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  • One ISIS Thug Suspected of Killing 150 Girls, Women

    12/18/2014 7:52:29 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-18-2014 | Nadiah Sarsour
    Nadiah Sarsour December 17, 2014 FoxNews.comOne Islamic State militant is alone responsible for killing 150 women, including pregnant women and young teenagers, because they refused to marry members of the barbaric militant army, according to Iraqi officials. Abu Anas Al-Libi is suspected of mercilessly gunning down the women,most of whom were Yazidi, because they refused to enter into sham temporary marriages with Islamic State fighters simply to have sex in what the terrorists believe to be a Koranic loophole. “Abu Anas Al-Libi killed more than 150 women and girls, some of whom were pregnant after refusing to accept Jihad marriage,”...
  • Libya: Gunmen shoot down Benghazi's top cop

    10/18/2013 7:54:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | October 18
    TRIPOLI, Libya A Libyan security official says gunmen have killed the head of the regional military police in the eastern city of Benghazi. The official told The Associated Press that masked gunmen fired from a car at Col. Ahmed Mostafa el-Barghathy at his house in Benghazi as he was heading to the mosque to attend Friday prayers. The official says El-Barghathy suffered chest and head injuries in the attack. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give information to the media. El-Barghathy served in the Libyan army during the reign of the deposed leader Muammar...
  • A Terror Mastermind Comes to New York

    10/17/2013 7:03:00 AM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 16, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    In a revealing move, the Obama Administration has announced its intention to try captured al-Qaeda jihad terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi in federal court in New York City. Al-Libi, who was involved in the jihad bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, has been held for the last week and a half on a ship in the Mediterranean, but now he is on his way to the U.S., where his trial is certain to be an international media circus – and yet another exhibition of Obama’s thoroughgoing denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. Senator...
  • Anas Al-Libi Arrives in US, Seriously Ill: Officials (Al Qaeda terrorist in NY hospital with Hep C)

    10/14/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 14, 2013 | JAMES GORDON MEEK, JOSH MARGOLIN, LUIS MARTINEZ and PIERRE THOMAS
    Anas al-Libi, the alleged al Qaeda member snatched off the streets of Tripoli by an American special operations team, has been brought to the U.S. to face terrorism charges, but has been hospitalized due to a severe case of hepatitis C, U.S. officials told ABC News today. Al-Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, had been on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list for more than a decade for his alleged involvement in the dual bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 which claimed more than 200 lives, 12 of them American. The U.S. Army's famed...
  • Libyan al-Qaeda suspect to appear in court in New York

    10/14/2013 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2013 | By David Ingram
    An alleged senior al Qaeda figure captured in Libya by U.S. special forces this month has been transferred to the United States and will face charges in court in New York, U.S. officials said on Monday. He was seized by a U.S. Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on October 5 and whisked onto a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea where he was questioned by a team of interrogators. He was handed over to U.S. civilian law enforcement over the weekend and brought directly to the New York area, said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the chief...
  • Reports: Libyan Prime Minister kidnapped by ‘rebels;’ Revenge for al Libi raid? Update: ‘Liberated’

    10/09/2013 10:15:27 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/10/13 | Twitchy staff
    Details are sketchy at this late hour, but CNN and others are reporting via Twitter that the Libyan PM has been “kidnapped.” revenge for al Libi raid?
  • Libyan PM kidnapped by armed men: Arab TV channels

    10/09/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/2013 | Reuters
    Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia quoted Libyan security sources as saying that Zeidan was seized from a hotel where he was staying in the Libyan capital and taken to an unknown destination.
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • Report: US captures al-Qaeda leader in Libya

    10/05/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    ITV ^ | 10/5/13 | ITV
    A senior al-Qaeda leader has been captured near the Libyan city of Tripoli in an operation apparently unrelated to the raid in Somalia, NBC News reports. Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai'I, has been wanted by the US for more than a decade and has a $5 million reward on his head.
  • US interrogating captured AQ leader without Miranda rights

