ISIS fighters celebrating in Mosul, Iraq, in 2014. Criminological studies suggest terrorists would use diverse tactics to neutralise feelings of guilt.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.
Encounters at an open day at a Paris mosque.
How literary analysis led one scholar to develop a theory of how immigrants become connected to their host society -- and therefore unlikely to attack it.
While the French public comes to terms with a series of appalling attacks, politicians seize the opportunity to position themselves ahead of next year's Presidential election.
The people who killed a priest in Rouen were driven by a warped agenda, not their social and economic backgrounds.
Soldiers patrol on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 18, 2016.
The far right isn't afraid to admit to fear in the wake of brutal attacks like the one in Nice. More mainstream politicians would be wise to follow suit.
Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have taught the French some important lessons about how to deal with the threat of terrorism.
Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui are suspected of carrying out suicide bomb attacks at Brussels Airport on Tuesday.
Family members share both genetics and environment to a greater extent than people in general. And this has implications for counterterrorism approaches.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium
Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
A Lahore man protests against cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad.
Ten years after the Danish cartoon crisis, it's time to discuss how freedom of religion and freedom of speech can coexist.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is jailed for three years in Egypt.
The news that two British journalists and their unnamed Iraqi colleague were arrested and charged by the Turkish authorities [though released following publication of this article] for “engaging in terror…
‘The queen’s vagina’.
France's paradoxical relationship with provocative artworks has, again, come to the fore.
Vive la Résistance.
When he interred four anti-racist and secularist icons in Paris's Panthéon, François Hollande perhaps hoped some of their legacy would rub off on him.
Watch what you say.
Counter-extremism proposals replace tolerance with incarceration.
That’s no way to have a debate.
The PEN literary gala has been overshadowed by controversy.
Bullet holes from the Copenhagen attack.
Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters
What makes some communities more vulnerable to the use of violence than others?
Jewish communities are warmly received in the UK.
The cowardly murder of Jews in France and Denmark, in conjunction with terrorist attacks designed to shut down discussion, is justifiably a cause for more than a passing concern. Europe may be witnessing…
Resisting division in Denmark.
A memorial service has been held in Copenhagen for the victims of the shootings that killed two and injured five in the city on February 14. A crowd of up to 40,000 people gathered just around the corner…
Stéphane Charbonnier’s Charlie Hebdo offended people of all religions, but when does causing offence become unethical?
Causing offence to others often causes hurt. Such actions have been condemned as unethical, even immoral behaviour in a civilised society. There have been many examples. The Bill Henson photographs of…
From where does opposition to depictions of Muhammad arise?
After the violent attacks on Charlie Hebdo – the French satirical weekly that routinely published caricatures of Muhammad – many are wondering: are depictions of Muhammad actually forbidden in Islamic…