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  • FBI thwarts Muslim’s plot to bomb Florida synagogue

    05/03/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2016
    James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medina is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction ... FBI learned in March that Medina — a Muslim convert who said in court he also goes by James Muhammad — planned to bomb the center by placing a device under a car or throwing it over a wall.
  • Judge bans a British father from taking his son to church... because his mother is a Muslim

    03/27/2016 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
    A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy's Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending. The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy's mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs. Now the father, who was born in the UK to Pakistani parents, is challenging the ruling made by District Judge Williscroft...
  • Here’s What Mom-Of-6 Looked Like After Muslim Convert Got Done With Her

    10/02/2015 5:18:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    With the left continuously boasting that the religion of Islam is a generally “tolerant” and “peaceful” one, it seems that members of the ideology are intent on proving them wrong. That notion becomes especially clear after seeing what a mother-of-6 looks like after a Muslim convert got done with her. The incident took place in Southampton, Hampshire of England as Carla Whitlock, 37, was outside the Turtle Bay bar and restaurant when chaos erupted. According to reports, Carla’s boyfriend Matty, who was with her at the time, noticed two men and began shouting that she had repeatedly reported the duo...
  • CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

    03/06/2015 9:15:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 11:11 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments. Brennan announced the restructuring to the CIA workforce on Friday, including a new directorate devoted to boosting the CIA’s computer hacking skills. He said the move comes after nine agency officers spent three months analyzing its management structure, including what deputy CIA director David Cohen called “pain points,” organizational areas where the CIA’s bureaucracy does not work efficiently. […] The...
  • ‘Worship Only Jesus Christ': Woman Ejected From Muslim Prayer Gathering at National Cathedral

    11/15/2014 6:04:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 258 replies
    Christian News ^ | 11/14/14 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON – A woman who proclaimed the name of Jesus Christ during the first-ever Islamic Jumaa prayer gathering at Washington’s National Cathedral was ejected from the building on Friday. “Jesus Christ died on that cross over there,” the unidentified woman declared as she stood in the front of the room. “He is the reason why we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!” A man nearby immediately approached her and attempted to reach for her arm, but she pulled away. “We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country,” she continued. “Why...
  • NJ man says ISIS flag flown on porch a misunderstanding

    08/15/2014 12:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 44-year-old Muslim convert says it was news to him that the flag he hung outside his house is the same banner waved by the murderous jihadist group known as Islamic State. Neighbors and passersby who took to Twitter were alarmed at the black flag emblazoned with the Arabic words “The only god is Allah” flying from above the porch of Mark Dunaway, in Garwood, N.J. The chilling banner flew next to a red flag of Islam, but Dunaway said he never intended to show support for the terrorist group infamous for beheading Christians. “I hang it every Friday and...
  • Canadian fighting with al-Qaeda-linked rebels killed in Syria

    01/16/2014 12:53:36 AM PST · by Pontiac · 7 replies
    CBC via Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2014 | Staff
    Mustafa al-Gharib, a 22-year-old Canadian-born Muslim convert who left Calgary for Syria in November 2012, has been killed by Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces during rebel infighting, CBC News has confirmed. According to sources in Syria and Canada, al-Gharib was injured in battle, and subsequently captured and killed by an unknown faction of the FSA in the city of Aleppo. Born in Nova Scotia as Damian Clairmont, al-Gharib was reportedly fighting with Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group consisting of largely foreign extremists. snipAl-Gharib converted to Islam following a two-year period of personal anguish in his teens that included him...
  • French Translator Held for 'Provoking Terrorism'

    09/20/2013 2:28:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    THE ^ | September 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A webmaster from Normandy, northern France was arrested and charged on Thursday for "provoking" and condoning terrorism. He is accused of translating articles from the jihadist magazine Inspire into French." SNIPPET: "The 26-year-old, identified as Romain, was detained Tuesday for his role as administrator of the Ansar al Haqq website, a "reference" for the radical Islamist movement, and as a translator of magazines put out by militant group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Paris prosecutors said. Detained by intelligence officers in his native Calvados region of northern France, Romain said he converted to Islam when he was 20, prosecutors said. The Ansar...
  • Morocco: Christian jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim"

    09/12/2013 2:19:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/12/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Clearly the officials who fined and jailed this Christian were moderates; in Saudi Arabia he would have been executed. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Morocco: "Moroccan Christian Jailed for 'Shaking the Faith of a Muslim,'" by Joseph DeCaro for Worthy News, September 12: RABAT, MOROCCO (Worthy News)– A Moroccan Christian has been fined and jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim." Spreading Christianity is prohibited under Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code; the maximum sentence for this offense is three to six months' imprisonment, but in a September hearing, Mohamed el Baldi was convicted and sentenced to...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • Woolwich Terror Suspect Revealed As Muslim Convert Known To MI5

    05/24/2013 3:35:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 24,2013 | Harry Hayon, Karen Morrison
    A MAN seen ranting at a video camera moments after a soldier was beheaded in the street is Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo - who was known to MI5. Michael Adebolaj, 28, had reportedly been looked at during probes into extremism in recent years - and was also known to hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri.
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared “judging is only for Allah” and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held “radical Islamist beliefs” and showed they were “committed to acts of terrorism”. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Did you know that John Brennan, nominee for CIA Director, is a Muslim convert...?

    02/09/2013 7:40:05 AM PST · by LSUfan · 210 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | Tom Trento
    On Tom Trento’s radio show today, former FBI agent, John Guandolo, who wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI, outs John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, as having converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. (Embedded video: Fast forward to 11 minute mark and watch til the 52 min mark)
  • Iranian Murders in the West

    10/19/2011 5:00:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Stephen Schwartz
    Americans were stunned on October 11 when the Justice Department unsealed its complaint against Mansour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car dealer from Corpus Christi now in federal custody, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. Shakuri remains inside Iran. The pair have been charged with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir. As disclosed by the Treasury Department, the plot was coordinated by Arbabsiar’s cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, a top Quds Force functionary whom the Treasury designated in 2008 as one of several “individuals and entities fueling violence in Iraq.” Shahlai was...
  • Arrest made in plot to blow up Baltimore-area military recruiting center

    12/08/2010 1:10:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    LA Times/Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/8/10 | Justin Fenton and Tricia Bishop
    A 21-year-old Baltimore man has been arrested for attempting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville with a fake bomb supplied by federal agents. Federal authorities say Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, attempted to detonate what he believed to be a vehicle bomb this morning at the Armed Forces Career Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike. Court records paint Martinez as obsessed with Jihad and intent on punishing the military. He praised Nidal Hassan, the U.S. Army major who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, and discussed obtaining weapons and shooting up military...
  • An American Born Shaheed (Martyr), Abu Adam Jibreel

    01/16/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | POSTED: 26 SAFAR 1422, 20 MAY 2001 | By Abdur-Raheem As-Siddiqi
    SNIPPET: ""All I want is shahadah in Kashmir. I don't want to be famous or well known." Those were the words of Abu Adam Jibreel al Amreekee as we walked around the center in Muridke, Pakistan. As we strolled around the giant masjid and school and looked at the horses at the horse stable we talked of the difficulties in training and jihad in general. Abu Adam was only nineteen years of age when he went to the killing fields of occupied Kashmir. Born into a considerably wealthy family in Atlanta Georgia, Abu Adam had always excelled in most of...
  • Woman who allegedly sent hoax package to senator’s office killed by police

    12/27/2011 6:55:44 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    BREWSTER – The woman who allegedly mailed a hoax weapon of mass destruction package to State Senator Gregory Ball’s regional office last month has been shot and killed by police in Georgia, a spokeswoman for Ball’s office said Monday. He is the chairman of the state Senate’s Homeland Security Committee. Ball spokeswoman Brittany Oat said Jameela Barnette was killed on Christmas day when a police officer for the Cobb county Police responded to the Bexley Apartments in Marietta and was assaulted by Barnette shortly after he opened the door. Officer shot the woman, later identified as Barnette, who died at...
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • Indy grandma possibly linked to jihad terrorists

    12/28/2010 2:02:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies · 5+ views
    WISH TV-8 ^ | Dec 28, 2010
    An Indiana grandmother who married a suspected German jihadist and converted to the Muslim religion is under investigation for possible ties to terrorists, according to . Kathie Smith, 46, is a U.S. citizen and lives in Indianapolis.
  • UPDATE ON: German Terror Suspect Arrested in Kenya

    10/13/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | October 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following blog entry is a quote: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 update on : German terror suspect arrested in Kenya UPDATE ON German detained in Kenya on terror suspicion-report Kenyan police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa."Kindly note that the suspect has been arrested from a private residence in Mtwapa and deported back to Germany," Kiraithe...
  • UK Soccer Star Marlon King Converts to Islam

    04/17/2010 6:37:58 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 11 replies · 504+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | April 17Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Going to prison, and then converting to Islam seems to be a growing trend. King can now join others British traitors like Abdul Raheem Green and Abu Abdullah, in their attempt to impose Islamic Law on the UK. Islam destroys from within. Disgraced soccer star Marlon King converts to Islam
  • Philadelphia Man Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Congressman and His Family

    03/29/2010 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,261+ views Philadelphia Man Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Congressman and His Family PHILADELPHIA—Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the Internet, in which he threatened...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • Houston Area Muslim Goes On Killing Spree – Kills 5, Beheads 2 Year-Old With Machete

    01/26/2010 12:54:59 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 160 replies · 6,068+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/26/10 | Jim Hoft
    A Bellville, Texas man went on a killing spree and murdered 5 family members this past weekend. His fury was so intense that he decapitated his 2-year-old niece with a machete. Maron Thomas, 20, of Bellville, Texas, shot five family members at their home in rural Austin County, Texas. (Miami Herald) A family member told police she believed that anger and Thomas’ conversion to the Muslim religion influenced his actions. reported: A family dispute pushed Maron Thomas to go on a rampage marked by a fury so intense that he decapitated his 2-year-old niece with a machete after killing...
  • Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones

    12/15/2009 2:41:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 483+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN - blog ^ | December 14, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    Note: Videos included at link. “Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones”

    12/04/2009 10:37:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 824+ views
    HERALD ^ | Last Updated: December 05, 2009 | Charles Miranda, London
    SNIPPET: "AUSTRALIA'S most notorious terrorist Willie Brigitte will be free from jail next year having served less than half his sentence for conspiring to blow up the nation's only nuclear reactor and the power grid. The Caribbean-born Muslim convert made headlines in 2007 when he was sentenced in France to a maximum nine years, following his arrest in Sydney, for joining an al-Qaida-backed Pakistani terror cell out to bomb Lucas Heights nuclear plant, the national electricity grid or a military base. The French Justice Ministry is considering releasing the 41-year-old, on an early-release good-behaviour plan."

    11/14/2009 11:55:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 1,918+ views - from THE SUNDAY TIMES ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nicola Smith in Rawalpindi
    SNIPPET: "An Irish jihadist living in Pakistan’s Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan. Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry, told The Sunday Times he is undergoing weapons training in Pakistan’s mountainous tribal region in order to fight jihad against the enemies of Islam. His dream is to face a British soldier in combat, although he would “settle” for an American, he said. “I’m already on the path to jihad. I’ve already picked up a gun and done...
  • Bike-cab jihad jerk is a hate 'pedaler'

    11/01/2009 2:01:45 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,020+ views - NEW YORK POST ^ | Last Updated: 9:47 AM, October 19, 2009 | By CHUCK BENNETT
    SNIPPET: "This jihadist wannabe is a "terror" on the road. Yousef al-Khattab is a Jewish-born, Jersey-raised convert to Islam who schleps tourists on his pedicab by day and propagandizes for the terrorists he idolizes by night." SNIPPET: "He spends his free time annoying mainstream Muslims by handing out hate-filled literature outside the city's mosques with a handful of followers in tow or posting death threats against Jews disguised as prayers on his "Revolution Muslim" Web site. "Anyone who denies jihad is not a Muslim, that is what the Koran says," the bushy-bearded al-Khattab -- birth name Joseph Leonard Cohen --...
  • Sixth Minn. man reportedly dies in Somalia

    09/12/2009 2:04:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,532+ views
    MINNESOTA.PUBLIC ^ | September 11, 2009 | by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
    Note: Photo included. # SNIPPET: "St. Paul, Minn. — A sixth Minnesota man is feared dead in Somalia after joining an Islamic extremist group there. But Troy Kastigar stood out from his fellow recruits, because the Minneapolis man was not Somali. Kastigar, 28, was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to the lawless east African country. Troy Kastigar's family received reports of his death within the past week, according to friends of the family. The circumstances of his reported death aren't clear, and the information could not be confirmed by the FBI."
  • Muslim convert Andrew Ibrahim made explosives and suicide bomb vest

    06/04/2009 4:11:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 321+ views
    The Times ^ | 6/4/2009 | Sean O’Neill
    A Muslim convert made explosives and a suicide vest with the intention of blowing himself up in a terrorist attack, a court was told yesterday. Andrew Ibrahim, 20, a sixth-form student from Bristol, converted to Islam in 2006 and became increasingly radicalised before attempting to build his suicide bomb last year. He changed his first name by deed poll to Isa and became fascinated by the July 7 bombings in London, the teachings of the jailed cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and the ideology of al-Qaeda. When police raided his flat in April last year, they allegedly found high explosives in...
  • Breaking News: One Army Recruiter Dead, 2nd Critical in Drive-By Shooting in Little Rock, AR

    06/01/2009 9:58:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 485 replies · 21,816+ views
    KATV ^ | 01 JUNE 09 | Robert Bell
    <p>Latest Video:Little Rock - One person is in custody, and two others have been transported to a local hospital in serious condition following a double-shooting in west Little Rock Monday morning.</p> <p>Authorities say the incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Army Navy Career Center inside the Ashley Square Shopping Center at 9112 North Rodney Parham Road. According to Lt. Terry Hastings with the Little Rock Police Department, two recruiting officers standing outside the office were hit when the unidentified suspect drove up in a black SUV and began shooting.</p>
  • Muslim converts accused of holy war bomb plots

    04/21/2009 10:56:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 798+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | April 22, 2009 | Roger Boyes
    Two Muslim converts and two Turks go on trial in a bomb-proof courtroom in Düsseldorf today accused of plotting to blow up German civilians and US soldiers. “The world will burn!” boasted an intercepted e-mail sent between the accused, who are alleged to have wanted to wage an Islamic holy war in the heart of Europe. Three of the men — Fritz Gelowicz, 29, Daniel Schneider, 23 and the Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, 30 — are accused of attending a training camp on the Afghan-Pakistani frontier run by an Uzbek-based terror organisation known as the Islamic Jihad Union. Intelligence services...
  • 'Tartan Taleban' Arrested as Terror Suspect in Pakistan

    04/13/2009 10:42:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 753+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4/13/09 | Saeed Shah
    A SCOTTISH Muslim convert, dubbed the "Tartan Taleban", has re-emerged in Pakistan where he has reportedly been arrested as a terror suspect. Pakistan television paraded images of a man said to be James Alexander McLintock, who had been detained in the north-west city of Peshawar in late February. The 44-year-old father of four, originally from Dundee, converted to Islam in his 20s but came to international attention in December 2001 when he was arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of being a foreign fighter. Mr McLintock was released five weeks later after strenuous denials of links to terror organisations and sent...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • The Gitmo Guard Who Converted to Islam

