Jihad in America: List of Muslim Terror Attacks since 9/11 - 26,424 deadly terror attacks since 9/11

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 07/18/2015 - 16:46.

(ITS NOT OBAMA'S FAULT ITS DAESH COWARDS) Islamic terror in the homeland is nothing new. What is new is that despite the Obama administration and enemedia relentless campaign to scrub and obfuscate the motive behind the hate, violence and war, the American people are finally waking up.

Let’s review:

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Complete List of Islamic Terrorist Attacks

Muslim terror attacks targeting NYC (thanks to NYC.gov)

Recent news and information about the NYPD’s programs to thwart terrorism and suppress violence.BROOKLYN BRIDGE – In 2002, Iyman Faris, a U.S.-based al-Qaeda operative, planned to cut the Brooklyn Bridge’s support cables at the direction of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. However, as a testament to NYPD terrorism deterrence efforts, Faris called off the plot, indicating to al-Qaeda leaders that “the weather is too hot.” NYPD’s 24-hour coverage of the bridge, much of which was put in place following 9/11 and intentionally made highly visible, played a large role in Faris’ decision to abandon the plot. Faris was arrested in 2003, pleaded guilty, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for providing material support and resources to al-Qaeda, among other charges. Knowing that the city’s bridges and critical infrastructure remain attractive terrorist targets, the NYPD maintains heightened security around such facilities.

SUBWAY CYANIDE ATTACK – In 2003, al-Qaeda had planned to release cyanide gas in New York City’s subway system, which carries more than 5,000,000 passengers on an average weekday, as well as targeted other public places for attack. According to a U.S. government official familiar with the plot, the plan was called off by Osama bin Laden’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, for unclear reasons.  The NYPD took appropriate precautions after becoming aware of the plot.

Recent news and information about the NYPD’s programs to thwart terrorism and suppress violence.THE PARACHAS – In 2006, Uzair Paracha, a Brooklyn
resident, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after he was convicted of attempting to help al-Qaeda operative Majid Khan enter the United States to attack gas tanks in a plot developed alongside 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. In early 2003, Paracha impersonated Khan in dealings with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and agreed to use Khan’s credit card to make it appear Khan was in the United States rather than in Pakistan. He also was in possession of several identification documents in Khan’s name, and written instructions from Khan on how to pose as Khan in dealing with the INS. Paracha was found guilty in 2005 on charges including conspiracy to provide and providing material support to al-Qaeda; conspiracy to provide, and providing funds, goods, or services to al-Qaeda; and identification document fraud committed to facilitate an act of international terrorism. Majid Khan pleaded guilty in February 2012 in a military court at Guantanamo to charges stemming from his involvement with al-Qaeda and admitted to the gas tank plot, planning to assassinate Pakistan’s President Musharraf, and complicity in a 2003 bombing of a Marriot hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The NYPD cooperated with federal authorities through the Joint Terrorism Task Force to uncover Paracha’s plan.

Uzair Paracha’s father, Saifullah Paracha, also was alleged to have aided al-Qaeda. The senior Paracha worked with Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to devise a way to smuggle explosives – including possibly nuclear weapons – into the United States using the New York office of Paracha’s import-export business. Saifullah Paracha, who attended the New York Institute of Technology and worked in the city for over a decade, was arrested in 2003 after Uzair stated to authorities that his father was a militant.

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & CITIGROUP HEADQUARTERS – Dhiren Barot (aka Issa al-Hindi) was sentenced to life in prison by a United Kingdom court in 2006 after pleading guilty to planning to attack several targets both in the UK and the U.S., including the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup’s headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, and the Prudential Building in Newark, NJ. In addition, Barot filmed reconnaissance video during a trip to the United States in March 2001 that included shots of the World Trade Center. He also targeted the offices of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, DC and hotels and railway stations in London. Barot was arrested by British police in August 2004 shortly after U.S. authorities raised the Terror Alert level based on intelligence that al-Qaeda had conducted extensive reconnaissance of financial institutions in the U.S. NYPD responded to the alert by reaching out to NY’s financial companies to discuss security, deploying tactical teams to high-threat locations, and increasing vehicle inspections. Seven of Barot’s accomplices were given long prison sentences by a British court in 2007 for their involvement in the plot.  See also: “Joint Fact Sheet: U.S. and UK Counterterrorism Cooperation.”

