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Judge Strikes Ban on Terrorist Funding

A California judge declared unconstitutional a 2001 presidential order blocking funds for terrorist groups, a decision that could affect funding for Hamas and Hezbollah.

Lawyer Sentenced for Aiding Terrorist Client

Lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison for helping a terrorist client communicate with his followers, a far less severe sentence than the 30 years sought by federal prosecutors.

Getting Beyond the UN

Hez TV is a Bust

I want my HezTV!

That was the alleged pitch of a Staten Island satellite TV salesman busted by the feds for beaming the terrorist network Hezbollah’s hate-filled al Manar channel - which is banned in the U.S. - into New York City living rooms.

“Why don’t you watch al Manar?” Javed Iqbal...

America’s Arab Allies Start Changing Their Tune

America’s closest Arab allies are now publicly sharpening their criticism of Israel’s campaign against Hezbollah and muting their criticism of the Iranian-armed militia.

Lebanese Activists Worldwide Attend Cedars Revolution Convention in Washington

The World Council of the Cedars Revolution WCCR, an NGO representing Lebanese activists worldwide, launched earlier this year to “help the Lebanese people achieve the goals of the revolution and liberation,” held its first annual convention in Washington DC on May 18 and 19 with...

Iraqi President’s Son Calls Iraqi War ‘Noble and Just Cause’

Qubad Talabani, son of the current Iraqi president, spoke to students and community members Monday night in the law center.

Rice Eases Demands on Mubarak to Seek Help on Hamas

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chastised her Egyptian hosts when she visited Cairo eight months ago, saying democracy advocates ``are not free from violence’’ in a country ruled since 1981 by President Hosni Mubarak.

Defending Democracy: Juniors Kevin Mills and John Deniston

Imagine going into a restaurant and having to empty your pockets, take off your hat, and walk through a metal detector, all before deciding whether or not you want fries with your order.  In the United States, we’ve come to expect searches at government offices and at airports, but as...

Students Sign Banner to Boost U.S. Troop Morale

Regardless of their personal feelings toward the War in Iraq, 117 students and passersby expressed their support Thursday afternoon for American soldiers stationed in Baghdad.

Why Profiling Won’t Work

The Transportation Security Administration, having rendered cockpit crews less vulnerable to hijackers by strengthening the cockpit doors, is now (1) reviewing its list of items passengers may not bring aboard, (2) proposing to minimize the number of passengers who have to be patted down...

Remark Stirs up Muslim world

Turkey’s foreign minister Tuesday condemned Rep. Tom Tancredo as a “fanatic” as the Colorado Republican’s comments about bombing Muslim holy sites in retaliation for a terrorist nuclear strike echoed around the world.

Keeping the Heat On ... and Higher

Everyone from President Bush to Kofi Annan agrees that the U.N. is in dire need of reform. The more controversial—and important—question is how to go about changing that vast and inept bureaucracy.

Doctor Sought to Aid Wounded Terrorists, Feds Say; Agents Arrest 2nd Suspect in New York

A Palm Beach County doctor arrested on terrorism-related charges plotted to treat “wounded jihadists” in a plan hatched with a New York martial-arts expert to recruit and train al-Qaida members, federal officials said Sunday.

Willful Blindness’ to the Jihad

You might expect the lead prosecutor against the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to tout the criminal justice system as the premier strategy to fight terrorism. If so, you’re wrong.

It is precisely because of Andy McCarthy’s experience in that capacity that he...

Iran Analysts Look to Reframe the Debate

To engage or confront Iran: That is the question on one of the most critical issues of the day — the Middle East nation’s nuclear program. But Matthew Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute on Near East Policy, told a Capitol Hill audience Tuesday that the question is being...

Millions in US Aid for Mongolia is Wrong, Watchdog Group Says

Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, told  Cybercast News Service , “Mongolia is at a tipping point. There is extreme poverty there, but with the resources that have been discovered and the high commodity...

Ex-Leb PM Assasinated; Rich Pro-Western Leader, 10 Others Die in Bombing

A massive car bomb attack yesterday killed Lebanon’s ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, one of the richest men in the world and a pro-Western leader who sought to free his country from Syria’s grip.

Iraqis in the U.S. Go to the Polls

The Mood Is Festive as Thousands Show Up to Five Polling Places Across the U.S.

Musharraf’s Israeli Disciples

After the Waziristan accord, between March and August 2007, Musharraf’s representatives signed similar surrender agreements in the Bajaur, Swat and Mohmand agencies. Some commentators, like Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, have argued that US public support for the accords stemmed from the...


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