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  • SADDAM AIDES LEAD INSURGENCY AS ISLAMISTS

    11/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 688+ views
    LONDON [MENL] -- Aides of deposed President Saddam Hussein, under the guise of Al Qaida fighters, have been leading the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Islamic sources said many of the Al Qaida-aligned cells that have appeared over the last two years stemmed from units in the Saddam military. The sources said Baathist operatives have adopted Islamic identities to exploit support among Muslims for Al Qaida. The Baathist strategy was formed during Saddam's rule, the sources said. They pointed to the "Return to Faith Campaign" directed by then-Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri, which sought to curry...
  • Member of Congress berates Obama for consulting Congress on Syria

    09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Bogie · 45 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/31/member-of-congress-berates-obama-for-consulting-congress-on-syria/
  • A Deadly Gamble: Egypt’s Salafists May Now Regret Support for the Military

    08/20/2013 4:31:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A month ago, the Nour Party, the largest political group to emerge from the ultraconservative Salafist movement, was seen as Egypt’s kingmaker when it dramatically joined the military-led ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. They then proceeded to shape the interim government, vetoing a nominee for Prime Minister in the first week after Morsi was removed from power.
  • Al-Zawahiri calls for “victims and sacrifices”

    07/07/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    dailynewsegypt.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Nouran El-Behairy
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commented on the current events in Egypt in a video released online, in which he criticised Islamists for losing power and not uniting to implement Sharia. “The battle isn’t over, it has just started…the Islamic nation should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the corrupt authority governing Egypt,” Al-Zawahiri said. He said that the struggle in Egypt was clear, claiming that secular groups united with the church and empowered by “Mubarak’s armed forces” supported by the West waged a battle against Islamist forces in Egypt that strove to implement...
  • Saudi Arabia: Women Banned from Switching on 'Immoral' Air Condtioning [sic] by Islamic Cleric

    05/17/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    IBTimes ^ | May 16, 2013
    A man identified on Twitter as Abul Ala and claiming to be a Salafist-Wahhabist cleric, has decreed women should not turn on air conditioners or coolers at home, in the absence of their husbands... "turning on the cooler ventilator is prohibited for women in the absence of their husbands" because "the woman's act is very dangerous, and may bring about immorality in the society. When she turns the cooler on, someone may notice her presence home, and this might bring about immorality". ... In April, a Salafist cleric called Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni posted a YouTube video claiming the rape of...
  • IAF kills senior Salafist terrorist in Gaza strike

    04/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/13 | staff
    An IAF aircraft on Gaza Tuesday morning assassinated a senior Salafist terror activist who was reportedly behind an April 17 rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. The IDF and Shin Bet security service confirmed that they had targeted Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. The attack marked the first “targeted strike” on a Gaza terror figure by Israel since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and came amid a renewal of sporadic rocket fire into Israel that seemed to show the deterrent effect of November’s operation was eroding.
  • Murder Plot: Germany Cracks Down on Salafists ( TROP )

    03/14/2013 10:04:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 14, 2013
    Islamist extremist in Germany are under scrutiny once again after raids on members of Salafist groups coincided on Wednesday with the foiling of a suspected murder plot by individuals linked to the movement. One senior politician wants to make it easier to deport radicals. Following police raids of Salafist groups on Wednesday in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, in addition to the foiling of an apparent Salafist plot to attack senior members of the regional, right-wing populist party Pro-NRW, German conservatives are demanding further action against the Islamist extremists. ... The call came a day after police arrested four...
  • Egypt unleashes Islamic morality police force

    03/03/2013 1:32:34 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    D G ^ | Mar 3, 2013 | Katerina Nikolas
    Islamic Cleric Hisham el-Ashri, founder of Egypt's newly launched Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice ... the Salafist morality enforcers will carry canes to beat violaters. According to Bikya News they will be provided with electric tasers at some point in the future. Following his recent return from the U.S. el-Ashri gave a television interview during which he declared: "It is the dream of my life to wage war against Israel." He also stated: "There is no such thing as a Christian religion."
  • Egyptian Salafi Cleric Mahmoud Shaaban Calls to Kill National Salvation Front

