Michael Luo highlights reporting and writing published in the past week by The New Yorker that were not about Donald Trump or the Mueller report, including reports on the N.R.A., imprisoned ISIS members, and appropriation in fiction.
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On Monday the chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade did not hesitate and ran into the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to rescue the holy relics. Moments later Jean-Marc Fournier exited the inferno with Christ’s Crown of Thorns and St....
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China is an adversarial power. It seeks to advance at our expense, leaving America—and our friends and allies—less free, less prosperous, and less safe.
The same can be said of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other transnational Islamist...
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In the aftermath of ISIS, a nurse in Mosul took it upon herself to clear the streets of corpses that had been there for weeks and months. It got her in trouble but helped spark a volunteer movement.
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That's the translation — from French — of the words of a "poster" that has appeared on line. It was — if we are to believe the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium — put up by Al-Muntasir, which is, we're told, affiliated...
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ISIS released a video instructing fighters to fill their cars with gasoline and run over people just weeks before Islamist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel used a truck to mow day Bastille Day crowds in Nice, France.
The Islamic State released an...
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Task and Purpose
A video recently uploaded to YouTube includes rare footage of U.S. F-22 Raptors refueling during an anti-ISIS operation over the Middle East. According to the Aviationist, the...
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Since her abduction in 2013, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the New Zealand government have kept the name of a nurse held by the Islamic State under wraps, afraid that if her identity was released, she would be in even more...
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In just the past two weeks, federal authorities announced the arrests of two US citizens accused of planning ISIS-inspired terror attacks on American soil and charged a third US-born ISIS sympathizer with new crimes.
One allegedly planned to drive a...
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In the past few weeks, the U.S. uncovered two more terrorism plots against the U.S. homeland, raising to 109 the number of such plots or attacks since 9/11.
While ISIS has been defeated in Syria and Iraq, its vile ideas live on, encouraging...
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One question that should be asked and answered about this week's FBI arrest of ISIS-inspired Rondell Henry, who allegedly aspired to a vehicle-ramming attack on Maryland's National Harbor, is whether he or his plot had any live connection to his
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Authored by Chris Hedges via TruthDig.com,
Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency, as Max Blumenthal points out in his insightful book “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS,...
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Muslim convert Matin Azizi-Yarand
We may never know the motive.
A Muslim convert in Dallas pleaded guilty to plotting an ISIS-inspired mass shooting at a Texas mall.
18-year-old Matin Azizi-Yarand was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for...
Last month, fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a 60,000-strong Syrian militia that has been Washington’s primary partner in the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS), captured the Syrian town of Baghouz, ISIS’ last...
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Prosecutors are detailing an alleged plot by a Maryland man to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into people at a popular tourist area near the nation's capital. Rondell Henry, 28, was allegedly inspired by ISIS. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Earlier, Iranian lawmakers warned that if Washington went ahead and designated the Revolutionary Guards as a terror group, Tehran would counter by listing the US military on a terror blacklist alongside Daesh (ISIS).
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In the Middle East, Iran is in a regional struggle with the United States, which it believes is becoming increasingly isolated in international affairs. It seeks to use the opportunity, after the defeat of ISIS, to leverage its allies in Lebanon,...
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