Aug 082010
 

WMD Terrorism Remains Grave Threat, U.S. Says

The possibility that a terrorist organization might launch a WMD attack remains one of the “gravest threats” to the security of the United States and its allies, the U.S. State Department said yesterday in its annual terrorism report (see GSN, June 8).

The “Country Reports on Terrorism 2009″ addressed the threat of terrorism involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons and Washington’s response to those dangers.

The State Department noted that al-Qaeda and other extremist groups have expressed interest in acquiring nuclear weapons.

“The diffusion of scientific and technical information regarding the a Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorismssembly of nuclear weapons, some of which is now available on the Internet, has increased the risk that a terrorist organization in possession of sufficient fissile material could develop its own crude nuclear weapon,” the report says. “The complete production of a nuclear weapon strongly depends on the terrorist group’s access to special nuclear materials as well as engineering and scientific expertise.”

Due to the proliferation efforts of “irresponsible countries” like North Korea, “the number of potential sources of an unsecured nuclear weapon or materials is challenging worldwide efforts to control and account for nuclear material,” according to the State Department. Extremists could also look to underground smuggling networks and international criminal organizations for aid in acquiring or developing anuclear devices, the report says.

While the terrorist detonation of a radiological “dirty bomb” would not be as calamitous as a terrorist nuclear attack, the prevalence of radioactive substances “in nearly every country” means it is much easier to acquire the materials to construct such a weapon, the report says.

“Most radioactive materials lack sufficient strength to present a significant public health risk once dispersed, while the materials posing the greatest hazard would require terrorists to have the expertise to handle them without exposure to incapacitating doses of radiation or detection during transit across international borders,” the report says.

However, detonation of a radiological weapon — which would use conventional explosives to disperse radioactive material — could cause a significant amount of panic and financial “disruption,” the State Department said.

The report notes the potential for a bioterrorism strike, as “the materials required to produce a biological weapon are available in laboratories worldwide, and may threat agents could be isolated from nature.” Al-Qaeda is believed to have pressed harder than other terrorist groups to obtain or produce biological weapons, according to the report, which cites the U.S. discovery of an unfinished laboratory in Afghanistan.

“If properly produced and released, biological agents can kill on a massive scale and, if terrorists use a pathogen that can be transmitted from person to person, the disease could quickly spread through commercial air travel across oceans and continents before authorities realize their nations have been attacked,” the report says.

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Floating Nuclear Reactors Could Fall Prey to Terrorists, Experts Say

By Martin Matishak Global Security Newswire

Second in a five-part Global Security Newswire series on emerging technologies and scientific advances that might pose new proliferation risks.

WASHINGTON — Russia is wrapping up work on the first of a proposed fleet of floating nuclear reactors that would provide electricity to remote areas, but that are also more vulnerable to terrorists and even piracy than traditional power stations, experts say (see GSN, Oct. 1, 2007).

Sailing small, modular atomic reactors raises concerns about proliferation, along with their safety in extreme weather conditions and what to do with the radioactive waste they produce.

“The sort of emotional reaction is, well, if you didn’t like nuclear power reactors to begin with will you like them any better if they’re floating?” Sharon Squassoni, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Proliferation and Prevention Program, said in a recent telephone interview. “Probably not. Whatever problems you have on land, you can equally have on sea only if you have a core meltdown in the water you’re going to have a huge radioactive problem on hand.”

Russia’s nuclear agency launched the Academician Lomonosov, a barge that would eventually carry a power plant, on June 30 in St. Petersburg. The $200 million vessel, which measures roughly 472 feet long and 98 feet wide, would accommodate two 35-megawatt reactors, known as KTL-40Cs, and could provide electricity for up to 200,000 people, Rosatom officials say.

The average land-based nuclear power reactor generates about 1,000 megawatts of electricity, Squassoni said.

The reactor itself would be ready to operate in late 2012, the first of seven vessels Russia intends to build within five years. At least 15 countries — including Algeria, Argentina, China and Malaysia — have shown interest in contracting the services of such a system, according to the nuclear agency.

The first ship would help power Vilyuchinsk, a city on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula that serves as an atomic submarine base. Similar models could deliver electricity to the country’s hard-to-reach northern territories, where harsh weather makes regular coal and oil deliveries unreliable and expensive. The reactor could also be modified into a desalination plant in order to produce fresh water.

Nuclear fuel for the plant would be loaded in the northern Murmansk region, and the station towed to its place of operation. The plant would store waste and spent fuel in an onboard facility that workers would empty every 10 to 12 years during regular maintenance overhauls. The reactor and the spent fuel would then go to a storage facility in Russia, but the barge could be recycled.

