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  • 'Either You Convert to Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded'

    09/09/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 9 Sep 2013
    The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. .. The village is located just 25 miles from Damascus, and sites within the village are dedicated as United Nations world heritage sites. Residents still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The rebels who took over the city are associated with the al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-associated Islamist group. Villagers reported foreign dialects ranging from Tunisian to Libyan, from Moroccan to Chechen.
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • Information Arises on Chiheb Esseghaier, al Qaeda Terrorist Arrested in Canada; Was PhD Student

    04/22/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/22/13 | Aurelius
    Canada and the United States foiled an attempted attack by al Qaeda today, arresting Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser. Among other things, Esseghaier, it has been learned, was a PhD student at INRS University in Quebec. On Esseghaier's Linkedin profile, he posted this picture as his profile: His profile lists various colleges that he has attended, including INRS, Université de Sherbrooke, and IPEST in Tunis. Esseghaier states that he is able to speak Arabic, French, and English. Esseghaier explains in a short biography he wrote on a personal website: Born in Tunis, Tunisia. I got Engineer degree in Industrial Biology...
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • Syrian Jihadist Rebels Seize Jordan-Israeli Buffer Zone

    03/24/2013 8:29:50 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 3/24/2013, 2:30 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    Syrian rebel forces have seized a 25-kilometer (15 mile) buffer zone stretching from the Jordanian border to the Golan Heights. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog agency, “Fighters loyal to Al Nusra Front, Al Yarmuk Brigade, Al Mutaz Billah Brigade and others took control of Al Rai military checkpoint” east of Sahem al-Golan, in the Dara'a province. snip The rebel forces referred to in the statement are part of the radical jihadist group known as the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Syria, which despises what it considers the rival Western-backed Syrian National Council, the larger...
  • Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

    12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | December 9, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2011/alleged-terrorist-indicted-in-new-york-for-the-murder-of-five-american-soldiers Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2011 Eastern District of New York NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009. Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First...
  • Tunisia: Islamic Students Besiege University

    11/29/2011 2:44:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com - News Brief ^ | November 29, 2011 05:44 Reported | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A group of 40 Islamic students besieged a university near the capital city in Tunisia and held students and teachers hostage."
  • MPAC Proud to Host Radical Tunisian Leader

    11/29/2011 1:55:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "A radical Tunisian Islamist leader, denied an entry visa into the United States during the 1990s, is scheduled to make two appearances on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Party, will attend a forum on the Arab Spring at the Cannon Office Building, an announcement from the event's sponsor, the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) said. He'll also attend a special dinner Tuesday evening. Ghannouchi's Ennahda Party recently won the majority in the first free parliamentary elections since the ouster of Tunisia's longtime ruler, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali." SNIPPET: "In a May interview with the...
  • Islamist party sweeps Tunisian vote

    10/28/2011 9:13:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | October 28, 2011 | Mariette le Roux
    A Tunisian Islamist party has emerged victorious in the Arab Spring's first elections, taking 41.47 per cent of votes cast nine months after the ouster of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali... The Islamist Ennahda party now has the single-biggest share of the assembly that will rewrite the constitution, appoint a president and form a caretaker government, elections chief Kamel Jendoubi told journalists in Tunis. He also announced the invalidation of six candidates' lists of the Petition for Justice and Development, including one in Sidi Bouzid, notably due to "financial irregularities". ... The provisional results put two leftist parties in...
  • A7 Exclusive: Tunisian Protesters Shouted 'Death to the Jews!'

    02/23/2011 8:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/23/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Protesters demanding the ouster of their new unity government in Tunisia are also now calling for 'Death to the Jews.' A local source who spoke exclusively with Israel National News on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution warned this week “the situation is not getting better for the Jews,” Tunisians took to the streets Sunday demanding the ouster of the country's prime minister, Mohammed Ghanoucci, whom they denounced as part of the former regime, toppled three weeks ago.
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution

    01/16/2011 8:42:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11 | Nabila Ramdani
    Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila. The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings. While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips. The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • 2 GUANTANAMO DETAINEES ARRIVE IN ITALY

    12/01/2009 1:19:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 563+ views
    (AP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 11.30.09, 23:45 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Adel Ben Mabrouk, 39, and Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri, 43, are suspected of being members of a terror group with ties to al-Qaida. They were immediately taken into custody upon arrival in Milan and will be interrogated, a prosecutor told The Associated Press.
  • TERRORISTS IN THE MAKING? Egypt Pursues Europeans Taking Arabic Classes

