Al-Qaeda

Capital Region News
1:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Aref Appeal Denied: Albany Imam Remains Imprisoned

Credit Project SALAM

Yassin Aref, 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.

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Capital Region News
3:52 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Aref Supporters Update Media

Credit Project SALAM

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.

You may recall Yassin Aref,  the Albany imam convicted of material support for terrorism along with pizzeria owner Mohammed Hossain following a massive FBI sting in 2004 that created international headlines. 

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New York News
9:05 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Al Qaeda in Syracuse

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Syracuse on Monday afternoon, telling reporters that 26 small businesses have  been hacked.  At least two are being sued by their phone companies for not paying their bills.

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.

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