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  • New Audio from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: "A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan"

    07/15/2009 12:08:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 690+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG ^ | July 14, 2009 | Evan Kohlmann
    New Audio from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: “A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan” By Evan Kohlmann SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio recording produced by Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation of Al-Qaida Deputy Commander Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri titled, "A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan." During the recording, al-Zawahiri appealed to Muslims in Pakistan to support Al-Qaida and the Taliban..."
  • Test Your Jihadi Knowledge

    07/09/2009 3:42:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 563+ views
    JARRET ^ | Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 4:03 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "So, I’m finally sitting down with this 149 page-book, entitled, “The Ruling on the Muslim Spy.” Here’ s what I’ve noticed off-the-bat about Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s forward." SNIPPET: "But then I remembered that the big-daddy al-Zawahiri’s ‘best-of’ list can be extracted from his winding book, Exoneration. In this book, al-Zawahiri drafts his all-star list, which includes everyone above and a whole lot more. It’s a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary jihadi thought. Test yourself and see how many you can identify. There’s some little gems buried in this list… Shaykh Ahmad Shakir Shaykh Mahmud Shakir Shaykh Muhammad Ibn-Ibrahim Al al-Shaykh...
  • New Report Ayman al-Zawahiri Is In Quetta Pakistan

    05/11/2009 7:31:58 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/11/09 | The Lid
    When last we heard from Dr. al-Zawahiri he released an audio message released vowing revenge for Israel's air and ground assault on Gaza and called the Jewish state's actions against Hamas militants "a gift" from U.S. President Barack Obama for the recent uprising conflict in Gaza. Apparently the $25 million dollar man has been seen again. In a report breaking in the Washington Times tomorrow, the number two guy in al Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri is believed to be hiding in beautiful downtown Quetta, Pakistan. This information comes from Pakistani intelligence. Apparently the second most wanted terrorist in the world is...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 hiding in Quetta: Pakistani intelligence source reports al-Zawahiri's location

    05/11/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 67 replies · 5,380+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2009 | Jasmeen Manzoor
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, the most wanted terrorist after Osama bin Laden, with a $25 million bounty on his head, is holed up near Quetta, Pakistan, according to a highly placed Pakistani intelligence source.
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Blasts Obama, Again

    04/20/2009 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,079+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | April 20, 2009 7:57 AM | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    (CBS) Al Qaeda's deputy commander, Ayman Zawahri, has issued another scathing attack on President Obama in a new audio tape released on jihadi Web sites. Zawahri argues that the U.S. president is following the same policies as his predecessor, George W. Bush.
  • Zawahri urges Sudan’s Bashir to "repent" Al-Qaeda asks Sudanese to prepare for war

    03/25/2009 2:07:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 365+ views
    AL ^ | March 24, 2009 | n/a
    DUBAI (Agencies) Al-Qaeda’s number two in commend Ayman Zawahiri urged the people of Sudan to prepare for a long guerrilla war against the West and asked the country's embattered President Omar al-Bashir to "repent," in an Internet video message released on Tuesday.
  • NEFA Foundation: New Zawahiri Audio - "From Kabul to Mogadishu"

    02/22/2009 10:37:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 458+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | February 22, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio recording from Al-Qaida Deputy Commander Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released on February 22 and titled, "From Kabul to Mogadishu.""
  • To Combat Obama, Al-Qaeda Hurls Insults

    Soon after the November election, al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader took stock of America's new president-elect and dismissed him with an insulting epithet. "A house Negro," Ayman al-Zawahiri said. That was just a warm-up. In the weeks since, the terrorist group has unleashed a stream of verbal tirades against Barack Obama, each more venomous than the last. Obama has been called a "hypocrite," a "killer" of innocents, an "enemy of Muslims." He was even blamed for the Israeli military assault on Gaza, which began and ended before he took office.
  • To Combat Obama, Al-Qaeda Hurls Insults

    01/25/2009 8:36:49 AM PST · by bergmeid · 29 replies · 1,317+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sun Jan 25, 2008 | Joby Warrick
    Soon after the November election, al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader took stock of America's new president-elect and dismissed him with an insulting epithet. "A house Negro," Ayman al-Zawahiri said....
  • Mexico denounces violence in Gaza

