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Exposé: Former MIT Muslim Professor Raised Money for Al Qaeda [video]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

A MIT professor who formerly was the on-campus Muslim preacher raised money for Al Qaeda and recruited for jihad, according to an exposé from the Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT).

Laher’s career goes back to the 1990s, when he helped recruit for jihad in Chechen and led fund-raising for Al Qaeda while he was a MIT chaplain. Today, he preaches at the Islamic Society of Boston, an extremist mosque founded by MIT students near their campus. It is the same mosque where Boston Marathon bombers Chechen refugees Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worshipped.

APT research director Ilya Feoktistov and president Charles Jacobs wrote in their mini-documentary:

“Suheil Laher …became president of a Muslim charity based in Boston called Care International, which was founded by Osama Bin Laden’s mentor Abdullah Azzam and was…essence, a fundraising vehicle for mujahideen….

“Laher, then, was quite an important figure in Al Qaeda’s leadership here. His perch at MIT meant that he had easy access to the best American Muslim minds – and their world-class technical skills….

“He pioneered the Jihadist use of the new Internet medium to fundraise and recruit for Al Qaeda causes online. Laher’s personal website prominently featured Abdullah Azzam’s notorious call to Jihad, a tract called “Join the Caravan:

‘Beloved brother! Draw your sword, climb onto the back of your horse, and wipe the blemish off your ummah. If you do not take the responsibility, who then will?’

“Laher’s website contained a large collection of his writings and of sermons he gave in the Boston area. These sermons are replete with calls for Jihad, such as this passage:

When the Muslim lands are being attacked, and the Muslims are being raped and killed, the only solution prescribed by Allah is jihad. Jihad is for all times. […] Jihad does not stop. Those of us who have not yet managed to go and physically help our brothers and sisters should support […] our mujahidin brethren with prayer, with money, with clothes, by taking care of their families, and at some point in person. Otherwise, we must face the wrath of Allah.

One of Laher’s followers on MIT was a biology student named Aafia Siddiqui, who later became known as “Lady Al Qaeda.” She now is serving an 86-year prison sentence for attempting to kill FBI agents who arrested her when she was carrying two pounds of cyanide and plans for mass casualty attacks on New York using chemical and biological weapons.

Laher left his post as Muslim chaplain at MIT last year but continues to preach at Boston mosques.

Feoktistov and Jacobs wrote, “There is no evidence to indicate that Laher influenced the Tsarnaevs directly. Nevertheless, the legacy of radicalism at the Tsarnaevs’ mosque is very much tied to MIT and the Jihadist ideology that Laher preached as its Muslim chaplain.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Erdogan Roars His Support for Turkish Intel Chief

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took to the airwaves on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to vociferously support his embattled (but only outside of Turkey) National Intelligence Organization (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan, and the democratization plans he announced at the end of last month.

Fidan has been the object of criticism because of a perceived shift in Turkish alliances.  In particular, a closeness to Iran and a hardened posture towards Israel are among the changes for which Fidan has been blamed.

But if anyone thought Erdoğan might use Fidan as a fall guy to retain good graces with some in the west, The Turkish leader put those thoughts to rest with a barnburner of a speech on Tuesday.

He railed on about the terror that Turkey has withstood over the past 30 years, but really began shouting when he go to casting the blame for Turkey’s problems which he blamed for trying to interrupt his countries moves towards democracy:

But while we do this there are those who wish to put our institutions under suspicion. When the time comes you now see that they’re attempting to engage our MİT undersecretary. Who is engaging our MİT undersecretary? Be careful. This is very important. There are those agitating from inside and those agitating from outside. Sorry, but we will stand behind our valued bureaucrats and technocrats and won’t take their favor from others. If there is a complaint, we will evaluate it, and then we will do what is necessary.

He continued, in what some might call a show of strength, while others speculated whether there were strains of paranoia seeping in to his rhetoric.

I want everyone to know this: Turkey is not a country to be operated on. To this day we have not allowed this, and we will never allow it in the future. They think we are unaware of their circles, special campaigns and real intentions. We know all about it. Turkey will not bow down to these campaigns, fall for these tricks or change its route. We have no interest other than securing justice, law, human rights and freedoms, whether that is in Turkey or in the wider region.

According to Turks who watched the speech, Erdoğan sounded as if he was threatening all those “sinister forces” who were trying to interfere with “his democracy plans for Turkey.”

The Turkish prime minister gave his fiery speech during an AK Party meeting.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

My Sincere Apologies to the Turkish Nation, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

So, it appears that yours truly has gotten an entire country angry at him and that, as we speak, the Turkish high command, along with something they call “MIT” (it stands for Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or National Intelligence Organization – nothing to do with brainy guys in Boston figuring out the universe) are up in arms over the threat I’ve been posing to Turkey’s national security. Well, kiss that trip to Istanbul good bye. I saw “Midnight Express,” I know the drill.

I’m a little excited, to be honest, I’ve never had a brawl with a country before. For the most part I fight with Jewish crazies who hate Muslims pathologically, with Reform Jews who insist anyone with a checkbook is a Jew, with the Women of the Wall who must have their piece of the rock, with a president who took my money and gave it to my banker – but never with an entire country. It’s strangely exhilarating, I have to say.

It all began about a week ago, with a story that was published in the Washington Post, the gist of which was that one Hakan Fidan, the head of the Turkish MIT, had knowledge of Israeli agents operating in Iran and, guess what, he turned over a list with ten of their names to the Iranians.

Considering the fact that no reputable refutation has been made available so far, and that the Israelis have not denied the story (since they were probably the ones who gave it to the Post in the first place), what Hakan Fidan did was bloody treacherous.

Indeed, last Friday the Turks stopped the denial campaign, which was coupled with accusations against Israel (naturally) and came around to admitting—in a roundabout way—that he probably had done it.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the Turkish Hurriyet: “When you read these articles, Hakan Fidan is accused of … not letting other intelligence agencies operate in Turkey. Therefore, he is being blamed for doing his job.”

Yet another good man being hunted down for his loyalty to his country and his faith.

Except that what Hakan Fidan has done was usurp a relationship that began in the 1950s between Israel’s and Turkey’s secret services, taking information he received as Israel’s ally and handing it over for execution to Israel’s worst enemies. Now, there’s a man doing his job and being blamed for it. What a victim.

And, according to The Wall Street Journal, Hakan Fidan was behind the arming of Muslim Brotherhood groups fighting in Syria. That’s one shade away from arming Al Qaeda. Also, the WSJ cited senior U.S. officials who said Fidan gave Iran sensitive intelligence collected by the U.S. and Israel.

A true friend, just doing his job. Lay off our Man Fidan, for he represents the highest values cherished by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey: love of country, love of the downtrodden and the Jews done it.

Now, none of the above stories of betrayal and murder-facilitation were anything I, personally, have gathered. I merely reported on the initial Washington Post expose regarding the folks Fidan most assuredly sent to their deaths. But if you google Hakan Fidan, both in regular and news flavors, you’ll get my Jewish Press story well above anything else in the world, including his Wikipedia profile and the original Washington Post column.

All of Turkey reads my article first, before they read anything else on the subject. I’ve been getting Turkish followers on my Twitter account, and Turks have been leaving hundreds of really angry comments on our Facebook page, comments we labor to remove every hour, because they’re not pleasant to read.

That’s because of a nasty note I, in the heat of opining, entered in the flow of my story: “If anyone deserves to find a special surprise in his car one morning, it’s Fidan, the Turkish spy chief.” You’ll have to admit, it’s not exactly a call to arms, it’s an expression of rage at what appears to be a lowlife reminiscent of those Afghani trainees who murder their American patrol fellows, or those Palestinian “security” folks who turned and shot their IDF patrol partners.

Surprisingly, the Turks are not angry at their own security chief for betraying the trust of a close ally—make that two close allies. They’re upset at me, for saying he deserves to be punished. I suppose some of it gets lost in translation. I also think the Turks, like those Muslims who kill people on account of their Muhammad cartoons (you don’t see Bugs Bunny worshipers doing that, now, do you?), should go shopping for a thicker skin. Seriously.

In any event, I am now a major star in Turkey, most likely because of the magical combination “Jewish Press,” which must be the final proof some Turks needed to the fact that whatever blood curdling fantasies they had harbored about Jews was totally true – look at the facts, this Yori Yanover said so, in the “Jewish Press” — that must be the communications organ for all the Jews.

Let’s face it, antisemites truly believe there’s a powerful Jewish cabal out there, and that if one of us Jews gives the word, immediately those trained, clandestine teams everyone knows so much about take off to carry it out. We can argue it ain’t so until we’re blue in the face, it won’t change their minds. Like I told you, they have the convictions of their deep seated antisemitism.

And so, instead of arguing, I will be the big man here, and announce officially that whatever surprises I may have been plotting for Hakan Fidan are now null and void. I order the Mossad to call the hit teams back; likewise the U.S. Seals which we Jews control with Rothchild’s gold must return to base. There will be no surprises for the Turkish spy chief as long as I’m running this cabal.

And tell David Duke his shorts are ready at the cleaner’s, we gave him the special gentile rate but he mustn’t forget the ticket. No tickie…

Great, now I went and started a war with the KKK and China, too.

