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Hamas Off Terror List on Technicality; Hysteria Reigns

Gabriel Sassoon | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Gabriel Sassoon

It is obvious to everybody, including the widely respected Washington Institute, that Hamas will be placed back on the list. Not least because the EU's political echelon has emphasized that it will, and that there will be "no practical effect" as a result of the General Court's finding.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

The Death Of A Terrorist Leader Doesn't Necessarily Mean The End Of The Group

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

School Shootings and Lone Wolf Attacks: What's the Difference?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Fryberg and Zehaf-Bibeau cases may differ in detail and motivation, yet they both reflect societal problems whether they are concepts of misguided masculinity in which young men feel inhibited in expressing emotion or increased isolation and alienation as a result of prejudice against mental instability.

Halloween and Grief: When the Nightmare Is Real

Megan Devine | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

One dear friend pointed out this morning how hard it is to reconcile the cemetery where she takes her very young child to visit her father's grave with the plastic headstones all over town, the scary way graveyards are depicted, not just at Halloween, but in many children's stories.

Tilt Shift Terror With Photographer Rob Reeves

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images Copyright Rob Reeves As Halloween draws closer and closer, I decided I'd need to find some spooky photos to feature here on the blog. ...

10 Twilight Zone Episodes That Will Give You Chills

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alexandra Rosas

This week marks the 55th anniversary of The Twilight Zone series. It's not easy to pick from my favorite TZ episodes, but if carnivorous Martians landed on earth and forced me to choose under threat of human extinction, I'd have to name these.

Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

ISIS Beheadings and the American Separation of Church and State

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Richard T. Hughes

Americans who view a Christian establishment as a meaningful antidote to Islamic terror have already conceded the fight to the people they oppose since they would strip the United States of one of the most important pillars of American freedom.

ISIS Isn't Alone: The Case for U.S. Ground Troops Anywhere Terror Exists in the World

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

There are over 50 other major terrorist organizations in the world, from Nigeria to the Philippines, and America can't wait for any of them to become the next ISIS.

Fighting the Islamic State: What About the Day After?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Decades of entrenched autocratic mismanagement and abusive rule in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be erased overnight. Similarly, they cannot be reversed by foreign intervention.

Lost Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Discovered

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science

TORONTO (AP) — One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage h...

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

The Meaning Of Terror

Jerome Karabel | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Jerome Karabel

The world has become accustomed to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, and there has been a cumulative desensitization to the human suffering caused by the current conflict. The magnitude of the humanitarian disaster now unfolding is immense. Gaza has fewer than 1.8 million inhabitants, and over 1,400 of them are now dead. Were a similar catastrophe to occur in the United States, a nation of 316 million people, the equivalent number of deaths would be over 240,000. Faced with the unending possibility of attack, Israel is understandably concerned about its security. But its actions in the current conflict suggest that in the end its greatest threat may be to its soul.

What Not to Say to a Zionist

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

Look, I know most, maybe all, of these comments were coming from a place of genuine concern. Who doesn't want to be cared for and have people in their lives who love them enough to express such sentiments? With that said, my friends, such sentiments don't sit well with Zionists.

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little attention has been devoted to what is done with the information NSA collects.

The Boys Need Us

Chana Frid | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Chana Frid

I go to bed at night and, as I stretch out in the familiar softness, I think of them: How are they sleeping? Are they allowed beds? I cannot bear to think of their parents' despair: Is there any way their parents are sleeping at night?

Israeli Community Rallies Behind Kidnapped Teenager's Family

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On a quiet street in the rural community of Nof Ayalon, located in central Israel's Ayalon Valley, members of the press stood outside the home of Racheli and Avi Frankel.

Tackling Emotions to Tackle Terror -- Innovative Counter Radicalization Strategies to Be Tested

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Edit Schlaffer

Terrorism is the new reality on the same level as air pollution, climate change and financial decline. Even in peaceful Austria, two teenage girls embarked on a journey to Syria to become brides of fighters and serve Allah through Jihad.

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

My Family's Terror at the NJ Garden State Mall

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Now again I am traumatized by a shooting. How many more will die before America finally wakes up?

My Creature From The Black Lagoon, or the Fun of Terror

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.

Using Our Resources Wisely

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.