    01/14/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 79 replies · 2,162+ views
    PRESS ^ | Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:21 GMT | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Mexico condemns the excessive use of force associated with the Israeli army operation in Gaza, " a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday. It also condemned "the continued launching of mortars into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip". Latin American countries have largely condemned Israel over its launch of 'Operation Cast Lead' on Gaza on December 27. Immediately after Israeli warplanes attacked the strip, Cuba called the offensive an "act of genocide" and a "criminal military operation, the bloodiest one executed by Israel against the Palestinian people." Three day later, the Bolivian Foreign...
  • Captured Hamas Intelligence, 9 Jan 2009, 16:26 IST

    01/09/2009 2:03:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 1,830+ views
    IDF ^ | JANUARY 9, 2009...17:54 | n/a
    Note: See map inlcuded on this report. Note: The following text is a quote: JANUARY 9, 2009...17:54 Captured Hamas Intelligence, 9 Jan 2009, 16:26 IST Jump to Comments Confiscated Intelligence Map from Hamas Hamas turn a Gaza neighborhood into a warzone. This map, confiscated Wednesday (Jan. 7) by IDF paratroopers operating in the north of Gaza, shows how Hamas uses an entire neighborhood, rigging it with explosive devices and putting the entire civilian population at great risk. The map shows the al-Tatraa neighborhood in Gaza City divided into three areas of operation (red, blue and green). The dots on the...
  • Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya

    01/06/2009 2:55:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 77 replies · 1,381+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya 6 Jan 2009 An initial inquiry by forces on operating in the area of the incident indicates that a number of mortar shells were fired at IDF forces from within the Jebaliya school. In response to the incoming enemy fire, the forces returned mortar fire to the source. Preliminary Background Briefing Today, a reported 30 Palestinians were killed in a heartrending tragedy at a school in Jebaliya. Initial investigations indicate that Hamas terrorists fired mortar bombs from the area of the school...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Blames Obama, Egypt's President for Gaza

    01/07/2009 3:09:36 AM PST · by The_Victor · 20 replies · 1,194+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | 1/7/2009 | n/a
    CAIRO, Egypt  —  An intelligence monitoring center reports that Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader is blaming Barack Obama and Egypt's president for the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The SITE Monitoring Service says the audio statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on militant Web sites Tuesday. This is al-Zawahiri's first comment on the crisis since the war began eleven days ago. In a transcript of the statement released by SITE, he calls the Israeli offensive a "Crusade against Islam and Muslims" and "Obama's gift to Israel" before he takes office. Al-Zawahiri also calls Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak, a "traitor" for keeping...
  • Al Qaeda Vows Revenge for Gaza [Zawahiri refers directly to President-elect Barack Obama....]

    01/06/2009 1:43:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,223+ views
    Al Qaeda Vows Revenge for Gaza Ayman al-Zawahiri Vows to Avenge Deaths of Palestinians By MADDY SAUER Jan. 6, 2009— Osama bin Laden's top deputy in al Qaeda has released a new tape in which he threatens the United States and vows revenge for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza. "We will never stop until we avenge the death of all who are killed, injured, widowed and orphaned in Palestine and throughout the Islamic world," said Ayman al-Zawahiri in a new 10-minute audio recording released today on extreme Islamist Web forums. The message is entitled "The Massacre in Gaza and...
  • News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    11/28/2008 4:24:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 340+ views
    "News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict November 18-25, 2008" SNIPPET: "Important Events The Gaza Strip Sporadic Rocket and Mortar Shell Fire into Israel Continues" SNIPPET: "The Lull Arrangement – Update Opening the Gaza Strip Crossings and Closing Them Following a Renewal of Attacks"
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • Apostate?

    11/20/2008 9:03:12 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 16 replies · 666+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 11/20/'08 | Monica Crowley
    Osama bin Laden’s deputy gangster Ayman al-Zawahiri is back with a new videotape, and the press went wild with his offensive description of Barack Obama as a “house negro.” But buried in the tape is something much more important. At two different points, al-Zawahiri seems to be calling out Obama as an apostate of Islam.
  • Al Qaeda Already Baiting Obama!

