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  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • Shep Smith: Qatar Diplomat Was Smoking A ‘One Hitter’ On Airliner (video)

    04/09/2010 3:54:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 2,854+ views
    mediaite.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | Colby Hall
    Details are starting to emerge regarding the Qatari diplomat who slipped into an airplane bathroom for a mid-flight smoke, touching off a bomb scare and creating minor media crisis. Turns out that it was not a cigarette that Mohammed Al-Madadi was smoking, but something else all together. Leave it to Fox News anchor Shep Smith to cut through the malarkey, and tell us what really went down.
  • AP: Qatari diplomat was on his way to visit jailed Al Qaeda agent

    04/08/2010 2:41:42 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 48 replies · 1,450+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2010 | allahpundit
    "A Qatari diplomat who caused a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane bathroom was traveling for a consular visit to see an imprisoned al-Qaida agent. A State Department official and another person close to the matter say Mohammed Al-Madadi was going to meet Ali Al-Marri for an official visit. Consular officials frequently visit foreigners held in the United States to make sure they are being treated well."
  • Air Marshals Stop 'Shoe Bomb' Attempt On United Jet to Denver (Suspect is Qatari Diplomat)

    04/07/2010 7:22:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 289 replies · 10,168+ views
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Rhonda Schwartz, Richard Esposito, and Brian Ross
    Federal air marshals subdued a man who authorities say attempted to "light his shoes on fire" on a United flight from Washington Reagan to Denver Wednesday night, federal law enforcement officials told ABC News. SNIP The suspect was identified by authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, Mohammed al Modadi. The FBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul.
  • Officials: Plane scare diplomat to be sent home

    04/08/2010 12:25:24 PM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies · 735+ views
    WEWSNewsNet5 ^ | 04/08/2010
    WASHINGTON - A Qatari diplomat who sparked a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane's bathroom will be sent home or transferred to another country, U.S. officials said Thursday. The officials said that as a result of his recall, the U.S. government would not take any formal action against the diplomat. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, said they expected Mohammed Al-Madadi to leave the United States later Thursday or Friday in accordance with assurances given to them by the Qatari embassy in Washington and authorities in the Qatari capital...
  • AP sources: Diplomat was to meet jailed terrorist

    04/08/2010 12:31:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 957+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2010 | MATTHEW LEE and P. SOLOMON BANDA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Qatari diplomat who caused a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane bathroom was traveling for a consular visit to see an imprisoned al-Qaida agent. A State Department official and another person close to the matter say Mohammed Al-Madadi was going to meet Ali Al-Marri for an official visit. Consular officials frequently visit foreigners held in the United States to make sure they are being treated well.
  • Al-Qaeda 'sleeper agent' in Marion federal prison

    11/15/2009 2:56:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,410+ views
    KFVS12.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Posted: Nov 13, 2009 3:14 PM Updated: Nov 13, 2009 3:15 PM MARION, IL (KFVS) - SNIPPET: "Ali Al-Marri, 43, is serving an eight year sentence for being a so called "sleeper agent." He has admitted to training in Al-Qaeda camps and having contact with the alleged planner of the September 11th attacks."
  • Al Qaeda sleeper agent gets 8 years, not 15 as prosecutors had sought

    10/30/2009 3:34:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies · 605+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | Staff
    Peoria, Ill. - A federal judge sentenced an Al Qaeda "sleeper" agent to eight years in prison Thursday -- about half the time prosecutors had requested -- because the agent received what the judge called "unacceptable" treatment in a U.S. Navy brig. U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm could have sentenced Ali Marri to as much as 15 years. Prosecutors had endorsed that, presenting testimony that he remained a threat. But Mihm handed down the lighter sentence of eight years and four months in consideration of what he called "very severe" conditions under which Marri was kept during the almost six...
  • Air Force psychologist testifies at sentencing al-Qaida sleep agent still a threat to US (IL)

    10/28/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 470+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/28/09 | DAVID MERCER , Associated Press
    A U.S. Air Force psychologist described an al-Qaida sleeper agent as a sometimes kind, respectful man who nonetheless would attack the United States if given a chance. The psychologist testified during the first day of a sentencing hearing for 44-year-old former Bradley University graduate student Ali al-Marri, who has admitted training in al-Qaida camps and having contact with those involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The second and what is scheduled to be the final day of al-Marri's sentencing is Thursday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. The Qatar native faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading...
  • Detainee Compromises Likely

