Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,730
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: youssef

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mr. Obama’s Brand of “Christianity”

    01/24/2014 8:56:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 1-24-14 | Michael Youssef
    For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all. But liberal Christians would consider their brand to actually be the enlightened one. Over time, Liberal Christianity has developed a humanistic understanding of what the Christian faith is about. They claim that Christians who still believe the Bible is God’s perfect self-revelation are stuck back in the 1st century. Society has evolved, they say. And because society has evolved, God must be evolving also. After all, why else would He allow...
  • Will the Time Come for Conservatives to be Thankful for Obama? (Thankful for what?...)

    11/03/2013 12:05:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    That’s a startling question, to be sure. But it’s a question that haunted me during my recent visit to Australia. There, political conservatism is experiencing a revival of sorts after six years of socialist wilderness. While in Australia, I kept thinking about a surprising statement made to me by a prominent American conservative leader during the last U.S. election. At that time, he said, “I will not support the Republican candidate. In fact, I hope Obama wins.” When I couldn’t hide my shock, he went on to explain his perspective: eventually the socialist ideology in our country would over-tip its...
  • California man behind anti-Islam film released to halfway house

    08/14/2013 8:49:11 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 14, 2013 | Steve Gorman
    Youssef was transferred from a federal detention center during the past few weeks to an undisclosed halfway house as part of preparation for his release, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said. He is due to be freed on September 26 but will remain under the supervision of probation officials for the next four years, Ross said.
  • Going over the Moral Cliff

    01/24/2013 7:54:58 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 1-23-13 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    In my book, When the Crosses are Gone, I warn that when a culture abandons thinking and logic in favor of feelings and emotions, it is doomed to destruction. Although emotions are a very important part of the human psyche, when they control every aspect of life, morality becomes a victim. Today, there is widespread agreement that morality in America is deteriorating with breathtaking speed. On one hand, we face a belligerent and intimidating lobby that desires the breakdown of biblical morality. On the other hand, a docile public-as well as church leadership-is terrified to stand up for truth lest...
  • A culture war – or a war against Christ?

    01/03/2013 5:57:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    One News Now ^ | Jan. 3, 2013 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Some in the media have popularized the term "culture war," giving the impression that the war being waged against Christianity is the same thing as a war against everything that is traditional. But in 2013, let's change the term. Let's call it what it is: "A war against Christ." Certainly there are many American traditions rooted in Christian teaching and history. But mixing some traditions with what is purely Christ-honoring -- although it may recruit support from non-Christian traditionalists or conservatives -- dilutes the Christian dye. Take for example the ACLU's war against Christians praying in public schools while obliging...
  • From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret

    11/26/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/26/2012 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI and BROOKS BARNES
    LOS ANGELES — Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug. Does Mr. Nakoula now regret the footage? After all, it fueled deadly protests across the Islamic world and led the unlikely filmmaker to his own arrest for violating his supervised release on a fraud conviction. Not at all. In his first public comments since his incarceration soon after the video gained international attention in September, Mr. Nakoula...
  • Case Against 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Raises Eyebrows

    11/23/2012 10:03:41 PM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | by Adam Turner
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, (or Mark Basseley Youssef) the American Coptic filmmaker partly responsible for the film clip that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and incorrectly blamed for inciting the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the American Ambassador and three other Americans, was recently sentenced to a one year prison term for violating his probation.On September 27, in the midst of the tumult in the Muslim world, Nakoula was arrested in the middle of the night from his home in the Los Angeles area for violating his...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Feds arrest Mohammed filmmaker on probation violation

    09/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has to be a real crime underlying this. Right? The...
  • Hillary Clinton, Political Prisoners, and Video trailers

    10/27/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 10/27/12 | Shoebat
    We now have a firsthand account that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker (Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) would be “arrested and prosecuted” for making the video the administration spent weeks blaming for the Benghazi attack. That means Hillary outwardly expressed a desire to make Nakoula a political prisoner. There is another individual in Hillary’s past who appears to be living the life of a political prisoner right this very second; his name is Peter Paul and his ordeal began in the year 2000. Paul was the individual behind a completely different video trailer. In 2007, a...
  • California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 4:45:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com/AP ^ | 11/7/2012
    The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license. Prosecutors agreed to drop the other four allegations under an agreement with Youssef's attorneys, which also included more probation. None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that...
  • True Colors of Islamists

