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  • Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

    08/27/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 21 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 8/27/15 | Special to
    The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 as the leader of the armed wing of the Saudi Hizbullah group, was one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists. The arrest concluded a nearly two-decade manhunt.
  • The secret to ISIS's success: Over 100 former Saddam Hussein-era officers run jihadi group's

    08/10/2015 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/2015 | TOM WYKE
    Once part of one of the most brutal dictator's army in the Middle East, over 100 former members of Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence officers are now part of ISIS. Now they make up the complex network of ISIS's leadership, helping to build the military strategies which have led the brutal jihadi group to their military gains in Syria and Iraq. The officers gave ISIS the organization and discipline it needed to weld together jihadi fighters drawn from across the globe, integrating terror tactics like suicide bombings with military operation

    03/21/2010 8:19:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 196+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | March 19, 2010 10:39 AM | By Madeleine Gruen
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Feiz Muhammad is an Australian citizen now residing in Malaysia. He has been labeled Australia's "most dangerous sheikh" due to the number of connections he has to known and suspected terrorists. Muhammad’s target audience is young Muslims who feel disaffected and disassociated from local Muslim communities, where mosque clerics show "a lack of interest toward the youth." His lectures frame the United States as the enemy of all Muslims, including those living in the United States and Americans living in other Western countries. He emphasizes that Muslims should regard Western culture as corrupt and immoral, and...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Australia's terror web gets bigger

    09/04/2003 10:17:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 742+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 05 2003
    A SYDNEY man allegedly telephoned the suspected leader of al-Qa'ida in Spain – Abu Dahdah – seeking help to move a "brother" and his family throughout Europe. The allegation about former Qantas baggage handler Bilal Khazal – made in documents tendered in Mr Dahdah's terrorism trial – contradicts claims by him that he had never spoken to the alleged terror chief, or even knew who he was. As more details of a network of alleged terror supporters in Australia emerged yesterday, it has been claimed a second Australian named in the Spanish court documents, Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran, was...
  • Cleric worried over 'vilification' (Bin Laden Buddy ALERT!!!)

    11/08/2005 2:49:47 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 502+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 November 2005
    CONTROVERSIAL Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran has expressed concern 17 men arrested for allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks are being publicly vilified. Sheikh Omran stated his alarm and unease over the arrests in a statement posted on the website of the Islamic organisation he heads. "The Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah Association of Australia considers the security of our nation with high priority," he said. "We hope all those accused receive a fair trial and the presumption of innocence is preserved. "We have concerns over the discrepancy between public allegations and actual charges laid in court." "In these uncertain...
  • Radical cleric hits out at PM

    07/24/2005 12:47:49 PM PDT · by Dundee · 29 replies · 671+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2005 | Dennis Shanahan and Steve Lewis
    Radical cleric hits out at PM THE nation's most radical Muslim cleric, Sheik Mohammed Omran, last night accused John Howard of being "inflammatory" as a war of words erupted between the religious leader and the Prime Minister over the responsibility of Muslim leaders to denounce terrorism. Speaking in London at the weekend, Mr Howard singled out the Melbourne-based sheik, describing as "appalling" his recent comments that Osama bin Laden "in effect is a good man and the attacks in London were the responsibility of the Americans". Sheik Omran, who has said there was no proof bin Laden was behind the...
  • Former Qantas worker linked to al-Qaida

    09/03/2003 5:35:22 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 7 replies · 263+ views
    UPI ^ | 9/3/03
    CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A former baggage handler for Qantas Airways has been identified by the CIA as an al-Qaida member. Government officials told The Australian newspaper they are aware of claims that Bilal Khazal of Sydney and Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran have been linked to an al-Qaida detainee known as Abu Dahdah. The allegations, made public this week by the Australian Broadcasting Corp., reportedly stem from telephone intercepts revealed recently in a Spanish court. The newspaper said the intercepts suggest repeated contact between the two Australians and the Spaniard. The Australian said, among other things, Abu...