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  • Al Shabaab Operative Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 111 Months in Prison...

    03/27/2013 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/al-shabaab-operative-sentenced-in-manhattan-federal-court-to-111-months-in-prison-for-conspiring-to-support-and-receive-military-type-training-from-a-foreign-terrorist-organization Al Shabaab Operative Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 111 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Support and Receive Military-Type Training from a Foreign Terrorist Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office March 27, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 111 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to and to receive military-type training from al Shabaab, a terrorist organization based in Somalia. The U.S. Department of...
  • Fareed Zakaria and Harvard's Culture of Corruption: 3.0 ( A whole lotta Plagiarism going on)

    08/14/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jack Cashill
    First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book,Deconstructing Obama. But as still another Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud, I feel compelled to keep updating my scorecard. The culprit this time is the painfully smug Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, Time Magazine columnist, and Harvard Ph.D. Not surprisingly, Harvard Law's own Barack Obama is a Zakaria fan. In a famous photo, the president is seen holding a copy of Zakaria's book, The Post-American World, a world that...
  • Time, CNN Suspend Columnist Zakaria (Plagiarism Charge)

    08/12/2012 2:23:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Wall street Journal ^ | August 10 , 2012 | KEACH HAGEY
    Both Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria following the revelation of similarities between his recent writing for both news organizations on gun control and another reporter's writing in the New Yorker. Newsbusters, a conservative media watchdog, flagged on Friday morning close parallels between a paragraph in an article in Mr. Zakaria's most recent column, about gun control, and an April 23 essay in the New Yorker by Jill Lepore. Fareed Zakaria at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards in New York in May. Mr. Zakaria issued a statement on Friday conceding "I made a terrible mistake. It is...
  • Fareed Zakaria vs. Guns (Why the Time Magazine article : “The case for gun control” is dishonest)

    08/10/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Fareed Zakaria has tried to make “The Case for Gun Control” in Time. The results are not pretty. Virtually every argument he makes misrepresents the underlying data. After a lead that cites the Sikh-temple shooting, the Aurora massacre, and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, Zakaria trots out the usual international comparisons: “The gun-homicide rate per capita in the U.S. is 30 times that of Britain and Australia, 10 times that of India and four times that of Switzerland. When confronted with such a large deviation, a scholar would ask, Does America have some potential cause for this...
  • Time Magazine suspends Fareed Zakaria

    08/10/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Time Magazine has announced that it will suspend columnist Fareed Zakaria following his admission of plagiraism earlier this afternoon. "TIME accepts Fareed's apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed's column for a month, pending further review." CNN, where Zakaria hosts a show, has yet to respond to a request for comment regarding Zakaria's admission of plagiarism. Earlier this afternoon, Zakaria released a statement...
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Fareed Zakaria Asks George Soros 'Will You Create a Super PAC to Help President Obama?'

    02/12/2012 9:26:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/12/12 | Noel Sheppard
    As hard as it may be to believe, CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday actually tried to raise money for the reelection of the current White House resident. Speaking with billionaire George Soros on the program bearing his name, Zakaria asked, "Will you create a Super PAC to help President Obama?" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Fareed Zakaria : You Know, We Are Being Way Too Hard On Iran

    10/27/2011 3:05:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 10/27/11 | DrewM
    Fareed Zakaria : You Know, We Are Being Way Too Hard On Iran I honestly don't understand how some people come by a reputation as a serious thinker. Exhibit Number 1, Fareed Zakaria, who I like to think of as a younger and dumber Tom Friedman. He knows exactly what the problem with our Iran policy is...Obama won't talk to them. Early in the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama signaled that he was going to break with the Bush administration’s Manichean foreign policy. The topic was Iran. He explained repeatedly that the Bush policy of simply pressuring Iran was not...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Americans should give half of inheritance to government

    10/23/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT · by martosko · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Time magazine columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax reform plan is “sloppy and, in parts, bizarre.” So he offered his own version of a tax reform plan in his weekly column in Time. In it, Zakaria argues that Americans should give the federal government half of what they inherit. “I would enact a 50 percent inheritance tax, because nothing is more un-American than an inherited elite that perpetuates itself,” Zakaria wrote for the magazine.
  • Fareed Zakaria: Fox Viewers Don't Watch CNN - Our Competition is NPR and NYT

