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World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #8 Security Watch
International Relations and Security Network (ISN) ^ | 16 April 2007 | Brooks Tigner

Posted on 04/15/2007 4:43:46 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT

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School under lockdown, sort by date:

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Gunman still sought after daylong hunt Open this result in new window
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
When K.C. Tucker got off the school bus Friday afternoon, he was still trembling with fear.
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Things quiet, but not normal, as Lockview’s classes resume: Thursday’s shooting threat didn’t pan out Open this result in new window
The Halifax Daily News - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
The mood at Lockview High was much like any other day yesterday, some staff and students said. One day after the school board decided to shut down the school because of a shooting threat, most students returned to the Fall River school yesterday.
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News Briefs Open this result in new window
Hartford Advocate - May 19 2:58 AM
While the Connecticut dreams of one Raging Bull cast member look down for the count, the nutmeg vision of another is a contender.
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Appleton man charged with making threats Open this result in new window
The Appleton Post-Crescent - May 19 2:23 AM
APPLETON A 21-year-old man whose alleged e-mail threats caused an Appleton school to go into a lockdown Thursday, was placed under a $5,000 cash bond Friday on five misdemeanor charges.
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Students wait out high school lockdown Open this result in new window
The Oregonian - May 19 12:21 AM
Cassidy Hillis was finishing a geometry test Friday afternoon when she heard the Cleveland High School bell ring three times. Not sure what to make of it, the 14-year-old and four other freshmen in Art Shapiro’s classroom kept working.
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Just how early should early bird be? Open this result in new window
Rocky Mountain News - May 19 12:20 AM
In the puzzling world of soft and solid verbals, eleventh-hour decommits and the alarmingly subjective star rating system, May has morphed into February.
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Yonkers art teacher gets her arm stuck in clay mixing machine Open this result in new window
The Journal News - May 18 11:36 PM
YONKERS - A Roosevelt High School art teacher was flown by helicopter from the school to Westchester Medical Center yesterday after she caught her arm in a clay mixing machine, officials said.
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Three sought in connection with Quartzsite officer shooting Open this result in new window
Today’s News-Herald - May 18 11:03 PM
Investigators have identified several people considered to be “investigative leads” in the shooting of a Quartzsite police officer early Thursday morning.
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Violence at VHS Open this result in new window
Vallejo Times-Herald - May 18 5:52 PM
Eleven Vallejo High School students were arrested on a variety of assault charges Thursday following what may have been a gang-related lunch hour fight on campus, police and district officials said.
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School Lockdown After Intruder Seen Open this result in new window
WLEX-TV Lexington - May 18 4:32 PM
Woodford County schools were placed under lockdown for several hours Thursday morning after a former student was seen intruding in the county’s high school.

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Disturbance forces lockdown at Blanche Ely High School Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - May 18 3:16 PM
A lunchtime disturbance at Blanche Ely High School on Friday caused Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies to lockdown the campus for the remainder of the day, police said.
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Lockdown lifted at schools Open this result in new window
The Springfield News-Leader - May 18 2:24 PM
By Amos Bridges abridges@news-leader.com Several Nixa schools were locked down Friday after a man fled law enforcement during a routine stop. Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith said Matthews and Espy Elementaries, as well as the high school, were locked down a little after 1 p.m. when the district received a call from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. “We got a call from the Highway Patrol that ...
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Alleged Threats at Chaney High School Open this result in new window
WFMJ Youngstown - May 18 1:23 PM
A Chaney High freshman is suspended and faces possible expulsion for allegedly making threats. School officials say the teen said he was going to kill every girl who turned him down.
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Intruder at Jackson Memorial High School turned over to police Open this result in new window
Asbury Park Press - May 18 11:47 AM
Jackson school officials notified police this morning when a suspicious male entered Jackson Memorial High School. The school was under lock down for about 30 minutes until the man was apprehended, and the police conducted an investigation. According to a message on the school district’s web site, “While students were arriving at school this morning, an alert student informed the building ...
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Virginia Tech Killings Prompt Security Discussion at BOE Meeting Open this result in new window
Manhasset Press - May 18 11:29 AM
All members of the Manhasset Board of Education were present on April 24 when Superintendent Charlie Cardillo opened the meeting with a moment of silence to remember all those affected by the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Cardillo commented it puts security at all public institutions under a microscope.
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Students Questioned After Alleged Gun Threat Made At School Open this result in new window
WCMH Columbus - May 18 9:20 AM
A learning center was under lockdown for a short time a threat of gun violence was made.
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Chavez draws third charge Open this result in new window
The Record-Courier - May 18 8:44 AM
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Search for Wanted Man Shuts Tonganoxie School Open this result in new window
KCTV 5 Kansas City - May 18 7:21 AM
TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Students have been allowed inside Tonganoxie High School after police searched the building for a man wanted for rape and attempted murder in Topeka.
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Sighting of man with gun clears Staunton River fields Open this result in new window
Bedford Bulletin - May 18 5:58 AM
Multiple reports of a man with a gun near the campus of Staunton River High School prompted the school’s administration to go into a lock-down mode and for local and state police to kick into high gear early Friday evening. An orderly evacuation was executed in order to secure the campus.
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Student with loaded gun arrested at JFHS Open this result in new window
Bedford Bulletin - May 18 5:58 AM
For the second time in less than a week, Bedford County school officials were forced to enact their emergency action plans in response to a situation involving a gun - this time at Jefferson Forest High School.

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AROUND KENTUCKY Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - May 18 5:42 AM
LOUISVILLE
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Lockview students wary of returning to class after shooting scare: Tip said violence was planned for yesterday Open this result in new window
The Halifax Daily News - May 18 3:19 AM
The school board has hired a private security company to guard Lockview High School today after someone threatened to shoot staff and teachers this week.
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NLHS Locks Down After Threatening Note Found Open this result in new window
New London Day - May 18 3:17 AM
New London - Just a couple of hours after New London High School students were asked Thursday to congregate at the back of their classrooms ...
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Charged with inducing panic WH junior arraigned in juvenile court Open this result in new window
The Daily Record - May 18 1:20 AM
MILLERSBURG — A 17-year-old girl charged with writing a threatening note discovered at West Holmes High School April 20 was arraigned in juvenile court Thursday on one count of inducing panic.
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AROUND KENTUCKY Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - May 18 12:08 AM
PAINTSVILLE
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Quartzsite police officer shot Open this result in new window
Today’s News-Herald - May 17 10:48 PM
The Quartzsite Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending the suspects in the shooting of a Quartzsite police officer early Thursday morning.
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High School Students Dismissed on Time After Threat of Gun Open this result in new window
New London Day - May 17 10:25 AM
New London - New London High School and the adjacent Science & Technology Magnet School were locked down for two hours today after a teacher ...
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North State Briefs: May 17, 2007 Open this result in new window
The Record Searchlight - May 17 4:47 AM
• Crash victims in serious condition • Redding council OKs increase in fire fees • Waste items accepted • Man arrested while school locked down • BloodSource offers grub
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Police lock down Lockview High after weapons threat Open this result in new window
The Halifax Daily News - May 17 3:18 AM
Lockview High School is under lockdown today while police investigate a weapons threat that was to take place against staff and students today.
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School food fight big news in small town Open this result in new window
San Diego Union-Tribune - May 17 3:04 AM
“I’m amazed this is newsworthy.” Over the phone, you could hear the exasperation in Rich Alderson’s voice. The new superintendent/principal of the Julian High School District wasn’t irritated enough to blow off questions he considered unworthy of a metro newspaper.


