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  • Virginia Muslim leader gets life in prison

    07/14/2005 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 4 replies · 454+ views
    Jihad Watch, AP News ^ | 7/13/05 | Robert of Jihad Watch
    Virginia Muslim leader gets life in prison "Islamic Scholar Sentenced to Va. Prison," from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in: ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A prominent Islamic scholar who exhorted his followers after the Sept. 11 attacks to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Ali al-Timimi of Fairfax was convicted in April of soliciting others to levy war against the United States, inducing others to aid the Taliban, and inducing others to use firearms in violation of federal law. The cleric addressed the court for 10 minutes before his sentencing....
  • Feds say eavesdropping program did not taint Va. jihad conviction

    07/22/2006 7:52:33 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/06 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 eavesdropping program did not compromise its prosecution of an American Muslim cleric convicted of soliciting treason and convincing some of his followers to join the Taliban, prosecutors said. But defense lawyers are not satisfied with the government's claim, and on Friday a federal judge held a closed-door hearing and allowed attorneys for Ali al-Timimi some latitude to investigate the government's conduct. Al-Timimi, of Fairfax, a U.S.-born Muslim who studied under prominent fundamentalist clerics in Saudi Arabia, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year for soliciting treason and urging some...
  • 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,...
  • Terrorist with 10 Mil $ US bounty leads rally in Pakistan (our ally?)

    09/17/2012 3:39:29 PM PDT · by barryobi · 9 replies
    aei ^ | 9/17/2012 | aei
    Pakistani protesters broke through a barricade surrounding the U.S. Consulate in Karachi on Sunday, September 16, leading to clashes with the police that killed one demonstrator and injured 18. Demonstrators were protesting against the controversial anti-Islam video released last week. Police used water cannons and tear gas on demonstrators when the protests turned violent. No U.S. officials have been harmed. Another protester was killed in Warai, Upper Dir district in an 800-strong protest against the film. Protesters had set a magistrate’s house and the local press club on fire, resulting in an exchange of gunfire with police. In Lahore, 8,000...
  • US tightens screws on Pakistan with $10 million bounty

    04/03/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    The US has offered a $10 million bounty for the Pakistani militant accused of plotting the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people, including several US citizens. The move was welcomed in India, but could anger rival Pakistan, which has been considering changes to its fraught relationship with the US. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed lives openly in Pakistan, occasionally giving speeches and appearing on talk shows, and founded the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1980s. The US considers it a terrorist group and Pakistan officially banned LeT in 2002 under US pressure, but the group still operates...
  • Was Bin Laden in Charge and Will his Death Defeat Jihad?

    05/15/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 19 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 15 May 2011 | Unattributed
    In the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, there is a debate as to the extent that Bin Laden was operationally in charge of Al Qaeda. It seems apparent that Bin Laden was actively communicating with Al Qaeda elements, but it wasn’t in real time. He used a system of couriers to relay messages via email and the internet, but went to great pains to securely communicate. This means no direct internet connection and no phones, cellular, satellite or landline. This would preclude any real dialogue with operators and cells.
  • The Terrorist Next Door--A "mild-mannered" D.C. teacher gets 15 years for supporting al-Qaeda group

    08/31/2006 5:37:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | August 31, 2006 | Paul Sperry
    The recent terror case of a "gentle" third-grade teacher from the D.C. suburbs shows the danger is at once closer and harder to ID than you think. The enemy is hiding not in the shadows, but in plain sight, and may even wear a smile. Hundreds of Muslims last week flocked to a federal courtroom to show their support for the affable and soft-spoken Ali Asad Chandia of Maryland as he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for supporting terrorists. Friends say anti-Muslim prosecutors railroaded a "law-abiding" and "peaceful" brother. "He is a dedicated teacher," said one. "A great...
  • Thai police link forgery arrests to huge terror cell

    12/02/2010 4:53:19 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    DAWN ^ | 2 dec 2010 | AFP
    BANGKOK: Two Pakistanis and a Thai woman arrested on suspicion of making fake passports for al Qaeda linked groups were part of criminal networks tied to “many terrorist attacks”, Thai police said Thursday. The arrests in Thailand formed part of an international operation to stamp out a huge cell that has been linked to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai and the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Pakistanis Muhammad Athar Butt, 39, and Zeeshan Ehsan Butt, 29, and Thai national Sirikanlaya Kijbumrung, 25, were arrested in Thailand on Tuesday as they attempted to flee into Laos. “They are suspected of being...
  • Mullen: Terror Groups Seeking Global Reach

    10/04/2010 12:34:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | October 1, 2010 | Cheryl Pellerin
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mullen: Terror Groups Seeking Global Reach By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2010 – Terror groups in the Middle East are seeking to expand their influence and operations beyond their borders to the rest of the world, the top U.S. military officer said yesterday. “The reason we’re focused on Afghanistan and Pakistan is that living in that border area are terrorists from various organizations … and it’s become the epicenter of terrorism in the world,” said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a...
  • Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley

    06/11/2010 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 313+ views
    US - ^ | June 10, 2010 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2010 Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley As part of the cooperation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism, Indian law enforcement officials were provided direct access to interview David Coleman Headley, the Justice Department announced today. Mr. Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators’ questions over the course of seven days of interviews. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators. To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Federal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigation

    04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 535+ views
    SNIPPET: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Bush Administration illegally wiretapped the U.S. branch of the Saudi Arabian-based charity al Haramain Islamic Foundation. While ground breaking in its assessment of the controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling is perhaps more important in that it may dismantle a five-year investigation into al Haramain's financial support for terrorist organizations. Al Haramain is active in more than 50 countries. The U.S. branch registered as a non-profit charity in Oregon in 1999.While it claims to "stand against terrorism, injustice, or subversive activities in any form, and [ ]...

    02/20/2010 10:49:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON - PolicyWatch No. 1631 ^ | February 17, 2010 | By Stephen Tankel
    SNIPPET: "In his February 2 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair highlighted the growing danger posed by Pakistani militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Calling the group a "special case," he asserted that it is "becoming more of a direct threat and is placing Western targets in Europe in its sights." He also expressed concern that it could "actively embrace" a more anti-Western agenda. Given its global capabilities with regard to fundraising, logistics, support, and operations, LeT could pose a serious threat to U.S. interests. Consequently, weakening it should be a high priority for Washington." SNIPPET:...
  • Potential LeT Hang Glider Attack has Precedent

    01/26/2010 3:50:39 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 515+ views
    SNIPPET: "India is on heightened alert for new terrorist attacks by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Among the concerns, the Times of India reported, is that the LeT has acquired more than 50 hang-gliders, possibly for use in an air-borne terrorist attack." SNIPPET: "The use of hang-gliders by terrorist groups, although sounding like something out of a James Bond film, is not completely unheard of. On November 15, 1987, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command undertook a similar attack aimed at Israel. The attack, known as the "night of the gliders" was undertaken by two PFLP-GC guerrillas with...
  • Soldiers Kill 2 Gunmen as Violence Rises In Kashmir

    01/08/2010 4:55:29 AM PST · by cold start · 5 replies · 284+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 8 Jan 2010
    SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Government forces killed two heavily armed Islamist separatists on the outskirts of Indian Kashmir's main city on Friday, a day after soldiers shot dead two militants to end a daring siege of a city hotel. Friday's shootout began after an Indian army patrol was fired at from a house in Pampore town, about 12 km (7 miles) south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. Police said the two militants belonged to the Pakistan-based banned Lashkar-e-Taiba group which is fighting Indian rule in Kashmir and was blamed by India for the 2008 Mumbai...

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "...let's get back to the woeful tale of Bro. Ismail Royer, as presented at the Umar Lee blog:" SNIPPET: "Mr. Royer, formerly associated with CAIR, is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his work on behalf of designated Terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba. Lashkar e Taiba is notable among other things for having killed 171 people in Mumbai in 2008, among many other atrocities."
  • Muslim radicalisation gains momentum in US

    12/11/2009 7:32:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/11/2009 | Jim Mannion
    Long feared by US intelligence, Muslim radicalisation is gaining momentum in the United States, which has had a spate of cases featuring youths recruited and trained overseas for jihad. The latest case - five US nationals arrested in Pakistan on Wednesday on suspicion of plotting an attack - deepened concern that militant Islamist groups are successfully enlisting potential attackers inside the United States, much as they have in Britain. (snip) "We've known for several years that al-Qaeda and its allies like Lashkar-e-Taiba have put a high priority on recruiting assets in the Pakistani communities in the United States, and the...
  • 2 people arrested in Oslo in connection with Obama's visit

