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Muslim Brotherhood Burns Churches, Scapegoats Christians Following Crackdown

Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has become a favorite target for Muslim Brotherhood supporters and other radical Islamists across the country in the wake of the military’s decision to clear supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi from their Cairo sit-ins this morning. No

Muslim Brotherhood Burns Churches, Scapegoats Christians Following Crackdown

Reports: Muslim Brotherhood Negotiating to Give Morsi Way Out

Conflicting reports suggest a deal could be in the works with Egypt’s military rulers to let deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood save face and end a month of demonstrations by Morsi’s supporters. The Independent reported Monday that the

Reports: Muslim Brotherhood Negotiating to Give Morsi Way Out

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Protests Underscore Hypocrisy of America's Islamists

America’s leading Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of America (ICNA), are demanding that the Obama administration take punitive action against Egypt in the

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Protests Underscore Hypocrisy of America's Islamists

Hamas Holds Secret Meeting with Iran

Hamas, Hizballah and Iran held secret talks last month in Lebanon in an effort to smooth over strained relations stemming from their rival stances on Syria, according to the London-based Asharq al-Awsat. Hamas has supported Syrian rebels trying to overthrow Bashar

Hamas Holds Secret Meeting with Iran

American Reported Killed Fighting for Al-Qaida Affiliate in Syria

A Pittsburgh man may be the latest American killed as part of the global Muslim jihad against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The man, identified as Amir Farouk Ibrahim, 32, was reportedly killed July 22 in fighting between Syrian Kurdish forces and those

American Reported Killed Fighting for Al-Qaida Affiliate in Syria

Hamas Reels in Wake of Morsi Downfall

Hamas finds itself in an uncomfortable predicament following the ouster of its longtime allies, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The terrorist group’s leaders worry that a wave of popular demonstrations similar to those that pushed Egypt’s military

Hamas Reels in Wake of Morsi Downfall

Hizballah Officials Reject Targeting of 'Wings'

When the European Union (EU) designated Hizballah’s military wing as a terrorist group earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as a half measure. All of Hizballah – its political and military wings – should be blacklisted. “As far as the

Hizballah Officials Reject Targeting of 'Wings'

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Calls for U.S. Embassy Siege in Cairo

American diplomats could find themselves in the Muslim Brotherhood’s crosshairs now that Essam el-Erian, the vice president of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, has called on protesters to besiege the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. El-Erian blames the U.S. government

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Calls for U.S. Embassy Siege in Cairo

British Reconsidering Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

A leader of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Free Syrian Army (FSA) has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of betrayal in the wake of confirmation that the British will not be arming the rebel group. This is despite last month’s announcement by the United Kingdom,

British Reconsidering Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels

Copts Face Violent Onslaught in Wake of Morsi Ouster

Violence by Islamic radicals aimed at Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has increased in the wake of the military’s July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Muslim Brotherhood supporters blame Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II for supporting the Egyptian military’s removal

Copts Face Violent Onslaught in Wake of Morsi Ouster

Bin Bayyah Statements Underscore Support for Terrorism

The Investigative Project on Terrorism has uncovered evidence that radical Muslim cleric Sheik Abdullah Bin Bayyah, who met with top White House officials last month, personally urged Muslim nations to aid the Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza militarily. “Muslim rulers are required

Bin Bayyah Statements Underscore Support for Terrorism

Hearing: Local Law Enforcement Never Informed About Tsarnaev Brothers

According to testimony given Wednesday before the House Homeland Security Committee, last month’s Boston Marathon bombings exposed that federal and local law enforcement agencies still haven’t corrected failures in intelligence sharing, a topic emphasized after the 9/11 attacks. “We learned over a decade ago,

Hearing: Local Law Enforcement Never Informed About Tsarnaev Brothers

Whistleblowers: High-Level Bureaucratic Errors Caused Benghazi

Three State Department whistleblowers told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday that bureaucratic wrangling led to the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 that left four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, dead. The whistleblowers included Gregory

Whistleblowers: High-Level Bureaucratic Errors Caused Benghazi

Boston Bomber Database Error Underscores Terrorism Watch List Weaknesses

A clerical error thwarted the FBI from discovering that now-deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had traveled to Russia last year for six months. It underscores broader problems that have persisted in federal counter-terrorism databases since 9/11. Sen. Lindsey Graham,

Boston Bomber Database Error Underscores Terrorism Watch List Weaknesses

Israel Strikes Back After Palestinian Rocket Attacks

Palestinian terrorists have launched numerous rockets in to Israel since Tuesday, prompting the largest Israeli response since Egypt brokered the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel last November. The latest salvo launched by a Salafist militant group calling itself the Mujahadeen Shura Council in

Israel Strikes Back After Palestinian Rocket Attacks

Morsi Threatens Opponents

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi warned opponents Sunday that he would act against the Muslim Brotherhood’s opponents if rioting continues. Morsi’s threat followed violent demonstrations Friday at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters that left 160 people injured. “If investigations prove that certain

Morsi Threatens Opponents

Exclusive Interview with John Bolton: Takedown WikiLeaks At All Costs

The massive WikiLeaks breaches should prompt Congress to re-examine how the nation guards its secrets and bring its anti-espionage statutes into the Internet age. The First Amendment’s protections for the freedom of the press exist to protect the people’s right

Obama Campaigned Before Socialist Group in '96

Newsletters published by the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America show President Barack Obama actively participated in a 1996 rally co-sponsored by the group and held at The University of Chicago during his first campaign for the Illinois

Obamacare Motivates Hospital Sale?

Health care reform is playing a role in a northeastern Pennsylvania Catholic hospital chain’s decision to sell by the end of this year. Mercy Health Partners has served the Scranton area since the Sisters of Mercy opened Mercy Hospital the