Thousands died, and many sacred places were destroyed—100 years before ISIS.
The history and struggles of the Nigerian movement known as Boko Haram are more complicated than they first appear.
The humanitarian plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist threat of ISIS seem likely to dominate the cable news channels for weeks to come. But it’s unclear whether Christian preachers will continue to discuss these issues now that the season of Advent has arrived. On the surface there is little connection between ISIS’s campaign of terror and a season that invites us to prepare for the return of Christ.
"What's going on is a nation-building process. It's similar to what happened at the end of World War I, when major empires were destroyed."
ISIS’s primary targets remain Muslims it views as apostate. But a new generation of Christian martyrs is arising as well.
Throughout history, people loyal to a higher law have been responsible for much violence. Should we reject appeals to a higher law?
With an authorization looming in Congress for our ongoing war against the so-called Islamic State, a muddled conversation has sprung up about the group’s relationship to mainstream Islam, its relationship to American and European policy in the region, and the military and political measures needed to counter it. Graeme Wood interviewed scholars and activists to shed light on what ISIS is trying to accomplish and why. His resulting story—a long tour through the theology, history, and practice of this particularly brutal offshoot of Salafist Islam—is alarming, not least to Wood himself.
The vast majority of Muslims in France hail from former colonies in Africa. Of all of the relationships, the one with Algeria is the most fraught.
As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
"I sell exclusively to fellow Shi'ites and to Christians," says one Lebanese arms dealer. "Demand from Christians has increased immensely."
The question isn't how frightening ISIS is. It's what actual threat it poses—and how to contain that threat without causing more harm.
Air strikes give the illusion of surgical intervention. But they are not unambiguous humanitarian acts.
Extremists seem to be in charge everywhere. ISIS has taken over a huge geographic area and forced Christians to leave their homes or convert.
Three faiths esteem Jonah, whom God sent to the city now called Mosul.