    03/26/2009 2:57:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies · 2,170+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2009 | Dan Ephron
    Army specialist Terry Holdbrooks had been a guard at Guantánamo for about six months the night he had his life-altering conversation with detainee 590, a Moroccan also known as "the General." This was early 2004, about halfway through Holdbrooks's stint at Guantánamo with the 463rd Military Police Company. Until then, he'd spent most of his day shifts just doing his duty. He'd escort prisoners to interrogations or walk up and down the cellblock making sure they weren't passing notes. But the midnight shifts were slow. "The only thing you really had to do was mop the center floor," he says....
  • Algeria, the CIA, Rape, and the Black Plague

    02/04/2009 6:49:04 PM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 784+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 4 | Annie Jacobsen
    The news that Andrew Warren, the CIA station chief in Algeria, allegedly drugged and raped two local Muslim women at his U.S. embassy residence in North Africa would be shocking anywhere around the globe — at anytime. But the fact that this happened in Algeria, presently, could not be worse news for world security. If a CIA presence in Algeria was unwelcome before, no doubt Warren’s actions (Warren is a self-described convert to Islam) have greatly jeopardized the CIA’s legitimacy and credibility in a volatile nation that has become the newest laboratory for al-Qaeda’s deadly biological warfare program. According to...
  • Tunisian bomb attack trial opens

    01/06/2009 12:16:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 383+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 16:59 GMT, Monday, 5 January 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is being tried in absentia for the 2002 attack" SNIPPET: "Telephone calls Kuwaiti-born Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is accused of organising the bombing, which killed 14 German tourists, five Tunisians and two French nationals. Under French law the death of the two French means a trial can be held in France. According to court documents, suicide bomber Nizar Nouar called Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Mr Ganczarski, a convert to Islam who specialised in communications, just before he drove the gas-laden truck into the synagogue."
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • Muslim Convert Magdi Allam Founds Pro-Life Political Party in Europe

    12/01/2008 3:27:35 PM PST · by tcg · 14 replies · 681+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/02/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    This former Muslim who bears the new name of “Christian” has formed a new Political Party to help Europe. This Party will put forth an entire slate of candidates in the European Union elections next year. The Party is called “Protagonists for Christian Europe”. It is explicitly and unapologetically committed to promoting and defending Europe’s Christian values and the Western culture which was informed by and built upon them. Magdi Allam openly declares that these values are the path to true and authentic freedom for all men and women. He also asserts that they are under a fierce assault by...
  • Germany's First Professor of Islamic Theology - Muslim Convert: "Prophet" Mohammed Never Existed....

    11/15/2008 5:26:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,195+ views ^ | November 15, 2008 | Zip
    What's the over/under on this guy's life span?..... MÜNSTER, Germany --Muhammad Sven Kalisch, a Muslim convert and Germany's first professor of Islamic theology, fasts during the Muslim holy month, doesn't like to shake hands with Muslim women and has spent years studying Islamic scripture. Islam, he says, guides his life. So it came as something of a surprise when Prof. Kalisch announced the fruit of his theological research. His conclusion: The Prophet Muhammad probably never existed. Muslims, not surprisingly, are outraged. Even Danish cartoonists who triggered global protests a couple of years ago didn't portray the Prophet as fictional. German...
  • Man Arrested With Explosive At L.I. Airport

    10/16/2008 5:15:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 671+ views
    WNBC ^ | 10/16/08 | staff
    NEW YORK -- A Southwest Airlines passenger was found carrying a possible explosive -- a small pipe bomb or firework -- in his carry-on luggage at MacArthur Airport, police said. Investigators said the man was trying to board a flight to Las Vegas when they discovered the device. Also found in the man's checked lugguge was ammunition for a starter gun, m-80's and a knife, law enforcement sources said. Part of the airport terminal was evacuated as a precaution. The man is currently in custody and was questioned by members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a law enforcement official...
  • Muslim Convert Held After Nail Bomb Blast in Restaurant

