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  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 29 replies · 30,466+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’DonnellFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • Halloween: What Happens When Race, Insensitivity and Humor Smash Into Each Other

    10/31/2014 3:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Interro Bang ^ | October 31, 2014 | Earl Douglas
    In this so-called ‘post-racial’ era, Halloween has become a new forum to push the envelope matters pertaining to race, free speech, and being funny, or what we think is funny. We’ve seen the images of the Ray Rice costume – complete with black face and a jersey dragging around a black female doll made to resemble his wife Janay. We’ve seen the image of someone dressed as a bullet ridden Trayvon Martin. We’ve seen the Halloween front yard featuring trees with lynched effigys. I’m pretty sure that an image of a Michael Brown, Darren Wilson or Eric ray riceGarner...
  • Greenfield: The Fat Terrorist Will Sing

    10/28/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The Fat Terrorist Will Sing Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The protest has been held and the Death of Klinghoffer will go on. The fat terrorist will sing, the media will chant his praises and the old sad story of failed Jewish activism in America will go on. After the behind-the-scenes lobbying and the ignored letters to the editor, a protest rally fronted by two out of work Republican politicians brought more attention to the Met's pro-terrorist opera without doing anything to actually stop it from going forward. Rudy Giuliani, the protest's...
  • Palestinians say Clinton signed amnesty for Abbas

    04/18/2003 6:40:37 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 69 replies · 274+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 3/18/03
    The Palestinian Authority has launched a campaign for the release of a Palestinian terrorist captured in Iraq. PA Local Authorities Minister Saeb Erekat said the arrest of Abul Abbas, head of the Palestine Liberation Front, violates the 1995 accord with Israel that granted amnesty for all Palestinian insurgents. Erekat said the agreement was also signed by then-President Bill Clinton. "The Palestinian-Israeli interim agreement signed on September 28, 1995 stated that members of the Palestine Liberation Organization must not be detained or tried for matters they committed before the Oslo peace accord of September 13, 1993," Erekat said. "This interim agreement...
  • The Show Will Go On: New York Met to Produce Anti-Semitic Opera

    06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.” (Psalms 101:3) he New York Metropolitan Opera has decided to cancel the simultaneous broadcast of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” during its upcoming season but has agreed to host the show in the upcoming season. The American opera, by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, portrays the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner by the Palestine Liberation Front, during which Jewish-American hostage Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown overboard. The English-language opera has been...
  • Achille Lauro Terror Ringleader to be Expelled to Syria

    06/28/2009 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Avi Kane · 13 replies · 653+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 28, 2009 | Avraham Zuroff
    The ringleader of the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro ship will be expelled from Italy to Syria, the Associated Press reports. Youssef Magied al-Molqui has served only 23 years of his 30-year jail sentence for his role in the hijacking and murder of wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Italy’s Attorney General Gianfranco Pagano said that Molqui was to be flown on Saturday from his holding cell in Sicily to Rome and then onto Damascus. Molqui's claim that he should not be expelled due to his marriage to an Italian citizen was rejected by an Italian court. Nor did his...
  • Thousands In New York To Protest Death of Klinghoffer Opera

    10/19/2014 10:56:48 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 46 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 20, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Thousands In New York To Protest Death of Klinghoffer OperaBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 20, 2014 … Over five thousand Jews and Christians are expected to turn out for a demonstration today against the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer” Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center. On Oct. 8, 1985, 69-year-old wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremoniously threw his body and wheelchair overboard into the Mediterranean. His body washed up on the Syrian shore a few days later. “The four...
  • Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center

    08/27/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-27-2014 | Carol Brown
    The Metropolitan Opera, despite vigorous opposition from many parts of the Jewish Community, is forging ahead with its plans to present the opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” during its Fall 2014 season. After a campaign of letter writing, demonstrations, and articles in the Jewish press, the Met has refused to remove the opera from its schedule, offering only to “compromise” by cancelling its worldwide HD simulcast programs, but not the production at the Metropolitan Opera House itself. This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old,...
  • Thousands protest terror glorifying 'Death of Leon Klinghoffer'

    09/28/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Isarel Matzav ^ | 9/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    It was rather crowded outside Lincoln Center late Monday afternoon. While yours truly was at Kennedy Airport waiting to return to Israel for Rosh HaShanna, several thousand people gathered outside Lincoln Center to protest the Metropolitan Opera's glorification of a terror attack that took place nearly 30 years ago. There's an extensive report with over an hour and a half of video and many pictures and slides here, and I urge you all to check it out. But I want to share one quote with you that really caught me eye. And finally, from writer, Jack Kemp: “One of...
  • Israel-Hatred 'Has Scaled the Wall of High Culture'

    10/22/2014 5:06:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-22-14
    Phyllis Chesler saw part of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' and reports there were shouts of protest from the audience There was such a large police presence and so many police barricades that anyone passing by would think that terrorists were at large. There were no terrorists on Broadway—although terrorists would soon be mounting the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. The police were protecting the right of the Opera House to present the Palestine Liberation Organization and their cause as mythically majestic and eternally just. Here’s what was also extraordinary: “The Suits”—men and women in positions of power, both politically, legally,...
  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, I’m Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 21, 2014 … Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective – to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror – not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • "Disgusting" - The Met Will Perform Pro-Terrorist Opera

    10/19/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an opera based on the murder of wheelchair bound Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. An opera that humanizes terrorism is bad enough but performing it in the murder victim’s hometown seems deliberately offensive. The performance will not occur without protest though.
  • Met Opera Cancels Scheduled Talk for Death of Klinghoffer

    10/07/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Staff
    According to Playbill, The Metropolitan Opera has canceled its scheduled talk for “The Death of Klinghoffer”, the play about 69-year-old New Yorker Leon Klinghoffer, who was killed by terrorists of the Palestine Liberation Front (PFLF). The event was slated to have featured directors and stars of the production, which premiers later this month. [Snip] October 20 will mark the first night “The Death of Klinghoffer” will be aired, and Rabbi Avi Weiss and a group of Rabbinical leaders will hold a fast and vigil across from the Met beginning at noon in memory of Leon Klinghoffer´s soul, being desecrated by...
  • Italy releases Palestinian hijacker (of 'Achille Lauro)

    04/30/2009 1:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1,647+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/09 | ap
    One of the Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed an American Jewish passenger in 1985 has been released after more than 23 years in jail, officials said Thursday. Youssef Magied al-Molqui left prison in Palermo, Sicily, on Wednesday and was transferred to a holding center for immigrants in nearby Trapani while officials work to expel him, police in the Sicilian capital said.
  • U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal

    11/22/2008 11:06:07 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 646+ views
    reuters ^ | 11,21,08
    U.S. convicts "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:17pm EST By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury convicted a Syrian arms dealer and a co-defendant on Thursday of conspiring to sell $1 million in weapons...Monzer al-Kassar, 62, a longtime resident of Spain known as the "Prince of Marbella" for his lifestyle in the glitzy seaside town... Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia. In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used...
  • Enemy Territory

    01/09/2006 12:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 418+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 9, 2006 | Erik Rush
    On October 7, 1985, Americans were treated to one of the first more "intimate" instances of nascent terrorist activity when four members of a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, ostensibly to forcibly bring about the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. During the incident, the terrorists shot an elderly, wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger from the United States named Leon Klinghoffer to death and dumped his body overboard. It was one of the most hideous acts American news viewers had seen up to that point, though still occurring far from our shores. There followed a...
  • Air Marshals Shoot From “Grassy Knoll”

    12/23/2005 6:59:42 AM PST · by Dr.Syn · 16 replies · 379+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | December 22, 2005 | Dan Sargis
       Air Marshals Shoot From “Grassy Knoll” December 22, 2005 The way in which the MSM plays the odds leaves me wondering why they haven’t yet reported that “at least one witness” saw Federal Air Marshals shooting at President Kennedy from the Grassy Knoll.   Almost immediately following the December 7 shooting of Rigoberto Alpizar at Miami International Airport by two U. S. Federal Air Marshals, the MSM started reporting the shocking news that some passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 924 never heard the word “bomb”.  More specifically, on December 8, Time magazine reported, “At least one passenger (John McAlhany)...maintains the...
  • Ramsey Clark, Attorney Outlaw: Clark Wants To Defend Saddam Hussein

