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  • Man Convicted in New York of Trying to Start Al Qaeda Training Camp in Oregon

    05/13/2009 1:10:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,167+ views
    (AP) FOX NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NEW YORK — A jury convicted a Lebanese-born Swede on Tuesday of plotting to help Al Qaeda recruit by trying to set up a weapons-training post in Oregon and distributing terrorist training manuals over the Internet. The verdict against Oussama Kassir..."
  • Witness: Oregon training camp aimed for militancy

    04/30/2009 9:36:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 706+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – With a landscape that evoked Afghanistan, a rural town in Oregon seemed in James Ujaama's mind to be the perfect setting for a militant jihad training camp to teach Muslim fighters survival and combat skills. The terrorist camp Ujaama envisioned to produce fighters against the Taliban's enemies in Afghanistan never came to fruition, and he no longer supports terrorist causes, he told a jury during a terrorism trial Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. "I sympathized and I have supported terrorists in the past, which was foolish. I was not thinking at that time and I wish I...
  • In conspiracy trial, dark tale emerges of jihad training

    04/29/2009 5:47:05 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 358+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 29, 2009 | Mike Carter
    NEW YORK — Speaking publicly for the first time, former Seattle resident James Ujaama testified Tuesday about his efforts in 1999 to create a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon for would-be jihad warriors wishing to take up the fight against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. Among the instructors would be Oussama Kassir, a Swedish jihadist who once bragged he had been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Ujaama, appearing thin and graying and dressed in oversized prison overalls, took the witness stand in the terrorism conspiracy trial of Kassir, who is accused of traveling from London to the...
  • Swedish man set up al-Qaeda camp, US prosecutor says

    04/21/2009 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,575+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 04.22.09, 07:09 / Israel News | n/a
    Oussama Abdullah Kassir, 43, who was extradited from the Czech Republic on terrorism charges in 2007, faces multiple charges including supporting al-Qaeda by attempting to set up the camp in rural Oregon from 1999 to early 2000 and later setting up websites on explosives and poisons.
  • Threat Matrix: August 2007

    08/01/2007 10:32:19 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 2,125 replies · 31,945+ views
    Disaster Looms in Pakistan Decorum was abandoned as accusations ricocheted between the wood-panelled walls of Pakistan's national assembly on Monday night. "Murderers! Murderers of innocent people!" screamed an MP from a religious party, his yellow turban shaking as he wagged a finger towards the government benches. Five female parliamentarians, their faces concealed behind black and white burkas, slapped the benches with open palms. Another mullah stood up and started shouting. The speaker strained to maintain order. Others were less captivated by the debate on last month's siege of the Red Mosque, in which more than 100 people died. One...
  • Ujaama returns to court, accused of violating parole

    01/17/2007 10:03:24 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | MIKE LEWIS
    A Seattle man convicted of supplying Taliban fighters with cash and computers returned to federal court Tuesday to face charges that he violated his parole by traveling overseas with a false Mexican passport. James Ujaama denied the multiple federal counts that could land him back in prison for two years. Arrested in Belize one month ago, Ujaama had only four months left on his parole stemming from the 2003 conviction. His attorney, Peter Offenbecher, said he hadn't yet gathered all the information that led to his client's arrest. "I'm investigating the facts to determine the appropriate course of action," he...
  • Private spies track extremists across world

    11/22/2006 11:49:59 PM PST · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 23, 2006 | MICHAEL HOLDEN
    IT SAYS its members brought about the conviction of radical Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, uncovered insurgent tactics in Iraq and are now working to provide intelligence from North Korea.The organisation is not the US Central Intelligence Agency or Britain's MI6 but Vigil, a shadowy network of retired spies, senior military personnel, anti-terrorism specialists and banking experts. The group's director Dominic Whiteman said he set up Vigil with two other businessmen last year to act as an conduit between retired spies who were still party to good, raw intelligence, and the police and security services. "This evidence was just getting...
  • Militant cleric (Dr. Hook) had links with al-Qa'eda chiefs, says FBI report

