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  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • Mystical marks in virgin forest explained

    07/04/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies
    Science Nordic (?!?) ^ | June 27, 2012 | Nina Kristiansen
    During a recent mapping of the rare virgin forest in and around the Øvre Dividalen National Park in Troms, Norway, scientists noticed some scars reappearing on the trees. Many trees had some of their bark cut away on one side, leaving marks that were hard to explain. Arve Elvebakk of the University of TromsØ (UiT) headed the study. He worked together with Andreas Kirchhefer, an expert in dating old trees by tree-ring analysis. He had already used ancient pines to chart weather and climate conditions. Could the cuts in the bark have been left by settlers who started farms in...
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies
    ChicagoBreakingNews.com ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling

    03/31/2010 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 223+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | March 30, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 30, 2010 Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling WASHINGTON - Samuel Abrahaley Fessahazion, 23, an Eritrean national, has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle illegal aliens to the United States for private financial gain, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP). Fessahazion, aka "Sami," aka "Sammy," aka "Alex" and aka "Alex Williams" pleaded guilty on March 29, 2010, in Houston to one count of conspiracy and two counts of encouraging and inducing aliens to come to, enter or reside in the United...
  • Before the Fall of the Reindeer People

    12/21/2009 8:32:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 95 replies · 2,487+ views
    Environmental Graffiti ^ | 13 Dec 2009 | EG
    A Sami (Lapp) family in Norway around 1900Photo: Library of CongressIn the freezing far northern reaches of Europe live an indigenous, semi-nomadic people of fishermen, fur trappers and reindeer herders. Like a thin but stubborn sheet of ice, these people have inhabited Sápmi, a large but sparsely populated area covering parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula for thousands of years. They remained closely tied to nature throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as their clothes, dwellings and other trappings of culture bear witness – here beautifully frozen in film. These people are the Sámi.Sami family in...
  • Saami not descended from Swedish Hunter-Gathers

    09/28/2009 8:11:25 PM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,322+ views
    Science blogs ^ | 24 Sep 2009 | Razib Khan
    A few weeks ago I posted on a paper, Genetic Discontinuity Between Local Hunter-Gatherers and Central Europe's First Farmers.Another one is out in the same vein, Ancient DNA Reveals Lack of Continuity between Neolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Contemporary Scandinavians: The driving force behind the transition from a foraging to a farming lifestyle in prehistoric Europe (Neolithization) has been debated for more than a century...Of particular interest is whether population replacement or cultural exchange was responsible...Scandinavia holds a unique place in this debate, for it maintained one of the last major hunter-gatherer complexes in Neolithic Europe, the Pitted Ware culture...Intriguingly, these late...
  • Reindeer Catastrophe Overshadows Sami National Day (Snow)

    02/11/2008 3:32:14 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 258+ views
    The Local ^ | 2-5-2008
    Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day Published: 5 Feb 08 15:22 CET Online: http://www.thelocal.se/9886/ The Sami people of northern Sweden celebrate their national day on February 6th and Lappland is a hive of activity getting ready for the party of the year. Reindeer shoes are being made, handicrafts sculpted and party frocks designed and sewn up. Jokkmokk's yearly market sets the pulses racing among Sami youth and high schools and colleges get their traditional goods ready to sell to the hordes of brethren and tourists that will descend on the town from near and far. "For some it is a...
  • Where Do The Finns Come From?

    09/26/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT · by blam · 100 replies · 2,636+ views
    Sydaby ^ | Christian Carpelan
    WHERE DO FINNS COME FROM? Not long ago, cytogenetic experts stirred up a controversy with their "ground-breaking" findings on the origins of the Finnish and Sami peoples. Cytogenetics is by no means a new tool in bioanthropological research, however. As early as the 1960s and '70s, Finnish researchers made the significant discovery that one quarter of the Finns' genetic stock is Siberian, and three quarters is European in origin. The Samis, however, are of different genetic stock: a mixture of distinctly western, but also eastern elements. If we examine the genetic links between the peoples of Europe, the Samis form...
  • Russia's Sami Fight For Their Lives

    07/24/2007 3:11:20 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 672+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-21-2007 | Jorn Madslien
    Russia's Sami fight for their lives By Jorn Madslien BBC News, Lovozero, Russia Bored youths kick a football against a grey concrete wall. A husky dog languishes in the quiet street. In this town, where many would struggle to pay for a bus ticket, there are hardly any cars. Most Sami have been forced to quit their nomadic lives "The last villagers came to Lovozero in 1968," says Nina Afanasyeva. "But there were no jobs for them." These days, some make traditional garments and souvenirs for the occasional tourist. And the Tundra reindeer farm cooperative provides some 300 jobs. Yet...
  • Archaeological sensation in Oestfold [ Inca remains from 11th c Norway? ]

    06/26/2007 11:34:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies · 1,285+ views
    Norway Post ^ | Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | Rolleiv Solholm (NRK)
    Norwegian arhaeologists are puzzled by a find which indicates an Inca Indian died and was buried in the Oestfold city of Sarpsborg 1000 years ago. The remains of two elderly men and a baby were discovered during work in a garden, and one of the skulls indicates that the man was an Inca Indian. There is a genetic flaw in the neck, which is believed to be limited to the Incas in Peru, says archaeologist Mona Beate Buckholm. The Norway Post suggests that maybe the Vikings travelled even more widely than hitherto believed? Why could not the Viking settlers in...
  • American Family Vacation in Kiruna Sweden - North of the Arctic Circle March 2006

    05/23/2006 9:56:10 AM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 21 replies · 25,223+ views
    Personal letters home to US friends and family | 5/23/2006 | schwing_wifey
    At the end of March, Admiral Peary , Frosty , and myself flew up to Kiruna, Sweden, the home of the famous Ice Hotel, the world largest deep mine, and the area known as Lapland. It was an hour and 20 minute flight from Stockholm and took us inside the Arctic Circle. We were as far north as the Brooks Range in Alaska. Now Kiruna Airport, what can I say but its a riot. It has one arrival lounge and one departure lounge, and had one plane (ours) at it. They rolled up steps and unloaded people from the front...
  • 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...
  • Major Terror Plot Against US Ignored By US Media

    01/13/2006 12:31:08 AM PST · by tgambill · 23 replies · 2,630+ views
    The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely reported outside the U.S., but went virtually unreported in the American media. Italian authorities recently announced that they had used wiretaps to uncover the conspiracy to conduct a series of major attacks inside the U.S. Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and...
  • Clergyman to perform exorcism (Norway)

    01/12/2006 7:38:42 AM PST · by Kurt_Hectic · 5 replies · 225+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 12 Jan 2006, 10:54 | (Aftenposten English Web Desk/NTB)
    Karasjok health center in northern Norway has asked the local minister to help drive out evil spirits from a care residence in the town. The minister has accepted the assignment, newspaper VG reports. The elderly resident says his home is haunted, as did the previous occupant of the residence. The night watchmen at the Karasjok health center also report that they feel uneasy in the apartment, where doors slam and objects fall off shelves. The center has now asked minister Arild Hellesøy to bless the room in the hope of establishing calm, and he met with officials on Thursday to...
  • Al-Reuters hits a new low: Post-9/11, US Muslim charities fear work is at risk

    12/12/2005 10:21:31 PM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 209+ views
    CAGE ^ | 12.13.2005 | Reuters
    dolphin says: But... but... he was only sponsoring the Islamic Jihad!.. A truly shocking, unbelievable piece that will long be revered as an epitome of whitewashing in the history of journalism. Al-Reuters, without a hint of shame, attempts to portray the apparent sponsor of terrorism, who barely escaped conviction, as a simple peaceful man who is only trying to help his fellow Muslims in the Palestinian Authority.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a country seared by the September 11 attacks, Muslim American charities and donors say they live in constant fear of frozen funds, indictments and even closure, regardless of whether they...
  • Sami Al-Arian not guilty on 8 of 17 counts

    12/06/2005 12:40:23 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 220 replies · 10,034+ views
    me/breaking
    There it is. Turn on the news it should be on right about now. His co-conspirators too.
  • Prof gives no defense at Florida trial (Sami Al-Arian)

    10/27/2005 9:59:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 588+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | Mitch Stacy - ap
    TAMPA, Fla. - An attorney defending a fired college professor against federal charges of aiding Palestinian terrorists rested his case Thursday without calling a single witness to refute nearly five months of prosecution testimony. Defense attorney William Moffitt called the prosecution an "all-out assault on the First Amendment" and the right to free speech, and then rested his case for Sami Al-Arian. Attorneys for three co-defendants began presenting their cases, which could take weeks more. Because the trial was continuing, neither side was immediately available for comment. Al-Arian, 47, who was fired from the University of South Florida, and his...
  • Former professor denied terror ties

    08/31/2005 7:13:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 460+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/05 | ap - Tampa
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A fired university professor accused of supporting terrorists denied ties to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in a filmed 1994 interview, which was played at his trial Wednesday. During the interview for a PBS documentary on Middle East terror groups operating in the United States, Sami Al-Arian was asked if he had ties to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. "There was never an affiliation," he replied. Prosecutors have presented intercepted phone calls and letters and played videotaped speeches that they say show Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida professor, was the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's top official in...
  • Jihad in South Florida

    08/25/2005 10:19:38 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 10 replies · 655+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 25, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    In a trial with more important national security implications than any since the Rosenbergs’, Sami Al-Arian now begins his third month in the dock. The defense claims that Al-Arian is a peaceful Muslim with unpopular political views. But according to prosecutors, while Al-Arian was a professor at the University of South Florida, and Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times was affectionately characterizing him as a “rumpled academic with a salt-and-pepper beard,” he was actually the head of the American wing of the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), held a key position in the group’s worldwide leadership, and even...
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • Coddling a Terrorist Costs Votes

    10/19/2004 10:09:53 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 524+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 19, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    What is the issue the Palm Beach Post calls "almost the only topic" and the one that is "playing a pivotal" role in Florida's battle for the American Senate? It's not health care, taxes, education, the economy, or even Iraq. Rather, the two principal candidates are engaged in a ferocious argument over Sami Al-Arian, an accused Islamist terrorist. Their battle teaches lessons for the future.Mr. Al-Arian, a Palestinian immigrant, was a professor of engineering at the University of South Florida when in 1994, investigative journalist Steven Emerson aired a documentary establishing that, as president of the Islamic Committee for Palestine,...
  • (SHORT VIDEO)Dr. Sami Al-Arian giving a Nazi-like propaganda speech.

    03/07/2003 4:13:36 AM PST · by dennisw · 303+ views
    from fbi and john loftus ^ | march 2003 | sami
     Dr. Sami Al-Arian giving a Nazi-like propaganda speech in which he likens Jews to "monkeys and pigs" and concludes with "Death to Israel! Revolution! Let's roll into Jerusalem" (2:08)Video is Real Player. You will hear Sami repeatedly say "Yahud" which means Jew.  Sami is in full rant mode, face contorted like a West Bank Mullah.   From honorable John Loftus' websitehttp://www.john-loftus.com/video_clips.asphttp://www.john-loftus.com/default.asp 
  • Excerpts from Indictment Against Sami Al-Arian

    02/20/2003 5:09:16 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 11 replies · 260+ views
    AP ^ | 2/20/03 | AP
    Excerpts from Thursday's federal indictment against University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian: - There existed a PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) manifesto, entitled, "Manifesto of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine," which described the goals and principles of PIJ, along with its command and organizational structure. ... The "Manifesto" rejected "any peaceful solution to the Palestinian cause, and the affirmation of the Jihad solution and the martyrdom style as the only choice for liberation." The PIJ "Manifesto" indicated that the only purpose of the PIJ was to destroy Israel and to end all Western influence (of the "Great Satan-America") in the...
  • ARE YOU STILL SHOCKED, SAMI? (liberal academics are still stupid!!)

    07/08/2002 4:23:35 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 12 replies · 484+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/8/02 | Diana West
    Two updates in the story of Sami Al-Arian. Remember him? He's the University of South Florida computer science professor who helped gain an entry visa and a USF position for Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, a man who later returned to the Middle East to head up Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian's life changed after a September appearance on the "O'Reilly Factor," possibly because of his tepid performance professing to be shocked, shocked, when told about Shallah's work with Islamic Jihad. Or maybe it was the reference to another Al-Arian performance -- this one, no doubt, more convincing -- in which he declared, "Jihad...