1. Iran's Rouhani says wants nuclear issue resolved, but draws lines; N. Korea appears to restart plutonium reactor
2. Chinese national sentenced in Boston for illegally exporting military electronics components
3. Inside the Ring: FBI targets Syrian hackers; China ratchets up tensions
4. Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri urges 'lone-wolf' attacks on US
5. ODNI report: Number of released Gitmo detainees returning to terrorism increases
6. Lawmakers, activists seek info from Administration on Benghazi anniversary
7. In-laws of accused Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev appear before grand jury; Two friends of Boston bomber plead not guilty to cover-up charges
8. Herald-Tribune joins suit asking FBI for Saudi documents
9. Texas senators seek 'terrorist' label for Fort Hood shootings
10. Abu Hamza 'lieutenant' Haroon Aswat cannot be extradited to US, European judges say
11. US-born 'jihadist rapper' Omar Hammami reportedly killed in Somalia
12. Fairfax man, Atal Bashar, charged with building bomb
13. Christie signs law requiring notification before out-of-state counter-terrorism investigations in NJ
Air, rail, port, health, energy & communication security
14. Former TSA employee arrested, accused of making threats against LAX
15. Why firefighters are scared of solar power
16. Lawmakers: Leaks slowed cybersecurity legislation
17. 9/11 victims advocate for bill targeting foreign terror financiers
18. Salt Lake City store owner sentenced in $1.3M food stamp fraud scheme
19. Large-scale identity theft ring involved Chinese identities to commit sophisticated fraud
20. Congress' border efforts are bunk, say border sheriffs
21. '2 Million Bikers' roar into D.C. to honor 9/11, protest Muslim rally
22. Canada's federal gov't ready to go to court over Quebec's proposed charter of values
23. Assault on Christian town in Syria adds to fears over rebels; Syrian official admits gov't has chemical arms
24. Egypt cracks down on radical Muslim clerics; Militants kill soldiers in Sinai; Military broadens crackdown
25. Binyamin Brigade commander cites increase in West Bank terror cells
26. Taliban attacks US Consulate in Afghanistan; Car bombing fails to overrun facility
27. Philippine Muslim rebels clash with military, police in Zamboanga City
28. Birmingham college bans Muslim veils; Muslim defendant allowed to wear face veil in the dock in Britain
Comment / analysis
29. IPT News: Princeton Professor Embraces 9/11 Conspiracy Movement
30. Abigail R. Esman: Kuwait Funding Muslim Brotherhood Growth in Western Mosques
31. Claudia Rosett: Syria's Pals at the Chemical Weapons Convention
32. Yaakov Lappin: Why Israelis See Shi'ite Axis as a Greater Threat Than Syrian Jihadis
GENERAL SECURITY, POLICY
September 13, 2013 9:17am EDT By Alexei Anishchuk Reuters
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts (617) 748-3100 September 10, 2013
By Bill Gertz-The Washington Times Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By Gordon Corera Security correspondent, BBC News 13 September 2013 Last updated at 09:27 ET
Three additional terrorists once held at the Guantanamo Bay prison were confirmed as having returned to terrorism after their release, and two others joined the ranks of those suspected of rejoining jihad against the West, according to a U.S. intelligence report made public last week. The report http://www.investigativeproject.org/ext/10996 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) also reveals that three of the confirmed returning terrorists were killed since January, when the last report to Congress was made public. Of the 603 terrorists released from the prison, 100 are now confirmed as having returned to terrorism. Of those, 17 are dead, 27 are in custody, and 56 are free. Released detainees suspected of having returned to terrorism number 74, including two that are dead, 25 that are in custody, and 47 no longer being held. By contrast, in January there were a total of 97 released prisoners who returned to terrorism and another 72 who were suspected of re-engaging in terrorism. Thomas Joscelyn, a terrorism analyst with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said releasing Guantanamo inmates increases the danger they will return to jihad...
By Milton J. Valencia, Boston Globe Staff September 12, 2013
September 13, 2013 12:45pm EDT By Scott Malone Reuters
By Michael Pollick Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.
By Cheryl K. Chumley The Washington Times Friday, September 13, 2013
A British al-Qaeda suspect and lieutenant of hate preacher Abu Hamza cannot be sent to America to face terror charges because it will breach his human rights, European judges have ruled.
By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor 7:22PM BST 11 Sep 2013 The Daily Telegraph (London)
Associated Press in Mogadishu Thursday 12 September 2013 08.29 EDT
By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post September 09, 2013
Law stems from surveillance by the NYPD involving Muslim businesses, mosques and student organizations.
