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.
October 29, 2014
Australian Terror Recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei Is So Thunderstruck
AUSTRALIA’S most senior Islamic State fighter, who allegedly instigated a plot to behead a random member of the public in Sydney’s streets last month, has been killed in a coalition airstrike on the Syrian border town of Kobane, his friends have claimed.See that's him right there! The one running for his life.... and losing.
Authorities were working last night to verify reports that Mohammad Ali Baryalei was “martyred’’ three days ago while fighting with Islamic State, the terror group to which he allegedly recruited scores of young Australians. The former drug-abusing Kings Cross bouncer would be the first Australian fighter killed in the US-led bombing campaign that has been striking Islamic State targets inside Syria and Iraq since August.
Two of Baryalei’s Syria-based friends, who were fellow alumni of the Sydney “Street Dawah” group he led, told The Australian the one-time bit-part actor was killed in an airstrike at least three days ago in Kobane.
Mohamed Zuhbi and Abdul Salam Mahmoud, who have been undertaking humanitarian work focused on the Syrian port city of Lattakia, outside Islamic State’s caliphate, said the reports of Baryalei’s demise were true.
“It was an airstrike, not sure by whom,” Mr Zuhbi said in an online interview with The Australian. “I personally received news from a brother who was with him for the most part of his journey so I believe it is true.”
You're welcome Australia, it was nothing.
December 20, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Oded Orbac Needs 25 Year Supply of Astroglide
Oded Orbach, one of two U.S. citizens among a group of men accused in 2011 of trying to sell weapons to people they thought were Taliban militants, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.He was willing to give weapons to kill US soldiers in exchange for heroin.
Orbach, 55, and former U.S. Army translator Alwar Pouryan, the other U.S. citizen netted in a sting, were convicted in April of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles.
Sucks to be him.
November 19, 2013
Imam & 2 Others Sentenced in LA for Helping Shabaab
I emphasized the imam part because if this was a Baptist minister or a Catholic priest, it would be all over the news -- and rightly so. But we hold Muslims to such a low standard that this kind of story is back page everywhere except in LA -- and even there it's not the headline.
You mean a cleric was sending money to terrorists!?!?!?
Oh, he was Muslim. Eh, big deal:
Three Somali immigrants — an imam, a cabdriver and an employee of a money transmitting business — were sentenced Monday to federal prison for aiding a terrorist group in their homeland.Thanks to Rahm at Terror Free Somalia.
Basaaly Saeed Moalin, 36, the cabdriver, was sentenced to 18 years. Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, 41, the imam, was sentenced to 13 years. Issa Doreh, 56, the employee of the money transmitting business, was sentenced to 10 years.
The three were convicted of a conspiracy to send money from San Diego to Somalia to help al-Shabaab, termed by the U.S. government as a terrorist group linked with Al Qaeda attempting to topple the shaky governments in Somalia, Yemen and elsewhere.
October 09, 2013
Family Claims al Libi Innocent Pizza Delivery Boy Who Just Happens to be Good Friends w/ Osama bin Laden
The family of Abu Anas al-Libi, the alleged al-Qaeda leader seized by American forces in Libya, last night claimed he was innocent and had been working in a pizza restaurant while in Britain, not masterminding international terror attacks....You'll have to read the rest to see what else this pile of poo had to say about his father. I have a three word description of the words guys like this use: hi lar ious.
He described how his own childhood had been spent on the run, leaving primary school in Manchester for a life first in Afghanistan, where his father became close to Osama bin Laden, and then in prison in Iran.
But he insisted his father had gone to Afghanistan to “help the oppressed” and was innocent of the murders of 224 people in the twin bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es-Salaam, of which he is accused by the US.
See, my Dad couldn't be a terrorist because he's a "normal guy".
He couldn't be a terrorist because he "had a job".
He couldn't be a terrorist because he was just "helping people" in Afghanistan.
He couldn't be a terrorist because he was just Osama bin Laden's "body guard".
Oh, and he was forced to leave the UK because the police were "harassing" his father.
Because terrorists never seem to be just normal guys, with jobs, who think that killing infidels is really just a way of helping people get out from under their thumbs. Also, you're not a "real" terrorist if you were just a regular foot soldier terrorist. Only the top guys should count as "real terrorists". And when the police start investigating you for your terror connections it's all a conspiracy to harass Muslims.
