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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2011
For weeks, federal agents say, they had Antonio Martinez under surveillance, watching as he pulled up jihadist videos on computers in Baltimore County libraries and posted Facebook messages urging holy war on nonbelievers. The agents tracked his every move, the hours he spent staring at the screen, his comings and goings. On Dec. 7, the night before Martinez — he prefers the name Muhammad Hussain — embarked on what the agents say was an attempt to attack the Armed Forces Career Center in Catonsville, he wrote via Facebook to a man he believed was helping him but who was an undercover FBI agent.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2011
For weeks, federal agents say, they had Antonio Martinez under surveillance, watching as he pulled up jihadist videos on computers in Baltimore County libraries and posted Facebook messages urging holy war on nonbelievers. The agents tracked his every move, the hours he spent staring at the screen, his comings and goings. On Dec. 7, the night before Martinez — he prefers the name Muhammad Hussain — embarked on what the agents say was an attempt to attack the Armed Forces Career Center in Catonsville, he wrote via Facebook to a man he believed was helping him but who was an undercover FBI agent.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 1, 1996
LUKAVAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- In the morning they run nine miles in formation, sounding off like U.S. Marines."Allahu Akbar!" they cry, "Glory to God." In cadence, they shout short, inspirational verse from the Koran, the holy book of Islam. Some days, the imam visits, talking of martyrdom for the jihad.Such is a soldier's life in the Bosnian army's 9th Muslim Liberation Brigade, a strict, secretive unit of home-grownmujahedeen, encamped about 10 miles from U.S. Army headquarters at the Tuzla air base.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 13, 2006
REGENSBURG, Germany -- Pope Benedict XVI addressed religious violence yesterday, warning that fanaticism is "contrary to God's nature" and quoting a criticism of historical Islam likely to inflame tensions in the Muslim world. Speaking to academics at the University of Regensburg, where he taught theology in the 1970s, the pope traversed centuries of Islamic, Greek and Christian philosophy to decry holy wars and forced conversions, and to hold up Christianity as the "profound encounter of faith and reason."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 21, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The most-wanted insurgent in Iraq vowed in an audio message posted yesterday on the Internet to continue waging holy war against Americans, but also acknowledged that a top guerrilla leader had been killed in combat against U.S. forces. The 75-minute message, purporting to be from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, appeared on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and hours before President Bush delivered his inaugural speech in Washington. Even as Bush spoke of bringing freedom to oppressed countries, and as violence continued to ripple across Iraq in advance of the Jan. 30 elections, al-Zarqawi asserted that the holy war "could last months and years."
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 25, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Osama bin Laden, suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, called yesterday on Muslims in Pakistan to join a holy war "to push the American crusade forces from invading Pakistan and Afghanistan," according to a statement broadcast in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. The statement was sent by facsimile yesterday to Qatar's Al-Jazeera satellite channel and made no mention of the events at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It focused on anti-American protests last week in Pakistan, where three demonstrators died.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 22, 2003
WASHINGTON - The American invasion and occupation of Iraq has provided al-Qaida with a powerful propaganda tool in its holy war against the West, injecting new energy into the worldwide network even though many of its key operatives are in jail or dead, its top leadership is on the run and its sources of money are shrinking, according to international security analysts. While exhorting Muslims to turn Iraq into a new anti-American battleground, the network has staged spectacularly bloody bombings in neighboring Turkey and Saudi Arabia in hopes of undermining their pro-U.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 25, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - When Bahain Jan defended his country against Soviet invaders, he was armed with an AK-47 rifle, the zeal of a holy warrior and the conviction that God was on Afghanistan's side, making victory possible. Now he fears Afghanistan's leaders might call for a holy war against the American superpower, but this time Jan does not expect divine intervention. God, he says, will not help the Taliban. "They are mad," says Jan, who lives in a sun-baked mud hut in the Afghan slums outside Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad.
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July 30, 2006
second in command to Osama bin Laden, calling for a holy war against "tyrannical Western civilization and its leader, America." It is a jihad [holy war] for the sake of God and will last until [our] religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq." Ayman al-Zawahri
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By DAN BERGER | September 14, 1990
Iran is run by a duumvirate. The Good Iranian supports sanctions against Iraq. The Bad Iranian seeks holy war against America. We are meant to guess which is really in charge.The Bush administration is going to sock it to the rich on home heating oil. They are going to have to pay just as high taxes as the poor, and have so much more home to heat.
