WHY didn’t Al-Qaeda linked Muneer Arafat and his terrorist pals linked to ISSB attract FBI’s attention in Sarasota Fl during 2000 maybe we could have averted 9/11.
Monday, February 05, 2018
WHY didn’t Al-Qaeda linked Muneer Arafat and his terrorist pals linked to the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) attract the FBI’s attention in Sarasota Fl during 2000 maybe we could have averted 9/11. Terrorist Imam Anwar al-Awlaki attracted the FBI’s attention in 1999, because of alleged contact with an al Qaeda agent who bought a satellite phone for Osama bin Laden to be used in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa. Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa purchased the phone for bin-Laden, in 1999 his roommate in the St Louis area was Muneer Arafat who became the Imam at the Sarasota Fl Mosque in March 2000 just prior to Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 hijack pilots showing up in nearby Osprey Fl. WHY didn’t Al-Qaeda linked Muneer Arafat and Mohamed Atta and his hijacker pals attract the FBI’s attention in Sarasota Fl during 2000 maybe we could have averted the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The investigation of terrorist Imam Anwar al-Awlaki was closed in 2000 because of lack of evidence. Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa purchased a $7,500.00 satellite phone and 400 min of time and had it sent to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Osama bin Laden uses the satellite phone to direct al-Qaeda’s operations world wide. Imam Muneer Arafat was a fund raiser who gathered up $20,000 for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) in Texas a front for Hamas which was under investigation by the FBI before Arafat came to the Sarasota Mosque, what the hell?
The first time the Obama administration carried out a targeted killing operation against an American citizen was in September 2011, when a C.I.A. drone killed the radical preacher Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen; officials said little publicly about the operation. The White House acknowledged that four American citizens had been killed in drone strikes during Mr. Obama’s time in office. According to the White House, only Mr. Awlaki had been intentionally targeted. US Citizen Samir Khan was killed along with Anwar al-Awlaki by a CIA-DOD hell fire missile in Yemen. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.
Al-Qaeda propagandists Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen orchestrated at least 4 terror attacks that hit or missed inside the USA. Anwar al-Awlaki was linked to the 9/11 hijackers while in San Diego. My pal Samir Khan, who turned out to be an Al-Qaeda core member, put me on a hit list and posted death threats about me along with a YouTube terror video called “Return of the Blog” dedicated to me Bill Warner PI, see FBI report above.
SUMMER OF 2000 TERRORISTS ARRIVE IN SARASOTA FL: Yeah it was just another day in paradise in Sarasota Fl on Tuesday June 27th, I was working a PI surveillance case in Nokomis just south of Sarasota, everyday had been the same bright and sunny temp in the 90’s with high humidity, tough to be outside sitting in a car watching someone but ideal weather for Middle Eastern Muslim radicals Ziad Samir Jarrah from Lebanon, Mohamed Atta from Egypt, and Marwan Al-Shehhi from United Arab Emirates, (seen in photo above), who were just moving into Sarasota County. Apparently the 9/11 pilots were going to meet with the Sarasota Saudi al-Hijji family at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah could also have been coming to the al-Hijji house at 4224 Escondito Circle in Prestancia from at least 1995 as he was living in Miramar Fl at that time. Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah and Sarasota Saudi Abdulaziz Al-Hijji both moved to South Florida in 1995. “In mid-August 2001, Abdulaziz al-Hijji, purchased a new vehicle and renewed the registration on several other vehicles at the Sarasota County tag office on South Tamiami Trl near his home in Prestancia, so why did he ‘bug out’ just days later in August, prior to the 9/11 attacks?
Another was Adnan Shukrijumah, a former Miramar resident identified as having been with Mohamed Atta in the spring of 2001. But it was the gate records at the Prestancia development that produced the most telltale information. People who arrived by car had to give their names and the home’s address they were visiting. Gate staff would sometimes ask to see a driver’s license and note the name. LICENSE PLATES PHOTOGRAPHED. More importantly, he added, the license plates of cars pulling through the gate were photographed.
