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The Islamic Crime of Pushing ‘911 conspiracy theories’ [“truthers” – Rewriting Muslims’ perpertrated massacre of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001]

December 19, 2010

The Islamic Crime of Pushing ‘911 conspiracy theories’ [“truthers” – Rewriting Muslims’ perpertrated massacre of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001]


9/11 conspiracy theories rife in Muslim world [WashingtonPost]

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
The Associated Press

Saturday, October 2, 2010; 7:09 AM

ISTANBUL — About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

To many people in the West, the statement was ludicrous, almost laughable if it weren’t so incendiary. And surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that the U.S. orchestrated the attacks.

However, the belief persists strongly among a minority, even with U.S. allies like Turkey or in the U.S. itself. And it cannot be dismissed because it reflects a gulf in politics and perception, especially between the West and many Muslims.

“That theory might be true,” said Ugur Tezer, a 48-year-old businessman who sells floor tiles in the Turkish capital, Ankara. “When I first heard about the attack I thought, ‘Osama,’ but then I thought the U.S. might have done it to suppress the rise of Muslims.”

Compassion for the United States swept the globe right after the attacks, but conspiracy theories were circulating even then. It wasn’t al-Qaida, they said, but the United States or Israel that downed the towers. Weeks after the strikes, at the United Nations, President George W. Bush urged the world not to tolerate “outrageous conspiracy theories” that deflected blame from the culprits.

However, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan provided fodder for the damning claim that the U.S. killed its own citizens, supposedly to justify military action in the Middle East and to protect Israel. A 2006 survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found that significant majorities in Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan and Turkey – all among the most moderate nations in the Islamic world – said they did not believe Arabs carried out the attacks.

Two years later, a poll of 17 nations by WorldPublicOpinion.org, an international research project, found majorities in nine of them believed al-Qaida was behind the attacks. However, the U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians.

Such beliefs have currency even in the United States. In 2006, a Scripps Howard poll of 1,010 Americans found 36 percent thought it somewhat or very likely that U.S. officials either participated in the attacks or took no action to stop them.

Those who say the attacks might have been an “inside job” usually share antipathy toward the U.S. government, and often a maverick sensibility. Besides Ahmadinejad, high-profile doubters include Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura has questioned the official account. Conspiracy theorists have heckled former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Americans during speeches.

Controversy over U.S. actions and policies, including the widely discredited assertions that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, reinforced the perceptions of conspiracy theorists. Iranians dug deeper into history, recalling the U.S.-backed coup in their country in 1953.

“Initially, I was doubtful about the conspiracy theories. But after seeing the events in later years, I don’t have any doubt that it was their own operation to find a pretext to hit Muslim countries,” said Shaikh Mushtaq Ahmed, a 58-year-old operations manager in a bank in Pakistan. “It’s not a strange thing that they staged something like this in their own country to achieve a big objective.”

In March, an editorial in The Washington Post harshly criticized Yukihisa Fujita, a lawmaker with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, for saying in an interview that some of the Sept. 11 hijackers were alive and that shadowy forces with advance information about the plot played the stock market for profit. Fujita said the article contained factual errors.

The record shows that al-Qaida agents on a suicide mission hijacked four American passenger planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people. The evidence is immense: witness accounts, audio recordings, video and photographic documentation, exhaustive investigations and claims of responsibility by al-Qaida.

Yet every fact and official assertion only feeds into alternative views that become amplified on the Internet, some tinged with anti-Semitism because of the close U.S.-Israeli alliance. They theorize that a knowing U.S. government stood by as the plot unfolded, or that controlled demolitions destroyed the Twin Towers, and the Pentagon was hit by a missile.

“All this, of course, would require hundreds if not thousands of people to be in on the plot. It speaks volumes for the determination to believe something,” said David Aaronovitch, the British author of “Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History.”

“This kind of theory really does have a big impact in the Middle East,” he said. “It gets in the way of thinking seriously about the problems in the area and what should be done.”

A U.S. State Department website devotes space to debunking conspiracy theories about Sept. 11, in the apparent belief that the allegations must be addressed forcefully rather than dismissed out of hand as the ruminations of a fringe group.

“Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored. As a superpower, the United States is often cast as a villain in these dramas,” the site says.

Tod Fletcher of Petaluma, California, has worked as an assistant to David Ray Griffin, a retired theology professor, on books that question the Sept. 11 record. He was cautious about the Iranian president’s comments about conspiracy theories, suggesting Ahmadinejad may have been politically motivated by his enmity with the U.S. government.

“It seems like it’s the sort of thing that could lead to further vilification of people who criticize the official account here in the United States,” Fletcher said.


FILE – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo. Amhadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) (Jason Decrow – AP) Network NewsX Profile



Torchia reported from Istanbul. Associated Press Writers Gulden Alp in Ankara, Turkey, and Zarar Khan in Islamabad contributed to this report.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/02/AR2010100200663_2.html



Exclusive Interview with Iran’s President – Fox News Video… Sep 24, 2010

…Exclusive Interview with Iran’s President
Ahmadinejad asked about comments suggesting 9/11 attacks were an inside job…

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4348737/exclusive-interview-with-irans-president/

Sitting With Ahmadinejad « Liveshots

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September 25, 2010 – 10:33 PM | by: Eric Shawn
“A feisty interview,” is what the Associated Press called it.

Boy, was it ever.

Sitting down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a provocative, if not unsettling, experience.

At one point he accused me of judging him, and asked if I was representing the U.S. government AND the United Nations Security Council.

And he asserted “it is true you are backed by the Defense Department of the United States.”

I am?

“You are speaking on the part of the U.S. government,” he said.

“No sir,” I answered. “I am a journalist. I am an independent, objective journalist.”

“But right now you said that the U.S. government has condemned Iran, and that the U.N. Security Council has, and do you represent them?”

“No I do not,” I shot back. “I am representing fact.”

I asked him about his controversial comments about 9/11, in which he claimed that most people believe that the American government was actually behind the terrorist attacks. I asked how he could say such “an insane and nutty thing” and insult millions of Americans. Using words like “insane” and “nutty” during an interview is not my typical style. Then again, this was hardly a garden variety interview. And Ahmadinejad certainly has never hesitated to lob the most potentially insulting and incendiary accusations towards our country and head of state. I asked what proof he had for such a claim, and pointed out that Usama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda have publicly taken credit for the attacks. He said he was insulted — ironic, given his own comments — and explained that he was not giving his own opinion, but merely exploring some of the theories that have been raised about 9/11.

“I did not give an opinion of my own,” he said. “I actually suggested that a fact- finding group, a mission be formed to delve into the truth. Do you think that the entire world has to accept what the U.S. government tells them?”

President Ahmadinejad again denied that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb, and I asked why anyone should believe him considering the fact that Iran is violating four United Nations Security Council resolutions.

“We do not insist that you should believe us,” he said. “We’ve never said that you should. You are free not to believe us. But why would you insist on exposing your view on us with resolutions, with force?”

He said he would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Why should I meet him?” he asked. And he denied Iran supports terrorism, saying “from the day American troops and the allied troops entered Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorists have increased one-hundred fold…we are victims of terrorism.”

He often answered questions with questions, and didn’t want to be interrupted, as I repeatedly tried to clarify and challenge some of his assertions. He accused me “of almost arguing” with him. It’s hard not to “almost argue” with someone who looks you straight in the eye and suggests that your government is behind the killing of thousands of its own people. It’s hard not to “almost argue” with someone who would represent himself as a purveyor of peace, even as his regime continually defies Security Council resolutions regarding its disputed nuclear program and condones the stoning of its own people. It’s hard not to “almost argue” with someone who has questioned the Holocaust and has called for wiping Israel off the map.

And at the end of the day, he insists that his message to the “good people of America” is one of peace and good will….. a message, delivered, as all his statements seems to be, with a smile.

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/09/25/sitting-with-ahmadinejad/

Tense Fox Interview: Ahmadinejad Defends 9/11 Insults | The Blaze Sep 24, 2010

In an interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fox News’ Eric Shawn asked the notorious Iranian President to explain and defend his inflammatory tirade before the United National General Assembly in which he suggested the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were actually carried out by the U.S. government:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ahmadinejad-defends-911-insults

France24 – US delegation walks out after Ahmadinejad 9/11 comments Sep 24, 2010

… For Ahmadinejad to propagate conspiracy theories at the UN is vile and … Obama condemns Ahmadinejad ‘hateful’ 9/11 remarks. DIPLOMACY …

http://www.france24.com/en/20100923-usa-ahmadinejad-911-comments-un-walk-out-middle-east

CNN.com – Transcripts

Aired September 23, 2010 – 16:03 ET

I can tell you that the U.S. government has just replied to — explaining the walkout — quote from the U.S. Mission of the U.N.: “Rather that representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people, Mr. Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable…

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1009/23/rlst.02.html

CNN.com – Transcripts

Aired December 3, 2010 – 17:58 ET

BLITZER: And some of these conspiracy theories in the Middle East go back to 9/11.

TODD: That’s right.

BLITZER: They believe it was either a U.S. plot or an Israeli plot, or they don’t believe al Qaeda actually was responsible, even though al Qaeda takes responsibility.

TODD: Right.

BLITZER: It still lingers out there. Those conspiracy theories are wild. Aaron David Miller is right when it comes to the Middle East. TODD: Right.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/03/sitroom.02.html

Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law – Page 167 – Nonie Darwish – (Thomas Nelson Inc,) 2008
(ISBN 1595551611, 9781595551610) – History – 288 pages

Being prone to conspiracy theories is very prevalent in the Muslim world. Perhaps 80 percent of Arabs believe that 9/11 was perpetrated by Jews, …

http://books.google.com/books?id=5gkGg9Ps_MwC&pg=PA167

Nonie Darwish on Myspace

Nonie on 9-11 Muslim Conspiracy Theories
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnlvdXR1YmUuY29tL3YvdWNVYmNUMkdyRk0mcmVsPTE=

http://www.myspace.com/noniedarwish


Ahmadadinejad is compared -workdwide- to Adolf Hitler

By:

US officials.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8166248/WikiLeaks-US-referred-to-Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-as-Hitler.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3991029,00.html

Abu-Dabi’s Crown prince

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/middleeast/29iran.html?pagewanted=2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333879/WikiLeaks-terrorists-says-leading-US-congressman-Peter-King.html

Pastor John Hagee.
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=170528

Christian group.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3427247,00.html

Italy’s PM S. Berlusconi
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/during-visit-berlusconi-draws-parallel-between-ahmadinejad-and-hitler-1.262576

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/30448

S. Peres.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/peres-to-obama-no-choice-but-to-compare-iran-to-nazis-1.275427

German chancellor, Angela Merke.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article727156.ece
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1054236/Iran-protest-Israeli-minister-says-Yes-ok-kidnap-Ahmadinejad.html

U.S. Senator.
http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8695

E. Olmert.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3245121,00.html

Mitt Romney.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/4/27/80931.shtml

Former speaker of the House: N. Gingrich.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/1/25/100038.shtml


The ‘911 Conspiracy Theories’ origin: Iranian backed Arab-Muslim Terrpr Group: Hezbollah – First to come up with a vile theroy on Sep. 17, 2001

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Take Root in Arab/Muslim World Sep 8, 2006

…it was Hezbollah’s television station al-Manar, six days after 9/11, that “reported” that 4,000 Israelis employed at the World Trade Center did not show up for work that day because they were told in advance of the attacks…. And there are plenty of people, for a variety of reasons, who are ready to buy into such a theory — some because they don’t like Israel; some because they don’t like America; some because the preaching of radical Islamic mullahs has brought anti-Semitism into the mosque; some because it is easier to blame the Jew than face up to the challenge of terrorist versions of Islam.

The 9/11 conspiracy theory tells a lot about how these things work. It is exactly because the charge is so absurd and shown to be false that it has such appeal. Who could think that Israel would commit such a heinous act against its main ally in the world? The deviousness and cunning that underlies this perspective is what makes it so alluring. The evil that explains it has no bounds. All, it is said, is done to draw the United States into a war against Islam to serve Zionist ends…

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Anti_Semitism_Arab/911_Conspiracies.htm

Anger, conspiracy and 9/11 truth Sep 11, 2006 [WND]

… However, where 9/11 conspiracy theorists cross the line into … Let’s bring this down to earth with an illustration: Have you ever wondered why so much of the Arab-Muslim world eagerly believes the wildest, most laughably absurd conspiracy theories?

Right now, for instance, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV is broadcasting with a straight face the claim that “Zionist squads specializing in car bombs” are terrorizing Iraq. Meanwhile, Hezbollah’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, insists that all the bombings of Christian churches in Iraq have been the work of the CIA and Mossad.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=37777


About the racist anti-Semitic Arab-Muslim Hezbollah’s media: ‘al-Manar’

New York Man Charged With Enabling Hezbollah Television Broadcasts … Aug 25, 2006

… The Hezbollah station, Al Manar — or “the beacon” in Arabic — was designated a global … which he characterized as racist and anti-Semitic, …

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/nyregion/25tv.html

Al-Manar: Beacon of Hate :: Middle East Forum Aug 18, 2006 …

Hezbollah has long used the satellite broadcaster Al-Manar as a medium for … law due to its anti-Semitic/Western and racist programming. …

http://www.meforum.org/990/al-manar-beacon-of-hate

Hezbollah: Al-Manar: Hezbollah Television Mar 31, 2008 …

Al-Manar’s former programming director, Sheikh Nasir al-Akhdar, has said that the station’s goals are to “wage psychological warfare” and “promote the Islamic resistance.” He has further explained that “the ‘war’ with the Zionist enemy continues.
[…]
Al-Manar broadcasts Hezbollah’s messages to an estimated daily audience of 10-15 million viewers. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 2003, Al-Manar aired Ash-Shatat (“the Diaspora”), a 30-part series produced in Syria and based on the anti-Semitic literature the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

Al-Manar also appears to be the source of the conspiracy theory that claimed that 4,000 Israelis were absent from their jobs at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, implying that Israel was responsible for the terrorist attacks of that day. In addition to broadcasting the conspiracy, Al-Manar also posted the story on its Web site, which enables viewers to watch live streaming video of the network. The September 11 conspiracy story was later picked up by extremists around the world.

Al-Manar often airs interviews and speeches, given by Hezbollah leaders, that incite violence. In several addresses aired during a Shi’i festival in February 2006, for example, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah condemned a Danish newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Nasrallah urged European parliaments to “draft laws that ban newspapers from insulting the Prophet” and warned, “Today we are protesting…but we are ready to shed our blood.”

On March 24, 2008, Al-Manar broadcasted a speech by Nasrallah to mark the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imad Mughniyah, a Hezbollah military commander killed the previous month. In his speech, Nasrallah stated that “The Zionist entity can be wiped out of existence,” warned of “Zionist-American propaganda” and spoke about the “bloody war of consciousness” in which Israel, helped by some Arabs and Europeans, has “infiltrated” the media. Nasrallah also stated that “Mughniyah will remain the pillar for the resistance in his martyrdom as he was the pillar of the resistance during his life, his jihad and his work. We…will continue to follow his path.”

The U.S. State Department designated Al-Manar as a terrorist entity and added the satellite station to the Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004. Two years later, the U.S. Treasury Department added Al-Manar, along with its parent company, the Lebanese Media Group, to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist List, which resulted in economic sanctions against the station and made it illegal for any U.S. persons to engage in financial transactions with it. In June 2009, Javed Iqbal and Saleh Elahwal were sentenced in a Manhattan federal court to nearly six years in prison and 17 months in prison, respectively, for distributing broadcasts of Al-Manar in New York and providing material support to Hezbollah.

Several European countries, including France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as Australia, have also taken measures to block Al-Manar. In March 2005, the broadcasting regulators in the European Union agreed to ban satellite broadcasting of Al-Manar on the basis that the channel carried racist material and incitement. As a result, several satellite service providers, most of them European, dropped Al-Manar, making it unavailable in North and South America, Asia and Australia. Al-Manar, is, however, still available in Europe through Arab satellite companies and its Web site offers English, French and Spanish translations of its material.

http://www.adl.org/main_terrorism/hezbollah_overview.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_8

Terrorist television would violate our racial hatred lawsAug 7, 2009

…This is the implication of a just-released investigation by ACMA of al-Manar, the Arabic satellite television station run by the Lebanon-based but Iranian-funded and controlled terrorist group Hezbollah.

… Animation segments have portrayed Jews as turning into apes and pigs. This segment is an example of the blatant anti-Semitism on al-Manar…

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/terrorist-television-would-violate-our-racial-hatred-laws-20090806-ebfh.html

Hezbollah’s Nazi roots [National Post]

This is the first Middle East war in which the main threat to Israel comes, not from secular Arab nationalism, but from Islamism.

Both Hezbollah and Hamas draw their main inspiration, armaments and funding from Islamist sources, ranging from the Sunni ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood to the Shiite demagogues of Iran. What unites them all is a fanatical dedication to the destruction of Israel.

Sounding like a modern-day Hitler, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week repeated his call for the “elimination” of Israel, home to six million Jews. Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy army in Lebanon, shares that objective. Its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has urged the world’s Jews to collect in Israel in order to facilitate the task of exterminating them…

Hezbollah’s Nazi salute evokes memories of Hitler’s support for Arab agitators such as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the leaders of a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq. The Nazi legacy also manifests itself in Holocaust denial or revisionism, a Middle Eastern obsession that unites the most extreme Islamists, including Iran’s president, with “moderate” secularists such as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas..

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=e3157f0d-21ad-41e9-b26e-a3c06a460e73



Al-qaeda accuses Iran, Hezbollah for spreading lying “theories” for its “Shiite” political goals

Al-Qaida: Hezbollah started rumor that Israel was behind 9/11 …Apr 23, 2008 …

By The Associated Press
Osama bin Laden’s deputy Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television yesterday of starting a conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the 2001 suicide airplane attack against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“The purpose of this lie is clear – [to suggest] there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it,” he said in a tape posted on an Islamic Web site.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/al-qaida-hezbollah-started-rumor-that-israel-was-behind-9-11-1.244454

Al Qaida Number 2: Iran Propagated 9/11 Conspiracy Theory [HuffingtonPost]

MAGGIE MICHAEL | April 22, 2008 11:24 AM EST

CAIRO, Egypt — Osama bin Laden’s chief deputy in an audiotape Tuesday accused Shiite Iran of trying to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida terror network by spreading the conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the Sept. 11 attacks.

