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  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.” Abdulwadi’s alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • Adam Gadahn: California rocker turned Al-Qaeda mouthpiece, killed in U.S. operation

    04/23/2015 1:30:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Dave Clark
    Adam Gadahn, the Al-Qaeda spokesman believed killed in a US operation, was a teenage rock music fan who grew up on a Californian goat farm before he was drawn into radical Islam. The White House announced Thursday that US intelligence thinks Gadahn died in January in a "counterterrorism operation" in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. The 36-year-old was apparently not deliberately targeted in the raid, but he has long been one of the most wanted jihadist figures on the US hit list, with a $1 million bounty on his head. As an English speaker and senior Al-Qaeda propagandist, he was one...
  • Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S.

    01/16/2015 5:46:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 1/14/15 | Ryan Mauro
    An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. The United Arab Emirates has made similar statements and the U.S. Justice Department has confirmed the existence of a Muslim Brotherhood branch in America. The Egyptian government’s State Information Service has an entire section devoted to documenting the violence and terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is furious with the U.S. for its stance on the...
  • New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack

    08/29/2014 7:58:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd
    New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack By Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. Cheryl Hurd reports. Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 • Updated at 7:27 AM PDT More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. PG&E officials said burglars stole construction equipment from the Metcalf Substation. The security breach happened at...
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    08/27/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 27, 2014
    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed Militants in Syria A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minn. McCain, who was born in Chicago, was killed...
  • Law enforcement increase effort to prevent threat of homegrown terrorists

    08/12/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/12/14 | Christopher Snyder
    In the past few months, federal agents arrested and filed terrorism charges against several Americans, experts say in an effort to prevent homegrown terrorists. According to the NYPD, more than 100 Americans are possibly training within Al Qaeda-inspired groups like the Islamic State (IS), the militant group formerly known as ISIS operating in Syria and Iraq. Tom Ruskin, former NYPD detective and president of security consulate firm the CMP Group told Foxnews.com that law enforcement officials are trying to track potential threats overseas before suspected terrorists come stateside.
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

    01/27/2014 2:03:55 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | Alastair Bland
    Within days after each season premiere and season finale of the Discovery Channel's reality show "Moonshiners," they come — a small but perceptible wave of people — to purchase suspiciously large amounts of corn, sugar and hardy strains of fermenting yeast at Austin Homebrew Supply. "We know what they're up to," says Chris Ellison, the manager of the Texas store.That is, it's obvious they're planning to ferment the sugars from grain or fruit juice into alcohol, then distill the resulting mid-strength beverage into high-alcohol hooch.Making spirits at home with plans to drink it is against federal law. Only with the...
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...
  • Senators 'Disappointed' by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror Document

    12/10/2011 6:25:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/11
    Senators 'Disappointed' by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror DocumentPublished December 09, 2011 | FoxNews.com Two prominent senators chided the Obama administration for releasing a strategic plan on homegrown terror that doesn't mention radical Islam and likens domestic extremism to "gang violence" and "sexual offenses." The 24-page plan, released Thursday, follows a Defense Department letter in October that classified the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence." Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, criticized that classification at a hearing earlier this week, and along with Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., issued the statement Thursday questioning why the Obama administration omitted Islam from its...
  • Source: Teen in U.S. Custody in 'Jihad Jane' Plot

    08/26/2011 12:22:04 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Not Listed
    PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. teen from Pakistan is in secret custody, accused of helping recruit terrorists for the woman known as "Jihad Jane," a person close to the boy's family said Friday. Charges filed last month accuse the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose in her alleged efforts to incite an Islamic holy war. Prosecutors have said LaRose was a convert to Islam who wrote of being driven by an urge to help suffering Muslims. The high school graduate had accepted a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, according to the person. He is instead in custody at a youth facility....
  • Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed

    03/11/2011 6:42:11 PM PST · by STD · 22 replies
    Douglas Gibbs ^ | 03/12/11 | vanity
    Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed 35 Terrorist Training Camps In The U.S. – Tonight’s Guest on Political Pistachio Radio Discusses the Video That Exposes This Fact!
  • The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and the Community's Response

    03/10/2011 1:03:28 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 6 replies
    American Islamic Forum for Democracy ^ | March 10, 2011 | M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD
    As another example I have been present at Friday prayers in 2004 at one of the largest mosques in Arizona where a photo distributed nationally by CAIR and later proven to be doctored showed an American soldier standing with two young Iraqi boys holding a sign that says, "he killed my dad and knocked up my sister." (Appendix 2) As offended as I was as a Navy veteran, the imam and CAIR ended up pathologically alienating the Muslims in that audience from an American heritage. CAIR and MPAC have typically renounced the use of terror and violence, but they have...
  • Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

    03/10/2011 12:43:26 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 2 replies
    United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ^ | May 8, 2008 | United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    The James case is only one example of how the violent Islamist terrorist threat has evolved and expanded since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks and recruited the hijackers abroad before sending them to the United States to make final preparations for the operation. The 9/11 hijackers were indoctrinated into the violent Islamist mindset long before they set foot in the United States. The James case and others illustrate, however, radicalization is no longer confined to training camps in Afghanistan or other locations far from our shores; it is also occurring right here in...
  • Can American Values Radicalize Muslims?

    02/12/2011 11:06:10 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 2/12/2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    ... To be sure, radicalized American Muslims pose a far greater risk than foreign radicals. For example, it is much easier for the former to get a job in the food industry and poison food -- a recently revealed al-Qaeda strategy. American terrorists are also better positioned to exploit the Western mindset. After describing Anwar al-Awlaki as one of the most dangerous terrorists alive, Holder added that he "is a person who -- as an American citizen -- is familiar with this country and he brings a dimension, because of that American familiarity, that others do not." (Likewise, American Adam...
  • Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

    09/09/2010 9:52:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/10 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission. The report says U.S. authorities failed to realize that Somali-American youths traveling from Minnesota to Mogadishu in 2008 to join extremists was not an isolated issue. Instead, the movement was one among several instances of a broader, more diverse threat that has surfaced across the country. "Our long-held belief that homegrown terrorism couldn't happen...
  • A Glimps into S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

    08/12/2010 7:45:15 AM PDT · by Errant · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5 August 2010 | RT
    Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming. S 510 fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional, and human survival grounds. 1. It...
  • 5 US suspects in Pakistan defend 'jihad' plans

    01/05/2010 5:45:55 AM PST · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 231+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | January 4, 2010 | ASIF SHAHZAD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT
    SARGODHA, Pakistan – Five Americans detained in Pakistan told a court Monday they intended to cross the border into Afghanistan to wage jihad against Western forces but denied any links to al-Qaida or plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan. The admission could be a prelude to possible U.S. conspiracy charges but might also draw sympathy from an increasingly anti-American Pakistani public. Such feelings have complicated U.S. efforts to persuade Pakistan to do more to crack down on militants carrying out cross-border attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan. "We are not terrorists," one of the five men, Ramy Zamzam,...
  • Pakistani, U.S. agents interrogate five Americans

    12/11/2009 12:43:13 PM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies · 471+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 11, 2009
    SARGODHA, Pakistan (Reuters) - U.S. FBI agents and their Pakistani colleagues interrogated on Friday five young American Muslims who wanted to go to Afghanistan to fight U.S.-led forces, Pakistani officials said...Police in Sargodha had taken the first step toward filing charges with complaints based on laws pertaining to foreigners and the use of computers to organize crime. "A case has been registered against the five for violating Pakistan's foreigners and cyber acts," Sargodha police chief Usman Anwar told Reuters...The five men would be dealt with according to Pakistani law, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. "They will not be deported," Malik...
  • U.S. Must Address Homegrown Terror Threat

