Monday, September 14, 2009

Queens residences raided by NYPD in terrorism probe, Yousef Al-Khattab lives in Queens NY.

Queens residences raided by NYPD in terrorism probe, Yousef Al-Khattab lives in Queens NY.

ASSOCIATED PRESS...Last Updated: 4:11 PM, September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement agents raided residences in New York City on Monday as part of a terrorism investigation, and began briefing Congress about the probe.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens by agents of a joint terrorism task force (JTTF) He would not discuss the matter further.

Separately, federal authorities started briefing a series of senior lawmakers in Congress about the case.  Updated, 4:45 p.m.  A senior law enforcement official said authorities had not detected a specific plot or target of any planned attack, but had uncovered a small group of people who espoused a militant ideology aligned with Al Qaeda and whose activities had aroused enough suspicion to obtain warrants for the searches and arrests, which began late Sunday night.

Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack - or who would carry it out - remained unclear.

Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use - such as a bomb - that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.

Another person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said the raids were the result of previous law enforcement surveillance of individuals. The investigation is continuing.
Yousef al-Khattab in Queens NY and the author of the website needs to be shut down and jailed. See my post on Yousef al-Khattab, NYPD questioned me in April 09 about the Al-Khataab website and his links see
See private investigator Bill Warner's post on the Temple Bomb Threat", Friday, January 23, 2009, New york City Cabbie Yousef Al-Khattab Posts Threat to Jewish Temple "Do Not Let Orthodox Judaism Get Away From Murder in Ghaza" links to Samir Khan.

Yousef al-Khattab has sent threatening emails to private investigator Bill Warner during the past two years. Yousef al-Khattab In New York City plys his trade as a terrorist facilitator on the internet, he continues to link websites directly linked to al-Qaeda to his site.
The NYPD is very interested in Mr. Yousef al-Khattab and in due time he will be arrested. I plan on being in NYC in the near future and I will make it a point to contact Mr. Yousef al-Khattab and have a discussion with him, may Allah have mercy on his soul. I will take a personal interest in the eradication of Yousef Al-Khattab's terror website.