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Arrested Fidayeen reveal terror route, LeT hand
Rediff ^ | 28 Nov., 2008 | Rediff

Posted on 11/28/2008 12:41:57 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins

The arrest of three Pakistani nationals hailing from Multan in connection with Mumbai siege has once again revealed the role of Lashkar-e-Tayiba in terror strikes in India after the Akshardham attack in 2002.

Police and central security personnel have arrested at least three Pakistanis, including Ajmal Amir Kamal, a resident of Faridkot near Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province. All the three belong to the suicide squad of Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

The terrorists told interrogators that 12 of them had left in a merchant vessel from the port city of Karachi, which was on its way to Vietnam, from which they got down and rowed 10 nautical miles into Indian waters up to Gateway of India.

The dozen people split into at least five groups that created havoc in five star hotels -- Taj and Trident (Oberoi). The terrorists were carrying dry fruits, suggesting they were prepared for a long-drawn battle.

The sources said the group was joined by some of the local contacts who provided them logistics like bags and dry fruits, the sources said, adding initial reports suggested that the terror group had come to the metropolis in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

However, new leads suggested that they had entered the Indian waters on early Wednesday morning, the sources said.

This major strike from the banned Lashkar comes six years after it had carried out an audacious attack on Akshardham temple [Images] in Ahmedabad [Images] in which 25 were killed on September 25, 2002.

Elite National Security Guards had to be airdropped into the complex to rescue 50 people.

The Lashkar-e-Tayiba had a mixed luck with attack on RSS headquarters in Nagpur and attack on Group Regimental Centre of the Central Reserve Police Force at Rampur (Uttar Pradesh [Images]) in 2007.

After being banned by the US for spreading terror in the world and being linked with Al-Qaeda [Images], Lashkar had mainly used its Indian contacts, which included Indian Mujahideeen, to indulge in terror network.

However, this time in Mumbai, the terror group decided to carry out the attack itself as they wanted to strike in a big way, the sources said.

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1 posted on 11/28/2008 12:41:57 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

so how much is Pakistan responible for these whackos?


2 posted on 11/28/2008 12:44:48 AM PST by fabian
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Will the moron, stupid,simple minded,truthers say that the attacks were staged by special secret shadow agency in the US government as a pretext for Obama’s sated desire to attack Pakistan?


3 posted on 11/28/2008 12:55:49 AM PST by NoLibZone (To All those that have sworn the Oath- Time Has Come. Or your service has been for the benefits.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins; Cindy
1987 : (PAKISTAN : THE MARKAZ aka DAWA AL IRSHAD, FOUNDED BY IQBAL & SAEED OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY OF LAHORE; AZAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY; BIN LADEN ... THE MARKAZ WOULD BECOME POLITICAL WING OF LASHKAR-E-TOIBA aka LeT-- See BIN LADEN) The Markaz [Dawa Al Irshad (the Centre For Preaching) ] was founded in 1987, at the inspiration of Osama bin Laden, by Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed of the University of Engineering and Technology of Lahore and Abdullah Azam of the International Islamic University, which has been funded by bin Laden. (Abdullah Azam was killed in an explosion at Peshawar in 1989 and, after his death, Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed have been leading the Markaz while continuing to teach at the University.) The headquarters of the Markaz [Dawa Al Irshad (the Centre For Preaching) ], occupying over 190 acres of land, are located at Muridke, about 45 kms from Lahore in Pakistani Punjab. Its vast campus contains a huge Jamia mosque for the construction of which bin Laden had reportedly contributed Rs.10 million, a garments factory, an iron foundry, a wood works factory, a swimming pool and three residential colonies for the inmates. A big Islamic University is also coming up. - "Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder," EXTRACTS FROM PAPER DATED 26-8-1998, TITLED " MARKAZ DAWA AL IRSHAD: TALIBANISATION OF NUCLEAR PAKISTAN"
4 posted on 11/28/2008 1:01:24 AM PST by piasa
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To: NoLibZone

“...Will the moron, stupid,simple minded,truthers say that the attacks were staged by special secret shadow agency in the US government as a pretext for Obama’s sated desire to attack Pakistan?...”

Are you implying it wasn’t?

s/

Pakistan is the source of most of Britain’s terrorist problems. The swamp will have to be drained sooner or later.


5 posted on 11/28/2008 1:04:28 AM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Islander7

The truthers have been on twitter saying it is the Masad. LOL Psychos.


6 posted on 11/28/2008 1:08:07 AM PST by publana (Thank you, Sarah!)
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To: publana

shakes head.....we grow some ignorant kids.....


7 posted on 11/28/2008 1:13:27 AM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins; Cindy; Pokey78
1987 : (PAKISTAN : THE MARKAZ aka DAWA AL IRSHAD, FOUNDED BY IQBAL & SAEED OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY OF LAHORE; AZAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY; BIN LADEN ... THE MARKAZ WOULD BECOME POLITICAL WING OF LASHKAR-E-TOIBA aka LeT-- See BIN LADEN) The Markaz [Dawa Al Irshad (the Centre For Preaching) ] was founded in 1987, at the inspiration of Osama bin Laden, by Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed of the University of Engineering and Technology of Lahore and Abdullah Azam of the International Islamic University, which has been funded by bin Laden. (Abdullah Azam was killed in an explosion at Peshawar in 1989 and, after his death, Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed have been leading the Markaz while continuing to teach at the University.) The headquarters of the Markaz [Dawa Al Irshad (the Centre For Preaching) ], occupying over 190 acres of land, are located at Muridke, about 45 kms from Lahore in Pakistani Punjab. Its vast campus contains a huge Jamia mosque for the construction of which bin Laden had reportedly contributed Rs.10 million, a garments factory, an iron foundry, a wood works factory, a swimming pool and three residential colonies for the inmates. A big Islamic University is also coming up. - "Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder," EXTRACTS FROM PAPER DATED 26-8-1998, TITLED " MARKAZ DAWA AL IRSHAD: TALIBANISATION OF NUCLEAR PAKISTAN"

1992 : (ST LOUIS, MO : RANDALL ROYER WALKS INTO A MOSQUE ON THE ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS --- See LeT, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL)

1993 -2003-... : (PAINTBALL CELL : AL-HAMDI IS IN THE US ON A DIPLOMATIC VISA OWING TO HIS YEMENI FATHER'S DIPLOMATIC STATUS--- See LeT, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL) Al-Hamdi has been in the United States on a diplomatic visa - thanks to his father's status - since 1993.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

1990s mid [94?]: (BOSNIA : FUTURE PAINTBALL CELL MEMBER RANDALL ROYER -ALLEGEDLY- FIGHTS WITH BOSNIAN ARMY--- See LeT, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL) [According to] Royer, he met members of the militant Lashkar-I-Taiba group while fighting with the Bosnian Army in the mid-1990s - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

1997 : (NC : BY THIS TIME, JIBREEL AL AMREEKI IS A MUSLIM CONVERT--- See LeT, NCCELL, ATLANTACELL) Fifteen thousand feet high in Kashmir and armed with a Kalashnikov–that was not how friends thought Jibreel al-Amreekee would end up. All of 19, the restless kid from Atlanta had grown up in a wealthy family attending Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home pulpit of Martin Luther King Jr. A soft-spoken youth with long dreadlocks, al-Amreekee had a passion for sky diving and reading books on the world's religions.
One religion that drew his interest was Islam, and while he was at North Carolina Central University, that interest grew into a calling. By 1997, he had converted and was spending his time at the modest Ibad-ar-Rahman mosque in Durham, where African-Americans mixed easily with immigrants from Egypt and Pakistan. He fell in with a group of fundamentalists who preached of how fellow Muslims were being slaughtered overseas and how jihad–holy war–was every Muslim's obligation. For al-Amreekee, it came as a revelation. He dropped out of school, read the Koran daily, fasted, and prepared for combat overseas. "He was into it, man," recalled a friend, Jaleel Abdullah Musawwir. "You know, Islam says when you get into something you go full ahead, and that's the way he did it." --------- "MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why," by David E. Kaplan, U.S. News, 06/10/2002, Posted on 06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT by Pokey78

