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.
July 20, 2016
Sandcrawler PSA: Bigfoot More Likely to Exist Than Moderate Islamist Syrian Rebels
You've heard the BS, we need to support the moderate forces in Syria, There are none.
Yeah about that.
Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter.
One video shows five men posing with the frightened child, who could be as young as 10, in the back of a truck. One of the men grips him by the hair.
The same man is later filmed apparently cutting the boy's head off.
Importante: El grupo yihadistas del FSA Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki mata a un niño de 12 años cortándole la cabeza pic.twitter.com/61jKOiMjqc— Taro (@TaroAK74) July 19, 2016
Here is the video although its pixelated I'm not going out looking for the original. I'm just not.
Nukes to end Syrian conflict, a mercy.
More here at Clarion Project.
October 14, 2015
Peaceful Palestinians Stabbing Jews Celebrating Murder
You know those peace activists....
...always looking out for the poor downtrodden Palestinians.
So since all those dead babies were such a tragedy, the Palis wouldn't dare risk more young lives by provoking a dead baby producing conflict would they? I mean these kids died because Hamas started a conflict.
Um, yeah... about that.
صورة الشهيد الفلسطيني “مروان هشام” البالغ من العمر 13 عاماً، والذي أُستشهد برصاص جنود الإحتلال الإسرائيلي منذ يومين pic.twitter.com/8lahSTS3U3— Maha Mehanna (@MahaMehanna) October 13, 2015
BTW does the Imam seem obsessed with Zion (Jerusalem) or is it just me?
Sheikh Muhammad Sallah “Abu Rajab,” who brandished the knife, told congregants of the Al-Abrar Mosque in Gaza that the stabbing attacks are just the “first phase” in Palestinians’ terror operations against Israel’s Jews, according to a transcript provided by the Middle East Media Research Center (MEMRI).The usual suspects are counting martyrs, of course those who murdered Jews in cold blood this week are counted.
The cleric made clear that Muslims were engaged in a religious war against Jews.
And with Obama in office Israel stands alone, Clint Eastwood was right, empty chair, and everyone is out to stick to Israel and America while they still can, before the end of his term.
April 04, 2015
Zawahiri's Failure is Complete
Sources within Ahrar al-Sham stated that their allies in Jabhat al-Nusra have told them that AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri will relinquish his authority – or what left of it – over AQ branches globally and absolve them of their allegiance to him. The move was in response to the rising power of Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Nigeria as well as new IS incursion into Yemen. AQ and Zawahiri can no longer offer any meaningful leadership...
Flatting Jawa Report File Image of Zawahiri
...AQ is no longer an asset when it come to local conflicts in Syria and Yemen, instead it is a hindrance and a liability.
January 09, 2015
Media Struggles To Discover Common Denominator Between Terrorist Attacks
December 26, 2014
Islamic State of Losers Plagued By Problems of Running a State
In stark contrast to earlier reports where IS paves some roads and passed out some of the war booty, IS has run out of booty.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and enforcing strict rules.When your only tool is a Koran, everything looks like a neck, but it will be be hard from Islamic State to murder its way out of winter.
Services are collapsing, prices are soaring, and medicines are scarce in towns and cities across the “caliphate” proclaimed in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, residents say, belying the group’s boasts that it is delivering a model form of governance for Muslims.
Slick Islamic State videos depicting functioning government offices and the distribution of aid do not match the reality of growing deprivation and disorganized, erratic leadership, the residents say. A trumpeted Islamic State currency has not materialized, nor have the passports the group promised. Schools barely function, doctors are few, and disease is on the rise.
In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s self-styled capital, water and electricity are available for no more than three or four hours a day, garbage piles up uncollected, and the city’s poor scavenge for scraps on streets crowded with sellers hawking anything they can find, residents say.Bombs falling from the sly, the gutters running with blood, death, destruction and starvation!
Videos filmed in secret by an activist group show desperate women and children clamoring for handouts of food, while photographs posted on the Internet portray foreign militants eating lavish spreads, a disparity that is starting to stir resentment.
Its Islamic Utopia!
Update thanks to pst314 for the awesome edit.
December 14, 2014
Two Islamic State Terrorist Holding Up To 50 Australians in Sydney Cafe (Update Five Hostages Escape: Demands made in Videos Plus Bomb Threats/Terrorist Identified as Mufti Sheik Haron) Terrorist Shoots Twice: Police Kill Terrorist
I'm getting reports of from as few as a dozen hostages up to 50.
There are reports that two gunman have taken hostages, some of which are standing with their hands up at the windows in the popular Lindt chocolate shop, which has two or three entrances. There is also a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag.Developing...
Lindt Australia CEO Steve Loane told news.com.au he believes there are 40 to 50 people inside the cafe, including customers and staff.
Other reports are suggesting there may only be 13 hostages.
Huddled in the dark, up to 15 hostages are tonight hoping for a breakthrough in negotiations to free them from a gunman.Another woman just escaped I see on the live feed.
Well-wishers are standing in vigil outside the exclusion zone in Sydney's Martin Place, as an eerie quiet settles over the city
Five hostages including three café staff have escaped the siege so far with their dashes for freedom captured on live television.
There is only one gunman with up to 25 people thought to still be held hostage.
Here is a video from one of the hostages.
The gunman who took hostages at the Lyndt CaFE in Martin Place is known to police.
