terrorism

Muslim woman and child hold a candle at a vigil after the Quebec shooting

After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

February 16, 2017

Amidst public memorials and religious services following the January 29th terrorist attack on a Quebec mosque, Canadian Muslims are pushing for more lasting structural change.

It has been several weeks since a gunman shot and killed 6 mosque attendants during Sunday evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center—and injured at least 8 others. While some have described the perpetrator—27-year-old university student Alexandre Bissonnette—as a “lone wolf” attacker, Canadian prime Read more about After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

Muslims Proclaim “ISIS Sucks!” in Chicago Billboard Campaign

Muslims Proclaim “ISIS Sucks!” in Chicago Billboard Campaign

August 11, 2016

American Muslims have a strong message for Chicago drivers: a new billboard off of I-294 in Illinois proclaims, “Hey ISIS, you suck! From: #ActualMuslims.”

The billboard is part of a broader campaign by Muslim PR organization Sound Vision to present a counter-narrative about Islam. Including a quote from the Quran reading “Life is sacred,” the billboard is designed to demonstrate to non-Muslim Americans that ISIS does not represent most Muslims’ values and beliefs.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly referred to as Read more about Muslims Proclaim “ISIS Sucks!” in Chicago Billboard Campaign

Priest’s Murder Latest in Spate of Terror in France

Priest’s Murder Latest in Spate of Terror in France

July 28, 2016

Tuesday morning, a sparsely-attended Catholic Mass in France turned deadly as two knife-wielding teenagers stormed the church, took the worshipers hostage, and slit the throat of the priest.

Only 5 people had been in attendance at the morning Mass in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old priest who lost his life in the attack, had been filling in for the regular parish priest, who was on vacation. Although an octogenarian parishioner was also severely injured in the attack, police shot and killed the two attackers before there were any Read more about Priest’s Murder Latest in Spate of Terror in France

Easter Sunday Attack in Pakistan Targeted Religious Minorities

Easter Sunday Attack in Pakistan Targeted Religious Minorities

April 2, 2016

Last Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked the Gulshan-i-Iqbal park in Lahore, Pakistan, killing more than 70 people and injuring at least 300. 

The Jamaat ul-Ahrar extremist group—a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban—claimed responsibility for the attacks Sunday. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the group, told The Washington Post that the bomber specifically intended to attack “Christians Read more about Easter Sunday Attack in Pakistan Targeted Religious Minorities

The Chapel Hill shootings

The Chapel Hill shootings

February 24, 2015

In the week since Craig Hicks, an avowed anti-theist, took the lives of three Muslim students in North Carolina in what has been described as a conflict over a “parking dispute,” a complicated picture of both the crime and public response has emerged—and many continue to reflect on the state of equal treatment in journalism, if not the law.

Some, like the Vox’ Max Fisher, have pointed out that crimes where the perpetrator is Muslim tend to receive significant media attention, with the slant Read more about The Chapel Hill shootings

Getting ISIS wrong

Getting ISIS wrong

February 19, 2015

In the wake of recent statements made by figures such as President Barack Obama and Nihad Awad, president of the Council on American Islamic Relations, that ISIS does not represent "true Islam" or is not "Islamic" at all, Atlantic contributor Graeme Wood has published a feature claiming that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant is "Islamic. Very Islamic." He writes:

Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the Read more about Getting ISIS wrong