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  • Homegrown Terror Suspects Turned Toward Radicalism in U.S. Prisons

    06/02/2009 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 22, 2009 | By Joseph Abrams
    The four men charged with plotting to blow up two New York synagogues and shoot down military planes converted to Islam while behind bars, a place terror experts say is a cauldron for Islamic radicalism. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were said by friends and family to have become Muslims while in prison, where they began on a path toward terrorist violence that law enforcement officials say is part of a troubling trend in America. "Prisons can play a critical role in both triggering and reinforcing the radicalization process," read a landmark 2007 report from the...
  • Saudi king shakes up religious establishment

    02/14/2009 12:21:02 PM PST · by AH_LiveRight · 6 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | DONNA ABU-NASR
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi king on Saturday dismissed the chief of the religious police and a cleric who condoned killing the owners of TV networks that broadcast "immoral" content, signaling an effort to weaken the country's hard-line Sunni establishment. The shake-up — King Abdullah's first since coming to power in August 2005 — included the appointment of a female deputy minister, the highest government position a Saudi woman has attained. snip Khashoggi said Faisal has been working behind the scenes on plans to reform education. After the Sept. 11 attacks, carried out by 19 Arabs, including 15 Saudis,...
  • Arkansas recruiting center jihadist killer studied jihad in Yemen

    06/01/2009 7:43:33 PM PDT · by GVnana · 63 replies · 3,701+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/1/2009
    The jihadist, back from Yemen I have learned from a well-placed source that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed one soldier and wounded another at a a Little Rock military recruiting center today, and who faces charges of terrorism as well as first-degree murder, has recently returned from Yemen, where he studied jihad with an Islamic scholar there. Apparently the Islamic scholar under whom this American convert to Islam studied was yet another misunderstander of Islam's true, peaceful teachings. More on this as it develops.
  • MB Comes to the Inaugural (Muslim Brotherhood)

    01/15/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 767+ views
    dianawest.net ^ | 1/14/09 | Diana West
    Jeffrey Imm writes in with an AP report about the January 21 Inaugural prayer service to take place at the National Cathedral in Washington. Among those officiating will be Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). This is an outrage and should be stopped. What's ISNA? As I have written (here, for instance), the US government has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Actually, the Muslim Brotherhood itself has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. And the Muslim Brotherhood is all about extending Islamic law globally--even in America. According to its 1991...
  • Imams arrested in America are relatives of LeT founder Saeed ( pro-Osama )

    12/10/2006 7:54:35 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,074+ views
    DILIGENT MEDIA CORPORATION ^ | December 08, 2006 | Amir Mir
    The Pakistani authorities have confirmed the American findings that the imams of three mosques arrested on November 15 in Boston happen to be the close relatives of the founder of the deadly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamaatul Daawa. Pakistani interior ministry sources said that the three Boston-based imams — Hafiz Muhammad Hannan Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Mohammad Hamid — are close relatives of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The sources said they have informed the American authorities that while Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Hamid happen to be the real brother of Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Hannan is...
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies · 1,792+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • UK police arrest Islamic cleric for soliciting to kill Jews

    02/19/2002 1:31:25 AM PST · by veronica · 33 replies · 1,259+ views
    Reuters/Haaretz Daily ^ | 2/19/02 | Staff Writer
    A London-based Muslim cleric was arrested by anti-terrorist officers on Monday amid allegations that he urged Muslims to kill Jews and non-believers, police sources said. Abdullah el-Faisal, 38, was seized by Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch officers in a dawn raid at his home in east London on Monday. Born in Jamaica and a convert to Islam, he had been touring Britain urging followers to kill Jews and non-believers, police said. Members of parliament had called for action to be taken against the cleric after it was reported that video tapes carrying his message were on sale in Islamic bookshops in ...
  • Ouster Sought Of Official In Imam Case

    04/11/2007 9:19:28 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 829+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 4/11/07 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    Mayor Bloomberg is being asked to dismiss from the city's Commission on Human Rights the lawyer involved in a lawsuit that could discourage ordinary citizens from reporting what they believe to be suspicious activity. In a letter sent to Mr. Bloomberg on Monday, an assemblyman of Queens, Rory Lancman, said Omar Mohammedi's position on the human rights commission undermines efforts to encourage New Yorkers to act as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Mr. Bloomberg made Mr. Mohammedi a commissioner for the human rights commission in 2002. As a private attorney, Mr. Mohammedi is representing a group of imams...
  • Megapastor Rick Warren blasts Iraq war, praises Syria

