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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, PRIVATE BERGDAHL

    12/25/2009 4:16:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 43 replies · 773+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 25 December 2009 @ 23:08 | Aaron Weisburd
    Private Bergdahl - assuming he's still alive - is spending Christmas as a captive of the Taliban. His captors spent the last day or two uploading a video showing Private Bergdahl reading a statement. The video was divided into four segments and uploaded to YouTube on 25 December 2009. The YouTube account is:
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Pakistan May Seek Deal to Swap Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden for Terrorist

    07/28/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was arrested by Pakistan’s spy agency for helping Americans identify Osama bin Laden’s compound, may get out of his 33-year prison sentence early. Via Fox News: Pakistan is preparing a proposal to swap the doctor who helped the CIA pinpoint Usama bin Laden for a notorious female neuroscientist and suspected Al Qaeda operative being held at a federal prison in Texas, FoxNews.com has learned.The exchange would involve Dr. Shakil Afridi, the pro-America doctor whose vaccination ruse helped establish the terror kingpin’s presence in an Abbottabad compound prior to the Navy SEAL raid that killed him, and...
  • Obama Administration Agrees To Extradite “Lady Al Qaeda” To Pakistan

    07/22/2013 2:43:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com/ ^ | july 22, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Aafia Siddiqui is a MIT-trained neuroscientist who married a top Al Qaeda operative who intended to blow up gas stations or poison water reservoirs in the United States. She is known as “Lady Al Qaeda,” and was convicted of attempting to murder Americans in Afghanistan after she was found with plans for a “mass casualty attack” in the United States, along with a list of New York landmarks. Aafia Siddiqui named Farha Ahmed as her legal counsel in a handwritten letter in October of 2010. Farha Ahmed was running for office in Texas. Farha Ahmed was the leader of the...
  • Aafia Siddiqui: Repaying Opportunity With Terror

    04/30/2013 5:17:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 30, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Aafia Siddiqui: Repaying Opportunity With TerrorPosted By Mark Tapson On April 30, 2013 @ 12:36 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments One of the more jaw-dropping excuses that the news media have concocted in defense of the Boston Marathon bombers’ murderous evil is that America herself failed the two immigrant brothers. “Expecting hospitality,” sympathized an American University professor, “they felt alienated and disillusioned, even with all of the opportunities and privileges available to them as citizens of this country.” This is reminiscent of a parallel tale of opportunities and privileges made available to...
  • Bombers' Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists

    Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there." In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including: (snipped) Abdurahman ,Alamoudi,Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmad Abousamra, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jamal Badawi, and The Tsarnaev brothers,
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Taliban demand prisoner swap for kidnapped British aid worker

    09/27/2010 2:00:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 27th 2010 | Ben Farmer
    Taliban militants are holding the British woman kidnapped in Afghanistan and want to exchange her for a female Pakistani scientist jailed last week in America, it has been reported. A local Taliban commander named Mohammad Osman said he had kidnapped the woman and her Afghan colleagues in Kunar province on Sunday. He told an Afghan press agency with close ties to the Taliban that he was demanding an exchange for Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui, a 38-year-old neuroscientist, was jailed last week by a New York court for 86 years for the attempted murder of US agents and soldiers who were trying...
  • How a “Nice American Girl” Became a Jihadist

    02/05/2010 5:18:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 72 replies · 1,773+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-5-10 | Phyllis Chesler
    How a “Nice American Girl” Became a JihadistPosted By Phyllis Chesler On February 5, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 3 Comments Visit Pajamas [2]She studied at MIT and at Brandeis where she received a Ph.D in Neuroscience. Thus, she was both an educated and in some sense, a westernized woman. Both her Pakistani-born father and Pakistani husband are physicians who trained in the West, in England and America, respectively; her brother and sister are also highly trained professionals. Nevertheless, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui learned to hate America, hate Jews, and hate Israel right here in liberal America.Like a small...
  • The curious case of Aafia Siddiqui

    02/09/2010 10:05:17 AM PST · by pakistanwatch · 3 replies · 345+ views
    Pickled Politics ^ | Feb 9th, 2009 | Shaaz Mahboob
    Muslims across the world and in particular those who are campaigning for her release including Lord Nazir Ahmed and human rights groups must also bear in mind the following facts: 1. She was married to a person who bought night-vision goggles and body armour worth $10,000 allegedly for “big game hunting” in Pakistan. He himself subsequently narrates Aafia’s violent personality, extremist views and concerns over her involvement in Jihadi activities. 2. Her second marriage a mere 6 months after her divorce, was to Ammar al-Baluchi, also known as Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali who happens to be the nephew of Khalid...
  • Taliban to execute US soldier if Aafia not released

    02/05/2010 9:46:32 PM PST · by Velveeta · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Pak Tribune ^ | 2/5/2010 | PakTribune
    PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban on Thursday demanded the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who has been convicted by the US court on charges of her alleged attempt to murder US soldiers in Afghanistan, and threatened to execute an American soldier they were holding currently. They claimed Aafia Siddiqui’s family had approached the Taliban network through a Jirga of notables, seeking their assistance to put pressure on the US to provide her justice. “Being Muslims, it becomes our religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges,” said a...
  • Lady al Qaida: Guilty on all Counts

    02/04/2010 2:27:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 389+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | February 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "Midway through the trial, two jurors were excused after they told the judge that a man in the visitor's gallery made a hand motion as if he were firing a gun at them and mouthed an obscenity. One of the jurors told the judge he was "really freaked out" by the incident and another said he could not remain impartial "anything anyone makes what I view as a death threat." The guilty verdict on all counts means that at sentencing the judge could order Siddiqui spend the rest of her life in a federal prison."
  • Pakistani female scientist guilty of US murder attempt

    02/03/2010 2:30:50 PM PST · by Dubya · 15 replies · 674+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    A US court has found a Pakistani female scientist guilty of attempting to murder US agents while she was detained for questioning in Afghanistan. The prosecution said Aafia Siddiqui, a US-trained neuroscientist, picked up an army rifle and shot at the US agents.
  • Pakistani Scientist Convicted of Trying to Kill Americans

    02/03/2010 11:42:34 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 13 replies · 419+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-3-10
    NEW YORK — A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist has been convicted of charges she tried to kill Americans while she was detained in Afghanistan. A Manhattan jury found Aafia Siddiqui guilty Wednesday of seven counts of attempted murder. Authorities had called her an Al Qaeda supporter before she was detained in Afghanistan in 2008. They claim she was caught carrying bomb-making instructions and a list of New York landmarks. However, she had not faced terrorism charges.
  • 'Terror ma' trial 'cursed' (Muzzie specatator threatened Aafia Siddiqui trial jurors)

    01/26/2010 4:50:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies · 770+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/26/10 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Two jurors were excused from the "terror mom" trial yesterday after they saw a spectator point his fingers like a gun and silently curse the jury. The unidentified man in a white headdress was taken into custody but it was unclear if charges were filed following the incident in Manhattan federal court.
  • Judge Removes Al Qaeda Suspect From Courtroom After Upheaval (The circus trials continue)

    01/25/2010 12:20:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/2010 | AP
    There's been more upheaval at the Manhattan trial of a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist linked to Al Qaeda. The judge had Aafia Siddiqui removed from the courtroom Monday after she began ranting about the proceedings. Two jurors were removed shortly afterward for unclear reasons and will be replaced by alternates.
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/01/21/2010-01-21_lady_al_qaedas_lawyers_angry_over_extra_security_checks_at_court_where_shes_on_t.html#ixzz0dKS2tvgx
  • Reputed al-Qaida supporter taken from NY courtroom

    01/19/2010 10:37:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 19, 2010 | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist punctuated the first day of her attempted murder trial Tuesday by shouting that the prosecution's first witness was lying, prompting her to be pulled from the courtroom. Aafia Siddiqui, a reputed al-Qaida supporter, is charged with trying to kill U.S. military officers and federal agents in Afghanistan in July 2008. Her outburst came less than two hours after her trial began in federal court in Manhattan. U.S. Army Capt. Robert Snyder testified that documents found in Siddiqui's purse included targets for a mass casualty attack, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' ... Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool

    01/14/2010 5:31:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 772+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Updated July 14, 2010, 3:17 pm | ALISON GENDAR
    SNIPPET: ""If they have a Zionist or Israeli background...they are all mad at me," said Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained neuroscientist charged with attempted murder. "I have a feeling everyone here is them - subject to genetic testing....They should be excluded if you want to be fair," she told Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman." SNIPPET: "Berman ruled the jury can hear about the target list and other handwritten notes but tossed as evidence the chemicals and mass-produced documents from "how-to" terror manuals. Prosecutors also are barred from bringing up Siddiqui's alleged ties or sympathies with Al Qaeda because they would create...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' trial: Suspected terrorist Aafia Siddiqui tossed from courtroom after outburst

    01/14/2010 4:31:05 PM PST · by Velveeta · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/2010 | Alison Gendar
    A jury was chosen Thursday in the "Lady Al Qaeda" trial - but not before the defendant interrupted the process with more outbursts and was tossed from the courtroom. A day after she demanded Jews be excluded from the jury, Aafia Siddiqui went to deliver more rants about Jews and the 9/11 terror attacks. "I have nothing to do with 9/11," she said when a potential juror who cited her personal experience on Sept. 11 was dismissed. Siddiqui is on trial in Manhattan federal court for attempted murder. She was arrested by Afghan police after being caught in July 2008...
  • Al-Qaida suspect promises to boycott her New York trial

    11/19/2009 7:02:35 PM PST · by Tigen · 7 replies · 684+ views
    JPost ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | apny
    A Pakistan native who was trained as a scientist in the US and suspected of being an al-Qaida operative has promised to boycott her January trial in New York. Aafia Siddiqui interrupted lawyers to announce in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday that she did not plan to participate in her trial. Then, during a break, she told US marshals she did not want to return to the courtroom when they led her out as she continued talking. Siddiqui faces charges after US authorities said she grabbed a gun and fired it at a police station in Afghanistan in July...
  • Pakistan officially demands Aafia’s custody from U.S

    08/12/2008 9:38:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 243+ views
    geo.tv (Pakistan) ^ | August 13, 2008
    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has officially demanded U.S that Pakistani detainee Dr. Aafia Siddiqui be provided under Pakistan’s custody here on late Tuesday, sources said. Pakistan ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani has forwarded a letter to U.S. State Department demanding sue motto custody of Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan, it added. Letter reveals Pakistan’s demand to U.S. to immediately entrust Dr. Aafia and her three children to Pakistan custody, Pakistan embassy sources said. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui matter has been politicized in Pakistan and the people want her immediate release, it further added.
  • Daniel Pipes: The "Fun-Loving" Terrorist Who Was Good to His Mother

    12/22/2003 3:25:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 277+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 21, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    The news last month that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque." Another described him...
  • Alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda Indicted: Could Provide 'Treasure Trove' of Intelligence

    09/02/2008 4:49:31 PM PDT · by homeguard · 12 replies · 239+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2008 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    Aafia Siddiqui, the alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda, was indicted by federal authorities in New York today for allegedly attempting to kill the FBI agents, US soldiers, interpreters and others who attempted to interview her following her July capture in Afghanistan. The seven count indictment detailed her alleged possession of detailed handwritten notes on "dirty bombs," terrorist recruiting, New York targets, and the relative casualty rates for various weapons of mass destruction.
  • F.B.I. Presents Anthrax Case, Saying Scientist Acted Alone

    08/07/2008 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Shermy · 274 replies · 1,336+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2008 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday outlined a pattern of bizarre and deceptive conduct by Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist who killed himself last week, presenting a sweeping but circumstantial case that he was solely responsible for mailing the deadly anthrax letters that killed five people in 2001. After nearly seven years of a troubled investigation, officials of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department declared that the case had been solved. Jeffrey A. Taylor, the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, said the authorities believed “that based on the evidence we had collected, we...
  • American-trained neuroscientist charged with trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    08/06/2008 3:02:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 247+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 05, 2008 | Eric Schmitt
    An American-trained Pakistani neuroscientist with ties to operatives of Al Qaeda has been charged with trying to kill American soldiers and FBI agents in a police station in Afghanistan last month, and was scheduled to face a judge in New York on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department. The scientist, Aafia Siddiqui, who studied at Brandeis University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was transferred Monday to New York and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and assault, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement. ...Americans entered a...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...
  • Al-Qaeda bought diamonds ahead of Sept. 11 attacks, UN investigators told

    08/07/2004 11:52:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 917+ views
    myTELUS ^ | August 07 2004 | The Canadian Press
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A series of witnesses place six top al-Qaida fugitives in Africa buying up diamonds in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a confidential report by UN-backed prosecutors obtained by The Associated Press. The first-person accounts detailed by the prosecutors add to long-standing claims that al-Qaida laundered millions of dollars in terror funds through African diamonds before launching its deadliest offensive. Al-Qaida figures, including some already wanted in pre-Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. targets, dealt directly with then-president Charles Taylor and other leaders and warlords in the West African country of Liberia from 1999...
  • Pakistani scientist in US terror list

    05/27/2004 10:30:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 132+ views
    The Times of India ^ | May 27 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: An award-winning former MIT student born in Pakistan has become the first publicly identified international female suspect in the war on terrorism. Aafia Siddiqui, now 32, received a biology degree from MIT in 1994. University records show she lived in an on-campus dorm in 1995 and listed her home address as Karachi. A mother of three children, Aafia was estranged from her husband Mohammed Amjad Khan, a Harvard-trained anesthesiologist. Aafia set off alarm bells in the US when she was named by terror suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as a coordinator or helper for al-Qaeda in the US. Around the...
  • FBI Warns That Terrorists Could Make Simple, Deadly Chemical Weapon (Siddiqui, Shukrijumah)

    05/26/2004 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Shermy · 36 replies · 393+ views
    AP ^ | March 26, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is warning police that terrorists could construct a simple but deadly chemical weapon out of materials readily available. "Little or no training is required to assemble and deploy such a device due to its simplicity," the FBI said Wednesday in its weekly intelligence bulletin to about 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The bulletin provides no details of a specific threat or possible location of an attack. It does say that terrorists could take advantage of building ventilation systems, air intakes or enclosed areas to disperse toxic chemical gas. Law enforcement officials previously have warned that al-Qaida...
  • FBI Warns That Terrorists Could Make Simple, Deadly Chemical Weapon

    03/27/2003 1:33:38 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 3,316+ views
    AP -TampaBayOnline ^ | March26, 2003 | Curt Anderson
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is warning police that terrorists could construct a simple but deadly chemical weapon out of materials readily available. "Little or no training is required to assemble and deploy such a device due to its simplicity," the FBI said Wednesday in its weekly intelligence bulletin to about 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The bulletin provides no details of a specific threat or possible location of an attack. It does say that terrorists could take advantage of building ventilation systems, air intakes or enclosed areas to disperse toxic chemical gas. Law enforcement officials previously have warned that al-Qaida...
  • Pakistani woman may have planned logistics for Al Qaeda (captured)

    04/01/2003 8:01:02 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 360+ views
    Rediff ^ | April 1, 2003 | Aziz Haniffa
    US intelligence officials are now beginning to believe that a woman, some sources described as 'the Al Qaeda chick', may have helped planned logistics, but was not a major participant in the terror network's activities. Dr Aafia Siddiqui (31), an alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was detained in Karachi on March 29 as soon as she returned from an overseas trip. Sources told rediff.com that her links to Al Qaeda had been corroborated by the outfit's operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, currently in the custody of US law enforcement officials after his arrest in Karachi a few...
  • Boston Woman accused of al-Qaida ties held in Pakistan

    04/22/2003 2:23:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 377+ views
    News Observer ^ | April 22 2003 | CURT ANDERSON/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Boston woman sought by the FBI for questioning about possible ties to the al-Qaida terror network is in custody in Pakistan, U.S. law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Aafia Siddiqui, 31, was detained by Pakistani authorities in the past few days and was being interrogated at an undisclosed location. She originally is from Pakistan. The FBI in March put out a global alert for Siddiqui, who has a biology degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and wrote a doctoral thesis on neurological sciences at Brandeis University in...
  • First Woman al Qaida Suspect

    03/30/2003 6:13:05 AM PST · by Eye4nEye · 23 replies · 297+ views
    Syracuse Daily Orange (UPI) ^ | 3/39/03 | ANWAR IQBAL
    First Woman al Qaida Suspect By: ANWAR IQBAL Source: United Press International WASHINGTON, Mar 29, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The first woman accused of links with the al-Qaida terrorist network has a doctorate in neurological science and is a mother of three, FBI officials said. The FBI recently issued a worldwide search notice for Aafia Siddiqui, the first woman the federal investigations agency has accused of actively helping Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. Bin Laden is the Saudi exile suspected of being the driving force behind the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Siddiqui, 31, lived in Boston...