The ships would need to be refueled once every three years. The vessel would be hauled away after 32 years of service.

The station’s offshore locale is a key potential benefit as the power plant would be kept away from population areas where residents might otherwise object to the presence of nuclear energy operations, according to Mark Hibbs, a senior associate in the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Other advantages include lower upfront investment costs for the smaller, modular reactors and the system’s overall ability to be towed near remote settlements where need for electricity is greatest, he said in a recent telephone interview. Hibbs added that Indonesia, and far-flung parts of its archipelago, could be the technology’s biggest potential customer.

The technology could also prove particularly beneficial to mining companies to power operations to extract oil and gas and other valuable minerals from the Arctic shore and other remote regions, he told Global Security Newswire.

Proliferation and Environment Concerns

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Aug 072010
 

*Thanks PF- Thanks * creeping sharia *

Update (8/7/10): Body Scanners Coming to JFK, Newark, LaGuardia airports – but TSA exempts Muslims so what’s the point?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken transparency to a new level.

First, the TSA posted its entire Screening Management Standard Operating Procedure document online. The posting of that amateurishly redacted document was followed by the posting of a second document with the same redaction flaw – revealing more TSA baggage screening policies.

Terrorists, who no doubt have dissected the unredacted documents, have also been discussing ways to evade and beat airport scanners on jihadi forums:


“We have that system in place in Algiers…does anyone know if it’s capable of detecting [the flammable gas] butane?”

On another Jihadist site, a visitor questions security involving 3D scanners at British airports asking: “Can I refuse [to pass through] for religious reasons?”

Before long comes this answer: “…advise those who wish to avoid the Heathrow scanners to take the train to Paris… and then board a plane from there.”

The TSA website features a map and lists of locations to help terrorists determine which airports to avoid when planning to smuggle explosives aboard commercial airplanes. There’s also a video on CNN showing just how easy it is to beat TSA’s screenings.

Since terrorism isn’t limited to air travel, the TSA also lists other domestic U.S. locations where the scanning technology is used, primarily court houses and prisons. Might court houses and prisons be targets for Islamic terrorists

Since terrorism isn’t limited to air travel, the TSA also lists other domestic U.S. locations where the scanning technology is used, primarily court houses and prisons. Might court houses and prisons be targets for Islamic terrorists

New budget requests are likely put 1,000 machines in the nation’s highest-risk airports by next year. However, body scanner screening is “optional for all passengers,” and this is due to the stealth jihad of Muslim Brotherhood groups in the United States (funded from outside the United States) – and was enacted to exempt the specific religious demographic that prompted the need for such advanced security.

From a May 2009 posting – well before the Christmas plane bombing attempt and faux fatwas to protect Islamic terrorists were issued; from a host of Muslim Brotherhood-linked stealth jihadists including MPAC, the Islamic Shura Council, and the Fiqh Council of North America:

After a series of meetings with interfaith leaders and advocacy organizations, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this week agreed to make traveler compliance with the highly controversial “full body scanners” optional.

The welcome announcement came after a number of groups expressed concern over privacy and modesty issues, for themselves and their children, related to the advanced image technology machines. The TSA reassured the community representatives (Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman Fiqh Council of North America, Shakeel Syed, Executive Director Islamic Shura Council and Aziza Hassan, Director Government Relations of MPAC) in a meeting requested by the Islamic Shura Council to discuss the Islamic perspective on body scanners.

The Fiqh Council’s position for Muslims to avail “alternate screening options” remains good until such time TSA offers less invasive alternate technologies, said Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi.

The Islamic Shura Council will continue to coordinate with the TSA leadership of LAX Airports in regard to body scanner issues.

In other words, the Muslim Brotherhood is keeping the TSA and LAX sharia compliant in check (and we told you earlier this week they were keeping the LAPD and other California police departments in check too – video here). Also keep in mind LAX has been the target of Islamic terrorists before and history proves the jihad likes to target the same site until it is successful.

It all seems too easy. Islamic terrorists have every advantage. They don’t even have to work for information. They are exempt from the security measures in place to thwart and catch them. And their “peaceful” co-religionists aid and abet them. As does the U.S. government.

Introduction to the Islamic Shura Council (2/2) from Shura Council on Vimeo.

NOTE :The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that the hotly debated machines will be installed at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia international airports in September. TSA officials contend that the technology allows security screeners to see non-metal weapons like explosives that go undetected by existing metal detectors.

Only passengers that are flagged for extra security screenings are asked to go stand in the machines for imaging.

August 7 2010- Coming Soon: Body Scanners at JFK, Newark, LaGuardia

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~An interesting thing I would like to add on Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America, states the following: Fatwa of Mufti Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi

Apologists or Extremists Muzammil Siddiqi

Muzammil Siddiqi was born in India in 1943 and studied at Aligarh Muslim University and Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow. After receiving a graduate degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, he went on to earn an M.A. in Theology from Birmingham University in England and a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Harvard University.[1]

He is the director Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC)[2] and was formerly the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 1997 to 2000.[3] He still serves on ISNA’s board of directors and is Chairman of the ISNA affiliated North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).[4]

ISNA’s founders had roots in the Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, Siddiqi’s public statements range from endorsing laws in countries where homosexuality is punishable by death to wishing for Sharia law to govern America.

ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Hamas-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). The society was listed among entities that were part of the Muslim Brotherhood structure in America. In a statement issued during the trial, ISNA said it “is not now nor has it ever been subject to the control of any other domestic or international organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood.”[5]

However, ISNA was mentioned repeatedly in internal Brotherhood documents from the late 1980s and early 1990s seized by federal law enforcement officials and introduced at the HLF trial.

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Aug 072010
 

Federal law enforcement officials are praising Somali-Americans for their help in an investigation which resulted in the indictment Thursday of 14 people on charges of providing money, services and personnel to the terrorist organization al-Shabaab. A large part of the credit goes to Abdirizak Bihi, a Somali community leader in Minneapolis who persevered despite opposition from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and hostile mosque leaders.

Bihi, whose teenage nephew was killed after he went to fight for al-Shabaab last year, persuaded Somali families to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation of al-Shabaab. He expressed hope that the legal process may provide answers about the disappearances of 20 teenagers and young men from the area who went to Somalia since 2007 to fight for al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaida.

In an interview with the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Bihi noted that two of those indicted Thursday – Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan of Rochester, Minn. – are accused of raising funds for al-Shabaab fighters while claiming it was money for humanitarian purposes.

Bihi, whose teenage nephew was killed after he went to fight for al-Shabaab last year, persuaded Somali families to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation of al-Shabaab. He expressed hope that the legal process may provide answers about the disappearances of 20 teenagers and young men from the area who went to Somalia since 2007 to fight for al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaida.

In an interview with the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Bihi noted that two of those indicted Thursday – Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan of Rochester, Minn. – are accused of raising funds for al-Shabaab fighters while claiming it was money for humanitarian purposes.

He said the indictments confirm what many local Somalis have long suspected: that al-Shabaab operatives have been raising money from them under false pretenses by “playing the victim card.”

Somalis have been approached in mosques and in their homes by women carrying pictures of sick people in Somalia and asking for donations to help them. These women claim they are soliciting funds “for Allah” or for purposes like building mosques in Somalia, Bihi said.

Somalis have a tradition of volunteerism, he said, and are leery of giving money to charity. They were also suspicious of the fact that the solicitors did all of their business in cash, giving the community no way to verify where the money went.

Bihi, who has lived in Minneapolis since 1996, told the FBI that for years, Somalis were intimidated into silence about jihadist fundraising in local mosques. The questionable activity has been taking place since 2003, he said, so it predates the rise of al-Shabaab and the Islamic Courts Union, which dominated the Somali government in 2006.

The leadership at the Abubakar as-Saddique mosque in Minneapolis bears much of the blame for stifling would-be whistleblowers, Bihi said, because they ridiculed and discredited anyone who questioned fundraising practices there. The mosque leadership and its allies would talk to mainstream media outlets in the United States and appear on television in Somalia to accuse community members of lying when they raised the issue. They would also falsely accuse those speaking out of being “anti-Islam,” he said.

Mosque leaders also tried to discourage parents from speaking out when young Somalis began disappearing in 2007 – warning that if they talked to the FBI, their children will be incarcerated at a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Bihi singled out the local CAIR chapter for criticism, after the group discouraged families from cooperating with law enforcement.

“We were the first [Muslim community in the United States] to stand up to them,” Bihi said regarding CAIR’s objections to Somalis talking to the FBI without a lawyer. He was referring to this 2009 protest by Somali families outside a July 4 CAIR event.

Bihi believes the tide has turned and Somalis in the Minneapolis area are willing to speak out against al-Shabaab and demand answers from the mosque leadership. Al-Shabaab used to be able to dominate community discussion of Somalia issues.

“There was a lot of fear. No one would speak up” against al-Shabaab, he said. But today, “the community is against al-Shabaab” and “people who used to attack us and call us names to discredit us” have gone silent.

