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  • Taliban claims car bomb attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul

    12/11/2015 7:30:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-11-2015 | Reuters
    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul on Friday, and said fighting was still going on at the scene. Gunfire was reported immediately following the explosion, in a heavily protected area of the capital close to many foreign embassies and government buildings. Officials said police were on the scene. At least three insurgents appeared to be involved in the attack, a police official said. A Taliban spokesman said the attack targeted "an invader's guest house". At least seven people were brought to a hospital operated by the aid...
  • Iran rejects U.S. demand to extradite al-Qaida operatives

    10/28/2003 3:21:09 PM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 131+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 28 October 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Oct. 28, 2003 Iran rejects U.S. demand to extradite al-Qaida operatives By ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran rejected a U.S. demand to hand over senior al-Qaida operatives in its custody, Tuesday, saying the terror suspects would stand trial in Iranian courts, state-run radio reported. A day earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted that senior al-Qaida operatives held by Iran should be turned over to their countries of origin or to the United States for interrogation and trial. "Al-Qaida operatives currently in (our) custody have committed crimes in Iran," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi was quoted by...
  • Senior al Qaeda leaders reportedly released from custody in Iran

    09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    In recent days, pro-al Qaeda jihadists claimed to confirm a recent news report saying that several senior al Qaeda leaders have been released from Iranian custody. Sky News reported earlier this week that five veteran jihadists were released in exchange for an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in Yemen. Several jihadists on Twitter who are connected to al Qaeda have said the report is accurate. One of them is known as “Al Siyasi al Mutaqa’id,” who has relayed accurate information on al Qaeda in the past. The five jihadists who were reportedly freed are: Saif al Adel, Abu Mohammed...
  • Azerbaijan arrests Iranian suspected of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Baku

    11/24/2013 8:44:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Hasan Faraji, 31, was arrested by Azerbaijani police after displaying “suspicious behavior” while wandering around the Israeli embassy in Baku on October 31. Faraji, who resisted arrest, was sentenced to 30 days of administrative detention, according to the APA news agency. According to Channel 10, Faraji is a part of the Iranian Quds Forces, a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that, among other oles, is tasked with planning and executing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets overseas. On Thursday an Iranian diplomat said Faraji denies he was planning any attack... Iranian embassy officials met Faraji in custody... Azerbaijani police raided...
  • Ex-Convicts Plead Guilty in Plotting Attacks on Military Sites

    12/15/2007 12:26:21 AM PST · by Westlander · 6 replies · 244+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 12-14-2007 | FOX
    Two men accused of plotting behind prison walls to launch attacks on military sites, synagogues and other targets in 2005 pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to wage war against the United States. Washington, Patterson and Samana — who attended the same Inglewood mosque — are accused of conducting surveillance of military sites, synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and El Al airline facilities in the region, as well as doing Internet research on Jewish holidays, prosecutors said in 2005.
  • US officials take three into custody in terror plot scare

    08/19/2005 6:14:19 AM PDT · by bloggodocio · 3 replies · 297+ views
    State and federal authorities have three men in custody here in what investigators describe as a possible terrorist plot by an obscure Islamic group in California state prisons. FBI officials, who are overseeing the investigation, say they are not convinced that the three men posed a serious threat of violence on their own. But the bureau is continuing to investigate the possibility that they were part of a larger group planning to attack National Guard installations, synagogues and other locations in Southern California. The latest suspect to be arrested is Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, a Pakistani citizen who was taken...
  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • California: Muslim gets 70 months for plot to attack U.S. synagogues and kill Jews

    08/19/2009 3:36:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 943+ views
    SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a domestic terrorism plot to wage war on the United States by attacking Jewish synagogues and military bases. Hammad Riaz Samana is the fourth member of Jami'yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh, or JIS, a prison-founded group that wanted to make a political statement that also had plans to attack the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Israel Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport. Samana was 21 when he was charged in the case in July 2005, along with the cell's mastermind, Kevin...
  • Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail

    03/06/2009 5:37:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 511+ views
    (AFP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News | n/a
    Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail Ringleader Kevin James was 'architect, mastermind of very troubling offense, judge says AFP Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News The ringleader of a radical Islamic group that planned to bomb Israeli assets and US military facilities in California was on Friday jailed for 16 years, justice officials said. Kevin James, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States through terror for his part in the plot, which involved three co-conspirators currently in custody. Prosecutors said the plotters were part of Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS,) which was founded by James...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • Breaking: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Bracing for “Imminent Complex Attack”

    02/15/2015 8:01:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 15, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The State Department issued a little noticed statement on Saturday warning of an “imminent complex attack” on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, telling Americans to avoid the area around the embassy. “As of February 2015, militants are preparing an imminent complex attack against the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul City, Afghanistan, from a location near Massoud Circle. The U.S. Embassy is taking this threat seriously and advises American citizens to avoid the area.” Massoud Circle was the location of a deadly suicide bomb attack last September claimed by the Taliban. ... As the Kabul Embassy staff prepares for an...
  • Iranian 'diplomat' caught gathering intel on Israeli embassy flees Uruguay

    02/08/2015 11:23:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/8/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    An Iranian 'diplomat' who was caught gathering intelligence on the Israeli embassy in Uruguay has fled that country. Ahmed Sabatgold, 32, a political consultant in the Iranian embassy in Montevideo, was suspected of being involved in placing an explosive device near the new Israeli embassy in early January, the Uruguayan El Observador newspaper reported Sunday. Haaretz reported on Friday that the Uruguayan government had expelled an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of involvement in the attempted bomb attack on the Israeli embassy. The publication caused a great deal of embarrassment in Montevideo, where the government had tried to keep the...
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorney’s Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (“Patriot Act”) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as “the wall” between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • ‘Jihad John’: Rap Song Lyrics Provide Chilling Clues Into His Rage (ISIS Beheader)

    09/03/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    new.com.au ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2014
    BEFORE he was named as a key suspect in the brutal beheading of two western journalists, the man who has become known as Jihad John was an aspiring rapper with a dark message. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who released music videos under the name L Jinny and even had a few songs played on BBC radio, has gained notoriety for darker reasons other than his music. The British man has gained worldwide attention after he was named as the chief suspect in the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley. Police and intelligence officials told Britain’s Sunday Times that “MI5 and...
  • Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

    09/13/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by TBBT · 25 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 9/13/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
  • Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    05/12/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/12/13 | Robert
    More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. "3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy," by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth): CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday. A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive...
  • Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case

    04/17/2013 7:36:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-2013 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Guantanamo war crimes prosecutions of five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked planes attacks will be delayed by two months because of lost files caused by Pentagon computer problems, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. A weeklong pretrial hearing had been set to begin on Monday in the death penalty case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators. The judge overseeing the case postponed the hearing until June 17 at the request of defense lawyers who said three to four weeks' worth of their confidential work files had...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Slain Muslim leader in Africa Plotted Attack on London Jews

    07/11/2012 11:39:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/12 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew hatred. It's a religious mandate. Obama say, "respect it!" Expect a huge outcry from the Guardian /not Where's the enemedia on this story? It's the same silence the media was guilty of during the holocaust. "Slain Terrorist Plotted Attack on London Jews" The Forward, July 11, 2012 Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighborhoods in London were found on the body of an African leader of al-Qaida. The plans, which included plots for a kidnapping and attacks on Eton College and the Ritz and Dorchester hotels in London, were found on the body of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed,...
  • Son of 'Blind Sheikh' Threatens US Embassy Employees (Egypt)

