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  • His brother murdered Jewish children - he fights Islamism

    04/21/2016 3:11:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/16 | Sandra Lafont
    (AFP) He is the brother of jihadist Mohamed Merah, who four years ago killed three soldiers and four Jews, but in his extremist, anti-Semitic family it is Abdelghani who is seen as the black sheep. Abdelghani Merah has light brown eyes, a shaven head and a surname immediately associated with terror in France, but after losing everything because of his brother's acts he has found a calling: de-radicalizing youngsters drawn to jihad. In an interview with AFP, he says he will never forget the morning in March 2012 when he turned on the television and recognized the street where his...

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • U.K. cops: 5 arrested over plot targeting Pope

    09/17/2010 5:15:32 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 94 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 17, 2010
    LONDON — Five men were arrested Friday in connection with a suspected terrorist plot targeting the pope, according to reports
  • Judge orders release of 5 terror suspects at Gitmo

    11/20/2008 9:23:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 74 replies · 2,563+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/20/8 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered the release of five Algerian terror suspects who have been held without charges almost seven years at Guantanamo Bay. In the first civilian court ruling for terror suspects challenging their detention, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said Thursday that the five men could not be held indefinitely as enemy combatants.
  • 18 alleged Islamic terrorists arrested in Spain, eight said to be members of Al Qaeda

    06/10/2008 2:39:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 51+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | June 10 2008
    Police say the operation remains open and more arrests have not been ruled out. A total of 18 people have been arrested across the country for their alleged links to Islamic terrorism and eight of those detained are claimed to be members of Al Qaeda. Two of the arrests took place in the Raval district of Barcelona, five in Castellón and one in Pamplona. National police say the detained are thought to have been engaged in recruitment activities and the financing Islamic groups and have links to the Al Qaeda for the Islamic Maghreb organisation. The additional ten arrested are...
  • 'You have to kill in the name of Allah until you are killed'

    01/26/2002 4:55:18 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 657+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 01/27/2002 | Jason Burke
    An underground film showing the slaughter of Algerian soldiers is being used as a recruitment tool for British Islamic radicals The trail runs from a wet corner of a west London street to the dusty mountains of eastern Algeria, from a garage on the Thames to the Mediterranean, from a mosque off north London's Seven Sisters Road to Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan. In one direction the trail is a conduit for volunteers and money - both heading for Islamist rebels fighting a brutal war against Algeria's government. In the other direction flow political refugees, communiqués boasting of ...
  • More Likely To Be Served A Molotov Cocktail Than Champagne In France Today

    11/06/2006 1:32:39 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 22 replies · 979+ views
    The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris at City ^ | November 6, 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple (article author)
    "Their hatred of official France manifests itself in many ways that scar everything around them. Young men risk life and limb to adorn the most inaccessible surfaces of concrete with graffiti—BAISE LA POLICE, f--k the police, being the favorite theme. The iconography of the cités is that of uncompromising hatred and aggression: a burned-out and destroyed community-meeting place in the Les Tarterets project, for example, has a picture of a science-fiction humanoid, his fist clenched as if to spring at the person who looks at him, while to his right is an admiring portrait of a huge slavering pit bull,...
  • Terror suspect deported from Britain to France

    09/15/2006 5:16:25 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 245+ views
    LONDON, Sept 15, 2006 (AFP) - A French-Algerian national suspected of links to international terrorism has been deported from Britain to France on national security grounds, officials said Friday, amid heightened security here. The deportation of the 33-year-old suspect, identified only by the initials "M.K.", took place on Thursday, the Home Office said. He had been in custody for two years, and was alleged to have ties to an Al-Qaeda-linked group. A source close to the case however downplayed the significance of the case. "It is purely administrative," he said. Britain, which suffered a deadly multiple terrorist attack in London...
  • Militant cleric (Dr. Hook) had links with al-Qa'eda chiefs, says FBI report

    06/24/2003 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/25/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Abu Hamza, the militant, London-based Muslim cleric, maintained close contact with the leadership of al-Qa'eda during the years when it operated a worldwide terrorist network from Afghanistan, according to FBI files. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph state that Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, north London, dealt personally with Abu Zubeidah, Osama bin Laden's director of operations. Zubeidah, a Palestinian who is now in US custody, communicated bin Laden's instructions and messages from his hideout in Afghanistan to al-Qa'eda cells around the world. Hamza had the power to refer recruits to Zubeidah for "leadership training" in Afghan...
  • Major Terror Plot Against US Ignored By US Media

    01/13/2006 12:31:08 AM PST · by tgambill · 23 replies · 2,630+ views
    The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely reported outside the U.S., but went virtually unreported in the American media. Italian authorities recently announced that they had used wiretaps to uncover the conspiracy to conduct a series of major attacks inside the U.S. Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and...
  • Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes (Algerians in Italy planned multiple U.S. strikes)

