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Comparing ISIS to al-Qaeda in Yemen and Somalia is a Massive Mistake

In last night’s speech Obama compared his strategy to defeat ISIS to US operations in Yemen and Somalia. “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.” For once conservatives seemed relieved by Obama’s plan no matter the lack of details.

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If A Muslim Denounces Extremism in Islam, Does Anybody Hear?

Ever since the Twin Towers fell there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris, Ringo of the “New Atheists,” that the Muslim world doesn’t speak out against extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS when they commit atrocious acts in the name of Islam. This isn't just Fox News, though they're still the best at it. The implication is that the majority of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims are thus accepting of – or even in cahoots with – the most violent people who claim to speak on behalf of their faith.

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LA Protest in Support of Palestine Met with Pro-Israeli Backlash

Sunday, August 10th -- Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles to protest Israel’s effort to reinforce its apartheid state through over a month of offense in Gaza. Hundreds of pro-Israel supporters and Zionists draped in Israeli flags also gathered on the other side of Wilshire Boulevard, forming a counter protest.

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Hollywood Protest For a Free Syria Gets Support from a Cast of Characters

Sunday afternoon members of the Syrian Institute for Progress (SIP) gathered in front of  Mann's Chinese Theater, one of Hollywood's most bustling tourist attractions, to raise their voices against the war crimes of Bashar al-Assad and the faux elections (#bloodelections) being held in the war torn country of Syria on Tuesday, June 3rd.

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