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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Najibullah Zazi And His Queens Crew Linked To Al-Qaeda NYC Subway Bomb Plot They Had Planned a Wedding, "Bastards."




Najibullah Zazi And His Queens Crew Linked To Al-Qaeda NYC Subway Bomb Plot They Had Planned a Wedding, "Bastards."



Afghan-born American resident Najibullah Zazi, 24, has admitted ties to al Qaeda, according to officials investigating a home-grown terror plot against the New York subway system. The suspect has admitted contacts with extremists in Pakistan and may strike a plea deal over allegations that he attended a military training camp, according to US media reports of law enforcement officials.


Searches of homes in Queens turned up maps, backpacks and other indications that there may have been a plot to carry bombs onto trains in the New York area. With President Barack Obama and other world leaders arriving in the city in the coming days for the United Nations General Assembly, security concerns are particularly high. Despite the raids, there have been no formal arrests as a result of the investigation and Zazi is helping police voluntarily.


WCBS-TV reported that law enforcement officials claim to have recorded a number of conversations between Zazi and a known al-Qaida operative in Pakistan. The operative told Zazi what to say if stopped by police, and there is also a reference to a “wedding,” which American agents believe is a code word for an attack. The station also reported allegations that the formula for the explosive TATP was found in Zazi’s computer when they seized his car, more from this source.......


Senior intelligence official in Washington told The Associated Press that Zazi has indicated that he is directly linked with Al Qaeda. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss intelligence matters, said Zazi played a crucial role in an intended terrorist attack but that it was not immediately clear what the targets were.


A joint FBI-New York Police Department task force feared Zazi may be involved in a potential plot involving hydrogen peroxide-based explosives like those cited in an intelligence warning issued Monday, said two other law enforcement officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the investigation.


Folsom said Zazi was born in Afghanistan in 1985, moved to Pakistan at age 7 and emigrated to the United States in 1999. Zazi's aunt had said earlier that he was born in Pakistan and grew up in Queens, New York City, more from this source......


Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9, sources told the Daily News.


The size of the vehicle involved - a 26-foot-long truck - suggested the conspirators wanted to pack it with explosives, sources said.


A police source acknowledged there was "quite a bit that we weren't completely sure of" about the plot or the role of Najibullah Zazi, the bearded public face of the terrorism investigation. "We knew this guy [Zazi] wasn't innocent," the source said. Zazi, after three days of FBI questioning, was considering a plea deal to turn informant, sources told The News.


He also admitted to feds that he may have come across Al Qaeda militants while in Pakistan, sources said. Attorney General Eric Holder said the probe had spread beyond Denver, home to the alleged terror cell, and New York City, more from this source....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Najibullah Zazi and his Queens Al-Qaeda Cell Plotted 9 Backpack Bombs Intended For The NY Subway System And Elsewhere To Kill “As Many People As Possible”.


Najibullah Zazi and his Queens Al-Qaeda Cell Plotted 9 Backpack Bombs Intended For The NY Subway System And Elsewhere To Kill “As Many People As Possible”.



The terror plot unearthed after raids on three Queens homes involved operatives detonating nine explosives-laden backpacks to kill “as many people as possible.” “They were going to blow up several places simultaneously and take out as many people as possible — a large number of people,” a federal law-enforcement official said.




Empty backpacks were among the evidence seized from one of the Flushing apartments raided by a NYPD-FBI team Monday. Authorities also removed computers, cell phones and other material. No explosives were found.


The predawn raids were sparked by the reappearance in New York City of an al-Qaeda associate who’d gotten top-level training in bomb-making at a Pakistani terrorist camp, sources said. Najibullah Zazi was schooled in demolitions and military tactics along with several other men; all eventually settled in Queens, according to the sources.


But when Zazi got wind that he was being watched, he hightailed it back to Aurora, Colo., where he now lives, although he was shadowed on the plane by FBI agents. Now, feds are virtually monitoring Zazi’s every move, phone call and computer stroke, the sources said, more from this source………


Zazi, an Afghan national, said he’s a hardworking airport shuttle driver who is married and lives with his elderly parents in the suburb. “I didn’t know anything about who was following me,” Zazi told the Daily News of reports he is under surveillance by the FBI. He confirmed he drove to New York last week to visit friends, but he denied being part of any Al-Qaeda bomb plot or terror cell.




“No. Of course, I’m not a terrorist,” the bearded and barefoot Zazi told The News in the doorway of his Aurora apartment, refusing to reveal more details of his trip to New York. Zazi was stopped at the George Washington Bridge on his way into the city, sources told The News. Authorities later seized his rental car from a Queens street, sources said. In the car, sources said the feds found documents and papers about bomb-making and bombs. The massive federal response was “an indication of just how serious a threat they see this as,” said Frances Townsend, a former counterterrorism adviser to ex-President George W. Bush, more from this source .


Monday’s FBI and Homeland Security intelligence warning, issued to police departments nationwide, listed clues that could tip off police to peroxide-based bombs, such as people with burn marks on their hands, faces or arms; foul odors coming from a room or building; and large industrial fans or multiple window fans.


The warning, obtained by the AP, also said that the homemade explosive materials can be hidden in backpacks, suitcases or plastic containers. Zazi’s attorney, Arthur Folsom, said Zazi contacted him immediately after hearing from his friends in New York that their homes had been raided. “Given some of the course that has happened in this country in recent years, he was more worried that he would be swooped into the back of a van and that he wouldn’t be able to speak to a lawyer or family,” Folsom said. “I told him our government doesn’t have that policy any more,” more from this source……..


From private investigator’s Bill Warner post, Thursday, July 23, 2009, Long Island NY Traitor and Muslim Convert Bryant Neal Vinas aka “Bashir al-Amreki” Gave Al Qaeda Info On NY City Subways, LIRR.


A Long Island man confessed to feeding Al Qaeda information about New York’s subways and LIRR trains, triggering last year’s Thanksgiving Eve Subway terror alert, the feds say.Bryant Neal Vinas, 26, the son of South American immigrants and a convert to Islam, was captured in November in Pakistan after he joined in a rocket attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday.


He confessed his treason almost immediately and began cooperating, offering information of potentially great value because he had met with high-level operational leaders, sources said. The court papers unsealed Wednesday said Vinas provided “expert advice and assistance” derived from his “specialized knowledge” of New York’s subways and the Long Island Rail Road.


Vinas’ hometown of Patchogue is the same middle-class community that produced Lt. Michael Murphy the Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield in Afghanistan. Vinas began attending a mosque in Selden, L.I., and dressing in Islamic garb, but never explained his conversion to his Peruvian-born father. Vinas began spending time away from home, he told his father he attended a mosque and community center about eight miles away in Selden, the Islamic Association of Long Island , 10 Park Hill Dr, Selden, NY‎, a former FBI counter-terrorism official said suspected extremists had been identified at the mosque.


The NY subway system has been and will be a target of Al-Qaeda. The following events give credence to the need for a vibrant intelligence program that uniquely addresses the counter terrorism security equities of New York City. Each of them inextricably link New York City and terrorism in the post- September 11 period, mostly to members of Al-Muhajiroun.


UPDATE 8/15/07 NYPD TERROR REPORT, TERRORIST PLOT TO BOMB NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM—The New York Daily News, citing unidentified police sources, reported that at least one of the suspects may be a member of the Islamic terrorist group HAMAS. The federal complaint said that one of the terrorists, Abu Mezer, had claimed in an application for political asylum in the United States that he had been arrested in Israel for allegedly “being a member of a known terrorist organization. Sources say that what was found in the apartment was four pipe bombs wired together with a hobbyist toggle switch.


The Media Anthrax Case: October 2001 —In the space of a week, employees and visitors of the New York Post, NBC, CBS and ABC News in New York City were victim to anthrax attacks. A woman at another Manhattan location died of inhalation anthrax through cross contamination of the mail.


The Iyman Faris case: late 2002/early 2003 —Al Qaeda operative Iyman Faris, on orders from Khalid Sheik Mohammed (mastermind behind September 11, 2001), twice examined the Brooklyn Bridge to evaluate the feasibility of destroying it. Deterred in part the NYPD’s high visibility policing, Faris reported that the “weather is too hot,” meaning security was too tight to carry out the attack. He is serving 20 years in prison for conspiring against targets including the Brooklyn Bridge.


The Subway Cyanide Plot: February 2003 —An arrest of a jihadist in Saudi Arabia revealed computer records of a plot to attack the New York City subway system using hydrogen cyanide in dispersal canisters. Surveillance of the subway stations had previously been undertaken.


Iranian Agent Reconnaissance: 2003-2004 —On three occasions security personnel from Iran’s Mission conducted surveillance of New York City landmarks and infrastructure including bridges and the subway system leading into Manhattan. The U.S. Government and the NYPD are concerned that they were building “off the shelf” reconnaissance of New York targets in advance of any future attacks against New York by terrorists supported by Iran, such as Hezbollah. This would replicate Iranian action prior to the 1994 bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires where 85 persons were killed.


The Mohammed Babar Case: April 2004 —An Al Qaeda operative was arrested by NYPD detectives and FBI agents in Queens, New York for his role in a plot to bomb pubs, restaurants, and train stations in London (they since have flipped him). He had been a member of a radical organization which still exists in the New York City area (Al-Muhajiroun). He was also linked to the Masjid al-fatima aka Islamic Center of Queens SEE VIDEO HERE, and has testified against 5 Uk terrorists who planned to bomb a disco, they were all convicted. Mohammed Junaid Babar is currently testifying in a UK courtroom against 3 more terrorist pals.


The Citigroup/Stock Exchange Case: July 2004 —A laptop commuter of an Al Qaeda operative is recovered containing detailed reconnaissance plans —a prerequisite for attack— of the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup headquarters in mid-town Manhattan.


Dhiren Barot, aka Aba Esi al-Hindi was convicted Nov. 7, 2006 in London and sentenced to life in prison for his role in plotting the destruction of London hotels, in addition to New York financial institutions, he is linked to al-Muhajiroun and to Mohammed Junaid Babar.


The Herald Square Case: August 2004 —Shahawar Matin Siraj (Al-Muhajiroun) and James Elshafay were arrested for plotting to bomb the 34th Street and Sixth Avenue Subway station, located just a block away from Madison Square Garden, where the 2004 Republican National Convention was to be held. He is linked to the Mosque in Queens and to Mohammed Junaid Babar.


The Uzair Paracha Case: November 2005 —Uzair Paracha, a Pakistani-born resident of New York City, was convicted of providing material support to Al Qaeda. Paracha’s father, who knew Bin Laden, was part owner in a Manhattan garment district business. It is believed that Paracha’s ultimate goal was to use that business’s shipping containers (Newark NJ) to smuggle weapons or explosives into New York City, he links to Aafia Siddiqui.


The Tariq Shah Case and Dr. Sabir of Boca Raton FL: May 2006 —Tariq Shah, a Bronx resident and martial arts expert, was indicted for providing material support to Al Qaeda. Shah had conspired to provide martial arts and hand-to-hand combat with weapons training to Al Qaeda.

The Syed Hashmi Case: June 2006 —Syed Hashmi, a Queens resident active in the New York City chapter of a radical Islamic group known as al-Mujairoun, was arrested in London where he was engaged in providing material support for Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan. He is directly linked to the Masjid A-Fatima Mosque aka Islamic Center of Queens and to Mohammed Junaid Babar.


Path/Ground Zero Case: July 2006 —Lebanon authorities arrested a principal in a plot to attack the PATH subway linking New Jersey to Lower Manhattan and to blow up the retaining wall at Ground Zero at the former World Trade Center site in an effort to flood lower Manhattan.With this operational environment in mind, the NYPD leadership has taken steps to assure that New York City’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism and security interests were pursued thoughtfully and aggressively. Most important, it has been a well informed program thanks in large measure to its intelligence investigative, information gathering and analysis efforts.


Arrest of Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, a/k/a “Michael Mixon,” Feb. 2007 on attempt charges of terrorism financing, material support of terrorism, and international money laundering; Alishtari, a 53-year-old resident of Ardsley, New York, facilitated the transfer of $152,000 with the intention that it be used in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help train terrorists. Specifically, in the latter half of 2006, Alishtari accepted payment to discreetly transfer these funds, believing that they were earmarked for Pakistan and Afghanistan terror training camps.

