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New evidence links man to terror group

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post 6.Sep.2005, 04:42 PM
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New evidence links man to terror group

Evidence of links between an imam on trial on terror charges in Stockholm and the terrorist organisation Ansar al-Islam strengthened on Tuesday, after two witnesses told the court of appeal that the man was also known as Ali Sharia.

Since the 29-year old man was convicted in May by a Stockholm court, Agneta Hilding Qvarnström, deputy chief prosecutor, has received intercepted emails from German police and prosecutors between a terror suspect in German custody and a leading figure in Ansar al-Islam. The latter was said to be based in Iran.

In the email the two men discuss their concern over their failure to contact an Ali Sharia in Sweden. In April 2004, just a few days before four people were arrested in Sweden, the man now in custody in Germany sent two other men to Sweden to make sure that Ali Sharia had not been arrested. They came to Stockholm together with a 25-year old fast-food kiosk owner from Malmö and met the 29-year old imam.

The German terror suspect confirmed in a later email to the Ansar al-Islam leader that all was well with Ali Sharia. In July, the Iran-based leader emailed again to ask if there was any news from Sweden and whether ?the sick have been released from hospital?.

The 25-year old from Malmö was convicted along with the 29-year old, and is also appealing his conviction.

Two of the witnesses called by the prosecution were Stockholm-based Iraqi Kurds. One of them, a 30-year old man, said he had socialised with the convicted imam on-and-off for two or three years. During that time, he said, he had known the man by the name Ali Sharia. He had only heard the name by which the imam is known to Swedish authorities since he was arrested.

Another man from Stockholm said he had known the imam by his official name, but after repeated questioning from prosecuting counsel he admitted that he knew that the 29-year old was also called Ali Sharia.

The imam?s defence lawyer, Peter Mutvei, had asked the court to allow him to call Hassan Moussa, imam at the Medborgarplatsen mosque in Stockholm and leader of the Swedish Council of Imams, as a witness.

Moussa wrote in an article in Expressen on Tuesday that he had received death threats after he condemned all terror in the name of Islam at Friday prayers. He also wrote that there were Muslims in Sweden who support terrorism and who are ?prepared to go as far as necessary to acheive their goals.?

On Tuesday morning Mutvei withdrew his application to call Moussa as a witness.
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*Von Brooklyn*
post 6.Sep.2005, 06:48 PM
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" ... the 29-year old was also called Ali Sharia."

The Muslim terrorists and murders can also be called " The [-] of Islam "

They don't represent all of Islam.
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*Silent-facts*
post 6.Sep.2005, 07:31 PM
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I am sure these terror guys had no past education history...no elementary school, no nothing!
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Bruce B
post 6.Sep.2005, 08:08 PM
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Mr. MD, Why are you so sure of that? Some of the bombers in London had an education, some of the terrorists that attacked America had an education, and Spain so on and so on.
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Gustav Gustavson
post 6.Sep.2005, 08:48 PM
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Canaanite, M.D.
Looking through different Websites I find this:Educated, intelligent and suave, they are the new face of terrorism

Consider this: Of the 23 main accused in the bomb blasts of Mumbai since December 2002, five are engineers, three doctors, two graduates, and one an MBA.

And this: Chemical engineers as terrorists

Maybe I am overly sensitive, but why is it that chemical engineers show up on this side of the equation? One of the WTC bombers in 1993 was reported to be a chemical engineer. And I remember another terror circumstance in which the bad actor was a chemical engineer.

Ted Kaczynski, the Unibomber, entered Harvard at the age of 16 and majored in Mathematics

Hasib Mir Hussain of London Underground bombings held GNVQ in business studies

Sami Amin Al-Arian

Involved since 1984 in a criminal organization that assists the Palestian Islamic Jihad movement. The authorities added that this organization had been responsible for hundreds of terrorist acts in Israel resulting in over 100 deaths, and that Al-Arian was the jihad movement's chief of operations in the United
... traveled to the United States in 1975 at the age of 17 to complete his university studies. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree, graduating with honors in 1978 with a major in Electrical Engineering and completed his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 1980 and 1985 respectively. He was employed in 1986 as a professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa.He was chosen in 1993 as the best professor in the Faculty of Engineering, and as the best professor on the level of the entire university in 1994.

And the list goes on and on.
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*Silent-facts*
post 6.Sep.2005, 09:17 PM
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...I just meant these guys in this article...not all the anti-american injustice...
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Bruce B
post 6.Sep.2005, 11:49 PM
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And that means? Do I sense some kind of undertone? Or is this misfounded? Why do you not elaborate instead of the ... ?
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*Nigel E.j. Griffiths*
post 7.Sep.2005, 08:29 AM
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Woe betide, those that feel that terrorists are. Just a bunch of ill informed idealists. No, this new breed, are educated, clever and smart with a highly motivated believe, that they can change the World. The only way to succeed in combating and then eventually over comming their intent, is to think as they they do.
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*Nigel E.j. Griffiths*
post 7.Sep.2005, 11:25 AM
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Can we have a spell checker here as well ? believe should read belief. :?
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*Silent-facts*
post 7.Sep.2005, 01:30 PM
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Like all the other religions of God, Islam (Submission in English) promotes peace, love and harmony among the people. The Muslims (Submitters) greet other people by saying Salaam (Peace be upon you).

[Quran 49:13] "O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant. "

The religion of Islam (Submission in English), advocates freedom, peace and mutual agreement and admonishes aggression.

[Quran 5:87] ... and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

The laws of the previous scriptures that applied to previous generations and current generation are repeated and emphasied for the Muslims (Submitters) in the Quran. Muslims (Submitters) are commanded to follow such laws. Quran reiterates ;.

[Quran 5:32] "..., we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. ..."

Those who do not comprehend Islam and those who have an interest in distorting the truth about the religion of Islam, have been trying to make the word terrorists and terrorism synonymous to the religion. A mistake that had been common in the media in the West.
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Bruce B
post 7.Sep.2005, 01:36 PM
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Interesting Dude, but where does it say to chop off peoples heads and put them on a stick?
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*Andy Nordland*
post 7.Sep.2005, 02:25 PM
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Islam may be a peaceful religion. But the next time someone defends it,
how about having a female in Pakistan or Iran do the talking. That is if her
husband isn't standing nearby with a club in his hand.
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*Jeanette*
post 7.Sep.2005, 02:46 PM
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What's the point of a comment like that, Andy? Do you judge all Christians by the most extreme examples?

Surely it's better to encourage the peaceful, progressive majority than to keep banging on about the minority, who are mostly in far-flung countries that you'll probably never visit anyway.
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Bruce B
post 7.Sep.2005, 04:36 PM
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It is disgusting the way Liberal Western women do not give a rats arse about womens rights under Islamic Law.

To not admit that females live under oppresion in the majority of Arabic lands is not seeing reality.
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*Ender Mark*
post 7.Sep.2005, 08:14 PM
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Jeanette
I agree with you.
" ... who are mostly in far-flung countries that you'll probably never visit anyway."
I am never likely to visit the London Underground in that country so far away called England.
And yes, they are in other countries, and they are on their to England now, and tomorrow.
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