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  • Cat Stevens Doing First US Tour Since 1976

    09/16/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 84 replies
    Newser ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced yesterday that he'll do a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the US since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter-century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he converted. The performer of 1970s-era hits "Wild...
  • Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting..

    06/25/2013 9:38:19 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 25, 2013 | David Martosko
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting with National Security Council staff --------------------------------------- The UK and U.S. have banned Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who leads the anti-Israel International Union of Muslim Scholars. The Obama administration invited that group's VP, Abdallah bin Bayyah, to a private meeting on the day it announced support for Syria's rebelsThe organization ended its December 2012 board meeting by calling for the end of Israel and the return of its lands to the PalestiniansHours after MailOnline began inquiring with the National Security Council about its meeting with bin Bayyah, the cleric's...
  • Top Sunni Cleric Al-Qaradawi: Hezbollah Is “Party of Satan”

    06/09/2013 7:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, says the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization is the “Party of Satan.” In an interview with Al Arabiya aired on Sunday, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, slammed Lebanese Hezbollah group as “party of Satsan” that seeks to “sow discord” among Muslims.
  • 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...
  • Gruesome double murder, men decapitated

    02/13/2013 1:40:56 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    WABC-TV/ ^ | February 11, 2013 | Jeff Pegues
    JERSEY CITY - There's a gruesome double murder mystery in New Jersey. Police say who did it's not a mystery because someone is under arrest but the mystery is why the accused killer cut of two men's heads and hands. The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia. ... police announced an arrest. 28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim is in custody. Investigators say Ibrahim shot and killed the victims, severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains at a Buena Vista house. Back in Jersey City, friends of the victims...
  • Awlaki’s Martyrs March On

    10/21/2012 12:05:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | 19 October 2012 | JUDITH MILLER
    Its hero and editor are dead, but the al-Qaida magazine, Inspire, continues to do just that. According to the complaint filed in federal district court in New York, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, a student from Bangladesh arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in ManhattanÂ’s Financial District, was the latest Islamist militant to try to follow the example of the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the English-language magazine, Inspire, created in his honor. Quazi Nafis, who came to the United States last January on a student visa, had big...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

    07/16/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 16, 2010 TG-779 Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula Treasury Targets al-Qa'ida Leader with Ties to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Anwar al-Aulaqi, a key leader for al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemen-based terrorist group. Aulaqi was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of AQAP. Since its inception in January 2009, AQAP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni and...
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • 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...
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World Threats.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • ‘Bombmaker’ busted by NYPD in upper Manhattan apartment (Hispanic Muslim from Dominican Republic)

    11/20/2011 4:39:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | November 20 2011 | ALISON GENDAR & BILL HUTCHINSON
    A Dominican with an anti-American grudge has been busted for building a bomb in his upper Manhattan apartment to blow up a police station, sources said Sunday night. -snip- The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
  • Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist

    11/05/2011 12:50:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    FBI.gov - St. Louis - Press Release ^ | November 3, 2011 | n/a
    Quote: www.fbi.gov/stlouis/press-releases/2011/local-man-pleads-guilty-to-providing-material-support-to-terrorist-organization Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office November 03, 2011 Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, 31, pled guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. According to court documents, from February 2008 through at least July 2009, Yusuf, conspired with others to provide money to al Shabaab, which was designated by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization in February 2008. Yusuf transferred money to al Shabaab under fictitious names and telephone numbers utilizing money remitting...
  • American on US no-fly list stranded in Egypt

    06/16/2010 3:13:58 PM PDT · by too_cool_for_skool · 56 replies · 966+ views
    AP ^ | 06/16/2010
    CAIRO — A Virginia man, stuck in Egypt for the last six weeks living in a cheap hotel and surviving on fast food, said Wednesday his name was placed on a U.S. no-fly list because of a trip to Yemen. Yahya Wehelie, 26, who was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Somali parents was returning with his brother Yusuf from 18 months studying in Yemen, when Egyptian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight to New York saying the FBI wanted to speak with him. Wehelie said he was then told by FBI agents in Egypt that his name was on...
  • Al-Qaida Confirms "Martyrdom" of Former Guantanamo Detainee in Yemen

