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  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case

    06/28/2013 3:02:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Jun 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | by Abha Shankar
    "Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case" SNIPPET: "The Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank ("LCB") will pay $102 million as part of a settlement reached this week with federal prosecutors. The LCB was accused in a December 2011 complaint of funneling money to the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah as part of a global money-laundering scheme. The "settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and will continue to use...
  • After players, owners, Delhi Police targets don Dawood Ibrahim in spot-fixing scam

    06/10/2013 1:27:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    FINANCIAL EXPRESS.com (PRESS TRUST OF INDIA) ^ | JUN 07 2013, 20:20 IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The prosecution also told the court that most wanted Dawood has also been declared "international terrorist" and is facing stringent United Nations Security Council sanctions. In the running of organised criminal activities against strategic and economic security of India and its citizens, he plays a pivotal role."
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • O.C. Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Sending Funds to Terrorists

    03/30/2013 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | March 29, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | by Victoria Kim
    Snippet: "An Orange County pharmacist who admitted to wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison."
  • Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan bomber..

    03/06/2013 2:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    OREGON LIVE.com ^ | March 05, 2013 at 9:05 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 9:06 PM | By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
    "Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan suicide attacker, feds say" SNIPPET: "At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said."
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR HOY.com ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 YearsÂ’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. AttorneyÂ’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain & Use Weapon...

    12/01/2012 3:36:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    (AP) via THE BLAZE.com ^ | November 30, 2012 10:00 pm | n/a
    "Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain and Use Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Americans" SNIPPET: "MIAMI (AP) — Two South Florida men of Pakistani descent have been charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. The men were identified as brothers Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Pakistan and both were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area, prosecutors said."
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - 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...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH AND PROSTITUTION - PIMPING FOR JIHAD

    01/15/2012 11:05:54 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH AND PROSTITUTION - PIMPING FOR JIHADTerrorist and organized crime groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the United States GovernmentAuthor: Rex Hudson Project manager: Glenn Curtis July 2003 [Homepage: http://loc.gov/rr/frd/] TERRORIST AND ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS IN THE. TRI-BORDER AREA ( TBA) OF SOUTH AMERICA. Hizballah. Islamic terrorist groups have used the TBA for fund-raising, drug .... TBA for illicit activities such as smuggling, money laundering, and product piracy. ..... Ciudad del Este is an oasis for informants and spies; peddlers...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2011/san-diego-woman-pleads-guilty-to-conspiracy-to-provide-material-support-to-al-shabaab San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011 Southern District of California SAN DIEGO—Nima Yusuf, 25, a resident of San Diego, pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Diego to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced. Yusuf entered her plea before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, and the plea is subject to final acceptance by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz at or before sentencing. As part of...
  • Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist

    11/05/2011 12:50:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    FBI.gov - St. Louis - Press Release ^ | November 3, 2011 | n/a
    Quote: www.fbi.gov/stlouis/press-releases/2011/local-man-pleads-guilty-to-providing-material-support-to-terrorist-organization Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office November 03, 2011 Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, 31, pled guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. According to court documents, from February 2008 through at least July 2009, Yusuf, conspired with others to provide money to al Shabaab, which was designated by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization in February 2008. Yusuf transferred money to al Shabaab under fictitious names and telephone numbers utilizing money remitting...
  • Police Tail Sydney's Jihad Gang

    10/03/2011 1:50:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    DAILY TELEGRAPH.com.au - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ^ | October 02, 2011 12:00 AM | Yoni Bashan
    SNIPPET: "AN EXTREMIST Islamic group suspected of planning a crime spree across Sydney to raise money for the Taliban has been uncovered by counter-terrorism police. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that NSW Police and national security agencies have been investigating the group members for over a year, with the case currently active. The extremists have been the subject of a top secret operation led by the NSW Police Force, ASIO, Australian Federal Police and the NSW Crime Commission. A group of men, aged between 20 and 30, all Australian citizens of Middle Eastern-descent, have been identified as the core members."...
  • Five Arrested in Spain for Funding Terrorism

