April 23, 2013
#BostonBombing - NBC Discovers Samir Khan's AQAP Magazine Inspire
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.
February 08, 2013
"So Called American Citizen": Is That Another Name For Traitor?
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[...]Related:
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
December 18, 2012
A Reader of Samir Khan's 'Inspire' 'Thwarted in Christmas Lights Terror Plot'
Targeted Major NYC Attractions
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.Did someone say bombs made by using Christmas tree lights? Samir Khan had a section in one of his/AQAP 'Inspire' magazines titled:
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.
"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."[...]Sammy continues to Inspire & FAIL beyond the grave.
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.
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.
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
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.And why didn't the detonator do it's job? Bad construction. A Google translation of a der Spiegel article:
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.
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.
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.Thanks to someone.
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.
September 20, 2012
AQ English language propaganda quality deteriorates with death of American editor Samir Khan.
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!
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.Update II: (Un)Related, it hasn't been a good summer for Islamic terrorists (H/T: Anna in comments)...
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.
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. [...]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.
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.”
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
June 29, 2012
Vietnamese Immigrant Charged With Aiding AQAPMet With Awlaki & Samir Khan
A Vietnamese immigrant has been charged in New York over an alleged role in helping al-Qaida in Yemen.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.
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.
Update: Alternative title: Samir Khan's assistant arrested in Britain, soon to be shipped to USA
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.
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!!!!!
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.
February 28, 2012
Senate Study on The Online Radicalization of Zachary Chesser of Revolution Muslim
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 .pdf copy of the study is here.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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".
Add your best wishes in 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.
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.
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:Here is a .pdf of the complaint against Jose Pimentel.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.
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.
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.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.
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?
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: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."(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."
October 25, 2011
What if al Qaeda Had YouTube Pages?
Oh, right, I guess they do.
Bonus points: find the Samir Khan connection.
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.
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.
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.
"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....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?
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.
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...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."
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
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.
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.
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.Their son was a "law abiding citizen" who "broke no law"?
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.
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.
Samir Khan's HS Yearbook Picture: Mujahid as Nickname, Quotes Alinsky
He knew early on what he wanted to be and a hellfire granted him his wish.
Sploded into pieces.
October 04, 2011
WaPo Wonders if AQAP's Inspire Magazine Will Continue Post Awlaki?
The last edition of Inspire magazine teased the jihadi readers with the promise of an upcoming article by Anwar al-Awlaki. Given that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's magazine was the brain child of Samir Khan -- who was killed along with Awlaki in last week's strike -- it's an interesting question:
Samir Khan, another American who was killed in last week’s strike, functioned as editor and publisher of Inspire. It’s not clear whether Khan had enough support staff to carry on.I'm guessing that someone will take up Samir's slack. And if I had to merit a guess, it would be that the new editor won't be physically present in Yemen.
October 02, 2011
Jawa Exclusive: The Early Writing of Samir Khan
While you may have heard about Samir Khan's Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge blog that made him famous. There is another blog, an even earlier blog that dates back as far as 2004.
MANKIND IS UNDER THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT SECULAR MEANS WILL BRING ABOUT PEACE IN THE WORLD WHILE TOTALLY NEGLECTING THE TRUE SPIRITUALITY WHICH CAN ONLY BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY A PEOPLE WHO WILL WORK TO RE-ESTABLISH THE COMPLETE REVOLUTION BROUGHT ABOUT BY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM)!
What's important about this blog is is speaks to Samir's early influences which some have characterized as "moderate". But from the very earliest writing Samir had a taste for radical clerics and what one might call very fundamental Islam.
This is all recorded at one of Samir's early blogspot blogs titled Human Liberation - an Islamic Renaissance. This is the blog were we first noticed that Inshallahshaheed was indeed Samir Khan.
So who were Samir's early heros? The image above is of a Pakistani cleric who founded the Islamic group Tanzeem-e-Islami, Dr. Israr Ahmad, who once said...
The process of the revival of Islam in different parts of the world is real. A final showdown between the Muslim world and the non-Muslim world, which has been captured by the Jews, would soon take place. The Gulf War was just a rehearsal for the coming conflict...Global Calliphate, check. Final Holy War, check. Hates da Joooos, check.
Those are some moderate Islamic statements right there, I checked and yup that's moderate.
In a world in which one cannot afford to call Israel a racist state, where one cannot survive without recognizing its “legitimacy;, where anyone calling for Israel’s destruction is branded as a terrorist who deserves to be thrown into the concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay, presenting an undeniable thesis of its destruction needs a lot of courage.He was also a big fan of Sayyid Qutb, who the liberal outlet NPR describes as the basis of al-Qaeda's ideology.
Like I said, a moderate. In fact Khan's writing was so radical in the context of the times that we at Jawa Report were immediately alarmed. His cold, calculated and quite logical explanations were moral justification and advocacy for genocide and holocaust despite the "moderate" feel of the language he chose to express it.
Like I said, "moderate Islam".
September 30, 2011
American Traitor Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen!
Upd: SAMIR KHAN, Threatened Rusty's Family, Dead!
Obama Confirms, Awlaki DEAD
Now with More Cowbell, M.C. Hammer
Online Jihadis Confirm: Samir Khan Dead!
Anwar al-Awlaki, DEAD!
Samir Khan, DEAD!
The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry has said.Reportedly, al-Awlaki was killed by Yemeni forces.
A statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions."
UPDATE by Matt Damon: Looks like it may have been a drone that got him.
Al-Arabiya television network cited local tribal sources as saying suspected U.S. drone aircraft - which are known to operate in Yemen - fired two missiles Friday at a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying al-Awlaki and his guards.We will see how this shakes out...true or not.
Remember Sammy keep looking up......there is a drone with your name on it.
UPDATE II by Matt Damon: From Jake Tapper twitter account.
@ JaketapperWe know that Samir Khan was in contact with al-Awaki as his articles were in Sammy's last issue of Inspire released just a few days ago. Is he dead too? One can only hope.
Jake Tapper Sr admin officials tell ABC News that al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed
Update: Saints be praised Samir Khan is dead!
Yemen Defense Ministry says another American in al-Qaida, Samir Khan, was killed with al-AwlakiUpdate by Rusty: Reports are still in flux. As of this moment it's hard to confirm whether or not Awlaki and Khan are both dead. US officials are confirming, off the record, that Awlaki is dead -- but Jane Novak, who has deep contacts in Yemen, says that a local news agency, nass press, is reporting that Awlaki survived the attack and was only injured. And as Ed reminds us, this wouldn't be the first time Awlaki was reported dead. But other tribal sources claim he's dead.
As you know, the Arab world is rife with rumor that passes as fact. We'll keep you posted, but given that US officials are confirming off the record that Awlaki is dead, then I'll have to treat the naysaying as rumors until we hear otherwise.
The really personal news here would be that Samir Khan is dead. As long time readers know, Samir and I have had personal disputes over the years. It was Samir, then blogging as Inshallahshaheed, who threatened to kill my family. He even made this nice little graphic to go along with the threat.
Inshallahshaheed is Arabic for God willing, a martyr. Well, you got your wish Samir.
He who laughs last, laughs loudest.
Also, the guy not killed in a drone strike. He laughs loudest, too.
Update by Rusty: Sources in Yemen clarify why the rumor that he survived started: there were two missiles, he survived the first one .... but that second one? That one was the kill shot.
Update by Rusty: I like this from Malkin, who anticipates the reaction of the far left and some in the Ron Paul nutzo camp:
Obama’s far left flank will be unhappy if the mission to kill Awlaki, an American citizen, was successful. They will again decry such drone strikes against American citizens as unprecedented and lawless.Indeed, we are. Too many have forgotten that in war, the rules are different.
On this, I will come to Obama’s defense.
Awlaki’s membership and leadership in al Qaeda is undisputed.
We are at war.
And on cue, Glenn Greenwald opens his mouth and proves that he's an idiot. Update: And the chief Paultard himself, Ron Paul.
Update by Rusty: Two conflicting tales of how big this is by CT analysts.
Alix Levine: It's big
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: Not as big as you might think.
I'm with Alix, it's big. What Daveed is talking about is the long-term resilience of al Qaeda. Yes, they're resilient ... but Samir and Awlaki are media personalites that they won't be able to replace very easily. And since they both were raised in America, they will have a hard time finding someone to fill their shoes. Even Adam Gadahn, another al Qaeda propagandist from the US, didn't have the same type of impact on Western audiences.
Samir, especially, spoke in terms that American and English speaking European radicals could relate to. Gadahn has been in Afghanistan/Pakistan so long, that he sounds no different than any other radical from the Middle East.
In a tweet to me, Daveed actually agrees with this sentiment. It's just a matter of long vs. short-term perspective. But let's not be buzzkills today, okay people? It's a day to celebrate.
If the reports are true, then AQAP has lost its most important propagandist.Agreed, with the caveat Awlaki was the best English spokesman for al Qaeda, but Samir Khan was its greatest propagandist. Also, the go to guy within the organization who really understood social media.
Update by Rusty: President Obama, speaking live at Admiral Mullen's retirement, has confirmed that Awlaki is dead!
One last thought: If Samir was in one of the cars, is it possible that the other American traitor -- the mysterious "editor" of Inspire, Yayha Ibrahim, also killed?
Update by Rusty: Wow, I can't thank Michelle Malkin enough for the lengthy post praising our work over the years counterring Khan's online radicalization message. Thanks Michelle!
Update by Rusty: Live press conference at WH.
Not a lot of details, so far, but a reiteration of news that came out earlier that we are now calling Awlaki “chief of external operations” for AQAP. In other words, his role wasn't simply "inspirational", it was operational.
Update: Carney says he doesn't have any information on whether or not Samir Khan was also killed.
Update by Rusty: Lulz, CAIR joins the lunatic left on right, concerned over "Constitutional issues" raised by killing traitors who openly admit they are at war with US.
Update by Rusty: Was Samir Khan guilty of being an American traitor? That's the question being asked by the left. But let's see how Samir answered this question in his own words.
And over at PJM's The Tatler, they are running a number of old posts reminding us that Awlaki once was in tight with the powers that be in Washington. How tight? Well, he once trained Muslim chaplains on Capital Hill and lectured on Islam inside the Pentagon.
UPDATE by Rusty: An poster at the top tier al Qaeda linked al Fidaa forum claims he's from Yemen, and that Samir Khan has indeed been killed. Roggio posts the SITE news:
May Allah bless you my noble brothers. The news is true. We say, may Allah have mercy on our sheikh and our beloved, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed this morning in the area between al-Jawf and Marib in a Hilux 2005 vehicle, along with six people accompanying him...This is indeed good news!
Peace be upon you my dear brother. By Allah, I am from Yemen. Allah is witness that this news came upon us like a thunderbolt, but we consider him a martyr, because he was martyred along with another person, an American citizen of Pakistani origin who specialized in programming. The news was confirmed to me, and I apologize for the delay, because I was praying.
Bwahahahaaa update: It now appears that Anwar al-Awlaki will never again enjoy the company of a street hooker <---h/t: Will Amos
UPDATE by Rusty: Fingerprints confirmed identities of Awlaki and Khan:
U.S. operatives on the ground in Yemen used fingerprint analysis to confirm that a joint CIA-military drone strike Friday killed American militants Anwar Awlaki and Samir Khan, according to a U.S. government official briefed on the operation....UPDATE by SH: NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has Sammy down pat
“Samir Khan was a bonus. It was a twofer,” said Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. “It’s a pretty good hit.”
..Kelly said Khan had extensive contacts in New York City and published the English language Inspire Magazine, which instructed lone wolves on how to build bombs at home, and in the most recent issue identified Grand Central Station as a target.Related highlights from our hundreds and hundreds of posts on Samir Khan. Our Samir Khan archives can't hold all the posts, and these are just a few I could find going back to 2007... but we were following him behind the scenes, long before he got outed by the NYT:
Kelly said Al-Awlaki was focused like no other on attacking the U.S. and Khan legitimized attacking women and children.
Pre-Outing: 6 months before NYT's outed Samir, post about his blog
Irony: Samir predicts Allah will protect his blog
The Web of American Bloggers and The Terrorists They Facilitate
Muslim Blogger Advises: Join, Fund, Blog, and Pray for Terrorists
Samir Khan Threatens Rusty
Inshallashshaheed Outted: North Carolina Jihadi in the News
Samir Khan talked to GIMF terrorists online
Samir Khan IS Our Bitch
For Samir Khan Inshallahshaheed: Rot in Hell you SOB Traitor!!!
"Pray for al Qaeda in Iraq"
Khan challenges Rusty to come to Charlotte and fight (LOL)
Khan threatens Geert Wilders
Samir Khan Justifies, Equivocate Mumbai Massacre
Samir Khan Unemployed, Has More Time for Online Jihad
Charlotte Jihadi Asked "Are you anti-American?"
Samir Khan's Inshallahshaheed Humiliation Continues, Blog Homeless Again
Inshallahshaheed (Sammy) is Darth Odie's Beotch!
A Reply to Inshallahshaheed
Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed Hearts Westboro Babtist Church
Inshallahshaheed Blog Down Again!
Khan's friend arrested in Boston
American Muslim Explains the Morality and Genius of 9/11
Praises Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and al Libi of al Qaeda from Mom's basement
Khan starts practice run for al Qaeda, starts his own jihadi magazine
Samir Khan's Idiotic Magazine Hits MSM: How Ghey is the Jihadi Workout?
Sammy and Joey Release Jihad Recollections #2
American Muslim Prays for Release of al Qaeda Terrorists
Samir Khan: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan-- "Special Gift" for 9/11
Samir Khan should really stop hotlinking us (hilarity ensues)!
Inshallahshaheed AKA Samir Khan Steals Bill Roggio's Post Gets PWN3d!
In which we take down another of Samir Khan's blogs.
Inshallahshahheed Back Online
Inshallahshaheed: Warning, This Video Contains Music
Inshallahshaheed (Samir Khan) Banned from Image Shack/Internet
Khan's blog calls for killing of US soldiers
Is North Carolina's Samir Khan Behind New al Qaeda Magazine? Quotes Yousef al-Khattab
Samir Khan: American al Qaeda
Samir Khan's Magazine Helped Swedish Bomber Blow Himself Up
Khan introduced convicted terrorist Zach Chesser to indicted terrorist Younes Abdullah Muhammad
Samir Khan behind graphics of new Al Qaeda recruiting magazine Inspire: officials
Charlotte Blogger Probably Acting in Operational Capacity for AQAP
Khan connected to would-be Oregon bomber
Federal grand jury meets to consider evidence against Samir Khan
Samir Khan Begs American Muslims to Blow Themselves Up
Another Samir Khan "Inspired" Plot?
Academic Paper: Let's Kill Samir Khan & Anwar al Awlaki!
AQAP's Samir Khan (aka, Inshallahshaheed) Helping Fellow American Terrorist Omar Hammami (aka, Abu Mansour Al-Amriki) of al Shabaab
Khan Celebrates 9/11 .... 16 Days Late!
---Celebratory updates bumped down ---
UPDATE by DMartyr:
Update by Howie: Please M.C. Vader, don't hurt 'em!
Also, Party Time Videos below!!
Added this video, thanks to Legionnaire of the Banned. Very nice!
August 26, 2011
CAIR: Heh, Where's Your Tolerance For Muslim Extremists?
According to the report from the NORC at the University of Chicago Americans have more tolerance for Communists, gays, etc and not for Islamists. Duh, they didn't fly those planes into the Trade Centers or the Pentagon.
The report though, is really disturbing for the response Americans gave regarding Islamists: ZIP
“These figures are a result of people responding to what they perceive to be a serious threat,” Smith said. The survey found in 2008 that when asked if “A Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States” should be able to speak publicly, 41 percent of Americans said yes. The percentage remained unchanged in the 2010 survey. When asked if a Muslim extremist should be able to teach, 29 percent of Americans said yes in 2008 and 32 percent said yes in 2010. The survey found that 49 percent of Americans in 2008 would allow a book by a Muslim extremist to be in their local library, while 48 percent approved in 2010.Would Americans allow a book as say Samir Khan's Inspire rag that includes "how to build a bomb in your moms kitchen"? Or lectures from Anwar al Awlaki? I know, those examples are from Muslim extremists, oh wait..
CAIR should be happy with the results, I'm not.
August 05, 2011
Failed Ft Hood Plot: Abdo's Defense Atty Wants Charges Dropped
Because no destructive devices were found in Abdo's motel room. Pathetic request by his attorney. All the makings of IED's were found including how-to instructions courtesy Sammy's AQAP Inspire rag issue #1
WACO, Texas (AP) — An AWOL soldier accused of planning to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers could face more charges, a judge said Thursday.Hmmm, I wonder what "additional charges" that might be?
A federal judge in Waco heard testimony from FBI agents in the case of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo before sending the case to a grand jury. The judge said Abdo could be indicted on additional charges but didn't elaborate.
U.S. attorneys already have charged Abdo with possession of an unregistered destructive device. Abdo, who is being held without bond, has yet to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
The 21-year-old was arrested last week at a Killeen motel near Fort Hood, where investigators said they found a handgun and ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, two pressure cookers, clocks and wire.
Abdo also bought a U.S. Army uniform from a local store and a "Smith" name patch but told the clerk he did not know his unit at Fort Hood — where he was not actually based, FBI special agent Michael Brogan testified Thursday. Abdo changed into the uniform in the back of the store before leaving in a taxi, Brogan said[...]
During the hearing, defense attorney Keith Dorsett told the judge that no destructive device was found in Abdo's motel room and that the charge should be dropped.[All emphasis mine..ed]
Jonn at This Ain't Hell has more including
Abdo apparently checked into the America's Best Value hotel in Killeen hotel using a Tennessee driver's license under the name "Asher J. Pluto."Asher J. Pluto?
Abdo was also laughing and joking with his attorney during his court appearance. Was Abdo telling his attorney about his cornhole sessions with Bubba?
August 03, 2011
Tarek Mehanna's Mouthpiece to Whine Free Speech And Request Dismissal of Material Support of al-Qaeda Charge
Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury resident accused in a 2010 indictment of conspiring to kill American troops in Iraq, will ask a judge today to dismiss some of the charges accusing him of providing support to al Qaeda, the Associated Press is reporting in the Sacramento Bee.Remember having terrorist propaganda is not by default unlawful. It becomes unlawful when disseminated with the aim of helping al-Qaeda's distribution goals or if it is in such a context that it is clear it is posted with the intent of support and advocacy for al-Qaeda.
The report says Mehanna's lawyers will argue today at Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston that most of his activities are protected by the First Amendment in relation to free speech.
We are in a time of war you know. The enemy's propaganda network is a fair and crucial target. No war is ever fought, won or lost without propaganda.
Mehanna's claim of free speech or informational purposes is laughable when you consider the context. See our post here on Mehanna's multiple and long standing connections to multiple convicted terrorists and terrorist propagandists.
Like clockwork, Mehanna's family defends him as a nice boy who just completed his graduate work to become a pharmacist. What his family may or may not know is that Mehanna goes by the online handle "Abu Sayaba" and runs the "Iskandari" website which is devoted to promoting the Salafi ideology.So his contacts include convicted terrorists and also Samir Khan who now runs AQAP's online magazine that inspired the recent attempted attack on Fort Hood.
For instance, Tarek "Abu Sayaba" Mehanna has, literally, dozens of posts recounting the words of Abdullah Azzam, the intellectual backbone of al Qaeda. Also among his favorite authors are Sayyid Qutb.
In addition to friends like Maldanado who has been convicted on terrorism related charges, Mehanna's online buddies include:
Shades of Swords, who glorifies the executed Bali bombers as martyrs.
Inshallahshaheed, who we have an entire category devoted to and who claims he personally doesn't go off to fight the jihad because "it's hard" and who recently has set up his own media division in support of terrorist organizations.
Jihad Fields Are Calling, who's name pretty much sums it up.
And so on and so forth. In other words, the people he associated himself with online are either a) actively engaged in violent jihad; or b) actively engaged in supporting violent jihad through the distribution of terrorist propaganda.
His chances of having this dismissed runs about the same as former Revolution Muslim Emir Zack Chesser who plead guilty to Material Support for similar dissemination and advocacy for al-Qaeda.
I put them at zero/zilch/nada unless his lawyer feels he's gotten a sympathetic liberal judge. Its clear he agreed with al-Qaeda, tried to join the Jihad and wrote many times in support of al-Qaeda and its war against the United States.
AQAP's Samir Khan (aka, Inshallahshaheed) Helping Fellow American Terrorist Omar Hammami (aka, Abu Mansour Al-Amriki) of al Shabaab
I am waiting for the day Sammy, Awlaki, & Hammami are killed courtesy of an American drone. Fecking traitors.
July 29, 2011
It Worked Sammy! AQAP's Inspire Magazine Inspires Would be Fort Hood Terrorist (Bumped)
We've reported on this before, but I thought it deserved a stand a lone post and I wanted to document what some experts have been telling the MSM. Naser Abdo was making a bomb by following step by step instructions outlined in an al Qaeda magazine. I document that below.
Given that this is proof positive that jihadi propaganda not only inspires people within the US to kill but also trains them to do so, isn't this evidence that something needs to be done to stop its spread?
It's also strong evidence that Rep. Peter King's hearings on the radicalization of Muslims within the US are warranted and timely. Those claiming that home grown terror is not a pressing issue and who resort to accusations of Islamophobia are simply ignoring a mountain of evidence.
Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo had apparently stashed in the room an article from the first issue of al Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine called "How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."Kudos, Sammy. Kudos.
In addition to the magazine, one senior U.S. official told ABC News Abdo had also mentioned the name of one of the most high profile leaders of the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), American-born Anwar al-Awlaki
Below you will find details of the items that were found in Abdo's hotel room and backpack. Some of the items seem either strange or mundane and might leave one wondering if he really was in the final stages of making a bomb. But by comparing what was in Abdo's room with the directions given in AQAP's Inspire magazine, you'll see that Abdo was dead serious about killing.
Let me remind you what was found in his hotel room:
[S]ix pounds of smokeless powder, Christmas lights and battery operated clocks which were apparently intended to create a timing and triggering device of some type, sugar, shrapnel, pressure cooker, shot guns shells that were in the process of being dismantled to obtain their raw explosives.Below are some quotes and images from former Charlotte, NC resident and now al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan's Inspire magazine (issue#1, p. 33 - 40).
On using a pressure cooker:
The explosion that results from this device is a mechanical one. It results from the pressure caused by the gases and therefore it only works if contained in a high pressure environment. So you may use iron pipes, pressure cookers, fire extinguishers, or empty propane canisters....How about that battery operated clock?
The pressurized cooker is the most effective method.
3. In the picture you will see the fine powder and you add to it sugar equivalent to ¼ its quantity.And the cartridges?
4. Mix the two substances until they become uniform in color.
You may substitute the inflammable substance extracted from matches by gunpowder used in cartilagesThere is no doubt, then, that Abdo was following the instructions for how to make a bomb from Samir Khan's Inspire magazine.
Nasser Abdo & the Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW)
The radicals in the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) represented Naser Abdo in his conscientious objector's case. Since that time, they claim that they have had no further contact with Abdo. If that is true, then why were there IVAW members on his Facebook friends list?
The Jawa Report archived Abdo's Facebook page and friends list before it was taken down, so we have the proof.
In NYC, the IVAW also read a statement from Abdo regarding Islamophobia at a anti-war press conference.
The guys over at This ain't Hell have been covering the Abdo - IVAW for quite some time and have a number of posts regarding their cozy relationship. The relationship includes a number of anti-war radicals who lived in Killeen and were members or sympathizers of the IVAW operating a coffeehouse called the Under the Hood Cafe.