1997 late : (AMERICAN CONVERT JIBREEL AL AMREEKEE LEAVES THE USA TO FIGHT IN KASHMIR FOR LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT-- HE WOULD NOT LAST LONG...--See NCCELL, ATLANTACELL) In late 1997, [Jibreel] al-Amreekee took off for Kashmir, where India and Pakistan have clashed for decades. Through friends in Durham [NC], he hooked up with Lashkar-e-Taiba (the Righteous Army), a now banned militia blamed for December's terrorist attack on the Indian parliament. ...After training at a Lashkar base in Pakistan, al-Amreekee got his chance: His unit began ambushing Indian troops in Kashmir. But the American didn't last long. After just 21/2 months as a jihadist, he was dead– killed while attacking an Indian Army post. "He got what he wanted," said Abdullah Ramadawn, a friend and fellow Georgian who used to drive him home after prayers. "He always said he wanted to be a martyr." --------- "MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why," by David E. Kaplan, U.S. News, 06/10/2002, Posted on 06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT by Pokey78

8 posted on 11/28/2008 1:19:36 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa

Thank you piasa.
I appreciate it.


9 posted on 11/28/2008 1:21:03 AM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa
1999 : (AUSTRALIAN TERRORIST DAVID HICKS HEADS TO ALBANIA TO JOIN THE KLA; LATER HE HEADS TO PAKISTAN-- See LeT ) Hicks is accused of training and fighting with a trio of terrorist groups after heading to Albania in 1999, where the US claims he joined the Kosovo Liberation Army, fighting on behalf of Albanian Muslims. Later that year he allegedly went to Pakistan, where the next year he joined Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, known for its attacks on India, Jews and Americans. ------Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay) The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others
10 posted on 11/28/2008 1:21:44 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hicks20-2008nov20,0,5140672.story

“Restrictions in Australia to end for ex-Guantanamo inmate David Hicks”
Associated Press
November 20, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Reporting from Canberra, Australia — Australian Federal Police said today that they would stop next month restricting the movements and communications of David Hicks, a former inmate of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The restrictions are due to expire Dec. 21, at which point Hicks will be completely free for the first time since he was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan almost seven years ago.

The Muslim convert spent 5 1/2 years at Guantanamo before reaching a plea deal under which he admitted providing material support to Al Qaeda in exchange for serving a nine-month sentence in Australia.”


11 posted on 11/28/2008 1:24:43 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
You're welcome.

2000 early : ( PAKISTAN : AUSTRALIAN DAVID HICKS JOINS LASHKAR-E-TAYYIBA ) While back in Australia, Hicks converted from Christianity to Islam and on, or about, November 1999, he travelled to Pakistan where, in early 2000, he joined the "terrorist organisation" known as Lashkar e Tayyiba (LET), also known as Army of the Righteous.
LET is accused of establishing camps, guest houses and schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan "for the purpose of training and supporting violent attacks against property" and Indian military personnel and civilians and other countries.
Hicks allegedly trained for two months at LET's Mosqua Aqsa camp in Pakistan. His training allegedly included "weapons familiarisation and firing, map reading and land navigation, and troop movements".
Then Hicks and LET associates travelled to a border region between Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and Indian-controlled Kashmir.There he "engaged in hostile action against Indian forces". His performance led to a trip to Afghanistan and al-Qaeda training camps, the US alleged. -------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP

2000 : (AUSTRALIAN KLA TERRORIST DAVID HICKS JOINS LeT, PART OF BIN LADEN'S FRONT AGAINST JEWS & CRUSADERS [AL QAEDA]) Later that year he allegedly went to Pakistan, where the next year [2000] he joined Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, known for its attacks on India, Jews and Americans. It was via LET that he allegedly went to an al-Qa'ida training camp, where he met Osama bin Laden and helped translate training manuals from Arabic to English. ------Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay) The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others

12 posted on 11/28/2008 1:26:23 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
2000 early : (PAINTBALL CELL TRAINS IN MD, MO, DC--- see LeT, ROYER, ALI AL TIMIMI) In preparation for its jihad, the group trained from early 2000 through last May in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington and in St. Louis, Mo., the indictment said. It also trained in small-unit military tactics near Fredericksburg, Va., using AK-47 assault rifles and other firearms, Fox News reported. In the group's combat simulations in northern Virginia, it also used toys to fire paintballs, according to the Washington Post. - "GLOBAL JIHAD : Americans charged in 'holy-war' plot : Accused of conspiring to train on U.S. soil for battle overseas," WorldNetDaily.com , June 27, 2003

2000 : (PAINTBALL CELL MEMBER RANDALL ROYER TRAVELS TO PAKISTAN, WORKS ON BEHALF OF LASHKAR-E-TAIBA-- see VA JIHAD) Royer went to Pakistan and helped write press releases and set up a worldwide e-mail list for Lashakar-I-Taiba in 2000. He [later] said he gave al-Hamdi and Kwon a contact number for Lashkar-I-Taiba leaders when they traveled to Pakistan.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

13 posted on 11/28/2008 1:31:07 AM PST by piasa
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To: backhoe
DECEMBER 22, 2000 : (INDIA : RED FORT ATTACK BY THE GROUP LASHKAR E TAIBA, A MEMBER OF AL QAEDA'S "INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FRONT FOR JIHAD AGAINST THE US AND ISRAEL") The Red Fort, as the seat of the Muslim rulers of the past, is an important symbol in its eyes. ... While reporting the Red Fort attack on December 22, 2000, sections of the foreign media described the Lashkar as a Kashmiri militant organisation. It is not. It is a Pakistani organisation based in Pakistan and operating from there. It is a member of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front For Jihad Against the US and Israel. The wrong perceptions abroad about this organisation need to be corrected vigorously. The activities of Osama bin Laden and his announcement of an International Islamic Front For Jihad against the US and Israel assume ominous significance in the context of his past and continuing links with the Markaz Dawa Al Irshad (the Centre For Preaching) of Pakistan and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (the Army of the Pure), its militant wing. The Markaz and the Lashkar have been involved in acts of terrorism, not only in J & K, but also in other parts of India. - "Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder," EXTRACTS FROM PAPER DATED 26-8-1998, TITLED " MARKAZ DAWA AL IRSHAD: TALIBANISATION OF NUCLEAR PAKISTAN"

DECEMBER 23, 2000 : (A TV CAMERA IS STOLEN IN GRENOBLE FRANCE ON CHRISTMAS EVE-- IT WAS LATER USED TO SMUGGLE A BOMB INTO THE CAMP OF AFGHANISTAN'S NORTHERN ALLIANCE LEADER AHMAD MASSOUD IN SEPTEMBER 2001WHERE IT WAS USED IN HIS ASSASSINATION JUST DAYS BEFORE THE AL QAEDA ATTACKS ON THE USA -- See LeT, WILLIE BRIGITTE, SYDNEY CELL, VA JIHAD) ... A TV camera believed to have contained the bomb is known to have been stolen from a French camera operator in Grenoble [France] on Christmas Eve 2000. Massoud's murder was a severe setback to moves to oust the fundamentalist Islamic regime that harboured al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. ------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html

14 posted on 11/28/2008 1:33:20 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
JANUARY 2001 [circa] : (AUSTRALIAN DAVID HICKS aka MUHAMMED DAWOOD, AFTER RECEIVING FUNDS AND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FROM LeT , HEADS TO AFGHANISTAN TO ATTEND AL QAEDA TRAINING CAMPS-- See AL LIBI, ATEF aka AL MASRI, TARNAK FARMS) On, or about, January 2001, Hicks, "with funding and a letter of introduction provided by LET, travelled to Afghanistan to attend al-Qaeda terrorist training camps".
"Upon arriving in Afghanistan, Hicks went to an al-Qaeda guest house where he met Ibn Sheikh al Libi, a top-ranking al-Qaeda member, and others," the US alleged.
"Hicks turned in his passport and indicated that he would use the kunya, or alias, Muhammed Dawood."
Hicks is then said to have travelled to and trained at al-Qaeda's al Farouq camp, located outside Kandahar, Afghanistan. "In al-Qaeda's eight-week basic training course, Hicks trained in weapons familiarisation and firing, land mines, tactics, topography, field movements and basic explosives," the US alleged.
He also trained in al-Qaeda's guerrilla warfare and mountain tactics training course.
"This seven-week course included: marksmanship; small teams tactics; ambush; camouflage; rendezvous techniques; and techniques to pass intelligence to al-Qaeda operatives," according to the US. It was while training at al Farouq that Hicks allegedly spoke with bin Laden.
During one visit, Hicks is said to have questioned bin Laden regarding the lack of English in al-Qaeda training materials. "Accepting bin Laden's advice, Hicks began to translate the training camp materials from Arabic to English," the US said.
On another occasion, then al-Qaeda military commander Muhammad Atef, also known as Abu Hafs al Masri, allegedly "summoned and interviewed Hicks about the travel habits of Australians". After the meeting, Atef recommended Hicks attend al-Qaeda's urban tactics training course at Tarnak Farm. Tarnak Farm included a mock city, where trainees were taught to fight in an urban environment.
Training included "marksmanship; use of assault and sniper rifles; rappelling; kidnapping techniques; and assassination methods".
-------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP
15 posted on 11/28/2008 1:40:55 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
MARCH 2001 TO 2005 : (LeT's MOHAMMED AJMAL KHAN AIDS TERRORISTS FINANCIALLY AND MATERIALLY FOR YEARS BEFORE CAPTURE -- See UK) [Mohammed Ajmal Khan] Khan admitted to charges of conspiring to provide money and property to terrorists for four years from March 2001. He also admitted to directing a terrorist organisation and the membership of LeT, outlawed under the Terrorism Act 2000. .-------LeT terrorist imprisoned for 9 years in UK, Hindustan Times ^ | March 18 2006 | Press Trust of India
16 posted on 11/28/2008 1:44:41 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
AUGUST 2001 [circa] : (KABUL, AFGHANISTAN : AUSTRALIAN TERRORIST HICKS TAKES CLASS ON INFO COLLECTION & SURVEILLANCE -- see EMBASSY PLOTS, ABU HAFS AL MASRI) On or about August 2001, Hicks participated in an information collection and surveillance course in an apartment in Kabul, Afghanistan. "The course included 'practical application' where Hicks and others conducted surveillance of various targets in Kabul, including the US and British embassies," the US stated. Following the course [Abu Hafs al Masri aka Muhammad Atef] Atef interviewed Hicks again and "asked if he would be willing to undertake a 'martyr mission', meaning an attack wherein Hicks would kill himself as well as the targets of the attack". -------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP

2001 [before Sept 11, 2001] : (OUTSIDE PARIS, FRANCE : WILLIE BRIGITTE ORGANIZES SURVIVAL LESSONS IN FONTAINBLEU GARDENS -- -- See LeT, AHMED MASSOOD ASSASSINATION, SYDNEY CELL, VA JIHAD) [Willie Brigitte]... was known as the "camper's chief" because he organised survival training lessons in Fontainebleau Gardens outside Paris before the September 11 attacks, the official said. ...Brigitte is originally from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and had taken the Muslim name Abdelrahman.----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA

SEPTEMBER? 2001 (before Sept 11 attacks) : (VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL : AL HAMDI TRAVELS TO PAKISTAN) Al-Hamdi traveled there [to Pakistan] before the attacks on Sept. 11, Royer said - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

17 posted on 11/28/2008 1:48:55 AM PST by piasa
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To: Cindy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2001 : (AFGHANISTAN : ASSASSINATION OF NORTHERN ALLIANCE LEADER AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD [FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER OF AFGHANISTAN 1992-to-96, KNOWN AS THE "LION OF PANJSHIR" FOR MILITARY ACTION AGAINST THE SOVIETS IN THE RUSSO-AFGHAN WAR]-- WITH HELP FROM FRENCH TERRORIST WILLIE BRIGITTE -- See LeT, SYDNEY CELL, VA JIHAD, CONSPIRATOR TUNISIAN ADEL TABOURSKI, AHMED ELLATTAH, MOHAMED SLITI, WILLIE BRIGITTE, KARIM TOUZANI, KACEM BAKKALI, Yassir el-Sirri..) ... Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was killed by two men posing as documentary filmmakers two days before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.... [French terrorist Willie] Brigitte [was later linked] to the supply of two stolen Belgian passports that assassins Karim Touzani and Kacem Bakkali used to gain access to the northern Afghanistan stronghold of Massoud's northern Afghanistan stronghold... A TV camera believed to have contained the bomb is known to have been stolen from a French camera operator in Grenoble [France] on Christmas Eve 2000. Massoud's murder was a severe setback to moves to oust the fundamentalist Islamic regime that harboured al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. ------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html
18 posted on 11/28/2008 1:51:23 AM PST by piasa
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19 posted on 11/28/2008 1:57:14 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2001 : (BRIGITTE, PARIS CELL & THE ASSASSINATION OF AFGHAN NORTHERN ALLIANCE LEADER MASSOOD) A Frenchman under investigation in [2003 in ] Australia and France for possible terrorist activities was also suspected of links to the assassination of an Afghan leader, authorities said. Willie Virgile Brigitte, 35, is in custody in a Paris area jail where he is being held on suspicion of association with a terror group, French police and justice officials said. Investigations are under way in France and Australia into Brigitte's alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror network, French officials said today. A judicial official said that Brigitte was also suspected of running false passports to the assassins of former anti-Taliban rebel leader in Afghanistan, Ahmed Shah Massood. ----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA
1998 : (AFGHANISTAN : MASSOOD BAFFLED WITH THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY OF SUPPORTING HIS ENEMY GULBUDDIN HEKMATYAR--- See HIA) In the year 1377 (1998) Olivier Roy and Christoph De Ponfilly wrote in an essay: “Massoud never understood why CIA and Pentagon decided to support his enemy Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in the fight against him. Massoud always dreamed of a united and equal people in Afghanistan and also of free elections in this country.” and Bush has hade mistakes in IRAQ, compared to Toon's in Afghanistan? 40 posted on 09/12/2006 4:04:12 AM PDT by gusopol3

20 posted on 11/28/2008 2:04:17 AM PST by piasa
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To: backhoe

Hope you had aa godd Thanksgiving.


21 posted on 11/28/2008 2:07:09 AM PST by piasa
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To: backhoe

Sorry about that- my keyboard’s trying to revolt.


22 posted on 11/28/2008 2:16:27 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa

still noting your additional posts.

Thank you piasa.


23 posted on 11/28/2008 2:28:55 AM PST by Cindy
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

A country BANS someone or something that they do not agree with, like the Roman and middle ages exileing philosaphers.

But a country does not BAN murderers and terrorists. They should be killed.


24 posted on 11/28/2008 3:20:42 AM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: piasa
Hope you had aa godd Thanksgiving. Sorry about that- my keyboard’s trying to revolt.

Don't sweat it, neighbor- better to have a sticking keyboard than a sticking brain...

Thanksgiving was good, despite being a Chinese Fire Drill- my wife's Mom passed away this spring, so the holidays are kind of poignant, this being the first season with her gone.

"The Kids" ( all grey-hairs, now ) decided not to celebrate Thanksgiving, then their kids came home from the first year away at college, and there was much weeping & wailing & gnashing of teeth about "No Thanksgiving? My first year back home?"