The comments reflected al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri’s increasing criticism of Iran. Al-Zawahri has accused Iran in recent messages of seeking to extend its power in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and through its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.

The authenticity of the two-hour audio recording posted on an Islamic Web site could not be independently confirmed. But the voice sounded like past audiotapes from the terror leader, and the posting where it was found bore the logo of Al-Sahab, al-Qaida’s official media arm.

It was the second of two messages answering questions that were posted to Islamic militant Web sites earlier this year.

One of the questioners asked about the theory that has circulated in the Middle East and elsewhere that Israel was behind the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television of starting the rumor.

“The purpose of this lie is clear _ (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it,” he said.

“Iran’s aim here is also clear to cover up its involvement with America in invading the homes of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said.

Iran cooperated with the United States in the 2001 U.S. assault on Afghanistan that toppled al-Qaida’s allies, the Taliban.

Answering questions about Iraq in Tuesday’s tape, al-Zawahri said the insurgent umbrella group led by al-Qaida, called the Islamic State of Iraq, is “the primary force opposing the Crusaders and challenging Iranian ambitions” in Iraq, he said, referring to the Americans.

As he often does in his messages, al-Zawahri denounced the “Crusader invasion” of Iraq, but in Tuesday’s tape he paired it with a mention of “Iranian complicity” or “Iranian agents.”

In the latest tape, al-Zawahri was also asked if the terror group had further plans to attack Western countries that participated in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and subsequent war.

“My answer is: Yes! We think that any country that has joined aggression on Muslims must be deterred,” he replied.

In response to a question signed by the Japanese news agency Kyodo asking if Japan remains a target because it once had troops in Iraq, al-Zawahri said “Japan provided help under the banner of the crusader coalition … therefore it participated in the Crusader campaign against the lands of Islam.”

Japan deployed non-combat troops to southern Iraq in 2003 to carry out reconstruction work. It withdrew its troops from Iraq in 2006 and now conducts airlifts to help supply U.S.-led forces in that country.

Al-Zawahri spoke on a wide range of issues, even global warming, which he said reflected “how criminal, brutal and greedy the Western Crusader world is, with America at the top.”

He predicted that global warming would “make the world more sympathetic to and understanding of the Muslims’ jihad against the aggressor America.”

Asked if there are any women in al-Qaida, the terror leader answered simply: “No.” In a follow-up answer, he said: “There are no women in al-Qaida jihadi group, but the women of the mujahedeen are playing a heroic role in taking care of their houses and sons.”

In several parts of Tuesday’s audio message, Al-Zawahri claimed that the Taliban took over 95 percent of Afghanistan and is sweeping Pakistan as well.

“The Crusaders and their agents in Pakistan and Afghanistan are starting to fall,” he said.

In another answer Tuesday, al-Zawahri said it was against Islamic religious law for any Muslim to live permanently in a Western country because in doing so they would “have permanent stay there under the laws of the infidels.”

Al-Qaida’s media arm, Al-Sahab, announced in December that al-Zawahri would take questions from the public posted on Islamic militant Web sites and would respond “as soon as possible.” Queries were submitted on the main Islamist Web site until the cutoff date of Jan. 16.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/22/al-qaida-number-2-iran-pr_n_97993.html


ADC / Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee & 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Truth about the “truthers” – their real HATE motives

Case: CounterPunch.org

TRUTHERS’ ARAB MUSLIM “BUSY” SITE IN N.Y.: COUNTER PUNCH

Hosting Company: Pilosoft Inc
Location: According to Google, this Co. is located at: 55 Broad St
New York, NY 10004-2501
(212) 425-5443

IP Address: 69.31.42.66

Other sites Hosted at this IP Address are:
leb.net (Traffic rank) 406,955 1,650
vmac.org (Traffic rank) 642,890 733
aljadid.com (Traffic rank) 827,909 612
glas.org (Traffic rank) 864,296

Leb.net and Aljadid are (100%) Arab – Muslim!

Leb.net covers also the ADC – ‘The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – New York City Chapter’ within its list of links. Quite hypocritic while defaming Anerica and rewriting 911.

See more: http://urldogg.com/counterpunch.org

Reaffirming again: One of the main pushers in ‘conspiracy theories’ about the Islamic massacre on 911 is by an Arab-Islamic lobby!

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/180797

Incidently, the same ADC, Arab-American anti-Discrimination Committee showed its true racist and bigotry colors when decided to honor Helen Thomas the infamous racist Arab who called for Jews to leave (Thomas’ words were the epitome of racism http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/03/jews-speak-out-against-american-arab-anti-discrimination-committee-decision-to-honor-helen-thomas/), their historic homeland Israel (for the sake of children, grandchildren of Arab immigrants, AKA: “Palestinians”).

ADC Defends Helen Thomas’ anti-Semitism – Again :: The … Dec 9, 2010 … Arab-American leaders defended veteran journalist Helen Thomas

http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/12/adc-defends-helen-thomas-anti-semitism-again

ADC & Terrorism

The American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee Reveals Its True Colors
by Daniel Pipes
November 6, 2003
updated Apr 18, 2004

This announcement is noteworthy because it refers to the traded Hezbollah terrorists and other assorted criminals as “heroes.” Right: they are members of a group deemed a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” by the U.S. government and proscribed by U.S. law – but ADC calls them “heroes.” I guess it’s clear on which side ADC stands in the war on terror.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2003/11/the-american-arab-anti-discrimination

Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers Jun 7, 2009

… The ADC also leads the opposition to domestic anti-terrorism measures taken after the 9-11 attacks, such as watch lists, background check…

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=100486

Mixed Messages from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee
by IPT News – Nov 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm

The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the “largest Arab-American grassroots civil rights organization in the United States,” is well known for defending the rights of people of Arab descent…

On October 22, the ADC’s Committee of Western New York held an event commemorating the Sabra and Shatilla massacres, entitled “Memory Lives, Resistance Persists.” Resistance, a word that ADC has used interchangeably for terrorism in reports about the Middle East conflict, was celebrated on the flyer. A popular Palestinian cartoon character, Handala, is seen writing the Arabic words, “Revolution until victory.”
In addition, the ADC recently decided to commemorate the career of Helen Thomas, a Lebanese American journalist whose career was ended abruptly in June over an anti-Semitic tirade…

http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/11/mixed-messages-from-the-arab-american-anti


All this, despite public addmissions by Islamists such as at the ‘Muhammad Cartoons’ protests, threatening Europe with a “911” attack

Protest on Friday

BBC NEWS | UK | Pressure on police over protest Feb 5, 2006 …

The protests on Friday in London over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad saw slogans and placards glorifying the 7 July London bombings… Banners waved during a demonstration in London on Friday featured slogans including “Europe, your 9/11 will come” and – in an apparent reference to the four July 7 suicide bombers – “Europe you will pay, fantastic 4 are on their way”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4683002.stm

Growing dangers in this confrontation | Mail Online Feb 4, 2006

… EGrowing dangers in this confrontation
Last updated at 09:02 04 February 2006

Europe, your 9/11 will come… bin Laden is on the way… 7/7 on the way… be prepared for the REAL holocaust…
So the placards and chants of hate come to London as Muslim demonstrators – people who live, work and have their future here – rage over the offence they have been caused by the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in European newspapers…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-376125/Growing-dangers-confrontation.html

Angry Muslims Stage London Protests | Home | Sky News Feb 3, 2006

… Others said: “Free speech go to hell” and “Europe: Your 9/11 will come”. The protesters met after Friday prayers outside Regent’s Park mosque …

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/200806413501917


Despite West bank and Lebanese “Palestinian” Muslims’ public celebration, dancing in the streets, rejoicing to the death, injuries and suffering by the thousands in the U.S.

[New York Times] Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon…

But in the West Bank city of Nablus, rejoicing Palestinians… went into the streets to chant, “God is great!” and to distribute candies to celebrate the attacks.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0911.html

FRONTLINE/WORLD . ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – In the Line of Fire, March, 2003


On the Palestinian side, abuses against the press tend to be a function of events on the ground. Palestinian security forces have confiscated film from photographers and threatened reporters who have covered stories deemed sensitive. So, too, have Palestinian militants and demonstrators. In a highly publicized incident in 2001, Palestinian security forces harassed and prevented several journalists from covering demonstrations of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus who were celebrating the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. In another incident in 2001, a PNA official issued a veiled threat to an Associated Press cameraman who had filmed Palestinians in the West Bank town of Nablus celebrating the September 11 attacks. The official said that the journalist’s safety could not be guaranteed if the footage were aired.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/israel.palestine/campagna.html

BBC News | AMERICAS | Mixed response from Arab world
Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 22:03 GMT 23:03 UK

Mixed response from Arab world

Some Palestinians in Lebanon celebrated the attacks

By the BBC’s Heba Saleh in Cairo

>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1538000/1538861.stm

Palestinians celebrate [Daily Star, Sep. 12, 2001]

‘Support to our intifada’

Mohammed Zaatari

Daily Star correspondent
Palestinian refugees spilled into the streets of their shantytowns in Lebanon to rejoice at the carnage in New York and Washington on Tuesday, defying their own leadership’s firm condemnation of the apparent terrorist strikes.

Refugees toured the Ain al-Hilweh camp near Sidon, firing their rifles in the air in a noisy display of glee.

“Whoever protects terror should know how to protect himself,” one elderly man said.

Women ululated and bagpipers played patriotic songs as the refugees converged on the vegetable market, the largest square in the camp.
Shopowners handed out sweets as small television sets aired time and again images of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on fire and tumbling down after the attacks.

The cheering grew louder when the television spots shifted to the American capital to show a section of the Pentagon on fire after it had been hit by a third aircraft.

The scenes were similar in the camps of Rashidieh, near Tyre; Bourj al-Barajneh in Beirut; and in the North’s Nahr al-Bared, where Palestinian frustration with American support for Israel during the latest violence has been on the rise.

“What happened to America today vindicates the Palestinians and all those suffering the injustice this big power has been imposing on the world,” said Ain al-Hilweh’s Ahmad Hussein, who is in his late teens.

Fatima Khalil said: “It’s like an earthquake that proves that justice will ultimately triumph. This lends support to our intifada.”

Issam Mohammed, in his early teens, said that he wanted to see President Bush “lying in the basement somewhere, fearful for his life, to understand what the Palestinians are going through day after day.”
Nearby young men and women sang together: “Where to? To Ramallah. Where to?
To Ramallah.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20010918220843/http://dailystar.com.lb/12_09_01/art31.htm

snopes.com: Palestinians Dancing in the Street

Claim: CNN used old footage to fake images of ‘Palestinians dancing in the street’ after the terrorist attack on the USA.


Status: False.

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/cnn.asp

FOXNews – Arafat Horrified by Attacks, but Thousands of Palestinians Celebrate; Rest of World Outraged
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

As thousands of Palestinians celebrated in the West Bank and in Lebanese refugee camps, governments across the globe offered condolences to an America that looked more vulnerable than ever after Tuesday’s terror attacks.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,34187,00.html

Rejoicing in the streets of Jenin – Middle East – Salon.com
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2001 17:08 ET

Rejoicing in the streets of Jenin

While many Palestinians celebrate the attack on the U.S., Yasser Arafat denounces it as “unacceptable” and Israelis mourn.
By Flore de Préneuf JENIN, West Bank — In Jenin, they know a good terrorist attack when they hear about it.

The walls of people’s homes here are covered with posters glorifying Islamic terrorists and Palestinian “martyrs.” The area, in the northern West Bank, has produced more suicide bombers than any other Palestinian town since the beginning of the intifada nearly a year ago. Most recently Jenin operatives lent a hand to the Israeli Arab kamikaze who killed three Israelis and wounded dozens of others at a train station Sunday. Israeli tanks moved in Monday night to seal off the area in an effort to stop local terrorists from carrying out further attacks on Israel.

But Palestinian militants have never achieved terror of the magnitude seen today in the United States.

When young armed Palestinians patrolling the streets of a refugee camp in Jenin heard the news from New York and Washington, they chuckled with glee. One of them thanked God for his mighty revenge against the United States, Israel’s ally and main weapons supplier.

Elsewhere in the West Bank and in Gaza, thousands of Palestinians applauded the devastating blows, cheering openly in the streets and distributing celebratory candy to passersby. Some shouted that they hoped Tel Aviv would be next or vowed to complete what they believe Osama bin Laden has started.

Indeed, people here think Osama bin Laden is a more likely suspect for the attacks than Palestinian groups. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Damascus-based Marxist organization that initially claimed and then rejected responsibility for the terrorist attacks, has only a tiny following among Palestinians and has little “street credibility.” Of course, there is still no proof that any figure from the Arab world has anything to do with the attack — Oklahoma City, too, was first blamed on Muslim forces — but that didn’t dampen the celebration here.

The loud rejoicing, however, was far from universal. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat expressed his condolences to President Bush and condemned the crime as “dangerous and unacceptable.” Palestinian legislator and spokeswoman for the Arab League Hanan Ashrawi called it “a horrible act of absolute immorality, viciousness and evil.”

Israelis, for their part, greeted the news with angst and disbelief as if the terror attack had happened on their soil. Many Jews have relatives in the United States. But beyond the family link, there’s a very strong identification with the victims of terrorism, given Israel’s long and tragic experience with suicide bombers, booby-trapped cars and deadly ambushes.

Israelis interviewed on national television also expressed the hope that America would “finally understand” and stop condemning Israel for the protective and retaliatory measures it has taken over the past year in its fight against Palestinian activism. Many hoped that the bond between Israel and the U.S. against evil (widely assumed to be Islamic) will be stronger now that the strikes have brought home the price of fanaticism.

In material terms, Israel’s security was also directly affected by the assaults on New York and Washington. Israel closed its air space to flights from abroad, put its air force on high alert and evacuated its embassy and consulates in the United States. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has offered to send rescue teams to the United States.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/11/west_bank/index.html

World reaction to terrorism in US | World news | The Guardian

Palestinian joy – global condemnation

Sarah Hall, Suzanne Goldenberg and John Hooper The Guardian, Wednesday 12 September 2001 16.31 BST

Palestinian gunmen at refugee camps in Lebanon fired into the air in celebration yesterday as the rest of the world united in revulsion at the ‘monstrous’ and ‘abhorrent’ attacks in the US. In East Jerusalem, people distributed sweets wrapped in the colours of the Palestinian tricolour and sounded car horns.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,550498,00.html

COMMUNIQUE: 14 September 2001

Palestinian Celebrations

http://www.honestreporting.com/articles/critiques/Palestinian_Celebrations.asp

Global responses to terrorism: 9/11, Afghanistan, and beyond
Mary E. A. Buckley, Rick Fawn – 2003 – 334 pages – Page 156

Shikaki showed that support amongst the Palestinians for the peace process dropped from 44 percent in 1995/96 (when … cause was not helped by footage of Palestinians dancing and rejoicing in the streets of West Bank towns after 9/11.

http://books.google.com/books?id=OcKYZdopjJkC&pg=PA156

Breitbart.tv » Remember: Palestinians Celebrate News of 9/11 Attacks Sep 11, 2010

… They danced in the street and handed out candy to children.

http://www.breitbart.tv/remember-palestinians-celebrate-news-of-911-attacks/

CAMERA ALERT: PA Blocks Coverage of Palestinians Cheering 9/11 Attacks

… of Palestinians in Nablus and Ramallah joyfully celebrating the deadly 9/11 …

http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=2&x_article=265

Terror in the USA – The Palestinians Celebrate! Articles.

Palestinians Celebrate Attacks with Gunfire · “Bullseye,” say Egyptians as they celebrate anti-US attacks …

http://www.gamla.org.il/english/feature/cel.htm

The Palestinian leadership even celebrated –the 911 attack– in 2007

Palestinian Authority celebrates 9/11
Official paper’s cartoons glorify bin Laden, mock U.S. suffering
Posted: September 18, 2007
1:00 am Eastern

On the sixth anniversary of 9/11, the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority continued its tradition of celebrating the attacks by publishing cartoons in its official daily that glorify Osama Bin Laden and mock American suffering.

Palestinian Media Watch reported a cartoon in Al Hayat Al Jadida – owned by the PA and controlled by the office of President Mahmoud Abbas – showed the al-Qaida leader making the “V” for victory sign with two fingers in the shape of the burning Twin Towers.

The only text on the cartoon is “Exclusive to Al Hayat Al Jadida,” which means it was prepared specifically for the official PA daily, notes PMW.

The Israeli media monitor says the PA’s celebration of 9/11 goes back to the day of the attacks in 2001 when the world was shocked by televised scenes of Palestinians rejoicing in the streets.

A December 2005 poll by the Norwegian Institute for Applied International Studies found 65 percent of Palestinians supported al-Qaida actions in the U.S. and Europe.

Earlier this year, PMW said, a former minister from Abbas’ Fatah party, Abu Ali Shahin, wished al-Qaida success against the U.S. and in its targeting of President Bush.

The Fatah leader said in an interview on official PA TV Jan. 1: “Oh [al-Qaida] brother, leave us and focus on your business. You have Bush! Do to Bush what you want, and we wish you success with Bush, even more. I, Abu Ali Shahin, wish you success with Bush… We are fighting the Americans and hate the Americans more than you!”

PMW pointed out Washington. continues to support politically and financially PA institutions and the PA itself, while ignoring promotion of hatred toward the U.S.

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=43580

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Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine timeline

June 30, 2010

Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine dateline

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1950s-1960s195619641967196819701972197319751976197919811982

198719911993199420002001200220052006200720082010






The Mufti: Hebron massacre – leading riots 1 2with Hitlerleading an SS



Tactics: Incitement In genreral; textbooks. Human shields: 1
2 3



Factors: Arab immigrationArafatPLOHamasIranHezbollah



Ultimate Goal: Caliphate



Genocidal aims revealed: 192919481967Iranin sermonsHamasHezbollah



Propaganda: civilian casualtiesApartheid slur VS Apartheid in Arab-PalestinePallywood“humanitarians”







1660



Only one Jew survived the 1660 massacre in Safed by Arabs, Jews had to buy off the attackers via borrowing money from rich Muslims at high interest which were extorted with threats of further attacks.





1830’s



* First recorded attack –in modern era– on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (a provocateur, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated).

It was repeated in 1838.



* Egyptian soldiers massacred Jews in Hebron on the way of putting down a Muslim rebellion.

About the same time, Jewish houses and shops in Jerusalem were broken into and looted by local Muslim insurgents.



