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  • Terror raid duo back in Pakistan

    08/28/2009 1:19:18 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 744+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 12:44 GMT, Saturday, 22 August 2009 13:44 UK | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two Pakistani students arrested over an alleged terror plot have returned to Pakistan after deciding to leave the UK voluntarily, the Home Office has said. Abdul Khan, 26, and Shoaib Khan, 27, were among 12 people held by police after raids in north-west England in April, but the pair were never charged. The Home Office tried to deport them, saying they remained a security threat. It is understood the men decided to leave after being denied bail while appealing against deportation." SNIPPET: "Twelve students were arrested in the terror raids in Manchester and Liverpool as part of Operation Pathway,...
  • (AP) - Lawyer for Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan says court orders all curbs on him lifted.

    08/28/2009 12:59:13 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 683+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2009 | N/A
    Just title.
  • My Name Is Khan? Too Bad. SRK Feels the Heat of American Paranoia

    08/16/2009 12:01:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,378+ views
    Times of India ^ | 15 August 2009 | Chidanand Rajghatta and Bharati Dubey
    ''My name is Khan.'' ''Oh it is, is it? Step aside, please.'' The way it was related, that might well have been the opening exchange between Shahrukh Khan and an unnamed, uniformed, super-empowered US immigration official who had no idea (and didn’t care) that the man in front of him is the star of a film by the same name (My Name is Khan), much less that he is a universal Bollywood icon. ( Watch Video ) SRK, as the actor star is known by his popular acronym, was asked to indeed step aside for a ''secondary inspection'' at Newark’s...
  • Jihad Recollections - Issue #3

    08/12/2009 3:53:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    "The document 'Jihad Recollections - Issue # 3' has been deleted"
  • Guilty: Britain's youngest ever terrorist, 16, who had guide to death and explosives in his home

    08/18/2008 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 211+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 18, 2008 | Chris Brooke and Colin Fernandez
    A schoolboy who joined a cell of Islamic fanatics targeting the Royal Family has become Britain's youngest convicted terrorist. Hammaad Munshi, now 18, became obsessed with terrorism while aged 15 and studying for his GCSEs. Instead of revising he spent hours secretly surfing jihadist websites and distributing material as part of a 'conspiracy to wipe-out' non-Muslims. A computer expert, the teenager set up a website giving advice on how to make bombs, detonators, Napalm and using machine guns. He was arrested at the age of 16 as he walked home from school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, following a GCSE exam....
  • Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host (Rusty Humphries)

    05/27/2009 2:54:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 3,153+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.com ^ | May 27, 2009, 3:24 pm | Aaron Klein
    "Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host 'We will see his fat rotting torso dumped on the side of the road or in some swamp'" Posted: May 27, 2009 3:24 pm Eastern JERUSALEM – SNIPPET: "The author of the online threat apparently confused Humphries for Rusty Shackleford, the pseudonym used by the proprietor of the popular My Pet JAWA Report website, which focuses on exposing online support of Islamic terrorism." SNIPPET: "Threats tied to pro-al-Qaida website? The registrar information for the "Jew Report" blog with the threat against Humphries is currently private. The author of the blog identifies himself as...
  • Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers

    04/29/2009 4:22:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 508+ views
    GUARDIAN.co.uk ^ | April 28, 2009, 17:01 BST | Rachel Williams
    Note: Photo included. Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers Jury clears men of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52 Rachel Williams guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 April 2009 17.01 BST Three British Muslims were today cleared of helping the 7 July bombers choose their targets by carrying out a reconnaissance mission in London seven months before the attacks that killed 52 people and injured almost 1,000. A jury at Kingston crown court unanimously found Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Beeston, Leeds, not guilty of conspiring with the four...
  • Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

    04/22/2009 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Philadelphia.FBI.gov ^ | April 20, 2009 | n/a
    PHILADELPHIA—Habib Khan, 49, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to crimes relating to his operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business, announced United States Attorney Laurie Magid. In his plea, Khan, a citizen of Pakistan, admitted that he operated a business, from at least November 2001 through February 2009, in which he charged a fee to wire or transport at least $2.1 million to beneficiaries in the Swat region of Pakistan. Khan never obtained a license to operate such a business and never registered this business with the federal government, as required by law. In addition, to hide the activities of...
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...
  • Jihad Recollections / Issue 1

