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  • Daniel Pipes: Terror's apologists go mute

    08/12/2003 1:16:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 185+ views
    National Post ^ | August 12 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Howls of rage went up after the Joint Terrorism Task Force, guns drawn, arrested Maher Hawash in the parking lot of an Intel Corporation facility in March, 2003, and placed him in solitary confinement. The protests intensified as prosecutors detained him without charges for more than a month in an Oregon jail while they pored over the evidence. Given Maher Mofeid "Mike" Hawash's biography, this all came as a particular shock, for he personified the American success story. A Palestinian born in Nablus in 1964 and reared in Kuwait, he arrived in the United States in 1984, earning degrees in...
  • Portland homes with anarchists raided (OWS: Body armor, weapons and drugs)

    11/28/2011 11:48:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KGW-TV ^ | November 28, 2011 | Jacqueline Sit and staff
    PORTLAND -- Police have raided three vacant Northeast Portland homes taken over by anarchists who claimed they were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Police were tipped off about the situation Sunday. Responding officers found that the squatters had changed the locks on the homes. Police said it looked like the squatters were ready for battle. Inside the homes, police found anarchist literature, drugs and weapons, including machetes. “There's the body armor in there, the bucket of projectiles: broken up concrete, rocks,” Portland Police Sgt. Jeff McDaniel told KGW. “There was some body-armor-type stuff for someone who might want...
  • FBI reportedly interested in former state engineer Farid Adlouni

    09/14/2002 8:34:17 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 48 replies · 883+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 14, 2002 | Hal Bernton, David Heath and Mike Carter
    PORTLAND — A former Washington state Transportation Department engineer yesterday has found himself, his imam and his mosque swept into an unfolding investigation by Portland's joint terrorism force led by the FBI. Farid Adlouni, a civil engineer and U.S. citizen who once worked out of the Vancouver office, was profiled in The Oregonian newspaper yesterday as a man with business ties to a top Osama bin Laden aide and who has attracted FBI scrutiny. Adlouni, 38, yesterday said he had "done nothing wrong." The imam, Mohammad Abdirahman Kariye, also a U.S. citizen, was recently charged with two felony counts of...
  • [Cindy]Sheehan among guests at Muslim conference in Newark

    12/13/2007 6:37:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | December 10, 2007 | Jamaal Johnson
    NEWARK — The fourth annual American Muslim Voice peace convention brought many speakers of various backgrounds to provide a blueprint for protecting civil rights in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era. Visitors at the Chandni Restaurant in Newark on Sunday evening cheered and listened to guest speakers, such as anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, Muslim convert Brandon Mayfield and Ron Takaki, an ethnic studies professor at University of California,Berkeley. The conventions theme was building a beloved community, which included topics such as Fighting for the American Constitution and America, One Nation under God? These topics were discussed by a group of panelists...
  • Terrorist Blamed His Failure on Bush

    02/10/2006 4:59:54 AM PST · by Terrence DoGood · 53 replies · 2,488+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Homegrown terrorist Jeffrey Leon Battle considered America the “land of the kaffirs,” or unbelievers, and the American people “pigs.” He once lamented to an acquaintance—who happened to be a government informant—that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks did not sufficiently damage the U.S. economy. “This is the land of the enemy,” he said of his own country in a May 8, 2002, conversation secretly recorded by the government. He explained to a friend how his “burning desire” to become an Islamic martyr had inspired his aborted quest to join forces with al Qaeda in Afghanistan, where he could kill American...
  • Report: FBI Problems Led to Wrongful Terror Arrest

    01/06/2006 5:09:37 PM PST · by Ramius · 29 replies · 587+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01/06/2006 | Jason Ryan
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2006 — A Justice Department inspector general report found that problems with FBI forensic analysis and performance led to the mistaken arrest of an Oregon man as a suspect in the March 11, 2004, Madrid train bombings. Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield was incorrectly identified by the FBI as a suspect in the attacks because of incorrect fingerprint data. Mayfield was arrested on May 6, 2004, and secretly held as a material witness for two weeks. He was released when the Spanish National Police eventually matched the fingerprints to an Algerian national. Justice Department's Inspector General Glenn Fine's...
  • India Parliament Attack: American and Canadian Citizens Arrested

    12/14/2001 11:15:28 AM PST · by Shermy · 75 replies · 583+ views
    Times of India ^ | December 14, 2001 | GAURAV KALA
    Headline: Two months of planning, 20 involvedNEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have established the suicide squad that stormed Parliament on Thursday comprised two Afghan nationals, two Kashmir residents and a Pakistan national. Top police sources said the probe also indicated the five arrived in Delhi early on Thursday morning. A contact picked them in the same Ambassador car used in the attack. The attackers had entered Delhi in a fruit truck from Jammu, through the northwest Delhi border. They were later driven to the Walled City area, where the car was "prepared" for the attack and the weapons handed over ...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 161 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • POW: Ashley (Pennsylvania) guard beat me

