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|Americas Sniper and Guardian Angels|
|10/15/02 at 18:15:03|
Just viewed the News at Ten and I hear that Americas Sniper has made his mark by killing victim number nine.
Sadly, the woman had 2 kids and perhaps the sniper has a personal grudge since the deceased worked at the FBI. The news reporter was saying how hard its become for everyday things for people to do for example, walk the road, go to the shops, fill up for petrol, play outside in the park and even pick up grocery.
However, theres one group of people who are providing some sort of protection and its the Guardian Angels. These guys are putting thier lives on the line by being in public places and assiting the public by doing the simple chores we take granted in life. I mean many of these people are from all walks of life, however one thing that got me is why can't some Muslim bros/sisters do this ???. It would make brilliant dawah and above all would be an iman booster as well, as your always remembering Allah and death. I'm sure if you do it with the right dawah the rewards would be immense.
So in short if there are Muslim groups out there in North Virginia do something that makes people aware that we are there to give our lives for the sake of Allah. I'm sure if a couple of bros/sisters got together then they can provide some sort of assistance be it walking the young to school or picking up your shopping or whatever, call on the Muslims to assist.
|Re: Americas Sniper and Guardian Angels|
|10/16/02 at 11:00:27|
This is a wonderful idea, mashaAllah.. A great chance for dawah.
I just came across this article... I hope they finally get him.
Witnesses 'saw sniper open fire'
US officials say they are more confident of a breakthrough in their hunt for the serial sniper who has killed nine people in the Washington area.
For the first time since the shootings began two weeks ago, at least one witness actually saw the sniper open fire on his latest victim, investigators told the Washington Post newspaper.
Witnesses have also provided at least partial licence plate numbers, as well as descriptions of the white or cream-coloured Chevrolet Astro van with a silver roof rack seen leaving the scene, which one eyewitness said had a broken tail-light.
"There was some additional information that we were able to get from last night's case, and I am confident that that information is going to lead us to an arrest," Fairfax County Police Chief Tom Manger said.
But the sniper continues to evade capture, and late on Tuesday the Pentagon agreed to a request from the FBI to provide manned, fixed-wing reconnaissance aircraft to help law enforcement agencies in the hunt.
Linda Franklin, a 47-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, became the latest victim when she was shot in the head as she and her husband loaded their car outside a shopping centre on a busy intersection in Falls Church, Virginia, on Monday evening.
An official quoted in the New York Times said one witness saw the gunman step out of his van about 90 feet (30 metres) from Mrs Franklin, before firing the single shot that killed her.
"He had his choice and he took her," the official said.
Another witness has given a description of a dark-skinned man, possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern [color=red]they always have to include Arabs huh? :([/color], seen leaving the shopping centre in a white van.
Police have released composite pictures of two white vans similar to descriptions of the vehicle seen by witnesses.
A senior defence official said further details of witness reports were not available.
"We are trying to give as little information as possible to the person on the ground," he said.
Hoping to halt the seemingly random killing spree, the Pentagon has agreed to deploy secret surveillance planes to patrol the skies over the Washington area.
The US military is banned from direct law enforcement within the US, and the Pentagon says its role in the hunt is simply to support civilian agencies.
BBC Pentagon correspondent Nick Childs says it is hoped the planes can reduce critical response time in the case of any further attacks.
The US army has also been approached about checking military records in the search for possible links to the attacks.
Monday's shooting came after a weekend of respite for people in the area, many of whom had hoped the killing spree had ended.
It appears the killer may be following a pattern of carrying out attacks during the week and resting during the weekend.
|10/16/02 at 11:02:25|
|Sniper Attacks and Guardian Angels|
|10/17/02 at 13:12:50|
i really like that idea BroHanif, in fact i think muslims should always do things like that in all situations. Like the can food drive, we should try to get muslims at mosques to donate cans, and send them to the food bank saying this many amount of cans came from this mosque. Or helping out in the homeless shelters. Only one mosque in my local area helps out at homeless shelters.
i just read this at CNN, i should have realized that they were going to start doing this.... it just make me sad, it seems now more than ever whatever happens muslims will always be blamed... :(
Al Qaeda detainees to be questioned on snipe
'We would be criticized if we didn't'
Thursday, October 17, 2002 Posted: 12:14 PM EDT (1614 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- United States investigators intend to question al Qaeda detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and elsewhere to see if they have any information about the sniper attacks in the Washington area, government sources said Thursday.
The sources emphasize that no evidence has been uncovered to establish a link between the shootings and organized terrorism, and say they do not believe the sniper shootings fit the pattern of an attack by al Qaeda or another organized terrorist group. (Full story)
But the interviews are seen as a prudent investigative avenue, officials said.
"We would be criticized if we didn't, even though there is no evidence of an al Qaeda link," an FBI official said.
Officials point out that al Qaeda has not left such items as a Tarot card at the scene of an attack -- especially one with the phrase "I am God."
A Tarot card bearing that message was found near the scene of the October 7 sniper shooting at a middle school in Bowie, Maryland. Authorities have not said whether the card was left by the sniper or a prankster.
Also, while many terrorist organizations claim responsibility for their acts, no such claim has been made in the sniper case.
About 600 al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners are being housed at Guantanamo Bay.
|10/17/02 at 13:21:50|
|Re: Sniper Attacks and Guardian Angels|
|10/17/02 at 17:03:41|
|[quote author=Red link=board=ummah;num=1034746099;start=0#2 date=10/17/02 at 13:12:50][slm], |
The sources emphasize that no evidence has been uncovered to establish a link between the shootings and organized terrorism, and say they do not believe the sniper shootings fit the pattern of an attack by al Qaeda or another organized terrorist group. [/quote]
I guess they don't need to do that now. Just by mentioning al Qaeda in the same breath as sniper...
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