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OKC Ch 9:OU Suicide Bomber Attempted Stadium Entry/5 Others Involved, Ticket to Algeria Found
Channel 9 Oklahoma City ^ | 10/5/05

Posted on 10/05/2005 6:03:56 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana

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To: hispanarepublicana

Thanks for keeping us updated on this!



Fazal M. Cheema


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The Pakistani roommate of a man authorities say died when he detonated an explosive device outside a crowded football stadium was led in handcuffs from a party shortly after Saturday's explosion, the head of an Islamic student group said.

Fazal M. Cheema, a finance major, shared a university-owned apartment with Joel Hinrichs III, 21, who died Saturday when a device attached to his body exploded as he sat on a bench outside George Lynn Cross Hall.

Cheema and three other Muslim students were led in handcuffs from a party by police after the blast, Ashraf Hussein, president of the Muslim Student Association, said Tuesday. They later were released...


Check this out...


Khalil has also been associated in Tulsa with Mujeeb Cheema, a Pakistani and organizer of a radical campus student group. There are several high level officials in the Pakistani Intelligence services close to Bin Laden and Sadam Hussein who have the same last name Cheema. It is not known if they are related but Pakistanis are believed to have been hired by Sadam Hussein to help McVeigh. Cheema was employed in Tulsa by a company owned in part by Terry Lenzner, a close friend and investigator for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Cheema is a strong backer and promoter of a Tulsa mosque that could have aided two pilots who lived in Tulsa and were involved in the suicide attacks on the WTC. The Tulsa World reported on 9/18/2001 in the article “Possible Spartan Link Investigated” that one of the pilots in the WTC attack trained at the Spartan Flight school in Tulsa and another pilot used a Tulsa address as his residence on hi pilot’s license.


http://tinyurl.com/dyamw


also this...


Sikh activist, Harpal Cheema


New York Sun
Reporter/Editor: Josh Gerstein

Date: 12/4/2003



COAST COURT STRIKES DOWN KEY PART OF FEDERAL ARSENAL AGAINST TERROR

A federal appeals court yesterday struck down as unconstitutional parts of an anti-terrorism law that has been a key element of the government's legal arsenal in the war on terror.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a 1996 criminal statute barring the provision of "training" and "personnel" to terrorist groups was too vague to be enforced, rejecting the Justice Department's efforts to offer definitions for the terms.

The court also made it harder for the government to win a conviction under the remaining parts of the law by declaring that the prosecutors have to prove that a defendant knew that the group was on an official list of terrorist organizations or of the illegal activities which led to that designation.

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The case involved a Sikh activist, Harpal Cheema, and his wife. The government claims they have ties to the Khalistan Commando Force and the Sikh Student Federation Faction, organizations that have engaged in bombings, murders and kidnappings to wrest their homeland from Indian control. However, neither group has been formally designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization. Mr. Cheema was accused of connecting phone calls for members of the groups and of fundraising for them. He claims to have been repeatedly tortured by Indian authorities and that he and his wife would face the same fate if forced to return there.

Judge Noonan, who was appointed by President Reagan, and Judge Margaret McKeown, who was appointed by President Clinton, ordered the release of Mr. Cheema, who has been jailed for six years.The judges also ordered a Justice Department panel to reconsider the couple's applications for asylum.



ACLU Files Lawsuit to Protect Religious Liberty of Imprisoned Asylum Seeker (05/18/2005)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging restrictions on an asylum seeker’s right to wear a religious head covering. The plaintiff, Harpal Singh Cheema, is a devout Sikh, imprisoned since 1997 while awaiting a decision on his asylum application.



and this...


CAIR Board Member Mujeeb Cheema, an Oklahoma resident


Mujeeb Rehman Cheema chairman of the Islamic Society of Tulsa


51 posted on 10/05/2005 6:21:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: msnimje

>>Why is this not the subject of every newscast, 24 hours per day?<<

Because the leftists in the media will never validate Bush's War on Terror, even if it means all of us die in a jihadist bloodbath.

My raw hatred for the liberal media grows more and more each day.


53 posted on 10/05/2005 6:21:31 PM PDT by SerpentDove (Oooo! Oooo! Pick me!)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

He wasn't suicidal -- it was an accident or someone set off the bomb that blew him up. He had intended all along with others to do great harm to the people in the stadium and since I was one of them with my two kids, I am as mad as can be at the attempted coverup that was orchestrated by the OU President and who knows who else.


54 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: deaconjim

Nor the species.


55 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:22 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: hispanarepublicana
Ticket to Algeria was found linking back to his Pakistani roommate

didn't a fraternity brother say there was no way this guy had any terrorist inclinations?

56 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:22 PM PDT by alrea
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To: JustAnotherOkie

FUBAR.


57 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:23 PM PDT by SE Mom (Keep an open mind; nothing will fall out.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Big thread already here about this and channel 9

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1496731/posts?page=1280#1280


58 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:32 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: hispanarepublicana

Previous (long!) thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1496731/posts?page=1,100


59 posted on 10/05/2005 6:22:40 PM PDT by CedarDave (OU Bombing -- now knowing more about what we didn't know)
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To: Reactionary

If it wasn't for FR, I don't think many people would even be aware of what happened, but less any details. Makes you wonder.


