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Posted on 12/16/2001 3:35:45 AM PST by backhoe
While "searching for other things" I kept running across these links.... FWIW, FYI--
An overview of terrorism:
ICT - Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
Overview of Jihad:
The Islamic Jihad: the Imperative of Holy War
... One of the most prominent leaders of the Islamic Jihad in Lebanon is Imad Moraniya.
Moraniya, a Lebanese about 40 years of age and the grandson of a clergyman ...
Esposito, Political Islam: Beyond the Green Menace
... and Flight) in Egypt and by the Iranian-funded Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad in Lebanon
received enormous publicity. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s ...
Jihad in Chechnya
Description: An exclusive site by Azzam Publications that has the latest updates of the Jihad of the muslims in...
The Atlantic Online | Flashbacks | Coming to Grips With ...
... Flashbacks Coming to Grips With Jihad September 12, 2001 s investigators attempt
to trace yesterday's devastating terrorist acts to their source, attention ...
Jihad vs. McWorld - 92.03
... culture is pitted against culture, people against people, tribe against tribe --
a Jihad in the name of a hundred narrowly conceived faiths against every kind ...
Terrorism Resources. al-Jihad. ...
web.nps.navy.mil/~library/tgp/jihad.htm - 5k - Cached - Similar pages
Indonesida: Jihad in Indonesia, February 2001, page 1, ICC ...
Indonesia: Jihad in Indonesia, Page 1. Articles in
this ... JIHAD IN INDONESIA. "I SAW THE ...
ChristianityToday.com - Christianity Today Magazine - BEARING ...
... Indonesia is 83 percent Muslim. Christians ... Catholics) is near 50 percent in parts
of the Malukus. The arrival of the jihad warriors to Ambon, Kesui, and ...
Indonesia & Malaysia:
Southeast Asia Islamic radicals concern US
... in traditionally moderate Southeast Asia. Witness the mobs calling for jihad in
Indonesia, the demonstrators outside the US Embassy in the Malaysian capital ...
KAVKAZ-CENTER: General talking point: (October)
... 09.10.2001 Theme: Jihad in Malaysia The need of Jihad in Malaysia at the moment
is to speak out the truth rather than take up the arms! What I expect is the ...
Voice Of Islam June 2001. www.markazdawa.org
... Sheikh Abu Zahir traces the advent of Islam and genesis of Jihad in Philippines.
The Philippines has inherited and developed a deep hatred against Islam and the ...
ABCNEWS.com : Religious Schools Foment Jihad in Pakistan
... Training for Jihad. Mecca The Holy Grand Mosque of Mecca during ... the outskirts of
the city of Peshawar in Pakistans tribal northwest frontier sits an ...
DAWN - Ayaz Amir Corner; 14 December, 2001
... of them living a semi-secret existence, responded to the call for 'jihad'. In Pakistan
the ultra-conservative military regime of General Ziaul Haq provided ...
Hindustantimes.com Special -Terror attacks & coming of the ...
... By igniting a fire of jihad in Pakistan, Taliban could turn their threat of mobilising
the whole Muslim world for jihad into a reality, the experts said. ...
This group is the one who chose Seattle as their American hub, btw.
Pankisi Gorge Kidnappings Hint at Chaos in Georgian Government
By Jeffrey Silverman
NEW YORK. The breakaway Pankisi Gorge, in the Kakheti region of East Georgia, has attracted unwanted attention as a center of kidnapping, extortion, and the drug trade. Levan Kaladze, brother of a soccer star in Milan, was kidnapped in May 2001, and bandits abducted a monk, Father Basili Machitadze, at the Pankisi border six months later.
Terrorist organization uncovered in Dagestan
Interfax. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, 4:27 PM Moscow Time MAKHACHKALA. Jan 31 (Interfax) - Law enforcement agencies uncovered a terrorist organization in the course of an investigation into the January 18 explosion of a truck carrying servicemen in Makhachkala. Dagestani Prosecutor Imam Yaraliyev said at a session of the republic's parliament that confessions provided by detainees showed that the terrorist group numbered over 30 guerillas, and was headed by one Rappani Khalilov of Dagestan, the prosecutor said. The discovery of the group has made it possible to combine over 10 criminal cases. In particular, it has been established that Khalilov's gang blew up a railroad in Makhachkala on September 4. On September 22 and 25, they planted explosive devices on a tree and a lamp-post near highways coming out of Makhachkala, which Dagestani Interior Ministry officers found in time and neutralized. The bandits were presumably involved in a series of attacks that took place from December 10, 2001 to January 13, 2002, during which 5 police cars and one military prosecution service automobile were blown up. The January 18 blast in Makhachkala was the gravest of all, killing 7 Russian interior troops, Yaraliyev noted. The involvement of the terrorists in the October 31, 2001 assassination attempt on the Makhachkala mayor is being looked into, he said. In the course of the investigation, over 20 people were detained, 14 of them arrested, and 12 indicted with terrorism and membership in illegal armed formations. The seven most active members of this group have been declared federally wanted, and measures to detain them have been taken
RP economy target of Abu Sayyaf
MANILA (Sunstar) -- The downfall of the Philippine economy was the target set by the Muslim bandit Abu Sayyaf in their terroristic activities in Mindanao, according to Nadzmie Sabdullah alias Commander Global.
