June 04, 2017

One of London Attackers Radicalized on Jihadtube

This man, was turned in by Muslims twice previously. Nothing was done.

The friend told the BBC’s Asian Network that the terrorist had been radicalised watching videos of the infamous American hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril.

He said: “We spoke about a particular attack that happened and like most radicals he had a justification for anything and everything and that day I 
realised I needed to contact the authorities.”

He added: “He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and its very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalised.”

However, he said he was not arrested and was allowed to keep his passport. “I did my bit, I know a lot of other people did their bit, but the authorities did not do their bit,” the friend said.

We've all been doing our bit haven't we. We the People are not failing. We are giving our asses, nothing is done.

A simple search for Musa Jabril on Youtube at this moment returns 49,600 results.


More on Ahmad Musa Jibril here at the Counter Extremism Project.

In April 2014, ICSR researchers found that 60 percent of foreign fighters in Syria followed Jibril on Twitter.* Jibril’s followers have primarily joined al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, but some have joined ISIS as well.* Jibril has been in direct contact with several foreign fighters and families of deceased fighters.* Jibril “bridges the gap” for Westerners who may not understand Arabic, according to Shiraz Maher, one of the study’s co-authors.* Jibril “provides the political and theological justification” and “comfort” to jihadists, according to ICSR director Peter Neumann.*

Jibril’s Twitter account, @ahmadmusajibril, has more than more than 33,000 followers. His Facebook page, under the name Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril, has more than 240,000 likes, although he has not updated it since July 2014. His YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/AhmadMusaJibril, has more than 9,500 subscribers. Jibril also maintains a blog at https://ahmadjibrilblog.wordpress.com/. Jibril previously ran a now defunct Islamist website, AlSalafyoon.com, which included “fanatically anti-American sermons by militant Islamic clerics,” according to U.S. authorities.* A group of Jibril’s followers created the website www.ahmadjibril.com/, which hosts lectures and articles by Jibril and his students.

By Howie at 06:20 PM | Comments |

August 30, 2016

Islamic State of Losing: This Jawa Dance Party Dedicated In Loving Memory of Abu Muhammad Adnani

Now is the time at Jawa when we dance!

Mashallah baby!

By Howie at 08:23 PM | Comments |

August 03, 2016

Revolution Muslim Fails Again Or Did They?

And old friend of Zack Chesser has been arrested, one would think that he was also friends with some other members of Revolution Muslim, the gift that just keeps on giving.

Dept of Justice Press Release

Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested today on charges of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Young is employed by the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) as a law enforcement officer.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement. Young’s initial appearance is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan of the Eastern District of Virginia.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Young has been employed as an MTPD officer since 2003. Law enforcement first interviewed Young in September 2010 in connection with his acquaintance, Zachary Chesser, who had been arrested and subsequently pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Over the next several years, Young allegedly had numerous interactions with undercover law enforcement personnel and an FBI confidential human source (CHS) regarding his knowledge of and interest in terrorism-related activity. Many of these interactions were recorded. Law enforcement also interviewed Young’s family and co-workers. In 2011, Young met with an undercover law enforcement officer, and several of these meetings included another of Young’s acquaintances, Amine El Khalifi, who later pleaded guilty to charges relating to his plan to conduct a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol Building in 2012.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, in 2011, Young traveled to Libya once and attempted to travel there a second time. Young told FBI agents that he had been with rebels attempting to overthrow the Muammar Qaddafi regime. Baggage searches revealed that Young traveled with body armor, a kevlar helmet and several other military-style items, according to the allegations.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on about 20 separate occasions in 2014, Young met with the CHS, who posed as a U.S. military reservist of Middle Eastern descent who wanted to travel overseas to join ISIL. During these conversations, Young allegedly advised the CHS on how to evade law enforcement detection by utilizing specific travel methods and advised the CHS to watch out for informants and not discuss his plans with others.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, also in 2014, the CHS led Young to believe that he had successfully left the United States and joined ISIL. In reality, the CHS had no further contact with Young. All further communications between Young and the CHS’s email account were actually communications between Young and FBI undercover personnel posing as the CHS. In June 2015, Young emailed the CHS asking for advice from the CHS’s commanders on how to send money to ISIL. Young said, “[u]nfortunately I have enough flags on my name that I can’t even buy a plane ticket without little alerts ending up in someone’s hands, so I imagine banking transactions are automatically monitored and will flag depending on what is going on.”

In December 2015, the FBI interviewed Young, ostensibly in connection with an investigation into the whereabouts of the CHS, according to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint. Young allegedly said that the CHS had left the United States to go on a vacation tour in Turkey approximately one year ago. In addition, according to the allegations in the complaint, Young said that he knew of no one in the United States or overseas who helped the CHS cross the Turkish border into Syria.

On July 18, 2016, Young allegedly communicated with a person who he believed to be the CHS regarding purchasing gift cards for mobile-messaging accounts that ISIL purportedly uses in recruiting others to join the terrorist organization. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on July 28, 2016, Young sent 22 gift card codes to the FBI undercover officer posing as the CHS with a message that stated: “Respond to verify receipt . . . may not answer depending on when as this device will be destroyed after all are sent to prevent the data being possibly seen on this end in the case of something unfortunate.” The codes were ultimately redeemed by the FBI for $245, according to court documents.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

If convicted, Young faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The MTPD initiated this investigation and continues to work collaboratively with the FBI Washington Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gordon D. Kromberg and John T. Gibbs of the Eastern District of Virginia and Trial Attorney David P. Cora of the National Security Division.

Download complaint(pdf).

By Howie at 10:47 AM | Comments |

July 17, 2015

Jawa Report Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny That Samir Khan is Still Dead Jim!

Firedog Lake is sad.

Judge: CIA, Pentagon May Still Neither Confirm Nor Deny Records Exist on US Citizens Killed by ...
Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were killed in a drone strike in Yemen on September 30, 2011. Weeks later, Abdulrahman was killed in a drone ..

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

May this Kaafir rot in this world and be tortured forever in the Hereafter.

You first Sammy!


Samir needed killing. Inshallahshaheed u know.

Sammy are you OK?

Allah, he was willing.

By Howie at 09:24 PM | Comments |

January 15, 2015

FOIA Samir Khan Was A Moron


Piedmont Community College officials wanted to expel Khan either based on his "academic deficiencies" or on the "threat to security" they believed he posed to the campus.
Also there were hints of the Paris attack in Inspire 13. One showing a bomb next to a French passport and also this.

By Howie at 01:22 PM | Comments |

December 03, 2014

Ishallahshaheed's Last Note to Mommy

The blessed release of the very last words of Samir Khan.


Cry baby cry, make your mother sigh.

I still remember those nights when I first arrived in Yemen. I was weeping profusely because I literally had left everything and was embarking upon a new chapter in my life, in hopes that my past sins would be erased
Samir sins remain it was he who was erased ;-)

And one last note to mommy.

Please excuse me, O love of my life.
You have always been a mother of mercy.
Forgive me for the errors of my days,
And pardon me for that phase.
I know that I have wounded your heart,
Since I frequently experience the same dart.
But Paradise is calling me to conquer my fears
Thus I flew across the sea leaving you in tears…
Please excuse me, and don’t say
That I separated myself from you to play.
How is it that I separated my soul
From the one who kept me from the cold?
How is it that I make you cry,
When you are the one most precious to my soul and eye?
You are more precious than the day which my heart loves
As the thought of you gathers the most beautiful doves.
If you knew all the facts
You would certainly relax.
So lend me your compassion,
As I explain myself in succinct words of expression.
Mother, the Muslim’s humiliation is called peace,
And the heedless Rulers have put the Ummah up for a lease.
Mother, the Regimes of Sabotage have gathered on our land,
Sinking our Ummah›s nobility to that of sand.
Mother, Palestine is the little child under the rubble,
And her grieving mother can only be heard in a bubble.
Mother, I can’t let this humiliation continue,
Allowing the disbelievers to rape our Nation in the holiest of venues.
The enemy will shout, yell and scream
But I will continue to let my heart beam
For I have put my worries behind my nation›s,
Preparing myself to leave all of life's stations,
Even if it means that I fight and die,
Without saying goodbye.
Mother I want to be above all of the strife,
So please excuse me, O love of my life.
LOL! What a vag.


By Howie at 11:16 AM | Comments |

November 25, 2014

Coming Soon: The Blessed Release of The Biography of Samir Khan

So apparently the next issue of Inspire will be about the life and times of Samir Kahn.


I can give you a short rundown.

Samir Khan blogs from mommy's basement.

Jawas utterly destroy Samir's blog.

Sammy gets all pissed and goes off to Yemen. While in Yemen Samir uploads an issue of Inspire from a friend's house. Shortly afterward a drone strikes said friend's house.

So Samir called in an airstrike on himself!

What an effing retard he was.

By Howie at 10:58 AM | Comments |

November 05, 2014

Great Moments in Trolling

Remember back in the day when after Inshallahshaheed's hosts refused to take down Samir Kahn's blog claiming free speech?

The FBI has released another set of documents on Samir Khan, the Charlotte, North Carolina man who blogged about jihad, went on to edit Al-Qaeda's official magazine Inspire, and was killed in a 2011 CIA drone strike in Yemen along with the radical preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki.
Then someone opened a blog in opposition to Samir's on that same platform, in the name of free speech of course, that was so offensive that Jihadis in the ME DDOS's Samir's host costing Samir his blog and his hosts $8000.


click for larger

Good times.

Inshallahshaheed (Samir Khan) Banned from Image Shack/Internet

By Howie at 09:00 AM | Comments |

October 01, 2014

Zionist Whores' Hot Decadent Sexuality Interfering With Brothers' Ability to Concentrate on Their Deen

*LOL, best interview with a Muj ever.

At 1:15 Drink the spiritual milk from the divine mammary.

Jawa Report file image of divine mammaries

Hat Tip: Tarek.

*It may be satire but sometimes real life and satire aren't all the far apart.

By Howie at 03:41 PM | Comments |

September 23, 2014

The Blessed Release of The FBI Investigation of Samir Khan AKA Inshallahshaheed (Sticky)

It is my honor to post possibly the best post of my life, today.


Vice News:

In 2006, a high priority for the FBI was tracking the owner of a blog called Inshallahshaheed who frequently posted commentary in support of Muslim extremist groups and violent jihad.

The FBI feared that both the shifting tone of the blog entries and the dozens of videos the blogger posted to YouTube depicting terrorist operations indicated that he was planning an attack against the US, or intended to join up with militants in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight the US military.

Five years later, that blogger, Samir Khan, was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen alongside radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who the Obama administration had secretly targeted for death, setting off a fierce debate over executive power. Both men were affiliated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — and both men were US citizens.

Jawa Report gets a mention.
The New York Times story that the analyst mentions was the first news report written about Khan. It was published on October 15, 2007 and examined his online preachings in the context of how radical jihadists use the Internet to spread their message.

Jawa Report PWNs Samir Khan for Hotlinking.

The Washington, DC analyst recommended that the agent in Charlotte read a post contained on an anti-jihad blog called the Jawa Report:

You will find more information that is new it will all be laid out for you by [redacted]. Please read the comments section if you need to. I am in great hopes you will lock him up once and for all. He is a traitor. He gives aid and comfort to the stated enemies of our government. He is more than just a propagandist as far as I am concerned.
As I recall Samir Khan was first outed publicly by a Jawa report reader's link to Blogger profile he has used after he first reverted to Islam but before Samir became a seriously radicalized al-Qaeda supporter. After looking at the writings of that old blog (Human Liberation - an Islamic Renaissance) and the Ignored Puzzled Pieces of Knowledge Blog it became clear the author of both blogs was the same person. The old Blogger profile contained Samir Khan's real name and location and included a picture of Khan.

We closed the comments on that post, but by then the cat was out of the bag that the terrorist blogger known as Inshallahshaheed (A Martyr God Willing) was indeed Samir Khan.

See post: Inshallashshaheed Outted: North Carolina Jihadi in the News (UPDATED)

The FBI's eyebrows were raised when Samir wrote a post in favor of an al-Qaeda invasion of Manhattan. Now the post was a bit of a pipe dream, but i was clear where Samir Khan's loyalties lay and also posted on the sixth anniversary of 9/11.


See the original post here: Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan-- "Special Gift" for 9/11( copy of the post is on page 138 of the .pdf)

The reference to Wordpress was removed when Wordpress Suspended Samir's blog. One of many Jawa takedowns on Samir.

Vice News has posted a pdf. from the FBI and its investigation of Samir Khan here.(embedded below the fold)

Our celebration of the Droning of Samir Khan also contains many links to Jawa Report coverage Inspire founder Samir Khan and his online activities.

American Traitor Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen!

Also see our InshallahShaheed archive for related stories.

Here is a Google search for Jawa Report coverage of InshallahShaheed and for Samir Khan.

Jawa Mentions in the .pdf thanks to Jane.

Jawa hits on page 134

Ppage 138 is a photocopy of jawa, 17 pages of jawa, dated 9/12/2007
howie and rusty say this, howie and rusty say that...

also see jawa references on pages 168, 182, 203, 216, 308, 309 (which one of you most likely to use the phrase, "this little missive"?)

348- 353 interesting

And the last word goes to Dr. Rusty Shackleford.

Samir Khan: Still Gay, Still Dead
Rusty: Still Laughing

Update: Just for kicks, one of female Indonesian blogger Jihadi Princess' old comments on Samir Khan's blog. Jihadi Princess is well known and inspired Jihad Jane, to the point that some days I still get them mixed up.


Update II: Jihadi blogger and Atlanta teacher Al X (stewart) gets a mention too. I think he's one of the few core Revolution Muslim members to stay out of prison.

An FBI file from 2007 said agents identify the blogger, based on comments posted on his blog, as a "30 year old male, black-Muslim convert living in the Southern United States" who "identifies his occupation as 'Mujahid in training.'" The FBI was worried the unnamed blogger's "rhetoric, especially concerning conducting violent jihad in the United States, could encourage Samir Zafar Khan of his path of escalation to actually conduct a terrorist act in the United States."
Al X is also known as Black Lion.

