NEWS & ANALYSIS

Jihad's Third Generation of Terror

Bolstered by the power of the Internet, Western governments have more to fear from "homegrown wannabes" than the core of al Qaeda, an influential terrorist expert warns.

Indian Muslims Denounce Terrorism as Un-Islamic

A new declaration adopted by 10,000 participants from 6,000 religious schools says "Islam prohibits killing of innocent people."

Bali's Antiterrorist Fisherman

Police in Bali are using fishermen to watch the island's shoreline for terrorist activity.

Germany Vaults to Top of al Qaeda's Hit List

German officials fear the domestic security situation has deteriorated as the threat of homegrown terrorism has increased.

Norway Faces Rising Jihadist Threat

Norway's new troop contribution to the NATO peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan increases its chance of becoming a victim of jihadist terrorism, says a new police intelligence report.

Report: Threat to Nuclear Reactors Underestimated

A new report finds that the risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus have been underestimated.

Chertoff: U.S. Backsliding on Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the U.S. could be falling behind on homeland security.

Virtual Worlds May Be Used as Spy Hubs

Intelligence officials are concerned that online worlds such as "Second Life" may make attractive terrorist hubs.

Intelligence Chief Discusses Annual Threat Assessment with Congress

Speaking before a Senate Committee, the head of U.S. Intelligence discussed the continuing threat from al Qaeda as well as concerns about political instability, WMD, and other issues.

FBI Planning Massive Biometric Database

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to create a major database of physical characteristics in an attempt to better identify criminals and terrorists.
 




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