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  • Soros' Investment in Terror Lawyer Backfires (Lynne Stewart)

    07/21/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Five-and-a-half years after being convicted of providing material support for terrorism, terror lawyer Lynne Stewart finally received a sentence commensurate with her crime. She was resentenced last week to 10 years. But if George Soros had his way, she would be free today. Stewart made a career out of defending street criminals and terrorists, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (pleaded guilty), Weather Underground terrorist David J. Gilbert (convicted), and Larry Davis (acquitted of wounding six policemen and killing several others in 1986, only to be convicted of a later murder and killed in prison). It should have come as...
  • Senate Bill Aimed at Curbing Visa Overstays for Immigrants

    05/19/2013 11:52:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – SNIPPET: "On multiple occasions, first after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and again after 9/11, Congress mandated that immigration officials come up with a verifiable entry-exit system to track foreign visitors. To date, the Department of Homeland Security has failed, despite spending billions in tax dollars. The current system, known as USVISIT, does take fingerprints and photos of international visitors when they arrive at U.S. airports, but it has no similar biometric exit system. The goal is to match entry and exit records to determine which individuals comply with their visa and...
  • Twenty Years after the WTC Bombing

    02/26/2013 11:46:08 AM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Today is the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing. It also marks three weeks since the attempted murder of Lars Hedegaard, the intrepid Danish champion of free speech. These events are not unrelated. Back in 1993, there was a tireless effort to limn the WTC bombers as wanton killers. They were, we were to understand, bereft of any coherent belief system, unrepresentative of any mainstream construction of Islam. In reality, though, they were devout Muslim operatives who belonged to a jihadist cell formed in the New York area by Omar Abdel Rahman — whose notoriety as the shadowy...
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef files lawsuit over solitary

    02/17/2013 2:39:18 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    North Iowa Today ^ | 17 February 2013`
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef filed a lawsuit seeking release from solitary confinement in a high-security U.S. prison. Yousef, 44, has been in solitary for 15 years and said keeping him there indefinitely despite his good behavior amounted to a violation of his due process. A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the lawsuit can go to trial, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. Yousef was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 were...
  • Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI

    10/14/2011 8:30:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Alan Kornman
    On August 23, 2011 the FBI arrested Imam Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson. The charge was possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, Case Number: 6:11-mj-1380 Attached to Imam Abu Robertson’s case is a Notice of Intent To Use Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Information (FISA). The U.S. Government’s intention to use its FISA powers signals probable cause to charge Imam “Taubah” Robertson “the target of such search is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power”. The facts presented in these filed charges leads this reporter to suspect an element of foreign intrigue may be...
  • The ‘Hybrid View’ of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”  What the Post doesn’t say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The “hybrid” explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a “spontaneous” assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Bomber’s plea: Man behind ’93 WTC attack wants prison rules eased

    08/23/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/22/12 | Robert Gearty
    The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has apparently grown tired of all those pesky rules at a maximum-security prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Ramzi Yousef, 44, serving a life sentence plus 240 years at the so-called Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., is asking an appeals court to soften restrictions at the lockup. Yousef lives in solitary confinement in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell and says he no longer poses a threat. His lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, says the government has never explained why Yousef is still being held under special administrative measures, also known as SAMs. “They...
  • 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...
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • A Compilation Of Material On False Identities In Islamic Terrorism

    09/20/2001 5:11:26 AM PDT · by angkor · 2,681+ views
    Various | September 20, 2001 | Compiled By Angkor
    Is Iraqui Intelligence Involved?Please read in particular Laurie Mylroie's article at the end. There is significant evidence that Ramzi Yousef, a.k.a. Abdul Basit Karim - the key individual in the WTC bombing of 1993 - was likely Iraqi agent. Some Hijackers' Identities Uncertain By Dan Eggen, George Lardner Jr. and Susan Schmidt Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, September 20, 2001; Page A01 FBI officials said yesterday that some of the 19 terrorists who carried out last week's assault on New York and Washington may have stolen the identities of other people, and their real names may remain unknown. Saudi ...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • New imam named for NYC Islamic center

    01/14/2011 8:56:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/11 | David B Caruso
    The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the facility. The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to help lead religious programing so that Rauf could focus on other initiatives. (snip) The group named another New York City imam, Abdullah Adhami, as its senior adviser. Adhami was born in Washington, D.C., and earned an architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has already...
  • The Opening of Jihad on US Soil

    11/25/2005 12:53:18 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,707+ views
    Israeli National News ^ | 11/25/05 | Adina Kutnicki
    Ever since the horrific public assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane at the Marriott Hotel in New York City in 1990, there has been a small, yet vocal group of individuals trying to get certain US authorities - both state and federal - to pay attention to his murder. Their many entreaties both for personal justice and for a wider investigation fell on deaf ears. Nonetheless, the ramifications from the inaction of these US authorities can no longer be ignored. This small group's personal pain at the rabbi's cold-blooded assassination fueled their initial anguished pleas. However, there was much more underlying...
  • Muhammad and Mrs. Jones - Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia Muslim Enclave

    01/03/2008 9:41:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 410+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | January 1, 2008 | Beila Rabinowitz
    Kenny Gamble is best known for being "the architect of the Philly Soul Sound."...But Gamble is also the architect of a planned stealth Islamist enclave in Philadelphia where he is better known in Muslim circles as Brother Luqman Abdul Haqq. Gamble has admitted that he intends to bring about the Muslim community in South Philadelphia through his "Universal Companies" and proclaims that his state and federally subsidized funded building endeavors are part of an Islamist blueprint, "We are not down here just for Universal-we are down here for Islam." In 1975 after a personal crisis Gamble converted to Islam and...
  • On This Day