    07/27/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    The son of Omar Abdel Rahman, a Jama’a al-Islamiya leader known as the “Blind Sheikh” who was convicted of terrorism charges in the US in 1995, threatened to organize a protest at the US Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside. Abdallah Abdel Rahman’s threat came during a press conference organized by the sheikh’s family near the highly fortified American embassy compound on Thursday evening. Abdel Rahman demanded that President Mohamed Morsy intervene for the release of his father as he did in the case of Egyptian journalist Shaimaa Adel who was detained for nearly two weeks for covering...
  • [Locked-flamewar] MUBARAK CLAIMS: EGYPT WARNED U.S. OF AN AL-QAIDA PLOT WEEK BEFORE 9/11

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • Breaking: Reuters Reports 3 U.S. Embassy Workers in Paris Treated for Poisoning After Opening Mail

    07/30/2010 4:37:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies · 2+ views
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  • Treasury Designates Members of German IJU Terrorist Cell

    12/05/2008 1:21:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 347+ views
    PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET - QUOTE: HP-1313 Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three members of a German Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) cell under Executive Order 13224 (E.O. 13224), which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. "We commend the vigilant and effective work of German authorities in apprehending this terrorist cell before it could carry out its brutal and horrifying attack plans," said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In concert with this important law enforcement action, United Nations global sanctions provide a tool of unparalleled scope to...
  • Seven to die for US centre attack

    04/27/2005 9:28:58 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 655+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK | BBC
    A court in India has sentenced to death seven men convicted of attacking the American cultural centre in Calcutta in January 2002. Those convicted include Aftab Ahmed Ansari, who the judge said had planned the attack in which five policemen were killed and nearly 20 others injured. Two other men were acquitted for lack of evidence. The attack heightened tensions in South Asia, coming just weeks after a bloody raid on India's parliament. India accused Pakistan of having a link to both attacks which was strongly denied by Islamabad. Although India still supports the death penalty it is rarely carried...
  • Foreigner handed over to FBI

    09/05/2004 5:33:07 PM PDT · by Dog · 8 replies · 673+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sept 6 2004 | NA
    ISLAMABAD: The government handed a foreigner to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday. The suspect, Muhammad Haris, was wanted by the United States in a number of cases. His nationality was not revealed. Sources said Mr Haris had been arrested a while ago from an undisclosed location and was under trial in jail. The sources said he had been flown to the United States. The Interior Ministry refused to comment. Online
  • Despite 40-year sentence, Khadr (Gitmo terrorist) likely to go home in a year (US deal)

    11/01/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies
    McClatchy/Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A military jury on Sunday gave teen terrorist Omar Khadr a 40-year prison sentence for killing an American commando in Afghanistan, but the sentence was merely symbolic — the United States already had agreed to limit Khadr's prison time to eight years, and Canada last week said it would allow Khadr to serve the bulk of his sentence there. That agreement will allow Khadr to be released from prison by age 32, if not earlier under Canadian parole provisions. The Toronto-born Khadr also admitted that, in the days ahead of his capture, he planted...
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • Yemen Jails Six Al-Qaeda Men for Plotting Attacks

    08/08/2005 11:11:58 PM PDT · by AliVeritas · 2 replies · 358+ views
    Arab News ^ | 9 August 2005 | Khaled Al-Mahdi
    SANAA, 9 August 2005 — A Yemeni court yesterday sentenced six men, including an Iraqi and two Syrians, to jail terms ranging from two to four years after convicting them of planning to attack Western embassies. The six men were part of an eight-member Al-Qaeda cell called the “Tawheed Brigades”. Two other defendants were acquitted due to insufficient evidence. The eight were charged with planning to attack the British and Italian embassies and a French cultural center in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The court sentenced the alleged ringleader Anwar Baian Al-Jilani to four years in prison. Two Yemeni accomplices, Khaled...
  • U.S. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Embassy Blasts

    10/06/2009 2:43:48 PM PDT · by topfile · 47 replies · 2,793+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Benjamin Weiser
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided not to seek the death penalty against a former Guantánamo detainee who was ordered by President Obama to face trial in a civilian court in New York. Mr. Holder communicated the decision to federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday, and they in turn informed the federal judge who is presiding in the case. “You are authorized and directed not to seek the death penalty against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani,” Mr. Holder wrote to Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ghailani faces federal charges of conspiring...
  • Somalia Strike-Down