The Islamist wants officials to deliver an ISIS flag to the cafe. He also said he wants to speak with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Hostage taker in #sydneysiege is Mufti Sheik Haron. A man who previously sent hate mail to Australian war widows ”
The gunman holding up to 20 people hostage in a Sydney cafe has been named as Sheikh Man Haron Monis, aged 49.
He has been holed up in a cafe in the heart of the city's financial and shopping area for several hours, raising a black Islamist flag and using human shields in the window.
Five of the hostages have managed to escape but police say they do not know how many are still inside.
Sydney police say Monis - who claims he's planted two bombs inside the cafe and two more nearby - is well-known to them.
Update: Its seems the people are not listening to the Shiek.
Breaking: About 6 more hostages have just left the Lindt cafe #sydneysiege— Fatima Kdouh (@FatimaKdouh_) December 15, 2014
Update: Apparent gunfire, Two shots and people fleeing.
Two motionless hostages including one resembling the heavy set woman on the video's removed. From building. Not moving.
Reports of two persons killed.
Reports that one hostage was killed and the terrorist.
November 18, 2014
Islamic Terrorists Attack Synagogue
Four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol and meat cleavers attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say.
The attackers - Palestinians from East Jerusalem - were shot dead.
There have recently been several deadly attacks and clashes in Jerusalem, which has also seen heightened tension over a disputed holy site.
Israel has vowed to respond "with a heavy hand" to the attack - the deadliest in Jerusalem in six years.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed "incitement" by Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and said the international community had ignored their actions.
Of course ordinary Palestinian Muslims surely don't support the indiscriminate murder of civilians at a house of worship....
DISGUSTING: Palestinians in Gaza celebrating latest Jerusalem synagogue terror attack handing out sweets. pic.twitter.com/oakbwA3F5q— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) November 18, 2014
No, they don't support it, they celebrate it.
This is what they celebrated.
Tell me again how Islam is "the religion of peace." Nothing is sacred to these savages. pic.twitter.com/vnD14ok0Gy— Doc كافر (@Doc_68W_) November 18, 2014
November 17, 2014
"On the Run" -- Terror Deaths Up 61% in Single Year
Yet another Obama campaign promise delivered:
Terrorism has become a global phenomenon with a 61% increase in the number of people killed in terrorist attacks over the last year. The 2014 Global Terrorism Index provides a fact-based understanding of terrorism and its impact....
17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIL, and al Qa’ida.
October 22, 2014
Yet Another Terrorist Attack in Canada (update Two Shooters One Dead Another in Custody)
It appears that ISIS appeals for Muslims to attack nations that are part of the coalition are being heeded resulting in yet another attack.
A uniformed Canadian soldier has been shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa, and gunfire has also broken out inside the Parliament buildingsA terrorist and recent revert to Islam was killed when using his car as a weapon earlier this week.
CPR was performed on the soldier and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance.
Police have told reporters that the suspect, reportedly carrying a "large weapon," possibly a shotgun or rifle, is still on the loose, and the parliament buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister is safe and "off the hill."
The situation is still developing. Updates will follow.
I'll bet you $100 that the perpetrator of this attack was on Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau's now defunct Facebook page friends list.
Which is why I feel Facebook removed Ahmad's page. So the public can't see all his other terrorist pals.
We'll update when we know more about today's um, incident.
Update: More here from CBCNews:
An arrest has been made after at least two people were shot in a hail of gunfire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.
The victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR.
Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament.
Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told QMI Agency at least one of the shooters was shot and killed inside the building.
Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by dozens of shots.
The car now sits empty outside Centre Block. It has no licence plates.
Journalists reported police were trying to keep them away from the scene. Those inside Parliament reported they were told to stay inside rooms with the door locked.
Update IV: Coincidence or motive?
It appears there was only one shooter despite earlier reports of two. ISIS has claimed the attack.
Update 10/23/2014 06:00 CDT: Robert Stacy McCain has more on Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
We learn that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the terrorist killed in his attack Thursday on the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, was both mentally ill and a convert to Islam:Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999. . . .So we don’t know, and may never know, exactly how it was that Zehaf-Bibeau went from crazy Muslim to terrorist. Rather than focus on the details of that, however, let’s look at the general pattern in the context of history. What you find about killers like this is that the misfit or mental case has both real-life problems and an extremist ideology. Think about Lee Harvey Oswald who, like Zehaf-Bibeau, was the product of a broken home and, like Zehaf-Bibeau, adopted the ideology of a foreign enemy. Whereas the Canadian-born Zehaf-Bibeau became a Muslim in the 21st century, the American-born Oswald became a Marxist at a time when the Soviet Union was America’s greatest enemy.
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Eastern Canada, including Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and labourer, according to friend Dave Bathurst.
...At the Burnaby mosque, Mr. Bathurst said his friend’s “erratic” behaviour — he did not elaborate — caused frictions with the elders at the house of worship, who asked him to stop attending prayers. At that time, Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was living in a barely furnished single-room apartment.
Mr. Bathurst said he recalls his friend being arrested at the mosque a few years ago after bizarrely calling police to tell them about a crime he had committed many years before.
What causes some people to adopt the ideology of hostile foreign powers? They are misfits and malcontents who are alienated from their own national society, hostile to the dominant culture. By identifying with an extremist ideology, this type of warped personality seeks a kind of empowerment that enables them to enact their fantasy of revenge on the society that rejects the misfit.
October 03, 2014
ISIS Murders British Hostage Allan Henning
Jawa Report can confirm that British hostage Allan Henning has been murdered by the Islamic State in revenge for this week's vote in Parliament approving strikes against ISIS.
