JIHAD IN BURKINA FASO: ISLAMONAZIS ATTACK HOTEL, 10 DEAD, 33 OTHERS WAITING TO BE MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD……

There are no ‘hostages’ for islam 101 islamonazis, just people that they haven’t murdered yet.

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Terror in Burkina Faso: Ten bodies found after Masked Al-Qaeda take over top tourist hotel as security forces storm building to save 33 hostages

Bombs: Masked jihadi gunmen have killed at least 20 people with 'foreigners among the dead' as security forces battle to free hostages

Bombs: Masked jihadi gunmen have killed at least 20 people with ‘foreigners among the dead’ as security forces battle to free hostages

  • At least ten bodies have been found inside the Cappuccino Cafe, a restaurant that is located next to the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou
  • At least 20 people have died in the attack on the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, West Africa
  • Security forces stormed the hotel to break the five hour siege after masked gunmen took hostages 
  • Russia’s Honorary Council in Burkina Faso said foreigners are among the dead, ‘possibly including Europeans’ 
  • Witnesses say two car bombs exploded at 7.30pm local time, followed by a fierce gunbattle with security forces
  • The business district hotel and neighbouring Cafe Cappuccino is used by UN staff and westerners 
  • Local Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) branch Al-Mourabitoun have claimed the attack
  • Thirty-three hostages were freed by security Burkinabe and French soldiers early Saturday morning
  • Of the several of people wounded in the attack was identified as French national Leila Alaoui

Burkina Faso has largely been spared the violence wracked by Islamic extremist groups in northern neighbour Mali|

Burkina Faso has largely been spared the violence wracked by Islamic extremist groups in northern neighbour Mali

At least ten bodies have been found inside a cafe in Burkina Faso’s capital that was attacked by the same al-Qaida militants who seized an upscale hotel in the capital about 10 hours ago, a government minister said.

Heavy gunfire, meanwhile, has erupted again early Saturday in Ouagadougou as about 30 French and 40 Burkinabe forces worked to free an unknown number of hostages still held inside. Already some 33 people have made it to safety amid a siege launched by at least four gunmen.

Of those who were freed was Clément Sawadogo, a government minister, Remis Dandjinou, Burkina Faso’s minister of communication said on Twitter, adding that the operation to retake the Ouagadougou’s Splendid Hotel is ongoing.

Internal Affairs Minister Simon Compaore said the bodies are inside the Cappuccino Cafe, a restaurant that is located next to the Splendid Hotel. The identities have not been released.

It is unknown how many hostages remain trapped inside the hotel, which was accidentally set on fire during the rescue attempt.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a statement released on an encrypted messaging app. The group said the fighters have killed as many as 30 hostages.

The organization claims that the operation was ‘revenge against France and the disbelieving West’, according to New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.

The group said it targeted Splendid Hotel because it is popular with foreigners, saying the attack as sent a message ‘written by the heroes of Islam with their blood and body parts’, according to The New York Times.

The statement was addressed to a foreign audience as ‘the Cross-worshipers, the occupiers of our lands, the looters of our wealth and the abusers of our security’, saying the attack was intended ‘to punish the Cross-worshipers for their crimes against our people in Central Africa, Mali and other lands of the Muslims, and to avenge our Prophet, God’s peace and blessings be upon him’.

Of those wounded is French national Leila Alaoui, who is undergoing surgery, according to New York Times contributor Aida Alami.

French television network France 24 reported that at least 20 people have been killed in the attack. Two survivors, who did not give their names, were interviewed by the station.

A view shows vehicles on fire outside Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen on Saturday

A view shows vehicles on fire outside Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen on Saturday

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M.E. SWAMP: ISLAMONAZIS THREATEN OTHER ISLAMONAZIS FOR PLANNING TO EXUCUTE THEIR ISLAMONAZIS…….

How dare they!

From al-Reuters  Retweeted by 

Al Qaeda threatens Saudi Arabia over plan to execute prisoners

Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen threatened the Saudi government over its plan to carry out a mass execution of prisoners, including al Qaeda members, the militant group announced in a statement posted on social media.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the deadliest branches of the global militant network, said it was aware of Saudi intentions to execute its members in Saudi prisons and pledged to carry out attacks in response.

“We swear to God, our blood will be shed before the blood of our captives, and their pure blood will not dry before we shed the blood of the soldiers of Al Saud,” the group said in a statement which was posted on Twitter and dated Tuesday.

“We will not enjoy life unless we get the necks of the Al Saud rulers.”

Local media reported last week that Saudi authorities planned to execute more than 50 people convicted of “terrorist crimes”.

Read more at Reuters

SYRIA: AQ LEADER SHOT IN HEAD DEAD……..

Score one for the fascist Assad forces.

Of course, Assad has fascist Putin and the Islamonazis of Iran as team members, just to remind everyone who’s who at the totalitarian zoo.

Al-Qaeda leader in Syria is killed after being shot in the head during Aleppo gun battle with Assad forces in a ‘devastating blow’ to terror group

The al-Nusra Front, the Sunni Islamic jihadist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the civil war, confirmed Sheikh Abu Sulaiman Al Masri's death this morning

The al-Nusra Front, the Sunni Islamic jihadist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the civil war, confirmed Sheikh Abu Sulaiman Al Masri’s death this morning

  • Senior commander of al-Nusra killed fighting south of the city of Aleppo
  • Images of his lifeless body, containing a bloody head wound, shared online
  • Death is considered a serious blow to organisation’s operations
  • Abu Sulaiman al-Masri had previously fought in Gaza and had been sentenced to death in his native Egypt
  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT 

One of al Qaeda’s senior commanders in Syria has been killed in a gun battle with Syrian Arab Army forces in Aleppo.

The al-Nusra Front, the Sunni Islamic jihadist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the civil war, confirmed Sheikh Abu Sulaiman al-Masri’s death this morning.

Images of his body, containing a bloody head wound, have been shared online with early reports suggesting he died fighting Assad forces.

Senior commander al-Nusra commander Abu Sulaiman al-Misri had previously been sentenced to death in his native Egypt after he fought for Hamas in Gaza. He fled to Syria and joined the al-Qaeda affiliated group

Senior commander al-Nusra commander Abu Sulaiman al-Misri had previously been sentenced to death in his native Egypt after he fought for Hamas in Gaza. He fled to Syria and joined the al-Qaeda affiliated group

al-Masri’s real name is believed to be Mahmud Maghwari, an Egyptian national, who had previously been sentenced to death in his homeland for fighting with Hamas in Gaza.

He was killed while commanding troops in Aleppo during a battle against Kurdish forces.

The experienced jihadi had previously had to have his thumb and several fingers amputated after they were badly damaged during in a battle.

More here. H/T: Buck

DANIEL GREENFIELD: OBAMA TO ARM AL-QAIDA IN SYRIA…….

There are no good sides in Syria, just other shades of worse.

If you would have told me just after 9/11 a sitting US president 14 yrs later would be arming these 7th century throwbacks, I would have called you crazy. Here is Dr.Andrew Bostom who has been saying the exact same thing all along:

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OBAMA TO ARM AND AID AL QAEDA IN SYRIA

“Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of”

We have a new entry in the “Who’s going to support terrorists more” sweepstakes. After Putin decided to back Iran’s Shiite terrorists with air strikes, Obama has decided to back Sunni terrorists, many of them allied with Al Qaeda, with air strikes.

The Obama administration backed away Friday from a failed effort to stand up a rebel force in Syria, as the Pentagon announced plans to instead aid existing rebel units that officials believe have better odds of weakening the Islamic State…

The overhaul of U.S. strategy comes as the Obama administration scrambles to adjust to Moscow’s entry into the already crowded Syrian battle space. Russian planes and forces are now backing an offensive by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against opposition units, complicating the United States’ own air operations over Syria.

The Pentagon will now provide equipment and weapons to vetted Syrian units “so that over time they can make a concerted push into territory still controlled by ISIL,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State, which now controls a wide swath of Syria and Iraq.

The media is skipping over a lot of history here.

Obama only decided to train a vetted rebel force because even he realized that it was impossible to vet any of the “moderate Syrian opposition” that the Smart Power crowd wanted him to back. But I suspect the roots of the failure of the vetted army were aided by Muslim Brotherhood advocates and their sympathizers who want the US to back the Jihadists.

More here.

US ARMS HANDED OVER TO AL-QAIDA BY NEW SYRIAN FORCE REBELS…….

There you have it……..

