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  • WikiLeaks: UN aid cash went to Islamist insurgents ( Somalia )

    02/04/2011 10:44:25 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 February 2011 | Holly Watt and Tim Ross
    The United Nations was paying one of the world’s most notorious terrorist groups after getting “too close” to it, secret documents disclose. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to suspend activities in southern Somalia after being manipulated by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. In a meeting last year with the UN ambassador Susan Rice, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the special representative for Somalia, said the WFP had been withdrawn “because it had become too reliant upon al-Shabaab and its system of pay-offs”. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic group fighting to overthrow the Somalian government, controls much of south and central Somalia and...
  • 'Merchant of death' Victor Bout indicted for trying to buy US planes to ferry arms around world

    02/17/2010 6:34:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 679+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | February 17, 2010, 7:38 pm | Alison Gendar
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Bout and American-born pal Richard Chichakli were accused of creating a new business, Samar Airlines, which they thought was clean of any connection to their own bloody dealings. Starting in the summer of 2007, Samar Airlines started making deals for airplanes and crews to ferry contraband between the United States and Tajikistan, the indictment said." SNIPPET: "The Russian-born Bout is accused of wiring $1.7 million from bank accounts in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Russia through banks in New York City and Salt Lake City to finance the scheme." SNIPPET: "Bout, who is accused of supplying weapons to real...
  • al-Qaida Executes Two Young Women Before Hundreds of Onlookers

    10/30/2010 6:14:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    reporters live ^ | October 30, 2010
    With a cry of “there is no God but Allah!” two young Somali girls ages 18 and 15 were executed before hundreds of witnesses in a spray of bullets in Mogadishu, Somalia, yesterday. The girls were sent to their deaths by Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim ... These executions come amongst a string of Al Shabab- sponsored whippings, amputations and executions such as those suffered by the two young women — – all in the name of Islam and overseen by judges whose only qualifications are that they are men who claim to know the Koran.
  • Indy grandma possibly linked to jihad terrorists

    12/28/2010 2:02:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies · 5+ views
    WISH TV-8 ^ | Dec 28, 2010
    An Indiana grandmother who married a suspected German jihadist and converted to the Muslim religion is under investigation for possible ties to terrorists, according to FoxNews.com . Kathie Smith, 46, is a U.S. citizen and lives in Indianapolis.
  • Local News Station Uncovers Proof Terrorists Crossed Mexican Border

    11/08/2010 9:11:11 AM PST · by montag813 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 11-08-2010 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    Remember the news report in May about "Other Than Mexicans" (OTMs) who crossed the border, with the Feds denying ANY terrorists had come in? Now the same stalwart reporters from Atlanta's WFSB have uncovered proof: Somalis from the terrorist group Al Shabob, smuggled in by the hundreds and UNACCOUNTED FOR inside the U.S. No more coverups! The incoming House GOP must open hearings on this ASAP. And NO "comprehensive reform". No "DREAM" amnesty. NO immigration legislation can even be considered in the new Congress before border security is DONE.
  • Second suspect pleads guilty to aiding Somali terrorists (MN)

    07/28/2009 3:28:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies · 505+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 7/28/09 | James Walsh
    Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court today to providing material support to terrorists, according to his attorney. Ahmed, a part-time security guard from Brooklyn Park, is accused of traveling to Somalia in December 2007, allegedly to train with al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that federal officials say has links to al-Qaida. Ahmed's attorney, James Ostgard, said late Monday night that his client will plead guilty to a single count -- providing material support to terrorists -- before U.S. District Judge James Rosenbaum. In exchange for the guilty plea, Ostgard said three other counts will be dismissed at...
  • UPDATE ON: German Terror Suspect Arrested in Kenya

    10/13/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | October 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following blog entry is a quote: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 update on : German terror suspect arrested in Kenya UPDATE ON German detained in Kenya on terror suspicion-report Kenyan police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa."Kindly note that the suspect has been arrested from a private residence in Mtwapa and deported back to Germany," Kiraithe...
  • Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl

    10/07/2010 1:02:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl Islamist extremist insurgents abducted 15-year-old nearly eight months ago By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that an underground Christian family from central Somalia is agonizing over the kidnapping of their daughter nearly eight months ago by Islamic militants bent on punishing those who leave Islam. Al Shabaab gunmen in Somalia Ghelle Hassan Aded told Compass that he has not seen his 15-year-old daughter, Anab Ghelle Hassan, since Islamic...
  • Unknown Helicopters Attack Islamist Controlled Somali Town (U.S.?)

