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Keyword: extremists

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  • Video: Solicited by extremists? Report suspicious activity.

    07/13/2009 7:50:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 413+ views
    "Solicited by extremists? Report suspicious activity." Video description - quote: michigancair July 01, 2009 What should you do if you are approached by individuals soliciting potentially extremist statements? Or asks you how to join political extremist organizations? How do you protect yourself? CAIR Michigan offers the following advice: Category: Nonprofits & Activism Tags: CAIR CAIR-MI CAIR MI Advice to mosque leaders
  • AZ 2010: McCain staffer pleads to extreme DUI [no registration, no proof of insurance]

    07/10/2009 1:09:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,305+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-07-10
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  • Protesters Descend on Home Depot (Earth First)

    07/10/2009 11:17:35 AM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 14 replies · 732+ views
    KPIC News ^ | July 10, 2009 | Megan Sweeney
    By Megan Sweeney KPIC News Video ROSEBURG, Ore. -- In what is believed to be connected to the logging protest near Reedsport, patrol officers and detectives responded to the Home Depot in Roseburg after 40-50 protesters entered the business. According to police, the group used the store's public address system, moved displays around and put up a banner that said "Dam the Home Depot, Save Chile's Rivers." Several subjects were taken away from the property but no arrests were made. Police believe this protest is connected with the logging protest near Reedsport. Members of the groups Earth First! and Cascadia...
  • Far-Right extremists 'are plotting spectacular terrorist attack in UK', police warn

    07/07/2009 4:54:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 1,859+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 7, 2009
    Neo-Nazis are plotting a 'spectacular' terrorist attack on Britain to fuel racial tension, Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism officers fear. Senior officers have increased their surveillance of suspects to monitor their ability to carry out a deadly attack designed to cause a 'breakdown in community cohesion'. The chilling warning comes after last month's startling gains by the BNP in the local and European elections which many fear may 'embolden' violent Far-Right extremists. Commander Shaun Sawyer, from the Met's specialist operations wing told a meeting of British Muslims: 'I fear that they will have a spectacular ... 'They will carry out an attack...
  • Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists

    06/25/2009 6:35:20 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 427+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles. The case has put the Obama administration in the middle of a political and legal dispute, with the Justice Department siding with the Saudis in court last month in seeking to kill further legal action. Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously...
  • Covering for the radicals: The Mainstream Media's "Usual Bunch"

    06/01/2009 9:51:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 180+ views
    SNIPPET: "Balance is a noble pursuit in journalism. But true balance requires more than presenting "both sides" of an issue. Stories about terrorism and extremism are complex and sensitive. But when there is a record to document many of the allegations – it requires more effort than simply asking two sides to comment."
  • Barry's Choice

    05/26/2009 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | May 26, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    Barack Obama's choice for the SCOTUS is an ominous sign for the Republic. Judicial activism and extremist positions now trump Constitutional law as the primary consideration in choosing a nominee.
  • (VIDEO) For The Record: "Right Wing Extremists"

    05/18/2009 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Conservative Brawler ^ | May, 18, 2009 | Conservative Brawler
    We've discussed this "extremist" issue at length already, but it never hurts to have a flashy video accompaniment. Props to Illuminati TV for the production of this film. Their YouTube feed is linked on the right side of this blog. http://conservativebrawler.blogspot.com/2009/05/for-record-right-wing-extremists.html
  • You might be an extremist if…

    05/05/2009 1:28:25 PM PDT · by free_us_from_obama · 10 replies · 588+ views
    FTW ^ | 05/05/2009 | AWB
    The Department of Homeland Security is reining in a “maverick” division of the agency following criticism of a report it issued that details domestic “extremists” ranging from anti-tax movements to pro-environment groups, a DHS official told FOX News on Tuesday. The report, released in March and recalled within hours, was on top of a controversial document the same office produced last month that said U.S. veterans were ripe for recruitment by terrorist groups. [...] Oh, and if you’re a blogger.. (U) alternative media (U//FOUO) A term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of...
  • Who is watching the Watchmen? [Bush DHS commissioned infamous "right-wing extremism" report]

