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  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

    05/28/2013 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl1955.aspx Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran Actions Target Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities 5/23/2013     WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Iran’s continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iran’s clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Op-Ed: Why did Frankfurt's "Judenrat" Honor an Anti-Zionist ?

    09/03/2012 10:34:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/4/12 | editor
    What is most disturbing in the Butler affair is not only that the prize's recipient is an anti-Israel agitator, the version of the old Kapò; it is the role played by the new "Judenrat. A few months after the German city of Frankfurt elected Peter Feldmann as its first Jewish mayor since the rise of Adolf Hitler, the city council awarded a prize to a Jewish anti-Zionist activist, Judith Butler. The city of Jacob Hoffmann, Franz Rozenzweig, the artist Moritz Oppenheim, the world-renowned chemist Paul Ehrlich, and many other Jews who brought glory to Frankfurt before the Nazi shame, decided...
  • Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in Frankfurt (freeloaders toss paint bombs)

    04/01/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/01/12 | Edward Taylor
    Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in FrankfurtBy Edward Taylor | Reuters – 2 hrs 23 mins ago FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At least 15 German police officers were injured, one seriously, during rioting that lasted into Sunday morning, following an anti-capitalist protest in Frankfurt, police said. Demonstrators threw paint bombs at the European Central Bank and attacked emergency vehicles on Saturday in violence which escalated after police tried to arrest several protesters in the heart of Germany's financial capital. Battles stretched through the night and one officer was taken to intensive care after being singled out by a handful of demonstrators....
  • Jew Wins Election as Mayor of Frankfurt

    03/26/2012 6:05:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 18+ views
    Forward ^ | March 26, 2012
    The German city of Frankfurt has elected its first Jewish mayor since 1933 and only its second in history. In elections held Sunday, Peter Feldmann, a 53-year-old economist and political scientist, won with 57 percent of the vote – surprising even himself, according to news reports. The Social Democrat will succeed Petra Roth of the conservative Christian Democratic Union. Feldmann, the former head of a home for seniors, takes the helm of a city with some 650,000 inhabitants and Germany’s fourth-largest Jewish population. The last Jewish mayor of the city was its first: Ludwig Landmann served for nine years until...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-jihadist-use-social-media-how-prevent-terrorism-and-preserve-innovation Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • Frankfurt stock exchange evacuated: reports (bomb threat)

    FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) -- Deutsche Boerse's downtown Frankfurt trading floor was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat, news reports said. The stock exchange received the threat by phone around 4:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. Eastern) and the building was evacuated by 5 p.m., Reuters reported, citing local police. A spokeswoman for Deutsche Boerse was unable to provide immediate comment.
  • Salafist Preacher and Internet Activist Indicted in Germany

    09/17/2011 2:54:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Aaron Weisburd
    "Salafist preacher and Internet activist indicted in Germany" September 13, 2011 SNIPPET: "Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, a salafi/jihadi preacher very active online, has been indicted in Cologne, Germany. Abou-Nagie, together with Abu Dujana of Bonn, operate as Die Wahre Religion (The True Religion). They are cited in multiple cases including those of the now-deceased Bekkay Harrach, and more recently Robert M. (arrested with an associate attempting to enter Britain whilst in possession of jihadist materials including Inspire magazine), not to mention Arid Uka, the Frankfurt shooter:"
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a
    http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/007413.html "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • Unruly Passenger that Diverted Plane to Cleveland Arrested

    07/11/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    fox 8 cleveland ^ | 7/11/11 | Jessica Dabrowski |
    CLEVELAND— The unruly passenger that caused United Airlines flight 944 headed from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany to make an unscheduled stop in Cleveland was arrested Monday. According to Stephen D. Anthony, the special agent in charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI, and Chief Michael McGrath with the Cleveland Police Department, Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, 21, repeatedly disobeyed orders from flight attendants Friday and his behavior eventually escalated to shoving, kicking and spitting. Related Flight Diverted to Cleveland Due to Unruly Passenger Flight Diverted to Cleveland Due to Unruly Passenger Cleveland Police Department Cleveland Hopkins Airport Status Updates Cleveland...
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from O’Hare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • Acquaintance of Frankfurt Shooter Charged as Al-Qaeda Member