Mohamed Atta is known to have used variations of his name, but the license plate of the car he owned was on record. The vehicle and name information on Atta and Jarrah fit that of drivers entering Prestancia on their way to visit the home at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. Within 30 days of Al-Qaeda hijack boss Mohamed Atta arriving in the Sarasota area he purchased a 1989 red Pontiac Grand Prix LE from a Venice Fl car dealer and had the vehicle registered with the Sarasota County Tag office with plate number D79DDV using his Egyptian drivers license, B000353t-Egypt as ID.
BROWARD BULLDOG, INC.,
and DAN CHRISTENSEN,
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, and
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION,
DEFENDANTS’ NOTICE OF IN CAMERA FILING
On November 25, 2015, defendants delivered to the Court four (4) boxes of classified material, for in camera review.
PARTIAL COMPLAINT: Plaintiffs learned from Larry Berberich, head of security at Prestancia Sarasota Fl that the license plates of vehicles that had passed through the Prestancia community’s north gate in the months before the 9/11 attacks, coupled with the identification documents shown by incoming drivers on request, showed that cars driven by Al-Qaeda terrorists Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Walid al-Shehri, Ziad Jarrah, and Adnan Shukrijumah had visited 4224 Escondito Circle Prestancia Sarasota Fl. Mohamed Atta has been identified by the U.S. Government as the leader of the 9/11 hijack team. According to government reports, the 9/11 hijack team consisted of nineteen individuals for four airplanes. Atta piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Walid al-Shehri is reportedly one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11. Marwan al-Shehhi is reportedly the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 175. Al-Shehhi crashed the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Ziad Jarrah is reportedly the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93. After a passenger uprising, Flight 93 crashed into a field in a rural area in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. On August 30, 2001, Ziad Jarrah reportedly purchased a ticket for United Airlines Flight 93. Ziad Jarrah was the second-to-last hijacker to purchase a ticket. Thus, on or about the day that Ziad Jarrah reportedly purchased his ticket for Flight 93, the al-Hijjis reportedly left their luxury home, leaving their newly purchased car in the driveway, along with one or two other cars, a house full of furniture, a refrigerator full of food, clothes in the closet, and an open, empty safe in the master bedroom. While the 9/11 Commission was doing its work, the FBI continued its investigation of the persons at 4224 Escondito Circle but never revealed to the 9/11 Commission their results of the Sarasota Saudi family. The public has a legitimate interest in knowing (1) whether the Saudi nationals who resided at and/or owned the home at 4224 Escondito Circle provided support to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks on the United States; (2) whether the United States government is aware of such support being provided by those individuals; and (3) whether the DOJ and the FBI have concealed information about this investigation from Congress and from the American public.
9/11 LINK TO SARASOTA FL: A report revealing the hijackers met in Florida with a well-connected Saudi family, ESAM GHAZZAWI and ABDULAZIZ AL-HIJJI, who fled to Riyadh just days before the attacks raises fresh concerns about the Saudis’ role in the plot. The Saudi hijackers who entered the country from San Diego also met with Saudi handlers and radical preacher Anwar al-Awlaki. So now we know al-Qaeda had Saudi help from coast to coast. According to the Miami Herald, investigators believe the wealthy Sarasota family at a minimum knew of their 9/11 HIJACKER guests’ evil plans, and possibly aided them. Just two weeks before 9/11, and after meetings and calls with ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers, the Saudi nationals, ESAM GHAZZAWI and ABDULAZIZ 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. 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. Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham headed Congress’ 9/11 inquiry, and says he believes the Bush Administration purposely withheld the information from Congress. “It tends to reaffirm the fundamental theory that the 19 hijackers were not acting alone,” says Graham. “That they could have only completed such a complicated assignment as planning, practicing and executing a very sophisticated plot if they had assistance from people who spoke the English language, who were familiar with the culture of the United States and to provide them with protection, anonymity and support.”
In March 2000 Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Fl. An Imam would wear a Red Kufi – Sarik Takke Islam Prayer Hat – Ottoman Style Sarik Men Kufi, as seen in the photo above. Muneer Arafat was driving a 2000 black Isuzu Trooper with Illinois tag 3678625 in Sarasota. Imam Muneer Arafat is a large man at 5’11 and 270 lbs he was known as the ‘2 Whopper Imam’ for his love of Burger King fast food in the St Louis Area. Muneer Arafat has several links to terrorists and terrorism fund raising and was at one time the roommate of Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel who is an Al-Qaeda procurement agent in the USA. Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel purchased and had shipped a satellite phone to Osam bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombing in Africa.
Muneer Arafat was driving a 2000 black Isuzu Trooper with Illinois tag 3678625 in Sarasota. Muneer Arafat, 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 Federal Grand Jury and he was questioned about his past roommate Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khalil. Muneer Arafat had registered his 2000 Isuzu Trooper SUV in East St. Louis IL in February 2000 and was driving around Sarasota Fl with no drivers license, flying under the radar, Arafat didn’t register his 2000 Isuzu Trooper SUV vehicle with the State of Florida until 2003.
Imam Muneer Arafat’s roommate Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel was linked to terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki when they both lived in Denver CO. Anwar Al-Awlaki first came under the FBI radar due to his association with Imam Muneer Arafat’s roommate Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, the Al-Qaeda procurement agent. The FBI investigated Anwar al-Awlaki from June 1999 through March 2000 for possible fundraising for Hamas, links to al-Qaeda, and a visit in early 2000 by a close associate of “the Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman who is now serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center attack and plotting to blow up NYC landmarks. The FBI’s interest was also triggered because he had been contacted by an al-Qaeda operative who had bought a battery and a satellite phone for Osama bin-Laden, Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa, Muneer Arafat’s roommate.
Ziyad Khaleel – A Designated Terrorist. Purchased a satellite telephone and the battery for Osama Bin Laden that allegedly facilitated the Al-Qaeda attack on the 1998 U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Muneer Arafat the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton from 2000 to 2003 and at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton in 2003 and a frequent visitor in Sarasota Fl afterwards is a member of the Kuwait Muslim Brotherhood. Muneer Arafat the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton was a roommate to al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziad Sadaqa in Columbia MO. 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. Among the cities in which he resided at various times were Denver, Detroit, Columbia and Orlando.
KSM is believed to have been born in Kuwait City into a family originally from the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, age 53, was born March 1st 1964 in Kuwait City and joined the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya a designated terrorist organization at age 16 in 1980. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat, age 54, born May 10th 1963 in Kuwait City, of Palestinian decent. Muneer Arafat joined the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya (LDI) “Islamic Call Committee” a designated terrorist organization when he was in his teens along with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. As per a FDLE Report of 12/03/2003, Special Agent Scott McAllister (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) along with Special Agent Tom Baugher (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and Detective James LaPlante (Sarasota City Police Department) interviewed a confidential informant, under control of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The source spoke of Muneer ARAFAT as the Imam of the local Sarasota mosque and that ARAFAT was a member of the Islamic (Muslim) Brotherhood, who follows a radical belief and teachings of ALBAZ, and wishes harm to the United States. Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Fl in March of 2000 just three months before Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 Hijackers show up in nearby Venice Fl in June of 2000.
Jihad Preaching Holy Man Muneer Arafat Comes to Sarasota Fl in March 2000 His Al-Qaeda Agent Roommate Ziyad Khaleel Goes to Orlando and Sets Up Terrorist Websites.The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Mosque at 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl hired Al-Qaeda and Hamas linked Imam Muneer Arafat in March of 2000, he had been preaching Jihad in the St. Louis area up to the end of 1999. Muneer Arafat and a co-signer purchased a dark blue 2000 Isuzu Trooper SUV in early 2000 in East St Louis Illinois with plate number 3678625, the vehicle had been previously registered in St Louis MO on the other side of the Mississippi river which divides St Louis, Muneer Arafat drove this vehicle to Sarasota Fl, I obtained surveillance photos of this vehicle in Sarasota Fl in 2002 with the same Illinois license plate number. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat, DOB 05/10/1963, admitted in Federal Court Tampa Fl that he was a member of a terrorist group in Gaza. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat worked as a double agent for the FBI, he was paid $35,000 to gather information and wear a wire while meeting with a Sarasota used car dealer who was suspected of shipping vehicles to the Middle East in support of terrorism, this was a ICE case in the beginning. I photographed Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat at the Sarasota used car dealer’s house on at least two occasions. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat lived at a condo complex, Bella Villino, 4130 Central Sarasota Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34238, just a few miles from the Saudi’s address at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238.
The short list of Muslims directly linked to terrorism who visited the Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton (ISSB) are Jihad preaching Muneer Arafat seen in photo above, terrorist Wissam Hammound (in prison), Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El-Shukrijumah, 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 terrorist Adnan el-Shukrijumah at a soccer game at the Sarasota mosque, Islamic Society of Sarasota Bradenton 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Mahomed Shiraz Hassan is the current president of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl and the Nur Academy Islamic School. 17 years ago Mahomed Shiraz Hassan was an Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton board member who approved the Imam in 2000, Muneer Arafat. Mahomed Shiraz Hassan was a board member, a person in charge, at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton beginning in 1997 according to Florida Division of Corporation records. WHY didn’t Al-Qaeda linked Muneer Arafat and his terrorist pals linked to the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) attract the FBI’s attention in Sarasota Fl during 2000 maybe we could have averted 9/11. Mahomed Shiraz Hassan was a continuing Board member of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton from 1997 to 2002, he dropped off the board from 2003 to 2012 and then came back in 2013 to his present position as President in 2017. The Islamic Society applied to Sarasota County in December of 2016 for a special exception to open a private elementary school serving kindergarten through fifth grade. School curriculum would include all the secular subjects, with religious and Arabic classes added. The Nur Academy, as the new Islamic school is called on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota tuition fees are $6,300 per year per student. Mahomed Shiraz Hassan has had minor encounters with hostile people. He ignores them, but he adds that American Muslims are feeling apprehensive since President Trump’s election. “It’s become open season,” he says. Hassan says he’s often asked, “Why don’t you denounce terrorists?” At the Islamic Society of Sarasota-Bradenton, Shiraz Hassan has noticed the same disturbing trend. “Before it was certain right-wing groups would say this, or bloggers would say this, but now it’s become mainstream,” said Mahomed Shiraz Hassan. “The politicians are saying it openly, and it’s become accepted that you can say whatever you want against Muslims and it’s going to be okay.”
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 with Al-Qaeda terrorist Adnan El-Shukrijumah “….The ‘Mosque’ is the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota. FDLE reports buttress key elements of the story, while providing new details: Sarasota cell phone store owner Wissam Hammoud said the two men worked out together at Shapes Fitness in Sarasota. Hammoud stated he met AL-HIJJI through his own relatives in Sarasota, (the Kazbour’s) in 1996. He described AL-HIJJI as a heavy drinker and smoker of cannabis, however very well schooled in Islam. The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported the November 2002 arrest of Imam Muneer Arafat by Federal Agents in Sarasota Fl for overstaying his visa. The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported that after his November 2002 arrest Muneer Arafat was required to give testimony at a Federal Grand Jury Terrorism Investigation in St Louis concerning links to the 9/11 attacks and information about his former Al-Qaeda linked roommate Ziyad Sadqua aka Ziyad Khaeel.
“One witnesses was Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in the St Louis area and moved in 2000 to Sarasota, Fla where he was the Imam of a mosque, the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB), Arafat is a Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent”. The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported on the undercover work (wearing a wire) Muneer Arafat did for the FBI in 2002 regarding a group of Sarasota Muslim businessmen and their links to a terrorism support network. Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenten Mosque at 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl from March of 2000 to the end of 2003. Mohamed Atta and other 9/11 Hijackers followed Muneer Arafat to the Sarasota area in June of 2000. The Sarasota Saudi al-Hijji Family had been members of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB), where Muneer Arafat was the Imam in 2000, from at least 1995 until their departure in August 2001. It would not be unreasonable to maintain that Muneer Arafat also visited the 4224 Escondito Circle house as he was the al-Hijji family’s Imam or Holy Man from March 2000 to August 2001. In St. Louis, from 1996 to 2000, Muneer Arafat became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local mosques that almost exclusively focused on Jihad week in and week out and this got him into trouble with Sheikh Muhammad Nur of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis who at one point banned him from giving lectures at the Gateway Masjid. Muneer Arafat was preaching terrorism, OK to be a suicide bomber. From open court records in Tampa during the Sami al-Arian trial it has been revealed that Muneer Arafat had become an informant for the US Department of Justice (FBI) and they had paid him $35,000 to spy (wear a wire) on a group of Muslim businessmen in Sarasota Fl during 2002, “The FBI Secret Sarasota Saudi Investigation.”
The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported that Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat and his terrorist linked pal Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel had raised $20,000 for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) in Texas a front for the Hamas terrorist organization. On May 27th, 2009, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) president and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas a designated terrorist organization. HLF was incorporated by Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, and Ghassan Elashi. Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulrahman Odeh worked as fund raisers, they all received individual prison terms from 15 years up to 65 years, Muneer Arafat escaped prison time. 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 Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat shows up in Sarasota Fl just prior to Mohamed Atta and his two 9/11 hijack pals showing up in June of 2000. Sarasota FBI Special Agent Thomas R. Baugher, who I met on several occasions at the Sarasota Police Department Intel Division during 2002 and 2003, told me that there are “Never Any Coincidences in Terrorism”.
In late September 2000, Atta and Shehhi decided to enroll at Jones Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, about 20 miles north of Venice. In early October 2000, they took the Stage I exam for instruments rating at Jones Aviation in Sarasota and failed. Very upset, they said they were in a hurry because jobs awaited them at home. Atta and Shehhi then returned to Huffman Aviation in Vencie Fl. Ziad Jarrah pays for phone number 941-960-0434 from Alltell Communications, Jarrah opened a bank account at West Coast Guaranty (First National), in Sarasota, Florida, with a $2,000 cash deposit. Ziad Jarrah buys a 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse, FL TAG T92QBT in Sarasota Fl on November 3rd 2000, he sells this car on the 6th of September 2001. Ziad Jarrah’s name appears on a lease agreement for Falls of Venice, apt. 106, 1001 Center Rd, Venice, Fl. Six weeks after 9/11, agents found that Prestancia’s digital scan system had picked up at least two license plates registered to Mohamed Atta, plate number D79DDV, and Ziad Jarrah plate number T92QBT, another 9/11 terrorist, who had visited the Escondito Circle house in the months leading up to the attacks. The men purportedly identified themselves to security guards. MOHAMED ATTA PHONE RECORDS FOR 941-685-0468, Mohamed Atta’s cellphone was recorded phoning the Moroccan embassy in Washington D.C. at 202-462-7979 and 202-462-7722 on January 2, just before Marwan Al-Shehhi flew to the country, see above records. A FBI counter-terrorism agent said records of incoming and outgoing calls made at the Escondito Circle house were obtained from the phone company (BellSouth Sarasota Fl) under subpoena. Agents were able to conduct a link analysis, a system of tracking calls based on dates, times and length of conversations — finding the Escondito Circle calls dating back more than a year, “lined up with the known 9/11 hijackers.” The links were not only to Mohamed Atta at 941-685-0468 and his 2 hijack pilot pals, the FBI agent said, but to 11 other terrorist suspects, including Walid al-Shehri, one of the men who flew with Atta on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center. Another was Al-Qaeda leader Adnan Shukrijumah, a former Miramar FL resident identified as having been with Atta in the spring of 2001.
EARLE KIMEL, MICHAEL WERNER and ANDY CRAIN STAFF WRITERS
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, September 22, 2001 Page: A1.