    10/07/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the Obama administration learned from its past handling of terrorists — or perhaps the circumstances of a rare capture have forced them to a war footing rather than a law-enforcement approach. NBC News reports that the terrorist captured in Libya by a special-forces raid will not be given Miranda rights, at least not immediately. Instead, the intelligence services will have time to extract any information about potential future operations targeting Americans from Abu Anas al-Libi, one of the US’ most-wanted terrorists for 15 years:
  • US forces conduct twin raids in Libya, Somalia

    10/06/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2013 12:03 PM EDT | Tony G. Gabriel and Kimberly Dozier
    The suspected al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in the Libyan capital had been living freely in his homeland after his return there three years ago, his family said. Libya’s government asked for an explanation Sunday from the United States after the Americans seized Abu Anas al-Libi from a Tripoli street outside his home and whisked him out of the country. The raid that captured al-Libi was one of two dramatic American raids on the ground in African countries targeting suspected terrorists on Saturday. In Somalia, a Navy SEAL team swam ashore early the same...
  • Zawahiri confirms death of Al-Qaeda deputy

    09/13/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 5 replies
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a video coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, confirming for the first time the death of his deputy, US monitors said. The 42-minute video is Zawahiri's first release in three months, and confirms that Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal area on June 4, according to SITE and IntelCenter. **SNIP** Zawahiri does single out US President Barack Obama for being a "liar" who was elected to "trick" Muslims around the world, but who nevertheless is "being defeated in Afghanistan". He also mentions Warren Weinstein,...
  • Bengazi tied to ... Boston bombing? Common thread runs through deadly assaults

    05/09/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/9/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – There is a common threat that links the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack to both the Boston Marathon bombings and the terror assault on the In Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria in January. The thread runs through al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, one of the most deadly members of the al-Qaida conglomerate. AQAP previously attempted several major attacks within the U.S. The group was the first al-Qaida member to comment on the Benghazi attack, releasing a statement arguing the assaults on the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex were revenge for the death of...
  • AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILE----Prepared by Library of Congress --PDF

    10/29/2012 8:50:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | August 2012 | Library of Congress
    AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILEA Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program August 2012
  • Bomb targets U.S. mission in Libya's Benghazi (JUNE 6, 2012, NO SECURITY ADDED!!)

    09/14/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT · by barryobi · 13 replies
    al reuters ^ | JUNE 6, 2012 | Mohammed Al-Tommy
    A bomb exploded outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi overnight, an attack that could be retaliation for the killing, in a U.S. drone strike, of al Qaeda's Libyan second-in-command. An improvised explosive device was dropped from a passing vehicle onto the road outside the mission, in an upmarket area of central Benghazi. It exploded moments after, slightly damaging the building's gate, U.S. and Libyan officials said. Washington had confirmed a few hours before the attack that a U.S.-operated drone had killed Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan-born cleric and senior al Qaeda operative, in Pakistan. The...
  • Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

    09/14/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later:   Carney Contradicts On Whether There Was Advance Warning Of Embassy AttacksABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes...
  • Al-Qaeda video says U.S. will target American Muslims

    09/12/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    Al-Qaeda released a Sept. 11 anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a “holocaust,” U.S. monitors said Wednesday. The video, which features al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as its American spokesman Adam Gadahn, is entitled “Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished” and was posted on jihadist forums, according to SITE and IntelCenter. According to a SITE transcript, Gadahn rejects President Barack Obama’s assertion that the United States is not at war with Islam because “America is crystal-clear about its opposition to Islam as a political system.” Referring...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi, al Qaeda deputy leader, killed in drone strike

    06/05/2012 10:44:14 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 36 replies
    CBS / AP ^ | June 5, 2012 1:26 PM EST | staff
    A U.S. official confirmed that a Monday drone strike in Pakistan killed al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, the most serious blow to the battered terror network since the death of its leader Osama bin Laden. Al-Libi's death, which came on the third consecutive day of CIA drone strikes in the Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, is a serious knock to what remains of al Qaeda's Pakistan-based core leadership.
  • Obama reaches out to Mullah Omar, Mullah Omar reaches out for more destruction

