, Not Scripture

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Reject Islamophobia in favor of terror-o-phobia. The enemy is not a certain religion but barbaric practices done in its name.

Religious Terror Is a Problem for All Faiths

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Placing quotation marks around phrases like Jewish terror or Jewish terrorist is foolish at best and dangerous at worst. Jewish terror is real, Islamic terror is real, and so is Christian terror.

Washington In A War Of Words On How To Label Terrorists

Religion News Service | By Maggie Hyde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Maggie Hyde Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In addition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration is fighting on anothe...

WaPo 'On Faith': Violent 'Muslims' Distort The Tradition

The Washington Post | John Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Religiously motivated violence adds the dimensions of divine authority, religious symbolism, and heavenly reward that enhance recruitment and a willin...

Does The Hutaree Militia Represent Christianity? A Muslim Knows Better

Yasmin Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yasmin Mogahed

If there's news of a Muslim terrorist, Islam becomes complicit in the crime. Yet few people are going to accuse Christianity of motivating the terrorism of the Hutaree militia.

A Comeuppance for Times Square Terrorist

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Dick Cheney: Through the Cracked Moral Compass, Darkly

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Should it be surprising that Dick Cheney, the guy who is the chief architect of the morally and ethically bankrupt Bush Administration policies on eve...

Cursed are the Peacemakers

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The catastrophic and horrendous attacks in Mumbai are being labeled as India's 9/11. Several thousand innocent civilians have already died in India as...

A Fuller and More Personal Response to Dorothy Rabinowitz's Attack on Me in the Wall Street Journal

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Deepak Chopra

To trivialize my views on a topic as vast of of terrorism with "Deepak Blames America," as Ms. Rabinowitz has done, not only suggests how abysmally uninformed she is, but also speaks to the ever-sinking journalistic standards of her newspaper.

Sam Stein

Giuliani's Hawks Split Between McCain And Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York City Rudy Giuliani has made up his mind as to whom, in the wake of his failed presidential bid, he will support for the Republican nom...