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  • White House denies visa to Iranian hostage-taker

    04/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House announced today that it would refuse to issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, the Iranian envoy to the United Nations, over his connection to the 1979 hostage crisis in Tehran. Aboutalebi belonged to the “student group” who seized Americans from the US embassy despite having diplomatic immunity, and the Iranian government held them captive for 444 days:
  • MISSING MH370: Pilot: I established contact with plane

    03/09/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 121 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 3/9/2014 | Unattributed
    SEPANG: A BOEING 777 pilot, who was flying 30 minutes ahead of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, said he established contact with MH370 minutes after he was asked to do so by Vietnamese air traffic control. The captain, who asked to not be named, said his plane, which was bound for Narita, Japan, was far into Vietnamese airspace when he was asked to relay, using his plane's emergency frequency, to MH370 for the latter to establish its position, as the authorities could not contact the aircraft. "We managed to establish contact with MH370 just after 1.30am and asked them if...
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Two Sentenced in Plot to Ship Aircraft to Iran

    03/06/2013 3:39:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    ZEE NEWS.India.com ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 11:38 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Washington: A US court has sentenced an Iranian and an American national for their roles in a plot to ship aircraft and its parts to Islamic Republic Iran. While the Iranian citizen Hamid Asefi, 67, was sentenced to 23 months, a US citizen Behzad Karimian, (52), also known as "Tony" Karimian who holds a valid Iranian passport and is employed as a Mesaba Airlines Pilot, was sentenced to 52 months in prison yesterday."
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • Two female MPs brawl in Afghan parliament

    07/07/2011 1:24:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | July 6th, 2011
    Two female members of the Afghanistan Parliament got into a physical fight Tuesday following a discussion of rocket attacks from Pakistan. General Nazifa Zaki, a former army general, threw her shoe at fellow MP Hamida Ahmadzai, video from parliament showed. The video, posted online by TOLOnews.com, shows Zaki leave her seat to head toward Ahmadzai, who throws a water bottle at Zaki when she gets close. Zaki punches Ahmadzai, and the two begin to tussle. ... What began as a discussion took a turn for the worse when one of the coalitions in parliament, including members who are accused of...
  • Iranian citizen accused of stockpiling sniper rifles, ammo in Ferndale WA. (WA Border with Canada)

    05/26/2010 6:08:29 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 84 replies · 1,531+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 5-26-10 | Joel Moreno
    SEATTLE -- There are more questions than answers in the case of a suspected international arms dealer caught in Washington state with a stockpile of sniper rifles. Oliver King is an Iranian citizen who, in the past, has been a licensed gun dealer. King appeared in court in Seattle on Wednesday, accused of keeping a stash of guns and ammunition hidden in a storage unit near the U.S.-Canada border. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, King lied to enter the U.S. near Blaine last week. Agents with U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement became suspicious of King when he showed up...
  • Man arrested for 'anti-Christian' mall disturbance

    11/11/2009 12:47:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 137 replies · 4,102+ views
    Danvilleweekly.com ^ | 11/11/09 | Emily West
    Police arrested 22-year-old Abdul Walid Hamid of Hayward on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, after he reportedly tore a crucifix from a person's neck and scared others at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Hamid, an employee at a mall kiosk near Starbucks, has been charged with battery, terrorist threats and grand theft. According to reports, Hamid was yelling "Allah is power" and "Islam is great" while holding a pen in a fist over his head. Witnesses said he shouted anti-Christian comments, said police. Lt. Mike Elerick of the Pleasanton Police Department said the man was not provoked and didn't threaten violence,...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Massive FBI Raid on Islamic Slaughterhouse Mystifies Tiny Illinois Town

    10/22/2009 1:02:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 2,103+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/22/09 | Joseph Abrams
    At 8 a.m. Sunday the population of Kinsman, Ill., stood at 109. An hour later it nearly doubled, as upwards of 100 federal agents and police swooped in on the tiny, rural community. And no one seems to know why. The law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, immigration officials and state police, surrounded an Islamic meat plant in Kinsman, cordoning off the area and briefly detaining the plant's handful of employees. The FBI isn't saying much, and the county sheriff is mum too, leaving Kinsman's residents mystified. The bust, in a town that has no local police force, involved dozens...
  • My Op-ed in The Australian

