March 06, 2014
Tragedy: Iranian Grad Student at Georgia Tech Dies
Nothing to see here folks. He was just making Molotov Cocktails in his apartment. You know, normal stuff at Georgia Tech:
The Georgia Tech graduate student burned over 90 percent of his body last month died Thursday, the Institute said.The whole article is so rife with the subtlety you'd expect from people in denial but I don't think I can legally quote the whole thing.
Saamer Akhshabi was burned in a Feb. 4 explosion inside his apartment, where investigators found a suspected Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Akhshabi, 26, was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died early Thursday, Georgia Tech shared with the campus.
Ah, who am I kidding? As if I care. Also, since my post is a criticism of the actual article -- fair use, baby! It continues (emphasis mine):
"We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident," Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech, said in an emailed statement. "The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation."Okay, so the FBI doesn't tell Georgia Tech anything and so the guy's clean? As if the new and improved Eric Holder beholden FBI doesn't have an agenda here.
Investigators determined that Akhshabi was not a threat to the Georgia Tech community, Connolly said. But no information was released regarding why Akhshabi had the explosive materials.Not a threat. Of course he's not a threat ... he's was in the hospital and now he's dead!
I'd link more, but it's all just as mind boggling politically correct -- just as you'd expect.
Whatever happened to journalists doing, you know, journalism? We have an Iranian who explodes himself and what do the journalists do? File a report citing one source: the University.
I'm not sure if this is just a lesson on laziness or on bias? Either way, the American public is so boned.
I honestly am not trying to say that this guy is a terrorist and that we are being hoodwinked, although I know that it's kind of the way this post is coming off. What I really intend to say is that I just don't trust the media any more on reports on these so I'm with skepticism or a kind of agnosticism on the matter. I just don't know, and the amount of actual investigating these people do is so bad that I'm not sure we'll ever know.
Thanks to Laura
Natch: IRS Employs Cop Convicted of Tipping off Terror Suspects
I'd say I was surprised, but this is the IRS we're talking about. Nothing they do these days surprises me. Not even hiring a guy convicted of abusing his power as a cop so he could tip off his buddies who were being investigated for terrorism:
Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.Wow. Just, wow.
In 2008, Russell/Rasool was prosecuted for his role in tipping off Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and a friend of Russell’s from their mosque. According to the Justice Department’s Statement of Facts filed at the time of Russell’s indictment, Alnoshan provided license plate numbers to Russell for cars he believed were conducting surveillance on him. Russell then checked those plate numbers in the FBI’s NCIC database, which came back to a leasing company which federal prosecutors claimed would have tipped off Russell to the bureau’s surveillance.
March 04, 2014
Where, Oh Where Did The Muslimah Go? Oh Where Can She Be?
Boston bomber's (alleged, lol) girlfriend travels to Chechnya. Stays.
US counter-terrorism officials are involved in a frantic search for a friend of the Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after she failed to return from Chechnya last year and has now posted 'alarming' pictures online of women in head-scarfs dressed as jihadi soldiers. Terrorist experts have become concerned that Heda Umarova, 23, may have become radicalized to commit Islamist violence and poses a threat to Americans at home and abroad because her US passport allows her relatively easy foreign travel.
Let's file this under: No Shit, Really?
Is there nothing that can be done about passport? Revoke her privilege to re-enter this country and let her take her chances with the Spetznaz. When they're done conquering Crimea, of course.
February 27, 2014
The Post Wherein I Declare My Love For Katy Perry
Katy Perry you fucking bitch, using "Allah" in your music video & it being burned, ayre bel le khalafek ya bint el sharmouta— ♛ N G ♛ (@NaderGhaddar) February 27, 2014
Well, that a brief love affair with the pop princess.
Katy Perry "quietly" edits video. Great work to everyone that got involved.... http://t.co/6SoyE5NZS1— Faz Khan #followback (@fazsnatch) February 27, 2014
Looks like Katy can take the heat, unless it's a Muslim kitchen. She sure didn't get threats for this.
But, hey, leaving Christianity isn't a death sentence.
Convicted Terrorist & Marxist Worked As Obamacare Navigator
A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks.
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10 others, according to a website maintained by the Israeli government to commemorate terror victims.
The Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification as a Navigator In-Person Counselor on November 24, explaining in a disciplinary report that the decision was "based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application."
So, the FBI and Eric Holder's Department of Justice had no clue about this woman's background. Of course not. Holder himself was a terrorist.
It took a state agency to uncover her past.
February 21, 2014
Judge Rules that Looking For Islamist Extremists in Mosques Doesn't Violate Constitution
It always makes me lulz when people are *shocked* to learn that the police might be looking for bad guys in those places where bad guys would logically hang out. It's as if they live in an alternate universe where principles they learned in college outweigh the obvious. In this case, isn't it obvious that people with terrorist sympathies might just hang out in mosques where people with known terrorist sympathies congregate.
For Muslims who find it *shocking* and *appalling* that the police might want to have some mosques under surveillance I answer:
A) Not all mosques were under surveillance so claiming that you feel violated as a Muslim because some mosque you don't go to was being watched isn't a valid point. This is the reverse corollary to guilt by association: you feel violated by association.
B) What harm was done other than your feelings being hurt? The normal legal remedy for a harm done by the police is the exclusionary rule. If evidence was gathered illegally, then that evidence would be quashed in court. In this case, there's not even the allegation that evidence was gathered illegally only that the plaintiffs felt all icky and stuff because a cop might have attended mosque.
C) Where should the police look for radical Muslims, among the Amish in Pennsylvania? Despite what you learned in college, discrimination is only bad if and when there is no rational basis for that discrimination. In this case, choosing to watch Muslim communities to see if there were any bad guys is actually quite rational given that the vast majority of terrorists are Muslim.
The fact is that not only are the problems of Islamist terrorist tendencies to be found in the greater Muslim community, but also the solution to it which is Muslims of good conscience ratting the bad apples out. A great corollary example to this would be the fact that from the 1920s to the 1980s a lot of organized crime was to be found in the Italian-American community. And one of the greatest prosecutors of organized crime? Italian-American Rudy Giuliani.
In a written decision filed in United States District Court in Newark, Judge William J. Martini dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought in 2012 by eight Muslims who said the New York Police Department’s surveillance programs were unconstitutional because they focused on religion, national origin and race. The suit accused the department of spying on ordinary people at several mosques, restaurants and grade schools in New Jersey since 2002.Oh, and let me also point out that police generally do not need a warrant to do things which any citizen is able to do. "Surveillance" is just a fancy word we use which means to watch. Civil libertarians are often upset when they hear that the police have been "surveilling". You might as well accuse Vinnie of "surveilling" gay bars or Howie of "surveilling" Kate Upton (I'll grant that in the latter case "stalking" would be a more appropriate word). If I have the legal right to walk into a mosque and listen to a sermon then police have the same right. In fact, both of us could be doing "surveillance" yet neither of us needs a warrant to justify our actions as long as the meeting is open to the public.
The plaintiffs, including the former principal of a grade school for Muslim girls, “have not alleged facts from which it can be plausibly inferred that they were targeted solely because of their religion,” Judge Martini wrote. “The more likely explanation for the surveillance was to locate budding terrorist conspiracies.”
The judge added, “The police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself.”
“The motive for the program,” he added, “was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but to find Muslim terrorists hiding among the ordinary law-abiding Muslims.”