    11/19/2008 10:38:26 AM PST · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 451+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 11-19-08 | JB Williams
    Consistent with U.S. Intelligence reports over the past few months, UK News organization The Mirror warns - “America faces a heightened terror threat in the 75 days until Barack Obama takes office, US spy chiefs warned yesterday.” The column goes on, - “The CIA and other intelligence agencies gave him his first security briefing - and told him fanatics may try to exploit the period before he enters the White House to attack America.” The Mirror reports, - Their concern was echoed by George Bush, who said outside the White House: “We are facing a struggle against violent extremists determined...
  • Al-Qaeda No. 2: Hizbullah didn't win war against Israel

    09/08/2008 1:46:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 141+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | September 08 2008
    Al-Qaeda on Monday released a new video accusing Iran of giving way to the US in Afghanistan and Iraq. The new footage, released three days before the seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, also slammed Lebanese leaders. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's deputy leader focussed on what they called the "Iranian-Crusade alliance" saying the Muslim Umma [nation] was being targetted. In the one-hand-half-hour video, al-Zawahiri said that the Muslim Umma was facing a military, ideological and media crusade by the Iranian "coalition," which had given way to the US, by letting them invade Afghanistan and...
  • Seven years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda leaders plot on in safe havens

    09/07/2008 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies · 141+ views ^ | 09.07.08
    Seven years after the deadliest attack on the United States, Al-Qaeda's masterminds remain beyond US reach, stirring violence and plotting new attacks on the West, officials and analysts say. From sanctuaries in nuclear armed Pakistan, Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are presiding over an Al-Qaeda that has sprung back from serious setbacks with help from its old friends, the Taliban, they say. They are "not only still at large, but actively communicating with their followers around the world by video messages, and actively engaged in supporting two wars against American forces -- in Afghanistan and Iraq," said...
  • New Covert Radio Flash Report: Examining reports of Zawahiri's Death/Wounding

    08/02/2008 7:33:37 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Covert Radio Show and Long War Journal ^ | 08/02/2008 | Brett Winterble
    FLASH Report from Covert Radio with the Long War Journal. Looking at the reports of the death of Zawahiri, plus Roggio examines reports of AQI pulling out of Iraq and transiting to Afghanistan via Iran. Free download at the site or at Itunes.
  • Analysis: Reports of Zawahiri’s death are based on suspect sources

    08/02/2008 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 585+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | August 1, 2008 9:06 PM | Bill Roggio
    As Western and Pakistani intelligence sort through the fallout from the July 28 airstrike in South Waziristan, Pakistan, rumors are swirling that Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, was either killed or seriously wounded in the attack. All of these rumors have been based on Pakistani intelligence sources, which makes the allegations suspect. Without confirmation from the US military or intelligence, the reports from Pakistan should be viewed with deep skepticism. From the strike to the Zawahiri rumor Rumors of Zawahiri's death or wounding began four days after what appears to be a US Predator unmanned aerial vehicle...
  • Pakistan: More Rumors of Al-Zawahiri's Death [Zawahiri Killed in US airstrike?]

    08/01/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 57 replies · 536+ views
    Stratfor ^ | 8/01/08 | Stratfor
    Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri is rumored to have been killed in a July 28 U.S. airstrike in Pakistan
  • No evidence of al Qaeda No. 2's illness or death, U.S. say

    08/02/2008 8:08:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies · 163+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug 2nd, 2008
    U.S. counterterrorism officials said Friday they have seen no evidence to support a media report that al Qaeda's No. 2 official, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be critically wounded or dead. A $25 million reward has been offered for Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second-in-command. A $25 million reward has been offered for Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second-in-command. A senior intelligence official told CNN there is no evidence to support a CBS News report on al-Zawahiri, and no reason to believe it is true. "This is utterly uncorroborated, and at this point there is no reason to believe that al-Zawahiri has been injured...
  • Al Qaeda #2 May Be Dead

    08/02/2008 5:41:35 AM PDT · by kenmcg · 9 replies · 148+ views
    India Premier News | 08/01/2008
    Al-Qaeda No.2 al-Zawahiri may be dead: report Islamabad, Aug 2 (PTI) Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's second most powerful leader after Osama Bin Laden, might be critically wounded and possibly dead, according to a media report. The CBS News reported that it had obtained from sources in Pakistan a copy of an intercepted letter which urgently requests a doctor to treat al-Zawahiri. The al-Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding somewhere in Pakistan's tribal areas. The letter, reportedly written by Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, refers to al-Zawahiri by name and states that he is in "severe pain" and his "injuries are...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Zawahiri Injured, Possibly Killed (CBS)

    08/01/2008 7:36:19 PM PDT · by submarinerswife · 55 replies · 150+ views
    Al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be injured or even dead, according to a CBS News report based on an intercepted letter that urgently requests a doctor to treat Zawahiri
  • Exclusive: Al Qaeda No. 2 Injured?

    08/01/2008 5:08:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 250 replies · 426+ views ^ | August 1, 2008
    Unverified Letter Obtained By CBS News Urgently Requests Doctor To Treat Ayman al-ZawahiriCBS) Ayman al-Zawahiri - the second most powerful leader in al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden's No. 2 - may be critically wounded and possibly dead, CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan reports exclusively. CBS News has obtained a copy of an intercepted letter from sources in Pakistan, which urgently requests a doctor to treat al-Zawahiri. He's believed to be somewhere in Pakistan's remote tribal areas of Pakistan. The letter refers to Sheikh Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri by name - and says that he is in "severe...
  • America's Fury As Hamza Smuggles Hate Messages To Bin Laden's No 2... From UK Jail Cell

    06/28/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 200+ views ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jason Lewis
    American counter-terrorism chiefs are demanding a full explanation from Britain of how radical cleric Abu Hamza was able to smuggle murderous messages from his UK prison cell to Al Qaeda's deputy leader. The major diplomatic row comes in the wake of a long-running battle by US prosecutors to extradite the former imam of London's Finsbury Park mosque to stand trial in America. Hook-handed Hamza was jailed for seven years in Britain in 2006 for inciting murder and racial hatred and is held at Belmarsh prison, South-East London, supposedly one of Britain's most secure jails. Jail mail: Hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza...
  • al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri And Saddam Hussein Were Planning Attacks After 9-11

    06/22/2008 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 589+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jun 21 2008 1:25 pm | AJStrata
    The SurrenderMedia recently misreported (there’s a surprise) that Saddam Hussein had no ties to al-Qaeda, when in fact the report the SurrenderMedia was trying to cover said just the opposite. As I noted at the time the analysis showed Saddam Hussein had long time ties with Ayman Zawahiri, who at the time ran the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. A group that was integrated into al-Qaeda when Zawahiri joined forces with Bin Laden in the 1990’s. Gateway Pundit has a link to a recent news article out of Iraq showing evidence that Saddam Hussein continued his ties with Zawahiri after...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Al-Qaida No. 2 says group still targeting the West

    04/22/2008 1:43:55 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 8 replies · 127+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 22 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden's chief deputy warns that al-Qaida still has plans to target Western countries involved in the Iraq war in a new audiotape released Tuesday to answer questions posed by followers. The voice in the lengthy file posted on an Islamic Web site, could not be immediately confirmed as al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri's. But it sounded like past audiotapes from the terror leader. The tape is billed as the second installment of al-Zawahri's answers to more than 900 questions submitted on extremist Internet sites by al-Qaida supporters, critics and journalists in December. Asked by one...
  • Al-Qaeda speaks (Z-Man rants about Iraq & Mookie)

    04/21/2008 5:44:19 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | 4/21/2008 | Wretchard
    The Iraq Status report has a translation of al-Qaeda's Zawahiri's call to do or die in Iraq. The full text follows after the Read More. The most comedic moment comes when he tries to revile Moqtada al-Sadr as a poseur and a loser; saying in effect that the Boy Wonder is all hat and no cattle. What old whiskers fails to realize is that he might very well be talking about himself. "Iraq today is now the most important arena in which our Muslim nation is waging the battle against the forces of the Crusader-Zionist campaign. Therefore, backing the mujahidin...
  • Al-Qaida No. 2 says Iraq a ‘failure’ for the U.S. (Zawahiri wants to be #2 on the Democrat ticket)

    04/18/2008 3:38:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 88+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/18/2008 | ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader claimed in an audiotape released Friday that five years of U.S. involvement in Iraq brought only defeat, and said President Bush will be forced to pass the problem to his successor. Ayman al-Zawahri alleged that by heeding advice of his top commanders in Iraq and guaranteeing a heavy American military presence after July, Bush was "covering up for the failure" of his Iraq policies. "If the American forces leave, they will lose everything. And if they stay, they will bleed to death," he argued. The authenticity of the 16-minute recording, posted on a...
  • Militant Web site: al-Qaida's No. 2 to release new statement soon

    04/17/2008 5:59:21 PM PDT · by james500 · 12 replies · 94+ views
    AP via IHT ^ | April 18, 2008
    A militant Web site says that al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, will release a new statement soon. The Web site, known for militant messaging, says al-Zawahri's statement will discuss the five year U.S. presence in Iraq. It's not clear whether it would be an audio or video recording. The Web site says al-Zawahri's new release will be entitled, "Five years of the invasion of Iraq and decades of injustice by tyrants," and is expected "shortly." No details were provided.
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2: We don't kill innocents ("bin Laden is healthy and well,")

