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  • Child Preacher Delivers a Speech on Children's Love of Martyrdom on Egyptian TV...

    02/17/2010 2:56:27 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 293+ views - Special Dispatch 2810 ^ | February 16, 2010 | n/a
      "Child Preacher Delivers a Speech on Children's Love of Martyrdom on Egyptian TV: "My Mother Has Presented Me as a Gift to Allah This Year"" SNIPPET: "In a recent TV children's show, aired on the Egyptian Al-Rahma TV, a child preacher, Abd Al-Fattah Marwan, recites the legend of Abu Qudama and the young boy, who died a martyr on the battlefield in the early days of Islam. In the legend, which glorifies Jihad and martyrdom, the boy, Muhammad, is said to have beseeched Abu Qudama to let him join the Jihad against the infidels despite his young age. After...
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Muslims Murder Six Christians in Egyptian Religious Warfare

    01/10/2010 9:23:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 360+ views
    INN ^ | 1/10/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( Egyptian Muslims gunned down six members of the Coptic Christian community last week, setting off riots that resulted in the bloodiest religious clashes in ten years. Muslim-Coptic clashes have worsened in the past two years, but the Egyptian government called last week’s slaughter an “isolated incident.” However, Coptic officials said that in November, Muslim rioters burned most of the Christian businesses in another village, only 36 hours after an attack in another town.
  • Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

    12/09/2009 2:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,837+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | Updated December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror IPT News December 8, 2009 **Updated December 9, 9:00 a.m. EST A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001. According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of...
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • Imam accused of sexual battery on a boy

    05/18/2009 1:53:35 PM PDT · by WackySam · 38 replies · 1,170+ views ^ | 5-18-09 | Justin George
    Tampa police arrested an imam and accused the Muslim prayer leader of sexually battering a 13-year-old boy who was at a Tampa mosque for early prayer. Shahade Police said the boy was staying at the mosque overnight on Saturday for early morning prayer. At about 6 a.m., police said he was assaulted by an imam who was living at the Masjid Omar Al Mokhtar mosque, which is located at 1307 W North B Street.
  • Egypt: Viral Time Bomb Set to Explode

    05/06/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 593+ views
    IPS ^ | 5 May 2009 | Cam Mcgrath
    It is a health crisis of alarming proportions. Up to nine million Egyptians have been exposed to hepatitis C, and tens of thousands will die each year unless they receive a liver transplant. Health authorities are taking steps to stop the spread of the blood-borne virus, but must also contend with higher liver failure mortality rates as the disease advances in those infected decades ago. "The prevalence of hepatitis C is not growing, but the impact of an outbreak in the 1960s and 70s is appearing now as a clinical outcome," says Dr. Mostafa Kamal Mohamed, professor of community medicine...
  • "Beauty of the Nile" May Have Had Ancient Makeover

    03/30/2009 11:08:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 772+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 31, 2009
    An ancient Egyptian queen regarded as the Mona Lisa of the ancient world may not have been such a looker after all, German scientists said on Tuesday. A delicately carved face in the limestone core of the famous bust of Nefertiti suggests the royal sculptor at the time may have smoothed creases around the mouth and fixed a bumpy nose to depict the "Beauty of the Nile" in a better light. The bust of Nefertiti was found in Egypt in 1912 at Tell el-Amarna, the short-lived capital of Nefertiti's husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten. It is now housed in Berlin's Altes...
  • Sail Like An Egyptian

    03/10/2009 1:36:39 PM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 853+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 09 Mar 2009 | Jeremy Hsu
    It turns out the oldest seafaring ships ever found actually work An archaeologist who examined remnants of the oldest-known seafaring ships has now put ancient Egyptian technology to the test. She teamed up with a naval architect, modern shipwrights and an on-site Egyptian archaeologist to build a replica 3,800-year-old ship for a Red Sea trial run this past December. The voyage was meant to retrace an ancient voyage that the female pharaoh Hatsheput sponsored to a place which ancient Egyptians called God's land, or Punt. Ship planks and oar blades discovered in 2006 at the caves of Wadi Gawasis provided...
  • Contradictions: Underneath a Solid Sky (Does Genesis 1 teach the sky was solid?)

