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Akbar Ahmed
Adjunct Scholar
3/7/2013
As the debate about the drone and the war on terror in America emerges, the voices of the victims and the targeted communities are not heard.... » read more
Akbar Ahmed
Adjunct Scholar
3/5/2013
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror.... » read more
Sahar Aziz
Legal Fellow
2/27/2013
Muslims have little choice but to engage with the same entities that both violate their civil liberties and legitimize civil rights violations by private actors.... » read more
12/4/2012
Watching your mentor fall from grace is never easy.... » read more
SpearIt
Fellow
12/4/2012
This report assesses the radicalization of Muslim prisoners in post-9/11 America. In the last decade, Muslim prisoners have been scrutinized for ties to terrorist and other extremist organizations, not to mention characterized as both a “threat” and a “danger” to national security, due to the in?uence of foreign jihadist movements. However, closer scrutiny shows that these fears have failed to materialize—indeed, despite the existence of an estimated 350,000 Muslim prisoners, there is little evidence of widespread radicalization or successful foreign recruitment, and only one documented case of prison-based terrorist activity. ... » read more
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