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  • Shooting at LA airport El Al counter ruled terrorist act

    04/12/2003 4:07:33 AM PDT · by John W · 31 replies · 308+ views
    AP via ^ | April 12,2003 | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - An Egyptian immigrant's deadly attack on an Israeli airline ticket counter last year has been ruled a terrorist attack related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an FBI spokesman said Friday. "Given his political views and the fact that El Al is an Israeli government-owned airline, that met the criteria for a terrorist attack," said Matthew McLaughlin, a spokesman for the Los Angeles field office of the FBI. Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport's El Al ticket counter on July 4 last year, killing two people before being shot dead by an airline security...
  • Egypt’s Islamic Group Calls for Jihad to Force Sharia into Constitution

    10/14/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    blaze ^ | October 14, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    Egypt’s al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya – or Islamic Group – is warning it could use violence as a means to ensure Sharia law is adopted in the latest draft of the country’s constitution and is calling on Egyptians to wage “jihad and fight in support of Sharia.” This call was made by Mohamed Salah, the leader of the group which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s spiritual leader was the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman who is imprisoned in the U.S. for his role in blowing up the World Trade Center in New York in February 1993 and for plotting...
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik

    04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 21, 2011
    CAIRO – Hundreds...have staged a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to demand the release of an Egyptian cleric imprisoned in the United States for plots to blow up New York City landmarks. Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prison after a 1995 conviction for his advisory role in conspiracies to blow up the United Nations and several New York bridges and tunnels. ....Thursday, protesters near the heavily fortified embassy held banners reading "freedom for our sheik" and chanted slogans and held prayers. The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who...
  • Sebastian Junger on Afghanistan’s Slain Rebel Leader Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/08/2003 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 517+ views
    National Geographic ^ | October 2001
    The Perfect Storm author spent a month with anti-Taliban warrior Ahmad Shah Massoud in 2000. Now he offers his reaction to the recent murder of the Northern Alliance leader—and the subsequent attacks on the U.S. In November 2000 [National Geographic] Adventure sent contributing editor Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Reza (see photo gallery) to profile Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The resulting article (read an excerpt) appeared in our March/April 2001 issue and has just been reprinted in Fire, a collection of Junger’s journalistic work. ________________________________________________________ On September 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud. Two days later the U.S. was...
  • Son of 'Blind Sheikh' Threatens US Embassy Employees (Egypt)

    07/27/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    The son of Omar Abdel Rahman, a Jama’a al-Islamiya leader known as the “Blind Sheikh” who was convicted of terrorism charges in the US in 1995, threatened to organize a protest at the US Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside. Abdallah Abdel Rahman’s threat came during a press conference organized by the sheikh’s family near the highly fortified American embassy compound on Thursday evening. Abdel Rahman demanded that President Mohamed Morsy intervene for the release of his father as he did in the case of Egyptian journalist Shaimaa Adel who was detained for nearly two weeks for covering...
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri betrayed Osama: Saudi paper

    05/06/2011 3:43:01 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 19 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | may 6, 2011 | N/A
    "The Egyptian faction of al-Qaeda led by Zawahiri was defacto running the militant group, after bin Laden was taken ill in 2004 and they were trying to take full control," the paper said.
  • Islamist Leader: Egypt Revolution Achieved the Impossible (93 WTC Bomb Leader)

    04/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Al Masry Al Young Youm English Edition ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Mounir Adib
    Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.” His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint." He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone. He also said that his father was...
  • Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)

    11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies · 3,392+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/17/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case that originated in Minnesota to begin serving her prison sentence. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan today also upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction, which was based in part on illegally aiding her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, during a visit with him at the federal prison in Rochester, Minn., in May 2000. She was convicted of smuggling messages between Abdel-Rahman and a terrorist group. Stewart was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison.
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • Terrorist Lawyer

    09/23/2002 8:44:23 AM PDT · by adam stevens · 3 replies · 293+ views ^ | September 23, 2002 | George Packer
    Terrorist LawyerBy George PackerThe New York Times | September 23, 2002 One Saturday morning in November 1994, Ramsey Clark, attorney general under President Johnson and more recently a spokesman for radical Arab causes, met in his Manhattan office with a criminal defense lawyer named Lynne Stewart. Clark wanted Stewart to take on a new client -- Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric and the spiritual leader of the worldwide jihad movement, whose most recent address before the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a fourth-floor apartment in Jersey City. The sheik was about to go on trial for directing a...
  • Egyptian accused of plotting to kill Afghan northern alliance leader freed, re-arrested