    05/04/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 501+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 4, 2009 | By Peter Finn and Carrie Johnson
    Nearly six years ago, President George W. Bush declared Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri an enemy combatant and had him swept out of federal court and into a U.S. Navy brig so he could be interrogated without the legal protections afforded by the criminal justice system. Bush said the Qatari national, arrested as a material witness in Illinois in December 2001, possessed critical intelligence that "would aid U.S. efforts to prevent attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States." In an agreement Marri entered Thursday in Peoria, Ill., he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda and admitted to...
  • Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    04/30/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,627+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Al-Marri entered his guilty plea at a hearing this afternoon before Judge Michael M. Mihm in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In so doing, al-Marri admitted that he agreed with others to provide material support or resources to al-Qaeda in the form of personnel, including himself, to work under al-Qaeda’s...
  • US Wall Around Terror Suspect Easing, Brother Says

    04/23/2009 10:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 291+ views
    The brother of a man accused of plotting terrorist attacks in the U.S. says the wall the government built around him for years has eased with officials allowing him to make phone calls from prison. But Naji al-Marri (NAH'-jee ahl-MAR'-ee) says federal authorities have robbed 43-year-old Ali al-Marri (AH'-lee ahl-MAR'-ee) of more than seven years of his life.
  • Road leads back to Peoria for (Muslim "freedom fighter") al-Marri

    03/23/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies · 314+ views
    pjstar ^ | 3, 22, 09 | ANDY KRAVETZ
    Road leads back to Peoria for al-Marri Accused terrorist Ali al-Marri is expected in U.S. District Court in Peoria on Monday. Related Links Security tightened for al-Marri proceedings (03/22/09) Al-Marri timeline (03/23/09) Family wants fair judgment for al-Marri (03/23/09) On the Web An archive of Journal Star stories and editorials on al-Marri By ANDY KRAVETZ of the Journal Star Posted Mar 22, 2009 @ 08:59 PM Last update Mar 23, 2009 @ 11:23 AM PEORIA — After nearly six years, alleged terrorist Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is back in Peoria. The road back for the former West Peoria resident included...
  • Obama indefinitely detains Geithner; tax cheats, not al Qaeda, the ‘truly dangerous individuals’

    03/22/2009 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 3 replies · 623+ views
    911Families.ForAmerica.org ^ | March 22, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    The WOT has been replaced by the WOTC, the War on Tax Cheats. On '60 Minutes' tonight, President Barack Obama will announce that he is planning to indefinitely detain American Timothy Geithner, on U.S. soil, presumably without trial: Were Geithner to tender his resignation, Obama says he would tell him: "Sorry, buddy, you've still got the job." President Obama released dirty bomber Binyam Mohammed to return back to England. AG Eric Holder says "maybe" Obama will release 17 Uighurs into the United States even though all of them associated with the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, were trained in terrorism by...
  • US top court dismisses Al-Qaeda case (al-Marri, back to You, Obamessiah, and our courts to decide)

    03/06/2009 4:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1,065+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/09 | Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court refused to weigh in Friday on whether US presidents have the authority to indefinitely detain a terrorist suspect in the United States without charges. But it sent the issue back for a new hearing before the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, which ruled in July that former president George W. Bush had that power in the case of Ali al-Marri, an alleged Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. The high court's action effectively delayed resolution of an issue that, while different, could have implications for the estimated 245 "enemy combatants" still being held by the...
  • Terror Trials in U.S. Are A Worry

    03/06/2009 4:09:08 AM PST · by angkor · 10 replies · 552+ views
    Washinfton ComPost ^ | Friday, March 6, 2009 | Jerry Markon
    Terror Trials in U.S. Are A Worry Classified Data Just One Hurdle By Jerry Markon Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 6, 2009; Page A04 When suspected al-Qaeda sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was indicted on criminal charges last week, the Obama administration said it was sending a message that the U.S. courts can deal with terror suspects. But Marri says he was subjected to painful stress positions, extreme sensory deprivation and violent threats and was denied access to lawyers when he was held in a military brig in South Carolina. Those claims are likely to become part of...
  • Supreme Court urged to drop enemy combatant case (Urged by Obama)

