Category Archives: Religious Violence

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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Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700) A conference is being organized at Barnard College on “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700).” Faculty and graduate students in medieval early modern European and Mediterranean … 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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