Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Al Qaeda members hide in Brazil, raise money: report
Yahoo ^ | 4/2/11 | Raymond Colitt - Reuters

Posted on 04/02/2011 4:47:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Al Qaeda operatives are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money and recruiting followers, a leading news magazine reported Saturday, renewing concerns about the nation serving as a hide-out for Islamic militants.

Veja magazine, in its online edition, reported that at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaeda as well as the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas and two other organizations have been hiding out in the South American country.

The magazine said these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. The magazine cited Brazilian police and U.S. government reports, but did not give details on specific targets or operations.

The United States has said Islamic militants have been operating in the border region between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Brazil has denied this, while saying it is aware that some members of Brazil's Lebanese community legally transferred funds to the Middle East.

There has been a warming of relations between Brazil and the United States since President Dilma Rousseff took office in January. She has sought closer U.S. ties after her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, angered the United States with attempts to mediate over Iran's nuclear program.

Veja reported that a Lebanese man named Khaled Hussein Ali, who has lived in Brazil since 1998, is an important member of al Qaeda's propaganda operation and has coordinated extremists in 17 countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; brazil; dilmarousseff; hamas; hezbollah; money; raise; veja
'community organizers'? in Brazil? Pre- Pre- Olympics Alert!
1 posted on 04/02/2011 4:47:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Obama just went to Brazil.


2 posted on 04/02/2011 4:49:18 PM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Don’t expect the MSM to spill the beans when
it is discovered that these terrorist thugs
are the fortunate recipients of some of the
oil production start-up funds provided to Bra-
zil by our own US ‘Commandant-in-Chief’.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 4:56:51 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Oil for weapons a-la Reagan/North? Brazil gets some of the US’s Chinese money to drill for oil just off our cost so Brazil can fund folks who don’t like us? WOW! Now THAT’s a great conspiracy theory!


4 posted on 04/02/2011 5:13:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

It is all part of the imam’s plan to be Caliph.


5 posted on 04/02/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Dead barbarians harm no one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

What is it with Brazil??

First they are notorious for harboring Nazis, then they host Obummer, and now Al Qaeda.

No standards...


6 posted on 04/02/2011 6:21:29 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; MestaMachine; LucyT; caww

A little personal observation of So. America.

Shortly after 9/11, my husband and I were in the “Tres Frontieres” area in So. America for our business. There were certain areas there that our guide/translator would not allow us to enter. He said there was alot of Hezbollah and Hamas presence in those parts. No mention of Al Qaeda at that time. The locals were very concerned, even then, about their infiltration into the area. Our son, who is now our marketing manager, just returned from there. He thought the “Black Muslim” (their local term) presence was much worse than just nine months ago on his last trip. Kidnapping of American business men is a serious threat and lucrative endeavor now. (Most of it unreported) He, nor we, will be going back. The business climate in other countries of So. America (Chile and Argentina espcially) is much safer.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Damn, that’s where I was going to hide after murdering my... well, never mind. There goes the neighbourhood!


8 posted on 04/02/2011 6:31:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johniegrad

Obama just went to Brazil.

Now you know why.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 6:54:26 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Rushmore Rocks

hezbollah and hamas are all over South America, but their biggest presence is in venezuela and peru where they have taken over entire swaths of both countries. They have set up training camps for jihad and even train certain members of venezuela’s military.
I don’t consider them a “presence.” I consider them an infestation. And they are everywhere, in every country from South America to Central America and Mexico, and all the little islands in between.
muslims are EVEN in Antarctica. I kid you not.


10 posted on 04/02/2011 7:02:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Brazil?? They are right here at :
11 posted on 04/02/2011 7:09:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

Where did I read that there was a mosque being built in the Arctic? A ‘North Star’ connection. Was it something you wrote?

Can’t remember now. I’m suffering from this darn CRS disease.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 7:20:04 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Bean Counter

Oskar Schindler also fled to Argentina after the war. He was a decent man (despite some of his transgressions)......but it seems that SA is quite tolerant to particular ‘views’.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 7:46:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
...at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaeda as well as the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas and two other organizations have been hiding out in the South American country... these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad... The United States has said Islamic militants have been operating in the border region between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Brazil has denied this, while saying it is aware that some members of Brazil's Lebanese community legally transferred funds to the Middle East.

14 posted on 04/02/2011 7:55:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Rushmore Rocks
Arctic muslims.(Prairie Muslims build mosque for Arctic.)

From this post on Threat Matrix


15 posted on 04/02/2011 8:13:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

Thanks, Mesta.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 8:29:51 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Rushmore Rocks

Anytime, RR.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 8:31:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Rushmore Rocks

Very interesting post RR. Makes me wonder how soon it will be in the US before there will be areas we will not be able to go into because of the Muslim extremists we’re not stopping from comingin.....Britain already has areas where the influx of undesirables from the ME is so dangerous nobody dares go there.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 11:58:31 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

The Islamic march is worldwide and just further evidence they are doing exactly what they have been doing for years now...the stage is getting well set Mesta and yet the world’s population remains completley ignorant as leaders continue to permit this influx worldwide....the pace has picked up sharply.


19 posted on 04/03/2011 12:01:53 AM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

He’s no Harry Truman but the Buck still stops there.

Sadly, we need a Dewey about now.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 8:41:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: caww

Try going on some federal lands on the West side of the continent.. watch out, it might be UN Heritage, ‘sacred’ land, what other excuses have been used in the past to “protect” certain areas of the country?


21 posted on 04/03/2011 8:49:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Or could be sequel to Boy of Brazil that movie LOL!


22 posted on 04/03/2011 9:13:23 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson