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  • UK Muslima, a doctor, happily poses with severed head: “Dream Job”

    09/13/2014 3:07:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/10/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Yet another jihadist gets the crazy idea that “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Obviously only someone who knows nothing about Islam could make a mistake like that.And she is a doctor to boot. Doesn’t Mujahidah bint Usama know that poverty causes terrorism?“Jihadi DOCTOR stands with severed head in her hand as kids look on in horror,” by Sophie Alexander, Daily Star, September 8, 2014: A BRITISH doctor and suspected jihadi holds aloft a severed head while two children look on in horror.The sickening snap is posted...
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • U.S. Admits for First Time Drones Killed 4 Americans

    05/22/2013 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2013 | Charles Savage
    One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. The American responsibility for Mr. Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm...
  • FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist

    07/23/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2012
    FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist CBNNews.com Saturday, July 21, 2012 Texas Rep. Michael McCaul claimed political correctness stopped the FBI from launching what may've been a lifesaving investigation into Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, almost a year before his deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood. After reviewing an independent report by former FBI Director William Webster, McCaul revealed the department knew about disturbing emails between Hasan and a known terrorist, but was reluctant to act. Hasan's 2009 shooting spree left 13 people dead. McCaul, a Texas Republican, said Hasan e-mailed al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 18 times and expressed...
  • Exclusive: The Awlaki/Tsarnaev Connection

    04/27/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Apr 26, 2013 5:30 PM EDT | Daniel Klaidman
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his brother were influenced by the Internet sermons of the notorious preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, Daniel Klaidman reports. Plus: the feds now know who “Misha” is.
  • Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, Al-Queda online Mag .....

    04/23/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To borrow a line from Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were. From his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said. The first successful large-scale bombing in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era, the Boston attack killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been...
  • US imam calls on Muslims in US to wage jihad

    04/22/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House correspondent
    The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam. “The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?” Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. “Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a...
  • 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...
  • 4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban

    11/19/2012 11:01:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2012
    4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to commit "violent jihad" and target Americans, the FBI said Monday night. One of the men, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly traveled in July to Afghanistan, where he arranged for terrorist training to be conducted with Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Kabir, who lived in Pomona, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, federal authorities said....
  • Awlaki’s Martyrs March On

    10/21/2012 12:05:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | 19 October 2012 | JUDITH MILLER
    Its hero and editor are dead, but the al-Qaida magazine, Inspire, continues to do just that. According to the complaint filed in federal district court in New York, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, a student from Bangladesh arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in ManhattanÂ’s Financial District, was the latest Islamist militant to try to follow the example of the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the English-language magazine, Inspire, created in his honor. Quazi Nafis, who came to the United States last January on a student visa, had big...
  • Team Obama's Justification For Killing A 16-Year-Old American In A Drone Strike Is Stunning (Gibbs)

    10/25/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/24/12 | Michael Kelley
    Team Obama's Justification For Killing A 16-Year-Old American In A Drone Strike Is StunningMichael Kelley | Oct. 24, 2012, 2:04 PM Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign, recently became the first person on Team Obama to address the killing of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Conor Friedersdorf of the The Atlantic reports. Abdulrahman was the son of New Mexico-born cleric and al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Alwaki. Both were killed in separate drone strikes last year. A reporter asked Gibbs: "Do you think that the killing of Anwar al-Alwaki's 16-year-old son, who was...
  • Some labeling Hasan terrorist [Fort Hood massacre]

    08/13/2012 1:33:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    FORT HOOD — A string of witnesses in an evidentiary hearing identified Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as the triggerman at a Fort Hood deployment center that left 45 dead and injured. As his trial nears almost three years later, few here argue over his guilt. They wonder why a psychiatrist would gun down fellow soldiers. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock can explain it. He calls Hasan a domestic terrorist, something prosecutors have never claimed, and says those avoiding the term are indulging in political correctness. “Believe me, my friend, if somebody had jumped up and said, ‘Praise God and...
  • Chicago Man Arrested, Charged With Aiding al-Qaida

    08/04/2010 2:16:33 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 4, 2010 | RJ Lutz
    A 26-year-old Chicago man was trying to help finance al-Qaida and hoped to blow himself up in a suicide mission, authorities say. Shaker Masri was arrested Tuesday evening and charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with knowingly intending to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the United States. Authorities said Masri told an FBI informant that he planned to go to Somalia and help al-Qaida, and asked the informant for money to help buy guns once they got there. He also told the informant that he hoped to become a martyr by wearing a suicide vest, the criminal complaint...
  • Secret U.S. memo sanctioned killing of Aulaqi

