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In the seven years following 9/11 under Bush not a single jihadist reached a U.S. target. But five jihadists were able to reach their targets in the U. S. under Obama. Has Obama been making it easier for Muslim terrorists?

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  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2013/04/26 15:50:09 (edited)
    NO [explain why you think not].
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +16
    Once again you are MISERABLY WRONG.

    July 4, 2002 : Los Angeles Airport shooting Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, a 41-year-old Egyptian national, kills two Israelis and wounds four others at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. The FBI concluded this was terrorism, though they did not find evidence linking Hadayet to a terrorist group.

    October 2002 Beltway sniper attacks: During three weeks in October 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people and critically injured 3 others in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia. The pair were also suspected of earlier shootings in Maryland, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, and Washington state. No motivation was given at the trial, but evidence presented showed an affinity to the cause of the Islamic jihad.

    March 5, 2006 : Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar injured 6 when he drove an SUV into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world"

    July 28, 2006 : Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, Naveed Afzal Haq, an American citizen of Pakistani descent, kills one woman and shoots five others at the Jewish Federation building in Seattle. During the shooting, Haq told a 911 dispatcher that he was angry with American foreign policy in the Middle East.


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    Once again you are MISERABLY WRONG.

    July 4, 2002: Los Angeles Airport shooting Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, a 41-year-old Egyptian national, kills two Israelis and wounds four others at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. The FBI concluded this was terrorism, though they did not find evidence linking Hadayet to a terrorist group.

    October 2002 Beltway sniper attacks: During three weeks in October 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people and critically injured 3 others in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia. The pair were also suspected of earlier shootings in Maryland, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, and Washington state. No motivation was given at the trial, but evidence presented showed an affinity to the cause of the Islamic jihad.

    March 5, 2006: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar injured 6 when he drove an SUV into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world"

    July 28, 2006: Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, Naveed Afzal Haq, an American citizen of Pakistani descent, kills one woman and shoots five others at the Jewish Federation building in Seattle. During the shooting, Haq told a 911 dispatcher that he was angry with American foreign policy in the Middle East.


    PLUS ELEVEN EMBASSY ATTACKS:

    June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

    February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.

    February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

    July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.

    December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

    March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

    September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

    January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

    July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

    March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls' school instead.

    September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.


    What does that total up to?
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  • Osama McDonalds 2013/05/16 02:38:20
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Osama McDonalds
    One word: DRONES
  • Oceanside 2013/04/29 14:06:29
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Oceanside
    Worse yet..Under Clintons 8 years not one single thing like that.
  • Maj. C. D. Hardy 2013/04/27 15:03:03
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Maj. C. D. Hardy
    Obama was raised as a Muslim when he was a child. It is laughable that he would scrap those beliefs and become a Christian as an adult. It just doesn't make any sense. This man has published so much about himself and most of it is contradictory so who knows the real truth, but I believe he is still a Muslim.
  • Anita Beer 2013/04/27 14:29:29
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Anita Beer
    +1
    I just want to thank my fellow rational thinking liberals for posting the facts.

    Keep up the good job!
    lion tamer
  • mrdog 2013/04/27 07:52:54
    YES [comment as you wish].
    mrdog
    But why is the question? bark
  • illinoyed 2013/04/27 07:04:24
    NO [explain why you think not].
    illinoyed
    +3
    The Shoe Bomber and 14 Other Terrorist Attacks Under Bush After 9/ll: A Refresher

    The latest right wing talking point is that there were no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil under Bush after 9/11. Since the right is counting failed attacks and military attacks in their list against Obama, those kind of attacks are also included in the list of all attacks that took place in the U.S. under Bush AFTER 9/11:


    Sept-Oct 2001: Anthrax attacks on Congress, NY govt offices, media.

    Dec 12, 2001: Foiled plot by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel to blow up mosque in Culver City, CA, and office of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA).

    Dec 22, 2001: Shoe Bomber Richard Reid fails to blow up AA Flt 63.

    July 4, 2002: Hesham Mohamed Hadayet kills 2 at the El Al ticket counter at LAX.

    Oct 2002: Beltway Snipers John Allen Muhammed and Boyd Lee Malvo kill 10; Malvo later testifies attacks motivated by "jihad."

    April 2003: White supremacists William Krar, Edith Bruey foiled in the Tyler Poison Gas Plot with huge stockpile of cyanide, 100 conventional bombs, and 500,000 rounds of ammunition.

    June 5, 2003: John Noster arrested in LA w/cache of pipe bombs, jet fuel, weapons, and assorted books alleging a worldwide socialist conspiracy.

    March 3, 2005: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azana drives an SUV onto a crowded p...













    The Shoe Bomber and 14 Other Terrorist Attacks Under Bush After 9/ll: A Refresher

    The latest right wing talking point is that there were no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil under Bush after 9/11. Since the right is counting failed attacks and military attacks in their list against Obama, those kind of attacks are also included in the list of all attacks that took place in the U.S. under Bush AFTER 9/11:


    Sept-Oct 2001: Anthrax attacks on Congress, NY govt offices, media.

    Dec 12, 2001: Foiled plot by Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel to blow up mosque in Culver City, CA, and office of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA).

    Dec 22, 2001: Shoe Bomber Richard Reid fails to blow up AA Flt 63.

    July 4, 2002: Hesham Mohamed Hadayet kills 2 at the El Al ticket counter at LAX.

    Oct 2002: Beltway Snipers John Allen Muhammed and Boyd Lee Malvo kill 10; Malvo later testifies attacks motivated by "jihad."

    April 2003: White supremacists William Krar, Edith Bruey foiled in the Tyler Poison Gas Plot with huge stockpile of cyanide, 100 conventional bombs, and 500,000 rounds of ammunition.

    June 5, 2003: John Noster arrested in LA w/cache of pipe bombs, jet fuel, weapons, and assorted books alleging a worldwide socialist conspiracy.

    March 3, 2005: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azana drives an SUV onto a crowded part of campus at UNC at Chapel Hill, injuring 9.

    April 3, 2006: Allen Weatherford arrested in MN with cache of weapons, detonation devices, fuel oil, and fertilizer intended to blow up a local courthouse.

    July 28, 2006: Naveed Haq kills 1 and hospitalizes 5 in a shooting at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

    Aug 30, 2006: Omeed Aziz Popal kills 1 and injures 17 in SUV rampage that began in Fremont, CA, and ended at the Jewish Community Center of SF.

    Dec 22, 2006: Derrick Shareef’s "violent jihad" attack on an Illinois shopping mall disrupted by feds.

    Feb 12, 2007: Sulejman Talović opens fire at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5, injuring 4, while shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

    July 27, 2008: Jim Adkisson opens fire with a shotgun at a Unitarian Church service because he "hates left-wing liberals," killing 2 and wounding 7.

    Not to mention the March 23, 2003 grenade attack by Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar on his fellow members of the 101st Airborne, which killed 2 and wounded 14. That particular attack is not technically "terrorism" because it involved combatants rather than civilians, but then again so did the Right's previous-favorite Obama administration attack, that of Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood earlier this year. Funny nobody ever mentions Hasan Akbar when they're trying to claim that the Ft. Hood incident proves Obama is soft on terrorism.
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  • Woof 2013/04/27 02:02:19 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    Woof
    +1
    Come On.... Ya think!

    I wouldn't be surprised if he gave tax payer money to the terrorist to fly here and make sure they receive their monthly food stamps and cash !

    The Boston bombing should have been stopped. They dropped the ball, the Russians tried to warn us!! As for this long list of people listed above, the hits were mostly out of the country in third world countries. Then the others he uses are rouge attackers, not connected to any terrorist groups. So he attempts to make an argument but I don't agree. Reaally the attacks on American soil (by a known terror group or discovered after the fact terror group) didn't happen under bush after 9/11. Bush started aggressively pursuing terrorist. No others hit until the guy at fort hood. The other people were freaks, mentally unstable belonging to no terror groups. Big difference .
  • Tom 2013/04/27 01:03:46
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Tom
    +1
    I just don't know that Obamma has made it easier for terrorist to hit us.Have a great night Remygurl Tom P.S.Remygurl just curious but where are you located?please email me at: tomshad@consolidated.net Have a great night.Tom
  • loner131 2013/04/27 00:06:39
    YES [comment as you wish].
    loner131
    he is muslim. what do you expect
  • Magus BN-0 2013/04/26 23:33:28
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Magus BN-0
    +2
    Claiming that no jihadists hit American from 9/12/2001 to 1/20/2009 is just not true. There were multiple post-9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks on US soil under Bush.
  • phil.olding.3 2013/04/26 23:16:26
    NO [explain why you think not].
    phil.olding.3
    +1
    Obama didn't make it easier for terrorists. He made it easier for US citizens to get detained indefinitely without charges.
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2013/04/26 22:40:00
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    +1
    It's not the president that is the problem concerning jihadists, terrorists, or why we are hated overseas. It's US foreign and economic policy that is the problem (and this going back to around WW2 so it's not a liberal problem, or a conservative problem it's not a democrat's responsibility or a republicans - it's the fault of all of us). As long as that is not understood, then there is no hope for this great nation of ours.

