September 22, 2014
Imperial PSA: Bombardment of Rebel Scum Currently in Progress
The sky is full drones over Raqqa now— Abdulkader Hariri (@3bdUlkaed6r) September 23, 2014
U.S. and partner nations using mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles against ISIL terrorists in #Syria.— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) September 23, 2014
Thanks to William.
What A Wonderful Problem!
There's a huge argument over just who killed Boko Haram leader Shekau.
f the ongoing report from the troubled Northeast Nigeria is anything to go by, then a prominent Boko Haram Commander suspected to be the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau might have been killed.
However, one report that appears conflicting is whether the alleged victory was actually won by the Nigerian Army or the Cameroonian soldiers.
While troops from Cameroon on Sunday night claimed responsibility for killing Shekau with photos of the Boko Haram leader’s corpse as one of the proofs, the Nigerian Army has equally claimed that its troops killed the sect leader. The report from the side of the Nigerian troops was however not supported by images.
Well there's one Shaheed that's not smiling in his death photo. That's what happens when the Kuffar capture your dead body, there's no one to pose the stiff's smile and pointy finger.
September 05, 2014
Unfortunate? Update: Al Shabaab Leader Ahmed Abdi Godane Confirmed Dead!
I don't think that word means what the think it means.
Unfortunately Emir Godane sustained injury.— HSM Press Office (@HSM_press01) September 2, 2014
Update 09/05/2014: Emir Godane has been droned, a confirmed kill.
Reuters) - The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated militants.As you might recall, it was Godane who had American Jihadi Omar Hammami murdered for speaking out against Godane acting in his own interest as a warlord rather than in the interest of Muslims or Islam.
"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al Shabaab, has been killed," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said in a statement.
Since taking charge of al Shabaab in 2008, Godane had restyled the group as a global player in the al Qaeda network, carrying out bombings and suicide attacks in Somalia and elsewhere in the region, including the Sept. 21, 2013, attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 67 people.
Godane publicly claimed responsibility for the Westgate attack, saying it was revenge for Kenyan and Western involvement in Somalia and noting its proximity to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
His death leaves a gap in al Shabaab's leadership and was seen as posing the biggest challenge to the group's unity since it emerged as a fighting force eight years ago.
Hammami was just American enough to call out Godane and paid the ultimate price for it.
Hammami was a fave Jihadi of mine, we may have been on different sides but I admired him for daring to speak against injustice in al-Shabaab as he saw it.
We'd tried to talk Omar into turning himself in several times, he refused and accepted his fate destiny as a Mujahideen even as al-Shabaab sought to murder him. The fate of Omar Hammami's Somali wife and children is still unknown.
Today Omar Hammami is avenged. He might have been a Muj but he was OUR MUJ and his children have an American birthright.
May Godane rot in hell.
September 04, 2014
Imperial Good News! Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Right Hand Man Dead as a Rock
Three senior members of ISIS - including the right hand man of its leader - have been killed in a US airstrike in northern Iraq, according to senior security officials.More on ISIS leadership here and the chart from the above image here.
Damaging blow: A key aide of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by a US airstrike over Mosul, northern Iraq according to security sources.
Two days after video showing the execution of Steven Sotloff was released, US warplanes struck a damaging blow at the heart of ISIS in Mosul, killing Abu Hajar Al-Sufi, who is an aide to its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
And at the NATO summit in Wales this afternoon, Secretary of State John Kerry was seen to quietly pass President Obama a note during an address by British Prime Minister David Cameron, after which members of the press were cleared from the conference hall.
While it has not been confirmed if Obama learned of Al-Sufi's death through Kerry's note, the president was noticeably absent for the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in the early evening at the summit.
A senior Iraqi security official confirmed the news of the deadly air strike to NBC News and is the most significant blow against ISIS since the United States began air strikes last month.
Al Arabiya quoted the Iraqi Defense Ministry to say Baghdadi's aide, an explosives expert and the military leader of the nearby town of Tel Afar also lost their lives in the raid.
Now is the time at Jawa when we dance.
Or if you're Shia.... Gimme a beat!
