An Islamic community leader in Australia said Wednesday on Sky News that a “good” person would not beat his wife unless it was a “last resort.”
The Trump administration will redesign a U.S. counterterrorism program created to combat radical ideologies so that it exclusively focuses on Islamist extremism, according to officials familiar with the change.
Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results.
One year after the Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, authorities have uncovered evidence revealing that shooter Syed Farook may have been set off after he had to attend a mandatory training session in a room adorned with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree.
The attacker who drove his car into pedestrians at Ohio State University on Monday before emerging to stab others with a knife was at the time enrolled in a class concerning microaggressions committed against Muslims.