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Iran nuclear agreement: Unprecedented deal relies in transparent inspections, not trust – Mercury News

By Farid Senzai: Last week’s framework agreement between the U.S. and other world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear program is not just about nuclear weapons but more about Tehran re-entering the international community after decades […]

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Iran nuclear agreement: Unprecedented deal relies in transparent inspections, not trust – Mercury News

By Farid Senzai: Last week’s framework agreement between the U.S. and other world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear program is not just about nuclear weapons but more about Tehran re-entering the international community after decades […]

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Salafis can help in fight against ISIS – The Brookings Institution

By: Farid Senzai No single magic bullet or “antidote” exists in fighting ISIS since there is no consensus on what motivates individuals to join terrorist organizations. Is it ideology, politics, poverty, or something else? Motives […]

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ISIS and Its Violence – The Islamic Monthly

By: Farid Senzai The self-proclaimed “Islamic State’s” (ISIS) burning to death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasba and recent beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya are just the latest incidents in a series of escalating acts […]

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Only Extremism Breeds Extremism — The Islamic Monthly

By: Farid Senzai By carrying out their heinous act, the gunmen of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine hope to reestablish an “us versus them” narrative crudely pitting Muslims into a further retrenchment of a […]

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7 Jul 2014

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Muslim leaders reject Baghdadi’s caliphate – Al Jazeera

By: SHAFIK MANDHAI Prominent Muslim leaders rebuke the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, calling it ‘void’ and ‘deviant’. Full Article here. Farid Senzai, a professor of Middle East politics at Santa Clara University, told Al Jazeera […]

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20 Apr 2014

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Young Muslims Choosing to Wear the Hijab Despite Rising Tide of Islamophobia – New America Media

By: Anna Challet. Salmon Hossein, an Afghan-American Muslim working on a joint law and public policy degree at UC Berkeley and Harvard, says that his own family hates that he has a beard. The outward sign […]

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10 Apr 2014

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Bay Area Muslim panels try to shed a light on a diverse religious group – San Jose Mercury News

By: David E. Early SAN JOSE — Nearly 13 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Muslims in America — and the 250,000 living in the Bay Area — still face fear, reprisals and a […]

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