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America Will Not Join Call To Stop Extremism Online, Because Republicans Like Winning Elections, I Guess

It would appear the White House thinks violent extremism is a feature, not a bug.
Tags: Law, Government, White House, America, Social Media, Terrorism, First Amendment

White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Cnn, Atlantic, Terrorism, Islam, Watson, Hate Speech

Trump Pushes to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

In a private White House meeting this month, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt urged President Trump to deem his opposition terrorists, officials said.
Tags: News, White House, Egypt, Terrorism, Sisi, Trump, Mike, Abdel Fattah, Pompeo, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Muslims and Islam, Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt, Abdel Fattah el

On New Zealand And Dehumanization

One of the most difficult things to do in moments of tragedy is to take time to properly process one’s own thoughts while simultaneously processing the countless messages and calls of community members and multi-faith colleagues from around the world. To the non-Muslim colleagues who reached out, supported, and aided the Muslim friends and communities around the world, showing solidarity against hatred and violence, thank you. To the many police offers, security personnel, and volunteers who sto...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Isis, Justice, Religion, Syria, Resilience, United States, Current Affairs, Terrorism, Islam, New Zealand, Yemen, Muslims, Christchurch, Bill Maher

White House Memo: The War That Wasn’t: Trump Claims Obama Was Ready to Strike North Korea

President Trump has been telling audiences that President Barack Obama had been on the verge of war, a situation that Mr. Obama’s former aides say is entirely fiction.
Tags: News, Obama, North Korea, White House, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Barack, Trump, Brennan, Donald J, John O, United States International Relations, Nuclear Tests, Defense and Military Forces

Top 5 anarchist plots in American history

Anarchism isn't always violent, but there's a reason why that stereotype has stuck.Throughout history, anarchists have tried to bomb and assassinate different targets – including Barack Obama.Here are 5 notable anarchist plots, ranging from centuries-old bombings to modern-day assassination attempts. None Anarchists are typically thought of as violent terrorists, planting bombs or smashing shop windows. While not all anarchists espouse the use of violence, it would be disingenuous to say that it...
Tags: New York, Crime, Activism, Guns, Obama, Barack Obama, Fbi, Terrorism, Capitalism, Innovation, Protests, Buffalo, Cleveland, Inequality, US Army, Goldman

White House Memo: Why Did Soviets Invade Afghanistan? Documents Offer History Lesson for Trump

President Trump claimed the Soviet Union went to war in 1979 to battle terrorists. But a newly published cable underscores Moscow’s fear that Afghanistan would switch loyalties to the West.
Tags: News, White House, Reagan, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Moscow, Trump, Carter, Soviet Union, Jimmy, Brzezinski, Brezhnev, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Zbigniew, United States International Relations

How KGB founder Iron Felix justified terror and mass executions

Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years. None Attempting to change human behavior often ends up in unimaginable violence. The career and thinking of Felix Dzerzhinsky is a testament to this notion. Nicknamed Iron Felix, he founded the infamous Soviet security organization Cheka, known for its ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, History, War, Terrorism, Innovation, Siberia, Red Army, Kremlin, Gpu, Vladimir Lenin, Justice System, Fsb

Horrific new details emerge as “gay purge” in Chechnya worsens

LGBTQ activists in Russia say two people have died and dozens more have been detained in what the Associated Press calls a “gay purge” in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Tags: Death, Politics, Human Rights, Life, Russia, Lifestyle, Terrorism, Crisis, Deaths, Associated Press, Lgbtq, Torture, Homophobia, Chechnya, Ad Friendly, Queerty

The evolution of the word “terror”

Terror comes into English in the late fourteenth century, partly from Middle French terreur, and partly directly from Latin terror. The word means both “the state of being greatly frightened” and “the cause of that state,” an ambiguity that is central to its future political meanings. In Early Modern English, terror comes to stand for a state of fear provoked on the very edge of the social. That state is associated with the god Pan and the fear that grips men when they feel themselves removed fr...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Russia, US, Post Office, History, Munich, Terrorism, Language, Linguistics, Terrorist, George W Bush, Stalin, Franz Ferdinand, Social Sciences

Remainders: From Parking Garages to Political Contributions

It’s been awhile since I did one of these Remainders posts so I figured I’d throw one together. In theory it’s all the other stuff I didn’t get a chance to blog about. In reality, it’s pretty much everything I’ve been reading that isn’t about mental models/frameworks (and even some of that). You can find previous versions filed under Remainders and, as always, if you enjoy this stuff please subscribe by email and pass around. Let’s start with some books. Here’s what I’ve read in the last three m...
Tags: Security, Uber, Books, Politics, Parenting, Microsoft, Bono, North Korea, China, Satya Nadella, Uncategorized, US, Seo, Physics, Terrorism, Complexity

CNN's Don Lemon: White men are 'biggest terror threat' to U.S.

Lemon was having a conversation about a recent shooting, which appeared to be racially motivated, when he made the remark.He's been criticized by many conservatives on Twitter, some of whom say his comments are hypocritical.Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian also addressed a similar topic this week in an interview with Quartz. CNN anchor Don Lemon said Monday that "the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right," adding that "there is no travel ban o...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Media, Guns, America, Cnn, Policy, Terrorism, Innovation, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Don Lemon, Lemon, Jones, Pittsburgh, Mother Jones

Suspected pipe bomber once worked as male stripper, threatened to infect other dancers with HIV

Cesar A. Sayoc used to work as a male stripper and allegedly threatened to kill and infect other dancers with HIV.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Terrorism, Terrorist, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Stripper, Cesar A Sayoc, Pipe Bomber

Does poverty cause terrorism?

