April 21, 1995
Number of persons indicted for terrorism and related activities, by name and type of group, in the 1980s: Right Wing: Aryan Nations: 3 Arizona Patriots: 10 Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord: 17 Ku Klux Klan: 1 The Order: 28 The Order II: 5 Sheriff's Posse Commitatus: 4 White Patriot Party: 7 * Left Wing: The El Rukns: 7 The Macheteros: 19 FALN: 5 May 19 Communist Organization: 7 United Freedom Front: 8 New African Freedom Front: 9 Provisional Party of Communists: 1 * Single-Issue: EMETIC: 5
February 9, 2007 |
A British Muslim convert widely known for extremist outbursts was arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, police said. The Metropolitan Police gave no details about the arrest of Abu Izzadeen, saying it came "as a result of an ongoing inquiry" under anti-terrorism laws. Izzadeen, 31, has described himself as the spokesman for the Al Ghurabaa group, which was outlawed by the British government in July.
June 2, 2008 |
An ultraconservative Muslim seminary in India issued a fatwa, or edict, against terrorism during a meeting attended by thousands of clerics and students. The Darul Uloom Deoband, a 150-year-old institute controlling thousands of smaller Islamic seminaries in India, pledged Saturday to wipe out terrorism, a senior rector said. "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form," rector Habibur Rehman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1985
Raymond Price's article (Editorial Pages, Oct. 18), "Terrorism Is War; Our Legal Niceties Don't Apply," reflects Reagan Administration policy. Terrorism is something about which we are all concerned. But getting tough will have no permanent affect as long as the United States maintains its present double standard about terror. In particular I refer to U.S.-sponsored terrorism in Nicaragua. The war being waged by the contra forces is pure and simple terrorism. Anyone who has been in the war-affected areas of that country, as I was this past summer, can tell you that the prime targets of the contras are not the Nicaraguan security forces, but rather schools, clinics, government stores, electrical installations, agricultural projects, teachers, health workers, agricultural workers--the list goes on--anything that will impede the efforts of the government in its efforts to meet people's basic needs.
May 2, 2011 |
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the death of Osama bin Laden proves America's unwavering commitment to defeating its terrorist enemies. Speaking Monday from the State Department, Clinton said the nation must stay focused in its battle against global terrorism, and she reaffirmed the United States’ mission in Afghanistan and the U.S. partnership with Pakistan, where the terrorist leader was found and killed. “Our partnerships, including our close cooperation with Pakistan, have helped put unprecedented pressure on Al Qaeda and its leadership,” she said.
August 18, 2003 |
Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has condemned violence by Islamic militants and deemed helping terrorists "one of the greatest sins." The statement from the Council of Senior Clerics came a day after Saudi authorities arrested at least 11 suspected militants. A council statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said participating in terrorism is "a dangerous criminal act ... punishable by Islamic law."
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August 28, 2012 |
Over the objections of some civil liberties groups, the Los Angeles Police Commission approved controversial new guidelines Tuesday for when LAPD officers can document suspicious behavior they believe could be linked to terrorism. The five-member civilian oversight panel unanimously approved a special order that gives officers the authority to write reports on people whose actions might not break any laws, such as taking a photograph of a power plant. The LAPD revised its policy in response to criticism so that officers are now specifically forbidden to engage in racial and other profiling and the department is required to conduct regular audits of the program.
April 7, 2005 |
A Tunisian man accused of planning attacks in Germany for Al Qaeda was acquitted of terrorism charges but found guilty of illegal arms possession, tax fraud and immigration violations. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Federal prosecutors alleged that Ihsan Garnaoui, 34, planned attacks on U.S. or Jewish targets to coincide with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
September 26, 2007 |
A terrorism suspect accused of planning to teach followers how to make bombs and poison people yelled at a judge while proclaiming his innocence during an arraignment in federal court in New York. "This is all unjust and unfair," railed Oussama Kassir, a Lebanese-born Swede. Kassir pleaded not guilty to counts that included conspiracy to kill, kidnap and maim and providing material support to terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 |
State Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) will discuss California's response to terrorism at a town hall meeting tonight. A panel of experts will include FBI agent Gary Morley; Ray Golden, communications manager at the San Onofre nuclear plant; and Col. Jim Walker, assistant chief of staff for safety and security at Camp Pendleton. The 7 p.m. session will be at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata.