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Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a …

My radicalized son chose the other Islam

<i>Michelle Walrond is an Ottawa resident.</i><p>Two days after Corporal Nathan Cirillo was murdered, a man berated an Ottawa imam at the end of a Friday sermon for condemning the killings of two Canadian soldiers and not declaring the killers as heroes. He was arrested the next day by Ottawa police on …

Explainer: what is Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia?

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has stirred debate about the future direction of the world’s richest Arab state. That direction will be …

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How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

<i>Dr. Yousaf Butt is a senior advisor to the British American Security Information Council and director at the Cultural Intelligence Institute. The views expressed here are his own.</i><p>LONDON -- The horrific terrorist attacks on the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the …

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Lured by Isis: how the young girls who revel in brutality are offered cause

As the numbers of western women travelling to join Isis in Syria and Iraq have grown – recent estimates suggest there are up to 550 from around the world – so has the understanding of their motivations and what analysts term the push and pull factors behind their actions.<p>Battles over personal …

Advocate Abrar Hasan on spread of #Sectarian violence & use of #religion by #ZiaUlHaq via @citizensarchive #blasphemy http://t.co/1x7HzZYlNU

Top Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Tayeb urges education reform to counter extremism

The head of Al-Azhar tells counter-terrorism forum in Mecca that there is a link between extremism and bad interpretations of the Koran<p>The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning, has called for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of …

The State Dept has a new logo, but no clue how to fight ‘violent extremism’ and needs your tips

State Department spokesmorons Jen “what terrorism?!” Psaki and Marie “ISIS needs jobs!” Harf have given up on trying to fight ISIS through hashtags …

A radical approach to extremism: Keep them in school

We want young men in our country to stop becoming Islamic extremists and killing people.<p>That basic desire is now on everyone's mind, in almost every country. It is what led to U.S. President Barack Obama's summit this week on "Countering Violent Extremism," and it has led many countries, including …