So plans were made at the last minute, and naturally the relative assigned to get a turkey had some jive-assed emergency involving golf clubs, unpaid debts, and his brother, so the turkey did not materialize in time.

But, but...

On Thanksgiving day I got a Deli turkey from the store, fixed stuffing & gravy & cranberry jelly, and the two of us passed a nice day together...

Meanwhile, my brother in law swears we'll get together as a family Saturday.

We shall see.

25 posted on 11/28/2008 3:47:05 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: fabian

fabian,
Pakistan is %100 responsible.
For years Pakistan has been aware that they have a very large insurgent problem and have done next to nothing to eliminate it.
Fact is there are many within the Pakistan govt. that have outwardly supported the mooselimb rebels.
Looking for at least one more war between India and pakistan, and this one will be a doosey.


26 posted on 11/28/2008 4:02:37 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: piasa

Wonderful compilation of data, thank you.


27 posted on 11/28/2008 4:20:04 AM PST by exnavy (keep praying!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

But, but, didn’t the NY Slimes say it was Hindu terrorists? /S

My first thought was Somali pirates getting even for that ship the Indian Navy sunk.


28 posted on 11/28/2008 4:27:51 AM PST by CPOSharky (Coming up: Four years of Jimmuh Cartah on crack.)
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To: CPOSharky
My first thought was Somali pirates getting even for that ship the Indian Navy sunk.

More likely the Indian's had intel that a ship borne attack was on the way, so they sunk a pirate/islamic terrorist "naval asset". Unfortunately they didn't get the ship (or ships based on latest reports) that were carrying the terrorists.

29 posted on 11/28/2008 4:42:14 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
The two groups that Muslims hate more than Americans, Jews and Hindus.
30 posted on 11/28/2008 4:45:11 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama is a lying wimp and anyone who supports him is one too!)
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To: tobyhill
The two groups that Muslims hate more than Americans, Jews and Hindus.

They blame the Hind-Jews.

31 posted on 11/28/2008 5:26:30 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood
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To: piasa

Thanks for the great research on this group. That shows pretty conclusively this is an al-Qaeda sponsored group. Bookmarked


32 posted on 11/28/2008 6:10:42 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Joe Boucher

Then I think India has the right and duty to do to Pakistan what we have done with Iraq to overthrough and clean up that country. It’s easy for me to say so, but I don’t see any other way.


33 posted on 11/28/2008 7:40:52 AM PST by fabian
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To: fabian

We didn’t really ‘clean up’ Iraq in any way. We’ll be fighting them again down the road..

Unless you get them out of islam, there’s no hope for long term peace.


34 posted on 11/28/2008 7:42:55 AM PST by MartinStyles
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To: MartinStyles

yes, Islam is a big problem but there are many decent people of that religion and the christian faith that will maintaine a good hold in Iraq. And our soldiers have helped to convert some over there to the true faith through such great examples.


35 posted on 11/28/2008 7:49:37 AM PST by fabian
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To: NoLibZone
Will the moron, stupid,simple minded,truthers say that the attacks were staged by special secret shadow agency in the US government as a pretext for Obama’s sated desire to attack Pakistan?

The One (piss be upon him) is NOT the President yet.

EVIL BUSHHITLER DUBYA-SHRUB CHIMPEACHMENT is still in the WH.

So yes, the shadow agency did this to muddy the waters for when The One (his name be pissed) takes His rightful place among the leaders of the world.

36 posted on 11/28/2008 8:02:58 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: fabian

Real possibility for things to escalate and get real ugly real quick.
Hard to live next to folks constantly trying to kill ya though.


37 posted on 11/28/2008 1:02:44 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Cindy
more LeT timeline...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 : (9/11 ATTACKS ON THE USA)

SEPTEMBER 2001 : (VA JIHAD / PAINTBALL CELL : PAINTBALL CELL MEMBERS ABRUPTLY STOP THEIR PAINTBALL GAMES-- See LeT aka LASHKAR-E-TAIBA, ALI AL TIIMI {See ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION, IRAQ} ) The attacks of Sept. 11 also brought an end to the paintball gatherings. After more than a year of regular outings to a woodsy plot of land in Spotsylvania, the men abruptly stopped the games, fearing what it would look like to a world reeling from Sept. 11. Within a week or two of the attacks, several members met over Chinese food at the home of Yong Ki Kwon - a Muslim convert from South Korea - and asked the teacher, al-Timimi, to come too. "We invited him to dinner because we wanted to get his take on what was happening," said Ismail Royer, 30, the former St. Louisan and member of the paintball group who attended al-Timimi's lectures.------- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

SEPTEMBER 2001 : (VA : LASHKAR-E-TAIBA : PAINTBALL CELL DINNER MEETING; AL-TIMIMI ADVISES HIS ASSOCIATES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY) The men whose homes were searched are in their 20s and 30s. Most took Islamic classes from a prominent local Muslim scholar and lecturer, Ali Al-Timimi, who had suggested that the men travel abroad to Muslim countries after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Al-Timimi's northern Virginia townhouse and car were also searched....Many of the friends from the paintball club heeded Al-Timimi's advice to leave the United States. Royer went to Bosnia for seven months. Others struck out individually to Egypt or Saudi Arabia. Several - including Kwon, the dinner host - also left for Pakistan.... --------- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 or later : (WILLIE BRIGITTE TRAVELS TO AFGHANISTAN TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE THE TALIBAN -- See LeT, SYDNEY CELL, PARIS CELL) ... Brigitte acknowledged he had travelled to Afghanistan to fight alongside the Taliban against US forces after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, French officials [later] said.
France's counterintelligence service, the DST, has been tracking Brigitte for years, officials said. ----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 or later : (AUSTRALIAN KLA/LeT TERRORIST DAVID HICKS RETURNS TO AFGHANISTAN) "After watching television footage of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Hicks returned to Afghanistan to rejoin his al-Qaeda associates," according to the US case. He arrived in Kandahar and was given a choice of three locations to fight against US and coalition forces, with Hicks choosing to join a group of al-Qaeda fighters near the Kandahar Airport. "Armed with an AK-47 automatic rifle, ammunition, and grenades, Hicks travelled with his al-Qaeda associates to the Kandahar Airport," the US alleged. -------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP

OCTOBER 2001 : (US PUTS LASHKAR-E-TAEBA ON FOREIGN TERRORIST LIST) The United States put Lashkar-e-Taeba on its list of foreign terrorist organisations in October 2001. . - "11 Lashkar terrorists arrested in US," Hindustan Times, June 28 2003

NOVEMBER 9, 2001 : (AFGHANISTAN : HICKS ARRIVES IN KUNDUZ WITH A LeT ACQUAINTANCE AND JOINS A GROUP OF OTHER COMBATANTS INCLUDING JOHN WALKER LINDH IN FIGHTING COALITION FORCES) After guarding the tank for approximately one week, Hicks, still armed with the AK-47 rifle, ammunition and grenades, travelled with a LET acquaintance to Kunduz, Afghanistan, arriving around November 9, 2001. "There he joined others, including (American) John Walker Lindh, who were engaged in combat against coalition forces." -------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP

2001 late : (MAHMUD FARUQ BRENT aka MAHMUD AL MUTAZZIM TRAVELS TO PAKISTAN FOR TRAINING IN LeT CAMPS-- See LeT, TARIQ SHAH) The man, Mahmud Faruq Brent, was accused of traveling to Pakistan in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to receive training in camps operated by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group loosely affiliated with Al Qaeda whose primary goal is to fight against Indian forces in the disputed province of Kashmir.-----??By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer, August 4, 2005, 9:37 PM EDT

DECEMBER 2001 early c : (AFGHANISTAN :AUSTRALIAN TERRORIST HICKS IS CAPTURED SOMEWHERE NEAR BAGHLAN-- See LeT, GITMO COUNTRY CLUB) Hicks was captured on or about early December 2001 near Baghlan in Afghanistan. Soon after he was flown to the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.-------From Adelaide to al-Qaeda," Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP

DECEMBER 2001 : (INDIA : LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT TERROR GROUP ATTACKS THE PARLIAMENT) Lashkar-e-Taiba (the Righteous Army), a now [now is 2002] banned militia blamed for December's terrorist attack on the Indian parliament. --------- "MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why," by David E. Kaplan, U.S. News, 06/10/2002, Posted on 06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT by Pokey78

38 posted on 11/28/2008 9:53:49 PM PST by piasa
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JANUARY 2002 : (PAKISTAN BANS TERRORIST GROUP LASHKAR-E-TAEBA) Lashkar-e-Taeba was banned by President Musharraf and its assets were frozen in January of last year. - "11 Lashkar terrorists arrested in US," Hindustan Times, June 28 2003

JANUARY 2002 : (AFGHANISTAN : AUSTRALIAN LeT TERRORIST DAVID HICKS IS CAPTURED -- See JOSH DRATEL)

MARCH 2002 : (AN ASSOCIATE OF AL QAEDA'S OSAMA BIN-LADEN WAS FOUND IN A LASHKAE-E-TAEBA HIDEOUT) According to the State Department, an associate of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found in a Lashkar-e-Taeba hideout in March 2002 which suggested that some members of the group help Al-Qaeda.- "11 Lashkar terrorists arrested in US," Hindustan Times, June 28 2003
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MARCH 2002 : (AL QAEDA'S ABU ZUBAYDA IS CAPTURED AT A LeT SAFEHOUSE) LET has also sheltered al Qaeda deputy Abu Zubaydah until he was captured at one of their safe houses in March 2002, and is a co-member of the al Qaeda-led group “International Islamic Front for Jihad against the U.S. and Israel,” which has been blamed for numerous terrorist attacks.  ------ "Eichenlaub: Indian Islamist terror group had ties to Saddam," Commentary by Mark Eichenlaub , Insight,  www.insightmag.com - Issue Date: July 25-31, 2006, Posted On: 7/25/2006

JUNE 3, 2002 : (PAKISTAN: THE HEAD OF JAMAAT UL DAAWA CLAIMS HIS LOYALISTS CONTROL TWO MISSILES WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS -- See BOSTON CELL, LeT, JAMAAT UL DAAWA) Islamabad, June 3: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Amir Jammat-ad Dawa today said that they have loyalists among the personnel who control two missiles with nuclear warheads. They shall be used against the enemies of Islam. He made this statement while in the custody of Islamabad Police. --------- "We control two nuclear missiles" Hafiz Muhammad Saeed www.markazdawa.org ^ | Jun 3 2002 | staff Posted on 06/06/2002 9:24:07 AM PDT by lyonesse

NOVEMBER 15, 2006 : (BOSTON, MA : IMAMS OF THREE MOSQUES ARE ARRESTED - THEY ARE CLOSE RELATIVES OF LeT FOUNDER & JAMAAT UL DAAWA HEAD HAFIZ MOHAMMAD SAEED)
JUNE 2002 : (CANADA REFUSES TO EXTRADITE LIBAN HUSSEIN, BROTHER OF MOHAMED HUSSEIN --See BOSTON CELL, OTTAWA CELL, AL BARAKAT BANKING) In June, Canadian officials refused to extradite Liban Hussein, citing a lack of any evidence linking him to terrorism. -------U.S. jails Somali over cash transfers; Canada refused to extradite brother of accused The Star ^ | July 23 2002

JULY 2003 : (US REMOVES LIBAN HUSSEIN'S NAME FROM LIST OF PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF FINANCING TERRORIST ACTS; See LIBAN'S BROTHER MOHAMED HUSSEIN; BOSTON CELL; OTTAWA CELL; AL BARAKAT BANKING) the Bush administration removed his name from a list of people and groups suspected of financing terrorist acts. -------U.S. jails Somali over cash transfers; Canada refused to extradite brother of accused The Star ^ | July 23 2002

JULY 2002 : (BOSTON, MASS : MOHAMED HUSSEIN IS SENTENCED --See AL BARAKAT BANKING; OTTAWA CELL; BOSTON CELL) BOSTON (AP) — A Somali arrested in a post-Sept. 11 crackdown on money transfer businesses was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for operating without a state licence. Mohamed Hussein was convicted in April of two counts of illegally transmitting money abroad. Hussein, 33, and his brother, Liban Hussein, 31, were arrested during last fall's crackdown on al-Barakaat outlets across the United States.
Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of at least four years, three months in prison — a recommendation that drew harsh criticism from U.S. District Judge Robert Keeton. "You're trying to ask me to sentence him as a terrorist," Keeton told Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy, calling the recommendation "unfair and unjust."
The Bush administration last year said Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda group skimmed money from the tens of millions of dollars that annually flow overseas through al-Barakaat, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.
The Hussein brothers, natives of Somalia who hold Canadian citizenship, have insisted they had no knowledge of any link between al-Barakaat and terrorists. They ran Barakaat North America out of a tiny office in Boston and a subsidiary office in Ottawa. In June, Canadian officials refused to extradite Liban Hussein, citing a lack of any evidence linking him to terrorism. Last week, the Bush administration removed his name from a list of people and groups suspected of financing terrorist acts. Massachusetts prosecutors said the Hussein brothers wired about $2.8 million (U.S.) to an account in the United Arab Emirates between September, 2000, and November, 2001, even though the brothers knew they were breaking the law by not having a state licence. Mohamed Hussein had faced up to 10 years in prison, though federal sentencing guidelines called for two to three years. --------U.S. jails Somali over cash transfers; Canada refused to extradite brother of accused The Star ^ | July 23 2002

2002 : (RANDALL ROYER aka ISMAIL ROYER IS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR MAS -- See VA JIHAD / PAINTBALL CELL, LeT) ... in 2002, Royer was employed as Communications Director of the Muslim American Society (MAS), a major component of the “Wahhabi lobby” or Islamic political establishment in the U.S.   ------ "Portrait of a Wahhabi: My encounters with Randall Royer…and the “usual suspects”, By Stephen Schwartz, FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 30, 2003

SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 : (INDIA : AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE ATTACK BY LeT KILLS 25 PEOPLE) ....an audacious attack on Akshardham temple [Images] in Ahmedabad [Images] in which 25 were killed on September 25, 2002. Elite National Security Guards had to be airdropped into the complex to rescue 50 people. ---------- "Arrested Fidayeen reveal terror route, LeT hand ," Rediff , 28 Nov., 2008

39 posted on 11/28/2008 10:38:21 PM PST by piasa
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 : (AHMEDABAD, INDIA : LASHKAR-E-TOIBA TERRORISTS ATTACK HINDU TEMPLE, KILL 31 AND WOUND 86 MONKS & WORSHIPPERS) India Ahmedabad 31 86 Hindu monks and dozens of worshippers were massacred in an attack on a Hindu temple members of Lashkar-e-Toiba, an Islamic extremist group. -------posted by Diogenesis

SEPTEMBER 2002 : (VA JIHAD NETWORK/PAINTBALL CELL'S RANDALL ROYER, USING HIS PEN-NAME ISMAIL, WRITES ARTICLE FOR ANTIWAR.COM ENTITLED "PRO-DEMOCRACY THINK TANK IS FRONT FOR ISRAELI LOBBY"-- See LeT) - "An 'Antiwar' Jihadi," by James Taranto , The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal, January 19, 2004 , http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110004576

40 posted on 11/28/2008 10:47:34 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
OCTOBER 18? 2002 THU : (INDIA) Police said 16 persons, including 12 separatist guerrillas, were killed on Thursday in new shootouts in India's Jammu and Kashmir state. The violence came as India and Pakistan announced they would withdraw troops deployed along their border, ending an almost year-long military standoff that brought the nuclear- armed neighbors close to war over disputed Kashmir, the trigger of two of three wars between them.-- (EmergencyNet News) 18 Oct 2002

