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Saturday, August 23, 2008

2 Foreign journalists kidnapped in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout 27 (photo) a Canadian and Nigel a Australian by the Al-Shabaab Terrorist head hunters !













2 Foreign journalists kidnapped in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout a Canadian and Nigel a Australian by the Al-Shabaab Terrorist head hunters ! MOGADISHU, Somalia: Two foreign journalists were kidnapped in Somalia on Saturday, a government official said, and Somali citizens identified the hostages as freelance reporters from Australia and Canada. Ajos Nor, who works at Hotel Shamo in Mogadishu, where the two journalists were staying, said they did not return at 11 a.m Saturday. "We know that they didn't come back to their hotel. It was supposed to have been midday and now it's almost 10 in the evening, you know, that they have been missing, Omar Faruk Osman, secretary general of the National Union of Somali Journalists, said

Amanda Lindhout, 27, had recently arrived in the country with an Australian friend, a man who has also been kidnapped, her father, John Lindhout, told Global National in a telephone interview from his home in Sylvan Lake, Alta. Mr. Lindhout said his information has come from the Department of Foreign Affairs, which has been in contact with him throughout the day. By Saturday evening, the department had not yet publicly confirmed the kidnapped woman's identity, Amanda, see her photo above (God knows what the Al-Shabaab savages will do to this pretty female journalist).
SEE..... THE COLUMBIAN NEWSPAPER; IN OUR VIEW, INTERNET CENSOR (BILL WARNER); Wednesday, May 07, 2008. A Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site. Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator (www.wbipi.com ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to kataaib.net (Al-SHABAAB). Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities with other Internet companies, says kataaib.net supports an al-Qaida organization in Somalia (AL-SHABAAB), where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life.
Al-Shabaab has kidnapped journalist Amanda Lindhout, now what is your stance, "The Columbian Newspaper" ?.

Amanda Lindhout, who has been based in Baghdad, had been on a tour through Africa to put together freelance reports for a French television network. She had been hoping to sell her stories to Canadian broadcasters, as well. "I work with a team of professionals that I have hired locally, and I have packaged together several 2.5-min reports from Ethiopia and Kenya," Ms. Lindhout wrote to Global National in a recent e-mail. "Next week I am going to Somalia to report on the deteriorating security situation as well as the food crisis which has affected 2.6 million there."

Ms. Lindhout has also worked in Iraq as the Baghdad correspondent for an Iranian television broadcaster, but quit in May to work as a freelancer. The last entry on her Facebook social networking page, posted Friday, said, "Livin' it up in Mogadishu Somalia"


The reporters, their Somali driver and two Somali guards were abducted on the way to see people displaced by the violence in Mogadishu and now living outside the city, said Abdihakim Haji, the brother-in-law of Abdifatah Elmi, one of the two guards.

Haji said he knew about the abduction because it occurred while he was talking to Elmi on his cell phone during the trip to Elasha, about 18 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of Mogadishu. About halfway there, "I heard a voice ordering them to turn the car in a different direction," Haji said, recalling his last conversation he had with his brother-in-law.

"My brother, in a low tone, was trying not to answer my inquires, but made me understood that they were caught in a difficult situation. I realized that things had changed and then their voices disappeared," Haji said in a telephone interview from Mogadishu.

Abdi Haji Gobdon, a government spokesman, said Somalia's government was trying to find out where the journalists were being held captive. He could not identify them or confirm the information that Nor and Haji had provided.
"Once we get information where they are, we will take measures, be it force or negotiations. We will try to ensure the safety and release of the journalists," Gobdon told The Associated Press.

Journalists and humanitarian workers are frequently abducted for ransoms in Somalia, one of the world's poorest and most war-torn countries. Foreign and local workers generally travel in convoys heavily guarded by freelance militiamen. Saturday's reported abduction came during a period of widespread violence in Somalia.

In the worst attack, Islamic militants, Al-Shabaab, said Saturday they have seized control of Kismayo, Somalia's third largest city, after fighting that left about 70 people dead.

Al-Shabaab maintains a website in Vancouver WA, USA, that seeks additional recruits and solicits funds for it's terrorist activities, see
http://www.kataaib.net/shuhadada%2028-01-2008.html


SEE VIDEO; AL-SHABAAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO OSAMA BIN-LADEN, CLICK HERE.

Al-Shabaab's offical website is seen here, the translated website is see by clicking here, they solicit funds and recruit additional "fighters" online, the website is hosted in the USA by the Dotster Web Hosting Company in Vancouver WA. Al-Shabaab in Somalia is Al-Qaeda.

Dotster web hosting; DOTSTER INC

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Bill Warner
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CORPSES LITTER SOMALI PORT OF KISMAYU, AL-SHABAAB (AL-QAEDA) TERRORISTS IN CONTROL OF CITY. AL-SHABAAB HAS A WEBSITE HOSTED IN VANCOUVER WA.

Corpses litter Somali Port of Kismayu, Al-Shabaab terrorists in control of city 08/23/2008.

a). 70 killed in Somalia fighting
b).
Militia control key Somali port
c).
Rebels attack president's home
d).
Two ships seized off Somalia

Kismayu - Bodies littered the streets of this strategic southern port in Somalia on Saturday, a day after it was seized by Islamist rebels in fighting that killed at least 70 people.

The loss of Kismayu to the al-Shabaab insurgents was another blow for Somalia's interim government, which signed a peace deal with some opposition figures last week that has only seemed to stoke violence in the Horn of Africa nation.

"We are now collecting the corpses lying in the streets," resident Mohamed Farah, 55, told Reuters. "The town is calm today and we're busy burying the victims of the fighting. The Islamists are at the abandoned sea and air ports, and people here are hoping to reopen their businesses."

Since the start of last year, al-Shabaab rebels have been waging an Iraq-style insurgency of mortar attacks, roadside bombings and assassinations, targeting the fragile administration and its Ethiopian military allies. The artillery and gun battles that broke out on Wednesday around Kismayu were the heaviest in the area for months. Medical workers said at least 140 people had been wounded.

Unidentified aircraft
Fearful residents said large, unidentified aircraft had been flying over the area since then. "We don't know what will happen, but we are scared," said another local man, Hussein Ahmed, 35. It was not clear who sent the planes. The United States, which has launched air strikes inside Somalia in recent months, officially listed al-Shabaab earlier this year as a terrorist organisation with close ties to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.

Washington sees Somalia as a training ground for extremists and says that radical Islamist leaders have made much of it a safe haven for high level suspects, including the bombers of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a decade ago. The violence in Somalia has killed more than 8 000 civilians and uprooted 1 million since the beginning of 2007, when government forces backed by Ethiopian tanks and warplanes drove a sharia courts group out of the capital Mogadishu. On Monday, UN-led talks in Djibouti produced a tentative peace agreement between the government and some opposition figures. But the deal had already been rejected by al-Shabaab commanders and other opposition hardliners.

SEE VIDEO; AL-SHABAAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO OSAMA BIN-LADEN, CLICK HERE.

Al-Shabaab's offical website is seen here, the translated website is see by clicking here, they solicit funds and recruit additional "fighters" online, the website is hosted in the USA by the Dotster Web Hosting Company in Vancouver WA.
Al-Shabaab in Somalia is Al-Qaeda.
Dotster web hosting; DOTSTER INC

8100 NE Parkway Dr #300
Vancouver, WA 98662, USA
Abuse: abuse@dotster.com
legal@dotster.com
Phone 1-360-449-5985 or 1-360-449-5900

Many in Kismayu fear the pro-government clan militia that fled the town on Friday might soon try to regroup to retake it. "The capture of Kismayu by al-Shabaab may bring us a new disaster," Fatuma Mohamud, a local mother-of-four, told Reuters. "We're afraid our town will become like Mogadishu, where explosions and hit-and-run attacks are order of the day."


THE COLUMBIAN NEWSPAPER; IN OUR VIEW, INTERNET CENSOR (BILL WARNER); Wednesday, May 07, 2008A
Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site.

Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator (www.wbipi.com ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to kataaib.net (Al-SHABAAB). Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities with other Internet companies, says kataaib.net supports an al-Qaida organization in Somalia (AL-SHABAAB), where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life.

“There are groups like this one that associate with al-Qaida through Web sites that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism,” Warner said in a Tuesday Columbian story by Courtney Sherwood. “It’s not freedom of speech. This site (AL-SHABAAB) should not be hosted in Vancouver".

Certainly the world has changed since 9/11, and we don’t fault any citizen for being alert to signs of possible terrorism. But the line separating suspicion (and the alerting of authorities) from vigilantism and paranoia gets blurry fast, as it did in World War II when the U.S. government rounded up 120,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast and put them in camps, for fear they would assist the Axis countries. Dotster, which employs about 100 here and has clients worldwide, already works closely with the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies, says its CEO, Clint Page.

Dotster has more than 3 million domain names under its management, each with numerous Web pages. About once a week, Page told us, Dotster discovers one with questionable content, such as child pornography, anti-Semitism, credit card scams or possible terrorist sympathies. In other instances, authorities discover them first and come to Dotster.

Closing a site before the FBI has finished probing it might actually impede an investigation.“We have a close relationship with all law enforcement,” said Page, who in the late 1980s was vice president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council in Vancouver. “We routinely go to authorities with complaints.”Two of the most common, Page said, are child porn Web pages originating in the former Soviet Union and illegal gambling pages out of China.
Without subpoenas, Dotster is limited in what it may legally provide authorities, but, Page says, the company is as helpful as it may be under the law. With subpoenas, which it does get on occasion, Dotster provides even more information.“We cooperate as fully as we legally can as soon as we can,” he said. “A lot of times these Web sites are fleeting — shut down shortly after they are activated.”

Another problem with Warner’s approach is the danger of it leading to abuses. If Web service is denied because of protests from concerned citizens, what would be next after kataaib.net ? Political-advocacy pages? The ACLU? The National Rifle Association? Minor political parties?“We can’t just arbitrarily go in and shut down sites based on what someone finds offensive,” Page said.
Certainly a
Web page that is intended to inspire terrorism should be probed and be a candidate for closure. But the FBI or other experts should make that decision, with a judge if that’s required by law........... It’s not Warner’s call.



Bill Warner
Private Investigator
http://www.wbipi.com/

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bodies litter streets of Somali city, Al-Shabaab terrorist head hunters run wild and Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda) has a website hosted in Vancouver WA, USA.

Bodies litter streets of Somali city. Resident says there are 6 bodies in front of her home. Violence comes after Islamic group Al-Shabaab takes port city of Kismayo.


(CNN) -- Bodies littered the streets of the third largest city in Somalia on Friday after Islamic fighters took control of the city, residents said. Fighters from the armed Islamic group Al Shabaab took control of Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia of 700,000, after fighting between tribal militias. Kismayo is 28 miles southwest of Somalia's capital of Mogadishu.
Halimo Mohamed Hassan, a mother in Kismayo's Alaney neighborhood, said six bodies were in front of her house.

"Kismayu is under our control. We overpowered them and concluded the fighting," Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, the al-Shabaab spokesman, told Reuters by telephone. Since the start of last year, al-Shabaab rebels have been waging an Iraq-style insurgency of mortar attacks, roadside bombings and assassinations, targeting the fragile interim administration and its Ethiopian military allies. This year, Washington officially listed al-Shabaab as a terrorist organisation with close ties to al Qaeda.

The United States sees Somalia as a training ground for extremists and says radical Islamist leaders have made much of it a safe haven for high level suspects, including the bombers of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a decade ago.

SEE VIDEO; AL-SHABAAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO OSAMA BIN-LADEN, CLICK HERE.

Al-Shabaab in Somalia is Al-Qaeda. "Defeat the Ethiopian crusaders, and their apostate brethren (the USA) and who ever stands in their ranks. Source: http://www.kataaib.net/ (official Al-shabaab Al mujahideen website).

Translated By : Abo Bilaal for www.abushabaab.wordpress.com Contact us @ Abushabaab@googlemail.com

Al-Shabaab's offical website is seen here, the translated website is seen by clicking here, they solicit funds and recruit additional "fighters" online, the website is hosted in the USA by the; Dotster Web Hosting Company in Vancouver WA.

Dotster web hosting; DOTSTER INC

8100 NE Parkway Dr #300 Vancouver, WA 98662, USA

Abuse: abuse@dotster.com legal@dotster.com

Phone 1-360-449-5985 or 1-360-449-5900

Mosque, market become 'human butcher houses'
MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- Heavy shelling struck Somalia's capital city on Thursday, leaving pools of blood around a neighborhood mosque, a devastated market and 11 civilians dead, according to witnesses and a local journalist

Many of the dead were preparing for prayers at the Abu Hureyra mosque, which was packed with worshippers, according to Sheikh Abdullahi Omar, whose leg was wounded by shrapnel fro the al-Shabaab terrorists.


"Body parts of the worshippers are scattered all over," he said. Local photo journalist Hassan Ahmed Haji rushed to the the mosque after the apparent mortar shell blast and saw six bodies. He said it was a frightening scene.
Mogadishu's main market also came under attack, as vendors fled for their lives amid a continuous barrage of shelling that left five dead, witnesses told Haji.

"Bakaraha market has turned into a human butcher house today," said Hawa Hamud Abdi, a meat trader who survived the attack. She said a mother and child were among those killed. She spoke as mortar shells and artillery fire rained down on the market.

Clashes between Islamic insurgents of the Al-Shabaab and Somali and Ethiopian soldiers (backed by the USA) also raged around Suuqa Holaha, a neighborhood in northeast Mogadishu. Fighting also continued in Folarensa junction, an intersection near the presidential palace.

"From 9 a.m. this morning, the fighting has intensified, with both sides using a lot of heavy guns including anti-aircraft guns," she said. "My children and I took cover under our beds and we stayed for three hours, till the situation subsided."

Hassan said heavily-armed Islamist militias remained on the streets, and the rival clan militia are rumored to have left the city in defeat. "There is (a) very harsh humanitarian crisis in the city," said Ali Bashi Abdullahi Igal, head of Fanole human rights group. "The fighting has displaced more than 5,500 people from the city."

Fifteen civilians were killed on Friday, he said, including a mother and her two children, ages 3 and 5, who were crushed in their house when it collapsed under heavy anti-aircraft fire. More than 70 people were killed and 168 wounded in three days of heavy fighting between Al Shabaab and tribal militias. "We are condemning this inhumane acts of violence," Igal said. "Both sides have breached the international laws."

There is a lack of medical care for the wounded, with only one doctor and two nurses at the city's only operational hospital, he said. Civilians are "suffering at the hospital," Igal said.




Bill Warner
Private Investigator
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Trio held over threat to assassinate PM Gordon Brown posted on al-ekhlaas site 1/24/08, al-ekhlass shut down in Tampa 1/28/08 by Tribune a Bill Warner

From Telegraph Online August 23/08; Three Muslim men arrested over threat to assassinate Gordon Brown.

The death threats by the 3 Muslim men appeared on the http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ terror website Jan 24th 2008. The same terror website was shut down in Tampa Fl on Jan 28th 2008 by the Tampa Tribune and Private Investigator Bill Warner see here.

The terror website is currently active at http://www.alekhlaas.info/forum/ a translated version of the Arabic terror site can be seen here.

Three Muslim men arrested under terrorism legislation are being questioned over internet threats to kill Gordon Brown and the former Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of the men being questioned by police in Manchester is suspected of posting a death threat on a recognised jihadi website and styling himself Sheikh Umar Rabie al-Khalaila, leader of al-Qaeda in Britain. The message, written in English, appeared only briefly on January 24th, 2008. The website http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ was shut down in Tampa Fl, USA on Jan 28th, 2008. The three arrested are British-born Muslims of Asian origin (Pakistani).


The threats appeared on the http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ website, which has been used by al-Qaeda and is monitored by intelligence agencies, in January. They warned of a wave of suicide attacks in Britain and against British interests around the world unless the group’s demands for a withdrawal from Iraq and the release of Muslim prisoners were met.

Anti-terror teams have spent months investigating the warnings on a recognised jihadi website, www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum posted by a group calling itself 'Al Qaeda in Britain'.The 'Al Qaeda in Britain' message with threats to kill PM Gordon Brown, written in English, appeared only briefly on January 24th, 2008 because the website http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ was shut down in Tampa Fl, USA on Jan 28th, 2008 by the Tampa Tribune and private investigator Bill Warner see story on Jihad Watch click here and then see follow up story in the Tampa Tribune click here . The same website www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum was then shut down in Phoenix Arizona on Feb 1st 2008 by the Arizona Republic Newspaper and private investigator Bill Warner, see story posted on Jihad Watch click here.

Twice the week of Feb 1st 2008, , al-Qaida websites have been taken off the Internet by Web hosts after being notified by local newspapers. An al-Qaida related site was shut down Monday by Tampa, Florida-based Noc4Hosts after it received a call from Tampa Tribute ( www.tampatrib.com ) reporter Howard Altman. Internet security specialist Paul Henry discovered the new al-Qaida encryption program hosted at http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ On Wednesday, Phoenix, Arizona-based Web hosting provider CrystalTech Web Hosting (http://www.crystaltech.com/ ) took down an al-Qaida website after being notified by The Arizona Republic (http://www.azcentral.com/). The site was reportedly being used by al-Qaida to recruit car bombers, promote war on the West and provide a forum for Islamic militants to plot an assassination of PM Gordon Brown. The website, http://www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/ , offers forum discussions about weapons, explosives and propaganda, often playing out like a resource for terrorists, reports The Arizona Republic.

Detectives have been investigating the background to the posting and arrested three men last week in an operation run by Greater Manchester Police’s counter-terrorism unit. The three detainees are aged 21, 22 and 23 and all come from Blackburn, Lancashire, where extensive searches have been carried out.

One man was detained in the Accrington area and the other two were arrested at at Manchester airport before they could board a flight to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. The Times understands that British police are concerned about the potential link to militants in Scandinavia and travelled to Finland earlier this week to carry out further inquiries.

The internet threats were reported earlier this year and the full text of the posting, which originally appeared in Arabic, has since been obtained. It was headed: "Statement of the Leader of al-Qaeda in Britain, Sheikh Umar Rabie al-Khalaila” and began by offering “a truce to the British government”. The author of the document demanded “a complete withdrawal of the British troops from Afghanistan and Iraq” and the release of “all Muslim captives from Belmarsh prison”.

It specifically named the extremist clerics Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza al-Masri as two inmates who should be freed. The courts have since ordered the release on bail of Abu Qatada who is now living under a 22-hour curfew in west London. The statement then added: "If the British government fails to respond to our demands by the last day of March 2008 as they fail to answer to the truce of our Sheikh Osama bin Laden... then the Martyrdom seekers of the organisation of al-Qaeda in Britain will target all the political leaders especially Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and we will also target all Embassies, Crusaders Centres and their Interests through out the country, with the help of Allah.” The author then signed off: "Finally, all praise is to Allah. Umar Rabie al-Khalaila. The leader of Al-Qaeda in Britain.”

TAMPA; Local Firm Removes Jihadi Web Site http://www.al-ekhlass.net/forum By HOWARD ALTMAN The Tampa Tribune Published: January 28, 2008. A Tampa Web-hosting company has taken down a Web site used by al-Qaida for communicating in secret and hiding files from investigators. The company, Noc4Hosts, took the action Monday after it was informed about the site by The Tampa Tribune. Noc4Hosts, at 400 N. Tampa St., is in an office building that also rents space to the Tampa district of the U.S. attorney's office.

The Web site http://www.al-ekhlass.net/forum/ includes a graphic interface program that is of special interest to those who monitor jihadi activity. Known as "Mujahideen Secrets 2," it allows for encryption of messages and files. Steve Eschweiler said he took down the site, which was at www.alekhlaas.info/forum , after a call from the Tribune. He would not say whether he has been contacted by investigators about the site. "If it is not immediately taken down, there is a reason for that, but I can't really say anything more than that without disclosing information," Eschweiler said. "Read between the lines. We are as American as anyone."

Typically, Alshech says, al-Qaida and other jihadi groups perform their most sensitive communications without using the Internet because it isn't secure enough for them. Mujahideen Secrets 2 is the second generation of a graphical user interface that is as simple to use as Windows, said Paul Henry of Ocala, an Internet security specialist who first discovered the program. Law enforcement has taken a great interest in the program, he said.

"It was understood that law enforcement cracked the code for the original version of this program and were able to read e-mails and, just as importantly, stored files," Henry said. "Now, with this new program, where they corrected the deficiencies, it makes it more difficult for law enforcement."

The Web site http://www.alekhlass.net/forum/ , he said, is extremely popular. "When I looked at it, it had a counter that said it has had 17 million visits." The U.S. attorney's office would not comment on the site, the encryption program or whether an investigation is under way.

The Web site often used by al-Qaida is of great concern, according to A. Aaron Weisburd, who runs the Internet Haganah, a Web site dedicated to hunting and disrupting jihadi Internet communications. Intelligence investigators describe the site as "arguably the single most important al-Qaida Web site currently in operation," Weisburd says. The site was registered on January 22, 2006, by a man named Peterson Hoffman in Amman, Jordan.

Though Eschweiler shut down the Web site, the information is still available online. Another version, with a different Web address, is being hosted by a company in Phoenix (that site was shut down on Feb 2nd 2008 by the Arizona Republic newspaper and Private Investigator Bill Warner see story click here,) he said.


Bill Warner Private Investigator

Thursday, August 21, 2008

McCain's offices in Colorado, N.H. receive mail threats, white powder shows up, US Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service says white powder and a threat were received at Sen. John McCain's office in Centennial today.
"We have people responding," said Special Agent Malcolm Wiley. "We have no reports that anyone has been hurt."

MORE SODIUM CYANIDE SHOWING UP, LIKE WHAT THE SOMALI HAD IN THE DENVER HOTEL ? August 15th 2008, Terror Probe in Case of Somali-Born Man Found Dead of Cyanide Poisoning in Denver Hotel ....FBI terrorism experts are investigating whether the death of Somali-born Canadian citizen, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, whose body was found Monday in a Denver hotel room with about a pound of extremely toxic sodium cyanide — is connected to the upcoming Democratic National Convention."I don't see how anybody could do anything but look into the possibility that this is a potential terrorist attack," Dr. Andrew Ternay told CBS 4 News in Denver.

Authorities also say a similar letter was sent to a McCain office in Manchester, N.H. where police and fire department personnel responded to the scene.
It wasn't immediately known whether the New Hampshire letter also contained a powder, said Jeff Sadosky, a spokesman with McCain's national campaign office in Arlington, Va.

In Colorado, Andy Lyons with South Metro Fire said the building in the 6300 block of South Racine Circle has been evacuated and that a Hazmat team has gone into the offices to try to determine what the powder might be.

A spokesman for the McCain campaign said an employee at the Centennial office opened an envelope containing a threatening letter and an unknown amount of powder at about 3 p.m.

"The campaign immediately notified local and federal law-enforcement authorities, evacuated the office and our staff is taking all necessary precautions and is being looked at by health care professionals," said Jeff Sadosky, a spokesman at the McCain campaign's national headquarters in Virginia.

Sadosky did not have any word on the condition of the employees. He estimated that somewhere between five and 10 people were in the office at the time. Lyons said he didn't know the size of the envelope or whether the mail was addressed specifically to McCain.

"Our guys did not find any powder. There were maybe a couple of grains of something inside an envelope and they had to kind of work to get a sample," Lyon said. Seven people drove themselves to Sky Ridge Medical Center, but none showed any symptoms of exposure to a toxic substance, hospital spokeswoman Linda Watson to the Associated Press.

Lyons said 12 people were quarantined outside the Colorado office, including three police officers, two firefighters and seven civilians. The threat comes four days before the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

TAMPA BAY MAD DOG SERIAL RAPIST CAUGHT RIGOBERTO MORON MARTINEZ OF WIMAUMA FL IS A ILLEGAL ALIEN HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED TWICE BEFORE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.




TAMPA BAY SERIAL RAPIST CAUGHT, RIGOBERTO MORON MARTINEZ IS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WHO HAD BEEN ARRESTED TWICE BEFORE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. UPDATE All three rape suspects arrested; A serial rapist gang that has been terrorizing the Tampa Bay area has finally been caught and besides the State of Florida Felony charges see HERE Rigoberto Moron Martinez is on hold by ICE, Immigration Customs Enforcement, Div. of Homeland Security, this dirtbag is an illegal alien, his resident alien card is counterfeit.

Rigoberto Moron Martinez had been arrested twice before in Hillsborough County for driving with no valid drivers license and yet on these two previous occasions it appears ICE did not get involved in checking his legal status in the USA, subsequently at least 3 women were abducted, tied up with duct tape and raped at gunpoint, two teenage victims were able to escape this mad man and his 2 pals, and this all happened in the months of July & August . 

Prior arrest record of Rigoberto Moron Martinez DOB 11/17/87, height 5' 8" and 250 lbs, for no valid drivers license and BATTERY (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) on 8/05/08 at SUN CITY CENTER BL /PEBBLE BEACH BL N and a another prior arrest on 4/26/07 at COLLEGE AV E /21ST ST SE for no valid drivers license, he had been employed as a welder at BIG BEND APOLLO BEACH FL. 

Hillsborough County deputies have announced a second and third arrest in what they call a reign of terror that included two rapes in Apollo Beach on Saturday August 16th. Jose Walle, 13, of Wimauma, and Vincente Reyes-Carbajal, 20, of Ruskin, were arrested after a chase that included the two carjacking a vehicle, Col. Gary Terry said. "There is no doubt in my mind they would have continued this reign of terror," Terry said. In the Apollo Beach incident, the 13-year-old racked his gun and discussed killing the women, Terry said. Walle is a self-reported "Latin Life" gang member. He has "LL" tattooed on his face and reported as a runaway in recent months. Deputies say the case is far from over. 

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has put a hold on Martinez because they believe his resident alien card is counterfeit, Terry said. Warrants will be issued Friday for all three in connection with an attack Aug. 3 at a St. Petersburg restaurant, St. Petersburg Police Department spokesman Bill Proffitt said today. Walle and Reyes-Carbajal will be charged with robbery; Martinez will be charged with robbery and rape, he said. Investigators say Martinez may have traveled for welding work around the state and believe it's possible other crimes may have been committed by him in South Florida or Central Florida.

Sheriff's officials in Hillsborough County say they've arrested one man in connection with the robbery, abduction and rape of two women leaving an Apollo Beach restaurant, the "Docks", early Saturday August 16th. Rigoberto Moron Martinez, 20, 1425 Zulia St., in Ruskin, was charged with eight counts of sexual battery, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed kidnapping and one count of grand theft auto for his role in the early Saturday attack at the "Docks'. 

Around mid July, Martinez got a part-time job cleaning the kitchen at the "Table", a Latin-themed restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg. Joe Moledo, the manager, said Martinez lasted seven days. "I would find him in different places in the restaurant he had no business being," Moledo said. Martinez walked out upset, leaving the kitchen dirty, when he got his first paycheck. A week later, Martinez came to pick up $100 that was owed to him and one of the kitchen workers told the manager that Martinez had a gun in a holster. "Right away I wondered what would a guy like that be doing with a gun," Moledo said. 

Around 3 a.m. Aug. 3, police said, Martinez and his two associates entered the restaurant through a back door when an employee opened it to take out the trash. They bound one employee with duct tape and Martinez raped another one, police said. They took a computer and about $2,000 in cash. The next day, Moledo said, he told St. Petersburg police his hunch about Martinez. He gave them a copy of the suspect's driver's license and Social Security card. (It is not clear where these documents came from; Col. Terry said Martinez may have had a fake resident alien card.) 


But Martinez was not immediately charged in the case. "I gave the police this guy on a silver platter," Moledo said. "Who makes the decision?" One day after that, August 5th, Martinez was arrested in Hillsborough County on a domestic-violence charge (see police report listed above). He was released the next day on bail. Then, at the Docks bar Saturday, August 16th, in Apollo Beach, two women were kidnapped, bound with duct tape, raped, threatened with death and left near Interstate 75. All three of the men are charged in that case with eight counts of sexual battery. 

Then the crimes became a big story. With high media attention, investigators were flooded with tips. They chased down Martinez around 9 p.m Wednesday in Wimauma. As deputies closed in, Walle and Reyes-Carbajal carjacked and beat a construction worker who was talking on the phone to his family in Mexico, authorities said. They took off in his Kia Sephia but were caught about an hour later. At Thursday's news conference, Col. Terry said there may be more suspects. And more victims. "The case is far from over," he said. "I assure you that." 

According to an arrest affidavit, Martinez and two other men approached a 24-year-old woman outside The Docks, a bar at 6520 U.S. 41 N, around 3:30 a.m Aug 16th and demanded her purse at gunpoint. Soon after, the second victim - a 31-year-old woman - exited the restaurant and the men forced both women into the 24-year-old's truck. They went for a drive and returned to the bar, where two of the men forced entry into the bar and stole $300 from the register.

Back in the truck and hands bound with duct tape, the women were driven to an unknown location and raped. the affidavit shows. They were put back in the truck and driven to another location, where the 31-year-old woman was raped again. Deputies say they captured an ATM surveillance camera photo showing Martinez trying to withdraw money from one of the victim's bank accounts just moments after the attacks.

 
Martinez was also charged in connection with two incidents that occurred last month, including a July 19 incident where investigators say he approached a pair of 17-year-old girls walking on U.S. 41 and Elsberry Road at gunpoint, then grabbed them by their necks and led them to a vacant parking lot. The girls started screaming, and Martinez ran away, deputies said.

He was also charged in connection with a robbery and rape that took place early on July 3. In that case, an arrest report shows Martinez was one of two men who forced open the door of a Gibsonton home, aimed a gun at a man's head there and took a 23-year-old woman from the shower before raping her in the bedroom. Martinez and the other man left the home with an armful of stolen goods. One of the victim's was left bound by duct tape.


Bill Warner
Private Investigator

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

COURT CAN USE GEORGIA TECH STUDENT'S (SYED HARIS AHMED) JIHAD STATEMENT, HE WAS GOING TO BOMB CDC IN ATLANTA

Court can use Georgia Tech student’s jihad statement, Ruling in Syed Haris Ahmed case is victory for prosecutors; By BILL RANKIN The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Atlanta terrorism defendant Syed Haris Ahmed’s statements that he considered planning a terrorist attack and dying a martyr waging jihad can be used against him at trial, a judge has ruled.


Handing federal prosecutors a major victory, U.S. Magistrate Gerrilyn Brill rejected arguments that the former Georgia Tech student was coerced by agents into making the statements.

Ahmed and co-defendant, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, of Roswell, are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Both have pleaded not guilty and are being held without bond. Their trial dates have yet to be set.


During a trip to (Toronto) Canada the same year, Ahmed told agents, he met with “brothers” and discussed attacking oil refineries, a military base or the satellite system that controls the global positioning system.

The members of the Toledo Terror cell were Khaleel Ahmed his cousin Zubair Ahmed both of Chicago and the 3 men from Toledo, Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27 , who now face maximum sentences of life in prison. Also linked to the cell are the two men from Atlanta, Syed Harris Ahmed and Ehsaanul Sadequee who had planned to truck bomb the CDC in Atlanta and who directly link to the Toronto cell were 14 men are currently on trial for a terror bomb plot.

About 11 hours of tape recordings of the interviews were played during hearings early this year. They portray Ahmed as an impressionable, soft-spoken student transfixed by Internet sites and chat rooms that were popular with extremists and promoted the annihilation of the enemies of Islam.

In one sobering exchange, Ahmed told agents he had thought about committing a terrorist act here (ATLANTA CDC). “My intentions were to do something in America,” he said. “Yes, attack.”

