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  • Obama frees al-Qaida explosives expert from Gitmo

    01/21/2016 5:28:43 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 1/21/16
    The Obama administration announced Thursday the latest release of terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One of the men, a Bosnian named Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah, admitted to being a member of al-Qaida and developed explosives for the terror group to target U.S. military personnel and civilians, the Free Beacon reported. The Hill first reported the release and transfer of al-Sawah back to Bosnia. Al-Sawah developed explosives and trained al-Qaida operatives in how to use them, according to his file, which was published by the New York Times. “Detainee is an admitted member of al-Qaida who developed...
  • DoD to release two Al Qaeda detainees from Gitmo with explosives expertise

    01/21/2016 11:41:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    What could go wrong? The Obama administration pushed its project to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to a new level today. CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Department of Defense announced the release of a full-fledged member of al-Qaeda to Bosnia — one of the men who presented a threat to commercial airliners before getting captured in 2002 by purportedly inventing the shoe bomb: DOD announces transfer of Gitmo detainee Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah to Bosnia. Member of AQ who developed IEDs to use v commercial planes— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 21, 2016 The Miami Herald...
  • Obama releases al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives expert

    01/21/2016 11:39:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration has released one of al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives experts, a man personally praised by Osama bin Laden and who created the shoe-bomb design that was used unsuccessfully to bring down an airliner in 2001. The Pentagon said on Thursday that Egyptian Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah, who may have known of the September 11, 2001 plot, was transferred to the government of Bosnia. Al Sawah fought with the Bosnia army in the early 1990s and eventually made his way to Afghanistan in 2000. Like other members of al Qaeda, al-Sawah began his terrorism career as a...
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...
  • 'They would check if the white people were moving then shoot them again'

    01/17/2016 5:15:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2016 | COREY CHARLTON
    Survivors of the harrowing attack in Burkina Faso have described how jihadis targeted Westerners by executing those who looked to be European as they lay injured after being gunned down. At least one American and six Canadians, as well as French, Dutch and Swiss nationals are among the 29 people from 18 different countries killed during the 15-hour terror attack by Al-Qaeda militants. Burkinabe special forces, assisted by 30 French special forces, broke the lengthy siege last night by storming the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou. Three of the gunmen were killed after a firefight before the hotel was re-captured by...
  • Gunfire, explosions in 'terror attack' at Burkina Faso hotel

    01/15/2016 4:18:43 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2016 | AFP
    Ouagadougou (AFP) - Gunshots and explosions were heard coming from one of Ouagadougou's main hotels and a nearby restaurant on Friday night, with a witness saying several people had been killed in what the French embassy called a terrorist attack. Around 10 vehicles were on fire in the street where the four-star Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant opposite -- both popular with United Nations staff and westerners -- are located in a busy, central area of Burkina Faso's capital not far from the international airport. The attack comes less than two months after a jihadist hostage siege at the...
  • Unreal: Obama Frees Gitmo Detainee Who Vowed to 'Kill As Many Americans As He Could' Upon Release

    01/13/2016 5:02:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    In President Obama's quest to shut down Guantanamo Bay, his administration is continuing apace in releasing detainees. We're only 13 days into the new year and four have already been released, including 40-year-old Muhammad al Rahman al-Shumrani. Al-Shumrani's transfer back to his home country of Saudi Arabia is particularly troublesome because he's already made it clear that killing Americans will be a top priority upon his release. According to his leaked confidential file, he reportedly told guards on October 14, 2007, the following: On 14 October 2007, detainee stated, "When I get out of here, I will go to...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers 2004 State Department Records Confirming Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al...

    01/13/2016 10:36:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 13, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch Uncovers 2004 State Department Records Confirming Arab Smuggling "Cells," Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico. For more than a decade the U.S. government has known that "Arab extremists" are entering the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network "cells," according to State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch that reveal among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in...
  • Toll in Russia raids on Qaeda-run Syria jail rises to 81: monitor

    01/11/2016 6:16:28 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 21 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 01/10/2016 | AFP
    Toll in Russia raids on Qaeda-run Syria jail rises to 81: monitor AFP 22 hours ago Beirut (AFP) - At least 81 people, including 23 Al-Qaeda fighters, were killed in Russian strikes on a prison complex run by the jihadist group in Syria's northwest, a monitor said Sunday in a new toll. The strikes on Saturday targeted an Al-Nusra Front building near a popular market in northwestern Idlib province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The complex in Maarat Al-Numan housed the group's religious court and a jail. The dead included 23 Al-Nusra fighters and six non-jihadist rebels...
  • Source: 'Al Qaeda followers' among 17 being transferred from Gitmo

    01/04/2016 11:39:49 AM PST · by driftdiver · 3 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/4/2016 | Catherine Herridge
    The group of 17 detainees expected to be transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as early as this week includes “multiple bad guys” and “Al Qaeda followers,” a source who has reviewed the list told Fox News. Little is known publicly about which prisoners are being prepared for transfer, but the Obama administration has notified Congress it plans to ship out 17 detainees – some of whom could be transferred within days. While the identities of the men are closely held, the source who spoke with Fox News said it includes “multiple bad guys … not taxi drivers and cooks.” This...
  • Donald Trump, a reality that not even al Qaeda-affiliate, al Shabaab can help Hillary bury

    01/04/2016 7:59:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Judi McLeod
    Clinton’s puny and patently ridiculous offering of "It’s time for a woman to be president” at a time when women like her ignore the plight of their sisters in burkas, fades to trite against “Make America Great Again”. The Valley of Tears of Life on Earth being tough going for most, we’re living out our days in a fantasy ‘Star Wars World’, where we don’t have the nuisance of having to identify who the ‘bad guy’ is. Star Wars’ light side against the dark side is only a spin-off of the centuries’ long battle of good against evil. The biggest...
  • Lies about Guantanamo…

    01/01/2016 4:12:06 AM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 1 Jan 2016 | Christopher W. Holton
    There is so much disinformation spreading around about the facility housing Jihadist terrorists at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that one hardly knows where to begin. The most widespread lie is the myth that Guantanamo is a key recruiting tool for the global Jihad movement. That was NEVER true and it is not true today. This is a classic example of the “Big Lie,” in which government officials repeat a preposterous lie often enough and loud enough that it eventually becomes taken for granted as truth, first by the corrupt, recalcitrant media, and eventually by the ignorant...
  • NYT: ‘Al Qaeda Training Camps Are Sprouting’ in Afghanistan

    12/30/2015 3:12:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    NYT/Brietbart ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Edwin Mora
    Afghanistan has once again become a breeding ground for al Qaeda (AQ) training camps, as the Obama administration focuses on combating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and a resurgent Taliban in the country, reports the New York Times (NYT). This revelation comes more than 14 years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan drove out al Qaeda and toppled the Taliban government that backed them. "Even as the Obama administration scrambles to confront the Islamic State and resurgent Taliban, an old enemy seems to be reappearing in Afghanistan: Qaeda training camps are sprouting up there, forcing the Pentagon and American intelligence agencies...
  • Directive 11: Obama's Secret Islamist Plan

    12/20/2015 8:41:50 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jun 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Qaida 'leader' claims beheading of Sudan editor

    09/12/2006 9:29:53 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 425+ views
    China Daily ^ | September 13 2006
    A man purporting to lead an African branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility yesterday for the beheading of a Sudanese newspaper editor who was found dead last week. The man, in a statement distributed to Sudanese newspapers, called editor Mohamed Taha a "dog of dogs from the ruling party", and accused him of insulting the prophet Mohammad. The statement was signed by Abu Hafs al-Sudani, who said he was the leader of al-Qaida in Sudan and Africa. Taha, an ally of the government who was himself an Islamist, was reported kidnapped from outside his home in the capital Khartoum a week...
  • Ex-Guantanamo detainee now an al Qaeda leader in Yemen

    12/09/2015 9:40:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani. In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012. Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders.
  • US gives Hamas fundraising front $100,000 [“Islamic Relief Worldwide”]

    12/09/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/8/2015, 10:56 PM | Ari Yashar
    The US Agency for International Development (USAID), a taxpayer-funded aid organization, is giving a $100,000 federal grant to an Islamic charity banned in Israel for giving aid to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Grant information on the USAID endowment reveals the massive allotment to Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) will be given in 2016 for various foreign projects. IRW was banned in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, after investigations revealed it was a fundraising front for Hamas, channeling its donations to funding attacks and paying terrorists. It also was found to be tied to the Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Kalashnikov bullets found in police raid 'linked' to radical Paris mosque closure

    12/08/2015 4:04:09 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Henry Samuel
    Police discover "bullets, Islamist propaganda and unauthorised madrassa" in raid after closure of mosque in Lagny-sur-Seine, outside Paris, in wake of Paris terror attacks.
  • Ted Cruz Proposes Three-Year Ban on Refugees From Islamic State- and Al Qaeda-Controlled...

