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Steve Clemons: US Bases Abroad Trigger Suicide Terrorism: Are There Other Options?
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Can it be that American military bases abroad, usually thought of as “stabilizers” in tough neighborhoods, are really the primary cause of radical terrorism against the US and its allies?

“Plot by Muslims to kill Pope’ another Islamophobic ploy
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The situation is just as bad or even worse in America as recent events revealed. The hysteria and outpouring of hate for Islam and Muslims had never been more evident than by the incidence of Qur’an burning and the debacle over the building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero.

EDL launches ‘European Defence League’, organises Amsterdam demo in support of Wilders
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The demonstration in Amsterdam is due to take place on 30 October, according to the EDL website. Mr Wilders heads to court at the end of next month on charges of inciting racism. The case begins 5 October, with a verdict expected 2 November.

‘Stealth jihad’ – a paranoid right-wing fantasy that demonises Muslims
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Here is the latest semantic assault from the party that brought you ‘Islamo-facism’ (circa 2005) and ‘Axis of Evil’ (2002). The term ‘stealth jihad’ is suddenly voguish among politically ambitious right wingers who see President Obama’s approach to terrorism as insufficient.

Obama Says Mosque Remarks Were Not Endorsement
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Faced with withering Republican criticism of his defense of the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near ground zero, President Obama quickly recalibrated his remarks on Saturday, a sign that he has waded into even more treacherous political waters than the White House had at first realized.