Throughout the 1830’s, the Jews found themselves caught between the ravages of the Egyptian soldiers and the multi-ethnic Muslim rebels who fought them.


* [Beginning, major wave of] Egyptian Arab immigration to Palestine.




1844


First census in Jerusalem shows 7120 Jews, 5760 Muslims, 3390 Christians.





1867



A pause in population growth. Desolation, majority of Palestine is vacant. [Arab migration would resume later on, as Zionists begin cultivating the deserted land].



Mark Twain, in “The Innocents Abroad,“ 1867, wrote: “Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes …desolate and unlovely…” (though Jews always had some continuous present for thousands of years.)




1886



First attack of Arabs on a Jewish settlement was in Petach Tikva (which was the first settlement in modern day Israel-Palestine), in March of 1886.





1917



On Nov 2, 1917, The British issued the Balfour Declaration, promising a “National Home” for the Jews in Palestine.





1920



Seeds of conflict:

Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem & in Safed 1920-1921. Better known as “riots.”

During the year, 142 pogroms and 36 lesser riots occur against the Jews. It was carried out due to incitement by [later known as the Mufti] Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini who began accumulating wealth and power.

He was the de-facto “founder” of the Arab-Israeli conflict.





1922




* Arab immigration (from Syria, Egypt, etc.) into the historic homeland of the Jews started mainly in the 1800’s, however, a significant upsurge occurred since 1922 as Zionists changed the face of the deserted land.

President Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.”



* In July 1922, Churchill White Paper separates Transjordan from area designated for creation of Jewish homeland and links Jewish immigration to “economic capacity of the country.”


As a continuing policy of appeasing the Arabs, 75% of the area of Palestine was taken away from the Jews and the Emirate of Transjordan was created, later to become Jordan. First the British, then the Arabs banned the entry of Jews from the area. This put those communities of Arabs in Transjordan and even the Judean desert who were of Jewish ancestry in an awkward position.



* The British mandatory authorities disregarded al-Husseini’s record of instigation to violence against Jews and against Arabs [he was convicted by the British for his role in 1920’s rampage] who didn’t follow his dictating hateful line, and appointed him grand mufti in 1922.




1929




First Arab on Jews massacre in a clear attempt of annihilation, was the Hebron massacre in 1929, incited by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who called to “Kill the Jews everywhere. This pleases Allah.” that was the foundation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.



The 1929 riots were accompanied by militant Arab slogans such as: ‘Palestine is our land and the Jews our dogs…’ among the details of the brutality, small children were tortured by their murderers before being murdered.



Arabs attacked Jews in Safed as well.


[The mufti ferociously opposed to any form of cooperation between Jews and Arabs, which the fledging Zionist movement was trying actively to promote.]



Ever since the 1920’s, bigotry has been fomented.

[From a PEW poll as recent as 2009: 90% of Middle East views Jews unfavorably.]





1930



In Oct. 1930, Passfield White Paper limits Jewish immigration to Palestine and forbids Jewish land purchases.

Arab immigration, on the other hand, flows into Jews’ historic land without interruption.






1936-9



* For almost three years (1936-39) there was a general Arab uprising & “riots” led by al-Husseini, thousands of Arabs were killed by the British, Arabs murdered & beaten Jews.

Among the highlights are: On April 19, 1936, Arab rioters carried out the ‘Jaffa Massacre.’


In 1938, Arabs massacre Jews in Tiberias.

The Tiberias (today part of the State of Israel) massacre took place on October 2, 1938 during the 1936–1939 Arab “revolt” in ‘Palestine,’ as they went from village to village, while shouting ‘Death to the English.’

Arabs murdered twenty Jews –among them 11 children– in Tiberias after infiltrating the Kiryat Shmuel settlement.



* In May 1939, MacDonald White Paper strictly limits Jewish immigration and prohibits Jews from purchasing Arab land.



* Al-Husseini (Mufti) flees to Iraq and then to Nazi Germany.






1941



The [non-Aryan, Arab] Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler (who –although– considered the Arabs, an inferior monkey-type “race,” yet managed to use him against the Jews) in 1941 [at times he’s called the ‘Fuhrer of the Arab world’], his parties & youth groups in Palestine are fascists, [since 1936, existed Nazi type “storm troopers” with the youth’s oath of: “Life — my right; independence — my aspiration; Arabism — my country, and there is no room in it for any but Arabs. In this I believe and Allah is my witness.” The Palestine two Arab para-military groups: “Futuwwa” & “Najjadah” were active under the mufti at least up to 1947 — cited in a 1947 CIA report document] he plots in his pact with the nazi leader, to massacre Jews on a big scale.

In his post-World War II memoir the Mufti wrote: “Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: The Jews are yours.”

He agitates –in that year– the Arabs, in Nazi oriented Iraq, to attack the Jews, many innocent Jews fall victims in the Farhud (pogrom in Baghdad), by the Arab-Islamic [Hitler-Youth group type] “futuwwa,” led attack.

Later on, in 1943, he will lead a Nazi SS [Bosnian] Muslim army [to commit crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing] against the Christian Serbs.







1948




* Arabs reject U.N. partition for a “two state solution” [even Haim Weizmann’s declaration of accepting a Jewish state even with the size of a tablecloth], the Zionists, however, agree, for the first time in (around) 2,000 Years, a Jewish (albeit non-religious, nor is its legal system Jewish) leadership is in its historic place back again.



* First attempt by the Arabs to ‘eradicate’ Israel, was right after its re-establishment (through the U.N.), the Mufti in 1947, when Israel was declared a state: “I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all.” In 1948. Five Arab armies attacked, with Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League announcing ahead, “This will be a war of extermination, a momentous massacre, which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.



* Arab leaders ‘create’ the Palestinian-refugee problem, by urging them to leave, as they are (bragging) about to ethnic cleanse the land out of the Jews.

Ever since, these persecuted victims of Arabs (“brothers”), have been used as nothing but a toy, in Arabs’ war against Israel.

[Arab-Palestinians willingness to play along, is one of their first self-inflicted wounds].



* Close to 1,000,000 Jews, indigenous to the Middle East (after Jews dwelling there for generations) are being expelled, as Arab racism grows. (The Jewish Nakba).





1950’s



1952 saw the first phenomenon in what now would be called terrorism, the 1950’s 1960’s Arab fidayeen raids against Israeli citizens & property.

[Worth mentioning, that when encountered by Bedouin –instead of Zionist– guards, the infiltrators have not seen mercy, to say the least, ‘Arab brotherhood.’]

In October 1959, Arafat co-founds Fatah terror group, the “Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine.”





January 1964: Creation of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), with Fatah as its main faction.

Fatah terror attacks started in January 1965, between 1965-1967: Numerous Fatah bomb attacks target Israeli villages, water pipes, railroads. Homes are destroyed and Israelis are killed. In July 1968: Fatah joins and becomes the dominant member of the PLO, an umbrella organization of Palestinian terrorist groups. On Feb. 4, 1969: Arafat is appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO.

On Oct. 21, 1996, Arafat said “We know only one word – jihad. jihad, jihad, jihad…”

In July 2000, Arafat rejected a peace settlement [leading to a “Palestinian” state] offered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.





1964


The beginning of the era of the Arab immigrants (or their children) adopting the title “Palestinians” as an exclusive name (instead of plain Arabs or S. Syrians) as a political “defintion,” with the creation of the PLO.



For example, Ahmad Shukari (the first PLO chairman) in 1956 clarified to the U.N. that they are Arabs, not Palestinians, but by 1964 he & other leaders have changed and began claiming they are the real “Palestinians”…





1967



In 1967, Egypt’s pan-Arab leader Nasser declared, a few days before the six-day war, “Our main task is to destroy Israel.” Syria’s Assad: “It is time to embark on a war of annihilation.” Cairo Radio announced: “All Egypt is now prepared to plunge into total war which will put an end to Israel.” Radio Damascus exhorted: “Throw them into the sea.” Jordan’s king Hussein broadcast this to his army: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. Kill them with your arms, with your hands, with your nails and teeth.” Throughout the streets of Damascus, Cairo and Amman the frenzied mob marched chanting: “idhbah, idhbah, idhbah, idhbah al-yahud” – (slaughter, slaughter, slaughter the Jews!) The world is stunned at the miracle of tiny Israel pushing off Goliath Arab attack.

It also resulted in a knee-jerk resentment in the Arab world.





1968



July 1968: First act of air piracy against Israel; El Al airliner hijacked en route from Rome to Tel Aviv by PLO terrorists.






1970



Terrorism organized, among the highlighted first attacks: The Avivim school bus massacre in 1970, which resulted in killing 12 (9 of whom were children), and wounding 24.

The chain of Arab-Islamic terror picks-up, with targeting Jews in the area or in the world.



* On September 7, 1970, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked three planes “to call special attention to the Palestinian problem.” – Dawning an era of international hijacking as a ‘Palestinian struggle.’




The PLO, from Jordan to Lebanon.

* The PLO is chased out of Jordan.

It will start stirring trouble in Lebanon, instead.

To avenge the expulsion from Jordan, the PLO founded a secretive front group, Black September. Black September’s first victim was Jordanian Prime Minister.

Jordan massacres thousands of Arab Palestinians (Y. Arafat claimed that Jordan killed between 10,000 to 25,000 in September 1970), for creating turmoil, attacking the government, hijacking airlines, etc.






1972



The Olympics cold blooded massacre of Israel’s sports team in Munich 1972 by Arab Palestinian terrorists, marked a turning point in getting the world’s attention to Arab terrorism.



All in all, the Arab-Palestinian actions, since the late 1960’s-early 1970’s, already defined its path by anti-civilian warfare.





1973



The same sentiments of ‘total annihilation of 1967’ echoes in 1973, (like: “Throw the Jews into the sea.”) the Yom Kippur war takes Israelis off guard, Israel suffers initially great losses but manages to regain it’s control/win over the Arabs, again, within the course of a few days.



Syrian Minister of Defense Mustafa Tlas told the Syrian National Assembly in December 1973 of the following example of “supreme valor” by Syrian troops:


There is the outstanding case of a recruit from Aleppo who murdered 28 Jewish soldiers all by himself, slaughtering them like sheep. All of his comrades in arms witnessed this. He butchered three of them with an ax and decapitated them….He struggled face to face with one of them and throwing down his ax managed to break his neck and devour his flesh in front of his comrades. This is a special case. Need I single it out to award him the Medal of the Republic. I will grant this medal to any soldier who succeeds in killing 28 Jews, and I will cover him with appreciation and honor his bravery.






1975



Racist Arabs’ first campaign, of instilling in world’s mind the idea that Zionism [which is about Jews’ return to their homeland] should be regarded as “racism,” in 1975, at the UN through the Arab nations’ lobby, and forcing African nations (who many are still ‘slaves’ to their market and power) to go along.



Ever since, the dreadful idea of shouting “racism” grew as a pattern at any defensive action Israel ever takes against Arab racist attacks.



It relies heavily on an assuming image of a poor disadvantaged Arab-Palestinian being persecuted by a paler skinned Israeli.

Though, in reality, most Israelis are “brown,” children of those that have been chased out by bigoted Arabs, in middle-east countries since 1948.

Note: Today, in pluralistic multi-racial democratic Israel there are also a great number of black Ethiopian Jews, very visible in security employment. There are no Jews at all, inside ‘purely-Arab’ Palestinian zones, if there’s true ethnic cleansing in the area, it can be found on the Arab side, including in Arab-Palestine.





1976



Palestinian Muslims (Arafat’s PLO, Syrians and other Muslims), massacre 582 Christians in Damour Lebanon, in a very Islamic spirit of “Allah u Akbar!” and offering a “Holocaust to Muhammad.” It draws a payback by the Christian Phalanges in 1982 in Sabra Shatila (headed by Elie Hobeika, whose fiancee got murdered in Damour), that latter incident has been used in Arab anti-Israel propaganda to blame the Jews for Arab on Arab killings.



150,000 Christians were killed during the war with Muslims since 1975, the Arab Palestinians’ fault in it is major [backing Muslims against Christians].




1979


* The Islamic revolution of January 1979 in Iran impacted the entire region, the oppressive Mullahcracy dictatorship set out to a Shiite expansionism with a vocal anti-western-ism spearheaded by proclaiming the U.S. as the “great Satan” and Israel as the “little one” [its off shoot] (more).

* In March 1979, after a great sacrifice by Israel’s Menachem Begin in giving ‘Yamit‘ to Egypt, uprooting its residents, almost two years after Egypt‘s Sadat came over (November 1977) for a visit in Jerusalem, a peace deal was signed between the two countries.


However, the ugly extreme anti-Jewish pro-violence incitement in Egypt never stopped.




Like every government in Israel’s history, he declared the desire to live in peace with all Arab states. Begin agreed to return to Egypt the strategically critical Sinai — 91 percent of the territory won by Israel during the Six-Day War — in exchange for Sadat’s promise to make peace.

By a strategic give away, giving over the land to Egypt, Israel’s risks included returning to vulnerable areas used by enemies as launching pads for attacks, in addition, it also relinquished direct control of its shipping lanes to and from Eilat, 1,000 miles of roadways, homes, factories, hotels, health facilities and agricultural villages.







1981



On June 7, 1981 Israel carried out the daring air strike destroying Iraq’s nuclear reactor ‘Osirak‘ in daring raid, operation “Opera.”

This changed dramatically Saddam’s Iraqi status as a menace. The enormous impact on overall regional stability. As well as on coalition forces’ invasion of 2003.





1982



After a long history of bloody attacks by Arab Palestinians based in Lebanon, Israel is forced to enter Lebanon [‘Peace for the Galilee‘] with an aim to destroy PLO‘s military capability.

In August 21, 1982 PLO evacuated Lebanon.

Israel is [initially] welcomed by many in Lebanon as ‘liberators,’ as the Arab-Palestinians have been prompting more violence between Muslims and Christians.

Sadly enough, the Islamic Republic of Iran founds a militia “Party of Allah” Hezbollah, its goal, establishing a clearly Islamic (totalitarian, oppressive) Shia state in the entire area, with the eradication of Israel.

Hezbollah will use terrorism against Israel, and adopt a tactic of using human shields in order to cause civilian casualties, 18 Years later, a group of ‘4 Mothers’ peace activists in Israel will force its government to withdraw from Lebanon.



Background: Hezbollah –asides from being an extended arm of Iran– is backed by Syria, it is largely funded through blood diamonds (in Africa), drug trafficking & other illegal activities (among Arabs) in Latin America, its bloody record in violence include: Bombing American & French peacekeepers in Lebanon & the US embassy in that country (1983), kidnapping & torture, bombing shopping centers in Paris (1985/1986), hijacking airlines, targeting Israeli civilians, stirring violence in Iraq, Afghanistan & Somalia. Its leader H. Nassrallah had an ‘honesty outburst’ in Oct. (published in Oct/23) 2002, when he said: “If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” (More).





1987



First Arab-Palestinian “intifada,” attacking Israeli civilians in all methods possible, sending its youth throwing rocks [that kill], the Arab-Muslim Palestinian children are being indoctrinated into a death cult of Jihadism and Shahidism.



The use of children in the war –human bombs and human shields– becomes a routine. [‘Arafat‘s children’]



Palestinian propaganda becomes powerful, as adults shoot live ammunition behind little children’s shoulders, the TV picks up only the images of children throwing rocks VS Israeli soldiers firing back… a twisted around “David VS Goliath.” [When a picture is not worth a thousand words].



Official Arab-Palestinian TV & religious figures incite to violence, it demonizes Jews as “animals.” (“Supported” by radical Islamic theory of seeing Christians as pigs and Jews as apes).


[Examples of incitement: July 2000: “The Hour [of Resurrection] will not take place until you will fight the Jews and kill them”
(Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiyah, member of the Palestinian Sharia [Islamic religious law] Rulings Council, and Director of Advanced Studies, the Islamic University, PA TV, July 28, 2000), October 2000: “Kill them all… we won’t leave a single Jew here.” (Young Girl, PA TV, Oct. 22, 2000), September 2004: “The Hour [of Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice!” (Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris, Head of Association for Memorizing the Quran, PA Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs, PA TV, September 10, 2004), January 2005: “…and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!” (Dr. Hassan Khater, founder of Al Quds Encyclopedia PA TV, January 10, 2005).

Palestinian TV – Suliman Sutari, before thousands of chanting fanatics. (July 8, 2005): “Annihilate the infidels and the polytheists. They’re [Allah’s] enemies and the enemies of the religion. Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t even leave one.” Little Girl on Palestinian T V: “But I march quickly toward my death.” Little boy on Palestinian T V: “… And we swear to take vengeful blood from our enemies for our killed and wounded.” Muslim cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita told Al-Aqsa TV: “The annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine. This will be followed by a greater blessing, Allah be praised, with the establishment of a Caliphate.” Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris: “Kill A Jew –Go To Heaven” The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice!” From a Fatah/PA TV Nazi-Like Sermon in 2010: “Fight The Jews & Kill Them — They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah”].



Note:

Palestinians (like Hezbollah) “document” every defensive action by Israel, where the Arabs manage to cause civilian deaths, as “Israeli massacres.”





1991


* Saddam Hussein, the ‘Butcher of Baghdad’ (nicknamed as such for his extraordinary record [in recent history] of mass-murder, mass-torture) invades Kuwait, the U.S. attacks Iraq, Saddam, in return, takes on Israel –for being U.S. ally– with a rain of scuds missiles, fear in Israel and abroad (as it’s still “fresh” – a merely 3 Years after the racist cruel pan-Arab leader gassed his Kurdish population). Miraculously there are no casualties.




1993

* The Oslo agreement between Israel & the Arab-Palestinians proved to be typical of such negotiations where the demands & pressure is put solely on Israel – the one struggling against Arab initiated violence.

The result, not only did it slow down but it rather increased, Arab-Palestinian campaign of violence against Israeli civilians only stepped up mobilization, motivation rose, attacks intensified.
Causing frustration among Israelis, Rabin is seen as endangering lives, which led a lone gunman to assassinate him later on.

* When the Oslo Agreements allowed the Palestinian Authority (PA) to print their own resources, it opted to use the Jordanian texts in their original forms. This was the start of the process of incitement.
The starting mottos was rewriting history, de-legitimizing Israel’s right to exist, “Palestine” is part of pan-Islamic nation.

The hate industry, instilling flaming-hatred in the young, has become one of the foundations in their overall child-abuse crimes, in a culture of using its children as weapons, child soldiers.



