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November 22, 2006

Second Man Charged in Terror Plan in Manhattan

Manhattan: Second Man Charged in Terror Plan


A New Jersey man has been charged with conspiring to help the terrorist group Hezbollah by allowing people to obtain satellite broadcasts of a Hezbollah television station, federal prosecutors said yesterday.

The man, Saleh Elahwal, 53, of Matawan, N.J., was charged in an 11-count indictment unsealed yesterday in Federal District Court. The indictment also charged another man, Javed Iqbal of Staten Island, who was arrested in August.

The indictment charges the men with helping people receive broadcasts of Al Manar, which features programming that promotes Hezbollah's positions, prosecutors said. Messages left for the men's lawyers were not returned yesterday.

Mr. Iqbal's supporters have said he was exercising free speech.

This was the previous story about this dated back in August of 2006 this year.......

Man Charged With Relaying Hezbollah TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A businessman was charged with providing satellite broadcasts of a Hezbollah television station to New York-area customers, authorities said Thursday.

Javed Iqbal, 42, was arrested Wednesday on conspiracy charges of enabling the broadcasts of al Manar, which was designated by the U.S. government this spring as a global terrorist entity, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said in a statement.

Garcia said Iqbal used satellite dishes at his Staten Island home to distribute the broadcasts through a Brooklyn company called HDTV Limited.

The probe began after a tip from a confidential source in February, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The U.S. government considers Hezbollah, Lebanon's most sophisticated Shiite group, to be a terrorist group. An attack by Hezbollah guerrillas on an Israeli outpost last month plunged Lebanon and Israel into 34 days of destruction that killed more than 800 people.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Can someone please explain to me why this man is still breathing American air. (Jail or not)

Posted by Wild Thing at November 22, 2006 12:44 AM


Because our politicians are too dumb and gutless to kick the moron to the kerb, that's why. These ingrates are USING our own liberal laws against us. They trot out their army of 'snivel libertarian' lawyers to wage their own personal Jihad on our court system. This PC madness is getting out of hand. It's time we got serious with these people and send them a powerful message this crap won't be tolerated anymore. I am fast realising that there is no such thing as a moderate muslim - they are all working hand in glove to further their aims in destroying our system of government and our societies in general. The quicker our stupid politicans realise that the better....

Posted by: Lyn in Australia at November 22, 2006 02:32 AM

holy bacon, the town that Elahwal lives in is only about ten or twelve miles north of my place. i was wondering what that stench was when the wind was coming from that direction.
kidding aside, i've alwasy wondered just what's been brewing in the nj suburbs of nyc. my own town has grown into a "bedroom community", full of people who moved out of the city, but still travel there to work every day. they travel through every access tunnel and across every bridge into the city, a terrorist cell could very easily hide in a setting like this and move back and forth unnoticed. pretty scary.

Posted by: gregor at November 22, 2006 07:45 AM

Lyn, I love your "snivel libertarian lawyers" line.

My hope for reality in this War with Islam, is a honestly Conservative White House Administration in '08. A president that will call a terrorist a muslim. A Federal policy that will reverse the immigration flow of potential muslim terrorists and actually deport anti-American islamists in large numbers.

It may require a devestating islamist terrorist attack on America before this really happens.

Posted by: TomR at November 22, 2006 09:43 AM

Lyn has defined one side of the problem with the 'snivel libertarian' lawyers quote, I love it.
We have a population who when confronted with a problem are apathetic to it and as long as it doesn't directly affect them they will do nothing. Let's look at the O.J. Simpson case, justice wasn't served, the lawyers twisted and spun the truth, the judge was incompetent, Simpsons trial came on the heels of racial riots and the populace was afraid to rock the boat with a black celebrity. Johnny Cochran made a mockery of justice, the jury essentially nullified the findings and the media portrayed Simpson as anything but the criminal he is.
The liberals are doing the same thing with Moslem extremists who are caught plotting to bring down the nation. We have the legal fifth column groups like the ACLU , the NLG and Congresses very own CPC making sure they get the freedom they need to destroy the country.
Groups that brought forth the likes of Lynne Stewart, judge John G. Koeltl and the Dims beloved Nancy Pelosi.
This terrorist was caught in New York, the land of Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton, even if this beast were convicted and sentenced he'd be either pardoned by the Clinton lovers or welcomed into the Pelosi or Dean wing of their party.
I'm afraid that TomR is right, it will take another massive and devastating terrorist strike to wake the population.

Posted by: Jack at November 22, 2006 12:31 PM

Lyn, excellent, it sure is getting out of hand. It is a huge thing with me and I see PC destroying so many things. It truly is horrible.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 23, 2006 12:08 AM

Gregor, amazing how they are all over the place. My husband is from Staten Island originally and he sent this to his cousins that still live there.

There are cells all over the country. Even an hour from where we are now there are lots of them according to the last map I saw about it. Very scary stuff.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 23, 2006 12:12 AM