Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Freedom To Provoke

Propagandists like Pamela Geller are intent on convincing Americans that not only extremists but Islam itself and Arabs everywhere are enemies of the U.S.

May 13, 2015
Extremists worry the Balkans, Europe's Muslim heartland

Extremists Worry The Balkans, Europe’s Muslim Heartland

Even as Balkan men fight in Syria and Iraq, mostly with the Islamic State, fundamentalists at home are intensifying attacks on the legitimacy of the liberal version of Islam that’s evolved in the Balkans over centuries.

May 2, 2015
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White House: Two Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed In U.S. Operation

The White House said Thursday that a U.S. operation in January against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

April 23, 2015
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Yemen Faces Power Vacuum After President Quits

Learn more about the volatile situation in Yemen.

January 23, 2015
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In New Book, Guantanamo Inmate Describes Beatings, Death Threats, And Mock Execution

One of Guantanamo’s longest-held prisoners shares his experience in a new book.

January 20, 2015
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Useful Idiots: Why The Violent Extremists Welcome Attacks On Islam

Extremists can only be grateful when anti-Muslim propaganda, repeated constantly in right-wing publications and broadcasts, casts them as the defenders of Islam.

January 15, 2015
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What Lies Ahead For The U.S. In Afghanistan, Iraq

Everything you need to know about America’s future in Afghanistan.

December 29, 2014
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The Senate Torture Report: Crimes Without Punishment

The CIA broke international law and American values. How can the nation hold torturers accountable?

December 10, 2014
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Islamic State Considered An Interloper By Larger Militant Groups

The Islamic State is struggling to gain support among fellow extremists.

December 1, 2014
Detention at Guantanamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

Detention At Guantanamo Grinds On: 13 years And Counting, 148 Captives Remain

American use of the world’s most expensive prison still has no end in sight.

November 20, 2014
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Obama Admits U.S. Underestimated IS, As Air Strikes Intensify

Islamic State militants release a message in response to the air raids launched on Syria.

September 29, 2014
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U.S. Can’t Confirm Death Of Khorasan Group Leader: Rice

The U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice says that it is possible that the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes killed Kohrasan’s alleged leader and long-standing al-Qaeda operative Muhsin al-Fadhi.

September 24, 2014
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Bin Laden Son-In-Law Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law received the maximum sentence from Judge Lewis Kaplan, who said that the defendant failed to show remorse for the September 11th attacks.

September 23, 2014
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Khorasan Group Was Planning ‘Major’ Attack: Pentagon

Air strikes from the U.S. and allied forces not only targeted the Islamic State, but also Al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group, which was reportedly on the verge of executing “major attacks” against the West.

September 23, 2014
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ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

Within minutes after President Obama concluded his strong and sensible address explaining how he intends to destroy ISIS, the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization, Republicans popped up on television like political snipers. He should have kept a “residual force” in Iraq, complained Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and he is to blame for ISIS advances. He […]

September 11, 2014
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Dick Cheney Lectures Obama On Islamic State

Washington (AFP) — He spent eight years bending the ear of George W. Bush. On Wednesday, former vice president Dick Cheney sought to advise another U.S. leader, this time over how to contend with violent jihadists. In a Washington speech, Cheney, an architect of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, criticized a “disengaged” President […]

September 10, 2014
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U.S. Journalist, Home From Hostage Ordeal, Gives Thanks

Boston (AFP) – A U.S. journalist taken hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity Wednesday, saying he was “just overwhelmed with emotion.” Peter Theo Curtis, 45, made a brief statement to reporters outside his mother Nancy Curtis’s house in Cambridge, Massachusets, the morning after his […]

August 27, 2014
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Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad’s most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought to preserve. “We are prepared […]

July 21, 2014
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Benghazi: What New Details Reveal About The ‘Scandal’ — And Its Promoters

In the years since the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, his aide Sean Smith and CIA officers Tyrone Smith and Glen Doherty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, President Obama’s congressional critics have complained long and loudly about his failure to apprehend the perpetrators immediately. Republican experts like Ted Cruz and Darrell Issa, […]

June 20, 2014
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At Least 15 Dead As Islamists Strike Again On Kenyan Coast

Mpeketoni (Kenya) (AFP) – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its […]

June 17, 2014
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Police, Army Flee As al-Qaeda Group Seizes Iraq’s Second Largest City

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff ISTANBUL — Iraqi police and army forces abandoned much of the northern city of Mosul Tuesday after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria seized control of key government buildings late Monday night, leaving the central government’s control of northern Iraq in grave doubt. Residents told local […]

June 10, 2014
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Al-Qaida Rebels Strike Syrian Town Seeking Access To Iraq, Oil

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — A rogue al-Qaida offshoot Thursday shocked its rivals in the Syrian rebellion with a surprise offensive in far southeastern Syria, in an attempt to take control of a strategic border crossing with Iraq as well as rebel-held oilfields in the area. Residents and rebel commanders in the Syrian […]

April 10, 2014
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More Than 150,000 Killed In Syria Conflict: NGO

Beirut (AFP) — More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of 150,344 people, 51,212 of them civilians, including nearly 7,985 children. The group […]

April 1, 2014
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Bin Laden Son-In-Law Found Guilty On U.S. Terror Charges

New York (AFP) – A New York jury on Tuesday found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists over his role as Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002. Suleiman Abu Ghaith whose three-week trial has been the most high-profile Al-Qaeda case to reach a U.S. federal court, now faces life behind […]

March 26, 2014
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Presumed 9/11 Mastermind Rejects Claims About Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The self-proclaimed architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks says a former al-Qaeda spokesman on trial in New York may have been “an eloquent, spell-binding speaker” who urged attacks on America, but he was not the high-level terrorist that prosecutors allege. In fact, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, […]

March 17, 2014
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