By EMERSON VERMAAT
November 16, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It was Christmas 2008 when a 43-year old Somali man from Minneapolis applied for political asylum in the Netherlands. He spent about one year in the Dutch Asylum Seekers Center (AZC) of Dronten. Dutch immigration authorities rejected his asylum application. He was not, as international refugee law requires, the victim of persecution. The bogus Somali asylum seeker knew well in advance that this would happen, yet he did apply for asylum in Holland, realizing that Dutch authorities would not immediately send him back. He initially fooled Dutch immigration authorities by failing to tell them he was living in the United States.
It usually takes a long time to verify the validity of asylum applications. Last year the Dutch government was still rather lenient with respect to asylum applications from people who claim to be persecuted Somalis. After his request for asylum had been rejected, his Dutch lawyer Audrey Kessels appealed the decision although she also knew that the appeal would be rejected. It turned out that our Somali asylum seeker had a U.S. green card. The appeal, his lawyer reasoned, would delay his extradition to the United States. Moreover, her Somali client would then still be entitled to Dutch medical health care.
Such bogus asylum applications are by no means exceptional. A small but rich country like Holland is a magnet for bogus refugees and economic migrants, especially from Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. Each bogus asylum application costs Dutch tax payers a huge amount of money. Our Somali asylum seeker has already cost Dutch tax payers more than 50,000 euros. Asylum lawyers are very expensive. A lot money is further spent on verifying the validity of asylum requests, accomodation, health care, etc. This also applies to Canada, by the way, each claimant going through the system costs Canadian tax payers 29,000 Canadian dollars. The Canadian government finally and belatedly announced "a package to fix a broken refugee system."
But in the case of our Somali asylum seeker from Minneapolis the Dutch tax payer is going to pay more than just 50,000 euros. It so happens that our Somali friend is wanted by the American Justice Department for terrorism. To be precise, he is under suspicion of being directly linked to the Somali jihad. Before he applied for asylum in Holland he traveled to Somalia, and subsequently to Dubai, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia. Who paid his huge travel expenses? Mind you, we are talking about a Somali immigrant in the United States who is not rich. There is now reason to believe that we are dealing with a jihadist who assisted others in traveling to Somalia with a view to participating in the Al-Qaeda linked Somali jihad. Somalia's jihadist "Al-Shabaab" movement poses a very serious challenge, as is shown in a recent article written by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (Middle East Quaterly, Fall 2009). "Its range is enhanced by training camps from which many Western Muslims have graduated." It is possible that the Somali asylum seeker from Minneapolis is linked to this movement. He denies it, though.
The Dutch recently put him custody. It will take about two months before all the legal extradition formalities will have been met. Of course, our Somali friend will strongly resist extradition to the U.S. knowing that U.S. jails are not as comfortable as Dutch ones, nor are American sentences usually as lenient as Dutch ones. (In Holland, heavily overburdened police and prosecutors are hadly able to cope with serious organized crime often linked to Moroccan, Turkish, West African, East European or Balkan networks; some of the most notorious criminals are still at large and others are bound to receive very lenient sentences because of so-called "procedural errors" made by prosecutors or the police.)
A bogus Pakistani student in Holland and the foiled "Barcelona Suicide Bombing Plot"
It was on March 14, 2008, that heavily armed Dutch policemen arrested a 26-year old Pakistani citizen named Aqueel Ur Rahman Abassi (also spelled: Abbasi). Officially a student, Abassi was living in a fashionable neighborhood in the southern city of Breda. Initially, the Dutch Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) saw no reason for alarm. Mr. Abassi from Pakistan's Punjab Province was just an inconspicuous student at the Dutch "Avans Hogeschool" (Avans College). It was in September 2007 that he entered Holland on a student visa. He was not associated with terrorism then. But he hardly ever attended classes. This is a major loophole in European immigration policies: thousands of bogus students from Pakistan and other source countries for terrorism and militant Islam enter Holland, Belgium, France, Britain or Spain and subsequently simply disappear or are involved in activities which are not in any way related to studying. (It was estimated in January 2009 that 200 to 300 Pakistani and Nepalese bogus students "disappeared" shortly after their arrival in Hoilland.)