    05/16/2002 11:32:00 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 2 replies · 278+ views
    New Jersey Online (AP) ^ | May 16, 2002 | JILL LAWLESS
    <p>LONDON (AP) -- An Egyptian man accused of conspiring to assassinate an Afghan northern alliance leader was freed Thursday after a terrorist charge against him was dismissed -- but was immediately re-arrested on an extradition warrant from the United States.</p>
  • Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says

    10/21/2006 10:52:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,706+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2006 |
    October 21, 2006 Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says By JULIA PRESTON He was known as Juror 8, for the jury box chair where he listened silently for more than six months as the convoluted evidence unfolded in the trial of Lynne F. Stewart, the radical defense lawyer accused of aiding Islamic terrorism. The jurors argued behind closed doors in Federal District Court in Manhattan for another month before they finally agreed to convict Ms. Stewart on all five charges she faced for smuggling messages out of prison from her terrorist client, Sheik Omar...
  • RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY (Church rally for Lynne Stewart)

    10/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 765+ views ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | CHARLES E.F. MILLARD
    RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY By CHARLES E.F. MILLARD October 18, 2006 -- In the uproar over Monday's outrageously soft sentence for terror-aiding lawyer Lynne Stewart, Riverside Church seems to be distancing itself from the despicable rally it hosted in her support Sunday. Stewart was convicted by a jury of her peers. The uncontested facts were that she had smuggled messages from convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the blind sheik") to his followers in the Islamic world. Those messages directed his followers in the terror group Gama'a Islamiyya to end their cease-fire with the Egyptian government and begin killing Rahman's enemies. Rahman,...
  • Democrat Meeting features Terror Suspect as Keynote Speaker (my title)

    11/21/2003 3:52:08 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Staten Island Democratic Association's meeting this week featured "guest of honor" criminal defense lawyer Lynne Stewart, a former Islander who is facing charges of terrorism. Ms. Stewart keynote address updated the group on the government's case against her. Ms. Stewart, a former Stapleton resident who graduated from Wagner College, was arrested in 2002 for allegedly providing material support for terrorism, among other charges. New charges have just been filed against Ms. Stewart charging her with conspiracy to commit terrorism by using convicted World Trade Center bomber Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman as "personnel" to carry out her acts. Additionally, she is...
  • FBI & Probers Targeted / Say terror sheik's Staten I. aide found (Agents) homes

    04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 74 replies · 732+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/23/02 | GREG B. SMITH
    A Staten Island mailman who was a follower of the blind terror sheik tracked down confidential addresses of FBI agents and prosecutors pursuing Al Qaeda, according to court records and federal sources. Ahmed Sattar, described by federal prosecutors as a point man for a major terror group in America, was spotted by one federal agent near his home. The agent moved his family from the area.Sattar also was put on the federal payroll, receiving thousands of dollars to be a paralegal for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman during his 1995 terror trial, government officials said.Even though federal investigators became suspicious of...
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 28 Months (Lynne Stewart)

    10/16/2006 11:33:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 292 replies · 7,832+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/16/06
    NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison in federal court in Manhattan Monday. She was convicted of providing support to terrorists by helping a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. Before sentencing, her lawyer told the judge that any prison sentence for Stewart would be a death sentence because of her serious health problems. Stewart pleaded with the judge to allow her to live out the rest of her life "productively, lovingly, righteously.'' Assistant US Attorney Andrew Dember rejected defense suggestions that Stewart's conduct was judged differently after9-11. "This case...
  • Probe of Muslims intensifies

    08/25/2003 1:50:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/25/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A task force of federal agents has ratcheted up a two-year-old antiterrorism investigation aimed at several Virginia-based Islamic charities suspected of diverting millions of dollars to terror network al Qaeda and other militant radicals.</p> <p>Led by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI, the task-force probe has targeted a number of people tied to several private companies and interrelated Islamic charities operating out of business fronts in Herndon and Falls Church.</p>
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Lynne Stewart's Just Desserts

    02/12/2005 10:39:15 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 19 replies · 1,097+ views ^ | February 11, 2005 | FrontPageMagazine
    American jurisprudence and homeland security aligned yesterday, as a jury of her peers found terrorist lawyer-cum-facilitator Lynne Stewart guilty of aiding international Islamist murderers. After 13 days of deliberation, the federal jury found Stewart and her two co-defendants guilty on all counts, including providing material support to terrorism, conspiracy, and defrauding the government. The saga began in 1995, when Stewart defended and befriended “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In the ensuring years, Stewart – with the aid of co-defendants Ahmed Abdel Sattar and Mohamed Yousry – illegally passed on fatwas...
  • Tracing Militants on a Staten Island Phone [sed 's/Militants/Terrorists/g', Lynne Stewart trial]

    10/02/2004 1:21:19 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 2 replies · 437+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 2, 2004 | JULIA PRESTON
    For the last three months, the defendant who has drawn the most attention in a terror trial under way in Manhattan federal court is Lynne F. Stewart, who made a name as a defense lawyer for suspects accused of terrorism. But as the prosecutors' case has unfolded, most of the evidence about the international conspiracy they hope to prove has centered on a defendant who sits silently beside her, Ahmed Abdel Sattar. A Staten Island postal worker and a Muslim, Mr. Sattar served as a paralegal aide for Ms. Stewart in the 1995 trial of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the...
  • Islamic Group Congratulates McKinney on Primary Win

    07/23/2004 3:57:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 2,704+ views ^ | 7/23/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - The Council on American-Islamic Relations is congratulating former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney for winning her primary race in Georgia's 4th congressional district. McKinney beat five other Democrats on Tuesday, with enough votes to avoid a runoff, and as CAIR noted, she is favored to win her old seat back in November. CAIR calls McKinney "a consistent friend of the American Muslim community and a strong advocate for issues of concern to Muslims, particularly the promotion of social justice and the defense of civil liberties." Her pro-Palestinian views have not gone over well with Jewish voters, however. McKinney made...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • New Zealand bans Islamic group, 25 individuals

    03/03/2004 12:56:37 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 148+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | March 03 2004 | AFP
    New Zealand has formally outlawed as terrorists an organisation and 25 individuals with alleged links to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network, including Indian gangster Dawood Ibrahim. While neither the group nor the individuals had current links to New Zealand, Prime Minister Helen Clark says the move "will serve to deter New Zealanders from becoming inadvertently involved in their activities". The organisation named was Djamat Houmat Daawa Salafia, which Ms Clark described as a splinter group from the Armed Islamic Group with links to Al Qaeda. She said it was "well organised and equipped with military material, having engaged in...
  • Islamic group funded terror from Ontario: CIA (Saudi aid organization)

    08/22/2003 9:50:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 189+ views
    National Post ^ | August 22 2003 | Stewart Bell
    A U.S. intelligence report claims a Saudi humanitarian organization that operates in Canada has funded "militant training camps," shipped weapons to Afghanistan and had ties to Osama bin Laden. The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) is named in the 1996 document as one of 15 organizations that "employ members or otherwise facilitate the activities of terrorist groups in Bosnia." The document ties the group, which has an office in Ontario, to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, a man convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and plots to kill the Pope and attack U.S. airliners. "The majority of Hamas...
  • Russia holds banned Islamic group members (Hizb-ut-Tahrir)

    06/10/2003 9:41:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 174+ views
    China Daily ^ | June 10 2003
    Russia's security service said Monday that it had detained 55 members of a banned secretive Islamic group, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, and confiscated weapons and explosives from them. The activists detained in Moscow on Friday were citizen of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, two former Soviet republics in Central Asia, a spokesman for the Federal Security Service, or FSB, said The FSB spokesman, who spoke on customary anonymity, said the authorities had confiscated 500 grams of plastic explosives and several hand grenades from two of the detained members of the group. He refused to provide details about the detention. Hizb-ut-Tahrir, or the Liberation Party, is...
  • German crackdown on Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir

    04/10/2003 2:37:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 182+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | April 10 2003
    Police in Germany have raided 80 buildings across the country in a nationwide operation against suspected members of a banned Islamic group. A statement from the Interior Ministry said the police seized computers, bank account details and other documents, but no arrests have been reported. The action is aimed at suspected members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamist group banned in January. It was the third Islamic group to be banned in Germany following the introduction of anti-terror legislation adopted after the 11 September attacks. German Interior Minister Otto Schily has accused Hizb ut-Tahrir of promoting anti-Semitism and the killing of...
  • Germany Imposes Ban on Islamic Group