February 07, 2014
Terrorist "Workplace Accident" at .... Georgia Tech? Iranian Grad Student Blows Self, Apartment Up (UPDATE: Media Declares 'Not Terrorism')
UPDATE 2/07/2014: I saw this and thought I should update the post rather than start a new one. One of these things seems to contradict the other. From a news story yesterday:
Officials: No sign of terrorism in fire at Ga. Tech student’s apt.And the same day:
Officials investigating an explosion at a Georgia Tech graduate student’s apartment that burned him on 90 percent of his body say there is no evidence of criminal intent, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV.
Channel 2 Action News now knows police confiscated several electronics from the apartment of the Georgia Tech grad student who set himself on fire....And the "investigators" who removed the electronic devices? The Joint Terrorism Task Force. But, you know, "no sign of terrorism".
The report also reveals investigators also took three laptops, three cellphones, two jump drives and homemade movies from Akhshabi's apartment.
Like I said in the original post below, it could be that this guy was just a numbnuts who liked things that go boom and who, incidentally, is a big fan of the Iranian Islamist regime (and Obamacare, and gun control ... ).
But to say "no sign of terrorism"? That's what the media likes to call a "knee jerk reaction". Only, the funny thing is that no one in the media has an IQ high enough to get this. You see, "knee jerk reaction" is only applied to you wingnuts and 'phobes and not your more enlightened betters on the Left.
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Ok, we get a good laugh when some stupid terrorist blows himself up trying to make a bomb. It's funny when it's in, say, Gaza. The old adage goes that tragedy + time = comedy. I'd chime in that proximity can be substituted when time isn't available to make comedy.
Which is why the same thing possibly happening at Georgia Tech isn't quite as funny as when it happens in Gaza .... too close to home:
Federal authorities converged on an apartment building in Midtown Atlanta after a reported fire injured a Georgia Tech student Tuesday. Atlanta Police have identified the student as doctoral student, Saamer Akhshabi.A neighbor in the above report claimed that Saamer Akhshabi was from Turkey, but I don't think so. He lists Tonekabon, Iran as his hometown on his FB account. Also, he did his undergrad work in ... Tehran. Here's his online CV:
Late in the afternoon, fire authorities responded to an incident inside an apartment building. The male student reportedly suffered significant burn injuries. Authorities say Akhshabi suffered third degree burns over 90% of his body.
Atlanta Fire discovered "what appeared to be a molotov cocktail along with several other plastic bottles filled with liquid" during their investigation.
I am a graduate student advised by Prof. Constantine Dovrolis. I am interested in Internet evolution, evolutionary network modeling, and adaptive video streaming. Before joining Georgia Tech in Fall 2009, I spent four wonderful years at University of Tehran completing my B.Sc. in computer engineering.Not just 4 years in Tehran, four wonderful years.
Okay, so maybe this is just some numbnuts who was playing around at home for no other reason than he liked to make things that go boom. I get that sentiment. I like things that go boom.
Then again, I've heard Tehran described as a lot of things and the only ones who ever call it wonderful would be the ones on VEVAK's payroll.
The guy doesn't have much to say on his Twitter account, other than the fact that he follows both the current President of Iran and the former "reformist" President Khattami. His YouTube account is a single Iranian film.
Oh, and this would-be bomber is also a big, big fan of Obamacare. He also loves himself some gun control.
Gun control, yes: Molotov cocktail control, hell no!
So, big fan of Iran just happens to blow self up. Also, another story tells us that the feds who raided this guys house today? Joint Terrorism Task Force. Nothing suspicious here. Nevertheless, we'll keep an eye on this one. You know, because we're 'phobes and what not. Thanks to @pspoole
January 13, 2014
Court Upholds Underwear Bomber's Sentence to Life of Ass-Pounding
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who tried to set off an explosive hidden in his underwear while aboard a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day in 2009, on Monday had his life sentence upheld by a federal appeals court.He also tried to argue that the life sentence was "cruel and unusual punishment" and that having his "junk scorched" by the faulty bomb was punishment enough.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Abdulmutallab, known as the underwear bomber, that the trial judge erred by letting him represent himself despite doubt about his competency and by admitting incriminating statements he made without having first been read his rights.
I might have made part of that last bit up.
January 10, 2014
What, Me Worry? US Vets of Syrian Civil War Being Recruited by AQ for Attacks Against Homeland
Or, the inevitable consequences of dozens of Americans going to Syria to fight. Add that to the thousands of Europeans who are there now, and eventually you have what we call in the business: a problem.
And if I have this right, then American jihadis who went to Syria and returned before the al Nusrah Front was designated a terrorist group, then they didn't do anything illegal.
Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to Al Qaeda are trying to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home, according to senior American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.That's 70 Americans that we know of. One wonders if there are any more that we don't know of?
These efforts, which the officials say are in the early stages, are the latest challenge that the conflict in Syria has created, not just for Europe but for the United States, as the civil war has become a magnet for Westerners seeking to fight with the rebels against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. At least 70 Americans have either traveled to Syria, or tried to, since the civil war started three years ago, according to the intelligence and counterterrorism officials — a figure that has not previously been disclosed.
December 19, 2013
Wanted: Ahmad Abousamra
Hat Tip: Creeping Sharia.
December 13, 2013
Feds disrupt plot to bomb Wichita Airport (UPDATED: Radicalized by Revolution Muslim website)
Hi, I'm Terry. I like al Qaeda. Beans and frank!
A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.
The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives to the airport terminal and that he was determined to trigger the bomb himself and die in the blast.
Loewen, who is white, became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the Internet, Grissom said.
Another one goes over to the dark side..
UPDATE by Rusty: More like another retard goes over to the dark side. I added the photo above. This guy? Yeah, not so bright looking.
And, to quote Forrest Gump: stupid is as stupid does.
At what point do these morons stop believing the "al Qaeda" guy who's going to "hook them up with a bomb"? Isn't this like the 10th moron who was arrested using the same shtick? Oh well, I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Here's the federal complaint filed against the guy.
UPDATE II: Oh, this is ripe: he was a fanboy of Revolution Muslim and was sending money to Jess "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton's family. From pg. 7 of the complaint:
I have considered supporting some of our brothers and sisters in prison, and have been sending money to the family of Younnus Abdullah Muhammad, one of the founder [sic] of the Revolution Muslim website, which is the first website that really helped me understand what obedience to Allah(swt) was. He is doing eleven and a half years over the whole South Park fiasco; isn't democracy great?Also great? Your cornhole being violated by Younes Abdullah?
November 20, 2013
Awesome: "Dozens" of Iraqi Refugees May be al Qaeda
The news that two Iraqi refugees who had been bombmakers in Iraq isn't news at all: These guys were arrested two years ago.
The only reason this is news is that the FBI admitted to ABC that they are investigating "dozens" of Iraqi refugees for links to al Qaeda:
"We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that," FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News' "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline".Dozens. That's more than one dozen, it's at least two dozen.
"I wouldn't be surprised if there were many more than that," said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. "And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me."
24 people, minimum.
That doesn't mean they'll find out these "dozens" of refugees are actually linked to al Qaeda, just that they could be and we don't know so we probably should devote some resources to finding out.
But still: dozens. 24.
How many people did it take to cause 9/11?
24 > 19
I just wanted to throw that out there.
Also, if these clowns can't be counted on to vet ten thousand or so Iraqi refugees do you really trust them to vet the 10 million illegal aliens they want to give amnesty to?
November 15, 2013
Tea Partier Prime Suspect in String of Northwest Bombings
This guy's a right-winger, right? I mean, if the three bombings are related then it's definitely the Tea Party. Fits the profile.
They hate the government: check
They hate, er, ..... churches.
