The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Crown Prince Abdullah yesterday emphasized that Saudi Arabia would go ahead with its nationwide campaign to rid the country of all extremists and sought full cooperation of Saudis in the ongoing battle against terror. (Arab News)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Days of Plunder

Coalition forces are doing little to prevent the widespread looting and destruction of Iraq's world-famous historical sites. (Guardian)

Military Must Squarely Face New 'My Lai'

For the present generation of American soldiers, Abu Ghraib is fast becoming what the My Lai massacre was to the generation that fought in Vietnam —an episode of horrific misconduct transformed through subsequent mishandling into a full-fledged moral crisis. (LA Times)

Stand Firm The French government has been resolute in its opposition to the US-led war in Iraq. It has been consistent in demanding a rapid and unambiguous handover of power to the Iraqi people and a withdrawal of foreign forces. It has no troops on the ground itself. (Arab News)

Show the Proof

A surprising affair was laid at Israel's doorstep over the weekend. A Pentagon official by the name of Larry Franklin is suspected of passing on apparently classified information to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish lobby in Washington, which in turn, it is claimed, passed it on to Israel. (Haaretz)

A No-Win Situation "Everyone wants to go to Baghdad; real men want to go to Tehran." That was the attitude in Washington two years ago, when Ahmad Chalabi was assuring everyone that Iraqis would greet us with flowers. More recently, some of us had a different slogan: "Everyone worries about Najaf; people who are really paying attention worry about Ramadi." (NY Times)

For Muslims To Like The U.S., Truth Must Replace Lies

The question of how the US communicates its message to the Muslim world is arguably the most vital issue facing the nation today. It is therefore deeply disturbing when the debate is muddied by dangerously misleading pseudo-science. (Daily Star —Lebanon)

Condemning the Kidnappers

In a belated but commendable move, al Jazeera and some Muslim organizations and governments have denounced the kidnapping and killing of journalists, as the lives of two French journalists held captive in Iraq for the past 10 days hang in the balance. (Washington Times)

Mr. Jinnah Vs Maulana Rehman?

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, general secretary of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), says that those who oppose the imposition of an "Islamic" system in Pakistan are "terrorists". What rubbish. Indeed, his statement is downright mischievous. (Daily Times —Pakistan)

The Insider Daily Terrorism Report (DTR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DTR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman, and Brinda Adhikari of the ABCNEWS Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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