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  • German sources suggest Bosnia-linked cell preparing new UK attack

    09/13/2005 9:12:31 AM PDT · by joan · 131 replies · 1,789+ views
    Serbianna ^ | September 13, 2005
    Text of report by Udo Ulfkotte entitled "Security circles: Indications of a third London terror cell", published by German news agency ddp on 12 September September 12, 2005 --Frankfurt am Main: There are indications that the Al-Qa'idah terror organization has an intact network operating in the Balkans. Sources within the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) intimate that both the Madrid terrorists, and some of those who perpetrated the London bombings, had "contacts with Bosnia". These sources told ddp news agency that European intelligence services had "vague indications that another terror cell controlled from Bosnia is preparing a new attack on London"....
  • BOSNIA IS "SAFE HAVEN" FOR AL QAEDA

    11/01/2001 7:29:19 AM PST · by Andy from Beaverton · 19 replies · 3,115+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/31/01 | Daria Sito-Sucic
    US Attacks Put Spotlight on Bosnia Muslim Community By Daria Sito-SucicGORNJA MAOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) - This idyllic Bosnian village seems a world away from the rubble of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But Muslims here say outsiders treat them with increased suspicion after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington.``I have never fired a bullet, and they call me a terrorist,'' said Abdulah, a bearded 27-year-old who last year moved to the northern village of Gornja Maoca with his wife and three children for a life devoted to their religion.But some local people regard him and ...
  • Film on Bosnian war rapes stirs Berlin fest

    02/13/2006 8:32:47 AM PST · by voletti · 20 replies · 1,283+ views
    Financial Express ^ | 2/12/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN, FEBRUARY 13: A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of Bosnian women by Serb soldiers won cheers at its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday. Grbavica spotlights a hushed-up topic of mass rapes in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo with a tear-jerking story of a Muslim woman who tries to hide the grisly truth of the past to protect her daughter. The film, seen by critics as one of the Berlinale's best so far, is told against the backdrop of Sarajevo's struggle to come to terms with...
  • British Jury Convicts Muslim Cleric (Abu Hamza)

    02/07/2006 5:21:47 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 116 replies · 4,831+ views
    AP ^ | February 7th, 2006 | AP
    LONDON - A British jury convicted radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday of fomenting racial hatred and inciting his followers to kill non-Muslims. Al-Masri, 47, the former imam at London's Finsbury Park mosque, also was convicted of possessing a terrorist document and threatening or abusive recordings. Al-Masri, Britain's best-known Islamist orator, could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison. The jury of seven men and five women found al-Masri guilty on seven of nine charges of soliciting murder. He also was convicted on two of four charges of stirring racial hatred. Though asked to stand for the...
  • BRITISH JOURNALIST EYE-WITNESSED OSAMA BIN LADEN ENTERING ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC’S OFFICE IN SARAJEVO

    02/04/2006 12:59:01 PM PST · by joan · 98 replies · 2,981+ views
    www.slobodan-milosevic.org ^ | February 3, 2006 | Andy Wilcoxson
    The trial of Slobodan Milosevic resumed on Friday with the testimony of Ms. Eva Prentice. Ms. Prentice is a British journalist who has covered the Balkans for both The Guardian and the London Times newspapers since the 1980s. Over the course of her career she visited the former Yugoslavia at least forty times. Ms. Prentice testified that she was concerned by non-objective reporting in the Western media. She said that Western politicians and journalists presented the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in terms of good vs. evil. She said that Serbs were demonized and portrayed as evil while Kosovo-Albanians, Croats,...
  • US backs Kosovo incentives for Serbs

    01/30/2006 1:54:34 AM PST · by kronos77 · 43 replies · 793+ views
    he US yesterday made the case for offering Serbia incentives to reach agreement in negotiations over the final status of Kosovo, while setting out the possibility of independence for the province if the ethnic Albanian majority accepted compromises to accommodate its Serbian minority. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state, told a Senate hearing the US was neither championing independence nor autonomy for Kosovo. But diplomats said his testimony was a clear signal the US looked favourably on independence, under certain conditions. In what diplomats also called a significant policy statement, Mr Burns made clear the US had no objection to independence...
  • Abu Hamza appears at Old Bailey ahead of trial [Captain Hook]

    01/09/2006 8:51:24 AM PST · by Alouette · 5 replies · 389+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan. 9, 2006
    LONDON (AFP) - Abu Hamza al-Masri, the one-eyed, hook-handed Islamist cleric, appeared before London's main criminal court charged with soliciting the murder of Jews and non-Muslims and other alleged crimes. Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque in north London, faces a total of 15 charges, including nine of "soliciting to murder" and four of using language aimed at stirring up racial hatred. One of the charges is under the Terrorism Act 2000, accusing him of possessing a document, "The Encyclopaedia of the Afghani Jihad", which contained information "of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing...
  • BOSNIA: CROATS SEEK PROTECTION AFTER ISLAMIST THREATS

