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Faisal Shahzad

Time to Leave Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai Gives Washington a Welcome Shove

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed its welcome. It's time to go home.

Rain and Fear: A Defibrillator Sparks Fear in the City

Chuck Gomez | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Chuck Gomez

Rain and fear on a summer afternoon. Could a defibrillator really look like a bomb? Of course not, you say. But still we worry and wonder.

How The 'Bigger Than The FBI' NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record

Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the countr...

The Feds' Leak Investigation: Probe or Payback?

Len Levitt | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Since his appointment as FBI Director in 2001, Robert Mueller has refrained from criticizing Kelly. While Mueller has not changed his public stance about Kelly, one wonders whether the leak probe could be a form of payback.

Mitch McConnell Drafts Casey Anthony Into the War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

According to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Casey Anthony verdict is precisely why the U.S. should no longer be allowed to bring suspected terrorists to trial in its civilian federal courts: because juries cannot be trusted to convict in all cases.

Counterterror NYC Ignores Inconvenient Truths

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Counterterror NYC, a National Geographic special, blindly and uncritically endorsed NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's high-tech approach to fighting terrorism. It failed to address Kelly's fatal flaw: his ego.

How Top Secret America Misfires

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.

The War Over Muslims In America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As 2010 comes to a close, it's clear that this year offered few favors for the American Muslim identity or reputation. Indeed, Pew reports that Muslims in America had a higher approval rating after 9/11 than in 2010.

Muslims Against Muslims: The Struggle Between God's Worshippers And God's Warriors

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Islam is a life-affirming religion and a religion of love that has no space for those of "God's warriors" who are committed to death. Still, within the last 24 hours, at least six were killed in an explosion at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.

Juan Williams Is Right: Political Correctness About Terrorists Must End!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Juan, sorry to hear you got fired by NPR for saying on Fox that you get nervous when you see Muslims on a plane with you. But there's more to this -- and some important things that everyone is missing.

Times Square Bomber: Theological Confusion & Hypocrisy in Action

Yursil Kidwai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yursil Kidwai

Shahzad's words reek of a disconnection to the truly spiritual elite of Islam, and even the accomplished warriors of Islamic history.

With Times Square Bomber Sentenced to Life, Ghailani Trial Gets Started

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daphne Eviatar

The alleged torture of Ghailani in a secret CIA prison hangs heavy over this case -- as it will every other one where detainees were subjected to the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Pakistan: Terror Sentences, Protests, and Convoy Burnings

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistan has recently witnessed two terror indictments of its citizens in the United States. What it all boils down to is the same old deficit of trust and double dealing in Pakistan. And that's the real tragedy of the Afpak region.

Predator Drones: Bin Laden's Best Friends

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States should have anticipated the predator drone blow-back. The 1770 Boston Massacre occasioned but five American deaths, but engendered colonial hatred of the British that cascaded throughout the colonies.

WATCH Woodward: Obama 'Psychologically' Out Of Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is "psychologically" out of Afghanistan, says author and Washington Post editor Bob Woodward. Woodward appeared on CBS's "Early Show"...

The War Against Iran Begins

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

If Jeffrey Goldberg's irresponsible myth-building sounds familiar, it's because this is exact the same "journalmalism" technique utilized in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.

WATCH: Possible Martyrdom Video By Failed Times Square Bomber Emerges

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CAIRO — The Al-Arabiya TV station says it has video of the failed Times Square car bomb suspect meeting with Pakistani Taliban leaders along th...

Faisal Shahzad 'Inspired' By Former GWU Graduate Students

GW Hatchet | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Pakistani-American man suspected of attempting to bomb Times Square earlier this month recently told investigators he was inspired by a former GW ...

Obama's First Guantanamo Conviction Demonstrates Failure of Commissions

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security It took only two and a half hours here at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Tuesday for a detainee to enter a guilty plea in...

NYPD Bomb Squad Smashes Windows Of Suspicious BMW Parked In Front Of Museum Of Natural History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Police Department's bomb squad smashed out the passenger side windows of an idling SUV in front of the American Museum of Natural History...

Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Should Be Modified For Terrorism Suspects

Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time today on ABC's "This Week" that the Obama administration is open to modifying Miranda protections...

Rudy Giuliani: Obama Administration's 'Political Correctness' Led To 'Missed Signals' On Terrorism (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani sharply criticized the Obama administration on Sunday for reading suspected terrorist Faisal Shahzad his Miranda r...

Last Plane to Lahore

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The time is long overdue to get tough with young adults who believe that a visit to grandma in Pakistan should include a few months at a Taliban or Al Qaeda training camp.

Stewart Takes On EVERYTHING: Mocks Rekers's Rentboy Romp, BP, Greece, And More (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While it was tempting to just discuss the fact that Roland Martin inexplicably wore an ascot on national television, Jon Stewart had his hands full du...

Understanding How the Privileged Become Violent Fanatics

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.