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  • Cleric's followers have hopscotched around California

    02/04/2002 10:32:56 AM PST · by veronica · 25 replies · 1,349+ views
    Knight Ridder/San Jose Mercury ^ | 2/3/02 | SEAN WEBBY AND BRANDON BAILEY
    The name of Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani has been little-known in California, except to a small number of African-American Muslims who follow his teachings, and to law enforcement authorities who have tracked their movements across the state. But two other names are prominent in the history of Gilani's followers here. Abdullah Baqi was once described by law enforcement authorities as the West Coast leader of a dangerous group they called Ul-Fuqra. And an analysis of public records indicates that Baqi was married to the woman now called Khadijah Ghafur, who later founded the community outside Fresno known as Baladullah. ...
  • PSC candidate's campaign shaken by Uptown firebombing [Louisiana]

    11/09/2014 5:54:27 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 20 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 11/7/2014 | David Hammer
    NEW ORLEANS – A joint federal-state investigation continued Friday into the shocking firebombing Thursday at the Uptown home of a well-known political strategist. On Wednesday, we told you about the surprising results in the Public Service Commission race and how the high-stakes, expensive runoff between incumbent Eric Skrmetta and alternative energy advocate Forest Bradley-Wright could affect the future of energy regulation in Louisiana. Just a few short hours later, everything changed. Bradley-Wright's finance director and chief fundraiser, Mario Zervigon, had his two cars and Uptown home destroyed in a shocking firebombing. Investigators are checking with ProjectNOLA for crime camera footage...
  • Ukraine Synagogue Firebombed Amid Protests

    02/24/2014 9:44:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 2/25/2014, 4:14 AM | Elad Benari
    A synagogue in eastern Ukraine was firebombed over the weekend amid the mass protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, the International Business Times (IBT) reports. The Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, was attacked by unknown individuals, the report said, citing the Russian-language news site. No one was injured, local authorities said. Minor damages were caused to the building. Photos published by the website showed traces of a fire on the facade a balcony. …
  • Palestinian terrorists hide behind journalists while firebombing Israeli soldiers

    05/26/2013 11:20:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/25/13 | thecommentator thecommentator
    A video has emerged which seems to show Palestinian terrorists throwing stones and fire bombs at Israeli soldiers while hiding behind journalists
  • Wake Up, America [re:Huntingdon Life Sciences/SHAC/ Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Lib FR (E]

    03/04/2002 4:19:38 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 722+ views
    Consumer ^ | March 4, 2002
    "Arson, vandalism, burglary, grand larceny, firebombing, kidnapping, slander, conspiracy, computer crimes, and theft. If you think this sounds like a rap sheet for a hardened, malicious criminal, you would be close. It's your local neighborhood animal lover and tree hugger gone berserk," ex-Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.) writes. And columnist Todd Wilkinson notes, "Because involved individuals are anonymous, they could be anyone. Parents, teachers, church volunteers, your neighbor or even your partner could be involved." SHAC, a violent anti-medical research organization that has harassed and beaten individuals linked with Huntingdon Life Sciences, now says it will extend its campaign or terror ...
  • Ecumenical: Prayers for safety of people attending 40 for Life

    03/20/2011 5:58:45 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    Events reported by LifeSiteNews - Firebombing in Montana | 20-March-2011
    There is a need to pray for the safety of those attending the 40 Days for Life. These vigils have grown such that they are no longer here in the United States, but Canada as well. The 40 Days for Life campaign now spans as least 3 continents -- North and Central America, Europe, and Australia. On Day 12, there are reports of 101 babies saved. The forces of evil does not like this. So it is not surprising that there was a firebomb thrown at an elderly person in Montana at a 40 Days for Life location. There is...
  • Carnahan: Suspect in Firebombing Worked for Re-Election Campaign

    08/25/2010 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    riverfront times ^ | 8/25/10 | Chad Garrison
    Congressman Russ Carnahan held a press conference confirming that the person St. Louis police arrested and released for last week's firebombing of his campaign headquarters did in fact work for his re-election campaign. Carnahan did not say the man's name but did confirm that the name Chris Powers made public this morning on a right-wing blog was accurate. According to Carnahan, the suspect volunteered for his campaign in July and was hired this month as a political canvasser -- a job he kept for five days before being let go for "failing to do his job." This afternoon Daily RFT...
  • Montreal Jewish school firebomber gets 4-year sentence

