In the rush to explain massacres like the one at Virginia Tech, experts including popular TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw dusted off a familiar scapegoat -- violent video games, movies and other media.
Zaid JilaniToday it looks absurd, but then today we have people who call themselves scholars claiming Q Anon is the next Nazi movement. Journalists are incredibly quick to publish sensationalist nonsense if it comes from someone claiming elite credentials.
Officers had responded to Walter Wallace Jr.'s home in West Philadelphia three times Monday for reports of disturbances, according to law enforcement sources.
Zaid JilaniThe Philadelphia Inquirer includes a small detail midway through this write-up: many Philly police don't have tasers but they asked the city for the funding to equip them (the article does not say how the city responded).
Zaid JilaniI think it would be healthy for Americans to acknowledge that race is a very fluid concept, to the extent it can even be acknowledged at all. This study shows one reason why it's important.
Two thirds of Americans (68%) have heard at least a little about QAnon, the conspiracy theory that claims that top Democrats are involved in a child sex trafficking ring, according to the latest Economist/YouGov poll.
Our hearts are broken for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., and for all those suffering the emotional weight of learning about another Black life in America lost. We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death. It makes...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's approval rate has dropped to the lowest it's been since October 2018, revealed "Turkey's Pulse 2020" survey by Metropoll research company. His approval rate rose as high as 48 percent during Ankara's...
Zaid JilaniI wonder why Erdogan jumped into the French controversy over Islam? Oh, this is why
A security guard says he "had a bad feeling" about Salman Abedi, Manchester inquiry hears.
Zaid JilaniIt's not the worst thing in the world to simply ask someone what they're doing and make sure everything is okay. It's certainly better than dozens of people killed, many more injured. Few Muslims would prefer the latter to the former.
“Listen, young brother, you got to give yourself a chance at life.”
Zaid Jilani"Shootings in this square mile of North Philadelphia’s Poplar area are up 400% this year compared to 2015. One particularly violent street corner in Richard Allen has seen at least 10 shootings alone."
Some same it’s distrust in the system. Others say it’s people hijacking the message.
Zaid JilaniIn the past few months they had two cases: Minneapolis and Chicago, where people made false claims about a police shooting and there were resulting riots. No change in policies from FB/TW