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Iraq War Boosts Militants' Recruiting

Riding a wave of anti-American sentiment, outlawed Islamic extremist organizations that were routed by the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in 2001 are making a comeback. Recruitment in Pakistan of potential terrorists appears to be on the rise. Militant leaders freed from house arrest have returned to the mosques to rally the faithful against the United States. Muslim radicals are feeding on anger over the war in Iraq to regroup and revitalize, raising the threat of more anti-U.S. terrorism around the world. “They are defiant. They are angry. More and more people are angry,” said Abu Mujahed, a militant whose name is a nom de guerre. He said new recruits are being found by way of Internet chat rooms that deal with the war on Iraq and “American aggression.” Full Story

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