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Recognizing the Islam of the Islamic State

Recognizing the Islam of the Islamic State

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In order defeat our enemies, we must first understand them. And if we wish to do so, we need to be able to not only accept the fact that ISIS is Islamic, but also differentiate between being rooted in Islam and representing Islam.

The FBI Has No Right To Strong-Arm Apple Into a New Encryption System

The FBI Has No Right To Strong-Arm Apple Into a New Encryption System

By WSN Editorial Board

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Privacy advocates and many in the tech industry have raised concerns that the FBI's requested backdoor could be leaked, leaving millions of iPhone owners susceptible to breach. Given the risks that it would pose to private citizens, Apple should continue to fight the court’s edict.

To Defeat Boko Haram, Nigeria Needs Global Aid

To Defeat Boko Haram, Nigeria Needs Global Aid

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The world must look to Boko Haram as a challenge and a threat to stability everywhere, not just in West Africa.

ISIS’ Destruction of Ancient Artifacts is a Smokescreen

ISIS’ Destruction of Ancient Artifacts is a Smokescreen

By Pragya Gianani, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We are playing into ISIS’ agenda by constantly covering their seemingly mindless rampage.

How Islamic is ISIS?

How Islamic is ISIS?

By Matthew Perry, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Attempts from the right to screen refugees based on their religion, halt construction of mosques or justify casual discrimination against Muslims are all dangerously misguided because the average Muslim has nothing in common with the average ISIS member.

Campuses must be made safer after Paris attacks

Campuses must be made safer after Paris attacks

By Tegan Joseph Mosugu, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It is time for universities across the country, and the world beef up their campus anti-terrorist measures. The safety of students and staff should be of utmost priority to institutions.

Terrorism and the bludgeoning power of rhetoric

Terrorism and the bludgeoning power of rhetoric

By WSN Editorial Board

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When it comes to terrorism, the means and intent are what matter, and we must apply the term equally.

Public Safety faces ISIS threats

Public Safety faces ISIS threats

By Momachi Pabrai, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under City News, News, University News

New York City has been on high alert since last weeks terrorism attacks in Paris.

Gitmo has got to go

Gitmo has got to go

By Elizabeth Moore, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The closure of Guantanamo would serve as a message to the world that the United States does not compromise its values in the face of fear, but stands on a firm ground of law and morality.

Media, observers should watch what they tweet

Media, observers should watch what they tweet

By Mandy Freebairn, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While the Internet has largely been a helpful platform in transmitting information about the crisis, it has also given rise to the spread of misinformation regarding the attacks.

NYU shows solidarity with Paris after Friday attacks

NYU shows solidarity with Paris after Friday attacks

By News Team

November 16, 2015


Filed under News

An overview of Friday's attacks in Paris.

Military alone will not stop terrorism

Military alone will not stop terrorism

By Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist

April 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Military intervention must be accompanied by political reforms in order to curb terrorism.

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