    01/03/2012 12:53:16 AM PST · by Frankusa · 8 replies
    The AP reported last week that "U.S. officials from the State Department and White House plan to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives." The AP report went on to say that "one member of the Taliban negotiating team has been publicly identified as Tayyab Aga [Agha], an emissary of Pakistan-based Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar." But sadly, and ironically, while the Obama administration is desperately reaching out to Mullah Omar, Mr. Omar is strengthening his resolve to kill US troops and to wreak havoc upon Afghanistan. From the Times of India: Taliban militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
  • Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

    12/14/2011 5:04:05 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online International ^ | 12/13/2011 | By Holger Stark [Translated from the German by Josh Ward]
    PHOTO CAPTION - SNIPPET: "Officials believe that more members of the so-called Düsseldorf cell may still be at large." SNIPPET: "Halil S. is a man who knows his way around computers. When he went online..." SNIPPET: "German security officials allege that the 27-year-old is the fourth member of the so-called "Düsselfdorf Cell." The group is believed to be the al-Qaida cell currently active in Germany and tasked with carrying out a major attack in Europe. Three other members of the cell, Moroccan Abdeladim el-K. and two accomplices, were arrested in late April and are being held in custody. Authorities believe...
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • Key lead to Bin Laden came from AQ man captured in Iraq(Where are all the anti-war folks now?)

    05/03/2011 2:20:29 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 3 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    They identified him as one of Bin Laden's couriers, an aide the terror chief trusted with his life. But details were scant and agents quickly found the trail went cold. It was not until 2004, when Al Qaeda operative Hassan Ghul was captured in Iraq, that the CIA began to make progress. Ghul told the intelligence service that al-Kuwaiti was a courier and that he was close to Faraj al-Libi, Al Qaeda's operational commander, who replaced Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.The pace of the pursuit then picked when U.S. soldiers captured al-Libi. Under CIA interrogation, al-Libi admitted that when he was promoted...
  • WikiLeaks: Osama bin Laden Killed After Tip-Off From His Deputy [Waterboarding Works!]

    05/02/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 02, 2011 | Tim Ross
    WikiLeaks: Osama bin Laden Killed After Tip-Off From His Deputy The mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, who was interrogated using “torture” techniques, gave the United States the breakthrough that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden. 02 May 2011 Follow Tim Ross on Twitter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), who was repeatedly subjected to methods including “waterboarding” and stress positions, provided the CIA with the name of bin Laden’s personal courier, according to US officials. A second source – also an al-Qaeda “leader” held at Guantanamo Bay – then confirmed the courier’s identity, sparking an intense manhunt that resulted in...
  • Hawaii Man Arrested on Terrorism-Related Charge

    10/25/2010 10:31:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.com ^ | ctober 26, 2010 12:09 a.m. EDT | n/a
    (CNN) -- SNIPPET: "The charge centers around a one-way ticket that authorities allege Abdel Hameed Shehadeh purchased from Queens, New York, to Islamabad, Pakistan. Shehadeh originally told investigators that the purpose of his trip was to visit an Islamic university and attend a friend's engagement party. But he later admitted to FBI agents in Hawaii that he bought the ticket in order to join a fighting group such as the Taliban, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York Monday."
  • Al Qaeda Brigade 313 website goes online

    08/03/2010 3:51:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 6+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | August 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    PHOTO CAPTION: "Banner for the Al Qaeda 313 Brigade website/forum. Pictured, from left to right, are Mustafa Abu Yazid, Abu Laith al Libi, and Ilyas Kashmiri." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A website connected to al Qaeda's military arm in Pakistan has sprung up on the Internet in the past month. The website, called Al Qaeda Brigade 313, at www.aqbrigade313.com, was registered on June 2, 2010, and became active in early July. The site has 86 registered users and five administrators, according to a report at the Open Source Center that was obtained by The Long War Journal. The website contains a forum...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi's Long, Lonely Journey