    09/20/2009 11:28:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,334+ views
    ALL THINGS COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | September 16, 2009, 3:56 am at 3:56 am | Leah Farrall, Australia
    My Op-ed in The Australian By Leah Farrall, Australia I have an op-ed piece out in today’s edition of The Australian called “Detentions come back to bite” It’s about Guantanamo blowback now having very real strategic consequences: the formation of a new strategy to kidnap civilians in Afghanistan in order to secure the release of prisoners taken by America. Sally Neighbour has a front page piece derived from my op-ed here “Afghan foreigner kidnap order by al Qaeda leader Mustafa Hamid”. I haven’t seen the broadsheet yet, so I’m not sure if the photos I provided of Hamid are on...
  • Treasury Targets Al Qaida Operatives in Iran

    01/16/2009 5:41:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp1360.htm January 16, 2009 hp-1360 Treasury Targets Al Qaida Operatives in Iran Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four al Qaida associates under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. "It is important that Iran give a public accounting of how it is meeting its international obligations to constrain al Qaida," said Stuart Levey, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. "Global efforts to financially isolate al Qaida have made it difficult for the core leadership to raise funds...
  • Recalling Obama's Younger Days

    05/15/2008 9:24:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies · 203+ views
    cbs ^ | May 15, 2008
    Old Friends Recount Memories Of The Presidential Hopeful Before His Political Success (AP) The way Sohale Siddiqi remembers it, he and his old roommate were walking his pug Charlie on Broadway when a large, scary bum approached them, stomping on the ground near the dog's head. This was in the 1980s, a time when New York was a fearful place beset by drugs and crime, when the street smart knew that the best way to handle the city's derelicts was to avoid them entirely. But Siddiqi was angry and he confronted the bum, who approached him menacingly. Until his skinny,...
  • Man admits encouraging terror attacks

    10/10/2007 2:46:42 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 6 replies · 309+ views
    Man admits encouraging terror attacksA man today admitted soliciting murder in connection with an alleged plot to organise terrorist training camps across the UK.
  • Hot for martyrdom ( Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Islam )

    11/12/2006 7:13:38 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,521+ views
    National Post ^ | November 03, 2006 | Michael Coren,
    Dr. Tawfik Hamid doesn't tell people where he lives. Not the street, not the city, not even the country. It's safer that way. It's only the letters of testimony from some of the highest intelligence officers in the Western world that enable him to move freely. This medical doctor, author and activist once was a member of Egypt's Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Arabic for "the Islamic Group"), a banned terrorist organization. He was trained under Ayman al-Zawahiri, the bearded jihadi who appears in Bin Laden's videos, telling the world that Islamic violence will stop only once we all become Muslims. He's a...
  • Pakistan Urged to Shut Extremist Schools

    09/26/2006 1:59:20 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/25/2006 | Barry Schweid
    Pakistan Urged to Shut Extremist Schools September 25, 2006 By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON Afghanistan's president urged Pakistan on Monday to shut down extremist schools and arrest the people who run them. Hamid Karzai, who has strong U.S. support, has engaged in some sniping with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on countering terrorism. "There will not be an end to terrorism unless we remove the sources of hatred in madrassas and the training grounds," Karzai said in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for scholars. He is due to meet with President Bush on Tuesday. Then, at...
  • FBI identifies terror camp in Pakistan

    08/01/2006 8:15:31 AM PDT · by ketelone · 8 replies · 991+ views
    CNN-IBN News ^ | 1 Aug 06 | Press Trust of India
    FBI identifies terror camp in Pakistan Washington: Pakistan's claims that it does not have terrorist training camps in its territory is being strongly contested by the FBI which has told a US court that satellite pictures pointed towards such a camp.
  • Iran: U.S. Making Nuke Talks Difficult

    06/18/2006 12:51:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 498+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 18JUN06 | NASSER KARIMI
    Iran accused the United States on Sunday of steering Europe away from a possible compromise on Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said the U.S. insistence on conditional negotiations over a Western package of incentives has narrowed the scope of possible talks and made it tougher for all parties to reach a solution. The incentives are meant to persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, a process that can make nuclear fuel for a power plant or fissile material for an atomic bomb. "We feel that the Americans are trying to take Europe to a point that...
  • Media ignores homegrown Islamic terror trial

    03/07/2006 7:51:41 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 13 replies · 828+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 3/7/06 | by Joel Mowbray
    Unbeknownst to most Americans, federal prosecutors opened their case recently in the terrorism trial of a young American who studied under two Taliban-tied imams in California and whose grandfather was Pakistan’s minister of religion in the 1980’s. The trial of Hamid Hayat, 23, is not taking place in the dark of night nor in a military tribunal from which the media is barred. It is in an open California courtroom, the very kind that has been overrun for trials of the likes of Scott Peterson and O.J. Simpson. Yet in the month of February, the New York Times had exactly...
  • {Jihad Johnny] Lindh asks for lighter prison sentence

