Skip to comments.Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup
Posted on 04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa.
"How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)."
SNIPPET: "In addition to the U.S. and U.K. teams, the teams representing France, Germany and Italy are also on the group's list of targets.
"All those countries are part of the Zionist-Crusader campaign against Islam," the statement says.
The group says they will use some undetectable explosive that will be able to circumvent security checkpoints at the games."
SNIPPET: "South Africa had announced last October that its security forces had foiled an al Qaeda plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 football World Cup. According to reports published then, South Africa's National Intelligence Agency, senior police forces and American agents jointly conducted the operation, which led to the arrest of a number of suspects linked to the group in Somalia and Mozambique working on a plot to carry out bomb attacks during the games."
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World Cup 2010 - Who Will You Be Supporting? [RevolutionMuslim.com]
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Posted on June 3, 2010 5:06:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
World Cup 2010 - Who Will You Be Supporting?
OH, Ummah of Islam - Who will you be supporting this WORLD CUP?
The reality of the Ummah in each game
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“Twin Explosions Kill Dozens in Uganda As Crowds Watched World Cup Final”
Monday, July 12, 2010
By Max Delany and Jason Straziuso, Associated Press
Kampala, Uganda (AP) -
SNIPPET: “Several Americans from a Pennsylvania church group were wounded in the restaurant attack including Kris Sledge, 18, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.”
SNIPPET: “One American was killed, said Joann Lockard, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala.”
SNIPPET: “Kampala’s police chief said he believed Somalia’s most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack.”
“Al-Qaida Terror: This Time, Africa”
July 12, 2010
Posted 08:07 PM ET
SNIPPET: “The bombings that killed 74 soccer fans watching the World Cup championship between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday night had all the earmarks of a classic al-Qaida operation: They targeted large crowds of bystanders; the victims were multinational, with Irish, Indian, American, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Ugandan nationals among the dead; the blasts occurred almost simultaneously in two places; and it happened on a date ending in 11.
The attacks also signaled another al-Qaida junior partner in terrorism al-Shabab of Somalia, whose ties to al-Qaida are similar to Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia or the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Al-Shabab, which claimed “credit” for the suicide attacks, already controls a third of Somalia’s land and has ambitions of conquering all of it. African Union troops, which support the weak Somali government, are all that stands in their way.
“Al-Shabab was behind the blasts,” said Ali Mohamud Rage, the terrorist gang’s spokesman. “Thanks to our martyrs who carried out the attacks.””
Nothing to see here just what Obama calls a man made disaster.
Only 70 or so dead so they keep talking about King James.
Well, priorities, you know.
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YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Burundi Security Awareness Following Public Threats
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Sub-Saharan Africa - Burundi
13 Jul 2010
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura issued the following Warden Message on July 13:
On July 6, the Somali group al-Shabaab publicly issued specific threats against the Governments of Uganda and Burundi and then claimed responsibility for detonating bombs in Uganda over the weekend. Al-shabaab maintains that it considers Burundi its enemy. While the U.S. Embassy is not changing its security posture, we would like to take this opportunity to urge U.S. citizens to review the Department of States Country Specific Information for Burundi as well as the Worldwide Caution in effect.”
“Uganda attack carried out by Shabaab cell named after slain al Qaeda leader”
By BILL ROGGIO
July 15, 2010
SNIPPET: “The top leader of Shabaab said that the deadly attacks in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, were carried out by a cell named after an al Qaeda and Shabaab leader slain in Somalia last year. Sheikh Muktar Abdelrahman Abu Zubeyr, Shabaab’s spiritual leader, also threatened to carry out further attacks in the neighboring East African counties of Uganda and Burundi if African Union peacekeepers are not withdrawn from Somalia.”
Zubeyr, in an audiotape released today to Somali media, said the Saleh Ali Nabhan Brigade carried out the deadly bombings in Kampala that targeted soccer fans at a restaurant and a rugby club as they watched the World Cup final match on July 12. In those attacks, 74 civilians were killed and more than 60 were wounded.
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was al Qaeda’s top leader in East Africa, and he also held a top position in Shabaab. In the summer of 2008, Nabhan was instrumental in reaching out to al Qaeda’s top leadership to broker a merger between Shabaab and the global terror group. He was killed in a US special operations raid in Somalia on Sept. 14, 2009.”
Thanks for you post and follow-up, Cindy. Outstanding work as usual.
You’re welcome P Galt.
Global jihad & the GWOT — an ongoing real life story of evil vs. good.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Much-loved Ugandan pastor among dead in Kampala World Cup terror blast
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
KAMPALA, UGANDA (ANS) — A much-loved Ugandan pastor was amongst those killed in last Sundays terror blasts that ripped through two locations while people were watching the World Cup final game on television
Peter Mutabazi and his wife Alice
He was Peter Mutabazi who pastored a local Pentecostal church at Bwaise, in the suburbs of Kampala.
The pastor was amongst the 76 people who were killed, while hundreds were injured.
On that fatal night, Peter and some visiting American missionaries were seated in the Ethiopian Restaurant where they had gone for dinner and also to watch the World Cup Final, said Alex Mitala, General Overseer, National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda.
Al Shabaab, a terrorist group of extreme Islamic Somalis, claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in which Peter died and also five of the missionaries were seriously injured. The same group are believed to be connected to Al Qaeda.
Peter left behind Alice, his widow and five children. His burial took place on July 13th, in Mpigi District Central Uganda, where I originally planted that local church and later handed it over to P.A.G mission. We shall all miss Peter.
On his Facebook page, Peter Mutabazi wrote, We live in one of the biggest slums of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.
Now his many friends in that slum area will be mourning the untimely death of their friend.
For more information about his work, please visit www.bpcministries.org
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“Former Raleigh man dies in Uganda bombings”
SNIPPET: “KAMPALA, Uganda — An American who recently lived in Raleigh for a year was the lone American killed when explosions tore through crowds watching the World Cup final Sunday at a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, Uganda, killing at least 74 people.
Nathan Henn, 25, who worked with Invisible Children, a San Diego-based aid group that helps child soldiers in Africa, was killed on the rugby field. Henn was a native of Wilmington, Del., but his family moved to Raleigh in 2007, and he lived here for about a year, his sister, Brynne Henn, said this morning in a telephone interview.”
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July 19, 2010
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FBI and Uganda Police Seek Assistance Identifying 7/11 Bombers
On July 11, 2010, Uganda was the target of a series of terrorist attacks in its capital city, Kampala, in which over 70 individuals were killed. The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab took responsibility for these attacks. The first bomb exploded at approximately 10:30 p.m. at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kabalagala. The second bomb exploded at approximately 11:20 p.m. at a rugby club. A third bomb also exploded at almost the same time at the rugby club. The first two bombs were thought to have been triggered by suicide bombers. At both venues, victims were gathered to watch the final World Cup soccer match.
Following the terrorist attacks, Uganda authorities made a request through the U.S. Embassy in Kampala for a team from the FBI to assist with their investigation. The FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) deployed a team of agents, analysts, and forensic experts to assist the Ugandan authorities. Included were members of the FBI from other parts of the country with expertise in specific portions of the investigation such as evidence collection and explosive analysis.
The investigation being conducted by Uganda with support from the FBI is ongoing. As part of the investigation, the FBI and Uganda law enforcement officials are seeking information regarding the identity of the two suicide bombers. Photos have been reconstructed to demonstrate how the two suspected male bombers may have appeared. If anyone has information on the attacks or can identity the bombers, they are requested to contact the Uganda Police or the FBI.
Major General Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police said, “This was a horrific event for the people of Uganda and we are dedicated to tracking down those responsible for this heinous crime. Terrorist activity must be stopped and the police force will do everything possible to keep our citizens and visitors safe. We thank the U.S. Embassy for arranging for the FBI to travel to Uganda and assist us with our critical investigation. I thank the FBI, the British High Commission, New Scotland Yard, and Interpol among the many others nations and agencies that are assisting us at this time. Our teams are working exceptionally well together in all facets of the investigation.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge, Nathan Gray who is serving as the commander of the FBI’s team in Uganda added, “Uganda suffered a horrible attack as people peacefully cheered during the World Cup. We are appreciative of the complete support from Inspector Kayihura and the police force as we work together to support their investigation. The United States has been victim to serious terrorist attacks and we have learned that partnerships, such as the one we have with Uganda are critical in investigating and preventing these attacks.”
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don Borelli of the New York office is serving as the deputy commander and overseeing the daily operations. Agent Borelli stated, “The New York office of the FBI brings a wealth of experience in investigating terrorism cases. Working closely with our Uganda law enforcement partners we will do everything possible to help find the perpetrators of this horrific event.”
A link to the seeking information poster can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seekinfo/uganda.htm.
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Three Kenyan men charged with Uganda bomb attacks
BBC ^ | 30 July 2010 | BBC
Posted on August 1, 2010 5:46:44 AM PDT by csvset
Three Kenyans have been charged with the murders of 76 people killed when bombs exploded as they watched the World Cup on TV in Kampala, Uganda.
Hussein Hassan Agad, 27, Mohamed Adan Abdow, 25, and Idris Magondu, 42, were also charged with terrorism and 10 counts of attempted murder.
They have yet to enter pleas and will remain in custody until their next court appearance on 27 August.
Al-Shabab, a Somali Islamist group, said it carried out the attacks.
Ugandan peacekeepers are in Somalia, helping the weak, UN-backed government against al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaeda.
The African Union this week pledged to boost its peacekeeping force in Somalia by 4,000 troops, after a summit meeting in Kampala, which was overshadowed by the attack.
Only Uganda and Burundi have so far sent troops to the Somali capital, Mogadishu and al-Shabab had threatened to attack both countries.
