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  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • 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 · 151 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...
  • ISIL's Syria push 'a political disaster' according to Al Qaeda leader

    05/03/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | May/03/2014
    Iraqi Al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's global leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video message, urging the faction to redouble its efforts in Iraq instead. Zawahri has repeatedly tried to end infighting between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and another Al Qaeda-aligned group, the Nusra Front. He said on May 2 in a message translated by SITE Monitoring that if ISIL had accepted his decision not to get involved in Syria and had instead worked to "busy itself with Iraq, which needs double its...
  • Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside US [Obama's "allies" in Syria]

    09/13/2013 6:21:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 85 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | 13 sep 13 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    Al-Qaida's leader on Friday marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by calling on Muslims to strike inside the United States, with big attacks or small, using any opportunity they can to "bleed" America financially. In an audio message released two days after the 12th anniversary of the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said America is not a "mythic power" and that the mujahedeen - Islamic holy warriors - can defeat it with attacks "on its own soil." Al-Zawahri, the successor to Osama bin Laden, used the anniversary to argue that the United States can be defeated by targeting its...
  • Source: Santa Monica gunman previously hospitalized for mental health (Update: John Zawahri)

    06/08/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/13 | Michael Martinez, Susan Candiotti and Miguel Marquez
    The gunman's rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, leaving two dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus. It all ended when police shot him dead at Santa Monica College as students studied for finals, a mile from the house. His blood trail, however, left four people dead Friday in Santa Monica, which abuts Los Angeles and is renowned for its liberal openness. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Saturday that the gunman had suffered mental health issues. A couple of years ago, he was hospitalized...
  • Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home

    06/07/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 39 replies ^ | 6/7/13 |
    A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least four people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus. It was not immediately clear if the two events were related. Police and witnesses said the gunfire began adjacent to the campus and about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon. Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched for a possible second shooter. Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department...
  • Kenya: Zawahri urges Somali militants to fight on against "crusaders"

    11/07/2012 11:13:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    Reuters Via Chicago Tribune ^ | November 06, 2012
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in a statement on an Islamist website, urged Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents to fight back against what he called "crusader invaders" after Kenyan forces forced them out of their last urban bastion. Backed by African Union (AU) peacekeepers, government forces have pushed the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents out of the main urban areas they took over in their five-year-old revolt, spurring many Somalis to return to rebuild their country. But the capital Mogadishu remains vulnerable to militant attacks. "Show them the fire of jihad (Islamic holy struggle) and its heat. Chase them with guerrilla...
  • Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre

    10/15/2001 6:09:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 979+ views ^ | Monday, October 15, 2001
    Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre © 2001 A secret deal between the Clinton administration and terrorists linked with Osama bin Laden led directly to the senseless slaughter of some 70 West European tourists and the wounding of hundreds, according to a book written by a former congressional terrorism expert. According to Yossef Bodansky, author of "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," a Central Intelligence Agency operative dealing with Islamic terrorists on matters of security for the U.S. forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina led them to believe President Clinton ...
  • Al-Qaida chief backs Syrian uprising, calls on Muslims to support rebels trying to oust Assad

    02/12/2012 6:45:35 AM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida’s chief has called on Muslims from other countries to support rebels in Syria seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, saying they cannot depend on the West for help. Ayman al-Zawahri, in a videotaped statement released late Saturday, asked Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against Assad’s “pernicious, cancerous regime.” All four states border Syria. 0 Comments Weigh In Corrections? A senior Iraqi security official also told the Associated Press on Saturday that intelligence over the last four months has revealed a flow of al-Qaida-linked fighters from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul...
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 had close call in 2009

    11/29/2010 1:03:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 29, 2010 | AP
    The CIA has come closer to capturing or killing Osama bin Laden’s top deputy than was previously known, during a nine-year hunt at the root of a devastating 2009 suicide bombing at an agency base in Afghanistan, The Associated Press has learned. The CIA missed a chance to nab Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2003 in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, where he met with another senior al-Qaeda leader who was apprehended the next day, several current and former U.S. intelligence officials said. The fugitive Egyptian doctor may also have narrowly survived a bombing by Pakistani military planes in 2004, the...
  • Al Qaeda releases new 9/11 video showing Zawahri

    09/15/2010 2:36:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 September 2010 | Raissa Kasolowsky
    Al Qaeda releases new 9/11 video showing Zawahri DUBAI | Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:07am BST (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahri has appeared in an apparently new video marking the September 11, 2001 attacks...
  • Turkey Arrests 50 Suspected al-Qaida-Linked Militants

