February 23, 2013
British Islamists Holding Conference on Muslim "Hostages"
And by "hostages" they mean "terrorists who have been captured".
December 31, 2012
Somali on UK Terror Watch List Skips Town
Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
Detectives have asked for help to trace a man believed to have absconded from a terror control measure.
Police say Ibrahim Magag, 28, who is of Somali origin, is not considered to "represent a direct threat to the British public".
TPims replaced control orders in January 2012, amid some controversy.
Home Office minister James Brokenshire said: "We do not believe his disappearance is linked to any terrorism planning in the UK."
He added: "The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure in this case was intended to prevent fundraising and overseas travel."
October 22, 2012
Video : Brand New Leather Jacket
September 25, 2012
Hello Abu Hamza, I'm Your Roommate Bubba
I love the smell of soap-on-a-rope in the morning:
He once described Britain as a "toilet" -- now, radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is to be flushed out of the UK legal system and into a potential life sentence in America, the end of an era for perhaps London's most famous anti-Western preacher.It's about time. Let's just hope he's on the next plane out of Heathrow. I have a feeling he's going to find a federal prison less comfortable than the ones in the UK.
After nearly a decade of legal battles, a European court has ruled that the one-eyed, hook-handed al-Masri, who was convicted in a British court and jailed in 2006 for a variety of terror-related crimes, can be extradited to face terror charges in the U.S.
Which reminds me of the only funny joke from the movie Mallrats. It had to do with the Ben Affleck character having a certain predilection in which he lured vulnerable young women into having sex in an uncomfortable place.
The punchline being: You mean like in the back of a VW Bug?
Yeah, that was a good line.
April 16, 2012
Shoe Bomb Conspirator Turns State's Evidence, Sentence Reduced
I'm conflicted: on the one hand, this guy conspired with Richard Reid to blow up an airplane! On the other hand, now he's going to testify against Adis Medunjanin, who's being tried in NYC as we speak (see below).
So, worst case scenario is that Saajid Badat gets out of a British jail early while a guy who threatened America gets a longer sentence.
Yeah, I can live with that. My apologies to British readers, but this appears to be a zero sum game: our win is your loss. That kinda sucks, no?
February 06, 2012
Choudary Taught 6 of 9 Convicted Plotters
He claims he had no idea that they were plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Right. We believe you:
HARDLINE Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary taught six of the nine fanatics jailed last week for plotting to bomb London.
The firebrand cleric even praised the terror gang as “decent young chaps”.
Choudary claimed he had no idea they planned to kill and maim.
Great News: al Qaeda's #1 Guy in UK to be Released
Forget sending him to Jordan, why not deport him to Yemen or Somalia? Then, send in the drones!
A British court ruled Monday that an extremist cleric described as one of Europe’s leading al-Qaida operatives should be released on bail.I don't like torture. I don't condone it. But, you know what? I'm more concerned with human life.
After six years in custody, Abu Qatada could be freed within days for three months under stringent conditions, a judge at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in London said.
Abu Qatada has been fighting to be released after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month he should not be deported to face terror charges in Jordan due to concerns that evidence obtained by torture would be used against him.
When concerns about torture trump concerns for human life, they you know you are on the quick path to civilization suicide.
February 02, 2012
Two German Muslims Sentenced for Posessing "Inspire" Magazine
Samir Khan's Inspire magazine is the gift that keeps giving, long after his death:
Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, both Muslim converts from Solingen in Germany, were arrested in July entering the UK at Dover port....
Emde admitted four counts of possession of copies of Inspire magazine from 2010, featuring the articles "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom", "The ultimate mowing machine", "Technical details" and "Destroying buildings".
Baum admitted a single count of possession of Inspire magazine, featuring an article called "39 ways to participate in jihad".
December 16, 2011
Irony: Group That Supports Government Censorship Laments Conviction of Terror Propagandist
Ahmed Faraz, who published and disseminated propaganda for terrorists in the UK, has been convicted and sentenced to three years. From his bookshop in Birmingham the material he distributed ended up in the hands of, well, just about every unsavory character in the UK:
His customers included Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the July 7 bomb plot, and members of the trans-Atlantic airline gang, who quoted from his texts in their suicide videos.I'm not sure how I feel about laws banning books, but I do know I feel no remorse for this piece of crap.
His books were found among the belongings of Habib Ahmed, a key al-Qaeda lieutenant from Manchester, and Andrew Ibrahim, who planned to blow up a shopping centre in Bristol.
Among a series of raids on the bookshop was one in 2007 as part of an investigation into a plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim solider.
I can't say the same about the evildoers over at Cageprisoners, the "human rights" group which is really a front for terror supporters. The same people who would like to outlaw blasphemy, end freedom of religion, and curtail other basic freedoms lament the state of civil liberties in the UK:
The implication of this case, which is essentially about books and ideas, presents a highly disturbing vision for the future of freedom of expression in Britain. If ideas are deemed controversial, the solution is to debate them, not ban them. Furthermore, if these books are now banned, what will the authorities do with the confiscated stock? One can only assume they will be destroyed – they will be burned.If that's not hubristic hypocrisy, I don't know what is!
UPDATE: Randy adds some more context:
For those of you keeping track of Guantanamo detainees, this very same bookstore was once owned by Moazzam Begg -- the former Gitmo resident who now runs Cageprisoners.
So, it's not just any old jihadi bookstore.
December 02, 2011
Awesome! Abu Izzadeen Arrested Yet Again
British police say 22 people have been arrested outside of the US embassy in London during a protest over the use of military drones in Pakistan.The protest was actually against the strike on Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awaki. The brothers at Ansar Enlgish forum are asking we make Du'ah for Abu Izzadeen and his Akhi from Islam4UK.
Scotland Yard confirmed the arrests on Friday at the demonstration organised by a group calling itself United Ummah.
The demonstration was advertised as a gathering that would include Friday prayers outside of the US embassy to draw attention to "the murder of Muslims with drones".
Add your best wishes in comments.
November 10, 2011
Attn: Muslims Against Crusade
You no longer exist.
PRESS RELEASE DATED 11/11/2011
POLICE RAID THE HOME OF ANJEM CHOUDARY FOLLOWING MAC BAN
Following the ban on Muslims Against Crusades, the dissolved organization that championed the condemnation of western occupation and repression of Muslims lands across the world, British Police have raided the home of Anjem Choudary and a second property in London.
PRESS RELEASE DATED 10/11/2011
MUSLIMS AGAINST CRUSADES HAS BEEN DISSOLVED
Muslims Against Crusades has been dissolved as of 10th November 2011, there are no longer any members of this organisation and all affiliation to this organisation has been cancelled.
November 02, 2011
Abu Izzadeen (Trevor Brooks) Arrested Again
Trevor "Abu Izzadeen" Brooks
Anjem Choudary is claiming that Abu Izzadeen, born Trevor Brooks, has been arrested. The announcement was made on Facebook:
Abu Izzadeen has just been arrested by the khnzeer police. Please make dua that he is released asapNo official announcement has been made by either the British police or by Muslims Against Crusades, the group run by Choudary and Izzadeen. But other Facebook friends of Izzadeen are making the same claim.
Izzadeen served 3 1/2 years for supporting terrorism. Recently Izzadeen's website at Muslims Against Crusades website featured an article asking whether the assassination of President Barrack Obama was legal. This image of the President as he's about to be killed by a sniper rifle was used to promote the article.
If any one knows anything about Izzadeen's arrest, please let us know.
Update by Howie 11/03/2011: Express reports that Izzadeen was arrested for violating the conditions of his probation.
Extremists are known to be planning an event entitled Hell For Heroes – mocking the charity for injured soldiers Help For Heroes – outside the Royal Albert Hall.
It is the same location where a poppy was burned last year, prompting widespread outrage. Demonstrator Emdadur Choudhury, 26, who set fire to the poppy, was fined £50. It is understood Izzadeen, of Leyton, east London, allegedly breached rules over telling police about his home and work addresses.
The protesters, who have sought permission from police to hold the rally, aim to disrupt the minute’s silence held in honour of the war dead.
September 22, 2011
7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring
British police say a seventh man has been arrested in a counterterrorism operation that began earlier this week.H/T Aaron
West Midlands Police said Thursday the 20-year-old was detained in the central England city of Birmingham, on suspicion of “the commission, preparation or instigation” of a terrorism act.
As a reminder, one of the homes raided belonged to a jihadi who had served jail time for threatening to behead British soldiers.
June 13, 2011
Good News: Up to 20 Female Suicide Bombers on the Loose in the UK
I'm not exactly sure what to make of this British tabloid article on a police sweep that netted dozens of women in the UK who were involved in what looks like a massive suicide bombing plot. There's no real time frame given for the events, but it appears that a number of women were arrested, let go, and then followed in order to map out the terrorist networks they were embedded in. After which dozens more were put under surveillance.
The scary part is that women as young as 17 were recruited as suicide bombers. I take that back, the real scary part is that the article claims that at least 20 more potential suicide bombers are on the loose and in the UK.
The thinking is that because officers feared "Muslim sensitivities" that women in burkas were much less likely to be given security scrutiny. If true, it's like the UK is living in bizarro world:
But it is feared there are at least 20 of the Black Widow bombers still at large and ready to carry out their deadly missions.I know we're always being warned that if you profile people then the bad guys will just recruit people who don't meet the profile. But, then again, if you don't profile people their recruiting efforts just become that much easier.
A senior security source said: “The terrorists rely on a woman in a black flowing dress not being stopped. They can’t be searched easily because of their strict rules and it’s hard to see what they are hiding under their robes.
“A lot of people would think twice about searching them for fear of offending religious rules or being accused of sexual harassment or indecency."
UPDATE: Oh, this explains a lot -- Police covered up violent efforts to turn London areas Islamic
February 02, 2011
Would-be British Airway Bomber in Regular Contact with Awlaki
Rajib Karim worked for British Airways and was in regular contact with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki. What could possibly go wrong?
An Islamic extremist landed a job as a British Airways computer expert with the aim of blowing up a plane bound for America, a court heard.If you aren't familiar with the specifics of the case, you really do need to read the whole thing. Karim seems to have come to the UK under the pretense of getting cancer treatments for his son -- at taxpayers' expense. When doctors found out that his son didn't really have cancer, the British government still granted him a work visa -- even though he had raised funds for the al Qaeda linked Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh!