    03/16/2011 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 15, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    Arid Uka’s connection to Rami Makanesi casts doubt on German authorities’ insistence that the Frankfurt shooter acted as a “lone wolf. he German Federal Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against 25-year-old Rami Makanesi: a German national suspected of having been chosen by al-Qaeda to develop a European support network for the terror organization. Makanesi — who continues to be identified by German authorities simply as “Rami M.” — has been in German custody since August 2010. He is known to have lived in the same apartment building in Frankfurt as the Frankfurt Airport shooter Arid Uka, and the two men...
  • Frankfurt airport shooting: two killed in attack on US military bus

    03/02/2011 10:46:13 AM PST · by wonders · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 March 2011 | Helen Pidd
    Two US airmen have been shot dead and two wounded at Frankfurt airport. The gunman, believed to be from Kosovo, opened fire on a bus containing US airmen in front of Terminal 2. The bus driver and a passenger were killed and two others were seriously injured. Police said it appeared an argument had broken out on board the bus before the suspect opened fire. The dead soldier was found outside the bus, which had a US government licence plate marked "AF", for air force.
  • Gunman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany

    03/02/2011 4:32:42 PM PST · by Qbert · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/2/2011 | LUIS MARTINEZ & RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said. An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed and to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism. President Obama made an unscheduled appearance to say, "I am saddened and I am outraged by this attack" and U.S. investigators would work with German authorities and "spare no effort" to ensure that "all of the...
  • Jihad in Frankfurt-The war that shall not be named claims two more victims

    03/03/2011 5:27:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-3-11 | Robert Spencer
    Like so many jihad plots and actual jihad attacks and attempted attacks these days, the jihad murder of two U.S. airmen and the wounding of two others outside the Frankfurt Airport in Germany Wednesday was initially dismissed as having nothing to do with terrorism. According to the German news agency DAPD, Boris Rhein, the interior minister for the German state of Hesse hurried to the airport and almost immediately declared that there were no indications that the shootings had been a terror attack. One wonders what actually would constitute a terrorist attack for such analysts. Would the murderer have to...
  • Blowback: “Kosovars” Strike Again

    03/03/2011 5:12:48 PM PST · by Bokababe · 30 replies
    Chronicles ^ | 3/3/11 | Srdija Trifkovic
    The jihadist murder of two American servicemen by a “Kosovar”-Albanian Muslim at Frankfurt Airport on March 2 combines the fruits of the United States’ criminally misguided Balkan policy over the past two decades and of Europe’s suicidal immigration policy since the 1960’s. While it is probably too late to have either of them reversed, hope springs eternal: the deaths of two young Americans should remind us of where we stand with “Kosovars” in particular and Jihadist infiltrators into the Western world in general...... Kosovo’s Albanians we know from the news fall into two categories. One group consists of “Kosova’s” pro-Western,...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s state of Islamic denial--Note to Barack: ‘Allahu akbar’ is a Muslim war cry

    03/03/2011 3:56:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2011 | Editorial
    U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams “Allahu akbar!” before opening fire. Official statements are rushed out: The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism. Sound familiar? It should, because when Islam is at the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand. On Wednesday, a young Kosovar named Arif Uka opened fire on a bus load of U.S. Air Force personnel in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two more. Witnesses say he repeatedly shouted the jihadist battle cry, “Allahu akbar” as he emptied...
  • Kosovar Albanian Muslim shoots US soldiers: Chickens of Clinton/Blair Kosovo folly coming to roost

    03/04/2011 7:18:59 AM PST · by Javeth · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/3/11 | Allan Hall
    Two American airmen were shot dead and another left fighting for his life today after a Kosovo Albanian gunman stormed their bus before opening fire at Germany’s busiest airport where he allegedly worked. Officials said the gunman, identified as Arid Uka, 21, shouted out 'Islamic slogans' before opening fire. He gunned down his first victim as the soldier stood in front of the vehicle at Terminal 2 before turning his weapon on the driver as he sat behind the wheel. A fourth man was lightly injured and both he and the gravely wounded man are now being treated at the...
  • Gunman in Germany Wanted ‘Revenge’ for Afghanistan

