Some highlights of the monstrous radical ISLAMIC THREATS around the world in this month (January 2008) alone

Some highlights of the monstrous radical ISLAMIC THREATS around the world in this month (January 2008) alone

Aid worker’s abductors ‘did their homework’
Globe and Mail, Canada – January 28, 2008
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — The American aid worker kidnapped in Kandahar city this weekend was likely the victim of a well co-ordinated Taliban snatch …
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080128.wafghan28/BNStory/Afghanistan/home
Terror Threats Weigh on UN Staff Abroad
Asian Tribune, Thailand – January 28, 2008
… Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Osama bin Laden, described as the mastermind behind the terror attacks on the United States in September 2001,
http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/9338
 
Hezbollah’s bags of cash
Town Hall, DC – January 28, 2008
Sources in Lebanon and the US tell me that up until a year or so ago, much of the Iranian money was transferred to terrorist organizations
http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/WThomasSmithJr/2008/01/28/hezbollah%E2%80%99s_bags_of_cash
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb’s dilemma
Middle East Times, Egypt  [January 28, 2008]
… motivated by joining the global jihad. In light of the recent defections, it is possible that a split-off of the Algerian terror group might occur
http://www.metimes.com/International/2008/01/28/al-qaida_in_the_islamic_maghrebs_dilemma/1237/
 
Seven killed in Beirut riots
AFP – January 27, 2008
Violence swept the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold of the Shiite militant movement Hezbollah which is spearheading a campaign…
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jMu3bTw9o-kufNx6afyHmSq8yYcw
 
Extremists plotted attacks across Europe, Spanish paper says
SI.com – Jan. 27, 2008
The cell planned three attacks in Spain, one in Germany and others in France, Britain and Portugal, according to the informant, El Pais reported. …
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/cnn/2008/WORLD/europe/01/27/spain.europe.terror.plot/
EU’s flawed combat against terrorism
OpEdNews, PA – Jan. 27, 2008
by Goesta Groenroos Page 1 of 1 page(s) “Injustice is the best ally for terrorism,” reiterated Dick Marty, the Swiss senator in a press conference last week …
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_goesta_g_080127_eu_s_flawed_combat_a.htm
 
Defence minister says terror threat still real in Singapore
Channel News Asia, Singapore – January 27, 2008
… propaganda in publications, videos and the Internet, while Maksham Mohd Shah developed similar views and tried to make bombs for use in armed jihad. …
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/325334/1/.html
 
Lebanon vows to fight ’empire of terror’ after killings
AFP – Jan 26, 2008
BEIRUT (AFP) — Lebanon’s senior security chief on Saturday vowed to fight what he called “the empire of terror” as angry mourners vowed revenge at the …
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g_-TnywtfmwqvcsRtk6Qm4UN4Jvw
We planned terror bomb targets in UK
Sunday People, UK – Jan 26, 2008
By Tom Carlin The Pakistani terror cell smashed in Barcelona last week was planning suicide bomb attacks in Britain…
http://www.people.co.uk/news/tm_headline=we-planned-terror-bomb-targets-in-uk&method=full&objectid=20299508&siteid=93463-name_page.html
Two armed Islamist militants killed, Algerian Interior Ministry says
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria – Jan 26, 2008
Authorities in Algeria have been battling the remnants of an Islamic insurgency that broke out in the early 1990s, when the army canceled the second round…
http://www.pr-inside.com/two-armed-islamist-militants-killed-algerian-r406414.htm
 
Urgent Manhunt Across Europe for Terror Plotters
ABC News – Jan 25, 2008
… News has learned that the manhunt that began in Spain for suspected terror cell members has now extended to France and other European Union countries
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4191953&page=1
German Court Cases Highlight International Face of Terrorism
Deutsche Welle, Germany – Jan 25, 2008
Also on Thursday, a court in Schleswig-Holstein sentenced a German of Moroccan origin to jail for setting up an Al-Qaeda cell in Sudan, Africa, …
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3088558,00.html
Top Islamic militant killed in Kashmir
NEWS.com.au, Australia – Jan 25, 2008
… Islamic militants facing charges of orchestrating terror attacks. Violence in Kashmir has been declining since India and Pakistan began a slow-moving
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23112019-23109,00.html
 
INDIA-PAKISTAN: Winter War
Strategy Page – Jan 25, 2008
Many of the Islamic terror attacks inside India are carried out by terrorists originally from camps inside Pakistan, and who sneak across the Line …
http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20080125.aspx
Blacklisting Terrorism Supporters in Kuwait
Washington Institute for Near East Policy, DC – Jan 25, 2008
Given the Kuwaiti government’s mixed record in cracking down on terrorism financing, there is reason to be skeptical that it will take strong action.
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2709
The Terrorist Cancer and the Cure for the Middle East
Canada Free Press, Canada – Jan 25, 2008
Until the West understands that the front line of the Jihad is everywhere that a Muslim population exists, there will be no peace only more death and …
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1565
 
Terrorist 007 and Islamist Internet adventures (3)
Spero News – Jan 24, 2008
Here they dressed up in camouflage, used guns in target practice and made a video to recruit others for jihad.
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=13923
 
German Court Convicts Terror Suspect
The Associated Press – Jan 24, 2008
Prosecutors also charged that he helped form a terrorist group in Sudan that aimed to set up a training camp…
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGyNUWQ9iy6gjj8nAiffDAFNDyWwD8UCLCD80
UK mosques too radical for Iraq, says minister
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom – Jan 23, 2008
Mr Ellwood revealed the comments during a debate on terrorism in Whitehall on the 16th January. Dr Salih’s comments come at a time of heightened tension…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/23/nmosque123.xml
 
Al-Qaida’s ‘black widow’ warns France of punishment
Times of India, India – Jan 22, 2008
PARIS: Widow of a slain al-Qaida terror mastermind, Fatiha Mejjati, known as the “black widow” of al-Qaida, has warned that France would be the target
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Al-Qaidas_black_widow_warns_France_of_punishment/articleshow/2722480.cms
 
A Pakistan Link in Europe Arrests – TIME
Monday, Jan. 21, 2008
The arrest of 14 jihadists in Barcelona points to concern that the threat there stems … received his training in a terror camp run by Pakistani jihadists. …
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1705561,00.html
Spanish Minister: 14 Terror Suspects Arrested May Have Planned Barcelona Attack
Saturday, January 19, 2008
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324010,00.html
 
US Embassy in Algiers receives terror alert
Jan 19, 2008
The December bombings in Algiers were the deadliest in a string of recent attacks blamed on al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa, the successor to an Algerian …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1200572489476&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
UK Security Chief Cracks Down on Extremist Muslim Web Sites
E-Commerce Times – Jan 18, 2008
By Julia Horton Web sites aimed at recruiting people into extremist Muslim terrorist networks may be removed in a UK crackdown…
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/UK-Security-Chief-Cracks-Down-on-Extremist-Muslim-Web-Sites-61265.html
Barrage of rockets hits Sderot as kids go to school
Israel Insider, Israel – Jan 17, 2008
The Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades claimed responsibility for the ongoing barrage. Since the Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in mid-June 2007
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Security/12578.htm
 
Terror plot against Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train thwarted
Ynetnews, Israel – Jan 17, 2008
An Islamic Jihad terror cell planning to wire the tracks of one of Israel’s busiest train lines was arrested in a joint IDF and Shin Bet operation
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3495629,00.html
 
Thai official claims Al Qaeda funding Muslim separatists
AFP – Jan 17, 2008
BANGKOK (AFP) — Thailand’s government spokesman Friday for the first time claimed Al Qaeda is funding Islamic separatists in the southern provinces, …
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcWuw5wCgeWQhAsroV3JC5zkLrWA
 
Europe ‘is new base for terror’
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain – Jan 16, 2008
The US Marines will train Mauritanian Camel Corps soldiers who patrol the northeast desert quadrant bordering Algeria, the Western Sahara and Mali. …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=206011&Sn=WORL&IssueID=30303
 
Xinhua, China – Jan 11, 2008
The trial was subject to strict security measures, which were tightened even further following a terrorism alert in Brussels. Belgium has been on high alert…
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/11/content_7407348.htm
 
