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    03/14/2019 11:06:35 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 14, 2019 | Joe Kauffman
    When visiting Khurrum Wahid’s Facebook page, you see photos of what appears to be a clean-cut politician attending different events, posing with important politicos, standing with young people, and smiling broadly for the camera. Wahid is running for the position of City Commissioner of Coral Springs, Florida, and his Facebook page has been manufactured to show the perfect candidate for the public’s view. What is hidden behind this façade, though, is Wahid’s history – and present – of his involvement in radical Islam. It is this other side of Wahid that the voters need to recognize, so that they do...
  • Hide in Plane Sight (Authorities fear Boeing 727 stolen in Angola may be used in terrorism)

    06/18/2003 7:45:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 70 replies · 1,704+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 18, 2003 | Pierre Thomas
    Hide in Plane Sight Family of Possible 727 Pilot: "He Is Not a Terrorist" W A S H I N G T O N, June 18 - While international authorities continue their search for a missing jetliner, fearful that it could be used in a terror attack, the family of the American believed to have been piloting the aircraft worries about his fate. Workers at Luanda Airport in Angola watched dumbfounded on May 25 as a Boeing 727 taxied down the runway and took off - without permission. The plane - which ABCNEWS has learned was refitted to haul...
  • Democratic Party Conducts Outreach through Leader of Terrorist Group

    12/08/2015 8:00:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 7, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Democratic Party Conducts Outreach through Leader of Terrorist Group Debbie Wasserman Schultz and company's disturbing embrace of radical Islam. December 7, 2015 Joe Kaufman In a push to do outreach to the local Muslim community, the Florida Democratic Party has officially recognized the American Muslim Democratic Caucus (AMDC), a group based in South Florida with members around the state. While this might look innocuous on its face, AMDC is headed by a woman, Ghazala Salam, who is the leader of a terrorist organization and has deep ties to various radical Islamic institutions. Salam is the Community and Government Relations...
  • Terror And Liberals (Judge Mukasey Speaks)

    06/09/2016 1:43:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 89 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Most of you familiar with the work of Michael Mukasey probably remember him as the federal judge who granted Jose Padilla, an Al Qaeda agent designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration, access to counsel during his detention in a U.S. military brig. Others might recall his refusal to declare waterboarding synonymous with torture during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings prior to his confirmation as Attorney General. However, the defining moment of his legal career was his oversight of the trial of the 1st World Trade Center bombing conspirators, led by The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman. It was this historic...
  • Court: Ex-Bush aide protected from torture lawsuit { John Yoo }

    05/02/2012 9:46:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/12 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of "enemy combatants." Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo is protected from such lawsuits because the law defining torture and the treatment of enemy combatants was unsettled in the two years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, when the memos were written, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The memos have been embroiled in national security politics for years after laying out a broad interpretation...
  • 'Lawfare' loses big

    01/30/2012 10:11:05 AM PST · by Martin_Schmidt · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/28/2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The guerrilla legal campaign against national security suffered a big defeat this week, and the good news deserves more attention. The victory for legal sanity came Monday when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to toss out a suit brought by aspiring terrorist Jose Padilla against a slew of Bush Administration officials. Readers may remember that Padilla was arrested in 2002 for plotting to set off a dirty bomb on U.S. soil. He was detained as an enemy combatant, convicted in a Miami court and sentenced to 17 years in prison. But Padilla has been...
  • A Terrorist Released

    11/06/2011 5:32:48 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Binyam Mohamed is back in the news. You may remember him as the al-Qaeda operative who was slated to help would-be “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla conduct a second wave of post-9/11 attacks, targeting American cities. You also may not remember him. After all, the Obama administration quietly released him without charges. Well, there’s a new chapter in this sordid tale. Mohamed is living large — taxpayer-funded large — in Great Britain. For that, we can thank the Lawyer Left’s stubborn insistence that enemy war criminals are really run-of-the-mill defendants. Actually, make that run-of-the-mill plaintiffs. Unlike Padilla, who actually got into...
  • Richmond's Fourth Circuit Is Stage For Next "Lawfare" Battle Against Donald Rumsfeld

    10/25/2011 11:20:25 AM PDT · by american_steve · 2 replies
    OfficialWire ^ | 10/25/2011 | Staff
    Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen, former gang member, and designated enemy combatant who was sentenced to 17 years in prison, is mounting an aggressive appeal. The oral arguments on October 26 in Richmond’s Fourth Circuit will strike at the heart of the Constitution. Padilla brought a lawsuit against former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld and other high-ranking officials, alleging he was illegally detained and tortured in the military brig after his 2002 arrest. That suit, which has been described as “lawfare” or exacting personal and financial “flesh” from an opponent, was dismissed last February by a federal judge in Charleston,...
  • U.S. court throws out Padilla’s 17-year terror sentence (said he deserves LONGER)

    09/19/2011 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 9/19/11 | C Anderson
    A federal appeals court has thrown out the 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the sentence imposed by a Miami federal judge was too lenient. The appeals court sent the case back for a new sentencing hearing.
  • Al-Qaeda, Yes; DOMA, No

    04/27/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The modern-day John Adams brigade down at King & Spalding has finally found a client too unpopular to merit representation: the American people. That is exactly the same conclusion drawn by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Like the DOJ, the Atlanta-based white-shoe law firm asks “How high?” when left-wing agitators tell it to jump. In this instance, the agitators were gay-rights activists. They were in a snit because K&S — in particular, K&S partner Paul Clement, the former Bush-administration solicitor general — agreed to represent the American people in litigation involving challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA denies...
  • South Carolina judge dismisses Padilla torture suit

    02/21/2011 2:30:30 PM PST · by Martin_Schmidt · 2 replies
    On Feb. 18, a federal judge in South Carolina on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by an American citizen who said he was illegally detained and tortured in a military jail after being convicted of terrorism conspiracy.
  • Jose Padilla v. John Yoo - Audio of Civil Suit Argument before 9th Circuit on 6/14/10

    06/14/2010 7:14:57 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 1 replies · 331+ views
    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ^ | 6/14/10 | United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    There's been a years-long multi-front attack on John Yoo - now a professor of law at Berkeley - for his war-related legal opinions while he was at the Justice Department during the Bush administration. Activists have tried - and so far failed - to boot Yoo from his position at Berkeley, but they still disrupt his classes, and protest at his house & publicize his address. The threat of criminal charges against Yoo was finally dropped, after years of leaks from Democrat hacks at the Department of Justice, intended to damage Mr. Yoo's reputation. But there's still an ongoing civil...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Liar

    03/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 12, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1985, Americans were treated to brilliant National Security Advisor John Poindexter. Although everyone who had ever spent time with Poindexter agreed that he had a computer-like memory, he answered the same way to seemingly every question put to him by the boozy likes of Senator Ted Kennedy. "I don't recall," could have been Poindexter's nickname, and it was likely untrue. Later, in 1991 Poindexter was convicted for, among other things, obstruction of justice and perjury. Later, these convictions were overturned. At least Poindexter was a senior naval officer who was acting in the interests of...
  • Judge Rules Terrorist Can Sue Bush Administration Lawyer Over Torture Claim

    06/13/2009 6:56:00 PM PDT · by reader25 · 46 replies · 1,671+ views
    Foxnews ^ | June 13, 2009 | AP
    A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge has ruled who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.
  • Judge:Terrorist can sue over torture memos(1st time govt lawyer has been held potentially liable..)

    06/13/2009 4:26:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 800+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 6-13-09
    A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms. The order by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco is the first time a government lawyer has been held potentially liable for the abuse of detainees.
  • Jose Padilla is sentenced to 17 years

    01/22/2008 9:09:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,988+ views
    AP ^ | 01/22/08 | CURT ANDERSON
    Jose Padilla is sentenced to 17 years By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer 5 minutes ago Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those initial allegations. The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke marks another step in the extraordinary personal and legal odyssey for the 37-year-old Muslim convert, a U.S. citizen who was held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant after his 2002 arrest amid the "dirty bomb" allegations. He had...
  • US citizen convicted in terror conspiracy could face life sentence (Jose Padilla)

    01/15/2008 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 158+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AFP
    MIAMI (AFP) - Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted of supporting the Al Qaeda terror network, could face anywhere from decades to a lifetime behind bars, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Judge Marcia Cooke rejected defense claims that Padilla, 37, and two co-conspirators had not commited any actual act of terrorism. She ruled that a special provision for stiffer penalties applied and that the three could each face prison sentences of 30 years to life. Before Cooke delivers sentence, probably later this week, lawyers for the two sides will present their arguments for sentencing. The prosecutors want Padilla, Adham...
  • Yale and the Terrorist

    01/10/2008 4:00:55 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 19 replies · 254+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 10, 2008 | Editorial
    John Yoo can be forgiven if he's having second thoughts about his career choice. A Yale Law School graduate, the Berkeley professor of law went on to serve his country at the Justice Department. Yet last week he was sued by convicted terrorist Jose Padilla and his mother, who are represented by none other than lawyers at Yale. Perhaps if Mr. Yoo had decided to pursue a life of terrorism, he too could be represented by his alma mater. Padilla is the American citizen who was arrested in 2002, and detained as an "enemy combatant" in a military brig in...
  • Jihad noted in wiretaps - Jurors hear conversations in charity fraud case {Boston}

    12/12/2007 12:32:13 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 2 replies · 87+ views
    Worcester MATelegram & Gazette ^ | December 11, 2007 | Lee Hammel
    BOSTON— The jury in the case of three officers of a defunct Muslim charity listened yesterday to wiretaps in U.S. District Court in which two of the defendants spoke to two men who subsequently were convicted with Jose Padilla on terrorism conspiracy charges. However, when jury members heard Emadeddin Z. Muntasser and Samir Al-Monla, successive presidents of Care International from 1993 through 1998, talk to Kifah Jayoussi and Adham Hassoun, they were not told that Mr. Jayoussi and Mr. Hassoun are awaiting sentencing in federal court in Miami after having been convicted with Mr. Padilla.... The jury has been told...
  • Lawyers: Padilla Doesn't Deserve Life Sentence

    12/05/2007 7:46:53 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 32 replies · 64+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2007
    MIAMI -- Attorneys for convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla say he was so badly mistreated by the government during 3 1/2 years in military custody that he deserves far less than the life prison sentence sought by federal prosecutors. A sentencing hearing set to begin this week for Padilla was postponed Tuesday until Jan. 7 because of a death in the judge's family... In court filings, attorneys for Padilla also say U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke should look at whether the U.S. citizen would be more harshly punished than other terrorism suspects, and should take into consideration the conditions...