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Top 10 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations in the World

Monsters with an insatiable blood-thirst or rebels with a cause? Mindless robots on a killing spree or humans fighting for greater good? Most …

Airport Security Profiling Muslims

A few months ago, I wrote a post about flying while Muslim and the case of the six imams who were removed from their flight because they prayed …

Turning Away Syrian Refugees is Exactly What ISIS Wants

As the world continues to mourn the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 120 dead and over 300 injured, there have been many discussions on how to contain the global threat that is ISIS.<p>One of the more knee-jerk reactions appears to be the outcry over allowing Syrian refugees …

Don’t Take the Bait: The U.S. Should Not Send Troops to Fight ISIS

In December 2001, when the war on terrorism was only weeks old, victory appeared at hand with the fall of Kandahar, the southern Afghanistan city …

Donald Trump Calls for U.S. Ground Troops in Iraq

Mario Suriani—AP<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images<p>Russell Turiak—Getty Images<p>Charles Wenzelberg—AP<p>Timothy Clary—AP<p>Richard Corkery—NY Daily News Archive/Getty …

November 2015 Paris attacks

Islamic terrorism in Europe (2014–present)<p>2014<p>Jewish Museum shooting<br>• Norway terror threat<br>• Tours police station stabbing<p>2015<p>Île-de-France …

September 11: A day to recommit to America and the defeat of her enemies

When the towers fell thirteen years ago, it was validation of my decision to join the Army just four months earlier. We were going to war, and I would be a part of it.<p>The nation cheered as our special operators made quick work of the Taliban, and I’ll never forget watching a soldier slap an …

President Obama vows continued strikes against extremists in Syria

President Barack Obama vowed more strikes against extremists in Syria on Tuesday after U.S. forces carried out separate air raids targeting Islamic State militants and an al Qaeda affiliate that Washington said was plotting attacks on America and Europe.<p>"We will not tolerate safe havens for …

You Should Fear Racism and Xenophobia, Not Syrian Refugees or Muslims

Here are a few facts to consider while contemplating the events of recent days and navigating the torrent of foolish, hateful propaganda unleashed by …

San Bernardino may change minds on police use of surplus military equipment

Images of police in armored vehicles and tactical gear confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., led to a backlash against what critics have termed the militarization of law enforcement.<p>After last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, SWAT officers were hailed as heroes for using similar equipment …

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