    08/01/2009 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies · 2,139+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Walid Phares
    .......... Stealth analysis “Saifullah” of North Carolina spent his 20s and 30s (or so we know) in his rural home. His neighbors saw him walking the dog and never heard him threatening anyone, per the media reports. By popular American standards he would be a regular guy. But by jihadi doctrine he was performing taqiyya. Combatants “in the path of Allah,” as instructed by ideologues to “fake” normalcy, and lie if needed, about their real beliefs so that the deception of the enemy is full. The question is how many other American “Saifullahs” are practicing taqiyya and since when? Are...
  • Lone Wolf Lessons (Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, a 23-year-old African-American Jihadist)

    06/06/2009 3:20:23 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies · 1,006+ views
    http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20090603_lone_wolf_lessons ^ | June 3, 2009 | By Scott Stewart and Fred Burton
    At approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 1, as two young U.S. soldiers stood in front of the Army Navy Career Center in west Little Rock, Ark., a black pickup pulled in front of the office and the driver opened fire on the two, killing one and critically wounding the other. Eyewitnesses to the shooting immediately reported it to police, and authorities quickly located and arrested the suspect as he fled the scene. According to police, the suspect told the arresting officers that he had a bomb in his vehicle, but after an inspection by the police bomb squad, the only...
  • U.S. drug users fuel Mexican cartels

    01/23/2009 8:14:05 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 2,313+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/22/2009 | Ben Brown
    Shortly before his inauguration President Barack Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and discussed, among other things, the need for greater international cooperation in reducing drug trafficking and the associated violence. Although drug-related violence in Mexico is nothing new, the past couple of years have been especially turbulent. Not only has there been a substantial increase in drug-related homicide, the methods of murder have become nightmarishly macabre with drug traffickers decapitating their rivals and scattering the heads in public places. The drug cartels have also become increasingly brazen in their assaults on Mexico’s justice officials. Last year, several high-ranking...
  • City Folk Flock To Raise Small Livestock At Home

    01/10/2009 1:10:37 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 9,889+ views
    npr ^ | January 10, 2009
    If you picked up a carton of eggs at the store this week, they probably set you back about $1 or $1.50. The organic, cage-free kind costs more like $3. But some urban and suburbanites are skipping the store entirely when it comes to things like eggs and honey and turning instead to their own backyards. Whether from tighter food budgets or local-eating ideals, more and more people are petitioning their cities to allow small animal husbandry.
  • Lakeview man gets 10 years for almost 7,500 pot plants

    12/16/2008 10:36:28 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 40 replies · 3,554+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 16, 2008, 4:43 PM | by Lynne Terry
    A jury sentenced a Lakeview man to 10 years in prison for growing nearly 7,500 marijuana plants. Andrew Stever, 40, was sentenced on Monday after a three-day trial in the Federal District Court in Medford.Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of growing 1,000 or more pot plants. In July 2007, officers from several local, state and federal agencies found 7,459 plants growing on Stever's Lakeview property, which bordered Forest Service land. Two men fled the scene, leaving behind personal property and three firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Portland. Physical evidence and testimony linked...
  • Cheech & Chong "light up" for new comedy tour

    07/30/2008 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Soliton · 47 replies · 531+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 30, 2008 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    "Cheech & Chong: Light Up America ..." will hit 22 cities in the United States starting with Philadelphia on September 12 and ending in Denver, Colorado, on December 20. In between they will play Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C. and other places.
  • Britain 'A Soft Touch For Home Grown Terrorists'

    02/14/2008 8:24:48 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 48+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Britain 'a soft touch for home grown terrorists' By Robert Winnett Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 3:07am GMT 15/02/2008 Britain has become a "soft touch" for home grown terrorists because ministers have failed to tackle immigrant communities that refuse to integrate, warns a report released today. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a body of the country's leading military and diplomatic figures, says the loss of British values and national identity caused by "flabby and bogus" Government thinking has made the country vulnerable to attack from Islamic extremists. MI5 estimates that there are currently about 2,000 active terror supporters in...
  • Would Your Beliefs Brand You A ‘Homegrown’ Terrorist?

    01/28/2008 7:42:03 AM PST · by KDD · 102 replies · 365+ views
    The Constitution Party ^ | 11/08/2007 | The Constitution Party
    93% Of Congress Passes Bill That Targets Americans Critical Of Government Showing Both “Big Box” Parties Have Same Agenda...More Control, Less Freedom Lancaster, PA: Congress passed a bill which would make certain political ideologies suspect, under the guise of preventing “homegrown terrorism”. The Constitution Party, the largest and fastest-growing third party in the country,(Ballot-Access News) calls on liberty-minded Americans across the political spectrum to take issue with HR 1955, a bill which allows the government to call virtually any crime and any thought “radical” and consider it “terrorism”. "The provisions of this bill should be causing the highest degree of...
  • CA: Third man pleads guilty in homegrown terror case in Southern Cal. (more 'JIS' news)

    12/17/2007 4:39:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/07 | Jeremiah Marque - ap
    A third man charged in a plot to attack Southern California military sites and other targets pleaded guilty Monday to a terrorism conspiracy charge. Gregory Vernon Patterson, 23, entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to one count of conspiring to levy war against the U.S. government through terrorism. He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to use a firearm during that offense. Patterson could face up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 14, prosecutors said. Two other men - Kevin James, 31, and Levar Haley Washington, 28 - pleaded guilty in the...
  • U.S. visa policy greenlights terror

    03/12/2007 2:11:37 AM PDT · by Man50D · 7 replies · 494+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 12, 2007
    WASHINGTON – While the U.S. scrutinizes visa requests from countries known as terrorist havens, a British intelligence revelation suggests "homegrown" European jihadists could pose a far greater threat both on the continent and in America, according to a new report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The basis for that threat is the "Visa Waiver Program" between the U.S. and Great Britain. The program allows anyone subject to the VWP to sidestep in-place security procedures that screen for terrorists. British security officials have revealed there are some 200 cells involving more than 1,600 people. Many under surveillance have links back to...
  • Threat Matrix: December 2006

    12/01/2006 8:36:14 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,769 replies · 23,070+ views
    Fighting Jihad in Cyberspace -Full Story- The setting is familiar to anyone who watches the evening news. A large, executive-style desk, a laptop perched on top, a logo in the background and a screen showing shifting images to reinforce the newsreader's message. The only difference is the presenter, who is swathed in an Arab headdress and masked to hide his identity, and the subject of the broadcast, a call for an Islamic state for Iraq and a vow to use Iraq as a launching pad to crush the "Zionists" in Israel.Welcome to the "Voice of the Caliphate", the latest...
  • The ISM-Terror Connection (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR DEPT. OF HOMELAND [IN]SECURITY)

    09/13/2006 4:01:42 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2006 | Lee Kaplan and StoptheISM
    As a front group for Palestinian terrorists, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) sends young people from all over the world to the training fields of the West Bank and Gaza to learn from terrorists and to aid them logistically. Stop the ISM has now obtained photographs of ISM leaders and organizers holding AK-47 assault rifles. Unfortunately, neither U.S. Homeland Security nor the Israeli security agencies have to date regarded the ISM as a serious threat. Some of these ISM people in these photos managed to escape; nevertheless, arrests have been made, and more are forthcoming. In April 2003, Israel's Ministry...
  • Why we need to be worried about those cellphones!

    08/16/2006 7:17:46 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 8 replies · 410+ views
    Markedmanner Blog ^ | 08/16/2006 | ME
    So why are all these cellphones being bought up? I know they want to tell you they are buying them to sell them for profit but give me a break! They maybe selling them but the people they arent selling them to people that are using them to make phone calls. I hate to break it to them but I dont think those cellphones get service in the middle east. so I wonder what they could be using them for? Take a look below to see. The EOD team leader didn’t know it was an IED. He was just...
  • Demise of multiculturalism can help root out terrorism

    06/28/2006 9:15:10 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 17 replies · 845+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 28, 2006 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    Demise of multiculturalism can help root out terrorism Jonathan Alter - For the Journal-Constitution Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Multiculturalism, rest in peace. There may have been no obituary for the notion that every group and every belief in a multiethnic society is deserving of mutual respect and tolerance. But thanks to jihadism, multiculturalism and moral relativism --- its necessary counterpart --- are now 6 feet under. Signs of multiculturalism's demise first began to appear in Holland, a nation that officially embraced its precepts in 1983. In theory, the Minderhedennota, or minorities policy, extended the Dutch tradition of tolerance to a...
  • US officials seeing new home-grown terror cells

    06/13/2006 7:28:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 669+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities are discovering new home-grown cells of Islamist radicals in the United States that draw inspiration and moral support from al Qaeda, officials said on Tuesday. Like local terrorism cells that have recently come to light in Canada and Europe, officials said the groups are comprised of disaffected young men in their teens and 20s who rely on the Internet to try to organize and plan potential attacks on the U.S. homeland. Concern about attacks inside the United States gathered pace after the arrest earlier this month in Canada of 17 men...
  • THE FIFTH COLUMN

    06/12/2006 3:42:59 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies · 503+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/12/06 | NY Post Editorial Board
    The arrest last week of a 26-year-old Flushing man accused of trying to aid Afghan terrorists is a wake-up call: America's enemies are lurking right in this country's own back yards. Never mind building walls and pad-locking the border; terror sympathizers can, and clearly do, emerge from within America's own communities - even from good homes. Like Syed Hashmi, who was nabbed in London while trying to board a flight to Pakistan. Folks who knew him in Queens described him as "a good boy." He went to Brooklyn Tech HS and earned a degree from Brooklyn College. "He had a...
  • Homegrown Islamists

    06/11/2006 3:32:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 458+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 6/19/06 | Fouad Ajami
    'These individuals are part of western society, and their 'Canadianness' makes detection more difficult," was the way a report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service described the radical Islamists charged with plotting to attack targets in southern Ontario with fertilizer bombs. "Increasingly, we are learning of more and more extremists that are homegrown," noted the declassified CSIS report. "The implications of this shift are important." And indeed they are. The dream of assimilation into western societies, of a new beginning beyond the burning grounds of Islamic lands, has been battered. Radical Islamism has come to mock the very principle of...
  • France Deports First Youth Tied to Riots

    02/02/2006 2:52:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 19 replies · 1,105+ views
    wash post ^ | February 2, 2006 | ap
    PARIS -- The French government deported a Malian involved in autumn rioting on Thursday _ the first expulsion stemming from the weeks of violence that swept across France's troubled suburbs _ and was preparing to send home another six foreigners. The deportation of the man made good on promises issued by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy during three weeks of car burnings, riots and other violence that began Oct. 27. "I was widely criticized for saying ... that I would apply the law by expelling those (foreigners) who participated in the riots," Sarkozy said on LCI television. "Well, a first one...
  • India Cultivated Homegrown Farmers

    01/31/2006 11:42:30 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 1,334+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 1-28-2006 | Bruce Bower
    India cultivated homegrown farmers Bruce Bower Approximately 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers living in what's now India adapted agricultural practices for their own purposes rather than giving way to an influx of foreign farmers, a new genetic study suggests. Y SPREAD. Maps of India and surrounding regions denote where a Y chromosome marker occurs more frequently (dark green) and less frequently (light green) in caste populations (larger map) and tribal groups (inset). Kashyap/PNAS Comparisons of men's Y chromosomes show that nearly all Indian men today, regardless of their tribe or caste, are descendants of populations that inhabited South Asia before agriculture's...
  • New York Area Freepers: Meet for the Veterans' Day Parade 11 a.m., 41st and Fifth

    11/10/2005 9:09:30 AM PST · by firebrand · 41 replies · 1,748+ views
    November 10, 2005 | firebrand
    We will meet tomorrow, November 11, at the northeast corner of 41st Street and Fifth Avenue, right across from the lions. Time: 11 a.m.The parade starts at either 23rd Street, if you believe 311, or 26th Street, if you believe the antiwar site, and goes UP Fifth Avenue to either 57th or 56th. Bring signs if you like.
  • IT'S THE TERRORISM - (suicide bombings inevitably coming to the United States!)

    07/13/2005 4:09:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 911+ views
    NYPOST ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 13, 2005 | EDITOR
    Save for the 9/11 attacks that leveled the World Trade Center, the United States has not had to confront the reality of suicide bombings. But for how much longer? If Americans fail to halt the partisan ankle-biting that has come to characterize most discussions of the War on Terror, and instead present a united front to the world, they will soon find out. That Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a key element in the worldwide terrorist network of which Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the kingpins is largely now beyond dispute. Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn, writing in...
  • 420 Million Volts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    04/20/2005 2:00:53 PM PDT · by nig1908 · 82 replies · 1,412+ views
    my self! | 4 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | nig1908
    I dont know just about 4 20!!!
  • WHAT A MUSLIM REALLY WANTS - (Don Feder's Cold Steel Caucus latest report)

    03/06/2005 5:38:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 422+ views
    DON FEDER'S COLD STEEL CAUCUS ^ | MARCH 6, 2005 | DON FEDER
    Is Islam a religion of peace? Is there an Easter Bunny? Can pigs fly? These are rhetorical questions. Ordinarily, one wouldn’t expect political correctness to rear its inclusive head at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) -- the largest conservative gathering of the year. At this year’s CPAC, which concluded on February 19, I was on a panel titled, PROTECTING THE HOMELAND AGAINST ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. The other panelists were Rich Miniter (author of “Losing Bin Laden’) and Phil Giraldi, an ex-spook -- excuse me, “former CIA counterterrorism specialist” -- who writes for Pat Buchanan’s publication. I hadn’t...
  • War on The Homefront - IMMIGRATION!

    12/02/2004 8:58:17 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 448+ views
    WASHINGTON DISPATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2004 | WILLIAM S. LIND
    Focused as we are on Fourth Generation (non-state) war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is easy to forget that the phenomenon is vastly larger than any single war or opponent, even Islam. An article in a local Washington paper, The Journal, reminds us that 4GW is also being fought on American soil, by parties that have nothing to do with the armies of the Prophet.
  • Ending America's Dependence on Middle East Oil

    11/17/2004 6:14:40 AM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 1,631+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 17, 2004 | Gal Luft
    Gal Luft is executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington, D.C. He is a specialist on strategic issues and energy policy with a PhD in strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University. A former lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, his writings have appeared in Commentary, Foreign Affairs, the Los Angeles Times, Middle East Review of International Affairs, the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Luft addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia on October 27, 2004. Introduction In both World War Two and the Cold War, the side best deploying scientific...
  • US opts for homegrown products

    03/31/2003 3:02:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 254+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 31 2003 | Andrew Hill
    US consumers are hardening their attitude towards products and companies from France and Germany because of those countries' opposition to the allied campaign in Iraq. A survey of just over 1,000 Americans taken in the days after the war began indicated that two-thirds were much or somewhat less favourable to French companies and their products than before geopolitical tensions began to mount. Nearly half said they would probably try a substitute for products made in France, and 29 per cent said they were more likely to "boycott or avoid" purchasing French products. When it came to German products, 52 per...
  • Suspected Lackawanna al-Qaida Cell [VIDEO]

    09/14/2002 12:26:28 PM PDT · by twas · 1 replies · 147+ views
    www.wkbw.com (ABC) ^ | Sept. 13, 2002
    Suspected Lackawanna al-Qaida Cell Click on the link for video.
  • [Buffalo] FIVE AREA MEN HELD AS AL-QUIDA SUSPECTS

    09/14/2002 11:52:02 AM PDT · by twas · 57 replies · 596+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | Sept. 14 | SUSAN SCHULMAN
    The war on terrorism reached into the Buffalo community Friday evening, when federal agents raided several houses and a store in Lackawanna and accused five men of Yemeni descent of operating an al-Qaida cell. The normally quiet neighborhood of modest homes and narrow streets was overrun by gun-toting police and FBI agents who ended a year-old probe with the arrests of the five men, all accused of providing material support and resources to the al-Qaida network. Disbelieving residents poured into the streets as darkness fell, and authorities searched apartments and cars before taking the suspects into custody, then cordoning off...