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  • Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Up Terror Camp In Oregon

    10/01/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 9 replies
    KGW.Com - Oregon ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits "who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization," he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan. Before pleading guilty...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 162 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • ISIS-trained man arrested in U.S., DOJ says

    04/16/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 91 replies
    SCRIPPS ^ | 04/16/15 | SCRIPPS
    A Columbus, Ohio man whom the Department of Justice says trained with ISIS in Syria and was planning a terror attack here has been arrested in the U.S., according to reports.
  • Judicial Watch Announces it has Located an ISIS Camp Just Across Mexican Border

    04/16/2015 4:32:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 4/14/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Judicial Watch (JW) has cautioned that an ISIS camp is located just across the Mexican border, about 8 miles from the border near El Paso, Texas. JW says among it’s informants are a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. Judicial Watch has identified two ISIS camps just across the border: The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad...
  • ISIS Has Camps On U.S. Border, But Obama Says ‘Right-Wing Extremists' Are Greatest Terror Threat

    04/16/2015 1:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/15/2015 | Michael Snyder
    ISIS camps have now been discovered directly across the U.S. border with Mexico, ISIS operatives have been captured illegally entering the United States, and ISIS is threatening to conduct a massive campaign of terror against U.S. targets, and yet Barack Obama and his underlings continue to insist that “right-wing extremists” are the greatest terror threat that this nation is facing. One recent survey found that 84 percent of all Americans believe that ISIS is a “direct threat to the USA”, but Obama refuses to secure our borders and he is even allowing dozens of American citizens that fought for ISIS...
  • Bordering On Catastrophe: ISIS Camp on US Border?

    04/17/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    Bordering On Catastrophe: ISIS Camp on US Border?Posted By Michael Cutler On April 17, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Time and again reports have surfaced from various sources along the U.S./Mexican border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico. On April 14, 2015 Judicial Watch posted a chilling report, “ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm” [1] that was, purportedly based on information provided to Judicial Watch by a “Mexican Army field grade officer” and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.This is the report as posted by Judicial Watch: ISIS...
  • FBI Holds “Special” Meeting in Juárez to Address ISIS, DHS Not Invited

    04/16/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 16, 2015
    Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez. A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the...
  • ISIS Warns Second 9/11 Is Coming, Says America's Geographical Location Won't Save Country

    04/15/2015 9:15:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Terror group ISIS has released an 11-minute long video where it warns the United States of another 9/11-style attack. The militants said that America's geographical location won't bring it the safety it perceives to have, and warned that an "army of Jihad" is coming. The Independent noted that the video, titled "We Will Burn America," is not the first of its kind – in January, the group warned to beheaded President Barack Obama and turn America into a Muslim province. ISIS has captured significant territory in Iraq and Syria and has looked to expand its Islamic caliphate across the region....
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/15/2015 12:23:21 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14th , 2015 | Judicial Watch
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable...
  • Law enforcement source: Jamaat al-Fuqra/Muslims of America involved in tax return fraud plot...

    01/06/2010 7:02:11 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies · 468+ views
    The JAWA Report ^ | January 4, 2010 | Barbarossa
    Last month we reported on new videos obtained by the (Christian Action Network) which showed terrorist training at the Jamaat al-Fuqra/Muslims of America headquarters compound in Hancock, NY. In the past few days we were contacted by a law enforcement source about a plot by members of the same Jamaat al-Fuqra compound in Hancock to engage in a massive tax return fraud plot using contacts obtained through mosques in New York and using the money to send to their sheikh, terrorist leader Mubarak Gilani, in Pakistan. Al-Fuqra recruits heavily in prisons, and many male members of the group are convicted...
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 25 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Islamic Community Forms Own Government, in the USA

    11/19/2012 6:57:06 PM PST · by gorush · 58 replies
    Vinienco.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | n/a
    In Hancock, NY an islamic community that sits on 80 acres has decided to form its own government. They call their community Islamberg. They have their own mayor, deputy mayor and five council members. None of them are elected, of course.
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Terrorist camps within U.S. borders

    05/04/2010 7:58:55 PM PDT · by omega4179 · 31 replies · 1,143+ views
    Fox Orlando ^ | 05/04/2010 | myfoxorlando
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - FOX 35 News is working on a story that will leave you wondering just how safe we are. Tonight during FOX News at 10 p.m., we'll show you terrorist training camps here, inside the United States!
  • New Tape Shows Terror Training on U.S. Soil

    12/01/2009 10:34:59 AM PST · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 1,242+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 1 | Ryan Mauro
    On the heels of a deadly FBI shootout with a radical imam in Detroit and a Muslim extremist in the military launching a shooting attack at Fort Hood killing 13 people, a new videotape has been publicized showing American Muslims training in similar tactics, almost without a doubt on American soil. The tape was given to me as the national security researcher for the Christian Action Network by a reliable law enforcement source. This source has provided me with other credible information on the Jamaat ul-Fuqra group that operates in the U.S. under the name of “Muslims of America” and...
  • Seeking Freepers for Jihadi Training Camp Observation and Information

    11/17/2009 11:29:10 AM PST · by Candor7 · 282 replies · 4,260+ views
    Free Republic Jihadi Intel Thread ^ | 17 Nov. 2009 | Candor7
    We need an observation network of Jihadi Training Camps in the USA. Our government has now classified terrorist acts as crimes. That invokes the right of citizen self defence agaist crimes. To defend ourselves we need information on threat, which our government, including Homeland Security, no longer provides to the people. We need to do that ourselves. A Congressional Hearing into the Issue has been derailed. We need to organize. Seeking Freepers in these locations who are interested in providing information: Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps (Also known as Muslims of America and Quranic Open University) 1. Deposit, NY 2. Hancock, NY...
  • John Allen Muhammed execution LIVE THREAD (Died by injection at 9:11 p.m. EST)

    11/10/2009 3:03:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 615 replies · 26,877+ views
    11.10.09 | Me
    t - 3 hrs and counting down..
  • BELTWAY SNIPERS EXPOSED AS MUSLIM TERRORISTS

    09/17/2009 10:09:51 AM PDT · by Psion · 38 replies · 1,870+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    Execution Date Set for John Allen Mohammed Ties to al-Qada and Jamaat ul-Fuqra Established byPaul L. Williams, Ph.D.thelastcrusade.org A Virginia judge has set November 10 as the execution date for John Allen Mohammed, the Beltway sniper who masterminded terror attacks in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 dead in the fall of October 2002. The time-table of the Beltway killings indicates Muhammad’s ties to ul-Fuqra and other Islamic terrorist groups. He acquired the 1990 Chevy Caprice that he would modify into his killing platform on the first anniversary of 9/11, and killed his first victim - - James...
  • Bush mulled sending troops into Buffalo (Rahms' Sat AM Diversion)

    07/25/2009 2:33:43 AM PDT · by antivenom · 24 replies · 1,447+ views
    AP ^ | July 25, 2009
    23 mins ago WASHINGTON – The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported.
  • FREEPER CALL TO ACTION! OPERATION: "WHERE'S OUR CINC!?"

    06/02/2009 8:03:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 107 replies · 3,500+ views
    0210040JUN09 (date time group) | dcbryan1
    Freepers: After sleeping on it, I have decided to call you to action! A great injustice is being perpetrated by our main stream media (MSM) and our Commander In Chief (CINC), President Barrack Hussein Obama. The time now is 10:04 CST, 02 JUNE 09, exactly 24 hours after Privates William Long, 23 of Conway, AR, and Private Second Class Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, AR became the first victims of terrorism on American soil since 11 SEP 01 and we have heard no statement from their Commander in Chief, President Barrack Hussein Obama. Almost as egregious as Obama’s silence, we...
  • GEERT WILDERS at Chapman University, Orange, Ca. Saturday

    04/03/2009 8:35:56 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 70 replies · 2,064+ views
    Counter-demonstrators dream opportunity to assure free speech is not intimidated in Orange County, Ca.
  • CA: "Muslims of the Americas" Cop Killer Gets Life in Prison ( Fresno County Erik Telen )

    10/21/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 633+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | October 21, 2008 11:40 AM | Mike Pechar
    (Fresno, California) Yesterday, a member of the radical Muslims of the Americas group, Ramadan Abdullah, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2001 killing of Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Erik Telen. Last Friday, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Ralph Nunez found Abdullah, 27, guilty of first-degree murder with special circumstances for fatally shooting Telen.
  • Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY

    03/31/2008 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    March 31, 2008 Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY Instead of those plastic toy swords sold at normal parades, they will be selling replicas of the one used by Mohammed to behead infidels.... The city of Binghamton, New York granted a group with ties to Islamic terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani a permit to publicly celebrate Milad-un-Nabi, or Muhammed’s birthday, in the streets of Binghamton this Saturday. The Muslims of the Americas (MOA), the name used by Jamaat ul Fuqra, or “Community of the Impoverished,” was issued a permit for a public celebration that includes a...
  • 'Fear of Unknown' Leads to Culture Clash

    01/28/2002 12:44:55 PM PST · by Loyalist · 11 replies · 2,251+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 28, 2001 | Kelly Egan
    'Fear of unknown' leads to culture clash A mosque is under construction in the hills around Wilno. It's causing concern in Canada's cradle of Polish Catholicism Kelly Egan The Ottawa Citizen Monday, January 28, 2002 In the newly fallen snow, along Old Barry's Bay Road, the sacred sentinels are freshly cast in white on the edge of the woods, silently expressing a people's weathered endurance. There is a plaster Jesus, encircled with plastic lilies and sheltered in a wooden hollow, and Mary, a giant silhouette in steel, and, farther along, Mary and the baby Jesus together, in a locked glass ...
  • RADICAL ISLAM COMES TO FULL BLOOM IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

    05/31/2007 1:36:48 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 52 replies · 3,415+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | May 31, 2007 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    Paul L. Williams is author of "The Day of Islam" The Islamic practice of taqiyya, meaning “deception” or “concealment,” has been refined into an art-form at a jihad training compound for African American converts near the small town of Red House in Charlotte County, Virginia. The fifty-acre compound is easy to find since the main road leading to it has been named Sheikh Gilani Lane in honor of the guru and founder of a terrorist organization with close ties to Osama bin Laden. The Board of Supervisors of Charlotte Country are either oblivious to the threat of radical Islam on...
  • The mysterious saga of Sister Khadijah ( and her connections to funding int'l terrorism)

    02/11/2007 12:27:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 921+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/11/07 | Sean Webby and Brandon Bailey
    Khadijah Ghafur sat silently in hijab and correctional jumpsuit, facing a judge, a lengthy prison term and the complete collapse of her elaborate plans. With a boundless determination that opened eyes and pockets, Sister Khadijah had built a chain of state-funded charter schools that stretched from Sunnyvale to Southern California. Now they were closed, and the self-styled civil rights activist from Selma, Ala., was convicted of stealing tens of thousands of dollars of public money meant for kids. Superior Court Judge R.L. Putnam got right to the point. He sentenced her to 14 years. But even after Ghafur's monthlong trial,...
  • It’s The Jihad Stupid!

    12/09/2006 5:51:38 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 46 replies · 1,487+ views
    MND ^ | December 08, 2006 | By The Rogue Jew
    Michael Savage sees it. Glenn Beck sees it. Hell, I see it. The mainstream media moguls of CNN, and all of the major news sources on the internet totally ignore the fact that the schmuck in Chicago that was planning on killing innocent men, women and children is in fact a Muslim! “Ideological motivation” is the new politically correct catch phrase for Muslim/Islamic Terrorist type person who wants to kill Americans, Christians, and Jews. I wonder if the Islamic Terrorists at CAIR approved of this new terminology? DECEMBER 8—An Illinois man plotted to set off hand grenades at shopping malls...
  • 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...
  • Cleric's followers have hopscotched around California

    02/04/2002 10:32:56 AM PST · by veronica · 25 replies · 1,349+ views
    Knight Ridder/San Jose Mercury ^ | 2/3/02 | SEAN WEBBY AND BRANDON BAILEY
    The name of Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani has been little-known in California, except to a small number of African-American Muslims who follow his teachings, and to law enforcement authorities who have tracked their movements across the state. But two other names are prominent in the history of Gilani's followers here. Abdullah Baqi was once described by law enforcement authorities as the West Coast leader of a dangerous group they called Ul-Fuqra. And an analysis of public records indicates that Baqi was married to the woman now called Khadijah Ghafur, who later founded the community outside Fresno known as Baladullah. ...
  • Charter school founder sentenced to prison for stealing funds

