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  • GABRIEL: ISIS is a threat beyond Iraq, with Shariah as worldwide aim

    06/26/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | Brigitte Gabriel
    There is a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the jihadist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which has been waging a terror campaign in those two nations for some time now, culminating most recently in the seizure of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. ... ISIS has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. This is very important to understand because this is a common goal of all the major jihadist organizations across the world. It is shared by al Qaeda, Hamas, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef,...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Published 1:16 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do about it. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28

    04/15/2011 3:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | ALI KOTARUMALOS
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. Though houses of worship are commonly targeted by militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, the attack in the West Java town of Cirebon was a first for Indonesia. Even former Jemaah Islamiyah members were outraged. "To attack Muslims as their performing Friday prayers?!" said Abu Ghifari, who quit the group because he disagreed with some of its doctrines. "It's a great sin!"
  • Terrorists Planned Car Bomb Attacks

    08/09/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    THE JAKARTA POST.com ^ | Mon, 08/09/2010 10:26 AM | Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    SNIPPET: "The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house. West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it. Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle were seized as evidence. One of the VCDs was titled Afghanistan jihad: The journey of the oppressed. Sutarman said the suspects had been involved in acts of...
  • Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist killed in Java raid

    09/18/2009 2:06:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 694+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | September 17, 2009 8:03 AM | By BILL ROGGIO
    Thank you Detachment 88. -Cindy # Nick Grace contributed to this report. PHOTO CAPTION: "A photo of Noordin Mohammed Top after he was killed during a raid in Java. The photo was taken with a cell phone. Photo provided by Nick Grace." SNIPPET: "Southeast Asia’s most wanted al Qaeda-linked terrorist has been killed during an overnight raid by counterterrorism police in Solo in Central Java, Indonesia. Police have confirmed that the elusive Noordin Mohammed Top has been killed along with four other terrorists during the assault on a safe house in Java." SNIPPET: "Within the past 24 hours, Indonesia's elite...
  • Explosives Used in Hotel Bombing 'Identical' to Those Used in Bali

    07/20/2009 3:18:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 924+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51265 ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009 | By Irwan Firdaus, Associated Press
    Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) - Explosive material recovered from the scene of two suicide bombings at hotels in the Indonesian capital is "identical" to that used by the Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah in earlier attacks, police said. An unexploded bomb left in a room of the J.W. Marriott in Jakarta resembled devices used in attacks on Bali and one found in a recent raid against the network on an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, national police spokesman told a news conference Sunday.
  • CIA Caught 'Off-Guard' By Jakarta Hotel Terror Attack

    07/17/2009 2:36:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies · 6,070+ views
    ABC News ^ | By BRIAN ROSS, MATTHEW COLE and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    U.S. intelligence officials were caught "off-guard" by the Friday terror attacks against two U.S.-based hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. A senior U.S. official told ABC News the attacks came as a "surprise." A second U.S. counter-terrorism official said the CIA and other intelligence agencies had given no indication to the White House of "any threat reporting in the last 18 months" involving the Indonesian al Qaeda affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah. "Any suggestion that the CIA has not taken the JI threat seriously in recent years is wrong," said a CIA spokesman. "No one from the CIA has ever said that this terrorist...
  • Guantanamo detainee Hambali is the mastermind of the Bali massacre and the attack against Christians

    03/16/2009 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 731+ views
    Asia News ^ | March 10, 2009 | Mathias Hariyadi
    Jakarta - Riduan “Hambali” Isamudin is the mastermind who planned the massacre in Bali in 2002, and the attacks against Christian churches and buildings in 2000. The accusation comes from Mubarok and Ali Imron, both members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), who say they are willing to testify against the operational chief of the Islamic fundamentalist movement in southeast Asia, who is being held in the detention center in Guantanamo. Mubarok and Ali Imron are being held in the prison in Jakarta, where they are serving a life sentence for their involvement in the attack against churches in the country. In...
  • Al Qaeda Suspect in London Terror Bombings Arrested in Pakistan

