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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Number Of Names In Terror Database Soars To 875,000

Reuters | Mark Hosenball | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,...

Matt Sledge

Terrorism Agency A Federal 'Pre-Crime' Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

An obscure counterterrorism agency now has access to an array of data on ordinary Americans so vast and with so few restrictions that critics are like...

Andrea Stone

Big Changes On No-Fly List

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. citizens and green card holders on the FBI's terror watch list has more than doubled since Christmas 2009, when the a...

Underwear Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Nigerian man to life in pr...

Mike Sacks

Feds Disclose New Details From Underwear Bomber

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

The United States on Friday submitted a memorandum to a Michigan federal judge revealing that terrorist leader Anwar al Awlaki had more direct involve...

Underwear Bomber's Plea Underscores Law Enforcement's Key Role Fighting Terrorism

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty last week to the attempted murder of 289 passengers, Obama's critics were notably silent. That's because his plea underscores that U.S. federal courts are the most effective place to try terrorism suspects.

Juror Dismissed Prior To Underwear Bomber Trial

Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A native of Nigeria was dismissed Thursday shortly after being picked as a juror for the trial of a ...

Full Body Scanners, Pat-Downs, and Democracy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The new airport security measures demonstrate a frightening willingness on the part of the government regulators to apply an authoritarian, and ultimately nonsensical, logic to a real, but controllable security problem.

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.

Dutch Man Tries To Board Plane With Loaded Pistol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 35-year old Dutch man has been arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as he was trying to board a flight to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao ...

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.

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

Quarles Public Safety Exception--Constitutional and Proven Effective!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

It was gratifying to see several news accounts yesterday revealing that the FBI finally relied on the "public safety exception" to the Miranda rule to interview the so-called Times Square attempted bomber suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Jason Linkins

Faisal Shahzad Arrest: John McCain Is Upset Times Square Bomber Was Mirandized

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain doesn't seem to know that Mirandizing criminal suspects is something that we do here in America. Especially in instances where the goal is to make the suspect "face charges" that potentially result in a "death sentence."

Shahzad Faisal Proves We Are Still Asleep at the Wheel

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

Does Homeland Security want us to believe that the only terrorists we should fear are those who are already in the United States? These mean are all around the globe; they are not just the guys on no-fly lists.

VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Doing Weapons Training In Yemen

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON - A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obt...

A Time To Act But Not React

Joshua Geltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Geltzer

The strategic success or failure of terrorist operations depends less on the terrorist thrust than on the counter-terrorist parry. It is a time for us to act -- but not to react.

Dear Senator Gillibrand, Thank You

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I don't expect a response from Senator Gillibrand every time I write to her office.

The End of Political Correctness

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Over the last few decades, we have become curiously, annoyingly and extremely politically correct and certain words have become absolutely taboo. That...

How Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Lost My Vote

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I'm not sure that I can pull the lever for a senator who hires staffers that don't even know how to write a proper sentence.

More "Congressional Depravity" on Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

By refusing to demonstrate leadership on the issues, Obama has played into the hands of his opponents. The losers are not just the Dems, but the prisoners at GITMO, who now seem more abandoned than at any time since GITMO's first years.

Government Whistleblower Protection: the Long Ignored Way to Better Connect the Dots

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The current Whistleblower Protection Act is a fraud that, ironically, is the primary reason would-be whistleblowers remain silent observers. Politicians need to stop stalling the restoration of a credible WPA. Delays could be deadly for Americans.

Republicans Still Lying About Christmas Bomber

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

Sessions' assertion that Abdulmutallab stopped talking after he was read his rights is an outright lie. Further, there's still no evidence for the argument that following the law makes us less safe.

Jason Linkins

ACLU Slams Eric Holder On Decision To Alter Miranda Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union is decrying the decision of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to make changes to Miranda protections in terrorism c...

Exploring What It Means to be a Terrorist

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

If the country is facing a war on terror, then we need to understand that any violence against innocent civilians that is intended to make a political statement is terror, no matter where it comes from.