    07/02/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 02, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's Fareed Zakaria made a bit of a Kinsley gaffe Friday. On NPR's "Morning Edition," Zakaria said, "The people who watch Fox are not going to watch CNN...Our competitors should properly be The New York Times, the BBC, NPR"
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: It's 'Strange' to Expect Him Not to Advise Obama and Then Praise Him on TV

    06/26/2011 10:33:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | June 26, 2011 | Tim Graham
    Journalists in Washington don’t want just to write. They want the top government officials to take their advice, to use their wisdom to govern. Here’s what happens next: a dance between journalist and government official to build a mutually beneficial relationship. The official provides access, makes the journalist feel important and consulted, and then the journalist announces that the official is wise and is making all the right moves. This is exactly what CNN host and Time columnist Fareed Zakaria has been doing with President Obama. He’s advising Obama (informally, of course) and then going on CNN and declaring the...
  • CNN's Zakaria: Couldn't He Just Call Netanyahu a Slut?

    05/28/2011 10:50:43 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2011 | William Tate
    Just when you thought the Obama-Kool-Aid-swilling media couldn't sink any further into their foul muck, along comes ersatz expert-on-everything and Obama sycophant Fareed Zakaria. Attempting to defend Obama's imperious effort to force Israel back inside its indefensible pre-1967 borders, Zakaria has tried to link Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with a central figure in one of the most vicious anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli regimes in history.
  • CNN's Zakaria: Couldn't He Just Call Netanyahu a Slut?

    05/28/2011 7:52:03 AM PDT · by NMRed · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/28/2011 | William Tate
    Just when you thought the Obama-Kool-Aid-swilling media couldn't sink any further into their foul muck, along comes ersatz expert-on-everything and Obama sycophant Fareed Zakaria. Attempting to defend Obama's imperious effort to force Israel back inside its indefensible pre-1967 borders, Zakaria has tried to link Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with a central figure in one of the most vicious anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli regimes in history.
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Fareed Zakaria Of Being An “Out And Out America Basher”

    02/22/2011 4:39:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2-22-11 | Jon Bershad
    On Glenn Beck’s television show yesterday, he brought up one of his favorite pieces of literature, Cass Sunstein’s 2008 essay on conspiracy theorists (PDF) which lists ways the government might combat them. One suggestion advises the government to “hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.” On today’s radio show, Beck told us who one of these private parties might be; none other than Fareed Zakaria. A few months ago, Zakaria took umbrage with Beck’s assertion that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. However, Zakaria really got on Glenn Beck’s bad side this weekend with his interview with perennial enemy of...
  • Terror's Natural Predators

    09/14/2010 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | September 14, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Defense: Some are now saying al-Qaida is weak and we overreacted after 9/11. Al-Qaida is weak because of our reaction and a tool that shows that America and its technology is alive and well. The latest chapter in the mainstream media's revisionist history of the war on terror is the recent claim by Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria that al-Qaida was and "is simply not that deadly a threat," and that after a spectacular success on 9/11 is reduced to recruiting a radicalized young man over the Internet and teaching "him to stuff his underwear with explosives." In saying we've "overreacted," Zakaria...
  • Time to declare war on Israel

    09/13/2010 1:53:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    Portal of Ideas ^ | 9-13-2010 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Monday, September 13, 2010 Time to Declare War on Israel This article was written by A. Barton Hinkle and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 10, 2010.The latest issue of Time purports to explain "Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace." (Hint: Blame the money-grubbing Jews!) There will be earnest efforts to point out why this is nonsense, but they will fall on deaf ears. These days a defense of Israel requires stronger measures. And perhaps nothing could do Israel more good than for the United States to declare war on it. After all, if you want to win the...
  • The End of TIME