And they especially .... um ... hate Vietnam Vets:
An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene....So, yeah, definitely someone from the Tea Party. Probably inspired by Ted Cruz.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for leaving the devices in Coos Bay, which a source described as smaller propane tanks. One was found at the base of Vietnam War Memorial at a city park on Aug. 22.
On Sept. 3, someone placed another IED inside a church.
This could not be some left wing Operation Wall Street type because as every one knows those people love the government, Christianity, and the military!
November 11, 2013
North Carolina Man Arrested, Tried to Join al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria
His name is Basit Javed Sheikh, he's 29, was born in Pakistan, but is a permaneant resident and now he lives in a suburb of Raleigh, NC. On Facebook he used the handle "Abdul Basit" where he decided to chat up an undercover FBI agent:
Basit Javed Sheikh, of Cary, is suspected by the FBI of trying to provide support to al-Nusrah Front in the Syrian Civil War. His father, Javed Sheikh, on Monday said there “is no truth in that,” referring to the federal allegations. Basit Sheikh was being held by Wake County authorities on Monday, according to county records.This wasn't the first time Basit went to Syria. He was already there last year with the Free Syrian Army, but apparently they weren't jihadi enough for him. He came home disappointed, then tried to go to Syria yet once more. He had a ticket to Turkey but for some reason never showed up at the airport. That's when he hooked up online with someone from al-Nusrah (a Syian al Qaeda affiliate) but who was really FBI. This guy apparently thought he was pretty hardcore.
Law-enforcement intercepted Basit Sheikh on Nov. 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, an FBI affidavit states. He had told a confidential FBI source that he wanted to join the jihad, or holy struggle, in Syria, according to an agent’s affidavit. He said in August that he had secured a job “with a brigade in logistics, managing medical supplies,” the document states.
The affidavit is here (note:it's the worst PDF of a federal complaint I've ever seen).
In it we learn that Basit was a serial Facebook user, who got kicked off the platform no less than seven times. All of the accounts listed in the affidavit are now defunct.
Except maybe this one which belongs to an "Abdul Basit II" (another handle used by Basit says the complaint), frequently posts jihadi material, and which mysteriously stops on Nov. 2, the day Basit was arrested.
So, yeah, I'm pretty sure this is his Facebook account. Let's look at it, shall we?
There's really too much to post about here. I mean, this guy spent a lot of time of Facebook. But I think this image pretty much sums up what this guy was all about, who his heroes were, and who he wanted to become. From a Nov. 2 post.
The question on everyone's mind here is if he had an online relationship with Samir Khan or one of the other seven jihadis in federal prison for the Quantico plot? I can't say at this point, but I will chime in that some evidence suggests that he and Khan hung in the same social circles online.
November 01, 2013
Shots fired at LAX -- UPDATE: Had Rifle, In Custody, 1 TSA Agent Dead
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A TSA employee has been shot at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3.UPDATE by Rusty:
The victim's condition is unknown at this time.
It's unclear if a suspect is in custody
The Los Angeles International Airport shooter "pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in" Terminal 3 on Friday morning, airport police Chief Patrick Gannon told reporters....So, the shooter killed a TSA agent with a rifle -- that they're calling an "assault" rifle, but the normal media rule applies here that no one in the media knows what an assault rifle looks like so they're all "assault rifles" to them -- was himself shot by a police officer on duty, but the Times is also reporting that a third victim was checked into the hospital.
A TSA agent shot Friday at the Los Angeles International Airport is dead, according to an intelligence source briefed by Los Angeles police and a federal source....
The shooter walked to the security checkpoint, pulled out a concealed assault rifle and shot the TSA agent; the shooter then went through the checkpoint, and a police officer shot the shooter.
Reports are that the suspect is in custody.
UPDATE: Make that one dead and three at the hospital. I just saw the presser on the local Fox affiliate.
The newsies are reporting that it was an "AK-47 type assault weapon", but a guy who was standing near the perp as he opened fire claims he didn't hear the rifle shot, and the guy claims he's a hunter heading back to Canada.
Over at Hot Air, AP has some photos of what looks like a rifle on the ground, and it doesn't look like an "AK type" of rifle to me. Maybe an AR lookalike chambered in a .22? That would explain why it didn't make that much noise.
Here it is.
I don't know how tall that cop is, so hard to gain perspective on the rifle's size, but it looks about right for all those AR lookalikes you see at WalMart (outside of CA, of course). Most of them are .22s. Just a guess until we have something more than that.
Update Matt Damon: Shooter is from Southern Jersey...
October 18, 2013
Long Island Man Indicted Attempted to Join AQAP
A Long Island NY man has been indicted for attempting to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Earlier this year his friend, Justin Kaliebe, plead guilty on a charge of also trying to join AQAP:
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as "Ali Zea," was charged in a 5 count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists, attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia (AQAP/AAS), and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice.Zea attempted to fly to Yemen through London last year, but the Brits didn't let him transit through and sent him packing back to the US. You'd have thought this would have sent up red flags and that Zea would have dropped his plans, but no, both and and Kaliebe kept trying. But the pair were under surveillance. After Zea learned his friend had been arrested, he tried to get another friend to erase his hard drive on his computer. Too late, the Feds already had that locked down too:
Despite Zea's efforts to thwart the investigation, investigators obtained the hard drives and conducted a forensic examination, which revealed an assortment of violent Islamic extremist materials. For example, the drives contained issues of Inspire magazine, an AQAP/AAS publication that promotes violent jihad, containing articles such as "Which is Better: Martyrdom or Victory?" "Why did I choose al Qaeda?" "What to Expect in Jihad?" and an interview with "Shaykh Abu Hurairah, The Military Commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula." The electronic media also included a video, disseminated by the propaganda wing of al-Qaeda in Iraq, depicting the detonation of an explosive device on a vehicle carrying western military personI haven't been able to find the indictment or complaint online yet. If you see a link do me a favor and email it to me.
In the meantime, watch out for the cornhole.
UPDATE: And within seconds of asking, I receive. Here's the indictment.
Thanks to @webradius
October 11, 2013
California Man Charged With Material Support for al-Qaeda
A Garden Grove man was arrested Friday morning on federal charges that he provided support to the terrorist organization al-Qaida, according to the FBI.Facebook has one Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum from Garden Grove.
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, also known as “Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum,” 24, was taken into custody at a bus station in Santa Ana where he was attempting to board a bus headed for Mexico, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a brief statement emailed to news media.
Nguyen had been named in a two-count indictment returned Friday by a Los Angeles federal grand jury, the FBI stated.
He was charged with knowingly attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and making false statements in an application for a passport.
Nguyen had been “radicalized” and wanted to become a “foot soldier” for al-Qaida, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Her lists himself as a member of California State University at Fullerton's Muslim Students Association.
He had attended a gun show on Nov 25th of last year.
Hat Tip: Twitchy
Two Charged in New York were "Building Small Army" to Help Taliban
The two are Humayoun Ghoulan Nabi, 27, from Pakistan and Ismail Alsarabbi, 32, a naturalized U.S. who's family is Palestinian but who came here via Kuwait. They both lived in Queens and conspired to aid the Taliban fight the US in Afghanistan.
From the press release from the DA in Queens:
[T]he two defendants allegedly engaged in a plan to supply terrorist organizations in Afghanistan with warm winter clothing – which in the context of the fighting in Afghanistan is as serious as supplying the enemy with bullets and bombs. These supplies would have enabled the terrorists to endure the harsh Afghan winters and extend the fighting season. These defendants, as a result, were not merely conspiring to supply clothing items to people in Afghanistan, they were conspiring to make the enemy more effective in engaging and killing American soldiers.If that's the case, then why wasn't Alsarabbi, an American citizen, charged with treason?
From the criminal complaint we learn that a confidential informant (CI) ratted the two out and that Nabi thought of himself as an "Osama bin Laden" like figure who was in the initial stages of forming his own army:
DEFENDANT NABI COMPARED HIS EFFORTS TO THOSE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN, STATING IN SUM AND SUBSTANCE THAT IN ORDER TO BUILD A LESHKAR, OR SMALL ARMY, ONE NEEDED TO SURROUND HIMSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO PLAYED SPECIFIC ROLES, AND THAT THIS IS WHAT HE WAS DOING, BUILDING HIS SMALL ARMY.Nabi's plan was to open a non-profit charity from which he could divert money to those fighting the US in Afghanistan. When Nabi realized that sending money to Pakistan and Afghanistan would raise alarm bells he decided instead to send the Taliban warm weather clothing:
THE DEFENDANT STATED THAT THE SOURCE OF THE AMERICAN'S STRENGTH IS THEIR EQUIPMENT, SPECIFICALLY GOOD JACKETS, GOOD GOGGLES, GOOD GPS, AND THIS WAS HOW THEY FIGHT. DEPONENT STATES THAT HE IS FURTHER INFORMED BY THE CI THAT DEFENDANT NABI FURTHER STATED THAT "WE SEND THEM JACKETS SO THEY CAN GET WARM ... AND REALIZE THE GOT SOMETHING TO FIGHT WITH." ...This is where Nabi brought in Alsarabbi who had connections in Pakistan. The pair then wired money to Pakistan which they thought would then be used to help the Taliban. They then set up a warehouse to collect the goods they wanted to send to Pakistan. The only problem? The warehouse was part of the sting operation.
THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO SUPPLY WEAPONS, BUT THAT THEY ARE NOT READY FOR THIS STAGE YET. RATHER, THEY WILL SUPPLY SOCKS, SHOES, JACKETS, AND ELECTRONICS, BECAUSE THESE ARE WHAT THE BROTHERS NEED "TO BE POWERFUL."
So, the pair was nabbed. Oddly, the complaint mentions a third person named "Brother Mohammad" who wasn't arrested. I wonder if this guy has agreed to testify in return for immunity?
One more interesting thing from the complaint. In addition to hating their adopted country who else do you think the pair blames for the plight of Muslims around the world? The Juice, natch:
HE DID SO BECAUSE HE HATES THE UNITED STATES, JEWISH PEOPLE, AND US SOLDIERS SPECIFCALLY AND THAT HE WANTED TO GIVE THOSE FIGHTING THE AMERICANS EQUIPMENT THAT WOULD LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD,In any event we have yet another case in which people living here in the US conspire to help our enemies abroad. The press release is here. The criminal complaint here.
October 10, 2013
Airline Union Reports 9/11 Type "Dry Runs"
Yeah, I don't know what to do with this. I actually don't think dry runs are that common. The reason? Dry runs are an invitation to detection. The more you "practice" the more you draw attention to yourself and therefore the probability of getting caught.
That's espionage 101, so no, most "experts" won't tell you dry-runs are common before an actual attack.
At least, al Qaeda wouldn't use dry runs. Al Qaeda has learned since 9/11 and wouldn't do something so dumb. Al Qaeda is much more focused on encouraging homegrown lone-wolfs to act without any backup or coordination.
Again, the more people involved in a plot the more likely you will get caught.
But that doesn't mean other, less sophisticated, terror organizations wouldn't try dry runs.
But, again, it's pretty straight forward stupid to get the plotters on a plane, act strangely enough to draw attention, and then not actually carry out the plot. If you might get caught then the smart move is to go ahead and try to carry out the plot.
This doesn't rule out dry runs altogether, it just means that it's probably not the best explanation.
A better explanation might be either cultural misunderstandings or another "flying imams" case. You'll recall that in 2006 a bunch of Imams got on an airplane and did some unusual things prompting their removal from the plane. That wasn't a dry run, it was a bunch of assholes trying to get themselves kicked off a plane so they could cry "Islamophobia".
There are far more assholes in the world who want people to think Muslims are regularly victimized in the US than there are terrorists. CAIR, the MAS, and the ISNA have to have victims in order to "raise awareness" and, more importantly, funds. If Muslims aren't victims then there's no use for a Muslim "civil rights organization".
As much as I hate to say this, though, there is such a thing as an Islamophbe. Some people really do have an irrational hatred/fear of Muslims. But I think Islamophbia is like racism: there are actual racists, but so few of them them that to claim the phenomenon is widespread is absurd.
So we're left with the final explanation which is just that when Arabs or others who appear to be Muslim act out of the ordinary sometimes we try to make sense of it by thinking they are .... terrorists.
Now, this isn't necessarily Islamophobia. Because it is rational to fear Muslims being terrorists more so then any other group. (see here)
If you're Muslim, I'm sorry. I don't mean to taint you with the sins of others, but that's just how humans work. We group people together by common characteristics. You personally are not responsible for what others do and the bad name they give you, but it is simply human nature.
Do not mischaracterize my argument by claiming I am endorsing the mistreatment of people. I'm not, I'm simply saying that if an airline worker sees a bunch of Arabs acting strangely then of course they are going to process that information differently then if they see a bunch of white guys or black guys acting strangely.
You will be under heightened scrutiny while traveling on airplanes. There's nothing you can do about that short of a) reforming Islam to the point that violent factions within it are so rare that it won't taint you; b) changing human nature such that we no longer think of people in terms of groups, but always and exclusively as individuals. We've seen what regimes that try to change human nature have done in the past so that wouldn't be the route I'd recommend. Besides the impossibility of the project it would also render humans stupid.
The fact that some prejudices are irrational does not mean that all prejudices are irrational. And the fact an individual does not necessarily represent group views does not void the truthfulness of statistical information about groups. If this weren't the case then all modern social science theories would be vain.
Anyway, I've waxed on far longer than I wanted to. Here's the story:
A memo obtained by the 10 News investigators from the union that represents pilots for US Airways says that "there have been several cases recently throughout the (airline) industry of what appear to be probes, or dry-runs, to test our procedures and reaction to an in flight threat."Like I said, this could be any number of things.
Koch says, "What most security experts will tell you that if a dry-run is occurring, the attack will shortly follow." ...
Crew members say that shortly after takeoff, a group of four "Middle Eastern" men caused a commotion.
The witnesses claim one of the men ran from his seat in coach, toward the flight deck door. He made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom "for a considerable length of time."
While he was in there, the other three men proceeded to move about the cabin, changing seats, opening overhead bins, and "generally making a scene." They appeared to be trying to occupy and distract the flight attendants.
Thanks to Hot Air
October 01, 2013
NY Man Gets 18 Years for Funding al Qaeda
Despite the name, Hasanoff holds two passports: US and Australian. Some US papers claim he was "raised in New York", while Aussie papers claim he was "raised in Australia". So, your media at work. I don't have a full bio on the guy, but it looks like he spent his early childhood in Australia, then his parents immigrated to New York.
He did go to college in New York and spent much of his adult life there, until he move to the UAE as a stockbroker. It was there that he hooked up with al Qaeda and began raising money for them. He also apparently did "surveillance" for them in New York at the NYSE, but it's not clear exactly how much of this was "surveillance" and how much of it was "video of a part of Manhattan that is a tourist attracting, in fact, has it's own real time live streaming video right now should al Qaeda be interested".
