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  • California Democrats intent on damage control after Leland Yee arrest (gun-running Dem a downer)

    04/02/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ^ | 3/31/14 | Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer
    The stunning arrest of veteran Democrat Leland Yee will erode, at least temporarily, Democratic dominance in the very blue Golden State. Yee, arrested after a five-year FBI sting operation, faces federal charges related to conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and accepting campaign funds in exchange for political favors. An LA Times headline read, “Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations.” “If there ever has been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I’m not aware of it, writes one observer. “The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a...
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • U.S. plot (Fort Dix) suspects had no intent to kill: attorneys

    12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Jon Hurdle
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Five Muslim men accused of planning an attack on a U.S. army base had no intention of following through even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11, defense attorneys said on Tuesday. The men, all born outside the United States, plotted but did not execute an attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey and discussed attacks on other installations including Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia, prosecutors say. They were arrested in May 2007 and face life in prison if convicted. In closing arguments after...
  • Italy: Plot to blow up Milan Cathedral

    12/04/2008 1:04:23 PM PST · by Frankusa · 63 replies · 7,835+ views
    Two Moroccans arrested in Italy yesterday wanted to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas. They hoped an attack during the busy holiday would cost dozens of lives. This according to tapped phone calls, reports La Repubblica. The two belonged to an Islamic terror cell which had been followed by the Italian police already for months... Rachid Ilhami (31) and Abdelkader Ghafir (43) were arrested in Giussano, a city 25km away from Milan. The detectives gathered from tapped phone calls and confiscated computer files that the two also prepared attacks on a supermarket and a police bureau. They are arrested...
  • Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' (part 2 'The path to terror in Canada' series)

    09/05/2006 9:37:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 953+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, September 05, 2006 | Stewart Bell
    Part 2 of National Post's series: "The path to terror in Canada" Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' Stewart Bell National Post Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the second of four parts, an exclusive interview with the Pakistani bride of Toronto terror suspect Jahmaal James. LAHORE, Pakistan - There are plastic flowers on the walls, a small computer on the table beneath the window and a curtain for a door....
  • Mounties had mole in alleged terror cell (Canada terror bust)

    07/13/2006 6:58:02 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 15 replies · 511+ views
    Toronto red Star ^ | Jul. 13, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Mounties had mole in alleged terror cell Exclusive: Law prohibits publication of prominent member of Muslim community Toronto red Star Jul. 13, 2006. 05:23 AM MICHELLE SHEPHARD STAFF REPORTER A well-known member of Toronto's Muslim community worked as a police agent to infiltrate an alleged terrorism cell that police say was planning attacks in Canada, the Toronto Star has learned. Although his identity is now known within the community and also to some of the 17 terrorism suspects arrested June 2, his name cannot be published due to Canadian laws. Sources say the man worked for the Canadian Security...
  • Attacks just beginning: London bomber (Islamofascist murderers celebrate 'anniversary')

    07/06/2006 3:30:50 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 17 replies · 661+ views
    Cnews.canoe.ca ^ | July 6, 2006 | JENNIFER QUINN
    Attacks just beginning: London bomber Cnews.canoe.ca July 6, 2006 By JENNIFER QUINN LONDON (AP) - One of the suicide bombers who struck London's transit system a year ago said in a video broadcast Thursday that the attacks were "only the beginning." The video, broadcast by Al-Jazeera, showed Shehzad Tanweer delivering the warning shortly before the July 7, 2005, attacks that killed 52 people as well as the four bombers. "What you have witnessed now is only the beginning," Tanweer, 22, said in the video. Tanweer killed six people and himself aboard a London Underground train. Ahmed al-Sheikh, an editor...
  • Miami Terror Indictment - U.S. v. Batiste, et al.

