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  • World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef files lawsuit over solitary

    02/17/2013 2:39:18 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    North Iowa Today ^ | 17 February 2013`
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef filed a lawsuit seeking release from solitary confinement in a high-security U.S. prison. Yousef, 44, has been in solitary for 15 years and said keeping him there indefinitely despite his good behavior amounted to a violation of his due process. A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the lawsuit can go to trial, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. Yousef was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 were...
  • Why terrorists love the blind sheikh

    01/21/2013 11:26:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew McCarthy: Don't think Obama will release him? Not so fast! An ugly and confusing terrorist attack at an Algerian gas facility is getting even more troubling as the Islamic radicals now demand the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and another prominent terrorist in exchange for the remaining American hostages. Abdel Rahman is the blind sheikh now serving a life sentence for masterminding the 1993 attack against the World Trade Center. Terrorists are also demanding the release of Aafia Saddiqui, who is imprisoned on her conviction for attempted murder. And the captors in Algeria are not the only ones...
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • Report: Riots Actually About Release of Blind Sheik

    09/12/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 27 replies
    USA Today reports that the riot at the U.S. embassy in Cairo appears to have been planned well before the Egyptian media reported on the anti-Islam YouTube film that was blamed for sparking the protest. The protest was reportedly announced on August 30 by Gamaa Islamiyya, an Egyptian terrorist group, to call for the release of its leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman — aka the blind sheik, who is serving a life sentence for the first World Trade Center bombing:
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Blind Sheik Was Mastermind Behind 1993 World Trade Center Attack (Blast from the past. 12/14/2006)

    11/13/2009 10:19:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 426+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/2006 | Edward Barnes
    The sudden, and apparently life-threatening, illness of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called blind sheik, who is serving a life sentence in federal prison, has sparked fears that that his followers might launch terror attacks against the United States should he die in custody. The sheik was rushed to a prison infirmary last week after spitting up blood and is reportedly in grave condition. The terror alert was sparked, not by specific information about a plot, but because the sheik has told his followers to seek revenge if he should die while in American hands.
  • WTC bombing ended age of innocence

    02/17/2008 9:28:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/08 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - The 1993 World Trade Center bombing left a giant crater in the basement of the 110-story twin towers and an even larger hole in the nation's sense of security. With the 15th anniversary approaching, the days before the bomb blast appear to mark the last time when millions of Americans went about their business, unaware of the dangers posed by international terrorism. "Not an awful lot of people thought about how vulnerable we were," recalled Joseph Guccione, the U.S. marshal for New York. "It was a terrible lesson that was learned." Lower Manhattan tried to armor itself...
  • The Clintons Lulled Us Into War

    06/28/2007 4:42:34 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 42 replies · 1,260+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 27 June 2007 | Staff
    Leadership: Rudy Giuliani makes it clear that if he and Hillary Clinton are the nominees in 2008, she will have to answer why co-president Bill didn't treat the 1993 WTC bombing as al-Qaida's Pearl Harbor.
  • Giuliani Slams Clinton Over Terrorism

    06/26/2007 3:00:50 PM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP ^ | BOB LEWIS
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday accused former President Clinton of not responding forcefully enough to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing or later terrorist attacks. The former New York mayor criticized Democrats, accusing them of weakness and naivete in dealing with terrorism. Giuliani made the comments to about 650 business, corporate and political leaders at Regent University, the conservative Christian college founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. "Islamic terrorists killed more than 500 Americans before Sept. 11. Many people think the first attack on America was on Sept. 11, 2001. It was not....
  • Iraq - al-Qaeda calls for kidnapping Christians to exchange for 'blind sheikh' in US prison

    09/28/2006 10:50:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 881+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 28, 2006
    The chief of Al-Qaïda in Iraq calls with the removal of Westerners - the chief of the Al-Qaïda branch in Iraq invited his partisans to remove Westerners in this country in order to exchange them against the release of an Egyptian monk held in the United States, in an audio recording put in line Thursday on Internet. "I invite each moujahidine in the country of the two rivers (Iraq) to better do of sound during this blessed month (of the Moslem fast of the Ramadan)", affirmed Abou Hamza Al-Mouhajer. "Can Allah enable us to capture some of the dogs...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • Jury Finds Port Authority Negligent In 1993 WTC Bombing

