By Juan Cole / Informed ContentAug 15, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 29, 2015
Violent Jewish extremism in Israel, like Islamic State, needs to be confronted and destroyed; corporate crimes abounded in 2015; meanwhile, a neuroscientist has come up with theories about why daily rhythms change as one ages. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigNov 15, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 10, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigDec 16, 2014
The list of powers eager to see Islamic State defeated grew larger this weekend with a report that China would intervene against IS from the air. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigDec 15, 2014
One’s heart goes out to the Sydney hostages. But it is distressing to see the hostage-taker made 10 feet tall by the media and to have Daesh (which is what most Arabs derisively call Islamic State) invoked. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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