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Sharia and Militancy

Author: Toni Johnson

Experts say Islamic law, or sharia, holds wide appeal for Muslim populations in many countries and is beginning to spread via democratic means, but it is also being used as a tool of Islamic militancy and extremism.

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The Bill O'Reilly Fallacy

Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

In this article published by the The New Republic, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, calls for a more nuanced view of Sharia law and examines the possibility that Sharia might actually drive opposition to Islamic extremism and terrorism.

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