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Obama's Escalating Robot War in Pakistan Is Making a Terror Attack More Likely

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

This robot slaughter drags us into a terrible feedback loop, where the US launches more drone attacks to deal with jihadism, which makes jihadism worse, which prompts more drone attacks, which makes jihadism worse -- and on and on.

EDL, Tea Party Forming 'Strong Links' In Anti-Islam Efforts

The Observer | Mark Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the Americ...

Con Games: Moderate Muslim Double-Talk

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Something possessed me to Tivo Charlie Rose and the fruit of my labors as Ramadan was ending was an interview with the Muslim writer, thinker, and int...

The Chasm Between the Right and the Rest

Miles Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

The Right rejects all efforts by the center and left, Obama, European leaders or the United Nations, and ecumenical religious leader, to calm the storm and to appeal to Islamic moderates and isolate Islamists.

U.S. Intel Agencies Catching al-Qaeda in its own Web

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Devastated by Predator attacks, al-Qaeda is transforming from a terrorist group that uses propaganda into a propaganda group that outsources terrorism.

The Cordoba Initiative and Islam's Western CIvilization

Michael Thad Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thad Allen

Cordoba blossomed after 750. At this time, most Europeans lived savagely, grunting and dragging women around by the hair, in awe of the crumbling buildings of the ancients.

How Sex, Sin and Power Bind Jihadists to the Radical Right

Markos Moulitsas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Markos Moulitsas

Whether it's their violent outlook, their views on women and gays, their hostility to knowledge and science, or their fear of pop culture, modern conservatives and jihadists are essentially cut from the same controlling, ideological cloth.

German Mosque Used By 9/11 Attackers Shut Down

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A small Hamburg mosque once frequented by Sept. 11 attackers was shut down and searched Monday because German authorities believed the ...

Sufi Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Spirituality

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

The rapturous quality of Sufi poetry continues to fascinate me, but the idea of loving and seeking God while listening to radical mullahs is deeply troubling. Prostration to God devoid of spirituality is no different from doing sit-ups.

The Enduring Truth-Telling of Noam Chomsky

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Chomsky is trying to rescue crimes from the memory-hole, so we can remember them. In his new book, for example, he explains that Ronald Reagan -- the great hero of the American right -- was a champion of jihadism.

Who Is Al-Shabaab's Next Target? (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christof Putzel

A Somali militant group's claim that it carried out the devastating attack on a popular restaurant in Uganda during the World Cup final triggered wide...

Understanding How the Privileged Become Violent Fanatics

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.

Conservative Vigilantes: Please Exercise Your Right to Silence

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Joe Lieberman should be ashamed of his assertion that a law can be passed to strip people of constitutional rights after they are apprehended and charged.

Film Review: The Oath

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

Watching The Oath last night, I suddenly remembered a forgotten Marine companion from 42 years ago.

Searching for "American Jihadi" (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christof Putzel

After reading about an American youth who converted to Islam and joined an extremist insurgency in Africa, I realized he and I had unwittingly crossed paths a few years before.

Could Jihadists Overthrow The Syrian Government?

The New Republic | Nibras Kazimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration has signaled in word and deed that a policy change is in the offing, a change that would accommodate the Syrian regime and no...

The New Wannabe Jihadis

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Call them Chechen separatists or new world order gangstas, but don't call them jihadis. They're just wannabes who have adopted the glamorous guise of Muslim extremism.

The New Enemies Within

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

What makes efforts to disrupt homegrown terrorists especially difficult is the absence of important layers in our national security strategy.

Hot Tub Peace Machine

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

What if instead of flying Predators, we brought out the belly-dragging C-117's. And airdropped hundreds of state-of-the-art stand-alone hot tubs that require no plumbing or hard wiring?

Exodus: The Rest of the Story

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

We seldom hear the rest of the story about Passover. At a time when religiously motivated terrorism is a daily concern, it might do us well to contemplate the sequel.

Lebanon's Jihad Tours

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The Daily Star reports how Hezbollah was organizing 'Jihadi Tours' to the south of the country. This absence of an agreed common identity could be challenged by a process of greater interaction between Lebanon's various communities.

Times Square Car Bomb: an American Muslim View

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I hope we can remember the Muslim Senegalese man who raised the alarm about the smoking car, as well as the criminal who put it there. Muslims, like people of all religions, do good things and bad things.

Jihad and the American Creed

Khalil Marrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Khalil Marrar

If anyone is inclined to think that life in America might have driven Faisal Shahzad, Najbullah Zazi and David Coleman Headley to their radical agendas, think again.

Lawfare Conference Takes Aim at Terrorists' Efforts to Wage "Legal Jihad"

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Robinson

Last Thursday The Lawfare Project, a non-profit founded by attorney Brooke Goldstein (pictured above) to confront "lawfare" - which Goldstein define...

Saudi Arabia's Most Daring Newspaper Loses Its Top Man

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Al Watan, arguably Saudi Arabia's most daring newspaper, seems to have lost its top man after Jamal Khashoggi, the publication's editor in chief, resigned earlier today.