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  • Daniel Pipes: Terror's apologists go mute

    08/12/2003 1:16:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 185+ views
    National Post ^ | August 12 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Howls of rage went up after the Joint Terrorism Task Force, guns drawn, arrested Maher Hawash in the parking lot of an Intel Corporation facility in March, 2003, and placed him in solitary confinement. The protests intensified as prosecutors detained him without charges for more than a month in an Oregon jail while they pored over the evidence. Given Maher Mofeid "Mike" Hawash's biography, this all came as a particular shock, for he personified the American success story. A Palestinian born in Nablus in 1964 and reared in Kuwait, he arrived in the United States in 1984, earning degrees in...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Judge's Ruling Won't Clear KindHearts

    09/10/2009 3:44:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 719+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | September 8, 2009 | n/a
    Treasury Department officials have yet to say whether they will appeal on Ohio judge's ruling that their 2006 asset freeze against an Islamic charity violated the group's due process rights. Treasury officials accuse KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development of taking over fundraising for Hamas in the United States after the government forced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) to shut down in 2001. That action was upheld by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. HLF and five officials subsequently were indicted and convicted of illegally funneling more than $12 million to Hamas. The freeze of KindHearts bore...
  • Private donors to pay rent on Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento loft

    06/24/2011 2:36:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Shane Goldmacher and Evan Halper
    Through a nonprofit, private donors are expected to cover the $3,000-a-month rent, along with utilities and other expenses, on Gov. Jerry Brown's loft in Sacramento. Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Jerry Brown will look to a group of private donors — presently refusing to reveal their identities — to pay his rent at the luxury loft in downtown Sacramento where Brown and his wife live while in town. Donors are contributing to a nonprofit formed specifically to cover the costs of Brown's $3,000-a-month, 1,450-square-foot apartment. In the past, the practice of having private donors pay for the governor's residence has...
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via KSRO.com ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • New York Times turns to Supreme Court [leak investigation about a terrorism-funding probe......]

    11/24/2006 4:46:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 1,626+ views
    New York Times turns to Supreme Court 2 hours, 47 minutes ago The New York Times asked the Supreme Court on Friday to block the government from reviewing the phone records of two reporters in a leak investigation about a terrorism-funding probe. The case involved stories written in 2001 by Times reporters Judith Miller and Philip Shenon that revealed the government's plans to freeze the assets of two Islamic charities, the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation. In a 2-1 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said federal prosecutors can see the phone records of Shenon...
  • Ejected imam linked to Hamas, bin Laden

    11/21/2006 4:29:09 PM PST · by xcamel · 109 replies · 3,366+ views
    WND ^ | today | wnd
    Spokesman for 6 Muslim clerics barred from US Airways flight One of six Muslim imams pulled from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis last night by federal authorities is affiliated with a Hamas-linked organization and acknowledged a connection to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. Omar Shahin, who served as a spokesman for the clerics, is a representative of the Kind Hearts Organization, which had its assets frozen by the U.S. Treasury pending an investigation, notes Islam scholar Robert Spencer on his weblog JihadWatch Treasury spokesman Stuart Levey in February said KindHearts "is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and...
  • The IL General Assembly: terrorist aides

    01/01/2004 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kuksool · 10 replies · 1,984+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | December 31, 2003 | JILL STANEK
    Revelations in the Peoria Journal Star earlier this week that the Peoria/Champaign area is one of seven in the United States on a terrorist “circuit” were frightening. “Terrorists enter the United States in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then move to Phoenix, then Denver," reported Phil Luciano of the PJS. "From there some head to Peoria and Champaign. Some terrorists remain in those communities, while others head on to New York City" (emphasis added). Luciano was provided this information by Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, who received it at a recent FBI conference held in Springfield. Names of larger cities...
  • U.S. hits Muslim charity in Ohio; suburban tie told

