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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] This is an automated compilation of submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Articles for inclusion in this daily news mailing should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a full reference to the source of the article. Today's Topics: 1. Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe (The Iraq Solidarity Campaign) --__--__-- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 15:14:27 +0000 (GMT) From: The Iraq Solidarity Campaign <mcr_coalition@DELETETHISyahoo.co.uk> Reply-To: MCR_Coalition@yahoo.co.uk Subject: Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe To: firstname.lastname@example.org [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] View the ISC comment at the bottom of article Al Qaeda may have targeted Crowe Click to enlarge photo 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= da." 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. Iraq Solidarity Campaign Comment: Forgive us whilst we just die from laughter, oh please get a life! The Iraq Solidarity Campaign Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com End of casi-news Digest _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk