Islam, ISIS & Buzzfeed: What You’re Not Being Told

In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ Mnar Muhawesh dives into the 1,300-year history of Arbaeen, a Muslim tradition steeped in resistance and sacrifice, and explains how the continued observance of this tradition is a direct defiance of groups like ISIS.

An Indian Muslim man holds a banner during a protest against ISIS, an Islamic State group, and Friday's Paris attacks, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

MINNEAPOLIS --- We hear it every day: “Why aren’t Muslims speaking up against terrorism?” “Where are the Muslims denouncing ISIS?” The people asking these questions tend to ignore a major fact: Muslims are the primary victims of terrorism driven by Wahhabism, an extremist, politically motivated perversion of Islam held by groups like

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New York Times Backtracks After FBI Denies San Bernardino Couple Promoted Jihad Online

The FBI denied reports that the couple response for the deadly San Bernardino shooting promoted jihad on social media, but that hasn’t stopped calls for more surveillance.

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NEW YORK --- FBI Director James Comey criticized the media last week for widespread, inaccurate reports that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik used social media to publicly advocate for terrorist violence against the United States. During a Wednesday briefing with reporters in New York, Comey called the incorrect reporting a “garble” of the real

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Can A Song Change The Meaning Of Jihad?

DJ Squeak E. Clean and KRS-One have teamed up for a ballsy video to show the world that ‘jihad’ can mean love. Look out, Pam Geller!

Sam Spiegel, also known as DJ Squeak E. Clean, might just be facing his greatest challenge ever. Sure, he has been able to coax such big names as Kanye West, David Byrne, Chuck D, and Tom Waits, to name just a few, into taking part in his projects.  He has also collaborated with a litany of musical acts from Maroon 5 to Iggy Pop and worked with his

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ISIS, Taliban Announce Jihad Against Each Other

Abdu Bakar Al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS has called Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar “a fool and illiterate warlord”.

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a speech an ISIS overrun mosque in what would be a rare - if not the first - public appearance by the shadowy militant. Mashaal Radio has published a report stating that Daesh and Taliban group have announced Jihad against each other. Nabi Jan Mullahkhil, police chief

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How Islamic Is Islamic State group? Not Very, Experts Say

The Islamic State, one expert said, is trying to make God “a co-conspirator in a genocidal project.”

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. CAIRO  — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on

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The Psychology Of Jihad: Who’s Most At Risk For Falling Into The Web Of Radicalism?

“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.

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“Jihad is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows while you know not.” (Quran 2:216) If Islam has been a source of controversy and inspired heated debate over the past decade, its philosophy forever

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