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  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya Cessation of Violence: An Ideological Reversal

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

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

    09/25/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says Reports of a possible release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman called "completely and unequivocally false" By Jonathan Dienst | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 | Updated 3:38 PM EDT The blind sheik who supported the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terror plots that targeted New York landmarks will stay in a U.S. prison, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. "There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,” said National Security Staff spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. "Reports saying otherwise are completely and unequivocally false." The strong denial...
  • SHEIK AND BAKE

    09/28/2004 10:41:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 650+ views
    SHEIK AND BAKE By CARL CAMPANILE New York Post September 29, 2004 Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart said there's a benefit to representing convicted terrorist sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman: free food from Arab street vendors. Stewart's stunning boast was intercepted in video surveillance of a prison interview she had with the blind sheik July 14, 2001, just two months before the Sept. 11 attacks. Stewart tells the sheik that an Egyptian vendor gave her free and discounted chow when she told him she's Abdel-Rahman's lawyer. "Discounts for the whole office. And when I go, it's free," Stewart gushed. She also said an...
  • 6/6/12 Attack at US Consulate in Benghazi by Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman

    09/15/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT · by barryobi · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/15/2012 | yt
    The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.
  • Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

    09/14/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later:   Carney Contradicts On Whether There Was Advance Warning Of Embassy AttacksABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes...
  • Source: Al Qaeda central not behind Benghazi attack (but it was Al Qaeda)

    09/13/2012 4:47:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/13/2012 | Suzanne Kelly
    The United States intelligence community does not believe the core of al Qaeda was behind this week's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN Thursday. The official said the picture is becoming clearer within the intelligence community as to what group or groups were responsible for the attack. Given what officials know about al Qaeda in Libya, U.S. intelligence believes it is very unlikely that core al Qaeda was behind the attack. But the official said the intelligence does not rule out that the attack was perpetrated by al Qaeda sympathizers.
  • Concern Grows Over Jihadist Numbers in Eastern Libya (May 2012, all we needed to know)

    09/12/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT · by barryobi · 10 replies
    Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi. One source briefed by Western intelligence officials said that of particular concern is the city of Derna on the Mediterranean coast some 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of the Egyptian border. The source told CNN that hundreds of Islamist militants are in and around the town, and there are camps where weapons and physical training are provided to militants. He said one official had described the area as...
  • Report: Riots Actually About Release of Blind Sheik

    09/12/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 27 replies
    USA Today reports that the riot at the U.S. embassy in Cairo appears to have been planned well before the Egyptian media reported on the anti-Islam YouTube film that was blamed for sparking the protest. The protest was reportedly announced on August 30 by Gamaa Islamiyya, an Egyptian terrorist group, to call for the release of its leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman — aka the blind sheik, who is serving a life sentence for the first World Trade Center bombing:
  • Mukasey: Don’t give 9/11 plotters what they want most

    03/15/2008 6:49:56 AM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 15, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey spoke at the London School of Economics today and surprised the audience with his comments on the application of the death penalty for the 9/11 plotters held at Guantanamo Bay. Given the administration’s support of the death penalty, they probably expected Mukasey to offer the usual justifications for it, especially for terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mukasey argued instead that the US should not give them the martyrdom they seek, but rather a lifetime of obscure captivity: U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Friday he hoped the six Guantanamo prisoners charged with the September 11...
  • Judge tells wife in terror-linked divorce to go home (Husband says, "Be good Muslims or dead")

    01/20/2007 5:00:30 PM PST · by Gritty · 41 replies · 1,981+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 20, 2008 | unsigned
    A Tennessee woman who is seeking a divorce from her husband because of his alleged "ties to terrorism" and had traveled out of state to consult with her general counsel lawyer has returned home – under a judge's order to do that or lose that home until the divorce case is concluded. Rosine Ghawji returned yesterday to her Memphis home under the order from Judge Donna M. Fields in the divorce case in which Mrs. Ghawji has alleged her husband is a self-proclaimed radical Islamist and "has threatened to kill her and her two boys if they did not abide...
  • Iraq - al-Qaeda calls for kidnapping Christians to exchange for 'blind sheikh' in US prison

    09/28/2006 10:50:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 881+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 28, 2006
    The chief of Al-Qaïda in Iraq calls with the removal of Westerners - the chief of the Al-Qaïda branch in Iraq invited his partisans to remove Westerners in this country in order to exchange them against the release of an Egyptian monk held in the United States, in an audio recording put in line Thursday on Internet. "I invite each moujahidine in the country of the two rivers (Iraq) to better do of sound during this blessed month (of the Moslem fast of the Ramadan)", affirmed Abou Hamza Al-Mouhajer. "Can Allah enable us to capture some of the dogs...
  • Muslim leader accused of hiding ties to terrorists

    01/15/2004 1:46:37 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 14, 2004 | Amanda Garrett and John Caniglia
    Imam Fawaz Damra helped lay the groundwork for an organization that ultimately merged into al-Qaida in the late 1980s. He was an unindicted co-conspirator of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. And he passionately raised money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Jews in Israel during the 1990s. Yet Damra, spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims in Northeast Ohio, seemed to fly comfortably beneath the radar of U.S. terror investigators - until Tuesday. FBI agents swooped in on the Palestinian cleric at his Strongsville home, arresting him on a relatively minor - and...
  • CAIR's blighted rep [Tancredo Was/Is Right!]

    07/28/2005 5:45:52 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 17 replies · 572+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 28, 2005 | Vincent Carroll
    This time U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo got it right. Meet with representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations? Not on your life, replied truculent Tom. They're compromised, he maintained. Oh, how they're compromised. Advertisement To begin with, several officials or former officials of CAIR have faced criminal charges associating them with terrorism, and a founding board member of the Texas chapter was convicted on such charges just this year. Moreover, as Salon.com's Jake Tapper reminded Americans in an article shortly after 9/11, CAIR once deplored the prosecution of Sheik Omar Abdul-Rahman for his role in the 1993 bombing of the...
  • Imprisoned terrorist still communicates with followers (Mastermind of 1993 WTC bombing)

    03/12/2005 5:16:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 725+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/12/05 | Laura Mansfield
    Convicted Egyptian cleric Omar Abdul Rahman, mastermind of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, continues to communicate with and inspire his followers despite his imprisonment. The blind sheik, convicted of multiple charges of terrorism, is incarcerated in the one of the most secure prisons in the United States, but letters to followers somehow still manage to reach his intended audience of terrorists through publication on various websites devoted to advancement of Islamic terrorism and radical ideology. On Feb. 10, New York Attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of helping Abdul Rahman pass secret messages to his followers urging violent...
  • Cleric's U.S. Lawyer: Violence Needed at Times

    11/08/2004 8:47:45 PM PST · by Ahriman · 19 replies · 481+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2004 | Gail Appleson
    A U.S. lawyer accused of aiding militant Muslims said in testimony on Monday there are times when violence is needed to change oppressive governments and institutions, including those that "perpetuate capitalism." The lawyer, Lynne Stewart, 65, is on trial on charges she helped an imprisoned client, the radical cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, communicate with Egypt's Islamic Group. The group is on the U.S. government's list of terrorist organizations. Stewart has denied any wrongdoing and maintains she was doing her duty as a lawyer representing a client being held incommunicado. She could face 15 years in prison if convicted of the...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • Sniper killings, hideout, clustered near old Al-Fuqra terror target!

    11/04/2002 7:42:46 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 54 replies · 1,588+ views
    November 4th, 2002 | Sabertooth
    On September 11th, 2002, suspected Sniper John Allen Muhammad walked into the Camden, New Jersey State Motor Vehicles office, to register the now-notorious "blue Caprice" he'd just purchased. Though the car had not yet converted been into a rolling sniper's nest, what happened in the next several minutes leaves little doubt that Muhammad had something sinister in mind. The registration transaction began at 8:52 am. At 8:58 am., while Muhammad was still standing at the counter, someone (now believed to be fellow suspect, Lee Malvo) phoned a bomb threat at the Motor Vehicles office on the 1st Anniversary of what...
  • Meet Al-Fuqra (Another Domestic Muslim Terrorist Group - My Title)

    12/21/2001 6:10:19 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 13 replies · 1,288+ views
    National Review ^ | December 31, 2001 | By John J. Miller
    A Junior al-Qaeda . . .: . . . right here at home There are a lot of Baptist churches along rural Virginia's Route 615, just south of Appomattox-"where America reunited," as the county welcome sign puts it-but there's only one Sheikh Gilani Lane. A gate and a guardhouse prevent the public from driving very far down it. What lies beyond, however, isn't a closed-off community of rich retirees. Instead, it's a trailer-park compound of black Muslims, or "The Muslims of America," according to a green billboard by the entrance, where an armed guard keeps a wary eye on the ...
  • Examine Gunman's Possible Ties to AL FUQRA (Sniper Muhammad)

    10/31/2002 6:24:19 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 20 replies · 4,929+ views
    SFFT.org ^ | October 30th, 2002 | Christian M. Weber
     DefenseWatch  "The Voice of the Grunt"  Special Report: Protect Home Base First  ARTICLE 02 October 30, 2002Examine Gunman's Possible Ties to al FurqaBy Christian M. WeberIn the Middle East today, we see a young generation of Muslims being trained to hate Israel and the West while cherishing the thought of martyrdom. It is easy to see the brutal path that has been chosen for these children. However, for those not schooled in this path of destruction, the road to terrorism usually takes on one of two forms.The first form includes Islamic extremists, such as Osama Bin Laden, who rose...
  • Were Snipers Linked to al-Fuqra Muslim Sect?

    11/13/2002 1:20:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 630+ views
    www.insightmag.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | Jerry Seper and Steve Miller
    Federal authorities are investigating whether accused snipers John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo had ties to a growing sect of militant American Muslims committed to waging holy war against the United States. Law-enforcement authorities yesterday said investigators want to know whether the suspects — now awaiting separate murder trials in Virginia — were involved with Jamaat al-Fuqra, a militant Muslim group with documented ties to international terrorism that has been linked to 13 slayings and 17 firebombings in the United States and Canada. The al-Fuqra network, through an offshoot group known as the Muslims of America, has established a...
  • SNIPER LINK TO AL-FUQRA PROBED

    11/10/2002 11:52:27 PM PST · by goody2shooz · 38 replies · 784+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/11/02 | World Net Daily Staff
    Sniper suspect John Muhammad fits the profile of a disaffected outcast who becomes increasingly radicalized under the influence of Islamism, say terrorism analysts and investigators, who suspect he is connected with the radical Islamist group, al-Fuqra. According to Christian M. Weber, contributing editor for Soldiers for the Truth, an organization headed by Col. David Hackworth, Muhammad seems to follow the model of John Walker Lindh, Richard Reid and Jose Padilla, men exposed to Islamism who become disenchanted with the movement's pace and progress and who take the road to jihad. "As one traces John Muhammad's life from his conversion to...