    11/17/2008 10:23:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 27 replies · 731+ views
    CBC. News/"With files from the Canadian Press" ^ | Last Updated: Monday, November 17, 2008 | 5:35 PM ET | CBC NEWS
    SNIPPET: "Judge calls Molotov cocktail attack racist, hateful act of terrorism" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A Montreal man accused of firebombing a Jewish school was sentenced to four years in prison for what a judge described as a terrorist act. Azim Ibragimov, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this year to firebombing the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys School in Outremont in 2006, and attempting to attack the Snowdon YM-YWHA the following year. He also pleaded guilty to uttering threats in the form of letters that claimed the crimes were committed in the name of Islamic Jihad, a militant group that vows to destroy Israel...
  • Muslim Congressman Called for Terrorist's Release in 2000

    01/21/2007 6:02:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 50 replies · 1,512+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 21, 2007 | Jay Baggett
    When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Minnesota freshman Rep. Keith Ellison for his recent swearing-in ceremony, the controversy over his taking the oath of office on the Quran overshadowed his earlier role in supporting a terrorist whose group tried to kill policemen and allegedly twice tried to murder Pelosi's fellow San Francisco lawmaker Sen. Diane Feinstein. On Feb.12, 2000, Ellison joined Bernadine Dohrn, one of the founders of the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground, and several other speakers at a fundraiser for recently arrested Kathleen Soliah, a.k.a. Sara Jane Olson. Kathleen Soliah, a.k.a. Sara Jane Olson Soliah – who...
  • Radical Islamic clerics warn of further attacks after publisher is firebombed

    09/29/2008 5:25:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 4 replies · 265+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 9/28/08 | John Bingham
    Hardline clerics said that further attacks would be "inevitable" if publication of the novel, The Jewel of Medina, goes ahead as planned next month. Police moved in to arrest three men moments after a fire broke out at the London home and office of Martin Rynja in the early hours of Saturday. The attack came days after Mr Rynja's company, Gibson Square, bought the rights to the book by the American writer Sherry Jones, which has already been likened to Sir Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. The novel, which focuses on the relationship between Mohammed and his child bride Aisha,...
  • EDITORIAL: Firebombing shows the danger of domestic terror

    08/05/2008 7:57:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 164+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/8 | Editor
    For all of the national chatter that persists about international terrorists striking the United States, this weekend's firebombings in Santa Cruz offered us a frightening reminder that our greatest dangers may be right here at home. Thankfully, no one was hurt in Saturday morning's firebombs. David Feldheim, a UC Santa Cruz biologist, and his young family escaped an ignition at their own home by climbing down a fire ladder. And there was no one in the Volvo station wagon that was destroyed by a firebomb around the same time. But the perennial nature of these attacks on scientists who conduct...
  • Today In History - February 13-14, 1945 - Allied Bombing of Dresden Germany

    02/13/2007 2:06:22 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 12 replies · 529+ views
    On the night of February 13-14 1945, two waves of British Lancaster bombers devastated the east German city of Dresden. The targets of these raids were Dresden's rail lines as well as a series of smaller factories that were producing gunsights and other precision optical devices for Germany's war effort. High explosive bombs were dropped first and were followed up by incendiary bombs which turned Dresden into a giant firestorm. The worst damage occurred in the inner city and immediate eastern suburbs of Dresden. According to a Dresden police report, at least 12000 dwellings were destroyed as well as a...
  • 4 Indicted In Vail Resort Eco-Terrorism ( New Arson Charges )

    05/19/2006 10:06:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2006 | Associated Press
    A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted four people on eight counts of arson for a series of eco-terrorism fires set at the Vail ski area in 1998. Those indicted are: Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, 29, Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff, 28, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, 31, and Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 33. Gerlach and Meyerhoff are presently in federal custody in Oregon, facing separate arson charges. The whereabouts of Overaker and Rubin are unknown. The Two Elks Lodge and other structures on Vail Mountain were burned to the ground on Oct. 19, 1998. Damage was estimated at $12 million. A group called the...
  • CA: Three sentenced in firebombing attempts in Sierra foothills - ELF eco-terrorists

    03/17/2006 6:24:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    Three eco-terrorists were sentenced Friday to federal prison for a series of firebombings that put towns in the Sierra foothills on edge. Ryan Daniel Lewis, 22, the alleged leader of the group, was sentenced to six years, and two sisters - Eva Rose Holland, 26, and Lili Marie Holland, 21 - were each handed two-year prison terms. Prosecutors alleged Lewis recruited the Holland sisters and Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, on Christmas Eve 2004 to help him burn down two unoccupied upscale homes in Lincoln, a Sacramento suburb, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI calls the ELF...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • The Specters Haunting Dresden

