Islamic Extremism

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We’re sitting down with Karima Bennoune, international human rights rights, lawyer, and writer. Her recent book tells the stories Muslim educators, lawyers, artists, and writers who she says represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide.

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U.S. Weighs Options as ISIS Makes Gains in Iraq

Jun 17, 2015
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The militant group ISIS continues to make gains in Iraq, taking several major cities, despite U.S. air strikes. That’s prompted heated debate over what this country should do next.  We’ll look into the options now under consideration, including President Obama’s plan to ramp up military assistance there.

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We sit down with U.S. diplomat and Islam expert Haroon Ullah to discuss the emergence of ISIS and other terrorist groups. While there is worldwide condemnation of their violence, the U.S. and other nations are struggling with how best to mobilize against them. We’ll explore the roots of this thorny issue and some of the myths that our guest says surround it.

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