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July 30, 2006
second in command to Osama bin Laden, calling for a holy war against "tyrannical Western civilization and its leader, America." It is a jihad [holy war] for the sake of God and will last until [our] religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq." Ayman al-Zawahri
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July 22, 2006
MARYLAND Mid spared punishment Former Naval Academy quarterback Lamar S. Owens Jr. was spared any punishment yesterday on lesser misconduct charges after being acquitted earlier of raping a female midshipman, but his graduation and future in the Navy remain in doubt. pg 1A Teen released in nun's custody A teenage student at St. Frances Academy, charged in the stabbing of a man in a street brawl, was released from jail yesterday into the custody of the nun who runs the Roman Catholic high school.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 21, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The most-wanted insurgent in Iraq vowed in an audio message posted yesterday on the Internet to continue waging holy war against Americans, but also acknowledged that a top guerrilla leader had been killed in combat against U.S. forces. The 75-minute message, purporting to be from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, appeared on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and hours before President Bush delivered his inaugural speech in Washington. Even as Bush spoke of bringing freedom to oppressed countries, and as violence continued to ripple across Iraq in advance of the Jan. 30 elections, al-Zarqawi asserted that the holy war "could last months and years."
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By Will Englund | December 11, 2004
TEN YEARS AGO today, Russian armored columns jumped off from three starting points and crossed into Chechnya. By sundown they had met little resistance, but that was deceptive, as so much is in the Caucasus. The war they launched still rages. Once it was about statehood, but now it is heavily laced with Islamic fervor. Dec. 11, 1994, paved the way for jihad in Russia. In the decade since then, the Russian government has pursued a remarkably maladroit policy toward Islam -- not only in fierce little Chechnya but throughout the entire federation, home to 11 million and possibly as many as 20 million Muslims.
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April 10, 2004
2 are sentenced for roles in `Virginia jihad' network ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Two American Muslims accused of training for holy war against the United States by waging paintball battles in the Virginia woods were sentenced yesterday to 15 years or more in prison. Randall Todd Royer, 31, and Ibrahim al-Hamdi, 26, were among nine men who either pleaded guilty or were convicted of charges related to their participation in what prosecutors called a "Virginia jihad network." Two others were acquitted on all counts.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 5, 2004
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In a victory for the Bush administration's campaign to root out homegrown terrorism, a federal judge convicted three American Muslims yesterday of conspiring to help a Pakistani group wage "violent jihad" against Indian forces in Kashmir and possibly U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Federal prosecutors had portrayed the men, two of them U.S.-born converts and one a Pakistani immigrant, as radical Muslims who had prepared to fight for Islamic causes overseas by acquiring weapons and playing paintball in Virginia, as well as training at a camp for mujahadeen fighters in Pakistan.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 13, 2006
REGENSBURG, Germany -- Pope Benedict XVI addressed religious violence yesterday, warning that fanaticism is "contrary to God's nature" and quoting a criticism of historical Islam likely to inflame tensions in the Muslim world. Speaking to academics at the University of Regensburg, where he taught theology in the 1970s, the pope traversed centuries of Islamic, Greek and Christian philosophy to decry holy wars and forced conversions, and to hold up Christianity as the "profound encounter of faith and reason."
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July 22, 2006
MARYLAND Mid spared punishment Former Naval Academy quarterback Lamar S. Owens Jr. was spared any punishment yesterday on lesser misconduct charges after being acquitted earlier of raping a female midshipman, but his graduation and future in the Navy remain in doubt. pg 1A Teen released in nun's custody A teenage student at St. Frances Academy, charged in the stabbing of a man in a street brawl, was released from jail yesterday into the custody of the nun who runs the Roman Catholic high school.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 22, 2003
WASHINGTON - The American invasion and occupation of Iraq has provided al-Qaida with a powerful propaganda tool in its holy war against the West, injecting new energy into the worldwide network even though many of its key operatives are in jail or dead, its top leadership is on the run and its sources of money are shrinking, according to international security analysts. While exhorting Muslims to turn Iraq into a new anti-American battleground, the network has staged spectacularly bloody bombings in neighboring Turkey and Saudi Arabia in hopes of undermining their pro-U.
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April 2, 2003
The battlefield An American prisoner of war, identified as Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a supply clerk with the Army's 507th Maintenance Company, was rescued and was reportedly taken to a military hospital. She and her company were ambushed March 23 near Nasiriyah. The U.S. military released no additional information. U.S. forces waged a fierce battle with the Republican Guard outside Karbala, about 50 miles south of Baghdad, beginning to clear the way for a ground assault on the capital. U.S. Marines waged a firefight against Iraqi forces in Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad, killing up to 90 Iraqis and taking 20 prisoners.
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