    05/08/2004 9:28:21 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies · 588+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 5/8/04 | BONNIE ADAMS
    A former POW in Iraq names an Ashley-based reservist in a complaint against the U.S. Army. And he compared the treatment at his camp to the abuse that's making international news. Hossam Shaltout said widespread mistreatment from soldiers in Camp Bucca, where he was imprisoned last year, was as inhumane as that depicted in recent photos from Camp Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Shaltout described Camp Bucca as a "torture camp" where soldiers beat and humiliated prisoners, had them lie naked atop each other or pose in sexual positions. "They wanted us to have sex with each other," Shaltout said. He...
  • Fingerprint links Oregon with Spain

    05/08/2004 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 198 replies · 512+ views
    Oregonian Live ^ | May 08, 2004 | Marc Larabee, Steven Beaven, Kathleen Blythe, Bryan Denson and Lori Tobias
    Fingerprint links Oregon with Spain Officials have been watching Brandon Mayfield of Aloha since two weeks after the March 11 Madrid terror bombings Saturday, May 08, 2004 LES ZAITZ, NOELLE CROMBIE, JOSEPH ROSE and MARK LARABEE Federal investigators are examining whether a Washington County lawyer shipped materials later used by terrorists to blow up four commuter trains in Madrid on March 11, a law enforcement official said Friday. Brandon Mayfield, 37, a former U.S. Army officer and Aloha father of three, was linked to the attack that killed 191 people by a fingerprint on a bag containing detonating devices. The...
  • Two Western Expats Detained in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ("Portland cell" case)

    12/05/2003 4:04:01 PM PST · by Shermy · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Arab News ^ | December 6, 2003 | Mohammed Alkhereiji
    JEDDAH, 6 December 2003 — Saudi authorities have detained two expatriates for questioning. The two continue to be held in a jail in Jeddah for as yet unspecified reasons, Arab News has learned. David Heaton, a British national and convert to Islam, and Abdullatif Ibrahim Bilal, a US national, were taken into custody for questioning last Thursday. “We confirm that David Heaton is currently being detained,” Barry Peach, a spokesman for the British Embassy, told Arab News. “The embassy has requested a counselor to assist Heaton and has been in touch with his next of kin, but up to now...
  • TWO DEFENDANTS IN 'PORTLAND CELL' CASE PLEAD GUILTY (assisting Taliban, weapons charges)

    10/01/2003 5:11:07 PM PDT · by Stultis · 2 replies · 288+ views
    FBI Press Release ^ | 18 September 2003
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003 (202) 514-2008WWW.USDOJ.GOV TDD (202) 514 - 1888 TWO DEFENDANTS IN 'PORTLAND CELL' CASE PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO CONTRIBUTE SERVICES TO THE TALIBAN, FEDERAL WEAPONS CHARGES WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael W. Mosman of the District of Oregon announced today that Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal and Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, two defendants in the so-called "Portland cell" case, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide services to the Taliban, and conspiracy to possess and discharge firearms in...
  • Spotlight turns to lawyer in terror case

    09/11/2003 10:17:46 PM PDT · by piasa · 17 replies · 520+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | Tue, Aug 26, 2003 | JANINE ROBBEN
    When controversial New York attorney Stanley Cohen came to court last week seeking to represent Portland Seven defendant Patrice Lumumba Ford, the focus was on Cohen's prior representation of the spiritual leader of a Portland mosque where Ford had worshiped. How can Cohen fairly represent Ford, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones asked, when Cohen's former client Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye is being investigated for allegedly helping to finance the same conspiracy with which Ford is charged? According to an FBI affidavit unsealed Friday, Kariye may have raised $12,000, through unidentified worshipers at Masjed As-Saber in Southwest Portland, for Ford...
  • THE TERRORIST NEXT DOOR

    08/12/2003 2:35:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 29 replies · 1,013+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/12/03 | DANIEL PIPES
    <p>August 12, 2003 -- HOWLS of rage went up after the Joint Terrorism Task Force, guns drawn, arrested Maher Hawash in the parking lot of an Intel Corp. facility in March and placed him in solitary confinement. The protests intensified as prosecutors detained him without charges for more than a month in an Oregon jail while they pored over the evidence.</p>
  • Attorneys for Muslims want evidence tossed

    08/03/2003 3:17:34 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 221+ views
    AP ^ | August 3, 2003 | ANDREW KRAMER
    PORTLAND, Ore.--Attorneys for two American Muslims charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States have asked a federal judge to throw out evidence gathered under the FBI's new spy powers in the Patriot Act. The attorneys could not offer specific arguments for why the evidence should be dismissed, because the government has classified affidavits that explain its reasons for collecting the information. The attorneys asked to suppress 36 secret warrants that allowed the FBI to electronically intercept 271 conversations and bug the Portland-area home of at least one of seven defendants. FBI agents arrested the members of the...
  • FBI affidavit alleges American imam bankrolled jihad plot