    06/23/2006 12:55:41 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 13 replies · 629+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 23 June 2006
    June 23, 2006 - Washington, DC - PipeLineNews.org - Take the below links to acces the DOJ's indictment of the Miami terror cell. It is an eleven page document - U.S. v Batiste, et al. Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Page 10Page 11
  • Lock our doors to terrorists (Canada: gov't must take the next step)

    06/20/2006 6:09:43 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 305+ views
    The London Free Press (Canada) ^ | Tuesday, 20 June, 2006 | Rory Leishman
    Lock our doors to terrorists The London Free Press Tuesday, 20 June, 2006 By Rory Leishman In a statement at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed that his government will spend more than $250 million over the next two years to improve passenger and baggage screening at airports, rail terminals, urban transit facilities and ports. "This is how the fight against terrorism will be won," he said. "Modernizing equipment and procedures, plugging the holes, filling the gaps and thinking one step ahead of the agents of hate and terror." Harper is right. When, though,...
  • The Terrorist Round-up for 6/16/06 (104 Killed in Iraq, 40 in Afghanistan - The Quagmire Continues)

    06/16/2006 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 17 replies · 1,793+ views
    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Richard M. Mason II, an assaultman for 2nd Platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, sights down range with his rocket launcher. Nicknamed the "Rocket Man," he has effectively fired 24 rockets using the Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon or SMAW during combat ops in Ramadi. (U.S.M.C. photo by Cpl. Joseph DiGirolamo) An assault team from B Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, prepare to enter a possible suicide vehicle bomb workshop in Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines are searching the vacant garage after receiving intelligence that the owner might be supporting...
  • Canadian Terror Probe Expands to 7 Nations

    06/05/2006 6:29:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 992+ views
    AP/MyWay ^ | June 5, 2006 | BETH DUFF-BROWN and ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO (AP) - Police said Monday more arrests are likely in an alleged plot to bomb buildings in Canada, while intelligence officers sought ties between the 17 suspects and Islamic terror cells in the United States and five other nations. A court said authorities had charged all 12 adults arrested over the weekend with participating in a terrorist group. Other charges included importing weapons and planning a bombing. The charges against five minors were not made public. The Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa, is believed to be among targets the group discussed. Toronto Mayor David Miller said CN Tower, a...
  • Canada Police Use Sting in Terror Arrests

    06/04/2006 9:03:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,092+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 04, 2006 at 20:55:41 PDT | BETH DUFF-BROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) - 0603dvs-canada-terror The Royal Canadian Mounted Police itself delivered three tons of potential bomb-making material to a group that authorities said wanted to launch a string of attacks inspired by al-Qaida, according to a news report Sunday. The Toronto Star said the sting unfolded when investigators delivered the ammonium nitrate to the group of Muslim Canadians, then moved in quickly on what officials called a homegrown terror ring. The newspaper said that investigators learned of the group's alleged plan to bomb targets around Ontario, then controlled the sale and transport of the fertilizer. Authorities refused to discuss...
  • Canada charges 17 in plot to blow up buildings

    06/03/2006 2:24:43 PM PDT · by john drake · 34 replies · 1,034+ views
    msnbc ^ | june 4, 2006 | msnbc news services
    TORONTO - A group of Canadian residents arrested in coordinated raids across the Toronto area for “terrorism-related offenses” had planned to blow up targets around southern Ontario, Canadian police said on Saturday. Mike McDonnell, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the group had acquired three metric tons of ammonium nitrate — or three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City — as they sought to “create explosive devices.” Police said they had arrested 12 adults and five young people.....
  • Major terror bust in Toronto

    06/03/2006 5:46:07 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 136 replies · 3,265+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | June 3, 2006 | VIVIAN SONG AND BRETT CLARKSON
    Major terror bust in TorontoAt least 8 in 'terror' cell arrested as police foil possible attack on TTC Toronto Sun June 3, 2006 By VIVIAN SONG AND BRETT CLARKSON, TORONTO SUN TORONTO - In a stunning development yesterday, police made a sweeping terrorist bust within the GTA and expected to make several more arrests throughout the night. "The RCMP, CSIS and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team arrested individuals throughout the GTA today in relation to terrorist-related offences," confirmed RCMP spokesman Corp. Michele Paradis. As of about 9 p.m. last night, Paradis also added "there are ongoing arrests." Though...
  • How Internet monitoring ... (Background on last nite's Toronto terror cell bust)

