Q: Because tomorrow's preachers and Shari'ah judges are being trained there? Animated video promoting tolerance among Saudi
1. An Independent Narrative: Ideas and ideals conveyed on the channels are not defined in opposition to an extremist ideology
The May decision to chasten the Saudi religious police was of course taken, as all major decisions are, by the royal family
It is encouraging, therefore, that several Arab governments are growing more open to a frank discussion of their security
A similar development is evident in Jordanian universities where sports clubs and dormitories have become favoured IS hunting
The Council declared in 2014 that a man did not need his wife's consent to marry a second, third or fourth wife and that
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University
The contrast could hardly be starker. A soccer star-turned-protest leader-turned-jihadist encourages peaceful anti-Bashir al-Assad protests in Syrian rebel-held territory. Nearby, in Islamic State (IS)-controlled territory young boys play soccer with decapitated heads.
Yet, in doing so, China like the US with its close ties to Israel, is also hindered by domestic considerations in its approach
We feel that the true battle against extremism and radicalism is a battle of ideologies and education, not one fought with guns and bombs.
Seeing very large historical events being reduced to smallish news stories, some no bigger than a small-town doctor obituary, is always a humbling experience. The great and grand problem or problems that consumed your era that everyone worried about may very well end up only being a very small story in the annals of history.
The 43d yohrzeit (death-anniversary) of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel falls this year on this coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 18th day of the Jewish lunar "moonth" of Tevet (Dec. 29-30).
As the French say, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose;" the more things change, the more they stay the same. Many of the startling revelations that we've seen with the San Bernardino terror shootings were experienced before in this country beginning more than a quarter century ago.
It's likely the US will form a new coalition to wage war on ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. What remains to be seen is who will do the heavy lifting in this coalition. Which nation will be willing to put boots on the ground?
They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.
The USA is ramping up security measures ahead of July 4th weekend.
In the short term, American security measures should be tightened, to be sure. And the U.S. can more closely cooperate with the security services of its Arab allies, benefiting from the latter's human intelligence while sharing its own technological intelligence.
A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.
It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.
Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.