    12/20/2005 5:47:15 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 70 replies · 1,668+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has asked President Bush again to reduce his 20-year prison sentence by an unspecified amount, Lindh's attorney said Tuesday. Lindh, now in his early 20s, wrote a first-person account to the Justice Department's pardon attorneys arguing why he believes Bush should reduce his sentence. Lindh's attorney said the document could not be publicly released under U.S. government restrictions intended to prevent Lindh from disclosing national secrets. Lindh, a native of Marin County, Calif., who is now imprisoned in southern California, was captured in Afghanistan weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. He pleaded...
  • US, Pakistan differ on Taliban in Afghan government

    06/18/2005 4:33:29 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 294+ views
    18 June 2005: Pakistan is pressuring the United States to accommodate forty-six Taliban or sympathetic elements in the Hamid Karzai government to influence the crucial September parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, but the American ambassador to the country, Zalmay Khalilzad, says no. Pakistan’s foreign minister, Khursheed Mahmoud Kasuri, is adamant that he will petition US president George W.Bush and the state department to accommodate all forty-six persons without precondition, but Khalilzad says only two could be taken into government, Quadrattullah Jamal and Maulana Tariq Mohammed, but only if they publicly denounce jihad and surrender their weapons. Pakistan says it cannot guarantee...
  • Lodi man with alleged terrorist link took part in post-9/11 peace service

    06/17/2005 11:03:48 PM PDT · by kcvl · 11 replies · 607+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | Jun 17, 2005 | Ross Farrow
    By Ross Farrow News-Sentinel Staff Writer Last updated: Friday, Jun 17, 2005 - 06:57:34 am PDT A man the FBI arrested last week on a charge of lying about attending a terrorism camp in Pakistan ironically played a role in a service in Lodi preaching peace and understanding among the world's many cultures following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Hamid Hayat, 22, remains in custody at Sacramento County Jail because of his alleged link to terrorism, yet he recited a passage from the Quran during a special service on Sept. 18, 2001, that was attended by Christians and Muslims...
  • Iraqi Islamic Party Leader Arrested

    05/30/2005 5:12:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 745+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | May 30, 2005
    Iraqi Islamic Party Leader Arrested May 30, 2005 BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. troops detained the head of Iraq's (search) largest Sunni Muslim political party during a house raid early Monday in western Baghdad, a top party official and police said. Mohsen Abdul Hamid (search), head of the Iraqi Islamic Party (search), was detained by American soldiers along with his three sons and four guards, said party-secretary-general Ayad al-Samarei. U.S. military officials could not immediately confirm the detentions. Al-Samarei said American soldiers raided Hamid's home at around 6 a.m. and confiscated various items, including a computer. "This is a provocative and...
  • ‘Nazi’ files incriminate top Iraqis

    04/19/2003 4:07:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 749+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    HER dusty file was one of hundreds of thousands of documents stacked in a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Baghdad. Asma Rasheed married a pilot, lived comfortably in the presidential compound of Saddam Hussein and directed a microbiology programme that was not supposed to exist. Rasheed’s light blue folder has emerged from a huge archive seized by forces loyal to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, which opposed Saddam. The archive — a dark who’s who of Iraq — reveals the tiniest details of blandishments and humiliations by a paranoid regime that shared the Nazis’ obsession...
  • First Democratically-Elected Afghan President

    12/18/2004 5:16:45 AM PST · by pavo · 1 replies · 303+ views
    The Pavo News ^ | 12/07/2004 | Ron Peacock
    First Democratically-Elected Afghan PresidentHamid Karzai sworn in Ron PeacockKABUL, Afghanistan (PN) On December 7th, Afghanistan took another giant step toward the future and becoming a member in the community of free nations. With his hand upon the Holy Koran, Hamid Karzai announced, "I swear to obey and safeguard the provisions of the sacred religion of Islam, to observe the constitution and other laws of Afghanistan and supervise their implementation, and with the assistance of God and the support of the nation, to make great and sincere efforts for the happiness and progress of the people of Afghanistan." during his...
  • Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

    12/01/2004 7:19:44 AM PST · by stevejackson · 39 replies · 3,337+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/1/2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Others may have sympathized on learning that Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University, felt threatened by a graduate student at his own university, but not me. The incident began late on Sept. 27, 2004, when Victor Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in genetics and a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, wrote Dabashi an e-mail taking strong exception to what Dabashi had written about the IDF in an article, "For a Fistful of Dust: A Passage to Palestine," he published in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram. In response, Luria wrote to Dabashi: I have rarely seen...
  • Fahrenheit''s Embedded Cameraman Revealed

