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Monday, September 15, 2008

FBI File photo of bin Laden.

Ten years of messages and interviews with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden have been leaked. Translated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the documents were posted on a blog Friday.

Posted to Secrecy News blog on September 12, and copied to similar sites including Wikileaks.org, the ten years of messages span from 1994-2004. The packet, issued in 2004, is nearly 300 pages, and labeled “official use only”. It was translated by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a division of the CIA, and includes interviews with bin Laden from various news agencies and also includes messages he sent directly to the United States.

One message includes bin Laden’s denial of having anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

NATO official: Bin Laden living comfortably in Pakistan

By Zachary Roth zachary Roth Mon Oct 18, 12:03 pm ET

Osama Bin LadenOsama bin Laden is living comfortably in northwest Pakistan, protected by local tribespeople and some members of the country’s intelligence service, a NATO official has told CNN. The news undercuts the U.S. government’s depiction of the al-Qaida leader as on the run, one terror expert tells The Upshot.

U.S. intelligence officials have long believed that bin Laden is living in the remote tribal region of northwest Pakistan. But at times, the government has also claimed that the al-Qaida leader has had to move frequently from one safehouse to another, impairing his ability to plot attacks.

The NATO official’s comments undermine that claim, Michael Scheuer, a former special adviser to the chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, told The Upshot. “It exposes the lie that Bush and Obama have been telling us since 9/11, that he was running from rock to rock and cave to cave,” Scheuer said.

[Photos: More images of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden] Read the rest of this entry »

Abdul Saleeb, Norman L. Geisler

Features

244 From the Christian Research Journal, issue 24-04, Left Behind.

Part TWO

As the world’s second largest and fastest-growing religion, Islam presents a major evangelistic challenge to Christians, both on the mission field and through the ever-increasing presence of Muslims in Western lands. Since September 11, the importance of Christians individually developing an informed and appropriate response to Islam has been undeniable. The purpose of this two-part series is to provide Christians with a good place to start. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph P. Gudel

News Watch

251 From the Christian Research Journal, issue 25-01, After-Death Communication.

This issue is no longer available for purchase.

Is the Islamic faith a violent religion? Are all Muslims radical militants ready to wage jihad (holy war) against the West? Just what is Islam, and who are the Muslims? These are only a few of a multitude of questions culled from the vortex of the tragic events of 9/11. Since that infamous day, how have Muslims answered these questions? What have the secular media and the various Christian groups been saying as well? Read the rest of this entry »

Helen Louise Herndon

Viewpoints

251 From the Christian Research Journal, issue 25-01, After-Death Communication.

This issue is no longer available for purchase.

Since September 11, scores of commentaries have been written about terrorism and Islam, many from Christian leaders. It is remarkable how writers unfamiliar with the Arabic language have ventured comments, if not judgments, relating to the term Allah. It is as if anything to do with Allah must be demonized in order for us to feel righteous and justified. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding and Reaching Muslims (Part One)
Abdul Saleeb, Norman L. Geisler

As the world’s second largest and fastest-growing religion, Islam presents a major evangelistic challenge to Christians, both on the mission field and through the ever-increasing presence of Muslims in Western lands. Since September 11 the importance of Christians individually developing an informed and appropriate response to Islam has been undeniable. The purpose of this two-part series is to provide Christians with a good place to start. Read the rest of this entry »

By Bojidar Marinov | Published: August 18, 2010

Ibn Warraq is a modern hero.

Today, it doesn’t take too much for a Muslim or a former Muslim to get killed by other Muslims, even in the West. For divorcing her highly abusive husband, a Muslim woman can get decapitated even in the middle of Buffalo, NY. Or a girl can get shot for posting on Facebook. If such small quiet personal acts are sufficient to trigger the religious fury of faithful Muslims and make them murderers, public criticism of Islam surely must deserve much worse. Especially when it comes from a self-professed apostate from Islam.

That’s who Ibn Warraq is: an apostate from the Muslim faith, writer, publicist, outspoken critic of Islam. He has deserved death at the hands of other Muslims numerous times. And he knows it. But he persists in telling the truth about Islam, knowing well that this puts his life in danger. He is a true hero. Read the rest of this entry »

After defeating their rivals in Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, Muslim extremists are focusing their attacks on Christians in Gaza City. Christians in Gaza City have issued an appeal to the international community and a plea for protection against the increased attacks by Muslim extremists. Read the rest of this entry »