Monday, May 20, 2024

Nationwide Support Network for 9/11 Hijackers of Saudi Funded Imam's was Anwar al-Awlaki & Omar Abdi Mohamed in San Diego and Muneer Arafat in Sarasota.

UPDATE May20, 2024 A new 71 page filing in a lawsuit brought by the families of 9/11 victims against the government of Saudi Arabia alleges that al-Qaeda had significant, indeed decisive, state support for its attacks. Saudi money talks with fanatical religious ideology through Ministry of Islamic Affairs (“MOIA”), bin-Laden and al-Qaeda only pawns in Saudi worldwide quest of Wahhabism. Several if not many Saudi instructed and funded Imam's were instrumental in a nationwide support network for 9/11 hijackers from Sarasota Fl to San Diego CA. Sarasota ABC 7 News video above, Apr 15, 2015, Sarasota Mosque Imam Muneer Arafat came to Sarasota in March of 2000 his prior roommate in St Louis was al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Sadaqua aka Ziyad Khaleel who purchased a satellite phone in the USA and had it shipped to Africa so that it could be used by Osama bin-Laden in the 1998 US Embassy Bombings in Africa. In June of 2000 Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 hijack pals followed Muneer Arafat to Sarasota FL, while Ziyad Sadaqua went to Orlando Fl small world, eh.

Documents Released By FBI reveal Nationwide Saudi Imam network through Ministry of Islamic Affairs (“MOIA”) that supported 9/11 hijackers. Saudi Official Mutaeb Sudairy met with al-Qaeda agents Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed and Ziyad Khaleel who was roommate to Sarasota ImamMuneer Arafat, and on and on it went. There was a group of Imam's in USA linked to Al-Qaeda operatives prior to 9/11 that were paid by Saudi Arabia. Imam's in the USA are paid about $1,700 per month by The Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia to spread "Wahhabism,". Secret ICE Operation Green Quest Investigation in Sarasota linked to Operation Encore 9/11 investigation. Saudi government created the MOIA in 1993 to placate the most violent and anti-American elements of the Kingdom’s religious establishment, and provided the MOIA with resources and platforms within its embassies and consulates to promote its agenda outside Saudi Arabia, without restriction. The FBI’s reliance on undisclosed sources (CI) does not render its findings unreliable, the fact that findings are based in part on hearsay or on confidential sources (CI) not divulged to opposing party (Saudi Arabia) does not ipso facto render the findings so untrustworthy as to be inadmissible.

When September 11 hijackers Nawaf Al Hazmi and Khalid Al Mihdhar arrived in Los Angeles on January 15, 2000, “ill-prepared for a mission in the United States,” 9/11 Commission Report, the Saudi government already had for a decade been operating a robust platform for promoting Wahhabi extremism and jihadist causes in Southern California through Imam's. The Saudi government created and operated this network to advance the radical Wahhabi agenda of its then-powerful religious officials and Ministry of Islamic Affairs (“MOIA”). The Saudi government provided massive funding to support MOIA’s mission to spread the extremist Wahhabi/Salafi variant of Islam globally through the network of Imam's. The operational nerve centers of this network were the Ministry of Islamic Affairs departments of the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles, and the Saudi government-funded and controlled King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, CA. To support the extremist enterprise’s operations, the Saudi government secretly funded a network of individual Imam operatives with extensive ties to terrorism, including Imam Thumairy and Bayoumi themselves. Video, phone record and other evidence reflecting Bayoumi’s close ties to Al Qaeda recruiter and leader Anwar Al Aulaqi aka Al Awalki, and Bayoumi’s attempts to falsely dissemble about that relationship.

