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New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants
(NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a

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."

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1 posted on 03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2147450/posts?page=128#128

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3861602,00.html
(AP)

“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...”


2 posted on 03/12/2010 12:52:35 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/buena_man_is_accused_of_al-qae.html

“Buena man is accused of al Qaeda-related terrorist attack in Yemen”
By The Associated Press
March 11, 2010, 12:40PM

BUENA —

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.”


3 posted on 03/12/2010 1:01:05 AM PST by Cindy
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Photo:

http://media.philly.com/images/20100312_inq_jsuspect12z-a.JPG

Photo caption:

“Sharif Mobley, born and raised in Atlantic County, later lived in Phila. and Delaware.”

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Posted March 12, 2010

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/87437517.html

“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.”


4 posted on 03/12/2010 1:21:54 AM PST by Cindy
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A Point of Interest:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/arabicstudies/index

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Note: The following post is a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2418588/posts

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


5 posted on 03/12/2010 1:26:58 AM PST by Cindy
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OFF THREAD TOPIC and A Point of Interest:

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2353691/posts

“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


6 posted on 03/12/2010 1:34:01 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Meanwhile Obama’s Homeland targets conservatives, instead of the Islamic-terrorist enemy within.


7 posted on 03/12/2010 2:58:10 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: Cindy
Wow Buena, that is only down the road about 15 miles.

Matter of fact many years ago I did my student teaching at Buena High.

It is a relatively rural area.

8 posted on 03/12/2010 3:06:36 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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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.


9 posted on 03/12/2010 3:08:22 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cindy

Another Democrat long ignored or considered as a Czar.


10 posted on 03/12/2010 3:44:51 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cindy
I search for a local news outlet and found one from Vineland NJ with a 5 page article. Unlike the national outlets claiming he was US born this one says
"... Sharif Mobley -- a 26-year-old Somali-born U.S. citizen"

11 posted on 03/12/2010 4:00:11 AM PST by drpix
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To: Cindy
Here's the link: Vineland, NJ - dailyjournal
12 posted on 03/12/2010 4:03:01 AM PST by drpix
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"Speaking to NBC Philadelphia Wednesday, Mobley's mother denied claims her son was a terrorist. She called Sharif a "good Muslim" and said he's "absolutely not a terrorist."

Yes Mom, how could anyone think someone from the "religion of peace" could be a terrorist?
13 posted on 03/12/2010 4:14:05 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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SO, what did he do at a nuke, clean the toilets?


14 posted on 03/12/2010 4:28:47 AM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Cindy
As someone who has lived the better part of his life in this area of the country I can tell you from first hand experience that we've got more to worry about than just Arabs and the occasional nut bag Jihadi Jane. There are a boat load of radicalized Black Muslims that slither through our inner cities hell bent on America's destruction. Many are ex-cons who get radicalized in prisons. The mosques are crawling with them. They are a major national security problem right in our midst that is being out right ignored by this administration, and for that matter, the last one as well.
15 posted on 03/12/2010 5:18:23 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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"Castro says he ran into Mobley during an Army tour in Iraq around four years ago."

What was he doing in Iraq? ? ? ?

16 posted on 03/12/2010 6:07:22 AM PST by cookcounty (Let us not speak of the honor of men. Rather, let us bind them with the Constitution. --Jefferson)
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bttt


17 posted on 03/12/2010 9:36:57 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: drpix

Thank you for the links Dr. Pix.


18 posted on 03/12/2010 12:41:53 PM PST by Cindy
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To: cookcounty

That’s a good question Cook County.

The jihad is global.


19 posted on 03/12/2010 12:42:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

Thank you for the bump rdl6989.


20 posted on 03/12/2010 12:42:49 PM PST by Cindy
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Al-Qaeda suspect worked at SIX nuclear plants...
http://cbs3.com/local/sharif.mobley.yemen.2.1556982.html

Snippet coming.

If you would like to request your thread being back on the side bar, I would agree.


21 posted on 03/12/2010 10:58:32 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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http://cbs3.com/local/sharif.mobley.yemen.2.1556982.html

Al-Qaeda Suspect From NJ Worked At 6 Nuke Plants

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP)

An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, and authorities are investigating whether he had access to sensitive information or materials that would be useful to terrorists.

Sharif Mobley, 26, worked for contractors at plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland from 2002 to 2008, mostly hauling materials and setting up scaffolding, plant officials said.


22 posted on 03/12/2010 10:59:22 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Thank you Arthur.

What timing...I was just coming to this thread.


23 posted on 03/12/2010 11:05:31 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/#1852

For The Record - The IPT Blog

“Another American Tied to Al Qaeda in Yemen”

SNIPPET: “Sources say that Mobley had a relationship with Anwar Al-Awlaki, a former imam at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va., who has been linked to a series of terror plots. Awlaki is considered an inspiration for Nidal Malik Hasan before the Fort Hood massacre and also is suspected of encouraging failed Christmas Day airline bomber Umar Abdulmutallab.