    12/08/2015 2:40:10 PM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Leigh Munsil
    Ted Cruz Proposes Three-Year Ban on Refugees From Islamic State- and Al Qaeda-Controlled Countries, Refuses to Attack Trump Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz outlined Tuesday three pieces of legislation he thinks will keep Americans safe from threats by the Islamic State exploiting an influx of Syrian refugees - and dodged every opportunity to attack Donald Trump over GOP front-runner's widely derided plan to ban Muslims from entry to the U.S.When asked about Trump's statement Monday calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," the Texas senator said that he disagreed with that proposal but that...
  • Garland Texas And San Bernardino Are Al Qaeda Attacks

    12/07/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Dec 7, 2015 | Ray76
    Al Qaeda terrorist recruiter Mohamed Hassan, a "refugee" from Somalia, guided Syed Farook (San Bernardino Christmas party jihadi) and Elton Simpson (Garland, Texas draw mohammed jihadi) http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/politics/fbi-warning-elton-simpson-cartoon-event-attack/http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/somali-refugee-linked-to-san-bernardino-terror-attack/
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Yemen Blast

    12/06/2015 1:12:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 Dec, 2015 | MOHAMMED AL-KIBSI
    Islamic State has claimed a bombing in Yemen that killed the governor of the port city of Aden on Sunday, underlining the growing reach of terror groups amid an eight-month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
  • Al-Qaida-OKC link incl. in Berger doc? Missing doc possi. presents evidence of Al-Zawahiri visit

    07/21/2004 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 46 replies · 2,403+ views
    2004WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 21, 2004 | Ron Strom
    The woman who wrote the definitive book on a Middle Eastern connection to the Oklahoma City bombing says the classified terror-threat report at the center of a criminal investigation of former Clinton aide Sandy Berger might include information about a high-level al-Qaida operative having visited OKC ahead of the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building. As WorldNetDaily reported, Berger removed handwritten notes and secret documents from a National Archives reading room prior to his testimony before the 9-11 Commission. One of the documents was the draft of an after-action report he ordered his anti-terror czar, Richard Clarke, to write...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan's most notorious

    12/04/2015 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4th, 2015 | By Imtiaz Hussain
    The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country's most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe. Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials. It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.
  • Leading Net Neutrality Activist Campaigned on Behalf of al-Qaeda Supporter

    12/03/2015 6:21:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    An influential activist who met with members of the Obama Administration to promote net neutrality campaigned on behalf of a convicted Al Qaeda supporter,Breitbart Techcan reveal. Evan Greer is the campaign director for Fight For The Future, which led grassroots efforts to promote net neutrality to the Obama Administration. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, and she describes herself as a “touring queer riot-folksinger.”For three years, she also campaigned on behalf of Tarek Mehanna, an open admirer of Osama Bin Laden who was convicted of aiding al-Qaeda in 2012.Mehanna was convicted in 2012, after prosecutors proved that in 2004...
  • A Sober Reflection on Appropriate Measures to Counteract ISIS

    12/01/2015 4:51:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Armstrong Williams
    It is an oft-stated maxim that acts of terrorism are carried out by organizations with weak military power and a strong political motive. Despite receiving some funding and munitions by way of black market oil sales Isis is a miniscule military force, especially when compared against the military power of their two most recent targets France, Lebanon and (likely) Russia. But Isis' goal in these attacks was not to achieve a military victory, but to instill fear in the hearts and minds of the people who were attacked, and to use that fear to provoke overreaction and political instability for...
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • 2015 11 22 John Haller's Prophecy Update "World Crisis" (video)

    11/23/2015 8:57:11 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 11/22/15 | John Haller
    They claim to be Muslim, they quote the Quran, they claim their actions are in the name of the (false god) Allah, yet the progressive talking heads and liberal media types claim that none of the terrorist attacks were done in the name of a religious worldview, a movement that unashamedly admits that its ultimate goal is world domination. "Convert or Die" is the calling card that is ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and many others leave behind everywhere it touches. And yet, world political leaders are turning a blind eye and ignoring this fact and in doing so, imperil...
  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • IN 1 MONTH, 8 "REFUGEES" IN US IN COURT FOR JOINING ISIS, AL QAEDA