Rajib Karim, 31, is accused of plotting with terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki to commit a ‘spectacular’ atrocity that would lead to ‘widespread loss of life’.
Desperate for martyrdom, the Bangladesh-born fanatic volunteered to train as cabin crew in the hope of blowing up aircraft, it was alleged.
The software engineer is also said to have planned to hijack BA computer systems to ground flights, causing chaos for millions of passengers.
Karim had already begun to build a terror cell in Britain, recruiting a baggage handler from Heathrow Airport and a security guard, it was claimed.
January 26, 2011
UK: Fatwa Against Home Secretary Theresa May - US/Candian Companies Providing Services to Website (Update)
Posters have been put up in Tooting, South London, calling for a fatwa against Home Secretary Teresa May. They appear to be linked to radical Anjem Choudary's Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) group. London, UK.A website was also created: theresamyfatwa.com where you can download a poster [click to enlarge]:
Last paragraph on 'fatwa':
We understand the seriousness of this religious verdict, and will be releasing further information in due course. We ask Allah (SWT) to protect the Muslim captives wherever they may be and to give us the ability to implement His decree on the oppressors.MAC(Muslims Against Crusades)
Domain Name: theresamayfatwa.com
Registered at http://www.dynadot.com
MAC c/o Dynadot Privacy
PO Box 701
San Mateo, CA 94401
PO Box 345
San Mateo, CA 94401
Monday - Saturday
9am - 6pm PST
Hosting provided by iWeb:
Complaints or TOS & AUP violations must be reported to
email@example.com, by fax (1-514-286-1292) or by mail at : iWeb Technologies inc, 20 Place du commerce, Nuns' Island, Montreal (Quebec) H3E 1Z6, CANADA.
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Coordinator
OrgAbuseEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org<<-------------use this one
Do your thing Jawas! Remember, be polite, just inform them the website violates their TOS
Update: Assmaggots decided to explain their fatwa away now.
What is a Fatwa?Pleeze, kaffirs understand taqiyya/doublespeak! The wording won't get you off the hook, so to speak:
There is great confusion among many non-muslims about the meaning of the word 'Fatwa'. It has often been misunderstood to simply mean a 'death sentence' or something similar. In fact this is not the case at all, a fatwa is actually an Islamic verdict derived from the Islamic texts in answer to a specific question. This could be a ruling about the correct way to pray, keep a beard or a marital dispute and could also be an answer to problems of government, crime, law and order or politics.
December 03, 2010
British Airways Worker Offered To Be A Splodey Dope/Advised Terrorists of Airlines Weaknesses
A British Airways computer expert who is alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber appeared in court today to deny terrorism charges.I'm sure family/friends of unexploded dope feels he is really a nice person and stuff. He was just doing the will of Allah & Allah's bud Mo, the pedophile.
Rajib Karim, 31, of Newcastle upon Tyne, remains in custody and is due to go on trial on January 24 at Woolwich Crown Court in south east London.
Bangladesh-born Karim appeared via videolink today at the Old Bailey where he pleaded not guilty to two charges of preparing for terrorism.
Each count covers the period from April 13 2006 to February 26 2010 and includes the allegation that he 'offered to be a martyr or suicide bomber'.
The first charge alleges that he engaged in conduct in preparation of terrorism, with the intention of committing acts of terrorism, including that he 'incited the giving of permission to carry out terrorist acts in the United Kingdom'.
November 04, 2010
Radical Muslimah Roshanara Choudhry: YouTube Made Me Do It
No, YouTube didn't make you stab MP Stephen Timms . What they did do is place terrorist propaganda under "free speech" and continue to do so. For example, I did a YouTube search for Anwar al-Awlaki, who YouTube claims are removing his videos, and was given several choices so I chose anwar al awlaki 2010:
Note, the top one "featured videos":
Miss Choudhry, a talented student, was jailed for life on Wednesday following the attack, which occurred at Mr Timms's constituency surgery in Beckton, east London in May.Hell, there are so many JihadTubers that Jawa needed it's own category for them
In interviews with officers, she disclosed how YouTube had pointed her to incendiary clips of al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, with whom she soon became obsessed.
Choudhry said she had been viewing "interesting" life stories of YouTube users describing how they became Muslim when al-Awlaki's sermons appeared as related content on the site.
As the impressionable 21-year-old watched she became "surprised at how little I knew about my religion" and "motivated to learn more".
After watching hundreds of hours of extremist propaganda online in just six months, she decided to kill in revenge for Britain's involvement in the Iraq war.
Her comments to officers, reported by The Guardian, lay bare just how quickly and easily the young woman, who did not attend a mosque, had become radicalised after the discovering videos of extremist preachers.
