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WORLD
June 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An ultraconservative Muslim seminary in India issued a fatwa, or edict, against terrorism during a meeting attended by thousands of clerics and students. The Darul Uloom Deoband, a 150-year-old institute controlling thousands of smaller Islamic seminaries in India, pledged Saturday to wipe out terrorism, a senior rector said. "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form," rector Habibur Rehman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1985
Raymond Price's article (Editorial Pages, Oct. 18), "Terrorism Is War; Our Legal Niceties Don't Apply," reflects Reagan Administration policy. Terrorism is something about which we are all concerned. But getting tough will have no permanent affect as long as the United States maintains its present double standard about terror. In particular I refer to U.S.-sponsored terrorism in Nicaragua. The war being waged by the contra forces is pure and simple terrorism. Anyone who has been in the war-affected areas of that country, as I was this past summer, can tell you that the prime targets of the contras are not the Nicaraguan security forces, but rather schools, clinics, government stores, electrical installations, agricultural projects, teachers, health workers, agricultural workers--the list goes on--anything that will impede the efforts of the government in its efforts to meet people's basic needs.
WORLD
August 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has condemned violence by Islamic militants and deemed helping terrorists "one of the greatest sins." The statement from the Council of Senior Clerics came a day after Saudi authorities arrested at least 11 suspected militants. A council statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said participating in terrorism is "a dangerous criminal act ... punishable by Islamic law."
WORLD
April 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Tunisian man accused of planning attacks in Germany for Al Qaeda was acquitted of terrorism charges but found guilty of illegal arms possession, tax fraud and immigration violations. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Federal prosecutors alleged that Ihsan Garnaoui, 34, planned attacks on U.S. or Jewish targets to coincide with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Writers
State Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) will discuss California's response to terrorism at a town hall meeting tonight. A panel of experts will include FBI agent Gary Morley; Ray Golden, communications manager at the San Onofre nuclear plant; and Col. Jim Walker, assistant chief of staff for safety and security at Camp Pendleton. The 7 p.m. session will be at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata.
OPINION
February 15, 2002
I don't know what pill Arianna Huffington swallowed one night to wake up the most insightful commentator out there, but I'll take it ("An Unholy Alliance of Two Wars--on Terrorism and Drugs," Commentary, Feb. 8)! Her brilliant characterization of the misguided co-mingling of the drug war with the terrorism war was a fascinating study in wasteful Washington spending designed to prop up the ultimately futile prohibition. Doug Lenier Valley Glen
WORLD
October 22, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Saudi authorities have indicted 991 suspected militants on charges they participated in terrorist attacks in the kingdom over the last five years, Interior Minister Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz said. Authorities had been reluctant to hold trials in terrorism cases that could result in death sentences until they had shown the public that every effort had been made to give the men a chance to repent.
WORLD
April 26, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
Despite round-the-clock teamwork by European anti-terrorism agencies in the wake of last month's train bombings here, persistent barriers to cooperation and coordination make Europe vulnerable to attack, senior European and U.S. police officials, prosecutors and other experts say. Justice systems clash, policing styles diverge, and open borders allow terrorists far more mobility than their pursuers.
OPINION
July 19, 2005
Re "Let's not act shocked," Opinion, July 16 Dilpazier Aslam's assessment of the recent terrorism in London and its perpetrators is almost as shocking as the terrorism he wrote about. His suggestion that it was only a don't-rock-the-boat attitude that prevented those who came to Britain from Muslim countries for the opportunities and civil liberties it provided them, their children and grandchildren from committing such heinous mass murder previously is terrifying. What he does not understand is that there is, or rather needs to be, more than a don't-rock-the-boat attitude to prevent such heinous acts.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2003
FAR from being sympathetic to terrorists, "24" harshly and rightly condemns them (" '24' Masks an Insult as Entertainment," by Steven Zak, June 9). But what the writers of "24" do accomplish, much to their credit, is to provide a complex backdrop against which terrorism and politics can be portrayed. Not only does this make for great drama, it offers a refreshingly nuanced approach to politics -- rare for Hollywood. And for those who rely on the major news outlets to shape our understanding of national and world politics, "24" offers a much-needed respite.
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