Sunday, January 13, 2008

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US: Homeschooler's trial date abandoned

WORLDNETDAILY - January 12, 2008
A trial date for a homeschooling mom from Utah who fled the state when a judge threatened to take away custody of her children has been vacated, officials have confirmed. - - - -
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Terror plot to blow up Eiffel Tower uncovered
THE EVENING STANDARD of LONDON [Associated Newspapers/DMGT] - January 12, 2008
A plot by Islamic terrorists to blow up the Eiffel Tower has been uncovered.
A scrambled short-wave radio conversation exposing the planned attack on the world's most visited monument was picked up by Portuguese air traffic controllers and passed on to French spy chiefs.
The 1,060ft high tower has more than six million visitors a year - an average of more than 16,000 a day. - - -
The threat was uncovered in a "vague and muffled" radio conversation picked up by air traffic controllers in Lisbon on Thursday. - - - -
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LAPD Plan To Map Muslim Communities Angers Some Groups
KNBC-TV4 NBC LOS ANGELES, CA [NBC Universal] - November 9, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- A plan by the LAPD counterterrorism bureau to create a map detailing the Muslim communities in that city was reported Friday to be angering civil rights groups. - - -
The estimated 500,000 Muslims living in the Greater L.A. area, including Orange and Riverside counties, represent the second-biggest U.S. concentration outside New York City. - - - -
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Online Islamist Forum Hosted in Texas Posts Guide for Kidnapping Americans
MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1680 - August 15, 2007
The popular Islamist-jihadist forum, hosted by RealWebHost in Texas, U.S., recently posted an anonymously written document from 2003 titled "The Excellent Summary of the Rules of the Art of Kidnapping Americans." The 60- page guide describes each stage of the kidnapping, explaining how to select the target and then how to follow him, seize him, transport him to a safe location, and hold him there, as well as how to conduct negotiations. The guide also explains how to execute the hostage should negotiations fail.
The following are the details:
The guide begins by enumerating goals that a kidnapping can achieve, including the release of prisoners, extraction of information from the hostage, weakening the enemy's morale and creating deterrence, raising international awareness of conflicts in which the kidnappers' organization is involved, blackmailing the enemy for money, and generating anti-government sentiment in the hostage's country of origin. - - - -
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