Archive for the ‘terroristic threats’ Category

Colleen LaRose (‘Jihad Jane’) faces life in prison in December sentencing

Colleen LaRose, an American woman from Pennsylvania, admitted to using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. She called herself Jihad Jane and Fatima LaRose online.

Read more at: csmonitor.com

Honor student pleads guilty in Jihad Jane plot

(Reuters) – A Maryland honor student pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to help a Pennsylvania woman known as “Jihad Jane” plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended some Muslims.

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The presidential campaign has featured plenty of talk about terrorism in the Middle East, but one lawmaker is warning that the federal government is ignoring a growing Hezbollah presence in Mexico, with the Lebanese terror group increasingly joining forces with drug cartels.

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By: JewishNewsOne

Chief mufti Ildus Faizov was wounded in the leg after an explosive device ripped through his car in central Kazan. Both him and his deputy had been vocal critics of radical groups that advocate a strict and puritan version of Islam, known as Salafism. The intelligence agency also said that the two men had been plotting a “major terrorist attack” in Kazan during the big Muslim holiday of Eid.

Two men linked to an alleged al-Qaida associate accused of a plot to attack New York City with homemade bombs were arrested Friday after one of the men caused a traffic accident while under surveillance. (Jan. 8)

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A Somali man with ties to al Qaeda has been charged with attempted murder of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. As Sheila MacVicar reports, one specific cartoon depicting Muhammad has caused chaos.

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It has been learned that Yemen is the latest U.S. front in the war on terror. As Kimberly Dozier reports, CBS News has been told the U.S. led government-backed assaults on Yemen’s al Qaeda bases.

By:CBSNewsOnline

President Obama addresses the public on the recent attempted Christmas terror attack on Flight 253. Obama also orders reviews of watch list systems and screening procedures.

By:CBSNewsOnline

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An Al-Qaida operative in Yemen threatened the United States and said “we are carrying a bomb” in a video posted online four days before the botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight.

The video does not contain any clear evidence that the speaker was anticipating Friday’s attempt, but it has attracted scrutiny because of reports that the bombing plot may have originated in Yemen.

The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the attack claimed he received training and instructions from al-Qaida operatives there, U.S. law enforcement officials said, and a key American lawmaker has said there are “strong suggestions” of a Yemen connection. blog it

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The personal Web site for a radical American imam living in Yemen who had contact with two 9/11 hijackers is praising alleged Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as a hero.

The posting Monday on the Web site for Anwar al Awlaki, who was a spiritual leader at two mosques where three 9/11 hijackers worshipped, said American Muslims who condemned the attacks on the Texas military base last week are hypocrites who have committed treason against their religion.

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Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested several members of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S., killing one of its leaders at a shootout in a Michigan warehouse, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Agents were trying to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, 53, at a Dearborn warehouse on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession and sale of firearms. Authorities also conducted raids elsewhere to try to round up 10 followers named in a federal complaint.

Abdullah refused to surrender, fired a weapon and was killed by gunfire from agents, FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said.

In the 43-paged complaint unsealed Wednesday, the FBI said Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, was an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group named Ummah whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the United States.