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FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’

The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”

At the Bureau’s...

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U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11

RAND Abstract

"In light of 9/11 and the war on terrorism, it is important for U.S. leaders to develop a shaping strategy toward the Muslim world. This study describes a framework to identify major ideological orientations within Islam, examines critical cleavages between Muslim groups, and traces the long-term and immediate...

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RAND: Building Moderate Muslim Networks

Read one of the key documents on which the U.S. strategy towards Muslims is built on:

RAND Research Brief: Over the past two decades, radical and dogmatic interpretations of Islam have gained ground in many Muslim societies. Through the threat of violence, radical Islamists have intimidated or silenced moderate and liberal...

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One Year Since Cairo

By Dr. Abdul Muni’im Aboul Futouh*

It has been one year since President Obama gave his speech to the Muslim World at Cairo University. President Obama stressed that there is no animosity between the United States and the Muslim World, and that he wants to turn a new page with Muslims.

We waited to see President Obama’s...

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Did US Succeed In Buying Out Parts Of Pakistani Media?

A Pakistani newspaper bans a Pakistani columnist, telling her criticizing US government ‘is against editorial policy.’ One more sign of growing US government influence within Pakistani media.

SPECIAL REPORT with input from editorial director Gulpari Nazish Mehsud| Thursday | 17 March 2011
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Anne Patterson's 'Blackwater-Gate'

When people would obsess over the supposed clandestine take-over of Pakistan by the security firm formerly known as Blackwater (now Xe), I often wished that they be that animated over the problem of drinking water in our country.

I now feel that my dismissiveness was entirely wrong. It looked like a conspiracy theorist's dream to me...

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Ambassador Anne W. Patterson File Part 2

This Ambassador Is A Sore For US-Pakistani Relationship
February 8, 2010
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Ambassador Anne W. Patterson File Part 1

Who exactly is Ambassador Anne W. Patterson? This is the first in a series of TMFJ compilations of information regarding Mrs. Patterson and her involvements in foreign service.

Anne Woods Patterson (born 1949) is an American diplomat and career...

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