    01/21/2009 1:41:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,585+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    A Saudi Al Qaeda operative suspected of involvement in the London 7/7 attacks has been arrested in northwestern Pakistan, FOX News has confirmed. The operative, Zabi-ul-Taifi, was arrested with six other militants on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, Reuters reported. "Taifi is among those arrested today," an intelligence official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The nationalities of the other militants arrested are being established. One intelligence official told Reuters that it is believed Taifi was the "mastermind" of the July 7, 2005 bombings that rocked the London transportation system when homicide bombers set off explosions...
  • Malaysia releases Yazid Sufaat: al Qaeda WMD biologist, sponsored Moussaoui (etc)

    12/11/2008 3:04:11 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 7 replies · 1,316+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | Decmber 11, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    Yazid Sufaat helped Zacharias Moussaoui obtain the visa he used to enter the United States and funded him, housed two 9/11 hijackers while they were en route to the U.S., acquired tons of ammonium nitrate for the Singapore bombing plot, and, in 2001, attempted to obtain Anthrax for al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Now, he is walking around Malaysia a free man. Reuters, December 10, 2008: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) — Malaysia has released five men held on suspicion of terrorism, including one who has been linked to the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, the country’s home minister said...
  • PHILIPPINES : Pakistani linked to JI arrested

    12/03/2008 8:37:14 AM PST · by Qaz_W · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Business World Online ^ | December 4, 2008 | AFP
    COTABATO — Authorities in Mindanao have arrested a Pakistani with alleged links to a Southeast Asian extremist group for making bombs, it was announced yesterday. Muhammand Alpariz was arrested at his apartment in Shariff Kabunsuan province by joint police and military operatives on Tuesday, local 6th Infantry Division spokesman Lt. Col. Julieto Ando said. Found in his possession were "two 60-millimeter mortar shells rigged to improvised explosives devices" and two howitzer shells ready to be attached to similar bombs, said Southern Mindanao police head Chief Superintendent Pedro Tango. "These bombs, if exploded, would cause extensive damage," he added. "He did...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Young Radicals Divided

    10/25/2008 10:54:56 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 4 replies · 510+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Oct 26, 2008 | AFP
    BOYOLALI (Indonesia) - For the skullcapped students of the Darusy Syahadah Islamic school, there is no question that the three radical jihadis behind the 2002 bombings on Indonesia's Bali island are heroes. Sheltering from the equatorial sun on the steps of the school's mosque, the students crowd to offer their approval of bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra. Authorities said this week the three bombers will face the firing squad by early November for their role in the attack, which killed 202 people. 'They're holy warriors, that's how I respond, they're holy warriors,' said Sir Muhammad Royhan Syihabuddin Ar-Rohmi, a...
  • The 2002 Bali bombings masterminds blogging for Obama

    06/09/2008 1:29:01 AM PDT · by drzz · 33 replies · 193+ views
    Jemaah Islamiyah for Obama ^ | 06 09 2008 | drzz
    Jemaah islamiyah, a indonesian terror group, is responsible for numemous murders of Christians and the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, among them several australian tourists. A "Jemaah Islamiyah" blog opened to support Barack Obama.
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • At the Official Obama Site: 'Jemaah Islamiyah For Obama' (More Anti-Semitism at Obama's web site)

    06/08/2008 1:55:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,282+ views
    You’re not going to believe this one: Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Jemaah Islamiyah For Obama. Jemaah Islamiyah For Obama We are a group that supports social justice for our oppressed Muslim brothers all over the world. We support Barack Obama for President because he is sympathetic to the plight of Muslims. He is a man of integrity, who will not be bullied by the neo-cons and the zionists. He will stand up for our oppressed palestinian brothers and sisters, whose land is being illegally occupied by that evil zionist entity whose name I just...
  • Military claims to have found Dulmatin's body in Tawi-Tawi (Bali Bomber)

    02/19/2008 5:05:09 AM PST · by Dog · 25 replies · 366+ views
    gmanews.tv ^ | 2/19/08
    (Updated 8:30 a.m.) A body believed to be that of Indonesian terrorist leader Dulmatin, wanted for the October 2002 Bali bombings, was recovered Monday afternoon by a joint military team in Tawi-Tawi province. Intelligence reports said the body was found 1:30 p.m. at the vicinity of Sitio Salisit in Balimbing village, Panglima Sugala town in Tawi-Tawi. "(The) said corpse was jointly identified by informants with notable wounds in the head, chest and right foot to include clothing in physical characteristics matched with previous revelations," the report said. The body was exhumed for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing for confirmation. Reached for...
  • Philippines - Armed Forces confirm report Dulmatin hurt in clash (Bali bombing mastermind)

