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Osama bin Laden: Martyr or Terrorist?

May 6, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

Al-Qaeda did not become the beacon to draw the masses as was hoped for by its leadership. Instead the organization attracted only misfits and oddballs who filled its ranks, manipulated and guided by CIA-trained Al-Qaeda operatives and fueled by a twisted interpretation of jihad.

Bin Laden Killed in U.S. Operation that Targeted Him in Pakistan

May 5, 2011 // Asharq Al-Awsat - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

The leader of the al-Qaida organization was killed in an operation led by the United States involving both American helicopters and ground-based troops in Pakistan on Sunday. This came as an end to around 10 years of pursuit of the ringleader of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. American officials announced [Read more]

The Osama Story Full of Holes

May 4, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

The man with a $ 25 million bounty on his head must have been suffering from dementia when he chose to quit his Afghan cave or mud hut in Waziristan for a house that stands out like a sore thumb in a small town housing a military academy. Most residents of upscale Abbottabad are in some way connected to the military; many are retired army officers.

Credibility at Stake

May 3, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

An urgent enquiry and if necessary a thorough overhaul of its intelligence services and its defense capabilities are the minimum required if Pakistan is to re-establish its international credibility.

He Espoused a Deviant Ideology

May 2, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

Islam prohibits war, participation in it and encouraging it, except for justifiable reasons, such as resistance to transgression and in self-defense as well as the defense of one's family, possessions, nation and religion. Holy Qur'an is very clear:

Arabs and Uncle Sam

May 1, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

So what explains this state of affairs even when the White House has a black president who has repeatedly sought a “new way forward” with the world’s Muslims? There’s a simple and one-word answer to this question: Israel.

Is Partnership with Interests or People?

April 26, 2011 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia

Their presence in Libya will provide them with flexibility to move around in Africa and an alternative ally in case Egypt were to be over-run by individuals who entertain anti-US sentiments.
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