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Terrorism

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Worker Sues BP Over Handling of Algerian Terrorist Attack

    An American worker who survived a 2013 terrorist attack at an Algerian BP plant is suing the oil giant in Harris County District Court for $100 million, saying BP did not disclose security threats to employees or increase security at the plant. Steve Wysocki's suit is the third Houston complaint fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Group Says League City Undocumented Kids Resolution Also Anti-Muslim

    According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the recently adopted League City resolution banning undocumented immigrants from using city services also contains language suggesting closing the borders to Mexico is about more than keeping out impoverished children. In an op-ed piece in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Man Arrested at Bush Airport Was on His Way to Jihad, Authorities Say

    A man who reports say was born in Houston was arrested Tuesday by the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force for providing material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Michael Todd Wolfe, known as Faruq, 23, and living in Austin, was arrested at George W. Bush Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    R&B Singer TJ Boyce Balances Pop and Patriotism With Dexterity

    Watching the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in April made Houston R&B singer TJ Boyce think of his son, Thomas. "I was watching the news one particular night," Boyce says, "[and] there was one boy..." The boy was Martin Richard, an eight-year-old who was cheering on the marathon runner ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. Gets 20 Years For Trying To Help Al Qaeda

    A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr.: Hempstead Student Convicted of Helping Al Qaeda

    Guilty, judge says​A 30-year-old Prairie View A&M student has been convicted of providing aid to Al Qaeda. Barry Walter Bujol Jr. had a four-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who ruled this afternoon. Bujol offered no witnesses or defense to charges he had materially a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden Mission: Six Other Notable Raids; Three That Worked And Three That Didn't

    You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.​There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Video: Jane's Addiction Announces Bin Laden's Death At Buzzfest

    Last night during their Buzzfest 26-closing set at at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, classic alt-rockers Jane's Addiction had the distinct honor of announcing to the nearly sold-out crowd at the shed that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American special forces.

  • Culture

    March 31, 2011

    Film Collage

    Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Beheading Related To Case Or Not?

    A tradition unlike any other​The Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Mayalino's Message

    Readers respond to "Deporting All WetWacks."

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. of Hempstead: His Al-Qaeda Career Gets Nipped In The Bud

    He'd received a book entitled 42 Ways of Supporting Jihad​A Hempstead man who told an undercover FBI officer he wanted "to travel overseas to fight in violent jihad for" Al-Qaeda was indicted today on charges of trying to help a terrorist organization.Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., 29, was arrested as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Bad Day On The Political Trail: When Glenn Beck Sounds Saner Than You

    ​(Updated with Perry reaction)How do you know you're having a bad, momentum-killing day on the campaign trail?When you're forced to put out an official statement saying No, I don't believe 9/11 was an inside job.Debra Medina, who had been surging recently in polls of the GOP gubernatorial primary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    The Sheriff Of Crosby, N.D Protects His Citizens From Terror Better Than Adrian Garcia

    ​Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    A Houston Connection To That Mumbai Terror Attack

    It's a bright day of publicity for one Houston firm -- they're getting written up in papers and on websites all over the globe.On the other hand, they're getting written up for a (somewhat tenuous) connection with the horrific terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year, so it's not an unvarnished honor.A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Lowell Sanders

    Here’s some advice: You should never date girls younger than your socks

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Good Morning, Houston -- You're A Target

    It's near-freezing, there's a huge accident causing traffic nightmares, half the workforce has called in gay  (and half the others are coming in with hugely contagious flu symptoms just to show they're not gay), so who needs bad news?Houston, apparently.A Washington radio station has talked to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    A Handy Guide To Terror Targets In Houston

    Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Houston Gamer Still Causing Worldwide Angst

    Houston (possibly) is bringing forth the world's ire, yet again. This time it's a British member of parliament railing against an online game called "Kaboom -- The Suicide Bomber Game" which the Daily Mail says was invented by "an anonymous man from Houston, Texas." "Players move a terrorist of Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston Doomed If Obama Wins

    Douglas MacKinnon is a former press secretary for Bob Dole; he's now a political columnist and talking head. He obviously takes a GOP view of things, but in his latest column he offers a compelling reason for Houstonians to vote for John McCain -- if they don't, the Galleria will blow up. MacKinno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Houston Officially A Top Terror Target, Again

    The Associated Press has gotten a sneak peak at how Homeland Security will be doling out its dough next year. Some cities, like Dallas and St. Louis, will see a sharp drop in funding; some will see a big hike. The "good" news -- Houston is one of the biggest beneficiaries. It's going to get $37.5 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008
  • Film

    April 17, 2008
  • Film

    February 21, 2008
  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    Guantnamo: Pictures from Home. Questions of Justice

    A FotoFest exhibition questions justice

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Well, At Least He Did Better Than the Republicans

    Okay, really, you can only use the "shiite" joke once in a post, so we got nothing. The blogosphere is all abuzz about CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein's recent interview with Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who has been tapped by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to head the Intelligence C ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 12, 2006

    SANGRIA

    HANS' VILLAGE BIER AND VINO HAUS

  • Film

    August 10, 2006

    World Trade Center

    A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Beach Patrol

    Hands off the Bolivar ferry, Al Qaeda!

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Fear of Flying

    You may not want to see United 93, but you should

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Last Laugh

    Paradise Now finds humor in the mission of suicide bombers

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Train in Vain

    A bomb scare at a Midtown light-rail stop

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Reality's Bite

    Prose and post-9/11 prejudice combine in Chitra Divakaruni's Queen of Dreams

  • Film

    June 24, 2004

    George of the Bungle

    Michael Moore goes Bushwacking in Fahrenheit 9/11

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Fever Pitch

    Houston has no equal when it comes to hankering for war, a study finds

  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Searching for Normal

    At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    War on War Books

    Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?

  • Culture

    November 1, 2001

    Hell of a Long Day

    24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons

  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    The Brave & the Bold

    On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Bush Spiritual Adviser: Blame the Church, Not Bin Laden

    Local Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell points fingers at those who didn't pray for bin Laden

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