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  • Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

    06/20/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    War On Terror: As what the feds call "other than Mexicans" and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, "I'll see you in New York"? We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group. You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles...
  • ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'

    07/22/2014 6:02:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    chistian Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | LEONARDO BLAIR
    (Photo: 1,800-year-old church being burnt to the ground in Mosul, Iraq. Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako.Sources told Shoebat that the ISIS group in Mosul called "Daash" completely burned the Syriac Catholic Diocese and its contents in Mosul. A Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian Website released photos of the church in flames Saturday.Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! RelatedISIL Members...
  • Turkey, Qatar excluded from Cairo Islamic meeting

    03/22/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | March/22/2014
    Egypt has not invited Qatar and Turkey for a major Islamic conference due in Cairo later this week, according to a report published on March 22. “We are not having a crisis with the Qatari or Turkish people … The issue lies in the policy of the Turkish and Qatari governments,” Egyptian Minister of Waqfs (religious endowments) Mohammad Jumaa told at a press conference, has reported. Cairo will host a conference on March 25 on religious extremism, as Egypt continues a crackdown on Islamists in what the military-backed government portrays as a “war on terrorism”. Around 80 scholars from...
  • Muslims conduct 'human sacrifice' on video

    03/12/2014 9:25:13 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 3/13/2014 | WND
    Newly released videos show Muslims conducting ritual human sacrifices by slitting the throats of their victims or putting a bullet in their heads, according to researcher Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity. Shoebats report includes several videos of ritual sacrifices. He noted the speaker in one video uses the term Qurban just before gunfire erupts and men lined up in a row fall to the floor one by one. Shoebat explained that the Arabic term can only signify a sacrifice, which indicates that the filmed slaughter is nothing but a ritual human...
  • Senate Panel Approves Arms for Syrian Rebels

    05/22/2013 1:40:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 47 replies ^ | May 22, 2013 | Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON - A Senate panel voted Tuesday to provide weapons to rebels battling the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the first time lawmakers have endorsed the aggressive U.S. military step of arming the opposition. ... "The greatest humanitarian crisis in the world is unfolding in and around Syria," said Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), the committee chief. ". . . The United States must play a role in tipping the scales toward opposition groups and working to build a free and democratic Syria." Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the panel's top Republican, implicitly criticized the Obama administration as he...
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorkers Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosens personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator. As Lizza put it, Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    05/21/2013 1:01:08 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 194 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st, 2013 | Roger L Simon
    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. snip... Stevens mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to...
  • In Timbuktu, Harsh Change Under Islamists

    06/03/2012 1:50:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/2/12 | ADAM NOSSITER
    BAMAKO, Mali Isolated for centuries by the harsh desert that surrounds it, Timbuktu now finds itself even more cut off from the rest of the world. Rebels who captured the city in northern Mali in April have imposed a form of hard-edged Islamic rule, prompting many residents to flee in fear and changing the face of what had been a tolerant and easygoing destination that drew tourists from around the world. Women are now forced to wear full, face-covering veils. Music is banned from the radio. Cigarettes are snatched from the mouths of pedestrians. And the look of the...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/19/2012 6:37:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Michael Kelly
    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria Michael Kelley | 46 minutes ago US Weapons Are Going To Hard-Line Jihadists Fighting To Topple The Syrian Regime The details of the September 11 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are still murky and there's certainly more to be known. Former CIA officer Clare Lopez argues that the key issue is "the relationship of the U.S. government, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya with Al Qaeda." That relationship, Lopez argues, could be connected to the rise...
  • Militant freed from prison in wake of Arab Spring may be linked to Libya attack

    10/03/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-2-2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat. Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said. Western officials say Mr. Ahmad has petitioned the chief of Al Qaeda, to whom he has long ties, for...
  • US says evidence ties militant group to Pakistan (NewsFlash- Haqqani-Govt link exists)

