Wednesday, July 21, 2010
U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick: U.S. Failed to Halt Charlotte Area Jihadist Samir Khan, PI Bill Warner Filed FBI Complaint On Samir Khan In Feb 2009.
Myrick: U.S. failed to halt area jihadist. Sources say Charlotte man is editing an online magazine in Yemen that recruits for al-Qaida.
Charlotte Observer, By Jim Morrill, firstname.lastname@example.org Posted: Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010.
U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick Tuesday faulted the U.S. intelligence community for failing to see a connection between a terrorist group and a radical Charlotte blogger now believed to edit an al-Qaida magazine in Yemen.
Intelligence sources told national news organizations Monday that they believe Khan is the top editor of "Inspire," an online magazine designed as a recruiting tool for the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Myrick, a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the Observer she's frustrated. "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.
According to a 2007 New York Times story, one SAMIR KHAN blog featured "glad tidings" from a North African militant whose group had massacred 31 Algerian troops. Links connected readers to sites where they could get insurgent videos from Iraq. "I will do my best to speak the truth," he told the Times, "and even if it annoys the disbelievers, the truth must be preached."
A few months later, responding to a letter in the Observer about Muslims' view of women, SAMIR KHAN wrote his own letter to the editor. "Muhammad said, 'This world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever,'" he wrote. "Our women who die upon Islam will receive rewards from Allah which no eye has ever seen ... In Paradise, Satan won't exist so evil thoughts won't ever exist." MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
Bill Warner is a private detective in Sarasota, Fla., who tracks jihadist web sites. He followed Samir Khan's postings closely. He said he tried unsuccessfully to get authorities (FBI) to shut them.
"It's unbelievable," said Bill Warner, who was featured in a 2008 WBTV report on Samir Khan. "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."
FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson said although she can't comment on specific cases, blogs are protected by the First Amendment (HOW STUPID, ALLOW TERRORISTS TO RECRUIT MORE TERRORISTS). "If someone is not acting on something, they're allowed to say it," she said. "The moment people act on something is when it crosses the line."Khan is believed to have gone to Yemen in 2009.
Myrick argues that his association with al-Qaida didn't happen overnight. "If you don't have contacts, they don't take strangers into their midst," she said. "This is a closed society. Unless they know you, they don't trust you. Somewhere along the line there were connections." MORE FROM THIS SOURCE....
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