Report: French Investigate Terror Threat – Jan 11, 2008
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h1-TbSrQvff5rdUtLlH9MwyyaDfQD8U3UJ2G0
Terror Blogger Claims Paris Attack Plan
CBS News, NY – Jan 9, 2008
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/09/terror/main3690700.shtml
 
Terror Threats Cancel Dakar Rally
The Associated Press – Jan 9, 2008
Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa is the rebranded name of an Algeria-based insurgent group known as the Salafist Group for Call and Combat…
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jOBBfadrDWE4XZWyvWTXWWwQcR2gD8TVBNFG1
 
Dakar Rally Canceled Due to al-Qaeda Threat
ThreatsWatch.Org – Jan 6, 2008
That report provided information on two recent terrorist strikes perpetrated by AQIM in Mauritania in late December, the first a shooting attack against a family of French tourists…
http://threatswatch.org/rapidrecon/2008/01/dakar-rally-canceled-due-to-aq/
Belgium under terrorist threat
Courrier International, France – Jan 3, 2008
Belgian authorities decreed a state of maximum emergency on December 21st because of terrorist threats.
http://europe.courrierinternational.com/eurotopics/article.asp?langue=uk&publication=03/01/2008&cat=POLITICS&pi=0
 
The War on Terror in Africa: Assessment and Prospects for 2008
Family Security Matters, NJ – Jan 3, 2008
With the gathering strength of AQIM to its north and its own internal difficulties, Nigeria – and with it the rest of West Africa
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/global.php?id=1386032
 
Algeria Car Bomb Kills 4 Police Officers
The Associated Press – Jan 2, 2008
Algeria’s Islamic insurgency broke out in the early 1990s, when the army canceled the second round of the country’s first multiparty elections…
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gbxjDeIT78rvtj-Xanbua4A9AMPQD8TTSSO80
 
BEHIND THE LINES:
Our Take on the Other Media’s Homeland Security Coverage

Over there: Disparaging any manhunt for al Qaeda leaders as pointless, Pakistan’s president said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden is less of a threat to his regime than the Taliban running roughshod over part of his country, The News notes — while AP has an administration official venting dissatisfaction with the quality of info it’s getting about jihadis operating in Pakistan’s volatile tribal area. Extensive intel has allowed coalition forces to push al Qaeda out of numerous Iraqi provinces, but a top commander stays cautious, “saying the terrorist group’s ability to re-emerge is constant,” The Washington Times tells. Afghanistan’s president warned the World Economic Forum in Switzerland yesterday that the whole world could suffer from the “wildfire” of terrorism engulfing his region, The Voice of America mentions.

Over here: “Sleeper cells are walking around the infidels’ land using different cover methods
and white names that don’t attract American internal security’s attention, but . . .
it’s al Qaeda’s lone wolves that disrupt [the FBI’s],” The Jamestown Foundation quotes a jihadi Web posting.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has backed off on its defense of two Muslim college students caught driving with explosives and a how-to video on bomb-making, WorldNetDaily relates. Concerns about the safety of serving Muslim military personnel arose after it emerged that their personal details were among those of 600,000 people held on a filched Royal Navy laptop, The Sunday Times tells. Releasing updated guidelines, British university leaders agree to inform the police of any extremist behavior by students or visiting speakers they suspect may lead to terrorism, The Guardian reports — while AP has U.K. police offering to train the academics.

Holy Wars: “How does a single individual go from standing on a
street corner to flicking a switch and blowing himself up? The question is superficially simple. The
answers are not,” The Observer explores in a two-partseries.
Jihad doctrine;
Shariah (Islamic law); designs for a global caliphate through jihad (terrorism) and the spread of Shariah (Islamization): We pretend they are not factors in the free world’s experience with Islam,” a Washington Times columnist waxes wroth. “Nowadays, quite a few Islamic religious leaders issue fatwas against Westerners—or moderate Muslims—thus energizing the people against other nations, in a battle resembling the one between light and darkness in Manichaeism,” a Worldpress.org essay asserts. A Palestinian resistance group gaining strength on the West Bank “sounds like Hamas — or even al Qaeda — but doesn’t support suicide bombings or secret militias,” The Christian Science Monitor profiles.

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=1&docID=hsnews-000002659597

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