Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Jihad Threat on the Southern U.S. Border

The web site Policeone.com has a good article on a subject that has come up from time to time but has not received enough attention: Jihadist terrorists operating along America’s border with Mexico.

This is an issue that has been known to US policymakers and officials for several years now. Back in 2006, in testimony before the US Congress, the director of the FBI acknowledged a Hezbollah presence on the southern border:

http://www.jinsa.org/node/199

More recently, Congresswoman Sue Myrick, head of the Counterterrorism Caucus, detailed in the Washington Times about a case currently before a federal court in New York involving a Hezbollah cell in Mexico:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/1/hezbollah-car-bombs-on-our-border/

In fact, there is a lengthy history of Jihadist activity involving Mexico and the border:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25065

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_620146.html

The PoliceOne article, by Doug Wyllie, goes into great detail, especially on the tactical level, about the threat from Jihad on America’s vulnerable southern border (pay especially close attention to the video on the PoliceOne page):

http://www.policeone.com/terrorism/articles/2920597-OTMs-and-SIAs-in-the-USA/

Terrorism Threat Forces Closure of Reichstag in Berlin

The UK Telegraph reports that the famous Berlin Reichstag has been closed to visitors as a result of the terror threat that has been reported on extensively over the past week or so. Reports have generally indicated that one of the potential scenarios that German authorities are prepping for is a Mumbai-style attack.

Numerous holy warriors raised in Germany have been filtering back into the country in recent months following spells in training camps in Pakistan.

Spiegel reported that the informant who triggered the Berlin scare repeatedly telephoned police from a foreign location in recent days, asking the authorities to help him return to his family in Germany.

He said the terrorist cell consisted of six people, of whom two had arrived in Berlin weeks ago. Four other militants – including a German, a Turk and a northern African – were still waiting to travel to Germany.

The attacks were seemingly planned for February or March 2011, and modelled on the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, in which 175 people died when Islamist militants attacked a series of high- profile hotels, a train station and Jewish centre. Now it appears they have been brought forward.

The FBI in America alerted German recently that a Shi’ite Indian group called Saif (Sword), had aligned itself with Al Quaeda and two of their men were due to travel from the United Arab Emirates to Germany in coming days.

Note in the report linked the apparent collaboration between Al Qaeda and a previously unknown Shiite Jihadist group from India…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331973/Germany-closes-Berlins-Reichstag-visitors-terror-fears-mount.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

German Police Outside the Berlin Reichstag This Week

 

Al Qaeda’s Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri Justifies WMD Terrorist Attacks With The Quran and a Hadith

Al Qaeda’s leaders yearn to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction against the United States; if they acquired a nuclear bomb, they would not hesitate to use it.

The evidence for those intentions aren’t hidden in encoded communications or classified intelligence. Quite the opposite: They’re hidden in plain sight. Just as Osama bin Laden issued a fatwa to declare war on the United States in 1998, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, issued a fatwa a decade later to herald a prospective next stage in the conflict. If we take him at his word, some day jihadists will use weapons of mass destruction to change history once and for all.

Of course, al Qaeda leaders have spoken of acquiring weapons of mass destruction for well over a decade. They have had little observable success in achieving their goals of producing a nuclear bomb or biological weapon capable of producing mass casualties. Fortunately, it is extremely difficult, but not impossible, for a terrorist group to acquire a strategic weapon of mass destruction (WMD). Nonetheless, the al Qaeda core has kept at it over the years, in the hopes that time and opportunity will enable it to overcome the daunting challenges in this regard.

What has changed recently is that the goal is no longer theoretical, but operational — a change spurred by Zawahiri’s intervention. Rather than follow bin Laden in issuing a religious edict, Zawahiri chose to release a book in 2008 titled Exoneration. In it, he resurrects a fatwa issued by senior Saudi cleric Nasir al-Fahd in May 2003 — notoriously, the only such treatise that ever endorsed the use of WMD. Zawahiri adopts Fahd’s ideas wholesale. He uses the same ideas, thoughts, examples, and scholarly citations to reach the same conclusion: The use of nuclear weapons would be justified as an act of equal retaliation, “repaying like for like.”

Zawahiri raises key Quranic themes to sweep away all potential objections to the use of WMD. He offers answers to questions about the legality of killing women, children, and the elderly; the justice of environmental destruction; the morality of harming noncombatants; the tactical prudence of attacking at night; and analyses of deterrence. Zawahiri adopts Fahd’s examples verbatim: The Prophet Mohammed’s attack on the village of al-Taif using a catapult, for instance, permits the use of weapons of “general destruction” incapable of distinguishing between innocent civilians and combatants.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/16/al_qaedas_nuclear_ambitions

Nine Muslim Passengers sue AirTran airlines, allege discrimination

In the original incident that resulted in this suit, the Muslim passengers discussed safety and where to sit in the event “something happens.”  Other Airtran passengers understandably became anxious and reported the incident. The captain of the airliner made the decision to remove the Muslims.

For years we were told to say something if we saw something that didn’t look right.

CAIR has been waging lawfare against that policy. They have even named good samaritans in lawsuits. This is a definite effort at intimidation. It would not be surprising if the whole incident was choreographed to set up this suit…

Nine Washington area Muslims have sued AirTran Airways in federal court, alleging that the airline discriminated against them by removing them from a Jan. 1, 2009, flight out of Reagan National Airport and refusing to rebook them.

The plaintiffs are brothers Kashif Irfan of Alexandria and Atif Irfan of Rockville, Maryland; their families; and a friend, Abdul Razak Aziz of Washington.

The suit alleges that two teenage girls seated nearby mistook an “innocuous” comment by the Muslims about safety at the rear of the airplane as a threat.

AirTran maintains that safety is its primary mission and that it “denies liability and looks forward to vigorously defending ourselves in court.”

Let us hope that AirTran sticks to that policy.

Possible Bomb Intercepted on German Airliner in Namibia

Germany has been the subject of multiple warnings and alerts involving Jihad in recent days and weeks. Today we are greeted with the news that a German airliner had a bomb on board in the southwest African nation of Namibia. Al Qaeda’s reach is long and the West continues to benefit from good fortune as these bombs continue to be found before they detonate.

Police have found a suspected bomb in a package bound for Germany at an airport in Namibia.

The Air Berlin flight carrying over 300 passengers and crew from the Namibian capital Windhoek to Munich, Germany was delayed after police found the “unlabeled” parcel.

According to Germany’s Federal Criminal Police, a scan of the parcel showed batteries attached by wires to a fuse and a clock.

German security officials are assessing whether the device was “a fake bomb” or could have actually detonated. If it turns out that this was a dummy device, it could very well have been a dry run…

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40250388/ns/world_news-africa/

Al Qaeda now using dogs to transport bombs

A horrifying story out of Iraq reveals that al Qaeda operatives sewed bombs inside the bellies of unsuspecting dogs who were placed in kennels to be loaded onto planes bound for the U.S. The French daily newspaper Le Figaro reports that the plot was exposed when the dogs died and the implanted explosive devices were discovered. The cause of death was the clumsiness of the “surgery” done on the poor animals.

http://www.examiner.com/manhattan-conservative-in-new-york/al-qaeda-hits-new-low-sews-bombs-inside-dogs

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bombings

Ahmed Ghailani was found not guilty on all but one charge Wednesday by a civilian jury in New York.

Ghailani was acquitted on 224 murder charges in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was found guilty for only one charge of conspiracy to destroy government buildings.(So he did take part in the operation to blow up the buildings in which the 224 people died, but he only gets punished for destroying the buildings.)

The judge had earlier decided that a star witness would not be allowed to testify because of coercive techniques that were used to get the witness’ name from Ghailani.

(The judge is a traitor.)

Jihadis walk and we get our crotches felt up by government employees who couldn’t get hired at McDonald’s…

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/17/gitmo-detainee-ahmed-ghailani-guilty-terrorism-charges/

Al Qaeda Training in Sahara for New Attacks

Eric Stakelbeck is one of the best journalists in America when it comes to covering Jihad and terrorism. He has just published another excellent report–an alarming report–on Al Qaeda’s latest center of gravity in Africa’s Sahara desert…

From Pakistan to Iraq to Yemen, the U.S. has turned up the heat on al Qaeda. The pressure has led the terror group to seek out new safe havens. They’ve found one in a remote area of the Sahara Desert known as the Islamic Maghreb.

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/November/Al-Qaeda-Training-in-Sahara-for-New-Attacks/


Report: Al Qaeda has sent Jihadist Terrorists to Germany, Britain for Attack

German intelligence has received evidence from the US that Al Qaeda has sent two to four terrorists who were en route to Germany and Britain, the daily Tagesspiegel reported.

Intelligence agents reportedly fear attacks on Christmas markets or similar popular events.

The organizer of the attack is reported to be Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri, a prominent Al Qaeda leader from Pakistan. Kashmiri is also thought to be behind an attack earlier this year on a German bakery in Pune, India, in which 17 people were killed.

Kashmiri is said to have recruited the Jihadis for the latest planned attacks from the Afghan-Pakistani border area. The terrorists’ identity is not known.

The report indicated that the terrorists planned to travel to Germany and Britain via India and the United Arab Emirates. German police had been checking visa requests at embassies in Pakistan, India and the UAE in recent days.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1599662.php/Report-al-Qaeda-sent-operatives-to-Germany-for-attack-Extra

Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri

France in contact with AQIM hostage-takers

France said for the first time Wednesday that it was in touch with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb kidnappers holding French hostages in Mali.

Seven hostages — five French nationals, a Togolese and a Madagascan — were seized in a Niger uranium-mining town overnight on September 15-16.

Intelligence agents in the countries concerned believe they are being held in an area of the Sahara desert in neighbouring Mali.

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has told France to treat the kidnapping as a warning and that a ban on the wearing of the Islamic veil in public places in France justified violence against its citizens.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h382yx3am-roHcFhi5xb30f1H0vg?docId=CNG.fdbb7c4f77a7e27e62fcb703b7e9f08a.111

 

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