    03/09/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 140 replies · 1,597+ views
    AiG ^ | March 9, 2009 | Gary Vaterlaus
    Critics of the Bible have often said that the writings of Genesis reflect an “unscientific view” of the universe—one that reflected the cosmology of the ancient world. One of these criticisms centers on the Hebrew word raqia used in the creation account of Genesis 1. Several Bible versions, such as the New King James, translate this word as firmament: Genesis 1:6–8, NJKV Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from...
  • Terrorists Kill Four outside Egyptian Mosque

    02/22/2009 12:28:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/22/09 |
    ( Terrorists attacked outside an historic mosque in Cairo Sunday evening, killing at least four people and wounding approximately 17 others, including French and German tourists. Police have not identified the explosive device, but it may have been a hand grenade or homemade device, police said. No terrorist group has yet taken responsibility for the attack. Sappers neutralized a second explosive device in the crowded bazaar area. The Egyptian tourist minister denied that anyone died in the blast, but major foreign news services reported that a French woman was among those killed. Eleven French and three German tourists suffered injuries,...
  • Germans Save Egyptian Ship From Somali Pirates

    12/25/2008 8:10:38 AM PST · by metmom · 36 replies · 1,566+ views ^ | Thursday, December 25, 2008 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A German military helicopter chased away pirates on Thursday who were trying to board an Egyptian ship off the coast of Somalia. One of the ship's crew was shot in the attack. The bulk carrier with 31 crew was passing through the Gulf of Aden on its way to Asia when gun-toting pirates in a speedboat began pursuing it, said Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center. A passing ship alerted the Kuala Lumpur-based bureau, which asked a multinational naval coalition force in the area to help, said Choong.
  • Egyptian "Hulk" Claims God Gave Him Strength of 30,000 Men, 260 Horsepower [YouTube video]

    12/01/2008 6:44:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 988+ views
  • Senior al Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan (Abu Saeed al-Masri - "the Egyptian")

    08/12/2008 9:44:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/08 | Saad Khan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Senior Al Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri was killed in recent clashes with Pakistani forces near the Afghan border, a security official said on Tuesday. "He was believed to be among the top leadership of al Qaeda," the senior security official said on condition of anonymity. Al-Masri, which means "the Egyptian," was the most senior al Qaeda operative to have been killed in Pakistan's tribal belt since the death of his compatriot, Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Qaeda chemical and biological weapons expert, last month. Television channels identified the dead man as Mustafa Abu al-Yazid and said...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • U.S. intel: AQ mastermind of London bombings, British airline plot dead

    04/08/2008 8:42:13 PM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 172+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 08, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Predator missile strike? Delta Force hit-and-run deep behind enemy lines? Nope. Better: The senior al Qaida operative who helped direct the 2005 London subway bombings and a plot to blow up commercial airliners over the Atlantic Ocean has died in Pakistan’s tribal region, U.S. counter terrorism officials said Tuesday.The senior militant, an Egyptian who used the nom de guerre Abu Ubaida al-Masri, recently succumbed to hepatitis, they said. Never heard of him? Most people haven’t. The Times devoted a few paragraphs to him in a story last May about the next generation of Al Qaeda leadership, but I can’t even...
  • Rare Egyptian "Warrior" Tomb Found

    02/15/2008 7:21:27 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,140+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 2-15-2008 | Steven Stanek
    Rare Egyptian "Warrior" Tomb Found Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsFebruary 15, 2008 An unusual, well-preserved burial chamber that may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior has been discovered in a necropolis in Luxor. Scientists opened the tomb—found in Dra Abul Naga, an ancient cemetery on Luxor's west bank—on Wednesday. Inside the burial shaft—a recess crudely carved from bedrock—experts found a closed wooden coffin inscribed with the name "Iker," which translates to "excellent one" in ancient Egyptian. Near the coffin they also found five arrows made of reeds, three of them still feathered. A team of...
  • Ancient Egyptian Glassmaking Recreated

