Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how mankind has engaged in violent extremism since Biblical times. Terrorism is propaganda by deed, since terrorism is theater. So, Hassan argues, al-Qaeda succeeds every time it plants fear and uncertainty in our hearts and minds.
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Ivana Howard grew up in Bosnia, and covers the region for the National Endowment for Democracy, a private non-profit organization that promotes democracy around the world. Howard joins Daljit Dhaliwal to take a closer look at the increasing ethnic tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On Sunday, Iranians observed the Shiite holiday of Ashura, which commemorates the death of Shiite Islam's holiest martyr, Imam Hussein. Anti-government protests were met with severe violence by state security forces. Witnesses said the protests were the largest and bloodiest since those following the disputed presidential elections in June.
Every year, December 7 commemorates the three students killed by police during protests against a 1953 visit by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon. Amateur videos culled from YouTube show that this year's events transformed into demonstrations opposing the Iranian government. Watch footage from some of the country's largest anti-government rallies since July.
The peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is in crisis, with no sign that a key issue -- freezing Israeli settlements -- can be resolved any time soon. Israelis and Palestinians continue to struggle over their common land. Should Israel agree to demands to freeze all settlement building?
Israel continued to carry out air strikes in Gaza for the fourth consecutive day.
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge will host a webcasted radio show to discuss the roots of conflict and prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tune in online at 7:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 16.