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  • AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police

    03/18/2004 4:46:06 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 42 replies · 314+ views
    NEWSDAY ^ | March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST NEW YORK -- A box containing material that warned about terrorist activities and books on electronic circuitry and aircraft was found by sanitation workers collecting garbage on a Queens street on Wednesday and was taken to a police precinct, a high-level police source told The Associated Press. As a precaution, police scanned the workers' garbage truck for radioactivity and got a reading high enough to prompt them to evacuate the 114th Precinct, but the box and the...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Abu Hamza leaves Britain after final appeal fails

    10/05/2012 5:55:19 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/06/2012 | Martin Beckford
    Speaking after the US-bound flights had taken off from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, Mrs May said: "I can confirm that tonight two planes have left RAF Mildenhall to transport Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary, Syed Ahsan and Khalid al-Fawwaz to the US to face trial. "I am pleased the decision of the court today meant that these men, who used every available opportunity to frustrate and delay the extradition process over many years, could finally be removed. "This government has co-operated fully with the courts and pressed at every stage to ensure this happened. "We have worked tirelessly,...
  • Radical Cleric Hamza Can Be Extradited To US

    09/24/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 24th September 2012 | Sky News
    'Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US after Europe's human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal, officials have said. Hamza wanted to fight a European Court of Human Rights ruling that extradition would not breach his human rights. But his request was rejected by a panel of judges, a spokesman for the court said. The unanimous judgment said there would be no human rights breach either as a result of likely detention in ADX Florence "supermax" prison in Colorado, or the length of possible sentences on conviction. The decision means Hamza, who was jailed...
  • AP Enterprise: Feds investigating Conn businessman in terror case [Maswood]

    08/11/2004 1:12:00 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 573+ views, New Haven CT ^ | August 11, 2004 | AP
    (Cromwell-AP, Aug. 11, 2004 1:25 PM) _ A Cromwell man says he's being targeted in a federal terrorism probe because he's a Muslim. Forty-one-year-old Syed Maswood is denying allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site. Maswood confirms that he's he unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism. Maswood says that on March 17th, federal agents raided his home, seizing computer equipment and financial records. According to the affidavit, investigators discovered Maswood's e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to...
  • Feds Investigating Connecticut Businessman In Terror Case [Maswood]

    08/21/2004 8:09:36 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 7 replies · 610+ views
    NBC-30, Waterbury, CT ^ | August 12, 2004 | NBC-30 + AP
    CROMWELL, Conn. -- A Connecticut nuclear engineer is under investigation in a federal terrorism probe, but denies allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site and said he's being targeted because he is Muslim. Syed R. Maswood, 41, confirmed that he is the unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism. Federal agents raided Maswood's home March 17, seizing computer equipment and financial records, he said. Investigators discovered his e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to terrorists, according to the...
  • Ex-Sailor Found Guilty of Leaking Ship Movements

    03/06/2008 11:21:22 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 16 replies · 1,876+ views
    Ex-Sailor Found Guilty of Leaking Ship Movements FEATURE STORY   by IPT IPT News March 3, 2008*Updated NEW HAVEN - Months after the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors docked in Yemen, a battle group led by the USS Constellation prepared to sail for the Persian Gulf. The U.S. was saber rattling. Retaliation against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Al Qaeda for the Cole attack was anticipated. Unbeknownst to Navy leadership, a signalman on the destroyer Benfold was in direct communication at the time with a British-based publishing house openly supporting the Taliban and...
  • Inquiry Launched Into 'Bugging" Muslim MP

    02/03/2008 9:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Inquiry launched into 'bugging' of Muslim MP By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:52am GMT 04/02/2008 Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has launched a formal inquiry into claims a senior Labour Muslim MP had been bugged during private meetings with a constituent. David Davis' bugging warning letter in full Leader: Reasoning to listen with Sadiq Khan MP Scotland Yard is alleged to have eavesdropped on meetings between Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, and a terrorist suspect currently being held in prison. The police and security services have been barred from bugging MPs for more than 40 years. Watch:...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • U.S.: al-Qaida Suspect Cased New York

    08/07/2004 9:21:13 PM PDT · by wallace144 · 5 replies · 1,227+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An al-Qaida terror suspect detained in England was sent to the United States in early 2001 by the principal architect of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings to perform surveillance on economic targets in New York, according to U.S. officials and government interviews with other captured terror suspects. They said the suspect claimed he has associates in America, possibly in California. Abu Eisa al-Hindi was arrested in a roundup last week in Britain along with 11 others. The disclosure that al-Hindi also was known as Issa al-Britani provides tantalizing details that further link al-Hindi to recent Bush administration...
  • Former sailor arrested on terror charge

    03/07/2007 5:38:23 PM PST · by RDTF · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Houston Chron ^ | March 07, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A former Navy sailor was arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday for alleging mishandling classified information that ended up in the hands of a suspected terrorism financier. Hassan Abujihaad, 31, of Phoenix, was arrested in a case that began in Connecticut and has stretched across the country and into Europe and the Middle East. Abujihaad, who is also known as Paul R. Hall, is charged in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist accused of running Web sites to raise money for terrorism. He is schedule be extradited to the U.S. to face trial. Abujihaad was...
  • Former Navy Sailor Charged With Passing Secrets to Al Qaeda

