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  • Former FBI Agent Accused Of Leaking Info (to Hezbollah sympathizers)

    11/13/2007 12:03:35 PM PST · by RDTF · 73 replies · 108+ views
    cbs ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | not specified
    Woman Expected To Plead Guilty To Disclosing Unauthorized Info To Hezbollah Sympathizers (CBS) A woman who previously worked as an FBI agent and a CIA analyst is expected to plead guilty to charges she disclosed unauthorized information to people outside the government, CBS News has learned. Sources say the woman, from Lebanon, entered the United States on a student visa and earned citizenship through a sham marriage. While officials say there is no evidence of actual espionage and no evidence that she was working as a spy, she is accused of passing information to sympathizers of Hezbollah, a group the...
  • 5,000 in U.S. suspected of ties to al Qaeda

    07/10/2002 11:39:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 70 replies · 675+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/11/02 | Bill Gertz
    <p>U.S. intelligence agencies are watching several groups of Middle Eastern men thought to be part of an infrastructure of as many as 5,000 al Qaeda terrorists and their supporters in the United States, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Small groups of about a half-dozen men in Seattle, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta are under surveillance by FBI and other intelligence agencies and are thought to be part of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, said intelligence officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.</p>
  • ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack

    08/30/2010 3:44:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 254 replies
    ABC News via wire update .com Blog ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Monica Lawrence
    ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Monica Lawrence | By Monica Lawrence AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Two men were arrested aboard a United Airlines flight after landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Monday, ABC News reported. The network, citing Dutch public prosecutor Ernst Koelman, said the men were arrested at the request of American authorities after the flight landed in Amsterdam. ABC said the men were subsequently charged with "preparation of a terrorist attack." The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare International Airport in...
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with “preparation of a terrorist attack,” U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.” The two were allowed to board the flight at O’Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested

    01/27/2010 2:07:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today that Mohamad Mustapha Ali Masfaka, a 47-year-old native of Syria, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when he attempted to enter the United States from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. Mr. Masfaka made his initial appearance in federal court in Detroit on an Indictment charging him with Attempted Naturalization Fraud, False Statements, and Perjury. Joining in the announcement was Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations for Ohio and Michigan...
  • Autopsy: Michigan imam suffered 21 gunshot wounds

    02/01/2010 9:50:12 AM PST · by freespirited · 117 replies · 2,607+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02/01/10 | Ed White
    DEARBORN, Mich. — An autopsy report shows that a Muslim prayer leader suffered 21 gunshot wounds during an FBI raid at a warehouse in a Detroit suburb where agents were attempting to arrest him. The report released Monday by the Wayne County medical examiner's office indicates that Luqman Ameen Abdullah was shot once in the back. Earlier Monday, Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad (huh-DAD') said it would take several more weeks for his department to complete its investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting. Abdullah was described as a leader of a national radical Sunni group that wants to create an...
  • Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

    01/02/2010 6:07:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,688+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    ... [M]eet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying. [...] During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland. During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in...
  • FBI: Radical Islamist Group Ruled by Inmate in "Supermax" Jail

    10/30/2009 8:22:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 105 replies · 3,947+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2009 | John McCormack
    From the FBI press release on last night’s Dearborn, MI raid-turned-shootout that left radical Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, aka Christopher Thomas dead: Abdullah was the leader of part of a group that calls themselves Ummah (“the brotherhood”), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a state sentence in USP Florence, CO, ADMAX, for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.Interesting to note the active tense used in the...
  • Fugitive son of Detroit Imam arrested in Windsor

    10/29/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 1,474+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 2009-10-29 | Jorge Barrera and Don McArthur
    The fugitive son of an Imam shot dead by U.S. federal agents Wednesday was arrested Thursday in downtown Windsor and in the custody Canadian border authorities, the FBI said in a statement. Mujahid Carswell, 30, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, was arrested by RCMP officers at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident after police blocked off a downtown street and surrounded a house with a tactical team. He was witnessed being whisked away in a prisoner transport van and is currently in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency on immigration violations. Mr. Carswell is the oldest son of...
  • FBI kills extremist leader, Shootout in Detroit

    10/28/2009 11:35:59 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 67 replies · 3,364+ views
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct, 2009 | POLITICO STAFF
    The alleged head of a militant Islamic group was killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Detroit Wednesday, the FBI announced. Luqman Ameen Abdullah and 10 other men were to be arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a series of federal crimes. From the FBI release: "During the arrests today, the suspects were ordered to surrender. At one location, four suspects surrendered and were arrested without incident. Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not surrender and fired his weapon. An exchange of gun fire followed and Abdullah was killed. An FBI canine was also killed during the exchange. "Abdullah was...
  • Detroit imam killed in shootout with FBI

    10/29/2009 8:21:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies · 4,166+ views
    csmonitor.com ^ | 10/29/09 | Ben Hancock
    The leader of a Detroit mosque was killed Wednesday in a shootout with the FBI, which had charged him and 11 of his followers with arms violations and conspiracy to commit federal crimes. The shootout followed a raid by the FBI on a Dearborn warehouse in which the imam refused to surrender and opened fire on agents.
  • FBI Gunfight Leaves Mich. Suspect Dead: Suspect Was Leader of Sect Seeking Islamic State in U.S.

