World leaders have expressed solidarity with France, condemning an attack by a man who drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.
Senate Democrats will again try to ban terrorism suspects from buying guns, promising a renewed — if modest — political debate about gun violence after the Orlando shooting.
Omar Mateen aspired to be a cop. He worked at a center for juvenile delinquents and as a security guard. A former co-worker said Mateen’s anger was “constant.”
The Islamic State’s “brand nexus” shows that the group’s appeal is deeply vulnerable to any competitor with the ability to dismantle and ridicule it powerfully enough.
Religion and modernity need not be at odds. Muslim thinkers feel no need to distance themselves from their religious tradition – and are plumbing early Islamic texts to promote progressive ideas.