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2009-01-22 15:12:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barack Obama has just signed an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, but many controversies remain over how to proceed, how long that process should take, and what should happen to current and future detainees. In a new policy brief from The Century Foundation, Guantanamo and Beyond: What to Do about Detentions, Trials, and the "Global War" Paradigm, Stephen J. Schulhofer, the Robert B. McKay Professor of Law at New...

2009-01-21 20:55:36

Marginalized groups -- such as mentally ill, the disabled and ethnic minorities -- experience greater terrorism-related fears, U.S. researchers said. University of California, Los Angeles, researchers and colleagues has found that they also experience greater terrorism-related fears and make more behavioral changes based on those fears -- such as avoiding certain activities -- than others. These groups also tend to overestimate the threat of terrorism, perceiving the risk as high even when...

2008-12-18 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has launched a new website - Jihad & Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) - that monitors Islamist terrorism around the world as well as threats posed by independent and state-sponsored terror organizations. The site is a subscription service that will monitor strategic, tactical, ideological, military and conventional and non-conventional threats to public safety and security, both imminent and...

2008-12-16 12:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- David Rubin, author of "God, Israel, & Shiloh: Returning To The Land" (http://www.GodIsraelShiloh.com) and founder of the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund (http://www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org), will speak at the 2009 International Christian Prayer and Action Dinner for Israel on Feb. 9, along with Michael Little, president and chief executive officer of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate...

2008-09-15 06:00:18

[From ABC Radio National's "PM" programme] The lawyer for the Muslim cleric convicted in Australia's longest terrorism trial has complemented the jury. Remy Van de Weil QC, who represented Abdul Nacer Benbrika, said in remarks carried by Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio: "This jury has worked incredibly hard. They have applied themselves from day one to the task, and the fact that they have done that has ensured that some people have been acquitted on what I would have thought...

2008-09-15 06:00:18

Text of report by News Corp-owned Australian general news daily Courier-Mail website on 15 September [by Peter Veness] 15 September: The prosecution of Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika and five of his followers on terrorism charges was the most successful of its kind, federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland says A Victorian Supreme Court jury today found Benbrika, 48, of the Melbourne suburb of Dallas, guilty of intentionally directing the activities of a terrorist organization and...

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2008-09-11 14:30:00

On the seventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks, what is the nature of the terrorist threat against the United States and other nations of the world and how should the next President address that threat upon taking office in January 2009? These questions are at the center of a special volume of The Annals edited by Richard A. Clarke, as well as in a series of interviews with terrorism experts featured in the volume conducted by Philadelphia Inquirer foreign policy columnist Trudy...

2008-08-30 09:00:38

Text of report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 28 August Perpetuating the state of threat and fear of terrorism has become an essential need in some Western countries. Although these countries enacted laws allowing the government to spy on the people and to arrest and detain them without trial as is done by the emergency systems in the developing countries, these laws have excluded the media. In the last three years, Western media resorted to functioning in the old way. It was...

2008-08-28 15:00:46

By Tom Long What's worse than a thriller with no thrills? A thriller that puts you to sleep. Flat and just plain boring most of the time, "Traitor" wastes some fine actors -- Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels and Said Taghmaoui -- and a topical story, finding no sparks in what should be an incendiary tale of terrorism. This is one of those films where it's hard to pinpoint what doesn't work, simply because everything doesn't work. And the blame has to fall on writer-director Jeffrey...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Gretchen Murray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Aug. 1--TRAVERSE CITY -- Filmmakers whose movies captured life and war in Iraq shared their insights with a Traverse City audience. An eight-member panel of documentary filmmakers gathered Thursday during the Traverse City Film Festival to sound off on the topic "Who Are These Terrorists, and Why Do They Make Movies?" But a packed audience at the City Opera House gleaned more than just a look into the mind of Middle East...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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