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.
October 29, 2012
Allah Protects Malala Yousafzai
Spits on Murtad at Tehrik-i-Taliban
If there is any indications that the Taliban have the will of Allah way wrong, its this.
The father of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist who survived being shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban, has spoken for the first time about his daughter's "miraculous" recovery.Malala is recovering nicely and according to reports she is speaking and showing no signs of permanent brain damage.
Ziauddin Yousafzai and his wife were on their way to Birmingham on Thursday, 10 days after 15-year-old Malala was flown to the city's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for expert care.
Stick that in your Hooka and smoke it Ehsannullah Ehsan! No aspiring terrorist Kalif want to be has a monopoly on the will of God.
October 05, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Abu Hamza's Extradition Appeal Fails
Five suspected terrorists including Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the US, ending a long legal battle, UK High Court judges have decided.A reaful and heartfelt goodbye to Hamza from UK
The court ruled Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz did not show "new and compelling" reasons to stay in the UK.
Their appeal came after the European Court of Human Rights backed successive UK courts in ruling for extradition.
Judges said their extradition "may proceed immediately".
Thanks to Whoecaresanymore.
And of course....
October 04, 2012
American to Spend Life in Iraqi Prison
An Iraqi court has sentenced an American citizen to life in prison on charges of assisting al Qaeda and financing terrorist activities in Iraq, according to a government statement.
The Interior Ministry said Omar Rashad Khalil, 53, was recruited by al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005. Khalil, an architectural engineer, is of Palestinian descent and entered Iraq in 2001, the ministry statement said.
The ministry released excerpts from a confession it said Khalil made in which he admitted to receiving money from a Syrian man in the United Arab Emirates to pay for terror attacks.
Also known as Abu Mohammed, Khalil was sentenced by Baghdad's central criminal court on Wednesday. Iraqi government officials could not immediately be reached for more details Thursday.
A spokesman for the US Embassy in Baghdad, Frank J. Finver, said embassy officials were aware of the reports and were checking them. He declined immediate comment.
August 10, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Naser Jason Abdo Gets Double Life +60 Years
Islamic terrorist Jason Abdo will be spending a long long long time in Federal Pound Jason in the Ass Prison.
federal judge this morning sentenced Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo to two consecutive life sentences, plus 60 years in prison for plotting to bomb and shoot Fort Hood soldiers in 2011.Yeah? Well I guess Allah will have to wait 60 years past your second death.
Abdo, who represented himself at the sentencing hearing after dismissing his court-appointed lawyers last month, told U.S. District Judge Walter Smith that he remains committed to “jihad,” an Arabic word meaning struggle, that in some Islamic contexts can mean holy war.
“I don’t ask the court for mercy because Allah is the one who gives me mercy,” Adbo said, referring to God in Arabic. He said he was motivated by what he called crimes committed by the U.S. and the U.S. military against Muslims.
“I have continued to answer the call of jihad and will continue to the day I am called to account for my deeds,” he continued
Conscientious objector charged, accused of child porn.
Cornhole Watch: Waco: Domestic Terrorist Pfc. Nasser Abdo Found Guilty in Ft Hood Bomb Plot.
Naser Abdo, Soldier Accused In Bomb Plot, Attacks Officers In Courthouse Elevator.
Nasser Abdo & the Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW)
Naser Abdo's Father Was Deported To Jordan For Solicitation Of A Minor (Updated-Criminal History Of Both Parents).
Naser Abdo: I Planned to Execute my Commanding Officer at Ft. Campbell, Too.
Failed Ft Hood Plot: Abdo's Defense Atty Wants Charges Dropped.
Why Did The Military Investigators Search Abdo's Military Computer Files?
Naser Abdo's Taqiyya: Yells Out Nidal Hasan's Name in Court.
Breaking: U.S. Soldier Arrested Over Concerns of Possible Second Attack On Fort Hood (Bumped/Updated)(Rebumped)
Good News: At Least a Dozen Islamic Extremists in US Military.