August 25, 2014
Attn: ISIS (bumped)
All ur base are belong to us.
Thanks to @BemetOr8, Beer O'Clock, @meankitteh1, @wvubetasoldier.
We just want the Foley family to know the Jawas are doing what we can. May James RIP.
And it seems the world is finally coming around to our view that Islamic Terror Propaganda is something to be fought actively. We've noticed that providers, especially Google has been more cooperative in removing ISIS propaganda lately. Since Obama has acted in Iraq. Good for them. Not only are they taking down the Foley Murder videos they are erasing all traces from Google's Cache.
But lets get one thing clear, this is NOT President Obama's fault.
Evil people do evil things. ISIS are evil. We must fight evil. Its that simple.
And I also want to thank all those others across the web who are fighting this release.
There's more work to be done on this.
Ha Double D!
August 22, 2014
Imperial Very Good News! Assad Kills ISIS Jihadi Abu Moussa
“ISIS Jihadi Who Threatened To Raise Flag Of Allah In White House Is Dead”So I guess he’ll be needing a proxy to raise that flag now.
And yes, I’m holding back the urge to say, “like, maybe Obama?”
BOW BEFORE ZOD!
He's dead Jim
August 11, 2014
Kurds Kill Murderous ISIS Headchopper
Rot in hell.....
July 24, 2014
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim IS Free!
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.Sudan's version of Islam? How about THE version of Islam?
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were met in Rome by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said: "Today is a day of celebration."
There was global condemnation when she was sentenced to hang for apostasy.
Her father is Muslim so according to Sudan's version of Islamic law she is also Muslim and cannot convert.
Anyway thanks to the Italians and we hope to welcome her home soon.
July 15, 2014
What Comes Around Goes Around Benghazi Terrorist Has Terrible Episode of Bad Luck
Karma just dropped a huge rock on Faraj al-Shibli's head.
Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said.I hope he didn't like get Gaddafied.... Oh who am I kidding, yes I do.
Al-Shibli, whose name is also spelled Chalabi, was last seen being detained by a local militia in Marj two days ago, a Libyan source said.
It is unclear what happened to al-Shibli since then, but his body was found Monday in the eastern Libyan town of Marj.
June 26, 2014
Kurds Ice UK Jihadi
Gotta love those Kurds, tell me again why we didn't just give them the entire Northern No Fly Zone when we had the chance?
A first British jihadist is believed to have been killed fighting in Iraq's civil war, intelligence officials in the east of the country have told The Telegraph.I'm sure he has some stupid Kunya like al-Brittani. Anyone missing?
The man has not been identified but is believed to be British of Arab origin, according to intelligence officials attached to the Peshmerga, the ethnic Kurdish forces who are holding up the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham across the north and east of Iraq.
He died in heavy fighting for the town of Jalawla on Wednesday, along with dozens of other fighters, Rooz Bahjat, a senior security official said, speaking at a base in the town of Khanaqin 12 miles away.
The Telegraph was shown a photograph of the man's body. He is pale-skinned with blue eyes, but of Mediterranean appearance. He wears a long beard in the style associated with the radical Salafi version of Sunni Islam, without a moustache.
Mr Bahjat said Kurdish fighters, some of whom were themselves brought up in exile in Britain, recognised a British accent among the voices of the foreign fighters who were leading the other side of the battle.
June 23, 2014
Who Our SpecOps Troops Should Be Deploying For
Making she, her husband, and their children get out of Sudan safely. Not training Shia butchers to kill Sunni butchers.
Ibrahim, 27, refused to renounce her Christian faith in court in May, prompting a judge to sentence her to hang for apostasy. The case became an international cause, with several U.S. lawmakers and the State Department blasting the decision as barbaric. Sudan's national news service SUNA said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday canceled the death sentence after defense lawyers presented their case, and that the court ordered her release.
C'mon, Obama. You traded five Taliban commanders for one deserting traitor. You could at least atone for making sure she comes to America safe with her husband and kids.
I won't hold my breath, though.
June 20, 2014
Look Out She's A Killer!
NO CRYING YOU BIG WUSSIES!