    08/15/2007 10:39:36 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 519+ views
    abs-cbnnews.com ^ | August 16, 2007
    Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Thursday confirmed reports that a Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) operative wanted for the 2002 deadly bombing in Bali, Indonesia was injured in an encounter with Army troops last August 9 in Sulu province. Esperon said the military has received reliable information confirming that Indonesian terror suspect Dulmatin sustained injuries after fighting alongside Abu Sayyaf members against government troops in Maimbung town. Aside from Dulmatin, the military also believes that Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Doc Abu was wounded while his son was killed in the encounter. Dulmatin is a 32-year-old Indonesian electronics expert suspected...
  • South Bay Man Arrested For Al Qaeda Ties

    08/04/2007 11:02:15 PM PDT · by esryle · 15 replies · 2,204+ views
    SAN JOSE, Aug. 3, 2007 (KGO) - We're learning more about the terrorist accusations against a San Jose man. Police say he has ties to al Qaeda and that his brother is one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists. Rahmat Abdhir has lived on Sunwood Drive in San Jose since 2003. The FBI raided his house yesterday. Rahmat's younger brother is Zulkifli Abdhir, a fugitive terrorist living in the Philippines with an alleged leadership role in the al Qaeda affiliated terror group called Jemaah Islamiyah. A 16-count indictment accuses the two men of working together to further terrorist acts. Rahmat's...
  • CA: Brothers indicted on terrorism-related charges

    08/02/2007 7:14:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 318+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/2/07 | Jason Dearen - ap
    Two brothers were indicted Thursday on terrorism-related charges after one allegedly provided money, guns and two-way radios to the other who was battling troops in the Philippines as a member of a terrorist group. FBI agents arrested Rahmat Abdhir, 43, of San Jose, outside his office in Sunnyvale on Thursday morning, federal authorities said. His brother, Zulkifli Abdhir, 41, remains at large in the Philippines, and is wanted on a $5 million reward. Both were charged in a 16-count indictment including conspiracy to support terrorists. Rahmat Abdhir also was charged with making false statements and contributing goods and services to...
  • CA: San Jose man and brother indicted for providing support to terrorists

    08/02/2007 6:40:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Two men, including a San Jose resident, have been indicted on charges they provided support to terrorists in the Philippines, the Department of Justice announced this afternoon. Zulkifli Abdhir - aka "Zulkifli Bin Abdul Hir," aka "Hulagu," aka "Marwan" - was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. He is a fugitive and is believed to be in the Philippines, according to the DOJ. Abdhir's brother, San Jose resident Rahmat Abdhir, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, providing material to terrorists, contributing goods and services to a Specially...
  • Growing Links Seen Among Southeast Asian Islamists; Southern Thailand Affected

    07/01/2007 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Posting · 10 replies · 337+ views
    Wold Politics Review. ^ | June, 27, 2007
    Growing Links Seen Among Southeast Asian Islamists; Southern Thailand Affected Graham Lees | Bio | 27 Jun 2007 World Politics Review Exclusive SINGAPORE -- Evidence is growing that threads of homespun Islamicextremism in seven countries of Southeast Asia are weaving links amongeach other. Malay Muslim insurgentsfighting an increasingly violent conflict in southern Thailand, forexample, now appear to be receiving assistance from Islamists elsewherein Southeast Asia. The thread appears to loosely wind through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia and even tightly controlled Burma. Mention of terrorism in this region and the international community automatically thinks of the Bali bombings,...
  • INDONESIA: TERROR LEADER ARREST COULD SHED LIGHT ON WORKINGS OF JEMAAH ISLAMIYAH