[Textbooks of hate:
Some excerpts from the Arab racism & Islamic bigotry teaching: “The return of the Jews to Palestine and permitting them to establish a Jewish State contradicts history.”
(Our Country Palestine from the introduction, pg. ix) – The book is dedicated to: “those who are battling for the expulsion of the enemy from our land!”
(Our Country Palestine) – “There will be a Jihad and our country shall be freed. This is our story with the thieving conquerors. You must know, my boy, that Palestine is your grave responsibility.”
(Our Arabic Language) – “Remember: The final and inevitable result will be the victory of the Muslims over the Jews.”
(Our Arabic Language) – “The honorable soul has two objectives: Achieving death and honor.”
(Abd al-Rahim Mahmud’s Song of the Martyr, Sixth Grade) – “The Martyr rejoices in the paradise that Allah has prepared for him.”
(Islamic Education for Seventh Grade) – “The Jews claim that this is one of the places belonging to them and call it “The Western Wall”, but this is not so.”
(Reader and Literary Texts for Eighth Grade) – “Racism: Mankind has suffered from this evil both in ancient as well as in modern times, for, indeed, Satan has, in the eyes of many people, made their evil actions appear beautiful.Such a people are the J–s.”
(Islamic Education for Eighth Grade) – “Lessons to be learned. One must beware of the J–s, for they are treacherous and disloyal.”
(Islamic Education for Ninth Grade) – “Subject for Composition: How are we going to liberate our stolen land? Make use of the following ideas: Arab unity, genuine faith in Allah, most modern weapons and ammunition, using oil and other precious natural resources as weapons in the battle for liberation.”
(Our Arabic Language for Seventh Grade) – “Martyred Jihad fighters are the most honored people, after the Prophets.”
(Reading And Literary Texts for Tenth Grade) – “The clearest examples of racist belief and racial discrimination in the world are Nazism and Zionism.”
(The Contemporary History of the Arabs and the World).]

1994



* July, 1994, The Iranian arm ‘Hezbollah‘ bombs the civilian Jewish center in Argentina [AMIA, the terror group also attacked the embassy in that country 2 years prior], massacring 85 and wounding 300.

The Iranian Imam Mohsen Rabbani says (in Argentina, at the aftermath of the bombing): “Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth.”

The terror attack by Arab-Muslims on Jews in the diaspora, heightened the alert, internationally.



* Oct. 1994, Israel’s Y. Rabin signs a peace treaty with Jordan, the Palestinian-Arab masses inside Jordan (who make up 60% of Jordanians) and in Israel/Palestine area are angered, Hamas vows to continue its campaign of violence “anywhere in the world.”



[As with the “peace-treaty” with Egypt, anti-Jewish campaign, is relentless (more).]




2000



Second Intifada.

A planned renewal of another wave of bloody violent Intifada was in place, an opportunity to “let it out” came about when Sharon visited the Jewish temple mount, Muslims seized the opportunity to “protest” Sharon’s visit in “their holy place.”



Arafat now had a “perfect” title, in order to galvanize global Islamic support, his people named it the “Al Aqsa Intifada.” The Al-Aqsa is of course the mosque, which Muslims build on top of the historic Jewish temple.

It was boosted up by a staged video, therein an Arab boy Muhammad al-Dura –who as exposed later on as being– shot by Arabs, was mistakenly pinned on Israel. Al-Dura becomes a symbol and an icon and motivates to more violence.



* The Ramallah brutal lynch of 2 Israelis –who lost their way– by Arab Palestinian masses and its police in public square, the sheer animalism of mutilating and “playing” with their body parts while screaming in inhuman ways, revealed the real face of mainstream Arab-Muslim Palestine.

The Italian crew who filmed the crime was threatened by Arafat‘s people.



(Suicide) Genocide bombings rise, targeting ‘where civilians gather the most,’ to kill as many unarmed Jews as possible.



Among the perpetrators of terror attacks: Hamas, (Iran’s) Islamic Jihad, Tanzim, Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade [still (2010) exist under Abu Mazen].



A rise of the use of children, use-of-civilians tactics “succeeds” in making Israel look bad.





2001



* Demonization of Israel takes an open anti-Semitic tone at that infamous racist Arab control gathering in Durban in denouncing Zionism (an Arab writer described the Arabs as “racists cry racism“), the Arabs passed along anti Jewish hateful pamphlets at the United Nations.



First vicious successful propaganda of adopting the slur “apartheid” to Israel’s equal democratic state, it followed the above “racism” slur on Zionism.

Arab Palestinian Marwan Bishara published a book (in 2002) “Israel, peace or apartheid.”



The idea behind it was/is to equate any understandable action by Israeli security as “racist” and de-legitimizing its existence just as S. Africa was at the apartheid (segregation between blacks & whites) era, while in fact, there’s no separation between Jews and Arabs (who make up 25% of equal citizens) in Israel, and Jews are required to get through check points just as Arabs do, security tactics are regional, where terrorism is more frequent, nothing “racial.”

Not only are Arabs equal citizens in voting, being elected in government, but have often more rights than Israeli Jews, as they’re exempt from military services without having an effect on their equal benefits as Israeli Jews have, there’s also a policy of affirmative action to empower Arabs.



In 100% apartheid Arab-Palestine, no Jews are allowed to live in.



A major boost got the “apartheid” slur, through a (2006) book by Jimmy Carter with a title almost identical to M. Bishara’s, Carter who was always pro Arabism and pro Islamism on the expense of the west, including in Iran, and has been blamed for the change in that country towards the current oppressive Islamic Republic regime resulting in so many crimes on the millions of its citizens since 1979.



Even though, Jimmy Carter himself admitted on CNN (Dec, 12, 2006): “I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis.” Yet he accepted Arab lobby’s money to write that hate book.



* Ordinary Arab Palestinians show their true face of “humanity” by celebrating –dancing, singing, giving out candies to children– the 9/11 Islamic massacre upon 3,000 innocent people in the U.S.





2002



* The height of homicide bombers‘ frequency – between 2002-2005, striking from Tel Aviv to Naharia, from Jerusalem to Be’er Sheva, targeting mostly the innocent unarmed civilians, aboard crowded buses, at bus stops, markets, restaurants, cafeterias, family gatherings, crowds of children, etc. Leaving a long trail of blood of the innocent.

“Joy” on Arab-Palestine streets, dance & jubilation at every major bloody massacre the Arab-Muslims carry out.



* Pallywood –the term coined due to Palestinian-Arabs’ fake images, fake “reports” industry– steps up with “advanced” lies.

As the Israeli army conducts its anti-terror action in Jenin, where bombers, attackers operate from, the humane IDF is risking its lives, the careful soldiers go from door to door in search of weapons and wanted individuals, all that doesn’t prevent the Palestine authority to stream false reports, of “hundreds” dead in a “massacre” that never was… some were caught faking a “funeral,” they’ve even added dead bodies from a cemetery to the Jenin site to inflate the numbers at the “massacre.”

After the facts [real casualties numbering 50 plus, mostly terrorists, not “civilians“] were finally revealed, no Arab-Palestinian representative bothered to apologize, PA’s Saeb Erekat simply avoided the question by a [TV, ABC] reporter as to their claims of “500” dead…

On the contrary, the Arab-Palestine leadership have learned that it works pretty well: to lie, smear, before the facts come out, never ever paying for their anti-Israel falsification.

Thus, it will be repeated, again and again, by every Israeli action, to their advantage, still.





2005



* Israel gives away Gaza to the Arab Palestinians, as it roots out Jews from their homes in a most dramatic (non violent) way, this causes not a moderation on the Arab side, on the contrary, Islamic Jihadi Hamas rises as “victorious,” again [like all Israel’s concessions], the Arab side’s taking Israel’s sacrifice for peace as “weakness.”



* The patron of Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s president M. Ahmadinejad (1) calls for Israel to be wiped off map, (2) he also claims that he “denies” the holocaust and (3) pursues nuclear weapons.

In 2007, he said: ‘Israel, US will soon die.’



Note: Regarding Ahmadinejad’s use of Arab-Palestinians. Iran’s Islamic Republic is not very fond of the Arabs, in fact it has frictions with S. Arabia & it persecutes its Arab minority (true, the fascist regime oppresses all, but minorities are subject to extra “special treatment”).



* To get a sense of Arab racism in most “moderate” countries, a PEW poll found in 2005 that most Jordanians viewed Jews unfavorably, none has viewed Jews favorably.





2006


Hezbollah
attacks Israel [its missiles reach deep inside Israel], it “improves” Palestinian tactics of using civilians, by firing rockets upon Israeli civilians (in major Israeli cities/towns) from among populated density locations, then, cowardly escaping the area, causing Israelis to fire back. The intended Lebanese casualties cause an uproar in the Arab world, Hezbollah comes out as “heroes.”





2007



Mainstream Arabs in Gaza go radical, vote for totalitarian Islamic party Hamas to become their “democratically elected government.”



A major gathering follows, where thousands of Arab-Palestinians (with a Hamas spokesman) declare they want an Islamic Caliphate.




[About ‘Caliphate’ (Khilafah):

The intention, endlessly repeated, is the establishment of a primitive, messianic caliphate — redeeming Islam and dominating the world.

For radical Islam’s goal is global conquest. The Caliphate: One nation, under Allah, with 1.5 billion Muslims …It would do away with national boundaries and stretch from Indonesia to Morocco.

The ‘Muslim brotherhood’ aims for it and its Islamists who assassinated Anwar el-Sadat in 1981 decorated their holding cages with banners proclaiming the “caliphate or death.”

It’s Al-Qaeda’s grand plan, as its chiefs revealed ‘world domination design’ to take over the world and turn it into an Islamic state the establishment of the “caliphate,” an Islamic super-state that would be ruled according to a Taliban-like version of Islamic totalitarian with strict ‘implementation of pure Islamic doctrine.’ Barak Obama (August, 2007): “They [Muslim extremists] kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for.”
]



Christians, the tiny minority among the Arabs, who have been subject to persecution by the Islamic majority (Islamic apartheid?), especially since the reign of Y. Arafat, saw a major rise in oppression with the ascend of Hamas, a number of Christian institutions and members have been attacked or/and threatened.




Hamas backgrounder:

The Jihadi party, has been involved in major anti Israel attacks, its charter calls for the destruction of Israel, its leaders often declare (including on “moderate” Fatah TV) their desire to annihilate Jews, a sample video showed a Hamas-nick vowing to “drink the blood of the Jews.” In 2007 Hamas’ Mickey Mouse’ (“martyr”) character is teaching Kids to hate and kill, in 2008 On Hamas TV, a toy rabbit who vows to ‘eat Jews’ has being used by Hamas to encourage Palestinian children for violence. Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Sheik Ahmad Bahr from Hamas, declared during a Friday Sermon at a Sudan Mosque that America and Israel Will Be Annihilated and Called upon Allah to Kill the Jews and the Americans ‘to the Very Last One.’ (More.)




A 2007 Poll: 75% of (all) Palestinians do not think that Israel has the right to exist.





2008



After 8 years of firing missiles into Israel by Arab-Palestinian leadership – Hamas, especially targeting children (programmed at certain hours when they go to/leave school) in Sderot, Israel decided it had enough, it kicks off ‘Cast lead.‘ Risking the lives of its soldiers in conducting operations against terrorists and weapons stock-piling inside Gaza, and warning the residents to evacuate (clear the way, and move to other areas) before hand. Yet, it was still condemned.

By now, Hamas is not shy in bragging of using children as human shields.





2010



Arab Muslim anti-Israel propaganda picks up steam, as the current motto is to “make Jews look bad” so they can justify their hatred and create the foundation for their intended ultimate goal of genocide.


A supposed “peace activism” designed to help the Hamas in Gaza who have been blockaded (after their continuous attacks on Israel’s civilians, in order to stop their weapon smuggling), has been organizing “aid ships” heading to Gaza and confront Israeli security, [incidentally, there are no “aid ships” heading towards the Egyptian border, though that country has the same blockade on the violent Gaza regime, for no one in the Arab-Islamic world cares about Arab-Palestinians, unless it can hurt Israel, a “sacred” goal by leaders, religious clerics, etc.], one such ship, the Flotilla had a major success in damning Israel’s image, after violently attacking the Israelis (who came aboard to check for weapons), 9 Muslims died, an uproar against Israel came about.

Later on, the true intentions of the Islamists on board were revealed, as they were filmed shouting: ‘kill the Jews for Allah’ and in an earlier defying radio exchange with the Israelis who warned them of entering Israeli territory the response from the Islamists aboard the ship was “Shut up! Go back to Auchwitz!We help the Arabs, Remember 9/11!”

There were also revelations that Islamists planned the entire event as “martyrdom.”


The Flotilla was organized by the radical Islamic Turkish group IHH, tied to terrorism, Turkish president Mr. Erdogan who’s representing the Islamic party (linked to the Flotilla), was looking for some time to break his country’s alliance with Israel, he also objected to UN’s sanctions against Iran for not complying with regards to its nuclear program.

Radicalization of Turkey, in an already volatile region.




I short, in 100 Words…



Israel [the multi-racial, equal democracy], its Jewish returnees to their historic homeland, face genocide campaign [at times “just” ethnic cleansing] by Arab-Muslims since the 1920’s. Whether by Arab immigrants, their children – called “Palestinians,” or by [apartheid, almost Judenrein] Arab/Muslim forces [exploiters of Arab-Palestinians] for: power, sheer anti-Jewish hatred [exemplified through dehumanization/incitement], or as part of an overall Jihad towards world domination.

Motivation: Islamic bigotry, Jihad, Arab racism.

The aggressors (Palestinians/Hezbollah) self-made “victims” falsify information/images, define lost battles, casualties resulting from Islamists using civilians (to make humane Israel look bad), as “massacres.”


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The 3 ABC’s of Islamo-Arab VS Israel


A Annihilation. Al-Jihad. Arab-Racism. (Islamic) Apartheid.


B Bogus info/excuses/terminology. Bullying (“lobbying” w/threats) world organizations. Brainwashing (their kids & global propaganda).


C Crimes against humanity. Causing civilian deaths (of both sides). Cult of death.

 

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Some of the Islamic Terrorists’ plotted mass murder

May 30, 2010

Some of the Islamic Terrorists’ plotted mass murder

 


—2000—

OLYMPICS 2000 BOMB

Saturday, 26 August, 2000, 05:37 GMT 06:37 UK Olympic ‘bomb plot’ foiled

Police accidentally uncovered the threat to the Olympics

New Zealand police have uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear reactor in Sydney during next month’s Olympic Games.

The reactor is in Sydney’s suburbs

Australian police have been informed and the two forces are working together on the case involving a group of Afghan refugees who had suspicious material in their possession. The group was reportedly linked with Afghanistan-based terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Detective superintendent Bill Bishop, New Zealand’s National Crime manager, said: “That material included a map of Sydney highlighting a nuclear reactor and highlighting entrance and exit routes.”

In Sydney, a New South Wales police spokesman said they had been briefed by New Zealand on the potential threat to the Lucas Heights nuclear research reactor in the city’s outer suburbs.

Sydney has a population of about 4.5 million which could swell by another million people during the games… The bomb plot was reportedly linked to Osama bid Laden … http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/896660.stm


—2001—

CYANIDE

CYANIDE THREAT: Tapes reveal poison plan

Back to the Perpetrator’s Page

John Follain and Nicholas Rufford

10-14-2001

SECRETLY recorded tapes have revealed plans by followers of Osama Bin Laden for a chemical weapon attack in Europe using a poisonous invisible gas that security sources say was cyanide.

A gang of terrorists active in Britain, Germany and Italy plotted to use tins of tomatoes to transport “a liquid that suffocates people”. The plan was foiled after a Libyan at the centre of the plot was arrested in Munich on Wednesday.

The evidence is the first that Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda organisation was preparing to use weapons of mass destruction. The tapes were made by Italian anti-terrorist police, who bugged an apartment outside Milan that the gang thought was a safe house. The suspects discussed getting 10 litres of the poison, enough to kill thousands if released indoors.

One theory is that the group planned to spread the poison in an American government building in London or Rome. A witness who trained in one of Bin Laden’s camps said he was instructed how to put cyanide in a building’s ventilation system.

The tins of tomatoes could have been used to transport cyanide crystals before they were dissolved into a liquid, which could then be dispersed through the ventilation ducts. If large quantities were available, the vapour produced could kill many occupants of a building within 10 minutes.

The transcripts are part of evidence compiled by Stefano Dambruoso, an Italian prosecutor, against five suspected members of the Salafist Group for Faith and Combat, a militant offshoot of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), backed by Bin Laden. The five are in custody in Milan. At least two had links to Britain.

Last Friday the US Treasury named the Islamic Cultural Institute in Milan, to which cell members were linked, as “the most important base of Al-Qaeda in Europe”. It said the institute was used by Bin Laden’s organisation “as a station from which weapons, men and money travel the whole world”.

The clandestine recordings were made in March and April, when gang members were becoming impatient to receive instructions from Bin Laden and to be told the target. They also reveal claims that female followers of Bin Laden were being trained as potential suicide attackers.

The most chilling conversations took place between Ben Heni Mohamed Lased, a 32-year-old Libyan arrested in Munich last week, and Essid Sami Ben Khemais, 31, a Tunisian, believed to be the leader of the Italian cell, who was arrested in Milan in April. Khemais is believed to have met Mohammed Atta, one of the 19 hijackers behind the American attacks.

Khemais and Lased spent a week in an apartment near Milan to plan terrorist atrocities, unaware it was bugged. Lased is heard trying to teach Khemais to conceal a bomb in a personal cassette player, to which Khemais responds by asking about chemical weapons: “I’d like to learn how to use the medicine, I’d like to see what effect it has when someone breathes it in. The Libyan has the formula; he’s a chemistry professor.”

Another activist said: “What’s going on – you are putting down your guns and taking up industrial products?” Lased replied: “There’s a liquid which is extremely efficient because it suffocates people. Do you want to try it?” The other man said: “Yes, why not. A few barrels.”

In another conversation, Khemais urges Lased to get in touch with “the sheikh”, believed to be Bin Laden, about recruiting attackers.

“Talk to the sheikh. I need two people who I have already got in mind, the Libyan and the Kurd from London. What I need is not an army but two people who have got a brain, training and nothing to lose or to gain. They spread the gas and say goodbye. I only need a barrel of 10 litres and a few documents. God is with us.”

On the evening of March 9, Lased confided: “Believe me, the sheikh is planning something. He has an objective and he wants to realise it, just like he has achieved all his desires. It’s not a little thing.”

Predicting the success of Bin Laden’s terror campaign, Lased said: “God loves us because Europe is now in our hands. Now we are emigrant fighters, that’s the task we’ve got to carry out with honour. We have to be like snakes. We have to fight and then hide.”

Lased also explains how to reach Bin Laden’s training camps by obtaining a visa from Iran’s London embassy, ostensibly for visiting Mecca. “In Iran there is an organisation which helps mujaheddin brothers to cross the border. There’s total collaboration with the Iranians,” he said.

Khemais talked about trips to Afghanistan during which he saw Bin Laden’s weapons, including captured US cruise missiles launched against the camps in 1998 but which failed to explode.

“The Americans are probably convinced that bombing the sheikh’s training camps was a victory, but the truth is it was a defeat. Most of the weapons didn’t even explode and they have enriched the sheikh’s arsenal,” he claimed. http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/cyanide.htm

DIRTY BOMB (2001)

Research on terrorism: trends, achievements & failures – series on political violence, by Andrew Silke, Routledge, 2004 Adam Nathan and David Leppard, ‘Al-Qaeda’s Men Held Secret Meetings to Build “dirty bomb”‘, Sunday ‘limes, 14 October 2001, p. A5. Nick Fielding, Joe Laurier, Gareth Walsh, ‘Bin Laden “almost had uranium bomb”‘, Sunday Times, 3 March 2002 http://books.google.com/books?id=rSpfNJQ4CbAC&pg=PA89

BIN LADEN’S NUCLEAR PLOT: Al-Qaeda’s men held secret meetings to build ‘dirty bomb’

Adam Nathan and David Leppard

EVIDENCE has emerged of a plan by Osama Bin Laden to manufacture a “dirty bomb” that could spray nuclear material over highly populated areas.

British intelligence services are investigating claims by a Bulgarian businessman that he was approached earlier this year by a middleman for Bin Laden seeking to obtain highly radioactive material.

The pair discussed setting up an environmental company as a front to buy nuclear waste that could be combined with conventional explosives to create a “dirty bomb”.

It is believed to be at least the fourth attempt by Bin Laden to obtain nuclear material. The Saudi terrorist has publicly vowed to gain weapons of mass destruction.

The latest approach was made in April after Ivan Ivanov, a Bulgarian businessman with long-standing ties to a Middle Eastern contracting firm, was invited to Pakistan.

On his arrival in Peshawar, Ivanov, a former Bulgarian intelligence officer, said it became clear his hosts were enthusiastic supporters of Bin Laden. They apparently saw his political links in eastern Europe as a “useful asset”.

Speaking in a cafe on the outskirts of Sofia last week, Ivanov recalled how the men took him to see Bin Laden, who was speaking at a religious festival on April 10 on the outskirts of Peshawar.

At the time Bin Laden was wanted for his alleged involvement in the bombing in 1998 of two American embassies in Africa, in which more than 200 people had been killed. Yet Ivanov claimed uniformed Pakistani soldiers armed with M-16 machine guns had provided security.

A day later, Ivanov said he was taken on a rough mountainous bus ride along Pakistan’s remote border with China. There he was led to a secret location, where he was introduced to Bin Laden as “our partner from Europe”.

When Ivanov discreetly checked his Magellan 310 global positioning system, it showed the meeting had actually taken place in China. Western intelligence sources described the meeting near the Pakistani border as “credible”.

Ivanov then travelled with his new business associates to a large villa in Rawalpindi. The next day he was approached by a Pakistani scientist who described himself as chemical engineer.

The scientist, who was highly educated and spoke almost fluent English, said he was interested in obtaining spent nuclear fuel rods from the Kozlodui nuclear electricity plant in Bulgaria.

“He wanted a legitimate way of buying nuclear waste from the power plant,” said Ivanov. “He was ready to give me money in advance to find local companies to help him to export this material.”

Ivanov was offered $200,000 (£137,000) to help set up an environmental firm to buy nuclear waste, and asked if he would run the company. He declined the offer and, on his return home, informed officials in Bulgaria of the meeting.

British authorities in Pakistan later discovered the 49-year-old scientist had been issued with two six-month visas to visit Britain in the last two years. They are now investigating his links with the Bin Laden network.

Although his trips to Britain remain a mystery, intelligence officials believe the scientist may have met sympathisers at British universities or tried to set up front companies similar to the one planned in Bulgaria.

Ivanov’s account of the Bin Laden plot has been backed by Velizar Shalamanov, the former Bulgarian deputy defence minister, who last week said Ivanov had worked for the government.

A British diplomatic source in Pakistan said: “This appears to be a sophisticated plot using a scientist and a credible front company, and that is a concern.”

Although British intelligence believes Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network may have some crude chemical weapons such as cyanide, there is no evidence to suggest he has obtained any nuclear material.

In September 1998 Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, alleged to be a high-level aide to Bin Laden, was arrested in Germany after trying to buy low- grade nuclear reactor fuel.

Jamal al-Fadl, a former Bin Laden aide, told the FBI he had witnessed Al-Qaeda members trying to buy enriched uranium in the mid-1990s, according to court documents. He also claimed to have been to Sudan, where an associate of an army officer tried to sell him uranium for £1m.

Bin Laden has never made any secret of his interest in acquiring nuclear weapons. In an interview in January 1999, he said: “It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.”

Additional reporting: Matthew Brunwasser, Sofia

Copyright 2001 Times Newspapers Ltd. http://www.remoteviewing.com/remote-viewing-projects/special-reports/poor-mans-nuke/poormansnuke.pdf


—2003—

TOXIC PLANS (2003)

Exclusive: Toxic Shock: The Very Real Threat of Bio-Chemical Terror (Part 2) Adrian Morgan

Author: Adrian Morgan

Date Published: 2007-03-20

…On January 3, 2003, when police went to arrest Bourgass from his apartment above a chemist’s shop at 352 High Road, Wood Green, north London, castor oil beans, processing equipment (a grinder, mortar and pestle, a bottle of acetone, funnel, thermometers and scales) and photocopied recipes for ricin production were found.

Bourgass had fled to an apartment in Crumpsall Lane, Manchester. When on January 14 police tried to enter this apartment, Bourgass stabbed Detective Constable Stephen Oake eight times as he tried to escape. The detective died from his wounds. Bourgass was convicted in June 2004 and given a life sentence for DC Oake’s murder. In April 2005, Bourgass was found guilty of “conspiracy to commit a public nuisance by using poisons and explosives” and he was sentenced to 17 years’ jail.

Bourgass had frequently slept at Abu Hamza’s mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, where he photocopied his chemical recipes. He had used the mosque as his mailing address. Following Bourgass’ arrest, the mosque was raided on January 20, 2003. Hidden behind ceiling panels were found false passports, CS gas canisters and, ominously, chemical warfare protection suits and a gas mask.

Bourgass had intended to use the ricin which he was developing to attack the busy Heathrow Express rail link, placing ricin on hand rails and in lavatories on the trains. During his 2005 trial, chemical experts confirmed that his production methods – using a solvent to break down fats and oils in the castor oil beans, filtering the substance and evaporating to form a powder – would have been effective. An expert from Porton Down chemical research center recreated the method and tested it on mice. http://www.fsmarchives.org/article.php?id=817543

CNS Reports Ricin Found in London: An al-Qa`ida Connection? http://cns.miis.edu/reports/ricin.htm

From The Times March 21, 2003

Ricin traces found in Paris station

From Adam Sage in Paris Recommend? FEARS grew that terrorists could be planning a poison attack in Europe after the French Interior Ministry said last night that traces of ricin had been found at a mainline railway station in Paris. Officials said that police had found the poison in flasks discovered in a locker by staff at the Gare de Lyon in eastern Paris.

On Monday the police had found two flasks containing a white powder, which tests revealed to be a “highly toxic” mixture containing ricin. They also discovered two other flasks and a bottle containing unidentified liquids.

The discovery will increase fears that a pan-European Islamic network is preparing chemical attacks. It comes two months after police found traces of the chemical in a flat in North London.

There is particular concern that Islamic extremists could try to strike during the first days of the attack on Iraq.

Although France has opposed the war, the authorities in Paris are worried that it could nevertheless be chosen as a target by Islamic groups.

The French Government reinforced its anti-terrorist measures yesterday, drafting in at least 400 additional soldiers to protect main cities.

Nicolas Sarkozy, the Interior Minister, put in place a police unit to co-ordinate the fight against terrorism. He also ordered that all high-speed trains be checked for suspicious packages.

France is known to be a home for Islamic militants who established terrorist networks in and around its cities in the 1990s. Although effective police action has prevented Islamic terrorist attacks there in recent years, French-based groups are thought to be providing support to those abroad, including in Britain.

Two days ago, for instance, French police arrested two suspected terrorists in connection with an inquiry into a so-called Chechen network. The arrests came after police raids in two Parisian suburbs, La Courneuve and Romainville, in December when nine suspects were detained.

At the time, the Interior Ministry said there was evidence to suggest that the group from La Courneuve and Romainville was planning a poison gas attack, as well as a conventional attack on Russian interests in Paris.

Although the police gave few details last night of the discovery at the station in Paris, there will be concern that it could have been planned for use in Britain.

In January, seven suspects, mostly of Algerian origin, were arrested in a flat in Wood Green, North London, where police discovered ricin traces in what appeared to be a chemical laboratory. After the raid, Tony Blair said it was inevitable that terrorists would try to attack Britain at some point.

In Manchester, a police officer was killed during a second operation in connection with the ricin inquiry.

French police will also be studying the possibility that terrorists could be planning attacks on targets in France.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French Prime Minister, said yesterday: “The terrorist threat is present. France is targeted like all Western countries. Our country must be governed with calm and determination.”

Ricin is one of the deadliest naturally occurring poisons (Mark Henderson writes). It is four times more toxic than cobra venom and, when injected, can kill with a dose as small as one microgram per kilogram of bodyweight. Bioterrorism experts believe, however, that it is most likely to be used to poison food or water supplies. The toxin is among the most readily available to terrorists. It comes from the seeds of the castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, which is grown all over the world to make castor oil. About a million tonnes of castor oil is produced every year, and the mash left behind as waste can contain as much as 5 per cent ricin by weight. Although the toxic waste is normally rendered harmless by immersion in boiling water, the poison can be extracted using a simple chemical process.

As well as being easy to make in large amounts, ricin is highly stable, making it easy to store and transport. It works as a cytotoxin, or cell poison, with a single molecule capable of killing a cell.

Within three hours the victim will experience abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea, followed by severe dehydration, reduced blood pressure and collapse of the liver, kidneys and lungs.

Death usually occurs within three to five days. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article1121649.ece

Ricin Found in Paris; Anti-U.S. Plot? Ricin, Cyanide Found in Paris; U.S. Facilities May Have Been Targets

By Brian Ross March 20, 2003 Vials of the deadly poisons ricin and cyanide were found in a Paris train station locker, French authorities said today. Officials told ABCNEWS they believe the material was apparently to be used in attacks on U.S. targets in Europe.

Two vials of the toxin ricin were found in a self-check storage locker at the Gare de Lyon railway station on Monday. The locker also contained two bottles of a black powder, believed to be iron perchloride, used for explosives, and a small bottle of cyanide, French intelligence sources said.

Officials believe terrorists intended to attack U.S. targets in France or Italy, sources told ABCNEWS. The discovery may have disrupted a major attack, they said.

A ‘Match’ to Poisons Linked to Al Qaeda

Chemical analysis showed the ricin found in Paris “matched” traces of ricin that British anti-terrorist police found during a raid on a London apartment in January, sources said.

One of the seven suspects arrested during the London raid was found to have attended an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan.

The London ricin was linked to a Kurdish extremist group in northern Iraq called Ansar al-Islam, known to have ties to al Qaeda.

French authorities had been watching the locker where the ricin was found, as part of a long-term anti-terror investigation, sources told ABCNEWS. They had hoped to arrest an agent when he or she came to retrieve the toxins. When no one arrived, they finally opened the locker.

Ricin is extremely dangerous, but not considered an effective tool for mass killing. It is classified as a Class B bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The poison, which is made from castor beans, is deadlier than cyanide and is most deadly when injected directly into a victim.

If inhaled, it can cause acute lung injury and progressive respiratory failure; if ingested, it can lead rapidly to gastrointestinal hemorrhage, severe dehydration and death within three days.

The other materials found in the Paris locker may indicate a plan to spread the poisons into the air by setting off an explosive charge. http://tvnz.co.nz/content/176960


—2006—

DIRTY BOMB TO KILL THOUSANDS – US / UK

Terrorist jailed for life for conspiracy to murder in the UK and US

A British man who planned to blow up UK and American targets killing hundreds, if not thousands of people, was jailed for life today with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 40 years.

Dhiren Barot proposed a series of co-ordinated attacks in the UK, including detonating a dirty bomb, launching an attack on a train and packing three limousines with gas cylinders and explosives before setting them off in underground car parks.

The 34-year-old, a close associate or member of Al Qaeda, was arrested by the Met’s Anti-Terrorist Branch in what became at the time, the largest counter terrorist investigation ever launched in the UK. The investigation also involved officers from Special Branch.

Barot also made plans to cause lethal explosions at American financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and Washington’s World Bank.

His aim was to kill as many innocent civilians as possible.

Mr Justice Butterfield told Barot: “You are a determined and dedicated terrorist. You are a highly intelligent and extremely dangerous man. You trained for years in Pakistan in order to wreak death and destruction on the western world.”

Barot had previously admitted conspiracy to murder at a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court in October.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, head of the Met Counter Terrorism Command, said:

“By his own admission Barot wanted to commit mass murder on both sides of the Atlantic. He was the leader of the plot. If he had succeeded, hundreds if not thousands could have died.

“His plans to set off a dirty bomb in this country could have caused widespread fear, panic and disruption.

“Barot was a determined and experienced terrorist. He went to terrorist training camps in 1995, long before 9/11, or the invasions of Afghanistan or Iraq. He is not someone who has recently been attracted to the terrorist cause.

“He is a full-time terrorist. His training showed through. He used anti-surveillance, coded messages and secret meetings, but he could not evade capture. He was stopped before he could attack the British and American people. As always, our concern for public safety was paramount.

“I cannot praise highly enough everyone who has been involved in this case for their tireless and skilful work in bringing Barot to justice. His arrest and conviction will be seen as a landmark in the fight against terrorism in the UK.

“For well over two years we have been unable to show the British public the reality of the threat they faced from this man. Now they can see for themselves the full horror of his plans.”

Barot carried out extensive research and planning for the attacks, including reconnaissance visits to America, via the internet and visiting public and specialist libraries.

He wrote detailed documents for attacks in both countries, which were found on computer hard drives following his arrest in August 2004. Handwritten notes referring to chemical mixtures were also recovered.

In a written plan titled the Gas Limos Project, which was recovered from a laptop during a counter terrorist operation in Gujurat, Barot wrote about the chaos and pandemonium a bomb exploding on a tube train travelling under the Thames could cause.

He wrote: . . . imagine the chaos that would be caused if a powerful explosion were to rip through here and actually rupture the river itself. This would cause pandemonium, what with the explosions, flooding, drowning, etc that would occur/result.

Other elements of the ‘Gas Limos Project’ were recovered in the UK following his arrest in August 2004. It had been completed in the aftermath of the Madrid bombings and proposed a series of co-ordinated attacks to be launched in this country.

Various methods of attack, including packing limousines with explosives and driving them into underground car parks, arson and aeroplanes flown into buildings, were considered in it.

The Gas Limos Project also made reference to David Copeland, who carried out three attacks in London in 1999; Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh and Ramzi Yusef, the 1993 World Trade Center bomber. This clearly demonstrates that Barot had studied and been influenced by the work of other terrorists.

Detailed plans including organisation structures and business histories of some of Barot’s American targets – Citigroup, Prudential, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the New York Stock Exhange – were among other documents found on computers.

The plans also included details of structural surveys, escape routes and security measures and how close emergency services such as fire departments and hospitals were to each building.

The intention, clearly set out in the documents, was to collapse the buildings causing massive loss of life. Plans and research was still being worked on as late as July 2004.

A reconnaissance video filmed in New York and focusing on security measures at Manhattan buildings was also recovered after Barot’s arrest.

The investigation, codenamed Operation Rhyme, set new standards for the scale and complexity of the evidence. Nearly 300 computers and around 1,800 items of discs, cds and removable storage were seized and examined, and 4,000 garages and lock ups visited.

The case also involved a wide range of investigative methods, including forensic linguistics to prove the authorship of documents; facial mapping; computer forensics and handwriting analysis. http://cms.met.police.uk/news/convictions/terrorism/terrorist_jailed_for_life_for_conspiracy_to_murder_in_the_uk_and_us

Muslim was planning dirty bomb attack in UK

By Duncan Gardham Published: 12:02AM BST 13 Oct 2006

Dhiren Barot pleaded guilty A British Muslim yesterday admitted plotting a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks in this country including one involving a radioactive “dirty bomb”.

Dhiren Barot, from Kingsbury, north London, also pleaded guilty to planning attacks against the IMF, World Bank and financial institutions in New York, Washington and Newark.

…Edmund Lawson, QC, told Woolwich Crown Court, south London: “These plans to carry out explosions at those premises with no warning were basically designed to kill as many innocent people as possible.”

Barot described a car bomb plot called the “Gas Limos Project” as “the main cornerstone of a series of planned attacks” in Britain.

The court heard that Barot had asked for his plans to be outlined as part of his guilty plea.

“The principal planned attack involved packing three limousines with gas cylinders, explosives and the like and detonating them in underground car parks,” Mr Lawson said.

Barot was said to have three other projects, including one that he called the “Radiation (Dirty Bomb) Project”.

He had wanted the attacks to be launched in a “synchronised, concurrent and back-to-back” way with the main Gas Limos Project.

But the court heard he believed that the Radiation Project deserved to be an independent plot in its own right and would cause a number of further “collateral” objectives such as “injury, fear, terror and chaos”.

Expert evidence suggested the Radiation Project, which was aimed at terrorising 500 people, would have been unlikely to kill but would cause “considerable fear, panic and social disruption”.

Barot is said to have made notes of his plans in a Paperchase notebook and to have made a video of targets in New York. The projects, titled “Rough Presentation” and “Final Presentation” were saved on a computer.

Seven other men also face charges of conspiracy to murder. They deny the charges.

The prosecution has accepted that there is no evidence to contradict the defence assertion that no funding had been received and no bomb-making equipment or vehicles had been purchased.

