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Obama Begins Talks With 'Global Terrorist' In Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD — Anxious to accelerate peace moves, top-level U.S. officials have held talks with a representative of an insurgent movement led by a former Afghan prime minister who has been branded a terrorist by Washington, a relative of the rebel

US Muslims Joining Islamic Insurgency In Africa

From the Associated Press: NAIROBI, Kenya — The October al-Qaida video shows a light-skinned man handing out food to families displaced by famine in Somalia. But the masked man is not Somali, or even African — he’s a Wisconsin native

Ex-GI Charged With Supporting Terror Group

From the Army Times: High school yearbook photo of Baxam Federal prosecutors have charged a former Army trooper with trying to provide support to terrorists after he allegedly traveled to Africa to link up with the violent militant group al-Shabaab.

'Father Christmas' Stabbed To Death By Muslim Extremists

(Reuters) – A young man dressed as “Father Frost” – the Russian equivalent of Father Christmas – was stabbed to death in Tajikistan on Monday in an attack police believe was motivated by religious hatred, two police sources said. A

New Law: No Burka Allowed When Taking Citizenship Oath In Canada

From the National Post: Give Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney credit for at least this much: On Monday, when he announced that the citizenship oath must now be taken with an uncovered face, he did not pretend that it

US State Department Training Islamist Parties In Egypt?!

From Foreign Policy: U.S. assistance to Egypt is helping political parties of all ideologies prepare for the upcoming elections — even Islamic parties that may have anti-Western agendas. “We don’t do party support. What we do is party training…. And

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff: "Islamophobia" is Islamic Slander

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) began in the days of detente as a forum for discussion and debate between East and West on issues like “conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.” Unfortunately since the dissolution

Pakistan Successfully Tests Nuclear Capable Stealth Cruise Missile

Remember: Pakistan already possesses nuclear warheads. From Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper: It flies: but where is it pointed? ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said it had successfully test-fired Friday a stealth cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The military said the “Hatf VII”

Egyptian Presidential Candidate: I HATE The West

Egyptian Presidential Candidate Muhammad Al-Nishai is a walking contradiction. He hates the west….but lives in London and admits that his children are British and American nationals. How can you hate and despise a place that you have chosen to live

Karzai: We Side With Pakistan Over The United States

Pakistan supports militants trying to overthrow is government. The United States helped to put him in power. But Afghan President Karzai says he would side with Pakistan over the United States. File under: lack of gratitude. From the Associated Press:

US To Deploy 'Kamikaze' Drone Soon

WASHINGTON: A miniature “kamikaze” drone designed to quietly hover in the sky before dive-bombing and slamming into a human target will soon be part of the US Army’s arsenal, officials say. Dubbed the “Switchblade,” the robotic aircraft represents the latest

The Middle East: America Retreating, Islam Rising?

Two crucial events are taking place simultaneously. First, the political winds in Iraq continue to blow for the US to “Get Out.” Iraq’s President Jalal al-Talabani just went on record declaring that “all Iraqi political leaders are united that the

Thousands Of Libya Missiles On The Loose; Civilian Aviation Threatened

From Defense News: Officials oversee destruction of Libyan missiles The NTC [ Libya’s National Transitional Council] estimates that almost 5,000 SAM-7s from Gadhafi’s stockpiles are still unaccounted for – raising concerns that the missiles could fall into the wrong hands

Iran: We Don't Want A Hotline With The US

From the Tehran Times: Vahidi: we don’t need a stinkin’ hotline TEHRAN – Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that there is no need for the establishment of a direct military hotline between Iran and the United States. “We had

Swiss MP: How Islamists Are Subverting The West

Brilliant. This is a powerful, thoughtful, and important speech by a Swiss Member of Parliament who lays out precisely how Islamists intend to dominate Europe and the western world. Not every day that you see a pony-tailed MP denouncing “power

Let's Be Honest: We've Lost In Both Iraq And Afghanistan

Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer is never one to be warm and fuzzy. But he has laid down the gauntlet in his piece over at The National Interest. Scheuer says its time to stop lying to ourselves: we didn’t win

Libyan Rebels: We Offer 'Moderate' Islamic Rule

From the Associated Press: Libya’s new leaders pledged “moderate” Islamic rule and affirmed their commitment to human rights on Tuesday, even as their fighters were accused of committing possible war crimes. A defiant Moamer Kadhafi, meanwhile, vowed from hiding to