Daily Archives: March 12, 2007

Islamic American Relief Agency and Five Persons Indicted

The Islamic American Relief Agency (the U.S. branch of an international Islamic charity) and five of its officers, employees or associates have been indicted for illegally transferring funds to Iraq, laundering money, stealing federal funds, and obstructing tax laws by, … Continue reading

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FEMA Has Thousands of Unused Mobile Homes

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency hurriedly bought 145,000 trailers and mobile homes just before and after Katrina hit, spending $2.7 billion largely through no-bid contracts,” reports the Washington Post. “Now, it is selling off as many as 41,000 of the … Continue reading

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DHS Tests ‘ADVISE’

Homeland Security officials are testing a supersnoop computer system that sifts through personal information on U.S. citizens to detect possible terrorist attacks, prompting concerns from lawmakers who have called for investigations,” reports the Washington Times. “The system uses the same … Continue reading

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‘Fortress America’: How the U.S. Is Reshaping Its Southern Border

The U.S. government’s plan to stem the tide of illegal immigrants “will lead to the biggest border prison boom in decades, create the federal government’s largest enforcement arm, and literally remake the landscape of the country’s 2,000-mile southern border,” according … Continue reading

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Terrorists Find Fertile Environment in Cyberspace

“Finding proof that terrorists plan to launch cyberattacks against the United States is difficult, but the accessibility and vulnerability of the Internet to attack makes it a growing threat,” says Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues, a January … Continue reading

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Former Navy Sailor Arrested for Supporting Terrorism

A former U.S. Navy sailor, Hassan Abujihaad, formerly known as Paul R. Hall, “was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, on charges of espionage and providing material support to terrorists,” reports CNN. “… He is alleged to have provided classified information … Continue reading

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In Britain, 1,100 Terror Arrests Have Led to 40 Convictions

“More than 1,100 people in Britain have been arrested as terror suspects since the Sept. 11 attacks, but [fewer] than half have been charged with any crime and only 40 have been convicted of terrorism,” reports the Associated Press. (See … Continue reading

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Congo Arrests Atomic Research Chief

“Germany is suddenly reliving the events of 1977 … thanks to a court decision to parole one of the terrorist masterminds” of “a leftist guerrilla group known as the Red Army Faction,” reports the Washington Post. One of the terrorists, … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda in Pakistan Has Inexperienced Leaders, Murky Goals

“Al Qaeda’s top levels are now filled with inexperienced commanders, and its new camps can train only a fraction of the recruits the pre-2001 infrastructure in Afghanistan could handle,” reports the Christian Science Monitor. “Al Qaeda’s goals also remain murky. … Continue reading

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