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Anwar Al Awlaki

Andrea Stone

Bin Laden Is Dead But Does It Matter? | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The words so many Americans have waited to hear for nearly a decade -- Osama Bin Laden is dead -- were finally spoken on a spring night ...

Peter King's Radicalization Hearings Deaf To Reality

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

These commissions, though ostensibly undertaken for the sake of improving cooperation, only perpetuate a sense of tension and conflict

Peter King Note: Islamophobia Can Create Radicalization

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Islamophobia and those who promote it are a greater threat to the United States of America than Anwar al Awlaqi and his rag-tag team of terrorists.

Obama Talks Human Rights to Chinese President as US is Accused of Proxy Detention

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Has the United States adopted a new policy of "proxy detention" of U.S. citizens by countries that engage in torture?

Aggressive FBI Interrogation of US Teen in Kuwait Raises Concerns

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Increasingly, it seems that Americans who've traveled to Yemen at some point have been detained abroad, where they're subjected not only to aggressive questioning by U.S. officials but also to brutality by the U.S. allies detaining them.

Is Proxy Detention the Obama Administration's Extraordinary Rendition-Lite?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

While the U.S. may legitimately ask questions of passengers flying to or from Yemen, is it outsourcing those interrogations to countries known to engage in torture?

YouTube Withdraws Cleric's Videos Urging Muslims To Kill Westerners

Newser | Kevin Spak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

YouTube has pulled hundreds of videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki, in response to pressure from British officials and a letter from New York congressman...

Obama and the New Liberalism

Chris Meserole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Meserole

If liberalism's primary commitment is now to attenuate physical risk, how is it also supposed to pursue its longstanding commitments to human rights, civil liberties, and institutional accountability?

Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

Cover-ups, coups, and drones - A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has broug...

Careless Words and Callous Deeds

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

It has lately become usual for right-wing columnists, bloggers, and jingo lawmakers to call for the assassination of people abroad whom we don't like. How did such remote-control killings pick up glamor and legitimacy?

Al-Awlaki Decision Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Under what circumstances is the U.S. government allowed to target for death an individual suspected of participating in terrorism in a foreign country where we are not actively engaged in a war?

Love And Healing For Muslim 20-Somethings: Anwar al-Awlaki's Moment

Theo Padnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Theo Padnos

If Awlaki really wants to help the ummah, the global body of believers, as he says he does, there is a single change in mosque traditions on which he could insist.

The ACLU Demands "Killing Warrants"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The virtue of a "torture warrant," like that of the ACLU's proposed "killing warrant," is that it requires articulation of standards, visibility of actions and ultimate approval by democratic institutions.

License to Kill? Report on Al Awlaki Argument in DC Federal Court

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vincent Warren

At issue in the DC Federal Court right now is the power of the US president to order the extrajudicial killing of US citizen Anwar al Awlaki who is reportedly in Yemen.

The Lesson of Roshonara Choudhry's Radicalization

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Last spring, a young girl tried to murder a member of parliament. Her inspiration? A man that is to Islam what Terry Jones is to Christianity. It's a valuable lesson about how we can prevent radical Islamic violence.

Letter Bombs In Greece, Suspicious Packages From Yemen, And More Spur Security Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bombings across the world made headlines in the last few days, as multiple world leaders were targeted, embassies faced blasts, an oil pipeline explod...

This is Your Brain On War

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Eisler

Andrew Sullivan's defense of President Obama's claimed power to have American citizens assassinated nicely reveals much of the illogic behind, and man...

The Obama Administration's Desire to Keep Citizens in the Dark is Inexcusable

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Kane

While many outlets are reporting that the Pentagon burned the books, begging for comparisons to Nazi Germany, official reports say that the books were "destroyed."

Killing an Arab-American: The Debate Over Anwar al-Aulaqi

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

There's no doubt that we've grown distrustful of our government lately, and with good reason. However, I find it hard to peg Anwar al-Aulaqi as anything other than a very serious threat to our national security.

Jason Linkins

Tony West, Lawyer At Center Of Al-Awlaki Filing, Was Once Smeared As 'Al Qaeda Seven' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, Spencer Ackerman pointed out that the "first Justice Department lawyer to sign off on the Obama administration's brief to dismiss a ...

Woodward: U.S. Drones Killed Americans In Pakistan

SpyTalk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIA drones killed "many Westerners, including some U.S. passport holders" in Pakistan's tribal area during the George W. Bush administration, the new ...

A Holy War on Women

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nina Burleigh

With evidence piled up that the status of women in the West is what radical Islamists revile most about us, the question is, why haven't Western countries made support of women a fundamental element of the diplomatic, political response?

What Shari'a Actually Says

Andrew F. March | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew F. March

If so many Americans are now going to anoint themselves instant experts on Islamic law -- shari'a -- then it behooves the rest of us to do some of their thinking for them.

U.S. Expands 'Shadow War' On Terror

The New York Times | By SCOTT SHANE, MARK MAZZETTI and ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In roughly a dozen countries -- from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and reli...