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By David McCormack | March 10, 2005
WASHINGTON - The unfolding of events in Sudan in recent months - to say nothing of years - has provided conspicuous evidence of the brutality that is inevitably unleashed by Islamist regimes. Long engaged in a bloody drive to impose the dictates of radical Islam on Christians and animists in the southern part of the country, Khartoum has more recently turned on its co-religionists in the Darfur region in a genocidal campaign. Despite the attention being paid to Sudan, the West has yet to recognize that jihad is being waged for the whole of Africa.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 22, 2014
On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the largest counterterrorism operation in the nation's history, involving more than 800 police officers and raids of at least 12 properties, was necessary because, "If the ... police had not acted today, there...
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By Afzal Khan | March 2, 2010
F inally, after eight years, the U.S. military in Afghanistan is acknowledging the fact that the war there is more against a Pashtun tribal insurgency than against an offshoot of al-Qaeda. In support of this belated realization, there is now evidence of military funding for several research projects aimed at understanding the culture of the Pashtun tribes and what is needed to win them over. The success, however, of this changed perception will rest on the Obama administration's flexibility to accept the historical reality that the concept of jihad among Pashtuns, which is fueling this insurgency, is closely tied to external interventions.
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January 6, 2014
Federal prosecutors are recommending that Mohammad Hassan Khalid - who pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid terrorists while he attended a Howard county high school - be granted leniency at his sentencing because of his considerable cooperation with authorities. The government suggests a term of "less than 10 years" in a court document filed last week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. We think they can do better. In fact, time served may be appropriate. Mr. Khalid, a Mount Hebron High School graduate who earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University before his arrest in July 2011 at the age of 17, has already spent more than two years in prison.
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By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Sun staff | September 13, 1998
"Jihad in the West," by Paul Fregosi. Prometheus Books.450 pages. $29.95.What if an author offered these generalizations about Christians or Jews:They are killers. Because of their religion they are also venal and pitiless and have sought to conquer the world through force since the days of their earliest prophets, and still plot violence as members of a centrally managed faith.Paul Fregosi, a well-traveled French-born journalist, has somehow led himself so far astray in his chronicle of violent encounters between Islam and a loosely-defined West to suggest all that is true of Muslims.
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By Ira Rifkin | October 8, 2007
Bitch is an appropriate word when referring to a female dog. Yet how many of us would use the term when chatting about a pet's gender with a stranger in the park? Few, I'd venture to say - because of our sensitivity to the word's negative connotations. Then there's the word love. Two strangers meet at a singles bar and one asks the other to return home with him to "make love." That's love as a euphemism for sex. How different the meaning is when a couple of a quarter-century's duration stay home on a Saturday night to talk, snuggle and make love.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | February 13, 1991
A ninth-century Islamic philosopher would have cautioned Iraqis against following Saddam Hussein into jihad -- holy war -- against the U.S.-led alliance.That's the conclusion of Annapolis political scholar Ann Wyman, who is completing a dissertation for the University of Maryland department of government and politics comparing the Islamicand Christian understanding of "just war."Wyman says her thesis topic has evolved over the last four years of her graduate work.Wyman and others in the department have been troubled by the seemingly irreconcilable differences between Western and Islamic cultures over the definition of a justified war. Those differences, she says, are one of many strains keeping the world from achieving a consensus on international law."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 7, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The imam at one of Baghdad's largest mosques urged more than 1,000 listeners yesterday to wage a jihad, or religious war, against U.S. occupying forces in Iraq. Speaking at Friday prayer services, Imam Mouaid al-Ubaidi denounced the Americans as "invaders" and "aggressors" and implicitly praised recent guerrilla attacks against U.S. soldiers as self-defense by people who are being "strangled." The unusually bellicose sermon by the Sunni Muslim cleric came just hours before U.S. officials, responding to growing Iraqi disenchantment, offered to give Iraqis more authority in a U.S.-controlled interim administration that is expected to be formed next month.
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By Liz Sly and Liz Sly,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 10, 2004
ZARQA, Jordan - Growing up poor and ordinary in this nondescript truck-stop town, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi betrayed few clues to the bloody career that lay ahead of him as the most feared and hunted terrorist in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi is his nom de guerre, signifying he is from Zarqa, a cheerless sprawl of cinder-block homes, strip malls and snack shops strung along the desert highway leading west from the capital, Amman. Former neighbors remember him by his real name, Ahmad Fadeel Nazzar al Khalayleh, and say they haven't seen him since 1989, when he stunned his family and enraged his father by announcing that he was heading to Afghanistan to participate in the jihad against the occupying forces of the Soviet Union.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2003
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Hoping to shed light on what they believe was an insane mind, defense attorneys for sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo presented a judge yesterday with dozens of sketches that the teen-ager scribbled in his jail cell while awaiting trial for last fall's sniper attacks - crimes that Malvo depicted in his art as "jihad" in America. Filled with rambling anti-American messages and hand-drawn images of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and a mix of characters from The Matrix movie, the drawings offer an eerie glimpse of Malvo and the possible motivation behind the sniper siege that spread terror around the nation's capital.
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November 1, 2011
The Sun recently ran an article titled "Israel bombs Islamic Jihad base, killing 5. " I must object to your method of reporting. The article gives the impression that Israel started bombing the base with no reason. It is only in paragraphs two and three that you state that Islamic Jihad launched rockets into Israel last week. It appears that you are intentionally giving the wrong impression to someone who only reads the headline. Why not state that Jihad launched rockets and Israel retaliated?
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia unsealed an indictment Thursday charging a Howard County teenager with conspiring with a suburban Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane" to provide material support to terrorists. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani citizen and Maryland resident who graduated from Mount Hebron High School this year, is accused of using the Internet to recruit people and solicit funds for a violent jihadist war in South Asia and Europe. He was indicted alongside Ali Charaf Damache, a 46-year-old Algerian man living in Ireland, and allegedly acted under the direction of Colleen R. LaRose, who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" online, according to the indictment.
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By Peter Hermann and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2011
He was a 15-year-old high school honors student in Ellicott City when federal prosecutors say he went online to solicit money for a woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and "Fatima LaRose. " Authorities say that in Web postings two years ago, the youth "appealed for urgent funds" for the woman suspected of being a terrorist, whose real name is Colleen R. LaRose, 47, of Philadelphia. "I know the sister and by Allah, all money will be transferred to her," he allegedly wrote in a posting.
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By Afzal Khan | March 2, 2010
F inally, after eight years, the U.S. military in Afghanistan is acknowledging the fact that the war there is more against a Pashtun tribal insurgency than against an offshoot of al-Qaeda. In support of this belated realization, there is now evidence of military funding for several research projects aimed at understanding the culture of the Pashtun tribes and what is needed to win them over. The success, however, of this changed perception will rest on the Obama administration's flexibility to accept the historical reality that the concept of jihad among Pashtuns, which is fueling this insurgency, is closely tied to external interventions.
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By Richard Boudreaux and Richard Boudreaux,Los Angeles Times | April 26, 2008
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian gunman killed two security guards yesterday at an Israeli industrial park that employs Palestinian workers and whose name means "buds of peace." Two militant groups claimed joint responsibility for the attack along Israel's border with the West Bank. They said the gunman, who was slightly wounded, had reached the complex from the Palestinian territory. Fatal attacks inside Israel have become rare. This one would be only the second since 2006 to originate from the West Bank, which has been largely separated from Israel in recent years by a ribbon of walls and fences.
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By Rushdi Abu Alouf and Ken Ellingwood and Rushdi Abu Alouf and Ken Ellingwood,Los Angeles Times | December 19, 2007
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel carried out more airstrikes yesterday against Palestinian rocket squads based in the Gaza Strip, leaving at least six militants dead, a day after killing Islamic Jihad's military chief. Israeli air operations have killed at least 11 militants since Monday evening. Most belonged to Islamic Jihad, which has claimed responsibility for dozens of cross-border rocket attacks into southern Israel in recent months. The group vowed to avenge the death Monday night of Majid al-Harazin, the head of Islamic Jihad's military arm in the Gaza Strip.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 25, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - When Bahain Jan defended his country against Soviet invaders, he was armed with an AK-47 rifle, the zeal of a holy warrior and the conviction that God was on Afghanistan's side, making victory possible. Now he fears Afghanistan's leaders might call for a holy war against the American superpower, but this time Jan does not expect divine intervention. God, he says, will not help the Taliban. "They are mad," says Jan, who lives in a sun-baked mud hut in the Afghan slums outside Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad.
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By Ira Rifkin | October 8, 2007
Bitch is an appropriate word when referring to a female dog. Yet how many of us would use the term when chatting about a pet's gender with a stranger in the park? Few, I'd venture to say - because of our sensitivity to the word's negative connotations. Then there's the word love. Two strangers meet at a singles bar and one asks the other to return home with him to "make love." That's love as a euphemism for sex. How different the meaning is when a couple of a quarter-century's duration stay home on a Saturday night to talk, snuggle and make love.
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