Osama bin Laden’s longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has taken control of al-Qaida, the group said Thursday, a widely anticipated move that comes at a time the terror network is struggling for relevance amid a wave of Arab uprisings that has threatened to upstage it.
Nearly one-fourth of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks were New Jersey residents. Middletown lost 37 residents that day, the second highest 9/11 toll among New Jersey towns.
“Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks,” the warning said.
The New York Knicks were scheduled to play Olimpia Milano in Milan on Sunday.
The event was intended to address both the Park51 project and a perceived rise in anti-Muslim sentiments and rhetoric that has accompanied the nationwide debate over the project.
It wasn’t clear whether the group will emerge with a firm endorsement of the proposed center. The meeting’s primary purpose was to talk about ways to combat religious bigotry.
The wife of the imam who wants to build a mosque near Ground Zero said repairs were under way.
A NJ Transit worker was fired from his job after he burned pages of the Koran on his day off. While most say the burning was an intolerant act, some are questioning whether his constitutional rights were violated.
He was accused with three others of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and military planes.
Mohammad Younis, 44, was arrested at his home in Centereach Wednesday.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has some new issues to deal with. Some of the apartments in the buildings Rauf owns are allegedly riddled with bed bugs and have safety hazards.
It was clear from the speech he gave at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf intended to cast himself as a moderate Muslim and a proud New Yorker.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said in an interview that aired Sunday that the controversy over the mosque site has heightened concerns among Muslims of rising Islamophobia.
New Yorkers stood ready at Zuccotti Park Saturday, once again, to honor the innocents murdered on September 11.
The man behind the mosque finally stepped in front of the cameras on Wednesday night. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he’s not changing locations.