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July 26, 2012
Dawinder S. Sidhu's recent op-ed in The Sun echoed the first thing that I thought about after I heard about the recent attack at a Colorado movie theater and then began to wonder why our expensive and extensive anti-terrorist network did not pick up on the amount of ammo or even the number and quality of the guns purchased in such a short period of time. Are we not looking for this? The answer might be that this is a common occurrence and no one notices. That is a scary thought. Professor Sidhu is right.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 15, 2014
"Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. " -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on Wednesday. About the second point reasonable people can quibble. The terrorist army that calls itself the Islamic State is certainly trying to build a state -- and not just a state, but a super state or caliphate. They're not there yet; their delivery of social services seems spotty at best, though they do collect taxes and uphold the law (in a fashion)
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NEWS
December 2, 2013
I fully support diplomatic efforts to curtail Iran's nuclear programs, especially if it eliminates their efforts to produce an atomic bomb ("The nuclear deal with Iran," Nov. 25). However, I doubt that we can trust the word of Iran on this issue. What seems to be missing here is an additional effort to stop Iran from funding and helping terrorist groups. I think that changing their policy of wishing harm on Israel and other countries should be part of any agreement. This encouragement of terrorists is just as harmful to world peace.
NEWS
August 9, 2014
We read of Israel describing another "terror attack" against its citizens, but why do Americans conclude that Israel itself doesn't practice terror? Because Israeli military spokesmen say it doesn't? ("Digger rams Jerusalem Bus," August 4). Contrary evidence again piles up in Gaza's dead, leaving aside the 2009 majority conclusions of jurist Richard Goldstone's report that charged Israel with deliberate attacks on civilians during the Jewish state's last foray into Gaza. It is timely as well for Americans to recall President Ronald Reagan denouncing Israel's bombing and shelling of West Beirut in 1982 as "a holocaust.
NEWS
April 19, 2013
Regardless of whether a man or woman joins an international organization like al-Qaida or simply acts alone, terrorism has wended its hellish way into the very fiber of our society ("At least 3 dead, scores injured in Boston blasts," April 16). So this the brave new world. The concepts behind terrorism are entirely antithetical to the rules and strictures our country was founded on. America has become the hunted, not the hunter. There are thousands of anti-Americans, mercenaries, and religious zealots who despise America, and all for which it stands.
NEWS
March 13, 2011
Those who keep statistical records on the subject report that about 95 percent of terrorist incidents in this country are perpetrated by non-Muslims. Yet U.S. Rep. Peter King wants us to believe that his concentration on the 5 percent is justifiable and that vilifying an entire religious group because of the actions of a few of its members is justifiable, too. Further, he believes that critics of this action are guilty of mere "political correctness" — such a convenient whine when defending one's bigotry!
NEWS
August 23, 2010
The debate about the location of a mosque in New York City has reached a point beyond ridiculous and has become a dangerous example of the intolerance of American citizens. Equating an entire religion with terrorism is ignorance and bigotry. Think back several years ago when the federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed by Timothy McVeigh, a man who was raised as a Christian. I don't recall any outrage or debate about the proximity of Christian churches to the bombing site. I don't recall anyone stating that Christian churches near the site would be an insult to the memory of the people who died there.
NEWS
May 3, 2011
For the past few days, I've watched commentators on both the left and the right examine and analyze the reaction of the "American street" to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. Many of those who gathered at the White House and other places of national significance have been college and university students. It is an error to compare these spontaneous demonstrations with those in the Arab world following the attacks of 9/11 or to insinuate that such demonstrations by young people were simply expressions of over-excited youth.
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By Richard A. Clarke | November 13, 2011
In the wake of Sept. 11, there were many over-reactions. As a result of some of them, our hard-won constitutional rights were eroded. There were also attempts to gain partisan political advantage by claiming to be tougher on terror than the other guy. Unfortunately, some of that kind of dangerous over-reaction and game playing is still happening. A phony problem has been manufactured, and the solution created to solve it would damage all of our rights and undermine our legal system.
NEWS
December 30, 2009
Thank you for your editorial concerning lapses in security that resulted in the Christmas day airline bombing attempt. I was chagrined by the GOP reflex response laying blame on President Obama, and suggest that in constantly attempting to bring down a duly elected sitting president for every imaginable selfish reason, irresponsible congressional Republicans can be as great a danger to the strength of this nation as any possible enemy terrorist organization...
