Terrorism

Ten-year-old female suicide bomber arrested before attack against Afghan police

January 6, 2014
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My God. What kind of evil recruits a ten-year-old to become a suicide bomber?

Sphozmay, 10, who was about to be used by the Taliban as a suicide bomber, sits next to a police officer at a police office in Helmand province.

A provincial official in Afghanistan say a suicide car bomber has...

Jihad Jane, vowed to kill Swedish cartoonist, gets 10 years

January 6, 2014
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A former Pennsylvania resident who billed herself as “Jihad Jane” on the Internet was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic militants.

via Jihad Jane, who vowed to kill Swedish cartoonist, gets 10 years in prison – CSMonitor.com.

“Jihad Jane” Colleen LaRose gets reduced sentence for cooperation

January 6, 2014
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A Pennsylvania woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she was once obsessed with jihad.

Colleen LaRose had faced a potential life term. But Judge Petrese Tucker accepted a government request to...

Afghanistan calls off talks with U.S. on security agreement

June 19, 2013
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Typical Obama foreign policy, one step forward, two steps back.

KABUL, June 19 Xinhua — The Afghan government on Wednesday announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the proposed security agreement, saying the United States had contradictory stance over the peace process in Afghanistan, local media reported.

via Afghanistan...

Edward Snowden speaks to Chinese newspaper

June 12, 2013
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Edward Snowden spoke with the South China Morning Post on Wednesday.

Edward Snowden, the former CIA analyst behind one of the most significant government leaks in U.S. history, has vowed to expose further surveillance secrets as he speaks out again.

The 29-year-old whistleblower remained defiant in an interview with the South China Morning...

Syrian Islamists Executed Mohammed Qatta, 14 in front of his family

June 12, 2013
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A teenager selling coffee in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was arrested by Islamist rebel fighters for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, beaten and then executed in front of his family, a watchdog group claims.

The boy, Mohammed Qatta, 14, reportedly refused to give a customer coffee, the Syrian Observatory for Human...

NSA, FBI mining data from 9 U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

June 6, 2013
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You were saying? Oh, never mind. I’ll just ask the NSA, the FBI – or maybe the IRS….

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to...

“Militant element” Within Occupy: Indicted NJ Dr. Roberto Rivera Was Fired For Stalking

June 2, 2013
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Legal Insurrection has all the particulars on Roberto Rivera’s arrest and indictment: (more…)

It’s come to this: Actor Steven Seagal finds few Boston attack clues through Russia meetings

June 2, 2013
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No, really, it’s come to this. Steven Seagal gets meetings with Russian officials for a U.S. delegation due to his previous meeting with Putin. The U.S. Government, not so much. Does that make him the new Hillary? Ah, the photoshops that could be done with that.

Associated Press/Alexander Zemlianichenko – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,...

Michael Adebolajo was arrested and deported by Kenya for al Qaeda link in 2010

May 26, 2013
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Seriously, you can’t make this up. Michael Adebolajo was arrested and deported by Kenya for training to fight with al Qaeda in 2010. We also know MI5 tried to recruit Michael Adebolajo.

Forget is there anything wrong with this picture – is there anything right with it? It would...

French manhunt for man in Muslim prayer cap and jellabah

May 25, 2013
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The lone attacker was described as a young man wearing a Muslim prayer cap and a North African-style robe called a jellabah. According to a police account, he was monitored on security cameras and seen shedding his robe and fleeing in European clothes before disappearing into the crowd in a...

French Soldier Was Attacked with Box Cutter

May 25, 2013
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They’re quick to announce no link between this and the UK murder “t this time.” Yeah, well, give it time, eh?

His comment comes after a man armed with a box cutter attacked a French soldier patrolling the business district of Paris on Saturday evening and stabbed him in the neck.

Police sources...

French soldier stabbed by bearded North African man in “Arab-style garment”

May 25, 2013
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A French soldier in uniform patrolling a busy commercial district was stabbed in the throat by what’s reported to have been a bearded North African male wearing “an Arab-style garment under his jacket.” No word as to whether or not he was wearing a tri-corner hat and was one of...

Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon

May 25, 2013
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Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn’t bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousands of other athletes joined...

Abu Nusaybah, Friend of Michael Adebolajo Arrested After BBC Interview

May 25, 2013
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The friend, Abu Nusaybah, was arrested immediately after he gave a BBC Television interview Friday describing how Adebolajo may have become radicalized and alleging that Britain’s security services tried to recruit him. Police said Nusaybah was wanted on suspicion of involvement in unspecified acts of terrorism.

Nusaybah said Adebolajo became withdrawn...

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby captured on CCTV wearing ‘Help For Heroes’ Shirt

May 24, 2013
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This is the last image of soldier Lee Rigby in his Help For Heroes top – taken just two days before his brutal murder.

Drummer Lee was a regular at the Kebab Ye takeaway in Frances Street, Woolwich, south-east London, and would visit to order food at least three...

Ibragim Todashev’s short, combative past

May 24, 2013
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The friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev who law enforcement forces said was shot and killed Wednesday after being questioned by the FBI about a brutal 2011 Boston-area homicide was a promising if somewhat forgettable mixed martial artist, fellow practitioners of the sport said.

Chris Palmquist, who operates the official...

Pakistan to UK Flight diverted, 2 men arrested after threatening to blow it up

May 24, 2013
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Yes, because whenever I get pissed off at a stewardess, the first thing I think of is threatening to blow up the plane.

I mean, seriously? Even if they weren’t a threat in that sense, what kind of mindset is that?

Police arrested two men Friday on suspicion of endangering an aircraft...

Wow! Michael Adebolajo’s sister ‘Blessing’ enjoys her 15 Minutes

May 24, 2013
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I suppose it could be nerves. But can you imagine smiling like this under the same circumstances? I don’t know.

Blessing Adebolajo, 32, was led from her property yesterday morning just hours after her brother Michael, 28, was filmed ranting with blood on his hands yards from the body of the murdered...

Police Arrest 2 New Suspects in Woolwich Terrorism

May 23, 2013
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Counterterrorism police advanced their investigation into the brutal slaying of a British soldier near an army barracks here with two new arrests on Thursday and the disclosure that the two initial suspects had previously surfaced in probes of Islamist extremists.

Police haven’t named the two suspects, age 28 and 22, who they...

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