What do you expect from a group whose founder doesn’t believe in ― never mind evolution ― evaporation? Not many in the West are aware of just how frequently Nigeria’s Islamist terrorist group […]
Bradley Manning helped al Qaeda recruitment? Obama administration has no sense of irony
On Thursday, Reuters had this to report: Manning’s WikiLeaks breach helped al Qaeda recruit: witness Of course, Aboul-Enein is an expert for the prosecution, so naturally he’s going to be a douche-and-a-half. […]
Separated at birth: Salafi extremists and Pastor Terry Jones
Salafi extremists sought to exploit the turmoil in Libya to increase their influence.
Bin Laden grows a conscience
Osama Bin Laden was concerned with how the brutality of al Qaeda’s affiliates was losing the hearts and minds of Muslims.
Nature publishes instructions on how to make a Frankenstein monster
My doctoral dissertation addressed what I called the “Frankenstein Complex.” So guess why this story bothers me. Today, a scientific journal published a study that some people thought might never be made […]
Did the U.S. capitalize on the murder of Pakistani journalist Shahzad?
The C.I.A. may have obtained information on a key terrorist’s whereabouts from the I.S.I.’s interrogation of Syed Saleem Shahzad.
On September 11
I am compelled to write about 9/11, an event which affected me profoundly in ways I still do not completely understand. On September 11, 2001, we were on Long Island at a […]
The Death of Shahzad: leave it to the ISI to make al Qaeda look tame in comparison
Though he reported al Qaeda and the Taliban’s innermost machinations, Syed Saleem Shahzad was most likely killed by his own country.
Bin Laden: If ever we wanted to bring 'em back alive
According to a recent WikiLeaks dump, if harm came to bin Laden, the West would be subjected to a “nuclear hellstorm.”
Nota Bene #106: [no title due to budget cuts]
“Working for a major studio can be like trying to have sex with a porcupine. It’s one prick against thousands.” Who said it?