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  • Brit freed from Guantanamo cashes in on Xbox

    05/31/2009 9:18:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 761+ views
    thesun.co.uk ^ | May 31, 2009 | ANDREW PARKER
    A BRIT who spent two years in Guantanamo Bay as a terror suspect is cashing in with a computer game based on the US detention camp. Moazzam Begg, 41, will appear as himself in the Xbox 360 game, which could rake in £3million. Rendition: Guantanamo, due to go on sale in October, lets players control a detainee trying to shoot his way out. Begg, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, is shown in the game as head of an organisation helping the suspect to escape. Human rights activist Begg was thrown into the camp on Cuba in 2003 after the CIA held him...
  • Top GOP lawmaker discloses 'something more' to hostage crisis at Texas synagogue; investigation goes global

    01/16/2022 4:27:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-16-22 | Chris Enloe
    A top House Republican revealed Sunday the investigation into the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday has gone international. What are the details? Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN host Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" there is "something more" to the case than a lone actor. In fact, McCaul disclosed that the FBI's investigation now extends to London and Tel Aviv. "I know the FBI has now fanned their investigation out to London and Tel Aviv. So this has now turned into an...
  • British National ID'd as Hostage-Taker at Texas Synagogue

    01/16/2022 3:30:50 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 16, 2022
    Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror." Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn't provide a possible motive. Akram could be heard ranting on a...
  • Texas SWAT team responds to hostage situation at synagogue: 'I'm going to die' [hostages SAFE]

    01/15/2022 1:14:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 January 2022 | Adam Sabes
    A Texas SWAT team responded Saturday afternoon to a hostage situation at a synagogue near Dallas. The Colleyville Police Department said on Twitter that they are conducting SWAT operations "around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd." All residents in the immediate area of the incident are being evacuated, according to the tweet.
  • Mainstream US Muslim (Cair lobby) groups have called for Aafia Siddiqui's release

    01/16/2022 12:50:11 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 16, 2022 | Jessica Chasmar 
    Just last month, CAIR’s Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter held an event called "In Pursuit of Freedom" at the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas, calling for Siddiqui’s release, claiming she had been "kidnapped, ripped apart from her children, shot at, renditioned to the U.S., and is currently serving an 86-year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit." On Nov. 18, the CAIR chapter held an online fundraiser for Siddiqui’s defense team. Days earlier, multiple Muslim advocacy groups, including CAIR, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ), and the Muslim American...
  • Texas synagogue hostage taker demanding release of imprisoned sister

    01/15/2022 1:34:18 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 50 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/15/2022 | JACOB MAGID
    The suspect in an apparent hostage situation at a Texas synagogue is identified as Muhammad Siddiqui by ABC News, which reports that he’s holding the rabbi of the congregation and three others hostage. Siddiqui claimed during the livestream to be the brother of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national who was convicted in 2010 by a New York City Federal Court of attempting to kill US military personnel. She is currently serving an 86-year sentence at Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. ABC, citing a source at the scene, says Siddiqui is demanding his sister’s release.
  • Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say

    01/15/2022 6:15:20 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 15, 2022 | Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson
    Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say By Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson, CNN Updated 8:40 PM EST, Sat January 15, 2022 article video (CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, where authorities say the suspect may be motivated by the desire to free a Pakistani scientist who was convicted of attempting to kill US officers in Afghanistan. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN there were believed to be four hostages, including a rabbi, at Congregation...
  • Former police official claims 2017 Spanish terror attacks orchestrated by secret service

    01/14/2022 6:00:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    AA.com ^ | 1/13/2022 | Ahmet Gencturk
    Spanish intelligence wanted to destabilize Catalonia prior to independence referendum, says Jose Manuel Villarejo. The 2017 terror attacks in Spain were orchestrated by the National Intelligence Center (CNI), a former senior police officer said Thursday. The aim was to destabilize Catalonia before an independence referendum but the outcome that left 16 dead, was a miscalculation, said Jose Manuel Villarejo, according to the Catalanews agency. Quoting Villarejo’s testimony in court, the news outlet said the attacks, which included a truck plowing those pedestrians on Barcelona’s La Rambla, "were a serious mistake" on the part of former National Intelligence Center (CNI) Director...
  • ISIS-Linked Extremists Decapitate Christian Pastor Before Handing His Severed Head to His Wife to Show Authorities in Mozambique

    12/18/2021 6:38:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/17/21 | Chris Jewers
    * Killing reportedly took place in the country's gas-rich province Cabo Delgado * Suspected ISIS-linked extremists ordered the pastor's wife to deliver his head * Police said the widow arrived to the local police headquarters last Wednesday * Cabo Delgado province has been rocked by attacks by ISIS-linked militants since 2017, killing at least 3,340 people and displacing more than 800,000Suspected ISIS-linked extremists have decapitated a Christian pastor before handing his severed head to his wife to show authorities in Mozambique. The killing, reported by local news, took place in the country's gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado. Last Wednesday,...
  • Traitorous Democrats Unanimously Vote with IS, Al Qaeda & MB – Understanding the Threat

    12/15/2021 8:01:27 PM PST · by hamburger hill · 4 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | Dec 14, 2021 | John D. Guandolo
    Last night, 219 democrats voted to advance the strategic objectives of the Global Islamic Movement – which includes Al Qaeda, IS (Islamic State), Iran, Hizbollah, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, and the entire Islamic world at the Head of State level – to impose the barbaric Islamic law
  • Colorado supermarket shooting suspect incompetent for trial [Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, killed 10]

    12/04/2021 12:10:25 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    aol ^ | December 4, 2021 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    A judge ruled Friday that a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered him to be treated at the state mental hospital to see if he can be made well enough to face prosecution. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, is accused of opening fire at a busy King Soopers in the college town of Boulder in March, killing a police officer, shoppers and several store employees. Four doctors have now determined Alissa is not mentally competent to participate in court proceedings, and he has “deteriorated” over...
  • Report: Joe Biden to Strip Colombian FARC Communists of Terrorist Designation

    11/24/2021 9:28:39 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/24/2021 | Francis Martel
    Anonymous alleged “U.S. and congressional officials” told the Wall Street Journal this week President Joe Biden is planning to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a nearly 60-year-old terrorist organization responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, from America’s list of designated foreign terrorist groups. The FARC, a communist group, has been responsible for a wide variety of human rights atrocities in Colombia since its founding in 1964 that include mass killings, kidnappings, child rape, forced abortions, the use of child soldiers, and one of the world’s most lucrative drug trafficking operations. The government of then-President Juan Manuel...
  • Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries

    10/20/2021 3:36:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    APnews ^ | 10-20-21 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but a U.S. official said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed. The official said the attack appeared to include at least one drone strike and possibly groundfire. It was not yet clear who carried out the attack. U.S. and coalition troops are based at the al-Tanf garrison to train local Syrian opposition forces on patrols to counter Islamic State militants.
  • Known terror threat Ali Harbi Ali 'plotted attack on UK lawmaker Sir David Amess for a week'

    10/17/2021 3:26:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Mail on Sunday ^ | Oct 17 | By GLEN OWEN
    The killer of Tory MP Sir David Amess planned the murderous assault more than a week in advance, security sources have told The Mail on Sunday. As police continued to question a 25-year-old British man of Somalian descent last night, sources revealed that the attacker had booked an appointment at Sir David's constituency surgery before stabbing the politician 17 times. The suspect was named last night as Ali Harbi Ali, the son of a former communications adviser to the prime minister of Somalia. Harbi Ali Kullane, confirmed that his son was in police custody following the stabbing and said he...
  • Ali Harbi Ali (Murderer)

    10/16/2021 1:14:07 PM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    twitter ^ | Oct 16 | LBC
    @LBC The terror suspect being questioned over the killing of MP Sir David Amess is understood to be named Ali Harbi Ali
  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called “The Family” was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • Taliban calls on US to show ‘heart,’ thanks world for $1.2 billion in aid

    09/14/2021 2:24:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/14/2021 | Tamar Lapin
    The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the international community for pledging more than $1 billion in emergency aid to Afghanistan — and called on the US to donate more. Amir Khan Mutaqi, the foreign minister in Afghanistan’s new Taliban-run Cabinet, asked Washington to show appreciation for the militant group allowing the US to complete its massive evacuation effort. “America is a big country, they need to have a big heart,” he said at a press conference. Muttaqi’s comments came a day after the United Nations said that $1.2 billion in humanitarian assistance had been promised to Afghanistan, with some $64 million...
  • 2nd woman convicted of railroad track sabotage in Washington 32 minutes ago

    09/11/2021 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Robwin · 24 replies
    Newsbreak ^ | 09/09/21 | The Associated Press
    SEATTLE — A second defendant has been convicted of sabotaging railroad tracks near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state just before a train carrying crude oil was due to pass through — apparently part of a campaign to protest construction of a pipeline across British Columbia.Following a two-day trial and three hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Seattle on Thursday convicted Ellen Brennan Reiche, 28, of Bellingham, of violence against a railroad carrier. Her co-defendant, Samantha Frances Brooks, 24, pleaded guilty in July.
  • Boulder shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa bought assault rifle a week ago

    03/23/2021 11:19:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 149 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2021 | Lia Eustachewich
    The alleged gunman charged with slaughtering 10 people at a Colorado supermarket bought an assault rifle a week prior to the shooting — and was caught “playing” with it by a family member, according to new court documents. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa purchased a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16 — six days before going on a deadly rampage at the King Soopers in Boulder, according to an affidavit unsealed Tuesday. His sister-in-law, whose name is redacted, told investigators that she saw Alissa, 21, “playing with a gun she thought looked like a ‘machine gun'” in the days prior to...
  • New Zealand supermarket stabbing: Government to toughen anti-terror laws

    09/04/2021 1:32:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The attacker, a known supporter of Islamic State, was shot dead by police. He has now been identified as Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, a 32-year-old Tamil, who arrived in New Zealand in 2011 and sought refugee status. Ardern, who described the stabbings as a "terrorist attack", said...legislation is expected to make it easier to convict someone for planning a terror attack. Samsudeen, whose identity was suppressed by court order until now due to his refugee status, arrived in New Zealand on a student visa in 2011. A surveillance team and a specialist tactics group had followed Samsudeen from his home...