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How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

by Rinku Sen on April 16 2013, 10:17AM

Care for those hurt. Care for those who will be accused. And care for ourselves. That’s how we’ll grow together, rather than tear apart.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Coping With Terror, National Security, Movement

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 5 2012, 10:44AM

The city’s ongoing use of informants to create terror plots it can then prosecute raised concerns of even the FBI in Ahmed Ferhani’s case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

New York City Terrorism Sting Latest In Line of ‘Entrapment’ Cases

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 18 2012, 1:06AM

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn charged a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man named Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis for attempting on Wednesday to to blow up the Federal Reserve building with what he believed was a 1,000 pound bomb. But, the NY Times…

Topics: /NOW

A Letter to My Son on Coping With Mass Violence

A Letter to My Son on Coping With Mass Violence

by Terry Keleher on September 9 2011, 10:20AM

As you grow older, you’ll have many opportunities to make positive change. What values will you put into practice? Answering this question may be the best way to honor those whose lives were so tragically cut short.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., Coping With Terror

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Muslim “Terrorists,” White “Lone Wolves,” and the Lessons of Oslo

by Michelle Chen on July 27 2011, 10:13AM

The key lesson from Oslo is that fear blinds, not just those who act on violent impulses but also those who bear witness to it. Americans should finally examine the ripple effects of political ideas with which they’ve grown dangerously comfortable.

Topics: Global Justice, Media, National Security

Professor Recounts: My Student, the

Professor Recounts: My Student, the “Terrorist”

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 2:26PM

Jeanne Theoharis details the extent to which our government is policing dissent under the guise of the War on Terror.

Topics: National Security

Pakistan's Flood Victims Drown in Stereotypes of Terrorism and Graft

Pakistan’s Flood Victims Drown in Stereotypes of Terrorism and Graft

by Michelle Chen on December 10 2010, 9:29AM

Military aid far outpaces the humanitarian help the West has sent.

Topics: Global Justice

American Muslims Speak Out: 9/11 Happened to Us All

American Muslims Speak Out: 9/11 Happened to Us All

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 2:10PM

PSA’s put a new face on the Park51 debate and 9/11.

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Tempers Explode Over Ground Zero Islamic Center

Tempers Explode Over Ground Zero Islamic Center

by Michelle Chen on July 15 2010, 11:01AM

How did an otherwise mundane hearing of the Landmarks Preservation Commission disintegrate into a Muslim-bashing fest?

Topics: Mosque Mania

Under Political Siege, Muslim Americans Confront America’s Ugly Side

by Michelle Chen on June 7 2010, 12:02PM

Besieged by media attacks and riven by internal conflicts, Muslim American communities have been wrestling with an identity crisis for years now. The latest slew of “homegrown terrorism” allegations has prompted the Obama administration to show that it’s at least…

Topics: Immigration, National Security, Politics

Muslim Community Center Rumbles Ground Zero in NYC

by Michelle Chen on May 25 2010, 8:50AM

Nearly nine years after the Twin Towers collapsed, Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan is still smoldering. The public response to a proposal to build an Islamic center near the site has reignited the embers of anti-Muslim animosity. The right-wing blogosphere…

Topics: Mosque Mania

With Miranda, Obama Moves Dangerously to the Right

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 11 2010, 11:59AM

A day after Attorney General Eric Holder said he’s working to amend the Miranda law for terrorism suspects, Obama’s chief political adviser, David Axelrod, told CNN that the president is “open to looking at” a change to the rule. The…

Topics: National Security

Holder’s Slippery Slope: Denying Miranda Rights on the Way to Torture

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 10 2010, 11:59AM

Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the Obama administration will move to make the Miranda law more flexible for people facing accusations of terror. The debate over whether or not to Mirandize terrorism suspects has been renewed by the…

Topics: National Security

Travel Restrictions Under Obama: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

by Michelle Chen on January 5 2010, 9:13AM

America’s borders tightened and loosened this week as the Obama administration revamped its travel restriction policies. The formal end to a longstanding travel ban on people with HIV/AIDS has enabled travelers to enter the country without being subjected to…

Topics: National Security

FBI and ICE Raid Halal Slaughterhouse

by Leticia Miranda on October 26 2009, 12:46PM

Over 100 FBI and ICE agents raided an Illinois Halal slaughterhouse last weekend and nearly every news report says that no one knows why. The First World Management provides goat, beef and lamb that is prepared according to Muslim standards….

Topics: Immigration, National Security

FBI to Muslim Man: Spy for Us or We’ll Deport You

by Leticia Miranda on October 7 2009, 1:00PM

Foad Farahi is just one of many people caught between the political crosscurrents of nationhood, xenophobia and the Bush-led “war on terror.” He came here on a student visa and when it expired, he sought political asylum from persecution…

Topics: Immigration, National Security, Politics

Framing terror

by Michelle Chen on May 28 2009, 3:41AM

The White House has made a point of retiring the “war on terror,” as a term of art, but this past week has proven that the tropes underlying that phrase have a long half life: the “terrorists” are everywhere…

Topics: National Security

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