Update III:

The New York Times story that the analyst mentions was the first news report written about Khan. It was published on October 15, 2007 and examined his online preachings in the context of how radical jihadists use the Internet to spread their message.
The "First news report written about Khan", Really? Really?

Jawa Report readers were told about Khan months earlier although he had not been named publicly. So the NY times was hardly the "first news report about Khan".

Dear Vice, Suck it.

Update IV: Friend of Jawa Report Abu Yahood gets a mention too.

From Washington Times

Samir Khan Vice News FBI Files

*Several of the stories I will link comments are still closed for obvious reasons.

By Howie at 11:59 PM | Comments |

September 05, 2014

Boston Blogger Becomes ISIS Media Head

American Thinker:

Yet another American is suspected of joining ISIS and using skills acquired in this country to advance the goal of a global caliphate. Ahmad Abousamra, a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a degree related to computer technology, is suspected of being the social media manager of ISIS and is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.
Ahmad Abousamra is a long time participant in the Cyber Jihad.

Jawa Report first ran his addition to the most wanted list in December of last year.

He is a long time associate of convicted terrorist Tarek Mehanna, who still maintains that he's, you know, totally innocent, convicted, he claims, of "thought crimes."



Thought crimes, as in when two US soldiers were dragged through the streets and burned in Iraq he called it..

nice juicy BBQ
I want ... more BBQ sauce videos
There is still an online campaign to free Mehanna.

Here are all the Jawa Report posts that reference Abousamra.

As well as Jawa Report's coverage of the arrest and conviction Tarek Mehanna

Imperial Good News: Terrorist Blogger Tarek Mehanna Found Guilty on All Counts
Arrested Blogger Identified: Tarek Mehanna.
Tarek Mehanna's Mouthpiece to Whine Free Speech And Request Dismissal of Material Support of al-Qaeda Charge.
#OccupyBoston Hosts Supporters of Accused Terrorist Supporter and Online Jihadi Tarek Mehanna.
Boston Blogger "Sought Terror Training".
Internet Jihadi Charged With Aiding al Qaeda
Muslim Blogger Arrested in Boston?
Arrested Blogger Identified: Tarek Mehanna
Blogger Terek Mehanna Arrested AGAIN!
More About Tarek Mehanna's Online Jihad
Boston Blogger Assisted al Qaeda in Iraq
Boston Area Imam Mentored Two Aspiring Terrorists
Just Another ‘Typical American Kid’ with Terror Aspirations
Witness In Terrorism Case Sentenced To Probation
Are There Any Domestic Terrorists NOT Tied to Islamic Networking website?
The New England Jihadis
NY Muslims: I Love Osama bin Laden & I'm Friends with Terrorists
How Sweet: Indicted Terrorist Writes Known NYC Terror Supporter a Love Letter
Feds Offered Mehanna Chance to Flip Prior to Arrest
Appeals Court Upholds al Qaeda Blogger's Conviction.

An example of the early work done by Ahmad Abousamra and Tarek Mehanna is here.


Another known associate is convicted terrorist Daniel Maldanado.

Maldonado pic.jpg

Both Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra cut their radical teeth so to speak under the guidance of Sharon Imam Muhammad Masood who was later deported to Pakistan for visa fraud.

Image credit Miss Kelly

With Masood starting in on Ahmad Abousamra as early as age 14.

I would just like to add this comment from Rusty:

The charge is yet another indication that internet jihadis are often dangerous and should be taken seriously.
The online Jihad is just not speech, its often times advocacy and material support for the most extreme and terrorist organizations on Earth. Terrorists who are at war against all of us. Tolerating it as just thought crimes leads to what we have now in Syria and Iraq. Its just as, if not more dangerous in the long run as the car bomb on the field of combat.

The Jihad must have recruits it must be promoted and that is where people like Daniel Maldanodo, Terek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra become not just a a bother, but a truly dangerous aspect of the Islamofascist war against all who would stand against an extreme sixth century caliphate like the one ISIS is creating in Iraq and Syria.

By Howie at 09:53 AM | Comments |

August 19, 2014

Ivan, Would You Like to Actually Meet Anwar al-Awlaki?

I'm sure if you make dua and join ISIS we can arrange a meeting for you.

By Howie at 10:29 AM | Comments |

Islamic State of Losers Issue Sternly Worded Letter to Freemasons

And to the Black of Washington which I assume is President Obama, ISIS are racists? Who knew.

I can't speak to the validity of the statement, other than its being passed around by various ISIS cheerleaders. ISIS cheerleaders recently passed around a faked Iranian phsyop Fatwa claiming ISIS called for genital mutilation of adult females. Some ISIS cheerleaders apparently agreed with it tho.



So there you have it folks ISIS didn't really get beaten and they are ready to die. And also, Juice! Crusaders! Romans! Whaaah!

Shut up kid!

Hat Tip: Some Jooo Hater.

Update: ISIS reference to Obama as a Black can also be translated as slave. Because among the other things ISIS is bringing back with its Kalifa is slavery.

That's right slavery.

By Howie at 07:50 AM | Comments |

November 15, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds al Qaeda Blogger's Conviction

Boston local Tarek Mehanna was dealt a blow Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld his conviction of aiding al Qaeda by providing translation to their media arm. Mehanna was well known on the forums and ran his own Iskandari blog.

The ACLU and various Islamist front groups like CAIR and MPAC said that by helping al Qaeda Mehanna was simply exercising his free speech rights. An argument completely and totally rejected by the appeals court:

The appellate court at times took a dismissive tone in addressing Mehanna's arguments to overturn his conviction. Some were cast aside as "meritless," while others were described as "convoluted theories" and "fishing in an empty stream." ...

The argument that Mehanna merely engaged in protected speech can only be accepted by "looking at the evidence through rose-colored glasses..." the court ruled. "His coconspirators testified that [Mehanna] persistently stated his belief that engaging in jihad was 'a duty upon a Muslim if he's capable of performing it,' and that this duty included committing violence. The evidence further showed that, following United States intervention in Iraq, the defendant concluded 'that America was at war with Islam,' and saw American 'soldiers as being valid targets.'"

How al Qaeda was this guy? We found out about his first (there were more to come) arrest by none other than Ishallahshaheed -- you know, Samir Khan who got droned along side of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

So, have fun with that whole cornhole thing there Tarek!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:47 PM | Comments |

August 29, 2013

Nigerian Charged w/ Helping Samir Khan Produce al Qaeda's Inspire Magazine

Hmmmm, interesting:

An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging a Nigerian citizen with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and using high-powered firearms in furtherance of that crime. The United States is currently seeking the extradition of the defendant, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, also known as “Abdullah” and “Ayatollah Mustapha,” from Nigeria....

According to court documents, between approximately January 2010 and August 2011, the defendant traveled twice from Nigeria to Yemen to meet and train with leaders of AQAP, the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda. Babafemi assisted in AQAP’s English-language media operations, which include the publication of the magazine “Inspire.” At the direction of the now-deceased senior AQAP commander Anwar al-Aulaqi, Babafemi was provided by AQAP leadership with the equivalent of almost $9,000 in cash to recruit other English-speakers from Nigeria to join that group. While in Yemen, Babafemi also received weapons training from AQAP.

