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  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • NY Doctor Found Guilty of Sending Funds to Iraq

    02/10/2005 3:34:51 PM PST · by TexKat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/05
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstate New York doctor was found guilty on Thursday of illegally sending millions of dollars to Iraq, in violation of U.S. sanctions, authorities said. Rafil Dhafir was convicted of 59 out of 60 charges ranging from conspiracy to money laundering to Medicare fraud after a 15-week federal trial in Syracuse, N.Y., prosecutors said. Dhafir, an oncologist, used an unregistered charity named "Help the Needy" to solicit some $4 million in contributions in the United States and then launder much of it to Iraq through bank accounts in Jordan, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said he began sending...
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • Federal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigation

    04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 535+ views
    SNIPPET: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Bush Administration illegally wiretapped the U.S. branch of the Saudi Arabian-based charity al Haramain Islamic Foundation. While ground breaking in its assessment of the controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling is perhaps more important in that it may dismantle a five-year investigation into al Haramain's financial support for terrorist organizations. Al Haramain is active in more than 50 countries. The U.S. branch registered as a non-profit charity in Oregon in 1999.While it claims to "stand against terrorism, injustice, or subversive activities in any form, and [ ]...
  • Daniel Pipes: Terror's apologists go mute

    08/12/2003 1:16:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 185+ views
    National Post ^ | August 12 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Howls of rage went up after the Joint Terrorism Task Force, guns drawn, arrested Maher Hawash in the parking lot of an Intel Corporation facility in March, 2003, and placed him in solitary confinement. The protests intensified as prosecutors detained him without charges for more than a month in an Oregon jail while they pored over the evidence. Given Maher Mofeid "Mike" Hawash's biography, this all came as a particular shock, for he personified the American success story. A Palestinian born in Nablus in 1964 and reared in Kuwait, he arrived in the United States in 1984, earning degrees in...
  • US Apologizes to Gaddafi For Using Harsh Words That Offended the Dear Dictator

    03/10/2010 10:12:57 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 31 replies · 1,278+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/10/10 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama State Department apologized to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for offending the dear tyrant with offensive language. The BBC reported: The US State Department has apologized for comments made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s call for jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland. Department spokesman PJ Crowley, who made the dismissive comments, said they did not reflect US policy and were not intended to offend. Col Gaddafi had criticised a Swiss vote against the building of minarets and urged Muslims to boycott the country. Mr Crowley described it as “lots of words, not necessarily a lot of sense.” Libya and...
  • Suspected Hezbollah Mole Pleads Guilty To FBI File Snooping

    11/14/2007 9:08:35 AM PST · by Fennie · 23 replies · 478+ views
    Daily News ^ | November 14, 2007 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - A suspected Hezbollah mole who penetrated who penetrated the ranks of the FBI and CIA pleaded guilty Tuesday to falsely getting U.S. citizenship and snooping in FBI terrorism files. Former waitress Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, of Vienna, Va., admitted arranging a sham marriage with an American in Michigan to win U.S. citizenship. She parlayed that into sensitive jobs as an FBI special agent and a CIA operations officer, sources said. Sources told The News that Prouty is believed to be a double-agent planted in the agencies by Hezbollah or its supporters, though government officials downplayed her ties to...
  • Documents Shed New Light On Holy Land Trail

    08/26/2007 6:20:28 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | Aug 26, 2007 | AP
    DALLAS Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and video tapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fund-raising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists.Much of the evidence has surfaced before in books, newspaper articles and previous trials. But those who track terror-financing say the document haul from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development has also produced new information.They say the documents shed light on a web of related organizations of militant Palestinian supporters in the United States, some of...
  • Indictment expected for California man in al-Qaida videos (Gadahn-Pearlman)