    05/05/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2009-05-05 | Gene Healy
    April was a cruel month indeed for new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The weeks before the Swine Flu outbreak found her stumbling through reporters’ questions about a DHS threat assessment memo on “Rightwing Extremism.” That memo urged law enforcers nationwide to monitor the allegedly gathering danger from Rightist radicals, including pro-lifers, immigration opponents, and those who reject “federal authority in favor of state and local authority.” Was this a sinister conspiracy by an administration full of Chard-sipping arugula eaters determined to spy on Red-State patriots? That‘s quite unlikely: The memo was commissioned during the Bush administration, as was a...
  • Yes, the Government Is Out to Get ‘Right-Wing Extremists’

    05/04/2009 7:39:41 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 16 replies · 1,021+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | May 3, 2009 | Mary Grabar
    The Department of Homeland Security’s release of the “right-wing extremism” report should anger everyone. Janet Napolitano’s faux apology to veterans glossed over the real message of this memo: to intimidate the 60 million Americans who voted against Obama. Consider the current Department of Homeland Security’s definitions of “extremists” according to this memo: those worried about the usurpation of the Constitution, illegal immigration, and the threat of gun control legislation. Consider the way these real fears are cast: “Many right-wing extremist groups perceive recent gun control legislation as a threat to their right to bear arms”; also they have the “perception...
  • Who You Callin' an Extremist

    05/01/2009 3:02:54 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 439+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/01/2009 | Ben Sarlin
    The Department of Homeland Security has come under fire for a memo about right-wing extremists. Now, The Daily Beast has a new DHS memo that throws dozens more groups—Mexican separatists, Nordic mystics—under the bus. The Department of Homeland Security set off a firestorm earlier this month when a memo surfaced that warned of right-wing extremists. The memo, which was issued to law-enforcement officials, suggested that extremists driven to dire straits by the Obama administration could recruit returning veterans to help produce Timothy McVeigh-like terrorism. Now, The Daily Beast has obtained another DHS memo, and this one identifies an even more...
  • White Birmingham pupils 'extremist' threat [UK]

    04/27/2009 2:44:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 864+ views
    BIRMINGHAM POST ^ | April 24, 2009 | John Mardsen
    SNIPPET: "White schoolboys from less well-off backgrounds in Birmingham are in danger of being recruited by far right groups as they grow increasingly disaffected, it has been claimed." SNIPPET: "The head teacher of Colmers School in Rednal, Peter Jones, called on Birmingham to take a lead in tackling the issue during a meeting of Birmingham City Council’s education scrutiny committee. And Nigel Baker, deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers in Birmingham, warned: “Areas like yours are also breeding grounds for extremism for right wing parties.” Council officers at the meeting acknowledged that “extremist attitudes” existed in areas...
  • THE FIRST 100 DAYS: An Administration Filled With Far-Left Extremists

    04/25/2009 9:47:05 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 12 replies · 570+ views
    Fox News / Fox Forum ^ | 04/25/2009 | EagleUSA
    Longtime conservative leader Morton Blackwell, a Reagan administration alumni and once the youngest Goldwater delegate at the GOP convention, is perhaps best know as the originator of the phrase “Personnel is policy.” Blackwell’s observation speaks a great truth about American government. Since no one man or woman can do it all, alone, we have followed the French in the development of bureaucratic systems that allow for power and authority to be delegated to subordinates who are responsible, on a daily basis, for the administration of public policy. It is these people, even more than the president, who directly impact the...
  • Profile Page

    04/23/2009 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 38 replies · 739+ views
    4/23/2009 | Randy Larsen
    Freerepublic.com proudly announces that it is a Conservative website. True Conservatives are a trusting group, BUT...... Times have changed, we need to know WHO we are really dealing with!
  • Talk host Michael Savage files lawsuit against Obama Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano

    04/20/2009 10:18:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 80 replies · 3,893+ views
    radio-info.com ^ | 04/20/09 | radio-info.com
    The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center has filed a lawsuit on behalf of controversial conservative talk show host Michael Savage, over a recent report by Napolitano’s agency. The suit contends that the report titlted, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” is nothing more than “extremism” and violates the civil liberties of veterans, while profiling Americans for their political beliefs. Says the president and chief counsel for the Thomas More Law Center, Richard Thompson, “The Obama Administration has declared war on American patriots and our Constitution.The report even admits that the Department has no...
  • Napolitano: Returning vets too stupid to avoid extremists

