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  • Jihadi social media: Khorasan Group leader Muhsin al-Fadhli killed in U.S. airstrikes in Syria

    09/23/2014 8:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2014 | AllahPundit
    A brief but important follow-up to Ed’s item this morning. You probably don’t recognize the name in the headline; until recently, I didn’t either. In fact, the name of the Khorasan Group itself wasn’t leaked to the media until last week, although James Clapper had alluded months ago to unnamed AQ operatives inside Syria wanting to hit the U.S. from afar.Turns out al-Fadhli has been on U.S. intel’s radar for a loooong time, though. And now he’s dead — maybe. Among the Al Nusrah Front positions targeted in the bombings are locations where members of the so-called “Khorasan group”...
  • ISIL's Syria push 'a political disaster' according to Al Qaeda leader

    05/03/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Hrriyet ^ | 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 Zawahiri, on 9/10/12, called on Libyans to attack Americans

    05/06/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Paul Cruickshank
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again referenced the Benghazi, Libya, attack in an audio tape posted on jihadist websites last week, in remarks that, like all his statements, were immediately carefully scrutinized by counter-terrorism analysts searching for clues about the terrorist networks operations. Al-Zawahiri had called for Americans to be targeted in Libya the day before the diplomatic mission was attacked, leading to speculation that al Qaedas leadership in Pakistan had some sort of role or influence in the attack.
  • Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

    04/26/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2014 | by Rania El Gamal
    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks. In a wide ranging audio interview, the al Qaeda leader expressed solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood which is facing a violent crackdown by the army-backed government in Egypt and urged unity among rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Egyptian reports highlight alleged Morsi-al-Qaida cooperation

    02/06/2014 8:51:47 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 February, 2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Ousted Egyptian presidents' Brotherhood purportedly established communications network using US company to communicate with terror group, according to reports. An analysis of recent Egyptian media reports reveals more evidence supporting the persistent accusations that former president Mohamed Morsi was in direct contact and cooperating with al-Qaida during his time in power. [SNIP] Zawahiri then sent a list to Morsi and called on him to at least release jihadists from jail. Morsi later did so.
  • Devastating Benghazi Timeline Reveals Obama MIA

    01/18/2014 7:25:04 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 January 2014 | Wynton Hall
    The government watchdog group that revealed that President Barack Obama failed to attend over half of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) released a devastating Benghazi timeline Wednesday. It reveals Obamas schedule in the week leading up to the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Release of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Benghazi timeline comes as a new Senate report published Wednesday concluded that the attacks were preventable. As the GAI timeline reveals, Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing for the five consecutive...
  • Al-Qaeda Core officially implicated in Benghazi attack

    10/24/2013 10:51:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    First official acknowledgment that the Benghazi attacks last year involve at least two suspects who are members of Al-Qaeda core, which is based in Pakistan and led by Ayman al-Zawahiri. ... reports of recorded phone conversations that took place between then Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi and al-Qaeda number one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who sits at the top of Al-Qaeda core. These conversations reportedly include discussions about releasing al-Qaeda terrorists into Egypt, to form terrorist camps. These camps were formed in the Sinai and along Egypts border with Libya. These developments may constitute the strongest evidence yet that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Al-Qaeda chief calls for attacks on US in 9/11 speech to followers

    09/13/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2013 | Jose Ensor
    In an audio message released yesterday, Zawahiri laid out a plan of attack, saying he wanted a "few of the brothers" to commit small-scale strikes to trigger big spending by Washington on security, while awaiting the opportunity for a major onsalught later.
  • Zawahiri confirms death of Al-Qaeda deputy

    09/13/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 5 replies
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a video coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, confirming for the first time the death of his deputy, US monitors said. The 42-minute video is Zawahiri's first release in three months, and confirms that Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal area on June 4, according to SITE and IntelCenter. **SNIP** Zawahiri does single out US President Barack Obama for being a "liar" who was elected to "trick" Muslims around the world, but who nevertheless is "being defeated in Afghanistan". He also mentions Warren Weinstein,...
  • Al Qaeda grows as its leaders focus on the 'near enemy'

    08/30/2013 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The National (United Arab Emirates) ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Murad Batal Al Shishani
    Syria is increasingly becoming a hotbed for jihadist movements and Al Zawahiri devoted a sizeable portion of his latest speech to urging young Muslims to join the jihad in that country. Al Zawahiri will not offer to relinquish his influence over jihadist movements in the Arab world. By contacting Al Qaeda affiliates, he is trying to flex his muscles to regain influence over jihadists in Syria and to show his importance as the emir of Al Qaeda as a trademark of jihadism. This is important for the unity of the movement, which plays a major role in attracting individuals to...
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • Terror Threat Intelligence Not New-Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

