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Are Terrorists Putting Subliminal Messages In Porn? Michigan Man Thinks So

Posted 01.06.2012 | Detroit

We've all heard the rumors (and seen the "proof") of animators slipping subliminal pornographic images in Disney movies. But what about subliminal mes...

Inside Al Qaeda's Thriving Africa Branch

AP | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND MARTIN VOGL | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

SOKOLO, Mali -- The first time the members of al-Qaida emerged from the forest, they politely said hello. Then the men carrying automatic weapons aske...

Andrea Stone

Congressman Sees U.S. Threat In Nigerian Terrorist Attacks | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few terrorism experts would deny that a radical Islamist sect that has made a series of increasingly audacious attacks in Nigeria, inclu...

White House Threatens Veto

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening to veto a massive defense bill over its requirement that terrorist suspects be held in military cust...

NY Judge: Al-Qaida Owes $9.3 Billion For 9/11 Harm

Yahoo! | AP – 15 Hours Ago | Posted 12.15.2011 | New York


Anwar al-Awlaki: Eye For An Eye Or A Third Way?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we believe that one life - perhaps even our own - is worth giving up for a change that brings hope to thousands or millions of others, then this third way begins to look like a path worth exploring.

Joshua Hersh

Obama's War On Terror: Civil Libertarians Decry Being 'Stabbed In The Back' By Awlaki Decision | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil libertarians are expressing dismay over a new report that names two prominent one-time critics of the abuse of presidential power ...

Ravana, Al-Awlaki And The Hijacking Of Religion

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Vineet Chander

We need not look far to find the Ravanas of our time... They are us -- at our weakest, basest, and grossest; people of faith, in our darkest moments of hypocrisy.

GOP Candidate Says Obama Could Be Impeached

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) suggested Monday while speaking at the University of New Hampshire that President Barack Obama could be impeached for the kill...

Muslim Militants Free Filipino-American Woman, Hold Her 14-Year-Old Son And Relative

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Muslim militants freed a Filipino-American woman after 2 1/2 months in captivity in the southern Philippines but are still...

Dick And Liz Cheney: Obama Owes Bush Administration An Apology

Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, praised President Barack Obama Sunday for the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki...

Jaweed Kaleem

Some Muslims Question Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

The U.S.-led killing in Yemen of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. born imam who was known for his Internet videos preaching violent jihad and...

Top Republicans Differ On Killing Of Al Qaeda Cleric

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Top Republican politicians differed in their reactions Friday to the killing of American-born operative al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone ...

Officials: U.S.-Born Muslim Cleric Killed In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — The killings of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American al-Qaida propagandist in a U.S. airstrike Friday wipe out t...

Bombs Rock Iraq Holy City

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and SAAD ABDUL-KADIR | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Back-to-back bomb blasts ripped through one of the holiest cities in Shiite Islam Sunday, killing at least 10 people in a community st...

U.S. Strategy After 9/11: Ruminations on a Lost Decade

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

September 11 removed us further from our liberal traditions, which had once considered undue government surveillance as a violation of civil liberties, while a previously unimaginable concept like torture suddenly became a topic worthy of "debate."

Leon Panetta: Threat Of Another 9/11 'Very Real'

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press NEW YORK -- After a decade of war with al-Qaida the potential for another devastating terrorist assault "remains ...

U.S. Eases Terrorism Rules To Speed Up Aid To Somalia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to assure aid groups Tuesday that they can deliver desperately needed food to famine-stricken parts...

The Business of al Qaeda

Renny McPherson | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Renny McPherson

Based on data that we seized from al Qaeda in 2007, we were able to build a portrait of al Qaeda in Iraq as a business -- and a business that ran quite differently than conventional wisdom would suggest.

Former CIA Op Reveals Secret Jail: 'Some Will Call Me A Torturer'

Wired | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

Admitting that “some will call me a torturer” is a surefire way to cut yourself off from anyone’s sympathy. But Glenn Carle, a former CIA operat...

Hacker Attack Cripples Al Qaeda's Web Communications

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A key jihadist Internet forum has been knocked off the Internet, and counterterrorism experts say it appears it was hacked. Cybers...

Federal Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Bin Laden

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Federal authorities used DNA from "multiple family members" and facial recognition technology to identify the body of Osama bin Laden...

Marcus Baram

Al-Zawahiri: New Al Qaeda Leader Obvious Choice, But Strategy Remains Unclear | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

The choice of al Qaeda's longtime number-two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to replace the late Osama bin Laden as leader of the terror group did not surprise te...

How to Bring Jihadist Fundamentalism to Its End, Part Two

Amir Madani | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Amir Madani

The Pakistani army decided to sacrifice the head of the monster in order to preserve the body; giving up OBL to U.S. intelligence in order to continue leveraging the jihadists as a tool of Pakistani foreign policy.

Bin Laden's Real Legacy

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

As Stalin used to say, "no man, no problem." So will the killing of Osama bin Laden by US Special Force Seals in Abbotabad, Pakistan last Sunday night end America's long ordeal with extremist groups from the Muslim world?