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  • Aafia Siddiqui: Repaying Opportunity With Terror

    04/30/2013 5:17:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 30, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Aafia Siddiqui: Repaying Opportunity With TerrorPosted By Mark Tapson On April 30, 2013 @ 12:36 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments One of the more jaw-dropping excuses that the news media have concocted in defense of the Boston Marathon bombers’ murderous evil is that America herself failed the two immigrant brothers. “Expecting hospitality,” sympathized an American University professor, “they felt alienated and disillusioned, even with all of the opportunities and privileges available to them as citizens of this country.” This is reminiscent of a parallel tale of opportunities and privileges made available to...
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, PRIVATE BERGDAHL

    12/25/2009 4:16:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 43 replies · 773+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 25 December 2009 @ 23:08 | Aaron Weisburd
    Private Bergdahl - assuming he's still alive - is spending Christmas as a captive of the Taliban. His captors spent the last day or two uploading a video showing Private Bergdahl reading a statement. The video was divided into four segments and uploaded to YouTube on 25 December 2009. The YouTube account is:
  • Bombers' Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists

    Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque the Islamic Society of Boston and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there." In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including: (snipped) Abdurahman ,Alamoudi,Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmad Abousamra, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jamal Badawi, and The Tsarnaev brothers,
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Ex-NBA star educates police on Islam (using his money and fame to promote the virtues of Islam)

    04/18/2003 7:17:18 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 19 replies · 853+ views
    foxsports ^ | Apr. 17, 2003 | Associated Press
    Ex-NBA star educates police on Islam HOUSTON (AP) Houston police learned a lesson about Islam from former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon as part of a program to educate officers about the city's diverse communities. Olajuwon spoke to officers Wednesday at the Hakeem Islamic Dawah Center, a mosque and Islamic education center built with money provided by the NBA star. Organizers of the Houston Police Department's program said they wanted someone who could put a face on Islam to dispel cultural stereotypes. "This type of program is so important in today's world, where Islam has been so misunderstood by so...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorneys Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, ALU.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Taliban demand prisoner swap for kidnapped British aid worker

    09/27/2010 2:00:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 27th 2010 | Ben Farmer
    Taliban militants are holding the British woman kidnapped in Afghanistan and want to exchange her for a female Pakistani scientist jailed last week in America, it has been reported. A local Taliban commander named Mohammad Osman said he had kidnapped the woman and her Afghan colleagues in Kunar province on Sunday. He told an Afghan press agency with close ties to the Taliban that he was demanding an exchange for Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui, a 38-year-old neuroscientist, was jailed last week by a New York court for 86 years for the attempted murder of US agents and soldiers who were trying...
  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2463.htm. NOTE: You...
  • Taliban to execute US soldier if Aafia not released

    02/05/2010 9:46:32 PM PST · by Velveeta · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Pak Tribune ^ | 2/5/2010 | PakTribune
    PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban on Thursday demanded the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who has been convicted by the US court on charges of her alleged attempt to murder US soldiers in Afghanistan, and threatened to execute an American soldier they were holding currently. They claimed Aafia Siddiquis family had approached the Taliban network through a Jirga of notables, seeking their assistance to put pressure on the US to provide her justice. Being Muslims, it becomes our religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges, said a...
  • Lady al Qaida: Guilty on all Counts

    02/04/2010 2:27:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 389+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | February 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "Midway through the trial, two jurors were excused after they told the judge that a man in the visitor's gallery made a hand motion as if he were firing a gun at them and mouthed an obscenity. One of the jurors told the judge he was "really freaked out" by the incident and another said he could not remain impartial "anything anyone makes what I view as a death threat." The guilty verdict on all counts means that at sentencing the judge could order Siddiqui spend the rest of her life in a federal prison."
  • Pakistani Scientist Convicted of Trying to Kill Americans

    02/03/2010 11:42:34 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 13 replies · 419+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-3-10
    NEW YORK A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist has been convicted of charges she tried to kill Americans while she was detained in Afghanistan. A Manhattan jury found Aafia Siddiqui guilty Wednesday of seven counts of attempted murder. Authorities had called her an Al Qaeda supporter before she was detained in Afghanistan in 2008. They claim she was caught carrying bomb-making instructions and a list of New York landmarks. However, she had not faced terrorism charges.
  • Lady Qaeda case chilling view of circus to come

