Pakistan 'less than robust' at combating extremism

 www.smh.com 

Craig Skehan

The Howard Government has accused elements of Pakistani military intelligence of continuing to support Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, where two Australian soldiers have been killed in the past month.

Terror in UK sourced in Pakistan: MI5 chief

Hindustan Times 

Over the last five years, much of the command, control and inspiration for attack planning in the UK has derived from Al Qaeda's remaining core leadership in the tribal areas of Pakistan, according to the head of Britain's intelligence service MI5.

Muslim Brotherhood Urges Jordan to Dissolve Treaty with Israel

by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) The Islamist organization that is outlawed in Egypt but tolerated in Jordan has called for the dissolution of the treaty signed 13 years ago between the Hashemite Kingdom and Israel.

 Times Online

Muslim groups get £70m to tackle extremism

Joanna Sugden and agencies

Muslim groups will receive £70 million in Government funds to help tackle extremism in "ungoverned spaces" such as internet chat rooms and snooker halls.

Hazel Blears, Communities Secretary, said that the money will be targeted at Muslim communities and rejected suggestions that the funding discriminated against other faith groups.

Britain's 30-year war on terror

thesun 

By JOHN KAY
Chief Reporter

BRITAIN faces a 30-YEAR war to crush terrorists intent on mass slaughter here, Gordon Brown’s security supremo warned yesterday.

Admiral Lord Alan West dramatically DOUBLED his earlier estimate of 15 years to make the UK safe from attack.

Times Online

Small-time drug dealers and petty thieves who lived to carry the can

Most of those sentenced played minor roles after the ringleaders committed suicide when police closed in, our correspondent writes

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Bali bomber cried for Muslims but unrepentant for others 

ONE of the three Bali bombers on death row in Indonesia has admitted crying for Muslim victims of his crime, but remained unrepentant for taking other lives.

Bali bombings mastermind Imam Samudra told an Indonesian television station he was "very sorry" and had wept because he had killed Muslims in the 2002 attack.

U.S. Rests Case in Terrorism Trial

By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal prosecutors rested Thursday in the trial of seven men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in several cities in hopes of sparking an armed insurrection against the U.S. government.

Teachers' Muslim dress order in UK school

 The Sun 

A SCHOOL was yesterday accused of MAKING teachers dress up as Asians for a day – to celebrate a Muslim festival.

Kids at the 257-pupil primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.

Madrid bombers get long sentences

 Defendants in the Madrid trial. 3110
All the accused pleaded "not guilty" during the four-month trial
BBC   

A Spanish court has sentenced three men to thousands of years in jail for their part in the Madrid bombings in 2004.

Moroccans Jamal Zougam and Otman el Ghanoui and Spaniard Emilio Trashorras were convicted of murder, but suspected mastermind Rabei Osman was acquitted.

 

'Hate literature easily found at UK mosques'


By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent

Extremist literature that encourages hatred of gays, Christians and Jews can be easily found at many of Britain's mosques, according to a new survey.

  • Read the survey on the Policy Exchange website

  • Australia risks 'London-type bombing'

    The Australian 

    AUSTRALIA faces a "London-type bombing" if relations between Muslims and the intelligence and police authorities do not improve, an influential Islamic youth leader has warned.

    Fadi Rahman, who runs one of Sydney's biggest youth centres at Lidcombe in the city's west, said overseas Islamic elements were attempting to radicalise Muslim youth with their hardline ideologies.

    dallasnews.com

    Rod Dreher: Holy Land trial revealed a covert Islamist agenda

    Holy Land Foundation trial was a disaster, but it did reveal a dangerous and covert Islamist agenda behind some Muslim organizations

    09:22 AM CDT on Sunday, October 28, 2007

    What an embarrassment the Holy Land Foundation mistrial was. Yes, it was a disappointment for us who wanted to see that Hamas-loving bunch convicted. But no matter which side you were on, the jury's deadlock and post-trial revelations of utter cluelessness made our system look shabby and pathetic.

    The Daily Mail logo

    Muslim prisoners sue for millions after they were offered ham sandwiches for Ramadan

    By PAUL SIMS

    Scores of Muslim inmates at a high security prison are set to launch a multi-million pound claim for compensation after they were offered ham sandwiches during the holy month of Ramadan.

    They say their human rights were breached when they were given a special nightly menu - drawn up to recognise their specific dietary requirements - by officers at HMP Leeds last month.

    Yemen Frees USS Cole Bomb Plotter

    Al Qaeda Mastermind Of 2000 Attack On Ship Pardoned After Turning Himself In

    SAN'A, Yemen, Oct. 26, 2007

    (AP) Yemen has set free one of the al Qaeda masterminds of the USS Cole bombing in 2000 that killed 17 American sailors, a senior security official said Thursday.Jamal al-Badawi, who is wanted by the FBI, was convicted in 2004 of plotting, preparing and helping carry out the USS Cole bombing and received a death sentence that was commuted to 15 years in prison.

    Yorkshire Post

    Muslims in 'money not words' message

    By Tom Smithard Political Correspondent

    A Government Minister was told yesterday to stop talking and start funding as he addressed a group of young Yorkshire Muslims battling to prevent members of their community becoming extremists.

    Community Cohesion Minister Parmjit Dhanda was told that young Muslims were still annoyed about the war in Iraq and tensions in the Middle East.

    miamiherald.com 

    Teacher who attacked base had death wish, FBI says

    A Miami Central High math teacher was arrested after attacking the Homestead Air Reserve Base in a failed suicide bid, authorities say.

    BY DAVID OVALLE

    Wielding two butcher knives bought at Wal-Mart and vodka bottles to use as explosives, Tahmeed Ahmad chanted ''Death to America'' and told Homestead Air Reserve Base guards he wanted to kill soldiers.

    Blogger 

    Islamburg, NY, has UK terror onnections

    CFP: Islamberg, British style by Judi McLeod , 10/16/07

    In the United States, Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as “the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr”, operates dozens of radical Islamic compounds, which flourish in out-of-the-way rural areas.

    FBI: Al-Qaida associates in N.J.

     The Record

    Osama bin Laden may be hiding in the impenetrable mountains near the Afghanistan border, but FBI counterterror officials say they have identified several of his associates in a far more accessible spot -- northern New Jersey.

     Belfast Telegraph Digital

    Spanish police foil bomb attack by French Muslim

    Spanish police say they have foiled a planned suicide bomb attack by a French Muslim.

    The 30-year-old man, who is of Moroccan origin, was stopped at a routine motorway checkpoint on Sunday after crossing the border from France.


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