Archive for Al-Qaida

Plane plotters’ group likely to try again

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 9, 2009 by admin

Britain Fears More Airline Bomb Plots Likely

The convictions of three British Muslims for plotting to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners are evidence of al-Qaida’s “obsession” with using commercial aircraft to attack the West, anti-terrorism officials told the BBC Tuesday. And they say the group is “likely” to try again.

British jury find three Islamists guilty of plotting to explode planes

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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?

Filipino terrorist leader caught

Posted in arrested terrorists with tags , , , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

The recent capture of a Filipino terror suspect long sought by American and Philippine security officials has crippled his violent al-Qaida-linked group believed to be responsible for one of Southeast Asia’s deadliest terror attacks, police said Tuesday.

Dinno-Amor Rosalejos Pareja, also known as Khalil Pareja, allegedly headed the Rajah Solaiman Movement — a group of Christian converts to Islam — that officials say was behind the 2004 Manila ferry bombing that killed 116 people in the country’s worst terror attack.