October 30, 2013 |
ANTAKYA, Turkey - Two scruffy men with beards lean over assorted piles of military-style trousers, jackets and vests, all in different camouflage patterns. The pair examine a thick winter jacket, stroking the material as a salesman offers a discount for bulk orders. "We might take 40 pieces," one of the men murmurs in Arabic, as the two turn their attention to other wares. Near the Old Station district of this southern Turkish city lies the Aleppo Market, an animated jumble of pomegranate juice stalls, kebab stands and shops offering goods such as furniture and spices.
October 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with carrying out the April bombings at the Boston Marathon, disposed of key evidence after the attack by "discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones," according to an internal memo approved by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and made public Wednesday. The memo, written to the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to justify the imposition of harsh detention restrictions on Tsarnaev, also said he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, "made additional bombs" after the lethal blasts and convinced others to "attempt to destroy evidence related to the attack.
April 13, 2013 |
When topless protesters decided to take aim at Islamism, some Muslim women fired back. “Nudity DOES NOT liberate me -- and I DO NOT need saving,” one wrote on a sign, held up to the camera in an image posted on Twitter. A furious debate broke out in the blogosphere after radical feminist group Femen launched its “Topless Jihad” last week for Amina Tyler, a Tunisian woman who faced threats after sharing a topless photo of herself online. Tyler, 19, had written “My body is mine, not somebody's honor" across her chest in Arabic in solidarity with Femen, a Kiev, Ukraine-based group known for topless protests.
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- FBI agents arrested two U.S. citizens -- one at the airport in Atlanta, the other at a bus terminal in Augusta, Ga. -- who they said were about to leave for North Africa “to prepare to wage violent jihad.” Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, both 25 and residents of Mobile, Ala., were charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists in order “to kill persons or damage...
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - FBI agents arrested two U.S. citizens - one at the Atlanta airport, the other at a bus station in Augusta, Ga. - on charges they were about to leave the U.S. for North Africa "intending to prepare to wage violent jihad. " Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, were charged Tuesday with conspiring "to kill persons or damage property outside the United States. " The pair, who are 25, once ran a men's fragrance store in Mobile, Ala. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile alleged that the men met online two years ago and that they later confided to an undercover FBI source their plans to use fake passports to join a terrorist network in Morocco or Mauritania.
September 15, 2012 |
An Illinois teen has been arrested on suspicion of trying to detonate a car bomb in front of a Chicago bar, authorities said Saturday. The device was inert and had been supplied by an undercover agent. Adel Daoud, 18, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and to damage and destroy a building with an explosive, authorities said. He could face life in prison if convicted. According to the U.S. attorney's Office in Chicago, Daoud in October began sending emails with information about “violent jihad and the killing of Americans.” The emails, some of which were sent to him, included information about jihad, the Taliban and Anwar Awlaki, the radical American cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone, according to a complaint filed in federal court Saturday.