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  • Swedish man set up al-Qaeda camp, US prosecutor says

    04/21/2009 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,575+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 04.22.09, 07:09 / Israel News | n/a
    Oussama Abdullah Kassir, 43, who was extradited from the Czech Republic on terrorism charges in 2007, faces multiple charges including supporting al-Qaeda by attempting to set up the camp in rural Oregon from 1999 to early 2000 and later setting up websites on explosives and poisons.
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • British terror suspects lose extradition battle

    11/30/2006 2:45:29 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 24 replies · 572+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th November 2006
    Two terrorist suspects today lost their High Court battle to avoid extradition to the U.S.. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat and Babar Ahmad argued that, despite U.S. assurances, there was 'a real risk' that the men would be mistreated, or tried and sentenced as enemy combatants if sent to America. Dismissing their appeal, Lord Justice Laws, sitting in London with Mr Justice Walker, said the allegation that the US might violate undertakings given to the UK "would require proof of a quality entirely lacking here". Ahmad, a computer expert from Tooting, south London, is accused of running websites inciting murder...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect fears torture after extradition order

    01/05/2006 9:53:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,106+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 06, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    A BRITISH al-Qaeda suspect told a judge who ordered his extradition to the United States on terror charges yesterday that he fears he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay and tortured. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat, who was brought up in Yorkshire, said that they would appeal against the ruling, which could delay any decision on his removal for many months. The FBI claims that the former street-market trader tried to set up a terrorist training camp in the backwoods of Oregon for US and British recruits before the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Lebanese-born Swede charged in New York with plot to set up terror camp in Oregon

    12/14/2005 8:53:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 438+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/14/05 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – A Lebanese-born Swede has been charged in a plot to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, prosecutors said. A criminal complaint charging Oussama Kassir with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The case relates to an indictment in Manhattan already charging Mustafa Kamel Mustafa and Haroon Aswat. Aswat and Mustafa, the radical London cleric also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, are being detained in England while awaiting extradition to the United States. Kassir, 39, was arrested Sunday in the Czech Republic after a warrant was filed with...
  • Top al-Qaeda Briton called Tube bombers before attack

    07/20/2005 6:04:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Top al-Qaeda Briton called Tube bombers before attack By Zahid Hussain in Islamabad, Daniel McGrory and Sean O’Neill THE British al-Qaeda leader linked to the London terrorist attacks was being questioned by police in Pakistan last night after the discovery of mobile phone records detailing his calls with the suicide bombers. Haroon Rashid Aswat has emerged as the figure that Scotland Yard have been hunting since he flew out of Britain just hours before the attacks which killed 56 people. Aswat, 30, who is believed to come from the same West Yorkshire town as one of the bombers, arrived in...
  • BRITON NAMED AS BOMB PLANNER; MET WITH BIN LADEN

    07/20/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies · 5,030+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | July 20, 2005
    <p>Terror investigators hunting the London bombing mastermind are to question a suspected Al Qaeda planner held in Pakistan.</p> <p>British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.</p> <p>Security sources in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, claim he had up to 20 telephone conversations with London bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. One of these is believed to have been just hours before the blasts.</p>
  • Brit 7/7 'bomb fixer' held (All Dead British Bombers Had His Phone #)

    07/20/2005 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    UK Sun ^ | 7-20-05 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    A BRITISH Muslim feared to have orchestrated the London bombings which killed 56 was being held in Pakistan last night. Pakistani intelligence sources said Haroon Rashid Aswad’s phone number was listed on the mobile phones registered to ALL FOUR 7/7 suicide attackers. Aswad, 35, from Dewsbury, West Yorks, was believed to have been killed fighting with the Taliban against US troops in Afghanistan in 2002. But he was seized — wearing a belt packed with explosives — during swoops on 150 al-Qaeda terror suspects in Pakistan, according to security sources. Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed denied Aswad was among...
  • British al-Qaeda suspect facing extradition to US

    08/08/2005 7:37:00 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 268+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/8/05 | Simon Freeman
    A British al-Qaeda suspect wanted in America for allegedly running a terror training camp today said that he was "baffled" by the claim as he opposed a White House demand for his extradition. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was arrested when he arrived back in Britain yesterday after being deported from Zambia. He was remanded in custody until August 11 following a hearing before Bow Street Magistrates, sitting at a secure complex within Belmarsh Prison. Mr Aswat now faces being extradited to the US after a warrant was issued accusing him of being involved in conspiring to...
  • U.K. police hold terror suspect at U.S. request - Jihad camp on U.S. soil?

    08/07/2005 7:10:58 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 21 replies · 449+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | Updated: 7:51 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2005 | Associated Press
    LONDON - A suspected Islamic militant deported to Britain was arrested Sunday on a U.S. warrant accusing him of organizing a training camp in Oregon to prepare people to fight in Afghanistan, police said. The U.S. warrant accuses Haroon Rashid Aswat of conspiring with others between October 1999 and April 2000 to set up a camp in Bly, Ore., aimed at training and equipping individuals to “fight jihad in Afghanistan,” police said in a statement. Aswat, 30, a British citizen of Indian descent, had been held in Zambia since July 20, where he was questioned about 20 phone calls reportedly...
  • Suspect arrives in UK from Zambia

    08/07/2005 5:11:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8 August 2005
    HAROON Aswat, a Briton arrested in Zambia two weeks ago reportedly wanted in connection with last month's deadly bomb attacks in London, arrived in Britain on Sunday after being deported from Lusaka, a Foreign Office official said. "I can confirm that he has arrived in Britain, but it's now a matter for the Home Office," said the official. According to the BBC, Aswat arrived at a Royal Air Force base in Northolt, west of London. Aswat, 31, has been named in US and British media reports as the alleged mastermind behind the July 7 blasts that killed 56 people including...
  • London terror suspect was holed up in Zimbabwe (is Mugabe providing safe haven?)

    07/29/2005 7:11:43 AM PDT · by dead · 12 replies · 552+ views
    NewZimbabwe.com ^ | 07/28/2005 22:00:48 | Staff Reporter
    ONE of the suspected masterminds of the July 7 London terror bombings has been holed up in Zimbabwe, reports said last night. The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, had been arrested by Zambian authorities after entering the country from Zimbabwe. British investigators pursuing the terrorists whose carefully planned attacks on London's transport network killed 56 people say Aswat had telephone contact with some of the July 7 bombers. It was not immediately clear how long Aswat had been living in Zimbabwe, or where he was living, although a Zambian official who spoke on condition of...
  • Sources: Britain denied U.S. arrest request before bombings

    07/28/2005 1:16:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 714+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/28/05 | Kelli Arena and Justine Redman
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- British authorities denied a U.S. request to apprehend a man believed to have ties to the July 7 London bombings weeks before the deadly attacks, sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday.Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British-born citizen of Indian heritage, is in custody in Zambia, U.S. and Zambian officials told CNN. U.S. authorities wanted to capture Aswat, who was then in South Africa, and question him about a 1999 plot to establish a "jihad training camp" in Bly, Oregon. According to the sources, U.S. officials had Aswat under surveillance in South Africa weeks before the July...
  • Bomb suspect reportedly held in Africa ( key suspect in July 7 London bombings)

    07/28/2005 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Dog · 78 replies · 2,664+ views
    seattletimes.nwsource.com ^ | July 28 2005 | By Richard Serrano, Sebastian Rotella and Greg Miller
    NEW YORK — Zambian authorities have detained a man sought for questioning in this month's deadly London bombing plot, as well as for his alleged role in setting up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, U.S. officials said yesterday. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British citizen of Indian descent, piqued the interest of investigators when they discovered that about 20 calls had been placed from his cellphone to some of the men who set off bombs on London's
  • Effort here to charge London suspect was blocked (Tax dollars at work)

    07/25/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 6 replies · 570+ views
    Seatle Times ^ | 7/25/05 | Mikey_1962
    The Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case. British authorities suspect Aswat of taking part in the July 7 London bombings, which killed 56 and prompted an intense worldwide manhunt for him. But long before he surfaced as a suspect there, federal prosecutors in Seattle wanted to seek a grand-jury indictment for his involvement in a failed attempt to set up a terrorist-training camp in Bly, Ore., in late 1999. In early 2000, Aswat lived for a couple...
  • U.S. Man Questioned About London Suspect [Ujaama, Seattle]

    07/22/2005 7:18:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | By MARK SHERMAN, The Associated Press
    Authorities Questioning Seattle Man About Individual Sought in Connection With London Bombings An American once accused of trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon is being questioned about a man sought in the London bombings, U.S. officials said Friday. James Ujaama, a Muslim convert from Seattle, was charged in 2002 with trying to set up a terrorist training camp for Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for cooperating with terrorism investigations until 2013. Three federal law enforcement officials said Ujaama is being questioned about Haroon Rashid Aswat, who also was...
  • The Britain-Bly connection

    07/22/2005 12:05:50 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 5 replies · 451+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 22, 2005 | shocked editor
    The hunt for a suspect with links to both Oregon and the London bombings shows why Portland is way off base Maybe international police suspicions about Haroon Rashid Aswat will turn out to be unfounded. Maybe he had nothing to do with the July 7 London bomb attacks or the attempts to establish a terrorist training camp halfway around the world in a remote corner of Southern Oregon. Either way, Portland's mayor and City Council majority should be paying close attention to the Aswat case. It magnifies everything that's wrong about the city's decision to pull Portland police off the...
  • London bomber lived at Seattle mosque

    07/21/2005 10:39:23 PM PDT · by garjog · 34 replies · 991+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2005 | By David Heath
    A suspect in the London bombings lived in a Central Seattle mosque in early 2000 after he had scouted out a possible terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore. Aswat came to the Northwest in 1999 when James Ujaama, a former Seattle activist, tried to set up a jihad training camp in rural Oregon. During that time, Aswat and Kassir "met potential candidates for jihad training, they established security for the Bly property through the use of guard patrols and passwords, and they and others participated in firearms training and viewed a video recording on the subject of improvised poisons," according...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 161 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 351+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/21/05 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...