uk.-labor-leader-jeremy-corbyn-has-a-long-history-of-openly-supporting-terrorists

In an interview on Sunday with Sky News, U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that convicted terrorists should “not necessarily” serve out the entirety of their prison terms. His statement comes on the heels of Friday’s terror attack on London Bridge, in which two Brits were stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist who…

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why-trump-should-hit-pause-on-designating-mexican-cartels-as-terrorists

President Trump’s surprise revelation last week to talk show host Bill O’Reilly that he had moved to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) begs some hard questions. For the last few months, President Trump explained, the proposal has been going through a process of consideration, probably the U.S. State Department’s six-steps for…

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how-a-mexican-drug-cartel-nearly-triggered-war-between-the-us.-and-iran

The massacre of nine dual-citizen American Mexican Mormons less than 100 miles from the border with the United States serves as a reminder of the dangers the cartels pose and the existence of one of the world’s deadliest wars in America’s own neighborhood. The Mexican drug war and cartels don’t preoccupy the national security/foreign policy…

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how-a-priest-with-no-money-honored-flight-93’s-heroes-where-they-fell

2004. 2007. Sometime in the 1990s? These are among the answers I have received in recent years from freshmen and sophomores in a course I teach on American society when I ask them for the year the 9/11 attacks took place. To be fair, some do know the right answer, but it is a bracing, depressing…

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memories-from-these-8-americans-explain-why-they-can-never-forget-9/11

Human beings don’t like to dwell on the tragedies of our past. We want to move on. But trauma isn’t content to say in our yesterdays. It’s a fast-growing weed that—if left unchecked—spreads into today. Eighteen years ago today, America suffered the collective trauma of the September 11th attacks. With each anniversary, there’s less fanfare,…

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don’t-believe-these-tired-myths-about-ending-the-18-year-war-in-afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s chief negotiator with the Taliban, has endured a lot of pressure in the last week. Former U.S. ambassadors, Fox News pundits, and think tank analysts alike have denounced his draft agreement in full without knowing what is in the final document. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s advisers have already expressed that…

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cair-research-director-previously-praised-ngo-with-jihadist-ties

The research director for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Abbas Barzegar, has a history of publicly supporting a Turkish nonprofit organization that “has provided financial, logistical and political support for jihadists,” according to The Investigative Project on Terrorism. What makes Barzegar’s praise of Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) particularly noteworthy is that he is the…

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it’s-time-to-officially-acknowledge-that-qatar-is-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism

Qatar boasts the world’s second-largest gross domestic product per capita. The wealthy oil emirate operates Qatar Airways, one of the world’s largest airlines. It hosts one of the world’s most influential state-sponsored news sources, Al Jazeera, and maintains significant influence in higher American education, donating more than $1.5 billion to some of America’s most well-known…

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no,-anti-terrorism-efforts-haven’t-hampered-investigations-of-white-supremacists

AUSTIN, Texas — Earlier this summer, I testified before a U.S. House subcommittee on “FBI efforts to combat an increasing threat of white supremacy and white extremism.” My expertise is that of a former counterterrorism intelligence manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, where for nearly a decade (2009-2018) my team of analysts worked…

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