Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President

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  Click here to view the full Mahmoud Abbas profile. Excerpts from the Mahmoud Abbas profile: In the mid-1950s Abbas became involved in underground Palestinian politics, and joined a number of exiled Palestinians in Qatar. While there, he recruited numerous people who would become key figures in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and was one of the […]

Daniel Henninger: An Obama-GOP Entente on Terror – WSJ.com

After Barack Obama won the election, several Bush appointees running the war on terror came by our offices to sum up. On each visit, one point recurred: Coming into this world from the outside, they soon realized the scale of responsibility was larger than anything they had imagined. If the Hasan massacre at Fort Hood […]

Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  Excerpt from the Council on American-Islamic Relations profile: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and […]

CIA bomber’s wife says war must go on against US – AP

he Turkish wife of a Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan says her husband was outraged over the treatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Defne Bayrak, the wife of bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, said in an interview with […]

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News

Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

The Yemeni Koran – by Jamie Glazov

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Explosive ramifications result from new evidence revealing the Muslim holy book has undergone a textual evolution.

Harold Koh

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For the entire Harold Koh profile, click here. Selected highlights from the Harold Koh profile: Born in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1954, Harold Hongju Koh is an attorney of Korean-American heritage…. In 2009 President Barack Obama nominated him to be the Legal Advisor to the U.S. State Department. Koh is an advocate of transnationalism, a concept that argues in […]