Al-Qaeda practises beating body scanners

A body scanner at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport would not necessarily have detected the explosives which the would-be syringe bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had sewn into his underwear. A Dutch military intelligence source told De Telegraaf newspaper that Al Qaeda has its own security scanners and has been practicing ways of concealing explosives. The terrorist group […]

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‘Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants planning attacks from Yemen

Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country’s Foreign Minister said today. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi appealed for more help from the international community to help to train and equip counter-terrorist forces. His plea came after an al-Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airliner bomb plot. […]

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Homeland Security Clears Terrorists To Fly

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is asking Americans to contact their members of Congress to demand immediate Congressional investigations to determine why the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to give valid U.S. visas to millions of people on the terrorism watch lists, including the Detroit Flight 253 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. ALIPAC called […]

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The System “Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly” in Detroit?

by Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com December 28, 2009 The near-success of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, to set off an explosive on Christmas Day should open the American public’s eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, is one of the most privileged young men of Nigeria.  The incident involved […]

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The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist

Michelle Malkin– The Independent of London has a piece up today on the wealthy, pampered lifestyle of would-be Christmas Day bomber Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian elite engineering student studied at one of Britain’s leading universities, “lived a gilded life” and “stayed in a £2m flat.”(Approx $3.2M U.S.) The Independent says Abdulmatallab’s privileged status is […]

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Napolitano “The System Worked”

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that “the system worked.” Asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive […]

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Arab Poll: Iran Is Biggest Threat, Not Israel

Iran’s nuclear threat to regional security has replaced Israel as the Arab world’s public enemy number one for the Arab world, according to an Arab survey commissioned by the Doha Debates group. A majority of respondents from 18 Arab countries said Iran is a bigger threat than Israel, and nearly a third think that Tehran […]

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Source: CIA May Be Helping PA Torture

The CIA is aware of, if not helping, PA “special forces” to torture prisoners and terrorists, mainly those of the rival Hamas faction, the London Guardian reports. The use of torture by both the Fatah and Hamas factions has been well-documented in the past, but this is the first time that the United States has […]

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Routine Turned to Mayhem on Terror Flight

Seconds after passengers spotted flames climbing above the back of a window seat midway down the left side of Northwest Flight 253, Friday’s routine descent toward Detroit’s main airport turned into horror, mayhem and instant heroism. Just as the widebody Airbus A330 made a rumbling sound as the landing gear started down, horrified travelers in […]

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