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  • Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Up Terror Camp In Oregon

    10/01/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 9 replies
    KGW.Com - Oregon ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits "who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization," he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan. Before pleading guilty...
  • Islamic cleric tied to failed Oregon terrorist training camp sentenced to life in prison

    01/09/2015 1:17:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 9, 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK — An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges in a 1998 kidnapping that killed four tourists in Yemen and in failed plans to build a terrorist training camp in Oregon was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who called his actions "barbaric" and "misguided." Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, remained composed as U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest announced the sentence, saying it was significant that "you have not expressed sympathy or remorse for the victims of the Yemeni kidnapping." She called his actions "barbaric, misguided and wrong" and read aloud the names of the victims, saying:...
  • London imam Abu Hamza to be sentenced for U.S. terrorism conviction

    01/08/2015 10:18:43 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | 1-9-2015 | Joseph Ax
    On Friday, he will have one final chance to convince a U.S. judge that he should not spend the rest of his life in prison, eight months after a federal jury in New York convicted him of terrorism charges. Abu Hamza, 56, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan at 10 a.m. to be sentenced. The one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza gained notoriety for his fiery rhetoric and use of a hook in place of his missing right hand. He was found guilty of providing a satellite phone and advice to Yemeni militants who kidnapped Western tourists in...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Man Convicted in New York of Trying to Start Al Qaeda Training Camp in Oregon

    05/13/2009 1:10:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,167+ views
    (AP) FOX ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NEW YORK — A jury convicted a Lebanese-born Swede on Tuesday of plotting to help Al Qaeda recruit by trying to set up a weapons-training post in Oregon and distributing terrorist training manuals over the Internet. The verdict against Oussama Kassir..."
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • UK court agrees radical cleric's U.S. extradition (Abu Hamza al-Masri)

    11/16/2007 9:21:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Graff
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British court ruled Thursday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri could be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges including trying to set up an al Qaeda training camp in Oregon. Egyptian-born Hamza, 49, serving a seven-year jail term in Britain for inciting his followers to murder nonbelievers, is wanted by U.S. authorities on 11 charges. The U.S. indictment accuses Hamza -- who had a hook in place of a missing hand -- of attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, from 1999 to early 2000, and also providing...
  • 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...
  • Swedish terror suspect arrested in Prague

    12/13/2005 11:38:09 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    The Local ^ | Dec. 13 | AFP
    "A 39-year-old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has been arrested in Prague, Swedish tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, is wanted by the US CIA spy agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accuse him of being terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden's "man in Sweden", Expressen wrote. The US has tried to obtain his extradition for several years, accusing him of setting up Al Qaeda training camps in the US state of Oregon in 1999, but Sweden has refused to hand him over, the paper said. The man was on a...
  • 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...
  • Militant cleric (Dr. Hook) had links with al-Qa'eda chiefs, says FBI report

    06/24/2003 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/25/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Abu Hamza, the militant, London-based Muslim cleric, maintained close contact with the leadership of al-Qa'eda during the years when it operated a worldwide terrorist network from Afghanistan, according to FBI files. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph state that Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, north London, dealt personally with Abu Zubeidah, Osama bin Laden's director of operations. Zubeidah, a Palestinian who is now in US custody, communicated bin Laden's instructions and messages from his hideout in Afghanistan to al-Qa'eda cells around the world. Hamza had the power to refer recruits to Zubeidah for "leadership training" in Afghan...
  • More details emerge on arrest of "bin Laden's man in Sweden"

    02/14/2006 7:51:06 AM PST · by RS · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Czech Radio ^ | 12/14/2006 | Rob Cameron
    "More details have emerged about the arrest in Prague on Sunday of a person described by the Swedish media as "Osama bin Laden's man in Sweden." The man, a 39-year-old Swede of Lebanese origin, is now in custody awaiting a decision on whether extradition proceedings can begin against him. " ~snip~ "Mr Kassir was on a Czech Airlines flight from Stockholm to Beirut, where he hoped to be reunited with members of his family. The plane had a brief stopover in Prague, and as soon as he stepped onto Czech soil he was approached by members of an elite police...
  • 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...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 162 replies · 6,346+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By, 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,...
  • U.S. Man Questioned About London Suspect [Ujaama, Seattle]

    07/22/2005 7:18:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

    05/27/2004 11:43:21 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 195+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/28/04 | PHILIP MESSING and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    May 28, 2004 -- Hero Detective George Corey couldn't wait to join the ranks of the elite FBI-NYPD joint terrorist task force after the 9/11 attacks on his beloved city. He knew it might cost him weeks, even months, away from his wife and kids on Long Island while he tracked leads from Alaska to Cuba. Yesterday, Corey's tireless work paid off. The 40-year-old Bayside, Queens, native was hailed by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for his key role in cracking the case against fanatical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. Corey, known as an expert interviewer, was able to extract crucial...
  • Swedish police arrest militant Muslim named in Ujaama case.

    10/22/2003 1:07:36 PM PDT · by tubavil · 31 replies · 814+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 22, 2003 | Mike Carter
    A militant Muslim who reportedly traveled from London to Oregon in 1999 to scout out a possible terrorist training camp has been arrested in Sweden. The arrest yesterday of Oussama Kassir — who authorities say once boasted of being "a hit man" for Osama bin Laden — appears linked to the federal investigation into Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London cleric accused of sending Kassir to the United States to help James Ujaama, of Seattle, and others train for jihad. Ujaama pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to supply goods and services to the Taliban in Afghanistan. As part of...
  • CNN: Man indicted in Seattle on charges of setting up Oregon training camp for al Qaeda members.

    08/28/2002 2:28:08 PM PDT · by jern · 40 replies · 435+ views
    CNN ^ | CNN
    Man indicted in Seattle on charges of setting up Oregon training camp for al Qaeda members. Details to come. For the latest news, watch CNN or log on to
  • Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida

    07/13/2002 11:15:26 AM PDT · by per loin · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida Additionally, federal investigators believe members of the group scouted a ranch in southern Oregon as a potential site for a terrorist training camp. About 15 of the militants visited the sagebrush-covered property near Bly, Ore., in fall 1999 to participate in target practice, and two men from Abu Hamza's mosque visited the ranch later that year, sources say. That account was supported by a relative of one of the men under investigation. The investigation comes to light as Attorney General John Ashcroft is warning that al-Qaida maintains a "hidden but active presence"...