June 18, 2014
Cornhole Watch: Everyone Please Welcome Ahmed Abu Khattala To America
Khattala begins his tour with a nice long ocean cruise aboard a fine US vessel. We're sorry about the lack of a window in his cabin, but we were all booked up.
CAIRO — Ahmed Abu Khattala was always open about his animosity toward the United States, and even about his conviction that Muslims and Christians were locked in an intractable religious war. “There is always hostility between the religions,” he said in an interview. “That is the nature of religions.”The motive of the attackers? Maybe Mr. Khattala's views on religion have something to do with it. I mean, "Always hostility between religions." He believes Islam is in an intractable never ending religious war with Christianity. Now where would he get a silly idea like that?
During the assault on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, Mr. Abu Khattala was a vivid presence. Witnesses saw him directing the swarming attackers who ultimately killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
aptured by military commandos and law enforcement agents early on Monday, Mr. Abu Khattala may now help address some of the persistent questions about the identity and motives of the attackers.
Anyway, upon disembarking from his cruise Mr. Khattala will be staying at the crossbar motel also window free. We've taken the liberty of reserving him a room for the next 20 to 30 years.
I''m sure we can make arrangements for him to stay further should he enjoy his visit as much as we all hope he does. Possibly some of his friends will also be joining him on the tour very soon. We don't want him to feel too lonely.
Its called American hospitality.
May 19, 2014
Everyone Wave Buh Bye to Abu Hamza al-Masri
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has been found guilty of supporting terrorism by an American court.
He was accused of conspiring to aid organisations like al-Qaeda.
Prosecutors at the court in New York said Abu Hamza - who was tried as Mustafa Kamel Mustafa - assisted the kidnappers of 16 tourists in Yemen in 1998 and attempted to build a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
The 56-year-old had denied the charges.
However Manhattan Attorney Preet Bharara said: "The defendant stands convicted, not for what he said, but for what he did."
The Islamist preacher came to prominence in the UK for his fiery sermons outside Finsbury Park mosque; in one he praised the 11 September hijackers.
He was extradited to the US in 2012 after having been jailed for seven years for inciting murder and race hate.
May 14, 2014
Imperial Good News: AQAP F*cks With Wrong Americans
One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut at a barbershop when the attempted abduction took place, Yemeni security officials said Sunday.I think it just moved.....
...The barbershop, owned by a longtime Indian resident, is on Heda Street, a commercial road in the southern part of the city where some of Sanaa's best restaurants, supermarkets and high-end boutiques are located.
The Yemeni officials said the armed militants arrived in a battered SUV and burst into the shop shouting: "Police! Police!" The officials said one of the two Americans was having his hair cut, while the second waited for his turn.
They said one of the Americans killed both militants before the pair jumped into their waiting SUV and drove off. Owners of nearby stores rushed to the barbershop on hearing the gunshots but the Americans already had left, the officials said.
May 07, 2014
Islamic State of Losers Lose Homs Syria: Rebellion Crushed
End result of all that terrorist red on red infighting. Assad takes the birthplace of the rebellion.
Syria Direct:AMMAN: An agreement to allow safe passage to rebels and civilians out of Old Homs has left regime opponents divided, with some saying the battle will move to the provinces and others yearning to move on with their lives after two years of a strangling encirclement of their districts.Pussies! You were so close to achieving martyrdom?
The estimated 2,500 fighters and citizens inside the 13 rebel-controlled districts of Homs agreed in principle on Friday to hand over to the government its territory in Syria’s third-largest city. A UN-supervised departure is scheduled to begin this week, Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told AFP on Monday, adding that the ceasefire is holding.
With a ferocious government military campaign in recent weeks and gnawing hunger from a regime blockade in place since June 2012 that allowed almost no movement in or out, regime opponents said they had little choice but to surrender.
“We must put ourselves in the place of the people who lived in the siege and saw their children die from hunger, they saw their brothers die because of infected wounds due to shelling,” Suhaib Ali, a Homs-based FSA spokesman, told Syria Direct.