2,841 posted on 05/19/2007 6:52:07 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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PBS: An Activist’s Struggle: They Don’t Want to Know

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2007/05/russia_putin_vsfeat.html

Rough Cut: Russia: Putin vs. NGOs
An Activist’s Struggle: They Don’t Want to Know
Alexandra Poolos
Read a report about Oksana Chelysheva’s work in Chechnya and watch a
short video interview with her.
Russia: Putin vs. NGOs
The Last Independent Newspaper in Russia
Read more about Novaya Gazeta, the Moscow-based newspaper where
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya worked before she was murdered.
The Crackdown on NGOs
Read more about the government crackdown and watch undercover video
shot inside the Russian Supreme Court when Chelysheva’s human rights
group was ordered to shut down.

About Rough Cut
Watch Video

Length: 3:29

In March, Oksana Chelysheva, a leader of the Russian-Chechen
Friendship Society (RCFS), traveled to New York to meet with famed
Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel. During a private lunch with
Wiesel and other human rights activists, Chelysheva described the
bleak environment for human rights organizations in Russia. The
meeting with Wiesel was an honor for Chelysheva, who said that she had
high hopes his attention to her group might help draw wider
international attention and support. But Chelysheva was also aware
that for now she would be heading back to Russia alone to fight for
her organization’s survival.

On a cold, wintry day in January, I met Chelysheva for the first time
after traveling to Nizhny Novgorod, a city eight hours outside of
Moscow where her organization is based. The group runs a news service
out of Chechnya and had recently been labeled a terrorist group for
its work documenting abuses in the province. Chelysheva was a close
friend of Anna Politkovskaya and told me that they had been about to
share with her their database on torture in Chechnya.
Oksana Chelysheva

Oksana Chelysheva

Chelysheva lives in an apartment block outside the center of town with
her teenage daughter, her mother and her father. She works long hours
at the RCFS, logging up to seven days a week. In her warm apartment,
she made me coffee and told me about her friendship with Politkovskaya
and her feelings of shock and outrage over her death. She says that
although she had known Politkovskaya for years, they had only recently
become close, bonded by their work in Chechnya and their roles as
single mothers.

Nizhny Novgorod was famous both for being the location of famed Soviet
dissident Andrei Sakharov’s exile and the place where much Soviet-era
military equipment was developed. For many years, the city was
completely closed to foreigners. Chelysheva says that it’s fitting
that her organization is based there, as it, too, has become a
dissident voice in Russia.

These days Chelysheva has a lot on her mind. The Russian government
has labeled her co-worker a terrorist, and her organization is under
direct attack. The pressure is unrelenting, and Chelysheva says that
the stress is starting to get to her. Worst of all, she says, is the
effect government repression is having on her daughter. Their phone
lines are often tapped, and Chelysheva says that she has received
threatening phone calls. Her daughter recently asked some close family
friends why her mother is being punished if she is doing good work.
“The problem is, I don’t know the answer to that,” Chelysheva told me.

But Chelysheva says that, although her group has been targeted, most
Russians don’t want to know about the atrocities happening in
Chechnya. “They know something horrible is going on there, but they
don’t want to know, because if they knew the details, they would have
to make their choice to get involved or not, to be responsible,” she
said.

And she is pessimistic about the future of Russia. “We are already in
our past,” she said. “It’s not just the time of the Soviet Union. It’s
not just the Communist Party who is in charge now. People who are in
power now, they belong to this military clique. What they are trying
to protect is their own self-interest. Right now, we are living in an
almost authoritarian state that is run by this military clique.”

Leaders like Chelysheva see their work as a true continuation of
Politkovskaya’s and view her death as a motivation to continue
exposing what is happening in Chechnya, no matter what the risks.
Despite the possibility of asylum in another country, Chelysheva says
she’s not ready to abandon Russia. Already, she and her colleagues
have managed to save their office equipment from being seized by the
government by selling it off to each other. They have also
reregistered their group in Europe under a new name and will continue
to operate in Chechnya and Nizhny Novgorod. “There is too much work to
be done,” she said.


2,842 posted on 05/19/2007 6:58:34 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2007/05/fbis_mueller_bi.php

May 18, 2007
FBI’s Mueller: Bin Laden Wants to Strike U.S. Cities With Nuclear Weapons
Topics: Terrorism

FBI Director Robert Mueller has told NewsMax that Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group desperately want to obtain nuclear devices and explode them in American cities, especially New York and Washington, D.C.

In an exclusive interview, Mueller also acknowledged that bin Laden is still active, though isolated. The director revealed that the Bureau believes the terrorist leader continues to communicate with al-Qaida cells, some of which remain in the U.S.

Mueller declined to say how often bin Laden communicates or to elaborate on the substance of his communications.

Other intelligence sources tell NewsMax that U.S. security efforts have forced bin Laden to return to “horse-and-buggy days” — avoiding electronic communications in favor of using trusted couriers.

But Mueller says though hemmed in, al-Qaida’s paramount goal is clear: to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of thousands of Americans.

In contrast to homegrown terrorists, al-Qaida is far more likely to be able to pull off such an attack.

Mueller admits the nuclear threat is so real he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night worrying about that possibility.

“I think it would be very difficult to wipe out the United States, but you’d have hundreds of thousands of casualties from a nuclear device, depending on the size of that nuclear device,” Mueller tells NewsMax.

Hearing from FBI Director Mueller that bin-Laden wants to use nuclear weapons to attack American cities may be new news, but bin-Laden’s plans aren’t. Back in 2005, WorldNetDaily reported that according to captured leaders and documents Al-Qaida’s prime targets for launching nuclear terrorist attacks are the nine U.S. cities with the highest Jewish populations.

The series of attacks is designed to kill 4 million, destroy the economy and fundamentally alter the course of history.

At least two fully assembled and operational nuclear weapons are believed to be hidden in the United States already, according to G2 Bulletin intelligence sources and an upcoming book, “The al-Qaida Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime and the Coming Apocalypse,” by former FBI consultant Paul L. Williams.

The cities chosen as optimal targets are New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston and Washington, D.C. New York and Washington top the preferred target list for al-Qaida leadership.

... Bin Laden’s goal, according to G2 Bulletin sources, is to launch one initial attack, followed by a second on another city to simulate the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The optimal dates for the attacks are Aug. 6, the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Sept. 11 and May 14, the anniversary of the re-creation of the state of Israel in 1948. No specific year has been suggested

A U.S. Federal Grand Jury in New York issued an indictment against Usama Bin Laden on Nov. 5, 1998, alleging that Bin Laden and others engaged in a long-term conspiracy to attack U.S. facilities overseas and to kill American citizens. Two of the countries that was included as being involved with Bin Laden was Iran and Iraq:

The indictment noted that Al Qaeda, Bin Laden’s international terrorist group, forged alliances with the National Islamic Front in Sudan and with the government of Iran and with its associated group Hezballah to “work together against their perceived common enemies in
the West, particularly the United States.”

Additionally, the indictment states that Al Qaeda reached an agreement with Iraq not to work against the regime of Saddam Hussein and that they would work cooperatively with Iraq, particularly in weapons development.

According to the indictment, Bin Laden’s group also tried to recruit Americans to travel through the United States and the West to deliver messages and to conduct financial transactions to aid their terrorist activities. The indictment also states that Al Qaeda used humanitarian work as a conduit for transmitting funds to affiliate terrorist groups.

The indictment also claims that Bin Laden’s supporters purchased land for terrorist training camps; bought warehouses where explosives were stored; transferred bank accounts using various aliases; purchased sophisticated telecommunications equipment; and transferred money and weapons to Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist organizations.

... The Grand Jury document, which usually does not provide a great amount of details in advance of a prosecution, also stated that Bin Laden and “others” tried to develop chemical weapons and attempted to obtain nuclear weapons components in 1993.

From these above reports, and others, we have compelling reasons for not allowing Iran to have a nuclear bomb. More recently, the famous reinsurance house Lloyds in the City of London was the venue for an important live terrorism debate conducted to assess risk to global business from Terrorism.

... The debate attracted some of the key figures in the field of terrorism, particularly in relation to the United Kingdom and we were treated to a rare insight into policy and strategy of the British political and security establishment at the highest levels in relation to terrorism....

A brief description of the latest developments which have taken place in the evolution of Islamic terrorism were highlighted and that Al Qaeda is not an organisation, but a movement, an ideology, which has increasing support among young muslims.

It was highlighted that Iran had detained several key Al Qaeda activists including a son and two wives of Osama Bin laden. This position of Iran may change if the West’s relationship with Iran deteriorates.

It was stated that the epicentre of Islamic terrorism has moved 1500 miles closer to the West from Afghanistan to Iraq and that if the allies withdraw from Iraq, they will have to return in 2-3 years time, because Iraq would be used as a launching pad for various global Jihadist groups to attack the West.

This was a point unanimously mentioned by all the speakers mentioned above. The participants were reminded that after the Russians withdrew from Afghanistan, the country became the home for numerous terrorist groups who were targeting the West.

... It was highlighted that Iran had detained several key Al Qaeda activists including a son and two wives of Osama Bin laden. This position of Iran may change if the West’s relationship with Iran deteriorates.

And there should be no doubt that the West’s relationship with Iran will continue to deteriorate as it moves closer to completing its development of a nuclear bomb and missiles to deliver it.


2,843 posted on 05/19/2007 7:16:04 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2007/05/radical_muslim_paramilitary_compound_flourishes_in_upper_new_york_state.php

May 14, 2007
Radical Muslim Paramilitary Compound Flourishes In Upper New York State (And Elsewhere In The U.S.)
Topics: Understanding Islam

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, or “community of the impoverished,” was formed by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in New York in 1980. Gilani, who refers to himself as “the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr,” has stated his objective is to “purify” Islam through violence.

islamberg%202.jpegJawa report links to a CFP story today on it today, Undeniable Politics links to today to our initial post back in 2006 on the story, and we initially posted “Welcome To Islamberg, U.S.A. - Terrorists Using Islamic Schools In U.S. To Recruit And Train!” way back in February 2006 in which we linked to the WorldNetDaily report on it the same day, as did many others.

Which makes me more than a little curious to know why it, and many others like it, haven’t been shut down, and even more than alarmed at what apparently is not being done about foreign terrorist groups like Jamaat ul-Fuqra operating openly in our midst with apparent impunity:

[..] Though primarily based in Lahore, Pakistan, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has operational headquarters in New York and openly recruits through various social service organizations in the U.S., including the prison system. Members live in hamaats or compounds, such as Islamberg, where they agree to abide by the laws of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which are considered to be above local, state and federal authority. Additional hamaats have been established in Hyattsville, Maryland; Red House, Virginia; Falls Church, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; Commerce, California; and Onalaska, Washington. Others are being built, including an expansive facility in Sherman, Pennsylvania.

Before becoming a citizen of Islamberg or any of the other Fuqra compounds, the recruits - - primarily inner city black men who became converts in prison - - are compelled to sign an oath that reads: “I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah’s sake.”

In the past, thousands of members of the U.S. branches of Jamaat ul-Fuqra traveled to Pakistan for paramilitary training, but encampments, such as Islamberg, are now capable of providing book-camp training so raw recruits are no longer required to travel abroad amidst the increased scrutiny of post 9/11.

... Even though Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been involved in terror attacks and sundry criminal activities, recruited thousands of members from federal and state penal systems, and appears to be operating paramilitary facilities for militant Muslims, it remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List. On the contrary, it continues to operate, flourish, and expand as a legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charity.

According to The Politics of CP, there seems to be a link between the Ikhwan and the Sufi terrorist Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, founder of the Muslims of America and Jamaat ul-Fuqra. CP, as the premier online investigator of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, has discovered the apparent connections(hat tip - Vigilant Freedom):

Ikhwanul Muslimun is, in fact, listed in the IRS online database of “Charities & Non-Profits”. The organization is also listed on two websites listing presumably charitable organizations accepting car donations [here and here]. Interestingly, the address for Ikhwanul Muslimun corresponds to that of the Muslim Parochial School near Hancock [here and here].Records listing contact names for both Ikhwanul Muslimun and the Muslim Parochial School were then matched to the address of Islamberg, the headquarters compound of Muslims of the Americas (MOA). Incidentally, another “charity”, which isn’t listed with the IRS, called Hand-to-Hands Inc. is also based at Islamberg. It purports to be the “humanitarian and social welfare arm” of the MOA. International Quranic Open University is yet another arm of the group based in Hancock. MOA, which owns possibly two-dozen settlements like the one in NY throughout the US and claims several thousand members, is the primary front organization for a Pakistan-based Islamist militant group known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra.

