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Arrest Made in Possible Terror Plot (for possible 24 S.Cal. locations)
LA Times/KTLA ^ | 8-16-05 | Greg Krikorian

Posted on 08/16/2005 9:19:20 PM PDT by STARWISE

FBI probe uncovers a list of potential Southland targets and suggests a connection between prison groups and Islamic extremists.

A Pakistani national has been arrested by authorities in connection with a far-reaching investigation of a possible terrorist plot targeting any of nearly two dozen locations in Southern California, including National Guard recruitment centers, law enforcement sources said Monday.

The suspect, identified as Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, of Los Angeles, was quietly taken into custody last week by counter-terrorism officials as part of a probe that began with the arrest of two men in Torrance suspected of robbing gas stations. The investigation, sources said, has involved more than 100 FBI agents and Los Angeles police detectives as well as counter-terrorism specialists with other federal and local agencies.

While little is known publicly about the JIS, as intelligence officials call it, the group has been around for several years and has a presence at Folsom State Prison, where one of the three men in custody, Levar Haney Washington, 25, served time for assault and robbery, according to law enforcement sources.

The JIS is only one of the prison-based groups being investigated for possible ties to Islamic extremists.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alfuqra; blackmuslims; captured; folsom; hamadriazsamana; islam; jihadinamerica; jis; nationofislam; pakistani; prisons; scal; terrorists
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Heads up, S. Cal. FReepers!
1 posted on 08/16/2005 9:19:25 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: Brad's Gramma; SoCalPol; NordP

Pingarooni!!


2 posted on 08/16/2005 9:20:06 PM PDT by STARWISE (GITMO IS TOO GOOD FOR THESE TRAITORS -- SEND THEM ALL TO EGYPT FOR QUESTIONING.)
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To: STARWISE

So much for rehabilitation. Sounds like prisons are becoming the recruitment centers for muslims.


3 posted on 08/16/2005 9:23:26 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: STARWISE
[FBI probe uncovers a list of potential Southland targets and suggests a connection between prison groups and Islamic extremists.]

I'd be interested in this "prison group" angle. I have my suspicions. For example, how many of these murderous lunatic scumbags are Muslim converts. Next, how many of these murderous lunatic scumbags are on "parole" (= get out of jail free cards)? Parole should be eliminated for all Muslims. EOS.

4 posted on 08/16/2005 9:26:20 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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To: STARWISE
"But the documents allegedly recovered from Washington's apartment, sources say, strongly suggest the men may have been planning an attack that could have unfolded in a matter of weeks"

W-O-W! What if the robbers hadn't been caught?

5 posted on 08/16/2005 9:30:15 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Simply eliminate parole. We've done that in Virginia and it's worked wonders.


6 posted on 08/16/2005 9:30:56 PM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: STARWISE

These guys, while the whole thing IS scary, were not exactly rocket scientists in their plans.


7 posted on 08/16/2005 9:31:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: STARWISE

Prisons have been recruiting grounds for Muslem terrorists for some time now. I thought it was common knowledge.


8 posted on 08/16/2005 9:31:38 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

What a perfect place to recruit terrorists though.
Men incarcerated with a huge chip on their shoulder against our society for the predictament they are in.

Hateful angry people need a cause too.

Prisons are ripe for the picking.


9 posted on 08/16/2005 9:32:17 PM PDT by oceanperch (Central Oregon Coast Rocks! Pride of the Pacific Northwest)
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To: STARWISE

Related article:

Terror Plot Hatched in California Prison--Authorities Thwart Attack Intended for Next Month

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1464766/posts


10 posted on 08/16/2005 9:32:43 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: STARWISE

They were Pelosi's 'pool boys'.


11 posted on 08/16/2005 9:33:06 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I remember Roy Innis sounding the alarm on this Muslim/Prison problem soon after Sept 11th.


12 posted on 08/16/2005 9:33:40 PM PDT by headstamp
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To: STARWISE
a far-reaching investigation of a possible terrorist plot targeting any of nearly two dozen locations in Southern California, including National Guard recruitment centers

The National Guard armories and recruiting offices are normally manned by only a couple unarmed people; and most armories have weapons storage for pistols, rifles, grenade launchers, and light/medium machineguns--great targets for terrorists.

13 posted on 08/16/2005 9:34:19 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: oceanperch

Funded by Saudi's, and encouraged by most states. Approved at the federal BOP as well.


14 posted on 08/16/2005 9:35:40 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocity of 11 Sept.)
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To: oceanperch

This is an article from the UK, but it probably applies to the US also.

Our prisons are fertile ground for cultivating suicide bombers

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-1713671,00.html


TWO OF Britain’s bombers, Richard Reid and Muktar Said-Ibrahim, converted or reconverted to Islam in prison. This is a very small number, of course, but as we have just seen, it does not take large numbers of such people to effect a huge change in a country’s atmosphere. And the omens for the emergence of more of them are not good.

First, the number of Muslim prisoners has risen sixfold over the past 15 years. With more than 4,000 such inmates they make up 70 per cent of prisoners from minority groups. They are mostly of Pakistani descent, and the relative absence of people of subcontinental origin who follow other religions is equally striking.

Secondly, Islamic proselytising is prevalent in our prisons. An outside observer might conclude from the religious literature that he sees there that Britain is more an Islamic than a Christian country. I was often surprised on entering a cell in the prison in which I worked to discover a booklet with a title such as The Basic Teachings of Islam. More often than not, this will be the prisoner’s first experience of reading abstract principles.


15 posted on 08/16/2005 9:35:46 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: BurbankKarl; lainie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; A CA Guy

S. California Ping.


16 posted on 08/16/2005 9:36:01 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Tolik; Squantos; tiamat; CHARLITE; Travis McGee

ping


17 posted on 08/16/2005 9:36:19 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: STARWISE

I heard on tv news while working that Intelligence sources for Homeland Defense or was it Homeland Security stated that Gas Tankers are going to be used as suicide tankers before Sept. 19th in multiple areas in major cities acroos the US at one time.
The aim is to bring down the economy.

Maybe I read it here. Don't remember.
IMO when the threat is leaked it usually proves false.


18 posted on 08/16/2005 9:37:18 PM PDT by oceanperch (Central Oregon Coast Rocks! Pride of the Pacific Northwest)
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To: Brad's Gramma; STARWISE

One of them had worked in a duty-free shop at LAX and had no criminal record. Good thing they caught him.


19 posted on 08/16/2005 9:39:46 PM PDT by bd476
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To: muawiyah

Agreed. Ten years should be ten years. IMO, the parole system leaves in the mind of the criminal the perspective that, if caught, they might only serve a fraction of the actual sentence. If every burglar knew that they would serve ten years minimum, guaranteed, there would be far fewer burglaries.


20 posted on 08/16/2005 9:42:39 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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