With the rise of a new kind of American death cult, our president might be considered the superpower version of Islamic State's leader.
The U.S., which remains mired in wars in the Greater Middle East, would do well to remember that today’s convenient friend is too often tomorrow’s sworn enemy.
The group Boko Haram brings back nearly all of the 110 girls taken from a boarding school last month, and it leaves a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."
It's feared that the girls will be forced to become brides of the extremists. The abduction follows a 2014 case in which Boko Haram seized 276 young Nigerian females.
Men shaved their beards, which had been imposed on them by the fundamentalists, and women threw off their burqas and burned them in the northern town of Manbij on Saturday.
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Terrorism is a tactic of extremists within each religion, and within secular religions of Marxism or nationalism. No religion, including Islam, preaches indiscriminate violence against innocents.
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.
The horrific story of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school in Borno Province, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist group has again underlined the problem of violent fundamentalism in Africa.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, now the leader of international terrorist organization al-Qaida, has disavowed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.