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  • Two more arrests as FBI investigates 'bomb plot' (2000)

    05/03/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 4, 2000 | Julian Borger
    Two more people have been arrested in Seattle and New York, FBI officials said yesterday, as investigators tried to break up a suspected terrorist network they believe was plotting a bomb attack against a US target .... Graham Fuller, a specialist on Islamic extremism and a former CIA analyst, said: "I'm a little sceptical about the possibility that the GIA is now targeting us because it would have been accompanied by some kind of rhetoric. Therefore I would speculate that these guys are working on their own or hired by someone else." And Mr Fuller argued that Mr Ressam's Afghan...
  • Don't Open That File, Memet!

    06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 62 replies · 2+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 30 June 2010 | n/a
    NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote: DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET! With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of — and then subsequently did release — what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular. Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Belgian Export: Suicide Bombers

    11/30/2005 3:36:37 PM PST · by DanielKronlid · 3 replies · 809+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | Wed, 2005-11-30 22:37 | Paul Belien
    On 9 November, a 38-year old Belgian named Muriel, blew herself to pieces in Baghdad near a group of Iraqi policemen, killing five other people. The woman had converted to Islam after marrying a Belgian of Moroccon origin. Her husband was shot down by American troops. The American authorities informed the Belgian authorities of the woman’s identity a few weeks ago, but Brussels kept it secret. Yesterday evening the Franco-Luxemburgian network RTL announced the news. Last night, the Belgian police arrested 14 people. Nine of them are Belgians, mostly of foreign origin, three are Moroccans and two are Tunisians. They...
  • DC court finds Gitmo detainee properly held

    04/07/2009 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 776+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | April 6, 2009 10:52 AM | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    SNIPPET: "On Thursday, April 2, a federal judge ruled that Guantánamo detainee Hedi Hammamy is being held for good reasons. Judge Richard Leon of the DC District Court found the US government’s evidence was sufficient to show that Hammamy supported al Qaeda and the Taliban. Hammamy, who is also known as Abdul Haddi bin Hadiddi in the US government’s unclassified Guantánamo files, was arrested by Pakistani authorities in April 2002 and transferred to Guantánamo months later. Government prosecutors demonstrated that Hammamy’s passport was recovered in a cave in the Tora Bora Mountains, which were the main fallback zone for fleeing...
  • May preaches green gospel (projectile vomiting alert !!!)

    04/30/2007 4:59:29 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 15 replies · 734+ views
    London Free Press - Canada ^ | Mon, April 30, 2007 | Jonathan Sher
    May preaches green gospel The Green party leader comes to tears during a London sermon on the climate change threat. By Jonathan Sher, Sun Media London Free Press Mon, April 30, 2007 Preaching in London about the threat of climate change, Green party Leader Elizabeth May brought herself to tears yesterday, not for children who will inherit the Earth, but for the God she believes created it. It wasn't the first time May has mixed politics and faith -- she says she speaks often at churches. But her voice broke and her eyes filled with tears as she delivered...
  • 'You have to kill in the name of Allah until you are killed'

    01/26/2002 4:55:18 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 657+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 01/27/2002 | Jason Burke
    An underground film showing the slaughter of Algerian soldiers is being used as a recruitment tool for British Islamic radicals The trail runs from a wet corner of a west London street to the dusty mountains of eastern Algeria, from a garage on the Thames to the Mediterranean, from a mosque off north London's Seven Sisters Road to Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan. In one direction the trail is a conduit for volunteers and money - both heading for Islamist rebels fighting a brutal war against Algeria's government. In the other direction flow political refugees, communiqués boasting of ...
  • [Islamic virus] Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia

    04/06/2007 4:29:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 593+ views
    ISN ^ | April, 2007
    [Islamic virus] Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=17462 Image: ISN Local media reports trace the financial and ideological center of Bosnia's radical Wahhabi movement to Vienna, while the moderate Islamic community prepares for an intensifying battle of influence. By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (06/04/07) Only the funeral of former Bosnian Muslim leader and wartime Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic went down with a bigger crowd and more security than that last weekend of Jusuf Barcic, the informal leader of Bosnia’s radical Muslims of the Wahhabi movement. More than 3,000 Wahhabis arrived in the northern city of Tuzla...
  • 3/11: ETA Provided False Identifications to the Islamic Terrorists that Attacked the WTC in 1993

    10/17/2006 5:56:29 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 20 replies · 1,455+ views
    City FM (Spainish Radio News Channel) ^ | 17 October 2006 | Javier Oyarzábal (transl. J Aguilar)
    New links between ETA and Islamic terrorismETA provided false identifications to the Islamic terrorists that attacked the World Trade Center in 1993Madrid. Javier Oyarzábal (Information Services of CITY FM) – Eusebio Arzalluz aka “Paticorto” [short leggy], a member of today’s Executive Committee of ETA and one of the most trusted men by ETA leader “Txeroki” [pronounced Cherokee], provided false documents to the Islamic Terrorists that attacked the World Trade Center in 1993. On May 23rd of that year, a series of explosions shook a workshop for vehicle reparation in the Santa Rosa quarter, next to Managua [Nicaragua]. The outcome was:...
  • Al-Qaeda 'issues France threat'

    09/14/2006 4:40:20 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 73 replies · 1,860+ views
    bbc ^ | Thursday, 14 September 2006, 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK
    Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has claimed that a radical Algerian Islamist group had joined al-Qaeda and is being urged to punish France, it has emerged. Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared a video on a website on the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks. In the tape, he issued a warning of new attacks targeting Israel and the Gulf. Although France's government opposed the US-led war in Iraq, French officials believe the country is still a target for Islamist militants. In the video, Zawahiri says: "Osama Bin Laden has told me to announce to Muslims that the GSPC [the Salafist Group for Preaching...
  • Iraq and Al Qaeda - The Algerian Connection

    08/03/2005 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Big Jake · 16 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Algerian Connection Why did Saddam financially support an al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria? by Thomas Joscelyn 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM LATE LAST MONTH an Algerian-born terrorist named Ahmed Ressam received a commuted sentence of 22 years (prosecutors had recommended 35 years) in prison for his role in planning to blow up the Los Angeles airport. His sentence infuriated many since his involvement in the plot against LAX was immediately transparent. After all, he was captured in December 1999 after driving off a ferry from British Columbia in a vehicle laden with bomb-making explosives. Ressam received a commuted sentence after providing...
  • [Spanish] Socialist leader met with March 11 terrorist in jail

    03/24/2005 4:57:26 AM PST · by Reader of news · 10 replies · 871+ views
    Fernando Huarte Santamaría, a leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in the northern city of Gijón, Asturias, contacted Algerian terrorist Benesmail Abdelkrim in the Villabona prison in 2001. Huarte even got Abdelkrim a furlough to go to the dentist and paid his bill; the two last met in October 2004. A few days later, the police arrested Abdelkrim and found the address of a well-known ETA terrorist in his pocket. Abdelkrim served time with two other notorious prisoners, Spaniard Antonio Toro Castro and Moroccan Rafá Zouhier, two police informants accused in the March 11, 2004 bombings. In April 1997...
  • Britain's release of insurgent scares Algerians, MI5 agent(HUMAN RIGHTS grp gets AQ-Terrorist rlsed)

    02/07/2005 12:15:42 PM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 9 replies · 363+ views
    World Tribune ^ | February 7, 2005
    Britain's release of insurgent scares Algerians, MI5 agent Monday, February 7, 2005 Britain's plans to release a leading Islamic insurgent with ties to Al Qaida after a court ruled anti-terror laws violated human rights.http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/05/front2453408.311111111.html Algerian officials said the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to free Abu Qatada after nearly four years in prison. Abu Qatada is regarded as being aligned with Al Qaida. Officials said Abu Qatada was suspected of being Osama Bin Laden's envoy in Britain during the 1990s. The planned release of Abu Qatada has alarmed Algerians in Britain as well as in Europe. This has...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • AL QAIDA QUIETLY RELOCATES TO ALGERIA

    11/26/2003 8:40:09 PM PST · by Mossad1967 · 31 replies · 267+ views
    MENL ^ | 11/27/03
    LONDON [MENL] -- Al Qaida operatives have been relocating to the southern Sahara Desert in Algeria and have prepared secret bases near the border with Mali. Western intelligence sources said the Al Qaida effort was detected in early 2003 and has been aided by the Salafist Brigade for Combat and Call. They said the Salafist leadership has provided Al Qaida with hideouts and logistics in the mountain region. "The area is ideal for Al Qaida training and command functions," an intelligence source said. "The area is isolated and is located along the border with Mali, where there is no trace...
  • Vegan elementary

    10/26/2003 4:36:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 209+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 10-26-03 | Debra J. Saunders
    <p>IF YOU TOOK every failed, trendy educrat idea, packaged them in a school and put radical animal-rights activists in charge of it, you'd end up with something like the Humane Education Learning Community -- a K-6 charter school approved by Sacramento's San Juan Unified School District.</p>
  • Algeria, Egypt seek terror suspects' extradition from Bosnia