Barot, 34, yesterday became the first Muslim accused of plotting explosions in this country to plead guilty. He was arrested in August 2004.

A short man, with a neatly clipped beard, he stood up and answered clearly “I plead guilty” when the charge of conspiracy to murder was put to him yesterday.

He spent much of the hearing tapping notes into a laptop computer.

Quietly spoken and smartly dressed, Barot is not the usual image of a terrorist. He was born a Hindu and brought up in a north London suburb by middle-class parents.

Family friends have told The Daily Telegraph how Barot’s father, a banker from Nairobi, fled the worsening situation for Asians in Kenya in 1973, when Dhiren was two.

Manu Barot and his wife Bhartia arrived in Britain with Dhiren and his older sister and moved into a neat 1930s semi-detached home in a cul–de-sac in Kingsbury.

While Manu had been a successful professional in Kenya, in Britain his qualifications were worthless and he was forced to turn to factory work while his wife worked in a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Dhiren and his sister, three years his senior, attended a successful local high school and worked hard. She went on to university and became a teacher.

Dhiren was less academic but was known for his interest in fashion and music.

He planned to become a travel agent after leaving school and to work in hotel management and travel the world.

In fact, he became increasingly interested in Islam and converted when he was 20, prompting a rift with his father, who by then was suffering from a heart condition.

Barot travelled to Pakistani-controlled Kashmir to “investigate the duty of jihad”.

He trained with one of the groups fighting Indian troops in the region and said later that he had “witnessed a side of Islam which cannot be found in classrooms”.

The trial continues. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1531326/Muslim-was-planning-dirty-bomb-attack-in-UK.html

BBC NEWS | UK | Muslim convert who plotted terror – Muslim convert who plotted terror

Barot attended terrorism training camps Dhiren Barot was raised a Hindu in the UK before he converted to Islam. Woolwich Crown Court heard that Barot, 34, from Kingsbury in north-west London, who admitted conspiracy to murder last month, planned to detonate a dirty bomb and launch an attack on London’s Tube.

Edmund Lawson QC, prosecuting, told the court that Barot was born in India in December 1971, and was brought to the UK by his parents the following year.

He attained GCSEs at school in Kingsbury and after leaving in 1988 obtained a City and Guilds in tourism.

His only sustained time in work was as an airline ticket clerk in Piccadilly, central London, from 1991 to 1995, and he later put in for a transfer to Heathrow but his application was turned down, Mr Lawson said.

Overseas trip

Then, in September 1995, he told his employers he was going on a “long overseas trip”.

Mr Lawson said investigations revealed he went for a long training session at a terrorist camp in Pakistan.

He inferred Barot was being financially supported somehow, as he did not seek social security benefits at any time.

BAROT TERROR CASE Planned radioactive “dirty” bomb Proposed using petrol tanker for explosion Planned train attacks, including Heathrow Express and Tube under Thames…

Bomb plotter jailed for life Other jobs he appears to have had were as a night porter at luxury apartment blocks in London and he may have also worked for a company called Phone City, Mr Lawson added.

The QC said Barot appeared to have no fixed address in the UK, and he moved frequently from one house to another.

That would have been consistent with anti-surveillance activities, Mr Lawson said.

He said Barot wrote a book published in 1999 called The Army Of Madinah under the name Esa al-Hindi, in which it said Barot converted to Islam at the age of 20.

Mr Lawson told how Barot also had a history of “losing” his passports, and said that several times his documents were reported missing before others were applied for.

Weapons notebook

Barot received extensive terror training in the use of weapons and explosives, first going to Pakistan for terrorist purposes in October 1995.

He went to the disputed territory of Kashmir and then to a mountainous area called Kotti for many months.

Detailed notes which he made while there in a notebook were later recovered by police in a garage.

The notebook referred to Kalashnikov and AK47 weapons, grenades, various chemicals including sulphuric acid, poisons, a bomb containing TNT and sulphuric acid, and the preparation of nitro-glycerine.

It also featured Molotov cocktails and napalm bombs, and a section on “how to blow up a bridge”.

Poison recipes

Parts of the notebook depicting a “basic design for a phosphorous bomb” were shown on TV screens in court.

There were also details on the effects and manufacture of poisons including cyanide and ricin.

Mr Lawson said it featured poison recipes including one for botulinum toxin, “the most toxic substance known to man”.

After Barot was given a life sentence, Peter Clarke, the head of the Metropolitan Police’s Anti-Terrorist branch, said there was a “wealth of evidence” he was a “very important figure” within al-Qaeda.

He told the BBC “We believe that early in 2004, he presented his plans to al-Qaeda leadership with the intention of getting the permission and the resources to mount attacks in the United Kingdom.”

The minimum 40-year tariff means Barot will be almost 75 by the time he is released from prison. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6121084.stm

LIQUID BOMB TO KILL THOUSANDS

Agent infiltrated terror cell, U.S. says Air travel in chaos after plot to bomb airliners exposed

Friday, August 11, 2006

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Terrorists were in the “final stages” of a plot to simultaneously blow up as many as 10 jets leaving Britain for the U.S., sending the planes and thousands of passengers into the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said … http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/08/10/us.security/index.html

British Muslims ‘planned to kill thousands by bringing down SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go with liquid bombs’By CHARLOTTE GILL and SAM GREENHILL Last updated at 13:30 04 April 2008

A gang of British Muslims planned to blow up seven planes within hours in the biggest terrorist atrocity since 9/11, a court heard yesterday. Two thousand passengers would have died in the plot by eight fanatics working “in the name of Islam”, the jury was told. It could have involved up to 18 suicide bombers. And they were almost ready to strike. The jets they targeted would all have been bound from Heathrow to cities in the U.S. and Canada, it was claimed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-555465/British-Muslims-planned-kill-thousands-bringing-SEVEN-transatlantic-airliners-liquid-bombs.html

Muslim men plotted to down 7 planes Associated Press

Last Updated: 5:41 PM, September 7, 2009

LONDON — Three British Muslims were convicted Monday of plotting to murder thousands by downing at least seven trans-Atlantic airliners in simultaneous attacks designed by al-Qaida to be the deadliest terrorist strike since Sept. 11, 2001.

Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, Assad Sarwar, 29, and Tanvir Hussain, 28 were found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court in London of leading a plan to detonate bombs on aircraft bound for the United States and Canada, using liquid explosives hidden in soda bottles.

Four other men were acquitted of conspiring to bomb airliners, but admitted lesser charges — and in one case conspiracy to murder. An eighth man was cleared completely.

Tanvir Hussain, 28, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court, London on 07 September 2009 of conspiring to activate bombs disguised as drinks. Hussain was one of three men to have been found guilty of plotting to kill thousands of people by blowing up planes from London to North America with home-made liquid bombs. The men’s arrests in 2006 led to new airport restrictions on liquids and brought chaos to travellers. The case brought sweeping new restrictions for air passengers, including limits on the amount of liquids and gels they can take carry on board. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/item_8Me0bP3w1l5QKZuMU1rqNJ

Islamic extremist guilty of liquid bomb plot… Three British-born Islamic fanatics planned to use liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks to blow at least seven flights out of the sky. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210876/Islamic-extremist-guilty-liquid-bomb-plot-blow-transatlantic-jets.html


—2008—

ITALIAN CATHEDRAL ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS

Italy: Plot to blow up Milan Cathedral Islam in Europe December 4 2008

Ilhami is not the first ‘peace activist’ to plan terror attacks. Two Moroccans arrested in Italy yesterday wanted to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas.

They hoped an attack during the busy holiday would cost dozens of lives. This according to tapped phone calls, reports La Repubblica.

The two belonged to an Islamic terror cell which had been followed by the Italian police already for months. “The plot was discovered yet before the suspects could get explosives,” says the Italian minister of Internal Affairs, Roberto Maroni, in response.

Rachid Ilhami (31) and Abdelkader Ghafir (43) were arrested in Giussano, a city 25km away from Milan. The detectives gathered from tapped phone calls and confiscated computer files that the two also prepared attacks on a supermarket and a police bureau. They are arrested on suspicion of terrorism and eventual cooperation with al-Qaeda.

Ilhami had been living since he was ten in Italy. He is married and has two children. He worked as a blacksmith and in his free time worked in a center for peace activities, in the area of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s villa, according to Corriere della Sera. http://europenews.dk/en/node/16911

EIFFEL TOWER

Terror plot to blow up Eiffel Tower uncoveredBy IAN SPARKS Last updated at 22:26 11 January 2008

The plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower was uncovered through intercepted phone calls A plot by Islamic terrorists to blow up the Eiffel Tower has been uncovered. A scrambled short-wave radio conversation exposing the planned attack on the world’s most visited monument was picked up by Portuguese air traffic controllers and passed on to French spy chiefs. The 1,060ft high tower has more than six million visitors a year – an average of more than 16,000 a day. A successful strike on the 7,500 ton iron tower, which was looked down on Paris since 1889, would be a French 9/11 and could cost thousands of lives. The threat was uncovered in a “vague and muffled” radio conversation picked up by air traffic controllers in Lisbon on Thursday.

It comes after a spate of other threats made in recent days on the websites linked to Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terror network, calling for the “brothers of Islam to strike Paris”. A police source close to France’s DST intelligance agency said last night: “It was a muffled conversation in Arabic that was passed on to us as a matter of course, but our analysts clearly identified the threat. “The sheer number of visitors going up the tower every day means a bomb blowing up there could cause the most massive loss of life. We’ve been at our red security alert for several months.” The source added: “Security at the tower was already tight, but is now being stepped up.” Paris’s socialist mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, has been given extra security protection after an Islamist website used by Al Qaeda members listed him as a target. Mr Delanoe – one of France’s few openly gay politicians – was stabbed in an anti-gay attack in 2002. In January 2005, French intelligence officers arrested three French-born Algerians suspected of plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-507760/Terror-plot-blow-Eiffel-Tower-uncovered.html

CHINA – OLYMPICS (POISON, EXPLOSIVES) PLOT

China says 35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot – CNN.com – 10 Apr 2008 … Islamic terrorists planned to attack Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese locations with poisonous gas and explosives to sabotage the Summer … http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/04/10/olympic.plot/index.html


—2009—

NYC TRANSPORTATION, STOCKPILING-WEAPONS

Official: Terror Plot Suspect Admits al Qaeda Ties, May Plead Guilty
Three-Day FBI Interrogation Said to Reveal Denver Man Had Received Explosives Training
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nyc-terror-plot-suspect-admits-al-qaeda-ties/story?id=8613699

FBI Arrests Three Men in Terror Plot that Targeted New York
Documents Allege NYPD Informant Went Bad, Tipped Off Subjects to Surveillance

By BRIAN ROSS, RICHARD ESPOSITO and CLAYTON SANDELL
Sept. 20, 2009

The FBI arrested three men overnight on charges they lied to federal agents during an investigation of a terror plot against New York City that authorities say was “the real deal.”

Authorities arrest three suspects in connection to an alleged terror plot.

Agents in Denver arrested Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year old airport shuttle driver, who authorities say appears to be the ringleader of the alleged plot. Also charged with lying to the FBI was Zazi’s father, Mohammed Zazi.

In New York, the FBI arrested the leader of a Queens mosque, Ahmad Afzali, who authorities allege had been a New York police department informant but “went bad” and tipped off Zazi, his father and others to the investigation.

Afzali’s alleged double cross compromised the case and led the FBI to move in on the suspects much earlier than they had wanted and led to extreme tensions between the Denver office of the FBI and the NYPD. One law enforcement official said the NYPD had been specifically asked not to reveal the investigation to its informants, but went ahead anyway.

In affidavits filed in connection with the arrests, agents say they discovered nine pages of handwritten notes in Zazi’s computer with details on how to make a homemade bomb.

According to the affidavit, Zazi initially denied knowing anything about the notes when he was shown them by the FBI during a three day interrogation.

Later, Zazi admitted the notes were his and that he attended an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan and received instructions on weapons and explosives.

Law enforcement and intelligence officials say the case began in 2008 when the CIA twice picked up on Zazi’s presence in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, a place often used by al Qaeda to arrange meetings with foreigners.

Zazi maintained publicly that he had no ties to al Qaeda and had gone to Peshawar only to visit his wife.

According to the FBI affidavits, Zazi went to Peshawar in Aug. 2008 and again in Jan. 2009.

Law enforcement officials told ABCNews.com that electronic intercepts revealed Zazi had sent text messages suggesting, in code, the plot was nearing the attack stage. “The wedding cake is ready,” Zazi allegedly wrote.

The three men are scheduled to appear in court Monday morning on the charges, which authorities say are designed to keep them in custody while more serious charges are considered.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/men-arrested-fbi-nyc-terror-plot/story?id=8618732

The Hunt for a Hidden Bomb Factory
Have authorities really shut down an alleged New York terror plot?

Days after local police and federal agents busted up an alleged terror plot targeting public transportation in the New York area, law enforcement and counterterrorism officials still aren’t sure if they have captured all of the suspects who might have been in on the plan. Contacted by NEWSWEEK, some officials say they believe U.S. agencies “successfully disrupted” the plot with the arrests last weekend of two men in Denver and one in Queens, New York. But other officials say that more suspects are being sought, and that urgent efforts are continuing to locate what investigators fear could be a bomb factory or an explosives stockpile.

http://www.newsweek.com/2009/09/21/the-hunt-for-a-hidden-bomb-factory.html

AGAINST SYNAGOGUES & US PLANES

FBI foils terror plot

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) — The FBI and other U.S. law enforcement agencies have foiled a would-be terror plot to blow up synagogues and shoot down U.S. military aircraft. The case was striking not only because of the efficiency of the FBI but also because the alleged plotters — three Americans and one Haitian — were jailhouse converts to Islam, the New York Daily News reported.

The four men were arrested after allegedly planting bombs outside two synagogues. They had also bought what they thought was a Stinger missile. All of the ordnance came from undercover law enforcement agents and was fake.

James Cromitie, also known as “Abdul Rahman,” David Williams, also known as “Daoud” and “DL,” Onta Williams, also known as “Hamza,” and Laguerre Payen, also known as “Amin” and “Almondo,” now face charges “arising from a plot to detonate explosives near a synagogue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to shoot military planes located at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York, with Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles,” the FBI said in a statement.

However, “In their efforts to obtain weapons, the defendants dealt with an informant acting under law enforcement supervision, and the FBI and other agencies … (made sure they only received) an inactive missile and inert explosives,” the statement said.

The charges were filed in a criminal complaint in White Plains federal court. They “include conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the United States and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles,” the FBI said.

Security analysts have long expressed their concern that extreme Islamist activists have been active in U.S. prisons seeking to convert inmates they could use to carry out terror attacks within the United States. Such converts would in effect serve as “Trojan horses.” They would be recruited within the country and would not have to go through the rigorous systems of border security, monitoring and surveillance that foreign nationals visiting the United States have had to undergo since the al-Qaida terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, killed around 3,000 Americans.

The FBI and other U.S. security agencies have often been criticized for carrying out such “sting” operations. Critics allege that the conspiracies revealed could not have been developed as seriously if it were not for the encouragement that undercover agents and informers controlled by the law enforcement agencies had given the plotters.

However, defenders of such tactics reply that they do indeed work, and that no terrorist attacks have been carried out in the past seven and half years on U.S. soil precisely because these operations have been so effective in attracting would-be terrorists who would certainly have found their arms in other ways.

The same day the arrest of the four men was announced, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech on national security at the National Archives in Washington, reaffirming his determination to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

As part of Obama’s new policy on operating through established legal and constitutional channels to seek the conviction of terror suspects, the Justice Department announced that Gitmo detainee Ahmed Ghailani, suspected of having a role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, will face trial in a federal court in New York. That would be the first civilian court case for a “high-value detainee” from Guantanamo Bay.

Obama’s Gitmo plan has drawn harsh words — and votes — from the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress, which has refused Obama’s request for $80 million to close the prison — at least until details of what will happen with the prisoners there are released.

It didn’t help that FBI Director Robert Mueller told a House of Representatives committee that moving detainees to the United States could create security issues and increase the chance of an attack on U.S. soil.

Equally concerning for the White House is the criticism it has received when the administration has taken a position, such as the reversal on the release of alleged torture photos, that appears more in line with the Bush administration than Obama supporters like or that candidate Obama espoused a few short months ago.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave a very different speech, also on national security, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington Thursday. Cheney was outspoken in defending the widely criticized practice of “waterboarding” some terror suspects to get crucial information out of them and has been roundly critical of Obama’s move on this issue.

Cheney’s partisan and controversial — but clear and uncompromising — speech and the arrests of the four terror suspects in New York state all highlighted the pitfalls and complexities Obama has to navigate in reforming the U.S. legal system while continuing to defend the American people from the very real threat of terrorist conspiracies designed to kill and maim them. The debate will continue.

http://www.upi.com/news/issueoftheday/2009/05/21/FBI-foils-made-in-America-terror-plot/UPI-59301242932587/

CHRISTMAS UNDERWEAR PLOT

Investigators: Northwest Bomb Plot Planned by al Qaeda in Yemen Officials Say Bomb Materials Sewn Into Suspect’s Underwear by Top Terror Bomb Maker

111 comments By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS Dec. 26, 2009

The plot to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit was organized and launched by al Qaeda leaders in Yemen who apparently sewed bomb materials into the suspect’s underwear before sending him on his mission, federal authorities tell ABC News.

Northwest Airlines flight 253 is shown on the runway after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport… Northwest Airlines flight 253 is shown on the runway after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Friday. A passenger aboard the plane set off an explosive device, causing a commotion and some minor injuries, a Delta official said. Northwest is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta. (J.P. Karas/AP Photo) Investigators say the suspect had more than 80 grams of PETN, a compound related to nitro-glycerin used by the military. The so-called shoe bomber, Richard Reid, had only about 50 grams kin his failed attempt in 2001 to blow up a U.S.-bound jet. Yesterday’s bomb failed because the detonator may have been too small or was not in “proper contact” with the explosive material, investigators told ABC News.

Investigators say the suspect, Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian student whose birthday was last Tuesday, has provided detailed information about his recruitment and training for what was supposed to be a Christmas Day suicide attack. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/al-qaeda-yemen-planned-northwest-flight-253-bomb-plot/story?id=9426085


—2010—


STADIUM

Chicago taxi driver charged with aiding terrorist

Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:39pm EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Chicago taxi driver was arrested on Friday and accused of sending money to a Pakistani militant with al Qaeda ties and of planning to bomb a U.S. sports stadium, authorities said.