DECEMBER 2, 2002 : (GHATKOPAR, INDIA : ) Students Islamic Movement thought responsible for Indian bus blast killing two and injuring thirty-four. -------posted by Diogenesis

DECEMBER 12, 2002: (PULWANA, INDIA : GRENADE ATTACK) Grenade attack by Muslim separatists injures twenty-six civilians. -------posted by Diogenesis

DECEMBER 19, 2002 : (KASHMIR, INDIA : ) Two soldiers are killed and about twenty other people, including civilians were killed in separate grenade and shooting attacks by Muslim rebels. -------posted by Diogenesis

DECEMBER 20, 2002 : (PARAOTT, INDIA : ) Muslim attackers invade the home of three young women who were not wearing veils. They killed the three by slitting the throats of two and then shooting a third. -------posted by Diogenesis

DECEMBER 22, 2002 : (REBAN, INDIA : ) Terrorists invade a house, force victims to recite Muslim passage, then kill four of them, including a four-year old boy. Three other family members are wounded. -------posted by Diogenesis

41 posted on 11/28/2008 11:03:21 PM PST by piasa
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To: Forgiven_Sinner; backhoe; exnavy; CPOSharky; jveritas
You're welcome. These LeT terrorists get around- even in Iraq:

2003 months before the invasion of Iraq : (IRAQ & LeT : LeT INTERESTED IN IRAQ CONFLICT EVEN BEFORE THE COALITION INVASION) ...Yet it is LET’s involvement in the Iraqi conflict that perhaps raises the most troubling questions as to when the group arrived in Iraq and whether or not their motives were limited only to anti-American sentiments. This is especially important given that their rhetoric prior to the invasion was not only anti-U.S., but pro-Saddam Hussein. In the months preceding the Iraq war, LET statements included condoning jihad in Iraq. The group’s former chief, Mohammad Hafiz Said, even went so far as to suggest that Pakistani troops and nuclear weapons be used against Western forces in Iraq.
... Much of LET’s rhetoric about fighting the infidels in Iraq could easily be dismissed as empty threats. Post-war revelations, however, suggest that the group was serious—deadly serious. New evidence shows that LET funded sleeper cells and sent jihadist fighters to Iraq, specifically suicide bombers. LET fighters, including Danish Ahme, were reported to be captured in Basra by British forces.
The exact time period when LET operatives entered Iraq is unknown. But recently released internal Iraqi memos indicate that some LET members may have been among the foreign jihadist volunteers who came into Iraq before the war to fight alongside Saddam’s regime.
One internal Iraqi document of particular concern, ISGQ-2003-00054866, discusses the traits and skills desired by Saddam’s regime of its pre-war volunteers.  Among the desired traits mentioned were loyalty to the regime, an assortment of military skills and fluency in Urdu.  Urdu is the main language spoken within LET's base of operations.
It is possible that Saddam’s henchmen sought fluent Urdish speakers to communicate with other Urdu speaking groups involved in the planned resistance. However, the more likely reason is that LET’s outspoken desire to assist in defending Iraq and the subsequent capture of some of the group’s fighters by Western coalition forces, made them one of the key Urdu speaking “volunteers” Saddam’s regime sought to collaborate with.
The Iraqi dictator probably not only had strong ties to LET, but additional released Iraqi documents and the capture of Iraqi agents show that Saddam’s regime had extensive contacts with other jihadist, Islamic militants based in the Pakistan-Afghanistan region and in disputed Kashmir—contacts that went back to the 1990s.
For example, one of the documents quotes Iraq’s former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan as saying Saddam’s regime had numerous allies in Pakistan. Ramadan also says that he had been communicating with Pakistan-based cleric Maulana Fazlur Rahman, someone known to be closely affiliated with al Qaeda and a good friend of Mullah Omar [of Afghanistan's Taliban]
As more Iraqi documents (those that survived the last minute deliberate destruction) are released, the public may better understand when and how groups such as LET entered Iraq. Hopefully, the public will also better understand the exact nature of the pre-war collusion between Saddam’s secular fascist regime and Islamist fascist groups, who continue to play such a destructive role in today’s post-war Iraq.
------- "Eichenlaub: Indian Islamist terror group had ties to Saddam," Commentary by Mark Eichenlaub , Insight,  www.insightmag.com - Issue Date: July 25-31, 2006, Posted On: 7/25/2006

42 posted on 11/28/2008 11:17:41 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
FEBRUARY 2003 late : (VA : VIRGINIA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL : HOMES OF AL-TAMIMI, GARBIEH, AND AL-HAMDI ARE SEARCHED BY FBI; FIND KWON'S WILL IN TAMIMI'S APARTMENT-- see LeT) In late February, when the FBI searched the northern Virginia homes of al-Timimi, and of his students Nabil Garbieh and al-Hamdi, the warrants said they were seeking evidence that the men and Kwon had provided material support of terrorism or foreign terrorist groups. According to the agents' inventory, they seized from Al-Timimi's apartment a number of items similar to those seized from the other men's homes: Arabic documents, financial and travel records and computer equipment. They also seized items described only as "Misc. Jihad/extremism literature" and a "will for Kwon," the inventory said. ...
In e-mail responses to the Post-Dispatch, Al-Timimi [later] said he had hundreds of volumes of books at his home and "for me not to have literature written by contemporary Islamic movements - in all their various stripes and colors - would mean that I am not a serious observer of the modern Muslim world. … And my position against terrorism and Muslim inspired violence against innocent people is well known by Muslims."
He said Kwon's will was among his belongings because Kwon had made a pilgrimage to Mecca and had adhered to Islamic teachings that recommend preparing a will before making the trip. "So the existence of his will is no more than a case of a young convert who wanted to leave his will with someone in the community before he went out on pilgrimage … ," Al-Timimi wrote in an e-mail.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003
43 posted on 11/28/2008 11:20:54 PM PST by piasa
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APRIL 2003 : (LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT : PAINTBALL CELL : ROYER GETS INTERNATIONAL CALL FROM KWON) Royer said he received an international call from Kwon in April, less than two weeks before Kwon left his parents' home in South Korea. Kwon told him that federal agents from the United States visited their home twice. "The FBI came with the U.S. legal attache and with the South Korean police and the Korean police said, `Cooperate if you know what's good for your family,'" Royer recalled [later]. - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

APRIL 18, 2003 : (YEMENI AMBASSADOR WRITES LETTER TO US STATE DEPT -- See AL HAMDI, LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT ) Abdulwahab al-Hajjri, Yemen's ambassador to the United States, wrote a letter to the State Department on April 18 - after al-Hamdi had been in detention for a month on the weapons charge. The letter included a not-so-subtle reminder of his government's cooperation in the war on terrorism. "Yemen has taken steps that allowed U.S. officials access to Yemeni suspects on Yemeni soil, an act that has caused the government much consternation with opposition forces inside Yemen … ," al-Hajjri wrote. "We, therefore, find it somewhat disconcerting to see the case of Mr. Al-Hamdi being drawn out in this manner." His lawyer declined to discuss the issues that led the FBI to search his apartment in the first place: the travels abroad of al-Hamdi and his fellow paintball team members, and whether they involved training with groups such as Lashka-I-Taiba.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

APRIL 2003 : ( PAINTBALL CELL : KWON LEAVES HIS PARENT'S HOME IN SOUTH KOREA--see LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT) - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

APRIL 29, 2003 : (USA : PAINTBALL CELL / VA JIHAD'S KWON ARRESTED ON ARRIVAL IN US FROM SOUTH KOREA--see LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT ) According to court records, federal agents arrested Kwon on a passport fraud complaint April 29, after he arrived in Virginia from South Korea to testify before the grand jury. There is little other information available in the court record on Kwon, 27, who took part in the paintball games and studied with al-Timimi like many of the other men. - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

