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  • Hillary's chief worked with al-Qaida front man

    07/25/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 25JUL12 | Aaron Klein
    Huma Abedin at center of Capitol Hill storm over Muslim Brotherhood Hillary Clinton’s chief-of-staff, Huma Abedin, worked on the editorial board of a Saudi-financed Islamic think tank alongside a Muslim extremist accused of financing al-Qaida fronts. The extremist, Abdullah Omar Naseef, is deeply connected to the Abedin family. Naseef is secretary-general of the Muslim World League, an Islamic charity known to have spawned terrorist groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front. Democrat and Republican lawmakers have rallied to Huma Abedin’s defense since five GOP Congress members, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota,...
  • Bush's Favorite Muslim Fanatic

    06/19/2007 1:23:25 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 6-19-07 | Robert Spencer
    When is a moderate Muslim not a moderate Muslim? How about if he is an employee of a Saudi Wahhabi organization that has been identified by the Senate Finance Committee as one of a long list of Islamic charities that “finance terrorism and perpetuate violence”? Last month, the White House appointed Talal Eid, an imam from Quincy, Massachusetts, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan panel that, according to the Boston Globe, “monitors religious freedom in countries around the world and recommends policies to the president, State Department, and Congress.” Eid is also participating in goodwill missions...
  • U.S. deports director of Muslim charity

    12/13/2005 7:51:43 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 449+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/13/05
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The United States has deported a Saudi man who was director of a Muslim charity after his conviction for conspiring to commit immigration fraud. Abdullah Alnoshan of Falls Church, Va., was returned to Saudi Arabia during the weekend after he pleaded guilty to one count of immigration fraud last month. Alnoshan, 44, had been working as director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League, one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world, the Washington Times said Tuesday. He was arrested in July after a raid by immigration and FBI agents on his...
  • "Operation Green Quest" Singles Out Muslims

    03/22/2002 12:45:31 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 37 replies · 457+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 21 March 2002 | Marwa El-Naggar, IOL Staff
    CAIRO, March 21, (IslamOnline) - The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation raided several Muslim organizations Wednesday morning, in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington D.C., a prominent Muslim American told IslamOnline Thursday. In an exclusive interview with IslamOnline, Dr. Mohamed S. Omeish, President of the Success Foundation, said that several organizations had been raided, including the Success Foundation, a not-for-profit, charity foundation set up for educational and humanitarian work. The Muslim World League offices were also raided, as well as several Muslim-owned businesses, such as MAR-JAC companies, and Sterling Management. "The raids were all carried out at approximately the same time,...
  • Raid Targets Islamic Charity in Falls Church (Again)

    07/26/2005 4:27:58 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 4 replies · 388+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/26/2005 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    FBI and Homeland Security agents raided the Northern Virginia office of a Saudi-based charity that has been under scrutiny for possible terrorist ties and detained one of its employees on immigration charges, officials said yesterday. The Muslim World League office in Falls Church had also been searched in 2002 in a dramatic series of raids of Muslim organizations in Northern Virginia. The charity has not been charged. Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, a Saudi citizen who worked at the charity, was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at his house in Alexandria, according to officials of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the...
  • Probe of Muslims intensifies

    08/25/2003 1:50:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/25/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A task force of federal agents has ratcheted up a two-year-old antiterrorism investigation aimed at several Virginia-based Islamic charities suspected of diverting millions of dollars to terror network al Qaeda and other militant radicals.</p> <p>Led by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI, the task-force probe has targeted a number of people tied to several private companies and interrelated Islamic charities operating out of business fronts in Herndon and Falls Church.</p>
  • Muslim World League seeks apology [For "insensitive" cartoon]

    12/26/2002 7:31:21 AM PST · by 1bigdictator · 74 replies · 2,491+ views
    Arab News ^ | 12/26/02
    MWL seeks apology By a Staff Writer MAKKAH, 26 December 2002 — The Muslim World League yesterday condemned a media campaign in the United States against Islam, particularly against the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and expressed the strong displeasure of the entire Muslim community at such vilification and insinuations. League Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Turki was reacting to the publication of a caricature by Doug Marlette in the Tallahassee Democrat, showing an Arab driving a lorry resembling the truck used by the Oklahoma bomber Thomas McVeigh in his attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building. The cartoon showed the truck...
  • MWL (Muslim World League) Chief Urges Moderation

    02/13/2005 5:43:26 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 14 replies · 428+ views
    Arab News ^ | February 14, 2005 | P.K. Abdul Ghafour
    JEDDAH, 14 February 2005 — The secretary-general of the Muslim World League has called on Muslims to present Islamic solutions to the pressing problems of humanity. Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki also called for intensive efforts to inculcate Islam’s moderate teachings and values in the minds of Muslim youth. “It’s the duty of Muslims to explain to the world the Islamic solutions to human problems,” Al-Turki said in a message on the occasion of the new Hijrah year, which began on Thursday. He said Islam, which is a universal religion, can solve the intricate problems of the modern world including drugs, poverty,...
  • Are Saudis exporting more than aid?

    02/07/2005 6:41:55 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 7, 2005 | BRIAN MURPHY AND MIKE CASEY
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful Saudi charity under scrutiny for alleged terrorist financing is expanding operations in tsunami-ravaged areas of Indonesia, importing a hard-line religious message that the West fears could spread extremist Islam in the world's most populous Muslim nation. The presence of the International Islamic Relief Organization could complicate relief efforts in Indonesia, which is desperate for help but also under pressure to contain Islamic militants. Attacks have included nightclub bombings in 2002 that killed 202 people. It also offers a high-profile test of Saudi promises to closely monitor its major aid societies. Many have faced probes...
  • Grand Mufti Hits Out at Critics of Islam

    01/15/2005 4:10:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 63 replies · 1,096+ views
    Arab News ^ | January 16, 2005 | Abdul Wahab Bashir
    JEDDAH, 16 January 2005 — Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom’s grand mufti, said the people who attack Islam accusing it of encouraging terrorism and extremism and denying human rights are telling lies and know very well they are spreading falsehood. Speaking at a conference organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League on inter-culture dialogue, Al-Asheikh said critics of Islam are driven by their enmity of the faith. He called upon Muslims to project the true face of Islam without any excesses or compromises. “The accusations directed against Islam by those who accuse it of terrorism, extremism and disrespect for...
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • Islam Is the Only System That Preserves the Family: Ezzee (From our Saudi Friends)

    02/10/2004 6:32:26 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 144+ views
    Arab News ^ | February 10, 2004 | Maha Akeel
    JEDDAH, 11 February 2004 — The International Muslim Organization for Women and Families has accepted a challenge in a world that seems to be targeting Muslims, particularly women. IMOWF is part of the Muslim World League but is an independent entity mainly concerned with the affairs of Muslim women, children and families all over the world. “We concentrate on women and their rights within the family, although our total concern is the family as a whole. It’s a comprehensive approach to the relationship between the women, men and children,” said Bahija Ezzee, the general secretary of the organization. “We are...
  • Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status. Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families

    12/01/2003 10:24:50 PM PST · by tubavil · 5 replies · 1,182+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/1/2003 | Stewart Bell
    Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status Tax violation: Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families Stewart Bell National Post Monday, December 01, 2003 TORONTO - Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of the Canadian branch of a Saudi organization that has faced longstanding allegations of ties to terrorism. A notice in the government publication Canada Gazette said the Muslim World League (MWL) is one of several charities that "have not met the filing requirements of the Income Tax Act." The revocation came into effect on Nov. 15, but the organization, dedicated to promoting Islam, was still calling itself...

    10/15/2003 1:36:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 439+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>October 15, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Pentagon investigators will question a Muslim chaplain who arranged a trip to Mecca for Islamic U.S. servicemen that was paid for by a Saudi charity linked to al Qaeda, a top Defense Department official said yesterday. In March 2001, Capt. Rasheed Muhammad led a "Haj tour" for about 60 Muslim service people that was paid for by the Muslim World League, which is dedicated to the spread of an extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • FBI investigates spread of radical Islam in U.S.

