This is what we know so far: terrorist attacks and preliminary/speculative news coverage

The first thing I saw when I looked at my phone today was a string of alerts from major and minor news outlets blaring headlines like: “Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Explosion: Shock, Chaos on the Ground During Aftermath” (Billboard) and “Manchester Arena explosion: Children are among 22 killed by suicide bomber at Ariana Grande concert”Continue reading “This is what we know so far: terrorist attacks and preliminary/speculative news coverage”

The strange case of Zachary Chesser: (online) homegrown radicalization at its best

The Muslim Ban Part 2 and Stephen Miller’s “holy war” The Muslim Ban has been struck down by the federal court system, but not because it is ineffective in stopping terrorist attacks on United States’ soil (something discussed in the last blog post) , but because it is unconstitutional (and it is). However, many membersContinue reading “The strange case of Zachary Chesser: (online) homegrown radicalization at its best”

How does a Muslim ban help fight terrorism?

The Muslim Ban I’ll give you a hint to the answer of the question in the title: it doesn’t help at all. The reasons for this are more complex than many existing analyses have made it seem, however. The discussion so far has traced the ineffectiveness of the ban to the fact that it givesContinue reading “How does a Muslim ban help fight terrorism?”