    03/04/2009 3:13:51 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies · 1,090+ views
    Ap via Breitbart ^ | Mar 4, 2009 | n/a
    The Obama administration on Wednesday renewed its request that the Supreme Court drop the case of a suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent and not rule on whether a president can indefinitely detain terror suspects in the United States. In papers filed to the court, government lawyers say the case of Ali al-Marri should be dismissed because he has now been charged in civilian criminal court. Acting Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler said for the justices to make a finding in the case would "render a hypothetical pronouncement that would not affect the legal rights of (al-Marri) or any other person." Al-Marri's claim...
  • Transfer of Detainee to Control of the Attorney General (Obama releases terrorist)

    03/02/2009 1:46:19 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 557+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 02/27/2009 | Barack Obama
    Transfer of Detainee to Control of the Attorney General  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                           February 27, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSESUBJECT:  Transfer of Detainee to Control of the Attorney General Based on the information available to me, including the memorandum from the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General dated February 26, 2009, and the joint recommendation contained therein, I hereby determine that it is in the interest of the United States that Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri be released from detention by the Secretary of Defense and transferred to the control of the Attorney General for the...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Gov't asks Supreme Court to dismiss Al-Marri case

    02/28/2009 1:01:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 331+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/09 | Mark Sherman and Devlin Barrett - ap
    WASHINGTON – Suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Al-Marri is now facing criminal charges, but the Obama administration is refusing to rule out the future use of indefinite detention for terrorism suspects picked up in the United States. The administration urged the Supreme Court Friday to dismiss al-Marri's challenge to the president's authority to detain people in the U.S. indefinitely and without charges. Al-Marri was the only person being held inside this country without being charged, the administration said in court papers, and President Barack Obama "has ordered a comprehensive review of all military detention policies worldwide." The transfer signals that...
  • Ali Al-Marri Indicted for Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    02/27/2009 3:44:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 902+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | February 27, 2009 | n/a
    February 27, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-ag-177.html Ali Al-Marri Indicted for Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the Central District of Illinois has returned a two-count indictment charging Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, with providing material support to al-Qaeda and conspiring with others to provide material support to al-Qaeda, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today. The indictment was returned yesterday and unsealed this morning. If convicted, al-Marri, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment for each count of the indictment. “This...
  • 'Enemy Combatant' to be Charged in U.S.

    02/26/2009 7:55:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 362+ views
    abcnews ^ | Feb. 26, 2009 | PIERRE THOMAS and JASON RYAN
    In a stark departure from Bush administration policy, the Justice Department is preparing to charge the only alleged enemy combatant held on U.S. soil in the federal court system, ABC News has learned. U.S. officials said Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, a Qatari national whom FBI agents arrested in Illinois in December 2001, could face charges for allegedly providing material support to terrorists. One day before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, al Marri and his family legally entered the United States so he could begin a master's degree program at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He had received a bachelor's...
  • Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court

    02/26/2009 2:42:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 36 replies · 2,754+ views
    Ap via Yahoo! News ^ | February 25, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because it's a pending criminal case. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists. To justify holding al-Marri, the Bush administration claimed the...
  • In Shift, Imprisoned Al Qaeda Follower Faces Federal Trial (0's Policy of Coddling Terrorists)

    02/26/2009 3:09:56 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies · 226+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/26/2009 | David Johnston & Neil Lewis
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to bring terrorism-related charges against an alleged al Qaeda follower imprisoned for more than five years in a step that would place the case in a civilian criminal court and eliminate the possibility of a trial before a military tribunal, government officials said Thursday. The expected indictment against the prisoner, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, could signify an important shift in detainee policy because the Bush administration had long asserted that Mr. Al-Marri should be tried before a military tribunal and was not entitled to the protections afforded by federal courts. The decision to...
  • Obama Seeks Delay in case of 'Enemy Combatant' Held in US

    01/23/2009 10:02:55 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies · 800+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order asking the Supreme Court to delay a review of the case of Qatari national Ali al-Marri, the only "enemy combatant" detained on US soil. "You have a legal resident (of the United States) who has been detained; he is clearly a dangerous individual," Obama told reporters as he signed an executive order pertaining directly to al-Marri's case. "His case is currently before the Supreme Court. We have asked for a delay in ... going before the Supreme Court in dealing with this case, so that we...
  • Israel Kills Serb-Killer in Gaza

