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  • REPORT: Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein to Death – Captured & Executed by ISIS

    06/23/2014 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 22 June 14 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Rauf Rashid and Saddam Hussein Several Arab News websites are reporting the news. Al-Mesyroon reported (translated) There were reports of the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who sentenced Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to death, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government. The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site “Facebook” to “revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein,” he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after...
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS NEWS.com ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...
  • Twenty Years after the WTC Bombing

    02/26/2013 11:46:08 AM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Today is the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing. It also marks three weeks since the attempted murder of Lars Hedegaard, the intrepid Danish champion of free speech. These events are not unrelated. Back in 1993, there was a tireless effort to limn the WTC bombers as wanton killers. They were, we were to understand, bereft of any coherent belief system, unrepresentative of any mainstream construction of Islam. In reality, though, they were devout Muslim operatives who belonged to a jihadist cell formed in the New York area by Omar Abdel Rahman — whose notoriety as the shadowy...
  • Why terrorists love the blind sheikh

    01/21/2013 11:26:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew McCarthy: Don't think Obama will release him? Not so fast! An ugly and confusing terrorist attack at an Algerian gas facility is getting even more troubling as the Islamic radicals now demand the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and another prominent terrorist in exchange for the remaining American hostages. Abdel Rahman is the blind sheikh now serving a life sentence for masterminding the 1993 attack against the World Trade Center. Terrorists are also demanding the release of Aafia Saddiqui, who is imprisoned on her conviction for attempted murder. And the captors in Algeria are not the only ones...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Will Obama Free the Blind Sheik? (Former AG Mukasey: Impeach and remove Obama if he does)

    09/25/2012 7:12:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Michael B. Mukasey
    Are senior Obama administration officials considering transferring to Egypt a poisonously influential Islamist cleric serving a life term in federal prison for trying to unleash a war of urban terrorism in the United States? That's the impression several officials have given over the past three months, apparently out of fear that if the cleric dies in U.S. custody, American outposts in the Middle East could be overrun by vengeful mobs. Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is one of the world's leading theologians of terrorism. Abdel Rahman, who has diabetes and is in his mid-70s, is confined at the...
  • Egypt: Protesters outside US Embassy demand release of Islamist leader (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    05/20/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Masry Al Youm ^ | 5/19/2011 | Unattributed
    Dozens protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, calling for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamist group Jama'a al-Islamiya, who is detained in the US on allegations of inciting terrorism. Abdel Rahman's son Abdullah said his father's release is first a human request and second a popular one. he also added that the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar called on US President Barack Obama to release Rahman.
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
  • How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

    09/03/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Every conspiracy against Islam and scheming against Islam and the Muslims — its source is America.” “Jihad is Jihad. There is no such thing as commerce, industry, and science in jihad. This is calling things other than by its [sic] own name. If Allah says, ‘Do jihad,’ it means do jihad with the sword, with the cannon, with the grenades, and with the missile. This is Jihad. Jihad against Allah’s enemies for Allah’s cause and his word.” “Why do we fear the word ‘terrorist’? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. . ....
  • Indictment expected for California man in al-Qaida videos (Gadahn-Pearlman)

    09/07/2006 5:54:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies · 676+ views
    NY Daily News via Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 9/7/06 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - An American who has made al-Qaida propaganda videos is charged with aiding terrorists in a secret federal indictment expected to be unsealed soon, the New York Daily News has learned. Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old Californian who now calls himself Azzam al-Amriki, has appeared in four al-Qaida videos. In two of the videos, released since the July 7 anniversary of last year's bombings of London's transit system, he appears with his face uncovered. The federal indictment is expected unsealed in Los Angeles in the next few days, three sources said. It will likely charge Gadahn with giving material...
  • An American Married to Al Qaeda : Woman Says Her Husband Helped Set Up Sleeper Al Qaeda Cell

    12/23/2004 12:46:26 PM PST · by JeffAtlanta · 54 replies · 2,233+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 23, 2004 | BRIAN ROSS and DAVID SCOTT
    NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2004 — A California woman reveals to ABC News that she unknowingly married a Muslim extremist who helped set up what authorities say was one of the first al Qaeda sleeper cells out of their Orange County apartment complex. Saraah Olson says she watched as her then-husband, Hisham Diab, and his group transformed local teen Adam Gadahn into an America-hating fanatic who she says is the masked man who promised in an al Qaeda video message released in Pakistan late October that the "streets of America will run red with blood." Olson said she repeatedly tried...
  • Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik

    04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 21, 2011
    CAIRO – Hundreds...have staged a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to demand the release of an Egyptian cleric imprisoned in the United States for plots to blow up New York City landmarks. Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prison after a 1995 conviction for his advisory role in conspiracies to blow up the United Nations and several New York bridges and tunnels. ....Thursday, protesters near the heavily fortified embassy held banners reading "freedom for our sheik" and chanted slogans and held prayers. The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who...
  • In a Time of War, the Left Is on Trial: 'This is no longer a loyal opposition.'

    01/10/2005 2:47:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,085+ views
    LOS ANGELES TIMES.COM ^ | JANUARY 10, 2005 | DAVID HOROWITZ
    Attorney Lynne F. Stewart is a progressive icon. A protege of Ramsey Clark and the late William Kunstler and a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights, Stewart embodies the committed professionalism of the radical "legal left." Under this code, attorneys select clients whom they regard as the put-upon victims of an oppressive system or the persecuted champions of a just cause. Stewart represented Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric convicted in 1995 of masterminding the first World Trade Center bombing. She is now on trial as a terrorist herself for aiding and abetting...
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Islamist Leader: Egypt Revolution Achieved the Impossible (93 WTC Bomb Leader)

    04/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Al Masry Al Young Youm English Edition ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Mounir Adib
    Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.” His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint." He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone. He also said that his father was...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Little-known Egyptian is key al-Qaida figure

    10/15/2009 7:48:32 PM PDT · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Young Gun Conservative ^ | Rudolph Carrera
    It is imperative that anyone wanting to be up on the War On Terror should go out of his way to learn as much about the players involved as possible. The AP/Yahoo! reports on an Egyptian character called Mustafa Abu al-Yazid who has been named as a contact of suspected Denver-based Muslim Najibullah Zazi.
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Which Islam Will Prevail in America?

    08/21/2010 9:33:24 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    The real battle for religious freedom lurks beneath the Ground Zero mosque controversy. It is sadly ironic that our public debate presents the mosque proponents as the partisans of liberty: That includes everyone from imam Feisal Rauf, the project’s sharia-touting sponsor, to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, and the rest of the Islamist-smitten Left, to the GOP’s own anti-anti-terrorist wing. Yet, wittingly or not, when they champion this mosque and its sponsors, it is the agenda of an alien and authoritarian Islam that they champion — an Islam against which many American Muslims chafe. When it comes to liberty, no one...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)

    11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies · 3,392+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/17/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case that originated in Minnesota to begin serving her prison sentence. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan today also upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction, which was based in part on illegally aiding her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, during a visit with him at the federal prison in Rochester, Minn., in May 2000. She was convicted of smuggling messages between Abdel-Rahman and a terrorist group. Stewart was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison.
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • ANTI-TERROR OOPS

    06/23/2008 6:46:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies · 307+ views
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/08 | SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    SPEAKING without a text in front of him, Barack Obama betrays a troubling lack of knowledge on important issues - such as the law and terrorism. In his ABC interview last Monday, for example, Obama attacked the Bush approach on fighting terror. He claimed that, in the case of "the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in US prisons, incapacitated."
  • Montreal man downed U.S. Plane, CSIS told

    08/27/2004 12:02:32 PM PDT · by Juan Medén · 17 replies · 2,191+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 8/27/04 | Stewart Bell
    Friday, August 27, 2004 A captured al-Qaeda operative has told Canadian intelligence investigators that a Montreal man who trained in Afghanistan alongside the 9/11 hijackers was responsible for the crash of an American Airlines flight in New York three years ago. Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents were told during five days of interviews with the source that Abderraouf Jdey, a Canadian citizen also known as Farouk the Tunisian, had downed the plane with explosives on Nov. 12, 2001. The source claimed Jdey had used his Canadian passport to board Flight 587 and "conducted a suicide mission" with a small bomb...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist

    12/24/2004 9:25:12 PM PST · by Susannah · 63 replies · 3,052+ views
    ABC-7news ^ | 12/24/04
    SANTA ANA — An Orange County woman said in an expose that aired last night that her ex-husband is a Muslim extremist who helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in their Anaheim apartment complex in the 1990s. Saraah Olson told ABC-TV's "Primetime Live" that her ex-husband, Hisham Diab, beat her, turned a local teenager into a terrorist fanatic, and brought other terrorists into their home. Authorities say the couple's former neighbor, Khalil Deek, is considered a major al Qaeda figure, and is believed to have run the Orange County cell -- one of the first al Qaeda sleeper...
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says