    06/03/2006 5:30:42 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 48 replies · 1,832+ views
    Toronto red-Star ^ | Jun. 3, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    How Internet monitoring sparked a CSIS investigation into a suspected homegrown terror cell Toronto red Star Jun. 3, 2006. 01:00 AM MICHELLE SHEPHARD STAFF REPORTER Last night's dramatic police raid and arrest of as many as a dozen men — with more to come — marks the culmination of Canada's largest ever terrorism investigation into an alleged homegrown cell. The chain of events began two years ago, sparked by local teenagers roving through Internet sites, reading and espousing anti-Western sentiments and vowing to attack at home, in the name of oppressed Muslims here and abroad. Their words were sometimes...
  • Terror cell known before Sept. 11

    08/17/2005 8:09:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,176+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES...Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | August 17, 2005 | PHILIP SHENON
    Army officer risks career to share details about intelligence The Defense Department did not dispute the account from Shaffer, a 42-year-old native of Kansas City, Mo., who is the first military officer associated with the so-called data-mining program to come forward to acknowledge his role publicly. At the same time, the department said in a statement that it was "working to gain more clarity on this issue" and that "it's too early to comment on findings related to the program identified as Able Danger." The FBI referred calls about Shaffer to the Pentagon. The account from Shaffer... Shaffer's lawyer, Mark...
  • Australia: Hunt closes on terror cell

    04/16/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 232+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 17 2004 | Martin Chulov
    THE arrest of a Sydney student on terrorism training charges has intensified the police focus on four Sydney men allegedly linked to a Pakistan-based terror cell that ASIO suspects plotted to bomb Australian military bases last year. Fourth-year medical student Izhar Ul-Haque has spent his second night in the nation's highest-security prison, the Supermax at Goulburn, after becoming only the second person charged in Australia with terrorism offences since the 1978 Hilton bombing. NSW Premier Bob Carr confirmed yesterday that his Government had been asked to make preparations to house more than one suspect in its prison system. "We were...
  • Shin Bet captures lethal Hamas terror cell in Ramallah

    12/23/2003 12:35:52 PM PST · by anotherview · 12 replies · 240+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 December 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Dec. 23, 2003 Shin Bet captures lethal Hamas terror cell in Ramallah By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH The weapons of the three IDF soldiers killed in the Ein Yabrud attack - St.-Sgt. Erez Idam, 19; 2. Sgt. Adi Ya'acov Solomon, 21; 3. Sgt. Elad Polack, 19 - are retrieved Photo: IDF Arms returned to Duchifat Battalion Photo: IDF The General Security Service (Shin Bet) and the IDF have cracked a large, Damascus funded Hamas terrorist infrastructure in the Ramallah area, security officials reported Tuesday. The infrastructure, comprised of 22 terrorists, was collectively responsible for the deaths of ten Israelis and the wounding...
  • A Separate World (Lackawanna Muslims)

    09/23/2002 1:00:58 PM PDT · by ganesha · 13 replies · 869+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 23 2002 | Susan Schulman,Lou Michel,Charity Vogel,Jay Ray
    A separate world More than 1,100 people of Yemeni descent live in Lackawanna. Their culture and their faith set them apart from others in the city - and co-existence has had its rough edges. By SUSAN SCHULMAN, LOU MICHEL and CHARITY VOGEL and JAY REY News Staff Reporters 9/23/2002 A crowd of men, probably a dozen or so, sits on the sidelines, and a few more sit nearby in their cars, rooting for the Lackawanna soccer team and its mostly Arab-American athletes. No soccer moms in this crowd. Just the guys watching what turns out to be a close game...
  • Mystery shrouds group's oldest member

