Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

December 04, 2015

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

November 14, 2015

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?

January 17, 2015

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

January 17, 2015

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

January 13, 2015

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...

Who Orchestrated the Terrorist Attacks in France?

January 13, 2015

France has witnessed its deadliest attack in decades, but who orchestrated it? Background On January 7, the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine infamous for its controversial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, was attacked by armed terrorists. After killing 12...

To Save a Life is to Save Humanity

January 12, 2015

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

January 12, 2015

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

January 11, 2015

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...

Cartoonists Murdered, Radical Islamism Blamed, But What’s the Bigger Picture?

January 09, 2015

No one deserves to be killed because they draw an offensive picture — of anyone. If you don’t want to be offended, avoid it. The fallout from the Paris attacks by three alleged al-Qaeda operatives will be significant in many ways. Upon reflection, it is important to put things into...

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