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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Useful Idiots: Why The Violent Extremists Welcome Attacks On Islam

Extremists can only be grateful when anti-Muslim propaganda, repeated constantly in right-wing publications and broadcasts, casts them as the defenders of Islam.

January 15, 2015

Kerry In Southeast Asia Seeking Support Against IS Group

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Indonesia on Monday to visit with President Joko Widodo and urge him to take more action against the Islamic State.

October 20, 2014

Somali-American Fights Militant Islamist Recruiters In U.S. Heartland

Abdirizak Bihi is a youth leader in Minnesota who works to help young Somali Americans reject the recruitment of religious extremists.

October 6, 2014

To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Voters Are The Enemy

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” –Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues. So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in a Las Vegas pizza joint. After executing Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo in the […]

June 11, 2014

Taliban Threatens To Attack Presidential Election In Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban threatened to attack next month’s presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers “to use all force” in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting. “We once again call on all of our countrymen to keep away from […]

March 10, 2014

Reported Executions Threaten Pakistan’s Talks With Taliban

By Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani government’s improbable bid to negotiate a truce with Islamist insurgents verged on collapse Monday after reports that militants had executed 23 paramilitary soldiers held captive since 2010. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the “heinous, criminal act” and government negotiators canceled scheduled […]

February 17, 2014