John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban, testified in federal court Monday in Indianapolis in an attempt to overturn a prison ban that he says severely restricts Muslim prayer. Lindh spent more than two hours on the witness stand in a lawsuit he filed against the warden and the federal […]
So what took al-Qaeda so long to replace Osama bin Laden?
In the days following the raid that discovered and killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistan’s top spymaster recalled that he had long made his feelings plain to his American allies.
The mass this Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach will be offered on behalf of five people. Only one of them is a recently deceased head of a global terrorist network.
The death of Osama bin Laden comes at a time when al-Qaeda in Iraq has been shifting strategies in an effort to recoup from years of setbacks.
In the days after the U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad when the whole world was wondering whether the Pakistanis had known all along that he was there I found myself reviewing my correspondence with officers of the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate
Osama bin Laden may have been found and killed in Pakistan, but that country’s leaders believe it wasn’t the only place where the al-Qaeda leader had traveled after fleeing Afghanistan in late 2001. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in an exclusive interview with TIME on Wednesday one of the first he has given since the raid on Abbottabad thinks bin Laden may have visited his ancestral homeland, Yemen, in search of a new bride
Osama bin Laden once crowed to an interviewer, “Believe me, when your children and your wife become part of your struggle, life becomes very enjoyable.” The late Al-Qaeda chief uttered those words before 9/11, when he was able to keep his four wives and many children living comfortably in separate houses across Afghanistan.
As the sun rose, the men from the raiding party chanted verses from the Qu’ran, spread their chequered scarves on the dirt, and prayed for Osama bin Laden’s swift passage to paradise.
Anyone hoping to see Pakistan’s civilian government hold the country’s powerful military establishment to account over Osama bin-Laden will have been disappointed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s speech Monday.