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The Arab Islamic “Palestinian” / Nazi massacre at 1972 Olympics, Munich

August 10, 2012

The Massacre in Munich Olympics – 1972

     

       

  • Arab-Islamic / Nazi crime
        The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Arab Muslim ‘Palestinians’ of Arafat’s PLO / ‘Black September’ – aided by Neo-Nazis.[1] Mastermind Abu Daoud was driven round Germany by neo-Nazi.[2]
       
       
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  • Salame – son of Mufti’s aide
        It was executed by (one of the main architects) Ali Hassan Salameh, was the son[3] of Shaykh Hassan Salameh [Salama], a top aide of the infamous Grand Mufti,[4] Nazi-trained[5]who worked with the Mufti to poison the wells of Tel-Aviv[6] (operation Atlas – 1944, that could have killed 250,000 people[7][8]), and later on, together with Abd el Kader led the “Holy war army,”[9][10][11] one of the most effective and cruel commandos during the Palestine War of 1947-48.[12]
       
       
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  • Abu Jihad – trail of blood
        One of the architects was Abu Jihad [Khalil al-Wazir].[13] This aide of Y. Arafat was also behind many atrocities,[14] such as: Abu Jihad masterminded the March 11, 1978 Israeli Coastal Road Massacre – the hijacking two civilian buses, and murder of 38 civilians, including 13 children. He also orchestrated the March 1975 Tel Aviv Hotel Savoy Massacre, murdering seven civilians.[15]
       
       
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  • Arafat’s blessing
        The butchers were blessed – ahead of the operation – by Arafat and other Arabs: ‘Allah protect you.’[16] [17][18]
       
       
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  • Reaction: Arab media vs world
        While it shocked the world,[19] Arab newspapers were defending the killers.[20]
       
       
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  • Solidarity
        Later, 80,000 gathered, honored the memory of the slain Israelis.[21]
       
       
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  • Qaddafi: Jihad & pan-Arabism
        From the fears, expressed at the aftermath: Egypt’s union with Libya, whose Head of State, Colonel Gaddafi, is set on jihad, on “holy war” with Israel, raises a threat along with the hopes… with the pan-Arab urgings of Colonel Gaddafi and the inhuman terror of the guerillas…[22] Qaddafi created a “Jihad Fund” to help finance Palestinian guerrillas and had the Palestinian militants who had been killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics buried as heroes in Tripoli.[23]
       
       
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  • Glorification by official “Palestinian” Arabs
        Decades later, mastermind Daoud was glorified by Palstinian Authority’s media[24] [25] and praised by its “moderate” leader – Abu Mazen (in 2010).[26] The “moderate” Abbas, also named -in April 2010- a Ramallah street in (above mentioned) Abu Jihad’s name;[27]sponsored a youth tournament after him;[28][29] and named a research center after him. [30]

Notes

       

  1. ^ “Files Show, Neo-Nazis Helped Palestinian Terrorists in Munich 1972 Massacre,” Spiegel Online, June 18, 2012.
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  3. ^ Julian Gavaghan: “German neo-Nazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes in 1972 Munich Massacre, intelligence files reveal,” Daily Mail, June 18, 2012.
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  5. ^ Ehud Yonay: “No margin for error: the making of the Israeli Air Force,” (Pantheon Books, April 13, 1993, 426 pp), p. 11.
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  7. ^ Michael Bar-Zohar, Eitan Haber: “Massacre in Munich: The Manhunt for the Killers Behind the 1972 Olympics Massacre,” Globe Pequot, December 1, 2005, 256 pp.), p. 237.
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  9. ^ Joseph Cummins: “The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns: A Global Reference of All the Major Modern Conflicts,” (Fair Winds, July 1, 2009 – 400 pp.) p. 352.
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  11. ^ Bar-Zohar, p. 58.
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  13. ^ Benyamin Korn: “Arab Chemical Warfare Against Jews–in 1944,” Wyman Institute, March 2003.
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  15. ^ “Operation Atlas – Poisoning Tel-Aviv Residents,” IsraCast, November 05, 2011
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  17. ^ Efraim Karsh, Rory Miller: “Israel at Sixty: Rethinking the Birth of the Jewish State,” (Routledge, January 29, 2009 – 266 pp.) p. 105.
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  19. ^ Joseph Cummins: “The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns: A Global Reference of All the Major Modern Conflicts,” (Fair Winds, July 1, 2009, 400 pp.), p. 352.
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  21. ^ Chaim Herzog, Shlomo Gazit: “The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East from the 1948 War of Independence to the Present,” (Random House Digital, Inc., July 12, 2005, 476 pp.) p. 22.
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  23. ^ Joseph Carmi, Arie Carmi: “The war of Western Europe against Israel,” (Devora Publishing, 2003 – 160 pp.) p. 56.
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  25. ^ Harriet Sherwood: “A massacre to be remembered, The Age, July 27 2012.
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  27. ^ “Israel Links Guerrilla To Munich, Tel Aviv Raids,” AP, Star-News, March 16, 1978.
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  29. ^ Yoram Ettinger: “A man of peace? Ignoring Abbas’ horrific track record of the last 50 year rewards terror,” YNet, April 27, 2010.
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  31. ^ Gus Martin: “The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition,” (2011, 720 pp.) p. 410.
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  33. ^ By Patrick Goodenough: “Munich Olympics Massacre Said to Be PLO Operation,” CNS, May 5, 1999.
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  35. ^ Julie Stahl: “Israelis Remember Munich Olympic Massacre, Celebrate New Gold Win,” July 7, 2008.
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  37. ^ “Slaughter Of 11 Israeli Athletes Shocks World,” Southeast Missourian, September 6, 1972.
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  39. ^ “Arab Newspapers Defend Palestinian Guerillas,” Tri City Herald, September, 1972.
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  41. ^ Frank Corkin Journal Sports Columnist: “Right Choice In Munich,” Meriden Journal, September 12, 1972.
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  43. ^ “As the Flames dies, What?” The Age, September 12, 1972.
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  45. ^ Tom Heneghan: “SPECIAL REPORT-Gaddafi’s secret missionaries2” AlertNet, Rueters, March 29, 2012
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  47. ^ Barry Shaw: “Israel Reclaiming the Narrative,” (AuthorHouse, December 30, 2011, 320 pp.) p. 154.
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  49. ^ Dr. Aharon Lerner: “Mastermind of Munich Massacre to Receive the Palestine Prize, Gamla, November 15, 1999.
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  51. ^ Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu: “Abbas Eulogizes Munich Massacre Mastermind,” Israel National News, July 4, 2010.
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  53. ^ “Ramallah Street Named After Abu Jihad; Calls For Commemorating,” Memri, April 21, 2010.
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  55. ^ Zoe Fox: “PA tourney named after Abu Jihad,” JPost, May 3, 2010.
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  57. ^ “A Culture of Hatred.” The Israel Project
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  59. ^ “Research center named after the terrorist Abu Jihad,” PalWatch, April 18, 2010.
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Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades – 1971-2011

February 19, 2012

Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades – 1971-2011 (updated Feb. 2012)

PS
Most Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab “Palestinian” casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah tactics.
In fact: IDF’s unparalleled record of sparing civilians in counter-terrorism operations.

Of course, that’s besides the last bloody decade of over 18,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11/2001.

Note: Baathist racist Arab tyrants like Saddam Hussein, used Islam and ‘anti-infidel’ ideology as well.

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150 Die In ‘Heinous’ Islamist Attacks In Nigeria

November 6, 2011

150 Die In ‘Heinous’ Islamist Attacks In Nigeria – Congoo

Bangkok Post November 06, 2011
Bomb and gun attacks targetting police stations and churches in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu left dozens of people dead and at least 100 injured, witnesses said on Saturday. The attackers bombed a city police headquarters, three other police stations and several churches in Damaturu la…
http://www.congoo.com/news/2011November5/die-heinous-Islamist-attacks-Nigeria

150 die in Islamist attacks in Nigeria
10:53 AEST Sun Nov 6 2011
By Aminu Abubakar
Nov 06, 2011

At least 150 people died in a “heinous” wave of gun and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria carried out by the Islamist Boko Haram sect.

President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the assaults which officials said included at least five suicide bomb blasts and “directed security agencies to ensure the arrest of perpetrators of these heinous acts,” said a statement from his spokesman Reuben Abati.

As corpses piled up in the morgue, a rescue agency official, told AFP the body count stood at 150.
“I was involved in the evacuation of corpses to the morgue. I personally counted 150 bodies,” the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at the hospital. He said some families had already collected their loved ones for burial, reducing the number to 97 by end of the day.
An AFP reporter counted 97 corpses still in the mortuary.
The Red Cross earlier said the death toll stood at 63, while police spoke of 53, of whom 11 were members of its force.
A member of Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram sect on Saturday claimed responsibility.
“We are responsible for the attack in (northeastern) Borno (state) and Damaturu,” Abul Qaqa told an AFP correspondent by phone.
“We will continue attacking federal government formations until security forces stop persecuting our members and vulnerable civilians,” Qaqa warned.
The Friday bomb and gun attacks, targeted police stations, an army base and churches in the cities of Damaturu, Maiduguri and two other small towns.
The military deployed to curb the violence in Maiduguri said there were four suicide bomb attacks in parts of the city, including an army base and on the outskirts of Maiduguri
The attackers bombed their targets then took on the security forces in gun battles in Damaturu.
“It was a suicide bomb attack at one of our buildings. The attacker came in a Honda CRV and rammed into the building and explosives exploded,” Lawal told AFP.
An AFP reporter said no office was still standing at the police HQ which was still smouldering some 24 hours after the attack. Three burnt cars lay in front of the building.
A journalist described scenes of chaos and destruction in Damaturu.
“In fact, Damaturu is looking just like Libya… burnt cars and buildings.”
In a mainly Christian neighbourhood of Damaturu called Jerusalem, six churches were bombed in addition to a police station.
“A police station and a mechanical workshop of the police were attacked. Six churches in the area were also bombed,” said resident Edwin Silas, adding: “The whole city is traumatised.”
The string of attacks came two days ahead of the annual Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.
Police have been placed on red alert nationwide.
Militants from Boko Haram, whose name means “Western Education Is Sin” in the regional Hausa language, have in the past targeted police and military, community and religious leaders, as well as politicians.
The sect, which wants to see the establishment of an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, staged an uprising which was brutally put down by security forces in 2009.
Nigeria’s more than 160 million people are divided almost in half between Muslims and Christians, living roughly in the north and south of the country respectively. Regions where they overlap are prey to frequent tensions.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8370491/islamists-claim-nigerian-attacks
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/150-killed-in-islamist-attacks-in-nigeria-20111106-1n1mi.html

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Face of evil, Islamic-fascist cleric in Latin America: Mohsen Rabbani

October 16, 2011

Mohsen Rabbani

The head of Islamofascism-snake in Latin America

Face of evil, Islamic-fascist cleric in Latin America: Mohsen Rabbani

The head of Islamofascism-snake in Latin America

  • Born 1952 (or 1956; 1957) in Tobat Haidariah, Iran, to Hassan and Safdil Mahsuma, married to Taybeh Zhore.* *
  • He first came to Argentina in the early 1980s, using cover as a businessman, and then headed the Iranian-controlled al-Tawhid Mosque.*
  • The Islamic Shiite cleric was active in jihad in Latin America, at least since the early 1990s.
  • Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina (the “brain” behind the AMIA bombing*). Wanted in that country and by the Interpol* for the crimes.*
  • Called for Israel to be “wiped off,” in 1994. * *
  • ‘Chief’ Islamic operator of Hezbollah* – Quds activities of: Islamization –including ‘recruiting converts for Islam’– and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil.* * Exposed as the terrorist “professor” in that country.*
  • Rabbani’s disciple, Argentine convert: Sheikh Abdul Karim Paz.* Formerly headed Argentinian mosque, active in Chile* and influencing in Bolivia.*
  • Travels frequently with a fake ID in Brazil.*
  • An Iranian book, celebrating ‘suicide bombing’ jihad was found (Jan. 2011) north of US / Mexico border.*
  • Highlighted ‘Islamic jihad’ Hezbollah criminal activities in Latin America (like the Rabbani network*) include: Main hubs: TBA (Tri-Border area Brazil/Paraguai/Argentina). Venezuela (especially on Margarita island and on the border with Colombia*);* Nicaragua (knicknamed the Iranian northern border of Costa Rica*); Bolivia; some areas inside Brazil. Infiltrated areas: Panama,* Chile,* Mexico.* Cuba.*

Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil – Pages 122-3
Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman – Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 – History – 272 pages
The man directly responsible for this cell-building operation in Argentina was the cultural attache of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, Mohsen Rabbani. His job was supposedly to provide cultural and religious information. His real job, however — like that of the Iranian ambassador to Syria in 1983, Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi — was building the local terror network.
A Shiite cleric, Rabbani gave a 1991 speech in a Buenos Aires convention hall before an audience of about 100 Argentinean right-wing advocates and Shiite Muslims. The front row was reserved for officials of the Iranian embassy, who beamed as Rabbani declared in schoolboy Spanish, “Israel must disappear from the face of the earth.
http://books.google.com/books?id=KXa6qOt86OwC&pg=PA123

COLUMN ONE : Hezbollah: The Latin Connection : Bombings in Argentina and Panama prompt concern over the radical group’s growing presence in the region. Experts say lax security and porous borders create a prime base for terrorists.
August 04, 1994TRACY WILKINSON TIMES STAFF WRITERBUENOS AIRES — The convention hall near the National Congress was festooned with flags bearing Islamic symbols and posters of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock shrine. About 100 Argentine right-wing activists and Shiite Muslims filled the audience. In the front row sat diplomats from the Iranian Embassy.

The embassy’s cultural affairs officer, Imam Mohsen Rabbani, rose. “Israel,” he intoned in accented Spanish, “must disappear from the face of the Earth.” He and a dozen speakers who followed quoted Iran’s late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and called for unity in the fight against Zionism and the satanism of the West.
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-08-04/news/mn-23412_1_porous-borders
ISLA: Volume 48, Issue 1, 1994 – Page 385
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mW9oAAAAMAAJ&q=%22accented+Spanish%22

Mohsen Rabbani – Eastern District of New York
May 26, 2011 – … including Mohsen Rabbani, the former cultural attache indicted for his leading role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish cultural center in …
http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/pr/2011/2011may26b.html

Congress Hears Again About Hezbollah’s Role in Latin America
By Luis Fleischman On July 12, 2011 ….The Committee on Homeland Security met on July 7th to discuss Hezbollah’s growing influence in Latin America. Testifying at the hearing were Roger Noriega, former Under Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere and American Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center and a former Washington Post journalist; Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council; and; Dr. Melanie Cammett, professor at Brown University.
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Noriega also spoke about the Venezuelan government’s complicity in encouraging Hezbollah activities. A key operative in the Hezbollah network is the second highest ranked diplomat in the Venezuelan embassy in Syria. The man, Ghazi Nasserdine, along with two of his brothers, manages a network that raises and launders money and recruits and trains operatives to expand Hezbollah’s influence in Venezuela and throughout Latin America. One of Nassardine’s brothers maintains relationships in the broader Islamic community via a multi-national organization known as the Federation of Arab and American Associations (FEARAB) in an effort to spread Hezbollah’s ideas.

It is important to add to Noriega’s point that FEARAB has been in existence in Latin America since the early 1970’s as an entity organized to serve as a mutual aid society to immigrants and residents of Arab origin, even though it was founded with the help the Arab League. Yet, FEARAB has been radicalized in the last several years. Its leaders are making incendiary statements and decades of decent relations between Arabs and Jews in countries such as Argentina have met their lowest point as a result of such radicalization.

This shows the extent to which Hezbollah reaches out to local populations of Arab origin and mobilizes them. Nasserdine’s youngest brother is strengthening Hezbollah’s presence by recruiting adherents via the Circulos Bolivarianos, Chavez’s main political and social organization aimed at spreading and monitoring Chavez’ revolution at the local level.

Furthermore, Noriega added that the individual who oversees the parallel Hezbollah network on behalf of the Qods Force is Mohsen Rabbani, a high-ranking Iranian wanted by prosecutors in Argentina for his role in the 1992 and 1994 terrorist attacks against the Israeli embassy and the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Noriega’s main point seems to be that the presence of Hezbollah in the region has metastasized. As a result of the support Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia and others are giving to the terrorist organization, a more active role for Hezbollah should be expected in the future. Since the State Department has not given this issue the attention it deserves, Noriega believes the problem is further aggravated…
http://theamericasreport.com/2011/07/12/congress-hears-again-about-hezbollah%E2%80%99s-role-in-latin-america/

Americam Enterprise Institutue for Public Policy Research No. 3 – October 2011
The Mounting Hezbollah Threat in Latin America
By Roger F. Noriega and José R. Cárdenas
[…]
The Changing Nature of Hezbollah’s
Presence in Latin America

• In 2007, one member of the network plotting a terrorist
attack at New York’s JFK International Airport met with
radical Iranian cleric and Western Hemisphere point man
Mohsen Rabbani in Iran; he was subsequently arrested in
Trinidad en route to Venezuela, where he planned to board
a flight to Tehran.

• In a September 2009 speech, then–District Attorney of
New York Robert Morgenthau identified Hugo Chávez’s
two principal interlocutors with Hezbollah: Venezuelan
Interior Minister Tarik El Aissami, who was suspected of
having issued passports to Hezbollah operatives, and
Venezuelan Ghazi Nassereddine, who has been sanctioned
by the United States as a terrorist financier of Hezbollah.

• In 2010, a sensitive source confirmed that two Iranian
Hezbollah operatives were conducting terror training on
Venezuela’s Margarita Island for people brought there
from other countries in the region.

• In July 2010, Mexican authorities arrested Jameel Nasr
in Tijuana, Mexico, for attempting to set up a Hezbollah
network in Mexico and throughout the region.

• On August 22, 2010, Hugo Chávez hosted a terror summit
of senior leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian
Islamic Jihad in Caracas.

• In April 2011, Venezuelan drug kingpin Walid Makled confirmed
in an interview that Hezbollah operates cocaine labs in
Venezuela with the protection of the country’s government.

