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  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Iran disputes al-Qaida members part in bombings

    05/30/2003 7:16:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/30/03 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - Knight Ridder
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that the al-Qaida operatives Iran now has in custody were arrested before the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and couldn't have been involved in the attacks.</p> <p>"There is no possibility that they were able to do any (bombing) operation nor could they lead these kind of military operations," Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told reporters at one of several impromptu news conferences he's held recently to counter American accusations that his country is failing to fight terrorism. "When they are in prison all their connections are cut with the outside."</p>
  • 'A multifaceted catastrophe': Turkey has 'so alienated everyone (truncated)

    02/21/2016 9:58:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Washington Post via BI ^ | February 21st, 2016 | Liz Sly
    ISTANBUL — Turkey is confronting what amounts to a strategic nightmare as bombs explode in its cities, its enemies encroach on its borders and its allies seemingly snub its demands. As recently as four years ago, Turkey appeared poised to become one of the biggest winners of the Arab Spring, an ascendant power hailed by the West as a model and embraced by a region seeking new patrons and new forms of governance. All that has evaporated since the failure of the Arab revolts, shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the trajectory of the Syrian war. Russia, Turkey's oldest and...
  • Boko Haram's suicide bomber girls often unaware they're carrying bombs: UN expert

    12/15/2015 7:23:33 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies ^ | December 15, 2015
    Geneva (AFP) - Many of the young girls Boko Haram sends out as suicide bombers in Nigeria and neighbouring countries are probably unaware that they will be blown up, a UN expert said Tuesday. Boko Haram jihadists have in recent months increasingly used young women and girls as suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria, northern Cameroon, Chad and Niger, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Leila Zerrougui, the UN secretary-general's special representative on children and armed conflict, suggested Tuesday that especially the children used in this way were in many cases not aware of what they were about to do....
  • Nihad Awad of CAIR whines about surge in anti-Muslim hate crimes ONLY because of Donald Trump

    CAIR spokesjihadists try to divert the conversation away from ISIS and Islam to white supremacist shootings being a bigger threat to America than Islam.

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • The Clintons, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and the Myth of "Moderate" Islam (READ THIS!!!!)

    09/14/2001 7:01:23 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 88 replies · 1,300+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 11-6-2000 | Lawrence Auster
    When Abdurahman Alamoudi, friend and sometime adviser on Islamic affairs to Hillary Rodham Clinton, stood before a Muslim crowd in Lafayette Park across from the White House this week and passionately declared his support for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, he was revealing the true face of "moderate" Islam. He was also revealing the blindness, or rather the willful complicity, of America's political elites, particularly the Clintons, who have welcomed these Islamic "moderates" into our midst and helped raise them to important positions of influence in American life. As revealed in last Friday's New York Daily News, Alamoudi, shortly ...
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • Poll: Majority of Palestinian Authority Muslims Support Suicide Bombings

    09/11/2013 1:18:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2013, 10:42 PM | Ari Soffer
    As the US government pushes for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), a recently-released poll by the Pew Research Center suggests that the Obama administration’s apparent optimism over the prospects for peace may be somewhat misplaced. In a survey held across 11 different nationalities with large Muslim populations, Muslim respondents were asked about their views on “Islamic extremism.” The results showed uniform opposition to such ideologies, as well as widespread rejection of suicide bombings—in all but one set of respondents. … A sizable majority (62%) of respondents from the “Palestinian Territories” (referring to Palestinian Authority-controlled Judea and...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Suicide blast at funeral kills 18 in Iraq

    01/23/2013 8:15:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:21 AM EST
    A suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a funeral ceremony Wednesday at a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, an official said. … The head of the Salahuddin provincial health directorate, Raed Ibrahim, said 18 people were killed and 45 were wounded in the attack. Another official, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir al-Zaidi, a military commander, said at least 14 people were killed. At least 44 people were wounded in the attack, including some provincial officials, he said. … The bombing came a day after a string of attacks, including three car bombs in and around Baghdad, killed at least...
  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan: We’re Willing to Fight – But ‘Not Willing to Be Murdered'

    10/01/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 58 replies ^ | 10/1/12 | Susan Jones
    ( - Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says he's "mad as hell" about the increasing number of insider attacks, in which Afghan soldiers and police murder the Americans who are trying to train them. "You know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. But we're not willing to be murdered for it," Gen. Allen told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a segment that aired on Sunday. Gen. Allen told CBS Correspondent Lara Logan that the insider attacks will continue: "The enemy recognizes this is a vulnerability. You know, in Iraq, the signature weapon system that...

    07/24/2010 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    ISLAMIC-TERRORIST HEZBULLAH'S "SPIRITIUAL" IMAM FADLALLAH - GOOD RIDDENSFadlallah - When mass suicide [homicide] bombing was invented. The new dimension of international terrorism - Page 115 Stefan M. Aubrey - 2004 - 312 pages [p. 115-116] A further extension of this philosophy can be found in the teachings of the Lebanese spiritual leader Shaykh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah. While Fadlallah agreed that the teachings of the Koran provided for the use of force and jihad for defensive purposes, the contemporary situation of the Middle East creates a scenario that tends to breed violence. [...] justification of violent action in the name of...
  • Chechen rebels say responsible for Moscow bombings

    03/31/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 609+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2010
    MOSCOW (AP) -- A Chechen militant leader has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings on Moscow's subway that killed 39 and wounded scores of others. Doku Umarov, who leads Islamic militants in Chechnya and nearby regions of Russia's North Caucasus, says in a statement posted on a pro-rebel Web site that the attacks were an act of revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces. Umarov's statement posted Wednesday said the attacks on Russian cities will continue.
  • Islamic scholar Tahir ul-Qadri issues terrorism fatwa (global ruling)

    03/03/2010 5:47:17 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 702+ views
    BBC ^ | March 2, 2010 | Dominic Casciani
    An influential Muslim scholar has issued a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing.Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, from Pakistan, says his 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, completely dismantles al-Qaeda's violent ideology. The scholar describes al-Qaeda as an "old evil with a new name" that has not been sufficiently challenged. The scholar's movement is growing in the UK and has attracted the interest of policymakers and security chiefs. In his religious ruling, delivered in London, Dr Qadri says that Islam forbids the massacre of innocent citizens and suicide bombings. Although many scholars have made similar rulings in the past, Dr Qadri...
  • Daniel Pipes: The "Fun-Loving" Terrorist Who Was Good to His Mother

    12/22/2003 3:25:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 277+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 21, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    The news last month that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque." Another described him...
  • Iraq suicide bombings kill 79, many Shiites

    04/23/2009 4:52:34 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 8 replies · 399+ views
    LATimes / ChiTrib ^ | 4/23/09 | Liz Sly and Usama Redha
    Reporting from Baghdad - Suicide bombers killed at least 79 people today in two attacks in Iraq, reviving fears that Sunni extremists are gearing up for a new campaign of violence just as U.S. forces are preparing to pull back from the nation's cities. There were no immediate indications that the bombings in Baghdad and nearby Diyala province were coordinated. But they vividly demonstrated that militant groups are still capable of staging attacks that cause mass casualties, as they did in the darkest days of the country's 2006-07 sectarian war.
  • At least 175 dead in huge Iraq suicide blasts

    08/14/2007 3:53:04 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 20 replies · 1,483+ views
    ABC (Australia) ^ | August 15, 2007 | U/A
    At least 175 people were killed when three suicide bombers driving fuel tankers attacked a northern Iraqi town which is home to an ancient minority sect, in one of the worst single incidents in the four-year-old war. Iraqi army Captain Mohammad al-Jaad said at least another 200 people were wounded in the bombings in separate Yazidi neighbourhoods in the town of Kahtaniya, west of Mosul. Police say it appeared three bombers driving separate tankers attacked Yazidi sect members in different neighbourhoods in Mosul, 390 kilometres north of Baghdad, detonating their vehicles in quick succession. Yazidis are members of a pre-Islamic...

    08/14/2007 1:25:19 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 5,173+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 14, 2007
  • Suicide Reversal? Polling the Muslim world

    07/29/2007 5:21:31 AM PDT · by Valin · 21 replies · 827+ views ^ | 7/26/07 | Daniel Pipes
    National Review Online asked a group of experts: "On Tuesday, Pew released a poll indicating that support for suicide bombings is on the decline in the Muslim world, among other things. How encouraging is this poll? What can we do — as a government, as private entities — to use the information constructively?" For all replies, see "Suicide Reversal?" It is good news if Muslim support for suicide bombings is indeed declining. But it need not have much to do, as the poll takers theorize, with improved personal circumstances. Two other factors likely have more importance. First, as Muslims themselves...
  • Taliban Admits Defeat

    06/25/2007 9:12:52 AM PDT · by Valin · 34 replies · 2,433+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 6/25/07
    The Taliban has admitted defeat, in their own unique way. In recent media interviews, Taliban spokesmen announced a shift in emphasis to suicide bombings. The Taliban also admitted that the Americans had infiltrated their high command, which led to the death or capture of several senior Taliban officials, and the capture of many lower ranking ones as well. There have also been some prominent defections recently, which the Taliban spokesmen did not want to talk about. The Taliban has never been a terrorist organization. They began as a paramilitary operation fifteen years ago, when they were recruited from refugee camps...
  • Poll: One in four younger U.S. Muslims support suicide bombings at least rarely

    05/22/2007 6:51:13 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 938+ views ^ | 05/22/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON: One in four younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida, a poll says. The survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's Muslims, revealed a community that in many ways blends comfortably into society. Its largely mainstream members express nearly as much happiness with their lives and communities as the general public does, show a broad willingness to adopt American...
  • Abbas' group threatens suicide bombings

    02/09/2007 10:25:18 AM PST · by archy · 29 replies · 796+ views
    WorldNetDaily. ^ | February 9, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    Friday, February 9, 2007 FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU Abbas' group threatens suicide bombings 'There are martyrs on their way to Israeli cities' Posted: February 9, 2007 10:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2007 NAZARETH – Less than a day after rival Fatah and Hamas factions signed an agreement to form a unity government, the declared military wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party today threatened to immediately send suicide bombers into Israel. "There are martyrs on their way to Israeli cities. We will keep sending bombers until we infiltrate and carry out an attack," Abu Nasser,...
  • Paradise lost

    11/26/2006 7:30:16 AM PST · by knighthawk · 38 replies · 1,114+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 26 2006 | Michael Goodwin
    It was only a matter of time. Depraved Palestinians first sent young adult men wearing explosives to blow themselves up on Israeli buses and in pizza parlors. Then came the phenomenon of young women doing the same. Now a grandmother has chosen this fiendish way of death. Fatma Omar An-Najar was a mother of nine and grandmother of more than 30. Her suicide in the Gaza Strip lightly injured three Israeli soldiers, so she failed to take "infidels" with her. But that is of little comfort. The use of a grandmother means more horror is coming. With teenagers as young...
  • Suicide Bombings Down Due to Shortage of Virgins

    11/25/2006 10:43:41 PM PST · by Lori675 · 16 replies · 1,238+ views
    Political pundits have long speculated on the cause of the downturn of suicide bombings in Israel. Some have posited that the credit belongs to Ariel Sharon's iron fist. Others have claimed the cause was Arafat's death. However, a new theory has surfaced, and most of the public has accepted the idea as the most likely to be the proximate cause: there are no virgins left in heaven. "This is most devastating," said Allah during a sit-down interview. "There were so many suicide bombings that all the virgins were used up before I could generate more. I cannot keep up with...
  • Top Palestinian Muslim Cleric Okays Suicide Bombings

    10/23/2006 5:26:56 AM PDT · by livesinthemideast · 21 replies · 817+ views
    The Media Line ^ | October 17, 2006 | Yaniv Berman
    Suicide bombings are a legitimate weapon, according to the supreme Palestinian religious leader, the newly appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Lands Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein. Such action is a part of the Palestinian people's legitimate resistance, he told The Media Line.
  • Police Alarm at Hate Books (Books Promoting Suicide Bombings, Etc. Sold Openly in Muslim Areas)

    05/14/2006 4:29:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 10 replies · 472+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 05/15/2006 | Kelvin Bissett and Angela Kamper
    BOOKS of hate promoting suicide bombings, anti-Australian conspiracies and racism can be freely sold in the Muslim community after a ruling that they don't breach sedition laws. The material, found by The Daily Telegraph in Lakemba and Auburn bookstores last year, was judged by federal authorities not to incite violence in the first known test of anti-terrorism laws. Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said last night he felt uneasy about the continuing threat posed by such material remaining on the streets. But he said NSW Police would abide by the "qualified and considered legal opinion" offered by the Commonwealth Director of...
  • A Look at Islamic Jihad /&/ Suicide Bombings Since Truce -/- AP 2-fer

    04/17/2006 7:30:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 268+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/06 | AP
    Islamic Jihad, a virulently anti-Israel group backed by Iran and Syria, claimed responsibility for Monday's suicide attack in Tel Aviv, the deadliest Palestinian attack in 20 months. The group has been behind most of the Palestinian attacks against Israel since the sides declared a truce in February 2005. It says the violence is a legitimate response to an Israeli crackdown on its members. Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for eight of nine suicide attacks in Israel and the West Bank since the cease-fire declaration, and its militants in Gaza continue to fire homemade rockets at Israel on a daily basis....
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • One in 10 Indonesians backs suicide bombings

    03/18/2006 10:12:56 AM PST · by RiverDrifter · 18 replies · 409+ views
    Reuters ^ | March16, 2006
    JAKARTA - Eleven percent of the people in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, believe suicide attacks against civilian targets are sometimes justifiable, a survey said on Thursday...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-26-2006

    02/26/2006 7:09:51 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 227+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-26-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Al Qaeda has launched an attack To stab their best friends in the backWahabbi'ist cults Lead to these results Whether here, their own home, or Iraq!
  • Turkey demands life term for al-Qaeda suspect

    02/11/2006 8:25:50 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 218+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 11 2006 | AP
    ANKARA, TURKEY: Prosecutors allege Osama bin Laden personally ordered a suspected al-Qaeda operative - charged with masterminding Istanbul suicide bombings and providing some USD 170,000 to Turkish militants - to carry out terrorist attacks in this pro-Western country. The prosecutor's office on Friday indicted Syrian national Loa'i Mohammad Haj Bakr al-Saqa, accused of serving as a point man between the terrorist group and homegrown militants who killed 58 people in a series of suicide bombings in Istanbul in 2003. Al-Saqa, 32, had cosmetic surgery according to a medical report and flew beneath the radar for many years by using an...
  • Interview with Pierre Rehov, documentary filmmaker, on psychology behind suicide bombings

    12/10/2005 12:44:07 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 152+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | July 27, 2005 | Andrew Cochran
    On July 15, I appeared on MSNBC's "Connected" program to discuss the 7/7 London attacks (you can see video of the segment on the linked page). One of my fellow guests was Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who has filmed six documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian areas. Pierre's upcoming film, "Suicide Killers," is based on interviews that he conducted with the families of suicide bombers and would-be bombers in an attempt to find out why they do it. Pierre agreed to my request for a Q&A interview here about his work on the new film....
  • The Means and Ends of Islamists

    11/09/2005 11:45:04 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 2 replies · 167+ views
    The New Individualist ^ | November 9, 2005 | Edward Hudgins
    The Means and Ends of Islamists by Edward Hudgins Objectivist Center/Atlas Society After each new suicide attack, as innocent blood flows in the streets of Baghdad, London, Madrid, or Tel Aviv, there is a surge of speculation about what motivates terrorists who are willing to give up their own lives for their cause. Some observers say they're motivated by traditional geopolitical goals—for example, to drive the allies out of Afghanistan, Iraq, or the Middle East; to punish allied countries for their policies; or (that perennial favorite) to drive Israel into the sea. Those who buy this explanation often contend that...
  • The Means and Ends of Islamists

    11/09/2005 11:38:42 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 13 replies · 925+ views
    The New Individualist ^ | November 10, 2005 | Edward Hudgins
    The Means and Ends of Islamists by Edward Hudgins Objectivist Center/Atlas Society After each new suicide attack, as innocent blood flows in the streets of Baghdad, London, Madrid, or Tel Aviv, there is a surge of speculation about what motivates terrorists who are willing to give up their own lives for their cause. Some observers say they're motivated by traditional geopolitical goals—for example, to drive the allies out of Afghanistan, Iraq, or the Middle East; to punish allied countries for their policies; or (that perennial favorite) to drive Israel into the sea. Those who buy this explanation often contend that...
  • Islamic scholar bans suicide attacks

    08/28/2005 1:26:35 PM PDT · by billorites · 24 replies · 374+ views
    Gulf ^ | August 28, 2005
    Dubai: A London-based Islamic scholar has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning Al Qaida-style suicide operations, a Saudi newspaper reported on Saturday. "These operations are closer to suicide than to martyrdom-seeking, and they are taboo and not permissible," Abdul Menem Mustafa Halimeh reportedly wrote on his website. Saudi newspaper Asharq Al Awsat described the Syrian-born scholar, also known as Abu Baseer Al Tartussi, as a top ideologue for Islamist militants. Tartussi reportedly said that one of the reasons for his stance was that suicide operations often entail "wrongfully killing innocent and sacred souls, be they Muslim or otherwise." Al...
  • Indian origin doctor stoned in racial attack (UK: Hindus attacked for the actions of Muslims)

