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ISIS has found a huge moneymaking method that's 'impervious to sanctions and air raids'

A recent report in The New York Times shows that ISIS — aka ISIL, Islamic State, and Daesh — pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from "taxing" and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIS is thought to make as much as $900 million from residents …

Income Tax

How the attacks in Paris might change Islamic banking

Will the atrocities in France change the future for Sharia-compliant banking?<p>When Daud Vicary Abdullah stood in front of a packed ballroom at the Global Insurance Symposium in the US city of Des Moines, Iowa, in May, he could feel tension filling the room.<p>Abdullah was there to talk about a sector …

Islam

Watch Bill Nye Explain The Causal Link Between Climate Change And Terrorism

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5 huge myths about Russia's military intervention in Syria

Putin has created a false narrative about the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to disguise the true objectives behind Russia's intervention Syria and is using this narrative to manipulate the international community.<p>Putin encapsulated this false narrative in his UN speech calling for an …

Middle East

Bill Nye Explains the Link Between Climate Change and Terrorism

This one is worth your time.<p>We need Bill Nye as an advocate for humanity. We need him to ask questions, to champion science and critical thinking. We need him to look at our biological world and sociopolitical world from a different perspective–one that's not bound by party lines, but rooted in …

Clean Technology
China

Theological Terrorism

Who's to blame for ISIS? The political left holds President George W. Bush responsible because of the American invasion of Iraq. The right faults President Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq. Both left and right agree that ISIS is so appalling and indescribably cruel it even gives …

Bible

Which nations are attacking ISIS?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, allies in the fight against ISIS are signaling readiness to intensify attacks on the terrorist group's strongholds in Syria and northern Iraq.<p>Germany is expected this week to give final approval to a military mission that includes up to 1,200 …

Middle East

Terrorism science: 5 insights into jihad in Europe

Terrorism is tough to study, but researchers have gleaned insights from the current generation of Islamist extremists.<p>In the wake of the terrorist …

Terrorism

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, …

Social Media

The Perfect Children of ISIS: Lessons from Dabiq

The new issue of <i>Dabiq</i>, the <i>ISIS</i> propaganda magazine, has hit the digital stands. The “cover” page is a color photo of corpses in Paris and worried city firefighters joined by the words, in block letters, “<i>JUST TERROR</i>.” Like any magazine, Issue No. 12 begins with a table of contents: There is an …

Islam

The Facts About Terrorism

On Monday, I posted a long piece about how we perceive acts of terrorism in the age of social media. Today, prompted by the publication of a new report by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace (and by a post on the report by Richard Florida), I’d like to focus on the facts about global …

Terrorism

Thresholds of Violence

How school shootings catch on.<p>On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard. He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag and was …

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