All Articles on Extremism

People put flowers and candles near the Midnight Shiha Bar for the victims of the recent shooting on February 21, 2020 in Hanau, Germany. (Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Views
White Terrorism Targeting Innocent Muslims in Germany Is Not Termed "Terrorism"
It is no accident that the shooter idolized Donald J. Trump, one of the world’s most vocal purveyors of hatred toward Muslims.
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The new right has set about reordering the political landscape. Mainstream parties have lost credibility. Politics have become even more polarized. Not just liberalism but democracy itself is under attack. (Photo: The Battle for Another World / Institute for Policy Studies) Views
Inside the Battle for Another World
Understanding how the new right went global—and how to stop it—is key to keeping our planet habitable.
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The history of Iraq since 2003 has been a never-ending disaster for its people. (Photo: Martyn Aim/Getty Images) Views
Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption
Many of this new generation of Iraqis who have grown up amid the ruins and chaos the U.S. occupation left in its wake believe they have nothing to lose but their blood and their lives, as they take to the streets to reclaim their dignity, their future and their country's sovereignty.
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 Along with the abuses of prisoners in places like Camp Bucca, FOB Mercury, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo, U.S. warfare predictably led to the buildup of ISIS and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's commitment to "an eye for an eye." (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
We can work to abolish war, mourn the deaths of Al-Baghdadi's children and question how conditions inside U.S. military camps, in Iraq, led to the extremism of Al-Baghdadi and his ISIS followers.
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Al-Baghdadi and his movement did enormous damage to the image of Islam in the world, and committed genocide against Muslims, as the term is defined in the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
US Militarism, Having Provoked ISIL Into Being, Kills Cult Leader Baghdadi
People in eastern Syria were brutalized and then suffered enormous damage as the US bombed their towns and villages to defeat ISIL, which had taken them over.
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George W. Bush's penchant for saying that in executing the war against Iraq he was carrying out "God's will."(Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism Is a Universal Phenomenon
When it masks a political agenda or when it justifies violence either by groups or state actors, it becomes a danger
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The death cult in Sri Lanka, like all religious cults, betrayed and defiled the actual values of Muslim scripture. (Photo: Stringer/Getty Images) Views
"The Nearest in Love": On How the Sri Lankan Death Cult Betrayed the Islamic Values of the Qur’an
These small, fringe groups are frustrated that 99.999 % of Muslims are not interested in their extremism
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Trump, too, has an apocalyptic view of the world: American carnage, international chaos. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right
Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power
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“The scale of this meddling by U.S. extremists is shocking, but sadly no surprise to us. (Photo: Getty) Views
Trump-Linked Christian Fundamentalists Are Pouring Dark Money Into Europe, Boosting the Far Right
The rise of far-right movements in Europe aligns with a significant increase over the last five years in spending by Christian groups here in the United States
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (Photo: Wikimedia Commos) Views
The Dangerous and Unrelenting Extremism of Clarence Thomas
Since arriving at the court, according to several empirical studies, Thomas has ranked as the panel’s most conservative member
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