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  • Via suspects discussed alternative plans to poison air/water to kill up to 100,000 people

    05/10/2013 7:18:18 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 9, 2013 | JESSICA MURPHY
    ... Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen who previously lived in Canada, has been charged with two counts of knowingly making false statements in an application to immigration authorities for a green card and work visa, in order to facilitate an act of international terrorism. "As alleged, Mr. Abassi came to the United States to pursue terrorist activity and support others in the same shameful pursuit. What Mr. Abassi didn't know was that one of his associates, privy to the details of his plan, was an undercover FBI agent," said FBI assistant director-in-charge George Venizelos in a statement. Authorities arrested Abassi...
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • A New Face of Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S.

    03/15/2007 11:31:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,537+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2007 | SOUAD MEKHENNET and MICHAEL MOSS
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Deep in a violent and lawless slum just north of this coastal city, 12 men whose faces were shrouded by scarves drilled with Kalashnikovs. In unison, they lunged in one direction, turned and lunged in another. “Allah-u akbar,” the men shouted in praise to God as they fired their machine guns into a wall. The men belong to a new militant Islamic organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda. He has...
  • Iran's Abassi plans end of Anglo-Saxon civilization?

    08/18/2004 6:34:23 AM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 7 replies · 744+ views
    Military & Aerospace Electronics ^ | August 2004 | John Keller
    ... The U.S. military today is eating its seed corn. If we can't afford to plan for tomorrow, then what happens when tomorrow comes? This is a sobering question to ask, in light of recent events. For example, Philippine military forces began to pull out of Iraq after bowing to the demands of terrorists who had kidnapped a Philippine citizen and threatened to kill him. Meanwhile, ominous clouds continue to gather over Iran, right next door to Iraq. Hassan Abassi, head of the Revolutionary Guards' Center for Doctrinaire Affairs of National Security outside Iran's Borders, has made no secret of...
  • Islamic cell 'had Disneyland and Las Vegas as targets'

    08/29/2002 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 20 replies · 434+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 08/30/2002 | Oliver Poole and Sean O'Neill
    Six men in America have been indicted on charges of supporting Islamic terrorist activities, including an alleged five-man "sleeper cell" in Detroit and a former worshipper at a radical mosque in London.   The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas: police in Detroit found surveillance videos of the complex The grand jury indictments are the first time since September 11 that an alleged terrorist unit has been exposed. They also mark an escalation in the US authorities' investigation of links between militants in America and Britain.The suspected cell - some of whom worked at Detroit airport - are accused of...
  • Taliban captive links Seattle, London radicals

    07/14/2002 1:43:52 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 22 replies · 524+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 14, 2002 | Mike Carter and David Heath
    A British Taliban fighter in custody in Guantánamo Bay provided U.S. investigators a crucial link between a group of Seattle militant Muslims and members of a radical mosque in London, federal sources say. The prisoner, Feroz Abbassi, told CIA interrogators earlier this year that he had traveled to Afghanistan from London in 2000 with an American — a Muslim convert now suspected of being a key figure in the Seattle group suspected of supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network. Abbassi said he had met the man at the North London Central Mosque, a major recruiting ground for Islamic terrorists. That mosque...