As BigPeace said: "Shame on you YouTube, shame on you"
Boobies below fold:
Special thanks to:
October 30, 2010
Cargo Planes Bomb Plot: 'Seconds From Lockerbie II'
According to this article at ExpressUK, the plot was uncovered in *Afghanistan:
AL Qaeda bomb plotters hoped to stage a Lockerbie-style outrage over Britain. Explosives found inside a modified printer ink cartridge on board a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport were primed to detonate in mid-air. The device was active when counter-terror police swooped on the aircraft early on Friday.Certainly makes me wonder about the inbound flight from Dubai escorted by M-15's. I realize they didn't find anything after it was checked but still, rather unnerving.
Yemen-based terrorists had built the bomb to go off in British air space, just like the Lockerbie atrocity of 1988 which killed 270 people.
Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday said: “I can confirm that the device was viable and could have exploded. The target may have been an aircraft and had it it detonated, the aircraft could have been brought down.” Security chiefs initially believed the bomb, which was to be activated via a timer, was destined for a synagogue in the US[...]
*The alert was triggered by intelligence from a unit of GCHQ surveillance experts stationed in Afghanistan, the Sunday Express can reveal. Operating from a converted shipping container in Helmand, the team picked up the words “A wedding gift is being delivered”.
The phrase is an Al Qaeda code meaning a bomb is in transit.[Emphasis mine..ed]
With the help of Saudi agents, GCHQ alerted MI6, which raised the alarm in London and Washington. Counter-terror police intercepted the United Parcel Service plane bound from Yemen to Chicago when it stopped to refuel at East Midlands Airport at 3am on Friday. The suspect package was found with wires protruding from it and connected to mobile phone components. A similar device was found on board another plane in Dubai.
Many thanks to all who aided in thwarting this plot, awesome job!!
Thanks to Intelwire
Update by Jane: The significance of this scenario if true is that it would pin the attack back to Afghanistan/ Pakistan border area. The most significant global terror event prior to the UPS plot was the al Qaeda summit in Wazeristan that brought together Saif al Adel, Saed bin Laden, a variety of characters including Brits and Germans and our Yemen representative, the potentially former Fahd al Quso.
And this would make sense to the extent that AQAP learned to handle PETN from a Pakistani bomb expert, and there was another Pakistani who trained them on poison gasses, according to the governor of Abyan in an interview last year.
In related news, investigators are taking a second look at the recent UPS cargo plane crash in Dubai on 9/3/10, to the relief of one of our commenters.
UK: Cargo Plane Bombs Designed to Explode in Mid-Air
Yemen Arrest 2 Women in Cargo Bomb Plot, Seize 26 Packages
Election Weekend Terrorist Bomb Threat
Police Investigate Bomb Threat At Phila. Airport (UPDATE: And Newark)[UPDATE: Intended for Synagogues in Chicago][10-20 Packages][Plane escorted by F-15s][2 PACKAGES FOUND WITH EXPLOSIVES?!?!?!]
October 29, 2010
For the first time ever, the head of the UK's MI6 has made a public speech. Interesting enough, he claims that the biggest terror threat to the UK comes from abroad. Counterror officials in the US now believe the greatest threat comes from homegrown terrorists.
So which is it?
I can't help but think that both might be right. The UK has a much larger domestic spying capability. In the US, we don't spy on our own citizens. We can investigate them for criminal activity, but not spy.
In the UK they can and do. So, they may have a better pulse on domestic threats and believe they are able to thwart those threats before they mature.
We Yanks? Not so much.
So, our biggest threat is homegrown. Their biggest threat comes from abroad.
It's either that, or one of us is wrong. In which case serious resources are being wasted and our security is at risk.
October 08, 2010
London Univeristy Whitewashes Islamic Extremism on Campus, Ties to Detroit Bomber
I love how the conclusion of an internal review panel is that the University doesn't "vet" the speakers well enough. They should be vetting the students. It's the student run Islamic Society that invites these speakers, not the university. And Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, was president of that group while there.
Detroit bomber's university should vet speakers better:
During his time at UCL, speakers at the university Islamic Society included two members of the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir and one speaker who told students that Osama bin Laden’s argument was “pretty difficult to counter.”A) What's an "illegal view" in the UK?
A report, commissioned by the university, said the student’s union had not adopted a policy of the National Union of Students that would ban extremist groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir from the campus.
“Speakers with controversial but not illegal views were welcome to the extent that they could be expected to stimulate debate,” it said.
B) "Stimulate debate". Right. Like the University would let a Nazi speak. You know, to "stimulate debate".
And the whitewash/denial goes on:
In internet postings while he was at school Abdulmutallab wrote about conflicts between his religious views and his feelings about women and recounted “jihadist fantasies.”No signs of extremism. Other than the jihad fantasies. Oh, and the inviting extremists to speak. The very extremists these same people study condemn. But other than those two little things, no extremism at all!
But the panel found that he had shown no signs of extremism while at UCL.
I don't blame the University for Abdulmutallab joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, that's his fault. But to say there were no signs? Give me a break!
Hat tip: Quilliam Foundation
October 06, 2010
UK Terror Attack "Highly Likely"
The article speaks for itself:
The fresh advice on France's defence ministry website says: "The British authorities consider that the terror threat level is very high in the United Kingdom and that the risk of an attack is highly likely.I'm not sure what the most touristy placed in London are. I've been there a number of times.
"It is recommended to show extreme vigilance on public transport and at the most-visited tourist sites."
