By Fareed Zakaria
As we learn more about the brothers Tsarnaev,we are inclined to ask larger questions about their apparent descent into terror. What does it tell us about radical Islam,Russian immigrants,Muslim communities and the breakdown of assimilation? The most accurate answer might turn out to be:not much. Larger phenomena might be at . . . →Read More:Making Muslims feel at home in America
Last time I checked,terrorism had no nationality or religion. It was defined as the senseless slaughter of innocents by perpetrators of violence.
No matter what causes these terrorists claim to endorse,the damage they inflicted was not supposed to represent the teachings of the religion they identified with or the country they hailed from.
. . . →Read More:Does Muslim=Terrorist?
Pervez Musharraf stirred new controversies and conversations by announcing his return to Pakistan last week.
However,the main question remains whether the Pakistani people should give the former dictator-president another chance to run the country or not.
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By Tom Engelhardt
In late December 2001,not long after Washington’s second Afghan War began,there was that wedding celebration in eastern Afghanistan in which 110 of 112 villagers were reportedly killed by American B-52 and B-1B bombers using precision guided weapons. Then there were the more than 40 Iraqi wedding celebrants (27 from one extended family, . . . →Read More:In the War-Zone
By Prof. Lawrence Davidson
Back on 1 August 2012 I posted a piece entitled History on a Billboard. It reported on the placement,in the northern suburbs of New York City,of informational billboards with maps of Palestine showing the steady growth of Israeli confiscated territory and the corresponding shrinkage of territory available to the indigenous . . . →Read More:Rethinking the Savage vs. Civilized
I’m guessing that the crazies who stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi won’t be reading this…but if they were,I’d say “Don’t you know that you’re killing yourselves!?”
. . . →Read More:How the west views Muslim protests
Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about ISI’s involvement with . . . →Read More:Afridi:whistleblower or traitor?
To fix its troubled counterterrorism training,the FBI is calling in the cavalry.
The Bureau has turned to the Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at West Point to scour the FBI’s training materials,after Danger Room revealed that Bureau specialists were teaching agents that “mainstream” Muslims were likely to be “violent” and radical.” The West . . . →Read More:FBI,Army,Islam &Terrorism:The Stupid Connection