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  • UK deports radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan

    07/07/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 7, 2013
    Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada was deported early Sunday from Britain to Jordan to face terror charges, ending over a decade-long battle to remove a man described as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe.
  • Abu Qatada To Finally Be Deported To Jordan

    07/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6th July 2013 | Mark White
    'Abu Qatada will be moved to RAF Northolt in west London and deported to Jordan in the early hours of Sunday morning. It marks the end of a near decade-long legal battle to remove the preacher, who the Government has described as a "truly dangerous individual" and a "key player" in al Qaeda-related terrorism. Sky News understands the 51-year-old will be driven from Belmarsh prison in southeast London to RAF Northolt around midnight tonight. A military aircraft will be waiting to take off around 2am on Sunday, heading for an isolated airstrip near the Jordanian capital Amman. The cleric will...
  • Put extremists on first plane back to wherever they've come from, demands furious Tory MP

    05/23/2013 4:44:44 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    'Violent foreign extremists should be put on the first plane home, a furious Tory MP demanded today. Former army officer Bob Stewart said the killers of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich had succeeded in securing publicity for their ‘perverted ideas’ and urged tough action to deal with ‘anyone that supports them. And he expressed surprise that the police did not shoot the attackers dead at the scene. The MP for Beckenham, which is not far from Wollwich in London, said politicians have ‘somehow got to deal with’ the aftermath of the violent killing. He also called on Home Secretary Theresa...
  • Abu Qatada to return to prison after ‘bail breach’

    03/09/2013 11:57:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:23PM GMT 09 Mar 2013 | Josie Ensor
    Radical preacher Abu Qatada must remain in custody following his arrest for allegedly breaching his bail conditions, a judge ruled today. UK Border Agency officials arrested Qatada on Friday, days ahead of the Government’s latest deportation bid in court, following raids by the Metropolitan Police Service Counterterrorism unit. … The court heard evidence suggesting Qatada had broken his bail condition which prohibits him from permitting mobile phones to be switched on in his house while he is present, the spokesman added. …
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatada’s family wins “anti-harassment” injunction against protesters

    02/25/2013 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:30 EST, 25 February 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The family of radical preacher Abu Qatada has won an injunction preventing protesters from demonstrating outside their home. His wife and five children were granted an “anti-harassment” order by a High Court judge in London. Justice Silber also granted them an injunction against various protest groups, preventing them misusing private information about the family—such as their names and address. The judge stressed that his decision did not prevent organizations from protesting against Qatada, provided demonstrations take place more than 500 meters (1640 feet) from the London house where they are living. …
  • 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...
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatada will get a new home at the taxpayers’ expense

    11/16/2012 1:45:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:49 EST, 15 November 2012 | Leon Watson
    Hate preacher Abu Qatada is to be given a new home at the taxpayers’ expense, it emerged today. The 52-year-old Jordanian that the Government has tried and failed to deport has asked to be rehoused. His lawyers confirmed that his request has been granted. He and his family will continue to live on state benefits in their new home. …
  • Britain frees radical cleric Abu Qatada

    02/13/2012 10:47:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43pm EST | Peter Griffiths
    LONDON (Reuters)—A radical cleric once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was freed from a British prison to live under virtual house arrest on Monday after a court ruled that his detention without trial was unlawful. The Jordanian preacher known as Abu Qatada must wear an electronic tag to allow the police to keep track of him, spend 22 hours a day at his family home and is banned from using the Internet and mobile phones. Twice convicted in his absence in Jordan of involvement in terrorist plots, Britain says he is still a national security risk...
  • The sayings and sermons of Abu Qatada al-Filistini(UK)

    02/08/2012 1:41:50 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07FEB12 | Not Listed
    Abu Qatada is known as a dangerously radical preacher. So what has he actually been saying? ABU QATADA has been called the "most significant extremist preacher in the UK", "al-Qaeda's spiritual leader in Europe" and "a truly dangerous individual". News of his upcoming release from jail this week - albeit on stringent bail conditions – has caused outrage, with even his defence team suggesting he poses a "grave risk" to national security. Why is Abu Qatada being freed and can he ever be deported? So what does this radical Muslim cleric actually preach? Here are some of the things he...
  • Qatada back on the streets within days

    02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 3 replies ^ | 2-6-2012 | Tom Whitehead
    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe”, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan. The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined...
  • Al Qaeda Figure Hidden by U.K. Intelligence-Report

    07/08/2002 12:17:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters | 7/07/02
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda figure believed to control European operatives is being held in a safe house by British intelligence, Time magazine reported on Sunday, quoting unnamed European intelligence officials.Abu Qatada, sought by Jordan for terror-related crimes, has been missing since mid-December after British authorities confiscated his passport, froze his assets and ordered him confined to his London home, Time said in its latest edition.But, according to Time sources Qatada, who they say is described by some justice officials as the spiritual leader and possible puppet master of al Qaeda's European networks, is being kept...
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, 19 July 2010

    07/18/2010 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 19, 2010 | n/a
    18 July 2010 "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, 19 JULY 2010"
  • TWO THREADS ABOUT AMBUSHES [Jihadis talking about ambushes]

    02/22/2010 10:05:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 465+ views
    INTERNET ^ | 22 February 2010 | n/a
    Two Threads About Ambushes
  • BBC: Spy lifts lid on al-Qaeda

    11/16/2006 6:13:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,707+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 16 November 2006, 21:01 GMT | Gordon Corera BBC security correspondent
    It is rare to get an insider's perspective on the emergence of al-Qaeda. It is also rare to get a glimpse of the world of spies and agents. To provide both is incredibly unusual. Omar Nasiri - not his real name but one chosen to protect his identity - says he spent seven years working as an agent for European intelligence services and as an al-Qaeda operative, part of the time in the UK. He provides a unique insight into how al-Qaeda was far more organised, coherent and determined in the 1990s than was appreciated at the time. Jihad militants...
  • Qaeda in North Africa says killed British hostage

    06/02/2009 11:11:20 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies · 574+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 3, 2009
    DUBAI, June 3 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's North Africa wing said on Wednesday it had carried out a threat to kill a British hostage. The report was carried on a website used by al Qaeda-linked groups. The group had said it would kill the Briton if the British government did not release cleric Abu Qatada, whom it is holding in prison.
  • Abu Qatada 'issues jail edicts'

    04/05/2009 6:44:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 372+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 07:41 GMT, Sunday, 5 April 2009 08:41 UK | By Dominic Casciani
    Note: Photo and Video included. SNIPPET: "Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has been issuing messages to his followers from his British jail cell, according to anti-extremism researchers. Statements said to be from the Jordanian have appeared recently on a number of extremist websites. The Quilliam Foundation think tank say Abu Qatada has released three letters from prison in four months. But the Prison Service says Quilliam's claims that it has been incompetent are "completely unfounded". Abu Qatada was once dubbed Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador to Europe and recently lost a battle to stay in the UK." SNIPPET: "There is...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Are we mad? Every organ of the state now seems intent on protecting those who would destroy us

    09/06/2008 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies · 188+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03rd September 2008 | Ruth Dudley Edwards
    Abu Qatada, wanted by Jordan for involvement in terrorist attacks, strolls down a London street, carrying groceries paid for by the British taxpayer. Beside him, on a mobile phone, apparently acting as a go-between, is Yasser Al-Sirri, wanted by Egypt for aiding an assassination attempt in 1993 of the then Prime Minister with a car bomb, which instead killed a young girl. Both these men despise the country that is sheltering them. [...] Supported by state benefits, Qatada began preaching in local mosques his blood-thirsty anti-Jewish and anti-Christian messages and calling for Muslims to kill non-Muslims. Because of a toxic...
  • First Picture of Bin Laden's 'Ambassador in Europe' as he Enjoys a Stroll to the Shops in London

    07/10/2008 2:04:49 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 10 replies · 215+ views
    The Mail Online ^ | 07.10.2008 | David Williams
    The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families. Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads. This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old - said to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorist suspects - since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached. Scroll down for more ABU QATADA Out on bail: Prayer beads in hand, Al Qaeda's ambassador in...
  • £800,000 home, a life on benefits, no wonder Al Qaeda ambassador Abu Qatada's smiling

    07/09/2008 5:07:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 221+ views ^ | July 9, 2008 | David Williams
    The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families. Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads. This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old - said to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorist suspects - since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached. Out on bail: Prayer beads in hand, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe takes a stroll to the...

    06/26/2008 2:01:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 57+ views
    Daily Express ^ | June 20,2008 | Tony Bonnici
    Hate preacher Abu Qatada has moved into an £800,000 home funded by the taxpayer following his release from jail. New neighbours of the cleric once described as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand in Europe said: “He could not be less welcome.” One resident, who served in the Navy during the Gulf War, said: “The fact that he is in my country, let alone around my neighbourhood, makes me mad. We are losing men in Afghanistan and now this man is allowed to live here.” Qatada arrived at the house in London on Tuesday after a court granted him bail. He is...
  • Terrorise the non-believers, orders 'Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe' after he is freed on bail

    06/19/2008 10:28:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 141+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th June 2008 | Stephen Wright
    Suspected Al Qaeda leader Abu Qatada is celebrating his release from prison with the release of a book in which he urges Muslims to commit terrorist attacks in the West. In the 71-page tract, published in English translation on the internet, he repeatedly claims that fighting jihad, holy war, is obligatory for all Muslims and urges them to 'terrorise' non-believers. Security sources say his clear incitement to violence makes a mockery of the decision to set him free. The preacher of hate, who has been described as Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, was released on bail from Long...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours'

    06/17/2008 3:47:24 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 74+ views ^ | 17 June 2008 | <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span style="font-family: Verdana
    Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours'   Radical cleric Abu Qatada (aka Omar Mohammed Othman), described as "Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe," is to be released in the next 24 hours.    Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a "truly dangerous individual" who was "heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa'eda."    He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for conspiracy to carry out bomb...
  • Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours' [Osama bin Laden's right hand man..]

    06/17/2008 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 59+ views
    Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released 'in next 24 hours' By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last updated: 4:18 PM BST 17/06/2008 Radical cleric Abu Qatada, described as "Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe," is to be released in the next 24 hours. Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a "truly dangerous individual" who was "heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa'eda." He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Osama bin Laden's 'right-hand man' Abu Qatada wins bail fight

    05/08/2008 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies · 70+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | May 8, 2008 | Sean O'Neill and Richard Ford
    An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as "Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador in Europe" must be released on bail, a judge ruled today. Abu Qatada, 48, who won his legal fight against deportation to Jordan last month, will be freed from prison under strict bail conditions amounting to 22-hour house arrest despite the fact that he is still deemed to be a threat to national security. The cleric applied to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) for bail on the grounds that it was inhumane to detain him indefinitely if there was no prospect of his being deported. The order to...
  • Teacher accuses Islamic school of racism (Britain's national suicide)

    04/15/2008 12:48:37 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies · 109+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | April 15, 2008 | Alexandra Frean,
    A former teacher at an Islamic school, who alleged that it taught an offensive and racist view of non-Muslims, has been awarded £70,000 by an employment tribunal after winning his case for unfair dismissal. Colin Cook told the tribunal in Watford that pupils were taught from Arabic books that likened Jews and Christians to “monkeys” and “pigs” at The King Fahad Academy, which is funded and run by the Saudi Arabian Government. The tribunal ruled that Mr Cook, a British Muslim, was unfairly dismissed from his £36,000-a-year post at the school in Acton, West London, in December 2006 after blowing...
  • Bin Laden's 'right-hand man' set for life on British benefits after judges rule

    04/09/2008 2:03:38 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 198+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th April 2008
    Bin Laden's 'right-hand man' set for life on British benefits after judges rule deportation would breach his human rights Terror suspect Abu Qatada cannot be deported to Jordan because he risks not getting a fair trial, judges ruled today. They overturned a decision by a special panel last year that the extremist cleric, who is known as Osama bin Laden's “right-hand man” in Europe, could be sent to his home country. The Home Office may even have to free Qatada if the Law Lords and European judges uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal and he cannot be brought...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • Claim: Radical al-Qaida sheik to be freed for BBC reporter ( Abu Qatada )

    07/11/2007 10:36:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,336+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    Extremist cleric's release from UK prison to come 6 months after hostage's release. In exchange for the release of BBC reporter Alan Johnston, Britain told the Hamas terror group through mediators it would free from jail an extremist sheik accused of serving as al-Qaida's spiritual adviser in Europe, Palestinian sources involved in the negotiations claimed to WND. The sheik, Abu Qatada, is accused among other things of advising 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and attempted shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Qatada's sermons were found among the possessions of 9/11 operational leader Mohamed Atta. The Palestinian sources involved in the Johnston negotiations claimed the...
  • Govt wins landmark terror deportation ruling

    02/26/2007 5:26:49 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 305+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/23/07 | Adam Fresco
    The Government has won a landmark legal battle to deport terror suspects after a court ruled that a hardline Islamic cleric believed to have close links to al-Qaeda should be deported to Jordan. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) dismissed an appeal by the radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada against the Government’s bid to send him back to his native country. The case of Qatada, who came to Britain in 1993, was a key test of British efforts to allow deportations to countries accused of torture by securing special agreements that deportees will not be ill treated. The ruling was...
  • Dropping the ball in Old Blighty

    03/07/2002 11:46:01 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2002 | Debra Saunders
    <p>In November, Spain indicted eight men connected to the al Qaeda terrorist network. Judge Baltasar Garzon said the men were "directly linked to the preparation and the carrying out of the attacks perpetrated by suicide pilots on September 11." The indictment described one Abu Qutadah of London as "the supreme leader at the European level of the mujahideen."</p>
  • Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agent

    09/30/2005 4:31:30 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 27 replies · 1,450+ views
    The Times ^ | 30 Sept 2005 | By Daniel McGrory and Richard Ford
    ONE of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest. Britain ignored warnings — which began before the September 11 attacks — from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada’s links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him. Intelligence chiefs hid from European allies their intention to use the cleric as a key informer against Islamic militants in Britain. Abu Qatada boasted to MI5 that he could prevent terrorist attacks and offered to expose dangerous extremists, while all along he was...
  • UK to deport Abu Qatada to Jordan

    08/13/2005 7:43:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies · 256+ views
    al jizz ^ | Friday 12 August 2005, 20:55 Makka Time, 17:55 GMT
    The Jordanian interior minister has said British authorities would deport Muslim cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan, where he will face new trials on charges of conspiracy and terrorist bombings for which he was found guilty in absentia. Awni Yirfas, the minister, told state television on Friday night that Britain had verbally informed authorities in Amman that the cleric "will be sent back to Jordan next week". Abu Qatada would be "retried under a Jordanian law which allows persons convicted and sentenced in absentia the right to retrial once captured," Yirfas said. The countries signed an extradition agreement earlier this week....
  • 'Al-Qaeda cleric' among ten detained

    08/11/2005 3:23:11 AM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Times Online, (UK) ^ | August 11, 2005 | Daniel McGrory and Richard Ford
    Britain's promised crackdown on the "preachers of hate" began this morning as ten foreign nationals were detained. Among them, Times Online has learned, is Abu Qatada, described as al-Qaeda’s spiritual ambassador in Europe. Abu Qatada, whose is also known as Sheikh Omar Abu Omar, and the other nine foreign nationals are being held by four police forces, working with the Immigration Service. They are in a prison service facility while the Home Office prepares to deport them. The Home Office has not confirmed that Abu Qatada is among the people detained this morning but Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said...
  • Osama ‘ambassador’ faces deportation

    07/21/2005 9:05:06 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 196+ views
    July 21. — A Muslim cleric who has been described as Osama bin Laden’s “spiritual ambassador in Europe” faces deportation to Jordan under a crackdown on Islamic extremists in the wake of the London bombings. Mr Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, announced today that he is taking new powers to deport or exclude from Britain people who who incite others to commit terrorist acts by preaching, running websites or writing inflammatory articles. Jordanian-born Abu Qatada, who fled to Britain claiming persecution, was held in Belmarsh Prison without charge after the 9/11 attacks in America and is currently the subject of...
  • We Ignore "Trinity of Terror" at Our Peril

