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  • Lynne Stewart, lawyer who represented blind sheik, Black Panthers, dead at 77

    03/08/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 03/08/2017 | AP
    An outspoken New York civil rights lawyer who represented clients ranging from small-time criminals to radicals and was released early from prison three years ago because she was expected to die of cancer has died. Lynne Feltham Stewart was 77. Her husband, Ralph Poynter, says Stewart died Tuesday in the Brooklyn home where she lived after receiving a "compassionate release" from prison in January 2014. Stewart was disbarred after she was convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers.
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind dead at 78

    02/18/2017 10:27:28 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    A blind Egyptian cleric convicted for his role in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center in New York has died in a U.S. prison, Reuters reported on Saturday. He was 78. Omar Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for orchestrating plots to blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels among other New York City landmarks. He was also convicted of the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
  • Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, Mastermind behind 1993 World Trade Center Attack, dies

    02/18/2017 9:08:25 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2017 | Fox New
    Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the firebrand Islamist cleric behind the first attempt to bring down the World Trade Center, has died in federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian radical who maintained a global following even while imprisoned for more than two decades, died Saturday at Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence, Reuters reported.
  • Egypt’s ‘Blind Sheikh’ dies in prison in the US

    02/18/2017 9:21:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    middleastmonitor.com ^ | 2/18/17 | middleeastmonitor.com
    The spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamist militant group Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya Omar Abdel-Rahman has died in his US prison after serving more than 20 years for seditious conspiracy to commit murder. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh”, was serving a life sentence in the United States for his role in masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported.
  • Abdurahman Alamoudi Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison in Terror Financing Case

    10/19/2004 9:35:08 PM PDT · by Fedora · 41 replies · 2,392+ views
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ^ | October 15, 2004 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI SENTENCED TO 23 YEARS IN PRISON IN TERROR FINANCING CASE-- Sentencing Follows ICE, IRS, FBI Investigation in Northern Virginia -- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to 23 years in jail on charges related to his activities in the United States and abroad with nations and organizations that have ties to terrorism, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced today. Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Eritrea, was sentenced to 276 months in jail by District Judge Claude M. Hilton in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia,...
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...
  • Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack

    05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson
    (CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility...
  • Sources suggest the Benghazi attack was a bungled abduction attempt (2012)

    10/17/2015 9:10:51 PM PDT · by Carismar · 62 replies
    Examiner blog ^ | 11/15/12
    Retired Four-Star Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, one of the guests on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” this past Wednesday evening, suggests the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 was the result of a bungled abduction attempt. Admiral Lyons, whose career in the United States (U.S.) Navy was capped by two years of service as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1985 to 1987, thinks this kidnapping was planned to be the first stage of an international prisoner exchange. This transfer of prisoners would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheik” convicted...
  • Fox: White House confirms meeting with deputy of banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric

    06/28/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on June 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House confirmed to Fox News what the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported two days ago — that the administration met with the deputy of a radical cleric who is barred from entering the United States, and whose organization supports Hamas.  Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah served as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group headed by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, who has urged Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons, demanded the death of American soldiers in Iraq, and defended Hitler. So what did the White House want to discuss with bin Bayyah? Moderation: A senior...
  • 6/6/12 Attack at US Consulate in Benghazi by Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman

    09/15/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT · by barryobi · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/15/2012 | yt
    The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.
  • Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

    05/20/2015 12:56:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by...
  • Jihadis Launching Attacks on US Soil from Base in Tennessee

    02/22/2015 5:39:27 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 37 replies
    Patriot Newswire ^ | 2/20/15 | Timothy Tuttle
    Folks. We have received a very disturbing report from the outlet Bradley County News, based out of Tennessee. I think the people there need our help. They need us to listen, be aware, keep our eyes open, and not be so overly concerned with offending someone, that we take action to stop this. Please read every single word of this report. From Bradley County News, with respect: US and TN Terrorist Camps have launched Jihad, prepare for future attacks 02/20/2015 0936 am They are in your neighborhood. They walk the streets with you. They shop, dine and eat with you....
  • EXCLUSIVE-$MUGGLER LINKED TO BIN LADEN

    10/01/2003 1:12:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 88 replies · 1,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/01/03 | MURRAY WEISS
    <p>The American Muslim leader charged with smuggling $340,000 out of Libya was suspected of funneling cash from Osama bin Laden to blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the failed 1993 attempt to blow up New York City landmarks, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorney’s Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (“Patriot Act”) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as “the wall” between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor

    09/24/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2012
    As the administration’s false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light. The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor. First, the terrorist: Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu, according to his Guantanamo file, was picked up in Pakistan in early 2002 after being identified by the Libyan government (that would be the same government...
  • 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.
  • Ansar Al-Sharia IS a Terrorist Group (Addendum to 'Egypt Involved in Benghazi Attacks')

    07/17/2013 7:11:25 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/17/13 | Shoebat
    Ansar al-Sharia is a jihadist group that was ultimately blamed for the terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi on 9/11/12. Authors’ Note: Though the report below may be viewed as a stand-alone body of work, we introduce it as Addendum A to Ironclad: Egypt Involved in Benghazi Attacks. This addendum was initiated in response to the testimony of three expert witnesses at a Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee Hearing on July 10, 2013. We believe that this report further demonstrates enough probable cause exists that Ansar al-Sharia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Mursi, and the former...
  • Hostage Crisis: The Blind Sheikh, Benghazi and Smoking Guns

    06/30/2013 10:13:12 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 20 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/30/13 | Walid Shoebat
    **LINK to story has videos** A Libyan intelligence document has been produced that directly implicates EgyptÂ’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Mursi in the attacks on American installations in Benghazi on 9/11/12. Those who attempt to discredit this document run into trouble when it is coupled with real-time video we uncovered on 9/13/12. In that video, gunmen at the scene of the attack can be heard declaring that they were sent by Mursi. After weeks of attempting to push the narrative that a video was responsible, the Obama administration ultimately had to concede that the attacks in Benghazi were terrorist in...
  • Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

    09/13/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by TBBT · 25 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 9/13/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.