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  • Prosecutor: Women knew group involved in terrorism

    10/04/2011 9:39:26 PM PDT · by quantim · 6 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 4, 10:16 PM EDT | AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minnesota women accused of going door-to-door to raise money for al-Shabab knew the Somali-based group engaged in terrorism and "rejoiced" when they heard about its victories in their war-torn homeland, a prosecutor said Tuesday. However, an attorney for one of the women told jurors during opening statements that Amina Farah Ali, 35, was just trying to help her fellow Somalis and didn't know the U.S. considers al-Shabab a terrorist group. Prosecutors have said Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were part of a "deadly pipeline" that routed money and fighters from the U.S. to Somalia. The...
  • LibzGetReal

    06/19/2011 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/18.2011 | Mark Steyn
    Last week was a great week for lesbians coming out of the closet — coming out, that is, as middle-aged heterosexual men. On Sunday, Amina Arraf, the young vivacious Syrian lesbian activist whose inspiring blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” had captured hearts around the world, was revealed to be, in humdrum reality, one Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old college student from Georgia. The following day, Paula Brooks, the lesbian activist and founder of the website LezGetReal, was revealed to be one Bill Graber, a 58-year-old construction worker from Ohio. In their capacity as leading lesbians in the Sapphic blogosphere, “Miss...
  • Two Florida imams among six accused of sending $50,000 to Pakistani Taliban

    05/14/2011 1:24:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 14, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    The U.S. Attorney's office in South Florida charged six people, including the imam of the oldest mosque in Miami, with supporting and financing the Pakistani Taliban. The men are suspected of giving $50,000 to the terrorist organization, according to the four-count indictment. Authorities claimed that Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the leader at the mosque, and his sons Irfan Khan and Izhar Khan were arrested Saturday morning. "Despite being an Imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace," U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement. "Instead, as today's charges show, he acted...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | 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,...
  • NY Honor Killer's Muslim Sympathy Site Yanked

    02/15/2009 4:18:29 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 1,468+ views ^ | February 14, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    The website of a New York TV network whose aim is to improve American perceptions of Islam was shut down this morning, two days after its founder admitted to the beheading of his wife. And while that irony might bring a momentary smile, another attempt to conceal the facts behind an honor killing right here in America should stir nothing short of outrage. Muzzammil Hassan, CEO of Bridges TV, whose motto is "connecting people through understanding," apparently didn't think Thursday's honor killing -- and make no mistake about what this was -- at the station might somehow blur that message....
  • First Time FBI Calls Case an 'Honor Killing'

    10/14/2008 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Sopater · 24 replies · 893+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2008 | Maxim Lott
    Almost a year after two teenage girls were found dead — allegedly executed by their father — in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case may have been an "honor killing." Sarah Said, 17, and her sister Amina, 18, were killed on New Year's Day, but for nine months authorities deflected questions about whether their father — the prime suspect and the subject of a nationwide manhunt — may have targeted them because of a perceived slight upon his honor.
  • Mideast Muslims outraged, see 'conspiracy' after woman leads prayers in U.S.

    03/19/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Pikamax · 58 replies · 1,731+ views
    CBC ^ | 03/19/05 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    Mideast Muslims outraged, see 'conspiracy' after woman leads prayers in U.S. 05:56 PM EST Mar 19 NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Muslims in the Middle East on Saturday angrily denounced prayers led by a woman in New York City the day before as a violation of Islam. One Egyptian newspaper, Al-Messa, reported the news of Amina Wadud leading Friday prayer services on its front page, with the emphatic headline: They are tarnishing Islam in America! It referred to Wadud as "the deranged woman." A female Islamic law professor condemned the act as apostasy, explaining that a woman's body...
  • Protest Nigerian Woman's Scheduled Stoning Death Sentence

    09/13/2002 7:19:11 PM PDT · by soozla · 9 replies · 274+ views
    You may have heard the story about a Nigerian woman sentenced to death for having a child out of wedlock. She will be buried up to her neck. Then her punishers will surround her and throw rocks at her head until her skull is crushed and she dies a painful and horrible death. I have attached the link to the Amnesty International site. On the right hand side, there is a letter to the Nigerian president which you can sign. The woman has 30 days to appeal against her sentence. It takes less than one minute to sign the letter....
  • Faithful or fanatic? {UK Muslim immigrant sentenced to life for murdering in-law family, own child}

    06/20/2002 5:27:52 AM PDT · by syriacus · 18 replies · 362+ views
    Organiser - New Delhi ^ | April  16, 2000
    IN a brutual incident of killing that reveals the practical influence of Islam, a Moroccan, Ibrahim Aderdour, murdered three generations of his wife's British Christian family in North London because she refused to bring up their daughter as a Muslim. According to a report carried by The Times, London, Ibrahim Aderdour, an illegal immigrant who was earlier sheltered by the Trant family a few years back, stabbed to death his 16-month old daughter, Amina, his estranged wife, Sophie, 32, and her parents at their family home in Islington, North London on October 12, 1995. A British court has given...