From UPI. N.C. Rep.: U.S. missed terror connection
An update on the story. "N.C. Rep.: U.S. missed terror connection," from UPI, July 21. More questions surround U.S. jihad blogger InshallahShaheed's rise as al-Qaeda propagandist, private investigator Bill Warner tried to shut Samir Khan down in 2008 with a WBTV Charlotte expose' and filed a FBI Complaint in 2009.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. politician says the intelligence community missed a connection between a terrorist group and a U.S. blogger now believed to be with al-Qaida in Yemen.
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., said the connections should have been made when Samir Kahn, now thought to be the top editor of an al-Qaida recruiting Web site, was in North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.
"It becomes clear to me that he had contacts with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula while he was in the U.S.," she said. "And if that's the case, the intelligence community should have been able to discover that. And if they knew it and didn't do something, that raises more red flags."
Khan, in his 20s, is a Saudi-born U.S. citizen whose family moved to New York when he was 7 and to North Carolina in 2004, the Observer said. In 2005 Khan started a blog called "Inshallahshaheed," or "a martyr soon if God wills," from the suburban home in Charlotte he shared with his parents.
Khan, believed to be in Yemen, is suspected of editing "Inspire," an online magazine designed as a recruiting tool for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, intelligence sources said
An investigator in Florida who tracks jihadist Web sites said he tried to get authorities to investigate Khan when he was still in the United States.
"It's unbelievable," Bill Warner, a private detective in Sarasota, said. "Now it's going to be a bigger problem. He's going to have a worldwide audience now. ... They had more than one opportunity to shut him down."
Samir Khan FBI Complaint; Private Investigator Bill Warner files complaint with the IC3 Cyber Crimes Unit of the FBI on Feb 17th, 2009 over the death threats posted by Samir Khan on his website in Charlotte NC, no action was taken by the FBI, see complaint below;
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM