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  • Port Authority, FBI Investigating Bomb Threat Against Flight From Spain At JFK

    12/01/2014 6:23:07 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    News ^ | 12-1-2014 | CBS News
    December 1, 2014 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — European security experts are reportedly trying to thwart an alleged terror plot in the skies as authorities here at home try to determine who was behind a bomb threat against a flight from Spain to New York on Sunday. According to reports, officials in Europe have intelligence suggesting that terrorists have the goal of blowing up five European passenger planes before Christmas in a possible 9/11-style attack.Meanwhile, the Port Authority and the FBI are investigating after a bomb threat was phoned in against an American Airlines flight from Spain on Sunday. Flight 67...
  • Man sentenced for role in plot to kill cartoonist

    04/22/2014 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © 1995-2014 Comic Book Resources. All Rights Reserved. ^ | April 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM | by Brigid Alverson
    Mohammad Hassan Khalid was sentenced last week in Philadelphia to five years in prison for his part in a failed 2009 plan to kill Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew the head of the Prophet Mohammed on the body of a dog. Khalid, now 20, was a teenager and an honors student when he became involved with Colleen LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” who in January was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her part in the plot. Prosecutors pointed to the fact that Khalid also translated violent jihad videos into English, which may have helped recruit new terrorists,...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • Obama Plans $195 Million in Renovation and New Construction at Guantánamo

    04/08/2013 1:11:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    AllGov ^ | 4-8-2013 | Matt Bewig
    Despite his 2008 campaign promise to close the U.S. government's detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, President Barack Obama's administration last week announced plans to spend $195 million on renovation and new construction there—strongly implying that the nation’s taxpayers can expect to pay to imprison the center's 166 inmates, 86 of whom have been cleared of wrongdoing, for many years to come. Initially, on Wednesday, General John F. Kelly, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, requested $150 million to $170 million for renovations to the prison complex, including $99 million for two barracks facilities, $12 million for...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:55:02 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 50 replies
    KDAF ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | DOJ
    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets. The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert...
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • Six Men Charged With Terror Offences

    09/25/2011 11:24:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies - SKY NEWS ^ | 6:18am UK, Monday September 26, 2011 | David Crabtree, Midlands Correspondent
    SNIPPET: "A seventh man, aged 20, was arrested on Thursday and continues to be questioned." SNIPPET: "Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, from Sparkbrook, are accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training, including bomb making, and weapons and poison making; as well making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign. Ashik Ali, 26, from Balsall Heath, and Rahi Ahmed, 25, from Moseley, face charges related to planning a bombing campaign in the UK, including constructing a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be suicide bombers. Two other suspects - Bahader...
  • Spain Arrests Cuban for Alleged Links to al-Qaida

    09/22/2011 2:05:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (AP) via - THE DAILY NEWS ^ | Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:14 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The Interior Ministry says Spanish police have arrested a Cuban man suspected of belonging to al-Qaida. A ministry statement says the man was detained Monday on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca."
  • Road Rage Case Could Have Link to Terrorism Plot

    09/14/2011 2:46:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    KIRO ^ | Updated: 5:37 pm PDT September 13, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Michael Dale McCright is accused of trying to hit a vehicle with his car in North Seattle after he noticed the driver, a Marine, was wearing a military uniform." SNIPPET: "Document said that before the incident occurred, the Marines had just left a military facility on East Marginal Way in South Seattle where new recruits are processed. The building was the target of a thwarted terrorism plot earlier this summer. Court documents reveal a possible connection."
  • 2 Arrested In Plot To Attack Seattle Military Recruiting Station

    06/23/2011 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | June 23, 2011
    SEATTLE -- Men from Washington and California have been arrested in plot to attack a Seattle military recruiting station, the Department of Justice says. Justice Department officials said the two men, who were arrested late Wednesday night, took possession of machine guns that they purchased and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way and that the two also planned to use grenades in the attack. Here's the complete news release from the Department of Justice: Two men were arrested late last night and are charged by criminal complaint with terrorism and...
  • Where is Khalid?