Mohamed Atta did patronize local Sarasota bars and businesses. He told the manager of the Outlook bar, across the street from American Legion Post 159 in Venice, that he was from Germany and came to Venice to learn to fly because it was “more cheaper” in the United States. That’s the most significant thing Cathy Meinhart said she remembers about Mohamed Atta. He dressed in khakis and polo shirts and was fairly quiet and aloof. “As I told my family, the only thing I can tell you about him is he drank Bud Light,” she said. Mohamed Atta and several friends were regulars at a Venice bar called the 44th Aero Squadron, decorated in the motif of a bomber-squadron bunker, complete with sandbags. “I never had any problems with them,” said the owner, Ken Schortzmann. “They didn’t want to be bothered, but didn’t drink heavily or flirt with the waitresses, like some of the other flight students.” Mohamed Atta seemed to be the leader. “He had a fanny pack with a big roll of cash in it,” said Schortzmann. Lisa Acosta of North Port said she remembers seeing Mohamed Atta at the 7-11 where she works, in the Siesta Key village area, several times in the spring. She didn’t remember what he bought. A dancer at the Cheetah Lounge in Sarasota also reported seeing one of the 9/11 terrorists at the strip club. Several other Cheetah employees, shown pictures Friday of the 9/11 terrorists who trained in Venice, said they looked somewhat familiar but that the dancer who had recognized one of them wasn’t at work. A club manager escorted a Herald-Tribune reporter out of the club shortly afterward, saying the Cheetah had no comment.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE….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 couple’s, ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI AL-HIJJI, sudden departure two weeks before 9/11 from Sarasota Fl was tracked in detail by the FBI after the attacks. First, they traveled to a Ghazzawi property in Arlington, Va., (see address below) then — with Esam Ghazzawi — via Dulles airport and London’s Heathrow, to Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Ghazzawi and al-Hijji had been on a watch list at the FBI and that a U.S. agency (ICE) involved in tracking terrorist funds was interested in both men even before 9/11. ESAM GHAZZAWI interior designer in Saudi Arabia. The Orient Restaurant – Khobar, is owned, designed & decorated personally by Saudi interior designer Esam Ghazzawi. The place is in Khobar Cornich, next to Ansari furniture. Both of the following Esam Abbas Ghazzawi’s have a wife by the name of Deborah G. Ghazzawi age 60, even though the two Esam A. Ghazzawi’s, seen below, had different DOB’s and different SSN”s.
ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, listed owner of 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL, his DOB…09/01/1954, his SSN..558-96-XXXX. The sons of ESAM A. GHAZZAWI, ADEL ESAM GHAZZAWI and SALMAN ESAM GHAZZAWI also show up at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL at various times prior to September 11th, 2001.
Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
AKAs: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
ABDULAZIZ A. HIJJI
AZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
AZIZ AL HIJJI
SSN: 591-53-XXXX, Issued in Florida 1995
4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL
Name: ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
AKA: ANOUD E. AL
ANOUD E. AL-HIJJI
SSN: 591-53-XXXX, Issued in Florida 1995
Addresses: 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota FL 34238
MARRIAGE INDEX —
Groom Name: ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI
Groom Age: 22
Bride Name: ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI
Bride Age: 17
County: Sarasota, FL
Marriage between ABDULAZIZ A. AL-HIJJI and ANOUD ESAM GHAZZAWI would have taken place at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl in 1995. The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported that after his November 2002 arrest Muneer Arafat was required to give testimony at a Federal Grand Jury Terrorism Investigation in St Louis concerning links to the 9/11 attacks and information about his former Al-Qaeda linked roommate Ziyad Sadqua aka Ziyad Khaeel. “One witnesses was Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in the St Louis area and moved in 2000 to Sarasota, Fla where he was the Imam of a mosque, Arafat is a Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent”. The Al-Hijji’s, were married in May 1995 at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton, they had been in the Sarasota Fl area for at least 6 years prior to 9/11/2001, plenty of time to set up a base of operations for Mohamed Atta and other members of the 9/11 hijackers. Abdulaziz Al-Hijji, DOB 12/28/19723, as per a unpaid parking ticket in Manatee County Fl, was driving a 1999 tan Jeep with Fl Tag VAS14W and had Fl Drivers license number A420001734680 with a issue date of 09-12-1995, he got a duplicate Fl drivers license in 1997, 1998 and 2000.
