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  • Dec 10 2015
    Is ISIS Islamic?
    ISIS, the Qur’an and the Bible: Fundamentalists versus Modernists“ISIS is No. 1 enemy of Islam” -- Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-SheikhAs of this writing every notable Islamic organization in the world has condemned ISIS, not only for the attacks in Paris, but also the ISIS inspired San Bernardino mass killing by husband and wife, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.
  • Does Counter-Terrorism Really Sound That Much Better Than War?
    At what point do you label a military operation a war? Without getting into the pros and cons, the rights and wrongs of bombing Syria, I still wonder at what point the American people, Congress and President Obama are willing to say 'Yes, we are at war with the Islamic State'. Let's try and break this down.
  • It's Déjà vu All Over Again; Obama Prepares the Nation For War With ISIS
    While the rumors of America's impending return to active hostilities in the Middle East have been getting louder by the day, I continued to hold out hope that the President would resist the headwinds and use his prime time address to educate the nation how it is impossible to defeat an ideology with bombs and missiles alone.
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  • Brutal instrument known as 'The Biter' used on women shows increasing barbarity within IsisThu Feb 25, 2016 |
    People in Mosul call it “the Biter” or “Clipper” – a metal instrument newly introduced by Isis officials to punish women whose clothes they claim do not completely conceal...
  • Inside the Syrian Provincial Capital Where 200,000 Face StarvationTue Feb 09, 2016 |
    Deir Ezzor, a once relatively prosperous city of more than 300,000 people, is modern-day Syria in a microcosm. When anti-government protests broke out in 2011, the...
  • America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al QaedaMon Feb 08, 2016 |
    U.S. strikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State have had an unintended beneficiary: al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has exploited the strikes and gained strength, and that has...
  • The cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran that's tearing apart the Middle East, explainedMon Jan 04, 2016 |
    Only a few days into the new year, the Middle East has already taken a significant turn for the worse. The region's greatest rivalry, between Saudi Arabia and Iran, has...
  • Everything you need to know about the Iran-Saudi Arabia crisisMon Jan 04, 2016 |
    Relations between Shiite Iran and its oil-rich Sunni neighbors across the Persian Gulf have never been warm, and the civil wars in Syria and Yemen have fueled mistrust and...
  • Saudi Arabia's ISIS-Like JusticeSat Jan 02, 2016 |
    Most countries ushered in their new year by hosting increasingly beautiful displays of fireworks. Others, by increasingly archaic displays of public execution. Today...
  • What the GOP Gets Wrong About ISISMon Dec 28, 2015 |
    As we come to the end of a year of terror—actually, of horror—and we enter a year of terrible campaigning by some horrible candidates for the presidency of the United...
  • Is This Big ‘Win’ Over ISIS for Real?Mon Dec 28, 2015 |
    Iraq’s security forces made their biggest advances yet against the self-proclaimed Islamic State on Monday, taking back much of the Sunni-dominated city of Ramadi. But the...
  • Republican Leaders Divided Over Declaring War On ISISTue Dec 15, 2015 |
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that it would be good for U.S. foreign policy if Congress voted to authorize the war against self-described Islamic State...
  • Assad Buys Oil From ISISThu Dec 10, 2015 |
    If you believe Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is the kingpin of a multibillion-dollar scheme to smuggle 200,000 barrels of ISIS oil every day, disguising...

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