The material witness law has existed in some form since 1789. But after Sept. 11, federal authorities began using it to seize someone suspected of ties to terrorism even when they had insufficient evidence to believe he had committed a crime.
Janet Phelan/PPJ Gazette “the planned use of water as a weapon, authorized under Section 817 of the U.S. Patriot Act. Section 817, The Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute, is authorizing the use of toxins (poisons) and delivery systems (wh
"The Ground Zero Mosque - Second Wave of the 911 Attacks" produced by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer First an Introduction Before I attended the screening and discussion last night in New York City I went back to read some of the articles a
The United States has entered into direct talks with leaders of the Taliban in Afghanistan, but contacts are exploratory and not yet a peace negotiation. The talks are to assess who in the Taliban leadership might engage in formal peace negotiations
Friday prayer in Tahrir Square to be led by the Muslim Brotherhood's "father figure" Yusuf al-Qaradawi There is nothing fatherly, moderate or democratic about this man unless the use of nuclear weapons against the "enemies" of Islam, support
A Somali pirate who kidnapped and brutalized the captain of a U.S.-flagged merchant ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison Wednesday by an emotional judge who told him he deserved a stiff punishment for lea
Agents thought they had solved the puzzle last year when they pinned the 2001 attacks on a deceased Fort Detrick scientist. But yet another new wrinkle emerged Tuesday, with a panel of prominent scientists casting doubt on key FBI scientific evidence
Listen up Glenn Beck: “Radical Islam” is a creature of the US military-industrial complex
Daniel Patrick Boyd filed a guilty plea to conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure people. Boyd is alleged to have led a group of six other men who were part of a home-grown terror cell in rural America
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned the threat of terrorism against the United States was in some ways "at its most heightened state" since the September 11, 2001 attacks. In addition to the threats by al Qaeda, the militant group beh
US counterterrorism officials need to move quickly to firm up relationships with veteran Mideast intelligence and security services in the aftermath of momentous changes, experts say. Lingering confusion over who will take the reins of power could ha
Not seeing the forest for the trees! Take your pick, but the bottom line is that the naysayers and apologists in Europe and in the United States need to see the facts for what they are. We are, on some real level, at risk! In our society and un
This documentary goes through the history of the famous Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, from his appointment by the British through the German-sponsored uprising in the late 1930's to the close cooperation between the Mufti and the Nazis.
The federal government designates the Super Bowl as a Level One security event. At this year's game, even people stuck outside the stadium will get a pat-down from a security guard.
Respected Michigan attorney and his wife have from the beginning stated they saw the bomber escorted through customs onto the plane by US personel. What do you think the odds are they will ever get to testify in court about this?
Security officials are warning the leaders of major Wall Street banks that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be trying to plan attacks against those financial institutions or their leading executives. Intelligence officials stressed the threats are ge
The State Department issued an updated warning on the "continuing threat of terrorist actions" for US citizens worldwide, and a second advisory cautioning travel to Britain. "Current information suggests Al-Qaeda plan terrorist attacks against US int
A man loaded his vehicle with explosives and was planning to attack one of the nation's largest mosques before law enforcement officers stopped him outside the facility as mourners gathered for a funeral, authorities say.
National security is the protection of the corporate federal government, and by extension multi-national corporations that benefit from their unfettered access to the government, from the people of the (50) sovereign but united states. We the people
A suicide bomber set off an explosion that ripped through Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, coating its international arrivals terminal in blood. The attack killed at least 31 people and wounded nearly 170, Russian officials said. The terminal a
A Northern Virginia teenager who had been barred from flying home from Kuwait landed in Washington on Friday morning, four weeks after being detained, allegedly beaten by Kuwait authorities and questioned by FBI agents about possible terrorist connec
Civil liberties groups allege that Mohamed's case is part of a pattern in which American citizens are barred from flying to the United States so they can be [beaten by foreign police and then] questioned overseas by U.S. agents without counsel.
FBI agents are checking a bombing attempt at a Martin Luther King Day parade where a backpack filled with sophisticated explosives was placed near the marchers' route. The bomb had a remote detonator and the ability to cause mass casualties
Yesterday, the FBI reported a backpack left along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., held a radio-controlled pipe bomb capable of inflicting multiple casualties. According to several sources including the FBI, three city wor
The jury had been deliberating over four days in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani when it sent a note to the judge, asking how much the defendant needed to know about Al Qaeda’s conspiracies to bomb and kill in order to be convicted.
An American teenager detained in Kuwait said he underwent a heated interrogation by F.B.I. agents for several hours on Wednesday, in a case that has renewed debate over the Obama administration’s expansion of the no-fly list after the attempted bombi
A senior Hamas leader on Thursday accused Israel of carrying out "countless holocausts" against the Palestinians while saying the Nazi genocide was a "lie."
A Pennsylvania man who has posted jihadi songs and pictures of himself in Nazi garb online allegedly bit two FBI agents and reached for a loaded gun when the agents attempted to question him.
Suhail Khan, a major Republican supporter of the Ground Zero mosque, has been lobbying GOP leaders on the Hill to back off their opposition. Despite his claim of being a 'moderate Muslim' newly discovered videos contradict this.
"If ballots don't work, bullets will," said Joyce Kaufman, meaning that strictly democratic processes may not be sufficient to enact the kind of governance she favors. Allen West advocated that patriots "take it to Lexington and Concord" -- "it