My advice: Skip the changing of the guards at Buckingham. It's not worth it.
The London eye is lame.
British Museum: two thumbs up.
Tower of London: super-awesome-o, plus they have a mini version of the changing of the guards and you're like 5 feet from the guy versus behind a crowd of people fifty deep at Buckingham.
Piccadilly Circus: weeeeak
Soho: weeeak + sleazy
Anyway, keep an eye out and be safe.
September 21, 2010
Terror Supporters to Rally in Manchester
As if Manchester needed any more terror supporters.
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Cageprisoners is a front for the followers of Omar Bakri Mohammad, Abu Hamza Masri, and others who believe that the Taliban and al Qaeda are the good guys. Sure they bring in a few leftists to rail against US and UK foreign policy, but since when have the violent Islamists ever had a problem working with them?
Thanks to SMW.
August 15, 2010
UK: Muslim Gangs Force Middle Class Girls Into Sex Trade
Disgusting, feckin bast**d pedophiles!
This week a girl who was abducted at the age of 14 and forced to work as a sex slave gave evidence in court that helped convict the nine men who sexually abused her. In this article, Sue Reid reveals how charities are helping those victims of this terrible abuse and importantly, why they are pushing the state to not hold back in their quest to find and convict the grotesque individuals.PC/death threats enters the picture.
Click image for rest:
Money quote: "‘Asian men in these gangs believe white girls have low morals compared with Muslim girls. They believe they wear what they describe as slags’ clothing showing their bodies, and deserve what they get.’"
Thanks to KL
August 02, 2010
Would-be Terrorists Arrested in .... Caernarfon?
Caernarfon may be one of the coolest places in Wales. There's a pub, right on the water below the castle, where they give you dirty looks if you speak English.
Just kidding, they're good people who welcome the tourists. But the last time I was there me and a friend were the only ones not speaking Welsh.
This is a small town. These two dudes must have stuck out like a sore thumb in the town where the Prince of Wales is crowned. Or investured. Or whatever it is they call it.
A FATHER and son from North Wales have been arrested on explosives charges.Apparently they were going to send a bomb MI5. Not smart.
The two Asian men were arrested in separate raids in a joint operation by the Metropolitan and North Wales police forces early Friday morning.
The pair, aged 52 and 21, were then driven to a central London police station where they were yesterday being quizzed.
The younger man was arrested at 6am at Ael-y-Garth, in the Twt Hill area of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, while the older man - whom eyewitnesses identified as his father - was arrested in nearby Hampton Road.
July 13, 2010
Abu Abdullah - Finsbury Park Mosque
Word on the street says that Abu Abdullah, Hamza's #2, is out of the clink. Here is an old CNN snippet on him below the fold.
June 30, 2010
Abu Hamza's Son Gets a Year for Attacking Police
The son of radical cleric Abu Hamza has been convicted of attacking police at a demonstration.
Any one seen this video? I thought we had it up last year, but I can't seem to find it. Daily Mail:
The student son of radical cleric Abu Hamza was today jailed for a year after confessing to throwing missiles at police officers during violent protests outside the Israeli embassy.That would now be four of Abu Hamza's kids in jail. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?
Yasser Kamel, 20, disguised his face with a scarf and used a stolen police riot shield for protection during the 'peak time of violence' at the demonstration against Gaza sanctions.
Kamel was caught on camera throwing four missiles at police during a 45-minute period he spent 'at the front-line' as hundreds of protesters confronted officers in January 2009.
PS-This reminds me, any one hear from Glen Jenvey lately. You know, since he reverted to Islam and is now hanging around with this crowd?
UPDATE: Square Mile Wife was there and took some pics. Guess who was also there? George Galloway.
She also has the video showing the rioters throwing stuff at the police.
May 18, 2010
UK Wont Deport al-Qaeda Member Abid Naseer
The alleged leader of an al-Qaeda plot to bomb targets in north-west England has won his appeal against deportation.The real kicker is he has never been charged with a crime. So will he eventually be released in the UK, free to plant a bomb on the subway?
A special immigration court said Abid Naseer was an al-Qaeda operative - but could not be deported because he faced torture or death back home in Pakistan.
Mr Naseer, 23, was one of 10 Pakistani students arrested last April as part of a massive counter-terrorism operation in Liverpool and Manchester.
Another student, Ahmad Faraz Khan, also 23, won his appeal on similar grounds.
March 01, 2010
UK: Those Pesky Youths At It Again (Updated)
Threatening more Tube bombings[NTA]
The UK’s Daily Express reports that secret services are desperately trying to identify an Al Qaeda Lord Haw Haw speaking on a disturbing video threatening more Tube bombings and attacks on the Queen and political leaders.More on this from Express.Co.UK. They mention the video is called "The West & the Dark Tunnel. There is a group of old videos (Oct 09) narrated by American turned alQaeda terrorist Adam Gadahn. Unable to find this certain one, if indeed it in this group of vids or a new one from this user: JihadMediaTV
The British terrorist has a distinct east London accent and is clearly at the heart of all new operations being planned by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization.
