Bomb, ‘Library’ Blast Sites
September 24, 2008
Atif, the alleged militant killed in last Friday’s encounter in Jamia Nagar, had formulated a unique code language to plan and execute the serial blasts on September 13, say police sources. In their code, the blast sites were called “library”, Special Cell officials revealed, following interrogation of the five suspected militants.
Islamabad Bombing I: Brute Force Tactics
In the span of week, there were two attacks against hard targets, the September 17 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, and Saturday’s strike on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates still face difficulties launching attacks in Western countries, due to the difficulty of transporting the necessary experienced operatives to the West in the face of diligent and capable Western security services.
Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals
By SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 25
BARNWELL, S.C. - Tubes, capsules and pellets of used radioactive material are piling up in the basements and locked closets of hospitals and research installations around the country, stoking fears they could get lost or, worse, stolen by terrorists and turned into dirty bombs.
A marxist AND a muslim...worst of 2 worlds.
Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim? In this series, we examine Senator Obama's past, his voting record and the people who've served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We'll show how the facts of Obama's actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background � and to his politics.
IM suspects were planning serial blasts in Mumbai: Police 26 Sep 2008
MUMBAI: Mumbai was heading for a blood-soaked festival season had cops not busted the Indian Mujahideen module, senior home department officials said on Thursday. And, despite the five arrests, the city is not yet totally out of danger. Officials say a dozen-odd members of the same module still remain outside and may yet wreak mayhem if Mumbai drops its guard.
4 Simultaneous Attacks in Baidoa
Garowe Online (Garowe) September 2008
Somali insurgents attacked at least four separate locations in the southwestern town of Baidoa, including the homes of two lawmakers, local sources told Garowe Online.
The attacks took place midnight local time, with coordinated attacks on two police stations in two neighborhoods and the homes of two Somali members of parliament.
Thaci ire over Serbia’s UN move Kosovo leader blasts Belgrade’s effort to have World Court question legality of province’s independence Reuters
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci speaks during an interview with Reuters in Pristina yesterday. Thaci said Serbia’s push at the UN this week for a World Court review of Kosovo’s legal status could hurt stability in the region.
PRISTINA (Reuters) – Serbia’s push at the United Nations this week for a World Court review of Kosovo’s legal status could hurt stability in the Balkans, the prime minister of the former Serbian province said yesterday.
Hashim Thaci, a former guerrilla leader of Kosovo’s independence drive, referred to lobbying by Serbian President Boris Tadic and his foreign minister in recent days to slow global recognition of the landlocked Balkan country.
Sharia Law: Coming to a Western Nation Near You?
by Cinnamon Stillwell FrontPageMagazine.com September 25, 2008
Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) will be hosting a conference on October 23 that asks the loaded question: "Is There a Role for Shari'ah in Modern States?"
The Saudi-funded ACMCU and its founding director, John Esposito, one of the foremost apologists for radical Islam in the academic field of Middle East studies, have certainly been doing their bit to make the idea more palatable.
The Saudi prince for whom ACMCU was named has been pumping millions of dollars into Middle East studies at Georgetown, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and beyond, and as the case of Esposito demonstrates, it magnifies the voices of scholars with a decidedly uncritical bent.
As a result, ACMCU analysis regarding Sharia (or Islamic) law tends to focus not on its injustices (amputation, stoning, hanging, honor killing, punishment for blasphemy, execution of apostates, persecution of non-Muslims, sanctioned wife-beating, female genital mutilation, and so on), but rather on repackaging it in ways that will appeal to Western sensibilities.
The concept of a more "moderate" version of Sharia law that is compatible with democracy is at the forefront of this effort.
Is the world facing Thermobaric Terrorism?
By David Eshel - Defense Analyst
The not so distant threat could involve a new terrorist weapon: the Thermobaric bomb
Canadian defense scientists are leading an international effort to devise protection against new and more powerful terrorist explosives designed to flatten buildings and rupture people’s internal organs.
This kind is of weapon, developed during the Cold War in the former Soviet Union, is known highly lethal in confined surroundings, such as underground tube systems and rail carriages.
According to Tom Burky, a leading explosives expert: ” Thermobaric bombs, which the U.S. military is striving to perfect, may also be emerging as a weapon of choice for terrorists”.