Abassi was not just the innocent student he claimed to be. The AIVD became suspicious after having received information from Spain that the friendly but frequently absent Pakistani student was a potential suicide bomber involved in a major terrorist operation initiated in Pakistan's restive tribal area of Waziristan. According to the AIVD and the Spanish police, Abassi was a member of an international terror network operating from Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona has been a hotbed of Islamist militancy for years. Around 15,000 Pakistani immigrants reside in Barcelona alone. Not all of them are militants or terrorists, of course, yet, several major terror plots have been averted by the Spanish police. Last January, six Pakistani immigrants were arrested in Barcelona on suspsicion of fraud and financing terror networks in Pakistan ("Operation Cheapest"). They owned several call centers ("locutorios"). At the heart of the foiled January 2008 Barcelona bombing plot was the Pakistani imam of the Tarek ben Ziyad Mosque (Calle Hospital) - a man named Maroof Ahmed Mirza.
Abassi, of course, strongly resisted extradition to Spain. He denies any links to terrorism. So, the extradition procedure took some time. But on August 14, 2008, Abassi was finally flown to Spain and immediately taken into custody by the Spanish police. His trial will begin on December 17, 2009. Dutch, Spanish en French investigators believe the network to which Abassi belonged planned major terrorist attacks in Spain, Germany, France and Portugal.
Just three months before Abassi's arrest in Holland's peaceful city of Breda, twelve other suspected terrorists were arrested in Barcelona. Twelve of them were Pakistanis, two came from India. Police found materials for making explosives (a mixture of nitrocellulose and potassium perchlorate), timing devices and jihadist documents. Spanish police believe they were planning to stage suicide attacks in the Barcelona subway or metro. "F1", a police informer or "protected witness", told the police that a prominent member of the group told him, "if an explosion takes place in the metro, the emergengy services cannot come." This was also a major problem in the London subway bombings of July 7, 2005; the terrorists, no doubt, wanted to copycat these "successful" bombings. The first suicide attack was to be carried out in the Barcelona subway, similar attacks were then planned to be staged in Germany, France, Portugal and, possibly, the United Kingdom. All these NATO countries, as well as Spain, contribute troops to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.
Our Pakistani student in Holland, Aqueel Abassi, was to blow himself up in Frankfurt, Germany. In the first part of January 2008, he followed a course for suicide bombers in the Barcelona mosque used by the group as their operational base. Shortly before Spanish police rounded up the terror cell, Abassi flew to Frankfurt. There, he learned that his fellow jihadists had been arrested in Barcelona. He then deciced to return to Breda, Holland. Tom Driessen, a leading Dutch criminal police investigator, told the weekly "NRC Weekblad" in October 2009 that Abassi was a member of a terrorist sleeper cell. "He was just waiting for the call that his time had come to go to the life hereafter." Some 400 Dutch police investigators were involved in the investigations into the Abassi case. There was no time for them to do other things. It received top priority and with good reason. It was a very expensive operation - yet, the Dutch government now unwisely plans to reduce the police budget. No wonder police unions are quite upset. There is probably more money for Africa than for our own police.
Links to Al-Qaeda and Waziristan's Taliban
The Barcelona terror cell did not operate on its own. It was not a typical "home-grown" terror network like the Dutch "Hofstad Group." There is evidence that they were linked to Al-Qaeda. Shortly after the arrests in Barcelona, a Pakistani terrorist group operating from Waziristan, proudly claimed responsibility for the foiled suicide bombing plot. Maulvi Omar, spokesman of the "Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan" (TTP), a Pashtun terror network closely linked to Al-Qaeda, said: "The one in Barcelona was conducted by twelve of our men. They were under pledge to Baitullah Mesud and TTP has already claimed responsbility because of Spain's military presence in Afghanistan." Thus, just like the 7/7 London bombings (2005), the Barcelona subway attack was meant to avenge Spanish troop presence in Afghanistan.
Spanish police, though, were already aware of Baitullah Mesud's involvement before Maulvi Omar's statement. "F1", a confidential police informer, had told the police that he and his fellow jihadists had been sent to Europe by Baitullah Mehsud, then the Taliban leader in South Waziristan - Pakistan's tribal areas. (Mehsud died on August 5, 2009, after a U.S. drone attack.) Not only was the group targeting Barcelona but other European cities as well. "F1" claimed that Abassi himself had to stage a terror attack in Frankfurt, Germany.
