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Published: 04/26/10

Video Shows Accused Christmas Day Bomber Training

By  not in system - AOL News
Video Shows Accused Christmas Day Bomber Training

WASHINGTON (April 26) -- A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obtained and broadcast Monday by "ABC World News," shows the 23-year-old Nigerian firing weapons and speaking in Arabic about his impending attack. He is shown reading from the Quran and saying, "God said those who punish you must be punished." A U.S. intelligence official said Monday that the preliminary judgment is that it is Abdulmutallab in the video and the footage is consistent with the understanding that he was in training. It is not...

Published: 02/20/10

Nearly Two-Thirds Back Reading Plane Bomber His Miranda Rights

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Nearly Two-Thirds Back Reading Plane Bomber His Miranda Rights

The Obama administration's handling of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the al-Qaeda-directed Nigerian who tried to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has been a political football for weeks, with Republicans and others criticizing the decision to try him in a criminal court rather than as an "enemy combatant" before a military tribunal, and also for reading him his Miranda rights as would be done for ordinary American citizens. But a substantial majority of Americans -- 65 percent to 33 percent -- believe that it was the correct action for the FBI to read him those rights, including the right t...

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Published: 02/3/10

Are Female Suicide Bombers the Wave of the Future?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Are Female Suicide Bombers the Wave of the Future?

In the aftermath of the Christmas Day bomb plot, Western countries are beefing up security to combat terrorism at airports and universities. Mounting evidence suggests that, as they do this, they should pay particular attention to one group of people who've so far flown under the radar: women....

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Published: 01/19/10

Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

LONDON -- In the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt, our nation is once again grappling with how best to protect itself against terrorist attacks. So far, the U.S. government has been directing its resources towards things like airport security and strengthening the government in Yemen, a new hotbed for al-Qaeda. But it's worth asking whether we'd be better served by focusing on what goes on inside universities....

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