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Searching for "American Jihadi" (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christof Putzel

After reading about an American youth who converted to Islam and joined an extremist insurgency in Africa, I realized he and I had unwittingly crossed paths a few years before.

Could Jihadists Overthrow The Syrian Government?

The New Republic | Nibras Kazimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration has signaled in word and deed that a policy change is in the offing, a change that would accommodate the Syrian regime and no...

The New Wannabe Jihadis

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Call them Chechen separatists or new world order gangstas, but don't call them jihadis. They're just wannabes who have adopted the glamorous guise of Muslim extremism.

The New Enemies Within

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

What makes efforts to disrupt homegrown terrorists especially difficult is the absence of important layers in our national security strategy.

Hot Tub Peace Machine

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

What if instead of flying Predators, we brought out the belly-dragging C-117's. And airdropped hundreds of state-of-the-art stand-alone hot tubs that require no plumbing or hard wiring?

Exodus: The Rest of the Story

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

We seldom hear the rest of the story about Passover. At a time when religiously motivated terrorism is a daily concern, it might do us well to contemplate the sequel.

Lebanon's Jihad Tours

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The Daily Star reports how Hezbollah was organizing 'Jihadi Tours' to the south of the country. This absence of an agreed common identity could be challenged by a process of greater interaction between Lebanon's various communities.

Times Square Car Bomb: an American Muslim View

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I hope we can remember the Muslim Senegalese man who raised the alarm about the smoking car, as well as the criminal who put it there. Muslims, like people of all religions, do good things and bad things.

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.

Lawfare Conference Takes Aim at Terrorists' Efforts to Wage "Legal Jihad"

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Robinson

Last Thursday The Lawfare Project, a non-profit founded by attorney Brooke Goldstein (pictured above) to confront "lawfare" - which Goldstein define...

Saudi Arabia's Most Daring Newspaper Loses Its Top Man

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Al Watan, arguably Saudi Arabia's most daring newspaper, seems to have lost its top man after Jamal Khashoggi, the publication's editor in chief, resigned earlier today.

Facebook Disabled Taliban Spokesman Account

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

One important aspect of the use of these websites is that they enable the Taliban and other extremist groups to recruit youth in European, Arab countries as well as the United States.

The Propaganda of 'Holy Warriors'

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Propaganda of modern-day myths depicting angels fighting alongside "holy warriors" is being used to indoctrinate a minority of young disenfranchised Muslims with flights of fantasy and the glories of jihad.

Jihad Jane: Top 10 American Jihadis

csmonitor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pennsylvania woman Colleen LaRose, who called herself Jihad Jane, is only the latest in a string of Americans to support violent jihad. Her alleged mi...

Al Qaeda 'Lone Gunman' Approach: Small Attacks May Signal Shift In Strategy

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Ever since al-Qaida attacked the United States in 2001, U.S. authorities have worked to detect and prevent the next big terrorist s...

The Blackmail of America: How the U.S. Is Still on the Wrong Side in Serbia

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julia Gorin

As our troops do or die, they would do well to wonder why. They should understand what is being enforced by their hand in the ongoing strife in Serbia.

Gaddafi-Switzerland Row Escalates, US Forced To Apologize To Libya Leader

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. State Department has been drawn into an international dispute between Libya and Switzerland after Muammar Gaddafi demanded an apology for dis...

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.

Gaddafi Calls For Jihad Against Switzerland

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libya's dispute with Switzerland was intensified Thursday after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for 'jihad' against the European nation "with all...

A Hundred Years of War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.

Obama's Secret Prisons in Afghanistan Endanger Us All

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Whenever Obama acts like Bush, as he's done his first year, listen carefully -- you will hear the distant, delighted chuckle of Osama Bin Laden, and the needless stomp of fresh recruits heading his way.

Taliban Talks The Only Road To Peace In Afghanistan?

The New York Review of Books | Ahmed Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Deal with the Taliban? Ahmed Rashid The New York Review of Books "My Life with the Taliban" by Abdul Salam Zaeef, translated from the Pashto and e...

Time to Exhume Marx

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

Watching the film, I felt strangely nostalgic about what was then referred to as the "Age of Terrorism" -- the period between the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the late 1980s.

Rock & Roll Jihad

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Thirty years from now, when art and technology continue to enable eastern and western youth to come together over music, sports, and pop culture in greater ways, cross-cultural harmony will be more likely.

Bhutto:The Film Offers Heartbreaking And Thought-Provoking History Lesson

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Bhutto: The Film presents the story of a woman whose personality dominated the constrains of a fundamentalist society. Never has a description of the confines of the burqa been so eloquent.