    10/28/2009 9:26:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies · 974+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2009 | JASON RYAN and PIERRE THOMAS
    FBI agents hoping to break up an alleged interstate crime ring dealing in arson, fraud and possibly stolen vehicles, ended up in a gunfight at a Detroit-area warehouse, after which a suspect lay dead. The FBI sought to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a. Christopher Thomas, 53, who a criminal complaint said was the imam of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group called Masjid Al-Haqq that seeks to establish a sovereign Islamic state inside the United States... Abdullah and 10 others were charged today in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and theft of interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of...
  • Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations...

    10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 1,881+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    October 28, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest United States Attorney Terrence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Detroit, Michigan, and Police Chief Warren Evans, Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit, Michigan announced a federal complaint was unsealed today charging Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a.Christopher Thomas, and 10 others with conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of...
  • Feds: Leader of radical Islam group killed in raid (Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah)

    10/28/2009 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 3,181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/09 | AP
    DETROIT – Federal authorities say a leader of what they describe as a nationwide radical Sunni Islam group has been fatally shot during an FBI raid in the Detroit area. The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit says Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah refused to surrender during an FBI raid Wednesday and was killed in an exchange of gunfire. ..conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including illegal possession and sale of firearms and theft from interstate shipments.
  • Radical imam killed in FBI raid in U.S.; Ontario residents sought

    10/28/2009 5:46:37 PM PDT · by fanfan · 44 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Oct 28, 2009 | Star staff
    DETROIT–A man described as a leader of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S. was fatally shot this afternoon while resisting arrest and exchanging gunfire with federal agents, authorities said. Agents at a warehouse in Dearborn were trying to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, 53, on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession and sale of firearms. Ten followers listed in a criminal complaint were also being rounded up in the area. Three – Mujahid Carswell, 30, Mohammad Alsahi, 33, and Yassir Ali Khan, 30 – are Ontario residents, the FBI said in a release. Abdullah...
  • Homeland Security Officials Report Possible Terror Threat on Inauguration Ceremony

    01/20/2009 7:47:36 AM PST · by deaconjim · 148 replies · 7,270+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- Authorities monitored a rush of intelligence leads Tuesday at the largest security operation in presidential inauguration history, including a possible threat from an East Africa radical Islamic terrorist group. Law enforcement and intelligence officials received information that people associated with a Somalia-based group, al-Shabaab, might try to travel to the U.S. with plans to disrupt the inauguration, according to a joint FBI/Homeland Security bulletin issued Monday night. The information had limited specificity and uncertain credibility, said Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke. U.S. counter-terror officials have grown concerned in recent months about the threat posed by the militant al-Shabaab...
  • LIVING DOWN TO EXPECTATIONS: The swift rise and predicted fall of America's Hip-hop mayor

    09/05/2008 5:55:28 PM PDT · by sinanju · 22 replies · 259+ views
    The Root (black website) ^ | September 5, 2008 | Natalie Y. Moore
    During his first term, his nicknames in the local media ran the gamut: "Big Diamond," "thug," "pimp," "player," "Kwame Soprano," "Swami," "his thugness," "ghetto," "gangsta," "inept club crawler," "hustler," "Puffy Kilpatrick." Often it was just plain ole Kwame—the reverent title of "Mayor," "Mr. Mayor" or "Mr. Kilpatrick" chucked aside. Back then, stereotypical characterizations like that made me cringe and embarrassed for my colleagues in the news media. Now, as Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced his resignation and heads to jail, all I can do is just shake my head. He is fulfilling a prophecy the media laid out for him long...
  • Ex-D.C. school official charged in terror plots

    03/31/2005 2:11:12 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 21 replies · 842+ views
    insider.washtimes.com ^ | March 31, 2005 | Matthew Cella
    A former high-level D.C. schools official has been charged with plotting global terrorist acts while also struggling to renovate classrooms and rid city schools of asbestos. Kifah Waed Jayyousi, the former facilities director for D.C. public schools, was ordered held in Detroit yesterday after he was arrested for providing material support to terrorists and plotting acts of terrorism outside the United States.
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted

    10/30/2007 11:25:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 59+ views
    AP via Google ^ | October 30, 2007 | David Runk
    US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted By DAVID RUNK DETROIT (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and an ex-State Department investigator wanted so badly to win convictions in the nation's first major terrorism trial after the Sept. 11 attacks that they broke the law themselves, a government attorney said Tuesday. "They crossed over the line from upholding the law to violating it," Eileen Gleason told jurors in closing arguments in the case against Richard Convertino and Harry Smith III. The two have pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice, making false declarations before a court and conspiracy. The defense...