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Khadija Ismayilova, Truthdigger and Azerbaijani Journalist, Released from Prison

Her release comes after Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court reduced her seven-and-a-half-year sentence by four years. Human rights advocates say the new suspended sentence is still too harsh.

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A Year of Sharpening Contradictions

Despite the hype about Islamic State, other al-Qaida offshoots remain very dangerous.

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US Left Behind

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Journalist May Have Been Freed by the Egyptian Junta, but Press Freedom Is Still Hostage

Peter Greste, an Australian journalist working for Aljazeera English, has been released from an Egyptian prison after a 400-day ordeal in which he was jailed merely for reporting the news.

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Exploiting Charlie Hebdo

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 ENLARGE

Will France Intervene in Yemen as a Result of al-Qaida Claim?

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in South Yemen, claimed Wednesday to have been behind the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week.

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Leader of the Free World

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In Call for Tolerance, Merkel Says Islam ‘Belongs to Germany’

“To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn’t worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn’t compatible with our essential values. And it’s humanly reprehensible. Xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a recent rally in Berlin.

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Free Speech

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Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders at Paris Rally

“Oh, well,” said Luz, a cartoonist. “You can’t think of everything.”

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After Paris Attacks, Could Racist Parties Sweep to Power in Europe?

Anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia were already raging through Europe before the Kouashi al-Qaida cell targeted the staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish deli in Paris.

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 READ MORE

Do Not Expect Silence

Wednesday I lost four brothers — none of whom I’d ever met. Stephane Charbonnier, aka “Charb”; Jean Cabut, aka “Cabu”; Georges Wolinski; and Bernard Verlhac, aka “Tignous,” were the cartoonists assassinated along with their colleagues at Charlie Hebdo.

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From Yemen to Paris: The al-Qaida Franchise from the 15th to the 60th Parallel N.

Analysts have been understandably cautious about the nature of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo staff and a Jewish deli in Paris.

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 READ MORE

The Enemy Within

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 ENLARGE

The Muslims’ War on Terror: Yes, They’re Condemning the Paris Attacks

When American commentators complain that Muslim authorities have not sufficiently denounced the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, they show a profound ignorance of the current situation in the Middle East.

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 READ MORE

Political Cartoonists From Around the Globe React to the Charlie Hebdo Attack

The international response to Wednesday’s attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been varied and extremely powerful.

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 READ MORE

Charlie Hebdo Freedom

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Free Expression

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Charlie Hebdo

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Paris Terrorist Was Radicalized by Bush’s Iraq War and Abu Ghraib Torture

Without Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is not at all clear that Sharif Kouachi, one of the gunmen the French police are searching for, would have gotten involved in fundamentalist vigilanteism. And if he hadn’t, he would not have gone on to be a point man in murdering the staff of Charlie Hebdo along with 2 policemen.

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Jon Stewart’s Moving Response to Charlie Hebdo Attack: Comedy Shouldn’t Have to Be an Act of Courage

The “Daily Show” host offers his condolences and his take on Wednesday’s tragic attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Why al-Qaida Attacked Charlie Hebdo Satirists in Paris

The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public.

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Je Suis Charlie

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Dear Royal Baby: We Americans Apologize for Our Revolution; Please Be Our Absolute Monarch

Things like freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which seemed like a good idea in 1789, now seem really dangerous to us and we’ve started to agree with King George III about the undesirability of those liberties. Our forebears minded the torture and cruel and unusual punishments imposed by the king. But we have gone back to torturing people.

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Under the FBI Thumb

Posted on May 24, 2013 ENLARGE

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