Here’s a map of every state refusing to accept Syrian refugees

‘In the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, more than twenty US governors have said they won’t allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their state. As of Monday afternoon, 23 governors had issued statements saying they would bar Syrian refugees from settling in their states, citing fears that violent extremists will masquerade as refugees in order to gain entry to the United States…’

Source: Vox

Did the media ignore the Beirut bombings? Or did readers?

‘If social media is an expression of public sentiment, then it seems significant that perhaps the most widely shared tweet on Friday’s terror attacks in Paris was not about Paris at all but rather was about another terror attack, earlier that week, in Beirut:

No media has covered this, but R.I.P to all the people

that lost their lives in Lebanon yesterday from Isis attacks

— Jackjonestv (@jackjonestv) November 14, 2015

…[What] is most striking to me about this tweet, now shared by well over 50,000 people, is that it’s wrong: The media has, in fact, covered the Beirut bombings extensively.The New York Times covered it. The Washington Post, in addition to running an Associated Press story on it, sent reporter Hugh Naylor to cover the blasts and then write a lengthy piece on their aftermath. The Economist had a thoughtful piece reflecting on the attack’s significance. CNN, which rightly or wrongly has a reputation for least-common-denominator news judgment, aired one segment after another on the Beirut bombings. Even the Daily Mail, a British tabloid most known for its gossipy royals coverage, was on the story. And on and on.

Yet these are stories that, like so many stories of previous bombings and mass acts of violence outside of the West, readers have largely ignored…’

Source: Vox

The surprising reason why ISIS may be lashing out: because it’s losing

‘Some analysts worry that as ISIS suffers battlefield losses, it may shift more of its energy away from the battlefield and into international terror attacks like what happened in Paris. ISIS is losing ground in Syria and IraqOn the ground in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has in fact been stalled and in many places even turned back. According to Will McCants, the head of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations With the Islamic World, ISIS “lost something like 25 percent of their territory” since its peak last summer.By the end of June 2015, ISIS had lost nearly 10 percent of the remaining territory it held at the beginning of the year…’

Source: Vox