    09/12/2010 9:26:57 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 20 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-13-10 | stolinsky
    For decades, Time magazine was a valued weekly source of news. But in recent years − with cable news, talk radio and the Internet − it became redundant. Now, however, it is making itself objectionable. That’s why I have resolved not to buy it again. Two weeks ago, Time’s cover accused America of Islamophobia. First, does Time mean all 310 million Americans, or even most of them? If so, the cover is deceptive and defamatory. Yes, some Americans, and some citizens of all nations, are guilty of any misdeed you can name. But why does Time indict our entire nation?...
  • Time Magazine: Listen Up, Dummies! Obama's Stimulus ‘Clearly Helped’

    09/11/2010 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    JWR ^ | 09.09.10 | Larry Elder
    Americans, says Time magazine, are too dumb to appreciate the wonders of President Barack Obama's $787 billion "stimulus" package. Gobsmacked by polls that show Americans don't believe government is smart enough to take money from taxpayers and give it to those it considers deserving, Time says: Voters tell "pollsters that even programs that have clearly helped (emphasis added) the economy, like the $787 billion stimulus, did no such thing."
  • Fareed Zakaria Is A Blowhard

    09/07/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-07-10 | Curt
    Fareed Zakaria is commonly referred to as brilliant, but I think his brilliance is principally based in his ability to find the front of a parade and lecture everyone else about their shortcomings in the comfort of retrospection. He has a new article in Newsweak called "What America Has Lost." The bottom line of the article? The error this time is more damaging. September 11 was a shock to the American psyche and the American system. As a result, we overreacted. We overreacted to 9-11. Hmmm. 9-11 was a failure of intelligence, a failure of vigilance. We desperately needed to...
  • What America Has Lost, It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11

    09/05/2010 12:46:49 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 101 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    by Fareed Zakaria September 04, 2010 Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While it has inspired a few much smaller attacks by local jihadis, it has been unable to execute a single one itself. Today, Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and...
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire(Video, CNN's Fareed Zakaria)

    08/01/2010 10:39:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies · 8+ views
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video of FAREED'S TAKE: CNN's Fareed Zakaria says the easiest way to cut the deficit is to let the Bush tax cuts expire.
  • Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki

    05/24/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT · by jveritas · 85 replies · 2,681+ views
    May 24 2010 | jveritas
    In his most recent interview with an Al Qaeda media outlet terrorist “Anwar Al Awlaki” the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes. He also said that both terrorists “Nidal Hassan” who killed 13 of our troops at Fort Hood and “Omar Farouk Abd Al Moutaleb” who had the failed terrorist attack on the...
  • Newsweek Declares The War On Terror Is Over!

    03/06/2010 6:18:23 PM PST · by callisto · 47 replies · 1,270+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | March 6, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    Have you heard? The War on Terror is over! In one of the most asinine statements by a “post-American” progressive, Newsweek editor and CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria declares Islamist extremism is defeated. After telling Americans last year to “learn to live with radical Islam,” Zakaria proclaims, “The enemy is not vast; the swamp is being drained. Al Qaeda has already lost in the realm of ideology. What remains is the battle to defeat it in the nooks, crannies, and crevices of the real world.” “The focus of our concern now is not a broad political movement but a handful of...
  • George Soros Declares a 'Bankruptcy' of Free-Market Capitalism

    03/01/2010 11:56:18 AM PST · by 198ml · 33 replies · 882+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/1/10 | Anthony Kang
    You'd think the money man behind an array of left wing organizations wouldn't need CNN to get out his message about the death and "bankruptcy" of free-market capitalism, but there was left-wing billionaire and financier George Soros on "GPS" Feb.18 Interviewed by Fareed Zakaria, Soros said he disagreed with President Obama's decision to bail out the banks. Soros would have nationalized them. Soros also advocated for capping CEO pay, and imposing additional taxes on financial transactions and for banks based on size. Zakaria offered praise for Obama, saying "You can look at any (issue) all by itself, but I think...
  • TWO THREADS ABOUT AMBUSHES [Jihadis talking about ambushes]

    02/22/2010 10:05:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 465+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | 22 February 2010 | n/a
    Two Threads About Ambushes
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • CNN Host Fareed Zakaria Influences Yale to Drop Muslim Cartoons

