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  • Kenyan Man Charged With Plotting Sept. 11-Style Attack. U.S. prosecutors say Cholo Abdi Abdullah was acting at direction of terrorist group al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 1:07:56 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2020 | Corinne Ramey
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged a Kenyan man with plotting to stage an attack in the style of Sept. 11 at the direction of al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that serves as al Qaeda’s principal wing in East Africa. Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30 years old, traveled to the Philippines in 2016 to train as a pilot and researched how to hijack an aircraft in preparation for crashing a commercial aircraft into a building in the U.S., Manhattan federal prosecutors said. They said he acted at the direction of an unidentified senior al-Shabaab commander who was also responsible for planning a 2019...
  • Terror Plotter Took Flight Training to Prepare for 9/11-Style Attack, Feds Say

    12/16/2020 7:39:56 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    NBc New York ^ | 12/16/2020 | Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter
    Cholo Abdi Abdullah is expected in federal court in New York later Wednesday A Kenyan man spent years training in the Philippines to conduct a 9/11-style attack against the United States, going through flight school and researching methods to get into the country and hijack a plane, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Cholo Abdi Abdullah was allegedly part of an al-Shabaab unit and taking orders directly from a commander in the African terror group -- one who was responsible for previously directing a deadly 2019 hotel attack in Nairobi, prosecutors said. "This chilling callback to the horrific attacks of September 11,...
  • U.S. captures Hambali, alledged mastermind of Bali bombings

    08/14/2003 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Shermy · 19 replies · 282+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | August 14, 2003
    WASHINGTON, U.S.A (AFP): The White House on Thursday announced the capture of a top ally of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Asia, Riduan bin Isomuddin, also known as Hambali. The 36-year-old Islamic scholar, a chief of the radical group Jamaah Islamiyah, is wanted in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines in connection with a series of bomb attacks. "His capture is another important victory in the global war on terrorism and a significant blow to the enemy," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters from the presidential plane, Air Force One. A senior administration official called Hambali "one of...
  • Pakistani given 30 years in New York al Qaeda case

    07/20/2006 8:00:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Al Reuters ^ | 07/20/2006 | By Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani convicted of supporting an al Qaeda plot to blow up U.S. gas stations was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday in a case Washington has called a victory in its war on terror. Uzair Paracha, 26, has said he falsely confessed under the pressure of three days of interrogation by the FBI, but U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Stein said Paracha "knew what he was doing" in lending support to al Qaeda. Paracha remained calm after the sentence was read and waved to relatives as he left the courtroom wearing a blue...
  • U.S. Attorney: Grandmother finds out what grandson has planned, thwarts mass shooting

    08/05/2019 8:50:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 75 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 5, 2019 | Natalie Dreier
    LUBBOCK, Texas - An alert grandmother who knew what her grandson had been planning may have stopped a mass shooting before it could happen. Special agents with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested William Patrick Williams, a 19-year-old man from Lubbock, Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas announced Friday, CNN reported. The man, according to federal officials, had bought ammunition and an AK-47 and had rented a hotel room to plan a mass shooting, CNN reported. He had wanted to "shoot up" a hotel and "then commit suicide by...
  • Seven Muslims arrested for Easter Sunday jihad massacres, death toll passes 190

    04/21/2019 9:46:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 21, 2019 7:54 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sri Lanka: Seven Muslims arrested for Easter Sunday jihad massacres, death toll passes 190 Sri Lanka’s defense minister Ruwan Wijewardena “blamed religious extremists for what he called the ‘unfortunate terrorist incident.'” But even in this hour of crisis neither he nor other authorities worldwide will dare to identify exactly what kind of “religious extremists” were involved, even though Indian media has already identified two of them by name: Zahran Hashim and Abu Mohammad. The jihad advances with impunity, and the powers of the world cower before it, portray Muslims as the true victims, and kowtow to its enablers and allies....
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • Slain Muslim leader in Africa Plotted Attack on London Jews

    07/11/2012 11:39:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/12 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew hatred. It's a religious mandate. Obama say, "respect it!" Expect a huge outcry from the Guardian /not Where's the enemedia on this story? It's the same silence the media was guilty of during the holocaust. "Slain Terrorist Plotted Attack on London Jews" The Forward, July 11, 2012 Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighborhoods in London were found on the body of an African leader of al-Qaida. The plans, which included plots for a kidnapping and attacks on Eton College and the Ritz and Dorchester hotels in London, were found on the body of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed,...
  • Arrests Continue in Indonesia

    04/16/2010 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 161+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | April 12, 2010 08:37 PM | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "This past Sunday, six terrorists were captured in Medan, North Sumatra province, by Indonesia's counter-terrorist unit, Special Detachment 88. All were thought to be linked to a paramilitary camp in Aceh that was raided in February and two of them, Pandu Wicaksono Widyan Putro and Bayu Sena, were said to be tied to the twin hotel bombings in Jakarta last July." SNIPPET: "Special Detachment 88 will likely continue its raids in and around Aceh to round up those camp members that have thus far evaded the police dragnet."
  • FBI Terror Probe Expands, Intensifies--Nearly All of the Bureau's U.S. Field Offices involved

    09/23/2009 11:43:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies · 2,408+ views
    wcbstv ^ | Sep 23, 2009 7:41 pm US/Eastern | CBS
    Investigation Into Alleged NYC Bomb Plot Includes Nearly All of the Bureau's U.S. Field OfficesCriminal Complaint Suggests Cops May Have Tipped-Off Zazi By Questioning New York Imam, Seizing CarThe FBI is expanding its investigation into an alleged terror plot targeting New York City, and nearly every one of the FBI's 57 field offices in the country and several overseas are now in on the case, working along with local police. On Wednesday, the NYPD was showing a new training video in precincts citywide detailing the intelligence from the agencies. Bomb Squad Commander Lt. Marc Torre narrates the video, giving regular...
  • Moroccan militant ‘hid chemical weapons’

    09/10/2003 9:33:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 243+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | September 10 2003
    RABAT: An alleged accomplice of Frenchman Pierre Robert, on trial here on charges of leading a Muslim cell involved in suicide bombings in Casablanca, admitted in a court hearing overnight Monday that he received and hid a cache of chemical weapons in the country in the 1980s. Mohammed Neggaoui also told Rabat’s criminal court that he had met Robert three times at the home of another suspect in the northern city of Tangiers. He denied, however that they had discussed terrorist projects in Morocco. Robert and his 33 co-accused are charged with criminal conspiracy, conspiracy to undermine state security, premeditated...