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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...