Shariah in the World

Explosions in Stockholm Believed to be Failed Terrorist Attack

December 11, 2010
Stockholm, Sweden

A failed terrorist attack in a central Stockholm district full of Christmas shoppers could have been catastrophic, Swedish authorities said late Saturday.

Police are investigating whether two explosions in Stockholm, an e-mail threat sent shortly before the attack that mentions Afghanistan and the body of a man who was apparently killed in one of the explosions are related.


Oregon Jihad Car Bomb Plot: "The Threat Was Very Real"

Another example of homegrown jihad on the rise, this time fortunately halted by the Feds.

Jihad Watch
November 27, 2010
Portland, OR

"Since I was 15 I thought about all this...It's gonna be a fireworks show ... a spectacular show," said Mohamed Osman Mohamud as he plotted "violent jihad."

More on this story. "Feds: Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Ore.," by William McCall for Associated Press, November 27 (thanks to JCB):

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.

The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.


Suspected Bomb Bound for Germany on Air Berlin Flight Intercepted in Namibia

Germany tightens security just in time for a suspected bomb to be found on a flight bound for Munich.

NY Daily News
November 18, 2010
Munich, Germany

Namibian police intercepted a suspected bomb at the capital's airport in luggage bound for Germany, officials said.

Police in Windhoek discovered the suspect device in a suitcase on Wednesday, which contained batteries wired to a working clock and a detonator, German authorities said in a statement.

The bag was about to be loaded onto an LTU/Air Berlin flight going to Munich.

Authorities were investigating whether the device could have exploded, but an Air Berlin spokeswoman, Sabine Teller, told The Associated Press that no explosives were found.


British Police: Mail Bomb Could Have Exploded Over U.S.

The Washington Times
November 10, 2010
London, England

A mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States, British police said Wednesday.

Forensic evidence showed the device, originally sent from Yemen by way of Cologne, Germany, was timed to be detonated about seven hours after the cargo aircraft carrying it left Britain for the U.S. The package was removed by police in Britain during transit.

"If the device had not been removed from the aircraft, the activation could have occurred over the eastern seaboard of the U.S.," police said in a statement.

Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic said they only narrowly thwarted the plot, in which terrorists in Yemen hid two powerful bombs inside printers and shipped them to addresses in Chicago. One bomb was intercepted at central England's East Midlands Airport and the other was discovered at a FedEx cargo facility in Dubai.


Al-Qaeda Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki Trained Pentagon's Muslim Chaplains

Big Peace
November 9, 2010
By Patrick S. Poole

Back in September I reported on a video showing that Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, spiritual mentor to at least two of the 9/11 hijackers, had led Friday prayers in the U.S. Capitol for congressional Muslim staff members. The video was part of the PBS documentary, “Mohammad, Legacy of a Prophet”. And just a few weeks ago Catherine Herridge at Fox News reported that Awlaki had been hosted at a luncheon at the Pentagon by the U.S Army’s Office of Government Counsel.

Now I can report exclusively here at Big Peace that Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is currently subject to a kill-or-capture order signed by President Obama, was involved in the training of the Defense Department’s Muslim chaplains and lay leaders as an instructor at the Institute for Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA) in the Washington D.C. area.

Controlled by the Saudi Embassy and operating under the kingdom’s Ministry of Higher Education, IIASA served as the branch campus of the al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. The institute was certified to train the Pentagon’s Muslim chaplains until 2003. Many IIASA faculty members, who held diplomatic passports, had their visas revoked in January 2004 and the institute itself was raided by the FBI, customs and the IRS the following July. It closed shortly thereafter.

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