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2009-12-14 17:37:00

Ehsanul Islam Sadequee Receives 17 Years in Prison; Co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed Receives 13 Years ATLANTA, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 23, of Roswell, Ga., and Syed Haris Ahmed, 25, of Atlanta, were sentenced today in federal court following their convictions earlier this year in separate but related criminal trials, the Justice Department announced. "With their words and their actions, these defendants supported the wrongheaded but very dangerous idea...

2006-09-02 08:55:51

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Saturday they had arrested 16 men in two separate anti-terrorism operations just three weeks after uncovering a suspected plot to bring down U.S.-bound airliners over the Atlantic. Fourteen of the men were held in London in an overnight operation that a police source said focused on suspected training and recruitment of terrorists. Anti-terrorist police in Manchester arrested two men early on Saturday and were carrying out...

2006-09-02 04:01:06

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Saturday they had arrested 16 men in two separate anti-terrorism operations just three weeks after uncovering a suspected plot to bring down U.S.-bound airliners over the Atlantic. Fourteen of the men were held in London in an operation that a police source said focused on suspected "training, recruitment and encouraging others to take part in terrorist activity." Anti-terrorist police in Manchester arrested two men early on...

2006-09-02 00:52:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen men were arrested in anti-terrorism raids in south and east London, police in the British capital said on Saturday. "Officers from the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch have arrested 14 men under the Terrorism Act ... in a pre-planned intelligence-led operation," a London police spokesman said. He said the raids had taken place late on Friday and early on Saturday. The spokesman said the 14 arrests were not linked to earlier arrests of more than...

2006-07-20 14:20:15

TORONTO (Reuters) - A man arrested last month in connection with what Canadian police say was an al Qaeda-inspired plot that aimed to blow up targets around southern Ontario has been granted bail, a prosecution spokesman said on Thursday. Ahmad Ghany, 21, is the second suspect in the case to be released on bail. Police accuse him of being part of a group that they allege discussed storming the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa and detonating bombs at targets in downtown Toronto. Ghany...

2006-07-20 14:15:30

TORONTO (Reuters) - A man arrested last month in connection with what Canadian police say was an al Qaeda-inspired plot that aimed to blow up targets around southern Ontario has been granted bail, a prosecution spokesman said on Thursday. Ahmad Ghany, 21, is the second suspect in the case to be released on bail. Police accuse him of being part of a group that they allege discussed storming the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa and detonating bombs at targets in downtown Toronto. Ghany...

2006-07-19 18:23:41

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted two U.S. citizens on Wednesday on charges of plotting "violent jihad" and undergoing paramilitary training in northwest Georgia to prepare themselves for terrorist acts. Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, born in Pakistan and a student at Georgia Tech, was arrested in March. Wednesday's charges superseded an earlier indictment against him, adding three counts of material support of terrorism and a foreign terrorist organization. FBI officials in...

2006-07-17 11:21:04

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - A group of men alleged to be part of an al Qaeda-inspired terror cell are winding their way through Canada's court system in the first true test of Canada's anti-terror laws. Zakaria Amara -- believed to be one of the leaders of a suspected plot to attack Canadian landmarks -- was in court on Monday in the Toronto suburb of Brampton, where fifteen of the 17 suspects have been undergoing bail hearings. Two were already in custody on weapons...

2006-07-14 12:29:55

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A well-known Toronto Muslim says he acted as a government spy to infiltrate a gang accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, describing the group as "fruitcakes" who could have caused great damage. Mubin Shaikh told CBC television and two major newspapers that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spy service had asked him last year to try to infiltrate the group of 17 men, who were arrested in early June. "I wanted to prevent...

2006-07-14 12:25:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A well-known Toronto Muslim says he acted as a government spy to infiltrate a gang accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, describing the group as "fruitcakes" who could have caused great damage. Mubin Shaikh told CBC television and two major newspapers that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spy service had asked him last year to try to infiltrate the group of 17 men, who were arrested in early June. "I wanted to prevent the loss of...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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