Mobley previously lived in Philadelphia and Newark, Delaware, where he occasionally worshipped at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Delaware. The Imam of the mosque, Abdel-Hadi Shehata, said Mobley moved to Yemen to learn Arabic and study Islam.”

By IPT News | March 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm


24 posted on 03/12/2010 11:08:07 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/87438352.html

Posted on Fri, Mar. 12, 2010

“Al Qaeda link, a gun in hand
Jersey man held in Yemen”

By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News

SNIPPET: “In 2007, a West Philadelphia imam warned Sharif Mobley not to go to Yemen to study Arabic, but the South Jersey native and his wife, Zinga Bey, traveled there anyway.”

SNIPPET: “A law-enforcement source confirmed this week that Mobley is a U.S. citizen whom Yemen authorities identified as “the terrorist Sharif Mobayli” and who had been mistakenly called “a German citizen of Somali origin.”

SNIPPET: “Yemen’s Defense Ministry’s Web site has claimed that “Mobayli” was “an al Qaeda member involved in several terrorist attacks.””

SNIPPET: “According to sources, Mobley told friends that he had met Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born imam of Yemen descent who had an e-mail exchange with U.S. Army doctor Nidal Malik Hasan before Hasan allegedly killed 12 soldiers at Fort Hood last November. Al-Awlaki also allegedly had preached to two 9/11 hijackers at a Washington-area mosque.

In Yemen, where al-Awlaki now lives, Mobley continued their relationship, the sources said.”

SNIPPET: “Inside Mobley’s computer was video of him teaching children in a 2004 weekend sports camp in the U.S. The camp’s leaders had a dispute with Mobley and asked him to leave “for his radical views,” according to sources.”

SNIPPET: “Joe Delmar, the nuclear spokesman for PSE&G, a New Jersey utility company, said Sharif Mobley worked as a laborer for several contractors at three New Jersey plants on Artificial Island in Lower Alloways Creek from 2002 to 2008, carrying supplies and doing maintenance work.

Delmar said he satisfied federal background checks as recently as 2008.”


25 posted on 03/12/2010 11:21:13 PM PST by Cindy
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Bump!


26 posted on 03/13/2010 3:36:49 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Thank you for the bump Arthur.


27 posted on 03/13/2010 3:39:05 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Cindy’s been adding updates here.


28 posted on 03/13/2010 3:39:44 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Related?

Nuclear Plant Supervisor Found Dead [Rawatbhata Nuclear plant in Kota, India
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2470060/posts


29 posted on 03/13/2010 3:41:18 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Nothing in public articles/info to suggest they are related incidents.

I don’t speculate on things like this.


30 posted on 03/13/2010 3:44:38 AM PST by Cindy
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Bump.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 3:45:05 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Bumpin’ again.


32 posted on 03/13/2010 7:26:27 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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BUMP.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 4:05:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2601954/posts

(Nuke) Worker Spoke of Jihad, Agency Says
New York Times ^ | October 4, 2010
Posted on October 5, 2010 10:33:10 AM PDT by La Lydia

A New Jersey man accused of joining Al Qaeda in Yemen spoke openly of militant views while working at American nuclear plants, according to a report by the inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that proposes tightening personnel security rules. The man, Sharif Mobley, who is charged by Yemeni authorities with murdering a hospital guard during an escape attempt, said he told others in his union: “We are brothers in the union, but if a holy war comes, look out,” said the report from the inspector general, Hubert T. Bell.

Fellow nuclear plant workers said Mobley had referred to non-Muslims as “infidels” and had visited “unusual” Web sites on his personal computer, including one showing a mushroom cloud...

The report...recommended improving plant employee training on how to detect and report “behaviors associated with terrorist intent.” It proposed that regulatory commission officials should get direct access to a nuclear industry personnel database and suggested more frequent matching of employee names against terrorist watch lists.

The inspector general also suggested requiring disclosure of any foreign travel by employees so that they could be questioned about their destinations and activities....

The American-born Mobley, 26, worked between 2002 and 2008 as a laborer at six nuclear plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland...

Mobley told friends in 2008 that he planned to move to Yemen to study Arabic and Islam. American and Yemeni officials said he connected there with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the branch of the terrorist network in Yemen.

Mobley was arrested by Yemeni security officers in January and was taken to a hospital in Sana, the capital, after complaining of illness. On March 7 he grabbed a security guard’s gun and tried to escape, fatally shooting one guard. He remains in Yemeni custody on capital murder charges....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


34 posted on 10/11/2010 1:00:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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