• In August 2011, the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera
reported that Hezbollah had established a cell in Cuba to
expand its terrorist activity and possibly facilitate an attack
on Jewish targets in the Western Hemisphere.
http://www.aei.org/docLib/No-3-LatinAmerican-2011g.pdf

INTERPOL media release -15/03/2007
Apr 30, 2008 – INTERPOL Executive Committee takes decision on AMIA Red … six individuals: Imad Fayez Mughniyah, Ali Fallahijan, Mohsen Rabbani…
http://www.interpol.int/public/icpo/pressreleases/pr2007/pr200705.asp

Are Iran’s Terrorists Finding a Safe Haven In Latin America?
By Joseph Humire
Published October 12, 2011 FoxNews.com
[…]
The IRFC-QF or “Qods Force”, which is Iran’s elite unit within the IRGC and responsible for exporting the Islamic Revolution throughout the world, has engaged in terrorist activity in Latin America for quite some time. The infamous Tri-Border Area (TBA) between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay has long been considered a safe haven for various Islamic terrorist groups— many of which are funded and supported by the Qods Force of Iran.

Of the many Iranians implicated in the attacks during the nineties in Argentina, one individual stands out as having masterminded these attacks—Mohsen Rabbani. Rabbani is the former cultural attaché of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires.

Rabbani, who now heads the Oriental Thought Cultural Institute in Qom, Iran, currently has an extradition order and red notice from Interpol barring his travel to the region. Yet, Interpol’s warnings have not stopped Rabbani from moving in and out of Latin America under false aliases as he visits his brother, who currently resides in Brazil, to help establish recruitment and proselytization operations throughout the region under the guise of “Islamic centers and mosques.”

In general, Rabbani’s recruitment, training and proselytization operations are carried out by Iran’s proxy Hezbollah. Through Hezbollah, Rabbani’s agenda has been exported throughout Latin America reaching as far north as Mexico….
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/12/are-irans-terrorists-finding-safe-haven-in-latin-america/

Brazil latest base for Islamic extremists
By Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo
6:25PM BST 03 Apr 2011
More than 20 Islamic extremists connected to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are using Brazil as a base to hide, raise money or plan attacks, according to leaked documents.
[…]
However, according to Veja he is also in control of an online communications arm of al-Qaeda called Jihad Media Battalion, which has a presence in 17 countries around the world and spreads communications from al-Qaeda leaders as well as publicising attacks.

Another of those named is Mohsen Rabbani, an Iranian wanted by Interpol as the suspected architect of bombings on Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s that killed 114 people.

According to the documents, he frequently slips in and out of Brazil on a false passport and has recruited at least 24 youngsters in three Brazilian states to attend “religious formation” classes in Tehran.

“Without anybody noticing, a generation of of Islamic extremists is appearing in Brazil,” said Alexandre Camanho de Assis, who co-ordinates Brazil’s network of public prosecutors across 13 states
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/8424929/Brazil-latest-base-for-Islamic-extremists.html

The Terrorist “Professor”
Veja Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Translation by IASW.
Original in Portuguese…

One of the most wanted criminals in the world, Iranian Mohsen Rabbani, teaches “religious training courses” to lure poor rural Brazilians.

The man pictured– white beard, wearing brown, and his head wrapped in a turban — is the Iranian Mohsen Rabbani. Among the seventeen people who surround him are eight Brazilians. Rabbani is considered by these people to be a teacher. The classroom is located in the city of Qom in Iran, which is sacred to Shiite Muslims. Converts to Islam, the young Brazilians traveled, with all expenses paid, to deepen their religious knowledge. Recruiting or proselytizing is common to all faiths. In this case, however, distortions are disturbing. Rabbani is not a teacher either. VEJA revealed two weeks ago that, in addition to being one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, he is also responsible for recruiting young Brazilians for courses on “religious training.” What this terrorist, named as a perpetrator of one of the bloodiest attacks in history and responsible for the deaths of over a hundred people, may be teaching the Brazilians is, at present, a major concern of the authorities. The clues uncovered so far to unravel this mystery are not encouraging.

“Professor” Rabbani is wanted for his involvement in acts of terrorism since November 9, 2006. His capture is considered so vital that Interpol has included his name in a so-called “red notice,” the select list of most wanted people in the world. The international arrest warrant against Rabbani was issued by Argentinean courts. He is considered one of the masterminds behind two attacks on Jewish targets in Buenos Aires, which killed no less than 114 people in 1992 and 1994. Rabbani was an Iranian Embassy official in Argentina’s capital and not only developed, but also perpetrated terrorist acts. With diplomatic status, he is now protected by the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — and responsible for the recruitment of followers throughout Latin America (see document on pg. 68), promising religious influence and also money. Rabbani’s effort to amass followers in the poor regions of Brazil with no tradition linked to Islam is noteworthy.

“Rabbani is a serious security threat, including in Brazil. In Argentina, he spread his vision of radical, extremist, and violent Islam, which resulted in dozens of casualties during the Buenos Aires terrorist attacks. Now, based in Iran, he continues to play a significant role in the spread of extremism in Latin America,” prosecutor Alberto Nisman, head of the special unit of the Argentine prosecutors charged with investigating the attacks, said to VEJA.

The enticement of Brazilians for courses abroad has been monitored for four years by the Federal Police and the ABIN, the government’s secret service. It is Rabbani himself, with help from people he trusts, who chooses those who will travel. From 2007 until today, three groups of Brazilians have visited Iran. There are plenty of reasons for such surveillance. The course has, in fact, a strong religious content. But that is not what is of concern. Students from one of the groups of Rabbani have confided that, during these travels, they have visited the premises of the radical Lebanese group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by many countries, including the United States. Reports to which VEJA had access state that the courses of Professor Rabbani are some sort of an entryway for terrorism. According to these documents, the classes include radical preaching and training in military camps.

180 kilometers away from Recife, in rural Pernambuco, the city of Belo Jardim is the most active center for the recruitment of extremists. Of the eight selected Brazilians for the first class taken to Iran in late 2007, four were from Belo Jardim. A brother of Mohsen Rabbani, who lived in Curitiba, personally took care of recruitment. Today, this Pernambuco city of 58,000 inhabitants deserves constant attention from the Federal Police and ABIN. Among the Brazilians are lured a taxi motorcyclist, a schoolteacher, an official of the Banco do Brasil, and an English teacher — all from humble backgrounds. Erlan Batista Machado, motorcyclist, had never been on a plane until the day he flew to Sao Paulo and from there to Iran, where he studied at the invitation of Rabbani. In Iran, he gained a new name: Sayd. Approached by VEJA, Erlan said he accepted the invitation because he wanted to know more about Islam. “It was a wonderful experience,” he said. He said he never had contact with terrorists or with radical groups.

The reaction of Professor Joao Adriano Oliveira was the same when asked about the matter: “It was just a religion course.” Joao Adriano, who teaches in a public school and is learning the Arabic language, was a natural leader of the group formed in Belo Jardim. Renamed Abw Husayn, it was his responsibility to make contacts with the brother of Rabbani and with Iran. Travel expenses were paid by a foundation coordinated by Rabbani and sponsored by the Ahmadinejad government. Joao and his classmates also received small amounts of money during their period of stay in Iran. They came back with a promise from Rabbani to donate $350,000 to build a mosque in the city.

Messages exchanged between the group intercepted by Brazilian police reveal that the goal of recruiting Brazilians and traveling to Iran involves more than spiritual enlightenment through religion. The messages contain evidence that the group and its leaders in Iran have something to hide. The report had access to e-mails exchanged by Joao Adriano (Abw Husayn) and Rodrigo Jalloul, a Sao Paulo resident who went to Iran for almost four years and remained there — today, according to our investigation, he is the right arm of Rabbani for matters that relate to clandestine activities in Brazil. In a message dated April 5 last year, Joao warns Adriano Jalloul, who planned to come to Brazil for a visit, of the existence of investigations into the group: “The Federal Police got involved in an investigation into Hezbollah money laundering. We can talk more about this some time, but I believe that, as of today, we have been monitored for more than one (sic). If you come, do it in a secretive manner, at the last minute, and only let us know when you are in the region.”

The papers seized included an annex to the document illustrated in this report. They make reference to Hezbollah and reproduce fiery speeches against Israel and Jews. The students of extremism in Iran have brought along pictures of facilities maintained by the Lebanese group on Iranian soil – the itinerary included excursions to various regions of the country and visits to religious and political leaders. “It has nothing to do with terrorism. What we learned here is religion. Mr. Rabbani tells us that these accusations against him are all untrue,” said Rodrigo Jalloul to VEJA. That’s not what those responsible for surveillance of terrorist movements in Brazil think. “Our biggest fear is that militants are being recruited for future terrorist attacks here, and for that reason we must redouble our attention towards these trips, especially because we will soon have in Brazil global events like the Olympics and World Cup, which can encourage these people to commit extreme acts, “said one of the authorities dedicated to the subject.

Along with the recruits in Belo Jardim, youth from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico traveled to Iran. The group’s ties to South America go beyond recruitment. The Federal Police has information that Rabbani came to Brazil a few times in recent years. In one of those visits, almost three years ago, he used methods that could cause a diplomatic crisis. The extremist embarked in Tehran bound for Caracas, Venezuela. From there, he entered Brazil illegally. Operated by Iran’s state airline, the Tehran-Caracas flight was called “Aeroterror” by intelligence officials for allegedly facilitating the access of terrorist suspects to South America. The Venezuelan government shields passenger lists from Interpol on that flight. Professor Rabbani’s movements were being monitored. The idea was to detain him in Brazil. Notified, the Federal Police set up an operation, but the order to execute this operation took a while, due to a complicated discussion about the political implications. Once again, the extremist escaped.
http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/the-terrorist-%e2%80%9cprofessor%e2%80%9d/
http://www.itamaraty.gov.br/sala-de-imprensa/selecao-diaria-de-noticias/midias-nacionais/brasil/veja/2011/04/18/201cprofessor201d-terrorista

Terrorists set up bases in Brazil
IASW Monday, May 16th, 2011
The Federal Police have proof that Al Qaeda and another four extremist organizations are using Brazil to promote propaganda, plan terrorist attacks, finance operations and recruit militants

Cover of Veja issue no. 2211. Not to be missed by experts on terrorism and strategic affairs

Khaled Hussein Ali was born in 1970, in the east of banon. His hometown, Kamed El Laouz, lies in the Bekaa Valley. In this region, Ali, a Sunni Muslim, did his military service. Afterwards, he disappeared. At the beginning of the 1990s, he reappeared in Sao Paulo. He married and had a daughter. Thanks to her, in 1998, he acquired the right to live in Brazil. He lives in Itaquera, in the East Side of Sao Paulo, and supports his family with the profits made by a LAN house in the Vila Matilde neighborhood. Laid-back, he spends the day at the door of the business greeting people. Ali leads a double life. He is one of the leaders of the propaganda organization behind Al Qaeda, the terrorist group led by Saudi Arabian Osama bin Laden. From Sao Paulo, the Lebanese coordinates extremists from the Jihad Media Battalion in seventeen countries. The texts or videos by Bin Laden’s disciples are released upon his approval. The rule also applies to translations of speeches made by the Saudi terrorist and to videos put up on the internet by extremists. Furthermore, the Lebanese national provides logistical support for Al Qaeda’s operations. He is part of a network of terrorists that is wrapping its tentacles around Brazil.

Treated like a prince by his cohorts. Ali was followed for four months by the Federal Police before being arrested in March 2009. The agents knew how he operated, but they could not access the data on his computer, which was protected by Al Qaeda’s encryption tool, Mujahideen Secrets 2.0. To get access to his information, the police had to grab his computer while he was using it. They used a simple strategy: the monitored Ali until he accessed the internet and telephoned him. They struck while he answers the call. The computer was full of files that proved he was a leader of the Islamic terrorists. His e-mails make it possible to reconstruct calls he made to Afghan guerillas, probably the Taliban. In January 2009 Ali ordered, received and passed on to addresses in Afghanistan maps and topographical charts of that country. Afterwards, he ordered his subordinates to get manuals together to help their “brothers in arms” understand the material. Two hours later he got a course produced by the al-Qassam brigades, the armed branch of Hamas, the radical Palestinian party that governs the Gaza Strip.

In February 2009, the Jihad Media Battalion was trapped and Ali was called into action to defend it. At 8:00 pm on the 18th of that month Ali got an e-mail telling him that one of his men had been arrested in Gaza. He was said to be being held by Mossad, the Israeli secret service. With the news came a request that Ali block access by his cohort being held to Jihad Media Battalion files. This measure would protect the organization’s secrecy and keep its militant members anonymous. From Sao Paulo he “shut down” the captured terrorist.

On the same day Ali got a message telling him about another cyber-jihadist’s computer that had been infected by spyware. This time he ordered his subordinates to spread the virus through spam in order to confuse the Western intelligence services. His efficiency in these operations was praised by a terrorist who identifies himself as the number two in Al Qaeda in Iraq: “You are proving to the crusaders (Westerners) that we are in their countries, and that they cannot stop us from operating in their territory or from talking to their children.”

In addition to the proof of terrorism on the internet, the Federal Police found spam on Ali’s computer sent to the United States to incite hate of Jews and black people. Other files, which attacked President Barack Obama, were sent to conservative American groups to stir up political discussion. Contacted by VEJA magazine, Ali claimed to be someone else. This martial, however, allowed the Federal Police to charge him with racism, inciting crime and racketeering. He was not accused of terrorism because the Brazilian Penal Code does not make a provision for this crime. The Lebanese national spent 21 days in custody. He was released because the Federal Public Prosecutor did not press charges. Cases such this have further damaged relations between the US and Brazilian governments.

Twenty years ago the Brazilian authorities have known about – and ignored – reports drawn up by Interpol, the CIA, the FBI and the US Treasury Department about extremist activity in Brazil. The terrorist attacks against Jewish targets in Buenos Aires, which killed 114 people in 1992 and 1994, led to a review of the way the issue was being dealt with. The Federal Police reacted by putting together an antiterrorism service. Thanks to that, it was discovered that in 1995 Bin Laden and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who helped plan the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 201 1, had been in Foz do Iguassu. Bin Laden’s visit was revealed by VEJA eight years later. Despite the fact that the tentacles of terror have stretched further around Brazil, the federal government broke up the service in 2009. All the agents from the sector were removed, which damaged the investigations. Two months ago VEJA had access to reports drawn up by this team. Besides Ali, twenty militants from Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group and Egypt’s al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya use or used to use Brazil as a hideout, logistics center, fund-raising source, and planning center for terrorist attacks. The reporters from this magazine also got reports sent to Brazil by the US government.

These documents allowed VEJA to find Ali and another four extremists. They live in Brazil as if they were regular citizens. One of them was sentenced in his own country. Hesham Ahmed Mahmoud Eltrabily has been identified in Egypt as one of those involved in the massacre of 62 tourists visiting the ruins in Luxor, in 1997. With an arrest warrant issued by Interpol, he was captured in Sao Paulo, five years afterwards. The Supreme Federal Tribunal refused to extradite him, claiming that the proof provided by the Egyptian government was not decisive. Now, the Egyptian sells electronics at the Galeria Pagé, one of Sao Paulo’s main centers selling illegally smuggled products. VEJA passed on the content of this report to the staff at his store, but Eltrabily did not return our telephone calls. The Eltrabily case is similar to the Mohamed Ali Abou Elezz Ibrahim Soliman case, who was not tracked down by VEJA. Soliman was also sentenced in Egypt for his part in the Luxor attack. Arrested in 1999, the Supreme Tribunal rejected Soliman’s extradition, finding formal errors of instruction in the process, such as the mistranslation of documents. Just like Eltrabily, he sells illegally smuggled products, but in Foz do Iguassu. As one of his cohorts, he is part of the Brazilian al-Gama´a al-Islamiyya cell, subordinated to Al Qaeda.

Accused of plotting terrorist attacks against the Jewish institutions that killed 114 people in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994, Iranian Mohsen Rabbani is wanted by Interpol but often comes in and out of Brazil without any trouble. An employee of the Iranian government, he uses passports issued in false names to visit a brother who lives in Curitiba. The last time this happened was in September last year. When Interpol alerted the Federal Police that he was in Brazil he had already escaped. But it is not only family ties that make this terrorist visit Brazil. The Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) has discovered that Rabbani has recruited at least twenty young people in Sao Paulo, Pernambuco and Parana states to go on “religious training courses” in Tehran.

“Without anyone noticing, a generation of Islamic extremists is rising up in Brazil,” says government prosecutor Alexandre Camanho de Assis, who coordinates the Public Prosecutor’s Office in thirteen states and the Federal District.

In Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the region of Sao Paulo known as ABC Paulista, two Brazilians have been converted. Their stories were discovered by the CIA during the interrogation of one of the Al Qaeda leaders, Saudi national Abu Zubaydah, the man who convinced English national Richard Reid to put a bomb in the heel of his shoe and to try to set it off on a flight from Paris to Miami, in 2001. Being held in Guantanamo, Zubaydah was water boarded. In his book, Decision Points, Former President George W. Bush claims that torturing Zubaydah helped prevent other terrorist attacks. In Guantanamo, the Saudi jihadist said that he had welcomed the men from Sao Paulo Alan Cheidde and Anuar Pechliye to the combatant training camp in Khaldan, in Afghanistan. Cheidde is from a well-known family in ABC Paulista. His father, Felipe Cheidde, made one of the largest fortunes in the region in factoring, bingo and lottery houses. He became a Federal Deputy for the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). A he owns a fourth division soccer club, Esporte Clube Sao Bernardo, he is popular in his city. His 1,400 m2 house is one of the most sumptuous in Sao Bernardo do Campo.

Even so, the connections his son Alan had with terrorists went unnoticed by the Brazilian authorities until 2004, when the CIA told the Federal Police. The US agents reported that Cheidde and his friend Pechliye had been asked to sort out Brazilian passports for members of Al Qaeda. Questioned by the Federal Police, both said they had lost their passports twice, in 2000 and 2001, and they could not remember the circumstances under which it had happened. Despite considering the excuse to be full of holes, the Brazilian authorities decided to release them. Cheidde told VEJA that his trip is a private matter. Pechliye did not return the reporter’s call. One of the rare occasions on which terrorists were troubled was in June 2005. That month the Federal Police made use of Operation Panorama against illegal immigration to arrest 21 extremists. They were charged with criminal misrepresentation and altering documents to get permanent visas for Brazil. They did this by faking marriages to Brazilian women.

The radicals shoes single mothers, paid them R$ 1,000 to take part in the fraud and they recognized the children as their own. They formally became the parents of Brazilian children and so could not be extradited.

