Category Archives: Terrorism

Al Jazeera Declines Jihadist Snuff Video

by Gabby LaVerghetta If a news organization is in possession of authentic images or video footage of a newsworthy event, should it air them? The question is so intriguing because every scenario must be evaluated individually. Al Jazeera faced such … Continue reading

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Sarkozy Blames the Internet for Jihadist Violence

by Rick Rockwell French President Nicolas Sarkozy is winning plaudits for his handling of the killing spree that gripped Toulouse, France last week.  By taking a strong stand to bolster a grieving nation and pushing his security forces to their … Continue reading

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The Best of the Homeland Security Reading List

by Rick Rockwell These days in the post-Sept. 11 world it should come as no surprise that big brother is watching.  One example:  last week’s revelation that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regularly monitors various online media sources. One … Continue reading

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Kenya: Declaring War via Twitter

by Ginnie Seger All that is needed to announce an eminent attack are 140 characters. This is the case for Kenya, which announced via Twitter, its intent to attack Somalia. On November 1, Major Emmanuel Chirchir, an official in the … Continue reading

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