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Posts Tagged ‘muslim

FBI Informant describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim

March 21, 2012

Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau’s more ethically murky practices. Monteilh told the Guardian of his year as a confidential FBI informant sent on a secret mission to infiltrate southern Californian mosques. It is an […]

Honor killings are murder not an Islamic teaching

January 31, 2012

Leading Muslim thinkers wholeheartedly insist that “honor murders” have no place and no support in Islam. “There is nothing in the Quran that justifies honor killings. There is nothing that says you should kill for the honor of the family,” said Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford in England. “This idea […]

The Arab Transformation of 2011

December 14, 2011

In just one year, the Arab and Muslim world has undergone a total transformation. It started in Tunisia, North Africa a year ago, when a 26-year-old street vendor decided he couldn’t take it anymore. Faced with constant petty police harassment and no recourse when he complained to the authorities, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, […]

Can God take a joke?

November 3, 2011

Can God take a joke? Absolutely! Say Christians and Jews, Mormons and Muslims. There’s a fresh wave of humor among clergy, comics and believers alike, who are putting out new books and taking to the comedy club stages. Their jokes can be contemporary, but they’re rooted in holy texts. When Muslim comic Azhar Usman tours […]

Anwar al-Awlaki American Muslim cleric

October 4, 2011

On September 30 Barack Obama used his asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Anwar Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s […]

US plotting to take out Pakistan Nuclear Arsenal?

October 3, 2011

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has provided a tough and undiplomatic answer to the senior US authorities, in fact, accusing the U.S. intelligence agencies of committing a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Afghanistan to write it off to Pakistan.

 Earlier, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Admiral Mike […]

Why can an US President place an American citizen on an assassination list?

October 2, 2011

Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights asks: Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike. [In an earlier […]

Media lynching of Ron Paul underway

September 20, 2011

An opinion expressed by a 22-year CIA veteran, recently retired from the agency The past ten days have seen a spate of pieces on Google News damning Congressman Ron Paul for “blaming” America for the 9/11 attacks. This is just the start of what will become a wave of ever-more shrill and lie-filled attacks on […]

9/11 and the antidemocratic decade that followed

September 11, 2011

Ten years after 9/11, we have failed miserably in our attempts to bring about justice for our countrymen who died that day. Indeed, whatever success America has had in routing out terrorists over the past decade has been overshadowed by the new society in which we live. A month after the World Trade Center crumbled […]

FBI Entrapment as Government Policy

September 1, 2011

From Trevor Aaronson’s expose entitled “The Informants” published in the September/October 2011 issue of Mother Jones, we learn the FBI has concluded that Al-Qaeda as an organization is no longer a major threat to the US. The threat now comes from the “lone wolf,” the person who is angry at or frustrated by their life […]