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  • Jersey City police chief: Fulop devised 'illegal' operation to snarl traffic at Holland Tunnel

    07/12/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal Nj.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan is alleging that Mayor Steve Fulop planned to snarl traffic outside of the Holland Tunnel the same month he announced plans to sue the Port Authority for $400 million.
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Port Authority cops on lookout for terror attack (NYC bridges and tunnels targeted)

    06/23/2010 8:41:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/23/10 | PHILIP MESSING
    Port Authority cops who staff the agency’s bridges and tunnels were read harrowing details of a terrorist threat today advising them to be on the lookout for a fuel-filled tanker meant to explode prior to a secondary blast designed to decimate any first responders, The Post has learned. The chilling warning was read at roll call for four police commands – cops assigned to the Holland and Lincoln Tunnel; the George Washington Bridge; and also the Staten Island command, which incorporates the Bayonne and Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing, a source said.
  • PATH terror foiled

    02/11/2007 4:52:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 40 replies · 1,519+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 07.08.06 | DAVID A. MICHAELS & KATHLEEN CARROLL
    A worldwide investigation has uncovered an al-Qaida loyalist's plan to blow up the PATH train tunnels under the Hudson River, thwarting a terrorist conspiracy the FBI called "the real deal," authorities said Friday. The alleged mastermind has been arrested. "The individuals were moving forward," said Special Agent Mark J. Mershon, assistant director of the FBI's New York office. They "were about to go to a phase where they would attempt to surveil targets, establish a regimen of attack and then acquire the resources necessary to effectuate the attacks." Mershon identified the plan's mastermind as Assem Hammoud, a 31-year-old Lebanese citizen...
  • RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY (Church rally for Lynne Stewart)

    10/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 765+ views
    http://www.nypost.com ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | CHARLES E.F. MILLARD
    RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY By CHARLES E.F. MILLARD October 18, 2006 -- In the uproar over Monday's outrageously soft sentence for terror-aiding lawyer Lynne Stewart, Riverside Church seems to be distancing itself from the despicable rally it hosted in her support Sunday. Stewart was convicted by a jury of her peers. The uncontested facts were that she had smuggled messages from convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the blind sheik") to his followers in the Islamic world. Those messages directed his followers in the terror group Gama'a Islamiyya to end their cease-fire with the Egyptian government and begin killing Rahman's enemies. Rahman,...
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 28 Months (Lynne Stewart)

    10/16/2006 11:33:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 292 replies · 7,832+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/16/06
    NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison in federal court in Manhattan Monday. She was convicted of providing support to terrorists by helping a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. Before sentencing, her lawyer told the judge that any prison sentence for Stewart would be a death sentence because of her serious health problems. Stewart pleaded with the judge to allow her to live out the rest of her life "productively, lovingly, righteously.'' Assistant US Attorney Andrew Dember rejected defense suggestions that Stewart's conduct was judged differently after9-11. "This case...
  • Plans found on NYC plot suspect's computer

    07/09/2006 4:29:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Plans found on NYC plot suspect's computer By HUSSEIN DAKROUB, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 32 minutes ago Lebanese authorities found maps and bombing plans on the personal computer of an al-Qaida suspect accused of plotting to attack New York train tunnels, a senior Lebanese official said. Acting Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat described the information found on Assem Hammoud's computer as "very important." "It contained maps and bombing plans that were being prepared," Fatfat said in a local television interview. Lebanese security officials told The Associated Press that they obtained "important information" from Hammoud's computer and CDs seized from his office...
  • The new 'Prince' of terrorism

    07/08/2006 5:30:35 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 9, 2006 | Mohamad Bazzi
    HE was told not to grow a beard, wear Islamic clothing or show any sign of religious devotion. During his recruitment as a soldier in the global jihad, Assem Hammoud was told to act like a typical young, secular Lebanese man and warned not to attract attention, a senior Lebanese security official said. Hammoud was an ideal recruit because he did not have any apparent ties to militants. "He had no criminal history, and no history of involvement with militant groups," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "He was living a normal life, far from any...
  • Canadian linked to New York terrorism plot

    07/07/2006 8:50:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 349+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 07/07/06 | OLIVER MOORE
    A Canadian man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York is being held in custody overseas, an FBI source knowledgeable about the investigation said Friday. This suspect is one of eight people — three of them in custody — who, investigators say, were planning to bomb heavily used commuter tunnels leading to Manhattan with the aim of flooding the financial district at the south end of the island. A version of the alleged plot was revealed Friday morning in a New York daily newspaper, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to hold...
  • Bomb tunnel, flood city

