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  • 2 Bayonne men taken into custody after homemade explosives go off on fire escape, report says

    04/21/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 76 replies
    Two men told police they were experimenting with making explosives after watching a how-to on YouTube when their attempt exploded on a Bayonne fire escape yesterday afternoon, WPIX reported last night. Christopher Ziobro, 21, and Ghaias Mirza, 18, were being questioned in the 33rd Street incident in which no one was injured, the television report said. A man who lives in the apartment directly below told the station there were two loud blasts and milk containers were involved. WPIX Video at link
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • 9 dead, 45 injured in blast at Pune [India]'s German Bakery (Jews targeted)

    02/13/2010 11:04:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Nine people including one foreigner were killed and 45 injured in a suspected bomb blast in the German Bakery at Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram here this evening. Pune Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh said there were five women among the victims. The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 7:15pm. Initial reports have suggested that the Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast. "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune joint commissioner...
  • Jordanian Brotherhood Chief Tied to Virginia Islamist Think Tank

    05/15/2009 3:24:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 252+ views
    SNIPPET: "A trustee of an Islamic think tank in Northern Virginia that is long suspected of financing terrorists is expected to become the new head of the Muslim Brotherhood's chapter in Jordan. Ishaq Farhan is expected to be named interim head of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), which is the Muslim Brotherhood's Jordanian political wing, the Jordan Times reported. The move follows the resignation of IAF directors after a leadership dispute. Farhan also is a longtime trustee of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He is listed on the organization's IRS Form 990s from at least 2005, through 2007,...
  • Jury Convicts Pakistani Citizen of Conspiring to Support the Taliban and Unlawful Possession of ...

    05/29/2010 3:02:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 226+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Jury Convicts Pakistani Citizen of Conspiring to Support the Taliban and Unlawful Possession of Firearms HOUSTON—After a three-day trial, a federal jury has convicted Adnan Mirza, 33, of all nine counts in an indictment arising from his efforts to provide support and funds to the Taliban, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno announced. Mirza, a citizen of Pakistan, had entered the United States on a student visa and was attending a local community college in 2005 and 2006 when he committed the offenses for which he was convicted. The jury returned its verdicts Thursday...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • U.S. Citizen Taliban Supporter Sentenced to Prison

    08/07/2009 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 587+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 7, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    HOUSTON—Kobie Diallo Willaims, 36, convicted of conspiring to unlawfully possess firearms by an alien and supporting the Taliban, has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Tim Johnson, FBI Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's National Security Division, announced today. At a hearing today before U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr., Williams, a U.S. citizen and resident of Houston, was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment without parole and fined $5,000. Williams pleaded guilty in November 2006 to conspiring with several foreign nationals, some of whom had entered...
  • Three jailed for publisher arson (Religion of Peace)

    07/07/2009 12:06:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Three men have been jailed for an arson attack at the home of a publisher days before his novel about the Prophet Mohammed was due to be published. Martin Rynja's home in Lonsdale Square, Islington, north London, was targeted on 27 September last year. Abbas Taj, 30, Ali Beheshti, 41, and Abrar Mirza, 23, from east London, were each jailed for four-and-a-half years. They were convicted of conspiracy to commit arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered. The attack took place as the Jewel of Medina, a novel about the Prophet's child bride A'isha, was to be published...
  • Radical Muslims guilty of firebomb plot on publisher of Prophet Mohammed book

    05/15/2009 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 464+ views
    TIMESonline.co.uk ^ | May 15, 2009 | Adam Fresco, Crime Correspondent
    Note: 3 photos included. # A radical Muslim who dressed his baby daughter in a hat with “I love al-Qaeda” on it tried to firebomb the home of the publisher of a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed. Ali Beheshti, 40, along with Abrar Mirza, 22, have admitted conspiracy to recklessly damage property and endanger life after they poured diesel through the letterbox of a publishing house in Islington, North London. Abbas Taj, 30, a mini-cab driver, was found guilty at Croydon Crown court of conspiracy to firebomb the home of Martin Rynja, the publisher of The Jewel Of Medina....
  • Norquist's Muslim Protégés--Terror ties dash their political hopes.

    06/03/2008 4:28:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 246+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Paul Sperry
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the strategy of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist in his wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government. While he's managed to get some of his Muslim proteges jobs in the Bush administration, getting them elected to public office has been another story. Voters aren't buying their makeover. Last November, his crony Faisal M. Gill lost a bid for a seat in the Virginia state legislature. Now another protege, Kamal M. Nawash, has lost his third political race in seven years....
  • Norquist’s Muslim Protégés

    06/03/2008 7:57:45 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 11 replies · 265+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-3-08 | Paul Sperry
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the strategy of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist in his wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government. While he’s managed to get some of his Muslim proteges jobs in the Bush administration, getting them elected to public office has been another story. Voters aren’t buying their makeover.
  • "Terrorist hunt hits poultry processor"

    03/21/2002 7:51:11 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 9 replies · 726+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/22/2002 | Tasgola Karla Bruner
    Gainesville -- Officials at Mar-Jac Poultry said they were shocked to find out Thursday that federal officials suspect the company might have ties to terrorist funding. Company Vice President Doug Carnes said at least a half-dozen U.S. Customs agents spent all day Wednesday gathering financial records and charitable contribution files. They were "real nice, professional and complimentary," he said, but they didn't disclose the nature of their visit. It was only on Thursday that Carnes was alerted by company officials in Virginia as to what the agents were looking for. "I'm shocked. I'm in disbelief. I've worked for them for...
  • "Jihad" car commercial upsets Muslims

    09/24/2006 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 109 replies · 3,162+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/24/06 | Reuters
    CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering "Fatwa Fridays" with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday. The radio advertisement for the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has "a whole jihad theme," said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market and their representatives would be wearing burqas ... ," Mirza said. "They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber...
  • Student faces more charges in 'battlefield jihad' case

    10/21/2007 10:34:21 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 9 replies · 283+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 19, 2007 | CINDY GEORGE
    Federal prosecutors have filed additional charges against Adnan Mirza, one of the four Muslim students accused of preparing to join the Taliban to fight U.S.-led forces overseas. Mirza, 30, was accused of planning to engage in "battlefield jihad" in the Middle East and financially supporting the terrorism group. Here on a student visa, the Pakistani originally was charged in a four-count indictment with Kobie Williams, a U.S. citizen attending the University of Houston-Downtown. Williams, 34, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge and awaits sentencing. The new 13-count indictment names Mirza alone and more completely outlines the allegations against him. The...
  • Two Houston men charged with aiding Taliban

    11/28/2006 5:12:13 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 28, 2006 | CINDY GEORGE
    One of two Houston men accused of training to fight with the Taliban pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court. Kobie Diallo Williams, 33, a U.S. citizen who was a student at the University of Houston Downtown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist a terrorist group. His help included withdrawing cash from an ATM to send to the Middle East. Another man, Adnan Babar Mirza, 29, a Pakistani national who was in the country on an expired student visa, faces a similar conspiracy charges as well as three federal weapons violations. Mirza appeared today before a U.S. magistrate judge. Mirza...
  • Trails Lead to Saudis: A Virginia terror probe continues (AL QAEDA IN BOSNIA)

    05/21/2003 9:30:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 572+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. | Matthew Epstein
    May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. Trails Lead to SaudisA Virginia terror probe continues. By Matthew Epstein In March 2002, Federal terrorism investigators descended upon a group of Saudi-backed executives operating out of northern Virginia. The government hauled away truckloads of files and computer hard drives from the "SAAR Network," a web of dozens of related companies with interlocking officers, directors, and corporate headquarters. The Treasury Department suspected the group was laundering money for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Now over a year after the raids, many are asking whether the Justice Department will hand down indictments or clear the...
  • IBM-- India Bangalore Mirza

    06/07/2006 10:17:14 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 399+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 5, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    IBM has a message for the world... at least to the people who care about what IBM is doing. The "I" now stands for India. The "B" stands for Bangalore - India's Silicon Valley. The "M" stands for Mirza Diya, Bollywood's answer to Lindsay Lohan. Mirza will emcee IBM's annual investor briefing at a hotel 10,000 miles away from IBM's New York offices in a sprawling palace that looks like Britain's Windsor Castle and was built during Britain's time of colonial rule. The message is simple - IBM is sending a message that India and ALL of ASIA are crucial...
  • Time with Sania, India in Mania

    10/25/2005 5:37:22 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 281+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 2107 hours IST | The Indian Express
    She is sensation personified. The Mirza girl called Sania is set to teach tennis to India. A living icon she has the youth of the country wowing her Indianness. Her being a Muslim adds substance to the matter. Carrying a basket of firsts she is the first sports Indian women to appear on Time, first female Indian to be ranked in the world 's top 40. She is again the first ever-Indian woman to reach the third round of Grand Slam and subsequently listed as one of the 10 people capable of changing the world by London's intellectual weekly New...
  • Amir Taheri: Strongman For Democracy (Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharra)

    12/30/2004 6:17:51 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 375+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2004 | AMIR TAHERI
    Just a year ago, Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, promised to shed his uniform and give up his position as head of the armed forces by the end of 2004. It seems unlikely he'll will meet that pledge. Musharraf made the promise as part of a deal under which opposition parties validated his presidency and accepted constitutional amendments that added to the president's powers. The opposition (and U.S. commentators) started beating the drums about Musharraf's "broken promise" weeks ago. The main Islamist party, the United Action Assembly (MMA), has staged a number of demonstrations.... Musharraf has also come under pressure...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...
  • Attacks Injure 7 U.S. Troops in Iraq

    07/08/2003 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Destro · 27 replies · 341+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | July 8, 2003 | The Associated Press
    July 8, 2003 Attacks Injure 7 U.S. Troops in Iraq Series of Attacks Injures 7 U.S. Troops in Iraq As Coalition Offers Reward for Arrest of Killers The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq July 8 — A blistering series of attacks, coming nearly hourly, left seven U.S. soldiers wounded in and around the capital on Tuesday, while the U.S. led provisional authority announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone who kills a coalition soldier or Iraqi police officer.