The Psychology Of Jihad: Who’s Most At Risk For Falling Into The Web Of Radicalism? November 21, 2014
“Rather than assign blame onto the religious, we should determine what has pushed our disillusioned youth into the arms of radicals. Otherwise, we will remain part of the problem,” one human rights activist tells MintPress.
A Country Interrupted: Exploring Afghanistan’s Complicated History
Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, the British Empire, the Soviets -- Afghans have been living with the reality of war for centuries. A pawn in the Great Game, the country stands today as a proxy battlefield for Western powers and radicalism vying for power.
Despite Bombings By Sunni Extremists, Iraqi Shias Use Holy Month As Show Of Force
Iraq's Shia majority was brutalized under Saddam's regime, and now faces the constant threat of bombings by Sunni extremists such as ISIS, who view them as apostates.
The US Prison System Perpetuates “The Criminalization Of Disability”
“So when we want to talk about mass incarceration, we can’t talk about mass incarceration without talking about disability because once the psychiatric facilities were shut down in the 70s and 80s people started funneling people with disabilities into prisons instead.”
Meet The Man Smuggling Prospective ISIS Recruits Across The Turkey-Syria Border
Smoking hookah, running a cafe, vetting ISIS hopefuls and smuggling them back and forth across the Turkey-Syria border -- MintPress News finds that it’s all in a day’s work for Abu Mustafa.
History Is A Never-Ending Battle — And Russia Is Always Victorious
With Russia locked in a geopolitical standoff with the West over Ukraine, the Kremlin is selectively deploying historical memory in a bid to bolster support for President Vladimir Putin and his policies.
American In Cairo Jail In Critical Condition As Hunger Strike Approaches 300 Days
Mohamed Soltan has been in an Egyptian jail since August 2013, charged with participating in an anti-government conspiracy. His complicated medical history coupled with a nearly 300-day hunger strike put him in critical condition, yet the court won’t allow his release.
What Ever Happened To Bush’s Greater Middle East Initiative?
A Bush-era strategy to eliminate terrorism at its root by spreading democracy, education and economic opportunities throughout the Middle East may have backfired horribly and created a space for radical groups like ISIS to flourish.
Election Day Could Make Or Break GMO Labeling Initiatives
The health impacts of GMOs are debatable, but the economic stakes are enormous. With mandatory GMO labeling referenda on the ballots in two states on Tuesday, voters will decide who sets the terms on their right to know what’s in their food: processors or themselves.
The Forgotten Hunger Strikers Of Guantánamo Bay
Gitmo detainees have been staging hunger strikes almost since the island prison opened. Prisoners, their counsel and advocates all say force-feeding practices are purposely painful and inhumane, but the U.S. government says it’s “safe-guarding” the prisoners’ health.