    Someone below commented that Obama is the next Hitler. While I am critical of Obama's policies I do disagree with that statement because it places all blame on the presidents shoulders rather than looking at the big picture. It's not Obama by himself we have to worry about (or any president for that matter). It's our corrupt legislators catering to special interest groups and $$$, our bloated federal bureaucracy, the military industrial complex and the profit from warmongering, the inability of our media sources to truthfully inform the public (thus creating a tool that is easily abused to create policies out of fear), and most importantly the apathy of our citizens.

    As long as we stare across party or ideological lines and blame the other side (the whole time ignoring our own failures) we are all losing and will continue to do so. So quit all the blaming, name calling and bitching and take action.
  • RubenRibnik 2013/04/26 22:29:29
    YES [comment as you wish].
    RubenRibnik
    I am not saying ore have reached the US, as we had our share on home grown BS. but the Obama people have relaxed and have tried their best to force people to view muslims as a PEACEFUL, TOLERANT people......
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/04/26 21:50:44
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +3
    What a pathetic attempt at rewriting history. Good job trying to equate failed attempts and rogue shooters with the largest security failure in US history ... or just typical GWBush apathy and ignorance. He plays his part well btw.
  • SemperRick 2013/04/26 21:35:55
    YES [comment as you wish].
    SemperRick
    +1
    Obummer loves his fellow Muslim brothers. Obummer hates America and will do anything to harm her until his progressive ideology is complete. Beware people Obummer is the next Hitler.
  • mich52 2013/04/26 19:01:04
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2013/04/26 18:57:54 (edited)
    YES [comment as you wish].
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +3
    Bush had balls and went after them...Obama worries about gay rights and taking our gun rights away....the man has NO BALLS!

    Instead he wants to legalize every alien in this country.....amazing isn't it!

    I told a coworker yesterday what is it going to take for Washington to open their eyes? 20,000 dead American citizens? 30,0000? I do not know what they are waiting for!

    Law breaking illegals....crack down on them and get them out of here...on a watch list...kick them out end of story no more chances!!!!!
  • Joe Shw... PJ Swe... 2013/04/26 21:53:04
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +2
    Sorry .... where did Bush go after them? Iraq? Sure wasnt Tora Bora where he deliberately stopped US forces from advancing.
    Nice try with fantasy and strawmen though
  • PJ Swe... Joe Shw... 2013/04/30 12:34:18
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    Oh please that is how we got Bid Laden! Bush as far as I'm concerned kill him, Obama tried to take credit, it didn't work! All Obama knows how to do is lie!!!
  • 3625417 PJ Swe... 2013/04/27 15:06:05
  • PJ Swe... 3625417 2013/04/30 12:32:29
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    I already knew that! I know my history!
  • Joe Shw... 3625417 2013/04/30 12:57:36
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    dont feed the troll
  • 3625417 Joe Shw... 2013/04/30 14:26:04
  • Joe Shw... 3625417 2013/04/30 14:35:15
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    blocked me also. What a closed mind turd. There is no reasoning with people already void of rational thought.
  • 3625417 Joe Shw... 2013/04/30 14:42:48
  • Singerar 2013/04/26 18:41:23
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Singerar
    +4
    SINCE Obama has been in office – 27 attacks have been blocked! So let’s get this sh*t straight.
    ALSO – TWENTY ONE!! TOP Jihadist have been taken out including Osama bin Laden under Obama.

    Details below - Let’s first look at the Jihadist who Obama has killed:

    Osama bin Laden killed

    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Anwar al-Awlaki

    Al Qaeda’s chief of Pakistan operations, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, was killed in Waziristan, Pakistan.

    ‘Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman, the deputy leader of al Qaeda was killed.

    Ilyas Kashmirii, was killed in Pakistan. In Yemen that same month, AQAP senior operatives Ammar al-Wa’ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, and Ali Saleh Farhann were killed. In Somalia, Al-Qa’ida in East Africa (AQEA) senior leader Harun Fazul was killed.
    U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta.

    August 2009, Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud was killed in Pakistan.
    In September of that month, Jemayah Islamiya operational planner Noordin Muhammad Top was killed in Indonesia, and AQEA planner Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was killed in Somalia.

    December 2009 in Pakistan, al Qaeda operational commanders Saleh al-Somali and ‘Abdallah Sa’id were killed.

    February 2010, in Pakistan, Taliban deputy and military commander Abdul Ghani Beradar was captured;...










































































    SINCE Obama has been in office – 27 attacks have been blocked! So let’s get this sh*t straight.
    ALSO – TWENTY ONE!! TOP Jihadist have been taken out including Osama bin Laden under Obama.

    Details below - Let’s first look at the Jihadist who Obama has killed:

    Osama bin Laden killed

    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Anwar al-Awlaki

    Al Qaeda’s chief of Pakistan operations, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, was killed in Waziristan, Pakistan.

