Tag: terrorism

DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 CONTACT: Erin Duggan 212-335-9400 DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES Defendants Planned to Bomb Synagogue, Support Violent Jihad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, joined by […]




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Two Arrested in New York City Synagogue Attack Plot Sting

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two men allegedly trying to buy weapons including three pistols and hand grenades as part of a plot to attack Manhattan synagogues were arrested in New York City, averting a terror threat, law enforcement sources said. This is the 13th plot thwarted against the city since the Sept. 11, law enforcement officials said. The men […]




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Security urged for Christians in Pakistan after death of Osama bin Laden

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Karachi: May 2, 2011. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have feared violence against Christian after death of Osama Bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan and urged government of Pakistan to adopt necessary security measures of Christian’s life and property. Pakistani Christians have been easy prey of Islamic extremists […]




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Bin Laden death: LAPD increases patrols of religious institutions, ‘high profile’ terrorist targets

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Local authorities are increasing patrols at religious institutions and other potential terrorist targets in the wake of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing, commanding officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, said Sunday night that in the near term, there would be additional patrols around "high-profile targets." […]




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Israel warns against travel to Sinai, Turkey, Jordan during Passover

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



In addition, the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning ahead of the Passover holiday, during which many Israelis frequent tourist destinations abroad. The bureau stressed the warning against travel to Sinai this year, saying intelligence exists that terror agents will attempt to abduct Israeli citizens there. Other countries in which travel is advised against […]




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Police foil church bombers’ terror plot

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police in Kathmandu claim they have foiled a plot by an insurgent group to detonate more bombs in the capital. They arrested six members ofthe National Defence Army (NDA) linked to Mainali, who is in jail in Kathmandu in connection with his involvement in a series of murders and bomb blasts, including the deadly blast […]




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Monk, workers shot in monastery attack in Egypt

| March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



CAIRO – One monk and six church workers were shot and wounded last week when the Egyptian Army attacked a Coptic Orthodox monastery in order to destroy a wall monks had built to defend their property from raiders, sources said. The attack with small arms, heavy machine guns and armored personnel carriers happened Wednesday afternoon […]




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Missionary risks are rising, says security expert

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



With eyes wide open. That's how missionaries face lives where uncertainty and some risk may be unavoidable, said Ventura County mission leaders reacting to the four people killed Tuesday by Somali pirates off East Africa. Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, who used their yacht to distribute Bibles to remote places across the […]




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Amid Unrest, Arab Jewish Communities Worry for Their Safety

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Washington, Feb. 22- In the aftermath of long-time President Zine el Abidine ben Ali’s overthrow in mid-January, Tunisian Jews were greeted with a harsh reminder of their delicate situation: "Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back!” scores of Muslim demonstrators chanted in front of Tunis’ main synagogue on Feb. 11. While hoping for […]




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Extremists Abduct Daughter of Church Contractor in Egypt

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments



Muslim extremists on Saturday abducted the daughter of a church building contractor who is involved in the controversial building of a church in northern Egypt, reports a Coptic rights organization. Nesma Sarwat, 18, the daughter of the building contractor for the controversial St. Mary and St. Michael church in Talbiya, within Egypt’s third largest city […]




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Despite qualms, judge allows handwriting evidence in synagogue bombing case

| February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



OTTAWA — An Ottawa judge has decided to allow handwriting evidence likened by a French prosecutor to a "smoking gun" in the case against university professor and accused terrorist bomber Hassan Diab. French authorities say Diab was a key player in a terrorist bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980 and want the Lebanon-born Canadian […]




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Man arrested with explosives at Michigan mosque

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



DETROIT – A 63-year-old Southern California man who had explosives in his vehicle was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities in Michigan said. Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count […]




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Egypt court postpones verdict in synagogue attacker case

| January 18, 2011 | 1 Comment



The verdict against Cairo's synagogue attacker was postponed to 17 February. Gamal Hussein Ahmed, 49, was accused of planning a suicide bombing at the Adly Street Synagogue in downtown Cairo. He is suspected of throwing a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at the synagogue in February 2010. The bomb, which caused no damage or injuries, […]




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Police in Natick play it safe with Coptic church terror threat

| January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



NATICK — As many as 60 police officers from surrounding communities helped protect St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church on Oak Street on Thursday, blocking off roads and stopping cars after the federal Department of Homeland Security sent a bulletin warning of a terrorism threat. Several extremist websites posted threats to Coptic churches worldwide after a […]




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Church on terror alert

| January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



THE Virgin Mary Coptic Church at Calamvale is on high alert after Islamic extremist websites called for Sydney churches to be targeted. It follows an attack that killed 21 people in a New Year’s Eve bomb blast at a Coptic church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Church officials fear an attackmay happen when least […]




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