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Post Tagged 'extremism'

Radio Free Acton: Marina Nemat on Life After Tehran

On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we talk with Marina Nemat – author, columnist, human rights advocate, and former political prisoner in her native Iran. Born in 1965, Nemat grew up in a country ruled by the Shah – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi – who ruled in a relatively liberal fashion compared to what was to follow after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Continue Reading...

Islamic State Wages War on Religious Freedom

Islamic State fighters march through Raqqa, Syria, in January. Photo: AP With each passing day, the news is inundated with images of murder from the Islamic State. Anyone they target suffers not only death, but often a horrifically slow and tortuous one. Continue Reading...