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Convicted terrorist's brother says Sami Osmakac was set up listen

07/01/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Sami Osmakac, Avni Osmakac, terrorism, FBI, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Jared Hamil, Samantha Bowden, Muslim, islam, Sami Al Arian

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The brother of a man convicted of plotting terrorism says it was an FBI setup. Avni Osmakac lashed out at the government during a press conference Tuesday in front of the federal courthouse in Tampa. That’s where his brother Sami was found guilty last month of trying to possess a weapon of mass destruction.

“Everything my brother knows about religion is coming from them. He didn’t know [anything] about religion until he got sick. Everything he knows – the videos, the audios you hear, ...

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Defense for Sami Osmakac claims client has mental illness, entrapped by FBI listen

06/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Sami Osmakac, terrorism, Tampa, Pinellas County, entrapment, FBI

update: after this story aired, the jury returned its verdict: guilty

Jurors began deliberating the fate Tuesday of a Pinellas County man accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Tampa.

Sami Osmakac was arrested in January 2012 but his lawyers say he has mental illness and was entrapped by the FBI into planning violence.

WMNF interviewed Mel Underbakke, director of the education committee of the advocacy group National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms. She has attended much ...

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9-11 Remembered

09/11/13 Warren Elly with Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call Warren Elly interviews Chris Ingram, a Republican Political Consultant who was working on Capital Hill on September 11th 2001. Ingram talked about role of American Foreign policy in the rise of terrorism and other issues related to 9/11. Listen to the full show above.

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A Better Path for the U.S. in the Middle East? And the Green Shadow Cabinet

04/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Rohde about his new book BEYOND WAR: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East (Viking). Rhode has covered U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia. He was held captive by the Taliban for seven months beginning in 2009.

Later we'll talk with Kevin Zeese who is the Attorney General in a new project-...

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Call in show: Boston Marathon bombing has one dead suspect, one living and the Senate kills gun measure

04/19/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Two men of Chechnya decent were identified by the FBI. One of those men has reportedly been killed; the other is still at large. The dead suspect was said to have been wearing a bomb. The two men – or boys depending on how old you are – I’m kind of thinking boys is the better description- they are accused of all sorts of shenanigans including knocking over a 7-11, hijacking a car and temporarily kidnapping the owner, and killing an MIT police officer. Media outlets have reported tha...

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Boston Marathon explosives were loaded with shrapnel inside pressure cookers listen

04/16/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said this morning there were 176 casualties, 17 of them in critical condition, and three fatalities from yesterday’s bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

President Barack Obama said today the deadly bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by an individual.

"This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know abou...

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Two bombs cause chaos near finish line of Boston Marathon

04/15/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Since this report, the casualty figures have been upgraded to 3 killed and more than 100 injured.

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. Authorities said two people were killed and at least 23 others injured in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs. Police said a third blast rocked the John F. Kennedy Library several miles away and more than an hour later, but no injuries were reported. A senior U.S. intelligence official sa...

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Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict

02/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity-- in it's new time-- 11AM- Monday Through Friday. We'll be followed by Democracy Now every weekday at noon.

The bi-annual WMNF program changes went into effect yesterday and we want to hear your thoughts on the program changes. You can call us at 813-238-8001 x115 and record a comment. And you can also send an e-mail directly to us by sending it to wmnf@wmnf.org.

On the first part of the program today we'll talk with a USF professor- Professor Davi...

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Benghazi attack still has holes, but extra security might not have been an option listen

10/25/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been using the attack in Benghazi last month in his campaign against President Barack Obama. Republicans supporting Romney claim Obama withheld information about the attack that killed four Americans.

Speaking before a U.S. Global leadership Coalition event this month in Tampa, former head of the Republican Party of Florida and current chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas s...

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Tampa Bay area college students march for peace on anniversary of invasion of Afghanistan listen

10/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The war in Afghanistan is now in its twelfth year and some students in the Tampa Bay area have had enough. Ten members of Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, rallied at USF Tampa today to speak out against the continued occupation of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Matthew Hastings said the military spending can be better used to fund public education.

“Well, if we’re spending trillions of dollars to maintain a military that is fighting overseas, we’re not g...

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