FBI Covered Up Investigation of Sarasota Saudi Family’s Links to 9/11 Terrorists and Muslim Mafia Support Network Says Private Eye

UPDATED Saturday August 1st 2015

Venice-Nokomis-Sarastoa support network for 9/11 Hijackers still in place.

Sarasota Muslim Mafia
FBI Lied to Congress about Sarasota Fla Saudi Family’s Ties to 9/11 Hijackers. Hijack Pilots Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah’s Support Network In Sarasota Fl Includes Esam Ghazzawi, Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Muneer Arafat. From March of 2002 up to April of 2005 I was involved with and initiated parts off a multi Law Enforcement Agency investigation of an assortment of Muslim men of Saudi, Moroccan and Palestinian background that appeared to be a support network for the 9/11 hijackers in Sarasota Fl who all linked to the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton Mosque. This time period appears to the same time period that the Miami Herald Media Co. has joined the Herald-Tribune Media Group in urging a federal judge to make the FBI disclose details of its long-running Sarasota 9/11 investigation. FBI agent Thomas Baugher told me at one of our meetings in Sarasota at the SRQ Police Department Intel Unit ”THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES IN TERRORISM.” The two media companies want to be heard in an existing federal lawsuit against the agency by Broward Bulldog, an independent news-gathering organization in Fort Lauderdale for information of a FBI 2OO2 investigation in Sarasota Fl, see http://www.theledger.com/article/20130930/NEWS130939973
Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel had been roommates with Imam Muneer Arafat during the time period when he was obtaining communication equipment for Al-qaeda boss Osama bin-Laden. Imam Muneer Arafat came to the Islamic Society of Sarasota-Bradenton Mosque on Lockwood Ridge Rd as their ‘holy man” in March of 2000, just a few months before Mohamed Atta and two other 9/11 Hijackers show up in nearby Nokomis Fl in June of 2000.
WASHINGTON POST…In the mid-1990s, Esam Ghazzawi’s name arose when investigators of the renowned corrupt bank BCCI were trying to recover assets from Saudi Prince Fahd bin Salman, and the prince argued that his assets were being held in another account under Esam Ghazzawi’s name. Arlington VA real estate records indicate that Esam Ghazzawi owned a two-story penthouse apartment in The Atrium apartment building, on Key Boulevard in Rosslyn, which he purchased in 1992. The penthouse was deeded over to Zuhair Ghazzawi in 1997, and Zuhair Ghazzawi sold it in 2003.
SARASOTA FL….Just two weeks before 9/11, and after meetings and calls with ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers, Saudi nationals, ESAM GHAZZAWI and ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI and ANOUD AL-HIJJI, abandoned three cars, including a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, in the garage and driveway of their Sarasota home. In their haste to leave the country, they also left behind opulent furniture. A safe, however, was cleaned out. They also took a computer. ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI is also fouind in documents in the USA as ABDULAZIZ AL-HIIJJII. The Sarasota home at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238, was owned by Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi financier. He’d been on an FBI watch list for terror-fundraising. The FBI, however, never briefed the 9/11 Commission about his and the other Saudi occupants’ connections to the hijackers. Congress also was left in the dark about the house search.
The FBI lied to Congress about the deep ties between a Florida Saudi family—that abruptly fled weeks before the 9/11 terrorist attacks—and the hijackers who carried out the plot, according to alarming new records uncovered by a journalism watchdog that’s led the effort to expose the government cover-up. This scandal has been circulating for years and only a Florida journalism watchdog along with a few local papers have bothered covering it, though it’s huge.

Anoud al-Hiijjii’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, is a well-known interior designer and financier in Saudi Arabia who owned multiple properties in the United States, including the Prestancia home. The family bragged that Ghazzawi had a close relationship with the Saudi royal family. The sudden departure two weeks before 9/11 was tracked in detail by the FBI after the attacks, the counterterrorism agent said. First they all left in a white van on or about August 30th, 2001, they then flew to a Ghazzawi property in Arlington, Va., then — with Esam Ghazzawi — to Riyadh by way of Dulles and Heathrow airports.

Wissam Hammoud, Abdulaziz al-Hijji and Mohamed Mezroub Link To Sarasota Mosque on Lockwood Ridge Rd and Al-Qaeda Linked Imam Muneer Arafat Prior to 9/11. 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.”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 (March/2000 to August/2001) the Holy Man at the mosque was Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat.

December 6th, 2014…Al-Qaida chief of global operations Adnan el-Shukrijumah was killed in raid by Pakistani military, Adnan el-Shukrijumah linked to Sarasota Saudi Family prior to 9/11. Terrorist Adnan el-Shukrijumah Joined Al-Qaeda in 1996 and was Playing Soccer At Islamic Society Sarasota Bradenton Mosque Prior to 9/11/2001, What the Hell? Two retired militants, contacted by McClatchy for confirmation of Shukrijumah’s death, recognized him from photographs published by Pakistani news outlets after his killing.

