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Friday, April 20, 2018

Samir Khan The Inspired Terrorist That Hellfire Drones Couldn’t Silence Had Threatened to Kill Bill Warner a Sarasota PI.
Samir Khan The Inspired Terrorist That Hellfire Drones Couldn’t Silence Had Threatened to Kill Bill Warner a Sarasota PI. "Investigators' early portrait of the two brothers accused in the Boston marathon pressure cooker bombings suggests they were driven by extremist Islamic beliefs and told the investigators that they had learned about building explosive devices from Inspire, the online English magazine of the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen set up and authored by Samir Khan." Al-Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan, 25, was a big enough worry while he lived in Charlotte, N.C., that before he disappeared in 2009, federal agents asked the FBI’s special forces unit, Hostage Rescue Team, to help with a likely arrest, the files show. “They only call HRT in if they’re going to extract a body,” said Jack Cloonan, a veteran FBI special agent who served in the bureau’s Osama Bin Laden unit. “Someone must have pushed forward the idea ‘let’s indict him and maybe we’ll get him.’ But somebody overruled it.” The FBI has refused to answer questions about what happened between January 2009, when Charlotte FBI agents contacted the Hostage Rescue Team, and Khan’s subsequent disappearance. See more on Samir Khan here
On Jan. 8, 2009, the FBI raised Khan’s investigation priority from “IT” to “core,” an indication that FBI agents believed that he was not just an al Qaida supporter but someone in close contact with al Qaida’s core leadership. The next day, on Jan. 9, Charlotte agents contacted the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, a Quantico, Va.,-based special forces unit created to respond to terrorist incidents and hostage situations such as aircraft hijackings. A meeting was scheduled in Charlotte for “finalizing operational plans” five days later. What happened to those plans is not publicly known. Subsequent entries in the heavily redacted documents make no mention of them. The last dated entry, on Feb. 17, 2009, said “an anonymous individual” had notified the National Counter-Terrorism Center that Khan had threatened Bill Warner a Sarasota, Fla., private investigator who’d played a role in shutting down a “jihadi website . . . owned by Samir Khan.”

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SAMIR KHAN CONTINUES TO INSPIRE TERRORIST BOMB PLOTS FROM THE GRAVE: Going on 7 years ago, a historic missile strike executed two U.S. citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen. But their viral terror blueprints are still being used by jihadists around the globe, Inspired by Samir Khan. Before Samir Khan’s jihadist dreams came to a sudden fiery end, he insisted, in his first interview with the national news media, The New York Times, that he had done nothing wrong. “I’ve never told anybody to build bombs,” he said. Two years after that interview, the Saudi-born U.S. citizen of Pakistani heritage would publish the most influential bomb-making manual since The Anarchist Cookbook. And two years after that, he would be dead at age 25, vaporized by Hellfire missiles fired by a drone launched from his country of birth. 

