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  • ISLAMIC STATE POSTS PICTURES, VIDEO OF CHILDREN AT TRAINING CAMP

    07/22/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Two videos related to ISIS were released on Monday. A Twitter account for the Islamic State posted pictures and a video of a training camp in Ninevah and Al-Arabiya released a video with the real wife of ISIS's leader.
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 24 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Syria: New Terrorist Training Ground... Up to 6,000 jihadists now fighting with al Qaeda groups

    07/02/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/13 | Bill Gertz
    Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad, or holy war, in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al Qaeda-linked group the al-Nusra Front and are coming from around the world, mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia, by crossing the Syrian border with Turkey. The al-Nusra Front is the most well organized and ideologically motivated armed opposition group after the secular Free Syrian Army. “The Syrian opposition is benefiting from a steady flow of foreign...
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • John Walker Lindh is guilty

    05/23/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote this piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded." He also writes that his son "had no involvement with terrorism." Item: In a statement of fact signed by Lindh and his attorneys, John Walker Lindh stipulates 6. In or about late May or June 2001, the defendant agreed to attend a training camp for additional and extensive military training. In or about June 2001, the defendant traveled to the al-Farooq training camp, a facility associated with Usama Bin Laden, located several hours west...
  • Al Qaeda Makes Afghan Comeback [Following Obama Pullback of Troops]

    04/05/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Al Qaeda Makes Afghan Comeback By MATTHEW ROSENBERG And JULIAN E. BARNES ASSOCIATED PRESS In late September, U.S. fighter jets streaked over the cedar-studded slopes of Korengal, the so-called Valley of Death, to strike a target that hadn't been seen for years in Afghanistan: an al Qaeda training camp. Among the dozens of Arabs killed that day, the U.S.-led coalition said, were two senior al Qaeda members, one Saudi and the other Kuwaiti. Another casualty of the bombing, according to Saudi media and jihadi websites, was one of Saudi Arabia's most wanted militants. The men had come to Afghanistan to...
  • Convicted Rezko partner cooperated with feds (More of the Chicago way)

    03/09/2011 10:23:05 AM PST · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Souht Town Star ^ | March 8, 2011 | Natasha Korecki
    A onetime Tony Rezko business partner, who once was a Chicago cop and chief executive of a company that won a $50 million security contract in Iraq, has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Chicago after he cooperated with authorities. Daniel T. Frawley pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to bank fraud and structuring transactions — a plea that came about two weeks after his charges were made public.
  • Whipping al-Qaeda into line in Iraq

    06/12/2006 5:50:14 AM PDT · by Coop · 11 replies · 428+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 6/12/06 | Sami Moubayed
    ...possible successors to the [Zarqawi]. One of them, Iraq-based Egyptian terrorist Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was also named by Major-General William Caldwell... The other two are an Iraqi named Abu Aseel and a Syrian named Abu al-Ghadia. Masri (reportedly... born in 1966) is believed to have entered Iraq to join Zarqawi in 2002 and founded a cell for al-Qaeda in Baghdad. ...Masri received his training at military camps in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule and met bin Laden at the Farouk Camp, where Masri was working as an instructor... is also reportedly close to Egyptian Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri... Abu Aseel and...
  • Pakistan destroys suicide bomber training camp (killing 12 militants and 6 suicide bomber wannabees)

    08/29/2009 3:39:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 530+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Kay Johnson - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Helicopter gunships destroyed a training camp for suicide bombers in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley, killing six Taliban fighters in an area the government had already declared clear of militants, an official said Saturday. The camp's trainees — including teenagers — were responsible for at least three attacks in recent weeks, an army spokesman said. Pakistan's army says it is restoring security in Swat and surrounding areas after a three-month offensive wrested the valley back from Taliban control, but suicide attacks and skirmishes continue, with reports Saturday of scattered violence killing at least 12 more suspected militants.
  • Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    05/20/2009 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,597+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Mohammed Abdullah Warsame, a 35-year-old resident of Minneapolis, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to al-Qaeda Warsame, a naturalized Canadian citizen of Somali descent, entered his plea of guilty this afternoon before U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim in federal court in Minneapolis. At sentencing, which was set for 1:30 pm on July 9, 2009, Warsame faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. He has agreed to...
  • Witness: Oregon training camp aimed for militancy

    04/30/2009 9:36:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 706+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – With a landscape that evoked Afghanistan, a rural town in Oregon seemed in James Ujaama's mind to be the perfect setting for a militant jihad training camp to teach Muslim fighters survival and combat skills. The terrorist camp Ujaama envisioned to produce fighters against the Taliban's enemies in Afghanistan never came to fruition, and he no longer supports terrorist causes, he told a jury during a terrorism trial Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. "I sympathized and I have supported terrorists in the past, which was foolish. I was not thinking at that time and I wish I...
  • In conspiracy trial, dark tale emerges of jihad training

    04/29/2009 5:47:05 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 358+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 29, 2009 | Mike Carter
    NEW YORK — Speaking publicly for the first time, former Seattle resident James Ujaama testified Tuesday about his efforts in 1999 to create a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon for would-be jihad warriors wishing to take up the fight against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. Among the instructors would be Oussama Kassir, a Swedish jihadist who once bragged he had been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Ujaama, appearing thin and graying and dressed in oversized prison overalls, took the witness stand in the terrorism conspiracy trial of Kassir, who is accused of traveling from London to the...
  • Guatemala finds Mexico drug smuggler training camp (a ranch in Quiche)

    03/27/2009 8:14:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 425+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/09 | Sarah Grainger
    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan security forces have discovered a camp run by Mexico's most violent drug gang where traffickers trained dozens of gunmen, police said on Friday. Security forces were tipped off about suspicious activity at a ranch in Quiche, in the central highlands, by residents who said men in ski masks were asking villagers to join their ranks, police chief Marlene Blanco said at a news conference. Two commanders of the Zetas, the armed wing of Mexico's Gulf cartel, and 37 recruits fled the camp before the police and army arrived, leaving behind 500 grenades, six rifles and...
  • Pictured: The deadly arms factory found in 'orphanage' run by terror suspect freed by British courts

    03/26/2009 4:25:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 3,375+ views
    DAILY MAIL.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 11:18 AM on 26th March 2009 | By FAY SCHLESINGER
    NOTE: Photos included. PHOTO CAPTION: "Investigation: Faisal Mostafa, pictured in 2002, is facing allegations that his orphanage was in fact an arms factory and terrorist training camp" SNIPPET: "A British charity worker twice cleared of terror charges in this country is being hunted in Bangladesh after explosives were seized at an orphanage he founded. Security forces there claimed last night that the orphanage set up by Dr Faisal Mostafa, from Stockport, was in fact an arms factory and terrorist training camp. Mostafa ran Green Crescent, a charity that provided humanitarian aid to families in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Local security forces...
  • Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court

    02/26/2009 2:42:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 36 replies · 2,754+ views
    Ap via Yahoo! News ^ | February 25, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because it's a pending criminal case. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists. To justify holding al-Marri, the Bush administration claimed the...
  • Terrorist Camps in America

    02/03/2009 4:04:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,371+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Tuesday, February 03, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Ryan Mauro, the founder of WorldThreats.com. He is currently a national security researcher for the Christian Action Network and a researcher for the Reform Party of Syria. A frequent guest on radio and TV programs, he is the author of Death to America: The Unreported Battle of Iraq." SNIPPET: "FP: What sort of terrorism has Jamaat ul-Fuqra been involved in? Mauro: Members of the group have carried out at least 17 firebombings and 10 assassinations, including stabbing a moderate Muslim cleric to death, bombing a power station, killing police officers, and attacks on Hindus....
  • VIDEO - MUST see - connecting the dots: Obama, Rezko, Iraq money

    10/24/2008 11:07:56 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,845+ views
    MetaCafe ^ | 10-24-08
    According to the linked page: "Unnamed freelance journalist has the goods on Obama and Rezko"
  • FEDS: Twin Cities man behind Somalia bombing, investigating network

    11/25/2008 12:33:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies · 1,166+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/25/08 | Sam Zeff, Assistant News Director; Bob McNaney, Investigative Reporter; Nicole Muehlhausen, Web Prod
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned that federal law enforcement sources believe that a Twin Cities man blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Northern Somalia last month. The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating whether Shirwa Ahmed had developed a terrorist recruiting network in the area. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned that Ahmed came to the Twin Cities in 1996 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen. More than a dozen young men of Somali descent, mostly in their 20s, from the Minneapolis area have recently disappeared, U.S. law enforcement officials tell 5...
  • Terrorist camp for converts uncovered in Pakistan

    11/10/2008 1:38:14 AM PST · by hippydippy · 5 replies · 294+ views
    All News Web ^ | 10-11-08 | Ali Mansuri
    Reports are filtering through via Pakistani intelligence sources that a special training camp for Islamic militants..........................
  • Video shows alleged terrorists in Ontario

    09/20/2008 8:06:59 AM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 276+ views
    canada ^ | September 18, 2008 | Canwest News Service
    TORONTO - A U.S.-based anti-terrorism group has posted a video on its website showing a training camp in rural Ontario allegedly attended by a group of Toronto men charged with plotting large-scale terrorist attacks in Toronto and Ottawa. The video shows masked men wearing camouflage parkas, firing weapons and waving a black flag from atop a small hill in the snow-covered woodlands near Orillia, Ont., while chanting "Allahu Akbar." The non-profit Nine-Eleven Finding Answers Foundation obtained the video after it was played in a trial in the United Kingdom, and alleges that it is linked to the trial of 11...
  • Found: Suicide school for kids!

    05/24/2008 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies · 107+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 23, 2008
    LONDON – Officers in Britain's MI6 intelligence service, working alongside Pakistani intelligence officers in that nation's remote North West province, have located a training camp where children, some as young as six years old, were being trained as suicide bombers, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The camp – one of several al-Qaida training camps in the region – is under the direct control of the terror group. The intelligence officers led Pakistani Special Forces to the children's camp outside the village of Spinkai in the mountainous region. An MI6 report on the school describes it as...
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • Oklahoma jets rain bombs on al-Qaeda base

    07/24/2007 1:02:45 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 17 replies · 917+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/24/2007
    F-16s deployed from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 138th Fighter Wing were involved in a strike on terrorist training camp Saturday, the U.S. Air Force reported Tuesday. The jet attack destroyed an al-Qaeda training camp southwest of Baghdad, the Air Force says in a press release. The 138th Fighter Wing is based in Tulsa. About 190 people from the unit were sent to Iraq in June. In a coordinated attack, Air Force joint air terminal controllers on the ground cleared four F-16s to drop 500-pound and 1,000-pound guided bombs on the terror complex near Karbala, the release says. The precision...
  • Uzbeks, Chechens, Arabs among 30 killed in Pakistan-Afghan border attack: officials

    06/21/2007 7:10:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 466+ views
    PR-Inside.com ^ | 2007-06-20 14:49:03
    Uzbeks, Chechens and Arabs were among about 30 militants killed in a missile attack on a suspected al-Qaida hide-out in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday. Several more militants were wounded Tuesday when three missiles allegedly fired from Afghanistan destroyed an Islamic seminary in the border village
  • Al Qaeda Camp struck in North Waziristan, Pakistan (Suicide Bomber Training Camp )

    06/21/2007 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 841+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | June 19, 2007 3:23 PM | Bill Roggio
    32 reported killed in strike launched from Afghanistan; follows news of Taliban, al Qaeda suicide squads graduation A joint al-Qaeda and Taliban training camp was struck in a missile attack in Pakistan's lawless Northwest Frontier Province. A strike, believed to have been launched by U.S. forces from Afghanistan, hit a train camp in the town of Mami Rogha in the Datta Khel district of North Waziristan. Upwards of 32 Taliban and possibly foreign al Qaeda were killed in the strike on the camp, which is situated about 26 miles west of Miramshah. "A U.S. pilotless drone aircraft carried out the...
  • (ABC)Exclusive: Suicide Bomb Teams Sent to U.S., Europe

    06/18/2007 2:56:35 PM PDT · by RDTF · 21 replies · 1,888+ views
    ABC News via Drudge Report ^ | June 18, 2007 | Brain Ross
    Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9. A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.
  • Swedish terror suspect arrested in Prague

    12/13/2005 11:38:09 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    The Local ^ | Dec. 13 | AFP
    "A 39-year-old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has been arrested in Prague, Swedish tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, is wanted by the US CIA spy agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accuse him of being terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden's "man in Sweden", Expressen wrote. The US has tried to obtain his extradition for several years, accusing him of setting up Al Qaeda training camps in the US state of Oregon in 1999, but Sweden has refused to hand him over, the paper said. The man was on a...
  • Police Hunt For Terror Training Camp At A Faith School In Turnbridge Wells (UK)

    09/02/2006 7:49:16 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 394+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-3-2006 | Sean Turnbridge
    Police hunt for terror training camp at a faith school in Tunbridge Wells By Sean Rayment (Filed: 03/09/2006) Anti-terrorist police were last night searching a Muslim school at the centre of an investigation into terrorist training camps being run in Britain. Officers were scouring the Jameah Islamiyah faith school, set in 54 acres of woodland near Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, after arresting 14 men in London who are suspected of organising "suicide bomber" training camps. Anti-terrorist officers were concerned that young men were being prepared to launch attacks on busy parts of London Security sources told The Sunday Telegraph...
  • Feds to Retry Man Accused of Lying to FBI

    05/05/2006 5:28:53 PM PDT · by bd476 · 5 replies · 656+ views
    Feds to Retry Man Accused of Lying to FBI SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5, 2006 (AP) Federal prosecutors will retry an ice cream vendor on charges that he lied to the FBI about his son's attendance at a terrorist training camp, authorities announced Friday. Umer Hayat's first trial ended with the jury deadlocked last month. The same day, a separate jury convicted his son, Hamid Hayat, of supporting terrorism by attending an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan. U.S. District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. set June 5 to begin selecting a new jury for the father's retrial. "This case is simply...
  • Agent says a school near Lodi would breed terrorists

    08/11/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT · by twntaipan · 4 replies · 706+ views
    Lodinews.com ^ | Aug 09, 2005 | Layla Bohm
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A lead FBI agent on Tuesday linked two local Muslim clerics to the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, contending the two were planning to set up a school near Lodi that would breed anti-American terrorism. The agent testified that Lodi clerics Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammed Adil Khan were prepared to relay information on terrorist plots from sources close to bin Laden. The allegations were dismissed by Ahmed's lawyer, who said the FBI and federal prosecutors have "made the whole thing up." The striking allegations came during an immigration hearing for Ahmed at which Immigration Judge Anthony Murry...
  • Muslim Terrorist Training Camps Within The USA

    02/16/2006 4:14:23 PM PST · by BobDobbs9911 · 5 replies · 708+ views
    Northeast Intelligence Network ^ | 13FEB06 | Douglas J. Hagmann
    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/site/modules/news/article.php?storyid=88 13 February 2006: “We see children – small children run around over there when they should be in school. We hear bursts of gunfire all of the time, and we know that there is military like training going on there. Those people are armed and dangerous. We get nothing but menacing looks from the people who go in and out of the camp, and sometime they yell at us to mind our own business when we are just driving by. We don’t even dare to slow down when we drive by. They own this mountain and they know it,...
  • FBI: American Among Escapees From Yemen (allegedly trained w/"Lackawanna Six")

    02/10/2006 4:17:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 648+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/06 | Carolyn Thompson -ap
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - An American wanted for allegedly training with the "Lackawanna Six" at an al-Qaida camp was among the 23 men who tunneled out of a Yemeni prison last week, the FBI confirmed Friday. Authorities earlier said they believed Jaber Elbaneh, 39, was probably among the escapees, but were not certain because of conflicting information, including a posting by the international police organization Interpol that pictured Elbaneh but described someone else. Elbaneh is charged in Buffalo with providing material support to al-Qaida by attending the al-Farooq training camp run by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan months before the Sept....
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • The Butcher with the Terror Ties - The evidence mounts. (Newsweek reports on Atta in Prague, 2001)

    01/13/2006 9:11:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,860+ views
    NRO ^ | January 13, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version January 13, 2006, 8:11 a.m. The Butcher with the Terror Ties The evidence mounts. Drip, drip, drip. Drop by drop, isolated news stories and emerging documents are eroding the popular myth that Saddam Hussein had no connections to Islamofascist terrorists. These revelations undermine war critics’ efforts to whitewash Baghdad’s ancien regime — such as when Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid declared: “There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq.” Likewise, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) describes a “nonexistent relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.” Reid, Levin, and others who dismiss...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect fears torture after extradition order

    01/05/2006 9:53:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,106+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 06, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    A BRITISH al-Qaeda suspect told a judge who ordered his extradition to the United States on terror charges yesterday that he fears he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay and tortured. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat, who was brought up in Yorkshire, said that they would appeal against the ruling, which could delay any decision on his removal for many months. The FBI claims that the former street-market trader tried to set up a terrorist training camp in the backwoods of Oregon for US and British recruits before the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • JI chief training terror recruits [New camp in Philippines]

    12/22/2005 5:27:25 PM PST · by aculeus · 7 replies · 420+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 23, 2005 | by Natalie O'Brian
    A FORMER Australian-based leader of Jemaah Islamiah has been discovered on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where the feared terrorist group runs military training camps for terror recruits. Abdul Rahman Ayub - named as one of the JI chiefs who set up a chapter known as Mantiqi4 in Sydney before moving to Perth - is believed to have been training JI operatives on the island for at least the past year. Terror expert Zachary Abuza said Ayub was one of 20 suspected JI members - including infamous bomb-maker Dulmatin, who has a $US10 million ($13.5 million) bounty on his...
  • 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...
  • 2ID Soldiers visit Denver Broncos Training Camp

