American Muslims http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24255/all en UPDATE 1-Extradited al Qaeda suspect pleads not guilty in US court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Suspect linked to foiled plots in U.S., Britain<br /> * Faces up to life in prison if convicted<br /> * European court denied bid to block U.S. extradition</p> <p> By Jessica Dye<br /> NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man accused of<br /> taking part in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets<br /> in the United States and Europe pleaded not guilty to terrorism<br /> charges during his first U.S. court appearance Monday in New<br /> York.<br /> Abid Naseer, 26, was extradited on Thursday from Britain to<br /> Brooklyn, New York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda American Muslims Conviction Indictment Islam Islamic terrorism Mohammed Wali Zazi Najibullah Zazi New York Subway and United Kingdom Plot Osama bin Laden Pashtun people Person Attributes Social Issues Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:56 +0000 5731571 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. judge OKs group prayers for Muslim inmates in Indiana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/us-judge-oks-group-prayers-muslim-inmates-indiana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taliban," and other Muslims housed in an Indiana prison have the right to congregate for daily group prayer sessions, a federal judge ruled on Friday.</p> <p>The decision by officials at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, to ban daily group prayers for Muslim inmates violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/us-judge-oks-group-prayers-muslim-inmates-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims American Taliban John Walker Lindh Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:45:18 +0000 5733615 at http://www.globalpost.com Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks to remove death penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/fort-hood-shooting-suspect-seeks-remove-death-penalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Lawyers for a U.S. Army major accused of a deadly 2009 shooting spree at a Texas military post have asked for the death penalty to be disallowed in his court martial, possibly paving the way for a guilty plea in the case.</p> <p>Fort Hood massacre suspect Major Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in connection with the rampage at the sprawling Central Texas Army facility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/fort-hood-shooting-suspect-seeks-remove-death-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Texas War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:45:53 +0000 5739681 at http://www.globalpost.com US memo gives broad legal rationale for targeted killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-memo-gives-broad-legal-rationale-targeted-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A newly revealed Justice Department memo finds that US citizens believed to be senior Al-Qaeda operators may lawfully be killed, even if no intelligence shows they are actively plotting an attack.</p> <p>The disclosure by NBC News, which posted a link to the white paper on its web page, comes amid rising controversy over US use of drone strikes to kill Al-Qaeda suspects in Pakistan and Yemen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-memo-gives-broad-legal-rationale-targeted-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Islam Islamic terrorism AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:16:08 +0000 5746485 at http://www.globalpost.com Accused Fort Hood shooter seeks to move trial venue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/accused-fort-hood-shooter-seeks-move-trial-venue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan on Thursday will ask a military judge to move his murder trial out of Fort Hood, Texas where he is charged with killing 13 people during a shooting rampage in 2009, according to a statement from Fort Hood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/accused-fort-hood-shooter-seeks-move-trial-venue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Military personnel War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:30:26 +0000 5769625 at http://www.globalpost.com Algerian suspect in 'Jihad Jane' case faces US extradition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/algerian-suspect-jihad-jane-case-faces-us-extradition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sarah O'Connor</p> <p>DUBLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) - An Irish court on Thursday began extradition hearings against an Algerian man facing two terrorism charges in the United States connected to the so-called Jihad Jane conspiracy.</p> <p>Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy in a failed international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the Prophet Mohamed with the body of dog inflamed public opinion in Muslim countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/algerian-suspect-jihad-jane-case-faces-us-extradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Colleen LaRose Terrorism Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:30:14 +0000 5770280 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Trial date set for accused shooter at U.S. Army base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-trial-date-set-accused-shooter-at-us-army-base <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with new dateline, headline, material from hearing)</p> <p>By Don Bolding and Jim Forsyth</p> <p>FORT HOOD, Texas, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A military judge on Thursday set May 29 for the start of jury selection in the murder trial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, who is charged with killing 13 people during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-trial-date-set-accused-shooter-at-us-army-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Islam in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:15:51 +0000 5770315 at http://www.globalpost.com US soldier faces July 1 trial over Fort Hood massacre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-soldier-faces-july-1-trial-over-fort-hood-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new trial date of July 1 has been set for the US Army psychiatrist accused of massacring 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, a military judge ruled Thursday.