July 17, 2012
Abu Yahya al Libi aka Al Hussein Mohammad Abu Baker Qayed Funeral Pics
Are here. Including pics of al-Libi's son.... Osama.... uh, yeah.
June 25, 2012
Freedom to Blog is Strong in Aaron Walker (Updated)
Aaron can now speak and blog about Brett Kimberlin (note: temporary) thanks to the lawyers who stood up against anti First Amendment "Team Kimberlin"
and let's not forget it is not justice until #BrettKimberlin is convicted for trying to frame me for a crime--TWICE now.— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012
BTW, the retired Maryland judge who slapped the unconstitutional part of the peace order on Aaron should stay retired. Just sayin..
May the force continue be strong with Aaron Walker.
Update: Stacy McCain has more background on this.
UPDATE: Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. presided over today’s hearing, with attorney Reginald W. Bours III representing Walker, who did not attend the hearing at Judicial Center in Rockville. In a brief telephone interview, Walker said that Kimberlin filed a counter-motion that did not address the First Amendment legal issues at stake, but rather “made a bunch of new accusations” against Walker.Also, Aaron will file a report on this hearing at his blog Allergic2Bull
UPDATE II: It is important to note that Judge Rupp’s ruling only temporarily permits Walker to speak and write about Kimberlin, pending a July 5 hearing in Maryland state appeals court. Walker is appealing a May 29 ruling by Montgomery County District Court Judge C.J. Vaughey that granted a peace order sought by Kimberlin against Walker.
I imagine July 5th can't come soon enough for Aaron Walker(aka Worthing). The "new bunch of accusations" against Walker is par for the course for Kimberlin.
Patterico stated this on his post: Aaron Walker May Speak About Brett Kimberlin"P.S. There is a very interesting aspect of Kimberlin’s response that I will be blogging in full. You will definitely want to read that post. Trust me on this one."
Indeed, looking forward to his post.
Update II: Aaron has now posted on this and has some wise words to those following this saga.[must read] He also posted a Scrbd of the stay order.
May the force continue to be strong with Aaron Walker
Brett Kimberlin Lawfare Update: Major Pushback by Aaron Walker
Video: Senator Mitch McConnel on growing threats to our First Amendment rights
Conservative Bloggers Taking Precautions Over SWAT-ting Attacks
Hitler Learns Aaron Worthing(Walker) Case Has Been Dismissed
Should nonprofits linked to Anonymous and harassment stay tax-exempt?
Seriously Good News! Brett Kimberlin's Criminal charges against Aaron Walker dropped
but gag order remains
Just a Link: The REAL Velvet Revolution
Flashback: Progressives Embrace Convicted Domestic Terrorist
Sen Mitch McConnell: 'David Axelrod stated....he wants to amend the First Amendment
Dailykos Calls SWATting Nice Little Knock on the Door
PICKET: Rep Sandy Adams(R-FL24) leads 85 member effort demanding SWAT-ting investigation from DOJ
Flashback Indianapolis Star: Bizarre Plots Planned by the Speedway Bomber
Rep Kenny Marchant(R-TX24): Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack
Malkin: Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog? (Updated- Erick Erickson on CNN & SWATting Calls)
ACLJ Steps up to defend bloggers over Kimberlin coverage
Patterico: Audio & Transcripts From the Hearing Where Aaron Walker Was Arrested for Blogging About a Public Figure (Updated)
I Fought the Ma #BrettKimberlin
Brett Kimberlin Top Ten Domestic Terrorist Of All Time?
My[Zombie Omar Hammami] Contribution to the Brett Kimberlin Blogburst
Walker Freed, Was Arrested for BLOGGING
Blogger Arrested for ... Blogging? UPDATED -- Another UPDATE: Arrested for Assault? Another UPDATE: IBD at Hearing "1st Amendment Muzzled"...by a Google Alert?
Senator Chambliss Demands Inquiring Into SWAT-ting Attacks Against Conservative Bloggers
Won't Back Down: National Bloggers Club Announces Aaron Walker Appeal
Patterico: Audio & Transcripts From the Hearing Where Aaron Walker Was Arrested for Blogging About a Public Figure (Updated)
The Profoundly Dishonest Brett Kimberlin?
Court Audio from Kimberlin vs Walker - Peace Order - May 19, 2012
SWATting Finally Gets TV Coverage
SWATting a CNN Contributor, Who's Next Beotches?
Charles Johnson Worries About His Connections to Brett Kimberlin
Brett Kimberlin's "Non-Political" Charity Tries to Intimidate Its Critics
Glenn Beck Interviews Patterico & Aaron Walker Regarding #BrettKimberlin
Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism?
Who is Brett Kimberlin?
June 18, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed
Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, a resident in Sweden, went to Somalia in 2009 to learn bomb-making and detonation skills, the US Attorney's Office said.Hey Ibrahim...
He also contributed 3,000 euros ($3,769, £2,433) to the Islamist mlitants, court documents revealed.
Al-Shabab, which joined al-Qaeda earlier this year, is fighting a UN-backed government in Somalia.
The 38-year-old man could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and will be sentenced in November.
June 16, 2012
Another Happy Ending
Back in 2006 when Jawa Report was covering the Iraq war, Rusty and I began to notice the same man appearing in a lot of snuff films. I can remember a discussion we had about Abu Rami, specifically that he looked like an orangutan, was taller than the rest and especially got off on killing people. There really was a boogie man.
Hat Tip: JM Berger.
June 13, 2012
AQ in Yemen Droned
U.S. drone strikes targeted al Qaeda hideouts in southern Yemen on Wednesday, killing at least nine suspected militants, three senior security officials said.La ta di daaaa, la ta deeee dummmm.
No senior al Qaeda leaders died in the attack in the Shabwa province town of Azzan, the officials said. The strikes' targets included a home suspected of harboring militants, the officials said.
June 04, 2012
Two missiles are reported to have hit a suspected militant compound before dawn in Hesokhel, to the east of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan.
The frontier tribal region is considered a hub of activity by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
There have been eight US drone strikes in the past two weeks despite Pakistani demands for them to be stopped.
In the latest incident, the first missile struck the compound in Hesokhel before dawn, killing three militants, security officials said.
A second missile then killed 12 more militants who had arrived at the scene, they added.
The bodies of the suspected militants have not yet been identified, but there were unconfirmed reports that foreigners were among the dead.
Four Islamists guilty of Danish terror plot over Muhammad cartoons (Update)
Four men have been found guilty by a Danish court of planning a terrorist attack on the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen.[More details...see links below with asterisk..ed]Update: The four terrorists were only sentenced to 12 f'n years!
The court heard the men wanted to kill a large number of people in revenge for the paper's publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.
The four were all Muslims resident in Sweden. Police said they were arrested just hours before the foiled attack.
Munir Awad, Omar Abdallah Aboelazm and Munir Ben Mohamed Dhahri, a Tunisian citizen, were picked up by police on 29 December 2010 at a flat near Copenhagen.
Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti was arrested a day later after crossing into Sweden, then extradited back to Denmark.
The court sentenced each of the men to 12 years in prison for their part in the plot. The prosecution had asked for a 16-year penalty, citing the preparations the men had made and pointing out that they were just hours away from making their attack when they were stopped by police. The court decided that there was not a compelling reason to give the four a harsher penalty than had been doled out in previous terrorism cases.Harsh my arse!
Related, a little "background" on three of them:
Thuggish drug-addled wife-beating rapists (you know, Mujahideen) (also bumped)
Munir Awad: In addition to his less-than-excellent adventures in Somalia and Pakistan, Awad - along with his brother - was convicted of assaulting a hotel security guard in 2003. Compared to his co-conspirators he's a saint.More:
Mounir Dhahri: A retired cocaine addict with a history of assault and domestic violence. He has previously injured both a girlfriend and a wife, and was convicted in 2004 of threatening to kill two employees of a Seven Eleven when they refused to allow him to "borrow" a phone. Also in 2004 Dhahri threw his then-girlfriend into a wall and strangled her, and then intimidated her to prevent her from testifying in court. He was convicted of assaulting his wife in 2000.