    02/20/2006 6:11:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 649+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2-20-06 | Jason George
    The U.S. Department of Justice raided and the Treasury Department froze the assets Sunday of an Ohio-based Muslim charity whose founder was once an official with a defunct Muslim charity in Bridgeview, the department said. No charges were filed Sunday against Khaled Smaili, the founder of KindHearts of Toledo, but the charity's assets were frozen pending further investigation into claims that the group gave money to Hamas, an Islamic organization that the U.S. considers a terrorist group, the department said. In January, Hamas won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council. "KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land...
  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • Appeals court upholds dismissal of suit against news organizations (Islamic "Charity" Civil Suit)

    12/01/2004 5:10:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 404+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | December 2, 2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) An appeals court Wednesday upheld the dismissal of an Islamic charity's civil suit accusing six news organizations and eight journalists of defaming the charity by reporting that it was under investigation for possible terrorist ties. The 33-page opinion by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals brushed aside claims by Global Relief Foundation based in suburban Bridgeview that there were serious doubts about whether the government could prove that it had ever supported terrorism. The news organizations, including The Associated Press, never wrote that the group had ties to terrorism but only that it was under investigation for...
  • TIMESMAN TIPPED OFF TERROR CHARITY: FEDS (NY Times Correspondent Accused)

    09/29/2004 12:43:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 205 replies · 7,977+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/29/04 | CARL CAMPANILE
    September 29, 2004 -- The Justice Department has charged that a veteran New York Times foreign correspondent warned an alleged terror-funding Islamic charity that the FBI was about to raid its office — potentially endangering the lives of federal agents. The stunning accusation was disclosed yesterday in legal papers related to a lawsuit the Times filed in Manhattan federal court. The suit seeks to block subpoenas from the Justice Department for phone records of two of its Middle Eastern reporters — Philip Shenon and Judith Miller — as part of a probe to track down the leak. The Times last...
  • Fitzgerald again seeks names of NY Times sources

    02/15/2006 6:09:56 PM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 1,400+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 2-13-06 | Christine Kearney
    Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was back in court seeking information about the New York Times' anonymous sources on Monday, this time appealing his setback in a lower court. Fitzgerald is best known for being the special prosecutor whose investigation led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Former Times reporter Judith Miller spent 85 days in jail in that case last year for resisting Fitzgerald's request to reveal her sources, and the two have been pitted against each other once again in a free-speech battle over journalists' rights to keep their sources secret from...
  • Gov't: Bookseller tried to help terrorists

    02/08/2006 9:41:46 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 569+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-8-06
    NEW YORK (AP) - A bookstore owner and a jazz musician agreed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks to try to help terrorists in Afghanistan buy weapons and communications equipment to fight American soldiers, the government charged Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Hou said Abdulrahman Farhane, 51, and the musician, Tarik Shah, 42, spoke with an FBI informant about the plot in Farhane's bookstore in December 2001 "while the ruins of 9/11 were still smoldering." The prosecutor asked that Farhane be held without bail on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and trying to cover up his...
  • Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb

    07/12/2004 5:52:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,422+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Fourteen miles from the U.S. Capitol, a basement-run organization with alleged ties to Hamas and al Qaeda is a crucial link in the planning of any future terrorist attacks against the United States, according to several terrorism experts who analyzed documents and other information obtained in a CNSNews.com investigation. The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Va., is publicly identified as a Muslim think tank but has multiple ties to the terrorism underworld, according to the CNSNews.com sources, who are both inside and outside government. "UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group,"...
  • Time Magazine to Hand Over Reporter Notes

    06/30/2005 6:15:10 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 154 replies · 5,023+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/30/2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Time Inc. said Thursday it would comply with a court order to deliver the notes of a reporter threatened with jail in the investigation of the leak of an undercover CIA officer's name. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan is threatening to jail Matthew Cooper of Time and Judith Miller of The New York Times for contempt for refusing to disclose their sources. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the reporters' appeal and the grand jury investigating the leak expires in October. The reporters, if in jail, would be freed at that time. In a statement,...
  • State Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Hear 2 Reporters' Case

