France, Islam, terrorism and the challenges of integration: Research roundup
(Jan. 17, 2015 | Journalist's Resource) - After the January terrorist attacks in Paris — the brutal murder of 12 people at the satirical news outlet Charlie Hebdo, including four journalists and two police officers, followed by the killing of a policewoman and then four hostages at a Kosher supermarket — French society continues to take stock of what it all means for the country. Immediately after the Charlie Hebdo killings there were hundreds of spontaneous mass demonstrations across Europe condemning the senseless violence, defending the liberty of the press and urging tolerance. Read more
Why don't Jewish lives matter?
By Lev Raphael
(Jan. 18, 2015 | HuffPost Blog) - The Charlie Hebdo massacres highlighted two different cultures to Americans. The first was already way too familiar: Islamic fundamentalism that drives disaffected young men and women to insane violence -- in this case, the massacre of cartoonists who they felt mocked their religion. Read more