The links above are worth checking out.
Thanks to Laughing Wolf
July 19, 2011
I See Dead People: al Qaeda Devotes Magazine to Dead Mujahideen
I finally got around to reading the sixth edition of my old friend Samir Khan's al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Inspire magazine.
I think the fact that it's a "special issue" devoted to all of Samir and Yahya's dead friends speaks volumes about just how effective al Qaeda really is.
To quote George C. Scott as General George S. Patton:
... no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.UPDATE: Ackerman over at Wired dubs it: Terrorist Magazine Celebrates Its Most Epic Fails
Cartoon Jihadist Announces Comics For AQAP, but....
His drawings of AQAP mujahideen appear to depict djinn (Islamic devil) and a no no to draw human forms.
Check out the eyes:
The comics are suppose to show how wonderful shariah is besides the life of the mujahideen. They are also meant as a recruiting tool to join AQAP to fight in the way of Allah. He didn't submit them yet to Samir Khan for consideration to be used in Inspire #6 Rag. I suggest he ask Sammy to use them in the next issue of Inspire.
Bill Ardolino via Threat Matrix
On the off chance the budding artist/terrorist who announced a recruiting cartoon for al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula is reading Threat Matrix, I have some unfortunate news[insert hadiths..ed.....]Please akhi, submit to Inshallahshaheed (aka Samir Khan) for consideration! The Jawas got your back, honest...srzly..
Unfortunately, you've committed a grave sin, according to the strict tenets of the Islamic sect of you and your subjects.
In addition - and this may sting worse - your judgment is further called into question for depicting the mujahideen (irhabin) as red-eyed, evil wraiths or djinn in a comic designed to recruit youth to your ostensibly romantic cause.[Continue reading]
Does AQAP heart Cobra?
June 30, 2011
Academic Paper: Let's Kill Samir Khan & Anwar al Awlaki!
It's about time we academic meatheads put our noggins to good use. We all know we've been itching to kill the American born traitor and leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, Anwar al Awlaki. But this paper by Frank J. Cilluffo and Clinton Watts of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at GWU seems to suggest that maybe it's time we kill Samir Khan, too:
For the U.S., AQAP’s Foreign Operations Unit is of greatest concern... Awlaki’s online sermons, recruitment of U.S.-based Americans and production of AQAP’s English-language jihadi magazine Inspire with Samir Khan (another American AQAP member) have inspired lone wolf attacks on Americans. Ibrahim Hassan Asiri, AQAP’s talented bomb maker, transforms the Foreign Operations Unit’s threats into sophisticated attacks... The Foreign Operations Unit’s special knowledge of the U.S. and unique destructive capabilities make AQAP an immediate threat to the U.S.....Given that Samir Khan is listed along with Awlaki and Asiri in the paper's discussion of the leadership of AQAP's Foreign Operations Unit, I don't think it's a giant leap to infer that the authors are suggesting that he too would be not only a legitimate target but that his death would make us safer.
Elimination of key AQAP members, especially those in the Foreign Operations Unit, would immediately increase U.S. security. Removal of Wahayshi, al-Shihri, Awlaki, Asiri or any other key AQAP leaders could short-circuit AQAP’s operational capability and disrupt their regional coordination of AQ efforts. As Dr. Hegghammer noted, “AQ in Yemen is short on this type of human capital,” suggesting targeted leadership decapitation would seriously weaken AQAP’s proven international terrorism capability.”
And as an academic myself let me also suggest that if we are only just now getting around to discussing this openly then people with predator drones and bombs have already come to the same conclusion.
Psssst, Abu Risaas: keep your head down.
Thanks to Waq al-Waq.
June 14, 2011
Note to Abu Risaas: Watch Your Six
Well Samir, not exactly your six. We're talking three dimensions here so I'm not sure what what directional to give for the Predator drone above your head?
The CIA is expected to begin operating armed drone aircraft over Yemen, expanding the hunt for al-Qaeda operatives in a country where counter-terrorism efforts have been disrupted by political chaos, U.S. officials said.You may just get your wish and inshallah a shaheed (pun intended). When you and your homo friend Awlaki are killed Samir, just remember who made you famous.
