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  • Muslim Suicide Bomber Takes 50 Germans Hostage At Theater

    06/24/2016 8:42:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 28 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    (Original title too long: Muslim Suicide Bomber Take 50 Germans Hostage At Theater, The Police Blast Him Just Before He Blows Himself Up- The Middle East Is Now In Central Europe). This was a close call. Thank God for the swift action of German policemen who saved these 50 people. But there will be another time, and next time might be too late, especially since the German media is already trying to say the man had ‘no identifiable links to radical Islam’: An armed man who was gunned down by the police at a cinema complex in Viernheim, western Germany,...
  • Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

    06/12/2016 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 152 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michael Daly, Justin Miller and Kate Zavadski
    Mateen was a 'known quantity' to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast. [Snip] The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation on Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced...
  • Source: Orlando attacker’s ties to American suicide bomber in Syria ‘deeper’ than thought

    06/14/2016 10:43:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    Fox News was told the relationship as well as the Mateen case in general are "very complex" but would not go further, citing the sensitivity of the FBI investigation and classified information. The source said the bomber's return to Florida in 2013 is under fresh scrutiny as well. Mateen’s name surfaced twice for FBI investigators in the run-up to the attack. After the first, full FBI investigation of Mateen concluded in March 2014, his name surfaced two months later in a second, separate FBI investigation of American suicide bomber Moner Abu-Salha -- who drove 16 tons of explosives into a...
  • FBI: Florida Gunman 'Tied' to Hezbollah

    06/13/2016 7:42:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 14 June 2016
    The Orlando gunman who killed at least 50 and wounded many more, claimed to be loyal to a number of loyalist groups who are on opposing sides in the battlefield including Hezbollah and ISIS, US newspaper the Los Angeles Times reported. Omar Mateen called 911 to say he was attacking the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, swearing allegiance with ISIS. The FBI's Director James Comey told the newspaper that since 2013 Mateen is known to have made a series elaborate claims linking his relatives to the Sunni terror network Al-Qaeda, while also claiming to have been a...
  • Orlando massacre inflames Trump-Clinton presidential race

    06/12/2016 6:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2016 | Ian Swanson
    The worst mass shooting in U.S. history is raising new questions about the safety of the homeland and shaking up the race for the White House. Shocking revelations that the shooter had been previously investigated by the FBI more than have many asking whether the incident could have been prevented. At least 50 people were killed and 53 were wounded or injured in the shootings early Sunday morning. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) before attacking Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, with an assault rifle and a handgun. The FBI...
  • 'Mad Max'-style ISIS truck blown apart by Syrian Kurds in viral video

    04/27/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2016
    VIDEO: No, this is not a scene out of the action film “Mad Max”. An explosives-laden pickup truck driven by an Islamic State suicide bomber was turned into a rolling fireball by Syrian Kurdish fighters – and dramatic video footage of the attack released Monday has gone viral. “A suicide bomber tried to attack us but my comrades managed to kill him,” one fighter says in the video obtained by France 24.
  • (Funny/Surreal): Plane hit by suicide bomb blast lands safely in Somalia, pilot describes incident

    02/04/2016 3:45:09 PM PST · by Ulmius · 24 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | February 4, 2016 | Tribune News
    An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as smoke enveloped the cabin before he brought the plane back to Mogadishu's airport for an emergency landing. Residents of Balad, a town 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) north of Mogadishu, found the body of a man who might have been blown out of the Airbus 321 in Tuesday's blast, said police officer Mohamed Hassan.
  • German police hunt for seven Iraqi suicide bombers who planned to launch New Year's Eve attacks

    01/01/2016 11:37:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/01/2015 | Jay Akbar
    * French, US intelligence agencies warned Germany of suicide bomb attacks * Their report identified seven Iraqis living in Munich as potential attackers * Two Munich stations evacuated after warnings of 'serious, imminent threat' * Soldiers on the streets of Paris, extra police in London, Madrid and Istanbul ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ German police are hunting seven suspected suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up in Munich train stations during the New Year's Eve celebrations, it has been reported. French and US intelligence agencies are said to have given Germany the names of the seven suspects, thought to be from Iraq and...
  • 'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

    11/24/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by wtd · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Alster
    'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigadeHAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad "Abu Ali" al-Baridi,...
  • Suicide blast in Saudi mosque kills at least 3

    10/26/2015 10:24:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    al arabiya ^ | Oct 26, 2015
    At least three people were killed and 19 others were wounded Monday after a suicide bomber targeted worshipers who were exiting a mosque after finishing their prayers in the Saudi city of Najran, close to the Yemeni frontier, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
  • White House Condemns Turkey Suicide Bombing

    07/20/2015 5:58:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/15 | Ben Ariel
    White House condemns suicide bombing in Turkey that killed at least 30 people and was blamed on ISIS. Video The White House on Monday condemned an apparent suicide bombing in Turkey that killed at least 30 people and was blamed on the Islamic State (ISIS) group, AFP reported. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House "strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack that occurred in southern Turkey," which Ankara said appeared to be the work of ISIS. "We have started to see some extremist activity in other countries that does seem to be related to ISIL," Earnest said, using another acronym...
  • Suicide bombers detonate themselves after heated argument turns into fight

    06/09/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    BGR ^ | 06/08/2015 | By Chris Smith
    Remember the selfie-taking terrorist that got his headquarters blown up by the Air Force last week in a swift attack? It turns out there are even more outlandish stories out there, with new reports revealing that at least one suicide bomber in Sargodha, Pakistan, may have died after accidentally triggering a suicide vest during an argument with a second individual who was also potentially a suicide bomber.DON’T MISS: ‘Moron’ terrorist takes a selfie in front of ISIS headquarters, Air Force bombs it 22 hours laterAccording to AryNews.tv, the jackets of two would-be suicide bombers blew up during a brawl near Khayam...
  • US arrests suicide bomb suspect in Kansas: Justice Dept (was doing it in the name of ISIS)

    04/10/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department said Friday it arrested an Islamic State sympathizer who was plotting to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a US military base in Kansas. John T. Booker Jr, 20, is charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction... attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," the Justice Department said. Booker was arrested earlier Friday near the Kansas city of Manhattan "as he made his final preparations for his planned assault"...
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    01/29/2015 7:49:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in eastern Laghman province, according to the local governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the blame is likely to fall on the Taliban who have staged similar attacks in the past.
  • Istanbul suicide bomber was 'teen widow of Norwegian IS jihadist'

    01/16/2015 12:52:52 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Stuart Williams
    Istanbul (AFP)- A teenager from Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan, suspected of a suicide bombing in Istanbul, was said Friday to have been an Islamic State jihadist and the wqidow of an Norwegian extremist...
  • In Nigeria, New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’

    01/11/2015 5:52:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/10/2015 | ADAM NOSSITER
    DAKAR, Senegal — A girl perhaps no more than 10 years old detonated powerful explosives concealed under her veil at a crowded northern Nigeria market on Saturday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding many more. The blast inflicted devastating damage on shoppers at the Monday Market in Maiduguri, the shopping hub in a city that is at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency. The explosion, witnessed by dozens of people, represented a new tactic in the Islamists’ campaign with their decision to use perhaps their youngest-ever suicide bomber. The terrorist group has increasingly employed women as suicide...
  • Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

    01/10/2015 1:27:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:49pm EST | Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak
    A bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. "The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old," a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of northern Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks
  • Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two

    08/16/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:45pm EDT | Adama Diarra
    Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday. A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the village of Ber, about 60 km (40 miles) east of the desert city of Timbuktu, the statement said. It did not give the nationalities of the soldiers, although one MINUSMA official said that both the soldiers who died were from neighboring Burkina Faso. …
  • Al Qaeda-linked Syria fighters release video purporting to show American suicide bomber

    07/26/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2014 | AP
    An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. Abu-Salha appears smiling in the video and speaks in broken Arabic. "I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven. There is nothing here and the heart is not resting,"...
  • Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15

    04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    TOLOnews.com ^ | 01 April 2014
    At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by a suicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday's elections, according to Afghan officials. In addition to the 15 confirmed dead, nine other militants were wounded by the blast, which occurred in the Gelan district of Ghazni, according to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Among the casualties were said to be Pakistani Taliban leaders. Insurgents have publicly stated their intent to derail the elections, which will mark the country's first democratic transition of presidential power in history. The Taliban...
  • SOMALI SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SELF

    03/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    AP/Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast...
  • Explosion on tourist bus in Sinai kills four near Israeli border

    02/16/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    An explosion tore through a bus carrying South Korean Christian tourists from Sinai to the Israeli border on Sunday, killing four people and wounding around 15. Excerpt per Reuters
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Pakistan Boy Killed Stopping Terrorist Hailed as Hero

