Nations around the world have suffered a five-fold increase in terrorist attacks following the post-9/11 policies unleashed by the U.S. and its allies.
Americans should have a visceral understanding of why populations under our bombs and missiles resist. They should know what it means to be attacked from the air, how it pisses you off, how it generates solidarity, how it leads to new resolve and vows of vengeance.
A major, major hate crime for sure. But terrorism? I used to know what domestic terrorism was, before the term became politicized in the past decade.
If fighting Israeli occupying forces is barred as “terrorism,” and nonviolent boycotts against Israel are barred as “anti-Semitism,” then what is considered a legitimate means for Palestinians and their allies to resist and end the decadeslong, illegal Israeli occupation? The answer is: nothing.
Just before ISIL operatives set off bombs in Brussels, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks detonated a car bomb in Turkey near a transportation hub, killing 37 and injuring 70 more. In both Brussels and Ankara, innocent people were killed indiscriminately by fanatics who believe political causes sanctify murder. But while the...
The Brussels Attacks: Our pain and rage are immense, but we need reason and understanding more than ever
I think of terrorism like I think of global warming. If you do not try to understand where it is coming from, and try to fight it, at its roots, the storms will become more fierce and the hurricanes will destroy everything in their paths.
Some (like Sen. Feinstein) have argued that internet companies can be slapped with "material support for terrorism" charges if they let ISIS members or other terrorists make use of their services.