The tape comes within hours of reports of coalition airstrikes against ISIS in support of Kurds besieged in Kobane.
An American Peter Edward Kassig is shown at the end and is threatened with death.
The murder is carried out by the same Jihadi John.
The blood of Davbid Haines is on your hands Cameron.Update: Some background on Henning.
Alan Henning will also be slaughtered, but his blood in on the hands of the British Parliament.
(continues) Obama, you have started your ariel bombardment in Sham(Syria) which strikes our people, so its only right that we strike the necks of your people.
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.May he rest in peace and our prayers are with Mrs Henning and his family. May the Lord keep him and comfort his family
"I cannot see how it could assist any state's cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying," Barbara Henning said, according to a message released by the UK Foreign Office. ISIS refers to itself as "the Islamic State."
Alan Henning, a taxi driver from near Manchester, England, was part of a team of volunteers that traveled to Syria in December to deliver food and water to people affected by the Middle Eastern country's devastating civil war.
He was abducted the day after Christmas by masked gunmen, according to other people in the aid convoy
And let the UK know what we stand with them.
Um yeah that was me.
September 02, 2014
Report: Steven Sotloff Beheaded
If true, prayers for his family.
Update by Howie: I have obtained a copy of the Site Institute's copy of the video. I can confirm that Steven Sotloff was murdered.
And he didn't do well with it, attempting to struggle.
The murder is committed by the same UK Jihadi who murdered James Foley. He complains especially about ISIS losing Mosul dam. At the end he threatens the life of UK citizen David Cawthorne Haines.
Again ISIS cut the worst parts of the video.
Jawa report has obtained a second copy of the video with no site watermark.
I'm tempted not to run it, but the link is here for those who must see the brutality of ISIS for themselves.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sotloff family at this time and also to the family of Mr. Haines and our brothers in the UK.
December 03, 2013
America Is Weaker Against Terrorism Because It Has Failed To Recognize Islamic Motivation
This will not come as a surprise to those of you who are not so politically correct to whitewash Islam:
But important, ominous, and accurate as that assessment is, it was not the most important point made by these two respected lawmakers. Instead, it was Sen. Feinstein's observation in response to a question about what causes the "hatred" that makes our situation more perilous:There is a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that's going to solve this is Islamic shariah law.
What makes this incontrovertible statement so noteworthy? It is the fact that the intelligence community is not allowed to say it. Under Obama administration guidelines, for intelligence officers–and for that matter, law enforcement, Homeland Security and military personnel–to talk about Islamic jihadism and shariah as the motivation for terrorism can be a career-ending offense.
You can only deny truth for so long. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
There it is.
October 17, 2013
Muslim Woman Seeks Well Hung Man w/ Desire to Kill Infidels
Normally we think of radical women as the victims in a relationship. Some poor dimwitted woman converts to Islam, then finds a guy who pushes her towards radicalization. But Samantha Lewthwaite's, the "White Widow's", diaries and internet searches reveal a woman who was already radicalized and who sought out a husband who would help raise her children for martyrdom.
The same could be said of Colleen LaRose, better known as Jihad Jane. You'll recall that she met her husband on the internet where she was already active in radical circles.
I've always had the feeling that Zach Chesser -- who's rotting in jail for threatening the creators of South Park for their "blasphemy" and for trying to join al Shabaab -- was not the domineering person in the relationship. That his wife, who remains free, was the one cheering him on towards jihad.
I guess the point of this being that we shouldn't always assume that the wives in these relationships are somehow without guilt. Often, they help enable their husbands and encourage them to become terrorists. They live vicarious lives of glory through their husband's infamy.
It's not just young men that efforts at averting radicalism should be targeted, but also the young women who think these men are cool.
August 05, 2013
Leak: Chatter Leading to Embassy Closings from ... Zawahiri
This allegedly comes straight from the top. Which means we're either reading Zawahir's email or tapping his phones.
The big story here shouldn't be we're tapping Zawahiri's phones & email: yes, were' that good.
The real headline should be "Zawahiri on the move after getting key intel from New York Times that US is on to him".
In answer to AllahP's question: We won't prosecute the leaker, but we should.
Welcome to the new normal of the Obama Presidency.
But let me also contradict myself here and put some of AllahP's angst to rest about Zawahiri finding out we're reading his emails. By all accounts Zawahiri is even more recluse and careful about the CIA/NSA finding him than even Sheikh Osama himself. And remember, Osama wore a cowboy hat in his own compound while outdoors to fool CIA satellites. So, we're talking pretty paranoid here.
It's much more likely that the person/persons who's email/phone is being monitored is Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and perhaps even considered #2 by AQ Central these days.
Let's just say the boys at AQ in Yemen are a little less careful about who they email and who they talk to on the phone. The B team, so to speak. Minor league, with aspirations for the majors.
Exhibit A: Anwar al Awlaki and Samir Khan's corpses -- who were said to be on the phone at the moment of droning. Exhibit B: last week's drone strike in Yemen of Al Khidr Husayn al Ja'dani, another big whig in the AQAP cast of former stars.
And it could very well be that the "chatter" was in an encrypted email. AQAP is well known for their use of the Asrar al-Mujahideen encryption key. They publicly release the key to their readers, encouraging them to use it as a way to thwart the Zionist-Crusaders from finding out who is emailing whom, and what.
Yes, I'm saying we're that good.
I know a lot of people who think this is just hype drummed up by the Obama admin to show a victory for the NSA program. But if this really did come from the top of al Qaeda's not so vertically organized pyramid, then it's not the least bit hype. It's something to legitimately worry about.
