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  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 11/26/2010 | http://www.foxnews.com/
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  • Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist...

    10/19/2010 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization Aided Tamil Tiger Terrorists in the Attempted Purchase of Grenade Launchers, Sniper Rifles, Machine Guns and other State of the Art Firearms BALTIMORE—A federal jury today convicted Balraj Naidu, 48, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Justice Department announced. According to evidence presented at his five day trial, beginning in February 2006, Naidu and his co-conspirators attempted to purchase state of the art weaponry from China,...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Somalis with terrorist links feared headed to U.S. border

    04/06/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,314+ views
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Sara A. Carter
    SNIPPET: "Somalis with ties to a terrorist organization are believed to be plotting to illegally enter the United States after being mistakenly released from custody in Mexico, a confidential federal law enforcement report said." SNIPPET: "Included in the group is Mohamed Osman Noor, 35, of Somalia, who U.S. officials suspect has strong ties to Al-Shabaab Mujahideen, an Islamist insurgency group in the ongoing war in Somalia with ties to al Qaeda. The report was written by an intelligence official with the Laredo Sector Border Intelligence Center, a joint federal task force under the Department of Homeland Security that operates on...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • Failed London Bomber's Wife Jailed for 15 Years

    06/12/2008 7:19:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 198+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | June 12, 2008
    LONDON (AFP) - The wife of one of the failed 2005 London suicide bombers was jailed for 15 years Thursday, after being found guilty of failing to tell the police about the terrorist plot. Yeshi Girma, 32, knew her husband Hussain Osman was planning to unleash carnage in the failed July 21, 2005 attacks and could have stopped the attempted bombings, England's Old Bailey central criminal court heard. Judge Paul Worsley told her the highly controversial police shooting the following day of innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes -- mistaken for a suicide bomber -- could have been avoided had...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • "I want to see US" says freed Afghan

    03/17/2004 6:25:16 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 28 replies · 151+ views
    I want to see US says freed Afghan FOR a man who had just been freed after two years in Guantanamo Bay, it seemed odd that Haji Osman said he wanted to visit the "good people" in the US, writes Hamida Ghafour. Osman (35), had just been flown back to Kabul with 22 other men accused of links to the Taliban regime. But he said yesterday he did not resent his captors and Camp Delta was not as bad as rural Afghanistan. Osman said: "If you compare it to life in the village, it was good, except we were not...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • US sets up military, humanitarian liaison centre in northern Iraq

    03/24/2003 10:51:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Agence France-Presse | March 24, 2003
    SALAHADDIN, Iraq, March 24 (AFP) - 18h36 - A US general announced here Monday the formation of a military and humanitarian liaison centre for northern Iraq and southeast Turkey. General Pete Osman told reporters the Military Coordination and Liaison Command (MCLC) was set up "to conduct liaison and coordination with military and humanitarian assistance organisations operating in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq". "The primary function of the MCLC is to synchronise humanitarian support operations, assist in the deconfliction (sic) of military and humanitarian activities, and coordinate relief into northern Iraq," according to a statement issued after the announcement by...
  • Feds raid homes in South County - Federal Way residences searched.(SEATTLE MUSLIM TERROR ALERT).

    11/07/2002 12:04:13 AM PST · by Abar · 39 replies · 1,027+ views
    South County Journal ^ | 11/6/2002 | Jamie Swift
    Feds raid homes in South County - Pacific, Federal Way residences searched for drugs and guns 2002-11-06 by Jamie Swift Journal Reporter A 70-member federal task force raided two south King County homes early Tuesday morning searching for weapons and drugs. FBI officials offered little information Tuesday afternoon about the raids conducted in Federal Way and Pacific. Ray Lauer, spokesman for the FBI, would not discuss what may have been seized or the individuals the investigation targets. Agents from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Secret Service knocked on the front door at 301 Third Ave....
  • Ranch's efforts at terror training detailed: Muslim who lived at Oregon site tells

    08/09/2002 12:41:12 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | August 9, 2002 | CHRIS McGANN, DAIKHA DRIDI AND SAM SKOLNIK
    A former Seattle man's alleged attempt to profit from a plan to build terrorist training camps in the United States apparently landed members of his family and his mosque in the middle of a global terrorism investigation.After the effort failed, James Ujaama reportedly had to fend off death threats from one of two al-Qaida operatives who arrived expecting to conduct training exercises at a ranch in the Oregon desert, only to discover there were no recruits waiting to join the jihad, or holy war.     Now, three years later, the aborted scheme to help advance the cause of Islamic...
  • TERROR DUO TARGETED WATER: REPORT

    07/30/2002 2:07:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 217+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/30/02 | GERSH KUNTZMAN
    <p>July 30, 2002 -- Two suspected al Qaeda terrorists who were arrested last week by federal officials were planning to poison the country's water supplies, it was reported last night.</p> <p>One of the suspects, James Ujaama, 36, was arrested last week in Denver.</p>
  • Feds Arrest Al Qaeda Suspects With Plans to Poison Water Supplies on Them

    07/29/2002 10:33:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 294+ views
    FOXNEWS via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | By Carl Cameron
    <p>WASHINGTON — Federal officials have arrested two Al Qaeda terror suspects in the U.S. with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>The first case involves James Ujaama, who surrendered to the FBI last week in Denver. Sources say they found documents about water poisoning among several other terrorism-related documents in his Denver residence.</p>
  • Breaking! - Two Arrested in U.S. for Attempted Terror Attack in Israel

    03/26/2002 11:08:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 116 replies · 724+ views
    FOX News Channel | March 26, 2002 | FOX News Channel
    Two Arrested in U.S. for Attempted Terror Attack in Israel
  • London imam faces FBI inquiry over al-Qaida training camp

    07/25/2002 3:03:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 458+ views
    The Daily Telegraph via The Muslim News ^ | July 25 2002 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London imam, is at the centre of an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to recruit young American Muslims into an al-Qa'eda cell in the United States. Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is at the centre of the FBI's investigation. The US authorities have arrested two Muslim activists from Seattle with links to Hamza or his mosque in Finsbury Park, north London. They claim the men were involved with Hamza in organising a "jihad training camp". US sources confirmed to The Telegraph yesterday that Hamza's activities were at the core of their investigation. Agents were...
  • Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida

    07/13/2002 11:15:26 AM PDT · by per loin · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida Additionally, federal investigators believe members of the group scouted a ranch in southern Oregon as a potential site for a terrorist training camp. About 15 of the militants visited the sagebrush-covered property near Bly, Ore., in fall 1999 to participate in target practice, and two men from Abu Hamza's mosque visited the ranch later that year, sources say. That account was supported by a relative of one of the men under investigation. The investigation comes to light as Attorney General John Ashcroft is warning that al-Qaida maintains a "hidden but active presence"...
  • Seattle Mosque Members Under Federal Investigation

    07/15/2002 4:30:57 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies · 400+ views
    komotv ^ | July 12, 2002 | staff
    Seattle Mosque Members Under Federal Investigation July 12, 2002   By KOMO Staff & News Services SEATTLE - A federal grand jury is investigating a group affiliated with a now-defunct local mosque for possible ties to the al-Qaida terror network, the attorney for a former mosque member confirmed Friday."The grand jury is looking into a lot of things related to people of this faith who have been associated with the mosque," said Robert Leen, attorney for Semi Osman, 32, of Tacoma, who is charged with trying to fraudulently obtain U.S. citizenship and owning a semiautomatic handgun with the serial...
  • 2 Seattle Men Call Inquiry Wrong on Ties to Al Qaeda

    07/17/2002 12:12:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 279+ views
    New York Times ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2002 | By MICHAEL WILSON
    July 17, 2002 2 Seattle Men Call Inquiry Wrong on Ties to Al QaedaBy MICHAEL WILSON EATTLE, July 16 — A former inner-city mosque under investigation for suspected ties to Al Qaeda was run by mostly young African-American men who saw themselves as armed enforcers for a block overrun by drug dealers, members said. A former leader of the Seattle mosque, Semi Osman, 32, a Tacoma resident who reportedly holds a British passport, was arrested in May on immigration and weapons charges. Two members, the brothers James and Mustafa Ujaama, said in a news release on Monday that they were...
  • Wash. Man Arrested in Terror Probe (American Muslim )

    07/23/2002 11:05:54 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 4 replies · 262+ views
    ap ^ | Gene Johnson
    Wash. Man Arrested in Terror Probe W A S H I N G T O N, July 24 — An American Muslim activist who authorities believe took computer equipment to an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan has been taken into custody, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. James Ujaama, 36, was arrested Monday night in Denver as a material witness to terrorist activity. He was flown to Virginia, where he is being held, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The alleged terrorist activity was not related to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to the official, who declined...
  • Oregon sheriff: 'We had our suspicions' (al-Qaida in Oregon)

    07/13/2002 1:59:56 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 57 replies · 1,739+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 13, 2002 | Hal Bernton, Mike Carter and David Heath
    BLY, Ore. — This hard-knocks hamlet seems an unlikely place to search for clues to the al-Qaida terrorist network. It sits on an arid plateau in Southern Oregon, about 50 miles east of Klamath Falls. With a population of about 250, it has a couple of cafes and small stores, an antique shop, and the razed foundation of an abandoned lumber mill. But in late 1999, federal authorities and other sources say, the area had something far more unusual: militant Muslims scouting a ranch outside of town as a possible training camp for jihad fighters. That aborted effort has now...
  • Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida

    07/12/2002 12:48:38 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 20 replies · 743+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 12, 2002 | Mike Carter, Hal Bernton and David Heath
    Militant Seattle Muslims, most of them American citizens, are under investigation by the FBI and a federal grand jury for allegedly supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network. Sources say members of the group — described as a "cell" by law-enforcement sources — have ties to Sheik Abu Hamza al-Masri of London, a radical Islamic cleric suspected by Western officials of recruiting for al-Qaida. Additionally, federal investigators believe members of the group scouted a ranch in southern Oregon as a potential site for a terrorist training camp. About 15 of the militants visited the sagebrush-covered property near Bly, Ore., in fall 1999...