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Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

The youth will feel the full force of climate change. The time to change that is now. The fourth day of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris was dubbed “Youth and Future Generations.” Speaking at a press conference on December 3, Ahmad Alhendawi, youth envoy for the United Nations...

Deadly Attacks in Paris Bring France to a Standstill

Deadly Attacks in Paris Bring France to a Standstill

With at least 127 dead in Paris, serious questions will be raised, but where will the answers be found? There is blood on the streets of Paris. A city under siege. A nation gripped in panic. At the time of writing, at least 127 people have been murdered by terrorists in six separate incidences...

What’s the Connection Between Suicide Bombers and Suicide Rates?

What’s the Connection Between Suicide Bombers and Suicide Rates?

Isolation and desperation are the likely cause of young men becoming “terrorists,” argues Larry Beck. The “terrorists” have struck again, offering up last week’s version of mindless violence in the name of some cause. When this happens, I am appalled at the violence, heartbroken that...

Europe Remains at Risk of Further Terrorist Attacks

Europe Remains at Risk of Further Terrorist Attacks

Due to limited resources for intelligence services, European cities will remain vulnerable and further attacks are highly likely to occur. The attacks in Paris are the latest reminder of European cities’ vulnerability to terrorism. The style and duration of the attacks highlight the high...

Separating Fact From Fiction in Paris

Separating Fact From Fiction in Paris

The jihadist assaults in Paris on Charlie Hebdo have sparked allegations of a failure by French intelligence and security agencies. The attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, as well as two French police officers, have prompted analysts and the media...

To Save a Life is to Save Humanity

To Save a Life is to Save Humanity

To claim Islam is monolithic is to ignore the actions of the brave French Muslims whose primary instinct was to protect others before themselves. It has been a few days since the tragic horrors of the Paris attacks. On January 11, over 3.7 million people marched in solidarity in Paris and other...

A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Bullets and bombs can never silence the voices of laughter and friendship. As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical notions attached to that, but also a freedom-loving...

Why I Am Not Charlie

Why I Am Not Charlie

Scott Long supports free speech, opposes all censors, abhors the killings and mourns the dead, but he isn’t Charlie. There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo on January 7. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it. Words and pictures...

There is No Place for God in Religious Indoctrination

There is No Place for God in Religious Indoctrination

Amid the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Sara El-Yafi argues that there is no place for God in a religion. There is an essential thing to be said about the relationship of man to God today in light of the horrifying events happening in our world. The defeat of development in the face of religious...

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Refining the Post-9/11 Model

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Refining the Post-9/11 Model

Underlying the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine is a far greater threat than the brutalizing of freedom of expression. Just like al-Qaeda’s audacious attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington on September 11, 2001, the raid by suspected jihadist...

Gaza Protests in Paris: Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Jewish?

Gaza Protests in Paris: Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Jewish?

What’s behind the Gaza protests in Paris and the rise of anti-Semitism? Public Service Announcement: “Being ‘Pro-Palestinian’ is not the same as calling for violence against Israel or Jewish people.” This seems self-evident. However, many Palestinian supporters seem to feel that it is...

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