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FBI arrests at least 7 with suspected terror ties
CNN ^

Posted on 06/27/2003 8:19:32 AM PDT by milestogo

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In Friday morning raids, the FBI arrested at least seven men suspected of having ties to a foreign terrorist organization, government sources told CNN.

The men are believed to be linked to Lashkar-E-Taiba, a Kashmir separatist group that the United States designated a terrorist organization in 2001.


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1 posted on 06/27/2003 8:19:32 AM PDT by milestogo
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To: Grampa Dave; Cindy; piasa; dennisw
Ping.
2 posted on 06/27/2003 8:25:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: milestogo
Good news!! We need to root them all out!
3 posted on 06/27/2003 8:34:14 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: milestogo
How long has it been since I have heard the left saying that President Bush is not doing enough to fight terror in the US?
4 posted on 06/27/2003 8:36:03 AM PDT by Flint
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To: Flint
The civil rights defenders are going to crawl out of the woodwork again !
5 posted on 06/27/2003 8:47:39 AM PDT by OREALLY
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To: milestogo
CNN is squeaking it out because they have no choice but to report news now.

There also appears to be a huge, detailed article published on June 12 about this: 12 Washington-area Muslims investigated for alleged terrorist ties

The St. Louis Dispatch also has a list of names & charges on June 12.

6 posted on 06/27/2003 8:55:58 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (What's the HTML command to delete automatically generated parentheses?)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
These are the Metro area paintball players, aren't they?
7 posted on 06/27/2003 9:00:51 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Coop
ok now the fbi needs to go after some in congress!..charge!
8 posted on 06/27/2003 9:02:26 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: milestogo
I turned on the afternoon Local News and Gee what do I see .. One of these arrests happened right down the road from me ..

They had a video of the the FBI and this guy, but it's not on their website yet
9 posted on 06/27/2003 9:10:28 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Coop
These are the Metro area paintball players, aren't they?

My Local News mentioned that

10 posted on 06/27/2003 9:11:16 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: OREALLY
The civil rights defenders are going to crawl out of the woodwork again !

Last time I saw them here was over Eric Rudolph; I thought this had turned into an ACLU board or something.

11 posted on 06/27/2003 9:23:19 AM PDT by John H K
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To: rrrod
"ok now the fbi needs to go after some in congress!..charge!"

Ann Coulter can lead the charge.

12 posted on 06/27/2003 9:46:53 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Marxist DemocRATS, Nader-Greens, and Religious KOOKS = a clear and present danger to our Freedoms.)
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To: Coop
Here in the Philly Inquire they mention the paintball

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that some of the suspects played warlike paintball games in Northern Virginia and attended lectures given by a Muslim scholar whose home was also searched.

14 posted on 06/27/2003 9:59:01 AM PDT by Mo1
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15 posted on 06/27/2003 10:00:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: milestogo
Thanks for posting this!
16 posted on 06/27/2003 10:01:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Too bad they don't try to run, because now we'll have to coddle them for years to tribunal. Good news, in any event.
17 posted on 06/27/2003 11:01:06 AM PDT by katze
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To: milestogo; All

Terrorism: Q & A | Kashmir Militant Extremists
... The State Department lists three Islamist groups active in Kashmir as foreign
terrorist organizations: Harakat ul-Mujahedeen, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e ...
www.terrorismanswers.com/groups/harakat.html - 65k - Jun 26, 2003 - Cached - Similar pages

SAPRA INDIA: Terrorism Issues: Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder
The Lashkar e Taiba and its political wing called the Markaz Dawa Al Irshad have
for many years been calling for the expansion of the so-called jihad to the ...
www.subcontinent.com/sapra/terrorism/ terrorism20001227a.html - 52k - Cached - Similar pages

SAPRA INDIA: Terrorism Related Articles
... Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder 27 December 2000 The Lashkar e Taiba and its political
wing called the Markaz Dawa Al Irshad have for many years been calling ...
Description: Security & Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA) India think tank.
Category: Society > Issues > Terrorism > Articles and Reports
www.subcontinent.com/sapra/terrorism/terrorism.html - 28k - Cached - Similar pages
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Lashkar-e-Taiba : Fighters for Mughalstan [ Mughalstan Nation ]
Lashkar-e-Taiba : Fighters for Mughalstan. The Asian Age, 8th February
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Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous). United States Department
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www.fas.org/irp/world/para/lashkar.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

18 posted on 06/27/2003 11:35:10 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
read post no. 6...

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19 posted on 06/27/2003 12:46:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa; JohnHuang2
Info Ping
20 posted on 06/27/2003 12:47:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Travis McGee
FOX NEWS.com: "FBI Arrests Men Suspected of Ties to South Asian Terror Group" (June 27, 2003)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,90605,00.html
21 posted on 06/27/2003 1:02:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Travis McGee; milestogo; Sawdring; Aaron_A; mikeIII
A special prize for the person that can tell us which "al-lied" country is the birthplace, base of operations, and chief supporter of this Lashkar-E-Taiba terrorist group.

Anyone?
22 posted on 06/27/2003 5:11:52 PM PDT by atc
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To: Travis McGee; Cindy
This is the same group to which the Australian, Hicks, had trained with. He was later captured in Afghanistan.

From Islamonline:

(snip)

Elsewhere, last week, Australian officials said they captured a 26-year-old Australian fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Muslim man, from Adelaide in South Australia, was seized by the Northern Alliance.

Attorney-General Daryl Williams said Canberra had been advised the man was in good health, but would not disclose where he was being detained and said his identity was being withheld to protect his family.

He said there was a possibility of charges against the man under Australian law, but declined to canvass what they might be, reported AFP.

The Australian had also fought with Muslim forces in the former Yugoslavia before traveling in November 1999 to Pakistan, where officials say he trained with Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group active in the liberation of Kashmir. He went to Afghanistan the following year.

(/snip)

23 posted on 06/27/2003 7:37:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: atc
PAKISTAN.

Alright, what's the prize?

24 posted on 06/27/2003 7:43:06 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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While reporting the Red Fort attack on December 22, 2000, sections of the foreign media described the Lashkar as a Kashmiri militant organisation. It is not. It is a Pakistani organisation based in Pakistan and operating from there. It is a member of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front For Jihad Against the US and Israel. The wrong perceptions abroad about this organisation need to be corrected vigorously. - Source : "Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder," by B.Raman, Sapra India aticle, http://www.subcontinent.com/sapra/terrorism/terrorism20001227a.html. , Date: 27 December 2000
25 posted on 06/27/2003 7:44:58 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: atc
No hints? Is the "special prize" something like $3billion?
26 posted on 06/27/2003 8:00:01 PM PDT by mikeIII
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It's one of those organizations which Pakistan knows is a threat to it if allowed to have a free reign in Pakistan (it's declared that Pakistan's government is not "truly islamic"), but one which Pakistan's more aggressive elements considered to be useful enough against India to be worth the risk to themselves.
27 posted on 06/27/2003 8:02:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa
The wrong perceptions abroad about this organisation need to be corrected vigorously.

Reading the news reports of this arrest, these misperceptions are still out there...most likely on purpose.

28 posted on 06/27/2003 8:15:32 PM PDT by Aaron_A
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To: piasa
bttt
29 posted on 06/27/2003 9:19:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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Washington Post story on same event (for future research purposes):

Area Muslims Charged With Conspiring With Terrorist Group

30 posted on 06/27/2003 11:28:47 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: piasa; All
Here is a video from the Philly News on one of the guys arrested

There is an ad that shows for a few seconds before it starts

Video of the NBC Channel 10 News

In case no one can get the link .. here is the write up of it

FBI Arrests Terror Suspect In Norristown

31 posted on 06/27/2003 11:45:11 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: piasa
re post no.23...


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32 posted on 06/28/2003 1:01:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa
re post no.25...

SAPRA: "Lashkar e Taiba: A Backgrounder" by B. Raman (December 27, 2000)
http://www.subcontinent.com/sapra/terrorism/terrorism20001227a.html
33 posted on 06/28/2003 1:04:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; piasa; backhoe
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "EIGHT HELD IN REGION IN PROBE OF 'JIHAD'" (June 28, 2003)
http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030628-122409-7852r.htm
34 posted on 06/28/2003 1:20:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; piasa; backhoe
US DOJ.gov/usao/vae: "This month's Press Releases": "Lashker-e-Taiba 06/27/03: Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Christopher Wray, Acting Assistant Attorney General; Alice Fisher, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Criminal Division and Michael Rolince, Acting Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office announced today the arrest of eight individuals who have been indicted on conspiracy, firearms and other charges for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to train and participate in jihad in Kashmir...
Press Release... Indictment..."

Press Release and Indictment can be found here:
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae/pressroom.html
36 posted on 06/28/2003 1:37:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa; mikeIII
$3 billion...you wish :>)

But you do get to call your Congressional representative and let them know that you do no wish to have your tax dollars support terrorists.
37 posted on 06/29/2003 7:42:43 AM PDT by atc
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