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Really, let’s #bringbackourgirls

April 15 marked the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, but May 1 marked the world’s late attention to the issue. While major media outlets focused on Donald Sterling and the horrifying incident of the South Korean ferry, the missing girls were reportedly being raped, abused and sold for marriage for $12. Boko Haram aims to overthrow the government... 

Get it right the first time

In times of terror, such as last week when the Boston Marathon bombings erupted into random attacks of violence by two unidentified suspects, citizens drew conclusions from past events to assume the cultural background of criminals and the reason for their attacks. When it was confirmed that the bombings were in fact a terror attack, the automatic reaction from some Americans was to assume that Muslims... 

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror
Showing slides from his most recent trip, Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara, describes the nature of a peaceful gathering of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, that soon enough toppled the government of president Hosni Mubarak. / photo by Denisse Leung Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

Gun ownership not for terrorists

Gun ownership not for terrorists
  With the turmoil in the Middle East, North Africa and everywhere in between, the world is a very unstable place filled with unstable people, so limiting who can have access to guns has never been more important. According to the Associated Press, nearly 250 people on the government’s terror watch list were able to buy guns legally in 2010. There are 11 reasons why the government can deny... 

Acknowledge the peaceful majority

The recent Fort Hood shooting raises the question we as a country face every time an attack, of any magnitude, takes place domestically, what was the motive of the attacker? Instant analysis spews out of every cable news network about the alleged shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, and almost always his religious beliefs were and still are inextricably linked to his motives. Some commentators spoke out about... 
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