FBI watching Somali Muslims in D.C.

by Paul Sperry -- Fearing the next terror attack could emerge from America's growing Somali refugee population, federal authorities have stepped up surveillance in Somali communities – including a large enclave just more…

U.S. lawmakers scold AIG over Shariah finance

by Paul Sperry -- Two conservative U.S. lawmakers have put the nation's largest insurer on notice for marketing Islamic financial products in America, warning that they "support a radical political ideology." American more…

Feds on terror lookout for 'high-risk' Pakistanis

by Paul Sperry --   border=0> Department of Homeland Security agents Pakistani travelers are the focus of a new temporary watchlist the federal government has created to identify high-risk passengers entering the more…

Ridge to agents: Fight
terrorists with 'a smile'

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – With the nation on high alert for al-Qaida terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security is putting its border officers through "etiquette" classes to soften their image more…

U.S. warns of al-Qaida from South Africa

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Fearing al-Qaida may try to sneak operatives into the U.S. using South African passports, the Department of Homeland Security has put inspectors at major airports and more…

D.C. hamstrings
border officers

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Despite increased anti-terror demands, immigration inspectors guarding the nation's borders are laboring under an internal budget crisis that has forced freezes on overtime pay and new more…

Pakistan to protest
new security rules

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Pakistan will formally protest a new federal counterterrorism measure to intensify screening of Pakistani travelers entering the U.S. at major airports across the country, a top more…

Pakistani travelers
under new scrutiny

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – In an unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered inspectors at America's largest airports to examine all travelers of Pakistani descent – including U.S. more…