Sarasota Herald Tribune Panders to Local Mosque Whose Prior Imam Muneer Arafat Was Linked to Al-Qaeda ‘As Mosque Grows Attention to Outreach’
Friday, June 27, 2014
Sarasota Herald Tribune publishes “touchy feely puff piece” on the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton at 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota whose prior Imam Muneer Araft was directly linked to Al-Qaeda terrorists and the uber-rich Sarasota Saudi family that hosted 9/11 terrorist Mohamed Atta and others at their home in Prestancia, WTH? The author of the piece Youssra el-Sharkaway is/was a reporter for The Egyptian Gazette. Who helped fund the $2.6 Million dollars to build this Mosque, uber-rich Sarasota Saudi’s Esam Ghazzawi and Abdulaziz al-Hijji were on Terror Watch List and link to Saudi Prince Fahd bin Salman the Sarasota Mosque and Hijacker Mohamed Atta Before 9/11/2001.
SARASOTA – Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton. When Shiraz Hassan began praying at the area’s only Islamic worship center 20 years ago, he could count the congregation on one hand. Worshipers met in a small room in a modest home in north Sarasota. Today, he is among more than 300 Muslim families who worship at a $2.6 million, 11,350-square-foot mosque at 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. The ISSB, which was founded three years ago, contains a large domed mosque built in Islamic style and ornamented with Arabic calligraphy of verses taken from the Holy Quran. “As a mosque we didn’t face any racism. On the contrary, our neighbors are very helpful and the police also help us during the mass of the weekly Friday prayer,” he said. see http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140626/ARTICLE/140629733/2416/NEWS?p=3&tc=pg
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, his photo above, 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. Wissam Hammoud, 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. See FDLE report https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/785160-wissaum-hammoud-interview-2004-about-sarasota.html
Wissam Hammoud told investigators that he often exercised with Abdulaziz al-Hijji and that the two played soccer together on property surrounding a Sarasota mosque“….The “Sarasota Mosque” is the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center on Lockwood Ridge Rd, at the time (6/2000 to 1/2001) the Holy Man at the mosque was Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat, see http://billwarnermyblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/sarasota-imam-muneer-arafat-linked-to-al-qaeda-agents-in-usa-turned-fbi-informant-appears-to-be-now-in-the-federal-witness-protection-program-wth/.
SARASOTA HERLAD TRIBUNE 9/11/2013…Lawsuit asks FBI to release Sarasota 9/11 documents. Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks that included three hijacker pilots trained in Venice, the terrorists’ alleged interaction with a high-echelon Saudi family that lived in Sarasota remains shrouded in secrecy. “Sarasota Saudi Family Had Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Wissam Hammoud and Adnan El-Shukrijumah over to 4224 Escondito Circle Prior to 9/11 Attack
Muneer Arafat, 50, the Sarasota Imam and Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel’s prior roommate was arrested by BICE on Nov 22nd 2002 in Sarasota Fl (6 days after I took the surveillance photo of his vehicle in Sarasota) for over staying his visa on immigration charges, the FBI shipped Muneer Arafat back to St Louis MO to face a Grand Jury. Muneer Arafat had registered his 2000 Isuzu Trooper SUV in East St. Louis IL and was driving around Sarasota Fl with Illinois plates.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com