MOA has a long history in Brooklyn. An address history search for the individual connected with Ikhwanul Muslimun showed links to addresses in Hancock, Deposit, and Brooklyn, NY among other locales. Another search linked the principal of the Muslim Parochial School to both Brooklyn, NY and Williamsport, PA where an MOA group used to operate.

Vigilant Freedom suggests that a connection between the Ikhwan and MOA comes as no great surprise.

There is ample evidence that Hizbullah — which is Shiite — is coordinating its efforts with various Sunni groups, including Al Qaeda. Why not extend the cooperative sphere to include Sufi terrorists? All of them share the common goal of exterminating the kuffar and establishing a worldwide Islamic government.

The Demonic Convergence which has formed in the last few decades is seizing the opportunity posed by Western decadence, weakness, and self-loathing. Sayyid Qutb, the great populizer of the Muslim Brotherhood, wrote in his 1963 book Milestones (Ma’alim fi al-Tariq):

The leadership of mankind by Western man is now on the decline, not because Western culture has become poor materially or because its economic and military power has become weak. The period of the Western system has come to an end primarily because it is deprived of those life-giving values, which enabled it to be the leader of mankind. It is necessary for the new leadership to preserve and develop the material fruits of the creative genius of Europe, and also to provide mankind with such high ideals and values as have so far remained undiscovered by mankind, and which will also acquaint humanity with a way of life which is harmonious with human nature, which is positive and constructive, and which is practicable.

Islam is the only System which possesses these values and this way of life.

More than forty years ago the premise was made clear: The period of the Western system has come to an end primarily because it is deprived of those life-giving values, which enabled it to be the leader of mankind.

To complete the Demonic Convergence, all that is necessary is the passive — or even active — assistance of the Left within Western countries. The doctrinaire Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists, and Deconstructionists are only too happy to comply, ready to assist with their own suicide.

In a nutshell, everyone and his grandmother has written on this story but the training compound of radical Islamists for training Islamic terrorists in upstate NY is still there, and Jamaat ul-Fuqra continues to be allowed to flourish throughout the U.S.

Why?

Related:
The Islamberg website is here. Alarmingly, the “Muslim community” has now been there 20 years. One can only imagine the number of terrorists trained there by now.

Here’s a digest of coverage on Jamaat ul-Fuqra.

http://politicsofcp.blogspot.com/2005/10/digest-of-jamaat-ul-fuqra-coverage.html


2,844 posted on 05/19/2007 7:29:33 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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http://politicsofcp.blogspot.com/2005/10/digest-of-jamaat-ul-fuqra-coverage.html

[all live links on site]

This is a very long list of links to ul fuqra articles.............

almost the last one on the page may be to a second set of links.

http://politicsofcp.blogspot.com/2005/11/digest-2-of-jamaat-ul-fuqra-coverage.html


2,845 posted on 05/19/2007 7:36:15 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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Interesting blog:

I did not check out the new jihad site, with butterflies, it is far down the page and is what Google picked up on the alert:

http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/


2,846 posted on 05/19/2007 8:13:29 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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Thanks to Milford421 for this report:

BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Fast restricts soldiers’ travel to Mexico

http://www.svherald.com/articles/2007/05/18/news/doc464e2f2f248c1046697192.txt
“If you or your families are traveling near the border on the US
side, please use caution.”

BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Fast restricts soldiers’ travel to Mexico

Published on Friday, May 18, 2007

The commander of the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca is
restricting soldiers’ assigned to the fort from traveling into
Mexico.

Additionally, Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast is advising Army civilian
personnel and family members of military and civilians to be
careful.

Following is her message:

“In view of the recent increase in drug-related violence just

across the Mexican border near the towns of Cananea and Naco, until
further

notice, I am directing that all military personnel and strongly
advising all

Department of the Army civilian personnel and their families to
restrict

their travel by avoiding the border towns of Mexico. If you or your
families

are traveling near the border on the US side, please use caution.”


2,847 posted on 05/19/2007 8:19:01 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/;_ylt=A9j8eu3AFU9GaGsBVhrQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTA4Mm84YjJyBHNlYwNzb3J0?c=&p=%22Iran%22&ei=UTF-8&datesort=1&fr=yalerts-keyword

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Mortars rain on Iraq’s Green Zone during visit from Blair Open this result in new window
The Indiana Gazette - 5 minutes ago
BAGHDAD — Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose premiership has been dominated by his unpopular decision to join the Iraq war, arrived here on a farewell visit today, and three mortar shells or rockets slammed into the compound where he met with Iraq’s leaders.
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2,848 posted on 05/19/2007 8:23:36 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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U.S. argues for extradition of radical Islamic cleric

http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-19/1179446980232630.xml&storylist=orlocal

http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-19/1179446980232630.xml&storylist=orlocal

U.S. argues for extradition of radical Islamic cleric

5/17/2007, 4:51 p.m. PT

By TARIQ PANJA
The Associated Press http://www.oregonlive.com/images/spacer.gif

LONDON (AP) - The United States argued Thursday for the extradition of
a
radical Islamic cleric imprisoned in Britain, accusing him of
involvement in
a global conspiracy to wage terrorist attacks on the U.S. and other
Western
countries.

Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged in the United States with trying to
establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take
hostages
in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan.

He is serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for fomenting racial
hatred
and urging his followers to kill non-Muslims.

“He advocated the defense of Islam through unlawful, violent and armed
aggression,” Hugo Keith, a lawyer representing the U.S. government,
said
during a hearing in a London court.

The hearing started a day later than scheduled because al-Masri was
recovering from an operation to remove a bone from the stump of one of
his
arms. He lost both arms below the elbows and an eye fighting the Soviet
occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. He now has hooks for hands, and
a
glass eye.

Al-Masri was arrested on an U.S. extradition warrant in May 2004, but
the
process was put on hold while he stood trial in Britain and then
appealed
his convictions.

In January, the House of Lords denied al-Masri permission to make
further
appeals, and his extradition proceedings went back on the agenda.

Al-Masri’s lawyer, Alun Jones, said the extradition application should
be
rejected because he believed some of the evidence against the cleric
was
extracted by torturing a defense witness.

