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2011-06-06 19:51:13

New study argues that female suicide bombing is a political and military tactic, not a religious act Terrorist groups bend the rules of 'true' Islam to justify the use of female suicide bombers, according to Margaret Gonzalez-Perez from Southeastern Louisiana University in the US. Her paper traces the development of radical Islamic doctrine over time, highlights how it deviates from mainstream Islam, and identifies the building blocks that have culminated in Jihadi female suicide bombers....

2010-11-17 14:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Investigative Project on Terrorism: Two leaders of an Islamist organization, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), are scheduled to lecture Southern California law enforcement officials Monday about radicalization despite a history of opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Salam al-Marayati and Edina Lekovic will join high-ranking officials from all law enforcement agencies from Greater Los...

2006-05-26 06:38:31

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A senior Islamic Jihad official died in hospital on Friday, hours after he was wounded in a bombing in south Lebanon, his group and medical sources said.

2006-05-26 03:49:31

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded a senior Islamic Jihad official and killed his brother in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said. It was not immediately clear who targeted the official Mahmoud Majzoub, known as Abu Hamze, and his brother Nidal -- also an Islamic Jihad member -- but an Israeli military source said he was not aware of any involvement by Israel. Islamic Jihad is the main...

2006-05-26 03:34:37

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A senior Islamic Jihad official was wounded in a blast in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday and his brother was killed, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said. It was not immediately clear who targeted the official Mahmoud Majzoub, known as Abu Hamze, and his brother Nidal but an Israeli military source was not aware of any activity or involvement by Israel at this time. The explosion went off when the men, who...

2006-05-24 11:51:11

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A co-defendant who was acquitted of all charges in the Florida terrorism trial of ex-college professor Sami al-Arian has been deported to the Palestinian territories, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. Federal agents took Sameeh Hammoudeh from a prison near Tampa on Monday and escorted him to Ramallah in the West Bank. He had agreed to be deported after pleading guilty to a separate tax fraud charge. Hammoudeh's wife and six children were...

2006-05-01 09:14:12

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida University professor Sami al-Arian was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on Monday for aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. U.S. District Judge James Moody sentenced al-Arian to the maximum 57 months in prison but gave him credit for 38 months he has already served. He will have to serve the balance, 19 months, before being deported, prosecutors said. Al-Arian, 48, was arrested in February 2003 on charges he gave money...

2006-05-01 10:29:08

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on Monday for aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. U.S. District Judge James Moody sentenced al-Arian to the maximum 57 months in prison but gave him credit for 38 months he has already served. He will have to serve the balance, 19 months, before being deported, prosecutors said. Al-Arian, 48, was arrested in February 2003 on...

2006-05-01 08:48:05

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida University professor Sami al-Arian was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on Monday, after which he will be deported for helping the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. U.S. District Judge James Moody sentenced al-Arian to the maximum 57 months in prison but gave him credit for 38 months he has already served. He will serve the balance, 19 months, before being deported. Al-Arian, 48, was arrested in February, 2003 on charges he...

2006-04-17 16:50:04

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian has pleaded guilty to aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and agreed to be deported, U.S. officials said on Monday. Al-Arian and three co-defendants were charged in 2003 with helping the group carry out attacks in Israel. In December, a federal jury in Tampa found al-Arian not guilty on eight charges and failed to reach a verdict on nine others after a six-month trial. Prosecutors,...


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