    09/17/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/17/11 | Chris Brummitt - AP
    ISLAMABAD (AP) The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad said in remarks broadcast Saturday that there is evidence linking the Haqqani insurgent network to the Pakistani government, a charge that could raise tensions in an already strained anti-terror alliance between Washington and Islamabad. The U.S. and NATO blame the Haqqani network for many of the attacks in Afghanistan, including this week's strike on the U.S. Embassy. The group affiliated with both the Taliban and al-Qaida and its army of several thousand fighters is widely assumed to be based just over the Afghan border in Pakistan. U.S. officials have long...
  • Shocking! Obama Apologizes to Slain Terrorists Family

    10/11/2011 4:53:46 PM PDT · by Baynative · 25 replies
    The PAtriot Update ^ | October 11, 2011 | Blog post
    Obamas State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) has contacted the family of al-Qaeda propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to express its condolences to his family. Samir Khan a right hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with his jihadist buddy in an air strike in Yemen that took place on September 30.
  • Vidoe of Congresswoman Claiming Al Queada's Not A Threat to America

    10/30/2010 12:33:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 14 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/30/10 | Chuck Wolk
    The video I have for you is another example of Congresswoman Betty McCollum proving being out of touch and ignorant she is on the facts. This woman has no business being responsible for the peoples business. The video below shows her in a forum before her constituents where she actually makes an idiotic statement that Al Qaeda is no longer a threat to the United States! The events that have followed since that forum where she proved that she is unfit for the office she holds, things have clearly taken place that exposes how dangerous her view is.Especially since we...
  • Dont Count Al-Qaeda Out Yet.

    10/02/2010 8:20:54 AM PDT · by darkwing104
    Coach is Right ^ | 2 Oct 2010 | Jim Emerson
    Today, European police are searching for suspected terrorist hit teams planning a Mumbai-style attack on lightly protected targets in Europe. Even though no specific targets have been identified, the intelligence community believes Al-Qaeda is likely planning to strike the U.K., France or Germany. The success of the Mumbai attack has emboldened Al-Qaedas associated Haqqani network. U.S. Officials consider the Haqqani to be a proxy of Pakistans Intelligence directorate. Mumbai, India was attacked on November 26, 2008 by ten terrorist from Pakistan. The attack lasted for three days and killed 164 people. European security officials are reviewing the Mumbai assault as...
  • Iraqis Arrest 5 al-Qaida in Iraq Associates

    06/23/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 Iraqi security forces arrested five suspected associates of al-Qaida in Iraq members in recent operations in northern and central Iraq, military officials reported. Northeast of Baghdad today, Iraqi forces searching with U.S. advisors for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader believed to be responsible for attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces arrested two suspected associates of the wanted man. Southwest of Mosul today, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader allegedly responsible for the terrorist organization's operations. Information and evidence gathered at the scene led Iraqi forces...
  • Renewed assault against the US

    12/29/2009 10:44:33 AM PST · by mshoffner · 9 replies · 695+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/29/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    The recent events have brought some questions. The shooting at Ft. Hood, the failed Christmas Day attack, the disruptive passenger on the same flight a day later. At least two (Ft.Hood and the Christmas flight) have ties to the Yemen operative base of Al Qaeda. Both are tied to a former US Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki. It seems as if Yemen is the new Afghanistan as far as extremist assaults on the US. They started with the USS Cole.
  • Terrorist Attack - Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab - NorthWest Airlines

    12/26/2009 10:59:58 AM PST · by OneVike · 72 replies · 3,966+ views
    Enterprise Record Post Scripts ^ | 12/26/09 | Jack Lee
    BREAKING NEWS - THE MOST COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE LATEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE INTELLIGENCE REPORT ON ABDUL ABDULMUTALLAB TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE OUTSIDE CLASSIFIED REPORTS - A POST SCRIPTS EXCLUSIVE On or about Oct 8th 2009, Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab, wealthy banker and father of Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, age 23, contacted the F.B.I. and said he was extremely concerned about his son's welfare due to his Islamic fanaticism and extremist views and feared he could get involved with Islamic terrorism. He said he and his son had not spoken directly for almost a year, but he had received reliable reports...
  • Watch Out for Al Qeada (Good Read! And in the L.A.Times no less...)