    03/05/2011 11:49:50 AM PST · by Bokababe · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/11 | http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/souad_mekhennet/index.html?inline=nyt-p
    Arid Uka, the 21-year-old man suspected of killing two American airmen this week, has told investigators that he was seeking revenge for the deployment of Americans in Afghanistan after watching radical Islamist videos on the Internet, German authorities said Friday.
  • Cue Music Please, for the Sympathy Symphony

    03/07/2011 3:24:24 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | March 7, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    All the usual sympathies and buzz words begin re the Frankfurt shootings… Kosovo gunman’s father laments Germany killings PRISTINA - The father of the gunman who shot dead two US airmen on a US Army bus at Frankfurt airport said on Thursday…”I am still in shock; I can not believe what has happened,” Murat Uka told Reuters by phone from his home in Germany. “I am really, really sorry about what has happened. “I express my deep condolences,” said Uka, whose voice betrayed his emotion. … “The American people are the best friends of Albanians,” he said. One really has...
  • Islamist shooter radicalized in Germany

    03/07/2011 9:53:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | March 03 2011
    Arid Uka, the 21-year-old Kosovar who has admitted to killing two US airmen in Frankfurt, was a loner only recently turning to radical Islamist ideology, according to investigators. German federal prosecutors continue to piece together a profile of the man responsible for what is increasingly believed to have been a terrorist attack on US military personnel at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday. Born in Kosovo but raised in Frankfurt, Uka is being described by investigators as a loner who took to radical Islam over the course of just a few weeks. Armed with a Belgian Fabrique Nationale semi-automatic pistol and a...
  • A 'Normal' Life That Vanished in a Terrorist Attack / Arid Uka

    03/08/2011 6:16:04 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2011 | SOUAD MEKHENNET
    FRANKFURT — To hear family, friends and neighbors tell it, Arid Uka was a model youth: never involved in violence, or in trouble with the police, unlike many other young men in his predominantly immigrant neighborhood in Frankfurt. Mr. Uka, 21, they said, was calm and quiet. In 2005, he and some classmates won a government prize for a school project on how to prevent violence in society and posed proudly with Gerhard Schröder, then chancellor of Germany. The young man from Kosovo helped his mother at home, cleaned floors, took out the trash and even gave her half his...
  • FRANKFURT AIRPORT JIHAD: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    03/05/2011 1:39:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 20 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | March 5, 2011 | Vojin Joksimovich
    On March 2, two US airmen were killed and two injured, at least one critically, in front of Terminal 2 of the second continental Europe’s busiest Frankfurt Airport. Reportedly, the US forces were on the way to Afghanistan from their base Lakenheath airfield in England. The perpetrator was a “Kosovar,” the term invented by the western media. There is no “Kosovar” nation outside the media creations. There are a number of nationalities who live in Kosovo, i.e. Albanians, Serbs, Roma, Gorani, and others. None of them are identifying themselves as “Kosovars.” The perpetrator, who fired nine times before his gun...
  • Airport assassin confesses: radical islamist

    03/03/2011 4:31:34 AM PST · by longjack · 23 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 0303/2011 | har/kgp/dpa Spiegel
    Breaking news banner at Spiegel Online. Airport assassin confesses during early inteerogations. The Hessen Interior Minister Rhein: The 21 -year old is a radical islamist. The Hessian department of the interior is saying the suspect acted alone. There is no apparent terror organization behind the attack.
  • Germany: Gunman Shouts 'Allahu Akbar,' Kills 2 US Airmen

    03/02/2011 8:22:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Israel nNtional News ^ | March 2, 2011 | Gil Ronen
    In an apparent Muslim terrorist attack, a gunman opened fire on a U.S. Air Force bus outside Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others. A source told Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allahu Akbar" - the Muslim battle cry - as he began firing. Kosovo's interior minister told The Associated Press that German police have identified the suspect as Arif Uka, a citizen of Kosovo from the northern town of Mitrovica.
  • Frankfurt airport shooting involving US military