    08/25/2006 6:10:04 AM PDT · by Clovis_Skeptic · 11 replies · 438+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Aug. 24, 2006 | Sean Webby
    FRESNO - The founder of a California charter school was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for siphoning off taxpayer and private funds she was supposed to be using to educate disadvantaged children from the San Joaquin Valley to Sunnyvale. Fresno County Superior Court Judge R. L. Putnam said former Gateway Academy Superintendent Khadijah Ghafur had shown sophistication, planning and leadership and an ``absolute complete lack of remorse in the face of overwhelming evidence of guilt'' for her embezzlement schemes. Today's sentencing of Ghafur and another Gateway administrator, who received probation, close the cooked books on the Fresno-based...
  • U.S. terror group ignored amid raised threat?

    08/13/2006 9:39:07 AM PDT · by Clovis_Skeptic · 12 replies · 652+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 12, 2006 | Art Moore
    Investigator says domestic cells involved in 9-11 still in businessSheik Mubarak Gilani Amid heightened security after Hezbollah threats and the foiled UK plot, an independent investigator of the Oklahoma City bombing contends a terrorist network allied with the Lebanese group and al-Qaida – allegedly responsible for more attacks on U.S. soil in the past 20 years than any other terrorist organization – remains a danger because of neglect by U.S. authorities. Jamaat al-Fuqra, a Pakistani-based group with thousands of American members, has worked closely with Hezbollah, al-Qaida, Hamas and others on attacks in the U.S. – including the bombings of...
  • Jury Convicts Administrator in Charter School Trial

    07/02/2006 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Clovis_Skeptic · 19 replies · 973+ views
    ABC 30 ^ | June 30, 200g
    June 30, 2006 - A former Valley school administrator will likely be going to prison. Friday afternoon, a Fresno jury came back with a verdict in the trial of the administrators of a now defunct local charter school. They were accused of misusing taxpayer money. An Action News investigation revealed the Gateway Charter School operated with little oversight, sparking a probe by the State Department of Justice. There were three defendants in the case, and the jury treated them all differently. Two of the former Gateway administrators probably won't see any jail time at all, but jurors decided one woman...
  • Ex-school president fails to show up for theft trial

    06/27/2006 7:21:58 PM PDT · by Clovis_Skeptic · 8 replies · 667+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 8:25 AM)
    Fresno County Superior Court Judge R.L. Putnam on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Khadijah Ghafur, superintendent and president of the now-closed GateWay Academy charter school system, after she failed to show up for her ongoing trial, where she is accused of stealing public funds. (excerpt)Ghafur is charged with five counts of misappropriation of public funds and five counts of grand theft by embezzlement.
  • FBI arrests 7 in domestic terrorism probe - Raids being conducted in Miami area

    06/22/2006 4:41:45 PM PDT · by kcvl · 625 replies · 19,218+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/22/06
  • Shariah Courts Issue Fatwas,Religious Scholar Offers Reward For Death of Cartoonist (Rushdie Case)

    02/21/2006 7:29:44 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 560+ views
    02.21.2006 | fight_truth_decay
    The subscription site, STRATFOR or Strategic Forecasting, Inc. - issues almost daily a TERRORISM INTELLIGENCE REPORT with a self described "track record on accurate, insightful global intelligence and analysis earning itself a reputation as the world’s most respected private intelligence company". Strafor's Fred Burton updates the ongoing cartoon controversy (02.21.2006)as follows : "Fatwas and Rewards: An Inflection Point in the Cartoon Controversy" (I have highlighted key points received today via e-mail). "Two minor Shariah courts in India's Uttar Pradesh state have issued fatwas calling for the death of a Danish cartoonist who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. The fatwas,...
  • Probe Finds Terrorists in U.S. Training for War

    02/17/2006 5:40:32 AM PST · by USA Girl · 131 replies · 2,753+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2006
    HOMELAND INSECURITY Probe finds terrorists in U.S. 'training for war' Neighbors of Muslim encampment fear retaliation if they report to police Posted: February 17, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Entrance to Hancock, N.Y., encampment (Courtesy Northeast Intelligence Network) The Pakistani terrorist group Jamaat ul Fuqra is using Islamic schools in the United States as training facilities, confirms a joint investigative report by an intelligence think tank and an independent reporter. A covert visit to an encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y., called "Islamberg" found neighboring residents deeply concerned about military-style training taking place there but frustrated...
  • Jamaat ul-Fuqra in Virginia, Part 1 [Long ... and infuriating]

