4/9/2009 | News | James Zumwalt
In February 1998, a little known terrorist declared war against the U.S. The threat he made generated hardly a blip on the media’s radar screen. But on 9/11, America learned who Osama bin Laden was and that his declaration of war had been no idle threat. It is against this backdrop we must now examine a new threat made against the U.S.: “Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world.”
4/2/2009 | News | Jeff Jacoby
Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and head of the Freedom Party. In 2008 he released "Fitna," a controversial film about the Koran and jihadist violence. Wilders was condemned as an anti-Muslim agitator but also hailed as a defender of Western values and free speech. In January, a Dutch court ordered Wilders prosecuted for allegedly inciting hatred against Islam. Last month he was invited to screen "Fitna" at Westminster, but the British government barred him from entering the country. He was recently interviewed by Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, who prepared these edited excerpts (click on link.
4/2/2009 | News | Clare M. Lopez
A complex network of individuals and organizations with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran is pressing forward in seeming synchrony to influence the new U.S. administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. Spearheaded by a de facto partnership between the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other organizations serving as mouthpieces for the mullahs’ party line, the network includes well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world.
3/23/2009 | News | Philip Johnston
The British Government is reluctant to call the threat Islamist and prefers to refer to it as "international terrorism". It clearly has an international dimension, but most of the 80 or so people convicted and jailed in Britian for terrorist offences in the past three years or so are British or have lived there – as, indeed, were the perpetrators of the July 7 atrocities in 2005.
3/23/2009 | News | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
U.S. military analysts and officers have advised increasing the size of the Afghan National Army to as many as 250,000 troops from less than 90,000, and the police to as many as 140,000 from fewer than 80,000, said Ken Katzman, senior Afghan specialist at the Congressional Research Service in Washington.
3/13/2009 | News | Nina Shea
What do textbooks used in the Islamic Saudi Academy in northern Virginia teach? Are Muslim students in the United States being encouraged to break American laws? What the Islamic Saudi Academy teaches is important. This Saudi government entity in our midst is now educating some 1,000 students and has said that its mission is to be “the premier educational institution” for the American Muslim community.
2/16/2009 | News |
Muzzammil Hassan, who founded Bridges TV in November 2004 to counter anti-Islam stereotypes, surrendered to police Thursday after wife, who had filed for divorce, was found beheaded.
2/16/2009 | News |
Islamic Law to Be Imposed in Parts of Pakistan.
2/13/2009 | News | International Free Press Society
Dutch parliamentarian barred from entering the UK. Chilling effect expected on free speech there.
2/13/2009 | News |
A female suicide bomber attacked a tent filled with women and children resting from a pilgrimage to a Shiite holy city south of Baghdad on Friday, killing 40 people and injuring 60 others, said officials. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq this year and the third straight day of bombings against Shiite pilgrims.