I'll also note that he wouldn't be the first Nigerian to have helped AQAP out. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was given his underwear bomb by AQAP.

And the fact that he only was in Yemen a couple of times is meaningless: you can produce propaganda for al Qaeda sitting in front of a computer from anywhere in the world.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:07 PM | Comments |

August 22, 2013

GITMO Lawyers in KSM Trial: Can we Subpoena Zombies?

Mark over at This Aint Hell is down in Gitmo where he's fighting off a case of food poisoning while simultaneously blogging about the KSM trial. Apparently, Samir Khan's name came up in reference to a hypothetical subpoenaing.

Given Khan's current state of nonexistence, if he does happen to show up as a witness take that as your cue to hunker down for the coming Zombie apocalypse.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:15 AM | Comments |

July 18, 2013

Oral Arguments Tomorrow in Samir Khan Case

The family of a member of al Qaeda and self-described "traitor" is suing the the US saying his "constitutional rights were violated." The DOJ has filed a motion to dismiss the case, and oral arguemnts are tomorrow.

A good preview of the arguments and background info on the case can be found at the Lawfare Blog.

As much as the ACLU likes to describe the case in the vaguest of generalities and in the grandest and most outlandish slippery slope fashion, we need to remember that this case involves specific people in a specific context.

One can describe this as "the targeted killing of American civilians without judicial review" and be completely accurate, but also completely misleading.

The specific people involved were the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) external operations arm, Anwar al-Awlaki, one of Awlaki's sons, and Samir Khan, the head of AQAP's propaganda arm -- a self-described "traitor" (see above and recall that Khan himself edited the magazine the image is from) and a guy who personally called for my death and the death of my wife and children.

So, excuse me if I take this personally but .... it's as personal as it gets!

The context in which the al-Awlakis and Khan were killed matters, too. They weren't at home in suburban Charlotte (where Khan was from) sipping beers and minding their own business when they were killed. They were in Yemen as leaders al Qaeda.

Did I mention they were leaders in .... al Qaeda?

You can't just stop by the Awlaki residence in Yemen and then bring them to federal court. You can't ask the Yemeni authorities to first catch them and then extradite them to the US. There's no functioning government in Yemen and what passes for "government" in that country doesn't control most of it's own territory.

You can't "indict" leaders of al Qaeda living in lawless countries and expect any kind of results.

You have to kill them. There's just no other alternative.

If the ACLU has a better idea how to handle it, I'd like to hear it. Because so far all I've heard is a bunch of bellyaching about the way we treat terrorists without any real advice as to how we could do it better.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:14 PM | Comments |

April 23, 2013

#BostonBombing - NBC Discovers Samir Khan's AQAP Magazine Inspire

No, really.

Slick al Qaeda online magazine aims to train a generation of killers

Really NBC? Like we have a category of what you speak of and it's called Inshallahshaheed aka the North Carolina resident in the name of Samir Khan who was droned in Yemen with his buddy Anwar al-Awlaki. Sammy did the "How to make a bomb in your mom's kitchen" complete with instructions for the pressure cooker bomb.

We have been following Sammy for years, ask us.

Also AQAP & Anwar al_Awaki.


>>Shocked face<<<


h/t @Grillo_1

By Stable Hand at 09:08 PM | Comments |

February 08, 2013

"So Called American Citizen": Is That Another Name For Traitor?

Sen Feinstein calls Awlaki a so called American citizen

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around Democratic Rep. John Conyers’ suggestion to start calling illegal immigrants “out of status” new Americans, and now Sen. Dianne Feinstein has thrown us another curve. While questioning CIA director nominee John Brennan at his confirmation hearing today, Feinstein referred to [AQAP's..ed]radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a Predator drone strike in 2011, as a “so-called American citizen.”
I guess that means the North Carolina Muslim, Samir Khan, was also a "so-called American citizen" too? Sammy went to Yemen, joined AQAP and was proud to 'denounce' his citizenship, as he pointed out in "Inspire":

Therefore, I am proud to be a traitor in America’s eyes just as much as I am proud to be a Muslim; and I take this opportunity to accentuate my oath of allegiance (bai`yah) and the mujahidin of the Arabian Peninsula’s bai`yah to the ferocious lion, the champion of jihad, the humble servant of God, my beloved Shaykh, Usama bin Ladin, may Allah protect him. Verily, he is the man that has shook the thrones of the tyrants of the world. We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam. And how reputable, adventurous and pleasurable is such a life compared to those who remain sitting, working from nine to five?
He was with Awlaki when he was droned, so what? We killed 2 al-Qaeda bitches, period.

Clint Watts says it best: Americans: If You Don’t Want To Get Killed By A Drone, Avoid These 4 Things!

Don’t join al Qaeda outside the United States[...]
Don’t become a Senior Leader of al Qaeda overseas[...]
Don’t actively plan to kill or actually attempt to kill Americans [..]
Don’t make it difficult to be arrested[...]


Yes, We Should Kill American al Qaeda
Damn Right We Have the Right to Kill Americans ... IN AL QAEDA

By Stable Hand at 09:37 AM | Comments |

December 18, 2012

A Reader of Samir Khan's 'Inspire' 'Thwarted in Christmas Lights Terror Plot'
Targeted Major NYC Attractions

Update on Two Pakistani Born Americans Arrested in Fla for Terror Conspiracy


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gilbert said at a bail hearing that Raees Alam Qazi, 20, researched bomb-making techniques on Internet sites affiliated with al Qaeda, including one using Christmas tree lights, and the FBI recorded phone calls and conversations linking Qazi to a purported "lone wolf" plot.

Did someone say bombs made by using Christmas tree lights? Samir Khan had a section in one of his/AQAP 'Inspire' magazines titled:
Image of a bomb detonator found in al Qaeda's Inspire magazine
"He fully intended to do this, and thankfully he didn't have enough money," Gilbert said. Referring to casualties in U.S. drone attacks, she added: "He wants to avenge those deaths and kill people."[...]

Qazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who attended local Florida public schools, confirmed many elements of the plot in a statement to FBI agents after his arrest in late November, Gilbert said. Investigators also found bomb-making and related components at the Qazi family home in Oakland Park, as well as explosives research evidence on a computer used by Qazi.

Qazi is charged along with his brother, 30-year-old taxi driver Sheheryar Alam Qazi, with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a potential life sentence if the men are convicted of both counts.

[Read the rest]

Sammy continues to Inspire & FAIL beyond the grave.

There's no such thing as homegrown terror. Nothing to see here, move along.

h/t Eye On The World

Update: I called it, no?