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CONFIRMED: U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN REBELS SURRENDERED WEAPONS TO AL-QAEDA

Another massive embarrassment for the Obama administration, as U.S. officials finally admitted on Friday—after days of strenuous denials—that the latest group of “moderate” New Syrian Force rebels surrendered at least some of their weapons and vehicles to al-Qaeda in exchange for “safe passage” into Syria.

“If accurate, the report of NSF members providing equipment to Al-Nusra Front is very concerning and a violation of Syria train and equip program guidelines,” CNN quotes Col. Patrick Ryder of CENTCOM.

He was referring to reports from Syrian liaisons that the tiny force trained and equipped by the United States had given at least 25 percent of its gear to Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda franchise that destroyed the first wave of NSF troops.

“Central Command originally denied that the equipment had made its way to the jihadist group. Al-Nusra tweeted a photo of a rifle issued by U.S. coalition forces this week, but Central Command had determined that the picture was fake,” CNN reports. “But now the U.S. is learning from the rebels that six trucks and some of their ammunition was commandeered by Al-Nusra.”

More here.

AL-QAIDA ISLAMONAZIS CALL FOR LONE WOLF ATTACKS ON US BUSINESS LEADERS…….

Once again, as Lori Lowenthal Marcus explained in 2013, “Lone Wolves” are but a change in tactics that Abu Musab al Suri described in his 1600 page manifesto.

Read about that here.

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Al-Qaeda calls for assassination of US business figures

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Al-Qaeda called for lone wolf-style attacks on several prominent U.S. business and economic figures on Wednesday.Islamic fighters from the al-Qaida group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front. (File Photo).

The terror group did so in the latest issue of Inspire, its in-house, English-language magazine, the same magazine that reportedly inspired Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, to conduct the deadly attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The magazine named at least five prominent American businessmen and two well-known economic figures.

Islamic fighters from the al-Qaida group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front. (File Photo).

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ALIEN BEHEADS PREDATOR IN NEW ISLAMIC STATE GORE VIDEO…….

Evil meets evil.

12 victims, 12 masked executioners: ISIS beheads a dozen men accused of fighting for Al Qaeda in new sickening video

Led to their deaths: Hollywood-style graphics begin the clip and show the 12 victims hunched over as they are dragged through a remote stretch of desert to the site where they will be murdered

Led to their deaths: Hollywood-style graphics begin the clip and show the 12 victims hunched over as they are dragged through a remote stretch of desert to the site where they will be murdered

Forced to kneel: The men are led out into a desert clearing where they are forced to their knees and each man executed by a different masked member of the Islamic State

Forced to kneel: The men are led out into a desert clearing where they are forced to their knees and each man executed by a different masked member of the Islamic State

  • Militants savagely executed fellow jihadis for not joining the Islamic State
  • 12 victims are understood to have fought for Al Qaeda and Jaish al-Islam
  • They are forced to ‘repent’ for their crimes in individual filmed interviews 
  • Footage then shows them being led through the desert to execution site 
  • Victims are then handed over to their killers who brutally behead them all

Savage jihadis fighting for the Islamic State in Syria have brutally beheaded 12 men accused of fighting for the terror group’s Al Qaeda and Jaish al-Islam rivals.

Filmed close to Syrian capital and regime stronghold Damascus, the sickening footage shows the terrified men being interviewed and paraded in front of the camera before their bloody execution.

After ‘confessing’ to the crime of opposing ISIS and failing to declare allegiance to the terror group’s bloodthirsty leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the men are led out into a desert clearing where they are forced to their knees and each man executed by a different masked member of the Islamic State.

Sick: Filmed close to Syrian capital and regime stronghold Damascus, the sickening footage shows the terrified men being interviewed and paraded in front of the camera before their bloody execution

Sick: Filmed close to Syrian capital and regime stronghold Damascus, the sickening footage shows the terrified men being interviewed and paraded in front of the camera before their bloody execution

Marched: The men walk uncomfortably due to the way their arms are bound, with each forced to wear to bright orange jumpsuits now synonymous with the fanatics depraved beheading films

Marched: The men walk uncomfortably due to the way their arms are bound, with each forced to wear to bright orange jumpsuits now synonymous with the fanatics depraved beheading films.

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AL-QAIDA TERRORISTS SAY ISLAMIC STATE LEAKING INFO TO U.S. AFTER IT TARGETS THEIR LEADERS…….

Let them leak on each other.

Al Qaeda points finger at ISIS after US drone strikes take out key operatives

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Al Qaeda supporters are pointing the finger at ISIS after CIA drone strikes have surgically targeted their operatives. (TRAC)

Key leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have been killed in recent weeks by well-timed CIA drone strikes so precise that they have stoked suspicions that rival terrorist organization ISIS is secretly leaking information to the U.S.

The paranoia spreading within AQAP was fully exposed this week when the members of that branch of Al Qaeda’s international organization publicly executed four men in Yemen who they accused of being “spies” for the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

One man, identified as Human Al-Hamid, was hung crucifixion-style from a bridge after being accused of calling in the drone strike that killed a top AQAP leader last week. Another unnamed alleged “spy” was crucified alongside Al-Hamid, and two others were shot before a group of about 400 enthusiastic onlookers, according to a video posted Wednesday of the executions.

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AL-QAIDA LINKED AL-NUSRA PLANS TO TRY THOSE INVOLVED IN MASSACRE OF DRUZE IN SYRIA…….

All the other macabre butchery done by them, well that’s ok. 

Which goes to show that trying to stay out of a conflict raging around you with the hope that you’ll go unnoticed, is a wrong strategy, arming yourself to the teeth and training yourself for an eventual fight, is the only option.

Al Nusra Killers in Syrian-Druze Massacre to Face Islamic Trial

Druze from the Golan Heights gather in the village of Majdal Shams holding up signs of support for Assad. (Archive: 2012)
Druze from the Golan Heights gather in the village of Majdal Shams holding up signs of support for Assad. (Archive: 2012)
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The Jabhat al Nusra Syrian rebel group stated on Saturday that the members of its organization who massacred 20 Druze civilians in Syria’s Idlib region last week will face trial in an Islamic Court, according to the Lebanese TV station, MTV.

Al Nusrah said the killings were a violation of orders and the killers would be punished.

The massacre shocked the international Druze community.

The Al Qaida-affiliated al Nusra group want to portray themselves as the liberators of Syria and a more moderate Islamic alternative than ISIS. They have made it a point of not forcing their Islamic views on areas they captured.

But it may too little, too late, as reports in Arab media indicate that the Druze community have begun organizing, and will be joining Assad’s side in the Syrian civil war.

More here.

AL-QAIDA LEADERS SAY ISLAMIC STATE HAS STOLEN THEIR THUNDER…….NEAR COLLAPSE

They’ll eventually fall into line with Islamic State.

This is not how A-Q should have been taken down, by another IslamoNazi group.

Al Qaeda leaders say group near collapse amid rise of ISIS, report claims

Two of Al Qaeda’s spiritual leaders have said that the terror organization is barely functioning after losing money and manpower to the rapidly rising Islamic State group, according to a report.

Abu Qatada and Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi have described Al Qaeda as being without “organizational structure,” the Guardian reports. Maqdisi said Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri is isolated from his top lieutenants and “operates solely based on the allegiance.

“There is no organizational structure. There is only communication channels, and loyalty,” he reportedly said.

Qatada, who was deported to Jordan from Britain in 2013 to face terrorism charges, also acknowledges that ISIS has gotten the better of Al Qaeda in the propaganda wars as well as those fought on the battlefield.

More here.

AL-QAIDA/SYRIA IN TWITTER-FEST, REACHING OUT TO ITS 200 000 JIHADI PEEPS…….

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Al Qaeda in Syria ‘Tweeting Jihad to Over 200,000 Followers’

Twitter support for terror group hits high point

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Al Qaeda is experiencing a resurgence on Twitter, as feeds associated with the terrorist group are reaching up to 200,000 extremist followers, according to a new report, which criticizes the social networking service for failing to crack down on radical terror groups.

As Twitter works to crack down on accounts affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, it is failing to do the same with al Qaeda-associated accounts, which are routinely “tweeting jihad and martyrdom” to a growing audience of radical followers, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which has been tracking the issue for some time.

With terrorist groups becoming increasingly sophisticated on the Internet, Twitter and other social networking services have become key tools for the dissemination of radical propaganda and recruitment.

Though al Qaeda’s ongoing operations have taken a backseat to the exploits of IS, the group founded by Osama bin Laden is thriving on Twitter, according to MEMRI.

More here.

AL’QAIDA GOEBBELS JAILED FOR LIFE IN SUPERMAX PENITENTIARY FOR US 1998 EMBASSY BOMBINGS…….

