Regions / Iraq
In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.
It's tempting to call ISIS "medieval" murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.
The Islamic State’s real battle is against the Middle-East’s illegitimate regimes, not the West.
Would it make any sense for those about to die at the hands of the Islamic State to resist?
If there’s a way to label the Islamic State as true to Islam without appearing Islamophobic, Graeme Wood may not have found it in his explosive Atlantic article.
Like Islam, Christianity has often been perverted to justify violence.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.
There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
The United States is actually a world leader in the use of incendiary devices, but, unlike the Islamic State, it keeps it on the down low.
The flip side to the Islamic State's brutal invasions has been a trans-border unification of Kurdish fighters and refugees.