    12/14/2007 7:23:57 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 175+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 12-14-2007 | Dr Paul Nicholson
    Contact: Dr. Paul Nicholson 44-292-087-4582 Cardiff University Ancient Egyptian glassmaking recreated 3000-year-old furnace rebuilt by archaeologist The reconstructed kiln built by Dr. Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University and Dr. Caroline Jackson of Sheffield University. A team led by a Cardiff University archaeologist has reconstructed a 3,000-year-old glass furnace, showing that Ancient Egyptian glassmaking methods were much more advanced than previously thought. Dr Paul Nicholson, of the University’s School of History and Archaeology, is leader of an Egypt Exploration Society team working on the earliest fully excavated glassmaking site in the world. The site, at Amarna, on the banks of...
  • The U. South Florida-Tied Terror Case

    11/09/2007 7:58:06 AM PST · by rwbusa50 · 8 replies · 113+ views ^ | November 9 | Joel Mowbray
    In the terrorism case of two young Egyptian nationals and University of South Florida students arrested August 4 in South Carolina, fascinating twists and turns abound. There’s a secret recording of the defendants discussing strategy ...
  • The sixth girl ( underage Coptic girl to disappear during this month alone...) ( ROP ? )

    09/17/2007 8:01:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 121+ views
    Watani ^ | 16 sept 2007 | Nader Shukry
    The Holy Virgin’s church at the mid-Delta town of Mehalla was the scene of Coptic demonstrations this week in the aftermath of the disappearance of 18-year-old Amal Zaki Nessim. Amal went to work as usual last Sunday but never came back. Her colleagues at the Mehalla Spinning and Weaving Company said she left work early that day with a friend who is a fully-veiled Muslim woman named Samah. Amal’s family reported her missing and Samah was questioned by the police but claimed she knew nothing about Amal’s disappearance. The Copts demonstrated in wrath, demanding that the police find Amal and...
  • A secular Muslim hawk who has the Church's ear on Islam

    08/22/2007 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies · 1,031+ views
    Communion and Liberation’s annual “Meeting” in the Italian coastal city of Rimini is sort of a Catholic cross between the Algonquin Roundtable and Lollapalooza – one part intellectual discourse, one part rock-and-roll festival. Drawing crowds in excess of 700,000, it’s perhaps the leading annual forum in Europe for Catholics attracted to a strong sense of religious identity and a challenge to secular culture. (Communion and Liberation is among the new movements in the Catholic Church, often regarded as fairly conservative. The group's American director, the affable Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, once laughingly described it as "Opus Dei for lazy Catholics.") Ironically,...
  • Massive Egyptian Fort Discovered

    07/23/2007 2:51:56 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,491+ views
    iAfrica ^ | 7-23-2007
    Massive Egyptian fort discovered Mon, 23 Jul 2007 Egypt announced on Sunday the discovery of the largest-ever military city from the Pharaonic period on the edge of the Sinai desert, part of a series of forts that stretched to the Gaza border. "The three forts are part of a string of 11 castles that made up the Horus military road that went from Suez all the way to the city of Rafah on the Egyptian-Palestinian border and dates to the 18th and 19th dynasties (1560-1081 BC)," antiquities supreme Zahi Hawwas said in a statement. Teams have been digging in the...
  • Mummy of Egyptian queen Hatshepsut may have been found (in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings)

    06/25/2007 8:05:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,521+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/07 | Jonathan Wright
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptologists think they have identified with certainty the mummy of Hatshepsut, the most famous queen to rule ancient Egypt, found in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeologist said on Monday. Egypt's chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, will hold a news conference in Cairo on Wednesday. The Discovery Channel said he would announce what it called the most important find in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamun. The archaeologist, who asked not to be named, said the candidate for identification as the mummy of Hatshepsut was one of two...
  • Ancient Egyptian City Spotted From Space

    06/05/2007 6:39:35 PM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 1,642+ views
    Live Science ^ | 05 June 2007 | Heather Whipps
    Satellites hovering above Egypt have zoomed in on a 1,600-year-old metropolis, archaeologists say. Images captured from space pinpoint telltale signs of previous habitation in the swatch of land 200 miles south of Cairo, which digging recently confirmed as an ancient settlement dating from about 400 A.D. The find is part of a larger project aiming to map as much of ancient Egypt's archaeological sites, or "tells," as possible before they are destroyed or covered by modern development. "It is the biggest site discovered so far," said project leader Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Based on the...
  • U.N. peacekeeper in Darfur fatally shot (Egyptian Lt. Col. at his residence)

