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  1. Iraq 'a rallying point for Islamic militants'

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... was what could be called the first terrorist-sponsored state, it had to be done,' Mr Benjamin, the author of The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America, said. 'The ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor The conflict mirrors Afghanistan during Soviet military occupation in the 1980s, terrorism experts warn Iraq has become a battleground for religious warriors, ...

  2. India's Muslims unmoved by terror ideology

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shorts and body-hugging top are unimaginable in many harsher Islamic societies in the Arab world,' said Mr Adhikari. C. Raja Mohan, a strategic affairs analyst, says: 'If America wants ...

  3. Modern face of warfare

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on terror'- dismissed in some quarters as a dangerously misguided war on a tactic, rather than a defined enemy- has evolved dramatically over the past decade. It has moved beyond the invasions ... programme as one of the real tangible successes against terrorism. 'Look, everyone knows what a long road it's been,' a senior Pentagon official said privately. 'The decision ...

  4. India's Islamic predicament

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... killers who strangled victims with silk cord) as testament to the power of terrorism. In the case of Mumbai, special factors make the terror more frightening. One is the vulnerability ... that terror is being used as part of an undeclared war by official or rogue elements in Pakistan. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the most softly spoken of leaders, this month openly accused Pakistan: ...

  5. Post-9/11 thinking led UK police to Manchester plot

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan in London Arrest first, ask questions later, is new policy on terrorism If there is one rule in the war on terrorism, it is that there are no rules, for either terrorists ... exposure of a suspected terror network in and around London and last year's rounding up of suspects armed with ricin poison. But the British security services have also reaped the rewards ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I didn't sleep in the past couple of days North Point driver Jagpal Singh, who won HK$44 million in Friday's Mark Six draw We should be vigilant what action the US may take against China on the issue of terrorism Major General Zhu Chenghu, a professor at China's National Defence University This is pure propaganda. This is not possible at all An Afghan Taliban ...

  7. Attack bears hallmark of Japan's left-wing extremists

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo The foreign media buzz surrounding the apparent attack on Camp Zama might have been about al-Qaeda, but, to domestic defence analysts the somewhat amateurish attack bore the hallmarks instead of Japan's shrinking band of left-wi ...

  8. Don't overplay the importance of terrorism

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... other terrorist attacks in terms of loss of life, the Mumbai bombings of 1993 remain the third-worst incident in the history of terrorism. Yet who remembers them today? I do, because ... people and an enormous nuisance for hundreds of thousands of others, but they didn't change anything important. How could they? Terrorism is only as important as you let it be. ...

  9. Terrified of modern life

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman The horrific bombings in Turkey have renewed concern about the price to be paid for joining the US-led war on terror. The idea that nations can 'opt out' ... but it is also wrong. Al-Qaeda, and those who act in its name, have made it clear that they are indifferent to who they hurt. In truth, few Americans have been the victims of terror attacks after ...

  10. Head in the sand

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters 'Victory for voters' (March 29) and 'End the cycle of violence' (March 28). Both correspondents believe that by burying one's head in the sand and staying out of al-Qaeda's way, the Spanish can avoid fu ...




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