The Hooligan Spirit

2019 Oct 19

There are many reasons why even the oldest democracies, such as the US and the UK, are increasingly riven by tribal hatreds...


Is Salafism making comeback in Egypt?

2019 Sep 01

Egypts Ministry of Religious Endowments granted controversial Sheikh Yasser Borhami, vice president of the Salafist Call, a preaching permit for Friday sermons in Alexandria in August


The Christchurch Massacre Was Another Internet-Enabled Atrocity

2019 Mar 23

Facebook is no more obliged to accept a posting than the New York Times is to print a submitted article. The social media companies themselves bear the social responsibility for their content.


The New Zealand Attack and the Global Challenge of Far-Right Extremism

2019 Mar 22

Far-right attacks across the globe have increased because of immigration fears, far-right utilization of social media, and the inter-connectedness of extremist networks around the globe.


The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer

2019 Mar 18

The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.


The Inspiration for Terrorism in New Zealand Came From France

2019 Mar 16

The gunman who massacred Muslims was inspired by ideas that have circulated for decades on the French far-right.


The True Origins of ISIS

2018 Dec 02

A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person.


Crown Prince Mohammed’s vow to moderate Saudi Islam: Easier said than done

2017 Oct 30

The absence of an overriding puritan religious history has made it easier for Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to campaign against Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism


Murder of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar: Who pulled the trigger?

2016 Oct 06

Sharing a cartoon on Facebook that depicted a depraved extremist issuing orders to a meek God