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  • Police foil suicide plot to storm Australian Army base

    08/03/2009 5:55:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 950+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/3/2009 | Anne Barrowclough in Sydney
    Several Australian men have been arrested in a series of counter-terrorism raids across Melbourne after police uncovered a plot by Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda to mount a suicide attack on an Army base. Four men were under arrest this morning and several others were assisting police with inquiries after 400 police officers and members of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) swooped on 19 properties shortly before dawn. Authorities believe the group, of Somalian and Lebanese background, was at an advanced stage of preparing to storm an Army barracks in retaliation for Australia’s military involvement in Muslim countries. Members...
  • 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with the UN ambassador Susan Rice, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the special representative for Somalia, said the WFP had been withdrawn “because it had become too reliant upon al-Shabaab and its system of pay-offs”.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...
  • Ellison denied request to testify at Al-Shabaab hearing

    07/26/2011 2:33:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 7/26/11 | Jeremy Herb
    Rep. Keith Ellison's request to testify at Wednesday's House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on Islamic radicalization was denied by Rep. Peter King, the committee chairman. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, sent a letter to King on Monday asking that he could testify at Wednesday's hearing, which will address Al-Shabaab, a Somali terror group. King, a New York Republican, responded that Wednesday's hearing is an extension of the March hearing on Islamic radicalization where Ellison did testify. King wrote in a letter to Ellison that Al-Shabaab was a focus of the March hearing, and he asked that Ellison...
  • Twitter for Terrorists

    12/29/2011 9:00:12 PM PST · by NEconservative · 2 replies
    TheCollegeConservative Blog ^ | 12/29/2011 | Raj Kannappan
    I got myself a Twitter account just four weeks ago. It seems that my fortunes have taken a turn for the worse, having me barely edge out al-Shabaab, Islamist terrorists’ recent cause célèbre, which logged its first tweet on December 7. Al-Shabaab, or “The Youth,” is a militant Islamist group with ties to al-Qaeda that has laid siege to much of southern Somalia since 2006. The group is persistently fighting (and winning) an insurgency against the United Nations-backed Transitional Federal Government, which is contained in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Still more pressingly, al-Shabaab has mounted attacks against African Union Mission in...
  • For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    12/29/2011 9:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ny times ^ | December 27, 2011 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had made the mistake of refusing to marry a Shabab commander. Now she was about to get her head bashed in, rock by rock. “You’re next,” the Shabab warned the girl, a frail 17-year-old who was living with her brother in a squalid refugee camp. Several months later, the men came back. Five militants burst into her hut, pinned her down and gang-raped her,...
  • US quietly assumes military posture in Africa

    10/27/2011 12:17:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/11 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — By the time U.S. military forces left Somalia in 1994 after entering the lawless nation more than a year earlier to stop a famine, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and airmen had been killed and dozens more wounded. Thus ended America's last large-scale military intervention in Africa. But the U.S. has come back, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid to combat a growing and multifaceted security threat. This time the United States is playing a less obtrusive role but is focusing once again on Somalia. While putting few U.S....
  • Coastal Insecurity [India: Somali Pirates' jihad threat]

    10/03/2011 5:58:03 PM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies
    SATP/SAIR ^ | Oct 3, 2011
    South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR), Weekly Assessments & Briefings SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 10, No. 13, October 3, 2011 INDIA Coastal Insecurity Shrideep Biswas Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management Elaborating on the threat posed by Somali pirates, Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony, while addressing the 30th Annual Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference on September 27, 2011, observed, "There are some other powerful forces behind the piracy and they are sitting somewhere else. Only a joint, coordinated effort under the United Nations can be an ultimate solution to the piracy problem.” He added that the Cabinet...
  • Starving thousands forced back into famine (by Islamists)

    09/25/2011 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    NewsComAu ^ | September 22, 2011
    SOMALIA'S Al-Qaeda linked rebels said today they have begun moving more than 12,000 starving families back into famine zones they had fled, areas where the UN have warned they will die without help.
  • Somali famine refugees draw hope from Islamists' Mogadishu withdrawal

    08/06/2011 6:09:42 PM PDT · by a_note · 8 replies
    Somali famine refugees draw hope from Islamists' Mogadishu withdrawal Prime minister says al-Shabaab fighters have now left 90% of the capital, raising prospect of faster delivery of humanitarian aid
  • Piracy ransom cash ends up with Somali militants

    07/06/2011 7:28:59 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 6, 2011 8:18am EDT | Richard Lough
    * Payments technically breach sanctions, say U.N. officials * Britain, United States say al Shabaab are terrorists * Pirates say forced to deal with militants * UK shipping says ransoms only way to rescue hostages NAIROBI, July 6 (Reuters) - Ransoms paid to Somali pirates to free merchant vessels are ending up in the hands of Islamist militants, laying shipping groups open to accusations of breaching international sanctions, U.N. officials told Reuters. John Steed, the principal military adviser to the U.N. special envoy to Somalia and head of the envoy's counter-piracy unit, said links between armed pirate gangs and Somalia's...
  • Somalia says US forces snatch militants hit in drone strike (boots on the ground)

    07/03/2011 11:09:49 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2011 | Malkhadir M. Muhumed
    NAIROBI, Kenya - US military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the bodies of dead or wounded militants after a US drone strike targeted a group of insurgents, Somalia's defense minister said yesterday. The operation is at least the second time US troops have landed in Somalia after a targeted strike, ...
  • SPORTS JIHAD - Islamic Terror in Sports, events, stadium, etc.

    06/18/2010 2:19:12 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies · 186+ views
    <p>Al Qeada's terror plot in World Cup, S. Africa - 2010 & Somali Jihadists attacking, murdering football fans for watching game.</p> <p>Palestinian gunmen kill Israeli athletes In the early 1970s the PLO is widely condemned for a series of hijackings bombings and killings most notably the kidnapping and killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Arafats involvement in these events is unclear he refused to discuss such attacks though he denounced terrorism as a tactic.</p>
  • B'klyn man charged in terror plot

    09/25/2009 11:30:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 450+ views ^ | Sept. 25, 2009 | Post Wire Services
    A wannabe terrorist from Brooklyn was indicted yesterday for allegedly seeking training and weapons from Islamic militants to fight US troops overseas. The FBI said Betim Kaziu, a US citizen, traveled to Cairo in February and later to Kosovo, where he was arrested in August. Along the way, Kaziu allegedly sought to join Al-Shabbab, an armed movement listed as a terrorist group by the State Department, and train in Pakistan to fight American troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans.

    09/24/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 966+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | September 24, 2009 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2009 PRESS RELEASE BROOKLYN RESIDENT INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER OVERSEAS AND CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS An indictment was unsealed in federal court this morning charging Betim Kaziu, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brooklyn, with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.1 Kaziu is scheduled to be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for...