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  • Pakistanis ready to extradite 7/7 terror link to UK

    09/10/2005 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 132+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 9/9/05 | JAMES KIRKUP
    THE man intelligence experts believe may be the "missing link" between the London suicide bombers and the al-Qaeda network is set to be extradited to Britain from Pakistan. The government yesterday revealed that British and Pakistani diplomats are on the verge of signing the countries' first ever extradition treaty. Zeeshan Siddiqui, 25, a British national who was arrested in Pakistan in May, is expected to be among the first to face extradition. Another six detainees, mostly Pakistani nationals, might also face extradition. The Home Office yesterday said negotiations on the treaty were in their "final stages". As well as possibly...
  • Clarke calls for EU terror accord on sharing data

    09/07/2005 8:18:26 AM PDT · by Valin · 108+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/7/05 | Jenny Booth
    The Home Office today issued a paper explaining how monitoring private telephone calls, e-mail and internet use has helped police to trap suspected terrorists and criminals. The research was published to back up Britain's calls for new EU laws requiring telecoms companies to keep such data for at least a year. Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, was in Strasbourg today in an attempt to win over sceptical MEPs. After the London bombs on July 7, the European Commission agreed to speed up plans for common rules on the use of data. EU justice and interior ministers are due to discuss...
  • Masari pulls plug on his hate website

    08/27/2005 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Valin · 9 replies · 416+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/28/05 | David Leppard and Jon Ungoed-Thomas
    A BRITISH-based Saudi extremist has taken down a website on which he was displaying footage of three Black Watch soldiers being blown up by a suicide bomber in Iraq. The website run by Mohammad al-Masari, who has lived in Britain since 1994, largely consisted of material supporting action by Al-Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents against westerners. Now, anyone logging on is greeted by Masari’s “obituary” for his website, which he complains he has been forced to remove because of the recent government crackdown against militants. “Unfortunately we had to suspend big parts of our electronic site until this inquisition blows over...
  • My War against Extremists

    08/24/2005 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 361+ views
    Asharq Alawsat. ^ | 8/23/05 | Tony Blair
    Britain is proud of its global and deserved reputation as a tolerant, multi-cultural society where people of all nationalities, backgrounds and faiths live in peace and friendship. The unified and calm response of the British people to the terrorist attacks in London last month – in which the victims were of all faiths and none – underlined the tolerance and strength of our society. While there have been isolated and completely unacceptable acts of religious and racial hatred, the overwhelming response of our population was that these attacks were the work of a few fanatics, not of any section of...
  • Clarke to launch hatred crackdown

    08/22/2005 8:35:55 AM PDT · by Valin · 36 replies · 756+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/22/05
    Home Secretary Charles Clarke says he will unveil new plans to crack down on "preachers of intolerance and hatred". The measures are expected to include the power to shut mosques where clerics are thought to back terrorism and the deportation of suicide bomb advocates. Writing in the Evening Standard, he said the powers will be revealed and acted on in the next few days. He said the moves, referred to soon after the 7 July attacks, were needed as "the rules of the game" had changed. The announcement of new measure to strengthen British security had been widely expected. Last...
  • UK’s Muslims have failed to respond to the challenge of the 7/7 moment

    08/18/2005 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 13 replies · 809+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 0000 hours IST | T. V. R. SHENOY
    How could 62,040,606 Americans get it so wrong? So wailed a tee-shirt slogan last November. The reference, of course, was to the votes garnered by US President George Bush, which gave him a second term. If something does not happen to change attitudes — and very quickly at that — I expect to see another tee-shirt on my next trip to London bearing the slogan: How could 1.6 million Muslims get it so wrong? In the wake of the 7/7 London bombings (and the me-too attempt a week later), everyone expected the Muslim community in Britain to be contrite about...
  • Four anti-terror arrests at Manchester airport