    06/13/2007 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 241+ views
    AKI ^ | 6/13/07
    Jakarta, 13 June (AKI) - The confirmation of the arrest in Indonesia of Abu Dujana, the military leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group, could help the authorities understand the link between JI and Noordin Mohammed Top, the Malaysian national considered the mastermind behind a series of bomb attacks in Indonesia, said Sidney Jones, the Southeast Asia director of the International Crisis Group in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). "If he talked, it could help a lot in gaining insights into how JI operates and what the link with Noordin is," Jones told AKI. "But, in any case,...
  • TERRORISM: ARREST OF JEMAAH ISLAMIYAH LEADER 'ONLY SYMBOLIC'

    06/11/2007 12:51:34 PM PDT · by Valin · 1 replies · 357+ views
    AKI ^ | 6/11/07
    Jakarta, 11 June (AKI) - If it is confirmed, the arrest of one of Indonesia's most wanted terrorists and alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror group, Abu Dujana, is only symbolic and will not really change the current objectives of the group, said Ken Conboy, a regional terrorism expert in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). "In the last few years, JI has switched its focus and it is now much more interested in recruiting and rebuilding, rather than bombing," said Conboy who is also the author of "The Second Front: Inside Asia’s Most Dangerous Terrorist Network", a book...
  • Aide to Indonesian terrorist arrested

    06/10/2007 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 181+ views
    The Age ^ | 6/10/07
    Authorities have arrested a close aide to Indonesia's most wanted terrorist, shooting the suspect in the leg as he tried to escape a raid on his hide-out, police said. "Yusron Ahmahmud was wounded but is in good condition," national police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto told The Associated Press. "He is being questioned by police." "I can confirm he is a close aide to Abu Dujana," he said, referring to the alleged leader of the al-Qaeda-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah. The arrest occurred at a rented house in Kebarongan, a village in Central Java province, Adiwinoto said, adding that he hoped Ahmahmud...
  • Philippines - JI bomber’s children under military custody (Bali bomber Dulmatin)

    05/11/2007 2:50:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 392+ views
    Inquirer.net (Philippines) ^ | May 11, 2007 | Julie Alipala, Joel Guinto
    (UPDATE 4) ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Soldiers have taken into custody the four children of Indonesian bomb suspect Dulmatin during a raid in Simunul Island off Tawi-Tawi on Thursday evening, authorities said. Commodore Emilio Marayag, commander of Naval Forces South, said the children, aged 2,5,7 and 9, were found inside a house in Bacung village that was raided by a composite team of troops from the Second Marine Battalion, the Military Intelligence Group (MIG) 9, and the police Special Action Force (SAF). Marayag said the caretakers of the house, Nursitti and Kilsitta, were also taken into custody after the...
  • Indonesian Militant Condemns Bombings

    03/17/2007 7:47:36 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/17/07
    Muslim militants behind a series of bombings in Indonesia in recent years are damaging the cause of radical Islam in the country, an alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant group said, highlighting a split in extremist ranks. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Abu Rusdan also said that small terror groups working independently and influenced by Internet teachings were likely to launch more attacks against Western targets in the world's most populous Muslim nation. "Muslims who have experience in jihad and received an education in it feel obliged to practice it where ever they are," Rusdan said...
  • Preachers, Revenge Push Indonesia Terror

    02/18/2007 6:09:21 PM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 298+ views
    CBS / AP ^ | 2/18/07 | CHRIS BRUMMITT
    Extremist preachers, revenge for killings of relatives push Indonesian militants to terror --------------------------------------- (AP) Basri sports a crude tattoo of Mickey Mouse on his wrist and spent his youth drinking alcohol and jamming to Nirvana songs in a rock band. He was never religious, and even now struggles to remember verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book. Yet until his arrest this month, the 30-year-old was one of Indonesia's most wanted Islamic militants. He was accused in the beheadings of three Christian girls and a string of other attacks on Sulawesi island, a key terror front in the world's most...
  • Indonesia - Bashir's Bali bomb conviction overturned

    12/21/2006 1:26:03 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2006
    Indonesia's Supreme Court has overturned militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir's conviction on conspiracy charges in the 2002 Bali bombings. The verdict clears his name since he has already served his two-and-a-half year sentence. "The court today decided to uphold Bashir's judicial review," chief judge German Hoediarto said on Thursday.
  • Philippines - More US troops eyed to confront Moro rebels