    05/22/2008 4:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 851+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Charlotte Gill
    * Police discover device in restaurant toilet after explosion * Muslim convert with history of mental illness, held * Police say Nicky Reilly, 22, was 'preyed upon and radicalised' * Armed police search premises in Plymouth By Charlotte Gill Last updated at 10:59 PM on 22nd May 2008 A Muslim convert with a history of mental illness was being held under armed guard tonight after he apparently detonated a nail bomb in a family restaurant. Nicky Reilly, 22, who suffered serious facial injuries in the blast, is thought to have carried out the alleged attack after being 'preyed upon and...
  • Man injured after TWO 'nail bombs' are found in busy city centre restaurant

    05/22/2008 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 214+ views
    A city centre was evacuated today after two bombs were found - at least one of which exploded - at a busy lunchtime cafe. A man, who is believed to have set off the explosive device, was injured and has been taken into custody. At least one of the devices was believed to be a nail bomb. The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, Stephen Otter, said tonight: "We can now confirm there were two explosive devices found at the scene." He said they were both in the same area of the Giraffe restaurant at the Princesshay shopping centre, in...
  • We welcome Magdi Allam to the Catholic Church and Pledge our Christian Prayer and Solidarity

    03/25/2008 5:06:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/25/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    We commend Magdi Allam for showing us all the way to bear witness to the Risen Lord.Will his words and witness stir all who bear the name Christian to grow in evangelical boldness? Do they herald a new missionary age? We hope they do both.
  • Kent State denies ties to jihadi site

    03/01/2007 6:47:07 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 832+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Mar. 01, 2007 | Carol Biliczky
    An Internet story on Wednesday identified a Kent State faculty member as the author of a jihadist news service on the Web. The Drudge Report story accused Julio ``Assad'' Pino of posting ``Global War'' at Pino, 46, a Muslim convert and associate professor of history at KSU, did not return phone calls seeking comment. His department head, John Jameson, defended him as a good teacher and said the allegations in the story appeared to have been blown out of proportion. He said Pino told him he provided news stories to the Web site but didn't accept any ownership of...
  • The British fanatic who plotted to kill thousands

    11/07/2006 6:43:58 AM PST · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 616+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07/11/2006
    The British fanatic who plotted to kill thousandsBy Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 11:12am GMT 07/11/2006 Read Dhiren Barot's book: The Army of Madinah in Kashmir (pdf) A British al-Qa'eda fanatic plotted to murder thousands of innocent people on both sides of the Atlantic, a court heard yesterday. The detailed plans presented to terrorist handlers by Muslim convert Dhiren Barot revealed his goal of striking at major buildings and railway stations with gas bombs in cars, detonating a radioactive dirty bomb and blowing up a train under the Thames in London. Dhiren Barot, from London, plotted explosions Woolwich Crown Court heard...
  • Problems of world could be solved following the teaching of Islam: Charles

    11/02/2006 11:21:00 PM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 51 replies · 1,129+ views
    RAWALPINDI: Britain`s Crown Prince Charles has said that Islam is a religion of peace and brotherhood and the problems being faced by the world could be solved by following the teaching of Islam. Addressing a ceremony during visit of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Tuesday, Prince Charles said Pakistan and United Kingdom have deep and historic relations and participation of women for the bright future of the country is indispensable. Spouse of Prince, Camilla Parker, British Ambassador and others members of delegation were present on the occasion. Vice Chancellor FJWU Dr. Najam Najma also spoke on the occasion. The...
  • Prince Charles: Problems of World Could be Solved Following the Teaching of Islam

    11/02/2006 1:51:35 PM PST · by quidnunc · 271 replies · 6,466+ views
    The PakTribune ^ | November 1, 2006 | Unattributed
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan – Britain's Crown Prince Charles has said that Islam is a religion of peace and brotherhood and the problems being faced by the world could be solved by following the teaching of Islam. Addressing a ceremony during visit of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Tuesday, Prince Charles said Pakistan and United Kingdom have deep and historic relations and participation of women for the bright future of the country is indispensable. Spouse of Prince, Camilla Parker, British Ambassador and others members of delegation were present on the occasion. Vice Chancellor FJWU Dr. Najam Najma also spoke on the...