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Is al-Qaeda to launch an attack in USA?

  1. May 26, 2004 #1
    Check the photos!

    Al-Qaeda said almost ready to attack United States


    WASHINGTON – The United States has credible intelligence from multiple sources that al-Qaeda is determined to launch an attack in the United States in the coming months that could be linked to events such as an upcoming international economic summit and the summer political conventions, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.

    Ashcroft said the intelligence, coupled with recent public statements attributed to al-Qaeda, "suggest that it is almost ready to attack the United States." The withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq due to the political repercussions of the March 11 train bombings in Spain, Ashcroft added, could lead al-Qaeda to attempt to influence U.S. politics.
    Maybe this information is more serious then the evidence about Portland-area attorney Brandon Mayfield's fingerprints because:

    Spanish police: We told the FBI the fingerprints weren't Mayfield's

    MADRID, Spain — Spanish police told the FBI all along that they doubted the fingerprints on a plastic bag containing detonators like those used in the Madrid train bombing belonged to the Oregon lawyer wrongly arrested in the case, an official said today.
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  3. May 26, 2004 #2
    Who's who in al-Qaeda

    Shortly after the 11 September 2001 attacks, the US issued a list of al-Qaeda suspects. Some have now been captured or killed, and some new names have been added to those still at large.

    Few details about key figures have been officially released. BBC News Online pieces together what little is known about some of the key al-Qaeda suspects.


    Of course you have also Most Wanted Terrorists on the FBI site:
  4. May 27, 2004 #3
    Part of the AQ network?


    Radical cleric Abu Hamza arrested

    Abu Hamza has continued to preach outside Finsbury Park mosque

    Controversial cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been arrested in London on an extradition warrant issued by the US government.

    Scotland Yard has confirmed a 47-year-old man was arrested at his home in west London at 0300 BST on Thursday.

    Mr Abu Hamza, who preaches outside the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, will appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

    He is currently fighting attempts to remove his UK citizenship.

    RealOne movie clip: http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/video/40202000/rm/_40202091_hamza07_bushill_vi.ram

    Abu Hamza's Profile
  5. May 31, 2004 #4

    I'm constantly amazed how a man (such as this cleric) can be considered a "Radical".
    Why? Because he preaches a response to unbridled aggression on his homeland? Because he preaches to defend his religion (in what HAS BECOME a Holy War)?
    I've seen his speeches on Britain's streets. They aren't that radical.

    When Bush comes on the telly screens and regurgitates lies to justify the decimation of entire nations, he's considered the "saviour of the Western way of life".

    If these mythical terrorist Networks do respond, its something of the USA's own making.

    Ever heard of the Boy Who Cried Wolf?
  6. Jun 1, 2004 #5
    maybe his speeches arent radical, but he somehow managed to convince you this is a holy war, to respond with violence to the decimation of nations by Bush. Can it get any more radical?
  7. Jun 1, 2004 #6
    Indeed what we see is from both fundamentalist sides aggression based on various arguments.

    The simplest level of arguments:
    We are are the good guys, they are the bad guys.
    We are right, they are wrong.
    See ... they do bad things. We want good thing.
    If they do bad things ... we have the right to kill them.

    So easy.
  8. Jun 1, 2004 #7
    Woohoo! Go Emmanuel Goldstein!
  9. Jun 3, 2004 #8

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    Uh its not just Abu Hamza's speeches. It is also the fact that he lives in Britain preaching his hate and costing the tax payers about £500,000 a year. He lives in a nice house with his large family, not having to work at all because they get all the money they want. And when he was going to be extradited the first time, he claimed poor health and that would have put back proceedings another 3 years or so, costing the population another £1.5 million to keep this menace that no-one wants in the country. He comes to England, lives a western style of life and preaches against the hated Westerners. Hypocrit. And good riddance.
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