    09/07/2006 5:54:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies · 676+ views
    NY Daily News via Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 9/7/06 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - An American who has made al-Qaida propaganda videos is charged with aiding terrorists in a secret federal indictment expected to be unsealed soon, the New York Daily News has learned. Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old Californian who now calls himself Azzam al-Amriki, has appeared in four al-Qaida videos. In two of the videos, released since the July 7 anniversary of last year's bombings of London's transit system, he appears with his face uncovered. The federal indictment is expected unsealed in Los Angeles in the next few days, three sources said. It will likely charge Gadahn with giving material...
  • UPDATE: Mystery man in terrorist investigation [Hamas in Toledo]

    03/10/2006 11:53:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 614+ views
    Mystery man in terrorist investigation WTVG-- March 2, 2006 - The trainer's identity may have been found. Here's the latest on the man who helped investigators piece together a case against three suspected terrorists. The so-called "trainer" is now linked to the Toledo-based Kind Hearts Organization, a Muslim charity. Employees say the Trainer was a part-time Kind Hearts employee known as "Balil". The Toledo Blade and Cleveland Plain Dealer identify Balil as 39-year-old Darren Griffin. It's believed he is no longer in Toledo and is under the protection of the federal government. Meanwhile, Kind Hearts says the Trainer often tried...
  • New Red Cross emblem hits snag [Israel]

    06/20/2006 7:05:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 1,428+ views
    Muslim countries use procedural moves to block progress at conference. An attempt to end Israel's long isolation from the Red Cross humanitarian movement hit a snag Tuesday as Muslim opponents used procedural moves to block progress at a decisive international conference, delegates said. The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which opened Tuesday and is expected to conclude Wednesday, is being asked to approve changes to meet Israeli demands of almost six decades that it be granted full membership without using the cross or crescent to identify itself. But Red Cross officials hosting the conference confirmed that...
  • Feds Mistakenly Turned Over Secret Papers

    02/16/2006 4:13:12 PM PST · by ivyleaguebrat · 77 replies · 5,374+ views
    BREITBART.COM/AP ^ | 2/16/2006
    Federal prosecutors and investigators in Dallas acknowledged in court documents that they mistakenly gave defense lawyers information about the inner-workings of secretive counterterrorism investigations. It took federal officials four months to discover that in April they had turned over secret court applications for wiretaps, which often have sensitive information from U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies, according to court papers that were unsealed this week. The materials were given to lawyers for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and seven of its senior officers, who have been indicted on charges they illegally funneled millions of dollars to support the...
  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by The Final Harvest · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • Appeals court upholds dismissal of suit against news organizations (Islamic "Charity" Civil Suit)

    12/01/2004 5:10:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 404+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | December 2, 2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) An appeals court Wednesday upheld the dismissal of an Islamic charity's civil suit accusing six news organizations and eight journalists of defaming the charity by reporting that it was under investigation for possible terrorist ties. The 33-page opinion by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals brushed aside claims by Global Relief Foundation based in suburban Bridgeview that there were serious doubts about whether the government could prove that it had ever supported terrorism. The news organizations, including The Associated Press, never wrote that the group had ties to terrorism but only that it was under investigation for...
  • Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb

    07/12/2004 5:52:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler
    ( - Fourteen miles from the U.S. Capitol, a basement-run organization with alleged ties to Hamas and al Qaeda is a crucial link in the planning of any future terrorist attacks against the United States, according to several terrorism experts who analyzed documents and other information obtained in a investigation. The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Va., is publicly identified as a Muslim think tank but has multiple ties to the terrorism underworld, according to the sources, who are both inside and outside government. "UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group,"...
  • Australia's terror web gets bigger

    09/04/2003 10:17:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 742+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 05 2003
    A SYDNEY man allegedly telephoned the suspected leader of al-Qa'ida in Spain – Abu Dahdah – seeking help to move a "brother" and his family throughout Europe. The allegation about former Qantas baggage handler Bilal Khazal – made in documents tendered in Mr Dahdah's terrorism trial – contradicts claims by him that he had never spoken to the alleged terror chief, or even knew who he was. As more details of a network of alleged terror supporters in Australia emerged yesterday, it has been claimed a second Australian named in the Spanish court documents, Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran, was...
  • Mounties arrest Abdullah Khadr

