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  • Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

    07/24/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday. “We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.
  • Reston, VA Woman Among 3 Arrested for Funding Terrorist Group

    07/23/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT · by cocomac · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A Reston, Virginia resident is among three that have been arrested for funding an overseas terrorist group that partners with al-Qa'ida, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The suspects are accused of providing material support including money to al-Shabaab, a "designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia," DOJ officials said in a statement. In addition to the three arrested, officials said there are two more suspects being sought in Kenya and Somalia. Officials on Wednesday arrested Muna Osman Jama, 34, in her home in Reston. Also arrested were Hinda...
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • Crippling the US Without Firing a Shot: The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    07/18/2014 3:36:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/17/14 | Chris Martenson
    When the power goes out, everything just stops. For residential users, even a few hours begins to intrude heavily as melting freezers, dying cell phones, and the awkward realization that we don’t remember how to play board games nudge us out of our comfort zone. However, those are just small inconveniences. For industrial and other heavy users, the impact of even a relatively short outage can be expensive or even ghastly. Hospitals and people on life-assisting machinery are especially vulnerable. Without power, aluminum smelters face the prospect of the molten ore solidifying in the channels from which it must be...
  • Seattle Muslim Targets and Murders Homosexuals

    07/03/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 3 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Ali Muhammad Brown was charged with executing two gay men in Seattle. Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into an Islamic group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas. This devout Muslim is also a registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, the same age as Aisha when Muhammad married her. He was previously prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a sleeper cell thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism funding organization. “One prominent member of the group is thought to have been killed waging jihad in Somalia after fleeing prosecution in the...
  • Obama adviser reasserts U.S. is 'Islamic country'-also touts rise of 'Caliphate' (Traitors)

    06/30/2014 5:12:13 PM PDT · by equalator · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 6-29-3013 | Drew Zahn
    “I said America was an Islamic country not a Muslim country. Pls study up on the difference b4 attacking me.” Elibiary penned an op-ed stating that everyone should read Sayyid Qutb, a man widely seen as the founder of radical Islamic groups like al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. Elibiary wrote, “I’d recommend everyone read Qutb, but read him with an eye to improving America not just to be jealous with malice in our hearts.”
  • Texas: Man told to take down his US flag, as it’s “a threat towards the Muslim community”

    06/19/2014 6:07:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    It’s a time-honored principle: when in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. This is the kind of thing that only happens in nations that have lost their confidence and their way, are vulnerable to any action of their enemies, and in imminent danger of destruction. “Man says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community,’” by Alice Barr, KHOU 11 News, June 18, 2014 (thanks to Robert): WEBSTER, Texas — A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him...
  • Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?

    06/16/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | Jun 16 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad. As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - which has already captured the cities of Tikrit and Mosul and is threatening to take the capital city as well - grows in strength and numbers, will it pose an immediate threat to the United States homeland as well? Experts say the group's increasing power and reach is concerning, though it's not entirely clear when they might be...
  • Greenfield: Muslimsplaining Islamic Terrorism Away

    06/04/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 03, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Muslimsplaining Islamic Terrorism Away Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog As bloody bodies and smoke rise into the air after a cry of Allahu Akbar and a bomb detonation, each Muslim terrorist attack is followed by "Muslimsplaining" why the latest act of Islamic violence had nothing to do with Islam. Sometimes the Muslimsplainers are Muslims. Often they aren't even Muslims. When Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group aligned with Al Qaeda, kidnapped Nigerian girls, the media's Muslimsplainers sprang into action to explain why it had nothing to do with Islam. Time featured "5...
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual...
  • FBI: Somalis leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria

    06/03/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | KMSP
    The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria. Investigators believe Somalis who left to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism. The FBI asking the Somali community in the Twin Cities for more information on anyone who may have left to fight overseas. If you know anyone who is planning to and/or has traveled to a foreign country for armed combat or who is being recruited for such activities, please contact www.fbi.gov/fttips or call (763) 569-8020. All information will be kept completely...
  • Man charged in high-profile murder held without bond on fraud charges (2012 murdered critic of Iran)

    05/29/2014 6:18:24 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 5 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | Published On: May 27 2014 12:44:09 PM CDT Updated On: May 28 2014 07:30:10 AM CDT | Joel Eisenbaum, Jace Larson
    HOUSTON - A Jordanian-born man facing state charges for the shooting death of an Iranian student and women's rights activist has been ordered held without bond on federal fraud charges for what authorities say was his involvement in a benefits scheme. ...Nadia Irsan, her father, Ali Irsan, and his wife were arrested last week at their home in Conroe on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., theft of public money and benefits fraud. ...Ali Irsan, 56, also has been indicted in Houston for the slaying of Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Investigators say Ali Irsan shot and killed Bagherzadeh outside her Galleria-area...
  • ( Muslim ) Texas man indicted for 2012 murder of Iranian activist

    05/24/2014 6:25:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 23, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 56, was indicted for the 2012 murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a medical student and outspoken Iranian activist, whom he allegedly blamed for influencing his daughter to marry a man without his permission. A Texas man was indicted for the killing of a medical student and outspoken Iranian activist whom he allegedly blamed for influencing his daughter to marry without his permission. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 56, was being held in federal custody after a grand jury indicted him Thursday for shooting Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, outside her parents’ Galleria townhouse in January 2012 ... Irsan was allegedly angry that...
  • PHILLIPS: The next 9/11 is coming

    05/28/2014 12:54:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    The next 9/11 is coming. It is no longer a matter of if, but only when and where. We can thank the Obama regime for the next 9/11. Why is the regime to blame? It is a series of policies the regime has engaged in that guarantee the next 9/11 will come. The next 9/11 will not be an attack by a weapon of mass destruction. The Jihadists don’t need to go to the trouble of obtaining a WMD. Sheryl Attkinson, the former CBS reporter laid out the story on May 24 that will lead to the next 9/11. In...
  • CNN: Fort Hood Shooter "Under-treated post traumatic stress"

    05/28/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by golux · 23 replies
    CNN | 5.28.14 | CNN Morning Show
    Just a howler. Introducing a segment on mental illness (and shootings,) the CNN host diagnosed the Fort Hood shooter (whose name he left out) as suffering from "Under-treated post traumatic stress."
  • Arab Winter Comes to America

    05/05/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 5, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Robert Spencer will be speaking at the Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles on Monday, May 12, 2014. For more info, click here. It may be warm outside now, but from colder hearts a winter blizzard is blowing. These cold hearts are frozen in the endless winter of Islam that leaves them empty of mercy for even their own daughters. The title of Robert Spencer’s new book, “Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In” may reference the now infamous Arab Spring, but its focus is more on domestic policy than on foreign policy....
  • New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit

    04/15/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:14 ET New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say. The squad had been the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past, and drew ire from civil rights groups. It is also said to have sowed Muslim mistrust for law enforcement. "This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between...
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 24 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Boston University Caves to Islamic Supremacist Demands

    02/15/2014 6:44:27 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 32 replies
    Creeping Sharia [blog] ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | creeping
    via OUR LIBRARY CAVED IN :: Reader comments at Daniel Pipes. h/t Atlas Shrugs who writes, “Remember this is Boston, as in the Boston Marathon bombing.” Submitted by Anne (United States), Feb 10, 2014 at 14:00 I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or “importance”. Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn’t given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom. Library staff were then ordered to shift...
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • Susan Rice: No Successful Attacks on U.S. Homeland Since 9/11

    12/23/2013 4:11:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    From 60 Minutes last night: Susan Rice: Lesley, it’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.
  • JIHAD IN AMERICA: THE GRAND DECEPTION Coming to Movie Theatres October 25

    10/21/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    After a successful run in recent film festivals, including award honors in Beverly Hills, Myrtle Beach and New York City, "Jihad in America: The Grand Deception" releases theatrically. Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), the film's creators, have teamed up with New World Cinemas distribution for Grand Deception's theatrical release, beginning October 25, 2013 in four New York City locations.
  • [LI] Brentwood man Marcos Alonso Zea pleads not guilty to terror charges (AQAP)

