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    08/08/2006 6:02:19 AM PDT · by PDR · 237 replies · 7,412+ views ^ | August 8, 2006 -- | DAN MANGAN
    Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday. The students - who were traveling with six classmates from Mansoura University in Egypt - had their student visas revoked for failing to show up at Montana State University in Bozeman, the officials said. The other six students made it to the college. "The FBI and ICE [Immigration and Custom Enforcement] would like to locate these 11 students in order to speak with them," said...
  • Iran will not bow to pressure on N-issue: Leader

    06/16/2006 6:36:04 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 282+ views
    IranMania (London) ^ | 16JUN06 | IranMania
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country would not bow to international pressure over its controversial nuclear program, Iran's state television reported. "The Islamic Republic of Iran will not bend to these pressures, and the continuation of this scientific progress is its fundamental and basic right," Khamenei said, talking to the staff of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Organization, according to AFP. It was his first reaction to a package of proposals drawn up by Britain, France and Germany, and backed by the United States, Russia and China, in a bid to defuse the crisis over Iran's nuclear plans....
  • Iran would 'use nuclear defense' if threatened

    06/15/2006 2:44:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies · 795+ views
    Associated Press by way of Jerusalem Post ^ | 15JUN06 | Associated Press
    Iran's defense minister on Thursday vowed that his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential" if "threatened by any power." Speaking following a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Hassan Ali Turkmani in Teheran on Thursday, Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar emphasized that Iran "should be ready for confronting all kinds of threats." Teheran has denied accusations by the US and its allies that Iran was seeking uranium enrichment technologies in order to develop nuclear weapons, saying its program was only meant to generate electricity. Meanwhile, Turkmani told reporters that Syria and Iran's "policy is the policy of strengthening...
  • Man with links to 9/11 pilot deported (Slice of Life DownUnder)

    06/09/2006 5:42:36 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 25 replies · 946+ views
    NZPA ^ | 10 June 2006 | Staff reporter
    Man with links to 9/11 pilot deported 10 June 2006 A man the Government says had a direct link with a September 11 terrorist has been deported from New Zealand because he was a threat to national security. Immigration Minister David Cunliffe confirmed today Yemeni national, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, was deported because his continued presence in New Zealand posed a threat. "He was directly associated with persons responsible for the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001," Mr Cunliffe said in a statement. He was deported under the rarely used Section 72 of the Immigration Act...
  • For one night in '60, Patterson was a big winner

    05/15/2006 11:08:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 965+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-15-06 | Dick Heller
    Even in the moment of his greatest triumph, Floyd Patterson was afraid. Afraid he had killed a man. On the night of June 20, 1960, at New York's ancient Polo Grounds, this most sensitive of prizefighters set out to avenge the stunning loss of his heavyweight championship to Sweden's Ingemar Johansson nearly a year earlier. He succeeded with two monstrous left hooks in the fifth round. The first put the Swede down for a nine-count. The second, a leaping and terrifying swat, made Patterson the first ex-heavyweight champ to regain his title. If Patterson did not hate Johansson -- and...
  • Marketing firm buys interest in Ali's name

    04/11/2006 7:54:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 284+ views
    AP ^ | April 11, 2006
    NEW YORK (AP) - Muhammad Ali, one of the world's most recognized people, has sold 80 percent of the marketing rights to his name and likeness to a firm for $50 million. The 64-year-old former heavyweight champion, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, will retain a 20 percent interest in the business. The new venture will be operated by a company called G.O.A.T. LLC, an acronym for "The Greatest of All Time."
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • US man in Bush murder plot gets 30 years in jail

    03/29/2006 12:58:47 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 910+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 29 2006
    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a U.S. man convicted of plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush and conspiring with al Qaeda to 30 years in prison. In November, Abu Ali was found guilty of all charges in a nine-count indictment, including conspiracy to assassinate Bush, conspiring to support al Qaeda and conspiracy to hijack aircraft.
  • Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim Unmasked

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

    08/11/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT · by twntaipan · 4 replies · 706+ views ^ | Aug 09, 2005 | Layla Bohm
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A lead FBI agent on Tuesday linked two local Muslim clerics to the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, contending the two were planning to set up a school near Lodi that would breed anti-American terrorism. The agent testified that Lodi clerics Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammed Adil Khan were prepared to relay information on terrorist plots from sources close to bin Laden. The allegations were dismissed by Ahmed's lawyer, who said the FBI and federal prosecutors have "made the whole thing up." The striking allegations came during an immigration hearing for Ahmed at which Immigration Judge Anthony Murry...
  • SUCKER PUNCH - Muhammad Ali's real roots

    02/06/2006 6:53:45 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 141 replies · 13,425+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Jack Cashill
    "Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1942, grandson of a slave, began boxing at the age of 12, and, by 18, had fought 108 amateur bouts." In the very first sentence on Ali's life in her essay, "The Cruelest Sport," noted author Joyce Carol Oates shares with the reader one observation beyond the superficial: Ali was born the "grandson of a slave." Oates apparently sees this as the defining fact of Ali's existence. More influential than Oates or anyone else in interpreting Ali to the world was sportscaster Howard Cosell. In his 1973 book,...
  • Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption

    09/19/2005 2:26:03 PM PDT · by velocityguy · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 19, 2:12 PM ET A prominent Muslim cleric on Monday was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on racketeering and other charges, the latest in a string of convictions stemming from the FBI's sweeping probe of municipal corruption. Prosecutors said that Shamsud-din Ali, 67, used his political connections to obtain dubious loans, donations and city contracts. In addition to his 87-month sentence, Ali was ordered to pay restitution. He was released pending an appeal. The investigation of the so-called "pay to play" culture in Philadelphia's...
  • Paroled TWA Hijacker Returns to Lebanon

    12/20/2005 9:25:54 PM PST · by WJHII · 38 replies · 766+ views
    AP ^ | 12/20/2005 | AP
    Paroled TWA Hijacker Returns to Lebanon Tuesday, December 20, 2005 BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Lebanese man serving a life sentence in Germany for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner and killing of a U.S. Navy diver has returned to Lebanon after being paroled in Germany, security and guerrilla officials said Tuesday. Mohammed Ali Hamadi arrived in Beirut four days ago on a commercial flight from Germany, a Lebanese security official and a Hezbollah guerrilla group said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
  • Muhammad Ali’s "Beautiful Soul"

    12/01/2005 8:18:33 AM PST · by forty_years · 35 replies · 1,964+ views ^ | December 1, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In an article two days ago, "Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush," I castigated President Bush bestowing a prestigious award on former boxer Muhammad Ali and for lavishly praising Ali's beautiful soul, his compassion, and his being a man of peace. I offered some evidence to the contrary and concluded by calling this incident "the nadir of his presidency."The column prompted a fair amount of comment, positive and negative. I'd like to note here two noteworthy responses. One is from Judea Pearl, father of the late Daniel Pearl, murdered by Islamists in Pakistan in 2002: When Danny was in captivity,...
  • Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

    11/29/2005 7:43:12 AM PST · by forty_years · 70 replies · 2,491+ views ^ | November 29, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    George W. Bush honored the boxer, Muhammad Ali, and 13 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, called "the nation's highest civilian award," on November 9 at the White House. The president praised Ali for his sports accomplishments and called him "The Greatest of All Time."Fine, but he then proceeded to laud Ali's character: "The real mystery, I guess, is how he stayed so pretty. It probably had to do with his beautiful soul. He was a fierce fighter and he's a man of peace. … Across the world, billions of people know Muhammad Ali as a brave, compassionate, and...
  • Ali does the "Rope-A-Dope" on Bush

    Ali does the "Rope-a-Dope" on Bush. This draft dodger, Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali and became a Muslim in order to avoid serving his country during the Vietnam war. For some reason (does anyone know?) everyone now loves to kiss his ass. What did he ever do for his country to deserve this honor? As a further insult, they do it right before Veterans Day.
  • Muslim Activists speak out against sharia

    08/14/2005 2:06:49 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 49 replies · 1,262+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Aug. 13, 2005 | PATRICK EVANS AND SIKANDER HASHMI
    Three women facing death threats appeared in public under heavy security last night to denounce a provincial move that would allow Muslims here to settle family disputes in accordance with religious laws, outside the court system. The activists, including Dutch parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali, say the religious laws known as sharia discriminate against women. "Why, if you have equal rights in Canada, would you take them away from Muslim women?" Hirsi Ali asked. She was joined by Iran's Homa Arjomand and Irshad Manji in a University of Toronto auditorium for an event in support of the International Campaign Against Sharia...
  • Filmmaker urges Canadians to reject Islamic law

    08/13/2005 2:35:15 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 962+ views
    CTV ^ | Fri. Aug. 12 2005
    When Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was stabbed to death last year, the assailant pinned a note to the dead body claiming Ayaan Hirsi Ali would be next. But she isn't cowering. Instead, the Dutch filmmaker is in Toronto, speaking out against the implementation of traditional Islamic law, Sharia, in Canada. "I'm here because the rights of women and the rights of Muslim women are threatened," she said. Supporters of Sharia say Muslims have the right to live as their religion dictates. They want Canada to permit Sharia arbitration in civil disputes. In a recent report, Marion Boyd, a former...
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...
  • Iraqi al-Qaeda members arrested: govt

    06/22/2005 1:52:40 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 764+ views
    AAP ^ | June 23, 2005
    The Iraqi government has announced that it has arrested two senior members of Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq operating in the northern city of Mosul. The government said the two men were arrested on June 19 and were candidates to replace al-Qaeda's leader in Mosul who had been captured on June 14. They two men were identified as Salim Mohammed Ahmed, also known as Abu Nabhan, and Mohammed Thaer Ibrahim, also known as Abu Sarhan. "The two terrorists surrendered without resistance," the announcement said. It offered no other details about the arrests other than to say they were the result...