British universities are terror hotbeds

British universities are coming under the spotlight in the country's fight against terrorism, with critics calling them a hotbed of extremism while lecturers say any clampdown threatens their freedom of speech.

Al-Qaeda kingpin: I trained 9/11 hijackers &#150

From his Turkish jail, a senior terrorist claims a key role in atrocities around the world

IN a small windowless cell lit by a single light bulb, Louai al-Sakka sits isolated from the world and fellow inmates for 24 hours a day. - Home 

Bali bomber warns: Australia is next

By Cindy Wockner

ONE of the key Bali Bombers has issued a chilling warning from his death row prison cell, warning Australia "will be down next year".

Imam Samudra and two of his cohorts on death row for their role in the 2002 bombings were yesterday defiant, unapologetic and welcoming of their forthcoming executions as they were visited in their island jail by some of their family members.

Pakistani worker Abdul Rahman admits urging Muslims to jihad in UK

A Pakistani student urge British Muslims to join jihad, or holy war, in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a court heard today as the suspect admitted to terrorism-related charges.

60 percent of the foreign fighters who entered Iraq have come from Saudi Arabia and Libya

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As many as 60 percent of the foreign fighters who entered Iraq in the past year have come from Saudi Arabia and Libya, according to documents discovered in a raid in September near the Syrian border, a senior U.S. military official in Baghdad confirmed to CNN Thursday.

A Syrian soldier stands guard at a border post with Iraq. The majority of foreign fighters coming into Iraq have entered via Syria.

'Martyrdom' Detonator Video Details Revealed In Case 

TAMPA - A prosecution court filing provides new details of a videotape the government says was made by a University of South Florida student and posted to the Web site YouTube.

Omar Khadr: The Youngest Terrorist?

Was Only 15 Years Old When He Was Captured In Afghanistan

(CBS) Omar Khadr seems an unlikely poster boy for the war on terror. Khadr is a Canadian citizen, he likes Harry Potter, and he was only 15 years old when he was captured by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. And that's what makes his case so controversial: his age.

3 to be tried; US says men aided militants

They led Islamic charity

By Shelley Murphy - Globe Staff / November 13, 2007

Three former leaders of a defunct Boston-based Islamic charity are scheduled to go on trial today in federal court, accused of lying to the government to win tax-exempt status for the charity and then using the nonprofit to distribute publications promoting jihad and to support Muslim militants overseas.

Muslim forces anesthetist from operating room, demands a female doctor 

Religion News 

A Belgian anesthetist has filed a complaint against a Muslim who blocked him from entering the operating theatre where his wife was to undergo emergency surgery.

Prosecutors: Illegal immigrant worked for FBI, CIA, stole info

Woman was sister-in-law of fugitive La Shish restaurant owner, stole info on investigation

Islamic terror hits tourist paradise

By Associated Press
MALE, Maldives - While vacationing tycoons and bikini-clad Hollywood superstars blissfully sipped drinks on the Maldives’ secluded white beaches, an Islamic revolution fueled by preachers trained in Pakistan and the Middle East was brewing.

Muslim Council of Britain leader: It's all the government's fault 

Dr Bari: Government stoking Muslim tension

Telegraph By Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson

The head of the Muslim Council of Britain does not mince his words on integration, report Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson

There is fear and loathing in Britain. This week, the head of MI5 claimed there were 2,000 people involved in terrorist activity and children as young as 15 were being "groomed" to be suicide bombers. - Home

Bashir warns against Indon jihad

From correspondents in Jakarta

HARDLINE cleric Abu Bakar Bashir today told his fellow Indonesian Muslims that if they wanted to go on jihad, they should do so outside the country.

“If you want to go on jihad, do not do it here (in Indonesia), but in the southern Philippines or even in Iraq,” Bashir told members and supporters of the Indonesian Mujahideen Council (MMI) in a sermon at a mosque in Kediri, East Java province, the state Antara news agency said.

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British Muslim woman convicted of penning poems about beheadings


An airport worker who wrote poems about beheadings is the first woman to be found guilty under new terror laws.

Samina Malik, who liked to call herself a "lyrical terrorist", called for attacks on the West and described "poisoned bullets" capable of killing an entire street in her poetry.

An Internet Jihad Aims at U.S. Viewers


When Osama bin Laden issued his videotaped message to the American people last month, a young jihad enthusiast went online to help spread the word.

“America needs to listen to Shaykh Usaamah very carefully and take his message with great seriousness,” he wrote on his blog. “America is known to be a people of arrogance.”

Times Online

Two arrested in dawn raids on suspicion of recruiting for jihad as part of Europe-wide swoop

Sean O’Neill and Richard Owen

Pakistan 'less than robust' at combating extremism 

Craig Skehan

The Howard Government has accused elements of Pakistani military intelligence of continuing to support Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, where two Australian soldiers have been killed in the past month.

Terror in UK sourced in Pakistan: MI5 chief

Hindustan Times 

Over the last five years, much of the command, control and inspiration for attack planning in the UK has derived from Al Qaeda's remaining core leadership in the tribal areas of Pakistan, according to the head of Britain's intelligence service MI5.

Muslim Brotherhood Urges Jordan to Dissolve Treaty with Israel

by Hana Levi Julian

( The Islamist organization that is outlawed in Egypt but tolerated in Jordan has called for the dissolution of the treaty signed 13 years ago between the Hashemite Kingdom and Israel.

 Times Online

Muslim groups get £70m to tackle extremism

Joanna Sugden and agencies

Muslim groups will receive £70 million in Government funds to help tackle extremism in "ungoverned spaces" such as internet chat rooms and snooker halls.

Hazel Blears, Communities Secretary, said that the money will be targeted at Muslim communities and rejected suggestions that the funding discriminated against other faith groups.

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