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  • Why Couldn't The U.S. Prosecute Musa Ali Daqduq?

    03/08/2013 2:48:49 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | March 7, 2013 4:13 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "But if the US can transport Abu Ghaith onto US soil and prosecute him for terrorist activities, why couldn't the Obama administration do the same with Musa Ali Daqduq, the senior Hezbollah commander who was captured in Iraq in 2007? The US Department of Justice had planned to prosecute Daqduq and the FBI was building a case against him. Daqduq was directly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of seven US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007. He was in US custody up until December 2011, just before the US withdrew from Iraq. Although the administration argued that it...
  • The ‘Hybrid View’ of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”  What the Post doesn’t say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The “hybrid” explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a “spontaneous” assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • 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...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011

    06/04/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don't understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn't have accidentally "wandered into" the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent). While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced...
  • Christian Leaders Launch Twitter Campaign to Stop Execution of Said Musa

    02/21/2011 7:41:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 92 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Feb. 20 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    Christian leaders have launched a Twitter campaign to save Said Musa, an Afghan who is awaiting execution for converting to Christianity from Islam. On Sunday Musa, 45, was told by a judge that he would be hanged within days unless he reconverts to Islam. The Twitter buzz started with Denny Burk's appeal Saturday to President Obama to "to persuade the Afghan govt. not to execute our brother Said Musa." Burk is the Dean of Boyce College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Then, John Piper tweeted a similar message, "Mr. President, speak wisely and boldly, in private if necessary, for...
  • America Quiet on the Execution of Afghan Christian Said Musa

    02/18/2011 3:33:02 PM PST · by don-o · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Paul Marshall
    A terrible drama is unfolding in Afghanistan: There are reports that Said Musa, whose situation I described at Christmas, will soon be executed for the ‘crime’ of choosing to become a Christian. (For background, see here.) Musa was one of about 25 Christians arrested on May 31, 2010, after a May 27 Noorin TV program showed video of a worship service held by indigenous Afghan Christians; he was arrested as he attempted to seek asylum at the German embassy. He converted to Christianity eight years ago, is the father of six young children, had a leg amputated after he stepped...
  • I Am In Awe of Such Faith

    02/15/2011 5:17:17 AM PST · by marcbold · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2-15-11 | Matt Archbold
    An Afghanistan Christian and father of six, is imprisoned and scheduled to die. His crime? He believes Christ is his Savior. And he is scheduled to die because of it. No defense lawyer will take his case for fear of retribution. And he has been told that if he renounces Christ things would go easier. But he doesn’t. He won’t. Said Musa, who lost his leg from a landmine in the 1990’s and has worked since then as a medical worker for the Red Cross fitting children with prosthetics, has been in jail for eight months. According to a public...
  • YouTube Video Sends Guatemala Into Crisis

    Several have sent word that a YouTube video of recently assassinated lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg has sent Guatemala into a tailspin. The video of Rosenberg claims that if you are watching, he has been murdered by President Alvaro Colom with help from presidential secretary Gustavo Alejos. "The video spread across the Internet after family members handed it out during Rosenberg's funeral on Monday. In the 18-minute tape, a seemingly calm Rosenberg, sitting behind a desk and microphone, alleges that Colom, the First Lady and two associates were involved in murder, corruption and money laundering. The group, he says, filtered public funds...
  • Murder Foretold

    05/16/2009 8:42:21 PM PDT · by devere · 13 replies · 799+ views
    The Economist ^ | May 16th, 2009 | Staff
    IT COULD have been a scene from Gabriel García Márquez’s novella, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”. But there was nothing magical about the realism of the video recorded by Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer, four days before he was shot dead on Sunday May 10th while cycling on a busy avenue. “If you are hearing this message,” he intoned, “it is because I, Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, was assassinated by the president’s private secretary, Gustavo Alejos, and his partner, Gregorio Valdez, with the approval of Álvaro Colom and Sandra de Colom [Guatemala’s president and first lady]”. Political murders are sadly nothing...
  • Arizona Man Admits Lying About HLF Support

    05/09/2009 12:55:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Prosecutors have secured their seventh conviction in the Hamas-financing case against the defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). On Wednesday, 54-year-old Akram Abdallah pled guilty to lying to federal agents about his HLF involvement during interviews in 2007. According to his indictment, Abdallah told FBI agents he had nothing to do with HLF, when, in fact, "between approximately 1994 and 1997, defendant was involved in fund raising activities" in the Phoenix area. Abdallah faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced in August. In November, five former HLF officials were convicted on 108 counts...
  • D.C. - Based Mosque's "Cause Célèbre" Holiday

    11/26/2009 1:44:53 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 450+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | November 26, 2009, 10:08 am | By Madeleine Gruen
    SNIPPET: "As-Sabiqun, a Washington, DC-based extremist group, plans to divert the focus of the festivities away from the themes of generosity and sacrifice by distributing a leaflet at morning prayers that portrays Major Nidal Hasan (who opened fire on soldiers at Ft. Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30 others) as a victim of the "Zionist American" government that is employing a program of "psychological warfare" to "oppress Muslims." This is a clear example of what the Center for Terrorism Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies has termed "Cause Célèbre Islam." Cause célèbre Islam forecasts an inevitable violent...
  • Iraqis Arrest Terrorist Financier, Others

    10/01/2009 4:50:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 534+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 – Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, in recent days have arrested an alleged terrorist financier and recruiter, as well as five suspects in a roadside bomb network, military officials reported. In Balad, the Iraqi army’s emergency response brigade arrested alleged Khitab Hezbollah financier and recruiter Khalid Masur Ismail in Baghdad’s Sadr City district. Ismail, who also is known as Abu Mustafa, was arrested on a court-issued warrant when he identified himself upon contact and admitted to working as a manager for a security firm alleged to be a front for Khitab Hezbollah. During the operation, Iraqi...
  • The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews: The As-Sabiqun Movement

    08/19/2009 2:15:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 669+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, August 19, 2009 | By: John Perazzo
    The Washington D.C.-based As-Sabiqun movement, a front line organization in the campus war against Israel and the Jews, was founded in the early 1990s by Imam Abdul Alim Musa. Musa speaks frequently at colleges and universities across the country -- often at the invitation of various chapters of the Muslim Students Association. As-Sabiqun (“The Vanguard” in Arabic) is a Sunni-oriented group seeking to establish Islam “as a complete way of life in America” -- in “total, complete, and uncompromised service of Allah.” The movement’s ultimate objective is to transform the U.S. into the “Islamic State of North America” by no...
  • SCOTS SNIPER KILLS TALIBAN LEADER WITH LONGEST SHOT

    08/10/2009 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 97 replies · 5,207+ views
    A SCOTTISH soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far. The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target. But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right. Initially Musa, who was with four...
  • Scots Sniper Kills Taliban with Longest Shot

    08/10/2009 6:23:33 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 86 replies · 4,704+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 10 August 2009 | Staff
    A Scottish soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far. The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target. But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right.
  • Calif. polygamist gets life term for family abuses (Muslim Convert Gets Life)

    02/15/2009 9:06:59 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 894+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/13/09 | AMY TAXIN
    MURRIETA, Calif. – A self-proclaimed polygamist was sentenced Friday to seven consecutive life prison terms for torturing seven of his 19 children, abusing four others and imprisoning two of his three wives. Mansa Musa Muhummed, 55, also was sentenced to additional terms totaling 16 years and eight months by Riverside County Superior Court Judge F. Paul Dickerson III, who said Muhummed's treatment of his family amounted to "a reign of terror over defenseless children." "If his appeals are exhausted and he does not prevail, he will die in prison," said Peter Morreale, Muhummed's attorney. Muhummed was convicted in June of...
  • Pakistan - US Ambassador summoned to FO

    09/03/2008 7:00:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 209+ views
    geo.tv (Pakistan) ^ | September 3, 2008
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the United States Ambassador Anne W Patterson in the Foreign Office here to lodge a protest over Angoor Adda incident.
  • Pakistan says 15 people killed in a raid by international forces from Afghanistan

    09/02/2008 11:44:11 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 274+ views
    AFP via translation | September 3, 2008
    via translation- Pakistan: 15 people killed in a raid of international forces in Afghanistan PESHAWAR (Pakistan) - At least 15 people, including civilians, were killed Wednesday in the north-west Pakistan in an attack involving helicopters international forces based in Afghanistan, told AFP the heads of security services Pakistani. "Four helicopter gunships have crossed the border and launched the attack," assured AFP one of these sources, who requested anonymity. "Helicopters from Afghanistan were involved," confirmed to AFP Mowaz Khan, a senior official of the administration of the tribal district of South Waziristan where the raid took place in the border village...
  • D.C. imam declares Muslim takeover-plan

    11/10/2007 3:54:11 AM PST · by Man50D · 77 replies · 167+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 10, 2007 | Art Moore
    A Washington, D.C., imam states explicitly on the website for his organization that he is part of a movement working toward replacement of the U.S. government with "the Islamic State of North America" by 2050. With branches in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Philadelphia, the group As-Sabiqun – or the Vanguard – is under the leadership of Abdul Alim Musa in the nation's capital. Musa's declaration of his intention to help lead a takeover of America was highlighted by noted Islam observer Robert Spencer on his website Jihad Watch. Spencer told WND that figures such as Musa should...
  • Case Against Ex-Guard Brings Scrutiny of D.C. Imam

    09/19/2007 6:15:49 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 4 replies · 70+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2007 | Dan Morse
    ...The question in a time of heightened concern about terrorism: When do they cross the line and become a real threat? A debate based on that question surrounds a case to be heard at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt...evidence includes public pronouncements by Abdul Alim Musa, who has served for 18 years as imam of a mosque in Southeast Washington. Among his statements: Zionist American agents blew up the World Trade Center; Palestinian suicide bombers are heroes...The government hasn't charged the imam. But a longtime member of his mosque, Darrick Jackson, 37, is charged with not truthfully answering a...
  • Interfaith meeting at mosque with a rapist??

    03/14/2007 12:10:44 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 3 replies · 264+ views
    Markedmanner Blog ^ | 03/14/07 | Me
    I came across this article today announcing that the Zakariyya Central Mosque in Britain will be holding an interfaith meeting to teach people about Islam. This meeting is also being sponsored by the local government officials The Bolton Council. The name of the Imam at this mosque is Rashid Musa. A Google search of his name brings up some revealing stories about a man with this name in Britain. First you have this story from 2000. Here is what it says about Rashid Musa: Musa, 23, is serving five life sentences after being found guilty last August of raping the...
  • Habib was a 'mercenary for Osama'

    02/15/2005 1:09:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 394+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 16th February 2005 | Brendan Nicholson and Mark Forbes
    Australia's top investigators claim Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist before the September 11 attacks. Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist in Pakistan before moving to Afghanistan to serve as a mercenary with al-Qaeda, Australia's top policeman has told a parliamentary inquiry. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said Mr Habib received firearms training in Pakistan in the days before September 11, 2001 to prepare him for a border crossing into Afghanistan to join Osama bin Laden's terrorist organisation. Habib was arrested by Pakistani police inside Pakistan on October 5, 2001. "The investigators formed the view...
  • Senators Laud Treatment of Detainees in Guantánamo (Durbin, Byrd and Kennedy AWOL)

    06/28/2005 6:20:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 33 replies · 1,357+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    Senators from both sides of the aisle competed on Monday to extol the humane treatment of detainees whom they said they saw on a weekend trip to the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. All said they opposed closing the center. "I feel very good" about the detainees' treatment, Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, said. That feeling was also expressed by another Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska. On Monday, Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky, said he learned while visiting Guantánamo that some detainees "even have air-conditioning and semiprivate showers." Another Republican, Senator Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, said...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - Drummers, Warriors and Storytellers - May 24th, 2005

    05/23/2005 9:41:38 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 91 replies · 2,792+ views
    Army Magazine | July 2002 | Gen. Donn A. Starry, U.S. Army retired
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • What is a Prophet? - (Amazing article by Barbara Stock!)

    12/23/2004 1:46:07 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,634+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.COM ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2004 | BARBARA J. STOCK
    The world is hearing much these days about "prophets." Was Moses a prophet? Was Jesus a prophet? Was Mohammed a prophet? Interestingly, Moses, the man credited with leading the children of Israel out of Egypt is considered a great prophet by followers of Islam. Moses, or Musa, is mentioned often in the Quran. Much of the Quran is based on the teachings of Moses as opposed to the teaching of Jesus. Jesus is considered by Christians to be the Son of God. He was the Messiah all prophets before him, including Moses, had predicted changing them from mere "predictors" into...
  • Lawless in Gaza

    07/22/2004 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 765+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 21st 2004 | Global Agenda
    Violent protests against corruption and nepotism in Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, and the threatened resignation of his prime minister, Ahmed Qurei, have forced Mr Arafat to back off from putting a relative in charge of Gaza’s security forces... Arafat is feeling the wrath of his own people, who have become increasingly frustrated at the corruption, nepotism and sheer uselessness of his crumbling regime.... Arafat has for months been resisting pressure from America, Egypt, the United Nations and other powers to merge and revamp the PA’s 12 overlapping, ineffectual and mutually hostile security forces, and to put them under the...
  • Terror on the dole

    04/20/2004 12:12:23 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 48 replies · 1,484+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 20 April 2004 | David Cohen
    Four young British Muslims in their twenties - a social worker, an IT specialist, a security guard and a financial adviser - occupy a table at a fast-food chicken restaurant in Luton. Perched on their plastic chairs, wolfing down their dinner, they seem just ordinary young men. Yet out of their mouths pour heated words of revolution. "As far as I'm concerned, when they bomb London, the bigger the better," says Abdul Haq, the social worker. "I know it's going to happen because Sheikh bin Laden said so. Like Bali, like Turkey, like Madrid - I pray for it, I...
  • Kurds vow to kill Turkish troops that cross border

    03/02/2003 3:54:00 PM PST · by Mark Felton · 47 replies · 344+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | Filed: 02/03/2003 | By Damien McElroy in Northern Iraq
    Troops defending Kurdish autonomy vowed yesterday to shoot Turkish forces who cross the border if there is conflict in Iraq. As the parliament in Ankara looked poised to approve a large troop deployment in Northern Iraq, Cdr Kemal Musa Faqi said his 300 men would rather fight and die than come under Turkish orders. Standing on a ridge high on the Chamamak peak, Cdr Musa gazed over the Dast-e-Khoslev plain towards the Iraqi city of Mosul. Oil rich and strategically vital, Mosul is heavily defended by the guns of Saddam Hussein. But the Kurds' bitterest enemy is coming from the...