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  • Bergdahl's Attorney Wants Him to Receive POW Medal

    11/04/2017 12:18:44 PM PDT · by Godebert · 101 replies ^ | 11/3/17 | Richard Sisk
    The lead defense attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he wants him to receive the Prisoner of War medal. His civilian lawyer, Eugene Fidell, on Friday said his client should be recognized for the five years he spent in Taliban captivity after deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to an article by USA Today. "We have long felt he was entitled to the POW medal," Fidell said, the newspaper reported. It wasn't immediately clear whether Bergdahl's defense team plans to push for the award as part of the process to appeal his dishonorable discharge.
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011

    06/04/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don't understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn't have accidentally "wandered into" the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent). While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced...
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Justice Department on So-called ”Al Qaeda Seven”: We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag.....

    03/03/2010 2:13:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 672+ views
    ustice Department on So-called ”Al Qaeda Seven”: We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag People’s Names Through the Mud March 03, 2010 4:19 PM For several weeks, Republican lawmakers and a conservative group have been attacking the Justice Department for refusing to reveal the names of nine officials who have in some way advocated for or represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay. "The administration has made many highly questionable decisions when it comes to national security, " Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a recent statement, arguing that the public has “a right to know who advises the Attorney...
  • Young Female Islamist Denial- Muslima activist pleads ignorance about bigoted texts, terrorism

    07/10/2009 5:30:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 755+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-10-09 | Joe Kaufman
    Young Female Islamist Denial By: Joe Kaufman | Friday, July 10, 2009   Earlier this year, I wrote of a young female leader from the Muslim American Society (MAS), Mashal Azhar, and of the e-mails that she had sent me. She was upset at my group’s slogan, “Fighting Hate with Truth.” She had believed it was dishonest. She was mistaken. In the course of our correspondence, Azhar was unusually candid in describing her and her group’s goal of creating a new America and bringing her brand of Islam to the masses. Recently, I had the opportunity to communicate with...
  • American on terrorist charges has links with al Qa'eda, court told

    08/25/2009 7:35:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 353+ views
    THE ^ | Last Updated: August 24. 2009 10:31PM UAE | Marten Youssef, Courts and Justice Reporter
    SNIPPET: "ABU DHABI // A Lebanese American who faces terrorism charges is linked to al Qa’eda, the Federal Supreme Court was told yesterday. Naji Hamdan, 43, is charged with promoting terrorism, participating in the work of a terrorist organisation and funding a terrorist organisation. Details of the charges, all relating to alleged activity outside the UAE, emerged for the first time yesterday. A lawyer for the State Security Public Prosecution told the court: “Naji Hamdan is directly linked to Ansar al-Sunna and al Qa’eda members through electronic communication.” Ansar al-Sunna is a militant Sunni faction in Iraq connected to al...
  • Hamas: Obama doesn't represent change

    01/22/2009 11:23:42 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 765+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | The Jerusalem Post
    Hamas said Thursday that US President Barack Obama's position toward the Palestinians does not represent change and will lead to the same mistakes as his predecessor, shortly after the new leader made his first public comments on the Gaza crisis since his inauguration. Obama said the cease-fire that recently ended the three week Israeli offensive in Gaza can only hold if Hamas stops firing rockets, Israel completes its withdrawal from Gaza and the US and its allies support an anti-smuggling system that prevents the Palestinian group from rearming. Beirut-based Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan dismissed the new president's comments, saying "Obama...
  • Cabinet Passes Unilateral Ceasefire

    01/17/2009 1:00:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | Reported: 22:50 PM - Jan/17/09 | n/a
    ( The cabinet has voted to accept a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Two ministers voted against the proposal and one abstained from voting.
  • Bin Laden driver released from Guantanamo, headed home

    01/15/2009 9:54:18 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 9 replies · 521+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Jan. 13, 2009 | Carol Rosenberg
    The Pentagon early Tuesday morning sent Osama bin Laden's driver home to Yemen, a month before the first Guantanamo captive convicted of war crimes by a military jury completed his 66-month prison sentence. Salim Hamdan, 40, had been held prisoner by American forces for seven years. He was being returned to his homeland under a diplomatic deal that will have him finish his sentence in detention in his homeland, according to military sources familiar with the arrangement.
  • Yemen frees bin Laden driver after jail term ends

    01/11/2009 3:10:00 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 4 replies · 445+ views
    usdaily ^ | By Reuters
    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has freed Osama bin Laden's former driver after he served out his prison term following his return home from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in November, his lawyer said on Sunday. "Salim Hamdan was released on Thursday to live with his family in Sanaa," attorney Khaled al-Ansi told Reuters. He said Hamdan had signed a pledge not to commit any violent acts.
  • Bin Laden's Driver Transferred

    11/25/2008 7:26:39 PM PST · by jim-x · 9 replies · 489+ views
    DoD News Release ^ | 25 November 2008 | U.S. Department of Defense
    The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Salim Hamdan from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen.
  • Alleged Bin Laden Driver Headed for Yemen [Serve Out Sentence in Home Country......]