But he did intentionally raise fund for al Qaeda, agreed to help them get detonators, and now he's going to be watching his cornhole for 18 years:
[Sabirhan] Hasanoff, who entered a guilty plea to a charge of providing material support, including financial support, equipment, and technical advice, to al-Qaeda associates in Yemen, was sentenced on Monday to 18 years' jail in federal prison.Ironically, the two years shaved off was because:
Judge Kimba Wood showed little mercy, shaving just two years off the maximum sentence.
The chaplain described the “outstanding contribution that Mr. Hasanoff has made as an active member of Muslim Faith Community” at the jail, and said that he had been “a positive model for other Muslim inmates.”Right, because being an active member of the Muslim Faith Community is a positive sign that a Muslim extremist has turned over a new leaf.
“That is a suggestion that the defendant has turned over a new leaf,” Judge Wood said.
September 26, 2013
American Sentenced to 25 Years in Plot to Supply Taliban w/ Missiles
It was a sting operation, but the fact that this guy wanted to sell missiles to the Taliban? They should execute him:
federal judge on Wednesday sentenced an American citizen to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell missiles, rifles and other weapons to the Taliban, the U.S. attorney's office for Manhattan announced.The firing squad? Sure, I'd be first in line to volunteer.
The sentence for Alwar Pouryan -- which includes 10 years of supervised release after he leaves prison -- comes the month after he and a co-defendant were found guilty following a two-week bench trial by U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald.
September 04, 2013
Human Rights Abuse! Fort Hood Terrorist Forcibly Shaved
Next time use a straight razor. Accidents, they happen:
The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday....
Now, Hasan is an inmate at the U.S. Detention Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., home to the military death row. Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt, an Army spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday that Hasan had been shaved. He did not specify when or provide details, however.
August 28, 2013
Hammer Time: Nidal Hasan Sentenced to Death!
This is the time at the Jawa that we dance:
A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.Yeah, I know he'll have automatic appeals and that we might be facing a mistrial in light of his no-defense defense, but I'll take this as a small victory worthy of a party. Nidal Hasan was the most successful mass murdering terrorist on US soil since 9/11. The sooner he is in hell, the better we all are.
Hasan never denied being the gunman and has said the attack on unarmed soldiers was motivated by a desire to protect Muslim insurgents fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
August 24, 2013
Wait, an IMAM aided Taliban? That's Unpossible!
A 78-year-old south Florida imam was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a judge on Friday for funneling more than $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban....And the best part:
A U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, Khan was the imam at the Flagler Mosque, one of Miami's oldest mosques. He was arrested in 2011 along with two of his sons.
Prosecutors said Khan sent money to family and friends in Pakistan between 2008 and 2010 that was funneled to the Taliban, which they say used some of the funds to buy weapons.
Hafiz Kahn was convicted in March on four counts of providing money and support to the group, which the United States considers a terrorist organization.You see, people who blow up little girls for the crime of going to school aren't objectively terrorists. It's just that the US considers them terrorists.
Who needs al Jazeera when you have Reuters?
Thanks to Lou
August 21, 2013
Nidal Hasan Rests Case With No Defense
The good news? Nidal Hasan ended his trial today without calling any witnesses. The bad news? This is going to be appealed. You can't plead "not guilty" and then offer no defense. A trial, by definition, has to be adversarial. So, I see an appeal here and some appeals court ruling that Hasan didn't have adequate representation -- which, clearly, he didn't.
At first I assumed that Hasan wanted to represent himself in an effort to use the trial as a platform for anti-American diatribes. But I was wrong. In fact, Hasan seemed pretty restrained and respectful during the entire trial.
What I think now is that Hasan wanted to claim that he wasn't guilty of murder since he was an enemy combatant. He was a soldier of Allah, and since those he killed were also soldiers no crime was committed. Those he killed were casualties of war.
This is why in his opening statements he told the jurors that he had "switched sides" in the war on terror. And why his business cards had the acronymn SoA on them (Soldier of Allah).
And you know what? I actually think he's right. He's not a murderer. Or, at least, he's not a common murderer. A mere criminal.
He's much more than a common murderer, more than a mere criminal. He's a traitor. He should be on trial for treason. He should be on trial as a terrorist. You can charge a person with more than one offense:
The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses or testifying in his own defense.If this guy doesn't get the death penalty, then there is no justice.
Maj. Nidal Hasan is acting as his own attorney but told the judge that he wouldn’t be putting up a defense as he stands accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base. If convicted, the Army psychiatrist could face the death penalty....
He has sat mostly silent during the trial and questioned only three of the nearly 90 witnesses called by prosecutors. Several of those witnesses were shot during the attack and recalled hearing a shout of “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — inside a crowded medical building before Hasan opened fire using a laser-sighted handgun.
August 08, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's College Pals Indicted
Two former UMass-Dartmouth students with ties to Boston Marathon terror bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted today on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly trying to impede the Boston Marathon terror bombing investigation.The indictment is here (pdf).
Left to Right
Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
in Time's Square.
Kazakhstan nationals Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, are accused of helping to get rid of incriminating evidence that Tsarnaev left behind in his college dorm room on April 18, three days after the terror bombing killed three and wounded 260 in downtown Boston.
August 07, 2013
Nidal Hasan Trial Day 2: Defense Attorney Claims Hasan Wants Death Penalty
We're only at day two and already the Nidal Hasan case is in the second day of the absolutely bizarre. As you'll recall, yesterday Hasan, acting as his own lawyer, admitted to being the man responsible for the greatest act of terror on US soil since 9/11. He even went further than that claiming that he was, indeed, an enemy of the United States fighting on the other side in the war on terror. In effect, admitting to treason.
But today it got even more bizarre as Hasan's "standby counsel" -- the guy responsible for advising Hasan, but not arguing on his behalf -- got up and objected to his own client's defense strategy. He claimed Hasan's defense so far proved that the traitor wants to die.
So, Hasan wants to die. We want him dead. Win - win, right?
Nope, the lawyer just had to be an asshole about it and try to save Hasan's neck:
The court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of carrying out the 2009 mass shootings at Fort Hood, was suspended Wednesday after a lawyer accused the defendant of deliberately trying to secure a death sentence....The lawyer then asked if his part in the trial could be "minimized" if Hasan was just trying to get himself martyred. And by "minimized" read: get me away from this psycho before his stink messes up my otherwise promising career!
Wednesday morning, one of [Hasan's standby attorneys] Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, offered to step in and represent Hasan.
Poppe told military judge Col. Tara Osborn that it is “clear [Hasan’s] goal is to remove impediments or obstacles to the death penalty and is working toward a death penalty.” ...
“I object. That’s a twist of the facts,” Hasan responded. He repeatedly asked the judge for permission to explain why Poppe’s claim was wrong, but refused to do so in writing.
The thing is, I think the lawyer might be right. Hasan seems to want the death penalty so he can become a "shaheed" and he's bent on using the trial not to defend himself, but as a public platform from which he can air his grievances.
Which is fine by me. Let him air his grievances if that means we're one day closer to Hasan becoming the martyr he wishes to be. Only, let's get this over with as quickly as possible. We've already waited four years for a trial that could have and should have been over years ago.
August 06, 2013
Nidal Hasan Trial Day 1: Hasan Admits "Yes, I am a Traitor"
Okay, so he didn't say those exact words. But his idiot lawyer claimed in opening statements today that: a) Hasan was the shooter; b) that Hasan had "switched sides" in the war on terror.
His lawyer concedes that Hasan was in a war. His lawyer also concedes that Hasan "switched sides" in the war.