    10/04/2003 5:41:22 AM PDT · by Fzob · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    AZ CENTRAL ^ | 10/03/03 | Susan Schmidt
    <p>WASHINGTON - On Aug. 20, 2001, Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman Hussayen, a man who would soon be named a minister of the Saudi government and put in charge of its two holy mosques, arrived in the United States to meet with some of this country's most influential fundamentalist Sunni Muslim leaders.</p>

    10/02/2003 2:33:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 747+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/02/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is investigating a trip by 100 Muslim members of the U.S. armed forces for a pilgrimage to Mecca that was paid for by a Saudi charity accused of financing al Qaeda, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The so-called "Hajj Tour" in March 2001 for Muslim servicemen and chaplains was organized by the Muslim World League, a major charity group financed in part by the Saudi royal family and which is dedicated to the spread of Wahhabism, the extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • President Bush cancels Minnesota visit (something else more important?)

    09/04/2002 11:28:44 AM PDT · by toast · 45 replies · 455+ views
    WASHINGTON — President Bush canceled a planned visit to Minnesota on Friday, the White House said.No explanation was offered, and officials did not return repeated phone calls Tuesday.Bush had planned to come for a roundtable discussion and a speech on welfare in Minneapolis.Bill Walsh, the chairman of the state GOP, said he had not heard of the cancellation."It was not a political event," he said. "We're hoping to get him back any time."
  • President Discusses Foreign Policy With Congressional Leaders (Iraq Statement)

    09/04/2002 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 14 replies · 331+ views
    The White House ^ | September 4, 2002 | President George W. Bush
    10:42 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming. It's been my honor to welcome the leadership of the United States Congress here, to welcome them back from the August recess. We talked about a variety of issues -- talked about the defense appropriations bill, and terrorism insurance, and an energy bill. Spent most of our time talking about a serious threat to the United States, a serious threat to the world, and that's Saddam Hussein. One of the things I made very clear to the members here is that doing nothing about that serious threat is not an...
  • Blair to meet Bush for Iraq talks (WAR STRATEGY TIME)

    09/04/2002 8:42:27 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 79 replies · 487+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 4, 2002 | BBC News
    Downing Street has confirmed that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to fly to America for talks with US President George Bush. Mr Blair meets President Bush at his official Camp David retreat on Saturday when tackling the alleged threat posed by Iraq is certain to top the agenda. Describing Iraq's Saddam Hussein as a serious threat, President Bush said: "I look forward to talking with Tony Blair about our mutual concern to make the world safer." The UK prime minister on Wednesday again promised to produce a dossier of evidence against Iraq "in the next few weeks". Dossier...

    09/04/2002 3:49:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 1,160+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/04/02 | ALY SUJO
    <p>September 4, 2002 -- Following protests from Israeli and Jewish-American groups, the producers of a Web site for a new public TV show about Arab-Americans and 9/11 said they were removing material considered pro-Palestinian.</p> <p>The documentary, scheduled to air tonight on Channel 13, examines the lives of three Arab-Americans. Critics said the Web site for "Caught in the Crossfire: Arab-Americans in Wartime" gave an inaccurate history of the Middle East conflict.</p>
  • Rumsfeld Leery of Iraqi Offer to Return to Weapons Inspections

    09/04/2002 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 349+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/3/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Commenting on reports that the Iraqi leadership has declared its willingness to discuss a return of U.N. weapons inspectors, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the regime of Saddam Hussein had demonstrated "a wonderful talent and skill" over the years at manipulating the international community. "When it's the right moment to lean forward, they lean forward. When it's the right moment to lean back, they lean back. It's a dance they engage in," Rumsfeld said at a press conference Tuesday, in response to questions. Rumsfeld commented on remarks by Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz, who said at the economic World...
  • Take path of active nonviolence in response to 9-11

    09/04/2002 9:58:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 425+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9/04/02 | Jean McElhaney
    "We ask for your help to make the Sept. 11 anniversary a time to reflect on peace and healing, not a time to call for more war and violence." These are the words of Kelly Campbell, who lost a brother-in-law to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. She is a founding member and co-director of Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization started by Sept. 11 families who advocate peace, not war. I heard her speak in New York at the national conference of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in June. The theme of the conference was "The Power of Nonviolence: Exploring Alternatives." I...
  • Blair: Iraqi Regime 'Has to Change'

    09/04/2002 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 263+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/4/02 | Mike Wendling
    The British government will publish "in the next few weeks" details of evidence indicating that Saddam Hussein has continued to try to acquire weapons of mass destruction, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday. The plan mirrors the action taken by Britain in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to boost international support for military action against Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in his parliamentary district of Sedgefield in northern England, Blair said, "The United States should not have to face this issue (of Iraq) alone. We should face it together." Blair said it was in the...
  • On the Importance of Jihad as a Means of Destroying the 'Infidel Countries'

    09/04/2002 10:20:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 744+ views
    An Al-Qa'ida-Affiliated Online Magazine - MEMRI ^ | 8-2-2 | Al-Ansar, which is affiliated with Al-Qa'ida,(1) a columnist identified as Seif Al-Din Al-Ansari
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 418 September 04, 2002 No.418 An Al-Qa'ida-Affiliated Online Magazine: On the Importance of Jihad as a Means of Destroying the 'Infidel Countries' In an article in the sixteenth issue of the online magazine Al-Ansar, which is affiliated with Al-Qa'ida,(1) a columnist identified as Seif Al-Din Al-Ansari discussed the Koranic verse "Allah Will Torture Them [the Infidels] At Your Hands":The Annihilation of the Infidels is a Divine Decree"Regardless of the norms of 'humanist' belief, which sees destroying the infidel countries as a tragedy requiring us to show some conscientious empathy and... an atmosphere of sadness...
  • Muslims can only feel unease about 11 September (Indepedent BARF ALERT)

    09/02/2002 4:18:22 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 36 replies · 728+ views
    The Independent ^ | September 2, 2002 | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Muslims can only feel unease about 11 September They ask if we will also pray for the uncounted, innocent - maybe inevitable - victims of war in Afghanistan Yasmin Alibhai-Brown 02 September 2002 I have been dreading 11 September for a good two months. And now it is nearly upon us that weight has become almost intolerable. What happened to the 2,823 Americans and their families was unutterable and I hate the malevolent malcontents who perpetrate these acts – indeed the Tunisian-Swedish hijacker arrested on Friday may be one such plotter. However, I have to make this unambiguous proclamation to...
  • Report: Sept 11 Cost NYC Some $95 Billion

    09/04/2002 7:23:36 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/02
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The economic cost New York City suffers as the result of the Sept. 11 attacks will range from $83 billion to $95 billion, partly depending upon how many jobs are shifted out of the city, a new report said on Wednesday. City Comptroller William Thompson also estimated in his new report that it will cost $21.8 billion to replace the buildings, infrastructure and what he called "tenant assets" lost as a result of the attacks that toppled the World Trade Center. Some 13 million square feet of prime office space were destroyed -- an amount equal...
  • AN AXIS TO GRIND: The War Won't End in Baghdad

    09/04/2002 7:44:11 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 586+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | September 4, 2002 | MICHAEL LEDEEN
    <p>Now that we are set to have our great debate on the war against terrorism, it seems it will be the wrong debate.</p> <p>By all indications, the discussion will be about using our irresistible military might against a single country in order to bring down its leader. We should instead be talking about using all our political, moral and military genius to support a vast democratic revolution to liberate all the peoples of the Middle East from tyranny. That is our real mission, the essence of the war in which we are engaged, and the proper subject of our national debate.</p>
  • It’s a War, Stupid [Liberals' appeasment of Iraq threat is un-American]

    09/04/2002 7:47:19 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 2 replies · 248+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 4, 2002 | Kate O'Beirne
    September 4, 2002 9:00 a.m. It’s a War, Stupid Understanding and misunderstanding the detainees. From the September 16, 2002, issue of National Review. ven as the terrorist attacks were taking place last September 11, President Bush made use of the extraordinary authority he has to protect Americans from enemy action. Had the heroes of United Flight 93 not prevented their hijacked plane from reaching Washington, F-16s — deployed by President Bush — would have shot down the plane full of American citizens. There is no question that this first defensive action taken by the president in the war on terrorism...
  • U.S. 'was partly to blame' for terror attacks

    09/04/2002 8:02:06 AM PDT · by profmike23 · 22 replies · 393+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 4, 2002 | Stacy Humes-Schulz
    A majority of Europeans think that US foreign policy is partially to blame for the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. A survey of American and European attitudes towards foreign relations found that 55 per cent of respondents from six European countries agreed that US policy had contributed to the attacks. The poll also found widespread public support within the US for an invasion of Iraq, with 75 per cent of American respondents in favour of using military force to overthrow Saddam Hussein and incite regime change. But both European and American respondents were cautious about the...
  • The War on Terror Won't End in Baghdad