    03/17/2005 8:02:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 982+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2005 | Theodore Dalrymple
    The foundations of Hitler’s bunker were uncovered during the building frenzy in Berlin that followed the reunification of Germany. An anguished debate ensued about what to do with the site, for in Germany both memory and amnesia are dangerous, each with its moral hazards. To mark the bunker’s site might turn it into a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, resurgent in the East; not to mark it might be regarded as an attempt to deny the past. In the end, anonymous burial was deemed the better, which is to say the safer, option. Nowhere in the world (except, perhaps, in...
  • AP: Three more arrests in first Sierra firebombing (ELF)

    03/07/2005 6:19:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 813+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/7/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three more Sierra foothills residents, including two sisters, have been arrested in a Christmas attempted arson tied to a shadowy eco-terrorist organization, authorities said Monday. The incident was the first of three attempted or successful arson attacks on buildings under construction in towns east of Sacramento. Two of the three suspects admitted trying to burn down two homes in an upscale Lincoln housing development, the FBI said. Arrested Monday was Jeremiah Colcleasure, 24. Arrested Friday were sisters Eva Rose Holland, 25, and her sister Lili Marie Holland, 20, the FBI said. All three are charged with one...
  • CA: Newcastle man indicted in firebombing (ELF - multiple counts - arson/firebombings)

    02/24/2005 8:08:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 290+ views
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 21-year-old Newcastle man was indicted Thursday on federal arson charges for a series of attempted or successful firebombings linked to an eco-terror group targeting residential and commercial construction sites this winter east of Sacramento. Ryan D. Lewis faces five counts of arson and three counts of attempted arson in U.S. District Court for incidents dating back to December in the communities of Lincoln, Auburn and Sutter Creek. Lewis admitted taking part in some of the crimes, according to an FBI affidavit. The indictments said he attempted to set fire Dec. 27 to two homes under construction...
  • Germany asks will Queen say sorry?

    10/29/2004 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 97 replies · 1,759+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/29/04 | Alexandra Hudson
    Germany asks will Queen say sorry? Fri 29 October, 2004 05:44 By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans are waiting to see how the Queen refers to Britain's 1945 bombing of Dresden when she visits next week, now that they are speaking more of their own war-time suffering and breaking a long-standing taboo. Just days ahead of the Queen's first visit since 2000, a row has erupted in the British and German press over whether the air raids were justified and whether the monarch should apologise. Dresden was devastated in a firestorm which killed some 35,000 people just three months...
  • The Democrats Are Angry, Desperate, and Beside Themselves

    10/24/2004 3:47:19 PM PDT · by Jose Roberto · 104 replies · 4,465+ views
    Real Clear Politics Commentary ^ | 10/24/04 | T. Bevan
    The fact is Democrats are angry, desperate, and absolutely beside themselves at facing the prospect of another four years with George W. Bush as President. Frankly, I don' t blame them. With so much invested emotionally, it will be a crushing psychological blow for liberals to see Bush reelected a week from this Tuesday. Furthermore, if Bush wins big it could be a defeat that threatens the very foundations of the liberal movement itself. But even that is no excuse for some of the behavior we're seeing. It's no excuse for bending the rules, breaking the law, and generally treating...
  • It's about the trees, foe of logging says...denies FBI's 'terrorist' label

    04/05/2004 9:17:56 PM PDT · by dila813 · 13 replies · 284+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | Monday, April 5, 2004 | ANDREW KRAMER
    It's about the trees, foe of logging says Activist charged in firebombings denies FBI's 'terrorist' label By ANDREW KRAMER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICTORIA, B.C. -- For 19 months, Tre Arrow was one of the most wanted fugitives in North America -- he was accused of firebombing logging and cement trucks in Oregon and having links to a group of radical environmentalists viewed as terrorists by the FBI. Now he's in the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, facing charges of trying to shoplift bolt cutters. He has begun a hunger strike to protest what he calls injustices in the U.S. legal...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Strategic Bombing of Japan - Mar. 21st, 2003

    03/21/2003 5:23:31 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 62 replies · 7,274+ views
    World War II Magazine ^ | September 1995 | Christopher Lew
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • Germans Revisit War's Agony, Ending a Taboo

    03/15/2003 1:12:09 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 389+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3-15-03 | RICHARD BERNSTEIN
    Dresden, Germany, which was renowned for its beauty, before it was firebombed in World War II. DRESDEN, Germany, March 10 — The photograph, a precious possession, shows gracious, dignified Holbein Street in Dresden before World War II, where the childhood friends Nora Lang, now 72, and Vanila John, 71, lived in apartments across from each other. "It's nice that Dresden is being restored," Ms. John said, speaking of the many monuments in this once ruined city that are still being rebuilt, stone by stone. "But the old Dresden is gone forever — the houses, the homes and also the people...