Now that’s a sentence.

Supermax prison: “23-hour-per-day, single-cell confinement for an indefinite period of time.”

Bin Laden’s Goebbels is jailed at last: Fanatic who helped al Qaeda boss ‘tell his side’ to ABC and CNN gets life in federal super-max for 1998 US embassy bombings

Guilty: Terrorist Khalid al-Fawwaz is finally to be sentenced today. He was arrested in 1998 for his part in the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-as-Salam , Tanzania, which killed 224, 12 of them Americans

Guilty: Terrorist Khalid al-Fawwaz is finally to be sentenced today. He was arrested in 1998 for his part in the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-as-Salam , Tanzania, which killed 224, 12 of them Americans

  • Khalid al-Fawwaz was al Qaeda’s original propagandist and listed as its ninth member in terror group documents 
  • Fanatic organized CNN and ABC interviews with bin Laden in his Afghan lair and received 143 calls from al Qaeda murderer over two years
  • ABC’S John Miller met bin Laden after telling intermediaries he wanted to ‘put his side’ and ‘frame’ interview to make ‘arguments reasonable’ 
  • He spread Osama bin Laden’s hate-filled ‘fatwas’ around the world from home in London where he claimed to be a refugee
  • Al-Fawwaz’s messages included bin Laden’s call for death to Americans and boast that al Qaeda bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania 
  • He ran office just few hundred yards from where ISIS mass-murdered Jihadi John was brought up along with father of another notorious ISIS figure
  • Al-Fawwaz, 52, was given life sentence and will be locked up in federal super max with other al Qaeda terrorists

When police searched the computer of Khalid al-Fawwaz they found draft after draft of one of the most murderous texts in al-Qaeda’s brief history: the fatwa that launched a holy war against America.

For in his home in a London suburb, Fawwaz was charged by Osama bin Laden with spreading the terror mastermind’s words around the world.

‘It is an obligation upon every tribe in the Arabian Peninsula to engage in Jihad for God’s sake and cleanse their land from the occupiers – Allah knows that their blood is lawful and taking their properties is lawful as well,’ read the final draft of bin Laden’s 1996 call to arms.

‘Whoever kills one of them, should take the dead man’s property.’

He came to be known as al Qaeda’s Goebbels for spreading the hate group’s message – a reference to Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist.

Today in New York United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced Fawwaz, 52, to life for his role in the East Africa bombings that killed 224 people in 1998.

In February a jury took three days to find him guilty of four counts of conspiracy, marking the end of a 17-year legal tussle to bring the Saudi national to justice.

He was arrested shortly after bin Laden had announced himself on the world stage with two huge truck bombs that ripped through the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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AL-NUSRA CAPTURES YET ANOTHER TOWN IN SYRIA…….

The World War III Jihad just keeps plowing along.

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra takes key town in Idlib

Jihadists capture Jisr al-Shughur – the last major government-held city in Idlib province

Armed Syrian opponents are seen after they seized control of the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib, Syria

Armed Syrian opponents are seen after they seized control of the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib, Syria Photo: Anadolu Agency

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held city in Idlib province on Saturday, in a blow that could expose the regime’s coastal heartland to rebel attack.

The capture of Jisr al-Shughur in the northwestern province comes nearly a month after the same coalition of opposition forces, known as the “Army of Conquest,” overran the provincial capital.

The city’s fall opens up a strategic assault route for the rebels to neighbouring Latakia province on the Mediterranean coast, a bastion of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, analysts said.

“(Al-Qaeda affiliate) Al-Nusra Front and the Islamist brigades now have complete control of Jisr al-Shughur,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“There are some ongoing battles outside the city, to the south and east.”

The Britain-based monitoring group said the bodies of at least 60 regime loyalists had been seen on the streets of the city, which was overrun by thousands of rebels.

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AL-QAIDA ATTACK ON PONTIFF: ‘NO FIRM EVIDENCE, BUT STRONG SUSPICION’…….

Who doubts that given the opportunity, they wouldn’t have tried to assassinate him?

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Mario Carta, an officer in the DIGOS anti-terrorism unit that carried out the investigation, acknowledged there was no firm evidence of a conspiracy to kill the pope, only “strong suspicions” based on wiretapped conversations in which the suspects had spoken “in ironic terms” about the leader of the world’s Catholics.

Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot

 Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot

The suspects allegedly plotted to bomb the Vatican. Photo: Sneaker Dog

Italian police said on Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan’s deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican.

A total of 18 people were ordered arrested following a six-year investigation that began with a probe into an illegal immigration racket allegedly run from the island of Sardinia. Only nine of the suspects had been detained by Friday afternoon.

Prosecutor Mauro Mura told a press conference in Cagliari, Sardinia that members of the network had been in contact with two potential suicide bombers who came to Italy in 2010 and discussed the possibility of attacking the Vatican.

The men left Italy when they became aware they were under surveillance and the arrested suspects are not being investigated further on that score, Mura said.

More here.

FRENCH LAW OFFICIALS STILL HUNTING FOR CHURCH TERROR PLOT JIHADIS……..

The following quote couldn’t be any more wrong:

In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks French criminologist and security and terrorism expert Alain Bauer told journalists there was no such thing as a “lone wolf” terrorist.
 “The expression ‘lone wolves’ is a good way for intelligence services to explain how they failed,” Bauer said.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus: “The global jihadi masterminds endorse a new style of operation, particularly for those in the non-Muslim world arena: small cells, few connections, low cost munitions and high density, high profile crowds. “It’s the al Suri Strategy come home to roost.”

France hunts for church terror plot accomplices

France hunts for church terror plot accomplices

Kalashnikovs, the likes of which were found in the car of the student behind the Paris church terror plot. File Photo: AFP

French police were desperately hunting on Thursday for possible accomplices to an Algerian whose plan to attack churches was foiled when his arsenal of weapons was uncovered purely by chance. Prosecutors believe at least two individuals were helping the student.

Did the 24-year-old IT student Sid Ahmed Ghlam plan to attack churches in Paris alone or was he aided by others?

That’s the question counter-terror police in France are desperately asking on Thursday, the day after Ghlam’s terrifying plot to attack churches in the Villejuif suburb of Paris was revealed by the government.

The revelations about a planned attack that again escaped the radar of French intelligence services have highlighted the danger for France which is often singled out by jihadists as a prime target.

More here.

AL-QAIDA TAKES OVER ARMY BASE HELD BY SHIITE HOUTHIS IN YEMEN…….

ALTERNATIVE HEADLINE: Alien takes over base held by Predator.

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Al Qaeda takes over Mukalla army base in Yemen

Al Qaeda fighters have seized a local army headquarters in Mukalla, fueling fears of the terror network expanding its foothold in Yemen. The Islamists now control most of the city.

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The al Qaeda jihadists killed an unspecified number of soldiers and captured a large cache of military hardware, a security official speaking on conditions of anonymity said Friday.

“The soldiers resisted the al Qaeda elements as much as they could, but they could not stop them from controlling the command headquarters,” the official said.

The regional commander and his troops pulled back to military camps near the city’s airport, which is one of the few areas not controlled by al Qaeda, according to military sources. The jihadist forces captured a tank and two armored vehicles.

Residents were reportedly fleeing the city in panic, while several hundred al Qaeda fighters were patrolling and setting up roadblocks in the city, flying the black banner of the extremist network.

Air strikes until Hadi returns

More here.

TOP GENERAL AL-QAIDA GENERAL USED SHAM MARRIAGE TO OBTAIN SPANISH CITIZENSHIP…….

This has been repeated time and again.

Also, Abu Musab Al-Suri is also the architect of the ”lone wolf” strategy that seems to bedevil the thinking of so many analysts of Islamic terror. You have some saying it’s a sign of A-Q’s loss of power structure and ability to carry out spectacular feats of violence, while others write it off as random delusional violence, while in fact it’s a very dangerous but ingenuous tactic in an overall strategy.

Read more by Lori Lowenthal Marcus on the man and his tactics/strategy that is being spread throughout the Islamo-terror networks.

Al Qaeda in Spain founder obtained citizenship through sham marriage

Group’s one-time number four used marriage of convenience to get freedom of movement

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Mustafa Setmariam with Osama Bin Laden in Tora Bora in 2001. / US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

On July 10, 1985 a young man about 1.70 meters tall, with fair skin, green eyes, red hair and sporting a well-kempt beard turned up at Madrid’s Civil Registry with a 29-year Spanish woman called Pilar Toledo. After a brief ceremony, the two signed their wedding papers and kissed each other. They wouldn’t meet again for another three years when they signed their divorce papers on November 11, 1988.

The young man was a Syrian national called Mustafa Setmariam, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, the founder of an Al Qaeda cell in Spain, and number four in the organization until the death of Osama Bin Laden. Setmariam sowed the seeds of radical Islam in Spain, spreading the Salafist word that would encourage other young men to set up jihadist groups to raise money and recruit fighters for the conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan.

Setmariam had a $5 million bounty put on his head by the FBI after the attacks on the Twin Towers

The Al Qaeda leader, who had a $5 million bounty put on his head by the FBI after the attacks on the Twin Towers, was able to obtain Spanish citizenship as a result of his marriage of convenience, according to an investigation by the Spanish police that EL PAÍS has seen. His bride had no idea of his intention: to gain a residency permit that would allow him to move freely around Europe.

Photographs recently published by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York show that Setmariam was not lying when in the autumn of 2001 he told his followers that he had bade farewell to Bin Laden in the caves of Tora Bora in Afghanistan, and that he had been tasked with designing a new military strategy based on chemical and bacteriological warfare. The United States had just invaded Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

BRILLIANT: TAXPAYER MONEY ENDED UP IN AL-QAIDA’S COFFERS……..

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C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda

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President Ashraf Ghani, center, with former President Hamid Karzai, left, whose government received monthly C.I.A. payments. CreditOmar Sobhani/Reuters

WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money.

They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential palace in Kabul, according to several Afghan officials involved in the episode. The Afghan government, they said, had already squirreled away about $1 million from that fund.

Within weeks, that money and $4 million more provided from other countries was handed over to Al Qaeda, replenishing its coffers after a relentless C.I.A. campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan had decimated the militant network’s upper ranks.Bin Laden urged caution, fearing the Americans knew about the payment and had laced the cash with radiation or poison, or were tracking it. “There is a possibility — not a very strong one — that the Americans are aware of the money delivery,” he wrote back, “and that they accepted the arrangement of the payment on the basis that the money will be moving under air surveillance.”

More here. H/T: Fjordman

AL-QAIDA’S OATH OF ALLEGIANCE REVEALED AT TERROR TRIAL…….

And to allah and to the constitution of the sharia.

Al-Qaeda ‘oath of allegiance’ revealed at trial for alleged Manchester terror plotter

Documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound presented as evidence for first time in a court case as alleged Pakistani ringleader of British bomb plot goes on trial in New York

Abid Naseer (L), 28, listens as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad questions Najibullah Zazi (R) during the first day or Naseer's trial, in this courtroom sketch in Brooklyn, New York

Abid Naseer listens to opening statements in Brooklyn, New York   Photo: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters
Abid Naseer in court in New York

Abid Naseer, left, listens as Assistant US Attorney Zainab Ahmad questions Najibullah Zazi  Photo: Reuters

An “oath of allegiance” for jihadists recovered from the Pakistan compound of Osama bin Laden has been revealed for the first time in the terror trial of an alleged al-Qaeda operative accused of plotting to blow up a Manchester shopping centre.

The pledge of loyalty for al-Qaeda recruits was among documents seized by US special forces during the raid to kill the al-Qaeda mastermind. It is the first time documents seized form the Abbottabad compound have been used as evidence against al-Qaeda suspects.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to allow the material to be presented in the New York trial of Abid Naseer, the alleged ringleader of a cell of Pakistanis who was arrested days before the planned attack on the Arndale Centre.

Naseer, 28, has denied the charges that he played a key role in a global al-Qaeda conspiracy to stage attacks in 2009 in New York, Manchester and Copenhagen “to repeat the devastation” of the September 2001 atrocities.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

‘THE BASE’ TAKES OVER YEMENI MILITARY BASE…….

The Sunni vs. Shiite fued over Yemen continues.

Al Qaeda militants seize Yemeni military base

Al Qaeda militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said.

The officials say at least four soldiers and four militants died in the fighting and that at least 15 soldiers were taken hostage. The base is home to Yemen’s 19th Infantry Brigade and is located in the Baihan area in southern Shabwa province.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

A Twitter account affiliated with Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch, considered to be the most dangerous affiliate of the global terror network, posted images of militants raising their black flag over the base.

More here.