Jones did not say where the alleged torture may have occurred but the
witness, Feroz Abbasi, was a former British Guantanamo Bay detainee. He
was
initially arrested by Afghan forces and handed over to U.S.
authorities. The
court heard that Hamza helped pay for Abbasi to travel to Afghanistan.

“The court ought to conduct here an inquiry,” he said. “There is
reasonable
cause to suspect this extradition request is founded in significant
parts on
evidence obtained by torture.”

Outlining the U.S. case, Keith said Hamza provided a satellite phone
and 500
hours of airtime to a group responsible for the 1998 kidnapping of 16
western tourists in Yemen. Four of the tourists died in a shootout
between
the abductors and Yemeni security officials.

Keith said the planned training camp in Oregon would have been used to
prepare recruits to “kill enemies of Islam” in Afghanistan, training
them in
weapons use, hand-to-hand combat and martial arts.

“The general allegation is that Mr. Hamza is a member of a global
conspiracy
to wage jihad against the U.S. and other Western countries,” Keith
said.
“Jihad carried out in numerous parts of the world - the U.K.,
Afghanistan,
Yemen and U.S.”

Keith also detailed another indictment that claimed al-Masri funded
travel
to Afghanistan for two men who pleaded guilty in April 2003 to plotting
to
set up the training camp in Bly, Ore.

If tried and convicted in the United States, Al-Masri, the former head
preacher at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque, would carry out the rest of
his
sentence in Britain before serving any prison term in the U.S.


2,849 posted on 05/19/2007 8:29:35 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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Date: Fri 18 May 2007
Source: Medindia.com, 18 May 2007 [edited]
http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?str=2&x=21032

WHO to investigate hepatitis vaccine deaths in Viet Nam


Viet Nam has suspended the use of a hepatitis B vaccine manufactured by
global leader LG group (the Republic of Korea), after 3 newborn babies
suddenly died following administration of the vaccine. The Health
Ministry
has immediately halted the use of the vaccine nationwide while they
ascertain the causes of the infants’ deaths. Since the vaccine is
distributed through the World Health Organization (WHO) channels, the
agency is embarrassed and says it will investigate the deaths.

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the
liver.
The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong
infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver
failure,
and death.

Hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent
hepatitis B
virus infection. Dr Do Si Hien, chairman of Viet Nam’s National
Vaccination
Programme, said that between 23 Apr and 7 May [2007], a total of 4
infants
went into shock after being given the vaccine. According to statistics,
usually only one case of hepatitis B vaccine shock is found for every
one
million people vaccinated against the disease, he added.

According to Hien, children under 12 months of age have been vaccinated
against hepatitis B under the national vaccination programme since
1997,
with the programme expanding to all regions of the country by 2003.
With
close to 1.5 million children being vaccinated annually, hepatitis B
vaccine has been used on millions of Vietnamese children to date. Hien
urged parents to remain calm, saying that these were extremely unusual
cases that related to only 2 batches of Hepatitis B vaccine
manufactured by LG.

WHO said it supports, as a precautionary measure, the nationwide
temporary
suspension of the drug produced by South Korea’s LG Life Sciences and
distributed in Viet Nam through a UN [United Nations] system. The
global
health body has also “recommended the temporary [suspension of
distribution] and use of specific lots of the Euvax B vaccine produced
by
LG because of these recent reports,” said WHO spokesperson Dida Connor.

Drugs from the same lots had been shipped to 24 countries, but no other
adverse reactions had been reported to date from any of them, she said.
WHO
will send a team of international experts to Viet Nam as early as this
week
[14-18 May 2007] to investigate the cases, said Connor. “WHO, UNICEF
and
the government are taking this very seriously,” she said. “We’re making
all
efforts to ensure a full, prompt investigation. “This doesn’t mean that
we
have any information that is conclusive about the potential cause of
this
at this stage. WHO will send out further advice pending the outcome of
this
investigation.” Connor said the LG vaccine had been used for some years
and
that WHO had received no reports of deaths or serious reactions from
any
other countries.


communicated by:
ProMED-mail rapporteur Brent Barrett

[Hepatitis B vaccine is an inherently safe vaccine for both children
and
aduls. (For instance, in China the aim is to administer hepatitis B
vaccine
to all infants within 24 hours of birth). Only rarely is there any
serious
allergic reaction to hepatitis B vaccine. The recombinant vaccines that
are
licensed for use in the United States and elsewhere are synthesized by
_Saccharomyces cerevisiae_ (common bakers’ yeast), into which a plasmid
containing the gene for HBsAg has been inserted. Purified HBsAg is
obtained
by lysing the yeast cells and separating HBsAg from the yeast
components by
biochemical and biophysical techniques. Persons allergic to yeast
should
not be vaccinated with vaccines derived by this methodology.

The fatal incidents in Viet Nam are more likely to be attributable to
defective individual vaccine vials rather than a systematic deficiency
of
an entire vaccine batch. The outcome of the investigation of this
incident
is awaited with much interest. - Mod.CP]

..................cp/ejp/sh


2,850 posted on 05/19/2007 8:32:37 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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To: All

You may view the latest post at
http://www.melaniephillips.com/diary/?p=1516

Best regards,
Melanie
web@melaniephillips.com

May 16, 2007
The war against Israel (13)
I have lost count of the number of times I was told over the years that
Sari
Nusseibeh, a prominent Palestinian intellectual, was a true moderate
and living
proof of the fact that the Palestinians really wanted peaceful
co-existence with
Israel. Now in a devastating review of Nusseibeh’s book in the New York
Sun,
Efraim Karsh demolishes this cosy myth - and in the process exposes
once again
the homicidal narcissism of the western liberal intellectual. In one of
the many
well-intentioned but doomed secret ‘back-channel’ attempts to achieve
informally
the mutual accommodation between Israel and the Palestinians that had
eluded
their leaders, Karsh and Nusseibeh met as members of their respective
delegations. Karsh recalls:

I was particularly taken aback when Mr. Nusseibeh, even then widely
considered
the epitome of Palestinian moderation and a staunch proponent of
Arab-Jewish
coexistence, turned out to be the most extreme member of the group.
Dismissing
out of hand the two-state solution - Israel and a Palestinian state in
the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip - he instead sang the praise of the ‘one-state
paradigm’
- a standard catchphrase for Israel’s destruction - demanding the
incorporation
of the West Bank and Gaza population into the Jewish state as
full-fledged
citizens, to be followed by the refugees from the neighboring Arab
states and
beyond.

In subsequent years, Mr. Nusseibeh continued to pay lip service to the
two-state
solution and consistently questioned the very legitimacy of the state
with which
he ostensibly wished to make peace. On a few occasions he even let the
mask
drop, unveiling his true agenda. In the late 1990s, for example, he
told an old
Oxford friend that ‘one day, in the near or further future, all this [
Israel
and Palestine] will be one binational state. It’s just a question of
how we get
there.’ In an April 2005 debate at Dartmouth College, Mr. Nusseibeh
advocated
the creation of a binational state as the only viable solution to the
Israeli-Palestinian dispute. ‘We will have spent 100 years killing and
fighting
each other, doing our best to avoid a one state solution, and we will
find
ourselves in that exact situation in 40 or 50 years,’ he argued.

That this advocacy of the destruction of an established member state of
the
international community has hardly dented Mr. Nusseibeh’s ‘moderate’
image can
be partly explained by the desperate yearning among Jews and their
supporters
worldwide for Palestinian and Arab peace partners, dating back to the
1920s and
the ‘30s, despite countless setbacks and disillusionments. It is also a
corollary of the narcissist and patronizing mesmerization among
educated
westerners with the ‘noble savage’ in general, and the westernized
native in
particular. With his posh Jerusalem high school education, his Oxford
and
Harvard degrees, and impeccable western demeanor, Mr. Nusseibeh, like
cultured
Arabs and Muslims before him, represents the ultimate product of the
‘white
man’s civilizing mission,’ a contemporary replica of George Antonius,
the
Cambridge-educated Syrian political activist who was the toast of
British
chattering classes in Palestine and beyond during the 1930s.

Ouch.


2,851 posted on 05/19/2007 8:57:18 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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May 19, 2007 Anti-Terrorism News

Afghan, coalition forces kill over 70 Taliban - in a clash in
south-eastern Afghanistan
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=850e2632-290a-4fe4-8c4a-56e36669daf5&MatchID1=4464&TeamID1=10&TeamID2=6&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1109&MatchID2=4466&TeamID3=2&TeamID4=4&MatchType2=1&SeriesID2=1110&PrimaryID=4464&Headline=Afghan%2c+coalition+forces+kill+over+70+Taliban
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070519/ts_afp/afghanistanunrestustaliban_070519070525;_ylt=Alat5_MUu7z9pkHcmvNJ0afOVooA

Afghan bomber kills 3 German soldiers, 6 others - suicide bomber in
northern city of Kunduz
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070519/wl_nm/afghan_blast_dc_4;_ylt=AlwWBjQwALegqj4n2SblF77OVooA

(Afghanistan) Mine explosion kills Afghan district police chief
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-05/19/content_6123586.htm

Afghan soldiers mass on Pakistan border, ready and willing to take on
old foe
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article1811094.ece

(Iraq) Gunmen massacre 15 Iraqi villagers in Kurdish town
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070519/wl_mideast_afp/iraqunrestkurds_070519113521;_ylt=AkaXxM.cm..mEvs9ef88sABX6GMA

(Iraq) 9 held as Iraq search for missing soldiers widens
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070519/ts_nm/iraq_soldiers_dc_1;_ylt=Avx8OHw_OgpS_irKfdM9181X6GMA

(Iraq) Blasts hit Green Zone as Blair makes farewell visit
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/05/19/iraq.main/index.html

(Iraq) U.S. repulses militant assault on Friday
http://www.washingtontimes.com/world/20070518-100822-9803r.htm

Iraq’s hidden casualties - working for contractors
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/19/africa/contractors.1-57039.php

(Israel) Qassam fire continues on Israel on Saturday
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3401928,00.html

(Israel) Rocket Barrage continues: 16 Qassams hit western Negev on
Friday
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3401661,00.html

(Israel) IDF arrests Islamic Jihad member
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3401892,00.html

Israeli strikes in Gaza could grow harsher, envoy warns
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/05/18/gaza/index.html

Report: Hamas, Fatah reach new cease-fire deal
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708637246&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Report: Israel considers giving Fatah military support
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/05/19/wmid19.xml

(Pakistan) Three Taliban operatives arrested in NWFP
http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news.asp?date1=5/19/2007#10

(Pakistan) Musharraf: Islamic militancy rising
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070519/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_musharraf_2;_ylt=AmhcDb27on1tiBFi2P88JNHzPukA
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/19/ap/asia/main2827775.shtml

(Pakistan) Gunmen in Pakistan kidnap 8 government officials - ambushed
them in a troubled northwestern tribal region of Pakistan
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708636366&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

(Pakistan Lal Masjid) Mosque stand-off after Pakistani police taken
hostage
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070519-041739-6636r
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/18/asia/AS-GEN-Pakistan-Radical-Mosque.php

(Pakistan Lal Masjid) Hostage policemen: Case filed against Lal Masjid
admin
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\05\19\story_19-5-2007_pg1_2

(Pakistan) Lal Masjid chief wants end to co-education
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\05\19\story_19-5-2007_pg7_8

Philippine military warn of terrorist attacks in Manila - bombers are
targeting a shopping mall and a public square
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-05/19/content_6123155.htm

(Bangladesh) Al Qaeda outfit threatens to blow up Bangladesh bridge
http://www.indiaenews.com/bangladesh/20070519/52396.htm

Indian police seek clues to deadly mosque blast
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070519/wl_sthasia_afp/indiaattackblast_070519113841;_ylt=AoC03w4NrlNEt2UZlebBWCxA7AkB

(India) SIM card recovered from defused bomb in Hyderabad
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/SIM_card_recovered_from_defused_bomb/articleshow/2061298.cms

(India) Blast at Southern India mosque handwork of “foreign groups” —
Police
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=984808

(India) Two ULFA militants killed in Assam encounter
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Two_ULFA_militants_killed_in_Assam_encounter/articleshow/2061452.cms

Iran criticizes Western war against terrorism
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/news/article_1306515.php/Iran_criticizes_Western_war_against_terrorism

Iran nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani likely to meet Solana in Spain
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070519/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearpoliticseu_070519114048;_ylt=AuvcxnU8L8Eeug4wYcrJ.ftSw60A

(USA) Navy lawyer convicted of leaking Guantanamo names - in a
Valentine’s Day card
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/18/navy.lawyer.ap/index.html

(USA) Rhode Island Man Accused of Extorting Gas Station Owner Over Fake
Terror Ties
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273854,00.html

(UK) After years of delays Abu Hamza faces a fast-track extradition
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article1805597.ece
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23396791-details/Hamza+’was+behind+ambush+death+plot’/article.do

(UK) Al-Qaeda’s Cell Phone - mobile phone smuggled into Belmarsh Prison
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_headline=al-qaeda-s-cell-phone—&method=full&objectid=19130980&siteid=89520-name_page.html

(UK/Gaza) Muslim cleric spurns plea to help free BBC man in Gaza
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1408098.0.0.php

