Skip to comments.Senior Saudi prince lightly injured in suicide attack
Posted on 08/28/2009 1:59:41 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "RIYADH: A suicide bomber lightly wounded a senior prince largely credited for Saudi Arabia's anti-terrorism campaign when he blew himself up just before going into a gathering of well-wishers for the Muslim holy month of Ramazan, the state news agency said Friday.
It was the first known assassination attempt against a member of the royal family since Saudi Arabia began its crackdown on al-Qaeda affiliated militants eight years ago following the September 11 terror attacks in the United States."
SNIPPET: "It said the prince, who is the son of Interior Minister Prince Nayef, was discharged from the hospital and nobody else was seriously injured.
The Interior Ministry has spearheaded the kingdom's aggressive campaign against terrorism, one that has intensified since militants first struck in the kingdom in May 2003. The country is the birthplace of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and was home to 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers.
On August 19, authorities announced the arrest of 44 suspected militants with al-Qaeda links in a yearlong sweep that also uncovered dozens of machine guns and electronic circuits for bombs."
(Excerpt) Read more at dawn.com ...
I hope he didn’t get his dress dirty.
You do realize the bastards tried to kill him because he has been particularly aggressive on al-Qaeda with some success? Lots of arrests and sweeps even in the last two or three weeks. Qaida attacks in Saudi have gone way done...and the bad guys dont like it one bit. Looks like that almost got that guy (anti-terrorist chief).
Any thing he might have done was for one reason. To protect the house of Saud.
Wonder if O will follow in Saddam Hussein’s tradition of sending money to the families of suicide bombers.
And you had better hope the House of Saud is protected. The alternative is exactly what Obama is hoping and praying for.
Think before you spew.
I’ll spew as I please. Thank you very much.
This guy's name often popped up in terror allegations.
With at least 5000 Saudi “princes”, what are the odds?
Mahfouz sued Rachel Ehrenfeld for libel after she wrote in her book, Funding Evil, that he was involved in funding Hamas and al Qaeda.
But he didn't sue her in the United States where she lives and her book is published. He instead took advantage of British libel laws that place the burden of the proof on the defendant, rather than the plantiff, and sued her in Britian. Neither of them actually reside there. But his lawyers claimed because her book is sold via online retailers like Amazon.com, and that meant people in Britian could special order them, the case was valid. Britians libel laws have given rise to a phenomenon of wealthy "libel tourists" or "libel terrorists", who sue there on the slimmest British connection in order to ensure a favorable ruling.
Bin Mahfouz's legal team made sure the case was heard by a Judge David Eady, who had a long history of strange rulings that ran in favor of censorship and against free speech. In May 2005, Justice Eady ruled Ehrenfeld had to apologize to bin Mahfouz and pay over $225,000. The fine remains uncollected and she's refused to apologize. But just like Mike Savage, she has been banned from being able to travel to Britian, and her writing and research work has been banned.
Ehrenfeld countersued in NY, asking the 2nd court of appeals for declaration that the British judgement was contrary to the 1st Admendment and hence unenforceable on a U.S. Citizen. The court agreed. In 2008, this case paved the way for the "Libel Terrorism Protection Act" which offers New Yorkers greater protection against libel judgements in countries whose laws are inconsistent with the freedom of speech granted by the US Constitution.
And Ehrenfeld wasn't the only victim. In 2007, he sued the Columbia Press that examined the alleged money trail between him and jihadists: Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World by J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins. Columbia turned around and threw the authors under the bus and ordered bookstores to return their copies and libaries to remove the book from their shelves.
But research found that on a Bin Mahfouz information website bankrolled by himself, that bin Mohfouz was a "principle donor" in the Mawafaq "Blessed Relief" foundation, an Islamic Charity that the US treasury department identified in 2001 as "an al Qaeda front that receives funding from wealthy Saudi businessmen."
In a 2001 note that was made public in June 2007, France's foreign intelligence agency said that in 1996, bin Mahfouz was known as one of the architects of a banking scheme constructed for the benefit of Osama bin Laden.
The report claims that both the U.S. and British intelligence services knew this.
Imagine how this would of affected the ruling of the Ehrenfeld case or the actions of the Columbia Press if this information had been made public sooner.
August 29, 2009
“Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber Who Targeted Saudi Prince Came from Yemen”
SNIPPET: “JEDDAH The suicide bomber who targeted Saudi Arabias deputy interior minister Prince Mohammed Bin Naif on Thursday had been based in an area of Yemen (Marib) known to be a base for many al Qaeda militants, Yemens foreign ministry said yesterday.”
