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   1. Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe (The Iraq Solidarity Campaign)


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Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 15:14:27 +0000 (GMT)
From: The Iraq Solidarity Campaign <>
Subject: Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe

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Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe said he may have b=
een a target of an al Qaeda kidnap plot in early 2001, part of a bid by the=
 militant network to "culturally destabilise" the United States.
The Australia-based Crowe told GQ magazine in an interview that he received=
 FBI protection throughout the filming of "A Beautiful Mind" and for part o=
f "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." He also was flanked by=
 undercover agents at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in 2001.
When asked who might have been targeting him, Crowe replied: "Um ... well, =
that was the first conversation in my life that I'd heard the phrase al Qae=
New Zealand-born Crowe, who won the Best Actor Academy Award in 2001 for "G=
ladiator," said he was told a French policewoman in Libya or Algeria had pi=
cked up the threat in a recording.
"I don't think that I was the only person (targeted). But it was about -- a=
nd here's another little touch of irony -- it was about taking iconographic=
 Americans out of the picture as a sort of cultural-destabilisation plan," =
he said.
Crowe said that at some point the FBI "thought the threat had probably or h=
ad possibly been overstated, and then they started to question their source=
s ... ."
Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network carried out the September 11, 2001, hija=
cked airliner attacks on the United States.

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