The NYPD does a terrific job in keeping NYC safe, the undercurrent of an impending terrorist attack, attributed to members of al-Muhajiroun underscores the need for increased surveillance and tactics to deter those who intend to inflict mass causalities in the Manhattan area.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Muslim on a Plane with a Knife in Tampa, Raed Al-Saif, has been released from the Pinellas County Jail to the US Marshall’s Custody on September 3rd 2009 where is he now ?

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Muslim on a Plane with a Knife in Tampa, Raed Al-Saif, has been released from the Pinellas County Jail to the US Marshall’s Custody.

Muslim on a Plane with a Knife in Tampa, Raed Al-Saif, has been released from the Pinellas County Jail to the US Marshall’s Custody on September 3rd 2009, where is he now ?
Raed Al-Saif was denied bail, what gives here ?


NO BAIL FOR TAMPA MUSLIM RAED AL-SAIF TRYING TO BRING A KNIFE ON TIA FLIGHT JUNE 4TH HE HAD TWO FLORIDA ID’S AND NUMEROUS CREDIT CARDS IN OTHER NAMES.


Jul-5-09, TAMPA – A federal magistrate today ordered 24-year-old Saudi Arabian national RAED AL-SAIF held without bail on a charge he tried to bring a knife with a 7-inch blade aboard a plane at Tampa International Airport. A federal prosecutor said Alsaif is in the United States on a student visa and was attending the University of Tampa until he was “academically dismissed” for bad grades May 27. Because he failed to file a timely appeal, he is in violation of his visa.


Hansen said Al-saif had numerous credit and identification cards, some in other people’s names, when he was arrested. He also detailed a spotty record of addresses Alsaif gave to investigators and his school; Al-saif was carrying two Florida ID cards with different addresses.


Al-saif’s father is a former diplomat from Saudi Arabia, the prosecutor said. Alsaif told agents he planned to call the consulate because his father knows the king, Hansen said. He also recently told a friend he planned to flee the country because he wanted to get away from requirements imposed on him by Hillsborough County courts relating to a drug charge.

The FBI in Philadelphia has said it is looking into whether there is a connection between Alsaif’s arrest and the arrest of two people in Philadelphia that same day, June 4th 2009, private investigator Bill Warner tipped off the Tampa Tribune to this fact. The Philadelphia passenger and airline employee were charged with trying to smuggle a gun onto a flight bound for Phoenix.


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION
26th day of June 2009


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,

v. Case No. 8:09-cr-285-T-24EAJ
RAED ABDULRAHMAN ALSAIF,
Defendant.


ORDER OF DETENTION
The Defendant is before the court on an initial and bail/detention hearing. He stands indicted for knowingly possessing a butcher knife while attempting to board an aircraft at Tampa International Airport in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 46505(b). The government seeks detention on the basis of risk of flight. The Defendant seeks release on conditions including a secured bond and residence with other family members. A hearing was conducted June 26, 2009.

Upon consideration, the Defendant’s request for release is denied. As revealed at the hearing, the Defendant’s ties to the Middle District of Florida are tenuous at best. He is a foreign national in the U.S. on a student visa. At present, he is in violation of that visa and subject to deportation. Immigration has placed a detainer against him for purposes of such proceedings.

The Defendant has family ties in the Portland, Oregon area and family members have offered to secure his release with the equity in property located there. They propose that the Defendant reside with them there in the hopes that his student visa will be renewed and he can attend Portland State University. While these are not insignificant conditions, they do nothing to alter the Defendant’s immigration status. Based on matters revealed in the government’s proffer, there are reasons to suspect that the Defendant has not been entirely candid since his arrest. On the whole, the court finds insufficient security and other conditions of release to assure the Defendant’s attendance at further proceedings and accordingly, he is ordered DETAINED.


The Defendant may revisit the matter on subsequent motion should circumstances warrant. The Defendant is committed to the custody of the Attorney General or his designated representative for confinement in a corrections facility separate, to the extent practicable, from persons awaiting or serving sentences or being held in custody pending appeal.

The Defendant shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity for private consultation with defense counsel. On Order of a Court of the United States or on request of an attorney for the Government, the person in charge of the corrections facility shall deliver the Defendant to the United States Marshal for the purpose of an appearance in connection with a court proceeding.


Done and Ordered in Tampa, Florida this 26th day of June 2009.


Copies furnished to:
Jay Hoffer, Assistant United States Attorney
William Bryan, Attorney for Defendant
U.S. Marshal

Monday, September 14, 2009

Queens residences raided by NYPD in terrorism probe, Yousef Al-Khattab lives in Queens NY.


Queens residences raided by NYPD in terrorism probe, Yousef Al-Khattab lives in Queens NY.

ASSOCIATED PRESS...Last Updated: 4:11 PM, September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement agents raided residences in New York City on Monday as part of a terrorism investigation, and began briefing Congress about the probe.


New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens by agents of a joint terrorism task force (JTTF) He would not discuss the matter further.


Separately, federal authorities started briefing a series of senior lawmakers in Congress about the case.  Updated, 4:45 p.m.  A senior law enforcement official said authorities had not detected a specific plot or target of any planned attack, but had uncovered a small group of people who espoused a militant ideology aligned with Al Qaeda and whose activities had aroused enough suspicion to obtain warrants for the searches and arrests, which began late Sunday night.

Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack - or who would carry it out - remained unclear.


Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use - such as a bomb - that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.


Another person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said the raids were the result of previous law enforcement surveillance of individuals. The investigation is continuing.
Yousef al-Khattab in Queens NY and the author of the RevolutionMuslim.com website needs to be shut down and jailed. See my post on Yousef al-Khattab, NYPD questioned me in April 09 about the Al-Khataab website and his links see http://revolutionmuslim.com/
See private investigator Bill Warner's post on the Temple Bomb Threat", Friday, January 23, 2009, New york City Cabbie Yousef Al-Khattab Posts Threat to Jewish Temple "Do Not Let Orthodox Judaism Get Away From Murder in Ghaza" links to Samir Khan.


Yousef al-Khattab has sent threatening emails to private investigator Bill Warner during the past two years. Yousef al-Khattab In New York City plys his trade as a terrorist facilitator on the internet, he continues to link websites directly linked to al-Qaeda to his site.
The NYPD is very interested in Mr. Yousef al-Khattab and in due time he will be arrested. I plan on being in NYC in the near future and I will make it a point to contact Mr. Yousef al-Khattab and have a discussion with him, may Allah have mercy on his soul. I will take a personal interest in the eradication of Yousef Al-Khattab's terror website.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

White Muslim Convert Troy Kastigar From Minnesota Ends Up Dead In Somalia Fighting For The Al-Shabaab, He Left In Nov./08 When Al-Shabaab Website Was On A Roll With Omar Hammami aka Al-Amriki Webmaster From Daphne AL.


White Muslim Convert Troy Kastigar From Minnesota Ends Up Dead In Somalia Fighting For The Al-Shabaab, He Left In Nov./08 When Al-Shabaab Website Was On A Roll With Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki Webmaster From Daphne AL.



Troy Kastigar had no personal ties to Somalia.


Somalis in Minnesota.....Sixth Minn. man reportedly dies in Somalia.......by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio


St. Paul, Minn. — A sixth Minnesota man is feared dead in Somalia after joining an Islamic extremist group there. But Troy Kastigar stood out from his fellow recruits, because the Minneapolis man was not Somali, he was a white Muslim convert.


Kastigar, 28, was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to the lawless east African country. Troy Kastigar's family received reports of his death within the past week, according to friends of the family. The circumstances of his reported death aren't clear, and the information could not be confirmed by the FBI. Kastigar's involvement in Somalia is a puzzle in itself (White Muslim Convert in Africa) . He told his mother that he was going to Kenya when he left the Twin Cities last November (2008). Somali community members believe Kastigar was part of the last wave of Minnesota men who joined the violent militia al-Shabaab in Somalia. While some of the 20 or so men say they left to defend their homeland in a bloody civil war, Katigar's motivations are less clear.
Troy Kastigar was part of the last wave of Minnesota men who joined the violent militia al-Shabaab in November 2008, the Al-shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/  was on a roll in November of 2008 and the Dotster Web company had resisted every attempt at getting the terror website recruiting suicide bombers off the internet.
The al-shabaab terror website was not shut down until Jan 23rd 2009. See The Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/  was set up on April 13th 2007, over two years ago, at the Dotster web hosting company 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Vancouver, WA 98662 USA, by electronic registration. Monday, January 26, 2009, Somalia Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda) terrorist website http://www.kataaib.net/  is shut down, the Domain Pending Cancellation Per US Government Order on Jan 23 2009.

See arrests made in Somalia of 11 Americans on the same day the Al-Shabaab website was shut down, "Domain pending cancelation per government order, Jan 23rd 2009."
MOGADISHU, Friday Jan. 23rd 2009..... Security forces in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia on Friday seized nearly 10 small one-time use anti-aircraft missile launchers and arrested two suspects in connection with the illegal weapons in Hargeisa, capital of the state, reports reaching here said.


Eleven youths suspected of being trained with the hardline Islamist group of Al-Shabaab in the south-central Somalia were arrested. The youths reportedly arrived from Mogadishu to Hargeisaand had lived in the United States.


The suicide bombers were Somali youths allegedly recruited on http://www.kataaib.net/  and trained by Al-Shabaab movement to carry out the attacks in Hargeisa.


Al-Shabaab Registrant:Domain pending cancelation per government order c/o 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Vancouver, WA 98662 US, phone 360-253-2210″ It only took 21 months for the Dotster Web Hosting Co to do the right thing, maybe now the Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver will re-think there stance on protecting the Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/  “right” to Free Speech, even thought the Al-Shabaab was designated a Terrorist Organization in Feb. of 2008 ! See archvied page from Al-Shabaab website, click here, their email address was almujaahid.shabab@hotmail.com  "Allaahu Akbar".


See favorable article on the Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/  citing "free speech" by clicking on “In Out View-Internet Censor“, the Columbian Newspaper’s attack piece on private investigator Bill Warner that was run on May 7th, 2008, criticizing his efforts to shut down the Al-Shabaab terrorist website http://www.kataaib.net/  


Domain Services Provided By: Dotster, Inc

Registrant: Domain pending cancellation per US Government Order

8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300

Vancouver, WA 98662 US

Registrar: DOTSTER

Domain Name: http://www.kataaib.net/  

Created on: 13-APR-07 Expires on: 13-APR-09

Last Updated on: 23-JAN-09 Closed Per US Government order.
Troy Kastigar did find trouble as a young adult. Before he left for Somalia, he acquired a lengthy rap sheet, filled with misdemeanors ranging from credit card fraud to driving after his license was revoked.


According to former classmates, he graduated in 1999 from Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Kastigar is identified in police reports as white, but his mother claimed Native American heritage. At some point, Kastigar converted to Islam and went by the Muslim name "Abdirahman." Somali-American community members say they occasionally saw Kastigar at the mosque, and more frequently at community basketball games or at the Brian Coyle community center in Minneapolis.

Private investigator Bill Warner says Daphne Ala. terror suspect Omar hammami aka Abu Mansour al-Amriki linked to jihadist Web site of Al-Shabaab http://www.kataaib.net/ , ABC News confirms al-Amriki is head of propaganda for Al-Shabaab. Hammami, 25, attended Daphne High School and the University of South Alabama. Warner said news reports of Hammami's past as a computer science student confirmed his suspicions that al-Amriki had provided technical assistance to al-Shabaab. "At that time, I suspected he was involved with setting up the Web site," he said. "It appears Omar, with his background, is the perfect guy to set this up for them."

Mukhtar Osman, a former student at the University of Minnesota, says he met Kastigar last fall across the street from the U's Carlson School of Management. Troy Kastigar was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to Somalia. Kastigar was wearing a traditional Pakistani tunic, a tattoo on his neck, and a strange beard. He was in a car with three Somali young men whom Osman knew. Osman says it was the first and only time he saw the man who introduced himself as Abdirahman. Just a few days after shaking Kastigar's hand, all four men left for Somalia.