    12/23/2005 11:26:15 AM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 1,038+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 22, 2005
    Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes 23/12/2005 20:13  - (SA)   Related Articles Pullout 'will lead to attacks' US at risk for more attacks US had 'bomber' in their hands Why is Osama so quiet?    Rome - Three Algerians arrested in an anti-terrorist operation in southern Italy are suspected of being linked to a planned new series of attacks in the United States, interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu said Friday. The attacks would have targeted ships, stadiums or railway stations in a bid to outdo the September 11 2001 strikes by al-Qaeda in New York and Washington which killed about 2 700 people, Pisanu...
  • Guantanamo Bosnians cry 'torture'

    04/14/2005 6:33:35 PM PDT · by Destro · 32 replies · 805+ views ^ | Thursday, 14 April, 2005, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK |
    Last Updated: Thursday, 14 April, 2005, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK Guantanamo Bosnians cry 'torture' Six Guantanamo Bay detainees are challenging US federal authorities to reveal evidence of abuse at the camp. The six - all of Algerian origin and extradited from Bosnia - are suing the Bush administration as part of their effort to contest their detention. They want the government to release documents which they say would prove that prisoners were tortured. In their legal action, they say one of the six was beaten so badly by jailers that he suffered facial paralysis. The detainee, Mustafa Ait Idir, alleges...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • Spain arrests four suspected terrorists

    12/14/2004 9:47:19 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 222+ views
    AP Wire | December 14 2004 | MAR ROMAN/AP
    MADRID, Spain -- Police investigating radical Islamic cells in Spain arrested three Algerians and a Moroccan on Tuesday. The four men were detained in the northern cities of Victoria and Teruel and in Madrid, said a national police spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Moroccan, Khalid Zeimi Pardo, 27, is suspected of ties to Moroccan fugitive Amer el Azizi, who is wanted in connection with the Madrid terror bombings and the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, the spokesman said. Zeimi Pardo also had contact with the alleged mastermind of the Madrid attacks, a Tunisian named...
  • Spain arrests 4 in connection to terror plot

    11/04/2004 11:43:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 298+ views
    AP Wire | November 04 2004 | Associated Press
    MADRID, Spain (AP) — Police on Wednesday arrested a Moroccan and three Algerians in connection with an alleged plot by a radical Islamic cell to blow up a court and other buildings in Spain, officials said. The three Algerians, who were not immediately identified, were arrested Wednesday night in the southeastern city of Gandia. One was described as a right-hand man of Mohamed Achraf, who police suspect of masterminding a plot to ram a truck loaded with 1,100 pounds of explosives into Madrid's National Court, a hub of anti-terror investigations. Achraf is being held in Switzerland, and Spain last week...
  • Suspected Islamist militants kill 16 in Algeria: report

    10/23/2004 1:31:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | October 23 2004 | AFP
    Sixteen people have been killed in an attack by an armed group of suspected Islamist militants in southern Algeria, state television said today. The report said Friday's attack had happened near the town of Medea, some 80 kilometres south of Algiers. Earlier the El Watan daily said eight people had been killed and four wounded on Friday evening when Islamist militants stopped a vehicle carrying fans to a football match in the capital Algiers at a checkpoint. According to a tally based on official and press reports, more than 70 people have been killed since the start of September in...
  • France: 2 men suspected of terror ties detained

    05/15/2004 6:44:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 170+ views
    AP Wire | May 15 2004 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU/AP
    PARIS -- Counterintelligence agents have arrested two Algerians suspected of ties to a dismantled network accused of planning a chemical attack, judicial officials said. The men, whose names were not disclosed, were placed under investigation - one step short of being charged, the officials said Friday. They were arrested on Monday in the Paris region. The arrests stemmed from a French investigation into a network that allegedly was preparing attacks with toxic gas against Russian interests in France, officials have said. One of the two was described as an important member of the cell who made frequent trips to Spain....
  • Terror charge for Spain Algerians

    04/21/2004 12:31:16 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 131+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | April 21 2004
    A Spanish judge has charged four Algerian men with membership of a terrorist organisation. The judge said chemicals found in their homes could have been used to make explosives. Police also found a mobile phone that had been modified in a similar way to phones used as detonators in the Madrid train bombings in March. The indictment alleges the men were working to support an Islamic militant cell based in France. The men were originally arrested along with 12 others in January 2003 on suspicion of being part of an Algerian extremist group with links to al-Qaeda. They were later...
  • Chechen fighters 'hold UK papers'

    03/09/2004 12:51:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 99+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | March 09 2004
    Arab mercenaries with British travel papers have been killed fighting in Chechnya, according to Russian military officials. Documents, letters and videotapes found after a gun battle suggest the men were recruited in Britain, Moscow said. It said the mercenaries were part of a group of 10 rebels fighting east of the Chechen capital, Grozny. Three members of the group died in a fierce gun battle with Russian troops and two had documents from the UK. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow reports one of the victims, an Algerian by birth, is alleged to have been found with a travel document...