    10/19/2013 4:18:31 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Newsday ^ | 10/18/2013 | ROBERT E. KESSLER AND BART JONES
    A Brentwood man was arrested Friday by FBI agents for attempting to join a branch of al-Qaida in Yemen, as well as for conspiring with a previously arrested Babylon man to wage "violent jihad," officials said. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Central Islip to a five-count indictment accusing him of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The other three counts, to which Zea also pleaded not guilty, involved obstruction of justice and attempted obstruction of justice in an effort to conceal his terrorist activities,...
  • Could the Kenya attack happen here? It did

    10/13/2013 9:41:10 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Oct 13 | Paul Sperry
    After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried. CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.” News flash: it did. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others,...
  • Fort Hood trial cost government about $5 million

    10/05/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2013 1:57 PM EDT
    Records show the U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to court-martial and convict an Army psychiatrist in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. … Records also show that in the months before his trial, Army helicopters ferried Hasan from the Bell County Jail to Fort Hood so he could work on his defense in his private office at a cost of more than $194,000. …
  • U.S. Malls on Alert After Al-Shabab Assault in Nairobi

    09/24/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2013 | Miranda Green and Eli Lake
    The Department of Homeland Security is urging shopping malls in the United States to increase security in the aftermath of the carnage wrought by al Qaeda’s Somalia affiliate over the weekend in Nairobi. Malachy Kavanagh, a spokesman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, told The Daily Beast on Monday that the department contacted shopping malls Sunday to check on the precautions they were taking against mass shooters. U.S. intelligence officials say there is no specific threat information suggesting that al Qaeda is planning a similar kind of mass shooting in American shopping malls. Nonetheless, security experts worry about copycats....
  • Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside US [Obama's "allies" in Syria]

    09/13/2013 6:21:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 85 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | 13 sep 13 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    Al-Qaida's leader on Friday marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by calling on Muslims to strike inside the United States, with big attacks or small, using any opportunity they can to "bleed" America financially. In an audio message released two days after the 12th anniversary of the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said America is not a "mythic power" and that the mujahedeen - Islamic holy warriors - can defeat it with attacks "on its own soil." Al-Zawahri, the successor to Osama bin Laden, used the anniversary to argue that the United States can be defeated by targeting its...
  • CIA finds 1 in 5 flagged job applicants come from Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda

    09/02/2013 5:02:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An estimated one-fifth of a subset of all applicants for Central Intelligence Agency positions had significant ties to the terror groups Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda, a newly released document from NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s collection revealed Monday. The document — released by Mr. Snowden as part of his National Security Agency intelligence dump — said the terrorist groups worked hard to infiltrate America’s top security agencies. CIA officials uncovered thousands of applicants, roughly one in five of a subset, with “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” the document states, as Ynet News reported. The specifics of those ties were...
  • NYPD Designates Mosques as Terrorism Organizations

    08/28/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | Aug. 28, 2013 | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/08/28/nypd-designates-mosques-as-terrorism-organizations/#ixzz2dH35MYzO
  • Million Muslim March Planned in DC on Anniversary of 9-11

    08/15/2013 5:37:47 AM PDT · by 70times7 · 69 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | 15 Aug 2013, 4:00 AM PDT | Larry O'Connor
    A group called The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is planning a one million Muslims march to Washington D.C. on September 11th. The timing of the group's march is seen by many as tasteless (to say the least) considering it is scheduled for the anniversary of the worst domestic massacre in American history perpetrated in the name of Islam. AMPAC ups the tasteless quotient by issuing "demands" for the American government
  • Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?

