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  • Armed man shot dead trying to enter Paris police station

    01/07/2016 4:33:40 AM PST · by csvset · 51 replies
    France24 ^ | 7 January 2016 | Wire
    A man armed with a knife was shot dead by security forces Thursday after attempting to enter a police station in northern Paris, police sources said. The shooting took place outside a police station in the Goutte-d'Or area of the French capital’s 18th arrondissement, the sources told Reuters. A witness told AFP he had heard "two or three shots" fired by police. Paris police said the man cried "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and may have been wearing a suicide belt. Pictures posted on Twitter showed the alleged assailant wearing a camouflage coat, lying on the pavement after being shot....
  • Military court upholds death sentence in 2003 ‘fragging’ case

    08/21/2015 4:37:06 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Doyle
    The nation’s highest military court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for a University of California, Davis, graduate who admitted killing two fellow U.S. soldiers at the start of the Iraq War. In a closely split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces rejected claims by Los Angeles native Hasan K. Akbar that his original defense team was ineffective. Akbar argued at trial that he was mentally ill when he killed two and wounded 14 in the March 2003 attack in Kuwait.
  • Imam Starts Chanting “Allahu Akbar” At 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at Barry University

    09/14/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    (NextStepU)At the 9-11 Ceremony this year at Barry Catholic University in Florida, Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s mosque, started chanting “Allahu Akbar.”The Shark Tank reported: Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Barry University, which is nestled in Miami Shores, Florida, hosted an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.According to Laura Loomer, a senior at the university, the service began with Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanting the ominous phrase “Allah Akbar” during his 10-15...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • Immigration splits Tea Party lawmakers

    04/21/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation has driven a wedge through the heart of the Tea Party — with some of the GOP’s staunchest advocates and fiercest opponents of reform hailing from the insurgent movement. On one side, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): A Tea Party hero who was one of the movement's early success stories, Rubio is leading efforts to sell the bill to the GOP's conservative wing. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), three other Tea Party favorites, have also been closely involved in the bipartisan negotiations.

 But others closely aligned...
  • CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody 'video-game' sorties by drone pilots

    10/21/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2012 | David Rose
    The Mail on Sunday today reveals shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan. A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen. It also describes how bereaved relatives are forced to gather their loved ones’ dismembered body parts in the aftermath of strikes. The dossier has been assembled by human rights lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who works for Pakistan’s Foundation for Fundamental Rights and the British human rights charity Reprieve. Filed in two separate court cases, it is set...
  • Caernarfon Man On Drug Charge After MI6 Parcel Arrest

    08/02/2010 12:39:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 3+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 August 2010 Last updated at 02:16 ET | N/A
    SNIPPET: "Aly Akbar Khan, 52, is due at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court in Gwynedd, charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. Mr Khan, of Caernarfon, and a 21-year-old man, were arrested on Friday after the parcels were found. The second man has been released on bail pending further inquiries." SNIPPET: "The men were arrested under Section 4 of the Explosives Act after a suspicious package was found at the MI6 building in Vauxhall on Wednesday, and a second was found at a sorting office in south London on Thursday."
  • Anti-mosque protests on the rise, say Muslim advocates

    07/21/2010 4:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | July 21, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    Public protests against three planned mosques have made news in the past week: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined others in opposing the building of a mosque a few blocks from the World Trade Center site. Hundreds demonstrated against a proposed mosque in a small town in Tennessee (pictured above). And some residents of Temecula, California, are opposing the local Muslim community's plan to build a bigger mosque, saying it could become a hotbed of radical Islam. Professor Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University's School of International Service, is not surprised by the recent...
  • Official: Lead Prosecutor Named in Fort Hood Shooting Case

    12/11/2009 7:39:22 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 620+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | N/A
    A senior military official in Washington says the lead prosecutor in the Fort Hood shooting case will be a man who secured the death penalty in a similar case four years ago. The official told The Associated Press on Friday that Col. Michael Mulligan will head the prosecution of Maj. Nidal Hasan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 Texas Army post shooting. Mulligan prosecuted a 2005 case in which Sgt....
  • Our Brain Dead Country

