Is Big Tech Ready to Tackle Extremism?

September 22, 2021

A news story that falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine caused the death of an American doctor was the most viewed article on Facebook in the US for the first three months of 2021. Instead of going public about the platform promoting such misinformation, Facebook held back on publishing the...

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Islamic State Label Gives Legitimacy to Violence

August 04, 2016

The so-called Islamic State has become a label that actors and individuals can fall back on for personal and strategic reasons. While some were announcing the imminent death of the self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State’s (IS) terrorism agenda was not only stepped up,...

Why Can’t Islam Unite Against Violent Extremism?

July 07, 2016

The war, battle or campaign against Islamic extremism is one that only Muslims can lead. After at least 15 years of violent extremism within its ranks, Islam has still not organized an effective counter campaign toward the proponents of extremist Islam, such as the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda...

How Do Terrorist Groups and Cults Attract Followers?

November 29, 2015

Knowingly or unknowingly, we may be supporting and promoting groups like Daesh instead of crippling and destroying them. In the fight against terrorist groups or cults, we should take care not to promote them in any way or to make it easier for them to recruit. Our first line of defense should...

FBI Uses Teachers as “Soft Surveillance”

November 10, 2015

Teachers and nurses must not be made puppets of campaigns to silence dissent. Human and civil rights advocates throughout the United States are alarmed at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) game-like “Don’t Be a Puppet” website. The agency described its website as intended to...

How Not to Deal With Extremism in Britain

October 20, 2015

The UK government wants to get tough on fighting extremism, but will the extended approach help or is it a form of McCarthyism? The British government has announced a raft of measures to help fight the war against extremism. It is part of a revised counterterrorism and counter-extremism strategy...

The Real Threat of American Extremism

August 13, 2015

Fundamentalist Christianity is a danger to both the global image and the future development of America. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks in January, the world stage has been rife with discussion about the dangers of Islamist extremism. That fateful word, “extremism,” has always carried...

Cult Attraction is Not a Problem of Logic

July 21, 2015

What are cults, and how do they work? Cults come in a great variety of forms: from the largely religious ones to terrorist groups that train suicide bombers; from right-wing to the ingrown “left” political groups that thrived in the 1970s and 1980s; and from get-rich-quick to personal growth...

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