    11/24/2008 6:22:39 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Alleged Bin Laden Driver Headed for Yemen Convicted Gitmo Detainee to Serve Out Sentence in Home Country By LUIS MARTINEZ WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2008— Convicted Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan will soon be extradited to his home country of Yemen to serve out the remainder of the five-month term imposed by a military commission this summer for his material support of terrorism, ABC News has learned. At year's end, when his sentence is over, it will be up to Yemen to decide what, if any, restrictions on his freedom will be imposed, a senior defense official told ABC News. The man,...
  • Osama Bin Laden's driver Salim Hamdan leaving Guantanamo Bay - report

    11/24/2008 6:20:46 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 588+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 November 2008
    OSAMA bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan will be transferred out of Guantanamo Bay to Yemen, CNN has reported citing unnamed US sources. A jury of six US military officers at a Guantanamo terrorism trial in August sentenced Hamdan to five years and six months in prison for supporting terrorism - which taking into account time served, amounted to only an additional five months. The Pentagon refused to confirm the report. "In general we don't talk about transfers until they are completed," Pentagon spokesman Mark Ballesteros said. Hamdan, a native of Yemen and about 40 years old, was picked up...
  • Deroy Murdock: Gitmo's Wrist-Slap Justice: No Way to Fight War on Terror

    08/18/2008 5:39:07 AM PDT · by kellynla · 2 replies · 193+ views ^ | 08/18/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Five months in jail for driving Mr. bin Laden? Only in America! Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden’s former chauffeur, recently won an appallingly light sentence for aiding al-Qaeda. Hamdan’s apologists call him a hapless, innocent motorist. If so, anyone steering a bank-job getaway car is “just a driver.” Hamdan is no naïf. He is a camp-trained al-Qaeda member who a Guantanamo military tribunal convicted of giving “material support” to America’s chief enemy in the War on Terror. Hamdan transported weapons (including two shoulder-launched missiles with which he was caught), drove and hid bin Laden, and guarded this mass murderer with...
  • Mr. Hamdan, We're Ready For Your Closeup [George Clooney’s production company has just purchased]

    08/17/2008 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 183+ views
    Mr. Hamdan, We're Ready For Your Closeup Aug. 17, 2008(CBS) Attorney Andrew Cohen analyzes legal issues for CBS News and course George Clooney’s production company has just purchased the rights to a book written about Salim Hamdan, the most famous mechanic and driver in the history of the world. The sensitive star knows a good story when he sees one, and Hamdan’s story (the final chapters of which have yet to be written) over the past six years surely ranks as one of the best of the decade. Hamdan drove Osama bin Laden for a while (imaging having that...

    08/15/2008 11:32:34 AM PDT · by Righting · 129+ views
    Obama The Danger! ^ | August, 2008
    THE DISGUSTING ['APPEASEMENT'] SONG BY NPRAugust 11, 2008 What is it about the bad guys that provoke "compassion" from NPR type of journalists? Regarding the case against Bin Laden's driver: Salim Hamdan, though only having a short time to serve under the current verdict, he still might be held indefinitely according the Bush's administration as an 'enemy combatant', John Mcchesni of NPR 'lamented' that the jury will be very disappointed if that happens. Juror Questions U.S. Pursuit Of Salim Hamdan : NPR's John McChesney has this exclusive interview ... Rhetorical question, Does Mr. Michesni think that these type of...
  • Russia, China and Gitmo: A Contrast in Human Rights

    08/14/2008 4:30:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 159+ views ^ | August 14, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week saw three human rights episodes play out in Russia, China and the United States. These events show us how America stacks up against the rest of the world. This past week the world saw the resurgent danger of the old Soviet Union in the modern Russian Federation. Russian military forces invaded the sovereign neighboring nation of Georgia. Although Russia claims to be aiding people in the disputed Georgian province of South Ossetia, the reality is that covert Russian agents have been fomenting upheaval, and Russia had been moving forces into place for this invasion. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin...
  • Infidel George Clooney Wants to Make Osama’s Driver a Star

    08/12/2008 7:49:04 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Jossip ^ | Aug 12, 2008 | David Hauslaib
    Salim Hamdan was just sentenced to five and half years for chauffeuring Osama bin Laden through McDonald’s drive-thrus, or whatever the Afghani equivalent is, while he plotted the 9/11 attacks. Hamdan has been holed up in Guantanamo Bay for over five years without a trial, so he’s actually eligible for release in five months, although Bush & Co. have threatened to hold him indefinitely after he has served him time. The media has been all over the story because 1) Not every programming minute can be filled by the Olympics; and 2) It potentially sets a precedent for suspected terrorists...