The Roots of Muslim Radicalism

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How does Islamic integration, or lack thereof, influence terrorism?

Iraq’s ‘Chemical Ali’ gets 4th death sentence – AP

Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on Sunday for ordering the gassing of Kurds in 1988, killing more than 5,000 in an air raid thought to be the worst single attack of its kind on civilians. It was Ali Hassan al-Majid’s fourth death sentence for crimes against […]

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

Bomb kills Iran nuclear physicist tied to Mousavi – AP

TEHRAN, Iran – A nuclear physics professor who publicly backed Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the disputed June presidential election was killed Tuesday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle blew up outside his home. The blast, apparently set off by a remote trigger, left a puzzling mix of clues about why a 50-year-old researcher with […]

While Europe Sneered – by Bruce Bawer

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Kurt Westergaard and other brave critics of Islamic fanaticism continue to fend for themselves.

Sessions: Jihadi rehab tied to terror – POLITICO.com

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing Attorney General Eric Holder to explore links between a jihadist rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia and Yemeni extremists linked to the failed Christmas Day terror plot. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday rereleased a letter he sent last month to Holder demanding that the Department […]

The Terrorists’ Best Weapon: Intelligence Failures – by Ryan Mauro

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Almost a decade after 9/11, information to stop al-Qaeda is still stalled.

Battleground Yemen – by Ryan Mauro

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The War on Terror turns towards two insurgencies on the Arabian Peninsula.

Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric – AP

Huge crowds of Iranians turned out for the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy Shi’ite city of Qom on Monday and some chanted anti-government slogans, websites reported.Montazeri, who died late on Saturday aged 87, was viewed as the spiritual patron of a pro-reform opposition movement that blossomed after […]

Neal Ungerleider: Saudi Arabia to execute TV psychic, Falafel Mafia

In the United States, television psychics are merely mocked. In Saudi Arabia, they are executed. The Saudi Arabian government is planning to execute Lebanese television psychic Ali Sibat. Sibat was found guilty of witchcraft by a Saudi court in November, a crime which carries the death sentence. It appears that Sibat was targeted for arrest […]