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Our Reactions To Terror Are A Litany Of Hypocrisies

Social media reactions to terrorism or acts of terror make for very interesting case studies. Never before have the masses been able to opine with such freedom on platforms that allow millions of others to read and share their views. News channels, newspapers and so on today are being challenged by people directly as the internet, often via smartphones and tablets, offers unprecedented, and often alternative and raw access to information. However, such access and fluidity in information flow comes with certain shortcomings.
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ISIS And The Future Of Islamic Extremism

ISIS represents the third phase in terrorism stemming from religious extremism. Unlike its predecessors and contemporaries, it functions like a state, exerting control over vast swathes of the two former sovereign states of Iraq and Syria. In terms of its objectives, it envisions bringing back the Islamic caliphate not just in the Middle East but throughout the world. It believes in the idea that no religion other than Islam should survive. For these reasons, it must be regarded as a truly global project and a transnational threat.
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Will China Join The Fight Against ISIS? The Answer Lies In The Xinjiang Question

Beijing has been increasingly trying to draw the world's attention towards the threat it is facing from separatist groups in Xinjiang. However, to China's chagrin, the West believes Beijing is only using the perceived threat as justification to intensify their crackdown on the Uighur population. For China to make any meaningful contribution to the US-led anti-terror effort in the Middle East, Washington will have to shed its ambiguity on the Xinjiang question.