60 posted on 10/05/2005 6:23:10 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"I guess Boren's crackdown on alcohol has paid of. The ultimate IRONY."

A lesson going forward might be that unpredictable changes in procedure can help screw up even painstakingly planned terrorist attacks?


61 posted on 10/05/2005 6:23:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: alrea

That was the father who said that.


62 posted on 10/05/2005 6:23:58 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Aren't the "reality-based community" folks the same ones who insist there is no objective reality?)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Good point! Hell could be an interesting place for him.


63 posted on 10/05/2005 6:24:23 PM PDT by deaconjim (Dear Lord, please comfort those who are suffering.)
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To: alrea

"didn't a fraternity brother say there was no way this guy had any terrorist inclinations?"

One down, four to go.


64 posted on 10/05/2005 6:24:34 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: RDTF

That's LAST NIGHT's videos.


65 posted on 10/05/2005 6:24:40 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: JustAnotherOkie
How much you want to bet channel 9 goes silent about this tomorrow.
66 posted on 10/05/2005 6:24:44 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: crazyhorse691

There has been a terrorism link since the beginning but NO ONE would go on the record officially that was in the know. All been behind the scenes but the reporters from The Oklahoman, OU Daily, Channel 9, and Channel 4 have been everywhere on this story trying to get people to talk on the record. They have had the info but needed the sources to confirm.


67 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:06 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: righttackle44

DigiCrock


68 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:11 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: RasterMaster

You're welcome.

This is an unbelievable situation. Who was I watching the other day...can't remember if it was the anchor for 6 (maybe Tammy Marler) or 8 here in Tulsa...she was actually at the game and she was quite shaken up! Led you to believe she would be following up on it throughout the news but then it was like it never happened!

Amazing!


69 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:15 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: alrea

the FReeper who posted this got zotted.


70 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:22 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: hispanarepublicana

Associated Press (in 2002): Zacarias Moussaoui, the "20th hijacker" of 9/11, was connected to the Islamic Society of Norman.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IslamicNewsUpdates/message/1690

Link found at:

http://www.zombietime.com/oklahoma_suicide_bombing/


71 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:24 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: falconjet0900

gracias


72 posted on 10/05/2005 6:25:42 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: hispanarepublicana

ahhh


73 posted on 10/05/2005 6:26:18 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: hispanarepublicana

BTTT cuz our media stinks.


74 posted on 10/05/2005 6:26:52 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Just toolin' along, Modding the Mods....)
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To: eastforker
How much you want to bet channel 9 goes silent about this tomorrow.

That would be pretty futile now - the cat's out of the bag. And Channel 9 strikes me as a news outlet that takes the first amendment seriously.

75 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:00 PM PDT by meyer (The DNC prefers advancing the party at the expense of human lives.)
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To: msnimje

dunno. everyone I talk to says "what? Never even heard there was a bomb much less any of this other stuff."


76 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:01 PM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: hispanarepublicana

what is going on here? why was the Pak room mate released then?


77 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:03 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: ladyinred
Violent acts by Islamics are covered up, hushed up, and called nothing out of the ordinary.

I was hoping that this would have ended (coverups) once Clinton left office, but it hasn't.

78 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: msnimje
Why is this not the subject of every newscast, 24 hours per day?

That's what I want to know too!!!! I'm getting more than a bit ticked off about this. What the gosh darn heck is going on here? hmmmmm, grrrrrrr

79 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:15 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything)
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To: Kokojmudd

I have to agree with you.


80 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:15 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: hispanarepublicana

"Channel 9 is doing great work on this."
Thanks for starting the new thread and YES it BELONGS ON BREAKING NEWS. Wake up people!

Here is where those of us that have been praying for this since Saturday night can email our thanks to Channel 9!

http://www.newsok.com/more/contactus


81 posted on 10/05/2005 6:27:47 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Abigail Adams

Near halftime, they start really checking the bags/backpacks of everyone entering the stadium because of the no alcohol policy. They check them closer then they do at the beginning when we enter the stadium because in the past people have left the game to go get alcohol and bring it back to their friends. That's what got him IMHO!


82 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:03 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: hispanarepublicana; PhiKapMom
Updated FR list-o-links with brief descriptions (Update 2 on 10/05/2005). This list will be updated as new threads are posted.

Main thread with tons of useful info and breaking news from day one, Oct. 01
Joel jihad identification thread, Oct. 02
Bomb material found thread, Oct. 02
Explosive stash found thread, Oct. 03
Joel Jihad tries to buy Ammonium Nitrate thread, Oct. 04
OK City Channel 9 story thread, Oct. 04
Malkin blog posts thread, Oct. 04
Sources ID TATP thread, Oct. 04
Roomie identified thread, Oct. 05
More on the roomie thread 1, Oct. 05
More on the roomie thread 2, Oct. 05
Boren bio, Oct. 05
DougFromUpland interview with Jayna Davis thread, Oct. 05
Suicide Bomber Attempted Stadium Entry/5 Others Involved, Ticket to Algeria Found, Oct. 05. Breaking news now
83 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:13 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail PhiKapMom and Indcons to join the "Norman bombing" ping list.)
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To: Publius

Reason #2.... I guess it didn't work with me. I went to the gun store and bought 2 boxes of Federal Premium, 45 Auto, 230 Grain Hydra-Shok's.

I feel better now.....


84 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:26 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"DigiCrock"

You should trademark the name and
charge him everytime he uses it.


85 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:30 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: 2Jedismom

If she was HOT then that's ok.


86 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:43 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: RDTF; swooshou

Brand new FReeper swooshou first reported what was on the newscast. It was so important that posting a new thread was suggested as soon as the links went up on the Channel 9 webpage.


87 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:47 PM PDT by CedarDave (OU Bombing -- now knowing more about what we didn't know)
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To: Publius
There is the threat of misguided vigilante violence aimed at mosques and Muslims in general.

Misguided?

88 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:47 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PhiKapMom

the "who else" list regarding the silencing of this - is very long. the forces stopping national media coverage of this, are significant and very powerful.


89 posted on 10/05/2005 6:29:31 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Zacs Mom

"If this guy "wasn't" a terrorist bomber, he certainly did a fine imitation of one."

Trying to enter a crowded football stadium with a backpack of explosives would qualify you as a terrorist bomber. The fact that you attend a mosque and have some Pakistani friends would also make me curious.


90 posted on 10/05/2005 6:29:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: ladyinred

One thing of interest to all you freepers out there, and I would like to know if any of you know of a similar situation. It indirectly relates to this thread.

A couple of friends of mine were headed north on the connector in Atlanta in August. For those unfamiliar with Atl it was I75/85 going north near Turner Field.
Anyway they came up on a hearse, yes a hearse, with arabic writing on it. The arabic was then translated to "Allah is king, Mohamed will guide us". Two bearded arab men were driving. My friends passed them and the hearse went eastbound on I20.

I heard this after the fact. I was aghast and asked my friend if they called the FBI. She said no because there are cameras all over the highways. I told her she still should have called. I almost called myself, but considering it was two days later and I had no idea where they were, it seemed useless. I could only hope they were caught by the cameras. I shamed my friend for doing nothing.

Has anyone heard or seen anything similar in other parts of the country?


91 posted on 10/05/2005 6:29:57 PM PDT by del4hope (Tom Delay - HAMMER like you have never Hammered before - God's speed to you)
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To: JudyinCanada; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ..

Ping...........


92 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:14 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: msnimje

No kidding.... Where is the "FOX NEWS ALERT"

is this only more proof FoxNews is becoming apart of the liberal MSM??


93 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:24 PM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spin.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Channel 9 was always my favorite when I lived in OKC. No fluff just good reporting.


94 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:31 PM PDT by Chickenhawk Warmonger ("A Quagmire of Hate" coming soon to a bookstore near you)
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To: meyer

I believe Channel 9 is independently owned and they are teamed with The Oklahoman and OU Daily.


95 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:49 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: xcamel
Another national cover-up??

Cover-up? Why does everything have to be some massive government conspiracy?

Maybe it's somewhat simpler than that. Maybe in the middle of the investigation they don't want to spew too much info that will foul ongoing leads, whatever they are. If I were the investigator I sure wouldn't want my daily status report published in the paper either.

96 posted on 10/05/2005 6:31:02 PM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 900 knives and counting!)
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To: Publius
"It's important not to panic the rats so badly that they flee the country."

Seems to me that would be a good reason to shout this story from the rooftops.

97 posted on 10/05/2005 6:31:17 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: deaconjim
Does the Koran ever specify the sex of those 72 virgins? He could be in for a nasty surprise.

I wonder how you say "pretty mouth" in Arabic. I'm starting to see the disdain for pigs now.

99 posted on 10/05/2005 6:31:36 PM PDT by meyer (The DNC prefers advancing the party at the expense of human lives.)
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To: msnimje

Why is this not the subject of every newscast, 24 hours per day?
_______________________________________________

Put yourself in the authorities role. These jerks are trying to spread terror among the public in the US.

This was clearly such an attempt. To you give them a victory they did not get by hyping this up and like the terrorist spreading terror in the US? Or do you quietly try to go about stopping more such events?

I am not sure I know the answer. I know the incident on the Greyhound bus and the kid flying the small plane into the building in Tampa afer 911 were people sympathetic to al Qaeda. I think the government took the view, they were not members and lets not spread terror for the terrorist and change the American way of life.

What should be done this time? I bet had this worked al Qaeda would be claiming credit. Should the authorities do al Qaeda's job for them and scare the public out of going to college football games? Should they talk down the entire US economy and scare people out of living the American way of life like the terrorist want?

I would certainly favor handling this quietly if I knew the government was handling things like this rather than holding more diversity training session. But I think it is a tough call.


100 posted on 10/05/2005 6:31:44 PM PDT by JLS
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