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Bin laden documents detail terror threat

The Local · 24 Aug 2011, 17:13

Published: 24 Aug 2011 17:13 GMT+02:00

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According to a report from Stern magazine, the plot was thought up by a sheikh who belonged to bin Laden’s inner circle and continued communicating with the now deceased Islamist terrorist even while he was hiding in Pakistan.

It involved planting a series of terror cells throughout Europe, ready to strike.

Two arrested German Islamists had warned authorities of the plot after a series of interrogations last year, but a dispute broke out among security agencies about how much weight to give them, Stern reported.

Some saw the sheikh as nothing more than a religious inspiration to al-Qaida and incapable of planning complex attacks. But German officials eventually felt concerned enough to issue an unprecedented terror warning last November.

Stern said the new bid Laden documents confirmed the sheikh's influence in the terrorist organization and the acute danger Germany faced.

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Your comments about this article

18:06 August 24, 2011 by neunElf
Doesn't Al Qaeda know that Gerhard Schroeder didn't join with the Great Satan Amerika to invade IRAQ?

Joschka Fischer knows that our deference to the terrorists would make us no longer a target.
21:04 August 24, 2011 by ND1000
Well said Sir.
21:58 August 24, 2011 by So36
Um, hate to disturb your goofball view of global affairs, but Iraq had nothing to do with:

A) Terrorism.

B) Al-Qaida.

C) Sanity.

For all of his flaws, Schröder sent troops to Afghanistan, which was the sensible thing to do after 9/11. Your revisionist propaganda doesn't change that.
23:17 August 24, 2011 by JDee
meanwhile in other 'news' today, Santa Claus expects a busy festive season this year
14:52 August 25, 2011 by jbaker
Terrorist's exist because world governments promote it's existence to create FEAR. When people are in FEAR they can be CONTROLLED!
15:29 August 25, 2011 by Christos
...and there was me thinking that the first post was meant to be ironic
10:21 August 26, 2011 by Sastry.M
Hate is always the concern of some while expressing comments on events of news. Hate is the promoter of fear. "Fear is the Key" was the confident caption of an erstwhile Film of Holly Wood.
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