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Obama Naïve On Fighting War Against IslamofascismEvening Bulletin, PA – 18 Sep 2008In this column, I’ll try to figure out where he stands on the threat of terror and the war we’ve been forced to fight with Islamofascist terrorism. … http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20126540&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8

September 19, 2008

Obama Naïve On Fighting War Against IslamofascismEvening Bulletin, PA – 18 Sep 2008In this column, I’ll try to figure out where he stands on the threat of terror and the war we’ve been forced to fight with Islamofascist terrorism. … http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20126540&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8

Technorati –

the War of Ideas – need to counter today’s totalitarian ideology, Islamofascism

March 28, 2008

the War of Ideas – need to counter today’s totalitarian ideology, Islamofascism
http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,164553,00.html?wh=wh
the War of Ideas Military.com – Mar 24, 2008 … arguably, one of the most critical battlefields of all: the need to counter today’s totalitarian ideology, Islamofascism, emanating from Iran,
(Excerpt) Read more at military.com …

Islamic Crime & Islamic Jihad

February 24, 2008

Islamic Crime & Islamic Jihad

The Terror Finance Blog
http://www.terrorfinance.org/

Terror Financing
http://www.acdemocracy.org/article/invent_index.php?ac=show_cat&cat=1

Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror …Loretta Napoleoni’s Modern Jihad isn’t just another discussion of Islam or 9/11: it is … hybridized with organized crime…
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Jihad-Tracing-Dollars-Networks/dp/0745321178

The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism …Amazon.com: The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime…
http://www.amazon.com/Qaeda-Connection-International-Terrorism-Apocalypse/dp/1591023491

Sex Crimes and Jihad … An expert in fighting crime and terrorism, he serves on the Just War Theory ….. There are bad neighborhoods that breed crime.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=43C4FAE4-115D-4674-8F6B-7B68A99CDF38

Asian Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Canada, 1999-2002 …The analyst examined those Asian organized crime syndicates that direct their … Egyptian Al-Jihad, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Kurdistan Workers Party.
http://www.stormingmedia.us/91/9169/A916934.html

who are the terrorists, crime and terror, al-qaeda, osama bin ladenInternational Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders …. Nations Hospitable to Organized Crime and Terrorism
http://c21.maxwell.af.mil/cts-who.htm

Foreign Affairs – Pakistan’s Jihad Culture – Jessica Stern Musharraf is right about the distinction — the jihad doctrine ….. to do their dirty work — and sometimes turn to petty or organized crime themselves.
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20001101faessay940/jessica-stern/pakistan-s-jihad-culture.html

Hezbollah sets up operations in South America and the United States. … down which drug smugglers move bales of marijuana to the river.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/10/28/021028fa_fact2

A Global Perspective on Terrorism and Organized Crime… and in a world where adherence to bin Laden’s brand of Jihad was law, …. There is a defined nexus between organized crime and terrorism. … (April 12, 2004)
http://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rm/31861.htm

Islamic Militants Linked to Italian Mafia Group, Vigna said the four main organized crime groups in Italy — the Mafia, … (2004)
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/001650.php

RAND Review | Spring 2004 | Redefining the Enemy: The World Has …The global jihad being waged by al Qaeda and like-minded Islamist fanatics draws upon … Organized crime has exploited its new space, as any other business …
http://www.rand.org/publications/randreview/issues/spring2004/enemy3.html

DEFENDANTS CONVICTED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ‘JIHAD’ TRIAL
MARCH 4, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division, and U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty of the Eastern District of Virginia announced today the conviction of three men in the so-called Virginia Jihad case, on charges including conspiracy to levy war against the United States and conspiracy to provide material support to the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia handed down the convictions against Masoud Khan, Hammad Abdur-Raheem and Seifullah Chapman. Khan was convicted of eight charges: conspiracy to levy war against the United States; conspiracy; providing support to the Taliban; conspiracy to provide support to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET); firearms conspiracy; and three counts of use of firearms in connection with a crime of violence. Hammad Abdur-Raheem was convicted three counts: conspiring to provide material support to LET, conspiracy and firearms conspiracy. Chapman was found guilty on five counts: conspiring to provide material support to LET, conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, possession of firearms in connection with a crime of violence and use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.
http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_139.htm