    12/08/2009 9:44:19 AM PST · by LastNorwegian · 25 replies · 1,464+ views
    Source in Norwegian so I'll translate the pertinent info: The Police Security Service (PST) has arrested two people on suspicion of violating Norwegian weapons laws. (PST is responsible for counterterrorism, bodyguarding, counterintelligence and the like). One of the arrested people is the criminal Arfan Bhatti (Pakistani, but Norwegian citizenship - he was born here). Bhatti is previously convicted for his involvement in shooting at the synagogue in Oslo, and was charged with planning an attack on the American Embassy. Some more background: Bhatti was also suspected of planning terrorism in Germany in 2006 after a manual for an anti-tank system...
  • U.S. Now Exports Terror: American Linked to Mumbai Attack

    11/17/2009 7:44:43 AM PST · by AJKauf · 8 replies · 382+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 17 | Rusty Shackleford
    Since the 9/11 attacks, conventional wisdom has held that acts of terror on U.S. soil would most likely come from abroad. Much time and effort have been spent on beefing up border security to make sure the next Mohammad Atta never reaches the homeland. Yet the massacre at Fort Hood by Major Nidal Hasan underscored what has long been known in counterterrorism circles: Muslims born and raised in the U.S. might become radicalized and perpetrate acts of terror here at home, and more resources need to be directed inward. Now, a string of arrests by the FBI over the past...
  • FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India

    11/08/2009 10:31:24 AM PST · by mylife · 19 replies · 851+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10/27/09 | Lalit-K-Jha
    FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to use an American national to carry out a major terrorist attack in India, US investigating authorities said on Tuesday. The man, identified as David Coleman Headley, was arrested early this month by FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force at O'Hare International Airport before boarding a flight to Philadelphia, intending to travel on to Pakistan. 49-year-old Headley, along with a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, have been arrested on charges of plotting a terror attack against the facilities and employees of a Danish...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Five found guilty of Sydney terror plot

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 16th October 2009 | Larissa Cummings
    FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack using high-powered guns and homemade bombs designed to cause mass death and destruction on Australian soil. A Supreme Court jury took four weeks and three days to find Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, Moustafa Cheikho, 32, and his uncle Khaled Cheikho, 36, guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. The Daily Telegraph reports the men, all from Sydney's south-west, were accused of stockpiling weapons and chemicals for use in the pursuit of...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba chief again placed under house arrest

    09/21/2009 6:09:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 205+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | September 21, 2009 11:13 AM | Bill Roggio
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "The Pakistani police have placed Hafiz Saeed, the founder and leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, under house arrest for the second time in less than a year. Police have posted themselves outside Saeed's home in the Johar neighborhood of the eastern city of Lahore in Punjab province. The move came just days after police in Faisalbad registered charges against Saeed for preaching jihad and soliciting money for terrorist actions." SNIPPET: "The placement of Saeed under house arrest follows the breakdown of negotiations between India and Pakistan after India accused Pakistan of failing to rein in known terrorists...
  • The WHY? of Terrorism in Islam

    02/01/2009 9:13:06 PM PST · by Milagros · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    terrorisminislam ^ | Nov, 2008 | Dane Dahl
      The WHY? of Terrorism in IslamI am an American living in Asia. I am not Moslem, but I am a writer and historian. I would like to share some information with you: information concerning Moslem terrorism, and why the United States, its military forces, and its intelligence services must continue to be vigilant, and when appropriate, respond to Islamic terrorism with relentless, overwhelming, and deadly force. This information may help you understand what is going on not only in India, Pakistan, and China, as well as other parts of Asia, but also the Middle East, as well as Africa,...
  • In the US, Lashkar-e-Toiba chief's kin raised funds for jihad

    01/11/2009 7:18:01 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 4 replies · 357+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 12 Jan 2009, 0123 hrs IST | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: For all the protestations that the Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a charitable organisation and Hafiz Mohammed Saeed is an injured innocent, it's clear that the organisation and Saeed's family, in particular, have been in the crosshairs of US government for several years and a couple of Saeed's family members are already in US custody. As the Lashkar-e-Taiba grew in stature, profile and links to violent terrorism in Pakistan, curiously, its amir Saeed's family kept making tracks to the US to live and work there over the past decade. Over the years, LeT aka Jamaat-ud-Dawa has morphed from an ISI-sponsored terror...
  • A monster out of control: Pakistan secret agents tell of militant links