The gang was led by Lebanese national Jihadist Chaim Baalbalti and Jordanian Sael BasheerYahya Najib Atari, a prominent Muslim leader from Foz do Iguassu. With the gang, the Federal Police seized 1,206 passports issued by Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. Mostly stolen, these documents were sold for US$ 11,000 each to extremists wanted by the police in several countries to radicals who wanted to disappear without a trace. The organization run by Baalbaki and Atari was not restricted to Brazil. Kuwait has accused the Jordanian of associating with local counterfeiters to help jihadists escape. Most of the Islamic community in Foz do Iguassu rejects terrorism. Fugitives of war and terrorist attacks in their native countries, it is the main source of information for the Federal Police. On the Triple Frontier of Brazil. Argentina and Paraguay, radicals form a marginal contingent among the 12,000 Muslims living there. But this has not stopped Atari from presiding over the Arab Palestine Association nr from being a spokesperson for the community. It was as such that he posed for the photograph at the top of this report. Contacted by VEJA afterwards, Atari, who like Baalbaki is free while awaiting the court case on criminal misrepresentation, racketeering, and aiding illegal immigration, said he would not like to talk about the accusations made against him.

Atari audacity reflects the comfort the law assures him of. He and Baalbaki, besides being free, will only be extradited if found guilty. “Terrorists take advantage of the fragility of Brazilian legislation,’ admitted Daniel Lorenz, former head of the Intelligence Department at the Federal Police and currently secretary of Security in the Federal District, speaking at a hearing in the Chamber of Deputies. The pair continue to do business in Parana, a kind of Wall Street for the jihad “The Triple Frontier is, today, a financial artery for Hezbollah,” wrote the director of the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Treasury, Arfam Szubin, in a report sent to the US Department of State, referring to the Lebanese group. This situation has been arrived at because of the refusal of the Brazilian government to face up to terrorism. In 2007 a group of Deputies tried to amend the constitutional article that rules on terrorism. It was defeated by the then national Justice Secretary, Pedro Abramovay. “He claimed that an anti-terrorism law would attract terrorists,” says former Deputy Raul Jungmann (PPS-PE). By this way of thinking, of lack of it, Brazil should abolish the laws against murder, theft and drug dealing. After all, they would also incite people to break the law.

Lenience with Islamic extremism is also a feature of Brazilian diplomacy, which does not recognize Hezbollah, Hamas or the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (Farc) as terrorists. In part, this is to do with an attempt to sell an image of Brazil as a tropical paradise armor plated against terrorist attacks. But it also presents itself as full of sympathetic from the left for jihadists, who are visceral enemies of the United States. An anti-terrorism law would also cover “social movements,” such as the Movement of Victims of Dams which, in 2007, threatened to open the stop gates at the Tucurui hydroelectric plant, and the Landless Peasants Movement which invades and destroys farms. “The Federal Police and the US government indicate the action taken by social movements as one of the main impediments to more effective combating of terrorism,” says Jungmann.

Although it has carried out the investigations described in this report, the Federal Police adopt an ambiguous stance when commentating on the discoveries their people have made. The institution is evasive, saying that it “does not label people or groups that in some way may act having been inspired by terrorism.” This opaque and incoherent message not only helps extremist organizations take root in Brazil but it creates great risks for the immediate future. Terrorist handbooks recommend that militants launch terrorist attacks on occasions when their actions gain visibility. The federal police and prosecutors interviewed by VEJA fear that they see such opportunities in the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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THE ESCALATION OF EVIL

1st STAGE (1992) – Brazil began to be used as a stopping-off point for terrorists like those who blew up the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, In 1995, Osama bin Laden and the third-in-charge of Al Qaeda, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, went to Foz do Iguassu, as VEJA reveled in 2003.

2nd STAGE (1996) – They began to establish themselves legally in Brazil. One cover they used to stay in the country was to legally adopt the children of single mothers. As official parents of Brazilian children, they could not be extradited.

3rd STAGE (1999) – Beginning of recruiting Brazilians. The most inclined to fight were sent abroad to learn more about the extremists’ doctrine and to be trained in terrorist camps in Afghanistan.

th STAGE (2001) – Brazil began to be used as a terrorism finance base and attack preparation center. After the attacks on September 11, the US Treasury Department identified money being sent to Hezbollah from Brazil. One single militant set up in Parana sent US$ 100 million to this extremist group.

(Photo captions page 90 – BRAZILIAN TALIBAN: Right – native of Sao Paulo, Alan Cheidde poses for a passport photo he used to be trained in Afghanistan in 1999. Five years later (in blue) he returned to Brazil with a fundamentalist look. The larger image was taken by VEJA in the parking lot that he runs in Sao Bernardo do Campo.)

(Photo caption page 91 – THE ENGINEER OF SEPTEMBER 11 – The number three in the Al Qaeda hierarchy, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was in Foz do Iguassu in 1995)

(Photo caption page 96 – A PICTURE OF EVIL – Arrested in 2005, Jordanian national Sael Atari was charged with heading up a team specializing in counterfeiting documents and faking marriages between illegal immigrants and Brazilians. He had 1,206 stolen passports which were used to allow terrorists to travel to Brazil and abroad. Left: in a Federal Police photo. Right: in an image taken by VEJA)

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THEY ARE AMONG US

Based on information provided by the CIA, FBI and Interpol, the Brazilian Federal Police followed the activities of twenty foreign terrorists. These are some of them:

Mohsen Rabbani

Nationality: Iranian

Organization he belongs to: Islamic Jihad

Where he lives: Iran

Crime: accused of planning and carrying out two terrorist attacks against Jews in Buenos Aires. One hundred and fourteen people died in these attacks. Through Interpol, Argentina demanded his arrest. Frequently visits Curitiba, where his brother lives, and he enters Brazil on a fake passport. The last time was in September last year.

Abdel Hakim Gouram

Organization he belongs to: AI Qaeda and the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group

Where he lives: Belgium

Crime: identified by the CIA and US Department of Homeland Security as the leader of a cell of Osama bin Laden’s organization in Belgium. In 2003 his cohorts were arrested in possession of a formula for explosive, grenades and an AK-47 assault rifle. A wrestler, he learned jiu-jitsu in Rio de Janeiro and is always coming to Brazil to compete in the sport.

Kassen Mohamad Hijazi

Nationality: Brazilian

Organization he belongs to: Hezbollah

Where he lives: Brasília

Crime: the CIA discovered that he laundered US$ 100 million in Paraguay earned through selling illegally smuggled goods and drugs on the Triple Frontier, and he sent this money to Lebanese terrorists between 2001 and 2003. He is on a black list at the US Treasury Department. After spending five days in custody in Paraguay, he escaped to Brazil.

Mohamed Ali Abou Ibrahim Soliman

Nationality: Egyptian

Organization he belongs to: al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, subordinate to Al Qaeda

Where he lives: Foz do Iguassu

Crime: Egypt accuses him of taking part in the 1997 terrorist attack in which 62 tourists were machine-gunned to death in the ruins in Luxor. In 2002 the Supreme Federal Tribunal rejected his extradition, because of procedural errors. He was trained in Afghanistan by Osama bin Laden’s group.

Assad Ahmad Barakat

Nationality: Lebanese

Organization he belongs to: Hezbollah

Where he lives: Foz do Iguassu

Crime: at Paraguay’s request he was arrested in Foz doIguaçu and extradited in 2002. He served time in Paraguay for money laundering and tax evasion. Since 2003 he has been on the US Treasury black list, which accuses him of sending US$ 50 million to Hezbollah,

A GLOSSARY OF TERROR

According to the Federal Police, seven Islamic terrorist organizations operate in Brazil

Al Qaeda

Perpetrator of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, it is commanded by Saudi national Osama bin Laden

Jihad Media Battalion

A kind of on-line public relations agency for AI Qaeda. Its mission is to release announcements by its leaders and distribute propaganda created by its followers. Its members operate in isolation in at least 17 countries

Hezbollah

Financed by Iran since the 1980s, it has a political arm and a military one. It demands the creation of an Islamic state in Lebanon. In 1983 it organized a suicide attack that killed 241 US soldiers in Beirut

Hamas

Has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007. Operates through a political party and its armed branch, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. It does not recognize the state of Israel and attacks Israeli civilian targets with rockets.

Islamic Jihad

Created in Palestine in the 1970s, its preferred targets are Israel and Islamic states sympathetic to the West. Smaller and less influential than Hamas, it gets money from Iran to carry out its terrorist attacks. It has operational bases in Syria. Claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed a women and injured 31 people in Jerusalem ten days ago.

al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya

Created in 1973, bowed to Osama bin Laden 25 years later. In 1993 it made the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center in New York, with a car bomb in the parking lot. Four years later it massacred 62 tourists in Luxor, Egypt

The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group

It wants to convert the Moroccan monarchy into an Islamic state. Founded in the 1990s, it supports AI Qaeda in North Africa and Europe. Its members get military training in Afghanistan. Its bombs claimed 33 victims in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco in 2003, and another 191 in Madrid, the following year.
http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/terrorists-set-up-bases-in-brazil/

Islamic extremists currently operating in Triple Frontier area, Brazilian magazine says
[Buenos Aires Herald, April 2011]

Islamic extremist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas are illegally operating in the Triple Frontier area shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where they allegedly gather large amounts of money, recruit new militants and plan additional attacks, Brazilian magazine Veja denounced.

The weekly publication stated that several reports by the Brazilian Federal Police and the US government warn that at least twenty high-ranking members from the three organizations are currently operating in the so-called “Triple Frontier” area, shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

The Brazilian government has always denied the existence of any activities linked to these Islamic groups, but has admitted that a large portion of the Lebanese community living in the country legally sends large sums of money to the Middle East.

Also under investigation, according to the article published on Sunday, is Mohsen Rabbani, a former cultural attaché to the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, who is suspected of being involved in the 1992 and 1994 terrorist attacks against the Jewish community in Argentina.
Apparently Rabbani “frequently flies to Brazil under a fake identity in order to visit a brother living in Curitiba.” According to Interpol authorities and intelligence agents in Brazil, his last visit to Brazil was in last September.

According to Veja, the ABIN (Brazil’s intelligence agency) found out that Rabbani took over 20 young men from the Greater Sao Paulo area, Pernambuco and Parana to a meeting Tehran in which they would be instructed on religious formation.

The article also assures that 41-year old Lebanese Khaled Hussein Ali, currently living in Sao Paulo since 1998 when he obtained legal residence after fathering a Brazilian girl, has coordinated Al Qaeda operations in over 17 countries from Brazil.

In 2009, Ali was detained and secluded for 21 days in a Brazilian jail after authorities raided his home and found several videos and emails that instigated hate against the Jews and black people.

Police authorities believed that Ali was one of Al Qaeda’s top propaganda men, but the Brazilian Public Ministry decided not to bring him to justice over a lack of evidence.

The magazine also states that the Shiite Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Palestine group Hamas also have a logistics operations centre in the Triple Frontier region.
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/63419/islamic-extremists-currently-operating-in-triple-frontier-area-brazilian-magazine-says

Iranian Mullah Responsible for Terrorist Attacks in Argentina
by Anna Mahjar-Barducci
June 24, 2011 at 4:30 am

Iran is investing in strengthening the political and economical relations with several countries in Latin America. It is also actively engaged in religious proselytizing, particularly aimed for the poorest sectors of the Latin American society. Converts to Islam eventually undergo religious and political training, including in Iran, to prepare these new adherents to become instruments and agents of the Iranian regime.

Mohsen Rabbani, an Iranian mullah and a former cultural attaché in Argentina, is a leading figure in spreading Islam in Latin America, particularly in Brazil. Rabbani, while in the service at the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, was involved in the planning and implementation of the deadly terrorist attack on the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish cultural center of 1994 that resulted in 85 dead and more than 150 injured. Rabbani’s involvement in the bombing was persistently denied by Iranian authorities. In 2007, however, Interpol finally decided to issue a Red Notice for Rabbani, which is an arrest warrant with a view to extradite.

Despite the arrest warrant, Rabbani, who is presently the director of Oriental Thought Cultural Institute in the Iranian city of Qom, continues, unabated, to proselytize in Latin America. According to Brazilian sources, he has traveled several times to Brazil under a false identity in order to recruit new converts to Islam. According to Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, charged to investigate the AMIA attacks in Buenos Aires, “Rabbani is a serious security threat, including in Brazil. In Argentina, he spread his vision of radical, extremist, and violent Islam, which resulted in dozens of casualties during the Buenos Aires terrorist attacks. Now, based in Iran, he continues to play a significant role in the spread of extremism in Latin America.”

The activity Rabbani is developing in Belo Jardim, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, where local police have found evidence that the recruitment of Brazilians, and subsequent traveling to Iran, involves more than spiritual enlightenment through religion, is particularly alarming. Along with the recruits in Belo Jardim, youth from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico are also traveling to Iran.

The Brazilian Federal Police has information that Rabbani, in one of his latest visits to Brazil, used methods that could cause a “diplomatic crisis.” The Iranian mullah embarked a plane in Tehran bound for Caracas, Venezuela. From there, he entered Brazil illegally. Operated by Iran’s state airline, the Tehran-Caracas flight was called “Aeroterror” by intelligence officials, for allegedly facilitating the access of terrorist suspects to South America. The Venezuelan government hid the passenger lists from Interpol on that flight. Rabbani’s movements were being monitored, the idea being to detain him in Brazil. Notified, the Federal Police set up an operation, but the order to execute the operation took longer than anticipated, due to complicated discussion about the political implications. Once again, Rabbani managed to escaped.

In the 675 pages complied by the Argentinean Investigation Unit of the Office of the Attorney General on the AMIA terrorist attack, it is reported that one of the ways used by Rabbani to secure an individual’s loyalty is to send them to Iran so as to deepen their knowledge of Islam.

One of Rabbani’s favorite disciples in Latin America is Sheik Karim Abdul Paz, an Argentinian convert to Shiite Islam, who formerly went by the name, Santiago Paz Bullrich. He used to be the imam of the Iranian-run al-Tahuid Mosque in Buenos Aires. Now he is imam of the Islamic Cultural Center in Santiago de Chile. He studied in Qom, and became a leading figure of Shiite Islam in Latin America. He doesn’t hide his sympathies for Middle Eastern terrorist groups and maintains that the Shiite group, Hezbollah, is not a terrorist movement, but a “fundamental part of the heroic worldwide resistance against the U.S. and Israel’s terrorist imperialism”. This, apparently, is what Rabbani is teaching to Latin American converts during his spiritual courses in Iran.

April 20, 2011

Rabbani brings Brazilian converts to Iran

The man pictured– white beard, wearing brown, and his head wrapped in a turban — is the Iranian Mohsen Rabbani. Among the seventeen people who surround him are eight Brazilians. Rabbani is considered by these people to be a teacher. The classroom is located in the Iranian city of Qom, a place sacred to Shiite Muslims. New converts to Islam, the young Brazilians traveled to Iran, all expenses paid, to deepen their religious knowledge. Recruiting or proselytizing is common to all faiths. In this case, however, distortions are disturbing. Rabbani is not a teacher, either.

The Brazilian weekly, Veja, revealed two weeks ago that, in addition to being one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, he is also responsible for recruiting young Brazilians for courses on “religious training.” What this terrorist, named as a perpetrator of one of the bloodiest attacks in history, and responsible for the deaths of over a hundred people, may be teaching the Brazilians is a major concern of the authorities. The clues uncovered so far to unravel this mystery are not encouraging.

“Professor” Rabbani is wanted for his involvement in acts of terrorism since November 9, 2006. His capture is considered so vital that Interpol has included his name in a so-called “red notice,” a select list of most wanted people in the world. The international arrest warrant against Rabbani was issued by Argentinean courts. He is considered one of the masterminds behind two attacks on Jewish targets in Buenos Aires, which killed 114 people in 1992 and 1994. Rabbani was an Iranian embassy official in Argentina’s capital. With diplomatic status, he is now protected by the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — and responsible for the recruitment of followers throughout Latin America, promising religious influence and also money. Rabbani’s effort to amass followers in the poor regions of Brazil, with no tradition linked to Islam, is noteworthy.

“Rabbani is a serious security threat, including in Brazil. In Argentina, he spread his vision of radical, extremist, and violent Islam, which resulted in dozens of casualties during the Buenos Aires terrorist attacks. Now, based in Iran, he continues to play a significant role in the spread of extremism in Latin America,” prosecutor Alberto Nisman, head of the special unit of the Argentine prosecutors charged with investigating the attacks, told Veja.

Rabbani’s courses are an entryway for terrorism

The enticement of Brazilians for courses abroad has been monitored for four years by the Federal Police and the ABIN, the government’s secret service. It is Rabbani himself, with help from people he trusts, who chooses those who will travel. From 2007 until today, three groups of Brazilians have visited Iran. There are plenty of reasons for such surveillance. The course has a strong religious content. But that is not what is of concern. Students from one of Rabbani’s groups have confided that, during these travels, they have visited the premises of the radical Lebanese group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by many countries, including the United States. Reports to which Veja had access say that Rabbani’s courses are some sort of an entryway for terrorism. According to these documents, the classes include radical preaching and training in military camps.

The city of Belo Jardim, a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco, is the most active center for the recruitment of extremists. Of the eight selected Brazilians for the first class taken to Iran in late 2007, four were from Belo Jardim. A brother of Mohsen Rabbani, who lived in Curitiba, personally took care of recruitment. Today, this Pernambuco city of 58,000 inhabitants deserves constant attention from the Federal Police and ABIN. Among the Brazilians lured are: a taxi motorcyclist, a schoolteacher, an official of the Banco do Brasil, and an English teacher — all from humble backgrounds. The motorcyclist,Erlan Batista Machado, had never been on a plane until he flew to Sao Paulo, and from there to Iran, where he studied at the invitation of Rabbani. In Iran, he gained a new name: Sayd. Approached by Veja, Erlan said he accepted the invitation because he wanted to know more about Islam. “It was a wonderful experience,” he said. He said he never had contact with terrorists or with radical groups.

The reaction of Professor Joao Adriano Oliveira was the same when asked about the matter: “It was just a religion course.” Joao Adriano, who teaches in a public school and is learning the Arabic language, was a natural leader of the group formed in Belo Jardim. Renamed Abu Husayn, it was his responsibility to make contacts with the brother of Rabbani and with Iran. Travel expenses were paid by a foundation coordinated by Rabbani and sponsored by the Ahmadinejad government. Joao and his classmates also received small amounts of money during their period of stay in Iran. They came back with a promise from Rabbani to donate $350,000 to build a mosque in the city.

Messages exchanged between the group, and intercepted by Brazilian police, reveal that the goal of recruiting Brazilians and traveling to Iran involves more than spiritual enlightenment through religion. The messages contained evidence that the group and its leaders in Iran have something to hide. The report also had access to e-mails exchanged by Joao Adriano (Abu Husayn) and Rodrigo Jalloul, a Sao Paulo resident who went to Iran for almost four years and remained there. Today, according to the investigation, he is the right arm of Rabbani for matters that relate to clandestine activities in Brazil. In a message dated April 5, 2010, Joao warned Adriano Jalloul, who planned to come to Brazil for a visit, of the existence of investigations into the group: “The Federal Police got involved in an investigation into Hezbollah money laundering. We can talk more about this some time, but I believe that, as of today, we have been monitored for more than one (sic). If you come, do it in a secretive manner, at the last minute, and only let us know when you are in the region.”

Fiery speeches against Israel and Jews

The papers of the Brazilians seized by police included an annex to the document illustrated in this report. They make reference to Hezbollah and reproduce fiery speeches against Israel and Jews. The students of extremism in Iran have brought along pictures of facilities maintained by the Lebanese group on Iranian soil – the itinerary included excursions to various regions of the country and visits to religious and political leaders. “It has nothing to do with terrorism. What we learned here is religion. Mr. Rabbani tells us that these accusations against him are all untrue,” Rodrigo Jalloul told Veja. But that’s not what those responsible for surveillance of terrorist movements in Brazil think. The police “Our biggest fear is that militants are being recruited for future terrorist attacks here, and for that reason we must redouble our attention towards these trips, especially because we will soon have in Brazil global events like the Olympics and World Cup, which can encourage these people to commit extreme acts.”

Along with the recruits in Belo Jardim, youth from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico traveled to Iran. The group’s ties to South America go beyond recruitment. The Federal Police has information that Rabbani came to Brazil a few times in recent years. In one of those visits, almost three years ago, he used methods that would be cause enough for a diplomatic crisis. The extremist embarked in Tehran bound for Caracas, Venezuela. From there, he entered Brazil illegally. Operated by Iran’s state airline, the Tehran-Caracas flight was called “Aeroterror” by intelligence officials for allegedly facilitating the access of terrorist suspects to South America. The Venezuelan government shields passenger lists from Interpol on that flight. Professor Rabbani’s movements were being monitored. The idea was to detain him in Brazil. Notified, the Federal Police set up an operation, but the order to execute this operation took a while, due to a complicated discussion about the political implications. Once again, the extremist escaped. Veja (Brazil), translation by InterAmerican Security Watch

April 4, 2011

Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas in Brazil

The Brazilian weekly, Veja, said several reports by the Brazilian Federal Police and the U.S. government warned that at least 20 high-ranking members from the three organizations — al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas — are currently operating in the so-called “Triple Frontier” area, shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

The Brazilian government has always denied the existence of any activities linked to these Islamic groups, but has admitted that a large portion of the Lebanese community living in the country legally sends large sums of money to the Middle East.

Rabbani visits his brother in Brazil

Also under investigation, according to the article published on Sunday, is Mohsen Rabbani, a former cultural attaché to the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, who is suspected of being involved in the 1992 and 1994 terrorist attacks against the Jewish community in Argentina. Apparently, Rabbani “frequently flies to Brazil under a fake identity in order to visit a brother living in Curitiba.”

According to Interpol authorities and intelligence agents in Brazil, his last visit to Brazil was in last September 2010. Veja reports that the ABIN (Brazil’s intelligence agency) found out that Rabbani took over 20 young men from the Greater Sao Paulo area, Pernambuco and Parana to a meeting in Tehran in which they would be instructed on religious formation. Merco Press (South Atlantic News Agency)
http://www.hudson-ny.org/2222/iranian-terrorist-attacks-argentina

Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found In Arizona Desert Fox News
Jan 27, 2011 – A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News.

The book, “In Memory of Our Martyrs,” was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs.

Published in Iran, it consists of short biographies of Islamic suicide bombers and other Islamic militants who died carrying out attacks.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/27/iranian-book-celebrating-suicide-bombers-arizona-desert/

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Arab Spring Gusher‎ / The Arab apartheid system is exposing itself

June 29, 2011

Arab Spring Gusher‎
Northumberland Today – Wally Keeler – [June 28, 2011]

Arabs take to the streets in the hundreds of thousands. They have suffered suppression, oppression, repression, for generations of family dictatorships. Security forces machine-gun the ‘flowering popular movement.’ Tanks and howitzers shell the residences of the ‘flowering popular movement.’ Mourners are gunned down, children are tortured and murdered, dissidents decapitated or mutilated. Women are gang raped. Refugees by the thousands flee. Tens of thousands are homeless. Islamist buzzards circle over the political chaos. The Arab apartheid system is exposing itself.

http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3191144

Recent on Iran / Syria / hezbollah Crimes against Humanity

June 15, 2011

This Syrian tinderbox could set fire to the region‎
The Guardian – Jun 7, 2011
Assad’s regime threatens dire consequences for the bloodshed in Jisr al-Shughour. … security men – Syria’s equivalent of Iran’s notorious basij militia. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/07/syria-jisr-al-shughour-assad-regime


Syria remains dangerous regime
Posted on Friday, 06.10.11
BY FRIDA GHITIS
The Syrian people have good reason to feel let down by those around the world who claim to believe passionately in human rights and democracy. The international community has shown misguided restraint in condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s slaughter of his own people. In trying to prove he should be allowed to stay in power, Assad has shown exactly the opposite.
[…]
This is not just about Assad. Syrian demonstrators have been chanting “No to Assad,” but also “No to Iran, No to Hezbollah!” The protests threaten the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah-Hamas bloc. There is much at stake here not just for the regime in Damascus but for the entire region. Syria and Iran have kept Hamas and Hezbollah stockpiled with weapons. Without Damascus, the structure would wobble; perhaps fall.


The lesson from the border protests is that Assad leads an exceedingly dangerous regime. If his brutality against the Syrian people was not enough, his willingness to trigger another regional war — with the support of his allies in Tehran, Beirut and Gaza — should convince the international community to impose stern sanctions, and work for his removal.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/09/2260477/syria-remains-dangerous-regime.html


The West’s helplessness in Syria‎
The Week Magazine – Daniel Larison – 4 days ago


The world’s response to the bloodshed in Syria, or rather, … will be empowered, and a reliable ally of Iran and patron of Hezbollah will be overthrown.
http://theweek.com/article/index/216200/the-wests-helplessness-in-syria


Syria Update: “The regime is prepared to massacre everyone …Jun 12, 2011 … Syria Update: “The regime is prepared to massacre everyone” … reports are emerging that Iranians and Hezbollah members are assisting them. …
http://www.judithlevy.com/?p=519


Syria: Where Massacre Is a Family Tradition
[June 13, 2011]
The mask of the Assad regime finally falls, and the world is forced to confront its illusions about Iran’s ally and Hezbollah’s patron.
By FOUAD AJAMI
Pity the Syrians as they face the Assad regime’s tanks and artillery and snipers. Unlike in Libya, there is no Arab or international “mandate” to protect them. Grant Syria’s rulers their due: Their country rides with the Iranian theocracy and provides it access to the Mediterranean. It is a patron of Hamas and Hezbollah. And still they managed to sell the outside world on the legend of their moderation.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304259304576375943962621206.html?mod=googlenews_ws


A new Hama on the Turkish border Asia Times Online
By Victor Kotsev
June 15, 2011
TEL AVIV – In 1982, on orders by current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s father, Hafez, the Syrian army destroyed much of the city of Hama and killed somewhere between 10,000 and 40,000 people. The memory of that Muslim Brotherhood uprising and the government massacre is so strong in Syria that arguably it was a crucial factor in rekindling the current unrest after some 70 demonstrators were killed in Hama 10 days ago.


Now, the town of Jisr al-Shoughour seems set on becoming the new Hama – “a” new Hama, if we believe much of what is being written and said about the situation in Syria, with other cities to follow. It does not mean that the comparison is realistic – all other discrepancies aside, the town with its approximately 50,000 inhabitants is no comparison to Hama, the fourth-largest city in Syria – but then again, leading Western ethicists of the past few decades have taught us not to compare numbers of victims.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MF15Ak03.html


Sky News: Clinton accuses Iran of backing Syria
Updated: 03:32, Wednesday June 15, 2011
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused Iran of backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ‘vicious assaults’ on pro-democracy protesters after crushing its own 2009 uprising.
‘Iran is supporting the Assad regime’s vicious assaults on peaceful protesters and military actions against its own cities,’ Clinton said, comparing its response to Iran’s crackdown on pro-reform demonstrations.
‘Two years ago this week, Iranian citizens went to the polls in the hopes of expressing their democratic rights,’ she said.
‘When the people reached for their aspirations, the government responded with brutal repression. Two years later, that repression continues.’
Syria’s uprising was triggered in mid-March by the arrest and torture of 15 children and adolescents accused of spraying anti-regime graffiti in the southern town of Daraa, which then became the epicentre of the revolt.
The UN children’s agency UNICEF has since said that at least 30 children have been shot dead in the revolt against the Assad family’s 40-year rule…
http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=625543&vId=


Clinton: Iran Helps Syrian Brutality; Tehran Warns US
[Published: 06/14/11]
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused Iran of physically aiding Syrian forces using brutal violence to put down the country’s protest movement. Hours earlier, Iran warned the United States, “Americans are not allowed to launch a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144930

The Arab-Islamic “Palestinian” tactic of targeting Israeli children, right from the start. Glorification and celebration at their mainstream: by officials / leadership, masses

March 14, 2011

The Arab-Islamic “Palestinian” tactic of targeting Israeli children, right from the start.

Glorification and celebration at their mainstream: by officials / leadership, masses.



[PPT] israeli-children.pps – Israel-wat
Some children were even murdered in. their beds, while they were asleep. In Memory of the 125 Israeli Kids. Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists [2002-2005]
http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109702/Israeli-Children
http://www.israel-wat.com/pps/israeli-children.pps


TARGET: ISRAELI CHILDREN

The stories of the young victims of terrorist attacks


http://www.education.gov.il/children/children.htm


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict – War crimes. The Islamists are quite open about targeting women and children in their homes, …
http://markhumphrys.com/israel.conflict.crimes.html

Soldier of fortune: Volume 27 – Omega Group, Ltd., 2002 – Page 22
Amid mostly infants in their strollers, children and their grandparents he detonated himself, wounding 13 children. He killed grandmother Ruth and her 18- month-old granddaughter, Sinai.

This is the real face of Palestinian terrorism’s father figure, Yasser Arafat and his evil minions.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=t24jAQAAIAAJ&dq=strollers




Note:
The following cited massacres are by by no means a ‘list’ of the humongous broad history of crimes against humanity where Arab-Muslims have been targeting the unarmed innocent Israelis, men, women and children. These are only a few publicized sad examples where children were specifically targeted.


Aiming at children – From the start


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Massacre at Avivim, May 1970

The Agony of the Promised Land – Page 115
Joshua Levy – 2004 – 232 pages – Preview
Among the hundreds of terrorist actions launched by his men, the most appalling were the brutal attack on an Israeli school bus at Avivim in May 1970, which left 9 children (aged 6 to 9) killed and 19 crippled for life.

http://books.google.com/books?id=PQ5THa5gWPIC&pg=PA115

Israel versus Jibril: the thirty-year war against a master terrorist Samuel M. Katz – (Paragon House) 1993 – 285 pages – Page 30
As the sun appeared and the darkened fields and hills were suddenly illuminated, the terrorists clutched their weapons and produced high-powered field glasses. Their target would be nearing soon. The objective that sunny May morning was not an IDF patrol but rather a school bus filled with children from Moshav Avivim going to their school in Kibbutz Bar- Am, a few kilometers down the road.
http://books.google.com/books?id=56dtAAAAMAAJ&dq=nearing


Avivim School Bus Massacre – sfgate Topics
Avivim School Bus Massacre Topic on sfgate.com – News and archives about Avivim … 1970 in which 12 Israeli civilians were killed, nine of them children, …
http://topics.sfgate.com/topics/Avivim_school_bus_massacre


On May 22, 1970, members of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) led by Ahmed Jebril, ambushed an Israeli school bus that was driving along the road between Avivim to Dovev in Israel. Twelve civlians were killed, among them eight children.
http://www.ict.org.il/Articles/tabid/66/Articlsid/291/currentpage/5/Default.aspx


Avivim School Bus Massacre Multimedia Information
Page updated on Jun 9, 2010
Early in the morning, the bus departed from Avivim heading with its passengers to two local schools. This route had been scouted by the militants, believed to have infiltrated from Lebanon, and an ambush was set up. As the bus passed by, ten minutes after leaving Avivim, it was attacked by heavy gunfire from both sides of the road. The driver was amongst those hit in the initial barrage, as were the two other adults on board. The three were killed as the bus crashed into an embankment as the attackers continued firing into the vehicle.


The children, who were in first to third grade, were buried in a special plot in Safed. A monument commemorating the victims of the attack stands in the middle of the moshav.
http://www.sandiegoaccountantsguide.com/library/Avivim-school-bus-massacre.php


Bus: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases – Page 336
Icon Group International, Inc. – 2008 – 575 pages
Avivim school bus massacre. An ambush attack known as the Avivim school bus massacre took place on May.. 1970 near Avivim, an agricultural community in Israel founded in 1963 by Moroccan immigrants.
http://books.google.com/books?id=HG2NVsFbQZ0C&pg=PA336


Not shooting and not crying: psychological inquiry into moral …
Ruth Linn – 1989 – 162 pages [Page 14]
On May.., 1970, nine pupils and three teachers from a village in the Galilee (Avivim) were killed and nineteen other children wounded, when their bus was attacked by bazookas from an ambush.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=Tb7eAAAAMAAJ&dq=Avivim



Kiryat Shmone massacre – April 1974, The ‘Maalot’ Schoolchlildren massacre – May 1974









Documents officiels, Volume 29
United Nations. Security Council, 1974 – Political Science – Page 106


…attention to the barbaric atrocity committed today, 11 April 1974, by An Arab terrorist squad against innocent inhabitants of a peaceful civilian community…
Kiryat Shmona, situated in the immediate proximity of the border, massacred 18 of its inhabitants including 8 children and 5 women, and wounded 15 other persons in bestial bloodthirst the murderers hurled children to their death from windows in the upper floor of the building… Arab terrorist organizations, all of which are affiliated to the so-called Palestine Liberation Organization…

http://books.google.com/books?id=jd4RAQAAMAAJ&dq=Kiryat


Betrayed: The Conspiracy to Divide Jerusalem Mike Evans – 2008 – 329 pages – (Page 87)
Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists, Benjamin Netanyahu defines it this way: “Terrorism is the deliberate and systematic assault on civilians to inspire fear for political ends.” PLO terrorists sought to victimize children as one of their most devastating weapons of fear against Israel. Perhaps these two examples will indicate how these people operate. In April 1974 three terrorists entered a school in Kiryat Shmonah, a town in northern Israel. Unknown to the terrorists, the schoolchildren were away on a trip. So the terrorists used the weapons intended for the massacre of the schoolchildren on nearby residents, killing eight adults and eight children in an apartment building close to the school. Israeli soldiers trapped the terrorists inside the building, but the Palestinians were killed when their own explosives were detonated.
In May of that year, Palestinian terrorists struck another northern town, Ma’ alot. During the early morning hours the terrorists fired on motorists, killing an Arab woman; then they murdered an entire family asleep in their home.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=1974
http://books.google.com/books?&id=ma%27alot

The War on Terror
April 11 – Kiryat Shmona Massacre at an apartment building killing 18 people, 9 were children.
http://strategypage.com/the_war_on_terror/tactics/2004102822.asp


Arab “Palestinian” sniper shoots, murders 10 month old baby Shalhevet Pass, while in her father’s arms. Hebron, Israel. March 2001









israelinsider: security: Sniper Kills Jewish Baby in Hebron Mar 27, 2001 … Palestinian sniper fire killed ten-month-old Shalhevet Pass yesterday evening in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood of Hebron. The gunfire also wounded her father Yitzhak, 24, as they stood in the entrance of the neighborhood.


Shalhevet was killed instantly by a bullet wound to her head, fired by a sniper positioned on a rooftop in the Abu Sneneh neighborhood which overlooks the Avraham Avinu area, and which is under Palestinian control. Oriyah Pass, Shalhevet’s mother, who was with the family at the time, was unharmed. Shalhevet Pass is considered the youngest victim of the Intifada on either side of the conflict so far.
http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec_0019.htm


Israeli spies fight Jewish terror gang – Times Online timesonline.co.uk
Aug 31, 2003 … ג€œThey’re evil people,ג€ Pass, a child like and forlorn 24-year-old, … 2001 her daughter, Shalhevet, was shot dead in her father’s arms. …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1153949.ece


The Agony of the Promised Land – Page 165
 Joshua Levy – 2004 – 232 pages – Preview
The Hamas terrorist, Nasser Jarrar, who had earlier lost both legs and one arm while preparing a bomb to be used against Israeli … a Palestinian sniper deliberately shot dead in cold blood the 10 months old baby girl, Shalhevet Pass .
http://books.google.com/books?id=PQ5THa5gWPIC&pg=PA165


Boycotting Israel?
May 3, 2005 … A ten-month-old Jewish baby, Shalhevet Pass, was shot in her father’s arms by an Arab sniper in 2001. The following year, a five-year-old …
http://www.aish.com/jw/me/48914817.html



A family argeted at their home in Itamar, surviving child hid under the bed while parents are slaughtered – June 2002



Avia Shabo Remembers the Mother and 3 Brothers She Lost – One Family Fund
Shortly after 9pm on June 20, 2002 a terrorist burst into the Shabo family’s home in Itamar and went on a killing spree. The terrorist first shot the mother Rachel in the back, then killed 5-year-old Avishai, 12-year-old Tzvika, and 16-year-old Niria. Avia, who was 13 at the time, was injured in the attack. She told rescue workers that she’d heard her mother cry out in pain, from her hiding place under the bed, and then all was quiet.
http://www.onefamilyfund.org/article.asp?ID=2237


The Shabo Family


(IsraelNN.com) 06:09 Jun-21-02, 11 Tammuz 5762


5 Murdered in Itamar Massacre


The Shabo Family… – Rachel [killed], Avishai [killed], Boaz, Meir, Yariv
Avia [wounded], Tzvika [killed], Asael [wounded], Neria [killed], Atara  Rachel Shabo and three of her children were murdered by terrorists who infiltrated into the Shomron community of Itamar on Thursday night. Also murdered were three of her boys, Nerya, 15, Tzvika, 12, and Avishai, 5, as well as a neighbor Yossi Twyto, who responded to assist in saving the family.
Among the wounded is another child of the family, a 10-year-old boy in serious condition and his sister, 13, with moderate-to-serious chest wounds… Avia, was hiding under her parents’ bed hearing her family getting killed…
http://www.shechem.org/itamar/eshabo.html


Terrorism, 2002-2004: a chronology: Volume 1
 Edward F. Mickolus, Susan L. Simmons – Praeger Security International, 2006 – 834 pages – Page 72
June 20, 2002. Israel. At 9:00 pm, at least two Palestinian gunmen snuck into Itamar, an Israeli settlement, during the night and fired automatic weapons in a street. They then ran into a nearby settler family’s house, taking hostages. One of the gunmen died in a clash with civilian settlement guards and Israeli border police who surrounded the house. Another five people, including Boaz Shabo’s wife Rachel and their three sons ( Neria, 15, Zvi, 12, and Avishai, 5), and a civilian security guard, were killed and another four, including two border policemen, a woman, and a boy…
http://books.google.com/books?id=LMYZAQAAIAAJ&q=itamar
http://books.google.com/books?id=LMYZAQAAIAAJ&q=weapons



Arabs stone two Israeli teenagers to death. The terroists write with the blood on the wall… May 2001



BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Israeli teenagers ‘stoned to death’ bbc.co.uk
May 9, 2001 … The bodies of two |sraeli teens found dead are recovered from a dry river bed … The two youths, both aged 14, had been reported missing on Tuesday … outside the Tekoa Jewish settlement near Bethlehem where they lived. … Police suspect the boys were stoned to death by Palestinian militants, …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1320589.stm


Two Israeli teenagers stoned to death
By Matthew Kalman, USA TODAY TEKOA, … of two teenage boys, one an American, in a cave near a West Bank settlement …
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/mideast/2001-05-09-slainteens.htm


Newsweek: Volume 137, Issues 19-26
 Jean Strouse – (Newsweek, Inc.,) 2001 – Snippet view (Page 40)
They had been stoned and beaten so badly that a dentist had to be called in to identify them.
http://books.google.com/books?id=MikYAQAAIAAJ&q=tekoa
 
Text – Home ֲ« Ohr Somayach
Arabs butcher two boys hiking in a cave near Tekoa and smear their blood on the wall. (One, Kobi, was the son of a colleague and friend here at Yeshivat Ohr …
http://ohr.edu/tw/5761/bamidbar/shlach.tw


Palestinian War Crimes
Especially shocking were the ax-murder of a student (1975) and the brutal murder of Leon Klinghoffer, … Yossi Ish-Ran, 14, and Kobi Mandell, 14, both of Tekoa, were found … [Palestinian courage: stoning teenage boys to death!] …. .
http://www.omdurman.org/warcrime.html



The massacre at the ‘Sbarro’ pizzeria in Jerusalem. A restaurant packed with children – target by Arab “Palestinian” [disguised as a “Western tourist”]. The “proud” Arabs celebrate the massacre by displaying a replica of the restaurant. Convicted Arab aide to the bomber smiled at the verdict as she heard how many children died…







Suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem – 9-Aug- 2001 “I deplore and strongly condemn the terrorist bombing in downtown Jerusalem today…
http://www.israel- mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2000/10/Suicide% 20bombing%20at%20the%20Sbarro%20pizzeria%20in% 20Jerusale

‘The street was covered with blood and bodies: the dead and the …Describing the carnage following a suicide bombing in a Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, which Hamas claimed….
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,5347 48,00.html

The Events of 9th August: The Press Ministry of Foreign Affairs Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem (Includes names and photographs of all …
http://www.kerenmalki.org/Press/Press_Listing.htm

YouTube – Sbarro Pizzeria Bombing
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qJrWtVYofA4

Worst terrorist attacks in Israel, 9 Aug 2001, 15 killed (including 7 children, 1 American, and 1 Brazilian), 130 injured in suicide bombing at Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem …
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/terrisrael worst.html

Nine years after the Sbarro massacre – Jerusalem Post
 
By FRIMET ROTH 
08/09/2010 11:34


We, the bereaved families who feel the pain of terror every day must remind Israelis what ‘releasing prisoners’ for Gilad Schalit entails.
 
It’s been nine years since my daughter Malki was murdered in the suicide bombing of Jerusalem’s Sbarro restaurant and terrorism denial is still rampant.


[…] This campaign could not have galvanized so many – some estimate 200,000 joined its eleven-day march to Jerusalem last month – without the groundwork laid by terrorism denial. Were the faces of the 1,000 innocent Israelis murdered during the second intifada still fresh in Israelis’ minds, warnings about the dangers of a mass prisoner release would not be dismissed as casually and as persistently as they are being now.


The statistics are chilling. According to government numbers, some 45 percent of released terrorists return to terrorism, while the rate of recidivism among Hamas members is 63%. And yet these numbers impact fewer and fewer Israelis.


[…] Ahlam Tamimi is one prisoner that Hamas wants freed. As a woman, she garners much sympathy for their cause. The mere mention of “woman” and “prison” in one sentence is a surefire tearjerker.


But here are the facts. Tamimi is a mega-terrorist. She is responsible for the deaths of fifteen men, women and children, all of them civilians. She transported 10 kg of explosives hidden in a guitar case into west Jerusalem, handed them to her accomplice and escorted him through the city center disguised as a Western tourist. She led him to the target she herself had selected, an eatery filled with families eating lunch. She then warned her “weapon” to wait fifteen minutes before he detonated the bomb – allowing her enough time to escape unharmed.


After her conviction, Tamimi smiled with pleasure upon learning from an interviewer how many children she murdered. She told Ynet: “I am not sorry for what I did. I will get out of prison and I refuse to recognize Israel’s existence… Discussions will only take place after Israel recognizes that this is Islamic land.” She has served only six years out of sixteen consecutive life terms.


[…] Here is “the face of a beautiful Israeli” I would like this country to see today. It’s the face of a fifteen-year-old girl who cared passionately about disabled children and volunteered with them in myriad settings. Who loved and nurtured her own profoundly disabled sister unconditionally. Who studied the flute for years and played classical music on it that brought tears to my eyes. Who kept a diary throughout the last year of her life in which she detailed her activities in school and in her youth movement. Who recorded alongside those anecdotes the names of the victims of every terror attack perpetrated that year. Whose wish for the coming new year, which she did not live to see, was that her family remain close and supportive of one another. It is the face of my daughter, Malki, z”l.
 
On August 9th for the last eight years, I have urged others to remember the Sbarro bombing and its fifteen victims. One of them was Malki. Five others were the members of one family, a mother, father and three of their eight children. Another victim was an only child who was pregnant with what would have been her parents’ first grandchild. One of the “injured,” not even counted among the fifteen dead, is a young mother who has remained in a deep coma since that day.


This year, I beg you not only to remember them but to also to remind another person, someone who may have fallen prey to terrorism denial.


The author is a freelance writer in Jerusalem. She and her husband founded the Malki Foundation (www.kerenmalki.org) in memory of their daughter Malki who was murdered in the Sbarro restaurant massacre in 2001.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=184157


The Malki Foundation | The Sbarro Jerusalem Massacre The unguarded Sbarro restaurant was filled with patrons, most of them children and young mothers – precisely the preferred target of the barbarians of Hamas
http://www.kerenmalki.org/Press/Press_Listing.htm


An Exhibit On Campus Celebrates Grisly Deed – NYTimes.com Sep 26, 2001 … One student, Mohamed Mahamud, 23, said he wondered too if now was the moment for celebrating what happened in the Sbarro. …
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E0DE133AF935A1575AC0A9679C8B63



Arab-Islamic “Palestinians” [disguised as “soldiers”] in a cold blooded shooting spreee of 4 Israelis – go after and murder 5 year old Danielle Shefi, in her bed… April, 2002









A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism – Page 294
 Giulio Meotti – 2010 – 365 pages – Preview
Danielle Shefi, five years old, was one of four victims in an attack at the settlement of Adora, near Hebron, in April 2002. The terrorists shot her while she was playing in her parents’ bedroom together with her two younger brothers.
http://books.google.com/books?id=gqMVfx6dCJkC&pg=PA294


Killed in Her Cradle
New York Post April 28, 2002 — An adorable 5-year-old Israeli girl was slaughtered in her bed yesterday – her mom looking on in horror as her daughter’s blood spilled out across the covers. The girl, Danielle Shefi, was one of four Israelis slain when Palestinian gunmen, disguised as Israeli soldiers, sneaked into a West Bank Jewish settlement and moved house to house spraying people with bullets, as many residents were attending Sabbath services in a temple.


Shefi was killed when three cold-blooded gunmen infiltrated the Adora settlement, just west of Hebron, through a perimeter fence at about 9 a.m. local time.  Danielle’s cop father, Yaakov Shefi, said his wife, Shiri, was cuddling with their daughter and two small sons in an upstairs bedroom when gunmen burst into their home and opened fire.


“Anyone capable of looking a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in the face and then shooting them is not human,” said Yaakov, fighting back tears of sadness and anger. “Shiri saw our daughter breathe her last breath.”


After hearing gunfire in the distance, Shefi said he rushed home from the temple and found two of the gunmen, clad in Israeli army uniforms. “I thought they were soldiers,” he said. “I asked them, ‘What’s happening? Is everything all right?’ They opened fire at me.”  Another gunman shot his way into a nearby home, blowing away Katya Greenberg, 45, in her bed and wounding her husband, Vladimir, and 14-year-old son, Nathan.  The dead also included two men, ages 20 and 50, who were gunned down in the street.


Anat Harari was one of eight people wounded in the attack, the latest Arab massacre since Israel launched the four-week-old military campaign to hunt down Palestinian militants – and just a day before a U.N. fact-finding team is set to arrive in the area.


“I am on the floor, bleeding in a pool of blood,” Anat tearfully recounted.


“The terrorist tried to enter the house . . . He passed from window to window and didn’t stop shooting.”


The ruthless attackers escaped, but one of them was fatally shot in the neighboring Arab village of Taffuh in a massive manhunt launched after the bloodbath.


Israeli officials condemned the Sabbath slaughter – and said it only strengthens their resolve to crush the Palestinians.


“We will show all the world the beds in which innocent people were murdered by the Palestinians on the Sabbath, so the world will know where the massacres are taking place,” said Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel’s defense minister…
http://www.netreach.net/~zoa/newsLinks/shockers/danielle.htm


Jewish spectator: Volume 65
 School of the Jewish Woman (New York, N.Y.) – [Page ccxx]
 Danielle Shefi, five, was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in her bedroom, shot point blank in the head.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=UV0uAQAAIAAJ&dq=shefi
 
MORAL EQUIVALENCY’S END
NewsandOpinion.com | With Yasser Arafat free to leave his compound, the April 28 murder of 5-year-old Danielle Shefi in a bedroom in the West Bank …
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/mVoral.htm


Letter to PM Ariel Sharon by Nadia Matar Jerusalem, May 6, 2002 To …jr.co.il
To make your task easier, I suggest you bring along a picture of little Danielle Shefi HYD. Danielle; 5 years old; was murdered by an Arab terrorist monster…
http://www.jr.co.il/articles/politics/letter2.txt


Danielle Shefi – Tears for Danielle Shefi as Israel Is Criticized …May 1, 2002
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/01/opinion/le-bro-02_2


In Memory of Danielle Shefi
May 7, 2002 … Among the victims was Danielle Shefi, a 5 year old girl who was … Jewish children are being butchered by Arafat’s PLO killers. …
http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000021-print.html


Best Jewish writing
 Arthur Kurzweil – 2003 – 416 pages – [Page 4]
[Elie Wiezel]
Please remember Danielle Shefi, a little girl in Israel. Danielle was five. When the murderers came, she hid under her bed. Palestinian gunmen found and killed her anyway. Think of all the other victims of terror in the Holy Land … on September 11th, Yasser Arafat was busy suppressing footage of his constituents dancing in the streets.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OeRjAAAAMAAJ&dq=shefi



A female jihadi bomber, wearing a hidden suicide belt, enters a restaurant in Haifa frequent with Arabs and Jews. Eats her meal quietly in calm. Pays the bill. Comes back, approaches the table where a Jewish family enjoys lunch and detonates herself on the children. October 2003

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel suicide attack kills 20 bbc.co.uk
Oct 4, 2003 … A woman suicide bomber has killed herself and at least 19 other people at a restaurant in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3164096.stm


(From… Yediot Ahronot)
“Israeli security authorities and police investigators at first refused to believe that the female suicide bomber, Hanadi Jaradat, who murdered 21 people at Maxim restaurant in Haifa on Oct. 4, sat wearing an explosive belt while she ate lunch, looked at those serving her and those seated around her, and decided to murder them in cold blood.  A cash register receipt proves that she got up, paid the bill, then went back inside and exploded.”
http://www.bjf.org/update_archive/2003_10_01_archive.asp


Oran Almog Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah with Friends and OneFamily …… The Almog family, Oran’s family, went out to eat lunch at that restaurant that Saturday. The terrorist, seeing such a big and happy family, moved close to their table and detonated her bomb. Oran’s grandparents, Zevik and Ruti, his father, Mushik, older brother Tomer and cousin Assaf Shtier were killed on the spot. Oran, his mother Orly, his little sister Adi, and his aunt were seriously injured…
http://www.onefamilyfund.org/article.asp?ID=2826


Countering Terrorism: Biological Agents, Transportation Networks …
OCR for page 195
…Maxim Restaurant, Haifa, January 4, 2004: The female bomber did not raise suspicion during her entire presence at the restaurant. She concealed an explosive-laden vest made from white cloth under her clothes. The opening was at the back. The vest had eight pockets arranged around the waist area that held the explosives. The bomber sat as one of the diners, ate her meal, then rose from the table and activated the vest. ISRAEL’S DEFENSE: LESSONS LEARNED Israel’s vast experience in dealing with terrorism has led the country to a proactive position in developing systems to combat the terror. Their proven methods are both physical and psychological, and they involve the general public as well as trained security professionals. Israel has enacted security laws and built fences…
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12490&page=189




Qassam missiles – targeting kindergartens








Kindergarten children targeted by Kassam
Dec 27, 2005 … … Palestinian Authority-controlled Gaza Strip regularly target Israeli schools and other public …
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/801


Rocket lands near Sderot kindergarten; none hurtAug 6, 2007 … A Kassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed in the yard of a Sderot kindergarten on Monday afternoon. …
http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=71086


Near East report: Volume 51 – 2007 – (Page 63)
Earlier this month, a Qassam barely missed a Sderot kindergarten on the second day of school. Twelve children were treated for shock at the hospital. Had the rocket landed just a few meters away, the results could have been devastating. 
http://books.google.com/books?&id=X8MMAQAAMAAJ&dq=sderot+kindergarten


Israel At ‘War to the Bitter End,’ Strikes Key Hamas Sites …Dec 29, 2008 … Hamas missiles hit near Ashdod on Sunday,… ” Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told reporters Monday, while “Hamas is looking for children to kill.”


“Hamas is targeting deliberately kindergartens and schools and citizens and civilians because this is according to their values. Our values are completely different. We are trying to target Hamas, which hides among civilians,” Livni said.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,473448,00.html


Under Fire in Sderot – New York Times
Mar 22, 2008 … More than 7000 Qassam rockets have landed in Sderot since 2001. … of a kindergarten, a week after a rocket landed in her schoolyard. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/opinion/lweb22israel.html


Qassam explodes near kindergarten – Israel News, Ynetnews
Dec 21, 2010 … Miracle south of Ashkelon: A Qassam rocket exploded near a … Some of the children were already in the kindergarten when the rocket…
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4002195,00.html


Israeli teen hurt as Qassam strikes meters from Ashkelon Dec 21, 2010
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-teen-hurt-as-qassam-strikes-meters-from-ashkelon-kindergarten-1.331779



The Itamar massacre, Arab-Muslim “Palestinians” infiltrate the Itamar town in Israel, butcher the Fogel family while asleep, the baby’s throat was slashed. In the aftermath, the Arab Muslim city of Gaza celeberates the crime. March 2011








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Horror in Samaria: Terrorist murders family of 5 / Yair Altman
Terrorist stabs five family members to death in settlement of Itamar early Saturday; three children, including baby girl, among victims. Paramedic describes horrific sight, toys next to pools of blood 
Full story
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4040974,00.html


Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby’s Throat Slashed …Mar 12, 2011 … Report: Initial Probe of Friday night massacre in Itamar shows terrorists stabbed 3-year old in the heart and slashed 3-month old baby’s …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142843


Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchered while sleeping – Israel …Mar 13, 2011 … Names of Itamar attack victims cleared for publication Saturday evening: Udi Fogel, 36, Ruth Fogel, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad,…
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041237,00.html


Family Slaughtered By Palestinians‎ – Fox News (blog)
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/12/family-slaughtered-by-palestinians/



US condemns killing of five Israelis in Itamar attack

By REUTERS
03/12/2011 18:55

White House calls on PA “to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be held accountable.”

WASHINGTON – The United States on Saturday called the stabbing deaths of five Israelis in the West Bank settlement of Itamar a terrorist attack and urged the Palestinian Authority to “unequivocally” condemn the killings.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of five Israelis in a terrorist attack in the northern West Bank, and we offer our condolences to their loved ones and to the Israeli people,” the White House said in a statement.

A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in Itamar on Saturday in what Israeli officials said was an attack by a Palestinian who broke into their home in the early hours.

“There is no possible justification for the killing of parents and children in their home,” The White House said.
“We call on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be held accountable.”
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=211843


International community condemns murder of Israeli family of 5 – WireUpdate
[March 13, 2011]
By BNO News JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) — The international community has strongly condemned an attack in the West Bank on early Saturday morning that left five.
http://wireupdate.com/wires/15815/international-community-condemns-murder-of-israeli-family-of-5/A


UN Chief condemns murder of West Bank Israeli family | VANCOUVERITE
Mar 13, 2011 … UN Chief condemns murder of West Bank Israeli family … late Friday night’s shocking murder of an Israeli family of five, … Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community as well as …
http://www.vancouverite.com/2011/03/13/un-chief-condemns-murder-of-west-bank-israeli-family/


Quartets Condemns Itamar Attack – News Briefs – Israel National News
Quartets Condemns Itamar Attack. Reported: 07:48 AM – Mar/13/11 … the European Union, the Russian Federation and United States, said “attacks on any …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/206003


Report: Itamar massacre was first attack in Iran-funded strategy to ignite Third Intifada …Mar 12, 2011 …
http://israelinsider.net/xn/detail/2018399:BlogPost:66246?xg_source=activity


Five Israelis murdered by Palestinians at Itamar were Gaza evacuees
DEBKAfile Special Report March 12, 2011, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)

The five members of the Israeli family murdered at Itamar on the West Bank, Friday night, March 11, have been identified as Udi Vogel, 38, the father; his wife Ruth Vogel, 35, their sons Yoav, 11 and Elad, 3 and their four-month old daughter Hadas. The three children who survived are Roi, 8, Yishai, 2 and their sister Tamar, aged 12, who found the victims when she arrived home later that night.
The family moved to Itamar after Jewish communities were forcibly evicted from the Gaza Strip in 2007 as part of the Sharon government’s disengagement plan.
The terrorists had broken through the fence guarding the sleeping settlement and entered the Vogel home through an open window without raising an alarm.
Military and police units fanned out to hunt the perpetrators and set up checkpoints. Hamas websites hailed the murder as a “heroic operation,” without taking responsibility.
This attack is the first of its kind in years. Hamas Websites hailed the murder as “heroic,” without taking responsibility.
http://www.debka.com/article/20754/


Massacre of Jewish Babies, Children in Israel Lacks Condemnation As Netanyahu Demands UN Action


By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency


Jerusalem, Israel
March 12, 2011 ….. Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency.


As many in Israel shed a tear, they shake their heads and question: “how can an animal stab a 4-month-old baby to death”?


Most of the world’s nations remain quiet, few condemnations have come forth as Islamic Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah have poured out onto the streets to celebrate the terror attack in West Bank town of Itamar, in which five family members were murdered in their sleep. These “democratic” and “peace loving” nations are quick to grab headlines in criticizing the natural growth of cities and towns in the West Bank – Judea and Samaria – but when it comes to the innocent blood of Jewish children, they are nowhere to be seen.


Arab oil over democracy and basic human rights?


Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this evening: “I would like to express my deep outrage, outrage which is certainly felt by every Israeli over the murder of a young family – father, mother, eleven-year-old boy, four-year-old-boy and four-month-old girl.”


“Three orphaned children have been left in this family. One of the girls saw her parents and siblings stabbed to death. The family was brutally murdered in their sleep on the Sabbath. We embrace and support the orphans and the other members of the family. We embrace and support our brothers who reside in Judea and Samaria. Do not be disheartened. I know that this is a difficult time for us, but the entire nation is with you. Since the disaster, this awful murder, became known I have held discussions with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israel Defense Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, ISA Director Yuval Diskin and other senior security officials. I instructed them to make every effort to find the murderers and not to rest until they have been found and brought to justice.”


Netanyahu added: “I expect the international community to sharply and unequivocally condemn this murder, the murder of children. I have noticed that several countries that always hasten to the UN Security Council in order to condemn Israel, the state of the Jews, for planning a house in some locality, or for laying some tiles somewhere have been dilatory in sharply condemning the murder of Jewish infants. I expect them to issue such condemnations immediately, without balances, without understandings, without justifications. There is no justification and there can be neither excuse nor forgiveness for the murder of children. I expect a similar condemnation, and I demand a similar condemnation, from the Palestinian Authority. I am disappointed by the weak and mumbled statements. This is not how one condemns terrorism. This is not how one fights terrorism. See how Israeli prime ministers, myself among them, have reacted in similar situations, but there has never been anything like this, in which terrorists entered a home and cut children’s throats.”


“This requires sharp and unequivocal condemnation. This requires something else. This requires a halt to the incitement. I demand that the Palestinian Authority stop the incitement that is conducted on a daily basis in their schools, mosques and the media under their control. The time has come to stop this double-talk in which the Palestinian Authority outwardly talks peace, and allows – and sometimes leads – incitement at home. The time has come to stop the incitement and begin educating their people for peace.”


Israel’s Prime Minister concluded: “Despite all the awful pain, I call upon all Israelis to act responsibly, with restraint, and not to take the law into their own hands. When one takes the law into his own hands, there is no law. The IDF and the security forces will carry out their responsibilities; only they. We will not allow terrorism to determine the settlement map. The settlement map will be determined by Government policy, which is in accordance with our national interests, with security first and foremost. Terrorism will not determine the settlement map. We will determine it.”


Udi Fogel, 36, his wife Ruth, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4 and Hadas, 3 months were all stabbed to death.


The funeral for the five members of the Fogel family, murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank town of Itamar on Friday night is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on Sunday.
http://www.israelnewsagency.com/
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Gaza celebrates; Fayyad condemns terror attack


Rafah residents hand out candy following murder of parents, three children in West Bank settlement of Itamar. Palestinian PM denounces act, says “we categorically oppose violence and terror, regardless of victims’, perpetrators’ identity”


Elior Levy Published:  03.12.11, 14:36 / Israel News 


Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.


Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html


Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchrered while sleeping
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-570901?ref=feeds%2Flatest


IMRA – Saturday, March 12, 2011 Itamar terrorism: photos of …imra.org.il
Mar 12, 2011 … murdering children and babies in their sleep, simply because they are. Jewish. https://picasaweb.google.com/picsyesha/Itamar
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=51363





MOTIVE:


Arab Racism & Islamic Bigotry


10, 2007 FrontPageMag

All minorities living within the Arab world are under siege. Tunisian human rights activist Muhammad Bechri has traced this to the “twin fascisms” – his term – that dominate the Arab world, Islamism and pan-Arabism.
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=688A19CA-9922-45EB-A57D-B6E67266E79A


(Re: Jimmy Carter) Sudan and Israel’s suffering of Arab Racism
http://geraldahonigman.com/blog.php?id=P98

Muslim Judeophobia is not as is commonly claimed a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574400532495168894.html

The Case Against Israel’s Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace – Page 158 – Alan M. Dershowitz – (John Wiley and Sons) 2009 [ISBN 0470490055] – 304 pages – Preview
The grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was recognized as the official leader of the Palestinians during this period, was a virulent anti- Semite whose hatred of Jews was both religious and racial.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LBnn7AR5R6YC&pg=PA158

The reconstruction of Palestinian nationalism: between revolution and statehood [New approaches to conflict analysis] – Page 151 – Helena Lindholm Schulz – (Manchester University Press ND) 1999 – 194 pages [ISBN 0719055962] – Preview
The ‘other’ in Islamism

…On the one hand, Hamas displays an ‘almost blind hatred’ and racism against Jews, partly inspired by European antisemitism (Milton-Edwards, 1996: 185). Israel, Jews and Zionism are viewed as one entity. On the other hand, Hamas discusses Israel in a religious perspective and regards Jews as a dhimmi people. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not solely between two peoples, but between believers and non-believers. Ultimately, it was a conflict between ‘right’ and ‘wrong. ‘good’ and ‘evil’.
http://books.google.com/books?id=YRkNAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA151


History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
In the United Nations, on university campuses, and among a growing number of our most prestigious Western newspapers, the historical record has been rewritten so thoroughly that Israel is seen as the worst of the oppressive Western occupiers of the Third World. So successful has this propaganda campaign been that Palestinian spinmeisters and their apologists have effectively declared the Israelis, a people living in the shadow of the Holocaust, to be “Nazis.” How could this happen? How did unacceptable anti-Semitism morph into justifiable anti-Zionism, and odious Jew-hatred turn into a politically correct Israel-hatred? In History Upside Down, David Meir-Levi exposes the ideological DNA of Palestinian nationalism and its ludicrous “alternative” histories, revealing how Nazi fascism gave the Arab world’s amorphous hatred of the Jews an intellectual structure and how Soviet communism masked its genocidal intentions with the mantle of national liberation.
Meir-Levi then explodes the cornerstone myths that the Palestinian movement created–myths that rationalize and celebrate decades of unremitting terror and genocidal ambitions, turning the history of the Middle East upside down and inside out, making the victim the aggressor and the aggressor the victim. History Upside Down is the first wave in a counterattack against this Arab war on history. It rejects the idea that the basic situation in the Middle East has changed since the United Nations first established the Jewish state and the Palestinian state that would have stood alongside it. Sadly, argues Meir-Levi, the issue in the Middle East is today what it has been since the Muslim invasion in the seventh century: the Arabs’ hatred of the Jews.
http://books.google.com/books?id=1pLi3Cy8uQkC&dq

http://www.encounterbooks.com/books/historyupsidedown/


Arab racism must go – There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3478505,00.html

It’s about the bigotry … Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting “martyr” cards with pictures of suicide bombers.”
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=98947

Racism in the Islamic World: How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate?
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_94b.html

What role does bigotry play in the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Al Da’wa (The Mission), a prominent Islamic publication, identifies the status of Israel with the status of the individual Jew. Here, Israel is merely the Jew in macrocosm: “The race is corrupt at the root, full of duplicity, and the Muslims have everything to lose in seeking to deal with them; they must be exterminated.”
Following are some recent statements by senior PA officials, all of which are flagrantly anti-Jewish and several of which incorporate sordid anti-Jewish stereotypes…
– Palestinian representative Nabil Ramlawi at a session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Jerusalem Post, March 17 1997.
The theme of Palestine as the grave of Israel and of the Jews in general is a persistent motif in Arab orientations toward Israel. Here the following claim, made by Dr. Yahya al-Rakhawi in Al-Akhbar, the organ of Egypt’s Liberal Party, on July 19, 1982, is typical:
“When the State of Israel was established and…was recognized by many, in both East and West, one of the reasons for this recognition was the desire of the people in the East and West to get rid of as many as possible of the representatives of that human error known as the Jews. Behind this motive was another, secret purpose: to concentrate them in one place, so that it would be easier to strike at the right moment.”
The Peel Commission Report stated in 1937 [Q: When was Israel established? A: 1948] that the conflict between the Arabs’ and the Jews’ aspirations is “irrepressible” and “irreconcilable” and that it is “difficult to be an Arab patriot and not to hate the Jews.”
The hatred never subsides. It is developed and nurtured every hour, every day through all possible means. It is encouraged in kindergartens, schools and universities where the Arab children and youngsters learn that the Jews are their enemies. It is preached in mosques where the “Zionist entity” is presented as an eternal threat to the Moslem world. It is flourishing in refugee camps where the Jews are known as “the usurpers and barbarians that have expelled the ‘poor’ Palestinian Arabs from their homes.” It is pouring like venom from newspaper pages in every Arab country.
New blood libels are created and the old ones are revived. The Arab world has an enemy–Israel. Anything bad that is happening is blamed on Israel. This is why, after the decision of the German government to reconsider its ties with Iran, due to killings in Germany of members of the Iranian opposition, a demonstration several hundred thousand people strong was staged in Iran under a slogan, “Death to Israel!”
http://www.peacefaq.com/bigotry.html#whatro

Egyptian cleric: The Jews “are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing.” [March 6, 2009 ]

They keep telling us that it isn’t about “stolen land,” and that land concessions and even the creation of a Palestinian state will not end the conflict. And we keep refusing to believe it.


“Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: The Jews Are the Enemies of Muslims Regardless of the Occupation of Palestine,” from MEMRI TV, January 17 (just posted), with thanks to Sr. Soph:


Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 17, 2009.

Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. We will never love them. Absolutely not. The Jews are infidels not because I say so, and not because they are killing Muslims, but because Allah said: “The Jews say that Uzair is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that Christ is the son of Allah. These are the words from their mouths. They imitate the sayings of the disbelievers before. May Allah fight them. How deluded they are.” It is Allah who said that they are infidels.



That’s Qur’an 9:30.


Your belief regarding the Jews should be, first, that they are infidels, and second, that they are enemies. They are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing. Allah said: “You shall find the strongest men in enmity to the disbelievers [sic] to be the Jews and the polytheists.”

Qur’an 5:82.


Third, you must believe that the Jews will never stop fighting and killing us. They [fight] not for the sake of land and security, as they claim, but for the sake of their religion: “And they will not cease fighting you until they turn you back you’re your religion, if they can.”

Qur’an 2:217.


This is it. We must believe that our fighting with the Jews is eternal, and it will not end until the final battle and this is the fourth point. You must believe that we will fight, defeat, and annihilate them, until not a single Jew remains on the face of the Earth.

It is not me who says so. The Prophet said: “Judgment Day will not come until you fight the Jews and kill them. The Jews will hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and tree will call: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him except for the Gharqad tree, which is the tree of the Jews.” I have heard that they are planting many of these trees now. […]



That Hadith can be found at Sahih Muslim 6985.


As for you Jews the curse of Allah upon you. The curse of Allah upon you, whose ancestors were apes and pigs.

That’s Qur’an 2:62-65; 5:59-60; and 7:166.


You Jews have sown hatred in our hearts, and we have bequeathed it to our children and grandchildren. You will not survive as long as a single one of us remains.

[…]


Oh Jews, may the curse of Allah be upon you. Oh Jews… Oh Allah, bring Your wrath, punishment, and torment down upon them. Allah, we pray that you transform them again, and make the Muslims rejoice again in seeing them as apes and pigs. You pigs of the earth! You pigs of the earth! You kill the Muslims with that cold pig [blood] of yours.


And now the learned analysts will turn to one another and repeat once again that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has nothing to do with theology, nothing to do with Islam.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025130.php


Racism and Middle East Politics
… As the Imam said, ‘Israel must be wiped off the map.’ Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera
Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel’s sins.
What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This present conflict is the direct result of Arab racism and Arab intolerance.
As long as middle-eastern Arabs teach their children to hate Jews, there will be no lasting peace.

We who once held a similar disdain for black people should understand better than most what sort of challenges the Middle East faces. Generations have been taught hatred. Generations have been taught that Jews are not human beings. Generations have been taught that every piece of bad fortune has Jewish conspirators at its heart.
That sort of irrational racism can’t be eliminated by UN resolutions. It can only be reversed by sane and tolerant Arabs who are willing to speak out against their brothers.
And they better speak out soon…
I doubt that peace in the Middle East is possible. I doubt that an entire generation of Arabs will come to repent of their anti-Semitic hatred. Jews make useful whipping boys for the powerful but incompetent Arab leaders who can’t make the trains run on time, or provide decent lives for their citizens.
Until Hezbollah and Iran and Syria agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Jews have a right to live in peace, Israel needs the protection of the West against the Hitlerian plans of the powers that surround it. The West, which has learned a few hard lessons about the evils of racism, needs to come to Israel’s defense.
http://www.anotherthink.com/contents/beyond_the_shire/20060726_racism_and_middle_east_politics.html


Israelism defines its borders, respectful of alternative cultures. Arabism is rogue and misinformed, it believes that all cultures must adopt its ideologies.
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/06/obama-the- self.html


Iraqi Author ‘Aref ‘Alwan: The Jews Have an Historic Right to Palestine…
‘Alwan writes that the Arab League is to blame for the refusal to recognize the 1947 U.N. partition plan, for starting a war to prevent its implementation, and for the results of that war, which the Arabs call the Nakba (disaster).
He points an accusing finger at the Arab regimes, the Arab League, and the educated circles in the Arab world, saying that they had all used the term “nakba” to direct popular consciousness toward a cultural tradition that neither accepts the other side nor recognizes its rights – thereby promoting bigotry, violence and extremism. He also claims that there have been attempts to rewrite Palestinian history, in order to deny any connection between it and the Jewish people…
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP189708

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict The Middle East conflict is clearly not about the occupation of the West Bank … The root cause of the conflict is, and always has been, Muslim bigotry.
http://markhumphrys.com/israel.conflict.html

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World eagerly awaits for S. Sudan to separate from ‘Arab Islamic Racist Apartheid’ in the north

January 11, 2011

World eagerly awaits for S. Sudan to separate from ‘Arab Islamic Racist Apartheid’ in the north



Sudan’s Referendum: Will Africa’s Largest Country Split in Two?‎
The Women’s International Perspective – Reem Abbas – (Jan. 2011)
His vision was for a “New Sudan” – formulated along the lines of post-apartheid South Africa.
http://thewip.net/contributors/2011/01/sudans_referendum_will_africas.html


Battle for peace in Sudan: an analysis of the Abuja conferences, 1992-1993 – Page 33
Steven Wöndu, Ann Mosely Lesch – 2000 – 247 pages
‘Racial and religious apartheid … [is the central problem] in the Sudan’ [1:19 Nhial Deng] and ‘racial and religious … [3:43-44 Deng Alor] The North looked to the Arab-Islamic world whereas the South reacted by turning towards black …
http://books.google.com/books?id=SynjyYRvm4YC&pg=PA33


Burden of Nationality: memoirs of an African aidworker/journalist, 1970s-1990s – Page 65 – Jacob J. Akol – 2006 – 288 pages
The current population of the Sudan is estimated at close to 30 million, of which one third is in Southern Sudan, … there is no more apartheid in Africa, while in reality the Islamic Fundamentalism in Sudan is worse than apartheid. …
http://books.google.com/books?id=EhAarggJTjIC&pg=PA65

Sanction Sudan like apartheid South Africa, Tutu says | Reuters 5 Jun 2007 … BRUSSELS, June 5 (Reuters) – The international community should press Sudan to end the conflict in Darfur with the same kinds of sanctions …

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKL05206033._CH_.242020070605

Uganda/Sudan: The slow, violent death of apartheid in Sudan …19 Sep 2006 … By the time you read this article, the fate of the long-suffering people of Darfur will most likely have been decided at an emergency …

http://www.afrika.no/Detailed/12818.html

[PDF] South Sudan, an introduction
By Chinweizu
A presentation to the Nigeria-South Sudan Friendship Association (NISSFA), in Lagos, 26 MAR 2008


Sudan is the microcosm of Black Africa’s unacknowledged Arab problem, a problem of racism, colonialism, enslavement and an Arab agenda of cultural, political and territorial expansion at the expense of Black Africa. It would take a fat book to adequately explain these matters; however, the brief answers to the 11 questions below attempt to throw preliminary light on the situation of the Afro-Sudanese.


Q1: What is the basic problem in Sudan?
In Sudan, Black Africans (The Afro-Sudanese in South Sudan, Darfur, Nubia, etc) are fighting against an Arab settler minority regime, ruling from Khartoum. They are fighting against a racist, Arab supremacist rule that is worse, much worse, than Apartheid. The Sudan situation has many of the features of Apartheid and, to make things worse, the raiding of black African villages by Arabs who sell black captives into slavery in Northern Sudan and other parts of the Arab world, is still going on there today in the 21st century. Slave raiding was not even part of the loathsome evils of Apartheid.
The South Sudanese, after a 50years war of liberation (1955-2005)—the longest war in Africa– finally got Khartoum to sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, CPA, in 2005. The CPA has the backing of the International Community. It grants the South Sudanese limited autonomy through the Government of South Sudan, and provides for a Self-Determination referendum in 2011. The referendum will give the people of South Sudan the chance to decide whether South Sudan will remain within Sudan or secede and become independent.
In a replay of how Khartoum unilaterally abrogated the 1972 Addis Ababa peace accord that ended the Anya-Anya phase of the Afro-Arab race war in Sudan, [an accord that, like the CPA, also granted regional autonomy to South Sudan], Khartoum is determined to kill the CPA, and is maneuvering to resume war on South Sudan and prevent the referendum.
http://www.houseofknowledge.org.uk/new/doc/6_South_Sudan_and_the_problem_of_Arab_racism_in_Black_Africa.pdf


[PDF] Is Sudan not an Apartheid State?


QUESTION TIME PATRICK VAN RENSBURG


Non-interference was used by South Africa’s Apartheid regime to counter UN … Have the military rulers not sought to make Sudan an. Arab and Islamic state? …
http://www.rightlivelihood.org/fileadmin/Files/PDF/Literature_Recipients/van_Rensburg/van_Rensburg_-_Sudan.pdf


The Apartheid Propaganda 28 Aug 2004 … Beyond exposing the absurdity of the charges against Israel, it is time to put Arab and Islamic racism – as shown in Sudan and elsewhere …
http://www.aish.com/jw/me/48909392.html


Video: A ‘lost boy’ of Sudan returns to rebuild his homeland


January 7, 2011


On Sunday, the people of Southern Sudan will begin voting on whether to remain part of a unified Sudan or become an independent state. Sudan, Africa’s largest nation, is an oil-rich country run by Islamist Arabs. What happens there matters to all of us for strategic and humanitarian reasons. Here’s what you need to know:


For generations, southern Sudan has been dominated by the Islamist-run government in Khartoum, which has sought to impose Sharia law on the south’s Christians and animists.


Religion is one of the main causes of two bloody civil wars that have killed two million southern Sudanese. Another point of contention: control of Sudan’s oil reserves that lie mostly in the south and along the border with the north. If, as expected, the south votes to secede, many fear another wave of violence, despite assurances from Sudan’s president, Omar al Bashir, that he will accept the results of the election: “If the south secedes, we will welcome it.”


But can Bashir be trusted? He has been indicted as a war criminal for his brutal military campaign against rebels and civilians in Darfur. That fighting, which began in 2003, has left 300,000 dead. Need to Know sent producer George Lerner to southern Sudan to report on one former refugee’s efforts to help rebuild his homeland in anticipation of a vote for independence.


The Winston Foundation, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/video-a-lost-boy-of-sudan-returns-to-rebuild-his-homeland/6249/

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JIHAD IN SPORTS – INCLUDING PLOTTING TO MASSACRE THOUSANDS OF THE INNOCENT IN SPORTS FIELDS

June 18, 2010

JIHAD IN SPORTS – INCLUDING PLOTTING TO MASSACRE THOUSANDS OF THE INNOCENT ON SPORTS FIELDS



1972 MUNICH OLYMPICS MASSACRE 1972

5 September, 1972
Palestinian gunmen kill Israeli athletes
In the early 1970s the PLO is widely condemned for a series of hijackings bombings and killings most notably the kidnapping and killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Arafats involvement in these events is unclear he refused to discuss such attacks though he denounced terrorism as a tactic.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4004859.stm

OLYMPIC TEAM MURDER

Who murdered the athletes of the Israeli 1972 Olympic Team in Munich?
Black September Terrorist

What happened?

At 4:30AM on September 5, 1972, five Arab terrorists wearing track suits climbed the six and 1/2 foot fence surrounding the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany. Once inside, they were met by three others who had gained entrance with credentials. Within 24 hours, 11 Israelis, five terrorists, and a German policeman were dead.

Just before 5:00AM, the terrorists knocked on the door of Israeli wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg who opened the door, realized immediately something was wrong and shouted a warning. Weinberg and weightlifter Joseph Romano attempted to block the door while their members escaped, but they were killed by the terrorists. The Arabs then rounded up nine Israelis to hold as hostages.

At 9:30AM, the terrorists announced that they were Palestinian Arabs, and demanded that Israel release 234 Arab prisoners in Israeli jails and Germany release two German terrorist leaders imprisoned in Frankfurt. They also demanded their own safe passage out of Germany. After hours of negotiations, a deal was struck with German authorities and a trip to the NATO air base at Firstenfeldbruck, by bus and then two helicopters was arranged, in order to board a plane for Cairo. German sharpshooters were standing by with orders to simultaneously kill all the terrorists without harming the hostages.

The rescue plan failed and a bloody firefight between the Germans and Palestinians followed, ending at 3:00AM when the Palestinians set off a grenade in one helicopter, killing all aboard, and terrorists in the second helicopter shot to death the remaining, blindfolded Israeli hostages. Three of the Palestinian Arabs terrorists were captured alive and held in Germany.

On October 29, a Lufthansa jet was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists who demanded that the Munich killers be released. The Germans capitulated and the imprisoned terrorists were freed.
Who were the Munich terrorists?

The Munich operation was ordered by Yasser Arafat and carried out by Fatah, Arafat’s faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

The Fatah terrorists called themselves Black September in order to safeguard Fatah’s international image and the PLO’s political interests. Although Salah Khalaf (aka Abu Iyad) officially headed the organization, Black September refrained from publishing official statements, and its leaders kept their identity hidden. Abu Iyad’s book, Stateless, explains that Black September was closely tied to Fatah…

The mastermind of the massacre, Abu Daoud, admitted his role in his autobiography, Memoirs of a Palestinian Terrorist, published in 1999. Although this was said to be the first public acknowledgment that the PLO was behind Munich, Daoud himself essentially admitted this when under interrogation by Jordanian police in 1972.

http://palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_munich.php



2004 MANCHESTER-UNITED STADIUM ATTACK PLOT

Capacity = 75,212 seats.



Man U suicide bomb plot

Terror target … Old Trafford, and inset, ticket for match

Published: 20 Apr 2004

By PHILIP CARDY
and ANDY RUSSELL

A SUICIDE bomb plot to kill thousands of soccer fans at Saturday’s Manchester United-Liverpool match was dramatically foiled yesterday.

Armed cops seized ten terror suspects in dawn raids.

Intelligence chiefs believe al-Qaeda fanatics planned to blow themselves up amid 67,000 unsuspecting supporters. A source said: “The target was Old Trafford.”

The Islamic fanatics planned to sit all around the ground to cause maximum carnage.

They had already bought the tickets for various positions in the stadium, cops revealed last night.

But armed cops foiled the horrific plot – which could have killed thousands watching Manchester United’s home game against Liverpool on Saturday – in a series of dawn raids yesterday.

Ten people were arrested after a massive surveillance operation involving British anti-terror units and American authorities.

A police source said: “The plot involved several individual bombers in separate parts of the stadium.

“If successful, any such attack would have caused absolute carnage. Thousands of people could have been killed.”

The planned attack would have had an instant global impact as the game is being televised worldwide.

More than 400 police swooped yesterday after a “major terrorist figure” under surveillance moved to Manchester. Police and intelligence organisations believe he came to direct the massacre, which would have been the first al-Qaeda-style outrage in Britain.

Nine men and one woman were arrested — all Iraqi Kurds or from North Africa.

Special Branch and the security services had been monitoring their movements and eavesdropping on mobile phone calls for months.

The operation also involved the US National Security Agency and GCHQ, the Government’s intelligence listening post.

Seven of the suspects were held in Manchester and one each in South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

It is believed all have links to extremist Islamic organisations. They were being quizzed at separate police stations around North West England last night.

But it was unclear whether any explosives or weapons had been recovered.

Bombers planning the Old Trafford massacre would have run the risk of being searched going into the ground before the 3pm kick-off.

Manchester United said away fans and those sitting in the higher tiers were frisked.

The identities and details of the suspects remained top secret last night — even to many of those involved in the operation.

One of the raids was at a flat above Dolphins takeaway in Upper Brook Street, near Manchester University. The area has a large ethnic community with many properties converted into bedsits.

Irfaan Arif, who lives in a nearby flat, said: “I was woken at 4am, looked out of the window and saw a lot of armed police. There was loads of banging and shouting.”

The three-storey Dolphins building was cordoned off along with next-door properties housing AK Computers and Funky Fones.

Forensic experts in protective clothing moved in after the initial search teams.

A police spokesman confirmed: “A number of search warrants were executed under the Terrorism Act 2000. Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism.

“We appreciate the public interest in this but are unable to provide more specific details at this stage.”

Greater Manchester’s Assistant Chief Constable Dave Whatton said: “It was an anti-terrorism operation that has been going on for some time and it will continue in the future.

“This is the first action that the public have become aware of as it is overt. It is set against the background of an increased threat level across the country.

“The addresses raided will continue to be searched for some time. It is a complex inquiry.”

And he appealed: “Because of the national heightened threat levels we would still ask people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police.”

Sheikh Mohammed bal Qadri, deputy director of a mosque in Upper Brook Street, said he did not believe any of his members were among those being held.

He added: “Since September 11 we have been very vigilant, as mosques should be.

“If I see a person who is new, I ask him why he is here and what he is doing and ask these kind of questions.

“We are against these evil acts. In the religion of Islam we have tolerance.” The raids follow revelations last week that police in Manchester had raised their terror alert level.

More than 50 officers were moved from regular duties to work on a task force committed to combating terrorism.

Police have also conducted detailed surveys of land around Manchester Airport to identify sites which could be used to launch missiles attacks on aircraft.

Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd said yesterday: “Clearly this is one of the most difficult levels of policing. But when police get the information to act successfully the whole of the British public will applaud their actions.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article87151.ece


2004 BLOOMFIELD STADIUM ATTACK PLOT

Capacity = 15,700.

Sep. 21, 2004 22:12 | Updated Sep. 21, 2004 23:51
Underwear bomber planned to attack soccer stadium
By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH

The would be suicide bomber caught at the Erez crossing on August 31 wearing an explosive belt sewn into his underpants planned to blow up at the Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa during a football match three days later.

In an interview on Channel 10, Mohammed al Razak said he had been approached by Hamas terrorists in Gaza who asked him to carry out the attack and had received two payments of $200 but said he was not a member of the Hamas.

Razak – who lived for over thirty years in Jaffa and worked in Bat Yam, a Jaffa bakery and the central bus station in Tel Aviv – said that he was glad he had been caught, as he doubted he could have detonated the bomb when the time came.

He refused to divulge the reason why he agreed to go ahead with the plan but cited family reasons.

He said that he had walked two or three meters past the checkpoint at Erez when a female soldier called out to him to stop.

Undergoing an inspection he told the soldiers he was wearing explosives when they questioned the bulky pants.

http://web.archive.org/web/20041013103048/http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1095743615195

http://www.command-post.org/gwot/2_archives/2004_09.html

http://spme.net/cgi-bin/facultyforum.cgi?ID=19272

Underwear bomber planned to attack soccer stadium. – PTI – The …Jerusalem, Sept 22 (PTI) A suicide bomber caught wearing an explosive belt sewn into his underpants last month planned to blow up at the Bloomfield Stadium …
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-122387173.html



2009 MCG STADIUM ATTACK PLOT


MUSLIM CLERIC PLOTS TO BLOW UP THE MCG STADIUM (MELBOURN, AUSTRALIA, 2005)

The 2008 AFL Grand Final, played between Geelong and Hawthorn attracted a crowd of 100,012



Terror cell, Abdul Nacer Benbrika sentences due

February 03, 2009

THE leader of a home-grown terror cell that wanted to blow up the MCG has been jailed along with his followers.

Homegrown terror cell leader Abdul Nacer Benbrika has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years under Commonwealth legislation, with a maximum of 15 years, and Aimen has received seven-and-a-half years.

The five other men found guilty on terrorist charges last year received a range of minimum sentences.

The criminality of the terrorist cell would have been greater had a witness been more believable, a judge said before the sentences were handed down.

Justice Bernard Bongiorno told a packed Victorian Supreme Court that the seven men considered violent jihad an integral part of their religious obligations, often referring to themselves as mujahidin and talked about destroying buildings and killing infidels.

The group’s aim was to pressure the Australian government to withdraw troops from Iraq, he said.

Their trial heard the men had planned terrorist acts in Melbourne, including blowing up the MCG on grand final day and the Crown Casino.

Justice Bongiorno said evidence of a plot to blow up the MCG would not be taken into account because the man who gave it could not be believed.

He said Izzydeen Atik – who pleaded guilty to his terrorism-related charges – was a liar and a fraudster of significant accomplishment.

“It is unlikely the jury accepted him as a witness of truth and indeed the court will not,” Justice Bongiorno said.

“Had Atik’s evidence on the proposed targets been accepted, their criminality would have been significantly greater.

“It is not to say that their criminality is to be regarded as trivial.”

“The group may have indeed only have been an embryonic terrorist organisation … but the organisation fostered and encouraged its members to engage in violent jihad and to perform a terrorist act.”

He said terrorist acts in modern times were carried out by unskilled fanatics like Benbrika.
Justice Bongiorno said Benbrika, a father of seven, had not renounced his beliefs.

“All the evidence points to the conclusion that he maintains his position with respect to violent jihad,” he said.

Justice Bongiorno said there was a need to protect society from criminals such as Benbrika.
The court heard Benbrika, a former aircraft engineer, migrated to Australia from Algeria in 1989.

Also jailed were Benbrika’s followers: Aimen, 24, seven-and-a-half years; Fadl Sayadi, 28, six years; Ezzit Raad, 26, five-years-and-nine-months; Ahmed, 24, seven-and-a-half-years; Abdulla Merhi, 23, four-and-a-half years, and Amer Haddara, 29, four-and-a-half. (All sentences listed are the non-parole periods.)

He said terrorism was defined in legislation as the use of violence or the threat of violence to advance a political or ideological cause.

Justice Bongiorno said Benbrika was an admirer of Osama bin Laden, and possessed CDs showing unspeakable acts of cruelty against innocent victims by Muslim extremists.

He said Benbrika called non-Muslims the “Kuffar”, a derogatory term.

Justice Bongiorno said an undercover operative, known as SIO39, went with Benbrika to a bush location, where a test explosion was carried out.

The fact that Benbrika showed nonchalance over the explosion and failed to take up an offer from SIO39 to procure explosives could have been a result of his knowledge he was probably under surveillance by authorities.

“Benbrika was cautious with SIO 39, this was in complete contrast to his dealings with members of his own group,” Justice Bongiorno said.

The judge said in secretly recorded conversations Benbrika told another member of the group he wanted “to do something big”.

According to Atik, who the judge said was a liar and social security cheat, targets were to include the Grand Final and possibly the Melbourne Grand Prix and the NAB cup. Justice Bongiorno said he was satisfied that much of the information provided by Atik about targets was false and self-serving and would not be used against members of the group.

The seven were members of a terrorist organisation which was encouraging and taking some steps to carry out an act but they had not obtained or chosen targets.

It did however, Justice Bongiorno said, gather Jihadi material and use material such as videos of beheadings to desensitise its members to the use of violence.

“Had knowledge of these targets been proved their criminality would be consequencially greater,” the judge said.

But the absence of a target did not mean they should not face punishment.

Justice Bongiorno said the home-grown group saw themselves as brothers, bound together in the cause of violent jihad, and called themselves the Mujahidin.

“They saw violent jihad as an integral part of their religious commitment,” Justice Bongiorno said.

In his Supreme Court sentence the judge said the group’s spiritual leader, Abdul Nacer Benbrika, was a former Algerian aircraft engineer who came to Australia in 1989 because he felt there were problems in following his hardline religious views in his own country.

Benbrika saw Australia as a land at war, and the judge said he was seen in the Muslim community as a learned man, but also as holding harsh religious views.

Benbrika was often in conflict with other Muslim organisations in Melbourne and was excluded from the Preston mosque.

The other members of the group came into contact with Benbrika, Justice Bongiorno said, through religious classes that were relatively benign.

The judge said the men were involved in a terrorist organisation between July 2004 and November 2008 when they were arrested in simultaneous raids across Melbourne.

The judge said the Criminal Code Act had covered a number of terrorism related offences.

The law was designed to deter terrorism and the use of violence to further political or religious aims and said other courts had found crimes of terrorism deserved punishment.

Benbrika, a father of seven, may have been less than expert as a terrorist but that did not matter, the judge said.

He had enormous influence over his young followers and sought to instill a hatred of non Muslims, and Muslims who did not believe in his extremist views.

The judge said Benbrika’s lawyer argued that his client showed little ability to direct anything and was not a leader in any real sense.

But the judge said the group may have been embryonic and Benbrika’s leadership less than it would have been a trained solider or trained terrorist but that mattered little.

It was the existence of the group and its aims and Benbrika’s encouragement for its members to take part in terrorist acts that formed the offences of which he had been convicted.

Justice Bongiorno said ineptitude did not excuse Benbrika’s actions and overseas experience of terrorism showed that terrorists were often not highly skilled or able to carry out highly effective operations.

Rather, said the judge often the principal attribute of terrorists was being a fanatic.

Justice Bongiorno said a psychiatrist had said in a report to the court that Benbrika was a fanatic who was still a believer in violent jihad and had said his group should adhere to their views, even in jail.

The most serious charge against Benbrika was directing a terrorist organisation, the judge said.

But it would be hard to direct an organisation without being a member of it and the sentences on these two charges should be concurrent. The court must impose a sentence that is just, Justice Bongiorno said, but took into account the need to deter others from engaging in similar conduct. .

The trial commenced in early February and the verdicts were handed down in September.

The judge said being a member of terrorist organisation carried the maximum penalty of 10 years and most of the other charges carried a maximum of 25 years.

“All of the evidence points to the conclusion that he (Benbrika) maintains his position with respect to violent jihad,” the judge said.

Aimen was described as a devout Muslim and his criminality as being part of a terrorist organisation was the same as Benbrika’s or slightly less.

According to the Crown, the judge said, Benbrika saw Aimen as his “heir apparent’ and if the Sheik went to jail Benbrika said he should “keep things going”

Aimen undoubtedly took a leadership role and was instrumental in raising money for the group from rebirthing stolen cars.

But the judge said he could not find beyond reasonable doubt that the proceeds from the stolen car racket would have been used to buy weapons.

However the money in the group’s “sandooq” was to be used to further its terrorist aims.

“There is no evidence before the court he has abandoned violent jihad,” the judge said.

According to reports before the court he was still a committed terrorist and this had to be taken into account when considering protection of the public and the prospects of rehabilitation.

Sayadi, according to his counsel, played a lesser role than others, but Justice Bongiorno said the evidence showed he played a number of roles in the group.

The judge said Sayadi provided materials to the group including materials praising the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in new York. He also acted in a security role.

A consultant forensic psychologist said Sayadi did not accept he had been a member of a terrorist organisation and was suffering from depression.

He continued to protest his innocence but there was no evidence he had changed his jihadi views.
Abdullah Merhi, was one of 10 children of Lebanese immigrants and was a father of one. He played fotball for the Fitzroy Lions.

His wife gave a testimonial to the court which spoke of his qualities as a husband and a father, the judge said.

In letters to prison authorites Merhi said he was opposed to violence and opposed to the killing of innocent people, but the judge said they were self-serving and little weight could be given to them.

They did not show his state of mind at the time he committed the offences, and it was an element of the crime that the member of a terrorist organisation knows its aims.

Justice Bongiorno rejected a defence contention Merhi had rejected extremist views and moved away from Benbrika’s adherence to violent jihad.

Their marathon six-month trial heard that potential targets included the 2005 AFL Grand Final at the MCG, railways stations and other public places where they knew large numbers of innocent people would gather.

Four other men who faced trial were acquitted and one faces a retrial.

In a secretly recorded conversation between the group’s spiritual leader Benbrika and one of his followers, Abdullah Merhi, Benbrika said they were not talking about “one or two or three” deaths.

Merhi asked Benbrika “like Spain?”

Prosecutor Richard Maidment SC told the jury this was a reference to the terrorist attacks on Spanish trains in 2004 where 191 people were killed and 2000 were injured.

In another conversation Merhi asked Benbrika if killing their innocent victims would be pleasing to Allah.

“You are pleasing the Almighty,” Benbrika replied.

Benbrika gave them permission to kill women, children and the elderly in pursuit of violent jihad.

In the tape played to the court Merhi said:”If John Howard kills innocents… Muslim families… do we have to kill him?”.

Mr Benbrika says that he can only tell him what Allah says.

The sentences handed down were:

Abdul Nacer Benbrika, 48, of Dallas:

Guilty of intentionally being a member of a terrorist organisation, knowing that it was a terrorist organisation

Guilty of intentionally directing the activities of a terrorist organisation, knowing that it was a terrorist organization.

Guilty of possessing a CD connected with the preparation of a terrorist act.

…Aimen 23, of Hoppers Crossin… Fadl Sayadi 28, of Cobur… Ezzit Raad 26, of Preston… Ahmad 25, of Fawkner… Abdullah Merhi, 23, of Fawkner… Amer Haddara, 29, of Yarraville…

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/inept-fanatic-benbrika-jailed/story-e6frf7kx-1111118740860

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/terrorist-leader-sentenced-to-15-years/story-e6freol3-1111118741006

BETRAYED BY THEIR OWN March 2003: Australia commits troops to fight beside the US and Britain in the ground invasion of Iraq. Militant Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika believes this makes Australia a land of war and a fair target for a home-grown terrorist attack. July 2004: After a tip-off from within the Melbourne Muslim community, ASIO and Victorian and federal police establish Operation Pendennis to investigate Benbrika and his followers. Extensive electronic and physical surveillance of Benbrika and followers eventually collects 16,400 hours of recordings from bugs and 98,000 telephone intercepts. July 2005: Police raid a number of homes of some group members who had been stealing cars to fund their terrorist plans. Their trial is later told the raids disrupted plans to mount an attack on the AFL Grand Final at the MCG two months later.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/terror-lurking-within/story-e6frg6of-1111118757511



OLYMPICS TERROR PLOTS – 2008

Beijing Olympics: Terror bombing was ‘Muslim jihad’
http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16212

Islamist group threatens attacks at China Olympics

Reuters – [August 7, 2008]
1, the speaker “describes the barbarism exhibited by China towards Muslims and East Turkistan, justifying the jihad that is declared against the..

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL7313886

Islamist bombers target Olympics; Declare Olympic Jihad
by PEP | July 27, 2008 at 02:16 am | 107 views | 2 comments
As though the Olympics weren’t already in enough trouble, now a militant Islamic group has declared jihad against the games.

A MILITANT Islamic group has threatened to attack the Beijing Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons and has claimed responsibility for a string of fatal bombings and explosions in China over recent weeks.

In a video released by IntelCenter, a terrorism monitoring group, a bearded man identified as Commander Seyfullah is seen reading a declaration of jihad against the Olympics and warns athletes and spectators, especially Muslims, to stay away.
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/islamist-bombers-target-olympics-declare-olympic-jihad

Jihad Olympic Games – Terroristic attack kills sixteen policemen …
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/jihad-olympic-games-terroristic-attack-kills-sixteen-policemen-china

Chinese separatists’ Olympics threat ‘credible’: US analyst
AFP – Jul 26, 2008
“Our aim is to target the most critical points related to the Olympics. We will try to attack Chinese central cities severely using the tactics that have …
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gs7lUkxBUCG_S2sfv-rSUJibzLtg

Terrorism: Jihadist website to post video on deadly Xinjiang attacks Adnkronos International English

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.2399842685

Muslim group releases anti-Olympic video

Updated Fri Aug 8, 2008 5:02am AEST

A Muslim separatist group in China has made a new video threat against the Beijing Olympics, warning Muslims to keep their children away from the Games.

The US-based IntelCentre, which monitors extremist groups, says the six-minute video shows flames consuming a Beijing Olympics logo and an explosion over a venue for the competition.

It also features a masked, turbanned speaker carrying what appears to be an assault rifle.

IntelCentre says the video’s been attributed to the Turkistan Islamic Party, an ethnic Uighur and Muslim organisation seeking an independent homeland in Xinjiang province.

The group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bus bombing in Shanghai three months ago, and has warned of more attacks during the Olympics.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200808/s2328147.htm?tab=latest

Chinese Islamists threaten Olympics: US group
AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) A Muslim separatist group in China has made a new video threat against the Beijing Olympics, warning Muslims to keep their children away …

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gmPh7tN6PgStcVH6OTMuo4zfiyjg

8 dead in violence in China’s west, far from Olympics
By WILLIAM FOREMAN , Associated Press

Last update: August 10, 2008 – 3:35 AM

KUQA, China – Assailants using homemade bombs launched a series of attacks and engaged police in a deadly battle Sunday in a western Chinese city far from the Beijing Olympics, state media said. At least seven attackers and one security guard were killed.

The pre-dawn violence in the restive Muslim region of Xinjiang came despite tightened security following a deadly attack there a week ago and threats by an al-Qaida-linked militant Islamic group to disrupt the games. …

http://www.startribune.com/world/26473749.html


Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem

2008 PLOT TO ATTACK ‘TEDDY STADIUM’

Capacity = 21,600

Published 12:57 02.01.11

Latest update 12:57 02.01.11

Two East Jerusalem residents arrested over Hamas plot to fire rockets into Israeli soccer game


Mussa Hamada and Basem Omri, both Israeli citizens, were arrested for allegedly collecting weapons and scouting for launching spots around Jerusalem’s Teddy stadium.

By Anshel Pfeffer



The Shin Bet security service has arrested two Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem suspected of plotting to fire rockets at a major sports stadium in the capital on behalf of Hamas, a gag order lifted Sunday revealed.



Mussa Hamada and Basem Omri, both Israeli citizens, were allegedly planning to carry out the attack on Teddy Stadium during a Premier League soccer game, but the plot never came into fruition.



Both suspects have allegedly been affiliated with terrorist activities organized by Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood for a number of years. Their involvement in planning terror attacks began after Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip two years ago, according to the Shin Bet.



The two had apparently been scoping out the hills around Teddy Stadium to find a spot from which to launch the rocket and had been gathering information about security in the area, said the Shin Bet.



The Shin Bet said that the suspects had already collected a number of pistols and were working up to a cache of additional weapons and explosive materials to create the rocket device.



The security service arrested at least three Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem also suspected of taking part in the sale and purchase of these weapons.



Hamada apparently met with other Islamist activists a number of times over the last few years in Saudi Arabia, the investigation revealed, where he acquired money and the pistols for his terror activities.



The Jerusalem District Court indicted both Hamada and Omri on charges including membership in a terrorist network, illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy to commit a crime.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/two-east-jerusalem-residents-arrested-over-hamas-plot-to-fire-rockets-into-israeli-soccer-game-1.334775


Arabs held for ‘plotting Jerusalem stadium attack’
(AFP) – [Jan. 2, 2011]


JERUSALEM — Israeli police and agents of the Shin Bet security service have arrested five Arab men suspected of involvement in a plot to fire a rocket into a Jerusalem football stadium, the agency said on Sunday.


A Shin Bet statement said that two of the men, Mussa Hamada and Bassem Omari, had for several years been active in the militant Islamic movement Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jerusalem.


It said they received support from the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia.


The two were formally charged on Sunday with “membership in and support for a terrorist organisation, firearms offences and conspiracy to commit a crime,” the statement said.


Three other men have already been charged with trafficking in weapons, it added.


The Shin Bet said Omari, a resident of the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa, is an Israeli citizen.


Hamada and the three accomplices were described as residents of east Jerusalem, a term used to describe Palestinians authorised to live in Jerusalem but who do not have Israeli citizenship.


The statement released Sunday was the first news of the arrests, which the agency said were made in November.


It said the suspects began plotting an attack after Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 “Operation Cast Lead” offensive in Gaza, and had planned to target the 21,000-capacity Teddy Stadium during a football match.


“From their Shin Bet interrogation it transpires that after Operation Cast Lead the two began to plan a terror operation in Jerusalem, as part of which they examined the possibility of firing a missile at Teddy Stadium while a game was in progress,” the statement said.


“The two went to a ridge overlooking the stadium in order to select the best place for an attack and carried out reconnaissance of the area, although the planning was not translated into action,” it added.


The statement said the men had bought several pistols and were trying to acquire a rifle and explosives.


It said that during the past two years Hamada made several visits to Saudi Arabia, where he met a local member of the Muslim Brotherhood.


“During one of the meetings, the Saudi representative gave Mussa Hamada money for the purchase of weapons and asked in return that he gather information on Jerusalem,” the statement said.


More than 270,000 Arabs live in east Jerusalem…


Very few of them hold Israeli citizenship although Palestinian residents of the city enjoy special status which allows them free movement throughout Israel, unlike their brethren in the West Bank.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iZ0wwX97guzsewYOIH3nm99t5X5A?docId=CNG.d0742101cf6091a508d93992474e7181.981


5 charged in plot to bomb Israeli stadiumBy the CNN Wire Staff


January 2, 2011 4:39 p.m. EST


Jerusalem (CNN) — Five members of Hamas were charged Sunday with planning to fire a rocket into a Jerusalem stadium during a soccer game, Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.


The five were arrested in November, Rosenfeld said.


According to a statement from Israel’s security service, the Shin Bet, the two main suspects were identified as Mussa Hamada of East Jerusalem, and Bassem Omri, an Israeli citizen living in Beit Tzafafa.


Both are members of Hamas and the “Muslim Brothers” movement in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet said.


The pair are suspected of planning terrorist attacks following Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in 2008, the statement said.


One of the possibilities they considered was possibly firing a missile into the soccer stadium in Jerusalem during a game.


Three other Palestinians were charged with selling them pistols, Shin Bet said.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/01/02/israel.attack.plot/


2 at J’lem British Consulate charged with aiding Hamas
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
01/03/2011 21:10



Staffers charged with helping 2 e. J’lem men obtain guns in connection to plot to fire missile into Teddy Stadium.
Two employees of the British Consulate General in Jerusalem have been charged with weapons trafficking in connection to an alleged Hamas plot to fire a missile into the capital’s main soccer stadium, Reuters reported.



A British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman confirmed the arrested and said that Britain was seeking confirmation of the charges immediately.



“We have been told by the Israeli authorities that the investigation into our two employees is unrelated to the work they do at the consulate,” the spokesman told Reuters.



The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said that the consulate employees aided the the plotters of the attack in obtaining guns. The plotters are two east Jerusalem Arabs, Musa Hamada from the Sur Baher neighborhood and his friend Bassem Omeri, an Israeli citizen from Beit Safafa.



According to details of the investigation released for publication on Sunday, the two men collected intelligence on Teddy Stadium, the home of Betar Jerusalem, with the goal of firing a missile into it during a game.



The pair allegedly began plotting the attack following the IDF’s Cast Lead offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip two years ago. They visited a number of hilltops near the 21,600-capacity stadium in the capital’s south to study possible launch sites for the attack, likely to be carried out with an anti-tank missile.



The attack did not materialize, however, after the two concluded that it was too complicated.



Hamada and Omeri, the Shin Bet said, also bought a number of handguns and tried to procure rifles and bombs.



Other Arab residents of Jerusalem were involved in purchasing the weapons, and they have also been arrested.

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=202082

BBC News – Israel arrests UK consulate staff over ‘stadium plot‘ Jan 3, 2011…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12109226



2010 (unnamed) STADIUM ATTACK PLOT

Terrorist Plot
U.S. Cabbie Charged with Aiding al Qaeda
Chicago Man Raja Lahrasib Khan Accused of Trying to Funnel Money for Bombs to Pakistani, Talked of Stadium Attack

(AP) A Chicago cab driver was charged Friday with attempting to provide funds for explosives to al Qaeda and discussing a possible bomb attack on a stadium in the United States this summer, according to a federal complaint.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/26/national/main6336669.shtml

Taxi driver bomb plot – mirror.co.uk

28 Mar 2010 … A taxi driver plotted to send his son to Britain with funds for … He is also accused of planning a bomb attack on US sports stadium. …

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/03/28/taxi-driver-bomb-plot-115875-22143752/

The following is a sampling of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2010 on terrorism-related offenses…

March 25, 2010 – Illinois – Raja Lahrasib Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, is charged with providing funds to an alleged terrorist leader in Pakistan and for planning to bomb a U.S. stadium. Khan is arrested the following day.

http://www.adl.org/main_Terrorism/american_muslim_extremists_criminal_proceedings.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_10




TERROR PLOT AT WORLD CUP 2010

Saudi officer arrested in Iraq for allaged World Cup terror plot
17 May 2010 – 2:20pm

Baghdad (dpa) – A Saudi army officer was arrested in Iraq Monday for past attacks and for involvement in an alleged al-Qaeda plot targeting the World Cup events in South Africa, an Iraqi military spokesperson said.

Saudi Colonel Azzam al-Qahtani, also known as Sanan al-Saudi, entered Iraq in 2004 and is believed to have been involved in attacks on religious sites in Karbala and Najaf, Iraqi General Qassem Atta said.

He is accused of cooperating with Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s second in command, in planning attacks on the World Cup events in South Africa, which begin in June.
http://www.namibiansun.com/node/4535

Iraq Says It Uncovered Al Qaeda Plot on World Cup

Published May 17, 2010

A senior Al Qaeda militant suspected of planning an attack targeting the soccer World Cup in South Africa next month has been detained, an Iraqi official says.

Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad security services, says the militant was an officer in the Saudi army.

Abdullah Azam Saleh al-Qahtani is suspected of planning a “terrorist act” in South Africa during the World Cup beginning June 11, al-Moussawi said at a press conference on Monday.

He added that al-Qahtani entered Iraq in 2004 and is suspected in several attacks in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

Al-Moussawi said the 30-year-old Saudi national, who was in charge of “security” for the terror network in Baghdad, was in contact with Al Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri to “organize the plan,” AFP reported.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/17/iraq-says-uncovered-al-qaeda-plot-world-cup/

Saudi arrested for alleged World Cup terror plot. Home. 18 May 2010. By: BuaNews. Police_simulations.jpg. Johannesburg – Officials in Iraq on Monday …

http://www.sa2010.gov.za/en/node/3095

ISLAMISTS MURDER FOOTBALL FANS FOR WATCHING WORLD CUP (Somalia, 2010)

Militants kill two for watching Eagles/Argentina’s match
From KUNLE SOLAJA and GBOLAHAN DADA, South Africa
Monday, June 14, 2010

Islamist militants belonging to the Hezbal Islam rebel group have killed two football fans and arrested 10 others after attacking a house where World Cup fans were watching a hotly-contested game between Argentina and Nigeria in the Huruwaa neighborhood north east of the capital Mogadishu late on Saturday.

Residents say that heavily armed militants stormed a house where World Cup fans were secretly watching the football competition which was prohibited in Islamist controlled regions in Somalia.

“Two young men who tried to jump over the wall were shot and killed while 10 others including my husband and my teenage son were taken into Islamist custody in the village,” Halima Ahmed, a mother of five children said in a telephone conversation on Sunday morning.

Islamist militia leader Sheik Mohamed Abu Abdalla said that those in custody have broken and Islamic rule and will be dealt with in accordance with Islamic law. Prior to the World Cup opening, the Islamists in Somalia warned people against watching the World Cup, saying that it was not compatible with Islamic law and that those who were caught watching it would be brought before the Islamic court.

“Football descended from the old Christian cultures and our Islamic administration will never allow watching what they call the FIFA World Cup. We are sending our last warning to the people,” Sheik Abu Yahya Al Iraqi said, addressing crowds in the Suqa Holaha village north of Mogadishu, hours before World Cup kick off Friday.
President of the Somali Football Federation, Said Mahmoud Nur, who was reached for comment while in South Africa, said that he couldn’t talk about the matter because of security reasons.

Meanwhile, residents in the southern Jubba regions have sent a complaint letter to the Al Shabab administration in the regions demanding permission to watch the world’s largest sporting event. Reports say that representatives from the community including elders went to the Al Shabab administrative office in the southern key port town of Kismayo Saturday demanding an acceptance of watching the World Cup, but were denied and told that they would be arrested if they came back with a similar demand.
http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/sports/2010/june/14/sports-14-06-2010-003.htm

13 Jun 2010 … Islam rebel group have killed two football fans and arrested ten others after attacking a house where fans were watching the World Cup …

http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/15874

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The evil is called Islamism or Islamofascism

December 9, 2008
The evil is called Islamism or Islamofascism A Date that will live in Infamy
By Alan Caruba Sunday, December 7, 2008
December 7, 1941, “A date that will live infamy” is a fading memory for those alive at the time and most certainly for those born since that day. For most Americans I suspect it is just a date they may have read about in a high school history book or seen dramatized in documentaries or films. It was, if you are still trying to recall its significance, the day the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor. It was the date that Franklin Delano Roosevelt referred to in his speech to Congress calling for a Declaration of War against, not only Japan, but the Nazi regime and its Axis partner, Italy. It was the date when the term World War took on a whole new meaning beyond the WWI trenches in France.
In Hawaii, when I rode out to visit the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor, the thing I noticed was that I was sharing the ferry with dozens of Japanese tourists. It had never occurred to me that it was, of course, part of their history as well. I recall their pausing before the wall with the names of the sailors still entombed below to offer prayers for them. That is what peace is all about. The cliché is that those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. It is a cliché because it is true. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6779

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