“AQ Claims Bin Nayif Attack”
August 29th, 2009 | Syria, al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula
“On the Bin Nayif Assassination Attempt”
August 28th, 2009 | Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized
Thanks to Abu Afak for more details...
Note: The following post is a quote:
Saudi Assassin Hid Explosives in his Body/Behind
Themedialine ^ | 8/31/2009 | Rachelle Kliger
Posted on August 31, 2009 4:41:50 PM PDT by abu afak
New details reveal the man who tried to assassinate a Saudi prince got past palace security with explosives hidden in his Rectum. -
The man who tried to assassinate Saudi Arabias anti-terror chief last Thursday managed to get past security in a Jeddah palace by hiding explosives in his Rectum. -
Details of the assassination attempt, the first against a member of the Saudi royal family in decades, were revealed to the pan-Arab Al-Arabiyya. - The method of hiding explosives inside the body is unprecedented among Al-Qaida terrorists, and may draw a re-examination and alteration of security arrangements around sensitive facilities and individuals in the Saudi kingdom....”
(Excerpt) Read more at themedialine.org ...
A suicide bomber lightly wounded a senior prince largely credited for Saudi Arabia's anti-terrorism campaign when he blew himself upYou'll never guess how...
02 October 2009
“THERE’S JUST NO NICE WAY TO SAY IT...”
ADDING to post no. 16:
5 days ago
Students in the Faculty of Islamic Falluja
Type of bomb that targeted Mohammed bin Nayef
BBC for security affairs
The BBC has learned that security experts and intelligence in the world are very worried about a new development to the proliferation of new patterns were not known by the blasts, bombs martyrdom.
Prince - despicable - Mohammed bin Nayef recently been the target of a terrorist attack.
The BBC has learned that the element of martyrdom-Qaeda, who died last month while he was trying to blow up one of the princes in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast was
Had concealed a quantity of explosives inside his body.
Although no one was killed in the blast Soyala_i_hadi the same question, but it is feared that other persons may seek to emulate the new method of bombing techniques martyrdom.
Experts say that the proliferation of such new types of martyrdom bombings that have repercussions on the security of airports, it might become with metal detectors “zero
The feasibility and interest. “
He had left bombing last month, a lot of people wondering how a man on the list of those most wanted by the justice of the elements of al-Qaeda has been able to Executives
The approach to such a distance is very close to the location of despicable Mohammed bin Nayef, who is responsible for combating terrorism in the kingdom, and how martyrdom could blow himself up in
Of the room, where he was the Prince.
Investigators believe westerners working in the field of forensic medicine that they have a unique answer to the question before, and it had become very worried about.
Says Peter Newman, of Kings College in London: “We will be examining the issue extensively, and will have there is a” huge ramifications and repercussions on security procedures at airports, with
Possibility that the order becomes a boarding planes to the more difficult and complicated. “
Will be to study the issue extensively, and will have there is a “huge ramifications and repercussions on security procedures at airports, with the potential to become is the rise of passenger planes
More difficult and complex
Peter Newman, of Kings College in London
He adds Newman said: “It is indeed true that the metal detectors can not detect the explosives that he had concealed within the martyrdom of his body. And that it will mean
The metal detectors that are now useless too, and in the manner in which currently exist at airports. “
Referred to as martyrdom mentioned that one of the al-Qaeda fugitives, who wanted to hand himself over to the Prince personally. The sincerity Prince already - and the security of a safe passage to cross into his palace.
A bomb inside the body
But once arrived martyrdom to align purpose, ie, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, detonated a bomb that was placed inside the body.
The Prince Mohammed miraculously survived the accident, which did not hurt only slightly injured. However, television footage ripped it revealed recently demonstrated how a large hole formed in the ground
Terminal concrete by the blast, which also led to splitting the body of martyrdom accept God into two halves.
It is also believed that the force of the blast went down, which is why he has spent himself in a martyrdom attack.
19 October 2009
“FROM THE GLASS HOUSES DEPARTMENT”
19 October 2009
FROM THE YEAH, THAT’S PRETTY F*CKING GROSS DEPARTMENT
Also at majahden.com, they have put pics of the assbomber on display (having evidently picked them up from alriyadh.com). I can’t bring myself to re-post the images here, but if you can stomach it, here’s the link...
