June 2, 2008 |
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.
August 19, 2013 |
On Aug. 9, the Obama administration released a previously secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act that it used to justify the bulk collection of every American's phone records. The strained reasoning in the 22-page memo won't survive long in public light, which is itself one of the strongest arguments for transparency in government. As the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. " Recent revelations by the Washington Post emphasize the need for greater transparency.
April 25, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for closer cooperation between the United States and his nation in combating terrorism. Answering questions during an almost five-hour annual call-in show broadcast live on Russian television, Putin started by rebuking the West for what he views as a double-standard in its approach to international terrorism. “It always made me indignant when terrorists who committed atrocious -- bloody, ghoulish crimes on the territory of our country -- were called nothing but rebels by our Western partners and even your colleagues from Western mass media,” he said.
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.
August 18, 2003 |
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."
April 7, 2005 |
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.
September 26, 2007 |
A terrorism suspect accused of planning to teach followers how to make bombs and poison people yelled at a judge while proclaiming his innocence during an arraignment in federal court in New York. "This is all unjust and unfair," railed Oussama Kassir, a Lebanese-born Swede. Kassir pleaded not guilty to counts that included conspiracy to kill, kidnap and maim and providing material support to terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 |
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.
October 22, 2008 |
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.
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