    ‘Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman, the deputy leader of al Qaeda was killed.

    Ilyas Kashmirii, was killed in Pakistan. In Yemen that same month, AQAP senior operatives Ammar al-Wa’ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, and Ali Saleh Farhann were killed. In Somalia, Al-Qa’ida in East Africa (AQEA) senior leader Harun Fazul was killed.
    U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta.

    August 2009, Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud was killed in Pakistan.
    In September of that month, Jemayah Islamiya operational planner Noordin Muhammad Top was killed in Indonesia, and AQEA planner Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was killed in Somalia.

    December 2009 in Pakistan, al Qaeda operational commanders Saleh al-Somali and ‘Abdallah Sa’id were killed.

    February 2010, in Pakistan, Taliban deputy and military commander Abdul Ghani Beradar was captured; Haqqani network commander Muhammad Haqqani was killed; and Lashkar-e Jhangvi leader Qari Zafar was killed.

    March 2010, al Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni was killed in Pakistan, while senior Jemayah Islamiya operative Dulmatin - accused of being the mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings – was killed during a raid in Indonesia.

    April 2010, al Qaeda in Iraq leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi were killed.

    May, al Qaeda’s number three commander, Sheik Saeed al-Masri was killed.

    June 2010 in Pakistan, al Qaeda commander Hamza al-Jawfi was killed.

    NOW LETS LOOK AT HOW MANY ATTACKS WERE BLOCKED:

    1. Hassan Abujihaad—March 2008. Hassan Abujihaad, a former U.S. Navy sailor from Phoenix, Arizona, was convicted of supporting terrorism and disclosing classified information, including the location of Navy ships and their vulnerabilities, to Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, the alleged administrators of Azzam Publication websites (the London organization that provided material support and resources to terrorists). Abujihaad was arrested in March 2007 and pled not guilty to charges of supporting terrorism in April 2007. In May 2008, he was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 2010, his conviction was upheld in a federal court of appeals. Both Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan are being held in Britain on anti-terrorism charges and are fighting extradition to the U.S.

    2. Christopher Paul—June 2008. Christopher Paul is a U.S. citizen from Columbus, Ohio. He joined al-Qaeda in the 1990s and was involved in conspiracies to target Americans in the United States and overseas. In 1999, he became connected to an Islamic terrorist cell in Germany, where he was involved in a plot to target Americans at foreign vacation resorts. He later returned to Ohio and was subsequently arrested for conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction—specifically, explosive devices—“against targets in Europe and the United States.” Paul pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    3. Bryant Neal Vinas—November 2008. Bryant Neal Vinas is an American citizen of Hispanic descent who converted to Islam in 2004. In 2007, Vinas left home telling his parents he wanted to study Islam and Arabic. He then traveled to Pakistan where he was trained by and joined the Taliban. During his time in Pakistan, Vinas assisted with unsuccessful attacks on American forces and provided al-Qaeda with extensive information regarding the Long Island Rail Road for a potential attack. He was arrested by Pakistani forces and sent back to the United States, where he pleaded guilty and began cooperating with authorities. He is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and is awaiting sentencing.

    4. Synagogue Terror Plot—May 2009. On May 20, 2009, the New York Police Department announced the arrest of James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams, and Laguerre Payen for plotting to blow up New York-area Jewish centers and shoot down planes at a nearby Air National Guard Base. The four had attempted to gain access to Stinger missiles and were caught in the act of placing bombs in the buildings and in a car. (The bombs were duds, because undercover agents sold the four defendants fake explosives as part of an ongoing sting operation). All four men were found guilty. In June 2011, James Cromitie, David Williams, and Onta Williams were sentenced to 25 years in prison. In September 2011, Laguerre Payen received the same sentence.

    5. Raleigh Jihad Group—July 2009. A group of seven men in North Carolina were arrested on charges of conspiring to support terrorist groups abroad, engage in terror attacks abroad and plotting an attack on the U.S. Marine base at Quantico, Virginia. Their ringleader, Daniel Patrick Boyd, is believed to have a long association with radical groups, dating from his time living in Pakistan. In Pakistan, he is believed to have been an active member of Hezb-e-Islami (Party of Islam). The Raleigh group also raised funds and trained extensively in preparation to wage attacks both at home and abroad. The men were denied bail and are awaiting trial.

