Terrorism

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War On Terror | American missionary is slain during a U.S.-Philippine rescue attempt.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/22/02, 12:00 am

It ended as it began: an ordeal.

Philippine rebels kidnapped Martin and Gracia Burnham last May from a beach resort off Palawan Island one day after the American missionaries arrived there to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary. More than a year of captivity later, a firefight erupted when Philippine armed forces moved in to rescue the hostages in a surprise raid on June 7.

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'This channel will not be seen today'

9/11
by Gene Edward Veith
Posted 9/22/01, 12:00 am

When an enemy assaulted their country, Americans turned serious.

The latest vile "reality TV show," Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage, was all set to premier the evening of Sept. 11, but a real reality show intruded: news accounts of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington.

The TV industry canceled the Emmy Awards, its self-lovefest, even though it was not scheduled until Sunday. "This is a national crisis," Emmy producer Don Mischer told Variety, "and no time to be handing out awards or to comment on what people are wearing."

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Terror, Inc.

9/11
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/22/01, 12:00 am

They have failed so many times. But they are patient.

1999. Abu Nasir, a 27-year-old from Bangladesh, entered India with the intent to bomb U.S. diplomatic missions in India and Bangladesh. With him was a contingent of highly trained terrorists from Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan.

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