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Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. ...

Don't Give Up on Global Friendship
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Lindsay McLaughlin We should honor slain diplomats by keeping the flame of diplomacy alive. WHEN AMBASSADOR C ...

U.S. Preparing Potential Targets in Libya Attack
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

U.S. is preparing for potential action against militants in Libya. The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that secret “target packages” are being prepared by the U ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

Ambassador Stevens’ Death: Tragic, Hopeful, Ironic
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

The majority of Libyans simply want peace, a safe place to raise a family and the basic resources to provide a decent quality of life for those they care about. Not unlike all of us. When we think in these ter ...

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

My heart is heavy. Every day for the last week, media outlets have told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen). Whether it’s pictures of embassies burned ...

U.S. Muslims, Copts Appeal to Rioters: Stop the Violence
Originally Posted: 09/19/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are pledging not to let a spate of violent protests in some 20 Islamic countries derail recent efforts to improve the sometimes troubled relations between the tw ...

Bishops Blast Coptic Christians Behind Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

Coptic Christian leaders in the United States distanced themselves from an anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests in more than 24 countries, and denounced the Copts who reportedly produced and promoted the ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies, Marines and Drones
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

U.S. sending spies, Marines and drones to Libya.   AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier reports “WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones ...

DRONE WATCH: Shooting at Drones Leads to Airport Closing
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Militia shooting at drones leads to airport closing. The Associated Press reports “BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — U.S. drones hovered over the eastern city of Benghazi on Fri ...

The ‘Maverick’ Egyptian-American Copt Behind the Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

Florida Pastor Terry Jones ignited deadly riots by threatening to burn Qurans in 2010, and by torching the Islamic holy text last year. Recently, Jones said he would promote a crude film that portrays Islam’s ...

'Innocence of Muslims' Video Suggests a Fetish for Armageddon
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Pray for the makers of the film, for the Muslims in Libya and Egypt who have reacted in anger, and for the people of Israel who wake up every day, resented or reviled by so many of their neighbors. ...

Justice by Drone?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Drones used in search for those who killed ambassador. During the Libyan revolution, U.S. drones were a significant part of the NATO forces involved, carrying out nearly 150 attac ...

U.S. Muslims Worry About Fall-Out from Libya Attacks
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

Muslim Americans condemned violence in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead, but remain concerned that the deaths could rekindle anti-Muslim sentiment just as post-9/11 resentment was starting to ebb. ...

Pope Benedict's Trip to Lebanon Still a Go, Despite Violence in Region
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon will go ahead as planned, despite growing tension in the region after the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya by a mob enra ...

Hillary Clinton Condemns Deaths of American Personnel in Libya
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

Clinton: "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the fami ...

U.S. Ambassador to Libya, 3 Others Killed in Benghazi Attack
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

According to Reuters, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff were killed outside a consular building as it was rushed by a mob angered about a U.S. online film insulti ...

Muslim Immigrants at Home Key to U.S. Image Abroad
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The opinions of Muslim immigrants and students like Jedeh are important because they shape how Muslims abroad see America, much more so than the mosques, media, and politicians in their countries, experts say. ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The week's news in drones. In drone news this week: The British Ministry of Defense acknowledged that Royal Air Force pilots flew U.S. Predator drones in Libya last year. ...

The Women of Post-Gaddafi Libya
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

For most ordinary Libyan women, there’s domestic drudgery and subordination to their men. For the more educated, drawn from higher ranks and involved in newly minted nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), there ...

Libya's Revolution: A Model for the Region?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Recent analyses of the Arab Spring have questioned the efficacy of nonviolent resistance compared to armed struggle in ousting authoritarian regimes. Recent analyses of the Arab ...

Did the Libyan Uprising Have to be Violent?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth considering: Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth consid ...

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I have gotten so used to stories of violence in the news every morning that I confess they don't move me as much as they should, or used to. I have gotten so used to stories ...

What About Gadhafi?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen Zunes Does bloody civil war in Libya mean nonviolence has its limits? The overwhelmingly nonviolent pr ...

Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

One might think that three wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- would be enough. Apparently, for the United States military apparatus, it's not. One might think that three war ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

Burning Anger and Small-Minded Men
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"It is not that we burn the Koran with some type of vindictive motive," <a href="http://foxvzw-news.mobile.msn.com/en-us/articles.aspx?aid=42386587&amp;afid=1&amp;pg1=2501" targe ...

Terry Jones, Burning a Quran, and Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/05/terry-jones-burning-a-quran-and-evangelicalism/" target="_self"></a>It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complica ...

Friday Links Round Up: Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/01/friday-links-round-up-afghanistan-geography-game-jimwallis/" target="_self"></a>Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis. Here&# ...

Why I Do Not Support President Obama's Decision on Libya
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama forcefully <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/politics/29prexy-text.html" target="_blank">defended</a> his decision to launch airstrikes ...

How Should Christians Respond to Uprisings in the Arab World?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Egypt-Solidarity-Rally-in/15817757_mcbiZ#1180102181_Mup8Q" target="_blank"></a>After decades of repressio ...

The Hypocrisy of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The U.S. just started another war. We're good at starting wars. We're not good at ending them, but we start them really well. They say this is for "humanitarian" reasons. Aren't they ...

'We Are Defined as a Nation by How We Treat Those Who Have Chosen to Hurt Us'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to release on compassionate grounds the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has been ferociously and strongly condemned i ...