NEWS
July 18, 2014
I appreciate the valid points made by Bruce Knauff in his letter to The Baltimore Sun regarding the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict ( "Conflict over Gaza is one-sided," July 16). Allow me to respond to the idea that it is a one-sided conflict and the notion that Israel uses disproportionate force. We all remember what the streets of downtown Boston looked like in April 2013 during the aftermath of the marathon bombing. A war zone would be too weak of a description; it looked more like the aftermath of a military offensive.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
McDaniel's 2014 season ended in shocking fashion when the team surrendered six unanswered goals in a 16-15 loss to Centennial Conference foe Gettysburg. More than a month after that April 26 setback, coach Matt Hatton said the outcome could serve as a positive for the Green Terror (6-9 overall and 3-5 in the league). “I'm not sure that wasn't a good thing for our guys as motivation in the long run,” he said. “Obviously for the short term, it was very painful. But everybody's excited.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Here is the third installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Thursday's visit was with Hood. Friday's visit is with McDaniel. REVIEW The good: The 2014 campaign was not as kind to the Green Terror (6-9 overall and 3-5 in the Centennial Conference) as coach Matt Hatton might have hoped, and a contributing factor was an offense that scored just 9.3 goals per game.
NEWS
May 4, 2014
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning in the Centennial Conference softball tournament's first elimination game on Saturday in Allentown, Pa., McDaniel had the winning run on second base with Manchester resident Olivia Kipe at the plate. The freshman from Manchester Valley High School, who had three hits through her first 14 innings of tournament play, laced a line drive into left field and Megan Moore raced home, giving the Green Terror a 2-1 victory over Washington (Md.)
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling terrorist wannabes. The hard-fought sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia was the final act in the case of Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 20, who was charged with terror offenses while still a teenager. Khalid's lawyers wanted him released immediately, while federal prosecutors sought to send him to prison for eight years.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
One reason for optimism in the preseason for McDaniel was the return of four of the team's top six scorers. For now, however, the leader of that pack is shelved for an extended period of time. Sophomore midfielder Jason Lawrence, a Fallston graduate who led the offense in both assists (20) and points (38) in 2013, suffered a broken rib the day before the team's eventual 13-7 loss to No. 18 York on March 1 and has sat out the past three games. Coach Matt Hatton said last week that Lawrence could return for Saturday's home contest against Ferrum (1-6)
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2011
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation praised the U.S. raid in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday, but many members also tempered their optimism by cautioning that the war on terror will continue. While expressing hope that bin Laden's death would bring closure to the families of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, lawmakers also said the threat of terrorism remains real and cautioned the public, in the words of Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, to remain vigilant to "confront the national security threats we face.
NEWS
By Thomas F. Schaller | February 23, 2010
Last week, a man named Joseph Stack set his Texas home on fire, stole a single-engine plane and intentionally crashed it midday into Austin's Echelon Building, where the local Internal Revenue Service offices are located. Mr. Stack left behind a lengthy suicide note complaining about the U.S. government, and particularly the IRS. His strongly populist letter directed anger at the powerful and wealthy often echoed by liberals. But Mr. Stack's letter was mostly full of conservative rage against the "tyranny" of government taxation.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
McDaniel coach Matt Hatton chuckled when asked Friday morning to characterize the significance of Wednesday's 7-6 decision against McDaniel, which was the Green Terror's first win of the 2014 campaign. “I think from a variety of standpoints - morale being one of them - that was a big one for us,” he said. “One of the things we talked about going into that game was that it was two what I would consider pretty decent teams that were both 0-3 and one of them was going to leave at 0-4 and one of them was going to be 1-3. So hopefully, it's something that we can build on. It was a close game.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon on the second floor of The Mall in Columbia when he heard the first shot. He looked at another employee, wondering whether they should be concerned. "When we heard the second, that's when we were like, 'We need to go,'" said the 46-year-old stylist. Directly across from the salon, three people had been shot at Zumiez, a skate apparel and gear store. Roberts initially led employees and customers out the back of the salon.
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