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  • Two more arrests as FBI investigates 'bomb plot' (2000)

    05/03/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 4, 2000 | Julian Borger
    Two more people have been arrested in Seattle and New York, FBI officials said yesterday, as investigators tried to break up a suspected terrorist network they believe was plotting a bomb attack against a US target .... Graham Fuller, a specialist on Islamic extremism and a former CIA analyst, said: "I'm a little sceptical about the possibility that the GIA is now targeting us because it would have been accompanied by some kind of rhetoric. Therefore I would speculate that these guys are working on their own or hired by someone else." And Mr Fuller argued that Mr Ressam's Afghan...
  • Faith at the Finish Line in Boston [clergy turned away]

    04/27/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2013 | Jennifer Graham
    The heart-wrenching photographs taken in the moments after the Boston Marathon bombings show the blue-and-yellow jackets of volunteers, police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, even a three-foot-high blue M&M. Conspicuously absent are any clerical collars or images of pastoral care. --SNIP-- When the priests at St. Clement's, three blocks away, heard the explosions, they gathered sacramental oils and hurried to the scene in hopes of anointing the injured and, if necessary, administering last rites, the final of seven Catholic sacraments. But the priests, who belong to the order Oblates of the Virgin Mary, weren't allowed at the scene. The...
  • Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2013 | SCOTT SHANE
    The Russian warning to the United States government in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, was based on two intercepted telephone calls discussing jihad, both involving his mother, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. The Russian authorities informed the F.B.I. in March 2011 that Mr. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in the United States for about a decade, had changed drastically, had adopted extremist views and planned to travel to Russia to meet with underground groups. The F.B.I. sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to...
  • Kerry Proves He’s Not Up to His Job

    04/23/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 4-23-2013 | Michael Reagan
    One of the larger drawbacks to having John Kerry as secretary of state is his inane statements now have worldwide impact, instead of being limited to a domestic audience as was the case previously. Even worse, what he says now can cause real damage, while as a senator Kerry’s bloviating was relatively harmless since he was part of large collection of publicity-seeking bloviators. Kerry’s latest occurred last Sunday when he compared the jihadists trying to break Israel’s Gaza blockade aboard the Mavi Marmara with the victims of the Boston bombing. .... Israeli commandos were lowered to the deck from a...
  • Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings

    04/21/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 16 replies
    Vilayat Dagestan, a jihadist group that is part of the Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group operating in the North Caucasus, has issued a statement on the Boston Marathon bombings. The group released the statement on its main website earlier today, citing "speculation" in the press that one of the bombers "could be affiliated with the mujahideen of the Caucasus Emirate, in particular, the mujahideen of Dagestan." The statement has been translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. The organization's statement references Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers responsible for the bombings, who reportedly traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya last year....
  • Suspected Boston Bomber on Twitter: ‘A decade in America already, I want out.’

    04/19/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Friday April 19 | Charlie Spiering
    “A decade in America already, I want out,” – March 2012.
  • New Bedford police take three into custody in bombing investigation

    04/19/2013 6:30:15 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 34 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 19 Apr 2013 | Shelly Murphy et al
    New Bedford police said this evening that three people had been taken into custody in their city as part of the bombing investigation. New Bedford Police Lieutenant Robert Richard said his department assisted federal investigators in executing a search warrant at a home on Carriage Drive in New Bedford, about 10 minutes from the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev was a student. Richard said the FBI took two men and a woman into custody. “They appeared to be either fellow college students or fellow residents,” he said. Richard said Tsarnaev may have been affiliated with...
  • Steve Emerson reports Saudi national ‘person of interest’ is being deported on Tuesday (Video)

    04/17/2013 7:53:31 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 61 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | April 18, 2013 | Shoebat Foundation
    Tonight on Hannity, Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, reported that his sources are telling him that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was a person of interest for less than 24 hours, is being deported to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Why? According to Emerson, based on National Security grounds. Reuters is reporting that Obama met today with the Saudi Foreign Minister in an unscheduled meeting: U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House on Wednesday and discussed the conflict in Syria, a spokeswoman said. The meeting was...
  • Saudi National in Boston Bombing being deported on "National Security Grounds"

    04/17/2013 7:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/17/13 | Pamela Geller
    Steve Emerson just broke the shocking news that the Saudi National, Abdul al-Harbi, first questioned in the Boston bombing, is going to be deported on "national security grounds." He is from a very powerful Saudi family with many terrorist ties. Abdul al-Harbi is a devout Muslim from Medina. I said it takes longer than 15 hours to investigate all of Abdul al-Harbi's relatives, friends, acquaintances, and business and school friends. Perhaps a quick look at the Arabic sources should raise the eyebrows of every American relative to the extent of the problem at hand. Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are steeped...
  • Obama meets with Saudi foreign minister, discusses Syria

    04/17/2013 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Third Person · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 17th, 2013 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House on Wednesday and discussed the conflict in Syria, a spokeswoman said. The meeting was not on Obama's public schedule. The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama's national security adviser, Tom Donilon. "The president and Prince Saud al-Faisal reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and discussed developments in the region, including the conflict in Syria," Hayden said in a statement.
  • Authorities arrest suspect in Boston bombings, source says

    04/17/2013 11:15:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2013 | Tom Watkins
    An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend. Boston University graduate student Lingzu Lu has been identified by the school as the third person who died in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.....
  • Boston Bombing Occurred during Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Celebration) [vanity]

    04/16/2013 9:44:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 6 replies
    me | 4/16/2013 | me
    This year Yom Ha'atzmaut (the Israeli Independence Day Celebration) began on the evening of April 15 and ended on the evening of April 16. During the evening of April 15 in Israel, it was afternoon in Boston. The bombing occured at about 2:50 PM local time.
  • Allahu Akbar!… Online Jihadists Hope Boston Bombings Are Act of Islamic Terrorism

    04/16/2013 10:27:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    While the liberal media goes out of its way to steer clear from blaming Muslims for the Boston Marathon bombings, jihadists online are praying an Islamist is behind the blasts. SITE Institute reported, via Religion of Peace: Amidst ongoing media reports of two explosions in the American city of Boston, Massachusetts, near the finish line of the marathon race on April 15, 2013, jihadists expressed their joy and hoped the blasts are acts of jihadi terrorism. One forum member noted that over a week ago, a jihadist announced his desire to plan bombings in the United States, but was chastised...
  • Boston Marathon Bombings: What Happened And What Didn't (Nice summation of current info)

    04/16/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 39 replies
    Deadspin.com ^ | 4/16/13 | Barry Petchesky
    As with any crisis, early information is incomplete and sometimes outright wrong. The day after the Boston Marathon bombings, a clearer picture has emerged. Let's get up to speed with where things stand right now. What do we know about the bombs? The first bomb went off at 2:50 p.m., a few feet short of the finish line, in front of a sporting goods store and a LensCrafters. The second went off 12 seconds later, about a block further up Boylston Street, which serves as the home stretch of the marathon. You can see the blast locations on the map...
  • Boston Marathon bomber planted SEVEN devices but only two went off: One ´suspect´ held, hunt

    04/15/2013 7:23:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/13 | Beth Stebner*
    Police confirmed that at least three people lost their lives in today´s deadly Boston Marathon terror attack as counter-terrorism sources in the city revealed that seven devices were planted across the city - but only two detonated. Law enforcement in the city said that they found what they believed were five additional, undetonated explosive devices around the Boston area. The additional devices were uncovered as police frantically inspected all suspicious packages, many left behind as runners and pedestrians rushed away from the scene in the aftermath of the blasts.
  • Boston Chief of Police Reports Third Explosion at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 49 replies
    The Boston Chief of Police reports a third explosion at JFK Library, some distance from the Marathon finish. No injuries reported.
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah Celebrate Boston Terror Attack

    04/15/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 32 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 15, 2013 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah Celebrate Boston Terror AttackBy Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem, Israel --- April 15, 2013 … Shortly after terror bombs exploded and murdered over 12 people at the Boston Marathon, members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah were reported to be dancing in the streets of Gaza, handing out candies to passerbys. A number of Palestinians had danced in the street in celebration of the 9/11 attacks in 2001 on the World Trade Center and Washington resulting in the deaths of thousands of Americans. The head of an Islamic terror organization in Jordan - the Muslim Salafi group...
  • FBI takes charge in law enforcement probe of Boston Marathon explosions

    04/15/2013 6:47:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wapo ^ | 4/15/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The FBI is taking charge in the criminal investigation of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. The announcement came Monday night at a news conference in Boston whose participants included Richard DesLauriers, the agent in charge of the FBI in Boston. Also on Monday night, the FBI said it had set up a phone line for members of the public to call with information about the explosions to contact the law enforcement agency. The call-in number is 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt (hash)3. “No piece of information or detail is too small,” the FBI said in urging the public to...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...