    04/04/2009 11:26:46 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 88 replies · 3,466+ views
    Al-Fursan Media ^ | April 5, 2009 | staff
    "This is the very first English Jihadi Magazine aimed at the laymen, students of knowledge, political activists, intellectuals and scholars of the Ummah. It will seek to educate the Ummah on a monthly basis as to the latest happenings in fields related to Politics, Society, Economy, Technology etc. as well as educate the Muslims on the worldview of the Jihadi current. This magazine will serve as a platform for the English speaking Muslim Community to discuss their ideas, differences and thoughts on various issues related to the Islamic world and the hot issues which many stay silent on."
  • FBI Warns That Terrorists Could Make Simple, Deadly Chemical Weapon

    03/27/2003 1:33:38 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 3,316+ views
    AP -TampaBayOnline ^ | March26, 2003 | Curt Anderson
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is warning police that terrorists could construct a simple but deadly chemical weapon out of materials readily available. "Little or no training is required to assemble and deploy such a device due to its simplicity," the FBI said Wednesday in its weekly intelligence bulletin to about 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The bulletin provides no details of a specific threat or possible location of an attack. It does say that terrorists could take advantage of building ventilation systems, air intakes or enclosed areas to disperse toxic chemical gas. Law enforcement officials previously have warned that al-Qaida...
  • Feds indict Afghan national for alleged ties to terrorists [UPDATED]

    02/20/2009 2:56:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 972+ views
    LA TIMES BLOGS.LA TIMES.com/lanow ^ | 10:07 AM | February 20, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein and Christine Hanley
    SNIPPET: "Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, 34, who was arrested without incident this morning at his Tustin residence by members of the joint terrorism task force, was named in a five-count indictment returned Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges Niazi hid associations with "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he completed nationalization papers five years ago. During one visit, the government alleges Niazi visited Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden."
  • Pakistan insists Khan network dismantled

    02/07/2009 10:40:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 255+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/09 | Asif Shahazad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan sought to allay U.S. concern about the freedom of notorious nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, insisting Saturday that his network which allegedly supplied Iran and North Korea with atomic technology has been probed and dismantled and cannot rise again. Khan, feted in Pakistan for his key role in making it a nuclear weapons state, emerged from five years of de facto house arrest on Friday after a court declared him a "free citizen" subject to a secret agreement with the government.
  • Pakistan nuclear scientist 'free' (Khan!!)

    02/06/2009 10:54:30 AM PST · by Squidpup · 9 replies · 333+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 6, 2009 | BBC
    A court in Pakistan has freed disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan from house arrest. Dr Khan, who has been under tight restrictions since 2004, can now leave home and receive visitors. Dr Khan welcomed the ruling and said he was not bothered what the international community thought of his release. The US has described the move as "unfortunate", with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying she was "very much concerned" by Dr Khan's release. Dr Khan admitted transferring nuclear secrets to other countries in 2004 but was later pardoned by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. The US has repeatedly...
  • Pakistan sets free scientist AQ Khan [Nuke Blackmarketeer]

    02/06/2009 2:28:23 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 42 replies · 1,605+ views
    HT ^ | February 06, 2009 | HT
    Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan, who has been accused of running a proliferation network, Friday walked out a free man after the Islamabad High Court ended his house arrest. "These things happen. We should forget and look forward," Khan said after being declared a free man by the court. Khan told reporters that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had also been "inside". "The government had made arrangements and nobody could hurt me. Now also, the government will take care," Khan said. Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam, while announcing a verdict on several petitions...
  • Narco-terrorist gets life in prison (Khan Mohammed - Heroin dealer , arms trafficker)

    12/22/2008 2:50:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 648+ views
    ap on SFGate.com ^ | 12/22/08 | AP
    An Afghan enemy combatant convicted on drug charges has been sentenced to life in prison. Heroin dealer Khan Mohammed received the sentence on Monday from U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. In addition to selling drugs, federal prosecutors said Mohammed also was an arms trafficker who targeted Afghans and U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. He was held as an enemy combatant before he agreed in 2006 to face trial in the United States.
  • We were trained by Pak Navy: Captured terrorist

    11/30/2008 3:35:27 PM PST · by cmsgop · 281 replies · 8,332+ views
    Azam Amir, the terrorist who was held by the Mumbai Police, has made some striking revelations regarding the Mumbai terror attacks. Azam has disclosed that the Pakistan Navy had trained the terrorists in boating and swimming to carry out the attacks in Mumbai. Azam was arrested on Wednesday from Girgaum Chowpatty in an encounter with the police. Ismail Khan, an accomplice of Amir, reportedly died in the gunbattle.
  • ANOTHER CYBERSPACE/MEATSPACE CONVERGENCE

    11/12/2008 3:53:13 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 567+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH ^ | November 12, 2008 | INTERNET HAGANAH
    SNIPPET: "Rusty Shackelford, PhD., credits Samir Khan with the first report of the arrest of Abu Sayaba, proprietor of the "iskandrani" blog, by the FBI in Boston. This corresponds to the arrest of Tarek Mehanna, age 26, on charges of lying to FBI agents when questioned two years ago about his friend and now-convicted terrorist Daniel Joseph Maldonado. Mehanna was about to leave the USA for Saudi Arabia, which evidently prompted the unsealing of his indictment." (Read More...)
  • 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...
  • Comedian who does the Dead terrorist advert canned

    09/30/2008 4:45:34 AM PDT · by BCW · 49 replies · 1,488+ views
    The Times ^ | Sept 30, 2008 | Sapa
    A television commercial for an "Ahmed the dead terrorist" ringtone mocks Islam and must be withdrawn, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. Its ruling followed a complaint by a Moegamat Khan against the GloMobile commercial, flighted on SABC and DSTV. The commercial shows American standup comedian Jeff Durham holding a skeleton puppet with a white cloth around its head, which demands that the audience keeps quiet and says: "Silence! I kill you!" The ASA said Khan had complained that this was offensive to the Islamic religion, and created the impression that all Muslims were terrorists who would kill to get...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Terrorist 007, Exposed

    03/26/2006 5:13:04 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 181 replies · 4,911+ views
    WAPO ^ | 03/26/06 | Rita Katz and Michael Kern
    <p>For almost two years, intelligence services around the world tried to uncover the identity of an Internet hacker who had become a key conduit for al-Qaeda. The savvy, English-speaking, presumably young webmaster taunted his pursuers, calling himself Irhabi -- Terrorist -- 007. He hacked into American university computers, propagandized for the Iraq insurgents led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and taught other online jihadists how to wield their computers for the cause.</p>
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Web jihadist employed by federal contractor

    07/28/2008 2:35:51 AM PDT · by Man50D · 16 replies · 339+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 27, 2008
    A young American Muslim has been employed by a federal contractor while running a radical website promoting al-Qaida. Until just last week, 22-year-old Samir Khan worked at the Charlotte, N.C., branch of Convergys Corp., which in March was awarded part of a $2.5 billion federal contract to set up emergency communications centers in the event of terrorist attacks and other national disasters. The company and Khan parted ways after a local news crew showed up at his office to interview him about his jihadist website, which features graphic photos of dead U.S. soldiers and praise for al-Qaida leaders and terrorists,...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • MUSLIM SUBWAY ADS LINKED TO TERROR PLOTS

    07/21/2008 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Righting · 65 replies · 388+ views
    nypost ^ | Jul 21, 2008
    MUSLIM SUBWAY ADS LINKED TO TERROR PLOTS - New York Post Jul 21, 2008 ... An Islamic group plans to blitz 1000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom ...
  • Smugglers Gave Nuke Plans to Iran?

    06/15/2008 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 95+ views
    ap ^ | 6/15/08 | ap
    (AP / WASHINGTON) — An international smuggling ring may have secretly shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with Iran, North Korea and other rogue countries, The Washington Post reported Sunday The smuggling ring was led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.
  • Smugglers Had Design For Advanced Warhead(AQ Khan; miniaturized nuke for N. Korea?)