Three other indictments were unsealed Thursday in connection with al-Shabaab fundraising. In Alabama, prosecutors announced a superseding indictment of Omar Hammami, (AKA Abu Mansur al-Amriki), a U.S. citizen who has become a senior al-Shabaab military commander. Jehad Serwan, a U.S. citizen, was indicted in the Southern District of California and charged with providing material support to the group. And in Minnesota, authorities made public a superseding indictment charging 10 defendants with, among other things, providing material support to al-Shabaab and “conspiring to kill, maim and injure persons abroad.”

The indictments “shed further light on a deadly pipeline that has routed funding and fighters to the al-Shabaab terror organization from cities across the United States,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “These arrests and charges should serve as an unmistakable warning to others considering joining or supporting terrorist groups like al-Shabaab: If you choose this route, you can expect to find yourself in a U.S. jail cell or a casualty on a battlefield in Somalia.”

False Advertising Used To Raise Money For Jihad?

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Aug 062010
 

This joker did not JUST come out of the woodwork & kerplooie, as of today become the fiercest AQ threat as all of the media is purporting. Years of Threat Matrix has seen many posts on him. The crew at TM was the best there were. I have included much about Adnan here from the day.There’s been a $5 million bounty on his head for seven years. He has been reportedly spotted at or near the Mexican border and allegedly has met with Latin American gangs.This was the first time I said we needed to worry about terrorists coming over the southern border, not just Canada, because as you can see Adnan can pass for hispanic. In 2007, his name came up in wiretaps related to the busted NYC/JFK bombing plot.

http://tinyurl.com/ytlwcl

Seeking Information Against International Terrorism

Wanted
Adnan G. el Shukrijumah
Up to $5 Million Reward
Photo of Adnan G. el Shukrijumah
Photo of Adnan G. el Shukrijumah
Photo of Adnan G. el Shukrijumah
Date of Birth : August 4, 1975
Place of Birth : Saudi Arabia
Height : 5’3″ – 5’7″ (160 – 170 cm)
Build : Medium to Heavy
Hair : Black
Eyes : Black
Complexion : Olive
Sex : Male
Characteristics : El Shukrijumah occasionally wears a beard. El Shukrijumah carries a Guyanese passport, but may attempt to enter the U.S. with a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidadian passport.
Aliases : Adnan G. el Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja’far al-Tayar; Jaffar al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar al-Tayyar

Adnan G. el Shukrijumah is wanted in connection with possible threats against the United States.

On March 26, 2003 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a Material Witness Warrant for his arrest.


El Shukrijumah may be involved with al-Qa’ida terrorist activities and, if so, poses a serious threat to U.S. citizens and interests worldwide.

Thanks to Ian Livingston, who was our translator when he was first learning arabic, I can provide you with his aliases that the FBI did not list above:

Arabic Aliases: Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, Adnan G. El Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja’far Al-Tayar; Jaffar Al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar Al-Tayyar, Adnan Al-Shukri Juma, Adnan Jumaa, Adnan Gulshair Muhammad el Shukrijumah, Mohammed Sher Mohammed Khan

Also Known As: “Jaffar the Pilot”

From: Saudi Arabia (Saudis Deny Shukrijumah is a Citizen of Their Country)

{March 20, 2003} (US Dept. of Justice)
Be on the Lookout (BOLO)

The FBI has issued a “Be on the Lookout” (BOLO) alert for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah in connection with possible threats against the United States. In the BOLO alert, the FBI expresses interest in locating and questioning El Shukrijumah, and asks all law enforcement personnel to notify the FBI immediately if he is located. El Shukrijumah’s current whereabouts are unknown.

El Shukrijumah is possibly involved with al-Qaeda terrorist activities and, if true, poses a serious threat to U.S. Citizens and interests worldwide.

El Shukrijumah is 27 years old and was born in Saudi Arabia. He is approximately 132 pounds (but may be heavier today), 5 ‘3″ to 5’5″ tall, has a Mediterranean complexion, black hair, black eyes, and occasionally wears a beard. A photograph of this individual is available on the FBI’s website

As you can see, Adnan has been wanted for over seven years. I don’t know if the DOJ, this administration, whoever, is playing glory hound- “Oh, lookie, we know something no one else knew.” Bah! The FBI knew. The DOJ knew. SEVEN long years ago!

Context of ‘Late March 2003′ and After: FBI Offers $5 Million Reward for Information on Atta Associate’. They have been knowing about Adnan since 9/11.

This is a scalable context timeline. It contains events related to the event Late March 2003 and After: FBI Offers $5 Million Reward for Information on Atta Associate. You can narrow or broaden the context of this timeline by adjusting the zoom level. The lower the scale, the more relevant the items on average will be, while the higher the scale, the less relevant the items, on average, will be.

Despite reported sightings in Central America, he is still on the run in 2006 and believed to be hiding in the tribal areas of Pakistan. [US News and World Report, 4/7/2003; USA Today, 6/15/2003; FrontPage Magazine, 10/27/2003; 9/11 Commission, 8/21/2004, pp. 40-41 pdf file; Los Angeles Times, 9/3/2006] US authorities claim he is a pilot and has been receiving flight training outside the US for several years, though they do not release any evidence to substantiate this. His family insists that he is neither a qualified pilot nor an al-Qaeda operative. [USA Today, 6/15/2003; CNN, 9/5/2003]

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FBI on Global Hunt for Saudi Al Qaeda Suspect By Dan Eggen and Manuel Roig-Franzia
Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, March 21, 2003

March 24, 2003 (TIME Magazine Online)
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Names Names

One of the al-Qaeda operatives identified by Mohammed is Adman G. El Shukrijumah, a 27-year-old Saudi who went to college in South Florida. Last week the FBI launched a global manhunt for Shukrijumah, who, officials say, Mohammed has dubbed a leader on a par with Mohammed Atta, the top man on the 9/11 hijack team. Sources tell TIME that U.S. intelligence agencies are urgently searching for at least two other key lieutenants fingered by Mohammed. Still other team names and descriptions have been refined during Mohammed’s interrogation. This data has been dispatched to allied intelligence and security services to be placed on lookout lists.

August 14, 2004 (Dallas Morning News)
Border breaches stir fears

• The possible entry from Belize into Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, south of Cancún, of a Middle Eastern migrant named Adnam Gushair Shukrijumah. His name reportedly matches one on a U.S. law enforcement watch list, Mexican officials said. Published reports in Mexico said the nation’s law enforcement agencies have been warned by U.S. authorities that Mr. Shukrijumah previously had been tracked in Honduras and Panama.

“Mexicans are jumping all over” the intelligence reports, said the U.S. official, referring to heightened fears among Mexicans that their country could be used as a conduit for terrorism or that terrorists could strike against U.S. interests in Mexico.

For example, reports that Mr. Shukrijumah had crossed into Mexico from Belize last month are being taken seriously, said José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, chief of Mexico’s organized crime task force.

“We don’t have objective evidence to confirm that he is in Mexico … but the alert was sounded, and we are looking for him,” Mr. Santiago Vasconcelos said in an interview. “Our starting point is our national security, and that’s why we moved immediately to the search. … Secondarily, it’s about solidarity, more than anything, with the United States.”

August 20, 2004 (Charleston.Net)
Glimpses of a Gathering Storm

Recent arrests in Britain appear to have broken up a terrorist ring. What remains unclear, however, is whether authorities have stopped a major plot or just exposed one facet of a still dangerous terrorist operation aimed at a number of nations. Now is not the time to relax our guard.

But still at large is a third person who was at the Waziristan meeting, Adnan el-Shukrijumah. He is described by Time and the newspaper The Scotsman as a skilled bomb-maker and pilot with multiple passports and identities, who grew up in Florida, speaks excellent English and can pass as Hispanic. Last May, FBI Director Robert Mueller appealed for any information on this man, and Mr. Ashcroft said he is a possible “future facilitator of terrorist acts.”

As long as Shukrijumah is at large, it is too soon to assume that the British arrests have put an end to a plot against American targets. Meanwhile, other evidence suggests that al-Qaida has been planning a major offensive this fall.

And this shows FOUR years ago he was poised to be a major Al-Q player:

September 6, 2006 (Forbes)
CIA Connects Dots to Nab Terrorists

Zubaydah “soon began providing accurate and timely actionable intelligence,” according to the intelligence summary. His information led authorities in September 2002 to Ramzi Binalshibh, another suspected 9/11 plotter, who is believed to be a lead operative for foiled plans to crash aircraft into Heathrow. Zubaydah also tipped investigators to Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, whom he [the CIA’s inspector general] described as one of the most likely people to be used by al-Qaida for terror operations in the United States or Europe.

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Aug 062010
 

by: Danielle Cangelosi

On New Year’s Day 2008, two Texas teenagers Amina and Sarah Said were shot dead, their bloodied bodies left in a taxi cab. The alleged shooter: their father Yaser Said.