Eleven members of the group were indicted. They were: Maroof Ahmed Mirza (imam and suspected plot leader), Mohammad Ayub Elahi Bibi, Mohamed Tarik, Qadeer Malik, Hafeez Ahmed, Roshan Jamal Khan, Shaib Iqbal, Imram Cheema, Aqueel Ur Rahman Abassi, Mohammed Shoaib and Mehmooh Khalid. All except one - an Indian citizen from Mumbai - are Pakistanis. Six Pakistanis were legal immigrants in Spain, the others arrived in the months before January 2008. Abassi first traveled to Holland on a student visa, others traveled via Sweden and Germany. All ended up in Barcelona - Abassi arrived in Barcelona at the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008. Some of the terror cell members were bomb makers, others were prospective suicide bombers. TTP spokesman Maulvi Omar acknowlegded that the TTP provided training to some of those involved in the plot, but that the cell leaders "had their own plans" with respect to target selection and execution. One of the most dangerous terror cell members was Hafeez Ahmed (his name is sometimes spelled "Ahmed Afees" in Spanish newspapers). Spanish terrorism expert Fernando Reinares writes about him:
"These were interpreted as suspicious moves in itself, even more so because the man whom the CNI (Spanish Intelligence Service, V.) and the GC (Guardia Civil, Spanish civilian police, V.) consider the head of the subgroup commissioned with explosives and explosive devices - Hafeez Ahmed - had returned to Barcelona from a five month stay in Pakistan himself, weeks before the others started to arrive in the city. This same person reacted fiercely to his detention and threatened openly the GC agent who arrested him, loudly saying, 'in my country I have killed many policemen like you.'"
Let us hope that Mr. Ahmed's sentence will not be a lenient one. Such people are extremely dangerous.
"We are pacifists"
Some of the accused recently told a Spanish judge that they were pacifists. "We admire Benazir Bhutto," one of them, Qadeer Malik, said. He and the others denied the accusations against them. Malik said that they subscribed to the "pacifist doctrine" of a Pakistani movement called "Tablighi Jamaat." No Spanish judge should fall for this kind of nonsense. Why did the police not only find jihadist documents but also timers and materials for making explosives? Indeed, Mr. Malik was one of the three suspected Pakistani bomb makers. (Hafeez Ahmed who openly threatened to kill a Spanish police officer was another and Mr. Shaib Iqbal was the third). Why did the Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for the foiled plot? Just for fun? These are the very people who killed Benazir Bhutto. Al-Qaeda repeatedly instructed their followers to lie in court and to the police and so deceive the infidel. Fernando Reinares makes the following interesting observation:
"The incident in Barcelona also calls attention to the disturbing role being played by the Tabligh movement. The movement is apparently suffering from violent radicalization among its adherents, or the use of its meetings and sponsored travels between European states and South Asian countries for recruitment and training purposes by terrorist organizations; this allows the cross-border circulation of jihadists."
Averting terror plots through cooperation between intelligence services
Between March 2004 and October 2008 nearly thirty dangerous jihadist networks have been disbanded in Spain alone. This means that a great number of terrorist attacks have been thwarted, the one in Barcelona being the latest example. The Spanish Intelligence Service CNI also cooperated with French intelligence. Indeed, the Spanish intelligence and police informer (later referred to as "F1") originally was an informer for French intelligence working in Waziristan, the "International Herald Tribune" reported on February, 11, 2008. The informer told the police he "arrived in Barcelona by train from France on January 16 to join the suspects in the plot." "Tipped off by French intelligence, Spanish intelligence operatives launched Operation Cantata." This shows that cooperation between European intelligence services is vital and may produce good results. The French may not have been so happy, though, about F1's cover having been blown - the suspects now know who he is. On the other hand, if the Spanish police would have waited too long to make the necessary arrests, the plot could very well have succeeded. F1's cover would some day be blown anyway. The trips to Sudan, France and Germany made by the Barcelona imam Ahmed Mirza also alerted the CNI.
What is worrying, though, is the fact that not all the Pakistani terrorists were apprehended in January 2008. U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell told the House Intelligence Committee on February 7, 2008: "We had 20 terrorists show up in Spain that had been trained in Pakistan that were going to be suicide bombers, fanning out over Europe." Aqueel was arrested in March 2008, so five had eluded arrest.