    11/06/2009 4:36:27 PM PST · by Ancient Drive · 89 replies · 2,809+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | David Horowitz
    A Muslim fanatic with an Internet site praising Islamic suicide bombers as defenders of their comrades is a Major in the U.S. Army with access to military intelligence and lethal weaponry. And it’s not as though the army didn’t know that he was a Muslim fanatic and supporter of the Islamic jihad against the West. He was under investigation for six months because of his anti-American, jihadist rantings. He did not want to be deployed. He wanted to be discharged. But despite his identification with America’s enemies, the army kept him in its officer corps. How in God’s name was...
  • Politically-correct double standard may have spawned mass murder at Fort Hood by Muslim soldier

    11/06/2009 12:25:59 PM PST · by walford · 45 replies · 1,731+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 6, 2009 | Hans Bader
    A Muslim soldier, Nidal Hasan, shot dead 12 soldiers and a civilian at Fort Hood yesterday, shouting the Muslim expression "Allahu Akbar." But in an absurd display of political correctness, media reports barely mentioned the religion angle, choosing instead to highlight the fact that the killer was an "army psychiatrist" or the false claim that he was a veteran with PTSD (which he wasn't: he never even served overseas). Oh, those violent psychiatrists! Now, we read that he had previously said that Muslims should rise up against the military, "repeatedly expressed sympathy for suicide bombers," and engaged in hate-speech against...
  • Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police [Islamic Serpent in Garden of Civilization]

    05/17/2009 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 739+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 17th 2009
    Filipino Militants Behead Kidnapped Farmer: Police By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 17, 2009 ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police recovered the severed head of a farm owner kidnapped by Muslim militants and authorities said Monday he was likely beheaded because his family failed to pay ransom. Doroteo Gonzales, 61, was snatched by gunmen April 25 from his house in southern Zamboanga city and brought to nearby Basilan Island, where al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels are holding at least five other people in a surge of ransom kidnappings. The gunmen were believed to have links to the Abu Sayyaf, and Gonzales...
  • Son's Life Sends Strong Message ( WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC SLAVERY DISORDER? )

    03/24/2008 4:33:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 42 replies · 1,422+ views ^ | March 06, 2008 | Recipient of R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Inc
    I t was two weeks ago that I received a phone call from my son. He is a college student so when the telephone rings and I see his number there are always two immediate feelings. First, I hope that everything is all right as he attends college in Baltimore, a hotbed of crime and violence, or, second, how much money does he need. Once I hear his voice and know that he is OK, I can most certainly guarantee that the call is for money. That's when I give the telephone to his father. This call two weeks ago...
  • Sergeant Found Competent To Stand Trial (absolutely OUTSTANDING)

    04/03/2005 5:49:25 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 79 replies · 2,792+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2005 | Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army sergeant charged with killing two officers in a grenade attack in Kuwait two years ago is competent to stand trial, a military judge ruled Friday. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, 33, is scheduled to undergo a court-martial this month in a March 2003 attack on fellow members of the 101st Airborne Division days after the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Akbar is accused of stealing grenades from a Humvee and using them and a gun in the attack. The pretrial hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. But two hours before it was to begin,...
  • Bomb targeted Philippine lawmaker with ties to al-Qaeda (Mr. Akbar, member of the Abu Sayyaf)

    11/14/2007 5:59:07 AM PST · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | Romeo Gacad
    MANILA - A controversial Muslim congressman was the target of a powerful bomb blast outside the Philippine House of Representatives that killed him and two others, police said this morning. Wahab Akbar, one of the most influential figures in the Philippines' restive south, died in hospital last night as doctors fought to save his life. A driver and a congressional aide were also killed. Nine other people were injured in the blast, which hit the south lobby of the sprawling complex in the capital Manila just minutes after most congressmen had left for the evening. Manila police Chief Geary Barias...
  • Afghanistan 'holds Pakistani spy'(Escorted Bin Laden last year from Nuristan to Chitral)

    12/19/2006 4:50:22 PM PST · by Dog · 32 replies · 1,564+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec 19 2006 | Not given
    Afghanistan says it has arrested a Pakistani intelligence agent who acted as a key link with al-Qaeda leaders. Presidential spokesman Karim Rahimi said the agent had been detained in eastern Kunar province carrying documents which proved his guilt. The news came a day after intelligence officials said an Afghan general had been arrested for spying for Pakistan. Afghanistan has long blamed Pakistan for cross-border attacks by the Taleban. Islamabad denies the charges. 'Bin Laden escort' Mr Karimi named the man arrested as Sayed Akbar, who he said worked for Pakistan's controversial Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. A Pakistani national currently working...
  • Musharraf's "Awkward Balancing Act"

