THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "AL QAEDA LINK PROBED Al Qaeda investigated in Boston blasts" by Bill Gertz (SNIPPET: "One jihadist identified on Twitter "Nasir Qa'idat al-Jihad" said the attack was significant for breaching security at a major event in the United States and that whoever was behind the attack was not as important.") (April 16, 2013 3:11 pm) (Read More )
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "BOSTON MARATHON BOMB PROBE FOCUSING ON PRESSURE COOKERS" (SNIPPET: "At least two previous terror plots in America included pressure cookers. One of the explosives Faisal Shahzad left in Times Square was a loaded pressure cooker, the DHS release said. And in 2011, Army Pvt. Jason Naser Abdo told investigators he planned to pack gun powder and shrapnel into pressure cookers as part of an attack on a restaurant popular with personnel from Fort Hood. When he was arrested, Abdo had a copy of Inspire magazine and explosive supplies and two pressure cookers.") (April 16, 2013 1:36 pm) (Read More )
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "JIHAD IS COOL: Jihadist Magazines Recruit Young Terrorists" (SNIPPET: "Jihad recruitment has evolved into using a mainstream format, it is now cool. Print and online magazines provide practical detailed instruction on how to commit terrorist acts. The latest offering, Lone Mujahid Pocketbook, Spring 2013, is published courtesy of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine, and is available on multiple websites.") (April 11, 2013 4:39 pm) (Read More )
MEMRI.org - Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No. 886: "The Life and Legacy of American Al-Qaeda Online Jihad Pioneer Samir Khan -- Editor of Al-Qaeda Magazine 'Inspire' and a Driving Force Behind Al-Qaeda's Push for 'Lone-Wolf' Terror Attack in West" by Steven Stalinsky and R. Sosnow (September 28, 2012) (Read More )
A bit off topic, but adding additional info regarding Al Suuri here:
Note: Photo at link.
SETMARIAM NASAR, MUSTAFA
WANTED BY THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES OF SPAIN FOR PROSECUTION / TO SERVE A SENTENCE
Present family name : SETMARIAM NASAR
Forname : MUSTAFA
Sex : Male
Date of birth : 26/10/1958 (54 years old)
Place of birth : ALEPPO, Syria
Language spoken : Arabic
Nationality : Spain, Syria
CHARGES Published as provided by requesting entity
MEMBERSHIP OF A TERRORIST ORGANISATION
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Your national or local police
General Secretariat of INTERPOL
“Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called for Attacks on Sports Events”
April 16, 2013
By Patrick Goodenough
SNIPPET: “Al-Suri, a Syrian-born jihadist whose proper name is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, is credited with authoring a 1,600-page online propaganda treatise entitled Call for Global Islamic Resistance.
He was captured in Pakistan in late 2005 and turned over to the U.S. custody. Wanted for plotting jihad against Syrias Assad regime, he was then handed over to the Syrians.
But Syria reportedly released him in late 2011, a step experts speculated at the time was a signal to the U.S. government that Damascus counterterror cooperation was over because of its support for the anti-Assad opposition.
Al-Suri, who holds joint Syrian and Spanish citizenship, is wanted by Spain for alleged involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, and is the subject of an Interpol red notice.
His article on the most important enemy targets appeared in the ninth edition of Inspire, an AQAP publication which terrorism experts say has played an important role in cultivating and inciting English-speaking jihadists to plot attacks against Western targets.”
Obama meets with Saudi foreign minister, discusses Syria
Yahoo! News ^ | April 17th, 2013 | Jeff Mason
Posted on April 17, 2013 4:52:06 PM PDT by Third Person
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House on Wednesday and discussed the conflict in Syria, a spokeswoman said. The meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule. The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon. “The president and Prince Saud al-Faisal reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and discussed developments in the region, including the conflict in Syria,” Hayden said in a statement.
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“US drones kill 5 AQAP operatives in Yemen”
By BILL ROGGIO
April 17, 2013
SNIPPET: “The US launched a pair of drone strikes against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula today in a remote area in central Yemen, according to reports. The strikes are the first recorded in the country since the end of January.
The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers attacked two separate targets in the Oussab al Ali area, which was described by The Associated Press as a mountainous region “located in the middle of three provinces of central Damar, southern Ibb and eastern Hodeida.”
The first strike killed four AQAP fighters as they were driving a vehicle in the area, Yemeni intelligence officials told AP.
The second strike killed Hamed Radman, who was described as an “influential al Qaeda member” who “played a role in recruitment.” A Yemeni witness in the area said that US drones were deployed over the village where Radman was killed for three days before striking.
Today’s strikes are the first reported in Yemen since Jan. 23, when six AQAP fighters were killed in an attack in Sana’a province. The US launched four other strikes in Yemen in January. Two such attacks took place in Marib province on Jan. 19 and Jan. 21; two Saudis are reported to have been killed in the Jan. 19 attack. In another strike, on Jan. 22, the US killed four AQAP fighters in a strike on a vehicle in Al Jawf province in northern Yemen. And, on Jan. 3, a strike in Al Baydah province killed a local AQAP commander and two fighters.”
WSJ.com - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: "THE NEW MASTERMIND OF JIHAD A recently freed Islamist thinker has long advocated small-scale, independent acts of anti-Western terror" by David Samuels (SNIPPET: "Mr. al-Suri fled to France and then to Madrid, where he met and married a Spanish woman named Elena Moreno Cruz, who converted to Islam and accompanied him on his subsequent journeys. Ms. Cruz furnished him with an EU passport, and he has remained, by several accounts, deeply in love with her.") (April 6, 2012) (Read More )
WATCH THIS. Thank you.
Video - Description - quote:
Surveillance Video Related to Boston Bombings
Published on Apr 18, 2013
News & Politics
Standard YouTube License
“Boston Bombing Suspect Posted Video on Al Qaeda Prophecy on YouTube”
By Adam Serwer| Fri Apr. 19, 2013 5:45 AM PDT
SNIPPET: “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, a fundamentalist Australian Muslim preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is a playlist including one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremistsparticularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston Marathon.”
SNIPPET: “”This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,” says Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy “This is definitely important in Al Qaeda’s ideology.””
SNIPPET: “Tsarnaev’s YouTube page also contains other indications of his interest in Islamic fundamentalism and jihadism. He subscribed two months ago to a channel called “Allah is the One.” In recent months, he liked a video with the title “Who wants to become a militiaman?” and a video described as a telephone conversation with a famous sheikh that covers “collaboration” with the Sufis of Chechnya. In a comment posted two months ago regarding another video, he assails a Muslim for not being a pure adherent of the faith:”
ADDING to post no. 19:
“Officials comb travel and electronic records of Boston suspects, find Russian trip”
Published April 19, 2013
SNIPPET: “Law enforcement officials are scouring all travel records and electronic traffic connected to the two suspects in the Boston bombing, and have so far discovered that the older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev made a prolonged trip to Russia in early 2012.”
SNIPPET: “Fox News is also told that all electronic traffic associated with the radical Muslims is now being “combed,” including the YouTube sites attributed to the suspects which included radical Islamist videos and propaganda.”
SNIPPET: “Fox News is told investigators will be looking for computer traffic to the Al Qaeda web magazine Inspire which provides a how-to guide to build pressure cooker bombs — which were used in the Boston Marathon attack.”
SNIPPET: “The source said officials know the two suspects are Muslim, but don’t know if they attended a mosque in the area — and are looking closely at that possibility.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Bret Baier contributed to this report.