    06/30/2010 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | April 29, 2010 | Posted by Jarret Brachman
    "Abu Yahya al-Libi’s Long, Lonely Journey" SNIPPET: "On 29 April 2010, Abu Yahya al-Libi penned a statement entitled, “Jihad and the Battle of Dubious Claims.” Released in early June, this essay is nothing if not one of his seminal works." SNIPPET: "I’m just not seeing how this essay is going to be rousing jihadists to action any time soon. I see in his writing a man that has been continuously reading, thinking and talking about the steep hill that global jihadist movement must trudge. But I also see a man who is growing frustrated with what he believes to be...
  • Recent Activities Report

    01/19/2010 10:25:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 461+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | January 19, 2010 | Jarret Brachman
    Hi everyone – apologies for the hiatus. I’ve been underwater lately with work and hitting the media circuit so the blog drew the short end of the stick. I’m back in the saddle and have some exciting things in the pipeline that should break soon. While you wait, here’s a long-overdue round-up of my recent antics:
  • ABU DUJANA AL-KHORASANI: FROM FORUM TO MARTYRDOM

    01/10/2010 4:59:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 67 replies · 2,283+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 10 January 2010 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Some comments • I have to assume that al-Balawi was thoroughly debriefed by al-Qaida before being sent on this mission, and I'm surprised no one has sought to correlate his "infiltration" of al-Qaida with Abu Yahya al-Libi's book released over the summer: "Guidance on the Ruling of the Muslim Spy" • See also: Al Qaida: Western Spies Multiply "Like Locusts"."
  • Pakistan Media: Drone Killed Qaeda's (Update - Kill has been Confirmed)

    12/11/2009 10:15:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 1,844+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | Dec.11, 2009
    (CBS) A U.S. government official says a top al Qaeda operative has been killed in a drone attack in western Pakistan and local media says that the strike killed al Qaeda's number 3 in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, CBS's Sami Yousafzai reports. The U.S. is still not confirming the report, CBS News has learned. Abu Yahya al-Libi is the spiritual successor to Palestinian philosopher Abu Azzam - and the inspiration for much of Bin Laden's beliefs, according to CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan. He is very powerful and believed by some to be the natural successor to...
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi on East Turkestan

    10/16/2009 12:33:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 279+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "New Abu Yahya al-Libi video released on 6 OCT – I havent had a chance to blog for awhile so I thought I’d go through the transcript line-by-line, pulling out anything that I find of note, and then annotate as I go through it. One quick note: Abu Yahya is no longer wearing his pinky ring, the one that he’s been wearing since late 2005 – this is the first video that I havent seen it (although it may just be at the shop getting cleaned) – here’s a screen cap:" SNIPPET: "Wow, could I be any more right...
  • China: Al-Qaeda urges holy war to defend Muslims

    10/09/2009 12:16:44 AM PDT · by MonicaG · 15 replies · 673+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | October 7, 2009 | AKI
    Rome, 7 October (AKI) - A leading Al-Qaeda militant on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to defend Uighurs in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. He told Uighurs to prepare for a holy war or Jihad and urged a "vast media campaign" to raise awareness of their fate at the hands of "oppressive" China.
  • The Next Osama

    09/11/2009 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 419+ views
    FOREIGN POLICY.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | BY JARRET BRACHMAN
    SNIPPET: "But this is the only answer I can give, because the terms of the question are out of date. If you're asking whether the United States has defeated al Qaeda, you also have to ask: Which al Qaeda are we talking about? The senior leaders operating somewhere in the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan? The al Qaeda franchises around the world, most notably in Iraq, Algeria, and Yemen? Or the global ideological following, sparked by al Qaeda, calling itself al Qaeda, but not technically affiliated with al Qaeda? If you ask about winning, you have to also ask...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi's Older Brother

