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  • Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb

    09/27/2014 10:00:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | September 26, 2014 | Claudio Accogli
    An Italian-Spanish archeological team on Friday prepared to launch a dig in an extraordinary tomb whose discovery was announced six months ago. The tomb belongs to May, an important government officer of the XVIII dynasty, an era ruled by pharoahs such as Tutankhamon and the "heretic" pharoah Akhenaton, who established a sun cult dedicated to the sun disk Aton, among others... The team came upon the tomb of May through a horizontal tunnel located within the Min, which was also visited two centuries ago by the legendary Jean Francois Champollion, considered the father of Egyptology... The few images available show...
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb lost for decades rediscovered in Luxor

    06/14/2014 10:45:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Ahram in English ^ | Saturday 14 Jun 2014 | Nevine El-Aref
    Tomb number TT 209 in Assasif area on Luxor's West Bank was rediscovered yesterday by Spanish excavators. Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim has explained the context behind a tomb recently rediscovered in Luxor by a Spanish archaeological mission. The tomb was first discovered in 1904 by Sir Robert Mond, but Mond didn’t describe the tomb's architectural style or identify its occupant. The tomb was then abandoned and became buried beneath the sands. Egyptologists looked for it subsequently, but their efforts failed. "It is a very mysterious tomb," asserted Ibrahim, adding that the name of the tomb had changed several times...
  • Blast From the Past: What happened at Luxor? [1997 massacre]

    02/04/2011 5:30:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 1997 Published at 11:35 GMT
    Six British people were among the 58 holidaymakers murdered by Moslem fanatics. Among them were a five-year-old girl, her mother and grandmother. There's still no definitive account of what happened, but from eyewitness reports it appears as many as ten gunmen arrived at the Temple of Hatshepsut near Luxor in taxis. After killing two security guards, one group approached the crowded temple steps and opened fire. This forced many of the tourists to flee into the temple complex, where they were trapped. A second terrorist group then turned to attack people arriving at the complex on buses.
  • Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

    06/14/2014 5:43:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 9, 2014 | Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
    On Monday, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said that the Spanish archaeological mission discovered a tomb of a senior statesman from ancient Egypt's eleventh dynasty in the Zeraa Abul Naga district of Luxor. Ibrahim added that the tomb consists of a well-carved square burial chamber. He said that the discovery was made while exploring one of three wells that date back to the seventeenth dynasty. Ali al-Asfar, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department, said the tomb could have been used as a cache as it contained a large number of human relics. Also, tools and pottery, dating back to the...
  • Big statue of Amenhotep III discovered in Luxor

    03/25/2008 11:13:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 525+ views
    Egypt State Information Service ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2008 | unattributed
    A big statue of King Amenhotep III has been discovered by an Egyptian-German archeological mission in Luxor, said an Egyptian official on Friday 21/2/2008. The mission succeeded in collecting 100 pieces of another statue of Amenhotep III, Luxor Antiquities Director Mansour Borayek said. Led by Egyptologist Horig Sourouzian, the mission unearthed two heads of Sphinx in addition to seven statues of goddess Sekhmet on the western bank in Luxor, he added. In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess of Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness. Amenhotep III was the ninth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. He...
  • An unidentified royal statue head found in Luxor

    12/30/2013 4:16:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 26 Dec 2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    A black granite head of an unidentified New Kingdom king's statue has been uncovered in Luxor The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission unearthed on Thursday a large granite head of a statue of an unidentified New Kingdom king during routine excavation at King Thutmose III’s funerary temple on Luxor’s west bank. Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), explained that the head is 29.6cm high, 24.3cm wide and 26.9cm deep. The head depicts a round face of a royal figure, not identified yet, wearing a wig, with traces of a broken nose,...
  • Team Unearths Statue of Egypt's Queen Ti

    01/23/2006 8:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,229+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/06 | AP
    LUXOR, Egypt - A Johns Hopkins University archaeological team has unearthed a statue of Queen Ti, one of the most important women in ancient Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Monday. The statue, mostly intact, was found under a statue of Amenhotep III in the sprawling Karnak Temple in Luxor, which was a royal city in ancient Egypt. Ti was the first queen of Egypt to have her name appear on official acts alongside that of her husband. She was known for her influence in state affairs in the reigns of both her...
  • Egypt's Luxor governor resigns after controversy

    06/23/2013 6:43:54 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23/06/2013 | By Catherine Nicholson / Noémie ROCHE
    Adel al-Khayat, a member of a radical Islamist party linked to a massacre that killed 58 tourists in Luxor in 1997, resigned as the city’s governor on Sunday, just a week after his controversial appointment to the post by President Mohammed Morsi. The new governor of Egypt’s Luxor province, controversially appointed last week despite belonging to a hardline Islamist group that killed 58 tourists there in 1997, announced his resignation on Sunday. “We will not accept that one drop of blood be spilt because of a position that I did not personally aspire to at any time,” Adel Mohamed al-Khayat...
  • Egypt's Mohamed Morsi appoints hardline Islamist to govern Luxor

    06/19/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT · by Zajko · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 June 2013 | Patrick Kingsley
    The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has appointed a member of the hardline Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya to the governorship of Luxor – a tourist city in which militants associated with the group killed 58 tourists in 1997. The symbolism of the appointment has enraged Egypt's sidelined non-Islamist opposition, who see it as further evidence that Morsi is unconcerned about the country's increasing polarisation. Tourism is the lifeblood of Luxor, home to some of Egypt's most dramatic ancient temples and pharaonic tombs, including that of Tutankhamun. The city has been hit hard by the downtown in foreign visitors during the past...
  • Chinese teen defaces Egypt temple; sparks outcry

    05/28/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ap ^ | 36 minutges ago | Gillian Wong,
    The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here" in Chinese on a temple wall in the ancient city Luxor, and the incident came to light when another Chinese tourist posted a photo of it on a popular microblog...
  • Archaeology: Italian mission discovers Luxor necropolis: Amenhotep II temple...

    01/10/2013 6:55:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | unattributed
    Sesana's mission brought to light burials from the Middle Kingdom (1800 B.C.) through the Third Intermediate Period (1000-700 B.C.) to the Ptolemaic Era. The canopy vases are thought to have come from the tomb of a woman. They date back to the period between 1075 and 664 B.C. and, Sesana notes, were laid out in the manner of two on one side and two on the other of the burial, inside of which a sarcophagus and skeleton were found. The archaeologist said that they were unidentified. ''But another time, and it was such a strong emotion that I began jumping...
  • The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya Cessation of Violence: An Ideological Reversal

    12/22/2006 8:09:36 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 465+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 12/21/06 | Y. Feldner, Y. Carmon, and D. Lev
    Introduction The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya organization, which perpetrated terror attacks in Egypt throughout the 1980s and '90s, has in recent years undergone an ideological reversal exceptional among Islamist organizations. The leaders of the organization have undertaken to forsake violence and have apologized for past attacks and now promote a new ideology of coexistence with the regime. In addition, they have gone to great lengths to argue against Al-Qaeda's ideology and to restrict its influence on Muslims. The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya leadership's ideological reversal is an outstanding example of a collective shift away from violence by leaders of a prominent radical Islamist organization....
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Egypt Frees 950 Gamaa Islamiya Prisoners

    04/12/2006 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 587+ views
    Voice of America News ^ | 12 April 2006 | By Challiss McDonough
    Egypt has released 950 jailed members of the militant Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya. Some of them have been in prison since the assassination of President Anwar Sadat 25 years ago. The group's lawyer says about 950 members of Gamaa Islamiya have been released over the last 10 days. The largest group, several hundred, were freed Tuesday, in honor of a Muslim holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Those released include several senior figures, some of whom have been imprisoned for more than 20 years. Gamaa Islamiya was once Egypt's largest militant Islamist group, responsible for a string of...
  • Bulldozers overhaul Luxor, city of pashas and pharaohs

    04/06/2010 5:17:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, April 1, 2010 | Alexander Dziadosz
    In the dusty streets behind the pasha's grand villa, bulldozers and forklifts are tearing into the city where Agatha Christie found inspiration and Howard Carter unearthed Tutankhamun. Egypt has already cleared out Luxor's old bazaar, demolished thousands of homes and dozens of Belle Epoque buildings in a push to transform the site of the ancient capital Thebes into a huge open-air museum. Officials say the project will preserve temples and draw more tourists, but the work has outraged archaeologists and architects who say it has gutted Luxor's more recent heritage. ...one foreigner who lives in Luxor part of the year,...
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • Surprise Finds At Egypt Temple "Change Everything"

