On Friday night, comedian and senior correspondent on The Daily Show Hasan Minhaj explained—through the vantage point of his own identity as a Muslim Indian-American—why Americans need not worry about refugees committing acts of terrorism.
The State Department issues four tiers of travel advisories ranging from Level One, “Exercise Normal Precautions,” to Level Four, “Do Not Travel.” A “Level Three” advisory indicates that one should reconsider travel to a country “due to serious risks to safety and security.”
We have a tendency to distance people from their humanity if we do not know them personally.
Sarah Lyons-Padilla is a Stanford researcher in the Department of Psychology’s Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ). She is currently studying the marginalization of Muslim immigrants at risk for radicalization. Her research—particularly timely after this summer’s string of terror attacks—aims to redirect current preventive approaches to terrorism that focus on military and security measures.
Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech on counter-terrorism at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) on Wednesday morning.
George W. Bush once said that “[the terrorists] hate our way of life,” for which he received a fair amount of criticism – the remarks were seen as exaggerated, oversimplified, and so on.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, herein referred to as Daesh, made its boldest statement on Friday, November 14th when it organized and executed terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The attacks were coordinated in six locations including a theater, the Stade de France, and several restaurants. 129 people were murdered and 352 injured according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. America should increase its military efforts, specifically among Special Forces operations, in Syria.