    08/05/2013 2:49:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-5-2013 | Bill Gertz - Commentary
    August 5, 2013 Terror Threat Intelligence Not New Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months Bill Gertz Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda chatter about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said...
  • Al Qaeda leader releases new message claiming US plotted to oust Morsi in Egpyt

    08/03/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3 August 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    On the same day that the U.S. Department of State issued a global terrorism warning, a message suspected to be from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on multiple jihadist web forums on Friday. In the 14-minute audio message, the 62-year-old al-Zawahiri criticizes the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-backed former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, blaming the military coup that resulted in his removal on Americans and 'Zionists.' The crusaders, the seculars, the Americanized army, (former Egyptian President Hosni) Mubarak's thugs and some members of Islamic parties with the support of Gulf money and American plotting, all agreed to topple Mohamed...
  • Chambliss, sources: Terror chatter beyond anything heard since before 9/11

    08/04/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4 2013 | Staff
    The so-called chatter about a terror plot that led the Obama administration to close 22 U.S. embassies and consulates Sunday across the Muslim world goes beyond anything heard before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee and Fox News sources. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, of Georgia, said Sunday the so-called chatter detected by U.S. intelligence agencies that led the Obama administration to order the closures and issue a global travel warning to Americans is "very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11." [snip] A Mideast diplomat says al-Zawahiri pressuring Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • Al-Zawahiri calls for victims and sacrifices

    07/07/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    dailynewsegypt.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Nouran El-Behairy
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commented on the current events in Egypt in a video released online, in which he criticised Islamists for losing power and not uniting to implement Sharia. The battle isnt over, it has just startedthe Islamic nation should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the corrupt authority governing Egypt, Al-Zawahiri said. He said that the struggle in Egypt was clear, claiming that secular groups united with the church and empowered by Mubaraks armed forces supported by the West waged a battle against Islamist forces in Egypt that strove to implement...
  • Sunni Extremists Call for Jihad Against Shiites Over Syria

    06/03/2013 7:01:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 30, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    In a further sign that Syrias civil war is increasingly becoming a theater of battle between Shiite and Sunni extremists under the respective flags of Hezbollah and al-Qaeda a group of Sunni radicals in Egypt is citing the Syrian situation in its appeal to Sunnis everywhere to support a jihad against Shiites. Twenty Egyptian Salafists including Mohammed al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged Sunnis to target Hezbollah and others involved in the fighting in the Syrian town of al-Qusair (al-Qusayr)... thousands of Shiite fighters from Hezbollah, Iran and Iraq have been involved in the fighting...
  • Analyst: Washington plays into al-Qaida hands

    04/21/2013 10:54:27 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    <p>WASHINGTON Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for jihadists in Syria to form an emirate there while militant Islamists associated with the Syrian opposition increasingly are getting money and weapons from the United States, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, according to report from Joseph Farahs G2 Bulletin.</p>
  • 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 · 14 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...
  • Zawahiri: Coming To Egypt

    04/01/2013 5:17:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 1, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    Zawahiri: Coming To EgyptPosted By Walid Shoebat On April 1, 2013 @ 12:44 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Several Egyptian newspapers like Masr Al-Jadeeda, Al-Istiklal and Medan have published the story of a secret meeting in Pakistan between Ayman Zawahiri, the main man of al-Qaeda, and Muhammad Morsi of Egypt. According to the reports, in this meeting Morsi promised to smuggle Zawahiri back to Egypt.The leak came from an investigative report by Bloch Pakistan Newspaper. The paper stated that since Zawahiri had to travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan to remain in hiding, an agreement was reached in secret...
  • Report: Morsi Promised to Smuggle Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Back to Egypt

    03/29/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/29/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    According to a new report published in the Arabic-language news outlet Misr al-Gidida and translated by Islam expert Raymond Ibrahim, Egyptian president Muhammad Morsis secretly met with al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri while in Islamabad, Pakistan. During the visit, Morsi reportedly promised to smuggle the Egyptian-born jihadist back to his native country. According to the report, a Pakistani source said the clandestine meeting was facilitated by elements of Pakistani intelligence [ISI] and influential members of the international organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. Zawahiri is, of course, an alumnus of the Brotherhood who allegedly tired of the groups more patient-approach to world...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Ladens son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Jihadist's Letter to Zawahiri Reveals Anthrax Motive,"