    02/15/2009 5:51:30 AM PST · by kellynla · 29 replies · 1,418+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 15, 2009 | Marc A. Thiessen
    We're bombarded with bad news -- the credit markets could freeze, millions more could lose their jobs, and today's recession could turn into a depression. But the danger we aren't hearing about could outweigh them all: the increased risk of a catastrophic terrorist attack. A careful study of Osama bin Laden's videos, letters and Internet statements makes clear that Al Qaeda's goal is more than to terrorize Americans or to drive us out of the Middle East. Bin Laden believes that Al Qaeda can bring about the economic collapse of the United States -- and to achieve this goal, he...
  • Feature: Al-Qaida recruits children as suicide bombers in Iraq [ Dems- China reporting this!]

    01/14/2009 2:43:43 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 4 replies · 522+ views ^ | Jan. 14,2009 | Gao Shan
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A boy masquerading as a flower seller blew himself up last September before the house of Sheikh Imad Jassem, the joint-leader of the Sons of Iraq in Tarmiya, 25 km north of Baghdad. The boy, as young as 10 years old, had been stalking Jassem for three days before tripping on his flip-flops several meters away from his target. The bomb exploded prematurely, seriously wounding the leader. The innocent and immature young have been recruited and trained to be suicide bombers of the al-Qaida network in Iraq to attack Iraqi high-profile officials as well as...
  • How to fight Al-Qaeda? What the US military is doing to fight the war on terror in the Info Domain

    12/09/2008 9:02:51 PM PST · by do the dhue · 1 replies · 306+ views
    youtube ^ | I think about a week ago | US ARMY
    How to fight Al-Qaeda? See what the US military is doing to fight the war on terror in the Information Domain - Iraq and Afghanistan - US Army Part. 1 (counter insurgent warfare on asymetric battlefield) How to fight Al-Qaeda? See what the US military is doing to fight the war on terror in the Information Domain - Iraq and Afghanistan - US Army Part. 2 (counter insurgent warfare on asymetric battlefield) v=IGnxtnlKgkU&feature=iv&annotation_id=event_573945
  • Soldiers Capture Four Suspected Criminals in Baghdad Raids

    11/28/2008 9:41:01 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 361+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2008 U.S. soldiers detained four suspected criminals yesterday during Thanksgiving Day operations in southern Baghdads Rashid district, military officials said. Some of the detainees allegedly conducted attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces while others are suspected of weapons-trafficking activities. "Our soldiers continue to support our Iraqi security forces partners as we assist them in providing a safe and secure environment for the Iraqi people, said Army Maj. Dave Olson, spokesman for the 4th Infantry Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team. In Nov. 26 operations: Eighteen women in northern Iraq who were associated with al-Qaida in Iraq suicide...
  • In Praise Of Lawyers (Pakistan)

    10/10/2008 9:59:00 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 1 replies · 355+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 10/10/08
    For over a year, there have been U.S. attacks on Taliban and al Qaeda personnel inside Pakistan, typically just across the border from Afghanistan. Pakistan has protested, and pro-Taliban Pakistani border guards have been reported shooting at U.S. troops and helicopters on the border, often inside Afghanistan. But Pakistan has done little beyond protesting, and ordering its troops to fire on "invading" U.S. forces. Not much has changed on the border as a result of that. Pakistan's lack of real action is apparently due to U.S. officials (some quite senior ) holding several meetings with Pakistani leaders. These were described...
  • Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed

    07/29/2008 3:09:09 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 30 replies · 204+ views
    CBS news ^ | 07/29/08 | Farhan Bokhari
    Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed One of al Qaeda's top chemical and biological weapons experts was killed in an air strike by a CIA pilotless drone in a remote Pakistani border region, senior Pakistani intelligence officials told CBS News Tuesday morning. Intelligence officials investigating the Sunday night missile attack confirmed that Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri was one of six men killed and his remains had been positively identified. "We now have a positive ID on the body. I can confirm to you that Al-Masri has been killed,"
  • Ministry: 28 Arrested in Saudi Arabia

