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  • Iraq's crisis requires a political solution

    What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other.

  • Iranian foreign minister: Keep Iraq intact

    Iran's foreign minister said a break-up of Iraq would be "short-sighted," and urged to keep its neighbor whole.

  • Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday. The clashes came as a Syrian watchdog group said the...

  • Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Erdogan appealed to the group, which calls itself the...

  • Breaking through the myth of 'Islamophobia'

    With an editorial saying Islam "is at the core of some of the Arabs' deep troubles," The Economist has broken through the wall of political correctness that has prevented debate on Islam and its effects.

  • Europe takes rehab approach to Islamic extremists

    BERLIN (AP) — Chris Boudreau's son Damian told her over dinner on a November evening in 2012 that he was going to Egypt to study Arabic, the language of Islam. She never saw him again. "He flew to Seattle, then Amsterdam, then into Istanbul," said Boudreau. "There was a training camp just...

  • Iraq's al-Maliki signals his intent to stay in job

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Despite mounting pressure to step aside, Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki vowed Friday not to abandon his bid for another term as prime minister and pledged to stay on until the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country are defeated. The sharp words are certain to prolong the...

  • Militants try to tighten their grip in Iraq, Syria

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki...

  • Naming the Islamist militants in the news: ISIS or ISIL?

    Islamist militants have surged to control in northern Iraq, upending the Obama administration's efforts to ignore what happens in that country and giving multiple opportunities for media pundits who have never served in the region to suggest solutions they won't have to carry out.

  • Slaughter in Iraq --- George W. Bush's fault?

    President Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq "self-reliant and democratic."

  • America's enemies are emboldened by Obama's reluctance to use its power

    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of...

  • Former Guantanamo Bay detainee arrested in Spain for recruiting ISIS fighters

    A former Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as Lahcen Ikassrien was among those arrested in Spain over the weekend for allegedly recruiting on behalf of a brutal terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Ikassrien's arrest raises concern about the activities of other released...

  • You may have heard that a Heritage Foundation panel reportedly 'taunted' a Muslim student: Watch the video and decide for yourself

    A Heritage Foundation panel formed to discuss the White House's handling of the September, 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, went off-course Monday and turned into a broader discussion on the West versus radical Islam.

  • We need a policy to fight Islamic extremism that works

    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” (The...

  • Michael McCaul: Crisis in Iraq is 'greatest threat since 9/11'

    Republicans expressed increasing frustration with President Obama for failing to move decisively to stop a Sunni-aligned terrorist group that has gained control of key cities in Iraq and is clashing with the Shiite controlled government for control of Baghdad. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who...

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