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Blog: Worrisome curbs on free speech emerge since Modi's election

Earlier this month, Indian authorities arrested seven people for publishing a photo of India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, alongside figures such as George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, and Adolf Hitler, under the headline, "Negative Faces." The seven, who could face lengthy prison terms if convicted, are but the...

Demonic doll versus al Qaeda

In its campaign against al Qaeda, the CIA prototyped a creepy doll weapon. It was an Osama bin Laden action figure, and it offered an intriguing feature. Instead of a kung-fu action grip, The face of the figure was painted...

Obama’s Magical Symbolism

Barack Obama constantly takes himself prisoner and then magically wins his own release. Like Osama Bin-Laden, Barack Obama lives in a symbolic universe, thinking he is its center. It is a place where symbols and slogans trounce the messy details that afflict the lesser people Mr. Obama likes to call “the folks.” Bin-Laden once said […]


President Barack Obama bragged about killing Osama Bin-Laden, saying Al-Qaeda was virtually defeated, but maybe the gloating was out of place. “Osama Bin-Laden is dead, and Al-Qaeda is on the run,” claimed Obama, but Osama Bin-Laden has just reached back from the grave to laugh at Obama. Recent events show Osama’s recruits beat Obama’s rhetoric. […]

Pentagon Gets Busy Trademarking After Seeing Disney Try To Cash In On SEAL Team 6

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Three years ago, we wrote about how Disney applied for a trademark on "SEAL Team 6" just two days after the Navy SEAL's Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. While public outcry resulted in Disney dropping the trademark application a few weeks later, the situation apparently woke up some trademark lawyers at the Pentagon to get busy trademarking. Show More Summary

Freedom of the Press in the Post Snowden World

One reason it took the United States nearly ten years to find Osama bin Laden was that a newspaper published the fact that the United States was listening in on his phone calls to his mother and was thus able to guess his whereabouts. Show More Summary

NY: Osama Abdelfatah Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Osama Abdelfatah has been named a supervising scheduler in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Bin Laden Son-in-Law’s Attorney Agrees to Prison Time On Tax Charges

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was convicted in March of conspiring to kill Americans, told the court on Thursday that he did not want a new attorney ahead of his sentencing hearing even though his current lawyer just pleaded guilty to tax charges.

Holder Politicizes Terrorism Conviction…to the Benefit of the 9/11 Terrorists

Earlier this week, a jury in Manhattan federal court convicted Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, of al Qaeda’s conspiracy to mass-murder Americans, as well as providing material support to the terror network. I discussed the case here, and Ben Weiser’s report at the New York Times is here. The result is cause for celebration, including for those […]

Jury Convicts Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law in Terror Case

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to terrorists, one of the most prominent al Qaeda operatives to be convicted in a U.S. civilian court.

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law In Court For Terrorism Trial

Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law will appear in a Manhattan court Monday, to answer charges of conspiring to kill Americans in his role as an al-Qaeda spokesman. Prosecutors will try to convince an anonymous jury that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith...Show More Summary

KSM Testimony Side-Lined For Now in Terrorism Trial

For now, a 14-page declaration written by alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that lawyers for a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden say could exonerate their client will remain in a safe in Idaho.

Inside Roger Ailes' Fox News Suite (Photos)

The chairman and CEO of cable's top-rated news network opens the doors to his New York office, which includes such personal touches as a brick from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound and a football helmet signed by Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

Lawyer for Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Indicted on Tax Charges

The lawyer for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was indicted on Wednesday on tax charges. Stanley L. Cohen, a New York lawyer and political activist who represented Suleiman Abu Ghaith, was indicted for failing to pay more than $3 million in income to the IRS, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Kansas Airport

A Kansas man who police say cited Osama bin Laden as an inspiration was arrested Friday for allegedly plotting to detonate a car laden with explosives at the airport where he works, authorities said. Terry Lee Loewen, 58, was charged...Show More Summary

Mich. Man Demands $25M for Knowing bin Laden’s Location

A Michigan man has hired attorneys to try to collect $25 million after claiming to have tipped off federal officials the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. In a letter, sent by Chicago-based firm Loevy & Loevy to FBI Director James Comey, Grand...Show More Summary


It’s not true. The story about the Navy SEAL raid that got Osama bin Laden. And why doesn’t the public know about it? Because the news media has rolled over and played dead. That, basically, is what Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh has to say about that operation in particular. And the state of [...]

NYC Professor Grateful for Support After Bias Attack

10 months agoIndustries / Military : Battleland

(NEW YORK) — A Columbia University professor says he’s overwhelmed by the support he’s received after he was attacked in upper Manhattan by a group of young men who called him “Osama” and a “terrorist.” Prabhjot Singh (PRUHB’-joht sihng) spoke to reporters on Monday despite a fractured lower jaw. Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden burial info to stay secret

A # judge has denied a #FOIA request for documents concerning the funeral service for Osama bin Laden. In a seven-page decision made available Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon sided with the U.S. Navy in denying the full Freedom...

DOJ Wins Fight Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Obama administrative gave the filmmakers behind Zero Dark Thirty inside access to interview key players in the raid that would end in the death of Osama bin Laden. Does that render the names of those officers public record? According...

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