    09/16/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 892+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Terrorism: At a time when the public is losing heart on the war in Afghanistan, a decisive strike on Somalia's al-Qaida chief Monday reminds us that victory is possible and President Obama is an able leader on this front.Ten days ago, Obama signed an executive order authorizing U.S. special forces to hunt down and blow away Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a ruthless Kenyan-born terrorist operating out of Somalia. In 1998, Nabhan had a role in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, which left 212 dead, including 12 Americans. The attack was so vicious, it put Osama bin...
  • Daniel Pipes: The "Fun-Loving" Terrorist Who Was Good to His Mother

    12/22/2003 3:25:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 277+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 21, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    The news last month that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque." Another described him...
  • Malaysia - Police arrest key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) - Wan Min Wan Mat

    09/27/2002 1:53:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 495+ views
    The Star (Kuala Lumpur) ^ | September 27, 2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested Wan Min Wan Mat, a key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) during an operation in Kota Baru Friday morning. Inspector-general of police Tan Sri Norian Mai said the 42-year-old former Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturer was arrested at about 9.30am. Police are looking for eight suspects who are key KMM members and are offering a RM50,000 reward for information on each leader.
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • Canadian admits to plotting attacks

    01/11/2003 10:48:20 AM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 6 replies · 331+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | January 10, 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canadian admits to plotting attacksReport details role of St. Catharines man  Stewart Bell, National Post.   Friday, January 10, 2003 A Canadian man has confessed he was sent to Southeast Asia by al-Qaeda to organize a terrorist cell that plotted a massive assault that involved setting off simultaneous truck bombs at six Western buildings in Singapore. A 50-page report released yesterday by the government of Singapore provides the first official details of the terrorist activities of Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a 20-year-old student from St. Catharines. It said Mr. Jabarah had admitted he was dispatched by al-Qaeda after Sept. 11 to...
  • Three Jordanian Terrorists Plotted To Kill Bush

    03/07/2007 10:56:46 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 24 replies · 637+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 8, '07 | IsraelNN.com
    Jordan has charged three terrorists with plotting to carry out attacks, including an assassination of American President George W. Bush. Prosecutors said the terrorists also planned to strike American Danish embassies in Amman but apparently were not aware that Denmark has no offices in Jordan. The arrests were revealed Wednesday, three months after the terrorists were arrested the day before President Bush arrived in Amman for talks with King Abdullah.
  • Why Our Allies Don't Trust Us

    07/31/2003 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 273+ views
    National Post ^ | 31 July 2003 | James Bissett
    If Canadians require further evidence why our allies in the war against terrorism no longer trust us, they need look no further than the Maher Arar case. This is the man U.S. authorities apprehended at Kennedy airport in New York last September, alleging he was an al-Qaeda operative. Mr. Arar is a Canadian citizen, but he also is a citizen of Syria and as such under U.S. immigration law -- Canadian law has a similar provision -- was subject to deportation to either Canada or Syria. U.S. authorities chose to send him to Syria. We can only guess why. At...
  • London Airline Plot - ‘Son-in-law of Zawahiri was mastermind’

    08/19/2006 1:29:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 971+ views
    DAWN.com (Pakistan) ^ | August 19, 2006 | Ismail Khan
    PESHAWAR, Aug 18: A son-in-law of Al Qaeda No 2 Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri is believed to be the mastermind of the plot to blow up transatlantic flights and he met one or some of the plotters at a place close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, credible sources told Dawn. “The mastermind in the planes bombing plot is Zawahiri’s son-in-law,” said the sources who did not want to be named. “He is the guy being looked for,” they added. Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenant is known to have several sons-in-law. One of them was reported to have been killed in a...
  • Bomb found at Tucson Safeway Store