    09/09/2003 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Destro · 33 replies · 1,180+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | 08/23/03 | LES ZAITZ
    FBI affidavit alleges imam bankrolled plot 08/23/03 LES ZAITZ One of six men charged with trying to join the Taliban and kill U.S. soldiers said Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, leader of Portland's largest mosque, funded the overseas trip with $12,000 that came from mosque members, according to a newly released FBI affidavit. Defendant Jeffrey Battle also was secretly recorded telling how Kariye, religious leader of the Islamic Center of Portland, participated in a prayer session at the mosque with the group just before the men left and later directed them to return if they couldn't get into Afghanistan, the affidavit said....
  • Six Groups Said to Be Monitored in U.S. for Possible Qaeda Links

    08/22/2003 7:07:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 163+ views
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 22, 2003 | DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    LONDON, Aug. 22 — American law enforcement officials are monitoring the activities of at least six groups in the United States they suspect are linked to Al Qaeda, senior government officials in the United States and Europe said this week. Most of the individuals whose movements and communications are being closely tracked are believed to be sympathizers of Osama bin Laden who may be engaged in low-level support activities for the Qaeda terror network, like raising money, relaying messages and recruiting new members, American and European officials said. The officials insisted that no evidence had emerged that any of the...
  • Federal prosecutors cast net for Portland mosque leader

    08/13/2003 1:51:52 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 08/13/03 | LES ZAITZ and MARK LARABEE
    Federal prosecutors disclosed Tuesday that prominent Islamic leader Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye is a target of a terrorism investigation because of "direct evidence" he helped a group of Portland men accused of trying to fight U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan Prosecutors say Kariye may have provided money and support "in other ways" to a group of six men who they say traveled to China in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. Federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Tuesday afternoon that Kariye, 41, is a "target of the ongoing investigation," which means investigators are building a criminal case against him. "The...
  • Ore. Engineer Pleads to Terrorism Charge

    08/06/2003 9:06:02 PM PDT · by TexKat · 11 replies · 265+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/6/03 | ANDREW KRAMER
    Maher 'Mike' Hawash holds his five-month-old daughter Sarra Hawash in their family home in Hillsboro, Ore., in this May 1998 family handout photo. Hawash, a software engineer pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, to a charge of aiding the Taliban, agreeing to testify against other suspects in exchange for the dropping of other terrorism charges. (AP Photo/Hawash Family) Ore. Engineer Pleads to Terrorism Charge By ANDREW KRAMER, Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Ore. - A software engineer who unsuccessfully tried to enter Afghanistan to fight against U.S. troops pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding the Taliban and agreed to testify against other...
  • Student reached out to Malvo (SNIPER)

    10/26/2002 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 46 replies · 536+ views
    Bellingham Herald ^ | October 26th, 2002 | John Stark
    <p>PEOPLE: Cheerleader says new student was always smiling, laughing.</p> <p>Bellingham High School cheerleader Briana Axelsson is the kind of person who wants to make newcomers feel welcome, so it seemed like a natural thing to her to sit down with John Lee Malvo in the high school cafeteria in the fall of 2001.</p>
  • Portland Islamic leader connected to charity under investigation, records show

    03/18/2003 1:46:27 AM PST · by sarcasm · 19 replies · 518+ views
    AP ^ | March 18, 2003
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The leader of Portland's biggest mosque sits on the board of an Islamic charity that's being investigated for terrorist links, federal tax records show. The Oregonian reported Tuesday that Alaa M. Abunijem has served on a three-person board in charge of the Michigan-based Islamic Assembly of North America since at least 1999, according to federal documents reviewed by the Portland newspaper. An FBI agent testified in an Idaho federal court last week that the bureau's evidence "clearly points" to the Islamic Assembly's role in promoting terrorism. Abunijem and other directors of the Islamic Assembly have not...
  • Terror Suspect Named Names

    05/07/2003 9:02:39 PM PDT · by piasa · 7 replies · 305+ views
    The Portland Tribune ^ | May 6, 2003 | Jim Redden
    After he was arrested on federal terrorism charges, Portland Seven defendant Jeffrey Leon Battle told investigators “that his intentions were to go fight in the jihad against American and coalition troops” and named other defendants as taking part in the alleged plot, according to recently filed court documents. Battle’s comments were detailed at length in a motion filed with the U.S. District Court by attorney Andrew Bates requesting that his client, Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal, be tried separately from the other defendants. In the motion, which was filed Wednesday, Bates alleges that Battle told a federal informant that he wanted to:...
  • Mike Hawash in New York Times

    04/12/2003 9:15:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies · 645+ views
    Warblogging.com ^ | April 4, 2003 | George Paine
    Four days ago Warblogging reported on the story of Maher (Mike) Hawash. Mr. Hawash's problems have now been the subject of an article in the New York Times. Mr. Hawash is a programmer, working at Intel, who was detained by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force as a material witness. He has so far spent just about two weeks in jail without being charged with a crime and without being questioned or told why he is detained. He is being kept in solitary confinement. Mr. Hawash was detained by FBI agents wearing helments, body armor and carrying assault rifles...