Monday, January 11, 2010
Report: Radical Imam Anwar al-Awlaki Detained at JFK Airport in 2002, He’s America’s Osama bin Laden and we let him go, al-Awlaki links to Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa in 1999 whose roommate was Muneer Arafat later the Imam at Sarasota Fl Mosque and 9/11 hijackers.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim imam who ministered to at least three 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter and the crotch-bomber, was taken into custody at JFK Airport on a felony arrest warrant in 2002.
Even though Awlaki had been on the FBI’s radar for years, he was let go, most likely because of intervention by Saudi Arabia, classified documents and interviews reveal. Now he continues to train new “martyrs” in Yemen.
“We were stunned” that he was let go, said Ray Fournier, a federal agent who has been tracking Awlaki as part of a joint terrorism task force. “He was a high-value target. Everybody was excited about the prospect of hooking this guy up under a [criminal] charge to motivate a conversation with him regarding his relationship with the [9/11] hijackers.”
Awlaki, 38, was born in New Mexico and raised as a teen in Yemen. Fournier, then a Diplomatic Security Service agent, discovered that he lied about his place of birth on an application for a US Agency for International Development grant, receiving $20,000 a year to attend engineering classes at Colorado State University in the early 1990s. Awlaki turned to radical Islam instead, preaching at mosques in Fort Collins, Colo., and San Diego.
He attracted the FBI’s attention in 1999, because of alleged contact with an al Qaeda agent who bought a satellite phone for Osama bin Laden (Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa purchased the phone for bin-Laden, in 1999 his roommate was Muneer Arafat who became the Imam at the Sarasota Fl Mosque in March 2000 just prior to Mohamed Atta ands all showing up in nearby Venice Fl) . But the investigation was closed the next year because of lack of evidence.
Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa purchased a $7,500.00 satellite phone and 400 min. of time and had it sent to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In May 1998, Ziyad Sadaqa aka ziyad Khaleel bought a battery pack for the phone, and shipped it to Bin Laden via a man in Washington (Tarik Hamdi), prosecutors said. Osama bin Laden uses a satellite phone to direct al-Qaeda’s operations.
The phone—a Compact M satellite phone, about the size of a laptop computer—was purchased by a student in Virginia named Ziyad Khaleel for $7,500 using the credit card of a British man named Saad al-Fagih. After purchasing the phone, Khaleel sent it to Khalid al-Fawwaz, al-Qaeda’s unofficial press secretary in London (see Early 1994-September 23, 1998).
Al-Fawwaz then shipped it to bin Laden in Afghanistan. [CNN, 4/16/2001] It appears US intelligence actually tracks the purchase as it occurs (see November 1996-Late December 1999), probably because an older model satellite phone bin Laden has is already being monitored (see Early 1990s).
Bin Laden’s phone (873682505331) is believed to be used by other top al-Qaeda leaders as well, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Mohammad Atef. Al-Fawwaz also buys satellite phones for other top al-Qaeda leaders around the same time. Though the calls made on these phones are encrypted, the NSA is able to intercept and decrypt them. As one US official will put it in early 2001, “codes were broken.”
Ziyad Khaleel set up numerous web sites for the Palestine movement and especially Hamas in Orlando Fl, from 1999 to 2000 approx. he also shows up in Sarasota Fl on several occasinos to meet with Muneer Arafat at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB).
While in San Diego Fournier said Awlaki met at his mosque with Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar who would go on to hijack the plane that was crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. “They weren’t discussing tabouli recipes,” said Fournier, who believes Awlaki knew of the 9/11 plot in advance.
In early 2001, Awlaki took over the pulpit at the Saudi-funded Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, which is located in Virginia, not far from the Pentagon. Hazmi followed him there. He and another Saudi hijacker, Hani Hanjour, pilot of the plane that hit the Pentagon, got help from Awlaki’s mosque obtaining housing and identification.
In post-9/11 interviews with the FBI, Awlaki denied having contact with the hijackers in Virginia, and said that although he met with Hazmi several times in San Diego, he doesn’t remember any specifics of what they discussed. The FBI let Awlaki go, but he remained on a watch list.
Meanwhile, Fournier was working up a warrant on the passport violation related to Awlaki’s schooling. In 2002, Awlaki left the United States for England and later Saudi Arabia. On Oct. 10 of that year, he returned and was detained at JFK. more from this source…………..
Sarasota Mosque That Raised Money for Families of Suicide Bombers And Hosted Terrorists Has A New Larger Mosque Coming Up Out Of The Ground.
Before arriving in Boca Raton, Muneer Arafat was the Imam of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) mosque. The mosque is located an hour south of the Islamic Academy of Florida (on Lockwood Ridge Rd in Sarasota Fl), one of the institutions that Al-Arian was using to funnel money to the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jiahd (PIJ).
From a JTTF investigation started in Sarasota during February 2003 with information provided by private investigator Bill Warner comes the following details, Monday, July 24, 2006. FLORIDA “HOLY MAN” MUNEER ARAFAT TERROR LINKS; Muneer Kazem Arafat, Imam at Sarasota Mosque and then Boca Raton Mosque, was born in Kuwait on 5/10/1963 and the family eventually moved to Jordan. Muneer Arafat claims he is a Jordanian born in Kuwait of Palestinian decent BUT not related to Yasser Arafat.