And the thing is, I think this guy actually believes what he's saying because in his universe the words he uses to describe reality are in fact not connected to reality at all. Hence, the terrorists are just freedom fighters.
You know who the real terrorists are don't you, infidels? Look in the mirror.
July 16, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Goatly aka Emerson Begolly Gets 8/12 Years
A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote terrorist attacks against American military and civilian targets has been sentenced to 8 ˝ years in federal prison.WTAE:
Twenty-four-year-old Emerson Begolly of Redbank Township was sentenced Tuesday on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. Authorities say he posted on an Islamic extremist Web forum he moderated.
His public defender asked for leniency in exchange for information Begolly has allegedly provided in other terror-related investigations.Oh my! He snitched on the Muj..... wonder what Allah's punishment for that is?
Jawa Classic footage of Goatly in action.
Super Sekrit Zionist message: And every rock was soaked in blood
May 21, 2013
Anonymous U.S. Officials: FBI ID's Benghazi Suspects But No Arrests & Stuff
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists — but not enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.AP better be careful as this appears to be another 'intel leak'. The underlined bold above isn't gonna go over too well with the Bronco administration.
So the officials say the men remain at large while the FBI gathers more evidence
We can't seize them as 'suspected terrorists'? Huh?
Nothing to see here people, move along. All of this is irrelevant.
"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
I'm wondering what happened today at the classified briefing the Pentagon gave to the House Armed Services Committee.
April 30, 2013
French Forces Arrest French Jihadist Gilles Le Guen (aka Abdel Jelil) In Northern Mali
French jihadist Gilles Le Guen, suspected of taking part in the attack on the Algerian gas plant in January, was arrested by French forces a few days ago in northern Mali, a French military spokesman reported on Tuesday.The article further noted, in a video posted last year, he said he is married with three kids and converted to Islam in 1980
The attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas plant saw 38 hostages and 29 assailants killed over a four-day period.
French Col. Thierry Burkhard said Tuesday that Gilles Le Guen was arrested this week north of Timbuktu, the fabled city which had been his base for some two years.[More..]
Talk with the community or by a ▶ ▶ ▶ "Like" or ▶ ▶ ▶ "I do not like", comment and Subscribe to my YouTube channel ▶ ▶ ▶ http://bit.ly/NZcJvw (10 October 2012) The man who calls himself Abdel Jelil and affirms French support international jihad, called Francois Hollande to stop any intervention in the Sahel, the risk of causing a humanitarian catastrophe.Next?
April 20, 2013
Surviving Boston Bomber May Have Killed Brother
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev not only left his brother after a gunfight with police, he actually ran over his injured brother:
So much for honor among Jihadists.
Update by SH: Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau gave more details Saturday about brotherly love by tread marks
“[Tamerlan] all of a sudden comes out from under cover and just starts walking down the street, shooting at our police officers, trying to get closer,” Deveau said. “Now, my closest officer is five to 10 feet away, and they’re exchanging gunfire between them. And he runs out of ammunition — the bad guy — and so one of my police officers comes off the side and tackles him in the street.Gee, that had to have hurt real bad, emotionally and physically, to have your own bro do that to you.
“We’re trying to get him handcuffed. There’s two or three police officers handcuffing him in the street — the older brother. At the same time, at the last minute — they obviously have tunnel vision, it’s a very, very stressful situation — one of them yells out, ‘Look out!’ and here comes the black SUV, the carjacked car, directly at them. They dive out of the way, and he (the younger brother) drives over his brother and drags him a short distance down the street.”
April 19, 2013
Bomber's Father: All Hell Will Break Loose If Son Is Killed
Anzor Tsarnaev spoke to ABC News from his home in the Russian city of Makhachkala as Boston police carried out an intense dragnet for his son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. [...]
The elder Tsarnaev insisted that his sons were innocent, but said he would appeal to his son to "surrender peacefully."
"Give up. Give up. You have a bright future ahead of you. Come home to Russia," the dad said.
The father warned, however, "If they killed him, then all hell would break loose."
One Bomber Down, One To Go
Then we start hunting those who helped them.
January 09, 2013
Up To $5 Million Reward Each For Sudanese Terrorists Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed &
Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad
Yesterday the State Dept announced Terrorist Designations of Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed
The U.S. Department of State has designated Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhassan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Abdelbasit and Makawi have any interest is blocked and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. This action will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to these terrorists.Up to $5 Million each has now been offered in the Rewards for Justice Program.
Abdelbasit and Makawi participated in an armed attack in Khartoum, Sudan on January 1, 2008, which resulted in the deaths of a U.S. diplomat serving with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Michael Granville, and Adbelrahman Abbas Rahama, a Sudanese USAID employee. Abdelbasit shot Granville and Makawi killed Abbas Rahama during the attack. Both Abdelbasit and Makawi were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, they killed a Sudanese police officer and wounded another while escaping from prison. They remain at large.
The attack occurred when Granville and Abbas were leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Khartoum. Abdelbasit shot Granville and Makawi killed Abbas Rahama during the attack. Both men and two co-conspirators were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, they killed a Sudanese police officer and wounded another while escaping from a maximum security prison through a tunnel. One of the other escapees was captured; another was reportedly killed in Somalia in May 2011.
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January 03, 2013
UK: Al Qaeda Operative Abid Naseer Extradited To America!
Abid lost his appeal Heartache for him, cornhole watch for us!
A man accused of leading an al-Qaeda plot to set off bombs in Manchester has been extradited to the US.Heh..
Abid Naseer has been described by a High Court judge as an "al-Qaeda operative" who "poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK".
UK prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge him.
However, the US wants to put him on trial, arguing the Manchester plot was part of a wider conspiracy to also bomb New York.
In December his bid to stop the extradition was thrown out of the European Court of Human Rights, where his lawyers had argued he could be tortured if returned to Pakistan from the US[..]
The removal of Mr Naseer follows three months after Abu Hamza al-Masri[ Hook Hamza...ed], Babar Ahmad[ Azzam.com Webmaster..ed] and three other terrorism suspects were finally extradited to the US after years of legal wrangling.
They will stand trial later this year. If convicted, Mr Naseer faces a possible life sentence in a supermax prison.
A Home Office spokesperson said: "We can confirm that today Abid Naseer was extradited to America where he is accused of terrorism offences. His case is now a matter for the US authorities.".
December 04, 2012
Two Arrested in Connection With #Toulouse Terror Attack in March of 2012
French police arrested two people on Tuesday in connection with the attacks by extremist gunman Mohamed Merah, whose shooting spree in and around the southern city of Toulouse this year left seven people dead.Le Figaro has more[googish]
One man described by police as a member of the traveller community who converted to Islam was detained on suspicion of having provided aid to Merah in carrying out the March attacks that shocked France.
He was arrested without incident at his home in the town of Albi, about 70 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of Toulouse, where he was to be taken for questioning, police sources said.
His former partner was arrested separately at her home in Toulouse, with police saying she may have been aware of his involvement and failed to inform authorities.
The nature of his alleged involvement was unclear, but investigators have been searching for a suspected "third man" believed to have been with Merah and his brother Abdelkader during the theft of a scooter used in the attacks.
Merah shot a rabbi, three Jewish schoolchildren and three French paratroopers in March before being shot dead in a police siege in Toulouse.[More...
A man, a member of the traveler community, was arrested in a small town between Albi and Castres, where he lives so sedentary. A source close to the case said Le Figaro that this 38 year old man who had converted to Islam for some time. He was close to Mohamed Merah, and perhaps his brother Abdelkader, he had known in the city of Toulouse Izards where they grew up together.In November, Merah's sister stated she was proud her brother killed the Rabbi and the three Jewish children
The suspect is already stuck in nine cases including cases of theft, outrage and rebellion, abuse or weakness of drunken driving. It was a priori unknown intelligence. His ex-girlfriend has meanwhile been arrested in Toulouse to determine its possible involvement
"I am proud of my brother, he fought till the end (...) I think well of Bin Laden, I told the cops, I can tell you." She does not hide its antisemitic sentiments: "The Jews, all those who are massacring Muslims, I hate them." "The Salafists, they act," she said again. "Me and (Abdel) Kader, it supports the Salafists, Mohamed took the plunge. I am proud, proud, proud, "she shouted.Related:
#Toulouse - Merah Linked to Belgium Jihadis: Here's Looking At You Censored31
December 03, 2012
Four Foreign Trained Islamists Jailed in Azerbaijan for Eurovision Terror Plot
[Image credit: Zionist Bandwidth Bitch]
BAKU - Four foreign-trained Islamists were sentenced to up to 14 years in jail in Azerbaijan on Monday for plotting "terrorist attacks" on the eve of this year's Eurovision song contest in Baku, the latest crackdown on militancy in the oil-rich state.Gee, Tehran/Iranian Revolutionary Guards keep popping up in terrorism cases. You would think Iran was a state sponsor of terrorism. Oh, wait...