In fact, Sarah appears to identify her Dad as the murderer in a 9-11 call – her dying words.

For more than two years the Fox News Reporting team has been following this story and the search for Yaser Said, who vanished the night of the murders.

We learned this dark tale began long before the girls were born. Their mother Patricia married the Egyptian-born Said when she was only 15-years-old. She says her husband violently abused her during their 20-year marriage.

Over the course of our investigation, Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett and I made multiple trips to Texas, taping hours of interviews with investigators, relatives and family friends.

We also obtained never-before-broadcast video of the girls that was secretly shot by their father. In light of what happened to Amina and Sarah, it’s extremely disturbing footage.

If Yaser Said killed his daughters, what was his motive? His American wife Tissy claims he did so because their girls were dating boys that weren’t Muslim.

While friends and family call the murders honor killings, it’s a label the FBI and local police have been hesitant to use.

In fact, 8 months after the deaths of Amina and Sarah the FBI added the words “honor killing” to their wanted poster but days later, removed them.

Click here for more on the story.

In the hour, we also speak with former FBI counter-terrorism chief Steve Pomeranz and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Both provided a broader perspective to this story.

Hirsi Ali – born a Muslim in Somalia, she was subjected to female circumcision as a child and fled to Europe in 1992 after refusing an arranged marriage. In 2003 she won a seat in the Dutch Parliament. The following year she wrote and co-produced a film about Islam’s subjugation of women with director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh was murdered by a radical Muslim, who pinned a note to Van Gogh’s chest vowing that Hirsi Ali was next. Hirsi Ali fled again this time to the United States, where she lives under round-the-clock security but continues to be a forceful critic of Islam. She’s been following the Said case from the beginning.

For two years, Fox News has been investigating the short lives and violent deaths of Texas teenagers Amina and Sarah Said.

The sisters were riddled with bullets in their dad’s borrowed taxi cab on New Year’s Day 2008. As 911 operators listened in, Sarah appeared to name her father as the killer — her dying words: “Help! Help! My dad shot me… and now I’m dying!”

This kind of crime isn’t supposed to happen in America’s heartland — an honor killing.

Honor killings are when a father, husband or brother kills a wife, daughter or sister because he thinks she has “shamed” the family. The United Nations has found such murders are all too common in Muslim lands. Now they are happening here.

Fox News Reporting: Honor Killing in America airs Friday August 6th at 10pm ETHosted by Bill Hemmer.

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Aug 052010
 

FSM by Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, Ph.D. , Joan Jutta Lachkar, Ph.D.

Like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, we have been invited to have tea with moderate Muslims who want to build a mosque at ground zero. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt that they are not doing taqiyya, dissimulation or deception – saying one thing like “peace be upon you” while on the other jumping up and down with joy celebrating the victory of building on top of the decimated Twin Towers.


Many have presented their views and dismays and even their support of building a Mosque in New York, but few have tried to offer the psychological contours of this conflict. To build or not to build?

Many on the Left are already drinking tea. But do Muslims remain clueless as to how their behavior comes across to non-Muslims? Let’s assume though they are well intentioned. Yet Muslims don’t resist what their terrorist brethren do because they are pre-programmed to fear for their lives. They are terrorized from birth. They too like the Strong Horse but could never admit it publicly. They overcompensate by thinking that this mosque is a present. It is as if they are saying:

“New York! New York! We bestow you with our holy gift, our sacred Mosque!”

Before they honor us with their sacred gift, it might be nice for Muslims to consider their inability to respect other religions. Ms. Khan claims that it will embrace all religions. How is this possible when they co-opted the Hebrew Torah and the Gospels and when they read verses in the Noble Quran that claim we perverted the sacred text? This is the moderate Muslim narrative.

It’s time for moderate Muslims to admit that in many ways Islam is a political institution dressed up in the garb of a religion. After all Ground Zero is the space leveled by 19 Muslims who were merely following to a “T” the 24 chapters of Jihad found in that peaceful Quran? They were merely moderate Muslims’ proxies, carriers of group rage. Classic passive aggressive behavior. It’s as if this gift of the mosque screams in our ears:

“Now you are the displaced victims not us! We are strong and powerful — look what we have built! We have a Mosque and all you have is a big dark hole in the ground!”

This is not your benign local mosque that sprung up out of need arising from a community that slowly grew together and wanted to move from a room in someone’s home or office building or one built in the suburbs. Rather this is a mosque to be built at the heart of the trauma by those who pretend to have a heart. Doesn’t it seem to come across like rubbing salt into the wound?

