FBI Report Reveals Sarasota Saudi Family’s Involvement with Local Support Network For 9/11 Terrorists Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Marwan Al-Shehhi in 2000. Wealthy Saudi businessman Esam Ghazzawi and his son-in law Abdulaziz al-Hijji at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl had multiple visits by 9/11 terror pilots Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah, Marwan Al-Shehhi and most wanted Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah during the time period of June 2000 to August of 2001, prior to the 9/11/2001 terror attack on the USA. Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah could have been coming to 4224 Escondito Circle from at least 1995 as he was living in Miramar Fl at that time. Esam Ghazzawi purchased the property at 4224 Escondito Circle on September 21st, 1995 for $440,000, the support network was now in place. Esam Ghazzawi and Abdulaziz al-Hijjii had been on a watch list at the FBI and a U.S. law enforcement agency (ICE) involved in tracking terrorist funding was interested in both men way before 9/11/2001. ICE is the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement with offices in Bradenton and Tampa Fl that I worked for starting in June of 2002 as a confidential informant (CI) on a money laundering case in Sarasota Fl, the FBI took over the investigation when it linked to support of terrorsim.
Esam Ghazzawi's son-in law Abdulaziz al-Hijji began attending the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd in 1995, see photo above, Al-Qaeda and Hamas linked Imam Muneer Arafat was hired by the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center in March of 2000, he listed local address's on Central Sarasota Pkwy and at Nature Circle Sarasota, FL. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating. Esam Ghazzawi purchased the home in Prestancia Sarasota, but did not live there, his daughter, Anoud Al-hijji, and her husband Abdulaziz Al-hijji, lived there. Esam Ghazzawi appears to be now living in Saudi Arabia.
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Groom Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
Groom Age: 22
Bride Name: ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI
Bride Age: 17
County: Sarasota, FL
This marriage between ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI would have taken place at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradneton (ISSB) on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl in 1995.
Reports released recently by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement refer to the “suspicious manner and timing” of Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud departure. One document states: “In mid-August 2001 the above subjects purchased a new vehicle and renewed the registration on several other vehicles. On Aug 27th 2001 a moving truck appeared and moved the subjects out of the house. Left behind were the vehicles and numerous personal belongings, including food, medicine, bills, baby clothing etc.” The document goes on to state that Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Esam Ghazzawi, his father-in-law and the owner of the Escondito Circle house, had been “on the FBI watch list” prior to 9/11. Esam Ghazzawi and his wife Deborah Ghazzawi were linked to addresses all over the USA, New York City, Washington D.C., Arlington VA, Costa Meas CA, Houston TX, Newport Beach CA and Lexington KY dating back to 1986. In the mid-1990s, Esam Ghazzawi's name arose when investigators of the renowned corrupt bank BCCI were trying to recover assets from Saudi Prince Fahd bin Salman, and the prince argued that his assets were being held in another account under Esam Ghazzawi's name.
Al-Qaeda operative Adnan El-Shukrijumah, born August 4th 1975, had been living with his parents in Miramar Fl since early 1995, exact same time frame as when Abdulaziz al-Hijji, born December 28th 1973, shows up at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl, and would have had to drive 210 miles one way, a 3 hour trip, to to get to the home of Abdulaziz al-Hijji in Sarasota FL. Adnan El-Shukrijumah, age 39, is not a Saudi citizen although born there, Abdulaziz al-Hijji, age 40, is a Saudi citizen which indicates to me that Adnan El-Shukrijumah most likely stayed with the Saudi Family in Prestancia or with Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi at the small house on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl that they rented in July of 2000 when he would vist the Sarasota area as early as 1995. Was Al-Qaeda operative Adnan El-Shukrijumah at the wedding of Anoud Al-hijji and her husband Abdulaziz Al-hijji in Sarasota in 1995?