    10/03/2011 12:37:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "They are believed to have supported "terrorist groups that operate in the Algerian area of the Maghreb, specifically al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQIM), a Spanish ministry statement claimed. The group, aged 36 to 49, is also suspected of linking up with Islamist support groups in Italy, France, and Switzerland."
  • Taliban: 'Britain is our greatest source of funding'

    10/21/2010 1:32:07 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/21/2010 | Praveen Swami and Dean Nelson
    Group is funded by donations in mosques and Muslim community centres around the country. “We are not like a government, we depend on individuals,” a Taliban commander told Sky News. “We get donations from our Muslim brothers in Britain for jihad and they help us. It is the duty of all Muslims to pay towards fighting a jihad. And this is how we get our money and buy our weapons and carry on fighting.” The commander added that an attack on Britain and Europe could happen “at any time”. However, in what was seen as a blow to the insurgents,...
  • US citizen held in Spain for funding al-Qaida

    09/30/2010 4:07:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | IANS, Sep 30, 2010, 10.57am IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BARCELONA: A US citizen was arrested in this Spanish city for sending money to al-Qaida's North African branch, police said. Mohamed Omar Debhi, who is of Algerian descent, is accused of sending more than 60,000 euros to the al-Qaida Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is based in Algeria. Debhi, 43, was arrested in the Esplugues de Llobregat district, where he is a resident. He also faces charges of possessing a false ID and defrauding Spanish social security services. He is alleged to have sent money via a bank transaction to a fugitive Algerian militant named by police...
  • NY Man Nabbed for Financing Times Square Bomber

    09/15/2010 2:05:12 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 15, 2010
    A New York man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he unwittingly funded a Connecticut man's attempt to bomb Times Square on May 1 by providing unlicensed banking services, an arrest that continues an effort by federal authorities to reduce the illegal flow of money that can finance terrorism. Mohammad Younis, 44, was accused in an indictment in U.S. District Court in Manhattan of engaging in hawala activities, an informal banking system which relies on wire transfers, couriers and overnight mail. He was arrested at his Long Island home and brought to the courthouse, where he was expected to make...
  • Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity: Group Owns Property In Ashland

    06/04/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 30 replies · 334+ views
    koin.com ^ | June 4, 2004 | koin.com
    Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity Group Owns Property In Ashland ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Saudi Arabian government is trying to shut down an Islamic charity with ties to Oregon and to terrorism. Al-Haramain runs a branch in Ashland and owns a house and acreage (pictured) in the Southern Oregon town. The FBI shut down the Ashland branch and seized evidence several months ago. The Oregon foundation is accused of laundering money from overseas and channeling it to terrorist groups. Al-Haramain still owns the Ashland property but cannot use it until the investigation is complete. The organization's president...
  • BREAKING: Mosque Investor Was Terror Contributor

    09/02/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT · by jersey117 · 87 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | 9/2/10 | BY CHARLES LEAF
    MYFOXNY.COM - Fox 5 News reported Thursday that one of the financial backers of the Islamic mosque and cultural center project in Lower Manhattan once contributed to a terror group, although the investor says the contribution was made because he thought he was giving money to a harmless charity.
  • 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 MAGAZINE.com ^ | 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
    FBI.gov ^ | 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,...
  • Treasury Targets Taliban and Haqqani Network Leadership: Treasury Designates...

    07/23/2010 3:41:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 22, 2010 TG-782 Treasury Targets Taliban and Haqqani Network Leadership: Treasury Designates Three Financiers Operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three key leaders and financiers for the Taliban and its affiliated group the Haqqani Network, for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of the Taliban or the Haqqani Network. Today's designation, pursuant to Executive Order 13224 targets Gul Agha Ishakzai, the head of the Taliban's financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to senior Taliban leader Mullah Berader; and...
  • Hezbollah, Hamas Raise Money for ‘Terrorist Activities’ From Drug Trade in South America....