Raja Khan, a U.S. citizen since 1988, told an undercover government agent he had met Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistani Islamic militant accused in a separate case of plotting to attack a Danish newspaper, according to court documents.

…Khan discussed with another unidentified man a plan to … They say he was planning to blow-up some stadium somewhere that …Khan discussed with another unidentified man a plan to attack a stadium in the United States with remote controlled bombs, an idea that may have been Khan’s alone…
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62P53220100326

in March, Khan and an associate appeared to discuss bombing a stadium in the United States in August, according to the complaint. Khan said that bags with remote controlled bombs could be placed in various locations, and then “boom, boom, boom, boom,” federal officials said.
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/26/chicago-man-charged-with-supporting-al-qaeda/

Khan and an associate, identified as “Individual B,” allegedly had a discussion during which they appeared to talk about attacking a stadium in the United States in “August.” Among other things, Khan described that bags containing remote controlled bombs could be placed in several different locations, and then “boom, boom, boom, boom.” Khan further said that he would ask “Lala” [Kashmiri] to teach him how to conduct such an attack
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/201757.php

According to the criminal complaint, Khan also discussed a possible bomb attack on an unspecified U.S. stadium this summer. Speaking with a man identified only as Individual B, Khan allegedly said bags containing remote-controlled bombs could be placed in the stadium and then, “boom, boom, boom, boom,” prosecutors said.
http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/chicago-cab-driver-raja-lahrasib-khan-accused-of-supporting-al-qaida/19416732

BRITON IS DUPED INTO CARRYING TERROR CASH

The money was intercepted

Sunday March 28,2010

By David Jarvis A PLOT by Al Qaeda to blow up a sports stadium was foiled when a British-based courier was arrested.

The man was held in Chicago as he prepared to board a flight for England carrying cash to buy explosives.

The money, ultimately bound for ­ Pakistan, was intercepted after an ­elaborate sting by FBI agents who had penetrated the terror cell. Last week taxi driver Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, a naturalised US citizen of Pakistani ­origin, was charged with financing ­terror.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/165608/Briton-is-duped-into-carrying-terror-cash

Chicago cab driver accused of helping terrorists‎

Chicago cab driver Raja Lahrasib Khan, a naturalized US Citizen, … say Khan planned to send money overseas and provide help in bombing a US stadium.
http://www.examiner.com/x-22966-Chicago-Islam-Examiner~y2010m3d27-Chicago-cab-driver-accused-of-helping-terrorists

TIMES SQUARE

Pakistan Taliban conspired in plot to blow up car in Times Square … 7 May 2010 … American officials say there is growing evidence that the Pakistan Taliban played a role in the failed plot to bomb Times Square at the … http://www.allnewsabout.com/europe/05/07/pakistan-taliban-conspired-in-plot-to-blow-up-car-in-times-square-us-officials-believe/

2 May 2010 … Pakistan Arrests Six Over Times Square Bomb Plot … Bomb Could Have Killed Hundreds – Police sources tell Fox 5 News that the bomb found in an SUV in Times Square was large enough to kill several hundred people and cause a lot of damage to ground level stores in a two-to-three block area. http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/manhattan/bomb-could-have-killed-hundreds

WORLD CUP

Al-Qaeda number two plotting World Cup terrorist attack –
17 May 2010
… Osama bin Laden’s closest al-Qaeda lieutenant has been plotting a terrorist attack on the World Cup, Iraqi police said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2010/7733888/Al-Qaeda-number-two-plotting-World-Cup-terrorist-attack.html

DALLAS MALL

updated 5:16 p.m. ET May 26, 2010 A Jordanian man now admits he tried to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper in September with a truck bomb he believed “would explode and cause extensive damage,” according to court documents.

Hosam Smadi, 19, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court on Friday. He was arrested in September in an elaborate undercover FBI investigation.

Smadi, a Jordanian citizen living in Italy, Texas, plotted to bomb Fountain Place, a 60-story office building on Ross Avenue, the FBI said. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37345627/ns/local_news-dallasfort_worth_tx/

POPE ASSASSINATION

Italy Expelled Moroccans On Suspicion of Pope Plot May 14, 2010 by national Reuters reports two Moroccan students deported from Italy last month were suspected of plotting to assassinate Pope Benedict, an Interior Ministry source said on Friday.

Mohamed Hlal, 26, and Ahmed Errahmouni, 22, students at the University for Foreigners in the central Italian city of Perugia, had been under surveillance by anti-terrorist police for months before they were expelled on April 29.

“During their inquiry, investigators found evidence suggesting the two (suspects) were plotting an attack on the pope,” said the source.

An interior ministry statement issued at the time of their deportation said they were being expelled under prevention of terrorism laws.

Six other foreign students, suspected of contacts with militant Islamic groups, are still under investigation. http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2010/05/14/italy-expelled-moroccans-on-suspicion-of-pope-plot/

Terror suspect held over ricin plot can make asylum claim By JAMES SLACK Last updated at 00:56 15 May 2007

Mouloud Sihali was acquitted of charges in the Ricin plot trial in April 2005 A terror suspect accused of a plot to commit mass murder with the poison ricin was last night freed to claim asylum. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-454774/Terror-suspect-held-ricin-plot-make-asylum-claim.html

A reminder about the ISLAMOFASCISM of “moderate” Indonesia

May 16, 2010

As Obama is to be heading to Indonesia, let’s remember the “beauty” and “moderation” of that country, or better, yet, what Obama will NOT talk about during his trip to the most populated Muslim country.

_______________


·RADICALISM·


Remember this SMILING EVIL face?

Radical roots of the smiling Bali bomber. By Alex Spillius in Denpasar Published: 12:01AM BST 08 Aug 2003. Amrozi bin Nurhasyim is one of three brothers …

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/1438312/Radical-roots-of-the-smiling-Bali-b omber.html

some of the latest radical Islam attempts

With the latest arrests, the Indonesian authorities believe they have rounded up the majority of those involved in paramilitary training in Aceh, where experts believe the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terror network has made its new base. Since police discovered and raided a training camp in the mountains of Indonesia’s westernmost province in February, they have captured more than 60 suspected militants and shot 13 in follow-up raids and arrests.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_526403.html

“Official” radicalization:

Indonesia court upholds blasphemy laws The Associated Press – Chris Blake – 19 Apr 2010 …it is supported by religious conservatives, including the radical Islamic.. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hPQn6EhCh4bg7T1uaEV-Wo5pdnwQD9F6IML01

_______________


·APES & PIGS – ISLAMIC FASCISM’S TEACHING·



Indonesian Muslim protesters…
That Old Lovable “Jews Are Apes And Pigs” Canard (Yahudi Lankatullah?)

http://outoftheblu.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/that-old-lovable-jews-are-apes-and-pigs-canard/


http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/01/indonesia-holds-anti-semitic-jews-as-apes-protest/

_______________

·PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS·


This link will give you an idea of Christians’ suffering in that “moderate” Muslim APARTHEID country.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acompassdirect.org%2F+indonesia

An example Indonesian Muslim Butchers Attack Christian Village, Slaughter Children
Non-believers in Obama’s childhood homeland, Indonesia — the largest Muslim country in the world — are suffering under a violent jihad. Where is Obama? What say Obama? He grew up on the streets of Jakarta. Who better to quell the unspeakable violence against Christians than an Islamo-Christian Indonesian like Obama? His father was Muslim, his step father too, his mother was ………. don’t get me started.
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/08/indonesian-muslims-butchers-attack-christian -villahe-slaughter-children.html

Recent: 04/28/2010 10:21 INDONESIA
West Java, thousands of Islamic extremists attack a Christian center
Three cars destroyed and some buildings set on fire. The origin of the attack a rumor that Christians wanted to build a chapel within the center
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/West-Java,-thousands-of-Islamic-extremists-attack-a-Christian-center- 18256.html

(This is not too long ago, 2004)
This church in Ambon is one of many that have been demolished in Indonesia. Churches are continually being closed down or burned to prevent believers from worshipping.
Fiery persecution
Photo courtesy of International Christian Concern
These homes were burned because they were in a Christian village in Indonesia. Muslim jihad warriors attack such villages, destroying homes and churches and kill many of the residents. Survivors are forced to convert to Islam.

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/printerfriendly.asp?ID=17429

Islamic Iran’s Hezbollah thugs lose in Lebanon’s elections

June 9, 2009

Islamic Iran’s Hezbollah thugs lose in Lebanon’s elections

Hezbollah Extremists Lose Lebanon Vote – CBS News 8 Jun 2009 … Militants Fail To Erode Pro-Western Bloc’s Majority In Parliamentary Elections, But Questions Of Gridlock Remain.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/08/world/main5070565.shtml

[QUOTE] US allies defeat Hezbollah in Lebanon vote‎ – June 8, 2009
BEIRUT (AFP) — A pro-Western bloc inflicted a surprise defeat on Hezbollah and its allies at the ballot box in Lebanon, final results showed, as the winners …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRZtvsstUGZVe7S7lJNhqPya_AjA [/QUOTE]

Good to see some good news for a change, how the foreign Iranian invader’s arm of Jihad, loses!

The cheap Arabist film: “The Visitor”

June 2, 2009

The cheap Arabist film: “The Visitor”

  
 
A. Victimhood It is a total reaffirmation of “we Arabs are always innocent victims”.
 
B. Fake grace ‘Mouna’ (mother of “Tarek”) is a “bad” actress, trying so hard to pose as “gracious”, she does a terrible job in convincing, she never really projects it, but rather as a time-bomb, waiting to explode every minute.
 
C. Arabs don’t need to apologize… Richard Jenkins, playing “Walter”, the American professor who all-of-a-sudden falls in love in Tambor-drumming, apologizes again and again for the FED’s arresting ‘Tarek’, an illegal immigrant, especially when he has been deported, he apologizes helplessly to Tarek’s mother for US’ (so called) “treatment”…, yet you don’t hear any apology from Tarek or his mother for what Arabs did to Americans that caused Americans to be wary of Arab immigrants more than of any other immigrants…
 
D. Arab or African? Somehow an Arab (“Tarek”: Haaz Sleiman) stars in African type of (drumming) music, how come? Is this an attempt to “dress” Arabs as Africans, thus alienating some Africans (those carrying a grudge) against whites?
 
E. Why come? If Arabs hate it over here, Why still come and immigrate, legally or illegally? And what is the big “horror” played in the film for a LEGAL deporting of an illegal alien anyway (you hear that phrase “it’s unfair”, again and again, making sure you hear that ‘Arabs have issues’…)?
By the same token it avoids the tale of terrible corruptive and cruel governments such as Syrian, “Palestinian”, etc. where they are running from…
 
F. Stupidity, ‘Tarek’ tries to argue that “I am not a terrorist, terrorists are well connected and protected“… what kind of argument is that? Besides, there are Arab terrorists who are loners, or those well connected but pose as loners… in order not to expose their contacts.
 
G. An immigration issue? Another apparent attempt of alienating is posing “Tarek” as an “immigration” issue, thus another effort is being made by Arabism (the divider) to gather some Latinos’ support against mainstream America.
 

Major Islamic massacre by twin suicide bombing in Iraq – Diyala province with the capture of Leader of Al-Qaida in Iraq: Abu Omar al-Baghdadi

April 23, 2009

Major Islamic massacre by twin suicide bombing in Iraq – Diyala province with the capture of Leader of Al-Qaida in Iraq: Abu Omar al-Baghdadi

Iraq Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill or Injure Almost 200 (Update1)

By Caroline Alexander and Ali Sheikholeslami

April 23 (Bloomberg) — Two suicide bombings in Iraq left almost 200 people dead or injured, including Iranian Shiite Muslim pilgrims, as Iraqi security forces announced the arrest of al-Qaeda’s leader in the country.

There were at least 105 casualties among six busloads of Iranians targeted at a roadside restaurant in Diyala province as they traveled to a shrine in Karbala, Iran’s state-run Fars news agency said without providing details. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan said 70 were killed or wounded, while Agence France-Presse put the death toll at 45.

While violence has ebbed in the country as a whole after a surge in U.S. troops and as Sunni Muslim insurgents turned against al-Qaeda, the bombings highlight the fragility of the country’s security. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for today’s attacks.

In Baghdad, 31 people died, including 10 police officers, and 51 were hurt in a bombing in a square in the center of the capital, Fars said, citing the city’s police commander. A female suicide bomber carried out the attack, detonating her explosives belt in a crowd of civilians and Iraqi security forces in the Karradah neighborhood, the PUK said.

The al-Qaeda leader was captured by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad’s al-Risafa district, the PUK said on its Arabic- language Web site, citing security spokesman Major General Qassim Atta, who declined to provide further information.

Sunni Insurgents

Shiite pilgrims have frequently been targeted by Sunni insurgent groups, in incidents that Iraqi government officials say are aimed at stoking sectarian violence. Today’s attack on pilgrims is one of the deadliest assaults on Shiite worshippers in Iraq since 149 people were killed in March 2007 while heading to Karbala in buses and on foot. That was among the worst attacks since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Iraqi security officials identified the al-Qaeda leader captured today as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the PUK said. The Interior Ministry said in March 2007 that its forces had arrested al-Baghdadi, a claim it later retracted. In July 2007, the U.S. military said al-Baghdadi never existed.

Analysts have said Abu Omar al-Baghdadi may be a title invented by al-Qaeda to give any non-Iraqi leader of the group in Iraq an identity that would promote acceptance in the country. Last year al-Arabiya television identified al-Baghdadi as Hamid Dawoud al-Zawi. Fars today identified him as Abdullah Rashid Saleh, saying he was born in Baghdad in 1947 and went to Afghanistan in 1987 to meet with Osama bin Laden.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aIiojGZgFYEU&refer=home

75 Killed in Iraq Blasts
Voice of America – April 23, 2009‎
By VOA News Two major suicide bombings in Iraq have claimed the lives of at least 75 people, one of the most violent days in the country in more than a year.
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-23-voa35.cfm

Suicide Bombers Kill More Than 70 in Baghdad, Diyala Province
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/04/23/ST2009042302380.html Washington Post

Omar al-Baghdadi, head of an al Qaeda umbrella group called the Islamic State of Iraq, was seized in Baghdad during a major military operation, according to Gen. Qassim Atta, spokesman of the Baghdad Operations Command. advertisement. ISI encompasses most Iraqi insurgency groups, including al Qaeda in Iraq. …
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/04/23/iraq.violence

At Least 75 People Are Killed in Two Attacks in Iraq… Mr. Baghdadi is the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of Sunni militant forces believed to include Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. … New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/world/middleeast/24iraq.html?hp

Here’s a recent round-up of the “Overseas Contingency” on Islamofascism

April 5, 2009
Here’s a recent round-up of the “Overseas Contingency” on  Islamofascism
 
Obama Scraps ‘Global War on Terror’ for ‘Overseas Contingency …Mar 25, 2009 … Obama has reportedly ordered an end to use of the phrase.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/03/25/report-obama-administration-backing-away-global-war-terror/
 
 
Pakistan: Fear imposed by Taliban in Swat Valley restricts freedom …
Human Rights Education Associates (press release) – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the impact that the imposition of the Sharia (Islamic law) in Pakistan’s northern Swat valley is having on press …
http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=2&language_id=1&headline_id=8957
 
Suicide attacks in Pakistan kill 25 United Press International
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/04/Suicide-attacks-in-Pakistan-kill-25/UPI-63251238883834/
 
Suicide attack on Pakistan security checkpoint kills 12 CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/04/pakistan.drone.attack/
 
Attacks in Pakistan kill nearly 30 people Australia Network News
http://australianetworknews.com/stories/200904/2535262.htm?desktop
 
 
Fatah, Hamas play the blame game
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH Hamas and Fatah officials traded accusations over the weekend, holding each other responsible for the collapse of the reconciliation …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1238562906831&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
 
 Israeli 13-year-old killed in West Bank ax attack – Apr 2, 2009
A 13-year-old boy was killed and a 7-year-old boy was badly wounded, Israeli emergency services said. A murky militant group calling itself the Martyrs of …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioi_0jtO9RjMwPNRoXNCndRPRq3gD97AANS80
 
Palestinian kills Israeli teenager with pickax Apr 2, 2009 … A Palestinian killed an Israeli teenager with a pickax and seriously … Play Video AP – Israeli 13-year-old killed by ax in West Bank …
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090402/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians
 
Washington Times – Israeli 13-year-old killed in West Bank ax attack, Apr 2, 2009 … An ax-wielding Palestinian militant went on a rampage Thursday…, killing an Israeli 13-year-old and …
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/02/israeli-13-year-old-killed-in-west-bank-ax-atta-1/
 
Hamas: Bat Ayin attack (on Israeli innocent teens) a natural response to the (so called) “occupation”
Jerusalem Post – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
… killed a 13-year-old and injured a 7-year-old boy, was simply a natural response to the Israeli “occupation,” a Hamas spokesperson said on Thursday. …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1238562892997&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
 
Hamas threats to kidnap more Israeli soldiers
Xinhua – ‎Mar 28, 2009‎
GAZA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, threatened on Saturday to kidnap more Israeli soldiers to exchange …
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/28/content_11091623.htm
 
Most Gaza fatalities were militants Monsters and Critics.com
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1467182.php/Israeli_army_says_most_Gaza_fatalities_were_militants_
 
 
World Briefing | Asia Afghanistan: 20 Die in Hostilities
New York Times – ‎Apr 3, 2009‎
By AP Coalition and Afghan forces killed 12 militants and one civilian in Logar Province, south of the capital, late Thursday, a police official said Friday …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/world/asia/04briefs-Afghan.html
 
Coalition Troops Kill 35 Insurgents in Afghanistan Voice of America
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-04-voa10.cfm
 
 
Afghan president orders review of marital law
The Associated Press – ‎04,04,09
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD97BOVRG0
 
President Obama Calls New Women-Oppressing Afghan Law “Abhorrent … ABC News
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/04/president-oba-4.html
 
Women choose exile as Taliban laws return Times Online
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6036521.ece
 
 
Seven killed by truck bomb in northern Iraq
Reuters – ‎Apr 1, 2009‎
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Seven people were killed, including four police officers, when a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden truck into the compound of
http://uk.reuters.com/article/gc05/idUKLN30565920090331
 
Gays killed in Baghdad as clerics urge clampdown
Reuters – April 4, 2009
… lesbians in Iraq since the rise of religious militias after US-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein six years ago. “Two young men were killed on Thursday. …
http://uk.reuters.com/article/gc05/idUKTRE53312Q20090404
 
