An Iraqi court on Monday convicted Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's longtime foreign minister, of terrorizing Shi'ite Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war, sentencing him to 10 years in prison.
Speaking from his boyhood home of Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday, President Obama said, "America is not, and never will be, at war with Islam." His talking point misses the point because Islam is at war with America.
Pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn copies of the Koran at his church in Gainesville, Fla., let it be emphasized, is a distasteful act that fits an ugly tradition. That said, two other points need be noted: Buying books and then burning them is a legal act in the United States. Second, David H. Petraeus, Robert M. Gates, Eric H. Holder Jr., Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama pressured Mr. Jones to cancel only because they feared Muslim violence against Americans if he proceeded. Indeed, despite Mr. Jones' calling off the Koran burning, five Afghans and three Kashmiris died in protests against his plans.
A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, despite warnings from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan and the White House that doing so would endanger U.S. troops.
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.
A chaplain killed in Afghanistan this week was the first Army clergyman killed in action since the Vietnam War, the military said Thursday.
In his 30-year career with the FBI, Oliver Buck Revell dealt with all manner of transnational crime and terrorism and held numerous senior positions with the bureau. In mid-1985, he achieved the highest rank in career government service when he became the FBI's deputy director for counterterrorism and counterintelligence activities.
Same-sex-marriage opponents in Washington, D.C., vowed to appeal to the nation's highest court after an appeals court Thursday upheld a city law allowing the unions and rejecting an effort by opponents to put the issue before voters.
The supremacist program authoritative Islam calls Shariah is big on symbols. Arguably, none is more effective than its practice of building mosques on its conquests' most sacred sites.