Al Qaeda Using Google Maps to Plan Jihadist Attacks

The al Qaeda terror organization is using Google Maps to plan precision jihadist attacks across the Middle East, according to a new propaganda video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula that features a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who has since returned to the terror group after being freed from the prison, according to a new report from a regional media monitoring organization.

Ex-DEA Agent: U.S. Failing to Share Intel in Terror Cases Five Years After Boston

Boston Marathon bombing

Five years after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon left three people dead and hundreds more injured, the U.S. counterterrorism community is still failing to share critical information with law enforcement officers that could prevent similar attacks, according to a former Drug Enforcement Administration special agent.

‘Pushing Back on Iran’: One Expert’s Strategy to Confront the Islamic Republic

Haunting scenes of children gasping for air during the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma earlier this month have prompted calls to punish Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. Often lost in the fury over the attack, however, is the fact that Assad’s war machine is entirely dependent on Iran (and, to a lesser extent, Russia).

How the Media Have Misleadingly Covered the Gaza Border Violence

Hamas militants

“‘I don’t want this life’: 10 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army on Gaza border,” read a Washington Post headline from Friday. That headline—later changed with updated figures to a more neutral: “Fifteen Gazans dead after Israeli army, Palestinians clash at border fence, officials say”—used part of a quote from 22-year-old Yahya Abu Assar, a Palestinian living in the Gaza Strip who added, “I want to be shot.”

Palestinian Government Still Paying Terrorists With U.S. Taxpayer Funds, Defying U.S. Law

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian Authority is continuing to pay out salaries to convicted terrorists using funds provided by the American taxpayer, a policy that defies a recent U.S. law mandating the PA stop these subsidies or face a cutoff in U.S. aid dollars, according to U.S. and Israeli lawmakers who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Report: Governments Increasingly Use Counterterrorism Laws as Means to Curb Human Rights

Bahraini protesters

Government leaders across the world have relied on overbroad, self-serving definitions of “terrorism” to craft counterterrorism policies that could lead to the repression of basic human rights like freedom of speech, according to a new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.