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The Takeaway

An Identity Shaped by The 'War on Terror'

Monday, February 23, 2015

In his latest book, author Mohsin Hamid reflects on how his identity as a Pakistani has been changed in the years since 9/11 by the ongoing “War on Terror” forged by the west. 

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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.

Money Talking

Accusing Banks of Helping Terrorists

Friday, February 20, 2015

A lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn accuses five international banks that did business with Iran of being liable for terror attacks in Iraq that killed Americans.

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On The Media

The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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The Takeaway

9/11 Attorney Moves to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2002, the families of 9/11 victims filed suit against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in aiding Al Qaeda. And now new testimony may raise the stakes on accountability.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A CIA Whistleblower, Endangered Species, and Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Takeaway speaks with a CIA whistleblower, we explore San Diego's "frozen zoo," and the director of "The Theory of Everything" drops by to discuss his Oscar-nominated film.

The Takeaway

Denmark on Edge After Copenhagen Terror Attacks

Monday, February 16, 2015

Two acts of violence mirror the Charlie Hebdo attacks, which were carried out in Paris just weeks ago.

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The Takeaway

Egypt Takes Revenge on ISIS in Libya

Monday, February 16, 2015

ISIS released a video on Sunday showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan shore. The is the first such video from ISIS to take place outside Iraq or Syria.

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The Takeaway

Ungovernable Chaos: How Failed States Give Rise to Terrorism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria, and ISIS threatens the Middle East, The Takeaway examines the threat of failed states, and how such countries give rise to terrorism.

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Freakonomics Radio

Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The White House is hosting an anti-terror summit next week. Summits being what they are, we try to offer some useful advice.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jordan Versus The So-Called 'Islamic State'

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Jordanian military launched several attacks against ISIS after the group released a video showing the burning of a Jordanian pilot. We'll discuss what it means for US involvement.

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The Takeaway

New Testimony Renews Attention On Saudi Arabia's Role in 9/11

Friday, February 06, 2015

Twenty-eight pages of the Congressional report on 9/11 were classified by President George W. Bush. Sources say the pages implicated Saudi Arabia, and new testimony affirms that claim. 

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On The Media

Threat Assessment

Friday, February 06, 2015

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  

On The Media

Horror With A Purpose

Friday, February 06, 2015

Georgetown University's Bruce Hoffman on the calculated intention behind ISIS's acts of unthinkable horror.

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On The Media

ISIS Video Shocks Arab World

Friday, February 06, 2015

The ISIS video depicting Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive pierced through the violence fatigue of the Arab world, says FT correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

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The Takeaway

Brutal ISIS Execution Triggers Backlash

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

After a Jordanian pilot was burned to death by ISIS, Jordan responded rapidly by executing two prisoners. The Islamic State's latest casualty has consequences beyond the Middle East.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Does the NSA Know How to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?

Monday, February 02, 2015

The NSA’s metadata program has been ineffective in thwarting terrorist attacks, since many attacks in recent years have been perpetrated by people known to law enforcement.

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The Takeaway

Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Timbuktu" has been nominated for a best foreign picture Oscar this year, but it's also been accused of making apologies for terrorism.  

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FT Big Read

The making of a French jihadi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The making of a French jihadi

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing a Diary in a Guantanamo Jail Cell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. He has never been charged with a crime.

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