It was the first targeted assassination of an American citizen abroad in U.S. history, executed on Sept. 30, 2011, a few weeks past the 10th anniversary of 9/11. By then, Khan had already shown himself to be an uncommonly gifted propagandist. He spread the message of jihad to a generation of young English-speaking recruits like him, and laid a blueprint for waging holy war from behind your computer screen. President Obama called the drone strike “a major blow to al-Qaeda’s most active operational affiliate,” in large part because the missile had managed, somewhat to the surprise of intelligence officials, to kill Khan as well as the intended target, American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and two others. But as successful as the attack seemed at the time, its long-term effectiveness seems far less certain. Indeed, al-Awlaki’s sermons, not to mention the how-to horrors of Khan’s manual, have proven much harder to kill. Khan proclaimed allegiance to Osama bin Laden, published a propaganda zine, and corresponded with al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda cleric whom he would later join in the battlefields of Yemen. Al-Awlaki would soon become the first American to grace President Barack Obama’s hand-picked “kill list.” A U.S. official said in 2010 that Awlaki was working “actively to kill Americans, so it's both lawful and sensible to try to stop him.”
Samir Khan was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1985, and grew up in Queens, New York. He started blogging about jihad, according to the FBI files, in 2004, the year he moved with his family to Charlotte, North Carolina. The FBI first learned of Khan in November 2006, when the 20 year old started publishing blog posts about his support for an Islamic organization linked to terrorism and, according to the FBI documents, advocated for the beheading of journalists and the murder of PI Bill Warner. Two months later, the FBI opened a file on Khan and actively collected intelligence about him. The new batch of documents contains what appears to be the government's first official documentation of when it learned that Khan had connected with al-Awlaki: November 2008. The file says, "Khan has been in contact with Anwar Aulaqi, an FBI San Diego subject who was acquainted with two of the 9/11 hijackers [of American Airlines Flight 77] while serving as the Imam at a mosque in San Diego, California." The rest of the file is redacted. Another file shows an FBI agent requesting permission on January 29, 2009 to travel to the Columbia, North Carolina field office to conduct surveillance on Khan.
There are numerous files dated February 2009 about Khan's contacts, the details of which were redacted, but notations that included Somali individuals. However, one file from February 2009 shows that an FBI counterterrorism agent sent a report to the Charlotte field office to report that the bureau's Public Access Center Unit received an anonymous tip on its "Internet Crime Complaint Center" website claiming that Khan made a death threat against a Sarasota, Florida private investigator, whose name was redacted from the FBI files. A news report about the incident, however, revealed that the private investigator is Bill Warner, who allegedly was responsible for shutting down Khan's blog."May Allah send a hurricane over his house so that he can be wiped out, humiliated," Khan wrote in a blog post, which the FBI underlined for emphasis in its February 17, 2009 report about the death threat.
Samir Khan's magazine has in fact inspired several terrorist plots. In some cases, the connections to the magazine have been obvious, as in cases where plotters have attempted to assemble improvised explosive devices using instructions provided in Inspire magazine's first edition. This happened in July 2011, when U.S. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was arrested as he attempted to assemble explosive devices he planned to use in an attack against a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, that was popular with soldiers from nearby Fort Hood. In November 2011, the New York Police Department arrested Jose Pimentel, also known as Muhammad Yusuf, a 27-year-old Dominican-American. Pimentel was arrested at an apartment in Manhattan as he was allegedly constructing homemade improvised explosive devices, again following the instructions provided in Inspire. Other cases have not been as blatant as those involving Abdo and Pimentel. However, they have involved individuals who were radicalized or motivated by Inspire. As recently as March 15, three men in the United Kingdom  pleaded guilty to terrorism charges related to attending terrorism training camps in Pakistan. The men allegedly were motivated by Inspire. They had discussed attack ideas from the magazine, and the wife of one of the men was convicted in December 2012 on charges of possessing two digital copies of the magazine on a memory card. There are several other recent and notable cases connected to Inspire magazine:
On Nov. 29, 2012, two brothers from Florida, Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, were arrested and charged with plotting attacks in New York. Prosecutors noted that the pair had been motivated by Inspire magazine.
On Oct. 17, 2012, Bangladeshi national Quazi Nafis was arrested as part of an FBI sting operation after he attempted to detonate a vehicle bomb outside New York's Federal Reserve Bank. Nafis reportedly was an avid reader of Inspire magazine.
On Sept. 15, 2012, Adel Daoud, another avid Inspire reader, was arrested after he parked a Jeep Cherokee outside a Chicago bar and attempted to detonate the bomb he thought it contained. His was also an FBI sting operation.
On April 25, 2012, four men were arrested in the British town of Luton and charged with plotting attacks against a British army base. The four were also charged with downloading and possessing six editions of Inspire magazine. They pleaded guilty March 1, 2013.

There have been 17 issues of Samir Khan's Inspire:
Issue 1, released January 2010, provided bomb-making directions.
Issue 2, released October 2010, called for attacks on the U.S.
Issue 3, released November 2010, explosive devices to be put on U.S. bound aircraft.
Issue 4, released January 2011, continued to call for attacks on the U.S.
Issue 5, released March 2011, focused on the "Arab Spring."
Issue 6, released July 2011, focused on the death of Osama binLaden.
Issue 7, released September 2011, focused on September 11, 2001 attacks.
Anwar al-Awlaki & Samir Khan killed Sept. 30, 2011 by CIA.
Issue 8, released May 2012, renewed calls for attacks on the U.S.
Issue 9, also released May 2012, emphasized suicide missions.
Issue 10, released March 2013, called for Lone Wolf attacks on the U.S.
Issue 11, released May 2013, celebrated the Boston Marathon bombing.
Issue 12, released March 2014, called for car bomb attacks U.S. cities.
Issue 13, released December 2014, included instructions for making a “hidden bomb” that could evade airport security checks, and tips as to which airlines should be targeted.
Issue 14, released September 2015, included information on assassination operations, converting black people in America to the cause, military analysis of Charlie Hebdo shooting.
Issue 15, released May 2016, focused on “professional assassinations”
Issue 16, released November 2016, covered pressure cooker bombs, the attack on the USS Cole, and the September 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings.
Issue 17, Issued
On 11 August 2017, Inspire Media Productions: Video Trailer for Inspire Magazine #17 Anticipation "Train Derail Operations".

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