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  • WTC Bombing Inmates Sent Letters Allegedly To Recruit Terrorists

    03/01/2005 11:40:17 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 29 replies · 685+ views
    wnbc News ^ | 12:17 pm EST March 1, 2005
    FLORENCE, Colo. -- Three men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing sent letters from the Supermax federal prison in Colorado that are suspected of being used by a Spanish terror cell to recruit suicide bombers, NewsChannel 4's Jonathan Dienst reported Monday. Letters from one of those men, Mohammed Salameh were found on Mohamed Achraf, one of 17 people charged in October in Spain for an alleged plot to blow up that country's National Court, the network reported, citing confidential documents from a Spanish court. One of the letters to Achraf, the alleged leader of the plot, reads: "Oh...
  • Terrorist in 1973 NYC bomb plot to be deported ( Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem )

    02/20/2009 6:02:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo... Al-Jawary has denied involvement in the 1973 New York City bomb plot; he claims his real name is Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem. The FBI to this day remains unsure of his true identity; his nom de guerre was Abu Walid al-Iraqi. Al-Jawary was a member of Black September, a terrorist group responsible for...
  • Just how bad are American 'supermax' prisons? (Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev future home)

    04/23/2013 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected arguments by Babar Ahmad and three other terror suspects that they could face ill treatment in a "supermax" American high-security prison. But what is life like in the "Alcatraz of the Rockies" and why was the court not convinced? The Administrative Maximum facility (ADX), or "supermax" prison in Florence, Colorado, holds some of the most notorious American terrorists and murderers in solitary confinement. The prison is home to about 360 inmates held under ultra-high security. It is here, the suspects argued, they could end up if found guilty of terrorism in the...

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    04/30/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,627+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Al-Marri entered his guilty plea at a hearing this afternoon before Judge Michael M. Mihm in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In so doing, al-Marri admitted that he agreed with others to provide material support or resources to al-Qaeda in the form of personnel, including himself, to work under al-Qaeda’s...
  • Officials: Plane scare diplomat to be sent home

    04/08/2010 12:25:24 PM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 735+ views
    WEWSNewsNet5 ^ | 04/08/2010
    WASHINGTON - A Qatari diplomat who sparked a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane's bathroom will be sent home or transferred to another country, U.S. officials said Thursday. The officials said that as a result of his recall, the U.S. government would not take any formal action against the diplomat. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, said they expected Mohammed Al-Madadi to leave the United States later Thursday or Friday in accordance with assurances given to them by the Qatari embassy in Washington and authorities in the Qatari capital...

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "...let's get back to the woeful tale of Bro. Ismail Royer, as presented at the Umar Lee blog:" SNIPPET: "Mr. Royer, formerly associated with CAIR, is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his work on behalf of designated Terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba. Lashkar e Taiba is notable among other things for having killed 171 people in Mumbai in 2008, among many other atrocities."
  • Gitmo North

    11/18/2009 5:48:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,143+ views ^ | November 18, 2009
    War On Terror: Sen. Dick Durbin calls a plan to transfer 100 Guantanamo detainees to northwest Illinois "a dream come true." It would paint a bull's-eye on America's heartland in time for the 2012 Iowa caucuses. It seems the question of where to put the Guantanamo detainees is being settled as we speak, with liberal Democrats in the very blue state of Illinois welcoming them with open arms and outstretched hands for the federal dollars that will come with them. Federal officials last Friday inspected the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., a town of 500 on the Iowa border,...
  • FBI: Radical Islamist Group Ruled by Inmate in "Supermax" Jail

    10/30/2009 8:22:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 105 replies · 3,947+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2009 | John McCormack
    From the FBI press release on last night’s Dearborn, MI raid-turned-shootout that left radical Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, aka Christopher Thomas dead: Abdullah was the leader of part of a group that calls themselves Ummah (“the brotherhood”), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a state sentence in USP Florence, CO, ADMAX, for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.Interesting to note the active tense used in the...
  • Communicating a threat in Supermax; al Qaeda and their lawyers wage jailhouse jihad

    08/28/2009 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 18 replies · 1,593+ views ^ | August 28, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    President Barack Obama said, "Nobody has ever escaped from one of our federal, supermax prisons, which hold hundreds of convicted terrorists," during his May 21, 2009 speech at the National Archives. In this morning's Washington Post, they report a 2006 Department of Justice memo states that convicted al Qaeda prisoners in Supermax at Florence, Colorado "coordinated the beginning of a hunger strike" and developed "a sophisticated method to resist compulsory feeding" by communicated via "tapping on the pipes." (Has no one at the Bureau of Prisons ever heard of the Hanoi Hilton and how John McCain et al communicated by...
  • Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’: by Debra Burlingame (supporting documents, links, more info)

