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  • Al Qaeda Leader Captured by US, And Released, Leads Fight Against America in Afghanistan

    09/13/2014 5:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thank goodness we didn’t waterboard him or shoot him in the head on capture. Or drone him. That would have been wrong. A senior leader of the Taliban and al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who was captured by Coalition forces in the spring of 2011 is now leading more than 300 jihadists in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz. The IMU leader once served as the top commander of the jihadist group’s network in Afghanistan.Qari Bilal, the IMU leader, was freed by the Afghan government at the direction of President Hamid Karzai, Afghan officials in Kunduz have told...
  • Successive drone strikes leave at least 16 dead in N Waziristan (1st in 6 Months)

    06/12/2014 3:23:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Dawn ^ | 11 June 2014 | Zahir Shah Sherazi
    MIRAMSHAH: After a nearly six month halt in the drone campaign, separate US aerial drones fired missiles at militant hideouts in pre-dawn strikes on Thursday just days after the Taliban launched a deadly attack on Karachi airport that killed 37 people. Two successive US drone strikes killed at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area where pressure was building on Islamabad to react after the brazen attack. The first attack took place late on Thursday night when the unmanned US plane fired six missiles that hit a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan,...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistans largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel
  • The Continuing Appeal of Suicide Attacks

    05/04/2013 1:57:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | May 3, 2013 | Lisa Lundquist
    SNIPPET: "A new report called "The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society" from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the majority of the 38,000 Muslims surveyed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa favor the implementation of sharia law, among other things. The report incorporates results from a two-stage survey: 15 sub-Saharan African countries with substantial Muslim populations were surveyed in 2008-2009; and 24 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa were surveyed in 2011-2012. Those hoping for the development of peaceful democratic societies in Muslim-majority countries may be dismayed...
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • 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."
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Mohammed Merah [Toulouse school massacre glorified]

    04/05/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Milagros
    SITE ^ | April, 2012
    German IMU Member Praises Toulouse Shooter as Example Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Mohammed Merah in an audio [ - Requires registration]
  • Germany Arrests Teenage Terror Suspect

    06/29/2011 3:23:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (Berlin - AP) via ^ | June 29, 2011, 2011 at 9:31 AM | n/a
    German prosecutors say they have arrested a teenager on suspicion he supported a terrorist organization by posting Islamist propaganda texts and videos on the internet seeking to recruit suicide bombers and otherwise radicalize viewers. Harry M., alias Isa al Khattab, is accused of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq, the al-Qaida front group in Iraq, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan which hopes to create an Islamic state across Central Asia. SNIPPET: ...arrested in the northern German city of Neumuenster
  • 'Germany-based Moroccan al-Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator' captured in southeastern Afghanistan

    05/24/2011 6:31:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | May 24 2011 | Bill Roggio
    A Moroccan al Qaeda operative who was based in Germany and helped "foreign fighters" enter Afghanistan was captured during a raid in the southeastern Afghan province of Zabul earlier this month. The operative is now providing intelligence on al Qaeda's movements into Afghanistan. Coalition and Afghan forces captured the unnamed "Germany-based Moroccan al-Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator" during a May 8 raid in the district of Qalat that resulted in the deaths of 10 people and the capture of several more, the International Security Assistance Force stated in a press release. Several foreign fighters were among those killed during the raid....
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, as of 14 February, 2011

    02/14/2011 2:16:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 40 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 14, 2011 | n/a
    "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, AS OF 14 FEBRUARY, 2011" SNIPPET: "Assembled with the help of my dear brothers in Fateh al-Islam (and their minders in the Syrian intelligence service). The [PWP] notation indicates the site is password protected. There's nothing worse than the mournful wailing of analysts, graduate students, and reporters who find themselves locked out of their favorite forum. Join early, join often, save important discussions as you find them, try not to say anything too embarrassing, and if you're a civilian, make some effort to let your friendly neighborhood secret police know that you're a good guy, not...

    10/15/2009 6:17:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 421+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Department of Public Information News and Media Division New York SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL TO CONSOLIDATED LIST On 27 May 2009, the Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee approved the addition of the entry specified below to its Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. C. Individuals associated with Al-Qaida QI.H.269.09....
  • Muslim cleric from Russia held at Guantanamo reports Qur'an desecration

    06/28/2005 10:22:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies · 386+ views
    MOSCOW (AP) - A Muslim cleric formerly held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Tuesday U.S. guards there regularly desecrated the Qur'an by putting it into a toilet, although he added he never witnessed it himself. Airat Vakhitov, who described himself as a former imam of a mosque in Tatarstan, a majority Muslim republic in southern Russia, is one of seven men released from Guantanamo in 2004 and returned to Russia. He and the six others were held in Russia for three months, then released a year ago. Vakhitov said at a news conference organized by the state RIA-Novosti...
  • ETIP Leader Killed in February Predator Strike

    09/18/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    LONG WAR ^ | September 17, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    PHOTO CAPTION: "A Uighur terrorist, thought to be Abdul Haq al Turkistani, from a videotape released by the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in 2008." SNIPPET: "Abdul Haq al Turkistani, a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis and the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), a terror group that seeks to establish an Islamic emirate in western China and Central Asia, was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan in February, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Turkistani was killed in the Feb. 14, 2010, strike on a compound in the village of Zor Babar Aidak near...
  • Video: German and American Militants Training for Terror in Pakistan

    10/19/2009 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 761+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG ^ | October 9, 2009 09:25 PM | By Evan Kohlmann
    Note: White Jihadi. # SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new video from the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) showing a group of alleged German nationals receiving instruction at an IJU terrorist training camp in northwest Pakistan. The video also includes footage of a balding Caucasian male identified as a U.S. national fighting alongside the IJU, "Abu Ibrahim al-Amriki." The IJU has claimed responsibility for a failed terrorist plot in 2007 targeting airports and other critical infrastructure in Germany - including Ramstein Air Base."

    10/18/2009 8:50:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | Posted October 13, 2009 | n/a
    AFGHANISTAN: PRESIDENT CLAIMS ISLAMIC MILITANTS USING HELICOPTERS TO MOVE INTO NORTHERN AREAS " Islamic militants operating in northern Afghanistan are being dropped in by helicopter, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says. The provincial governor of Kunduz added separately the fighters are members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. According to Karzai, militants used unidentified helicopters to move fighters into position along the border with Tajikistan over the past five months. The same technique may be used to transport men to the north-western frontier with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, he added."

    10/05/2009 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 868+ views ^ | 05 October 2009 | n/a
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET - QUOTE: Name: Address: Host: IHS Telekom Inc. Istanbul, Turkey Network access provider: LeaseWeb, Amsterdam, Netherlands This site is distributing a new video from the IMU, featuring the "German" jihadi Abu Askar and his Great Big Knife which I assume makes up for some sort of anatomical deficit: Finally, I note that among the sites featured in their list of links is the following: The Network of Ethiopian Muslims in Europe
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader thought killed in August strike in South Waziristan

    10/02/2009 11:29:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 910+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | October 2, 2009 12:13 AM | By BILL ROGGIO
    Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader thought killed in August strike in South Waziristan Unconfirmed reports from Pakistan indicate that the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed during a US airstrike in South Waziristan in late August. Tahir Yuldashev, emir of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, is said to have been killed in a strike by an unmanned US aircraft in the town of Kanigoram on Aug. 27, 2009. The strike took place in a known stronghold of the Taliban forces under the command of Mullah Nazir. Eight Taliban fighters and Uzbek fighters were reported killed...
  • Pakistan discovers 'village' of white German al-Qaeda insurgents

    09/25/2009 9:35:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 35 replies · 2,083+ views ^ | 25 Sep 2009 | Dean Nelson
    Investigators have discovered a "Jihadi village" of white German al-Qaeda insurgents, including Muslim converts, in Pakistan's tribal areas close to the Afghan border. The village, in Taliban-controlled Waziristan, is run by the notorious al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which plots raids on Nato forces in Afghanistan. ... Khalid Khawaja, a former Pakistan intelligence officer, who describes himself as a friend of Osama bin Laden, said he was aware of a German contingent and that there were a number of Swedish converts too who had arrived in Pakistan "for Jihad". "The Europeans are there [in Waziristan]. The most dedicated people there...

    09/13/2009 1:54:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 323+ views ^ | September 13, 2009 | n/a
    "LALA PRESENTS A VIDEO FROM THE IMU" 13 September 2009 SNIPPET: "Yes, the forum user's name is 'Lala' and the video is called Al-Thabat wal-Aidad (Jundullah).AVI. Titles are in German."

    08/11/2009 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 402+ views ^ | August 11, 2009 | n/a
    August 11, 2009 MEANWHILE, IN TAJIKISTAN Interfax reports on the recent conviction of five members of the Tablighi Jamaat "for making public calls for a forcible change of the constitutional system of Tajikistan, a crime enshrined by Article 304 of the Tajik Criminal Code." The individuals sentenced were identified as Tajiks Khidoyatullo Alimov, Zielukhak Khakdodov and Saidakram Khakdodov, and two Russian nationals, Nasriddin Murodov and Mahmud Makhmadzhodzhayev. Reuters and Interfax both report on the death of an alleged IMU activist outside of Dushanbe named Lutfullo Tursunov, while RFE/RL casts doubt on that report, instead saying that one Shavkat Yusufov was...

    07/31/2009 9:33:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 315+ views ^ | July 30, 2009 | n/a
    TWO BOMB BLASTS IN DUSHANBE, IMU SUSPECTED The explosions come ahead of a Pakistan, Afghan, Russian, Tajik security meeting.

    07/31/2009 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 246+ views ^ | July 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: July 30, 2009 ANOTHER DEAD IMU DRUG RUNNER Both Reuters and AFP report the recent demise of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan activist Nemet Azizov in a firefight with Tajik forces in the Rasht valley. Mr. Azizov was allegedly involved in the production and/or trafficking of heroin produced from opium grown in nearby Afghanistan. Posted on 30 July 2009 @ 20:14 GMT

    07/23/2009 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 304+ views ^ | July 23, 2009 | n/a
    July 23, 2009 "THREE MILITANTS SEIZED IN TAJIKISTAN" SNIPPET: "AFP reports the capture in Tajikistan of three Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan activists recently arrived from Afghanistan."

    07/05/2009 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 288+ views ^ | July 4, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: July 04, 2009 MATERIALS ON RELIGIOUS-EXTREMIST ORGANIZATION "HIZB UT-TAHRIR", WITH PROOFS OF ITS PARTICIPATION IN TERRORIST ACTIVITY. [Editorial note: This is the text of a document found on the website of The General Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Athens. It is presented here without editing - the English is a little non-standard, but the meaning is clear. It presents the Uzbeckistan government's analysis of Hizb ut-Tahrir and why Uzbeckistan considers the Hizb ut-Tahrir to be a terrorist organization. Of note are the allegations of inter-linkage between Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.]
  • Al Qaeda's New Look (Lessons learned from Germany's foiled terror plot.)

    09/10/2007 2:04:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 3 replies · 657+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/07/2007 11:20:00 PM | Stephen Schwartz
    THE FOILING OF AN Islamist terrorist plot this week in Germany is noteworthy for several reasons that may not have been obvious from the headlines. The first is the involvement of an ethnic Turk. On Tuesday, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia seized three men identified as a Turk and two German converts to Islam (under German court rules, their full names were not released). While the activity of converts in terrorism is not new, the Turkish community in Germany has so far been free of the plague of religious extremism. Turkish and Kurdish immigrants to Germany and...
  • French arrest 10 in connection with terror probe

    05/16/2008 5:04:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 221+ views
    French arrest 10 in connection with terror probe By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press Writer Authorities in France, Germany and the Netherlands on Friday detained at least 10 people suspected of helping to fund al-Qaida-linked militants with roots in Uzbekistan, officials said. One suspect was detained in Germany, another in the Netherlands, with the rest detained in France, said a senior French police official who was only authorized to discuss the arrests on condition of anonymity. The suspects' nationalities were not given but officials said they were Turkic-speaking. French police suspect they collected funds for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a...
  • A Quiet Triumph May be Brewing

    09/28/2007 1:21:03 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 77 replies · 259+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2007 | Ray Robison
    There are signs that the global Islamic jihad movement is splitting apart, in what would be a tremendous achievement for American strategy. The center of the action is in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the very territory which is thought to harbor Usama, and from which Al Qaeda was able to launch 9/11. Capitalizing on existing splits, a trap was set and closed, and the benefist have only begun to be evident. There were already signs of a split, but recent events strengthen the that trend. In Marchand again in May of this year I reviewed relevant South Asian media reporting to...
  • Taliban 'Invite' 10,000 Uzbeks To Helmand

    03/24/2007 8:08:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 524+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2007 | Massound Ansari
    Taliban 'invite' 10,000 Uzbeks to Helmand By Massoud Ansari, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:55am GMT 25/03/2007 Islamic militants linked to Osama bin Laden have been offered a safe haven by the Taliban in Afghanistan, bringing them into conflict with British troops patrolling the lawless province of Helmand. Uzbek gunmen, who fought a series of bloody battles last week with Pakistani tribesmen in the border region of Waziristan, where they had been living, have been told they should join the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan instead. The move raises the prospect of a major upsurge in violence in Helmand, where 43 British...
  • Kyrgyzstan tries to squeeze Islamic extremists in Central Asia (Global "Jihad")

    09/01/2006 11:37:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 8 replies · 442+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sep 1 2006 | David Stern
    Kyrgyz authorities have issued an ultimatum to Islamic extremists, including one Al Qaeda-linked group, to turn themselves in by Friday, in an effort to quash what they say is a growing militant threat in ex-Soviet Central Asia. Authorities say that extremists are trying to set up a base here to overthrow Kyrgyzstan's secular post-Soviet government, as well as those in neighboring Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and create an Islamic state. But observers say that the government's harsh methods - in a country that has had a traditionally tolerant and secular Sunni Muslim population - are creating more radicals than they are...
  • Russian secret services created the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

    04/18/2006 7:08:06 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 20 replies · 688+ views
    Axis Information and Analysis ^ | 17 April 2006 | AIA staff
    "The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU – also called Islamic Movement of Turkestan – IMT) was formed in Tajikistan - with the help from the local authorities and, also importantly, with the Russian army and border guards keeping an eye on the process", the former members of the IMU living in Iran said to the journalists. When the United Tajik Opposition the IMU was an element of made peace with the secular authorities of Tajikistan, followers of the IMU were compelled to flee to Afghanistan via Outpost 4 where they were "assisted by Russian secret services". "Men from...
  • Central Asia: Is Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Really Back?

    02/02/2006 7:42:55 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 5 replies · 501+ views
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | 2/2/06 | Gulnoza Saidazimova
    Authorities in Central Asia suggest that an outlawed group responsible for terrorist attacks in the past poses a renewed threat in the region. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) was thought to have been largely destroyed in the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan. But officials in Tajikistan have blamed several recent incidents on the IMU, and they say the group has been increasingly active since an uprising was suppressed in neighboring Uzbekistan eight months ago. The most recent mention by Tajik officials came on 27 January from Abdugaffor Qalandarov, the chief prosecutor in Tajikistan's northern Soghd Province. Qalandarov was speaking...
  • US puts Uzbek Islamic group on its terrorist watch-list

    05/28/2005 6:07:51 AM PDT · by Wiz · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Yahoo & AFP ^ | 2005 May 26
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government said it has placed the Islamic Jihad Group on its list of international terrorist organizations, saying the group had carried out several bombings in the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan. This is a group you might not be familiar with, but it's active in Central Asia. It broke away from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and it is responsible for coordinated bombing attacks," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told reporters. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is a "specially designated global terrorist organization" listed by the United Nations. Boucher said the Islamic Jihad Group (IJG))...
  • Trapped Al-Qa'eda Leader Is Uzbek Mullah

    03/20/2004 6:09:54 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 265+ views
    Trapped al-Qa'eda leader is Uzbek mullah (Filed: 21/03/2004) Bin Laden's number two is no longer believed to be the man cornered in Pakistan. Massoud Ansari and Philip Sherwell report on the other leading al-Qa'eda figure suspected of leading the resistance. A tribal family flees from their home as Pakistani troops intensify their hunt for militants in Wana A radical Uzbek mullah who is one of Osama bin Laden's most important lieutenants is believed to be the senior al-Qa'eda figure leading the resistance to a ferocious five-day Pakistani offensive in Waziristan, the Telegraph has learned. As heavy artillery and Cobra helicopter...
  • Terror group unlikely harboring al-Zawahri

    03/20/2004 12:33:35 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 205+ views
    AP ^ | 3-20-04 | BURT HERMAN
    MOSCOW -- The hunt for terrorists on Pakistan's frontier appears to be narrowing on an Uzbek terror group that once trained in Afghanistan, but experts said it was unlikely to be sheltering al-Qaida commander Ayman al-Zawahri. The Pakistani army said Saturday that amid an offensive in South Waziristan, they have intercepted radio conversations mostly in Uzbek and Chechen. The region is the last believed refuge of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, or IMU, which seeks to overthrow the secular government of the former Soviet republic. IMU militants have become a part of the community in South Waziristan and married local...
  • U.S. applies new rules to 22 more 'terrorist'

    11/02/2001 4:01:47 PM PST · by CommiesOut · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 NOV 2001 | Reuters
    UPDATE 3 - U.S. applies new rules to 22 more 'terrorist' groups   (Adds comments by Rep. Tom Lantos, paragraphs 8-9) By Jonathan Wright WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday added 22 groups including Hamas and Hizbollah to the list of "terrorist" groups under tight financial controls introduced after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The main pro-Israeli lobbying organization in the United States applauded the decision, saying it showed the Bush administration intended to combat all forms of terrorism. Six groups -- al Qaeda and five allegedly associated groups -- came under the new rules in September. Al Qaeda, led by Saudi-born ...
  • Al Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing

    03/16/2002 3:33:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 36 replies · 1,040+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 3-17-2002 | By DAVID ROHDE and C. J. CHIVERS
    March 17, 2002 Al Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing By DAVID ROHDE and C. J. CHIVERS n Aug. 17, 1995, Amir Maawia Siddiqi, the son of a bookshop owner in a small village in Pakistan, set down his oath of allegiance to the jihad. "I, Amir Maawia Siddiqi, son of Abdul Rahman Siddiqi, state in the presence of God that I will slaughter infidels my entire life," he wrote. "And with the will of God I will do these killings in the supervision and guidance with Harkat ul-Ansar." He accepted a code name, Abu Rashid, signed his name...