    01/15/2003 2:41:46 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 514+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | GEIR MOULSON/AP
    BERLIN - Germany's top security official on Wednesday outlawed an Islamic organization, Hizb ut-Tahrir, which he accused of extremism and spreading anti-Semitic propaganda in universities. Interior Minister Otto Schily said premises across the country had been searched overnight in connection with the ban. He did not comment on the outcome, but his ministry said that 25 buildings were searched. "The organization is distinguished by the fact that it is active in universities with anti-Semitic slogans," Schily told Germany's ARD television, adding that the group — whose name translates as the Liberation party — had long been under observation by German...
  • 'Sleeper Cells' in Singapore Show Al Qaeda's Long Reach

    01/25/2002 5:47:38 PM PST · by sarcasm · 4 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2002 | RAYMOND BONNER with SETH MYDANS
    INGAPORE, Jan. 25 — Shortly after the United States began bombing Afghanistan on Oct. 7, a 30-year- old Indonesian traveling on a false Filipino passport slipped into this tightly controlled city-state carrying a plan to strike back at America. His mission, investigators say, was to activate a "sleeper cell" of Islamic militants who had long been waiting for a call from Al Qaeda's leaders in Afghanistan. This group, which had been loosely organized for eight years, began planning to blow up the embassies of the United States, Israel, Australia and Britain, the investigators say. The plot was foiled when 13 ...
  • Al-Qaeda goes South East

    10/14/2002 3:00:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Jane's ^ | October 14 2002 | A. Brownfeld
    A new diaspora of Al-Qaeda have taken refuge in South East Asia, working in small cells using political unrest as cover. While attention in Washington continues to be focused on Saddam Hussein and Iraq, the war on terrorism is far from over and has entered a new phase. US intelligence officials say Al-Qaeda operatives who found refuge in Pakistan are regrouping and moving back into Afghanistan less than a year after a successful US military campaign forced them to flee their one-time sanctuary by the thousands. Officials say the movement back into Afghanistan is still relatively small and many who...
  • Judge sets 2003 trial date for attorney accused of helping jailed cleric direct terrorism

    10/03/2002 9:36:40 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 342+ views
    AP WorldStream via COMTEX ^ | Oct 04, 2002 | AP
    NEW YORK, Oct 04, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A Manhattan attorney accused of helping a jailed Egyptian cleric direct terrorism will not go on trial until late next year, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl on Thursday set a trial date of Oct. 7, 2003, for Lynne Stewart and co-defendants Mohammed Yousry, an Arabic translator, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, a U.S. postal worker. The judge considered setting a Sept. 16, 2003, trial date until Stewart's lawyer objected, arguing it fell too near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "The risk to a fair trial...
  • Religious enlightenment could contain Islamic terrorism

    07/17/2002 3:01:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 389+ views
    The Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | July 17 2002 | Kazuhiko Fujiwara
    While the United States keeps up the fight against terrorism--a military operation to contain Islamic terrorism it has undertaken since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil--the Islamic Group, a major Egypt-based group founded on extremist Islamic fundamentalism, recently has made open self-criticisms and apologized to the Egyptian public for its past deeds. The extremist group led an aggressive antigovernment terrorism campaign in the 1990s, culminating in a November 1997 attack in Luxor, southern Egypt, in which group members shot or hacked to death 58 foreign tourists, including 10 Japanese. Owing to its fanatical views, the group had long...
  • Egyptian linked to Luxor massacre group arrested

    04/15/2002 10:00:26 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Ananova ^ | 16th April 2002 | Ananova
    Brazilian police have arrested a man believed to be a member of the terrorist group that killed 58 foreign tourists, including six Britons, in Luxor, Egypt in 1997. Mohammed Ali al-Mahdi Ibrahim Soliman was arrested in front of his house in the city of Foz de Iguacu, 510 miles south west of Sao Paulo. The Supreme Court had ordered Soliman's arrest after receiving a request from Egypt for his extradition to face charges of terrorism. The head of the federal police office in Foz de Iguacu, Joaquim Mesquita told the Agencia Folha news agency that Soliman was a member of...