Nuclear technician plotted next big terrorist attack on U.S.

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Top al-Qaida terrorist killed in Pakistan

Nuclear technician plotted next big terrorist attack on U.S.

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When Adnan el Shukrijumah was killed in a raid in Pakistan today, he was not just another senior al-Qaida militant accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London.

He was also a nuclear technician – one the FBI described as al-Qaida’s global operations chief, a position previously held by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9-11 attacks.

Shukrijumah was born in Saudi Arabia and lived for several years in the U.S. He was named in a U.S. federal indictment as a conspirator in the case against three men accused of plotting suicide-bomb attacks on New York’s subway system in 2009. He is also suspected of having played a role in plotting al-Qaida attacks in Panama, Norway and the U.K.

His death is the first major terrorist casualty since June, when the Pakistani military launched a major operation to clean up the largest militant sanctuary on the country’s soil.

It comes days after Pakistani army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif returned from a week-long visit of the U.S., the first by an army chief in four years. On Thursday, the U.S. Congress extended $1 billion in operational support to the Pakistani army despite recent tensions and mistrust.

The killing also puts the spotlight back on the Western half of South Waziristan, the first militant sanctuary in Pakistan where al-Qaida and Taliban groups fleeing American bombing in October 2001 took shelter. Shukrijumah’s killing in an army raid in this region shows that it is now being used as a hideout by militants fleeing the military offensive in North Waziristan.

Shukrijumah was a trained nuclear technician and accomplished pilot who was singled out by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri to serve as the field commander for the next terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

He had been identified as a key figure in what has been called the “American Hiroshima” plot – an al-Qaida plan to detonate one or more nuclear weapons in the U.S.

Shukrijumah was born in Guyana, Aug. 4, 1975 – the firstborn of Gulshair el-Shukrijumah, a 44-year-old radical Muslim cleric, and his 16-year-old wife. In 1985, Gulshair migrated to the United States, where he assumed duties as the imam of the Farouq Mosque in Brooklyn.

The mosque, located at 554 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, has served as a hive for terrorist activities. It has raised millions for the jihad and has served as a recruiting station for al-Qaida. Many of the planners of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, including blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, were prominent members of this notorious “house of worship.”

In 1995, the Shukrijumah family relocated to Miramar, Fla., where Gulshair became the spiritual leader of the radical Masjid al-Hijah Mosque, and where Adnan became friends with Jose Padilla, who planned to detonate a radiological bomb in midtown Manhattan; Mandhai Jokhan, who was convicted of attempting to blow up nuclear power plants in southern Florida; and a group of other home-grown terrorists.

Adnan Shukrijumah attended flight schools in Florida and Norman, Oklahoma, along with Mohammad Atta and the other 9/11 operatives, and he became a highly skilled commercial jet pilot, although he, like Atta and the other terrorists, never applied for a license with the Federal Aviation Administration.

In April 2001, Shukrijumah spent 10 days in Panama, where he reportedly met with al-Qaida officials to assist in the planning of 9/11. He also traveled to Trinidad and Guyana, where virulent al-Qaida cells have been established. The following month, he obtained an associate’s degree in computer engineering from Broward Community College.

During this time, he managed to get passports from Guyana, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, Canada and the United States. He also began to adopt a number of aliases, including Abu Arifi, Jafar al-Tayyar, Jaafar At Yayyar, Ja’far al-Tayar, and Mohammed Sher Mohammed Khan (the name that appeared on his official FBI file). He traveled to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where he met with Ramzi Binalshibh, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and other members of the al-Qaida high command. He also spent considerable time within al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan, where he received training in explosives and special operations.

Following 9/11, el-Shukrijumah was reportedly singled out by bin Laden and al-Zawahiri to spearhead the next great attack on America. One plan was for a nuclear attack that would take place simultaneously in seven U.S. cities, leaving millions dead and the richest and most powerful nation on earth in ashes.


