See Prior Post on ITS and it's leader Nussrah; Tuesday, August 12, 2008, NUSSRAH THE LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC THINKERS SOCIETY IN NEW YORK CITY KEEPS UP WITH HIS THREATS. NYPD EYEBALLING THEM.Fahad Hashmi could face as much as 70 years in prison. In June 2006, Hashmi was arrested by British security personnel at Heathrow Airport, where he was waiting for a flight to Pakistan where he was to visit relatives. Eleven months later, Hashmi was extradited to the US, where he was placed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan under isolation.
Hashmi grew up in a Pakistani-American family living in Queens, New York City. He majored in political science at Brooklyn College, graduating in 2003. He then studied international relations at London Metropolitan University, earning a Masters Degree in 2005. The evidence against Hashmi is based on the plea bargain of Mohammed Junaid Babar, another US citizen from Queens NY arrested on five counts of aiding Al Qaida and a member of al-Muhajiroun.
In exchange for testimony against Hashmi and other cases pending in Canada and the UK, Babar stands to receive a substantially reduced sentence, Babar has put at least a dozen al-Qaeda operatives in prison, mostly in the UK, and stopped numerous bomb plots aimed at bars, resturants and subway systems. Mohammed Junaid Babar and Syed Fahad Hashmi were members of the terrorist organization Al-Muhajiroun in Queens NY, Hashmi was a senior figure in Al Muhajiroun's US network. Investigations by private detective Bill Warner have been crucial in piecing together the links between the British membership of Al Muhajiroun with their counterparts in New York, and their combined links with terrorism. The Operation Crevice terrorism trial in the UK, which concluded in London on April 07 had heard testimony from former Al Muhajiroun member turned supergrass Mohamed Junaid Babar.
In 2005, Bill Warner took BBC journalist Richard Watson to the Masjid al-Fatima on 37th Avenue, Woodside, Queens NY, which had been taken over by radicals from Hizb ut-Tahrir in the mid 1990s. BBC's Richard Watson video-taped Bill Warner's interview with Mosque Founder Aqeel Khan, who spoke of the problems of radicals at the mosque.
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Mr Warner's sleuthing managed to show that Junaid Babar, who was an Al Muhajiroun member from Queens, had attended the Woodside mosque, and here in 1999 had first met Sajil Shahid. Shahid had founded the Al Muhajiroun office in Lahore in Pakistan, which became a center for ferrying British jihadists (including the five men convicted of the Operation Crevice plot, and also Mohammed Sidique Khan, leader of London's 7/7 bombers) from Lahore to the regions bordering with Afghanistan, where they met Taliban and Al Qaeda controllers.
Mr Bill Warner's investigations also showed that a meeting took place at the Masjid al-Fatima mosque in Queens NY from June 2 to 4, 2000, with lectures given by Sajil Shahid. This three day convention was also attended by an individual called "Brother Fahad", who is Syed "Fahad" Hashmi.
29-year old Hashmi a member of al-Muhajiroun and connected to al-Qaeda was indicted on three charges, with the main count involving conspiracy to contribute funds, goods or services to the terrorist group. If he is found guilty at his future trial, he could serve 70 years in jail.
The revelations of the Operation Crevice trial, where five Al Muhajiroun members were given life sentences for conspiring to blow up venues in London, and were known to have met Al Qaeda leaders in Malakand, Pakistan, now makes a notion of direct links between al-Muhajiroun and al-Qaeda all too credible.
The Operation Crevice leaders were also known associates of Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, who were instructed by Al Qaeda to lead a four-man suicide bombing on London's transport system. That attack on July 7, 2005 killed 52 innocent travelers.
Mohammed Junaid Babar, an al-Muhajiroun member from Queens NY and an admitted member of al-Qaeda has given evidence agaisnt the following al-Qaeda operatives (see below), he also in 2007 told a British court during 17 days of testimony that he ran training camps in Pakistan for Islamic militants and nurtured a generation of homegrown British terrorists.
Babar is still working with the British, the U.S. Government and the Canadian Governenmt under a deal that he will not be charged as long as he cooperates, he has been resposbile for putting the brakes on numerous bomb plots.
A). UK fertiliser bomb plot, Five men have been found guilty, based on testimony of Mohammed Babar, of plotting to kill hundreds in an al-Qaeda-linked bomb plot. The international conspiracy included links to the 7 July 2005 London bombings
B). UK 'poison plot' , Babar said he was influenced by the radical cleric Abu Hamza. One of the men accused of plotting bomb attacks in the UK discussed poisoning football fans by contaminating beer cans and burgers, Mohammed Babar, told an Old Bailey trial that suspect Waheed Mahmood, 34, of Crawley, West Sussex, talked of getting a job in a stadium as a vendor.
C). Canada terrorism suspect faces first legal setback A Canadian man accused of helping plan bomb attacks in Britain has suffered his first setback in court, after the judge in Ottawa Canada allowed the prosecution's star witness to take the stand, Judge Douglas Rutherford said - on day two of this high-profile trial of computer expert Momin Khawaja - it was too early for him to throw out the testimony of Mohammed Junaid Babar - a convicted Al Qaeda supporter turned informer.
D). A man accused of helping the 7 July suicide bombers, fired a rocket grenade and used an AK-47 at a secret jihadi training camp, a court has heard. Mohammed Shakil from Leeds joined future London bomber Mohammed Siddique Khan at the Pakistan camp in July 2003. Mr Shakil, Waheed Ali and Sadeer Saleem deny conspiring to cause an explosion. Giving evidence for a second day, Mohammed Junaid Babar, told the jury he had seen both Mr Shakil and Siddique Khan attend the camp high in the mountains in the Malakand district of Pakistan.
Mohammed "Forst Gump" Babar has given, is giving or will be testifying against al-Qaeda operatives in London U.K., Manchester U.K., Ottawa Canada and New York City NY.