    11/11/2006 12:22:10 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 391+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | November 11, 2006
    A senior US official on Friday raised the prospect of increasing US military deployments in Mindanao to confront Moro extremists who Washington says threaten regional stability. US Special Forces troops are known to deployed on a rotational basis in the Muslim southwestern portion of the former US colony. Although the 1987 Constitution bars them from actual combat, they have been providing intelligence, equipment, and training to elite troops combating extremist groups such as the Abu Sayyaf and their Jemaah Islamiyah allies from neighboring Indonesia. "We have a very good pace and rhythm of exercises. I think there may be...
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Wife of Indonesian suspect says Philippines target for attacks

    10/07/2006 9:56:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 461+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | October 7 2006
    Excerpt from report in English by Roel Pareno carried by Philippine newspaper The Philippine Star website on 7 October The wife of a top Indonesian terrorist claimed that the Philippines is a "prime target" for attacks by the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group because the country was one of the first to support the US-led war against terror after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US, military officials said yesterday. The revelation by Istiada Oemar Sovie, alias Amenah Toha, the wife of suspected Jemaah Islamiyah Dulmatin, who uses only one name, came during her tactical interrogation. Sovie was captured...
  • US Treasury names suspected al Qaeda fund-raisers

    08/03/2006 12:57:36 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 6 replies · 840+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | August 3, 2006 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday named the Philippine and Indonesian branches of the International Islamic Relief Organization as fund-raisers for al Qaeda and other terror groups. It also designated one of the Saudi-based organization's high-ranking officials, Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil, as a fund-raiser for al Qaeda. The action means that no American can have any dealings with the two branches of the organization or with Al-Mujil and that any assets they have in the United States will be frozen. "Al-Mujil has a long record of supporting Islamic militant groups, and he has maintained a cell...
  • A Terror Strike, Choreographed on a Computer (Outrageous how-to plant a bomb: NYT)

    07/02/2006 9:11:30 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 30 replies · 1,159+ views
    New York Treasonous Times ^ | 07/02/06 | RAYMOND BONNER
    JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 2 — The bombs should be small and placed in day packs, making them harder to detect. The bombers should dress like tourists. They should not bother targeting hotels because security is too tight. Instead they should consider restaurants, discos and theaters. A police officer searched the site of one of the bombings in Bali on Oct. 2, 2005. The blasts killed 20 people. A thorough survey should be done in advance by the bombers themselves. That way, they are more familiar with the sites, and no one is left behind to be hunted later by the...
  • (Philippines) RP, US forge new security deal

    05/23/2006 1:22:32 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 424+ views
    http://www.philstar.com ^ | 5 24 06 | Ana Marie Pamintuan
    The government will unveil today a new security arrangement with the United States that will allow US military involvement in addressing "non-traditional threats" including terrorism, piracy, disease outbreaks and natural disasters. Philippine security officials emphasized that the new arrangement is not a treaty but an "institutional framework" that will cover issues not specifically cited in the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) and the Visiting Forces Agreement between the two countries. The Philippine government proposed the crafting of the framework about a year ago. Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz, a lawyer, noted that the MDT commits both countries to come to each other’s...
  • TERRORISM: BALI ATTACKERS THREATEN AUSTRALIA, ITALY, UK, AND U.S. (video found)

    11/17/2005 9:07:32 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 530+ views
    ADNKI ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | AKI
    Jakarta, 17 Nov. (AKI) - Britain, Italy, Australia and America have been warned "you will be the target of our next attack", in a video found in Indonesia featuring a masked man believed to be a key leader from the group accused of organising the Bali bombings. The video, which Indonesia's top police chief said appeared, from the man's accent, to show Noordin Mohamad Top from the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group, was found, along with several other tapes, during a raid on a recently-abandoned hideout in the central Java province. "As long as you keep your troops in Iraq and...
  • Indonesia - Masked terrorist claims Bali suicide bombings, threatens U.S. and Australia