    10/21/2006 10:52:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,706+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2006 | http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/julia_preston/index.html?inline=nyt-per
    October 21, 2006 Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says By JULIA PRESTON He was known as Juror 8, for the jury box chair where he listened silently for more than six months as the convoluted evidence unfolded in the trial of Lynne F. Stewart, the radical defense lawyer accused of aiding Islamic terrorism. The jurors argued behind closed doors in Federal District Court in Manhattan for another month before they finally agreed to convict Ms. Stewart on all five charges she faced for smuggling messages out of prison from her terrorist client, Sheik Omar...
  • RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY (Church rally for Lynne Stewart)

    10/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 765+ views
    http://www.nypost.com ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | CHARLES E.F. MILLARD
    RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY By CHARLES E.F. MILLARD October 18, 2006 -- In the uproar over Monday's outrageously soft sentence for terror-aiding lawyer Lynne Stewart, Riverside Church seems to be distancing itself from the despicable rally it hosted in her support Sunday. Stewart was convicted by a jury of her peers. The uncontested facts were that she had smuggled messages from convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the blind sheik") to his followers in the Islamic world. Those messages directed his followers in the terror group Gama'a Islamiyya to end their cease-fire with the Egyptian government and begin killing Rahman's enemies. Rahman,...
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 28 Months (Lynne Stewart)

    10/16/2006 11:33:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 292 replies · 7,832+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/16/06
    NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison in federal court in Manhattan Monday. She was convicted of providing support to terrorists by helping a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. Before sentencing, her lawyer told the judge that any prison sentence for Stewart would be a death sentence because of her serious health problems. Stewart pleaded with the judge to allow her to live out the rest of her life "productively, lovingly, righteously.'' Assistant US Attorney Andrew Dember rejected defense suggestions that Stewart's conduct was judged differently after9-11. "This case...
  • Muslim leader accused of hiding ties to terrorists

    01/15/2004 1:46:37 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 14, 2004 | Amanda Garrett and John Caniglia
    Imam Fawaz Damra helped lay the groundwork for an organization that ultimately merged into al-Qaida in the late 1980s. He was an unindicted co-conspirator of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. And he passionately raised money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Jews in Israel during the 1990s. Yet Damra, spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims in Northeast Ohio, seemed to fly comfortably beneath the radar of U.S. terror investigators - until Tuesday. FBI agents swooped in on the Palestinian cleric at his Strongsville home, arresting him on a relatively minor - and...
  • PROBE OF BLIND SHEIK LED TO ATTA (Able Danger)

    08/24/2005 4:56:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies · 10,356+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/24/05 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — A Pentagon secret intelligence team identified 9/11 leader Mohamed Atta through a probe of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman — the mastermind of the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center, it was revealed yesterday. An outside contractor to the intelligence unit, code named Able Danger, has told congressional staffers Atta's name was discovered by a computer data-mining search of connections to Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric in prison for inspiring the 1993 trade center bombing and a plot to blow up New York landmarks. Contractor James D. Smith testified that a California researcher was later able to purchase...
  • SFSU Hosts a Terrorist (Cindy Sheehan with Lynne Stewart et al)

    08/13/2005 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Stultis · 27 replies · 4,959+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2 May 2005 | Lee Kaplan
    SFSU Hosts a TerroristBy Lee KaplanFrontPageMagazine.com | May 2, 2005 Lynne Stewart “Why can’t we get anyone but criminals to come here to SFSU and speak?” Robert Journey, treasurer of San Francisco State University College Republicans asked rhetorically as five members of the campus club met to attend a lecture by Lynne Stewart. The terrorist lawyer, who billed herself as a “Civil Rights Lawyer and Political Prisoner,” was recently convicted of conspiracy and for passing along fatwas (Islamic religious edicts) from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to his terrorist followers in Egypt’s Islamic Group. Rahman is the blind sheikh responsible for...
  • Convicted of Aiding Terrorist, Translator Prepares for Prison Cell, Still in Disbelief

    08/07/2005 2:38:42 AM PDT · by Antioch · 28 replies · 1,384+ views
    new york times ^ | Lynne F. Stewart
    Mohamed Yousry, an Arabic-language translator, has been practicing for life in a prison cell. He closes himself into small spaces to meditate and combs through his library for nonpolitical books he supposes his keepers will allow him to read. But he still cannot quite believe that prison is where he is going. After working for nearly a decade as a translator for Lynne F. Stewart, a New York defense lawyer, Mr. Yousry, 49, was convicted along with her on Feb. 10 in Manhattan federal court of providing material aid to terrorism and conspiring to deceive the government. Now free on...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • Lynne Stewart's Just Desserts

    02/12/2005 10:39:15 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 19 replies · 1,097+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 11, 2005 | FrontPageMagazine
    American jurisprudence and homeland security aligned yesterday, as a jury of her peers found terrorist lawyer-cum-facilitator Lynne Stewart guilty of aiding international Islamist murderers. After 13 days of deliberation, the federal jury found Stewart and her two co-defendants guilty on all counts, including providing material support to terrorism, conspiracy, and defrauding the government. The saga began in 1995, when Stewart defended and befriended “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In the ensuring years, Stewart – with the aid of co-defendants Ahmed Abdel Sattar and Mohamed Yousry – illegally passed on fatwas...
  • Activist lawyers fear 'chilling effect' from verdict (Lynne Stewart's conviction)

    02/11/2005 2:03:53 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,317+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO
    In the wake of activist lawyer Lynne Stewart's conviction yesterday, several defense attorneys said fear of prosecution could now hamper zealous defense of unpopular clients, including suspected terrorists. Others agreed with prosecutors that Stewart crossed a line that made her situation complex. Activist attorney and radio talk show personality Ron Kuby, who once represented Stewart's client Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, said the verdict will intimidate attorneys handling unpopular political clients. "It makes it that much more easier for the government to intimidate activist lawyers," Kuby said. "The threat of 20 years incarceration is a terrible deterrent against zealous advocacy."
  • NYC terror trial jurors seek judge counsel (Lynne Stewart)

    02/08/2005 6:31:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 685+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A month of deliberations in the trial of a lawyer and two others accused of helping terrorists appears to be taking its toll on jurors, leading two of them to ask to speak with the judge Tuesday. The text of what was said in the two jurors' separate meetings with U.S. District Judge John Koeltl was sealed. The proceedings were witnessed by a lawyer for the government and a lawyer for the defense teams, and raised the possibility of a mistrial. After the two jurors met with the judge, the three defendants and their lawyers gathered...
  • Manhattan Jury Begins Deliberations In Lynne Stewart Case

    01/12/2005 8:55:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 657+ views
    wnbc.com ^ | 1/12/05 | AP - NYC
    NEW YORK -- More than half a year after beginning its work, a federal jury on Wednesday started deliberating the fate of a Manhattan lawyer accused of assisting terrorists and lying to the government. After about two hours, it went home without a verdict. Attorney Lynne Stewart, 65, was charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, defrauding the government and lying to the government as she represented Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life prison sentence. Prosecutors say Stewart conspired with Arabic interpreter Mohamed Yousry and postal employee Ahmed Abdel Sattar to spread Abdel-Rahman's deadly messages to...
  • Prosecutor: Lawyer helped sheik break law (Lynne Stewart)

    12/29/2004 10:13:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,341+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/29/04 | Larry Nuemeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer and two co-defendants helped an imprisoned Egyptian sheik commit a sort of "jailbreak" by allowing him to get around prison rules and feed messages to terrorists overseas, a prosecutor told a federal jury Wednesday. In his closing argument, assistant U.S. attorney Andrew Dember asked the jury to convict the three of a conspiracy to overcome the government's effort to silence the still "powerful and influential" prisoner, Omar Abdel-Rahman. Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart and her co-defendants, Ahmed Abdel Sattar and Mohamed Yousry, testified they obeyed the law in the work they did for Abdel-Rahman....
  • Closing Arguments Set for Terror Trial

    12/29/2004 7:35:51 AM PST · by Max Combined · 3 replies · 533+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Dec 29, 2004 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK - After nearly six months of testimony, closing arguments were set to begin Wednesday in the trial of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart and her two co-defendants, all of whom were members of a legal team that represented imprisoned Egyptian Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the 1990s. The defendants, accused of helping a convicted terrorist communicate deadly messages to overseas followers, spent several weeks on the witness stand testifying in their own defense, in a risky move. The testimony is likely to figure prominently in the closing arguments and could influence the eventual verdict in the first major terrorism...
  • Tracing Militants on a Staten Island Phone [sed 's/Militants/Terrorists/g', Lynne Stewart trial]

    10/02/2004 1:21:19 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 2 replies · 437+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 2, 2004 | JULIA PRESTON
    For the last three months, the defendant who has drawn the most attention in a terror trial under way in Manhattan federal court is Lynne F. Stewart, who made a name as a defense lawyer for suspects accused of terrorism. But as the prosecutors' case has unfolded, most of the evidence about the international conspiracy they hope to prove has centered on a defendant who sits silently beside her, Ahmed Abdel Sattar. A Staten Island postal worker and a Muslim, Mr. Sattar served as a paralegal aide for Ms. Stewart in the 1995 trial of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the...
  • Prosecutors show jury prison visits between lawyer (Lynne Stewart), blind Egyptian sheik

    08/24/2004 8:42:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 362+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/04 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday presented the core of their terrorism case against a civil rights lawyer: grainy videos of her meetings with a jailed Egyptian sheik she allegedly helped to communicate with followers. A hidden camera at a federal prison in Rochester, Minn., recorded conversations of lawyer Lynne Stewart, Arabic interpreter Mohamed Yousry and Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life sentence. Prosecutors contend the videotaped conversations prove a conspiracy among the three to aid terrorists. Also charged in the case is postal worker Ahmed Abdel Sattar, who had served the sheik as a paralegal and...
  • Postal Worker's Letter Tied To Slaying of Afghan Leader

    05/12/2002 10:46:28 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 26 replies · 2,448+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/02 | Steve Fainaru and Brooke A. Masters
    NEW YORK -- Authorities believe a U.S. postal employee in custody here helped draft a letter of introduction that may have been used by two men who posed as journalists to assassinate a leading opposition figure in Afghanistan last fall, according to a U.S. official familiar with the case.Click here for full Washington Post article
  • Judge Releases Transcripts in Sept. 11 Fake IDs Case

    06/24/2003 3:47:29 PM PDT · by Jean S · 355+ views
    AP ^ | 6/24/03 | Wayne Parry
    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Secret evidence presented in a closed court session alleged that a man who sold fake IDs to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers had closer ties to terrorism than previously revealed, according to transcripts released Tuesday. In the end, authorities found no evidence to bring terrorism charges against Mohamad El-Atriss, and U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said Tuesday that El-Atriss "is not considered a threat to national security by us." In a plea bargain, El-Atriss was sentenced in March to five years' probation and fined $15,000 for selling phony documents. El-Atriss and his lawyer on Tuesday...
  • Lawyer Faces New Terror-Related Charges

    11/20/2003 1:05:14 AM PST · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 179+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2003
    ederal prosecutors filed new charges yesterday against the defense lawyer Lynne F. Stewart, who had succeeded in getting a federal judge to dismiss earlier charges that she had helped one of her clients, a convicted terrorist, pass messages from prison.The new charges accuse Ms. Stewart of conspiring to provide material support with a co-defendant, Mohammed Yousry, a translator, to the same client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who is serving a life sentence in prison after being convicted of plotting to blow up New York landmarks. Ms. Stewart and Mr. Yousry are also charged with concealing their support for the sheik.When...
  • Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination(, Ahmed Shah Massood.)

    10/27/2003 3:01:06 PM PST · by Dog · 23 replies · 416+ views
    The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA
    Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination October 28, 2003 - 9:11AM A Frenchman under investigation in Australia and France for possible terrorist activities was also suspected of links to the assassination of an Afghan leader, authorities said. Willie Virgile Brigitte, 35, is in custody in a Paris area jail where he is being held on suspicion of association with a terror group, French police and justice officials said. Investigations are under way in France and Australia into Brigitte's alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror network, French officials said today. A judicial official said that Brigitte was also suspected of running...
  • MSA Figure Seized By FBI

    05/29/2003 12:01:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 659+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Paul Barrett
    <p>In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Sami Omar al-Hussayen led fellow Muslims as they joined an emotion-charged candlelight march remembering the dead. The Saudi graduate student in computer science at the University of Idaho helped organize a blood drive for victims. He issued a press release on behalf of the Muslim Students Association, stating that the small town of Moscow's Muslims "condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious acts of terrorism against innocent citizens."</p>