    11/09/2007 4:21:02 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 8 replies · 270+ views
    BloggerNewsNet ^ | November 9, 2007 | Ross Getman
    A former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, Numan Bin Uthman, has written a letter to al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri telling him that Jihadi groups in Arab countries have failed and that the strategy of using nonconventional WMD to deter an invasion of Afghanistan was a misguided and failed strategy. The letter needs to be understood in the context of the fact that the microbiologist that Ayman Zawahiri and Mohammed Atef used to infiltrate US biodefense, Ali Al-Timimi, had a stern warning not to invade Iraq hand-delivered to every member of Congress on October 6, 2002...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve. But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

    01/29/2013 2:53:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 25, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    A banner showing al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and former emir Osama bin Laden is placed outside the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a protest organized by Mohammed al Zawahiri. Image from Euronews. Within the past few days, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has threatened France and the West while condemning the intervention in Mali. The younger Zawahiri promised that if France and its allies continue to fight in Mali, then Westerners will be the "first to burn." During an interview broadcast by Euronews on Jan. 22, Mohammed al...
  • 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. Attorneys Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, ALU.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...
  • The Hybrid View of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view of September 11, 2012, suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi. What the Post doesnt say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The hybrid explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a spontaneous assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Alive and Deadly - The workings of al Qaeda's expanding franchise

    10/25/2012 3:46:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 25, 2012 | George H. Wittman
    It has become accepted to use the term al Qaeda when referring to any violent Islamic grouping that appears to have a broader organizational connection. To refine that definition there has been added the recognition of at least three so-called "franchises" with a national or regional orientation: al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). All have an outreach beyond their immediate geographical area. The mistake that is made, however, is to characterize al Qaeda as the overall operational director of the movement.The theoretical central control organization, al...
  • CNN Exposed Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose (which is incredible and troubling) lets first back...
  • Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, Brother Of Al-Qaeda Leader, Proposes 10-Year 'Hudna' To The West

    09/16/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 72 replies
    Memri ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Staff
    On September 15, 2012, the Saudi daily Al-Shuroukh published a document authored by Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, the brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, proposing a 10-year hudna to the U.S. the West. The document's publication followed Al-Zawahiri's presentation of the main points of the initiative in interviews with Western media. In the preface to the document, Al-Zawahiri put himself forward as mediator, and explains the need for the initiative, and the reasoning behind it. He presented himself as a member of what he referred to generally as "the Islamic movement," and noted that the initiative aims to serve the interests of...
  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya

    11/03/2007 2:53:07 AM PDT · by Wiz · 17 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Nov 3 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT In the 28-minute audio tape called "Unity of the Ranks," Ayman al-Zawahri also announced that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was joining ranks with al-Qaida. "The Islamic nation is witnessing a blessed step ... The brothers are escalating the confrontation against the enemies of Islam: Gadhafi and his masters, the Washington crusaders," al-Zawahri said...
  • Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

    09/14/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later: Carney Contradicts On Whether There Was Advance Warning Of Embassy AttacksABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes...
  • Barbarians at the Gate--another Iran-in-the-making

    09/12/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Barbarians at the GatePosted By Mark Tapson On September 12, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Yesterday angry protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, tore down the American flag, and held up shredded bits of it to television camera crews. Welcome to the new democratic Egypt, a product of the glorious, Obama-inspired Arab Spring which sent so many thrills up the collective leg of the mainstream media.The embassy had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier that day,...
  • Al-Qaeda video says U.S. will target American Muslims

    09/12/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    Al-Qaeda released a Sept. 11 anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a holocaust, U.S. monitors said Wednesday. The video, which features al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as its American spokesman Adam Gadahn, is entitled Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished and was posted on jihadist forums, according to SITE and IntelCenter. According to a SITE transcript, Gadahn rejects President Barack Obamas assertion that the United States is not at war with Islam because America is crystal-clear about its opposition to Islam as a political system. Referring...
  • Anti-Islam film: US govt buildings attacked in Egypt, 1 American official dead

    09/11/2012 10:30:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Agencies
    Anti-US protests against an American-produced film which allegedly insults the Prophet Mohammed, took a violent turn in the Middle East as the US Embassy in Cairo was attacked and its consulate at Benghazi in Libya was set on fire reportedly killing one American consular official. US officials were however were reluctant to establish any link between the two incidents yesterday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and Benghazi, the Libyan city. "We cannot confirm any connection between these incidents," a senior State Department official said in response to questions linking the two incidents. Multiple American media outlets said that one US...
  • Sinai Jihadi group says responsible for Israel attack (avenging attacks on al-Qaeda.)

