Private Investigator Bill Warner On The Al-Muhajiroun Group In London and Queens NY And Lnks to Terrorists Like Flight 253 Bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab.
Terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab spent at least 3 years in London and lived in a posh West London neighborhood, he attended the University College London and studied mechanical engineering there between September 2005 and June 2008.
The problem of radical Islam on British university campuses is entrenched, and any attempts to address the problem are met with whines of "Islamophobia" from Muslims and leftists. In October 2006, a lecture was held at Staffordshire University, entitled "The true word of God - the Koran or the Bible." The lecture was given by a former member of Al-Muhajiroun (terror group).
The London School of Economics was a locus for Islamist terror recruitment yet London universities are now rife with individuals who do not seek to share common values of liberty and democracy. In July 2005, it was reported by the National Union of Students that Al-Muhajiroun and Hizb ut-Tahrir members were still trying to recruit members from Scottish universities, using "front" names to avoid detection.
On August 10, 2006, it was revealed that a massive plot, involving about twenty British Muslims, had been halted. This plot had involved a plan to smuggle liquid explosives onto several US-bound airlines. These were to be reassembled into bombs on board flights, in the manner first outlined by Ramzi Yousef in 1995, in his notorious "Operation Bojinka". One of the suspects in this plot was 22-year old Waheed Zaman from Walthamstow, north-east London, who was head of the Islamic Society at London Metropolitan University, more from this source.
'Al-Muhajiroun are still a threat because Bakri's followers continue to operate under different names giving leaflets out at mosques and universities,' said Dr Irfan al-Alawi, director of the Centre for Islamic Pluralism. 'Bakri continues to preach his sermons via an internet chatroom from his exile, which means his evil ideology is still being practised by his followers.'
Exclusive: Al Muhajiroun – Vigilantes of Islam, Adrian Morgan
Al-Muhajroun has an Internet presence, it is called "Islam 4 UK." At the end of May this year (2009), this group made an announcement on its website: "...For almost a decade it struggled in its quest to re-establish the mighty Islamic State and moreover see the black flag of Islam fly high over 10 Downing Street; it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life, and was extremely successful in doing so..... However, we would like to declare that after almost 15 years since the establishment of Al-Muhajiroun, and 5 years since its disbandment, Al-Muhajiroun is to be re-launched in the United Kingdom and to resume its activities as normal..." (terrorism).
WASHINGTON; An official briefed on the attack on a Detroit airliner by Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab said Saturday the U.S. has known for at least two years that the suspect in the attack could have terrorist ties (Al-Muhajiroun).
The official told The Associated Press that the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, has been on a list that includes people with known or suspected contact or ties to a terrorist or terrorist organization (Al-Muhajiroun).
The Nigerian man arrested Friday for trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdul Mattallab, is being investigated by London authorities. Officers from the Metropolitan Police — the force is involved in most of the major terrorism investigations in Britain — went in and out of an imposing white stone apartment block in a well-to-do area of central London. A police spokeswoman said the force was carrying out searches in connection with the incident in Detroit, but would not say if the searches at the building were connected.
The seven-story building in a posh West London neighborhood where Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab lived is a stone's throw from London's busy Oxford Street shopping area. It was adorned with ornate carvings on its facade and antique lamps flank an imposing front door.
A spokesman at London's Central Mosque, one of London's largest, said Mutallab was not known in the mosque. Britain has been at the center of several international terror plots since 2005 and has been a recruiting hotbed for militants (Al-Muhajiroun).
Al-Muhajiroun became the incubator of a global terror network that played a decisive role in radicalising the five 'fertiliser bomb' plotters jailed for life for planning a multiple bombing campaign at targets that included the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London and Britain's domestic gas network.
The deadliest attack occurred in 2005 when four suicide bombers killed themselves and 52 rush hour commuters. Three of the bombers — Europe's first suicide attack — had Pakistani origins while another was a Muslim convert with ties to Jamaica.
Mohammed Siddique Khan, an al-Muhajiroun convert and the ringleader of the 7/7 plot that killed 52 people in London, learnt his murderous skills at the Malakand training camp hidden in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.
Other Britons at the cap in the summer of 2003 included Omar Khyam, ringleader of the fertiliser bombers. He attended the camp with Saladhuddin Amin, later to play a key role in the plot. Along with scores of other militants the pair practised making explosives, detonating devices in the camp.
Until now the details of how Queens NY jihadi Mohammed Junaid Babar met the fertiliser bomb plotters have been hazy. But documents filed by the US authorities who extradited him from the UK, say it was Syed Hashmi. Hashmi, described as one of al-Muhajiroun's top recruiters, who brought the American, Babar, into the organisation where he later met the British fertiliser bomb plotters.
Syed Hashmi, who moved to Britain (London) from Queens in 2003, allegedly allowed his London flat to be used to store supplies and money that Babar was shipping out to Abdul al-Hadi al-Iraqi, then head of al-Qaeda's operations in Afghanistan. The supplies included ponchos, torches and boots, useful for recruits fighting US troops in remote parts of Afghanistan.
Hashmi was arrested as he tried to board a plane from Heathrow to Pakistan carrying thousands of pounds in cash. If convicted in the US he faces up to 54 years in prison. His lawyers say he will deny all the charges and that much of the evidence against him is conflicting.
But the thwarted plot in London that has been hardest felt around the world has been the trans-Atlantic airliner attack. Several men were recently convinced in London in the 2006 plot that was intended to rival the Sept. 11 attacks (all linked to Al-Muhajiroun).
The men tried to smuggle explosives through security in soft drink bottles. Massive disruptions were caused around the world and a ban on taking liquids through airport security still exists.
Rohan Gunaratna, an al-Qaida expert, said Friday's thwarted attack appeared to be a copycat of the trans-Atlantic technique. "What is surprising is that this man is Nigerian," he said, noting that recruiting in that country has not been the norm, and is more common in major European capitals like London. "Yemen and Somalia have been the two most important terrorism theaters developing, although it seems clear that Mutallab was recruited in London — probably not at a mainstream mosque but on the sly with militant groups (Al-Muhajiroun)."
See prior post on Al-Muhajiroun...Wednesday, June 11, 2008, WHAT IS AL-MUHAJIROUN ? WHO IS AL-MUHAJIROUN? WHERE ARE THE AL-MUHAJIROUN SLEEPER CELLS IN NY? Cyber Vigilantes Stalk Terrorists on the Internet,