Mateen, Roof, Lanza: What Do They Have in Common?

July 02, 2016

Differing reactions to mass shootings in America highlight the troubling hypocrisy regarding white terrorism. In June, a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando claimed 49 lives and left 53 wounded. America was left in shock as the deadliest shooting spree in the modern history of the...

Barney Frank is Wrong: We Must Grieve Undivided for Orlando

June 28, 2016

Victims of the Orlando massacre must be honored and remembered collectively.   Barney Frank’s recent remarks on the Orlando massacre were as heartbreaking as they were unoriginal. Speaking with The New York Times, the former Democratic representative from Massachusetts downplayed the...

America’s New Homegrown Terrorism Dilemma

June 23, 2016

The ongoing policies to prevent radicalization are woefully lagging behind in the US. The struggle against terrorism, and in particular the fight against modern Islamic extremism, could well be described as Sisyphean rather than Herculean. Governments, security agencies and police forces face...

America Confronts Guns, Gods and Borders

June 21, 2016

Perhaps one day there will be a world completely free of assault weapons in anybody’s hands. America gets better every day. Just when you thought the record for the number of folks slaughtered by gun violence in a single incident might stick forever at 32 (Virginia Tech, April 2007), up steps...

Violence Comes to My Hometown

June 14, 2016

The unspeakable violence of the Middle East that we have come to abhor has come to America. Like so many people around America, my wife and I awoke Sunday morning to the incomprehensible news of the horrendous slaughter of innocents at a downtown nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Only for us, it...

The World This Week: Gay Nightclub Shooting Shakes America

June 12, 2016

Loss of community, individual alienation, increasing anger, lax gun laws and extreme ideologies are leading to mass shootings in the US. This week, Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic nomination for president to fight Donald Trump, the Republican candidate. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s rival,...