3 Swedish terror suspects return home after spending 5 months in
Ethiopian jail
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/19/europe/EU-GEN-Sweden-Ethiopia.php

(Nigeria) Militants kidnap 3 Indian oil workers in Nigeria
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070519/india_nm/india298995_4;_ylt=AhQWdkNQylLrOZViqAiP9yTZ9YEA

Colombia: Companies paid paramilitaries
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/05/18/colombia_companies_paid_paramilitaries/9942/

Colombia orders hunt for FARC hostages
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21758496-1702,00.html

(Columbia) France concerned by Colombia plan to free hostages
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070519/wl_nm/france_colombia_hostages_dc_1;_ylt=ArkzomiD9XJxiGUkFtxEVdawv7kA

Sri Lankan army: Fighting in the North kills 3
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708636474&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sri Lanka ambassador: LTTE Sold 130,000 Stolen Norwegian Passports to
Al Qaedas
http://news.nidahasa.com/news.php?go=fullnews&newsid=161

(Australia) Hicks expected home tomorrow
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21760760-1702,00.html

Propaganda Alert:

Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani: ‘We do not seek to destroy
Israel’
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708633879&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Other News:

Iran’s real views on Israel:
http://www.jihadwatch.org/Iran-Israel_LG.jpg

(Iran) Ahmadinejad and the petrol paradox
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article1803513.ece

(California) FBI actions at UCI questioned - bureau says cinderblock
was thrown at car
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/irvine/article_1699052.php

(UN) Call for Islamic texts re-interpretation
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2007/May/theuae_May569.xml&section=theuae&col=

(Australia) Muslim outrage over citizenship test
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21756770-2,00.html?from=public_rss

Radio host suggests putting GPS on Muslim immigrants - U.S. should
consider bugging homes, monitoring calls, e-mails
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55748

Fill your car up with aluminum
http://www.cnn.com/2007/AUTOS/05/18/bc.fuel.hydrogen.reut/index.html


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An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

May 19, 1:00 am

(60 minutes) Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?

TV-PG, CC

An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

May 19, 5:00 am

(60 minutes) Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?

TV-PG, CC

An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

May 19, 8:00 am

(60 minutes) Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?

TV-PG, CC

An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

Jun 05, 4:00 am

(60 minutes) Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?

TV-PG, CC

An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

Jun 05, 7:00 am

(60 minutes) Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?

TV-PG, CC

An investigation with the New York Times into how a rogue Pakistani scientist named A.Q. Khan established the world’s biggest and most dangerous nuclear black market.

http://times.discovery.com/tv-schedules/special.html?paid=141.11333.115528.0.0


2,854 posted on 05/19/2007 9:11:22 AM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Waiting on GOD...)
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Thanks to Milford421 for this report:

MAN JAILED IN C-4 THEFT - VA

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/052007/05192007/285489

MAN JAILED IN C-4 THEFT

Stolen military explosives found outside Stafford home; former
Marine charged
BY KEITH EPPS

Date published: 5/19/2007

BY KEITH EPPS

A Stafford man was arrested yesterday after stolen military
explosives were found at the home where he recently lived, police
said.

James Oscar Dorries, 42, is charged with three felony counts of
possessing explosive devices.

Sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur said 3 pounds of C-4 military
explosives were among the items found in a shed behind the home
Dorries used to live in at 21 Breezy Hill Drive in Lake Arrowhead.

Decatur called it a “significant and dangerous” amount of firepower.
Decatur said the explosives and other items were stolen from the
Quantico Marine Corps base in the 1990s: Dorries was a Marine from
1990 to 1996.

According to police, a juvenile went into the shed about 8:30 p.m.
Thursday and came across the stolen stash.

The juvenile told his mother, who in turn called the Sheriff’s
Office. Deputies and members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seized the items.

Decatur said Dorries no longer lived at the home because of an April
incident involving an assault on a family member. A preliminary
protective order was issued in Stafford Juvenile and Domestic
Relations Court that bars Dorries from being at the residence.

Decatur said Dorries recently has been living in a camper at 1405
Garrisonville Road, and authorities found him there early yesterday.
Officers interviewed Dorries at the Sheriff’s Office, then took him
to the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he is being held under no
bond.

Among the other items found in the shed were six electric blasting
caps, a live military smoke grenade, a pop-up signal flare, two fuse
ignitors, various booby trap devices and seven rolls of tripwire,
police said.

Decatur said the investigation is continuing and more charges are
expected.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404


2,855 posted on 05/19/2007 9:14:30 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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A month after September 11, senior Bush administration officials were told that an al Qaeda terrorist cell had control of a 10-kiloton atomic bomb from Russia and were plotting to detonate it in New York City. CIA director George Tenet told President Bush that the source, code-named “Dragonfire,” had said the nuclear device was already on American soil. The briefing sent President Bush “though the roof” causing him to order his national security team to give nuclear terrorism priority over every other threat to America. Six months earlier the CIA’s Counterterrorism Centre had picked up chatter in Al Qaeda channels about an “American Hiroshima”.


This is pretty much what they said on tv last night, even showed a picture in Afghanistan testing it, it worked.
2,856 posted on 05/19/2007 9:16:21 AM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Waiting on GOD...)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Quix

al Qaeda terrorist cell had control of a 10-kiloton atomic bomb from Russia and were plotting to detonate it in New York City


One difference on the show last night they got them from Khan’s Black market. I don’t know why the spin on Russia?


2,857 posted on 05/19/2007 9:20:02 AM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Waiting on GOD...)
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Dubai ruler in vast charity gift
By Jon Leyne
BBC News, the Dead Sea, Jordan

The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says he is giving $10bn (£5bn) to set up an educational foundation in the Middle East.

The money is meant to improve the standard of education and research in the region, and aims to stimulate job creation, Sheikh Mohammed said.

It is thought to be one of the largest charitable donations in history.

The announcement was made to widespread applause at the World Economic Forum, which is being held in Jordan.

Sheikh Mohammed, known as a successful racehorse owner as well as ruler of Dubai, said his personal initiative was aimed at creating what he called “a knowledge-based society” in the Middle East.

There is a wide knowledge gap between us and the developed world in the West and in Asia
Sheikh Mohammed

At the moment, he explained, there was high illiteracy in the region - where more than 40% of Arab women cannot read or write.

The whole Arab world publishes fewer books than the country of Turkey.

And spending on scientific research is only a tiny fraction of that in developed countries.

“There is a wide knowledge gap between us and the developed world in the West and in Asia. Our only choice is to bridge this gap as quickly as possible, because our age is defined by knowledge,” the sheikh said.

While there may be less learning in the region, there is high unemployment, and it is likely to get higher with a rapidly growing population.

