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Islamic State Launches App For Children Based On Weapon Vocabulary

The Islamic State app for children uses weapons pictures to teach vocabulary. Photo: Long War Journal Islamic State has launched an app aimed at children, teaching them letters of the Arabic alphabet using colourful pictures of guns, swords, tanks, bullets and missiles. The Android app named Huroof - the Arabic word for alphabet - was [...]

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Mass Shootings Are Contagious

NBC News Mass shootings spawn subsequent mass shootings, new research finds. The researchers discovered statistical "clusters" of shootings in which four or more people die, the standard definition of a mass shooting. School shootings also cluster, said study researcher Sherry Towers, a professor of mathematical and computational modeling at Arizona State University. "On [...]

Gun Violence Killed 428 Times More Americans than Terrorism Over the Past Decade

gettyimages And that's using a narrow definition of gun violence, which includes homicides but excludes suicides, accidents and other kinds of gun deaths. It also uses a wide definition of terrorism, including attacks in which doubt exists about a terrorist link and crimes by anti-abortion assailants. In the wake of the Umpqua Community College massacre on Thursday – the 294th mass shooting in the [...]