With the anniversary of 9/11 around the corner, with moderate Muslims having already laid claim to Jerusalem and having made Saudi Arabia Judenrein with a purified Mecca and Medina, will the mosque at ground zero become the fourth holiest place in Islam? Ah to have a foothold in the New World. Couldn’t that be the ultimate Da’wah feather in their kefiyyah? There might even be a mosque on the next space shuttle. Didn’t Obama demand of NASA to recruit Muslims to space? But here is a big problem – pigs in space. How is sharia going to get around that one?

Coming back to earth, will there be beheadings in its courtyard? Will IEDs and Stingers be stored in it while the local Muslim Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts meet? We can hear the refrain being taught — “Never fear — Honor will save everything!” No need for moderate Muslims to experience loss and to let go of what can’t be, instead just become more pushy, intimidating and demanding, then we will just give in and let them have a mosque at ground zero.

It will be a grand place for moderate Muslims to rage against all the betrayals that the US has perpetrated upon the umma, the Muslim community. Like Peter Pan they can sing – we won’t grow up and chant Allahu Akhbar – our “Daddy” God is bigger and better than yours. So there.

Welcome to the tea party – this is the Mosque that Jihad is building, brought to you by moderate Muslims. In many ways it has already been built because we are forced to deal with this conflict and discussion.

“We know you want equality but at this Tea party there is no “Equal.” How do you want your tea- – one or two sugars?

A major Canadian airline risks your safety, pandering to muslim sensibilities–Each passenger has to submit their own passport and boarding pass so they can be identified at the last check in point before boarding the aircraft.
EXCEPT for muslims!

The first face covered woman walks straight past security as the daddy gives in ALL the passports, then the rest of them, including another face covered woman also walk past without being even looked at by the staff.
Yes I did complain, both at the check in desk and also when I was boarding the plane.
The security companies and air carriers are scared of being called ‘racist’ ( yes, I know Islam is not a race) I suppose, so instead they compromise YOUR safety!

PLEASE WRITE TO CANADIAN SECURITY MINISTER VIC TOEWS ABOUT THIS.

HIS ADDRESS IS Toews.V@parl.gc.ca

ALSO SEND A COPY TO THE PRIME MINISTER harper.s@parl.gc.ca

Dr. Nancy Kobrin, a psychoanalyst with a Ph.D. specializes in Aljamía and Old Spanish in Arabic script. She is an expert on the Minnesota Somali diaspora and a graduate of the Human Terrain System program at Leavenworth Kansas. Her new book is The Banality of Suicide Terrorism: The Naked Truth About the Psychology of Islamic Suicide Bombing.

Dr. Joanie Lachkar is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Brentwood and Tarzana, California, who teaches psychoanalysis and is the author of The Narcissistic/Borderline Couple: a recent paper, “The Psychopathology of Terrorism” presented at the Rand Corporation and the International Psychohistorical Association. She is also an affiliate member for the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

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~Question of the day is did Russia actually refuse? They made the deal back in 07′ so…

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has obtained four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems despite Russia’s refusal to deliver them to Tehran under a valid contract, a semiofficial Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday.

The Fars news agency, which has ties to the country’s most powerful military force, the Revolutionary Guard, said Iran received two S-300s from Belarus and two others from another unspecified source. Fars didn’t elaborate, and there was no official confirmation of the report.

Russia signed a 2007 contract to sell the S-300s, but so far has not delivered. The sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles would significantly boost Iran’s ability to defend against air strikes and Israel and the United States have strongly objected to the deal.

A spokesman for Belarus’ state military trade committee, however, denied there were any missile deliveries.

“Talks with the Iranian side about the delivery of such systems have not taken place and, consequently, no deliveries to Iran have taken place, neither of these systems or elements of them,” said Vladimir Lavrenyuk. “The Belarusian side strictly observes all international agreements on export control.”

The S-300 is capable of shooting down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missile warheads at ranges of over 90 miles (144 kilometers) and at altitudes of about 90,000 feet (27,432 meters).

The report comes as Iran faces increasing pressure from the West over its nuclear program.

The U.S. accuses Tehran of seeking to build an atomic weapon, a claim Iran denies. The United Nations has imposed four rounds of financial sanctions on Tehran for its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to produce fuel for a reactor or a warhead. Iran says it has a right to conduct enrichment for what it says is its peaceful nuclear program.

Moscow said in June that the latest round of U.N. sanctions would prevent it from delivering the S-300s to Iran. The U.S. State Department said that Washington appreciates Russia’s restraint.


But last month, Sergei Chemezov, the head of the state-owned industrial giant Russian Technologies, said the contract for the delivery of S-300s to Iran had not been annulled yet pending a decision by President Dmitry Medvedev.

~ = they delivered, but that is JUST MY opinion…

Asked to comment on the Iranian report, Vyacheslav Davidenko, a spokesman for the Russian state arms trader Rosoboronexport, said that his company hadn’t delivered any S-300s to Iran. “We are abiding by the U.N. sanctions,” he said.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has forged close ties with Tehran, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who visited the ex-Soviet nation in 2007, has called the Belarusian leader one of his best friends.

Former Belarus’ leader Stanislav Shushkevich, now an opposition politician, said that Russia in the past has used Belarus as a conduit for weapons deliveries to rogue nations.

“Belarus might well have used the established “gray” schemes to deliver S-300s to Iran,” Shushkevich told The Associated Press. “The deliveries of S-300s from Belarus to Iran would have been absolutely impossible without Russia’s knowledge and sanction.”

Iran has insisted that Moscow is under an obligation to carry out the contract to provide the S-300 missiles to Tehran.

“Iran possesses four S-300 PT missiles,” Fars reported.

The agency said Iran’s possession of the missiles was revealed for the first time last year by Al-Manar TV, which is affiliated the Iranian-backed Islamic militant Hezbollah group in Lebanon. Fars said Iranian government officials never denied the report.

It added that Iran may try to start building the missiles itself.

Russia — which has sold other air-defense missiles, aircraft and other weapons to Iran — is in a difficult position in the international standoff with Iran, in part because it does not want to jeopardize decades of political and trade ties with the Islamic republic.

Still, Moscow has lately shown increasing frustration with Iran, and last month backed the new sanctions.

Associated Press Writers Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow and Yuras Karmanau in Minsk, Belarus contributed to this report.

~Combine this with the reports of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity memo stating, Netanyahu planning surprise attack that will make it politically untenable for U.S. to do anything other than offer full support for military campaign.

So FNC has been reporting throughout the afternoon, if Russia did in fact deliver or intends to, (we sure can’t trust them) then it makes sense we strike Iran now. Also if anyone even buys for a minute, it was a firecracker because someone was excited to see Ahmadinejad when it is more likely it was an explosive device, combine that with BO’s hit list and you get, what Windex?

~JP


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FBI Chicago
Contact: Special Agent Ross Rice
(312) 829-1199

Chicago Man Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Terrorist Organization

A 26-year-old Chicago man, who authorities believed was planning to travel to Somalia and engage in jihadist fighting with a terrorist group, was arrested last night just hours before he was scheduled to leave Chicago, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

SHAKER MASRI, who lived in the Streeterville area of Chicago, was arrested late yesterday in Countryside, Illinois, without incident, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) following an 18-month investigation. MASRI was charged in a criminal complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and attempting to provide material support through the use of a weapon of mass destruction, both of which are felony offenses.

According to the complaint, MASRI, who is a U.S. citizen, began espousing his increasingly violent views to an individual he befriended in early 2009. During the ensuing months, MASRI began to openly express a desire to participate in a “jihad” and to fight against what he characterized as “infidels.”

In the past month, it is alleged that MASRI began to actively plan a trip to Somalia where he hoped to join the specially designated terrorist group al-Shabaab and commit a suicide attack targeting “infidels.” He was arrested last night just hours before he was planning to depart Chicago en route to Somalia.

Investigation by the Chicago FBI’s JTTF included the use of undercover operatives and court authorized electronic surveillance of a telephone used by MASRI and resulted in the filing of the charges announced today.

MASRI appeared before Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown in Chicago, earlier this morning, at which time he was formally charged. MASRI was ordered held without bond pending his next court appearance, which is scheduled for August 9. Until then, MASRI will be housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. If convicted of the charges filed against him, MASRI faces a possible sentence of up to 15 years’ incarceration on each count.

This case was investigated by the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which is comprised of FBI special agents, officers from the Chicago Police Department, and representatives from 20 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Copies of the criminal complaint filed in this case are available from the Chicago FBI’s press office at (312) 829-1199.

Federal prosecutors in Chicago charge a man with trying to provide support to terrorists. CNN’s Jeanne Meserve reports.

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Civil liberties groups accuse the U.S. government of issuing kill orders on American-born Anwar al-Alwaki without trial.

Tracking fugitive American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. CNN’s Deborah Feyerick looks at Anwar al-Awlaki, the cleric some believe to be Osama bin Laden’s heir apparent.

A U.S.-born Muslim cleric has appeared in a video released by al Qaeda. CNN’s Paula Newton reports.

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