Former FBI supervisory agent: U.S. ambassador to Yemen in 2000 hindered FBI investigation into USS Cole bombing


Via JihadWatch: A naive and muddleheaded multiculturalist ambassador impedes anti-terror efforts. “Coddling Terrorists In Yemen,” by Ali H. Soufan, an FBI supervisory special agent from 1997 to May 2005, in the Washington Post: Seven years after al-Qaeda terrorists Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Quso confessed to me their crucial involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole, and three years after they were convicted in a Yemeni court — where a judge imposed a death sentence on Badawi — they, along with many other al-Qaeda terrorists, are free. On Oct. 12, 2000, when I flew to Yemen to lead the FBI’s

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Bomb at Ancient Yemeni Temple Kills 8


A Muslim suicide car bomber blew himself up Monday at the site of an ancient temple popular with tourists, killing eight people and wounding seven, police said. Police in the province of Mareb said six of the dead were tourists, believed to be mostly from Spain. The other two were Yemenis, police said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Witnesses said a car drive through a gate then exploded at the site of temple, which was built about 3,000 years ago at the time of the ancient Queen of Sheba.According to

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Yemeni Jews face growing sectarian troubles


From Yemeni Jews Face Growing Sectarian Troubles: In January, Yahya Yousef Mousa, one of the several hundred Jews still living in Yemen, was confronted by masked gunmen from a Shiite sect who told him and his neighbors to leave their homes in the northern province of Saada or lose their lives. Now, Mousa and eight Jewish families from the village of Salem are living in a secure residential compound in the capital, Sanaa. Their expenses are being paid by the Yemeni government, currently battling an armed rebellion by the same Shiite group that threatened the Jews.

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