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Poet Ashraf Fayadh Is Appealing the Death Sentence Handed Down by a Saudi Court

Ashraf Fayadh friends and family say that the poet—who is accused of apostasy and writing love poems that were allegedly anti-Islamic—is formally fighting his sentence.
Dorian Geiger
12.14.15
News

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.
Dorian Geiger
11.30.15
Stuff

What Going to School with Jihadi John Taught Me About Radicalization

White, middle class teachers aren't the right people to quell extremism.
Nile Rice
3.17.15
News

The Islamic State’s War on Magic

Earlier this month, a street performer known as "Sorcerer" was beheaded by militants. Why are these extremists so angry at sleight-of-hand artists?
Nick Rose
1.30.15
News

Has the United States Run Out of Ways to Make the Death Penalty More Humane?

As lethal injection drugs become harder to get, lawmakers are struggling to come up with humane alternatives for death row inmates.
Jules Suzdaltsev
11.23.14
Here Be Dragons

College Kids Behead People Too

When Isaiah Marin, a Christian student in Oklahoma, got pissed off with his goth friend Jacob Crockett recently, he brought a machete to a card game and attempted to hack his head off.
Martin Robbins
11.14.14
Stuff

Stupid People Are Still Confusing ISIS with Tons of Other ISISes

Unbelievably, despite all the attention and ​award-winning documentaries, some people are still really confused about what ISIS is.
Joel Golby
11.4.14
News

Why Did a Long Island Man Cut Off His Mom's Head?

What drives a 35-year-old to decapitate his own mother and then jump in front of an oncoming train?
John Surico
10.30.14
VICE News

Australian Police Stopped a Public Beheading Plot Allegedly Linked to the Islamic State

And more bad news from around the world.
VICE Staff
9.20.14
News

The Anti-War Congressman Who Wants Muslim Countries to Deal With the Islamic State

Should America really be trying to fix Iraq again?
Matt Taylor
9.9.14
Stuff

We Asked a War Correspondent About the Origins of ISIS

Anand Gopal talked to us about the beheading of journalists and why the US needs to stay the hell out of Iraq.
Leighton Woodhouse
8.25.14
MEXICALIA

Mexican Narco Music Is the Soundtrack to the War on Drugs

Mexico's <i>narcocorrido</i> music genre and subculture openly celebrates the most extreme aspects of the country's drug war.
VICE Staff
7.17.14
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