Posted on 19 October 2009 @ 01:36
ON THE INTERNET:
The Saudis are NOT our allies.
After we wipe out AQ they should be our next target.
STATE.gov: Washington, D.C. - "DEPARTMENT OF STATE'S TERRORIST DESIGNATION OF IBRAHIM HASSAN TALI AL-ASIRI" (SNIPPET: "Al-Asiri is an AQAP operative and serves as the terrorist organization's primary bomb maker. Before joining AQAP, al-Asiri was part of an al-Qa'ida affiliated terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia and was involved in planned bombings of oil facilities in the Kingdom. Al-Asiri gained particular notoriety for the recruitment of his younger brother as a suicide bomber in a failed assassination attempt of Saudi Prince Muhammed bin Nayif. Although the assassination attempt failed, the brutality, novelty and sophistication of the plot is illustrative of the threat posed by al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is credited with designing the remotely detonated device, which contained one pound of explosives concealed inside his brother's body.") (March 24, 2011)
Note: Undated photo included.
“U.S. Adds AQAP bomb maker to terrorist list”
By BILL ROGGIO
March 24, 2011
SNIPPET: “In February 2009, Asari was the eighth al Qaeda operative listed on Saudi Arabia’s list of 85 most wanted terrorists. The Saudi government described Asiri as an “expert in explosives and poison.”
Asiri has also begun to release propaganda for AQAP. In December 2010, Asiri announced the death of Abu Hammam Qahtani, the founder of Sada al Malahim, AQAP’s print magazine.”
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“Saudi suspect in underwear bomb plots trained others, U.S. says”
By Phil Stewart
ASPEN, Colo. | Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:25am IST
SNIPPET: “”There is intelligence that he has unfortunately trained others and there’s a lot of effort to identify those folks,” Pistole told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
Asked by Reuters afterward about the nature of that intelligence, Pistole said Asiri was believed to have trained a small number of people. He added that the intelligence was “credible.”
Believed to be in his early 30s, Asiri, who survived a U.S. drone missile attack in 2011, has drawn scrutiny for his skill at fashioning hard-to-detect bombs and hiding them in clothing or equipment.”
“Al Qaeda Threat: Officials Fear ‘Ingenious’ Liquid Explosive”
By RHONDA SCHWARTZ (@rhondaABC) and JAMES GORDON MEEK (@meekwire)
Aug 5, 2013, 8:57 PM
SNIPPET: “The officials said the new technique is believed to have been developed by the Yemen-based al Qaeda affiliate al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), home to notorious alleged bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is suspected of being the mastermind behind several devious explosive devices including the underwear bomb and surgically implanted body bombs.
Al-Asiri was listed today among Yemen’s 25 top terrorists, who the Yemeni government said were planning to carry out operations in the capital, Sana’a. The Yemeni government is offering 5 million Yemeni rials, or $23,000, for information leading to the capture of any of the terrorists.”
SNIPPET: “In addition to the new liquid bomb, a U.S. official said American spy agencies are concerned the attack could use what some call “Frankenbombers,” suicide bombers who could carry an improvised explosive device sewn into their body cavity.
Sunday on “This Week,” Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said the intercepted communications called for a “major attack.””
ADDING to post no. 21:
Department of States Terrorist Designation of Ibrahim Hassan Tali Al-Asiri
Office of the Spokesman
March 24, 2011
The Secretary of State has designated al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operative and bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan Tali al-Asiri under E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters. This action will help stem the flow of finances to al-Asiri by blocking all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which al-Asiri has an interest and prohibiting all transactions by U.S. persons with al-Asiri. AQAP has previously been designated by the United States under Executive Order 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Al-Asiri is an AQAP operative and serves as the terrorist organizations primary bomb maker. Before joining AQAP, al-Asiri was part of an al-Qaida affiliated terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia and was involved in planned bombings of oil facilities in the Kingdom.
Al-Asiri gained particular notoriety for the recruitment of his younger brother as a suicide bomber in a failed assassination attempt of Saudi Prince Muhammed bin Nayif. Although the assassination attempt failed, the brutality, novelty and sophistication of the plot is illustrative of the threat posed by al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is credited with designing the remotely detonated device, which contained one pound of explosives concealed inside his brothers body.
Al-Asiri is currently wanted by the Government of Saudi Arabia. In addition, Interpol has published an Orange Notice warning the public about the threat posed by him.