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  • London Mosque With Terror Past Locks Up Journalist

    08/25/2014 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 5:04 PM | Ari Yashar
    A British journalist working for Al Jazeera was held against his will while trying to get an interview at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque, which formerly was run by the notorious Al Qaeda cleric Abu Hamza, recently convicted on multiple terror charges. In an article Sunday, journalist Ben Flanagan documented his visit along with video footage filmed on his cell phone, and shows how he was locked in a room and not let out until police came. …
  • Abu Hamza leaves Britain after final appeal fails

    10/05/2012 5:55:19 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/06/2012 | Martin Beckford
    Speaking after the US-bound flights had taken off from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, Mrs May said: "I can confirm that tonight two planes have left RAF Mildenhall to transport Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary, Syed Ahsan and Khalid al-Fawwaz to the US to face trial. "I am pleased the decision of the court today meant that these men, who used every available opportunity to frustrate and delay the extradition process over many years, could finally be removed. "This government has co-operated fully with the courts and pressed at every stage to ensure this happened. "We have worked tirelessly,...
  • Radical Cleric Hamza Can Be Extradited To US

    09/24/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 24th September 2012 | Sky News
    'Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US after Europe's human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal, officials have said. Hamza wanted to fight a European Court of Human Rights ruling that extradition would not breach his human rights. But his request was rejected by a panel of judges, a spokesman for the court said. The unanimous judgment said there would be no human rights breach either as a result of likely detention in ADX Florence "supermax" prison in Colorado, or the length of possible sentences on conviction. The decision means Hamza, who was jailed...
  • They're Baaaack: British Terror Supporters Re-launch al-Muhajiroun...

    06/13/2009 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 454+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | June 11, 2009 11:55 AM | by Rusty
    "They're Baaaack: British Terror Supporters Re-launch al-Muhajiroun, Dedicated to "Raising Flag of Islam over Downing Street"" SNIPPET: "A group of terror supporters in the UK have relaunched an organization dedicated banning criticism of Islam, beheading "blasphemers", and killing adulterers. The new and improved al-Muhajiroun will once again be led by Anjem Choudary, chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers. The organization was originally founded by Omar Bakri Muhammad who was recently convicted in absentia by a Lebanese court of helping train al Qaeda's local affiliate. He has also been banned from reentering the UK. The group disbanded after a conference...
  • From Gloucester to Afghanistan: the making of a shoe bomber

    03/04/2005 8:07:58 PM PST · by Pikamax · 432+ views
    Guardian ^ | 03/05/05 | Mark Honigsbaum and Vikram Dodd
    From Gloucester to Afghanistan: the making of a shoe bomber Saajid Badat this week pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up a plane. What drove this quiet football fan to thoughts of terror? Mark Honigsbaum and Vikram Dodd Saturday March 5, 2005 The Guardian He seemed the model British Muslim citizen - a poster boy for integration whose knowledge of the Qu'ran and achievement at grammar school made Gloucester's close-knit Islamic community proud. When in November 2003 anti-terrorist police turned up at the terraced house in the Barton and Tredworth district of the city that Saajid Badat shared with his...
  • America's Fury As Hamza Smuggles Hate Messages To Bin Laden's No 2... From UK Jail Cell

    06/28/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 200+ views
    mailonsunday.co.uk ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jason Lewis
    American counter-terrorism chiefs are demanding a full explanation from Britain of how radical cleric Abu Hamza was able to smuggle murderous messages from his UK prison cell to Al Qaeda's deputy leader. The major diplomatic row comes in the wake of a long-running battle by US prosecutors to extradite the former imam of London's Finsbury Park mosque to stand trial in America. Hook-handed Hamza was jailed for seven years in Britain in 2006 for inciting murder and racial hatred and is held at Belmarsh prison, South-East London, supposedly one of Britain's most secure jails. Jail mail: Hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza...
  • Finsbury Park: Inside the British Jihad [Killing non Muslims for no reason & restore the Caliphate]

    08/02/2007 10:57:26 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Global Politician ^ | August, 2007
    Finsbury Park: Inside the British Jihad [Killing non Muslims for no reason & restore the Caliphate] http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3205&cid=3&sid=74 Pratik Chougule - 8/4/2007 Stepping off the subway at Finsbury Park, the change in scenery could not have been more acute. Just an hour earlier, I had been awed by the grandeur of Big Ben, towering over the British Houses of Parliament. It is the symbol of the England in our history books: a beacon of liberty, tolerance, and stability. Finsbury Park is different. Small shops and ragged apartments line the streets of this working class area of North London. More pronounced than...
  • (Richard Reid) Held in darkness and paranoia