Mutaeb Al Sudairy and Adel Al Sadhan were both MOIA propagators and Saudi Embassy officials.
Mutaeb Sudairy, the son of a prominent Saudi family, traveled extensively in the United States as a Muslim missionary for the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs. In 2010 FBI Encore agents found that two propagators, Adel Mohamed al-Sadhan and Mutaeb Sudairy, had traveled in the United States, stopping in several places that overlapped with where 9/11 hijackers Hazmi, Mihdhar and other 9/11 hijackers had been. The FBI determined that Sudairy and Sadhan had a “nexus to al-Qa’ida.” While working for the MOIA under false diplomatic cover, Sudairy moved to Missouri in mid-2000, where he lived for four months with an Al Qaeda procurement agent, Ziyad Khaleel. In 1999 Imam Muneer Arafat was a roommate of Ziyad Khalil in Columbia MO, Arafat subsequently moved to Sarasota Fl in 2000. Khaleel was a key Al Qaeda operative in the United States: while living in Missouri, Khaleel acquired and delivered a satellite phone and battery pack for Osama bin Laden, which bin Laden used to orchestrate the 1998 Embassy bombings. Khaleel also “managed wire transfers from IARA [the Islamic American Relief Agency] to a [sic] bank accounts controlled by UBL [Osama Bin Laden].” In 2004, the United States designated the IARA, based on its support for Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Hamas, and Al Ittihad Al Islamia (“AIAI”), the terror group led by Omar Abdi Mohamed in the U.S.
Al Qaeda knew 9/11 hijackers Hazmi and Mihdhar desperately needed help and cover from U.S. based collaborators (Imam's) through the Ministry of Islamic Affairs (“MOIA”) who could be trusted to provide assistance without raising suspicions and had the necessary resources to attend to the hijackers’ myriad needs. Al Qaeda would not have left those arrangements to chance. The Saudi government’s Wahhabi Imam's network was ideally suited to provide that assistance. First, it was ideologically aligned with Al Qaeda’s global jihad. Indeed, these officials and agents had extensive connections to Al Qaeda and terrorism, making this network of Imam's a known and trustworthy resource. FBI investigations indicate that some of the stipend recipients [on the payrol] of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs Department at the Saudi Embassy in Washington] have ties to terrorism”. “Several radical imams preaching in the United States … are paid a salary or stipend by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” and “more than a dozen of these individual Imam's (Muneer Arafat and Anwar al-Awalki) are or have been subjects of FBI counterterrorism investigations, with HAMAS and/or al-Qa’ida links.”

The collision of Saudi missionary work through the Ministry of Islamic Affairs (“MOIA”) and suspicions of terrorist financing in southern California illustrates the perils and provocations of a multi billion-dollar effort by Saudi Arabia to spread its religion around the world. Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed was a radical jihad preaching Somali 'holy man' paid $1,700 a month by the Saudi government to promote Wahhabi extremism at a Somali social center in San Diego CA. He set up a small charity to help 'supposed' famine victims in Somalia, and the charity received more than $365,000 from the suburban Chicago branch of Global Relief foundation, a terrorist-financing entity linked to Al Qaeda according to the indictment the government would ultimately file against Mohamed. He also received $5,000 from Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, a Saudi-supported charity linked to Al-Qaeda. Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed was arrested December 19, 2003 by ICE on Immigration Violations, he had been laundering money for Al-Qaeda. Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed turned out to be a core member of Al-Qaeda, an advance man for the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego CA.  In January 2004, U.S immigration officials (ICE) charged Omar Abdi Mohamed with fraud after he allegedly lied about receiving approximately $370,000 from one of those front groups, Global Relief foundation and Al Haramain Islamic Foundation. Nevertheless, Abdi Mohamed walked away from the charge, again. “The Department of Justice told the US. Immigration Court in San Diego, California that the U.S. decided not to prosecute Omar Abdi Mohamed for this crime ‘due to concerns of diplomatic reasons.’

According to court documents filed in the case against him, starting in December 1998 and continuing until May 2001 Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed wrote 65 checks—some as small as $370; others as large as $60,000—to the Dahabshiil Hawala. The total amount, some $370,000, is roughly the same as what the 9/11 Commission estimated as the cost of the 9/11 terrorist plot. The indictment against Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed (ICE case), trace a circuitous route that would take hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Chicago office of the Al Qaeda-linked charity Global Relief on to San Diego and Omar Abdi Mohamed’s Western Somali Relief Agency, then through the money transfer service Dahabshiil Hawala to Karachi, Pakistan, where a waiting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sent it to his nephew in Dubai, who put it into the pockets of the 19 hijackers who would travel to the United States. 

Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed was receiving and passing on hundreds of thousands of dollars from another charity, Global Relief Foundation, known to support Al Qaeda, but that the money itself was also used to fund the 9/11 attack. The Holy Land Foundation along with Global Relief Foundation were based in Richardson, Texas. US intelligence (ICE) had been investigating the US-based Global Relief Foundation (GRF) and Holy Land Foundation long before 9/11/2001 for links to support of al-Qaeda. While serving as a covert agent for the MOIA in the United States, Abdi Mohamed was a terrorist who used the resources and infrastructure MOIA provided to support Osama bin Laden. While working for Saudi Arabia under the supervision of Thumairy and other Saudi officials, Mohamed was the U.S. leader of AIAI, a terrorist organization designated by the U.S. and UN based on its close alliance with and ties to Al Qaeda.

