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Federal agents raid mosque in Albany
newsday.com ^ | August 5, 2004 | The Associated Press

Posted on 08/05/2004 4:07:09 AM PDT by The Mayor

August 5, 2004, 6:48 AM EDT ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal agents and city police raided a Muslim mosque overnight Wednesday, with armed officers sealing off a block in downtown Albany for several hours.

Authorities declined to immediately discuss the raid at Masjid As-Salam mosque.

An FBI spokesman said a press conference was tentatively set Thursday afternoon in Washington. Some mosque members held morning prayers Thursday on a nearby sidewalk.

WTEN-TV reported two men were arrested and are suspected of providing material support for terrorism. Calls to the U.S. attorney's office were not immediately returned. On Tuesday, William Chase, special agent in charge of the FBI's Albany office, said there had been no terrorism-related arrests in the area and relatively few nationally since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"But I think as time goes on you'll start to see an increased number of prosecutions as law enforcement increases its level of activity and starts looking at some of the ancillary things like financing and those type of things, the things that feed into the system that supports the terrorism," Chase said.

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1 posted on 08/05/2004 4:07:10 AM PDT by The Mayor
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To: BfloGuy; Bob Eimiller; bc2; bauerle; brownie; birdsman; Bonneville; commish; crosdaddy; ...

PING!


2 posted on 08/05/2004 4:07:57 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: NYC GOP Chick; Calliope04; sdk7x7; kphockey2; bluerose; risen_feenix; firebrand; lavrenti; ...

PING!


3 posted on 08/05/2004 4:08:23 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: The Mayor

Good on 'em. It's only one raid, but it shed the light on the roaches. Keep them on the defensive.


4 posted on 08/05/2004 4:10:12 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: The Mayor

Yee-haaa!


5 posted on 08/05/2004 4:10:38 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Yehuda

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you (I hope :D).


6 posted on 08/05/2004 4:11:37 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Jet Jaguar

This is all over the radio right now in Buffalo


7 posted on 08/05/2004 4:13:45 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: The Mayor; Dog
Terrorists? What's CAIR's take on this? /sarcasm

I wonder if these guys know the South African woman that was arrested in Texas? She was heading to New York.

8 posted on 08/05/2004 4:17:59 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Jet Jaguar
Good on 'em. It's only one raid, but it shed the light on the roaches. Keep them on the defensive.

Right. It's a start: 1 down, 999 to go.

9 posted on 08/05/2004 4:18:42 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas
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To: The Mayor; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...

HELLO!!!!


10 posted on 08/05/2004 4:21:27 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: csvset
they were trying to buy shoulder fired missile launchers....

Hmmmmm, I thought the terror threat was being overblown..
11 posted on 08/05/2004 4:21:35 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: The Mayor

They want any leftovers from the cell in Buffalo to know!! The Muslims in Buffalo turned out to support that cell. It gave us a good look at who's who.


12 posted on 08/05/2004 4:22:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: The Mayor

Quick. Call the ACLU.



13 posted on 08/05/2004 4:24:02 AM PDT by samtheman (www.georgewbush.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

they need to get the rest of the lackawanna group


14 posted on 08/05/2004 4:24:58 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Sacajaweau; The Mayor; Jet Jaguar; csvset
The "Lackawanna Six" was possibly the most pathetic excuse for a squad of jihadi lunatics that I've ever seen.

That "Frontline" expose-which was supposed to serve as an exculpation of these men, but merely served to buttress the case made by Attny. Gen. Ashcroft-showed you how easily it is to bust up these rings of imbeciles once you have a willing informant and good police work.

15 posted on 08/05/2004 4:28:30 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (The New York Press. It's kind of like the Village Voice, except it sucks even harder.)
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To: The Mayor

There's a news conference this afternoon and I imagine that it might be Ashcroft. I have to work so someone please ping me.


16 posted on 08/05/2004 4:29:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: The Mayor

Albany. Figures.


17 posted on 08/05/2004 4:29:56 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: hellinahandcart; OXENinFLA
Now, if we could just get those damn Brits-with their slavish devotion to the European Union-to hand over Abu Hamza!
18 posted on 08/05/2004 4:30:03 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (The New York Press. It's kind of like the Village Voice, except it sucks even harder.)
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To: The Mayor

http://www.jannah.org/masjid/


19 posted on 08/05/2004 4:34:16 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=2135263

ALBANY, N.Y. Federal agents and city police raided a Muslim mosque in Albany early this morning, with armed officers sealing off a block for several hours.

Authorities are declining to immediately discuss the raid at the Masjid As-Salam (mah-GHID' ah-sahl-AHM') mosque. An F-B-I spokesman says a press conference is tentatively set for this afternoon in Washington.

Some mosque members held morning prayers on a nearby sidewalk because they aren't being allowed inside the building.


20 posted on 08/05/2004 4:35:19 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: The Mayor
MAP
21 posted on 08/05/2004 4:36:03 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA; All
Related arrest thread just posted.
22 posted on 08/05/2004 4:37:48 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Former Military Chick

here


23 posted on 08/05/2004 4:39:24 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: csvset

Fox reported earlier they are hunting 6 people in the country right now.....who were in communication with the AQ computer whiz...in the last month or so.


24 posted on 08/05/2004 4:40:44 AM PDT by Dog (Edwards threatening Al Qaeda is like Pee Wee Herman threatening Lucca Brazzi.)
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To: The Mayor

thanks you are on top of things!


25 posted on 08/05/2004 4:40:59 AM PDT by Former Military Chick (I previously posted under Military Chick)
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To: The Mayor

The timing is going to be questioned coming less than 3 months before the election.


26 posted on 08/05/2004 4:41:24 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Former Military Chick

I heard it on the local news at 6:50 and did a search

I love google


27 posted on 08/05/2004 4:42:18 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Semper Paratus

I don't think so. Think Spain!


28 posted on 08/05/2004 4:42:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: The Mayor
I heard on the radio this AM that it was a sting operation. The arrested men were attempting to buy shoulder-fired rockets from some FBI agents.

Could they be terrorists? Hmmm...

29 posted on 08/05/2004 4:42:56 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Semper Paratus

Absolutley..

there is no terror threat, it's all made up..


30 posted on 08/05/2004 4:43:10 AM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Aquinasfan
The arrested men were attempting to buy shoulder-fired rockets from some FBI agents.

They probably just wanted to fire them into the sky for a Muslim "call to peayer".

31 posted on 08/05/2004 4:45:23 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: All
Putting the pieces together.

1. Up security in NY & DC

2. Big raid in England

3. Albany Arrests today

4. Notice of Moussaoui using cell phone

All in one week!!!

32 posted on 08/05/2004 4:45:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
They probably just wanted to fire them into the sky for a Muslim "call to prayer".

Yes. I think it's too early to jump to any conclusions. They're normally such peace-loving people.

33 posted on 08/05/2004 4:46:45 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: The Mayor

Google is great. Send your resume to FOX.


34 posted on 08/05/2004 4:47:41 AM PDT by Former Military Chick (I previously posted under Military Chick)
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To: The Mayor

Ah , New York, that bastion of terrorist activity... ya know the corrupt gov't is just a diversion for the terrorists?

Thanks Rus /d


35 posted on 08/05/2004 4:48:59 AM PDT by DollyCali (Do "Girlie Men" like "Boyie Women" ????)
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To: The Mayor; dennisw; SJackson; MeekOneGOP; B4Ranch; TrueBeliever9; Geist Krieger; JohnHuang2; ...
Two suspected (Islamic) terrorists arrested in Albany.

< "An FBI spokesman said a press conference was tentatively set Thursday afternoon in Washington. Some mosque members held morning prayers HATE CHANTS FOR DEATH TO ALL AMERICANS Thursday on a nearby sidewalk."

Onward Muslime soldiers - ping!

36 posted on 08/05/2004 4:50:12 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: All

I'm expecting arrests...bing, bing, bing. I think we let them ride and the Security upping was because the clock was running out. It was now or never for our "take'm down".


37 posted on 08/05/2004 4:50:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: The Mayor

May be unrelated, but one of the guys the Brits arrested had been making multiple calls to the US as late as July.


38 posted on 08/05/2004 4:52:55 AM PDT by rabidralph (If you can read this tagline, then stop.)
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To: The Mayor
Here's the story from a local TV station.  I expect more info will be released later today.

http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?S=2135442

Two Men Arrested In Albany for Suspected Terrorism Activity


(posted: August 5th, 7:16am)  Two men have been arrested in Albany and are being held on criminal complaint for materially supporting terrorism. 

The two men, 34 year-old Yassim Muhhidin, Imam of the Majid Al Salam mosque in Albany, and 49 year-old Mohammed Mosharref Hoosain, founder of the mosque, have links to the Ansar al Islam Iraqi terror group.  They sought help from a confidential informant and were attempting to launder money to purchase shoulder launching missiles. 

This was a long-running FBI sting op. 

WTEN will continue to bring you updates throughout the day as this story unfolds.

39 posted on 08/05/2004 4:56:47 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: The Mayor

Another successful preemptive strike.


40 posted on 08/05/2004 4:58:36 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: Sacajaweau

One must question the timing of this. What with Kerry still waiting for a bounce from the Taxocrats Convention in Boston.

And of course we know this is all Bush's fault. blah.blah,blah.

Really great news, feed them to the pigs.


41 posted on 08/05/2004 5:00:31 AM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry and Morris have mentioned the terrorist attack on TWA flight 800, what do they know?)
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To: True Capitalist

EXCELLENT


42 posted on 08/05/2004 5:00:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

But, but, but, what about freedom of religion????

(Correction, one down, 2,999 to go.)


43 posted on 08/05/2004 5:03:25 AM PDT by Imagine
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To: The Mayor

Isn't that OK in the Koran? If so, then we have violated their rights to practice their religion, right?


44 posted on 08/05/2004 5:05:13 AM PDT by Imagine
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To: Happy2BMe

You mean this mooSlim prayer?


Kill a Christian, kill a Jew,
72 virgins, this will do,
Kill a Jew, kill a Christian,
72 virgins, this my mission

Islam is peaceful, they shall see
When Jews and Christians hang from trees.
3000 dead, World Trade Center
Do it again, heaven I’ll enter


(repeat 5000 times, five times a day until you become an angry, hypnotized, deranged homicidal killer)


45 posted on 08/05/2004 5:08:09 AM PDT by Imagine
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To: Sacajaweau
Putting the pieces together. 1. Up security in NY & DC 2. Big raid in England 3. Albany Arrests today 4. Notice of Moussaoui using cell phone All in one week!!!

But it's all just politics. Just ask Chris Matthews.

(/sarcasm)

46 posted on 08/05/2004 5:10:14 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: The Mayor
I can just hear the shrieking of the ADL/ACLU now.

For my part, I say that it's about time!

47 posted on 08/05/2004 5:12:48 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: Imagine
"Islam is peaceful, they shall see When Jews and Christians hang from trees."

___________________

Yep - that's the one!

48 posted on 08/05/2004 5:14:56 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: The Mayor

This is going to do nothing but offend Muslims...

;)


49 posted on 08/05/2004 5:16:32 AM PDT by Guillermo (John f'n Kerry is an f'n punk)
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To: The Mayor

FRankly, every "Mosque" in America should be raided!


50 posted on 08/05/2004 5:23:25 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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