Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Key Al-Qaeda Terrorist Leader Arrested!

Interesting Article: "Egypt arrests Islamist close to Al Qaeda's Zawahiri" by AFP, Cairo, Published April 7th 2014.


An interesting article mentioned that Egyptian police have arrested a senior Islamist militant close to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. Thirwat Salah Shihata was arrested in a Cairo suburb, the sources said, adding he had been sentenced to death in absentia in the 1990s for an attempted assassination of a minister. Shihata was reportedly detained in Iran following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks in 2001, which routed Al-Qaeda and forced its leaders into hiding. The Egyptian officials said he had been in Libya and then Turkey before returning to his homeland. The arrest of Thirwat Shihata is now one of the closest mechanisms foreign intelligence units have of finding Zawahiri. Would you like to know more?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Al Shabaab Terrorist Actions Deepening in Kenya and the Region!

Interesting Article: "Top Kenyan Islamist, Al Shabaab recruiter assassinated in Mombasa" by Jim Kouri, Examiner, Mombasa

An interesting article mentioned that A well-known Kenyan Islamist, who supported Somalia's deadly terrorist group Al Shabaab and advocated killing Christians, was shot and killed in the city of Mombasa on Tuesday, according to Theresa Belgrave, a former police intelligence analyst specializing in Muslim terrorism. The 61-year-old radical Muslim leader Abubakar Shariff, a/k/a Makaburi, was met by a hail of bullets as he left a court building where he was attending a hearing with a still unidentified man. According to reports, a car approached the two men waiting for their transportation and they were gunned down by at least two men using automatic weapons. In September 2013, an Al Shabaab attack on the largest shopping mall in Nairobi left 67 people was dead and scores were wounded, according to an Examiner report. The following December, as reported by Examiner, a terrorist attack on a city bus in Nairobi, Kenya killed five passengers. The terrorists used a grenade in the incident and the perpetrators were identified as members of Somalia's Al Shabaab. Kenya is currently in the midst of attempting to curtail Al Shabaab recruitment within its Muslim community.

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