    05/28/2005 3:43:05 AM PDT · by infocats · 19 replies · 524+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | Adam Liptak
    Two reporters facing up to 18 months in jail for refusing to testify about their sources gained some unlikely allies yesterday. The attorneys general of 34 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine. The brief urged the court to hear the reporters' case and argued that the absence of federal protection for journalists and their sources undermined the laws of the 49 states that do offer protection.
  • Court Declines Case of Reporters in Leak Case (Plame Case)

    04/19/2005 3:12:31 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 157 replies · 2,142+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/19/2005 | Adam Liptak
    Two reporters facing up to 18 months in jail for refusing to testify about their sources lost another round in the courts today. The reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, now have only one appeal left, to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Virginia Man Charged With Conspiring to Assassinate President Bush

    02/22/2005 7:38:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 359 replies · 12,533+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | Feb 22, 2005 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    Virginia man charged in alleged plot to assassinate Bush By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former high school valedictorian in Virginia was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and conspiracy to support the al-Qaida terrorist network. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He claimed that he was tortured while detained in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003 and offered through his lawyer to show the judge his scars. The indictment said that in 2002 and 2003 Abu Ali and an unidentified coconspirator...
  • Federal Court Backs 'NYT' in Phone-Records Case

    02/24/2005 12:28:19 PM PST · by cyncooper · 20 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Editor & Publisher ^ | February 24, 2005
    NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge ruled Thursday that The New York Times has a First Amendment privilege to protect the confidentiality of its sources by denying the government phone records in certain instances. Noting that secrecy in government appears to be on the increase, Judge Robert W. Sweet refused in a 120-page ruling to toss out a lawsuit the newspaper filed last year to stop the Department of Justice from getting records of phone calls between two veteran journalists and sources. The judge noted that the government can obtain telephone records during a grand jury investigation when the information...
  • New Leak Probe Concerns 2001 Raid on Islamic Charity

    12/02/2004 4:18:07 AM PST · by Snapple · 22 replies · 523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9-10-04 | Susan Schmidt
    The federal prosecutor who has served at least four reporters with grand jury subpoenas in his investigation into the disclosure of an undercover CIA officer's identity is now pursuing a second leak case in which he has obtained a subpoena for New York Times reporters' telephone records.
  • U.S. Probes Alleged (NYT) Leak on Terror Probe (Bad Day for OLD MEDIA)

    09/10/2004 4:36:34 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Associated Press (The Guardian) ^ | 9/10/04 | CURT ANDERSON
    U.S. Probes Alleged Leak on Terror Probe Friday September 10, 2004 11:16 PM By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prosecutor is investigating whether two reporters for The New York Times were leaked information about a terror financing investigation that may have tipped off the targets of the probe. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago last week notified the newspaper in a letter that he intended to subpoena the telephone records of reporters Philip Shenon and Judith Miller. An attorney for The Times, Floyd Abrams, confirmed receipt of the letter and said he was negotiating with...
  • Canadian arrests mirror 9/11 [19 Pakistani's interested in Nuke Plant]

    08/23/2003 6:19:16 AM PDT · by MalcolmS · 43 replies · 768+ views
    National Post ^ | Sat Aug 23, 2003 | Adrian Humphreys et al
    TORONTO - An anti-terrorism probe that led to the arrest of 19 Pakistani men, including one who took commercial flight training over a nuclear power plant, highlights security holes that should have been plugged after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Ontario officials said. The Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Unit, a federal national security task force, quietly arrested the group of mostly young men last week. The men appear to have used fraudulent student visas to enter Canada or to maintain their residency here. Federal authorities documented a pattern of suspicious behaviour that shows an interest in Ontario's nuclear generators...
  • The CAIR-Terror Connection: What did CAIR know, and when did it know it?