    09/12/2012 8:59:31 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9-12-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The extreme naivety of our foreign policy makers toward countries like Libya and Egypt is not only embarrassing, it is dangerous and disastrous. With yesterday's storming of American diplomatic offices in Egypt and Libya, the world is now watching the true colors of Islamists -- something that those of us with experience have known all along. Unfortunately the Obama administration has been doggedly colorblind to the Islamists' true colors. We give Egypt $2 billion a year. We give Libya military and financial aid to topple their dictator. But what do we get in the way of thanks? Death and destruction....
  • Well, the Episcopalians Did It Again

    07/15/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    Episcopalian leaders continue to guide their denomination into the abyss—and no doubt, the Presbyterians (PCUSA) will soon follow. As reported in the Huffington Post, the Episcopal denomination’s General Convention voted this week to make it illegal to “discriminate against anyone.” Specifically, that means it is now illegal to “. . . bar from the priesthood people who were born into one gender and live as another or who do not identify themselves as male or female.” Readers of my columns and other pieces may remember my prediction that this fast train into the pit would not stop just with practicing...
  • Obama's Religion Part 2

    06/16/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Dr. Michael A. Youssef
    In my last blog, Obama's Religion, I explained the new religion that is taking American churches by storm. That new religion is articulated and exalted by no less than President Obama himself. The religion adheres to the following belief: "Yes, Jesus is my Savior, but He's not the only one. Other religions are equally valid and accepted by God. Christianity is one way to God, but not the only way." An even greater travesty is that so many well-meaning Christians are buying into that preposterous belief. Why do I call it preposterous? Because it's equivalent to believing 2 + 2...
  • Feeling Sorry For the President

    05/13/2012 8:14:20 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 13, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    I feel sorry for Mr. Obama. Regular readers of my blog may be surprised to see those words, but I really do have feelings of genuine sympathy for him. Any human who carries a semblance of spiritual understanding will share in that feeling of sorrow. Try to imagine him standing on two small boats in the middle of the ocean—he has one foot squarely in the middle of the floor of one boat, and the other foot is similarly fixed to the second boat. If an observer were to make only a passing glance at such a scene, one might...
  • Standing on Solid Rock, Not Sinking Sand

    05/09/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Recently I read a masterful article in The Christian Post by Dr. Albert Mohler, who is nothing short of a modern-day prophet. In the article, Dr. Mohler warns, “The urgency to reach people with the Gospel can, if the church is not faithful and watchful, tempt us to subvert the Gospel by redefining its terms.” Specifically, Dr. Mohler drew attention to how some evangelical megachurches appear to be softening their positions on homosexuality. He calls on evangelical leaders to steer clear of the sinking sand of celebrating homosexuality—a quicksand that the mainline churches, I believe, have fallen into. Many evangelicals...
  • How the apostates take over (Part 1)

    03/17/2012 3:32:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    One News Now ^ | 3-16-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The evangelical church is under constant threat to compromise its reliance on biblical truth. The human desire to be accepted, to not be seen as "outside the mainstream," can be overwhelming. But that desire is our weakness, our downfall. It does not always immediately destroy the dam we build to protect the waters of truth, but instead it leads to tiny fissures that grow until destruction is inevitable. Twenty years ago, I experienced the painful demise of the Episcopal Church, which once was a bastion of biblical truth. It was not a pretty picture. It was a picture painted in...
  • President Obama and the Bible

    02/03/2012 3:38:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 2-3-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Many of us who are biblical scholars have watched Mr. Obama’s use, or should I say abuse, of the Bible with dismay. Who can forget when he gave a speech mocking the ceremonial law of the Old Testament then saying something to the effect of, “How can you govern by the Sermon on the Mount?” Well, he did it again at the National Prayer Breakfast. I never understood that name since very little prayer, if any, takes place. Instead, perhaps it should be called the National Breakfast Gathering. The president quoted the Bible to justify punishing those who have worked...
  • Islamophilia

