Al-Qaeda http://wamc.org en Aref Appeal Denied: Albany Imam Remains Imprisoned http://wamc.org/post/aref-appeal-denied-albany-imam-remains-imprisoned-0 <p></p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yassin_M._Aref" target="_blank">Yassin Aref</a>, the Albany imam convicted of material support for terrorism along with pizzeria owner Mohammed Hossain after an FBI sting in 2004, has been denied the right to file a new appeal asking for a new trial.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:46:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 85364 at http://wamc.org Aref Appeal Denied: Albany Imam Remains Imprisoned Aref Supporters Update Media http://wamc.org/post/aref-supporters-update-media <p></p><p></p><p>NSA surveillance evidence leaked by Edward Snowden could play a role in finding justice for two Albany Muslims nabbed in a FBI "terrorism" sting nine years ago.</p><p>You may recall Yassin Aref,&nbsp; the Albany imam convicted of material support for terrorism along with pizzeria owner Mohammed Hossain following a massive FBI sting in 2004 that created<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/06/nyregion/2-albany-men-are-arrested-in-plot-to-import-a-missile-and-kill-a-diplomat.html?pagewanted=1" target="_blank"> international headlines.&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:52:04 +0000 Dave Lucas 79062 at http://wamc.org Aref Supporters Update Media Al Qaeda in Syracuse http://wamc.org/post/al-qaeda-syracuse <p></p><p></p><p> Senator Chuck Schumer was in Syracuse on Monday afternoon, telling reporters that 26 small businesses have&nbsp; been hacked.&nbsp; At least two are being sued by their phone companies for not paying their bills.<br><br>CNY Central is reporting that compromised phone numbers in Syracuse are being linked to telephone accounts in Somalia and the Philippines traced back to Al-Qaeda. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 55273 at http://wamc.org Al Qaeda in Syracuse