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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Court Rules Privacy of Sarasota al-Hijji Family, 9/11 Suspects and FBI Agents Outweighs Public Interest While Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat Gets a Pass.


FLORIDA BULLDOG WRITES OCT. 2nd 2019: 9/11: Split court rules privacy of suspects, FBI agents outweighs public interest in knowing. A split federal appeals court largely denied Florida Bulldog’s effort to compel the FBI to open up additional files about 9/11 after concluding that the public interest in knowing what happened is outweighed by the privacy interests of suspects, witnesses and FBI investigators. “A bare interest in learning who may have been involved in the 9/11 attacks ‘falls outside the ambit of the public interest that the [Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)] was enacted to serve,’” wrote 11th Circuit Judge William Pryor in a 79-page opinion issued last week. Judge Adalberto Jordan concurred. Judge Beverly B. Martin disagreed strongly in a partial dissent. The FBI contributed to this public interest in the case when it publicly disputed the Bulldog’s initial 2011 article on the al-Hijjis.” That article reported about the Saudi family of Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji who moved abruptly out of their Sarasota area home about two weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks, leaving behind their cars, clothes, furniture and other belongings. The FBI later investigated and according to its own reports found “many connections” between the al-Hijjis and the hijackers. The FBI did not inform Congress, according to former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11. SEE MORE CLICK HERE.
Time to get real here, time to find out why the Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported on the multitude of direct links to funding terrorism and direct link to a Al-Qaeda core member by Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat? Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji attended the ISSB Mosque from 1995 to August 2001, the Imam was Muneer Arafat from March 2000 to February 2005. Prior to coming to Sarasota in March of 2000, Muneer Arafat was a roommate of al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel in the St louis area. Khaleel supplied communication equipment for Osama bin-Laden used in the 1998 Africa Embassy bombings. Imam Muneer Arafat had direct ties to a Al-Qeada agent prior his to arrival in Sarasota just 3 months prior to Mohamed Atta and 2 other 9/11 hijack pilots arrival in late June 2000.
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 terrorist group Hamas. Ziyad Khaleel was also directly linked to Imam Anwar al-Awlaki who assisted the two 9/11 hijackers in San Diego and then again in Falls Church VA.

In late November 2002 Imam Muneer Arafat was arrested by ICE and the FBI for visa violations in Sarasota and shipped off to St Louis to testify in a Federal Grand Jury investigation into ties to the 9/11 terror attack. When Muneer Arafat returned to Sarasota in December 2002 it appears the FBI flipped him and he supposedly was working for them. Muneer Arafat was wearing a wire for the FBI and was involved in a FBI terrorism investigation from December 2002 to end of 2003 in Sarasota Fl. Muneer Arafat was arrested again in Sarasota Fl on 5/10/2003 for running a red light and having no drivers license, up to this point Arafat never had a drives license in the US even though he entered the US in the late 1980's.
DEAD OR ALIVE, FUND-RAISER DRAWS INTEREST OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES. Zihad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel.
SOURCE: Karen Branch-Brioso
Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau
Peter Shinkle Of The Post-Dispatch Contributed To This Report.
PUBLICATION: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
DATE: January 20, 2003
SECTION: NEWS
EDITION: FIVE STAR LATE LIFT
PAGE: A6
WORD COUNT: 1,098

St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on January 20, 2003:

In life, Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel attracted the interest of federal investigators who wanted to find out whether he was a knowing accomplice to terrorists or their unwitting tool. In death - if he is dead - he is still provoking questions. While living in Columbia, Mo., in 1996, Sadaqa bought the satellite telephone that authorities say Osama bin Laden used to orchestrate the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Sadaqa testified before a federal grand jury but was never charged.

Above St Louis Post-Dispatch article was Page 1 news on Jan. 20, 2003 with direct links to Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat and a Federal Grand Jury investigation to links to 9/11 terror attack but was never reported in the Sarasota Herald Tribune or ABC7 News, why did Muneer Arafat get a pass from the Sarasota Media??  U.S. LOOKS FOR LOCAL TERROR TIES, SOURCES SAY; 2 MOSQUES, FUND RAISING DRAW  SCRUTINY OF FEDERAL GRAND JURY. (NEWS)..FRONT PAGE Article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) | January 20, 2003 | Branch-Brioso,  Karen; Shinkle  St. Louis Post-Dispatch…Byline: Karen Branch-Brioso, And Peter Shinkle Of The Post-Dispatch. 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. Prosecutors asked grand jury witnesses about Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, a former resident of Columbia, Mo., and the St. Louis area who bought the satellite telephone that al-QaEda leader Osama bin Laden used to plot the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in  Kenya and Tanzania. 
Imam Muneer Arafat bragged about working for the FBI and made public his activity in Sarasota from December 2002 to end of 2003 when he was called as a witness in the Sami Al-Arain terrorism trial in Tampa. Imam Muneer Arafat told the court he was working as a confidential informant for the FBI and they paid him $35,000 for his efforts in a unspecified case in Sarasota Fl.
The only Sarasota FBI terrorism investigation I am aware of that took place in 2002 through 2003 is the one run by FBI agent Thomas Baugher and involved Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji who just happened to have attended the same Mosque where the Imam was Muneer Arafat from March 2000 to Feb 2005 and it became known that Arafat later worked for the FBI as an undercover CI wearing a wire in late 2002 through 2003. 
Muneer Arafat would have had direct contact with Sarasota FBI agent Thomas Baugher and the Sarasota Police Dept. and Sarasota County Sheriff Office Detectives during the 2002 - 2003 Sarasota investigation. According to a FDLE report of December 8, 2003 given by Sarasota FBI agent Thomas Baugher, "The source also spoke to Muneer ARAFAT as the Imam of the local mosque and that ARAFAT was a member of the Islamic Brotherhood (in Kuwait same time as KSM), who follows a radical belief and teachings of ALBAZ, and wishes harm to the United States".

Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat is a member of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood’s Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya (“Islamic Call Committee”) along with 9/11 Boss Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224 and later under section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)) by Secretary of State Colin Powell on January 9, 2003. On January 9, 2003, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of Treasury listed the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa as a specially designated global terrorist (SDGT), and blocked all of its assets.

Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat follows the radical belief and teachings of Saudi Shaikh Al-Baz a leading proponent of the rigid Salafi form of Islam. Muneer Arafat wishes harm to the United States. The Salafi movement controls hundreds of religious schools, orphanages and other organizations around the world, in which young people are indoctrinated into this new and hate-filled view of the world. The Salafi sect, the most extreme of Islamic movements, to whose ranks Osama Bin Laden and his associates belonged, as did terror Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, and so does ISIS. The origins of Salafi jihadism can be traced to the Muslim Brotherhood, the seminal organization for Islamic terrorism, of which Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat belongs.


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