    01/09/2014 11:16:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/14 | Ari Yashar
    A 15-year-old boy in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero, after he tackled a suicide bomber terrorist to stop him from blowing up his school on Monday. The boy was killed defending his fellow students, 2,000 of whom were at the school, as the bomb detonated. The boy, Aitzaz Hasan, was with his friends outside his school in the Hangu region of north-western Pakistan, which has suffered from Muslim sectarian violence and high Al Qaeda and Taliban activity. Aitzaz and his friends spotted the terrorist approach wearing a bomb belt. According to his cousin Mudassar Hassan Bangish, Aitzaz said...
  • Afghan Girl Believed to Be 10 Was Detained With Suicide Vest

    01/07/2014 9:26:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    An Afghan girl believed to be 10-years-old says that her brother and his friend forced her to wear a suicide vest and carry out an attack on police. The BBC reported that the girl, named Spogmai, could be as young as eight and is the sister of a prominent Taliban commander known as Zahir. According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, her brother strapped her into the explosive harness and sent her across a river to her target, a border police checkpoint in Helmand province. In an interview after the ordeal, she said that she shouted “it’s cold and I can’t cross...
  • Second suicide bomb in 24 hours causes carnage in Volgograd ... six weeks ahead of the Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:09:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 30, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Russia faces a New Year security nightmare after the second devastating suicide bomb explosion within 24 hours, this time on a rush hour trolley bus in Volgograd. The latest blast killed at least 14 with 28 wounded, some severely. A day earlier, an explosion reported as being detonated by a female "black widow" suicide bomber saw 17 killed and dozens wounded in the city's main railway station. The latest explosion was said by law enforcement officials to have been caused by a man detonating a bomb in a crowded trolley bus packed with early morning commuters. At least 14 people...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Female suicide bomber attacks Russian bus, kills six

    10/21/2013 11:03:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    (excerpt) The attack, which investigators blamed on a 30-year-old woman from Dagestan - the North Caucasus province at the center of an insurgency - also wounded 28 people, of whom eight were in critical condition, the federal Investigative Committee said.
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Suicide bomber kills 21 at funeral in northern Iraq

    09/14/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/14/2013
    A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people Saturday at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in the northern province of Nineveh, security and medical sources said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Sunni Islamist militants have in the past targeted Shabaks, who are predominantly Shi'ite, warning them to leave the area. Iraq's delicate sectarian balance has come under acute strain from the war in neighboring Syria, which has pitted mainly Sunni rebels against a leader backed by Shi'ite Iran.
  • Female suicide bomber wounds 18 in Russia's Dagestan

    05/25/2013 7:59:13 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | 5/25/2013 | AFP
    MOSCOW — A female suicide bomber blew herself up in front of policemen in Russia's Dagestan on Saturday, injuring 18 people in the second bombing attack to hit the restive region this week, officials said. Two of the victims -- both policemen -- were in a critical condition, police said. ... The latest attack in Russia's troubled Northern Caucasus region comes after twin car bombs killed four people and wounded more than 40 in the same city on Monday. Dagestan is one of Russia's most violent regions. It experiences almost daily shootings and bombings that officials blame on local criminals...
  • Six Americans die in suicide attack in Afghan capital

    05/16/2013 7:08:10 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | May 16, 2013
    Six Americans were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Thursday, according to a NATO source. The victims included two soldiers and four civilian contractors, the source added. Officials said at least six Afghan civilians had also died. Kabul police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai said the attacker detonated a Toyota Corolla. He added that 35 people had been injured.
  • The Continuing Appeal of Suicide Attacks

    05/04/2013 1:57:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | May 3, 2013 | Lisa Lundquist
    SNIPPET: "A new report called "The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society" from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the majority of the 38,000 Muslims surveyed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa favor the implementation of sharia law, among other things. The report incorporates results from a two-stage survey: 15 sub-Saharan African countries with substantial Muslim populations were surveyed in 2008-2009; and 24 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa were surveyed in 2011-2012. Those hoping for the development of peaceful democratic societies in Muslim-majority countries may be dismayed...
  • Blast Hits Afghan Capital Shortly After Hagel Arrives

    03/09/2013 5:50:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/9/13 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    - A suicide bomber wearing a vest bomb struck outside the Afghan defense ministry on Saturday, killing at least 10 people in a blast just hours after Chuck Hagel, the new United States defense secretary, arrived here in Kabul. And a short time later, another suicide bomber detonated his explosive in eastern Afghanistan before reaching his target, but killed eight children and a policeman, according to Afghan military and hospital officials.
  • Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan bomber..

