Category Archives: Religious Militants

Brussels Attacks

Militants carried out attacks in Brussels this morning, exploding two bombs at the airport and another at a subway station during the busy rush hour commute. Dozens of people have been killed and injured by the explosions. ISIS (the Islamic … Continue reading

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Religious Violence against Students in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen carried out a brutal massacre of Christian students at a university in Kenya yesterday.  “Somali militants burst into a university in eastern Kenya on Thursday and killed nearly 150 students,” according to the New York Times. The New … Continue reading

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When Politicians and Journalists “Go Medieval”

Pre-modern religious violence has been thrust once again into the political spotlight in the United States this week. The Islamic State (ISIS) diffused horrific videos and photos of its execution of a Jordanian pilot by immolation. People around the world … Continue reading

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Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held on 5 February 2015 at the University of Chicago Center … Continue reading

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A French September 11?

The cover of Le Monde, the leading French newspaper, displayed a photo of the spontaneous rally at the place de la République on Wednesday evening, 7 January, following the horrific attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier in the … Continue reading

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Massacre of Journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris

Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical publication in Paris, was attacked by terrorists this morning. Two gunmen reportedly entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing ten people and wounding more. The gunmen then exited the building and opened … Continue reading

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Islamic Radicalism or Mental Instability?

Originally posted on Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives:
A driver deliberately drove his car into pedestrians in Dijon, France, injuring at least eleven people. The driver aggressively swerved into pedestrians at five different locations in the city on the evening of…

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