Born in Denver, Colorado in 1966 as James Thompson, he moved with his family to Seattle at the age of 5. He converted to Islam and changed his name to Ujaama. On June 10, 1994, then Washington state lawmaker Jesse Wineberry issued a certificate declaring James Ujaama Day in the state of Washington.  Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Senator Harry Reid, a key to the City of Las Vegas, was honored by KCPQ13 as a "Special Person". While traveling in England in 1999, he had meetings with Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Muslim cleric. Ujaama also traveled to Afghanistan in 1999 to study Sharia and offer his support to al-Qaeda, according to family friends.
A software engineer pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of aiding the Taliban and agreed to testify against others in exchange for the dropping of other charges. The engineer, Maher Hawash, will serve at least seven years in prison under the deal, which was approved by Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Amy's New Book Hits NY Times Bestseller List. Buy Your Signed Copy Today! Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Egypt As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, read a chapter of Amy and David Goodman's book, "Exception to the Rulers," on 9/11, the families of the 9/11 victims who called for peace, the other September 11ths and more.
As he spoke, the FBI agent said, a crowd in the background chanted "Allah Akbar" -- the Arabic phrase meaning "God is Great" that is sometimes used to cheer someone on, or as a terrorist battle cry. Shumpert's case -- which drew little attention before his flight from justice -- is now raising questions both about the man and the system.
Local soldier accused of trying to give al-Qaida info By Mike CarterSeattle Times staff reporter About two years ago, a young man using the screen name "akagunfighter" joined a local Islamic Internet chat room. His real name was Ryan G. Anderson, and he could hardly have been less welcome.
And Friday it almost reaped the bitter fruits of that decision. Leftist/Jihadist Alliance Update: "Politically correct Portland rejected feds who saved city from terrorist attack," by Byron York in The Examiner, November 28 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Reading the FBI affidavit describing Islamist terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud's plan to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square is a chilling experience.
One winter day two years ago, the phone rang in a West Seattle townhouse appointed with a thick carpet and wall hangings featuring Arabic script. It was 23-year-old Abdifatah Yusuf Isse phoning home with some surprising news. His family thought he was visiting his girlfriend in Minneapolis during an extended break from studying economics at Eastern Washington University.
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The American Civil Liberties Union plans to sue the U.S. government Wednesday on behalf of 10 citizens or legal permanent residents who have been placed on a no-fly list and, in some cases, stranded abroad. In the suit, the ACLU accuses the government of violating the plaintiffs' constitutional rights.
Updated evening of May 15th, see updates at the bottom of the post. Some posters refused to be terrorized. I think that's a good sign. Note: Will be interesting to see how they try to paint Brice. They haven't called him a Neo-Nazi, yet, but I suspect they would like to do that.