Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat was Member of Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood and Roommate of bin-Laden's Procurement Agent Ziyad Khaleel and FBI Claims No Links in Sarasota to 9/11 Hijackers, OMG, LMAO. “A sheikh named Muneer Arafat came to St. Louis talking all that jihad talk prior to the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks“. In St. Louis, from 1996 to 2000, Muneer Arafat became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local mosques that almost exclusively focused on Jihad week in and week out and this got him into trouble with Sheikh Muhammad Nur of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis who at one point banned him from giving lectures at the Gateway Masjid. Muneer Arafat was preaching terrorism, OK to be a suicide bomber, gee what a coincidence.
Documents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated that a now imprisoned terrorist figure, Wissam Hammoud, told the FBI in 2004 that Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz al-Hijji was an acolyte of Osama bin Laden who prior to 9/11 had introduced him to Al-Qaeda leader Adnanel-Shukrijumah at a soccer game at the Sarasota mosque, Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd where Muneer Arafat was the Imam. The FBI never disclosed the existence of its 2002 Sarasota investigation to either Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the terror attacks or the subsequent 9/11 Commission, ex-Sen. Graham has said, gee what a coincidence.
You need to read the following article that was published on the front page of the St Louis Post Dispatch on Jan 20, 2003, the local paper in Sarasota never published it or even made note of it even though the article concerned Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat who was here when 9/11 hijackers where here in Sarasota. Muneer Arafat raised funds for Hamas (Holy Land Foundation). Muneer Arafat's roommate prior to Sarasota was Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel an Al-Qaeda procurement agent, gee what a coincidence.
U.S. LOOKS FOR LOCAL TERROR TIES, SOURCES SAY
SOURCE: Karen Branch-Brioso, And Peter Shinkle
Of The Post-Dispatch
PUBLICATION: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
DATE: January 20, 2003
EDITION: FIVE STAR LATE LIFT
PAGE: A1 FRONT PAGE:
A wide-ranging federal grand jury investigation in St. Louis is looking into possible terrorist connections in the Muslim community here, according to people familiar with the inquiry. Among the subjects of the investigation are two small mosques, Muslim businessmen and fund-raising efforts for Palestinian groups. Prosecutors also have asked grand jury witnesses about Ziyad Sadaqa, a former resident of Columbia, Mo., and the St. Louis area who bought the satellite telephone that al-Qaida leader Osama bin-Laden used to plot the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Sadaqa, who was never charged in the bombings, raised money here for Palestinian groups. He reportedly was killed in an auto accident in Saudi Arabia last year, but federal authorities apparently suspect he may still be alive. “The feds thought that this Ziyad guy faked his death at hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) to get out of legal trouble,” said a source familiar with the prosecutors’ questioning. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Fagan, who heads the St. Louis anti-terrorism task force formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, would not discuss or even confirm the existence of the investigation.
Ziyad Sadaqa Prosecutors have asked at least two grand jury witnesses about their involvement with Sadaqa in St. Louis, sources said. One of the witnesses was Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in Manchester with Sadaqa and moved in 2000 to Sarasota, Fla., where he became the imam of a mosque. A Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent, Arafat was arrested in November 2002 in Sarasota for overstaying his visa. A federal official from St. Louis was present for his arrest, according to Husni Albargauthi, who is acting as imam at the Sarasota mosque in Arafat’s absence. Just as his immigration hearing came up in Florida, he was transported to St. Louis to testify before the grand jury Dec. 18, sources said. He is now being held at the Jennings City Jail, awaiting return to immigration authorities’ custody in Florida. In an interview with the Post-Dispatch in October, Arafat said he had met Sadaqa at a mosque in Columbia where Arafat was giving a speech. Later, in 2000, the two men rented rooms at a home in Manchester in west St. Louis County. There, they began working on an effort to raise money to send to Palestinians in the Middle East, said Arafat, who said he is no relation to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The Post-Dispatch obtained copies of the minutes, which show that the money was intended for the Islamic Association for Palestine, a Chicago-based group (TERRORISM). The association has been accused by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service of having links to Hamas, the militant Islamic group that runs social service programs in the West Bank and Gaza and which also has claimed responsibility for many terrorist attacks. Rafeeq Jaber, president of the association, said it did receive some money as a result of the St. Louis fund-raiser, though he couldn’t remember how much. He denied his group represents or acts on behalf of Hamas. Arafat said the $20,000 raised at the event went not to the association but to a different organization, the Holy Land Relief Foundation for Relief and Development, in Texas, (a front for the terrorist group Hamas).
The foundation’s use of money has come under scrutiny. In December 2001, the U.S. Treasury Department froze its assets, claiming that the foundation’s leaders were members of Hamas. The department charged that the foundation was Hamas’ main funding arm in the United States and that it funneled money to terrorists. The foundation has disputed the claims and has sued the Treasury Department in federal court in Washington to regain use of its money. Last month, a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted the foundation’s head, Ghassan Elashi, and his four brothers on charges (CONVICTED) that they illegally sold computer equipment through their Dallas-based company to Syria and Libya and laundered money. Also indicted was a Hamas leader, Mousa Abu Marzook (TERRORIST), who allegedly made a $250,000 investment in the company.
Mystery continues surrounding 9/11 connection to Sarasota Abdulaziz al-Hijji family http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/mystery-continues-surrounding-connection-to-sarasota-family/article_ef68fe14-c15e-11e6-9383-bf59ce1499b2.html
RE: FLORIDA BULLDOG, "An unnamed FBI agent stated phone records traced calls from the al-Hijji residence not only to the hijackers, but to other terror suspects as well."
SARASOTA IMAM MUNEER ARAFAT'S ROOMMATE: Ziyad Khaleel, also known as Khalil Ziyad, Ziyad Sadaqa, and Ziyad Abdulrahman, was a Palestinian-American al-Qaeda member, based in the United States, primarily in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Missouri. He had been identified as a "procurement agent" for Osama bin Laden, arranging the purchase and delivery of "computers, satellite telephones, and covert surveillance equipment" for the leadership of al-Qaeda, as well as administering a number of radical Islamic websites as webmaster, including the website of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Among the cities in which he resided at various times were Denver, Detroit, Columbia and Orlando. In 1991, while living in Denver, he was vice president of the Denver Islamic Society. By 1994 he was residing in Detroit and his name and address were reflected in ledgers taken from the Al Kifah Refugee Center, a financial and strategic arm of al-Qaeda. Upon moving to Columbia, Missouri, he was known as Ziyad Khaleel, but began using the surname Sadaqa as early as 1996. That year he was a fundraiser and one of eight regional directors of the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), which the government later determined was a front for al-Qaeda and Hamas.
In the late 1990s, radical Imam Anwar al- Awlaki was approached by an al-Qaeda facilitator known as Ziyad Khaleel, who performed simple tasks for the terror network, for example paying for a satellite phone to be used by Osama bin Laden. Khaleel and Awlaki were both connected to a Yemeni charity, founded by an associate of bin Laden. Awlaki served as its vice president for a time. Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. imam who joined Al Qaeda in Yemen and was killed in a targeted September 2011 drone strike, was revealed as a trainer who advised recruits on how to become a suicide bomber.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com