Counterterrorism: On the Alert Again for Millennial Mayhem

Although there hasn't been much noise about terrorism as the year 2001 approaches, the FBI and Defense Department have quietly put their counterterror units in a state of high alert. Reason: Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, which ends on Dec. 26, includes the Night of Power, marking the time the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad. The anniversary of that holy event falls on Dec. 23 and is thought by FBI analysts to be of particular significance to radical Jihadists such as OSAMA BIN LADEN. According to one FBI official, as many as three aborted terrorist...

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