Skip to comments.Al Qaeda members hide in Brazil, raise money: report
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.
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Obama just went to Brazil.
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’.
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!
It is all part of the imam’s plan to be Caliph.
What is it with Brazil??
First they are notorious for harboring Nazis, then they host Obummer, and now Al Qaeda.
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.
Damn, that’s where I was going to hide after murdering my... well, never mind. There goes the neighbourhood!
Obama just went to Brazil.
Now you know why.
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.
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.
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’.
...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.
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.
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.
He’s no Harry Truman but the Buck still stops there.
Sadly, we need a Dewey about now.
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?
Or could be sequel to Boy of Brazil that movie LOL!