    09/28/2005 3:23:06 PM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 441+ views
    AKI ^ | September 28
    Brcko, 28 Sept. (AKI) - Croats in the northeastern Bosnian town of Brcko have asked local authorities to protect them, after receiving threats from an extremist Islamic group in the nearby village of Gornja Maoca, local media reported today. Brcko is a multi-ethnic town under international control, with a mixed Muslim, Croat and Serb population, but a community of Wahhabi Muslims has settled nearby, preaching the most radical form of Islam. Bosnia's majority Muslim population has radicalised since the 1992-1995 civil war when hundreds of mujahadeen from other Muslim countries came to fight on their side - with many remaining...
  • Ex-Security Chief Blows Whistle on UN's Kosovo Mission

    09/27/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT · by joan · 27 replies · 1,880+ views
    AINA ^ | September 27, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Following five years of United Nations control and billions of dollars of international aid, Kosovo is a lawless region "owned" by the Albanian mafia, characterized by continuing ethnic cleansing and subject to increasing infiltration by al Qaeda-linked Muslim jihadists, according to a whistleblower interviewed by Cybercast News Service. The U.N.'s repeated failure to act on received intelligence has allowed illegal paramilitary groups to flourish and engage in terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing regional governments in the Balkans, said Thomas Gambill, a former security chief with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), self-described as the world's largest regional...
  • Was Mohammed Atta Overlooked?

    08/14/2005 11:22:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 1,325+ views
    TIME ^ | Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 | BRIAN BENNETT, TIMOTHY J. BURGER AND DOUGLAS WALLER
    New questions about whether the U.S. had information about the 9/11 mastermind years before the attacks Just how damning are allegations by Congressman Curt Weldon that a secret Pentagon intelligence operation pegged hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat nearly two years before he led the 9/11 attacks? When Weldon first made the charge in a new book and in a June speech on the House floor, it met with little attention, but perhaps due to the August heat or the approaching fourth anniversary of the attacks, the accusation ignited controversy last week. The question is whether it has any substance....
  • Attack on Italy within 6 months

    07/14/2005 7:42:40 PM PDT · by zagor-te-nej · 11 replies · 791+ views
    ANSA ^ | July 14, 2005 | zagor-te-nej
    TERRORISM: FORMER IMAM CARMAGNOLA, ATTACK on ITALY WITHIN 6 MONTHS ROME, 12 July - "Within six months Italy will undergo a chemical attack. It is the time to hit Berlusconi and it will happen in little time". This is claim made by Abdel Qader Fadlallah Mamour, the former imam of Carmagnola follower of Bin Laden, already expelled from our country. He said this in the course in an interview released to 'Countercurrent', of Sky TG24. Interview will go on air this evening. To the question on what organization it is preparing the attack, Mamour makes reference "to the brigades of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: UK Spy Identifies Groups and People Behind London Bombings

    07/08/2005 9:00:29 AM PDT · by freeper1995 · 62 replies · 2,976+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 7/7/2005 | David Storobin Interviewing Glen Jenvey, UK intel operative
    Glen Jenvey worked for several military attachés covering terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and their members in Britain. His stings led to the capture of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a major terrorist and multiple other terrorists. He has been profiled and interviewed in major media across the globe, including in the US, UK, Russia, India, etc. Neil Doyle wrote a book entitled "Terror Tracker" about Mr. Jenvey. ... Glen Jenvey: The group is linked directly to terrorists associated with Abu Hamza, who's in jail due in large part to my efforts for British intelligence. The group is also tied to other clerics...
  • Serbs, Lies, and Videotape

    06/16/2005 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 154 replies · 2,421+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 17, 2005 | Julia Gorin
    Serbs, Lies, and Videotape By Julia Gorin FrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2005 Recently, “Hannity & Colmes”, of the usually less-easily-fooled-than-other-networks Fox News Channel, treated us masses to a “genocide” video that’s just been handed over to the Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Pouring even more gasoline onto the carefully cultivated and long accepted caricature of the evil Serb, Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes were of one mind when Hannity called the actions of the Bosnian Serb soldiers in the video “pure evil” and “evil incarnate.” Without being wrong about evil on display in the video, the...
  • Madrid Bombers Trained at Bosnia-Based Al Qaeda Camps