    12/18/2005 6:27:25 AM PST · by fanfan · 34 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 17, 2005. 10:46 PM | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Abdullah Khadr, the eldest son of a reputed Canadian Al Qaeda financier, was arrested by the RCMP yesterday on terrorism-related charges at the request of American authorities. The 25-year-old Canadian recently returned from Pakistan where he was held for 14 months without charge. He was arrested last night after agreeing to meet an RCMP officer at a McDonald's near his Scarborough apartment, his relatives said last night. His mother, Maha Elsamnah tried to intervene in the arrest and was also taken into custody, but later released without charges. Khadr's brother, 22-year-old Abdurahman was also at the fast food restaurant and...
  • Scarborough man ran terror camp: papers

    02/05/2003 4:00:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 748+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 05 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Abdullah Khadr at large: Brothers were caught in Afghanistan, father is wanted for aiding Osama bin Laden The federal government released secret intelligence documents yesterday revealing that an al-Qaeda training camp in eastern Afghanistan was under the command of a Scarborough man whose two brothers are captives in the war on terrorism. Abdullah Khadr, 22, is described in a Privy Council Office intelligence report as a suspected al-Qaeda member who is thought to have "commanded an extremist training camp in Lowgar Province in Afghanistan." He is the fourth member of the Khadr family to come to the attention of Canadian...
  • Muslim charity is searched (Group accused of terror link, but not charged )

    02/28/2003 3:12:45 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 4 replies · 93+ views
    .freep ^ | February 27, 2003 | NIRAJ WARIKOO, TAMARA AUDI AND MARYANNE GEORGE
    <p>Federal agents raided a Michigan-based Muslim charity Wednesday after federal officials said the group operated a Web site that advocates terrorism.</p> <p>The government also announced indictments that connect the group to another charity that allegedly helped funnel millions of dollars illegally to Iraq.</p>
  • Freed Writer Testifies in CIA Leak Probe

    09/30/2005 11:53:30 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 26 replies · 928+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2005 | Carol D. Leonnig and Jim VandeHei
    N.Y. Times' Miller Tells Grand Jury About 2003 Talks With Cheney Aide Libby Page A04 New York Times reporter Judith Miller told a grand jury yesterday about her conversations with Vice President Cheney's top aide in the summer of 2003, moving the two-year investigation into whether senior Bush administration officials illegally leaked covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity a step closer to its end. Sources familiar with Miller's testimony say her account of two discussions with Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, that July are similar to the account Libby reportedly gave the grand jury last year.
  • Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted (leftist activists, Voices in the Wilderness, skate)

    03/09/2003 11:36:44 PM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 7 March 2003 | Renee K. Gadoua
    Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted Friday, March 07, 2003By Renee K. Gadoua The same federal act used to indict three Central New Yorkers accused of illegally sending money to Iraq has not been enforced against at least a dozen local residents who openly violated U.S. law by traveling there. The International Emergency Economic Powers Act authorizes U.S. sanctions against Iraq. Four Muslims, including three Onondaga County residents, were indicted Feb. 26 on charges that include violating the act by using the Syracuse-based charity Help the Needy to send money to Iraq without a license. About 600 people have...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Probe of Muslims intensifies

    08/25/2003 1:50:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/25/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A task force of federal agents has ratcheted up a two-year-old antiterrorism investigation aimed at several Virginia-based Islamic charities suspected of diverting millions of dollars to terror network al Qaeda and other militant radicals.</p> <p>Led by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI, the task-force probe has targeted a number of people tied to several private companies and interrelated Islamic charities operating out of business fronts in Herndon and Falls Church.</p>
  • Court Papers Show Charges That Group Aided Terrorists

    10/18/2003 2:19:51 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 11 replies · 525+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2003 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    ASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — Federal law enforcement authorities said in court documents unsealed on Friday that they suspected a group of Islamic charities in Northern Virginia of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars or more from Saudi Arabia to help finance terrorist attacks by Hamas and other militant groups.The authorities said in documents that they suspected that the network of charitable and educational institutions known as the Saar group in Herndon, Va., used an elaborate system of domestic and overseas financial transactions to "blur the trail" of its revenues and disguise the fact that it was sending money to aid...
  • Albania freezes assets of fugitive Saudi businessman on U.S. terror list

    12/15/2004 11:45:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 545+ views
    The Star Online ^ | December 15 2004
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian government said Wednesday it has frozen the assets of a Saudi citizen who is under investigation for alleged money laundering to terror networks. Authorities have seized 22 apartment units owned by Yasin Al-Qadi, a fugitive Saudi businessman suspected of laundering money for Osama bin Laden's terror network through extensive business dealings in Albania, said Alban Beqa, a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance. Al-Qadi, 47, has been under investigation since January 2002 for money laundering. He had already left the country by that time. Al-Qadi headed the Saudi-based Muwafaq Foundation, which U.S. investigators suspect...
  • Second Saudi with possible link to terror is tied to Ptech

    01/21/2003 2:17:53 AM PST · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2003 | Ross Kerber
    <p>Ptech came under scrutiny chiefly because of the role of an early financial backer, Yasin al-Qadi. He helped run a charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, that the Bush administration has alleged financed Al Qaeda, the terror organization. Al-Qadi, who has denied being connected to terrorism, previously served as a director of Ptech investor Sarmany Ltd., an investment company registered in the Isle of Man.</p>
  • Former officers of Islamic charity arrested on federal charges

    05/12/2005 4:09:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 900+ views ^ | May 12, 2005 | Theo Emery
    BOSTON -- Two former officers of an Islamic charity were arrested on Thursday after they were indicted on federal charges of lying to authorities investigating the charity's alleged ties to terrorist organizations. Emadeddin Z. Muntasser, the former president of Care International, and Muhammed Mubayyid, the defunct charity's former treasurer, were arrested Wednesday on charges of concealing information from federal agencies, conspiring to defraud the United States, and making false statements to the FBI. "Organizations that conceal their true activities to abuse our tax laws, and in this case fund their support of the mujahideen and jihad, will be prosecuted to...

    10/15/2003 1:36:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 439+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>October 15, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Pentagon investigators will question a Muslim chaplain who arranged a trip to Mecca for Islamic U.S. servicemen that was paid for by a Saudi charity linked to al Qaeda, a top Defense Department official said yesterday. In March 2001, Capt. Rasheed Muhammad led a "Haj tour" for about 60 Muslim service people that was paid for by the Muslim World League, which is dedicated to the spread of an extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • FBI Raids Islamic Charity In Columbia, Mo.

    10/14/2004 6:16:52 AM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 21 replies · 853+ views
  • 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,...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Galloway: others may have taken money

    04/24/2003 6:32:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 32 replies · 462+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/24/03 | Richard Norton-Taylor, Sarah Hall and Jamie Wilson
    George Galloway conceded last night that intermediaries in his fund-raising activities could have siphoned off money from Saddam Hussein - but insisted he had never done so. As the Labour MP fought to counter allegations that he received up to Ł375,000 a year from the Iraqi regime, Mr Galloway revealed the full amount given to the Mariam Appeal - the organisation he founded to fly a young Iraqi leukemia victim to Britain for medical treatment and which then became a campaign against Iraqi sanctions - and pledged to release further figures today. Speaking to the Guardian from his holiday home...
  • Fateful meeting lights blue touchpaper (Galloway, wife; Zureikat)

    04/23/2003 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 22 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | April 23, 2003
    MP's wife introduced him to Saddam sympathiser, writes CAMERON SIMPSON and AARON HICKLIN GEORGE Galloway first met the shadowy figure of Fawaz Zureikat through his Palestinian wife. The fateful meeting was to propel the man who goes under the soubriquets of "Gorgeous George" and the "MP for Baghdad Central" into one of the biggest crises of his colourful career. Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, 36, a Jerusalem-born scientist who married Mr Galloway in a secret ceremony in London in February 2000, had gone to the same university in Jordan as Mr Zureikat. Mr Zureikat's name first surfaced in a letter from Mr...
  • U.S. alleges tie between Muslim charity, bin Laden; man accused of trying to obtain uranium

    01/30/2003 7:30:37 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 521+ views ^ | 1/30/03 - 9:41 am | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors accused a Syrian-born American of once leading a Muslim charity that the Treasury Department calls a terrorist group, and said he tried to help Osama bin Laden get a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>The government said Mohamed Loay Bayazid was president of the suburban Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation in 1994, about the same time he is accused of trying to get uranium for al-Qaida.</p>
  • Al Qaeda Operative Possibly Nabbed in Iraq

    01/23/2004 4:11:03 PM PST · by woofie · 36 replies · 3,041+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 23, 2004 | Bret Baier and Ian McCaleb
    <p>WASHINGTON — U.S. forces in Iraq believe they may be facing an Al Qaeda cell in Fallujah after a man with suspected ties to the terror network was captured last week, sources told Fox News Friday.</p> <p>The man said to have been arrested was Husam al-Yemeni, said to be part of the leadership structure of Ansar al-Islam (search), the Al Qaeda-associated terrorist group based in Iraqi Kurdistan. Some U.S. officials described al-Yemeni as the first Al Qaeda operative captured in Iraq.</p>
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Conversations with a Terrorist

    06/08/2004 1:26:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 499+ views ^ | 6/08/04 | Joe Kaufman
    As a columnist for FrontPage Magazine who gravitates toward controversial subjects, I get my share of responses, sometimes from unexpected quarters. In April of 2003, I received an e-mail from someone calling himself “Ismail Royer.” At the time, I didn’t realize the importance of this correspondence: I had just been contacted by a terrorist. Background Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer, a native of St. Louis, converted to Islam at the age of 19, at the impetus of an acquaintance and a “singing bird.” He began attending mosque and, in 1994, took a position with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-proclaimed Islamic civil rights group. CAIR, at the...
  • Iraq, its domain and the 'terrorist-funding' owner

    04/10/2003 11:55:25 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 12 replies · 641+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | Apr. 9, 2003 | Kieren McCarthy
    Iraq, its domain and the 'terrorist-funding' owner By Kieren McCarthy Posted: 09/04/2003 at 11:54 GMT The war against Iraq may be drawing to a close but the war over its Internet future is just beginning. As with the overthrow of the Afghanistan regime by US forces, it is widely thought that the removal of Saddam Hussein from power will see the Middle Eastern country catch up with the rest of the world in terms of Internet infrastructure and use. Currently, there is limited, expensive and state-controlled Internet use in Iraq, beamed via satellite since sanctions on the country have...
  • Senate panel seeks Missouri Based Islamic charity’s tax records

    01/23/2004 7:36:44 AM PST · by rface · 7 replies · 504+ views
    Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | January 22, 2004 | JOHN SULLIVAN of the Tribune’s staff
    A congressional committee has included a local Islamic charity in a new round of inquiries into suspected ties between not-for-profit groups and terrorists. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has requested the financial records of 25 Islamic charities, including the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency, or IARA. In particular, the request included donor lists that are reported to the IRS but protected under a privacy statute. The request comes two years after FBI, Department of the Treasury and other federal agency investigations into charities suspected of having ties to international terrorists. Since 2001, the United States has frozen more than $136...
  • Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity: Group Owns Property In Ashland

    06/04/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 30 replies · 334+ views ^ | June 4, 2004 |
    Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity Group Owns Property In Ashland ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Saudi Arabian government is trying to shut down an Islamic charity with ties to Oregon and to terrorism. Al-Haramain runs a branch in Ashland and owns a house and acreage (pictured) in the Southern Oregon town. The FBI shut down the Ashland branch and seized evidence several months ago. The Oregon foundation is accused of laundering money from overseas and channeling it to terrorist groups. Al-Haramain still owns the Ashland property but cannot use it until the investigation is complete. The organization's president...
  • Feds arrest man linked to 'dirty bomb' suspect

