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  • Revealed: New York bomb suspect's Pakistani links

    09/20/2016 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | PTI
    Investigations have revealed that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the Afghan-born naturalised United States citizen since 2011 and New York and New Jersey bombings suspect, had married a Pakistani woman and had made at least three months-long trips to both Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2014. His Pakistani-origin wife left the US just days before the attacks and authorities are now working with Pakistani and United Arab Emirates officials to get access to her, media reports said on Tuesday. US authorities are working with his wife's home country of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates in order to question the woman about what...
  • Wanted NY/NJ bomb suspect sued his local police; they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim

    09/19/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by dead · 45 replies
    The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim. Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion. The family - who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers - claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses. Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the...
  • FBI Records Show CAIR’s Terror Links Cemented From Start

    12/17/2015 5:57:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Steven Emerson
    Like a good politician, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) repeatedly proves adept at inserting itself into national debates. When presidential candidate Ben Carson said he could not support a Muslim president, CAIR gathered reporters to express outrage and call on Carson to drop out of the race. When a 14-year-old Texas boy was detained for bringing what he said was a homemade clock to school that a teacher feared might be a bomb, a CAIR official expressed outrage and sat by the boy's side during news conferences and interviews. And in the immediate aftermath of the December 2 mass...
  • Harvard librarian arrested on trip to Colorado to molest girl

    11/25/2015 10:44:43 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gilpin County deputy posed as a girl as he corresponded with a Harvard librarian seeking sex. ... Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested for investigation of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child and attempted child sexual assault, all felony charges. ... Melhem wrote a message asking the "girl" to show him "her intimate body parts via webcam." He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to the deputy believing he was a girl.
  • Mulla Krekar: Only ISIS can fulfill Muslim ‘ambitions and dreams’

    03/14/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    By RUDAW ^ | 5/2/2015
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Only the Islamic State (ISIS) can “fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” said firebrand Kurdish cleric Mulla Krekar, who was recently freed from a Norwegian jail. “The Islamic State is not something strange; it is the only element that can fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” he said in an Al Jazeera interview. The 58-year-old preacher added that all Muslims calling for resistance to the extremist Sunni ISIS “Caliphate” are “cowards,” and accused them of following orders from the United States and Shiite Iran. He called upon ISIS to appoint someone “with the courage to fight the infidels...
  • The real story of what happened to Tahera Ahmad on United last Friday

    06/04/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/4/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Yes, of course, the woman lied. The incident never happened the way she told it. Here's an eyewitness account from someone who was sitting close by. Follow A.M.H. @alimhaider What purports to be an eyewitness account of what happened on Tahera Ahmed's flight — HT @jacobinism 9:39 AM - 4 Jun 2015 47 47 Retweets 20 And here's a larger version in case you're having trouble reading it. Incredibly, United Airlines has apologized to this woman, and fired the flight attendant (at least that's what I assume 'will no longer be serving United customers' means). The Reverend Al and Tawana...
  • Ex-Rahm aide Amer Ahmad jailed by Pakistani authorities

    05/01/2014 1:29:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Pakistani authorities said Wednesday they have jailed and intend to charge Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad after taking him into custody Monday with a fake Mexican passport, a forged visa to enter their country and a large amount of cash. Ahmad was carrying about $146,000 and 126,000 euros in cash when he was stopped by authorities Monday morning at the international airport in Lahore, said Usman Anwar, the Punjab region director for the Federal Investigation Agency, the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI. "He said he that he lived in America and lied that he never had American...
  • MISSING MH370: Pilot: I established contact with plane

    03/09/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 121 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 3/9/2014 | Unattributed
    SEPANG: A BOEING 777 pilot, who was flying 30 minutes ahead of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, said he established contact with MH370 minutes after he was asked to do so by Vietnamese air traffic control. The captain, who asked to not be named, said his plane, which was bound for Narita, Japan, was far into Vietnamese airspace when he was asked to relay, using his plane's emergency frequency, to MH370 for the latter to establish its position, as the authorities could not contact the aircraft. "We managed to establish contact with MH370 just after 1.30am and asked them if...
  • Barack Obama Golfs With Alonzo Mourning During Florida Keys Vacation

    03/08/2014 1:14:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    Obama golfed with Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker and Alonzo Mourning, the White House said.President Barack Obama got out on a Florida golf course Saturday with two former professional athletes and the cousin of one of his top advisers. Obama's foursome included Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker and Alonzo Mourning, the White House said. Rashad is a sportscaster and former NFL wide receiver. Mourning is a former center for the NBA's Miami Heat who has helped raised money for Obama's campaigns. Later this month, Obama is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the House Democrats' campaign arm at Mourning's Miami home.
  • Two Algerians repatriated from Guantanamo: Pentagon

    08/29/2013 6:51:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 29, 2013
    Two Algerian prisoners at the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred back to their homeland. Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab were handed to the government of Algeria under a deal announced last month as part of efforts to eventually close the "war on terror" military prison.
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Illinois Lottery has $200 million in bookkeeping errors: state auditor

    07/01/2013 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 01, 2013 | Greg Hinz
    The Illinois Lottery has "material weaknesses" in its internal financial controls — weaknesses that led to $200 million in reporting errors, a new state audit has found. In a report that already is sparking finger-pointing and drawing the attention of key lawmakers, Illinois Auditor General William Holland concluded that the mistakes had the potential to result in incorrect financial statements being issued both by the lottery and by the state of Illinois itself.
  • FBI: Aurora teen arrested before heading to Syria to join ‘jihadist militant’ group

    04/20/2013 3:33:19 PM PDT · by EBH · 41 replies
    Sun Times Media ^ | 4/20/2013
    An 18-year-old Aurora man was arrested Friday night before he tried making his way to Syria to join a ‘jihadist militant’ group, federal authorities said. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was taken into custody without incident late Friday at O’Hare Airport by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force as he attempted to board a flight destined for Istanbul, Turkey, according to the FBI’s Chicago office. Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel G. Martin Saturday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He appeared on Saturday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tounisi,...
  • Cuyahoga County ME identifies TSA agent fatally shot at Hopkins

    12/12/2012 12:59:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    FOX19.com (WOIO) ^ | December 9, 2012; Updated December 10, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two people are dead, including a TSA Agent, after a domestic murder-suicide.  Sunday morning Cleveland Police were called to the Riveredge Parking Lot behind the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, where airline and airport employees park. Investigators say 28-year-old Ahmad Alkahder followed his estranged wife, identified as 20-year-old Kimberly Alkahder, to work at Hopkins Airport. Airport reps say he got in by piggy-backing her at the parking lot gate.  There isn't any security there, only parking lot attendants."
  • Revolt of the Spooks

    10/05/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 10-5-12 | Bill Gertz
    Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. “The Iranian strategy is two-fold: upping the...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • British terrorism suspect had US Navy plans: prosecutors

    08/06/2004 9:53:46 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 10 replies · 368+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri Aug 6, 2004 | AFP
    British citizen facing extradition to the United States on terrorism charges was found in possession of detailed military plans for a US Navy battle group in the Gulf, federal prosecutors said. AFP/File Photo An indictment unsealed in Connecticut also accused Babar Ahmad, 30, of operating two US-based web sites that solicited financial support for terrorist organizations, including the Taliban and Chechen rebels. "In order to dismantle terrorist organizations, we must attack them at their roots, so it is critical that we uncover and sever the financing stream and communication that supports the terrorists' violent intentions," said US Attorney Kevin O'Connor....
  • Militant freed from prison in wake of Arab Spring may be linked to Libya attack

    10/03/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-2-2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat. Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said. Western officials say Mr. Ahmad has petitioned the chief of Al Qaeda, to whom he has long ties, for...
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2012/fbi-seeks-assistance-in-locating-wanted-fugitive-ahmad-abousamra FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video (Jubair Ahmad)

    09/05/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/03/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist videoBy Justin Jouvenal, Published: September 3 A Woodbridge resident is facing terrorism-related charges after he allegedly produced a violent jihadist video with the help of the son of a leader of a Pakistani group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization. Jubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges that he provided material support to the militant group known as Lashkar-i-Taiba and made false statements during a terrorism investigation. **SNIP** Federal authorities allege that Ahmad created the video in...