Shariah in the World

Explosives Found in Suspicious Packages Packed Powerful Punch




CNN
October 30, 2010
Chicago, IL

Two packages found abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States contained a massive amount of explosive material that would have triggered a powerful blast, a source close to the investigation has told CNN.

U.S. officials believe that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, commonly referred to as AQAP, is behind the plot.

President Barack Obama confirmed that the packages -- intercepted in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates -- originated in Yemen, the stronghold of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

"We also know that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ... continues to plan attacks against our homeland, our citizens, and our friends and allies," he said during a press briefing on the incident. The circuit board bears similarities to a cell-phone, according to an engineer for a wireless phone parts manufacturer. The circuit board bears similarities to a cell-phone, according to an engineer for a wireless phone parts manufacturer.

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Yemen: UPS Bomb Plot Puts Spotlight on Al Qaeda's Newest Terror Cesspool


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New York Daily News
October 30, 2010
Sana'a, Yemen

Terror fighters were not surprised to learn that the latest reputed Al Qaeda plot originated in Yemen.

The Middle Eastern nation has become a chief worry for U.S. counterterror officials with the rise of the increasingly powerful Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula franchise.

The Osama Bin Laden offshoot is considered his strongest cell outside of Afghanistan. Bin Laden's biggest mouthpiece in Yemen is the radicalized religious man Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda's American Mouthpiece, Urges Wannabe Terrorists to Go It Alone

"The AQAP how-to manual offered suggestions for individual mass murder, such as gunning down feds at Washington lunchtime eateries and welding blades to the grill of a large truck to 'mow down' crowds on a street."

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New York Daily News
October 23, 2010
Washington, D.C.

Al Qaeda's American mouthpiece Saturday urged wannabe terrorists in a new video to act alone instead of trying to join cells attempting 9/11-type spectacular strikes.

Californian Adam Gadahn urged individual violent jihad in a 40-minute tape, which endorsed an Al Qaeda ally's call last week for sympathizers to mimic the Ft. Hood killings and attempted bombings over Detroit last Christmas and in Times Square in May.

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U.N. Office Attacked in Afghanistan

A U.N. Compound was attacked in Afghanistan by Shariah-adherent terrorists. This article also summarizes recent terror-driven events in Afghanistan.



The New York Times
October 23, 2010
Herat, Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber and three armed militants wearing explosives vests and dressed as women attacked a United Nations compound Saturday in western Afghanistan, but Afghan security forces killed the attackers and no U.N. employees were harmed, officials said.

The brazen attack began when four militants drove up to the U.N. compound in a car laden with explosives and fired a rocket toward the entrance, said Dilawar Shah Dilawar, deputy police chief of Herat province.

The militants tried unsuccessfully to blow up the gate with the rocket so they could drive the car inside the compound, he said. When that didn't work, three of the militants got out of the car and the fourth blew up the vehicle, killing himself. The explosion destroyed the gate, allowing the three to get inside.

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Labour: London Borough Becomes 'Islamic Republic'

“For the last eight months – without complaint or challenge from Mr Rahman – this blog and newspaper have laid out his close links with a group of powerful local businessmen and with a Muslim supremacist body, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) - which believes, in its own words, in transforming the “very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed… from ignorance to Islam.” Mr Rahman has refused to deny these claims.”

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The Daily Telegraph
October 22, 2010
London, England

Outside the Wellington Way polling station in Tower Hamlets yesterday, as at many other polling stations in the borough, people had to run a gauntlet of Lutfur Rahman supporters to reach the ballot box. As one Bengali woman voter went past them, we heard one of the Rahman army scolding her for her “immodest dress.”

That incident is perhaps a tiny taste of the future for Britain’s poorest borough now it has elected Mr Rahman as its first executive mayor, with almost total power over its £1 billion budget. At the count last night, one very senior figure in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party said: “It really is Britain’s Islamic republic now.”

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