    12/23/2007 10:28:33 AM PST · by RDTF · 8 replies · 173+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 23, 2007 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabian police have arrested 28 men for allegedly planning to attack holy sites around Mecca and Medina during the recently finished Muslim hajj pilgrimage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said Sunday. The announcement comes two days after the ministry said it arrested an unknown number of men after security forces foiled a plot to carry out a terror attack on holy sites outside Mecca. But Sunday's statement did not say whether the two were arrests were related. The ministry said 27 of the men were Saudi nationals and one was a foreign resident. "Thanks to God,...
  • They Killed General Hajj

    12/13/2007 6:20:17 AM PST · by captjanaway · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 12/13/07 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Its one thing to be embroiled in the recent media circus surrounding my reporting from Lebanon; its quite another to learn that in the midst of that circus though having nothing to do with it one of my strongest sources while I was in Lebanon, Gen. Francois Hajj, was assassinated yesterday. Hajj, 55, a Maronite Catholic and the director of operations for the Lebanese Army, was killed in a car-bomb attack Wednesday, on the route between his home and his office at the Ministry of Defense in Beirut. Its been reported that he was considered a leading candidate...
  • Journalists in Al Qaeda Airlines Hoax (wearing uniform with Al Qaeda Airlines logo on it)

    12/08/2007 5:39:37 AM PST · by do the dhue · 17 replies · 278+ views ^ | December 7, 2007 |
    Did you hear the one about the two journalists that walked into a Romanian airport wearing Al Qaeda Airline uniforms and put fake bombs on planes? No, its not the setup for a joke, it really did happen. An investigation has been launched after the pair entered Baneasa Airport in Bucharest wearing hats and overalls marked Al Qaeda Airlines. Alexandru Cautis and Catalin Prisacaru, from the Academia Catavencu newspaper, drove into a supposedly secure parking area, reserved for airport staff, unchallenged. Once inside, they were able to place fake bombs on passenger planes without being questioned. They were also able...
  • Terrorism arrests made on Texas border

    09/18/2007 2:17:05 PM PDT · by pwatson · 33 replies · 998+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | September 13, 2007
    Terrorism arrests made on Texas border Insurgents connected to Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Qaida detained By: Jeff Carlton (The Associated Press) Posted: 9/13/07 DALLAS - Texas' top homeland security official said Wednesday that terrorists with ties to Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaida have been arrested crossing the Texas border with Mexico in recent years. "Has there ever been anyone linked to terrorism arrested?" Texas Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw said in a speech to the North Texas Crime Commission. "Yes, there was." His remarks appear to be among the most specific on the topic of terrorism arrests along the Texas-Mexico border. Local and...
  • Iraq Operations Net 36 Terrorists, Kill Nine

    08/27/2007 3:45:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 342+ views
    DoD ^ | Aug. 27, 2007 | American Forces Press Service
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2007 Coalition troops detained 36 terrorists and killed nine others today during a series of raids in Baghdad and other areas in central and northern Iraq, officials reported. Individuals detained in the Baghdad raid are believed to be involved in the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq into Iran for terrorist training. Coalition forces also confiscated a number of documents, photographs and possible improvised explosive device components. Intelligence reports indicate one of the detainees is a special groups senior-level terrorist facilitator with possible Iranian...
  • Iraq: Baathists 'disown al-Qaeda'(To open "Dialogue" With Iraq Government!)

    08/22/2007 9:56:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies · 1,634+ views
    ADNKronos International ^ | 8-22-07 | ADNKronos
    Baghdad, 22 August (AKI) - The leader of Iraq's banned Baath party, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has decided to join efforts by the Iraqi authorities to fight al-Qaeda, one of the party's former top officials, Abu Wisam al-Jashaami, told pan-Arab daily Al Hayat. "AlDouri has decided to sever ties with al-Qaeda and sign up to the programme of the national resistance, which includes routing Islamist terrorists and opening up dialogue with the Baghdad government and foreign forces," al-Jashaami said. Al-Douri has decided to deal directly with US forces in Iraq, according to al-Jashaami. He figures in the 55-card deck of "most...
  • Is There A Liar In The House?