After 70 years of Soviet-rule, most Azeris have a relaxed attitude towards religion, but Azerbaijan, a NATO ally bordering Iran on the Caspian Sea, says it is combating increasing Islamist extremism with ties to Tehran.
A court official who declined to be named told Reuters the four were sentenced to between 12 and 14 years in jail for crimes including treason, plotting terrorist attacks, arms smuggling and having links with Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Security forces killed the group's alleged leader in an operation in April and the other members of the group were arrested a month before Baku hosted Eurovision in May.
November 05, 2012
Morocco: 'Terror Cell' Busted
RABAT: Morocco said on Monday it has arrested eight people suspected of plotting attacks against strategic sites, less than a week after the kingdom announced it had dismantled a "terrorist" cell.Libyan Ansar al-Shariah[Partisans of Islamic Law] is responsible for the attack on the Benghazi compound and bragged to AQIM about it.
The latest arrests targeted a group called Ansar al-Sharia in the Islamic Maghreb, dismantling the cell whose eight members planned to "commit acts of sabotage against strategic sites," said an interior ministry statement.
The cell's targets included "sensitive buildings, security headquarters and tourist sites in several Moroccan cities," it added.
The suspects "were developing contacts with terrorist groups linked to Al-Qaeda," whose North African franchise[AQIM..ed] is active in the Sahel region and in northern Mali, the statement said.[More...]
No bronco bamma, al-Qaeda is not on it's heels.
October 22, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Terror Trial Begins in Britain
London (CNN) -- Three men accused of plotting a suicide bombing campaign in Britain went on trial Monday.h/t Shelle
If authorities hadn't foiled the plan, the scale of the terrorist attack might have been bigger than the 2005 London bombings that killed more than 50 people, prosecutor Brian Altman said. One of the alleged jihadists described the plot as "another 9/11," he said.
Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali [pictured above...ed] were arrested in September 2011 in what authorities called a major operation.
Altman told jurors that the men planned to use up to eight bombs inside rucksacks in suicide attacks aimed at causing mass casualties.
In the house where they allegedly researched and experimented with bombs, investigators found an audio recording of slain al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Altman said.
If they were found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, they would face maximum sentences of life in prison. All three men deny the charges.[More..]
UK: Terror Suspects "Had Made" Martyrdom Videos
7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring[As a reminder, one of the homes raided belonged to a jihadi who had served jail time for threatening to behead British soldiers]
October 17, 2012
UK: NHS Doctor, Shajul Islam, Accused of Kidnapping 2 Journalists in Syria Makes 1st Court Appearance
Via the Telegraph
Shajul Islam, 26, appeared in court yesterday charged with his role in the gang which kidnapped and injured British photographer John Cantlie and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in July this year[...]Pushing Shariah 4 name that country brings to mind such al-Qaeda loving Islamists as UK's Anjem Choudary and convicted terrorist, Omar ( the goat humping) Bakri Mohammed.
Mozammel Hossain, defending him, said: "This is a bright young man with a very promising future in this country as an NHS doctor.
"He has a first-class degree in biochemistry. He has qualified as a doctor and completed his training.
It is alleged that Islam, with others, unlawfully and injuriously imprisoned John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans against their will, between July 17 and 26. He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on November 2.
It has been alleged that the ringleader of the group, which wants to establish Shariah law in Syria, is also a British resident who is still at large and being hunted by the police and security services.
He is said to head the 40-strong group, which also includes Chechnans and other foreign jihadists.
The intelligence services have previously warned as many as 100 Britons may have travelled to Syria to either join jihadi groups or to fight alongside rebel forces attacking the regime of Bashar al – Assad.
The arrest of Shajul is a very interesting development, to say the least.
October 09, 2012
Good News For Abu Hamza
He'll be able to pick his nose without ripping his face off. Bad news for us, we're paying for it.