    07/07/2006 5:47:50 PM PDT · by lastchance · 32 replies · 985+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2006 | ALLISON GENDAR & JAMES GORDON MEEK
    The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned. The terrorists sought to drown the Financial District as New Orleans was by Hurricane Katrina, sources said. They also wanted to attack subways and other tunnels. Counterterrorism officials are alarmed by the "lone wolf" terror plot because they allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi before he was killed in Iraq, a counterterrorism source told...
  • Bomb tunnel, flood city

    07/07/2006 6:01:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies · 1,343+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 7, 2006 | ALLISON GENDAR and JAMES GORDON MEEK
    The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned. The terrorists sought to drown the Financial District as New Orleans was by Hurricane Katrina, sources said. They also wanted to attack subways and other tunnels. Counterterrorism officials are alarmed by the "lone wolf" terror plot because they allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi before he was killed in Iraq, a counterterrorism source told...
  • Plotters sought to bomb NY tunnel:

    07/07/2006 4:04:33 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 255 replies · 6,499+ views
    ABC news ^ | 07/07/06 | NA
    Plotters sought to bomb NY tunnel: paper Jul 7, 2006 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday. The newspaper, quoting unidentified counterterrorism sources, said the investigation involved what officials considered a "serious plot" to detonate enough explosives inside the landmark tunnel to destroy it and send devastating floodwaters through lower Manhattan. The 79-year-old tunnel runs under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan and carried...
  • Plot to blow up Holland Tunnel

    07/07/2006 4:08:09 AM PDT · by SauronOfMordor · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday. The newspaper, quoting unidentified counterterrorism sources, said the investigation involved what officials considered a "serious plot" to detonate enough explosives inside the landmark tunnel to destroy it and send devastating floodwaters through lower Manhattan.
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Traveller's agenda a mystery

    09/26/2001 11:24:25 AM PDT · by NatureGirl · 49 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | 9/26/01 | Susan Clairmont
    Nageeb Abdul Jabar Mohammed Al-Hadi -- if that's even his name -- is just one of nearly 750 people U.S. investigators want to know more about in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. He has at least four aliases and two different birth dates. He is a Yemeni, with a Michigan driver's licence and a Detroit wife. He was on a plane from Frankfurt, Germany headed for Chicago when it was diverted to Toronto. He was arrested at Pearson International Airport and may be extradited to the United States to face two charges related to false passports and fraudulent misuse ...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • SOROS FUNDED CONVICTED TERROR LAWYER

    02/17/2005 9:38:03 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 1,386+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/17/05
    The Democratic Party's wealthiest backer made a substantial contribution to the legal defense fund of New York City attorney Lynn Stewart, who was convicted last week of providing material aid to terrorists and lying to federal investigators while representing jailed terrorist kingpin, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. "According to records filed with the Internal Revenue Service, George Soros's foundation, the Open Society Institute, or OSI, gave $20,000 in September 2002 to the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee," reports the National Review Online's Byron York. Amy Weil, a spokeswoman for Soros's Open Society Institute, told York that her boss contributed to the convicted...
  • Holland Tunnel Closed To Inbound Truck Traffic

    08/02/2004 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 3 replies · 702+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | August 2, 2004
    The Holland Tunnel closed to commercial traffic heading to New York at 12:01 a.m. Monday, officials said Sunday evening. CURRENT TERROR THREAT LEVEL FOR FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY Homeland Security: Are You Prepared? REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY New York City Terror Hotline: (888) 692-7233 New York State Terror Hotline: (888) SAFE-NYS (or 888-723-3697) N.J. Transit Hotline: (888) TIPS-NJT Port Authority Terror Hotline: (800) 828-PAPD or (800) 828-7273 FBI: tips.fbi.gov/ or (866) 483-5137 Would You Report Suspicious Activity? The ban was "correlated to the warning about the downtown financial districts," said Tony Ciavolella, a spokesman for the Port Authority of...
  • Holland Tunnel Closing To Inbound Truck Traffic

    08/01/2004 8:10:41 PM PDT · by mhking · 73 replies · 2,929+ views
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The Holland Tunnel is expected to close to commercial traffic heading to New York at 12:01 a.m. Monday, officials said Sunday evening. The ban was "correlated to the warning about the downtown financial districts," said Tony Ciavolella, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He said commercial vehicles should use the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge as alternative routes. The ban would definitely affect trucks, said Ciavolella, but it was not immediately clear whether commercial vans would be prohibited. The ban was not slated to affect vehicles leaving New York...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...