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  • Feds say eavesdropping program did not taint Va. jihad conviction

    07/22/2006 7:52:33 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/06 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 eavesdropping program did not compromise its prosecution of an American Muslim cleric convicted of soliciting treason and convincing some of his followers to join the Taliban, prosecutors said. But defense lawyers are not satisfied with the government's claim, and on Friday a federal judge held a closed-door hearing and allowed attorneys for Ali al-Timimi some latitude to investigate the government's conduct. Al-Timimi, of Fairfax, a U.S.-born Muslim who studied under prominent fundamentalist clerics in Saudi Arabia, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year for soliciting treason and urging some...
  • American Muslim leader arrested

    09/29/2003 9:33:07 PM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 515+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A founding member of a U.S. Muslim group that endorsed an Army chaplain now accused of espionage has himself been arrested on criminal charges.</p> <p>Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, 51, who helped organize the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council and is a board member of the Washington, D.C.-based American Muslim Council, was taken into custody Sunday by agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI.</p>
  • Suspects tied to terror group arrested

    06/27/2003 8:20:33 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 2 replies · 334+ views
    The Associated Press | 6/27/03 | Curt Anderson
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI made a series of arrests in three states Friday of men suspected of ties to an anti-U.S. terrorist organization whose main goal is driving India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia. The arrests of at least seven suspects were made in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, said federal law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Federal charges against the men, and several others who are overseas, were to be announced later in the day. The men are alleged to be part of an extremist Muslim organization called Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is on the...
  • Federal prosecutors claim link between Virginia terrorism suspects, al-Qaida

    07/25/2003 3:52:49 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 25 replies · 729+ views
    The Associated Press | 7/25/03 4:48 PM | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors who accuse nine U.S. citizens and two other men of conspiring to join a Muslim terror group presented an address list and other evidence Friday to try to link the suspects to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida group. But the evidence wasn't enough to persuade U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema to keep one defendant, Sabri Benkhala, in jail. Brinkema ordered Benkhala released to home detention at his father's house in Falls Church, upholding a previous release order issued by a magistrate. "There's no question the government has raised some significant issues here," the judge said....
  • Former CAIR Officer Indicted

    07/06/2003 6:41:43 AM PDT · by veronica · 36 replies · 890+ views
    On 3 July, 2003, ABC News announced that the government has presented information leading to the federal indictment of eleven men who had trained in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia with “AK-47” style assault weapons. According to the government, the men had also participated in warlike paintball games to practice military tactics in Spotsylvania County and had practiced shooting at various shooting ranges. Of the eleven indicted, one name stands out: Mr. Randall Todd Royer, who has served as a communications specialist and as a civil rights coordinator for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The government alleges...
  • Jihad in America: More bad news for the “Wahhabi lobby”

    09/05/2003 5:11:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 40 replies · 946+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Friday, September 5, 2003 | Evan McCormick
    Jihad In AmericaBy Evan McCormickFrontPageMagazine.com | September 5, 2003 Federal agents are peeling away the layers of an extensive domestic terrorist support nexus, and some of America’s most politically active Muslim groups have been implicated in the process.  On August 22nd, President Bush designated five charities and six senior Hamas officials as Special Designated Global Terrorist Entities (SDGTs), freezing their assets and barring financial transactions with US nationals.  The move was in response to the August 19 suicide bombing that killed 21 Israelis, for which Hamas claimed responsibility.  As US Treasury Secretary John Snow said, “Hamas’ leaders and those who...
  • 3 terror suspects in custody (trained @ VA paintball field)

    07/22/2003 3:46:33 AM PDT · by putupon · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2003 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    <p>ALEXANDRIA - The final three of 11 defendants in an alleged "Virginia jihad network" accused of training to support a Pakistani terrorist group are in U.S. custody.</p> <p>The three defendants - Seifullah Chapman, Sabri Benkhala and Khwaja Mahmood Hasan - had been in Saudi custody for nearly one month but arrived in the United States during the weekend and made an initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court.</p>