    10/10/2005 12:04:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 1 replies · 363+ views
    Gates of Vienna ^ | October 10, 2005 | Baron Bodissey
    During the Beltway Sniper crisis, back in the fall of 2002, a series of articles in The Washington Times described John Allen Muhammad’s conversion to Islam, and his later break with the Nation of Islam (the articles are no longer available, but extracts have been preserved here). Apparently the NOI was not militant enough for Mr. Muhammad, and he left it to become involved with a group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra (Arabic for “community of the impoverished”), a terrorist organization founded by a notorious Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. What drew my eye in the article was the mention of...
  • Arrest Made in Possible Terror Plot (for possible 24 S.Cal. locations)

    08/16/2005 9:19:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 4,180+ views
    LA Times/KTLA ^ | 8-16-05 | Greg Krikorian
    FBI probe uncovers a list of potential Southland targets and suggests a connection between prison groups and Islamic extremists. A Pakistani national has been arrested by authorities in connection with a far-reaching investigation of a possible terrorist plot targeting any of nearly two dozen locations in Southern California, including National Guard recruitment centers, law enforcement sources said Monday. The suspect, identified as Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, of Los Angeles, was quietly taken into custody last week by counter-terrorism officials as part of a probe that began with the arrest of two men in Torrance suspected of robbing gas stations. The...
  • Terror Plot Hatched in California Prison (Authorities Thwart Attack Intended for Next Month)

    08/16/2005 6:40:27 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 63 replies · 2,268+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 16, 2005 | Brian Ross
    A terrorist plot to attack military and Jewish sites in the Los Angeles area this coming Sept. 11 was devised inside a cell at the New Folsom State Prison, a maximum-security prison outside Sacramento, Calif. Law enforcement officials told ABC News that Peter Martinez, a former Oakland street gang member, and his cellmate Kevin James organized the plot and recruited as many as 13 other inmates in a jihad against the United States. The two inmates have since been placed in special confinement, according to officials. "Al Qaeda recruits in prisons. They really do," said Edward Caden, a retired prison...
  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • Sniper's kit found in search on I-80

    07/28/2004 4:54:55 PM PDT · by johnfrink · 100 replies · 4,052+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | July 28, 2004 | Lynn Safranek
    Michael Wagner lied about his name. He told the trooper who stopped him for not wearing a seat belt that he couldn't find his identification. Then, Iowa State Patrol Trooper Kenneth Haas found a gun, three bulletproof vests, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a flight simulator and a bag of flight manuals dating to 2001. Haas testified at a federal court hearing Tuesday that he also found a 5-foot telescope hooked to camera equipment, night-vision goggles and a night-vision rifle scope when searching Wagner's sport utility vehicle on July 14 on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs. The materials, said Assistant...
  • Madrid case leads to lawyer in Oregon

    05/07/2004 6:02:09 AM PDT · by aposiopetic · 223 replies · 909+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 7, 2004 | Noelle Crombie and Mark Larrabee
    Federal agents on Thursday detained a Washington County lawyer in connection with the deadly March 11 terrorist attack in Madrid -- the first American connection to the worst terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001.Brandon Mayfield, 37, who lives in Aloha and played a minor legal role in the Portland Seven terrorism case, was picked up at his West Slope law office on a material witness hold Thursday morning, said Tom Nelson, Mayfield's attorney. < snip >
  • American's Prints Found on 3/11 Detonator Bag

    05/07/2004 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Alouette · 152 replies · 642+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2004
    MADRID, Spain — The fingerprints of the American attorney arrested as a material witness in the Madrid train bombings were found on a plastic shopping bag that held detonators like the ones used in the deadly March 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Spain Links American to Madrid Bombings (Oregon Lawyer )

    05/07/2004 10:41:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 473+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 07, 2004 at 9:31:45 PDT | DANIEL WOOLLS
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - The fingerprints of the American lawyer arrested in Oregon in the Madrid terror bombing probe were found on a bag containing detonators like those used in the March 11 attack, the Spanish government said Friday. The plastic shopping bag was found inside a stolen van left near the train station from which three of the four bombed trains departed, an Interior Ministry official said on condition of anonymity. Brandon Mayfield, a 37-year-old lawyer and former U.S. Army officer who converted to Islam, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents, who also searched his home in...
  • An American Connection? (American convert to TROP™ perhaps involved in Madrid bombings.)

