Britain monitoring 30 terror plots: Home Secretary 

British police and security agencies are keeping tabs on 30 terror plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, seen here on April 7, 2008, told a Sunday newspaper.(AFP/Farooq Naeem)(AFP) 

British police and security agencies are keeping tabs on 30 terror plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told a Sunday newspaper.

"There are 22,000 individuals who are being monitored. There are 200 networks involved and 30 active plots," Smith said in an interview with the News of the World.

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid Warns: Freedom of Speech Might Lead to Freedom of Belief

Memri

 

Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid, which aired on Al-Majd TV on March 30, 2008.

Muhammad Al-Munajid: Some of these heretics say: "Islam is not the private property of anyone." So what do they want? They say: "No sect has a monopoly on Islam." So what do they want? They say: "We want to issue rulings

UK jihadist doctor: Terrorist’s doctor kept quiet about e-mail that spoke of dying for Allah

The Times 

Kafeel Ahmed

The brother of an Islamic terrorist who drove a flaming Jeep into Glasgow airport was convicted yesterday of failing to tell police about the mission.

Male doctors may not be allowed to treat female patients

Khaleej Times 

MANAMA — Male physicians and nurses can't treat female patients according to a parliamentary proposal approved on Tuesday by the parliament.

If the government backs the proposal, the Ministry of Health will be badly affected, especially with its shortage of medical teams.

'Shadowy' terrorist sent to UK for jet bomb plot posed as a honeymooner on false passport

Daily Mail 

By OLINKA KOSTER - More by this author » Last updated at 00:47am on 8th April 2008 A shadowy figure in a plot to blow up transatlantic jets flew into Britain pretending to be on honeymoon, a court has heard.

 

Mohammed Gulzar, 26, was one of three key players in a plan to cause terror in a manner the world "was unlikely ever to forget", the jury was told.

‘Punishing non-Muslims for khalwat "unrelated man and woman meeting alone" against Constitution

The Star  

PETALING JAYA: It is unconstitutional to punish non-Muslims for committing khalwat (close proximity) as there is no provision in law for it.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said yesterday that Article 121(A) of the Constitution allowed for separation between the Civil and Syariah courts.

Jet plot suspects recorded martyr videos

In this undated combination handout photo issued, Thursday, April 3, 2008 by the Metropolitan Police, the eight men on trial accused of planning to bomb airliners bound for the United States and Canada are seen, from the left, top row, Tanvir Hussain, Assad Sarwar, Umar Islam, aka Brian Young, Waheed Zaman and from the left, bottom row, Mohammed Gulzar, Arafat Waheed Khan, Ibrahim Savant and Abdul Ali, aka Ahmed Ali Khan. Eight men are accused of conspiracy to murder and a charge of planning to smuggle components for improvised explosive devices on board airplanes. Both charges carry maximum sentences of life imprisonment. The trial was due to begin on Thursday, with prosecutors outlining their case, a judge said. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police, HO) 
photo by the Metropolitan Police
Associated Press

LONDON - In chilling videos shown to a jury Friday, men accused of plotting to bring down jetliners over the Atlantic called for revenge for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and praised Osama bin Laden.

Saudi Arabia is prime source of terror funds, U.S. says

Treasury official expresses frustrations with the administration's efforts to force action by the kingdom. A Senate panel orders a review.

By Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times 

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia remains the world's leading source of money for Al Qaeda and other extremist networks and has failed to take key steps requested by U.S. officials to stem the flow, the Bush administration's top financial counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.

British Muslims 'planned to kill thousands by bombing SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go'

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Mail  

A gang of British Muslims planned to blow up seven planes within hours in the biggest terrorist atrocity since 9/11, a court heard yesterday. Two thousand passengers would have died in the plot by eight fanatics working "in the name of Islam", the jury was told. 

Saudi Arabia: Swiss soccer ref stands by his 'crusader' whistle with Swiss cross. 

Riyadh, 2 April (AKI)  

Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the 'crusader' item.Laughing

Spain arrests suspected Islamic extremists

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 Mohamed El Bay
CNN 

MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spanish police Tuesday arrested two Moroccan men suspected of having links to Islamic terrorism, Spain's Ministry of Interior said, including one man wanted in connection with attacks in Casablanca in 2003.

UK: Convicted Islamist terrorists exploiting growing prison gang culture

Convicted Islamist terrorists are exploiting the growing gang culture in top security jails, fuelling fears that they are trying to radicalise other inmates and foment unrest.

Man gets 20 months in Fort Dix terror plot

Jerseyan let three defendants use his guns

BY JOHN P. MARTIN

Star-Ledger Staff

A South Jersey man swept up in the alleged plot to attack Fort Dix was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in prison on weapons charges.

Agron Abdullahu of Buena Vista Township was the only one of the six men arrested last year not charged with conspiring to kill U.S. soldiers. Instead, he admitted letting three of the suspects who were illegal immigrants use his guns at a Pennsylvania firing range.

FOX News.com

UK Emam:Non-Muslims Deserve to Be Punished

A report posted on Islam Watch, a site run by Muslims who oppose intolerant teachings and hatred for unbelievers, exposes a prominent Islamic cleric and lawyer who support extreme punishment for non-Muslims — including killing and rape.

MI5 investigating Al-Qaeda attempt to infiltrate British labs, get killer viruses

By JASON LEWIS Daily Mail

MI5 and anti-terrorist police are carrying out secret background checks on thousands of scientists amid fears that Al Qaeda is trying to infiltrate British research laboratories to obtain deadly viruses.

Toronto terror plot detailed in court

Toronto Star 

 A track leads through land in Ramara Township northeast of Orillia, where the accused men are said to have held a military-style training camp.

Attack was to be bigger than London bombings, expected evidence shows

The "shocking and sensational" inner workings of an alleged homegrown terror cell were unveiled yesterday in a Brampton court – and included the plotting of an attack "much greater" in scale than the London 2005 bombings that killed 52 people.

The "shocking and sensational" inner workings of an alleged homegrown terror cell were unveiled yesterday in a Brampton court – and included the plotting of an attack "much greater" in scale than the London 2005 bombings that killed 52 people.

 

Saudi Shoura Council votes down law promoting respect for other religions

Arab News 

The Shoura Council last week defeated a proposal to adopt a law promoting respect for other religions and religious symbols. The proposal that would have had the blessings of the Arab League was opposed by 77 members and supported by 33.

Bashir urges attacks on 'infidel' Australians

Natasha Robinson, The Australian

ISLAMIC cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hardline rhetoric with a call for followers to "beat up" Western tourists and for young Muslims to die as martyrs.In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to "worms, snakes, maggots", and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels.

Ex-prof with alleged terror ties refuses to testify in U.S. court 

 The Associated Press  Tags: terrorism, Sami al-Arian

A former professor is again refusing to testify to a federal grand jury in Alexandria investigating Muslim charities and businesses in northern Virginia.
Sami al-Arian's refusal to testify sets the stage for prosecutors to bring contempt of court charges for a third time against the former University of South Florida professor.

Saudi clerics back death fatwa for liberal writers

Reuters 

RIYADH - A group of Saudi clerics has come out in support of a colleague who issued a fatwa saying two writers deserve to die if they did not retract views that he said made them apostates. Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak, one of the kingdom’s most revered clerics, said in a rare fatwa last week the columnists should be tried for apostasy for “heretical articles” published in al-Riyadh newspaper and put to death if they do not repent.


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