Convicted terrorist wannabe Wissam Hammoud and terrorist host Abdulaziz al-Hijji played soccer at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Mosque on Lockwood Ridge Rd with Al-Qaeda boss Adnan El-Shukrijumah during the time frame of June 2000 to January 2001 when Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat was there. Mohamed Atta and his crew were also in the Sarasota area at the exact same time period of June 2000 to January 2001 living on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl. It was only 8 miles from Mohamed Atta at his rental house at W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl to terrorist host Abdulaziz al-Hijji’s house at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. Informant Wissam Hammoud, speaking from prison, said al-Hijji “had a lot of hatred towards everyone in America.” He said he had thought al-Hijji “nuts” when he asked him to go fight in Afghanistan. Wissam Hammoud’s 2003 charges were solicitation to commit murder, retaliating against a witness, use of a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he could have got LIFE. Wissam T. Hammoud is currently in the Federal Correctional Insititute in Milan MI, a low security federal correctional institution with a detention center, with a release date of 2023, he will be 57. Wissam Hammoud agreed to cooperate in unspecified terrorist investigations
FDLE REPORT 8th DECEMBER 2003: The Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported that after his November 2002 arrest Muneer Arafat was required to give testimony at a Federal Grand Jury Terrorism Investigation in St Louis concerning links to the 9/11 attacks and information about his former Al-Qaeda linked roommate Ziyad Sadqua aka Ziyad Khaeel. “One witnesses was Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in the St Louis area and moved in 2000 to Sarasota, Fla where he was the Imam of a mosque, Arafat is a Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent”. Imam Muneer Arafat is a Member of Islamic Brotherhood and Wishes Harm to United States, Per FBI Agent Thomas Baugher. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT MUNEER ARAFAT is a member of the Islamic Brotherhood. Muneer Arafat follows a radical belief and teachings of Saudi Shaikh Al-Baz a leading proponent of the rigid Salafi form of Islam, so did Anwar al-Awlaki, and so does ISIS. Muneer Arafat wishes harm to the United States. The Islamic Brotherhood is the Muslim Brotherhood. ‘Salafism’ is a virulent and violent strain of Sunni Islam that gave rise to groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIS, see http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FDLEShukrijumah.pdf
Sarasota Herald Tribune Never Reported Arrest of Imam Muneer Arafat or His Testimony at a Federal Grand Jury Terrorism Investigation in St Louis or His Undercover Work For FBI in 2002. The November 20th, 2002 arrest of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat was front page news in St Louis on January 20th, 2003. On the other hand the Sarasota Herald Tribune never reported the November 20th 2002 arrest of Imam Muneer Arafat by Federal Agents in Sarasota Fl for overstaying his visa. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat’s prior roommate in Columbia MO, Manchester, MO and St Louis was Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel who purchased and shipped a satellite phone for Osama bin Laden to be used in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Africa. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat and Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa were fund raisers who gathered up $20,000 for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) in Texas. On May 27th, 2009, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas a designated terrorist organization. HLF was incorporated by Shukri Abu Baker, Mohammad El-Mezain, and Ghassan Elashi. Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulrahman Odeh worked as fund raisers, they received individual prison terms from 15 years up to 65 years, Muneer Arafat for some reason got a pass.
In January 2003 St Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Karen Branch-Brioso interviewed the then acting Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton to obtain information about Imam Muneer Arafat for her article “U.S. Looks For Local Terror Ties, Sources Say“, this is where she obtained the timeline of Muneer Arafat coming to Sarasota Fl from the St Louis area in March of 2000: U.S. LOOKS FOR LOCAL TERROR TIES, SOURCES SAY; 2 MOSQUES, FUND RAISING DRAW SCRUTINY OF FEDERAL GRAND JURY. (NEWS) 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. Among the subjects of the investigation are two small mosques, Muslim businessmen and fund-raising efforts for Palestinian groups. Prosecutors also have 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-Qaida leaders used to plot the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Sadaqa aka Khaleel, who was never charged in the bombings, raised money here for Palestinian groups. He reportedly was killed in an auto accident in Saudi Arabia last year, but federal authorities apparently suspect he may still be alive. “The feds thought that this Ziyad guy faked his death at hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) to get out of legal trouble,” said a source familiar with the prosecutors’ questioning. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Fagan, who heads the St. Louis anti-terrorism task force formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, would not discuss or even confirm the existence of the investigation. One of the witnesses was Imam Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in Manchester IL...Muneer Arafat is a Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent, Arafat was arrested in November 2002 in Sarasota Fl for overstaying his visa…a Mosque official at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton, Husni Albarguthi, filling in as Imam at the Sarasota Mosque in Arafat’s absence said Muneer Arafat came to the Sarasota Fl Mosque in March of 2000 from the St Louis area and moved into a apartment complex called Bella Villino, 4130 Central Sarasota Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34238, just a few miles from the Sarasota Saudi al-Hijji address at 4224 Escondito Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238.
