For their sustained frequency alone, today's string of suicide bombings continues to entreat our self-interrogation regarding any prior or contingent social marginalization of the perpetrators.
Instead we should pass sane gun control; the Equality Act; reform our criminal justice system; give women equal pay for equal
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
This country has changed since 9/11. And the high powered rifles that enabled the extremist fueled act of terrorism in California are just one ingredient to a perfect cocktail that includes all that's ugly in America today.
The purpose of terrorism, after all, is to induce terror. And it certainly never made any sense that a dispute at a holiday party would lead to an attack from a black-clad pair geared up for Iwo Jima. So this is exactly what it looked like from early on, a case of home-grown jihadism.
Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.
PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The voice of a jihadist claiming Islamic State's responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris
Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.
Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.
The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.