    08/12/2005 6:23:48 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 55 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | August 9, 2005
    An Indian origin doctor in Britain was pelted with stones and verbally abused by a gang of youths in a racially motivated attack following the London bombings. Yashen Maharaj, 28, who was attacked on July 23, had worked as part of Medway National Health Service Trust's standby team to treat victims of the July 7 London bombings. "The doctor was verbally abused and more disturbingly had missiles, including large stones and rocks thrown at him, one of which hit the doctor on the back," a hospital spokeswoman said. Maharaj continued to attend his duties but declined to talks to newsmen....
  • POINTLESS Wave of suicide bombings embodies a nihilism that alienates even its sympathizers

    07/25/2005 11:37:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 626+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 26, 2005
    British authorities have identified suspects in the July 7 and July 21 subway and bus bombings, but the bombers' instigators and motives remain a mystery. In Egypt, authorities are searching for a group of Pakistani men thought to have been in Sharm el-Sheik before a series of bombs devastated the resort, but that's not much to go on. Perhaps the London bombings and attempted bombings were to protest Britain's alliance with the United States and the presence of British troops in Iraq. But the withdrawal of U.S. and British troops will come fairly quickly if the insurgents and foreign terrorists...
  • I'm done with the 'George Bush made me do it' excuse

    07/25/2005 11:33:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies · 2,411+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 26, 2005 | MONA ELTAHAWY
    The July 7 London bombings did it for me. Perhaps it was because my parents moved us from Cairo to the British capital when I was 7 years old, and so London was my childhood "home." Or maybe it was because our route to work and school every morning crisscrossed those same Underground stations that were targeted. I'm sure it was also those dog-eared statements that our clerics and religious leaders read out telling us that Islam means peace — it actually means submission — and asking us to please forget everything they had ever said before July 6, because...
  • 34 Bodies Discovered As Rice Visits Iraq

    05/15/2005 11:33:22 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 21 replies · 2,039+ views
    AP/Via Yahoooooooooooooooo News ^ | 5-15-05 | Paul Garwood
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of 34 men shot execution-style were found in three locations in less than 24 hours, police said Sunday, a day when drive-by shootings and suicide bombings killed at least eight Iraqis, including a senior Industry Ministry official and a top Shiite cleric. The spree of attacks came as Secretary of State of Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Iraq, a day after the U.S. military announced it had successfully wrapped up a weeklong offensive in a remote desert region near the Syrian border aimed at followers of Iraq's most-wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Rice...
  • NY: Sheik convicted of terror-funding charges

    03/10/2005 2:57:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,989+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/10/05 | Michael Weissenstein - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Yemeni sheik and his assistant were convicted Thursday of plotting to funnel money to al-Qaida and Hamas, handing a victory to prosecutors shaken last year when the man who was supposed to be their star witness set himself on fire outside the White House. Sheik Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Moayad and Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed were found guilty on all but two of the 10 charges in an indictment that accused them of vital roles in a terror-funding network that stretched from Brooklyn to Yemen. In a meeting with FBI informants in a German hotel room,...
  • Muslims Killing Muslims In Iraq

    02/19/2005 6:14:41 AM PST · by ElisabethInCincy · 9 replies · 466+ views
    me ^ | 02/19/05 | me
    Freepers : Has anyone compiled a list of links of all the murders done by muslims towards muslims esepcially in Iraq.. Daily we hear of them killing eachother. I would appreciate if anyone can help me Thanks. :)
  • Two Israelis killed in bomb attack at Karni crossing (Fatah claims credit for suicide bombing)

    01/13/2005 2:22:23 PM PST · by anotherview · 39 replies · 728+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 January 2005 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Jan. 13, 2005 23:01 | Updated Jan. 14, 2005 0:05 Two Israelis killed in bomb attack at Karni crossing By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH Emergency teams rush to scene of the explosion at the Karni crossing. A double suicide bomb attack at the Karni commercial crossing in northern Gaza left five dead and at least 10 wounded late Thursday night. According to initial reports, two suicide bombers infiltrated the area and blew up simultaneously on the Israeli side of the crossing. Shortly after the massive explosion, gun battles erupted between security forces and Palestinian gunmen. The two suicide bombers were counted in...
  • Hamas calls for more suicide bombings