    12/21/2008 9:24:48 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 4 replies · 539+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Jeremy Page
    The Islamic fundamentalists who run the Markaz-e-Taiba complex near Lahore like to boast that it was inspired by Aitchison College, Pakistan's poshest private school. It is, as they describe it, the Eton of Wahhabi Islam, complete with polo ponies and a swimming pool. Yet when it comes to their links to Pakistan's intelligence service and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for last month's attacks in Mumbai, they seem to suffer from collective amnesia. “We've never had any connection to either,” Mohammed Abbas, the administrator of the complex, told The Times. But it was here, in April 2001, that Hafiz...
  • Islamic Pakistani TV channel blames the Islamic massacre on "Indian (hindu) zionists"

    12/15/2008 4:15:40 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 419+ views
    Pak TV channel says 26/11 hatched by Hindu Zionists 26/11 hatched by Hindu Zionists - What the heck is an "hindu zionist" anyway??? then again, Who said Islamofascism makes sense? The truth -- however -- is that the Islamists consider any anti terrorists pro-security, pro-survival acting "entity" as "zionists", that's IslamiPedia for "Zionism".
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • Pakistan arrests Mumbai mastermind, reports say

    12/08/2008 2:13:41 AM PST · by maquiladora · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    The suspected planner of last month's Mumbai terror attacks has been arrested in a raid on a militant group in Pakistan, an official close to the extremist organisation said today. The official from Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the charity and education arm of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, told Reuters that Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was among four men taken into custody after a raid yesterday on a camp outside Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir. Lakhvi, one of Lashkar's operations chiefs, was named as a ringleader in the Mumbai plot by Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunmen captured after the attacks, according to...
  • Pakistan militant base reportedly raided

    12/07/2008 10:36:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 883+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 8, 2008 | Laura King and Henry Chu
    Pakistani troops seal off a Kashmir camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, local news accounts and witnesses say. Reporting from New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistani troops on Sunday reportedly raided a camp belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba or an affiliated group, in what would be the government's first strike at militants accused in the Mumbai attacks. Details were sketchy, but local news accounts and witnesses said Pakistani security forces sealed off the camp near Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. It was not known whether any militants were present. Pakistan's government has been under heavy...
  • Pak agrees to 48-hour timetable for action against LeT: Report

    12/06/2008 5:18:10 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies · 1,430+ views
    Times of India ^ | 12/7/2008 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI: Pakistan has agreed to a 48-hour timetable set by India and the United States to formulate a plan to take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and to arrest at least three Pakistanis who Indian authorities say are linked to the multiple attacks in Mumbai, a top US daily reported, citing a top Pakistani official. ( Watch ) The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of diplomatic sensitivities, said India had also asked Pakistan to arrest and hand over LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi and former chief of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Hamid Gul, in...
  • ( India ) Police: Man arrested in Mumbai probe is cop

    12/06/2008 10:01:51 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 696+ views
    Associated Press. ^ | December 6, 2008
    One of the two men arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by gunmen in the Mumbai attacks is a counter-insurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission, security officials said Saturday. The officials in Indian Kashmir demanded that police in Calcutta, where the suspect is being held, arrange for his quick release.
  • Vanity: Pakistan-Sanctioned Terrorists Killed Americans; Shouldn't US Prohibit Paki's from US Entry?

    12/05/2008 3:01:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (vanity) | 6 December 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    Tonight (Friday a.m. US time) Pakistan gave its official answer to India on the request to turn over to India ASAP Islamic terrorists based on Pakistan soil and operating out in the open. Our friend and good ally India has ramped up the pressure and now banned the entry of Pakistani nationals into it's country by land, sea or air.The massive terrorist attack in Mumbai had a strong element of not only India being targeted, but the United States as well. Our fellow Americans were sought out, and some were killed.All intelligence points to Pakistan as the base for these...
  • Mumbai Police Home In on Attack Mastermind

