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Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)
Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Posted on 09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT by kristinn

Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon

Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995.

Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

SNIP

(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted several articles detailing the 1997 massacre of 58 foreign tourists at the Egyptian tourist destination and noted, "The Luxor Massacre has been mostly forgotten, but it deserves to be remembered as a template of the Islamist soul. The full horror of what happened there needs to be understood for us to understand what Morsi has just done."

The former headof news for Egypt's state television, Abdul Latif Minawi, wrote at Al Arabiya:

"It seems we are about to lose the ability to feel astonished at what is happening in Egypt, one day after another. Take, for example, the release of a large number of Islamist militants who were charged with terrorism and the killing of innocent civilians. The last of those was Mustafa Hamza, the mastermind of the attempt on the former president’s life in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. I don’t think readers need to be told about Hamza’s ideological and organizational stance, but I would just like to remind them that all his co-militants stressed in their interviews and memoirs that he did not only plan the assassination of the president, but was also involved in the killing of tourists in Luxor in 1997."


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Morsi is demanding the U.S. release the mastermnd of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the Blind Sheik, as part of a "prisoner swap".
1 posted on 09/27/2012 6:47:54 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

i’m thinking pound sand, in a nice way of course.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:00:35 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: RitchieAprile
bet B.Hussein O. is proud of that Egyptian leader.. darn he should invite him to dinner at the White House...
3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by haircutter (.)
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To: kristinn

Thanks Obama, you f******* *********!!


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: kristinn

I have to say that it seems vaguely similar to Clinton pardoning ‘criminal friends’, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:06:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: kristinn; All

From frontage link:

The Luxor Massacre has been mostly forgotten, but it deserves to be remembered as a template of the Islamist soul. The full horror of what happened there needs to be understood for us to understand what Morsi has just done.
As they ran past a Japanese tourist, she said, one of the men fired into the woman’s face from a range of about 15 inches.
“They made us get down on our knees,” Ms Dousse said. “And then they started shooting. A man who was very heavy fell on me and the lady behind me also covered me … They shot me in the arm and leg, and then they started again shooting those who were still alive in the head.
The gunmen “took all the young women, the girls, and disappeared with them. I don’t know where they went with the women, but they hurt them. We could hear screams of pain,” Dousse said.
“It went on for a long time, an hour or an hour and a half. The terrorists came back again and again; they danced and sang,” she said.
Among the horrors, the marauders cut off the ears and noses of several of their victims. A note praising Islam was found inside one disemboweled body.
The foreign dead included 31 Swiss, 10 Japanese, five Germans, four Britons one a child a Bulgarian, a Colombian and a French citizen. The Japanese victims were four newlywed couples and an elderly couple on their second honeymoon.
A statement issued in the name of Egypt’s most prominent Islamic militant group said that the massacre had begun as an effort to take hostages in order to secure the release of a leader imprisoned in New York for his role in the World Trade Center bombing. But the accounts by survivors gave no hint of any attempts to take tourists alive – only to kill and, perhaps, to butcher, them.
The terrorists came back, as they sang, danced and shouted “Allah, Allah …”. It took an eternity before help arrived.
Two British backpackers told last night how a screaming terrorist slit the throat of a tourist as he begged for mercy.  Stuart Bentley and Paula Wainwright watched terrified from behind a pillar as the black-clad gunman first riddled the man’s legs with bullets as he tried to flee.
Stuart said: “I saw three men dressed in black.They were screaming something, almost like a chant, and shooting indiscriminately.
“I saw one man, who looked European, trying to run away. He was shot in the legs, rolled over and clasped his hands together as if begging for his life. But the gunman just cut his throat and began firing again.”
The remains of the Luxor massacre victim Joan Turner were eventually flown back to Britain yesterday. The body of her daughter, Karina, is still missing.
Behind the difficulties in identifying the bodies of the family lies the brutal fact that their Muslim fundamentalist killers had deliberately disfigured the bodies of their victims after stripping them. They had been shot in the face after they were dead.
After the September 11, 2011 attacks, Morsi pardoned one of the worst monsters in the ranks of Egyptian Salafists, the man who ordered this atrocity. This is not an accident, this is a message. It is a statement from the Muslim Brotherhood that Obama has put in charge of Egypt. “I am with you.”
Whatever outrage there was over the freeing of the Lockerbie bomber should be doubled and trebled in this case. The Luxor Massacre was far more horrifying than Lockerbie. It was closer to Beslan and Morsi has made it clear that his new Egypt is on the side of the perpetrators of the Luxor Massacre.”

Time to demand a cut off of all funding in Egypt!


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:07:56 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

That leaflet that was stuffed inside one of the bodies didn’t just contain a prayer, it also contained a demand for the release of the “blind sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman/Abder Rahman, far-leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart’s beloved buddy.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:17:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos

My brother really, really, really, really hated this part of the world.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kristinn

Most of the victims were Swiss. Wasn’t there a Swiss Air plane that went down roughly around this time under suspicious circumstances?


9 posted on 09/27/2012 7:23:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kristinn

Another huge mistake made by our negotiator in chief. America should be on alert. I believe we will see another attack on U.S. soil before November. Obama has endangered us all.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: kristinn
1997 : (EGYPT : EGYPTIAN MAHMOUD ES SAYED ABDELKADER IS CONVICTED IN ABSENTIA FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE LUXOR MASSACRE} -- See ALQAEDA 9/11 PLOT, A A ABDULRAHMAN, BOLOGNA ITALY CELL) --- "Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks," New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE http:/www.nytimes.com/2002/05/30/international/europe/30ITAL.html
AUGUST 2000 : (AFTER BEING PICKED UP AT THE BOLOGNA AIRPORT, A YEMENI NAMED ABDULSALAM ALI ABDULRAHMAN CONVERSES WITH EGYPTIAN MAHMOUD ES-SAYED ABDELKADER {see LUXOR MASSACRE}, THE DRIVER OF THEIR BUGGED CAR, AND TELLS HIM HE WILL BRING HIM A PIECE OF AN AIRPLANE THE NEXT TIME THEY MEET-- See 911 PLOT, BOLOGNA ITALY CELL) --- "Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks," New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE http:/www.nytimes.com/2002/05/30/international/europe/30ITAL.html

11 posted on 09/27/2012 7:29:57 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

If Obama gets a second term he will likely release him.

More ‘flexibilty’ and all.

Heaven help us!


12 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:09 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: piasa

Not sure. But a proper response would be a travel boycott by the nations of citizens murdered at Luxor. Egypt needs tourist dollars. Deny them.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:55 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn; yefragetuwrabrumuy
After the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993, the FBI began to investigate Rahman and his followers more closely. With the assistance of an Egyptian informant wearing a listening device, the FBI managed to record Rahman issuing a fatwa encouraging acts of violence against US civilian targets, particularly in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
The most startling plan, the government charged, was to set off five bombs in 10 minutes, blowing up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and a federal building housing the FBI. -------- 13 posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:55:50 PM by yefragetuwrabrumuy

14 posted on 09/27/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: penelopesire
The blind sheikh said a long time ago - 1990 IIRC that the United States was weak and could be driven from the Middle East after 5 or 6 terrorist hits like the Marine barracks in Beirut of the 1980s.
15 posted on 09/27/2012 8:08:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kristinn

1981 : (SADAT IS ASSASSINATED; COPTIC BISHOP SAMUEL IS ALSO ASSASSINATED IN THIS SAME YEAR) The Egyptian government developed the habit—outrageous to decent men and women throughout the world—of ignoring attacks against the Copts, who rarely returned the violence. Jihadists assassinated Sadat in 1981, as the world well remembers, but they also assassinated Bishop Samuel in the same year.————Let My People Go : Review by Robert W. Shaffern OF Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality, By S. S. Hasan, Oxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95. (Book Review) , in First Things March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2005 4:51:27 AM by Stoat


16 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

My only hope is that the Swiss or Japanese take this guy out.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 8:24:20 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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OCTOBER 6, 1981 : (EGYPT : ISLAMIC JIHAD ASSASSINATES SADAT IN CAIRO; AMONG THOSE ROUNDED UP IN RESPONSE IS AL-ZAWAHIRI, WHO WOULD GO ON TO BECOME A LEADER IN AL QAEDA -— See “BLIND SHEIKH” OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN, AL-GAMAL AL-ISLAMIYA, LYNNE STEWART)

1980s LATE & EARLY 1990s: (ISLAMIC GROUP TERRORISTS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF “BLIND SHEIKH” OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN aka UMAR ABD AR-RAHMAN TRAIN IN RURAL AREAS OUTLYING NY CITY & PHILADELPHIA— See LYNNE STEWART)

JANUARY 7, 1993 : (EGYPT : ISLAMOFASCIST REBELLION : ISLAMOFASCIST TERRORISTS FIRE ON JAPANESE TOURISTS IN S EGYPT) Japanese tourists ...fired upon by terrorists in southern Egypt.

JANUARY 8, 1993 : (EGYPT : ISLAMOFASCIST REBELLION : ISLAMOFASCIST TERRORISTS TRY TO BOMB BUS FULL OF GERMAN TOURISTS BUT LUCKILY NO ONE IS INJURED) Islamic terrorists attempt to bomb bus carrying German tourists in Egypt. No one injured in attack. A day earlier Japanese tourists had been fired upon by terrorists in southern Egypt.

JANUARY 1997 : (LETTER BOMBS) In January a total of 12 letter bombs with Alexandria, Egypt, postmarks were discovered in holiday greeting cards mailed to the United States. On two separate days during January, nine letter bombs were discovered in the Washington, DC, and United Nations offices of the Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper. In addition, three letter bomb devices were sent to the federal prison in Fort Leavenworth Kansas. None of the letter bombs detonated, and there were no public claims of responsibility. A similar device mailed to theal-Hayat office in London on 13 January did explode, injuring two persons. Subsequently, three more devices were found. The incidents are under investigation by the FBI. -—————State Department Document #10535, Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1997, April 1998 via ALAMO-GIRL’S DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON ; SECTION: BREACH OF TRUST; SUBSECTION: TERROR; Revised 1/8/01


19 posted on 09/27/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kristinn

In this day and age, who would even go there in the first place?


20 posted on 09/27/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: piasa

There should be a policy of “no prisoners” for such. If captured alive, they should be reported as killed, information extracted, and then quietly executed afterwards.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 3:26:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: kristinn

Absolutely incredible. This was a truly ghastly attack and it’s hard to believe that even the Islamists in charge of Egypt now would want to let themselves be associated with it. But I think they’ve realized that they can do absolutely anything they want and they don’t have to hide their real intentions in any way now. Horrible, horrible.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 4:18:49 AM PDT by livius
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To: kristinn

I’d like to volunteer for the packaging detail of the blind koranimal.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 7:15:19 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: kristinn

0bama’s Muslim Brotherhood (Al Qaeda in Egypt, really) buddies are pardoning known terrorists.

What could possibly go wrong?


24 posted on 09/28/2012 9:46:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: kristinn

“Wise man ducks, before the camel spits”

Ignore these Islamofascists and get far away. As far away as you can. Coptic Christians were only barely tolerated.

I thank God every day my parents came to America.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 9:07:35 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: PapaBear3625; piasa

Won’t happen, at least not in our near future. Americas children are held hostage in government schools where liberals indoctrinate them. Those generations, raised without any moral compass, are taught that America is the atrocity. We’re guilty and we, along with the West, deserve what we get. These people are victims, not terrorists. They’re oppressed and we did it. This is justice (have you not seen the stamps?).


26 posted on 09/29/2012 3:06:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: livius

Note the rapes. You have a religion that denigrates women and this is what you get, not chivalry, but rape.

Rape is a crime of violence in which sex is the weapon.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 3:09:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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