TOLEDO TO CHICAGO TO ATLANTA TO TORONTO TO TAMPA..."THE THIRD LEVEL", training to do violent jihad activities (click images for details).
The members of the Toledo Terror cell were Khaleel Ahmed (his photo with handcuffs and woman on R.) his cousin Zubair Ahmed (no photo) both of Chicago and the 3 men from Toledo, Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27 (their combined photo above), who now face maximum sentences of life in prison. Also linked to the cell are the two men from Atlanta, Syed Harris Ahmed (photo above smiling)) and Ehsaanul Sadequee (photo fat face with hat) who had planned to truck bomb the CDC in Atlanta and who directly link to the Toronto cell were 14 men are currently on trial for a terror bomb plot.
Due to the fact the Ahmed Mohamed in Tampa Fl (his photo yellow prison top)pled guility on the same day that the 3 Toledo terrorists were convicted, Friday 6/13/2008, he is a very strong contender to be part of this crew. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said he couldn't comment on the Ahmed Mohamed plea agreement in Tampa. But he noted it was signed the same day federal prosecutors won terrorism convictions against three Ohio men. A federal jury in Ohio convicted Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 28, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim I. Mazloum, 27, of conspiring to commit terrorist acts against Americans overseas and other terrorism-related violations. The three were convicted of conspiring to kill or maim U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Amawi and El-Hindi were also convicted of distributing information regarding the manufacture or use of explosives, according to Boyd.
Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum (Mazloum was a Toledo used car dealer) link to Zubair A. Ahmed (Chicago) who links to Syed Haris Ahmed (Atlanta) who admitted to taking "casing videos" of Washington landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, that ended up on the computer of a London terrorist, this whole gang links to one another in 4 major US cities, who link to Toronto where Syed Haris Ahmed traveled to hook up with the Toronto Terror Cell, all just one big happy family !
February 26, 2005: In Atlanta, Georgia, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 18, resident of Roswell, Georgia, buys two Greyhound bus tickets for himself and Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, of Dawsonville, Georgia. March 6, 2005: Together, Ahmed and Sadequee take a bus to Toronto, Ontario. They spent six days in the Toronto area with at least three people under surveillance by anti-terrorism authorities, including Fahim Ahmad and Jahmaal James. According to published reports, the Atlanta men, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee and Syed Haris Ahmed, had met with Fahim Ahmad, who later emerged as the alleged leader of the Toronto 18. They also met Jahmaal James, a convert who reportedly traveled to Pakistan for marriage, but is accused of having gone there to attend a terrorist training camp.
The three Toledo men accused of terrorism activities were not manipulated by a government informant and instead were planning acts for a holy war, a federal prosecutor told jurors yesterday in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Gregg Sofer, a U.S. Justice Department attorney, said in his closing argument that the defendants - Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum - were enthusiastic participants in forming a terror cell to wage war against American soldiers in Iraq. The trial for Mr. Amawi, 28; Mr. El-Hindi, 45, and Mr. Mazloum, 26, on terrorism-related charges ended Friday 6/13/2008 with convictions for all 3 men.
Up next to stand trial are the final 2 members of this Toledo terror crew the radical cousins Zubair A. Ahmed, age 27, who had resided at 3504 Green Bay Road, Apartment 309C, North Chicago, Illinois, and his cousin, Khaleel Ahmed, age 26, who had resided at 4501 N. Keystone Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Both are U.S. citizens. On or about February 21, 2006, ZUBAIR and KHALEEL communicated by telephone. ZUBAIR advised KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that he had heard a radio report of the arrest of Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A (in Toronto), and others (the 3 on trial Toledo). ZUBAIR told KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A (in Toronto) could have gotten them in big trouble.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service first caught wind of a possible cell after a tip from British authorities, who had been monitoring the Internet movements of Younis Tsouli - a.k.a. "Irhabi 007" - a London man accused of operating a series of al-Qaeda-linked websites. Officials believe Tsouli was using one of his chat rooms to communicate with radical recruits in Toronto and Atlanta. The London court was told that he and his codefendants Waseem Mughal, 24, and Tariq al-Daour, 21, had close links to al-Qaeda in Iraq and posted videos, see one here, of its attacks on coalition forces and the beheading of Western hostages. “A lot of the funding that the brothers are getting is coming because of the videos. Imagine how many have gone after seeing the videos. Imagine how many have become shahid [martyrs].”
Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee in Atlanta GA are members of al-Muhajiroun and had been linked to the two radical cousins in Chicago Zubair A. Ahmed, age 27, who had resided at 3504 Green Bay Road, Apartment 309C, North Chicago, Illinois, and his cousin, Khaleel Ahmed, age 26, resides at 4501 N. Keystone Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Police believe the suspects in the alleged bomb plot in Toronto (and Atlanta) may have been part of a growing trend of cyber-jihadism. Canadian authorities estimate there are as many as 4,500 jihadist websites, and they've become the main networking tool for radicals. It is uncensored terrain and authorities say it is growing fast. There are calls to arms, even step-by-step instructions, from how to make an explosive, see video here, to where a suicide bomber should stand in a crowded bus for maximum impact.
June 2, 2006: Four hundred anti-terrorism authorities led by the RCMP raid neighbourhoods and a warehouse in and around Toronto, arrest ten adults and five underage youths. The adults, are Fahim Ahmad, Zacharia Amara, Asad Ansari, Shareef Abdelhaleem, Steven Chand, Amin Mohamed Durrani, Ahmad Ghany, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, Jahmaal James, Saad Khalid. Mohammed Dirie and Yasim Abdi Mohamed, also charged, are already in jail serving time for smuggling weapons into Canada from the U.S. in August 2005. (see a CBC.ca photogallery of the raid)