Because what we really need more of in Washington, D.C., is partisan bickering and petty name calling, Miami-area Rep. Joe Garcia took to the House floor yesterday to compare House Republicans to the Taliban.
Hafiz Khan, a Miami Imam who was convicted of supporting the Taliban, has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars. It's much lower than the 60-year maximum he faces, but at 78-years-old it's likely Khan will spend the rest of his life behind bars regardless. See also: Miami Imam Hafiz Khan Convicted ... More >>
Hafiz Khan, the 77-year-old former cleric at Miami's Flagler Mosque, could be spending the rest of his life in jail. Khan was convicted on four terrorism related charges this morning after a jury agreed that he had been secretly sending funds to help arm the Taliban. Each charges carries a maximum o ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
via Google StreetviewThe Flagler MosqueThe father-and-son Miami imams charged this weekend with aiding Pakistani terrorists will make their first appearance in court today at 1:30 pm as South Florida's Muslim community tries to come to grips with the accusations.The Miami Herald says that the cas ... More >>
The indictment that lead to the arrests of Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the Imam of a Miami mosque, and his two sons for allegedly providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban also named three other suspects that are believed to be at large in Pakistan. Amini Khan, Khan's daughter who is ... More >>
A father and his two sons in South Florida have been arrested and charged with financially supporting the Pakistani Taliban. Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, the Imam of the Flagler Mosque, was charged with providing "material support" to the terrorist organization by federal prosecutors. His so ... More >>
Twenty-two people, including several United Nations workers, have been killed in Afghanistan during protests over Florida pastor Terry Jones's burning of a Koran in his tiny Gainesville church. Jones, who had postponed the burning after threatening to hold International Burn a Koran Day on the ni ... More >>
It's really no surprise that Florida's loud mouthed Rep. Alan Grayson has produced what's become the most talked about attack ad of the season. In a 30-second spot that began airing in Grayson's Orlando-area district last week, the first term Democrat compares Republican opponent Dan Webster to r ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesPastor Terry Jones and his small Gainesville church known as the Dove World Outreach Center will continue with their plans to burn copies of the Koran, the holy book of Islam, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks despite a growing backlash and warnings ... More >>
An Arizona Cardinals player's death in Afghanistan was spun into a recruiting tool.
Juan "Doc" Restrepo, a 20-year-old Army medic from Pembroke Pines, appears only twice in the new documentary bearing his name. On a train in Italy, he mugs for the camera. South Beach shades cover his eyes, and a huge grin spreads across his face."Tune in next time, where we're still going to be ... More >>
Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and current MSNBC host, laughed away talks he might run for Florida Senate: "I don't really think it would be good to run in 2010 with a party that is actively associating itself with the Taliban." Christopher Buckley, son of conservative icon Willia ... More >>
Religion in a courthouse? Sounds like the Taliban, right? Or maybe the Inquisition? Hell no, it's just Miami -- a part of America where we don't seem to separate church and state. A new group, the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild, is inviting the public to a mass Thursday by Miami Archbishop John Favalo ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
Tomorrow on newsstands, we tell the story of Omar Khadr, who is the youngest detainee at Guantanamo, the only Westerner, and a symbol of sorts. To some, he is exhibit A for all that is wrong with America's War on Terror. For others, he's an example of why the camp exists in the first place. For us, ... More >>
Just Yesterday, we were talking about a Joe Scarborough Senate run in 2010. And why not? If Charlie Crist doesn't run, former Rep. Joe "I Have a TeeVee Show" Scarborough sounds just as good or better than Connie "Hey, Remember my Dad?" Mack IV, Vern "Not Katherine Harris" Buchanan, and Marco "Check ... More >>
You've got to give Tricky Dick some credit. The man sticks to his guns (even when they're clearly shooting someone in the face).Amid the Bushie farewell tour over the past week, Cheney has time and again stuck up for his administration's use of, ahem, "questionable" tactics in treating prisoners at ... More >>
Now he's packing a tune.
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Down Asian trade routes and deep into the throat
Freedom of expression -- what a concept!
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