Skip to comments.Orlando-Based Egyptian Travel Agent, Now Held In Jail, Seen As Key Player In Terrorist Movements.
Posted on 09/19/2001 11:14:48 AM PDT by MindBender26
An Orlando based Egyptian national, who owns a Florida travel agency, is now seen by federal agents as a key to terrorist travel into and throughout the US.
The man, who was arrested by FBI agents on Sunday, is being held in a local county jail. The jail is used to house federal prisoners in transit, as there is no federal jail in this area. The suspect's house has been thoroughly searched by federal agents and is now secured by them.
Officials close to the investigation believe the man was a key to terrorist movement into and through the United States in the weeks and months leading up to the attacks on New York and Washington. The hijackers were seen in Florida just before the explosions last week and there are additional reports that the terrorists took the same flights as those seized a week before the hijackings, in an apparent dress rehearsal of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Security at the jail is extraordinarily tight, with federal agents openly armed with MP5 submachine guns in and around the jail.
Central Florida has been a hotbed of terrorist activity, with many of their pilots trained here. In addition to the pilots, the current head of Islamic Jihad went underground as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa for three years in order to escape a Mossad death squad. Reports have circulated for years that the Islamic Jihad leader, Ramadan Abdallah, used Moslem flight students as his own private air taxi service as he traveled from Tampa to visit Moslem Student Associations and other fundamentalist groups on campuses throught the country.
More to come on this.
Where oh where have our U.S. security agents been? With the billions with spent for CIA, FBI, where have they been??
Thought is that he was here because MOSSAD had hit the three other Islamic Jihad leaders, but couldn't kill Ramadan Abdallah here in US, especially under Clinton. (This was 94-97 timeframe)
How many voted for Gore?
Time to clean out those little rat nests too!
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