    05/18/2011 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Madistan · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/8/2011 | Madistan
    Khaled Mohammed is a Saudi who is interviewed by the BBC on a square in Riyadh where a protest was to be held. But because of the large police presence including helicopters, nobody showed up. Showing no fear, Khaled speaks freely about his desire for freedom and democracy. When the interview ends, Khalid tells the BBC crew that he expects to be in prison soon, and that he won't even bother going home. A few days later, his cell phone is disconnected... Youtube video at link: WHERE IS KHALID?
  • In the Arab revolutions, echoes of a 100-year-old book

    04/15/2011 7:45:56 PM PDT · by BobDobbs1 · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2011 | Todd Fine
    A century before young men and women took to the streets of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other parts of the Arab world, demanding a new way of life and a new kind of politics, there was young Khalid, calling for a revolution of the spirit, a fusing of Islam and liberalism. He was the creation of Ameen Rihani, the author of “The Book of Khalid,” the first Arab American novel — and the first English-language novel by any Arab author. Rihani’s masterwork, published exactly 100 years ago, would inspire Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet,” published in 1923 and still one of...
  • Obama administration retreats (again) on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed civilian trial

    04/04/2011 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/4/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Buzz out of Washington this morning is that the Obama administration has signaled it will end efforts to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian trial and instead will use the Gitmo military tribunal system pursued by, yes, George W. Bush. AG Eric Holder is reportedly holding a 2pm Eastern press conference. Here’s a blurb from CBS: Attorney General Eric Holder today will announce that self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad will be tried in a military commission, CBS News has learned. A source says the commission will be held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Trying Mohammed...

    10/12/2010 1:12:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 100 replies
    JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 11, 2010 | By Hetz Shahor
    SNIPPET - quote: October 11, 2010 North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text] ****Jawa Report Exclusive**** I think we can quit with the speculation about where he went and why Update by Rusty: The full text of Khan's story can be found at the end of this post. (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be held in military prison without a trial indefinitely: report

    11/13/2010 7:54:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/13/10 | Samuel Goldsmith
    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will likely be held in military prison without a trial indefinitely as the Obama administration decides what to do with the 9/11 mastermind, according to a new report. A trial - civilian or military - is not expected to happen before the next presidential election, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The Obama administration apparently fears backlash will come from either decision.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Say Yes to a National Muslim Holiday (Absolutely not)

    07/19/2010 6:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 19, 2010 | Allen Hunt
    Imam Khalid Latif, a chaplain for New York University and the New York Police Department, recently appeared on CNN. He suggested that the New York public schools should close for at least two important Muslim holidays each year. I could not agree more. Latif suggests that American Muslims are trying to develop their own contemporary identity as the religion of peace and tolerance. In his view, closing schools for major Muslim holidays would help that process since an Americanized modern and moderate Islam would benefit all Americans. However, I would alter Latif's suggestion slightly. We should treat the various Muslim...
  • Last two "Toronto 18" jihadists found guilty

    06/24/2010 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    TORONTO -- SNIPPET: "The so-called Toronto 18 eventually split into two groups after the leaders had a falling out. One thing the groups still had in common was a misdirected paranoia. They worried they were being watched by the authorities, but little did they know two of their trusted confidants were police agents. At one meeting one of the plotters instructed a man who was actually an RCMP agent to take the battery out of his cellphone so their conversation couldn't be intercepted. Another plotter gave an agent a test to see if he was a spy. He passed." SNIPPET:...
  • AL QAEDA SUPPORTER PLEADS GUILTY... ["Khalid Ouazzani, 32, of Kansas City"]

    05/19/2010 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Al Qaeda Supporter Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terrorist Organization Kansas City Man Also Admits to Bank Fraud, Overseas Money Laundering KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization al Qaeda. He also pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. “National security is the highest priority of the Department of Justice,” Phillips said. “I applaud the diligent work of our...
  • VIDEO: Khalid Al-Mansour on Tony Brown - Pt. 1

    05/05/2010 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 130+ views
    you tube ^ | 5/5/10 | Tony Brown
    The Tony Brown interview with the infamous Khalid, Al-Mansour.

