Plot to blow up JFK is 'tip of the iceberg'

Times on Line  

The alleged conspiracy to blow up John F Kennedy airport, in New York, and a recent plot to kill soldiers at a nearby United States Army base represent only the "tip of the iceberg" of terrorist plots against America, according to US officials. 

New York Airport terror Plot 'One Of The Most Chilling Imaginable'

First On WNBC.com

Federal authorities say they foiled an alleged plot by a retired airport worker, a former Guyanese Parliament member and other Muslim extremists to plant explosives on jet fuel arteries at John F. Kennedy International Airport, triggering massive casualties and economic havoc.

Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East : Rosie Malek-Yonan on the Assyrians

The Assyrian Christian population of the Middle East - Antiochian, Catholic and Orthodox - is now a fraction of what it once was, and the story of the genocide practised upon them remains largely untold.

The Islamist Threat Arrives in Switzerland

 

The MEMRI Report

" Salman bin Fahd Al-Odah is a preacher of global influence and is one of the senior figures of the fundamentalist Islamic Wahhabi movement in Saudi Arabia as well as a close associate of Osama bin Laden. He was imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for his extremist ideologies from 1994 until 1999. Even after his imprisonment, he adopts the call to armed struggle against the infidel Western countries in his writings."

'Jihad recruiters' held in Spain

BBC News 

Spanish police have arrested 14 suspected Islamist militants, mostly in the north-eastern region of Catalonia. The suspects were allegedly involved in recruiting jihadi volunteers for training in Afghanistan and Iraq.  

American extradited on terror charges

CNN

NEW YORK (CNN) -- An American citizen has been extradited to the United States from Great Britain, charged with providing material support to al Qaeda, a federal prosecutor said.

TERROR SUSPECTS WANT TO 'WAGE JIHAD'   

Daily Express 

Home Secretary John Reid in the Commons today  

THREE men on the run after breaching anti-terrorism control orders wanted to wage jihad against the West.   

Australia taxi drivers refusing to carry blind passengers 

Source  

TAXI drivers regularly refuse to carry blind passengers with guide dogs - including Australia's Human Rights Commissioner - with many citing religious reasons, or other excuses like allergies.

Three UK terrorism suspects flee "control orders"

Reuters

Three suspects held under controversial British anti-terrorism "control orders" have absconded this week, police said on Wednesday, an embarrassing blow for a key plank of Tony Blair's security strategy.

Europeans back plan to profile mosques

AP 

Security officials from Europe's largest countries have thrown their weight behind the EU Commission's plans to map out mosques on the continent to identify imams who preach radical Islam that raises the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Egypt releases more than 100 Islamic extremists

Jeroslalem Post 

About 135 Muslim extremists who spent more than a decade in Egyptian prisons have been released after signing statements renouncing violence, police officials said Monday.

Florida Doctor Convicted of Supporting Terrorists By Agreeing to Treat Wounded Al Qaeda Fighters 

Fox News

NEW YORK —  A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured Al Qaeda fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. 

Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in Manhattan federal court after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan,

Bishop suggests closer monitoring of mosques  

 Swiss Info.     

Bishop Bürcher says people must learn to live together (Keystone) One of the Catholic Church's leading experts on Islam says the Swiss authorities need to keep a closer eye on the country's mosques. 

Prison converts to Islam planned terror attacks in Australia 

Suday Morning Herald 

CHILLING evidence has emerged that some of the state's most dangerous prisoners have become devotees of terrorism after converting to Islam.

Jihadist readying car bomb attacks "to establish Allah's rule in the soil of Allah"

Reuters 

Islamist militants in Bangladesh are preparing to launch car bomb attacks and carry out other deadly missions, one self-described militant commander said in a rare interview with a private television channel.

Ft. Dix 6 Are Not the Only Jihadists Practicing Their Terror Assaults on US Soil

Americans for Truth Forum recently discovered recruitment videos placed on the official website of the Young Muslims (YM), the youth arm of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), whose contents included an animated graphic of rockets being fired on and destroying the United States, a 9/11 message from “the American Al Qaeda” Adam Gadahn, and previously unseen footage of a paintball range located in the United States used for training Jihadists, just like the FBI discovered at the home of the Fort Dix 6 earlier this week. 

Saudi Bust Foiled Major al-Qaeda Attack

Saudi Arabia's arrest of 172 terrorists is turning out to be a major coup. This from

The Arab News;
The Al-Qaeda network had plans to carry out massive terrorist operations in the scale of 9/11 attacks targeting oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, according to captured militants whose confessions were published in the local media yesterday.

Al-Qaeda group threatens attacks in France 

AFP 

An Al-Qaeda front group in Europe threatened on Tuesday to launch bloody attacks in France in response to the election of "crusader and Zionist" Nicolas Sarkozy as president. 

Cannabis cash 'funds Islamist terrorism' 

The Observer  

Cannabis smokers are unwittingly funding Islamist extremists linked to terror attacks in Spain, Morocco and Algeria, according to a joint investigation by the Spanish and French secret services. The finding will be seized on both by campaigners for a harsher clampdown on cannabis and by those who argue that legalisation is the only way to end a petty dealing trend that is dragging growing numbers of teenagers into crime.

London bomber's widow among new arrests over July 7 attacks 

Anti-terror police arrested four more suspects Wednesday over the July 2005 suicide attacks in London, including the widow of one of the bombers who killed 52 people.  

Police sources said Hasina Patel, 29, the widow of bombers' ringleader Mohammed Sidique Khan, was arrested by anti-terror police in an early morning raid at her home in Dewsbury. 


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