Terrorism

Sudbury man implicated in foiled terrorist attacks, plotted shopping mall assault

We have been talking about soft targets and emerging threats utilizing swarming tactics and disruption techniques here is an example as well of collaborative efforts to prevent these acts. This is just coming out now more on it later.

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Fred

Federal authorities say they have foiled plots to launch terrorist attacks inside and outside the United States with the arrest this morning of a 27-year-old man in Sudbury, who they said had discussed with conspirators attacking a shopping mall with automatic weapons.

Al Qaeda Recruits a Growing Number of Americans

“In the eight years after September 11, and especially during the Bush administration’s first term, Americans became all to accustomed to a diet of orange alerts, sensational terror arrests, and breathless press conferences announcing the thwarting of yet another serious plot.

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Last year … I was working as a decorator in Jhelum city [in Pakistan]. But I was unhappy with the meager amount that I would make.… My friend Muzaffar suggested that for better money we should get into robbery and dacoity [armed robbery]. I … went to Rawalpindi with Muzaffar and took a room on rent.

24 People Reportedly Under Observation in NYC-Colorado Terror Probe

Sept. 22: Washington police cars are stationed outside the Verizon Center stadium, where the Wizards play basketball and the Capitals play hockey.

Sept. 22: Washington police cars are stationed outside the Verizon Center stadium, where the Wizards play basketball and the Capitals play hockey.

4 Arrested in New York Terror Plot

Updated, May 21, 12:38 a.m. | Federal and city authorities arrested four men on Wednesday night on charges of plotting to bomb two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to use antiaircraft missiles to shoot down planes at a military base in Newburgh, N.Y., 60 miles north of New York City. (See a related article.

Acid attack injures 30 in Hong Kong

Thirty people were treated for burns after they were hit with two bottles of acid Saturday at a Hong Kong shopping district, police said.

The pedestrians suffered various degrees of burns, none of which were serious, police said.

The incident at the busy Mong Kok shopping district is similar to one that left 46 people injured in December 2008. The attack occurred on a Saturday around the same time in the same area with bottles containing similar liquids. (CNN)

Spike in suicide attacks: Is Al Qaeda in Iraq coming back?

US and Iraqi officials facing an increase in high-profile suicide bombs do not believe it signals a reversal of a trend of declining attacks. But they say political maneuvering by an Iraqi leadership preparing for national elections is likely to sway decisions that are key to bolstering security.

Only a third of terrorism arrests lead to charges

Britain has arrested more than 1,400 people under anti-terrorism laws since September 11, 2001, the government said Wednesday, but only a third of those were charged and even fewer convicted.

Releasing the first complete statistics on the issue, covering the period from the attacks on the United States to March 31, 2008, the Home Office said there had been 1,471 arrests under the Terrorism Act. (Reuters)

Swedish man convicted of terrorism charges in NY

A Lebanese-born Swedish man was found guilty of several terrorism-related charges on Tuesday for attempting to set up a militant training camp in the United States and websites showing how to make bombs.

Oussama Abdullah Kassir, who was extradited from the Czech Republic to New York in 2007, was found guilty by a U.S. federal jury on multiple charges, including supporting terrorism and al Qaeda, by attempting to set up the camp in Bly, Oregon, from 1999 to early 2000. (Reuters)

Man Arrested on Terrorism Charge

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center arrested a Rock Rapids man for Threat of Terrorism. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, Michael Edward Bauman, 19, of Rock Rapids Iowa made credible threats that included killing law enforcement officials, burning down businesses, and blowing up a television relay tower. Numerous guns and computers were also seized in addition to making the arrest. (KSFY)

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