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The Paris Massacre Proves One Thing: America’s Imperial Arrogance Can Only Make Things Worse

Last Friday’s massacre in Paris, which followed hard on the heels of similar outrages in Baghdad, Beirut and over the Sinai, is an unmistakable sign that ISIS has now embraced the Al-Qaeda tactic of spectacular mass-casualty acts of terror. The movement’s acolytes have, in just 36 hours, murdered hundreds of people of all faiths and creeds on three continents.

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America's Embrace of Islamophobia Is New, But Not Surprising

America is hurting itself at home and abroad and what’s worse is that it has yet to wake up and uproot the new hatred in its midst. The crude, anti-Muslim demagoguery filling the stump speeches of Ben Carson and Donald Trump has been reinforced by a similarly toxic current of Islamophobia creeping into the liberal mainstream.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Islamic Hate Parade

She grew up in Saudi Arabia. I grew up in Jerusalem. Today, we both live in America.

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Defenders of the CIA Torture Program Are Driving America to Moral Suicide

The release of the Senate Select Committee report on CIA torture of detainees has exposed America to great peril. But the danger of publication lies not in the threat of some sort of violent backlash from the Muslim world. The real peril is that Americans will dismiss the devastating revelations, falling into line with an official narrative that seeks to whitewash the practice of torture as the country drifts towards a complete moral collapse.

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Israel's Palestinian Residents Are Treated as Second-Class Citizens

My mother, Zakia, was so proud that my sister and I spoke better Hebrew than Arabic. Osman, my father, believed that by achieving the highest levels of education, we would one day be treated as equal in our country, Israel. He sincerely believed that Palestinians capable of articulating their narrative would win the hearts and minds of Israeli Jews.

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