Monthly Archives: April 2010

Jihadists seize Swiss-Filipino hostage in Philippines

Members of the Abu Sayyaf and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have been pegged in the abduction of 67-year-old Swiss-Filipino Charlie Reith.

American Victims of Middle Eastern Terrorism

We came across a posting on DhartiPakistan blog which included a chronology which we have seen from time to time on the web. It is certainly worth linking here.

For those who still think this war started on 11 September 2001, study the article linked below carefully…

Denver Post Sees No Dots to Connect in Article About Anwar Al-Awlaki

Maybe I am being overly dramatic, but the article linked below from the Denver Post reminds me of all the Germans who claimed they had nothing to do with the Nazis when Allied troops moved in to occupy Germany in 1945.

Isn’t it just a tad odd that this guy Anwar Al-Awlaki, who has become an Al Qaeda terrorist mastermind, made no impression at all in his time in Colorado?

No one at the mosques he preached at seems to even remember anything about the guy–except the members who either didn’t like him or never heard him say anything bad or who don’t want their names revealed that is…

Then there’s the statement in the article that all Al-Awlaki’s files had been disposed of 8 years ago. It’s too bad that Bruce Finley of the Denver Post isn’t more curious because 8 years ago is about when Al-Awlaki had been ID’d by the FBI as an Al Qaeda recruiter and fled the country.

Muslim cleric targeted by U.S. made little impression during Colorado years

But there IS more to Al-Awlaki’s time at the Denver mosque than many people remember. I wrote about it a couple of months ago for a blog down in Louisiana…

SOMEONE was saying some things in that Denver mosque that crossed over the line…but no one remembers, and those files got thrown out years ago…

The Threat of WMD Terrorism and America’s Lax Border Security

Linked below is an excellent article by Jim Kouri of the National Association of the Chiefs of Police about America’s continued vulnerability due to our lack of border security.

In fact, that vulnerability includes a very real threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). WMD can take many forms unfortunately, including a nuclear bomb, chemical munitions, or biological agents.

Another type of WMD that has received a certain amount of publicity in recent years is the so-called “dirty bomb.” Technically referred to as a “radiological” weapon, a dirty bomb presents more detection challenges than a conventional nuclear bomb because the dirty bomb can be much more compact.

Fortunately, a dirty bomb is far less destructive than a nuclear bomb.

However, a dirty bomb could rather easily be concealed in the back of a minivan or pick-up truck and driven across our northern or southern border.

It turns out that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a test of our border security and pretty much found that it wouldn’t be much of a problem to transport just about any form of WMD into the USA from Mexico or Canada…

Al Qaeda threatens to attack UK versus USA World Cup Match

On 12 June, the British and American soccer teams are scheduled to face off in South Africa as part of what is surely one of the world’s largest sporting events, the World Cup.

Al Qaeda has decided to interject itself into the mix as well, threatening to attack that game, as has been widely reported in British media:

These are surely threats that should be taken seriously.

First of all, the wing of Al Qaeda which made the threat, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AGIM), has a very violent history and is one of the most active wings of the terrorist organization. It doesn’t get much coverage in the USA, but it is a serious problem in Africa.

Secondly, Islam has been on the rise in South Africa for some years now, particularly Salafi Islam, thanks to the Saudis. This is of course the sect of Sunni Islam which gave birth to Al Qaeda in the first place. Similar to Mumbai, any Al Qaeda attackers can probably depend upon a local support structure for intelligence, reconnaissance and logistics.

Third, South Africa is a country that has been wracked by a great deal of violence in the past decade. Crime, particularly murder, is a huge problem there and the authorities already have their hands full.

Here’s hoping that the South Africans bring in outside help for security at this event. Specific threats from Jihadists are not to be taken lightly. They lose their credibility if they do not follow through.

Zakat At Work: UK-based Muslim Aid charity has funneled $850,000 to Jihadist Terrorist Groups

Muslim Aid was supposed to be one of the “good” Muslim charities.  Prince Charles and Prime Minister Gordon Brown had heaped praise on them for the good work they had done, as the good folks at Jihad Watch and Weaselzippers point out:

Why do so many Muslim charities fund Jihadist terrorists?

Because it is their religious duty to do so.

There are 8 approved destinations for “zakat” (a form of tithing in Islam). Number 7 is those fighting in the way of allah. This is spelled out clearly in Islamic law texts, such as “Reliance of the Traveler.”

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