    02/26/2007 2:28:56 AM PST · by tomnbeverly · 2 replies · 288+ views
    1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York A suspected car bomb has exploded underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing at least five people and injuring scores more. The bombing has shocked America which had seemed immune from acts of terrorism that have plagued other parts of the world. An emotional Mario Cuomo, New York's state governor, told journalists: "We all have that feeling of being violated. No foreign people or force has ever done this to us. Until now we were invulnerable."
  • The Philippine branch of terror: Al Qaeda is believed to have given initial funding to Abu Sayyaf

    10/26/2001 5:39:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 655+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, October 26, 2001 | By Dan Murphy
    MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - There are so many links between the Abu Sayyaf Group of the Philippines, which beheaded an American hostage a few months ago, and Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network, that on paper they look like the route map for a Peshawar-based airline. The links run from that high, bleak border city in Pakistan to terrorist dens in Afghanistan and Yemen; to murders and bombings in the Philippines; to the first attack on the World Trade Center; to a foiled attempt to assassinate the pope during a 1995 visit to Manila. A captured Abu Sayyaf guerrilla, ...
  • Lynne Stewart Sentence Offers Window on the Democrat Approach to Terrorism

    10/17/2006 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,074+ views
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's start off here with the wrist-slap that Lynne Stewart got yesterday from a Clinton appointed federal judge. It's not just the judge in this case, though, who needs to be examined. Lynne Stewart represented the blind sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman. She violated canons of legal ethics. As part of his sentence, he is not allowed to communicate with any of his terrorist buddies. She, his lawyer, did it for him. She could have received up to 30 years in jail, but she gets 28 months. She's going to appeal that. She'll remain out, I think, on...
  • Iraq - al-Qaeda calls for kidnapping Christians to exchange for 'blind sheikh' in US prison

    09/28/2006 10:50:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 881+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 28, 2006
    The chief of Al-Qaïda in Iraq calls with the removal of Westerners - the chief of the Al-Qaïda branch in Iraq invited his partisans to remove Westerners in this country in order to exchange them against the release of an Egyptian monk held in the United States, in an audio recording put in line Thursday on Internet. "I invite each moujahidine in the country of the two rivers (Iraq) to better do of sound during this blessed month (of the Moslem fast of the Ramadan)", affirmed Abou Hamza Al-Mouhajer. "Can Allah enable us to capture some of the dogs...
  • A Pox On Both Your Houses

    07/09/2005 7:25:56 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 22 replies · 954+ views
    Middle East Facts ^ | July 8, 2005 | Yashiko Sagamori
    A Pox on Both Your Houses by Yashiko Sagamori In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman (Click here to enlarge) In the former Soviet republic of Moldova, there is a totally unremarkable town whose name, Beltsy, means “swamps”. Before 1940, when the town belonged to Romania, there was a thriving Jewish community there. Romania officially restricted access of Jews to higher education. Local Jews were forced to send their kids to colleges in countries that didn't have such restrictions. The result was a vibrant colony of Jewish provincial intelligentsia that bragged degrees from the best European schools. Then...
  • On the anniversary of the 1993 WTC attack, I think we should remember how it happened

    02/26/2005 5:06:08 AM PST · by Blackrain4xmas · 19 replies · 1,365+ views
    2/26/93 | Sam Pender
    2/26/91 Brig. Gen. Richard Neal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, says Iraqi forces are in "full retreat" with allied forces pursuing; Iraqi POWs number 30,000-plus, number to climb to 63,000. USA Today website 2/26/91] Saddam Hussein announces Iraqi occupation forces will withdraw completely. USA Today website 2/26/91 Residents of Kuwait City celebrate end to occupation. Resistance groups set up headquarters to control city. USA Today website 2/26/91 The Iraqis, who had the Third World's largest poison-gas operations prior to the Gulf War I, have perfected the technique of making hydrogen-cyanide gas, which the Nazis called Zyklon-B. In the hands of al...
  • 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...
  • JI leader's 'false' entry to Australia

    11/01/2002 6:17:38 PM PST · by Ranger · 4 replies · 206+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 02, 2002 | Sian Powell
    ALLEGED Jemaah Islamiah leader Abu Bakar Bashir, now under arrest in Indonesia, travelled to Australia under a false name, Abdus Somad, according to an Australian follower who wants to remain anonymous. Mr Bashir's associate, Abdullah Sungkar, co-founder of the notorious Ngruki Islamic boarding school, used the false name Abdul Halim. It is possible the pair used Malaysian travel documents, although the Malaysian high commission has denied Mr Bashir was ever issued a Malaysian passport. It is believed Australian Federal Police officers are investigating. False names, false passports and false travel papers have been the tools of al-Qaeda and JI terrorists'...
  • UK spies reject al-Qaida link

    10/10/2002 5:00:45 AM PDT · by Ranger · 1 replies · 126+ views
    Guardian ^ | October 10, 2002 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    British intelligence agencies are dismissing claims by the Bush administration that there are links between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist network. The claims are being used by President Bush to press his case against Saddam Hussein, amid growing unease among Americans of the prospect of a US military invasion of Iraq, especially without British participation. The allegations have already sparked off a dispute in the US over the way information and speculation by the CIA is being used by the Bush administration for its own ends. Both MI5 and MI6 have been deeply concerned about unsubstantiated claims made by senior...