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Ramadan 2003: Current Threat Analysis ^ | 10/26 | Douglas J. Hagmann, Northeast Intelligence Network

Posted on 10/27/2003 9:16:15 AM PST by BabaOreally

Ramadan 2003: Current Threat Analysis


Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

Northeast Intelligence Network

With the onset the Muslim holy season of Ramadan 1424 (2003), we are becoming increasingly concerned and somewhat alarmed at the raw data and intelligence findings we are obtaining from obscure and often hidden Islamic Jihad web sites and communications intercepted in chat rooms used by fundamentalists. Analysts at the Northeast Intelligence Network have noticed a continuing rise in the "pitch and intensity" of calls for Jihad, Fatwas, Clarifications and other religious "rulings" that certainly suggest that plans for a series of attacks are currently in progress. These attacks appear to fall into two major categories: threats to US and western interests and coalitions forces overseas; and threats of a significant attack or series of coordinated attacks within the continental United States. Subcategories of both suggest that these planned attacks will include the use of unconventional weapons- possibly nuclear, chemical or biological; the use of computer technology to disable key areas of our infrastructure, causing power blackouts and economic losses; and the use of conventional bombs and even homicide bombers in the US.

The operatives belong to groups including but not limited to such well known terrorist organizations as al Qaeda, HAMAS, Ansar al-Islam, The Salfist Group for Preaching & Combat (GSPC), Black September, as well as a number of other forces that are beginning to work together in their effort to destroy the west. We have been watching as some terrorist organizations have split into factions, and others have teamed together in a perfect display of the adage "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."

It is important for readers to understand that these terrorists do not operate with the same mindset as we do in what is known as "western culture." They are completely committed to destroy us in any and all manners possible. All people in the United States and western societies are targets regardless of age, sex, or race.

18 October 2003--Network analyst Jennifer Johnston found interesting messages on an Islamic Jihadist forum indicating that a "very dangerous time is on the horizon,", possibly referring to Ramadan 2003 period. The posters, who have been "followed" in their postings, are saying they are coming up against a dangerous time and to pray. Special note should be made of highlighted text:

============================================= A brother of yours from the country of the two Holy Mosques seeks help from you and requests your prayers and support in the disaster...

The next message arrived to me through the network from one of the brotherhoods...from the two Holy Mosques country. I will translate it for you:

And I hope that you do not let your brother down, and you help him, and you provide assistance.

And seek help form Allah.

Peace be upon you / God bless you and pray for our brother .. that you do not forget your brother... Allah has predestined you for the rescue ..

And Allah is an assistant in this dangerous situation/event

And those who alienate Allah - they are unaware of your unification. Beware of the alienated.

For example, Muslims and Imams who misled the nation at all times and call for the belief in the idol they embellish it to you until you believe in it. And they prioritize your belief in it over monotheism...

Our safety is in Allah against those who worship the idol and disbelieve in Allah. ..

And Allah is my safety... were it not for the mercy of Allah I would be dead. ..

A ???? the imams misleader from the elder clerics organization and who followed up them they misled the people here .

To a people in a great ignorance and ???? their more ignorant .. The situation is dangerous and serious, my safety is in Allah

The people who set their hearts on the love of the tyrant and its support and its support ..

And they forgot their Lord and forgot their creator that ordered them that ???? ..

A ?????? every day hears from a speech to a lecture to .....And so on

All is a brother they claim it to the belief in the idol .. And Allah is brother disaster ..

And Allah if he did not speak and say the truth and show it and be patient with it I will perish ..

And Allah as for the migration or the isolation or the crack is by the monotheism ... And as for the disbelief in Allah.

Na of Allah and to him I am returning ...

A brother and Allah I am a brother of you that facilitated Allah that hear your sound a ????? .. And hopefully it is a brother from the mercy of Allah ...

A brother the prayer the prayer that a brother hopes ...And the advice the advice ..

And my success is in Allah and I need the safety more now...

And the helper Allah

14 October 2003: The following messages were found by Network Associate Director Jennifer Johnston on an obscure message board used by Islamic Jihadists. As there is much speculation about what might take place during the Islamic holy season of Ramadan, the following (paraphrased and loosely translated by other sources) seems to indicate a foreknowledge of significant events:

The In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you:

There are a lot of questions about what will happen in Ramadan but the complete answer is coming:

1.There is talk of the death of King Fahd Bin Abdul -Aziz and civil war within the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2. The occurrence of a lunar and a solar eclipse during Ramadan. This is a cosmic sign and is the one that questions are answered by Allah who is the only one capable of the specification of its fall 's time by the minute and the second. And from an official source there will be the occurrence of an eclipse in day 15 of Ramadan and definite by the hour and the minute and the second and also the occurrence of an eclipse at the end of Ramadan and a definite by the hour and the minute and the second.

