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  • First picture of Berlin massacre suspect: Police hunt Tunisian, 21, after his ID is found (Tr. Ed.)

    12/21/2016 3:47:15 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 169 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-2016 | Martin Robinson
    This is the Tunisian asylum seeker who has become Europe's most wanted terrorist after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri, 21, a refugee who came to Germany earlier this year. His paperwork was found in truck's footwell. He is probably armed, 'highly dangerous' and a member of a 'large' Islamic organisation and has weapons training abroad, security sources say. Despite an unfolding international manhunt the first pictures of him released in Germany
  • French Terror Suspect Named As Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, A "Well-Known" Tunisian Criminal

    07/15/2016 4:34:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph via zerohedge ^ | 7/15/16 | UK Telegraph posted on zerohedge by Tyler Durden
    Now that the initial shock of the Nice Bastille Day terror attack which claimed at least 84 lives has passed, and the investigation into the causes and motives behind the latest tragic mass killing has begun. Earlier this morning it was revealed that the driver of the truck used to attack Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named in local reports as 31-year-old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian criminal, who is reported to be a French passport holder, and well-known to the police. According to newspaper Nice-Matin, quoted by the Telegraph, the identity of the driver of...
  • France: Nice jihad murderer is Muslim of Tunisian origin

    07/14/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 123 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jul 14, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    A 31-year-old Niçois of Tunisian origin was driving the truck that claimed over 70 people on the Prom in Nice on Thursday night. The Frenchman was 31 years old.
  • Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    03/18/2015 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 18, 2015
    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the county’s interior ministry said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded. Security forces filled the area around the National Bardo Museum in Tunis after the attack. Tunisia's parliament building, near the museum, was being evacuated, according to a tweet by parliament member Sayida Ounissi....
  • 'Either You Convert to Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded'

    09/09/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 9 Sep 2013
    The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. .. The village is located just 25 miles from Damascus, and sites within the village are dedicated as United Nations world heritage sites. Residents still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The rebels who took over the city are associated with the al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-associated Islamist group. Villagers reported foreign dialects ranging from Tunisian to Libyan, from Moroccan to Chechen.
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • Information Arises on Chiheb Esseghaier, al Qaeda Terrorist Arrested in Canada; Was PhD Student

    04/22/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/22/13 | Aurelius
    Canada and the United States foiled an attempted attack by al Qaeda today, arresting Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser. Among other things, Esseghaier, it has been learned, was a PhD student at INRS University in Quebec. On Esseghaier's Linkedin profile, he posted this picture as his profile: His profile lists various colleges that he has attended, including INRS, Université de Sherbrooke, and IPEST in Tunis. Esseghaier states that he is able to speak Arabic, French, and English. Esseghaier explains in a short biography he wrote on a personal website: Born in Tunis, Tunisia. I got Engineer degree in Industrial Biology...
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • Syrian Jihadist Rebels Seize Jordan-Israeli Buffer Zone

    03/24/2013 8:29:50 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 3/24/2013, 2:30 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    Syrian rebel forces have seized a 25-kilometer (15 mile) buffer zone stretching from the Jordanian border to the Golan Heights. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog agency, “Fighters loyal to Al Nusra Front, Al Yarmuk Brigade, Al Mutaz Billah Brigade and others took control of Al Rai military checkpoint” east of Sahem al-Golan, in the Dara'a province. snip The rebel forces referred to in the statement are part of the radical jihadist group known as the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Syria, which despises what it considers the rival Western-backed Syrian National Council, the larger...
  • Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

    12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | December 9, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2011/alleged-terrorist-indicted-in-new-york-for-the-murder-of-five-american-soldiers Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2011 Eastern District of New York NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009. Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First...
  • Tunisia: Islamic Students Besiege University

    11/29/2011 2:44:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com - News Brief ^ | November 29, 2011 05:44 Reported | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A group of 40 Islamic students besieged a university near the capital city in Tunisia and held students and teachers hostage."
  • MPAC Proud to Host Radical Tunisian Leader

    11/29/2011 1:55:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "A radical Tunisian Islamist leader, denied an entry visa into the United States during the 1990s, is scheduled to make two appearances on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Party, will attend a forum on the Arab Spring at the Cannon Office Building, an announcement from the event's sponsor, the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) said. He'll also attend a special dinner Tuesday evening. Ghannouchi's Ennahda Party recently won the majority in the first free parliamentary elections since the ouster of Tunisia's longtime ruler, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali." SNIPPET: "In a May interview with the...
  • Islamist party sweeps Tunisian vote

    10/28/2011 9:13:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | October 28, 2011 | Mariette le Roux
    A Tunisian Islamist party has emerged victorious in the Arab Spring's first elections, taking 41.47 per cent of votes cast nine months after the ouster of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali... The Islamist Ennahda party now has the single-biggest share of the assembly that will rewrite the constitution, appoint a president and form a caretaker government, elections chief Kamel Jendoubi told journalists in Tunis. He also announced the invalidation of six candidates' lists of the Petition for Justice and Development, including one in Sidi Bouzid, notably due to "financial irregularities". ... The provisional results put two leftist parties in...
  • A7 Exclusive: Tunisian Protesters Shouted 'Death to the Jews!'

    02/23/2011 8:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/23/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Protesters demanding the ouster of their new unity government in Tunisia are also now calling for 'Death to the Jews.' A local source who spoke exclusively with Israel National News on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution warned this week “the situation is not getting better for the Jews,” Tunisians took to the streets Sunday demanding the ouster of the country's prime minister, Mohammed Ghanoucci, whom they denounced as part of the former regime, toppled three weeks ago.
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution

    01/16/2011 8:42:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11 | Nabila Ramdani
    Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila. The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings. While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips. The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • 2 GUANTANAMO DETAINEES ARRIVE IN ITALY

    12/01/2009 1:19:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 563+ views
    (AP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 11.30.09, 23:45 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Adel Ben Mabrouk, 39, and Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri, 43, are suspected of being members of a terror group with ties to al-Qaida. They were immediately taken into custody upon arrival in Milan and will be interrogated, a prosecutor told The Associated Press.
  • TERRORISTS IN THE MAKING? Egypt Pursues Europeans Taking Arabic Classes

    10/02/2009 1:05:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 510+ views
    SPIEGEL.de ^ | September 25, 2009 | This article has been provided courtesy of NRC Handelsblad.
    SNIPPET: "Arabic language schools in Nasr City are doing well and many Salafists come to Egypt in to learn the language of the Koran. Many deeply religious students from Europe come to Egypt to learn Arabic. The question is: are these European Salafists coming to study the language of the Koran or to prepare terrorist attacks?" SNIPPET: "In addition to language lessons, they usually follow courses in Islamic law offered by teachers ranging from the renowned Al-Azhar University to clandestine imams without permits. "Religious fanatics want to be taken seriously," says Walid al-Gohari, founder and director of the Al-Fajr institute,...