    04/29/2004 4:41:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 801+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-04 | Joe Kaufman
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations solicited funds for two organizations that committed terror-related activities. What did CAIR know, and when did it know it? The CAIR-Terror ConnectionBy Joe KaufmanFrontPageMagazine.com | April 29, 2004“Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” This was the line from President George W. Bush’s September 20, 2001 Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People that set the ‘Bush Doctrine’ in motion.  In the speech, this line made reference to foreign nations that harbored and/or supported terrorists.  However, within the ‘war on terrorism,’ the line actually had a much...
  • Somali pleads not guilty to lying about donation

    01/31/2004 10:02:12 PM PST · by piasa · 7 replies · 291+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | January 24, 2004 | By Marisa Taylor and Leonel Sanchez
    The president of two San Diego-based Somalian organizations pleaded not guilty yesterday to lying about taking money from a group linked to terrorists. Community leaders and his family said they were mystified by the charges. Omar Abdi Mohammed, 41, a teacher's assistant in a San Diego elementary school, was described by prosecutors in federal court as a shadowy figure who collected more than $351,000 from a group accused of financing international terrorism. Prosecutors have refused to say what they believe Mohammed did with the money, but they said in court that, in addition to the $351,000, he also received $1,700...
  • Feds link money smuggler to outlawed Muslim charity

    11/27/2003 10:20:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 240+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/27/03 | Tom Hays - AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - A convicted money smuggler was a key fund-raiser for an Islamic charity he knew financed terrorism, and once used an airport bathroom to secretly deliver $10,000 to the group, prosecutors allege.</p> <p>Alaa Al-Saadawi later "defied logic" by telling investigators he gave the $10,000 to a member of the Global Relief Foundation in a bathroom stall at Chicago's O'Hare Airport because he was "scared of gangsters," according to papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn.</p>
  • Accused terror banker slips out of Australia

    01/31/2004 9:29:15 PM PST · by piasa · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 30, 2004 | Michael McKenna, Mark Dunn and Ian McPhedran
    AN accused terrorism financier arrested in the US last week had just returned from a trip to Australia where he is believed to have a child. But in a security blunder, the arrest took Australia's intelligence agencies, who were unaware the man was in Australia, by complete surprise. Omar Abdi Mohamed, 41, is being investigated after allegedly receiving $454,866 from a group accused by US authorities of direct links to al-Qaida. But Australian authorities were not told of any terrorist concerns surrounding Mr Mohamed before his most recent trip to Australia, which ended only last month. "Obviously this person would...
  • ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON (INTERCESSORS 4 AMERICA) 220TH ANNIV OF TREATY OF PARIS FORMALLY FOUNDING USA

    01/14/2004 5:47:14 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 981+ views
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ^ | 14 JAN 2004 | INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON 14 January, 2004 | Today’s Topics: Today Marks The 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Ratification of The Treaty Of Paris, Officially Establishing The United States as an Independent Sovereign Nation DC Primary Has No Impact On Party Nomination Blood Shortages Continue In Metro DC Park Service Police Fail Security Test At Washington Monument Extensive Marriage Education And Promotion Initiative Planned By President Bush FCC Chief Calls For Word Ban New Jersey Becomes Fifth State To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships Congressional Group Warns Of “Morning After” Pill Dangers And OTC Sales Witchcraft and Magic Drawing...
  • FBI investigates spread of radical Islam in U.S.

