The politics of fear, with its foundation in lies, is an effective way of manipulating any electorate. Perhaps it has never been so effectively applied as it was by consecutive US presidents in the wake of 9/11, when they took al-Qaeda, with its slingshot, and portrayed Osama bin Laden’s motley crew as Goliath. Later, when … Continue reading 9/11: Proper criminal investigation should have been the right response, not war
Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to U.S. President Joe Biden, the British monarch remembered the “terrible attacks" on New York and Washington, D.C. Queen Elizabeth II “My thoughts and prayers — … Continue reading Queen mourns with Americans on 9/11 anniversary, offers thoughts and prayers
Hamza bin Laden, the 27-year-old son of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is allegedly prepping to take over reins of leadership of the Islamic religious sect. Hamza (full names Hamza bin Osama bin Awad bin Laden) recently got married to the daughter of a terrorist who reportedly led the September 9/11 hijackers who attacked … Continue reading Osama bi Laden’s son weds daughter of 9/11 terrorist; ready to lead al-Qaida
A lot of books have been written about ISIS and the Jihad but this breath-taking documentary from The Atlantic, based on Graeme Wood's original reporting, will certainly touch your soul. The story is about Tania Georgelas, who lived in Syria a few years ago. She was married to John Georgelas, a man she never believed would … Continue reading After Jihad: Through the eyes of ISIS First Lady
Human beings are naturally inquisitive, and we love the never-ending dramas so much that the truth seems incomplete or better still, nonexistent. The search never ends. There are many conspiracy theories which are yet to be proven -- beyond all reasonable doubts. These include a wide range of true life events which might have actually … Continue reading Food-for-Thought: Top Conspiracy Theories you should know
* By Peter Bergen CNN National Security Analyst Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." For more analysis of the jihadist threat today read … Continue reading 9/11: Osama bin Laden’s spectacular miscalculation.