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  • San Francisco drops out of FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

    03/03/2017 2:42:00 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | John Sexton
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between local police and the FBI aimed at uncovering and preventing terrorist plots before they happen. Last week the city of San Francisco announced it was suspending its cooperation with the JTTF. From Fox News: “In my opinion, the decision by the mayor and the police chief to withdraw the San Francisco Police Department from the JTTF is really narrow-minded,” said Mark Rossini, a retired FBI special agent, and founding executive of the National Counterterrorism Center, who served as a representative to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center. “Politics aside, and the mayor...
  • San Francisco's withdrawal from national terror intelligence network hikes risks, officials say

    03/03/2017 10:50:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman, William Lajeunesse
    Video at link. San Francisco has taken its defiance of the feds to a new level, ending its cooperation with the FBI in an anti-terror initiative begun after 9/11 - a move crtitics say could get innocent people killed. Critics say the sanctuary city by the bay's latest decision to forego cooperation with Washington, by dropping out of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, could put lives at risk. The JTTF has been credited with foiling 93 Islamist terrorist attacks and plots against the U.S. since 2001, including 12 this year, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. There are...
  • Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend about a possible pre-election terr

    11/07/2016 8:50:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 7 November 2016 | Ashley Collman for DailyMail.com and Reuters
    A civil rights organization says Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend over a pre-election terror threat. The FBI announced last week that it had received a threat from al Qaeda, planned for Monday. The threat targeted the states of New York, Virginia and Texas, but no further details were released. Over the weekend, the Council on American Islamic Relations received reports from Muslim-Americans in eight states, who said they were approached by FBI agents who wanted to speak to them about the alleged threat. Those states included California, Washington State, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kansas Oklahoma, Florida and Texas....
  • Sources: U.S. Intel Warning of Possible al Qaeda Atacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 11:09:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. Terrorism in the U.S. U.S. authorities are taking the threat seriously, though the sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed. Counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance...
  • FBI nabs 3 Palm Beach County men trying to join ISIS- used code words like ‘soccer team’

    07/23/2016 6:20:48 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 26 replies
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review ^ | July 23, 2016 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review Frieda Powers
    Three Florida men who were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS are now facing federal charges of conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State. The Palm Beach County men’s plot to travel to Syria to engage in “violent jihad” was thwarted, federal authorities said Friday.
  • Brazilian police arrest 10 people and hunt two more as they smash ISIS plan for attacks on Olympics

    07/21/2016 8:52:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Brazil's federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing 'acts of terrorism' at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana. A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate 'Known Wolf' Terrorism Problem

    07/14/2016 3:18:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Patrick Poole
    Why do Americans keep getting killed in terrorist attacks by individuals already known to and investigated by the FBI?That's the question that the Senate Intelligence Committee will look at over the next six months in the wake of the largest terror attack on American soil since 9/11 that killed 49 and wounded 53 more, where the Orlando killer had already been investigated twice before by the FBI.As I've reported here at PJ Media for nearly two years, the "Known Wolf" terrorism problem has extended to virtually every Islamic terrorist attack inside the U.S. occurring during the Obama administration.The New York...
  • The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing. Here's why

    07/14/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT · by keat · 38 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2016 3:00 A.M. PST | Del Quentin Wilber
    The veteran FBI agent and a local sheriff’s deputy took no chances when they got a credible tip about a potential terrorist. In a joint operation, they ran his name through a maze of federal criminal and terrorism databases and scrutinized his telephone records for suspicious contacts. Without a warrant, they couldn’t read his emails or listen to his calls. But they watched him from unmarked vehicles to track his daily routine and to see whom he met. They deployed two confidential informants more than a dozen times to secretly record his conversations. They interviewed him twice and convinced him...
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • 3 arrested in New York’s Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • “Islamic Refugee” With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County

    06/15/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 15, 2016
    Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an “Islamic refugee” pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm. The gas pipeline plans in the woman’s...
  • Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

    06/12/2016 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 152 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michael Daly, Justin Miller and Kate Zavadski
    Mateen was a 'known quantity' to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast. [Snip] The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation on Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced...
  • AMERICAN ISIS WANNABE NABBED IN ELABORATE STING, FBI SAYS