Saudi government documents seized by the FBI in 2004 in a raid on the home of Omar Abdi Mohamed show that he was illegally working for Saudi Arabia in San Diego from 1995 to 2004 and was a "Wahhabi extremism propagator" for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Islamic Affairs in San Diego under the direct control of al-Sowailem and al-Thumairy. The Saudi government documents as well as documents filed by the U.S. Government in the criminal and immigration cases against Omar Abdi Mohamed show that, for the period from 1998 to 2001, Mohamed was found to have been involved in money laundering for charities closely associated with al Qaeda. U.S. Government documents state that Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed was "specifically tasked by the Saudi Arabian government in intelligence gathering mission in his employment as a propagator for that government." Imam Omar Abdi Mohamed was a subject of investigations by the FBI and the 9/11 Commission. Court documents in Mohamed's immigration case state that the government decided not to pursue further prosecutions of Omar Abdi Mohamed "for diplomatic reasons," presumably based on his work for Saudi Arabia. The majority of documents held by the FBI and the 9/11 Commission regarding Omar Abdi Mohamed remain classified. INDICTMENT by USA Counts filed against Omar Abdi Mohamed, title 18 Violations. CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:03-cr-03433-JAH-1. JUDGMENT and Commitment issued to U.S. Marshal for Omar Abdi Mohamed by Judge John A. Houston (bar).

Florida Bulldog Writes: FBI records about Operation Encore ordered declassified by President Biden have yielded significant new information about a trio of Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs officials operating inside the U.S. who agents concluded worked to promote Wahhabi extremism and support al Qaeda and advance the 9/11 plot. The third Ministry of Islamic Affairs official identified in the FBI reports is Omar Abdi Mohamed, a propagator also known as Omar al Khatib. The reports identify Abdi Mohamed as an al Qaeda member who worked in San Diego with a pair of Saudis – diplomat and religious leader Fahad al Thumairy and suspected Saudi intelligence agent Omar al Bayoumi – previously identified in an October 2012 FBI report first obtained by Florida Bulldog as being at the center of the Encore investigation. “The FBI production shows that Thumairy, together with other Saudi embassy and consulate officials, funded extremists and terror organizations prior to 9/11, and that the FBI had information that ‘Osama bin Laden money’ was ‘distributed’ by Thumairy,” the plaintiffs’ motion says. “The FBI described Abdi Mohamed as a radical extremist who ‘was also a member of Al Qaeda.’ FBI documents previously produced in this litigation show that Abdi Mohamed reported directly to Thumairy.” 

Another 2010 FBI report also discusses assessment of diplomats Adel al Sadhan and Mutaeb al Sudairy ties to al Qaeda. It notes that sometime in 2000 both men moved to separate locations in Kansas and Missouri. In Columbia, MO, Sudairy “lives with Ziyad Khaleel for about four months in 2000". In 1999 Imam Muneer Arafat was a roommate of Ziyad Khalil in Columbia MO. Imam Muneer Arafat moved to Sarasota in early 2000 to be the local Mosque's 'holy man'. Mohamed Atta and two other 9/11 hijackers followed Muneer Arafat to the Sarasota area in July 2000 to train to fly planes. Ziyad Khaleel was a known key communications equipment procurement officer for Osama bin Laden and provided satellite phones used in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.”

Nationwide support network for 9/11 hijackers in the USA was the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs overseen by Muslim Missionary Mutaeb Sudairy and local Imams like Fahad Al-Thumairy San Diego, Anwar Al-Awlaki San Diego - Falls Church, and Imam Muneer Arafat Sarasota Fl to promote Wahhabi extremism. Roving al-Qaeda Agent Ziyad Khaleel links to all these Imams, he was a roommate of Mutaeb Sudairy in 2000 and Muneer Arafat in 1999. Operation Encore 9/11 Doc Released By FBI: Ziyad Khaleel ID as Al-Qaeda Agent in Florida, links to Sarasota. In 1999 Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khallel aka Ziyad Sadaqa's roommate was Muneer Arafat. Ziyad Khaleel and Muneer Arafat were fundraisers for Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA) formerly headquartered in Columbia, MO and the Holy Land Foundation in Texas both designated terrorist supporters of Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA) is listed in the Operation Encore 9/11 Doc released yesterday by the FBI as funding Al-Qaeda with Ziyad Khallel handling wire transfers to Osama bin-Laden. IARA was a member of a larger organization headquartered in Sudan that was itself an al-Qaeda supporter. The IARA connection to al-Qaeda dated back to well before Sept. 11, 2001, it arose while Osama Bin Laden was a guest of the government of Sudan.
Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa in Columbia MO was one of IARA’s eight regional US directors along with Tariq Hamdi in Tampa Fl. Imam Muneer Arafat was the roommate of Ziyad Khaleel. The US government will wait until 2004 before shutting down IARA in the US and raiding the Missouri branch where Ziyad Khaleel worked. U.S. passport holders Tariq Hamdi and Ziyad Khaleel illustrate another example of Al-Qaeda’s use of American citizens. IARA Directors Tariq Hamdi and Khaleel delivered a satellite telephone and battery pack to Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan in May 1998. Using this phone, Bin Laden conferred with followers across the globe and, according to prosecutors, ordered the bombing of the two American embassies in East Africa.

During the investigation of Mohamed Johar, he identified two other individuals as having contact with 9/11 hijackers al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar in San Diego: Mohdar Abdullah and an acquaintance of Mr. Johar's named Akram Alzamari. Mohdar Abdullah worked at Osama Sam Mustafa's Texaco Star Mart gas station with 9/11 hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi. Other Gas Station Employees May Know of 9/11 Plot - Mohdar Abdullah may have learned of the 9/11 plot as early as the spring of 2000. Additionally, according to one witness, Abdullah, Osama Awadallah, Omar Bakarbashat, and other Sam's Star Mart Texaco gas station employees will appear to show foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks one day before they take place.

9/11 Terrorist Facilitator Musaed Al-Jarrah was paymaster for San Diego Connection. San Diego Saudis Imam Fahad Al-Thumairy and Omar Al-Bayoumi were involved in the September 11 attacks and were supervised by Saudi Minster of Islamic Affairs Musaed al-Jarrah from 1999 to 2000 in the United States to promote Wahhabi extremism. Musaed Al-Jarrah was a Saudi Foreign Ministry official assigned to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1999 and 2000. Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Musaed Al-Jarrah oversaw all the Imam’s (Holy men) in the United States, including Imam Fahad Al-Thumairy and Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki in San Diego who mentored 9/11 terrorists Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar in early 2000 and Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat. “It demonstrates there was a hierarchy of command that’s coming from the Saudi Embassy to the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs [in Los Angeles] to the hijackers.” Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Musaed Al-Jarrah also oversaw Imam Muneer Arafat in Sarasota Fl where 9/11 terrorist pilots Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Marwan Al-Shehhi show up in July 2000. Small world, eh?

ISLAMIC CHARITIES FUNDING AL-QAEDA & OPERATIVES IN USA: “Procurement Agent” for bin Laden, Ziyad Khaleel (a.k.a. Ziyad Sadaqa). In November 1996, the FBI monitors the progress of bin Laden buying a new satellite phone and tracks the purchase to Ziyad Khaleel, a US citizen and radical militant living in Missouri with Imam Muneer Arafat (later in Sarasota Fl). Newsweek will later say that this puts the Sudan-based charity Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA) “on the FBI’s radar screen” because Ziyad Khaleel is one of IARA’s eight regional US directors. Furthermore, Ziyad Khaleel (his roommate is Imam Muneer Arafat) is working for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a Hamas-linked organization cofounded by Mousa Abu Marzook in Chicago IL. US intelligence will later reveal that in the late 1990s, IARA is regularly funding al-Qaeda. For instance, it has evidence of IARA giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to bin Laden in 1999. December 1999 Police in Jordan detain Ziyad Khaleel, who the FBI calls a Florida-based “procurement agent” for Osama bin Laden. The FBI says Khaleel’s role is to “procure computers, satellite telephones, and covert surveillance equipment” for al-Qaeda leaders, his roommate was Imam Muneer Arafat in Columbia MO who moved to Sarasota Fl in early 2000. Ziyad Khaleel and Muneer Arafat were fundraisers for Islamic African Relief Agency and the Holy Land Foundation both designated terrorist supporters of Hamas and Al-Qaeda.

Imam Muneer Arafat was arrested on November 22nd 2002 in Sarasota Fl for Visa Violations and taken by ICE and FBI agents to St Louis for a Federal Grand Jury investigation into terrorism ties. Muneer Arafat was still working for the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota FL in November 2002 to promote Wahhabi extremism. Imam Muneer Arafat was a well know Jihad preacher in the East St Louis area prior to coming to Sarasota in spring of 2000, after he purchased a blue Isuzu Trooper SUV in January 2000. Muneer Arafat gave testimony before a Federal Grand Jury in St Louis in December 2002 that was looking into ties to terrorism and his former roommate Ziyad Sadaqa, an al-Qaeda procurement agent. It appears that Muneer Arafat came into the US on a student visa around 1986 to go to Parks College, a Flight School in St Louis. Muneer Arafat claims he is a graduate of Parks College with a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering. 'There Ain't No Coincidences in Terrorism'.

In early 1999 Muneer Arafat and Ziyad Khaleel lived in Manchester, Missouri, and both were linked to Columbia College in St. Louis. Upon moving to Columbia, Missouri, he was known as Ziyad Khaleel, but began using the surname Sadaqa as early as 1996. That year he was a fundraiser and one of eight regional directors of the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), which the government later determined was a front for al-Qaeda and Hamas.


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