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Seattle Muslim arrested for threats against Ferguson officer

Seattle Muslim arrested for threats against Ferguson officer

Jaleel_Tariq_Abdul_JabbarFederal prosecutors have charged a Kirkland man with making interstate threats against the life of the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and his family.

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, is accused to trying to purchase a firearm over Facebook, telling the seller that he was “going to Ferguson. Can you just sit back and do nothing. White motha (expletive) killing us like our lives ain’t (expletive).”

Abdul-Jabbaar, identified as a felon with drug and firearms-related convictions, was arrested Tuesday morning at his home, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

Later Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Tsuchida in Seattle ordered Abdul-Jabbaar held pending a detention hearing Friday. He set a preliminary hearing on the felony charges for Dec. 23, which will be canceled if prosecutors obtain a grand-jury indictment.

Issuing interstate threats carries a penalty of up to five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Abdul-Jabbaar is alleged to have posted the following on his Facebook page on Nov. 11, after a series of escalating declarations of outrage and threats over the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson:

“Are there any REAL BLACK MEN that would love to go down to Ferguson Missouri to give back those bullets that Police Officer [D.W.] fired into the body of Mike Brown. If we’re unable to locate Officer [D.W.] then we’ll return them to his wife and if not her then his children.”

Wilson, who last week resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, is identified in the eight-page complaint only by initials, in keeping with Department of Justice policy not to identify alleged victims of crimes by name.

The charges were brought by FBI Special Agent Brett Glover of the bureau’s Seattle office. Glover is a member of the office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The complaint alleges that five days after Brown was killed, Abdul-Jabbaar allegedly complained on his Facebook page that officials had not yet identified the officer involved. When they do, he wrote, “Then we can find where the cop’s child goes to school … “

On Aug. 30, after surveillance video of the shooting was released publicly, he allegedly wrote, “We really need to start killing the police … OOoooppps I mean our oppressors.”

On Sept. 15, Abdul-Jabbaar posted Wilson’s photograph after a hacker put it on the Internet. “This dude needs his house sprayed,” he allegedly wrote. A few weeks later, he wrote, “We the oppressed people need to kill this white cop.”

In late October, Abdul-Jabbaar is reported to have connected with a friend on Facebook looking to buy a .40-caliber or 9 mm handgun, according to the charges.

On Nov. 16, the complaint says Abdul-Jabbaar wrote a lengthy missive on his Facebook page, anticipating the grand jury’s decision not to charge Wilson. “How many are preparing, are prepared for Ferguson? Whatever pocket change I got I’m ready to roll to lay down my life so who is ready to roll with me.”

When the Ferguson grand jury returned its decision last week, Abdul-Jabbaar reportedly posted, “Ready to go and kill some cops.”

The charges come as the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

“We are fortunate to live in a country where the right to speak out about current events and disagree with our government is protected by the highest law of the land. Our freedom of speech does not, however, extend to making threats to kill or injure law enforcement officers,” Acting U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes wrote in a news release.

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FBI Warns U.S. Soldiers: ISIS Could Target You Using Social Media

The FBI and DHS are warning members of the United States military to scrub their social media accounts due to a growing threat from ISIS terrorists.

Catherine Herridge reported on “Happening Now” today on the joint bulletin that went out over the weekend.

The bulletin said the FBI has information suggesting “individuals overseas are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks against current and former U.S.-based members of the United States military.”

Officials want current service members and veterans to review their social media posts and remove information that could “attract the attention of ISIS and its supporters.”

Herridge was first to report in October that an Air Force father and his teenage son were singled out by ISIS sympathizers on Facebook, with both receiving a swarm of offensive messages.

At that time, an Army intelligence bulletin warned that Islamic State militants were calling on supporters to scour social media for the addresses of U.S. military family members and “show up [at their homes] and slaughter them.”

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told Fox News that there are new measures in place to stop ISIS sympathizers from entering the U.S.

Earlier this morning, Martha MacCallum sat down with Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland to discuss the threat.

McFarland revealed that she was told recently by the president of Iraq that cell phones and social media played a major role in the Iraqi military surrendering to ISIS fighters over the summer.

