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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Happy Reading for Your Airport Tram Ride

D.C. Says Don't Worry A recent al-Qaida pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the Bay Area. The image was used for the spring…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: What Threats Should San Franciscans Be Frightened Of?

As a result of recent global turmoil, the FBI has told San Franciscans to be "on alert," but it hasn't told them why. What threats are San Franciscans most afraid of? • Happy Meals • Al-Qaeda's plan for pension reform…
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News, The Snitch Father of American Taliban John Walker Lindh Assails Media

Father of American Taliban John Walker Lindh Assails Media

When your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media…
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Music, Al Qaeda’s experimental noise attracts members of the Minutemen and Pinback

Al Qaeda’s experimental noise attracts members of the Minutemen and Pinback

As with any band named after a terrorist organization, San Francisco noise group Al Qaeda is occasionally challenged by naysayers and angry MySpace messages. The anti-American accusations are without warrant, however. These musicians are neither extremists nor miscreants. Bandmembers Scott…
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News, Feature Guantánamo's Last Days

Guantánamo's Last Days

The soldiers move through the wheat field, scanning the windswept plain for signs of trouble. There are six of them, dressed in fatigues and body armor, wearing the sunglasses and bushy beards popular among the Special Forces. The only thing…
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News, The Apologist

Tower of Babble

On his radio show last Monday, infamous conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly lambasted San Francisco for voting against military recruitment in its schools, and welcomed terrorists to annihilate one of the city's most beloved landmarks, Coit Tower, a monument to firefighters.…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Terror in Our Midst Al Qaeda isn't funny: Ha ha ha. Very funny. Yes, it seems the whole thing's a joke to you ("The Enemy in Our Back Yard," July 3). Three thousand dead -- hysterical. If you don't believe…
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News, Feature

How dangerous is Al Qaeda in America?

          THE AL QAEDA THREAT: Recently, you may have read or heard about the case of Jose Padilla, a young American who rose through the management ranks at Taco Bell and was later captured for…
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