    09/08/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 24 replies · 866+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 8Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    So called "moderate" Muslim CNN host Fareed Zakaria, has helped influence Yale University to remove cartoons of Mohammad in an upcoming book. His reasoning was that the cartoons are "clear threat of violence and loss of life." Well Mr. Zakaria, are the 35 Islamic terrorist training camps in America a clear threat of violence? I don't see you complaining about them.
  • Palin and Obama: A tale of two books

    08/04/2009 5:53:51 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies · 445+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 8/4/2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    If it’s to be believed that we are what we read, the picture of two divergent leaders is revealing their core. Recently Sarah Palin was seen holding the book Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin. Obama was pictured toting the tome, The Post-American World penned by Fareed Zakaria. In a crossroads of American Politics, two paths have converged, one on the outside looking in and the other still in the Everest of power peaks. One is an eviscerated enigma to some and an outstanding leader and hero to others. The other is the President of the...
  • "The Post-American World" (BO Book Selection)

    07/25/2009 7:48:08 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies · 197+ views
    fareed zakaria ^ | fareed zakaria
    In The New York Times bestseller, The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria argues that the "rise of the rest" is the great story of our time. Now available in paperback with an all-new preface. "This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures....
  • Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria's Parallel Universe

    05/04/2009 8:41:09 AM PDT · by jwb0581 · 3 replies · 453+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Fareed Zakaria
    Anyone else catch Fareed Zakaria's Newsweek column about Obama's GREAT first 100 days? "What Obama has been able to accomplish in his first 100 days is enough to make any president envious."Is Zakaria living in a parallel universe? No mention of: -the Steve Croft interview in which Obama appeared high on something and laughed uncontrollably at the state of the economy -the offensive Special Olympics joke -the bow to the king of Saudi Arabia -the bro handshake and ear to ear smiles with Hugo Chavez, and what that did to the psyche of Chavez's opposition in Venezuela -unprecedented growth in...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Obama 'Failing' as Leader of Free World

    04/03/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 2,225+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/3/2009 | Matthew Balan
    In an interview on CNN.com on Friday titled “Zakaria: Obama disappoints as world leader,” author and CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria threw cold water on the media’s laudatory coverage of President Obama’s trip to Europe: “Although he brought a lot of star power -- the talk of the week -- at least in certain circles in Washington, New York and London -- has been that President Obama is failing in his role as leader of the free world.” He cited a columnist overseas to support his opinion, something that hasn’t really been done in the media’s coverage of the trip. Zakaria...
  • Obama and Declinism

    10/31/2008 6:40:28 AM PDT · by Jbny · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10/31/08 | Abe Greenwald
    Robert Kagan can’t understand why declinists, such as Fareed Zakaria and Francis Fukuyama, assume Barack Obama shares their pessimism about America. He writes of Obama: “His view of America’s future, at least as expressed in this campaign, has been appropriately optimistic, which is why he is doing well in the polls.” It’s an interesting point. But Obama’s message is only optimistic in that it takes for granted that the U.S. has already hit rock bottom. You can pick an Obama stump speech at random and find multiple references to America’s broken promises, failed ideals, dejected citizens, and disappointed friends. Obama’s...
  • What Bush got right (Barf Alert -- article not what headline suggests)

    08/10/2008 3:03:47 PM PDT · by libh8er · 9 replies · 100+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8-9-2008 | Fareed Zakaria
    Compared with the flutters and flurries of the near-daily polls in the presidential race, one set of numbers has stayed fixed for months, even years. President George W. Bush now enters his 23rd consecutive month with an approval rating under 40 percent. (It currently stands at 32 percent.) No matter what he does, or what happens in the world, the public seems to have decided that Bush has been a failure. As a result, both candidates are promising a change from the Bush presidency. Barack Obama, of course, promises a wholly different approach to the world. But even Bush's fellow...
  • Zakaria: Obama would be good for U.S. image abroad