However, the fact that this was leaked? Well, either the leaker is a major POS who really wants our national security compromised, or .... the leak itself was designed to show a win in the NSA column.
The leak itself might be legitimately questioned as fishy, but I think we can put to rest the idea that the whole thing was blown way out of proportion simply for political reasons from the White House.
UPDATE: Speaking of leaks -- why is the Obama admin leaking info on Israel's strike on Syria?
July 19, 2013
Yes, that is a bomb in my pocket
But, yes, I am happy to see you
You thought Underwear Bomb I was bad news, wait until you see Underwear Bomb II: Electric Bugaloo
[Transportation Security Administrator John] Pistole also for the first time detailed the sophisticated "Underwear Bomb II," which a double-agent stole from AQAP in 2012 after the group dispatched him as a suicide bomber aboard an aircraft. ABC News obtained a Department of Homeland Security illustration of the newer bomb. Pistole called the U.S. ally-led operation an "intelligence coup," because it enabled western counterterrorism services to thwart a serious threat from a bomb almost impossible to detect by magnetometers and advanced imaging machines at airports.The real news here is 1) the bomb may not be detectable in foreign airports and 2) our intel people think that Ibrahim al-Asiri may have taught multiple people how to make the bomb.
"It was a new type of explosive we had never seen," which used two redundant initiators filled with liquid explosives to detonate a larger liquid explosive charge in men's briefs, Pistole said....
"He encased this explosive in caulk -- kitchen caulk," he explained, to conceal the scent of he explosives and "evade bomb sniffing dogs."
Just thought I'd throw that out there. You know, get the weekend started right.
Anyone have any plans that include an overseas flight?
June 21, 2013
U.S. Citizen Indicted for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, Arizona, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on two charges related to his alleged fighting alongside an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group in Syria.
Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement.
Harroun, a U.S. citizen who served with the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2003, was indicted on the following charges:
The maximum punishment for conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, as alleged in this particular indictment, is 15 years in prison. The second count, conspiracy to use destructive devices overseas, carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.
- Conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization
- Conspiracy to use destructive devices overseas
The indictment alleges that Harroun fought with Jabhat al Nusrah (al Nusrah), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Al Nusrah is one of several aliases used by the “al Qaeda in Iraq” terrorist organization, and since November 2011, the group has claimed responsibility for nearly 600 terrorist attacks in Syria.
According to court documents, Harroun allegedly crossed into Syria in January 2013 and fought with members of al Nusrah against the Bashar al Assad regime in Syria. The documents allege that Harroun participated in attacks with al Nusrah and carried and used various firearms, including a sniper rifle, an AK-47 style machine gun, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) weapon.
This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carter Burwell and Lynn Haaland are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States, with assistance from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Source: Alphabet People.
Some discussion here behind the scenes about how can we indict this fellow for fighting with al-Nusra and then turn around and send weapons and support to Syrian rebels. Weapons and support that will of course end up in the hands of al-Qaeda?
Um, Because the Obama administration are f*cking idiots doubleclutch?
June 17, 2013
FBI: Investigating Terror-Linked Mosque Not Part Of "Outreach Efforts"
The FBI visited the Boston Bombers' Mosque, but only as a part of the Obama administration's outreach program. Despite warning signs and Russian urging, they did not investigate the Mosque's radical teachings or links to Islamic terrorism:
Upon questioning by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted that the FBI did not investigate the ideology of the founders of the mosque where the Boston bombers were radicalized, even after they were tipped off by the Russians that the older of the brothers, Tamerlan, was a security risk. Although Mueller says that the FBI was in the Tsarnaev brothers' mosque before the bombing, he said it was as part of the FBI's "outreach efforts."
If the FBI would have investigated the Islamic Society of Boston, they would have found that the mosque was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who also served as its first president. Alamoudi, a former advisor to President Clinton, is now in prison for terror financing al-Qaeda.
(Hat Tip: Front Lines Blog)
June 13, 2013
Boston Police Training For Right-Wing Terrorism Shocked And Surprised By Muslim Terrorism
Boston police were preparing a training exercise for right-wing terrorism when a couple of Muslims ruined the narrative by planting and detonating real bombs. Police are still at a loss as to what might have motivated the Tsarnaev brothers to set the explosives.
The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.
Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed "Operation Urban Shield," meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.
But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.
To paraphrase Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, "frightening similar" except that Islamic terrorists are and have been a real threat, while right-wing militia terrorists are virtually non-existent except in the leftist imagination.
But don't worry. Boston authorities, with the help of Homeland Security, have vowed to re-schedule the exercise, promising to use the same scenario as they initially planned - 'racist' right-wing extremists targeting Americans.
June 11, 2013
Good News al-Qaeda thought to Have Russian SA 7 Surface to Air Missiles
Or at least the instructions to use them, Its odd though that so far none have turned up, been used.
I would have expected them to turn up by now.
Update: I stand somewhat corrected. There is quite a bit of evidence of SA-7's in Syria. But if those were taken from the Regime or from Libya is unclear. As well as how many there are in use.
Update: Attn Censored and MTB:
Intelligence: Islamic Terrorism Doesn't Exist
I was reading this article on the OODA website. OODA is an open source intelligence group.