APRIL - JUNE 12, 2003 : (PAINTBALL CELL : KWON REMAINS IN JAIL FOR ALLEGED PASSPORT FRAUD--see LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT ) Kwon has been in prison since his arrest in late April. He has not yet been indicted on the passport fraud complaint that is keeping him there. - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

44 posted on 11/28/2008 11:29:41 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
MAY 2003 : (USA : VA JIHAD : SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED ON SUSPICION PAINTBALL CELL WAS ASSOCIATED WITH LASHKAR-E-TAIBA -- See INDIA) The search warrants executed in May sought evidence that some of the men provided support to Lashkar-I-Taiba, which the U.S. government designated as a terrorist group in December 2001, after India accused the group of taking part in an attack on the Indian parliament.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003
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In fact, LET agents have been captured in the United States. In 2003, operatives were arrested in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania for conspiring to "[P]repare for and engage in violent jihad on behalf of Muslims in Kashmir, Chechnya, the Philippines and other countries."------- "Eichenlaub: Indian Islamist terror group had ties to Saddam," Commentary by Mark Eichenlaub , Insight,  www.insightmag.com - Issue Date: July 25-31, 2006, Posted On: 7/25/2006

MAY 2003 : ( BRIGITTE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA : See SYDNEY CELL, LET) He [Brigitte] entered Australia in May this year [2003] ------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html

MAY 8, 2003 : (VA : PAINTBALL CELL : RAHEEM'S APARTMENT IS SEARCHED--see LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT ) Caliph Basha Raheem's Virginia apartment was searched on May 8.... Abdur-Raheem said the FBI agents he spoke to believe that these trips made by al-Timimi's students were made to conduct training with Islamic terrorist groups. Of particular interest to them, he said, was the militant Lashkar-I-Taiba group in Pakistan that is battling Indian forces over the Himalayan region of Kashmir, claimed by India and by Pakistan.- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

45 posted on 11/28/2008 11:34:00 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
JUNE 3, 2002 : (PAKISTAN : THE HEAD OF JAMAAT UL DAAWA CLAIMS HIS LOYALISTS CONTROL TWO MISSILES WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS -- See BOSTON CELL, LASHKAR-E-TAIBA aka LeT , JAMAAT UL DAAWA) Islamabad, June 3: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Amir Jammat-ad Dawa today said that they have loyalists among the personnel who control two missiles with nuclear warheads. They shall be used against the enemies of Islam. He made this statement while in the custody of Islamabad Police. --------- "We control two nuclear missiles" Hafiz Muhammad Saeed www.markazdawa.org ^ | Jun 3 2002 | staff Posted on 06/06/2002 9:24:07 AM PDT by lyonesse

JUNE 5, 2003 : (LASHKAR-E-TAIBA : IBRAHIM AL-HAMDI, SON OF YEMENI DIPLOMAT, PLEADS GUILTY TO LESSER WEAPONS CHARGE IN EXCHANGE FOR TESTIMONY--- See VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL) The son of a prominent Yemeni diplomat pleaded guilty June 5 to a weapons charge and has agreed to testify before the grand jury. - "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

JUNE 12, 2003 : (USA : 12 MEN UNDER INVESTIGATION -- See PAINTBALL CELL/VA JIHAD, LeT) - WASHINGTON - The FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating at least 12 Muslim men from the Washington area whom the government suspects of sharing ties to terrorists. The men and their attorneys say they are the victims of overzealous agents who are attributing sinister motives to activities as innocent as the men's participation in paintball games.
Several searches of the men's homes turned up a mixed bag of evidence, according to inventories of the seized items. The items included what agents described as a "terrorist manual" and a "printout of the FBI headquarters building" in downtown Washington, as well as an array of paintball equipment. But one of the inventories listed a "grenade launcher" that a prosecutor said he thinks is a flare gun.
... All of the men were students of Ali Al-Timimi, an Islamic scholar whose home was also searched. The group includes the son [Ibrahim al-Hamdi] of a prominent Yemeni diplomat, and a St. Louis native who converted to Islam.
----- "12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties," By Karen Branch-Brioso, (KRT) via St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thu, Jun. 12, 2003

JUNE 2003 a Friday : (VA JIHAD ARRESTS) The US authorities on Friday detained eight people [named as Randall Todd Royer, 30, Ibrahim Ahmed al-Hamdi, a Yemeni; Masoud Ahmad Khan, 31; Yong Ki Kwon, 27, a naturalised American born in South Korea; Mohammed Aatique, a 30-year-old Pakistani; Hammad Abdur-Raheem, 35; Donald Thomas Surratt, 30; and Caliph Basha Ibn Abdur-Raheem, 29. ] they accused of supporting Lashkar-e-Taeba, which has been engaged in terrorist activities in the state Jammu and Kashmir. Another three people [Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, 27, a Pakistani-born American; Sabri Benkhala, 28; and Seifullah Chapman, 30 ] said to be living in Saudi Arabia were arraigned with the eight. All were accused of conspiring to help violence by Muslim terrorists in Kashmir, Chechnya, the Philippines and other countries. Anti-terrorist raids were carried out in three states in the Washington region [Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania], the justice department said in a statement. The eight detained "have been indicted on conspiracy, firearms and other charges for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to train and participate in jihad in Kashmir," said US Attorney Paul McNulty. The 11 who face charges include at least two men born in Pakistan, one Yemeni and one from South Korea. They were to appear in court in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Washington suburbs.- "11 Lashkar terrorists arrested in US," Hindustan Times, June 28 2003
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Nine Americans were among 11 men charged today with conspiring to train on U.S. soil for a "violent jihad" overseas. According to an indictment issued by the federal government, the men belong to the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, or "Army of the Righteous," which seeks to drive India out of the disputed Kashmir province, Fox News reported. .----(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com .GLOBAL JIHAD Americans charged in 'holy-war' plot (Religion of Peace Alert) WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 27, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.com

JUNE 27, 2003 : (USA : 9 AMERICANS, 2 FOREIGNERS CHARGED : AHMED ABU-ALI IS BEING HELD IN SAUDI ARABIA, CASE RELATED TO MAY 12 SAUDI BOMBINGS --See PAINTBALL CELL / VA JIHAD & LeT) Nine Americans were among 11 men charged today with conspiring to train on U.S. soil for a "violent jihad" overseas. According to an indictment issued by the federal government, the men belong to the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, or "Army of the Righteous," which seeks to drive India out of the disputed Kashmir province, Fox News reported. The Islamic group is on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. India, which is in a conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir, accuses the group of launching suicide attacks against officials and civilians in the province.
"These indictments are a stark reminder that terrorist organizations of various allegiances are active in the United States and these groups exploit America's freedom as a weapon to recruit and position themselves on our shores, in our society," U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty told reporters. After the Sept. 11 attacks, said McNulty, "Virginia jihad network members were told that it was time to engage in violent jihad."
One suspect, Ahmed Abu-Ali, is being held in Saudi Arabia by officials probing the May 12 bombings in Riyadh that killed nine attackers and 25 other people. ----- "GLOBAL JIHAD : Americans charged in 'holy-war' plot : Accused of conspiring to train on U.S. soil for battle overseas," WorldNetDaily.com , June 27, 2003

46 posted on 11/28/2008 11:43:23 PM PST by piasa
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This one's kind of funny in light of the liberals' contention that Islamicism & Saddam Hussein's "secular" Iraq couldn't have anything to do with one another:

AUGUST 2003 : (LeT CHIEF MOHAMMED HAFIZ SAID SERMON EQUATES SADDAM HUSSEIN OF IRAQ WITH THE PROPHET OF ISLAM) Anti-Western rhetoric was fairly typical of Islamic extremist groups in 2002 and 2003. But in an August 2003 piece for “Pakistan Today,” author Tashbih Sayyed quotes Said LeT's former chief, Mohammad Hafiz Said] as equating Saddam with the prophet of Islam in an August 2003 Khutbah (Islamic sermon). Much of LET’s rhetoric about fighting the infidels in Iraq could easily be dismissed as empty threats. ------ "Eichenlaub: Indian Islamist terror group had ties to Saddam," Commentary by Mark Eichenlaub , Insight,  www.insightmag.com - Issue Date: July 25-31, 2006, Posted On: 7/25/2006

