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Arrested Muslims Had Prayer Group Plan
IRISH EXAMINER.com - Ireland ^ | Friday, March 12, 2010 | By Cormac O’Keeffe

Posted on 03/13/2010 3:12:25 AM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: “SOME of the seven Muslims arrested as part of an international probe into an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks had planned to set up an extremist prayer group in Waterford to radicalise other Muslims, gardaí believe.”

SNIPPET: “The seven – four men and three women – were arrested by armed gardaí on Tuesday in Waterford and Cork following a lengthy Garda investigation based on information provided by US intelligence agencies.

Five of the seven suspects – three Algerians, one Libyan and one Palestinian – had their periods of custody extended on Wednesday night on application to the courts for a further three days.

Two others – a Croat and a US citizen – had their detention periods extended for three days yesterday morning.”

SNIPPET: “Gardaí had the suspects and associates under surveillance for four months.

Investigators suspect that three of those arrested – an Algerian, Croatian and Libyan – were at “similar levels” in the group.”

SNIPPET: “Garda sources have confirmed the arrests are linked to the prosecution of American woman Colleen LaRose over an alleged plot to murder Mr Vilks. The woman, who went by the online name of “Jihad Jane”, visited Ireland last September for two weeks when she met some of those arrested.”

SNIPPET: “The computer experts are examining internet downloads on the computer and other documentation seized. Much of this is in Arabic and gardaí have contracted a company that provides interpretation services to the Gardaí to assist.”

This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Friday, March 12, 2010

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ali; alley; arabic; cartoonjihad; computers; globaljihad; internet; ireland; islam; islamicprayergroup; jihad; paulinramirez; pilot; september11

1 posted on 03/13/2010 3:12:26 AM PST by Cindy
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Background Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467399/posts

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Additional Links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467399/posts?page=119#119

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/201516.php

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Hat Tip:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/muslims-arrested-in-plot-against-swedish-cartoonist-lars-vilks-were-looking-to-recruit-more-jihadist.html


2 posted on 03/13/2010 3:14:34 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.


3 posted on 03/13/2010 3:19:11 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Cindy

Would someone in the civilized Western world explain to me that wherever muslims go, there is trouble? And if that is the case, why do non-muslim nations let muslims emigrate to their countries? This is suicide, correct? Is this any different than letting rabid communists or nazis into your country en masse? Have we lost our minds?


4 posted on 03/13/2010 3:29:02 AM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: john drake
Would someone in the civilized Western world explain to me that wherever muslims go, there is trouble?

A politician who says this:

A) Has balls.

B) Gets my respect and my vote, and...

C) Doesn't exist.

5 posted on 03/13/2010 3:35:18 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: Cindy

There was a long article in the WSJ this morning about the US citizen in this group, an American woman from Colorado who converted to Islam a couple of years ago and wears a full-body covering and veil. She took off for Ireland suddenly (with her six yr old son, whose name she had changed to Walid) last fall to marry a Muslim man.

She sounds like a nutcase who would eventually have joined some kind of cult or another anyway, and she converted after taking a course at a local college. She became radicalized almost immediately.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 4:30:34 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
Yes, I've been posting on this.


ON THE INTERNET:


IRISH EXAMINER.com: "Arrested Muslims Had Prayer Group Plan" by Cormac O'Keefe (March 12, 2010)

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THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "MORE ON AMERICAN ARRESTED IN IRELAND FOR ISLAMIC TERROR PLOT" (March 12, 2010)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WALL STREET JOURNAL.org, March 13, 2010): "SECOND AMERICAN FEMALE CONVERT TO ISLAM ARRESTED IN PLOT TO KILL MOTOONIST" (SNIPPET: "Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included "STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!" On Sept. 11, she suddenly left Leadville, Colo., a small town in the Rocky Mountains, for Denver, then for New York, to meet and marry a Muslim man she connected with online, her family says.") (March 12, 2010)
INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "IN PRAISE OF JAWAS..." (SNIPPET: "My best wishes to all concerned: job well done. That's one Little Blue AK for Jihad Jane, and one for each of her co-conspirators arrested in Ireland.") (March 12, 2010)