During the time frame of March 2000 to August 2001 the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl was home to Jihad Imam Muneer Arafat whose prior roommate in East St. Louis was Osama bin-Laden’s Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil. Wherever Imam Muneer Arafat went his close friend and often roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil was not far behind. The short list of Muslims directly linked to terrorism who visited the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton (ISSB) during the time frame are Jihad preaching Muneer Arafat, terrorist Wissam Hammound (in prison), Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah (dead), Abdulaziz al-Hijji (who met with 9/11 hijackers in his Sarasota Home), Sami Al-Arian (arrested and jailed) and Mazen Al-Najjar (deported). FDLE documents stated that imprisoned terrorist Wissam Hammoud told the FBI in 2004 that Abdulaziz al-Hijji was an acolyte of Osama bin Laden who prior to 9/11 had introduced him to Adnan el-Shukrijumah at a soccer game at the Sarasota mosque, Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.

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.

TAMPA TRIBUNE…Saudi Rescue…The Phantom Flight From Florida. The hastily arranged flight out of Raytheon Airport Services, a private hangar on the outskirts of Tampa International Airport, was anything but ordinary. It lifted off the tarmac at a time when every private plane in the nation was grounded due to safety concerns after the Sept. 11 attacks. For private investigators Dan Grossi and Manuel Perez, the bodyguards on the Lear, it was a trip they can’t forget. Grossi said Tampa police intelligence detectives called him about 11 a.m. Sept. 13, needing help with a special situation: They had been watching three young Saudi men – at least one a student at the University of Tampa – at their south Tampa apartment, and the trio was scared and wanted to go home. Lexington police Lt. Mark Barnard confirmed a Saudi relative had asked for help in getting protection for the men in Tampa. Two off-duty detectives were assigned. Tampa police records list Sultan bin Fahad as the one requesting the security detail.

In sworn statements after 9/11, former Taliban intelligence chief Mohammed Khaksar said that in 1998 Prince Turki, chief of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Department (G.I.D.), sealed a deal under which bin Laden agreed not to attack Saudi targets. In return, Saudi Arabia would provide funds and material assistance to the Taliban, not demand bin Laden’s extradition, and not bring pressure to close down al-Qaeda training camps. Saudi businesses, meanwhile, would ensure that money also flowed directly to bin Laden. A former Clinton administration official has claimed—and U.S. intelligence sources concurred—that at least two Saudi princes had been paying, on behalf of the kingdom, what amounted to protection money since 1995. The former official added, “The deal was, they would turn a blind eye to what he was doing elsewhere. ‘You don’t conduct operations here, and we won’t disrupt them elsewhere. ”

American and British official sources, speaking later with Simon Henderson, Baker Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, named the two princes in question. They were, Henderson told the authors, Prince Naif, the interior minister, and Prince Sultan. The money involved in the alleged payments, according to Henderson’s sources, had amounted to “hundreds of millions of dollars.” It had been “Saudi official money—not their own.” Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (1954 – July 25, 2001) was a member of the Saudi Arabia royal family, the son of the Governor of Riyadh Province, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. After graduating from King Saud University in Riyadh, Prince Fahd studied business administration in the United States. Prince Fahd bin Salman’s younger brother, Prince Ahmed bin Salman owned the renowned racing stable The Thoroughbred Corp. and introduced him to the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Prince Fahd bin Salman then acquired his own stable of Thoroughbred racehorses in the United Kingdom. The Saudi Royal Court today, 7/25/2001, announced the death of His Royal Highness Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of heart failure he was 46.

In Lexington, Kentucky, the mecca of Thoroughbred racing in America, Prince Ahmed bin Salman, his photo above,, a nephew of King Fahd’s, had been attending the annual yearling sales. After the 9/11 attacks, Ahmed quickly began to round up members of his family for a return to Saudi Arabia. He ordered his son and a couple of friends, who were in TAMPA Florida, to charter a plane and get themselves to Lexington to connect with the plane he was taking home. An F.B.I. memo written two years after the exodus appears to acknowledge that some of the departing Saudis may have had information pertinent to the 9/11 investigation. On the flight was Prince Ahmad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, his cousin, Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah and his nephew, Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz (Prince Fahd bin Salman who links to Esam Ghazzawi).
Three prominent members of the Saudi royal family die in mysterious circumstances. Prince Ahmed bin Salman, a nephew of the Saudi king, prominent businessman, and owner of the winning 2002 Kentucky Derby horse, is said to die of a heart attack at the age of 43. The next day, Prince Sultan bin Faisal, another nephew of the king, dies driving to Prince Ahmed’s funeral. A week later, Prince Fahd bin Turki supposedly “dies of thirst” in the Arabian desert. Seven months later, on February 20, 2003, Pakistan’s air force chief, Mushaf Ali Mir, dies in a plane crash in clear weather, along with his wife and closest confidants. Private Eye reports: “Prince Fahd bin Salman, eldest son of … Prince Salman, the governor of Riyadh … a court case brought by the BCCI liquidators over the little matter of $397,000 owed to the rogue bank. Since 1994 the liquidators had been seeking repayment of this money under a guarantee given by the prince for the overdraft of an offshore company, Colchest Corporation N.V. In an unusual response, Prince Fahd sought to offset against this debt money held at another BCCI branch in the name of one Esam Ghazzawi, claiming that this was his money. The court of appeal rejected this suggestion on the basis that it was unclear who owned what in the Ghazzawi accounts.” In his 2003 book Why America Slept, author Gerald Posner writes that Prince Ahmed bin Salman (brother of Fahd bin Salman) had ties to al-Qaeda and had advance knowledge of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota to Panama City Fl, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com

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