    01/18/2009 11:08:34 PM PST · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 756+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | January 18, 2009 | Julia Gorin
    Saudi fighter killed GAZA CITY: A Saudi Arabian who went to the Gaza Strip to fight alongside Hamas was killed during Israel’s offensive in the Palestinian territory, several Islamic websites reported yesterday. Abu Mohammed Al Marri, who reportedly arrived in Gaza 10 days before the start of the Israeli offensive, “has become a martyr in the land of Gaza,” the websites said. The man, from a town in eastern Saudi Arabia, was a veteran of battles against Russian troops in Afghanistan and in Chechnya as well as against Serb and Croat forces in Bosnia, the websites said.
  • "Enemy combatant" will be early test for Obama (Ali al-Marri, accused al Qaeda "sleeper" agent)

    01/07/2009 7:20:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/09 | Harriet McLeod
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The case of Ali al-Marri, accused of being an al Qaeda "sleeper" agent and held for 5-1/2 years at a U.S. military prison in South Carolina, will be an early test for President-elect Barack Obama. In his first month in office, Obama will have to tell the Supreme Court whether he will abandon his predecessor's claim that anyone the president deems a national security threat can be imprisoned indefinitely without charges in the United States. Marri is the only person still held in the United States as an "enemy combatant." His case is a test...
  • High court could give Obama early challenge [terrorist]

    11/23/2008 8:28:53 AM PST · by Hadean · 6 replies · 711+ views
    The State ^ | Nov. 23, 2008 | Mark Sherman and Meg Kinnard
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court could hand President-elect Barack Obama a delicate problem in the coming days: what to do with a suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent who is the only person detained in this country as an enemy combatant. Ali al-Marri has been held in virtual isolation in a Navy brig near Charleston for nearly 5½ years. He is challenging President Bush’s authority to subject a legal resident of the United States to indefinite military detention without being charged or tried. The justices are expected to consider al-Marri’s case when they meet in private Tuesday. If they agree to hear...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • US residents in military brigs? Govt says it's war

    05/24/2008 9:36:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 195+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/08 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore, where the U.S. says the Constitution does not apply. But Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is a U.S. resident being held in a South Carolina military brig; he is the only enemy combatant held on U.S. soil. That makes his case very different. Al-Marri's capture six years ago might be the Bush administration's biggest domestic counterterrorism success story. Authorities say he was an al-Qaida sleeper agent living in middle America, researching poisonous gasses and plotting a cyberattack. To justify...
  • Al-Qaida Military Chief Killed, Taliban Confirms

    11/19/2001 7:48:30 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 449+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-19-2001
    Al-qaida military chief killed, taliban confirms The military chief of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network was killed along with seven colleagues in a US bombing raid three days ago, a Taliban official has confirmed. Mullah Najibullah, a Taliban official in the south-east Afghan border town of Spinboldak, confirmed Atef's death but would not identify the location of the airstrike or the other al-Qaida members who died with him. It was the first time a senior Taliban official has confirmed Friday's claim by US officials that Atef was killed in an airstrike outside Kabul. Atef's death is seen as a ...
  • On the trail of an 'enemy combatant'~Details emerge on Marri's alleged role in 2nd wave...

    07/21/2007 12:43:11 PM PDT · by ZacandPook · 9 replies · 999+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2007 | Susan Schmidt
    Excerpt: Use of poisons U.S. intelligence officials believe that Marri trained for two years in Afghanistan, among other things receiving instruction in the use of poisons and toxins at the Derunta camp near Jalalabad, sources said. He is believed to have trained under Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Egyptian specialist in chemical and biological weapons who was killed ... *** U.S. authorities allege that Marri had gone to the United Arab Emirates in August 2001 to get more than $13,000 in cash from Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, the alleged paymaster for the Sept. 11 plotters. *** The Islamic Assembly of North America,...
  • Al Qaeda's American Harbor