    10/18/2009 11:11:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 651+ views
    VOA News ^ | October 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following news brief is a quote: Turkey Arrests 50 Suspected al-Qaida-Linked Militants By VOA News 15 October 2009 Turkish police have detained at least 50 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in raids across nine provinces. Local media say the militants, thought to be members of a group (the Islamic Jihad League) tied to al-Qaida, were planning attacks against U.S., Israeli and NATO targets in Turkey. They say the suspects may have had contact with al-Qaida's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, and may have been trained in Afghanistan. Turkey's Hurriyet daily says police Thursday seized an unlicensed gun, documents, CDs and laptops during...
  • Qaeda's Zawahri Calls for Pakistani Jihad

    08/29/2009 12:55:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/28/09
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command on Friday accused the United States of leading a crusade to turn Pakistan into a divided nation and urged Pakistanis to join in a jihad to resist. The tape from Ayman al-Zawahri, the second this month, comes after Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. missile strike on Aug. 5. It also comes after Pakistan's army went on the offensive in late April against an insurgency by al Qaeda allies, the Taliban, in Swat valley after the militants took over the district 120 km (80 miles) from Islamabad, raising fears for Pakistan's stability and...
  • Al Qaeda Gives Obama Conditions for Truce

    08/03/2009 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 10 replies · 570+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 3rd, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    In the past President Bush had turned this offer for a "truce" with Al Qaeda. Will the Islamic loving President Obama do the same? Qaeda tells Obama conditional truce offer stands DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said a truce offered to the last U.S. administration was still on the table, but President Barack Obama must withdraw troops from Muslim lands and meet other demands.
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Blasts Obama, Again

    04/20/2009 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,079+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | April 20, 2009 7:57 AM | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    (CBS) Al Qaeda's deputy commander, Ayman Zawahri, has issued another scathing attack on President Obama in a new audio tape released on jihadi Web sites. Zawahri argues that the U.S. president is following the same policies as his predecessor, George W. Bush.
  • Zawahri urges Sudan’s Bashir to "repent" Al-Qaeda asks Sudanese to prepare for war

    03/25/2009 2:07:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 365+ views
    AL ^ | March 24, 2009 | n/a
    DUBAI (Agencies) Al-Qaeda’s number two in commend Ayman Zawahiri urged the people of Sudan to prepare for a long guerrilla war against the West and asked the country's embattered President Omar al-Bashir to "repent," in an Internet video message released on Tuesday.
  • Al Qaeda's Zawahri tells Hamas don't accept truce

    02/23/2009 1:14:48 AM PST · by james500 · 5 replies · 499+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:28am EST | Inal Ersan
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command urged Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip not to succumb to Arab pressure for a truce with Israel and vowed to support fighting against the Jewish state. The militant leader in a recording posted on the Internet on Monday also called on Muslims in Yemen, Afghanistan and Somalia to press ahead with fighting "crusaders" -- a term used to denote the West -- and their agents. "Israel's Arab aides are trying to impose a calm (truce) on the people of Gaza to stop their jihad ... I tell our brothers and folk in Gaza that jihad to...
  • Qaeda's Zawahri dismisses Obama, U.S. still enemy

    02/03/2009 12:40:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 913+ views
    Qaeda's Zawahri dismisses Obama, U.S. still enemy 03 Feb 2009 20:31:39 GMT Source: Reuters DUBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's deputy leader dismissed U.S. President Barack Obama's expression of concern over killings in Gaza as an empty gesture on Tuesday and said Washington remains a main enemy of Muslims. "I remind our mujahideen brothers that our enemy in Gaza is not only Israel but the Zionist-crusader coalition, with America, the leader of evil ... at its head," Ayman al-Zawahri said in an audio recording posted on Islamic websites. "Obama said he was concerned about the killings of civilians in...

    11/23/2008 2:51:06 PM PST · by Righting · 20 replies · 1,615+ views
    ZAWAHIRI OBAMA COMMENT FOCUSES ATTENTION ON ARAB SLAVERY By Judith A. Klinghoffer (bio) Tell a FriendPrinter FriendlyFont [+]Font [–]  Is is possible that Ayman Zawahiri calling Barack Obama a “house slave” or “house negro” has done what Dafur genocide failed to to and focus attention on the long ignored Arab slave trade and Arab racism? If Washington Post columnist Colby King angry outburst on Inside Washington is to be judged typical it just may be. Given Arab involvement in the West and East African slave trade, Colby inquired, how dare Zawahiri make any references to American slavery? He went on...