    07/30/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 1,547+ views ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Today, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled 'Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’: The terrorist sues to resume his jihad from prison. The Obama administration caves in,' Debra Burlingame writes: On June 17, at the Administrative Maximum (ADX) penitentiary in Florence, Colo., one of those albatrosses, inmate number 24079-038, began his day with a whole new range of possibilities. Eight days earlier [June 9, 2007 pdf file at link], the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver filed notice in federal court that the Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) which applied to that prisoner -- Richard C. Reid, a.k.a. the “Shoe Bomber” --...
  • Report: Supermax beds being cleared for Gitmo detainees

    07/23/2009 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 33 replies · 1,338+ views ^ | July 23, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Make room for jihadi! Tim Sumner reports at 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America that the Obama administration is shuffling prisoners and clearing out beds for Gitmo detainees.
  • A day in the life: Gitmo v. SuperMax

    06/04/2009 4:57:08 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 2 replies · 482+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 4, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    For the life of me, I can't figure out how closing Gitmo will be better for the detainees. To suggest that they are coddled in the Caribbean is an understatement. Let's go through some details.
  • U.S. Zapping Al-Qaeda? - Bin Laden disciple claims irradiated food on "supermax" prison menu

    08/04/2008 5:35:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 211+ views ^ | August 4, 2008
    AUGUST 4--An Osama bin Laden disciple serving life in the United States's only "supermax" federal prison believes that jailers are putting his health in jeopardy by X-raying all his food trays and commissary items in search of contraband items. Convicted terrorist Mohamed Al-Owhali alleges that the Bureau of Prisons security measure unreasonably increases his "daily exposure to potentially carcinogenic radiation," which the al-Qaeda operative claims violates Eighth Amendment prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. The 31-year-old Al-Owhali, who is being held at the "supermax" lockup in Florence, Colorado, was convicted of conspiring to bomb a U.S. embassy in Africa, an...
  • Jailed Terrorist: "I Want My Walkman" (and convicted al-queda murderer sues to get it)

    11/06/2007 3:42:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 40 replies · 600+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 6, 2007
    Jailed Terrorist: "I Want My Walkman" Convicted al-Qaeda murderer complains about life in federal prison NOVEMBER 6--An al-Qaeda operative serving life in prison for his role in the bombing of American embassies in Africa contends that his rights are being violated by U.S. jailers who have denied him access to Arabic publications and religious books, limited his mail privileges, and no longer allow him to use a Walkman. Mohamed Al-Owhali, 32, claims that his incarceration at the "supermax" federal prison in Florence, Colorado has left him so severely depressed that he stopped eating for months, forcing Bureau of Prisons...
  • (American Taliban) Lindh Moved to Supermax Prison in Colorado

    04/13/2007 9:42:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 933+ views ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2007 | AP
    Lindh Moved to Supermax Prison in Colorado Thursday, April 12, 2007 (04-12) 16:19 PDT Florence, Colo. (AP) -- John Walker Lindh, serving a 20-year sentence after fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, has been transferred to Supermax, the federal government's most secure prison, authorities said Thursday. Lindh was moved to the facility about 90 miles south of Denver in February for security reasons, said Isidro Garcia, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Garcia said he had no other information. Lindh's transfer was first reported on He had been held at a medium-security federal penitentiary in Victorville, Calif....

    12/19/2006 8:44:09 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 737+ views
    Time ^ | 11/5/06 | MARYANNE VOLLERS
    Highway 50 runs straight as a pool cue from Pueblo, Colo., through 23 miles of rangeland and piñon flats before offering an exit to the scruffy little city of Florence (pop. 3,795). Like Flint, Mich., or Orlando, Fla., Florence is a company town. The industry here is prisoners, and the company is the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Twenty years ago, the people of surrounding Fremont County ponied up $160,000 to buy some open land outside Florence, hoping to entice the bureau to build a prison complex as a way to boost the town's economy. Corrections had long been a mainstay...
  • The Guantanamo Supermax

    12/10/2006 8:13:06 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 12/10/06 | Harold C. Hutchison
    December 10, 2006: The United States has opened a new "supermax" (maximum security) prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, transferring 42 detainees to it. The new supermax can hold up to 178 prisoners, and has been built due to over 650 attacks on guards. It will be operated beside another prison built in 2004. This will allow the United States to close an older prison, which left guards more vulnerable to attacks. In at least 430 of the attacks, the detainees threw bodily fluids at the guards (which holds the risk for transmitting diseases). In another 225 cases, the assaults were...
  • (Richard Reid) Held in darkness and paranoia

    12/02/2006 5:19:37 PM PST · by fanfan · 65 replies · 2,667+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | GMT 02/12/2006
    At six feet four inches tall, Richard Reid makes a forbidding figure, even from behind the iron grates, steel doors and automated locks that separate him from his prison guards in this place they call Terrorist Central. Richard Reed after his arrest (Richard Reid) Held in darkness and paranoiaHunched on a stool that is moulded to the floor of his broom-cupboard-sized cell, he turns the pages of the newspaper spread out on the concrete desk before him, soaking up stories and pictures from an outside world that he will never see again. "Do you need anything today?" a prison guard...