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Orlando-Based Egyptian Travel Agent, Now Held In Jail, Seen As Key Player In Terrorist Movements.
LEO sources | MB26

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.


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1 posted on 09/19/2001 11:14:48 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
Sounds like time for Florida to clean house down there.
2 posted on 09/19/2001 11:17:45 AM PDT by RetiredArmy
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To: RetiredArmy
The flight school suspected of supplying the air taxi service is NOT Embry Riddle, but another with even stronger ties to Middle East.
3 posted on 09/19/2001 11:19:30 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
WOW! Great find, MB26!
4 posted on 09/19/2001 11:19:33 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: dixiechick2000
Thanx. We do what we can.....
5 posted on 09/19/2001 11:20:13 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
Mind Boggling article.

Where oh where have our U.S. security agents been? With the billions with spent for CIA, FBI, where have they been??

6 posted on 09/19/2001 11:20:14 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: Gracey
Fighting the war on (some) drugs. Killing Americans they don't like....that sort of thing.
7 posted on 09/19/2001 11:22:37 AM PDT by KeepUSfree
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To: MindBender26
But, of course, we *mustn't* doubt the true allegiance of Muslims/Arabs in this country.

/sarcasm off

8 posted on 09/19/2001 11:23:05 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: Gracey
Looking for pirated CD's and video's....just like they were told to do by the previous administration.
10 posted on 09/19/2001 11:23:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: MindBender26
Who is LEO services?
11 posted on 09/19/2001 11:23:20 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: Gracey
services = sources
12 posted on 09/19/2001 11:23:40 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: Gracey
The best part is that Ramadan Abdallah lived and taught here openly, under his own name, for three years, openly involved with pro-fundamentalist group called W.I.S.E.

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)

13 posted on 09/19/2001 11:24:15 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: Gracey
The DOJ spent 8 years investigating collegiate sports team names to determine if they were offensive to native Americans.When they weren't checking out right wing extremists (i.e gun owners, church goers).
14 posted on 09/19/2001 11:24:27 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: Gracey
LEO - Law Enforcement Officers, the gun and badge set.
15 posted on 09/19/2001 11:25:25 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: KeepUSfree
Don't try to change subject. Drug profits, particularly heroin, finance Taliban!
16 posted on 09/19/2001 11:26:40 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
Florida....I'm thinking of moving to someplace like....say....Montana. ;-)
17 posted on 09/19/2001 11:27:25 AM PDT by DJ88
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To: MindBender26
>>Central Florida has been a hotbed of terrorist activity, with many of their pilots trained here<<

How many voted for Gore?

18 posted on 09/19/2001 11:27:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: BLueDogDemo,Secret Squid,golitely,LSJohn,Judge Parker,Wallaby,honway,Uncle Bill
FYI
19 posted on 09/19/2001 11:27:52 AM PDT by OKCSubmariner
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To: MindBender26
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.

Time to clean out those little rat nests too!

20 posted on 09/19/2001 11:29:08 AM PDT by holyscroller
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To: MindBender26
Travel agent? How obvious. But, before the attack, who would have thought? I'm glad he's busted!
21 posted on 09/19/2001 11:30:22 AM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: concerned about politics
Ital off
22 posted on 09/19/2001 11:31:20 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: Gracey
Of course, acronyms are context sensitive. I'd always seen LEO = Low Earth Orbit, but in this context, I'm sure that it is, as someone else said, Law Enforcement Officer(s).
23 posted on 09/19/2001 11:31:44 AM PDT by jejones
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To: MindBender26
Gives a whole new meaning to the term "Miami Vice."
24 posted on 09/19/2001 11:33:09 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: MindBender26
Everyone should freep the Long Island Cablevision flag banner here.
25 posted on 09/19/2001 11:33:15 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: MindBender26
Does everyone remember the Egyptian pilot who committed suicide?

Remember how the Egyptians fought tooth and nail to deny the fact that any Muslim would commit suicide or take 100's of people with him.

Remember the futile calling out by members of the crew to stop the suicide dive?

Was that incident a practice run?

26 posted on 09/19/2001 11:36:47 AM PDT by SocialMeltdown
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To: MindBender26
Oh no....they had a damn travel agent....jeesh!!!!
27 posted on 09/19/2001 11:36:54 AM PDT by Dog
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To: MindBender26
Drug profits, particularly heroin, finance Taliban!

