Amanda Fields

15 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | @AmandaField2016 | Keep up with Amanda Fields on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amanda Fields”

De-radicalization programs offer hope in countering terrorism

The director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that the number of men and women joining Islamic State is on the rise. Of the 20,000 foreign fighters, he said, at least 3,400 have come from Western countries, …

Here’s what we can learn from how Twitter responded to Paris

By Alexandra Siegel<p>As the details of the deadly coordinated terrorist attacks that wracked the French capital Friday evening began to emerge, heads of state, religious leaders, celebrities and average citizens around the world took social media by storm. After the self-proclaimed Islamic State …

Yuval Noah Harari: the theatre of terror

Terrorists have almost no military strength so they create a spectacle. How should states respond? The author of Sapiens, a history of humanity, reflects on the past, and alarming future, of the fear factor<p>As the literal meaning of the word indicates, terror is a military strategy that hopes to …

Terrorism in the Age of Twitter

In his influential 2004 book, “Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah,” the French political scientist Olivier Roy pointed out that what he termed Islamic “neofundamentalism,” despite its frequent references to the past and to the Koran, represents a very modern, even a postmodern, …

Exporting Jihad

The Arab Spring has given Tunisians the freedom to act on their unhappiness.<p>A few miles northwest of Tunis, with its sidewalk cafés and streets lined by rows of manicured ficus trees and its avenues named after European cities, there is a poor suburb of eighty thousand people called Douar Hicher. …

New Study Analyzes Media Coverage of Islam Over Time - The Bridge Initiative | A Research Project on Islamophobia

In recent years, many have argued that Western media coverage of Islam has been almost exclusively negative. Numerous studies conducted by …

Islam

Media's balancing act with terrorism

Terrorists, by definition, want attention. They commit violent acts to cause fear -- terror -- and disrupt normal life, all in the hope of gaining attention for a cause.<p>When I was in Colombia recently, President Juan Manuel Santos delivered a speech that's been rattling around in my head ever …

Media coverage of terrorism ‘leads to further violence’

Clear link claimed between reports of atrocities and follow-up attacks<p>Violence, so the saying goes, begets violence. Now evidence is emerging that suggests even the reporting of violence can trigger further attacks. Research has found that sensationalist media coverage of acts of terrorism results …

U.S., Tech Industry Leaders Hold Meeting On Counterterrorism

Top law enforcement and intelligence officials were in Silicon Valley on Friday to meet top brass at tech companies. The topic: counterterrorism. The government wants the biggest Internet brands to weed out ISIS recruitment online, and even help run advertising campaigns against ISIS.<p>The meeting …

Counter-Terrorism: Something Special For the Young And Obsessed

December 21, 2015: ISIL (al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria) has become a fearsome media presence because it has senior leaders who understand how social …

Middle East