3. The occurrence of a strange event will occur and will radically change many important things, but the most important thing is what we have prepared for the man (???) to the messenger (PBUH - peace be upon him) weakened and questioned the timing as Allah's messenger. He was answered that he should accept the will of Allah and entrust no one else.

4. A last message is to my brothers and family should the events take place in this noble month:??

Rather than asking about what will happen and about the souls who will die this month, concern yourself not of earthly matters, rather think about those things that Allah has bestowed upon you and the time left according to the Holy Quran, and the power of your belief in Allah the most Exalted and the prayer that you be saved from the fire and the days are softened by Allah in Ramadan.

....And also the most important thing is that our works in this holy month of Ramadan please Allah as you will have to answer to him about how you carried out his will in Ramadan. _____________________________ Notations: 1-( the occurrence of an eclipse on day 15 of Ramadan and definite by the hour and the minute and the second and also the occurrence of an eclipse at the end of Ramadan and a definite by the hour and the minute and the second ). It will happen Allah Willing: the eclipse of on Wednesday coinciding with the 15 day of Ramadan, and it will cause a total eclipse of the sun on Wednesday coinciding with the 29 day of Ramadan.

2- ( the right is a ((???)) what will occur in Ramadan 1424 ? the right yourself ) !! ...Come and consider what will happen in Ramadan 00

3-( a strange event will take place and will change the world for all time) _____________________________ Q & A Excerpted from Sheikh Bashir:

Will this Ramadan be the zero hour?

"About the Great Event"

I can explain through this message: that one of the brothers saw as I believe the sleeper as if it looks at the Saudi television and sheikh Mohammad 's form has appeared on it the helper and he says: Allah spoke that there is no holiness in Ramadan this year of the great event, this (??) repeated a three. The vision is vivid that there is an old event will lying Saudi Arabia because it was looking at the Saudi television and was not considering a satellite TV until the event is internationally, and may be the destruction of the tyrant, that will lead to the occurrence of the sedition between their brothers and hence Allah removes the reign from them. Regardless of the specific details of this great event, it is most important that they hold fast to their course until the end of their judgment and their influence.

He was sent to one of them with the vision of a meaning: that one of the fighting young man saw in a vision a person on a roof the name of its owner calls Ramadan . And this vision means that the jihad will establish in Ramadan, then the extension of signs that started in Rabi I of therefore the year, then we will witness the emergence of more jihad movement an appearance and the widest area and for it a great effect will be in the collapse of the system and its fall Allah willing. And because of what is involved, I cannot be absolutely certain of the timing, but we hope that this will take place in this period despite the difficulties Allah willing.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: imamalmahdi; imammahdi; mahdi; ramadan; ramadan2003; threats; twelfthimam
Is anyone else following this? Please note that the 15 day of Ramadan is `Nov 11.

I believe everyone here should pay attention and be prepared for something...

1 posted on 10/27/2003 9:16:15 AM PST by BabaOreally
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To: BabaOreally
But Islam is a peeeeeeeeeeaceful religion...
2 posted on 10/27/2003 9:24:43 AM PST by TSgt (I am proudly featured on U.S. Rep Rob Portman's homepage:
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To: BabaOreally
Packing my hollowpoints with pig fat this Ramaddan...
5 posted on 10/27/2003 9:44:53 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Kenton
Packing my hollowpoints with pig fat this Ramaddan


How un-PC of you!

6 posted on 10/27/2003 9:53:56 AM PST by Lael (Bush to Middle Class: Send your kids to DIE in Iraq while I send your LIVELIHOODS to INDIA!)
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To: BabaOreally

Upcoming Events

Total Lunar Eclipse: 2003 Nov 09
Total Solar Eclipse: 2003 November 23

7 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:15 AM PST by VxH
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To: VxH
the khilafah has been leashed already onto us. it is too late. what we are seeing today will only get worse. when i mention the current events since the start of ramadan (2003)1424(AH) peope think i am crazy.

ramadan started on october 27. on this day baghdad had 5 terrorist attacks, fires have spread throughout the west US. another car bomb exploded in iraq today. a shipment of chemical weapons has been despatched. to where and what type of weapons?

other events i think are related:
in west africa a passenger plane just vanished. it was stolen from the tarmac and we still do not know where it is? just a couple of months ago, nort east usa and canada have massive blackouts. a week later london, a week later, sydney australia CDB had blackouts and then italy had all its power cut. could the terrorist testing their capabilities?

my advice is, if the muslim family down the road all of a sudden up and do the same!

8 posted on 10/28/2003 4:51:16 AM PST by ITS TOO LATE PEOPLE
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What's your motive newbie? Your hysteria is annoying.
9 posted on 10/28/2003 5:08:00 AM PST by Stentor
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To: Stentor

Forgot my smilie.

10 posted on 10/28/2003 5:09:30 AM PST by Stentor
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>> fires have spread throughout the west US.

Yawn. We have fires every year in California. It's almost a tradition.
Some years are worse than others.

We'll deal with it. We're Americans.
11 posted on 10/28/2003 8:59:17 AM PST by VxH
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To: VxH
More evidence
of terror in fires
Police investigate arson in San Bernardino, summer blazes in France linked to gas bombs

Posted: October 28, 2003
5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2003
While Southern California law enforcement authorities investigate an eyewitness report of arson in at least one of the major wildfires that have killed 15 people, destroyed 483,000 acres and 1,134 homes, there is new evidence terrorism was behind other recent wildfires in Europe and Australia.

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department reported it was seeking two men, both around 20, who were seen in a van on a road north of the city of San Bernardino last weekend. A witness saw one occupant throw something on to the roadside brush that started a fire. The witness said the van made a U-turn and fled the scene.

Meanwhile, in devastating forest fires that swept through the Maures mountains near the French Riviera in late July, investigators found Molotov cocktails, or gasoline bombs, were used to ignite the blazes that killed at least four and destroyed 50 homes.

Luc Jousse, the mayor of Roque-Sur-Argens, called the fires "a new form of terrorism." President Jacques Chirac threatened those responsible with "sanctions of an extraordinary gravity."

The fires in France were the worst ever in the region.

In addition, southern Italy was also hit last summer with devastating wildfires also believed to be the result of arson.

In August, Australian authorities launched an investigation into reports al-Qaida planned to spark brushfires in a new wave of devastating terror attacks.

A June 25 FBI memo to United States law enforcement agencies revealed a senior al-Qaida detainee claimed to have developed a plan to start midsummer forest fires in the U.S.

The terrorist hoped to mimic the destruction that devastated Canberra last summer, killing four people and destroying more than 500 homes, as well as in other parts of Australia.

The memo, obtained by the Arizona Republic newspaper, said the unidentified detainee revealed he hoped to create several large, catastrophic wildfires at once.

"The detainee believed that significant damage to the U.S. economy would result and once it was realized that the fires were terrorist acts, U.S. citizens would put pressure on the U.S. government to change its policies," the memo said.

The detainee told investigators his plan called for three or four operatives to travel to the U.S. and set timed explosive devices in forests and grasslands.

"Australian security authorities are aware of reports that al-Qaida has considered starting brushfires in the U.S. as a form of terrorist attack," said a spokeswoman Australian Attorney General Daryl Williams. "Arson attacks are just one of a wide range of scenarios which have been considered as part of our investigations into al-Qaida's ability to conduct attacks in Australia."

In fact, Arab terrorists in Israel have started dozens of major forest fires over the years.

As far back as 1988, Israeli police caught more than a dozen Palestinian adults in the act of setting fires, while other Arabs confessed to arson after arrest. Some fires followed specific calls by underground Arab terrorists. A leaflet issued by the Palestinian uprising's underground leadership called for ''the destruction and burning of the enemy's properties, industry and agriculture.''

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said at the time: ''The need to set fires, which also leads to murders, is in my eyes worse than fundamentalism.''

Israeli nature reserve authorities said 408 fires in May and June of 1988 destroyed 400,000 acres of land, nearly seven times the acreage burned from 1974 to 1986.

Last year, Gilad "Gidi" Mastai, chief ranger in the Galilee region of Israel, told the Jerusalem Post: "It's extremely hard to find arsonists, just like it's hard to close off the Green Line to terrorists. The forests here are on the front line."

But, he said, the vast majority of deliberate fires are started by Arabs with political motives.

Forest rangers often need the help of the Israel Defense Forces to battle the terror blazes.

Arson cases account for one-third of Israeli forest fires. "Political" arsonists cause the most with negligent hikers a close second.

12 posted on 10/28/2003 8:54:13 PM PST by ITS TOO LATE PEOPLE (OH REALLY VxH?)
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To: Stentor
hysteria is that what you are calling it? was it "hysteria" when the muslims slammed planes into the world trade centre?

your problem is that you have a false sense of security. you feel that you are untouchable and safe in your home. when something like a terrorist attack happens, it is people like yourself who scream "how could this have happend"!

the USA and allies are so worried about fighting terrorism that they will never win. the terrorist are already living amoung us. it could be little lovely Mo down at the local convience store.

did the owner who rented rooms to the 9/11 bombers know that the axact same people would bring terror into the lives of many people?

it is too late for the west to fight terrorism. the should have started it counter terrorist operation year ago when muslims started flooding into the west. sleepers are here now. attacks are well planned and only need the go a head.

i do not come from the USA. i do not live in the USA. i have been to the US many times. I have worked with kids who lost parents and loved ones in 9/11 attacks.

before 9/11 i met many american who thought the USA was untouchable. they thought i was crazy to think america could ever be attacked. well, terrorist proved them wrong.
the same people are the ones questioning why it happend!

my motive is to get people to be more observant of their own areas. get rid of the false sense of security that exist in their life. by all mean, live life, continue doing the things you love but at the same time always keep your eyes open.

i live in israel and Australia(devide my time), 9/11 is experienced on a daily basis in israel.. israelis continue to live their lives but are very observant to what is going on around them.

you may hear of a terrorist attack blowing up a mall, but prior to that 40 previous terror attampts have been stopped. many terror attacks could have been worse but it was vigelence by the eye opening israel that prevented a deadlier attack.

with ramadan 2003 having a double eclipse it be a sign for the muslims mahdi(messenger)to lead the muslims to dar al islam. we are now experiencing dar al harb! suggest you pick up the qu'ran and read it. to islam the al mahdi will come and when it happens the khilafah(war/jihad). you have crazy islamic terrorists slowly unleashing this terror onto the world.

you can call hysteria, i call it a reality. i am not scared for i am ready for what will come. i suggest you do the same.
13 posted on 10/28/2003 9:22:26 PM PST by ITS TOO LATE PEOPLE (hysteria?)
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You're confusing "evidence" with "Hysterical Speculation".
Arsonists come in many shapes and sizes. 
"Joseph Wambaugh’s "The Fire Lover: A True Story," is the strange story of Fire Captain John Orr, a respected California fire investigator turned arsonist. Orr, currently incarcerated for life for arson and murder, is considered to be the most prolific arsonist in American history."
Here's some more "Speculation" for ya, Abdula -  I think maybe you're nothing but an Al-Quacka sympathizer who is trying to take advantage of the CA wildfires to stir up fear.

14 posted on 10/29/2003 9:03:55 AM PST by VxH
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To: VxH
Fox News story dated July 12th, 2003.,2933,91735,00.html

Fire in France and Australia

Is Bin Laden the Mahdi?

I can understand your nievity you are American!

15 posted on 10/29/2003 11:06:47 PM PST by ITS TOO LATE PEOPLE (you decide!)
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>>Fox News story dated July 12th, 2003.
>>Fire in France and Australia

Still no Evidence. Just speculation.

>>Is Bin Laden the Mahdi?

Bin Laden is a coward and a megalomaniac.

It's easy to pretend to be "Mahdi" when you're hiding on a mountain-top.

>>I can understand your nievity [sic] you are American!

Ah, there it is. You don't like Americans?
16 posted on 10/30/2003 6:23:51 PM PST by VxH
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To: VxH
i have traveled all over the USA. i was asked sevreal times by americans what language do we speak in australia?
i was asked if we have buildings. i have been asked are kangaroos jumping all over the place. the one question that pisseed me off "do you know steve irwin, the crocodile hunter"! please!

alot of americans are very nieve about the world outside of the USA. that is a fact!

just because i made a generalization about the USA doesn't mean i don't like americans.

oh and another thing, food in the USA is BAD. its very artificial. full of sugar and the fruit and vegies tastless. once i got to canada, i found fresh food, crispy and tasty fruit and veg. a much healthier enviroment then in the USA.

again i do not hate americans! "do you want marshmellow syrup on your ice cream fudge chocolate sunday with nuts and m&m's"!!
17 posted on 10/30/2003 7:59:47 PM PST by ITS TOO LATE PEOPLE (you decide!)
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You're quite the Fellow Traveler.

Regardless of your wanderings, however, all you have managed to present to us are your unsupported generalizations and speculations.

Furthermore, despite your culinary ramblings, you have failed to add any meat to your argument.

Happy Trails.
18 posted on 10/30/2003 9:18:16 PM PST by VxH
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