    09/04/2002 8:05:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 305+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | September 4, 2002 | MICHAEL LEDEEN
    <p>Now that we are set to have our great debate on the war against terrorism, it seems it will be the wrong debate.</p> <p>By all indications, the discussion will be about using our irresistible military might against a single country in order to bring down its leader. We should instead be talking about using all our political, moral and military genius to support a vast democratic revolution to liberate all the peoples of the Middle East from tyranny. That is our real mission, the essence of the war in which we are engaged, and the proper subject of our national debate.</p>
  • U.S. Ships Tanks to Gulf, Bush to Make Case on Iraq

    09/04/2002 4:57:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 589+ views
    Reuters | 9/04/02 | Stefano Ambrogi
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will ship tanks and heavy armor to the Middle East this month as President Bush tries to garner domestic support for efforts to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.Shipping sources said Wednesday the U.S. Navy had booked a large commercial ship to carry tanks and heavy armor to the Gulf, a sign its own vessels might have made such shipments.The U.S. Military Sealift Command chartered a U.S.-flagged general cargo ship to sail from the southeast U.S. coast to an unspecified Gulf port for discharge in late September, they said. This is the third shipment...
  • FBI labels inquiry into Los Angeles airport shooting a terrorism investigation

    09/03/2002 6:20:18 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 21 replies · 390+ views
    The Associated Press | 9/3/02 8:38 PM | Christopher Newton
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the July 4 double killing at Los Angeles International Airport as possible terrorism even though there's no evidence linking the alleged shooter to any terrorist group, a spokesman said Tuesday. Justice Department officials have said all along that terrorism was among several possible motives for the attack at an Israeli airline counter, and investigators were looking for evidence the shooter, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, had terror group connections. But until now the FBI had not publicly characterized the probe as a terrorism investigation. The Israeli government has called the event a terror attack since...
  • Desperation forced a horrific decision

    09/03/2002 10:15:04 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 177 replies · 16,766+ views
    USA Today ^ | September 3, 2002 | Dennis Cauchon and Martha Moore
    <p>At first, it seemed like debris. Large objects were falling from the top of the World Trade Center's north tower, just a few minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 hit.</p> <p>"It took three or four to realize: They were people," says James Logozzo, who had gathered with co-workers in a Morgan Stanley boardroom on the 72nd floor of the south tower, just 120 feet away from the north tower. "Then this one woman fell."</p>
  • Saddam dossier "in a few weeks" (Blair, - my title)

    09/03/2002 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 28 replies · 339+ views
    Yahoo UK ^ | 9/3/02 | Yahoo UK
    Blair: Iraq Is Real Threat Prime Minister Tony Blair has strengthened his support for a possible US-led attack on Iraq, saying the country "poses a real and unique threat".Mr Blair made the pledge whilst facing the Press at an open forum in his Sedgefield constituency. "I believe it is in the United Kingdom's national interest that the issue is addressed," he said. Constant dialogue The Prime Minister said "America should not face the issue alone" and promised "the fullest possible debate will take part in Parliament and elsewhere". "The rest of the world has a responsibility, not just America," he...
  • 'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes The Offensive

    07/22/2002 7:29:35 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 583+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 7-15-2002 | Michael Waller
    'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes the Offensive Posted July 15, 2002 By J. Michael Waller Media Credit: JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP Oil wealth of the Saudis funds the Wahhabi movement to seize control of global Islam. Totalitarian regimes in the Middle East have targeted the United States with a well-financed influence campaign that is being rooted in American politics. Veteran watchers of the "active-measures" programs of the former Soviet Union say this Islamist propaganda offensive bears an uncanny resemblance to the old Soviet international front operations and the broad parade of fellow travelers who used themes of peace, tolerance and civil liberties to advance...
  • Israel to expel militants' relatives (PRICE OF SUICIDE BOMBING: UP)

