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  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent

    12/29/2008 5:47:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 517+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | December 29, 2008 | n/a
    December 29, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent Defendant Allegedly Worked for the Government of Iraq and Assisted the Iraqi Intelligence Service WASHINGTON – A criminal complaint was filed today charging Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, age 47, formerly of Maryland, with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Darwish is a Canadian citizen born in Iraq....
  • White Girl Burn A Lot: Is Gangsta-Jihad Teenage Store Owner Complicit In Jessica Chambers' Murder?

    12/15/2014 8:55:49 PM PST · by IChing · 34 replies ^ | 12/15/14 | Donald Joy
    The incredibly resourceful and brilliant unpaid blogger known only as “sundance” at is doing it again. Just as she (or he) did in the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases, sundance is putting the professional media journalists to shame by methodically analyzing and exposing key details of the recent, still-smoldering Jessica Chambers murder caper in rural Panola County, Mississippi, apparently well before ordinary reporters or even police investigators have even begun to rub the sleep from their eyes. This time, probing deeply into the very disturbing mystery surrounding the gruesome torture and burning death last week of the blonde,...
  • Runaway Teen Held Captive in Buffalo Home (Religion of Peace?)

    02/08/2010 3:38:34 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 1,156+ views
    © 2009 WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 ^ | Feb 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM EST | By WKBW Directors
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- 26-year-old Michael J. Abdallah will be heading to court this week for a felony hearing after being accused of holding a runaway teen in his home for six months. Abdallah has been charged with kidnapping and rape, after police say he held a teen captive from July to December of 2009. Police say Abdallah forced the teen to have sex with him, and babysit his one-year-old son. Neighbors of Abdallah are finding the news difficult to believe. Abdallah will be in court for a felony hearing on February 11.
  • Man on FBI's Most Wanted List in Yemen Captured

    01/21/2010 11:44:23 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 45 replies · 1,917+ views
    CAPTURED PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION; CONSPIRING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION JABER A. ELBANEH PHOTOGRAPH OF JABER A. ELBANEH PHOTOGRAPH OF JABER A. ELBANEH TAKEN IN APPROXIMATELY 2000 PHOTOGRAPH OF JABER A. ELBANEH TAKEN IN 1996 Photograph taken in approximately 2000 Photograph taken in 1996 Aliases: Jaber A. Elbanelt, Jaben A. Elbanelt, Jabor Elbaneh, Abu Jubaer, Jubaer Elbaneh, "Jubair" DESCRIPTION Date of Birth Used: September 9, 1966 Hair: Brown Place of Birth: Yemen Eyes: Brown Height: 5'8" Sex: Male Weight: 200 pounds Complexion: Unknown Build: Stocky Citizenship: Yemeni Languages: Arabic, English Scars and Marks:...
  • Bush mulled sending troops into Buffalo (Rahms' Sat AM Diversion)

    07/25/2009 2:33:43 AM PDT · by antivenom · 25 replies · 1,447+ views
    AP ^ | July 25, 2009
    23 mins ago WASHINGTON – The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported.
  • No Choice but Guilty (Lackawanna Six were recruited by Bosnian War Muslims)

    07/30/2003 7:31:22 PM PDT · by Destro · 11 replies · 396+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 29, 2003 | Michael Powell
    Prosecuting Terror No Choice but Guilty Lackawanna Case Highlights Legal Tilt By Michael Powell Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 29, 2003; Page A01 First of two articles LACKAWANNA, N.Y. -- Even now, after the arrests and the anger and the world media spotlight, the mystery for neighbors in this old steel town remains this: Why would six of their young men so readily agree to plead guilty to terror charges, accepting long prison terms far from home? The reality appears to fall between such disbelief and talk of sleeper cells. Two men who were veterans of the war in...
  • Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife

    02/13/2009 12:33:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 106 replies · 3,433+ views ^ | Feb. 13, 2009 | Gene Warner
    Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband -- an influential member of the local Muslim community -- reported her death to police Thursday. Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder. "He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning. Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers...
  • Feds Arrest Three 'Buffalo Six' Relatives