    12/26/2002 9:17:09 AM PST · by Conservative News Hound · 6 replies · 655+ views
    DefenseWatch ^ | 12-24-2002 | Tom Knowlton
    We Ignore 'Trinity of Terror' at Our Peril By Tom Knowlton While we have brought the full weight of American military might against the operational forces of Islamic terrorism, the spiritual architects of Islamic extremism continue unimpeded to recruit, train and finance a new generation of terrorists. The most egregious of these "spiritual leaders" are the infamous "Trinity of Terror" residing in London, England; Abu Qatada, Omar Bakri Muhammad, and Abu Hamza al-Masri. Abu Qatada, a Palestinian refuge living in London, has been linked to the planning and funding of terrorism in Jordan, France, Spain and Italy. European counter-terrorism and...
  • Osama's envoy drew £1000 a month benefit from UK Govt

    05/23/2003 10:31:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 422+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | Vijay Dutt
    Named as Godfather of world terrorism, Abu Qatada, a radical Islamic cleric granted asylum and getting for years £1000 per month benefit from the British government, was named on Tuesday of being directly involved in inspiring September 11 attacks in the US. It was also alleged that he has had direct links with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations spread across the world. Eighteen videos of his sermons at North Finsbury Park mosque, considered a hotbed of fundamentalist activities and raided by the police some time ago, were found in the flat in Hamburg where three of the September 11 hijackers...
  • Radical cleric 'inspired September 11 hijacker'

    05/21/2003 3:08:49 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Times ^ | May 21, 2003 | Christopher Walker
    Radical cleric 'inspired September 11 hijacker' By Christopher Walker THE radical cleric Abu Qatada was named by the Government yesterday as the most dangerous Islamic preacher in Britain. Abu Qatada, who has been described as Osama bin Laden’s spiritual ambassador in Europe, was also “an inspiration” for terrorists, including the lead hijacker behind the September 11 attacks on the United States. The claim was contained in evidence revealed in the appeal by three foreign terrorist suspects against their detention without charge or trial under the Anti- Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. In a weighty dossier submitted to the Special...
  • Canadian man called key in Iraq terror cell: Iraq terror cell links Al Qaeda, Saddam

    02/26/2003 9:05:58 AM PST · by Wallaby · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    Toronto Star | February 26, 2003 | Sandro Contenta
    <p>Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion.</p> <p>A former Canadian resident is a key commander and ideologue with Ansar al-Islam, a group the United States considers to be the terrorist link between Al Qaeda and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, says a captured Ansar member.</p> <p>Ali and another Ansar prisoner interviewed by the Star, 20-year-old Didar Khaled Khedr, said two former Iraqi intelligence agents are among Ansar's leaders - Abu Zurbeh and Abu Wahil.</p>
  • Jihad - An honor to be treated as enemy by US: Abu Qatada

    10/27/2002 10:27:03 AM PST · by swarthyguy · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Argus ^ | 10.27.2002
    In the first-ever interview with an Arabic national newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, since his disappearance more than a year ago, radical activist Omar Mahmoud Omar Othman also known as Abu Qatada, who is of Palestinian origin, responds to the charges against him. He denied having struck a deal with the British security forces, adding that the accusation of treason is one of the easiest and dirtiest for an enemy to make. Abu Qatada is wanted by seven European countries in addition to Jordan, who wants him to try on charges of funding terrorism. Spanish investigators accuse Abu Qatada of being Bin...
  • 'Bin Laden ambassador' seized in London

    10/24/2002 4:47:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 264+ views
    Ananova ^ | October 24 2002
    British police are reported to be holding an Islamic radical described as Osama bin Laden's ambassador in Europe. Abu Qatada is said to have been seized in an armed raid at a London council house. The cleric is accused by police in eight countries of being a key figure in bin Laden's al Qaida network. He is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south east London, according to The Times. Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced that a suspected terrorist is being held, but refused to identify any further details. Home Office officials are refusing to confirm or deny claims...
  • Alleged Al-Qaeda Scholar Urges U.K. Muslims to Become Martyrs

    07/14/2002 2:34:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 297+ views
    Islam Online ^ | July 14 2002
    LONDON, July 14 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - Missing Muslim scholar Abu Qatada, suspected of being a key Al-Qaeda operative, has sent an e-mail calling on Muslims here to martyr themselves, a British daily newspaper said. The e-mail from the Palestinian-born religious scholar, who disappeared last December, was read out to a meeting of Muslims in London on Friday night, July 12, the Observer said, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. “I have never felt more confident of the victory of almighty Allah and never more certain that the faith will be victorious,” the e-mail read, according to the paper. Qatada, whose...