    08/19/2006 11:30:26 PM PDT · by silentknight · 32 replies · 2,412+ views
    KGUN ^ | 8/20/06
    Bomb Scare At Tucson Grocery Store Jenny Rose KGUN9 News An explosive situation tied up the intersection of Prince and Campbell for hours after someone found a bomb at a grocery story. Jenny Rose has the latest. http://www.kgun9.com/NewsArticle/tabid/111...38/Default.aspx
  • Captured Qaeda Member Gives Details on Group's Operations

    07/26/2002 11:16:24 PM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 247+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/26/02 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    member of Al Qaeda who was involved in plans to blow up the United States Embassy in Singapore is providing federal authorities with important new details about that plot and other aspects of the Qaeda terrorist group's operations, law enforcement officials said yesterday.The Qaeda operative, Mohamed Mansur Jabarah, is being questioned by members of the F.B.I.-N.Y.P.D. Joint Terrorist Task Force at a military base in the northeastern United States. The officials said Mr. Jabarah had been one of the most cooperative of the Qaeda members detained since the Sept. 11 attacks and was likely to testify at trials of...
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • Arroyo says Bush visit to further seal U.S.-Philippine pact against terrorism

    09/13/2003 5:01:08 AM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 6 replies · 318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2003 | Oliver Teves
    MANILA, Philippines, -- U.S. President George W. Bush's visit next month "will further seal our pact against terrorism and poverty," Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said Friday. Arroyo, one of Bush's closest allies in Asia, said Filipinos look forward to the visit "with anticipation and gladness," and while the expected eight-hour stop may be short, "the expected gains are undiminished." "It will symbolize the conjoined strategic objective of the Philippines and the United States for global peace, security and development and continuing U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia," she said in a statement. She said the visit will solidify the Philippines'...
  • Norway taped plot to blow up U.S. embassy

    09/22/2006 7:35:19 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 27 replies · 1,544+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | September 22, 2006 | Camilla Bergsli
    Norwegian prosecutors unveiled on Friday evidence against four men detained on suspicion of plotting to blow up the U.S. and Israeli embassies and of participating in a shooting at the Oslo synagogue last weekend. Prosecutor Unni Fries told a court the Norwegian secret services had bugged the car of the main suspect and recorded conversations between the men planning the attacks. "They spoke in detail about how to attack the synagogue and the U.S. and Israeli embassies," Fries said, asking the court to detain all four suspects for four weeks without visitors or other contact with the outside world. Early...
  • Agents: Clinton-Reno DOJ Nixed FBI Terrorist Probe

    12/19/2002 6:04:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 89 replies · 799+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Clinton-Reno Justice Department refused to allow two veteran FBI agents assigned to the anti-terrorist probe to investigate a key figure tied to Osama bin Laden. According to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross today, the two agents told him they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks. FBI special agents Robert Wright and John Vincent told Ross they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists linked to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al-Qaeda was responsible for...
  • Iraq Foils Plot to Put {421 al-Qaida} Terrorists at Posts {around Green Zone}

    03/14/2006 11:00:37 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 166 replies · 5,900+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 03/14/06 | BASSEM MROUE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi interior minister said Tuesday that authorities had foiled an al-Qaida plot that would have put hundreds of its men at critical guard posts around Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the U.S. and other foreign embassies as well as the Iraqi government. A senior Defense Ministry official said the 421 al-Qaida fighters were actually recruited to storm the U.S. and British embassies and take hostages. Several ranking Defense Ministry officials have been jailed in the plot, the official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information. Interior Minister Bayan Jabr,...
  • Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb

    07/12/2004 5:52:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,422+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Fourteen miles from the U.S. Capitol, a basement-run organization with alleged ties to Hamas and al Qaeda is a crucial link in the planning of any future terrorist attacks against the United States, according to several terrorism experts who analyzed documents and other information obtained in a CNSNews.com investigation. The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Va., is publicly identified as a Muslim think tank but has multiple ties to the terrorism underworld, according to the CNSNews.com sources, who are both inside and outside government. "UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group,"...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...