    11/22/2006 7:13:43 PM PST · by Tim Long · 157 replies · 4,412+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 15, 2006 8:34 p.m. Eastern
    Official state news report quotes 'Purpose-Driven' author criticizing U.S. Syria's Grand Mufti Sheik Badr al-Din Hassoun and Rick Warren California mega-church pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling "Purpose-Driven Life," reportedly told a Syrian-controlled news agency the U.S. should have been holding dialogues with Damascus; Syrian Muslims and Christians co-exist peacefully; and the Syrian leadership is responsible for the nation's tolerance and stability. That's according to the news agency SANA, which has issued a number of reports this week as Warren visits Syria and meets various leaders and officials, much to the dismay of many in the U.S. "We at...
  • Imam's missile-plot defense: All a joke!

    08/11/2004 1:37:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 543+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2004 | GREG B. SMITH
    ALBANY - A mosque leader charged with helping launder money in a missile plot thought all the weapon talk was a joke, his lawyer said yesterday - but prosecutors were not laughing. Imam Yassin Muhiddin Aref was jailed without bail after prosecutors questioned why his name was found in a notebook in a terrorist camp listed as "Commander Yassin, United States." They also unveiled a photo of the imam's co-defendant watching as an informant shouldered a real surface-to-air missile in the back room of an Albany-area convenience store. That was among the evidence cited by prosecutors in Albany Federal Court...
  • NYC jail chaplain is suspended over Tucson comments

    03/11/2006 10:48:58 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 555+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
    The head chaplain for New York City jails has been suspended while the city investigates claims he made incendiary statements last year in Tucson, including a comment that the "greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House." The New York Post reported Thursday that Umar Abdul-Jalil made the remarks at a conference sponsored by the Muslim Students Association in Tucson. It said the Investigative Project, a Washington organization that tracks extremist Islamic groups, recorded the speech, in which he also allegedly said that Muslims jailed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were "tortured" in the Manhattan Correctional Center. Abdul-Jalil,...
  • Behind Scenes, Informer's Path Led U.S. to 20 Terror Cases

    11/17/2004 9:28:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 817+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    The ruins of the World Trade Center were still burning when federal agents arrested two men at Kennedy Airport who were found with more than $140,000 hidden in cardboard boxes with honey jars bound for Yemen. For the agents, aware that terrorists were said to use honey shipments to hide money, that slender lead could not be ignored. If the world was suddenly different for everybody back then, in October 2001, with federal agents and prosecutors both properly alarmed and also under sudden pressure to make terrorism cases, they still relied on old techniques developed in generations of Mafia and...
  • IMAM: I STUMPED FOR BUSH

    03/13/2006 4:58:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,608+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2006 | SARAH GARLAND, STEPHANIE GASKELL and ANDY GELLER
    An imam under fire for saying that "the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House" made a surprising admission yesterday - he campaigned for President Bush in the last election. Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil (right, yesterday), who was suspended Thursday as head chaplain of the city's jails for that and other inflammatory remarks, made the disclosure at a news conference held to defend him. A supporter, the Rev. Lonnie McLeod of the Church of High Hope in East Harlem, said that Abdul-Jalil was "as true an American as you would ever find" and would "lay his life down for...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ninemsn.com.au ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Angry Omar sees the light (The Classic coward muslim terrorist, very funny)

    07/22/2006 4:59:34 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 30 replies · 1,760+ views
    timesonline U.K. ^ | July 23, 2006 | Rod Liddle
    The man who from safe and agreeably leafy north London suburbia offered his continual support to suicide bombers and refused to condemn the attacks of 9/11 and July 7, all the while ranting against the perfidies of western civilisation and its infidel cockroach minions, now wishes to return to the bosom of Satan as quickly as possible.
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 14 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • JIHAD FEAR IN QUEENS - GANG'S UGLY TACTICS

    06/09/2006 7:50:15 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 30 replies · 1,387+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/9/06
    June 9, 2006 -- The Queens chapter of an international jihadist group - founded by the Brooklyn College grad accused of being an al Qaeda sympathizer - is terrorizing people in the extremist's old stomping grounds, residents said yesterday. "They have a lot of hatred [but] the police said they can't do anything about them," Kana Chauhan, president of the Jackson Heights Merchants Association, said of the radical group Al Muhajiroun. The organization is tied to suspected terrorist ally Syed "Fahad" Hashmi, a disciple of Syrian cleric Omar Bakri who was banned from speaking on English college campuses. The Queens-bred...
  • Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption

    09/19/2005 2:26:03 PM PDT · by velocityguy · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Philly Cleric Sentenced for Corruption By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 19, 2:12 PM ET A prominent Muslim cleric on Monday was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on racketeering and other charges, the latest in a string of convictions stemming from the FBI's sweeping probe of municipal corruption. Prosecutors said that Shamsud-din Ali, 67, used his political connections to obtain dubious loans, donations and city contracts. In addition to his 87-month sentence, Ali was ordered to pay restitution. He was released pending an appeal. The investigation of the so-called "pay to play" culture in Philadelphia's...
  • Ohio Imam Tied to Terrorists to Leave U.S.

    01/05/2006 9:46:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 801+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 5, 06 | TOM KRISHER,
    DETROIT - A Cleveland imam convicted of hiding terrorist ties has agreed to leave the United States, ending his deportation case, his attorney and government officials said Thursday. The agreement allows Fawaz Damra to resettle in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Egypt or the Palestinian territories, said Greg Gagne, a spokesman for the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review. A judge has approved the agreement with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which will decide his destination. Damra is still in federal custody, said Robert Birach, a Detroit lawyer who negotiated for him. He declined to discuss more...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • 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...
  • Victim's brother targeted Bali bomber [who said that Muslims will "crush Christianity..."]

    09/16/2003 1:11:17 AM PDT · by ambrose · 9 replies · 321+ views
    The Advertiser ^ | 9-16 | The Advertiser
    Victim's brother targeted bomber By John Stapleton16sep03 THE brother of a Bali bombing victim has claimed he travelled to the island to kill one of the bombers during the trials. "The courtroom - well I tell you straight, I had organised my will and I was going there to kill him," Louie Zervos told the ABC's Four Corners last night. "I got there the day before and I went to kill him. "I finally got my senses about me and I couldn't really move in anyway, the feds were all over me." Mr Zervos, from the eastern Sydney suburb...
  • Judge Revokes Convicted Imam's Citizenship

    09/23/2004 3:37:01 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 3 replies · 442+ views
    Newsnet5 ^ | 9/23/2004
    CLEVELAND -- A federal judge made a decision today involving convicted Islamic leader Imam Fawaz Damra's U.S. citizenship.Judge James Gwin ordered that Damra's citizenship be revoked, with the understanding from the government that he will not be detained while pending appeal.Damra was sentenced Monday to two months in federal prison and four months of house arrest for lying about his connections to terrorist groups when he applied for U.S. citizenship.Damra is expected to begin serving his sentence after the Muslim holiday of Ramadan ends in November.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland in Parma.
  • Imam here is linked to terror suspect

    02/21/2003 11:21:34 AM PST · by mabelkitty · 23 replies · 367+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | February 21, 2003 | Sabrina Eaton
    Washington- Cleveland Islamic leader Fawaz Damra has been linked to a Florida man who was indicted yesterday as the leader of an alleged terrorist group responsi ble for more than 100 deaths in the Middle East. A 50-count federal indict ment accuses Sami Amin Al- Arian, 45, a University of South Florida engineering professor, and seven other al leged Palestin ian Islamic Ji had members of criminal racketeering, money laundering, conspiring to kill and maim people abroad, extortion, visa fraud, perjury and other charges. The defendants all face life in prison if they're convicted. "We will bring justice to the...
  • Italy Probing U.S. Kidnapping Spy Role

    03/03/2005 10:37:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 03, 2005 at 22:26:04 PST | ANGELA DOLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ROME (AP) - An Italian prosecutor is investigating whether U.S. agents played a role in the alleged abduction from Milan of a suspected Islamic militant, according to news reports. The 41-year-old imam, identified as Abu Omar, disappeared in the northern Italian city in February 2003. Milan Prosecutor Armando Spataro is looking at whether he was seized in a CIA operation and flown to Egypt for interrogation, the Corriere della Sera and other newspapers have reported. Last week, the prosecutor visited a joint U.S.-Italian air base in Aviano to find documents on air and vehicle traffic that might shed light on...
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 8 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • Boca Islamic Group Under Scrutiny for Neo-Nazi Ties (TROP™ and homegrown fascists)

    04/16/2005 11:27:04 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 797+ views
    The Boca Raton [FL] News ^ | April 16, 2005 | Sean Salai
    A new Islamic advocacy group in Boca Raton is under scrutiny for its ties to William W. Baker, a former chairman of the neo-Nazi political party of presidential candidate David Duke who was run out of town last year when he attempted to speak at Florida Atlantic University. Local Jewish and civic leaders said Friday they were alarmed that the Assadiq Islamic Education Foundation, whose headquarters are listed at 831 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca, had invited Baker back to Boca as featured speaker at an April 30 banquet at the Boca Marriott. Invited by Muslim students to speak...
  • Jihad in America: Al-Timimi Verdict a Turning Point in Legal War on Terror

    05/03/2005 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 705+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    The conviction last week of Ali al-Timimi, an American-born Islamic scholar, on terrorism charges thrust the so-called "Virginia Paintball Jihad" case to the forefront as the federal government's greatest court victory against terrorism. All told, federal prosecutors counted 10 convictions in the case. Al-Timimi's conviction marked the first post-Sept. 11 case in which the government won a terrorism conviction for actions tied to philosophy and words designed to help the enemy, rather than deeds, such as providing money, equipment or actual combat help to that enemy. "Until now these people have escaped. It is a very powerful position to be...
  • Bellevue firm tied to pro-Hamas Web site

    04/24/2005 11:53:12 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 14 replies · 1,228+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2005 | Peter Lewis
    Bellevue firm tied to pro-Hamas Web siteBy Peter LewisSeattle Times staff reporter, April 23, 2005 A Bellevue company has helped support a Web site dedicated to advancing Hamas, an Islamic organization the U.S. government considers a terrorist group. The site features videos of Humvees blowing up and U.S. soldiers being killed. The site was down temporarily yesterday but was working again last evening. Content included a training video of the "Mujahideen Army" and a message to the American people that said in part they had "elected criminals and are responsible for their actions." The Bellevue company, eNom, apparently is...
  • PENTAGON EYES CHAPLAIN PILGRIMAGE

    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>
  • Two Held Over US Fears Of Radical Cell In Forces

    09/23/2003 5:44:39 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 668+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-23-2003 | David Rennie
    Two held over US fears of radical cell in forces By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 24/09/2003) The United States military is urgently investigating a potential radical Muslim cell among its own servicemen at the Guantanamo Bay prison as it emerged yesterday that two more members of the garrison are in custody. Senior Airman Ahmad I al-Halabi, an Arabic language translator, was secretly arrested a month ago, Pentagon officials said last night. He is being held at an air base in California and is charged with more than 30 counts of espionage, aiding the enemy, disobeying a lawful order and...
  • Militant Imams Under Scrutiny Across Europe

    01/24/2005 7:59:31 PM PST · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 679+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 01/25/05 | DON VAN NATTA Jr. and LOWELL BERGMAN
    Militant Imams Under Scrutiny Across Europe By DON VAN NATTA Jr. and LOWELL BERGMAN ONDON, Jan. 24 - In nightly sermons broadcast on the Internet, Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammad, a 46-year-old Syrian-born cleric, has urged young Muslim men all over the world to support the Iraq insurgency on the front line of "the global jihad," investigators say. He struck a similarly defiant tone this month at a rally attended by 500 people at a central London meeting hall, where a giant screen behind him showed images of the World Trade Center falling. "Allah akbar!" - "God is great" - some...
  • Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]

    10/28/2003 2:45:28 PM PST · by aculeus · 11 replies · 2,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe. The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago. The local religious...
  • 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,...
  • Alleged Assassin is "Rosa Parks" of Muslim Community

    02/28/2005 4:30:31 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | February 28, 2005 | Little Green Footballs
    Ahmed Omar Abul Ali, the Virginia Muslim charged with conspiring to assassinate President Bush, met several times with Zubayr al-Rimi—Al Qaeda’s number two man in Saudi Arabia, killed in a shootout with Saudi forces in September 2003: Abu Ali linked to Saudi Arabia al Qaeda leader. (Hat tip: The Jawa Report.) A Falls Church man accused of conspiring to assassinate President Bush met several times with an al Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia who once was the target of a global manhunt and a key suspect in an attack that killed nine Americans in Riyadh, law-enforcement authorities said. Ahmed Omar...
  • Extremist cleric staged al-Qaeda recruiting rally

    01/18/2005 6:40:48 PM PST · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 612+ views
    TIMESONLINE ^ | 01/19/05 | Sean O’Neill
    Extremist cleric staged al-Qaeda recruiting rally By Sean O’Neill and Richard Ford THE radical Islamist cleric whose internet sermons are being investigated by police has held a secret conference at which British Muslims were urged to join al-Qaeda. About 600 people, including women and children, punched the air and chanted Allahu akbar (God is greatest) as they were shown videos of hijacked airliners crashing into the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11, 2001. Omar Bakri Mohammed, the radical Syrian-born cleric, said that if the British Government did not relax its tough anti- terrorism laws, the response from...
  • Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas

    03/04/2003 3:51:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 March 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Mar. 5, 2003 Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK A Yemeni cleric detained in Germany bragged to an FBI informant that he supplied $20 million, recruits and weapons to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, US officials said Tuesday. Much of the money came from contributors in the United States, including worshippers at the Al Farouq mosque in New York, Attorney General John Ashcroft said in announcing charges against Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad. Amid an undercover operation, Al-Moayad "boasted that jihad...
  • Iman accused of funding bin Laden

    01/10/2005 5:43:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 513+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 11 January 2005
    THE trial of a Yemeni imam accused of supplying millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden and Hamas began in New York today. Jury selection was expected to take about two weeks, with the prosecution to begin presenting its case on January 25. Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad, 56, was detained with another Yemeni in Germany in January 2003 and extradited to the United States later that year. US Attorney-General John Ashcroft said in announcing charges against Mr Al-Moayad in March 2003: "The FBI undercover operation developed information that Al-Moayad personally handed Osama bin Laden $US20 million ($26.3m) from his terrorist...
  • Informant Who Set Himself on Fire at White House Gate Figured in at Least [3] Terror Probes in NYC

    11/17/2004 7:59:56 PM PST · by notkerry · 13 replies · 2,127+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2004 @10:30pm | Michael Weissenstein
    NEW YORK (AP) - An FBI informant who set himself on fire in front of the White House played a role in at least three terror investigations, court documents show. Defense attorneys said Wednesday they are re-examining Mohamed Alanssi's role in the cases against their clients, who are accused of helping fund Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida and the Palestinian group Hamas. "Ultimately what I'm heading for is a motion for dismissal," said Frank Hancock, the lawyer for Abad Elfgeeh, a Yemeni-born man accused of illegally sending millions of dollars overseas. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf, who filed the...
  • N.Y. Imam's Name Appeared in Iraq Papers

    08/07/2004 3:23:18 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 8 replies · 931+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/07/2004 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - Documents found by American troops at a terrorist camp in Iraq last year contained the name of a New York mosque imam now facing federal charges of plotting to obtain a shoulder-fired grenade launcher, law enforcement officials said Friday. An entry in an address book found by the soldiers at an Ansar al-Islam camp last summer in northern Iraq referred to Yassin Aref as "the commander" and included his address and telephone number in Albany, N.Y., the officials said. Although Aref had come to the FBI's attention before the address book's discovery, two law enforcement officials speaking on...
  • BREAKING NEWS Close associate of Osama bin Laden, Khaled al-Harbi, surrenders

    07/13/2004 10:05:09 AM PDT · by urbanrights · 246 replies · 12,089+ views
    BREAKING NEWS Close associate of Osama bin Laden, Khaled al-Harbi, surrenders to Saudi security officials in Tehran, Saudi official says. Details soon.
  • Italian Authorities Break Up Islamic Cell

    05/09/2004 6:27:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 310+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/9/04 | Frances C. D'Melio - AP
    ROME - Anti-terrorism police arrested the Algerian cleric of a mosque and four Tunisians Sunday in a crackdown authorities said was aimed at preventing an al-Qaida-linked cell from sending suicide attackers to Iraq (news - web sites). The suspects were seized in pre-dawn raids in three cities in the northern Tuscany region, Genoa's Police Chief Oscar Fiorolli said. Genoa, a northern port city, began the investigations that led to the arrests. The suspects allegedly belonged to a cell of Ansar al-Islam, an organization based in northern Iraq with links to al-Qaida, Fiorolli told the Associated Press in Rome in a...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...
  • Judge Tosses Terror Funding Guilty Plea

    05/11/2004 4:13:22 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 36 replies · 276+ views
    Newsday ^ | May 11, 2004, 6:49 PM EDT | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    NEW YORK -- A judge on Tuesday threw out the guilty plea of an ice cream shop owner in Brooklyn whom prosecutors linked to funneling tens of thousands of dollars to al-Qaida and other terrorist networks. Judge Charles P. Sifton said the Yemeni proprietor, Abad Elfgeeh, had not understood the consequences of his guilty plea to illegally transferring money to bank accounts in Yemen, Switzerland, Thailand and China. FBI agents arrested Elfgeeh last year after learning that $20 million had passed through the bank accounts of his Brooklyn-based business from 1997 and 2003. He pleaded guilty in October. Elfgeeh, a...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • U.S. aircraft attack Fallujah (AC130 deployed)

    04/09/2004 8:33:32 PM PDT · by Clive · 114 replies · 1,429+ views
    Fallujah, Iraq - A U.S. AC-130 gunship raked Iraqi insurgents Friday night after hundreds of women and children fled the besieged city Fallujah during a U.S.-declared pause in the marine offensive. On the anniversary of the fall of captive Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's regime, Baghdad and parts of central Iraq were chaotic. At a square in the capital where Saddam's statue was toppled a year ago, soldiers took down a new icon: pictures of the radical Shiite Muslim cleric whose followers have risen up against coalition forces in the south. Gunmen running rampant on Baghdad's western edge attacked a fuel...
  • U.S. confirms detention of radical cleric's aide

    04/04/2004 11:10:53 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 14 replies · 488+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/04
    BAGHDAD, April 4 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq confirmed on Sunday it had detained Mustapha Yacoubi, an aide to radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, in connection with the killing of Shi'ite cleric Abdul Majid al-Khoei last year. Yacoubi's detention stoked anti-American protests by Sadr supporters across the country on Sunday. The largest was near Najaf, where at least 24 people were killed when angry Shi'ite protesters clashed with coalition forces and Iraqi police. Khoei was hacked to death at a Najaf mosque in April, 2003 by a mob which also killed one of his aides. Senior clerics at...
  • Police interrogate 'the enemy within' (UK)

    03/31/2004 11:07:17 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/01/04 | Paul Martin
    <p>LONDON — Britons bracing for a terror attack like last month's Madrid train bombings are coming to terms with the idea the attackers may not be foreign militants but the sons of friendly Asian families living next door.</p> <p>Police yesterday were questioning eight young British-born Pakistanis arrested a day earlier in raids that officials said had foiled a major bomb plot. Half a ton of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer suitable for making bombs, was seized.</p>
  • Florida's Jihad Conference

    12/17/2003 2:02:59 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 45 replies · 476+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12-17-03 | By Joe Kaufman
    Florida's Jihad ConferenceBy Joe KaufmanFrontPageMagazine.com | December 17, 2003 During the holiday season this year, an Islam for Humanity conference will be held near Disney World on the campus of the Universal Heritage Foundation, a 31-acre Islamic propagation center located in Kissimmee, Florida. The three day conference will commence on December 19, 2003, which “coincidentally” marks the beginning of Hanukkah. The timing is not to be confused with the objective -- highlighting peace and brotherhood will not be the conference's priorities in marking the holiday season. Originally listed as “Specially Invited Guests” were ex-Presidential candidate and Green Party leader, Ralph Nader, and Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais, the chief...