    06/06/2008 8:11:31 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 59 replies · 147+ views
    Zakaria: There's no question that Sen. Obama winning would have an impact on America's image for the better. It would boost America's image, it would give people a sense of the promise of America, the "only in America" type of story. The question is, really: Is this going to be more than a momentary boost? And my suspicion is that it will not last unless there are policies that pursue a very different course than we've been pursuing.
  • 'Newsweek' Editor Declares Era of 'American Exceptionalism is Over'

    05/05/2008 11:50:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 118 replies · 377+ views
    News Busters. ^ | May 5, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    NBC's "Today" show invited on "Newsweek International" editor Fareed Zakaria to promote his book "The Post-American World," on Monday's show and during his segment the author depicted the United States as a nation in decline as he declared the "era" of "'American exceptionalism' is over." As examples of America's declining standing in the world the "Newsweek" editor cited such facts as China now having the "Largest ferris wheel in the world," Minneapolis' "Mall of America" no longer being the largest in the world and Macau having surpassed Las Vegas in the size of their casinos.
  • Islam’s ‘Public Enemy #1’

    03/26/2008 5:27:32 PM PDT · by nosofar · 10 replies · 456+ views
    nationalreviewonline ^ | March 25, 2008 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Though he is little known in the West, Coptic priest Zakaria Botros — named Islam’s “Public Enemy #1” by the Arabic newspaper, al-Insan al-Jadid — has been making waves in the Islamic world. Along with fellow missionaries — mostly Muslim converts — he appears frequently on the Arabic channel al-Hayat (i.e., “Life TV”). There, he addresses controversial topics of theological significance — free from the censorship imposed by Islamic authorities or self-imposed through fear of the zealous mobs who fulminated against the infamous cartoons of Mohammed. Botros’s excurses on little-known but embarrassing aspects of Islamic law and tradition have become...
  • Talking Truth to the Muslim World (priest's message rocks Muslim world)

    10/07/2006 6:56:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 4,047+ views
    CBN News ^ | October 2006 | Steve Little
    Father Zakaria Boutros Father Zakaria Boutros looks like a mild-mannered, unassuming priest. But his message is rocking much of the Muslim world.His television program called 'Truth Talk' is broadcast daily into the Middle East over the Al-Hiyat satellite channel. On it, he challenges Muslims to examine what he says are inconsistencies in Islamic doctrine – inconsistencies that he says Muslim leaders don't want exposed and ordinary Muslims are told never to question.“Islam cannot stand in front of intellectual questions and no one can understand because of contradictions in Koran, contradictions in Hadith, contradictions and false doctrines. So they don't...
  • The al-Qaeda pilot who got cold feet

    02/11/2006 4:06:17 AM PST · by Neville72 · 17 replies · 795+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/10/2006 | Simon Freeman
    A Malaysian pilot recruited by al-Qaeda to fly a hijacked airliner into the tallest building on the US West Coast pulled out of the plot when he realised it was a suicide mission, security officials in South-East Asia said today. Further details emerged of the plan to target the iconic 73-storey US Bank Building in Los Angeles, revealed by President Bush yesterday in an address to rally support for the War on Terror. Terrorism experts in Malaysia said that Zaini Zakaria, an engineer, was among three men being trained to launch the planned second-wave of Osama bin Laden's assault on...
  • The al-Qaeda pilot who got cold feet (about LA attack)

    02/10/2006 8:33:58 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 47 replies · 2,089+ views
    UK Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2006 | Simon Freeman
    A Malaysian pilot recruited by al-Qaeda to fly a hijacked airliner into the tallest building on the US West Coast pulled out of the plot when he realised it was a suicide mission, security officials in South-East Asia said today. Further details emerged of the plan to target the iconic 73-storey US Bank Building in Los Angeles, revealed by President Bush yesterday in an address to rally support for the War on Terror. Terrorism experts in Malaysia said that Zaini Zakaria, an engineer, was among three men being trained to launch the planned second-wave of Osama bin Laden's assault on...
  • Officials: Malaysian pulled out of L.A. terror plot after seeing 9/11 carnage