    08/16/2005 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/16/05 | Sam Knight
    Police arrested four people under anti-terrorism laws at Manchester airport late last night. A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said that officers arrested the four - two men aged 48 and 23 and two women aged 48 and 27 - after raiding an address in Dudley, in the West Midlands, yesterday afternoon. The four are being held under section 15 of the Terrorism Act, which relates to providing money or other property suspected of being used for the purpose of terrorism. They are being questioned at a police station in Manchester. The arrests are not thought to be related to...
  • Ten in court for 'shielding' July 21 suspects

    08/11/2005 6:51:22 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 280+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/11/05 | Simon Freeman
    The wife of Hussain Osman, one of the five suspects in the failed July 21 bomb attack on London, appeared in court today to face a terror charge. Yeshiemebet Girma, 29, wore a black and silver headscarf as she sat in the dock at Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London with her arms folded and fists clenched. Her sister Mulumebet Girma, 21, sat next to her in the dock. She wore jeans, a light blue cardigan, with her hair braided. Both women waved and smiled at relatives in the public gallery as they were remanded in custody to appear...
  • Mugged by reality

    08/09/2005 9:57:17 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,005+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 9, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In announcing last week a sweeping crackdown in Britain on the "evil ideology" of coming to be known as Islamofascism, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that "the rules of the game have changed." So, it would appear has he. In fact, Mr. Blair has become an exemplar of the old adage that a "conservative is a liberal who has been mugged." The two bombing attacks on London's mass-transit systems, perpetrated mostly by home-grown Islamist suicide bombers (actual or would-be), not only mugged Britain's recently reelected leader, but his country, as well.
  • Treason suggestion gets short shrift from experts

    08/08/2005 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 11 replies · 513+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/8/05 | Philippe Naughton
    The peer in charge of reviewing the Government's anti-terror legislation today poured cold water on proposals to use the treason laws against Islamic clerics accused of inciting violence. Ken Macdonald, QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, is studying remarks published in the media by three prominent radical clerics, including Omar Bakri Mohammed, to see if a prosecution could be mounted on a charge of treason. He has held discussions with Lord Goldsmith, QC, the Attorney-General, and further talks are expected this week between the CPS and Scotland Yard. But Lord Carlile, the barrister and Liberal Democrat peer who reviews the...
  • BBC: Blair speech on terror (Full text)

    08/06/2005 7:02:13 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 588+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 July, 2005 | Prime Minister Tony Blair
    The following is the full text of Prime Minister Tony Blair's speech on the London bombings, delivered at the Labour Party national conference on Saturday. "The greatest danger is that we fail to face up to the nature of the threat we are dealing with. What we witnessed in London last Thursday week was not an aberrant act. It was not random. It was not a product of particular local circumstances in West Yorkshire. Senseless though any such horrible murder is, it was not without sense for its organisers. It had a purpose. It was done according to a plan....
  • Al-Qaeda, Victorian style

    08/05/2005 8:48:54 AM PDT · by Valin · 24 replies · 887+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 8/5/05 | Graham Stewart
    A bomb on the Underground was only one of the anarchist outrages that shook Europe a century ago AL-QAEDA’S international terror network is not unrivalled in history. A little over a century ago, anarchist cells, operating throughout the Western world, caused havoc. In the space of nine years between 1892 and 1901, anarchists assassinated the President of the United States, the President of France, the Prime Minister of Spain, the Empress of Austria and the King of Italy. As scalp hunting goes, this was an impressive collection. In London, post offices were blown up and public figures were targeted. A...
  • Blair to toughen rules for 'hate' preachers

    08/05/2005 8:40:48 AM PDT · by Valin · 20 replies · 539+ views
    Times of London ^ | 8/5/05 | Sam Knight
    Tony Blair is expected to give details this morning of proposals to widen the British Government's powers to deport and the block the entry of preachers and extremists who encourage terrorism in the UK. The Prime Minister will not announce any new powers, rather a clarification and extension of rules that already allow Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, to remove individuals from Britain if they are deemed a security threat. In the days after the London bombings, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, asked for new rules to proscribe "glorifying terrorism" and to make it easier to...
  • 4th London bomber arrested in Rome

    07/29/2005 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 192 replies · 7,922+ views
    SKY News is reporting that Scotland Yard has arrested the 4th bomber(Bus bomber) in Rome.
  • Possible explosives found in north London

    07/27/2005 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Valin · 1 replies · 290+ views
    Possible explosives found in north London as French agents question two about Madrid train bombings LONDON (AP)- Police explosives experts were examining suspicious material found in a north London apartment connected to two men suspected of planting failed bombs, both identified as African immigrants who moved to Britain as children. Yasin Hassan Omar arrived in Britain from Somalia in 1992 at age 11, the Home Office said. The 24-year-old, a Somali citizen with British residency, is suspected of attempting to blow up a subway train near Warren Street station. Muktar Said Ibrahim, 27, also known as Muktar Mohammed Said, came...
  • Enough Recklessness

    07/26/2005 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Asharqal Awsat ^ | 7/24/05 | Tariq Alhomayed
    I won''t discuss the terrorists; for they are beyond redemption. However, I will discuss certain people who never fail to surprise us after every massacre. The massacre that Egypt witnessed on Friday took the lives of 88 innocent people and caused hundreds of casualties, yet these individuals continue to analyze the tragedy in a manner that can only be described as vindictive. They speak of conspiracy theories, and throw baseless accusations at Israel, the United States, President Bush, and even the incumbent governor of Sharm El Sheikh. These accusations are just dialog for the deaf and an escape from bitter...
  • Recruiting for Life

    07/25/2005 7:33:31 AM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 7/24/05 | Mona Eltahawy
    There is no more “us” and “them” It is all “we”. When London, Beirut and Sharm el-Sheikh are all attacked in less than 48 hours, there is no more Muslim or Christian or Jew. There is no more believer or infidel. There is no more East or West When the dead in Sharm el-Sheikh included Britons, Dutch, Egyptians, French, Kuwaitis, Spaniards, and Qataris, it is all we and we are all in this together. For just one example of how small the world has become and how nowhere is immune from terrorism anymore, look no further than London policeman Charlie...
  • Muslims' vigil for bomb victims

    07/24/2005 4:18:14 PM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 321+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/24/05
    British Muslims remembered those who died in London's bomb attacks at a silent vigil on Sunday. Organised by the British Pakistani Psychiatrists Association, it was held in Hyde Park, near Marble Arch. A spokesman said it was important that British Muslims showed they were "law abiding and patriotic". Meanwhile a Muslim youth conference was being held near Regent's Park to raise awareness of extremism and exclusion in society. Professor of Islamic Studies Dr Tariq Ramadan was among those addressing The Middle Path conference at the Islamic Cultural Centre in north-west London on Sunday. 'Common enemies' Dr Ramadan told BBC News...
  • Will anyone rise to take al-Qaeda's bait?

    07/23/2005 9:29:11 PM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 413+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 7/24/05 | FRASER NELSON
    THE VOICE of Muslim Britain seems almost provocative in the opinion sampled so far. A quarter claim some sympathy with the "feelings and motives" of those who carried out the attacks, and 6% consider the July 7 attacks justified. But widen the focus to look at British political opinion, and the picture is not much different. When ICM asked the country at large, three-quarters thought Tony Blair was to some degree responsible for the suicide bombings. In Westminster, there is unity - as is always the case in time of national crises. But across the country, there is division and...
  • U.S. Man Questioned About London Suspect [Ujaama, Seattle]

    07/22/2005 7:18:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | By MARK SHERMAN, The Associated Press
    Authorities Questioning Seattle Man About Individual Sought in Connection With London Bombings An American once accused of trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon is being questioned about a man sought in the London bombings, U.S. officials said Friday. James Ujaama, a Muslim convert from Seattle, was charged in 2002 with trying to set up a terrorist training camp for Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for cooperating with terrorism investigations until 2013. Three federal law enforcement officials said Ujaama is being questioned about Haroon Rashid Aswat, who also was...