    09/30/2011 6:52:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | Peter Finn
    The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials. The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said. “What constitutes due process in this case is a due process in war,” said one of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss closely held deliberations within...
  • Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death

    09/30/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies
    Washington Post.com ^ | 11:19 AM ET, 09/30/2011 | Greg Miller and Alice Fordham
    Anwar al-Aulaqi (AP/Muhammad ud-Deen) U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted. U.S. officials also disclosed what they said were new details about Aulaqi’s operational role, saying that he personally had...
  • U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    09/30/2011 4:04:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms. Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said. excerpt - Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the...
  • Radical Muslim Cleric Lied to Qualify for U.S.-Funded College Scholarship

    04/12/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 594+ views
    Fox news ^ | April 12, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    Anwar Awlaki, now believed to be an Al Qaeda recruiter hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack and the attempted Christmas Day jet bombing. The American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, considered by some to be one of the most wanted terrorists behind Usama bin Laden, was educated in the United States with taxpayers money, an ongoing Fox News investigation has found. Awlaki, now believed to be recruiting for Al Qaeda from hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack...
  • Book links Awalki to 9/11 attacks

    06/19/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    Thw Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2011 | Eli Lake
    The American-born Jihadist cleric Anwar Awlaki likely played an important support role in the September 11 attacks nearly ten years ago, according to a new book that examines the threat of home-grown terrorism. The book, “The Next Wave,” by Fox News national security reporter, Catherine Herridge, reveals new documents that find Mr. Awlaki was nearly arrested after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon for providing false information on his passport application. Today Mr. Awlaki is one of the leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Mr. Awlaki is also the only known American citizen on a...
  • 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.
  • Stop The Wars, I Wanna Get Off: Where Are the Anti-War Protesters?

    06/13/2011 3:23:58 PM PDT · by sfwarrior · 38 replies
    Bigpeace.com ^ | 06/13/2011 | Adam Sparks
    “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Then Sen. Obama 2007 talking about a possible war against Iran Obama, the peace president, has now begun his fourth war in Yemen. No imminent threat here. His third war in Libya is not going great and there’s no imminent threat there either. In a story with little national coverage, the media has just learned that Obama has started a 4th war in Yemen. It’s a story for perhaps...
  • U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Reportedly Was Aimed at Radical Cleric Seen as Post-Bin Laden Threat

    05/06/2011 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Reportedly Was Aimed at Radical Cleric Seen as Post-Bin Laden Threat Published May 06, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, but the missile missed its target, Yemeni and U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal. The drone strike comes less than a week after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Usama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan. Had the drone strike in Yemen been successful, the U.S. would...
  • Indy grandma possibly linked to jihad terrorists

    12/28/2010 2:02:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies · 5+ views
    WISH TV-8 ^ | Dec 28, 2010
    An Indiana grandmother who married a suspected German jihadist and converted to the Muslim religion is under investigation for possible ties to terrorists, according to FoxNews.com . Kathie Smith, 46, is a U.S. citizen and lives in Indianapolis.
  • Hawaii Man Arrested on Terrorism-Related Charge

    10/25/2010 10:31:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.com ^ | ctober 26, 2010 12:09 a.m. EDT | n/a
    (CNN) -- SNIPPET: "The charge centers around a one-way ticket that authorities allege Abdel Hameed Shehadeh purchased from Queens, New York, to Islamabad, Pakistan. Shehadeh originally told investigators that the purpose of his trip was to visit an Islamic university and attend a friend's engagement party. But he later admitted to FBI agents in Hawaii that he bought the ticket in order to join a fighting group such as the Taliban, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York Monday."
  • Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties, Probe Reveals

    11/11/2010 1:44:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Jana Winter
    An Al Qaeda leader, the head of a designated terror organization and a confessed jihadist-in-training are among a "Who's Who" of controversial figures who have participated in weekly prayer sessions on Capitol Hill since the 2001 terror attacks, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals. The Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) has held weekly Friday Jummah prayers for more than a decade, and guest preachers are often invited to lead the service. The group held prayers informally for about eight years before gaining official status in 2006 under the sponsorship of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims currently serving in...
  • Yemen’s Rising Radical Star

    10/29/2010 2:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | Fri, Oct 29, 2010 | Kari Huus
    <p>Even before the bomb scares that set off security alarms on Friday, U.S. security officials have been increasingly concerned about terrorism strikes originating in Yemen. With this incident, suspicions will focus in particular on a U.S.-born radical Islamic cleric in Yemen, who has emerged as a prominent and eloquent advocate for violence against American civilians.</p>
  • US couple had terror hit list: court documents

    07/21/2010 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3+ views
    (AFP) via GOOGLE.com ^ | July 21, 2010, 2 hours ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON — A US man has been charged after he compiled a hit list of 15 people he believed had harmed Muslim civilians and deserved to die, court documents showed Wednesday. Paul Rockwood and his wife Nadia were charged with lying to federal investigators about the compilation and content of the list, which Nadia Rockwood delivered to an unnamed individual in April at her husband's request." SNIPPET: "According to plea agreement documents obtained by AFP Wednesday, Paul Rockwood converted to Islam around late 2001 and soon "became a strict adherent to the violent jihad-promoting ideology of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."...
  • Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

    07/16/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 16, 2010 TG-779 Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula Treasury Targets al-Qa'ida Leader with Ties to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Anwar al-Aulaqi, a key leader for al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemen-based terrorist group. Aulaqi was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of AQAP. Since its inception in January 2009, AQAP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni and...
  • Intel Memos Warn Radical Cleric's Call to Kill Americans May Inspire Attacks

    06/15/2010 8:17:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies · 814+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/15/10 | Catherine Herridge
    Two new intelligence memos obtained by Fox News point to increasing alarm over radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's recent call to kill American civilians. Awlaki is the American-born cleric residing in Yemen who has been tied to the Fort Hood shooting last fall, the Christmas Day jet bombing attempt and the attempted Times Square car bombing in May. The two intelligence documents, which are for official use only, describe how the cleric's escalating rhetoric could attract dangerous followers inside the United States.
  • Texas Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    06/03/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 251+ views
    FBI Houston ^ | June 3, 2010
    HOUSTON—A federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers announced today. “Protecting the American public from the threat of terrorism, both international and home-grown, is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Moreno. “Proactive investigative efforts and cooperation between the...
  • Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki

    05/24/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT · by jveritas · 85 replies · 2,681+ views
    May 24 2010 | jveritas
    In his most recent interview with an Al Qaeda media outlet terrorist “Anwar Al Awlaki” the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes. He also said that both terrorists “Nidal Hassan” who killed 13 of our troops at Fort Hood and “Omar Farouk Abd Al Moutaleb” who had the failed terrorist attack on the...
  • U.S. Mulls Legality of Killing American al Qaeda "Turncoat"

    01/25/2010 9:57:42 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 808+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 25, 2010 | MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    Opportunities to "Take Out" Radical Cleric Anwar Awlaki In Yemen "May Have Been Missed" White House lawyers are mulling the legality of proposed attempts to kill an American citizen, Anwar al Awlaki, who is believed to be part of the leadership of the al Qaeda group in Yemen behind a series of terror strikes, according to two people briefed by U.S. intelligence officials. One of the people briefed said opportunities to "take out" Awlaki "may have been missed" because of the legal questions surrounding a lethal attack which would specifically target an American citizen. A spokesperson said the White House...
  • Targeting Awlaki: A violation of lawfare?

    01/25/2010 9:48:43 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 496+ views
    Threat Matrix ^ | January 25, 2010 11:54 AM | Bill Roggio
    According to ABC News, the US may have missed an opportunity to kill radical US-born cleric Anwar al Awlaki because those prosecuting the attack feared "the possibility of criminal prosecution without approval in advance from the White House."White House lawyers are mulling the legality of proposed attempts to kill an American citizen, Anwar Awlaki, who is believed to be part of the leadership of the al Qaeda group in Yemen behind a series of terror strikes, according to two people briefed by U.S. intelligence officials. One of the people briefed said opportunities to "take out" Awlaki "may have been missed"...
  • JIHADIST CLERIC AL-AWLAKI ADVOCATES KILLING AMERICAN CIVILIANS

    05/23/2010 3:34:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,369+ views
    (AP) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | May 23, 2010 10:33 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "CAIRO - An American-Yemeni cleric whose Internet sermons are believed to have helped inspire attacks on the U.S. has advocated the killing of American civilians in an al-Qaida video released Sunday. Anwar al-Awlaki has been singled out by U.S. officials as a key terrorist threat and has been added to the CIA's list of targets for assassination despite his American citizenship. He is of particular concern because he is one of the few English-speaking radical clerics able to explain to young Muslims in America and other Western countries the philosophy of violent jihad. The U.S.-born al-Awlaki moved to Yemen...
  • Awlaki Strikes Again

    05/10/2010 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: The world's most dangerous man — Anwar Awlaki — just got more dangerous with news he also inspired the Times Square terrorist. More must be done to take out this menace. The U.S.-born Muslim cleric, who's believed to be al-Qaida's top recruiter in the West, also radicalized the Fort Hood shooter and the Christmas crotch-bomber. Awlaki privately ministered to some of the 9/11 hijackers as well. Now it turns out that confessed New York car bomber Faisal Shahzad is a fan and follower of Awlaki. He joins a growing list of homegrown terrorists who fell under the...
  • Times Square bomb suspect had links to terror preacher

    05/08/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 1,077+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 07 May 2010 | Damien McElroy
    A suspect accused of attempting to plant a bomb on New York's Times Square has ties with the Islamic preacher who inspired a US soldier to kill 12 comrades at Fort Hood and the Christmas Day would-be bomber. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen has told interrogators that he been inspired to take up the cause of al Qaeda and radical Islam by the internet messages of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based imam. Awlaki, who was born in America, was accused of grooming Nidal Hasan in a series of emails before the US soldier opened fire at the Texas military base...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Enemy No. 1: Anwar The American

    02/08/2010 4:58:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: Upstaging Osama Bin Laden as the most dangerous man in the world may be an American recruiter for al-Qaida: Anwar Awlaki. So why's he talking to Al-Jazeera instead of interrogators? The radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar Awlaki told the Arab TV network that he supported the failed Christmas Day airliner attack because "the American people have participated in all the crimes of their government." The turncoat added: "Some 300 Americans are nothing compared to the thousands of Muslims they have killed." Awlaki also advised the Fort Hood terrorist, whom he called "a hero." The two exchanged some 20...
  • U.S. citizen in CIA's cross hairs (Anwar al Awlaki)

    01/30/2010 10:45:08 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies · 655+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 30, 2010 | Greg Miller
    The CIA sequence for a Predator strike ends with a missile but begins with a memo. Usually no more than two or three pages long, it bears the name of a suspected terrorist, the latest intelligence on his activities, and a case for why he should be added to a list of people the agency is trying to kill. (snip) Anwar al Awlaki poses a dilemma for U.S. counter-terrorism officials. He is a U.S. citizen and until recently was mainly known as a preacher espousing radical Islamic views. But Awlaki's connections to November's shootings at Ft. Hood and the failed...
  • Breaking: Obama Administration Removed Faisal Shahzad From Terror Surveilance List Before Attack

    05/06/2010 1:31:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 242 replies · 9,058+ views
    Confessed terrorist Faisal Shahzad was removed from the Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list sometime after Barack Obama came into office. CBS reported:
  • Yemen-American imam calls for US Muslim revolt

    03/17/2010 2:48:38 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 41 replies · 887+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Mar 17, 2010 | PAUL SCHEMM
    CAIRO (AP) - A Yemeni-American Muslim preacher known for his ties to extremists operating in the U.S. called on American Muslims in a new audio message to turn against their government because of its actions against Muslims around the world. Anwar al-Awlaki's latest message, excerpts of which were aired on CNN Wednesday, described his own radicalization after U.S. operations against Muslims and called on those in the U.S. to follow his path, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist Web Sites.
  • RADICAL YEMENI CLERIC'S EXTENSIVE AMERICAN CONTACTS A SOURCE OF MAJOR CONCERN

    01/19/2010 6:08:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | January 19, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen."
  • Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis)

    08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 68 replies · 4,487+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS A shadowy figure who provided logistical assistance to one, maybe two, of the 9/11 hijackers. Years before, he had received a phone call from the Jersey City, New Jersey, safehouse of the plotters who would soon, in February 1993, park a truck bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center. The safehouse was the apartment of Musab Yasin, brother of Abdul Rahman Yasin, who scorched his own leg while mixing the chemicals for the 1993 bomb.When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact...
  • Muslim Cleric Anwar Awlaki Linked to Fort Hood, Northwest Flight 253 Terror Attacks

    12/29/2009 12:03:00 PM PST · by jersey117 · 14 replies · 696+ views
    ABC World News ^ | Dec. 29, 2009 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Most Americans have never heard of Anwar al Awlaki, but the radical Muslim cleric who may have inspired a young Nigerian man to try to blow up a plane on Christmas Day has been linked to the alleged perpetrators of the deadliest terror attacks on U.S. soil this decade, from 9/11 to the massacre at Fort Hood....
  • Abdulmutallab's bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11 (Hey Obama, get a clue!)

    12/27/2009 3:41:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 763+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/27/2009 | Dominic Kennedy
    The rich kid with a brilliant school record was a ticking time bomb even before he turned up as an international student living in his father’s mansion block apartment in Britain. Classmates remember Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as such a pious youth that he was nicknamed “Imam” and “the Pope” after rebuking them for failing to live up to religious principles. Suicide bombers typically take half a dozen years to descend from religious fanaticism to “martyrdom”, which appears to be the case for this young Nigerian, a security expert said. Acting alone as a “clean skin” rather than by mingling with...
  • Yemeni forces launch attack on al-Qaeda operatives

    12/24/2009 2:19:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 990+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Sudarsan Raghavan and Gred Jaffe
    SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni forces, backed by the United States, launched an attack Thursday on a meeting of al-Qaeda operatives where a Yemeni American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood attacks might have been present, U.S. and Yemeni officials said. The strike on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in southeastern Yemen killed at least 30 suspected militants and was the second such assault in the past week, according to Yemeni security and government sources. One of the possible meeting participants was Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen and extremist preacher who exchanged e-mails with the Army psychiatrist suspected...
  • Pete Hoekstra:Detroit terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab may be connected to Ft Hood shooter

    12/26/2009 10:54:10 AM PST · by Velveeta · 54 replies · 3,326+ views
    mlive ^ | 12/26/2009 | Aaron Foley
    (snipped) Hoekstra says that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab may have a common link with the Fort Hood shooter that shot 13 people in November. AFP, Dec. 26: There was a suggestion of links between Abdulmutallab and radical US-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, who had contacts with the US army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at a Texas military base last month. "He may have been in contact with the American imam al-Aulaqi," Peter Hoekstra, the most senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and a member of Congress for Michigan, told AFP.
  • Fort Hood Terrorist E-mailed Cleric To Ask If He Could Kill Fellow Soldiers

    12/24/2009 8:15:02 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 26 replies · 905+ views
    FOX/CBS/MEMRI/The Lid ^ | 12/24/09 | The Lid
    Anwar Al-'Awlaki, al Qaeda linked Muslim Cleric on his contact with the Fort Hood Terrorist Major Hasan: "Naturally, as I told you, the first message was asking for an edict regarding the [possibility] of a Muslim soldier killing his colleagues who serve with him in the American army. In other messages, Nidal was clarifying his position regarding the killing of Israeli civilians. He was in support of this, and in his messages he mentioned the religious justifications for targeting the Jews with missiles. Then there were some messages in which he asked for a way through which he could transfer...
  • Is imam a terror recruiter or just an incendiary preacher?

    11/21/2009 10:48:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 418+ views
    McClatchey ^ | 11/20/2009 | Hannah Allam
    The Yemeni-American imam who's been under renewed scrutiny after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, preaches against alcohol, birthday parties, black magic and extramarital sex. He also supports armed struggle — jihad — against the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has encouraged extremist insurgents in Pakistan and Somalia. None of that sets Anwar al Awlaki, 38, apart from other militant Sunni Muslim clerics — and even many mainstream ones — in the Middle East. Awlaki uses digital means to spread his views, however, through a blog, lectures on YouTube and Facebook pages with more than 1,000 fans....
  • Major Hasan's Islamist Life

    11/20/2009 6:18:31 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 747+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 20, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    The title page of Nidal Hasan's PowerPoint demonstration for a medical lecture in June 2007, indicates how little interest he took in medicine and how much in the perceived contradiction between being a Muslim and an American soldier. As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst dubs "dueling Fort Hood investigations," will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle? Despite encouraging references to "violent Islamists" by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is...
  • Web sites spread al Qaeda's message in English

    11/19/2009 10:34:57 PM PST · by kingattax · 2 replies · 391+ views
    Star-Telegram/AP ^ | Nov. 19, 2009
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading al Qaeda’s message to Muslims in the West. They translate writings and sermons once largely out of reach of English readers and often feature charismatic clerics like Anwar al-Awlaki, who exchanged dozens of e-mails with the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood shootings. The U.S.-born al-Awlaki has been an inspiration to several militants arrested in the United States and Canada in recent years, with his Web-based sermons often turning up on their computers.