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MARK HUMPHRYS.com: "Islam in Ireland"



JUSTICE.gov/opa - Press Release: "PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN INDICTED IN PLOT TO RECRUIT VIOLENT JIHADIST FIGHTERS AND TO COMMIT MURDER OVERSEAS" (SNIPPET: "...charging Colleen R. LaRose, aka "Fatima LaRose," aka "Jihad Jane"...") (March 9, 2010)
Indictment - Link

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "YouTuber 'Jihad Jane' Indicted on Federal Terrmorsim Charges..." (March 9, 2010)


THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "JIHAD JANE: 'I won't quit til Islam dominates the world; I never want peace with these filthy bastards' - ANOTHER JAWA REPORT EXCLUSIVE" (March 11, 2010)


ABC NEWS.go.com (AP): Philadelphia - "PA. WOMAN ACCUSED OF RECRUITING JIHADISTS ONLINE Pa. Woman Accused of Recruiting Jihadists Online, Agreeing to Try to Kill Swedish Artist" (SNIPPET: "LaRose is a convert to Islam who actively recruited others, including at least one unidentified American, and her online messages expressed her willingness to become a martyr and her impatience to take action...") (March 9, 2010)
BBC News: "IRISH ARRESTS OVER 'PLOT TO KILL SWEDISH CARTOONIST'" (SNIPPET: "The suspects ranged in age from their mid-20s to late-40s." SNIPPET: "RTE said those in custody were originally refugees from Morocco and Yemen...") (Page last updated March 9, 2010, 18:24)
GUARDIAN.co.uk: "MUHAMMAD CARTOONIST HAD $100,000 BOUNTY ON HEAD Lars Vilks's sketches drew a furious reaction from Muslim groups and countries, and death threats from al-Qaida" by Matthew Weaver and agencies (March 9, 2010, 16:39 GMT)
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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog: "AN AWLAKI LINK FOR JIHAD JANE?" (March 10, 2010, 12:21pm)

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THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "ABC: 'NET POSSE TRACKED 'JIHAD JANE' FOR THREE YEARS" (March 11, 2010)

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STARCMC - blog: "COLLEEN LAROSE: YOUTUBE'S HOMEGROWN TERRORIST" -Posted by StarCMC (SNIPPET: "News came this afternoon of the arrest of Colleen LaRose. That real-life name is synonymous with these YouTube screennames: " SNIPPET: "That's a heck of a lot of YouTube accounts -- and these are only the ones we know about.") (March 9, 2010)

CNN.com: "JIHAD JANE, AMERICAN WHO LIVED ON MAIN STREET" (SNIPPET: "LaRose is also linked to the online organization Revolutionmuslim.com -- where she was a subscriber, again using the name Jihad Jane. The site is run by an American Muslim who has called the Army psychiatrist accused of a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, a hero.") (March 10, 2010, 3:30 p.m. EST)
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COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "'JIHOBBYISTS' NO MORE: ENGLISH-SPEAKING WESTERN JIHADISTS COMING OF AGE" by Evan Kohlmann (March 11, 2010)

CBS NEWS.com: Washington - "...Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed American Who Took Name "Jihad Jane" on Web Represents a Vexing Problem for U.S. Anti-Terror Agencies" by Bob Orr (SNIPPET: "The Internet is filled with Web sites and videos promoting Jihad and bloggers, many based in the U.S., looking for recruits. On Wednesday CBS News researcher Khaled Wassef scrolled through a long list. "It would not be an exaggeration if I said that there are at least dozens of bloggers operating from the United States," Wassef said.") (March 10, 2010)
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7 posted on 03/13/2010 4:35:38 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Yeah, right, a religion of peace and tolerance?

Is Muhammad a prophet of peace or a prophet of doom?

I suggest you bookmark these links on your web browser for future reference.

8 posted on 03/13/2010 5:24:56 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Cindy

Thanks, I hadn’t yet gone down far enough to see that thread. Strange story. Why is the US suddenly full of nutty, disaffected females rushing to enslave themselves to Islam?