    12/03/2011 10:05:53 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 12-2-2011 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    True democracy can no more take hold in Islamic soil than a rose can grow in a glass vase ... no matter how much water it contains. This is a true statement and many Islamists know that this is a true statement. Tell that to the politically correct segment of our society. This segment, whether it is the mainstream media or foreign policy makers, is afflicted with "opposite disorder ' or better described as "Islamophilia." "What is Islamophilia?," you ask. It is the irrational and self-destructive desire to show how enlightened and morally superior you are by bending over backwards...
  • Common Threads between Islam and Mormonism

    11/30/2011 7:16:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-28-11 | Dr, Michael Youssef
    A number of years ago, I was on Larry King Live and was asked point blank if I had a problem with the appointments of Justices Roberts and Alito (both areRoman Catholics). My answer was very clear that I did not, as long as they shared my own conviction of upholding the Constitution - not trying to rewrite it - and as long as they were committed to the biblical values of the Founding Fathers. I was certain that both men were. Many people today are quoting a statement reputedly made by Martin Luther, the great reformer, that he "would...
  • Arab Winter

    11/25/2011 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 11-23-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    After making numerous phone calls and speaking to many Christian leaders in Egypt this week, I have learned that what is really happening on the ground is far removed from the television reporters’ happy endorsement of democracy seekers. To describe what is really going on around the country as “barbaric” would be an understatement. While some of the protestors may be true democracy lovers, the widespread terrorism on display defies all human decency. The truth about recent events in Egypt reveals that the country has disintegrated into a total anarchy and barbarianism that would make the Vikings blush. Peaceful Christians...
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Equality or Burning Consciences?

    09/25/2011 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The Christian Post reported that on August 21, 2011, Mike Weatherley, a MP [Member of Parliament] for Hove, wrote a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron saying, "As long as religious groups can refuse to preside over ceremonies for same-sex couples, there will be inequality." In 2004, The United Kingdom passed laws legalizing same-sex unions, but churches were not required to participate in these unions. In 2010, the Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition proposed an amendment to those laws which allowed places of worship to "opt-in" to register same-sex ceremonies, something that MP Weatherley called a "messy compromise." But...
  • The intolerance of the tolerance preachers

    09/09/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9-9-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The Washington National Cathedral, in its commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, has deliberately and carefully excluded evangelicals from their multi-religious commemoration. The service includes Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, but not evangelical Christians. Mind you, I am opposed to interfaith services in any shape or form and that is why, in a previous blog, I stated that I was relieved that the mayor of New York spared us the agony of watching the One, True God of the Bible “worshipped” alongside false gods. National Cathedral (Washington, DC)The National Cathedral is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Having...
  • America's new god.

    08/13/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Broker · 36 replies
    Michael's Blog ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011 AT 06:01PM | Michael Youssef
    On June 26th, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.was the latest church to be used for the promotion of syncretism—the attempted union of different religions. The idea was that “Christian” ministers, Jewish Rabbis, and Muslim Imams would co-lead a service in “Christian” churches around America using a multi-faith liturgy. Sadly, 70 other churches across America signed on to do the same thing. The event was organized by a group called “Faith Shared.” It comes as no shock that the service was designed to promote “religious tolerance.” This is indeed a major step forward in promoting what I believe to be...
  • Senators call for FBI bias investigation

    02/16/2006 8:48:55 PM PST · by Daralundy · 8 replies · 368+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jim Popkin
    Discrimination against Arab-American agent alleged WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee is calling for an investigation into whether the FBI retaliated against its highest-ranking Arabic-speaking agent, a new letter reveals. The public airing of the private workplace squabble is a potential embarrassment for the FBI, which faced criticism after 9/11 for its failure to hire many Arab-speaking agents and for failing to better understand the radical Islamic community inside the United States. Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate whether the FBI's treatment of agent...
  • FBI Picks Terrorism Expert to Lead Agency's National Security Sector

    01/12/2008 8:35:11 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 6 replies · 193+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2008 | John Solomon
    The FBI named a career-long expert in terrorism to its top national security job yesterday as one of its own agents went public with allegations that the bureau still lacks the experience and skills needed to effectively combat terrorists. Agent Bassem Youssef, a whistle-blower who alleged he was passed over for promotions after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, said in an interview with The Washington Post that counterterrorism agents and their managers still lack basic knowledge about Middle Eastern culture, Arabic language and terrorist mind-sets. In some cases, Youssef said, that lack of knowledge has caused agents to investigate people...
  • Is the FBI doing its best to combat terrorism?

