In the wake of two deadly terrorist attacks in London, Trump tried to use the events to justify his Muslim ban and gun rights.Read More
Following the tragic stabbing on a Portland MAX train, Donald Trump still doesn't recognize that this radicalized white supremacy is domestic terrorism.Read More
Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death on the Portland MAX after they defended female passengers from a white supremacist's anti-Muslim hate speech.Read More
In the wake of the horrifying attack in Manchester, social media users are banding together to make sure everyone is taken care of.Read More
I've been glued to Twitter and BBC news since the first reports of this horrific event at the Manchester Arena started rolling in. Here's what we know so far.Read More
Trump Is Ignoring Anti-Semitic Threats & Violence, but They’re Still Happening With Alarming Frequency
Let's not follow Donald Trump's example in ignoring the epidemic of antisemitic threats and violence happening across the country.Read More
We also can't forget about why that list was released in the first place.
The list released by the White House has one glaring omission that perfectly encapsulates America's attitude towards terrorist attacks: no terrorist attacks carried out by white people were included in the list at all.Read More
For the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Algiers, a 4k restoration reminds us of how audiences of the political film have always found reflections of their own wars in the provocative film.Read More
Feminism Around the World: France “Cracks Down” On the Burkini, Profiling Female Muslim French Citizens
Because women's bodies are for public consumption. By law.
When Aheda Zanetti of Australia invented the burkini, clothing designed to allow athletic Muslim women and girls to play sports and swim while preserving their modesty, she did so to allow them greater freedom. France doesn't seem to have gotten the memo.Read More
Twitter Determined to Win Us All Over By Banning 235,000 “Extremist” Users & Giving That “Quality Filter” to Everyone
Pigs have mastered the art of flight, the depths of Hell have cooled down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and Twitter has finally addressed some of the basic concerns that their users have been raising for years.Read More
We've been excited about two of the Star Wars universe's coolest ladies (along with Dev Patel who was, like, the one good thing about the Last Airbender movie) voicing the 1991 Studio Ghibli classic, Only Yesterday, for its first North American release! Now, we finally get to hear Daisy Ridley, Ashley Eckstein, and Patel in this new trailer!Read More
Malala Yousafzai was asked about the vitriol currently being hurled at Muslims, especially from one certain GOP presidential candidate.Read More
This isn't DashCon, guys. People could have died.
Let's not mince words. That's literally what happened.Read More
Counterterror Advisor Tries to Identify Future Terrorism in Children, Successfully Identifies What a Child Is
This just in: having been a child is the #1 cause of terrorism in adults.
Don't bother trying to enjoy your day and live in a world where things can be good—a future terrorist is in your midst! Look to your left. Now look to your right. Did you see anyone with their own opinions? They're probably terrorists! At least, that's pretty much what Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said in a recent speech.Read More
You might want to sit down. Are you sitting down? Okay, good. This might come as a shock, so brace yourselves: People use the Internet, and sometimes they might use it to conduct shady activities like, you know, terrorism. That's why the United Nations thinks we should identify Internet users before allowing them access. Also, social media is a haven for terrorists. In essence, the entire Internet might be harboring bad people, and needs to be watched more closely.Read More
A group of U.S. soldiers who formed a para-military group planning to perform terrorist acts as a means of inciting hypervigilance and rallying support for the military were apparently inspired by Rainbow Six: Patriots, according to a prosecutor trying members of the group for murder.Read More
Not content with simply banning online encryption, Pakistan is now issuing an ultimatum of sorts that could end with Google and YouTube being banned in the country. The threat came from Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who called on the website to work more closely with terrorism investigations lest they be blocked inside the country. Malik is quoted as saying that terrorist groups are using online resources to share information, though he did not elaborate on what kind of information and how it was used. Nor did he explain how YouTube and Google were being used by terrorist groups, or what role they would play in any investigations. Interestingly, Malik also indicated that legal action may be taken against the administrator of Google Pakistan. While Google has been enormously successful, it has struggled with operating in other countries. While this may turn out to simply be the threats of one man and not the intent of the Pakistani government, Google might could have a growing fiasco on their hands. (Times of India via Hacker News)Read More
First: The TSA has a very, very difficult job, balancing public security with the need for convenience and relative speed in nationwide travel. (The degree to which they are doing that job well is of course a matter of furious public debate right now.) And no authority figure likes to see their authority mocked or questioned. Be that as it may: According to a CNN special report, one of the TSA's behavioral indicators for "high-risk" passengers is complaining about or questioning airport security procedures. Being marked as "high-risk" generally leads to additional screening and delays. First Amendment advocacy groups have a problem with all of this.
"Expressing your contempt about airport procedures -- that's a First Amendment-protected right," said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you." "It's circular reasoning where, you know, I'm going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that's evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it's simply inappropriate," he said.Moreover, there's evidence that actual terrorists would steer clear of complaining about the TSA: According to a captured al Qaeda training manual, recruits are instructed to "blend in" and go out of their ways not to make a scene. (CNN via Boing Boing) Read More