    06/24/2003 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/25/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Abu Hamza, the militant, London-based Muslim cleric, maintained close contact with the leadership of al-Qa'eda during the years when it operated a worldwide terrorist network from Afghanistan, according to FBI files. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph state that Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, north London, dealt personally with Abu Zubeidah, Osama bin Laden's director of operations. Zubeidah, a Palestinian who is now in US custody, communicated bin Laden's instructions and messages from his hideout in Afghanistan to al-Qa'eda cells around the world. Hamza had the power to refer recruits to Zubeidah for "leadership training" in Afghan...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

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

    07/22/2005 7:18:46 PM PDT · by aculeus · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | By MARK SHERMAN, The Associated Press
    Authorities Questioning Seattle Man About Individual Sought in Connection With London Bombings An American once accused of trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon is being questioned about a man sought in the London bombings, U.S. officials said Friday. James Ujaama, a Muslim convert from Seattle, was charged in 2002 with trying to set up a terrorist training camp for Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for cooperating with terrorism investigations until 2013. Three federal law enforcement officials said Ujaama is being questioned about Haroon Rashid Aswat, who also was...
  • London bomber lived at Seattle mosque

    07/21/2005 10:39:23 PM PDT · by garjog · 34 replies · 991+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2005 | By David Heath
    A suspect in the London bombings lived in a Central Seattle mosque in early 2000 after he had scouted out a possible terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore. Aswat came to the Northwest in 1999 when James Ujaama, a former Seattle activist, tried to set up a jihad training camp in rural Oregon. During that time, Aswat and Kassir "met potential candidates for jihad training, they established security for the Bly property through the use of guard patrols and passwords, and they and others participated in firearms training and viewed a video recording on the subject of improvised poisons," according...
  • Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 351+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/21/05 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...
  • (British) Terrorists came from Finsbury Park Mosque in London (Al-Muhajiroun, American connections)

    07/18/2005 9:39:27 AM PDT · by Stultis · 16 replies · 1,670+ views
    Terrorists came from Finsbury Park Mosque in London  Militant Islam Monitorhttp://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/294UK .. You will pay ..Bin Laden's on waySickening sight .........Abdul Rehman Saleem of the Al-Muhajiroun, burns the Union Jack and warns of bloodshed on the streets of London Richard Reid (shoe bomber) and Germaine Lindsay( London Subway bomber) went to the Finsbury Mosque in London, it appears that Zacarias Moussaoui and James Ujaama of Seattle WA also attended the Finsbury Mosque along with the two suicide bombers who attacked Mike's pub in Israel last year. British police have released the former leader of the Finsbury Park Mosque Abu...
  • It's 4 a.m. in Montana, and a cyberspy is at work

    06/16/2004 1:16:01 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 27 replies · 282+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 16, 2004 | Mike Carter
    CONRAD, Mont. — Shannen Rossmiller finds early mornings are best for hunting terrorists. When it's 4 a.m. in this one-stoplight prairie town, it's 3 p.m. in, say, Karachi, Pakistan, the sweltering hours just before the evening call to prayer. That's when Rossmiller, while her husband and three children sleep, finds the Internet chat rooms and bulletin boards frequented by radical Muslims and jihad warriors are busiest. It is when Rossmiller pursues her deadly serious hobby: citizen cyberspy. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Internet has become sprinkled with self-proclaimed intelligence agents and freelance threat analysts like Rossmiller — ordinary...
  • Islamic convert James Ujaama pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Taliban

    04/14/2003 1:39:09 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 25 replies · 718+ views
    The Associated Press | 4/14/03 3:46 PM
    SEATTLE (AP) -- James Ujaama, the American Muslim accused of backing al-Qaida, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to provide cash, computers and fighters to the Taliban, the former Afghan rulers who sheltered Osama bin Laden. Ujaama pleaded guilty to a single felony count in an appearance before U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein, said John Hartingh, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Other charges were dropped, including one accusing Ujaama of plotting to set up a terrorist camp in Oregon. Ujaama made a brief statement, saying he accepted responsibility for his actions and knew they were wrong. Ujaama said he...
  • 'Unusually light' prison sentence given to Ujaama (Seattle Terrorist threatens to defect)