    11/16/2005 9:03:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 296+ views
    The recorder of the perpetrators's Video of the Bali Bombing began to be presented The recorder of the video that contained the statement of three perpetrators of the bali bombing on October 1 began to be shown. Vice President Jusuf Kalla together with 12 Muslim scholars from East Java witnessed this video, on Wednesday night (16/11), in Vice President's service residence. In this video of the perpetrators was that made use of Arabic, the Javanese language and Indonesian. Basically they gave the reason why did the suicide bomb, the centipede to the family but also said that they will...
  • Suspected Palestinian terror trainer arrested in Zambo

    11/14/2005 2:28:00 AM PST · by Actuality · 449+ views
    SunStar ^ | March 31, 2005
    Suspected Palestinian terror trainer arrested in ZamboMANILA -- Authorities have arrested a Palestinian man who allegedly trained al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf guerrillas in the past and returned to the Philippines for a possible terror mission, government officials said Thursday. Fawas Ajjur, whom security officials suspect may be an al-Qaida operative, was arrested Saturday in Zamboanga City as he arrived after a baffling, circuitous journey that took him to Russia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, the officials said. Ajjur did not have a visa and was taken into custody by immigration agents at the Zamboanga airport, Immigration Commissioner Alipio Fernandez Jr. said....
  • Re-Examining Jemaah Islamiyah in the Wake of the Zawahiri Letter

    11/12/2005 2:02:29 PM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 434+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | 11/3/05 | Jonathan Ross-Harrington
    On October 11, 2005, the website of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence posted a letter believed to be from al-Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri to Iraqi insurgent leader and commander of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Dated July 9, 2005, this letter provided not only a window into al-Qaeda’s strategic outlook, but also showed the significance it places on the outcome of the war in Iraq and obtaining popular support within the larger context of global jihad [1]. Assuming the letter is genuine, a re-examination of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) as a node within this wider movement is necessary. The...
  • Asia's most wanted turn more extremist: expert(virulent splinter faction in Indonesia)

    10/04/2005 5:31:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 10/04/05
    Asia's most wanted turn more extremist: expert BALI BOMBINGS: Sidney Jones said there are indications that ad hoc networks of Jemaah Islamiyah followers may be morphing into a more structured `combat unit' AFP , KUTA, INDONESIA Tuesday, Oct 04, 2005,Page 5 Advertising Two fugitive Malaysians wanted for deadly bombings in Indonesia appear to be splitting from the extremist Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group to form an even more hardline force, an expert said yesterday. Azahari Husin and Noordin Mohammad Top are two of Asia's most wanted men and linked to JI, the group blamed for the Bali bombings which killed 202...
  • 25 Killed, 100 Wounded in Bali Explosions

    10/01/2005 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies · 1,463+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 01, 2005 at 13:46:41 PDT | RWAN FIRDAUS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Terrorists targeted the Indonesian tropical resort of Bali for the second time in three years Saturday with coordinated bombings that devastated seafood and noodle restaurants packed with foreigners, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 100. The blasts came a month after Indonesia's president warned of possible terrorist attacks. Two Americans were among the wounded. Saturday's near-simultaneous blasts at two seafood cafes on Jimbaran beach and a three-story noodle and steakhouse in downtown Kuta occurred almost three years to the day that bombings blamed on Islamic militants killed 202 people, mostly foreigners in Bali....
  • Explosions rock Indonesia's Bali, at least 3 dead

    10/01/2005 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 255+ views
    Abs-Cbnnews (Philippines) ^ | 10/02/05 | staff
    BALI, Indonesia - Up to four explosions rocked popular tourist areas on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday, killing at least three people and wounding dozens more, local media and witnesses said. At least three people died in one of the blasts in the Kuta beach area, police on the scene said. One witness told El Shinta radio that there were at least 30 casualties at another blast in the Jimbaran Beach area, although he did not say if any victims were dead. One hospital said at least 40 injured people had been brought in. The blasts --...
  • Breaking News: Terrorists Explode Three Bombs In Bali Resort Area

    10/01/2005 7:19:48 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 32 replies · 1,556+ views
    AllHeadlineNews ^ | Oct 1, 2005 | Douglas Maher
    Bali, Indonesia (AHN) - Reports surface that a series of terror related explosions have struck the resort area of Bali late Saturday night. Reports indicate multiple injuries have occurred but no reports of fatalities. Local television and radio stations reports there were as many as four near-simultaneous explosions near tourist areas on Bali. El Shinta radio reports that at least three blasts rocked Jimbaran beach, which is lined with seafood restaurants commonly frequented by tourists. Another explosion struck downtown Kuta, about 28 km away, the station says. In 2003, terrorists from the Jemaah Islamiyah militant group attacked the J.W. Marriott...
  • 9/11 and the Lies Terrorists Tell