A Spanish woman testifies against dangerous Algerian terrorists
Carmen Bazán, a Spanish woman in her fifties, was accompanied by her son Humberto Janeiro when she testified against a dangerous group of Algerian terrorists in a Spanish court room in Madrid. Currently on trial are six Algerians reportedly linked to the "Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), now known as "Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQIM) - one of the most dangerous terrorist networks in the world. Bazán told the Spanish judges that it was back in March 2005 that Algerian robbers broke into her house, and stole several pieces of jewellery.
On April 1, 2005, Farez Merazka tried to take some 10,000 euros to Algeria. The money which was hidden in his clothes was discovered at Barcelona's Airport El Prat just before Merazka wanted to take the plane to Algeria. He was the leader of an Algerian terrorist gang of robbers who robbed defenseless Spanish citizens like Carmen Bazán. A golden necklace and a golden cross, that is what they stole from her. The group to which Merazka bolonged financed terrorist attacks in Algeria and Mauretania by robbing detached houses in Spain. Six members of his terrorist network were arrested in Spain. They had previously been in touch with Abdelhakim Fekkar, a dangerous Algerian terrorist currently in jail. In a phone call intercepted by the Spanish police on May 25, 2005, Fekkar told his Pakistani friend Fathi Abdellah: "I killed 25 infidels." This terrorist attack occured at Tebessa, Algeria. In another intercepted phone conversation - just one month later - Fekkar referred to a successful terrorist mission in Mauretania. "When I returned to Algeria, no one stopped me, thanks be to Allah."
This is just one of the many examples of the very close linkages between terrorism and crime. It was Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, the late leader of "Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers" (Iraq), who advised terrorists to finance their operations by robbing people in Europe.
The growing Islamist terrorist threat in Italy
Italy is another important target for Islamist terrorists. A significant terrorist cell was recently broken up in the North Italian city of Milan. 17 Algerians were arrested in Italy and other European countries. They had been raising money to finance attacks. The Algerians who were arrested in Italy operated in Milan, Turin, Bergamo, Lecco and Bologna. They were involved, among other things, in forging identity papers and planning terrorist attacks. The leader of this terror cell was Smail Benantar. In just three years the group spent one million euros in Algeria. It is possible the money went to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the major terror group in Algeria.
A Libyan jihadist named Mohamed Game attempted to blow himself up at the entrance of the Santa Barbara army barracks in Milan. He survived because his bomb did not explode entirely. Game was allegedly assisted by two others, Abdel Haziz Mahmoud Kol, an Egyptian, and Mohamed Imbaeya Israfel, a Libyan. It is not clear whether Game's small group was part of an international jihadist network. This is not very likely, though. The group obviously did not have the skills to make a bomb. Others reportedly planned to stage a suicide attack in a bus or a local McDonald's restaurant.
Concluding comments: "The sight of evil kindles evil in the soul"
Cooperation between European security and intelligence services and police forces should be encouraged and increased. Once again, civilized nations are facing a common enemy who seeks to destroy our cities by cruel, wanton, indiscriminate (suicide) bombings. The same demonic forces of evil repeatedly wreak havoc in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Like the Nazi killers in World War II, they do not hesitate to target women and children. Every day, suicide bombers strike, killing fifty here, one hundred and fifty there - many women and children among them. It is like the killing hysteria and frenzy displayed by the former Nazi "Einsatzgruppen" (operational groups) in World War II. These delirious Nazi fanatics indiscriminately killed tens of thousands of defenseless civilians in just a few days. (Many of them drank heavily before or after they emptied their guns.) In Babi Yar, in Nazi occupied Ukraine, it took them two days to kill over 33,000 people. This occured in September 1941. Sixty years later bin Laden's suicide commandos would kill nearly 3,000 people in a few hours (many of whom even died in a few seconds). Bin Laden later proudly announced he was responsible for "those blessed strikes" praising the 9/11 terrorists - "these young men that have sacrificed themselves in New York and Washington." "We pray to God (Allah) to accept them as martyrs." "For your information, we agreed with the general commander Muhammed Atta, may God bless his soul, to carry out all operations within twenty minutes..."For the ruthless worshippers of death and destruction who enjoyed killing so many innocent people on September 1941 and September 2001, it was a kind of holy mission, a holy duty. "Hitler is our new Messiah," the Nazi commanders said back in 1941/42. "His orders must be followed come what may." "By the grace of God Almighty," Osama bin Laden said after 9/11.