</p> <p>Major Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty, is accused of going on a shooting spree that also wounded 32 people.</p> <p>The shooting jolted the US military and prompted calls for stronger safeguards against possible internal security threats and "homegrown" terror attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-soldier-faces-july-1-trial-over-fort-hood-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Islam AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:30:57 +0000 5770328 at http://www.globalpost.com Man who plotted to bomb New York synagogues sentenced to 10 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/man-who-plotted-bomb-new-york-synagogues-sentenced-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Ax</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Algerian immigrant to the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-states">United States</a> convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/man-who-plotted-bomb-new-york-synagogues-sentenced-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmed Ferhani American Muslims Antisemitism in the United States Business Hospitality Islam and antisemitism Law Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:45:22 +0000 5784816 at http://www.globalpost.com Alabama jihadist pleads guilty in Africa plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/alabama-jihadist-pleads-guilty-africa-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - Accused jihadist Randy "Rasheed" Wilson pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to travel to Africa with another man to support efforts to "maim, murder and kidnap" in the name of Islam.</p> <p>Clad in a beige prison jumpsuit with his attorney at his side, Wilson quietly answered "Yes, ma'am" when Judge Kristi DuBose asked if he understood the charges against him and that he would be waiving his rights to a trial by pleading guilty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/alabama-jihadist-pleads-guilty-africa-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki American Muslims Jihad Randy "Rasheed" Wilson Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:00:06 +0000 5820696 at http://www.globalpost.com US formally takes responsibility for killing Awlaki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/us-formally-takes-responsibility-killing-awlaki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States formally admitted for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad.</p> <p>The acknowledgement that Washington targeted Awlaki in Yemen in September 2011 and that the three others were not directly targeted but were also killed came on the eve of a major speech on terror policy by President Barack Obama.</p> <p>col/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Islam War AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 21:15:38 +0000 5844164 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. acknowledges killing four Americans in drone strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/us-says-four-americans-have-been-killed-counterterrorism-operat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball and David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government formally acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed four Americans, including militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who died in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.</p> <p>Attorney General Eric Holder named the dead U.S. citizens in a letter to members of Congress a day before President Barack Obama is expected to promise more transparency on national security issues in a speech on counterterrorism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/us-says-four-americans-have-been-killed-counterterrorism-operat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Business Environment Health Hospitality Islam Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 22:00:21 +0000 5844201 at http://www.globalpost.com US formally takes responsibility for killing Awlaki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/us-formally-takes-responsibility-killing-awlaki-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States formally said for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad.</p> <p>The acknowledgement that Washington targeted Awlaki in Yemen in September 2011 and that the three others were not directly targeted, but were also killed, came on the eve of a speech on terror policy by President Barack Obama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/us-formally-takes-responsibility-killing-awlaki-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Anwar al-Awlaki Islam Politics War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 03:45:50 +0000 5844375 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawsuits seek more than U.S. acknowledgement of drone killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130523/lawsuits-seek-more-us-acknowledgement-drone-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is facing demands in court to reveal more about the U.S. drone program, despite his speech addressing it on Thursday and his government's acknowledgement a day earlier that four Americans have died in drone strikes.</p> <p>Civil liberties advocates, news organizations and the families of those who died have brought lawsuits in New York, Washington and Oakland, California, challenging the government's refusal to provide information.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130523/lawsuits-seek-more-us-acknowledgement-drone-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Islam Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 24 May 2013 02:48:43 +0000 5845183 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge orders physical exam for accused Fort Hood gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-orders-physical-exam-accused-fort-hood-gunman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karen Brooks and Jim Forsyth</p> <p>FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. military court judge on Wednesday ordered a physical exam for accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan before she decides whether Hasan will be allowed to represent himself at his trial this summer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-orders-physical-exam-accused-fort-hood-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Muslims Anwar al-Awlaki Islam in the United States Nidal Hasan War Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 May 2013 21:04:07 +0000 5848303 at http://www.globalpost.com