BBC News reports that the UK High Court has ruled that Abu Hamza and four other suspected terrorists can be extradited to the United States.
From the Department of Terrorism Trials: The Associated Press has continued coverage of Mahamud Said Omar’s trial, a Minnesota man accused of recruiting for Somali terrorist group al-Shabab. And Ben Weiser of the New York Times details a psychiatrist’s report in the case of Mansour J. Arbabsiar, the man who allegedly plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S.
Steven Erlanger of the Times tells us that the French government has put forward legislation giving law enforcement greater power to detect and arrest people traveling abroad to receive terrorist training.
David Ignatius of the Washington Post outlines the framework officials in Washington and Kabul are exploring for ending the war in Afghanistan.
Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Reprieve legal fellow in Pakistan, Director and Founder of Foundation for Fundamental Rights and a practicing human rights lawyer in Islamabad, argues against drone strikes in CNN, saying:
What astounds me is the belief expressed by some scholars and politicians that drones are the only viable option for combating terrorism or militancy in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Experience and statistics tell a different story.
Code Pink, a group of American anti-war activists, may start a hunger strike outside the U.S. embassy in Islamabad protesting drone strikes in the region. They are already marching into one of Pakistan’s most dangerous tribal areas as part of their protest, according to Jon Boone of the Guardian.
Two Tunisians have been arrested by Turkish authorities for their alleged role in the Benghazi attacks. Shaun Waterman of the Washington Times has the story. And Carlos Munoz of the Hill reiterates that American forces in Libya are looking for you if you belong to a terror cell that is connected to the attacks in any way.
In Foreign Policy, Kori Schake chides Gen. Martin Dempsey for being adamant about the military remaining apolitical, but failing to criticize President Obama for invoking the military while campaigning for reelection.
Brent Rushforth, Robert L. Palmer, M. Alexander Bowie II and James G. Szymanski write in the National Law Journal about the plight of the forgotten detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
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