Today's struggle against the Islamist terrorists is not very different. What is needed is the will power to really face them. The massive immigration flows from terrorist source countries such as Somalia, Iraq and Pakistan must be strongly restricted. In Britain, for example, two-thirds of Security Service resources are devoted to countering Islamist terrorism. Why? The Pakistani and Somali immigrant communities are just too large to control effectively. An additional influx of immigrants from these countries will not help to solve the problem. British authorities now give in to demands to "legalize" shariah law. Even the silly leader of the Church of England now pleads for accepting "Islamic court rulings." Islamist terrorists and criminals can easily hide among the many immigrants from their home country. By far most terrorist plots in Britain are linked to Pakistan. This poses indeed a serious security threat - not just in Britain, but also in other western countries (Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, United States, Canada).
Liberals sitting in comfortable chairs in their nice homes or offices may not like the term "war" - yet, that is what it was about then and that is what it is about now. We in the West are waging a war against those who seek to destroy our cherished freedom and values. Terrorist commanders from Waziristan did not hesitate to send suicide bombers to Europe with a view to killing innocent civilians in our cities. So did Al-Qaeda leaders operating in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Irak and North Africa - not once but many times. This war cannot be won by arms alone. Intelligence is also vital.
More than ever, ruthless "copycat attacks" are popular among the terrorists. "The sight of evil kindles evil in the soul," wrote Carl Gustav Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, back in 1945. I don't agree with everything Jung said or wrote, but this certainly is a correct observation. Jung was referring to Nazi atrocities. "Round about 1936," Jung writes, many people in Germany "expressed fears that the Führer (=Hitler) might fall victim to 'evil influences.'"
If this observation is indeed correct, one may wonder how many Muslims today would be willing to recognize the fact that people like Osama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Baitullah Mesud as well as their friends and allies have equally fallen victim to evil and Satanic influences. Their message of death and destruction as well as their irrational hatred of Jews is just as evil and virulent as was Hitler's message between 1923 (when he wrote his anti-Semitic book "Mein Kampf") and 1945 (when he wrote his political testament and once again blamed the Jews for everything). As early as 1919 (!) Hitler said that the Jews must be exterminated. Echoeing Hitler, Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda said more than once: 'Kill the Jews and the infidels." Fortunately, they don't have the massive extermination facilities - death camps, such as Auschwitz and Sobibor - that Hitler once had. But what would happen if Al-Qaeda or the Taliban would have their own atomic bomb and some lunatic would like to hasten the Apocalypse? Believe it or not, there are radical Muslims today who claim that "multiple nuclear bombs" will "kill all the Jewish population of Israel" but "will not affect the Muslim inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem or the country as a whole." (Just read Professor David Cook's study on "Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature.")
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands specialized in terrorism and crime. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
Trouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands), November 12, 2009, p. 4 ("Djihad-verdachte deed kansloos asielverzoek."); De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), November 11, 2009, p. 7 ("Terrorist opgepakt"). "Een beruchte Somalische terrorist is aangehouden in het asielzoekerscentrum in Dronten." "Volgens de Amerikanen heeft de arrestant wapens gefinancierd voor terroristen en hielp hij mensen bij het krijgen van een terreuropleiding."
Canwest News Service, October 6, 2009 ("Canada: cost of immigration $ 29,000 per claimant").
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, The Strategic Challenge of Somalia's Al-Shabaab. Dimensions of Jihad, in: Middle East Quaterly, Fall 2009, p. 25-36.
NRC Weekblad (Rotterdam, Netherlands), October 31-November 6, 2009, p. 19-23 ("Ingevlogen terroristen"). This is a weekly and part of the Saturday edition of NRC Handelsblad. See also: NRC Handelsblad, October 31, 2009, p. 1 ("Politie vreesde zelfmoordaanslag"). On Aqueel Abassi (or Akeel Abbasi).
De Volkskrant (Amsterdam, Netherlands), January 29, 2009, p. 2 ("Studenten uit risicolanden raken zoek"). "Minstens twee, maar misschien wel driehonderd studenten uit risicolanden als Nepal en Pakistan zijn de afgelopen jaren in Nederland verdwenen."