    12/17/2002 10:36:47 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 10 replies · 286+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/02 | AP
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three relatives of a man accused of belonging to an al-Qaida terror cell in the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna were arrested Tuesday and charged with illegally operating a money transferring business. Investigators have been unable to trace any of the money to terrorist activities, said U.S. Attorney Michael Battle. Mohamed Albanna, 51, a leader in the area's Yemeni community and an uncle of a man still being hunted by U.S. authorities, was seized by Customs and Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the doorway of his Buffalo store, the Queen City Cigarettes and Candy Co. His younger brother,...
  • Another Lackawanna Arrest

    12/17/2002 9:34:35 AM PST · by ganesha · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 12/17/2002 | Michael Beebe and Dan Herbeck
    Another Lackawanna arrest -Businessman will be charged with sending at least $3 million to Yemen By MICHAEL BEEBE and DAN HERBECK News Staff Reporters 12/17/2002 Federal authorities today are expected to arrest a Lackawanna businessman with ties to the Lackawanna Six on charges that he illegally sent at least $3 million to Yemen over the last several years. The investigation was conducted by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of Western New York, but sources said investigators have been unable to trace any of the money to terrorist activities. "These transfers have been made illegally and (are) unreported," a law enforcement...
  • 3 in custody as raids focus on money trail to Yemen

    12/18/2002 7:01:32 AM PST · by twas · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/18 | MICHAEL BEEBE
    Queen City Cigarettes & Candy, a Clinton Street warehouse owned by food broker Mohamed T. Albanna, is one element of investigators' picture of a money-transmitting business that sent large sums to Yemen. A leader of Lackawanna's Yemeni-American community and two other men were in custody today on charges they operated an illegal money-transmitting business that sent funds from Western New York to Yemen. Mohamed T. Albanna, vice president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York and a frequent spokesman for the defendants known as the "Lackawanna Six," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Tuesday after...
  • Man of the people-Arrested

    12/18/2002 5:27:03 PM PST · by ganesha · 22 replies · 545+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 12/18/2002 | Sandra Tan
    Man of the people - arrested By SANDRA TAN News Staff Reporter 12/18/2002 Mohamed T. Albanna, photographed in his Clinton Street store last July, is considered outspoken on issues crucial to Lackawanna. Business owner Andrea Haxton saw Mohamed T. Albanna several days a week. He was her main cigarette distributor and regularly dropped off boxes at her A&E Goods store on Ridge Road and Ingham Avenue on his way home from work. "He delivers them, we pay him, chit-chat, and he goes home," the Lackawanna business owner said. "We talk about politics all the time." Albanna came by Monday night...
  • Second N.Y. Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty

    03/24/2003 11:57:11 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Reuters | Monday, March 24, 2003 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON
    Second N.Y. Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty By CAROLYN THOMPSON .c The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A second of six Yemeni-American men accused of training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks pleaded guilty Monday to charges he supported al-Qaida. Shafal Mosed, 24, entered the plea to a charge of knowingly and unlawfully providing and attempting to provide material resources to a foreign terrorist organization, namely al-Qaida. Under a plea deal, he agreed to cooperate with investigators. In exchange, prosecutors dropped one charge and agreed to seek a lighter sentence of eight years....
  • Arrests Upset N.Y. Yemeni Community

    09/14/2002 6:23:26 PM PDT · by syriacus · 27 replies · 677+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | September 14, 2002 | BEN DOBBIN
    LACKAWANNA, N.Y. -- Members of the Yemeni community in this western New York city struggled Saturday to reconcile their identity as a hardworking and vital part of their town with allegations of a terrorist cell in their midst. Yemenis started coming to the Buffalo suburb in 1922, finding work in the steel mills that churned on the Lake Erie shore. They remain a growing part of this city of 20,000. But the community of about 1,000 Yemenis living in Lackawanna has been shaken by the arrests of five men -- all U.S. born -- who federal authorities say aided the...
  • A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna Six (terrorists arrested 5 years ago)

    09/10/2007 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 9/09/07 | Mark Sommer
    A search for answers in the case against the Lackawanna SixBy Mark Sommer NEWS BOOK REVIEWER Updated: 09/09/07 6:29 AM The arraignment of the Lackawanna Six attracted national attention. Derek Gee/Buffalo News It was five years ago today that police apprehended the first member of what was quickly dubbed the Lackawanna Six. Headlines blared far beyond Western New York, as news stories raised the specter of homegrown terrorists training with al-Qaida in southern Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden, it would later be revealed, was present, too. President Bush, Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller quickly proclaimed the Lackawanna...
  • Second of six alleged al-Qaida trainees pleads guilty

    03/24/2003 1:47:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 233+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-24-03 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A second of six Yemeni-American men accused of training at an al-Qaida camp months before the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty Monday to supporting a foreign terrorist organization.</p> <p>In a plea deal with the government, Shafal Mosed admitted attending the camp in Afghanistan from April to June 2001, where he received weapons and tactical training, performed guard duty and heard Osama bin Laden speak about "50 men who were on a suicide mission."</p>
  • Yemeni killed in CIA strike tied to alleged N.Y. cell

    11/09/2002 7:02:32 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 22 replies · 412+ views
    USA Today / AP ^ | 11/9/2002 | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A Yemeni-American killed in a CIA airstrike in Yemen has links to alleged members of the al-Qaeda cell in suburban Buffalo, that was raided by U.S. authorities in September, a U.S. government official said Friday.</p> <p>The man, identified by Yemeni officials as Ahmed Hijazi, is a U.S. citizen, U.S. and Yemeni officials said on condition of anonymity.</p>

    11/07/2002 10:54:40 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 131 replies · 1,285+ views
    State Hornet Student Newspaper ^ | 27 November 2001 (Originally) | State Hornet Student Newspaper
    Original Article: Accused Terrorist on Trial in Jordan Attended Classes at Sac State; Initiation to Terrorism May Have Started in Sacramento, According to Published Reports. Layla Bohm State Hornet (Student Newspaper) November 27, 2001 Former Sacramento State student Raed Hijazi at his trial in Jordan Nov. 26. Hijazi pleaded innocent to nine charges stemming from a plot to execute terrorist attacks on America and Israel during Millenium celebrations in December 1999. Courtesy Photo/A He was a typical California student. Born in San Jose Dec. 3, 1968, Raed Hijazi eventually attended Sacramento City College, took a Sacramento State extension course...
  • Lackawanna Six case didn't end with guilty pleas

    09/17/2003 7:08:36 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 87+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 9/17/03 4:13 AM | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    <p>LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) -- Ahmed al-Bakri shakes his head and looks down when asked about his brother. Sharifa Galab speaks haltingly through a window about her son. At other homes, doorbells go unanswered even as eyes peer from windows.</p> <p>Relatives of the so-called "Lackawanna Six" and others who live here push away uncomfortable memories of last September, when agents swarmed to round up young men on terrorism charges in the shadow of Sept. 11, 2001, remembrances. But the case is not ready to fade away.</p>
  • FBI in Lodi: Abusive or just assertive?

    07/23/2005 7:48:53 AM PDT · by w1andsodidwe · 19 replies · 767+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | Jul 23, 2005 | Jake Armstrong
    They've interviewed people, followed people, arrested people and even, some say, directed planes to fly ceaselessly over the city. There is little doubt the FBI has been a powerful presence in Lodi in the days since the arrest of several local Muslims in what has been termed a terror investigation. Two former Lodi imams were also arrested on immigration charges: Shabbir Ahmed, 35, and Mohammad Adil Khan, 47, and Khan's son, Mohammad Hassan Adil, 19. Adil Khan and his son have agreed to be deported rather than face federal charges. The arrest drew a boisterous legion of media -- and...