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The Brian Lehrer Show

Instability in Yemen Creates Conditions Ripe for Extremism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The New York Times' Eric Schmitt discusses the United States' struggle to combat what has become a hotbed of disparate terrorist cells in Yemen.

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The Takeaway

How Hate Speech and Extremism Went Mainstream

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The number of hate groups in America is on the decline, but there is a growing trend of extremist ideology making its way into mainstream politics.

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On The Media

Safe Words

Friday, February 20, 2015

Why the language of terrorism is so divisive. Also, how Fifty Shades of Grey introduced America to the kink community.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Should Muslims Do More to Counter Violent Extremists?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Obama is urging mainstream Muslims to denounce extremist ideology. Listeners: should Muslims be responsible for countering the narrative of violent extremists? 

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On Being

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear [remix]

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

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On Being

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

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On The Media

Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the gruesome ISIS propaganda war in full force, a home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism. 

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PRI's The World

No, buying 'The Koran for Dummies' doesn't mean you'll get Islam right

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, two young Britons who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist groups, made sure to grab some books before they left. One was "The Koran for Dummies," and its author says the purchase reveals a lot about the disconnect between Islam and violence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Sikh Temple Shooting and Hate Groups

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, discusses Wade Michael Page, the gunman who allegedly killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and had ties to hate groups. We take a look at white supremacy in the US.

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The Takeaway

Islamic Extremism in Yemen

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There are increasing worries Al Qaeda is using the instability in Yemen to spread its influence. An American military operation assassinated the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki last year. One week ago militants took over the town of RaddaStephen Sackur, with our partner the BBC, sent this report.

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The Takeaway

Anti-Extremist Pop Song Goes Viral in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A satirical music video by the pop rock band Beygairat Brigade which openly mocks the military, nationalist politicians, and religious conservatism in Pakistan has become an internet sensation with more than 400,000 views in a few short weeks. “Aalu Anday,” which means “Potatoes and Eggs,” encourages open thought and a repeal of the country's anti-blasphemy laws. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Terrorists at Heart

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Terror Free Tomorrow, is a non- partisan, not-for-profit organization which investigates the causes of extremism. President and founder, Ken Ballen, discusses his book Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals, which profiles six of the many terrorists he's interviewed and their emotional attachment to extremism.

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It's A Free Blog

OK City 16 Years Later: Extremism Didn't Die with Timothy McVeigh

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing in which 168 U.S. citizens, including nineteen children, lost their lives.

Timothy McVeigh, a militia movement member, the mastermind of the plot, was seeking revenge against the federal government for the Justice Department’s handling of the Waco siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people, exactly two years earlier. He hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. McVeigh was executed in 2001, but anti-government fanaticism did not die with him.

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The Takeaway

In the Wake of Tucson Tragedy, Reflecting on the Media's Role in Fueling Vitriol

Friday, January 14, 2011

This has been a week of difficult coverage on The Takeaway. The deadly shooting in Tucson left us grappling with difficult questions – not only about the victims and their families, but also about gun control, mental illness, political discourse, extremism, the media and free speech – questions that cut to the very heart of Americans values. What can we learn from the Arizona shooting? How should we reflect on this terrible tragedy?

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The Takeaway

Videos of Radical Cleric Removed From YouTube

Thursday, November 04, 2010

YouTube has removed a number of videos from its site featuring Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric credited with recruiting extremists to commit acts of violence against the West. Awlaki, who is an American citizen born in New Mexico, is based out of Yemen and affiliated with Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. YouTube acted after American and British officials pressed for the videos to be removed.

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