Isn't that the very definition of treason?
Oh, did I mention that Nidal Hasan is defending himself? So, it was the defendant today admitting that he was a traitor. I don't quite get how this trial proceeds after the defendant admits to not only the crime he is accused of, murder, but worse -- treason:
In his opening statement Tuesday, Hasan said: “Evidence will show I was on the wrong side of America's war and I later switched sides. We in the mujahideen are imperfect beings trying to establish a perfect religion.… I apologize for any mistakes I have made in this endeavor.”After his admission of guilt on all counts, the trial went ahead and eight witnesses were called already. Hasan only asked questions of two of them, and if the reports are to believed, the questions weren't that probing or exculpatory in any way.
One of the prosecutors, Lt. Col. Steve Henricks, said of Hasan: “He didn't want to deploy [to Afghanistan] and he came to believe he had a jihad duty to murder soldiers.” Hasan, Colonel Hendricks said, wanted to "kill as many soldiers as he could."
In fact, when the store owner was testifying that the defendant had bought the weapon used in the act of terror from him, Hasan interrupted:
When the weapon was presented as evidence, Hasan said: "Your honor, that is my weapon."Hasan claims he'll only call two witnesses, but we've no idea who they are quite yet.
The good news here is that this sounds like it's going to be a very short trial. The bad news is that the last time the military executed anyone was in 1961.
So, it might be awhile til we get some satisfaction.
July 19, 2013
Indictment: Florida Man Tried to Join al Qaeda
UPDATED: Desecrated Christian Religious Statues
He tried to find his way to Yemen where he wanted to make participate in jihad. I don't understand why that's a crime. Doesn't jihad just mean peaceful inner struggle?
JACKSONVILLE, FL—Acting U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Acting Assistant Attorney General John Carlin of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and Michelle Klimt, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Jacksonville Division, today announced the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, Florida, with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, Bell faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison on each of the two charges. Bell is currently detained in the Duval County Jail on unrelated charges.The investigative project has a copy of the indictment here. I'm just reading it now, but it looks like at some point he fled arrest and crashed a car in the process.
According to the indictment, Bell devised a plan to travel to the Arabian Peninsula to join Ansar al Sharia (AAS), an alias for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and participate in violent armed conflict that he termed “jihad.” AAS has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012 that killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers and a series of armed assaults in March 2012 that killed more than 100 people, including Yemeni soldiers.
The indictment alleges that between May 2012 and September 2012, Bell and others engaged in physical, firearms, and other training in preparation for armed conflict in the Middle East, which Bell described as “the actions of jihad.” Bell allegedly solicited other individuals, including juveniles, to travel overseas with him in furtherance of this conspiracy. Bell made video and audio recordings intended to be distributed to others once he arrived in the Middle East, for the purpose of soliciting and recruiting others there to participate in violent jihad. In September 2012, Bell and a juvenile traveled to Amman, Jordan, and made contact with an individual who could facilitate their travel to Yemen to participate in violent jihad.
You'll also notice that he's being charged as part of a conspiracy, and that many of the people he recruited were juveniles. Which means we can expect more indictments to be unsealed the day they turn 18.
UPDATE: Add desecrating a cemetery to the list of his crimes. You gotta wonder if Eric Holder is going to charge him with a hate crime? From the indictment:
On or about July 4, 2012 [Bell] and and another individual .... caused significant damage to religious statues at the Chapel Hills Memorial Cemetery.The indictment also indicates he used fraud to fund his would-be jihadi escapades. He apparently told some unnamed victim that he was starting a used computer business, when really the money was for airline tickets to .... Israel.
Why any would-be jihadi would think it was a good idea to travel to their final destination via Israel escapes me. Perhaps this guy is one of those low information voters I keep hearing about?
Because when he and his unnamed juvenile friend arrived at the Tel Aviv airport the Israelis promptly denied them entry and sent them packing to Poland -- which was their previous layover point.
It's only at this time that the duo decided Jordan would be more accepting of would-be jihadis, so they fly to Amman instead. And they were right:
Between October ... and September , in Amman, Jordan Bell and [his juvenile accomplice] approached an individual ... known as Shiek Yussef about going to Yemen and making contact with [AQAP].They then purchased tickets to Oman, from which they would proceed to Yemen. Other than noting a lot of videos by Anwar al-Awlaki to help inspire each other, the indictment kind of ends the story there. So, it's not clear whether they ever got to Oman or not.
I also don't see anything in the indictment about other charges including a vehicle which I had seen in an MSM report, but I'm guessing those are state charges so naturally they wouldn't be in a federal indictment.
The story is still kind of new, so if any one sees any more details do me a favor and drop me a line.
UPDATE: Ah, I missed this over at the Investigative Project:
He has been in the county jail since January on an unrelated grand theft charge, a Jacksonville television station reports.
June 22, 2013
Autopsy Confirms Boston Bombers the Laurel and Hardy of Terrorism
And now, more famous last words: Sure, Tamerlan, I know how to drive a stick shift:
The cause of death of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been determined to be "gunshot wounds to (his) torso and extreme blunt trauma to (his) head and torso," Team 5 Investigates Kathy Curran reported Friday....
Police said Tamerlan had been run over by his younger brother Dzhokhar during his escape in Watertown.
June 21, 2013
The judge in the Nidal Hassan trial noted she was "unaware of any threat to any individual or group." right before she denied Hassan's argument that he attacked soldiers at Ft. Hood to defend the Taliban.
Someone threatened to bomb a county courthouse near Fort Hood unless officials met the “demands” of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 shooting rampage on the Texas Army post, a sheriff said Wednesday.
After the Wednesday morning call that mentioned Maj. Nidal Hasan, law officers evacuated the historic courthouse and Bell County Justice Center, but found nothing after searching extensively with bomb-sniffing dogs, Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange said. The jail was put on lockdown.
June 18, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, Khalid Ouazzani, Sabirhan Hasanoff
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi: A suburban Chicago teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.
Sabirhan Hasanoff: Australian accountant Sabirhan Hasanoff turned to al-Qaeda.
AUSTRALIAN accountant Sabirhan Hasanoff had a good life before he "threw that all away'' and became a jihadist.Related: Khalid Ouazzani who awaits his sentencing on terrorism charges was apparently found during the investigation of Sabirhan Hasanoff.
For the first time since his 2010 arrest, the Adelaide-raised father-of-three has publicly revealed what turned him from a respected accountant to agreeing to conduct a surveillance operation of the New York Stock Exchange, hand over tens of thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda associates and seek out how he could fight alongside other Muslims in war zones.
A Kansas City man supported a “nascent” plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange, an FBI official said Tuesday at a Washington D.C. hearing.Its unknown which if any programs resulted in these disruptions.
Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce said federal investigators used secret surveillance warrants to identify Khalid Ouazzani, who is awaiting sentencing in Missouri on terrorism-related charges, as part of the scheme.
I would think a standard FISA warrant would have been sufficient as Hasanoff was in contact with known terrorists in Yemen.
Update: Damn its good to be a gangsta.
NSA Claim of Thwarted NYSE Plot Contradicted by Court Documents
June 05, 2013
Is the Tsarnaev Fan Club Lending Financial Support to Terrorism
So if Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are linked to the specially designated terrorist entity knows as the Caucasus Emirate and the Boston bombings were designed in support of the Caucasus Emirate, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Then it stand to reason that all that financial support he claims to be receiving should be a violation of law.
Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that people are sending him money and that someone opened an account for him, according to a new recording of their first phone call from prison.Should these accounts not be seized, the contents used for fines and restitution to the victims and the contributors prosecuted for material support of terrorism?
When his mother asked if he is in pain, Tsarnaev replied in Russian: "No, of course not. I'm already eating and have been for a long time," according to a translation by Channel 4 News in the UK, which first aired the audio. The call took place last week.
"They are giving me chicken and rice now, everything is fine," he said.
Dzhokhar also told his mother that he has received at least a "thousand" dollars in a bank account that someone opened for him since his arrest. The mother says the family has also received $8,000 from individuals pledging their support, according to Channel 4 News.
June 01, 2013
How about a grenade with that cup of coffee?
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut; Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI; and Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett, Jr. announced that Morris A. Roberts, 42, of Bridgeport, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with delivering a modified hand grenade concealed in a coffee cup to the Bridgeport Police Department in February.The rest of the press release is below the fold.
Roberts was arrested this morning at his residence. He appeared before United Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel and has been ordered detained.
As alleged in the criminal complaint, in the morning of February 27, 2013, outside of the Bridgeport City Hall annex located at 999 Broad Street, Roberts handed a paper coffee cup to a witness and asked the witness to deliver the coffee cup to Bridgeport Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs (OIA). The witness subsequently delivered the cup. When a police officer assigned to OIA looked in the cup, the officer discovered a modified hand grenade and notified the Emergency Operations Center. Law enforcement officers, including the Connecticut State Police Emergency Service Unit, responded to the scene, the building was evacuated, and the grenade was safely removed.
Subsequent examination of the grenade determined that it would not have detonated due to its poor construction. However, explosive black powder, which is not normally present in the type of device found, had been added to the grenade.
Subsequent examination of the grenade determined that it would not have detonated due to its poor construction. However, explosive black powder, which is not normally present in the type of device found, had been added to the grenade.Watch your cornhole bud, again.
The investigation has included analysis of several videos recorded on the morning of February 27 in the area of 999 Broad Street.
The criminal complaint charges Roberts with possession of an explosive by a previously convicted felon and with making a threat or conveying false information concerning an attempt to kill, injure. or intimidate a person or unlawfully damage any building by means of an explosive. Each charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
Acting U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Bridgeport Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police. The FBI’s JTTF includes participants from the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Connecticut State Police, Bridgeport Police Department, Norwich Police Department, and the New York Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia E. King.
May 23, 2013
Busted: Dante Phearse: I'm Gonna Blow Up Two Synagogues BecauseJewish People Are Oppressing The Black Man...
..Police said on April 30, Phearse called and made threats against the Beth Israel Jewish Synagogue. Phearse said that there were no white Jewish people, only black Jewish people, and said he was going to blow up the temple.So, let me get this straight, he was going to blow up a bunch of Black Jews because they weren't white and they oppress the Black man.
He then called back and said that Jewish people were oppressing the black man and threatened to rape their women and children.
Oh, he was going to kill them because the Juice made them convert to Judaism?
Oh, they were all Caucasian and should be all Black?
Or forget it. Like I said, he's a real crazy antisemitic, so I really don't have a clue of what in the hell he is talking about. Well, unless he is an Islamist which is mutually inclusive with crazy.
More from the FBI Press Release, the complaint was unsealed today:
Dante Phearse (32, of Houston..ed) is charged with one count of using an instrument of interstate commerce to communicate a threat to destroy a building by means of an explosive device. The complaint and accompanying affidavit allege that on the evening of April 30, 2013, Phearse telephoned two different synagogues in Houston—Congregation Beth Israel and Congregation Or Ami—and left voicemails threatening to bomb the Jewish houses of worship on May 2, 2013.Full FBI press release is below the fold:
WASHINGTON—A federal complaint has been unsealed charging Dante Phearse, 32, of Houston, with calling in bomb threats to two synagogues located in Houston, announced Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Roy L. Austin, Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas Kenneth Magidson.
The sealed complaint was filed Thursday, May 16, 2013, and unsealed today. Phearse is expected to make an initial appearance in Houston tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson. At that time, the government expects to request he be detained pending further criminal proceedings.
Phearse is charged with one count of using an instrument of interstate commerce to communicate a threat to destroy a building by means of an explosive device. The complaint and accompanying affidavit allege that on the evening of April 30, 2013, Phearse telephoned two different synagogues in Houston—Congregation Beth Israel and Congregation Or Ami—and left voicemails threatening to bomb the Jewish houses of worship on May 2, 2013.
A criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.
If convicted, Phearse faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.
The case is being investigated by the Houston Police Department and the FBI. Trial Attorneys Saeed Mody and Nicholas Murphy of the Civil Rights Division and Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of Texas Ruben R. Perez and Joe Magliolo are prosecuting.
h/t Zionist spy #?
May 22, 2013
Famous Last Words (Bumped & Updated Todashev Confessed to Boston Triple Murder)
An FBI agent shot and killed a man overnight in Orlando who had ties to one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, NBC News has confirmed.Michelle Malkin has more on the now very dead Ibragim Todashev here.
According to NBC News, a special agent was interviewing the suspect regarding his connections to bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and other extremists. The suspect, who was not immediately identified by officials, was originally cooperative, but he was shot after attacking the agent.
In an additional twist of fate his friend Khusn Taramiv said this
He felt inside he was going to get shot," Taramiv said about Todashev. "I told him, 'Everything is going to be fine, don't worry about it.' He said, 'I have a really bad feeling.'"Um Yeah.
Wait did that seem like I was dancing on Todashev's grave? I think I'll double down on that.
Update: Todashev had confessed to being involved in a triple murder in Boston involving one of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's former best friend.
Investigators said Todashev confessed to the FBI that he played a role in a triple murder in 2011 in which three men were murdered in an apartment in Waltham, Mass. Their throats had been cut, and their bodies were covered with marijuana, authorities said. No suspects had been arrested in that case, but officials were investigating whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who knew at least one of the victims, was involved.I submit the motive for the murder was because the murdered men were supplying weed to Johar Tsarnaev.
Any drug use or dealing is considered Haram by Islamist radicals, unless you know, the profits go to benefit the Jihad. That is part of the schism betweemn the Somalis and al-Shabaab. Where Shabaab is very interested in banning the use of khat.
May 18, 2013
Boise, Idaho: Terror Suspect Fazliddin Kurbanov Pleads Not Guilty
Yet another corhole watch begins:
BOISE -- An Uzbekistan national arrested in Boise has pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges he conspired with a terrorist group on a scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.This is a update on my previous post:
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, appeared before a federal judge at 8:30 a.m. He used an interpreter over the phone to communicate his not-guilty plea.
Kurbanov's trial is now set for July 2, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.[More...]
Boise, Idaho: Feds Arrest Uzbekistan National (Fazliddin Kurbanov) On Terrorism Charges
Perp Was Very Active On His JihadTube Channel
Perp Commented Taliban's Voice of Jihad Website As 'Real News' From Afghanistan
May 17, 2013
Boise, Idaho: Feds Arrest Uzbekistan National (Fazliddin Kurbanov) On Terrorism ChargesPerp Was Very Active On His JihadTube ChannelPerp Commented Taliban's Voice of Jihad Website As 'Real News' From Afghanistan
Those dang T.E.A. party, Cross worshiping (aka 'shadowy groups') terrorists prolly upset they were targeted by the likes of, and not limited to, the IRS, FBI, DHS, MFM, the Democrats and Bronco Bama!
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.Full FBI press release and links to indictments are below the fold. I haven't read it all yet.
The U.S. attorney's office said Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in south Boise on Thursday morning after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment as part of an investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah.
The Idaho grand jury's indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment also alleges he possessed an unregistered explosive device.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah also returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction.[More..]
h/t MountainPatriot for alerting us to this.
Update: Howie notes the perp has a JihadTube channel. Why, there is no online terrorism to see on this here channel people or anywhere online! Four days ago he added 27 channels to his 'favorites'. I add his channel to my favorite LULZ.
Update II: The blog Different Stans noted The perp thinks the Taliban's "Voice of Jihad" aka "http://alemarah-iea.com/eng is real news about Afghanistan".
They have done excellent 'ground work' on this perp. He hates "Russians, Americans, loves Jihad, explosives and Power Rangers".
Also, from the above blog, the perps feelings in regards to the murder of Fr. Daniel Sysoev, who was short dead in his church in Moscow on November 19th, 2009.
As for a video about the murder of Daniel Sysoev, well, that was alright in Fazliddin's book:Update III: Screencap from Howie shows the perps true feelings about the 9/11 terror attack. He commented the below on this video titled 9/11/01:vapervih etot chelavek ne svetoe a kazol potomushto oh sam nachel oskarblat musulman tak vam enado chumoshniki i vapsheto russkie narod kak vi sami govarili sozdani iz obezani obezyanii garilla martishka aran gunani ponemaete kto vi
First, this person is not sacred but a goat because he himself began to offend Muslims, you deserve it you chumoshniki and in general the Russian people like you yourself are created from monkeys, you're monkeys, gorillas, chimps, understand who you are
Who's the loser bitch? You are, and I'm laughing my arse off at you.
Update IV: JihadTuber, He/she/it states country as Azerbaijan, ansarsharia1 appears to have hearted this perp and left a comment on perps channel. No telling if ansarsharia1 aided in radicalizing this assmaggot. .
The above blog, Different Stans, noted how he changed in a matter of a months
Watch as he lurches from hating Russians and loving Idaho to hating American soldiers and then studying how to make bombs...Again, FBI press release and links to indictments against him is below:
Boise Man Arrested; Terrorism Charges Filed in Idaho and Utah
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested Thursday morning in Boise, Idaho, as part of a federal terrorism investigation. Federal terrorism charges were filed Thursday afternoon in Boise and Salt Lake City, Utah. Kurbanov, an Uzbekistan national, legally present in the United States, was living in Boise at the time of his arrest.
A federal grand jury in Boise returned a three-count indictment charging Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.
A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with one count of distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction.
The charges were announced by David B. Barlow, U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah; Wendy J. Olson, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho; John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice; and Mary Rook, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division.
The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division, which covers Idaho and Utah; and Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) in Idaho and Utah, which include a number of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Kurbanov’s activities were closely monitored by federal agents during the investigation and any potential threat posed by Kurbanov has been contained. Kurbanov is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in Boise tomorrow. He will be transferred to Utah at the conclusion of the prosecution in Idaho.
“Today’s arrest and these indictments underscore our commitment to aggressively and thoroughly investigate those who conspire to engage in unlawful terrorist activities,” said U.S. Attorney Olson. “The thorough and exhaustive work of our JTTF, in partnership with our investigating and prosecuting partners in Utah, Colorado and at the National Security Division, put a stop to this criminal activity and ensured the public’s safety. I commend the men and women at every level of law enforcement, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Ada County and Canyon County Sheriff’s Offices and the Boise City Police Department, who assisted in this effort.”
“One of our highest priorities is disrupting potential acts of terrorism. The coordinated investigation, arrest, and indictments in this case demonstrate the commitment of all involved to do just that. The tireless work of agents, analysts and law enforcement officers to detect and guard against acts of terrorism has helped ensure the safety of the communities they serve,” U.S. Attorney Barlow said today. “The judicial part of the process will now begin in Idaho and Utah.”
“Today’s arrest underscores the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats both at home and abroad. I thank the many agents, analysts and prosecutors responsible for this important investigation,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Carlin.
“As always, the FBI’s top priority is the safety and security of our nation and its citizens. The indictments and arrest are the result of months of exhaustive investigation on the part of agents, analysts, and officers who worked indefatigably to achieve that end,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Rook.
The Idaho indictment alleges in count one that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with unnamed co-conspirators to provide material support and resources to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment alleges that the material support and resources included himself, computer software and money.
In count two, the indictment further alleges that the defendant conspired to provide material support and resources, including himself, to terrorists knowing that the material support was to be used in preparation for and in carrying out an offense involving the use of a weapon of mass destruction.
The indictment also alleges in count three that on or about Nov.15, 2012, Kurbanov possessed a destructive device consisting of a combination of parts intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device and from which a destructive device could be readily assembled. According to the indictment, the parts were a hollow hand grenade, hobby fuse, aluminum powder, potassium nitrate and sulfur.
If convicted on the Idaho charges, Kurbanov faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on each of the conspiracy counts and 10 years in prison on the possession of an unregistered destructive device count. The Idaho charges are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Lucoff and Heather Patricco and National Security Division Trial Attorney Larry Schneider.
The one-count indictment filed in Utah alleges that from about Jan. 14, 2013, continuing through Jan. 24, 2013, Kurbanov taught and demonstrated how to make explosive devices and distributed information relating to the manufacture and use of an explosive or weapon of mass destruction with the intent that the teaching, demonstration and information be used for, and in furtherance of, an activity that would constitute a federal crime of violence.
The indictment alleges the defendant showed internet videos, conducted instructional shopping trips, provided written recipes and gave verbal instructions on where to obtain the necessary components to construct and use improvised explosive devices. The indictment also alleges that Kurbanov intended that the videos, written recipes, verbal instructions and shopping trips be used for training in the construction and use of explosive devices to commit a crime of violence, such as the use of weapons of mass destruction; bombings of a place of public use, a public transportation system or infrastructure facility; or destroying a building in interstate commerce.
If convicted on the Utah charge, Kurbanov faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
The Utah charges are being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Barlow, Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Huber and National Security Division Trial Attorney Larry Schneider.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt and is not evidence. Individuals charged in an indictment are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
(If you have questions regarding the Idaho case, please call Pam Bearg, PIO in the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office, at 208-334-1211. For questions on the Utah case, please call Melodie Rydalch, PIO in the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office at 801-325-3206. Questions for the FBI Salt Lake City Division can be directed to Public Affairs Specialist Deb Bertram at 801-579-1400 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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May 16, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Confession Note on Boat
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.Hat Tip: Terry O'.
Sources tell Miller that Tsarnaev wrote the note in the boat he was hiding in as police pursued him, and as he bled from gunshot wounds sustained in an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars. "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," the note added.
Dzhokar said he didn't mourn older brother Tamerlan, the other suspect in the bombings, writing that by that point, Tamerlan was a martyr in paradise -- and that he expected to join him there.
LOL Tamerlan Tspeedbump.
May 15, 2013
Promises Broken: The Attack On Fort Hood
Via Autumn Manning:
Please help support #FtHood victims and watch Part 2 of http://truthaboutforthood.com
Heartbreaking, truly heartbreaking for those heroes going through this due to the Obama Administration's refusal to label this attack terrorism.
The "Benghazi terror attack is a 'recent example' of why the Ft Hood attack has been labeled as work place violence. Obama doesn't want to admit terrorism, on our soil, has happened under his watch.
Sadly, Ft Hood hasn't been brought up in the recent 'scandals' (I know they are numerous) of the Obama Administration and it definitely doesn't need to take a back seat. It is part of this administration's politically correct culture of corruption.