    06/27/2004 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Hildy · 255 replies · 3,264+ views
    IMDB ^ | June 27, 2004 | Hildy
    Scenes in Fahrenheit 911 of U.S. soldiers taunting and sexually humiliating Iraqi civilians following the successful invasion were shot by Urban Hamid, an embedded Swedish-Iraqi journalist who is presently a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, the university's student newspaper Camera disclosed today (Tuesday). Moore has declined to respond to questions from interviewers about whether he resorted to subterfuge in order to embed photographers among U.S. forces and has been criticized for not showing footage of the abuses to U.S. military authorities earlier. But Camera reported that the controversial footage by Hamid was actually shown at a theater in...
  • Security Forces Attack Southern Egyptian Town; Some Hostages Feared Dead

    02/28/2004 9:02:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 137+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 28, 2004
    Security Forces Attack Southern Egyptian Town; Some Hostages Feared Dead Feb 28, 2004 The Associated Press ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) - Egyptian security forces on Saturday attacked gunmen who had taken an estimated 80 people hostage in a southern Egyptian town. Some of the captives were feared dead. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen set fire to 13 houses before many escaped into other areas of Nakhilah, a town in southern Egypt on the Nile River. A Ministry of Interior statement said police arrested 15 people and seized some weapons and large quantities of drugs in the...
  • Iraq may lay claim to Jordan, Kuwait in future: Hamid

    02/21/2004 9:06:53 PM PST · by yonif · 11 replies · 205+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 21 2004 | AFP
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - The current president of Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim Governing Council said that Baghdad could consider territorial claims over neighbouring Jordan and Kuwait in the future. "We need our Arab brothers around us. Now, we cannot discuss this matter with them at all, but in the future, we'll see," said Mohsen Abdel Hamid, in response to a question from a Baghdad consultative council member. Shaza Hadi al-Obeidi had asked Abdel Hamid about the status of territory, once linked to Iraq, such as Jordan and Kuwait, at an extraordinary meeting of the 37-member consultative council. A Jordanian...
  • IRAQ SHOCK FOR KUWAIT (We have a problem here)

    02/21/2004 7:12:20 PM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 11 replies · 121+ views
    IRAQ SHOCK FOR KUWAIT BAGHDAD: Iraq could consider territorial claims over Jordan and Kuwait in the future, the current president of the interim Governing Council said yesterday. "We need our Arab brothers around us. Now, we cannot discuss this matter with them at all, but in the future, we'll see," said Mohsen Abdel Hamid. Consultative council member Shaza Hadi Al Obeidi had asked him about the status of territories, once linked to Iraq, such as Jordan and Kuwait, at an extraordinary meeting of the 37-member council. Jordan government spokeswoman Asma Kohdr said Amman would demand an explanation of Abdel Hamid's...
  • Top Iraqi Official Wants Islam-Based Law

    02/10/2004 7:54:47 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 155+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-10-2004 | Jim Krane
    Top Iraqi Official Wants Islam-Based Law Tuesday February 10, 2004 3:01 PM By JIM KRANE Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's current top official has demanded that Islam be the principal basis for Iraq's laws, a move that breaches a previous agreement among the framers of the interim constitution and creates the possibility that Islamic law could rule the land. If approved, the proposal could have broad effects on secular Iraq, taking away rights of women in divorce and inheritance cases, shuttering liquor stores and banning gambling, legal advisers here say. Elements also run counter to President Bush's...
  • Iraq council head says not bound by U.N. findings

    02/07/2004 9:23:02 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 191+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 7, 2004 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The head of Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council said on Saturday that a U.N. ruling on the feasibility of elections demanded by a top cleric would not be binding, and that Iraqis must settle the question themselves. U.S. plans for a political exit from the country it invaded and occupied have been shaken by calls from the top religious authority among majority Shi'ite Muslims for direct elections, not the caucuses Washington wanted, before a June 30 power handover. The U.S.-led occupation authority says Iraq lacks the voter rolls and laws for a proper election by the...
  • U.S. detains, kicks out two Canadian Muslims

