Food Fight!

Via NPR:  Reports: British Intelligence Battled Al-Qaida With Cupcakes

British anti-terror activities took a decidedly sweet turn, last year. The Telegraph, The Guardian and the Associated Press, among others, are reporting that British intelligence agents hacked into one of al-Qaida’s English language publications and swapped out a recipe for home-made bombs with recipes for American cupcakes.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. The Fury says:


  2. tom p says:

    ROFLOL!!! I wonder if the recipe was worth following?

  3. John Peabody says:

    Oh, yeah! Eat it! In yo FACE! Funny as hell.

  4. Southern Hoosier says:

    I just hope they didn’t mess up and get the recipe from The Anarchist Cookbook,