    12/19/2007 3:43:27 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 3,172+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 12-17-2007 | Steven Stanek
    Surprise Finds at Egypt Temple "Change Everything" Steven Stanek in Luxor, Egypt for National Geographic NewsDecember 17, 2007 A series of surprising discoveries has been made at the foot of Egypt's famous Temple of Amun at Karnak, archaeologists say. The new finds include ancient ceremonial baths, a pharaoh's private entry ramp, and the remains of a massive wall built some 3,000 years ago to reinforce what was then the bank of the Nile River. A host of other artifacts, including hundreds of bronze coins, has also been found. Together the discoveries are causing experts to reconsider the history of the...
  • Police Arrest 2 in Las Vegas Luxor Bombing Case (Illegal aliens)

    05/12/2007 10:34:44 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 37 replies · 1,870+ views
    KLAS News ^ | 5/11/07 | n/a
    Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the bombing at the Luxor that killed 24-year-old Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio. Police have arrested 32-year-old Omar Rueda-Denvers, who is from Panama. They also arrested 27-year-old Porfirro Durate-Herrera, a Nicaraguan. Police say both men are in the country illegally.
  • 1 Dead in Casino Parking Lot Explosion

    05/07/2007 10:26:17 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 37 replies · 1,779+ views
    Guardianco.uk ^ | 5/7/2007 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A device left in a casino parking garage exploded early Monday, killing a hotel employee who picked it up, authorities said. The man was removing the device from atop a car when it exploded shortly after 4 a.m. on the second floor of a parking behind the Luxor hotel-casino, said Officer Bill Cassell, a police spokesman. He declined to describe the device, but said initial reports that it was a backpack were wrong. Police said the blast was not a terrorist act but an apparent murder of a Luxor employee. No threat had been made against...
  • Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'

    08/07/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 142 replies · 2,838+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament — the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
  • To the general media, No more beating around the bush, say it out loud: ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!

    10/21/2005 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Actuality · 18 replies · 1,126+ views
    http://www.geocities.com/realtrueactuality
    ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!!! Are Militant Muslims DECAPITATING Tourists in S. Philippines? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam attack Arab Kuwaiti 'brothers' tortured them horrifically? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam BUTCHER/GASSED/TORTURED HIS OWN PEOPLE? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Do Arab Muslim Militant Hamas/Islamic-Jihad/other 'Palestinian' Militants (& often Fatah - connected to the official 'Palestinian' authority) TARGET BABIES, (not as the West targets terrorists) Yes or no? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Arab Islamists attack French subways? (1985) IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM +...
  • Italy (Local Prosecutor) Probes Possible CIA Role in Abduction (of Islamist)

    02/25/2005 10:12:26 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/2005 | John Crewdson
    Italy probes possible CIA role in abduction By John Crewdson (Chicago) Tribune senior correspondent An Italian prosecutor investigating the apparent kidnapping of a suspected Islamic militant in the streets of Milan served military authorities this week with a demand for records of flights into and out of a joint U.S.-Italian air base in northern Italy. Italian newspapers have reported that the prosecutor, Armando Spataro, is investigating the possible role of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the disappearance of Osama Nasr Mostafa Hassan, better known as Abu Omar, a popular figure in Milan's Islamic community who vanished Feb. 17, 2003....
  • American Family Spring Vacation in Egypt 2005

    04/21/2005 7:35:47 AM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 8 replies · 1,232+ views
    Private letters home to US from schwing_wifey | 4/21/2005 | schwing_wifey
    All the names have been changed. This is MY VIEW - MY EXPERIENCE - MY OPINION. I write to friends and family back home on a monthly basis. After seeing someone else post their trip experience out here, I thought this might be of interest to someone who was curious about a trip to Egypt. Hurghada and Luxor Egypt March 2005 First, I must say that as I'm sitting down to write this, I decided for the first time in my writing to change names and hide some details (but you'll be reading a lot of details anyway because these...
  • Theban Mapping Project (Valley of the Kings etc)

    01/13/2005 8:03:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies · 2,248+ views
    Theban Mapping Project ^ | 1980s to present | Kent Weeks et al
    The original page used client side image maps, and that was pretty, but a little search and replace turned it into a usable (I hope) table of links. Enjoy. FR Lexicon·Posting Guidelines·Excerpt, or Link only?·Ultimate Sidebar Management·HeadlinesDonate Here By Secure Server·Eating our own -- Time to make a new start in Free RepublicPDF to HTML translation·Translation page·Wayback Machine·My Links·FreeMail MeGods, Graves, Glyphs topic·and group·Books, Magazines, Movies, Music
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • What We Knew…and Didn't Do