    10/04/2003 5:41:22 AM PDT · by Fzob · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    AZ CENTRAL ^ | 10/03/03 | Susan Schmidt
    <p>WASHINGTON - On Aug. 20, 2001, Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman Hussayen, a man who would soon be named a minister of the Saudi government and put in charge of its two holy mosques, arrived in the United States to meet with some of this country's most influential fundamentalist Sunni Muslim leaders.</p>
  • Spotlight turns to lawyer in terror case

    09/11/2003 10:17:46 PM PDT · by piasa · 17 replies · 520+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | Tue, Aug 26, 2003 | JANINE ROBBEN
    When controversial New York attorney Stanley Cohen came to court last week seeking to represent Portland Seven defendant Patrice Lumumba Ford, the focus was on Cohen's prior representation of the spiritual leader of a Portland mosque where Ford had worshiped. How can Cohen fairly represent Ford, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones asked, when Cohen's former client Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye is being investigated for allegedly helping to finance the same conspiracy with which Ford is charged? According to an FBI affidavit unsealed Friday, Kariye may have raised $12,000, through unidentified worshipers at Masjed As-Saber in Southwest Portland, for Ford...
  • MSA Figure Seized By FBI

    05/29/2003 12:01:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 659+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Paul Barrett
    <p>In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Sami Omar al-Hussayen led fellow Muslims as they joined an emotion-charged candlelight march remembering the dead. The Saudi graduate student in computer science at the University of Idaho helped organize a blood drive for victims. He issued a press release on behalf of the Muslim Students Association, stating that the small town of Moscow's Muslims "condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious acts of terrorism against innocent citizens."</p>
  • Muslim charity head knew one of the U.S. embassies bombers and met 2 al-Qaida in Kosovo camp

    05/06/2002 11:58:08 PM PDT · by Spar · 12 replies · 643+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Mon May 6,10:20 PM ET | MIKE ROBINSON
    Attorney denies Muslim charity's European director aided Osama bin Laden's terror network Mon May 6,10:20 PM ET By MIKE ROBINSON, Associated Press Writer CHICAGO - (AP) <An attorney for a Muslim charity acknowledged that its head of European operations knew one of the men convicted in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. But the lawyer denied the official supported terrorism. Nabil Sayadi, head of Global Relief Foundation's operations in Europe, was one of several men Spanish authorities allege received money for Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s al-Qaida organization. Spanish authorities said Sayadi had close...
  • Mike Hawash in New York Times

    04/12/2003 9:15:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies · 645+ views
    Warblogging.com ^ | April 4, 2003 | George Paine
    Four days ago Warblogging reported on the story of Maher (Mike) Hawash. Mr. Hawash's problems have now been the subject of an article in the New York Times. Mr. Hawash is a programmer, working at Intel, who was detained by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force as a material witness. He has so far spent just about two weeks in jail without being charged with a crime and without being questioned or told why he is detained. He is being kept in solitary confinement. Mr. Hawash was detained by FBI agents wearing helments, body armor and carrying assault rifles...
  • U.S. court agrees to public hearing for man accused of terrorist link

    08/26/2002 6:38:33 PM PDT · by RCW2001 · 2 replies · 249+ views
    U.S. court agrees to public hearing for man accused of terrorist link Mon Aug 26, 5:43 PM ET DETROIT - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that a deportation hearing must be open to the public for a Lebanese man accused of running a charity that funneled money to terrorists. The government has not decided if it will appeal the case to the Supreme Court. Rabih Haddad of Ann Arbor has been detained since his Dec. 14 arrest on a visa violation. That same day, the Treasury Department ( news - web sites) froze...
  • Securing Safety & Freedom: PATRIOT Act has potential for abuse (Cornell not complying with US law?)

    04/23/2002 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Copyright © 2002 by The Cornell Daily Sun, Inc. ^ | EDITORIAL TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2002 | By SUN STAFF
    An attorney of the Global Relief Foundation last week described to members of the Cornell community the harms the USA PATRIOT Act has presented for immigrants. Ashraf Nubani, a Palestinian immigration lawyer, detailed a lawsuit facing the Global Relief Foundation, which stems from the act, as well as how international students can protect themselves in the United States. The six-month-old legislation excludes foreign students from the protections of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, and allows government agencies to obtain information about students' academic records and computer files. Cornell, however, has mitigated the effects of the act, and is...
  • Haddad seeks political asylum in U.S