“He said, do you want to know why that 30,000-person Iraqi army fled from ISIS in the city of Mosul in June? He said, everybody had a cell phone. All the generals took the cell phone to battle and they got text messages from ISIS, saying ‘if you don’t lay down your arms and run away right now, we’re going to slaughter your families.’ They put their cell phones down, they took their uniforms off, dropped their weapons and ran away. The soldiers saw the generals were leaving and [said] we’re outta here too. That’s how it happened,” she explained.

McFarland said many U.S. military members who are deployed overseas are heavily dependent on social media to keep in touch with family and friends.

“Anybody wants to do harm to our military, they just go online, they look at that. They see he’s deployed, his family is home alone, now we have a target,” she said, adding it is easy and cheap for ISIS to use social media to glean information about potential targets.

Service members and veterans are also being advised to make sure their social media profiles are set to “private.”

TERRORIST CAIR LIES IN NATIONAL SECURITY DEBATE

TERRORIST CAIR LIES IN NATIONAL SECURITY DEBATE



Counter-terrorism expert, Ryan Mauro details his debate with Nezar Hamze, an official with the Council on American Islamic Relations.
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So, the big news is that the terrorist elephant in the room (CAIR) has been exposed by a Muslim country (UAE). Well, for those of us who do this type of work we believe this is the beginning of several countries who will follow and designate CAIR as a terrorist organization in some significant manner. This is critically important because CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood organization is dedicated to a civilization or cultural jihad to assist in overthrowing America by using its laws against her. The immediate need is to expose CAIR for what we now know it to be – a Jew-hating, terrorist organization and demand that all US political, military and law enforcement entities completely terminate any and all relations from this anti-American group of jihadis. To contact Ryan Mauro – www.clarionproject.org

 

 

 

 

 

State Department promotes pro-jihad handbook!

State Department promotes pro-jihad handbook!

Posted By Garth Kant On 10/08/2014 @ 8:25 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S.,World |

Jihadyes WASHINGTON – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police disavowed its own anti-terrorism handbook, but the U.S. State Department is apparently endorsing it.

The guide instructs, “Do not refer to terrorists as ‘jihadis’” and speaks glowingly of the concept of jihad as “peaceful” and “noble.”

The Mounties cited the handbook’s “adversarial tone” in ordering its officers to disregard it on Tuesday.

The Washington Free Beacon reported, the very next day, the State Department posted a tweet promoting the handbook on its anti-terrorism Twitter feed called, “Think Again Turn Away.”

The tweet read: “Canada: handbook to help parents understand extremists, combat recruitment.”

The State Department claimed the tweet was not an endorsement.

Spokeswoman Carolyn Glassman told the paper, “CSCC (Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications) was simply sharing information about a new product related to counterterrorism. Our reposting does not connote an endorsement.”

However, the State Department tweet also included a link to an article extolling the virtues of the handbook.

The “United Against Terrorism” handbook was published by the Canadian Muslim community with input from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP.

But just one day after the handbook was officially released, the Mounties announced they would not distribute it to officers and issued a statement reading, “After a final review of the handbook, the RCMP could not support the adversarial tone set by elements of the booklet and therefore directed RCMP Manitoba not to proceed with this initiative.”

The guide advises Muslims they do not have to cooperate with authorities investigating terrorism and, if they do, they should have a lawyer present.

When asked why the State Department would promote a handbook that claims jihadis are not at war with the United States, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, told WND, “This is just another example of the Obama administration not taking seriously a potential threat to the United States.”

“It makes you wonder if anyone’s in charge at the White House,” he added.

The handbook doesn’t just recommend against calling jihadis terrorists, it speaks glowingly of the concept of jihad.

Under the caption, “Is jihad the same as terrorism? Absolutely Not!,” the guide states, “Jihad is an Arabic term meaning striving, struggling and exertion in the path of good.”

