Alleged bike-path terrorist refuses to stand for federal judge

The accused West Side bike-path terrorist refused to stand as a Manhattan federal judge entered the courtroom Tuesday, despite his lawyer’s best efforts to get him to. Sayfullo Saipov’s lawyer had motioned at him with her hand to get him to stand out of respect for the judge, as

Man pleads guilty to providing support for ISIS

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York man who traveled to Turkey in an attempt to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Arafat Nagi (NAH’-gee) entered the plea in federal court in Buffalo on Monday. The 47-year-old Lackawanna

Kabul hotel gunmen targeted foreigners: witnesses

A group of fashionably dressed terrorists enjoyed dinner at a Kabul hotel before suddenly pulling out their weapons, screaming, “Where are the foreigners?” and killing at least 30, witnesses said Sunday. Several panicked guests at the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital of Afghanistan fashioned ropes out of bedsheets and

Alleged bin Laden crony charged with conspiring to kill Americans

An accused terrorist linked to Osama bin Laden has been charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to kill Americans, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Christian Ganczarski, who went by several aliases including Ibrahim the German, traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan at least five times from 1999 through 2001, according to

Israeli troops detonate bomb planted at holy site

Israeli soldiers detonated a bomb planted by Palestinian terrorists at the entrance to the Joseph’s Tomb holy site in the city of Nablus on Tuesday just before roughly 1,000 Jewish worshipers were set to arrive. There were no injuries or major damage caused by the blast of the cell-phone-operated

Pakistani clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD – More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday. For years, the South Asian nation has been plagued by violence by Islamist militants, who often use suicide bombers and preach that

Port Authority bombing suspect pleads not guilty ‘at this moment’

The accused Port Authority bomber told a Manhattan federal judge Thursday that he was pleading not guilty in the case — at least for now. see also When Judge Richard Sullivan asked failed alleged suicide bomber Akayed Ullah for his plea, the suspect replied, “At this moment, not guilty.” The Bangladeshi-born

Man indicted in failed Port Authority pipe-bombing

A Bangladeshi immigrant was indicted Wednesday in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system last month. Akayed Ullah faces numerous charges including providing material support to a terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use and a public transportation

Chelsea bomber gets a new attorney

see also Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi was assigned a new lawyer Tuesday because his old attorney had also been representing an accused ISIS recruiter with whom Rahimi shared materials from his case while in a federal lockup. Sabrina Shroff represented both Rahimi and Sajmir ­Alimehmeti, who are inmates at the

White supremacist accused of terrorism in Amtrak attack

An alleged white supremacist who attended a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year faces federal charges after trying to wreck an Amtrak train in Nebraska, authorities said. Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Mo., entered a secure area of an Amtrak passenger train on Oct. 22, toyed

Bitcoin is the perfect currency for terrorists

One of the latest tools terrorists are using isn’t a new kind of bomb, gun, suicide vest or other device that can kill and maim. The tool is bitcoin, the virtual currency created and exchanged using a decentralized network of computers, without the involvement of government and banks. Because

Gitmo detainees accuse guards of invasive ‘groin searches’

Guantanamo detainees linked to the 9/11 attacks may have taken a page from the “Me Too” movement, accusing guards of sexual harassment — for conducting invasive “groin searches,” according to a report. “We be under sexual harassment today for search in being here,” alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Man who threatened to kill Trump, attack theater charged

SALT LAKE CITY — A grand jury has charged a Utah man with threatening to kill President Donald Trump during his visit last month to announce changes to two national monuments. An indictment released Wednesday by the US attorney’s office in Utah alleges that 33-year-old Travis Luke Dominguez submitted

Namesake grandson of Osama bin Laden is dead

Osama bin Laden has died – this time the grandson and namesake of the notorious 9/11 mastermind, according to a report. Little Osama was being hailed for his “martyrdom” by his father Hamza, the heir apparent to the al Qaeda leader, Newsweek reported. A letter published by al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm,

Notorious ISIS executioner captured by Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces have captured one of ISIS’ most feared executioners, Abu Omer, nicknamed “White Beard,” who presided over dozens of killings in the terror group’s former stronghold of Mosul, according to reports. Locals ratted out the barbaric jihadi kingpin, who was seen in several sick videos, including one from

City to ramp up traffic barriers after terror attack

The city is doubling down on protective traffic bollards in Times Square after the deadly ISIS-inspired terror attack on a Lower Manhattan bike path, law-enforcement sources say. Mayor de Blasio was expected to announce Tuesday that the city will double its $7.5 million budget for installing the structures at

All the things in 2017 we want to forget

Goodbye to 2017 — and good riddance! Last year was a hot mess of terror, toxic political fights, subway disasters, nuclear dread and mass killings — and New Yorkers couldn’t wait to see the end of it. Here are some things we’re all hoping to leave behind in 2018: 1.