Category Archives: Terrorism

Pakistan: Terrorism As Military Doctrine

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, earlier this week, the president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari wrote an op-ed in The New York Times urging India and Pakistan to work together to battle terrorism. He argued that … Continue reading

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Interview With Mumbai Terrorist (Translated)

Indian news outlets have reported that one of the terrorists from Oberoi Hotel called into the India TV television station. He claimed to be from the Deccan Mujahideen and recited his demands. Earlier, an email from a group calling itself … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s Definition Of Terrorism

Tonight, Sarah Palin was interviewed by Brian Williams of NBC. Of course, she was with chaperone. In the interview, Sarah Palin struggled with a  very narrow definition of "domestic terrorism". Apparently, terrorism does not include abortion clinic bombings. This is the … Continue reading

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Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid: Book Burning Razakar Rewrites History

[Click image for PDF of Pakistan Observer news article from November 8, 1971] In October of this year, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Secretary General of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, declared that his party did not work against the independence … Continue reading

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Battling Islamists In Bangladesh

[Cross posted at E-Bangladesh] The first word in the Holy Koran is "Read". When I was a child growing up in Bangladesh, my parents hired the imam of the neighborhood mosque to teach me how to read the Koran. Twice a … Continue reading

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