    07/20/2007 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 6 replies · 853+ views ^ | July 19, 2007 | Dan Sargis
    Is There A Liar In The House?July 19, 2007Proof-positive that Pakistans President Pervez Musharraf was correct in having his military storm the Red Mosque and kill a bunch of Islamic militants is the resulting outcry from a bunch of: lying MSM types, lying Clerics and...lying Militants (if this isnt being redundant).In fact, liars seem to be at the top of the Muslim worlds demographic base.As the Washington Post summed-up the after-battle... A day after Pakistani commandos killed the last Islamic militants barricaded inside the Red Mosque complex, the army guided journalists around the shattered masonry and blackened interiors Thursday amid...
  • Of the Geneva Conventions, "Torture Bans," and Murdered Soldiers

    06/12/2007 5:53:13 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 6 replies · 609+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 6/12/07 | Jeff Emanuel
    On May 12, near the Sunni stronghold of Yusufiya, Iraq (about 15 miles south of Baghdad), al Qaeda fighters ambushed a coalition patrol, killing four soldiers and abducting three, all from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team (based at Fort Drum, New York). Despite warnings from al Qaeda not to look for the soldiers if [they] wanted them back alive, American and Iraqi forces mobilized almost 4,000 troops to conduct a search for the missing men. The force spent much of the next weeks searching the area around Mahmoudiya, in the...
  • How terrorists are getting rich off of our own backward policies

    05/14/2007 7:07:26 AM PDT · by tang0r · 52 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 5/14/2007 | Barry Fagin
    We can defeat Al-Qaeda. We can blow up the Shining Path, kill the FARC, and wipe out the Taliban. We can eliminate their support that these terrorists enjoy, we can cut off their finances and watch them die. We can do this without firing a shot. We can repeal drug prohibition. Repealing drug prohibition is hard because it requires admitting weve made a mistake. Thats a very tough thing to do. Its particularly hard when weve made a real stinker. And make no mistake: Prohibition is awful. It is lousy domestic policy, but it is horrible foreign policy. The drug...
  • Exploiting Al-Qaida's Weaknesses

    05/02/2007 3:47:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,116+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2007 | Austin Bay
    In February 2004, Iraqi and coalition intelligence intercepted a message to al-Qaida's "senior leaders." Written by al-Qaida's Iraqi commander, the now-deceased Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the letter outlined al-Qaida's last ditch "surge" plan for defeating democracy in Iraq and avoiding what it saw as a looming, devastating defeat for its totalitarian theology. Zarqawi's letter lamented al-Qaida's "failure to enlist support" in Iraq and "to scare the Americans into leaving." After Iraqis run their own government, Zarqawi wrote, "the sons of this land will be the authority. ... This is the democracy. We will have no pretexts." Fearing an American and Iraqi...
  • College Professor being sued for investigating Al Qeada at his university

    12/23/2006 9:02:31 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 8 replies · 793+ views
    The Paul L. Williams Defense Fund ^ | 12/23/2006 | Paul L. Williams
    About the Defense - 8 Points Why is this lawsuit so important? Why is the situation at McMaster University so alarming? And why must you give to fight the lawsuit against award-winning journalist/author Paul L. Williams? Consider the following:
  • Al-Qaida: We'll blow up the White House (Pelosi moves one step closer to CIC)

    11/10/2006 9:48:49 AM PST · by presidio9 · 94 replies · 2,565+ views
    Al Qaida?s leader in Iraq today vowed his fighters will never rest until they have blown up the White House and reached Jerusalem. In an audio tape made available on militant websites, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir claimed to be winning the war in Iraq and said the US President was ?stupid?. He praised the Republican defeat in the US midterm elections as ?reasonable?, and claimed the al Qaida army has 12,000 fighters in Iraq, ready to die for their cause. Also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, al-Muhajir became the leader of al Qaida in Iraq after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed...
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Captain's A letter from Iraq (plus photos)

    10/11/2006 5:21:05 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies · 931+ views ^ | October 11, 2006 | Cpt A
    Captain A writes from Iraq October 4, 2006 to: Sergeant Sumner I don't know if you remember me or someone else at 911families, but your web-page had an article about me back in the beginning of the year. It was and I was a survivor of 9-11. I had been recalled out of the Inactive Reserves and off of disability. I used to be a Vice President with Morgan Stanley on the 73rd floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. I was mobilized to FT Bragg in DEC 2005 and I have now been here in Iraq...
  • How far can India be pushed? (Bombay Blasts)

    07/13/2006 11:05:25 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 3 replies · 741+ views
    The Hindustan Times ^ | Washington, July 13, 2006
    The awful rush-hour bombings of trains in Mumbai raise an important and ominous question: How far can India be pushed? This question was asked by a former director for South Asia at the US National Security Council, Xenia Dormandy, Wednesday as the United States - from President George Bush to the mainstream American media - joined the rest of the world in condemning the terror attacks in India. Pakistan needs to respond to militants, she herself answered in an article in the Washington Post, noting that in December 2001 India and Pakistan almost went to war when a group of...
  • Somali Militia Poised for Counterattack

    06/07/2006 3:39:22 PM PDT · by oldleft · 12 replies · 438+ views
    AP via ^ | 06-07-06 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    An increasingly powerful Islamic militia rolled through its newly captured territory and installed a religious court in one town Wednesday as the remnants of a U.S.-backed alliance of warlords desperately tried to regroup. The Islamic Courts Union, which has alleged links to al-Qaida, controls the Somali capital and surrounding areas after defeating the secular warlord alliance in weeks of battles that killed at least 330 people - many of them civilians caught in the crossfire. Militiamen toting heavy machine guns installed an Islamic court in Balad, about 20 miles from the capital. Chanting residents said that an Islamic state would...
  • Symposium Looks at Ways to Counter IEDs

    05/30/2006 8:28:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 500+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Tremeshia D. Ellis
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 30, 2006 As improvised explosive devices continue to ravage the area, officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S. are responding by proposing an old remedy cooperation. More than 70 leaders from the three nations and other coalition members attended the Counter IED Symposium from May 22 to May 24 at Bagram Airfield in an effort to neutralize the threat of improvised explosive devices in the area. IEDs are the biggest threat to the Afghan people and the military effort in Afghanistan, said Afghan National Army Col. Paiman, public affairs deputy for the Afghan Ministry...
  • FIVE SUSPECTS DETAINED IN SERIES OF RAIDS (al Qeada assoicated nabbed)

    05/07/2006 12:52:01 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 18 replies · 747+ views
    Centcom ^ | 5-7-06
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Coalition forces detained five suspects and killed an unknown number of terrorists May 5 in a series of raids at approximately 6 p.m. in the vicinity of Samarra. As the troops moved to intercept a vehicle occupied by three suspected al-Qaida associates, the assault force simultaneously took small arms fire from a nearby house. While the troops positioned to stop the car, armed men exited the house, two carrying shoulder-fired rocket launchers and one firing a light machine gun. The forces quickly neutralized the threat emanating from the structure, located approximately 20 kilometers southwest of Samarra, with...
  • Top Al Qeada Fugitive Reported Captured by Pakistan Forces

    05/02/2006 2:10:52 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 37 replies · 1,775+ views
    KDKA radion Pittsburgh No url available | 05/02/06 | na
    Breaking on KDKA Radio News in Pittsburgh. A top Al Qeada fugitive is reported to have been captured by Pakistani forces. Reports claim he will be turned over to US authorities ASAP. Sorry I do't have more...I'm at work and trying to get the original sources...The story was delivered with a "wink, wink - nudge, nudge" Probably nothing but then again....prisoner6
  • Will The Real Al Qaeda No. 3 Please Stand Up?