The explosions on 11 July, which also injured about 70 people, ripped through a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant as football fans watched the last few minutes of the World Cup final.
An injured woman in hospital after Kampala bombing The blasts went off as people were watching the World Cup final, killing 76 and injuring 70.
The three men, all residents of Kenya, appeared on Friday in a Kampala magistrates court.
The charge sheet identified Hussein Hassan Agad as “a preacher of Islam”, while Idris Magondu was identified as an employee of a trading company in Nairobi, Kenya.
The men were charged with 89 offences. They face 61 counts of murder for those killed at the Kyadondo Rugby Club and 15 counts for those killed at the restaurant.
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“Al Qaeda advises Shabaab to keep low profile on links, attack US interests”
By BILL ROGGIO
August 15, 2010
SNIPPET: “Al Qaeda’s senior leadership has advised Shabaab, its affiliate in Somalia, to downplay links between the two terror groups and suggested that future attacks be directed at US interests in East Africa.”
SNIPPET: “Shabaab’s double suicide attack in Uganda on July 11 was well received by al Qaeda’s top leadership, who want Shabaab to continue to hitting US interests in Africa.
“Al Qaeda is pleased with the double suicide attack in Uganda, but suggested Shabaab reserve future strikes at US interests in the region,” the official said.
The July 11 double suicide attack in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, killed 74 civilians as they watched the World Cup’s final soccer match. The mastermind of the Kampala attacks, Isah Ahmed Luyima, said he executed the bombings with the intent of maximizing US deaths.
“I targeted places where many Americans go,” Luyima said in a press conference hosted by Ugandan police on Aug. 12. “I was made to believe that Americans were responsible for the suffering of Muslims all over the world.”
The Shabaab cell that carried out the Uganda attack called itself the Saleh Ali Nabhan Brigade. Saleh Ali Slaeh Nabhan was a top al Qaeda and Shabaab leader who has been indicted by the US for his involvement in the 1998 bombings at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Nabhan was indicted with several top al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri. Nabhan served as Shabaab’s top military commander before US special operations forces killed him in a raid in southern Somalia in September 2009.”
1 December 2010 Last updated at 05:45 ET
“Uganda frees 18 World Cup bomb suspects”
SNIPPET: “A Ugandan court has acquitted 18 people charged over the World Cup bomb attacks that killed more than 70 people in the capital, Kampala, in July.
Three of those released, most of whom are of Somali or Kenyan origin, were re-arrested on separate charges.
State prosecutors said 17 other suspects would be tried on charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder in connection with the bombings.
Somali Islamist group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack.”
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Information leading to the location of
Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed
Up to $7 Million Reward
Date of Birth : July 10, 1977
Place of Birth : Hargeysa, Somalia
Sex : Male
Hair : Black
Eyes : Brown
Complexion : Dark
Nationality : Somali
Aliases : Ahmed Abdi Aw Mohammed, Muktar Abdulrahim Abuzubair, Shaykh Mukhtar, Abu Zubeyr, Godani, Godane
Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed is the founder of Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin (al-Shabaab). He was publicly named emir of the organization in December 2007. Aw-Mohamed has exercised command responsibility for al-Shabaab operations across Somalia. He claimed his group was responsible for the May 2007 assassination of a judge in Beledweyne, Somalia; and in March 2007, he coordinated attacks on Ethiopian troops in Somalia. He has also served as a conduit for financing to al-Shabaab. On November 20, 2008, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated aw-Mohamed under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Aw-Mohamed was also designated under Executive Order 13536 for contributing to the violence and the deterioration of security in Somalia.
Al-Shabaab was the militant wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts that took over most of southern Somalia in the second half of 2006. Al-Shabaab has continued its violent insurgency in southern and central Somalia. The group has claimed responsibility for many bombingsincluding various types of suicide attacksin Mogadishu and in central and northern Somalia, typically targeting Somali Government officials and perceived allies of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia. Al-Shabaab was likely responsible for a wave of five coordinated suicide car bombings in October 2008 that simultaneously hit targets in two cities in northern Somalia, killing at least 26 people and injuring 29 others. Al-Shabaab was responsible for the twin suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, on July 11, 2010, which killed more than 70 people, including one American. The group is responsible for the assassination of Somali peace activists, international aid workers, numerous civil society figures, and journalists. In February 2012, al-Shabaab and al-Qaida announced their formal alliance.
The U.S. Department of State named al-Shabaab a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) on February 26, 2008, and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order 13224 on February 29, 2008.
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“Nairobi explosive same as Kampala bomb”
By MAUREEN KAKAH
Posted Thursday, October 3 2013 at 01:00
SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday.
The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts findings, said.
The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life, the officer said. He told the court that the device was a replica of what was used in previous terror bombings such as the Kampala one during the 2010 World Cup finals, Moi Avenues Assanands building blast and the Eastleigh car bombing.”