47 posted on 11/28/2008 11:47:41 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa
SEPTEMBER 2003 late : (THE FRENCH WARN AUSTRALIA THAT BRIGITTE HAS ENTERED AUSTRALIA -- See SYDNEY CELL, LET) He entered Australia in May this year [2003] and came to the attention of Australian authorities after a warning from the French in late September. ------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html

OCTOBER 7, 2003 : (THE FRENCH ALERT THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THAT BRIGITTE MAY BE IN AUSTRALIA FOR TERRORISM RELATED ACTIVITY) French authorities contacted Australia again on October 7, warning that Brigitte may have been there for terror-related activity. -----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA

OCTOBER 9, 2003 : (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA : BRIGITTE IS CAPTURED --See SYDNEY CELL, LET) Brigitte, who allegedly fought with anti-US forces in Afghanistan, was captured on October 9 in Sydney after France warned Australia of his suspected al-Qaeda ties. ----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA

OCTOBER 17, 2003 : (AUSTRALIA DEPORTS BRIGITTE TO FRANCE : See SYDNEY CELL, LET) deported on October 17 ... Brigitte, who originally came from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, was secretly deported [from Australia] less than two weeks ago. He is being held in a prison near Paris under tough anti-terrorism laws administered by high-profile judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere. A former teacher and a convert to Islam, Brigitte is believed to have been questioned by France's counter-terrorism directorate, the DST, for at least four days last week.
He is believed to have been recruited to al-Qaeda while living in the Paris suburbs before being sent to Afghanistan and then Pakistan to work with terrorist groups. ------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html

OCTOBER 28, 2003 : (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA : ANTITERRORISM RAIDS RELATED TO WILLIE BRIGITTE MAY HAVE DISRUPTED A DANGEROUS CELL) Authorities have raided several homes in Sydney and interviewed people who may have known ... [Willie Brigitte]....
NSW Premier Bob Carr said Brigitte's arrest may have disrupted a terror cell in Australia. ... "This was a serious character whose presence here was worrying. He came out of training in terrorist training camps," said Carr. "It's likely that they (authorities) are breaking up now some cell that has existed in Sydney." Carr said contacts Brigitte had made and training he had received in Pakistan and Afghanistan "confirmed that he learned about explosives."
...Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock told reporters that French authorities had indicated Brigitte had been asked "to provide shelter to an expert in explosives," without elaborating. French investigators haven't accused Brigitte of a terrorist plot or linked him to any attacks, but said he had spent months in al-Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. ----Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination,AP via The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA

OCTOBER 29, 2003 : (BRIGITTE HAS BEEN LINKED TO THE SEPT 9, 2001 ASSASSINATION OF AFGHAN NORTHERN ALLIANCE LEADER MASSOOD -- SEE SYDNEY CELL, PARIS CELL) The deported Frenchman [Brigitte] at the centre of a suspected Australian-based terrorist cell has been linked to the assassination of Afghanistan's anti-Taliban leader two years ago [in Sept 9, 2001] and alleged terrorist training camps near Paris. Australian intelligence agencies are being updated on the results of Willie Virgile Brigitte's interrogation in Paris, and a spokesman for Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said the allegations were of concern. ...
French authorities are investigating [Willie Virgile] Brigitte's role in the murder of the leader of Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was killed by two men posing as documentary filmmakers two days before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
Justice and Police Ministry sources in Paris have reportedly linked Brigitte to the supply of two stolen Belgian passports that assassins Karim Touzani and Kacem Bakkali used to gain access to the northern Afghanistan stronghold of Massoud's northern Afghanistan stronghold. ...Massoud, a pro-Western opponent of the Taliban known as the "Lion of Panjshir", was killed when one of the pseudo documentary makers activated a huge bomb. Both killers died in the blast.
------ "Deportee tie to assassination," By Peter Fray, Paris & Mark Forbes, Canberra, The Age [Australia] , October 29, 2003 ; This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/28/1067233172665.html

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To: piasa
NOVEMBER 9? , 2003 Monday : (FRANCE : MAN SUSPECTED OF LINKS TO THE ASSASSINS OF ANTI-TALIBAN N ALLIANCE LEADER AHMED SHAH MASSOUD IS ARRESTED) PARIS, Nov 19, 2003 -- Counter-terrorism agents this week arrested a man suspected of links to the assassins of anti-Taliban military commander Ahmed Shah Massood, France's interior minister said Wednesday. The suspect, not identified by name, was arrested Monday, Nicolas Sarkozy told lawmakers during a question and answer session. Sarkozy said the suspect "was in liaison with the assassins of Commander Massood," the western-backed head of the northern alliance opposed to the Taliban.
Massood was slain on Sept. 9, 2001 in northern Afghanistan, two days before the terror attacks in the United States, by two men posing as journalists.
Judicial officials said the suspect, in his 30s, was being held for questioning by France's counterintelligence agency, the DST. Under France's anti-terrorism laws, a suspect can be held for up to four days before being freed or placed under investigation. The judicial officials, asking not to be further identified, said the suspect was allegedly close to a group of people who carried out training exercises in the late 1990s in the Fontainebleau forest south of Paris.
It was not immediately known whether the suspect had any direct ties to a French man extradited from Australia on Oct.17, Willie Virgile Brigitte, who is suspected of running false passports to Massood's assassins. Brigitte, 35, had organized survival training lessons in Fontainebleau, according to judicial officials.
-------------Man suspected of links to Massood's assassins arrest Highmark Funds ^ | 11/19/03 | AP WorldStream via COMTEX
49 posted on 11/28/2008 11:57:42 PM PST by piasa
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To: Cindy
Remember that thread you posted on the big mosque fiasco in Boston?

NOVEMBER 15, 2006 : (BOSTON, MA : IMAMS OF THREE MOSQUES ARE ARRESTED - THEY ARE CLOSE RELATIVES OF LeT FOUNDER & JAMAAT UL DAAWA HEAD HAFIZ MOHAMMAD SAEED) The Pakistani authorities have confirmed the American findings that the imams of three mosques arrested on November 15 in Boston happen to be the close relatives of the founder of the deadly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamaatul Daawa.
Pakistani interior ministry sources said that the three Boston-based imams — Hafiz Muhammad Hannan, Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Mohammad Hamid — are close relatives of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The sources said they have informed the American authorities that while Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Hamid happen to be the real brother of Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Hannan is his brother-in-law.
Hafiz Masood is an imam at the Islamic Centre of New England, Sharon, Massachusetts, Hannan is an imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, Massachusetts while Hamid is an imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, Massachusetts.
According to the interior ministry sources in Islamabad, the American authorities had sought confirmation of their findings about three imams who were arrested for visa violations, before being released on a bail of $7,500 each. The sources said the arrest of 30 people in November was part of a wide swoop carried out by the American Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in eight states and the district of Columbia in connection with an ongoing investigation into a visa fraud scheme. The scheme was designed to help a large number of illegal aliens, primarily from Pakistan, fraudulently obtain religious worker visas to enter or remain in the United States.
Both Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaatul Daawa are generally considered to be pro-Osama and an anti-US groups which have been banned by the US State Department in 2002 and 2006 respectively. (Excerpt) Read more at dnaindia.com ...
-----Imams arrested in America are relatives of LeT founder Saeed ( pro-Osama ) DILIGENT MEDIA CORPORATION ^ | December 08, 2006 | Amir Mir Posted on 12/10/2006 7:54:35 AM PST by george76

50 posted on 11/29/2008 12:00:54 AM PST by piasa
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