    09/03/2002 5:20:12 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 370+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 3, 2002 | BBC News
    Israel's Supreme Court has approved the expulsion of relatives of a Palestinian militant from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. In a landmark ruling, a nine-judge panel upheld an order issued last month against the brother and sister of a Palestinian suspected of organising suicide bombings. It said a third Palestinian related to another militant suspected of two shooting attacks near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank should be set free. Palestinian officials called the decision a "black day for human rights" and said they might file a complaint with the UN Security Council and the International Criminal...
  • Syria 'harbours bin Laden's men' (YOU'RE NEXT, ASSAD)

    09/03/2002 5:36:37 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 430+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 3, 2002 | Alan Philps
    Israel accused Syria yesterday of allowing up to 200 militants linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'eda network to settle in southern Lebanon. The newspaper Ha'aretz, quoting "various intelligence services", said Syria had also provided sanctuary for bin Laden's son, Omar, before and after the September 11 attacks in America. The leader of the September 11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, visited Syria two or three times, the newspaper said. The information was published amid rising tension between Israel and Syria, following the death of an Israeli soldier in a raid by Syrian-backed Hizbollah guerrillas across the Lebanese border. Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, the Israeli...
  • Kuwait breaks ranks on Saddam

    09/01/2002 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Ranger · 140 replies · 753+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/2/02
    Kuwait became the first Arab state yesterday to signal support for a US-led military coalition against Iraq, in marked contrast to the caution shown by other countries in the region. The Kuwaiti foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Salem al-Sabah, told The Telegraph: "While Saddam Hussein continues to keep Kuwaiti prisoners of war, and continues to televise threats against Kuwait, we consider the war against Iraq to have never ended."The sheikh's comments serve as encouragement for a Washington administration struggling to convince the international community of the need for military action.Saudi Arabia, which America used as a base during the 1991...
  • Israeli missile strike kills 5 Palestinians

    08/31/2002 9:15:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 55 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters | Saturday, August 31, 2002
    JENIN, West Bank, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israeli helicopter gunships ambushed a car in the West Bank on Saturday, killing three Palestinian militants and two children with a double missile strike, Palestinian witnesses and medical officials said. They said two Apache helicopters struck at Tubas village near Jenin in the afternoon, obliterating the vehicle and its occupants, including a nine-year-old boy and a girl, also 9. But some residents of Tubas said the children were outside the car, felled by flying debris which also wounded seven other people. The three other people killed were men belonging either to the Islamic...
  • 600 Russian experts start working on key phase of Iran nuclear reactor

    09/01/2002 8:51:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 427+ views
    About 600 Russian experts started work Sunday on a key phase of the US$800 million project to set up a nuclear reactor in Iran. "We have reached the stage of assembling our reactor and the turbine," Viktor Kozlov, managing director of Atomstroiexport company was quoted as telling ITAR-Tass news agency. Kozlov told ITAR-Tass that as construction of the nuclear plant in Iran enters its final stage "the number of Russian specialists will rise and will reach 2,000 people by year-end," he said. The U.S. administration has expressed concern that the planned 1,000 megawatt reactor in Bushehr will help advance Iran's...
  • Iraq to dispatch emissaries to several European states

    09/01/2002 8:20:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Iraq is due to dispatch envoys to European capitals, including Paris and Berlin, to explain its stance against US plots to overthrow the regime, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said. "Iraq is going to send emissaries to several European countries, including France and Germany, to explain the scale of American threats against the Iraqi people and the dangers they pose to world peace and security," Ramadan told the official Iraq News Agency (INA) Sunday. He added French and German opposition to US schemes to strike Iraq without seeking a new UN mandate "mean that European countries are aware of the...
  • 5 Arab Terrorists Killed

    09/01/2002 2:12:06 AM PDT · by eclectic · 12 replies · 323+ views
    IDF forces killed 5 Arab terrorists over the weekend. Early this morning troops killed four members of a terror cell during in an exchange of gunfire in a field south of Hevron. The Arabs were making their way towards a Jewish community in order to attempt an infiltration. Soldiers found wire-cutting tools in their possession. On Saturday afternoon air-force helicopter gunships fired air-to-surface missiles at the car of an Al-Aksa Brigade terrorist in the PLO-controlled town of Tubas, near Shechem, killing him along with four other Arabs. Security officials say that the terrorist, identified as Rafat Daraghmeh, was planning an...
  • Ryanair hijacker trained as pilot in US (MORE ON UK HIJACK PLOT)