    04/20/2009 8:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies · 2,830+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 4/20/2009 | Ed Morrisey
    Janet Napolitano continues to thrash around for any rationalization she can find for the DHS report that painted political organizing on abortion, federalism, and immigration as potential national-security threats and called returining military vets a danger to the country they served. Yesterday on CNN, Napolitano tried explaining that the DHS doesn’t see these vets as threats. The DHS sees them as saps who don’t know any better than to fall into extremist traps: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday portrayed veterans as victims – not perpetrators – of right-wing extremism as she sought to combat the political controversy arising...
  • Veterans a Focus of FBI Extremist Probe

    04/18/2009 7:06:50 AM PDT · by euram · 59 replies · 1,943+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-18-09 | CAM SIMPSON and GARY FIELDS
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this year launched a nationwide operation targeting white supremacists and "militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups," including a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, according to memos sent from bureau headquarters to field offices. The initiative, dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle, was outlined in February, two months before a memo giving a similar warning was issued on April 7 by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Small-Town America Speaks Out

    04/16/2009 12:31:48 PM PDT · by AmericanArchConservative · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    Eyewitness | 16 April, 2009 | AmericanArchConservative
    My wife and I took our eight months old baby daughter, and went to the tea party here in Clarkston, Washington; wife's eldest brother Xxx and his wife K. showed up, my mother-in law Lxxxxxx, as well as (brother-in-law) Kxx's wife Dxxxxx, their second oldest son L., and their twin daughters. I also saw my friends from my local Catholic parish, Dr. Pxxx and Lxx Sxxxxxx and their four kids. Overall, the "party" was very well attended (probably 700 to 850 people), "We the People" were very civil and well-behaved, and our signs were for the most part hand-made, and...
  • Napolitano Apologizes for Offending Veterans After DHS Eyes Them for 'Rightwing Extremism'

    04/16/2009 12:24:26 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 115 replies · 2,435+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04-16-09 | Fox News
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized to veterans in a FOX News interview after a DHS report labeled returning troops at risk for embracing right-wing extremism. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized to veterans after a report issued by her department said troops returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were at risk for being recruited by right-wing extremists. "To the extent veterans read it as an accusation ... an apology is owed," she said during an on-air interview on FOX News Thursday, a day after veterans' groups and members of Congress blasted her for the report, which they...
  • Denver Tea Party Photo Essay by El Marco

    04/16/2009 8:16:33 AM PDT · by el marco · 13 replies · 896+ views
    Evil Right Wing Extremists Who Would Destroy America Gather in Denver" El Marco Tea Party photo essay: Text from James Delingpole, Telegraph, U.K. James Delingpole has written a spot-on critique of the DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis report “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”. Delingpole's cutting article combines with El Marco's photos to illustrate the Obama administrations folly. http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2009/04/denver-tea-party/
  • McCain, Kyl rip Homeland Security memo

    04/15/2009 11:07:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 1,015+ views
    The East Valley Tribune, Phoenix, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-15 | Howard Fischer
    Arizona's two U.S. senators lashed out Wednesday at the Department of Homeland Security, charging the agency with what amounts to profiling people as terror risks based on their political beliefs. Sen. Jon Kyl said he understands the need of the agency charged with helping protect the country from terrorists to understand where the threats may be coming from. And he acknowledged that Homeland Security has done various similar reports. But Kyl said a 10-page memo on right-wing extremists prepared earlier this month by the department goes over the line.
  • GOP: Homeland Report Paints Vets As Extremists (Is that wrong?)

