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Saudi row engineered to divert attention from US administration’s obstruction of 9-11 enquiry

A Contributor in New York

Jumada' al-Akhirah 03, 14242003-08-01

The publication of a 900-page congressional report last month into intelligence lapses before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in September 2001, ignited speculation about Saudi involvement after the White House refused to authorise the publication of 28 pages reportedly pertaining to allegations against the Saudis.


The difference between freedom-fighters and terrorists is not perception but terminology

Sabia Hanif

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14242003-07-01

As the West’s war on terrorism is constantly expanded to take in more and more Islamic groups, activists and causes, the distinction between terrorism (as defined by the West) and jihad is become increasingly difficult to maintain.

South-East Asia

US troops to help Manila in battle against Mindanao mujahideen

Our Manila Correspondent

Muharram 13, 14242003-03-16

While the Philippine armed forces were bombarding Muslim villages and towns in the south of the country, a large and powerful bomb exploded on March 4 at Davao airport in southern Philippines, killing dozens of foreigners.


Remembering my cousins, the terrorists

Ramzy Baroud

Shawwal 27, 14232003-01-01

There is much in common between Abdul-Hamid, Mohamed and Imad al-Uaini. For one, they are brothers, handsome, sweet, all with an unmatched sense of humor. They are also my cousins...


The West’s declaration of war on political Islam


Sha'ban 15, 14222001-11-01

Much has been made of George W. Bush’s throwaway characterization of the US’s “war on terrorism” as a ‘crusade’. To be fair, he was probably using the word in the sense of a determined, even zealous, pursuit of a cause, rather than in any specifically anti-Islamic sense...


US plans action against Bin Laden, even as evidence of his innocence emerges

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14201999-08-16

Fears of US action against Shaikh Osama bin Laden were further raised on August 9, when US military aircraft carrying commandos were reported to have landed at Islamabad and Quetta airports. Speaking at a rally later the same day, Maulana Fazalur Rahman, head of the pro-Taleban Jami’at Ulama-e Islam (JUI)...


US targets Bin Laden, his friends and alleged friends

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14201999-07-16

That the claimant to sole superpower status should feel threatened by one frail man living somewhere in the barren mountains of Afghanistan is strange indeed. American obsession with Osama bin Laden, the Arab mujahid, borders on paranoia.


Western ‘diplomats’ searching for missing US commandos on Pak-Afghan border

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 16, 14201999-06-01

US foreign policy has been reduced to a three-point agenda in the post-cold war era: unquestioning support of Israel, daily bombings of Iraq, and chasing Osama bin Laden


US Supreme Court confirms government’s right to target Islamic activists

Tahir Mahmoud

Safar 16, 14201999-06-01

On May 19, Dr Mazen el-Najjar, a Palestinian professor from Tampa, Florida, completed two years in an American jail for reasons he has never been told. He is the father of three American-born children.

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