Omar Abdalla Aboelazm: This fine young man - born and raised in Sweden - successfully pled "insanity" after raping or otherwise sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and three 15-year-old girls. An assessment that he required psychiatric care and that he would likely remain a menace to society in the future evidently did not preclude his involvement in the terrorist plot (arguably it made him a valuable member of the team, assuming they could get him to Copenhagen without incident).
*Details of plot emerge in terror trial
*Recordings played in terrorism trial include defendants saying things such as: "Anyone in front of you, they die"
Irhaby 911, Sahbi Zalouti[IH forum]
Munir Awad's luck might just have run out
May 24, 2012
Imperial Good News: Taliban Shadow Governor for Nuristan Province Dead
Coalition and Afghan special operations forces killed the Taliban's deputy shadow governor for Nuristan province in an airstrike today. The deputy shadow governor was killed just one week after ISAF captured a liaison to the Peshawar Shura who also served as a facilitator for the Taliban's shadow governor in Nuristan.If you were wondering just what he looks like.
The International Security Assistance Force confirmed that Jamil ur Rahman and another "insurgent" were killed in a "precision airstrike" today in the Waygal district in Nuristan.
ISAF described Jamil as "a senior insurgent leader in Nuristan province" who "provided leadership and support to insurgent forces throughout Nuristan and Kunar and coordinated insurgent activities across eastern Afghanistan."
Mohammad Tamim Nuristani, the governor of Nuristan, confirmed the death of "Sheikh Jamil" and described him as the deputy shadow governor for Nuristan. Abdul Hakim, a "militant commander," was also killed in the airstrike in the village of Amshosh, according to Pajhwok Afghan News.
He is the guy leading prayer in this Jihadtube video that was uploaded April 12th.
May 20, 2012
Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi
TRIPOLI, Libya -- The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday.
"He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time.
May 14, 2012
Double Your Pleasure
It was a wonderfully productive weekend.
On Saturday Superdrone took out 11 AQAP.
Two missile strikes by U.S. drones killed at least 11 suspected al-Qaida members in Yemen Saturday, security officials said.
Oh but if that doesn't brighten your Monday quite enough.
Government troops in southern Yemen on Sunday attacked al Qaeda hideouts, killing two dozen suspected militants in the latest push to clear the area of the terror organization, local security officials said.Awesome!
I can't wait to read about this in the next issue of Inspire. If there is a next issue of Inspire that is.
Everyone feeling Inspired?
May 10, 2012
Superdrone Hands Ansar al-Sunnah Leaders Their Ass
A U.S. drone strike killed eight militants in southern Yemen on Thursday morning, the latest hit in an intensified U.S. air camaign against al Qaeda and its affiliates in the area, security officials said.Given the history of Ansar al Sunnah (rebranded Ansar al-Sharia) in Iraq I'm especially thrilled to see this.
The attack targeted a convoy carrying senior leaders of the Ansar al-Sharia militant network, an offshoot of al Qaeda, in the Jaar district of Abyan province. The drone strike was followed by a string of air strikes by Yemen's air force, three security officials said.
May 02, 2012
al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula Uploads Inspire 8 and 9
Airstrike Kills 15 in Yemen
Coincidence? I think Not
An airstrike Wednesday killed 15 al-Qaida-linked militants in their training camp in the country's south, Yemeni military officials said. The airstrike resembled earlier US drone attacks, but the US did not comment.Related? Yes I think so.
The officials said the air attack targeted the militants' camp north of the town of Jaar in the southern province of Abyan. It coincided with a Yemeni government offensive against the militants.
April 23, 2012
Imperial Good News: Allah Takes Out Online Jihadist!
A Saudi hacker who targeted Jewish and Israeli websites passed away from an asthma attack at the young age of 28, the UAE's Al-Bayan reported Saturday.Asthma huh? Terrible just terrible.
Dedicating himself to the "defense of Islam and the Prophet," the hacker had struck well-protected sites such as Kaspersky and Microsoft, in addition to numerous Jewish sites, banks and major companies, according to the report.
