September 06, 2007

Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan-- "Special Gift" for 9/11

UPDATE 5:00: New bin Laden video coming soon! Perhaps this is the "special gift"?

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I promised myself that I wouldn't give my 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge any more press than he deserves. Inshallahshaheed is at the center of a network of online jihadis that include convicted terrorist Daniel Joseph Maldonado, aka Daniel al Jughaifi. Wordpress continues to host the convicted terrorist's website.

After complaining to Wordpress on dozens and dozens of occasions about Inshallahshaheed I pretty much gave up on getting them to play ball. But I also knew that Inshallahshaheed was being investigated, not by the FBI, but by other interested parties. So I stopped writing about that particular website and even discouraged others (like Weasel Zip) from writing about it. Except, of course, in passing reference.

Earlier today, though, I noted that Rabbi Abraham Cooper mentioned the website at a Simon Wiesenthal Center sponsored event. It now seems that the FBI are taking the website seriously. Finally.

Howie sends this Fox News report:

DEVELOPING STORY: Federal counterterrorism officials are analyzing a posting on an Islamic forum Web site that warns of "a special gift" to be given on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, FOX News has learned.

The warning was posted Sept. 2 on a site frequented by radical groups and said in part that "there will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan."

Federal officials told FOX News they are trying to determine if it might be a specific warning or just part of broad chatter that has been heard during the last few months.

Postings talking about "gifts" have been seen before in the days leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11.

I can reveal that the website of interest is that of Inshallahshaheed's The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge'. The particular post in question is simply a preview of an audio set to be released on Sept. 11.

The post says:

Soon …. Soon … Soon … Soon… the blessed invasion of Manhattan

September 2, 2007

Posted by Inshallahshaheed in United States of Losers, Jihad, America

بســــم الله الرحمن الرحــــيم [In the name of God, the Merciful]

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة

اخوانــــي الافاضــل

هذاالمقطع الصوتي سيكون باذن الله في احد اصدارتنا بمناسبة ذكرى غزوة منهاتن

ودمتم برعاية الله

[There will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan…]

[Below is an audio preview]

http://ia341203.us.archive.org/1/items/vvdfg/NEW.rm

The audio wasn't actually originally posted by Inshallahshaheed, rather, he found it an an Islamist forum and then simply reposted it with commentary at his own blog. I've backed up the post, since I have a feeling it will be gone soon.

By "soon" the post simply means that the complete audio will be released, not that Manhattan will be invaded soon. The rumors are that this audio is of Osama bin Laden. I have not yet listened to it.

If the website goes down, I'll put up the archive I made.

UPDATE: Bingo, the blog is down. Yet, I have the cache of the post. View it here (minus the images). And a screenshot below.

Update within an update: Tim from Opinion Bug finds the Google cache. Nice work Tim. Not included in the Google cached version are some of the comments, including a conversation between Inshallahshaheed and a 9/11 Truther. Inshallahshaheed convincingly argues that since al Qaeda produced a video showing the "19 martyrs" and admitted to being behind the attack then of course they were behind 9/11, inshallah. See, trutherism is offensive even to jihadis.

UPDATE II: I'm listening to the audio now. Starts out with sirens, gunshots, and panicked people screaming. There is a voice over in Arabic. Very menacing. Not at all like the usual. There's shouting and screaming, and gunshots. Very different than most of these types of audios which are usually calm sermons with nasheeds (music) in the background.

No bin Laden audio, but towards the end of the audio is a nasheed praising Osama bin Laden. Then gunshots. Then it ends. Scary.

Sounds threatening to me. And considering that I monitor a lot of this stuff, if I even think its scary, then I think that's saying something. It may not be a direct specific threat about an impending attack, but it is a general threat. And it reminds us of exactly who it is we're fighting.

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If you click on the images to see a bigger version, you'll notice that Inshallahshaheed had a recent comments listings on the left side of the lower screenshot. If you look carefully, you'll see the avatar that Inshallahshaheed picked for himself. That's the flag of The Islamic State of Iraq, the al Qaeda umbrella group.

I'd gloat that the website is down, but I have a feeling that losing his blog is the very least of Inshallahshaheed's worries about now.
UPDATE: Howie has no problem gloating.

UPDATE: Other Wordpress hosted terrorist websites. Many of them have "disclaimers" saying that the views expressed aren't necessarily their own. Funny, I've seen al Qaeda owned and operated websites with the same "disclaimers".

Terrorists*:
Islamic Courts Union (al Qaeda linked former government of Somalia--aka, "African Taliban")
Daniel al Jughaifi (personal website of American jihadi Daniel Joseph Maldonado convicted of training with al Qaeda)
Amreekan (literature by convicted terrorist Sheik Nasir bin Hamid al Fahd who famously issued a fatwa granting al Qaeda the right to use WMD against the U.S.)

Terror supporters**:
Caravan of Martyrs (al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia support)
Ignored Puzzle (al Qaeda in Iraq/Salafi terror supporter)
Muslim in Kenya (supporter of al Qaeda backed Somalian ICU, now featuring a letter from Daniel Joseph Maldonado sent from jail. So "Daniel al Jughaifi" continues to blog by proxy from jail.)
al Jihad (terrorist propaganda)
Truthline (general terror supporters)
Moderates Refuted (general terror supporters / followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed)
Naseeha (al Qaeda support)

CONTACT WORDPRESS HERE or e-mail them:

m@mullenweg.com
security@wordpress.org

*websites of known terror organizations, terrorists, or those acting in their name
**Few terror supporters actually say, "we support terrorism" and these blogs are no exception. What they do is define terror in such a way as to exclude every organization listed by the U.S. State Department as specially designated terrorist entities. Most of these blogs, though, openly support terror organizations such as al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia, or the Taliban.


LAST UPDATE (maybe): Just to clarify, I know others have been monitoring the website in question and noticed the post. Well, so did I. But as I said before, I knew there were things going on behind the scenes, so I didn't want to alarm Inshallahshaheed. I didn't know the FBI was looking in to him, just other, er "concerned citizens".

In fact, I've had a few conversations with other like minded bloggers warning them off of digging too deep into Inshallahshaheed for that very reason. But now that the alarm has been sounded, let's give a couple of shout outs to:

The drzz & the freepers who have been keeping an eye on the website.
LindaSoG who noticed the vermin only yesterday.
And Weasel Zippers who also took the forethought to back up the website.

Last, a commenter claims that he has identified Inshallahshaheed. I have no way of knowing if he's correct so I'm not going to post his name here. I tried several Google search variations but came up with nothing. So if any one can confirm the identity of Inshallahshaheed, please e-mail me.

UPDATE: Garry at Moon Dawg finds some interesting information in the metadata of the image and tracks down the original to an Amman, Jordan website.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:56 PM | |