Welcome To Terror Central 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl Provided a Base of Operations For Al-Qaeda Operatives And 9/11 Hijack Pilots like Mohamed Atta.
Post Date Friday, July 18, 2014
Ziad Samir Jarrah (left) Mohamed Atta (center) and Marwan Al-Shehhi (right) all reportedly visited the Sarasota Florida home owned by the Saudi advisor at points before they carried out the heinous 9/11 attacks.
UPDATE April 13th, 2015 ..Daily News UK FBI accused of whitewashing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11 after quashing report about Sarasota Saudi family who mysteriously fled US two weeks before
Yeah it was just another day in paradise Sarasota Fl: It is no coincidence that Mohamed Atta and his 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijack pals just happened to select the Sarasota Fl area as their base of operations during the summer of 2000 and into 2001. It is no coincidence that Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton in the spring of 2000 and into 2003. It is no coincidence that Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz al-Hijji, terrorist Wissam Hammoud and Al-Qaeda terrorist Adnan el-Shukrijumah played soccer at the local Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton during 2000 and into 2001. It is no coincidence that Abdulaziz al-Hijji was visited multiple times from the summer of 2000 and into 2001 by Mohamed Atta, Waleed al-Shehri and other 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijack pals at 4224 Escondito Circle in Sarasota Fl. Sarasota Fl was Terror Central from the summer of 2000 and into 2001. Sarasota FBI Special Agent Thomas R. Baugher, who I met on several occasions at the Sarasota Police Department Intel Division during a terrorist investigation that went from 2002 into 2004, told me that there are “Never Any Coincidences in Terrorism”.
I first contacted FBI agent Greg Sheffield at the Fort Myers office on April 3rd, 2002 via FedEx, (that is where he was working out of) concerning a group of Muslim used car dealers in Sarasota Fl that may have some connection to the financial support of terrorism, see FedEx delivery receipt above. A full scale investigation started in June 2002 based out of the Sarasota Police Department Intel Division with ICE and the FBI: “One key FBI agent in the Sarasota Saudi investigation was Gregory Sheffield, who worked out of the agency’s Tampa field office (in Fort Myers). Following the intensive first months of the 9/11 investigation, Sheffield was promoted to an inter-agency intelligence-gathering job in Honolulu, and has since retired, a source with knowledge of the matter told the Herald-Tribune.” Regarding Sheffield, Julin said: “He at least seems to be someone who would know about the writing of that report, if he didn’t write it himself.”
How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11.
Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food. About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and son-in-law, who beat a hasty retreat back to Saudi Arabia just two weeks before the attacks after nearly a six-year stay here.
FBI Report Reveals Sarasota Saudi Family’s Involvement with Local Support Network For 9/11 Terrorists Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Marwan Al-Shehhi in 2000. Wealthy Saudi businessman Esam Ghazzawi and his son-in law Abdulaziz al-Hijji at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl had multiple visits by 9/11 terror pilots Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah, Marwan Al-Shehhi and most wanted Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah during the time period of June 2000 to August of 2001, prior to the 9/11/2001 terror attack on the USA. Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah could have been coming to 4224 Escondito Circle from at least 1995 as he was living in Miramar Fl at that time. Esam Ghazzawi purchased the property at 4224 Escondito Circle on September 21st, 1995 for $440,000, the support network was now in place. Esam Ghazzawi and Abdulaziz al-Hijjii had been on a watch list at the FBI and a U.S. law enforcement agency (ICE) involved in tracking terrorist funding was interested in both men way before 9/11/2001. ICE is the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement with offices in Bradenton and Tampa Fl that I worked for starting in June of 2002 as a confidential informant (CI) on a money laundering case in Sarasota Fl, the FBI took over the investigation when it linked to support of terrorsim.
Esam Ghazzawi’s son-in law Abdulaziz al-Hijji began attending the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd in 1995, see photo above, Al-Qaeda and Hamas linked Imam Muneer Arafat was hired by the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center in March of 2000, he listed local address’s on Central Sarasota Pkwy and at Nature Circle Sarasota, FL. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating. Esam Ghazzawi purchased the home in Prestancia Sarasota, but did not live there, his daughter, Anoud Al-hijji, and her husband Abdulaziz Al-hijji, lived there. Esam Ghazzawi appears to be now living in Saudi Arabia.
MARRIAGE INDEX —
Groom Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
Groom Age: 22
Bride Name: ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI
Bride Age: 17
County: Sarasota, FL
This marriage between ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI would have taken place at the Islamic Center of Sarasota and Bradneton (ISSB) on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl in 1995.
Al-Qaeda operative Adnan El-Shukrijumah, born August 4th 1975, had been living with his parents in Miramar Fl since early 1995, exact same time frame as when Abdulaziz al-Hijji, born December 28th 1973, shows up at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl, and would have had to drive 210 miles one way, a 3 hour trip, to to get to the home of Abdulaziz al-Hijji in Sarasota FL. Adnan El-Shukrijumah, age 39,is not a Saudi citizen although born there, Abdulaziz al-Hijji, age 40, is a Saudi citizen which indicates to me that Adnan El-Shukrijumah most likely stayed with the Saudi Family in Prestancia or with Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi at the small house on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl that they rented in July of 2000 when he would vist the Sarasota area as early as 1995. Was Al-Qaeda operative Adnan El-Shukrijumah at the wedding of Anoud Al-hijji and her husband Abdulaziz Al-hijji in Sarasota in 1995?
Where ever Imam Muneer Arafat went his close friend and often roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was not far behind. Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was an al-Qaeda procurement agent for Osama ben Laden. In 1998 to 1999 Ziyad Khaleel lived in an apartment near Orlando about a 2 hour drive to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. The FBI investigatedAnwar al-Awlaki, later linked to three of the9/11hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter, and the Christmas Day bomber, beginning in June 1999 through March 2000, after it learned he had been contacted by Ziyad Khaleel.
Ziyad Khalil had links to radical elements in 1999 while at college in the USA. He advertised his modest apartment near the University of Missouri as the local headquarters for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights. That London-based organization, like bin Laden, bitterly opposes the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia. While living in Orlando fl in 1999 and using the pseudonym Ziyad Sadaqa, Khalil registered as the administrative and billing contact for www.palestine-info.net a multilingual site supporting Hamas. Hamas appears on the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations. Khalil’s primary contact with the Al-Qaeda network was Khalid al Fawwaz, who ran bin Laden’s London information office. Al Fawwaz had moved to Great Britain after establishing an al Qaeda cell in Kenya, according to court records.Prosecutors also have alleged that al Fawwaz ran a communications hub for Al-Qaeda network cells around the world.
Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was a roving jack-of-all-trades in the American underground militant Islamic community. His name and Detroit address both appeared prominently in ledgers taken from the Al-Kifah Refugee Center in 1994, a critical international financial and strategic arm of al Qaeda. While in Orlando, Florida, Khaleel served as the regional director for the Columbia, Missouri-based Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), an Islamic charity that had a multimillion-dollar USAID contract cancelled after the U.S. State Department determined that it was not in America’s “national-security interests.” In Columbia itself, Khaleel operated a remote-branch office on behalf of radical Saudi dissidents based in London who were closely aligned with Osama bin Laden. He even added a digitized copy of an infamous al Qaeda propaganda video titled “The Martyrs of Bosnia” to his own short-lived Internet website.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com