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News from North America, Wednesday 5th June 2013

New York Times: “Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009. Major Hasan’s remarks […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 21st May 2013

BBC News: “Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report. The findings for 2012 spoke of an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia. It also said there was growing anti-Semitism, especially in Venezuela, Egypt and Iran. As he unveiled the […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

BBC News: “An ex-convict suspected in the death of Colorado’s prisons chief shed a parolee monitoring device days before the murder, officials have said. Evan Ebel’s bracelet, worn as a condition of his release to confirm he was obeying curfew, signalled on 14 March that it had been tampered with.” ABC News: “A magistrate has […]

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News from North America, Friday 29th March 2013

ABC News: “A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged Thursday with firing rocket propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was charged in U.S. District Court in […]

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News from North America, Friday 22nd March 2013

BBC News: “Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed. From 2003-06, 46% of hate crimes were reported, but police were notified only 35% of the time from 2007-11.” Daily Mail: “Police in Texas have shot a […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 12th March 2013

ABC News: “The wife of a retired FBI agent who was kidnapped in Iran six years ago said today she will hold Iran to its promise to help find her husband. “I hope that they do it as quickly as possible,” Christine Levinson, wife of longtime FBI veteran Robert Levinson, told ABC News today. “We […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 5th February 2013

NBC News: “A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.” New York Times: “Authorities stormed an underground […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 9th January 2013

ABC News: A man “who spewed anti-government rhetoric and amassed weapons in a plot to kill federal law enforcement officials will spend nearly 26 years in a federal prison. Schaeffer Cox was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on nine felony counts, including conspiracy and possessing illegal weapons. The 28-year-old is the third and last […]

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North America Tracker 20.12.12

PR Newswire: “The Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Ohio chapter (CAIR-Cleveland) today released a video highlighting anti-Muslim hate preached at a recent Tea Party event at a school in that state, which included claims that American Muslims ‘will kill your children’ and that ‘we are in war with Islam.’” Reuters: “Four California men accused […]

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North America Tracker 18.12.12

Salon: Reports that Nancy Lanza, mother and first victim of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, was a “prepper” survivalist have brought increased attention to the movement. Comment: New York Times: Adam Lankford asks “what drives mass killers?” Arguing that “for years, the conventional wisdom has been that suicide terrorists are rational political actors, while suicidal rampage shooters are mentally […]

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