Boston Bombing

Too early yet to work out who was responsible for the Boston bombing. One interesting lead however comes from Inspire, the magazine published by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which last year included advice for “lone wolf” attackers already based inside the US. It published excerpts from a book by Abu Mus’ab Al-Suri, described … More Boston Bombing

Explaining Away Terror

Great piece in The Daily Times today by Hasan-Askari Rizvi on the failure of many Pakistani leaders to recognise the domestic nature of terror attacks. Instead they continue to reach for narratives that suggest a global conspiracy against Islam rather than accept the threat posed by Muslim extremists. At the same time, leaders in Punjab … More Explaining Away Terror