    03/07/2007 5:27:20 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 68 replies · 1,651+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/7/07
    March 7, 2007 — A former U.S. Navy sailor has been charged with allegedly passing military secrets about U.S. Navy movements through waters in the Middle East to al Qaeda-related Web sites during the spring of 2001, just months after the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen. Hassan Abujihaad, formerly known as Paul R. Hall, allegedly passed information about U.S. Navy warship movements in the Straits of Hormuz in April 2001 while he was a member of the Navy. The information passed along contained details about vulnerabilites of U.S. vessels — including susceptibility to small boat attacks by terrorists. Abujihaad...
  • British terror suspects lose extradition battle

    11/30/2006 2:45:29 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 24 replies · 572+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th November 2006
    Two terrorist suspects today lost their High Court battle to avoid extradition to the U.S.. Lawyers for Haroon Rashid Aswat and Babar Ahmad argued that, despite U.S. assurances, there was 'a real risk' that the men would be mistreated, or tried and sentenced as enemy combatants if sent to America. Dismissing their appeal, Lord Justice Laws, sitting in London with Mr Justice Walker, said the allegation that the US might violate undertakings given to the UK "would require proof of a quality entirely lacking here". Ahmad, a computer expert from Tooting, south London, is accused of running websites inciting murder...
  • U.S. Accuses British Man of Terrorist Conspiracy (Had plans of classified Naval group movements )

    08/07/2004 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 587+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 7, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — A terrorism suspect arrested in Britain this week was in Internet contact with a U.S. Navy reservist and had detailed information about the sailor's San Diego-based battleship carrier group, including its classified travel plans and its vulnerability to attack, British and American prosecutors said Friday.
  • British man indicted on terrorism charges over Internet sites

    07/19/2006 2:27:42 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 3 replies · 246+ views
    Cnews ^ | July 19, 2006 | Cnews (no author divuled)
    "A British man was indicted Wednesday on charges he helped run terrorism fundraising websites, set up terrorists with temporary housing in England and possessed a classified U.S. navy document revealing troop movements. Syed Talha Ahsan, 26, was arrested at his home in London on a federal indictment in Connecticut charging him with conspiracy to support terrorists and conspiracy to kill or injure people abroad...."
  • A New Year’s Jihad Retreat (At a Presbyterian Church Campground)

    12/29/2005 5:37:23 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 1,586+ views ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    Watching the ball drop, twirling a noisemaker, kissing your sweetheart, and making a resolution that rarely comes to pass -- everyone looks forward to the memory of a new year. But one group will be ringing in the New Year a little differently…through a children’s jihad retreat, with a guest speaker who exalts terrorists and another who is linked to al-Qaeda. The majority of Islamic organizations within the United States have, at one time or another, been cited for their connections to terrorism, whether by support of terror groups or through actual terrorist activity carried out by its members. Two...
  • U.K. terror suspect uses Internet to win support

    08/08/2005 7:10:48 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 7 replies · 264+ views
    washington post via msnbc ^ | 8/8/05 | Craig Whitlock
    Accused of running jihadi Web site, Briton pushes message from jail LONDON - Second of three articles Babar Ahmad, a 31-year-old computer whiz and mechanical engineer, was hailed as a big catch by U.S. law enforcement officials when he was arrested here one year ago on charges that he ran a network of Web sites that served as a propaganda and fundraising front for Islamic extremists, including Chechen rebels, the Taliban militia and al Qaeda affiliates. Since then, Ahmad has been locked up inside British prisons as he fights extradition to the United States. But the imprisonment has done little...
  • Briton Used Internet As His Bully Pulpit

    08/08/2005 6:24:55 AM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2005 | Craig Whitlock
    LONDON -- Babar Ahmad, a 31-year-old computer whiz and mechanical engineer, was hailed as a big catch by U.S. law enforcement officials when he was arrested here one year ago on charges that he ran a network of Web sites that served as a propaganda and fundraising front for Islamic extremists, including Chechen rebels, the Taliban militia and al Qaeda affiliates. …One top-selling video, titled "Martyrs of Bosnia," was produced in 1997 and featured a masked narrator -- thought to be Ahmad -- waving an automatic rifle and urging Muslims to go to the Balkans to kill nonbelievers.
  • Britain given more time for extradition

    07/15/2005 11:30:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 268+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/15/05 | AP - London
    LONDON (AP) - The British government said Friday it has been granted more time to decide whether to extradite a British man facing terrorism charges in the United States. A judge ruled May 17 that Babar Ahmad could be sent to the United States to face charges of supporting terrorism, conspiring to kill Americans and running a Web site used to fund terrorists. Home Secretary Charles Clarke, the top British official in charge of law and order, had 60 days to decide whether Ahmad would be extradited. That period expires Friday, but the Home Office said Clarke had obtained an...
  • Terror Mastermind Lived In Flat Under Heathrow Approach (Khan)

    08/07/2004 5:34:09 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 1,402+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2004 | Daniel Foggo/Massoud Ansari
    Terror mastermind lived in flat under Heathrow approach By Daniel Foggo and Massoud Ansari (Filed: 08/08/2004) An al-Qaeda "communications chief" who is believed to have been co-ordinating a plot to bomb Heathrow spent three weeks living near the airport late last year, the Telegraph can reveal. Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan, 25, who is under arrest in Pakistan, lived in a ground floor flat in Reading, Berkshire. The address, on Wensley Road near the centre of town, lies below a western approach flight path to the airport. Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan: reconnaissance He lived there with his grandmother, Batool Begum, and...