Tackling anti-Muslim bigotry and challenging Islamism are complementary rather than contradictory ideas. Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released a new campaign video April 18 directly addressing anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States. Entitled Love Trumps Hate, Sanders argues hatred against Muslims is used in contemporary American political discourse as a sop to distract people […]
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Clarion investigates where the line should be drawn in three recent cases involving Islam in Europe. Let us know where you stand. Three separate cases in different parts of the world illustrate the moral complexities that arise with differing attitudes to the separation of religion and state in public school systems. Different ideas as to […]
Mohamed Amin Ahmed is the creator of ‘Average Mohamed,’ a video series published online that deconstructs Islamist arguments via animations. Mohamed Amin Ahmed is the Executive Director of Average Mohamed, a Minneapolis based organization dedicated to fighting extremist ideas through animated videos. He immigrated to the United States 20 years ago and has played numerous roles in both […]
Recently disclosed documents suggest that Pakistan’s intelligence agency paid a terror group to perpetrate a deadly attack on the CIA in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s intelligence agency paid a Taliban-affiliated terror group in Afghanistan to perpetrate one of the deadliest attacks on the CIA in the agency’s history, according to inferences made in recently-declassified U.S. government cables […]
The proposed law has bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress. You can use the Clarion Project’s form to contact your rep in less than one minute. Groups representing the persecuted Christians of the Middle East are urging support for the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. The legislation is now supported by over 50 members of […]
It’s time for the U.S. to ask itself: Why are Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds worthy of our direct material aid but the Christians are not? The Christians of Iraq and Syria have had a breathtaking commitment to passivity since being victimized by what we all now finally agree qualifies as a genocide. Now, the Christians are […]
The U.S. has given $270,000 to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a group which was banned in Israel for funding Hamas and in the UAE for Muslim Brotherhood links. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently gave a grant of $270,000 to a Muslim Brotherhood linked charity, according to The Daily Caller. Islamic Relief Worldwide, […]
A fascinating interview with renowned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner on understanding and countering the mindset of extremists. Dr. Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist renowned for work both in cutting-edge legal cases and research on criminal evil, explained to the Clarion Project why it is a mistake to describe Islamist extremists as “crazy” and to attribute […]
As Clarion Project follows each candidates remarks on Islamist extremism, we take a look at how they reacted to news of the March 23 terror attacks. Presidential Candidates respond to the Islamic State terror attacks in Brussels See Clarion Project’s profile on each candidate’s position on Islamic extremism Democrats Hillary Clinton I think it’s a […]
Today, terrorists attacked Brussels both the airport and a metro station in the center of the city. Here’s what we can learn from the attacks. Europe is reeling from the latest terrorist attacks, this time against Brussels, now confirmed to be a terrorist attacks. Three blasts have been reported so far, two in the Zaventem […]
A Tennessee lawmaker proposed the Islamic State be granted the right to recruit on campus during a debate on a new law to defend free speech on campus. Representative Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) was speaking in favor of the “Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act” (which he sponsored) when he was asked by Rep John DeBerry, […]
The Islamic State’s Caliphate Cyber Army posted a “kill list” of names, addresses and other personal details of 36 policemen in Minnesota. The FBI confirmed the list included full names, phone numbers, home and email addresses. The agency is investigating how the information came to be posted online. The website Vocativ, which conducts investigations on […]
Donald Trump’s latest comment that ‘Islam hates us’ cannot be dismissed as mere bigotry, we have to tackle the root of the issue while opposing bigotry. Dismissing Donald Trump’s statement “I think Islam hates us” as mere bigotry is not constructive in understanding what is going on. He made the comments to CNN when asked […]
A file containing the information on 55 officers was uploaded to an Arabic-language, file-sharing site. It was downloaded 300 times in under 24 hrs. The Islamic State’s ‘Caliphate Cyber Army’ (CCA) released the names, addresses and cell phone numbers of 55 New Jersey police officers, after hacking into a uniform laundry list. The officers’ ranks, […]
She executed five women including a doctor who refused to take care of ISIS fighters who were injured during an coalition air strike. A 12-year old girl who is under the control of the Islamic State is the brutal terror group’s latest executioner. Speaking on Wednesday, March 2, a local source in Ninveh who requested […]