    09/13/2003 4:18:51 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 21 replies · 355+ views
    GlobeandMail ^ | 09/13/03 | COLIN FREEZE
    U.S. detains, kicks out two Canadian Muslims By COLIN FREEZE From Saturday's Globe and Mail UPDATED AT 2:39 AM EDT Saturday, Sep. 13, 2003 Two moderate Islamic scholars were kicked out of the United States and sent back to Canada last night, after U.S. authorities detained them as suspected terrorists when they landed in Florida on the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Ahmad Kutty, 59, and Abdool Hamid, 37, are Canadian citizens affiliated with the Islamic Centre of Canada in Mississauga, Ont. They were flying to Orlando to lead an Islamic prayer service, but were intercepted by immigration agents...
  • Troops handed 'Saddam letter'(Saddam is negotiating a safe passage)

    06/23/2003 6:40:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 260+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 06/23/03 | Shafik Meghji and James Langton
    Troops handed 'Saddam letter' By Shafik Meghji and James Langton, Evening Standard 23 June 2003 American soldiers have allegedly been handed a letter from Saddam Hussein offering his terms of surrender. The development comes amid further claims that he is still alive and active in Iraq. Saddam passed the handwritten document to Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti shortly before the former aide was captured by US forces last week, it has been claimed. In the letter Saddam called for "fair treatment" by the allied forces for himself and that his family be allowed safe passage from Iraq to another Arab country....
  • IRAQ: Tradition sheltered Saddam's top aide

    06/20/2003 11:36:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 251+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Friday, June 20, 2003 | BORZOU DARAGAHI
    <p>IN CUSTODY: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, left, seen with Saddam Hussein on his 65th birthday, was harbored by an Iraqi family that, according to Arab custom, refused to betray a house guest and turn him over to U.S. forces.</p> <p>TIKRIT, IRAQ – Saddam Hussein's top aide managed to evade U.S. forces for a time by sleeping on a mat in the home of an Iraqi family who refused to turn him in because of the tradition in Arab and Muslim countries of protecting guests.</p>
  • Intelligence indicates Saddam may be in Iraq

    06/20/2003 9:39:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 194+ views
    Clinton News Network ^ | Friday, June 20, 2003
    <p>Two U.S. intelligence agencies have made an assessment that deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is alive and inside Iraq, intelligence officials told CNN.</p> <p>The assessment -- which officials stress is not proven fact -- was based on recent intercepted communications among Saddam loyalists, as well as interviews with individuals in custody, Iraqis on the street and plausible accounts of Saddam sightings, the officials said.</p>
  • Arab traditions protected captured Iraqi

    06/20/2003 1:00:19 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 19, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Saddam Hussein's top aide managed to evade U.S. forces for a time by sleeping on a mat in the home of an Iraqi family who refused to turn him in because of the tradition in Arab and Muslim countries of protecting guests. But Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti surrendered quietly Tuesday morning after informants' tips led U.S. forces to the home of Kafi Awad and her husband. Al-Tikriti was Saddam's personal secretary and No. 4 on America's list of 55 most-wanted former regime figures. "We couldn't tell him to leave our house," said Awad, whose husband, two sons and two brothers...
  • 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>
  • Tale of an American Taliban

    12/02/2001 4:39:21 AM PST · by Mahone · 27 replies · 439+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/2/01 | Colin Soloway
    Tale of an American Taliban In an exclusive, a U.S. citizen on the horror at Kala Jangi By Colin Soloway NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Dec. 1 — Abdul Hamid is tall, thin and barefoot in a filthy black tunic. A prisoner of the Northern Alliance, he sits with his elbows bound behind his back with a strip of cloth, his right leg and left foot bandaged for gunshot wounds. Hamid’s face is almost entirely covered in dirt and black soot, but it is quickly apparent that he is not just another beaten and frightened Taliban warrior. Abdul Hamid, age 20, ...
  • American Taliban Fighter Says Followed His Heart

    12/03/2001 10:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-03-01
    <p>KABUL (Reuters) - A 20-year-old American who fought for the Taliban and survived a bloody prison uprising in northern Afghanistan said his heart drew him to the hard-line Islamic movement.</p> <p>A Pentagon official said on Monday U.S. military forces had in their control a man who claimed to be an American who came into their possession in the Mazar-i-Sharif area, near where the prison uprising took place.</p>
  • I was tortured by US troops, says Taliban American

    03/23/2002 4:44:18 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 80 replies · 417+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 03/24/2002 | Peter Beaumont
    Lawyers for John Walker Lindh, the American who fought with the Taliban, claim he was systematically brutalised and threatened with 'torture and death' after US troops seized him. The claims come as his lawyers prepare to argue that he was a soldier of the Taliban, not an anti-US terrorist. At the centre of his defence will be his claim that the witness statement he provided to his FBI interrogators was given under duress and in the hope of ending his mistreatment. Lindh is being tried in an ordinary court and will not face the death penalty, unlike foreign prisoners, who...