Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $82,605
Woo hoo!! And now less than $5.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: seattlecell

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • London imam Abu Hamza to be sentenced for U.S. terrorism conviction

    01/08/2015 10:18:43 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | 1-9-2015 | Joseph Ax
    On Friday, he will have one final chance to convince a U.S. judge that he should not spend the rest of his life in prison, eight months after a federal jury in New York convicted him of terrorism charges. Abu Hamza, 56, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan at 10 a.m. to be sentenced. The one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza gained notoriety for his fiery rhetoric and use of a hook in place of his missing right hand. He was found guilty of providing a satellite phone and advice to Yemeni militants who kidnapped Western tourists in...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • 12 Indicted On Iraq Money Laundering Charges

    12/19/2002 10:48:26 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 135+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | December 19, 2002 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted 12 people in an alleged international money-laundering scheme that funneled more than $12 million to Iraq. The indictment, handed up Wednesday and unsealed Thursday, alleges that between April 2000 and January 2002, a ring of agents throughout the United States collected money domestically and sent it to a company called Alshafei Family Connect in suburban Edmonds. The company, owned and principally operated by Hussein Alshafei, an Iraqi native and naturalized U.S. citizen, then shipped the money to London and other overseas cities and eventually to Iraq, the indictment alleges. The actions...
  • Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned about Wikileaks

    08/01/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CNET / ^ | July 31, 2010 4:16 PM PDT | By Elinor Mills
    LAS VEGAS -- A security researcher involved with the Wikileaks Web site was detained by U.S. agents at the border for three hours and questioned about the controversial whistleblower project as he entered the country on Thursday to attend a hacker conference, sources said on Saturday. He was also approached by two FBI agents at the Defcon conference after his presentation on Saturday afternoon about the Tor Project. Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer for the online privacy protection project called Tor, arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport from Holland flight Thursday morning when he was pulled aside by customs...
  • Man Convicted in New York of Trying to Start Al Qaeda Training Camp in Oregon

    05/13/2009 1:10:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,167+ views
    (AP) FOX ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NEW YORK — A jury convicted a Lebanese-born Swede on Tuesday of plotting to help Al Qaeda recruit by trying to set up a weapons-training post in Oregon and distributing terrorist training manuals over the Internet. The verdict against Oussama Kassir..."
  • The Geekiest Arsonist (Eco-terrorism)

    07/16/2008 5:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 237+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | Kim McDonald
    Software engineer Jennifer Kolar is to be sentenced this week in federal court for her role in Earth Liberation Front arsons, including one at the University of Washington. Her time in prison will be reduced because she turned state's witness, but that doesn't mitigate the fact she is now regarded as a snitch by peers and could be labeled a terrorist by the government.By Kim McDonald "Don't hang up," FBI Special Agent Jane Quimby told Jennifer Kolar on Dec. 10, 2006. "There were arrests and there is a target letter for you." She gave Kolar the name and number...
  • Swedish police arrest militant Muslim named in Ujaama case.

    10/22/2003 1:07:36 PM PDT · by tubavil · 31 replies · 814+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 22, 2003 | Mike Carter
    A militant Muslim who reportedly traveled from London to Oregon in 1999 to scout out a possible terrorist training camp has been arrested in Sweden. The arrest yesterday of Oussama Kassir — who authorities say once boasted of being "a hit man" for Osama bin Laden — appears linked to the federal investigation into Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London cleric accused of sending Kassir to the United States to help James Ujaama, of Seattle, and others train for jihad. Ujaama pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to supply goods and services to the Taliban in Afghanistan. As part of...
  • UK court agrees radical cleric's U.S. extradition (Abu Hamza al-Masri)

    11/16/2007 9:21:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Graff
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British court ruled Thursday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri could be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges including trying to set up an al Qaeda training camp in Oregon. Egyptian-born Hamza, 49, serving a seven-year jail term in Britain for inciting his followers to murder nonbelievers, is wanted by U.S. authorities on 11 charges. The U.S. indictment accuses Hamza -- who had a hook in place of a missing hand -- of attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, from 1999 to early 2000, and also providing...
  • The imam who twisted his faith to preach race hatred, murder and violence

    02/25/2003 10:02:04 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 300+ views
    independent ^ | February 25, 2003 | Cahal Milmo
    His style was that of a celebrity lecturer, spreading "enlightenment" in a rich baritone with the help of jokes and references to pop stars as he addressed rapt audiences the length of Britain. News of the arrival of the extremist Muslim cleric Abdullah el-Faisal would spread by word of mouth, and he attracted crowds of up to 150 people at a time. But beneath his jocular manner lay a philosophy skewed by hatred of "kuffars", or unbelievers, and shared by a web of associates allegedly leading back to Osama bin Laden.Yesterday Faisal, 39, was convicted of soliciting murder and stirring...
  • Swedish terror suspect arrested in Prague

    12/13/2005 11:38:09 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    The Local ^ | Dec. 13 | AFP
    "A 39-year-old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has been arrested in Prague, Swedish tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, is wanted by the US CIA spy agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accuse him of being terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden's "man in Sweden", Expressen wrote. The US has tried to obtain his extradition for several years, accusing him of setting up Al Qaeda training camps in the US state of Oregon in 1999, but Sweden has refused to hand him over, the paper said. The man was on a...
  • Private spies track extremists across world

