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  • Abu Qatada To Finally Be Deported To Jordan

    07/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6th July 2013 | Mark White
    'Abu Qatada will be moved to RAF Northolt in west London and deported to Jordan in the early hours of Sunday morning. It marks the end of a near decade-long legal battle to remove the preacher, who the Government has described as a "truly dangerous individual" and a "key player" in al Qaeda-related terrorism. Sky News understands the 51-year-old will be driven from Belmarsh prison in southeast London to RAF Northolt around midnight tonight. A military aircraft will be waiting to take off around 2am on Sunday, heading for an isolated airstrip near the Jordanian capital Amman. The cleric will...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatada will get a new home at the taxpayers’ expense

    11/16/2012 1:45:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:49 EST, 15 November 2012 | Leon Watson
    Hate preacher Abu Qatada is to be given a new home at the taxpayers’ expense, it emerged today. The 52-year-old Jordanian that the Government has tried and failed to deport has asked to be rehoused. His lawyers confirmed that his request has been granted. He and his family will continue to live on state benefits in their new home. …
  • Qatada back on the streets within days

    02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2-6-2012 | Tom Whitehead
    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe”, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan. The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined...
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, 19 July 2010

    07/18/2010 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | July 19, 2010 | n/a
    18 July 2010 "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, 19 JULY 2010"
  • TWO THREADS ABOUT AMBUSHES [Jihadis talking about ambushes]

    02/22/2010 10:05:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 465+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | 22 February 2010 | n/a
    Two Threads About Ambushes
  • Abu Qatada 'issues jail edicts'

    04/05/2009 6:44:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 372+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 07:41 GMT, Sunday, 5 April 2009 08:41 UK | By Dominic Casciani
    Note: Photo and Video included. SNIPPET: "Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has been issuing messages to his followers from his British jail cell, according to anti-extremism researchers. Statements said to be from the Jordanian have appeared recently on a number of extremist websites. The Quilliam Foundation think tank say Abu Qatada has released three letters from prison in four months. But the Prison Service says Quilliam's claims that it has been incompetent are "completely unfounded". Abu Qatada was once dubbed Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador to Europe and recently lost a battle to stay in the UK." SNIPPET: "There is...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Are we mad? Every organ of the state now seems intent on protecting those who would destroy us

    09/06/2008 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies · 188+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03rd September 2008 | Ruth Dudley Edwards
    Abu Qatada, wanted by Jordan for involvement in terrorist attacks, strolls down a London street, carrying groceries paid for by the British taxpayer. Beside him, on a mobile phone, apparently acting as a go-between, is Yasser Al-Sirri, wanted by Egypt for aiding an assassination attempt in 1993 of the then Prime Minister with a car bomb, which instead killed a young girl. Both these men despise the country that is sheltering them. [...] Supported by state benefits, Qatada began preaching in local mosques his blood-thirsty anti-Jewish and anti-Christian messages and calling for Muslims to kill non-Muslims. Because of a toxic...
  • First Picture of Bin Laden's 'Ambassador in Europe' as he Enjoys a Stroll to the Shops in London

    07/10/2008 2:04:49 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 10 replies · 215+ views
    The Mail Online ^ | 07.10.2008 | David Williams
    The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families. Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads. This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old - said to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorist suspects - since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached. Scroll down for more ABU QATADA Out on bail: Prayer beads in hand, Al Qaeda's ambassador in...
  • £800,000 home, a life on benefits, no wonder Al Qaeda ambassador Abu Qatada's smiling

    07/09/2008 5:07:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 221+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 9, 2008 | David Williams
    The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families. Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads. This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old - said to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorist suspects - since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached. Out on bail: Prayer beads in hand, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe takes a stroll to the...
  • QATADA, OUR NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL...

    06/26/2008 2:01:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 57+ views
    Daily Express ^ | June 20,2008 | Tony Bonnici
    Hate preacher Abu Qatada has moved into an £800,000 home funded by the taxpayer following his release from jail. New neighbours of the cleric once described as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand in Europe said: “He could not be less welcome.” One resident, who served in the Navy during the Gulf War, said: “The fact that he is in my country, let alone around my neighbourhood, makes me mad. We are losing men in Afghanistan and now this man is allowed to live here.” Qatada arrived at the house in London on Tuesday after a court granted him bail. He is...
  • Terrorise the non-believers, orders 'Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe' after he is freed on bail

    06/19/2008 10:28:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 141+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th June 2008 | Stephen Wright
    Suspected Al Qaeda leader Abu Qatada is celebrating his release from prison with the release of a book in which he urges Muslims to commit terrorist attacks in the West. In the 71-page tract, published in English translation on the internet, he repeatedly claims that fighting jihad, holy war, is obligatory for all Muslims and urges them to 'terrorise' non-believers. Security sources say his clear incitement to violence makes a mockery of the decision to set him free. The preacher of hate, who has been described as Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, was released on bail from Long...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours'

    06/17/2008 3:47:24 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 74+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 17 June 2008 | <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span style="font-family: Verdana
    Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours'   Radical cleric Abu Qatada (aka Omar Mohammed Othman), described as "Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe," is to be released in the next 24 hours.    Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a "truly dangerous individual" who was "heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa'eda."    He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for conspiracy to carry out bomb...
  • Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours' [Osama bin Laden's right hand man..]

    06/17/2008 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 59+ views
    Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours' By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last updated: 4:18 PM BST 17/06/2008 Radical cleric Abu Qatada, described as "Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe," is to be released in the next 24 hours. Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a "truly dangerous individual" who was "heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa'eda." He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,313 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Osama bin Laden's 'right-hand man' Abu Qatada wins bail fight

    05/08/2008 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies · 70+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | May 8, 2008 | Sean O'Neill and Richard Ford
    An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as "Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador in Europe" must be released on bail, a judge ruled today. Abu Qatada, 48, who won his legal fight against deportation to Jordan last month, will be freed from prison under strict bail conditions amounting to 22-hour house arrest despite the fact that he is still deemed to be a threat to national security. The cleric applied to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) for bail on the grounds that it was inhumane to detain him indefinitely if there was no prospect of his being deported. The order to...
  • Teacher accuses Islamic school of racism (Britain's national suicide)

    04/15/2008 12:48:37 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies · 109+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | April 15, 2008 | Alexandra Frean,
    A former teacher at an Islamic school, who alleged that it taught an offensive and racist view of non-Muslims, has been awarded £70,000 by an employment tribunal after winning his case for unfair dismissal. Colin Cook told the tribunal in Watford that pupils were taught from Arabic books that likened Jews and Christians to “monkeys” and “pigs” at The King Fahad Academy, which is funded and run by the Saudi Arabian Government. The tribunal ruled that Mr Cook, a British Muslim, was unfairly dismissed from his £36,000-a-year post at the school in Acton, West London, in December 2006 after blowing...
  • Bin Laden's 'right-hand man' set for life on British benefits after judges rule

    04/09/2008 2:03:38 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 198+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th April 2008
    Bin Laden's 'right-hand man' set for life on British benefits after judges rule deportation would breach his human rights Terror suspect Abu Qatada cannot be deported to Jordan because he risks not getting a fair trial, judges ruled today. They overturned a decision by a special panel last year that the extremist cleric, who is known as Osama bin Laden's “right-hand man” in Europe, could be sent to his home country. The Home Office may even have to free Qatada if the Law Lords and European judges uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal and he cannot be brought...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • Claim: Radical al-Qaida sheik to be freed for BBC reporter ( Abu Qatada )

    07/11/2007 10:36:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,336+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    Extremist cleric's release from UK prison to come 6 months after hostage's release. In exchange for the release of BBC reporter Alan Johnston, Britain told the Hamas terror group through mediators it would free from jail an extremist sheik accused of serving as al-Qaida's spiritual adviser in Europe, Palestinian sources involved in the negotiations claimed to WND. The sheik, Abu Qatada, is accused among other things of advising 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and attempted shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Qatada's sermons were found among the possessions of 9/11 operational leader Mohamed Atta. The Palestinian sources involved in the Johnston negotiations claimed the...
  • Terrorist ten are set free (Great Britain's Human Rights Act blamed for release of terrorists)

    03/11/2005 11:20:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 612+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 11, 2005 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
    Terrorist ten are set free Danger ... Abu Qatada         By GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON Deputy Political EditorTHE Human Rights Act was blamed last night for the release of ten “highly dangerous” terror suspects. Abu Qatada — Osama Bin Laden’s top European lieutenant — will be freed with the others by tonight. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair warned that the men’s release was “a grave threat” to national security. But Home Secretary Charles Clarke is powerless to keep them caged — thanks to the Human Rights Act. Law Lords ruled last year that Britain’s detention of terror...
  • 'You have to kill in the name of Allah until you are killed'

    01/26/2002 4:55:18 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 657+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 01/27/2002 | Jason Burke
    An underground film showing the slaughter of Algerian soldiers is being used as a recruitment tool for British Islamic radicals The trail runs from a wet corner of a west London street to the dusty mountains of eastern Algeria, from a garage on the Thames to the Mediterranean, from a mosque off north London's Seven Sisters Road to Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan. In one direction the trail is a conduit for volunteers and money - both heading for Islamist rebels fighting a brutal war against Algeria's government. In the other direction flow political refugees, communiqués boasting of ...
  • Germany Releases Iraqi Suspected of Belonging to Islamic Terrorist Cell

    08/06/2002 8:27:25 PM PDT · by John W · 9 replies · 273+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | Aug 6, 2002 | The Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) - A German court Tuesday ordered the release of an Iraqi man suspected of belonging to an Islamic terrorist cell planning attacks in Germany. Thaer M., 28, was released after the Federal Court of Justice lifted an arrest warrant, attorney Andreas Schwarzer said in a statement. He did not provide further details. The court confirmed the warrant was lifted. Four of the 13 other men detained at the same time were freed shortly after being picked up for lack of evidence. Federal prosecutors were not immediately available for comment. It was unclear whether any other suspects were released...
  • 'Bin Laden ambassador' seized in London

    10/24/2002 4:47:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 264+ views
    Ananova ^ | October 24 2002
    British police are reported to be holding an Islamic radical described as Osama bin Laden's ambassador in Europe. Abu Qatada is said to have been seized in an armed raid at a London council house. The cleric is accused by police in eight countries of being a key figure in bin Laden's al Qaida network. He is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south east London, according to The Times. Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced that a suspected terrorist is being held, but refused to identify any further details. Home Office officials are refusing to confirm or deny claims...
  • Radical cleric 'inspired September 11 hijacker'

    05/21/2003 3:08:49 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Times ^ | May 21, 2003 | Christopher Walker
    Radical cleric 'inspired September 11 hijacker' By Christopher Walker THE radical cleric Abu Qatada was named by the Government yesterday as the most dangerous Islamic preacher in Britain. Abu Qatada, who has been described as Osama bin Laden’s spiritual ambassador in Europe, was also “an inspiration” for terrorists, including the lead hijacker behind the September 11 attacks on the United States. The claim was contained in evidence revealed in the appeal by three foreign terrorist suspects against their detention without charge or trial under the Anti- Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. In a weighty dossier submitted to the Special...
  • Dropping the ball in Old Blighty

    03/07/2002 11:46:01 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2002 | Debra Saunders
    <p>In November, Spain indicted eight men connected to the al Qaeda terrorist network. Judge Baltasar Garzon said the men were "directly linked to the preparation and the carrying out of the attacks perpetrated by suicide pilots on September 11." The indictment described one Abu Qutadah of London as "the supreme leader at the European level of the mujahideen."</p>
  • WSJ: Europe Toughens Up - How do you say "Patriot Act" in Italian and German?

