Posts Tagged ‘al qaeda

25
Jan
10

Is Osama bin Laden still relevant?

In an audio tape a man claiming to be Osama bin Laden has said he is responsibility for the failed attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day and warned Barack Obama that there will be further attacks on the United States.

The Obama administration said intelligence analysts had not confirmed that the al-Qaeda leader’s voice was on the tape and many bloggers are also sceptical of the claim. Continue reading ‘Is Osama bin Laden still relevant?’

28
Jul
09

On air: Is Islamic extremism Africa’s newest fear?

_46117397_bbc_arrests226150 people were killed in Northern Nigeria after two days of violence. Residents in the state of Borno said that Islamic militants burnt a police station, a church and a customs office early yesterday.

The group, which calls itself Taliban, emerged in Nigeria in 2004. It has never been clear if it has proper links to the Taliban in Afghanistan but its leaders profess allegiance to and admiration of Osama bin Laden. Continue reading ‘On air: Is Islamic extremism Africa’s newest fear?’

11
Sep
08

On air: Seven years on, is your world a safer place?

Today is one of those days in history. Many people can remember exactly what they were doing as the two planes struck the twin towers of the World Trade Centre seven years ago. Memorial services are being held across the world to mark the anniversary. But since 2001, what has changed for you? Continue reading ‘On air: Seven years on, is your world a safer place?’

30
May
08

On-Air; Time to talk to Al-Qaeda ?

He could become London’s top policeman, and he oversaw the end of the IRA ,  so people are taking the words of Sir Hugh Orde  seriously. He’s not the only prominent figure to suggest negotiating with the architects of 9/11, and numerous atrocities from Bali to Baghdad.
Continue reading ‘On-Air; Time to talk to Al-Qaeda ?’




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