    12/07/2009 10:38:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 598+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | December 6, 2009 | By Evan Kohlmann
    SNIPPET: "Al-Qaida's network in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) has released the audio-recorded wills of two mujahideen operatives who were recently "martyred" in clashes with local security forces -- including former Guantanamo Bay detainee #114 Yusuf Muhammad Mubarak al-Jebairy al-Shehri. The younger brother of a senior Al-Qaida member, al-Shehri first left his home in Saudi Arabia in mid-2001 in order to wage jihad alongside the Taliban because he "thought that participating in jihad with the Taliban was the right thing to do... the Taliban were good Muslims.” In the midst of fleeing the crumbling Taliban frontline in late 2001, Yusuf al-Shehri...
  • Yusuf Islam (that's Cat Stevens) booed by angry fans

    11/17/2009 12:03:28 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 2,121+ views
    Malaysia News ^ | 17th November, 2009
    Revered British folk singer Yusuf Islam - once known as Cat Stevens - has been booed by fans at an eagerly-awaited comeback concert after he allowed another singer to perform some of his best-known songs on stage. 'Now I know what (Bob) Dylan felt like,' Stevens told his audience in Dublin at the weekend after some fans booed while others gave a standing ovation in his first concert tour in 33 years. They began walking out ... 'In London's West End, where it is due to open next year, 'Moonshadow' could go down a storm. In front of an audience...
  • US:Coming Soon Islamic College

    05/17/2009 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 802+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 17Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Recently I have posted articles ranging from showing that American Muslims are not assimilating and forming their own communities, to Muslims openly calling for jihad just blocks away from Ground Zero. As long as they go unopposed they are going to continue to move forward with their agenda of an Islamic USA. Now two prominent American Muslims are close to finalizing their plan to open an Islamic College right here in America. The school will be lead by two Islamic scholars, the first being Sheik Hamza Yusuf, who in the past had made this statement.
  • Conservatives Fight Over Islam

    02/20/2003 4:19:54 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 416 replies · 994+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2003 | Wes Vernon
    Conservatives Fight Over Islam Wes Vernon, NewsMax.com Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 WASHINGTON – A fierce, nearly three-week running battle of accusations and counter-accusations between two conservative icons has brought to the front burner a long-festering debate among President Bush’s supporters on how far the White House should go in seeking Islamic support. Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy and a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, has accused two White House officials – Ali Talbah and his predecessor Sukhail Khan – of putting President Bush in the company of “people who have made no...
  • Interim leader rejects U.S. approach in Somalia

    01/10/2007 1:59:35 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 31 replies · 820+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 01/08/2007 | Shashank Bengali
    Interim leader rejects U.S. approach in Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya, 8 Jan. 2007- In a rebuff to the United States, Somalia's interim president, Abdullahi Yusuf, on Monday rejected U.S. requests to bring moderate Islamists into his weak transitional government. Negotiations with Islamists "will not happen," he told Al Jazeera television before flying to Mogadishu, Somalia's lawless seaside capital. "We will crack down on the terrorists in any place around the nation." Yusuf had indicated the opposite position in meetings in the Kenyan capital over the weekend with assistant U.S. Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer, U.S. officials said. There was no immediate...
  • Pakistan arrests suspected Turkish Al-Qaeda militant

    01/29/2006 11:36:57 AM PST · by Dog · 10 replies · 384+ views
    dnaindia/AFP ^ | January 29, 2006
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces arrested a suspected Turkish Al-Qaeda militant in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, a security official said on Sunday. The man, seized on Saturday, identified himself as Mohammad Yusuf and said he was a Turkish national, a security official said. The 25-year-old was apprehended when security forces stopped a vehicle at a check point at Shah Alam, five kms from Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan region, he said.Pakistan has deployed thousands of troops into the tribal areas to hunt down Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants who crossed the border after Afghanistan's hardline...
  • Dolly Parton Defends Yusuf Islam