    08/13/2009 3:54:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 660+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | August 13, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    Just so we’re all on the same page, Abu Yahya al-Libi has an older brother. His name is `Abd al-Wahhab Qayid (Abu Idris). Remember, Abu Yahya al-Libi’s name is Hasan Qaid (transliterated differently in popular media). What makes this story significant, is that Abu Idris is one of the imprisoned senior leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) who recently renounced armed violence. And there’s the rub. The guy poised to take over al-Qaida has an older brother who is a senior member of the group that Abu Yahya used to be a member of who is now renouncing...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi: Democracy, the Modern Idol

    08/07/2009 2:32:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 351+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "In other words, AQ thinks that democracy is being used to labotomize Islam. He proves my point in this new statement with this:" SNIPPET: "By the way, got a great look at his watch tonight, if you’re interested…"
  • AL QAIDA: WESTERN SPIES MULTIPLY "LIKE LOCUSTS"

    08/06/2009 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 439+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | August 6, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Of course, one can't rule out that the "spy" is a real jihadi, and that the erstwhile spy-catchers are really working for Jordanian intelligence."
  • The Abu Yahya Show

    08/02/2009 7:41:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 470+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | August 1, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    The Abu Yahya Show Just in case you havent been to the forums lately, here’s what you see when you log on:
  • Abu Yahya's New Video (Swat: Victory or Martyrdom)

    07/26/2009 2:41:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 177+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Jarret Brachman
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "The statement can be boiled down to these three questions:" SNIPPET: "In short, this was a pep talk for AQ’s supporters in Pakistan, a warning to those who oppose them, and a rallying cry to jihadists worldwide."
  • Test Your Jihadi Knowledge

    07/09/2009 3:42:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 563+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 4:03 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "So, I’m finally sitting down with this 149 page-book, entitled, “The Ruling on the Muslim Spy.” Here’ s what I’ve noticed off-the-bat about Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s forward." SNIPPET: "But then I remembered that the big-daddy al-Zawahiri’s ‘best-of’ list can be extracted from his winding book, Exoneration. In this book, al-Zawahiri drafts his all-star list, which includes everyone above and a whole lot more. It’s a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary jihadi thought. Test yourself and see how many you can identify. There’s some little gems buried in this list… Shaykh Ahmad Shakir Shaykh Mahmud Shakir Shaykh Muhammad Ibn-Ibrahim Al al-Shaykh...
  • New Al Qaeda Book on 'Muslim Spies' Paints Picture of Weakened Group, Experts Say

    07/09/2009 4:33:47 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 10 replies · 643+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, July 09, 2009 | By Mike Levine and Catherine Herridge
    A new book published by Al Qaeda shows that the terrorist group is under intense pressure and in "deathly fear" of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan, terror experts say. The 150-page book, titled "Guide to the Laws Regarding Muslim Spies," was recently posted on jihadist Web sites. It was written by a senior Al Qaeda commander, Abu Yahya Al-Libi, and features an introduction by Ayman Al-Zawahri, the No. 2 man in Al Qaeda. The book accuses some in Al Qaeda's ranks of being spies who provide intelligence, including information about Al Qaeda camps and safehouses, to U.S. forces. According to...
  • Shaykh Attiyatallah = Abd-al-Karim al-Libi = Atiyah Abd al-Rahman???

    07/13/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 269+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "So, what I’m seeing here is that the death of these two Mauritanian scholars offered a convenient opportunity for al-Qaida to start co-branding Abu Yahya al-Libi and Atiyah abd al-Rahman (Attiyatallah) together as the unified tip of al-Qaida’s ideological spear. In other words, the leadership transition has begun. The heirs are no longer apparent. They have been named. It began with letters to al-Zarqawi and videotaped interviews and recorded statements and sermons. The naming continued with getting props in Exoneration and photoshoots and now joint releases. This jointly written eulogy release (I have never seen AQ release a two-authored...
  • New Abu Yahya al-Libi Video Today

