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Federal agents raid mosque in Albany
newsday.com ^ | August 5, 2004 | The Associated Press

Posted on 08/05/2004 4:07:09 AM PDT by The Mayor

August 5, 2004, 6:48 AM EDT ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal agents and city police raided a Muslim mosque overnight Wednesday, with armed officers sealing off a block in downtown Albany for several hours.

Authorities declined to immediately discuss the raid at Masjid As-Salam mosque.

An FBI spokesman said a press conference was tentatively set Thursday afternoon in Washington. Some mosque members held morning prayers Thursday on a nearby sidewalk.

WTEN-TV reported two men were arrested and are suspected of providing material support for terrorism. Calls to the U.S. attorney's office were not immediately returned. On Tuesday, William Chase, special agent in charge of the FBI's Albany office, said there had been no terrorism-related arrests in the area and relatively few nationally since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"But I think as time goes on you'll start to see an increased number of prosecutions as law enforcement increases its level of activity and starts looking at some of the ancillary things like financing and those type of things, the things that feed into the system that supports the terrorism," Chase said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; albany; albanymosque; allah; alqaeda; alqaida; alquaida; enemywithin; esphionage; fbi; holywar; islam; jihad; jihadinamerica; jihadis; koran; mohammad; mohammedhoosain; moslem; moslems; mosque; muhammad; mullah; muslimamericans; quran; religionofpeace; sabotage; spies; spy; spying; terror; terrorism; terrorists; theenemywithin; yassimaref
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To: livius

Got a link for that? Got family in NE and I am living in IA.


101 posted on 08/05/2004 12:56:29 PM PDT by redgolum
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To: Calpernia

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=273076

Never hurts to have a good cover story. The early local online updates by Albany Times Union had pictures of militant looking men wearing Fear Allah shirts but now change agents or the local progressives have morphed the emphasis onto what will happen to the wife and the children.


102 posted on 08/05/2004 12:57:56 PM PDT by rector seal (I doubt Mikey's new movie will be called "Ham spam the islamic man.")
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To: Old Sarge; LindaSOG; JohnathanRGalt; yonif; Destro; piasa; backhoe; FairOpinion; ...

ON THE NET...

http://www.jannah.org
"ISLAM The Eternal Path to Peace Jannah.Org"

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http://www.jannah.org/masjid/
"In The name of Allah, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Z Masjid As-Salaam Z
Official Website of the Central Mosque of Albany"

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http://www.jannah.org/masjid/
"Albany, New York Area Muslims Homepage"

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http://internet-haganah.us/harchives/002452.html

August 05, 2004
"Jannah.org: home of the website of Masjid As-Salaam, Albany NY"
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http://internet-haganah.us/harchives/002446.html
"Mosque raided in Albany, NY. Two arrested [the imam and the mosque's founder]"

"Two Men Arrested from Albany Mosque:"
"Two men suspected of being involved with an al Qaeda affiliate were arrested in Albany, New York, on Thursday in a scheme to launder money to buy a shoulder-fired missile, U.S. law enforcement sources said.

The sources said the arrests on Thursday night were unrelated to the raising of the terror threat level over the weekend on intelligence that al Qaeda was targeting financial centers in the United States.

Arrested were Ya Seen Arif, 34, and Mohammed Hoosain, 49, the sources said. Arif is the imam of the Masjid As-Salaam mosque in Albany, while Hoosain was the founder of the mosque, they said.

One of the men is a U.S. citizen but the nationality of the other was not immediately available.

Another source said the two were believed to be linked with Ansar al-Islam, an Iraqi militant group suspected of having ties to the al Qaeda network."

"See also:"
"Federal agents and city police raided a Muslim mosque overnight Wednesday, with armed officers sealing off a block in downtown Albany for several hours."

"Posted by aaron at August 05, 2004 07:23 AM"

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"http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040805/ap_on_re_us/mosque_raid_3"
U.S. National - AP


"Federal Agents Raid Mosque in Albany"
Thu Aug 5, 7:26 AM ET


103 posted on 08/05/2004 1:02:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Taxman

"FRankly, every "Mosque" in America should be raided!"

I agree 100% but try doing that with the ACLU.


104 posted on 08/05/2004 1:21:06 PM PDT by bluerose
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To: redgolum

There was a thread on the incident, perhaps last Thursday or Friday. I'll try to search for it, and ping you if I find it.


105 posted on 08/05/2004 1:41:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: Catspaw
MSNBC is reporting raids relating to anthrax (2001) are being conducted in Newark NJ and Buffalo NY.

Hold on to your hat! I think every Bee Hive in America is being stirred up!


106 posted on 08/05/2004 1:53:20 PM PDT by SheLion (The terrorist are here.......living among us. It's too late to close the borders.)
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To: The Mayor
Finally, Fox News is interviewing men who are finally admitting that the Islam Terrorist ARE living amongst us. They just won't admit to "how many." heh!
107 posted on 08/05/2004 2:09:09 PM PDT by SheLion (The terrorist are here.......living among us. It's too late to close the borders.)
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To: FITZ

They need to be raided by SWAT teams!


108 posted on 08/05/2004 2:24:04 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: FITZ

With Junkyard mean dogs!


109 posted on 08/05/2004 2:24:27 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: The Mayor
Defendant Mohammed Hossain exits the rear of the federal courthouse in Albany, New York August 5, 2004. The FBI raided an Albany, New York, mosque and arrested its founder and imam in a sting operation involving money laundering, a shoulder-fired missile and a fake plot to kill the Pakistani ambassador.  (Chip East/Reuters)

Defendant Mohammed Hossain exits the rear of the federal courthouse in Albany, New York August 5, 2004. The FBI (news - web sites) raided an Albany, New York, mosque and arrested its founder and imam in a sting operation involving money laundering, a shoulder-fired missile and a fake plot to kill the Pakistani ambassador. (Chip East/Reuters)


110 posted on 08/05/2004 2:24:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "The terrorists will be defeated, there can be no other option" - Colin Powell)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Every Mosque in America should be under surveillance for next few months, until they can establish if terrorists are being harbored there.


111 posted on 08/05/2004 2:26:27 PM PDT by Kackikat (,Kerry=the counterfeit, GWBush is the real deal!)
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To: The Mayor

Defendant Imam Yassin Aref exits the rear of the federal courthouse in Albany, New York August 5, 2004. The FBI (news - web sites) raided an Albany, New York, mosque Thursday and arrested its founder and imam in a sting operation involving money laundering, a shoulder-fired missile and a fake plot to kill the Pakistani ambassador. Imam Yassin Aref and founder Mohammed Hossain were arrested after overnight raids on houses and the Masjid As-Salaam mosque, Deputy Attorney General James Comey said. Authorities said the arrests were unrelated to the recently raised terror threat level about possible attacks on financial buildings in New York, Washington and Newark, New Jersey. REUTERS/Chip East


112 posted on 08/05/2004 2:27:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "The terrorists will be defeated, there can be no other option" - Colin Powell)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for posting those pics..

I just got home and this is the first glimpse I have gotten of them..

They look peaceful..........


113 posted on 08/05/2004 3:38:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: The Mayor

Maybe we should keep these people out of our country from now on?


114 posted on 08/05/2004 4:30:12 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Let them eat amnesty)
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To: The Mayor

they need to stop picking on those poor Muslims...what's wrong with buying stingers?

LOL

liberals will call it harrassment...

Imagine if we'd arrested 19 Muslim males on Sept 10th, 2001...Those poor boys just wanted to fly. What a crazy conspiracy theory.


115 posted on 08/05/2004 4:46:37 PM PDT by Jon Alvarez
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To: Happy2BMe

Bump!


116 posted on 08/05/2004 5:08:11 PM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: NormsRevenge

Nice outfit. heh!


117 posted on 08/05/2004 5:22:43 PM PDT by SheLion (The terrorist are here.......living among us. It's too late to close the borders.)
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To: Taxman
With Junkyard mean dogs!

Or even junkyard mean pigs and hogs.

118 posted on 08/05/2004 5:36:59 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: NormsRevenge

He'd look a lot better wearing a necktie.
119 posted on 08/05/2004 5:53:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: FITZ

Better yet!


120 posted on 08/05/2004 7:33:55 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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