islamic extremism

  • Police react to a suspicious vehicle near La Carillon restaurant following a series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 15, 2015.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTS779V
    November 21, 2015  

    In the U.S., FBI director James Comey says he is not aware of any credible threats of what he calls “Paris-type” attacks or of any U.S. connections among the Paris attackers. At the same time, Comey said the FBI currently has 900 open inquiries into Islamic extremists in the homeland and federal charges have been brought against 69 people for allegedly supporting ISIS. Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times joins Megan Thompson for more on domestic threats. Continue reading

  • COMBATING EXTREMISIM denmark monitor jihadil mom
    May 11, 2015  

    Denmark, like other European nations, is struggling to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations in Syria. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen on the story of a young man who left his home country to fight for the militant group, and how his mother is urging the government to do more to stem the tide of extremism. Continue reading

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    February 27, 2015  

    In a violent rampage through a museum in Mosul, Islamic State militants knocked statues to the floor, using sledgehammers and even a jackhammer to reduce ancient artifacts and some replicas — representing idols that past cultures worshipped — to rubble. Bernard Haykel of Princeton University and Michael Danti of Boston University join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the significance of the latest video. Continue reading

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    February 26, 2015  

    A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King’s College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism. Continue reading

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    February 20, 2015  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the White House summit on fighting extremism, Jeb Bush’s foreign policy platform, Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama’s upbringing and patriotism, as well as the Clintons’ foreign financial ties. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2015  

    President Obama addressed an audience of international delegates on fighting extremism overseas, emphasizing the importance of peaceful democracy and expanding human rights. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also spoke, calling for cool heads and alternatives to purely military responses. Judy Woodruff offers a recap of remarks at the White House’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2015  

    In an interview with Judy Woodruff, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that military action cannot be not the sole response to extremism, and stresses the importance of protecting the rights of marginalized people. They also discuss Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, the crisis in Ukraine and worries about the relevancy and transparency of the United Nations. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2015   BY Josh Lederman, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
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  • CONFRONTING EXTREMISM  monitor frontline
    February 18, 2015  

    With growing concern over global extremism, the question of how to counter and prevent radicalization is the focus of a three-day summit at the White House. Judy Woodruff talks to Zainab Al-Suwaij of the American Islamic Congress and Matthew Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about tailoring strategies to American communities. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
    January 31, 2015   BY Julie Pace, Associated Press 

    In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of “Islamic extremism,” settling for the more generic “violent extremism.” Continue reading

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