On 11 September 2001 (9/11), some 17 years ago, four hijackings of US commercial planes by al-Qaida terrorists led to almost 3,000 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, and profoundly changed our sense of security. Those hijackings resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, massive damage to the US Pentagon, and a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The terrorists had intended the last plane to crash into the US Capitol or the White House. That intention failed when the plane plummet...
Tags: Post, Books, Featured, White House, US, Poverty, Pennsylvania, United States, Terrorism, 2001, Foreign Aid, Al-Qaida, World Trade Center, Yemen, September 11, Social Sciences

What we know about explosive devices sent to Democratic targets

Authorities from the FBI, NYPD, and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio gave an update to reporters today in New York about the series of explosive devices sent to former presidents and public figures, and the news network CNN. Here's a loose summary of what we know, after their briefing on Thursday afternoon, 3-4pm Eastern time. At least 10 devices were sent to prominent Democrat targets, and people who were critical of Donald Trump. The devices are on their way to a federal laboratory in Quantico...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Eric Holder, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Michelle Obama, Bill De Blasio, Fox News, Bill, Donald Trump

Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Explosives, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Bombs, State, George, Fake News

Trump Denounces Attempted Bomb Attacks as ‘Despicable Acts’

The president’s comments came as law enforcement authorities said bombs were sent to prominent Democratic Party figures, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and to CNN.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Barack, Clinton, Cuomo, Trump, Democratic Party, George, Schultz, Soros, Brennan, Hillary Rodham

Are you an informed voter? [quiz]

With the 2018 U.S. midterm elections quickly approaching, it’s important that Americans feel prepared to enter the voting booths. To help our U.S. readers feel better prepared on election day, we created a quiz to test your knowledge on key political issues.Referencing a selection of titles from our What Everyone Needs to Know® series, we collected questions about a variety of topics, including climate change, healthcare reform, and the news media. Take the quiz to find out what you need to know...
Tags: Infographics, Books, Politics, Elections, Featured, Taxes, Law, Climate Change, Download, Midterms, Terrorism, Healthcare, Quiz, Pdf, News Media, Tax Law

Terrorist Threat ‘More Fluid and Complex Than Ever,’ White House Says

The Trump administration’s first public counterterrorism strategy cleaves to many of the same principles and plans adopted by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Tags: News, White House, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, National Security Council, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces, Muslims and Islam

Did the Obama Administration Approve the Transfer of Money to a Listed Terrorism Funder?

An investigation into U.S. international aid practises in 2015 hit the headlines in July 2018.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Obama Administration Approve the Transfer of Money

Groups want to know what LA is doing with federal money to fight ‘violent extremism’

The web page for the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Grants program still lists John Kelly — now the White House chief of staff — as the secretary of Homeland Security. The page at dhs.gov/cvegrants also lists Los Angeles as one of the top grant recipients. (Click for a larger image) LOS ANGELES — A coalition of civil rights and community groups filed a petition against the city of Los Angeles Thursday for allegedly not fully answering Public Records Act requests...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, La, White House, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Terrorism, Local News, Department Of Homeland Security, Pakistan Taliban, John Kelly, Trump, CAIR

Remainders: From Fortnite to the Fermi Paradox

It’s totally crazy that May is almost done. On the book front I finished up God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, which was excellent, and am on to How to Think by Alan Jacobs (which I’ve got a few quotes from in the roundup this week). As usual, if you like what you read here you can always subscribe. Oh, and a very very happy birthday to my wife, Leila. Okay, onto the links. There were a few really amazing pieces I read this week: The New York Times Sunday had a long piece on the very shady convictio...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, Politics, England, Crime, Putin, California, Uncategorized, NFL, Whois, Seo, Change Management, Organizational Change, Terrorism, New York Times, Nba

Trump promises quick decision on response to Syria gas attack

By ROBERT BURNS, MATTHEW LEE and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he will decide “probably by the end of today” on a U.S. response to the apparent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. He suggested Syria’s main military ally, Russia, would “pay a price.” Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, Trump condemned the “heinous attack” Saturday that killed at least 40 people, including children. Asked by a reporter whether President Vladimir Putin bears responsibility,...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Navy, Washington, White House, Russia, Defense, Israel, Qatar, Sport, World news, Iran, Syria, Ap, Soccer, United States

For McMaster, Pomp Under Bittersweet Circumstances

The ousted national security adviser, who departed the White House on Friday, broke with President Trump on Syria and Russia, but sought to hold the line for his commander in chief.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Syria, Terrorism, National Security Council, Bolton, Trump, John R, McMaster, H R, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001-

White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.
Tags: News, White House, Terrorism, Justice Department, Trump, Homeland Security Department, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Citizenship and Naturalization, September 11 (2001

Official: Man had explosive device strapped on before N.Y.C. blast; police label it ‘attempted terror attack’

By COLLEEN LONG The  Associated Press NEW YORK  — A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. The man and three others were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in what the mayor and police labeled an attempted terror attack. The explosion happened in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The 7:30 a.m. bla...
Tags: New York Post, New York, News, White House, Massachusetts, Islamic State, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Terrorism, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Vermont, De Blasio, Times Square

COMMENT: Birleşik Krallık’ta İslamofobinin 20 Yıllık Bilançosu – Perspektif

As with previous months, I have today had a new comment piece published in the German-based Turkish language periodical, Perspektif. This month’s piece reflects on the 20th anniversary of the Runnymede Trust’s report, Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All. To view the piece, click here. For those who can read Turkish, I have reproduced the opening … Continue reading COMMENT: Birleşik Krallık’ta İslamofobinin 20 Yıllık Bilançosu – Perspektif
Tags: Politics, Religion, Society, Terrorism, Islam, Extremism, 2014, Islamophobia, Muslims, Birleşik Krallık, Runnymede Trust, Perspektif, Civic Society, Islamophobia: a challenge for us all, Muslim organisations

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