Skip to comments.New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants
Posted on 03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST by Cindy
"New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants"
SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants.
Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday.
The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner on its way to Detroit on Christmas."
SNIPPET: "Former high school classmate Roman Castro says Mobley was always fiercely religious and tried to convert high school friends to Islam.
Castro says he ran into Mobley during an Army tour in Iraq around four years ago. The two had a short exchange, with Mobley telling him to "Get the hell away from me, you Muslim killer," according to Castro.
A former neighbor said Mobley moved to Yemen two years ago to study Islam."
(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...
Yemen holds US man after al-Qaeda sweep, shootout
Published: 03.11.10, 22:50 / Israel News
SNIPPET: Yemen counterterrorism authorities captured a US citizen of Somali origin after he shot his way out of a hospital in the Middle Eastern country, where he was being held after a sweep of al-Qaeda members, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities in Yemen are holding Sharif Mobley, 26...
“Buena man is accused of al Qaeda-related terrorist attack in Yemen”
By The Associated Press
March 11, 2010, 12:40PM
SNIPPET: “It wasn’t clear why the Baltimore FBI office was investigating, but records show Mobley previously lived in Newark, Del. The agency’s Baltimore office covers Delaware.”
SNIPPET: “A member of the Yemeni intelligence service confirmed Thursday that the man, originally described in statements as foreign, was a Somali-American.”
SNIPPET: “Michael Brothman of Vineland, N.J., said he graduated with Mobley from Buena Regional High School in 2002. He remembered Mobley boasting that he had a black belt in karate, being a fan of anime and being competitive in gym class. Mobley was also a member of his high school’s wrestling team.”
Campaign finance records show Mobley received $75 as an election day worker for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.”
“Sharif Mobley, born and raised in Atlantic County, later lived in Phila. and Delaware.”
Posted March 12, 2010
“S. Jersey man arrested in al-Qaeda sweep”
By John Shiffman and Jacquelyn L. Urgo
Inquirer Staff Writers
SNIPPET: “Sharif Mobley was born and raised in Buena, N.J., a tiny farming community in western Atlantic County, and later lived in Philadelphia and Newark, Del. Yemeni authorities said he could face murder charges.”
SNIPPET: “Albasha said Mobley was arrested last week during a sweep of al-Qaeda operatives with close ties to an Alabama-born extremist based in Somalia, Abu Mansour, known as “the American,” and the group al-Shabaab, or “the Youth.”
The FBI has been tracking young Somali American men who have allegedly joined al-Shabaab in Somalia; at least 14 from the Minneapolis area have been indicted on terrorism charges.”
SNIPPET: “Since January, when Mansour, the American jihadist, pledged to send more foreign fighters from Somalia, Yemen has tried to tighten its borders.”
SNIPPET: “Mobley traveled from the United States to Yemen to learn Arabic, said a former neighbor, Nehal Aboelmaged.”
SNIPPET: “While in Delaware, Mobley was married to a woman named Sabaa and the couple had a young daughter, said Aboelmaged, who is also the wife of the imam at the mosque they attended in Newark, Del., the Islamic Society of Delaware.”
A Point of Interest:
Note: The following post is a quote:
Arabic study may have been cover for bomb suspect
Associated Press ^ | Dec.31, 2009 | AHMED AL-HAJ
Posted on December 31, 2009 12:41:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
SAN’A, Yemen (AP) - The Nigerian suspected of trying to bring down a U.S. airliner with explosives might have used Arabic studies as a pretext for entering Yemen before disappearing for months, perhaps into one of the lawless country’s al-Qaida strongholds, fellow students and teachers said.
Interviews with staff and students at the Institute for the Arabic Language this week have revealed that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was frequently absent from classes and spent at most one month at the school in Yemen’s capital, San’a, starting in late August before vanishing.
Authorities say he didn’t leave the country until December and that his whereabouts during that period remains a mystery.
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OFF THREAD TOPIC and A Point of Interest:
“TERRORISTS IN THE MAKING? Egypt Pursues Europeans Taking Arabic Classes”
SPIEGEL.de ^ | September 25, 2009 | This article has been provided courtesy of NRC Handelsblad.
Posted on October 2, 2009 1:05:56 PM PDT by Cindy
Meanwhile Obama’s Homeland targets conservatives, instead of the Islamic-terrorist enemy within.
Matter of fact many years ago I did my student teaching at Buena High.
It is a relatively rural area.
Sharif Mobley was born and raised in Buena, N.J....
If he has any relatives in the US, they should all be deported to Yemen immediately.
Another Democrat long ignored or considered as a Czar.
"... Sharif Mobley -- a 26-year-old Somali-born U.S. citizen"
SO, what did he do at a nuke, clean the toilets?
What was he doing in Iraq? ? ? ?
Thank you for the links Dr. Pix.
That’s a good question Cook County.
The jihad is global.
Thank you for the bump rdl6989.