Muneer Kazem Arafat was arrested in November 2002 in Sarasota for overstaying his visa. A Federal official from St. Louis was present for his arrest, weeks later he was released.
BOP..Inmate Locator – Locate Federal inmate Muneer Kazem Arafat
Arafat first began his career in the US in St. Louis and Columbia, MO. In St. Louis he became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local mosques that almost exclusively focused on jihad week in and week out and this got him into trouble with Sheikh Muhammad Nur of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis who at one point banned him from giving lectures at the Gateway Masjid. They would butt heads over and over again about other issues including Arafat’s dishonesty about his religious education and immigration status.
Muneer Arafat is an al-Qaeda operative he is paid member of the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR) same as Tarik Hamdi is a CDLR member and Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, Muneer Arafat’s ex-roomate, was a CDLR member, same as Rafiq Sabir the “Doc” who was arrested at the Boca Raton Mosque that Arafat was the Imam.
Two al Qaeda operatives, Ziyad Khaleel, his photo above, and Tarik Hamdi, have been involved with both the CDLR and the ARC. The Advice and Reformation Committee (or “ARC”) and the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (or “CDLR”) are both Saudi-dissident groups with ties to Osama bin Laden. Both organizations seek to overthrow the Saudi government to replace the regime with an even more strict brand of Islam. Khaleel had links to more radical elements. He advertised his modest apartment near the University of Missouri as the local headquarters for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights.
Charges against Tarik Hamdi focus on a series of alleged omissions in Hamdi’s naturalization papers, as well as information he submitted on mortgage-loan applications. According to the indictment in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Tarik Hamdi did not state on his naturalization form that in 1994 he had been the U.S. representative for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights in Saudi Arabia, a London-based organization that has embraced many of Osama bin Laden’s views.
Hamdi has been under federal investigation for several years, stemming from his work at the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Virginia. Hamdi was also accused of committing wire fraud by receiving mortgage loans by inflating his income on the applications. If found guilty of all the charges, he could face up to 20 years in jail, court officials said.
Muneer Arafat, the Iman at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton and a frequent visitor in Sarasota Fl, had a roommate and associate by the name of Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziad Sadaqa in Columbia MO, see following information; Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziad Sadaqa, received $6,000.00 from Yasser Arafat and the Palestine National Liberation Movement–Nablus Movement, to further his University studies (computer studies).
Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziyad Sadaqa was at the Univ. of Missouri and was a roommate of Muneer Arafat in the St. Louis MO area during 1996 to 1999. Public records show U.S. addresses for Khaleel going back to 1993 in Columbia, Michigan and ORLANDO Florida.
“Khalil Ziyad” is actually known in the United States as Ziyad Khaleel (a.k.a. Ziyad Sadaqa, a.k.a Ziyad Abdulrahman). Public records reveal that he was associated with a variety of addresses in Orlando, Detroit, Columbia (Missouri), and Denver. Khaleel was also responsible for administering a variety of the most radical Islamic Web sites on the Internet.
At various points in the late 1990s, according to Internic/Network Solutions database records, Khaleel was the administrative and billing contact of the official Hamas Web site (http://www.palestine-info.net/ ), the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) Web site (http://www.fisalgeria.org/ ), the Web site of Liberty for the Muslim World (http://www.lmw.org/ ), and the Palestine Times Web site (http://www.ptimes.com/ ).
Saturday, July 29, 2006, ORLANDO RESIDENT IS AL-QAEDA AGENT LINKED TO ZIYAD KHALEEL. AL-QAEDA AGENT/USED CAR DEALER IN NAIROBI was a Orlando high school graduate, Ihab Mohamed Ali aka Nawawi; Nawawi was arrested in May 1999 (still being held, no trial) after he returned from Nairobi, he was working as a taxi driver in Orlando, Florida (in Nairobi a car business was set up to create income. Wadih el Hage created a charity organization) .
Investigators discover recent ties between him and high-ranking al-Qaeda leaders, and suspect he was a “sleeper” agent. http://www.sptimes.com/News/102801/Worldandnation/Pilot_led_a_quiet_lif.shtml
Ali is linked to the terrorist leader Ziyad Khaleel, the onetime resident of east Orange who ordered and purchased the satellite phone used by bin Laden and his associates before and after the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa (photo below), according to court testimony.
Ali and Khaleel — both naturalized U.S. citizens — did meet at a local mosque, a Khaleel relative who still lives in Orlando told the Orlando Sentinel, he said the pair met during prayer sessions at the Islamic Society of Central Florida . [DOC] INVESTIGATION FINDS A WEB OF ORLANDO TIES.
“Holy Man” Muneer Arafat shows up in Sarasota/Venice Fl area in March of 2000, Mohamed Atta and some of the 9/11 Hijackers show up in the Sarasota/Venice area in June 2000, small world !
From open court records during the Sami al-arian trial in Tampa it has been revealed that Muneer Arafat had become an informant for the US Department of Justice and they had paid him $35,000, but was Arafat working both sides of the street at the same time ?
Every place Muneer Arafat shows up so do Al-Qaeda agents, he was the roommate of Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel in 1999, Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 terrorists followed him to the Sarasota/Venice area in 2000 and a member of the Mosque he ran in Boca Raton, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, joined Al-Qaeda and was arrested last year on terrorism charges.