But by way of explanation, the handbook then somewhat confusingly recognizes the Prophet Muhammad referred to both one’s inner struggle and warfare as types of jihad, by quoting him as saying: “We are returning from the lesser jihad [the battle] to the greater jihad,” what the guide called, “the far more vital and crucial task of extinguishing transgression from one’s own society and one’s own heart.”

The handbook further claimed, “Jihad is not holy war either. Islam allows for jihad in the form of a military action in self-defense only.”

However, Osama bin Laden himself claimed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were waged in self-defense, and Islamic terrorists themselves readily and uniformly acknowledge they are engaging in jihad.

Nonetheless, the handbook instructs, “By equating terrorism with jihad and by calling terrorist ‘jihadis,’ the media, law enforcement, intelligence agencies and politicians have confused the discourse, and this has been counterproductive in challenging the extremist narrative in the minds of the young and vulnerable.”

The handbook appears to strive to separate all terrorists from any association with Islam, and any religious motivation, stating, “Jihad is not terrorism; terrorists are criminals, not martyrs.”

In fact, the handbook instructs law enforcement officers to refrain from “questioning individuals’ religiosity.”

Not only does the guide instruct intelligence and law enforcement officials to “avoid terms such as ‘Islamist terrorism,’ ‘Islamicism,’ and ‘Islamic extremism,’” it recommends such terms as “al Qaida inspired extremist.”

Mideast expert Clare Lopez of the Center for Security Policy agreed with some of that, but for different reasons.

She told WND, “I avoid terms like ‘Islamism’ or ‘Islamist’ because I’ve never seen any authoritative source, Muslim or otherwise, that can coherently describe the difference between doctrinal Islam and ‘Islamism,’ or a devout, faithful Muslim and an ‘Islamist.’

Lopez said her “more accurate terms” would be Islam, Muslim and jihadi, “[W]ith the latter being those Muslims whose devotion extends to active involvement in any aspect of jihad – defined in Islamic law as ‘warfare against non-Muslims’ – be it violent, pre-violent or non-violent … or noble, which of course, is exactly how a devout Muslim would view jihad.”

The battle over semantics has been a growing front in the war on terror in recent years, one that has experts such as Lopez questioning which side the administration favors.

She told WND in August it was the Obama administration “that actively purged truthful curriculum about the inspirational relationship between Islamic doctrine, law, and scripture and Islamic terrorism.”

In fact, she said, they were told what to purge by groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and even allowed some of those same groups to supervise the purge. All of that, she observed, “would seem to indicate certain knowledge about the Islamic threat, and a determined effort to ignore that threat.”

By 2014, she maintained, U.S. leadership had purged all its training curriculum and official discourse of any terminology that would accurately identify the Islamic enemy, “and the time was right. Al-Qaida receded and [ISIS] arose. The U.S. couldn’t tell the difference between jihadist militias to save its life anyway, quite literally.”

Complicating matters for those trying to figure what the administration’s true position is on jihadis, Obama had declared there no longer was a global war on terror. And that was where he and Lopez, a former CIA officer, veered in entirely different directions.

Speaking to WND in August, she named the enemy as jihadis and stated the goal should be their destruction.

“Above all, we must acknowledge that the enemy is supremacist forces of Islamic jihad,” Lopez told WND. “We must name, acknowledge, confront the enemy as he is – not as we wish him to be.”

She scoffed at the notion that what others call radical Islam was a “defeated ideology.”

“Oh? What ideology is that?” she asked. “The 1,400-year-old one that’s already made mincemeat out of six or seven major world empires? That one?”

Lopez explained what she thought was Obama’s real goal: Far from seeking the defeat of jihadism in the Mideast or globally, Obama preferred to let Sunni and Shiite jihadists each have their own spheres of influence in the Muslim world and America should withdraw its troops and influence from the region.

Lopez said the ISIS crisis had forced a reluctant Obama to call for airstrikes.

On Wednesday, she added this parting observation: “The definition of ‘terrorism’ in Islamic law, by the way, is the killing of a Muslim without right.”

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TRAIL OF TERROR

Bloody Christmas: ‘Spectacular attack’ alert

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Another coordinated terror attack using jetliners, reminiscent of 9/11, could be in the works, according to an airport-security source cited by a London paper.

“We’ve been told that five planes are being targeted in a high-profile hit before Christmas,” the source said, according to the Express newspaper of London.

“They’ve been waiting for the big one.”

Many of the security precautions facing airline passengers worldwide were implemented after four jetliners were hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people in the U.S.

The new threat was reported in an Express story about whether those who leave Britain to fight with jihadists abroad should be allowed to return.

Moderator Ian Collins talked about the issue with Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society and radical British Muslims cleric Anjem Choudary.

Murray said the home-grown jihadists should be dealt with in the nation’s justice system. Choudary insisted they haven’t committed any crimes, and charging them would be “the cause of further radicalization in this country … pushing people into the arms of the Islamic State.”

The Express report said concern has risen so high over threats against U.K. assets that officials have considered an outright ban on all hand luggage.

The security sources were not identified by the newspaper.

The report said mobile phones and electronics on flights still could be banned as British officials conclude a terror strike is “almost inevitable.”

The unidentified airport security official said: “We have many scares but this one nearly got hand baggage pulled from all airlines. The threat is still alive and real.”

The Express said authorities have been aware of the plot for several weeks. It is believed to involve Islamic jihadists smuggling bombs on to planes bound for major European destinations before Christmas.

There’s no quick solution, the report said.

“There is paralysis because of the difficulty of banning hand luggage which is one of the strongest weapons we have against the new threats,” the report said, “All electronics may be banned from hand luggage and placed in the hold, that has been considered; and there has been behavior analysis training at airports but while it’s effective, it’s difficult to roll out quickly and is not a sufficient safety net.”

The report said the bull’s-eye apparently is on Europe, because the U.S. has improved its security over the summer while the U.K. has not.

All types of perpetrators are being considered, the source said, from insiders – Westerners who have converted and now are pursuing a terror agenda – to sleeper cells of al-Qaida adherents secretly embedded in Western societies.

The report said evidence indicates the threat is growing.

For example, it said David Drugeon, 24, a trusted al-Qaida bombmaker, recently was killed in Syria.

He was part of the Khorasan group, an offshoot of al-Qaida, and was said to be targeting U.S. and U.K. airlines with non-metallic explosive devices, which could be concealed in mobile phones, computers and printer cartridges.

Sally Leivesley, a terrorism expert, told the Express there appear to have been “dry runs” already in which terrorists have tested security procedures.

The onetime British Home Office risk adviser also warned “terrorists are now more likely to be ‘white, blond and blue eyed’ who are radicalized in as little as five weeks.”

Operation Bojinka

The idea of using jetliners not only recalls the Sept. 11 attack but the Bojinka plot in 1995 to blow up a dozen American airliners over the Pacific.

Operation Bojinka allegedly was organized by Ramzi Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan Amin Shah Shah. It was in January of 1995 when Yousef’s Manila apartment caught fire, weeks before the plan was to be implemented.

The Bojinka trial ran from May 29 to Sept. 5, 1996, the period Clinton adviser Dick Morris has aptly called “the terror summer of 1996.”

A fellow prisoner seeking a reduced sentence, told authorities Yousef disclosed the plot to him.

On July 2, a week after the truck bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia killed 19 American Air Force personnel, Yousef assigned responsibility to al-Qaida’s Osama bin Laden, with whom he was then collaborating, the source said.

The source said Yousef was originally sent on the mission to check out security measures.

As July 17 approached, Yousef was warning friends not to fly on TWA or American Airlines on the morning of July 18, the source said.

WND columnist Jack Cashill has written extensively about the case. He reported after the TWA Flight 800 disaster, July 17, 1996, “Yousef called 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed that night, saying, ‘What had to be done has been done, TWA 800′ (last two words unintelligible).”

Cashill said he had two separate sources within the NSA confirm that Yousef made the call in his native Baluchi language.