    03/04/2010 2:57:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 849+ views
    THE ^ | March 3, 2010 | n/a
    News - Crime & Courts Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2010 "Man charged in alleged identity fraud at airport" SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has indicted a New York man who first came under suspicion at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport for unlawful possession of a credit card skimmer, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. An indictment issued in Columbia charges that Khalid Jamal Sumbry, age 27, of Brooklyn, New York, attempted to fly out of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Feb. 5 on an airline ticket he purchased under the name of Kimeth Allen." SNIPPET: "Before he was able to board...
  • LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault...

    12/04/2009 3:41:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 34 replies · 2,131+ views
    CENTRAL ^ | >MAY 14, 2009< | N/A
    "LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other charges" 14 May 2009 | Uncategorized LAMBERTVILLE — SNIPPET: "Khalid Altawarh, 36, who also goes by the name David Shookby, took the woman’s Jeep Wrangler and fled the scene when she escaped into the arms of a friend who had stopped by to see if she was all right. She had failed to show up for work that morning, May 8, police said. Plumstead Township, Pa., police Chief Duane E. Hasenauer said Mr. Altawarh has been charged with attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other related...
  • Obama prejudges KSM’s trial, denies that he’s prejudging it (KSM can use this as evidence)

    11/18/2009 4:23:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 690+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2009 | Allahpundit
    In fairness to The One, I don’t understand why America’s prosecutor-in-chief can’t express confidence in convicting a guy whom his own DOJ is trying. When Nixon called Manson guilty 40 years ago, he was meddling in a state trial without having seen the evidence. Not so here, but oh well. This is indeed a gift to the defense, although aside from giving the court an extra procedural headache to dispose of, it won’t matter ultimately. No judge is going to free the mastermind of 9/11 on a technicality and no president is going to let the mastermind of 9/11 walk...
  • Iraqi Forces capture vehicle bomb makers

    10/03/2009 2:19:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 335+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) yesterday captured two warranted al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) terrorist group members responsible for multiple vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attacks throughout Baghdad and Kirkuk. In Mansour, southwest Baghdad, the ISF, with U.S. advisors, arrested an AQI VBIED facilitator named Muhammad Walid Khalid al-Juwali, also known as Abu Anas. Abu Anas was planning future VBIED attacks in Baghdad, threatening Government of Iraq institutions and security personnel. Further, Abu Anas is suspected of having associates linked to the planning and execution of the Aug. 19 attacks against the Iraqi Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs. In...
  • Another suspect in so-called 'Toronto 18' pleads guilty

    10/02/2009 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 481+ views
    THE GLOBE AND ^ | Last updated on Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 02:05PM EDT | COLIN FREEZE, Brampton, Ont.
    SNIPPET: "Saad Gaya, a 21-year old, admitted Monday that he was part of an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to build fertilizer-based truck bombs and explode them in downtown Toronto." SNIPPET: "With Mr. Gaya, Mr. Khalid, and Mr. Dirie having pleaded guilty in recent weeks, only seven adult accused are headed to trial at this point. More pleas are possible."
  • CROWN TAKES STEPS TO APPEAL KHALID SENTENCE (Canadian "Toronto 18" terrorism case)

    09/30/2009 7:12:16 PM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Public Prosecution Service of Canada ^ | 2009-09-30 | (press release)
    OTTAWA – September 30, 2009 – The Public Prosecution Service of Canada today announced that it plans to appeal the sentencing decision in the recent case of Saad Khalid. The PPSC is seeking leave to appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the sentence of seven years in addition to time served, which was imposed on September 3, 2009. On May 5, 2009, Khalid pleaded guilty to a count of “doing anything with intent to cause an explosion of an explosive substance that was likely to cause serious bodily harm or death to persons or was likely to cause...
  • Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, Gitmo photos of mastermind Khalid Sheikh on the web

