The New York and New Jersey Bomber Was No Lone Wolf

Sept. 23 2016

While Ahmad Khan Rahami might have planted the bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey on his own, he did not plan his attack or “become radicalized” simply by reading jihadist propaganda online, as Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and others have implied. Matthew Levitt explains:

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More about: Al Qaeda, ISIS, Politics & Current Affairs, Taliban, Terrorism

 

Bernie Sanders Denounces AIPAC’s “Bigotry” after Headlining a Conference of Bigots

Feb. 27 2020

The Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has declared that he won’t attend the annual conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which begins this Sunday, because of the “platform [it] provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.” While Sanders has no qualms about libeling AIPAC—until recently a regular stop for political candidates of both parties—he has never attended one of its gatherings. Last year, however, he was the speaker for the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, where, writes Asra Normani, no small amount of bigotry was given a platform:

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More about: AIPAC, Anti-Semitism, BDS, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour