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  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists

    11/17/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Arutz Sheva website ^ | Jul 15, '04 / 26 Tammuz 5764 | by Ariel Natan Pasko
    There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time, it's happening in Sudan. While we're sitting and talking, probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly "Arab settlers". Oh yes, that's right. "Arab settlers". Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan - i.e., the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq - in the 1970s...
  • San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2011/san-diego-woman-pleads-guilty-to-conspiracy-to-provide-material-support-to-al-shabaab San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011 Southern District of California SAN DIEGO—Nima Yusuf, 25, a resident of San Diego, pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Diego to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced. Yusuf entered her plea before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, and the plea is subject to final acceptance by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz at or before sentencing. As part of...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office

    05/01/2009 4:45:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 632+ views
    IPT News ^ | May 1, 2009 | n/a
    MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office Campaign Mum on MAS Ties, Radical Omeish Speeches IPT News May 1, 2009 The last time the public got a good look at Esam Omeish, he was resigning from a Virginia immigration panel, claiming that the posting of videos showing him praising Palestinians who chose "the jihad way" to liberate their land was part of a smear campaign against him. Now Omeish is diving into the deep end of smear campaigns, offering himself as a candidate for a partisan legislative seat in Northern Virginia. Omeish is among four Democrats vying to win their party's...
  • When Your Doctor is a Muslim: Medical Terrorism Comes to America (Muslim doctor lets Jewish man die)

    05/17/2007 4:42:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 132 replies · 6,032+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | May 17, 2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    When Your Doctor is a Muslim: Medical Terrorism Comes to America By Debbie Schlussel www.debbieschlussel.com May 17, 2007 Sometimes--so many times--diversity is not what it's cracked up to be. Just ask Joseph Applebaum. Well, you could ask him. But you won't get an answer. He's dead. And he's dead because he was a Jew, and his doctor is a Muslim and grad of "Ayman Al-Zawahiri" Medical School. But Applebaum wasn't denied treatment for being a Jew in Egypt. Or elsewhere in the Muslim world. It happened right here on U.S. soil. In Chicago. As Muslim doctors continue to flood into...
  • Crime spree in Minneapolis leaves woman in critical

    01/31/2007 4:00:59 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies · 1,022+ views
    KSTP 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 1/31/07 | KSTP 5 Eyewitness News
    A woman is in critical condition after a wild chain of events in north Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Police said around 7:55 a.m., Ismail Yassin Mohammed, 22, was driving a black Chevy Cavalier when he began intentionally ramming a blue and white taxi for several blocks until the cab crashed. The cab driver and the passenger tried to escape, when the female passenger was critically injured somehow. Later, she was taken to HCMC. After the cab crashed, police said Mohammed took off in the Cavalier and then crashed into a business. He got out of the car and then stole a...
  • Compelling Wire Taps and Documents Introduced at Chicago Hamas Trial

    11/15/2006 5:11:21 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 9 replies · 883+ views
    Counterterrorism ^ | 11/15/06 | Steven Emerson
    Testimony in the trial of Chicago resident Muhammad Salah and Abdelhaleem al-Ashqar of Northern Virginia, continued yesterday. FBI Agents gave testimony focusing on items found in Ashqar's home during a search of his Oxford Mississippi residence on December 26, 1993, in addition to wiretaps of his phone and fax lines. Special Agent Bradley Benabidez testified that the FBI acquired over 2400 hours of audio during the year that they maintained a wiretap. Benabidez further described the December 1993 search of Ashqar’s home where a team of agents from the FBI photographed over 1600 documents. A few of those documents which...
  • A collection of 9/11 tributes

    09/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 973+ views
    A collection of 9/11 tributes I’ll add to the list below, and if you have any you’d like to add to this (or any other sort of tribute/remembrance), please do so here. Either leave a comment with the link, or link to this post and send a trackback. 9/11: The 5th Year Anniversary Tribute Blood of Heroes September 11th, Uncensored From Brain Terminal: Crystal Morning: September 11th, 2001 From William Teach: 9/11 Plus 5 From Crusader: WTC Tribute More from YouTube: 911 tribute September 11th - Five Years Later: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 September 11th - Flash...
  • Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace

    08/31/2006 2:51:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 53 replies · 2,704+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace Written by Don Feder Thursday, August 31, 2006 A passenger revolt occurred on a Malaga-Manchester flight.  Vacationing Brits refused to fly with two Arabic-speaking men.  This came in the wake of arrests of 21 British-born Muslims who were plotting to blow up as many as 11 trans-Atlantic flights. A spokesman for Britain’s opposition Tory party said the passengers panicked into “behaving irrationally.”  Fancy that, not wanting to fly with members of a faith whose adherents keep trying to blow things up.  Oh, how irrational! Within days of this incident, a Lebanese student...
  • More on ISLAMOFASCISM, the term

    08/31/2006 2:22:30 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 1,438+ views
    Islamofascism the term (article by WSJ)Islamofascism's 1936What Is 'Islamofascism'?Yes, the problem is 'Islamic fascism'Islamic Fascism the Enemy, Not Terror, Says Santorum -- 07/21/2006Oriana Fallaci and the War Against IslamofascismThe Meaning of 'Islamofascism'Michael Ledeen on Fascism & War on TerrorIslamic Fascism The only proper response to Islamofascism is total warThe Devilfish of Islamofascism Neo-Nazi becomes fanatical Muslim (24/5/2006)Lebanon, Islamofascism and democracyRogmios on IslamofascismIslamo-Nazis, The Historical Collaboration of Nazis with Muslims/Arabs
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 149 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."  U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • A Democratic Hamas?

    06/22/2005 9:32:31 AM PDT · by forty_years · 12 replies · 532+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | June 22, 2005 | Asaf Romirowsky
    In an official statement, White House Spokesman Scott McClellan stated that Hamas associates that deal with politics "may be members of organizations, but are not terrorists, versus terrorists, people who have blood on their hands."[1] Is this distinction enough to convince us that Hamas only makes wine and honey and provides social welfare? And does the Bush administration not know what Hamas really is?Hamas is the Arabic acronym for "The Islamic Resistance Movement" (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya) and connotes heat, zeal and passion for a cause, the cause here being the destruction of Israel. Hamas was legally registered in Israel in...
  • Teen pleads guilty to Jewish school firebombing [al Qanada]

    12/16/2004 11:20:50 PM PST · by sarah_f · 9 replies · 946+ views
    ctv.ca ^ | 12/16/2004 | Staff
    Teen pleads guilty to Jewish school firebombing CTV.ca News Staff One of the main suspects in the firebombing of a Jewish school in Montreal has pleaded guilty to arson. In exchange, the conspiracy charge against him has been dropped. Sleiman Elmerhebi, now 19, made the plea in a Quebec courtroom on Thursday. The arson "was an emotional response," Elmerhebi told the court. "I was reacting to acts of violence in the Middle East that I saw on television." Three people were originally charged in connection with the April attack on the United Talmud Torahs school. Charges were dropped against one...
  • MPAC's 'Support' of American Efforts Against Terrorism - (Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hypocrisy)

    12/15/2004 2:42:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 448+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2004 | RACHEL NEUWIRTH
    Salam al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), represents himself and his organization as stalwart opponents of terrorism who are actively working with the FBI and California law enforcement agencies to combat it. At a joint press conference with representatives of the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department on October 14 of this year, Marayati waxed expansive and almost poetic in his glowing account of his organization’s cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the war against terrorism. MPAC has announced a “National Anti-Terrorism Campaign,” and is holding its 4th annual conference (see its poster here)...
  • Moore interviewed Berg for "Fahrenheit" [index to thread at reply #1859]

    05/27/2004 9:26:51 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 2,045 replies · 6,258+ views
    Salon.com ^ | May 27, 2004 | Rebecca Traister
    May 27, 2004 | Filmmaker Michael Moore filmed an interview with American Nicholas Berg in the course of producing his documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" before Berg left for Iraq, where he was taken hostage and killed, Moore confirmed to Salon in a statement Thursday. The 20 minutes of footage does not appear in the final version of "Fahrenheit 911," according to the statement. Word of the footage reached Salon through a source unaffiliated with Moore or his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which is reported to feature stark images of U.S. civilians and soldiers grappling with conditions in war-torn Iraq, as well...
  • Maaariv Letter to our Arab Enemies and Israeli-Arabs

    05/24/2004 11:53:32 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 6 replies · 806+ views
    Maariv - Debka File ^ | May 11, 2004 | Rachel
    Dear Maariv Newspaper Editor, Please Publish... The following is a translation of a letter written in the Online Forum of one of Israel's major newspapers, Maariv, by a female reader named  Rachel. The letter was in response to the major online headline about The Bodies of the Six Soldiers that had died in a Gaza security offensive and how their remains had been defiled by the Palestinian terror groups. See: Palestinians Parade Israeli Soldiers’ Remains (DEBKAfile) (05/11/04) http://www.debka.com/article_print.php?aid=843 This letter  may be one of the most popular letters ever written in this widely read forum receiving unanimous and unequivocal...
  • CNN - Washington Post Misreporting Israel´s war

    04/30/2004 9:28:52 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 9 replies · 609+ views
    W-Times Opinion ^ | July 15, 2002 | Joel Himelfarb
    <p>In the last few weeks, CNN has suffered a series of embarrassing incidents calling into question its news judgment and ability to meet the most basic standards of fairness in reporting on Israel. CNN boss Ted Turner made the following statement about the ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "I would make the case that both sides are engaged in terrorism," he told the Guardian newspaper. Although Mr. Turner subsequently apologized for suggesting that Israel was behaving this way, the damage had been done.</p>
  • Arafat-PLO Fortune Built on Arms and Drugs

    04/30/2004 7:23:13 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 1 replies · 686+ views
    ACPR.org ^ | June 1997 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    Arafat's $Billions in Assets and Investments (Mideast Newswire Archive) Arafat's Wife's Spends Millions While Palestinian Children Starve (Irish Blog Via FR Forum) (02/11/04) ------------------------------------------------------------- On the eve of the famous "hand shake" on the White House lawn which rewarded Rabin and Arafat with the Nobel Prize for Peace, the PLO made Britain's most dangerous terrorist/criminal organizations list. The British National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) also reported that the PLO had world-wide assets approaching $10 billion and an additional annual income of about $1.5 to 2 billion, generated from illegal activities. Surprisingly, the report was not picked up by the media....
  • Arafat's Wife's Spends Millions While Palestinian Children Starve

    04/30/2004 7:08:40 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 16 replies · 1,023+ views
    Irish Blog ^ | 02/11/04 | Blogger
    ALSO SEE: Arafat's Wife on a Luxury Trip NY DAILY NEWS (11/06/03)---------------------------------------------Last week we were told that "Malnutrition in the Gaza Strip and West Bank is as bad as in sub-Saharan Africa because the Palestinian economy has all but collapsed under Israeli restrictions." (Irish Times February 6, 2004) A report by the cross-party International Development Select Committee also called on Britain to press the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Israel until it lifts its restrictions on Palestinian trade. The World Bank said last year that the Palestinian economy was in steep decline after the Israeli army blockaded and...
  • Arab Intifada Is European Proxy War On America

    04/30/2004 5:53:00 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 7 replies · 325+ views
    INN ^ | Dec. 23, 2003 | INN Staff
    CommentsTHE UNITED STATES SHOULD NOT TRY to play a "neutral arbiter" in the Israeli/Palestinian dispute. We should, in fact, be doing our best to make the Palestinians suffer until they change their ways, because, to put it bluntly, they are our enemies. Read this to see how they feel about America. And read this piece by Amir Taheri on the Iraqi "resistance," which notes Palestinian terror connections by the Iraqi insurgents, and features a Palestinian "journalist" egging them on. These folks are our enemies, and deserve to be treated as such. They don't deserve a state of their own. It's...
  • Assassination Policy by Israel, U.S.

    04/30/2004 2:30:57 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 8 replies · 760+ views
    WP-via abs-cbnnews.com ^ | April 29, 2004 | Michael P. Scharf
    The author is a professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. With the simple press of a button, the pilot of an Israeli helicopter gunship unleashed three missiles, instantly killing Sheik Ahmed Yassin, founder of Hamas, as he was being driven home from prayers at his local mosque in the Gaza Strip. Yassin had not been sentenced to death by any court, nor was he on a battlefield in any conventional sense. Seven others died in the attack. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made no apologies,...
  • 'Harsher' Israeli Reprisals After Gaza Pullout

    04/28/2004 7:41:38 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 3 replies · 232+ views
    AP- via Daily ST ^ | April 28, 2004 | Mark Lavie
    JERUSALEM — Israel's response to Palestinian violence after a pullout from the Gaza Strip would be even harsher than it is now, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday. Interviewed on Israel's Channel 10 television for Israel's independence day, Sharon defended his "unilateral disengagement" plan, including a pullout from the Gaza Strip. Members of his Likud Party vote on the plan in a referendum Sunday. After a pullout, Palestinians could no longer explain violence by saying that Israel was occupying their land, Sharon said, "and Israel's responses (to violence) would be much harsher." He refused to give specifics beyond noting...
  • A Look at the Leaders of Hamas