    12/05/2006 11:48:07 AM PST · by Flavius · 41 replies · 1,019+ views
    msnbc ^ | Dec 4, 2006 | isa Myers, Jim Popkin & the NBC News Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - Bassem Youssef is the FBI's highest-ranking Arab-American agent. He's fluent in Arabic, ran the FBI's offices in Saudi Arabia and is a terrorism expert. In fact, Youssef's undercover work helping to infiltrate the terror organization of the so-called "blind sheik," Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, earned him the intelligence community's most-prestigious award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. But now, for the first time, Youssef is speaking out against the agency he loves. "I don't believe that the FBI's doing everything it can to combat terrorism," the 18-year FBI veteran tells NBC News.
  • Live Thread of The Path to 911 (Part I) [8- 10:30 pm Eastern - ABC]

    09/10/2006 9:16:53 AM PDT · by mware · 3,509 replies · 123,627+ views
    Freepers evertwhere ^ | 09/10/06 | mware
    <p>I didn't hear if anyone was planning for a live thread of the film tonight. Just in case anyone wants to start early. Some in Australia already have seen part 1.</p>
  • Michigan man pleads guilty to aiding Hizballah

    03/02/2005 7:25:30 AM PST · by USF · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 02, 2005
    Michigan man pleads guilty to aiding Hizballah Yet we are not even to question the loyalties of Muslims in America -- to do so would be "Islamophobia." This story shows why such pieties must be discarded. "Dearborn resident helped terror group," from the Detroit News, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm: DEARBORN -- A Dearborn man pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing material support to Hezbollah, a foreign terrorist organization. Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, 33, admitted to hosting meetings at his Dearborn home during Ramadan in 2002 and allowing a Lebanese man to solicit donations from people there for Hezbollah. The U.S. government...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Pair Charged With Terror Recruiting in U.S.

    09/16/2004 12:48:14 PM PDT · by JustAnotherSavage · 36 replies · 1,522+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/16/04 | AP
    Pair Charged With Terror Recruiting in U.S. Thursday, September 16, 2004 WASHINGTON — Two men were charged Thursday with providing financial support to terrorists and recruiting terror group members, including one person identified by U.S. authorities as alleged "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla (search). A 10-count grand jury indictment handed up in federal district court in Miami charges Adhan Amin Hassoun (search) and Mohamed Hesham Youssef (search) with providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to provide support. The indictment contends Hassoun helped recruit individuals from the United States for groups engaging in Islamic "jihad," or holy war, in countries such as Afghanistan,...
  • Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support

    06/25/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 267+ views
    TBO.com ^ | June 25, 2004 | Daniela Sigrist
    Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support for 9/11 Attacks by Al-Qaida By Daniela Sigrist Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 24, 2004 BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Investigators have concluded that Switzerland was likely used as a base for financing and logistical support for the Sept. 11 attacks by al-Qaida, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Federal Prosecutor Valentin Roschacher said authorities plan to begin court proceedings in the coming weeks in three terror cases, capping investigations started four days after the 2001 suicide hijackings in New York and Washington. A special task force initially was charged...
  • Demagoguing September 11

    05/20/2002 10:39:44 PM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 597+ views
    <p>Just a few days ago, Democrats on Capitol Hill seemed quite eager to make political hay out of news reports suggesting that President Bush might have known in advance about the September 11 attacks. Prominent Democrats like Sens. Tom Daschle, Hillary Rodham Clinton and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt have loudly demanded investigations into what the administration knew about the possibility that terrorists were preparing to attack the United States.</p>
  • Cheney Lectures Russert on Iraq-9/11 Link