Terror’s South American Front By Erick Stakelbeck Friday, March 19, 2004
Situated between Argentina and Brazil, the sprawling Iguazu waterfalls are among the most popular tourist destinations in South America, with nearly 2 million visitors flocking annually to witness their extravagant beauty. In recent years, however, the area surrounding the falls has also attracted a far less savory element. In the shadow of the Iguazu lies the “tri-border” region, a lawless zone which has become a magnet for Islamic terrorists.
Located where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet, the area is home to roughly 20,000 Middle Eastern immigrants—mostly from Lebanon and Syria—and has long been a hotbed for terrorist fundraising, arms and drug trafficking, counterfeiting and money laundering. By moving freely through the region’s porous borders, operatives from the terrorist organizations Hizbollah, Hamas, and according to some reports, al-Qaeda, are able to conduct arms-for-drugs deals with secular Latin American terrorist groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Peru’s Sendero Luminosos (Shining Path). All told, U.S. officials believe that between $10 and $12 billion is funneled through the tri-border region each year, with Hizbollah among the prime beneficiaries.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=D5811BB8-080B-4D19-8FCD-8B0ED06C2182

How some violent jihadist groups are using organized-crime tactics …Paying for Terror. How jihadist groups are using organized-crime tactics–and … But for hard-pressed jihadists, committing crimes against nonbelievers…
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/051205/5terror_2.htm

Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups
12 Jan 2006 … While a number of violent crimes involving jihadists have taken place …. when compared with the vast revenues of organized crime groups.
http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369866

Five relatives of a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior al-Qaida operative were arrested in California and Utah on charges of defrauding banks of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (April. 27, 2006)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12523560/from/RSS

The Mirage of Terrorist Financing: The Case of Islamic Charities (March 2006)
http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/si/2006/Mar/looneyMar06.asp

If It Worked For Al Capone, It Can Work For …Steven Emerson: “Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US” and … At the Federal level, these have been the Organized Crime Racketeering …
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2006/12/if_it_worked_for_al_capone_it.php

USNews.com: News: Bad Guys 8 Mar 2007 … Usually organized crime grows from the bottom up, … Saudi financing of jihad groups, and the growing use of organized crime by terrorists.
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/badguys/070308/north_korean_crime_a_runaway_t.htm

Hezbollah’s Terrorist Threat to the European UnionIt also traffics in illicit drugs in the Tri-border region of South America . Hezbollah cells also engage in other forms of criminal activity…
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/phi062007.htm

Mortgage Fraud Funding Jihad? 11 Apr 2007 … It is the ease by which jihadists and their supporters can raise hundreds of … against our country through organized crime and fraud, …
http://www.aina.org/news/2007041194958.htm

Terror Criminal Links Growing
http://www.analyst-network.com/article.php?art_id=935

[Robbery Jihad – Arab Muslim] terror ring raised funds with European thefts
February 21, 2008
Moroccan terror ring raised funds with European thefts, planned assassinations
Morocco’s government said it has dismantled a terrorist network that raised funds through robberies in Europe and plotted to assassinate Cabinet ministers and members of kingdom’s Jewish community… Morocco banned an Islamist political party, Al Badil Al Hadari…
Police arrested a total of 32 people.. Abdelhafid Sriti, correspondent for Hezbollah militant group’s Al-Manar television station..university professor, a police superintendent…. discovered stashes of weapons..Kalashnikov assault rifles, Uzi submachine guns…
leader.. Abdelkader Belliraj.. links with al-Qaida and local terror groups and is suspected in six assassinations in Belgium from 1986 to 1989… murders were of the former rector of a Brussels mosque in 1989 and chairman of a coordination committee of Jewish groups…
In Morocco network had plotted to assassinate Cabinet ministers, army officers and members of the small Jewish community…raised money through holdups, selling stolen goods and taking contributions from its members. With help from criminals in Europe, member of group allegedly stole €17.5 million (US$25.6 million) in a robbery involving an armored truck company in Luxembourg in 2000…
..Money invested real estate.. Gold jewelry stolen in Belgium melted down by a goldsmith who belonged to the network and then sold… suicide bombings in 2003 in Casablanca killed 45 people and stunned the relatively moderate Muslim country, a popular vacation spot. Those bombings targeted a Jewish community center and cemetery, a hotel, a restaurant and a Spanish social club. Authorities carried out regular anti-terror sweeps… March, suicide bomber blew himself up in Casablanca cyber cafe… uncovered alleged plot targeting tourist sites.. Police cornered suspects, shooting one dead and prompting the other three to blow themselves up to avoid capture.. blasts killed a policeman and injured 21 other people. In April, two brothers strapped with explosives blew themselves up near the U.S. consulate.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/21/africa/AF-GEN-Morocco-Terror-Ring.php

(February 23, 2008) …the CSIS document states that Charkaoui is a member of the al-Qaidanetwork, that he participated in terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, that he associates with Islamic extremists, that he has discussed the planning of terrorist attacks, that he has committed crimes to finance jihad (a religious war against non-Muslims), and that he is a sleeper agent for Al Qaida.
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=806a9bad-cd10-45d4-a9c1-c9ea054148fb

Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide

February 20, 2008

Bush has called the (Arab racism) situation in Darfur genocide
dailymail ^ | 02,19,08

At genocide site, Bush urges world action to stop bloodshed in Africa Daily Mail – Charleston, WV (February 19, 2008) Bush has called the situation in Darfur genocide… At least 200000 have been killed in the five-year campaign by militias supported by Sudan’s Arab-dominated government against black African communities …

Read more at http://www.dailymail.com/APHeadline/200802190547

Exposting the ‘Islamic State Apartheid’

February 18, 2008

Exposting the ‘Islamic State Apartheid’
http://www.islamicstateapartheid.com

Welcome to IslamicStateApartheid.com
This organization has recently been founded by a group of York University students from different races and backgrounds who are disgusted by the oppression and apartheid taking place all over Islamic States.
Our goal is to expose Islamic State Apartheid and to begin the liberation of the oppressed!
The American Heritage Dictionary defines apartheid as:
A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups
Islamic State Apartheid can be divided into four categories:
1: Gender
apartheid
2: Sexual Apartheid
3: Religious Apartheid
4: Political
Apartheid
In Islamic states, women are separated from the same class as men- can’t even leave their own homes without male relatives.
In Islamic states, gays are separated from society if discovered….and most likely killed. In Islamic states, other religions are segregated and cannot attain the same rights that the state grants to the Islamic religion. In Sudan, the genocide against the Christian population is being condoned by the government of this Islamic state.
In Islamic States, people who speak out against the state are separated and segregated from the rest of society and imprisoned.
All of the above is APARTHEID! If you do not agree then you are denying the oppression of millions of these people.
BUT WHAT CAN I DO YOU ASK…
1) Read this website and make yourself more knowledgeable about the apartheid practices taking place in Islamic states!
2) Sign up for our mailing list to find out about our events in your city or schools!
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5) Check out our resources, links, and sponsors!
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http://www.islamicstateapartheid.com/

Newly Formed Terrorist Group Busted In Pakistan – Had Plans To Target Charity Groups

February 17, 2008

Newly Formed Terrorist Group Busted In Pakistan – Had Plans To Target Charity Groups
Ten members of the newly formed Tehreek Islami Lashkar-e-Mohammadi were arrested Friday with weapons, explosives, chemicals and poison, Jihadi literature, and hit lists of high-profile people, politicians, international and national NGOs and police officials. The organization is anti-Semitic.The group apparently wanted to target charity groups for what they say are links to the Free Masons and other groups. Read more »

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2008/02/15/newly-formed-terrorist-group-busted-in-pakistan-had-plans-to-target-charity-groups

Huckabee: We must defeat Islamofascism

February 6, 2008

Huckabee: We must defeat Islamofascism

Together, we must prevent nuclear proliferation and defeat Islamofascism. Together, we must be the people who confront and overcome evil.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1202064581092&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull 

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

January 28, 2008

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

Being a minority in a majority hostile middle east – Arab racism & Islamic bigotry against Israel

December 25, 2007
(This was sent in by A.)
Being a minority in a majority hostile middle east – Arab racism & Islamic bigotry against Israel
Let’s face it, had Israel be just another Arab, Muslim country, non of the so called ‘Arab Israeli conflict’ would have existed at all.
Had it been really [mainly] about “land” (or/and about a flag), the Arabs would have agreed to the UN’s partition plan/offer in 1948.
But No! The Arab racists and Islamic bigots wouldn’t have it just as long as there’s also a Jewish state.
What “territories” did the Arabs “fight” about in the 1920’s massacres on the Jews?
Can anyone point for me the exact “territory”, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s “case” in “dispute” is all about?
Had it been about Arab world being “preoccupied” with the Arab “Palestinians”, the Arabs wouldn’t have oppressed, persecuted, massacred them (in Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, S. Arabia, Iraq, etc.).
Had the Arab world been real brothers to the Arabs that call themselves “Palestinians” (since the 1960’s), they wouldn’t have prevented any chance by humane heroic Israel to improve their status, but No! The Arab anti-Israel racists always preferred using them and their misery against the “Zionist enemy”, it also ss a devious diversion for their population being constant victims of the horror of all Arab oppressive dictatorships.
Just a side note, Can anyone answer me this, How come it was rather the Arab filthy oil rich countries that were behind Europe’s pledge of billions of dollars to the “Palestinians” in Dec. 2007?
Why can’t the Arab Muslim majority accept the Israeli minority in its midst just as the Israeli democracy accepts its 20% Arab minority? [even though it is the only refuge for persecuted Jews while Arabs have so much land]?
It is clear, it was always the case that the Arab Muslims’ initiated “conflict” with the non Arab, non Muslim minority, is nothing but Arab racism & Islamofascism, as long as the Arab Muslims does not erase its hatred drive in their children via satanic cartoons, hype anti Israel propaganda in every “report”, glorification of “Palestinian” mass murderers as “martyrs”, no gesture [release of ‘Palestinian’ terrorists or land give away], on top of so many gestures by Israel the gem, will erase the “conflict”, the bigotry is entirely on the Arab Muslims bloody (with the conflict’s victims’ blood o both sides) hands.

War on [Islamofascism] terror is real, and deserves concern

December 17, 2007

War on [Islamofascism] terror is real, and deserves concern

December 16, 2007 Editor, the Record:

Take notice, liberals (specifically the few John Edwards supporters out there).

A recent news headline reads: “Thousands in Sudan Call for British Teddy Bear Teacher’s Execution.” In summary, thousands of practitioners of Islam, the “religion of peace,” are calling for the death of an emigrant British teacher for nothing more than naming a teddy bear after Mohammed.

This type of irresponsible behavior may not come as a surprise to most sensible Americans, as they realize the threat of Islamofascism is very real, and if not dealt with, could result in another terrorist attack on our soil. But a key number of liberal politicians actively downplay this threat in an attempt to turn the citizens against the aggressive Bush administration.

Your opinion on the Iraq War is beside the point. Let’s both agree that the war on terror is very real, and not merely a “bumper sticker.”

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