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Texas Man Gets 20-Year Sentence For al-Qaida Link

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Texas convert to Islam was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Thursday for attempting to help al-Qaida. Agents arrested Barry Bujol in May 2010 after he used fake identification papers to try to board a ship in Houston for travel to the Middle East. Federal prosecutors say Bujol was carrying money, restricted military […]

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Five Charged in Killing of Macedonian Fishermen

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonian police say they have filed criminal charges against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of five fishermen in early April. Police said Wednesday that the murders at Smilkovsko Lake qualify as terrorism and that the charges will reflect that. They said two of the suspects are still at large. On Tuesday, Interior […]

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Macedonia Arrests 20 Suspected Terrorists

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonian police have announced that they arrested 20 radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April. Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska said Tuesday the men were arrested in raids near the capital, Skopje, early Tuesday and have been charged with terrorism. […]

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Lebanese Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bombing in Chicago

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lebanese citizen pled guilty Monday to charges of attempting to set off a bomb outside Chicago’s Wrigley Stadium, home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs. Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Sami Samir Hassoun faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in August. Undercover FBI agents provided Hassoun with a phony […]

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Trial for Alleged Terrorists Begins in Denmark

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Four Swedish men went on trial in Denmark Friday on terrorism charges arising from an alleged plot to attack a newspaper that published satirical cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad – an issue that has inflamed Muslims’ passions in the past. Three Swedish nationals and a resident of Sweden pleaded not guilty at the start of […]

Trial for Alleged Terrorists Begins in Denmark

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Four Swedish men went on trial Friday in Denmark on terrorism charges involving a plot to attack a newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Three Swede nationals and a resident of Sweden pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial in a courtroom outside the capital city of Copenhagen. Three of the […]

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U.S. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Aiding al-Qaida

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An American supporter of al-Qaida who sought terrorist training abroad and hoped to carry out a plot to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq has been sentenced to 17 and one-half years in prison. The 29-year-old prisoner, Tarek Mehanna, was found guilty in December of seven criminal charges related to terrorism and lying about his activities. […]

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France Unveils New Anti-Terrorism Measures

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The French government has approved a new set of anti-terrorism measures following a string of deadly shootings by an Islamist extremist in southern France last month. The Cabinet on Wednesday authorized a bill making it illegal to visit websites that encourage terrorism as well as travel anyplace for terrorism training. “Any individual that will regularly […]

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US Allows Longer Use of Personal Information in Anti-Terrorism

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has crafted new guidelines that will extend the amount of time the U.S. intelligence community can retain personal information about Americans, even if they have no connection with terrorism. The new rules, approved Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, allow the National Counterterrorism Center to keep the information gathered by the […]

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Italian Police Arrest Man Suspected of Planning Terror Attack

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. Italy’s counter-terrorism unit says the 20-year-old man, who grew up in Italy, was arrested early Thursday in the northern city of Brescia. Authorities say they found evidence on his computer detailing the synagogue’s security, including the number of guards […]

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