    01/30/2010 3:26:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 666+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Imagine this nightmare courtroom scenario: Un hinged Jew-bashing, open mockery of American soldiers, juror intimidation and coldly calculated exploitation of US constitutional protections by a suspected al Qaeda defendant. Well, there's no need to wait for the Gitmo terror trial circuses. New York City is already getting a glimpse of the future. Jihadi scientist Aafia Siddiqui is on trial right now in a Manhattan federal court for the attempted murder and assault of US military personnel in Afghanistan's Ghazni province two years ago. She's an accomplished Karachi, Pakistan-born scientist who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology...
  • Judge Removes Al Qaeda Suspect From Courtroom After Upheaval (The circus trials continue)

    01/25/2010 12:20:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/2010 | AP
    There's been more upheaval at the Manhattan trial of a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist linked to Al Qaeda. The judge had Aafia Siddiqui removed from the courtroom Monday after she began ranting about the proceedings. Two jurors were removed shortly afterward for unclear reasons and will be replaced by alternates.
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/01/21/2010-01-21_lady_al_qaedas_lawyers_angry_over_extra_security_checks_at_court_where_shes_on_t.html#ixzz0dKS2tvgx
  • Aafia Siddiqui, aka 'Lady Al Qaeda,' thrown out of court after ranting at jurors again

    01/20/2010 8:50:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 315+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 1/20/10 | staff
    The erratic terror suspect dubbed "Lady Al Qaeda" was tossed from her own trial Tuesday after a courtroom rant declaring she never plotted to blow up New York landmarks. Aafia Siddiqui's diatribe came as a U.S. Army captain described the savage look on her face when she opened fire on a roomful of military personnel in Afghanistan.
  • Reputed al-Qaida supporter taken from NY courtroom

    01/19/2010 10:37:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 19, 2010 | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist punctuated the first day of her attempted murder trial Tuesday by shouting that the prosecution's first witness was lying, prompting her to be pulled from the courtroom. Aafia Siddiqui, a reputed al-Qaida supporter, is charged with trying to kill U.S. military officers and federal agents in Afghanistan in July 2008. Her outburst came less than two hours after her trial began in federal court in Manhattan. U.S. Army Capt. Robert Snyder testified that documents found in Siddiqui's purse included targets for a mass casualty attack, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' ... Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool

    01/14/2010 5:31:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 772+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Updated July 14, 2010, 3:17 pm | ALISON GENDAR
    SNIPPET: ""If they have a Zionist or Israeli background...they are all mad at me," said Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained neuroscientist charged with attempted murder. "I have a feeling everyone here is them - subject to genetic testing....They should be excluded if you want to be fair," she told Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman." SNIPPET: "Berman ruled the jury can hear about the target list and other handwritten notes but tossed as evidence the chemicals and mass-produced documents from "how-to" terror manuals. Prosecutors also are barred from bringing up Siddiqui's alleged ties or sympathies with Al Qaeda because they would create...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • Boston Terrorist Boycotts Her Own Trial

    01/06/2010 8:41:10 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 17 replies · 687+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Jan. 06, 2010 | The Last Crusade
    Demands Obama's Intervention IRATE MUSLIMS PROTEST SIDDIQUI TERROR TRIAL IN NYC thelastcrusade.org Global Voices for Justice, and members of RevolutionMuslim.com, are planning a massive protest before the federal courthouse at 500 Pearl Street in New York City in support of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is on trial for opening fire on a US Soldier and being an Al Qaeda member. During a typically stormy hearing last week, Dr. Siddiqui interrupted the presiding Judge Richard Berman, rebuked her own lawyers, and directed strident appeals to the courtroom which was filled with her Islamic supporters. I am boycotting this trial, she...
  • Al-Qaida suspect promises to boycott her New York trial

    11/19/2009 7:02:35 PM PST · by Tigen · 7 replies · 684+ views
    JPost ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | apny
    A Pakistan native who was trained as a scientist in the US and suspected of being an al-Qaida operative has promised to boycott her January trial in New York. Aafia Siddiqui interrupted lawyers to announce in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday that she did not plan to participate in her trial. Then, during a break, she told US marshals she did not want to return to the courtroom when they led her out as she continued talking. Siddiqui faces charges after US authorities said she grabbed a gun and fired it at a police station in Afghanistan in July...
  • Daniel Pipes: The "Fun-Loving" Terrorist Who Was Good to His Mother

    12/22/2003 3:25:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 277+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 21, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    The news last month that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque." Another described him...
  • Feds Used Ruse in Terror Case