    05/26/2007 9:28:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/07 | Alfred de Montesquiou - ap
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - A United Nations peacekeeper who was among a small group of reinforcements sent to Darfur was shot to death at his residence — the world body's first casualty since its long-negotiated arrival in the troubled region, officials said Saturday. Gunmen looted the home of the U.N. peacekeeper — an Egyptian lieutenant colonel — in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, and fatally shot him late Friday, the African Union and U.N. said. "The senseless killing of an innocent man in the confines of his residence is beyond comprehension," said Hassan Gibril, the deputy head of...
  • King Tut exhibition 'racist' [no mention of Africa & suggests ancient Egyptian king was white]

    05/21/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT · by bedolido · 159 replies · 4,120+ views
    new24 ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer
    Philadelphia - A travelling exhibition on King Tutankhamun drew about 50 protesters in Philadelphia who denounced the popular display as racist. Molefi Asante, a professor of African-American studies at Temple University, led the demonstration on Sunday outside the Franklin Institute, claiming the exhibit has no mention of Africa and that it suggests the ancient Egyptian king was white.
  • Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" Than Egyptian Pyramids

    05/16/2007 12:40:25 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 971+ views
    Novinite ^ | 5-16-2007
    Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" than Egyptian Pyramids 16 May 2007, Wednesday Bulgarian scientist will try to prove their hypothesis that the rock sanctuaries of Tatul and Perperikon in the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains are more ancient than Egyptian pyramids. To prove their hypothesis, the scientists will organize the biggest archaeology expedition in the country that will be situated near the southern town of Kardzhali. The top Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov will lead the expedition. The hypothesis of the rock sanctuaries' age was voiced some months ago by two Bulgarian historians. According to them the first cuts in the rocks there date...
  • Democrats Invite Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Congress

    04/12/2007 6:26:26 PM PDT · by DallasGOPMan · 56 replies · 748+ views
    The Egyptian opposition daily Al-Masryoon reported that high-level diplomatic sources said that Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Muhammad Mahdi 'Akef, several members of his office, and Muslim Brotherhood MPs had been invited by U.S. Democrat congressmen to visit the U.S. next month and to speak to Congress. Source: Al-Masryoon, Egypt, April 12, 2007 I'm new at this please forgive me if I didn't do this correctly.
  • Japanese team finds ancient Egyptian coffins (from the Middle Kingdom, 2 are ~4000 years old)

    02/10/2007 11:37:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,607+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | AFP
    CAIRO (AFP) - A Japanese archeological team has discovered three painted wooden coffins in Egypt, including two from the little-known Middle Kingdom period dating back more than 4,000 years. The sarcophagi were found in tomb shafts in the vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said on Saturday. "It is significant because of the discovery of two sarcophagi from the Middle Kingdom," said Japanese team leader Sakuji Yoshimori. The Saqqara burial grounds which date back to 2,700 BC and are dominated by the massive bulk of King Zoser's step pyramid --...
  • Mysterious Egyptian Glass Formed By Meteorite Strike, Study Says

    12/22/2006 11:19:39 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,558+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 12-21-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    Mysterious Egyptian Glass Formed by Meteorite Strike, Study Says Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News December 21, 2006 Strange specimens of natural glass found in the Egyptian desert are products of a meteorite slamming into Earth between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago, scientists have concluded. The glass—known locally as Dakhla glass—represents the first clear evidence of a meteorite striking an area populated by humans. At the time of the impact, the Dakhla Oasis, located in the western part of modern-day Egypt, resembled the African savanna and was inhabited by early humans, according to archaeological evidence (see Egypt map.) "This meteorite...
  • Egyptian Experts on Islamic Religious Law Debate Female Circumcision

    11/25/2006 6:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 905+ views ^ | November 24, 2006 - 11:31AM | staff
    A Egyptian conference of Muslim scholars from around the world declared female circumcision to be contrary to Islam and an attack on women, and called today for those who practice it to be punished. The conference, organised by the German human rights group TARGET, recommended that governments pass laws to prohibit the tradition and that judicial bodies prosecute those who mutilate female genitals. "The conference appeals to all Muslims to stop practicing this habit, according to Islam's teachings which prohibit inflicting harm on any human being," the participants said in their final statement. Egypt's two top Islamic clerics, Mohammed Sayed...
  • Was An Ancient Egyptian City Found In the Grand Canyon?