9 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:07 AM PST by livius
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To: Cindy

Well, this signals something of a breakthrough for the Islamists.
The FIRST time I have heard of anything happening in Ireland.
They’re everywhere.
Cockroaches.


10 posted on 03/13/2010 8:24:15 AM PST by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
arrested as part of an international probe into an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks had planned to set up an extremist prayer group in Waterford to radicalise other Muslims, gardaí believe
Thanks Cindy.
11 posted on 03/13/2010 8:25:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: livius

You’re welcome livius.

It’s not sudden...been going on awhile (even longer than that if you go back to the days of Weather Underground, SLA, etc).


12 posted on 03/13/2010 5:09:49 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome SunkenCiv.


13 posted on 03/13/2010 5:10:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: supremedoctrine

You may want to look at the summary of key word articles for Ireland.
Interesting reading.

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


14 posted on 03/13/2010 5:11:30 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467399/posts?page=120#120

UPDATE:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,589186,00.html
(AP)

“Irish Authorities Release American Woman Arrested in Terror Plot”
March 13, 2010

SNIPPET: “SNIPPET: “DENVER — An American woman and three others arrested in Ireland over an alleged plot to assassinate Swedish artist Lars Vilks have been freed without charge, Irish police said Saturday.

Seven people — including the American woman, three Algerians, a Libyan, a Palestinian and a Croatian — were arrested Tuesday in Ireland. Irish police said three others who were also arrested remained in custody and were being questioned.

In Leadville, Colo., Christine Mott identified the American woman held in Ireland as her daughter, 31-year-old Jamie Paulin-Ramirez. Christine Mott said she was informed of Paulin-Ramirez’s arrest by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies.

Irish police refused to confirm whether Paulin-Ramirez is the woman released and have declined to release the identities of any of those arrested.”


15 posted on 03/13/2010 6:57:15 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The content of the link listed in post no. 15 has been updated.

UPDATE:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,589186,00.html

“American Linked to Terror Plot ‘Lost Her Mind’”
Saturday, March 13, 2010

LEADVILLE, Colorado —

SNIPPET: “Jamie Paulin-Ramirez also began talking about Jihad with her Muslim stepfather and spent most of her time online as she withdrew from her family, Mott said.”

SNIPPET: “A U.S. official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday that Paulin-Ramirez had been detained in Ireland in connection with an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended many Muslims.

Irish police said later Saturday that they had released without charge an American woman, who they didn’t identify, and three others arrested in Ireland over an alleged plot to assassinate the cartoonist, Lars Vilks.”


16 posted on 03/13/2010 10:21:05 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2470126/posts?page=37#37


17 posted on 03/14/2010 1:23:15 AM PST by Cindy
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QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2470126/posts?page=37#37

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Note: Photo included.

http://www.chieftain.com/articles/2010/03/14/news/local/doc4b9c75e695613268802141.txt

Published: March 14, 2010 12:07 am
“No cartoon: Leadville woman, 31, freed in plot”

By TRACY HARMON
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

LEADVILLE —

SNIPPET: “The last time Mrs. Mott said she had spoken to her daughter, Sept. 11, she reported her daughter told her she had been in Denver praying.

Mrs. Mott told police she and her daughter had been fighting after Paulin-Ramirez had decided on Easter that she was going to become a Muslim.

Paulin-Ramirez began to wear a scarf and spend an “excessive amount of time on the Internet speaking to someone named Alley,” according to Thomas’ report. Mrs. Mott feared that her daughter was headed to New York to meet Alley, an Algerian man, who said he was coming to America to become a pilot. She also voiced fears that it was her, and not her daughter, who was Christian’s primary caregiver and was afraid the boy would not be accepted into the Muslim community.

Mrs. Mott told Thomas that it was, “very out of character” for her daughter to disappear, giving up a job she had held for more than two years at Vail Valley Medical, where she was a medical assistant.”

