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  • Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'

    Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'
    "There Be Dragons," most of which is set during the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s, is supposed to be about the intersecting lives of a saint and a sinner. But it is a third man, a revolutionary, who nearly steals the show. Which might have been...
  • War must continue against Bin Laden followers, not Islam

    As a member of the American Ahmadiyya Muslim community, I am relieved over the news of Osama bin Laden's death and congratulate my fellow Americans on this accomplishment in the war against terrorism. However, this war is far from over. President Obama...
  • Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden

    Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden
    In evaluating Osama bin Laden's dubious legacy, it is important to note that there was nothing new about religiously inspired terrorism when this rich Saudi exile convened a small group of jihadists in his Peshawar, Pakistan, home in 1988 to found al-...
  • Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, San Diego; among 6 soldiers killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

    Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, San Diego; among 6 soldiers killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan
    Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman. After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
  • Real Muslim leadership, not a terrorist's death, would be something to celebrate

    Real Muslim leadership, not a terrorist's death, would be something to celebrate
    Good riddance, Osama bin Laden. That's one less terrorist I, as a Muslim American, have to worry about ruining my life. But while people filled the streets in Times Square and Pennsylvania Avenue with joy Sunday night, I'm looking at myself in the...
  • Best U.S. foreign policy move: Bring troops home

    The Sun's coverage of turmoil in the Osama bin Laden raid, including the profile of Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger ("Keeping our secrets safe," May 4), was well done. I found especially mirthful Rep. Ruppersberger's rather quaint notion that all future...
  • Bin Laden's death brings back memories of dad, 9/11 for former Hokie Brian Welch

    Bin Laden's death brings back memories of dad, 9/11 for former Hokie Brian Welch
    Brian Welch was 6 years old when terrorists killed his father, Army Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Welch. "He's the greatest man I never knew," Brian says. Last week, a Navy SEAL team killed the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the...
  • In defense of religious moderation

    In defense of religious moderation
    Whether it's the U.S. president ordering the killing of an Islamist extremist in Pakistan, a Long Island congressman scheduling hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America, or mullahs in Afghanistan exhorting mobs to violence in response to a...
  • Religion in public life: careful what you pray for

    You quoted one of the participants in last week's National Day of Prayer event in Bel Air as saying that "this is like patriotism and spiritual work combined" ("Dozens gather in Bel Air to observe National Day of Prayer", May 6). The singing of the...
  • Bin Laden's death: A 7th-grader's view

    Bin Laden's death: A 7th-grader's view
    Osama Bin Laden's death reminds me of a middle school essay competition I participated in last fall. It was titled: If you could choose to go back in time and witness any historic event, which event would it be and why? Thinking of the agony of Sept....
  • U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria

    U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria
    As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...