Byron York: Who are the 300 terrorists held in U.S. prisons? – Washington Examiner

“The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges,” writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar […]

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 […]

Google Goes Jihad

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The search engine giant kowtows to Islamic supremacists.

The Obama administration has ways of making terrorists not talk. – WSJ.com

The failed terrorist attack aboard Northwest Flight 253 is proving to be highly educational, not least about the Obama Administration and its pre-September 11 antiterror worldview. Yesterday, the White House reversed itself on repatriating Guantanamo detainees to chaotic Yemen, a step in the right direction. Now if it would only revisit its Ramzi Yousef standard […]

Andy McCarthy: Moussaoui Conviction Upheld – The Corner

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Enthusiasts of the law-enforcement approach to terrorism will undoubtedly claim this development as more evidence that their strategy works. To the contrary, I have argued several times see, e.g., here and here that we dodged a bullet […]

“Honor” Horror In England – by Stephen Brown

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Father convicted in 15-year old daughter’s disappearance ten years ago.

Ross Douthat: Prisons of Our Own Making – NYTimes.com

If you’re a governor with presidential aspirations, you should never, under any circumstances, pardon a convict or reduce a sentence. That’s the lesson everyone seems to have drawn from the dreadful case of Maurice Clemmons, an Arkansas native who murdered four Lakewood, Wash., police officers over Thanksgiving weekend — nine years after Mike Huckabee, then […]

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 […]