    06/09/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies · 107+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 09, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Amid growing concern about the illicit drug trade across the U.S.-Mexico border, the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas have been linked to South American drug trafficking organizations–and the money Hezbollah and Hamas make from narco-trafficking is used to finance their organizations, according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). “International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for their terrorist activities through linkages formed with DTOs in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina,” stated CRS in an April 30 report. As evidence that Hezbollah and...
  • West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah

    06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 469+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | June 3, 2010 | Blade Staff
    West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count...
  • Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism

    05/25/2010 12:14:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 488+ views
    CENTCOM.mil ^ | May 21, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Gen. Petraeus statement on Saudi Fatwa on Financing of Terrorism U.S. Central Command MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (May 21, 2010) - U. S. Central Commander, General David Petraeus, released the following statement today regarding the recent fatwa issued by The Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia which, for the first time, specifically condemns and outlaws financing terrorism as a violation of Islamic law. "Last month in Riyadh, the Council of Senior Scholars issued an important fatwa that deserves wider recognition than it has received. The Council has, of course, issued fatwas...
  • SWEDES RECRUITED BY SOMALI TERROR GROUP

    05/06/2010 2:54:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 657+ views
    THE LOCAL.se - Sweden's News In English ^ | Published: 5 May 10 18:31 CET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An al-Qaeda-linked extremist group in Somalia has recruited more than 20 young people from Sweden to fight in the war-torn African country, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) fears. Somali Islamic insurgency group Harakat al-Shabab Mujahideen ("Movement of Warrior Youth"), better known as Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is thought to have recruited dozens of Swedish youth to engage in terrorist acts, according to Göteborgs-Tidningen." SNIPPET: "Gothenburg was identified by several sources as the largest recruitment base in the country, the report said. Sweden is also a fundraising hub for the group, according to Svenska Dagbladet editorial writer Per...
  • Fighting Terrorist Financing in the Palestinian Territories

    04/23/2010 1:02:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 362+ views
    SNIPPET: “The recent news that Hamas militants broke into a Gaza Strip branch of the Bank of Palestine and stole $400,000 which had been frozen as part of terrorism investigation indicates that no matter what the Palestinian Authority may try, Hamas is willing to use violence to protect its interests. While the fractured government in the Palestinian territories has been making small steps towards stemming the flow of terrorist financing, it remains an uphill battle." Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/1907/fighting-terrorist-financing-in-the-palestinian
  • Westchester Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison in Manhattan Federal Court...

    04/20/2010 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 451+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Westchester Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison in Manhattan Federal Court for Attempting to Finance Terrorism and Perpetrating Massive Investment Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ABDUL TAWALA IBN ALI ALISHTARI was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 121 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to charges of terrorism financing and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge ALVIN K. HELLERSTEIN. According to the Information to which ALISHTARI pleaded guilty, other publicly filed...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Federal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigation

    04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 535+ views
    SNIPPET: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Bush Administration illegally wiretapped the U.S. branch of the Saudi Arabian-based charity al Haramain Islamic Foundation. While ground breaking in its assessment of the controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling is perhaps more important in that it may dismantle a five-year investigation into al Haramain's financial support for terrorist organizations. Al Haramain is active in more than 50 countries. The U.S. branch registered as a non-profit charity in Oregon in 1999.While it claims to "stand against terrorism, injustice, or subversive activities in any form, and [ ]...
  • SOMALI PIRATES HIJACK EIGHT SHIPS IN THREE DAYS

    03/31/2010 4:15:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ^ | March 30, 2010 | By Taylor Barnes, Correspondent
    Terrorism & Security "Somali pirates hijack eight ships in three days" "Somali pirates hijacked a cargo ship with 24 crew Monday, on the heels of capturing another seven vessels in the Indian Ocean over the weekend." Photo Gallery Somali pirates SNIPPET: "Pirates captured a Panama-flagged cargo ship just 10 miles from its port on Monday. The ship was last reported being sailed through the Gulf of Aden toward Somalia. The attack comes after seven ships were hijacked in the Indian Ocean this weekend and underscores the persistence of pirates even in the face of increased international patroling and private security...
  • INTERVIEW-Ties between al Qaeda, organised crime limited