    08/27/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT · by forty_years · 343+ views ^ | 8/27/2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Washington Post warns of "Pakistan's Awkward Balancing Act on Islamic Militant Groups." But if one looks closely at the actions of Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, it is clear that he has made his choice to side with the West, there's no going back, and he is beyond the pale of reconciliation with his country's lunatic Islamists. The scale has tipped to one side. It is time for Musharraf to explicitly say so and do so, as he'll never appease Pakistan's radicals. Here's an excerpt from the Post: The basic problem for Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, is that he...
  • Akbar Ganji: "Justice in the Face of Tyranny"

    01/24/2006 11:28:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 203+ views ^ | January 24, 2006 | Sana Nourani
    Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji earned the Islamic Republic's ire in 1999 as he investigated the murders the previous year of several prominent Iranian dissidents. His reports implicated former intelligence minister Ali Fallahian, Expediency Council chairman and former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Dungeon of Ghosts,[1] his exposé of the role of the "intelligence mafia" in the murder of 200 reformist intellectuals both inside and outside Iran, became a national bestseller.In January 2001, an Iranian court sentenced Ganji to ten years imprisonment although this was later reduced to six years.[2] On May 20, 2005, declaring, "No one should...
  • Free Akbar Ganji from prison in IRAN

    08/11/2005 1:05:26 AM PDT · by free.ganji · 4 replies · 309+ views
    You can help to spread Ganji and Mohammadi's voice. We need to email news clips from papers like Latimes about Ganji to all of the news papers, TV stations, United Nations ambassadors, government officials, members of congress and parliaments all around the world. We need to inform media to broadcast the news about Ganji and Mohammadi and ask the officials to put pressure on Iranian regime to free Ganji, Mhammadi and other political prisoners. We need your help if you are in USA, Canada, or Europe. here is what I need you to do. set up an alias email address...
  • A dying man's cry for freedom in Iran (must read)

    08/10/2005 5:59:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 27 replies · 654+ views ^ | August 10, 2005 | Max Boot of LA Times
    THE HEADLINES out of Tehran concern the predictable failure of yet another round of farcical negotiations designed to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. Meanwhile, a much more dramatic story is unfolding with much less attention. Investigative journalist Akbar Ganji has been on a hunger strike since June 11 to protest his unwarranted imprisonment over the last five years for the crime of criticizing the theocratic thugs who have hijacked his country. Recently, he has been moved from prison to a hospital, where he is said to be at death's door. His condition is so perilous that even his advocate —...
  • Iranian dissident's home raided

    08/08/2005 11:42:03 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 470+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 8 August 2005
    Iranian authorities have raided the house of the country's best-known dissident, Akbar Ganji, supporters and relatives of the jailed writer say. His daughter telephoned a family friend during the raid who described her as being "very terrified". Mr Ganji has been on a hunger strike for 59 days and both his lawyer and his wife have urged him to end the protest. He was jailed in 2001 over articles linking Iranian leaders with a series of political killings in the 1990s. The BBC's Frances Harrison in Tehran says it is not clear why the authorities raided the house when Mr...
  • Ganji’s Moment; The world watches as the “Iranian Havel” presses on

    07/19/2005 12:13:58 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 389+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 18th, 05 | Rachel Zabarkes Friedman
    Akbar Ganji is the Iranian journalist and dissident who for over a month now has been on hunger strike in Iran’s most infamous prison. Arrested in 2000 and ultimately sentenced to six years in jail for criticizing the regime, most notably in a series of articles he wrote implicating former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the murders of several dissidents and intellectuals, Ganji has become a symbol both inside Iran and out of the Islamic Republic’s techniques of repression and Iranians’ resistance. He published a powerful letter from prison after starting his hunger strike, and is reported to have recently...
  • Pressure on as jailed Iranian dissident hints death is near

    07/15/2005 12:52:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jul 15th, 05 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) - The pressure on Iran to free jailed dissident Akbar Ganji is growing with each day of his hunger strike, but the hardline judiciary insists it is not going to release every prisoner just because he goes without food. Ganji, who has been on hunger strike for 35 days, hinted in a recent letter that he is dying. "This flame is going out, but (my) voice will raise others that will be louder," Ganji said in a July 10 letter to "defenders of freedom throughout the world" that caused growing concern among his supporters. Despite alarming reports about...
  • Iran: US Should Leave Dissident 'Ganji' Alone (sounds like Dems)

    07/13/2005 4:16:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jul 13, 05 | By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's government said Wednesday that President Bush shouldn't intervene in the case of a jailed Iranian dissident, particularly given allegations of U.S. human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons. Bush called Tuesday for Tehran to release Akbar Ganji, a journalist jailed for writing articles linking government officials to murder. The White House statement came as some 300 Ganji supporters gathered in front of the Tehran University to demand Ganji's release. "The White House talks about violations of human rights in Iran while the world hates the U.S. violations of human rights in both Guantanamo...
  • Democracy's Heroes (In the Middle East)

    07/08/2005 2:46:57 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 398+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Jul 8, | The Monitor's View
    Islamic terrorists should learn this: Over the long term, it's simply not possible to stamp out democracy and freedom. They may puff with pride over perceived victories, such as Thursday's London bombings or the announced killing of Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq. But even in the terrorists' own backyard, individuals are taking a stand for liberty and human rights. Sometimes they're voters, such as in Lebanon and Iraq. Akbar Ganji, a political prisoner now in his fourth week of a hunger strike inside Iran's Evin Prison. And sometimes they're political opposition figures who simply refuse to give up. One of...
  • A Letter to Free People From Iran's Akbar Ganji

    07/07/2005 7:52:27 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Freedom For Akbar Ganji
    Nineteen days have passed since I began my hunger strike. I have lost nineteen kilograms. I am imprisoned. I do not have permission to make phone calls or read newspapers. I have been denied visitation. I cannot walk outside my cell. The liars say they have no political prisoners. They say the political prisoners are not on hunger strike. They distort the facts by calling a cell a suite, saying that prisons are as comfortable as they can be in a hotel! Calling a donkey a parrot does not miraculously turn the donkey into a parrot! Prisoner is someone whose...
  • The Iranian Havel, Akbar Ganji

    07/06/2005 3:59:43 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 339+ views
    New York Sun ^ | July 6, 2005
    When the leaders of the world's industrialized nations meet today in Scotland, they would do well to take time out from their policy debates to focus on the fate of Akbar Ganji, who is becoming known as the Iranian Vaclav Havel. He is the journalist and dissident entering his 27th day of a hunger strike inside Evin Prison. Over the July 4th weekend, the chief of Iran's society of journalists told IRNA that Ganji was in critical condition. If Bush meant anything when he proclaimed in his second inaugural, "As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you,"...

    07/05/2005 12:31:03 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 637+ views
    AKI ^ | 05-Jul-2005
    Tehran, 4 July (AKI) - The well-known Iranian writer and journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been in prison for more than four years, is in a critical condition after being on a hunger strike for the past 23 days. His wife, who met him in an Iranian jail, confirmed that the renowned dissident's life was in danger. "My husband, before beginning the hunger strike weighed 77 kilograms, but today his weight has fallen to 58 kilograms and he can no longer stand on his feet," Massoumeh Shafii, said in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). Shafii told AKI that her...

    06/10/2005 7:53:13 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 430+ views
    Iran Press Service ^ | Friday, June 10, 2005 | Safa Haeri-Delphine Minoui
    PARIS 10 June (IPS) "In Iran, real power is not in the hands of the president, but in those of the religious guide, Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i. Therefore it is all the system of the Islamic Republic that must be changed”, veteran Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji stated in an interview with the centrist French daily Le Figaro. The interview with Ms. Daphne Minoui the paper’s correspondent in Iran was carried one day after the Iranian Judiciary launched a warrant against him, on grounds that the prisoner did not show up at prison at the end of a week-long permission to leave...
  • Execution uncertain in grenade murders

    04/30/2005 4:42:25 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 11 replies · 1,140+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2005 | Estes Thompson
    The military has not executed one of its own since 1961, while states have put scores of civilian killers to their deaths. Specialists say the key difference in military justice is the role of the president, who unlike a governor, must take an active role in signing off when a service member gets the ultimate punishment.
  • Sergeant Apologizes for Grenade Attack

