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Posted on 10/03/2004 6:06:03 PM PDT by JustPiper
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SITE Institute Director Rita Katz, Quoted by the Washington Post
On Saturday, October 3, The Washington Post featured SITE Institute translations and quoted Director Rita Katz in a story on terrorist insurgent Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's use of the internet.
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Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, a nonprofit group in the District that monitors terrorist sites for the federal government, said she believed that without the Internet, Zarqawi's group would not be as revered as it is today. "Zarqawi has progressed tremendously over the past two years," she said, "and I think that the Internet contributes very much to his reputation."
In some chat rooms, Abu Maysara and his collaborators are hailed as heroes.
On Sept. 22, after he announced the beheading of Eugene "Jack" Armstrong, 52, a native of Hillsdale, Mich., dozens of people on one Web site thanked him and Zarqawi.
"I love you, I love you, O slaughtering Sheikh!" one person wrote, according to a translation by the SITE Institute. Another said that he would "pray to Allah that He protect you, O Mujahideen of Iraq."
In the past, Katz said, Abu Maysara seemed to ignore them, but in recent days Katz noticed something that was either a remarkable coincidence or a change in Abu Maysara's habits.
In a posting on Sept. 22 at 3:46 a.m., time zone unspecified, a person calling himself Nimr suggested that the group make Kenneth Bigley, the 62-year-old British citizen who had been kidnapped with Armstrong and another American, Jack Hensley, 48, of Marietta, Ga., beg for his life to the "tyrant."
A few days later, a clip appeared on the Web site with a distraught Bigley pleading to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to save him.
Thank you. Just got here and haven't even read anything yet. But looks interesting. I don't know how you do all this neat stuff, but I'm glad you do. Thanks.
Welcome and we will plan to keep it interesting, now if my gals would just start showing off ;)
You're welcome JP. Incredible numbers of websites are "out there" and many have the same "cast of characters." It's hard to conceive how many inroads our anti-American enemies have made within our own country and how they plan to fully immerse themselves in our schools and politics. This blog is dedicated to helping "out" them.
WOW!!!!!!!, I am crying, there are no words to describe
the work every one has done on this thread. It is
absolutely fabulous. I am aw struck. My computer
finally let me back on and I see there are already
comments removed. LOL!!! I always miss the good stuff.
Something that piqued my curiosity, considering this was a day of "rides and fun" for the children, was the list of guest speakers:
Chief Guests/Speakers at six flags
Imam Zaid Shakir
Dr. Ingrid Mattson
W. D. Mohammad
Let's take a look at these individuals and again ask ourselves just why were they speaking at a children's event.
Iman Zaid Shakir
Shakir is an American born African-American convert to Islam. Born in Berkley,CA and raised in different states, mainly in the ghetto's, Shakir is a devotee of Malcom X. Shakir often speaks at colleges and universities as well as different muslim youth groups.
Here is a link to a site where, at the top of the page, there is a Malcolm X video where Shakir speaks:
This is an excerpt from a 2002 interview with Zaid Shakir: "EXCERPT OF SHAKIR ON TAPE: One of the miraculous things associated with Islam is that this civilizational genus in Islam can manifest itself anywhere. And we can make this Islam manifest itself right here in the United States of America so that when people look back in history, they can talk about the Islamic civilization of America."
Link to entire interview:
If anyone is interested in reading more about Iman Zaid Shakir a google search will provide a great deal of info.
Dr. Ingrid Mattson
Ingrid Mattson is a Canadian born convert is Islam. From 1987-1988 she lived in Pakistan. She is vice president of the Islamic Society of North America and a professor of Islamic studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut.
Excerpt from a very interesting article (March 2004):
"Though Dr. Ingrid Mattson appears moderate, she is insidious precisely because she maintains that façade while steadfastly refusing to criticize radical Islamists, claiming that there is no such thing as Wahhabism and that the term "Islamic terrorism" should not be used in the media. Most shocking of all, though, is how little concern she expressed about suicide bombings in an essay she wrote shortly after 9/11."
After reading a considerable amount about Dr. Mattson I believe she is a apologist for wahhabism. This is but one indication of such:
In 2002 the Southern Baptist Council and Rev. Jerry Falwell had some things to say about Islam (I am neither a baptist nor a follower of Rev. Falwell although IMO they do hit the nail on the head. Just disseminating information here. ).
Excerpt from linked article about Dr. Ingrid Mattson's reaction:
The usual suspects gathered to condemn the Baptists for their excessive Christianity, and according to CNN, Ingrid Mattson, vice president of the Islamic Society of North America and a professor of Islamic studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, called the comments "medieval." She said statements like this from such high-placed religious leaders can lead to violence against Muslims.
"It makes me wonder what's the hateful religion right now that we should be worried about," said Dr. Mattson
One could spend an enormous amount of time researching W.D. Mohammed. W.D., like Zaid Shakir, has roots in the Malcom X movement. W.D. Mohammed's father, Elijah Muhammad, is one of the originators of recruiting black men in prison to islam. He was also one of the leaders of the Nation of Islam. Here is Elijah Muhammad's bio:
This article is, IMO, interesting, but rather brutal. The beginning is about the father (Elijah), and read to the end about W.D.
At some point W.D. Mohammed split from the Nation of Islam and denounced much that his father stood for. Later W.D. reunited with Malcolm X. Now, just to mention both sides of what I've found, there are quite a few muslim sites that commend W.D. Mohammed as being a leader of the "peaceful side of islam". But, I remain suspicious about the "peaceful" side of Islam as I haven't seen much, if any, of it.
If one is interested there is much more information on line regarding all three of these individuals. I have tried to give just a bit about each and as this post is entirely too long as it is I will leave with just this question:
What was the purpose of these three "controversial" individuals speaking at a children's day at the amusement park?
You didn't miss nothing sweetie, tis a hiccup double post ;)
Mo. Mosque Tries to Clear Terror Link
Oct. 3, 2004
Members of a mosque are fighting to keep their place of worship as the federal government probes a link between the Islamic Center of Springfield and a benefactor accused of financing terrorism around the world.
See, this is what I'm talking about!
Your research/report into this event and the ensuing conncetions into the organization and people. I hope everyone see's this and learns to appreciate you as I do ;)
Why thank you!
Very interesting post DW. Thanks.
Mo. Mosque Tries to Clear Terror Link
One block at a time...
Ahmed Ibrahim is a brigadier general, and police chief, of the Iraqi police. He is also the Deputy Interior Minister
MUGHASSIL AHMED IBRAHIM AHMAD
* Intelligence (Paris) 1997-04-07
The following has been added to OFAC's SDN list as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (without the a.k.a.s listed as separate entries in this Bulletin):
AL-HARAMAIN (a.k.a. AL-HARAMAIN FOUNDATION; a.k.a. AL-HARAMAIN HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION; a.k.a. AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION; a.k.a...it goes on with AKA forever...
alot of government info in a search on this foundation!
All of the following [SDGT] entries have been changed to reflect the addition of two new a.k.a.s--VAZIR and VEZIR--and to add an address in Bosnia-Herzegovina:
AL-HARAMAIN (a.k.a. AL-HARAMAIN FOUNDATION
Probe Links Charity to Bin Laden
Al Haramain Islamic Foundation has been shut down in 10 countries
I want to welcome the newsest co-collaborator to NoE, my friend Brent. Brent has gained alot of sleuthing experience, and we are so very fortunate to have him!!! He brings with him a few years of doing this type of work and has been to many places and knows many of the same people as us, good and bad
Welcome my friend!
Also be sure to check out TM
I have a MAJOR apology to make O! I was so exhausted when we wrote this I in error, thanked Wife/Hubby for hosting the pictures, I just realised my mistake and I am so very sorry!!!
This will be changed in the next round and folks please know that "O" is all that
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Saudi government has ordered the closure of a large charity that Washington accuses of helping finance terrorist activities, a Saudi official said Tuesday.
The Riyadh-based Al-Haramain foundation has until Oct. 15 to dissolve all its operations, the official said on condition of anonymity.
Adel al-Jubeir, foreign policy adviser to Crown Prince Abdullah, announced in Washington in June that in an effort to prevent charitable donations from bankrolling terrorism, the Saudi government was creating a commission to filter contributions raised inside the kingdom to support causes abroad.
The plan included dissolving Al-Haramain and other Saudi charities and folding their financial assets into the new national commission.
The U.S. government, as part of its anti-terrorism strategy after the Sept. 11 attacks, has sought to cut off the sources of terrorists financing. Al-Haramain came under scrutiny after the attacks on suspicion of funding al-Qaida terror activities.
Last month, the Bush administration designated Al-Haramain as a group suspected of supporting terrorism through its Springfield, Mo. mosque and its main location in Ashland, Ore., saying the charity shows direct links between the U.S. branch and Osama bin Laden. Assets of the two properties have been frozen since February.
The charitys branches in 10 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia, have been shut down for suspected ties to al-Qaida and other terror groups.
Al-Haramain has repeatedly denied that its donations fund terror.
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