But because depriving al-Masri of a “reasonable standard” of medical care in jail would violate his civil rights — and provide grounds for an appeal — he’s expected to be outfitted with a pair of no-frills, cable-operated rubber hands.
Oh, well, Abu, you'll always be our favorite key hanger.
July 06, 2012
Kenya: Arrested Iranian Agents 30-Bomb Plot
They planned on using one hell of a lot of BOOM, 15 kilos of RDX worth.
They scoped out multiple targets:
The pair made notes during drive-by surveillance in the Kenyan capital but did not take photographs for fear of raising suspicions, police said[...]In other Iranian terror news, this one a bit closer to home, there are Iranian Missile Sites in Venezuela.
Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested after Kenyan police linked them to a package containing explosives delivered to a warehouse near Mombasa, Kenya's main coast city.
The pair planned to detonate up to 30 bombs targeting British, US, Israeli and Saudi Arabian interests, including tourist facilities and commercial and government buildings, investigators believe.[...]
"They were driving around Nairobi, they went past the British High Commission, they went past the [Nairobi Hebrew Congregation] synagogue in town, they went to the Israeli embassy. It is very clear that they were casing these places, that they were up to no good. From what we saw, their intention was clear to plan and execute terrorism attacks."
Iran has it's own "private" port in Venezuela
July 05, 2012
Treasury Targets Regional Actors Fueling Violence and Instability in Somalia
You can read the report here
July 02, 2012
Report: Al Qaeda Trained Mumbai Attackers
Apparently, the attack would have been a lot a lot worse, my gawd.
Had all the 25 militants completed the training and made it to Mumbai the carnage would have been much worse," a senior Indian official told the Deccan Chronicle.This is an update on my prior post: Key Mumbai Plotter Arrested in Saudi Arabia
Via the LWJ[Image credit also]
Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, the alleged facilitator of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, has proven to be a "treasure trove of information" for Indian investigators, according to new reports in the Indian press. Ansari has reportedly revealed that al Qaeda was tasked with training the Mumbai attackers in a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) training camp close to the Pakistan-Iran border.You can also add Pakistan's ISI's cooperation to the group as I noted in my prior post and further stated in LWJ's article above.
It is not entirely clear where the camp was located, as Ansari has been unable to pinpoint its location for investigators. But according to at least one article, the LeT camp was inside Afghanistan. LeT terrorists are known to operate in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ansari (a.k.a. Abu Jundal) was captured inside Saudi Arabia and then transferred to Indian custody in June. [See LWJ report, Key Mumbai plotter arrested in Saudi Arabia.]
The Deccan Chronicle reports that Ansari's interrogation reports say he has explained that there is a "great degree of coordination now between Lashkar, Al Qaeda and even the Taliban."
Interestingly, I like to communicate, via Twitter, with terror supporters. He/she/it has this to say about Abu Jundal:
may Allah (SWT) make it easy for the brother...interrogation here = torturedaijiworld.com/news/news_disp…— Abu Hattin (@AbuHattin) July 2, 2012
May the mujahidiot scream out in pain, continue to sing out like a canary, scream out in pain. Rinse, repeat over and over until they gain all the info he holds. Then spit and p*ss on him.
Note: the comment I made is mine and mine alone.
June 29, 2012
Key Mumbai Plotter Arrested in Saudi Arabia
Via the LWJ[Image credit also]
A key suspect in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this month and then turned over to Indian authorities.Pakistan, our allies[snark, ok?]. No surprise here on this development.
Also known as Abu Jundal and Abu Hamza, Ansari has reportedly made significant admissions implicating members of the Pakistani army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency in the planning of the attack. The Mumbai siege was orchestrated by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a longtime proxy of Pakistan's military and intelligence establishment.[emphasis mine..ed]
Ansari allegedly directed Ajmal Kasab, the lone gunman to survive the attack, and other terrorists from a control room in Karachi, Pakistan. As an Indian national, Ansari taught the attackers about Mumbai and Indian culture. Ansari was also reportedly involved in the terrorists' training in a camp run inside Kashmir. The training was headed by Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, LeT's military commander.
El Grillo1 (thanks MK) linked to this article at NDTV, which notes Jundal used Facebook to hunt for terror recruits. Be sure and read it also as it lists "Top 10 Developments" in this. A good guide aka "cheat sheet" in sorting all of this out.
Update: The key LeT's senior leader was taken out
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation, in Watahpur district, Kunar province, yesterday.Next!