    09/25/2007 7:41:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 275+ views
    Charlotte.com/ap ^ | 9-25-07 | Harry Webber
    Investigators used a ruse to question a man later charged with aiding terrorists, an FBI agent testified Tuesday at a hearing over admissibility of the conversation and a search of the defendant's luggage. FBI agent Michael Scherck said he and another law enforcement officer approached Ehsanul Sadequee as he got off a flight from Atlanta to New York on Aug. 18, 2005, and told him they wanted to talk to him about passenger complaints that he had acted suspiciously on the plane. Scherck said that in fact there were no complaints, but investigators wanted biographical information from Sadequee as part...
  • OBAMA'S INAUGURATION PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY TERROR LINKED GROUP PRES

    01/15/2009 12:18:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 967+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 15, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Of all the clergy in America ..... why her?Obama invites Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood linked ISNA to offer prayer atinauguration. ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in the same Hamas funding case that named CAIR as a Muslim Brotherhood group - in the same Brotherhood document that speaks of its goal of destroying Western civilization from within. (more)Creeping Sharia has more: A prayer will be offered at the National Cathedral by Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of the Islamic Society of North America, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release...
  • Fry's [Electronics] embezzling suspect well known to Vegas D.A.'s office

    12/28/2008 8:01:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 1,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2008 | Matthew B. Stannard
    As head of the bad check unit at the Clark County, Nev., district attorney's office, Zadrowski has seen a lot of deadbeat gamblers reported by the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip - at least 700 a month, a number that has climbed as the economy has soured. But a few of those names stick in his memory - and Ausaf Umar Siddiqui is one of them. Turns out the Clark County district attorney's office is one of a number of agencies that has been watching Palo Alto resident Siddiqui, 42, who was arrested Friday on a federal complaint of...
  • Casinos might owe Fry's for exec's losses ($65 million kickback scheme)

    12/25/2008 12:07:45 AM PST · by dennisw · 32 replies · 1,347+ views
    San Fran Chronic ^ | December 24, 2008 | Matthew B. Stannard, Chronicle Staff Writer
    For years, Ausaf Umar Siddiqui lived big in Las Vegas, gambling and losing millions of dollars - including money the Internal Revenue Service now says was embezzled through a $65 million kickback scheme he engineered as a Fry's Electronics vice president. Should the casinos have suspected something was wrong prior to Siddiqui's arrest Friday? "At what point or under what circumstances should the casinos be held accountable?" posited William Eadington, director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno. "I wouldn't be at all surprised if Fry's lawyers are all over...
  • Fry's executive with huge gambling debt accused of fraud (electronics store)

    12/22/2008 5:27:48 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 52 replies · 1,297+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/22/08 | By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News
    one-time computer salesman who rose through the ranks to help build Fry's Electronics into a robust national retailer is facing allegations that he defrauded the San Jose-based company out of $65 million, much of which he used to pay off enormous gambling debts in Las Vegas. Ausaf Umar Siddiqui, 42, who goes by "Omar" and has been Fry's vice president of merchandising and operations, appeared in federal court today, where prosecutors filed a complaint that alleges he was involved in a "secret kickback scheme to defraud Fry's Electronics of millions of dollars." Fry's executives didn't know about the illegal kickbacks,...
  • Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island

    09/17/2008 12:39:24 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 17, 2008 | Annie Jacobsen
    Aafia Siddiqui is believed to be an al-Qaeda operative. Among the documents in her possession were handwritten notes referring to a mass-casualty attack listing locations commonly known to be targets: Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. But one target, Plum Island, remains virtually unknown to the American public. If Siddiqui really is an al-Qaeda operative, the consideration that this government facility (officially known as the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center) is a target is unnerving....
  • Alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda Indicted: Could Provide 'Treasure Trove' of Intelligence

    09/02/2008 4:49:31 PM PDT · by homeguard · 12 replies · 239+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2008 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    Aafia Siddiqui, the alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda, was indicted by federal authorities in New York today for allegedly attempting to kill the FBI agents, US soldiers, interpreters and others who attempted to interview her following her July capture in Afghanistan. The seven count indictment detailed her alleged possession of detailed handwritten notes on "dirty bombs," terrorist recruiting, New York targets, and the relative casualty rates for various weapons of mass destruction.
  • F.B.I. Presents Anthrax Case, Saying Scientist Acted Alone

    08/07/2008 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Shermy · 274 replies · 1,336+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2008 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday outlined a pattern of bizarre and deceptive conduct by Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist who killed himself last week, presenting a sweeping but circumstantial case that he was solely responsible for mailing the deadly anthrax letters that killed five people in 2001. After nearly seven years of a troubled investigation, officials of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department declared that the case had been solved. Jeffrey A. Taylor, the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, said the authorities believed that based on the evidence we had collected, we...
  • Keep your guard up, N.Y. (on Siddiqui captured last month in Afghanistan)