State Department 2012 Country Reports on Terrorism: “The al-Qa’ida (AQ) core, under the direction of Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been significantly degraded as a result of ongoing worldwide efforts against the organization. Usama bin Laden’s death was the most important milestone in the fight against AQ, but there have been other successes – dozens of senior AQ leaders have been removed from the fight in the AfghanistanPakistan region. Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the most capable AQ operatives in South Asia, and Atiya Abdul Rahman, AQ’s second-in-command, were killed in Pakistan in 2011. AQ leaders Abu Yahya Al-Libi and Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti were killed in 2012. As a result of these leadership losses, the AQ core’s ability to direct the activities and attacks of its affiliates has diminished, as its leaders focus increasingly on survival.While reporting some of the Obama administrations talking points about al-Qaeda being "decimated". The report goes on to list many major and minor terrorist threats.
Leadership losses have also driven AQ affiliates to become more independent. The affiliates are increasingly setting their own goals and specifying their own targets. As avenues previously open to them for receiving and sending funds have become more difficult to access, several affiliates have engaged in kidnapping for ransom. Through kidnapping for ransom operations and other criminal activities, the affiliates have also increased their financial independence. While AQ affiliates still seek to attack the “far enemy,” they seem more inclined to focus onsmaller scale attacks closer to their home base. Both al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have taken steps to seize land and impose their brutal authority over local populations.
But sadly they cannot bring themselves to use the term Islamic Terrorist or even use the word Islam at all.
In the report includes a mention Mohammad Merah who gunned down many in in France and has been linked to many Islamists, including those of the group Sharia for France. The report describes him a violent Lone Wolf extremist.
Lone Wolf” violent extremists also remain a concern, as we saw in March 2012, when violent extremist gunman Mohammed Merah went on a multiday killing spree in Toulouse and Montauban, France. Seven people, including three children, lost their lives before he was killed by police. “As if his actions took place on a vacuum and he had no contacts or relations to French Islamist groups where are sympathetic to al-Qaeda. Nor any mention that his attacks were targeted against Jews.
Islamic terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and their sympathizers antisemitism is well known, yet there is no mention of antisemitism in the report. Because, you know, pointing out the terrorists ultimate Islamic goal of genocide against Israel might besmirch their reputation.
June 05, 2013
Locks Around Boston Reservoir Cut
The padlocks to hatches of an aqueduct outside of Boston that supplies drinking water to the metropolitan area were found cut Monday, leading to local concerns after there was a trespassing incident.
Officials say the drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with.
Every water droplet may translate in money as Maryland is instituting a "rain tax" photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA
The CBS affiliate is reporting the details, noting that three padlocks were cut from separate access hatches located at approximately half-mile intervals along the aqueduct. Police say there is evidence of an attempt to cut a fourth lock.
State Police are investigating, though they say "there is no evidence of any crime other than vandalism."
There's nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
May 25, 2013
Dagestan: Splodey Ho™ Injures 18 Including 2 Children
The Tsarnaev's stomping ground.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) – A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow of two Islamic radicals killed by security forcesThird time's the
It was the first suicide bombing in Dagestan since the Boston Marathon bombings last month. The Tsarnaev brothers suspected of carrying out those attacks are ethnic Chechens who lived in this turbulent Caucasus province before moving to the U.S. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother who was killed a shootout with police days after the April 15 bombings, spent six months in Dagestan in 2012[...]
The woman was identified as Madina Alieva, 25, who married an Islamist who was killed in 2009 and then wedded another Islamic radical who was gunned down last year, police spokeswoman Fatina Ubaidatova said.
The bombers are often called “black widows” in Russia because many are the widows, or other relatives, of militants killed by security forces. Islamic militants are believed to convince “black widows” that a suicide bombing will reunite them with their dead relatives beyond the grave[More...]
Stupid Ho's™ for believing the cowardly mujahideen.
May 23, 2013
Al Qaeda Lover Anjem Chourdary Mentored Woolwich Terrorist Michael AdebolajoBlames British In Afghanistan For Attack (bumped)Omar Bakri Mohammed: I Mentored Him Too!!!
Anjem (al muhaijroun,revolution muslim,Islam policy,shariah4UK,shariah4Islam,sharia4world, muslimsagainstcrusades.etc) knew and knows 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo (aka Mujahid) when the bitch converted to Islam in 2003. When the media asks Anjem about this, he uses the old: "I knew him and haven't seen him for two years" bs.
One of the two men involved in the Woolwich terror attack was known to a banned Islamist organisation and went by the name of Mujahid, The Independent in London has reported.Sure he doesn't preach attacks on Brit troops or anything (out in the open for all to see, well sometimes... see here), he just tweets something like this:
Anjem Choudary, the former leader of the [banned..ed] group, Al Muhajiroun, confirmed that he had known the man who was seen on video in the immediate aftermath of yesterday's horrific killing waving a cleaver with bloodied hands and making political statements.
Mr Choudary said Mujahid, who he said had converted to Islam in 2003 and was a British-born Nigerian, had stopped attending meetings of Al Muhajiroun and its successor organisations two years ago. The former solicitor said he had also known "Mujahid" as Michael[...]
Sources today named one of the suspects as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo.
Mr Choudary told The Independent: “I knew him as Mujahid. He attended our meetings and my lectures. I wouldn’t describe him as a member [of Al Muhajiroun]. There were lots of people who came to our activities who weren’t necessarily members.
“He was a pleasant, quiet guy. He reverted to Islam in about 2003. He was just a completely normal guy. He was interested in Islam, in memorising the Koran. He disappeared about two years ago. I don’t know what influences he has been under since then.”