    08/15/2005 5:36:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 539+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | August 15, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Worries of an imminent attack are particularly acute in Italy. A recent poll by the daily Corriere della Sera found that more than 80% of Italians believe that terrorists could strike within months. Since the London attacks, Rome has granted to the military search powers that previously were reserved for police. It has broadened law enforcement's scope by doubling, to 24 hours, the amount of time suspects can be detained and by making telephone and Internet records more accessible to investigators, among other measures. Police will spend more time carrying out raids against terror suspects--authorities made 200-plus raids in one...
  • Britain's release of insurgent scares Algerians, MI5 agent(HUMAN RIGHTS grp gets AQ-Terrorist rlsed)

    02/07/2005 12:15:42 PM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 9 replies · 363+ views
    World Tribune ^ | February 7, 2005
    Britain's release of insurgent scares Algerians, MI5 agent Monday, February 7, 2005 Britain's plans to release a leading Islamic insurgent with ties to Al Qaida after a court ruled anti-terror laws violated human rights.http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/05/front2453408.311111111.html Algerian officials said the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to free Abu Qatada after nearly four years in prison. Abu Qatada is regarded as being aligned with Al Qaida. Officials said Abu Qatada was suspected of being Osama Bin Laden's envoy in Britain during the 1990s. The planned release of Abu Qatada has alarmed Algerians in Britain as well as in Europe. This has...
  • London al Qaeda link

    03/15/2004 6:23:32 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 241+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 3-15-2004 | Patrick Sawer and Hugh Dougherty
    London al Qaeda link By Patrick Sawer and Hugh Dougherty, Evening Standard 15 March 2004 A London man is to be questioned over suspicions that he played a key role in the Madrid bombings. Abu Qatada is described as Osama bin Laden's "ambassador" in Europe and is regarded as one of the most dangerous Islamic terrorist leaders being held in Britain. He is said to be connected to one of the men held over the Spanish train bombings which left 200 dead. Anti-terror police will quiz the cleric, who is being held at Belmarsh prison, about his links with that...
  • Canadian man called key in Iraq terror cell: Iraq terror cell links Al Qaeda, Saddam

    02/26/2003 9:05:58 AM PST · by Wallaby · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    Toronto Star | February 26, 2003 | Sandro Contenta
    <p>Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion.</p> <p>A former Canadian resident is a key commander and ideologue with Ansar al-Islam, a group the United States considers to be the terrorist link between Al Qaeda and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, says a captured Ansar member.</p> <p>Ali and another Ansar prisoner interviewed by the Star, 20-year-old Didar Khaled Khedr, said two former Iraqi intelligence agents are among Ansar's leaders - Abu Zurbeh and Abu Wahil.</p>
  • We Ignore "Trinity of Terror" at Our Peril

    12/26/2002 9:17:09 AM PST · by Conservative News Hound · 6 replies · 655+ views
    DefenseWatch ^ | 12-24-2002 | Tom Knowlton
    We Ignore 'Trinity of Terror' at Our Peril By Tom Knowlton While we have brought the full weight of American military might against the operational forces of Islamic terrorism, the spiritual architects of Islamic extremism continue unimpeded to recruit, train and finance a new generation of terrorists. The most egregious of these "spiritual leaders" are the infamous "Trinity of Terror" residing in London, England; Abu Qatada, Omar Bakri Muhammad, and Abu Hamza al-Masri. Abu Qatada, a Palestinian refuge living in London, has been linked to the planning and funding of terrorism in Jordan, France, Spain and Italy. European counter-terrorism and...
  • Top Osama man seized

    10/24/2002 7:00:24 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 35 replies · 266+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 10/25/2002 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE and NIC CECIL
    Qatada ... went on run in people carrier ARMED anti-terror detectives have arrested the man described as Osama bin Laden’s “ambassador to Europe”. Hardline cleric Abu Qatada was seized in a raid on a London flat.The 42-year-old has been accused by eight countries of being a pivotal figure in the al-Qa’ida network. He was also dubbed “Britain’s most wanted man” following the September 11 strikes.But last month French security accused MI5 of “hiding” Qatada and his family in a safe house in northern England.He had not been seen for ten months since he went on the run from his...
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...
  • Al Qaeda Figure Hidden by U.K. Intelligence-Report

    07/08/2002 12:17:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters | 7/07/02
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda figure believed to control European operatives is being held in a safe house by British intelligence, Time magazine reported on Sunday, quoting unnamed European intelligence officials.Abu Qatada, sought by Jordan for terror-related crimes, has been missing since mid-December after British authorities confiscated his passport, froze his assets and ordered him confined to his London home, Time said in its latest edition.But, according to Time sources Qatada, who they say is described by some justice officials as the spiritual leader and possible puppet master of al Qaeda's European networks, is being kept...