[NYTimes]In their search of Mr. Qazi’s house, federal agents said, they found batteries taped together, stripped Christmas light wire and a magazine, Al Qaeda Inspire, with an article on how to make a detonator using Christmas lights. One article carried the headline “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”
The NY Post left that 'tidbit' out.

h/t @El_Grillo1

And if you're new to these digs, the feud between Samir and Rusty is personal. Highly personal. Here's what Samir wrote to Rusty back in 2007:

So let them laugh now, but we will be the ones laughing in the afterlife.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

Just who gets the last laugh at you again and again and again Sammy?


Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed archives here

By Stable Hand at 05:52 PM | Comments |

December 14, 2012

Islamists Suspected in Failed German Bomb Attack
Samir Khan: FAIL From Beyond the Grave

Image of a bomb detonator found in al Qaeda's Inspire magazine

A bomb failed to go off on a German train a couple of days ago saving the lives of scores of people. What the article below fails to mention is that the detonator actually went off, but it failed to ignite the explosives. Further, the bomb seems to have been made following the directions outlined in Samir Khan's Inspire magazine:

German prosecutors say they believe a radical Islamic terrorist group was behind an attempted bombing this week at a railway station in Bonn.

The device was found Monday and defused. It contained four butane gas cartridges, a metal pipe containing ammonium nitrate powder, three batteries and an alarm clock.

And why didn't the detonator do it's job? Bad construction. A Google translation of a der Spiegel article:
Probably the bomb was constructed incorrectly: instead of a so-called booster was just a hot wire was installed. Investigators in circles goes on to say, the bomb had not exploded despite ignition because the electricity from the batteries were too weak.
We're not 100% sure what happened. I'll note that the bomb squad detonated the device, so there's not a lot of forensic evidence left as to why precisely the bomb failed.

But my alternate theory isn't that the bomb-maker failed, it's that the bomb designer failed. Like a Jedi Master, Samir Khan has discovered a way to extend his FAIL beyond the grave.


By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:55 AM | Comments |

October 23, 2012

Samir Khan Still Inspiring Terror From Beyond the Grave

This truck? Yeah, I want one. No, I wouldn't use it for terrorism. I'd use it in case of the Zombie Apocolypse. In fact, consider this a treatment for Zombieland II: Electric Bugaloo. Just replace kuffar with zombies and you get the basic picture:

A trio of British Muslims accused of plotting terror attacks more devastating than the 7/7 atrocities planned to attach butchers' knives to the front of a truck before driving it into a crowd of people, a court heard.

Inspired by a [the slain American Samir Khan's al Qaeda "Inspire" magazine], the alleged would-be terrorists Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27 and Ashik Ali, 27, discussed turning a truck into 'The Ultimate Mowing Machine' by fixing metal plates and knives to the front to cause maximum damage to victims in its path.

The trio, from Birmingham, talked of using the deadly vehicle to plough into crowded areas and slash 'kuffars', or non-believers, Woolwich Crown Court was told.

Thanks to someone.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:59 PM | Comments |

September 20, 2012


AQ English language propaganda quality deteriorates with death of American editor Samir Khan.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:17 PM | Comments |

July 05, 2012

Six Seven Eight Terrorists Arrested In UK (Updated)

Members of the Religion of Peace™? No way!!11!!

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell ya!

From AP:

A total of six people were arrested there and in separate raids in other parts of the capital, but Scotland Yard said the operation was not linked to the upcoming games, due to kick off on July 27.

Police didn't identify the suspects, who range in age from 18 to 30.

However Mizanur Rahman, who is involved with a Muslim activist group, said all those arrested were British Muslims. He said the three men taken into custody in Stratford, the neighborhood that contains Olympic Park, were brothers and claimed that one was a former police support officer.

Scotland Yard declined to comment on the claim.

Update II: (Un)Related, it hasn't been a good summer for Islamic terrorists (H/T: Anna in comments)...

From The Telegraph:

Minh Quang Pham, 29, is said to have sworn an oath of allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) after leaving Britain to join the terrorist group in December 2010. [...]

He is said to have “facilitated communications and provided expert advice and assistance in photography and graphic design” for AQAP’s media wing.

He allegedly met two American citizens, referred to only as “American CC-1” and “American CC-2”, working with the former to produce online propaganda for AQAP.

At the time Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, both of whom were US citizens, were running the propaganda operation for AQAP which included the notorious on-line magazine called “Inspire.”

Update III: Going for the Hat Trick, another Islamic terrorist arrested, though this one in France, not the UK. This one appears to be a major enabler. Hat tip to Howie.

Expect updates on both all three stories.

Update IV by SH: The Telegraph's story on Samir Khan's assistant Pham aka "Amin" is way behind. I posted on it on the 29th of last month

Your welcome

Update V by SH More on the London arrests at the forum Of those arrested, Salahuddin al Britani was one of them, his JihadTube account is here

By DMartyr at 10:35 AM | Comments |

June 29, 2012

Vietnamese Immigrant Charged With Aiding AQAP
Met With Awlaki & Samir Khan

Minh Quang Pham allegedly helped design and distribute AQAP "propaganda"

A Vietnamese immigrant has been charged in New York over an alleged role in helping al-Qaida in Yemen.

Minh Quang Pham was arrested in Britain. He is accused of traveling to Yemen to train with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

Pham is also accused of helping the group with its online propaganda efforts. Investigators said he was in Yemen from December 2010 through July 2011.

The article further states he met with Anwar al Awlaki and Samir Khan. As regular readers know, both were droned. Too bad this assmaggot wasn't with them at the time.

Update: Alternative title: Samir Khan's assistant arrested in Britain, soon to be shipped to USA

Update II: The IPT has a PDF link to Pham's (aka "Amin") indictment

From the indictment, Pham appears to have been actively participating with AQAP just months before the United States killed senior American al-Qaida propagandists Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. The drone strike effectively halted AQAP's reach in the English-speaking world, although the group released two additional issues of the Inspire magazine produced by al-Awlaki and Khan.

By Stable Hand at 05:08 PM | Comments |

May 02, 2012

Samir Khan: Still Gay, Still Dead
Rusty: Still Laughing

Two new issues of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine have been released. Issue #8 was edited by the late Samir Khan, of Charlotte, North Carolina and was published posthumously. Issue #9 is dedicated to Khan and fellow American al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.

Khan and Awlaki were killed in a drone strike last year. Khan's family demanded and apology from the State Department for killing their "innocent" "law abiding" son.

The left practically sh*t bricks when he was killed, claiming it was nothing less than the "assassination" of an American citizen without due process.

Innocent. Right. Here's a pic from Khan's old magazine.


And another one. This time, Samir holding hands with Anwar al-Awlaki


And Samir engaged in some Greco style wrestling. Nope, nothing gay about that.


And if that wasn't gay enough, there's this:

In other words, the Shaykh [Anwar al-Awlaki] was the spirit of Inspire where Samir was its tongue.
Yeah, I hear Samir was really good with his tongue. At least, that's what Awlaki told me.

And if you're new to these digs, the feud between Samir and me is personal. Highly personal. Here's what Samir wrote me back in 2007.

So let them laugh now, but we will be the ones laughing in the afterlife.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

O Allah kill Rusty Shackleford and terrorize his family.

Who's laughing now, eh Samir? Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:20 PM | Comments |

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.

By Howie at 02:58 PM | Comments |

February 28, 2012

Senate Study on The Online Radicalization of Zachary Chesser of Revolution Muslim

Government Security News:

The Internet and social media are integral ingredients in the rapid radicalization of homegrown terrorists, said a staff study by the Senate homeland security committee that recommended a coordinated government response to counter online radical propaganda and help communities intervene in the radicalization process.

The report, released on Feb. 27 by the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was based on the close study of the personal writings of Zachary Chesser, the Bristow, VA man now serving a 25-year sentence for threatening the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to desensitize law enforcement, and attempting to provide material support to Al-Shabaab.

The study also provides some unique detail into Chesser’s motivations and personality.

The Senate staff said Chesser’s case was a classic case study of how quickly online radicalization can occur compared to the traditional process of face to face contact between an aspirant and an established terrorist group.

The .pdf copy of the study is here.

Jawa report was not mentioned in the study, we were basically robbed. But we're getting really used to that ;)

Update: A mention of if not our name, our actions on page 19.


Oh yeah that was me ;).

By Howie at 08:20 AM | Comments |

January 18, 2012

Lawyers Smuggle al Qaeda Magazine Into Gitmo

How the hell is it that suspected terrorists are getting to read my old friend Samir Khan's Inspire magazine within the confines of Guantanamo Bay?:

A copy of Al [Q]aida’s fiery magazine Inspire somehow got inside the prison camps at Guantánamo, a prosecutor disclosed at the war court Wednesday.
How, you say, did this happen? It looks like one of the lawyers smuggled it in:
Navy Cmdr. Andrea Lockhart blurted out the embarrassing disclosure in defending the prison camps commander’s plan to give greater scrutiny to legal mail bound for alleged terrorists. She was discussing a system used by civilian lawyers to send materials to Guantánamo captives who are suing the U.S. for their freedom through habeas corpus petitions in Washington, D.C.
Yes, these poor "innocent victims" are just being helped by their "civil rights lawyers" gain their freedom. That's why they want al Qaeda magazines, and why their lawyers are willing to smuggle it in for them.

Victims and heroes, that's what the detainees and their lawyers are. Victims and heroes.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:18 PM | Comments |

December 02, 2011

Awesome! Abu Izzadeen Arrested Yet Again



British police say 22 people have been arrested outside of the US embassy in London during a protest over the use of military drones in Pakistan.

Scotland Yard confirmed the arrests on Friday at the demonstration organised by a group calling itself United Ummah.

The demonstration was advertised as a gathering that would include Friday prayers outside of the US embassy to draw attention to "the murder of Muslims with drones".

The protest was actually against the strike on Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awaki. The brothers at Ansar Enlgish forum are asking we make Du'ah for Abu Izzadeen and his Akhi from Islam4UK.

Add your best wishes in comments.

Image credit Daily Mail.

By Howie at 10:20 AM | Comments |

November 21, 2011

1k Words on "Innocent Civilian" Samir Khan "Murdered" by US Government


If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then what does this picture of Samir Khan say? I hope this puts to rest the notion that Samir was just some poor "innocent civilian murdered by his own government".

Thanks to b1g member.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:05 PM | Comments |

NY Jihadi Jose Pimentel, aka Mujahidfisabillilah, Busted

We've been waiting a very long time for this. We have so much on this dude that I'm not sure where to start except to note that we've been following Jose Pimentel for some time and he's one of those hip-hop wannabe type Jihadis.

That, and it took me oh about 15 seconds tracked the bastage down when we first really started looking hard at him back in July.

True Islam_mujahidfisabillilah1 blogspot.jpg


News is starting to leak about the arrest this weekend of a New York City man who planned to bomb police and military facilities. The NY Post reports:
The NYPD and Manhattan DA’s office have arrested a terror suspect who was planning to bomb city police facilities and US military sites, where he plotted to target returning war personnel and the families who gathered to welcome them home, The Post has learned.

The suspect, who lives in Manhattan, was arrested after he actually purchased bomb-making materials, sources said. He’d been on the authorities’ radar for about a year, the sources said.


It wasn’t immediately clear exactly where he planned to attack.

We can report here exclusively at PJM that the man arrested is Jose Pimentel of Harlem. On his Facebook page he describes himself as:

I am a Muslim convert from the Dominican Republic looking for other muslims living in the US specially in New York City to share a brotherhood with and to help each other stay firm on the religion. Also looking for anyone that wishes to learn more about Islam and other religions.

Here is a .pdf of the complaint against Jose Pimentel.

Jose was a prolific terrorist blogger and familiar face around the Revolution Muslim and Islam Policy websites. He shares a blog called http://www.kalamullah.com/ who's donations tracked back to Islam4UK and Islampolicy members.

His Youtube channel is here http://www.youtube.com/user/mujahidfisabillilah1.

Here are just a few of his websites.

Oh and Jose, watch the cornhole Akhi!

Update: Reading CNN's description of this guy as a Lone Wolf is laughable. This person is a widely known highly networked individual who was a very active al-Qaeda propagandist in the online Jihadi community.

UpdateII: A note the our friend Jihadi Princess: You can wipe the websites clean all you want. Its too late.

Image credit Yahoo which has more including pics of Jose making his bomb in his mommy's kitchen, just like his bro Samir Khan instructed him to.

By Howie at 08:13 AM | Comments |

October 31, 2011

Samir Khan's Father Led US Branch of Tanzeem al-Islami

I was reading this article by a Pakistani "journalist" lamenting that poor misguided Samir Khan's UN rights were theoretically violated when the US targeted an al-Qaeda cell in Yemen.

pakistankakhudahafiz.com: Awlaki is now dead. What is saddening though, is that along with him, a young Pakistani-American named Samir Khan was also murdered. His brief profile is available for everyone to search on the Internet.

Samir was just 25. One might ask, “Even if he was young? Why should he be exempt from the law?” This is precisely my question. Since when have drone strikes become a tool of justice? Killing people extra-judicially is known as murder in the civilized world which America rants about, why then this discrimination?

Lets set aside all the BS about killing an enemy combatant during a time of war being unlawful for a minute. I mean the charge is laughable at best. But there are more interesting facts here.

First of all lets look at the charge that Samir was misguided.

The author, who also adds comments in the article, is one Zaki Khalid. His comments link to. http://www.tanzeem.org/ which is the website of the Pakistani based group Tanzeem-e-Islami. You can find other examples of his work here, on his blog here, and on his twitter page here.

The link to Tanzeem is significant in that as reported by the The Anti- Defamation League

Samir Khan's early writing concentrated on Tanzeem al-Islami.Samir Khan's first inshaAllahshaheed blog, launched in 2004, mainly included materials about Tanzeem-e-Islami, a radical anti-Semitic group based in Pakistan that has a presence in the U.S. Khan, who became involved with Tanzeem as a teenager through a summer program in Queens run by local members of the group, has identified himself as a member, specifically with the New York Chapter, on various posts to online forums over the years.

Tanzeem-e-Islami, which describes itself as part of a movement to establish a global Islamic state, or the "khilafah," has a long record of anti-Semitism. For example, in August 2004, Tanzeem's Pakistan-based leader, Israr Ahmed, warned during an appearance at the Peshawar Press Club that "the evil genius of the Jews and the world's only superpower, America, had joined hands" to "eliminate [Islam] from the face of the earth."
The Investigative Project notes that Tanzeem-e-Islami has a North American branch called the Islamic Organization of North America.

The author above who is obviously a shill for Islamist interests in Pakistan notes the following...

Samir’s father Mr. Zafar Khan is a respected Islamic scholar who was once the Ameer of the Islamic Organization of North America.
So who was it again that was the basis of Samir's misguidance?

The author then continues to assert that al-qaeda does not exist and in the next breath states that Samir was a member of al-Qaeda. Repeat after me, Osama bin-Laden is NOT IN PAKISTAN! We swear.

The argument is not so much over the goal but the means to the goal. Tanzeem claims it wants to implement the same goals as al-Qaeda yet it wants to do it peacefully.

Investigative Project: Ahmad's views are not limited to anti-Jewish rhetoric. He's also a leading advocate of Islamic supremacy and the revival of the Caliphate. A simple trip to the Islamic Organization of North America's website would have led the FBI to articles calling for this. Some of the links are now defunct (perhaps due to bad press from the National Post), but their content can be judged clearly by their titles. According to the National Post, the Tanzeem-e-Islami's "goal is to establish the system of social justice of the Caliphate [Islamic state] firstly in Pakistan and then in the whole world," and that Ahmad's "ideal state" would include the following three principles:
"(1) Sovereignty belongs to Almighty Allah alone; (2) No legislation can be done at any level that is totally or partially repugnant to Koran and Sunnah, and; (3) Full citizenship of the state is for the Muslims only."
Tanzeem advocates that peaceful inner struggle Jihad to destroy the Jews and rule the world. That same peaceful inner struggle that we see every day in Pakistan.

By Howie at 10:44 AM | Comments |

October 25, 2011

What if al Qaeda Had YouTube Pages?

Oh, right, I guess they do.


Bonus points: find the Samir Khan connection.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:59 PM | Comments |

October 21, 2011

Khan's Inspire Magazine: "Fact that Drone Missed Awlaki in May Proof God is on al Qaeda's Side" or Something

Apparently sometime between May 5th, when a missile from a Predator drone just missed killing Anwar al-Awlaki, and Sept. 30th when Awlaki and Samir Khan were killed by a drone missile, Allah withdrew his invisible force field from Awlaki.


So, what could Awlaki done that pissed Allah off over the summer? Yeah, I know you're going to want to jump to the conclusion that he was out picking up prostitutes again. But, come on, a brave mujahideen like Awalaki is allowed to get his whoremongering on.

No, we all know what really pisses Allah off: sodomy.

You know, Awalaki and his pretty young thing Samir Khan. Alone. On a road trip.

Think about it.

Thanks to b1g member.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:57 AM | Comments |

October 11, 2011

Cowardly Friends of Jihadi Chickenhawk Samir Khan Praise his "Martyrdom" ... from Safety of Mom's Basement (bumped)

The former colleagues of Samir Khan at the Ansar Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF) have released a statement lamenting his death and that of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Khan, who was killed last week in a drone strike targeting the al Qaeda leader Awlaki, was once a moderator at the AMEF forum. After his blog was removed by several companies from their webservers for violating terms-of-service for supporting terrorism, Khan was offered space on the AMEF server where his blog remained until he left to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The AMEF statement first confirms that Anwar al-Awlaki was a member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, something that some fringe elements in the US have claimed was not 'proved'. These elements, mostly in the fringe left but also from Ron Paul, claim that Awlaki's killing was 'illegal' since he had not been 'convicted' of any crime. However, the members the AMEF forum -- many of whom had online relationships with Awlaki and who therefore would be in a better position to judge the matter than, say, Ron Paul -- beg to differ. Awlaki, they say, was al Qaeda:

But even among the very few scholars who dare to speak the Truth, Imam Anwar al-Awlaki was still a rarity. For he was not content to merely talk about Jihad, he wanted to 'practice what he preached'. He left a comfortable life in America and made Hijrah to Yemen, and joined his brothers in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The members of the forum would be even more intimately aware of the details of Samir Khan. Khan spent many hours a week on the forum and personally communicated with many of its members. Further, some of these forum members would know Khan in real life, through his mosque in Charlotte or his association with the radicals in New York's Islamic Thinkers Society and the more radical Revolution Muslim group.

So, who better to judge whether Khan was a member of a terrorist organization or not than his friends?

Our brother Samir, may Allah have mercy on him, is well-known to all the members of the English-speaking jihadi forums. He was a frequent contributor on the forums, and via his blogs, until he also decided to answer the call of Amir Abu Baseer [ed note: Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] (may Allah protect him) and make Hijrah to Yemen.
So, Samir went to Yemen not to -- as he allegedly told his parents -- "learn Arabic", but to join AQAP.

As Samir himself stated, that he was "al Qaeda all the way."

While this much is true, the next statement by Samir's friends at AMEF is not:

Our brother used the same online username consistently: Inshallahshaheed.
This is not true. After the popular press outed Samir and his pro-al Qaeda writings brought unwanted attention, he switched his name to Abu Risaas -- which means "father of Risaas". In other words, he tried to downplay the Inshallahshaheed name, which means "God willing, a martyr".

Did Samir want to die a 'martyr' for the cause of al Qaeda? I doubt it.

If he really wanted to do jihad, then why didn't he follow his own advice and attack Americans on American soil? He was blogging from the safety of his mommy's Charlotte, N.C. basement -- literally -- for years. As a writer for al Qaeda, he urged Muslims in the West to attack civilians in the West.

Yet, when all was said and done, he did nothing.

And yes, he went to Yemen to join his mentor Anwar al-Awlaki and become part of al Qaeda. But which part?

The part of al Qaeda that actually does something? The part that picks up a gun and fights? The part that is willing to put their life on the line in battle?

No, the part that ... writes magazine articles encouraging others to do what they were not themselves willing to do.

In the end, Samir Khan was nothing more than a coward. He lived a coward, he died a coward.

Just like his friends at the AMEF forum. All of whom are vocal in their support of violent jihad .... from the safety of their mommy's basement!

Samir Khan and AMEF: the chickenhawks of jihad!

H/T: Censord31, blogging his support of al Qaeda from the safety of Belgium.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:38 PM | Comments |

October 07, 2011

WTF? State Apologizes to Dead Terrorist's Family (Updated)

I'm not sure if I should be laughing at this or getting really, really pissed off.

On the one hand, we pay the State Department to lie. And, if saying you're sorry for killing a terrorist isn't a lie, then I don't know what is!

On the other hand, what if Obama and Clinton's State Department really were sorry they killed the al Qaeda propagandist and self-styled proud traitor?

If that's the America we live in, then it's time to pack it in and call it quits. I hear France is nice this time of year, and at least they are right up front about their disdain for America.

Charlotte Observer:

"They were very apologetic (for not calling the family sooner) and offered condolences," Jibril Hough said about the Thursday call from the State Department to Khan's father, Zafar....

Hough said the Thursday conversation lasted a few minutes. "It wasn't just 'I'm sorry' and hang-up," said Hough, who added that the phone call included no discussion of the status or condition of Khan's remains.

So, we kill a terrorist and then we .... apologize to the family for killing the terrorist? What's next, paying the parents of suicide bombers, like Hamas and Fatah?

Please tell me this is part of some larger duplicity which leads to the entire Kahn family being deported and/or indicted?

I've always had a rather low opinion of State. But after this, I'm left to wonder which side of the War on Terror they're really pulling for?

UPDATE: Thanks to AllahP over at Hot Air for the hat tip.

Let me just respond to one thing AllahP says:

They’re being careful to draw a distinction between people like Awlaki, whom the White House suspected of operational planning, and Khan, who appears to have been exclusively a propagandist...

If they’re targeting people only for their rhetoric, no matter how toxic that might be, it puts them on even thinner ice with civil libertarians given the very high bar for dangerous speech under the First Amendment

The argument he is making, I think, isn't that Khan didn't deserve to die -- he did -- but that the Obama administration is pandering to the base which has taken to calling the killings of Awlaki and Kahn "the assassination of American citizens by the President."

What I want to point out to readers who may not know the background on Khan is that what he published was not just fiery rhetoric in support of al Qaeda. No, he published actual bomb making instructions. Khan's bomb making instructions were followed by Naser Abdo, who was arrested before he could detonate the bomb near Fort Hood.

So, even under our rather broadly protective post-Brandenburg 1st Amendment jurisprudence what Khan was advocating would not be protected since his publications did actually incite people to violence -- which was exactly his point.

For crissake, this was a guy who advocated killing American civilians in malls and nightclubs!

If this is the base that Obama's State Department is pandering to -- one that cannot distinguish a traitor from ordinary citizens -- then God help us.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:18 PM | Comments |

Did Samir Khan Kill Anwar al Awlaki?

I don't mean did he literally kill Awlaki, I mean did the publication of Inspire magazine help the CIA find where Awlaki was? Clint Watts has an excellent analysis of the Awlaki/Khan strike, and media and CT reaction to it. Here's a nugget:

Did the push to publish Inspire magazine volume number 7 bring Awlaki and Khan’s demise?: Awlaki and Khan’s commitment to publishing an almost monthly AQ journal in the end may have led to their demise. As any publishing company or university would probably tell you, issuing a monthly journal is a heavy burden (that’s why they do quarterly journals). Producing Inspire required transmission by courier at a minimum and ideally development electronically. All of these methods transmit signatures for targeting. So an operational security versus operational effectiveness conundrum arose for Awlaki and Khan. To be relevant, these two had to publish and preach via the Internet. To be safe in the presence of intense surveillance, Awlaki and Khan had to hunker down and minimize communication. I’ll be interested to hear if it’s ever explained why the U.S. regained Awlaki’s tail several weeks back. [READ THE REST]
As much as I made fun of Samir, due to our half decade long public feud, I'll give him this: he was no dummy.

Which means he must have been aware of the risk he was taking whenever he got on his Facebook account or uploaded a new issue of Inspire magazine. The fact that there were only three original authors in the last issue of Inspire may be interpreted as evidence that they had finally "hunkered down" in an effort to avoid detection.

But, they still had to publish the magazine. Without the magazine, Khan was irrelevant and Awlaki less relevant.

So, is it just a coincidence that the magazine hit the forums only a few days before the pair were killed? More than that, the electronic signature on the PDF file indicates that the magazine was completed about the 19th of Sept. -- just about the time that the powers that be seem to have relocated Awlaki.

That would be some coincidence.

Takeaway: keep doing that thing you do eHadis!

UPDATE: Oops, I put Oct. 19th. I meant, Sept. 19th.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:02 AM | Comments |

October 06, 2011

Parents of al Qaeda Member Angry at U.S.
Claim Samir Khan was "law abiding citizen" (Bumped)

The parents of al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan have released a statement in which they claim their son "broke no law" and expressed anger at the U.S. government for killing him.

Broke no law?!?!?!

I am so outraged by this statement from the Khan family that I'm not sure I can actually write this post with any coherence.

Here's the statement:

We, the family of Samir Khan, in our time of grief and mourning, request that the media let us have our peace and privacy during this difficult time.

It has been stated in the media that Samir was not the target of the attack; however no U.S. official has contacted us with any news about the recovery of our son’s remains, nor offered us any condolences.

As a result, we feel appalled by the indifference shown to us by our government.

Being a law-abiding citizen of the United States, our late son Samir Khan never broke any law and was never implicated of any crime. The Fifth Amendment states that no citizen shall be 'deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law' yet our government assassinated two of its citizens.

Was this style of execution the only solution? Why couldn’t there have been a capture and trial?

Where is the justice? As we mourn our son, we must ask these questions.


The Khan Family.

Their son was a "law abiding citizen" who "broke no law"?

Are you kidding me?

Samir Khan wrote of himself that he was an American traitor. See for yourselves.

In that same issue of Inspire magazine, Khan wrote that he was "al Qaeda all the way."

Khan was guilty of being a traitor and a terrorist. He was no longer blogging from his parents' basement in Charlotte. He was in Yemen with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula!

He published a magazine that showed its readers how to make bombs --- and then encouraged them to use those bombs on American citizens!

And the connection between Khan's propaganda and real world terrorism isn't hypothetical: the Fort Hood copycat Naser Abdo was constructing a bomb based on Khan's design when he was captured. It was the same bomb used by Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly in his failed attack in Stocholm last year!

For chrissake he was killed because he was in the same vehicle as Anwar al-Awlaki, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula!!!!!

I think the Khan family statement is a clue as to where Samir got his radically anti-American views. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Earlier today, Stable Hand reported that Samir Khan's nickname in his high school yearbook was MUJAHID, and his yearbook quote was from SAUL ALINSKY.

If any one is owed an apology it is the American people from the Khan family for raising a terrorist -- not the other way around.

Further, those on the fringe Left and Right -- who's argument the Khan's have adopted -- who are outraged at Khan and al-Awlaki's killing use the common logical fallacy inherent in all slippery slope arguments when they claim that the President is asserting that he can kill any American at any time without any oversight.

This is complete hogwash. We are not talking about some hypothetical American, we are talking about two very specific Americans -- both of whom belong to an organization that is at war with America!

I'll respond to your hypothetical with this one: what if there were American citizens fighting for Germany in WWII? Would it be "illegal" to kill them on the field of battle?

Of course not!

The GWOT is an unconventional war, but it is war nonetheless. Members of al Qaeda are not "criminals" they are "enemy combatants".

Because of this, Awlaki and Khan are both legitimate targets. In war, you don't give your enemies a trial -- you kill them!

Had the Khan family simply said that they would like to be left alone so they could mourn the loss of their son, that would be understandable. I could live with that.

But claiming the US owes them an apology for killing a terrorist? That crosses a line.

These people deserve whatever hassle they are getting from the media.

UPDATE: Bob at The Drawn Cutlass has a similar take.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:25 PM | Comments |