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The results of appeasement

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Five years after March 11th, which made Spain a target of the Islamist terror, Interior Minister has stated that “Spain is now a source of Human Resources for future terrorists”, “situated in the 1st place in the ranking of their preferred recruitement’s places for Al-Qaeda in Europe, and, at the same time, it continues to be a target of international terrorism”.

Hmm, just tell this to Obama. Giving money to Hamas is not the solution cannot be considered a way to show respect for Muslims.

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Written by Claudia

February 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Pakistan says militants pushed back from Peshawar

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A two-week operation to secure the frontier city of Peshawar, which sits on a key supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, killed 25 suspected militants, a Pakistani official said Monday.Security forces backed by warplanes and artillery swept through an area between the city and Pakistan’s wild tribal belt, where Taliban and al-Qaida militants have found refuge.
Zafrullah Khan, commander of paramilitary Frontier Constabulary troops in the area, said his force and police have taken control of 22 of 25 targeted villages and would clear the others within a week.

Pakistan says militants pushed back from Peshawar – Yahoo! News

These are good news, because not very long ago, the Talibans were inside Peshawar, killing innocent Shia Muslims, because they didn’t agree with them. Respect and freedom first, heh?

Written by Claudia

November 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Abu Qatada arrested after ‘attempts to flee’

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Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested after allegedly attempting to flee the country. Qatada, described as Osama bin Laden’s “right-hand man in Europe”, is under strict bail conditions following an earlier Court of Appeal decision to refuse his deportation.

After being freed from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire in June, he was ordered to spend at least 22 hours a day confined to his West London home, wearing an electronic tag.

However, according to The Sun newspaper, Qatada, 47, has been arrested after allegedly breaching his bail. The newspaper reported that the UK Borders Agency received a tip-off that he was planning to leave Britain.

via Abu Qatada arrested after ‘attempts to flee’ | EuropeNews

Of course, no one never imagined this could happen… Just kidding.

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  1. More idiocy on counterterrorism policy in the UK.
  2. UK Counterterrorism: where is the logic?

Written by Claudia

November 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Morocco: Al-Qaeda is forcing inmates to accept its rule or else!!

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This is especially the case in prisons around Casablanca, where the majority of al-Qaida insurgents have been held, the Med Basin Newsline reported Tuesday, citing the city’s Okasha prison, where al-Qaida-aligned inmates were reported to have taken over an entire ward.

Sources told the news agency that opponents there were intimidated or assaulted until they were transferred or accepted al-Qaida’s rule, which includes strict adherence to Sharia law. Some who have opposed the Islamic militants — most of whom were convicted for terrorism offenses — have been strangled to death, the sources said.

via Report: Al-Qaida rules Morocco prison – UPI.com

UPDATED: read also Attacks on Spanish enclave continue.

Around 40 African migrants took advantage of flood damage at the border to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Monday, police and local government officials said.

Just consider that Moroccan king has given several amnesties to jailed terrorists who had not been condemned for killing people. And then the state of Moroccan prisons. Hmm, what a marvellous perspective.

Written by Claudia

October 30, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Whitehall official fined £2,500 for leaving secret al-Qaida files on train

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A senior Whitehall official who left highly classified intelligence documents about al-Qaida and the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces on a train was fined £2,500 today by Westminster magistrates court after admitting negligence.

Richard Jackson, 37, who was on secondment from the Ministry of Defence to the Cabinet Office at the time, 37, of Yateley, Hampshire, was charged under a section of the Official Secrets Act covering the safeguarding of information.

It is the first prosecution of its kind and it had been widely assumed in Whitehall he would be disciplined by internal procedures rather than charged under the criminal law. The court heard he had already taken a “drastic” pay cut and effectively been demoted by three grades.

via Whitehall official fined £2,500 for leaving secret al-Qaida files on train | UK news | guardian.co.uk

I don’t know the facts, but it seems rather odd someone who is a senior official forgets such documents in a train, isn’t it?

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October 28, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Hezbollah using Lebanon’s period of calm to rearm

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Iran is halfway to a nuclear bomb, and Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria are using the status-quo to significantly rearm, the head of the Israeli military intelligence research division said, according to media reports.

Hezbollah using Lebanon’s period of calm to rearm: report | Ya Libnan | Lebanon News Live from Beirut.

This is surprising (no, not the least…)… As these other news aren’t either:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are among several Arab leaders considered enemies of Al-Qaeda, according to a new video released by the terror network.

Their names are included on a list of enemies in the video released by Al-Qaeda’s production arm, al-Sahab, on the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The old war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims continues…

Written by Claudia

September 23, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Last news about Marriot’s bombing in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s top leaders were to dine at the Marriott devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said Monday. A hotel official, however, denied there were any plans for a government dinner.

Change in plans reportedly saved Pakistani leaders – Yahoo! News.

I really believe more plausible that the terrorist attack took place to make Pakistani leadership break definitely with US in counterterrorism matters.

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Written by Claudia

September 22, 2008 at 5:53 pm