    12/04/2005 8:46:41 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies · 1,082+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/2005 | Editor
    International Law: Everyone has the right to an attorney. But as Ramsey Clark rushes to the side of Saddam Hussein, this may be a case where both the defendant and his counsel can plead insanity...."Clark has been using and aiding mass murders and other American enemies for the last 30 years," conservative pundit David Horowitz said in 2003 of a Clark trip in Iraq. "He should give it a rest." But that is unlikely. ...Clark has defended the who's who of mass murderers — not just Milosevic, but also Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, also accused of war crimes, as...
  • Leon Klinghoffer: 20 Years Later (Debbie Schlussel On A Unpunished Atrocious Crime Alert)

    10/11/2005 1:48:53 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 793+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 10/11/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Recently, Lisa Klinghoffer e-mailed me about an important anniversary: the murder of her father, Leon Klinghoffer, by Islamic terrorists. 20 years ago, this past Saturday (October 8), Leon Klinghoffer -- a helpless 69-year-old in a wheelchair on a cruise ship -- was cruelly murdered for the dual crimes of being a Jew and an American. After hijacking the ship, cowardly Palestinian terrorists assassinated Klinghoffer by gunshot and threw his body overboard, a plot masterminded by Abu Abbas. Leon Klinghoffer: American Hero in Life & Death Here's what one of many, who've written posthumous notes to Klinghoffer over the years through...
  • Leon Klinghoffer's Daughters' Letter to New York Times Editor on Arafat's Death

    11/13/2004 4:26:07 PM PST · by wagglebee · 105 replies · 4,849+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/12/04 | Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer
    To the Editor: Leon Klinghoffer, our father, was one innocent civilian among thousands who were murdered under the rule of Yasir Arafat and the P.L.O. As a family who has unfortunately been touched by Mr. Arafat's terrorism, we find that our only solace in his death is that he cannot kill anyone ever again. It is mind-boggling that some would view him as a diplomat, martyr, hero and even a peacemaker. This is definitely not how we know him to be. To us, Mr. Arafat will always be a murderer and a terrorist; and one less terrorist on this earth...
  • Palestinians honor Achille Lauro hijacker

    03/25/2004 10:47:13 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 184+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 26, 2004
    TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LANDPalestinians honor Achille Lauro hijackerTerrorist responsible for killing Jewish American 'great national fighter' Posted: March 26, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Known globally for ordering an attack in which a wheelchair-bound Jewish American tourist was shot and thrown overboard from a cruiseliner, Muhammad Abbas nevertheless was eulogized by Palestinians this week as a "great national fighter." Abu Abbas The leader of the Palestine Liberation Front terrorist group, who died in a U.S. prison in Baghdad, was buried Tuesday in Syria. He was responsible for the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro in Italy in which Leon Klinghoffer...
  • One less terrorist

    03/12/2004 12:20:07 AM PST · by DeuceTraveler · 3 replies · 320+ views
    TownHall ^ | March 12th, 2004 | Oliver North
    One less terrorist Oliver North (archive) March 12, 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It started on my 42nd birthday -- Monday, Oct. 7, 1985. No sooner had I arrived at my office in the White House that morning, than the senior watch officer in the Situation Room called. No hard intelligence was available yet, but something was amiss in the Mediterranean. What we did know was that it was an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, and it was about 30 miles from Port Said, Egypt where four Palestinian terrorists had embarked carrying grenades, guns and ammunition. Years before Sept. 11,...
  • Abu Abbas Dead

    03/09/2004 12:09:54 PM PST · by Fali_G · 165 replies · 840+ views
    Abu Abbas, mastermind of 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, dies of natural causes in U.S. custody in Iraq, says source
  • The Road to Hell Is Paved with Acts of Terror - A Saddam friend dies