    08/15/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 140 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | August 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee elementary school banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork, but eventually lifted the ban after parents complained. Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year and it specifically banned anything that comes from a pig.snacklist “No meats containing pork,” read the memorandum. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.” Kids could nosh on raw vegetables without dips or sauces, fresh fruit, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn – but no ribs...
  • Man who killed Ace hardware employee was on "mission from Allah," deputy DA says

    08/10/2013 12:48:47 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 30 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 08/06/2013 02:58:49 PM PDT | Malaika Fraika
    RICHMOND -- A 34-year-old Sacramento man who went to an El Sobrante hardware store on a "mission from Allah to help people" before fatally stabbing an employee 17 times was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday, prosecutors say. Daymond Agnew, charged with murder with use of a knife in Sunday's slaying of 49-year-old Daniel Joseph Stone, of Pinole, at Oliver's Ace Hardware, did not enter a plea and was ordered to return to the Richmond courthouse on Aug. 13 with a public defender.
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • VIP Treatment: Accused Fort Hood Shooter Gets Daily Helicopter Rides

    08/04/2013 9:18:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 119 replies
    NBC DFW Channel 5 ^ | 8/4/2013 | By Scott Friedman |
    <p>NBC-DFW Channel 5 in Dallas just aired an exclusive bombshell report on Maj. Nidal Hasan that he receives a VIP military helicopter trip every day to and from the jail so he can use facilities to research and study resources on the military base. They also said that a special Sheriff has been hired to stand 12 hours a day watching Hasan at the jail when he is returned to his cell at the county jail.</p>
  • Police in Colorado warn of self-described Islamist jihadist (going after Catholics & Mormons)

    08/03/2013 1:27:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2013
    <p>FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Police in Fort Collins, Colo., are alerting religious organizations to a self-described "Islamist jihadist" who is threatening the demise of Mormons and Catholics at sites across Arizona and Colorado.</p>
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • Rolling Stone’s strange, dreamy cover of terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    07/17/2013 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s interesting, and infuriating. We’ve already seen the rise of what Twitchy calls the “Jaharem” of admirers of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in custody since murdering a police officer and engaging in a firefight with law enforcement, then hiding and bleeding in a boat the rest of the day until he was discovered. Now Rolling Stone offers a profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother of the duo who killed three and injured hundreds of others at the event, including an eight-year-old boy shredded by their bomb.Why not give Tsarnaev the soft focus treatment for that, huh?RS at least...
  • Warrant: Qur'an, gun receipt found at alleged Greenville shooter's home

    07/13/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT · by tje · 31 replies
    WCTI 12 ^ | 5:18 PM Jul 11 2013 | WCTI Staff
    GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - NewsChannel 12 has learned new details on what police seized at the home of the suspect in the Greenville shooting spree. According to the latest search warrant, investigators took a copy of the Qur'an, the holy text of Islam, and other Muslim books from the apartment of 23-year-old Lakim Anthony Faust, 23, has been charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police said the suspect used a pistol-grip shotgun, similar to the one shown here. According to the latest search warrant, investigators took a copy of the Qur'an, the holy text of Islam, and other...
  • FBI director admits domestic use of drones

    06/19/2013 8:09:22 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 89 replies
    Rusiia Today ^ | 6/19 | rt
    The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday. Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or guidelines yet to govern the use of the controversial aircraft. “Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on US soil?” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Mr. Mueller during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Yes,” Mueller responded bluntly, adding that the FBI’s operation of drones is “very seldom.”...
  • NSA head: Surveillance helped thwart more than 50 terror plots

    06/18/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 Jun 13 | Sean Sullivan
    Intelligence officials said Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance efforts have helped thwart “potential terrorist events” more than 50 times since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the officials detailed two new examples to illustrate the utility of the programs. In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, officials cited a nascent plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and a case involving an individual providing financial support to an overseas terrorist group.
  • Expert warns terrorists may be setting wildfires across American West

    06/17/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 16, 2013 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld of the New York-based American Center for Democracy's Economic Warfare Institute warns that last July "al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called 'It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,' which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire. "A few months later, Russia's security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, 'al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe' as part of the terrorists' 'strategy of a thousand cuts.' Bortnikov spoke of 'extremist sites [that] contained detailed instructions of waging the forest jihad and stressed that such a...
  • The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee

    06/06/2013 11:51:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2013 | Janet Levy
    The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. Claims that American Muslims are loyal citizens, partners in counterterrorism investigations, part of radicalization prevention efforts, and an integral part of American society for centuries fell flat, especially coming from the host organization that was formed only two years ago in response to anti-shariah legislation in the Volunteer State. A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC,...
  • See No Evil : President Obama may think that the threat from al Qaeda is receding. It isn’t.

    06/02/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    During his speech at the National Defense University on May 23, President Obama sought to reassure Americans that they are “safer” because of the administration’s “efforts” to fight terrorism. The controversy over the administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, had been swirling for months. And on April 15, two jihadists set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 250 others.At the National Defense University, defining jihad downLandov “Now, make no mistake, our nation is still threatened by terrorists,” Obama conceded. “From Benghazi to Boston, we have been tragically...
  • Man killed was reportedly about to admit role in Waltham homicides

    05/22/2013 10:39:26 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 47 replies
    www.wickedlocal.com/salemm ^ | 5/22/13 | Unstated
    A man being questioned in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed in Florida early Wednesday by the FBI was reportedly going to admit his role in the 2011 Waltham triple homicide, according to news partner WCVB. Khusen Taramov said he and Ibragim Todashev were being questioned as part of the bombings by the FBI official and law enforcement officers in Orlando. Taramov said Todashev, 27, knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because both were MMA fighters, WCVB reports. Taramov said they were interviewed nearly three hours, and at some point, "something went wrong," and Todashev was killed. Sources...
  • Jihad in America

    05/21/2013 11:14:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 21, 2013 | Joseph Puder
    On the bright, beautiful, and crisp fall day that was early morning, September 11, 2001, few Americans were familiar with stealth jihad, or considered Islamic terrorism a threat to America. Yet, there was a voice crying in the wilderness, warning of a danger that already existed here. That voice belonged to Steven Emerson, whose documentary film titled Jihad in America was aired by PBS on November 21, 1994. Islamic militant groups in America, including CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) began their protestations and intimidation even before the broadcast date. Since the airing, the use of intimidation has been ramped...
  • Tamerlan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev July 4 attack? Feds say Boston suspects planned suicide-bomb attack

    05/03/2013 9:31:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WPTV-TV / CNN ^ | May 3, 2013 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information. Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev's widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents' North Kingstown home since her husband's death. It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan's widow might have known or suspected, the source added. According to her attorney, Amato DeLuca, the 24-year-old widow knew nothing of plans to bomb the race,...
  • William Ayers says Weather Underground, Boston bombings not same

    05/06/2013 12:32:23 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | FoxNews.com
    Bill Ayers, the 1960's radical who went on to become a college professor and associate of President Obama, said Saturday the bombings he helped the Weather Underground carry out to protest the Vietnam War bear no resemblance to the deadly Boston Marathon attack - and glossed over the fact that his group's bombs killed three fellow terrorists and have been linked to the murder of a San Francisco police officer. “How different is the shooting in Connecticut from shooting at a hunting range?” Ayers told a reporter who asked him to compare the incidents after Ayers spoke at a commemoration...
  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Boston Bombing Suspects Planned Fourth of July Attacks, Source Says

    05/02/2013 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/2/13 | ERIC SCHMITT, MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that, as he and his brother plotted their deadly assault, they considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July, according to two law enforcement officials. But the suspect,Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told investigators that he and his brother,Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in a shootout with the police, ultimately decided to use pressure-cooker bombs and other homemade explosive devices, the officials said. The brothers finished building the bombs in Tamerlan’s apartment in Cambridge, Mass., faster than they anticipated, and so decided to accelerate their attack to...
  • CBS: Tsarnaev laptop recovered

    05/02/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on May 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The missing laptop in the Boston Marathon bombing has been found, according to CBS and WTOP. Authorities hope that the laptop might provide clues to any other accomplices, or at the least to the pattern of radicalization that led to the bombing: Investigators found the bag last week in a New Bedford landfill,CBS News’ Elaine Quijano reported. Sources tell CBS News the laptop has also been recovered.So far, there’s no evidence the three had knowledge of the Boston plot in advance. However, one of them did say that about a month before the attack Dzhokhar Tsarnaev casually mentioned he knew...