Today is Kristallnacht Remembrance Day
The burned-out synagogue of Aachen, Germany,
one of nearly 200 synagogues destroyed during Kristallnacht 1938.
A fireman wipes his eyes as he walks through the rubble of a movie studio in Asnieres-sur-Seine after an overnight fire on the 11th night of violence in suburbs surrounding Paris, November 7, 2005.
Dutch news footage caught hooded thugs screaming “Allahu Akbar” -- “God is Great”
Arab amd Muslim reaction to the rioting from France - translated by MEMRI here
(Visit MEMRITV.ORG to view recently translated segments from Arab and Iranian TV)
"Either the jihadists really are crazy or they apparently
think that they have a shot at destabilizing, or at least winning concessions
from, the United States, Europe, India, and Russia all at once." Victor Davis Hanson, read it all.
Click below for ongoing global war on the west, from Global Jihad Monitor.
UPDATE: From The Wall Street Journal:
Three coordinated explosions killed at least 53 people and wounded another 120 at three hotels in Amman, Jordan, in an attack that bore hallmarks of an al Qaeda operation.
Global Jihad Monitor
November 2-8, 2005
The Big Picture
- Days after Prime Minister Howard warned of an imminent terrorist threat, Australian authorities arrested seventeen suspects believed to be plotting a catastrophic attack. [Full Story]
- Canadian counter-terrorism officials broke up a terrorist cell in Toronto that included an explosives expert trained at an al-Qaeda camp. [Full Story]
- Moroccan Islamic scholars declared al-Qaeda members to be “aggressor apostates” after the kidnapping of two Moroccans in Iraq[Full Story]
CIA Holds Captives in Secret Prisons Abroad: Report (Reuters) - The CIA has been hiding and interrogating al-Qaeda captives at a secret facility in Eastern Europe, part of a covert global prison system that has included sites in eight countries and was set up after the September 11, 2001, attacks, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday (11/2).
Army Translator Suspected of Helping al-Qaeda (AP) - An Arabic translator for the Army may have secretly helped Iraqi insurgents by taking classified documents home from Iraq to Brooklyn, there he made a series of calls to numbers linked to the insurgency a federal prosecutor said Monday (11/7).
Five al-Qaeda Suspects to Face Military Tribunals (AP) - Five suspected al-Qaeda terrorists, including one accused of killing a U.S. Special Forces medic, are the latest Guantanamo Bay detainees headed for the kind of military trials that now face a Supreme Court review. The high court agreed Monday (11/7) to consider a constitutional challenge to military trials for foreign terror suspects.
Prosecutor: Al-Arian 'Crime Boss' for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (AP) - A fired college professor acted as a "crime boss" for Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a murderous gang that operated like the Mafia, a federal prosecutor told a jury Monday (11/7). Although Sami Al-Arian and three co-defendants are not charged with killing anyone, they conspired to bring about attacks and are just as guilty under the law as the homicide bombers who carried them out, prosecutor Cherie Krigsman said in closing arguments.
Canadian Terror Cell Busted (National Post (Canada)) - Canadian counter- terrorism investigators have dismantled a suspected terrorist cell in Toronto whose members included an al-Qaeda-trained explosives expert, the National Post reported Thursday (11/3). The cell consisted of four Algerian refugee claimants who had lived in Canada for as long as six years and were alleged members of a radical Islamic terror faction called the Salafist Group for Call and Combat.
Kuwait Appeal Court Jails Guantanamo Returnee (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti appeals court has sentenced a former Guantanamo Bay detainee to five years in prison for crimes committed before his arrest by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, judicial sources said on Wednesday (11/2). Nasser al-Mutairi was found guilty of "participating in hostile activities against a friendly country" -- a reference to the United States and "weapons and ammunitions training and possession, and hurting Kuwait's political position
Palestinian Gunmen Kill Israeli Soldier (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen shot dead an Israeli soldier on a raid in the West Bank .
Hamas Sets Conditions for Renewing Truce (Reuters) – Hamas will only renew a truce that expires at the end of the year if Israel halts attacks and frees Palestinian Prisoners, a leader of the most powerful Palestinian faction said on Thursday (11/3).
Hamas Eyes New Host
Country (AKI (Italy)) -
Hamas has reportedly asked Egypt and Jordan if either would be prepared to host
the organization's headquarters, Tel-Aviv based daily Haaretz reported on Friday 11/4. Hamas
fears that Syria wher it and rival Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad's political leadership are
currently based - may force the groups to leave, in an effort to ease
international pressure on Damascus
Baghdad Attacks Kill 11, US Airstrikes Target al-Qaeda (Reuters) - Eleven Iraqis were killed in three separate attacks in Baghdad on Wednesday (11/2) and U.S. airstrikes destroyed three houses the military said were used by al-Qaeda militants in western Iraq near the Syrian border.
Vehicle Bomb Kills 20 South of Baghdad (CNN) - A suicide vehicle bomb exploded Wednesday (11/2) outside a Shiite mosque and shopping area in Babil province, south of the Iraqi capital, killing 20 people and wounding 60, a police official said.
Iraq Iraq U.S. Baghdad U.S.
IraqHelicopter Crash (Reuters) - The al-Qaeda group in
Iraqsaid on Thursday (11/3) it shot down a
U.S.helicopter in Ramadi on Wednesday, according to an Internet statement. Two U.S. Marines were killed when their Super Cobra helicopter crashed around Ramadi west of
Baghdadon Wednesday, the
Al-Qaeda Renews Threat
Against Envoys in Iraq Iraq Baghdad
Iraq(Reuters) - Al-Qaeda's military wing in
Iraqrenewed its threat to kill foreign envoys in
Baghdadon Friday (11/4), a day after it said it would kill two Moroccan embassy hostages.
9 Iraqi Police Killed In Checkpoint Attack (Washington Post) - Nine Iraqi police officers were killed Friday (11/4) in a mortar-and-gun attack by insurgents at a checkpoint north of Baghdad and at least a dozen people died in violence elsewhere in the country.
Four U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq Checkpoint Suicide Bombing (New York Times) - A suicide bomber plowed a car loaded with explosives into a U.S. checkpoint Monday (11/7) evening, killing four GIs in the deadliest suicide bombing against a U.S. target in more than four months.
Marine Killed in Iraq Offensive
Marines Kill Five
Insurgents in Iraq Baghdad U.S.
Iraq(AP) - U.S. Marines killed five insurgents and captured 10 others in a city west of
Baghdadas American forces there stepped up their campaign to suppress deadly roadside bombs, the
U.S.military said Tuesday (11/8).
Another Lawyer in
Hussein's Trial Is Slain (AP) - Three
gunmen in a speeding car killed a lawyer for a co-defendant in Saddam Hussein's
trial and wounded another Tuesday (11/8) in Baghdad
Baghdad, a member of the defense team and police said. It was the second assassination of a Saddam defense team lawyer in less than a month.
al-Qaeda Posts Video
of 'Downed' U.S. Iraq
U.S.Helicopter (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda in
Iraqon Tuesday (11/8) posted an Internet video apparently showing the bodies of two U.S. Marines killed in a military helicopter which the group said it had shot down.
Six Foreign al-Qaeda
Suspects Killed in Pakistan Blast (AFP) - Six
foreign al-Qaeda suspects, including a woman, were killed when a bomb they were
making exploded in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, the
military said Saturday (11/5). All are believed to be foreigners although their
exact nationalities are still being investigated.
Suspect, Arrests Others (AP) - Pakistani agents
killed an al-Qaeda suspect in a shootout and are investigating whether another
man arrested in the same raid is a Syrian believed to be a key figure in Osama
bin Laden's terror network in Europe Quetta Pakistan Baluchistan
Europe, the government and intelligence officials said Thursday (11/3). Intelligence officials said a third suspect from a Pakistani militant group was also captured in the raid this week in
Quetta, the capital of
Belgium Opens Trial Linked to Madrid Bombings (Reuters) - Belgium opened one of Europe's biggest terrorism trials on Thursday (11/3), putting on the stand suspected members of an Islamic militant group blamed for the deadly bombings in Madrid and Casablanca.