    07/09/2002 9:26:57 AM PDT · by The Energizer · 11 replies · 283+ views
    AP | July 9, 2002 | Alexandra R. Moses
    Haddad seeks political asylum in U.S By ALEXANDRA R. MOSES Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) The detained co-founder of an Islamic charity who the government is trying to deport is seeking political asylum in the United States because of a fear he will not be safe in his native Lebanon, his attorney said Tuesday. Rabih Haddad, who appeared via a video linkup from the Monroe County Jail, has been detained for more than six months on a visa violation. ``There is a justifiable fear that he will be persecuted'' if he returns to his native country, his attorney Ashraf Nubani...
  • Haddad: 'I have been railroaded'

    05/02/2002 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Dallas · 6 replies · 183+ views
    DETROIT, May 2 (UPI) -- An Ann Arbor, Mich., man who has been detained by federal authorities since mid-December has accused the FBI of "railroading" him and engaging in a "deliberate disinformation propaganda campaign." Rabih Haddad, 41, a Muslim cleric and co-founder of the Islamic group Global Relief Foundation, issued a letter from his federal jail cell, denying any ties to the Islamic terrorist group al Qaida and calling the FBI "dishonest." "I have been railroaded by the government in a series of actions that had denied me the most basic of rights," Haddad said in a letter released with...
  • Court Delays Release of Transcripts

    04/10/2002 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 228+ views
    AP ^ | April 10, 2002, 7:02 PM EDT | JIM IRWIN
    DETROIT -- A federal appeals court delayed the release Wednesday of transcripts from the closed deportation hearings of an Islamic charity's founder. The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Justice Department did not have to turn over the transcripts by a Wednesday afternoon deadline that had been set by a lower court judge. The government is investigating suspected links between terrorists and the Global Relief Foundation, which Rabih Haddad co-founded. Haddad is accused of overstaying his visa; he has not been accused of helping terrorists. Last week, U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds...
  • Cleric's secret file raises questions on terror role

    04/20/2002 2:05:07 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 14 replies · 292+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | April 20, 2002 | DAVID ASHENFELTER AND NIRAJ WARIKOO
    <p>The government portrays him as a mystery man who traveled the world with no clear means of support, kept bricks of cash in a briefcase and founded a U.S.-based charity that fed money to terrorists.</p> <p>He says he is a simple Ann Arbor clergyman who lived off the charity of others and is the victim of a witch-hunt by federal agents.</p>
  • U.S. files link founder of charity to Al Qaeda

    04/21/2002 10:43:36 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 18 replies · 373+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2002 | Amy E. Nevala and Stephen Franklin
    Rabih Haddad, a founder of an Islamic charity based in suburban Bridgeview, held meetings outside the U.S. more than a decade ago with members of terror groups linked to Al Qaeda, according to federal prosecutors. During his overseas trips, the Lebanese-born Haddad, who was arrested by immigration agents four months ago, was reportedly seen at facilities that housed and supported organizations tied to the terrorist network, government officials said. The accusations were contained in the more than 1,000 pages of documents from immigration court transcripts released Friday by the government. Their release came after a federal appeals court in Cincinnati...
  • Transcripts: Haddad less than honest

    04/22/2002 8:50:14 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 10 replies · 301+ views
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | 4/20/02 | ART AISNER
    A federal immigration judge denied bond for Ann Arbor Muslim leader Rabih Haddad in December because he was less than forthcoming about his income and showed a pattern of deceit, according to court transcripts released late Friday. Haddad, 41, a Lebanon native arrested Dec. 14 for overstaying a tourist visa, initially refused to answer questions about how he supports his family of five and how he traveled to almost every major city in America over the past 14 years. When he did talk on cross examination, he disclosed minimal information, the documents said. The decision by U.S. Immigration Judge Elizabeth...