    05/10/2005 7:23:28 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 56 replies · 1,504+ views
    NOVINITE (BULGARIA) ^ | 10 May 2005
    The terrorists that carried out the Madrid bombings in March 2004 have been trained at special Al Qaeda based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The news was broken Tuesday by the chief of the local police department Dragomir Andan at a special press conference. RIA Novosti cited the top police chief as saying that all 11 terrorists left for Spain passing through Sarajevo. It was also reported that the explosives used in the terror acts were produced in Bosnia. A total of 192 people were killed and over 1,500 others were injured in the March 11, 2004 attacks in Madrid.
  • Anti-Serb programs in Kosovo

    04/21/2005 3:34:18 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 19 replies · 492+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 April 2005 | Stella L. Jatras
    Greek Foreign Minister Panayiotis Molyviatis wrote in these pages March 25, "A return to the pre-1999 status quo is no longer a realistic option. Kosovo must remain multiethnic." With all due respect, Mr. Molyviatis is way off base. "Remain multiethnic"? Multiethnicity in Kosovo died when President Clinton supported Osama bin Laden's Kosovo Liberation Army, an army of which The Washington Times' own Jerry Seper wrote in May 1999, "Some members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which has financed its war effort through the sale of heroin, were trained in terrorist camps run by international fugitive Osama bin Laden."
  • UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave ("Non-Albanians" mass grave after NATO's takeover)

    04/18/2005 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Destro · 49 replies · 1,183+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | Mon 18 Apr 2005 | "PA"
    Mon 18 Apr 2005 3:54pm (UK) UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave "PA" The United Nations in Kosovo said today they had discovered a cave allegedly used to secretly dispose of the human remains of non-Albanians in Kosovo killed during a war in 1998-1999. Initial findings indicated the area “was used to secretly dispose of human remains, and could be related to the disappearances” of non-Albanians in Kosovo in 1998, the UN statement said. The UN-run Office on Missing Persons and Forensics began excavating the cave and its surrounding area in Klina, some 30 miles west of the province’s...
  • SEMTEX SEIZED IN NORTHERN FRANCE WAS FROM BOSNIA: JUSTICE OFFICIALS

    04/05/2005 4:56:49 PM PDT · by joan · 50 replies · 905+ views
    PARIS, April 4 (AFP) - A haul of some 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of Semtex explosives seized at the weekend by French police in the northern town of Hazebrouck came from Bosnia and was destined for the criminal underground, justice officials said Monday. Five people were detained after the Czech-made explosives, along with a stock of detonators, were found on Saturday concealed in a lorry containing metal parts bound for a company in the area. Three were arrested at the scene and two others -- the suspected purchasers of the Semtex -- were detained later in Paris. The ring-leader was...
  • Detroit Terror Arrest

    03/29/2005 7:13:10 AM PST · by Pikamax · 89 replies · 4,389+ views
    AP ^ | 03/29/05 | AP
    Detroit Terror Arrest A former Detroit Public Schools official accused of extremist ties. DETROIT (AP) - A former Detroit Public Schools official is accused of conspiring with a Florida man in the mid- and late 19-90s to raise money and recruit Muslim extremists to fight in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya and Somalia. A criminal complaint issued unsealed in Miami charges 43-year-old Kifah Wael Jayyousi and another man. Authorities say Jayyousi -- a former assistant superintendent -- was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metro Airport after stepping off a flight from Amsterdam. Jayyousi is set to appear tomorrow for a detention hearing in...
  • Witness: People ran before BIH military and who's behind 9/11?

    01/12/2005 5:29:36 AM PST · by Nennsy · 19 replies · 1,401+ views
    B92, Beta ^ | Jan. 12, 2005 | B92
    Witness: People ran before BIH military 12 January, 2005. |13:46|Source: B92, Beta   Hague- In continuation of a trial against former president of Serbia and SRY, Slobodan Milosevic, Patrick Bario appeared as a witness.  Bario, who was a monitor for UN missions in Croatia and in Kosovo, stated that several thousand of Muslim refugees from Bihacki Dzep in 1994 have ran before the Bosnian Army and hid themselves in Krajina.   Court was presented today with a document from Bosnian Ministry of Internal Affairs dated back in 1999, which would be used as one of the evidences on the presence...
  • Kosovo's New PM: Young and wanted

    12/30/2004 3:29:06 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 54 replies · 921+ views
    A prime minister who is accused of involvement in war crimes. RAMUSH HARADINAJ is, at just 36, Europe's youngest prime minister. He may also be its most controversial. That is hard to credit, as he sits calmly in his spacious office in Kosovo's capital, Pristina. His neatly pressed blue shirt, red silk tie and buffed brogues are in stark contrast to the mud-spattered camouflage he wore six years ago, when he was a senior commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army, which fought a vicious war against the troops of Yugoslavia's (and Serbia's) former president, Slobodan Milosevic. It is Mr Haradinaj's...