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Faisal Shahzad

The White Collared Jihadis

May 23, 2010 B. Raman

The latest detention of a fresh group of six persons for interrogation in connection with l'affaire Faisal Shahzad raises fresh questions

The Lunatics Took Over the Asylum

May 11, 2010 Omar Ali

What explains the Air Marshal's incompetent bomb-maker son? Why does Pakistan seem to have an endless supply of morons willing to ruin their own lives for "the cause"?

The Surrogate Jihadis

The Taliban is not trying to create a presence for themselves in US territory, but are trying to manipulate American Muslims to go back to the US and wage a hihad in the US Homeland

A JeM Link?

May 07, 2010 B. Raman

Four suspected members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan are reported to have been detained by the Pakistani authorities. Among them, a suspected associate of Shahzad

Why Faisal Shahzad Wanted To Bomb Times Square

When you hold a burning match to a gasoline tank, the laws of chemistry demand combustion. Fed on anti-Americanism, a collective psychosis grips the Pakistani youth...

06 May, 2010

Terror In Times Square

B. Raman

Was Faisal acting alone or did he have accomplices? Why did the police keep him under surveillance instead of arresting him immediately after he was identified? Why did Faisal stay on in the US for 48 hours instead of fleeing immediately..?

05 May, 2010

Faisal Shahzad

"To work in a high-energy and challenging business environment that will promote professional and personal growth while adding significant value to my employer"

05 May, 2010

The Charges Against Faisal Shahzad

The FBI charge-sheet in connection with a failed car-bomb attack in New York's Times Square

04 May, 2010

A Pakistani Hand?

B. Raman

With the FBI taking over the responsibility for the investigation of the case from the New York Police, it is clear that the authorities suspect the attempted incendiary attack could have links with international terrorism.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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