    02/10/2006 9:48:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 804+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/10/06 | Sean Yoong - ap
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian recruited by al-Qaeda to pilot a plane in a second wave of Sept. 11-style attacks on the United States pulled out after observing the carnage of the 2001 assaults, Southeast Asian officials said Friday. President Bush on Thursday outlined details of an alleged plot to hijack an airliner and fly it into a skyscraper in Los Angeles. He said cooperation between Washington and several Asian countries helped expose it. The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution. Scores of arrests in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
  • CIA couple outed by 5-year-old son

    12/29/2005 1:14:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 126 replies · 5,409+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Dec 29, 2005 | Tabassum Zakaria
    The Washington couple at the heart of the CIA leak investigation had their cover blown by their small son as they tried to sneak away on vacation on Thursday. "My daddy's famous, my mommy's a secret spy," declared the 5-year-old of his parents, former diplomat Joe Wilson and retired CIA operative Valerie Plame. The former spy, who just retired from the agency, and the diplomat have been at the center of a CIA leak scandal that has reached into the White House. They said they were headed to an undisclosed vacation location with their twins but stopped for a brief...
  • Uncle Sam: Jekyll or Hyde?

    05/31/2005 1:44:36 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 20 replies · 699+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 6 issue | Fareed Zakaria
    Zakaria: I think that the Bush administration has a Jekyll-and-Hyde problem—a contradictory attitude toward the war on terror. On the one hand it has wholeheartedly embraced the view that America must change its image in the Muslim world. It wants to stop being seen as the supporter of Muslim tyrants and instead become the champion of Muslim freedoms. President Bush and his secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, are transforming American policy in this realm, and while some of the implementation has been spotty, the general thrust is clear and laudable. For this they deserve more credit than they have generally...
  • Sherlock Holmes and me - (Barbara J. Stock on Ali Sina's debate w. hardcore Islamist)

    03/13/2005 7:32:11 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 183 replies · 3,863+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.US ^ | MARCH 12, 2005 | BARBARA J. STOCK
    Professor Moriarty had Sherlock Holmes. Police Commissioner Dreyfus had Clouseau. Boris and Natasha had Rocky and Bullwinkle. Yamin Zakaria has me. Who is Yamin Zakaria? Anyone who has followed my columns will remember Behold the Face of Islam and Followers of Islam: Can You See the Blood on Your Hands. Both were dedicated to, and about, the Islamic hate that is Mr. Yamin Zakaria. Yamin is a London-based writer and avowed supporter of Islamic terrorists. Consider this the third in a trilogy about the mindless meanderings of one Mr. Yamin Zakaria. Yes, you are entering the Twilight Zone. Welcome to...
  • Report: 18,000 al Qaeda fighters

    05/25/2004 7:31:17 PM PDT · by Gdzine · 36 replies · 297+ views
    CNN ^ | May 25th, 2004 | CNN
    LONDON, England (AP) -- Despite losses around the world, al Qaeda has more than 18,000 potential terrorists, and its ranks are growing because of the conflict in Iraq, a leading think tank warned Tuesday. Al Qaeda still has a functioning leadership despite the death or capture of key figures, and estimates suggest al Qaeda operates in more than 60 nations around the world, the International Institute of Strategic Studies said in its Strategic Survey 2003-4. The terrorist group poses a growing threat to Western interests and attacks are likely to increase, the institute said. "Al Qaeda must be expected to...
  • Pundit suggests Fareed Zakaria could be a good candidate for Secretary of State

    04/26/2003 12:48:35 AM PDT · by risk · 9 replies · 379+ views
    New York Magazine (online Metro) ^ | April 21, 2003 | Marion Maneker
    Man of the World Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria has the perfect intellectual pedigree (Indian-born, educated at Harvard, conservative) for a fast-changing world, and the kinds of friends in high places who can push a career into overdrive. The first Muslim secretary of State? Don’t bet against it. By Marion Maneker “‘My friends all say i’m going to be Secretary of State,” fareed Zakaria muses from a banquette in the Grill Room at The Four Seasons. “But I don’t see how that would be much different from the job I have now.” The 39-year-old Newsweek foreign-affairs columnist is about to expand...