    11/20/2006 12:01:14 PM PST · by Bill_o'Rights · 61 replies · 3,092+ views
    Raiders News Network ^ | Nov 19th, 2006 12:51 PM | David H. Childress
    An Egyptian tomb in the Grand Canyon similar to the Valley of Kings in Luxor, Egypt? An article published on the front page of the Phoenix Gazette on April 5,1909, claimed that just such an Egyptian rock-cut cave was found! The Gazette article, dated April 5,1909, starts with four headlines, "Explorations in Grand Canyon", "Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern Being Brought to Light", "JORDAN IS ENTHUSED" and "Remarkable Finds Indicate Ancient People Migrated From Orient." From the Gazette article: "...the explorer who found this great underground citadel of the Grand Canyon during a trip from Green River, Wyoming, down the...
  • American Drugs In Egyptian Mummies

    11/11/2006 3:14:05 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 2,009+ views
    American Drugs in Egyptian MummiesS. A. Wells Abstract: The recent findings of cocaine, nicotine, and hashishin Egyptian mummies by Balabanova et. al. have been criticized on grounds that: contamination of the mummies may have occurred, improper techniques may have been used, chemical decomposition may have produced the compounds in question, recent mummies of drug users were mistakenly evaluated, that no similar cases are known of such compounds in long-dead bodies, and especially that pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages are highly speculative. These criticisms are each discussed in turn. Balabanova et. al. are shown to have used and confirmed their findings with...
  • Deportation ordered for Egyptian students

    09/25/2006 12:10:01 PM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 38 replies · 1,669+ views
    WHOTV ^ | September 25, 2006 | AP
    OMAHA, Neb. A federal judge in Omaha, Nebraska, has ordered the deportation of three Egyptian students who were among eleven at the center of a nationwide search last month.
  • Two Terror Cells On the Prowl in Sinai For Mega-Attacks on Americans, Israelis & Egyptians Two

    09/05/2006 10:28:38 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 8 replies · 853+ views
    Debkfile Global Security Newsletter ^ | Spetember 4, 2006 | Gioria Shamis
    DEBKAfile Exclusive: Two terrorists cells are on the prowl in Sinai for mega-attacks on Americans, Israelis and Egyptians The smaller group of three Palestinian suicide killers penetrated the Egyptian territory from Gaza on the last day of August heading for a large-scale murder-cum-kidnap operation against Israelis. The second is the largest al Qaeda terrorist team ever tasked in this part of the world for a string of major attacks on American and Egyptian military targets, tourist resorts and Israeli civilians. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources estimate the group as 70-strong with 5 commanders. Most unusually, all its members are Egyptians hailing from...
  • Status of Egyptian Students

    08/16/2006 8:46:49 AM PDT · by kinghorse · 37 replies · 1,603+ views
    I like to watch the Letterman monologues to see how low he and his writers will go attacking the policies of the Bush Administration and Monday's show hit a new, disturbing low. First off I believe Letterman got in his requisite number of Bush is a drunk jokes. Then things got interesting. Part of the monologue including him pointing to the audience identifying the 11 Egyptian students. The camera panned to the balcony and presumably 11 young people stood up. They were all dressed very western and very casual, you know like normal, nose ring toting, tatted up young liberal...
  • Lawyer: Egyptian Student Made An Innocent Mistake

    08/16/2006 1:12:51 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 72 replies · 2,001+ views
    wcco-tv - Bloomington, MN ^ | Aug 15, 2006 10:35 pm US/Central | Lisa Kiava
    (WCCO) Bloomington, Minn. For the first time today, we heard from the Egyptian foreign exchange student arrested in Minneapolis. Eslam El-Dessouki is one of eleven young men authorities picked up after entering the country on student visas, but never showing up at school. In a Bloomington, Minn. immigration courtroom, a judge asked the student some very tough questions. Several times, the Egyptian student was asked, "Why didn't you go to Montana State as required by your student visa?" El-Dessouki said, "It was the first time out of my country, I just think to visit my uncle... I didn't know if...
  • All Missing Egyptian Students in Custody