    12/17/2005 8:04:27 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 7 replies · 375+ views ^ | December 16, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao added that Rabia's death was a "big blow to al Qaeda." The 'real' al Qaeda number three, Brown contends, is Saif al-Adel (also known as Muhammad Ibrahim Makkawi), who was previously reported by numerous independent sources to have become al Qaeda's chief of the military committee (operational commander) following the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in March 2003. In March of 2005 Jordanian analyst Bassam al-Baddarin wrote of al Qaeda's "2020" plan, which outlined the vision of the "strategic brain" of the group -- Saif al-Adel. Al-Adel's Iranian connection Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan...
  • WMD & Links to Terrorist - We Have A Right To Know

    11/17/2005 12:45:55 PM PST · by inpajamas · 7 replies · 801+ views
    11-17-2005 | Me
    Does anyone know what happened with 42 pages of Arabic documents purported to have come from Iraq and leaked by a government official to CNS News? They contained information on ties between Iraq and international terrorist organizations and also shed some light on WMD programs. The Mainstream Media totally ignored them and did not deal with them at all, even to discredit them. They gave credence to the fake National Guard memos until they were proved to be forgeries but there was nothing about these documents which if authentic would be earth shattering. Why the silence? Why not an expose...

    10/08/2005 5:56:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,708+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10-8-05 | NILES LATHEM and ANDY SOLTIS
    October 8, 2005 -- The al Qaeda member who triggered New York's subway alert told the anti-terror squad that arrested him they were "too late," it was reported yesterday. The insurgent, captured in an Iraqi "safe house," passed some lie-detector tests, and information found in the house led to another terrorist hideout. But the suspect's claims of 19 al Qaeda operatives planning to plant bombs in subways, using baby strollers and other camouflage have not been corroborated despite a massive U.S. intelligence effort, sources said. The alert that jolted the city began last week when an informant, whose...
  • Pakistan: We Helped Foil U.K. Terror Plot

    07/13/2005 9:01:59 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/13/05 | SADAQAT JAN
    By SADAQAT JAN, Associated Press WriterWed Jul 13, 8:26 AM ET Pakistan's interior minister said Wednesday that a terror attack was thwarted in Britain before the May general elections in that country and arrests were made in several countries because of help from Pakistan's government. "Before the general elections in the U.K. we received reports that this sort of situation might arise, and attacks were aborted because of information provided by the government of Pakistan, and arrests were made in various countries and here," Interior Minster Aftab Khan Sherpao told a news conference in the capital. He gave...
  • Al-Zarqawi tape defends Iraq attacks - we are kicking off in his you know what folks

    07/09/2005 9:47:15 PM PDT · by Rooivalk · 32 replies · 1,132+ views
    Aljazeera.Net ^ | Wednesday 06 July 2005 | Aljazeera.Net
    Al-Zarqawi tape defends Iraq attacks The reputed leader of al-Qaida in Iraq has said the Iraqi army is as great an enemy as the Americans, brushing aside calls for him to abandon the uprising in favour of peace talks with the Iraqi government and the US. The speaker, purportedly Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, spoke on an audiotape posted on the internet on Wednesday. "We announce that the Iraqi army is an army of apostates and mercenaries that has allied itself with the Crusaders and came to destroy Islam and fight Muslims. We will fight it."
  • Who you gonna believe, the administration or al Qaeda? - (Simple: liberal media sides with Al Qaeda)

    05/18/2005 8:49:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 722+ views
    LIBERAL LUNACY.NET ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Newsweek retracts story but the liberal media says it's probably true anyway and points the finger at the bullies in the administration. Newsweek has rejected the resignation of Michael Isikoff, which is probably the correct thing to do. Although the fabricated story was written by Isikoff, it was Newsweek that published the libel and it is Newsweek that is responsible for the deaths in Afghanistan. But all the big shots at Newsweek were innocent. In the case of the Koran item, Newsweek Managing Editor Whitaker said he did not see the final version because he was traveling on personal business....
  • Former officers of Islamic charity arrested on federal charges

    05/12/2005 4:09:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 900+ views ^ | May 12, 2005 | Theo Emery
    BOSTON -- Two former officers of an Islamic charity were arrested on Thursday after they were indicted on federal charges of lying to authorities investigating the charity's alleged ties to terrorist organizations. Emadeddin Z. Muntasser, the former president of Care International, and Muhammed Mubayyid, the defunct charity's former treasurer, were arrested Wednesday on charges of concealing information from federal agencies, conspiring to defraud the United States, and making false statements to the FBI. "Organizations that conceal their true activities to abuse our tax laws, and in this case fund their support of the mujahideen and jihad, will be prosecuted to...