    08/14/2008 3:11:57 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 154+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 14 2008
    For those who thought Osama Bin Laden's coven comprised only homicidal males, we bring you Aafia Siddiqui, captured last month in Afghanistan. In her possession were "documents describing the creation of explosives, chemical weapons and other weapons involving biological material and radiological agents." And, the scariest thing, a list of New York landmarks - Statue of Liberty, Times Square - the subway system and Plum Island, the government research laboratory off Long Island. Siddiqui, a 36-year-old Pakistani and a graduate of MIT, was nabbed lurking around a government compound in Afghanistan. While awaiting questioning, she allegedly grabbed a U.S. Army...
  • Pakistan officially demands Aafias custody from U.S

    08/12/2008 9:38:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 243+ views
    geo.tv (Pakistan) ^ | August 13, 2008
    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has officially demanded U.S that Pakistani detainee Dr. Aafia Siddiqui be provided under Pakistans custody here on late Tuesday, sources said. Pakistan ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani has forwarded a letter to U.S. State Department demanding sue motto custody of Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan, it added. Letter reveals Pakistans demand to U.S. to immediately entrust Dr. Aafia and her three children to Pakistan custody, Pakistan embassy sources said. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui matter has been politicized in Pakistan and the people want her immediate release, it further added.
  • American-trained neuroscientist charged with trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    08/06/2008 3:02:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 247+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 05, 2008 | Eric Schmitt
    An American-trained Pakistani neuroscientist with ties to operatives of Al Qaeda has been charged with trying to kill American soldiers and FBI agents in a police station in Afghanistan last month, and was scheduled to face a judge in New York on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department. The scientist, Aafia Siddiqui, who studied at Brandeis University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was transferred Monday to New York and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and assault, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement. ...Americans entered a...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her familys lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiquis incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. I dont believe that...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Exeter explosion: Autistic bomb suspect 'radicalised by gang'

    05/23/2008 2:38:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 87+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 23 2008 | Duncan Gardham, Nick Allen, Richard Savill and Richard Edwards
    The man detained over a suspected suicide bomb attack in Exeter was an autistic 22-year-old allegedly radicalised by a gang of suspected Muslim radicals who were being monitored by police and MI5, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Investigating officers said that Nicky Reilly received a text message of "encouragement" hours before the nailbomb attack in a family restaurant. Police have made the first arrests as the net closed in on the suspected radicals alleged to have groomed the bomber. Sources close to the investigation said that the alleged corruption of a vulnerable young man - who suffered from Asperger's Syndrome,...
  • N.C. man linked to hijackers pleads guilty

    12/06/2001 12:40:45 PM PST · by mykdsmom · 14 replies · 116+ views
    News and Observer ^ | December 6, 2001 | PAUL NOWELL
    GREENSBORO -- A Pakistani man federal officials have said is linked to hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty today to voter fraud. Imtiaz Ahmed Siddiqui entered the plea in a brief federal court hearing in which no mention was made of the allegation that he may be acquainted with terrorists. Siddiqui, 31, answering questions in halting English, admitted he claimed to be a U.S. citizen when he filled out a voter registration form in Durham in August, though he is actually a Pakistani citizen. "Yes, I am," he said when U.S. District Judge James Beaty Jr., asked if ...
  • Row as radical cleric arrives in the Netherlands

    09/09/2006 3:17:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | September 10 2006 | Michel Hoebink
    On Saturday, the radical Pakistani Muslim Mohammed Anas Noorani Siddiqui is fronting an international conference in Amsterdam. In the Dutch parliament, though, eyebrows have been raised about why the man - who is considered a radical - has even been given a visa. Siddiqui will speak the conference in the Taibah mosque in the South East of Amsterdam on Saturday. When on Thursday it turned out that the man had been given a visa, Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner was called to account in the Dutch parliament. Almost all parliamentary factions thought it surprising that the controversial Muslim leader, who...
  • Rod Dreher: This Islamic group tends to extremes

    10/26/2003 4:29:48 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 58 replies · 684+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/23/2003 | Rod Dreher
    Nazi? Moi? All I had done was ask a simple question of Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, the general secretary of the Islamic Society of North America, who recently met with The Dallas Morning News' editorial board. Dr. Syeed's revealing reaction he said that my query reminded him of "Nazism" and that I would have to "repent" tells us a great deal about American Islam's extremist problem ... and ours. ISNA is the largest Islamic organization in the country, serving as an umbrella group for 300 or so mosques, cultural centers and affiliated groups. The North American Islamic Trust,...
  • Bank of England names 19 terror suspects

    08/10/2006 9:33:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,620+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | AP
    LONDON - The Bank of England froze the assets of 19 people early Friday, naming them as people arrested Thursday in connection with an alleged terror plot to bomb British passenger jets. "On the advice of the police and security services, the Treasury has instructed the Bank of England to issue notices to effect a freeze of the assets of a number of individuals arrested in yesterday's operations," a Treasury statement said. Most of those named in the list were London residents, and many bore Muslim names. Scotland Yard had no immediate comment. The bank released the following names: Abdula...
  • Atlanta men met with ( Islamic )extremists in Toronto: FBI

    04/22/2006 7:10:50 AM PDT · by fanfan · 16 replies · 1,089+ views
    CTV News ^ | Fri. Apr. 21 2006 11:28 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    Two Atlanta-area men met with Islamic extremists in Toronto, where they discussed "strategic locations in the United States suitable for a terrorist strike," according to an FBI affidavit made public Friday. Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee -- U.S. citizens from the Atlanta area -- met with at least three other targets of FBI terrorism investigations during a trip to Toronto last month, according to the affidavit. The affidavit said the men discussed attacks against oil refineries and military bases. They also planned to travel to Pakistan for military training at a terrorist camp, which authorities said the 21-year-old...
  • Ex-Londoners diary of Jihad: A portrait sprinkled with Holy Quran verses and epithets

    08/08/2005 10:08:40 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 7 replies · 376+ views
    Printed on sheets of paper from Mr Siddiques computer, in mostly capital letters, its 35 pages are sprinkled with British slang, profanities and verses from the Holy Quran. Entries from the diary were shared with The New York Times by a Pakistani security official who insisted on anonymity because of the delicacy of the investigation. Across the top of its first page is a quote from the Holy Quran: The greatest tests are truly to be soon alleviated, the report said. While denying involvement in the two plots, Mr Siddique has told interrogators that he spent the last two years...
  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistans disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali. US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khans travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • Programer accused of hacking drivers license files

    05/13/2005 8:49:39 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 17 replies · 866+ views
    Associated Press | DICK PETTYS
    ATLANTA (AP) A computer programmer for a sensitive state agency, who apparently was hired without undergoing a background check, has been charged with computer intrusion and theft for accessing Georgia drivers license files without authorization. The Georgia Technology Authority said Asif Siddiqui was arrested April 28 at the agencys offices near the state Capitol after the agency discovered he had logged into the database outside of work hours without having a reason to do so. He used to work on this system but there was no reason for him to be involved in any way when the intrusion was...
  • Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties

    05/28/2004 8:10:06 PM PDT · by antonia · 38 replies · 3,499+ views
    http://inn.globalfreepress.com/ ^ | 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 tieshttp://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=269 By Ewing20012004/5/24 On May 18th, 2004, according to Newsmax, Nick Berg's family insisted that...
  • Al-Qaeda bought diamonds ahead of Sept. 11 attacks, UN investigators told

    08/07/2004 11:52:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 917+ views
    myTELUS ^ | August 07 2004 | The Canadian Press
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A series of witnesses place six top al-Qaida fugitives in Africa buying up diamonds in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a confidential report by UN-backed prosecutors obtained by The Associated Press. The first-person accounts detailed by the prosecutors add to long-standing claims that al-Qaida laundered millions of dollars in terror funds through African diamonds before launching its deadliest offensive. Al-Qaida figures, including some already wanted in pre-Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. targets, dealt directly with then-president Charles Taylor and other leaders and warlords in the West African country of Liberia from 1999...
  • Terror Suspects Named by U.S. Officials

    05/26/2004 12:41:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 945+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/04 | Associated Press
    A look at suspected al-Qaida operatives U.S. officials believe may be part of a plot to attack America: _ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH: A Saudi native who used to live in South Florida. Nicknamed "Jafar the Pilot," El Shukrijumah is believed to be a possible leader of a terrorism cell or organizer similar to Mohamed Atta. He was a top planner of the Sept. 11 attacks and piloted one of the hijacked planes. FBI officials began searching for El Shukrijumah last year due in part to the overseas interrogation of captured al-Qaida senior planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Federal prosecutors in northern...