Baseless accusations against Twitter’s former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth caused Roth to flee his home due to an escalation in threats against him after the release of the “Twitter Files.”
We have to recognize that the Supreme Court is now currently operating not just as an enabler of domestic terrorism in America but rather as a chief terrorist organization and a chief purveyor of anti-intellectualism in American culture.
On January 6th, an insurrection occurred at the US Capitol. Thankfully, many of the terrorists were unarmed. They had to make due using flags, mace or other objects as weapons. But there is a fear that there are many terrorist style attacks to come. That fear was strengthened on Wednesday when an armed man was…
From Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, the GOP has long presented itself as the party of “law and order.” The last time a large-scale terrorist attack occurred on US soil, George W. Bush was President. In September of 2001, Bush told Congress, “Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it…
U.S. federal investigators are trying to track down a suspicious package they believe was addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden, a federal official said on Wednesday.
A church that will be hosting alleged pedophile Roy Moore is placing restrictions on how cameras can film because they are worried that Al-Qaeda will attack them.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in New York City that left eight people dead, Donald Trump refuses to stop playing politics.
The anatomy of reporting on mass shootings depends on the perpetrator’s race. If the shooter was a white male, like Stephen Paddock, we are urged to wait for the facts. We don’t assume that mass shooting was a terrorist act when the shooter is white.
Though the majority of Americans do not condone the racially driven terrorism we saw in Charlottesville this weekend, this is increasingly what America is becoming with Donald Trump in the White House.
The situation is still developing and it’s still not clear whether the incident is terror-related.
A little over a year ago some high-level person in ISIS penned a treatise explaining precisely what Western nations (America) should do to aid in the terror group’s recruitment efforts. As sure as the Sun rises in the East, Donald Trump took the terror organization’s pleas for help to heart and has religiously followed every…
That this this school shooting went by without any substantive cries to address our nation’s gun culture and safety laws, especially regarding domestic abusers, is another indictment against this impervious predicament.
What do the economy, health care, terrorism, and immigration have in common? They’re all issues Trump is failing on, according to the American people.
The deliberate omission of white extremist attacks is necessary for Trump to convince Americans that the only one thing they have to fear is Islam.
Blaming an entire religion for the senseless violence of a few is a whole lot easier than actually knowing what you’re talking about.
Trump asks, “Do we really have a choice?” to which Aleena Khan says, “And all I ask is for acceptance and tolerance from others”
“I can tell you that the vast majority of all of our citizens, no matter their ethnicity, are fine, hard-working people, and now is not the time for us to be divisive.”
The fact is, the system worked this weekend – stabber shot dead, a man sought in connection with bombing, and bombs found in train station
The guy who exploited 3,000 dead Americans for political gain now seems to forget Sept. 11 ever happened.
Once again, the grandstanding Trump is exploiting a terrorist attack and stoking fears in order to score political points.
“Neither the House nor the Senate has held hearings on the terrorism directed at law enforcement officials…by antigovernment zealots such as the Bundys.”
How can Islam be the problem when there are just over 3 million Muslims in the United States, but over 5 million assault rifles?
New York City’s top cop has some harsh words for Donald Trump and other Republicans who’ve been attacking President Obama.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign needed just three words to destroy Donald Trump’s thirty minute plus rambling rant that was thinly disguised as an anti-terrorism speech.
Trump was all set to ride the terrorism card to victory and the media saw it as a real possibility back in March.
“To be fully effective, we must stop the recruitment, radicalization and mobilization of people engaged in terrorist activities.”
Bill O’Reilly dishonestly claims that Germans looked the other way when Hitler rose to power and that Muslims are doing the same with ISIL
Guilfoyle exclaimed, “Just kill them all and close Gitmo, that’s fine. They don’t have to come here, they don’t have to stay there.”.
The House voted to legalize the profiling of Muslims as part of HR 158 – a revision of the Visa Waiver Program used by 20 million tourists
According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Americans trust Hillary Clinton more than any Republican “to handle the threat of terrorism.”
Despite all the evidence he is 100% correct about the connection between climate change and terrorism, Noonan thinks Sanders sounds “daffy”
Fox News is in cahoots with Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, inventing inflated numbers of Syrian refugees to scare the base
Now that the Department of Justice has created a new position to combat domestic terrorism, conservatives, as predicted, are hopping mad. Their response is to do some Republican math to transform themselves from the threat to the victims. Breitbart was quick to pick up the story of course, and warn that Obama sees veterans as…
Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said the DOJ’s “highest priority is combatting terrorism, both international and domestic.”
In this book, Daniel Byman explores global jihadism from its beginnings in 1979 to today, from the mujaheddin to the menacing Islamic State
Fox News has not uttered the words domestic terrorism in relation to the Charleston shooting, but the Department of Justice is investigating the incident as both a hate crime and an act of terrorism.
The President put violent extremism into context when he said of the Chapel Hill shootings, “Many Muslim Americans are worried and afraid. We stand with you.”
“One thing is for sure – one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”
Despite the insistence of Republicans that the War on Terror is unidirectional, that it extends only outward, in the direction of Islam, it is omnidirectional, and extends inward as well as outward. The Western World, like the Middle East, is facing terror from within. Fox News and Republican politicians would have you believe that Islam…
Pres Obama pledged, “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death.”
Charlie Hebdo tells Republicans that people who don’t look like Fox News hosts should be killed, or at the very least, expelled from the US
Yesterday saw some 3.7 million people unite against terrorism in Paris and in various places around France in unity rallies. The largest of these rallies was in Paris. French officials of the Interior Ministry said the rally’s size was “unprecedented,” more than a million people in Paris alone (the Chicago Tribune reported estimates of between…
In Donohue’s ideal world, Muslims and artists would convert to Catholicism, “If both did,” he says, “we would have peace and civility.”
Clark outlines the challenges facing us, which together, he argues, “are exactly the grounds over which a national strategy must be unfurled.”
The mainstream media loves to talk about right wing extremism in Europe while ignoring our own, who are more a threat to us than al Qaeda
The trend to label ordinary American activists as domestic terrorists is alarming, bringing to new reasons to revisit the PATRIOT act.
The end of Big Military, it seems, leaves us with Even Bigger computers sifting Even Bigger data to identify and stop those small groups.
Some Republicans have conflated the identities of Muslims and Hispanics because they share similar skin color and to make their case that immigration reform is tantamount to inviting terror attacks.
The list of charges conservatives have leveled at the President that they claim are irrefutable impeachable offenses that demonstrate their complaints are a cover for racism and anger over losing.
Sixty-six Americans were killed in mass shootings by non-Muslims in 2012 alone, twice as many fatalities as from Muslim-American terrorism in all 11 years since 9/11
The capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhoklar Tsarnaev was and will continue to be tragic theater with an endless stream of unanswered questions.
It is not too early to note the significance of the date and location that make speculating the bombings were a domestic terror attack as reasonable assumption as not.
At 2:50 PM Eastern Time, late finishers of the Boston Marathon heard 2 bomb explosions near the finish line. Over 100 injured, 3 killed
Cheney claims the President’s national security team choices put the nation at risk because they do not support Bush-Cheney policies that did increase the risks to America; his logic defies reason.
The people who conflate targeting killing of al-Qaida terrorists in foreign countries with targeting American citizens is tantamount to the NRA falsely claiming that Obama is coming to take your guns.
A ‘proud Republican’ member of a Georgia anarchist militia has pled guilty to 30 charges for his part in the activities leading to the 2011 execution style murder of two teenagers.
The biggest threat to America, its people, and government is from domestic right-wing extremist groups that fall under the purview of the Republican Party.
There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans
The Syrian civil war drags on. Russia is sending ships and marines to Syria and both the U.S. and Russia are pressuring Assad to negotiate.
Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven’t managed to impeach him for Benghazi
Hilary Clinton, felled by a concussion, is under attack by Republicans for depriving them of an opportunity to subject her to the Inquisition
Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his stellar reputation.
Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready
Mitt Romney politicized the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi today as the House GOP outed the CIA, suggesting that they might be investigating the wrong agency.
Pamela Geller disengenuously claims she does not hate all Arabs and Muslims despite paraphrasing an Ayn Rand quote which does exactly that
In a breathtaking revision of history, we are being told that President Bush gave the Middle East ten years of peace
It’s probably needed but Obama is not going to do it, and why are we even talking about something like blasphemy? It’s so sixteenth century
The Republicans are trying to manipulate tragic events in the Middle East to the benefit of foreign-policy challenged, Mitt Romney.
I blame the First Amendment. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not making excuses for bad behavior by Islamic fundamentalists or any other fundamentalists. And the First Amendment is great. It’s my favorite amendment. It’s why I can do what I do here. It’s why I can read what I read and believe what I believe…
The birther behind the Swiftboating of Obama on the successful bin Laden raid wants Obama to stop talking about his military accomplishments.
Brian Fischer thinks if somebody hates a hate group that the hate group is magically no longer a hate group and wants SPLC to agree with him
The issue here is hate and what it leads to. Hate kills. It is graphically and tragically that simple.
Citizens may think the ultra right tea party has all the power in the U.S. In truth, they have almost none. A few people control America.
We should be really clear about the lines we’re crossing if we don’t challenge the undemocratic killing of what are effectively international gang leaders.
Legal and illegal residents of the U.S. send billions of dollars to their home countries every year. Dollars that benefit foreign economies
Racist business owners are cashing in on the controversy surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin.
The claims Obama is a war on terror egomaniac, but how could Obama out-display hubris of a flight-suit wearing Dubya standing aboard an aircraft carrier declaring a “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq?
The imminent threat from Iran that Republicans like to fear monger about has existed since Ronald Reagan, and the surest way to blow up the world is to allow the GOP to bomb Iran.
The Tea Partier in question, John Trautman, was criticizing the build of a mosque. He said “are not only our enemy but pagans. Why would we want them in our backyard?”
Oklahoma’s efforts to turn the state’s Muslim population into Untermensch (or “sub-humans”) in some sort of quasi-National Socialist racial hierarchy, with White Anglo-Saxon Protestants occupying the top rung as Herrenvolk (or “master race”) of the Volksgemeinschaft (or “national community”) have hit a snag. A federal judge did what a federal judge is supposed to do…
We suffered a mental collapse, the same thing that happened to William Foster in Falling Down. But what Foster did was wrong; what America did was wrong.
For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a substitution for politics.
Emboldened by their midterm victories, Republicans are already back to warmongering. Having invaded and conquered Iraq (where 50,000 U.S. troops remain to buttress the new government) and mired down in an endless war in Afghanistan, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) now wants to attack Iran.
The American Revolution ended British rule; the Constitution created the United States of America, and that creation did not all happen at once. It was a process; the United States is the result of political compromise and evolution, not violent overthrow.
Republicans are all jacked up on their latest fear crack over reports from Woodward’s new book on Obama, wherein he reveals that the President said essentially the same thing George W Bush said: America can absorb another attack, we are strong.
Christian and Islamic extremists drink from the same wellspring of authoritarianism – the desire to impose authority, to force submission to dogma, and to compel obedience. Choice is not an option. Submission precludes choice.
The Pastor of the church in Florida that is planning to burn the Quran has a sleazy past in Germany involving both allegations of financial wrong-doing and being convicted for using a false PhD. This is the man the far Right are defending. This is their base, their audience, and the sort of people who are clearly easily seduced by the regular shots of GOP inspired crazy into doing horrific things.
The planned burning of Qur’ans by an Evangelical church sends a confusing message that a violent act by them proves another group is violent, and threatens national security and the lives of American soldiers abroad.
Both top US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, and one of his deputies, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, are warning Americans that burning the Quran will endanger the troops in Afghanistan (and around the world), who are there fighting a war started by Republican President George Bush. A fearful nation awaits a leader from the Republican Party to grow enough courage to take a stand for us and for our troops and their mission.
Mobs are forming in America. It takes courage to do the right thing when it’s the unpopular thing to do. A coward finds it easy to go along with the mob and it is the exceptional man who, like President Obama, will say, “Now, hold on just a minute…”
Now that the last US combat brigade has driven into Kuwait, it is an appropriate time to look back at the Iraq War and to reflect on how it matters a great deal who we elect as our leaders. There are lessons to be learned, and we owe it to future generations to heed them.
The GOP media arm and political organization Fox News took to the airwaves today to continue their Fear And Anti-Law Campaign against the Cordoba Center (aka, the scary Mosque of terrorists). In order to really, really scare people, they dipped into their vast pool of political terrorists and came up with this guy, Walid Shoebat.
Everyone is by now familiar with the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy. Cries of horror have ascended to the heavens from the right-wing as they denounce Muslim plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero. But xenophobia, to be more precise, Islamophobia, most of it originating from conservative Christians, is not fact-friendly. Bottom line is that it’s getting put where it can be put, to serve an existing need in Lower Manhattan.
The criticism of leaving Iraq comes from all sides. For the Left the troops can’t get out fast enough, and to the Right the troops should never leave at all. The Iraq War is a moral dilemma that has divided America for seven plus years. As it winds down, it’s time to start healing.
McChrystal arrived at White House ready to tender his resignation Wednesday at 10:00 AM. At 1:15 PM, MSNBC announced that President Obama relieved General McChrystal of the Afghanistan war which McChrystal was commanding. MSNBC is reporting that General Petraeus has been chosen to replace General McChrystal as commander of the Afghanistan forces.