Recent news and information about the NYPD’s programs to thwart terrorism and suppress violence.HERALD SQUARE – Shahawar Matin Siraj and James Elshafay plotted in 2004 to place explosive devices in the Herald Square subway station in Manhattan. Elshafay had already given consideration to potential targets by the time he met an NYPD informant in early 2004. In recorded conversations, Siraj expressed desire to bomb bridges and subway stations, and cited misdeeds by American forces in Iraq as a motivating factor. Siraj and Elshafay conducted surveillance of Herald Square station in late August 2004 and drew a crude diagram to aid in placing the explosives; they were arrested a few days later. Elshafay pleaded guilty to conspiracy to damage or destroy a subway station by means of an explosive. Siraj was found guilty in 2006 of conspiracy to place and detonate an explosive in a public transportation system; conspiracy to damage and destroy, by means of an explosive, a building or vehicle; conspiracy to wreck and disable a mass transportation vehicle; and conspiracy to place a destructive device in or near a facility used in the operation of mass transportation. He was subsequently sentenced to 30 years in prison. Shepherding the case from initial lead to federal prosecution required close cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

PATH TRAIN and WORLD TRADE CENTER RETAINING WALL – In July 2006, the FBI revealed it had uncovered a plot involving an attack on a PATH commuter train tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey, the placement of suicide bombers on trains, and the destruction of the retaining wall separating the Hudson River from the World Trade Center site in the hopes of causing massive flooding in the city’s Financial District.  The plot was uncovered in its early stages through a year-long FBI investigation that included the monitoring of internet chat rooms frequented by extremists, and involved at least eight suspects spread over several countries. The plot’s alleged mastermind, al-Qaeda affiliated Assem Hammoud of Lebanon, was taken into custody by authorities there. Hammoud said he was acting on orders from Osama bin Laden and that he was planning to travel to Pakistan to receive training at an al-Qaeda camp.  Another suspect was arrested in Canada and a third in England.

Recent news and information about the NYPD’s programs to thwart terrorism and suppress violence.JFK AIRPORT – Beginning in 2006, four men plotted to detonate the jet-fuel storage tanks and supply lines for John F. Kennedy Airport in order to cause wide-scale destruction and economic disruption in an attack they intended to dwarf 9/11.  Through the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the NYPD worked with the FBI, which placed an informant next to the principle plotter, Russell Defreitas, a native of Guyana and Brooklyn resident who was an airport cargo handler. Defreitas’s accomplices were Abdul Kadir, a former parliamentarian from Guyana with admitted ties to Iran; Abel Nur of Guyana; and Kareem Ibrahim of Trinidad and Tobago.  Relying in part on Defreitas’ knowledge, the men conducted extensive surveillance of the airport, and traveled to Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago to attempt to secure the support of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, an Islamic extremist group operating in the region. The group also discussed contacting Adnan Shukrijumah, an al-Qaeda explosives expert believed to be in the Caribbean at the time. Kadir was sentenced to life in prison in 2010; Nur was sentenced to 15 years in 2011 after pleading guilty to material support the previous year; Ibrahim received life in 2012.  All three were extradited to the United States to stand trial. Defreitas was arrested in New York and received a life sentence in 2011 after being convicted of conspiracy to attack a public transportation system; conspiracy to destroy a building by fire or explosive; conspiracy to attack aircraft and aircraft materials; conspiracy to destroy international airport facilities; and conspiracy to attack a mass transportation facility.

Transatlantic PlotTRANSATLANTIC PLOT – In a series of three trials spanning 2008 to 2010, eight men were convicted in Britain of attempting to simultaneously detonate explosives in seven airliners traveling from London to several North American metropolises, including New York. British authorities also sought Rashid Rauf, a 27 year-old Briton of Pakistani descent and prominent al-Qaeda operative, as a main suspect in the plot. After Rauf’s arrest in Pakistan in August 2006, his detention led to the arrest of 25 additional suspects in Britain. Authorities believed the plan involved the use of peroxide-based liquid explosives that could evade air travel security measures in place at the time.  The discovery of the plot involved cooperation between American and British authorities. See also: ““Joint Fact Sheet: U.S. and UK Counterterrorism Cooperation.”

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