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FBI.gov - New York - Press Release: "MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY AND ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCE SENTENCE OF LIFE IN PRISON FOR HIGH-RANKING AL QAEDA TERRORIST CONSPIRING TO KILL AMERICANS AND OTHER TERRORISM OFFENSES" (SNIPPET: "Khalid al Fawwaz" SNIPPET: "Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: "Khalid al Fawwaz, who played a critical role for Al Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America, will now spend the rest of his life in a federal prison. As one of Osama bin Laden's original and most trusted lieutenants, Fawwaz led an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan and a terrorist cell in Kenya before serving as bin Laden's media adviser in London. Fawwaz was bin Laden's bridge to the West, facilitating interviews of bin Laden in Afghanistan by Western media and disseminating bin Laden's 1996 declaration of jihad against America and his 1998 fatwah directing followers to kill Americans anywhere in the world. To that end, on August 7, 1998, Al Qaeda operatives bombed our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, murdering 224 innocent people and wounding thousands more."" SNIPPET: "In addition, a list of Al Qaeda members recovered in Kandahar, Afghanistan, by the United States military in late 2001 contained FAWWAZ's alias, and had him numbered ninth on the list.") (May 15, 2015) (Read More...)
JUSTICE.gov/usao/nys - Press Release: "AL QAEDA SPOKESMAN SULAIMAN ABU GHAYTH SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO KILL AMERICANS, PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS" (SNIPPET: "Sulaiman Abu Ghayth Appeared with Usama Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri Immediately After September 11, 2001, Threatening Additional Attacks Against the United States") (September 23, 2014)
THE LONG WAR JOURNAL: "SGT. BOWE BERDAHL EXCHANGED FOR TOP 5 TALIBAN COMMANDERS AT GITMO" by Thomas Joscelyn (SNIPPET: "All five of the detainees were deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO). Two of the five, according to files prepared at Guantanamo, have been wanted by the UN for war crimes. One of them served as a key intermediary between the Iranian regime and the Taliban after 9/11. During meetings between these two former foes, the Iranians pledged to assist the Taliban in its war against the US.") (May 31, 2014)
JUSTICE.gov - The United States Attorney's Office - Southern District of New York - Press Release: "SULAIMAN ABU GHAYTH, ASSOCIATE OF USAMA BIN LADEN, ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRING TO KILL AMERICANS 'Abu Ghayth' Allegedly Appeared with Usama Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri After September 11, 2001, Threatening Additional Attacks Against the United States" (March 7, 2013)
FOX NEWS.com: Peshawar - "TALIBAN ATTEMPTS TO KIDNAP FAMILY OF JAILED CIA INFORMANT IN PAKISTAN" by Dominic Di-Natale (SNIPPET: "The Taliban attempted to kidnap the brother and other relatives of the Pakistani doctor jailed for helping the CIA hunt down Usama Bin Laden, members of the family told Fox News.") (August 24, 2012)
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "ONLY IN PAKISTAN..." by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "Pakistan has moved swiftly against the doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden. Just over one year after Osama bin Laden was killed, Pakistan has convicted Dr. Shakil Afridi for "anti-state activities" for aiding in the death of the terror leader." SNIPPET: "...and was sentenced to 33 years in prison and also given a 3,20,000-rupee fine...") (May 23, 2012, 7:57 pm)
MEMRI TV.org - Video #3520 ["AL JAZEERA TV (Qatar) - August 1, 2012 - 04:00"]: "EGYPTIAN SALAFIST MUHAMMAD AL-ZAWAHIRI, BROTHER OF AL-QAEDA LEADER AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI, EXPLAINS AND JUSTIFIES 9/11"
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "COURT FINDS IRAN AIDED 9/11 ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "The ruling describes years of cooperation between the Shiite-Iranian government and the Sunni-dominated al-Qaida terrorist group. The alliance dates back to efforts by Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi and was built on the two sides' shared enemies.") (December 23, 2011, 2:03 pm)
BIG PEACE.com: "COURT: IRAN AND HIZBALLAH HELPED AL-QAEDA IN 9/11 ATTACKS" by Clare M. Lopez (SNIPPET: "In a blockbuster ruling, Federal Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York issued an order stating that Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite terror proxy, Hizballah, are jointly responsible together with al-Qa'eda for the attacks of September 11, 2001. The long-awaited ruling came in the cases of Havlish, et al. v. Islmic Republic of Iran, et al., and Bingham, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., lawsuits filed by families of 9/11 victims.") (December 18, 2011, 7:29 a.m.)
IRAN911CASE.com: "FLIGHT 93 HERO'S FAMILY AND OTHER 9/11 FAMILIES FILE NEW LAWSUIT AGAINST IRAN" (SNIPPET: "On May 19, 2011, the lawyers filed papers in federal court in Manhattan disclosing for the first time that Iran's and Hizballah's terrorist leader, Imad Mughniyah, was an active participant in escorting 9/11 hijackers through Iran and into Afghanistan for terrorist training, and in assisting the hijackers to obtain "clean" passports and visas enabling entry into the United States. Also, the attorneys for the families have filed evidence establishing that top Iranian officials assisted al Qaeda leadership and operatives to escape to Iran from Afghanistan after the U.S.-led invasion in the wake of 9/11. Iran then provided safe haven and support for these al Qaeda members inside Iran. In July, the Havlish attorneys filed under seal the sworn testimony of three defectors from Iran's intelligence agency, the Ministry of Information and Security. The 25 hours of sworn testimony of the three defectors, recorded on videotape, shows Iran's key role, involving top Iranian government officials, in the planning and preparation for the 9/11 attacks.") (September 8, 2011)
JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 2011): "SAUDI PRINCE THREATENS U.S. IN NYT EDITORIAL: Support Palestinian Statehood or Lose Saudis as Allies and provoke 'uproar among Muslims worldwide'" (Posted September 13, 2011)
"September 11, 2001 Tenth Anniversary - Deployed Soldiers Reflect" ["...share their thoughts about September 11, 2001 shortly before its 10th anniversary."] (September 6, 2012)
"September 11, 2001 - Remembering Ten Years Later" (SNIPPET: "A Today's Air Force 10th anniversary special about how the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001 impacted airmen, families, and friends") (September 5, 2012)
HERITAGE.org - Research: "AFTER OSLO, LESSONS FOR THE UNITED STATES" by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. (SNIPPET: "In the United States, this threat is certainly nothing new. In the decade since 9/11, there have been at least 40 thwarted terrorist attacks against the United States. Of these 40 thwarted attacks, at least 13 involved planned assault-style tactics.") (July 28, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT BLOG: "DEFECTORS CLAIM IRANIAN ROLE IN 9/11 ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "Nevertheless, the suit is said to seek damages for Iran's "direct support for, and sponsorship of, the most deadly act of terrorism in American history," and alleges that Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hizballah, provided training and travel for the 9/11 hijackers as well as help for al-Qaida operatives in escaping after the attacks. In addition to naming Iran in the $100 billion civil suit, the victims' families also targeted al-Qaida, the Taliban, and "others." According to defector testimony, top officials from al-Qaida, Hizballah and Iran met several times Iran in the months before the attacks.The unnamed defector also claims his allegations are "supported by government letters and memoranda, photographs and organizational charts."" SNIPPET: "Suggestions of Iranian complicity in the 9/11 attacks first surfaced in the national 9/11 Commission...") (May 20, 2011, 2:54 pm)
FOX NEWS.com (AP): Berlin - "MOSQUE USED BY 9/11 ATTACKERS SHUT DOWN" (SNIPPET: "A Hamburg mosque once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers was shut down Monday because German authorities believe the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals.") (August 9, 2010)
NEFA FOUNDATION.org: "NEFA Series: 'TARGET: AMERICA'" (SNIPPET: "NEFA's "Target: America" series examines the multitude of terrorist plots directed at the United States (mostly after 9/11), drawing primarily on court filings and other official sources. The "Target: America" memos, which Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Reports identified as "very good reads for CT professionals," provide detailed insight into terrorist targeting strategies and tactics.") (Ongoing Updates.) (Read More...)
THE AVALON PROJECT AT YALE LAW SCHOOL: "Testimony of Steven Emerson Before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 'DOJ OVERSIGHT: PRESERVING OUR FREEDOMS WHILE DEFENDING AGAINST TERRORISM.' AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MODUS OPERANDI OF TERRORIST NETWORKS IN THE UNITED STATES: THE STRUCTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN, AL-QAEDA, HAMAS AND OTHER JIHADIST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES" (December 4, 2001)
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: ATTACK ON AMERICA
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