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  • Serbia to extradite Madrid bomb suspect to Spain

    09/22/2005 5:26:10 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 567+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 Sep 2005
    BELGRADE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Serbia has signed the extradition papers of a key suspect in the Madrid train bombings and will be transferring him to Spain shortly, a government official said on Thursday. Abdelmajid Bouchar, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was detained on June 23 on a train travelling to Belgrade and held for a breach of immigration law. Serbian officials confirmed his identity in mid-August after checks with Interpol and Spanish police. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the extradition date would not be made public for security reasons. "A statement will not be issued before he arrives...
  • NY Doctor Found Guilty of Sending Funds to Iraq

    02/10/2005 3:34:51 PM PST · by TexKat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/05
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstate New York doctor was found guilty on Thursday of illegally sending millions of dollars to Iraq, in violation of U.S. sanctions, authorities said. Rafil Dhafir was convicted of 59 out of 60 charges ranging from conspiracy to money laundering to Medicare fraud after a 15-week federal trial in Syracuse, N.Y., prosecutors said. Dhafir, an oncologist, used an unregistered charity named "Help the Needy" to solicit some $4 million in contributions in the United States and then launder much of it to Iraq through bank accounts in Jordan, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said he began sending...
  • U.S. Judge Reduces 'Va. Jihad' Sentences

    07/30/2005 6:07:57 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 36 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2005 | Jerry Markon
    U.S. Judge Reduces 'Va. Jihad' Sentences New Terms Still Called 'Draconian' By Jerry Markon Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 30, 2005 A federal judge yesterday reduced the sentences of three members of a "Virginia jihad network," ordering the resentencings to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed judges more discretion on such issues. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema was pleased that she had the chance to lessen sentences she had criticized as excessive...
  • Bin Laden's No. 2 is Al Qaeda's new chief

    06/17/2011 1:35:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The LA Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ken Dilanian
    In July 2005, Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri sent a long letter to the group's lead operative in Iraq, urging him to tone down his activities. In Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi had been orchestrating suicide bombings of Shiite Muslim shrines. His followers frequently videotaped the beheading of hostages. Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor who helped organize the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and other violence, told Zarqawi he was going too far. "We are in a media battle, in a race for the hearts and minds" of Muslims, wrote Zawahiri, who was named Thursday to succeed Osama bin Laden...
  • 2005 Flashback: Condoleeza Rice Calls for Freedom and Democracy in Egypt (Moral Clarity Alert)

    01/29/2011 8:56:07 PM PST · by GVnana · 2 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 1/29/2010
    Here is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrating what real moral clarity sounds like at a speech at the American University in Cairo in June 2005. Watch:
  • Muslim cleric from Russia held at Guantanamo reports Qur'an desecration

    06/28/2005 10:22:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies · 386+ views
    MOSCOW (AP) - A Muslim cleric formerly held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Tuesday U.S. guards there regularly desecrated the Qur'an by putting it into a toilet, although he added he never witnessed it himself. Airat Vakhitov, who described himself as a former imam of a mosque in Tatarstan, a majority Muslim republic in southern Russia, is one of seven men released from Guantanamo in 2004 and returned to Russia. He and the six others were held in Russia for three months, then released a year ago. Vakhitov said at a news conference organized by the state RIA-Novosti...
  • Probation For Sergeant Who Misused Databases (Muslim Cop tips off Terrorist)

    04/24/2008 1:47:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2008 | Tom Jackman
    A Fairfax County police sergeant was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Alexandria to two years' probation for his admission that he checked police databases for someone who was the target of a federal terrorism case. [...] The three vehicles were undercover FBI vehicles, according to a letter from the FBI filed in court yesterday, and Rasool's message "likely alerted the subject of the FBI investigation which had a disruptive effect on the pending counterterrorism case." Prosecutors said the vehicles were listed with a leasing company, which an experienced officer might have known was an indicator of law enforcement vehicles....