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  • Obama Staffers Meet Arab Boy Beaten by Border Policeman, White House National Security Council

    05/11/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 5/11/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Obama administration is involving itself again in the case of an American teen beaten by an Israeli Border Policeman last summer, in a move that CNN describes as connected to Israel-US tensions. The American cable network reported that White House National Security Council staffers recently took the unusual step of meeting in the West Wing with Tariq Abu Khder, 16, who was beaten by the policeman last summer during riots in eastern Jerusalem on July 3, 2014. The riots took place during the tension that followed the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and a revenge attack in...
  • Flashback: Muslim Cleric Says ‘Merry Christmas’ Greeting ‘Worse’ Than 'Killing Someone’

    12/16/2014 1:28:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Penny Starr
    A video from 2011 is making the rounds again on social media just in time for the Christmas season. Lebanese-born cleric Abu Musaab Wajdi Akkari declares in the video posted on The Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project website that the “Merry Christmas” greeting is “worse than fornication, and drinking alcohol and killing someone.” “You cannot say Merry Christmas, not even if an alien came and he told you – you cannot even say it to him and say: ‘He’s just an alien,” Akkari says in the video, first posted on Nov. 6, 2011. "I’m never going to...
  • Romney Obama the Same? [Why support Romney on FR?]

    04/24/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 266 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 23, 2012 | channelfortruth2012
    See Judge Napolitano point out that Romney is another Obama. Comparing side by side the words and political stances of Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama "Includes topics like universal health care, gun rights, energy, NDAA, the Patriot Act, Iran, sanctions, economic stimulus. bank and auto bailouts, civil rights, TARP, the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, campaign donations, and more. Thanks for watching & please share! Compiled with videos from news, interviews, rally footage, and more, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAIR USE ACT."
  • Muslim hate preacher Abu Hamza allowed to keep British passport

    11/06/2010 9:52:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Nov 2010
    The radical cleric argued that such a move would render him "stateless" as he had already been stripped of his Egyptian citizenship. In his ruling, Mr Justice Mitting said: "We are satisfied on balance of probabilities that if a deprivation order were to be made, the appellant (Hamza) would be made stateless. Hamza, 52, was jailed for seven years in February 2006 for inciting murder and race hate. He is in Belmarsh Prison as he challenges attempts to extradite him to the US on terror charges. That case was delayed by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in...
  • Abu commander killed

    09/06/2010 5:45:35 AM PDT · by csvset
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | September 06, 2010 | Dona Pazzibugan, Julie Alipala
    Special Action Force raids bandits’ Sulu lair By Dona Pazzibugan, Julie Alipala Philippine Daily Inquirer Posted date: September 06, 2010 MANILA, Philippines—Bouncing back from the humiliation it suffered in the hands of a lone hostage-taker in Manila, the Philippine National Police killed an Abu Sayyaf commander and two of his men in an assault on the bandits’ hideout in Sulu at the weekend. Concerned about possible retaliatory attacks by the bandit group, PNP Director General Jesus Verzosa Sunday immediately placed all police units in Mindanao on full alert. Police identified the bandit commander killed in a 15-minute gunbattle at midnight...
  • Serial Stabber Suspect Named, Nabbed in Airport Trying to Flee to Israel

    08/12/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 33 replies ^ | 08/12/2010 | LEE FERRAN, COURTNEY CHAPMAN and JOHN WETENHALL
    Feds: Elias Abuelazam Arrested in Connection to 20 Vicious Stabbing Attacks. Michigan resident Elias Abuelazam was identified today as the suspect in a series 20 vicious stabbings that included five deaths in three states, federal officials told ABC News. Abuelazam, 33, was apprehended Wednesday night at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport as he was about to board a plane for Israel, officials said. He was tracked to the airport after investigators dashed to track down a new lead that originated in Michigan. Abuelazam has not been charged in the attacks and was taken into custody on unrelated charges, investigators said.
  • Obama meets with Abu Dhabi crown prince

    09/10/2009 10:00:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 506+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/10/09 | afp
    President Barack Obama has met at the White House with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, the White House said. The two "discussed ways to deepen the strong political, security and economic relationship" between the United States and the UAE, as well as ways to "bolster regional security, and advance Israeli-Arab peace efforts," the White House said in a statement on Thursday.
  • Airmen stay cool by cutting up uniforms

    11/12/2007 4:29:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 547+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 12, 2007 | Scott Schonauer
    BAGHDAD — Most airmen like the Air Force’s new camouflage uniforms. They say they’re more comfortable and easier to maintain, and they dig the digital tiger print. Except there is one thing that gets them hot under the collar: The uniforms can be sweltering in warm weather. The Airman Battle Uniform, or ABU, is more rugged than the old uniforms, partly because the fabric is thicker. But in locations such as Iraq and Kuwait, where temperatures often reach the triple-digits in summer and remain in the low 80s in November, the last thing somebody wants is thicker clothing. “Whoever designed...
  • Abu Hamza Bullied In Prison, Says Wife

    07/28/2007 7:41:22 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (UK ^ | 7-29-2007 | Ben Leapman
    Abu Hamza bullied in prison, says wife Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:43am BST 29/07/2007 The wife of Abu Hamza, the jailed Muslim cleric, has complained about her husband's treatment in a high-security London prison. Abu Hamza's left arm has undergone further amputation Hamza, 49, dubbed the "preacher of hate", is serving seven years for inciting the murder of non-Muslims. In a letter to a London-based Islamic organisation, Nagat Mostafa, 46, said her husband claimed to be the victim of racist bullying and Islamophobia in Belmarsh jail. Her letter to al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies was...

    04/20/2007 8:55:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,134+ views
    AKI ^ | Apr-21-2007
    The al-Qaeda-linked Muslim Abu Sayyaf rebels have decapitated seven hostages and sent their heads to the army in Jolo, in the southern Philippines archipelago of Sulu, the local press said on Friday quoting the military. The severed heads of six road project workers and one factory worker were delivered to two army outposts in Parang town on Jolo island, 1,000 kilometres south of Manila, Thursday. The victims, all Christians, were working on a government road construction project in the city of Parang, Jolo, when they were abducted Tuesday by rebels led by commander Albader Parad. The Philiippine army said on...
  • Hamza 'Paid £220,000 For House While On Legal Aid'

    10/11/2006 6:30:27 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 532+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-12-2006 | Ducan Gardham
    Hamza 'paid £220,000 for house while on legal aid' By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 12/10/2006) Abu Hamza, the radical cleric, bought a house for £220,000 in cash and let it out while receiving legal aid, it was claimed yesterday. An investigation by the Legal Services Commission has led to a freeze on the sale of the four-bedroom property in Greenford, west London. Abu Hamza and the property in Greenford, west London Hamza has been claiming legal aid for his fight against allegations of incitement to murder, for which he received a seven-year jail sentence this year. The bill is thought to...
  • Coalition forces capture Abu al-Masri aide; Iraqi police ordered to retrain

    10/05/2006 4:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 625+ views
    BAGHDAD — Coalition forces captured and detained the driver of Abu al-Masri, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, during a raid Sept. 28 in here. In other developments, the Ministry of Interior issued a no-notice recall of an Iraqi police brigade, which will be pulled out of service and given corrective retraining. “Based on information from a recently detained al-Qaida in Iraq member, coalition forces on September 28th detained a former driver and personal assistant of Abu al-Masri along with 31 others during a series of raids that were conducted in the Baghdad area specifically targeting al-Qaida in Iraq targets,”...

    06/08/2006 11:20:02 AM PDT · by BellStar · 15 replies · 828+ views
    UTUBE ^ | 8 June 2006 | TheRightBroth
    The band known as "The Right Brothers" sing how President George W. Bush is right on all of the decisions that he has made. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq WAS DEAD WRONG!
  • Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim Unmasked

    03/23/2006 8:14:51 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 74 replies · 2,941+ views
    E&P ^ | 03/23/2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday. As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news...
  • Spinning Operation Swarmer

    03/20/2006 2:44:05 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,124+ views ^ | March 20, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    And as far as the U.S. effort is concerned, it seems there is almost nothing the White House, the Pentagon, or for that matter any American rifleman on the ground can do that is good enough to garner so much as a one-line "attaboy" from many of our country’s largest newspapers and television news networks. Let’s look at last Thursday, March 16, the day the Iraqi National Assembly opened in Baghdad and a high-profile "air assault" northeast of Samarra, as an example:
  • N.Y. Times' Iraq Detainee Story Challenged (Hooded Guy)

    03/14/2006 11:04:18 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 29 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/14/06 | Staff
    Tue Mar 14, 9:22 AM ET NEW YORK - The New York Times is investigating questions raised about the identity of a man who said in a Page 1 profile that he is the Abu Ghraib prisoner whose hooded image became an icon of abuse by American captors. The online magazine challenged the man's identity, based on an examination of 280 Abu Ghraib pictures it has been studying for weeks and on an interview with an official of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command. The official says the man the Times profiled Saturday, Ali Shalal Qaissi, is not the detainee...
  • Responsible or irresponsible reporting?

    03/13/2006 2:50:17 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 11 replies · 820+ views ^ | March 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    The story did not simply specify that there were unprotected areas of the body perceptively protected by existing body armor, but it highlighted those areas in both content and a color graphic, which illustrated in red exactly where bullets and shrapnel had previously struck and killed Marines. Certainly, any terrorist training camp where the bad guys are learning how best to kill American soldiers could make use of such a graphic.
  • Salon milks Abu Ghraib for Subscribers

    03/08/2006 11:34:57 AM PST · by The Liberal Whisperer · 13 replies · 206+ views
    Salon | March 7, 2006 | Salon
    An e-mail from Salon; Dear former Salon Premium member, Three weeks ago, Salon released 18 photos from Abu Ghraib prison that had never been publicly available, along with documentation of the Army's own investigation into the disturbing images. Reaction was swift and strong; some accused us of undermining American interests, while others took us to task for not publishing every image in our possession. Most feedback praised our decision to highlight a scandal that's been largely underreported by the mainstream media. We're planning to release hundreds more photos taken inside Abu Ghraib. Using information found in a U.S. Army Criminal...
  • More Abu Ghraib Images Could Harm Troops, Official Says

    02/15/2006 5:03:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 709+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2006 – Publicizing more images depicting alleged abuse of detainees at Iraqi's Abu Ghraib prison could bring harm to U.S. servicemembers, a senior Defense Department official said here today. The release of more Abu Ghraib images "could only further inflame and possibly incite unnecessary violence in the world and would endanger our military men and women that are serving in places around the world," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. "The abuses at Abu Ghraib have been fully investigated," Whitman said. "As you know, it's been the policy of this department - it has been and...
  • Britain 'Could Be Harbouring 20 More Abu Hamzas'

    02/14/2006 5:42:59 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2006 | Philip Johnston - George Jones
    Britain 'could be harbouring 20 more Abu Hamzas' By Philip Johnston and George Jones (Filed: 15/02/2006) Britain could be harbouring 20 more foreign radical imams like Abu Hamza, the Government's anti-terrorism watchdog said yesterday. Lord Carlile QC, who carried out an official review of counter-terrorism laws, said radicals such as Hamza had been able to operate because not enough had been done to check the credentials of people arriving from abroad. Hamza was jailed for seven years last week for inciting murder and preaching hatred. Lord Carlile, a Liberal Democrat peer, said he feared that other extremists were continuing to...
  • Cheney Accused on Prisoner Abuse (BARF ALERT ALPHA!!)

    11/29/2005 5:32:50 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 15 replies · 655+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/29/05 | BBC
    Col Wilkerson has been critical of Mr Cheney in the past A top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell has launched a stinging attack on US Vice-President Dick Cheney over abuse of prisoners by US troops. Col Lawrence Wilkerson accused Mr Cheney of ignoring a decision by President Bush on the treatment of prisoners in the war on terror. Asked by the BBC's Today if Mr Cheney could be accused of war crimes, he said: "It's an interesting question." "Certainly it is a domestic crime to advocate terror," he added. "And I would suspect, for whatever it's worth,...
  • Debate on al Qaida's losses in Iraq

    09/30/2005 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 13 replies · 1,143+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 29, 2005 | Walid Phares
    An interesting Newsweek story this week – that references CT Blog among its sources – claims scoring a point against what it paints as a “questionable” Bush administration portrayal of Abu Azzam. In short, the authors of the article, Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball claim the Administration’s leaders aggrandized the real importance of the killed al Qaida commander basing their conclusion on a number of non-identified U.S. counter-terrorism officials and a report posted by our colleague Evan Kohlman on the blog. The “charge” by Newsweek is about the hierarchy of the man. Was he or was he not the “number...
  • Hundreds of Muslim rebels abandon two camps amid army offensive against Abu Sayyaf