    06/13/2007 10:13:51 PM PDT · by gpapa · 4 replies · 331+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | June 14, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    On Monday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that al Qaeda agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri can't be detained as an enemy combatant. The press corps is reporting--no, shouting, cheering, doing somersaults--that this is further proof that Bush Administration detainee policies are doomed to legal oblivion. Well, here's a wager: This decision is the outlier and will be overturned on appeal, while most of the Administration's legal antiterror architecture will survive past January 20, 2009. Any takers?
  • Court Rules in Favor of Enemy Combatant

    06/11/2007 4:09:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies · 1,286+ views
    breitbart ^ | Jun 11 03:44 PM US/Eastern | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Bush administration cannot use new anti-terrorism laws to keep U.S. residents locked up indefinitely without charging them, a divided federal appeals court said Monday. The ruling was a harsh rebuke of one of the central tools the administration believes it has to combat terror. "To sanction such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians, even if the President calls them 'enemy combatants,' would have disastrous consequences for the constitution—and the country," the court panel said. In the 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found that the...
  • US: Immigrants may be held indefinitely

    11/13/2006 8:39:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 722+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/06 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees. In court documents filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Justice Department said a new anti-terrorism law being used to hold detainees in Guantanamo Bay also applies to foreigners captured and held in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar, was arrested in 2001 while studying in...
  • Ex-Peorian Remains Jailed As An Enemy Combatant

    09/09/2006 7:56:45 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 728+ views
    PJStar.com ^ | 9/8/06 | ANDY KRAVETZ
    It started with a police officer's intuition in a Central Peoria neighborhood just south of Northwoods Mall three days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Peoria officer noticed a car was being driven erratically and pulled it over. The driver had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court 10 years before on another infraction, and offered to pay a cash bond on the spot, even reaching into a briefcase full of money. Something just didn't feel right, so the officer hauled the driver in on the warrant as well as the new traffic ticket. That everyday...
  • The IL General Assembly: terrorist aides

    01/01/2004 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kuksool · 10 replies · 1,984+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | December 31, 2003 | JILL STANEK
    Revelations in the Peoria Journal Star earlier this week that the Peoria/Champaign area is one of seven in the United States on a terrorist “circuit” were frightening. “Terrorists enter the United States in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then move to Phoenix, then Denver," reported Phil Luciano of the PJS. "From there some head to Peoria and Champaign. Some terrorists remain in those communities, while others head on to New York City" (emphasis added). Luciano was provided this information by Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, who received it at a recent FBI conference held in Springfield. Names of larger cities...
  • Peoria part of terrorist 'circuit'

    12/30/2003 10:07:33 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 4 replies · 590+ views
    http://www.pjstar.com ^ | 12/30/03 | Phil Luciano
    Former West Peorian Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri has been locked up as an enemy combatant, but his terrorist comrades continue to work in central Illinois. Peoria and Champaign are part of a seven-city "circuit" that moves and disperses terrorists to specific sites across the nation, says Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy. McCoy got that information at a recent FBI conference in Springfield. He shares that snippet of intelligence not to panic central Illinois, but to stress what the FBI told police at the conference: America, including much of its law-enforcement community, has not taken seriously enough the threat of al-Qaida...
  • Peoria part of terrorist 'circuit': Peoria County sheriff says Champaign also among 7 stopovers

    12/31/2003 5:13:13 AM PST · by SCR1 · 31 replies · 1,290+ views
    Peoria Journal Star newspaper ^ | December 28, 2003 | Phil Luciano
    Former West Peorian Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri has been locked up as an enemy combatant, but his terrorist comrades continue to work in central Illinois. Peoria and Champaign are part of a seven-city "circuit" that moves and disperses terrorists to specific sites across the nation, says Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy. McCoy got that information at a recent FBI conference in Springfield. He shares that snippet of intelligence not to panic central Illinois, but to stress what the FBI told police at the conference: America, including much of its law-enforcement community, has not taken seriously enough the threat of al-Qaida...
  • Peoria part of terrorist 'circuit'

    12/28/2003 9:00:13 PM PST · by Holly_P · 7 replies · 209+ views
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | 12/28/03 | Phil Luciano
    Peoria County sheriff says Champaign also among 7 stopovers Former West Peorian Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri has been locked up as an enemy combatant, but his terrorist comrades continue to work in central Illinois. Peoria and Champaign are part of a seven-city "circuit" that moves and disperses terrorists to specific sites across the nation, says Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy. McCoy got that information at a recent FBI conference in Springfield. He shares that snippet of intelligence not to panic central Illinois, but to stress what the FBI told police at the conference: America, including much of its law-enforcement community,...
  • Islamic chaplain is charged as spy