Michael Symons, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press 5:39 p.m. EDT September 9, 2013
http://www.investigativeproject.org/ext/10999 reprinted at http://www.investigativeproject.org/ext/11000
State lawmakers devised the proposal after reports about surveillance efforts by the New York Police Department involving Muslim businesses, mosques and Rutgers University student organizations in New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law Monday... The new law, which takes effect immediately, requires out-of-state law-enforcement entities to inform the county prosecutor of plans to conduct activities within his or her county 24 hours prior to entering its borders. Within those 24 hours, the county prosecutor must in turn notify the New Jersey State Police…
By Ruben Vives September 11, 2013, 4:09 a.m. Los Angeles Times
By Mike Riggs GovExec.com September 11, 2013 1:25 PM ET
A 300,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse in Delanco, New Jersey, burned down last week, and the local fire chief says solar panels are partly to blame. No, the 700 solar panels on top of the Dietz & Watson warehouse didn't cause the fire, but their presence did dissuade Delanco Fire Chief Ron Holt from putting his team on the roof. "With all that power and energy up there, I can't jeopardize a guy's life for that," Holt told NBC Philadelphia. The only thing firefighters fear more than fire is solar. So long as a solar panel is getting sunlight, it's impossible to turn off. "During daylight, there can be enough voltage and current to injure or even kill a firefighter who comes in contact with the energized conductors," Matthew Paiss, a fire engineer with the San Jose Fire Department,wrote in a handy guide for firefighters. The Dietz & Watson warehouse fire started when the sun was out. By the time the sun went down, the fire was beyond control. The warehouse burned for 29 hours. As Paiss explained in his essay on solar panels and firefighting, roof access is crucial for firefighters: …
By Adam Mazmanian FCW.com Sep 12, 2013
17. 9/11 Victims Advocate for Bill Targeting Foreign Terror Financiers
For The Record - The IPT Blog by IPT News • Sep 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm
As Americans pause to remember the dead from the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago, the Broward Bulldog reminds us that legislation to help victims and their families go after terrorist enablers in court is about to be introduced in Congress. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act will be introduced by New York Congressmen Peter King, a Republican, and Democrat Jerrold Nadler in the House. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offers the Senate version. It's the result of court decisions applying sovereign immunity to foreign governments and people who may have provided financial and other support to the 9/11 hijackers and therefore, U.S. courts have no jurisdiction. If passed, however, it could be applied to any terrorist attack in which Americans are victims. "The problem can best be understood by example," Terry Strada, whose husband died in the World Trade Center's North Tower, told the Bulldog. "If we discover someone intentionally gave aid or money to the Boston Marathon bombers and that money had been given to them outside our borders – no accountability from a civil action would be possible," she said. Similar legislation was offered in 2009 and 2011 but did not get passed…
One of the owners of a downtown convenience store accused of illegally redeeming $1.3 million in federally subsidized food benefits for cash received probation Monday.
By Dennis Romboy, Deseret News Published: Monday, Sept. 9 2013 5:12 p.m. MDT
Border sheriffs say D.C. out of touch
Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 10:43 p.m. EDT September 11, 2013
The bill passed by the Senate in July attempts to solve the problem of illegal immigration with a $46 billion "border surge," adding 20,000 new Border Patrol agents, and $3 billion in new monitoring technology. But sheriffs policing the border say that misses the mark.
By Meredith Somers The Washington Times Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thousands of bikers from around the country roared into the D.C. area on Wednesday in a show of support for Sept. 11 victims and in solidarity against a controversial Muslim rally on the Mall. The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride might have fallen short of 2 million strong, but the numbers were impressive. A line of shining chrome and steel bikes stretched about a third of a mile from the starting point at the Harley Davidson of Washington store just outside the District in Prince George's County… The ride was complicated by the fact that federal and local authorities denied a permit that would have offered the riders a police escort through traffic — a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was for political purposes... The National Park Service has denied any political motivation for refusing the permit, which ride organizers sought last month. The Park Service earlier this year granted a permit to a Muslim group planning a rally Wednesday to call attention to social justice issues…
Jason Kenney is showing, with his own wardrobe, how he feels about the issue of wearing religious clothing.
By: The Canadian Press, Published on Fri Sep 13 2013
OTTAWA—Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has posted a picture on Twitter showing him wearing a Sikh head scarf. This comes just days after he said the federal government is ready to go to court over Quebec's proposed charter of values… The minister told reporters earlier this week that the federal government is prepared to mount a legal challenge against Quebec's plan to prevent public-sector workers in the province from wearing overt religious clothing or symbols.
By Kevin Dougherty, GAZETTE QUEBEC BUREAU CHIEF September 11, 2013
QUEBEC — Highlights of Parti Québécois government's proposed Charter of Quebec Values:…
Proposal goes too far, opposition parties say
Agree with notion that state should be neutral
By Kevin Dougherty, Montreal Gazette Quebec Bureau Chief September 11, 2013
By Katherine Wilton, The Montreal Gazette September 11, 2013
MIDDLE EAST / AFRICA
By JODI RUDOREN New York Times September 12, 2013
By MATT BRADLEY and LEILA ELMERGAWI Wall Street Journal Updated Sept 11, 2013, 1:23 p.m. ET
Instability in other regions could influence the territories under the jurisdiction of IDF Central Command, Col. Yossi Pinto warns.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN Jerusalem Post 09/10/2013 02:12
The past year has seen an increase in planning and setting up cells for terror attacks in the West Bank, Binyamin Regional Brigade Commander Col. Yossi Pinto said Monday. "There is no dramatic rise in the level of terrorism, but there is a rise in the quality of the infrastructure and the planning [of terror attacks]," he said during an annual sum up of security incidents. Instability in other regions could influence the territories under the jurisdiction of IDF Central Command, he warned…
Car Bombing Fails to Overrun Facility
Rebel Group Takes Around 20 People Hostage After Clash Leaves At Least Six People Dead
By CRIS LARANO and JOSEPHINE CUNETA Wall Street Journal September 9, 2013, 5:28 a.m. ET
A college has been accused of discrimination after it banned Muslim students from wearing religious veils.
By Edward Malnick 11:59AM BST 10 Sep 2013 The Daily Telegraph (London)
A Muslim woman has been permitted to wear a full face veil while appearing in the dock at Crown Court, in what is thought to be the first such case of its kind.
IPT News September 12, 2013
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by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News September 13, 2013
The treaty, "neither verifiable nor enforceable," will protect Assad, not his potential victims.
By Claudia Rosett National Review Online September 13, 2013 2:00 pm
by Yaakov Lappin Special to IPT News September 10, 2013