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  • Jihad in Frankfurt-The war that shall not be named claims two more victims

    03/03/2011 5:27:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-3-11 | Robert Spencer
    Like so many jihad plots and actual jihad attacks and attempted attacks these days, the jihad murder of two U.S. airmen and the wounding of two others outside the Frankfurt Airport in Germany Wednesday was initially dismissed as having nothing to do with terrorism. According to the German news agency DAPD, Boris Rhein, the interior minister for the German state of Hesse hurried to the airport and almost immediately declared that there were no indications that the shootings had been a terror attack. One wonders what actually would constitute a terrorist attack for such analysts. Would the murderer have to...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • French Claim Prisoner is Full of bin Laden Info

    02/15/2005 7:31:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    AFP via Yahoo, Singapore ^ | Monday February 11, 12:39 AM | NY Transfer News Collective
    Algerian radical spills beans on bin Laden "terror network" An Algerian Islamic radical arrested in France has proved a goldmine for investigators probing Osama bin Laden's militant network in Europe in the wake of the September 11 attacks, magistrates told AFP. French investigators now believe that after key testimonies from a handful of well placed members of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network the exiled Saudi extremist's secret organisation in Europe is unravelling fast. Since his arrest in Paris last Monday 27-year-old Yacine Aknouche has revealed his links with several al-Qaeda suspects including "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged "20th...
  • Jurors hear sheik's boasts of terror ties

    02/01/2005 9:41:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 491+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/1/05 | Michael Weissenstein - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Yemeni sheik accused of funding terrorist organizations boasted of his ties to Osama bin Laden and Palestinian militant leaders on surveillance tapes played Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. "He used to say that I'm his sheik," Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad said of bin Laden on the tapes secretly recorded in a German hotel room. "I used to teach him some of the Islamic laws," he added. Defense lawyers said al-Moayad made idle boasts to wheedle millions of dollars from an FBI informant posing as a militant Islamist. The informant had proposed giving al-Moayad $2.5 million...
  • Federal Court Jury Finds Sheik Guilty of Conspiracy and Financing Terrorism

    03/11/2005 5:54:36 PM PST · by 68skylark · 2 replies · 525+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    A Yemeni cleric who once said that Osama bin Laden had called him his sheik was convicted of financing terrorism yesterday in a federal court in New York City. The victory for the Justice Department came in one of the government's most visible terrorism-financing prosecutions, a case that had for a time appeared uncertain after the F.B.I.'s star informer set himself on fire outside the White House in November. Advertisement The sheik, Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad, a prominent Yemeni who once held a government post in his country, was convicted by a jury in Federal Court in Brooklyn of conspiracy...
  • Germans Arrest 3, Thwart "Imminent Threat"

    09/05/2007 12:05:48 AM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 3,710+ views
    AP via CBS News ^ | Sept. 5, 2007
    Three men have been arrested for planning attacks on Frankfurt's international airport and the U.S. military base in Ramstein, the German Defense Minister said Wednesday. "There was an imminent threat," Franz Josef Jung told Germany's ARD broadcaster. He declined to elaborate. Two of the suspects had German citizenship while the third was Pakistani, Germany's Sudwestrundfunk public broadcaster said. German federal prosecutors said they had arrested three suspected members of "an Islamic motivated terrorist organization." It was not immediately clear whether the three were suspected of having links to al Qaeda. Sudwestrundfunk said the men were arrested Tuesday evening and were...
  • Yemeni cleric suspected of raising terrorist funds in Brooklyn

    02/12/2004 3:50:47 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 2 replies · 627+ views
    NEW YORK - (KRT) - A prominent Yemeni cleric is suspected of raising money for terrorists at a Muslim charity and several mosques in Brooklyn, it was disclosed yesterday. An FBI agent pulled back the veil on a secret investigation of Sheikh Abdullah Satar at the trial of an associate who is charged with lying about the cleric's activities. The agent, Brian Murphy, said in Brooklyn Federal Court that Satar was under surveillance during a fund-raising swing through Brooklyn in early 2000. At the time, the feds were conducting an investigation into the financing of terrorist groups. After Satar -...
  • Behind Scenes, Informer's Path Led U.S. to 20 Terror Cases

    11/17/2004 9:28:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 817+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    The ruins of the World Trade Center were still burning when federal agents arrested two men at Kennedy Airport who were found with more than $140,000 hidden in cardboard boxes with honey jars bound for Yemen. For the agents, aware that terrorists were said to use honey shipments to hide money, that slender lead could not be ignored. If the world was suddenly different for everybody back then, in October 2001, with federal agents and prosecutors both properly alarmed and also under sudden pressure to make terrorism cases, they still relied on old techniques developed in generations of Mafia and...
  • Suspect's warning exposes English skills (al Qaeda Financeer)

    12/07/2004 4:24:11 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 3 replies · 630+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Yemeni sheik accused of funneling millions of dollars to terrorist networks warned U.S. agents that "Allah will bring storms" to America because of his arrest, according to newly filed court papers. Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad made the remark last year after a German court ordered him extradited to the United States to face charges that he helped finance al Qaeda and Hamas, prosecutors said in the documents filed in U.S. District Court. The statement — spoken in English to agents bringing al-Moayad from Frankfurt, Germany, to New York on Nov. 16, 2003 — counter defense...
  • Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas

    03/04/2003 3:51:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 March 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Mar. 5, 2003 Yemeni cleric charged with raising funds for Al Qaida and Hamas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK A Yemeni cleric detained in Germany bragged to an FBI informant that he supplied $20 million, recruits and weapons to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, US officials said Tuesday. Much of the money came from contributors in the United States, including worshippers at the Al Farouq mosque in New York, Attorney General John Ashcroft said in announcing charges against Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad. Amid an undercover operation, Al-Moayad "boasted that jihad...
  • The secret war against al-Qaeda

    02/10/2004 10:44:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 376+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Februari 10 2004 | Peter Taylor
    Intelligence agencies have had some success in tracking suspected al-Qaeda operatives. But the organisation is changing to continue its fight against the West. The West has never encountered an enemy like al-Qaeda before. The problem for the world's intelligence agencies is that it is not a unified organisation with an identifiable structure, like the IRA, but an amalgam of groups around the world whose members embrace Osama bin Laden's ideology of global jihad, or holy war. These Jihadi warriors share the belief that they have an obligation to fight the oppressors of their Muslim brothers, from Palestinians in the Middle...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....

    11/17/2003 1:16:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 671+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/03 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    <p>November 17, 2003 -- A Yemeni cleric who allegedly boasted of giving Osama bin Laden millions of dollars collected at a Brooklyn mosque could be hauled into federal court as soon as today, after more than 10 months spent fighting extradition from Germany, a law enforcement source said. Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad and his alleged assistant, Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court immediately upon their arrival in the U.S. on charges they gave material support to al Qaeda and Hamas.</p>
  • Suspect in Frankfurt terror trial tells court he spent six months in Afghanistan training camps

    09/17/2002 2:44:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 16 2002 | MELISSA EDDY
    FRANKFURT, Germany - One of four Algerians accused of plotting to blow up a French Christmas market told a German court Monday that he had spent six months in training camps in Afghanistan, and said he met two of the other defendants in neighboring Pakistan. In nearly four hours of questioning by Judge Karlheinz Zeiher, Salim Boukari said that on his journey back to Europe, he met co-defendants Aeurobi Beandalis and Fouhad Sabour in a guest house in Pakistan that was a base for people traveling to and from the Afghan camps. The three, along with fourth defendant Lamine Maroni,...