    09/22/2002 11:12:24 AM PDT · by ganesha · 12 replies · 411+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 22 2002 | Jerry Zremski and Lou Michel
    Mystery shrouds group's oldest member By JERRY ZREMSKI and LOU MICHEL News Staff Reporters 9/22/2002 Kamal Derwish isn't the only mystery man connected to al- Qaida's suspected "Buffalo cell." Like Derwish, the other alleged cell member who remains at large, 36-year-old Jaber A. Elbaneh, is believed to be on the run in Yemen. By far the oldest of the eight men involved in the group, Elbaneh was a longtime resident of Lackawanna's Yemeni neighborhood. And like the seven other purported members of the cell, he is a registered Democrat. Public records list three addresses for him: two on Wilkesbarre Avenue...
  • Sought-after al Quaida suspect leaves traces in Lackawanna

    09/22/2002 10:51:03 AM PDT · by ganesha · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 22 2002 | Lou Michel and Jerry Zremski
    Sought-after al-Qaida suspect leaves traces in Lackawanna By LOU MICHEL and JERRY ZREMSKI News Staff Reporters 9/22/2002 Kamal Derwish cut a mysterious figure on his travels through Lackawanna. People remember little about the plump, pious visitor from the Middle East who prayed with young people in the local mosque. And he's more mysterious than ever, now that he's believed to be on the run in Yemen, a fugitive from U.S. justice and alleged to be the ringleader of what federal officials describe as al-Qaida's "Buffalo cell." Derwish, a 29-year-old Buffalo native of Yemeni descent, served as the link between the...
  • Judge will rule by Oct 3 on bail for terror suspects

    09/21/2002 10:04:32 AM PDT · by ganesha · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 21 | Michael Beebe
    Judge will rule by Oct. 3 on bail for terror suspects By MICHAEL BEEBE News Staff Reporter 9/21/2002 Six Lackawanna men charged with providing support to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network will remain jailed at least for another two weeks, until a federal magistrate judge rules after conducting one of the longest bail hearings on record here. Both sides will submit written briefs on their argument to the judge, who said he will issue a written decision by Oct. 3. Government prosecutors offered little new evidence in their rebuttal Friday to defense claims that the accused pose no danger to...
  • With Arrests will come a test of terror laws

    09/20/2002 9:10:20 AM PDT · by ganesha · 8 replies · 236+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | September 20 2002 | Jerry Zremski
    With arrests will come a test of terror laws As the story of the Lackawanna suspects grows, attention is being paid to the legal grounds that will determine their fate. By JERRY ZREMSKI News Washington Bureau 9/20/2002 WASHINGTON - The law aimed at stopping another Timothy McVeigh instead ensnared six Yemeni-Americans from Lackawanna - even though it appears they never did anything so immediately dangerous as filling a Ryder truck with explosives. The men stand accused of violating the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Congress' response to McVeigh's 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. If...
  • Two of 6 men admit to being at terror camp

    09/20/2002 9:02:25 AM PDT · by ganesha · 31 replies · 410+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 20 2002 | Dan Herbeck
    Two of 6 men admit being at terror camp By DAN HERBECK News Staff Reporter 9/20/2002 One of the Lackawanna sleeper cell suspects now admits that he trained with al-Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan, but insists that he left their camp in fear and disgust over the "crazy radical mentality" that he witnessed there. Sahim Alwan, 29, said he pleaded several times with al-Qaida leaders to allow him to leave the camp last year, and was allowed to leave only after faking an ankle injury. He also maintains that he never heard any "specific threats" of terrorism aimed at the United...
  • Federal Criminal Complaint Against Six Alleged Members Of Buffalo, NY, Terror Cell

    09/16/2002 4:13:54 PM PDT · by Drknows · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Findlaw.com ^ | September 16, 2002 | Federal Criminal Complaint
    Federal Criminal Complaint Against Six Alleged Members Of Terror Cell Located In Buffalo, New York, Alleging That Defendants Conspired To Provide Material Support And Resources To A Foreign Terrorist Organization. [PDF] UNITED STATES v. YAHYA GOBA, et al. (Sept. 13, 2002) http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/terrorism/usgoba091302cmp.pdf UNITED STATES v. MUKHTAR AL-BAKRI (Sept. 13, 2002) http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/terrorism/usal-bakri091302cmp.pdf