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  • The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya Cessation of Violence: An Ideological Reversal

    12/22/2006 8:09:36 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 465+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 12/21/06 | Y. Feldner, Y. Carmon, and D. Lev
    Introduction The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya organization, which perpetrated terror attacks in Egypt throughout the 1980s and '90s, has in recent years undergone an ideological reversal exceptional among Islamist organizations. The leaders of the organization have undertaken to forsake violence and have apologized for past attacks and now promote a new ideology of coexistence with the regime. In addition, they have gone to great lengths to argue against Al-Qaeda's ideology and to restrict its influence on Muslims. The Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya leadership's ideological reversal is an outstanding example of a collective shift away from violence by leaders of a prominent radical Islamist organization....
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
  • Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says

    10/21/2006 10:52:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,706+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2006 |
    October 21, 2006 Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says By JULIA PRESTON He was known as Juror 8, for the jury box chair where he listened silently for more than six months as the convoluted evidence unfolded in the trial of Lynne F. Stewart, the radical defense lawyer accused of aiding Islamic terrorism. The jurors argued behind closed doors in Federal District Court in Manhattan for another month before they finally agreed to convict Ms. Stewart on all five charges she faced for smuggling messages out of prison from her terrorist client, Sheik Omar...
  • Men 'had terrorism handbook'

    08/03/2006 10:52:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 35 replies · 1,283+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Katie Lapthorne
    TERRORISM suspects hoarded computer how-to guides on making explosives and articles about al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and jihad, a court heard yesterday. Aimen Joud, 21, also had graphic video footage of the execution and decapitation of a man said to have come from Chechnya in 1998, Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told. Federal police found the manuals on terrorism and militant Islam when searching the homes of Mr Joud and Shane Kent, 29, in September 2004. Sen-Constable Paul Madden told the court one handbook, known as the Vortex Cookbook, was later shown to the group's alleged spiritual leader, Abdul Nacer Benbrika....
  • 'Dr. Germ' had bio-weapon program just before war

    07/08/2006 7:41:18 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 19 replies · 1,068+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 8, 2006 | Not Cited
    The U.S. Army has released a Saddam-regime document revealing the infamous "Dr. Germ" prepared an analysis as late as 2002 of how to employ biological weapons using aircraft. The document is part of a collection held by the Foreign Military Studies Office, a research and analysis center under the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command. The material is made available to the public though a website. The analysis by Dr. Germ, Rehab Rasheed Taha, shows how far the Iraqi regime had advanced on its application of the weapon of mass destruction, notes blogger Ed Morrissey The document – which begins:...
  • Terror accused 'discussed killings'

    12/15/2005 6:15:19 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 657+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 December 2005
    TWO men accused of being members of a terrorist organisation allegedly discussed whether Prime Minister John Howard and his family should be killed as payback for the deaths of innocent Muslims, a Melbourne court has been told. The allegation was made at the second day of a bail hearing for Abdulla Merhi, 20, of Fawkner, and Hany Taha, 31, of Hadfield, at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court. They are among 10 men charged with being members of a terrorist organisation last month. Eight of the men also have been charged with financing a terrorist organisation. The alleged leader of the group,...
  • 'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail

    12/19/2005 5:04:42 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 89 replies · 2,841+ views
    Breaking News Ireland ^ | 12/19/05 | Breaking News Ireland
    'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail 19/12/2005 - 12:48:51 Notorious Saddam-Hussein-era officials have been released from jail in Iraq and some have already left the country, an Iraqi lawyer said today. A legal official in Baghdad said between 24 and 25 top former officials in Saddam Hussein’s government have been freed, including Rihab Taha, known as Dr Germ, and Huda Salih Ammash, known as as Mrs Anthrax. The Iraqi lawyer, Badee Izzat Aref, said some of those released were his clients. “The release was an American-Iraqi decision and in line with an Iraqi government ruling made in...
  • US Sets Saddam's Scientists Free

    12/19/2005 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 669+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2005
    US sets Saddam's scientists free Huda Ammash was educated in the US Eight former aides to Saddam Hussein - including two women accused of making biological weapons - have been released from US custody in Iraq. The freed detainees no longer pose a security threat, a US spokesman said. They include Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, nicknamed by the US "Mrs Anthrax" and Rihab Taha, also known as "Dr Germ". Reports have been circulating of a pre-election deal to free former regime figures in order to appease Iraq's Sunni Arabs, correspondents say. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said eight detainees...
  • 2 trailers deemed biological arms labs

    05/28/2003 11:35:47 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 674+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Rowan Scarborough
    <p>The CIA yesterday concluded that two truck trailers seized by coalition forces in northern Iraq were designed by Saddam Hussein's regime to produce biological weapons agents.</p> <p>A six-page agency white paper said an examination of the trailers' equipment showed that "BW [biological weapons] agent production is the only consistent, logical purpose for these vehicles."</p>
  • Anthrax dumped near Saddam palace

    03/29/2005 1:00:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 1,234+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | By Charles J. Hanley
    ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iraqi scientist has told U.S. interrogators that her team destroyed Iraq's stock of anthrax in 1991 by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, but never told U.N. inspectors for fear of angering the dictator. Rihab Rashid Taha's decision in 2003 to remain silent stoked suspicions of those who contended Iraq still harbored biological weapons, contributing to the U.S. decision to invade Iraq two years ago this month. "Whether those involved understood the significance and disastrous consequences of their actions is unclear," the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group says of Mrs. Taha and...
  • Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced war