    04/15/2009 5:23:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 801+ views
    WCCO ^ | 4/15/09
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on Wednesday said a Homeland Security Department intelligence assessment unfairly characterizes military veterans as right-wing extremists. House Republican leader John Boehner described the report as offensive and called on the agency to apologize to veterans.</p> <p>The assessment also said that returning military veterans who have difficulties assimilating back into their home communities could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or might engage in lone acts of violence.</p>
  • Right-wing extremism may be on rise, report says

    04/15/2009 5:13:32 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 44 replies · 1,306+ views
    Clinton News Network ^ | 04/14/2009 | CNN's Jeanne Meserve contributed to this story
    (CNN) -- Right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members, a Department of Homeland Security report contends. Though the nine-page report said it has "no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence," it said real-estate foreclosures, unemployment and tight credit "could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past." The report, prepared in coordination with the FBI and published April 7, was distributed to federal, state...
  • Those pesky rightwing extremists

    04/14/2009 1:13:43 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 805+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-13-09 | Dennis Savakis
    World Net Daily (WND) made a nice splash today with their posting of an article based upon a purported Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Unclassified/For Official Use Only" document titled, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." Well, now, that certainly seems ominous. But is the document for real? The genuine article? Or is this just another one of those bogus documents/statements/check-this-outs that wash in over the internet transom and are thereby foisted upon us unsuspecting loony "conservatives." Done for the sole purpose of getting us all roiled up so the lefties can have...
  • Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'

    04/13/2009 6:29:41 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 73 replies · 3,720+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 12, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats. The report, titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, states that "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts." However, the report goes on to suggest worsening economic...
  • We are all extremists now[UK]

    03/04/2009 8:30:11 AM PST · by BGHater · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Guardian ^ | 16 Feb 2009 | Seumas Milne
    The government is criminalising legitimate dissent under the guise of fighting 'extremism', a word for which it has no definition For most of the past century, Britain's secret state bugged, blacklisted and spied on leftists, trade unionists and peace campaigners, as well as Irish republicans and anyone else regarded as a "subversive" threat to the established order. That was all supposed to have been brought to a halt in the wake of the end of the cold war in the early 1990s. MI5 now boasts it has ended its counter-subversion work altogether, having other jihadist fish to fry (it will...
  • Four Extremists Arrested for Threats and Violence Against UC Researchers

    02/22/2009 1:10:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 744+ views
    SanFrancisco.FBI.GOV - Press Release ^ | February 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://sanfrancisco.fbi.gov/pressrel/2009/sf022009.htm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2009 Four Extremists Arrested for Threats and Violence Against UC Researchers On February 19 and 20, the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested four animal rights extremists suspected of terrorizing University of California researchers. A complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday alleged Adriana Stumpo, 23, of Long Beach, California; Nathan Pope, 26, of Oceanside, California; Joseph Buddenberg, 25, of Berkeley, California; and Maryam Khajavi, 20, of Pinole, California used force, violence, or threats to interfere with the operation of the University of California in...
  • NATO cautions Pakistan over talks with Taliban (risked creating safe haven for Islamic extremists)

    02/17/2009 9:47:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/09 | Sherin Zada - ap
    MINGORA, Pakistan – NATO warned Tuesday that Pakistan risked creating a safe haven for Islamist extremists after it struck a deal to impose Islamic law and suspend a military offensive in the former tourist haven of Swat. Criticism of the truce mounted as a hard-line cleric dispatched by the government to convince the Taliban to stop fighting as part of the deal arrived in the Swat Valley's main city of Mingora to a hero's welcome. NATO says it has 55,000 troops across the border in Afghanistan, and many of them have come under attack by Taliban and al-Qaida fighters believed...
  • They're Winning (Islamic Terrorists)

    12/01/2008 4:54:37 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 7 replies · 839+ views
    Investigative Project On Terrorism ^ | 12/1/08 | Steven Emerson
    Terrorism expert Steve Emerson says there's no hope of victory in the war on terrorism until we call it what it really is. This past Saturday, the New York Times ran an op-ed piece entitled "What They Hate about Mumbai," focusing specifically on the free market sins of that great city. With contrived evenhandedness, the op-ed managed to blame both Hindus and Muslim extremists—without blaming either party in particular for the murderous attacks. Without realizing it, the Grey Lady had hit upon a great travel series. In the best spirit of jihad for dummies, why not a year's worth of...
  • Two More Christians in India Killed and Cut in Pieces

    09/22/2008 4:46:15 PM PDT · by tcg · 10 replies · 286+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/22/08 | Nirmala Carvalho
    No end is in sight to the attacks and violence against Christians. In Orissa, where for more than three weeks a pogrom against Catholics and Protestants has been underway, two more killings have been recorded. Iswar Digal and Purinder Pradhan were murdered and cut to pieces. Iswar Digal, was from the the village of Gatringia in the district of Kandhamal; he was stopped on September 20 by a group of Hindu extremists while he and his wife were trying to escape to a refugee camp. Their home was burned. The other victim was from Nilungia. His body was cut to...
  • India: Hindu extremists Burn One Nun Alive, Rape Another

    08/25/2008 3:17:51 PM PDT · by tcg · 17 replies · 414+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/26/08 | Nirmala Carvalho
    A Catholic nun was burnt alive by a group of Hindu fundamentalists who stormed the orphanage she ran in the district of Bargarh (Orissa), this according to Police Superintendent Ashok Biswall. A priest who was at the orphanage was also badly hurt and is now being treated in hospital for multiple burns. Another nun from Bubaneshwar’s Social Centre was gang raped by groups of Hindu extremists before the building housing the facility was set on fire. Sources also told AsiaNews that elsewhere one priest was wounded and two other were abducted. The list of violent anti-Christian acts is thus getting...
  • Confronting the Islamic Military

    06/29/2008 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 6/28/08 | Roger W. Gardner
    Confronting the Islamic Military Cross posted from Debbie Hamilton's Right Truth: http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/06/the-misnomer-of-radical-islam---americas-security-blunder.htmlDEBBIE NOTE: Right Truth is thankful to Martel Sobieskey for publishing his articles here at Right Truth. We look forward to publishing future articles. Regular readers at Right Truth know that I completely agree and support the material set forth in this particular article. We have found a kindred spirit my friends. This article is posted at Real Clear Politics, your votes are appreciated The Misnomer of Radical Islam America’s Security Blunder June 27, 2008 by Martel Sobieskey There is the erroneous assertion that Radical Islam is not...
  • Islamic extremists should get therapy, Home Office tells local councils

    06/03/2008 1:12:19 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 240+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/3/2008 | James Kirkup
    Islamic extremists could escape prosecution and instead receive therapy and counselling under new Government plans to "deradicalise" religious fanatics. The Home Office is to announce an extra Ł12.5 million to support new initiatives to try to stop extremism spreading. The central element of the Home Office plan is a new national "deradicalisation" programme that would persuade converts to violent and extremist causes to change their views. Controversially, the new plan makes clear that people who fall under the influence of violent organisations will not automatically face prosecution. Instead, the presumption should be that some such individuals would face therapy and...
  • Extremists target aid groups in Pakistan (authorities appear incapable or unwilling to stop them)

    03/18/2008 11:27:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 265+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/08 | Kathy Gannon - ap
    MANSEHRA, Pakistan - Long-haired gunmen burst into the white stone building and killed four charity workers helping earthquake victims, then wrecked the office with grenades and set it on fire. Police came, but did not intervene. In a tactic reminiscent of neighboring Afghanistan, Islamic militants are attacking aid groups in the Pakistan's volatile northwest, and local authorities appear incapable — or unwilling — to stop them. The threat has forced several foreign agencies to scale back assistance to survivors of the October 2005 earthquake that killed at least 78,000 people and left 3 million homeless — risking the region's recovery...
  • Musharraf may resign presidency

    02/25/2008 4:45:24 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 11 replies · 188+ views
    Musharraf may resign presidency By Betsy Hiel TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, February 25, 2008 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A politically influential source says President Pervez Musharraf is nearing a decision on resigning unless he retains full powers. Musharraf
  • Dr Darko Trifunovic - Report: Extremists recruiting in Norway

    02/10/2008 10:17:07 AM PST · by Isaac972 · 55+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DOUG MELLGREN
    Report: Extremists recruiting in Norway Islamic terror networks tried to recruit young Muslims in Norway to launch attacks in other countries, the head of police intelligence was quoted as saying in an interview published Monday. "We have some worrisome reports of older, manipulative Islamic extremists here in this country trying to motivate young people to join jihad attacks abroad," Joern Holme said, according to the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten. The government responded to the remarks by saying it would speed up passage of a law banning recruitment for terrorist activities. "We have presented a proposal to Parliament about a specific law...
  • (Islam) Extremists Turn Attention To Muslim Women

    01/21/2008 8:37:49 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 81+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-22-2008 | Graeme Paton
    Extremists turn attention to Muslim women By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Last Updated: 2:12am GMT 22/01/2008 Growing numbers of young Muslim women are being "groomed" by (Islamic) extremists, the Government has warned. They are becoming targets for (Islamic) radical groups linked to al-Qa'eda that are attempting to recruit impressionable young people in Britain, it is claimed. (Islamic)Radical groups are thought to be attempting to recruit impressionable young people in Britain The disclosure is made in new guidance designed to clamp down on (Islamic) extremism on university campuses. In a document published today, ministers warn that higher education institutions face a...
  • PETA to Fred: Best Way to Fight Global Warming and Rising Health-Care Costs Is to Tax Meat

    12/23/2007 6:40:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 640+ views
    PETA ^ | December 20, 2007 | Lindsay Rajt
    Nashville, Tenn. - This week, PETA sent a letter to all the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates--including Sen. Fred Thompson--explaining that a 10-cent-per-pound "sin" tax on meat could go a long way in protecting the environment, reducing health-care costs, and adding dollars to the U.S. Treasury. PETA points out that meat is the leading cause of global warming--according to a 2006 United Nations report, the meat industry emits 40 percent more global-warming gases than all the cars, trucks, SUVs, Hummers, airplanes, and ships in the world combined--and has been conclusively linked to serious illnesses, including heart disease, some types of...
  • Operations in Iraq Breaking Extremists’ Hold

    10/14/2007 8:39:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 137+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2007 – Coalition forces have positively identified a terrorist killed in a recent operation as al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Duha, coalition officials announced today. Coalition and Iraqi forces also discovered arms caches and improvised explosive devices and distributed food to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The enemy continued to launch attacks aimed at civilians and Iraqi security forces. Duha was responsible for attacks in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. The terrorist was involved in a number of criminal activities to include kidnapping, officials said. During the raid Oct. 13, Duha fired a...
  • Environmental Extremists Likely to Attack, Says NIE

    07/19/2007 10:51:10 PM PDT · by gpapa · 13 replies · 582+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 19, 2007 | Katherine Poythress
    (CNSNews.com) - The most dangerous domestic terrorists in the United States may have nothing to do with Islam or Iraq but may be little-known extremists who regard violence against animals as akin to violence against people, according to FBI officials. This week, a declassified portion of the latest National Intelligence Estimate for the United States warned that Americans can expect attacks from these groups within the next three years. The estimate refers to "single issue" groups that, according to law enforcement, often include radical environmentalist organizations. Among the most visible: the Animal Liberation Front and allied Earth Liberation Front, and...
  • US asks (prods) Pakistan to launch military offensive against extremists

    07/17/2007 9:57:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 196+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday prodded Pakistan to launch a military offensive against fighters hiding in tribal areas after Washington hinted at a lack of commitment from its ally to hunt down violent extremists. US officials said Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf should send his troops into the tribal border region with Afghanistan to flush out Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants, following the collapse of a 10-month peace accord between Islamabad and tribal elders. "I think first and foremost we have to remember that some military action is necessary, and will probably have to be taken," Assistant Secretary...
  • Musharraf Declares War On Muslim Extremists

    07/12/2007 7:34:12 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 2,157+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-13-2007 | David Blair
    Musharraf declares war on Muslim extremists By David Blair Last Updated: 2:40am BST 13/07/2007 Isambard Wilkinson reports from inside the Red Mosque President Pervez Musharraf pledged to combat Muslim extremists across Pakistan yesterday as furious crowds demonstrated against the storming of the Red Mosque and two suicide bomb attacks left six dead. President Musharraf: 'What kind of Islam do these people represent?' In a televised address to the nation, Gen Musharraf said that those inside the mosque and its adjacent madrassa, or Muslim college, were "terrorists" who directly threatened Pakistan's security. They had also tarnished Islam's reputation as a tolerant...
  • Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK

    07/09/2007 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 99 replies · 3,501+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/9/07 | Art Moore
    Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK Hear Islamic leaders in London: 'Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!' Across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks, several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the British government – a future vision that encompasses an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America. "One day my dear Muslims," shouted Anjem Choudary, "Islam will govern Britain!" Choudary was a co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, the now-banned group tied to suspects in the July 7, 2005,...
  • Fred Thompson a Cult Member Too???