The target of the operation was Khatab Shafiq, a Lashkar-e-Taiba leader. Khatab Shafiq was the LeT’s senior leader in Kunar province. He was responsible for several attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, and provided money, weapons and training to insurgents in the region
Khatab Shafiq also established multiple insurgent training camps in eastern Afghanistan, where insurgents learned how to use mortars, rockets and machine guns. Most recently, he was involved with teaching insurgents how to build and emplace improvised explosive devices.
During the operation, the security force positively identified Khatab Shafiq among an armed group of insurgents. After determining there were no civilians in the area, the security force engaged the insurgents with a precision airstrike away from all civilian structures.
After the strike, the Afghan and coalition security force conducted a follow-on assessment and confirmed Khatab Shafiq, along with multiple other insurgents, had been killed.
June 20, 2012
Terrorist Takes Hostages at Toulouse Bank
Three months after the killings of Toulouse and Montauban in which Mohamed Merah had killed seven people, many individuals are being held hostage in a bank in the Pink City by a man claiming allegiance to al Qaeda.Earlier in the week two female police officers were murdered in Collobrieres France after they confronted a Muslim man who was purse snatching. One officer fled after the other was shot, the killer followed her into an alley and shot her in the back seven times.
Update II: The situation has been resolved and the hostages are safe and the terrorist was only slightly wounded. Some are describing him as a mental case, we're glad to see the press as finally come around to the idea that support of Islamic terrorist groups is a mental disorder.
June 06, 2012
Cornhole Watch: NY Muslim Sabirhan Hasanoff Pleads Guilty to Material Support of al-Qaeda
A former Brooklyn resident pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday to providing material support to Al Qaeda.Another co-conspirator Wesam El-Hanafi's case is pending.
The man, Sabirhan Hasanoff, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, was accused in court documents filed by federal prosecutors of conspiring to provide the group with computer advice and other assistance.
...The charge of providing material support to the group carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide that support, which carries a maximum penalty of five years.
Huffpo has a pic of Hasanoff and El-Hanafi here.
June 04, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Four Convicted in Denmark For Planning Terror Attacks Over Muhammad Cartoons
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Four men who planned a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed were found guilty of terrorism Monday.
The men, Swedish residents of North African and Mideast origin, were arrested in late December 2010 just hours before authorities say they planned to carry out a violent attack on the Jyllands-Posten’s offices in Copenhagen.
Sentencing is expected later in the day, and the men could face about 16 years in prison.
Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm, Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri and Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti had been under surveillance by Swedish and Danish intelligence agencies at the time but denied the charges during the trial. The four gave conflicting explanations about the purpose of their journey, which included New Year celebrations in the Danish capital and travel in Sweden.
May 26, 2012
Lawyers Suspect Kenyan Police in Terror Abduction
Human rights officials accused the Kenyan police Friday of eliminating suspected terrorists after armed men dragged a terror suspect out of a car. He was the third terror suspect to be abducted since April.Shame on the Kenyan police if this is true!
Lawyer Mbugua Mureithi said Sylvester Opiyo, also known as Musa Osodo, is the "usual suspect" in terror-related investigations. Opiyo was abducted by armed men Wednesday after the car he was traveling in with five other people broke down in western Kenya, Mureithi said. Police have denied they are holding him.
"When the police begin to say we are not holding that person, that is a very dangerous sign . People are never seen again when police say they don't know where the suspects are," Mureithi said[..]
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Friday the allegation that police are responsible for executions and abductions "is the work of fiction."
The three abductions are not the first time Kenyan police have been accused of extra-judicial actions against security threats. In 2007 the government-funded Kenya National Commission For Human Rights documented the executions and forced disappearances of more than 500 youths associated with a gang known for beheading its victims and running extortion rackets.
Police say Opiyo is one of hundreds of Kenyan youths who are sympathetic to the Somali militant group al-Shabab, which has vowed to attack Kenya in retaliation for its troop deployment.
I fibbed on that last part. I don't like the African Taliban and their sympathizers, especially when they behead people. Missing could mean the African Taliban has them or something or dead. Yeah, dead is good.