    03/10/2004 5:38:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 357+ views
    NRO ^ | March 10, 2004 | Deroy Murdock
    Perhaps, somewhere in hell, Palestinian terrorist Abu Abbas has started to shovel coal into a giant fire for the next...forever. While the world will hardly miss the former secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Front, news of his death may have made Saddam Hussein weep. Born in 1948, Abbas died in American custody in Iraq Tuesday, apparently of natural causes. According to a news release from the Coalition Joint Task Force in the Iraqi capitol, "U.S. forces have held Abbas since he was captured in Baghdad on April 14, 2003." His path into American hands illustrates why Operation Iraqi Freedom...
  • Abbas'capture lacks one thing: significance (Left wing media BARF ALERT)

    04/20/2003 4:32:50 AM PDT · by putupon · 13 replies · 208+ views
    <p>Was the capture of Abul Abbas really some turning point in the war on terrorism?</p> <p>The administration spins it that way. The State Department called it "a major victory in the global war against terrorism." President Bush said: "Terrorists and tyrants have now been put on notice, they can no longer feel safe hiding behind innocent lives."</p>
  • Should Israel Try Abu Abbas?

    04/18/2003 3:59:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-18-03
    The American capture of arch-terrorist Mohammed Abu Abbas in Iraq this week was applauded almost throughout the world. Senior PA official Saeb Erekat called for his "immediate" release, and other Arab sources also expressed dismay, but elsewhere the arrest was seen as the beginning of a process that will lead to the meting out of true justice against a major terrorist mastermind. Abu Abbas, a PLO Executive Council member and head of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), is wanted in the United States for the hijacking of Americans on the Achille Lauro cruise liner and the murder of the...
  • Daughters of Hijacking Victim 'Delighted' About Capture

    04/16/2003 8:40:55 AM PDT · by 30-06 Springfield · 16 replies · 189+ views
    Fox | 16 Apr 03
    Wednesday, April 16, 2003 The daughters of an elderly man who was killed by a violent Palestinian group during the hijacking of a cruise ship in 1985 hailed the arrest of the faction's leader and said it will send a message to other terrorists. "We are delighted that the murderous terrorist Abul Abbas is in U.S. custody," Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer, said in a statement provided by family friend and spokeswoman Letty Simon on Tuesday night. Abbas, who led a faction of the Palestine Liberation Front, was taken by American special operations forces during a...
  • At least Saddam wasn't at Tailhook (Muslim terrorists shot American Leon Klinghoffer)ANN COULTER )

    04/16/2003 3:59:19 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 51 replies · 410+ views
    world net daily ^ | 4/16/2003 | Ann Coulter
    At Least Saddam wasn't at Tailhook! Despite liberals' calm assurance that Iraq wasn't harboring terrorists, this week Abul Abbas, mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, was captured in Baghdad. This is the second time the United States has caught Abbas. But the last time, the Europeans let him go. That's why liberals are so eager to have Europeans "help" with the war on terrorism. They did a bang-up job last time. In 1985, Muslim terrorists hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and threatened to kill the passengers and crew unless 50 imprisoned Palestinians were released by Israel. The...
  • ACHILLE LAURO HIJACKING 1985

    04/16/2003 4:37:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 526+ views
    Achille Lauro What happened during the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985? AP Photo Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, 1985 On October 7, 1985 four heavily armed terrorists representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, with some 100 mostly elderly passengers on board, in Egyptian waters. The hijackers demanded that Israel free 50 Palestinian prisoners, and to prove their determination, they shot and killed a disabled American tourist, 69-year-old Leon Klinghoffer, and threw his body overboard with his wheelchair. After a two-day drama, the Egyptian government, unaware that Klinghoffer...
  • Daughters of Hijack Victim Want to Spit in Abu Abbas' Face

    04/16/2003 2:45:23 PM PDT · by ambrose · 12 replies · 246+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/16 | Fox News
    <p>NEW YORK — The daughters of a wheelchair-bound American man who was shot and thrown overboard by the terrorists who hijacked a cruise ship in 1985 would like to come face-to-face with the mastermind of the terror attack.</p> <p>Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, whose father, Leon Klinghoffer, was killed during the infamous hijacking of the Achille Lauro, told Fox News Wednesday they are thrilled Abu Abbas is in U.S. custody.</p>
  • Capture Coup Abu Abbas may be a (intelligence)treasure trove in the war on terror.