    06/22/2009 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 558+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Jarret Brachman
    Abu Yahya al-Libi circles back to Algeria today in his new video, “Algeria Between the Sacrifice of Fathers and Faithfulness of Sons.” In short, it seems like a call for direct action to the AQIM guys against Algerian military/government targets and a broader recruiting call to the broader Maghrebi jihadi population.
  • BBC: UK 'ignored spy's al-Qaeda fear' ~ in the mid 1990s

    11/16/2006 6:08:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 509+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 16 November 2006, 21:01 GMT | BBC Staff
    UK 'ignored spy's al-Qaeda fear' Hamza was spied on by Nasiri UK intelligence services were warned of the threat posed by al-Qaeda in the mid 1990s but did not act quickly enough, says a spy who infiltrated the network.The agent told the BBC he warned his handlers that al-Qaeda was better organised than was previously thought. Known by the pseudonym of Omar Nasiri, he worked for intelligence in the UK and France, and trained in Afghanistan. Mr Nasiri also claimed a senior al-Qaeda operative planted evidence to provoke the US into war against Iraq. Ibn Sheikh Al-Libi fabricated links...
  • Jihadis Discuss Plans to Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal

    05/27/2009 12:57:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | May 26, 2009 | Abdul Hameed Bakier
    Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 14 04:31 PM Age: 11 hrs By: Urged by a senior al-Qaeda ideologue to take over Pakistan, members of jihadi internet forums have begun to examine the possibility of controlling Pakistan’s nuclear weapons (al-faloja1.com, April 24). At the same time, jihadis continue to collect information on nuclear facilities around the globe, especially Israel’s nuclear projects, waiting for an opportunity to perpetrate successful terrorist attacks against these facilities after massive terrorist attacks using conventional weapons failed to give rise to the global supremacy of Islamic law (al-faloja1.com, April 22). On March 14, al-Fajr Media Center...
  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • NEW ABU YAHYA AL-LIBI BOOK OUT

    05/01/2009 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 283+ views
    http://jarretbrachman.net/?p=457 ^ | April 30, 2009 | JARRET BRACHMAN
    This morning, Al-Fajr Media launched a new 29-page book by Abu Yahya al-Libi entitled, A Spear to Fight the Government and the Army of Pakistan It’s chalk full of ideo-religious stuff in order to lay a groundwork for overthrowing Islamic regimes, something that most of Islamic history declares a big no-no. This is just one more chapter in the long book of Abu Yahya’s attempt to rewrite Islam from within. It’s his attempt to labotomize the religion and cram it full of Abu Yahya’isms. In my view, ABu Yahya is Machiavellian in his ambition. Few seem to get how scary...
  • Al-Qaeda Commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi in New Video...

    04/23/2009 1:55:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 515+ views
    MEMRI.org ^ | Posted April 22, 2009 | n/a
    Special Dispatch - No. 2323 April 22, 2009 No. 2323 Al-Qaeda Commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi in New Video: There Is No Difference Between Palestine and Other Jihads – Including Al-Andalus; If Helping the Israelis Is Apostasy, So Is Helping the U.S. In a 59-minute video produced by Al-Sahab, Al-Qaeda's media wing, and posted on jihadist forums on April 22, 2009, senior Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi tries to convince Islamist clerics of Al-Qaeda's positions on fighting against the U.S. and against the regimes in Muslim countries.
  • US places bounty on senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders

    03/26/2009 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 661+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | March 25, 2009, 6:53 pm | Bill Roggio
    The US Department of State has issued multi-million dollar rewards for two senior Taliban leaders and an al Qaeda leader and propagandist. Up to $5 million dollars has been offered "for information leading to the location and/or capture" of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud or Taliban and al Qaeda ally Sirajuddin Haqqani. A $1 million bounty has been offered for information leading to the capture or conviction of al Qaeda propagandist and ideologue Abu Yahya al Libi.
  • Al-Qaida Wants Republicans, Bush 'Humiliated'

    10/31/2008 4:49:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies · 406+ views
    "O God, humiliate Bush and his party, O Lord of the Worlds, degrade and defy him," Abu Yahya al-Libi said at the end of sermon marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, in a video posted on the Internet.
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...