    06/15/2002 1:22:08 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 6 replies · 325+ views
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2002 | Mark Potter
    <p>MIAMI (CNN) -- Federal officials in Miami told CNN Saturday they had arrested a south Florida Muslim activist with ties to "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.</p> <p>Adham Amin Hassoun was arrested during a Wednesday night traffic stop by members of South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela and Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Rodney Germain.</p>
  • Bin Laden 'received UN cash'

    10/21/2001 1:29:40 AM PDT · by Born in a Rage · 21 replies · 257+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-20-01 | BBC
    Bin Laden 'received UN cash' Charities worldwide responded to the Sudan's famine A BBC investigation has revealed that the United Nations funded the work of a charity believed by the United States to be a front organisation for Osama Bin Laden. The UN donated more than $1.4m to a consortium of charities working in the Sudan in 1997, one of which was the Muwafaq (Arabic: blessed relief) Foundation. The US Treasury believes wealthy businessman Yasin al-Qadi set up the charity. In a crackdown following the 11 September plane attacks on the US, Mr al-Qadi's assets were among those frozen by ...
  • CAIR Condemns Murder of American in Iraq

    05/11/2004 2:46:41 PM PDT · by weegee · 97 replies · 585+ views
    CAIR via Newswire (wasn't on CAIR's website) ^ | 5/11/2004 4:30:00 PM | no byline
    To: National Desk Contact: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787; 202-744-7726 or; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787; 202-439-1441 or, both of CAIR WASHINGTON, May 11 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the murder of an American civilian in Iraq by a group claiming links to Al-Qaeda. A video posted on an Internet web site shows the beheading of a Philadelphia man working as a contractor in Iraq whose body was found on a highway overpass in Baghdad on Saturday. The group that carried out the killing said it was in retaliation for the ongoing Iraq prison abuse...
  • Somali pleads not guilty to lying about donation

    01/31/2004 10:02:12 PM PST · by piasa · 7 replies · 291+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | January 24, 2004 | By Marisa Taylor and Leonel Sanchez
    The president of two San Diego-based Somalian organizations pleaded not guilty yesterday to lying about taking money from a group linked to terrorists. Community leaders and his family said they were mystified by the charges. Omar Abdi Mohammed, 41, a teacher's assistant in a San Diego elementary school, was described by prosecutors in federal court as a shadowy figure who collected more than $351,000 from a group accused of financing international terrorism. Prosecutors have refused to say what they believe Mohammed did with the money, but they said in court that, in addition to the $351,000, he also received $1,700...
  • Accused terror banker slips out of Australia

    01/31/2004 9:29:15 PM PST · by piasa · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 30, 2004 | Michael McKenna, Mark Dunn and Ian McPhedran
    AN accused terrorism financier arrested in the US last week had just returned from a trip to Australia where he is believed to have a child. But in a security blunder, the arrest took Australia's intelligence agencies, who were unaware the man was in Australia, by complete surprise. Omar Abdi Mohamed, 41, is being investigated after allegedly receiving $454,866 from a group accused by US authorities of direct links to al-Qaida. But Australian authorities were not told of any terrorist concerns surrounding Mr Mohamed before his most recent trip to Australia, which ended only last month. "Obviously this person would...
  • Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status. Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families

    12/01/2003 10:24:50 PM PST · by tubavil · 5 replies · 1,182+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/1/2003 | Stewart Bell
    Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status Tax violation: Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families Stewart Bell National Post Monday, December 01, 2003 TORONTO - Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of the Canadian branch of a Saudi organization that has faced longstanding allegations of ties to terrorism. A notice in the government publication Canada Gazette said the Muslim World League (MWL) is one of several charities that "have not met the filing requirements of the Income Tax Act." The revocation came into effect on Nov. 15, but the organization, dedicated to promoting Islam, was still calling itself...
  • Head of charity imprisoned for diverting funds to militants

    08/18/2003 10:26:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) &#8212; A Muslim charity leader linked by prosecutors to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was sentenced yesterday to more than 11 years in federal prison for defrauding donors.</p> <p>Enaam Arnaout, 41, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen who said he has met bin Laden but opposes terrorism, was calm as the sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon.</p>