Terrorism

Libya Officials Seem Helpless as Sufi Shrines Are Vandalized

Libya Officials Seem Helpless as Sufi Shrines Are Vandalized

New York Times

28 August 2012

CAIRO — Libya’s interior minister retracted his two-day-old resignation announcement on Tuesday amid a growing uproar over the destruction of Sufi shrines and sacred sites, punctuated by a United Nations plea for an end to such “brutal attacks.”

Indonesian security forces turn to Islamic clerics to uproot terrorism

Indonesian security forces turn to Islamic clerics to uproot terrorism

Washinghton Post

27 August 2012

DEPOK, Indonesia — Every few months, the head of counterterrorism in the world’s most populous Muslim nation pays a visit to a Koranic academy south of the capital to address an assembly of clerics. His message, he says, is blunt: Stopping would-be bombers “is your job, not mine.”

Kenyan rioters and police clash for second fatal day

Kenyan rioters and police clash for second fatal day

Deutsche Welle

29 August 2012

Riots have rocked Kenya's second-largest city for a second day, again turning deadly. The violence was triggered by the killing of a Muslim cleric accused by the United States of aiding Islamist militants in Somalia.

Germany's Secret Contacts to Palestinian Terrorists

Germany's Secret Contacts to Palestinian Terrorists

By Felix Bohr, Gunther Latsch and Klaus Wiegrefe

08/28/2012

In the busy streets of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, hardly anyone noticed the three Buick sedans that came to a stop just before the corner of Rue Verdun. Several couples got out of the cars. They were dressed casually and looked like tourists. Some of the people were in fact wearing blonde wigs and women's clothing, which wasn't recognizable from a distance.

Mali Becomes Infected by the Somali Virus

Mali Becomes Infected by the Somali Virus

08/21/2012

By Jan Puhl in Mopti, Mali

Mali was once a model of African democracy. But ever since a military coup in March, Islamists have been on the march and have already imposed Sharia law in the country's north. There are fears that Mali could join Somalia as another failed state.

Afghan rockets hit US general's plane

Afghan rockets hit US general's plane

Al Jazeera

21 August 2012

Rocket fire that struck a US base in Afghanistan on Monday night has damaged the aircraft of the top-ranking US military officer and injured two members of the maintenance crew.

Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, was not near the aircraft at the time of the attack and no one was injured, Jamie Graybeal, NATO spokesman, said.

Colonel Dave Lapan, Dempsey's spokesman, said on Tuesday that two rockets struck Bagram airbase, outside the capital Kabul, and one damaged Dempsey's C-17, a large transport aircraft.

Shrapnel from the rocket struck the door of the C-17 and left two crew members with minor injuries.
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