Jordan's delicate attempt to balance Arab loyalties and Western alliances - particularly with the US and Israel - has failed, at least in the eyes of al Qaeda. Amman now has no choice but to deal with al-Qaeda head on, even though more than half the country's population supports the group. (Asia Times)
Global 'To Do' List to Combat Terrorism
Increasingly, it seems as though the insane are running the asylum. (Arab News)
Heavy Hand of the Secret Police Impeding Reform in Arab World
In Jordan, those seeking democratic reform say the secret police force is one of the biggest impediments. (NY Times)
Threats and Furphies
If any reasonable person remained in doubt about the seriousness of the terror threat on Australian soil, events of the past week would likely have settled those doubts. (The Australian)
The Muslim Brotherhood… Should We Fear Them?
The question in itself may reflect some sort of danger of the Muslim Brotherhood, but we need to step back and analyze effectively. (Asharq al Awsat)
Inside The Mind of Bin Laden
The world's most wanted terrorist continues to inspire brutal attacks like those in Jordan last week and Baghdad yesterday. Now a remarkable new work reveals his true thoughts. (The Independent)
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