Rebels inside had little choice given “the neglect from the political opposition and the international community,” Ali said.
“What would you do?” he asked.
March 05, 2014
Brand New Super Exciting Business Opportunity! Dead Jihadis Going For Big Bucks in Iraq!
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Iraq's government has offered a reward of $17,200 (£10,300) for each foreign militant killed from al-Qaeda or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a former affiliate.Get rich! Buy an Aston Martin!
Image Credit Star Wars Report
A larger reward of $25,800 (£15,500) is being offered for the capture of militants belonging to the two groups.
The announcement was made on the website of the ministry of defence.
Al-Qaeda and ISIS have been blamed by the authorities for the surge in sectarian violence over the past year.
Iraqi government data says more than 1,000 people were killed in January.
February 28, 2014
Under pressure, ISIS on Friday pulled out from the northern town of Azaz. A video posted on YouTube showed scenes of celebration among residents
@reyadiraq was the twtter feed that live tweeted the amputation of a man's hand in Allepo.
February 26, 2014
Never Push The Wed One! (Updated & Bumped!
Red on Red just keeps getting better.
Probably, you know, just misunderstood, kind of like this guy.
This Syrian war is really starting to grow on me.
Updated 02/26/14 at 07:39 cst: It just keeps getting better and better.
I think it just moved.
February 24, 2014
Red on Red Deathwatch
al-Qaeda leader Abu Khaled al-Suri killed in Red on Red violence in Syria when ISIS suicide bomber attacks Ahrar al-Sham.
al-Suri was a close associate of al-Qaeda's Ginger Jihadi Abu Musab al-Suri who's writing established the basic doctrine of al-Qaeda.
So I thought that was pretty awesome but then we get a Twofer when Taliban leader Asmatullah Shaheen got Shaheedededed by a rival Taliban faction.
I can hardly wait for the Red on Red revenge!
Update: He's dead Jim!
February 21, 2014
Like Buddy Holly & The Big Bopper, Founder of Libyan Islamic Group Meets With "Terrible" Accident
Founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Meftah Daouedi member alias Abu Abd El Ghafar died in the plane crash in Libya Grombalia February 21, 2014.Here is some video from the scene.
Meftah Daouedi is an official in charge of the martyrs, wounded and missing and Chairman of the Military Council. He was imprisoned in Bouslim after being involved with Al Qaeda responsible for terrorist operations and attacks of groups resulted in deaths.
Abu Abd El Ghafar is one of the main founders of the fighter group, it was Afghanistan where he founded the Ansar Camp and became emir of the group.
The chatter is that a who's who of Ansar al-Sharia leaders were totally lost in the crash.
Apparently the plane was header for Libya but the Libyan ambassador has denied any terrorists were on the plane. Just doctors and some sickly wounded orphans and puppies.
As for the cause of the crash. Freak accident probably, don't you think?
But All the stories on this are in French..... (Le wink wink, Le nod nod)
Last week it was said that an al-Qaeda leader being forced from Iran was headed for Libya. One can only hope he was one of the sickly wounded orphans.
December 26, 2013
Imperial Good News! Three Arab Terrorists Get Droned in Pakistan
They're dead Jim!
A suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, killing at least three foreign militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.
The U.S. authorities often target Taliban, al-Qaida and their Pakistani supporters in the country's tribal regions.
The latest strike took place just before midnight Wednesday in the village of Qutab Khel in North Waziristan and initial reports gathered from their agents in the field suggested the slain men were Arabs, the two intelligence officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
December 20, 2013
Awesome Air Force Christmas Flash Mob
I know DMartyr already posted this, but it's Friday and .... why not? It's pretty awesome.
November 01, 2013
Hakimullah Mehsud DRONED!
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Friday that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, had been killed in a drone strike in the lawless Pakistani region of North Waziristan, senior Taliban and Pakistani intelligence sources told Reuters.That image above was from a previous false report of Mehsud's death. Proving that good things come to those who wait.
"Hakimullah Mehsud's funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. (Saturday) in Miranshah," an intelligence source said, referring to the main regional city.
Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and militant sources across the country confirmed he had been killed in the strike in the lawless North Waziristan region.
"We can confirm Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in the drone strike," said one senior security official.
Mehsud's Pakistani Taliban is an umbrella of militant groups separate from but allied to the Afghan Taliban.
Mehsud took over the Pakistani Taliban in August 2009 after a drone strike killed the previous leader, his mentor.
Four security officials confirmed his death to Reuters. His bodyguard and driver were also among the dead, they said.
"Among the dead, who are in large numbers, are Hakimullah's personal bodyguard Tariq Mehsud and his driver Abdullah Mehsud, two of his closest people," said one intelligence source, adding at least 25 people were killed in the strike.
October 25, 2013
al-Nusra Terrorist Leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani Reported Killed
I'd like to thank Syria for being al-Qaeda's Vietnam.
Jabhat al-Nusra is headed by a man who uses the nom de guerre of Abu Mohammad al-Golani (Golani is a reference to Syria’s Golan Heights, occupied by Israel). The U.S. Treasury Department has also slapped financial sanctions against two men it believes are senior leaders in the militia group: Maysar Ali Musa Abdallah al-Juburi and Anas Hasan Khattab. Recent media reports also mention one Mustafa Abdel-Latif, also known as Abu Anas al-Sahaba, as the new “emir” or leader of Jabhat al-Nusra. A Jordanian national, al-Sahaba is the brother-in-law of the late al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi. Abu Adnan would not disclose any information about the men named by the Treasury Department and said al-Golani remained the Jabhat leader. Al-Golani’s real identity remains a well-kept secret, even to the leaders of other similar Islamist militant groups in Syria. At a recent meeting of the leaders of the Salafi groups Ahrar al-Sham, Suqoor al-Sham, Liwa al-Islam, Jabhat al-Nusra and several other units to discuss the creation of a Syria-wide pan-Islamist coalition, al-Golani kept his face covered throughout the proceedings, according to a participant. He was introduced by the Jabhat leaders in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, who vouched for his identity, but al-Golani offered no information about himself. “He knew everything about each one of us,” the participant said, “how long we’d been in the fight, our personal backgrounds, how long we’d spent in prison [before the revolution], everything.”Not that I really dig Assad or anything but the dead al-Qaeda are really starting to pile up. I'm failing to see a downside to that.
Hat Tip: Laura.
September 24, 2013
Stupid Jihadi Bitch Samantha Lewthwaite Dead!
'White widow' Samantha Lewthwaite may have been killed during the Nairobi siege.Its not 100% for certain she's dead, but don't kill my dreams.
As attempts to flush the remaining militants out of a Kenyan shopping centre continued, officials said three Islamist extremists had died during attempts to free their hostages.
Insiders said one was a white woman – adding weight to the theory that Lewthwaite, the fugitive widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, was behind the attack that has left 62 dead and 170 injured.
Part of the group that carried out the attack on the mall was formed by US citizens, according to Kenya's foreign minister Amina Mohamed.
Her first husband died in the 7/7 attacks on the London tube. Her second, Habib Ghani, was reportedly in the attack that killed Omar Hammami.
Its a little confusing how she became on the side of Godane and murdering civilians given the recent death of Ghani who appears to have been aligned with Hammami. Hammami repeatedly stated that he believed the outright targeting of non combatants civilians was Haram or forbidden under Islam.
That certainly wasn't Lewthwaite's opinion as she opined several times praising the 7/7 tube bombings and expressing her desire to die in a similar attack.
Hat Tip: The Other McCain.
July 16, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Goatly aka Emerson Begolly Gets 8/12 Years
A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote terrorist attacks against American military and civilian targets has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison.WTAE:
Twenty-four-year-old Emerson Begolly of Redbank Township was sentenced Tuesday on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. Authorities say he posted on an Islamic extremist Web forum he moderated.
His public defender asked for leniency in exchange for information Begolly has allegedly provided in other terror-related investigations.Oh my! He snitched on the Muj..... wonder what Allah's punishment for that is?
Jawa Classic footage of Goatly in action.
