Latest Al-Qaeda Stories

2009-06-16 09:29:00

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In Playboy.com's "The Chilling Effect," investigative journalist Peter Lance exclusively discusses how his book, Triple Cross: How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI, drew the ire of Patrick Fitzgerald, the most formidable prosecutor in the United States, and how Fitzgerald tried to kill the paperback edition. The book (Harper; Trade Paperback; On sale: June 16, 2009; $16.99) uncovers the story of how Ali Mohamed, a...

2009-06-04 06:25:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Apostate Theory" (published by AuthorHouse), the new book from Mr. Pat, takes a look at how the election of a U.S. President with Muslim heritage has given Islamic extremism the recruitment tool to expand its ranks. The activity of radical Islam has been in the American crosshairs since the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 and yet, little progress has been made in abating the threat of terrorism. Most recently, Pakistan has become the central focus...

2009-05-28 10:34:00

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rusty Humphries, the host of the nationally syndicated "The Rusty Humphries Show" on Talk Radio Network, has been threatened with murder by online Islamists linked with pro-al Qaeda groups, reports Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily.com At a Google-hosted blog entitled "The Jew Report," an online commentator who calls himself "Musab" posted a picture of Humphries, along with a caption labeling him a "Fat descusting [sic] pig." The posting...

2009-04-19 12:40:00

COVER: The Anti-Obama (Asia edition). Shortly after Barack Obama's election last fall, a banner appeared in Lucknow, India, reading: OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. NOW IT IS TIME FOR MAYAWATI TO BE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA. Mayawati is Uttar Pradesh's chief minister, but now she is gunning for a bigger job. With national elections beginning this month, her supporters are trying to position her as India's answer to America's youthful black president, reports Special Correspondent Jeremy Kahn....

2009-04-17 07:55:00

The 21st century has ushered in a new breed of terrorists; technologically savvy and capable of adeptly using the internet to recruit, network and plan with other members worldwide.  But as national security authorities struggle to stay on top of the technological curve and a step ahead of the terror groups, they must also remain sensitive to individual rights, said speakers at an international conference on Thursday. "Information technology and particularly the Internet has become a...

2009-03-27 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in support of President Obama's new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan: "I support President Obama's comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President's plan is the result of a detailed study and is wisely centered on dismantling al Qaeda and denying safe havens in both Afghanistan and Pakistan to those who would attack the United States. This strategy recognizes a...

2009-03-01 10:18:00

Fareed Zakaria Writes, "It is crucial that we adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward radical Islam" Not All Islamic Fundamentalists Support Jihad or are Potential Terrorists NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the March 9 Newsweek cover, "Radical Islam Is a Fact of Life. How to Live With It" (on newsstands Monday, March 2), Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria argues that radical Islam is a fact of life, which we must learn to deal with. He emphatically does not say that we...

2009-02-26 09:23:00

America's strategy has inadvertently aided Bin Laden's, and more terrorist strikes will almost certainly lead to even greater mistakes WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's involvement in unwinnable wars is making future 9-11s more likely. This is the claim of author David J. Williams in his essay, The Next Generation of Warfare: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century. If he's right, the central challenge President Obama faces is to avoid the trap of an endless...

2009-02-07 15:49:10

An opening to be the caretaker of Hamilton Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has attracted interest from a fake Osama bin Laden. In a 30-second spoof video on YouTube, the pretend al-Qaida leader explained why he is the best man for the job, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. In the subtitled video, bin Laden tells of his love of the outdoors and sandy areas, being good at delegating and having experience organizing large-scale events. The newspaper said more than 10,000 people...

2009-02-05 17:28:05

Australian state Queensland's YouTube-based search for an island caretaker has yielded a video application from a man claiming to be Osama bin Laden. Tourism Queensland is accepting applications via the video sharing Web site for the six-month position of Hamilton Island caretaker, which pays nearly $100,000, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday. The bin Laden application features video of the al-Qaida mastermind with subtitles citing the terrorist leader's familiarity with sandy areas...

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