Daniel N Carlye Blair

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Suicide attack on Jordan army post near Syria border kills 6

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A suicide attacker driving a truck packed with explosives barreled through Syria's border with Jordan on Tuesday, setting off a blast that killed six members of the Jordanian security forces and wounded 14.<p>King Abdullah II said Jordan will "respond with any iron fist" against …

Middle East

Radical Islam Or Radical Islamism? It Depends Whom You Ask

The Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, claimed allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State during a phone call to 911 early Sunday. And that's reignited a debate over how to label the ideology that apparently inspired the attack.<p>Republican Donald Trump and many on the right say it's "radical Islam." …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Don't Call Me a Christian.

I told myself I wasn't going to do this. I said I was going to wait until my trip to Montana was finished before I processed these last several months.<p>Maybe it's the IPA in my belly, or maybe my heart has sprung a leak, but this is the first time in months I've known it's the moment to say what's …

Living Rooms

After Orlando, time to recognize that anti-gay bigotry is not religious freedom

In December 1989, Marc Lépine armed himself with a Ruger Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle and headed off to Montreal's École Polytechnique, hunting …

Religion

Correction: Nightclub Shooting-Florida-The Latest story

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, The Associated Press reported erroneously the precise type of weapon used by the shooter. The gunman was armed with a Sig Sauer MCX assault rifle, not an AR-15, which is a similar model.<p>A corrected version of …

Terrorism

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — might seem alluring . . . until you research it online and read countless testimonials of fellow moms calling it cruel and swearing it causes permanent …