“Our region needs at this moment 15 million job opportunities, and our Arab world will need in the next 20 years between 74 to 85 million job opportunities,” the sheikh told the conference.

“We need to develop the infrastructure so we can create jobs.”

Sheikh Mohammed hopes to increase education and research, and also to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region.

“In order to realise these objectives, I have decided to establish the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Foundation to focus on human development, and have I decided to endow a fund of $10bn to finance its projects,” he said.

As ruler of Dubai, he can share the success of his principality, which is known the world over as the economic success story of the Middle East.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/middle_east/6672923.stm

Published: 2007/05/19 15:06:15 GMT

© BBC MMVII


2,858 posted on 05/19/2007 9:23:38 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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Hamas Increasing Terror Capabilities; Al Qaeda Joining Fray

by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) The Hamas terror organization has been increasing the number and efficiency of attacks on Israel, while engaged in its militia war with rival PA terror faction Fatah. New reports suggest that Hamas’ capabilities are improving, particularly with the influence and assistance of Al Qaeda.

IDF Maj.-Gen. Giora Eiland said in an interview with Israel Radio on Friday that the Gaza terrorist group’s military capability and the range of its rockets are improving. He also expressed doubt that Fatah could prevail in the militia war against Hamas for control of the government.

“Gaza is a clear and hostile Hamas state in every sense of the term,” Eiland said. “The Palestinian Authority and [PA Chairman Mahmoud] Abbas are pathetic and irrelevant,” he added.

Al Qaeda’s Fingerprints Increasing in Gaza

A new report indicates that Al Qaeda has begun active efforts to strengthen the Hamas terror organization in the battle for control of the Palestinian Authority.

As the Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to weaken, the Al Qaeda terrorist network has strengthened ties with Hamas, according to a report written by Army reserve Lt. Col. Jonathan HaLevi for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Following the expulsion of Jewish residents from the Gaza area and the destruction of their communities, Al Qaeda already had begun to fill the vacuum in security, HaLevi wrote.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas last year said, “We have signs of the presence of Al Qaeda in Gaza and the West Bank.”

Further evidence of the al Qaeda presence was produced earlier this month when the terrorist group Army of Islam, identified with Al Qaeda, took responsibility for the March kidnapping of British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reporter Alan Johnston, whose whereabouts and condition are unknown.
Rather than challenge Al Qaeda’s bid to expand its presence in the Gaza Strip, Hamas prefers to collaborate with these new militant groups

The same group teamed up with two Hamas-sponsored terror groups to carry out last year’s abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in a cross-border attack which killed two other soldiers and wounded a third.

“Even external appearances show Al Qaeda’s growing influence as members of its affiliate movements in the Gaza Strip will often wear the same black head covering that was a trademark of the late Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,” noted HaLevi.

“All the evidence indicates that rather than challenge Al Qaeda’s bid to expand its presence in the Gaza Strip, Hamas prefers to collaborate with these new militant groups,” he added.

Fatah May Pay the Price for Al Qaeda Presence

The Fatah faction led by the PA chairman has been warring with Hamas for control of the government for more than a year. Despite numerous efforts by local and international leaders to end the internecine clashes between the two factions, the fight has continued.

Fresh shootouts and kidnappings resumed in Gaza a week ago; two broken ceasefires attempts, 44 dead civilians and terrorists and more than a hundred other wounded have not yet stemmed the flow of blood in the streets.

For its part, Fatah has spent the past year cultivating cozy relations with Jordan and the United States, which pledged millions of dollars and munitions to help shore up the PA Chairman’s personal security force.

Fatah, which is seen by most western nations as a moderate force in the terrorist-led PA government, was promised – and received – thousands of weapons from Jordan in a deal approved by the Olmert government.

Hamas has similarly boosted its weapons cache, by smuggling through elaborate tunnels across the Egyptian border. At the moment, Fatah and Hamas guns are being aimed at each other. But longer-range weapons have been reserved for use against Israel.

Hamas Receiving Upgraded Weapons and Training

Hamas has worked hard with other groups to develop and refine the Kassam rockets they use in their attacks on the western Negev, focusing especially on improving their aiming capability and range. The short-range Kassam rockets can be pointed in a general direction, but are incapable of pinpoint targeting. Improvements in the past year have created what is considered by weapons experts to have been the final product in the Kassam line, a rocket which they say cannot be refined further.

Intelligence reports indicate that Hamas terrorists this year acquired Russian-made 22 kilometer-range Grad missiles, more versatile and lethal than the primitive, short-range Kassams.

In addition, Hamas operatives have been bolstered by advance terror training programs, financial support and gifts of Katyusha rockets from the Iranian-backed Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon. Hizbullah used several different Iranian and Syrian-made missiles against Israel in last summer’s Second Lebanon War; most were short and medium-range Katyushas.

According to one military source that requested anonymity, PA terrorists used Katyushas in three attacks within the past year, reaching the outskirts of Ashkelon each time. A number of strategic installations exist in the Mediterranean coastal city, making it an inviting target. Police said Friday they are preparing for the possibility that long-range rockets may be fired at Ashkelon.

Regardless of who received guns and from where, at the end, a Hamas official commented to a WorldNet Daily reporter, the weapons will eventually all be distributed among the other terrorist groups anyway, and all will ultimately be pointed at Israel.

Al Qaeda Urged Hamas to Escalate Against Israel

While the two factions continue their renewed militia war, the Hamas organization simultaneously launched an intensive attack against the Jewish State on Tuesday, aiming at communities in the western Negev. Sderot, closest to the border, has taken the brunt of the rocket fire, although other communities have been attacked, including the large coastal city of Ashkelon.

The attacks have come less than a month after a senior member of Al Qaeda called on Hamas to show a little more energy in its war against Israel. In a video that appeared on Al Qaeda’s website, Abu Yaha al Libi asked Hamas, “Where is the revenge? Where are the bombs? Where is the fire?”

The senior Al Qaeda terrorist urged Hamas to step up its attacks. “Your loyalty will be measured only through your commitment to the path of Jihad,” chided al Libi.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/122505


2,859 posted on 05/19/2007 9:59:15 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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Posted in 1998, re: Clinton Enterprise, Alamo Girl is credited, as is Free Republic.

Cold stark details, impressive, note the Pakistan Bank relation to our Savings and Loan.................:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj/browse_thread/thread/5371033db2496e9/ffdd7d868d48cb46?lnk=st&q=world%E2%80%99s+biggest+and+most+dangerous+nuclear+black+market+posted+in+1996&rnum=287#ffdd7d868d48cb46


2,860 posted on 05/19/2007 10:24:56 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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