Going by the code name "Cyber Terrorist," the hacker also attacked a site belonging to the Danish cartoonists who drew cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
I'm pretty sure this is the same person mentioned here at Internet Haganah.
A few days ago, a user on Shamikh informed us of the death of a "top level" hacker, "Compelling the Jews":
His heart just wasn't in it.
April 12, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Domestic Terrorist Tarek Mehanna Gets 17.5 Years
It looks like Jihadi Princess will be waiting a long long time for her dream date with Tarek Mehanna. He'll be dating a large black man named Bubba who refers to him as biyatch in the mean time.
Boston Herald: Convicted al-Qaeda sympathizer Tarek Mehanna this morning was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 17 1/2 years in prison for conspiring with terrorists in a failed plot to murder U.S. soldiers in Iraq. A crowd of ardent supporters in the courtroom gave him a standing ovation after he was given the 210-month sentence.Mehanna once referred to Osama bin-Laden as his "real father". Well who's your daddy now? Oh yeah, Bubba.
Imperial Good News: Terrorist Blogger Tarek Mehanna Found Guilty ...
Boston Terror Trial Update: Mehanna Viewed Osama bin Laden as "Real Father"
Tarek Mehanna's Mouthpiece to Whine Free Speech And Request Dismissal of Material Support of al-Qaeda Charge.
Boston Blogger "Sought Terror Training".
Internet Jihadi Charged With Aiding al Qaeda.
If we didn’t know he was your son, we would say he was a member of Al Qaeda.
Arrested Blogger Identified: Tarek Mehanna.
More About Tarek Mehanna's Online Jihad.
#OccupyBoston Hosts Supporters of Accused Terrorist Supporter and Online Jihadi Tarek Mehanna.
Feds Offered Mehanna Chance to Flip Prior to Arrest.
Dumb: Working for al Qaeda in Boston. Dumber: Working for AQ in Boston Knowing You're Being Watched.
Boston Blogger Assisted al Qaeda in Iraq.
NY Jihadi Jose Pimentel, aka Mujahidfisabillilah, Busted
Would be New York Bomber Radicalized Online.
March 22, 2012
GIMF Loser Gets Five Years
One of he members of the group known as the Global Islamic Media Front was sentenced today to five years in German prison. Global Islamic Media Front is a group dedicated to translating and distributing al-Qaeda propaganda into many languages. The German branch was especially active.
A German court on Thursday convicted a suspected al-Qaida supporter to five years in prison for promoting the international terrorist organization over the Internet. The higher regional court in Koblenz found Hussam S. guilty on 44 counts of publishing online propaganda for foreign terrorist groups like al-Qaida.
The man, born in Syria, had lived in Germany since 1990. Most recently, he was registered as a university student, but he has been in police custody since July 2010. Germany's Federal Prosecutor had called for a sentence of five and a half years.
According to the charges against Hussam S., he was one of the main people responsible for "jihadist propaganda on the Internet in the German language." Prosecutors noted, in particular, that he is believed to have posted video of an American being decapitated by al-Qaida on the web.
March 17, 2012
Ansar al-Sunnah Leader Arrested Crossing Into Syria
FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested the head of Ansar al-Sunna, a Sunni insurgent group said to be linked to Al-Qaeda, the counter-terrorism chief for Anbar province said.More on al-Qaeda and related groups recent activity in Libya and Syria here at Frontline"
"Iraqi forces today arrested the leader of Ansar al-Sunna, Walid Khaled Ali, as he tried to illegally infiltrate into Iraqi territory from Syria," Brigadier General Khaled al-Dulaimi told AFP.
He "tried to cross on foot near Al-Walid border post" into Anbar province in western Iraq, Dulaimi said.
...Ansar al-Sunna is an ultra-conservative Sunni Salafist group that has claimed several attacks against US and Iraqi security forces.
The news comes just a week after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to Congress that Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) is extending its reach into Syria and may have been behind high-profile suicide attacks on state facilities in Damascus in December and in Aleppo earlier this month.As they say, read the rest.
FRONTLINE turned to Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism expert at the New America Foundation, to understand more about AQI’s ties to Syria and the likelihood that it is behind the recent attacks.“In Libya, Egypt and Tunisia, Al Qaeda didn’t have a lot of game on the ground. They didn’t have major networks where they could exploit their own authority and influence in those rebellions. In Syria they do have those networks.”
Hat Tip: Azmat.
Update: More bad Karma for Syria.
Three people were killed in a car bomb blast in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Sunday, opposition activists said.
At least 25 others were wounded in the explosion, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Syrian state television described the blast as a "terrorist explosion" that occurred between two residential buildings. Opposition activists said the bomb detonated near the city's political security branch.
The blast occurred a day after a series of explosions in Damascus that killed dozens.
A Syrian rebel leader vehemently refuted the government's claim that so-called "terrorists" -- not the regime itself -- were behind the Damascus attacks.
March 06, 2012
Classic: Arrested Anonymous Member Previously Arrested for Hacking Protest Warrior
I love the smell of arrested hippie in the morning:
[Jeremy] Hammond [aka Anarchaos] was arrested on access device fraud and hacking charges and is believed to have been the main person behind the devastating December hack on Stratfor, a private company that provides geopolitical analysis to governments and others. Millions of emails were stolen and then published on Wikileaks; credit card numbers and other confidential information were also stolen, law enforcement sources told FoxNews.com.And just who is Jeremy Hammond? The guy now charges with the Stratfor hack also hacked the pro-Iraq war patriots of Protest Warrior. From Wikipedia:
The sources said Hammond will be charged in a separate indictment, and they described him as a member of Anonymous.
He was eventually arrested and charged with felony-level offenses relating to computer hacking and credit card fraud, arising from the 2004 intrusion into the website belonging to the group Protest Warrior. Hammond took a list of approximately 5000 credit card numbers, and had these numbers in his possession for a number of months...Apparently he didn't learn his lesson the last time. Let's hope he serves some hard time this go around, and that he has an appropriately large cell mate.
Hammond was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 3 years' probation during which he may not participate in HackThisSite.org or anarchist activities.
February 29, 2012
al-Qaeda Leader Saif al-Adel Arrested in Egypt (updated/bumped)
Al-Adel is thought to be affiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), and is believed to be a high-ranking member of the Al-Qaeda organization.He was named the effective leader of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin-Laden. Like Zawahiri he came to al-Qaeda in its merger with Egyptian Islamic Jihad.
It will be interesting to see how Egypt's new government handles the capture of al-Adel.
Update: False alarm?
Man arrested in #Cairo ex-Islamist militant, not #Qaeda leader: security source #AlArabiyaSure it wasn't......
Security and airport officials say Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival from Pakistan and was taken for questioning.Apparently its the right guy, US officials are playing along with the snow job according to the AP feed.
Speaking to reporters at the airport, Makkawi said he was not the senior al-Qaeda leader known as Saif al-Adel and that he had had nothing to do with the terror group since 1989.
The US has listed the name Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi as the real name of Saif al-Adel, a pseudonym that means “sword of justice.” But former militants who know both men have previously said they are two different people and the US identification is incorrect.
Makkawi told reporters at the airport that he had returned to Egypt to clear his name.This isn't the Mohamed Ibrahim Makkawi we're looking for. Move along. Move along.
“I decided to return to Egypt to live in peace, without making any deal with the Egyptian authorities and to confirm my innocence of all charges directed against me,” he said, after arriving from Pakistan via the United Arab Emirates.
He said he had been wrongly identified as Saif al-Adel because his name had been used as an alias, but said he had severed any links to the group in 1989, shortly after the organization was set up and several years before it declared its drive against the West and those it deemed foes of Islam.
“I did not carry out any operation against any installation or individual,” said Makkawi, a former army officer in Egypt’s special forces.
He said he knew former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, then a top official in the group and now its leader, but said relations went no deeper than that.
Update: Well now, that sort of explains this.
Egypt is to lift a travel ban barring seven US pro-democracy organisation workers from leaving the country, judicial officials in Cairo have said.
February 21, 2012
Maybe he should have tried America? I mean curing the crabs is one thing....
Hat Tip: David Burge.
February 17, 2012
Indicted American Terrorist Killed in Airstrike in Pakistan Say Friends
Jude Keenan Mohammad was part of the gang that plotted to attack the Marine base at Quantico, VA. Yeah, I know, no one ever claimed they were smart terrorists.
But unlike seven of the others indicted in the plot, Muhammad was out of the country when they were arrested (an 8th man is in custody in Kosovo). He had gone to Pakistan to join the jihadis.
Now his friends say he's dead, killed in an airstrike. His widow in Pakistan let his friends and family know what had happened.
But one tidbit from this story should serve as a lesson to those interested in countering-terror: When Keenan wasn't calling his friends back in the US he was communicating through Facebook from Pakistan:
Jude Kenan Mohammad, 22, is accused of being part of a terrorist cell based in Johnston County, along with eight other men. Authorities say they plotted a series of attacks overseas and secured weapons and trained in North Carolina. Mohammad is the only one who hasn’t been captured....So, if he continued to have contact to his friends and family after he was indicted, then that means we knew where he was. And if that's the case, then why didn't the Pakistanis pick him up?
A Facebook page under his alias, “Jawad Khan Afridi,” shows what may be pictures from Pakistan in 2008. His friend, Farhan Mohammed of Los Angeles, says he heard from Jude Mohammad several times over the past few years, most recently a year ago....
Farhan Mohammed says he heard in November that his friend was killed in a drone strike. Jude Mohammad’s pregnant wife was hysterical about her husband's death and called her mother-in-law in the Triangle to break the news, according to Sabra. The U.S. government hasn't confirmed Mohammad’s death, but the people who knew him in North Carolina say it's probably true.
“No one has heard from him since then,” Sabra said, adding that the last time Mohammad contacted a friend was around September.
Below is a pretty good video expose by a N.C. TV station.
February 16, 2012
Crispy Crotch Get's Life
Farouk Abdulmutallab and his burnt little wiener will spend the rest of their lives in Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison.
A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for Al Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009.I'm sure Stable Hand will be pleased. I used her pet name for Abdulmutallab in her honor.
The mandatory punishment for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the well-educated son of a wealthy banker, was never in doubt after he surprised the courtroom and pleaded guilty to all charges on the second day of trial last fall.
Abdulmutallab sat with his hands folded under his chin, leaning back in his chair as the sentence was announced.
Pandemonium in Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Pants
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Upset Over Osama During Jury Selection
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab' Visa Revoked
Domestic Terror: Farouk Abdulmatallab (aka Crispy Crotch) Wants Trial Outside Of Michigan
Underwear Bomber Trial Begins
Video: Underwear Bomber Pretty Much as Retarded as We all Thought he Was
February 10, 2012
Life in Prison for Muslim Who Murdered Two US Airmen in Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany — An Islamic extremist who killed two U.S. airmen bound for Afghanistan at Frankfurt airport last year and injured two others was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on Friday.Lets not forget that a large motivating factor for Arid Uka was his interactions with Jihadis on the internet. Oh and Brian De-Palma's fold Redacted.
The state court in Frankfurt convicted 22-year-old Arid Uka of two counts of murder. It also found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and serious bodily harm for wounding two other servicemen and taking aim at a third before his 9 mm pistol jammed.
Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, killed Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, from South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, from Virginia in the March 2 attack on the Afghanistan-bound servicemen as they were boarding a bus at the airport.
Judge Thomas Sagebiel ruled that Uka bears “particularly severe guilt,” citing the nature of his ambush on the soldiers, the fact he shot unarmed people from behind and the severity of the injuries he inflicted.
That means he won’t immediately be eligible for parole after 15 years as is usual in Germany.