    03/02/2011 3:47:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 2/3/11 | DAvid McHugh
    shots were fired "near or on" a bus carrying U.S. soldiers. An airport spokesman Wednesday's shooting took place in front of Terminal 2 of what is continental Europe's second-biggest hub. He declined to be named in line with policy. News agency DAPD reported two people were killed and two others wounded, citing Frankfurt police. There was no immediate information on their identity or further casualties.
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • Gunman Targets U.S. Soldiers At Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 11:42:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    www.stratfor.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | Stratfor
    Two people were killed and two were injured, at least one critically, in a shooting attack on U.S. military personnel at 3:20 p.m. local time March 2 at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport. According to breaking news reports, an armed attacker boarded a U.S. military bus idling in front of Terminal 2 and began shooting. The two killed were a U.S. soldier and the driver of the bus, whose nationality is unclear. The perpetrator is alleged to be from Kosovo, of Albanian ethnicity and 21 years old, according to German media sources. According to news reports, the U.S. forces involved in...
  • U.S. Soldier Killed In Frankfurt Airport Shooting (terrorist attack)

    U.S. Soldier Killed In Frankfurt Airport Shooting MYFOXNY.COM - Two people including a U.S. soldier died Wednesday in a shooting involving a bus carrying U.S. troops at Germany's Frankfurt airport, local newspapers reported. An airport spokesperson confirmed that shots were fired "near or on" a bus carrying U.S. soldiers. Two others were injured in the attack at Terminal 2 of the airport, one of Europe's busiest. The driver and one U.S. soldier died in the attack, Main-Spitze newspaper reported. A 21-year-old man, reportedly from Kosovo, was arrested at the scene, reports said. The U.S. Army Europe said it had no...
  • US Soldiers Shot Dead At Frankfurt Airport (ROP)

    03/02/2011 8:00:10 AM PST · by TSgt · 122 replies
    SkyNews ^ | 03/02/2011 | SkyNews
    Two US soldiers have been killed in a shooting at Frankfurt airport, Sky sources have said. Two other people are said to have been injured in the incident and police have reportedly arrested a 21-year-old suspect from Kosovo. The shots were fired on or near a bus carrying soldiers, according to reports.
  • Muslim converts accused of holy war bomb plots

    04/21/2009 10:56:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 798+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | April 22, 2009 | Roger Boyes
    Two Muslim converts and two Turks go on trial in a bomb-proof courtroom in Düsseldorf today accused of plotting to blow up German civilians and US soldiers. “The world will burn!” boasted an intercepted e-mail sent between the accused, who are alleged to have wanted to wage an Islamic holy war in the heart of Europe. Three of the men — Fritz Gelowicz, 29, Daniel Schneider, 23 and the Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, 30 — are accused of attending a training camp on the Afghan-Pakistani frontier run by an Uzbek-based terror organisation known as the Islamic Jihad Union. Intelligence services...
  • UPDATE ON: German Terror Suspect Arrested in Kenya

    10/13/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | October 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following blog entry is a quote: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 update on : German terror suspect arrested in Kenya UPDATE ON German detained in Kenya on terror suspicion-report Kenyan police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa."Kindly note that the suspect has been arrested from a private residence in Mtwapa and deported back to Germany," Kiraithe...
  • Norway arrests 3 in Al-Queda linked bomb plot.

    07/08/2010 10:39:51 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | July 8, 2010 | foxnews.com
    Three suspected Al Qaeda members were arrested Thursday morning in what Norwegian and U.S. officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England. The three men, whose names were not released, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Two of the men were arrested in Norway and one in Germany, according to Janne Kristiansen, head of Norway's Police Security Service. She declined to give further details of the locations. Kristiansen said one of the men was a 39-year-old Norwegian of Uighur origin, who had lived in Norway since 1999. The other suspects...
  • Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil...

