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Boston Bombing Trial set to be a total circus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 4:30pm
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When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped plot the terror bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, he probably didn’t suspect he’d remain alive long enough to take advantage of the ensuing media tidal wave.

Not so fast. Tsarnaev survived the bombing and ensuing chase, and is now on trial for murder in what...

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Pakistani Taliban kill over 140 schoolchildren and teachers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:43pm
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There has been another outrageously evil attack in which Islamist terrorists target children, this time in Pakistan:

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.

Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers...

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The Sydney hostage situation ended in bloodshed, of course

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:53pm
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Last night’s hostage situation in Sydney lasted almost 17 hours and captivated the entire world, which was of course exactly what Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis had in mind when he walked into that cafe. When the guns stopped firing, a man and woman lay dead, four more were rushed away...

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Hostage Situation in Sydney Cafe (Live Video Feed)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8:06pm
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New South Wales olice officers are handling what many suspect could be a hostage situation in a downtown Sydney cafe.

Bloomberg reports:

About half a dozen armed officers wearing helmets and body armor...

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CIA Director: Cause and Effect of Torture Enhanced Interrogation Techniques “Unknowable”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:23pm
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CIA Director John Brennan held a press conference today at CIA headquarters where he took questions about the recently released “torture report,” the enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) used in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the future of those agents who used the techniques on prisoners.

Via Bloomberg:

“The cause and...

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Another one bites the dust: Senate (D-isaster) Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm
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Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) may have lost his Senate seat to underdog candidate Cory Gardner in this November’s elections, but he hasn’t let that stop him from making some explosive statements on the Senate floor about the recently-released “torture report” detailing interrogation techniques used during the George W. Bush Administration.

Today,...

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Why can’t we have a “conversation” about militant Islam?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:30pm
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If you’re paying attention to what the mainstream media is selling, you know that when it comes to militant Islam, the world has a big censorship problem.

The Lawfare Project just released a new video that offers up a laundry list of examples of times when the criticism and discussion of radical...

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How the Media Aids Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am
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In August, former AP journalist Matti Friedman wrote a devastating account in Tablet Magazine of the Associate Press’ bias against Israel.

Friedman has followed up with a new article in The Atlantic, What the media gets wrong about Israel. One part of Friedman’s new expose is about the unexamined role Non-Governmental Organizations...

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Israel to ease self-defense gun restrictions after Jerusalem synagogue attack

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:18am
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Two East Jerusalem Arabs attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem during morning prayers, using meat clevers, knives and a pistol to kill the Rabbi and three worshipers.

The NY Times reports that all four were Rabbis.

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Two Israelis Killed in Separate Knife Attacks Following PA Incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Two Israelis were killed yesterday in separate terror attacks by knife wielding assailants.

Yesterday morning, a 20 year old soldier, Almog Shiloni, was stabbed in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel reports:

Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, died of multiple wounds to his stomach and chest, an official from the Sheba Medical Center...

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Devastating pre-trial rulings against Rasmieh Odeh in naturalization prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:59pm
(Rasmea Odeh appearing before Judge Paul D. Borman)

The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that bombed a supermarket in the late 1960s, starts November 4.

Odeh was convicted in Israel, but now claims she was tortured...

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Parliament Shootings an Act of Terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:30am
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had strong words for the attacker who opened fire at the National War Monument before moving on to the halls of Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Harper’s comments come in...

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Terror Attack at Jerusalem Light Rail Stop Leaves Baby Dead, 7 Others Injured

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:01pm
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Earlier today, a Palestinian drove his car off the road into a group of people who had just gotten off Jerusalem’s light rail at the Ammunition Hill stop, killing a three month old baby and injuring seven others.

The Times of Israel reports:

“A private car which arrived from the direction of the...

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The Death of Klinghoffer

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00pm
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Yesterday was the opening of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” at New York’s Lincoln Center. The occasion was marked by turmoil:

Demonstrators, primarily associated with Jewish groups, plan to rally outside Lincoln Center with 100 wheelchairs, in honor of the slain handicapped Leon Klinghoffer, on whom “The Death of Klinghoffer” ...

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Judge orders jurors protected from pro-Palestinian activists

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:32am
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The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that bombed a supermarket, starts next in two weeks.

Odeh now denies involvement, claiming she was tortured and sexually humiliated into confessing...

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The new normal? Beheading threats empty RI elementary schools

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:17am
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After the Oklahoma workplace beheading, I asked if the threat level had shifted From Going Postal to Going ISIS.

Regardless of whether we see more actual beheadings in the U.S., it appears that threats of beheadings may be...

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Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:50pm
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We have frequently reported on the aggressive protest tactics of anti-Israel groups.

According to a motion filed in federal court in Detroit, some of those groups allegedly have crossed a line, or plan to cross a line, from legitimate and protected protest into improperly trying to influence the jury in the upcoming...

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