Like Lord Haw Haw broadcasting from Nazi Germany in the war, the sinister propagandist tries to rile followers against Britain and introduces a message smuggled out of jail from Abu Qatada, who has been described as Al Qaeda’s ambassador to Europe.BTW, JihadMediaTV needs to be gone, just sayin.
The film, ominously called The West and The Dark Tunnel, depicts a graphic showing train lines leading into a tunnel.
There are also shots of the 7/7 London bombings with an underlying threat that more actions are being actively planned.
UPDATE: Cyber Jihad Denied!!
February 28, 2010
Islamist Cancer Metastasizing in UK's Labour Party
Hardline Islamist fundamentalist radicals are quietly infiltrating political parties in the United Kingdom with the aim of transforming British society and implementing sharia law. From the Telegraph:
The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) — which believes in jihad and sharia law, and wants to turn Britain and Europe into an Islamic state — has placed sympathisers in elected office and claims, correctly, to be able to achieve “mass mobilisation” of voters.The IFE has been sucking up UK government funds:
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister, said the IFE had become, in effect, a secret party within Labour and other political parties.
We have established that the group and its allies were awarded more than £10 million of taxpayers’ money, much of it from government funds designed to “prevent violent extremism”.And anti-Iraq war lunatic George Galloway has been exposed as an Islamist shill:
IFE leaders were recorded expressing opposition to democracy, support for sharia law or mocking black people. The IFE organised meetings with extremists, including Taliban allies, a man named by the US government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and a man under investigation by the FBI for his links to the September 11 attacks.
George Galloway, a London MP, admitted in recordings obtained by this newspaper that his surprise victory in the 2005 election owed more to the IFE “than it would be wise – for them – for me to say, adding that they played a “decisive role” in his triumph at the polls.An honorable man would resign rather than continue on as a Quisling.
January 22, 2010
Red Alert: UK Raises Terror Threat Level, Attack "Highly Likely"
What does this mean? That a terrorist attack against the UK is not imminent, but is highly likely. Um, I'm not sure the distinction eases my fears any.
The UK terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe", Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said.Apparently the raising of the threat level is somehow connected to the failed Christmas Day underwear bombing which was planned by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP continues to saber rattle over attacks by the Yemeni Army against them.
The new alert level means a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely". It had stood at substantial since July....
Mr Johnson stressed there was no intelligence to suggest a terrorist attack was imminent.
The decision to raise the threat level was made by the UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC).
Given the recent events at Fort Hood and Little Rock, I'd be mindful of home-grown jihadis. Even though the Brits are much better at keeping an eye on domestic terrorists, the numbers of would-be jihadists in the UK are astronomical -- literally thousands and thousands of young men with sympathies toward al Qaeda. And with those kinds of numbers, it's really hard to keep tabs.
UPDATE: The Times has a different take on what this is connected to:
"The Times understands that the decision to raise the threat level is connected to the conference on Afghanistan taking place at Lancaster Gate, London, next Thursday.Thanks to Leap of Faith.
Sources said there had been intensive discussions throughout the day relating to intelligence suggesting a possible attempted “spectacular” by an al-Qaeda affiliated group."
November 16, 2009
Five Arrested in UK Terror Raids
(Manchester, England) Early this morning, around 40 officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit raided at least four properties in the Greater Manchester area.
Five men have been arrested and further arrests are possible.
The 4 AM raids were conducted by unarmed officers who now are searching the properties. Police said the raids are related to an alleged overseas terror threat and not due to any danger in the Greater Manchester area. The names of the arrested suspects have not been released.
Police said it was a "low-key operation." Heh, I disagree. If the feds roust my pristine glutes out of the sack at 4 AM, I'd be highly-keyed. (Links)
October 19, 2009
Video: UK Islamists Pretty Much Proving Geert Wilders' Point for Him
Listen carefully as the protester notes that while he personally wouldn't kill Geert Wilders, that Islam calls for the death penalty for all those who insult any of the prophets. That right after dropping the names of Theo Van Gogh.
But, you know, this isn't a threat.
Thanks to James.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention this earlier but "uptight" reminded me of it. The interview was by Press TV -- Iran's English language news service.
September 01, 2009
Bombmaking Notes Found on UK Train
It's what they're not telling you in this article that's telling. First, they let you know what happened:
The discovery of bomb-making notes on a train sparked a bank holiday security alert.What they don't tell you?
Armed police were called in to search two trains at Luton station on Monday night after cleaners found documents describing "how to make a bomb", Bedfordshire Police said.
The notes were found at 8.23pm while one of the trains was at Bedford Station, and it left for Luton with around 50 passengers before the staff could raise the alarm.
Police took off the passengers at Luton, searching that train and another one which had also arrived from Bedford.
That on Sunday a group of "Asian youths" attacked the police in Luton.
These "Asian youths" really being a bunch of young Muslims. A number of Omar Bakri Mohammad's followers call Luton their home. It was these followers and fellow-travellers of al Mujahiroun who protested the homecoming of British troops calling them 'baby killers'.
Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
August 05, 2009
Noted al Qaeda Supporter to Speak at "Human Rights" Fundraiser in London [Updated: Noted Terror Apologist Responds]
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki is hands down the most popular public al Qaeda supporter in the English speaking world. His sermons justifying the radical Islamist vision of the Taliban, al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are viral among jihadis and their sympathizers the world over.