    04/03/2008 4:37:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies · 42+ views ^ | April 3, 2008 | CNN
    The second-in-command of al Qaeda has said the terrorist group does not kill innocents and that its leader Osama bin Laden is healthy, according to a transcript of an audio tape released by radical Islamist Web sites. Ayman al-Zawahiri made his remarks in response to questions solicited on a Web site close to al Qaeda. The questions asked his views about Egypt and Iraq as well as Hamas, the militant Islamic group that seized control of Gaza last year. They also referred to attacks by al Qaeda and affiliated groups that have killed scores of civilians in Muslim nations, such...
  • Abbas to visit U.S. next month--Jewish groups placed on security alert

    03/26/2008 1:27:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 240+ views
    JTA ^ | 3-26-08
    [url=]Jewish groups placed on security alert [/url] Citing an increase in threats and attacks, a U.S. Jewish security network warned its members to be alert to a "new set of circumstances." "The convergence and timing of several events coupled with escalating tensions in the Middle East create a new set of circumstances that have commanded our attention," said the alert issued Tuesday by the Secure Community Network. "The current heightened threat environment poses challenges and issues, particularly when there is a need for a balanced approach to securing our institutions, agencies and organizations." The alert cited among other circumstances the...
  • Chilling Confirmation - Yes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat.

    03/24/2008 8:32:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 24, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    March 24, 2008, 5:00 a.m. Chilling ConfirmationYes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat. By Deroy Murdock As Operation Iraqi Freedom is now five years old, a new study confirms that ousting Saddam Hussein was justified and vital to U.S. national security. Though war critics hate to admit it, the Baathist dictator was up to his mustache in aid for Islamofascist terrorism. As a report from the Institute for Defense Analyses explains, “captured Iraqi documents uncovered strong evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism.” IDA’s review of some 600,000 documents discovered in Iraq since...
  • Qaida No. 2 Urges Attacks on Israel, US

    03/24/2008 5:09:00 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 283+ views
    AP, The Washington Post ^ | 24 March 2008 | Lee Keath
    Qaida No. 2 Urges Attacks on Israel, USAl-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims in a new audiotape released Monday to strike Jewish and American targets in revenge for Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.      The al-Zawahri tape came on the heels of a message from Osama bin Laden, who called for a holy war to liberate the Palestinian territories. Together, the two messages appeared to be a more direct push by the terror network's leadership to use widespread anger over the Gaza violence to whip up support.......      "Muslims, today is your day. Strike the interests...
  • al-Qaida No. 2 Says Attack Israel, US

    03/23/2008 10:10:56 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 789+ views
    AP ^ | March 24, 2008
    Al-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri is calling on Muslims to strike Israeli and American interests to avenge Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a new audiotape. In the 4-minute tape, posted on a Web site Monday, al-Zawahri accuses Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of helping Israel in its offensive by sealing off the border between Egypt and Gaza. He calls on Muslims to "strike the interests of the Jews, the Americans, and all of those who participated in the attack on the Muslims," and says attacks should not be limited to areas in Israel or the Palestinian territories....
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Zawahri urges anti-Israel attacks over Gaza-Web

    03/23/2008 6:15:13 PM PDT · by james500 · 10 replies · 467+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:07pm EDT
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri called for attacks on Israeli and Western targets to avenge Israel's raids on the Gaza Strip, in an audio tape posted on the Internet on Monday. "O Muslims. Today is your day. Hit the interest of the Jews and the Americans and all those who participated in the aggression against Muslims," said the speaker on the tape who sounded like Zawahri. "Monitor the targets, collect the money, prepare the hardware, plan accurately and then attack," he added, without specifically naming any targets. "No one can say today that we should fight the Jews in Palestine...
  • Al Qaeda Deputy Leader Al Zawahiri Pens Book Condemning Militants Who Rejected Violence

    03/02/2008 8:01:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 415+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/2/2008 | ap
    CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader wrote a book published Sunday on militant Islamic Web sites in which he slams radical militants who have disavowed armed struggle and turned their backs on violence. The 215-page book by Aymen Al Zawahiri is the latest salvo in an intellectual war between the founders of the terror group and the other Islamic militants, many of whom have become disillusioned with homicide bombings and attacks on civilians. "This message that I present to the reader today is the most difficult, if not the hardest I have written in my life," al-Zawahri wrote...
  • Officials: Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Bhutto killing