37 posted on March 14, 2010 1:21:21 AM PST by Cindy


18 posted on 03/14/2010 1:23:49 AM PST by Cindy
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QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2470126/posts?page=38#38

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UPDATE:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703780204575119174131560714.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories

MARCH 14, 2010, 6:44 A.M. ET
“Four Released in Ireland Terror Case”
By NEIL SHAH and VANESSA O’CONNELL

SNIPPET: “WATERFORD, Ireland — Irish police said on Saturday evening they have released all three women who were among seven individuals arrested earlier this week in connection with an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist.

They were released and not charged, police said.”

SNIPPET: “”The three remaining people in custody are males,” and are being held in the Tramore and Waterford stations, a spokesman for the Irish police said. Police also confirmed for the first time Sunday morning that a U.S. citizen had been among those in custody.

The released individuals could still face charges down the road. A report for each of those arrested will be submitted to a director of public prosecutions, who can then decide whether the suspect should be re-arrested and charged. This process could take “a matter of weeks,” the spokesman said.

A release of Ms. Paulin-Ramirez raises the question of whether she will now be deported.”

SNIPPET: “The U.S. national, a woman, was believed to be in a relationship with one of the other males, an Algerian, this source had said.”

38 posted on March 14, 2010 1:54:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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19 posted on 03/14/2010 1:55:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: livius

Male or female, there never seems to be any shortage of disaffected, unattached poseurs ready and willing to attach themselves to one whacky “belief system” or another.
Religious cultists and Political cultists perfectly come together in Radical Islam, which has rushed in to fill the recruitment void left by the collapse of Global Communism, and we know who rushed in to fill the practical political void left by THAT.
A majority of Americans elected him.


20 posted on 03/14/2010 9:06:08 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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UPDATE:

UPDATE:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704416904575121900350150356.html

MARCH 15, 2010

“U.S. Woman Released in Terror Case”

By NEIL SHAH in Waterford, Ireland, VANESSA O’CONNELL in New York and EVAN PEREZ in Washington

SNIPPET: “U.S. officials are still investigating what role Ms. Paulin-Ramirez may have played in the purported plot against the cartoonist, according to people close to the situation.

Investigators are still looking into her Internet contacts to determine whether Ms. Paulin-Ramirez was an active participant in the alleged plot or just swept up in the probe by virtue of being in touch with others charged.”

SNIPPET: “The Justice Department said it wouldn’t confirm her identity. There are no U.S. charges pending against her and her status in Ireland is unclear.”

SNIPPET: “The police have sought and been granted an extension on the three remaining males in custody, including an Algerian man, which means they can be held until Tuesday.”


21 posted on 03/15/2010 6:56:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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UPDATE:

April 2, 2010

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://philadelphia.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/ph040210.htm

Women from Colorado and Pennsylvania Charged with Terrorism Violations in Superseding Indictment

WASHINGTON—A superseding indictment unsealed this afternoon in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charges Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Colorado, and Colleen R. LaRose, aka “Fatima LaRose,” aka “JihadJane,” a resident of Pennsylvania, with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The superseding indictment adds Ramirez as a defendant to what was previously an indictment charging only LaRose.

The new charges were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Michael L. Levy, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI in Philadelphia.

The superseding indictment charges that LaRose and Ramirez traveled to and around Europe to participate in and in support of violent jihad. According to the superseding indictment, Ramirez exchanged e-mail messages with LaRose during the summer of 2009, in which LaRose invited Ramirez to join her in Europe to attend a “training camp.” Ramirez is charged with accepting the invitation and asking to bring along her minor male child. On Sept, 12, 2009, Ramirez traveled to Europe with her child with the intent to live and train with jihadists. The day she arrived in Europe, the indictment alleges, Ramirez married an unindicted co-conspirator whom she had never before met in person.

The superseding indictment charges Ramirez, age 31, with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charges against LaRose remain unchanged, and carry a maximum potential sentence of life in prison and a $1 million fine.

Ramirez was arrested this afternoon in Philadelphia after voluntarily flying to the United States from abroad.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Philadelphia, the FBI Field Division in New York, and the FBI Field Division in Denver. It is being prosecuted by Jennifer Arbittier Williams, Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Matthew F. Blue, Trial Attorney from the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

The public is reminded that an indictment is an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


22 posted on 04/02/2010 4:32:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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