    11/25/2015 8:07:06 PM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    FRONTPAGE ^ | November 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Politicians and the media can't stop bleating about all the "multi-layered vetting" that will keep any of the 10,000 Syrian migrants that Obama wants to bring to America in just one year from being terrorists. Even though polls show that between 13% to 30% of Syrian refugees support ISIS. (That's at least 1,300 ISIS supporters entering America in just one year.) Here's how well refugee vetting works. Senator Jeff Sessions has a list of some refugees in this country turned terrorists. It's a recent list and there were 8 refugees indicted in one month. In February 2015, Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim,...
  • 'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

    11/24/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by wtd · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Alster
    'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigadeHAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad "Abu Ali" al-Baridi,...
  • Al Qaeda has not been neutralized

    11/21/2015 2:36:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 20 November 2015 | Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn
    Secretary of State John Kerry believes that al Qaeda’s “top leadership” has been “neutralize[d]” as “an effective force.” A brief look at al Qaeda's position throughout the globe tells a different story. Dozens of senior al Qaeda terrorists, including of course Osama bin Laden, have been eliminated. But al Qaeda is not a simple top-down terrorist group that can be entirely vanquished by killing or detaining select key leaders. It is a paramilitary insurgency organization that is principally built for waging guerilla warfare. Terrorism is a part of what al Qaeda does, but not nearly all. And a key reason...
  • John Kerry: We neutralized al-Qaeda and will do so faster to ISIS

    11/20/2015 11:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The poor timing of Obama administration declarations continues today. Last night, Secretary of State John Kerry tried to bolster confidence in Barack Obama’s ISIS strategy by drawing a parallel to the fight against al-Qaeda and ask for just a little more patience. Kerry declared that the US had “neutralized them as an effective force,” and that the US was on track to do the same to ISIS even more quickly:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO We’re confident that if we stay steady, and our heads in thinking creatively but also being strog and committed to our fundamental value, we’re...
  • Al Qaeda has not been neutralized

    11/20/2015 10:54:07 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 1 replies
    The Long Way Journal / Weekly Standard ^ | 11/20/15 | Bill Roggio and Thomas Jocelyn
    Editor’s note: This article was originally published at The Weekly Standard. Secretary of State John Kerry believes that al Qaeda’s “top leadership” has been “neutralize[d]” as “an effective force.” He made the claim while discussing the administration’s strategy, or lack thereof, for combating the Islamic State, which is al Qaeda’s jihadist rival. Kerry believes that the US. and its allies can finish off the Islamic State quicker than al Qaeda. There’s just one problem: It is not true that al Qaeda or its top leaders have been “neutralize[d].” Dozens of senior al Qaeda terrorists, including of course Osama bin Laden,...
  • 170 hostages in Mali luxury hotel

    11/20/2015 1:00:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 197 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Muslim terrorists opened fire on an upscale hotel on Friday in the city of Bamako, the capital of the western African state of Mali. The jihadists used automatic weapons according to security sources, and apparently have taken people hostage in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Some reports indicate that at least three people have died in the attack. The luxury hotel, which has 190 rooms, is a popular site for Western officials according to French-language media. According to the French RFI radio, the attack was launched by three assailants who entered the hotel with diplomatic cars. Security forces have set up...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    11/18/2015 10:56:56 AM PST · by McGruff · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | JAMES GORDON and MEEK BRIAN ROSS
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America's heartland. The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may...
  • 7/7 mastermind is seized in Iraq

    04/27/2007 4:30:10 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 101 replies · 5,075+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/28/07 | ean ONeill, Tim Reid and Michael Evans
    The al-Qaeda leader who is thought to have devised the plan for the July 7 suicide bombings in London and an array of terrorist plots against Britain has been captured by the Americans. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a former major in Saddam Husseins army, was apprehended as he tried to enter Iraq from Iran and was transferred this week to the high-value detainee programme at Guantanamo Bay. Abd al-Hadi was taken into CIA custody last year, it emerged from US intelligence sources yesterday, in a move which suggests that he was interrogated for months in a ghost prison before being transferred...
  • St Maarten - funding terrorism?

