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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: 07/29/09

Lubna Hussein, Standing Up to Sudanese Law on Who Wears the Pants

By  Alex Wagner - Politics Daily
Lubna Hussein, Standing Up to Sudanese Law on Who Wears the Pants

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made abundantly clear his views on head scarves and burqas, but if you thought we were through the contentious collision of Islamic law and modern fashion, we're not. On Tuesday, a Sudanese court heard the case against U.N. worker Lubna Hussein, who was taken into police custody with 10 other women, all accused of violating Article 152 of Sudanese law, which prohibits women from wearing pants in public. Islamic law governs much of Sudan, and if found in violation of Article 152, Hussein faces up to 40 lashes....


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