Founded in 1983 by Islamist Omar Bakri Muhammad[ Omar the goat humping bakri muhammed...ed], Al Muhajiroun became notorious for attempting to justify the 9/11 attacks and fomenting Islamist rhetoric in Britain.
Mr Choudary, who has long been a controversial figures in Britain’s Islamist circles, has been an outspoken critic of British military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But he insisted that he had never preached that attacks on British troops or security personnel in Britain were justified.
He was influenced by Anjem's radical preaching as many before him have. Most are in pound-in-ass prison now. For a recent example of such, Americans Zach Chesser and Jesse Norton of Revolution Muslim's South Park fame.
The Jawa Report has OWND his websites numerous times and I noticed today he has another up and running: http://anjem-choudary.com/ The site is registered at Dynadot, a US company. They don't appear to have a problem with it as they have previously refused to remove known terror groups websites. when we have contacted them.
So what is one to do?
Oh hey, lookie here: anjem-choudary.com Tango Down
That's what I call a natty PWN
Update: Not to be outdone by Anjem, Omar the goat humping Bakri Mohammed wanted his mug in the news too. Radical preacher challenge!
Part of that radicalisation can be tracked to extremist groups such as the now-banned al-Muhijaroun. Its former UK head, Omar Bakri Mohammad told the Guardian that he had known Michael Olumide Adebolajo, who had attended many meetings. These included al-Muhijaroun events at community centres and a mosque in the Woolwich area.Anjem's website Tango Down also affects the ole goat humper.
Adebolajo attended the meetings from 2004 to around 2011 and, according to Bakri Mohammad, chose his own Muslim name after converting from his Christian upbringing. The name he chose, Mujaahid, means one engaged in jihad.
No, I don't condone hacking but I'll leave it at that.
May 17, 2013
Video: Pali's History of Violence (aka Terrorism)
As an aside, let's not forget about a Los Angeles newspaper, the LA Times, refusal to release the tape of the Obama's honoring Rashid Khalidi, a Pali terrorist. Andrew Breitbart offered a award in 2012 of $1000,000 for the tape.. It has not been released.
Just thought I would throw that out there.
Update: Oops, Howie already posted on this below but heh I added Bronco Bama so I deserve the fatwa, no?
Or, we both do or something.
May 04, 2013
Benghazi: Names Of 'Whistleblower' Witnesses Released
Rep Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.God Bless them for their service and courage to come forward.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks[...]
DiGenova told Fox News on Thursday, by way of describing his and Toensing’s respective clients: “There were people who were material witnesses, who wanted to talk to [the ARB], and they were not allowed to talk to them.
“The people that we are representing are career civil servants...people who have served the country overseas…in dangerous positions all over the world, have risked their lives and only want to tell the truth.”
Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama's MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.
"What difference does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
People Died! Obama Lied!
Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?
State Department Benghazi Review Panel Under Investigation
Obama To Ed Henry: I Am Unaware Of Anyone Blocked From Testifying On #Benghazi
UPDATE: Rep Issa Responds
Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says
May 02, 2013
Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?
Gee, Benghazi whistle-blowers/ are making the Bronco Bama administration a tad nervous, no? FBI releases photos, what like yesterday, of three perpetrators. Sharyl Atkisson from CBS is not helping matters at all, either is Faux News.
In my opinion, Benghazi whistle-blowers have caused a frantic CYA in the Bronco Bama Administration.
I may be wrong but...
CBS News' Sharyl Atkisson Describes Stonewalling From White House On Benghazi
Sharyl Atkisson hasn't let up, at all, in trying to get answers from the Bronco Bama Administration about Benghazi.
April 30, 2013
Evyatar Borovsky, Israeli Father Of 5, Stabbed To DeathFatah: Killer In Today's Attack Is 'Hero'..'
PA Prez Abbas' Fatah party enjoys glorifying murder of Jews just like Hamas does. Just think, our hard earned tax $$$ goes to him.
This morning, an Israeli father of five Evyatar Borovsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist at the Tapuach Junction, north east of the Israeli city Ariel and south of the Palestinian city Nablus in the West Bank.Stop any and all aid to the Palestinian Authority now, dammit!
Fatah's Facebook page is celebrating the murder and glorifying the murderer. Pictures of the terrorist and the victim were posted by Fatah's Facebook administrator and the text calls the murderer: "The hero, the released prisoner, Salam Al-Zaghal."
The following are the texts and pictures from Fatah's Facebook page celebrating the murder
Update: BBC to the rescue!: BBC claims attacks on Israelis in Judea & Samaria are “rare” .
April 29, 2013
Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says
At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.You can view James Rosen's full report here.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”[...]
However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.[Video maker still in jail..ed]
“It's frightening, and they're doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘we're going to kill you,’ or not ‘we're going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they're taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].”
The Benghazi Open Wound
April 25, 2013
London Cornhole Watch: Terrorism Perp Richard Dart (aka Salahuddin al-Britani): "Only Allah Can Judge Me"..
Via The Daily Mail
A white Muslim convert who plotted to attack soldiers in Royal Wootton Bassett was jailed for six years yesterday.Anjem Choudary keeps popping up, who woulda thunk?
Richard Dart, 30, the son of teachers, was arrested as he tried to leave for terrorist training in Pakistan.
The former BBC security guard refused to stand for his sentencing at the Old Bailey, telling Mr Justice Simon: ‘Judgment is only for Allah.’
Middle-class Dart was converted to Islam by hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who also inspired a plot to attack the London Stock Exchange.[More..]
Previous, from Rusty:
Here's a video of Dart. Notice that it's on the YouTube page of Muslims Against Crusades, another among a long list of groups once run by Anjem Choudary which are now banned in the UK.The "Only Allah Can Judge Me" reminds me of the court outburst of the mujahidiot in Canada who was just busted for planinng to bomb, with his akhi, the trestle linking New York and Ontario at Niagara Falls: "I'm only judged by the Holy book.
The BBC also featured Dart in a video called "My Brother the Islamist" in which he calls himself a "jihadist" and admits supporting al Qaeda. The video also records Dart's conversion to Islam, the shahada administered by none other than .... Anjem Choudary[ @anjemchoudary...who appears to be a tad upset about the article..tweet him, he has me blocked!..SH]
Which means that Dart was on everyone's radar and he knew it. So, in addition to being a would-be terrorist, he's also a retard. Which is kind of redundant, I know.
I suppose it is hard to pound into their thick heads the West is not and will not be ruled by Islamic law.
Wait, he was only sentenced to 6 years with Bubba? Come on London, you could have done better than that.
Yah, that will teach him. Bubba, please do your best on this bitch in the time you have him.
April 23, 2013
Libya: French Embassy In Tripoli Hit By VBIEDUpdate: Video Of Aftermath
One resident stated: "It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood"
A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.I'm sure the jihadi will be caught like those responsible for the Benghazi terror attack were, oh wait...
The blast in Tripoli destroyed the embassy's ground-floor reception area and perimeter wall, as well as damaging neighbouring homes and shops.
French President Francois Hollande called on Libya to act swiftly over this "unacceptable" attack.
It is the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital.
Tuesday's explosion happened shortly after 07:00 (05:00 GMT) in a smart residential area of Tripoli.
One of the embassy's guards was severely injured while the other suffered lighter injuries. Several residents were also slightly hurt.
One young girl suffered a spinal cord injury and was being transferred to neighbouring Tunisia for treatment, her father told the BBC[...]
Many neighbours who gathered in the street to survey the damage were shaken and upset by what had happened, our correspondent says.
They told her that there was a lack of proper policing for such a potentially high-profile target
"It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood," a local resident said.
Update: Here is another image taken shortly after
Luxury Rehab for Al-Qaeda Terrorists
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have opened a luxury resort for jailed Al-Qaeda militants as part of the Gulf kingdom’s plan to turn its citizens away from jihadist activities.My official observation is that rehabilitation of religious fanatics doesn't work all that well.
The rehabilitation centre, which features spa treatments, pool tables and a swimming pool, has been opened just outside the capital Riyadh and can accommodate 228 prisoners, AFP reported.
April 21, 2013
Splodey Ho™ Kills 4 Outside Of Pakistani Hospital
When children aren't available for the terrorists, females will do
"The woman, in her early 20s, blew up her explosives as she walked to the main entrance of the hospital. Authorities have found the attackers head and legs and are conducting a detailed investigation," said Sarwar, an assistant political agent in the tribal region.Her head here, legs there, defines Splodey Ho's™ - this is her body:
Officials said the bomber apparently targeted security men guarding the hospital.
Hospital officials said four other people were also injured in the bombing.
Agency health officer, Mohd Riaz, said the dead included one security personnel and two civilians, while one of the dead was a hospital worker.
April 19, 2013
Bomber Photographed Near 8 Year Old Victim
No, Islam is a breeding ground for terror...
So, much for the 'suspicious package' the media was so desperate to make the bomb...
April 18, 2013
Israel: 5 Dumb, Dumber AND Really Really Dumb Jihadi Plot On Western Wall
Ask for Hamas and Fatah's help: Dumb
Give Israeli hitchhiker a ride to steal his weapon but he wasn't "armed" Dumber
No money for hand grenade so build own pipe bomb: Dumbest Dumb
Pipe bomb didn't explode FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
April 16, 2013
Coincidence? Bomb Sniffing Dogs At Boston Marathon
And, no, I am not suggesting the Boston police were somehow complicit in the bombing or that the whole terrible atrocity was some sort of a black ops activity.
To have bomb sniffing dogs at a highly attended event is not unreasonable. It is an unfortunate necessity in this modern day of terrorism. But it does strike me as disingenuous for law enforcement to repeatedly announce it was just "a training exercise" if they did have credible information of a possible terrorist attack.
University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.
"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15.
Stevenson said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race. He's been in plenty of marathons in Chicago, D.C., Chicago, London and other major metropolitan areas but has never seen that level of security before.
"Evidently, I don't believe they were just having a training exercise," Stevenson said. "I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in."
CNN reports a state government official said there were no credible threats before the race.
March 21, 2013
Al Qaeda Operative Indicted in NY
This is interesting inasmuch as "Spin Ghul" was a trained al Qaeda operative and committed all his crimes outside the US. It appears that we are slowly but surely moving toward a two tiered model when dealing with al Qaeda. We kill then when we can, but if captured they will now be prosecuted in our normal criminal courts.
I'm not complaining as our criminal courts seem to be handing out longer sentences than our 'military tribunals', which have released all sorts of illegal combatants who were caught in the act of trying to do harm to US soldiers. Contrast that to our criminal courts which now routinely hand down 20 year sentences for the mere act of conspiracy.
A six-count indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” with conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb American diplomatic facilities in Nigeria, conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, providing material support to al Qaeda, and related firearms and explosives counts. The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Brooklyn, New York on February 21, 2012, and relates to Harun’s alleged activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa beginning in 2001.
