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Fear grows as Islamic State spreads: Terror network digs in deep in Afghanistan, Libya

February 5, 2016

As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, the Pentagon has a new problem to panic about: the rise of Islamic State (aka ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan and Libya.

“Islam is Just Christianity Misspelled”

February 4, 2016

The phrase encapsulates the common notion that Islam “shares” the same humanistic values as Christianity and Judaism.

Separate but Equal? Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall Makes Israel Similar to Iran

February 4, 2016

A plan to create a special prayer space in the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was approved by the Israeli government.

Learning from Barack and Hillary’s Libyan Adventure

February 4, 2016

"American policymakers were “seemingly content to buy jihadists’ assurances that they would pursue jihad solely in their homeland.”

Iraqi Journalist Dispels Myth that ISIS Has No Ties to Islam

February 4, 2016

Scholars and observers in the West frequently discount the role of religion when analyzing Islamist terrorist organizations...

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