Further Terror Attacks Thwarted in Britain Since July: Police (AFP) - British forces have thwarted attempts to carry out more terror attacks since the July 7 London bombings and a botched bid to repeat them on July 21, the capital's police chief said Wednesday (11/2).
Police Charge 3 With Terror Offenses (AP) - Police said Friday (11/4) they have charged three men arrested last month for alleged involvement with terrorism. Waseem Mughal and Younis Tsouli, both 22, were charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion, among other offenses. The third man, Tariq Al-Daour, 19, was charged with conspiracy to obtain money by deception, fundraising and possession of money for terrorist purposes.
Dutch Militants May Have Plotted El Al Attack (Reuters) - An unnamed source has told Dutch police that a group of suspected Islamic militants plotted to shoot down a plane belonging to the Israeli airline El Al in August, Dutch television reported. The public television news program NOVA based its report, aired on Friday (11/4) evening, on a prosecutor's dossier that it said had led to the arrest last month of seven people, aged 18 to 30, on suspicion of plotting attacks against Dutch politicians and government buildings.
Top al-Qaeda Suspect
Escapes (AP) - A
suspected top al-Qaeda operative who escaped from a U.S.-run detention facility in
poses a serious threat to Southeast Asian security, anti-terror officials said Wednesday (11/2). Indonesian and Thai intelligence officials said Wednesday that
informed them of Omar al-Farouq's escape - even though he had been planning
terrorist strikes in the region, including their own countries.
Powerful Bomb Blacks Out Central Narathiwat (The Nation (Thailand))
Moroccan Scholars Say
Al-Qaeda Hostages to be Martyrs if Killed (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda members
in Iraq will suffer the "horrors of hell" if they kill two Moroccan hostages and
the victims will die as martyrs, Morocco's influential Islamic scholars
organization said on Saturday (11/5). The umbrella organization, known as the
High Council of the Ulema (Islamic scholars) and the Councils of Ulema in the
Kingdom, called the Iraqi al-Qaeda hostage-takers "aggressor apostates".
Iraq Morocco Iraq Casablanca Morocco
Iraqal-Qaeda Threat (Al-Jazeera) - Thousands marched through
Morocco's biggest city to protest against al-Qaeda's decision to kill two Moroccan hostages in
Iraq. Holding banners and chanting "Muslims are brothers. A Muslim does not kill his brother" and "Yes to freedom, No to terrorism and barbarity", the protesters on Sunday (11/6) marched through
Casablanca, a city of six million and
Morocco's financial capital.
Australian Leader Puts
Nation on Terror Alert (New York
Times) - Prime Minister John Howard went on
television Wednesday (11/2) afternoon to warn of a potential terrorist attack,
just as he was preparing to introduce legislation to give the police and
intelligence agencies broad powers to detain and monitor terrorism suspects.
"The government has received specific intelligence and police information this
week that gives cause for serious concern about a potential terrorist threat,"
Arrest 17 Terror Suspects (AP) - Police
arrested 17 terror suspects in Australia
Australia's two biggest cities Tuesday (11/8) in raids authorities said foiled a plot to carry out a catastrophic terror attack. A radical Muslim cleric known for praising Osama bin Laden was charged with masterminding the plot.
Called to Arms
(Sunday Herald Sun
(Australia)) - An inflammatory pamphlet urging
Muslims to oppose Western governments was handed out at a major Islamic festival
in Melbourne Britain Germany
MelbourneSaturday (11/5). The flyer, distributed at a family carnival to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Preston, bore the name of the fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir - which is banned in
Germany. It claimed new terror laws were part of a conspiracy to eradicate Islam in Western countries.