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Published: 04/21/11

Big Bomb Found Near Indonesia Church; 19 Arrested

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Big Bomb Found Near Indonesia Church; 19 Arrested

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Senior security minister Djoko Suyanto said he believed Islamic militants had been plotting an attack outside of the capital during Good Friday celebrations. "The army and police are under high alert," he told reporters after attending a meeting chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. "We want to guarantee safety." Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, was thrust onto the front lines in the battle against extremists in 2002 after al-Qaida-linked militants attacked two nightclubs on Bali island, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists. The...

Published: 04/19/11

Libya Rebels Raise Concern About Islamic Extremism

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Libya Rebels Raise Concern About Islamic Extremism

AJDABIYA, Libya - Abdel-Moneim Mokhtar was ambushed and killed by Moammar Gadhafi's troops last week on a dusty road in eastern Libya - the end of a journey that saw him fight as a jihadi in Afghanistan and then return home where he died alongside NATO-backed rebels trying to oust the longtime authoritarian leader. In describing Mokhtar's death on Friday, Gadhafi's government said he was a member of al-Qaida - part of an ongoing attempt to link the rebels to Osama bin Laden's group. Four years ago, al-Qaida said it had allied itself with the Libyan Islamic Fighters Group - of which Mokhtar wa...

Published: 04/4/11

Captured Teen Bomber in Pakistan Vows Attacks

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Captured Teen Bomber in Pakistan Vows Attacks

MULTAN, Pakistan -- His accomplices brought carnage to a Sufi shrine, but the 14-year-old suicide bomber who was captured after his explosives failed to detonate was unrepentant. "Let me go, I want to be a martyr," he said as he was being led away, according to police officer Khalid Mahmood. "I want to send all you policemen to hell!" The boy, identified as Fida Hussain, was arrested at the shrine in central Pakistan shortly after Sunday's twin suicide blasts, which killed 42 people and wounded 100 others. The complex close to Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan was crowded with thousands of...

Published: 03/28/11

Islamist Militants Ambush Pakistani Convoy, 11 Dead

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Islamist Militants Ambush Pakistani Convoy, 11 Dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Islamist militants ambushed a convoy of Pakistani troops traveling close to the Afghan border on Monday, killing 11 of them in an unusually bloody attack, a government official said. The dead included a colonel and a captain in the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary unit that is being trained by a small contingent of American special forces soldiers. Khyber government official Iqbal Khan said the convoy was returning from a mission in three vehicles when it was attacked not far from the main northwestern city of Peshawar. He said several of the attackers were killed, but ga...

Published: 02/24/11

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari: What We Know So Far About the Saudi Terror Suspect in Texas

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari: What We Know So Far About the Saudi Terror Suspect in Texas

FBI officials in Texas have arrested a Saudi Arabian citizen suspected of plotting a terrorist attack using explosive chemicals he purchased over the Internet. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old chemical engineering student at South Plains College near Lubbock, Texas, was detained late Tuesday and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He is expected to appear in federal court in Lubbock on Friday. Check out a video report from The Associated Press: Here's what is known about the suspect thus far: Aldawsari is legally in the U.S. on a student visa. ...

Published: 02/3/11

Opinion: Will Egyptians Ever Like Us?

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Opinion: Will Egyptians Ever Like Us?

Except for Hosni Mubarak and his throng of increasingly violent supporters in Cairo, it seems just about everyone's cheering the uprising in Egypt. But while the events in Egypt may ultimately be good for Egyptians, they seriously complicate our relations with the country. After all, the more representative Egypt's government is of its people, the less likely it's going to be very friendly to the U.S. A Pew Global Attitudes poll from June showed just how little regard Egyptians have for the United States and our ways. According to that poll, a mere 17 percent of Egyptians view the U.S. favo...

Published: 02/1/11

After Egypt's Mubarak: The Muslim Brotherhood

By  David Wood - Politics Daily
After Egypt's Mubarak: The Muslim Brotherhood

After President Hosni Mubarak leaves office, Egypt plunges into an uncharted future. There is no clear path for new leadership, no political mechanisms to channel the energy of the streets, and no experience of political action in the decades the country has been under emergency rule. Between the teetering government and the chaotic crowds is the one organization with the heft, popularity and influence to dominate the tumult. In Egypt and beyond, its name -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- evokes either hope or fear. It is a secretive Islamist organization that has raised troops to fight Israel, c...

Published: 01/23/11

Egypt Blames Militant Group in Gaza for Deadly Church Attack

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Egypt Blames Militant Group in Gaza for Deadly Church Attack

CAIRO -- An al-Qaida-linked group in Gaza was behind the New Year's Day suicide bombing that killed at least 21 Christians and wounded about a hundred outside a church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, the country's interior minister announced Sunday. Habib al-Adly said "conclusive evidence" showed that the shadowy, Gaza-based Army of Islam was behind the planning and execution of the attack, which sparked three days of Christian rioting in Cairo and several other cities. It was the deadliest attack against Christians in Egypt in more than a decade. He also suggested that the gro...

Published: 01/20/11

US Goes After Pakistani Who Recruits Child Suicide Bombers

By  Joseph Schuman - AOL News
US Goes After Pakistani Who Recruits Child Suicide Bombers

Reports of Qari Hussain's death were apparently premature. The senior lieutenant of the Pakistani Taliban reportedly had been killed in October but was formally designated as a foreign terrorist today by the Obama administration. The administration moved to block all financing for Hussain and accused him of training and organizing the Pakistani Taliban's suicide bombers and recruiting children for such attacks. AFP / Getty Images Qari Hussain, senior lieutenant of the Pakistani Taliban, is shown in an announcement in a Pakistani newspaper. The Obama administration formally design...

Published: 01/6/11

Suspected Killer of Pakistani Governor Spoke Openly of Plans

By  Hugh Collins - AOL News
Suspected Killer of Pakistani Governor Spoke Openly of Plans

The police officer accused of assassinating Pakistani governor Salman Taseer reportedly spoke to other police about his plans and had previously been identified as a security risk. Malik Mumtaz Qadri is accused of shooting Taseer, governor of Punjab province, in Islamabad on Tuesday. Qadri, who was part of Taseer's security detail, said afterward that he was angered by Taseer's work to loosen the country's blasphemy laws, according to media reports. Police suspect 12 people, including six police officers, of abetting the crime by failing to stop the shooting. Qadri had previously been remove...

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