    09/26/2010 3:44:21 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies
    CRIEnglish.com ^ | 2010-09-26 16:30:41 | Web Editor: Han
    Unidentified helicopter gunships on Sunday launched an attack on a target in a southern Somali town controlled by Islamist insurgent group of Al Shabaab, residents said. The gunships fired at a house in the coastal town of Marka, 90 km south of the Somali capital Mogadishu and Islamist fighters responded by firing at the aircraft. No casualties were reported. "The helicopters shot at a house in the town but it flew away after Islamic forces shot back at it. We do not know if the shells caused any casualties," Ali Jama, a resident in Marka, told Xinhua. The town has...
  • African Union Troops Repel Shabaab Suicide Assault on Mogadishu Airport

    09/10/2010 4:23:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | September 9, 2010 | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "A Shabaab suicide assault attacked Mogadishu International Airport today, killing five people. The Shabaab fighters were beaten back by African Union troops guarding the facility after the terror team penetrated the first ring of security. A suicide team of five Shabaab fighters, some dressed in uniforms worn by Somali soldiers, launched their attack at the airport entrance at around 2:00 p.m. local time, according to a press release put out by African Union forces. "The first vehicle exploded at the airport entrance, around 500 meters from the airport terminal," the African Union stated. "The second vehicle, following immediately behind...
  • Al Shabaab (Somali Islamic group) bans women to wear bras

    09/02/2010 2:56:10 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies · 3+ views
    terror free somalia ^ | June 17, 2010 | TF SF
    Al Shabaab Terrorist banned women in areas under their control in Somalia to wear bra calling it as Un-Islamic, witnesses told TF.SF on Tuesday. The witnesses reported that al Shabaab young fighters were stopping women in Mogadishu especially areas under their control not to wear bra or they would face punishment from them.
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • What's Good About There Being A Genuine American Al-Qaida Movement?

    04/06/2010 3:08:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 64 replies · 585+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | n/a
    06 April 2010 "WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THERE BEING A GENUINE AMERICAN AL-QAIDA MOVEMENT?[1]" SNIPPET: "They write in English and their websites have RSS feeds, that's what. Reduces our overhead, improves our cash flow - thanks guys!"
  • Somali Terror Pipeline

    08/05/2010 5:22:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: A flurry of indictments against Somali immigrants accused of aiding al-Qaida, including a number of naturalized U.S. citizens, shows we're still importing people who want to destroy us. The Justice Department on Thursday announced 14 new indictments of terrorists mostly from Minneapolis, which has a large Somali community. The city has acted as a deadly pipeline routing funding and fighters to al-Qaida in Somalia and other jihad hot spots. The latest sweep is part of a broader investigation started under the Bush administration that's charged a total of 19 people in not just Minnesota, but California and...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Chicago Man Arrested, Charged With Aiding al-Qaida

    08/04/2010 2:16:33 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 4, 2010 | RJ Lutz
    A 26-year-old Chicago man was trying to help finance al-Qaida and hoped to blow himself up in a suicide mission, authorities say. Shaker Masri was arrested Tuesday evening and charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with knowingly intending to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the United States. Authorities said Masri told an FBI informant that he planned to go to Somalia and help al-Qaida, and asked the informant for money to help buy guns once they got there. He also told the informant that he hoped to become a martyr by wearing a suicide vest, the criminal complaint...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists [Update: GUILTY!]

    07/21/2010 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists ALEXANDRIA, VA—Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Fairfax County, Va., was arrested today on charges that he provided material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after Chesser was arrested and the charging documents were made public. “This case exposes the disturbing reality that extreme radicalization can happen anywhere, including Northern Virginia,” said U.S. Attorney...
  • President Obama, White House: Al Qaeda Is Racist

    07/13/2010 9:19:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    abc news ^ | 7/13/10 | Jake Tapper
    In an interview earlier today with the South African Broadcasting Corporation to air in a few hours, President Obama disparaged al Qaeda and affiliated groups' willingness to kill Africans in a manner that White House aides say was an argument that the terrorist groups are racist. Speaking about the Uganda bombings, the president said, "What you've seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill...
  • Al-Qaida Terror: This Time, Africa

    07/12/2010 5:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Terrorism: Sadly, Spain's World Cup triumph was marred by a Somali terror strike on Uganda. It brought back memories of how Spain fled Iraq after al-Qaida's attack in 2004 — a response Africa shouldn't repeat. The bombings that killed 74 soccer fans watching the World Cup championship between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday night had all the earmarks of a classic al-Qaida operation: They targeted large crowds of bystanders; the victims were multinational, with Irish, Indian, American, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Ugandan nationals among the dead; the blasts occurred almost simultaneously in two places; and it happened on a date...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS NEWS.com ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...