Wissam Hammoud, Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Mohammed Mezroub Link To Sarasota Mosque on Lockwood Ridge Rd and Al-Qaeda Linked Imam Muneer Arafat Prior to 9/11. According to Sarasota cell phone store owner Wissam Hammoud, Mohammed Mezroub in Sarasota Fl was one of Abdulaziz al-Hijji pals in June of 2000 to August 2001, they had talked of going to Afghanistan and fighting for the Mujahedin against US Forces. Mohammed Mezroub was arrested numerous times by Sarasota County Sheriff’s office with multiple Battery Charges, see just one at link https://cms.sarasotaclerk.com/BenchmarkwebCAPS/CourtCase.aspx/Details/944680?digest=j7Qbq7ksYYwguSe3Ns5Icg . Wissam Hammoud, (currently in prison), Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Mohammed Mezroub all link to the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center on Lockwood Ridge Rd when Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat was there in March of 2000 to August 2001. See FDLE report https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/785160-wissaum-hammoud-interview-2004-about-sarasota.html
Where ever Imam Muneer Arafat went his close friend and often roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was not far behind. Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was an al-Qaeda procurement agent for Osama ben Laden. In 1998 to 1999 Ziyad Khaleel lived in an apartment near Orlando about a 2 hour drive to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. The FBI investigated Anwar al-Awlaki, later linked to three of the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter, and the Christmas Day bomber, beginning in June 1999 through March 2000, after it learned he had been contacted by Ziyad Khaleel.
Ziyad Khalil had links to radical elements in 1999 while at college in the USA. He advertised his modest apartment near the University of Missouri as the local headquarters for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights. That London-based organization, like bin Laden, bitterly opposes the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia. While living in Orlando fl in 1999 and using the pseudonym Ziyad Sadaqa, Khalil registered as the administrative and billing contact for www.palestine-info.net a multilingual site supporting Hamas. Hamas appears on the U.S. State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations. Khalil's primary contact with the Al-Qaeda network was Khalid al Fawwaz, who ran bin Laden's London information office. Al Fawwaz had moved to Great Britain after establishing an al Qaeda cell in Kenya, according to court records. Prosecutors also have alleged that al Fawwaz ran a communications hub for Al-Qaeda network cells around the world.
Al Fawwaz needed a satellite phone for bin Laden and turned to the Columbia college student Ziyad Khalil who contacted a Long Island firm and selected a satellite phone, about the size of a laptop computer. The phone is marketed to journalists, diplomats, aid workers and others operating beyond the reach of cellular service or secure radios. A firm representative, Marilyn Morelli, testified that she handled the purchase, noting that Khalil paid for the phone and the prepaid airtime minutes with two credit cards. Prosecutors said Khalil forwarded the telephone to al Fawwaz, who in turn sent it to Afghanistan. Over the next two years, the phone was used for hundreds of calls, to London, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Sudan. The telephone number turned up in the personal planners of terrorists in Egypt and Kenya. Investigators also determined that bin Laden and his supporters used the phone to disseminate his February 1998 fatwah, which declared that American civilians should be killed.
Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was a roving jack-of-all-trades in the American underground militant Islamic community. His name and Detroit address both appeared prominently in ledgers taken from the Al-Kifah Refugee Center in 1994, a critical international financial and strategic arm of al Qaeda. While in Orlando, Florida, Khaleel served as the regional director for the Columbia, Missouri-based Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), an Islamic charity that had a multimillion-dollar USAID contract cancelled after the U.S. State Department determined that it was not in America's "national-security interests." In Columbia itself, Khaleel operated a remote-branch office on behalf of radical Saudi dissidents based in London who were closely aligned with Osama bin Laden. He even added a digitized copy of an infamous al Qaeda propaganda video titled "The Martyrs of Bosnia" to his own short-lived Internet website.
NEW YORK—Three terrorists connected to attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that led to 224 deaths and thousands of injuries will be brought to trial in federal court in New York City. Anas al Liby, Adel Abdel Bary, and Khalid al Fawwaz will be tried jointly beginning Nov. 4, 2014. The trial will be open to the public and overseen by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. All three men will go to trial for their roles in the 1998 twin bombings of U.S. embassies in dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. Bary, 52, and Fawwaz, 50, are both charged with conspiring with al-Qaeda to kill United States nationals, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York.
As for Ziyad Khalil, he was arrested in Jordan in late December 1999, according to a Newsweek report in February 2000. The magazine cited U.S. sources who said Khalil then began cooperating with the FBI, providing agents with "crucial evidence about bin Laden's U.S. operations." The report also mentioned a bureau memo that described Khalil as a "procurement agent" who bought computers, satellite telephones and covert surveillance equipment for the al Qaeda leadership.
FOX NEWS…Declassified documents, exclusive interviews and phone and banking records present an overwhelming case that the 9/11 hijackers relied heavily on a domestic support network in the USA to facilitate the plot (Sarasota Fl). Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who led the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks in 2002, was asked by the Fox News Specials Unit if he believes the hijackers’ support network remains in place today because it was never fully identified or disrupted after the attacks.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com