    09/11/2004 2:28:45 PM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 633+ views
    Zionism, Israel, Politics, and Aliya (blog) ^ | 11 Sepetmber 2004 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Saturday, September 11, 2004 9/11 and the Lies Terrorists Tell Three years ago today Islamist al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four airliners bound for New York and Washington, crashing them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A second target in Washington was spared when heroic passengers on a doomed flight attacked the terrorists and crashed the plane rather than allowing the attack to proceed. The 9/11 attacks awakened a sleeping giant. The United States mobilized for a new war. The truth is that the war had been going on for many years but few Americans had paid it much notice....
  • Indonesia - Jakarta court sentences embassy bomber to death

    09/13/2005 1:46:24 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Reuters | September 13, 2005
    An Indonesian court has sentenced to death the main defendant on trial over last year's suicide car bombing outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta that killed 10 people. Iwan Dharmawan, alias Rois, stood up waving his fist in the air and shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) after the verdict was read out. Prosecutors had accused Rois of buying the vehicle and other materials used in the bombing, and of recruiting the driver who drove the vehicle. They had also said Rois, 30, worked closely with the accused masterminds of the strike, Malaysians Azahari bin Husin and Noordin M...
  • Anti-U.S. Terror Threat Grows in Philippines (alliance between terrorist groups)

    04/21/2005 3:52:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 525+ views
    FOX News ^ | April 21, 2005
    Anti-U.S. Terror Threat Grows in Philippines April 21, 2005 By Dan Springer MANILA, Philippines — Security experts see growing signs of a link between Al Qaeda (search) and home-grown terrorists in the Philippines, raising fears that attacks against the United States could be launched from a country that used to be a U.S. colony. "The terrorist threat in the Philippines has gone to a high point, especially with the concentration of Al Qaeda morphed into a group called Jemaah Islamiyah (search)," said Gen. Avelino Razon, director of the Philippine National Police. Intelligence reports indicate that longtime separatist groups that have...
  • The suspects lived in Indy as teen-agers during the 1960's (Philippines terror arrest)

    12/31/2003 6:23:47 AM PST · by Miss Marple · 36 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | December 31, 2003 | Fred Kelly and Tim Evans
    <p>An Indianapolis family kept vigil Tuesday awaiting news of two brothers they say are wrongly being held in the Philippines for suspected ties to terrorists.</p> <p>"This is like a (bad) dream," said Pamela Stubbs Thornton, a sister of the detained men, Michael Ray Stubbs and Jamil Daud Mujahid.</p>
  • Ex-UC lab worker (at Livermore nuclear lab) held in terror case.

    12/31/2003 3:33:51 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 294+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 31, 2003 | Henry K. Lee
    <p>A former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee and his brother face deportation from the Philippines after their arrest in that country for suspected links to Muslim rebels and charities tied to al Qaeda, authorities said Tuesday.</p> <p>Michael Ray Stubbs, 55, of Antioch, who worked at the nuclear-weapons laboratory for 10 years ending in 2000, and his brother, James Stubbs, 56, a convert to Islam, were taken into custody on immigration violation charges Dec. 13 in the town of Tanza in Cavite province.</p>
  • Terror Suspect Details Training, Plots~in the Philippines

    03/23/2005 10:21:08 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 338+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 23, 2005 at 7:03:52 PST | JIM GOMEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A terror suspect on Wednesday said the southern Philippines has become a major training ground for regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah - graduating 23 bomb experts just days ago - and a refuge for Indonesians involved in major attacks, including the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings. Rohmat, arrested last week as an alleged Jemaah Islamiyah operative in the Philippines, told The Associated Press that he had trained new recruits of the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group and said its leaders were plotting more bombings and kidnappings. Details provided by the 26-year-old Indonesian martial arts expert showed a close...