Tag Archives: 9/11

The Enduring Influence of 9/11 on Muslim Identity in Britain

Since 9/11 and the subsequent ‘global war on terror’ Muslims across the world have found themselves under greater scrutiny in the name of security, especially in Western states such as Britain where the motivations and loyalty of Britain’s Muslim minority population and their ability or intention to integrate into society have been questioned. The label […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 27th March 2013

Pakistan: The Tribune: Pakistani intelligence agencies have claimed that Pakistan has lost 49,000 lives due to terrorism since September 11, 2001. “More than 24,000 people – both civilians and troops – were killed in terrorist attacks during the period between 2001 and 2008. The last five years have proved costlier, in human terms. Another 25,000-plus […]

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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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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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US Tracker 16.10.12

BBC News: Guantanamo Bay hearings have resumed after five months, with five men appearing before a US military tribunal. The defendants, the most high profile of which is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who allegedly admitted to masterminding the 9/11 attacks, “are charged with conspiring with al-Qaeda, terrorism and one count of murder for each known victim of the 11 […]

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US Tracker 12.09.12

Huffington Post: Five more were charged in new indictments for connections to an anti-government militia led by Fort Stewart troops who stockpiled weapons and talked of ultimately overthrowing the U.S. government. The new indictments Monday bring to 10 the total number of people charged in connection with the militia group. Salon: Nathan Lean examines Fox […]

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South Asia Tracker 11.09.12

AFP: Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaeda, has released a video confirming the death of his deputy, Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a drone strike in the Waziristan tribal area on June 4th. “Libi was considered Al-Qaeda’s global propaganda mastermind and his death dealt the biggest blow to the group since the killing of Osama […]

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Last week’s verdict upon Norway’s most (in)famous citizen, Anders Breivik, has led to a lot of confusion and rage – mostly outside of the country itself incidentally. Breivik killed 77 people last summer in a bombing in Oslo and a shooting on the island of Utoya, by far the most deadly terrorist attack in Norwegian […]

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