    11/22/2006 11:49:59 PM PST · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 23, 2006 | MICHAEL HOLDEN
    IT SAYS its members brought about the conviction of radical Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, uncovered insurgent tactics in Iraq and are now working to provide intelligence from North Korea.The organisation is not the US Central Intelligence Agency or Britain's MI6 but Vigil, a shadowy network of retired spies, senior military personnel, anti-terrorism specialists and banking experts. The group's director Dominic Whiteman said he set up Vigil with two other businessmen last year to act as an conduit between retired spies who were still party to good, raw intelligence, and the police and security services. "This evidence was just getting...
  • More details emerge on arrest of "bin Laden's man in Sweden"

    02/14/2006 7:51:06 AM PST · by RS · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Czech Radio ^ | 12/14/2006 | Rob Cameron
    "More details have emerged about the arrest in Prague on Sunday of a person described by the Swedish media as "Osama bin Laden's man in Sweden." The man, a 39-year-old Swede of Lebanese origin, is now in custody awaiting a decision on whether extradition proceedings can begin against him. " ~snip~ "Mr Kassir was on a Czech Airlines flight from Stockholm to Beirut, where he hoped to be reunited with members of his family. The plane had a brief stopover in Prague, and as soon as he stepped onto Czech soil he was approached by members of an elite police...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect fears torture after extradition order

    01/05/2006 9:53:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,106+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 06, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    A BRITISH al-Qaeda suspect told a judge who ordered his extradition to the United States on terror charges yesterday that he fears he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay and tortured. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat, who was brought up in Yorkshire, said that they would appeal against the ruling, which could delay any decision on his removal for many months. The FBI claims that the former street-market trader tried to set up a terrorist training camp in the backwoods of Oregon for US and British recruits before the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Pentagon agreed deal to monitor freed four

    01/27/2005 4:45:18 PM PST · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Times (UK) Online ^ | 1/28/2005 | Sean O’Neill
    January 28, 2005 Detention Pentagon agreed deal to monitor freed four By Sean O’Neill, Richard Ford and Nicola Woolcock FRIENDS and relatives of the four Britons freed from Guantanamo Bay this week could also face intensive police monitoring, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said last night. People sharing an address with any of the four could be denied access to the telephone or internet and have to undergo body searches. Elaborating on powers announced by the Government this week, Mr Clarke said: “I accept that an individual is different to a family but where there is an individual deemed to...
  • Terrorism Crackdown Goes Beyond Sea-Tac Arrests (No terrorists in Canada, eh?)

    08/14/2003 7:31:40 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 343+ views
    KIRO Ch 7 [Seattle] ^ | August 14, 2003 | Chris Halsne
    KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has learned that two passengers arrested at Sea-Tac Airport last weekend may be linked to a suspect's deadly plunge from a high-rise balcony in Vancouver, British Columbia during a raid. Federal sources both in British Columbia and in Seattle tell KIRO Team 7 Investigators the weekend arrest at Sea-Tac of two men on the terrorist "no-fly" list may be just the tip of the iceberg. We're told the FBI is very interested in trying to connect three separate — and recent — incidents involving Pakistani illegals. Federal sources told KIRO Team 7 Investigators that about a...
  • AL QAIDA IN THE RANKS? Noncitizen (Naval) reservist suspected of ties to terrorist network

    07/26/2002 11:00:47 AM PDT · by aristeides · 108 replies · 4,023+ views
    Navy Times | July 29, 2002 | Christopher Munsey & Patricia Kime
    The al-Qaida terrorist network may have infiltrated the U.S. Navy – getting access to bases, uniforms, refueling procedures and more. Federal authorities in the Seattle area are holding a drilling Naval reservist, a non-U.S. citizen, suspected of having ties to Islamic radicals with known connections to al-Qaida. Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Semi Osman, 32, was arrested May 17 at his home in Tacoma, Wash., on charges of illegally trying to become a U.S. citizen and possession of a handgun whose serial number was “obliterated or altered,” according to court documents. Osman pleaded not guilty at a June 5 arraignment before...
  • 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....
  • Al-Kidd: 'I'm not a terrorist'

    04/01/2003 2:18:41 AM PST · by miltonim · 23 replies · 532+ views ^ | Monday, March 31, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BELLEVUE -- A former University of Idaho football player said he is not tied to terrorists and is shocked at the way he's been treated by federal agents the past two weeks. Abdullah Al-Kidd was arrested as he prepared to board a jetliner at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. He is jailed in Boise, Idaho, as a material witness in an investigation of an alleged terrorist group with links to the university. "Basically, don't believe the hype," Al-Kidd told the King County Journal during a jailhouse interview on Sunday night. "I'm not a terrorist. I'm as American as apple...
  • Pentagon blocks use of witnesses in Ujaama case

    01/16/2003 8:23:49 AM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 16 January 2002 | Mike Carter & Ray Rivera
    Pentagon blocks use of witnesses in Ujaama caseBy Mike Carter and Ray RiveraSeattle Times staff reporters As federal prosecutors in Seattle prepare their case against American terrorism suspect James Ujaama, their access to three key witnesses is being denied — by other federal officials. The Justice Department and the Pentagon are in a tense standoff over the use of so-called "enemy combatants" who are in the custody of the Department of Defense at bases in Cuba, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Prosecutors want to be able to use some detainees as witnesses in terror-related criminal cases filed in U.S. courts — including...
  • Hamza accused of trying to set up terrorist cell (IN AMERICA)

    01/21/2003 5:38:00 PM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 454+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 22, 2003 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the imam of Finsbury Park mosque, stands accused in the United States of attempting to establish a terrorist cell there to "engage in violent global jihad". Hamza, 45, is the key figure in a federal grand jury investigation in Seattle which accuses him of being a terrorist recruiter and names one of his followers as an al-Qa'eda agent in the US. James Ujaama, a black Muslim activist, faces trial later this year on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon. Hamza is not named on the indictment against Ujaama but...