    04/27/2004 2:49:27 PM PDT · by me_newswire · 2 replies · 597+ views
    AP- Star Telegram ^ | 04/17/04 | Reporting Staff
    The top figures in the militant group Hamas after the assassination Sunday of its leader, Abdel Aziz Rantisi. _Mahmoud Zahar: A Hamas spokesman, the 53-year-old Zahar is considered a hard-liner. Zahar was the personal physician of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who was killed by the Israelis on March 22. Zahar served as Hamas' liaison with the PLO in the mid-1990s but now opposes compromise with the Palestinian Authority. Zahar has been imprisoned by Israel and has been jailed repeatedly by the Palestinian Authority. _Ismail Hanieh: A top aide to Yassin and like Zahar he is a member of Hamas'...
  • Sheik Yassin and Rantisi have been reborn (translation) [Arab father names his twins]

    04/26/2004 10:10:10 PM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 234+ views
    Maariv ^ | 4/27/2004 | Itamar Enveri
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me Even though the leaders of Hamas, the Sheik Ahmed Yassin and Avad Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi, have moved on to a new world their popularity continues. Take for example Mazen Al-Natzar, a Hamas man (36) from Schem. Al-Natzar decided to call his twins that were born two days ago on the name of the Hamas leaders who were eliminated by Israel. Al-Natzar, who works as a communications clerk in the Palestinian Communications Company (PalTel), told the French Agency Press that he decided to call his two kids Yassin and Rantisi as a sign of his...
  • Hamas, With It's Leaders Liquidated -Looks to Tehran For Guidance on Terror

    04/22/2004 8:31:44 PM PDT · by me_newswire · 12 replies · 495+ views
    FORWARD.com ^ | April 22, 2004 | Alex Fishman
    TEL AVIV - Even though he had been targeted for death since last fall, Israeli defense officials say the assassination of Abdel Aziz Rantisi became an urgent priority only in the last month, after he became the head of Hamas and began upgrading Iranian involvement in the organization. Rantisi, 54, was killed April 17 by an Israeli helicopter gunship near his Gaza home, just 26 days after he took over Hamas following the assassination of his predecessor, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. During the few weeks that he headed the organization, defense officials say Rantisi invited the Iranians and their Lebanese...
  • New Hamas Leader: A Boss With No Name

    04/19/2004 10:29:02 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 35 replies · 568+ views
    New York Post ^ | (04/19/04) | Uri Dan
    <p>April 19, 2004 -- JERUSALEM -  Defiant Hamas leaders yesterday said they've already picked a new chief to replace assassinated Gaza Strip head Abdel Aziz Rantisi - but refused to publicly identify him.</p> <p>The move came as hundreds of thousands of frenzied Palestinians rampaged through Gaza, vowing to start a bloody "earthquake" against Israel for killing Rantisi less than a month after assassinating his predecessor, Sheik Ahmed Yassin.</p>
  • Martin Peretz: Two Deaths

    04/12/2004 3:03:00 PM PDT · by blitzgig · 3 replies · 127+ views
    onejerusalem.org ^ | 3/26/04 | Martin Peretz
    Just about every world leader one can count on to be sanctimonious has condemned Israel's killing of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the founder and "spiritual" leader of Hamas. (Why were they never as outraged when Yassin's minions slaughtered Jewish civilians?) Kofi Annan, the pope, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana--they all sang more or less the same trope: Israel's missile strike was a criminal act. So did Syria's President Bashar Assad and every shade of theocrat competing for power in Tehran. Yasir Arafat, a man who knows something about the...
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • Sheikh Ahmed Yasin's Letter To The Arab Summit

    04/05/2004 12:13:10 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 423+ views
    Palestine Chronicle ^ | April 03 2004 | Ahmed Yasin
    "This is what I wished to advise you as our prophet, peace be upon him, taught us that advising one another is a religious duty.." Following is the letter sent to the Arab summit meeting in Tunis by late Sheikh Ahmed Yasin shortly before he was extra-judicially assassinated by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday March 22, 2004: “Your majesties and highnesses, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh The statement saying that glory of Islam is dependent on powerful Arabs places a great responsibility on your shoulders for you are the ones entrusted by Almighty Allah to cater for...
  • Unacceptable. Unjust.

    03/30/2004 8:00:23 PM PST · by Salem · 21 replies · 203+ views
    DanielGordis.org ^ | 26 March, 2004 | Daniel Gordis
    Unacceptable. Unjust. By Daniel Gordis A couple of years ago, our office started using a new driver. The previous one, it turns out, couldn't make a living when the tourists abandoned the country, and left for the States. My secretary told me about Shlomo, the new driver, right before I was to get picked up for a drive to a meeting, and I didn't think much of the news. I got in the cab, sat in the back, introduced myself to Shlomo (who appeared to be in his mid-fifties) and told him where I was going. We set out on...
  • Unacceptable. Unjust.

    03/30/2004 3:12:59 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 143+ views
    www.danielgordis.org (via e-mail) | 30 March 2004 | Rabbi Danny Gordis
    Unacceptable. Unjust. Extraordinary offering from Rabbi Danny Gordis A couple of years ago, our office started using a new driver. The previous one, it turns out, couldn't make a living when the tourists abandoned the country, and left for the States. My secretary told me about Shlomo, the new driver, right before I was to get picked up for a drive to a meeting, and I didn't think much of the news. I got in the cab, sat in the back, introduced myself to Shlomo (who appeared to be in his mid-fifties) and told him where I was going. We...
  • The Islamic World Remains Silent as Terrorists Claim Divine Sanction

    03/29/2004 7:51:07 AM PST · by walford · 6 replies · 147+ views
    Utopia Unmasked ^ | March 29, 2004 | William R Alford
    "We knew that Bush is the enemy of God, the enemy of Islam and Muslims. America declared war against God. Sharon declared war against God, and God declared war against America, Bush and Sharon." -- Widely reported remarks from Abdel Aziz Rantisi addressing a rally at the Islamic University in Gaza City, March 28, concerning HAMAS founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin’s ‘targeted killing’ by the IDF on March 22. "The three martyrs were on a holy mission when the Zionist U.S.-made helicopters fired two missiles toward their vehicle." -- HAMAS statement on its website concerning a March 3 IDF attack near...
  • A 'Spiritual Leader's' Worldly Evils

    03/28/2004 3:54:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 183+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Mar 25, 2004 | Robert Spencer
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called the slain Hamas Sheikh Ahmad Yassin an "Islamic religious leader." To the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), he was a "renowned Islamic scholar." Anas Altikriti, president of the Muslim Association of Britain, declared that "for millions of Muslims all over the world, he was seen not only as the founder of Hamas, but as the spiritual father of the latest phase of Palestinian armed struggle for freedom." The media got into the act, too. Honest Reporting noted that Agence France Presse termed Yassin simply Hamas' "spiritual guide." The BBC stated...
  • CNN Poll On Yassin Shows How Out Of Tune Media Is

    03/28/2004 10:37:15 AM PST · by prfix · 11 replies · 170+ views
    The results of a CNN Poll on whether Israel was justified in killing Yassin shows 77% say Yes.
  • The Shape of Violence to Come? Killing Yassin Was Necessary

    03/28/2004 11:58:09 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2004 | Yossi Klein Halevi
    <p>According to polls taken after the assassination last Monday of Hamas terrorist leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, a majority of Israelis agree that the attack has made us more vulnerable to terrorism. Yet that same majority -- which, presumably, will pay the price in the form of revenge attacks by Hamas -- believes that the assassination was not only justified, but inevitable.</p>
  • New Hamas Leader Calls Bush 'The Enemy'

    03/28/2004 9:27:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 173+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/04 | Ibrahim Barzak - AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The new Hamas leader in Gaza on Sunday called President Bush (news - web sites) an enemy of Islam and said that "God declared war" against the United States and Israel — but stopped short of saying the group would strike U.S. targets. The Hamas chief, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, renewed threats to attack Israel in retaliation for the assassination of the group's founder, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, last week. He was addressing a Hamas rally at Gaza City's Islamic University. Last week, immediately after the killing of Yassin, the Hamas military wing made veiled threats against...
  • Hamas Actors Bring Yassin Death Back to Angry Gaza

    03/27/2004 6:36:51 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 13 replies · 126+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 25, 2004 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Hamas Actors Bring Yassin Death Back to Angry Gaza Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:51 AM ET http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=stageNews&storyID=4660606&section=news GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas militants took the roles of their Israeli arch-foes in a play to enact the last moments of their slain leader before an audience seized by fury and grief. Part homage to Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the stage performance at a Gaza Strip refugee camp also served to whip up more anger at the Jewish state for killing the wheelchair-bound Palestinian cleric in a missile strike Monday. "I watched it as if it was real," said 29 year-old Odah Abdel-Rahman. "Something...
  • Greece Strikes Out Yassin Condolence

    03/27/2004 2:11:01 AM PST · by Prometheus_666 · 6 replies · 141+ views
    Arab News ^ | 26March2004
    Greece Strikes Out Yassin Condolence Staff Writer RIYADH, 26March 2004 — The Greek ambassador in Riyadh on Wednesday asked his Palestinian counterpart to cross out the embassy’s name from the book of condolences for assassinated Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, prompting the Arab diplomatic corps to boycott Greek National Day celebrations in the capital. Ambassador George Papadopoulos told the AFP news agency he had withdrawn Greece’s condolences in compliance with European Union policy and that the incident would not strain Greece’s “friendly” ties with the Palestinians. “Although we deplore the killing (of Yassin in an Israeli helicopter strike in Gaza...
  • Hussam's dream, Israel's nightmare + Inerview with Shalom about the Yassin termination

    03/26/2004 9:28:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 104+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 26 2004
    The dramatic photograph of a deluded Palestinian lad raising his hands and displaying to Israeli soldiers the bomb that his terrorist handlers had strapped to his belly is as vivid a document of senseless hatred as can be imagined. Some Palestinian families glory in rearing their young to be the slaughterers of tomorrow. Others do not. "Leave us alone!" screamed Hussam Abdu's mother as shudders of revulsion swept through neighborhoods where the fanatics sow their sickness: What kind of monster commandeers children to do his work? Well, Hamas murder boss Sheik Ahmed Yassin, for one. He had been known, until...
  • New Hamas chief's UK funds are frozen

    03/26/2004 1:35:48 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 181+ views
    Telegraph Co UK ^ | Andrew Sparrow
    Gordon Brown ordered British banks yesterday to freeze assets held in the name of the new Hamas leader in Gaza, Abdel Aziz Rantisi. Using anti-terrorism powers introduced after the September 11 attacks in America, the Chancellor acted to prevent Rantisi - who has succeeded the assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - and four other Hamas leaders from gaining access to money held in British accounts.   He also instructed the Bank of England to freeze the assets of two Kurdish terrorist groups. Treasury officials refused to give details of the various accounts involved or what sums were involved. Mr Brown told...
  • Gaza's Capone

    03/25/2004 2:50:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 159+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>The United States, rightly unsparing in its efforts to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, whose al Qaeda operatives killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, is in no position to criticize Israel for assassinating Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of Hamas. Yassin is lionized in certain quarters of the media as a Muslim spiritual leader, but his enduring legacy is the skill he exercised to motivate Muslims to kill Jews by killing themselves.</p>
  • What Israeli Illegality? The Yassin assassination was perfectly lawful.

    03/25/2004 7:55:03 AM PST · by drb9 · 7 replies · 125+ views
    The National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2004 | Lee Casey & David Rivkin
    The international community in general and the European Union in particular have leapt to condemn Israel for its successful attack on Sheik Ahmed Yassin. Yassin was the target of an Israeli missile attack on Monday and is frequently described as the "spiritual" leader of Hamas. This was, claims the EU, an extra-judicial killing, one in violation of international law. It was not. Yassin may well have been a spiritual man, but he was no Francis of Assisi, tending his sparrows as Israeli missiles screamed into his garden. He was the founder of Hamas, an organization described by the United States...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Defines Killing Of Sheik Ahmed Yassin As A Terrorist Act

    03/24/2004 8:49:00 PM PST · by Prometheus_666 · 21 replies · 182+ views
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 3/24/2004
    Turkish Prime Minister Defines Killing Of Sheik Ahmed Yassin As A Terrorist Act Anadolu Agency: 3/24/2004 ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan defined on Wednesday killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin by Israel as ''a terrorist act'' and said that ''it overshadowed peace.'' Erdogan told A.A correspondent that it was no more possible to mediate between sides in the Middle East. Noting that Middle East peace process was harmed with the Israeli missile attack which killed Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, Erdogan said, ''there is no more anything like a road map.'' Erdogan stated that...
  • History is Watching

    03/24/2004 12:23:38 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 265+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 3/04/04 | Jack Engelhard
    They were on the wrong side of history, and today, and forever, their names live in infamy – Hitler, Goebbels, Mengele, Eichmann, and thousands, even millions more like them. You can run, but you can't hide, as per Joe Louis. Everything (to borrow a line from Pirke Avos) is recorded in a Book. Today, your words and deeds are also recorded by the memory of the Internet and television. If you are a believer, then say this: God is watching. If you are something otherwise, then say this: History is watching. Those who support and champion murderers are murderers themselves,...