Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat says Al-Arian tried to recruit him into a faction of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in 1988 but he was already a PIJ terror member with the Tamimi faction, Arafat also lied about being a US citizen, was the roomate of an al-Qaeda terrorist, solicitated funds for terror organizations and worked for the FBI as a paid confidential informant on a international stolen car scam, a very busy boy.
Arafat said that in 1988, Al-Arian tried to recruit him into a faction of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. But a recent Reuters report says the PIJ did not begin using suicide bombing as a tactic until 1994. And in 1988 Al-Arian's oldest child was just in the third grade.
During cross-examination, Al-Arian's defense attorney, William Moffitt, asked Arafat about the $35,000 he received from the U.S. government in the past year and a half for "providing counseling for the FBI."
"Imam Muneer Arafat was working as a confidential informant (CI) for the FBI trying to flip a Florida used car dealer (see surveillance photo above 11/16/2002) to provide information on a international stolen car racket with hundreds of vehicles, both legally and illegal, sent from USA ports to Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE for resale with the profits wired to Karachi PK in support of terrorism".
Federal Bureau of Prisons results for Muneer K. Arafat, prisoner number 28523-044, not currently in custody, arrest date 11/27/02 Sarasota Fl (see surveillance photo above), "Arafat said he once was deported for overstaying his visa (see Bureau of Prisons report) but never was charged with any crime for lying on the voting application." he said he twice registered to vote in St. Louis, once under his real name and once under a false name. He said he did not vote. So how did he get back into the USA ?
MUNEER KAZEM ARAFAT 28523-044 44 White M DOB 5/10/1963 NOT IN BOP CUSTODY http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate loacter website.
Arafat said he had spent months and months talking to a suspect in another case (stolen car scam) at the request of the FBI, which collected much of the evidence in the Al-Arian case.
An imam at a Sarasota mosque till the end of 2003, Arafat told the jury that he met Al-Arian in December 1988 at a St. Louis conference of the Islamic Committee for Palestine, which Al-Arian had founded that same year.
Arafat, a government witness, testified that Al-Arian asked him to join the Shiqaqi faction of PIJ, which the Islamic Committee for Palestine supported. But Arafat declined, he said, even though at the time he supported the intifada - which he described as "kids supporting the Palestinian army."
Arafat said he pledged money to Al-Arian anyway, even though he had decided that he didn't want to be part of Al-Arian's Shiqaqi faction. Arafat said he supported the PIJ in 1988, just not the part of it that Al-Arian supported. Arafat's faction of the PIJ, which he called "part of Al Jihad Al Islamia," was the Tamimi faction, he said.
Arafat said that at the 1988 conference, the Islamic Committee for Palestine raised $50,000, which he believed went to "Jihad Islam," which he said was another name for the PIJ. In the back of magazines distributed at the 1988 conference were leaflets from Jihad Islam or the PIJ, Arafat said.
In the summer of 2002, according to Arafat's testimony, he saw Al-Arian, Arafat said that Al-Arian said something at that meeting about "operations," which Arafat believed, from experience, was code for "terror attacks" by the PIJ in Israel.
While being questioned by prosecutor Terry Zitek, Arafat said he had lied about being a U.S. citizen on a resume, on a job application to be a prison chaplain and on a voter registration form (why has this man not been deported, these are Federal violations).
Imam Muneer Arafat quotes "I'm not opposed to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's goal of destroying Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state". "Muslims need to stay unified, and they should support the Palestinian uprising known as the intifada".
Report Jan 13th, 2010: 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 a Sarasota Fl Mosque in 2000. Anwar al-Awlaki 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 and other 9/11 hijackers showing up in nearby Venice Fl) .
The Anwar al-Awlaki investigation was closed the next year because of lack of evidence. 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.
IARA employee Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa and roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat is verified as a procurement agent of Osama Bin Laden in the released IARA Indictment (1/16/2008), see exert; On or about November 6, 2001, a person acting on behalf of the defendant IARA, engaged in a television interview via satellite transmission from Columbia, Missouri, to Atlanta, Georgia, wherein he falsely and publicly claimed that Ziyad Khaleel, a then publicly identified associate and procurement agent of Osama Bin Laden, had never been an employee of the defendant IARA, when in fact, as the defendants then and there well knew and believed, he had been.
Ziyad Khaleel was/is a terrorist and he was communicating with agents of Osama Bin Laden from at least 1996 in Columbia MO and purchased communication equipment, (satellite phone) for Osama bin Laden which was used to co-ordinate the two 1998 US Embassy bombings in Africa, hundreds were killed. During this time period 1996 to 1998, future Sarasota Imam (in 2000) Muneer Arafat was in the same apartment were phone calls, e-mails and faxes are coming in from agents of Osama bin Laden planning mass bombings in Africa. .... see St Louis Dispatch article about Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa and roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat.
Ziyad Khaleel moves to Orlando Fl in 2000, "Holy Man" Muneer Arafat shows up in Sarasota/Venice Fl area in March of 2000, Mohamed Atta and all show up in Nokomis/Sarasota in May 2000, Muneer Arafat lived with an al-Qaeda procuremnt agent Ziyad Khaleel prior to coming to Sarasota Fl.
Every place Muneer Arafat shows up so do Al-Qaeda agents, he was the roommate of Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel, and a member of the Mosque he ran in Boca Raton, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, joined Al-Qaeda and was arrested and convicted on terrorism charges.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM