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Britain's Al-Qaeda leader seized
The Sunday Times ^ | 08/13/06 | David Leppard

Posted on 08/12/2006 9:48:03 PM PDT by SleekMaid

SECURITY sources believe that a man arrested in last week’s anti- terror raids in Britain is Al-Qaeda’s leader in this country.

Home Office officials say that one of those arrested is suspected not only of masterminding the foiled plot to bring down up to nine transatlantic airliners, but also of involvement in other planned atrocities over the past few years.

They believe that he was instrumental in sending the ringleader of at least one previous British terror plot for training at a camp in Pakistan last year. He is described by counter-terrorist officials at MI5 as the senior figure in a British terror network involving Kashmiri, north African and Iraqi cells.

Scotland Yard believes that the plan to bring down airliners involved up to 20 terrorists who were planning to smuggle liquid bomb components in hand luggage onto nine British and American passenger jets.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; alqaeda; alqaida; captured; crushislam; eurabia; fifthecolumn; islam; islamicfascists; islaminengland; islamisadeathcult; islamisevil; islamonazism; jihadineurope; jihadintheuk; killallterrorists; killalqaeda; killhamas; killhezbollah; london; londonairlineplot; muslim; muslims; planes; proterrorist; sedition; terror; trop; whywefight; wot
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Did a search, didn't find this story posted yet I don't think......
1 posted on 08/12/2006 9:48:03 PM PDT by SleekMaid
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To: SleekMaid

Good, now we can follow by doing the same here. Anyone know where Howard Dean is tonight?


2 posted on 08/12/2006 9:49:16 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: SleekMaid

Ride 'em in, cut 'em out, ride 'em out, cut 'em in,

Round 'em up ...

Rawhide!

(translation: glad they bagged him)


3 posted on 08/12/2006 9:50:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: SleekMaid

They arrested Galloway?


4 posted on 08/12/2006 9:51:08 PM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: SleekMaid
The thwarting of the alleged plot has, however, failed to quash continuing fears among counter-terrorist experts. Senior security officials have briefed ministers that a “second phase” of attacks may be about to be launched.

Thats not encouraging.

5 posted on 08/12/2006 9:51:21 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: SleekMaid; FairOpinion

They should release the videos of the scumbags buggering each other and doing their Lewinsky impersonations.


6 posted on 08/12/2006 9:51:46 PM PDT by pissant
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To: SleekMaid

wonderful, hope he sings like a bird!


7 posted on 08/12/2006 9:52:55 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (GWB: 12 Aug 06: "...I ask for your patience, cooperation, and vigilance in the coming days.")
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To: SleekMaid
OK, shove a GPS transmitter up his a**, and let him "escape"!!

Maybe he'll go back to the "nest"

8 posted on 08/12/2006 9:53:20 PM PDT by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Darkwolf377
The Al-Qaeda leader — who cannot be named for legal reasons— acts as a suspected hub in a network of extremist groups. These include Kashmiri and north African groups based in this country. He is linked to a second suspect also in Britain who has “played a major role in facilitating support for the Iraq jihad”.

A third associate is an Iraqi who came to Britain in 2004 and worked on providing support for British extremists who wanted to travel to Iraq to fight the “holy war”.

MI5 said he acquired weapons in preparation for an unspecified attack in Britain. He was detained in January last year pending deportation to Iraq.

The British leader’s suspected links with other Al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan have been the subject of intense MI5 scrutiny since last August. >>>>>>>>>>>> MI5 must've been watching him every moment for the past year. Awesome work.

9 posted on 08/12/2006 9:53:41 PM PDT by SleekMaid
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To: SleekMaid

He may lose a few percentage points in the polls for his campaign for a seat in the US House. What district you ask? The Democrats will fill that in later.


10 posted on 08/12/2006 9:54:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: SleekMaid
You know, even though the British police seem to lack something of what I will describe as "street toughness," they really are very good at the investigative side of law enforcement. My hat's off to them on this entire story.

Yes; I say there, well-done chaps!
11 posted on 08/12/2006 9:54:49 PM PDT by StJacques (Liberty is always unfinished business)
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To: SleekMaid

Thanks for posting it.

Related article:

Terror plot suspects bugged by MI5 'sneak and peak' teams

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1682710/posts


12 posted on 08/12/2006 9:55:41 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Yea obviously he is busy briefing the NYT on Other National Security Matters... hahaha


13 posted on 08/12/2006 9:56:47 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Thank God for Domestic Surveillance or thank the President either way just be thankful.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Yea obviously he is busy briefing the NYT on Other National Security Matters... hahaha


14 posted on 08/12/2006 9:57:15 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Thank God for Domestic Surveillance or thank the President either way just be thankful.)
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To: SleekMaid
MI5 must've been watching him every moment for the past year. Awesome work.

The NYT editorial staff is probably being chewed out by their publisher for not breaking this story six months ago.

15 posted on 08/12/2006 9:58:17 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: FairOpinion


I'll never get to sleep tonight --- too much news.
=== placemark ===


16 posted on 08/12/2006 9:59:27 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" only 10% are radical, that's 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: SleekMaid

Britain's Al-Qaeda leader seized......

Is he Arab or Pakistani? That's what I want to know


17 posted on 08/12/2006 10:02:17 PM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: SleekMaid

bump for publicity


18 posted on 08/12/2006 10:03:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: SleekMaid
Moo has called for the annihilation of Jews and Israel. I would like to put a bullet into his head.....maybe few more after that...
19 posted on 08/12/2006 10:04:04 PM PDT by Dallas59 (WHAT THE HELL ARE MUSLIMS DOING IN AMERICA???)
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To: onyx

Time to talk to God, O .. has the world ever seen this much simultaneous conflagration? Think about your vacation .. didja have great gobs of fun? What was the funnest?


20 posted on 08/12/2006 10:04:08 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Darkwolf377

Dean is hanging with his bro's at the NY Times


21 posted on 08/12/2006 10:05:39 PM PDT by woofie
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To: SleekMaid

bttt


22 posted on 08/12/2006 10:09:14 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: MediaMole

LOL !


23 posted on 08/12/2006 10:09:43 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: SleekMaid
UK has strict laws regarding pre-trial publicity so expect some news to dry up for a while as charges are prepared by prosecutors. In fact the MSM has been asked already to limit speculation etc, hence the Times' woolly references.

Good ol' (lefty) Mirror has no such scruples, gives a name to "Mr Big".
P.S. "Brum" = Birmingham, England.

Pakistani officials who grabbed Rauf in Karachi on Wednesday following a tip-off from the UK knew him under his alias of Maitur Rehman.

"Rehman" is alleged to be a Al-Q biggie, other reports do not claim he's the same guy as Rauf.

24 posted on 08/12/2006 10:11:31 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: F15Eagle

Did you call?


25 posted on 08/12/2006 10:17:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: nopardons
Who is most likely to be the British Al-Qaeda Leader ?

Could it be Shamin Mohammed Uddin ?

He's almost 36 and is the oldest of those currently arrested.

26 posted on 08/12/2006 10:17:52 PM PDT by SleekMaid
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To: 1066AD
Yeah I've read about Rauf last couple of days:

Probe Into Air Plot Focuses on Brothers Sunday, August 13, 2006 By ROBERT BARR LONDON - The investigation into a plot to blow up jetliners over the Atlantic zeroed in Saturday on brothers arrested in Pakistan and Britain, one named as a key al-Qaida suspect who left the family's home in England years ago and the other described as gentle and polite.

British authorities, meanwhile, warned against complacency, saying the detention of several dozen suspects had not eliminated the danger. The terror threat level in Britain remained "critical" _ its highest designation _ and delays, flight cancellations and intense security continued to greet travelers at London airports.

"No one should be under any illusion that the threat ended with the recent arrests. It didn't," Home Secretary John Reid told police chiefs at a breakfast meeting. "All of us know that this investigation hasn't ended."

http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/08/13/ap/headlines/d8jf8upog.txt

27 posted on 08/12/2006 10:26:09 PM PDT by SleekMaid
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To: SleekMaid

I Think I C@!E.


28 posted on 08/12/2006 10:31:36 PM PDT by clippedwing
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To: SleekMaid

That would be my guess, as well. But who knows? Nothing about these damed Islamonazis is what we would consider to be "normal". It could be someone in his late 20s, just as easily.


29 posted on 08/12/2006 10:33:06 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 1066AD
"The brothers all work in the family's baking and confectionery business, run by their 52-year-old father Abdul.

Lock-up garages belonging to the business were among buildings raided by police."


==

You never know if your neighborhood baker is a terrorist.

It's amazing, they blend into society, while planning to destroy it.

And I bet the ACLU would tell us how horrible it is to monitor the phones of this innocent baker family.

30 posted on 08/12/2006 10:41:44 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: rawhide

LOL - a thousand pardons!!! that should be YOUR line!!!


31 posted on 08/12/2006 10:58:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: SleekMaid

Lock him up in the Tower of London and throw away the key!


32 posted on 08/12/2006 11:04:44 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: MediaMole

He denied any contact; hadn't forgotten about his sorry ass. I hope the ax falls.


33 posted on 08/12/2006 11:09:18 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: StJacques

Don't ever underestimate the Brits; they are absoloutly brutal when it is called for.


34 posted on 08/12/2006 11:13:37 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: woofie

You left out "with members in hand".


35 posted on 08/12/2006 11:17:14 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: Darkwolf377; woofie

"Anyone know where Howard Dean is tonight?"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1682155/posts?page=50#50


36 posted on 08/12/2006 11:18:06 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Atchafalaya
Indeed they can be Atchafalaya. And even more than they, the Brits are one of the most devious people on earth. Just study intelligence in the Second World War to see the truth. The Coventry Secret (not evacuating before the bombing because it might reveal they knew the code), the decoy of the body of the "fake diplomat" washing ashore in Spain before the invasion of Sicily carrying papers saying it was going to be a landing in France, the "phony army" under Patton's command sending meaningless radio signals prior to D-Day to convince the Gerries that the Pas de Calais was the real target, and on and on.

I have no doubt that when we learn the full truth of this operation we're going to see some more creative thinking on their part.
37 posted on 08/12/2006 11:20:07 PM PDT by StJacques (Liberty is always unfinished business)
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To: Yehuda

In other words, "Dean is looking at a sculpture of Hillary Clinton."


38 posted on 08/12/2006 11:25:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL!


39 posted on 08/12/2006 11:45:51 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: SleekMaid

Put panties on his head.


40 posted on 08/13/2006 12:19:34 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Darkwolf377
Good, now we can follow by doing the same here. Anyone know where Howard Dean is tonight?

Howard Dean is just Al Qaeda's American chief publicist.

41 posted on 08/13/2006 12:23:48 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: pissant
They should release the videos of the scumbags buggering each other and doing their Lewinsky impersonations.

Sadly such videos would probably be a big hit among our deviants.

42 posted on 08/13/2006 12:24:40 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: dennisw
Is he Arab or Pakistani? That's what I want to know

Don't know about that, but the chances that he is another stinking Muslim is about, oh, I'd say about 100%.

43 posted on 08/13/2006 12:25:13 AM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)
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To: StJacques

You left out the Grand Derangement.


44 posted on 08/13/2006 12:31:21 AM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: StJacques
Eisenhowerand his staff weren't bystanders in the runup to Sicily and D Day, Ike used his command staff as needed. Monty eventually caught up with the ebb and flow of the continental war after the outcome was moot because of ???
45 posted on 08/13/2006 1:05:34 AM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: SleekMaid

*BUMP*!


46 posted on 08/13/2006 3:17:36 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Mathew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: StJacques

Where did you get the idea that the British Police don't have street toughness?


47 posted on 08/13/2006 4:46:03 AM PDT by Jack2006
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To: Dallas59

What the hell are muslims doing in the 21st century? blowing up everything they don't agree with!


48 posted on 08/13/2006 5:14:44 AM PDT by omega4179 (When was Clinton going to fight in the trenches for Israel?)
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To: MediaMole
He is linked to a second suspect also in Britain who has “played a major role in facilitating support for the Iraq jihad”.

All kidding aside, after reading this in the entire article Galloway was the first person to come into my mind.

49 posted on 08/13/2006 5:39:31 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: SleekMaid

This is pretty funny - in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, the story from the UK was that the officials didn't even think this was an Al Queda plot and the Americans were jumping the gun!

But perhaps those laws concerning pre-trial preparations were a problem.

D


50 posted on 08/13/2006 7:35:25 AM PDT by daviddennis
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