June 2007- August 2007

June 2007- August 2007

  U.S.
  • Texas, July 2007: American citizen Daniel Joseph Maldonado, a.k.a. Daniel Aljughaifi, 28, convicted in April 2007 of receiving training from a foreign terrorist organization, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Maldonado had admitted traveling  from Houston to Africa in November 2005 and then on to Somalia in December 2006 to join the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and elements of Al-Qa’ida to fight “jihad” in order to establish an independent Islamic State in Somalia. He attended terrorist training camps in Somalia at which Al-Qa’ida members were present and they worked with ICU members to train fighters for jihad.

Abroad

  • England, June 2007: A British court handed down jail sentences to seven men who conspired with convicted Al-Qa’ida terrorist Dhiren Barot to kill thousands of people in the UK and the United States. The seven men - Mohammed Naveed Bhatti, 27, Junade Feroze, 31, Zia Ul Haq, 28, Abdul Aziz Jalil, 24, Omar Abdur Rehman, 23,  Nadeem Tarmohamed, 29 and Qaisar Shaffi, 28 –  convicted of providing various levels of logistical support to Barot, received jail sentences ranging from 15 to 26 years. 
  • Spain, June 2007: A Spanish judge charged 32 men, allegedly linked to Al-Qa’ida, with working for an Islamist network recruiting, financing, and indoctrinating fighters to go to Iraq from Spain.
  • Spain, June 2007: Spanish authorities arrested four members of an alleged Al-Qa’ida-linked recruitment cell. The four men, Abdellatif Zehraoui, 29, Mohamed Laksir, 23, Mohamed Akazim, 32, and Moulay Lahoucine Miftah Idrissi, 27, allegedly recruited volunteers for training in terror activities in Africa's Sahel region, for Al-Qa’ida in Islamic North Africa, formerly known as the GSPC.
  • Germany, June 2007: A German court convicted Iraqi Dieman Abdulkadir Izzat, 41, of supporting a foreign terrorist organization, the Al-Qa’ida-linked Islamic group Ansar al-Islam, violating export laws and fraud, and sentenced him to more than three years in prison. Prosecutors said Izzat had provided Ansar al-Islam with money to fund attacks in Iraq.
  • Germany, June 2007: German authorities indicted Iraqi-born Kurd Ibrahim R., 36, on charges of spreading Al-Qa’ida propaganda online, including video messages from Usama bin Ladin.
  • Switzerland, June 2007: In Switzerland’s first Internet-terrorism trial, a federal court in Bellinzona convicted Tunisian Moez Garsallaoui, 39, and his Belgian of Moroccan descent wife Malika al-Aroud, 48, for running websites to support Al-Qa’ida-linked groups and publicly incite criminal acts and racial violence. Garsallaoui was sentenced to six months in prison and al-Aroud, said to be the widow of a suicide bomber who helped kill Afghan mujahidin leader Ahmad Shah Mas'ud in 2001, received a suspended six-month sentence.
  • India, June 2007: Indian police in Madhya Pradesh arrested 12 people on charges of tutoring Muslim youth to wage a holy war under Usama bin Ladin. According to the police, Jamal Ahmad, Mohammad Shakeel, Sheikh Javed, Kaleem Khan, Adil Khan, Mohammad Anees, Mohammad Haneef, Saeed Ganja Ali, Akhtar Ali, Raees Ahmad, Mohammad Islam and Abdul Rahim were planning to train youths, take them to Delhi and then allegedly take them for a meeting with bin Ladin.
  • England, July 2007: A British court sentenced three men – UAE native Tariq Al Daour, 21, Waseem Mughal, 24, and Moroccan born Younis Tsouli, 23 – to jail sentences ranging from six and a half to 10 years for their conviction on inciting terrorism charges. The three are the first defendants in Britain to be convicted of inciting terrorist murder on the internet. Accused of close links with Al-Qa’ida in Iraq, the defendants had admitted using the internet to spread Al-Qa’ida propaganda inciting Muslim to a violent holy war and to murder non-believers.
  • Iraq, July 2007: American forces in Mosul captured Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, a.k.a. Abu Shahid, said to be among the top leadership of Al-Qa’ida in Iraq
  • Yemen, August 2007: Yemeni authorities arrested Egyptian Mohammed Yaquot, an alleged Al-Qa’ida member who entered Yemen illegally, on charges of involvement in the July 2007 suicide attack against a group of Spanish tourists in Mareb.

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