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Radical Islam

A New Paradigm for Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Rabbi Marc Schneier

The good news is that Israel and the most powerful of its longtime Arab adversaries have come to a common understanding of the peril to their very survival from resurgent fundamentalist Islamism.

The Perils of Obama's Vacillating Strategy Toward ISIS

Robert G. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Robert G. Kaufman

The United States would save much blood, toil, tears, and sweat defeating ISIS decisively now rather than later. Yet Obama's pinprick response devoid of strategic rationale will invite the maximum contempt for American resolve.

Islam -- Up for Grabs?

Ooi Kee Beng | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Ooi Kee Beng

Historically, effective resistance to excessive Islamization in Muslim-majority countries has often been headed by the military, as champions of secularism. This has been obvious in the modern history of the Middle East. Where monarchies have reigned, Islam's role has been harder to predict. And so in Brunei, a stable country living off oil wells, the sudden implementation of hudud has left many baffled. The government has suppressed social media response against the sudden imposition of hudud. Whether the whole exercise is simply the whim of an autocrat or long-term strategic politics is too early to determine.

To Save the Girls, the World Must Help Nigeria

Jacob K. Olupona | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Jacob K. Olupona

It's important to understand that Boko Haram did not emerge in a vacuum. It is almost a direct result of the failed state that is corrupt and unable to provide even a basic level of safety and services to the country's citizens.

Blair: The Neocon's Dead End

James Zogby | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

After reading and rereading the speech, "Why the Middle East Matters," I was struck by how similar it was to the "agitprop" used by George W. Bush in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Is Tanzania Radical Islam's Next Target?

Joop Koopman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Joop Koopman

Bishop Bernadin Francis Mfumbusa heads the almost three-year-old Diocese of Kondou, in the heart of Tanzania, one of 34 dioceses that serve a Catholic population of some 9 million who represent 20 percent of the population.

In the Muslim World, Genius of Christianity

Joop Koopman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

"Great effort must be made to establish a dialogue between the regime and moderate elements of the opposition. The world's big players must get involved in earnest and put real pressure on the various parties to come to the negotiating table."

Devastating Blow to Radical Islam: What the Media Missed (Update)

Barry Lando | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Barry Lando

If true, what may be a far more devastating -- and under reported -- blow against radical Islam than the killing of Osama Bin Laden was delivered by the new the emir of Qatar.

Tony Blair Is Right About Islam

Khurram Dara | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion
Khurram Dara

For the better part of the last 10 years, many Muslims in America have been searching for ways to change the image of Islam. But every time there is a terrorist attack committed by a Muslim, it sets back years of work by activists and decades of Muslim integration into American society.

What's Russia Doing in Syria and Why

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.02.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Moscow's take on the Libya war is that a Security Council resolution crafted to protect civilians ended up enabling regime change, which was never the original intent. Russia is determined that Syria not be Libya redux.

The Way Forward In Countering Violence Of Radicals

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

We should not be victims of the vicious circles of the past, perpetually dwelling on who first incited the trend of radicalization. However, we should devote more time and energy to dealing with simmering conflicts around the world emphasizing the importance of dialogue, compassion, empathy, justice and respect.

Tsarnaevs, Mass Murders And Radicalization

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Given the lack of any pattern in radicalization, both law enforcement and community leaders face a very difficult task as to how they go about unearthing violence-prone radicals. As a free society, we will have to manage such threats without veering away from our constitutional principles.

Muslims Are Not Fighting The War You Think We're Fighting

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Our Ummah was founded on love: love for Muhammad that made us follow him, love for each other that made us care for each other, and love for this world God gave us that made us strive for a better and more just world. However, love is the opposite of what we are known for now.

Muslims! Are You Awake Yet?

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

To my Muslim community, no matter how you interpret or live out your Islam, I appeal to you for us all to work together. We've been complacent and all of humanity is suffering for it. Not just us in America, but look at the mayhem radicalism have spawned.

Islam Alone Can't Explain the Boston Bombings

Evan Perkoski | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Evan Perkoski

Anecdotes paint a picture of a seemingly ordinary teenager who liked to hang out, go to the gym, and party with his friends. So how could a student like this become a religious fanatic?

Glenn Beck Ties Bachmann Investigation To Radical Islam

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Glenn Beck suggested Tuesday that the ethics investigation into the erstwhile presidential campaign of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retribution ...

Islamists Gaining Strength In Libya

The Media Line | Sherif Elhelwa | Posted 03.21.2013 | Religion

By Sherif Elhelwa/The Media Line When a group of Islamic terrorists with links to al Qaeda assaulted the American consulate in Benghazi killing Amb...

Mali: A Global Wound

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

We have to address the root causes of terrorism and invest heavily in improving the immune system of societies, which are vulnerable and weak in the face of this challenge.

Timbuktu's Ancient Islamic Manuscripts Face Uncertain Fate

AP | KRISTA LARSON and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion

SEVARE, Mali — Timbuktu, the fabled desert city where retreating Muslim extremists destroyed ancient manuscripts, was a center of Islamic learni...

Selling Children Is Against Islam

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

It is time for lay-leaders, clerics and religious judges who flagrantly contradict the Quran to be by-passed as irrelevant and pariahs of our society. They should instead be forced to answer: Why are they defending an oppressive pre-Islamic culture?

EgyptAir Reviews In-Flight Movies After Islamist Complaint

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Egypt's national airline said on Thursday it will analyse its onboard movies to make sure they respect "Egyptian values an...

The Islam Women Were Promised

Sheikh Musa Furber | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sheikh Musa Furber

There is something deeply wrong when even a small part of a Muslim society views the shame of a single rape to outweigh facilitating the spread of corruption and the wrongful taking of life.

Quality Is Very Important In Islam

Harun Yahya | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Our Prophet was a man of fine appearance and attribute, and he had an aesthetic appreciation for beauty. This is notably different from what we see in today's Muslim extremists.

Righting The Wrongs Of Blasphemy Laws

Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Douglas M. Johnston, Ph.D.

Every civilization and every religion has experienced similar mob behavior and miscarriages of justice, but that is no excuse for the current misuse of the blasphemy laws that is taking place in Pakistan.