Although an American citizen -- formerly of Colorado and once the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University -- he lives in Yemen. After being released from a Yemeni prison for his overtly pro-al Qaeda sermons, al-Awlaki continues to preach violent jihad online.
Most recently, al-Awlaki posted a message congratulating the "mujahidin" for killing members of Yemen's Army. Those "mujahideen" belonged to al Qaeda.
Now, al-Awlaki will be a key note speaker at a "human rights" fundraiser. While he will not personally be at the event -- one can only hope that he would be considered persona non grata in the UK -- he will be delivering his sermon via video.
The annual Ramadan fundraiser for "Cageprisoners" featured such "human rights activists":
Sami El Haj - Al-Jazeera, former Guantanamo prisonerNotice a pattern here?
Mustafa Terry Holdbrooks Jnr - Former US Military Policeman who embraced Islam in Guantanamo
Binyam Mohamed - Former Guantanamo prisoner, speaking publicly for the first time since his release
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - Eminent Islamic Scholar (video message)
Ahmed Ghappour - Lawyer for the legal charity Reprieve, who represent over 30 prisoners in Guantanamo
Moazzam Begg - Director, Cageprisoners, former Guantanamo detainee
Yvonne Ridley - Journalist, Patron, Cageprisoners, speaking about the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her visit to Bagram
Amir Sulaiman - Acclaimed poet of the spoken word, reciting his works and some poems from Guantanamo
Mustafidh Gani - Shariah Graduate and Teacher
Followed by prayers led by:
Moussa Zemmouri (Former Guantanamo prisoner)
If "Cageprisoners" is really so concerned about "human rights" and the plight of Guantanamo deatainees, then why is it featuring al Qaeda's most famous English speaking apologist?
The answer, of course, is that Cageprisoners is just a front for the kind of radical Islam embraced by al Qaeda and the Taliban in Britain. It always has been.
The fundraiser will be held at Kensington Town Hall, presumably a public facility. And if you scroll down to the bottom of the announcement page, you realize that now one of radical Islam's front groups has corporate sponsorship.
An al Qaeda spokesman using public facilities and funded by British corporations.
It's as if 9/11 and 7/7 never really happened.
UPDATE: One of the speakers, Yvonne Ridley, responds in the comments section. She notes that Imam Anwar al-Awlaki "never been charged or convicted of anything".
I never said that he had.
However, any one that disputes that al-Awlaki is a supporter of al Qaeda doesn't know Anwar al-Awlaki. Or is a liar. If I believed for an instance that Ms. Ridley had the intellectual capacity to spot truth from lies, I might accuse her of being the latter of the two. As it is, I just think she's crazy.
Look at al-Awlaki's most recent blog posting in which he, personally, congratulates al Qaeda for a recent attack.
(Update by Jane: this WaPo article details Awlaki's connection to 9/11 highjackers al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi, funding of al Qaeda through the US branch of a Yemeni charity and his visits with intermediaries of bin Laden and "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman while Awlaki was still in the US. The FBI also determined that Awlaki continued working with al Qaeda after he left the US in 2002 .)
As Ridley well knows, al-Awlaki is by far the most popular "scholar" amongst the English speaking Salaafi jihadi crowd. His series of sermons expounding on al-Ayyiri's Constants on the Path of Jihad are key in understanding the jihadi mindset, which is why, again, they are considered an essential component in Jihad 101 -- at least, among those with limited Arabic skills.
For further evidence, I would point Ms. Ridley to NEFA's recent expose on the influence of al-Awlaki's sermons on would-be terrorists in the West.
No, he's never been charged with any specific offense. But he is a backer of violent jihad. For instance, his support of the designated terrorist group al-Shabaab -- a group that has pledged loyalty to Osama bin Laden.
Thousands of al Qaeda supporters have never been charged with anything.
If al-Awlaki would disavow al Qaeda and condemn them -- without any reservations -- then I would happily retract the accusation that he supports them.
But Ms. Ridley already knows that this isn't going to happen. She and her friends at Cageprisoners may feign that al-Awlaki has been wrongly accused and that the real issue is Guantanamo, but this is all obfuscation.
The same kind of obfuscation we see in her comments to me, where she praises Obama for promising to close Gitmo. You throw a bone to the peacenicks in order to make yourself seem like one of them.
But what she fails to mention is that her group, Cageprisoners, believes Obama has secret detention facilities all over the world where thousands of Muslims are routinely tortured.
From the very same announcement of the fundraiser which Ms. Ridley will be participating in, and which her comments are meant to defend:
However, we at Cageprisoners - and the former prisoners and their families - knew the devil was in the detail of what had not been said. The secret and extraordinary renditions programme had not been mentioned; the military detention facilities - like the ones in Abu Ghraib, Kandahar or Bagram - had not been mentioned; and, the proxy detention and torture sites had not been mentioned. To add, it appears that closing Guantanamo before the 20th January 2010 deadline may be too tall an order after all. The fact is that imprisonment without charge or trial is still very much a thing of the present.If it isn't clear what kind of group this is -- one that melds leftwing extremist paranoia with the paranoia endemic to the Muslim world -- continue reading.