Super Sekrit Zionist message: And every rock was soaked in blood
Heartbreak Co-Conspirator in Jihad Jane Case Can't Pray in Irish Prison Because of the Porn
An Algerian man jailed in Ireland and wanted by the United States on terrorism charges filed a damages suit against the Irish state on Tuesday, saying his prison conditions were "not even suitable for animals".Oh the horror, if anyone has, you know, contact with some of Damache neighbors, ask them to put this one up for us.
Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy in a foiled international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog caused outrage in Muslim countries.
"Cork Prison is not even suitable for animals," Damache, 47, told the High Court. "There was a television and radio (in my cell). When I practiced my prayer they (cellmates) deliberately put the volume up (and) they put pictures of naked women on the wall. I can't pray in a place where there are naked pictures..."
Damache said he had been unable to wash before prayer and handling the Koran, as his faith requires, and was usually allowed to shower and change his underwear just once a week
Also I hear there is a rumor he's keeping hashish in his rectum. Better check that.
Damache was convicted in the Jihad Jane plot. Another accomplice Jihad Jamie (aka Jamie Paulin-Ramirez married Damache upon her arrival in Ireland only to find that Damache was only interested in the Muslima as a sex slave.
Hat Tip: El Grillo.
July 03, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Abdelhadi Faraj
Abdelhadi Faraj is in GITMO: He laments the fact that um......,
It isn't unusual for prison guards here to search prisoners' genital parts and their rectum ten times in a single day.Abdelhadi, All suffering is for the sake of Allah.
May 23, 2013
Hats Off to Ingrid Loyau-Kennett
A mother-of-two described tonight how she put her own life on the line by trying to persuade the soldier’s murderers to hand over their weapons.Read the rest.
Cub scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett selflessly engaged the terrorists in conversation and kept her nerve as one of them told her: “We want to start a war in London tonight.”
Mrs Loyau-Kennett, 48, from Cornwall, was one of the first people on the scene after the two Islamic extremists butchered a soldier in Woolwich, south east London.
She was photographed by onlookers confronting one of the attackers who was holding a bloodied knife.
April 03, 2013
The whereabouts of two Jihadis who left Canada has been solved Investigators were able to determine that two piles of meat near the natural gas plant in Algeria that was attacked by of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were all that was left of Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas.
National Post:Newly released school yearbook photos of two Canadian men linked to a deadly terrorist attack on an Algerian have cast new light on their pasts in a small Ontario city.Apparently Mokhtar Belmokhtar valued these young recruits as expendable Islamic drones.
Citing unidentified sources, the CBC said Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, high school friends from London, Ont., were the two Canadians whose bodies were found amidst the carnage of a isolated gas plant siege in January.
Hat Tip: 1389 Blog.
March 20, 2013
Alleged al Qaeda Operative Charged in New York for Terrorism Offenses Against Americans Overseas
BROOKLYN—A six-count indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” with conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb American diplomatic facilities in Nigeria, conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, providing material support to al Qaeda, and related firearms and explosives counts. The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Brooklyn, New York on February 21, 2012, and relates to Harun’s alleged activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa beginning in 2001.
The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department.
(presser continues below the fold, if anyone has a link the .pdf of the indictment please tweet to @darthodieus)
According to court documents, Harun, who was born in Saudi Arabia but claims citizenship in Niger, was extradited from Italy to the United States on October 4, 2012, and arraigned in a sealed proceeding in federal court in Brooklyn, New York on October 5, 2012. The case is scheduled for a public status conference before United States District Judge Edward R. Korman at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, on March 22, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
Harun is charged with crimes related to his alleged terrorist activities on behalf of al Qaeda beginning in 2001. According to the indictment and other court documents, beginning in 2001, the defendant traveled from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan with the intent to fight violent jihad. He arrived in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks. He then joined al Qaeda, received military-type training at al Qaeda training camps, and ultimately fought against United States and Coalition forces in Afghanistan with an al Qaeda fighting group based in Pakistan. According to the indictment, Harun allegedly attempted to kill United States military personnel in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2003. In 2003, in Pakistan, Harun received further al Qaeda training and traveled to Africa with the intent to conduct attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Nigeria. While in Nigeria, Harun allegedly conspired with others to bomb such facilities.
According to the indictment and other documents, after the arrest of a co-conspirator, the defendant traveled to Libya, en route to Europe, but was apprehended in early 2005. The defendant then remained in Libyan custody until June 2011, when he was released by the Libyan government. He was then arrested by Italian authorities after assaulting officers on board a refugee ship bound for Italy. As noted, the defendant was indicted in the United States on February 21, 2012, and charged with (1) conspiring to murder United States nationals; (2) conspiring to bomb United States government facilities; (3) conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda; (4) providing material support to al Qaeda; (5) using firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence; and (6) using explosives in furtherance of one or more felonies.
On July 5, 2012, the Naples Court of Appeals found the defendant extraditable to face the charges in the indictment pending against him in U.S. federal court, pursuant to the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and Italy. On September 14, 2012, the Italian Minister of Justice ordered the defendant extradited. Federal agents took the defendant into custody in Italy on October 4, 2012, and he arrived in the United States on that same day.
If convicted of all the charges in the indictment, Harun faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.
“As alleged in the indictment, the defendant was a prototype al Qaeda operative, trained by al Qaeda in terrorist tradecraft, deployed to fight American servicemen, and dispatched to commit terrorist attacks throughout the world,” said United States Attorney Lynch. “Whether they try to attack our servicemen on the battlefield or scheme to kill our diplomats and citizens in embassies abroad, terrorists will find no refuge. The United States will use every tool at our disposal to protect our nation’s security and stop terrorist attacks before they happen.” Ms. Lynch expressed her gratitude to the law enforcement personnel who took part in the investigation, including Department of Defense Army investigators. She also thanked the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office in Palermo, Italy, and other Italian police authorities in their support of the investigation and extradition of the defendant.
“The indictment unsealed today seeks to hold accountable an alleged al Qaeda operative who targeted U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities across two continents. His arrest and extradition to the United States are important milestones in our ongoing counterterrorism efforts. I thank the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who brought about this significant case,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Carlin.
FBI Assistant Director in Charge Venizelos said, “Vowing allegiance to al Qaeda and training to commit violent jihad are not the worst of Harun’s alleged crimes. The allegations include actually attacking U.S troops and plotting to use explosives to kill U.S. diplomats. As alleged, Harun not only intended to but did commit acts of terrorism against Americans. Now he is subject to the American justice system. We remain committed to protecting the safety of Americans and our national security.”
Police Commissioner Kelly said, “As more al Qaeda operatives continue to be flushed from hiding, the NYPD remains vigilant to the fact that terrorists have repeatedly since 9/11 plotted to kill more Americans. We are determined not to let that happen. I want to commend our federal partners and the U.S. Attorney in the prosecution of this important case.”
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Bitkower, Shreve Ariail, and Amanda Hector of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Assistance was provided by Alamdar Hamdani, Joseph Kaster, and Annamartine Salick of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and by William Nardini of the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs.
The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
March 13, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: If You Can't Beat Them
I don’t see the point in saving money your whole life just so you can bankrupt your family trying desperately to stay alive for the last six (crippled, diaper-wearing, mush-eating) months of your life.Hey that's a good idea, Quit your job, spend every dime of your 401k. Then convert to Islam and then get really old and/or sick.
While I’m not prepared to go as far as Clarey (yet), it’s true:
My retirement plan is death.
Afterward just let Obamacare pick up the slack. If anyone doesn't like it you can just accuse them of being racist against Islam. No Problemo.
February 20, 2013
Oops: Another Former Gitmo Inmate Killed Waging Jihad
A former Guantanamo detainee named Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane has reportedly been killed while fighting in Syria....Much more over at The Long War Journal.
Abderrahmane, who was born to a Danish mother and an Algerian father, was detained while fleeing Afghanistan in late 2001 and transferred to the Guantanamo detention facility, where he was held until early 2004...
The Facebook page for a group named Islamisk Budskab in Denmark announced Abderrahmane's martyrdom earlier this week. The group, which has al Qaeda in Iraq's flag on the header of its Facebook page, said that Danes should be "proud" of Abderrahmane because he finally achieved his goal.
Now, if we could only get the rest of the released Gitmo inmates to seek martyrdom in Syria....
Thanks to @Irishspy
February 06, 2013
Really Good Good News
I've been saying this a lot more often lately, Vive la France!
A monthlong French offensive has killed "hundreds" of Islamist fighters in Mali, the French defense minister said, as his troops prepare to start withdrawing next month.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave the number of casualties to CNN affiliate BFM on Tuesday night. He did not offer additional details.
February 04, 2013
FBI Rescues 5 Year Old Hostage, Kills Hostage Taker
FBI, F*CK Yeah: Coming to Save the Motherf*cking World Again!
Tears. The real kind, not the crocodile bullshit that we get from our betters in DC. Yeah, I'm like that.
This kind of story makes me proud to be an American in the most human way possible:
The 65-year-old retired truck driver who held a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage in a bunker after killing an Alabama school bus driver last week is dead and the child is safe, the FBI said Monday afternoon.I'm not exactly sure how they did it, just that they did it. Yes, they are that good.
FBI agents entered the underground bunker in Midland City, Ala., and rescued the boy at 3:12 p.m. CT (4:12 p.m. ET) after deciding he was in danger from his captor, Jimmy Lee Dykes, said FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Richardson.
I think this calls for a little Team America World Police. And not in any ironic way.
January 10, 2013
'Key Al Qaeda Paramilitary Commander' Droned Recently In Pakistan
The US killed a senior al Qaeda military commander during a recent drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.Sweet
Sheikh Yasin Al Kuwaiti, who was killed in a US drone strike on Jan. 8, was a "key al Qaeda paramilitary commander" who was "very high up the food chain," a US intelligence official who tracks the terror group in Pakistan's tribal areas told The Long War Journal. Sheikh Yasin was a top commander and trainer for the Lashkar al Zil, or Shadow Army, al Qaeda's military cadre [for more information on the the Lashkar al Zil, see LWJ report, Al Qaeda's paramilitary 'Shadow Army'].
Sheikh Yasin was also described as a "foreign tactical trainer" by Reuters and "a senior Al Qaeda operative" by Dawn on the day that he was reported killed.
December 25, 2012
Happy Birthday Jesus
Yeah, I know, it's not really His birthday. But until He comes again to straighten us out let's throw a party in his honor!
May He be the honored guest in all your homes and hearts.
The Christmas story, according to Luke (ch. 2):
1: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2: (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3: And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6: And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12: And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15: And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16: And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17: And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18: And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19: But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20: And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
December 18, 2012
NBC Crew Escapes Captors
We reported yesterday that Richard Engel was thought to be held captive by terrorists from the Free Syrian Army. He and his crew were freed at a checkpoint run by another group of terrorists. There are also claims that the captors were Assad's terrorists, not our terrorists.
We're glad the NBC crew are safely out of Syria, too many danged old terrorists there.
Filed under Imperial Good News.
Update: Reading NBC's account of the kidnapping this morning Engel says that the kidnappers were operatives of the terrorist group Hizbollah. The confusion about which kind of terrorist these terrorists are comes from an earlier statement from NBC which incorrectly stated they were not Assad's terrorists.
Hizbollah, a specially designated terrorist group, gets most of its information services in the west despite sanctions and despite many complaints and pleas to take them down.
December 10, 2012
Sandcrawler PSA: Open Position Deputy Prime Minister for Qaeda al-Jihad in Pakistan
The job comes with exiting perks, like all expense paid vacations to Somalia with Ayman al-Zawahiri and a spiffy pajamas with a large red cross hairs on the back.
NBC: A senior al-Qaida official and potential successor to the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed Friday morning in a Predator drone strike, according to reports on jihadi web forums and U.S. officials.Another day, another dead ginger.
Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, aka Abu-Zaid al Kuwaiti, was killed in Pakistan while eating breakfast, according to the accounts.
Hat Tip: Les Nessman.