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  • 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.
  • Christian militia accused of plotting to kill cops

    03/29/2010 6:08:18 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 85 replies · 1,811+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 29, 5:48 PM (ET) | By COREY WILLIAMS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    DETROIT (AP) - Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral - all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government....
  • Militia members arrested in Sun. raid to be charged today (Vague Charges)

    03/29/2010 2:56:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies · 1,578+ views
    MashGet.com ^ | Mar 29
    Federal prosecutors plan to unseal charges today against members of a self-described Christian militia arrested Saturday and Sunday in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. At least seven people were taken into custody in raids by an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force as part of an investigation into an Adrian-based unit of the Hutaree, a group that professes it is training in modern armed combat techniques for a prophesized coming battle with the Antichrist.
  • Va. man arrested with arsenal, map of NY Army base (Fort Drum)

    01/26/2010 4:20:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 739+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A call from a convenience store clerk about a suspicious person led to an arrest and a frightening discovery: The man was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a loaded assault rifle and four magazines of ammunition. Back in the man's motel room, authorities found a grenade launcher, more rifles, a night-vision scope and, ominously, a map of the Fort Drum Army base in upstate New York. Prosecutors have not said what 43-year-old Lloyd Woodson was doing with the arsenal. The FBI said Woodson did not appear to have any connection to terrorist groups. But the...
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • Bedford Co. deputy stops man on terror watch list(Virginia)

    01/07/2010 5:06:32 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 11 replies · 762+ views
    WSLS10 ^ | 1/7/09
    Bedford County Deputy Jeff Quarles stopped a tractor trailer on 501 between Big Island and Coleman Falls in October. During the routine safety inspection, Quarles ran the driver’s information and discovered the man is on a terrorist watch list. Quarles could not arrest the man because he hadn’t broken any laws. Quarles was able to collect information the FBI can use to track the driver.
  • Statewide Anthrax Scare- Suspicious powder mailed to 3 Alabama Republican Congressmen

    01/04/2010 11:46:35 AM PST · by BP2 · 62 replies · 3,203+ views
    WKRG News ^ | Mon, Jan 04, 2010 - 1:05 pm CST | Jamie Burch
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating a statewide anthrax scare. Local lawmakers are among the targets. Letters with white powder were sent to the offices of Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and Congressman Jo Bonner around the state. The 15th floor of the RSA Tower in downtown Mobile, where one of Bonner's offices is located, has been evacuated as a precaution. So has Bonner's office in Foley. It's located in a shopping center on McKenzie Street. More than a dozen businesses, including the News 5 bureau, have also been evacuated. The FBI says everything they've tested so...

    11/13/2009 1:36:36 PM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 886+ views
    Dakota Beacon ^ | 13 nov 09 | MARK STEYN
    Shortly after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how no one would ever hijack an American airliner ever again – not because of new security arrangements but because an alert citizenry was on the case: We were hip to their jive. The point appeared to be proved three months later on a US-bound Air France flight. The “Shoebomber” attempted to light his footwear, and the flight attendants and passengers pounced. As the more boorish commentators could not resist pointing out, even the French guys walloped him. But the years go by, and the mood shifts. You didn’t have...
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • Sources: Pentagon worker investigated Hasan last year, found nothing amiss

    11/10/2009 3:48:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 900+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Allahpundit
    I think this is new information, but honestly, the sheer volume of missed red flags has led me to lose track. We already knew that the FBI shrugged off Hasan’s e-mails to jihadbot preacher Aulaqi, but did we know that a Pentagon investigator operating as part of the joint terrorism task force did the same thing? If we didn’t, we do now. Two officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case on the record said the Washington-based joint terrorism task force overseen by the FBI was notified of communications between Hasan and a...