    05/24/2016 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | AARON KATERSKY
    Federal officials arrested a young New York City man today for allegedly supporting ISIS - the culmination of an elaborate FBI and NYPD sting operation in which the 22-year-old was duped by at least four undercover law enforcement agents, according to court documents. Bronx resident Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without incident. A criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleges that he helped a person he believed to be an ISIS recruit - who was in fact working for federal authorities - travel to Syria to fight with ISIS by giving advice and helping the...
  • Husband of Woman Arrested in Terror Plot Recounts What Happened When She Was Taken Into Custody

    04/03/2015 8:21:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NY1 ^ | 4/3
    NY1 Exclusive: Husband of Woman Arrested in Terror Plot Recounts What Happened When She Was Taken Into CustodyIn a story you'll only see on NY1, the husband of one of the women accused of plotting to bomb the city takes us inside their home and walks us through what happened when she was taken in to custody.Abu Bakr said his wife and two children were sleeping when federal agents came knocking early Thursday morning to arrest Noelle Velentzas on terrorism charges. "She was here sleeping on that side, and the little one here," Bakr said. Prosecutors say Velentzas and her...
  • Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission

    02/17/2012 11:04:44 AM PST · by exbrit · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/12 | Mike Levine
    Authorities have arrested a man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/17/feds-arrest-man-heading-to-us-capitol-for-suicide-mission/#ixzz1mfOJC9V5
  • Facebook chats alert authorities to Va. man's bomb threats [Muslim?]

    12/13/2010 2:24:47 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 7 replies
    An Arlington man is accused of threatening to set off bombs around D.C., including in the Metro system, but was caught through messages he sent on Facebook before a plot was developed. Awais Younis, who also goes by Sundullah "Sunny" Ghilzai as well as Mohhanmed Khan, was charged in federal court in Alexandria with making threatening communications. Younis, who was born in Afghanistan, used Facebook to threaten to set off explosives, according to an affidavit for his arrest by Joseph Lesinski, a special agent with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Authorities were tipped off to Younis by an unidentified...
  • Report: Times Square Bombing Suspect Planned Other NYC Attacks

    05/18/2010 10:45:22 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 509+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-18-10 | R.M. Schneiderman
    Had he succeeded in detonating a car bomb in Times Square earlier this month, Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed bombing, planned other attacks at major New York landmarks, WNYW reported Tuesday. Citing a person close to the investigation, the television station said Shahzad planned attacks at Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal and the World Financial Center. Shahzad also allegedly planned an attack against Sikorsky, a defense contractor based in Connecticut.
  • Two taken into custody as FBI conducts searches in Times Square probe

    05/13/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 430+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/13/10 | Laura Crimaldi, Laurel J. Sweet and O’Ryan Johnson
    Two people have been taken into custody on possible immigration violations following a sweep today in Watertown and at other locations across the Northeast in connection with the investigation into the attempted May 1 Times Square bombing, federal officials tell the Herald. FBI agents were also seen at two gas stations in Brookline - one on Harvard Street and another on Cypress Street. The agents were seen carefully examining a silver Honda at the Harvard Street station, but it is unclear whether the activity is related to the Times Square probe. FBI agents have also been seen at a home...
  • Analysts: Times Square Plot May Signify Terrorist Tactical Shift

    05/05/2010 10:49:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 379+ views
    VOA News ^ | May 5, 2010 | Gary Thomas
    The stunning events of September 11, 2001, were a potential template for future terrorist attacks. But since then, al-Qaida and its affiliates have been unable to mount a similar encore in the United States. The foiled Times Square attack may be a sign that these groups have been forced to shift tactics to smaller operations that are less spectacular, but are also harder to detect. Former CIA counterterrorism chief Robert Grenier says the failed Times Square bombing last Saturday may indicate that al-Qaida and its allies have abandoned more grandiose plans for the United States and are emphasizing smaller but...
  • Latest Updates: Times Square car bomb scare (Not a "lone wolf" as previously claimed)

    05/03/2010 6:50:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/3/2010 | cnn
    CNN has learned the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is considering the possibility that the incident in Times Square was more than just a lone wolf and that there is a connection to Pakistan according to a source familiar with the investigation. Investigators believe this was an intended terrorist attack to set off explosives in Times Square—that the individuals intended for the tanks to explode but didn’t have the expertise to detonate it.