FDLE REPORT FORT MYERS OFFICE: “One witnesses was Muneer Arafat, who formerly lived in the St Louis area and moved in 2000 to Sarasota, Fla where he was the Imam of a mosque, Arafat is a Kuwaiti of Palestinian descent”. On 20 FEB 2004, Special Agent Scott McAllister and FBI Special Agent Tom Baugher interviewed a Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) who has agreed to testify at trial, who provided the following information: From 11/23/04 until 1/21/04 Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) attempting to raise money for the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB). The ISSB requested that Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) travel to raise money for a new mosque that they hope to build in Sarasota. For his efforts, Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) was promised 20% of all monies raised. Source’s (MUNEER ARAFAT) plane ticket cost $1,800 and the ISSB paid half of this amount. As a general matter, Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) was unsuccessful in raising any money. Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) explained that the UAE is making it extremely difficult for its citizens to donate money to Muslims in the United States due to a fear that this acts will be criminalized under new U.S. anti-terrorism laws and also out of a general sense of retribution for the U.S. restricting its citizens’ donations abroad. Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) kept records of everyone who promised to donate money to the ISSB. All these individuals told Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) that once he returned to the U.S. to mail them an official letter requesting a donation at which time, the donor would send a check or give the letter to their lawyer to disburse the donation. Husni Albarguthi is the current Imam of the ISSB, as of 2/20/2004. Husani Albarguthi is working for free. Husani Albarguthi is married to Ishaq Abuayyash’s sister. Ishaq lives at 101 Nature’s Circle, Sarasota, Florida. Husani Albarguthi also bought Wissam Hammoud’s former store, Budget Mobile, for the sum of $10,000. Khalid Sulieman moved out of Source’s (MUNEER ARAFAT) house in September 2003 and is slowly paying back the money he owes Source (MUNEER ARAFAT). Khalid Sulieman is the main cook at the Sahara restaurant and works as a detailer at Gulf Coast Auto Sarasota Fl. Source (MUNEER ARAFAT) has an offer from the Boca Raton Islamic Center, P.O. Box 3364, Boca Raton, Florida 33427 to be the Imam and principal of the elementary school. Source’s (MUNEER ARAFAT) salary would be $3,000 per month.
As per a FDLE Report of 12/03/2003, Special Agent Scott McAllister (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) along with Special Agent Tom Baugher (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and Detective James LaPlante (Sarasota City Police Department) interviewed a confidential informant, under control of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The source spoke of Muneer ARAFAT as the Imam of the local Sarasota mosque and that ARAFAT was a member of the Islamic (Muslim) Brotherhood in Kuwait, 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”) which was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2001. Imam Muneer Arafat and 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed both joined the terrorist group Kuwaiti Lajnat al Daawa al Islamiyya (LDI) aka Kuwait Muslim Brotherhood “Islamic Call Committee” in 1980, Muneer was 17 and Khalid was 16 years old. Lajnat Al-Da’wa al Islamia (LDI) leadership links to Saudi Royal Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al-Saud. According to a press release from the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al-Saud was identified as the Head of (Islamic) Call Committee in Africa. Background: Kuwaiti Lajnat al Daawa al Islamiyya (LDI) also known as the “Islamic Call Committee”, based in Kuwait, was submitted to the UN for designation as a terrorist origination by a foreign government. Lajnat Al-Da’wa al Islamia‘ (LDI), American intelligence analysts said had provided logistic support to various terrorist groups. In late October 2000, LDI representatives were present in a meeting in Kandahar with Mullah Omar and other collaborators of Usama bin Laden (UBL). During that meeting, there was a commitment made to offer logistical support to Arab volunteers willing to leave Afghanistan, and especially to supply them with vehicles or travel documents in October 2000 almost a full year prior to the 9/11 attacks in USA.