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FBI discovers AQ plot in Denver

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism, ideology, society, terrorist attacks with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

 

The FBI thinks it has uncovered a cross-state terror cell with Al-Qaeda links in Denver. Arrests were made in the case in New York. Apparently the suspect drove cross-country to Queens, New York with documents and bomb making plans. He allegedly met with some nefarious characters in New York. The FBI citing wiretaps, decided it was time to move in on the suspects.

Najibullah Zazi, 24, known as ‘Naji’ in his mosque, hails from eastern Afghanistan and is currently residing in Aurora. Apparently he remains under surveilance by FBI operatives, though he maintains his innocence. Fellow mosque members say that Zazi was apolitical and a devout Muslim.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security this week issued tips to ‘authorities’ nationwide for indicators of homemade bomb-makers using Hydorgen Peroxide-based explosives and warning them to be on the look-out for foul odors, people with chemical burns, and industrial sized fans. The warning coincided with the arrests and seizures in New York.

FBI says al-Qaeda cell in Denver

The accused, Zazi, has denied having something to do with AQ. Anyway, FBI has announced he was arrested when he allegedly was going to meet some more terrorists freedom fighters.

Experts consider that NYC underground is still very vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

FARC wants UNASUR/ALBA to recognise them as a “belligerent force”

Posted in foreign policy, ideology with tags , , , , on September 9, 2009 by admin

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has written a letter to the Union of South American States (UNASUR), asking to be recognized as a belligerent force and not a terrorist organization.

In an open letter published on the Venezuelan state radio station, Mundial, the FARC starts by saying it is a “political-military organization covered by the universal right that legitimizes armed rebellion against tyrannical ignominious regimes.” The letter maintains that Colombia suffers the most cruel and prolonged internal conflict in South American history, something that President Alvaro Uribe denies since his government receives most US military aid in the region and 6.5% of the GDP goes to the war effort.

Something which would be entirely apporpriate for Chávez who has funded Farc for years, as Interpol has denounced.

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Van Jones, the “Green Jobs” former Czar, on AQ in 1998

Posted in ideology with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2009 by admin

all (demonstrations) included a large dose of cynicism about President Clinton’s motives for ordering the cruise missile attacks at a reputed chemical weapons manufacturing facility in Sudan and what was described as a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.

This is using dead Third World bodies to cover up his own unzipped pants,” declared Van Jones, director of Bay Area PoliceWatch, an organization that until now has focused on alleged misconduct by law enforcement officers. Jones spoke at a demonstration at Powell and Market streets in San Francisco that drew 400 people, according to police estimates.

via Van Jones Defended Al Qaeda In 1998 | Sweetness & Light.

Van Jones resigned today after being generally known that he considered 9/11 as “an inside job”. Of course, he blames it on a “vicious smear campaign on him“.

Related:
Van Jones Helpfully Explains Al Qaeda, Clinton.

AQ suspect named, charged in US

Posted in counterterrorism, ideology, terrorist attacks with tags , , , on September 5, 2009 by admin

Al-Amriki, former Muslim Student Association President, has been identified as an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist.

A week after the 9/11 attacks, a young Muslim at South Alabama University told the school’s newspaper it was “difficult to believe a Muslim could have done this.”

Now, eight years later, he is professing to launch attacks himself and calling on others to join the fight, as terror-related charges await him at home in Alabama, FOX News has learned exclusively.

Abu Mansour al-Amriki — or “The American” — has become one of the most recognizable and outspoken voices of terrorist propaganda.

More here.

Islamic summer camp against Al-Qaeda?

Posted in ideology with tags , , on September 5, 2009 by admin

Young men spray hoses in a car-washing contest and play pool. Children make paper crowns in an art class, while their parents have a picnic. Alongside the fun and games, Muslim clerics answer questions about jihad or give lectures about the proper dress for women.

This is Islamic summer camp, and it’s part of Saudi Arabia’s campaign to eliminate al-Qaida.Saudi Arabia says it’s waging a “war of minds” against extremist ideology, alongside the fierce security crackdown that has killed or arrested many al-Qaida leaders over the past six years.

…”It is … essentially about obedience, loyalty and recognition of authority,” said Christopher Boucek, an associate at Washington’s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who has studied the camp programs. “That is what is stressed over and over again in these programs: Loyalty to the state and recognition that there are certain correct and qualified sources to follow.”

This ounds more as a basis for dictatorship than as a disqualification of Al-Qaeda’s ideology.

Israel union drops exhibit portraying terrorists as Virgin Mary

Posted in ideology, society with tags , , , , on September 5, 2009 by admin

How can a woman who comes into the world with the role of loving and giving life become a source of hatred and murder?” Bleikh added, speaking before the pictures were taken down.

Neither of the artists could immediately be reached afterward.

The seven canvases, part of a larger exhibition, splice the bombers’ faces onto works by Botticelli, Raphael and other eminent artists. Bleikh told The Associated Press that the show’s concept was sparked by a suicide attack near her Jerusalem home carried out by a female bomber.

“The message is that the baby in the arms of a woman is in danger,” she said. “The contrast of the symbol of love, the Madonna, with the face of a killer – it works. It hurts the souls of women who look at it.”

Libya’s jihadis reject violence against “Muslim regimes and innocent civiians

Posted in arrested terrorists, ideology with tags , , , , on September 4, 2009 by admin

Libyan Islamist fighters who once tried to assassinate Muammar Gadaffi are about to publicly spurn violence in a move that is intended to weaken al-Qaida by undermining the religious rationale for waging jihad against Muslim regimes and killing innocent civilians.

Behind bars in Tripoli’s Abusalim prison the top leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group have written a 420-page book which Arab and western governments hope will strike a new blow in the ideological war against Osama bin Laden.

The move is doubly significant because Libyans have long played a key role in al-Qaida. The brother of one key bin Laden aide and Islamic scholar, Abu Yahya al-Libi, is one of the authors of the LIFG recantation document, entitled Corrective Studies in Understanding Jihad.

And what about non-Muslim regimes? Condemning violence against Muslim regimes can give comfort to Gadhaffi but certainly it does not on a global basis. It would also be convenient if they define “innocent civilians”: can non-Muslims be considered as such?