    07/29/2012 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2012
    Sinai Jihadi group says responsible for Israel attack in June Ismailia | Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:02pm EDT (Reuters) - An Islamic Jihadi group based in Egypt's Sinai has posted a video showing it carried out a cross-border attack in June, killing one Israeli at a border barrier construction site and raising doubts over Egypt's security control over the desert peninsula. Since the overthrow of U.S.-aligned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, the security grip has loosened over Sinai and groups of militant Islamists have spread across its northern part, attacking police stations and a pipeline exporting gas to...
  • Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting w/ Muhammad al-Zawahiri (al-Qaeda's #2 brother in Egypt's "spring")

    05/03/2012 8:55:09 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    SITE ^ | Apr 27, 2012
    Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting with Muhammad al-Zawahiri SITE Intelligence Group - April 27, 2012 Al-Faroq Media Releases Meeting with Muhammad al-Zawahiri Al-Faroq Media, an Egypt-focused jihadist media group, released a video showing a meeting with Salafist leaders in Egypt including Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their marching with demonstrators in Tahrir Square. [Subscription - http://news.siteintelgroup.com//component/content/article/1844-al-faroq-media-releases-meeting-with-muhammad-al-zawahiri]http://news.siteintelgroup.com/component/customproperties/tag/Countries-Egypt
  • Egypt: Ayman al Zawahiri's brother, 7 others acquitted of terrorism

    03/19/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    Mohamed al Zawahiri and seven others were cleared of terrorism charges by an Egyptian military court, according to Reuters. Zawahiri is the brother of Al Qaeda's current leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, who acted as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man for years before bin Laden's death. The court overturned an earlier conviction of Zawahiri and the others based on charges of "committing terrorist crimes, harming national security, and planning to overthrow the state," lawyer Mamdouh Ismail told Reuters. The case was 14 years old, and also involved another prominent person, Mohamed al Islambouli, the brother of Khalid al Islambouli, the man...
  • Bin Laden's No. 2 is Al Qaeda's new chief

    06/17/2011 1:35:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The LA Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ken Dilanian
    In July 2005, Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri sent a long letter to the group's lead operative in Iraq, urging him to tone down his activities. In Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi had been orchestrating suicide bombings of Shiite Muslim shrines. His followers frequently videotaped the beheading of hostages. Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor who helped organize the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and other violence, told Zarqawi he was going too far. "We are in a media battle, in a race for the hearts and minds" of Muslims, wrote Zawahiri, who was named Thursday to succeed Osama bin Laden...
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/17/2011 5:59:21 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DAILY CALLER ^ | Published: 2:26 PM 12/16/2011 | Kenneth Timmermen
    NEW YORK In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court, Judge Daniels said. The court accepts as true the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and will issue an order in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing material support to...
  • Nigeria's ex-Boko Haram spokesman Konduga jailed

    12/11/2011 11:06:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 6 December 2011 Last updated at 08:15 ET | n/a
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16052074 SNIPPET: "A Nigerian court has sentenced a former spokesman of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram to three years in prison. Ali Sanda Umar Konduga was arrested last month with Nigerian senator Ali Ndume, who is accused of backing Boko Haram. The group has staged several attacks in Nigeria, including on the UN base and police headquarters in Abuja. Last week, a US Congressional report said Boko Haram was an "emerging threat" to the US and its interests. Nigeria's security services said Konduga spoke on behalf of Boko Haram, using the name Usman al-Zawahiri." SNIPPET: "Boko Haram means "Western...
  • Warren Weinstein, American contractor, abducted in Pakistan

    SNIPPET: "From a compound in Lahore, Pakistan to a home in the quiet Brad Drive neighborhood in Rockville, there's growing concern about the fate of kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein. "It's just a Byzantine world, it's not straight up", says Chis Meyers, a neighbor and a widely travelled retired marine. "There's people who are going to pick out Americans", he adds. Authorities say Weinstein, 70, an industrial development expert, employed by Arlington-based J.E. Austin associates was kidnapped around 3:45 Saturday morning Pakistani time. Police say eight to ten men approached Weinstein's Lahore house on a ploy. "They had come up...
  • Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Says He Has American Hostage

    12/01/2011 3:17:55 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2011 | RYM MOMTAZ
    In a newly released audio message, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims that his organization is holding hostage Warren Weinstein, a 70-year-old American who went missing last August in Pakistan. Zawahiri's statement is the first official claim of responsibility by any group in relation to the kidnapping, and a U.S. official said the statement buttressed earlier "indications" that al Qaeda might be holding the American. "I tell the captive soldiers of Al Qaeda and the Taliban and our female prisoners held in the prisons of the crusaders and their collaborators, we have not forgotten you and in order to free...
  • Morocco: State Breaks Up Terrorist Cell - Police Department

    10/03/2011 12:57:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "Rabat Morocco's security forces have broken up a five-member terrorist cell that used to operate in the cities of Sal (near Rabat) and Casablanca, National Police Department said on Saturday in a statement. The statement added that the dismantled cell includes a member linked to the former emir of al Qaeda network in northern Iraq. The cell, which pledged allegiance to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, used Internet to forge close ties with al Qaida, especially in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen and Somalia, it said." SNIPPET: "To carry out their plans, the members of the cell contacted, via Internet, experts in...
  • Libya: An Islamist Terrorist Takes Command of Main Rebel Forces

    09/04/2011 4:59:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Finally, we have evidence that Islamists and even al-Qaeda supporters will play a central role in Libyas new regime. Up to now there has been reasonable speculation that the U.S. government and NATO might be installing an anti-Western, Islamist government in Libya. Now theres proof that this is so. The actual government remains in the hands of non-Islamists, technocrats, ex-regime officials, and moderates. But the armed rebels who actually made the revolution have voted and their idol isan al-Qaeda guy. Political power, said Mao Zedong, grows out of the barrel of a gun and in Libyas case this seems a...
  • America gets its own Lord Haw-Haw (Adam Gadahn-Pearlman in video with 7/7 bomber Shehzad Tanweer)

    09/03/2006 4:55:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies · 773+ views
    Times UK ^ | 9/4/06 | Tom Baldwin
    ADAM GADAHN grew up on a farm in Riverside County, California; as a teenage slob he was obsessed with heavy metal music. Today he is known as Azzam the American al-Qaedas own Lord Haw-Haw who stars in a video telling fellow Westerners that they must convert to Islam or be sent straight to Hell without passing Go. Dressed in flowing white robes and turban, Gadahn, 28, delivers a long lecture on the errors of Christianity and Judaism before setting out a critique of US foreign policy ranging from the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima to the...
  • BREAKING: Ayman al-Zawahiri is Al Qaedas New Emir

    05/20/2011 2:59:50 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    Global Freedom ^ | Michael van der Galien
    This is breaking news: Ayman al-Zawahiri has officially been named emir of Al Qaeda. This makes him the successor of Obama bin Laden, who was taken out by a team of Navy Seals earlier this month. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that it has read classified documents from the Dutch secret intelligence organization (AIVD). According to the documents, Al-Zawahiri was appointed as Al Qaedas new leader during a meeting on May 9, a week after the death of OBL. On May 9, the leadership of Al Qaeda elected Al-Zawahiri during a meeting in the tribal areas, between Afghanistan and Pakistan,...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views
    theaustralian.news.com.au ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • Was Bin Laden betrayed by his right-hand man? Al Qaeda's deputy leader 'led U.S. troops ...

    05/06/2011 8:37:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th May 2011 | Paul Bentley
    Osama Bin Laden's deputy led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader's hideout so he could take over the terrorist group, it was claimed today. Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahiri, who has been touted widely as the man who will succeed Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, turned his back on his terrorist leader following a prolonged power struggle, according to a Saudi newspaper. The plot to get rid of Bin Laden began when Zawahiris faction persuaded bin Laden to leave the protection of the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Al Qaeda's Egyptian faction then hatched a plan...
  • Was Bin Laden betrayed by his right-hand man? Al Qaeda's deputy leader 'led U.S. troops to OBL

    05/06/2011 1:51:45 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6th May 2011 | Paul Bentley
    Osama Bin Laden's deputy led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader's hideout so he could take over the terrorist group, it was claimed today. Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahiri, who has been touted widely as the man who will succeed Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, turned his back on his terrorist leader following a prolonged power struggle, according to a Saudi newspaper. The plot to get rid of Bin Laden began when Zawahiris faction persuaded bin Laden to leave the protection of the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Power struggle: This photograph from October 2001, one...
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri betrayed Osama: Saudi paper

    05/06/2011 3:43:01 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 19 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | may 6, 2011 | N/A
    "The Egyptian faction of al-Qaeda led by Zawahiri was defacto running the militant group, after bin Laden was taken ill in 2004 and they were trying to take full control," the paper said.