Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Threat and Promise of the Fracturing of the Middle East

“Welcome to Extremism” Foreign Policy – August 20, 2014 – David J. Rothkopf Anyone with a brain or a heart cannot help but be deeply disturbed by the unending and seemingly accelerating torrent of grim — sometimes horrifying — stories emanating from the Middle … Continue reading

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The Women of ISIS – Understanding and Combating Female Extremism

Foreign Affairs – August 21, 2014 – Nimmi Gowrinathan Reports that women have formed their own brigade within the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have confounded experts–and worried them. For many, the idea of women as violent extremists seems … Continue reading

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Muslim Women in History – Nana Asma’u

On the news everyday is the effect that violence has taken on our societies. It is easy to see all the pain and cruelty and collapse with sorrow and despair of ever being able to change this world on our … Continue reading

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