Mark Juergensmeyer

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; author of several books, including Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State and Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

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The suspected killers in  this week's massacre  at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have been killed in a shootout with French police. A third terrorist was also killed.

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When the US military complained that 65 "dangerous" prisoners were released without trial, President Karzai told it to stop "harassing" Afghan courts.

What Will the US Leave Behind in Afghanistan?

When the US military complained that 65 "dangerous" prisoners were released without trial, President Karzai told it to stop "harassing" Afghan courts.

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