Iraqi police: 2 gay men killed in Baghdad slum The Associated Press
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hwK_CSpBxsNuVUEaDuOwmSSCiqGwD97BP3FG1
 
Some Iraqis fear return of sectarian violence Kansas City Star
http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1124745.html
 
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4265
Forbes – ‎Apr 3, 2009‎
The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3425 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the …
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/04/03/ap6255164.html
 
 
Somalia: Islamists Claim Victory
AllAfrica.com – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎
Mogadishu — Al-Shabab Islamists claimed Monday victory over fighting in central Somalia which killed many people on Saturday and Sunday in Wabho and Dac …
http://allafrica.com/stories/200903161805.html
 
Somali Islamists ban khat and cigarettes
Daily Nation – ‎Mar 29, 2009‎
The Islamists authority in Dhobley town at the border between Somalia and Kenya Sunday announced a total prohibition of miraa (khat) chewing and cigarette …The Citizen Daily
http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/-/1066/554332/-/13q0u4sz/-/
 
Somali Islamists confirm “detention” of five Kenyan nationals
Xinhua – ‎Mar 26, 2009‎
MOGADISHU, March 26 (Xinhua) — The Islamist Al-Shabab movement Thursday said they detained five Kenyan nationals after they crossed into Somalia
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/27/content_11079440.htm
 
Islamists seize Kenya officials BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7965511.stm
 
Somali Islamists behead two sheikhs – group
Reuters – ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled MOGADISHU, March 20 (Reuters) – Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab insurgents have beheaded two sheikhs from a rival Islamist …
http://www.reuters.com/article/africaCrisis/idUSLK425430
 
ANALYSIS-Qaeda’s Somalia allies on the defensive, for now Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/africaCrisis/idUSLJ970165
 
 
Hezbollah Entering US Through Mexico?
FOXNews – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎
Now, according to her reporting, the terrorist organization Hezbollah has been using Mexican drug smuggling routes to enter the US Sarah A. Carter is the…
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511520,00.html
 
Terrorism and Drug Routes
ThreatsWatch.Org – ‎Mar 27, 2009‎
Once again we are reminded of the seriousness of border security and the terrorist implications by the revelation that Hezbollah uses Mexican drug (cartel) …
http://threatswatch.org/rapidrecon/2009/03/terrorism-and-drug-routes/
 
Hezbollah using drug smuggling routes MarketWatch (press release)
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/hezbollah-using-drug-smuggling-routes/story.aspx?guid=%7BA14CB7E3-86EE-4ECE-A417-E31BF77E65FD%7D&dist=msr_2
 
The Mullah, the Caudillo, and the Terrorist
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online – ‎Apr 1, 2009‎
The administration has skirted the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and appears to have restarted trade skirmishes with Mexico, blocking Mexican trucks from …
http://www.american.com/archive/2009/march-2009/the-mullah-the-caudillo-and-the-terrorist
 
Family Security Matters Exclusive: Kaboom – The Last Sound Heard after North Korea or Iran …
Family Security Matters – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
Can we think of a greater or clearer present danger than what is going on with our Mexican border? When entire portions of US states, and the citizens …
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2901/pub_detail.asp
 
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He considers any democratic system as the enemy of Islamofascism, and rightfully so. * He works ceaselessly, expands Iran’s stolen funds, and does all he …
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War On Terror: Is there some grand strategy behind President Obama’s “Happy Persian New Year” video message to Iran? Or is America embracing the naive …
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Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

March 31, 2009

 

Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

Modern Ghana – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎ By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

When I for the first time forecasted that Madrassa was becoming breeding ground of Jihadists, many of my fellow journalists instantly raised their fingers at me saying, I was serving the purpose of ‘foreign interest’. Policymakers in the government were even much aggressive in bringing sedition, treason and blasphemy charges against me. They tried to give justification to such actions saying, my criticizing the Madrassa and forecasting the rise of Islamist militancy within such institutions; I was hurting the sentiment of Muslims and was doing harm to Islam!

Ridiculous indeed!

In this article, I will discuss many of the unknown and untold facts on Madrassas in the world, along with some very exclusive investigative information on such religious schools.

Muslims consider Madrassas as the basic place of generating clergies as well as those who can be the custodians of Islam in the respective countries. But, many are still unaware that in the name of religious education, major segment of such Madrassas are active as breeding ground of Jihadists. Instead of real Islamic education, the students are taught of religious hatred. Their brains are filled with the poison of hate towards everyone who is not a Muslim. Moreover, the very old notion of ‘killing Jews and Christians’ and remaining a good Muslim is very strong planted in the minds of thousands of students of such institutions.

For past several years, I have done extensive investigation into the Madrassa education system and the Qaomi [Koranic] Madrassa in Bangladesh as well as studied extensively on such religious schools around the world and each of my inquisitive investigations finally ended in identifying growth of radical and militant Islam right within the 64,000 Qaomi Madrassas in Bangladesh, as well others within the Islamic and non Islamic world.

Although people are always putting focus on Madrassas involvement in breeding Jihadists, they are yet to investigate the inside stories in Madrassas, where male and female students are sexually abused by the clergies on a regular basis. Sodomy is a growing phenomenon in the Madrassas, and according to various reports, silent spread of HIV and Aids is gradually putting a huge blanket on the large number of students and teachers coming of such institutions.

Terrorism and rise of radical Islam is a global problem. Islamic terrorism [also known as Islamist terrorism or Jihadist terrorism] is religious terrorism by those whose motivations are rooted in their interpretations of Islam. Statistics gathered for 2006 by the National Counterterrorism Center of the United States indicated that “Islamic extremism” was responsible for approximately 25% of all terrorism fatalities worldwide, and a majority of the fatalities for which responsibility could be conclusively determined. Terrorist acts have included airline hijacking, beheading, kidnapping, assassination, roadside bombing, suicide bombing, and occasionally rape.

According to some experts, Perhaps the most resonant incident of Islamic terrorism was the 9/11 attack on the United States. Other prominent attacks have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Britain, Spain, France, Russia and China. These terrorist groups often describe their actions as Islamic jihad [struggle]. Self-proclaimed sentences of punishment or death, issued publicly as threats, often come in the form of fatwas [Islamic legal judgments]. Both Muslims and non-Muslims have been among the targets and victims, but threats against Muslims are often issued as takfir [a declaration that a person, group or institution that describes itself as Muslim has in fact left Islam and thus is a traitor]. This is an implicit death threat as the punishment for apostasy in Islam is death under Sharia law.

The controversies surrounding the subject include whether the terrorist act is self-defense or aggression, national self-determination or Islamic supremacy; the targeting of noncombatants; whether Islam ever could condone terrorism; whether some attacks described as Islamic terrorism are merely terrorist acts committed by Muslims or nationalists; how much support there is in the Muslim world for Islamic terrorism; whether the Arab-Israeli Conflict is the root of Islamic terrorism, or simply one cause.

Osama bin Laden is the millionaire son of a construction magnate. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s deputy, is a medical doctor. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaida in Iraq was an uneducated street thug who converted to a radical form of Islam in prison. Recently we saw a female Belgian convert to Islam become a suicide bomber in Iraq. It is difficult to identify what such people have in common other than a willingness to kill — and sometimes to die — for a cause they are convinced is right. No study has so far been able to explain why some people become terrorists and others don’t. Socio-psychological factors and questions of identity seem to be important and the dynamics of various cults have some striking parallels to terrorist cells. One thing we frequently see in the trajectory of terrorists is a conversion experience that occurs within a small, tight-knit group. The dynamics of such groups tend to reinforce personal conviction, especially among individuals whose other social networks have frayed or can’t match the intensity of bonds forged in what is for them an existential struggle.

Often the group is led by a ‘charismatic figure’ such as a ‘jihad veteran’, or jihad entrepreneur who raises funds and recruits for jihad. Such groups are found in many contexts, from prisons to social clubs. Often they are associated with a mosque, but generally they do not hold meetings in the mosque itself. Also the internet is playing a role in this conversion by exposing people to extremist views and the possibilities presented by jihad.

Many of the members of such cells have little history of extremism — or of piety. The most pious are not necessarily those most likely to become terrorists. Indeed, one could argue that for some people it is their poor understanding of Islam — and for the young suicide bomber, perhaps even their naivety — that has made them susceptible to extreme views.

Some analysts have argued that the root causes of terrorism lie not with the psychology or life experience of the individual but with deeper underlying political and economic currents. These root causes are variously listed as poverty, underdevelopment, un-employment, the demography of youth bulges, Palestinian dispossession and so forth.

These so-called ‘root causes’ are relevant but they do not go to the heart of the issue. First, there is the obvious fact that many terrorists are middle class or even from elites. Social studies of terrorists show that they are generally better educated than the broader population.

Secondly, terrorism is not limited to developing countries: look at the history of terrorism in developed democracies such as the United Kingdom. Finally, behind talk of root causes there is an assumption that they are somehow more real than the terrorists’ self-proclaimed motivations, that economic factors are more solid than ideology or identity. But as the protests over the Danish cartoons showed: issues of belief, identity and culture are just as real as material ones for many Muslims, and may well drive the emotions of many even more strongly.

That said, dysfunctional economies and authoritarian political systems magnify feelings of frustration and anger which, in turn, provide fertile soil for those who manipulate questions of identity and victim hood in the cause of violent jihad.

Since 9/11 the nature of the terrorist threat has changed. It has become more decentralized and amorphous. Al Qaida is still an active threat even if it has not been directly responsible for any major attack for the past two years. Al Qaida is fighting a war that it believes will last for generations. It has not given up its goal of conducting catastrophic attacks in the United States. We should not forget that eight and a half years passed between the first and second World Trade Centre attacks, and that the relative failure of the first attack seems to have acted more as an incentive than a dampener.

One of Al Qaida’s ‘achievements’ has been to draw many groups and Jihadists out of their local struggles and focus them on the ‘far enemy’. Zawahiri, now Al Qaida’s chief ideologist, himself moved from a local, Egyptian preoccupation to a global, anti-US ideology. And the story of Jamaah Islamiyah in Indonesia is about the transformation of a group which grew out of a national Islamist movement — Darul Islam — and has gone on to adopt the global Jihadist view of Al Qaida and others.

The terrorist threat today is best understood as a network of networks.

Sometimes the groups and cells that make up this extended network are held together by formal alliances — the best example is the alliance between core Al Qaida and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al Qaida franchise in Iraq. But most often the links are informal, based on personal contacts. Surprising to some as it may seem, Al Qaida does not exercise command and control over this extensive network. Continued

 

 

Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

Modern Ghana – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎ By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

When I for the first time forecasted that Madrassa was becoming breeding ground of Jihadists, many of my fellow journalists instantly raised their fingers at me saying, I was serving the purpose of ‘foreign interest’. Policymakers in the government were even much aggressive in bringing sedition, treason and blasphemy charges against me. They tried to give justification to such actions saying, my criticizing the Madrassa and forecasting the rise of Islamist militancy within such institutions; I was hurting the sentiment of Muslims and was doing harm to Islam!

Ridiculous indeed!

In this article, I will discuss many of the unknown and untold facts on Madrassas in the world, along with some very exclusive investigative information on such religious schools.

Muslims consider Madrassas as the basic place of generating clergies as well as those who can be the custodians of Islam in the respective countries. But, many are still unaware that in the name of religious education, major segment of such Madrassas are active as breeding ground of Jihadists. Instead of real Islamic education, the students are taught of religious hatred. Their brains are filled with the poison of hate towards everyone who is not a Muslim. Moreover, the very old notion of ‘killing Jews and Christians’ and remaining a good Muslim is very strong planted in the minds of thousands of students of such institutions.

For past several years, I have done extensive investigation into the Madrassa education system and the Qaomi [Koranic] Madrassa in Bangladesh as well as studied extensively on such religious schools around the world and each of my inquisitive investigations finally ended in identifying growth of radical and militant Islam right within the 64,000 Qaomi Madrassas in Bangladesh, as well others within the Islamic and non Islamic world.

Although people are always putting focus on Madrassas involvement in breeding Jihadists, they are yet to investigate the inside stories in Madrassas, where male and female students are sexually abused by the clergies on a regular basis. Sodomy is a growing phenomenon in the Madrassas, and according to various reports, silent spread of HIV and Aids is gradually putting a huge blanket on the large number of students and teachers coming of such institutions.

Terrorism and rise of radical Islam is a global problem. Islamic terrorism [also known as Islamist terrorism or Jihadist terrorism] is religious terrorism by those whose motivations are rooted in their interpretations of Islam. Statistics gathered for 2006 by the National Counterterrorism Center of the United States indicated that “Islamic extremism” was responsible for approximately 25% of all terrorism fatalities worldwide, and a majority of the fatalities for which responsibility could be conclusively determined. Terrorist acts have included airline hijacking, beheading, kidnapping, assassination, roadside bombing, suicide bombing, and occasionally rape.

According to some experts, Perhaps the most resonant incident of Islamic terrorism was the 9/11 attack on the United States. Other prominent attacks have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Britain, Spain, France, Russia and China. These terrorist groups often describe their actions as Islamic jihad [struggle]. Self-proclaimed sentences of punishment or death, issued publicly as threats, often come in the form of fatwas [Islamic legal judgments]. Both Muslims and non-Muslims have been among the targets and victims, but threats against Muslims are often issued as takfir [a declaration that a person, group or institution that describes itself as Muslim has in fact left Islam and thus is a traitor]. This is an implicit death threat as the punishment for apostasy in Islam is death under Sharia law.

The controversies surrounding the subject include whether the terrorist act is self-defense or aggression, national self-determination or Islamic supremacy; the targeting of noncombatants; whether Islam ever could condone terrorism; whether some attacks described as Islamic terrorism are merely terrorist acts committed by Muslims or nationalists; how much support there is in the Muslim world for Islamic terrorism; whether the Arab-Israeli Conflict is the root of Islamic terrorism, or simply one cause.

Osama bin Laden is the millionaire son of a construction magnate. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s deputy, is a medical doctor. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaida in Iraq was an uneducated street thug who converted to a radical form of Islam in prison. Recently we saw a female Belgian convert to Islam become a suicide bomber in Iraq. It is difficult to identify what such people have in common other than a willingness to kill — and sometimes to die — for a cause they are convinced is right. No study has so far been able to explain why some people become terrorists and others don’t. Socio-psychological factors and questions of identity seem to be important and the dynamics of various cults have some striking parallels to terrorist cells. One thing we frequently see in the trajectory of terrorists is a conversion experience that occurs within a small, tight-knit group. The dynamics of such groups tend to reinforce personal conviction, especially among individuals whose other social networks have frayed or can’t match the intensity of bonds forged in what is for them an existential struggle.

Often the group is led by a ‘charismatic figure’ such as a ‘jihad veteran’, or jihad entrepreneur who raises funds and recruits for jihad. Such groups are found in many contexts, from prisons to social clubs. Often they are associated with a mosque, but generally they do not hold meetings in the mosque itself. Also the internet is playing a role in this conversion by exposing people to extremist views and the possibilities presented by jihad.

Many of the members of such cells have little history of extremism — or of piety. The most pious are not necessarily those most likely to become terrorists. Indeed, one could argue that for some people it is their poor understanding of Islam — and for the young suicide bomber, perhaps even their naivety — that has made them susceptible to extreme views.

Some analysts have argued that the root causes of terrorism lie not with the psychology or life experience of the individual but with deeper underlying political and economic currents. These root causes are variously listed as poverty, underdevelopment, un-employment, the demography of youth bulges, Palestinian dispossession and so forth.

These so-called ‘root causes’ are relevant but they do not go to the heart of the issue. First, there is the obvious fact that many terrorists are middle class or even from elites. Social studies of terrorists show that they are generally better educated than the broader population.

Secondly, terrorism is not limited to developing countries: look at the history of terrorism in developed democracies such as the United Kingdom. Finally, behind talk of root causes there is an assumption that they are somehow more real than the terrorists’ self-proclaimed motivations, that economic factors are more solid than ideology or identity. But as the protests over the Danish cartoons showed: issues of belief, identity and culture are just as real as material ones for many Muslims, and may well drive the emotions of many even more strongly.

That said, dysfunctional economies and authoritarian political systems magnify feelings of frustration and anger which, in turn, provide fertile soil for those who manipulate questions of identity and victim hood in the cause of violent jihad.

Since 9/11 the nature of the terrorist threat has changed. It has become more decentralized and amorphous. Al Qaida is still an active threat even if it has not been directly responsible for any major attack for the past two years. Al Qaida is fighting a war that it believes will last for generations. It has not given up its goal of conducting catastrophic attacks in the United States. We should not forget that eight and a half years passed between the first and second World Trade Centre attacks, and that the relative failure of the first attack seems to have acted more as an incentive than a dampener.

One of Al Qaida’s ‘achievements’ has been to draw many groups and Jihadists out of their local struggles and focus them on the ‘far enemy’. Zawahiri, now Al Qaida’s chief ideologist, himself moved from a local, Egyptian preoccupation to a global, anti-US ideology. And the story of Jamaah Islamiyah in Indonesia is about the transformation of a group which grew out of a national Islamist movement — Darul Islam — and has gone on to adopt the global Jihadist view of Al Qaida and others.

The terrorist threat today is best understood as a network of networks.

Sometimes the groups and cells that make up this extended network are held together by formal alliances — the best example is the alliance between core Al Qaida and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al Qaida franchise in Iraq. But most often the links are informal, based on personal contacts. Surprising to some as it may seem, Al Qaida does not exercise command and control over this extensive network….

http://www.modernghana.com/news/208749/1/madrassa-breeding-ground-of-jihadists.html

Somalia: Islamist Leader in Hiran Region Declares ‘Jihad On Ethiopia’

December 11, 2008

Somalia: Islamist Leader in Hiran Region Declares ‘Jihad On Ethiopia’

AllAfrica.com, Washington December 10 2008

The top leader of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) militia in central Somalia’s Hiran region has declared ‘jihad’ on Ethiopian troops amassing along border towns, Radio Garowe reported Tuesday.

Sheikh Abdirahman Ibrahim Ma’ow, the ICU chief in Hiran, told reporters via a telephone press conference that Ethiopia does not support the interests of the Somali people.

“I urge the Muslim people of Hiran [region] to join the jihad against Ethiopia, because the enemy of Islam has returned to our (…)
http://europenews.dk/en/node/17152