Prosecutors said Uka was an example of a lone-wolf extremist who became radicalized on his own by reading and watching jihadist propaganda on the Internet. During the trial, they introduced as evidence dozens of files containing songs and written material pulled from his cell phone, music player and computer.
Uka, who worked as a temporary mail sorter at the airport, testified that he wanted to stop U.S. service personnel from going to Afghanistan after viewing a video on Facebook that purported to show American soldiers raping a teenage Muslim girl. It turned out to be a scene from the 2007 Brian De Palma anti-war film “Redacted,” taken out of context.
February 09, 2012
Superdrone Wins Again
A senior militant, believed to be the head of al-Qaeda in Pakistan, was killed in a US drone strike early on Thursday morning, according to security officials.
Badar Mansoor had been a link man between militant groups, running a training camp and sending volunteers to fight across the border in Afghanistan.
Intelligence officials said two missiles were fired at a house in Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, killing as many as five militants.
Identifying figures killed in drone strikes is notoriously difficult and can take several weeks. However, a senior Pakistani official told the AFP news agency that Mansoor was among the dead.
"He died in the missile attacks overnight in Miranshah. His death is a major blow to al-Qaeda's abilities to strike in Pakistan," he said.
February 08, 2012
Eunice Abdullah Pleads Guilty
It couldn't happen to a nicer keyboard koranimal.
Jesse Morton, a convert to Islam also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, plans to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, his lawyer told Politico. He will plead guilty to conspiracy, communicating threats, and internet stalking, Politico reported. Each felony carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.Hey Eunice, heed Lawrence's advice...
Update by Howie!
Its almost kind of sad that all the really fun Jihadis are, you know, deflowered.
February 07, 2012
Bad News; Some Muj in Palestine are Mixing Chemicals
Good News; They Really Suck at it.
The Muj say there was an accident and some of their "chemical experts" were badly hurt. Of course they blame the flash fire on .......
With the praise and success of Allah some of your brothers from the lions of Masadat Al-Mujahidin were able in the dawn of Tuesday 8 Rabi' Al-Awwal 1433 A.H. corresponding 31 January 2012 from igniting fire in a building on our occupied city of Jacob's Well during a meeting of some of the chemical experts of the enemy.
And this operation was successful and delivered our message to them, some of the experts and others were injured, and all of them were occupying to our land and their jihad is legitimate but rather it’s is an obligation on us, and the enemy realized that there is no occupied location either it was inhabited by civilians or military is immune or in isolation from our attacks, and that is a normal matter that we do and will do as beginners and not only in that state of defense or respond in kind.
This blessed raid comes within the series of raids that we declared and began previously and that will demolish Insha’Allah the edifices of the hateful Zionist occupation, until the Jews return from where they came since they have no place among us.
So may Allah bless the soldiers of the Rahman and lions of the Tawhid, may Allah guide their aiming and steadfast their feet and accept from them their jihad and good deeds, since they have rejoiced the friend and infuriated the foe.
And we say to the Jews and their agents that is a disgrace for you in this Dunya, and you in the hereafter have a great punishment, so have tidings with what you hate we have more for you, so do what you want, your deceit won’t benefit you and your schemes won’t benefit you, Allah is our Lord and there is no lord for you, either we live under the rule of Allah or we be under the shade of Allah.
والله أكبر الله أكبر .. ولله العزة ولرسوله وللمجاهدين.
وَاللّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
Masadat Al-Mujahidin in Palestine
Tuesday 8 Rabi' Al-Awwal 1433 A.H.
corresponding 31 January 2012
source: Al-Riyah Media
Allahu put out that cigarette Achmed Ackbar!
February 06, 2012
Unexpected News of the Day
You know what Israel's security depends on? That if it just maintains a good defense and little patience its enemies will state their objective of wiping out Israel but before they can actually do anything of the sort they become bored and start offing themselves. *No Khinspiracy required.
Oh well I'm sure they'll get blamed anyway but by then Egypt will be such a disorganized hellhole they won't be able to raise anything but a big stink in their own yard.
If Obama had supported the revolution in Iran they too would have taken themselves out of the equation by now as well.