    10/06/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 669+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | October 06 2007 | Gijs van den Heuvel
    The Caribbean island of St Maarten - part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - is an important centre for international drug trafficking. The island might also be involved in financing terrorism in the Middle East and Afghanistan. These are two conclusions reached in a confidential report about to be published by the Dutch Research and Documentation Centre (RDC). The report, "Organised crime and law enforcement on St. Maarten", is due to be presented to the Antillean Justice Minister David Dick on Monday, 8 October, but its conclusions are already common knowledge. The RDC itself has declined to comment until...
  • Barack Obama's Failed Containment Strategy

    11/18/2015 11:42:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    In his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama repeatedly said that al-Qaeda's terrorist forces were "decimated" and we "had them on the run." But the events of the last few days demonstrated anew what we've known for a long time. Al-Qaeda metastasized into larger terrorist groups that have grown stronger and more deadly striking at the heart of Europe, blowing up a Russian passenger jet in Egypt, and plotting right now to attack America. Obama, who won a second term to a large degree on his naive victory claim, had misjudged the powerful reach of the Islamist death squads that have...
  • ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: The Refugee Flow Out of Syria Must Be Treated as a National Security Risk

    11/17/2015 8:33:47 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | November 16, 2015
    In September, sent letter to department heads requesting information on policies admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in September sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey. In his letter, Sen. Cruz shared grave concerns regarding the Administration’s intent to import tens of thousands of individuals from Syria and elsewhere who have not been properly vetted for ties to ISIS, al Qaeda, al Nusra and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. “In the current...
  • Two Days After Paris Attack Obama Administration Transfers Five GITMO Detainees To The UAE

    11/16/2015 8:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, White House National Security adviser Susan Rice said during an interview that officials in the Obama administration would "die trying" to close Guantanamo Bay prison, something President Obama promised to do during his 2008 presidential campaign. Last summer we saw the exchange of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl (someone Rice said served with "honor and distinction") for five top Taliban commanders. Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.The Department of Defense announced late Sunday...
  • 1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack

    05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 93 replies · 564+ views
    AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon
    WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building. "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said. The report, entitled the "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?," described the suicide hijacking as one of several possible retribution...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Hollande: 'We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless'

    11/13/2015 7:52:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    French President Francois Hollande promised early Saturday morning that France would respond to terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people with a "pitiless" war against the group responsible. "We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless," he said at the Bataclan, the site of one of the attacks, according to the Guardian. "Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities, they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow," Hollande added....
  • Al Zawahiri, on 9/10/12, called on Libyans to attack Americans

    05/06/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Paul Cruickshank
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again referenced the Benghazi, Libya, attack in an audio tape posted on jihadist websites last week, in remarks that, like all his statements, were immediately carefully scrutinized by counter-terrorism analysts searching for clues about the terrorist networks operations. Al-Zawahiri had called for Americans to be targeted in Libya the day before the diplomatic mission was attacked, leading to speculation that al Qaedas leadership in Pakistan had some sort of role or influence in the attack.
  • Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack

    05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson
    (CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility...
  • Al-Qaida terror boss caught on migrant boat

    11/09/2015 6:48:11 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/09/2015 | Leo Hohmann
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  • Ted Cruz Is Right: The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization (Andrew McCarthy)

    11/07/2015 7:18:02 AM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
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    11/05/2015 4:50:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Rediff.com India News ^ | Friday, November 6, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Two Indian brothers are among four men who have been indicted by a US federal court on charges of providing material support to slain Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, prosecutors said. The two Indians are Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, and his brother Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 36. The other two are Asif Ahmed Salim, 35, and his brother Sultane Room Salim, 40. All four men have been indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, one count of providing material support and resources to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice....
  • Al Qaeda confirms death of ‘Khorasan’ military emir

    11/03/2015 10:06:09 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 1 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 11/03/2015 | Bill Roggio
    Al Qaeda confirmed that the US killed its military commander for the "Khorasan," or Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a drone strike in Waziristan in early 2014. Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as the group's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is one of many unknown al Qaeda leaders who "work in silence and leave in silence," according to a prominent jihadist who reported his death one year ago. Maghribi was also a contributor to the jihadist group’s Vanguards of Khorasan magazine. Maghribi's death was confirmed in a message released yesterday by al Qaeda that featured Ayman al Zawahiri....