Topic: War and Peace

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    Radical Islamic groups are using high-quality videos to recruit young Muslims in the US and Europe to join their fight. Now, a Somali Muslim immigrant in Minnesota is fighting back with his own videos—an animated series called “Average Mohamed” that counters extremist ideas about Islam. More

    March 20, 2015 | Comments

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    Young recruits to radical Islam “don’t have the knowledge base to fend off manipulation of the religion that these groups are doing to convince them this is the way they can be the best Muslims they can be,” says security studies professor Mia Bloom. More

    March 6, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out,” says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office. He also said President Obama’s remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. “He talked about the fact that Islam is not the problem. It’s terrorism that’s a human problem.” More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s no quick fix here. You don’t suddenly turn radicals into moderates. You have to educate a generation.” More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “We have to go back to the 17th century and ask what healed all that harm? And of course the simple answer is that what wins wars is weapons but what wins peace is ideas.” More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “We are still not getting it as a country, and we’re making a poor effort as a society to take care of all our veterans…We can liberate other countries and clear up their natural disasters. Women veterans are now America’s natural disaster,” says Final Salute founder Jaspen Boothe. More

    February 6, 2015 | Comments

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    “With the death of Thomas Merton, we lost really one of the great Catholic voices, one of the great prophetic figures within the Catholic Church. And I think that’s why his books are still selling, why they’re still being translated because that message is as relevant today as when he wrote it,” says Dr. Paul Pearson who oversees the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. More

    January 30, 2015

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    Muslims around the world are “the only ones that can actually win this battle because it is about an extremist ideology that they are going to have to stand up against,” says Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. More

    January 16, 2015 | Comments

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    “We lived our life feeling comfortable, in a way, with conflict. It was always there, so maybe we don’t know how it is to live without it,” says Paula Gaviria of the Colombia Victims’ Unit for Attention and Reparation. “Only people who have suffered conflict, like victims, are the ones that really know that peace needs to be made.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    “You had people watching synagogues burn. You had people looting businesses that had been plundered. You had people joining in on the violence.” More

    November 7, 2014 | Comments

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