A federal jury has found Khaled al-Fawwaz guilty of participating in a conspiracy by al Qaeda that led to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa—another win in the U.S. government’s efforts to prosecute suspected terrorists in civilian courts.
Khaled Fawwaz, who was Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's unofficial spokesman in Britain during the 1990s, was convicted Thursday in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
The trial—of a Pakistani al Qaeda suspect accused of plotting a U.K. terror attack—was deadly serious. But the effect was somewhat undermined by the MI5 spies testifying in disguise.
Jane Rosenberg Four MI5 agents took the stand in disguise in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday to describe their surveillance of a Pakistani-born man accused of participating in terror plots to bomb targets in England, Denmark and New York City.
… while FBI agents, moved from white collar fraud investigations, help search behind bushes for an Al Qaeda terrorist, hundreds of swindlers roam Utah. - Lynn Packer, utahpoliticalcapitol.com Mitt would make a good Moses. Think about it. - Former Romney campaign official By Richard Smith Let’s start in 2006, with one of The Seattle Times’ […]
Two Inland Empire men were sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for a terrorist plot to travel overseas to Afghanistan, join Al Qaeda and kill Americans, prosecutors said.
In an excerpt from their new book on ISIS, Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan show how jihadists used a U.S.-run Iraqi prison to coordinate with al Qaeda.
Security has been increased after a threat by a group associated with al Qaeda. The group called for an attack similar to the one it carried out in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. According to USA Today, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are both aware of the threat. In an appearance on [...]
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for a Saudi man accused by U.S. prosecutors of acting as Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant argued at the close of his trial on Thursday that he was a peaceful dissident who found the al Qaeda leader's violent ideology abhorrent. Show More Summary
Takeaway from White House summit: ISIS and Al Qaeda want us to call them Islamic. It helps them recruit. Is this so hard to understand?
President Barack Obama: The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack like 9/11. At the same time, the threat has evolved. Show More Summary
The reading for this morning is from the NYT: "Faulted for Avoiding 'Islamic' Labels to Describe Terrorism, White House Cites a Strategic Logic."With remarkable consistency — including at a high-profile White House meeting this week,...Show More Summary
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor asked a jury on Wednesday to find a Saudi man guilty of conspiring with al Qaeda in the 1990s when he allegedly managed a training camp in Afghanistan and then served as Osama bin Laden's agent in London. Show More Summary
Curious how Obama will pivot from granting al Qaeda, ISIS "moderate" Syrian rebels access to B-1B bombers, to launching a full blown war on Syria's president Assad? Or how the White House plans to provide jobs to Qatar-funded Jihadists? Then watch Obama live for the explanation as he speaks live on "countering violent extremism"
The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack like 9/11.
Why should we be scared of Al Sharpton's White House access, Fox News? Because America is at war with with Al Qaeda, but has yet to win the war with Al Sharpton. See the video below courtesy of Dave Chappelle at 0:24 for a chuckle. Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck's racist, guest du jour was a Cato institute Kochtopus named Carl Horowitz. Show More Summary
Pakistani terror suspect's trial will include testimony from British secret agents who will wear makeup to conceal their identities
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor told jurors at the terrorism trial of accused al Qaeda operative Abid Naseer that his plan to bomb a shopping center in England in 2009 was described in a "chilling" letter recovered during the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Show More Summary
One consequence of Islamic State’s barbarity is that we know relatively little about it. This is what makes Graeme Wood’s piece about it in the Atlantic, based on extensive conversations… Continue reading The post Why Islamic State will be defeated more easily than al Qaeda appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
An accused Al Qaeda operative facing terrorism charges goes on trial Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court acting as his own lawyer.