Schlagwort-Archive: bomb

How the „Underwear Bomber“ Met Anwar al-Awlaki

by Florian Flade

„Underwear Bomber“  – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed in blowing up an American airliner over Detroit in December 2009. The Nigerian had been sent by Al-Qaida in Yemen to carry out his deadly mission. But how did he get in touch with the terrorist network? FBI documents reveal the Abdulmutallab´s journey into the Yemeni heartland of terror.

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New Images Of Ramzi Yousef & KSM Released

by Florian Flade

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240 years in prison – that´s the sentence for prisoner # 03911-000 Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the 1993 World-Trade-Center Bomber who is currently serving his lifetime prison term in Florence (Colorado).

Now a new picture of Yousef has been released to Islamist websites, where he is seen smiling into the camera, spotting a beard and a white robe. The picture was allegedly taken in April and might be a definite proof that Yousef has not converted to Christianity in prison – as some reports suggested several years ago.

Ramzi Yousef, a Kuwaiti national born in Pakistan, set off the car bomb in the parking lot of World Trade Center on February 1993 which killed six people. Yousef afterwards fled to Iraq and later to Pakistan. According to prosecuting the Islamist was involved in several terror plots including the so-called „Bojinka Plot“ to kill Pope John Paul II. and another plot to bomb U.S. commercial airliners.

He was arrested in February 1995 in Islamabad and then transferred to the U.S. where in November 1997 he was sentenced to 240 years in prison.

In addition to the new picture showing Ramzi Yousef, also a new picture of his uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, appeared on Jihadi internet forums recently. The new picture shows the 9/11 mastermind who is currently imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay (Cuba) wearing a woolen hat.

 

„Welcome Back“ – Berlin Terror Suspects Freed

by Florian Flade

From right-left: „Abou Maleeq“, Hani N., Mohammad M. aka „Abu Usama al-Gharib“, Samir M.

A picture tells more than a thousand words. Samir M. and Hani N. couldn´t be more happy, smiling into the camera, surrounded by friends and comrades. The picture showing the two Berlin terror suspects next to former rap musician „Abou Maleeq“ and former prisoner Mohammad M. aka „Abu Usama al-Gharib“, appeared yesterday on Facebook.

On Wednesday evening Samir M. and Hani N., who had been arrested in Berlin on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, were released after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to extend the two men´s prison time. This however does mean the investigation into the case has been closed.

When Samir M. and Hani N. left the prison in Berlin-Moabit they were greeted and welcomed by their old friend – Ex-Rap musician Denis Cuspert alias „Abou Maleeq“, a Berlin native who has become a prominent figure within the Islamist community of Germany.

Amongst those picking up Samir M. and Hani N. from prison was Austrian Islamist figure Mohammad M. known as „Abu Usama al-Gharib“. M. has only been released from prison in Vienna since September 12. He had served a prison-term because he was spreading Jihadi propaganda on the internet. During his jail-time Mohammad M. became a well-known Islamist activist writing and preaching out of his prison cell.

Now Mohammad M. is a free man, joining Jihadi-Activism and rising the ranks of the Salafi Media operatives. He is now serving as the „Amir“ of Salafi Media Germany, making all the important decisions on various projects including „Ansar al-Aseer“ – a website created to help imprisoned Islamists.

The alleged Jihadi terror suspects Samir M. and Hani N. had been arrested by Berlin police squads on September 8 in their homes in Berlin-Kreuzberg and Berlin-Neukölln. Counter-terrorism investigators collected evidence both men had ordered large quantities of chemicals via the internet and were planning to build a bomb.

Lebanese Samir M. and Palestinian Hani N. were known members of the radical Salafi community of Berlin. When police raided Samir M.´s home in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 2009 they found literature with Jihadi content. In September 2009 he also tried to leave Germany and travel to Pakistan to join a terrorist group. Police arrested Samir M. and other Jihadi suspects at Berlin´s Airport Tegel.