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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: 02/3/11

Opinion: Will Egyptians Ever Like Us?

By  J.D. Gordon - AOL News
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: 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: 11/28/10

Mohamed Osman Mohamud: What Made Him Hate?

By  Carl M. Cannon - Politics Daily
Mohamed Osman Mohamud: What Made Him Hate?

Once again, the troubling question arises: How can someone come to these shores, accept the hospitality and bounty of a new country, swear fealty to its people and Constitution, then plan to commit mass murder in the name of religion? And once again, leaders of a local mosque – this time in Portland, Oregon – warily attempt to reassure their fellow Americans that one disturbed and dangerous young Muslim does not speak for their community. The alleged plot interrupted by the FBI was shocking even in an age in which we have become inured to indiscriminate terror: Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-yea...

Published: 11/14/10

British General: Military Can't Defeat al-Qaida

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British General: Military Can't Defeat al-Qaida

(Nov. 14) -- The head of Britain's military said that the West cannot defeat al-Qaida and militant Islam on the battlefield. Gen. Sir David Richards, who took over as the U.K. Chief of the Defense Staff at the start of this month, said that the West should strive instead to "contain" militant Islam through education and development. "In conventional war, defeat and victory is very clear cut and is symbolized by troops marching into another nation's capital," Richards said in an interview published today in The Sunday Telegraph. Jeff Overs, BBC / Getty Images British Gen. Sir David Richard...

Published: 11/5/10

US-Based Jihadist Website Calls for Murder of British Politicians

By  Theunis Bates - AOL News
US-Based Jihadist Website Calls for Murder of British Politicians

LONDON (Nov. 5) -- A hit list of British politicians who supported the Iraq war has been removed from a U.S.-based Islamist website after the British government called on American officials to take action. RevolutionMuslim.com posted details of the 395 serving and former members of Parliament who voted in favor of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and called for Muslims to "raise the knife of jihad against those who voted for the countless rapes, murders, pillages and torture of Muslim civilians as a direct consequence of their vote." The politicians' names were followed by dozens of quotes from the ...

Published: 10/26/10

NY-Born Man Arrested in Hawaii in Terror Case

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NY-Born Man Arrested in Hawaii in Terror Case

NEW YORK (Oct.26) -- A New York City-born man was ordered to return from Hawaii where he was arrested on charges he tried to join the U.S. military at a Times Square recruiting station so he could be deployed to Iraq, desert and fight with anti-American insurgency forces. Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, 21, was charged with making false statements in the midst of a New York-based terrorism investigation, authorities said Monday. A U.S. Department of Justice news release said Shehadeh was arrested Friday in Honolulu. A judge there ordered him on Monday to return to Brooklyn to face charges. It was unc...

Published: 10/19/10

Report: Pakistani Spies Aided Mumbai Attacks

By  Theunis Bates - AOL News
Report: Pakistani Spies Aided Mumbai Attacks

(Oct. 19) -- Pakistan's leading spy agency was deeply involved in the planning of the November 2008 terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, according to a leaked Indian government document that details the interrogation of a U.S. citizen convicted in connection with the bloodbath. The information was gleaned from Pakistani-American David Headley during 34 hours of questioning by Indian investigators in June. Headley is facing life in prison in the U.S. after pleading guilty this year to surveying targets ahead of the attack. Verna Sadock, AP In this Dec. 9, 2009, courtroom drawing, ...

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