Dina Temple-Raston http://www.kunc.org en Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call http://www.kunc.org/post/western-fighters-answer-mideast-extremists-clarion-call This week a young man in Texas became the first American to plead guilty to terrorism charges related to the recent fighting in Iraq.<p>Michael Wolfe, 23, was arrested just before he boarded a plane. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 58338 at http://www.kunc.org Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think http://www.kunc.org/post/how-much-does-terrorist-attack-cost-lot-less-you-think The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is flush with cash, and holds as much as $2 billion. Counterterrorism officials say the group knows how to use that money to its advantage. It's showing a kind of professional acumen and discipline that sets it apart from other terrorist organizations. But what kinds of attacks can its money buy?<p>Back in 2006, when Germany was hosting the World Cup soccer tournament, a terrorist attack was narrowly averted. With bombs hidden in their suitcases, two men in their 20s boarded commuter trains in the city of Cologne.<p>Richard Barrett was on a U.N. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 58198 at http://www.kunc.org How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think Behind ISIS, A Masked Man Known More By Brutality Than By Name http://www.kunc.org/post/behind-isis-masked-man-known-more-brutality-name The man who is leading the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in its offensive across Iraq is a mysterious figure. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but no one seems to agree on his real name or even what he looks like today. But he and ISIS have become a force that has taken key Iraqi cities and threatens to unleash a sectarian civil war. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 57848 at http://www.kunc.org Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message http://www.kunc.org/post/using-social-media-jihadi-groups-stay-message Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. >>CORNISH: It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. The Taliban scored a propaganda coup when it's video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release went viral. The video was so popular that within hours the Taliban website crashed. Jihadi groups from Afghanistan to Iraq to Syria, have developed sophisticated media campaigns to get their messages out and attract new followers. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 57421 at http://www.kunc.org Former Taliban Ministers Leave Guantanamo, Trailed By Questions http://www.kunc.org/post/former-taliban-ministers-leave-guantanamo-trailed-questions Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. This week's prisoner swap that exchanged five Taliban officials for one American soldier has raised a host of questions. One of them is this - will those men return to the battlefield? Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 57335 at http://www.kunc.org