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 […]