The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Rand Corp. researchers preparing a study for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency found four federal government Web sites they believed might aid terrorists enough to warrant restricting public access to them. All four have been restricted. (AP)

Pakistan

Tribals 'To Act Against Al Qaeda'

Tribesmen in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan say they will raise a force of 1,800 armed men to capture suspected al Qaeda militants. (BBC)

Madrid

Madrid Suspects Tried to Call Jailed Cleric -Report

Islamic militants believed to have carried out the Madrid train bombings tried to telephone a jailed radical Muslim cleric in Britain before they blew themselves up last month, Spanish news reports said on Monday. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia Al Muqrin Praises the Yanbu Atttack

The alleged leader of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, Abdel Aziz al Muqrin, praised the attack in Saudi Arabia's oil city of Yanbu on May 1st, which killed two Americans, two Britons and an Australian. His remarks came in the opening editorial of the 16th issue of Sot Al Jihad, a bi-weekly magazine published online by the "mujhaeddin in the Arab's Peninsula." Al Muqrin referred to four who carried out the attack and were killed in the shootings as "martyrs" and "heroes" and said they planned the attack and executed it well, thereby "fulfilling their promise to us." He also commended the choice of the target, because "it's a base for many Western oil companies. (ABCNEWS Investigative Unit)

Germany

How Terror Groups Vied for a Player

Suspected terrorist in German custody provides a fresh inside account of terror recruitment and training. (CS Monitor)

Africa

U.S. Training African Forces to Uproot Terrorists

Officials fear that the area from the Horn of Africa to the Western Sahara's Atlantic coast could become Al Qaeda's next base. (NY Times)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Spain

Moroccan Charged in Madrid Terror Attack

A Moroccan construction worker whose telephone number was found in the apartment where suspects in the Madrid terror bombings blew themselves up was jailed Monday night, charged with collaborating with a terrorist group, officials at the National Court said. (AP)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Warning Signals

Could the Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal Hamper Future Intelligence-Gathering? (ABCNEWS)

Investigation Timeline Who knew about alleged Iraqi prisoner abuse, and when? (ABCNEWS)

Secret World of U.S. Interrogation Long history of tactics in overseas prisons is coming to light. (Washington Post)

Tourists and Torturers

The bewildering expressions on the soldiers' faces in the Abu Ghraib photographs are perhaps their most disturbing aspect. (NY Times)

Abu Ghraib Could Reduce U.S. Mideast Dreams to Ashes

The U.S. administration's "Greater Middle East" initiative has been rendered completely devoid of moral substance. (Arab News)

Rumsfeld Must Go

One accused US female soldier is claiming that no one told her about the Geneva Convention. Gee. As a defense, this ranks just below the fellow who murdered his parents and then asked for leniency because he was an orphan. That soldier and her guilty colleagues have defouled and dishonored a great army, a great nation and a noble cause. (The Independent)

The Psychology of Torture Past incidents show abusers think ends justify the means. (Washington Post)

What Instructing U.S. Military Interrogators Taught Me

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