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  • Why US is wary of Muslims

    07/21/2004 6:26:15 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 20 replies · 1,028+ views
    Malaysia Kini ^ | July 21, 2004 | Eric Mudasi
    I refer to the letter US treating Muslims shoddily. First of all, the Sept 11 hijackers were not Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, or anyone else for that matter. They were Muslims. Three thousand Americans of all faiths were slaughtered. So can you blame the Americans for treating Muslims they way they do? The Americans know that textbooks in some Islamic countries demonise the West. For example, in Saudi Arabia, Saudi schoolchildren are being taught to disparage Christianity and Judaism in a textbook issued by their education ministry. There is no other country on earth where freedom of religion is not just...

    06/30/2004 1:09:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 741+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/30/04 | HEIDI SINGER
    June 30, 2004 -- The blind sheik who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks has been whining about the brand of tea he's forced to endure in prison, the prosecutor who put him away testified yesterday. Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman complained often about the way he was treated in prison — demanding either Tetley or Lipton tea, prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said. He couldn't recall which of those two brands the blind cleric favored. The sheik even threatened to eat M&Ms or stop taking insulin for his diabetes if he didn't get his teabag of choice, Fitzgerald said.
  • Democrat Meeting features Terror Suspect as Keynote Speaker (my title)

    11/21/2003 3:52:08 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Staten Island Democratic Association's meeting this week featured "guest of honor" criminal defense lawyer Lynne Stewart, a former Islander who is facing charges of terrorism. Ms. Stewart keynote address updated the group on the government's case against her. Ms. Stewart, a former Stapleton resident who graduated from Wagner College, was arrested in 2002 for allegedly providing material support for terrorism, among other charges. New charges have just been filed against Ms. Stewart charging her with conspiracy to commit terrorism by using convicted World Trade Center bomber Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman as "personnel" to carry out her acts. Additionally, she is...
  • Affidavit Ties In Al-Arian

    10/19/2003 7:11:26 AM PDT · by veronica · 8 replies · 177+ views
    Tampa Bay online ^ | 10-19-03 | MICHAEL FECHTER
    Former University of South Florida Professor Sami Al-Arian was on the inside of an elaborate international network designed to conceal funding for terrorist organizations, a federal investigator claims in a newly released court document. The network used ``a convoluted web of multiple transactions'' by a network of companies, trusts and charities - mostly run by the same few people - to hide money going to two militant Palestinian groups, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the investigator says. The suspect organizations were part of ``a complex coalition of overlapping companies in northern Virginia controlled by individuals who have shown support...
  • FBI Arrests Man Linked to American Muslim Groups

    09/29/2003 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Brian S · 48 replies · 696+ views
    Reuters | 09-29-03
    Mon September 29, 2003 10:02 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man affiliated with at least two American Muslim groups has been arrested on criminal charges, federal law enforcement officials said on Monday. They confirmed a report by Al Jazeera, the Arabic satellite channel, that Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi has been arrested. They declined to give details of the charges against him. Muslim activists described him as one of the founders of a group called the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council and a board member of another Washington, D.C.-based group called the American Muslim Council. The officials said...
  • American Muslim leader arrested

    09/29/2003 9:33:07 PM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 515+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A founding member of a U.S. Muslim group that endorsed an Army chaplain now accused of espionage has himself been arrested on criminal charges.</p> <p>Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, 51, who helped organize the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council and is a board member of the Washington, D.C.-based American Muslim Council, was taken into custody Sunday by agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI.</p>

    10/01/2003 1:12:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 88 replies · 1,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/01/03 | MURRAY WEISS
    <p>The American Muslim leader charged with smuggling $340,000 out of Libya was suspected of funneling cash from Osama bin Laden to blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the failed 1993 attempt to blow up New York City landmarks, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Muslim chaplain barred from counseling NYC inmates because mosque allegedly linked to al-Qaida

    03/21/2003 12:36:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 534+ views
    AP | 3/21/03
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A Muslim chaplain who counsels inmates in the city's Rikers Island jail has been reassigned because of his ties to a mosque authorities say is linked to al-Qaida fund raising. Amin Awad, who was named president of the board of trustees at Al-Farooq mosque earlier this month, cannot have contact with inmates and has been reassigned to administrative duties, Tom Antenen, a spokesman for the city Department of Correction, said Friday. Awad, who has counseled Rikers inmates since 1998, is one of seven Islamic chaplains in the city's correctional system, Antenen said. The department has 23...
  • Today marks tenth anniversary of first World Trade Center attack

    02/26/2003 1:41:50 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 1,083+ views
    Associated PRess | February 26, 2003
    Ten year anniversary of first WTC attack (New York-AP) -- It was called the worst terrorist attack on American soil at the time. A truck bomb wobbled the twin towers of the World Trade Center, filled them with smoke, killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Today marks ten years since that attack. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owned the complex, is remembering the six victims in a memorial service this morning. Their names are to be included in a memorial to the victims of September eleventh. '93 WTC Attack Opened New...
  • The NYTimes wipes a tear for Lynn Stewart's ruined career [GAG]

    09/23/2002 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Havisham · 25 replies · 498+ views
    New York Times, David Horowitz's ^ | Sept. 23, 2002 | George Packer
    Terrorist Lawyerby George Packer for the New York Times, Sept. 23, 2003 "Finally [Ramsey] Clark told her that if she refused [to defend terrorists], the Arab world would feel betrayed by their friends on the American left." [excerpt] One Saturday morning in November 1994, Ramsey Clark, attorney general under President Johnson and more recently a spokesman for radical Arab causes, met in his Manhattan office with a criminal defense lawyer named Lynne Stewart. Clark wanted Stewart to take on a new client -- Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric and the spiritual leader of the worldwide jihad movement,...
  • 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...