    06/25/2010 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil for Food Program WASHINGTON—Canadian/Lebanese dual national Ousama M. Naaman pleaded guilty today to participating in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and to bribe Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in the refining of leaded fuel, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Naaman, 61, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was originally indicted on Aug. 7, 2008, in U.S. District...
  • Approaching the great cities of the World

    06/02/2010 4:35:25 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 355+ views
    06/03/2010 | WesternCulture
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  • Federal Court Jury Finds Sheik Guilty of Conspiracy and Financing Terrorism

    03/11/2005 5:54:36 PM PST · by 68skylark · 2 replies · 525+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    A Yemeni cleric who once said that Osama bin Laden had called him his sheik was convicted of financing terrorism yesterday in a federal court in New York City. The victory for the Justice Department came in one of the government's most visible terrorism-financing prosecutions, a case that had for a time appeared uncertain after the F.B.I.'s star informer set himself on fire outside the White House in November. Advertisement The sheik, Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad, a prominent Yemeni who once held a government post in his country, was convicted by a jury in Federal Court in Brooklyn of conspiracy...
  • New Militant Group Torches Cash Machines in Frankfurt (left wing violence)

    11/13/2009 2:33:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies · 662+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 11/12/2009
    A previously unknown militant group claims to be behind a series of arson attacks on banks in Frankfurt over the past two weeks. Police are still hunting for leads to the elusive group, while commentators are drawing links with Germany's notorious terrorist group the Red Army Faction. Until two weeks ago no one had heard of the Bewegung Morgenlicht. But now, they have thrust themselves onto the police's radar with a number of attacks on banks in Frankfurt. Two Saturdays ago, militants threw a petrol-soaked cloth into a Dresdner Bank foyer, setting fire to a cash machine. Just 24 hours...
  • German police arrest man on terror charges

    10/02/2009 9:59:59 AM PDT · by buzzer · 3 replies · 437+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/01/2009 | CNN
    BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- Investigators in Germany have arrested a 24-year-old man on terror-related charges. Authorities arrested the man "on suspicion of spreading al Qaeda propaganda online and for procuring materials which could be used to make a bomb," prosecutors said Friday in a written statement. Searches of a flat in Offenbach, Germany, and a business in Frankfurt, Germany, turned up a small amount of an "explosive substance" and a home-made electronic device. An initial assessment suggests that the items "could be used to ignite explosives," prosecutors said. The man holds dual German-Turkish citizenship, they said. The statement from prosecutors...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 14 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • AP Enterprise: Feds investigating Conn businessman in terror case [Maswood]

    08/11/2004 1:12:00 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 573+ views
    WTNH.com, New Haven CT ^ | August 11, 2004 | AP
    (Cromwell-AP, Aug. 11, 2004 1:25 PM) _ A Cromwell man says he's being targeted in a federal terrorism probe because he's a Muslim. Forty-one-year-old Syed Maswood is denying allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site. Maswood confirms that he's he unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism. Maswood says that on March 17th, federal agents raided his home, seizing computer equipment and financial records. According to the affidavit, investigators discovered Maswood's e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to...
  • 'New Al Qaeda plot to blow up planes on September 11' smashed

    09/05/2007 4:59:10 PM PDT · by American Master Warlord · 40 replies · 2,348+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 5, 2007
    Police have smashed a suspected al Qaeda terror cell nursing a "profound hatred of US citizens" plotting to bomb civilian and military jets. The force of the planned explosions would have been worse than the train bombings in Madrid and the Tube and bus attacks in London on 7 July, 2005, according to German security sources. Those attacks killed 191 and 52 people respectively. Three men aged 22, 28 and 29 have been arrested in Germany days before they planned to strike, and bomb-making equipment and explosives have been seized. The arrests come a day after Danish police conducted raids...
  • McCain camp cites Biden's experience critique of Obama

    08/22/2008 11:58:31 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 20 replies · 188+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 8/23/08 | y Jonathan Martin
    McCain camp cites Biden's experience critique of Obama With Biden emerging as a  veep favorite in recent days, the McCain camp has had plenty of time to shape their first attack. And right out of the gates tonight, they're using the Delaware senator's primary season criticism of Obama's inexperience to drive a wedge between the yet-to-be announced Democratic ticket.  “There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of experience than Joe Biden," said McCain spokesman Ben Porritt in a statement.   "Biden has denounced Barack Obama’s poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans...
  • German police hunt for terror plot 'back-up team'(10 terrorists on the loose)