    10/02/2009 1:05:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 510+ views
    SPIEGEL.de ^ | September 25, 2009 | This article has been provided courtesy of NRC Handelsblad.
    SNIPPET: "Arabic language schools in Nasr City are doing well and many Salafists come to Egypt in to learn the language of the Koran. Many deeply religious students from Europe come to Egypt to learn Arabic. The question is: are these European Salafists coming to study the language of the Koran or to prepare terrorist attacks?" SNIPPET: "In addition to language lessons, they usually follow courses in Islamic law offered by teachers ranging from the renowned Al-Azhar University to clandestine imams without permits. "Religious fanatics want to be taken seriously," says Walid al-Gohari, founder and director of the Al-Fajr institute,...
  • U.K.: Counterterror advisor to Metropolitan Police is on Interpol wanted list

    12/15/2008 3:17:34 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 826+ views
    TIMES ONLINE via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | December 15, 2008 | n/a
    A man wanted by Interpol for his links to an alleged terrorist organisation has been advising Scotland Yard on countering Muslim extremism, a Times investigation has discovered. Mohamed Ali Harrath has been the subject of the Interpol red notice since 1992 because of his alleged activities in Tunisia, where he co-founded the Tunisian Islamic Front (FIT). Tunisia has accused Mr Harrath, the chief executive officer of the Islam Channel in Britain and an adviser to the Scotland Yard Muslim Contact Unit, of seeking help from Osama bin Laden. It says that the FIT wants to establish “an Islamic state by...
  • France deports convicted (islamist) Tunisian

    08/08/2006 12:48:37 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 376+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/08/2006
    France has deported a Tunisian man to his homeland despite protests that he could face torture there. Adel Tebourski, 42, was put on an Air France flight back to Tunisia on Monday, officials said. Tebourski had served a jail sentence in France after being convicted of helping the killers of Afghan resistance leader Ahmed Shah Masood in 2001. The French authorities described Tebourski as a serious threat to national security. French campaigners have said he could be tortured in Tunisia, and the UN torture committee last month called on Paris to suspend his deportation, the French news agency AFP reports....
  • Terrorist ‘aided abduction plot’

    04/22/2005 5:53:43 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Times Online, of the Sunday Times [UK] ^ | April 21, 2005 | Sophie Kirkham
    A KEY al-Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the shoe bomber Richard Reid and one of the September 11 hijackers helped to kidnap five British children from their Norwich home and take them to Libya, a court was told yesterday. Djamel Beghal, 39, is serving ten years in a French prison for plotting a suicide attack on the US Embassy in Paris and was described as so dangerous that even other al-Qaeda members thought him beyond the pale. While he was living in Leicester in the late 1990s Beghal, an Algerian, met Azzedin Journazi, from Libya, at a city mosque and...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Tunisian on trial for "Qaeda bomb plot" in Germany

    05/04/2004 1:26:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 126+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | May 05 2004 | Mark Trevelyan/Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Tunisian man, said by prosecutors to have trained with al Qaeda and met Osama bin Laden, has gone on trial accused of plotting to bomb Jewish and U.S. targets in Germany. Ihsan Garnaoui, 33, denies charges of trying to form a terrorist group to set off a series of bombs around the time of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March last year. According to the indictment, he entered Germany illegally in January 2003 to start planning the attacks, for which he had trained at an al Qaeda camp from July 2001. "There the accused first...
  • Germany charges terror suspect

    01/16/2004 8:06:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 129+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | January 16 2004
    Terrorism charges have been brought in Germany against a Tunisian man accused of training with al-Qaeda. The 33-year-old man, identified only as Ihsan G, is accused of planning to form a terrorist group and attack US and Jewish targets in Germany. Prosecutors said the man hoped to set off "several explosions" to coincide with the start of the Iraq war. He is said to have been in the process of acquiring bomb-making chemicals when he was arrested in March. Prosecutors said the suspect received military and explosives training at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. It was there he is alleged...
  • Lead suspect convicted in Belgian trial of 23 suspected al-Qaida, terror sympathizers

    09/30/2003 5:08:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 592+ views
    AP Wire | September 29 3002 | CONSTANT BRAND/AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- A former professional soccer player who joined al-Qaida was convicted Tuesday of plotting to blow up a U.S. military base believed to contain nuclear weapons in the first verdict in a trial of nearly two dozen alleged militants. Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian who once played soccer in Germany, was given the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He had admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, where 100 U.S. military personnel work. Another Tunisian-born suspect, Tarek Maaroufi, was sentenced to six years for his involvement in...
  • FBI Searching For 4 Middle Eastern Men : Men Wanted For Questioning On Terrorist Matters

