Holder failed to give any real legal basis for the targeted killing of Awlaki, offering only political rhetoric to explain the Obama administration’s decision to take out one of America’s most wanted terrorists.
Amine El Khalifi believed he was working with two al Qaeda operatives to carry out a suicide assault on the Capitol Building, but was in fact plotting with two undercover FBI agents.
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a Somali American, pled guilty to conspiring to provide money and recruiting personnel for Shabaab.
The international community is on edge as Nigeria reels from terror attacks by Boko Haram that have killed hundreds in the last few weeks.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb sought to ram explosives-laden boats into Western ships traveling in the Mediterranean.
The European court ruled that Abu Qatada, al Qaeda’s representative in the UK, cannot be transferred to Jordan.
The federal government is cracking down on terror financing and has uncovered an operation raking in millions for Hezbollah.
Jose Pimentel sympathized with al Qaeda and plotted to use pipe bombs to attack police stations, post offices, and soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Operation Pitsford in the Birmingham area has netted 12 suspects so far in an ongoing investigation into an alleged al Qaeda plot against UK targets.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the failed underwear bomber, shouted “Anwar is alive,” referring to his mentor, Anwar al Awlaki.
Rezwan Ferdaus, a physicist from Massachusetts, planned an assault that involved striking the Pentagon and the Capitol using airplane models carrying bombs, blowing up bridges, and shooting politicians. He also sought to aid al Qaeda by building detonation devices for use in killing US soldiers overseas.
Six men and a woman were detained in Birmingham for plotting an al Qaeda-inspired mass casualty attack.
A brazen midday attack on Israeli citizens and soldiers by Palestinian militants near the southern Red Sea resort town of Eilat has left eight dead and dozens injured in the worst attack the country has seen since 2008.
Authorities arrested Naser Jason Abdo and seized weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making materials.
Three men attempted to purchase $9.5 million in weapons for Hezbollah, while another man sold heroin to fund and arm the Taliban.
Both men attempted to provide support to al Qaeda in Iraq, and one carried out IED attacks against US forces in Iraq.
Two Iraqi nationals living in the US have been indicted on numerous terror-related charges. Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi are also alleged to have played a role in attacks against US forces in Iraq before moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Neither is charged with planning attacks within the US.
Hor and Amera Akl conspired to transfer nearly $1 million in funds to support Hezbollah’s military operations.
A Justice Department memo stated that authorities believed Dhakane facilitated the entry of “violent jihadists” into America.
Panetta to Defense, Petraeus to CIA, and Crocker returns to the diplomatic corps in Afghanistan.
The interviews indicate the US is now concerned about Libyan sponsored terror attacks.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been given until Aug. 19 to have the opportunity to reach a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in the 2009 Christmas Day plot to blow up an airliner over Detroit. Abdulmutallab’s trial is set for October and he will be representing himself during his court hearings.
Colleen LaRose, who is better known as “Jihad Jane,” pled guilty in a Philadelphia federal court today. She was charged with aiding foreign terror suspects and plotted to kill a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed.
Antonio Martinez, who is also known as Muhammad Hussain, attempted to detonate a car bomb outside an Armed Services recruitment center in Maryland. According to the Justice Department, the plot was a sting operation, and it doesn’t appear Hussain had any outside help.
Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old Virginian, was taken into custody today. Ahmed believed he was assisting al Qaeda to plan attacks on Washington DC’s metro station. The FBI was aware of his activity before the attempt and had been watching him closely until his arrest.
Pictures of the two suspected terrorists, from ABC News. Two Michigan men were detained in Amsterdam after arriving from Chicago and charged with “preparation of a terrorist attack.” Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi and Hezam al Murisi raised eyebrows when officials found a knife, a box cutter, and a cell phone taped to a Pepto […]
Two men were questioned and charged with “preparation of a terrorist attack” by Dutch authorities after arriving in Amsterdam from Chicago. The men, Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi and Hezam al Murisi from Michigan, alarmed authorities for their suspicious luggage, including a cell phone taped to a bottle, a knife, and a box cutter.
Since last year’s reports of “more than twenty” Somali youths from Minnesota going missing, all presumed to have been recruited to fight in Somalia alongside the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab, several new cases involving other Somali-Americans providing assistance to or attempting to join the terrorist organization have kept the counterterrorism community on edge. Indictments, superseding indictments, […]
A federal grand jury in North Carolina has convened to consider evidence against 24-year-old Samir Khan. Khan is believed to be the editor of “Inspire” magazine, the al Qaeda online publication that promoted jihad and aims to recruit young Westerners. The charges being considered are conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to […]
Paul and Nadia Rockwood. Photo from FOX News. An Alaskan husband and wife have pled guilty to lying to Joint Terrorism Task Force agents about their plot to target and kill individuals who “desecrated Islam.” Paul and Nadia Rockwood of King Salmon, a small community with a population of only a few hundred, were accused […]