Yvonne Ridley herself is key in understanding the odd coalition of Islamist fanatics and leftwing activists. She is both.
She is an apologist for terror. Her ex-husband, Daoud Zaaroura, was a terrorist with the PLO. After being held captive by the Taliban, she turned an apologist for them.
She ran for an MP slot on the Respect Coalition -- a failed political party made up of Communists, peace activists, Muslims who believe there is a worldwide conspiracy against them, and led by the man who never met a terrorist he didn't like, George Galloway.
Again, take a look at the people Cageprisners calls "victims" and who the group agitates for release. From a previous post about Ms. Ridley:
Take a gander at the prisoners they're trying to get set free and you'll see names like Johnny Walker Lindh (admitted American Taliban), Jose Padilla (suspected in a plot to commit "dirty bomb" attacks), and, unsurprising, the blind mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing, Sheikh Omar Abdur Rahman.That aforementioned post, not so incidentally, was written because Ms. Ridley was helping spread rumors--- started by al Qaeda operatives -- that attempted murderer and known al Qaeda financier Aafiya Siddiqui was secretly held for years in Bagram, Afghanistan.
Here's a woman who finds it difficult to condemn the former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, but who has no problem condemning any war fought anywhere by any one against Muslim fanatics -- even if that war itself is being fought by less fanatical Muslims.
But really, what should we expect from a woman who's hatred of American runs so deep that even al Jazeera fired her for being an extremist?
When al Jazeera thinks you're an extremist, you just might be an extremist.
And how did she know that I mentioned her name in this post in the first place? Let me suggest that she's the kind of person who Google's her own name, routinely.
The woman is so paranoid, that she actually thinks the CIA gave enough of a crap about her that they wanted her dead.
The CIA. Wanted her dead.
That's the kind of person we're talking about here. That's the kind of organization we have in Cageprisoners.
To reiterate: Cageprisoners will be featuring a known al Qaeda supporter as a key note speaker in an upcoming fundraiser. The money is used to agitate for the freeing of convicted terrorists, like Omar Abdur Rahman. The group is using a public facility for this and now has corporate sponsorship.
This cannot be a good thing.
July 23, 2009
Man Insults Islam with Predictable Results
And by "insulting Islam" they mean "boinking a married woman".
A married Muslim woman has been warned by police that she could be murdered after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid.Seven have been arrested.
The 24-year-old Muslim man had the acid poured down his throat and was stabbed and beaten with bricks by four men.
He is not expected to live after suffering 90 per cent burns in the London attack, which blinded him and left his tongue destroyed.
The Danish victim, who is of Asian origin, is said to have ‘insulted’ her strictly religious relatives, which includes women who wear the hijab.
Thanks to Hot Air's link thingy.
July 07, 2009
Victims' Memorial - July 7th Terror Attack on London (sticky)
(London, England) A £1m memorial to the victims of the July 7th 2005 terror attack on London will be unveiled today in Hyde Park.
Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall will join senior MPs, survivors and family members of the victims for the ceremony which takes place on the fourth anniversary of the terror attacks.The four bombings by Islamist terrorists occurred at Tavistock Square, Edgware Road, King's Cross and Aldgate.
The Prince of Wales is expected to speak at the event, before laying a wreath and meeting bereaved families.
Sir Trevor Mcdonald has been invited to the unveiling, where he will read out the names of the victims before a minute's silence.
Each of the 52 victims is represented by a three metre high pillar, with the pillars arranged in four groups which represent the locations of the bombings.
A plaque with the victims' names has also been placed in the grass banks at the eastern end of the memorial.
Although it scarcely needs mentioning, many Americans share the pain of Britain's loss. And, for what it's worth, I'm just as sickened and outraged now as I was four years ago. Never forget.
June 29, 2009
Anjem Choudary's Newest Al-Muhajiroun Member
This is the shocking picture of a young, white schoolboy being converted to Islam by a cleric linked to a radical Muslim hate preacher.Oh but here's the video.
The bewildered 11-year-old, who gives his name as Sean was filmed repeating Arabic chants and swearing allegiance to Allah.
The boy is prompted throughout by controversial cleric Anjem Choudary, a follower of exiled hate-preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Hat Tip: Tim at Opinion Bug.
May 27, 2009
Video: British Muslims fighting in Somalia
A couple of weeks old, but still relevant given that: a) I just got back from the UK; b) most Brits are clueless about extremism in the Somali community; c) two of the 7/7 bombers were Somali immigrants who were congregants at the Finsbury Park Mosque; d) most Americans are clueless about al Qaeda's role in Somalia; and d) so's your face!
Apologies if someone else posted it.
Also: FREE JAWA NOW!
H/T: Samir Khan.
April 10, 2009
Good News: Al Qaeda Supporter to Address London Audience
Harry's Place brings us the good news that the American born Anwar al Awlaki will be speaking in London. If you follow the English speaking jihadis, you'd know that the American born Awlaki is by far the most popular pro-al Qaeda cleric with street cred.
If that wasn't bad enough, the event will be held in a government owned facility.
British tax dollars hard at work!