Sunday, November 23, 2008

Search "Terrorist Attack". Are Americans Anxious?

Google search trends noted a spike in searches using the words "terrorist attack" on Election Day 2008.

The news reference volume shows spikes on November 9 and November 17.

On November 8, about 6,000 Muslim clerics from India approved a fatwa against terrorism. "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form. Cooperation should be done for the cause of good but not for committing sin or oppression," the fatwa written at the Darul Uloom Deoband, India's foremost Islamic seminary. Read it all here.

On November 17, National Public Radio ran a segment on how President-elect Obama has promised to turn attention from the war in Iraq to what he calls the real war on terror: the fight against al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Listen to it here.

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