May 21, 2012
Islamic Terrorist Calls for Murder of German Anti Sharia Group Members for Insulting Islam
"Far right" in this story and other mainstream media stories means opposition to Islamization and Sharia. "Islamist calls for murder of German far-right party: media," from Expatica, May 20 (thanks to David):The terrorist in question is Abū Ibrāhīm al-’Almānī’. Here is a copy of the threat uploaded to Youtube here by Jundullah Studio.A German Islamist is calling for the murder of members of a far-right party that regularly provokes ultra-conservative Muslims using cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, a newspaper reported.
According to an article due to appear Monday in the Tageszeitung daily, an Islamist from Bonn in western Germany has appeared in a video on an Islamic forum in which he encouraged "the killing of all activists from the Pro NRW party".
Members of the small extreme-right political party held a campaign event using anti-Islamic caricatures ahead of an election in Germany's most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia on May 13.
In his appeal, the Islamist urged the collection of personal information on Pro NRW members, including their home addresses and work schedules, with the goal of attacking them.
You can find more about Abū Ibrāhīm al-’Almānī’ here at Jihadiology. Note the second entry in this category.
Jund Allah Studio presents a new video message from the Islamic Movement of zbekistan’s Abū Ibrāhīm al-’Almānī: “Yes, We Are Terrorists”The group is upset over Pro NRW's counter protest against al-Qaeda supporters in Germany.
During the counter protest the Pro NRW displayed this image of Muhammad with a bomb for Turban.
May 18, 2012
Indonesian Police Close Website Hacked by Terror Suspects
A Malaysian website that was hacked and plundered by Indonesian terrorists to finance their activities has been shut down, an investigator from the police’s antiterror unit said on Thursday[...]When are you going to be arrested LionessOfJihad aka MujahidBonita aka whatevers?:
All of them[Agus Suprianto,Rizki Gunawan, Andri Kurniawan &Dedy Irawan..ed] have been named suspects in terror cases, including the Sept. 2011 suicide bombing of the Kepunton Church in Solo, Central Java.
Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said the suspected hackers used the money they stole to fund terrorism.
The Rp 225 million ($24,300) they siphoned off was used to buy firearms and pay for paramilitary training in Poso, Central Sulawesi, and Malino, South Sulawesi, as well as for the Solo bombing.
من المؤمنين رجال صدقوا ما عاهدوا الله عليه twitter.com/Sofia_Mujahida…— أم هريرة الغريبة (@Sofia_Mujahida7) May 15, 2012
April 27, 2012
WJZ Investigates How A Baltimore County Teen Became An Al-Qaeda Supporter
Majid Khan is the only legal resident of the U.S. at GITMO:
Turning on akhi?
April 20, 2012
3 Arrested at Heathrow on Suspicions of Terrorism
LONDON — Three men have been arrested at Heathrow Airport and held on suspicion of “possessing articles and documents with intent to use them for terrorist purposes overseas,” the police said on Friday.What might those "articles & documents" be?
The suspects, residents of Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, were arrested Thursday night as they arrived from Oman. The police did not release their names.
h/t Laura Walker
April 14, 2012
Press Conference of Cole Bombing Defendant At Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
More importantly, the victims and families:
USS Cole bombing victims and victim family members' press conference following a series of motion hearings in the case of U.S. vs. Al Nashiri, held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Carol Rosenberg, reporter from the Miami Herald, has covered all things GITMO:
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.
April 02, 2012
Internet Haganah: In search of al-Qaida's naughty librarian [Muhdar Hussein Almalki]
Via IH forum:
The indictment of Almalki is available here:Related:
It includes his known online aliases, but they are transliterated from Arabic to Spanish, so they need to be re-rendered as Arabic.
A quick search through my jihadi forum archives for occurrences of one of his aliases, Sami123, returned over 1,500 records. Looking through those, precious few are of any significance. For the most part what you see are posts like this:[see at link...ed]
In fact, *almost* every one of Sami123's posts, be they on Ekhlaas, Faloja, or Shumukh, are nothing more than a copy and paste of the text you see in the image above.
If we assume for a moment that he actually played an important role in al-Qaida's online operations, his involvement in the password-protected assassination workshop at the Shumukh forum was not very smart - especially if that was the event that triggered the investigation:
A small portion of Almalki's list of people who should be assassinated
March 22, 2012
Toulouse Killer Had History Of Violence
Despite some claims that Mohammed Merah was "polite, gentle, and courteous" (scroll down to 12:35), a neighbor has come forward saying Merah threatened her and her family.
