Posts Tagged ‘al Qaeda’

Psalms 91:1 – In Memory Of Those Lost On 9/11/2001

09/03/2011 7 comments

Though it has now been 10 years, all of us who watched the events of that day unfold remember it like it was yesterday …

Psalm 91:1-7, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day; [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.”

Bin Laden’s Final Message to America: Our Attacks Will Continue as Long as You Support Israel

05/08/2011 Leave a comment

By Amal Jayasinghe – “DUBAI (AFP) – Osama bin Laden warned in his final audio tape recorded before being killed by American commandos there will be no US security before the Palestinians live in security, an Islamist website reported Sunday.

Addressing US President Barack Obama, he said: ‘America will not be able to dream of security until we live in security in Palestine. It is unfair that you live in peace while our brothers in Gaza live in insecurity.’

‘Accordingly, and with the will of God, our attacks will continue against you as long as your support for Israel continues,’ he warned in a message posted on, a conduit for Al-Qaeda communications.” Read more.

Arab League to Appeal for Gaza ‘No-Fly Zone’

04/10/2011 Leave a comment

It was only a matter of time before the Arab League, hot off the heels of their success in convincing the UN Security Council to implement a no-fly zone over Libya to protect the al Qaeda-linked rebels, would set their sights on Gaza.  So let me get this straight — the Arab League wanted al Qaeda-supported rebels protected, and now they want a second terrorist organization, Hamas, protected too?  Am I missing something here?

By William EDWARDS – “AFP – Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Sunday the organisation will ask the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza, which Israel has pounded with air strikes in response to rocket fire.

Mussa told an emergency meeting of Arab League ambassadors that ‘the Arab bloc in the United Nations has been directed to ask for the convention of the Security Council to stop the Israeli aggression on Gaza and impose a no-fly zone.’

Israeli and Palestinian officials were on Sunday floating a ceasefire to end fighting in the coastal strip where Israeli air strikes have killed at least 18 people since Thursday.” Read more.

Al Qaeda Making a Comeback in Afghanistan

04/06/2011 Leave a comment

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG And JULIAN E. BARNES – “In late September, U.S. fighter jets streaked over the cedar-studded slopes of Korengal, the so-called Valley of Death, to strike a target that hadn’t been seen for years in Afghanistan: an al Qaeda training camp.

Among the dozens of Arabs killed that day, the U.S.-led coalition said, were two senior al Qaeda members, one Saudi and the other Kuwaiti. Another casualty of the bombing, according to Saudi media and jihadi websites, was one of Saudi Arabia’s most wanted militants. The men had come to Afghanistan to impart their skills to a new generation of Afghan and foreign fighters.

Even though the strike was successful, the very fact that it had to be carried out represents a troubling shift in the war. Nine years after a U.S.-led invasion routed almost all of al Qaeda’s surviving militants in Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden’s network is gradually returning.”  Read more.


Report: Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda Operatives in Brazil Planning Attacks Abroad

04/03/2011 Leave a comment

By Reuters – “Operatives from Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaida are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money and recruiting followers, a leading Brazilian news magazine reported on Saturday.

The report renews prior concerns about the nation serving as a hide-out for Islamic militants.

Veja magazine, in its online edition, reported that at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaida as well as the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas and two other organizations have been hiding out in the South American country.

The magazine said these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. The magazine cited Brazilian police and U.S. government reports, but did not give details on specific targets or operations.” Read more.


Arab Revolts Improve Al-Qaeda’s Strategic Position

04/01/2011 1 comment

By Brian Fairchild – “… Given the fact that Muslims are ousting America’s allies throughout the region, there is little doubt that al-Qaeda is pleased with these developments, and there can be no doubt that it is strategically benefiting from the chaos. A new report reveals that Osama bin Laden has been crisscrossing the area bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan for high-level meetings with key jihadi leaders. Intelligence officials speculate that his purpose is to develop a plan to take advantage of the Arab revolts.

So what benefits can al-Qaeda possibly get from the chaos? Well, to begin with, just a scant few weeks ago a wide swath of the Middle East was a dangerous combat zone where its members were hunted and killed. Now, it no longer has to worry about drone strikes or other counterterrorism operations conducted by either the U.S. or the governments of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, or Yemen. Rather, these areas have been transformed into virtual safe havens.”  Read more.

Latest al-Qaida Magazine Praises Arab Revolutions

03/31/2011 Leave a comment

Steve Emerson – “Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula released its fifth issue of Inspire Magazine, with a clear explanation of its views about upheaval in the Middle East and what that means for the organization’s aim to retake the Holy Land.

While uprisings in Bahrain, Egypt and elsewhere in the region have been peaceful, several articles in the issue stake the claim that such popular actions somehow validate al-Qaida’s violent ethos.

‘The cover of this issue is about the Tsunami of change that is sweeping the Arab world. With the removal of the despots, the ummah [nation] will speak its voice, and when it does, it will chant: Here we start and in al-Aqsa [Jerusalem] we’ll meet,’ says Yahya Ibrahim in the introductory article.” Read more.


Letter Claims Al Qaeda Planted 160 Nuclear Bombs Across the United States

03/30/2011 Leave a comment

Likely fake in my opinion.  If it claimed 1 or 2 that would be reasonable, but 160 is near impossible.

“CHICAGO (CBS 2) – The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.

People who got them called the FBI and CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau’s Chicago office is leading the investigation.

FBI Special Agent Andre Zavala said, ‘Yes, they alarmed a lot of people.’

Attorney Tracy Rizzo was alarmed. A number of days ago, an envelope, with a Chicago postmark and a hand-written address to her private investigations firm, came in the mail.”  Read more.

Intelligence on Libya Rebels Shows “Flickers” of Qaeda

03/29/2011 Leave a comment

By Missy Ryan and Susan Cornwell – “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Intelligence on the rebel forces battling Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has shown “flickers” of al Qaeda or Hezbollah presence, but there is still no detailed picture of the emerging Libyan opposition, NATO’s top operations commander said on Tuesday.

‘We are examining very closely the content, composition, the personalities, who are the leaders of these opposition forces,’ Admiral James Stavridis, who is NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and also the commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony at the U.S. Senate.”  Read more.

Claim: Al Qaeda Sets Up ‘Islamic Emirate’ in Eastern Libya

03/27/2011 Leave a comment

Daniel 11:43, “He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission.”

Al Qaeda says that they are practicing ‘true’ Islam as it is taught in the Qur’an.  Guess what the word “Islam” means?  Here is a hint.

“AL-QAEDA has set up an Islamic emirate in Derna, in eastern Libya, headed by a former US prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

However, residents in the city have told reporters there is no substance to these rumours, which they claim the Libyan government is sowing to ‘scare Europe’.

‘Al-Qaeda has established an emirate in Derna led by Abdelkarim al-Hasadi, a former Guantanamo detainee,’ Khaled Khaim said.

‘They have an FM radio station and have begun to impose the burqa’ (head-to-toe covering for women) and have ‘executed people who refuse to cooperate with them.’

Khaim said Hasadi has a lieutenant, ‘also a member of Al-Qaeda and named Kheirallah Baraassi’ in Al-Baida.”  Read more.

Libyan Rebel Commander Admits His Fighters Have al-Qaeda Links

03/26/2011 1 comment

Can’t say I’m surprised.

“By Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham – In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited ‘around 25’ men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are ‘today are on the front lines in Adjabiya’.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters ‘are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,’ but added that the ‘members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader’.

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad’s president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, ‘including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries’.”  Read more.

YouTube Employing Extra Staff to Tackle al-Qaeda Hate Videos

03/25/2011 Leave a comment

By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor in San Francisco, “YouTube, the video- sharing site owned by Google, is employing additional people to help review content before and after it goes live, following a spate of al-Qaeda videos which it was forced to take down.

Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, said that the company was ‘adding people to do reviews of videos’ as it is very hard algorithmically to monitor inappropriate comment. Talking to a small group of journalists at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, he went further and said that it was “impossible” to monitor 100 per cent of the content the site receives, which is why YouTube has to rely upon a mixture of algorithm-driven detection and its community to report inappropriate content.

The question whether YouTube needs to be more proactively edit the video-sharing site, to which 35 hours of content are uploaded to per minute, has come to the fore following the removal of several al-Qaeda videos which promoted violence.”  Read more.

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