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  • Agents: Clinton-Reno DOJ Nixed FBI Terrorist Probe

    12/19/2002 6:04:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 91 replies · 799+ views ^ | 12/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The Clinton-Reno Justice Department refused to allow two veteran FBI agents assigned to the anti-terrorist probe to investigate a key figure tied to Osama bin Laden. According to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross today, the two agents told him they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks. FBI special agents Robert Wright and John Vincent told Ross they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists linked to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al-Qaeda was responsible for...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/06/2012 12:59:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    .........................The United States, which had only small numbers of C.I.A. officers in Libya during the tumult of the rebellion, provided little oversight of the arms shipments. Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official. The Qatari assistance to fighters viewed as hostile by the United States demonstrates the Obama administration’s continuing struggles in dealing with...
  • Saudi Cash for al Qaeda

    10/11/2007 5:21:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 308+ views
    Weekly Standard | Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 11, 2007 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Treasury Department announced today that it had designated three Saudi nationals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (“SDGTs”). All three are accused of providing funds to al Qaeda’s affiliate in the Philippines, the Abu Sayyaf Group (“ASG”). The first, Abdul Rahim Al-Talhi, is described as an “al Qaida-affiliated financier, a loyal colleague of Usama bin Laden, and a member of a Saudi Arabia-based donor network funding terrorists and supporting extremist activity.” The second, Muhammad ‘Abdallah Salih Sughayr, is the “principal conduit” for “unidentified Saudi extremist donors wishing to provide financial and ideological support to the ASG network in the Philippines.”...
  • Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia

    04/06/2007 7:25:03 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 302+ views
    ISN ^ | April 6, 2007 | Anes Alic
    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 to attend the funeral, and according to local media, almost...
  • US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh Kamel ~ Judge Richard Conway Casey dismissing......

    12/19/2006 10:37:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 3,154+ views ^ | 18 December 2006 | Barbara Ferguson, Arab News
    Monday, 18, December, 2006 (28, Dhul Qa`dah, 1427)   Mail Article   |     Print Article   |     Comment on Article   US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh KamelBarbara Ferguson, Arab News   Saleh Kamel   WASHINGTON, 18 December 2006 — A significant decision by a New York judge last Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Saleh Kamel and Albaraka Investment Bank.The accusations alleged they had been involved in support of the Al-Qaeda group suspected of backing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Khaled Al-Nahdi, assistant to CEO of Dallah Albaraka Group, said in a statement on Friday that Judge Richard Conway Casey, of the Federal...
  • Bosnia: the Birthplace of Al-Quaeda

    09/14/2006 8:37:59 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 512+ views
    As the West and the United Nations looked on with disapproval, the fanatic foreign 'mujahideen', or holy warriors, wreaked havoc across southern Europe, taking particular aim at UN peacekeepers and even openly fighting with Bosnian Muslims at times. Middle Eastern religious and charitable organizations, largely based in and funded from the Arabian Gulf, were responsible for bankrolling this effort, and providing travel documentation for would-be mujahideen recruits." Kohlmann adds that "many of the cell members – responsible for some of the most notorious terrorist attacks of the past decade – spent their formative years waging jihad in the unlikely Muslim...

    09/08/2006 11:36:26 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 437+ views
    Adnki ^ | September 8, 2006
    Sarajevo, 8 Sept. (AKI) - Bosnia's wartime president, the late Alija Izetbegovic received money from a Saudi businessman, Yassin al-Kadi - who has been designated by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union as a financier of al-Qaeda - Sarajevo weekly Slobodna Bosna (Free Bosnia) has reported, quoting local and foreign sources. Izetbegovic, a Muslim, who died in 2003, received 195,000 dollars in 1996 from al-Kadi, Slobodna Bosna alleges. Al-Kadi's bank accounts were frozen in 2001 by the United States authorities for money laundering and financing al-Qaeda. The weekly said that Bosnian authorities obtained the information on...
  • Hamas leader, al-Qaida money man meet

    04/15/2006 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 8 replies · 250+ views
    UPI ^ | April 14th, 2006
    A leader of the Palestinian Hamas organization has met with an al-Qaida fundraiser in Yemen, the Jerusalem Post reported Friday. The meeting, two weeks ago at a fundraising event by the Hamas office in Yemen, was between Khaled Marshaal and Sheikh Abd al-Majid al-Zindani [link added -RB], said by the United States to be a fundraiser for al-Qaida and a spiritual leader of Osama bin Laden. The Jerusalem Post report said that at the event Zindani praised Hamas suicide bombers and urged people to donate money to the organization, whose political wing won recent Palestinian elections in the West Bank...
  • Jihad on the American Mind-The Saudis spend fortunes teaching American university students to hate

    03/11/2005 7:02:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 653+ views ^ | March 11, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    The religious and philosophical justifications for promoting Jihad –which means holy war - around the world, is found in the Quran, says Dr. Hussein Shehata, a professor at al-Azhar University in Cairo. According to Dr. Shehata, the following terms in the Quran combine to justify the spreading of Jihad: in Arabic- Al-Jihad bi-al-Lisan – which means - Jihad of the Tongue, and al-Jihad bi-al-Qalam – Jihad of the Pen. Both combine for preaching and writing to promote Jihad. This command is complemented by Al-Jihad bi-al-Mal - the Financial Jihad; namely, raising money for needy Muslims and supporting the Jihad warriors...
  • Bono, World Bank chief? A Los Angeles Times editorial proposes a new gig for the U2 frontman

    02/26/2005 9:50:46 PM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 433+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 26, 2005
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Could the only person ever nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and the Nobel Peace Prize now take over at the World Bank? On Friday, the Los Angeles Times devoted its lead editorial to the proposition that Bono, the Irish frontman of rock band U2, "should be named the next president of the World Bank." Outgoing World Bank president James Wolfensohn's term ends in May and the United States, which has traditionally reserved the post for an American with experience on Wall Street or in government has said it wants to see a...
  • Bono May Make Short List for World Bank

    03/06/2005 9:28:08 AM PST · by nypokerface · 57 replies · 1,264+ views
    AP ^ | 03/06/05
    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary John Snow on Sunday would not rule out the idea of Irish singer Bono, an activist on debt relief and AIDS, making the short list of potential candidates to lead the World Bank even though an American is expected to get the job. "He's somebody I admire. He does a lot of good in this world of economic development," Snow said. "Most people know him as a rock star. He's in a way a rock star of the development world, too. He understands the give-and-take of development. He's a very pragmatic, effective and idealistic person," Snow...
  • Financing Osama-Starving terrorists of money debilitates their survival. So when are we gonna do it?

    02/25/2005 5:36:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 396+ views ^ | 2-25-05 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    “The terrorists aren’t waiting for us to get our enforcement act together. While we struggle over how to restructure our agencies, they’re squirreling away money to fund their attacks. Shutting down terrorism financing must be an urgent and high priority,” warned Senator Chuck Grassley in March 2004 (1). Not everybody, however, shared his logic. Both the 9/11 Commission and the Treasury Department have, according to Treasury Under Secretary Stuart A. Levey, “recognized that the U.S. Government’s campaign against terrorist financing must be viewed as but one of many fronts in the global war on terror, rather than an as an...

    08/09/2004 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Darko · 1 replies · 646+ views
    Terrorism-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II -Modus operandi- | August 10, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Albania freezes assets of fugitive Saudi businessman on U.S. terror list

    12/15/2004 11:45:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 545+ views
    The Star Online ^ | December 15 2004
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian government said Wednesday it has frozen the assets of a Saudi citizen who is under investigation for alleged money laundering to terror networks. Authorities have seized 22 apartment units owned by Yasin Al-Qadi, a fugitive Saudi businessman suspected of laundering money for Osama bin Laden's terror network through extensive business dealings in Albania, said Alban Beqa, a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance. Al-Qadi, 47, has been under investigation since January 2002 for money laundering. He had already left the country by that time. Al-Qadi headed the Saudi-based Muwafaq Foundation, which U.S. investigators suspect...
  • Bosnian Serbs Apologize For Srebrenica Massacre

    11/10/2004 7:26:40 PM PST · by Snapple · 34 replies · 756+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | 11/10/2004 | Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
    10 November 2004 -- Bosnian Serb authorities today apologized for the first time to relatives of around 8,000 Muslims killed by Serbian forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II. A statement posted on the government's official web page said "the government of Republika Srpska sympathizes with the pain of relatives of the Srebrenica victims and expresses sincere regrets and apologies over the tragedy which has happened to them." The Bosnian Serb government accepted last month a local report by a special investigative commission acknowledging that almost 8,000 Muslims were killed in the massacre, in...
  • Spanish 'terrorist ordered Van Gogh killing'

    11/08/2004 5:43:18 AM PST · by Ginifer · 10 replies · 519+ views
    Expatica (Spain) ^ | 8 November 2004 | SA
    AMSTERDAM — The assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh may have been ordered by a fugitive Spanish terrorist, it has been reported. Spanish authorities are assisting Dutch justice officials investigate possible links between the arrested suspect, Mohammed B., and Islamic extremists in Spain, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. Van Gogh was killed in Amsterdam last week and a letter written in Dutch with some Arabic was left at his body warning Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali that she was next. B. was allegedly carrying a suicide farewell letter at the time of his arrest. Police are holding...
  • el Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam source of spreading hate

    11/07/2004 6:27:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 822+ views
    Algemeen Dagblad ^ | November 05 2004
    The el Tawheed mosque has been contorversial for years already. Younger people are being strenghtened in their hate against Dutch people, and are being stimulated to use violence in the war against unbelievers. In his sermons imam El Shershaby says that Jews control the media and weapons-industry, and together with the Christans they want to destroy islam. From the mosque flyers were handed out were Jews, Christians and unbelievers are called 'fuel for the fires of hell'. The mosque also sells books in which is printed that homosexuals should be thrown off high buildings, 'with their heads down'. The Dutch...
  • Germany Nabs Suspected al-Qaida Financier

    10/15/2004 10:37:59 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 45 replies · 1,900+ views
    AP Wire / Mercury News ^ | Oct. 15, 2004
    BERLIN - German authorities said Friday they have arrested an al-Qaida suspect wanted by Spain on charges that he helped finance the terror network for years. Mamoun Darkazanli, 46, a Syrian-German dual national, was taken into custody in Hamburg on Friday on a Spanish warrant and is being held for possible extradition, city judicial spokeswoman Sabine Westphalen told The Associated Press.

    10/14/2004 5:25:43 PM PDT · by · 15 replies · 820+ views
    Britain's financial institutions have been ordered to freeze any funds held on behalf of the terror group which beheaded Ken Bigley. Chancellor Gordon Brown said "any funds which they hold for or on behalf of the group Jama'at al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad" should be frozen. The group is led by Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant who has reportedly personally beheaded several hostages, including American Nick Berg.