    09/15/2003 6:42:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 47 replies · 9,860+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/15/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    After telling a national radio audience last week that there was no connection between the World Trade Center attacks and Saddam Hussein, "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert got an earful on Sunday from Vice President Dick Cheney, who outlined a mountain of evidence tying Iraq to the 9/11 catastrophe. Recalling that he had told Russert two years ago that he knew of no Iraqi link to the attack, Cheney said Sunday, "Subsequent to that, we've learned a couple of things." The Vice President contended that more recent evidence indicates "that there was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda...
  • Why FBI missed Islamic threat: Agents: Clinton shifted counterterror efforts

    07/25/2002 12:06:35 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 35 replies · 910+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2002
    WASHINGTON – The Clinton administration "de-emphasized" fighting Arab international terrorism to focus on domestic terrorism – namely, white "right-wing" militia groups – which led to the FBI ignoring Arab nationals flocking to U.S. flight schools, veteran FBI agents told WorldNetDaily. They say the shift was so dramatic at the FBI that dozens of boxes of evidence that agents gathered in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case were never analyzed – until it was too late. The evidence held valuable clues to al-Qaida's network and operations, they say. Some 40 boxes of material left over from the WTC investigation, which...
  • Catastrophic intelligence Failure - Clinton's Bin Laden GATE

    09/29/2001 1:10:15 PM PDT · by majordivit · 124 replies · 23,347+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 24, 2001 | Cliff Kincaid - Reed Irvine
    CATASTROPHIC INTELLIGENCE FAILURE In 1995, the CIA and the FBI learned that Osama bin Laden was planning to hijack U.S. airliners and use them as bombs to attack important targets in the U.S. This scheme was called Project Bojinka. It was discovered in the Philippines, where authorities arrested two of bin Laden's agents, Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad. They were involved in planting a bomb on a Philippine airliner. Project Bojinka, which Philip-pine authorities found outlined on Abdul Murad's laptop, called for planting bombs on eleven U.S. airliners and hijacking others and crashing them into targets like the CIA ...
  • Bin Laden plan known since 1995: report

    12/08/2001 3:50:17 PM PST · by codeword · 50 replies · 273+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec. 8, 2001 | AFP
    AFP - Western secret services knew as far back as 1995 that suspected terror mastermind Osama bin Laden planned to attack civilian sites using commercial passenger planes, German newspaper Die Welt said. Quoting sources close to western intelligence services, Die Welt said authorities did not take seriously the threat of the plan, known as Project Bojinka. The plan was discovered in January 1995 by Philippine police who were investigating a possible attack against Pope John Paul II on a visit to Manila. They found details of the plan in a computer seized in an apartment used by three men ...
  • Turning the Tables on Oklahoma City

    04/29/2002 3:37:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 725+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | April 29, 2002 | Steve Farrell
    It seems only yesterday that 168 innocent Americans perished in Oklahoma City in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history – pre-9/11. After saving lives, the top priority on that fateful day was "Whodunit?" Then things got worse. As the nation tried to figure out "whodunit," the political left already had an answer, and no amount of facts would change it: "The killer was 'the political right.' " Mass Murderer #1: Conservative Talk Radio Remember? According to the left's account, there was one bomber, 150 million co-conspirators and, at the top, a few dozen hate-driven conservative talk radio show hosts...
  • CBS 11 Investigates Whether US Was Warned About Terrorist Attacks

    04/28/2002 5:47:53 AM PDT · by glorygirl · 37 replies · 735+ views
    CBS 11 investigates very serious questions about what our government knew about planned terrorist attacks against America... including 9/11 and Oklahoma City. As far back as seven years ago, federal authorities may have been told terrorists were already in this country taking flying lessons and picking their targets. Sources say the evidence was overwhelming and the U.S. was clearly and repeatedly warned. CBS 11 Special Correspondent Steve Narisi traveled to the Philippines where the questions were first raised and perhaps even answered. "My reaction was that they had done this and they have succeeded. Those were my words. They...