    03/28/2010 10:25:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 238+ views
    (REUTERS) via ALERTNET.org ^ | 24 Mar 2010 11:44:33 GMT | By Luke Baker
    SNIPPET: "BRUSSELS, March 24 (Reuters) - SNIPPET: "There is a Venn diagram that you could draw with overlap between al Qaeda and organised crime," said Matthew Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute and a former deputy assistant secretary for intelligence at the U.S. Treasury. "But in the real world, as opposed to the Jack Bauer world, you don't have the Sicilian mafia and Osama bin Laden's guys meeting at the hip," he told Reuters in an interview, referring to the fictional counter-terrorism agent in the TV series 24. Levitt, a former terrorism analyst with the FBI and a...
  • Seven Charged For Illegal Export of Electronics to U.S. Designated Terrorist Entity in Paraguay

    02/19/2010 3:52:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 431+ views
    US DOJ.gov - Justice.gov/usao ^ | February 19, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: SEVEN CHARGED FOR ILLEGAL EXPORT OF ELECTRONICS TO U.S. DESIGNATED TERRORIST ENTITY IN PARAGUAY February 19, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Harold Woodward, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Michael Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Commerce (DOC), Adam J. Szubin, Director, Department of the...
  • Is al Qaeda Bankrupt?(choking off revenue stream)

    02/13/2010 3:54:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 923+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02/11/10 | Nathan Vardi
    Is al Qaeda Bankrupt? Nathan Vardi, 02.11.10, 04:00 PM EST Forbes Magazine dated March 01, 2010 Desperate for funds, the terrorist group has turned to affiliates that rely more and more on crime. Jihadists had a name for Abd al Hamid al Mujil--"the million dollar man." Al Mujil had forged a personal relationship with Osama bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, spending parts of the late 1990s in Afghanistan. In those days the Kuwaiti-born al Mujil traveled to various Arab countries to meet with bin Laden's deputies. As recently as 2006 al...
  • Piracy: The Threats and Possible Solutions [personal suggestions]

    12/19/2009 10:30:41 PM PST · by UAConservative · 13 replies · 1,815+ views
    December 19, 2009 | me
    Occasionally, I like to write editorials and opinion pieces to keep my writing skills up and take my frustrations with government policy at the same time.I doubt this will ever run in a newspaper, but I've decided to share it anyhow. Piracy: The Threats and Possible Solutions Part I: The Threat We all remember the times when we were kids. We remember raising the jolly roger, wearing an eye patch, and having a parrot on our shoulder. Normally we would have our parents play the role of victim as we plundered fake gold coins as we, and our friends, would...
  • Somali Pirates Open Up a "Stock Exchange"

    12/02/2009 12:45:35 AM PST · by newbie2008 · 13 replies · 1,182+ views
    reginaldo writes to clue us that pirates in Somalia have opened up a cooperative in Haradheere, where investors can pay money or guns to help their favorite pirate crew for a share of the piracy profits. "'Four months ago, during the monsoon rains, we decided to set up this stock exchange. We started with 15 "maritime companies" and now we are hosting 72. Ten of them have so far been successful at hijacking,' Mohammed [a wealthy former pirate who took a Reuters reporter to the facility] said. ... Piracy investor Sahra Ibrahim, a 22-year-old divorcee, was lined up with others...
  • Somali pirates get $3.3M ransom, free 36 hostages

    11/20/2009 12:06:14 AM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | November 18, 2009 | Mohamed Olad Hassan and Daniel Woolls
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — As a Spanish warship looked on, a $3.3 million ransom was delivered by boat Tuesday and Somali pirates freed a Spanish trawler and its 36 crew members. Spain's prime minister did little to deny paying off the hijackers — one reason the lucrative attacks are on the rise. "The government did what it had to do," Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told a news conference in Madrid. "The important thing is that the sailors will be back with us. The first obligation of a country, of the government of a state, is to save the lives...
  • Iraqis Arrest Terrorist Financier, Others

    10/01/2009 4:50:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 534+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 – Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, in recent days have arrested an alleged terrorist financier and recruiter, as well as five suspects in a roadside bomb network, military officials reported. In Balad, the Iraqi army’s emergency response brigade arrested alleged Khitab Hezbollah financier and recruiter Khalid Masur Ismail in Baghdad’s Sadr City district. Ismail, who also is known as Abu Mustafa, was arrested on a court-issued warrant when he identified himself upon contact and admitted to working as a manager for a security firm alleged to be a front for Khitab Hezbollah. During the operation, Iraqi...
  • The liquid bomb plot 'terror banker' still walking free...

    09/10/2009 12:06:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 361+ views
    DAILY MAIL.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 2:26 PM on 08th September 2009 | by Daily Mail Reporter
    "The liquid bomb plot 'terror banker' still walking free in London as Yard chief accuses U.S. of rushing investigation" By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 2:26 PM on 08th September 2009 SNIPPET: "And it also emerged today that a suspected key figure in the plot is still at large in Britain despite being pinpointed as an Al Qaeda financier with links both to the airline plan and the 21/7 bombers." SNIPPET: "Intelligence sources in the UK have indicated it was surveillance of Mohammed Al Ghabra, 29, who first led them to the airline plotters. He is suspected of being...
  • 2 KILOS OF HEROIN, 3 BOMB VESTS, AND 15 KILOS OF EXPLOSIVES

    09/03/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 697+ views
    SNIPPET - Quote: Pak raids unravel Taliban-drugs link ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities arrested 13 Islamist militants in separate raids that police said on Monday foiled major terrorist attacks and provided clues to how drug sales help fund the Taliban.
  • A Weakening Will To Crush Terror

    08/13/2009 5:33:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 682+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    The Law: Terrorists have had lots to celebrate recently as court rulings from Bangkok to Madrid wiped out years of work to stop them and raised doubts about treating the war on terror as a law-enforcement action.Last Friday, a U.S. federal judge ordered the release of Sheik Mohammed al-Moayad, a Yemeni cleric convicted in 2005 of financing Hamas and trying to bankroll al-Qaida by as much as $20 million. Al-Moayad had been sentenced to 75 years, but based on claims of improperly admitted evidence, a judge ordered him freed. Now set for deportation, he will likely kill again. Then on...
  • ACLU Recommendations Would Mean 'More Money for Hamas'

    06/23/2009 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 322+ views
    SNIPPET: "The American Civil Liberties Union released a report June 16 (together with a You Tube video) attacking the U.S. government's efforts to shut down terrorist-financing charities. The report was based on 120 interviews, 115 of which were conducted with Muslim community leaders and other Muslims "directly affected by" U.S. government policies regarding the charities. It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) – that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation and other charities accused of raising money for terrorist...
  • Sharia-Compliant Finance Funds Jihad

    04/04/2008 2:36:36 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 76+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4 April 08 | Deroy Murdock
    Turn your clock back 70 years. Imagine that Wall Street banks and brokerages sold Nuremberg-compliant bonds and stock funds in 1938. American Nazi sympathizers bought financial instruments certified by Berlin-based advisors as free of “Jewish profits” from, say, Salomon Brothers and Bloomingdale’s. In turn, a percentage of such funds’ gains underwrote pro-Nazi charities, like the German-American Bund, and similar organizations in the Fatherland, like the Hitler Youth. Seventy years hence, an analogous outrage grows on Wall Street, only this time for real. Sharia-compliant finance (SCF) is expanding among banks and securities houses eager to absorb the hundreds of billions of...