    09/10/2009 9:11:51 PM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 803+ views
    Indian Express ^ | 9/10/2009 | Associated Press
    The first photographs of the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind at Guantanamo Bay have cropped up on the Internet, and experts say the images of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed are being used by terrorist groups to inspire attacks against the United States. The photographs, taken in July by the Red Cross at the Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba, show Mohammed in a white robe, a red-patterned headdress and a long salt-and-pepper beard. They are the first known images of Mohammed since shot taken upon his capture in Pakistan in March 2003 showing him in a white T-shirt, with disheveled hair and a moustache....
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • Freedom looms for terrorist

    01/24/2009 8:30:01 PM PST · by AJFavish · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    In 1973, a young terrorist named Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary entered the United States and quickly began plotting an audacious attack in New York City. He built three powerful bombs - bombs powerful enough to kill, maim and destroy - and put them in rental cars scattered around town, near Israeli targets. The plot failed. The explosive devices did not detonate, and Al-Jawary fled the country, escaping prosecution for nearly two decades - until he was convicted of terrorism charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to 30 years in federal penitentiary. But his time is up. In less than a month, the...
  • What to do with the Gitmo terrs?

    12/08/2008 4:48:39 PM PST · by mapmaker77 · 10 replies · 352+ views
    08DEC08 | mapmaker77
    It has become talking head fodder to speculate on what should happen to the Gitmo terrs. I've got an idea. Since the dims don't want to deal with these retromingent subhumans as they are, and would rather treat them as common criminals, it would be fitting to re-introduce them into society through the dims own portal. Throw up a 20ft razor wire fence around Washington D.C., dump them all into the mix, and forbid any contact with the outside world for 2 generations. It would be interesting to see if Barney or Chris survive.
  • To The Keyboard Yea Sons Of Liberty

    10/30/2008 12:08:04 AM PDT · by cyberslave · 3 replies · 501+ views
    Editorial Contacts Readers’ Representative: Questions or concerns about The LA Times' journalistic standards and practices Readers' Representative Office (digital form) E-mail: readers.rep@latimes.comTelephone message line: (877) 554-4000Fax: (213) 237-3535 Mailing address: Los Angeles Times 202 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Telephone switchboard: (213) 237-5000
  • Glasgow attack suspect 'dying'

    07/10/2007 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Rhinoceros · 94 replies · 2,258+ views
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2007 | AP
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- A suspect in the failed terror attack on Scotland's busiest airport was unlikely to survive his severe burn injuries, a doctor who treated him said Tuesday. An off-duty officer uses a fire extinguisher on s an occupant of the Glasgow attack car. Khalid Ahmed, 27, is in a Scottish hospital with burns suffered after allegedly crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport a day after police found two unexploded car bombs in central London. "The prognosis is not good and he is not likely to survive," a member of the medical team that treated him...
  • Missing Link? (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Is The Missing Link Between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein)

    03/16/2007 3:59:32 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 54 replies · 3,283+ views
    War On Terror: Al-Qaida mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to being the mastermind for a lot of terrorist crimes. Old news? Hardly. His confession appears to link al-Qaida to Saddam Hussein's Iraq. War critics argue that Saddam Hussein had little to do with terrorism, and nothing to do with al-Qaida. Since there was no Iraq-al-Qaida link, they say, the U.S. should never have invaded to get rid of Hussein, no matter how evil he was. But something interesting has come out of the interrogations of the lead al-Qaida suspects at Guantanamo. In particular, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confirmed what was...
  • Two Senators Secretly Flew to Cuba for Alleged 9/11 Mastermind's Hearing

    03/16/2007 6:54:36 AM PDT · by meg88 · 33 replies · 1,750+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/16/07 | Josh White
    Two key congressional leaders secretly flew to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday to observe the closed military hearing for al-Qaeda leader Khalid Mohammed, according to Capitol Hill staff members and Pentagon officials. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a committee member, watched the proceedings over closed-circuit television from an adjacent room, said Tara Andringa, a spokeswoman for Levin. They were joined by a representative from the CIA, according to one U.S. government official. The official transcript of Mohammed's hearing, called to establish whether he qualifies as an "enemy combatant," acknowledged the...
  • Suspected Leader of Attacks on 9/11 Is Said to Confess: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

    03/15/2007 4:32:29 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 23 replies · 747+ views
    New York Times ^ | 15 March 2007 | Adam Liptak
    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, long said to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to them at a military hearing held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday, according to a transcript released by the Pentagon yesterday. He also acknowledged full or partial responsibility for more than 30 other terror attacks or plots. “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z,” he said. In a rambling statement, Mr. Mohammed, a chief aide to Osama bin Laden, said his actions were part of a military campaign. “I’m not happy that 3,000 been killed in America,” he said in...
  • Sept. 11 figure faces Guantanamo hearing (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed)

    09/20/2006 3:56:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 350+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | September 20, 2006
    Excerpt - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, is expected to face a hearing here within three months, a military official said Wednesday. Mohammed and 13 other "high-value" detainees recently transferred from CIA custody to this isolated U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba will face Combatant Status Review Tribunals, said Navy Capt. Phil Waddingham, director of the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants. ~ snip ~
  • NYT: Court Gives Bush Right to Detain U.S. Combatant

    09/10/2005 9:35:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled unanimously on Friday that President Bush had the authority to detain as an enemy combatant an American citizen who fought United States forces on foreign soil. The panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit... threw out a ruling... that Mr. Bush had overstepped his bounds by detaining Jose Padilla, a Chicago native, for three years.... In an opinion written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who has been considered by President Bush for a nomination to the Supreme Court, the panel said Mr. Bush had the right to detain...
  • Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties

    05/28/2004 8:10:06 PM PDT · by antonia · 38 replies · 3,499+ views ^ | 2004/5/24 1:23:12 | By Ewing2001
    The links between Nick Berg and Zacarias Moussaoui, once described as the 20th hijacker of 9/11, opened now room for new speculations, if there are deeper ties between the OKC Bombing'95 and 9/11, than thought before. Apparently Berg knew also Moussaoui's roomates. One of them was Mujahid Menepta, who is connected to both 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 OKC bombing. But Menepta wasn't arrested in Summer 2001, when Moussaoui got caught. The FBI waited until after Sep11th.Why?Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties By Ewing20012004/5/24 On May 18th, 2004, according to Newsmax, Nick Berg's family insisted that...
  • Nation and Assassination in the Middle East

    10/18/2004 10:27:15 AM PDT · by forty_years · 439+ views ^ | October 18, 2004 | Martin Kramer
    Until modern times, there existed no form of legitimacy in the Middle East outside of Islam. Rulers ruled in the name of God; assassins struck them down in the name of God. The assassinations of the early caliphs and the struggle between the Sunni rulers and the Assassins in the Middle Ages took precisely this form: each side claimed to act in accord with divine will, revealed in divine texts. Religion played a crucial role in the rationale of assassination, but it also played a crucial role in the rationale of government, law, and warfare—indeed, of everything. This invocation of...
  • 9/11 mastermind's Aussie visa

    09/21/2004 11:30:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 336+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 21 2004 | Martin Chulov
    THE mastermind behind September 11 was granted a visa to visit Australia one month before the al-Qa'ida strikes on New York and Washington but authorities realised their error only after the attacks. The tourist visa was granted to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed after he made an application using an alias through the Australian high commission in Islamabad in August 2001. However, at that stage Australian authorities had not entered any of the aliases used by Khalid -- al-Qa'ida figurehead Osama bin Laden's military commander -- on their alert lists. That was done only in the days following the attacks, which killed...
  • Foreigner handed over to FBI

    09/05/2004 5:33:07 PM PDT · by Dog · 8 replies · 673+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sept 6 2004 | NA
    ISLAMABAD: The government handed a foreigner to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday. The suspect, Muhammad Haris, was wanted by the United States in a number of cases. His nationality was not revealed. Sources said Mr Haris had been arrested a while ago from an undisclosed location and was under trial in jail. The sources said he had been flown to the United States. The Interior Ministry refused to comment. Online
  • Al Qaeda Chief KSM Wanted Gadahn to to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore

    05/30/2004 4:08:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 297+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 7, 2004 issues | Newsweek
    Full Title (didn't fit in thread title): NEWSWEEK: Al Qaeda Chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Wanted American Terror Suspect Gadahn to Join Plot to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore Captured Chief Says the Islam Convert Not Eager to Participate in 'Martydom' Operations, But Was Willing to Help NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Captured Al Qaeda chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- "KSM" to his interrogators -- wanted American-born terror suspect Adam Yahiye Gadahn to join a plot to blow up fuel stations outside Baltimore, according to a May 2003 classified FBI document obtained by Newsweek. Gadahn, one of the seven...
  • Hunt for bin Laden gets new fillip after top Al Qaida operative is captured

    03/06/2004 9:08:50 PM PST · by Gothmog · 9 replies · 188+ views
    The Gulf News -- United Arab Emirates ^ | 3/7/04 | Massoud Ansari and Philip Sherwell
    A son of Osama bin Laden's deputy has given crucial information on the whereabouts of Al Qaida leaders after being captured by Pakistani forces in a lawless frontier area close to Afghanistan, intelligence officials in Islamabad have revealed. Ayman Al Zawahiri's son, Khalid, was seized along with 20 other suspected foreign militants in a raid by Pakistan's security forces in the remote South Waziristan area 10 days ago, officials have told The Sunday Telegraph. Information gleaned from him by interrogators has helped direct Pakistani and American forces in their drive to capture bin Laden and other senior Al Qaida figures,...
  • Report: Terror suspect Hambali confesses links between al-Qaida and Jemaah Islamiyah

    09/28/2003 12:23:29 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 385+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Money sent by al-Qaida to support the families of suspects arrested in the Oct. 12 Bali bombings was used to finance the Aug. 5 attack on the JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta, Indonesian terror suspect Hambali has told investigators, a media report said Sunday. Hambali also reportedly said that Jemaah Islamiyah, the group blamed for the Bali bombings that killed 202 people and the attack on the Marriott, received "operational funds" from senior al-Qaida leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Indonesian police were not immediately available for comment on the report in Sunday's respected Media Indonesia daily....
  • Fedayeen Saddam - a look into their world, and the reason they continue to fight

    03/30/2003 5:20:18 PM PST · by DED · 20 replies · 196+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | March 29, 2003 | Khalid Makiya
    The world is now getting acquainted with the Fedayeen Saddam, the thugs who are keeping Iraqi citizens in check, most vividly right now in the cities of the south. They were created by Saddam's elder son Uday in 1991 with the specific purpose of countering any future intifada, especially in the predominantly Shi'ite south. (Saddam has since given control the Fedayeen over to his more stable son Qusay.) According to a former Iraqi intelligence officer who worked for the opposition while he was still in the security services and only made his (narrow) escape when his activities were uncovered, the...
  • The Art of Headline Writing

    03/09/2003 10:41:23 AM PST · by Ed_NYC · 6 replies · 212+ views
    Political Cartoons ^ | 3/9/03 | Chuck Asay
  • Terrorists of al-Qaida grew bitter while in West [KSM in NC -- A Compendium]

    03/09/2003 6:53:32 AM PST · by Wallaby · 58 replies · 2,155+ views
    The Baltimore Sun | 6 March 2003 | Scott Shane
    <p>Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion.</p> <p>One unnerving detail in the biography of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, whose alleged career killing Americans was cut off Saturday by his arrest in Pakistan, shows that he is very familiar with the U.S. society he evidently hates: He went to college in North Carolina.</p>