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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 ^ | 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...
  • 'Arson' on suicide bomber's home

    07/22/2005 6:46:38 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 23 replies · 766+ views
    Yahoo UK ^ | 7/22/05 | Yahoo UK
    Friday July 22, 01:19 PM 'Arson' on suicide bomber's home An area around the home of suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay has been sealed off after an apparent attempt to burn down the building. Thames Valley Police said officers were called to Northern Road in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, after reports of a strong smell of petrol in the street. Police said a substance thought to be petrol or diesel had been located and the area sealed off with houses adjoining Lindsay's former home evacuated. Lindsay, 19, blew himself up on a Piccadilly Line London Underground train on July 7, killing 26 people...
  • Full text: Blair & Howard

    07/22/2005 6:59:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Full text: Blair & Howard Joint press conference of British Prime Minister Blair and Australian PM John Howard 22jul05 Good Afternoon everyone and a warm welcome to Prime Minister John Howard from Australia. Now before I say what the outcome of our talks has been together, I know you would want me to say a few words obviously on what has happened over the last few hours, and I hope you will forgive me if I say to you that it is best for operational details to go to the police and the emergency services and others that can give...
  • Musharraf targets hate preachers as arrests mount

    07/21/2005 3:26:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 454+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Jul 21, 2005
    Musharraf targets hate preachers as arrests mount By Simon Cameron-Moore Thu Jul 21, 2005 After a blitz of detentions of suspected militants and Islamists, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf called for a holy war against preachers of hate and announced steps to curb militant Islamic schools and groups. Musharraf spoke on Thursday in a televised address to the nation, which was awaited with keen anticipation both at home and in Britain after revelations of Pakistani links to the July 7 bomb attacks on London that killed at least 56 people. "I urge you, my nation, to stand up and wage a...
  • Even in Britain, moderate Muslims don't always agree that suicide bombing is wrong

    07/20/2005 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 38 replies · 665+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7/20/05 | Thomas Wagner
    LONDON – The two meetings by Muslim leaders occurred only three days apart, one in Birmingham and one in London. Both condemned the terrorist attacks in the British capital, but they couldn't agree on one key issue: Are suicide attacks forbidden by religious law? The fact that one group said "yes" and the other group said "not always" could be one reason Muslim radicals sometimes succeed in recruiting disaffected young people as suicide bombers, even in Western democracies such as Britain. Some clerics argue that such strikes can be used against an occupying power – an exception that offers the...
  • Mark Steyn: A victory for multiculti over common sense

    07/18/2005 4:39:04 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 61 replies · 2,571+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 07/19/05 | Mark Steyn
    It has been sobering this past week watching some of my "woollier" colleagues (in Vicki Woods's self-designation) gradually awake to the realisation that the real suicide bomb is "multiculturalism". Its remorseless tick-tock, suddenly louder than the ethnic drumming at an anti-globalisation demo, drove poor old Boris Johnson into rampaging around this page last Thursday like some demented late-night karaoke one-man Fiddler on the Roof, stamping his feet and bellowing, "Tradition! Tradition!" Boris's plea for more Britishness was heartfelt and valiant, but I'm not sure I'd bet on it. The London bombers were, to the naked eye, assimilated - they ate...
  • BBC: Scores detained in Pakistan raids

    07/20/2005 4:47:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 282+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 20 July, 2005, 11:04 GMT 12:04 UK | staff
    Scores detained in Pakistan raids Islamabad madrassa students wait outside during the raid Police in Pakistan have detained about 150 suspected Islamist extremists in a series of raids on religious schools, mosques and other properties. The suspects are being questioned about any links they might have with militant groups or with the London bombers. Three of the four bombers are known to have visited Pakistan recently. President Pervez Musharraf is expected to announce new measures to curb religious extremism during a televised speech on Thursday. On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was anxious for Pakistan to...
  • MP attacks Muslim leaders

    07/19/2005 6:52:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 July 2005 | Mark Moor
    MUSLIM leaders need to do more to weed out potential local extremists and condemn acts of terror, independent MP Russell Savage said yesterday. Speaking during State Parliament's condolences for victims of the London bombings, Mr Savage took aim at Australian Islamic leaders for perceived inaction following terrorist attacks. He read a quote from controversial Victorian Sheik Mohammed Omran denying links between Osama bin Laden and the recent terrorist attacks, then expressed concern about Muslim leadership in Australia. "Like many Australians I am becoming increasingly concerned by some Muslim demands in our society, some of their intolerance of our way of...
  • Eradication, not Reformation.

    07/19/2005 1:59:07 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Know Islam ^ | Not given | Ali Sina
    The reason all attempts to reform Islam have failed is because Islam cannot be reformed. Reforming Islam is an illusion and will only frustrate the to-be reformer. It is like someone wanting to reform Nazism and trying to make it a non-racist humane ideology. This would be absurd but even that is more doable than trying to reform Islam. After all Mein Kempf is not believed to be words of God but the Quran is. You can’t change the Quran. You can't reform a lie. You've to abandon it.First the question that begs an answer is “WHY”. Why would one...
  • Homeland insecurity

    07/19/2005 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Valin · 13 replies · 312+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 7/15/05 | Ian Buruma
    Ian Buruma, author and Luce professor of Democracy, Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College, New York, will answer readers’ questions online about the roots of Islamic extremism and the motivations of homegrown terrorists. You can send questions in advance to He will answer the questions on Friday, July 22. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Some of the responses to the bomb attacks on London were predictable. Of course Tariq Ali, the journalist...
  • Baghdad and London: Time to face reality

    07/18/2005 7:16:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 7/15/05 | Mshari Al-Zaydi
    What is the connection between the killing of the Egyptian ambassador to Baghdad after he was kidnapped by Musab Al Zarqawi's group, and the violent London blasts last Thursday morning? Both terrorist acts committed by Muslim extremist are connected in more than meets the eye. First, both heinous events represent a categorical and surprising development in the nature of terrorist operations. The terrorists did not target the diplomats of countries that are direct participants in the US campaign to reconstruct Iraq, such as Japan and Norway who each have 20 soldiers serving under British command. Egypt did not support the...
  • It's their own fault

    07/18/2005 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Grig · 9 replies · 533+ views
    Proud to be Canadian ^ | 18 Jul 2005 | Paul Albers
    It's their own fault Written by Paul Albers Monday, July 18, 2005 It’s their own fault, they asked for it. How can you expect people to not fight back when they have been attacked and so many innocent lives have been lost? No, I’m not blaming the British government for the actions of the terrorists who recently murdered over 50 of their own countrymen; I’m blaming terrorists for causing the very conflict they claim as their motivation. It has likely been some time since you’ve seen footage from September 11, 2001. Even before the fires were out the media locked...
  • Oliver North: Of heroes and hatred

    07/18/2005 1:31:53 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 602+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2005 | Lt. Colonel Oliver North
    In the midst of one of the greatest challenges we have ever faced, we in the Western World have developed a serious communications problem. In this era of hypersensitivity and political correctness, words no longer have meaning. The good are too often portrayed as evil; indefensibly wicked acts are made less so by how they are described. Words like "hero" and "hatred" have lost definition. In a struggle for survival, the inability to discern attackers from allies, friends from foes and heroes from cowards can be catastrophic. Scotland Yard and MI5 -- the British domestic intelligence service -- concluded three...
  • Britain seeking ways to curb 'evil ideology'

    07/17/2005 1:03:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 315+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 17, 2005 | GREGORY KATZ
    LEEDS, ENGLAND - With Prime Minister Tony Blair warning Saturday against an "evil ideology" of Islamic extremism, pressure mounted on British Muslims and their community leaders to do something — anything — to prevent more of its young people from joining the ranks of al-Qaida suicide bombers. But few concrete plans of action seemed to be in place. News that the four suicide bombers who killed at least 55 commuters on London's transit system were Britons, not foreigners, had Blair, Prince Charles and other national figures demanding that Muslims in Britain crack down. The prime minister and Parliament are planning...
  • Plot to scar London with 'burning cross'

    07/16/2005 6:50:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies · 549+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 14, 2005
    London's four suspected suicide bombers had wanted to to scar the city with a ``burning cross'' of blasts in its north, south, east and west, in the hope of being declared Islamic martyrs, a newspaper has claimed. The theory came as a global manhunt began for the man suspected of being the mastermind behind the suicide bombings. The four suspects were caught on security cameras at London's Kings Cross station, heading off in different directions shortly before the three bombs went off near Aldgate, Edgware Road and Russell Square Underground stations early last Thursday. A fourth bomb exploded on a...
  • Business exec confirms same-time-as-attack underground bombing exercise

    07/14/2005 6:54:08 AM PDT · by BrianConn · 27 replies · 746+ views
    CanadaFree Press ^ | July 14 | Judi McLeod
    Passengers evacuate an underground train at Kings Cross (Photo: Alexander Chadwick) BBC. Toronto-- (in the United Kingdom) may have found some answers on the "bombing exercises", which took place at the same time as last week’s real-time terrorist attacks in London. Basing their information on a BBC Radio 5 interview, Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones wrote for that a consulting agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of...
  • Religious extremism in Pakistan

    07/13/2005 3:07:04 PM PDT · by cooper72 · 4 replies · 279+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 13 July, 2005 | Bernard Gabony
    Suspicions that at least one of the alleged London suicide bombers may have been radicalised while in Pakistan raises questions once again about religious extremism there. Most analysts agree that the London bombers - three of whom police say were Britons of Pakistani descent - were probably trained by "minders" far more experienced in the use of explosives. UK investigators will be keen to know if the London bombers had been trained at any time in Pakistan or neighbouring Afghanistan. The family of one of the suspected bombers has confirmed that he studied religion in Pakistan, although it is not...
  • Pakistan: We Helped Foil U.K. Terror Plot

    07/13/2005 9:01:59 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/13/05 | SADAQAT JAN
    By SADAQAT JAN, Associated Press WriterWed Jul 13, 8:26 AM ET Pakistan's interior minister said Wednesday that a terror attack was thwarted in Britain before the May general elections in that country — and arrests were made in several countries — because of help from Pakistan's government. "Before the general elections in the U.K. we received reports that this sort of situation might arise, and attacks were aborted because of information provided by the government of Pakistan, and arrests were made in various countries and here," Interior Minster Aftab Khan Sherpao told a news conference in the capital. He gave...
  • London: The Pakistani Connection - (If Saudi Arabia is the "USSR," Pakistan is "East Germany!")

    07/13/2005 3:34:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 524+ views
    IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS after the horror in London on July 7, media in Britain and abroad focused considerable attention on "Londonistan"--the local zoo of Islamist agitators, almost entirely Arab, who have made headlines for years with their extremist preaching. Analytical lines, many of them useful, were drawn to al Qaeda and Iraq, but almost nobody looked at domestic Muslim extremism in the United Kingdom. Close observers of the British Islamic community, however, few of whom seem to have been consulted by reporters or the government, had been discussing for months a dramatic increase in radical agitation by Pakistani...
  • With love from Pakistan

    07/13/2005 9:06:55 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 291+ views
    Rediff ^ | 14 July | B Raman
    Three persons arrested by the Pakistani authorities in March,2003, in connection with the attack on USS Cole in October,2000, had told them during the interrogation that since the Western intelligence agencies were keeping a close watch on the suspected Arab members of the Al Qaeda, bin Laden had asked the LET to recruit Pakistani volunteers for suicide missions to be undertaken by the Al Qaeda and that the LET had already placed 12 Pakistani volunteers for suicide missions at the disposal of the Al Qaeda. Barcelona in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal and Luton and Leeds in the UK have become...
  • UK seeks India’s anti-terror assistance

    07/13/2005 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 30 replies · 808+ views
    13 July 2005: Britain is seeking the special assistance of the Indian government to deal with Asian Islamic terrorism, and relations are also being strengthened with Spain and France to combat North African terrorism. Diplomats said that Britain is also actively considering creating a US homeland security-type department, and a bill will be brought for this in the British Parliament soon, and as part of a new anti-terror regime, following the London bombings last week, mosques will be compulsorily registered, and visitors to them would have to reveal their identities.
  • This is a turning point: we have to fly the flag for Britishness again

    07/13/2005 7:24:07 PM PDT · by saquin · 33 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/14/05 | Boris Johnson
    I have already had enough about how perfectly normal these young men were, and what charming fellows they were, and how there was nothing they loved more than serving in dad's chip shop or helping an old lady across the street or a good game of cricket in the park. "All he wanted to do was have a laugh," said one of the neighbours last night, about one of the sick quartet responsible for killing themselves and at least 52 others in London. "He was sound as a pound." Yeah, right. If these four young men were perfectly normal Yorkshiremen,...
  • Air Force removes sharply-criticized ban on personnel traveling to London

    07/13/2005 1:52:16 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 426+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 13, 2005 | Kevin Dougherty
    Air Force officials Tuesday lifted travel restrictions for its personnel to London, though not before a string of negative and sarcastic comments in the British press. The barbs by journalists and politicians followed a weekend in which hundreds of thousands of Britons defied fears of another possible terrorist attack to attend crowded ceremonies marking the end of World War II. The Daily Mail newspaper said in an editorial: “We trust the 4 million Americans who come to London each year are made of sterner stuff than the U.S. Air Force.” While British royals, war veterans and regular folks attended the...
  • Bombers travelled from Pak to London?

    07/13/2005 12:31:27 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 4 replies · 504+ views
    LONDON: The men who attacked the British capital last Thursday may have been 'away day bombers' and some may be of Pakistani ethnicity, the British authorities have said, in a brand new colloquialism destined to add yet another signature phrase to the doleful lingo of 21st-century terrorist threats to world cities. The revelation that the bombers probably traveled up to London on cheap, special-offer return train tickets from fringe British cities such as Leeds, in the Muslim and Pakistani-dominant region of West Yorkshire, came even as London Metropolitan police searched five homes in the area on Tuesday in a possible...
  • 3 bombers were of Pakistani origin: London police

    07/13/2005 12:14:51 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 41 replies · 839+ views ^ | July 13, 2005 10:02 IST | H S Rao
    3 bombers were of Pakistani origin: London police H S Rao in London | July 13, 2005 09:31 IST Last Updated: July 13, 2005 10:02 IST Police on Wednesday said at least three of the bombers involved in bombing the London transport system are believed to be British males of Pakistani origin who lived in West Yorkshire in Leeds. The bus bomber is believed to be dead, and police said there was "strong forensic and other evidence" a second bomber died at Aldgate. Investigators are now trying to establish if the other two are alive or died in the explosions....
  • Reports London bombs made from military explosives

    07/12/2005 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 16 replies · 762+ views ^ | Tuesday, 12 July , 2005 18:21:00 | Rafael Epstein
    Reports London bombs made from military explosives PM - Tuesday, 12 July , 2005  18:21:00 Reporter: Rafael Epstein MARK COLVIN: More pointers are emerging to the nature of the organisation which bombed three London trains and a bus last week, and killed more than 50 people in the process. Both the London Times and France's Le Monde are reporting that the bombers appear to have used sophisticated military explosives. Both quote a top French counter-terrorism official, and the Times says a single bomb-maker was probably responsible for building all four devices. We'll hear shortly from one of the world's top...

    07/12/2005 4:41:13 PM PDT · by Syco · 40 replies · 1,037+ views
    Sky News ^ | 7/12/05 | Unknown
    The four young men who carried out the London terror attacks were British-born suicide bombers, police sources have told Sky News. At a minimum, it is "highly likely" one of the Tube attackers died in the strikes on the Underground network. Police have stopped short of saying publicly Britain had suffered its first suicide strike, but Sky News correspondent Martin Brunt said senior anti-terror police were working on the assumption the men were British-born suicide bombers and had died in the blasts. The four travelled by car from West Yorkshire to Luton and then by train to Kings Cross station...
  • Karen Armstrong's Fantasies About Islamic Terror

    07/12/2005 1:00:04 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 28 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | July 12, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    In the wake of the 7/7 London bombings many politicians and pundits have raced to renounce the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” A London Anglican priest named Paul Hawkins said in a sermon: “We can name the people who did these things as criminals or terrorists. We must not name them as Muslims.” It may seem odd to deny to the likely perpetrators of the bombings the name that they themselves prize above all others, and it is certainly a disservice to any genuine Muslim reformers who might be trying to identify and root out the causes of violence from within Islam,...
  • All Four Bombers Died

    07/12/2005 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Syco · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Sky News ^ | 7/12/05 | Unknown
    All four suspected bombers died during the London terror attacks, according to police sources. Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said three bombers died in separate Tube attacks and one was killed in the No 30 bus blast. Detectives believe all four were British citizens, Brunt said. It was still not clear if the attackers were all suicide bombers. This follows witness reports of a man on the bus in an agitated state constantly looking into his bag before the blast in Tavistock Square. Brunt said police had made a number of arrests in Leeds today in relation to last...
  • Muslim scholar: Killing civilians OK

    07/11/2005 10:19:31 PM PDT · by dila813 · 32 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | July 12, 2005 |
    Head of Islamic center in London responds to attack © 2005 Hani Al-Siba'i Responding to questions about the terrorist attack on London, a Muslim scholar in the British capital asserted Islam makes no distinction between civilians and military targets. "The term 'civilians' does not exist in Islamic religious law," said Hani Al-Siba'i, head of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London. Al-Siba'i, in an interview with the Arab news channel al-Jazeera, elaborated, "There is no such term as 'civilians' in the modern Western sense. People are either of Dar Al-Harb or not." Dar Al-Harb refers to the Muslim...
  • Will Britain go back to sleep?

    07/11/2005 11:52:25 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 527+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-11-05 | Mark Steyn
    One way of measuring a terrorist attack is to see if the killers accomplished everything they set out to. On September 11, 2001, al Qaeda set out to hijack four planes and succeeded in seizing every one. Had the killers tried to take another 30 jets between 7:30 and 9 that morning, who can doubt they would have maintained their pristine 100 percent success? Throughout the Irish Republican Army's long war against the British Crown, two generations of politicians noted there would always be the odd "crack in the system" through which the determined terrorist would slip. But on September...