    02/15/2004 12:26:16 PM PST · by garjog · 4 replies · 155+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, February 14, 2004 | Mike Carter
    Ujaama, a Muslim convert formerly of Seattle, will be released this summer after serving two years in federal prison for aiding the Taliban government in Afghanistan. [Ujaama] took the opportunity to say he disagreed with the laws under which he had been charged and convicted. He also defended his attempt to set up a militant jihad training camp in Bly, Ore., four years ago as "legitimate and legal religious training." … Ujaama told the court yesterday he would work to change the laws he disagrees with — in this case, a 1999 presidential directive prohibiting U.S. citizens from providing aid,...
  • Bin Laden's own doctor once treated Ujaama

    02/13/2004 8:57:58 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 7 replies · 718+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Feb 12, 2004 | Mike Carter
    Bin Laden's own doctor once treated Ujaama By Mike Carter, Feb 12, 2004 Seattle Times staff reporter During one of James Ujaama's trips to aid the Taliban government in Afghanistan in late 2000, the former Seattle native fell ill and was treated by Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the most-wanted terrorists in the world and Osama bin Laden's adviser, confidant and personal physician. "It gives you an idea of the circles in which Ujaama found himself," noted one federal law-enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "It would be like you or me getting a bellyache and having the U.S....
  • Swedish police arrest militant Muslim named in Ujaama case.

    10/22/2003 1:07:36 PM PDT · by tubavil · 31 replies · 814+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 22, 2003 | Mike Carter
    A militant Muslim who reportedly traveled from London to Oregon in 1999 to scout out a possible terrorist training camp has been arrested in Sweden. The arrest yesterday of Oussama Kassir — who authorities say once boasted of being "a hit man" for Osama bin Laden — appears linked to the federal investigation into Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London cleric accused of sending Kassir to the United States to help James Ujaama, of Seattle, and others train for jihad. Ujaama pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to supply goods and services to the Taliban in Afghanistan. As part of...
  • Ujaama will testify in New York about al-Qaida links

    06/01/2003 12:24:12 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 488+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 1, 2003 | Mike Carter
    Federal inmate James Ujaama, the former Seattle man who pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban, has been moved to New York to testify before a grand jury investigating a militant London cleric believed to be a top al-Qaida recruiter. Ujaama, 37, is the key witness in a criminal case federal prosecutors are building against Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former imam at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, said federal law-enforcement sources who agreed to speak only if they were not identified. A federal grand jury in Manhattan is investigating Abu Hamza's alleged efforts to help Ujaama and others set up...
  • Guilty Plea Could Lead To Extradition Of London Cleric

    04/17/2003 2:28:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 166+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/17/03 | Mike Wendling
    London (CNSNews.com) - A plea deal made by an American backer of the Taliban may lead to the extradition to the U.S. of one of Britain's most outspoken radical Muslims. James Ujaama pled guilty to conspiring to support the Taliban in federal court in Seattle on Monday. Prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced to two years in prison, although the charge against him carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Ujaama once worshipped at London's Finsbury Park Mosque and ran the website of preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri. At the court hearing, Ujaama made a brief statement accepting responsibility for...
  • Ex-associate paves the way for Abu Hamza's arrest

    04/15/2003 5:03:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 305+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 16, 2003 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza, the extremist Muslim cleric, is facing imminent arrest on a US extradition warrant after a former close associate pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban. Hamza claimed yesterday that James Ujaama, an American convert to Islam, had been coerced into giving evidence against him that would lead to "a gross miscarriage of justice". Ujaama, 37, who ran Hamza's website and worshipped at his Finsbury Park mosque in north London, has struck a plea bargain agreement to give evidence against Hamza on terrorist allegations. He has already supplied the US authorities, who have designated Hamza as a key al-Qa'eda...
  • Immigration status: City employees cannot ask (Seattle Jihad supporters).

