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  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam (Joined by an American)

    09/02/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT · by Howlin · 373 replies · 11,547+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2006 | AP
    <p>Just breaking..... The American MAY BE the guy we heard of before, Adam something.</p>
  • A Muslim Missionary Group Draws New Scrutiny in U.S.

    07/13/2003 11:23:37 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 191+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 14, 2003 | SUSAN SACHS
    ne of Al Qaeda's first assignments for Iyman Faris, the Ohio truck driver named last month in a terrorist plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge, was to visit a travel agency while he was in Pakistan in late 2001 to have some old airline tickets reissued, federal investigators say.Because the tickets were not in his name, Mr. Faris needed an explanation to validate his request. Investigators say he used one that other Qaeda recruits have relied on to disguise their intentions: he pretended to be a member of Tablighi Jamaat, a fraternity of traveling Muslim preachers that is well known...
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...
  • U.S. citizen secretly pleads guilty to scouting hit sites for al Qaeda

    06/19/2003 11:02:03 PM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 339+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/03 | Frank J. Murray
    <p>An al Qaeda sleeper agent "wrapped in his cloak of American citizenship" has secretly pleaded guilty to aiding Osama bin Laden by scouting out bridges and railroads for destruction in New York and Washington, Attorney General John Ashcroft said yesterday.</p>