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International-Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail -- Canada's National Newspaper -- author of Arrival City ( http://arrivalcity.net ) & http://muslimtide.com
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Carbon dioxide molecules now = European Jews in 1939 https://t.co/VtIwwVdPKu
Carbon dioxide molecules now = European Jews in 1939      https://t.co/VtIwwVdPKu
There is no better way to reduce inequality than to raise the absolute poverty rate dramatically.
Even if the Putin-Trump conspiracy theories prove true, they're not the Putin-Trump problem that should concern us https://t.co/dTs68igZ7d
Long-established fact that many US voters are only now learning https://t.co/H7p0w5IcY6
(Research is my weakness, my excuse not to write -- research is the enemy of writing. Your whole being wants you not to write)
(Writing a book is just like writing 10 really long magazine articles)
Hey, you've done it before! My approach is: Spend days writing the first 3 paragraphs; the rest is easier.
You guys have all written some excellent takes, truly, on @jandrewpotter's getting taken for the take on his take.
The opening sentence of Montreal's regional growth plan promises 71 more pages of inspiring reading
The opening sentence of Montreal's regional growth plan promises 71 more pages of inspiring reading
Last time said screamer went off was when I documented his publicity work for V Putin. (He's now in Trump's circle) https://t.co/gs1iMtQ7pg
Woot! Cartoon race-hate screamer Robert Spencer is ranting about me re this, so my feed is full of fans. Hi Nazis! https://t.co/2qhMfGiaeX
Welcome back to January 24, 2011, Egypt
The topic here is recruitment into radicalization -- read the two other tweets that follow this one. Background is issue
What new information is conveyed in noting that an Islamic terrorist is Islamic? What's new is he, like many recently, was Christian
What is notable about the fact that an Islamic terrorist is Islamic? The notable demographic fact is that so many were non-Muslim
The high % of non-Muslims joining Islamic-extremist groups is a very key phenomenon in post-2012 extremism. Often 30 to 40 percenthttps://t.co/kYl2a08NOh
Or maybe non-recent. We don't know yet. What's interesting, as an Islamic terrorist, is that he was non-Muslim
This a big issue in Canada too, where large % of recruits are non-Muslim. Some only converted once radicalized
Yes, "propensity to violence" is one of strongest predictors
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