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  • Jose Pimentel enters the courtroom in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.  Pimentel, accused of building homemade bombs to wage holy war in New York City,  pleaded guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.  With the plea, Pimentel, 29, was promised a sentence of 16 years in prison. He would have faced a minimum of 15 years to life if convicted of the top charge, a high-level weapons possession offense as a terrorism crime.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

    Man pleads guilty in NYC pipe bomb terrorism plot

    A man accused of building homemade bombs to wage holy war in New York City pleaded guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.

  • Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley was publicly condemned for training materials that were deemed "academically irresponsible" and was removed as a commander candidate. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

    Top brass crush career of Army officer who warned of jihadists

    The Pentagon's top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times.

  • Illustration Muslim Obama 2 by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PIPES: 'Barry was Muslim'

    Editor's Note: In this second of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes documents evidence from Barack Obama's childhood years that points to his Muslim identity.

  • Pakistani police officers escort blindfolded Muslim cleric Khalid Chisti into court in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani cleric faces possible blasphemy charge

    Pakistani police are investigating whether a Muslim cleric who allegedly tried to frame a Christian girl for blasphemy should be charged with insulting Islam himself and potentially face life in prison, a police officer said Monday.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Who speaks for reform in Islam?

    How little we know about holy Islam. When those poor wretches who were imprisoned at Abu Ghraib were pictured for all the world to see naked with underpants on their heads, we were told that the naked male Islamic body must never be seen in public.

  • Members of an underground sect in Russia's Volga River province of Tatarstan province stand at the gate of a house outside the provincial capital, Kazan, on Aug. 8, 2012. The reclusive sect that literally went underground to stop contact with the outside world kept 27 children in dark and unheated cells, many of them for more than a decade, prosecutors said. (Associated Press)

    Russia: Underground sect charged with abuse

    A self-proclaimed prophet had a vision from God: He would build an Islamic caliphate under the earth. The digging began about a decade ago and 70 followers soon moved into an eight-level subterranean honeycomb of cramped cells with no light, heat or ventilation.

  • Egyptian comedian sentenced for offending Islam

    One of the Arab world's best known Egyptian comedians has been sentenced to three months in jail for offending Islam, a judge said Thursday, in the latest such case against a high-profile figure, underlining concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt.

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Gunmen ambushed a civilian Israeli bus near the resort town of Eilat last week. U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating reports that al Qaeda-aligned groups played a key role in the attack that emanated from the increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula.

    Al Qaeda linked to Israeli bus ambush

    U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating reports that al Qaeda-aligned groups played a key role in the deadly commando-style attack near the Israeli resort town of Eilat last week.

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    HAAS: Democrats' ostrich syndrome

    An Army psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas, murders 13 of his service mates. A Pakistani immigrant tries to set off a car bomb in Times Square. An American convert to Islam murders a military recruiter in Arkansas. Each subscribed to a radical strain of Islam that, they believed, directed them to defend their faith by killing Americans. These attacks, along with the dozens of homegrown plots we know about, raise obvious questions about dangers that may be emanating from the American Muslim community of 2-3 million people.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New York mosque shouldn't get tax breaks

    My chief problem with the proposed Islamic cultural center near ground zero is that modern-day Islam has become as much a political movement as a religious one ("Panel allows mosque close to ground zero," Page 1, Wednesday). As such, why is it granted favorable status under our tax codes and other laws?

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  • (8) Piety: Mr. Obama said that in Indonesia, he "didn't practice" Islam, an assertion that inadvertently acknowledges his Muslim identity by implying he was a nonobservant Muslim.

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  • CAIRO (AP) - One of the Arab world's best known Egyptian comedians has been sentenced to three months in jail for offending Islam, a judge said Thursday, in the latest such case against a high-profile figure, underlining concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt.

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