    6. Najibullah Zazi—September 2009 . Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan, was arrested after purchasing large quantities of chemicals used to make a TATP bomb, the same type of weapon used in the 2005 bombing of the London Underground and the 2001 shoe-bomb plot. Zazi had traveled to Pakistan, where he received instruction in bomb making and attended an al-Qaeda training camp. Zazi allegedly planned to detonate TATP bombs on the New York City subway. It has since been found that the plot was directed by senior al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan.
    Najibullah Zazi’s father, Mohammed Wali Zazi, was also indicted for obstructing justice, witness tampering, and lying to the FBI in attempts to help his son cover up plans for his attack. A cousin of Zazi, Amanullah Zazi, also publicly admitted that he played a role in Zazi’s 2009 plot. Amanullah pled guilty in secret and agreed to become a government witness in federal court in Brooklyn against Najibullah’s father. The father has since been found guilty and sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Najibullah Zazi pled guilty, as the result of a plea bargain, and remains in jail. He is currently awaiting sentencing.
    At least three other individuals have since been arrested on allegations of conspiring to carry out the attack with Zazi. One of them, New York religious leader Ahmad Afzali, has pled guilty to charges of lying to federal agents about informing Zazi that he was being investigated by authorities. As part of a plea deal, Afzali was sentenced to time served and ordered to leave the country within 90 days. A second man, Zarein Ahmedzay has also pled guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in the foiled plot and lying to investigators. Adis Medunjanin has pled not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and to receiving terrorist training. Ahmedzay and Medunjanin are thought to have traveled to Pakistan with Zazi, and to have met with wanted al-Qaeda operative Adnan El Shukrijumah, who has also been charged in the plot. A fourth individual, Abid Nasser, has also been implicated in the plot led by Zazi, as well as other plots in England and Norway. He is currently in the United Kingdom facing extradition to the United States. Also charged in the plot are, Tariq Ur Rehman, and a fifth defendant known as “Ahmad,” “Sohaib,” or “Zahid.” Both El Shukrijumah and Rehman are not in custody.

    7. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi —September 2009. Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian, was apprehended in an attempt to plant a bomb in a Dallas skyscraper. Originally identified through FBI monitoring of extremist chat rooms, Smadi was arrested and charged after agents posing as terrorist cell members gave Smadi a fake bomb, which he later attempted to detonate. Smadi was found guilty and sentenced to 24 years in prison.

    8. Michael Finton —September 2009. Michael Finton, an American citizen, was arrested on September 23, 2009, by undercover FBI agents after attempting to detonate a car bomb filled with what he believed to be close to one ton of explosives outside the Paul Findley Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Springfield, Illinois. The blast was also intended to destroy the nearby office of Representative Aaron Schock (R–IL). Evidence presented against Finton has shown that he expressed a desire to become a jihadist fighter and was aware that his planned attack would cause civilian injuries. He has been arrested on charges of attempted murder of federal employees and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Finton pled guilty and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

    9. Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra—October 2009. Tarek Mehanna, previously indicted for lying to the FBI about the location of terrorist suspect Daniel Maldonado, was arrested on October 21, 2009, on allegations of conspiracy to kill two U.S. politicians, American troops in Iraq, and civilians in local shopping malls, as well as conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Mehenna and Ahmad Abousamra, his co-conspirator, were indicted on charges of providing and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill Americans in a foreign country, and conspiracy to provide false information to law enforcement.
    The two men are not believed to be associated with any known terrorist organization. Mehanna has pled not guilty to charges held against him and has since been convicted, while Abousamra remains at large in Syria.

    10. The Christmas Day Bomber—2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian engineering student living in London, boarded a plane from Nigeria to Amsterdam and then flew from Amsterdam to the U.S. It was on this second flight when he attempted to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear as the plane began to land. The device ignited but did not detonate, and passengers quickly stopped Abdulmutallab from trying again, leading to his arrest by U.S. authorities upon landing in Detroit. The bomb, containing the explosives PETN and TATP, was similar to the failed device used by Richard Reid in his shoe in 2001.
    Media accounts following the plot indicate that Abdulmutallab admits involvement with al-Qaeda in Yemen and has pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. In February 2012, Adulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction.

    11. Raja Lahrasib Khan—March 2010. Chicago taxi driver Raja Lahrasib Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was arrested by the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on two counts of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. According to the charges, Khan was affiliated with Ilyas Kashmiri, leader of the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami in Kashmir, and has previously been indicted in the U.S. on terrorism charges.
    Khan originally transferred $950 to Pakistan, to be delivered to Kashmiri, and later attempted to send around $1,000 provided to him by an undercover agent to Kashmiri by having his son carry the money to England, where Khan then planned to rendezvous with him and carry the money the rest of the way to Pakistan. His son was stopped by government agents at Chicago’s O’Hare airport before leaving the country. The criminal complaint filed against Khan also alleges that he had discussed plans to bomb an unnamed sports stadium in the United States.
    Khan has since pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal recommending a sentence of five to eight years. His sentencing has been scheduled for May 30, 2012.

    12. Faisal Shahzad—May 2010. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized citizen from Pakistan, attempted to detonate explosives in an SUV parked in Times Square. After explosives training in Pakistan, he is said to have received $12,000 from entities affiliated with the terrorist organization Tehrik-e-Taliban to fund the attack. Following the failed bombing attempt, Shahzad attempted to flee the country to Dubai, but was arrested before the flight was able to leave New York’s JFK airport.
    Shahzad pled guilty to 10 counts, including conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism and to use a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced to life in prison and is being held at the same Colorado maximum-security prison as Richard Reid and Jose Padilla.

    13. Paul G. Rockwood, Jr., and Nadia Piroska Maria Rockwood—July 2010. Paul G. Rockwood, Jr., an American citizen, became an adherent to Anwar al-Awlaki’s ideology of violent jihad after converting to Islam. In studying al-Awlaki’s teachings, Rockwood came to believe it was his religious responsibility to seek revenge against anyone who defiled Islam. He created a list of 15 individuals to be targeted for assassination, including several members of the U.S. military. Rockwood is said to have researched explosive techniques and discussed the possibility of killing his targets with a gunshot to the head or through mail bombs. Nadia Piroska Maria Rockwood, Paul’s wife, knowingly transported the list to Anchorage, Alaska, to share with an unnamed individual who apparently shared Rockwood’s ideology. The list then made it into the hands of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Anchorage.
    Paul was charged with making false statements to the FBI in a domestic terrorism charge, while Nadia was charged with making false statements to the FBI in connection to the case against her husband. Paul was sentenced to eight years in prison, while his wife was sentenced to five years probation.

    14. Farooque Ahmed—October 2010. Pakistani-American Farooque Ahmed was arrested following an FBI investigation into plots to attack the Washington, D.C., subway. Ahmed is said to have conducted surveillance on the D.C. Metrorail system on multiple occasions, and was in contact with undercover FBI agents whom he believed to be individuals affiliated with al-Qaeda. According to an unsealed affidavit, Ahmed wanted to receive terrorist training overseas and become a martyr. The affidavit also indicates that he sought to specifically target military personnel in his bombing attempt.
    Ahmed pled guilty to charges of material support and collecting information for a terrorist attack on a transit facility. He was then immediately sentenced to 23 years in prison.

    15. Air Cargo Bomb Plot—October 2010. Two packages shipped from Yemen to Chicago-area synagogues were discovered to contain explosive materials of the same type used by Richard Reid and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in previously thwarted bombing attempts. The packages contained printer cartridges filled with the explosive material and were identified with the help of intelligence tips from Saudi Arabian authorities while in transit on cargo planes in the United Kingdom and Dubai. While no arrests have been made, the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for the failed attack.

    16. Mohamed Osman Mohamud—November 2010. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old Somali-American, was arrested after attempting to detonate a car bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The bomb was composed of inert explosives given to him by undercover FBI agents. Mohamud had previously sought to travel overseas to obtain training in violent jihad. Having failed in that attempt, he wanted to commit an attack that would cause mass casualties to individuals and their families. Mohamud has pled not guilty to the charges.

    17. Antonio Martinez—December 2010. Antonio Martinez, a 21-year-old American citizen also known as Muhammad Hussain, planned to bomb a military recruiting center in Maryland. The FBI learned of the plot from an unnamed informant. Martinez was arrested after attempting to detonate a fake explosive device supplied by FBI agents. He has been charged with attempted murder of federal officers and employees, as well as attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He has pled not guilty and awaits further
    trial.

    18. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari—February 2011. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a Saudi citizen studying in Lubbock, Texas, was arrested by the FBI after placing an order for the toxic chemical phenol. Both the chemical supplier and the freight shipping company became suspicious of the order, which could be used to make an improvised explosive device (IED), and alerted the FBI and local police. Surveillance of Aldawsari’s e-mail turned up a list of potential “nice targets” including dams, nuclear power plants, military targets, a nightclub, and the Dallas residence of former President George W. Bush. The search also recovered plans to acquire a forged U.S. birth certificate and multiple driver’s licenses. Aldawsari seems to have considered using these documents to obtain rental cars for use in vehicle bombings. He has pled not guilty to charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and faces up to life in prison.

    19. Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh—May 2011. Ahmed Ferhani of Algeria, and Moroccan-born Mohamed Mamdouh, a U.S. citizen, were arrested by the New York Police Department after attempting to purchase a hand grenade, guns, and ammunition to attack an undetermined Manhattan synagogue. The men planned on disguising themselves as Orthodox Jews in order to sneak into the synagogue. Reports have also cited the Empire State Building as a possible second target. Both men face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime of terrorism and conspiracy to commit a hate crime, as well as criminal possession of a weapon.

    20. Yonathan Melaku—June 2011. On June 17, 2011, Yonathan Melaku, an Ethiopian and a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Marine Corp reservist, was arrested at Fort Myer near Arlington National Cemetery, where he was found with a backpack filled with ammonium nitrate, spray paint, and spent ammunition rounds. The discovery led authorities to unravel a series of mysterious events from the fall of 2010, when shots had been fired at night from the street at various military buildings, including the Pentagon, causing over $100,000 in damages. After searching his bag and house, authorities found video of Melaku shooting at the buildings and providing commentary, a series of notebooks written in Arabic with references to terrorism, and a list of equipment needed to make a timed explosive device. He has since pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

    21. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh—June 2011. In a raid on a warehouse in Seattle, the FBI arrested Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh. The two suspects had arranged to purchase weapons from an anonymous informant in contact with the Seattle Police Department. They were seeking to purchase automatic machine guns and grenades in preparation for an attack on a military recruiting station in Seattle. Since the arrests have been made, authorities have learned that Abdul-Latif, a felon and Muslim convert, had initially planned to attack the Joint Base Lewis–McChord with his friend, Los Angeles resident Mujahidh. The target was later changed to the Seattle Military Entrance Processing Station for undisclosed reasons.
    The men have been charged with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States government, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence. Abdul-Latif has also been charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearms and is awaiting further trial. Mujahidh has pled guilty and faces up to 32 years in prison.

    22. Emerson Winfield Begolly—August 2011. Begolly, a moderator and supporter for the internationally known Islamic extremist Web forum Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF), was arrested on charges of terrorist actions involving solicitation to commit a crime of violence and distribution of information in relation to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction. Through his profile on AMEF, the Pennsylvania-born man solicited others to engage in violent acts of terrorism against post offices, water plants, military facilities, bridges, train lines, and Jewish schools. Begolly also used the website to post a downloadable 101-page document that contains information on how to create, conduct, and manufacture chemical explosives. The instructional document is loosely linked to al-Qaeda’s former top chemical and biological weapons expert Abu Khabbab al Misri. Begolly pled guilty to counts of soliciting others to engage in acts of terrorism within the U.S., and attempting to use a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun during an assault upon inquiring FBI agents. He is currently awaiting further trial.

    23. Rezwan Ferdaus—September 2011. Ferdaus, a self-radicalized 26-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested for trying to provide material support to terrorist organizations when he gave a modified cell phone to someone he believed to be an al-Qaeda operative. He did so believing the man would use the cell phone to detonate improvised explosive devices against American soldiers. The alleged al-Qaeda operative was an undercover FBI agent. Ferdaus also sought to use small drone aircraft laden with explosives to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, followed by a ground attack carried out by armed men with automatic rifles. He had already purchased some items, including C4 and AK-47s, toward this goal from an undercover agent. He is being held awaiting trial.

    24. Iranian Terror Plot -October 2011. On October 11, 2011, Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, was arrested for plotting to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S., as well as bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. He claims he was working for the Iranian Quds Forces, a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. On behalf of the Quds Forces, Arbabsiar is said to have contacted members of a Mexican drug cartel with the goal of hiring them to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. The two parties allegedly agreed on a payment of $1.5 million, with a down payment of $100,000 that Arbabsiar wired to members of the cartel, supposedly from the Iranian government. The plot was uncovered because the supposed members of the cartel he approached were informants for the Drug Enforcmeent Agency. He was arrested at JFK airport in New York, has pleaded not guilty, and is currently awaiting trial. Another man, Gholam Shakuri, is an Iranian citizen who is wanted in connection with the plot; he is believed to be in Iran. This is the first publicly known post-9/11 Islamist-inspired terror plot aimed at the United States specifically linked to state-sponsored terrorism.

    25. Jose Pimentel -November 2011. On November 20, 2011, Jose Pimentel, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Dominican Republic, was arrested on charges of planning to use pipe bombs to attack targets throughout New York City. His proposed targets included police stations, post offices, and U.S. soldiers. He was a homegrown radical inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki. Pimentel also managed his own radical website espousing his beliefs in violent jihad. The plot was uncovered by an informant and Pimentel was arrested by the NYPD. He has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial.

    26. Sami Osmakac—January 2012. On January 7, 2012, Sami Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Kosovo region of the former Republic of Yugoslavia, was arrested on charges of planning attacks against night clubs, businesses, and a sheriff’s office. He came to the attention of the authorities when a source alerted them that Osmakac had asked how to locate an al-Qaeda flag. He planned to conduct a multi-pronged attack against his proposed targets with vehicle-born explosives. He also wished to take hostages. He was introduced to an undercover FBI agent who he believed was an arms dealer and procured disabled AK-47s and explosives from him. He was arrested by the FBI’s Tampa office and has since pleaded not guilty.