Yori Yanover

Technion Ranked with MIT for Graduates Who Are High-tech CEOs

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Ever wondered where the most successful tech CEOs get their degrees? Bloomberg Rankings has the answer.

After analyzing the alma maters of 250 CEOs of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion, Bloomberg found the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology tied for seventh with MIT, Rice University and the University of Texas.

Israel is home to one of the world’s top tech hubs and Technion is where many of the country’s brightest go to train, according to the rankings.

One of those brightest is Stratasys CEO David Reis. According to Bloomberg, Reis’ 3-D printer maker acquired New York-based MakerBot Industries for at least $403 million earlier this year. The listing also cited the Technion’s collaboration with Cornell University to build a $2 billion tech campus and startup incubator on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.


Boston Bomber Blasé, Pleads Not Guilty, Blows Kiss to Ladies

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving of the alleged Boston Bombing Brothers, was in federal district court in Boston on Wednesday, July 10.  Tsarnaev was there to respond to the 30-count indictment charging him, among other things, with use of weapons of mass destruction that resulted in death.

Three people died as the result of the April 15 bombings: 8 year old Martin Richard; 29 year old Krystle Marie Campbell; and 23 year old Lingzi Lu, and 280 were injured, many grievously.  In addition, a security officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sean Collier, was killed by a gunshot to the head, fired at close range, by one of the brothers at the beginning of their attempted escape.

The courtroom was packed with the legal teams, members of the press, and about 30 victims of the bombings.  Several dozen additional members of the public packed the courtroom and two overflow rooms.

In addition to a phalanx of MIT security officers lined up outside the courtroom in a show of support for their slain colleague, and the victims of the bombings, there were also those in the crowd who claimed Tsarnaev was innocent.

“I see zero evidence to say he actually did this,” Lacey Buckley, 23, of Washington state told the Boston Herald. “There is no DNA; there are no fingerprints. They got nothing.”

About a half dozen supporters, all young women, wore T-shirts that read “Free the Lion” and “Dzhokhar is innocent.”

The 19 year old defendant was dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, with a black t-shirt underneath.  His hair was long and appeared unkempt, according to reports. One arm was either bandaged or in a cast, and there were visible wounds: some on his face and at least one on his throat, where it is believed he had been shot.

He sat between his two lawyers, Judy Clarke and Miriam Conrad.  Clarke rubbed his shoulder during the hearing.  Several former team members of his wrestling team from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School were present at the arraignment.

“Not guilty” was the plea Tsarnaev uttered in what was described as a thick Russian accent, in response to the 30 charges. The arraignment took less than ten minutes.

The trial, on the other hand, is expected to take at least four months.  William Weinreb, the prosecutor, said that between 80 – 100 witnesses will be called.

The “not guilty” pleas were not a big surprise to the legal teams, but what certainly seemed to be admissions, scrawled in his own blood on the inside of the boat in which Tsarnaev hid before he was captured will be addressed during the trial.  Those statements, according to the indictment, included: ”

  • The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians.
  • Can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished.
  • We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all.
  • Now I don’t like killing innocent people it is forbidden in Islam but due to said [unintelligible] it is allowed.
  • Stop killing our innocent people and we will stop.

Most media accounts of the hearing report that Tsarnaev appeared either bored with or exhausted by the proceeding, but buried in a Boston Globe account was a surprise.  It said he only became fully alert when he saw

two women sitting in the courtroom, one of whom was weeping while the other held a small child, during the seven minute hearing. As he was being escorted out of the courtroom with cuffs on his hands and feet, Tsarnaev blew a kiss towards the women.

Some reporters with the Globe speculated that the women are Tsarnaev’s sisters.  The smiles and the blown kiss towards the two women were the only indications of emotion from Tsarnaev.  He never looked at any of the victims, nor have there been any reports that he has expressed remorse.

The most emotional statement of the day came from the MIT Police chief John DiFava, who called Tsarnaev a “punk” who “showed no remorse” and said he hopes the prosecution will seek the death penalty if Tsarnaev is found guilty.

Seventeen of the 30 counts with which Tsarnaev has been charged are crimes for which the death penalty is a possible punishment.  It is up to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether the death penalty will be sought.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Marathon Suspect #1 Caught

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Boston Marathon Suspect #1, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was caught on Friday night. He was hiding under the tarp of a boat in the backyard of a Watertown home. A local resident saw blood on the rope of the tarp covering his boat, in his backyard.

The owner called the police who evacuated the couple, and swarmed the yard.

There was an exchange of gunfire, but police managed to capture Suspect #1 alive.

His brother, Suspect #2, Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was killed earlier on Friday, in a shootout with police.

Boston was effectively locked down on Friday as police launched the largest manhunt in the cities history to find the terrorists who blew up the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and wounding 170.

Jewish Press News Briefs

One Boston Marathon Suspects Killed, Another Apprehended

Friday, April 19th, 2013


This article is being updated in realtime as information becomes available. 


An MIT campus police officer was shot multiple times and killed on Thursday night. The shooting occurred around 10:30PM near Vasser and Main street (The Stata Building #32). The officer was taken to Massachusetts General, where he died of his wounds.

At 1:15 AM Boston time, there was an additional report of a carjacking, gunfire, and explosions, including grenades in Watertown, Boston. It is not clear if the two events are related.

Homeland security vehicles and heavily armed security personnel are in Watertown, according to  The Boston Channel.

Police are asking all people near MIT to stay indoors.

Police are currently searching for suspects. Police stay there are undetonated explosives in the area. They’ve asked people in the area  to turn off their cellphones due to fear of cellphone connected bombs.

Police are chasing after Mercedes SUV.


Updates: (Latest first)

8:24 AM Boston time – Dr. David Shoenfeld, a surgeon from Watertown went to Beth Israel hospital in early morning after hearing the shooting, and ended up as the doctor who treated the suspected terrorist who died. Suspects brother also ran him over.

8:11 AM Boston time – Suspects also have an older sister and brother.

8:01 AM Boston time Search may take hours. Entire city of Boston has been asked to stay indoors. Manhunt expanding.

7:52 AM Boston time Marathon bombers are believed to have arrived in the US with their family in 2002-2003

7:52 AM Boston time First suspect is ID’ed as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 22 (dead)

7:40 AM Boston time – Suspects may be brothers.

7:28 AM Boston time – Suspects lived in Turkey and Kazakhstan before coming to US.

7:06 AM Boston time – Police say Suspects had paramilitary training.

 6:50 AM Boston time – AP reports that the name of second suspect identified as “Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev”, a  19 year old foreign national living in Cambridge, possibly from Chechnya.

5:55 AM Boston time – Police leaving the house.

5:54 AM Boston time – Police entering home on Dexter Street with guns drawn, when no response received in door to door search.

5:49 AM Boston time – Boston police lock down towns around Watertown. All business are to remain closed while manhunt for Suspect #2 continues.

5:45 AM Boston time  Boston public transit has been shut down as a safety measure.

5:37 AM Boston time  Watertown residents still locked down as police look for suspect #2

 4:17 AM Boston time – Live police conference reviewing the events of the evening. One policeman was seriously injured in the earlier shootout. Police warn residents to not open doors, and drivers to not let anyone into their cars.

4:04 AM Boston time – Boston Police Commissioner confirms that Boston Marathon Suspect #1 is Dead. Search is on for Suspect #2.

 3:59 AM Boston time – Boston TV reports that Marathon Suspect #1 is dead and suspect #2 is still at large.

3:58 AM Boston time – Police will be doing a series of controlled explosions. Air horn will blow before explosion to prepare residents.

3:04 AM Boston time – Unofficially police have told pedestrians in Watertown that there are  “explosive everywhere” including grenades.

3:02 AM Boston time – Police confirm that only 1 suspect is in custody in Watertown. They are examining connection to Marathon bombing.

2:57 AM Boston time – Police confirm that MIT and Watertown events are connected.

2:49 AM Boston time – Boston Globe says one Boston Marathon suspect is now in custody. Twitter feeds saying second suspect also captured. This has not yet been confirmed by the FBI or the police.

2:21 AM Boston time – Police still searching in Watertown, but the event seems to be winding down.

2:15 AM Boston time – Watertown residents still told to stay indoors.

2:05 AM Boston time – MIT tells faculty/student body that the campus is now safe.

1:58 AM Boston time – 3rd suspect has been released and is not a suspect.

1:56 AM Boston time – Bomb disposal robot onsite in Watertown.

1:51 AM Boston time – Boston Channel in talking to residents report that police spoke with a person who had been in the carjacked vehicle and got away from the carjackers.

1:44 AM Boston time – Police are currently arresting third suspicious person right now in Watertown.

1:43 AM Boston time – Residents report seeing a lightly injured policeman taken away by ambulance. Police are doing searches in the area.

1:37 AM Boston time – Residents in Watertown hear explosion from a controlled explosion.

1:34 AM Boston time – Police are still looking for an “active shooter”, but it is not clear where.

1:30 AM Boston time: Unconfirmed reports are that police now have 2 suspects in custody in Watertown, but it is not known if they are connected to the MIT shooting. One suspect has been taken to a hospital.





Jewish Press News Briefs

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