Saturday, September 26, 2009

Private Investigator Bill Warner Quoted in Canadian Press Article on U.S. Terrorist Najibullah Zazi Trips to Mississauga Ont. Terror Central in Canada.

Ottawa keeps mum on U.S. terror suspect's reported Canadian connection.  By Sunny Freeman, THE CANADIAN PRESS,, Updated: September 26, 2009 4:53 PM

TORONTO – Officials on both sides of the border erected a wall of silence Saturday over word that an Afghan immigrant arrested on terrorism-related charges in the United States made at least two trips to Canada.

The reference to Najibullah Zazi’s trips to Canada was almost made in passing Friday by U.S. prosecutor Tim Neff during a Denver court hearing. Zazi is accused of plotting to use weapons of mass destruction to attack commuter trains in New York City to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

They say Zazi was stopped by police Sept. 10 as he entered New York, and he dropped his plans for an attack once he realized that law enforcement was on to him.

Neff did not give any other details on the Canadian trips and a spokesman said in an email later Friday that he had no comment on them. An FBI spokeswoman said Saturday the agency could not confirm “anything regarding this case at this time.” Reports say Saturday that agents with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service were knocking on the doors of relatives of Zazi in Mississauga, Ont, west of Toronto, Friday night.

But Canadian officials refused to acknowledge that the spy agency was investigating. CSIS spokeswoman Manon Berube said the service does not discuss its operations as a matter of course. “No comment on specific operations, but we would certainly be co-operating with our American counterparts,” she said.

She referred inquiries to Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan’s office, which in turn referred calls back to CSIS for operational security matters. Van Loan’s spokesman Christopher McCluskey refused to speak about the case.

“Beyond that, I cannot comment on any individual case before the courts, or any individual file that engages in national security.”

“If he was in that city, that’s one of the key spots in Canada for these terror connections and they link back into Atlanta, Chicago, Toledo,” Warner said. The FBI wouldn’t confirm Warner’s credentials, saying it could not reveal who the agency works with as a matter of policy.

Over the summer, he and three associates went from one beauty-supply store to another in a Denver suburb buying chemicals to make explosives like those that killed dozens of people in transit bombings in London and Madrid, investigators said. (With files from The Associated Press). more from this source……………


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 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 and Ehsaanul Sadequee 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 t the fact the Ahmed Mohamed in Tampa Fl 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.

Khawaja guilty on terror charges in Ottawa Canada, Khawaja links to Mohammed Junaid Babar and the “Network” of al-Muhajiroun in Queens NY and London UK. Khawaja guilty on terror charges, COLIN FREEZE ,Globe and Mail Update , October 29, 2008 at 2:12 PM EDT

Mr. Khawaja and co-conspirators, the day after Khawaja’s arrest in Ottawa, Khyam and five others, Anthony Garcia, Shujah Mahmood, Waheed Mahmood, Jawad Akbar, and Salahuddin Amin were arrested in London they had had interactions with “core” al-Qaeda figures. The testimony of three witnesses, Mohammed Junaid Babar, Ms A. and Ms Zeba Khan, sheds this light on the term ‘Jihad’ in the Muslim world.

The evidence makes it clear that in the case of Momin Khawaja and those he associated with in the London area Khyam group, and those he connected with in relation to the northern Pakistan training camp, ‘Jihad’ meant a violent struggle with the objective of establishing Islamic dominance, wherever possible.

Khawaja’s ideology emerges in detail in a number of his email communications, a number of which are seen below.

Najibullah Zazi is from the same section of Flushing Queens as Mohammed Junaid Babar and other arrested and convicted terrorist members of Al-Muhajiroun.

Mohammed Junaid Babar, it should be noted, was brought to Ottawa to testify, in custody, by U.S. federal authorities. He was arrested in the U.S.A. following the arrests in Operation Crevice in the U.K., and entered ‘guilty’ pleas in District Court in New York to 5 counts of providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, namely, al Qa’eda. Facing a maximum possible prison term of 70 years, and even the possibility of being extradited to face trial in Pakistan in relation to a conspiracy to assassinate its President, Babar agreed to truthfully and completely disclose all his information concerning the inquiries made by the Department of Justice, and to truthfully testify before any grand jury and court that the Department requested.

Babar was still facing sentencing under this arrangement when he testified before this Court. He (Babar) said his most optimistic hope was that he might be freed from custody sometime next year, but knew there were no guarantees. Not withstanding these circumstances under which he presented his evidence, he was not seriously challenged by the defense on any material fact, nor was it argued that his evidence is unreliable.

Following a landmark legal marathon, Mr. Justice Douglas Rutherford convicted Mr. Khawaja, laying out the reasoning in a 58-page verdict. The Canadian-born al-Qaeda sympathizer was found guilty of the seven terrorist offences he was charged with, though not always to the full extent of what the Crown had alleged.

Mr. Khawaja, a 29-year-old Ottawa resident, was arrested in 2004 while working at his day job of fixing computers for Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department. He is only the second man to be convicted under the Anti Terrorism Act, which was passed specifically to cast a wide prosecutorial net after 9/11….. Read: The judgment (pdf)

“One wonders why terrorists like the British cell members of al-Muhajiroun, would share details of such a fertilizer bomb plot with a foreigner like Khawaja, unless it was necessary to do so, and it wasn’t,” writes Judge Rutherford in his ruling. “He seemed willing to help any way he could. Ask him to send money? He did. Ask him to take supplies to … Pakistan? He did. Ask him to build a remote detonator device? He did, or was well into a work in progress.

See my prior post, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, WHAT IS AL-MUHAJIROUN ? WHO IS AL-MUHAJIROUN? WHERE ARE THE AL-MUHAJIROUN SLEEPER CELLS IN NY? As Judge Rutherford pointed out, Mr. Khawaja largely established his mindset with his own words, as written in his intercepted emails (which appear below as they were written); “I always wanted to be a soldier, cuz when I was like five yrs old me mum and I would read story about Ali radiAlla Anhu and how he chopped off the head of Marhab the kafir [infidel] and about jihad and stuff,” reads one of Mr. Khawaja’s emails cited by Judge Rutherford.

Another read: “When the kuffar amreekans invaded Afghanistan that was .. the most painful time in my whole life … it would tear my hear knowing these filthy kaafir dog Americans were bombing our muslim bros and sisters … Shaykh Usama bin laden is like the most beloved person to me in the whole world, after Allah.”