    08/13/2006 9:00:23 PM PDT · by Rte66 · 186 replies · 4,658+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/06 | Forbes staff
    08.13.2006, 11:31 PM The last two of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up at their college program were apprehended Sunday in Richmond, Va., customs officials said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Mohamed Saleh Ahmed Maray, 20, and Mohamed Ibrahim Fouaad El Shenawy, 17, at an apartment building in Richmond on Sunday night. Virginia State Police and the Richmond Police helped locate the students.
  • Search for missing Egyptian students continues

    08/12/2006 12:08:10 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 45 replies · 1,316+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | August 10, 2006 | AP
    Anxious families of some of 11 Egyptians who failed to show up for studies at an American university said Thursday that the students may have decided to try to look for work and live in the United States. The students' failure to show up for their monthlong study program at Montana State University prompted a police hunt for the 11, though U.S. authorities said they had no indication there was a terrorism threat from any of the 11. Three of them were taken into custody or turned themselves in this week -- one in Minnesota, the other two in New...

    03/02/2003 1:03:06 PM PST · by Dog · 26 replies · 518+ views
    Freeper research ^ | Dec 10,2001 | Scott Baldauf
    INTERVIEW WITH AN AL QAEDA MEMBER On December 10, 2001, the Christian Science Monitor published an interview by Scott Baldauf with a member of the Al Qaeda network. A conversation with an Al Qaeda true believer By Scott Baldauf | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor QUETTA, PAKISTAN The interview, like the US war here, did not start well. "I will say just one word to you: Get out of my face, now!" says Abdul Rehman, an Arab Taliban fighter, from his hospital bed here. Injured last week during the air attacks on Kandahar, Afghanistan, his tone is matter-of-fact,...
  • Egyptian student arrested at O'Hare

    08/11/2006 11:26:54 AM PDT · by NoFoxholeAthiests · 61 replies · 2,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times & AP ^ | August 10, 2006 | Nathaniel Hernandez
    Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who recently entered the United States and failed to show up for their college program were in custody Thursday after three more were arrested, officials said. Police arrested Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, 22, at O'Hare International Airport after he tried to check in for a Chicago-to-Montana flight using an invalid ticket marked for a New York departure, Chicago police said. El Ela raised his voice and became unruly after an employee at a Delta ticket counter refused to let him exchange the ticket for a valid one, said Timothy J. Bolger,...
  • Have you seen these men?

    08/10/2006 6:51:08 PM PDT · by xcamel · 129 replies · 2,755+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/10/06 | By Douglas J. Hagmann, Northeast Intelligence Network, & Judi McLeod
    Six of the 11 Egyptian students, gone AWOL are now in custody, according to Fox News. One was reportedly "lost" in Minnesota, two surrendered to authorities in New Jersey and another two were thought to have been apprehended in New York. 1. IBRAHIM, EL SAYED AHMED ELSAYED; DOB OF 4/29/1986, PASSPORT 954757 2. EL DESSOUKI, ESLAM IBRAHIM MOHAMED; DOB OF 02/21/1985, PASSPORT 1002756 3. EL BAHNASAWI, ALAA ABD EL FATTAH ALI; DOB OF 04/02/1986, PASSPORT 934679 4. ABD ALLA, MOHAMED RAGAB MOHAMED; DOB OF 02/15/1984, PASSPORT 860972 5. EL LAKET, AHMED REFAAT SAAD EL MOGHAZI; DOB OF 09/01/1986, PASSPORT 943306...
  • Media frenzy hits MSU over missing students ( 11 Egyptians )

