Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who is al-Shabab? Somali terror army extends reach

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Somali militants who formed the hardline terror group al-Shabab carried out their first suicide attack in 2006, during the height of violence in Iraq. The world hardly noticed.
This week al-Shabab become the world's newest international terror group, after claiming twin blasts in Uganda's capital Kampala during the World Cup final that killed 76 people.
Ugandan officials on Tuesday showed off an unexploded suicide belt, suggesting the militants had hoped for a third explosion and more carnage. Ugandan officials arrested five people and hinted that Somali nationals were among those detained.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Muslim leaders urge census participation


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By some counts, there are about 600,000 Muslim and Arab-Americans living in greater Chicago. Other estimates put the number closer to 250,000.
No one knows for sure, which is why Muslim leaders today encouraged their community to participate in the 2010 census, so they can have an official count.
"If we keep isolated, no one will know about us," said Yousif Marei, president of the Islamic and Arab Community Service Office in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. "It is time for us to let them know who we are."
Muslim and Arab leaders have had to quell concerns within the community that personal information relayed on the census may be used to track people as part of anti-terrorism measures.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines 'Interested' in Report of Bomb Aboard Crashed Jet

(VOA News) Ethiopian Airlines officials are closely following a report that a captured terrorism suspect has told of a bomb aboard a plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon in January. Investigators have not determined the cause more than two months after the crash.
A report on a U.S. Internet Web site says British intelligence agents have reopened their investigation into the mysterious crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet January 25. The Boeing 737 plunged into the Mediterranean Sea minutes after takeoff from Beirut airport, killing all 90 people aboard.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

MOSCOW – Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people and wounding 65, officials said. They blamed the carnage on rebels from the Caucasus region.
The blasts come six years after Caucasus Islamic separatists carried out a pair of deadly Moscow subway strikes and raise concerns that the war has once again come to Russia's capital, amid militants' warnings of a renewed determination to push their fight.