Extremists can only be grateful when anti-Muslim propaganda, repeated constantly in right-wing publications and broadcasts, casts them as the defenders of Islam.
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.
Abdirizak Bihi is a youth leader in Minnesota who works to help young Somali Americans reject the recruitment of religious extremists.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]