    09/06/2007 3:58:19 AM PDT · by Dog · 17 replies · 1,808+ views
    guardian.co ^ | September 6, 2007 | Staff and agencies
    German police were today searching for around 10 more members of a terror cell suspected of plotting major bomb attacks, after the arrest of three men and the seizure of explosives materials. Officials have said the three men already in custody - two German converts to Islam and a Turkish national - were planning attacks which could have proved more deadly than those in London or Madrid, with possible targets including US military bases, discos, pubs and Frankfurt's international airport. August Hanning, a senior interior ministry official who formerly headed Germany's foreign intelligence service (BND), said today that police were...
  • Islamist Terrorists Planned Massive Attacks in Germany(MORE DEADLY THAN LONDON OR MADRID)

    09/05/2007 7:38:27 AM PDT · by Dog · 90 replies · 3,566+ views
    spiegel.de ^ | September 05, 2007 | By Matthias Gebauer and Yassin Musharbash in Berlin
    The three suspected terrorists seized Tuesday were planning huge bomb attacks on targets in Germany. The bombs they were planning to make would have had more explosive power than those used in the Madrid and London terror attacks. The scenarios which the highest representatives of the German security forces were describing on Wednesday morning were horrific: "Massive bomb attacks," simultaneous attacks using several car bombs and huge numbers of people killed right in the middle of Germany. Only a bold raid foiled the plans of the Islamist terrorists, according to statements made in Karlsruhe by German Federal Prosecutor Monika Harms...
  • Germans Arrest 3, Thwart "Imminent Threat"

    09/05/2007 12:05:48 AM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 3,710+ views
    AP via CBS News ^ | Sept. 5, 2007
    Three men have been arrested for planning attacks on Frankfurt's international airport and the U.S. military base in Ramstein, the German Defense Minister said Wednesday. "There was an imminent threat," Franz Josef Jung told Germany's ARD broadcaster. He declined to elaborate. Two of the suspects had German citizenship while the third was Pakistani, Germany's Sudwestrundfunk public broadcaster said. German federal prosecutors said they had arrested three suspected members of "an Islamic motivated terrorist organization." It was not immediately clear whether the three were suspected of having links to al Qaeda. Sudwestrundfunk said the men were arrested Tuesday evening and were...
  • Heart attack patients use own stem cells to heal, research finds

    11/15/2005 10:18:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 846+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | JOHN FAUBER
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DALLAS - Heart attack patients who were treated with their own stem cells a few days after being hospitalized had significantly improved heart pumping ability, according to the largest, most rigorous clinical trial to date of the controversial therapy. The improvement seen with stem cells was better than with the best drugs now available and it appears the therapy actually repaired damage done during heart attacks, said lead author Volker Schachinger, a cardiologist at J.W. Goethe University and the Third Medical Clinic of Cardiology in Frankfurt, Germany. "It opens up a completely new way of treating heart...
  • German suspected of murdering woman with sausage

    06/09/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 90 replies · 1,829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-06 | reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a woman with a Bockwurst sausage. Prosecutors and police said the 50-year-old was arrested after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in Zwickau, eastern Germany. They said she had choked on a Bockwurst, which is a popular large German sausage. The prosecutors said the man had given a patchy account of events, acknowledging that he may have "administered" a Bockwurst to the woman. They are now working to establish exactly what happened in the run up to her death.
  • Mother Who Killed 8 Babies Gets 15 Years

    06/01/2006 7:58:08 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 704+ views
    FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany - A woman was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies in the 1990s and burying their bodies around her parents' home in a case that shocked Germany. Sabine Hilschenz, 40, was given the maximum sentence after the court found her guilty of eight counts of manslaughter. She also was suspected in the death of a ninth child in 1988, but the statute of limitations does not allow for that case to be tried. Hilschenz was arrested after the remains of the infants were...