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Radicalization

An Open Letter to Tarek Fatah: Can You Sit This One Out?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

As Canada's very own fake-outrage machine, most of us ignore your statements or shake our heads at them in disgust. This particular post, however, didn't sit right with me, and I felt I had to respond.

Radicalization: An Urgent Threat That Needs Washington's Attention

David Oualaalou | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
David Oualaalou

Currently, the United States does not understand why and how the process of radicalization evolves, and who is being radicalized and why.

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

Australia Announces $60M To Fight Radicalization

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Tuesday it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter v...

The Global Trust Gap Driving Radicalization and Recruitment

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

A new acronym is haunting the media: ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant). And to be honest I would not have been able to decipher it myself some w...

Branding Terrorism for What It Really Is

Matt Freear | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Matt Freear

Al Qaeda might have been "decimated" yet our fear of terrorism remains a specter that haunts our way of life, hindering our Constitution and foreign policy. We still allow easy cliches, propaganda and generalizations to decide our actions and obscure a way forward.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

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...

Pushing Past the 'Grey Area' on Homegrown Radicalization

Peter Henne | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

The time has come to seriously consider (1) the relationship between radical beliefs and behaviors, (2) trajectories of violent and non-violent radicalization, and (3) the radicalization process across the ideological spectrum.

Muslims Combating Anti-Semitism

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

"Anti-Semitism is everyone's problem. The moderate Muslims don't understand that after the radical Muslims finish with the Christians, Bahai, and Jews, they will come after them. The minute we stop fighting for each other, we lose our humanity."

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.

Learning From Bin Laden's Death

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Are we safer now than we were before the launch of our massive counterterrorism effort?

Confronting Neo-Nazi And Skinhead Fanaticism In Northern Europe?

Kemal Argon | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

This kind of interfaith work might be compared to throwing a small stone into a pond: there is usually not a big splash but the ripples slowly proceed everywhere, bringing their important message.

Frankfurt Airport Shooter Enraged By Film 'Redacted' The Night Before Attack

AP | By CLAUDIA ISABEL RITTEL | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

FRANKFURT, Germany -- A man on trial for killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport harbored anti-American feelings and spoke of violence about a ye...

A Dark Day For America

Rabbi Gerald Serotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Gerald Serotta

King's hearings lead our country down a dark and dangerous path of demonization that threatens all of what America stands for, that which has uniquely allowed us to thrive as a minority here.

Law Enforcement And Muslim Communities In LA: A Lesson For Rep. King?

Mary Slosson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The unit consists of seven members, not all Muslim, doing everything from internal education within the LAPD about Islam and Muslim culture to community education on issues like domestic violence and hate crimes.

King Hearings Are Inconsistent With First Amendment Values

Kate Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Martin

Consistent with First Amendment values, congressional committees should not use their government power to target individuals or communities based on their religious beliefs.

Open Letter To Congressman Peter King

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While terrorism and violence in all forms are threats to American national security, singling out any one community for inquiry is not only a failed approach to policy, but it is un-American.

Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings Are Wrong And Misguided

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

An effort is currently underway to hold a public hearing in Congress on the "radicalization" of Muslim Americans. This is both troubling and dumbfounding.

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

My Senate Armed Services Testimony: A Bottom-Up Approach to Extremist De-Radicalization

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Atran

What inspires many lethal terrorists in the world today is a thrilling cause and call to action that promises glory and esteem in the eyes of friends and eternal respect that they will never live to enjoy.

A Role for Muslim Americans in Preventing Extremism?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Inculcating a pride in citizenship and the responsibility of stewardship within Muslim youth is a message that needs to be reinforced-from the mosque pulpit to the kitchen table.

Another Homegrown Terrorism Case

Lydia Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lydia Khalil

Just because homegrown plots constitute the majority of those uncovered doesn't mean that homegrown terrorism is the greatest threat.