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Ted Cruz’s Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Bill

On January 11, 2017, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill to designate the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). This is not Cruz’s first attempt to see the Muslim Brotherhood added to the U.S.’s list of FTOs. In November of 2015, he sponsored a similar document for review by the Senate [...]

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“Terrorism” in the Republican and Democratic Platforms: What are the Implications?

Near the end of his speech at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton stated, “If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together, we want you.” Peter Beinart responded quickly and emphatically in The Atlantic, arguing, “Whether Clinton meant [...]

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Mental Illness: A Key Factor in “Terror”

In the wake of violent attacks in Europe, Senior Faculty Fellow and adjunct professor Engy Abdelkader discusses the role that mental illness plays in terrorism. She notes that a perpetrator’s race or religion usually determines whether the media, politicians, and commentators choose to label a violent act as “terrorism,” and then highlights how mental instability […]

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Mr. Trump, the kids can hear you (and other ways Muslim children are experiencing Islamophobia)

The recent execution-style murders of two reported American Muslim men – including a teenager – of Sudanese descent in Indiana comes with suspicion about possible motives.  With the execution-style murders of three American Muslim youth near the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill barely one year behind us, many suspect foul play predicated on growing […]

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Under New Anti-Terrorism Law, UK Schools Target Muslim Students

Back in 2010, Representative Louie Gohmert spoke out on the House floor about an overlooked threat to American national security: "terror babies." Muslim infants born in the United States to immigrant parents, he believed, would be taken overseas and radicalized. "And then one day, twenty, thirty years down the road," he said, "they can be sent in to [...]

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A Tennessee Man Planned to Slaughter Muslims in New York. The Media Was Silent.

Islamberg is a rural village in Hancock, New York founded in the late 1980s by American Muslims. Robert Doggart, a Tennessee man and failed Congressional candidate, wanted to burn the town to the ground and kill its residents. Doggart, 63, was recorded on a wiretapped line discussing plans to travel to the small New York [...]

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If It’s Not “Islamic” Terrorism, Why Focus Solely on Muslims?

The Obama Administration has intentionally avoided using the terms “Islamic terrorism” or “Islamic extremism” to describe threats to America’s security. This is an important decision, given that most of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil were not committed by Muslims. Despite this fact and the choice to use the more generic phrase, “violent extremism,” the […]

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Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For

This ongoing project monitors and maps Muslim condemnations of terrorism. It’s the most accurate and comprehensive study available. Think Muslims aren’t condemning ISIS? Think again.

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ISIS “Dummies” Bought Islam 101 Book Before Joining the “Jihad”

So ISIS is Islamic, huh? That seems to be a raging topic of debate as the group continues to make headlines. In a featured piece for The Atlantic in March of 2015, journalist Graeme Wood argued that ISIS isn’t a ragtag cadre of psychopaths, but rather a religious group with carefully considered beliefs. Plenty of [...]

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