    09/20/2003 1:41:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 421 replies · 3,552+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/20/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>An Army Islamic chaplain, who counseled al Qaeda prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, has been charged with espionage, aiding the enemy and spying, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Capt. James J. Yee, a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., was arrested earlier this month by the FBI in Jacksonville, Fla., as he arrived on a military charter flight from Guantanamo, according to a law-enforcement source.</p>
  • Third enemy combatant moved to Charleston brig

    08/23/2003 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 365+ views
    <p>A U.S.-born man captured in Afghanistan has joined two other men deemed enemy combatants at the Navy brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station.</p> <p>Yasser Esam Hamdi was transferred to the brig near Hanahan from Norfolk, Va., on July 30, Maj. Michael Shavers said.</p>
  • 'Enemy combatant' met bin Laden to offer aid, U.S. says

    06/24/2003 10:25:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 173+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 25, 2003 | By Jerry Seper
    <p>The Qatari native held as an "enemy combatant" because of suspected ties to terrorists personally met in Afghanistan with Osama bin Laden and other senior al Qaeda members, where he pledged his loyalty and offered himself as a martyr, federal authorities say.</p>
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • Terror suspect named as 'enemy combatant'

    06/23/2003 10:25:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2003 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A Qatar native held on charges of lying to the FBI in an investigation into the September 11 attacks was designated yesterday as an "enemy combatant" and could be tried before a military tribunal for helping al Qaeda operatives relocate in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, in Justice Department custody since late 2001, was given the new designation by President Bush and handed over to the Defense Department.</p>
  • Qatari Man Designated Enemy Combatant

    06/23/2003 12:57:40 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 3 replies · 165+ views
    Qatari Man Designated Enemy Combatant POSTED: 3:16 p.m. EDT June 23, 2003 UPDATED: 3:32 p.m. EDT June 23, 2003 WASHINGTON -- A man from Qatar has been designated as an enemy combatant of the United States -- for allegedly paving the way for al-Qaida operatives to settle in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al Marri has been in custody since 2001. The government's move puts him under the control of the Defense Department, without the rights afforded defendants in the civilian criminal justice system. Al Marri is accused of lying to the FBI, and also of credit card fraud....
  • Mystery man in 9/11 terror case-Who is Ali Al-Marri? FBI links him to hijackers

    01/12/2003 1:20:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 604+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/12/03 | RICHARD T. PIENCIAK
    In the 16 months since the Sept. 11 attacks, thousands of Middle Eastern men have been questioned and detained by the FBI. Many Americans have wondered what became of these people. How many were actually terrorists? How many were actually rabid followers of Osama Bin Laden's jihad against America? One of them, Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri — a 37-year-old from Qatar who returned to the United States on Sept. 10, 2001, less than 24 hours before the World Trade Center attacks — has become the target of a massive terrorism investigation. FBI agents first questioned Al-Marri at his West Peoria,...
  • Telephone records said to link man to terrorist attacks

    03/20/2002 9:45:03 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 267+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/21/02 | AP
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) — FBI agents searching telephone records have linked a 36-year-old Illinois student to the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, according to newly unsealed court papers.</p> <p>Ali Salem Kahlah Al-Marri has not been charged with any role in the September 11 terrorist attacks, and his attorney, Richard Jasper Jr., questioned the link.</p>
  • FBI Agents Say Phone Records Link Illinois Student to Sept. 11 Terrorists

    03/20/2002 3:41:59 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 69 replies · 1,269+ views
    Associated Press | AP-ES-03-20-02 1918EST | By Mike Robinson
    FBI Agents Say Phone Records Link Illinois Student to Sept. 11 TerroristsBy Mike Robinson Associated Press WriterPublished: Mar 20, 2002 CHICAGO (AP) - FBI agents searching telephone records have linked a 36-year-old Illinois student to the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, according to newly unsealed court papers. Ali Salem Kahlah Al-Marri has not been charged with any role in the Sept. 11 attacks and his lawyer, Richard Jasper Jr., questioned the link. Al-Marri was arrested Jan. 28 and is being held in New York on a federal charge of unlawful possession of more than 15 credit...