SEE; TERRORISTS SYED AHMED AND EHSANUL SADEQUEE PLANNED TRUCK BOMBING AT CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) ATL "PURE AIRBORNE, MAN" SMALLPOX & 1 MILL DEAD

His appointed attorney, Jack Martin, has noted that Ahmed never committed a violent act or developed a specific plan to carry one out. Martin contended Ahmed was coerced into making the statements by agents who used psychological tactics, such a threats of arrests and promises of leniency. The agents also preyed on Ahmed’s deeply held Muslim faith, Martin said, calling the statements involuntary.

In a 64-page ruling issued Monday, Brill disagreed. “Although [Ahmed] was deeply religious, he was also 21 years old, intelligent and had been interviewed by law enforcement twice before,” Brill wrote. “There is nothing … to suggest that [Ahmed’s] will was critically affected by the agents’ various appeals to his Muslim beliefs and there is nothing inherently coercive about such tactics.”

Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, moved to the United States with his parents when he was 12. At the time of his arrest, Ahmed was a Georgia Tech engineering student working part-time at a perfume shop.

Authorities had come to suspect Ahmed and Sadequee were behind the videos of various Washington-area buildings found on the computer of Younis Tsouli.
Tsouli, who called himself Irhabi (Arabic for “terrorist”) 007, is imprisoned for terrorism-related crimes in England. Agents later confirmed that Ahmed and Sadequee made those videos during a trip to the nation’s capital in April 2005.
But in March 2006, with intelligence drying up, authorities confronted Ahmed to see if it was true and to gain his cooperation.

Although Ahmed called the amateurish videos “stupid,” he admitted they could be used for “some kind of terrorist act.” “We could be spies for the people over there,” Ahmed told the agents, referring to extremists overseas. “It’s like, uh, thrilling to be undercover and stuff like that.”

Bill Warner Private Investigator
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Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla Criticized, Local Bondsman Says "They've Made A Circus Out Of This!"

Bounty Hunter Criticized, Local Bondsman Says "They've Made A Circus Out Of This!", Casey was called a "Punk" on CNN's Nancy Grace.

Local bondsman John Vonachen is disgusted with the way the Padillas are handling the case. Despite the concerted efforts of a famous bounty hunter and a mysterious California bail bondsman, questions remain about whether or not she will be bailed out at all. Celebrity bounty hunter Leonard Padilla arrived in Orlando with promises of freeing Casey, but as of Wednesday 8/20/08 AM she remained behind bars.

Despite the concerted efforts of a famous bounty hunter and a mysterious California bail bondsman, questions remain about whether or not she will be bailed out at all. Channel 9 has learned that Tampa-based Al Estes Bail Bonds is involved in efforts to release Casey from the Orange County jail. Their slogan is "We'll put your feet back on the street."

Casey's freedom from jail rests with a mysterious bail bondsman from California who does not want to show his face. Sacramento bail bondsman Tony Padilla, whose bounty hunter uncle Leonard has been handling public and media relations related to Casey, told Channel 9 on Tuesday that completing a transfer bond from California to Florida is turning out more complicated than first expected.

Tampa bondsman Al Estes registered with the Orange County jail last Friday, to handle bonds of up to $500,000. The paperwork documents a deal between Estes and the Padillas' Houston Texas-based insurance company. There could be a snag involving Estes' insurance company. "They need to make sure that the agent here in Florida was not going to be held responsible if something happened to the bond," explained Orlando bail bondsman John Vonachen.

He is disgusted with the way the Padillas are handling the case. "They've taken the focus off of where it should be, and that's on Caylee. They've made a circus out of this," said John. Channel 9 also learned that the Padillas are trying to get a judge to add a global positioning system (GPS) ankle monitor to the terms of Casey's bond. This is to protect them even more against financial risk. As it is now, Casey would already have to wear an electronic proximity monitor if she is released.

The Anthony family's emotions are running very high. During Monday night's edition of Nancy Grace on CNN, Casey was called a punk. After the program, Casey's mother Cindy Anthony confronted the crew off camera.

We're also hearing that Al Estes could be backing out of the bond deal but we have not been able to confirm that through his company, and he has not returned our calls.


Bill Warner
Private Investigator

Twin car bombings hit Algerian hotel, barracks in Bouira near Hotel Sofia.

Deadly bombings hit Algerian town; Eleven people have been killed and 31 injured by twin car bombs near a hotel and a barracks in Bouira, south east of the Algerian capital, state media say. Witnesses said the blasts went off in quick succession.

The attacks come one day after a car bomb killed 43 people and injured a further 38 at a police college near Boumerdes, east of Algiers.

A car laden with explosives went off at about 6 a.m. in front of the Bouira sector military command, injuring four soldiers, according to APS. It was followed a minute later by a second bombing against the nearby Hotel Sofi, Bouira's largest, witnesses said. That attack killed 11 people and wounded 27 others.

SEE ALSO
Bombing kills dozens in Algeria 19 Aug 08 Africa
Algeria city hit by suicide bomb 10 Aug 08 Africa

In recent months Algeria has suffered regular attacks blamed on Islamist insurgents linked to al-Qaeda. The country has been rebuilding with the help of oil and gas profits after a brutal civil conflict in which Islamist militants led an insurgency against state security forces.

Wednesday's bombs went off near the Hotel Sofi and the military headquarters in Bouira, which is about 100km (62 miles) from Algiers, state media reported. The blast at the hotel hit a nearby passenger bus, reports said. One of the bombs ripped off the front of the military headquarters, and the blasts could be heard in a radius of several hundred metres, witnesses said.

Just a day earlier, a suicide car bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the entrance of a paramilitary police college in Issers, near Boumerdes, about 50km (31 miles) east of Algiers.

Previous bombings have been claimed by the North African branch of al-Qaeda, known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
which was formed from the remnants of Algeria's insurgency and was previously known as the Salafist Group for Call and Combat.


Bill Warner, Private Investigator

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko killing appears linked to used car scam at Universal Auto World LI














Is NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko's killing linked to the financial scheme that was operating out of two Lawrence car dealerships -- uncovered during a murder probe of one of the used car salesmen --they helped drug dealers, pimps and gang members buy luxury cars and keep their names off motor vehicle records, it's a highly active investigation, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

The scheme operated out of Universal Auto World and Victory Toyota, Rice said. Ten managers and salesmen and Universal Auto have been charged. Most defendants, including the dealership, were charged with scheme to defraud and grand larceny, as well as other charges. Nassau police began probing the dealerships after the Jan. 11th 2007 shooting death of Collin Thomas, a salesman at Universal Auto.

Rice's office is also investigating a link between the Thomas slaying and a car stolen from another Five Towns dealership that was used in the July 9th 2007 shooting of two New York City police officers, Herman Yan and Russel Timoshenko who was killed. Thomas' death remains unsolved."This investigation started with a murder and eventually led the police department and my office into a tangled web of financial schemes and bogus identities,"

Detectives are investigating possible links between the men accused of gunning down two Brooklyn cops (photos above) and an alleged million-dollar scam at a Long Island auto dealership. Officers Timoshenko and Herman Yan pulled over a black BMW sport utility vehicle at 2:30 am in Brooklyn on July 9 2007 after noticing that the license plate did not match the vehicle. As the officers approached the stolen SUV on foot, its occupants opened fire, shooting Timoshenko in the face and throat and Yan in the arm and torso. Timoshenko was instantly brain-damaged and paralyzed from the neck down; after five days in a coma, he died. Yan lost so much blood that he required surgery.

Timoshenko-slay suspect's damaging one-way ticket to trouble; By Scott Shifrel DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, July 18th 2008, A one-way street could land an accused cop killer a one-way ticket - to prison. Ex-con Lee Woods was telling Brooklyn detectives he had nothing to do with shooting Officer Russel Timoshenko last year when the map-challenged perp slipped up, a detective testified Thursday. Woods said he was in a second car following pals Dexter Bostic aka Bostick and Robert Ellis in their black BMW SUVwhen they were pulled over on Rogers Ave., Detective Louis Yaro said at a hearing in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Woods said he proceeded to the next corner where he made a U-turn and drove back past the BMW and the police car," Yaro said. "He sat at the opposite corner to watch what was going on." Woods heard shots, saw Timoshenko's partner Herman Yan fire at the BMW and then he drove off, he told Yaro, but he made a crucial navigational gaffe.

While probing the murder of car salesman Collin Thomas outside the showroom of Universal Auto World in Lawrence, L.I., in January 2007, cops unraveled what they said was the massive scam at the dealership. The luxury models, including Maseratis and Aston Martins, were allegedly sold or transferred under the table to individuals who didn't want cars in their real names. Nassau County Police Lt. Kevin Smith said his department and city cops were investigating if accused cop shooters Dexter Bostic and Robert Ellis knew Thomas and were part of the scam.

Bostic aka Bostick worked as a car salesman at Five Towns Mitsubishi, just up the road from Universal on Burnside Avenue in Inwood. Ellis, who lived with Bostic, also may have once worked at Five Towns. "We're investigating any links between these people," Smith said. Collin Thomas had worked at Five Towns Chrysler, across the street, for several years before joining Universal Auto World. Thomas, 27, a father of two, was shot in the back as he closed up for the night on Jan. 11 2007.

As part of the homicide probe, Nassau County police raided the Universal Auto World dealership, owned by auto czar Michael Oshry, and Oshry's Hewlett Harbor home and seized business records. Cops found banking records were sent to the house, though the state requires such files be kept at businesses, according to court papers filed in a civil forfeiture action by the Nassau district attorney. "The dealership knew what was going on," an investigator said. Oshry's lawyer, William Petrillo, said his client "has not engaged in any criminal activity."

Thomas' fiancée, Cindy Heron, 21, said he was popular and successful. "All his customers loved him," she said. Universal shut its doors June 22, 2007 and liquidated its assets.

Cops say Bostic and Ellis were in a black BMW SUV that Bostic had taken from the Mitsubishi lot when they fired at Officers Herman Yan and Russel Timoshenko. Dexter Bostic, who shot Timoshenko, was arrested for rape, assault, and robbery at age 16; after spending nine years behind bars, he was convicted again for an armed robbery committed less than a year after his release from prison. Yet he was back on the street in 2004 after a mere three years in jail, and he has apparently been continuing his crime spree.
Robert Ellis, who shot Yan, was convicted as a teenager of rape and sodomy. The driver of the stolen SUV, Lee Woods, also began his criminal career as a teen, serving time for possession of a loaded gun and assault on an officer. He continued his violence in jail against prison guards and other inmates. Russel Timoshenko, 23, (photo above) died while on life support at Kings County Hospital from the injuries he suffered when he and his partner stopped the stolen black SUV in Brooklyn, according to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
AMONG THOSE CHARGED ARE ;
Universal Auto Sales, LLC DBA Universal Auto World, located at 711 Burnside Avenue in Lawrence, is charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. It is represented by Joseph Gentile, Esq.

Christ Tsiropoulos, 38, of Bellmore is the former general manager and co-owner of Universal Auto Sales, LLC. He was arrested in December 4, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Steven Singer, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Nazeem Mohamed, 43, of Richmond Hill was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and five counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Nick Marino Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Haimraj Prashad, 38, of Jamaica, Queens was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and four counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Rovshan Sharov, Esq. He is facing a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator

AL-QAEDA TERRORISTS PLOT TO POISON WATER SUPPLY (NYC) AROUND THE USA IN TIME FOR DNC IN DENVER CO.

String of Security Threats Have Federal Investigators on Alert for Attacks Tuesday, August 19, 2008 By Catherine Herridge FOX NEWS; WASHINGTON — Just two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention a string of security scares have federal investigators working to downplay potential terrorist threats.

Almost two weeks ago, a jihadist Web site posted a call to poison a major city's water supply. The posting, reportedly discovered Aug. 9 on a site favored by Al Qaeda. called for an attack on "atheist Europe," a reference that some terror watchers believe represents Western nations in general. Just days later a Canadian immigrant was found dead in a Denver hotel room with a pound of cyanide, only blocks away from the site of the Democratic National Convention.

See Also; Saleman Abdirahman Dirie "He was unemployed, he had no money". Whoever gave him $1,400.00 for hotel room also gave him cyanide. Denver Terror Probe.

See Also; AAFIA SIDDIQUI MANY LINKS TO US TERROR PLOTS INCLUDES POISONING NYC WATER RESERVOIRS WITH ANTHRAX.

Both cases have mobilized federal investigators into action, although they say that neither case carries any real terror threat. One U.S. official confirmed intelligence analysts are reviewing the Web posting, but said it appeared to be a garden-variety threat the intelligence community sees from time to time.


ALSO SEE, SAME PLOT SAME TOWN DIFFERENT DATE; DENVER Feds Arrest Al Qaeda Suspects With Plans to Poison Water Supplies Tuesday, July 30, 2002 By Carl Cameron. Federal officials have arrested two Al Qaeda terror suspects in the U.S. with documents in their possession about how to poison the country's water supplies, Fox News has learned. The first case involves James Ujaama, 36, who surrendered to the FBI last week in Denver. Sources say they found documents about water poisoning among several other terrorism-related documents in his Denver residence.

The FBI also said that it continues to investigate the case of 29-year-old Saleman Abdirahman Dirie of Ottawa, but the Dirie case may not lead anywhere. The key witness with all the answers — Dirie himself — is dead after investigators say he ingested a concoction of the chemical and water.


Terror Probe in Case of Somali-Born Man Found Dead of Cyanide Poisoning in Denver Hotel

FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright told FOX News that the bureau knows where Dirie got the cyanide, but she said releasing the details now could hinder their investigation.


Wright said that there is “no information [tying] him to the Democratic convention later this month in Denver or to terrorism.” At this time, no one is linking the discovery of cyanide in Denver, to the Web posting. But the incidents have sent up red flags, and made some question the bizarre timing of the two.

The U.S. official commenting about the water-supply threat added it appeared to be in the “aspirational” category — in other words, it is an effort to encourage like-minded followers to execute their own operations in the name of Al Qaeda.
Last month government officials quietly stepped up counterterror efforts because of their growing concern that Al Qaeda or similar groups might try to capitalize on high-profile events like the Olympics
and the upcoming conventions. For a would-be terrorist planning a strike, the Web threat provided tips on how to carry out an attack, counseling operating in small groups to avoid detention. According to one security expert, some jihadists favor smaller, less-elaborate attacks that have a greater chance of success, particularly those targeting a country's economy.

The post offers other advice, telling planners not to use their cars near the target site or their cell phones during the execution of operations and, of course, to leave the country immediately after the operation is done. The official said that the call to poison a city's water supply is the type of threat that can spread fear and panic, but stressed that it is not feasible.

It's unclear whether the response to the two incidents have anything to do with the Department of Homeland Security's declared period of heightened alert. But experts say this is a time frame when terrorists may have more incentive to attack.


Bill Warner
Private Investigartor
www.wbipi.com

BBC's Children in Need funded 7/7 terrorist propaganda, says Newsnight , thru the Iqra Islamic Bookstore in Leeds UK




BBC's Children in Need funded 7/7 terrorist propaganda, says Newsnight Thousands of pounds raised by Britons for the BBC’s Children in Need charity could have been used to recruit and train the homegrown terrorists involved in the 7/7 terror attacks on London. By Christopher Hope and Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 11:11PM BST 19 Aug 2008

Children in Need's chief Executive David Ramsden told Newsnight: I'm incredibly concerned that we did make an award to Leeds Community School over nine years ago, Some of the cash could also have been used to fund the propaganda activities of the suicide bombers who killed 52 people in July 2005, according to an investigation by BBC 2’s Newsnight.


The programme reported that £20,000 from Children in Need was handed over to the Leeds Community School, in Beeston, Yorkshire between 1999 and 2002. The school, which also received large sums from other public bodies, was run from premises behind the Iqra Islamic bookshop which the gang used as a meeting place and an opportunity to radicalise others.

One former worker described those that attended the bookshop as a kind of “brotherhood.” Both Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the bombers, and Shehzad Tanweer, the Aldgate bomber, were trustees of the bookshop and Sidique Khan also worked for a Saturday club at the associated Leeds Community School. Sidique Khan ran outward bound adventure courses in north Wales which were used to recruit and radicalise young Muslim men.

Both the bookshop and the school were registered charities – the bookshop claimed, on Charity Commission submissions, that its aim was “the advancement of the Islamic faith”, while the school’s aim was said to be to “advance the education…of Pakistani and Bangladeshi” pupils. They handed out DVDs and books about Bosnia and Chechnya and held Arabic classes in a back room, attended by Jermaine Lindsay, who went on to become the Kings Cross bomber. They also produced a leaflet in the wake of September 11, see above, (Al-Muhajiroun) blaming the attacks on a Jewish conspiracy.

A flavour for the books was revealed when police raided the home of Khalid Khaliq last year and found much of the remaining stock from the bookshop. Titles included Zaad-e-Mujahid [essential provision for holy fighters] and The Absent Obligation, a book about jihad [holy war] as well as 250 copies of a booklet called the War on Terrorism, the Final Crusade.

Khaliq, 34, a close friend of Sidique Khan, is currently serving a 16-month sentence for possessing a document useful for terrorism. The Conservatives said that charities and other public bodies had to be careful that they were not exploited by potential terrorists trying to raise money.

“There needs to be proper checks and balances in place to make sure no other grants are being given to places peddling extremist views.” Children in Need’s chief Executive David Ramsden told Newsnight: “I’m incredibly concerned that we did make an award to Leeds Community School over nine years ago.

“Any allegation that any funding we’ve given to any project has been misused and not used to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people makes me concerned and very sad. “We take the trust that the public puts in BBC Children In Need and the fact that they provide us with their finding extremely seriously and I’m incredibly concerned.

If BBC Children In Need has been a victim of fraud in this case, it will be a matter for the police. “BBC Children In Need distributes more than £30m in grants every year, benefiting children and young people in the UK. CIN exercise the utmost care in distributing the public’s money.”

(PHOTO ABOVE) Vigilant ... British cops stand guard outside the Leeds UK Iqra bookstore, where 7/7 London bombers frequented. THREE of the London suicide bombers were brainwashed into hating the West at a Muslim bookshop near their homes, it was claimed last night. The bookshop where three London suicide bombers were fed a message of hate was set up to help Muslim lads steer clear of drugs and crime. Cops are now investigating whether the trio of bombers, who along with Muslim convert Germaine Lindsay killed 55 and injured hundreds more in four attacks, were recruited through the shop. After 9/11, owner Mohammad Tafazil of the Leeds UK Iqra Bookstore allegedly transformed it into a breeding ground for extremism — peddling anti-Western propaganda to impressionable youngsters. One regular visitor to the Iqra Learning Centre in Beeston, Leeds, was bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30. ( Mohammad Sidique Khan links to Mohammed Junaid Babar of Queens NY, Mohammed Junaid Babar links to Matin Siraj and al-Muhajiroun) it was revealed that Khan had been monitored by MI5 at one stage — but had been dismissed as a non-threat.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator