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Al-Qaeda's airport bomb plot ~ this one for Ireland....
The Observer ^ | Sunday November 19, 2006 | Henry McDonald, Ireland editor

Posted on 11/20/2006 12:07:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

An Islamist explosives expert now in a Northern Ireland prison conducted dummy runs for terror attacks at Dublin and Knock

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A convicted al-Qaeda bomb-maker serving a jail sentence in Northern Ireland carried out dummy runs for a potential terrorist plot at Dublin and Knock airports, The Observer can reveal.

Last Tuesday the expelled Islamist cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed was seen exhorting young British Muslims in an online broadcast from Beirut to target Dublin because he incorrectly believed US troops used the airport as a transit centre on the way to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it has emerged that key al-Qaeda bomb-making expert Abbas Boutrab visited both Dublin and Knock airports. Information on the airports was found at his north Belfast flat three years ago, according to evidence at his trial in Belfast Crown Court last November.

(Excerpt) Read more at observer.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbasboutrab; airport; airports; alqaeda; alqaida; alqueda; bakri; belfast; benal; boutrab; djafari; dublin; europe; globaljihad; holland; ireland; jihad; knock; lucan; mauredbenali; northbelfast; omarbakri; yocefdjafari
Al-Qaeda's presence in Ireland became apparent last August when the Garda seized a DVD with lectures on how to construct detonators and bombs while it was on its way to Britain. One senior officer in the Garda Siochana described the content of the training DVD as 'brilliant and terrifying'.
1 posted on 11/20/2006 12:07:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; blam; SunkenCiv; MadIvan; Dog; Coop; ...
Hat tip to the Counterterrorism Blog for this link:


2 posted on 11/20/2006 12:13:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What are our "spys" doing?


3 posted on 11/20/2006 12:14:18 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You know the Media is so unbalanced I am still waiting to read about the 50,000 U.S. citizens that were killed in Times Square on New Years Eve 2005.... Oh thats right sorry Bush unlike Clinton acted and took out the Madman Saddam before he could get the (pick your poison) material to the terrorists for them to (pick your delivery method) use....


4 posted on 11/20/2006 12:17:28 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Ted Kennedy used the KGB to undermine Reagan. Who used Al-Qaeda to undermine Bush?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I'm glad theyre too stupid to figure it out. I've been through our ME stop over many times, it's not there.


5 posted on 11/20/2006 12:20:22 PM PST by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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Cool map here:


6 posted on 11/20/2006 12:27:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bump


7 posted on 11/20/2006 12:37:13 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We never should have invaded Ireland.

/s


8 posted on 11/20/2006 1:06:04 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

ROFL!


9 posted on 11/20/2006 1:08:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

find it very very hard to believe that al qaeda doesn't know WHICH airport is used as there are always demonstrations going on there...antiAmerican ones.


10 posted on 11/20/2006 3:38:22 PM PST by catroina54
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To: george76

We just waited to kick your arse in the US..


11 posted on 11/20/2006 3:40:21 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why Ireland? No Bush there. No support for Israel that I know of. I wonder if it's because the Irish are mostly Christian.
Hmmm. We may be on to something there.

Of course it is. The murder and head chopping isn't about Israel, it's because we are Christians and Jews!


12 posted on 11/20/2006 3:44:36 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
article stated "target Dublin because he incorrectly believed US troops used the airport as a transit centre on the way to Iraq and Afghanistan"

And yes, it makes a nice target also because it is a Christian country.

13 posted on 11/20/2006 4:17:40 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Another bone head now sitting in jail. They are one hell of a rotten bunch. Allah must really love them. Then again, it may be hard for a pedophile's father's little idol named allah to really have any sentiments.


14 posted on 11/20/2006 7:53:45 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hurry up Irish. Give in right now and try to appease the Islamists as fast as you can. You never know, the Islamo-fascists might put off trying to murder you for a few more years. Somehow I think my Irish ancestors would get their Irish up, but you never know with todays leftist/appeasement thought prevalent in Europe today.


15 posted on 11/21/2006 2:21:57 AM PST by driftless2
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I suppose they are getting help from Sinn Fein/IRA!

Story from last year:

Knock Airport was on Al Qaeda hit-list

I only live ten miles from Knock Airport!

Ireland Ping!

16 posted on 11/21/2006 11:23:38 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Cindy

Ping.


17 posted on 11/21/2006 11:26:54 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
I heard about this a little while ago, and have prayed for you and yours.

I have been told by a good source that al-Qaida is working with the IRA/SinnFein.

God save Holy Knock. God save Ireland!

18 posted on 11/21/2006 11:32:59 AM PST by Maeve (Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.)
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PRAY FOR IRELAND!


19 posted on 11/21/2006 11:35:47 AM PST by Maeve (Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.)
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To: Irisshlass; george76
We never should have invaded Ireland. /s

We just waited to kick your arse in the US.

Irish gals, they're so shy in expressing their true thoughts.

jla --- who really did just take his wax jacket out of the wash and hang it up to dry, as it will come in good comfort next month in the west of Ire.

20 posted on 11/21/2006 12:45:08 PM PST by jla
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To: Maeve
I have been told by a good source that al-Qaida is working with the IRA/SinnFein.

You can be sure of it - but, of course, the usual suspects here on FR don't want to hear that!

21 posted on 11/21/2006 2:08:28 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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