Tag: isis

Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—After a closely-watched trial, three young Somali-Americans may enter a “deradicalization” program after being found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State. Two of the young men have already received lighter sentences for cooperating with the government. The harshest sentence of 10 years went to Zacharia Abdurahman who pleaded guilty but did […]

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Why global terrorism will always be a domestic problem

Why global terrorism will always be a domestic problem

| August 3, 2016

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) President Obama underestimated the threat of ISIS, by calling the organization a “JV team” during his 2012 election campaign. This was a miscalculation in terms of his thinking and strategy. In 2016, many countries around the globe are trying to destroy this violent extremist organization as each […]

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Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

| July 24, 2016

By Jim Wallis Courtesy of Sojourners If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not. Such a man would be denounced by Christians […]

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South Africa unsettled by U.S. warning of imminent terror attacks

South Africa unsettled by U.S. warning of imminent terror attacks

(GIN)—South Africans were shocked this week to learn that a U.S. travel alert, issued Saturday, predicted a likely attack by terrorist groups at upscale shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and had warned Americans to take measures. There had been no such warning from South African authorities. State Security Minister David Mahlobo […]

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Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

| January 5, 2016

By Armstrong Williams NNPA News Wire Columnist By all accounts, the political arena has proven to be full of surprises in 2015. We’ve witnessed the improbable and inexorable the rise of the outsider candidate, as first-time office seekers Dr. Ben Carson and business mogul Donald Trump have lead the Republican Primary for the better part […]

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Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

| December 16, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist It has been two years since our president declared the ISIS movement a “JV” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant […]

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There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

| December 16, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I awoke to a story that presidential candidate Donald Trump was now proposing that the families of terrorists should be killed. As best as I can tell, his rationale is that if any terrorists know that their families will be killed, they are less likely to be […]

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What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

| November 12, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Every day when we watch or listen to the news, we hear stories about the refugee crisis. The flashpoint for this crisis at this moment is Europe and the refugees, largely from Syria and Iraq. It is particularly noteworthy to observe the manner in which right-wing populists have played […]

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Nearly a thousand Nigerian girls freed, many malnourished, pregnant

Nearly a thousand Nigerian girls freed, many malnourished, pregnant

(GIN)—Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials […]

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