    01/28/2003 7:57:53 PM PST · by Abar · 11 replies · 380+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 1-28-2003 | Jim Brunner
    To the cheers of immigrant-rights advocates, the Seattle City Council yesterday adopted a "don't ask" policy prohibiting police and other city workers from asking about the immigration status of people they come in contact with. The ordinance, sponsored by City Councilman Nick Licata, was touted as a symbolic rejoinder to the Bush administration's war on terrorism, which critics argue has eroded important civil liberties, especially for recent immigrants, both legal and illegal. "It is just an incredibly frightening time," said City Councilwoman Judy Nicastro. While there was no visible opposition to the ordinance yesterday, some police officers have questioned the...
  • Hamza accused of trying to set up terrorist cell (IN AMERICA)

    01/21/2003 5:38:00 PM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 454+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 22, 2003 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the imam of Finsbury Park mosque, stands accused in the United States of attempting to establish a terrorist cell there to "engage in violent global jihad". Hamza, 45, is the key figure in a federal grand jury investigation in Seattle which accuses him of being a terrorist recruiter and names one of his followers as an al-Qa'eda agent in the US. James Ujaama, a black Muslim activist, faces trial later this year on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon. Hamza is not named on the indictment against Ujaama but...
  • Pentagon blocks use of witnesses in Ujaama case

    01/16/2003 8:23:49 AM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 16 January 2002 | Mike Carter & Ray Rivera
    Pentagon blocks use of witnesses in Ujaama caseBy Mike Carter and Ray RiveraSeattle Times staff reporters As federal prosecutors in Seattle prepare their case against American terrorism suspect James Ujaama, their access to three key witnesses is being denied — by other federal officials. The Justice Department and the Pentagon are in a tense standoff over the use of so-called "enemy combatants" who are in the custody of the Department of Defense at bases in Cuba, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Prosecutors want to be able to use some detainees as witnesses in terror-related criminal cases filed in U.S. courts — including...
  • Video shows Ujaama talking about jihad

    11/13/2002 5:43:03 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 33 replies · 712+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | Ray Rivera
    Update on the "Jehad is Crap" operation -- it turns out one of the people on the video tapes was Ujaama. This story keeps getting more interesting. Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 01:19 p.m. Pacific Video shows Ujaama talking about jihad By Ray RiveraSeattle Times staff reporter James Ujaama A newly released videotape shows James Ujaama, a Seattle man accused of conspiring to help al-Qaida, sitting side-by-side with suspected al-Qaida recruiter Abu Hamza al-Masri and participating in a discussion of jihad. Ujaama's supporters have downplayed his connections to radical Islam. But the video, shot in a London mosque sometime before...
  • Muslim community under a lens (Seattle)

    11/07/2002 9:56:06 AM PST · by Abar · 27 replies · 1,421+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 11/4/2002 | Rebecca Cook
    Monday, November 4, 2002 Muslim community under a lens Sniper suspect's connection to Islam worries some followers By REBECCA COOK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The arrest of John Muhammad in the D.C.-area sniper shootings sent shock waves through the Puget Sound region's Muslim community. Not because they knew him, but because they'd never heard of this guy who called himself a Muslim. For a religious community that started with three Seattle families in the 1960s and has increased to about 30,000 people today, Muhammad's tenuous connection felt like a slap in the face. Muhammad, who lived in Tacoma and Bellingham, converted...
  • Feds raid homes in South County - Federal Way residences searched.(SEATTLE MUSLIM TERROR ALERT).