    02/09/2013 11:30:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/2/13 | Mahmoud Shaaban
    In brief: Kill the opposition. Allah commands it.
  • Egyptian Islamist MP caught in ‘indecent act’ with teenage {veiled} girl

    10/31/2012 1:15:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | June 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Hundreds of supporters of Islamist MP Ali Wanis (2nd left) marched on Friday in the city of Banha to show support for him. (Photo courtesy of al-Youm al-Sabea) Egypt’s prosecutor summoned an Islamist MP for questioning after he was caught performing an "indecent act" with a teenage girl, an Egyptian daily reported late Friday citing an unnamed security official. “The normal legal procedure in this case is to send the prosecutor’s order to the People’s Assembly [Egypt’s lower house of parliament] on Saturday, so as to lift up the parliamentary immunity from the MP,” the source was quoted as...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • 'Pious' Salafist Caught Red-Handed in Sex Scandal

    06/14/2012 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Radical Islam ^ | 14/6/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Sheikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party—the Salafi party which preaches a return to Islam's earliest practices based on Muhammad's practices—was recently caught in a "compromising position" with a female other than his legal spouse(s). According to official reports, police found a parked car on a dark, farm road, and went to investigate it. They found a man, with the Salafi trademark beard, in an "indecent position" with a "young girl," who later was reported 19-years-old. First, the Salafi MP told police that she was his fiancé; later he claimed the teenage girl...
  • Salafist Organization Banned in Germany

    06/14/2012 4:34:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06/14/2012 | CGH
    Major Police Raids Salafist Organization Banned in Germany Some 1,000 German police in seven states raided facilities belonging to ultra-conservative Salafist organizations on Thursday, as the Interior Ministry announced that one such group has been banned. Authorities are concerned about the growing numbers of violence-prone Salafists in the country. For weeks, German officials have focused a significant amount of attention on the country's Salafists, members of a fundamentalist strain of Islam who are suspected of having close ties to Islamist extremists. On Thursday, they made their move, raiding Salafist facilities in seven German states and banning one of the most...
  • Radical Muslims threaten journalists in Germany over mass distribution of Korans

    04/12/2012 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 10 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 12 April 2012 | Cathcon
    Now German journalists critical of Islamists are in the cross hairs: In a video on YouTube radical Mulsims showed private photos of an employee of the "Frankfurter Rundschau" - accompanied by threats against the "apes and pigs" who published "mendacious" reports. Research by the newspaper "Die Welt" revealed that the film was created by a group associated with the Salafists, who presently are distributing 25 million Korans in German. The initiative began on Saturday in several towns. The day before the video was posted online. In Berlin, as far as we are aware, no Korans have yet been distributed.
  • Naked Images of Pharoahs are Heresy, says Salafist Leader (Prelude to Destroy Egyptian Artifacts?)

    01/12/2012 5:53:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Ahram Online
    Naked images of Pharoahs are heresy, says Salafist leader Abdel Moneim El-Shahat uses TV appearance to condemn Egypt's Pharaonic heritage, reiterates criticism of Naguib Mahfouz and Alaa Al-Aswany The newly discovered tomb that belonged to Rudj-ka, a priest who headed the mortuary cult of the pharaoh Khafre, at the site of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo (Photo: AP) Images of naked Pharaohs on Egypt’s temples are tantamount to heresy, prominent Salafist Abdel Moneim El-Shahat said on Wednesday. El-Shahat, who failed to win an independent seat for the Nour Party in recent parliamentary elections, had previously called Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage “rotten.”...
  • The Salafist party's plan for the Pyramids? Cover them in wax

    12/27/2011 7:06:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/2011 | By MICHAEL BURLEIGH
    The pyramids at Giza are the most stunning sight I have ever seen. True, their lonely eminence is threatened by Cairo's unlicensed building sprawl, with half completed houses inching their way towards them. Surveying them at night as the calls to prayer multiplied into a thunder of sound from central Cairo already told me a few years back what was coming. For now members of the Nour (The Light) Salafist party, which won 20 per cent of the vote in recent elections, are talking about putting an end to the 'idolatry' represented by the pyramids. This means destruction - along...
  • Christians worry Egypt being hijacked by Islamists

    05/27/2011 9:13:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27, 2011 | Sami Aboudi
    Those who camped out in Tahrir Square side by side with Muslims to call for national renewal now fear their struggle is being hijacked by ultra-conservative Salafist Islamists with no one to stop them. "We did not risk our lives to bring Mubarak down in order to have him replaced by Salafists,"... Sectarian tensions are not new to Egypt, where Christians make up around 10 percent of the population of 80 million. But the frequency and intensity of clashes have increased since Mubarak's overthrow. ... Christians say no one has been tried yet for the burning of a church in...
  • France's War with Jihadis

    10/16/2008 7:15:07 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 1 replies · 285+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | October 16, 2008 | Dr. Walid Phares
    France's war with the jihadis is more intense than most Americans or even most Europeans would imagine. With French troops engaging the Taliban in Afghanistan often coming under attack, jihadist cells have started targeting France as well as French presence in the Sahel, the north African Sahara. In a recent interview with Parisian daily Le Figaro, French Interior Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, provided significant revelations. During a recent lecture tour of Europe I had the opportunity to meet with French defense and counterterrorism officials as well as with legislators, particularly members of the French National Assembly serving on the Afghanistan's committee....
  • Hezbollah & Sudan's Salafi Regime Converge

    09/16/2008 10:47:11 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 1 replies · 169+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | September 16, 2008 | Dr. Walid Phares
    The convergence between Jihadi Khomeinists and Jihadi Salafists seems to be developing as strategists and terrorism analysts are debating the near future of the global jihadi movement. Moving fast to reach out to the Islamist regime in Khartoum, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization openly declared its backing of Omar Bashir's government as the latter in turn solidified its alliance with Hezbollah. This development, which surfaced as of the end of July, comes in parallel of an attempt by the Khomeinist-inspired organization to sign a collaboration agreement with Salafist factions in Beirut a few weeks ago. But the Hezbollah-Sudan exchange of declarations...
  • The Sayyid Qutb Reader

    09/11/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 8 replies · 990+ views
    Routledge Publishing ^ | Aug., 2008 | Albert Bergesen, ed.
    The Sayyid Qutb Reader Selected Writings on Politics, Religion, and Society Edited by Albert J. Bergesen Routledge, 2008 0415954258 (paperback; $34.95) 041595424X (hardback; $135.00) Preface It has been said that perhaps no writer has occupied so central a place within the universe of political Islam in the second half of the twentieth century as Egypt's Sayyid Qutb, and if one wants to understand the mind of radical Muslims, one needs to know what they read, or have read, and they read Sayyid Qutb. In general, his work has been divided into three periods. The earliest (1920-1947) centers on more literary...
  • Al-Qaeda 'issues France threat'

    09/14/2006 4:40:20 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 73 replies · 1,860+ views
    bbc ^ | Thursday, 14 September 2006, 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK
    Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has claimed that a radical Algerian Islamist group had joined al-Qaeda and is being urged to punish France, it has emerged. Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared a video on a website on the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks. In the tape, he issued a warning of new attacks targeting Israel and the Gulf. Although France's government opposed the US-led war in Iraq, French officials believe the country is still a target for Islamist militants. In the video, Zawahiri says: "Osama Bin Laden has told me to announce to Muslims that the GSPC [the Salafist Group for Preaching...
  • France and Italy detain suspects (Algerians)

    04/19/2006 2:09:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 202+ views
    BBC ^ | 19 April 2006
    French and Italian police are reported to have arrested at least 10 people in a joint anti-terrorism operation. The suspects, who are mainly Algerian, were detained during raids in Naples, Milan and Marseille. Reports say police are investigating groups believed to be helping fund Islamic terrorism. The suspects are thought to have links to the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat - an armed splinter organisation operating mainly in eastern Algeria.
  • ITALY: ALGERIAN SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY PLANNED TO KILL 10,000

    11/18/2005 12:13:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 15 replies · 2,298+ views
    adnkronosInternational ^ | November 18, 2005 | AKI
    Brescia and Naples, 18 Nov. (AKI) - The three Algerians detained on Tuesday in the Italian cities of Brescia and Naples were planning a massive terror attack - "on a ship as big as the Titanic, packed with explosives" - that aimed to kill "at least 10,000 people", as well as an attack on "Italian citizens and interests" in Tunisia, according phone conversations between the three men, which Italian anti-terror police say they intercepted after al-Qaeda's deadly 7 July attacks on London and on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. In their tapped phone conversations, Yamine Bouhrama, Mohamed...
  • Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes (Algerians in Italy planned multiple U.S. strikes)

    12/23/2005 11:26:15 AM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 1,038+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 22, 2005
    Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes 23/12/2005 20:13  - (SA)   Related Articles Pullout 'will lead to attacks' US at risk for more attacks US had 'bomber' in their hands Why is Osama so quiet?    Rome - Three Algerians arrested in an anti-terrorist operation in southern Italy are suspected of being linked to a planned new series of attacks in the United States, interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu said Friday. The attacks would have targeted ships, stadiums or railway stations in a bid to outdo the September 11 2001 strikes by al-Qaeda in New York and Washington which killed about 2 700 people, Pisanu...
  • Italy holds three terror suspects

    11/16/2005 5:45:12 PM PST · by csvset · 2 replies · 325+ views
    BBC Website ^ | 16 nov 2005 | BBC
    Italy holds three terror suspects Three Algerians have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. The men were detained in Naples and Brescia, and were "potentially operative", police said. They had contacts with Algeria's Salafist movement, which is believed to have links to al-Qaeda, police added. Italy has moved before against suspected Islamic extremists, arresting an imam and five other men in June who were suspected of Salafist connections.
  • U.S. Completes Anti-terror Training (North + West African Troops Ready to Fight al Qaeda)

    06/30/2005 1:13:33 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 513+ views
    IslamicAwakening,Com ^ | Thursday, June 30, 2005 | AP via CNN
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.S. military has wrapped up exercises aimed at getting north and west African troops ready to fight al Qaeda-linked terrorists and making sure the militants don't get a toehold in a region of porous borders and weak states. U.S. commanders said Thursday they hope the exercise was only the beginning of a long-term relationship. Starting June 6, 700 U.S. troops ran about 2,100 soldiers from nine North and West African nations through counterterrorism exercises including mock patrols, target practice -- even airborne parachute drills that sent hundreds of African soldiers drifting from U.S. C-130 transport...
  • [Saudi Arabia] Kingdom Issues New List of Terrorists

    06/28/2005 9:20:27 PM PDT · by Wiz · 13 replies · 499+ views
    Arab News ^ | 2005 Jun 29 | Raid Qusti & Samir Al-Saadi
    RIYADH/JEDDAH, 29 June 2005 — Saudi Arabia yesterday issued a new list of 36 suspects believed to be linked to a series of terror attacks across the country, reflecting the government’s resolve to go ahead with its anti-terror campaign. In the latest response to a two-year campaign of bombings and killings by supporters of the Al-Qaeda terror network, the Interior Ministry broadcast pictures of the suspects on state television and offered hefty rewards for their capture. “Security authorities managed to uncover plans by the deviant group who used themselves as a tool to distort Islam and harm the security of...
  • Leading Al Qaida insurgents operate in Iraq

    06/27/2005 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Wiz · 19 replies · 718+ views
    ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Several commanders of the Al Qaida movement in Saudi Arabia have transferred their operations to Iraq in an effort to fight the U.S.-led coalition. Islamic sources said the movement of scores of leading Al Qaida fighters from Saudi Arabia has hampered operations against the Saudi regime. They said the Saudi members of Al Qaida have become aides and financiers of Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi in Iraq. About 3,000 to 5,000 Saudis have been fighting the U.S. military in Iraq. Over the past few months, about 200 Saudis returned to the kingdom.
  • AP Interview: Algerian insurgents active

    06/18/2005 11:27:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/18/05 | Todd Pitman- AP
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Al-Qaida-linked Algerian insurgents are becoming more active in Africa's remote, ungoverned deserts, and increased cooperation among African nations will be key to averting future terror attacks, a top U.S. general said Saturday. U.S. Maj. Gen. Thomas Csrnko said the No. 1 threat to the region was Algeria's Salafist Group for Call and Combat, an al-Qaida affiliated movement that loaded fighters onto a dozen trucks earlier this month and attacked an isolated Mauritanian army outpost near the Algerian and Mali borders. The surprise assault left 15 Mauritanian soldiers and nine Salafists dead. The attack was a clear...
  • Salafists [Islamists] said to operate in Mauritania

    06/08/2005 10:08:15 AM PDT · by Wiz · 2 replies · 296+ views
    CAIRO [MENL] -- Algeria's leading Islamic insurgency group was said to have moved operations to Mauritania. Mauritania has accused the Salafist Brigade for Combat and Call of infiltrating the North African state. Officials said the Salafists have been directed by Al Qaida to attack military bases and other critical facilities in the pro-U.S. ally. On June 4, about 150 Salafist operatives stormed a military base in northeastern Mauritania near the Algerian border. Officials said 15 soldiers and five operatives were killed and six military vehicles were stolen.
  • Spain's Garzon calls for Franco "truth commission"

    02/26/2005 7:48:48 AM PST · by kipita · 8 replies · 439+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26 February 2005 | Daniel Trotta
    MADRID, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, famous for bringing criminal cases against Latin American military regimes and al Qaeda, now says the spotlight should be turned on Spain's own dictatorial past. In an interview with Reuters, Garzon called for a "truth commission" to investigate crimes against humanity committed during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain from the end of civil war in 1939 to his death in 1975. He also warned that law enforcement must keep close watch on Islamist militant groups in Europe that are linked to Ansar al Islam, one of the...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 727 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Half of insurgents captured at Samara were Africans

    10/05/2004 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 36 replies · 1,582+ views
    Half of insurgents captured at Samara were Africans SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMTuesday, October 5, 2004 BAGHDAD – The U.S. military has established that Al Qaida-aligned insurgents from North Africa have played a leading role in the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.Officials said about half of the insurgents captured in Samara last week were nationals from Arab states in North Africa. They said an initial interrogation has determined that the insurgents arrived from such countries as Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia.U.S. officials said insurgents from such countries as Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia have been recruited for operations against the Multinational Force in...
  • US general calls for bolder action to stop 'Muslim extremism'(Abizaid)

    11/28/2004 9:06:28 AM PST · by milestogo · 20 replies · 584+ views
    US general calls for bolder action to stop 'Muslim extremism' DOHA, Nov 27: A top US general called on Friday for bolder international action to stop the "spread of Muslim extremism", suggesting curbs were needed to prevent the Internet and other media from being used by groups like Al Qaeda. "Why is it that people have the right to get on the Internet and spread this hatred and insanity without there being some curb, some law?" said Gen John Abizaid, the chief of the US Central Command. "To me if we think this is some kind of freedom of speech...
  • Tipping point of terror

    04/05/2004 9:53:02 AM PDT · by TheMole · 2 replies · 156+ views
    The Observer Magazine (in the Guardian, UK) ^ | Sunday April 4, 2004 | Andrew Hussey
    Morocco has always prided itself on being the liberal face of Islam, but that was before the men in beards took control of the big city slums. And before the suicide bombing in Madrid. Andrew Hussey reports from Casablanca on the country's slide towards fundamentalism Sunday April 4, 2004 The Observer The early evening drinkers in the Don Quichotte bar, a lowlife den near the docks of Casablanca, are a fairly relaxed bunch. Even the prostitutes are friendly and unhurried, settling in a group at the end of the bar where they smoke and chat among themselves. Although Morocco, a...
  • Algeria Kills 150 Islamic Militants (GSPC monsters burn in their caves!)

    09/28/2003 2:25:32 AM PDT · by Stultis · 43 replies · 326+ views
    Reuters & AP ^ | 27 September 2003
    REUTERS: 27 Sep 2003 10:59:07 GMTAlgerian army kills 150 Islamic rebels - report ALGIERS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Algeria's armed forces have killed 150 Islamic rebels in their most successful attack on guerrilla hideouts since the North African country plunged into violence a decade ago, a newspaper said on Saturday. A crackdown on the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) by the armed forces and state-armed militias started two weeks ago and is still going on in the province of Setif, 300 kms (190 miles) east of Algiers, the influential El Watan newspaper said, citing military sources. It said...
  • AL QAIDA QUIETLY RELOCATES TO ALGERIA

    11/26/2003 8:40:09 PM PST · by Mossad1967 · 31 replies · 267+ views
    MENL ^ | 11/27/03
    LONDON [MENL] -- Al Qaida operatives have been relocating to the southern Sahara Desert in Algeria and have prepared secret bases near the border with Mali. Western intelligence sources said the Al Qaida effort was detected in early 2003 and has been aided by the Salafist Brigade for Combat and Call. They said the Salafist leadership has provided Al Qaida with hideouts and logistics in the mountain region. "The area is ideal for Al Qaida training and command functions," an intelligence source said. "The area is isolated and is located along the border with Mali, where there is no trace...
  • Algerian Group Forging Ties With al-Qaida

    03/09/2004 9:46:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 187+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 09, 2004 at 15:10:38 PST | PAMELA SAMPSON
    PARIS (AP) - An extremist group known for deadly bombings and a brutal campaign to create an Islamic state in Algeria is moving to establish stronger ties to al-Qaida, raising fears the militants may launch terrorist attacks beyond their North African territory. The new leader of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, an armed organization whose decade-long aim has been to overthrow the Algerian government, declared allegiance to Osama bin Laden's network in the fall. At the time, it received little attention, but now authorities worry the Salafists could become a dangerous affiliate of al-Qaida, which has shown an...
  • Iraqi Islamist group threatens "holy war"

    07/28/2003 9:06:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 194+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | July 28 2003 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A hitherto unknown group of Iraqi Muslim militants has warned in a video tape aired on an Arab television channel that they will fight a "holy war" against U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration. "Bush, Rumsfeld and decision makers in the 'Black House' and in the Pentagon...we will shake the ground under your feet and we will send a fire upon you which only God can prevent," a masked man said on a tape aired on the Dubai-based Al Arabiya. The man called his group the "Salafist Jihad Group". "America -- you have declared war...
  • GLOBAL JIHAD Islamists clench missing tourists

    04/29/2003 6:02:30 PM PDT · by miltonim · 148+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 29, 2003
    GLOBAL JIHAD Islamists clench missing tourists Reports confirm Europeans believed held by Muslim militants in Algeria Reports across Europe say 31 tourists missing for two months are in the custody of Islamic militants tied to the al-Qaida terror network, confirming information reported last week by WorldNetDaily and the G2 Bulletin. Algerian police have discovered one of the vehicles used by some of the 31 tourists who vanished without a trace in the Sahara Desert, Germany's ARD radio reported. And a senior Algerian army official told the French newspaper Le Monde the trekkers are in the hands of more than a...