The plan to move CIA-operated Predator and other unmanned aircraft into the region reflects a decision by President Obama that the al-Qaeda threat in Yemen has grown so serious that patrols by U.S. military drones are not enough....
One of the key figures in the group is an American-born cleric, Anwar al-Aulaqi, who escaped a drone strike targeting him in Yemen last month. That strike was the first by the United States in Yemen since 2002, punctuating a long drought that U.S. officials have attributed to a lack of solid intelligence on the whereabouts of AQAP operatives who went into hiding after a flurry of conventional airstrikes in late 2009 and early 2010.
June 02, 2011
MI6 PWNS al-Qaeda With 'Operation Cupcake'
Apologies to Red (you know who you are), I thought we knew about this
The cyber-warfare operation was launched by MI6 and GCHQ in an attempt to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular to recruit “lone-wolf” terrorists with a new English-language magazine, the Daily Telegraph understands.Sammy, how about sending me a picture of your cupcake? Just got one from @ahmadkhan11
When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” they were greeted with garbled computer code.
The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.
Written by Dulcy Israel and produced by Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio, it said “the little cupcake is big again” adding: “Self-contained and satisfying, it summons memories of childhood even as it's updated for today’s sweet-toothed hipsters.” [More]
Sandcrawler PSA: Taliban/AlQaeda Sending Out Dick Picks
To their adversaries. I received one in me email and all I gotta say...they are smaller than #Weinergate! I mean... why did, possibly, @ahmadkhan111 send me a picture of his junk?
Rep Wiener has got to get to the bottom of this!
What's next, Samir Khan (aka Inshallahshaheed) sending a image of his junk!!
I demand an answer to #Wienergate!! Terrorist are using it for whatever gain!!
I may be a victim too!
Terrorist pee pees turn me off...and, Insha'Allah, I will cut them clean off...
May 30, 2011
CNN Almost Catches Jawa Report
(CNN) -- Younus Mohammad, a New York native and Muslim convert charged with threatening the creators of the TV show "South Park," has been arrested in Morocco, according to the website he co-founded.Previous: Revolution Muslim reports.
"Early on Friday morning brother Younus was arrested by Moroccan authorities," Islampolicy.com said in a posting Sunday. He is being held and awaiting extradition to the United States, the website says.
A criminal complaint against him, alleging the communication of threats, was filed in Virginia earlier this month using his English name, Jesse Curtis Morton.
Morton insists prosecutors misread a document intended to promote dialogue.
He once told CNN that Muslims are commanded by Allah to terrorize, though he said he did not read that as a call for killing civilians. He also professed his love for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"His arrest comes in the long line of Muslims who have been imprisoned for speaking out against the United States," Islampolicy.com said. "It is part and parcel of the U.S. war on Islam. It is a war, being waged on two interlink (sic) fronts."
The English-language website, a successor to Revolutionmuslim.com, propagates pro-al Qaeda views.
A senior law enforcement source had told CNN Morton was believed to be in Morocco.
A former resident of Brooklyn, Morton is the second person charged in the "South Park" case.
More celebration, due to MSM confirmation.
Hey, Younnes, it will be very difficult for you to come and implement the rule of Allah on my ass now huh, but if one of you losers wants to come and try, well if you live you can go join Younnes in the butt brigades.
May 20, 2011
Jawa Report: Dependably Three Days Ahead of CNN
Federal authorities are using words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group to charge him with threats against the creators of "South Park."I really can't report that enough.
A criminal complaint alleging the communication of threats was filed in Virginia late last week against Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad.
A senior law enforcement source Thursday told CNN, which interviewed Morton in 2009, that the suspect is believed to be in Morocco, where he maintains Islampolicy.com, an English-language website propagating pro al Qaeda views.
That website is a successor to Revolutionmuslim.com.
And a note to Younes at Islampolicy: Why don't you answer my emails? Cat got your tongue? And there all this time we thought Yousef was the big fat pussy in your group. But now we know it's you.