    10/10/2003 11:35:17 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 218+ views
    AFP ^ | October 10, 2003
    SARAJEVO, Oct 10 (AFP) - Algeria and Egypt have sought the extradition of two of their nationals arrested in Bosnia on suspicion of terrorist involvement, a Bosnian official said Friday. Aissa Benkhira, 35, with dual Algerian and Bosnian citizenship, was arrested last month on an Interpol warrant issued in 1995, the Bosnian court official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Amquad Youssef, an Egyptian also with dual Bosnian citizenship, was arrested in August as he attempted to enter the Balkan country with a fake Belgian passport. He was also named on an Interpol arrest warant issued in Cairo. The official...
  • Nine soldiers killed by Islamic extremists in Algeria

    09/21/2003 5:16:17 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 9 replies · 219+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | 2003-09-18
    Nine soldiers were killed by Islamic extremists at Oued Djemaâ in the Aïn Defla region, 140 kilometres (85 miles) east of the capital Algiers, newspaper reports said Thursday. The soldiers were operating in the mountainous sector on Wednesday when their progress was halted by homemade bombs and they came under fire from suspected members of the hardline Armed Islamic Group (GIA). Their attackers stole their weapons before fleeing into a neighbouring forest, the reports said. The latest victims take the number of people killed this month in violence involving Islamic militants to at least 12, according to estimates based on...
  • Algeria Islamists kill 14 members of family (islamic republic)

    05/27/2003 11:29:40 PM PDT · by miltonim · 422+ views
    Algeria Islamists kill 14 members of family Security services say attack occurred in Chlef region known for Armed Islamic Group's activities. ALGIERS - Fourteen members of a single family were killed in Algeria overnight by armed Islamist extremists west of the capital of Algiers, security services said Tuesday. Two fathers, their wives and children aged 18 months to 17 years were killed in the attack in the Chlef region, 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of the capital. It followed an attack Sunday during which eight people were killed by Islamist extremists in the same region, where militants from the Armed...
  • Eight die in Algeria attack

    05/25/2003 5:41:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 210+ views
    News24 ^ | May 25 2003
    Algiers - Islamist extremists killed eight people in an attack in western Algeria on Sunday, security services said. Armed Islamic Group (GIA) militants are active at Boukaat El Maqam near Ain Merrane in the Chlef region, 200 kilometres west of the capital Algiers, where the attack took place at 04:00. No other details of the attack were immediately available. The GIA is the most brutal extremist group in the Algerian civil war. Along with the rival Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), it has rejected a partial amnesty offered in 1999 by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as part of a...
  • Roam Free: The European legal obstacles to the war on terror

    05/06/2003 7:53:46 AM PDT · by Destro · 1 replies · 144+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | April 29, 2003, 8:45 a.m. | Lorenzo Vidino
    April 29, 2003, 8:45 a.m. Roam Free The European legal obstacles to the war on terror. By Lorenzo Vidino In the months since September 11, U.S. authorities have received significant support in Europe in their effort to track down al Qaeda operatives. Nevertheless, the severe evidentiary requirements of many European legal systems are preventing them, in some cases, from bringing terrorists to justice. One example of this troubling situation is currently taking place in Italy. Last January, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that Italian intelligence (DIGOS) has been monitoring the activities of a suspected al Qaeda cell in the...
  • German anti-terrorist squad ready to join hunt for tourists in the Sahara

    05/04/2003 1:59:52 AM PDT · by Ranger · 11 replies · 343+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 5/4/03 | Tony Paterson
    Germany is poised to send its crack anti-terrorist GSG9 police unit to Algeria to help free 31 European tourists thought to have been kidnapped after they vanished in the Sahara between February and April this year.European governments are frustrated by the lack of progress made by Algeria in finding the tourists - 15 Germans, 10 Austrians, four Swiss, a Dutchman and a Swede - who had been travelling in several groups when they disappeared.   There has been no official word on their whereabouts or of any ransom demand from their kidnappers - believed to be members of the Salafist...
  • Missing Tourists held by Islamists

    04/29/2003 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Angelus Errare · 18 replies · 218+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 29, 2003 | Giles Tremlett
    Algeria has made an important breakthrough in its search for 31 missing European tourists with the discovery of one of their vehicles and confirmation from a senior army official that they are in the hands of more than a dozen Islamists. The tourists have been separated into two groups and are being held in canyons and gullies near the town of Illizi, which lies near the Libyan border some 900 miles south-east of Algiers, a senior security official told the French newspaper Le Monde yesterday. The 15 Germans, 10 Austrians, four Swiss, a Dutchman and a Swede who, while travelling...
  • Bin Laden, Dostoevsky and the reality principle: an interview with André Glucksmann

    04/26/2003 8:32:19 AM PDT · by Leisler · 22 replies · 672+ views
    Open Democracy ^ | 31 - 3 - 2003 | Liss Gehlen/Jens Heisterkamp
    Europe is trapped by complacency and an all too human desire for oblivious contentment, says a leading French philosopher. This helps ensure the success of the nihilistic terror and extremist ideology exemplified by al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein. Nobody wants war – but genocide is worse than war. Liss Gehlen/Jens Heisterkamp: Why do you return to the work of Dostoevsky to explain the terrorism of the 20th and 21st centuries? André Glucksmann: In Dostoïevski à Manhattan I pose a philosophical question: what is the ‘idea’, the characteristic form of modern terrorism? And my answer is: nihilism. Socrates asked: what do a...
  • Wife feels 'like a widow' [Husband accused of links to terrorist group]

    12/14/2002 3:04:58 AM PST · by Lorenb420 · 6 replies · 271+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2002-12-14 | Lisa Lisle & John Steinbachs
    OTTAWA -- A lovestruck Sophie Harkat had no idea what the future had in store for her when she met her husband at the gas station where he worked more than three years ago. Four days after Mohamed Harkat was arrested outside their apartment building, the 28-year-old woman is stunned by the allegations he has links to terrorism. "I've never had any reasons to suspect him of any wrongdoing," she said yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's arrest earlier this week. "I'm shocked and appalled by this news. I sincerely love my husband and I trust...
  • Italian police explore Al Qaeda links in cyanide plot

    03/06/2002 9:37:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Thursday, March 7, 2002 | By Courtney C. Walsh | Special to The Christian Science Monitor
    ROME - During a raid on a small Roman apartment frequented by alleged Arabic terrorists arrested at dawn last Friday, police found videos of decapitations and suicide bombings, plus political propaganda for a holy war. But what set off alarm bells was an Arizona address on a folder of Arabic documents. "We are working with our American colleagues to see if there is a link between this Phoenix address and pilots of the September suicide attack in New York," says Col. Gianfranco Cavallo, a leading police investigator, in an interview. He says Italian and FBI detectives are also exploring ...
  • Infiltrator links men at Oregon ranch to al-Qaida

    07/30/2002 1:46:18 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | July 30, 2002 | DAIKHA DRIDI AND CHRIS McGANN
    An Algerian who infiltrated a London mosque for the British intelligence service has shed new light on suspected links between the 1999 activities at an Oregon ranch and the al-Qaida terror network. In a telephone interview from London yesterday, Reda Hassaine said two Egyptian-born men known to have visited the Bly, Ore., ranch and are suspected of inspecting it as a possible terror-training camp are direct subordinates of the London-based Muslim radical Abu Hamza. The two men came to Hamza's mosque in 1998 directly from terror-training camps in Afghanistan, he said.Hamza, a London cleric who lost both hands and an...
  • Terrorist Bombings mar Algeria's independence festivities

    07/06/2002 2:56:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2002 | AOMAR OUALI, AP
    ALGIERS, Algeria -- A wave of explosions marred Algeria's independence day celebrations on Friday, with the most deadly blast ripping through a crowded open-air market outside the capital, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens. The market blast in the town of Larba, nearly 15 miles southeast of the capital, was the worst attack in more than two years in this North African nation, which is battling a 10-year Muslim insurgency. No one immediately claimed responsibility. A second bomb at a cemetery honoring war veterans injured one person, while another injured four soldiers, reports said. Witnesses reported a fourth...
  • Algeria extremists kill 34 more civilians: security forces - Update

    05/02/2002 1:38:24 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 16 replies · 197+ views
    Yahoo Singapore ^ | Friday May 3, 3:14 AM
    Armed Islamic extremists killed 34 civilians in a 24-hour period in Algeria, security services said. Three were killed and a fourth kidnapped in the northwest of the country on Thursday, just a day after 31 people were massacred in the same region, which is witnessing a surge of violence ahead of parliamentary elections on May 30. Algerian security services said two men and a woman were killed as they returned from their fields near Chlef, 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of Algiers, and a young woman was kidnapped. The security forces were conducting a widespread search operation in the region,...