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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....

Published: 11/18/09

No Spike in Concern About Islamic Extremism After Fort Hood

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
No Spike in Concern About Islamic Extremism After Fort Hood

Fifty-two percent of Americans say they are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism in the U.S. However, fears that the shootings at Fort Hood would further stoke this sentiment appear to be unrealized as that number is only modestly higher than 2007, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted Nov. 12-15 after the Army base incident. In addition to the 52 percent who described themselves as "very concerned," 27 percent said they were somewhat concerned while 18 percent were not very or at all concerned, with 3 percent expressing no opinion. The numbers in November 2007 were 4...


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