    12/02/2006 5:19:37 PM PST · by fanfan · 65 replies · 2,667+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | GMT 02/12/2006
    At six feet four inches tall, Richard Reid makes a forbidding figure, even from behind the iron grates, steel doors and automated locks that separate him from his prison guards in this place they call Terrorist Central. Richard Reed after his arrest (Richard Reid) Held in darkness and paranoiaHunched on a stool that is moulded to the floor of his broom-cupboard-sized cell, he turns the pages of the newspaper spread out on the concrete desk before him, soaking up stories and pictures from an outside world that he will never see again. "Do you need anything today?" a prison guard...
  • Terrorist who plotted to blow up Britons given pass to work on Tube

    10/31/2006 4:48:45 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 18 replies · 679+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31st October 2006
    London Underground is today accused of an appalling security blunder for allowing Abu Hamza's son to work on the network. Mohammed Kamel Mostafa, 25, from Wembley - a convicted terrorist - was given a security pass and access to restricted areas. He worked as a labourer at nights and weekends for a sub-contractor despite having spent three years in a Yemen jail for plotting to blow up British tourists. His father is serving seven years for inciting murder and racial hatred at London mosques. Labour MP Andrew Dismore said today of Mostafa: "It beggars belief. It wasn't like he was...
  • Private spies track extremists across world

    11/22/2006 11:49:59 PM PST · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 23, 2006 | MICHAEL HOLDEN
    IT SAYS its members brought about the conviction of radical Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, uncovered insurgent tactics in Iraq and are now working to provide intelligence from North Korea.The organisation is not the US Central Intelligence Agency or Britain's MI6 but Vigil, a shadowy network of retired spies, senior military personnel, anti-terrorism specialists and banking experts. The group's director Dominic Whiteman said he set up Vigil with two other businessmen last year to act as an conduit between retired spies who were still party to good, raw intelligence, and the police and security services. "This evidence was just getting...
  • Immigration powers used to hold al-Qaeda kingpin in jail

    10/20/2006 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 1 replies · 380+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    BRITAIN has resorted to detaining as an illegal immigrant a man regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous terrorists. Abu Doha, whose various aliases include “The Doctor”, has been in Belmarsh highsecurity jail for almost six years facing extradition to the United States on charges of running a jihad training camp in Afghanistan and plotting to blow up Los Angeles airport. But the US has been forced to drop the case against him after an informer refused to give evidence. A British judge described the extremist network created by Abu Doha as “one of the most significant groups of terrorists...
  • Poison warfare suits found in mosque raid (January 27, 2003 )

    01/27/2003 6:11:52 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 33 replies · 812+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 27, 2003 | LEO SCHLINK in London
    BRITISH police investigating a terror plot by Islamic saboteurs have found chemical warfare protection suits in a north London mosque. The discovery has shocked detectives, who believe the find confirms supporters of Osama bin Laden were planning a poison attack on civilian targets in Britain. Scotland Yard and MI5 detectives had kept the discovery of the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suits secret. They feared disclosing it would spark panic. Government ministers have warned any suggestion that the Finsbury Park mosque had been involved would have worrying racist overtones. Police initially revealed they had seized a cache of weapons, including...
  • Dad is a coward, a hypocrite and he deserves to rot in jail [Abu Hamza]

    07/27/2006 1:11:06 AM PDT · by vimto · 31 replies · 1,300+ views
    Times online ^ | 27th July 06 | By Rajeev Syal
    Dad is a coward, a hypocrite and he deserves to rot in jail By Rajeev Syal In an exclusive interview, Donna Traverso tells The Times about the man who tore her family apart SHE knew him simply as Dad, a kindly presence in her life who would tell her that she was “his little girl” as she nestled in his muscular arms. Now Donna Traverso, 25, despises her former stepfather Abu Hamza al-Masri for shattering her family and abandoning her at the age of 5. In her first interview, she tells The Times how the Egyptian disappeared with her beloved...
  • Angry Omar sees the light (The Classic coward muslim terrorist, very funny)

    07/22/2006 4:59:34 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 30 replies · 1,760+ views
    timesonline U.K. ^ | July 23, 2006 | Rod Liddle
    The man who from safe and agreeably leafy north London suburbia offered his continual support to suicide bombers and refused to condemn the attacks of 9/11 and July 7, all the while ranting against the perfidies of western civilisation and its infidel cockroach minions, now wishes to return to the bosom of Satan as quickly as possible.
  • Londonistan How Britain's Habitual Appeasement Of Islamism Reaps Terror

    06/04/2006 2:00:11 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 4 replies · 468+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | June 4, 2006 | Melanie Philips
    AFTER 9/11 plotter Zacarias Mous saoui was sentenced to life im prisonment, his family blamed - the British. Their son had had first arrived in London in the 1990s for an MA course in international business studies - and been radicalized and recruited for jihad at London's Finsbury Park mosque.
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • Hamza: Cleric sent gangs to seize control of rival mosques (police refused to help moderate Muslims)

    02/08/2006 6:18:17 PM PST · by Stultis · 22 replies · 643+ views
    Times (UK) ^ | 9 February 2006 | Daniel McGrory and Sean O’Neill
    Cleric sent gangs to seize control of rival mosquesBy Daniel McGrory and Sean O’Neill ABU HAMZA sent teams of young supporters around the country with orders to take over other mosques. Rival clerics have told The Times that they were threatened by gangs claiming to be members of Abu Hamza’s Supporters of Sharia group. Some of the rivals were beaten up inside their own mosques, and worshippers were bullied into finding somewhere else to pray — but police refused to intervene. Abu Hamza wanted to acquire more places where he and his lieutenants could brainwash a generation of young...
  • Mosque raid findings revealed (Terror efforts were being planned and staged at Finsbury Park mosque)

    02/08/2006 3:23:37 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 53 replies · 1,887+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 7 February 2006, 17:58 GMT
    Mosque raid findings revealed As Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is convicted of race hate crimes, police have revealed the details of a raid on north London's Finsbury Park Mosque in 2003. See items seized in the raid on Finsbury Park mosque in 2003 In pictures The Metropolitan Police faced criticism from some Muslim leaders when they took the controversial step of raiding the mosque in the early hours of 20 January 2003. But, after uncovering equipment which detectives believe may have been used in UK-based terror camps, senior officers believe their action was justified. Dozens of officers in...
  • [Radical Islamic Hate Monger Imam] Hamza denounces racism on the stand .

    01/23/2006 2:49:53 AM PST · by Actuality · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Hamza denounces racism on the stand . Alleged race hate cleric Abu Hamza has denied inciting violence against non-Muslims, saying "racism is one of the greatest sins".
  • 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,...
  • Bombers in Separate Attacks Attended Same London Mosque

    07/28/2005 7:32:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 527+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/28/05 | NewsMax
    Although the eight suspects in London's two subway-bombings come from different backgrounds, investigators now believe that they share an important link: The notorious Finsbury Park Mosque in northwest London. Long a hotbed of militancy, the facility had become known as London's "Jihad Central" before it was shut down last year. And according to Newsday, it was frequented by at least three of the suspected bombers who were involved in both the July 7 and July 21 attacks. Mohammad Sidique Khan, one of London's four alleged July 7 suicide bombers, visited the mosque, where firebrand imam, Abu Hamza al-Masri, preached jihad...
  • Oregon sheriff: 'We had our suspicions' (al-Qaida in Oregon)

    07/13/2002 1:59:56 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 57 replies · 1,739+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 13, 2002 | Hal Bernton, Mike Carter and David Heath
    BLY, Ore. — This hard-knocks hamlet seems an unlikely place to search for clues to the al-Qaida terrorist network. It sits on an arid plateau in Southern Oregon, about 50 miles east of Klamath Falls. With a population of about 250, it has a couple of cafes and small stores, an antique shop, and the razed foundation of an abandoned lumber mill. But in late 1999, federal authorities and other sources say, the area had something far more unusual: militant Muslims scouting a ranch outside of town as a possible training camp for jihad fighters. That aborted effort has now...
  • (British) Terrorists came from Finsbury Park Mosque in London (Al-Muhajiroun, American connections)

    07/18/2005 9:39:27 AM PDT · by Stultis · 16 replies · 1,670+ views
    Terrorists came from Finsbury Park Mosque in London  Militant Islam Monitorhttp://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/294UK .. You will pay ..Bin Laden's on waySickening sight .........Abdul Rehman Saleem of the Al-Muhajiroun, burns the Union Jack and warns of bloodshed on the streets of London Richard Reid (shoe bomber) and Germaine Lindsay( London Subway bomber) went to the Finsbury Mosque in London, it appears that Zacarias Moussaoui and James Ujaama of Seattle WA also attended the Finsbury Mosque along with the two suicide bombers who attacked Mike's pub in Israel last year. British police have released the former leader of the Finsbury Park Mosque Abu...
  • EXCLUSIVE: UK Spy Identifies Groups and People Behind London Bombings

    07/08/2005 9:00:29 AM PDT · by freeper1995 · 62 replies · 2,976+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 7/7/2005 | David Storobin Interviewing Glen Jenvey, UK intel operative
    Glen Jenvey worked for several military attachés covering terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and their members in Britain. His stings led to the capture of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a major terrorist and multiple other terrorists. He has been profiled and interviewed in major media across the globe, including in the US, UK, Russia, India, etc. Neil Doyle wrote a book entitled "Terror Tracker" about Mr. Jenvey. ... Glen Jenvey: The group is linked directly to terrorists associated with Abu Hamza, who's in jail due in large part to my efforts for British intelligence. The group is also tied to other clerics...
  • In London, Islamic radicals find a haven

    07/10/2005 12:03:39 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 16 replies · 624+ views
    MSNBC.Com - Washington Post ^ | Updated: 11:54 p.m. ET July 9, 2005 | By Steve Coll and Susan B. Glasser
    Diverse mosaic of al Qaeda sympathizers make British capital their base LONDON - On the morning after bombs ripped through the London Underground and crumpled a double-decker bus, four security guards escorted a one-eyed, Egyptian-born cleric, his arms amputated below the elbows from Afghan war injuries, onto the elevated dock of Courtroom No. 1 in Old Bailey, the capital's principal criminal court. Abu Hamza Masri, for years a blood-curdling preacher at a North London mosque allegedly visited by shoe bomber Richard Reid and hijacker trainee Zacarias Moussaoui, listened silently Friday as his lawyer argued about his indictment last January on...
  • Terrorist ‘aided abduction plot’

    04/22/2005 5:53:43 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Times Online, of the Sunday Times [UK] ^ | April 21, 2005 | Sophie Kirkham
    A KEY al-Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the shoe bomber Richard Reid and one of the September 11 hijackers helped to kidnap five British children from their Norwich home and take them to Libya, a court was told yesterday. Djamel Beghal, 39, is serving ten years in a French prison for plotting a suicide attack on the US Embassy in Paris and was described as so dangerous that even other al-Qaeda members thought him beyond the pale. While he was living in Leicester in the late 1990s Beghal, an Algerian, met Azzedin Journazi, from Libya, at a city mosque and...
  • Militant Imams Under Scrutiny Across Europe

    01/24/2005 7:59:31 PM PST · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 679+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 01/25/05 | DON VAN NATTA Jr. and LOWELL BERGMAN
    Militant Imams Under Scrutiny Across Europe By DON VAN NATTA Jr. and LOWELL BERGMAN ONDON, Jan. 24 - In nightly sermons broadcast on the Internet, Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammad, a 46-year-old Syrian-born cleric, has urged young Muslim men all over the world to support the Iraq insurgency on the front line of "the global jihad," investigators say. He struck a similarly defiant tone this month at a rally attended by 500 people at a central London meeting hall, where a giant screen behind him showed images of the World Trade Center falling. "Allah akbar!" - "God is great" - some...
  • UK: Right-wingers and Muslims clash

    06/04/2004 11:45:42 AM PDT · by ambrose · 30 replies · 232+ views
    ITV ^ | 6.4.04
    Right-wingers and Muslims clash 2.49PM, Fri Jun 4 2004 Right-wing protesters waving Union Jack flags clashed with police and Muslims during Friday prayers outside a London mosque. Around 20 men, claiming to be from a group called the United British Alliance jeered and shouted anti-Muslim slogans from behind fences set up by police outside the Finsbury Park mosque. There were scuffles after a few protesters seemed to infiltrate the street in which prayers were being held, outside the north London mosque where radical cleric Abu Hamza was based before his arrest. The clashes were quickly broken up, and prayers were...
  • 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...
  • Muslim cleric ousted at mosque

    02/04/2003 4:17:18 AM PST · by ukbird · 24 replies · 312+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02/04/03 | ukbird
    The controversial Muslim preacher Sheikh Abu Hamza has been removed from his position as an agent of Finsbury Park Mosque. The cleric's dismissal was announced on Tuesday by the Charities Commission, which said its decision was based on Mr Hamza's consistently inflammatory remarks... Complete story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2724135.stm IT'S ABOUT TIME...
  • Islamist Leaders in London Interviewed [Overthrow of Western culture advocated]

    08/09/2002 8:06:36 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 10 replies · 139+ views
    Middle East Media Research Institute (memri.org) | August 9, 2002
    August 09, 2002 No.410 Islamist Leaders in London Interviewed London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat published a series of articles about the Muslim community in the UK. One of the articles included interviews with two Islamist leaders living in London: Sheikh Abu Hamza the Egyptian,(1) imam of the Finsbury Park Mosque and head of the Ansar Al-Shari'ah organization, and Sheikh Omar Bakri, originally from Syria, who established and heads the Islamic Religious Court in London and also heads the Al-Muhajiroun Islamist organization. The following are excerpts from the two interviews:(2) Abu Hamza: The West Will Never Reach the Level of Islam; The...
  • Radical Islam finds unlikely haven in liberal Britain

    08/04/2002 5:45:37 PM PDT · by mhking · 20 replies · 279+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8.5.02 | Danna Harman
    from the August 05, 2002 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0805/p01s03-wogi.html Radical Islam finds unlikely haven in liberal BritainBy Danna Harman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LONDON - In the leafy northern suburb of Hendon, a small group at the community center listens to a young man in track pants and sneakers. The charismatic speaker, Mohammed Sultan, the son of immigrants from India and a former student in business information technology, is a regional leader of al Muhajiroun, a radical youth movement based in Britain.Speaking in staccato tones and gesticulating sharply, he calls for support of jihad to liberate the...
  • Camp X-Ray confession reveals UK terror link

    04/13/2002 4:27:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/14/2002 | Hala Jaber and Nicholas Rufford
    A BRITON being held at Camp X-Ray, the high-security US prison for Al-Qaeda suspects, has blamed a radical Muslim cleric living in London for turning him to terrorism. In a confession to British and American investigators, Feroz Abbasi claimed that members of Finsbury Park mosque — the base of cleric Abu Hamza — helped to organise his terrorist training and provided him with air tickets to Afghanistan.Abbasi, 22, has also said that at one stage he wanted to be a suicide bomber to die a martyr.The confession, the first to emerge from the five British prisoners at Camp X-Ray in...
  • Infiltrator links men at Oregon ranch to al-Qaida

    07/30/2002 1:46:18 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | July 30, 2002 | DAIKHA DRIDI AND CHRIS McGANN
    An Algerian who infiltrated a London mosque for the British intelligence service has shed new light on suspected links between the 1999 activities at an Oregon ranch and the al-Qaida terror network. In a telephone interview from London yesterday, Reda Hassaine said two Egyptian-born men known to have visited the Bly, Ore., ranch and are suspected of inspecting it as a possible terror-training camp are direct subordinates of the London-based Muslim radical Abu Hamza. The two men came to Hamza's mosque in 1998 directly from terror-training camps in Afghanistan, he said.Hamza, a London cleric who lost both hands and an...
  • Dropping the ball in Old Blighty

    03/07/2002 11:46:01 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2002 | Debra Saunders
    <p>In November, Spain indicted eight men connected to the al Qaeda terrorist network. Judge Baltasar Garzon said the men were "directly linked to the preparation and the carrying out of the attacks perpetrated by suicide pilots on September 11." The indictment described one Abu Qutadah of London as "the supreme leader at the European level of the mujahideen."</p>
  • Feds Arrest Al Qaeda Suspects With Plans to Poison Water Supplies on Them

    07/29/2002 6:23:58 PM PDT · by knak · 136 replies · 897+ views
    fox ^ | 7/29/02
    <p>WASHINGTON — Federal officials have arrested two Al Qaeda terror suspects in the U.S. with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>The first case involves James Ujaama, who surrendered to the FBI last week in Denver. Sources say they found documents about water poisoning among several other terrorism-related documents in his Denver residence.</p>
  • 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"...
  • Militant suspicions (letters to Ed: one in defense of Muslims to Seattle Times and one in rebuttal)

    07/22/2002 11:11:44 AM PDT · by SeattleTiger · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Seattle Times
    Militant suspicions Where's the connection? I am outraged by "Seattle militants investigated for possible ties to al-Qaida" (Local News, July 12). Your headline would imply there are dozens if not hundreds of Muslims plotting and planning to wreak havoc in Seattle. The article seemed long on allegations but woefully short on proof; healthy skepticism was non-existent. We would like to share just a few of our concerns with you and your readers: The mosque in the picture says, "Masjid Al-Taqwa" ("God-fearing Mosque"), not Dar-us Salaam. "(T)he Ultimate Jihad Challenge": What does that mean? It could be a struggle for the...