QUEENS NY TERRORIST MOHAMMED JUNAID BABAR HAS BEEN "PUTTIN" IN THE O.T. "PUTTIN" HIS AL-QAEDA PALS IN THE SLAMMER.
Born near Peshawar, Pakistan in 1975, he moved to the US at the age of two and lived in New York City. Mohammed junaid Babar left school at 19 and studied pharmacy at St John's University in Queens, dropped out after a year and worked as a valet and a security guard, see background video on Babar and his terror group Al-Muhajiroun here
Mohammed Junaid Babar went to Pakistan, via London, nine days after 9/11, in November 2001 he told a British TV reporter (see Babar's 2001 photo above) he would kill US troops who came to Afghanistan. Between April and October 2002 he was employed as a regional manager by Pakistan's Software Export Board, Mohammed Junaid Babar returned to NYC in 2004 where he was arrested in Queens NY by the FBI as he headed to Taxi Cab school.
Since his arrest, the FBI and the US Justice Department have been able to flip Mohammed Junaid Babar and Babar has testified against an assortment of his al-Qaeda linked terrorist pals in UK courtrooms sending a whole bunch of them to prison. Five men have been convicted of conspiring to cause explosions after a trial at the Old Bailey. A key prosecution witness was Mohammed Babar, a former terrorist (from queens NY) who became a supergrass.
To his co-conspirators he was a traitor to the cause. But to US and British police and intelligence services, the witness Mohammed Junaid Babar was something even more important - he represented the future of the war on terror. If al-Qaeda operatives can be made to plead guilty in return for a lighter sentence and testify against their former "brothers" in court, then not only are the chances of convicting suspects dramatically raised, but the morale of the organisation suffers a big hit. Babar's appearance in the Old Bailey was the biggest test of an al-Qaeda informant so far in Britain - and it proved absolutely crucial to the prosecution's ability to bring down a network of conspirators.
Mohammed Junaid Babar's evidence made headlines. One by one he named his fellow conspirators and described the plots they discussed - blowing up New York's Times Square, spiking the drinks at football matches with poison and a suicide bomb on the London underground.
Powerful motivation, In legal jargon they are known as "CWs", co-operating witnesses. In Babar's case his reasons for co-operating were obvious. If he did not help the FBI he risked facing a lengthy prison sentence for terrorism.
Babar also feared being returned to Pakistan where he said he could face the death penalty for helping to organise two assassination attempts against President Pervez Musharraf. Instead, he told the court, he now hoped to walk free in the US in as little as three years' time.
Mohammed Junaid Babar is currently testifying in a UK courtroom against 3 more terrorist pals.