Tag: Islam

Joining Islamic State has nothing to do with religion

REUTERS – It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men — and some women — become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding radicalization — and how best to undo it.   The appeal of Islamic State rests on individuals’ quest for […]

Blame Climate Change

Add Ebola and Islamic extremism to the list. Is there anything not caused by climate change? By Rick Brinegar   You name it, whether it’s beached walruses, rising sea levels, mass extinctions, societal collapse, or “thermageddon,” all the bad things you can think of have been caused by man-made climate change, according to the “man-made […]

Austria Passes New Law on Islam

Austria on Thursday called for standardized German-language translations of the Koran and moved to prohibit foreign funding of Muslim organizations on its soil in a draft law aimed in part at tackling Islamic extremism, Reuters reports.   The bill will overhaul a 1912 law governing the status of Austrian Muslims, prompting concern from a major […]

Non-Muslims in Mideast facing ‘Holocaust,’ says France’s chief rabbi

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia made an urgent plea to Europe to defend non-Muslims in the Middle East, whom he likened to Holocaust victims.   Speaking Sunday at the Grand Synagogue in Paris at a commemoration for Holocaust victims, Korsia cited the Yazidis’ plight in Iraq as an example of a minority group in need […]

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. […]

ISIL want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.   As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference in Paris talks said support would include “appropriate military assistance”.   The talks had been called to agree a strategy to combat the group, which controls large […]

Large Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama Mission to Destroy ISIS, Poll Shows

Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants.   Pressure is mounting […]

How the West Created the Islamic State

Part 1: Our Terrorists “This is an organisation that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon press conference in August. Military action is necessary to halt the spread of the ISIS/IS “cancer,” said President Obama. […]

Do you agree with Bill Maher’s take on Comparing Islam To Christianity?

MAHER: Absolutely. There was a Pew poll in Egypt done a few years ago — 82% said, I think, stoning is the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion. I’m sure you know these things.   ROSE: Well I do. But I don’t believe — […]