    11/07/2002 12:04:13 AM PST · by Abar · 39 replies · 1,027+ views
    South County Journal ^ | 11/6/2002 | Jamie Swift
    Feds raid homes in South County - Pacific, Federal Way residences searched for drugs and guns 2002-11-06 by Jamie Swift Journal Reporter A 70-member federal task force raided two south King County homes early Tuesday morning searching for weapons and drugs. FBI officials offered little information Tuesday afternoon about the raids conducted in Federal Way and Pacific. Ray Lauer, spokesman for the FBI, would not discuss what may have been seized or the individuals the investigation targets. Agents from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Secret Service knocked on the front door at 301 Third Ave....
  • The friends of James Ujaama

    07/31/2002 4:38:10 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 241+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 31, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    Jewish World Review July 31, 2002 / 22 Menachem-Av, 5762 Michelle Malkin The friends of James Ujaama http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Just when you think you know somebody, he goes and gets himself detained by the FBI for questioning in connection with alleged ties to the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. So, who do you stand by: your country or an individual who you've known all your life-but who may not be what he seems to be? Such is the predicament of the friends and relatives of James Ujaama, a 36-year-old American black Muslim convert also known as James Earnest Thompson...
  • (Seattle Islamic Terrorist) Ujaama ordered held without bail.

    10/01/2002 8:22:47 PM PDT · by Abar · 16 replies · 281+ views
    AP via Seattle PI.com ^ | Oct 1, 2002 | - no attribution -
    Tuesday, October 1, 2002 Ujaama ordered held without bail THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered an American Muslim held without bail on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, saying the court had no other way of ensuring he would appear for trial. James Ujaama, who grew up in Seattle, was arrested July 22 in Denver. He was held as a material witness until Aug. 29, when a grand jury in Seattle indicted him on one count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources for the al-Qaida terrorist network, and another...
  • Al-Qaeda in Oregon: Report raises questions about Northwest ties to terrorism

    09/12/2002 12:03:44 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 8 replies · 166+ views
    KATU-TV Portland Oregon ^ | Sept. 10, 2002 | KATU
    September 10, 2002 Watch this story in Windows Media.Report raises questions about Northwest ties to terrorism PORTLAND - A report published Tuesday questions whether the Portland Islamic Center--a place where a Portland Muslim recently arrested by a terrorism task-force preached--raised money for a charity linked to Osama bin Laden. The charity was headed by bin Laden's personal secretary, Wadih el Hage, who ran it from Texas before he was convicted for his role in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. A court document from Hage's indictment reveals an Oregon connection. In fact, Oregon has been tied to...
  • Man accused of trying to help Islamic terrorists is injured in jail fight

    09/06/2002 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 196+ views
    <p>DENVER (AP) --  A man accused of trying to help Islamic terrorists was injured in a fight with another prisoner at a Virginia jail, officials said.</p> <p>James Ujaama, 36, and an unidentified inmate got into a fight Wednesday in the gymnasium, Justice Department spokesman Drew Wade said Thursday. He said the men were fighting over a newspaper. Ujaama, an American Muslim activist from Seattle, suffered a lump on his forehead and an abrasion on a cheek, Wade said.</p>
  • 'I love bin Laden ... I hate Bush' (Seattle - Sweden terrorist connection + Bush death threat).

    09/03/2002 10:56:41 PM PDT · by Abar · 19 replies · 471+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 9/3/2002 | David Heath
    'I love bin Laden ... I hate Bush': Man connected to Ujaama, hijacking suspect speaks out By David Heath Seattle Times staff reporter A Swedish citizen suspected of conspiring with a former Seattle man to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon also has links to a Swede suspected of planning to hijack an airliner in Europe last week. Oussama Kassir, 36, an unemployed engineer in Stockholm, was an unnamed and uncharged co-conspirator in the indictment of James Ujaama last week. Federal officials say Kassir and another man went to Bly, Ore., with Ujaama in late 1999 to scout out...
  • 'I love bin Laden ... I hate Bush': Man connected to Ujaama, hijacking suspect speaks out

    09/03/2002 1:27:30 AM PDT · by ppaul · 31 replies · 811+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/3/02 | David Heath
    Tuesday, September 03, 2002, 12:00 a.m. Pacific'I love bin Laden ... I hate Bush': Man connected to Ujaama, hijacking suspect speaks outBy David HeathSeattle Times staff reporter A Swedish citizen suspected of conspiring with a former Seattle man to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon also has links to a Swede suspected of planning to hijack an airliner in Europe last week. Oussama Kassir, 36, an unemployed engineer in Stockholm, was an unnamed and uncharged co-conspirator in the indictment of James Ujaama last week. Federal officials say Kassir and another man went to Bly, Ore., with Ujaama in late...
  • CNN: Man indicted in Seattle on charges of setting up Oregon training camp for al Qaeda members.

    08/28/2002 2:28:08 PM PDT · by jern · 40 replies · 435+ views
    CNN ^ | CNN
    Man indicted in Seattle on charges of setting up Oregon training camp for al Qaeda members. Details to come. For the latest news, watch CNN or log on to
  • Ranch's efforts at terror training detailed: Muslim who lived at Oregon site tells

    08/09/2002 12:41:12 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | August 9, 2002 | CHRIS McGANN, DAIKHA DRIDI AND SAM SKOLNIK
    A former Seattle man's alleged attempt to profit from a plan to build terrorist training camps in the United States apparently landed members of his family and his mosque in the middle of a global terrorism investigation.After the effort failed, James Ujaama reportedly had to fend off death threats from one of two al-Qaida operatives who arrived expecting to conduct training exercises at a ranch in the Oregon desert, only to discover there were no recruits waiting to join the jihad, or holy war.     Now, three years later, the aborted scheme to help advance the cause of Islamic...
  • The friends of James Ujaama

    07/31/2002 9:15:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 191+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 8/01/02 | Michelle Malkin
    Just when you think you know somebody, he goes and gets himself detained by the FBI for questioning in connection with alleged ties to the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. So, whom do you stand by: your country or an individual who you've known all your life -- but who may not be what he seems to be? Such is the predicament of the friends and relatives of James Ujaama, a 36-year-old American black Muslim convert also known as James Earnest Thompson and Ahmed Bilal, who was born in Denver, raised in Seattle, and moved to London in...
  • The friends of James Ujaama

    07/31/2002 7:33:13 AM PDT · by alloysteel · 29 replies · 469+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 31, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    Just when you think you know somebody, he goes and gets himself detained by the FBI for questioning in connection with alleged ties to the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. So, who do you stand by: your country or an individual who you've known all your life-but who may not be what he seems to be? Such is the predicament of the friends and relatives of James Ujaama, a 36-year-old American black Muslim convert also known as James Earnest Thompson and Ahmed Bilal, who was born in Denver, raised in Seattle, and moved to London in 1996 to worship...
  • TERROR DUO TARGETED WATER: REPORT

    07/30/2002 2:07:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 217+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/30/02 | GERSH KUNTZMAN
    <p>July 30, 2002 -- Two suspected al Qaeda terrorists who were arrested last week by federal officials were planning to poison the country's water supplies, it was reported last night.</p> <p>One of the suspects, James Ujaama, 36, was arrested last week in Denver.</p>
  • Infiltrator links men at Oregon ranch to al-Qaida

    07/30/2002 1:46:18 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | July 30, 2002 | DAIKHA DRIDI AND CHRIS McGANN
    An Algerian who infiltrated a London mosque for the British intelligence service has shed new light on suspected links between the 1999 activities at an Oregon ranch and the al-Qaida terror network. In a telephone interview from London yesterday, Reda Hassaine said two Egyptian-born men known to have visited the Bly, Ore., ranch and are suspected of inspecting it as a possible terror-training camp are direct subordinates of the London-based Muslim radical Abu Hamza. The two men came to Hamza's mosque in 1998 directly from terror-training camps in Afghanistan, he said.Hamza, a London cleric who lost both hands and an...
  • Feds Arrest Al Qaeda Suspects With Plans to Poison Water Supplies on Them

    07/29/2002 10:33:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 294+ views
    FOXNEWS via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | By Carl Cameron
    <p>WASHINGTON — Federal officials have arrested two Al Qaeda terror suspects in the U.S. with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>The first case involves James Ujaama, who surrendered to the FBI last week in Denver. Sources say they found documents about water poisoning among several other terrorism-related documents in his Denver residence.</p>
  • London imam faces FBI inquiry over al-Qaida training camp

    07/25/2002 3:03:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 458+ views
    The Daily Telegraph via The Muslim News ^ | July 25 2002 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London imam, is at the centre of an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to recruit young American Muslims into an al-Qa'eda cell in the United States. Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is at the centre of the FBI's investigation. The US authorities have arrested two Muslim activists from Seattle with links to Hamza or his mosque in Finsbury Park, north London. They claim the men were involved with Hamza in organising a "jihad training camp". US sources confirmed to The Telegraph yesterday that Hamza's activities were at the core of their investigation. Agents were...
  • London Iman Faces FBI Inquiry Over Al-Qa'eda Training Camp

    07/25/2002 4:37:47 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 300+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-26-2002 | Sean O'Neill
    London imam faces FBI inquiry over al-Qa'eda training camp By Sean O'Neill (Filed: 25/07/2002) Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London imam, is at the centre of an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to recruit young American Muslims into an al-Qa'eda cell in the United States. Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is at the centre of the FBI's investigation The US authorities have arrested two Muslim activists from Seattle with links to Hamza or his mosque in Finsbury Park, north London. They claim the men were involved with Hamza in organising a "jihad training camp". US sources confirmed to The...
  • Seattle man's arrest tied to international investigation

    07/24/2002 12:41:19 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 132+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 24, 2002 | Mike Carter and David Heath
    The FBI investigation into a group of Seattle-based militant Muslims has a bigger target, federal sources say: Abu Hamza al-Masri, the firebrand Islamic cleric in London who supports Osama bin Laden and whose mosque is considered a recruiting ground for the al-Qaida terrorist network. The investigation accelerated late Monday when federal agents in Denver arrested James Ujaama, 36, a central figure in the Seattle group. He is being held on a material-witness warrant issued by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Justice Department's hub for international terrorist investigations. Ujaama and others connected with a now-defunct...
  • Seattle Man Arrested in Terror Probe

    07/23/2002 10:01:35 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 5 replies · 821+ views
    ABCnews.com | 6/23/02 | Associated Press
    S E A T T L E, July 23 — A Muslim activist being investigated for potential ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network was arrested in Denver, his mother said Tuesday. James Ujaama, 36, who has been living in London in recent years, was arrested at his aunt's home Monday, his mother, Peggi Thompson, told The Associated Press. "The FBI came and got him," Thompson said. "It's a federal charge of being a material witness. There's nothing I can do or anything right now. Nobody's saying anything." The arrest was first reported in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Tuesday. John Hartingh,...
  • 2 Seattle Men Call Inquiry Wrong on Ties to Al Qaeda

    07/17/2002 12:12:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 279+ views
    New York Times ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2002 | By MICHAEL WILSON
    July 17, 2002 2 Seattle Men Call Inquiry Wrong on Ties to Al QaedaBy MICHAEL WILSON EATTLE, July 16 — A former inner-city mosque under investigation for suspected ties to Al Qaeda was run by mostly young African-American men who saw themselves as armed enforcers for a block overrun by drug dealers, members said. A former leader of the Seattle mosque, Semi Osman, 32, a Tacoma resident who reportedly holds a British passport, was arrested in May on immigration and weapons charges. Two members, the brothers James and Mustafa Ujaama, said in a news release on Monday that they were...
  • Wash. Man Arrested in Terror Probe (American Muslim )

    07/23/2002 11:05:54 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 4 replies · 262+ views
    ap ^ | Gene Johnson
    Wash. Man Arrested in Terror Probe W A S H I N G T O N, July 24 — An American Muslim activist who authorities believe took computer equipment to an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan has been taken into custody, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. James Ujaama, 36, was arrested Monday night in Denver as a material witness to terrorist activity. He was flown to Virginia, where he is being held, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The alleged terrorist activity was not related to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to the official, who declined...