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  • Threat Matrix: August 2007

    08/01/2007 10:32:19 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 2,125 replies · 31,945+ views
    Disaster Looms in Pakistan Decorum was abandoned as accusations ricocheted between the wood-panelled walls of Pakistan's national assembly on Monday night. "Murderers! Murderers of innocent people!" screamed an MP from a religious party, his yellow turban shaking as he wagged a finger towards the government benches. Five female parliamentarians, their faces concealed behind black and white burkas, slapped the benches with open palms. Another mullah stood up and started shouting. The speaker strained to maintain order. Others were less captivated by the debate on last month's siege of the Red Mosque, in which more than 100 people died. One...
  • The imam who twisted his faith to preach race hatred, murder and violence

    02/25/2003 10:02:04 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 300+ views
    independent ^ | February 25, 2003 | Cahal Milmo
    His style was that of a celebrity lecturer, spreading "enlightenment" in a rich baritone with the help of jokes and references to pop stars as he addressed rapt audiences the length of Britain. News of the arrival of the extremist Muslim cleric Abdullah el-Faisal would spread by word of mouth, and he attracted crowds of up to 150 people at a time. But beneath his jocular manner lay a philosophy skewed by hatred of "kuffars", or unbelievers, and shared by a web of associates allegedly leading back to Osama bin Laden.Yesterday Faisal, 39, was convicted of soliciting murder and stirring...
  • Ujaama returns to court, accused of violating parole

    01/17/2007 10:03:24 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | MIKE LEWIS
    A Seattle man convicted of supplying Taliban fighters with cash and computers returned to federal court Tuesday to face charges that he violated his parole by traveling overseas with a false Mexican passport. James Ujaama denied the multiple federal counts that could land him back in prison for two years. Arrested in Belize one month ago, Ujaama had only four months left on his parole stemming from the 2003 conviction. His attorney, Peter Offenbecher, said he hadn't yet gathered all the information that led to his client's arrest. "I'm investigating the facts to determine the appropriate course of action," he...
  • Private spies track extremists across world

    11/22/2006 11:49:59 PM PST · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 23, 2006 | MICHAEL HOLDEN
    IT SAYS its members brought about the conviction of radical Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, uncovered insurgent tactics in Iraq and are now working to provide intelligence from North Korea.The organisation is not the US Central Intelligence Agency or Britain's MI6 but Vigil, a shadowy network of retired spies, senior military personnel, anti-terrorism specialists and banking experts. The group's director Dominic Whiteman said he set up Vigil with two other businessmen last year to act as an conduit between retired spies who were still party to good, raw intelligence, and the police and security services. "This evidence was just getting...
  • Militant cleric (Dr. Hook) had links with al-Qa'eda chiefs, says FBI report

    06/24/2003 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/25/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Abu Hamza, the militant, London-based Muslim cleric, maintained close contact with the leadership of al-Qa'eda during the years when it operated a worldwide terrorist network from Afghanistan, according to FBI files. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph state that Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, north London, dealt personally with Abu Zubeidah, Osama bin Laden's director of operations. Zubeidah, a Palestinian who is now in US custody, communicated bin Laden's instructions and messages from his hideout in Afghanistan to al-Qa'eda cells around the world. Hamza had the power to refer recruits to Zubeidah for "leadership training" in Afghan...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 162 replies · 6,346+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • U.S.: Cleric Tried to Start Terror Camp

    05/27/2004 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 69 replies · 231+ views
    AP ^ | 05/27/04 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    U.S.: Cleric Tried to Start Terror Camp 1 minute ago Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - A radical Muslim cleric, arrested Thursday in London, is accused in a U.S. indictment of trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon while providing aid to both al-Qaida and the Taliban. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 47, also is charged in the 11-count indictment with hostage-taking and conspiracy in connection with a December 1998 incident that left four tourists dead in Yemen. "Those who support our terrorist enemies anywhere in the world must...
  • 'Unusually light' prison sentence given to Ujaama (Seattle Terrorist threatens to defect)

    02/15/2004 12:26:16 PM PST · by garjog · 4 replies · 155+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, February 14, 2004 | Mike Carter
    Ujaama, a Muslim convert formerly of Seattle, will be released this summer after serving two years in federal prison for aiding the Taliban government in Afghanistan. [Ujaama] took the opportunity to say he disagreed with the laws under which he had been charged and convicted. He also defended his attempt to set up a militant jihad training camp in Bly, Ore., four years ago as "legitimate and legal religious training." … Ujaama told the court yesterday he would work to change the laws he disagrees with — in this case, a 1999 presidential directive prohibiting U.S. citizens from providing aid,...
  • Ex-associate paves the way for Abu Hamza's arrest

    04/15/2003 5:03:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 305+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 16, 2003 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza, the extremist Muslim cleric, is facing imminent arrest on a US extradition warrant after a former close associate pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban. Hamza claimed yesterday that James Ujaama, an American convert to Islam, had been coerced into giving evidence against him that would lead to "a gross miscarriage of justice". Ujaama, 37, who ran Hamza's website and worshipped at his Finsbury Park mosque in north London, has struck a plea bargain agreement to give evidence against Hamza on terrorist allegations. He has already supplied the US authorities, who have designated Hamza as a key al-Qa'eda...
  • Islamic convert James Ujaama pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Taliban

    04/14/2003 1:39:09 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 25 replies · 718+ views
    The Associated Press | 4/14/03 3:46 PM
    SEATTLE (AP) -- James Ujaama, the American Muslim accused of backing al-Qaida, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to provide cash, computers and fighters to the Taliban, the former Afghan rulers who sheltered Osama bin Laden. Ujaama pleaded guilty to a single felony count in an appearance before U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein, said John Hartingh, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Other charges were dropped, including one accusing Ujaama of plotting to set up a terrorist camp in Oregon. Ujaama made a brief statement, saying he accepted responsibility for his actions and knew they were wrong. Ujaama said he...
  • George Bush's action saves American lives

    11/17/2002 10:17:37 AM PST · by Jean S · 30 replies · 1,200+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11/17/02 | Dateline D.C.
    <p>WASHINGTON — The kidnappings and killings by Yasser Arafat's thugs at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich was, for many, the first encounter with terrorism. Since then, it has become a fact of life with countless news items about the hijacking of aircraft and cruise ships, taking and executing hostages, arson, shooting and bombing at will — all over the world.</p>
  • Al Qaeda and the Sniper

    10/25/2002 2:55:21 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 25 October 2002 | Greg Buete
    Late Wednesday night authorities began searching for two "people of interest" in relation to the Beltway Sniper. What's interesting is that one of the two "persons of interest" was identified as a Tacoma, Washington man connected with Fort Lewis. Stuck in the middle of this story is something even more interesting. The FBI is also searching a militia training camp in Marion, Alabama, in possible connection to the sniper case. Step back for a moment. What's the common link between Tacoma, Washington and Marion, Alabama? It could be James Ujaama, Zain-ul-abidin, and Abu Hamza. James Ujaama is currently being held...
  • Ujaama says guard called him 'bin Laden's boy'

    09/01/2002 11:49:50 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies · 235+ views ^ | Aug 31, 2002 | Associated Press
    DENVER - A Virginia federal judge has cleared the way for American Muslim James Ujaama to be transferred to Seattle to face charges he attempted to set up a terrorist training camp, The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday. In his first public hearing Friday since being arrested in Denver last month, Ujaama complained through his attorney that a guard called him "bin Laden's boy." After the hearing, defense attorney Greg Stambaugh read a statement where Ujaama called prosecutors "criminals posing as statesmen." On Wednesday, a grand jury in Seattle indicted Ujaama and named London Muslim cleric Abu...
  • Seattle man may give U.S. way to nab London cleric

    08/27/2002 7:42:44 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 18 replies · 505+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Aug. 21, 2002 | David Heath
    Seattle man may give U.S. way to nab London cleric By David Heath Seattle Times staff reporter LONDON ? From one of the largest mosques in Great Britain, he preaches hatred, advocates killing and praises terrorist attacks on the United States. Abu Hamza al-Masri, the reputed al-Qaida recruiter, has been designated a terrorist by the world's largest industrial nations. He is wanted in Yemen on terrorism charges. So far he has eluded prosecutors overseas. Now federal authorities in Seattle have set their sights on prosecuting Abu Hamza. He is accused in court pleadings of an immigration violation that was...
  • Feds Arrest Al Qaeda Suspects With Plans to Poison Water Supplies on Them

    07/29/2002 6:23:58 PM PDT · by knak · 136 replies · 897+ views
    fox ^ | 7/29/02
    <p>WASHINGTON — Federal officials have arrested two Al Qaeda terror suspects in the U.S. with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>The first case involves James Ujaama, who surrendered to the FBI last week in Denver. Sources say they found documents about water poisoning among several other terrorism-related documents in his Denver residence.</p>
  • Computers Seized From Activist's Relatives

    07/28/2002 1:37:16 AM PDT · by Wallaby · 5 replies · 264+ views
    The Houston Chronicle | July 27, 2002
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Computers seized from activist's relatives The Houston Chronicle SECTION: A; Pg. 17 July 27, 2002, Saturday 3 STAR EDITION DENVER - Federal agents on Thursday seized two computers and two floppy disks from a house where an American Muslim activist had been staying when he was arrested as a material witness to terrorist activity, his brother said. Federal authorities speaking on condition of anonymity have said authorities believe James Ujaama, 36, took computer equipment to an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan. James Ujaama...