    09/14/2003 9:56:31 PM PDT · by piasa · 9 replies · 545+ views
    WNNE-TV 31 News ^ | September 12, 2003 | thechamplainchannel.com
    BOSTON -- The FBI has issued an alert, asking the public to be on the lookout for four Middle Eastern men the agency wants for questioning on terrorist matters and they may be in New England. The FBI in Portland, Maine has alerted State Police that a witness may have seen two men who resembled the wanted men in that area. The witness spotted them in Naples, Maine, just northwest of Portland, last Sunday around 4 p.m. They were heading south on Route 302. The witness told police the two men were driving a late-model, slate-gray BMW with Massachusetts plates....
  • New Zealand: Accused terrorist implicated in gold smuggling scam

    06/02/2003 2:03:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 200+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | June 03 2003
    A Tunisian man arrested in March on suspicion of plotting Islamic extremist attacks has been implicated in a gold smuggling scam aimed at financing al Qaeda. Ihsan Garnaoui, 32, was involved for two years in gold smuggling that earned profits of 3.7 million euro ($7.5 million), says the German news magazine Focus. The gold had been bought in Dubai, melted down and impurities added to increase its weight, then re-sold in Germany. Six men suspected of planning attacks in Germany were arrested in raids in Berlin on March 21. All were later released except Garnaoui, accused "with other unknown persons...
  • Belgian court orders al-Qaeda suspects to stand trial

    04/14/2003 2:56:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 255+ views
    The Times of India ^ | April 14 2003 | Associated Press
    BRUSSELS: A Tunisian former professional soccer player suspected of planning bombing attacks on US targets in Europe will stand trial May 22 along with 11 alleged accomplices, a Belgian court ruled Monday. Nizar Trabelsi faces charges including attempting to destroy property by explosion, possession of illegal arms and membership of a private militia. He is suspected of involvement in plots to blow up the American embassy in Paris and a Belgian air force base where about 100 US military personnel are stationed. Full details of the case against him and the other defendants were not immediately released. Belgian media reported...
  • Tunisian internet crackdown

    02/18/2003 1:32:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 295+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Februari 18 2003
    Twenty young man, many of them students, have been arrested in Tunisia for looking at banned websites. The Tunisian Government is believed to censor the internet more tightly than any other country in the world, with the possible exception of China. A lawyer for the men, told the French news agency AFP that they are suspected of carrying out subversive activities on the internet. He said during their arrest last week in the southern coastal city of Zarsis, the police found and confiscated computer equipment used by the men. Interrogation The International Association for Support of Political Prisoners said police...
  • Sweden 'hijacker' admits gun charges

    12/06/2002 6:39:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 277+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 6 2002
    A Muslim man once suspected of planning to hijack a flight to England has said he was "stupid" to try to board a plane with a gun in his toiletry bag. Kerim Chatty, a Swede of Tunisian origin, sparked a security alert at Vasteras airport outside Stockholm in August when the weapon was found as he headed for a London-bound plane with 189 people on board. He was originally held on suspicion of planning to hijack the plane but the investigation was dropped for lack of evidence. On Friday, Chatty, 29, pleaded guilty in court to two counts of illegal...
  • France: Arrests linked to al-Qaeda

    11/08/2002 4:06:44 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 350+ views
    News.com.au ^ | November 9 2002 | AFP
    FRANCE today confirmed that recent arrests made in two southern cities were connected to investigations into the al-Qaeda network, as three suspected members of a group close to Osama bin Laden's network went before an Italian court. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told Europe 21 radio that a series of recent arrests - eight in Lyon on Tuesday and one in Marseille last month - were connected to al-Qaeda. The eight arrested in Lyon are all family or friends of Nizar Nawar, who is believed to have carried out the April suicide attack on a synagogue in Tunisia. French police...
  • French Authorities Arrest Tunisian

    10/21/2002 4:29:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | October 21 2002 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — Authorities in the south of France have arrested a Tunisian who is allegedly part of a group with links to the al-Qaida terrorist network, officials said Monday. The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested on Oct. 14 in Marseille — four days after Italian police arrested four alleged accomplices, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A fifth man was arrested on Oct. 11 on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The group was based in Italy and provided logistical help to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, ministry officials said. The suspect arrested in France also allegedly...