    12/02/2008 10:12:37 AM PST · by Chicago Machine · 36 replies · 3,328+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/08 | Geeta Anand
    A senior police official said that, in all, the names and numbers of five members of the Pakistani group's leadership were contained in a satellite phone left behind by the terrorists on a fishing vessel they hijacked then abandoned before reaching Mumbai. Records from the phone show calls had been made from it to these five men. Among them: Yusuf Muzammil, head of Lashkar-e-Taiba's terrorism operations against India. The senior Indian police official said he was identified as the mastermind of the attacks by the only terrorist captured alive, Ajmal Kasab, or Qasab. The police official said two of Mr....
  • Jihad’s True Face

    12/01/2008 5:54:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 559+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2008 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Much of the reporting from Mumbai the last few days has been informative, gripping and often moving. Some of the commentary, on the other hand, has been not just uninformative but counterinformative — if that’s a term, and if it’s not, I say it should be. Consider first an op-ed article in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times by Martha Nussbaum, a well-known professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago. The article was headlined “Terrorism in India has many faces.” But one face that Nussbaum fails to mention specifically is that of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Islamic terror group originating in...
  • The Ideologies of South Asian Jihadi Groups (Laskar-e-Taiba)

    11/30/2008 10:38:57 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies · 2,432+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | 5/19/2005 | Hussain Haqqani
    The most significant jihadi group of Wahhabi persuasion is Lashkar-e-Taiba (The Army of the Pure) founded in 1989 by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Backed by Saudi money and protected by Pakistani intelligence services, Lashkar-e-Taiba became the military wing of Markaz al-Dawa wal-Irshad (Center for the Call to Righteousness). Saeed created a large campus and training facility at Muridke, outside the Pakistani metropolis of Lahore. After the U.S. froze Lashkar-e-Taiba’s assets and called for it to be banned, Saeed changed his organization’s name in Pakistan to Jamaat-ul-Dawa (the Society for Preaching). Pakistani authorities have been reluctant to move against either Lashkar, which...
  • India Blames Pakistan Militants -(Pakistan ready for war)

    11/30/2008 11:54:54 AM PST · by Flavius · 17 replies · 1,354+ views
    sky ^ | 11/29/08 | sky
    oint Crime Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said the attackers were from "a hardcore group" within Lashkar-e-Taiba. The group is understood to be a Pakistan-based movement that has fought Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region. They were blamed for an attack on India's parliament building in 2001.3 Indian officials have also claimed the sole survivor of the militants - Mohammad Ajmal Qasam - is from Pakistan. They have threatened to suspend the peace process with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai massacre that left 174 people dead, the Press Trust of India reported. But Pakistan, which has fought two...
  • Fla. doctor convicted in terror case

    05/21/2007 4:17:04 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,854+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/07 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK --A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four arrests. When the verdict was read, Sabir looked straight ahead. Later, as he was escorted from the courtroom, he waved to supporters, who said, "Stay strong." His lawyer, Ed...
  • Qaida in partnership with Lashkar in India

    11/29/2008 2:12:39 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 6 replies · 637+ views
    The Times of Inida ^ | 29 November, 2008 | IST,TNN
    NEW DELHI: Terror does leave a calling card. As the enormity of the attack on Mumbai sank in, it seemed like the arrival of al-Qaida in India, a version of 9/11 designed to attract a global audience given the scale of violence and the planned targeting of westerners. With the capture of a terrorist, the actual authors were revealed. It wasn't the al-Qaida. But the jihadi credentials were not much less impressive with Lashkar-e-Taiba named as the suspect. Given the operation's obvious planning, few doubted it was the deadly firm of LeT-ISI in action yet again. Yet the difference between...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • 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...
  • Virginia Tech Killer Part of "paintball jihad"?

    04/17/2007 6:27:20 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 125 replies · 5,320+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 10, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    He never made it to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban, but Kwon -- a Northern Virginia engineer who fled the United States nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks said it wasn't for lack of effort. Kwon, 29, a South Korea-born graduate of Virginia Tech who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as a result of his guilty plea last year on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. He has emerged as the prosecution's star witness in the case against Ali Al-Timimi, an American Islamic scholar charged with recruiting soldiers for the Taliban just five days after Sept....
  • Cab Driver Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

    04/02/2007 6:28:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2007 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    A former D.C. cab driver pleaded guilty today to conspiring to support a Pakistani group on the U.S. terrorism list by attending one of its training camps, officials said. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, a Baltimore suburb, was arrested in 2005. He had been scheduled to go on trial on April 24 along with two New Yorkers and a Florida doctor. During a hearing in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, Brent acknowledged that he attended a Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp in 2002, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in New York. The Islamic guerrilla group is fighting...
  • Pakistan frees terrorist group leader linked to Al Qaeda

    10/17/2006 8:29:52 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 9 replies · 665+ views
    The founder of an outlawed Pakistani Islamist terrorist group, blamed by India for deadly bombings on trains in Mumbai in July, was released from detention on Tuesday under a court order. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, former leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, was put under house arrest in the city of Lahore in August shortly before he was due to address a rally. Saeed was freed on Aug. 28 on the orders of the Lahore High Court but almost immediately re-arrested under a public order law which allows authorities to detain anyone without trial for up to three months. But a...
  • Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' (part 2 'The path to terror in Canada' series)

    09/05/2006 9:37:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 953+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, September 05, 2006 | Stewart Bell
    Part 2 of National Post's series: "The path to terror in Canada" Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' Stewart Bell National Post Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the second of four parts, an exclusive interview with the Pakistani bride of Toronto terror suspect Jahmaal James. LAHORE, Pakistan - There are plastic flowers on the walls, a small computer on the table beneath the window and a curtain for a door....
  • The path to terror in Canada -- an exclusive report: Training ground

    09/02/2006 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 936+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-02 | Stewart Bell
    Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the first of four parts, the role of a Pakistani training camp is revealed.- - - BALAKOT, Pakistan - A worn footpath climbs from the Kaghan Valley highway into the lush mountains above the River Kunar, on Kashmir's western frontier. The locals all know where it leads. An hour's walk up the steep trail there is a training camp built by Islamic militants called Madrassa Syed Ahmed Shaheed...
  • British police find martyrdom video

    08/11/2006 2:59:21 PM PDT · by oxcart · 51 replies · 1,705+ views
    The Australian ^ | 08/12/2006 | By Peter Wilson
    BRITISH police claim to have found a "martyrdom video" in which one of the 24 British Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to destroy up to a dozen passenger aircraft sets out his reasons for joining the planned suicide attack. British officials said the damning evidence had been found in the home of one of the suspects, who include a 23-year-old biochemistry student and a Heathrow security guard with an all-areas access pass. The guard was in his airport uniform when he was arrested and led away in handcuffs. The suspects are mostly of Pakistani origin but two are white...
  • Don't LET Up: The transatlantic air plot and the problem of British Islam.

    08/10/2006 3:28:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/10/06 | Stephen Schwartz
    BRITISH AUTHORITIES have been slow to acknowledge openly the Pakistani-Muslim background of the suspects arrested in the mass terror conspiracy that brought chaos to British and American airports Thursday. At first, official sources in the United Kingdom would confirm only that they were working with "the South Asian community" on the case; then it was disclosed that the Pakistani government was involved in the investigation. This reticence in naming the focus of so significant a terrorism inquiry is a symptom of the larger problems of Islam in Britain, and of "Euro-Islam" more generally. Put plainly, Pakistani Sunnis in Britain--more than...
  • Militant group founder under house arrest in Pakistan

    08/10/2006 8:01:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | August 10, 2006 | Kamran Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have put the founder and former head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group under house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore, a spokesman for the Islamic charity he now runs said on Thursday. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed resigned almost five years ago from Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected of involvement in the Indian rail blasts of July 11 that killed over 180 people, to become head of a charity called Jamaat-ud-Dawa, regarded as its sister organisation. The United States has designated both as terrorist organisations. "They informed us last night that Hafiz could not leave his residence...
  • Australia - Brigitte quizzed wife on Pine Gap (Al-Queda sought info on U.S. listening post)

    02/04/2004 10:06:44 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 5, 2004 | Trudy Harris
    SUSPECTED French terrorist Willie Brigitte tried to get information from his wife, former soldier Melanie Brown about the top-secret spy facility at Pine Gap, French police sources say. During her four days of interrogation by French officials in Paris last month, police said Ms Brown recalled incidents with Brigitte in Sydney that, on reflection, seemed suspicious to her. In particular, Ms Brown is understood to have told French interrogators that Brigitte questioned her at length about the US-Australian electronic intelligence station at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs. He asked her if she had ever been inside the base when...