The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department.
According to court documents, Harun, who was born in Saudi Arabia but claims citizenship in Niger, was extradited from Italy to the United States on October 4, 2012, and arraigned in a sealed proceeding in federal court in Brooklyn, New York on October 5, 2012. The case is scheduled for a public status conference before United States District Judge Edward R. Korman at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, on March 22, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
Harun is charged with crimes related to his alleged terrorist activities on behalf of al Qaeda beginning in 2001. According to the indictment and other court documents, beginning in 2001, the defendant traveled from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan with the intent to fight violent jihad. He arrived in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks. He then joined al Qaeda, received military-type training at al Qaeda training camps, and ultimately fought against United States and Coalition forces in Afghanistan with an al Qaeda fighting group based in Pakistan. According to the indictment, Harun allegedly attempted to kill United States military personnel in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2003. In 2003, in Pakistan, Harun received further al Qaeda training and traveled to Africa with the intent to conduct attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Nigeria. While in Nigeria, Harun allegedly conspired with others to bomb such facilities.
According to the indictment and other documents, after the arrest of a co-conspirator, the defendant traveled to Libya, en route to Europe, but was apprehended in early 2005. The defendant then remained in Libyan custody until June 2011, when he was released by the Libyan government. He was then arrested by Italian authorities after assaulting officers on board a refugee ship bound for Italy. As noted, the defendant was indicted in the United States on February 21, 2012, and charged with (1) conspiring to murder United States nationals; (2) conspiring to bomb United States government facilities; (3) conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda; (4) providing material support to al Qaeda; (5) using firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence; and (6) using explosives in furtherance of one or more felonies.
On July 5, 2012, the Naples Court of Appeals found the defendant extraditable to face the charges in the indictment pending against him in U.S. federal court, pursuant to the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and Italy. On September 14, 2012, the Italian Minister of Justice ordered the defendant extradited. Federal agents took the defendant into custody in Italy on October 4, 2012, and he arrived in the United States on that same day.
If convicted of all the charges in the indictment, Harun faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.
“As alleged in the indictment, the defendant was a prototype al Qaeda operative, trained by al Qaeda in terrorist tradecraft, deployed to fight American servicemen, and dispatched to commit terrorist attacks throughout the world,” said United States Attorney Lynch. “Whether they try to attack our servicemen on the battlefield or scheme to kill our diplomats and citizens in embassies abroad, terrorists will find no refuge. The United States will use every tool at our disposal to protect our nation’s security and stop terrorist attacks before they happen.” Ms. Lynch expressed her gratitude to the law enforcement personnel who took part in the investigation, including Department of Defense Army investigators. She also thanked the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office in Palermo, Italy, and other Italian police authorities in their support of the investigation and extradition of the defendant.
“The indictment unsealed today seeks to hold accountable an alleged al Qaeda operative who targeted U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities across two continents. His arrest and extradition to the United States are important milestones in our ongoing counterterrorism efforts. I thank the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who brought about this significant case,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Carlin.
FBI Assistant Director in Charge Venizelos said, “Vowing allegiance to al Qaeda and training to commit violent jihad are not the worst of Harun’s alleged crimes. The allegations include actually attacking U.S troops and plotting to use explosives to kill U.S. diplomats. As alleged, Harun not only intended to but did commit acts of terrorism against Americans. Now he is subject to the American justice system. We remain committed to protecting the safety of Americans and our national security.”
Police Commissioner Kelly said, “As more al Qaeda operatives continue to be flushed from hiding, the NYPD remains vigilant to the fact that terrorists have repeatedly since 9/11 plotted to kill more Americans. We are determined not to let that happen. I want to commend our federal partners and the U.S. Attorney in the prosecution of this important case.”
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Bitkower, Shreve Ariail, and Amanda Hector of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Assistance was provided by Alamdar Hamdani, Joseph Kaster, and Annamartine Salick of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and by William Nardini of the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs.
The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
March 08, 2013
Former Iranian Official Launches 'Countdown To An Attack On Israel'..
Via the Free Beacon
An ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has launched a “countdown to an attack on Israel” following the Jewish state’s launching of an operation to destroy weapons in Syria last month.It would be a shame if Foghani met with a terrible accident or something.
Alireza Forghani, a Khamenei confidant and former governor of Iran’s Kish province, published an article arguing that Tehran and Syria should launch a tag-team attack aimed at the total “eradication [of] Israel from the planet.”
“There remains no excuse for not [waging] a total multipartite attack on Israeli soil, with hopes of completely eradicating Israel from the planet (Allah willing),” Forghani wrote, according to a new translation of his Jan. 29 essay by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Attacking and completely eradicating Israel from the planet is the only solution to this problem,” Forghani wrote. “If this problem isn’t resolved with this golden opportunity, it is not known when there may be another.”
March 02, 2013
Pakistani Terrorists Use Bombs That Resemble Toys To Target Children
NOWSHERA, Pakistan – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to educate children about the dangers of toy-like bombs after militants allegedly targeted them recently with bombs disguised as candy, toys and even a string of ball-shaped explosives tied to a cricket bat.Cowards
The February 5 discovery of the string of bombs tied to the cricket bat in Akora Khattak, Nowshera District, reminded educators and parents of the militants' desire to harm children.
"The bombs were in the shape of cricket balls and tied up to the handle of the cricket bat and placed near the school to attract children," Rajab Ali, station house officer, told Central Asia Online then. "But locals informed the police in time, and the bombs were defused."