    08/10/2006 6:14:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2006 | GAIL SCHONTZLER
    Montana State University has been bombarded with national media queries and a few nasty e-mail messages ever since the FBI issued an alert for 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up for a cultural exchange program in Bozeman. "It got pretty crazy" when the story broke Tuesday, MSU spokeswoman Cathy Conover said. The news story has been listed on Internet blogs like the Drudge Report and the Web site of syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin (author of "Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores" and "In Defense of Internment"). National reporters have been...
  • Missing Egyptian Student Arrested At O'Hare

    08/10/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 141 replies · 4,290+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 8/10/06 | CBS
    Chicago police on Thursday morning arrested one of the 11 Egyptian students who were wanted for failing to show up for an exchange program in Montana. At 8 a.m., about four hours after heightened security restrictions went into effect following a foiled terror plot in Britain, a man at the Delta terminal at O’Hare International Airport tried to use a ticket to go to Bozeman, Montana, but his ticket was out of New York rather than Chicago, police Supt. Philip Cline said at a news conference. A disturbance then ensued. “He was raising his voice for the level for the...
  • 6 of 11 Egyptian students now in custody

    08/10/2006 10:26:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 176 replies · 4,816+ views
    6 of 11 Egyptian students now in custody 21 minutes ago Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up for their college program are now in custody after three additional students were arrested Thursday, the FBI said. El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim, 20, and Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi, 20, were arrested at a residence in Dundalk, Md., outside Baltimore, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Chicago police detained Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, 22, at OHare International Airport as he was attempting to book a flight to Montana, the FBI said....
  • 3 Egyptians Held in Failure to Appear for Exchange Program

    08/10/2006 12:37:24 AM PDT · by Roy Tucker · 50 replies · 2,833+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10 August | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 — Three Egyptian students who failed to appear for their exchange program in Montana were in custody on Wednesday, the authorities said. The whereabouts of eight other Egyptian students were unknown. One student, Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed el-Dessouki, 21, was arrested here on an administrative immigration violation, federal officials said. Two others, whose names were not released, surrendered at police headquarters in Manville, N.J. “In response to hearing in the media that they should turn themselves in to the nearest police station, they did just that,” Steven Siegel, a spokesman for the F.B.I. in Newark, said. The bureau...

    08/08/2006 6:02:19 AM PDT · by PDR · 237 replies · 7,412+ views ^ | August 8, 2006 -- | DAN MANGAN
    Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday. The students - who were traveling with six classmates from Mansoura University in Egypt - had their student visas revoked for failing to show up at Montana State University in Bozeman, the officials said. The other six students made it to the college. "The FBI and ICE [Immigration and Custom Enforcement] would like to locate these 11 students in order to speak with them," said...
  • 1 of 11 missing Egypt students found in MN: 2 more students reportedly picked up in New Jersey

    08/09/2006 12:19:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 228 replies · 7,181+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 08/09/06 | NBC News Staff
    One of 11 missing Egyptian students has been picked up in Minneapolis, Minn., NBC News’ Pete Williams reported and the FBI confirmed Wednesday. Local police in New Jersey also believe they have apprehended two more of the Egyptian students. Federal agents, however, have not yet confirmed the identities of these students. Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki, 21, was arrested "without incident" by FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said. El-Dessouki is being held on an administrative immigration violation because he did not turn up for his monthlong exchange program at Montana State University, Kolko...
  • 11 Egyptian Exchange Students Missing

    08/08/2006 5:00:48 AM PDT · by 84rules · 71 replies · 2,523+ views
    Independnet Record ^ | August 8, 2006 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — Eleven Egyptian students who arrived in the United States last month are being sought by authorities after failing to turn up for an exchange program at Montana State University. The Egyptian men were among a group of 17 students who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York from Cairo on July 29 with valid visas, according to U.S. authorities and university officials. The other six have arrived at the Bozeman, Mont., campus for a monthlong program on English language instruction and U.S. history and culture, university spokeswoman Cathy Conover said. When the 11 didn’t turn...
  • FBI Warns Law Enforcement to Look Out for 11 Missing Egyptian Exchange Students

    08/07/2006 11:20:44 PM PDT · by Wiggins · 93 replies · 3,359+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, August 07, 2006 | Fox News
    The FBI alerted state and local authorities Monday to be on the lookout for 11 Egyptian exchange students who arrived in the U.S. last month but never showed up for class.