    07/01/2007 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 48 replies · 687+ views
    Practical Reasoning ^ | 06/28/07 | Jeff
    Thursday, June 28th, 2007...10:01 am Fred Thompson a Cult Member Too??? Jump to Comments Answer: No. And neither is Mitt Romney.Photo: Don’t worry folks, Fred isn’t going to serve you any poison Kool-Aid.So, first wack job Evangelical “minister” Bill Keller calls Mitt Romney a cultist, and now another wack job Evangelical “journalist” says the same thing about Fred Thompson. Here’s a quote: Thompson has been very elusive about his faith since Focus on the Family’s James Dobson suggested that Thompson should declare his faith. At that time, a Thompson spokesman said that the prospective candidate was baptized into the Church...
  • 'Sleeper cell' had S.D. ties, jury told (Jose Padilla, Muslim extremists trial in Miami)

    06/11/2007 9:14:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 377+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/11/07 | Jeff McDonald
    Years before three of the Sept. 11 hijackers set up shop in this corner of the country, a group of Muslim extremists in San Diego was raising money and recruiting fighters for a worldwide holy war, according to federal records and testimony that unfolded last week in a Miami courtroom. As early as 1993, the FBI was wiretapping at least two San Diego men who agents suspected were members of a “sleeper cell” plotting terror strikes across the globe. The government also was tracking money transfers and cash deposits to a series of nonprofit organizations run by the suspects, Mohammed...
  • Alleged plot: A potential threat seen in America's backyard

    06/03/2007 6:48:02 AM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 668+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 3, 2007 | Josh Meyer
    WASHINGTON — Even if terrorism suspect Russell Defreitas were no more than an angry man with vague notions of a spectacular attack, he was able to tap into a network of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean — potentially dangerous and right in the backyard of the United States, authorities said Saturday. It was Defreitas' alleged ties to that network, based primarily in Trinidad and Guyana, that had the FBI and other federal authorities so concerned as they clandestinely monitored his activities over the last 18 months, law enforcement officials familiar with the ongoing investigation said.
  • Report says Internet is an important tool for extremists

    05/02/2007 10:53:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 390+ views
    AP on North County Times ^ | 5/2/07 | Beverly Lumpkin - ap
    WASHINGTON -- Extremist Islamic groups have come to value the Internet so much for its ability to spread their message that some have said the keyboard is as important as a Kalashnikov rifle, a report for Congress says. The report, to be presented to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday, says terrorists have increased their use of the Internet to make their activities faster, cheaper and more secure. Use of the Internet for communications, propaganda and research has grown to include recruitment and training, says the report prepared by a panel of experts brought together by...
  • Police Target Animal Extremists [launched a Europe-wide crackdown on animal rights extremists]

    05/01/2007 8:08:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 572+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    Hundreds of police officers have launched a Europe-wide crackdown on animal rights extremists. Hundreds of officers were involved The operation has been described by police as one of the largest of its type. David Leppard, Assistant Chief Constable of Kent Police, told a press conference the two-year investigation had targeted "criminals involved in animal extremism". "The impact of these personalised campaigns on individuals is deeply distressing and often involves criminal activity," he said. "It is not targeting lawful campaigners." Offences being investigated include conspiracy to blackmail and burglary.
  • Universities 'Targeted' By Islamic Extremists (UK)

    04/16/2007 6:41:17 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 770+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2007 | Philip Johnson
    Universities 'targeted' by Islamic extremists By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 2:20am BST 17/04/2007 British universities will be warned this week that they are being targeted by Islamic extremist groups looking for recruits. A conference of chief security officers will hear that religious radicals remain active on campuses and have infiltrated at least 20 institutions. Prof Anthony Glees, of the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel University, will say the threat must be "urgently addressed". The Government has issued guidance to universities over how to deal with the threat. Bill Rammell, the higher education minister, said...