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13th May 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Radioactive Regime

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The list is long of Occidentals who’ve fallen for Persia. This isn’t surprising. Compared with Arab lands save Egypt, Iran has a longer history—Hegel described the Persians as...

13th May 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Self-Radicalization Chic

Michael Ledeen

The president has described the Boston terrorists as “self-radicalized,” and his voice is but one in a great chorus insisting that we face a major threat from Americans gone bad...

13th May 2013 - Fox News

Lebanese Man Gets 300 Lashes, 6 Years for Helping Woman Convert to Christianity

Benjamin Weinthal

A Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the kingdom...

13th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

IMU Suicide Bomber Targeted Top Police Commander in Quetta

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed credit for yesterday's suicide attack in Quetta that targeted the chief of police in the southern Pakistani city. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan took credit...

12th May 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

EU Moving Toward Ban of Hezbollah Military Wing

Benjamin Weinthal

The European Union has moved toward a consensus on outlawing the armed wing of Hezbollah, with its inclusion on the EU terror list slated to take place in late 2013.

11th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Egyptian Interior Minister: Al Qaeda Cell Plotted Suicide Attack Against Western Embassy

Thomas Joscelyn

Egypt's interior minister announced today the arrest of three members of an al Qaeda cell who were plotting to attack a Western embassy. "The interior ministry was able to direct a qualitative...

10th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Follower of Mohammed al Zawahiri Dies in Attack in Mali

Thomas Joscelyn

Members of al Qaeda's Shumukh al Islam forum announced on May 4 that four Egyptian jihadists died in a "martyrdom-seeking" operation in Mali, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

10th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

‘Iranian Citizens’ Reported Killed in ISAF Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Last week, Afghan news outlets reported that ISAF aircraft killed a Taliban commander, two "Iranian citizens," and several fighters in an airstrike in the Pusht Rod district...

9th May 2013 - National Post

Stephen Hawking Should Go to Israel — and Gaza

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has done nothing to cripple the Jewish state’s economy. But it has scored a few big symbolic victories.

9th May 2013 - NOW Lebanon

Israel’s Strategic Clarity in Syria

Tony Badran

It was perhaps fitting that the multiple Israeli strikes in Damascus last week followed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s address from Tehran. Nasrallah had warned last Tuesday...

9th May 2013 - US News & World Report

Obama Administration Muddies the Waters Around Benghazi Details

Thomas Joscelyn

Who killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on September 11, 2012? Nearly eight months later, the U.S. government has not officially named the specific terrorists responsible...

9th May 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

When Hatred Turns Lethal

Benjamin Weinthal

The motivations behind the anti-Semitic language in which Jews are reduced to animals by Arab and Muslim intellectuals, religious leaders and politicians.

9th May 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Unbearable Lightness of Syria Policy

Clifford D. May

“Arming the rebels — that’s an option. You look at and rethink all options. It doesn’t mean you do or you will. . . . It doesn’t mean that the president has decided on anything.”

9th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Tunisian Indicted in New York Linked to Canada Terror Plot

Today authorities in New York, including the NYPD, FBI, and US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrest of Tunisian national Ahmed Abassi for links...

8th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Launches Multiple Raids Against IMU as Fighting Season Heats Up

Since the beginning of May, Afghan and Coalition forces have launched five operations targeting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the northern province of Baghlan.

8th May 2013 - al-Wasat

Radicalization and Political Violence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Rolling Stone has published a new article entitled “Everything You’ve Been Told About Radicalization is Wrong.” It is primarily an attack on the NYPD’s study Radicalization in the West...

8th May 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Disconnecting the Dots in Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn

Nearly eight months after terrorists killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration still has not explained who, exactly, was responsible.

7th May 2013 - National Review Online

Lessons From Israel’s Response to Syria-Hezbollah Aggression

Benjamin Weinthal

Israel’s military strikes against Syrian weapons facilities and rockets over the last week (and in January) represent a kind of one-two punch against Hezbollah and its main weapons supplier...

7th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

Danish Jihadist Killed While Fighting for Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Muhajireen Brigade, a unit made up of foreign jihadists who fight in Syria, announced that a fighter from Denmark was killed while battling the Syrian government in early March.

7th May 2013 - Fox News

Report Finds Iran Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom

Benjamin Weinthal

Religious freedom is in short supply in the Middle East, according to the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has issued a report finding Iran chief...


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