El País (Madrid, Spain), January 21, 2009, p. 23 ("Seis detenidos por fraude fascal y posible financiación terrorista"). "En los últimos cinco años han desviado uno tres millones de euros."
El País, August 15, 2008, p. 14 ("Holanda entrega a un islamista que intentó atentar en Barcelona"). With a photograph of Abassi.
New York Times, January 19, 2008 (arrests in Barcelona); International Herald Tribune, January 24, 2008, p. 4 ("2 released after sweep of suspected Islamists").
Fernando Reinares, A case study of the January 2008 Suicide Bomb Plot in Barcelona, in: CTC Sentinel, January 2009, p. 5-7. Professor Reinares is one of the most knowledgeable Spanish experts on international terrorism.
Dirección General de la Policía y de la Guardia Civil, Jefatura de Información U.C.E.2/G.I.E., Seccíon de Investigación 7a, Zona de Cataluña, Servicio de Información, Diligencias Previas 30/08, Juzgado Central de Instrucción, no. 2, Atestado 01/08, Tomo 1.
El País, January 24, 2008, p. 1 ("Los islamistas de Barcelona querían atentar en el metro"), p. 10 ("Los 'yihadistas' preparaban atentados suicidas en el metro de Barcelona"). El Mundo (Madrid, Spain), January 24, 2008, p. 15 ("Tres de los detenidos preparaban atentados suicidas en Barcelona, según el juez").
El País, May 15, 2009, p.16 ("La fiscalía pide penas hasta de 11 años para los paquistaníes que iban a atentar en Barcelona"). The three bomb makers. Also quote from Maulvi Omar: "El atentado de Barcelona fue conducido por 12 de nuestros hombres... por la presencia militar española en Afganistán," asuguro en un video Maulvi Olmar, portavoz del grupo terrorista paquistani Tehrik e Tehrik e Talibán, un movimiento pastún liado a Osama bin Laden. The same quote can also be found in Professor Reinares' article.
El Pais, October 21, 2008 ("Hemos eliminados a 25 Infieles").
El Mundo, November 13, 2009, p. 10 ("Los acusados de querer volar el metro dicen que son 'pacifistas'"); El País, November 13, 2009, p. 19 ('"Un animal no caga donde come,' affirma uno de los islamistas de Barcelona"). Los acusados de planear un ataque en el metro barcelonés niegan los hechos.
El Mundo, January 20, 2008, p. 18 ("El CNI aborta una trama islamista en Barcelona e indigna a la Policía, que la tenía controlada"). Role of French intelligence.
El Mundo, January 22, 2008, p. 20 ("Los viajes a Sudán del iman detinido en Barcelona alertaron a los investigadores de Inteligencia").
International Herald Tribune, February 11, 2008, p. 2 ("Spanish find a Pakistani link in terror case"). Role of French intelligence; Mike McConnel statement: "We had 20 terrorists show up in Spain..."
El Mundo, November 14, 2009, p. 15 ("'Ambiones' en la Audiencia"). On Carmen Bazán's testimony in court.
La Repubblica (Milan, Italy), November 13, 2009, p. 17 ("Rubavano le identità ai calciatori blitz contro una cellula algerina"); International Herald Tribune, November 13, 2009, p. 3 ("Significant terrorist cell broken up by the authorities").
La Repubblica, November 14, 2009, p. 9 ("I progetti 'stragisti' di Mohamed Game, il libico che si è fatto saltare ll'ingresso della caserma Santa Barbara a Milano").
Christopher Andrew, The Defence of the Realm. An authorized history of MI5 (London: Allen Lane, 2009), p. 827. "Two-thirds of Security Service resources continued to be devoted to countering Islamist terrorism."
C.G. Jung, Collected Works (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974) Vol. 10, p. 199, 206.
Eberhard Jäckel (Ed.), Hitler. Sämtliche Aufzeichnungen 1905-1924 (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1980), p. 89, 90. Quote from Hitler on Jews, September 16, 1919.
Bruce Lawrence (Ed.), Messages to the world. The statements of Osama bin Laden (London/New York: Verso, 2005), p. 120, 149, 150, 153, 242.
David Cook, Contemporary Muslim apocalyptic literature (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2005), p. 76, 77. Atomic bombs not affecting the Muslim population.
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