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  • 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 NEWS.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect fears torture after extradition order

    01/05/2006 9:53:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,106+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 06, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    A BRITISH al-Qaeda suspect told a judge who ordered his extradition to the United States on terror charges yesterday that he fears he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay and tortured. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat, who was brought up in Yorkshire, said that they would appeal against the ruling, which could delay any decision on his removal for many months. The FBI claims that the former street-market trader tried to set up a terrorist training camp in the backwoods of Oregon for US and British recruits before the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • British al-Qaeda suspect facing extradition to US

    08/08/2005 7:37:00 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 268+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/8/05 | Simon Freeman
    A British al-Qaeda suspect wanted in America for allegedly running a terror training camp today said that he was "baffled" by the claim as he opposed a White House demand for his extradition. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was arrested when he arrived back in Britain yesterday after being deported from Zambia. He was remanded in custody until August 11 following a hearing before Bow Street Magistrates, sitting at a secure complex within Belmarsh Prison. Mr Aswat now faces being extradited to the US after a warrant was issued accusing him of being involved in conspiring to...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 266 - Now Operations River Blitz; Matador--Day 161

    07/30/2005 4:12:02 PM PDT · by Gucho · 40 replies · 721+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 7/31/05
    British soldiers respond to the scene after an attack on a British consulate convoy in the southern Iraq city of Basra July 30, 2005. A British consulate convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday and two security guards were killed, a British consulate spokeswoman said. Karen McLuskie said the attack occurred at 9.30 a.m. (0530 GMT) as the convoy was passing through the port city. (Atef Hassan/Reuters)
  • Sources: Britain denied U.S. arrest request before bombings

    07/28/2005 1:16:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 714+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/28/05 | Kelli Arena and Justine Redman
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- British authorities denied a U.S. request to apprehend a man believed to have ties to the July 7 London bombings weeks before the deadly attacks, sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday.Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British-born citizen of Indian heritage, is in custody in Zambia, U.S. and Zambian officials told CNN. U.S. authorities wanted to capture Aswat, who was then in South Africa, and question him about a 1999 plot to establish a "jihad training camp" in Bly, Oregon. According to the sources, U.S. officials had Aswat under surveillance in South Africa weeks before the July...
  • Effort here to charge London suspect was blocked (Tax dollars at work)

    07/25/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 6 replies · 570+ views
    Seatle Times ^ | 7/25/05 | Mikey_1962
    The Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case. British authorities suspect Aswat of taking part in the July 7 London bombings, which killed 56 and prompted an intense worldwide manhunt for him. But long before he surfaced as a suspect there, federal prosecutors in Seattle wanted to seek a grand-jury indictment for his involvement in a failed attempt to set up a terrorist-training camp in Bly, Ore., in late 1999. In early 2000, Aswat lived for a couple...
  • U.S. Man Questioned About London Suspect [Ujaama, Seattle]

    07/22/2005 7:18:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 351+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/21/05 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...
  • Bomb suspect reportedly held in Africa ( key suspect in July 7 London bombings)

    07/28/2005 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Dog · 78 replies · 2,664+ views
    seattletimes.nwsource.com ^ | July 28 2005 | By Richard Serrano, Sebastian Rotella and Greg Miller
    NEW YORK — Zambian authorities have detained a man sought for questioning in this month's deadly London bombing plot, as well as for his alleged role in setting up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, U.S. officials said yesterday. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British citizen of Indian descent, piqued the interest of investigators when they discovered that about 20 calls had been placed from his cellphone to some of the men who set off bombs on London's
  • Britain seeks suspect from Oregon Case Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 11:40:57 AM PDT · by radar101 · 21 replies · 395+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | July 21, 2005 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...
  • Alleged London Bomber 'Idolised Bin Laden'

    07/21/2005 8:31:00 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 340+ views
    A suspected suicide bomber in the London attacks revered Osama bin Laden and was upset over the deaths of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir, a newspaper in Pakistan reported today. A day earlier, a Pakistan intelligence official said an “important” man suspected of links with the London attacks had been arrested in the eastern city of Lahore. The official did not name the suspect, nor provide details of his alleged role in the bombings. Authorities are investigating whether the suspects received training or other assistance from militants in Pakistan. The English-language Dawn newspaper quoted an uncle of Shahzad Tanweer,...
  • BRITON NAMED AS BOMB PLANNER; MET WITH BIN LADEN

    07/20/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies · 5,030+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | July 20, 2005
    <p>Terror investigators hunting the London bombing mastermind are to question a suspected Al Qaeda planner held in Pakistan.</p> <p>British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.</p> <p>Security sources in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, claim he had up to 20 telephone conversations with London bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. One of these is believed to have been just hours before the blasts.</p>
  • Ujaama will testify in New York about al-Qaida links

    06/01/2003 12:24:12 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 488+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 1, 2003 | Mike Carter
    Federal inmate James Ujaama, the former Seattle man who pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban, has been moved to New York to testify before a grand jury investigating a militant London cleric believed to be a top al-Qaida recruiter. Ujaama, 37, is the key witness in a criminal case federal prosecutors are building against Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former imam at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, said federal law-enforcement sources who agreed to speak only if they were not identified. A federal grand jury in Manhattan is investigating Abu Hamza's alleged efforts to help Ujaama and others set up...
  • U.S.: Cleric Tried to Start Terror Camp

    05/27/2004 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 69 replies · 231+ views
    AP ^ | 05/27/04 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    U.S.: Cleric Tried to Start Terror Camp 1 minute ago Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - A radical Muslim cleric, arrested Thursday in London, is accused in a U.S. indictment of trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon while providing aid to both al-Qaida and the Taliban. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 47, also is charged in the 11-count indictment with hostage-taking and conspiracy in connection with a December 1998 incident that left four tourists dead in Yemen. "Those who support our terrorist enemies anywhere in the world must...
  • 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,...