    06/14/2008 10:20:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 171+ views
    WP ^ | 06/15/08 | Joby Warrick
    Smugglers Had Design For Advanced Warhead By Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, June 15, 2008; A01 An international smuggling ring that sold bomb-related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, according to a draft report by a former top U.N. arms inspector that suggests the plans could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogue groups. The drawings, discovered in 2006 on computers owned by Swiss businessmen, included essential details for building a compact nuclear device that could be fitted on a type of ballistic...
  • Terror accused 'wanted to set up Islamic state in Scotland'

    06/12/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 179+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 12 June 2008 | Melvyn Howe
    TWO Muslim supporters of "violent jihad" discussed setting up a secret Islamic state in a remote part of Scotland, a court heard yesterday. Away from the prying eyes of the authorities, it would provide a safe haven for those who felt "oppressed", jurors were told. The community would be run according to Sharia law and eventually be used as a base to "discreetly train" for attacks agADVERTISEMENTainst non-believers. The only drawback Aabid Khan allegedly identified was the availability of weapons. Blackfriars Crown Court in London heard the online exchange was part of a "mass" of allegedly incriminating material found by...
  • AQ Khan recants nuclear admission

    06/04/2008 3:41:57 PM PDT · by milestogo · 8 replies · 124+ views
    AQ Khan recants nuclear admission WASHINGTON: Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan told the US media on Tuesday that he was not responsible for passing nuclear secrets to Iran and Libya, back-pedalling from his earlier admissions. In an interview with the McClatchy news organisation, Khan said he had introduced Tripoli and Tehran to Western businesses that provided information on building a nuclear weapons programme. Khan had confessed in February 2004 that he had run a network that passed atomic secrets, equipment and technological advice to Iran, North Korea and Libya over a period of 15 years, a statement he recanted...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,313 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Web Site Sympathetic to Terrorists Blasts FOX News for Profile

    05/18/2008 2:14:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 99+ views
    Web Site Sympathetic to Terrorists Blasts FOX News for Profile Sunday , May 18, 2008 An English-language Web site that unabashedly promotes the work of Islamic terrorists has responded to a FOXNews.com profile of the site by assailing "the Kuffaar behind FOX News." Kuffaar, roughly translated, means "unbelievers." After quoting FOX News.com's Friday story and citing verses from the Koran, the Revolution.Muslimpad.com blog affirms the belief that jihad is "an Islaamic obligation" rooted in Muslim texts. "So in reality, you are calling my Prophet, Muhammad — peace be upon him — a terrorist," the blog post continues. "But of course,...
  • 'Sleeper Cells' in Singapore Show Al Qaeda's Long Reach

    01/25/2002 5:47:38 PM PST · by sarcasm · 4 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2002 | RAYMOND BONNER with SETH MYDANS
    INGAPORE, Jan. 25 — Shortly after the United States began bombing Afghanistan on Oct. 7, a 30-year- old Indonesian traveling on a false Filipino passport slipped into this tightly controlled city-state carrying a plan to strike back at America. His mission, investigators say, was to activate a "sleeper cell" of Islamic militants who had long been waiting for a call from Al Qaeda's leaders in Afghanistan. This group, which had been loosely organized for eight years, began planning to blow up the embassies of the United States, Israel, Australia and Britain, the investigators say. The plot was foiled when 13 ...
  • Nuclear scientist says he confessed to 'save' Pakistan (Abdul Qadeer Khan)

    04/07/2008 2:11:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 116+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/08 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Detained Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan said he took the blame four years ago for passing atomic secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya in order to "save his country". Khan, who has been under effective house arrest since confessing on television in 2004 to running a proliferation network, added that the country's new government had not yet contacted him about his possible release. Khan was pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf after his confession but has remained in detention. Musharraf denied any state involvement in Khan's activities but has rejected international requests to quiz the scientist....
  • Airline terror trial: 'Heathrow, Canary Wharf and nuclear plants in bomb plot'

    04/05/2008 12:18:40 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 455+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/5/2008 | Sean O'Neill and David Byers
    Attacks on nuclear power stations, oil and gas terminals, Canary Wharf and Heathrow’s control tower were being considered by leaders of the plot to blow up seven transatlantic airliners in mid-flight, a court was told yesterday. Documents found on computer memory sticks at the home of an alleged terrorist ringleader contained a list of targets across Britain – including the gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium. The man, Assad Sarwar, was said to be in contact with terrorist leaders overseas and visited Pakistan a month before his arrest as preparations for the airline attacks were being finalised. Peter Wright, QC,...
  • Profile of suspected al Qaeda operative nabbed in Pakistan (info about Foopie)

    08/04/2004 8:13:05 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | August 03, 2004 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    - Ahmed Khalifan Ghailani, a/k/a "Foopie," is a diminutive Tanzanian with an Uzbeki wife, six children and a deep hatred of America and Western culture in general. A devout Muslim who plays a mean game of soccer but never learned to drive a car, Ghailani is also believed to be a key al Qaeda player who U.S. agents think is involved in a percolating terror plot aimed at disrupting America's upcoming elections. He had a $25 million price on his head as the FBI's No. 7 most-wanted terrorist - the same amount as the bounty for the capture of Osama...
  • Shot firefighter is better; 911 tapes released (shooter had legal CCW)

    03/25/2008 10:05:42 AM PDT · by nin_kasi · 23 replies · 1,154+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tue, Mar. 25, 2008 | JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA
    An off-duty Coral Springs firefighter shot Sunday night after a dispute over a go-kart is recovering, his girlfriend said. Robert Wood, 42, remains sedated at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. He has undergone two surgeries after being shot in the stomach. ''He will likely remain in the hospital for a few days,'' his girlfriend, Jennifer Veasey, said. The man suspected of shooting Wood is Ronald Khan. Khan, 35, of Hollywood, was arrested hours after the shooting. He is out of jail on $10,000 bond. On Tuesday, police released the 911 calls for help following the shooting. ''He's been shot by...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Pakistani Nuclear Scientist Hospitalized

    03/05/2008 12:29:43 AM PST · by james500 · 4 replies · 136+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 3:04 AM EST, March 5, 2008
    The Pakistani scientist disgraced for selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya has been hospitalized after complaining of weakness, the military said Wednesday. Medics who checked on Abdul Qadeer Khan at his home Tuesday found that he was suffering from low blood pressure and fever, probably due to an infection, a military statement said. He was subsequently admitted to a hospital for a detailed examination, it said. Doctors are hopeful that Khan will make a full recovery and return home in a couple of days.
  • Storm Lake, IA Lawmaker Says Prayer Was 'Terrorist Call' To Harm Americans

    02/10/2008 5:48:50 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 73 replies · 701+ views
    ktiv.com ^ | 02/10/08 | ktiv
    A Muslim imam's opening-day prayer at the Iowa Legislature has sparked controversy over statements he made. They're statements that at least one northwest Iowa lawmaker says are like a "terrorist call" to harm Americans. It's a ritual Iowa state representatives follow every morning the convene in Des Moines. A daily prayer. But, it's this prayer that's caused some concern at the capitol. "I can't sit here while jihadist statements are made from the rostrum of the people's House of Iowa," said Rep. Gary Worthan, (R) Storm Lake. Worthan said he was angered by one specific line in the prayer offered...
  • Inquiry Launched Into 'Bugging" Muslim MP

    02/03/2008 9:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Inquiry launched into 'bugging' of Muslim MP By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:52am GMT 04/02/2008 Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has launched a formal inquiry into claims a senior Labour Muslim MP had been bugged during private meetings with a constituent. David Davis' bugging warning letter in full Leader: Reasoning to listen with Sadiq Khan MP Scotland Yard is alleged to have eavesdropped on meetings between Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, and a terrorist suspect currently being held in prison. The police and security services have been barred from bugging MPs for more than 40 years. Watch:...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks'

    08/08/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 1,158+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/09/04 | David Teather
    Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks' Seized computers included chancellor's image among information on potential US attacks David Teather in New York and Patrick Barkham Monday August 9, 2004 The Guardian Details emerged yesterday of potential terrorist targets found on captured al-Qaida computers, including a downloaded picture of Gordon Brown, and possible plans to use helicopters to attack New York. Information gleaned from the three laptops and 51 computer disks seized in Pakistan led to the specific warnings issued last week about possible attacks on five financial institutions in the US. US officials have hailed as a breakthrough the arrests and...
  • FBI: al-Qaida operative posed as student while living in N.J.