    09/01/2002 1:38:58 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 45 replies · 477+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2002 | David Bamber and Julian Isherwood
    The Muslim convert accused of trying to hijack a Ryanair plane from Sweden to Stansted attended an American flying school leaving with a qualification to pilot light aircraft. The revelation that Kerim Chatty, 29, had taken flying lessons in the US - just like the September 11 terrorists - came as detectives investigated reports that he was planning to crash the plane into an American embassy in Europe, possibly London. An intelligence officer in Sweden told Reuters: "We know for sure that the plan was to crash the plane into a US embassy in Europe." If London were the target,...
  • Hasan Yousef Arrested by Israelis

    08/31/2002 11:42:47 AM PDT · by Mensch · 78 replies · 440+ views
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  • Beating around the Bush.

    08/26/2002 7:34:49 AM PDT · by doubtingthomas2 · 23 replies · 322+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | SEAN GONSALVES
    Home news | arts | sports | biz | weather | classifieds Sean Gonsalves   Columnists Sean Gonsalves Appears Tuesdays Lawrence Brown Every Friday Francis Broadhurst Every other Thursday Letters Today's letters to the Cape Cod Times --------------------Send a letter to the Cape Cod Times Related Editorial Page Editor:William Mills -------------------- Beating around the Bush By SEAN GONSALVESI consider myself an aspiring devotee of what Gandhi termed satyagraha (truth-force), which in pop politics is described with ambiguous phrases like "passive resistance" and "civil disobedience." Call it what you want. I have no ideas for a better word to describe...
  • Chief of Staff Yaalon: We must win war against "cancerous" Palestinian threat

    08/26/2002 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 5 replies · 311+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/26/2002 | Israel Insider
    IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon said "the current Palestinian leadership does not recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State and is trying to destroy Israel in stages." Israel and the Palestinians are "at war," Yaalon declared, and Israel must win this war at all costs - otherwise, Palestinian terror would spread like a cancer throughout the region. Left-wing politicians attacked Yaalon for giving a political-diplomatic speech. Yaalon addressed a conference organized in Jerusalem yesterday by the Chief Rabbinate ahead of the coming Jewish High Holy Days. Although Yaalon refused to begin speaking until journalists left the...
  • Youth of Islam - [disturbing]

    08/07/2002 7:33:15 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 114 replies · 6,478+ views
    Youth of Islam ^ | 7 aug 02 | anon
    Youth of Islam View Today's Active Threads Welcome to the Youth of Islam.If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • West Bank - Son of executed female collaborator says he was tortured for confession

    08/25/2002 11:33:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 445+ views
    Associated Press | August 25, 2002
    TULKAREM, West Bank, Aug 25, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- The son of the first known Palestinian woman to be executed as an Israeli collaborator on Sunday said gunmen tortured him until he invented a story about his mother's involvement in a militant's death. Ikhlas Khouli, a 35-year-old mother of seven, was shot dead Saturday after being seized from her home in the West Bank city of Tulkarem. Bakir Khouli, 17, lifted up his T-shirt at his one-room house in Tulkarem on Sunday to reveal black and blue marks he said were made by electrical wires shortly before...
  • Saudi royal family pays 'protection money' to bin-Laden

    08/24/2002 9:56:15 PM PDT · by GaryMontana · 97 replies · 1,963+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2002 | DOUGLAS DAVIS
    LONDON - Senior members of the Saudi royal family paid "protection money" totaling at least $300 million to Osama bin-Laden and the Taliban to prevent them from attacking targets in Saudi Arabia, the London Sunday Times reported yesterday. The revelation, based on extensive investigations, was contained in papers filed in a $3,000 billion US lawsuit by lawyers representing the families of Sept. 11 victims. According to the documents, the deal was struck after two secret meetings involving members of the Saudi royal family and al-Qaida leaders, including bin-Laden. The cash enabled al-Qaida to fund training camps in Afghanistan that are...
  • Israel Arrests Univ. Attack Suspects

    08/21/2002 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Cagey · 9 replies · 281+ views
    AP ^ | 8-21-2002
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli security forces have arrested several Palestinian suspects in the July 31 bombing at Jerusalem's Hebrew University in which nine people, including five Americans, were killed, Israel Radio said Wednesday.