    27. Amine El Khalifi—February 2012. Amine El Khalifi, a Moroccan citizen illegally in the United States, was arrested on charges of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. He was arrested as he left his parked car with guns and a bomb. He did not know that the weapons had already been rendered inoperable, as they had been provided to him by FBI agents he believed to be al-Qaeda operatives. Before choosing the Capitol building as a target, El Khalifi had proposed targets including D.C. office buildings, restaurants, and synagogues. He is currently being held in federal custody in Alexandria, Virginia, awaiting trial.
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  • Flowers 2013/04/26 17:59:01
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Flowers
    +7
    Not that you care or anything but the article is wrong.
  • illinoyed Flowers 2013/04/27 07:06:11
    illinoyed
    +2
    They're fine with being wrong.
  • D Hanes 2013/04/26 17:38:40
    YES [comment as you wish].
    D Hanes
    +4
    Obama thinks that singing kumbaya and being nice wil stop the terrorits.. what a joke. Besides he is sympathetic to the terrorists most of the time!
  • Singerar D Hanes 2013/04/26 18:44:13
    Singerar
    +3
    ...and yet he's killed TWENTY ONE of the top leaders.

    Sympathetic!???? wow
  • mich52 Singerar 2013/04/26 19:31:41
  • D Hanes Singerar 2013/05/16 02:04:56
    D Hanes
    realy doubt that!
  • Singerar D Hanes 2013/05/16 02:17:16
    Singerar
    You doubt what?
  • PJ Swe... D Hanes 2013/04/26 19:00:27
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +1
    exactly right.... Obama wanted Bid laden buried at sea for the Muslims...SCREW HIM!!! He should have be shot up so bad until nothing was left!
  • remy 2013/04/26 16:25:13
    NO [explain why you think not].
    remy
    +7
    Try the truth for once~
  • Singerar remy 2013/04/26 18:52:04 (edited)
    Singerar
    +5
    The question made me laugh. HARD.

    I believe the ignorance on here is getting even thicker!!! UGH.

    In the meantime - here's random photo to erase the stupidity....
    you can t see me i m a flower
  • remy Singerar 2013/04/26 19:06:44
    remy
    +3
    That's so cute!!! dancing puppy gifs
  • Singerar remy 2013/04/26 19:21:36
    Singerar
    +1
    I just love these little guys!!!! Thank you!
  • cut and paste king 2013/04/26 16:20:52
    NO [explain why you think not].
    cut and paste king
    +7
    Terrorist Attacks On American Soil. Under GW. Bush

    The anthrax scare. Shortly after 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. Letters went to U.S. senators and news organizations. Before it was over, five Americans were killed and another 17 were injured. "The nation was terrorized in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history," according to the FBI.

    The shoe bomber. In December 2001, admitted al-Qaida member Richard Reid boarded a plane in Miami with plastic explosives packed in special hollowed-out shoes. The bomb failed to ignite properly and no passengers were hurt. The incident, however, led to Americans having to remove their shoes during airport security screening.

    The D.C. sniper case. John Allen Muhammad was convicted on capital terrorism charges for his part in the shooting of 16 people in and around the D.C. area in September and October 2002. Muhammad was executed last year. His 17-year-old accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, was sentenced to life in prison.

    All three events occurred after Sept. 11 and have been considered terror plots by the federal and state governments.

    2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, k...

    Terrorist Attacks On American Soil. Under GW. Bush

    The anthrax scare. Shortly after 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. Letters went to U.S. senators and news organizations. Before it was over, five Americans were killed and another 17 were injured. "The nation was terrorized in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history," according to the FBI.

    The shoe bomber. In December 2001, admitted al-Qaida member Richard Reid boarded a plane in Miami with plastic explosives packed in special hollowed-out shoes. The bomb failed to ignite properly and no passengers were hurt. The incident, however, led to Americans having to remove their shoes during airport security screening.

    The D.C. sniper case. John Allen Muhammad was convicted on capital terrorism charges for his part in the shooting of 16 people in and around the D.C. area in September and October 2002. Muhammad was executed last year. His 17-year-old accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, was sentenced to life in prison.

    All three events occurred after Sept. 11 and have been considered terror plots by the federal and state governments.

    2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, killing two people and wounding four others before being shot dead. Media Matters found a 2004 Justice Department report that Hadayet's case had been "officially designated as an act of international terrorism."

    Campus attack at UNC. In March 2006, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate drove an SUV onto campus, striking nine pedestrians. Reza Taheri-azar reportedly stated in a letter: "I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohammad Atta, one of the 9/11/01 hijackers, who obtained a doctorate degree."
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  • D Hanes cut and... 2013/04/26 17:39:33
    D Hanes
    So now list the ones under king obama!

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