    05/06/2004 5:11:33 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 315+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 6, 2004 | Michael Isikoff
    Law-enforcement officials detain an Oregon man they say may be linked to Europe’s 9/11 FBI agents today detained a Portland, Ore., lawyer after receiving evidence from Spanish authorities that the man’s fingerprints allegedly were found on bomb-related evidence associated with the March 11 railway attack in Madrid that killed 191 people and wounded 2,000 people, Newsweek has learned. The arrest of the lawyer was described by federal law-enforcement authorities as a major investigative breakthrough that for the first time suggests links between an individual inside the United States and the Madrid bombing — the worst act of terrorist violence since...
  • Oregon Man Arrested in Spain Bombings Probe

    05/06/2004 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 474 replies · 944+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 06, 2004 | Fox News Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON  — FBI agents arrested a Portland, Ore., man Thursday as part of the investigation into the deadly train bombings in Spain, federal officials said.</p> <p>Brandon Bieri Mayfield, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody on a material witness warrant, said a senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The arrest, first reported in Newsweek, is the first known in the United States with connections to the March 11 bombings in Madrid.</p>
  • Key defence evidence ruled inadmissable (al Fuqra in Seattle)

    11/21/2003 10:06:26 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 15 replies · 504+ views
    The Province (Vancouver, B.C.) ^ | November 21st, 2003 | Salim Jiwa
    A jury will not hear key pieces of defence evidence that could detract from the theory that former West Vancouver students Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns killed Rafay's parents and sister in their Bellevue home near Seattle in 1994.Their trial on charges of aggravated first-degree murder begins Monday in Seattle.King County Superior Court Judge Charles Mertel ruled this week that the defence may not introduce testimony from a criminal psychologist who would have testified that innocent people sometimes make false confessions.His evidence would have helped the defence show that the two could have made false confessions to RCMP undercover agents...
  • Canada could be next as terrorists target U.S. allies and assets says report

    11/21/2003 4:55:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 558+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | 11-21-03 | JIM BRONSKILL
    OTTAWA (CP) - Attacks like the bombing of the British consulate in Istanbul on Thursday could take place in Canada as terrorists target coalition partners in the war on Iraq, an RCMP intelligence report suggests. The newly released assessment of extremist threats warns that although Canada is not a member of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, terrorists might strike at participants with assets on Canadian soil - an obvious reference to embassies and consulates. The war in Iraq is "likely to result in retaliatory terrorist attacks against the coalition countries and their interests," the RCMP report says. "Coalition interests in...
  • Islamists Arrested In Pakistani Clampdown

    11/16/2003 5:27:09 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 603+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2003 | Amed Rashid
    Islamists arrested in Pakistani clampdown By Ahmed Rashid in Lahore (Filed: 17/11/2003) Pakistani police arrested dozens of Islamist activists yesterday after President Pervaiz Musharraf outlawed three militant religious parties that had reformed under new names following an earlier ban. President Musharraf The banned groups are better known by their original names. Two are Sunni Muslim militant parties, Sipah-e-Sahab and Jaish-e-Mohammed, which have close links to al-Qa'eda. The third is a Shia party, Therik-e-Jafria. "Those who are indulging in extremist acts are harming both Pakistan and Islam," Gen Musharraf was quoted as telling senior officials. In addition, the largest extremist Sunni...
  • Suspect in deputy's killing wants murder trial moved

    10/31/2003 9:54:35 AM PST · by Clovis_Skeptic · 6 replies · 259+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Friday, October 31, 2003, 5:02 AM | Michael Baker
    <p>The man accused of murdering sheriff's deputy Erik Telen would not receive a fair trial in Fresno County because of the victim's hero status and the media's false vilification of the defendant as a terrorist group member, a defense attorney said in a motion filed Thursday. Ramadan Abdur-Rauf Abdullah's trial should take place outside Fresno County, where pretrial publicity has been pervasive and prejudicial to the defendant, attorney Peter Jones says in the change of venue motion.</p>