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Faisal Shahzad ARRESTED In Connection With Times Square Car Bomb

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

See updates below. A man has been arrested in connection with Saturday's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square. The suspect is Faisal Sha...

Times Square Bomb: ARREST Made

AP | TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Seized from a plane about to fly to the Middle East, a Pakistan-born man admitted training to make bombs at a terrorism camp in his n...

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Car Bomb Suspect, Pleads Guilty: Excerpts From The Hearing

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Excerpts of statements made by Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, according to a court transcript. "I want to plead guilty and I'm going to...

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Car Bomb Suspect, Pleads Guilty

AP / Huffington Post | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car b...

Failed Times Square Bomber's Guilty Plea Is a Win for US Justice System

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Faisal Shahzad entered a plea of "guilty" today in a federal courthouse in Manhattan. Despite Liz Cheney's warnings about bringing suspected terrorists to a U.S. courthouse, the proceeding was orderly, calm and peaceful.

Mohammad Iqbal Gets FBI Apology After Bomb Plot Related Home Raid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A New York man whose house was raided during the probe into the attempted car bombing of Times Square says the FBI has offered h...

The West's Victim Complex

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

A wave of righteous indignation sweeps the West with every alleged act of terror, while quotidian civilian casualties in Iraq or Afghanistan are treated as a humdrum affair, barely meriting mention.

Peace Through Moderation to Intro Counter-Extremism Strategies at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The near-tragedy in Times Square reminded us that hatred is both home-grown and foreign-born. With this is in mind, a distinguished panel will discuss...

The NY Times: Those Who Live in Glass Houses...

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's not easy being a reporter for the Times. Besides the layers of assignment, desk and copy editors, reporters have to contend with a professional second guesser, known as the Public Editor.

Faisal Shahzad Agrees To Delay Indictment While Feds Discuss Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') has agreed to let the government delay seeking an indictment agains...

Faisal Shahzad Facing Foreclosure

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SHELTON, Conn. — The suspect in last month's failed Times Square bombing is slated to lose his Connecticut home to foreclosure under a court ord...

Something Less Than Terror

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Those 11 terrorist plots against New York City that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner for Pubic Information Paul Browne are forever warning about? Better make that 10.

Jason Linkins

Faisal Shahzad Conspiracy Theories: Pakistanis Finger 'Think Tanks' As Real Culprits | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While authorities in America pursue their case against alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, over in his native Pakistan it's a different story....

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.

Salman Ashraf Khan, VP Of Catering Company To U.S. Embassy In Pakistan, Arrested In Times Square Bomb Plot

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The co-owner of a catering company that organized events for the U.S. Embassy is among six men detained by Pakistan for allegedly he...

Pakistani Army Major May Have Aided Times Square Bomber

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

U.S. and Pakistani investigators are pursuing a new lead in the failed Times Square bombing: That a major in Pakistan's army knew of Faisal Shahzad's ...

"Suspicious Package" In SoHo Gets Little Attention (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When is a "suspicious package" not a suspicious package? When it has "suspicious package" written all over it. Some prankster/artist playing on the ...

John Boehner Still Struggling with National Security

Jim Arkedis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Arkedis

This piece is cross-posted from How's this for nerve? At a press conference on May 6, Republican Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner...

'Modifying' Miranda Rights Modifies The Political Debate

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hammered for months by Republicans as soft on terrorism, Attorney General Eric Holder and the rest of the Obama administration are ...

After the Afghan Summit: Five Key Things To Know About Obama's Problematic Plans

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The bottom line in Afghanistan is that clearly, some major elements of the Obama strategy are not adding up. And some things that are working may simply be unsustainable.

Was Faisal Suffering From the Pashtun Malaise?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Being an ethnic Pashtun played a far larger role than jihad -- it is what made Shahzad increasingly delusional and angry at the US campaign in Afghanistan and the drone attacks in Pakistan.

Jihad and the American Creed

Khalil Marrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Khalil Marrar

If anyone is inclined to think that life in America might have driven Faisal Shahzad, Najbullah Zazi and David Coleman Headley to their radical agendas, think again.

Faisal Shahzad Arraignment: Times Square Bomber To Appear In Court

AP | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The suspect in a botched car bombing in Times Square appeared in court Tuesday on terrorism and weapons charges for the first time si...

Muslim-Americans: Bracing For A Backlash

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

Adil Najam, a Pakistani-American professor at Boston University, took his 12-year-old son aside before sending him off to school last Wednesday. He to...