Earlier this month, a street performer known as "Sorcerer" was beheaded by militants. Why are these extremists so angry at sleight-of-hand artists?
Last year, New Zealand's terror alert was upgraded from very low, all the way up to low. We spoke to an security expert from Massey University about what that means.
It seems that the socioeconomic factors of religious groups may be much more important to acceptance of sexuality than religion itself.
One day after the Charlie Hebdo attack, Bushido posted a rather insensitive selfie on his social media. VICE Germany asked him what he was thinking.
The better the world gets, the less it needs religion—and in the Western world, at least, religion is going out with a whimper, not a bang.
Dr. Taj Hargey is waging his own private jihad by attempting to turn Muslim teaching away from the stodgy conservatism of most clerics.
The girls lived out a teenaged fantasy onstage, but now the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department wants them to turn themselves in for an "indecent act."
The Netherlands is the latest European country to launch a hotline aimed at talking Muslims in immigrant communities out of becoming jihadists, but it's not clear how effective these programs are.
What's imperative is to demonstrate that those who believe it was an act of "true" Islam are wrong.
The satirical magazine probably couldn't have existed in Ireland, where blasphemy is technically illegal.
I caught up with him after the Charlie Hebdo attacks to see if he was worried about being targeted by al Qaeda.
We asked our European offices to reach out to local Muslim community leaders and get their opinions on last week's events. Unsurprisingly, many were completely against murdering cartoonists.
From old-school neo-Nazi skinheads to Jewish defense groups to ex-communists, it's an odd, sometimes paradoxical, always horrifying mix.
The assault on French cartoonists gave Republicans an opening to once again cast the war on terror as an imminent, existential, and even religious battle for American freedoms.
Political analyst Jérôme Sainte-Marie fears the Charlie Hebdo murders will cause racist and xenophobic attitudes to go mainstream.
Terrorism is perpetrated against Muslims around the world, but Muslims overwhelmingly respond to the violence, harassment, and calls for their mass annihilation by explaining over and over again that they are peaceful and rational people.
Apologizing for the actions of extremist gunmen makes little sense to me when I have absolutely nothing in common with them and zero understanding of their grotesque interpretation of Islam.
They stood in silent defiance in Trafalgar Square, pens held aloft.
Silwan is becoming one of the most contentious neighborhoods in the most contested city in the world.
#illridewithyou has captured the imagination of a community looking for some possible 'good' to take out of Sydney's tragic siege. Whether will it help or hinder actual change remains to be seen.
Ridhwana B., the doll's creator, designed it to comply with what some interpret as Islamic religious law's prohibition on the depiction of distinct features on any children's toy.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.