    10/27/2005 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 423+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK -- A jury has found the New York Port Authority negligent in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The verdict says the Port Authority, which owned the World Trade Center, failed to properly guard the parking garage where terrorists set off a half-ton of explosives in a rental van. The verdict is a victory for victims of the attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000. Other trials will now be held to determine money damages. The explosion filled the building with smoke, wrecked the towers' power and emergency systems, and spread fear across New York....
  • Port Authority Found Negligent in 1993 Bombing

    10/27/2005 4:57:03 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 8 replies · 342+ views
    The NY Slimes ^ | October 27, 2005 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A Manhattan jury said yesterday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was negligent in safeguarding the World Trade Center before the first terror attack on the twin towers, the 1993 bombing that killed six people and injured 1,000. In a verdict that could prove costly for the Port Authority, the six-member jury in State Supreme Court unanimously found that the agency did not heed warnings that the underground garage was vulnerable to terrorist attack and should be closed to public parking. This failure, the jury said, was "a substantial factor" in allowing the bombing to occur....
  • New York Port Authority guilty = 1993 World Trade Center Blast

    10/27/2005 6:43:03 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 9 replies · 1,332+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/27/05 | Newsday
    ......NEVER FORGET.....
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • Trial At Last in '93 WTC-Blast Lawsuits

    09/19/2005 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 364+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 19, 2005 | Dareh Greogrian
    It was one of the most terrifying moments in the city's history — a massive car bombing that ripped through an underground garage, killing six and injuring over a thousand. And now, 12 long years later, a jury will decide whether the Feb. 26, 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center could have been prevented.After more than a decade of maddening delays and appeals, jury selection is expected to begin today in legal actions by hundreds of victims of the first attack on the Twin Towers against the buildings' owner, the Port Authority.The suits charge the bi-state agency's negligence...
  • U.S. Issues $5M Award for WTC Fugitive

    04/04/2005 5:12:10 PM PDT · by TexKat · 8 replies · 541+ views
    AP ^ | 4/4/05
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. State Department said Monday it was offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture and conviction of the last remaining fugitive wanted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In a statement released in Baghdad, the State Department said it was looking for Iraqi-American Abdul Rahman Yasin, 45, believed to have helped build the bomb used in the Feb. 26, 1993, attack that killed six people. The statement described Yasin as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He is epileptic and "possibly...
  • Imprisoned terrorist still communicates with followers (Mastermind of 1993 WTC bombing)

    03/12/2005 5:16:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 725+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/12/05 | Laura Mansfield
    Convicted Egyptian cleric Omar Abdul Rahman, mastermind of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, continues to communicate with and inspire his followers despite his imprisonment. The blind sheik, convicted of multiple charges of terrorism, is incarcerated in the one of the most secure prisons in the United States, but letters to followers somehow still manage to reach his intended audience of terrorists through publication on various websites devoted to advancement of Islamic terrorism and radical ideology. On Feb. 10, New York Attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of helping Abdul Rahman pass secret messages to his followers urging violent...
  • WTC Bombing Inmates Sent Letters Allegedly To Recruit Terrorists

    03/01/2005 11:40:17 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 29 replies · 685+ views
    wnbc News ^ | 12:17 pm EST March 1, 2005
    FLORENCE, Colo. -- Three men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing sent letters from the Supermax federal prison in Colorado that are suspected of being used by a Spanish terror cell to recruit suicide bombers, NewsChannel 4's Jonathan Dienst reported Monday. Letters from one of those men, Mohammed Salameh were found on Mohamed Achraf, one of 17 people charged in October in Spain for an alleged plot to blow up that country's National Court, the network reported, citing confidential documents from a Spanish court. One of the letters to Achraf, the alleged leader of the plot, reads: "Oh...