Al Qaeda’s North African terrorist offshoot Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has its roots in Algeria and has captured large chunks of territory in Mali, Tunisisa, Niger, Libya, and Mauritania. AQIM has links to September 11, 2001 and
September 9, 2001: Two Tunisians of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) the predecessor of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were sent to Afghanistan by Osama bin Laden, they posed as journalists and assassinated Ahmad Shah Masoud, his photo above, leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in Afghanistan in conjunction with Al-Qaeda’s September 11th attack on the USA. Anti-Taliban Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud was the target of a suicide attack which occurred at Khwaja Bahauddin Afghanistan on September 9, 2001. The attackers were two Arab “reporters”, AQIM terrorists Abdessater Dahmane and Bouraoui el-Ouaer both Tunisians who obtained the “fake” interview with Ahmed Shah Massoud and blew him up with a bomb hidden in their camera. The September 9, 2001 suicide bomb attack in which Dahmane and another man assassinated Ahmed Shah Massoud, the legendary leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in Afghanistan was a vital mission. Taliban support needed to be shored up in anticipation of al Qaeda’s 9/11/01 attack on America.
Dahmane and a fellow Tunisian, Bouraoui el Ouaer, posing as television journalists arranged an interview with Massoud, his photo above. A bomb that had been hidden in the camera exploded. Dahmane, a Tunisian al Qaeda (AQIM) recruit was, like his wife Malika El Around were devoted to Osama bin Laden. The same scenario with a “supposed” interview with President George Bush almost occured just 2 days later in Sarasota Fl at 6 a.m on the morning on September 11th 2001 at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Longboat Key Fl.
Possible Longboat terrorist incident
The Longboat Observer
26 September 2001
by Shay Sullivan
originally at URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20030220064542/http://www.longboatobserver.com/showarticle.asp?ai=1874
By now, most everyone knows President George W. Bush began that fateful day, Sept. 11, on Longboat Key, but the FBI is now investigating whether terrorists also began that fateful day here on the island. At about 6 a.m. Sept. 11, Longboat Key Fire Marshall Carroll Mooneyhan was at the front desk of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort as Bush prepared for his morning jog. From that vantage point, Mooneyhan overheard a strange exchange between a Colony receptionist and security guard.
A van occupied by men of Middle Eastern descent (MUSLIMS) had pulled up to the Colony stating they had a “poolside” interview with the president, Mooneyhan said. The self-proclaimed reporters then asked for a Secret Service agent by name. Guards from security relayed the request to the receptionist, who had not heard of either the agent or plans for an interview, Mooneyhan said. The receptionist gave the phone over to a nearby Secret Service agent, who said the same thing: no one knew of an agent by that name or of any poolside interview. The agent told the occupants of the van to contact the president’s public relations office in Washington, D. C., and turned them away from the premises, Mooneyhan said.
In light of the attacks, Mooneyhan wonders if what he witnessed is related to the events of Sept. 11. So does the FBI. “That’s very strange,” said an unnamed agent with the Sarasota field office of the FBI, who directed agents to look into the matter. Earlier, the FBI questioned a Longboat Key man who also had a strange run-in with a van occupied by men of Middle Eastern descent. At 8:50 a.m. the man stood on the Sarasota bayfront waiting to watch the presidential motorcade pass. A dilapidated van passed him with two men of Middle Eastern descent screaming out the windows, “Down with Bush!’ and raising their fists in the air.” The Longboat Key resident later reported the incident to police, who turned the matter over to FBI agents who questioned him.
“Zainelabdeen Ibrahim Omer, DOB 1/17/1967, see Sarasota Police report above, was living on Parliament St in San Antonio Texas in June of 2001 and appears to have moved to 2566 Hunters Glen Sarasota Fl (apartment complex) sometime prior to the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, from where he called the cops on his cell phone 941-365-5755″. Zaine labdeen Ibrahim Omer called Sarasota police on Sept. 11 at 4:07 am, see police report, hours before Bush left town with concerns about 3 Sudaneese men in town led by “Ghandi” who had made violent threats.” Several hours before the alleged assassination attempt took place of President Bush on 9/11/01, Zaine labdeen Ibrahim Omer delivered his warning. Its right there in black and white in the police report, which was taken at 4.07 AM on the morning of September 11.
The Sarasota police immediately called in Secret Service agents guarding the President, who was spending the night at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, on Longboat Key, just off Sarasota.Within hours Secret Service agents were searching an apartment in Sarasota, where they took a number of Sudanese men into custody. They arrested three occupants from Sudan; they were questioned for the next ten hours, according to one, Fathel Rahman Omer. The Secret Service also raided a beauty supply store in Sarasota, owned by one “Hakim,” who identified the mysterious “Ghandi” as a member of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, Sudan, itself closely allied with the Taliban and Al Qaeda (AQIM) in North Africa.
Did Osama bin Laden send members of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army to Sarasota Fl to kill Pres. George Bush on 9/11/2001 to coinside with the 9/11 terror attacks on NYC and Washington DC just as bin Laden sent two Tunisians of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), the predecessor of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), to Afghanistan posing as journalists and assassinated Ahmad Shah Masoud the leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, a very good plan if it had all worked.
Osama bin Laden had moved to Khartoum, Sudan by 1992 (Source: Newsweek2/1/99), he forms deep links with the country and fosters his terrorist organization. Sudan had begun to allow any Muslim into the country without a visa, in a display of Islamic solidarity. Allegedly, hundreds of suspected terrorists and ex-mujahedeen come to Sudan as a safe haven (Source: New York Times 9/21/98). Bin Laden begins to set up legitimate businesses in the Sudan, including a tannery, two large farms, and a major road construction company. When Saudi Arabia began pressuring Pakistan to get rid of the mujahedeen near the border with Afghanistan, bin Laden reportedly paid for 480 Afghan vets to come work with him.
The Sudanese leaders liked this wealthy Saudi who was enthusiastic about investing in their fledgling Islamic state. Sudan is placed on State Department’s list of countries that sponsor terrorist activities (Source: Washington Post 8/23/98). According to US government charges, bin Laden’s followers try to obtain components of nuclear weapons and begin to work with Sudan’s NIF to develop chemical arms (Source: US News and World Report 10/5/98). According to US intelligence analysts, by January 1994, bin Laden was financing at least three terrorist training camps in North Sudan, where rebels from a half-dozen nations received training. (Source: New York Times 8/14/96). The Sudan expels bin Laden because of international pressure by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden then moves back to Afghanistan. (Source: Jane’s Intelligence Review 10/1/98). Bin Laden issues joint declaration with the Islamic Group, Al Jihad, the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh and the “Jamaat ul Ulema e Pakistan” under the banner of the “World Islamic Front,” which stated that Muslims should kill Americans including civilians–anywhere in the world, Feb 1998.
Malika el Aroud still loves Osama bin Laden. And she loves him even though he sent her husband, Abdessater Dahmane, to die.On September 9, 2001, Dahmane and another man assassinated Ahmed Shah Massoud, the legendary leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. In a August 24th 2006 interview with CNN, Malika El Around said “It’s easy for me to describe the love my husband felt because I felt it myself,” she said. “Most Muslims love Osama. It was he who helped the oppressed. It was he who stood up against the biggest enemy in the world, the United States. We love him for that.” She remarried Moez Garsalloui, a Tunisianin in 2006 , and she and her new husband were convicted in Switzerland for operating pro-al-Qaeda (AQIM) Web sites.
It is possible that the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort pool side interview ruse was an assassination attempt on Pres. George Bush modeled on the one used on anti-Taliban fighter and Northern Alliance military leader Ahmed Massoud two days earlier. The previous April, Massoud addressed the European Parliament and warned of the possibility of al-Qaeda attacking in the West. Longboat Key Fire Marshal Carroll Mooneyhan was reported to have overheard the conversation between the men and the Secret Service, but he later denied the report. The newspaper that reported this, the Longboat Observer, stands by its story. Both Mooneyhan and the Observer reporter were questioned by the Secret Service, but the agency has not commented further. Witnesses have recalled seeing 9/11 hijacker ringleader Mohamed Atta in the Longboat Key Holiday Inn a short distance from where Bush was staying as recently as September 7 2001, the day Bush’s Sarasota appearance was publicly announced see link http://web.archive.org/web/20030220064542/http://www.longboatobserver.com/showarticle.asp?ai=1874