This is the May 2008 issue of the CTC Sentinel published by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point. The featured article is: "Abu Yahya al-Libi's 'Human Shields in Modern Jihad'," by Jarret Brachman and Abdullah Warius, which discusses al-Libi's use of "al-Tatarrus" as a religious justification for "killing innocent Muslims." Other reports in this issue include: "Funding Methods of FATA's Terrorists and Insurgents," by John Solomon; "Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi: A Counter-Terrorism Asset?" by Joas Wagemakers; "Human Smuggling and Trafficking: An International Terrorist Security Risk?" by Jacob Townsend and Hayder Mili; "Combating Terrorism with Non-Lethal Weapons," by John B. Alexander; "Evaluating the Terrorist Threat Posed by African-American Muslim Groups," by Christopher Heffelfinger; "Al-Qa'ida's Medinan Strategy: Targeting Global Energy Infrastructure," by Marisa Urgo and Jack F. Williams; and "Iraq's Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Syrian-Iraqi Border since 2003," by James Denselow. This edition concludes with a section on recent terrorist activity.
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