    10/14/2004 4:02:53 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 41 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/14/2004, 12:59 a.m. ET
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A senior al-Qaida operative lived in New Jersey and posed as a student while conducting surveillance of financial institutions as possible targets for a terror attack, according to a published report. The operative, identified by U.S. officials in Washington as Dhiren Barot, 32, entered the United States on a student visa, The Record of Bergen County reported in Thursday's editions.
  • FBI says al-Qaida scout used New Jersey as base

    10/14/2004 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Shermy · 10 replies · 909+ views
    Bergen County Record ^ | October 14, 2004 | Mitchel Maddux
    A senior al-Qaida operative lived in New Jersey and posed as a student to disguise his surveillance of financial institutions as possible terror targets, officials said Wednesday. The FBI's top agent in New Jersey, Joseph Billy Jr., confirmed that the operative led an al-Qaida mission to survey the physical layout and assess weaknesses of the Prudential Financial Inc. building in downtown Newark. While carrying out this reconnaissance operation - which included surveys of the New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street and Citigroup's headquarters in midtown Manhattan - the man attended several institutions of higher learning in New Jersey,...
  • Detention transformed (Muslim) doctor into man of peace - Saudi carries no bitterness home

    05/25/2002 6:47:10 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 23 replies · 984+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 25, 2002 | By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News
    Detention transformed doctor into man of peace Saudi carries no bitterness home as he ends San Antonio stay 05/25/2002 By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News SAN ANTONIO - Dr. Al-Badr Al-Hazmi sits easily on the carpeted floor of the mosque. He speaks with a soft intensity, the words spilling out as he describes the day his life was turned upside down. Stony-faced FBI agents whisked him from his San Antonio home a day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He was flown to New York and secreted in a detention cell for nearly two weeks. Like hundreds...
  • Those Nuclear Flashpoints Are Made in Pakistan (scientist Khan)

    11/11/2007 6:59:13 AM PST · by RDTF · 14 replies · 164+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 11, 2007 | Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins
    George W. Bush is hardly the first U.S. president to forgive sins against democracy by a Pakistani leader. Like his predecessors from Jimmy Carter onward, Bush has tolerated bad behavior in hopes that Pakistan might do Washington's bidding on some urgent U.S. priority -- in this case, a crackdown on al-Qaeda. But the scariest legacy of Bush's failed bargain with Gen. Pervez Musharraf isn't the rise of another U.S.-backed dictatorship in a strategic Muslim nation, or even the establishment of a new al-Qaeda haven along Pakistan's lawless border. It's the leniency we've shown toward the most dangerous nuclear-trafficking operation in...
  • Imran Khan escapes from house arrest [Pakistan]

    11/04/2007 9:14:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 18 replies · 3,334+ views
    Times of India ^ | 5 Nov 2007 | n/c
    LAHORE: Former cricketer and leader of the Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has reportedly managed to escape from his house here on Sunday after he was put under house arrest in the wake of the imposition of Emergency. "He was detained along with eight supporters at the house. The supporters are at home but he has slipped away," his close relative told a foreign news agency. Khan was put under house arrest hours after President Pervez Musharraf tried to justify the imposition of Emergency in the country and was kept confined at his home in Lahore. The former skipper...
  • Three-year Genghis Khan trek ends

    09/25/2007 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 288+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9-23-07
    An Australian man has completed a three-year journey from Mongolia to Hungary, following in the footsteps of the Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. The journey took more than double the time Mr Cope anticipated When Tim Cope began his 10,000 km (6,200 mile) journey in June 2004 he expected it to take 18 months. However, a stint at home when his father died and other delays meant it took more than double that. Throughout the trek he travelled on horseback and relied on the hospitality of local people, including nomads. He travelled with three horses at any time, one to carry...
  • Pakistan's 'Extraordinary Prisoner'

    08/21/2007 3:41:28 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 336+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-21-2007 | Syed Shoaib Hasan
    Pakistan's 'extraordinary prisoner' By Syed Shoaib Hasan BBC News, Islamabad Mr Khan was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore in July 2004 News of Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan's release from custody in Pakistan has attracted a great deal of attention. But then Mr Khan was no ordinary prisoner. At the time of his arrest three years ago, he was accused of being a key link between al-Qaeda leaders and militants. "But now any charges against him are gone with the wind," said his lawyer, Babar Awan, after his client was released for lack of evidence. The Pakistani president is...