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  • In rebuke of feds, judge frees East Bay man once accused of terrorism

    03/31/2019 12:06:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 31, 2019 | Nate Gartrell
    Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice had failed to prove something it insisted for years was true: that a Fremont man tried to travel to Syria in 2015, to join a terrorist organization.
  • Texas Republicans reject vote to oust GOP leader because he is Muslim

    01/11/2019 7:32:04 AM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/19 | Madeline Holcombe and Hollie Silverman,
    A bid to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim has been rejected. The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram. In a video posted on the Star-Telegram's website, Mike Snyder of the Tarrant County Republican Party announced, "the vote total was 139 to support Dr. Shafi and only 49 to reject him." Snyder went on to say, "tonight's vote demonstrates the majority of Republicans in Tarrant County stands with Dr. Shahid Shafi. And on the firm foundation of...
  • Arrests in submerged car deaths (Kingston, Canada)

    07/22/2009 11:11:33 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 18 replies · 1,090+ views
    cnews - Canoe Canada ^ | July 22, 2009 | Rob Tripp
    Kingston Police have arrested at least three people in connection with the mysterious deaths of four Montreal women found in a submerged car in Kingston Mills June 30. Three teenage sisters were found dead in the car, Zainab Shafi, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, along with a 50-year-old woman, Rona Amir Mohammed. La Presse newspaper in Montreal said three people who were heading to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport were arrested yesterday morning. Initially, police said the case was suspicious but that they had not found evidence of foul play. It's not clear what charges are being laid, but...
  • 3 arrested in canal deaths (Men in family caught trying to flee Canada)

    07/22/2009 5:42:45 PM PDT · by fanfan · 14 replies · 987+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jul 22, 2009 05:42 PM | Andrew Chung
    MONTREAL – Three members of the Montreal family in which three sisters and their aunt were found dead in their car that that plunged into Kingston's Rideau Canal late last month were arrested today. As well, Kingston police have announced a press conference for 2 p.m. tomorrow where the police chief will be outlining all of the details of a major change in focus of the investigation. Up to now, the police were considering the deaths to be "suspicious." The three suspects were apprehended this morning while heading to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, possibly to flee the country,...
  • MSA Figure Seized By FBI

    05/29/2003 12:01:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 659+ views ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Paul Barrett
    <p>In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Sami Omar al-Hussayen led fellow Muslims as they joined an emotion-charged candlelight march remembering the dead. The Saudi graduate student in computer science at the University of Idaho helped organize a blood drive for victims. He issued a press release on behalf of the Muslim Students Association, stating that the small town of Moscow's Muslims "condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious acts of terrorism against innocent citizens."</p>