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  • Texas synagogue accused hostage taker was British national

    01/16/2022 8:10:46 AM PST · by navysealdad · 56 replies
    The man who allegedly held Jewish worshippers hostage at a Texas synagogue was a British citizen. The suspect who died at the scene after allegedly taking hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, Saturday was a British national, according to the U.K. government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. "We are aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities," a spokesperson for the office said in an emailed statement to Fox News Digital.
  • 'More painful than 9/11': Al-Qaida threatens new attack on U.S.

    10/13/2021 9:01:13 AM PDT · by lightman · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 13 October A.D. 2021 | Art Moore
    ... Now, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, known as AQAP, has released a video boasting about the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and vowing another attack on the scale of 9/11 but even "more painful." The video, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, is titled "A Message to the American People: You Have Yet to Understand the Lesson." It features Ibrahim Al-Qousi, a former prisoner at the U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Al-Qousi said, regarding the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, that "the greatest loss America suffered, besides its material and human losses, is its reputation...
  • Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

    10/11/2021 1:13:20 AM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    AP ^ | O(ct 11 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, identifying the man as Sami Jassem, who oversees the Islamic State group’s financial operations and served as the deputy leader of IS under the late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He described it as “one of the most difficult” cross border intelligence operations ever conducted by Iraqi forces. Iraqi intelligence officials told The Associated Press that Jassem was detained in an identified foreign country and transported to...
  • Al-Qaida Chief Appears in New Video Marking 9/11 Anniversary

    09/12/2021 6:31:52 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sep 12 | Newsmax
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In it, al-Zawahri said that “Jerusalem Will Never be Judaized,” and praised al-Qaida attacks including one that targeted Russian troops in Syria in January. SITE said al-Zawahri also noted the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. It added that his comments do not necessarily indicate a recent recording, as the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban was...
  • Remembering 9/11 and Biden's debacle

    09/11/2021 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 11, 2021 | Lynne Lechter
    We usually associate anniversaries with happy occasions: the date of the start of a romance, a wedding, the birth of a company or country. Celebrations abound — parties, dances, company picnics, bands, parades, fireworks, specialty cocktails, and special cakes. Then there are the other events — the death of a loved one, an accident, corporate bankruptcy, natural disasters such as hurricanes. These events are seared in our hearts, annually marked, not with jubilation, but with longing, sadness, even despair. Eclipsing both ends of this emotional spectrum are the catastrophic events that bind not just a family or a company, or...
  • Time To Impeach Dementia Joe Biden For Providing Material Aid And Comfort To Our Terrorist Enemies

    09/04/2021 9:26:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | September 3, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Dementia is not a foreign policy. Watching Joe Biden’s Afghan performance is like imagining Captain Queeg as Chief of Naval Operations. Both have lost their bearings, except that Queeg was a fictional character in the iconic war movie “The Caine Mutiny” and Biden is actually commander-in-chief as he throws away 20 years of sacrifice in blood and treasure for nothing, creating a terrorist state armed with America’s best weapons, with our mortal enemies China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea chomping at the bit in anticipation of the strategic consequences of Biden’s incompetence. Biden is a perfect storm of incompetence, incoherence,...
  • Impeach Joe Biden

    09/03/2021 4:12:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    <p>Biden is, quite simply, a man unsuited to meet the challenges of the present moment. He is out of his league and, one hopes sooner rather than later, will find himself out of political time. Indeed, there is a compelling case that that time is right now. The way that Biden has handled America's (admittedly long-overdue) withdrawal from the backwater of Afghanistan has been so inexplicably botched, so patently dripping with gross malfeasance, and so clearly subversive of his solemn constitutional oath and his foremost commander-in-chief prerogative that the proper short-term remedy is obvious: impeachment.</p>
  • Al-Qaida and ISIS Still in Afghanistan

    09/01/2021 5:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2021 | Terry Jeffrey
    "Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history," President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation on Tuesday afternoon. But is that war over? Biden may have withdrawn the U.S. military from Afghanistan, but terrorist groups intent on attacking the United States still operate there. A week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress enacted a war authorization that was succinct yet sweeping. It said: "That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized,...
  • Afghanistan: Forget the Deadline. Biden Has Already Surrendered

    08/31/2021 5:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    Much has been made of the artificial deadline resident Joe Biden foolishly set for evacuating Afghanistan. Frankly, the deadline is irrelevant because long before the deadline arrived, the president had already folded and, as a result, the killing of Americans had already started. On Saturday, Aug. 28, 13 flag-draped coffins arrived at Dover Air Force Base. No one from the White House met the aircraft. These 13 won't be the last. Americans will be left behind and will be killed. For several weeks, brave, exhausted Americans -- all volunteers -- have been working without rest to get hundreds of pre-manifested...
  • IG Finds Jailed Terrorists Preaching in Prison Chapels

    07/12/2021 6:37:20 PM PDT · by elpadre · 9 replies
    investigativeproject.org ^ | July 12, 2021 | Patrick Dunleavy, IPT News
    A disturbing report by the Justice Department Inspector General has revealed that incarcerated terrorists associated with international jihadist groups like al-Qaida, ISIS, and al-Shabaab have been allowed to lead religious services in Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) chapels. "We found that some institutions permitted inmates with a known nexus to international or domestic terrorism to lead religious services," said the report, which was issued earlier this month. The Inspector General investigated the BOP's overall Chaplaincy Services Program (CSP), and how it balances inmates' rights to faith-based activity with security risks. Not only did prison administrators allow terrorists to run religious services,...
  • Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI

    11/19/2006 9:14:16 AM PST · by vadkins · 63 replies · 2,603+ views
    Harper Collins ^ | 11/18/2006 | Peter Lance, Harper Collins press release
    Peter Lance's new book, Triple Cross, (the complete title is: Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him) is out in bookstores on 11/21/2006. This is a link to the Able Danger Blog's review of the book. Here is the text of the Harper Collins' press release for the book: TRIPLE CROSS How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him By Peter Lance In TRIPLE CROSS, five-time Emmy-award...
  • Senate Investigation Finds Obama Admin Knowingly Funded al-Qaeda Affiliate

    12/29/2020 5:34:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2020, | Brittany Bernstein
    Non-profit humanitarian agency World Vision United States improperly transacted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) in 2014 with approval from the Obama administration, sending government funds to an organization that had been sanctioned over its ties to terrorism, according to a new report.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) recently released a report detailing the findings of an investigation his staff began in February 2019 into the relationship between World Vision and ISRA.The probe found that World Vision was not aware that ISRA had been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2004 after funneling roughly $5 million to Maktab al-Khidamat,...
  • Israeli agents killed Al Qaeda's No. 2 official on street in Iran: report

    11/13/2020 11:07:02 PM PST · by volunbeer · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/20 | Tal Axelrod
    Israeli agents assassinated Al Qaeda's No. 2 official in a shooting in Tehran three months ago, eliminating a mastermind behind the deadly 1998 attacks on American embassies in Africa. Intelligence officials confirmed to The New York Times that two Israeli agents were acting at the behest of the U.S. when they shot Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah from a motorcycle on Aug. 7, the anniversary of the embassy bombings. His daughter Miriam, the widow of Osama bin Laden's son Hamza bin Laden, was also killed.
  • U.S. Army Soldier Charged with Terrorism Offenses for Planning Deadly Ambush on Service Members in His Unit

    06/22/2020 4:44:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 22, 2020 | DOJ
    U.S. Army Private Ethan Melzer Sent Sensitive U.S. Military Information to Members of a Neo-Nazi Group in an Attempt to Facilitate a “Mass Casualty” Attack on Melzer’s Army Unit The Department of Justice announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging Ethan Melzer, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, for allegedly planning an attack on his U.S. Army unit by sending sensitive details about the unit – including information about its location, movements, and security – to members of an extremist organization named Order of the Nine Angles (O9A), an occult-based neo-Nazi and white supremacist group.   Melzer is charged with conspiring and...
  • Saudi Shooter Who Killed Three US Sailors Was In Contact With Al-Qaida

    05/18/2020 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 27 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/18/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    The FBI has established a firm link between Al-Qaeda and Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi aviation student who killed three U.S. service members and injured eight other Americans during a terrorist attack at the Pensacola naval airbase in Florida in December 2019. The FBI found that Alshamrani, who was killed in the attack, had “significant ties” to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and frequently contacted operatives in the terrorist organization, even on the night before the attack, the leaders of the Justice Department (DOJ) and the FBI announced Monday.
  • Trump says U.S. operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen

    02/07/2020 5:43:32 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 29 replies
    wral.com and Associated Press ^ | 2/6/20 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year's deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors. Al-Rimi is a founder of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The affiliate has long been considered the global network’s most dangerous branch for its attempts to carry out attacks on the U.S. mainland. Trump said the U.S. and its allies are safer as a result of his death. “We will continue to protect...
  • Statement from the President (re elimination of al-Qa’ida leader Qasim al-Rimi in Yemen)

    02/06/2020 3:50:50 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | February 6, 2020 | White House
     NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE    Issued on: February 6, 2020   At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and a deputy to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  Rimi joined al-Qa’ida in the 1990s, working in Afghanistan for Osama bin Laden.  Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces.  His death further degrades AQAP and the global al-Qa’ida...
  • What’s Going On in Azerbaijan? The Iran-al Qaeda alliance.

    04/27/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2012 | Thomas Joscelyn
    On April 18, just days after a U.S.-led coalition wrapped up the first round of renewed nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan made an announcement. In a statement released online, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security said it had “conducted large-scale special operations” to disband a terrorist cell of about 20 al Qaeda-linked operatives. The alleged terrorists reportedly had plans to attack “shrines, mosques, and prayer houses” in addition to “law-enforcement agencies.” Their intent, according to Azerbaijani officials, was “to create [an] atmosphere of .  .  . confusion and horror among the population.” Al Qaeda has operated in Azerbai-jan since the...
  • US Warns Al-Qaida 'as Strong as It Has Ever Been

    08/05/2019 3:11:18 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    Despite the reported death of the son and heir apparent of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials warn the global terror group remains a significant threat to the United States.
  • Son of Osama bin Laden Believed Dead

    08/01/2019 12:11:04 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/1/19 | Mattha Busby
    Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza, who was trying to lead an al-Qaida resurgence, is believed dead, according to US reports. NBC News reported the US had received intelligence that he had died, citing three American officials. The New York Times, quoting two unnamed officials, also reported Hamza bin Laden had been killed sometime over the past two years, and it had taken time to confirm the death. The report said the US had a hand in the death of the al-Qaida heir, thought to have been aged about 30. Hamza bin Laden had been seeking to stage attacks on western...