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Obama Easing Immigration Rule For 'Limited' Supporters Of Terrorists

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United State...

Al Qaeda Has Reaped Over $100 Million From Hostage Ransoms

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

The UN Security Council on Monday demanded that countries not pay terrorist ransoms which the British backers of the move said have reaped Al-Qaeda an...

One Terrorist and Two Girls

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian girl and a Croatian girl: If you tell a Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles, but if you say the same to a Serbian girl, she scowls.

Putin Downhill

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Jeff Danziger


Pakistan Plans Anti-Terror Fight

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

Pakistan plans to unleash a new anti-terrorist strategy within two weeks in the violent commercial capital Karachi, said a senior advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours after Sharif met President Obama at the White House Wednesday.

Which Came First: The Chicken or the Terrorist?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

For many in this country, the Kenyan mall horror arrived out of the blue, out of nowhere, out of a place and a time without context. Next thing you know, it's all 24/7-ing on your TV set.

September 11: The Horror, The Hug and The Harmony

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the 12 years since September 11, 2001, I've remembered viscerally the horror of the second plane, the hug from my mom, and the harmony on the Capitol Steps. In this September 11 anniversary, I remain ever hopeful for that harmony.

Twitter Just Booted Al Qaeda -- Again

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The flagship Twitter account of al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, was closed Friday for the second time this year, ...

Marcus Sakey's Name Is On the Rise

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.19.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Get ready. The name of Marcus Sakey is going to explode into your world. You may not have heard of him up to now or if you have it was just that some ...

The Amazing Story Of A Real Life Hostage Rescue

Thomas R. Combs | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty
Thomas R. Combs

September 1970. Within an hour of landing our C-130's in England, we were airborne and heading south. I stood in the flight deck as the navigator ripped open a sealed envelope and read it over the intercom to the rest of us. Terrorists had hijacked a commercial airliner and flown it to the desert somewhere in the Middle East.

Terror in the Texas Capitol

Martha Burk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The Lone Star State attack on women was just the latest in what is looking more and more like the new McCarthyism. It's a simple formula. If women speak up for their rights, label them nazis and terrorists -- and if you can get other women to do it, so much the better.

Movie Review: White House Down

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Antoine Fuqua's March release, Roland Emmerich's White House Down is a Die Hard clone, about a well-intended and highly skilled former military and law man who just happens to be the only one in the position to foil the terrorists doing the attacking.

Two Men Charged With Conspiracy To Provide Support To Terrorists

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal authorities accused two upstate New York men Wednesday of assembling a portable X-ray weapon that they intended to use to...

Waiting 90 Days for Imminent Death

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.

FBI Used Secret Law To Obtain Secret Evidence On Accused Terrorists: Report

Reuters | John Shiffman, Kristina Cooke and Mark Hosenball | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 a...

Beneath the Soil

Aanya Niaz | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Aanya Niaz

If foreigners are seen participating in this much-needed charitable work, terrorists don't just act out on them. They bomb the school and carry off more explosions inside the country to send their message: We don't want you. The rest of Pakistan, well, they are seen as helpless.

Terrorism... Again: Old Threats, Alternative Solutions

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Edit Schlaffer

Western anti-Muslim sentiment needs to be balanced by Muslims voicing their determination to confront the Islamist threat and expose the abuses of Islam by a small minority of extremists.

Maher: Why Are We So Afraid Of 'F*ck-Up' Terrorists?

Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher ended Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant on America's reaction to the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombi...

To Defend a Terrorist: Reflections on Reid, Tsarnaev and How I Got From There to Here

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

In my last life, I worked as a federal public defender in Boston and had the occasion to represent Richard Reid, the failed or would-be shoe-bomber.

Federal Courts Should be Venue of Choice to Prosecute Terrorists Captured in U.S.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Holding American citizens who have been arrested on U.S. soil in indefinite military detention is absolutely incompatible with our values. I believe military detention is not only unconstitutional, but has also proven ineffective at achieving justice and gaining intelligence.

Jihad, Crusade And Our Marathon Race Against The Neuron Bomb

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

I hate to break ranks with my liberal brethren, but there is a clear pattern in the mass killings that this country has suffered over the past 10 years. If, as the evidence strongly indicates, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the mayhem in Boston, then that pattern extends right up to the moment.

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

How Boston Tragedy Highlights the Importance of Public Services

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Public courage notwithstanding, it is also important to recognize that no tragedy like this could have been addressed or people's lives saved without a massive concerted effort by the first responders: the police, the paramedics, the firemen, the doctors, the nurses, and eventually, the national guard.

What I Will Tell My Unborn Child About the Boston Bombings

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Natalie Thomas

Eventually, when she's old enough, I'll tell her about that dreaded day in Boston. But my focus will be on the citizens, runners, emergency workers and bystanders -- all everyday heroes, who made (and make) Boston an amazing place to call home.

With the Boston Bombing, Fear Returns

Anne Taylor Fleming | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Anne Taylor Fleming

We have so many questions now and not a lot of answers. We are the can-do guys, tall in the saddle, ready to fight for freedom. But this enemy is shadowy, popping up here and there -- this time in the middle of a bright spring day on the streets of Boston. Where next?