    04/16/2003 11:17:32 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies · 192+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 16, 2003 | Aaron Mannes
    he capture of Abu Abbas yesterday by U.S. special forces near Baghdad is an important victory in the war on terrorism. Abu Abbas, who's real name is Muhammad Zaidan, was the founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) and was best known for masterminding the November 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro, in which wheelchair-bound passenger and American citizen, Leon Klinghoffer was shot and his body dumped overboard. This cruel murder shocked the world, epitomizing the violence against the defenseless that defines terrorism. (Abu Abbas, by the way, would have been brought to justice 18 years ago,...
  • NO, YOU SLITHERING SOB, WE NEVER FORGET

    04/16/2003 1:06:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 37 replies · 467+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/16/03 | ANDY GELLER
    <p>April 16, 2003 -- Sitting in his Gaza Strip office 13 years after the slaying of American tourist Leon Klinghoffer, former PLO guerrilla chieftain Abu Abbas offered a short laugh and a hard look.</p> <p>"You never forget, all of you, do you?" he asked a journalist.</p>
  • Abul Abbas: 18 year of freedom after the Achille Lauro hijacking

    04/15/2003 4:55:47 PM PDT · by hotpotato · 22 replies · 235+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 203 | Larry Mcshane
    <p>Sitting in his Gaza Strip office 13 years after the slaying of American tourist Leon Klinghoffer, former PLO guerrilla chieftain Abul Abbas offered a short laugh and a hard look.</p> <p>''You never forget, all of you, do you?'' he asked a journalist.</p>
  • Achille Lauro mastermind seized in Iraq(Halllelujah, Good Golly Miss Molly We Got Him!!!)

    04/15/2003 4:34:38 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 45 replies · 423+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    U.S. troops near Baghdad have captured Abu Abbas, the mastermind of the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking in 1985. Abu Abbas The Palestinian Liberation Front leader is wanted for the murder of U.S. citizen Leon Klinghoffer, whose body was thrown overboard. Defense sources told NBC News that Abbas was taken into U.S. custody last night. His home on the outskirts of Baghdad, on the Tigris River, was raided by U.S. special operations forces, but he was not there. Later, he was apprehended at another location. Abbas tried to flee to Syria, according to sources, but had difficulty making it past...
  • Sources: Abu Abbas flees from Baghdad, Syria refuses to allow him to enter

    04/13/2003 8:43:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies · 481+ views
    Al Bawaba, the Middle East Gateway ^ | April 13 2003 | Quds Press
    Palestinian leader, Muhammad ‘Abbas (aka Abu Abbas) has fled from his home in Baghdad towards the Syrian border, Palestinian sources Sunday told Quds Press. According to these sources, the Syrian authorities refused to allow him to enter the Syrian territory. Abbas, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, heads the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF). The Abu Abbas-led faction has conducted several attacks against Israel. Abbas's group also was responsible for the attack in 1985 on the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the killing of a US citizen. A warrant for Abu Abbas's arrest is outstanding in Italy. Since the Achille...
  • Big Brother for Peace (A.N.S.W.E.R. Alert)

    03/12/2003 6:45:52 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 217+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2003 | Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the International Action Center (IAC), is considered by many observers to...
  • Group confirms Abu Abbas visited Cairo, Egypt denies

    01/11/2003 9:35:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 315+ views
    Egypt has told the United States that Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Abbas is not in the country, contrary to some media reports, U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said on Thursday. Boucher said: "This is a dangerous man. I don't know the exact legal status, but certainly he's not a person that we believe should be allowed safe harbor or easy passage." Abu Abbas, also known as Mohammed Abbas, is the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front, which hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro in the eastern Mediterranean in 1985. A disabled elderly American, Leon Klinghoffer, was killed during the...
  • Achille Lauro hijack mastermind in Cairo for ceasefire talks

    01/07/2003 6:07:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 319+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2003 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Mohammed Abbas, the mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on proposals to stop terrorist attacks against civilians in Israel. Abbas was invited to Cairo by Gen. Omar Sulieman, the head of Egyptian intelligence, to convince various Palestinian groups to work out a joint strategy regarding the future of the uprising. Sulieman has met over the past few weeks with representatives of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Peoples [Communist] Party, in addition...