    12/27/2007 11:19:23 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 9 replies · 201+ views
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Thursday citing an alleged claim of responsibility by al Qaeda for former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, a DHS official told CNN. But such a claim has not appeared on radical Islamist Web sites that regularly post such messages from al Qaeda and other militant groups. The source of the claim was apparently an obscure Italian news agency, Adnkronos International (AKI), which said that al Qaeda Afghanistan commander and spokesman Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid had telephoned the agency to make the claim. "We terminated the most...
  • Al Qaeda Seeks Journalists' Questions for Al-Zawahiri

    12/20/2007 12:51:20 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 126+ views ^ | December 20, 2007
    CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda has invited journalists to send questions to its No. 2 figure, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the first such offer by the increasingly media-savvy terror network to "interview" one of its leaders since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The invitation is a new twist in Al Qaeda's campaign to reach a broader audience, and represents an attempt by al-Zawahiri to present himself as a sophisticated leader rather than a mass murderer. "I think their media capability is sophisticated as ever," said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "It shows how...
  • Al-Zawahri warns of traitors in Iraq [jackals in despair]

    12/17/2007 12:22:58 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies · 143+ views
    AP via YahooNews ^ | 12/17/07 | LEE KEATH
    Al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri warned of "traitors" among insurgents in Iraq and called on Iraqi Sunni Arab tribes to purge those who help the Americans in a new videotape posted Monday on the Web. Al-Zawahri's comments were aimed at undermining so-called "awakening councils" — the groups of Iraqi Sunni tribesmen that the U.S. military has backed to help fight al-Qaida in Iraq and its allies. Some Sunni insurgent groups have fought alongside American forces, and the U.S. military has touted the councils as a major factor in reducing violence in war-torn regions like Iraq's Anbar province. In the 90-minute...
  • Al-Zawahri Video: US Failing in Iraq

    12/16/2007 4:21:09 PM PST · by james500 · 43 replies · 136+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec 16 07:01 PM US/Eastern
    Al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri said in a new video posted Monday that the United States is trying to hide its failures in Iraq and warned that the mujahedeen there are increasing in strength. "We are seeing a triple failure for the Americans in Iraq," al-Zawahri said in the 90-minute videotape. "No matter how much the gigantic propaganda machine in America tries to deceive the people, the reality is stronger and worse than all the deceptions." He said U.S. forces were "defeated and looking for a way out," and Iraqi forces were unable to keep security. Al-Zawahri denounced Sunni Arab...
  • Al Qaeda 'Co-opts' New Affiliates

    09/16/2007 6:48:11 AM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 16, 2007 | Josh Meyer
    WASHINGTON — Secure in its haven in northwestern Pakistan, a resurgent Al Qaeda is trying to expand its network, in some cases by executing corporate-style takeovers of regional Islamic extremist groups, according to U.S. intelligence officials and counter-terrorism experts. Though not always successful, these moves indicate a shift in strategy by the terrorist network as it seeks to broaden its reach and renew its ability to strike Western targets, including the United States, officials and experts say. "Certainly we do see Al Qaeda trying to influence the broader movement and to control some of these affiliates in a more direct...
  • Bin Laden Sidelined As Al-Qaeda Threat Revives

    09/15/2007 6:35:14 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 771+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-16-2007 | Tim Shipman
    Bin Laden sidelined as al-Qaeda threat revives By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 1:29am BST 16/09/2007 Osama bin Laden's deputy has seized control of al-Qaeda and rebuilt the terror network into an organisation capable of launching complex terror attacks in Britain and America. Al-Qaeda leadership Intelligence officials have told The Sunday Telegraph that bin Laden has not chaired a meeting of al-Qaeda's ruling shura, or council, in more than two years. Instead, Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's nominal number two, is credited with rebuilding the terror network since the Afghan war in 2001. Intelligence sources in Washington have revealed that...
  • Behind Islamic Terror

    08/22/2007 6:12:39 PM PDT · by VxH · 13 replies · 1,233+ views
    The New American ^ | 03 Sep 2007 | William F. Jasper
    “Al-Qaeda Stronger than Ever.” “U.S. Concern at Al-Qaeda Strength.” These and similar titles accompanied news stories that began breaking during the second week of July, announcing leaks of a disturbing new classified intelligence report. Prepared for President Bush by the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), the five-page report entitled Al-Qaeda Better Prepared to Strike the West paints a picture of a revived, more dangerous terror network led by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Associated Press reported on July 11 that an unnamed counterterrorism official familiar with the still-unreleased report paraphrased the briefing paper as finding that al-Qaeda is...