    04/28/2005 10:28:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies · 1,276+ views
    sfgate - AP ^ | 54/28/5 | ESTES THOMPSON
    Fort Bragg -- An Army sergeant convicted of murdering two officers in a grenade attack on his comrades in Kuwait quietly said he was sorry Thursday before a military prosecutor urged the jury to sentence the soldier to death because he was an idealogically driven killer. "I apologize for my actions. ... When I did that, I felt my life was in jeopardy, and I had other problems," Sgt. Hasan Akbar told the 15-person military jury. Akbar spoke for less than a minute, making an unsworn statement that could not be cross-examined. He testified in such a low voice that...
  • Akbar's attack blamed for slowing unit

    04/26/2005 12:56:29 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 232+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 26, 2005
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A sergeant's attack on his own colleagues in the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait sidelined key personnel that the unit needed for its assignment in the invasion of Iraq, a commander testified yesterday. "Everybody knew this would be a big fight," Col. Ben Hodges testified yesterday at a sentencing hearing for Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who was convicted in a grenade and rifle attack that killed two service members and wounded 14. "I never dreamed my first casualties would occur inside Camp Pennsylvania, and they would be caused by one of my own soldiers." Click to...
  • Soldiers testify in Akbar trial - (accused murdering two fellow soldiers - IRAQ)

    04/12/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 36 replies · 952+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/12/2005 7:16 PM | Brandi Davis & Web Staff
    (FORT BRAGG) - Almost a dozen eyewitness accounts marked the second day of testimony in the court martial of Sergeant Hasan Akbar. Akbar is the army sergeant accused of murdering two fellow soldiers during the opening days of the war in Iraq. Eleven former and present soldiers testified in a Fort Bragg courtroom about what they saw on March 22nd of 2003 at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait. One officer said that Akbar admitted to him that he threw grenades into tents where soldiers were preparing for bed. Akbar is accused of killing two people and wounding 14 others. A number...
  • Army sergeant goes on trial in grenade attack

    04/12/2005 8:59:05 AM PDT · by Dubya · 43 replies · 947+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr. 12, 2005 | Estes Thompson
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army sergeant charged with a grenade attack that killed two U.S. officers in Kuwait went on trial Monday, with his lawyer trying to stave off a possible death sentence by arguing that his client was mentally ill. But a military prosecutor said Sgt. Hasan Akbar knew exactly what he was doing, pointing to his detailed diary entries before the March 2003 attack and the fact that he stole the grenades and cut power to his camp just before striking. Premeditation is the central issue in the court-martial of Akbar, 33, who confessed several times and...
  • [Sergeant Hasan] Akbar objects to juror in his murder trial

    04/08/2005 9:35:36 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 35 replies · 918+ views
    Associated Press via Neww 14 Carolina ^ | 4/8/2005 | Associated Press
    Sergeant Hasan Akbar (FORT BRAGG) - An Army sergeant on trial for his life in a murder case says he doesn't feel good about one of the 15 jurors selected to hear his case. Sergeant Hasan Akbar told a Fort Bragg judge Friday that he wanted to remove a juror and his lawyers told him that jury selection was their decision. But a defense lawyer told the judge that they explained the jury selection to Akbar and their reasons for not removing the juror, who is related to an officer in Akbar's 101st Airborne Division. Judge Stephen Henley recesssed court...
  • Soldier accused in deadly Kuwait attack tried to overpower guards, authorities say

    03/30/2005 11:48:11 AM PST · by TexKat · 60 replies · 1,884+ views
    AP ^ | 3/30/05
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A soldier charged in a fatal grenade attack on two officers in Kuwait tried to overpower one of his military guards Wednesday, causing the postponement of a planned pretrial hearing. Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar turned against one of his military police escorts at Fort Bragg's courts building around 7 a.m., two hours before the scheduled start of the hearing, the Army said in a statement. "The MPs quickly regained control of Akbar," the statement said. "During the incident both Akbar and one of the MPs suffered injuries and received medical attention." Further details on the incident...
  • Hearing starts in soldier's case in grenade attack court-martial

    01/31/2005 1:29:06 PM PST · by KiloLima · 26 replies · 664+ views
    News Observer/ AP ^ | Jan 31, 2005 | ESTES THOMPSON
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A motions hearing started Monday in the case of Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who faces an April trial on charges of killing two officers in an attack on his own men during the opening days of the Iraq invasion. A judge ruled late last year that Akbar's statement acknowledging that he rolled grenades into tents at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, will be admissible when his court-martial begins. The trial is scheduled to start April 5. The judge excluded statements Akbar made to two sergeants who guarded him after the attack, saying Akbar had not yet been informed of...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...
  • Military judge OKs use of defendant's statement in grenade attack court-martial

    12/02/2004 10:35:22 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 697+ views
    AP ^ | 12/2/4 | ESTES THOMPSON
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A sergeant's admission that he rolled grenades into the tents of sleeping soldiers in Kuwait last year will be admissible when he goes on trial in the attack, a judge ruled Thursday. The ruling came at a pretrial hearing for Sgt. Hasan Akbar, 33, of the 101st Airborne Division. A statement he made immediately after the attack was admitted as evidence but some later statements were disallowed by the military judge, Col. Stephen Henley. Henley also granted Akbar's lawyers a delay in his trial until April 5 so they could gather more documentation for an insanity...
  • Court-Martial Of Sgt. Hasan Akbar Delayed

    08/25/2004 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 6 replies · 351+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer ^ | August 25, 2004 | Justin Willett
    A Fort Bragg judge has postponed the trial of an Army sergeant accused of attacking his unit on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. The delay was granted Tuesday to give Sgt. Hasan Akbar's lawyers more time to develop an insanity defense. The judge, Col. Stephen R. Henley, postponed the court-martial from Oct. 25 to Feb. 15. "I agree some additional time is needed to develop an insanity defense," he said during the hearing, which lasted about an hour and 10 minutes. The trial date will come almost two years after the March 23, 2003, grenade attack at Camp...
  • Akbar judge to reconsider all rulings Lawyer wants key statements thrown out

    08/02/2004 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 366+ views
    August 2, 2004
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Lawyers for a paratrooper charged in a deadly grenade attack on fellow 101st Airborne Division soldiers asked a judge today to reconsider all rulings on motions made by a previous judge. Prosecutors objected to reviewing all the rulings, but the new judge -- Col. Stephen Henley -- agreed to reconsider 42 motions previously ruled on by Col. Patrick Parrish, who has transferred to duty in Korea. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, 32, is accused of stealing seven grenades from a Humvee he was guarding at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait and throwing into tents, killing two officers and wounding...
  • 'Islamic infiltration in U.S. military'

    03/25/2003 10:17:44 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 24 replies · 323+ views ^ | March 26, 2003 | Michelle Malkin's
    MSWA: Muslim soldiers with attitude Sgt. Asan Akbar, a Muslim American soldier with the 326th Engineer Battalion, had an "attitude problem." According to his superiors and acquaintances, Akbar's attitude was bitterly anti-American and staunchly pro-Muslim. So how did this devout follower of the so-called Religion of Peace work out his attitudinal problems last weekend? By lobbing hand grenades and aiming his M-4 automatic rifle into three tents filled with sleeping commanding officers at the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade operations center in Kuwait. Akbar is the lone suspect being detained in the despicable attack, which left more than a dozen...
  • Muslim Troops' Loyalty a Delicate Question

    11/03/2003 7:48:49 AM PST · by Alouette · 28 replies · 258+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2003 | John Mintz and Gregory L. Vistica
    Just after the 1991 Persian Gulf War against Iraq, huge tents were erected in Saudi Arabia near the barracks of U.S. military personnel. Inside, day and night, Saudi imams sent by their government lectured the GIs about Islam and made aggressive pitches to convert them. Saudi officials had promised that the discussions would touch only on Arab culture. But within months, about 1,000 soldiers, and perhaps as many as 3,000, converted to Islam -- the largest surge of Muslims ever into the U.S. armed forces. "It was quite aggressive," said David Peterson, then the military's top chaplain in the region....
  • Army Trial Recommended in Grenade Attack

    06/20/2003 8:50:59 PM PDT · by SLB · 18 replies · 500+ views
    AP | 20 June 2003 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - An investigating officer Friday recommended the court-martial of a soldier charged in a grenade attack that killed two officers in Kuwait and traumatized troops days before they were to move into Iraq. Sgt. Hasan Akbar had time to get the grenades used in the attack against the 101st Airborne, and his rifle killed one of the officers, Col. Patrick Reinert said at a hearing to determine whether Akbar should face a military trial. Fourteen soldiers also were wounded in the March 23 attack. "There are reasonable grounds to believe the accused committed the offensive charges,"...
  • Official Cites Religion in Grenade Attack (on our troops in Kuwait by US Muslim soldier)

    06/17/2003 2:46:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 376+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 17, 2003 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP)--A U.S. soldier accused in a deadly grenade attack on his comrades in Kuwait said he did it because he believed American troops were going to rape and kill Muslims, an investigator testified Tuesday. Staff Sgt. David Maier, an agent with the Criminal Investigation Division, testified at a hearing convened to determine if Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar should be court-martialed. Akbar, a 32-year-old Muslim, is accused of killing two officers and wounding 14 in the March 23 attack on a group of tents. Maier arrived at the scene after the attack and said he was briefed by...
  • Hearing Planned on Kuwait Grenade Attack

    06/15/2003 10:47:47 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies · 267+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/2003 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A deadly grenade attack on troops sleeping in their tents in Kuwait is all the more jarring for survivors and relatives because of the man accused: a fellow U.S. soldier. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, begins Monday for Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar, who is charged with killing two officers and injuring 14 others in the March 23 attack. "It was worse than an act of treason," said retired Chaplain Maj. Thomas G. Westall, a friend of the family of one of the men killed, Air Force Maj. Gregory Stone. "The sheer...
  • Interview of Asan Akbar's mother, she says he was framed. (Muslim soldier who did grenade attacks)

    04/21/2003 9:10:01 PM PDT · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 37 replies · 614+ views
    The Final Call ^ | 04/14/2003 | By Askia Muhammad
    Mother of soldier arrested in grenade attack fears for son’s safety WASHINGTON ( Muslim soldier from the 101st Airborne Division has been charged with murder in a grenade attack on Army officers’ four days after the U.S. invasion of Iraq that killed two U.S. servicemen in Kuwait, officials at Ft. Campbell, Ky. announced on April 4. Sergeant Asan K. Akbar, 32, was officially charged on March 25 with two counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder along with other charges under military law. He was transferred from Kuwait to a military detention center in Mannheim, Germany immediately...
  • Enemy Within May Complicate War

    04/03/2003 9:06:53 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 217+ views
    Insight ^ | 4-1-03 | Scott Wheeler
    Enemy Within May Complicate War Posted April 1, 2003 By Scott L. Wheeler Muslims constitute an estimated 2 percent of the 400,000 soldiers serving in the U.S. Army. Perimeter guards were in place to protect resting U.S. troops awaiting deployment orders that soon would send them rappelling from hovering helicopters to the ground assault that distinguishes the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. With the perimeter secured, the officers of the 1st Brigade were getting some of the sleep they knew would be in short supply once they were dropped into combat. But shortly after 1:00 a.m. local time,...
  • Who Calls for 'Shooting Officers'?

    04/03/2003 11:38:54 AM PST · by Stephen Schwartz · 51 replies · 582+ views ^ | April 3, 2003 | Stephen Schwartz
    WE HAVE A WINNER (OR LOSER, AS THE CASE MAY BE) By Stephen Schwartz The entire country, if not the world, has now seen the infamous image from San Francisco of two anarchists carrying a banner reading "We Support Our Troops When They SHOOT Their Officers." My first reaction to this item of despicable propaganda was, let me say, a bit offhand. That's San Francisco, I thought: it has become a strange kind of museum of the passé left, of ideologies and other political curiosities from generations past revived for the amusement of the parasitical post-yuppies that presently infest the...
  • The House that Raised Akbar

    04/03/2003 9:15:14 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 11 replies · 278+ views
    National Review ^ | April 3, 2003 | Joel Mowbray
    April 3, 2003, 8:50 a.m.The House that Raised AkbarAn army sergeant’s ties to Saudi Arabia. ith the Islamic connection virtually undeniable in the Asan Akbar grenade case, the question inevitably arises: Where is the Saudi money? Akbar is the black Muslim Army sergeant who, after killing two and wounding 14 of his fellow soldiers when he hurtled a grenade into a tent in Kuwait, ranted, "You guys are coming into our countries and you're going to rape our women and kill our children." So, what about the Saudi money? It's not so much a case of paranoia, as it...