Terrorism

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
A Terror to Bad Conduct: Christian Statecraft and the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

For his countless acts of callousness and injustice, Baghdadi deserved to die, and I can be thankful that the world is spared from his terror without sacrificing my Christianity to say as much.

Rejoicing & Baghdadi’s Death

Several Christian pacifists have warned against celebrating the death of ISIS terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who blew up himself…

Sympathy for Hoda Muthana is Acceptable. Mercy without Justice is Not
Sympathy for Hoda Muthana is Acceptable. Mercy without Justice is Not

It is sad to grow up and realize you’ve become a monster. The awareness does not change the fact that you are now a monster.

Political Islam, Liberalism, and Consensus in the Middle East

Dr. Hellyer is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the RH Centre for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council in DC and Senior Associate Fellow in International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

The Price of Cheap Order: Afghanistan, America and Endless War

In fact, this finger-in-the-dam strategy is the best available option given America’s de facto preference to enjoy relative freedom from jihadist violence without the expense of solving the root problems from which jihadism springs. This style of frontier warfare is the price America pays for regional order on the cheap.

The UK Considers New Approach to Counter Terrorism
The UK Considers New Approach to Counter Terrorism

The UK is considering a new law that would criminalize “entering or remaining in a designated area” to help prosecute ISIS fighters from Britain who return home. But laws that could help prosecute them already exist.

Why a Christianity & National Security Conference?

Next week November 2-3 Providence is hosting its second annual Christianity and National Security Conference at Georgetown University. I hope…

Christian Girl in Nigeria Stays Captive for Rejecting Islam - Leah Sharibu
Christian Girl in Nigeria Stays Captive for Rejecting Islam

When the Nigerian government initiated the release of abducted schoolgirls from the terrorist group Boko Haram last February, one of the girls, the only Christian, was left behind because she refused to convert to Islam.

Cause for Alarm? Indonesia’s Weekend of Violence Prompts Vigilance and Concern
Cause for Alarm? Indonesia’s Weekend of Violence Prompts Vigilance and Concern

Last weekend’s seven bombings in Surabaya reveal a marked escalation of ISIS capabilities in Indonesia and also show changes in tactics. This is probably only the first wave of awaited attacks by ISIS returnees from the Middle East. Nevertheless, the terrorism threat in the country remains small.