    01/10/2005 1:43:14 PM PST · by anotherview · 38 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 January 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Jan. 10, 2005 20:06 | Updated Jan. 10, 2005 22:58 Hamas calls for more suicide bombings By KHALED ABU TOAMEH BIR ZEIT As the Palestinian Central Election Committee was holding a press conference in Ramallah on Monday to announce the final results of the election for the chairmanship of the Palestinian Authority, hundreds of students attended a rally organized by Hamas at Bir Zeit University, where they called for more suicide attacks against Israel. "Oh suicide bomber, wrap yourself with an explosive belt and fill the scene with blood," chanted a chorus of five male students at the rally, held...
  • Infiltrating the San Francisco Intifada Festival

    10/12/2004 12:36:53 AM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 7 replies · 725+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 11, 2004 | Adam Balling and Lee Kaplan
    Infiltrating the San Francisco Intifada Festival By Adam Balling and Lee Kaplan | October 11, 2004 While attention is focused on the Fourth Annual Conference of the National Palestine Solidarity Movement at Duke University this weekend, an event that will be a training session for college activists nationwide to work to destroy Israel and oppose US forces in Iraq, a similar smaller event took place last Saturday in San Francisco. That anti-Israel event was organized by allies of the Palestine Solidarity Movement in the San Francisco Bay Area who operate under the umbrella name of International A.N.S.W.E.R., a communist...
  • Study ties Hussein, guerrilla strategy (Boston Globe Says Saddam Smarter Than Rumsfeld)

    10/11/2004 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 23 replies · 671+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 11, 2004 | Bryan Bender
    Study ties Hussein, guerrilla strategy US may have played into plans, report says By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff  |  October 11, 2004 WASHINGTON -- The ''shock and awe" attack that toppled Saddam Hussein in three weeks is often touted as a brilliant strategy that defeated Iraq with relatively few US casualties. But new information suggests that the United States may have played into Hussein's plans for a quick war followed by a long guerrilla insurgency. The report last week of the Iraq Survey Group, based partly on interviews with captured leaders of the secretive Iraqi regime, said Hussein planned to...
  • 1,017 Israelis killed, 5,600 injured during four years of intifada

    09/27/2004 10:28:47 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 433+ views
    Ma'ariv International ^ | 27 September 2004 / 12 Tishrei 5765 | Amir Buhbut
    1,017 Israelis killed, 5,600 injured during four years of intifada Data published by ISA four years after conflict erupted shows significant drop in fatalities and injuries but Amir Buhbut Since the intifada erupted four years ago, 1,017 Israelis were killed, of them 70% were civilians and 30% members of Israeli security forces, data published by the ISA this (Monday) afternoon after four years of confrontation reveal. According to the data, Palestinian militants perpetrated 13,730 shooting attacks and 138 suicide bombings. Nearly 5,600 Israelis were injured during the time period, of them 82% civilians and 18% security forces personnel. The...
  • A question for our Jewish Freeper friends

    09/22/2004 8:11:03 AM PDT · by Armedanddangerous · 6 replies · 230+ views
    A question from someone who wonders..
    I have a question for our Jewish friends regarding procedure after homicide bombings.
  • Armitage: Syria responsible for regional terror

    09/11/2004 2:24:27 PM PDT · by anotherview · 21 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 Spetmber 2004 | ANINE ZACHARIA AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sep. 11, 2004 9:56 | Updated Sep. 11, 2004 23:03 Armitage: Syria responsible for regional terror By JANINE ZACHARIA AND AP WASHINGTON Syria bears some responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Beersheba on August 31, US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said on Friday, although he stopped short of endorsing an Israeli retaliatory attack on Damascus. Asked in an interview with Egypt TV if Syria "should be held accountable" for the Beersheba bombings, which killed 16 and wounded dozens, Armitage said, "Why not? Syria holds and houses Hamas. Syria is a conduit of weapons from Iran to Hizbullah....
  • Bus Bombings in Southern Israel Kill 11

    08/31/2004 6:20:48 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 25 replies · 667+ views
    AP-Yahoo ^ | Aug 31, 2004
    Bus Bombings in Southern Israel Kill 11 9 minutes ago Add World - AP to My Yahoo! JERUSALEM - Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 in the first major Palestinian attack inside Israel in nearly six months, rescue officials said.