Global, now detained at the Davao del Norte Provincial Rehabilitation Center, said the group's terroristic activities like kidnapping and bombing are just part of their war tactics and that their ultimate goal is destroy the economy.
Just like the demolition of the New York World Trade Center, Global said, they are planning to do the same here in the Philippines.
"If you target the President of a country, it's nothing because they can change him or her. But if a symbol of a world economy like the World Trade Center, the economy of the world will surely collapse. It will be hard for our enemies to recover," he said matter-of-factly.
Global admitted that they are terrorists but only to their enemies. He said it is always against their religion to harm the innocent.
Global and his three other co-accused in the May 22 Pearl Farm raid were arrested in a Muslim compound in General Santos City last July 8. The four are now awaiting the start of their trial in Panabo Regional Trial Court slated this Nov. 8.
Meanwhile, in Isabela, Basilan, military troops hunting down the Abu Sayyaf Muslim rebels who are holding 14 American and Filipino hostages found the guerrillas' cache of bombs, officials said.
The devices, made up of electronic timers and fertilizer chemicals, were found in Lantawan, Basilan on Oct. 12, local Army chief Col. Hermogenes Esperon said.
"We have recovered the bombs left behind by the Abu Sayyaf in Lantawan," he remarked.
The discovery indicated that the Abu Sayyaf were behind the bombing of two hotels in the nearby Zamboanga City in an apparent attempt to divert troops closing in on the rebels in Basilan.
Southern Command chief Lt. Gen. Roy Cimatu said the Abu Sayyaf were also planning to bomb Isabela City in Basilan to try to throw the military off their trail. (SNS)
Jan. 26, 2002, 11:28AM
Philippine police foil plot to kidnap American
By ADAM BROWN
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- A notorious kidnapping gang raided a Dole Food Co. Inc. plantation today in an apparent attempt to seize an American executive, but the gang was ambushed by police acting on a tip.
The raid came as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo assured the nation that U.S. troops helping to fight another group of kidnappers, the Abu Sayyaf Muslim rebels, would not participate directly in combat.
Police blamed the Dole plantation raid on the Pentagon Gang, which specializes in kidnapping foreigners and is on a U.S. list of international terror groups.
Police Col. Bartolome Baluyot said two junior commanders of the Pentagon Gang were killed when they tried to storm the house of Christopher H. Hubbard, Dole's director for agriculture in Asia.
Baluyot said other gang members fled and were being hunted by police.
He said police were waiting after receiving reports that the gang, which already holds Italian priest Giuseppe Pierantoni, planned to abduct Hubbard from his offices on 25,000-acre Dole pineapple plantation and cannery in Polomolok town, 620 miles southeast of Manila. The gunfight broke out as the Pentagon tried to storm the area.
Baluyot said intelligence reports told him to expect at least eight gang members. It was not clear how many showed up.
Two days before Christmas, police raided a Pentagon jungle camp and rescued Pierre Belanger of Ottawa, Canada, who had been held hostage for nearly two months. Police killed two gunmen in a clash with the gang.
The southern Philippines is plagued by kidnapping gangs and Muslim guerrilla uprisings.
The Pentagon is increasingly active but is much smaller than the Muslim rebel group Abu Sayyaf, also infamous for kidnapping foreigners. It currently holds Wichita, Kan., missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham and Filipino nurse Deborah Yap on the southern island of Basilan.
I only recently read about the man from California who was beheaded by Abu Sayaff a few months ago. I guess I don't watch the news often enough.
I guess my thinking is at least we can educate ourselves. I personally believe it is not going to be long before we are seeing more and more of this in our own country. Right now it seems like these terrorists are doing a good job of getting started on Americans abroad. What will our trade status be when Americans are routinely being kidnapped in foreign countries and begin to refuse to go there - on business?
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