Defne Bayrak

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Beware the Jihadi Intellectuals

Al-Balawi, Hasan, Abdulmutallab didn't rise from desperation of poverty

(Newser) - Educated, well-off Muslims who espouse jihad are far removed from illiterate Taliban warlords in almost every way—but they're proving to be just as much of a threat, writes Anne Applebaum. People like 31-year-old Defne Bayrak, proud wife of the suicide bomber who killed eight CIA agents, are eloquent, intelligent,... More »

CIA Bomber Made His Wife 'Proud'

But she had no idea he was involved with al-Qaeda

(Newser) - Defne Bayrak says she was shocked when she heard that her husband, Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, was the suspected bomber in the attack on the CIA, but thought it a fine death. “I am proud of my husband,” Bayrak, a Turkish author and translator, told CNN. “My husband... More »

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