    08/16/2005 5:26:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 479+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 15, 2005 | Spc. Clint Stein
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (Army News Service, Aug. 15, 2005) -- Over the past couple of weeks Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division have left Iraq and been welcomed to Fort Carson with open arms. A handful were also welcomed to the Denver Broncos’ training camp. The Soldiers stood on the sidelines in awe as they watched some of the NFL’s superstars workout during a Monday-morning practice in Englewood where they were hosted by the team’s quarterback, Jake Plummer. The Soldiers were able to enjoy unobstructed views of the practice as they were treated to VIP services. When the...
  • Britain seeks suspect from Oregon Case Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 11:40:57 AM PDT · by radar101 · 21 replies · 395+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | July 21, 2005 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Defectors detail Saddam's agents of terror

    11/08/2001 3:59:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 285+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11-8-01 | Chris Hedges
    <p>Two defectors from Iraqi intelligence said yesterday that they had worked for several years at a secret Iraqi government camp that had trained Islamic terrorists in rotations of five or six months since 1995.</p> <p>They said the training in the camp, south of Baghdad, was intended for carrying out attacks against neighboring countries and possibly Europe and the United States.</p>
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camp Teaches Hijacking

    11/08/2001 3:36:33 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 316+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11-09-2001 | Richard Beeson
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 09 2001 Saddam's terror training camp teaches hijacking BY RICHARD BEESTON, DIPLOMATIC EDITOR IRAQ has been running a secret terrorist training camp where commandos, including foreigners, are instructed on how to hijack civilian aircraft, according to an Iraqi defector who worked at the base. Sabah Khodada, a former special forces officer who sought political asylum in the US earlier this year, said he trained Iraqis to take over a civilian airliner using a real Boeing 707 at the base in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. He said that Arab fighters, probably from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, were ...
  • Probe Finds al Qaeda Training Camp...on Titan?

    01/14/2005 10:45:03 AM PST · by GunnyBob · 7 replies · 412+ views
    There is probably no truth, my sources say, to the rumors that the probe that just landed on Saturn's moon Titan photographed an al Qaeda training camp during the probe's drop to Titan, where it now sits, making chirping sounds.
  • The secret war against al-Qaeda

    02/10/2004 10:44:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 376+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Februari 10 2004 | Peter Taylor
    Intelligence agencies have had some success in tracking suspected al-Qaeda operatives. But the organisation is changing to continue its fight against the West. The West has never encountered an enemy like al-Qaeda before. The problem for the world's intelligence agencies is that it is not a unified organisation with an identifiable structure, like the IRA, but an amalgam of groups around the world whose members embrace Osama bin Laden's ideology of global jihad, or holy war. These Jihadi warriors share the belief that they have an obligation to fight the oppressors of their Muslim brothers, from Palestinians in the Middle...
  • Al Qaeda Camp in Oregon (2002)

    11/26/2004 7:14:17 AM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 555+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2002 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Prosperity may have bypassed this corner of the Pacific Northwest, but self-styled entrepreneur Earnest James Ujaama sensed opportunity. In the secluded landscape of parched ranch land and rugged volcanic outcroppings, he saw visions of Afghanistan--and a chance for profit in the jihad training business. In the fall of 1999, federal authorities say, Ujaama faxed a proposal promoting creation of a "jihad training camp" in the United States. It was addressed to a radical London cleric and reputed Al Qaeda recruiter named Abu Hamza Al-Masri. Ujaama--a Muslim convert from Seattle, born James Earnest Thompson--had become a protege of Abu Hamza, according...
  • Cabbie trained at terror camp

    11/19/2004 8:45:49 AM PST · by Ginifer · 1 replies · 227+ views
    news.com.au ^ | November 20, 2004 | Patrick Walters
    JACK Thomas, the Melbourne taxi driver charged this week with providing support to al-Qaeda, spent up to three months in early 2001 in a terrorist training camp in southern Afghanistan. Australian authorities believe Mr Thomas may have trained at the same camp, and at the same time, as Australian David Hicks, who is being held by US forces at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr Thomas arrived at Camp Farouq near Kandahar for basic military training in April 2001, a month after leaving Australia with his Indonesian-born wife Maryati Idris and baby daughter. For thousands of foreign supporters of al-Qaeda, Camp Farouq...