    07/24/2005 8:24:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 902+ views ^ | 07/24 | ap
    MANILA (AP) - About 500 Muslim rebels have withdrawn from two Mindanao strongholds to let government forces launch an offensive against another Muslim group -- the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf, a rebel spokesman said Sunday. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas, nearly 300 of whom were armed, withdrew from Talayan and Guindolongan Thursday to allow the jungle offensive to go ahead and avoid accidental clashes with government troops, rebel spokesman Eid Kabalu said. The guerrillas plan to return to their camps Monday unless the military asks for an extension, Kabalu said.
  • No to 'disengagement'

    07/24/2005 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Salem · 7 replies · 477+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 22 July, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    By Joseph Farah © 2005 Sometimes, you just have to realize when to say no to a bad idea. That's what Israel and the United States need to realize about the plan to force thousands of Jews from their homes and businesses in the Gaza Strip next month. As many as 100,000 Israelis have walked away from their families and jobs in the last few days to march to the Jewish community of Gush Katif in an attempt to save it from Israeli bulldozers. The confrontation threatens to turn Israel upside down and draw the country into a civil war. And...
  • War is Peace

    07/11/2005 3:06:28 PM PDT · by WJHII · 3 replies · 807+ views
    The Houston Home Journal (Perry, GA) ^ | 7/13/2005 | William John Hagan
    War is Peace By William John Hagan (Houston Home Journal, Perry, GA) New York, Washington, London and Madrid have all become victims of terrorism as a direct result of state sponsored terrorism. Prior to September 11th, 2001, several Islamic nations virtually declared war on the Western Alliance of the United States, Britain, and Israel by funding Al-Qaeda. Starting in 1988, Iran funded Ayman al Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda's number two in command. Iraq was also a direct and indirect supporter of Al-Qaeda. Prior to, during and after my career in Yugoslavia during the Croatian-Serbian War, I kept a close eye on the...
  • Virginia Man Charged With Conspiring to Assassinate President Bush

    02/22/2005 7:38:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 359 replies · 12,533+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | Feb 22, 2005 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    Virginia man charged in alleged plot to assassinate Bush By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former high school valedictorian in Virginia was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and conspiracy to support the al-Qaida terrorist network. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He claimed that he was tortured while detained in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003 and offered through his lawyer to show the judge his scars. The indictment said that in 2002 and 2003 Abu Ali and an unidentified coconspirator...
  • Terrorist Held for COnspiring to Assassinate President Bush

    02/22/2005 9:56:45 AM PST · by Tactical · 4 replies · 607+ views
    AP/Drudge Headline ^ | 2-22-05 | Mathew Barakat
    Feb 22, 10:51 AM (ET) By MATTHEW BARAKAT ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former Virginia high school valedictorian who had been detained in Saudi Arabia as a suspected terrorist was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and with supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court but did not enter a plea. He claimed that he was tortured while detained in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003 and offered through his lawyer to show the judge his scars. The federal indictment said that in...
  • Pipes criticises Middle East leaders

    02/13/2005 10:16:13 AM PST · by Salem · 20 replies · 697+ views ^ | 13 February, 2005 | Prof. Daniel Pipes
    Pipes criticises Middle East leadersLateline - Australian Broadcasting Corporation February 9, 2005 TONY JONES: Joining us now is Dr Daniel Pipes, the Director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum. 18 months ago, President Bush appointed him to the board of the US Institute for Peace. Dr Pipes was a scathing critic of Yasser Arafat, and he recently claimed that the new Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, is potentially a far more formidable enemy and remains intent on eliminating Israel. Daniel Pipes, thanks for joining us.DANIEL PIPES (DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST FORUM): Thank you, Tony.TONY JONES: It's time, isn't it, to put aside...
  • The Real Atrocities of Abu Ghraib

    01/14/2005 9:49:29 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 21 replies · 884+ views
    The Rant ^ | January 14, 2005 | Frank Salvato
    “He laughed. He was whistling. He was singing.” This was the testimony of Amin al-Sheikh in the Court’s Martial hearings against Army Spc. Charles Graner. Graner is charged with being the ringleader of a band of rogue American soldiers who forced Middle Eastern terrorists to commit humiliating acts in an effort to extract information regarding terrorist activity. Al-Sheikh is a Syrian terrorist who was captured while committing acts of terror against the Iraqi people and acts of aggression against the allies in Iraq. He is currently being detained at the Abu Ghraib prison, a facility that, until the liberation of...
  • Listen to the Iraqis

    01/08/2005 3:22:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 723+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 8, 2005 | Michael Rubin Baghdad, Iraq — Half past ten in the morning on Monday, January 3, an Iraqi National Guard unit, escorted by a dozen uniformed U.S. military, pulled up to Abdul Karim Muhammadawi's headquarters in the Hay al-Jamiah section of Baghdad. Muhammadawi, known to the Iraqis as Abu Hatem, is renowned among Iraqi Shia as "the Robin Hood of the marshes." Hailing from al-Amarah, during Saddam's rule, he led a persistent Shia resistance which harried local Baathist commanders and protected political opposition. A member of the now-defunct governing council, he has since joined the Iraqi National Alliance (al-Ittilaf al-Watani al-Iraqi), the...
  • Saudi Subcontractors

    12/20/2004 7:32:31 AM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 277+ views ^ | Monday, December 20, 2004 | wapo
    THE FACTS surrounding Ahmed Abu Ali's detention and possible torture in Saudi Arabia remain shrouded in diplomatic and law enforcement secrecy. Caution, therefore, is certainly in order in assessing the U.S. government's role in the arrest a year and a half ago of this American citizen and in his detention without charge or access to counsel ever since. But as U.S. District Judge John D. Bates put it last week in a compelling opinion on the case, Mr. Abu Ali's lawyers "have not only alleged, but have presented some unrebutted evidence, that [his] detention is at the behest and ongoing...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Zarqawi Releases Video of Suicide Bombing Attack on British Troops South of Baghdad

    11/07/2004 9:28:10 AM PST · by anonpenetfi · 22 replies · 5,236+ views ^ | 11/7/04 | (11/7/04): Al-Qaida's Committee in Mesopotamia (led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has released video footage of a November 4 suicide car bombing attack on a patrol manned by the Scottish Black Watch, one of the British military units currently deployed in central Iraq. The soldiers were manning a vehicle checkpoint on a road east of the Euphrates River when the bomber detonated his vehicle; the attack was followed shortly thereafter by insurgent mortar attacks on the same position. Three members of the Black Watch and an Iraqi translator (who had postponed his own wedding in order to serve...
  • Iraqi Terror Group Boast Kerry Criticisms of Bush "Increased the Joy in Our Heart"

    10/20/2004 8:48:56 PM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 26 replies · 1,306+ views ^ | 10/21/04 | 10/21/04 "Those of us from the Ansar Al-Sunnah Army celebrate and congratulate the Muslims and all of our mujahideen brothers in the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement on the occasion of their inclusion on the list of terrorists... Praise be to Allah, it increased the joy in our hearts that John Kerry, the presidential candidate, has criticized the Bush government for taking so long in making this declaration. The one who may become the president of America is already struck with terror by our brothers from the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement. The repeated attacks that have targeted the evil Bush are now...
  • Philipino Marines Pound abu sayaf terrorists

    09/29/2004 3:01:06 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 2 replies · 666+ views
    Straits Times ^ | Sept 29, 2004 | AP
    HUNTED Philippine forces pound Abu Sayaf position MANILA - US-backed forces have launched a major assault to capture or kill an Abu Sayyaf leader wanted by Washington, sparking clashes that killed a Philippine marine and left an undetermined number of rebels dead, officials said yesterday. Caught: Captured Abu Sayyaf spritual adviser Abraham Jumdaini was paraded yesterday at the Philippine military headquarters in Zamboanga city. -- AFP The assaults, which began on Friday in the mountain jungles of Patikul on southern Jolo island, were aimed at neutralising Radulan Sahiron and a number of Abu Sayyaf commanders who reportedly had planned to...
  • Abu Hamza Trial In Us 'Relies On Torture Witness'

    07/23/2004 7:04:10 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 259+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-24-2004 | Catriona Davies
    Abu Hamza trial in US 'relies on torture witness' By Catriona Davies (Filed: 24/07/2004) Abu Hamza could not receive a fair trial in the United States because it would rely on evidence that had been obtained under torture, his lawyers argued yesterday. America is seeking to extradite Hamza, the militant Muslim cleric, who it claims is part of a "global conspiracy to wage jihad" and who advocated "hatred and violence" against America. Abu Hamza: unwell He has been kept at Belmarsh Prison, south-east London, since his arrest in May. Hamza left yesterday's hearing, at a magistrates' court attached to the...
  • Rumsfeld Gave Go-Ahead For Abu Ghraib Tactics, Says General In Charge

    07/03/2004 5:20:11 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 942+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2004 | Julian Coman
    Rumsfeld gave go-ahead for Abu Ghraib tactics, says general in charge By Julian Coman in Washington (Filed: 04/07/2004) The former head of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has for the first time accused the American Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, of directly authorising Guantanamo Bay-style interrogation tactics. Brig-Gen Janis Karpinski, who commanded the 800th Military Police Brigade, which is at the centre of the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, said that documents yet to be released by the Pentagon would show that Mr Rumsfeld personally approved the introduction of harsher conditions of detention in Iraq. In an interview with The...
  • Remains Of Oldest Inhabitant Of Abu Dhabi Found

    06/30/2004 4:49:48 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 227+ views
    Remains of oldest inhabitant of Abu Dhabi found (By a staff reporter) 30 June 2004 ABU DHABI - Remains of the earliest-known inhabitant of Abu Dhabi have been found on the western island of Marawah by the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, ADIAS, as part of their spring excavation season, it was announced on Tuesday. Marawah is part of the Marawah Marine Protected Area, MPA, which is managed by Abu Dhabi's Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA). The excavations were carried out at the site of a 7,000 year old village which has the best-preserved and most-sophisticated stone buildings...
  • Patriotism and the Abu Ghraib paintings

    06/06/2004 8:29:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 166+ views ^ | 6/7/04 | Addison Ross
    A couple of weeks ago San Francisco Capobianco Gallery owner Lori Haigh was beaten up because she displayed paintings by Berkeley artist Guy Colwell of US troops torturing Iraqis. Haigh's voicemail was also filled with profanity-laced threats and hateful diatribes Haigh claimed her right to free speech had been violated. It goes without saying that she is absolutely right. On the other hand, as a liberal Haigh should at least be sufficiently consistent ask the simple question: Why would anyone do that? Well, the answer is just as simple. Colwell deliberately painted American troops as a bunch of sadistic Nazis....
  • Moslem cleric in England says killing non-Moslems is OK

    05/29/2004 1:32:24 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 111 replies · 419+ views
    IRN NEWS ^ | 5-27-04 | John Russell
    Moslem cleric in England says killing non-Moslems is OK By: John Russell | Source: IRN NEWS May 27, 2004 5:29PM EST -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A leading Muslim teacher in the United Kingdom is telling his followers that the killing of non-Moslems is in accordance with Islamic teachings. Shiek Abu Hamsa of the notorious Finsbury Park Mosque in London has been videotaped telling his congregation that, “If a Kafir (that is a non-Moslem)is walking by you and you catch him he’s booty (that is a slave), you can sell him in the market. Most of them are spies. And even if they don’t...
  • Abu Hamza: Akshardham attacker in Scotland Yard's net

    05/28/2004 6:45:41 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 15 replies · 239+ views
    Times of India ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2004 10:15:12 PM | TIMES NEWS NETWORK
    AHMEDABAD: The main conspirator of the terrorist attack on Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Abu Hamza, was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by the Scotland Yard in London on Thursday. The radical Muslim cleric — Abu Hamza al-Mazri — was nabbed on charges of aiding terrorists by plotting to set up an al-Qaeda training camp in the US and also for supporting a hostage-situation that had taken place in Yemen in 1998. Four persons were killed in the hostage drama. Abu Hamza was arrested by the London police at Washington's request and the US is seeking his extradition. Hamza is named...
  • Cleric Abu Hamza Arrested by U.K. Police, Sky News Reports

    05/27/2004 12:11:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Bloomberg, Sky News ^ | 27MAY04 | Bloomberg, Sky News
    <p>May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Police in the U.K. arrested Abu Hamza al-Masri, a Muslim cleric, who has had his U.K. citizenship removed, Sky News reported.</p> <p>A police statement said a 47-year-old man was arrested during a raid at his home at about 3 a.m. London time. The arrest came after a request from the U.S. government for Abu Hamza's extradition, Sky said, citing the police statement. The man is being held in custody and will appear in a London court today, the Sky report said.</p>
  • Appropriate Compensation?

    05/26/2004 1:29:32 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 14 replies · 233+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 26 May 2004 | Dan Sargis
    Appropriate Compensation?by Daniel Sargis26 May 2004Donald Rumsfeld wants to provide "appropriate compensation" to Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, even while the State Department prevents American POW's from pursuing remuneration from the Japanese government for abuses during World War II.   Worried over his lowest approval ratings ever, President Bush asked Republicans to "keep the faith."  And...worried about the international media orgy over the Abu Ghraib fiasco, Donald Rumsfeld offered his “deepest apology” to “those Iraqis who were mistreated by members of U.S. armed forces.”  Rumsfeld also added that he (courtesy of the American taxpayer) wants to “provide appropriate compensation...
  • US general overseeing prisons says she was 'set up,' suspended

    05/25/2004 9:21:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies · 299+ views
    Los Angeles Times via Boston Globe ^ | 25MAY04 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON -- About two months after the Red Cross warned US commanders of widespread prisoner abuses, the commanding general at the Abu Ghraib prison assured the Red Cross in a confidential letter that Iraqi detainees were being given the best treatment possible and that even more ''improvements are continually being made."
  • Breaking: Bush to Propose Demolishing Iraqi Prison

    05/24/2004 4:03:59 PM PDT · by skirk1984 · 34 replies · 226+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/04 | Fox News
    Breaking Banner at Fox News Site: Bush to Propose Demolishing Iraqi Prison.
  • Washington Post: Hussein-Era Videos Released to Contrast Prison Scandal

    05/21/2004 2:17:54 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 11 replies · 176+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2004 | Peter Slevin
    Video images of brutal treatment of prisoners by Saddam Hussein's government resurfaced this week as part of an effort by some members of the Bush administration and Congress to remind viewers in Iraq and the United States of the previous horrors.
  • Reaction and Counter-Reaction to the Abu Ghureib Abuses in the Arab Media

    05/19/2004 7:39:14 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 2 replies · 79+ views
    The revelations about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers at the Abu Ghureib prison in Iraq aroused many reactions in the Arab media. For the most part, the response was one of harsh condemnation, accusations of hypocrisy directed at the coalition countries, and equating the Abu Ghureib abuse with Nazi atrocities. Following these reactions, however, were several counter-reactions in the Arab press, that included criticism of the Arab media's double standard – i.e., exhaustive coverage of the misdeeds of American soldiers yet complete silence on the spread of the phenomenon of torture in prisons throughout the Arab world....
  • SFTT Role in Uncovering Abu Ghraib Abuses

    05/13/2004 6:49:37 PM PDT · by treeclimber · 7 replies · 192+ views ^ | 05-12-2004
    The past few weeks we were all very astounded and disgusted by the pictures and tales of abuse coming out of Iraq with regard to our U.S. forces and the treatment of Iraqi prisoners. On Friday, May 7th, the Secretary of Defense and Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were hauled before two congressional committees to answer questions of accountability in this sordid scandal. On Tuesday, May 11th, General Antonio Taguba was testifying before congress regarding his report – the “15-6 Report” – and his findings. Now for the real bombshell; SFTT's website provided the conduit for the key...
  • Whine And Cheese Warriors

    05/11/2004 5:35:25 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 2 replies · 98+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 10 May 2004 | Dan Sargis
    Whine And Cheese Warriorsby Daniel Sargis10 May 2004Where’s the outrage over the terrorists hiding behind women and children during their roadside ambushes?   Thank God that Pearl Harbor was not an isolated declaration of war against the U.S.  At 7:53 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the first wave of Japanese assault planes attacked Hawaii.  On that same day, the Japanese simultaneously attacked the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai, and Midway.  By the time they rested their pampered little heads on soft down pillows that night...even liberals understood that America was at war.  Will it take a few...
  • Human Rights Watch Report 2002 (Abu Ghraib under Saddam)

    05/11/2004 3:20:50 AM PDT · by Qwinn · 6 replies · 188+ views
    "The authorities also executed numerous inmates at Abu Ghraib, al-Makasib, and other prisons, including long term untried political detainees and convicted prisoners. Some were apparently tortured first. Relatives reported that the body of 'Abd al-Wahed al-Rifa'i, hanged in March after two years in detention without trial, bore marks of torture when they collected it on March 26 from the General Security Directorate in Baghdad. Thirteen Abu Ghraib detainees, including students, were executed in August, and twenty-one prisoners convicted by special courts of killing several security agents were executed in October, including Falah Ahmad Hussain, Muhsin Yassin Kadhim, and Baqer Jassim...