    03/28/2005 11:11:20 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 3,189+ views
    WKRC ^ | 3/28/04
    Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced warLAST UPDATE: 3/28/2005 12:36:24 PM In early 2003, as war fever built in Washington, an Iraqi scientist faced a fateful choice. Rihab Rashid Taha could try to lower the heat by finally telling U.N. inspectors what happened to Iraq's "missing" anthrax. Or she could remain silent, rather than risk Saddam Hussein's wrath. The microbiologist's dilemma, she has told U.S. interrogators, was that her team 12 years earlier had destroyed the lethal bacteria by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, and the feared Iraqi...
  • US 'will not free' Iraq scientist

    09/22/2004 5:29:43 AM PDT · by veronica · 76 replies · 3,241+ views ^ | 9-22-04
    The US has dismissed reports from Iraq's justice ministry that one of two female scientists held in a US-run prison was to be released. A US source told the BBC that both prisoners were in the physical and legal custody of the Americans and would not be freed imminently. Militants have reportedly killed two American hostages and are threatening to kill a third, Briton Kenneth Bigley. They had demanded the release of all Iraqi women held in US-run prisons. The US says it is only holding two women prisoners - Rihab Rashid Taha and Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash - that...
  • Authorities to Release One of Two High-Profile Iraqi Women From Jail, Justice Ministry Says

    09/22/2004 12:16:13 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 72 replies · 2,053+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 22, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi authorities together with U.S. forces have decided to free one of only two high-profile women prisoners currently in American custody, a ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Noori Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim, however, denied the decision was linked to a demand by militants who abducted two Americans and a Briton calling for the release of all female Iraqi prisoners. "The Iraqi authorities have agreed with coalition forces to conditionally release Rihab Rashid Taha on bail", Ibrahim said. "The decision ... has nothing to do with the threat made by the kidnappers," he said. Taha, a scientist who became...
  • Iraq : Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders (ranks No. 47)

    04/29/2003 2:47:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 392+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 04/29/03 | NIKO PRICE
    Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders 16 minutes ago By NIKO PRICE, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s former oil minister, a trusted adviser who earlier oversaw Iraq (news - web sites)'s top-secret missile programs, has surrendered to U.S.-led forces, the U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. AP Photo (AP Video) Latest news: · U.S. Soldiers Fire at Iraqi Protesters AP - 6 minutes ago · Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders AP - 16 minutes ago · Last Soldier Missing in Iraq Found Dead AP - 27 minutes ago Special Coverage   Amer Mohammed Rashid, known...
  • “Peace in our time” Fingers crossed, Sudan's terrible war is inching closer to an end

    10/24/2003 8:04:29 AM PDT · by propertius · 158+ views
    The Economist ^ | Oct 23, 2003 | The Economist
    COLIN POWELL, America's secretary of state, took a two-hour break this week to drop in on Sudan's peace talks. Apparently, that was long enough. On October 22nd, for the first time, the Sudanese government and southern rebels agreed to a deadline (the end of the year) for signing a power-sharing pact to end the world's longest-running civil war. The conflict, said John Garang, the rebel leader, will be over by Christmas. At Mr Powell's press conference in Naivasha, the Kenyan town where the talks are taking place, rebels and government officials grinned, applauded and even hugged. Sudan has been at...
  • 2 major aides of Saddam captured

    05/12/2003 10:17:29 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2003 | By Jerry Seper
    <p>U.S. military forces in Iraq have taken custody of two key architects of Saddam Hussein's military machine: a microbiologist nicknamed "Dr. Germ" and the armed forces chief of staff.</p> <p>Rihab Rashid Taha, a top scientist with the Iraqi biological-weapons program, surrendered during the weekend after several days of negotiations with U.S. authorities, said Maj. Brad Lowell of the U.S. Central Command.</p>
  • US interrogates Dr Germ over banned weapons

    05/12/2003 3:24:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 297+ views
    UK Times ^ | ay 12, 2003 | Tim Reid
    AMERICAN forces in Iraq have taken into custody the British-trained scientist known as “Dr Germ” who headed Saddam Hussein’s programme to develop weapons-grade anthrax. Dr Rihab Rashid Taha, who received a doctorate after Saddam sent her to England in 1979 to study microbiology at the University of East Anglia, was being interrogated by the CIA last night over her knowledge of Iraq’s illegal weapons programmes. Although not on the list of the 55 most-wanted members of Saddam’s former regime, Dr Taha was one of his most senior biological weapons scientists and ran the Iraqi biological weapons facility that developed weapons-grade...
  • REPORT: "Dr. Germ" now in U.S. custody - U.S. says ‘Dr. Germ’ surrendered in Baghdad

    05/12/2003 9:41:34 AM PDT · by ppaul · 15 replies · 385+ views
    MSNBC NewsAlert ^ | 5/12/03 | Miklaszewski, Tammy Kupperman, Robert Windrem, AP & Reuters staff
    Iraqi scientist conducted research that led to bioweapons, U.S. saysWASHINGTON, May 12 — Dr. Rihab Taha, the Iraqi scientist credited with starting her nation’s biological weapons program, has surrendered, military and intelligence officials told NBC News on Monday. Taha, who has become known as “Dr. Germ,” turned herself in to American forces in Baghdad after a week of negotiations, they said. HER SURRENDER on Sunday came a week after another leading Iraqi scientist, Dr. Huda Ammash, was taken into U.S. custody. However, Ammash — dubbed “Mrs. Anthrax” in the Western media — has so far failed to provide anything...
  • Big fish - Rihab Taha - 'Dr. Germ' - In Custody

    05/12/2003 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 39 replies · 2,043+ views
    5/12/03 | MSNBC
    Dr. Germ reported in custody - Rihab Taha