A Nigerian man connected with Al-Qaeda's operation in the Arabian peninsula appeared in a Brooklyn court today. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, 33, was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court today on charges of providing material support to Al-Qaeda in Yemen, recruiting new members in Nigeria, and helping to r ... More >>
We all know what domestic policies rightbloggers favor -- tax breaks for the wealthy, persecution of minorities, and so forth -- but we don't usually hear much about their foreign policy preferences except Benghazi Impeach skreee. But last week was a busy one in that regard, and gave us a good loo ... More >>
Reporter Kurt Eichenwald has created quite a buzz with his op-ed piece in yesterday's New York Times alleging failure by George W. Bush's administration to adequately respond to numerous warnings from the CIA of an impending Al Qaeda terrorist plot prior to the 9/11 attacks. In the article, Eichenw ... More >>
For years, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly have claimed that the NYPD has thwarted 14 terror attacks since 2001. And many people actually believed them. The problem is it's not really true. In fact, as the internet news site Propublica notes, "the figure overstates the number of serious, ... More >>
According to a recent study from the University of Haifa, your latest friend request on Facebook may be from a terrorist organization, for, like the rest of us, they have shifted their Internet activity focus to...social networks, obvi! "Today, about 90% of organized terrorism on the Internet is bei ... More >>
Castor bean flower, via WikipediaThe New York Times says Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen is stockpiling castor beans in an attempt to manufacture ricin, a harmful toxin, to use in America. According to the report, the terrorist cell wants to "secretly concoct batches of the poison, pack them aroun ... More >>
According to a letter discovered in the raid that led to his death, Osama Bin Laden was considering alternate names for his terrorist group because he felt that "Al Qaeda" had taken on a bad connotation for killing too many Muslims. He wanted to pick a name that would "convince Muslims worldw ... More >>
Grandmothers should be sacred. And yet, here we are, with Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama's step-grandmother living in Kenya, being threatened explicitly by Al Shabaab, the Somalian chapter of Al Qaeda. Obama's granny has been given extra security, which she says she doesn't mind. "My lif ... More >>
A "rush examination" of the evidence gathered from Osama Bin Laden's secret compound in Pakistan reveals that the Al Qaeda leader was still involved in thinking up future terrorist attacks, despite now-outdated guesses from analysts that he may have become more of a figurehead in recent years ... More >>
Reuters reports this morning, via the SITE monitoring service, that Al Qaeda used the internet on Friday to confirm the death of their leader. "Al-Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums on May 6, 2011, confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden," SITE said. Previously, Al Qaed ... More >>
CIA Director Leon Panetta says that al Qaida will "almost certainly" attempt to get revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden, and thus, nowhere are security officials on higher alert than in New York City today. The New York Post reports that the NYPD "will pay special attention to subways, ... More >>
Al Qaeda has contemplated using food poisoning as a way to attack the U.S. Apparently, it discussed slipping cyanide into salad bars and buffets at hotels and restaurants. [CNN] The food porn iPhone app Foodspotting has hit 500,000 downloads, just as Foursquare launches a similar feature to ... More >>
A woman was arrested in Yemen on Saturday in connection with the suspicious packages found on Friday, thought to be explosives sent by al Qaeda toward Newark and Philadelphia, ultimately meant for synagogues in Chicago, according to the New York Times. Yemeni officials confirmed the arrest as ... More >>
Conservative psycho (hottie-cougar: me-yow) Pamela Geller's at it again, this time, trying to show the world how the guy behind the not-at-Ground-Zero-and-not-a-mosque project Park51 is telling everyone how America has "blood on its hands," putting the image in people's heads of a keffiyah-sp ... More >>
Mark your calendars! Intelligence sources, including CIA Director Leon Panetta, say "Al Qaeda is almost 'certain' to try a major attack on the U.S. in the next three to six months," reports the Daily News. Panetta and others appeared before the Senate with the grim news. If it sounds familiar, tha ... More >>
A U.S. Airways flight that left LaGuardia for Kentucky this morning was diverted to Philadelphia, as a passenger was thought to have attached a weapon to his body ("strapped a wire device from his fingers to his head after takeoff," said Reuters). Fox, America's Terror Network, grimly referre ... More >>
Autumn 2009 is making us nostalgic. First, we have a deranged Muslim killing a lot of citizens on U.S. soil. Now, we have anthrax! Or at least fake anthrax, which we also had back in the day, sonny. The New York consulates of France, Austria and Uzbekistan received anonymous packets of white ... More >>
Ass bombs have long been a problem in the club scene. You're standing next to someone, having a perfectly lovely conversation over diet sodas, and they suddenly detonate a gaseous substance out their butt that could make you plotz.
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
Tradition dictates that we inform you "federal authorities" have received "plausible but unsubstantiated" information that "Al Qaeda" may be planning a "terrorist attack" in the "New York City subway" this holiday weekend. Commentary yammers about "the threat we still live under" and "complacency," ... More >>
News over the weekend that Al Qaeda plotted three years ago to attack the subways with hydrogen cyanide gas seems yet another reminder of how much the world has changed since 9-11. But terrorism trivia fans will be interested to know that the alleged aborted 2003 plot is not the city's first potent ... More >>
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