    03/06/2013 2:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    OREGON LIVE.com ^ | March 05, 2013 at 9:05 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 9:06 PM | By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
    "Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan suicide attacker, feds say" SNIPPET: "At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said."
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Terrorist attempts to blow up Federal Reserve Bank (in downtown NYC)

    10/17/2012 12:49:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3:39 PM, October 17, 2012 | Larry Celona
    A Middle Eastern man tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan this morning, law-enforcement sources told the Post. The terrorist parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives outside of the Liberty Street building, sources said, then tried to set them off using a cell phone detonator. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was provided the explosives from an undercover FBI agent that he met on the Internet and believed to be an accomplice, the sources said. …
  • Suicide bomber in Afghan capital kills at least 9

    09/18/2012 12:49:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 18, 2012
    <p>A spokesman for an Afghan militant Islamist group says members carried out a suicide attack near Kabul airport that killed at least nine people in reprisal for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.</p> <p>Haroon Zarghhon claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack near Kabul airport in an email to The Associated Press. He said the attack was carried out by a 22-year-old woman named Fatima.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda’s ‘suicide bombers wanted’ ad

    08/14/2012 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | 8/14/2012 | Asher Zeiger
    Apparently low on bombers, al-Qaeda is running a (short-term) employment advertisement on its Shumukh al-Islam Internet forum. Under the heading “Area of activity: The planet Earth,” the ad seeks jihadists to carry out suicide attacks. Applicants must be Muslim, mentally mature, dedicated, able to listen, and utterly committed to completing their mission, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Tuesday. Several email addresses are provided for applicants. While their real names are not required, candidates are asked to send details of their nickname or handle, their age, marital status, languages spoken and a list of passports in their possession. The...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Report: Ex-Gitmo detainee suspected as Bulgaria suicide bomber

    07/19/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 14 replies
    NBCNEWS.com ^ | 7/19/2012 | NBC News staff and wire reports
    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mehdi Ghezali was named by Bulgarian media Thursday as the suspected suicide bomber who killed at least seven people and injured dozens on a bus full of Israeli tourists. The Muslim Swede had been held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba from 2002 to 2004, according to media reports picked up by The Times of Israel. He previously studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. He was released to Swedish custody in 2004, the Times reported. The Swedish government did not press charges, it said.
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • Terrorist Planned Attack on Capitol Hill

    02/18/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    FBI agents arrested a 29-year-old man in a sting operation Friday night who planned a suicide bombing attack on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd told reporters the suspect had been closely monitored by law enforcement while planning to detonate what he believed were explosives. He allegedly prayed in a Washington mosque shortly before his arrest. The suspect was allegedly of Moroccan descent and has spent 12 years in the United States, but it is not clear whether he has U.S. citizenship. He had been under surveillance for several weeks, sources said, and had considered a...
  • Man planning to bomb US Capitol arrested in sting operation

    02/17/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    msnbc, nbc ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Washington - The FBI and Capitol police arrested a man Friday who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives for the past few months, federal officials told NBC News. The man, Amine el Khalifi, 29, who is from Morocco, was arrested about noon ET Friday near the Capitol after he received what he thought was a firearm and a vest containing explosives from people he thought were supporters of al-Qaida, sources told NBC News. In fact, the vest had inert material that wasn't hazardous,
  • Exclusive: Feds arrest man heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission after sting investigation

    02/17/2012 10:25:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | Mike Levine
    Authorities have arrested a man on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. When he was arrested Friday in Washington, he was carrying with him a vest...
  • Iranian bomber detonates and blows his legs off in terror attack (Graphic Video)

    02/14/2012 7:46:26 PM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    Live Leak ^ | February 14, 2012 | unknown
    I saw other threads about this story, but didn't see the video posted. Video is at the bottom of the story.
  • AL-QAEDA is trying to recruit WOMEN to carry out suicide bombings in the UK, MPs warn today.

    02/07/2012 9:55:00 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 06FEB12 | GRAEME WILSON, Deputy Political Editor
    It is using extremist websites to radicalise the angels of death, says their chilling report. The Commons home affairs committee says it has heard evidence the terror group is "specifically launching and targeting women for violent acts". It is already a deadly tactic in the Middle East, where growing numbers of Palestinian women are volunteering for suicide missions against Israel. The MPs' report comes days after four Islamic extremists admitted plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange. Woolwich Crown Court heard how the gang — who also had London mayor Boris Johnson on a hit list — had been brainwashed...