    10/21/2009 1:40:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 321+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 20, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE STAFF MEMBERS Joint Terrorism Task Force Headquarters New York, New York 4:24 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please be seated. Thank you so much. It is great to be here today and I am honored to spend some time with the men and women who are working so hard, around the clock, to keep not only this city but also this country...
  • FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S. In Near Future

    10/04/2009 12:43:48 PM PDT · by Psion · 21 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Oct. 9, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    Your Taxi Driver Might Be A Terrorist!!! Somali Americans Become National Security Problem!!! By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. thelastcrusade.org A group affiliated with al Qaeda could strike the United States in the near future. That’s grim assessment of FBI Director Robert Mueller, who spoke this week at a meeting of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Mueller’s remarks represent the first time a senior law enforcement or intelligence official has stated on the record that the al-Shabaab, a Muslim terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda, is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia. During...
  • Patriot Act Spares New York Terror Attack

    09/28/2009 11:33:00 AM PDT · by holy joe · 23 replies · 1,260+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9-28-09 | James Hirsen
    Unbelievable. While serving up caf and decaf, the java guy was secretly working to commit mass murder. Cream and sugar with your terrorist attack, madam? Glazed or jelly donut with your bomb blast, sir? The recent arrest of suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi reminds us all of the important role surveillance plays in safeguarding our people and our nation. Zazi is in custody on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. He was accused last week of conspiring to launch a bombing attack in America with the help of some common beauty supplies and insidious training from al-Qaida in...
  • Officials: NY men being watched in terrorism probe

    09/30/2009 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies · 211+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/30/09 | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    A "handful" of men in New York are possible associates of the chief suspect in a suspected plot to use homemade bombs to attack New York City commuter trains, and investigators have them under heavy surveillance, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Investigators are still hunting for additional players and expect to make more arrests than just the chief suspect, 24-year-old Denver airport shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi, according to an official who declined to discuss when that might happen or how many people are under scrutiny.
  • Police: NYC imam tipped off terror suspect

    09/21/2009 7:47:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 3,242+ views
    upi ^ | Sept. 21, 2009
    A New York City Muslim imam, who acted as a police informant, betrayed his handlers by tipping off a terrorism suspect... Ahmad Wais Afzali, of the New York borough of Queens, was among three men arrested during the weekend in connection with an alleged bombing plot... The documents show that Zazi, 24, of Denver, abruptly left New York and returned to Colorado after having wiretapped phone conversations with the imam, which the FBI alleges contained talk of how police were interested in Zazi... Zazi attended an al-Qaida terrorism training camp in Pakistan and was arrested in possession of notes detailing...
  • Feds unsure if arrest of Najibullah Zazi and two others has foiled al-Qaeda terror plot

    09/21/2009 2:12:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1,060+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | September 20th 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    Federal agents from Denver and New York to Pakistan are still racing to solve an Al Qaeda bomb plot, unsure whether the arrest of three suspects has put the terror gang out of business. "They're still looking," a senior counterterror official told the Daily News. As to whether they have identified all the conspirators, "nobody knows the answer for sure," ... Also nabbed for lying to feds was Flushing mosque Imam Ahmad Wais Afzali, 37, an NYPD snitch who the FBI says alerted Zazi and his father, Mohammed, 53, after cops quizzed him about the son. The senior official said...
  • FBI: Active terror cell aimed at “real deal” NYC attack ( ZAZI meant to do Damage )

    09/21/2009 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 1,438+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1:36 pm on September 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Two new reports from ABC and the Washington Post underscore the “real deal” nature of the al-Qaeda terror cell uncovered this month in a flurry of arrests and search warrants.  Sources within the investigation now claim that Najibullah Zazi left his fingerprints all over evidence that points to a terrorist attack, which may account for his reported flirtation with a plea bargain.  Others tell ABC that they haven’t yet identified all the plotters: Investigators said they found notes describing how to make bombs in the handwriting of an airport shuttle driver arrested as part of a terrorism investigation, and they...
  • FBI Arrests Three Men in Terror Plot that Targeted New York (Queens mosque leader, too...)

    09/20/2009 7:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies · 977+ views
    The FBI arrested three men overnight on charges they lied to federal agents during an investigation of a terror plot against New York City that authorities say was "the real deal." Agents in Denver arrested Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year old airport shuttle driver, who authorities say appears to be the ringleader of the alleged plot. Also charged with lying to the FBI was Zazi's father, Mohammed Zazi. In New York, the FBI arrested the leader of a Queens mosque, Ahmad Afzali, who authorities allege had been a New York police department informant but "went bad" and tipped off Zazi, his...
  • Muslims in Colorado Uneasy Over Terror Inquiry

    09/19/2009 9:24:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 44 replies · 2,178+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | DAN FROSCH
    AURORA, Colo. — Djilali Kacem tugged at his beard and surveyed the warehouse of Islamic books he helps oversee near Denver International Airport. “The government should know better by now,” said Mr. Kacem, an imam at a local mosque. “It has been eight years since Sept. 11 and our government still overacts sometimes when it comes to Muslims.” As an investigation into a possible terrorist plot against New York City focused increasingly last week on a local Afghani shuttle bus driver, some Muslims in and around this Denver suburb have grown uneasy, saying they are concerned that law-enforcement officials are...
  • Denver Man Admits to a Possible Al Qaeda Connection, Officials Say

    09/18/2009 6:44:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 525+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | DAVID JOHNSTON and AL BAKER
    The Denver shuttle bus driver at the center of a federal terrorism investigation has begun to cooperate with the authorities, admitting that he had perhaps unwittingly crossed paths in Pakistan with extremists allied with Al Qaeda, according to government officials briefed on the case. The officials did not indicate whether the admissions of the man, Najibullah Zazi, made during three days of intense questioning by F.B.I. agents in Denver, clarified whether he had directly engaged in terrorist activity. And it is not known whether his account could mean he will be charged with any wrongdoing. But Mr. Zazi’s discussions with...
  • Source: Colo. Man in Suspected NYC Subway Plot Admits Ties to Al Qaeda

    09/18/2009 1:56:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1,185+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    DEVELOPING: The man under FBI investigation for alleged ties to a New York subway terror plot has admitted he has ties to Al Qaeda and is in negotiations to plead guilty to a terror charge, a source familiar with the investigation told FOX News.
  • Aurora man shocked at scrutiny stemming from N.Y. terror probe (Najibullah Zazi)

    09/15/2009 8:19:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies · 672+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9/15/09 | John Ingold and Jeremy P. Meyer
    A Colorado man reported to be under investigation in a multi-state anti-terror probe said Tuesday he is no terrorist and expressed shock over the sudden scrutiny. Quoting an unnamed law enforcement source, the Associated Press reported Tuesday evening that Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old airport shuttle driver from Aurora, is under surveillance in connection with a possible plot to make homemade bombs. Federal agents raided three homes in New York City early Monday as part of the investigation. But Zazi, who spoke at length to The Denver Post Tuesday from the doorway of his southeast Aurora apartment, said he is not...
  • Colo. man denies terrorist ties after NYC raids

    09/15/2009 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies · 526+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | September 15, 2009 | TOM HAYS and P. SOLOMON BANDA
    A Colorado man who's the target of a terrorism probe that led to several police raids in New York City denies he did anything wrong. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press Tuesday that the FBI had put Najibullah (Nah-JEEB'-ull-ah) Zazi (ZAH'-zee) under surveillance in connection with a suspected plot to make homemade bombs. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and insisted on anonymity. Zazi told The Associated Press in a Denver suburb that he had recently visited New York and knows he's under investigation. But he says he's innocent.
  • Terror Probe Leads to Raid of New York City Building (Queens resident's alleged interest in WMD's?)

    09/14/2009 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 470+ views
    wsj.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | CAM SIMPSON and EVAN PEREZ
    Authorities executed search warrants and seized evidence early Monday morning at locations in the Queens borough of New York City as part of a terrorism investigation, according to a senior official familiar with the case. This person said some counterterrorism officials were concerned that the individual at the center of the investigation may have had access to, or an interest in acquiring, materials that could be used for a chemical, biological or radiological device. One aspect of the probe involves whether the person had some contact or connections with suspicious individuals overseas, the official said. He stressed that the investigation...
  • UPDATE 5-New York Homes Searched in Terrorism Probe

    09/14/2009 4:49:40 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 9 replies · 508+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 14Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    This is an update to the "New York Residences Raided in Terrorism Probe" post. UPDATE 5-New York homes raided in terrorism probe * No imminent danger, congressmen say * Focus on one man who met with people in Queens * Apartment shared by five Afghan men searched - witness * Militant ideology sympathetic to al Qaeda detected - NYT
  • New York residences raided in terrorism probe

    09/14/2009 12:43:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 875+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement agents have raided residences in New York City as part of a terrorism investigation, and are preparing to brief Congress about the investigation. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirms that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens on Monday by agents of a joint terrorism task force.
  • Official: NYC Raids Disrupted Possible Terror Attack - Al Qaeda Suspect Tracked to New York

    09/14/2009 3:11:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,643+ views
    Authorities raided properties in New York City today in an effort that was intended to disrupt the plans of a terror suspect whose travels had been tracked by the FBI, according to an official briefed on the raids. "He was being watched and concern grew as he met with a group of individuals in Queens over the weekend," said Congressman Pete King (R-NY). "The FBI went to court late last night for an emergency warrant to conduct the raids this morning." A resident in the neighborhood said there was police activity around 2 a.m. Monday. Officials said the execution of...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • Quogue Woman Charged With Photographing Air Base [Long Island]

    08/02/2009 10:04:17 PM PDT · by bornred · 12 replies · 1,203+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | 8/1/2009 | Patrick Kelton
    A Quogue woman with two guns in her car was arrested after she was found taking pictures of the Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach on Thursday night, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. Nancy Genovese, 49, who had an XM-15 assault rifle and a shot gun along with a cache of ammunition in her car, was took photos of the perimeter of the base at Gebreski Airport on a number of prior occasions as well, guardsman reportedly told deputy sheriffs. A Southampton Town Police officer spotted Genovese when she returned after she had been warned not to...
  • 7 North Carolina men charged as international "jihad" group

    07/28/2009 8:26:32 AM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies · 1,974+ views
    AP ^ | 07/28/2009 | MIKE BAKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina father who led an unobtrusive rural life as a drywall contractor had militant roots dating back to 1980s Afghanistan and Pakistan and secretly led a U.S. group plotting international terrorism, federal prosecutors said. Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, was arrested Monday with his two sons and four other North Carolina men. Prosecutors accused them of military-style training at home and plotting "violent jihad" through a series of terror attacks abroad.... It is unclear when Boyd and his family returned to the U.S., but in March 2006, Boyd traveled to Gaza and attempted to introduce his...
  • FBI planning a bigger role in terrorism fight

    05/28/2009 10:28:41 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 10 replies · 480+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 28, 2009 | Josh Meyer
    Reporting from Washington -- The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions. Under the "global justice" initiative, which has been in the works for several months, FBI agents will have a central role in overseas counter-terrorism cases. They will expand their questioning of suspects and evidence-gathering to try to ensure that criminal prosecutions are an option, officials familiar with the effort said.
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 27, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    WASHINGTON—Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. All defendants are presently in federal custody. “Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and local levels....
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. "Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and...
  • FBI Watching Somali Muslims in D.C.

    05/24/2009 6:17:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 1,521+ views
    wnd.com ^ | May 23, 2009 | Paul Sperry
    Fearing the next terror attack could emerge from America's growing Somali refugee population, federal authorities have stepped up surveillance in Somali communities – including a large enclave just outside Washington. In fact, WND has learned that the Baileys Crossroads area of Northern Virginia – about 10 miles from the capital – was a critical focus of security investigations in advance of the presidential inauguration in January. Investigators say a troubling number of the area's Somali men hold "militant" anti-American views and sympathize with al-Qaida. They typically work as taxi drivers, gathering at local coffeehouses during their breaks, as well as...
  • Four Muslim extremists arrested over plot to bomb synagogue and shoot down planes

    05/21/2009 3:02:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 825+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 21, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Four men are being held today by the FBI charged with plotting to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military jets using guided missiles. They were arrested in New York City last night after planting what they believed to be bombs in cars outside the Jewish temple in New York's Bronx, officials said. But the plastic explosives were fake and had been bought along with an inactive missile They are also accused of plotting to fire Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles at military planes at a National Guard airbase in Newburgh, about 60 miles north of the metropolis. The idea was...

    05/21/2009 2:49:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,160+ views
    Four homegrown Muslim terrorists on a mission from hell were arrested last night as they planted what they thought were high-powered plastic explosives at two Bronx synagogues, authorities said. The men were also allegedly plotting to use a Stinger missile to shoot a military plane out of the sky in upstate New York immediately after the bombings. "This is America's finest hour. The best resources of the Police Department, Homeland Security and the FBI kept us safe," said Jonathan Rosenblatt, a rabbi at the targeted Riverdale Jewish Center. He noted that some of the members had survived the Holocaust. "To...
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...

    03/31/2009 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 1,998+ views
    OSAC.GOV - Report ^ | March 31, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=99649 Jump to: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Public Announcement Reports > Report FBI/DHS Advisory PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Americas 31 Mar 2009 ATTACHMENTS BLUE POSTER Blue Poster.ppt PPT (245k) FBI/DHS Advisory If you reive a suspicious inquiry or purchase attempt for hazardous chemicals and/or explosive precursors: 1. Obtain Customer Information. 2. Note interaction details and any other descriptive or unusual information. 3. Contact Security/ Police Department/ Local FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
  • FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force terrorist list: Christians, Constitution Defenders on list

    03/09/2009 9:29:01 PM PDT · by barnieca · 56 replies · 2,941+ views
  • Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island

    09/25/2008 12:09:36 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 5 replies · 854+ views
    International Analyst Network ^ | Sept. 24, 2008 | Annie Jacobsen
    Until her arrest in Afghanistan this summer, Aafia Siddiqui was the FBI's most wanted woman in the world. Now the U.S.-educated, Pakistani mother of three is being held in New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center facing attempted murder charges. Aafia Siddiqui holds biology and neuroscience degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Brandeis University. In 2003, she vanished from Pakistan and reappeared on July 17, 2008, outside the governor's compound in Ghazni, Afghanistan. According to the FBI indictment against her, Siddiqui was carrying "various documents, various chemicals, and a computer thumb drive." Aafia Siddiqui is believed to be an al-Qaeda...
  • Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point

    08/25/2008 7:05:58 PM PDT · by library user · 219 replies · 1,360+ views
    CBS4Denver ^ | August 25, 2008 | by Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges. CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle … sighted at 750 yards." Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."...
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    08/13/2008 12:54:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies · 482+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8-13-08 | Felisa Cardona and Joey Bunch
    Authorities are testing a pound of a granular substance found inside an upscale Denver hotel room to determine if it is cyanide. A Canadian national was found dead on Monday inside room 408 of the Burnsley Hotel. The Denver Coroner's Office has not completed the autopsy of 29-year-old Saleman Abdirahman Dirie. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting Denver police with the investigation. "You have a suspicious substance that was found in a hotel room in conjunction with person being a foreign national and we have a lot of questions and that is why we are assisting," said Denver...
  • Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

    12/08/2007 9:26:10 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 613+ views
    Department Of Justice ^ | 11/13/07 | Department Of Justice
    DETROIT – Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national and resident of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship, which she later used to gain employment at the FBI and CIA; accessing a federal computer system to unlawfully query information about her relatives and the terrorist organization Hizballah; and conspiracy to defraud the United States. The announcement was made today by Stephen J. Murphy, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; Kenneth L. Wainstein, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Willie T. Hulon, Executive Assistant Director of the...
  • FBI Monitoring al-Qaida Activity in North Jersey

    10/15/2007 2:35:47 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 46 replies · 134+ views
    1010Wins ^ | 15 October 2007 | staff reporter
    NEWARK, N.J. (NorthJersey.com) -- Members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force are monitoring a number of north Jersey residents with ties to al-Qaida. The agents have disrupted their activities and deported several. Task force director Kevin Cruise tells The Record of Bergen County there are facilitators in the state. Cruise would not describe any case in detail. However, efforts to disrupt Osama bin Laden's network range from deportation to telling the suspects that they're being watched. Cruise tells the newspaper his agents have no information about an imminent attack here. The task force is conducting more than 400 counterterror...