Thursday, October 14, 2010
Terrorism Court Hears Of US Embassy Bombing Carnage, The Al-Qaeda Defendant Links to Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat.
AP News by Sebastian Smith Sebastian Smith – Wed Oct 13, 6:17 pm ET
NEW YORK (AFP) – Grown men wept and a US Marines sergeant recalled being blown off his feet as they testified Wednesday in New York about the bombing of two US embassies at the center of a high-profile terrorism trial.
A day of dramatic of testimony recreated for the jury of 12 New Yorkers the terrifying moment at 10:30 am on Friday, August 7, 1998, when truck bombs slammed almost simultaneously into the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing 224 people and wounding thousands.
"I remember saying a short prayer. I said 'God, please help me,'" locally hired Nairobi embassy worker George Mimba told the court, as he recounted the minutes after the bomb. "I knew my time was up."
Accused in the Al-Qaeda plot to destroy the embassies in eastern Africa is Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a slightly-built Tanzanian in his mid-30s, who faces 286 criminal counts including murder and conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. Prosecutors are trying to prove Ghailani is a cold-blooded member of an Al-Qaeda cell that took orders from Osama bin Laden himself.
Edward Rutahesherwa, a guard at the Dar-es-Salaam embassy, where Ghailani is alleged to have helped set up the truck bomb, also wept as prosecutors showed him the remains of an ID card belonging to a colleague he'd found mortally wounded that day. "I found him with a piece of metal rod in the side of his head and part of his leg dangling," he recalled. "He was asking for help." More from this source...........
Ziyad Khaleel – A Designated Terrorist, Purchased a satellite telephone and the battery for Osama Bin Laden that facilitated the Al-Qaeda attack on the 1998 U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The phone a Compact M satellite phone, about the size of a laptop computer, was purchased by Ziyad Khaleel for $7500.
Muneer Arafat, the Iman at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton and the Islamic Center in Sarasota Fl, was a roommate and associate of Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziad Sadaqa in Columbia MO in 1997 to 1998 when Ziyad Khaleel purchased the satellite telephone and the battery for Osama Bin Laden.
Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziyad Sadaqa was at the Univ. of Missouri and was a roommate of Sarasota Fl Imam Muneer Arafat in the St. Louis MO area during 1996 to 1999. Ziyad Khaleel set up numerous web sites for the Palestine movement and especially Hamas in Orlando Fl, from 1999 to 2000 approx.
“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 in Tampa it has been revealed that Muneer Arafat had become an informant for the US Department of Justice in 2002 and they had paid him $35,000 to obtain information on a used car ring in Sarasota Fl that was sending cars to the Middle East, but was Muneer Arafat working both sides of the street at the same time?
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