    04/17/2004 4:14:38 PM PDT · by optimistically_conservative · 13 replies · 391+ views
    Reader's Digest ^ | April 13, 2004 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In 1997-1998, I became aware of clearly observable warnings of hostile terrorist intentions against America, by Osama bin Laden. For over eighteen months -- as part of an investigation for Reader's Digest -- I had been learning from a variety of former U.S. intelligence officers and foreign sources about a vast, world wide network of Islamist radicals, who had emerged from the U.S.-backed war to drive the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. At their head was the shadowy Saudi renegade, Osama bin Laden, whom his followers referred to as the "Prince of Jihad." What made bin Laden unusual was his background....
  • Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants [900 Terrorists Let Loose!]

    09/30/2003 11:27:34 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 41 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 9/30/03 | Staff
    Security Sources: Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt released 900 members of an Islamic militant group that killed 58 tourists in 1997 and helped plot the murder of president Anwar Sadat, security sources said on Tuesday. Analysts said that freeing so many members of the outlawed al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group), whose jailed leaders renounced violence six years ago, would help the movement gain a political voice and could strengthen the hand of more moderate Islamists in the Arab world's most populous country. News of the mass release came two days after Egypt announced it had freed Karam...
  • Milan cell linked to al-Qaida operatives

    06/30/2002 1:14:33 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Seattle Times ^ | June 30, 2002 | John Crewdson and Tom Hundley
    MILAN, Italy — Italian anti-terrorism investigators, poring over hundreds of hours of surreptitiously recorded conversations among members of Europe's most important al-Qaida outpost, say they are convinced a cell in Milan supplied false passports and other bogus documents to al-Qaida operatives who may have succeeded in entering the United States. The absence of any apparent contact between the Milan al-Qaida operation and the Sept. 11 hijackers, who spawned their deadly plot in Hamburg, Germany, could mean that other potential al-Qaida terrorists managed to take up residence in the United States before Sept. 11 and may still be there awaiting a...
  • Sept. 11 probe: Wiretaps in Italy hear pair talk of `terrifying' plan by a `madman'

    05/28/2002 4:07:45 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 68 replies · 2,974+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue May 28 | PIERO VALSECCHI
    Tue May 28, 5:12 PM ET By PIERO VALSECCHI, Associated Press Writer MILAN, Italy - Analyses of wiretapped conversations between a sheik from Yemen and the leader of a Milan mosque have turned up what police now believe are chilling predictions of the Sept. 11 attacks, including a boast of a terrifying operation by a "madman," apparently a reference to Osama bin-Laden. Milan daily Corriere della Sera Tuesday ran excerpts of transcripts of the conversations, which took place in 2000 and 2001 before the attacks. The conversations were between Abdulsalam Abdulrahman, the sheik, who had traveled to Italy, and Abdelkader...
  • Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre

    10/15/2001 6:09:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 979+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, October 15, 2001
    Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre © 2001 WorldNetDaily.com A secret deal between the Clinton administration and terrorists linked with Osama bin Laden led directly to the senseless slaughter of some 70 West European tourists and the wounding of hundreds, according to a book written by a former congressional terrorism expert. According to Yossef Bodansky, author of "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," a Central Intelligence Agency operative dealing with Islamic terrorists on matters of security for the U.S. forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina led them to believe President Clinton ...
  • Egyptian linked to Luxor massacre group arrested

    04/15/2002 10:00:26 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Ananova ^ | 16th April 2002 | Ananova
    Brazilian police have arrested a man believed to be a member of the terrorist group that killed 58 foreign tourists, including six Britons, in Luxor, Egypt in 1997. Mohammed Ali al-Mahdi Ibrahim Soliman was arrested in front of his house in the city of Foz de Iguacu, 510 miles south west of Sao Paulo. The Supreme Court had ordered Soliman's arrest after receiving a request from Egypt for his extradition to face charges of terrorism. The head of the federal police office in Foz de Iguacu, Joaquim Mesquita told the Agencia Folha news agency that Soliman was a member of...