    10/25/2005 12:42:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 64 replies · 2,547+ views
    Country superstar Dolly Parton was thrilled when Yusuf Islam agreed to collaborate with her on her new covers album because she wanted to show fans he's a "really sweet man." Parton has been a longtime friend and fan of the folk icon, formerly Cat Stevens, and was horrified when she learned he had been refused entry to America last year. Islam was turned back when his name appeared on a mysterious list of potential terrorist sympathisers. He has been fighting the humiliating immigration mess ever since. And, by including him on her new album, Those Were The Days, patriotic Parton...
  • Trial Begins In 1993 WTC Bombing Suit

    09/24/2005 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 2,683+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 23, 2005 4:42 pm US/Eastern
    Families of the six who were killed and the more than 1,000 injured in the first World Trade Center bombing will see their lawsuits against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey go to trial on Monday after 12 years of legal delays. Six main jurors and four alternates were chosen Friday for the trial before State Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Figueroa. The trial is expected to last five weeks. Lawyers for more than 400 individuals and businesses who filed some 175 lawsuits, say the deadly blast on Feb. 26, 1993, from 1,200 pounds of explosives in a...
  • How U.S. 'harassed' Bay Area Muslim - Customs delay imam who advised Bush

    01/16/2005 9:47:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,012+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 1/16/05 | Ian Hoffman
    <p>Inside the Toronto SkyDome with more than 10,000 fellow Muslims, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf presided over new conversions, translated an ancient poem and gave a scholarly talk on the Prophet Isa, Islam's analog to Jesus.</p> <p>Then the bespectacled imam turned for home and his institute in Hayward feeling uplifted.</p>
  • Identifying Moderate Muslims

    11/23/2004 2:24:40 PM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,575+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 23, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Moderate Islam or Fata Morgana? and freemuslims.org Speaks Out.There is good news to report: The idea that "militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution" is finding greater acceptance over time. But there is also bad news, namely growing confusion over who really is a moderate Muslim. This means that the ideological side of the war on terror is making some, but only limited, progress.The good news: Anti-Islamist Muslims have found their voice since September 11. Their numbers include distinguished academics such as Azar Nafisi (Johns Hopkins), Ahmed al-Rahim (formerly...
  • Terror on the dole

    04/20/2004 12:12:23 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 48 replies · 1,484+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 20 April 2004 | David Cohen
    Four young British Muslims in their twenties - a social worker, an IT specialist, a security guard and a financial adviser - occupy a table at a fast-food chicken restaurant in Luton. Perched on their plastic chairs, wolfing down their dinner, they seem just ordinary young men. Yet out of their mouths pour heated words of revolution. "As far as I'm concerned, when they bomb London, the bigger the better," says Abdul Haq, the social worker. "I know it's going to happen because Sheikh bin Laden said so. Like Bali, like Turkey, like Madrid - I pray for it, I...
  • Al-Qa'ida 9/11 chief reveals US got off lightly

    03/28/2004 6:38:54 PM PST · by KangarooJacqui · 84 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Australian, From The Sunday Times ^ | March 29, 2004 | Sunday Times sources
    IT makes a chilling picture. The mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has told interrogators that he and his terrorist nephew leafed through almanacs of US skyscrapers when planning the operation. Sears Tower in Chicago and Library Tower in Los Angeles – which was "blown up" in the film Independence Day – were both potential targets, according to transcripts of interrogations of al-Qa'ida operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. "We were looking for symbols of economic might," he told his captors. He recounted sitting looking at the books with Ramzi Yusuf, his nephew by marriage, who was the man behind the...
  • A Troubling Influence - An Islamic Fifth Column penetrates the White House

    12/09/2003 1:37:45 AM PST · by kattracks · 792 replies · 10,763+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 12/09/03 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    Why We Are Publishing This Article by David HorowitzThe article you are about to read is the most disturbing that we at frontpagemag.com have ever published. As an Internet magazine, with a wide circulation, we have been in the forefront of the effort to expose the radical Fifth Column in this country, whose agendas are at odds with the nation’s security, and whose purposes are hostile to its own. In his first address to Congress after 9/11, the President noted that we are facing the same totalitarian enemies we faced in the preceding century. It is not surprising that their...