News and Analysis (1/12/2010)

With terrorist strikes increasing by 45% from the previous year, “The most important trend to emerge was attacks on soft targets…The distinction between combatants and non-combatants is gradually disappearing”:

Iranian accuse the US and Israel of complicity in the assassination of professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi; a State Dept. official says “absurd”::

The Malay attacks on churches are not only in direct violation of Qur’anic commandments …

… but the intolerance behind it flies in the face of the 14-century history of Arabic speaking Christians and Jews using the word Allah to refer to God of Abraham:

Britain outlaws Islam4UK and all its parent groups and any successor groups not for terrorism, but for its “glorification”:

Despite al-Qaeda’s use of “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a cause célèbre … it has yet to establish authoritative operations in either the West Bank or Gaza,” but a pro-Israeli think tank claims that extremists think Hamas has gone soft and threaten “the formation of an ‘Al Qaeda in Palestine'” …

… Meanwhile refugees leave one failing state for another could open up a major recruiting ground of Al-Qaeda:

Approximately 40% of Afghanistan’s heroin and morphine travel through Pakistan:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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