In one incident, Merah gave her 15-year-old son a quran and then forced him to watch beheading videos. She filed a complaint with police, who did nothing:
The mother filed a complaint with the police, which according to her caused Merah to become upset. “He came to the front of our home, threatened me and hit me. He said that I was an atheist and that I must pay like all the rest of France’s citizens,” she said.
She further stated that Merah claimed he would “wipe out all those who kill Muslims.” She stated that two days after the incident, Merah struck her son and daughter in the presence of eyewitnesses. However, no one intervened. The mother still has a copy of the complaint that was filed, as well as her daughter’s medical documents.
The woman also stated that the “true mind” behind the suspect was his brother Abdelkader, who is currently in police custody. “It is he who brainwashed [Merah] and often flew out of France,” she said.
Abdelkader is ion a path to become a great Islamic leader or Imam. That is, he appears to be good at motivating others to commit violence but he himself keeps his hands clean. In other words, a coward.
It reminds me of their prophet, Muhammad. He would preach the glory of martyrdom, but he made certain he was never in a position to be martyred himself. Not only did he distance himself from the battlefield, but he took extra precautions to ensure his own safety, such as wearing two coats of mail, surrounding himself with bodyguards willing to die for him, and retreating to nearby mountains when the fighting became too intense.
Update: Howie posted this story before I did, so I briefly removed it. But since we each had different content, we decided to leave this one up.
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.
February 22, 2012
Foiled Again: Azerbaijan Arrests Terror Suspects
(JTA) -- Suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan, while bombs intended for use against Israeli targets in Thailand's capital were discovered hidden in inexpensive portable radios.Mad Mullahs are pesky beotches, ain't they?
The suspects in Azerbaijan are accused of planning terrorist attacks against foreigners in Baku, the Azerbaijan capital, the National Security Ministry said in an announcement Tuesday on Azerbaijan state television. According to reports, the suspects had gathered intelligence on identified targets and bought weapons and explosives.
Last month, at least two men were arrested after planning an attack on two Israeli teachers, Chabad emissaries at the Or Avner school in Baku.
February 17, 2012
Iranian Terrorists Take Note: Don't Mess With Allah Akhbar
Terrorists partying and bedding with infidel prostitutes learn Allah's wrath:
BANGKOK – The three Iranian men detained for allegedly plotting bomb attacks in Bangkok on Israeli diplomats had more than terror on their minds in Thailand. Police said Friday that they had also cavorted with prostitutes at a beach resort.[The prostitutes remembered them because they had never seen such small penises..ed]And Allah knows best...
The news comes as Thai authorities announced they were searching for two more suspects in the botched bomb plot, including a possible explosives specialist who may have been training the Iranians.
The foiled plan was discovered Tuesday when explosives in the men's rented house blew up by mistake, forcing them to flee. Two were detained in the Thai capital, and a third was captured Wednesday in neighboring Malaysia as he reportedly tried to return to Iran.
Or, more importantly, don't mess with dah Jooos, especially the ones hiding behind trees
Iranian bomber blows off his legs in Bangkok as grenade he hurled at police bounces off tree and explodes at his feetThat.is.all
IRI assassins and their girls in Thailand[Images via Aaron]...Fixed link, sorry bout that.
February 08, 2012
Eunice Abdullah Pleads Guilty
It couldn't happen to a nicer keyboard koranimal.
Jesse Morton, a convert to Islam also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, plans to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, his lawyer told Politico. He will plead guilty to conspiracy, communicating threats, and internet stalking, Politico reported. Each felony carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.Hey Eunice, heed Lawrence's advice...
Update by Howie!
Its almost kind of sad that all the really fun Jihadis are, you know, deflowered.
February 07, 2012
Chicago Man Pleads Guilty in Terror Funding Case
How bad is the phenomenon of American citizens supporting terror groups? Bad enough that while reporting on a Somali-American pleading guilty in a terror funding case yesterday, I overlooked the fact that a Chicago man also plead guilty yesterday of providing material support to al Qaeda.
That's one day, two guilty pleas:
A Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida as part of a plea deal hammered out recently with prosecutors.
Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and his ankles shackled, Raja Lahrasib Khan told a judge Monday that he was pleading guilty to one of two counts of attempting to provide material support....
Khan was accused in 2010 of taking steps to send cash to Pakistan-based terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri.