Tag Archives: terrorist

Do Targeted Killings by the US Violate International Law?

Post by Randall Ryder The White House recently took the unusual, and perhaps unprecedented, step of authorizing the targeted killing of US citizen with Al Qaeda ties. The citizen is believed to be somewhere in the Arabian peninsula. Given the international…

White House Approves Targeted Killing of US Citizen with Al Qaeda Ties

 The Obama Administration has taken the unusual step of approving the targeted killing of an American citizen with Al Qaeda ties. The cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is believed to be recruiting terrorists in Arabian Peninsula. The recruits are supposedly for attacks…

Bush Terrorist Surveillance Program Committed Illegal Wiretaps

A federal judge has ruled that certain terrorist surveillance efforts under former President Bush were illegal. The case at hand dealt with recording the phone calls of an Islamic charity and two attorneys without a warrant. The conversations were recorded…

Attempted NYC Subway Bomber Reaches Plea Deal in Civilian Court

Najibullah Zazi, accused of conspiring to detonate explosives on the New York City subway system, reached a plea deal in a federal court. Zazi admitted he conspired with Al Qaeda to detonate explosives in the subway system on the anniversary…

Will the Majority of Enemy Combatants Be Released?

If a recent report is any indication, the majority of enemy combatants being held "indefinitely" will be released if they decide to challenge their confinement. The report by the Washington Post, found that out of 41 prisoners who have challenged…

Pope says full body scanners violate personal integrity

During a meeting with members of the aerospace industry, Pope Benedict XVI voiced his displeasure over the proposed usage of full body scanners. The United States, and other countries, are expected to install scanners that scan through clothing, and effectively…

Do full body scanners at airports violate Islamic law?

Some Islamic groups are supporting a ruling that Muslims will be forbidden from passing through full body scanners based on a religious objection. The ruling is based on Islamic teachings that emphasize modesty, and viewing individuals as "nude" through body…

Off the hook? Former Department of Justice lawyers evade ethics review.

Two former department of justice lawyers should escape review from state bar ethics committees based on the finding of the new report that classified their actions as "poor judgment," rather than ethical misconduct. The two attorneys, Jay Bybee and John…

Where will the trial for the 9/11 plotters be held?

The Obama administration declared the 9/11 plotters will not be tried in civilian courts in New York, and they are considering alternative venues. Mayor Bloomberg of New York told the administration security alone would cost $200 million. Bloomberg had been…

Christmas Day Terrorist Given Miranda Warning After Talking With FBI

Christmas day terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab spoke with the FBI for over an hour before he was sedated, and then read his Miranda rights after the FBI decided he would no longer talk. After his explosive device misfired, Abdulmutallab was…