Islamic Scholar, Hamza Yusuf Refutes ISIS Claims

I find this article, by Hamza Yusuf to be credible.  This author,  an Islamic scholar comports with my stance on ISIS/ISIL.  Too much that is being written is not well researched and promotes dangerous beliefs.  There are those who continue to link ISIS to a version of Islam, but the
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The True Price of Ignorance

The self-serving video released by the Taliban showed the hideous and brutal shooting of an Afghan woman revealing the true price of ignorance.  A great many of the Taliban are simply a woefully ignorant band of fighters who have been able to regurgitate a corrupt form of Islam withou
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Deadly Veto

The vote at the United Nations this weekend reveals old fault lines from the Cold War period.  While the Syrian people will pay the price of realpolitik, there is no doubt that a multipolar world will require greater deftness on the part of the United States and its allies. Even with
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Suicide bombing in Afghanistan

The suicide bombing on 30 October was a deadly attack against a convoy traveling along the American University campus.   The attack was directed at ISAF forces and resulted in the death of 17 persons; at least 12 of whom were American.  ISAF stands for International Security Assistanc
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A Day of Dignity

This past weekend in every corner throughout the United States ceremonies were held in honor of the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  On display for all the world to see was the sense of dignity that symbolizes the best of democracy.  Democracy, with all of its e
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Ten Years Hence – 9/11/01 to 9/11/11

The morning of September 11, 2001 is seared in my memory. I can remember details from that morning with such vivid recall. One of my strongest memories was that of watching the television and hearing myself say, “This must be a movie trailer. This can’t be real.” It
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Terrorism in all forms

The attacks in Oslo, Norway had all the hallmarks of an Al Qaeda operation in the early hours of the news reporting.  The certainty of the massive bomb blast being a terrorist attack was clear but the subsequent shooting rampage of teenagers at a youth camp added a complicated factor.
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