The taliban has the most effective anti-opium production policy in the world -- using islamic law. I frankly believe that the taliban are no-compromise types on their morality, and worked on poppy eradication even though it was economically beneficial to afghanistan. for all that, they got kudos from the WOD types.

28 posted on 09/19/2001 11:36:59 AM PDT by gfactor
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To: MindBender26
This is a very good find, MindBender. Thanks for the post.
29 posted on 09/19/2001 11:37:54 AM PDT by spald
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To: MindBender26
Strange. One doesn't see too many Arabs in Florida. I guess they did such a great job of blending in!
30 posted on 09/19/2001 11:39:48 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: Jim Noble
How many will vote for Janet Reno to come in, run a thorough investigation, issue supoenas and root out the criminals? Yessiree, Janet to the rescue!
31 posted on 09/19/2001 11:40:38 AM PDT by Lowcountry
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To: gfactor
Stop accepting the pro-drug pusher, pro-Taliban PR that has been pushed by liberal media for years. Wake up.

Stop trying to change the subject. This is a war for America, not your supposed freedom to be able to inject junk into your arm. 5000 Americans didn't die so you could sniff coke!

32 posted on 09/19/2001 11:41:00 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
Wow, scary... I know of a middle eastern fellow who has lived in this country for a long time (20 years) who has been in the travel agency business. I also know that he harbors some anti-american feelings.. hmmmm I better shut my mouth..
33 posted on 09/19/2001 11:41:42 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: SocialMeltdown
No, that was one psychotic.
34 posted on 09/19/2001 11:41:56 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
...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. They are infecting our campuses.
35 posted on 09/19/2001 11:42:09 AM PDT by map
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To: Lowcountry
I thought you guys might be interested to read this account of September 11th from someone who was basically at Ground Zero: It seems some madmen decided to rename my neighborhood "Ground Zero" ... In fact, if you've been watching NBC camera shots from across the Hudson River the last few days ... you've probably seen my apartment complex as a dark outline against the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center. His entire story is posted at: http://www.ncrepublicans.com
36 posted on 09/19/2001 11:43:30 AM PDT by flwilliams
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To: MindBender26
I have mentioned this once before, but I'll say it again. In general, you can get arabs to talk once they are in custody. They do very poorly under interrogation and often will spill their guts.

It's obvious to me, based simply on the number of arrests, and some reports of material witnesses being cooperative, that this remains the case.

Islamic commandments aside, they're squealing like pigs.

37 posted on 09/19/2001 11:43:36 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: freedomlover
FYI
38 posted on 09/19/2001 11:44:03 AM PDT by TrueBeliever9
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To: MindBender26
I'm also hearing that the doctor in Texas was a major figure in the organization. True?
39 posted on 09/19/2001 11:44:22 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Gracey
in answer to your question about the cia read this it is the best article I've seen on the subject: http://opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=95001160
40 posted on 09/19/2001 11:46:03 AM PDT by tommytrifecta
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To: Dog Gone
As long as you have three of any group under arrest and seperated, with knowledge they will not get back together, they will open up.

200 Woggies??? It's dial information, and information is answering every time!

41 posted on 09/19/2001 11:46:11 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: Hatteras
I'm also hearing that the doctor in Texas was a major figure in the organization. True?

San Antonio Radiologist. Primarilly $

42 posted on 09/19/2001 11:47:14 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
...Abdallah here in US, especially under Clinton.

I'm going to go ballistic. This is unf**king believeable.

43 posted on 09/19/2001 11:50:30 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: MindBender26
LEO Thanks. My brain now remembers.
44 posted on 09/19/2001 11:51:28 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: MindBender26
I see this is all going on in your back yard. I won't ask where you get your data.
45 posted on 09/19/2001 11:52:20 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: Gracey,DoughtyOne,JohnHuang2,lawgirl,MJY1288
We need to contact our Congress Critters and tell them to pass President Bush's nominees - we need to get all the Clinton appointees OUT of the INS, and the Visa and Passport offices.

We also need to get our American programmers (not those H-1B's from Asia and India!!) to hook up the computer systems of the FBI, and INS so that when a Visa expires, someone knows to go look for the person who is now "out of status" and ship them back to wherever they came from.

46 posted on 09/19/2001 11:54:34 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity
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To: BlueLancer
we *mustn't* doubt the true allegiance of Muslims/Arabs in this country.

I have some Arab relatives. (I'm of Middle Eastern christian ancestry myself). Most are in California - and they are a mixed bag regarding allegiance. Some are very anti Israel having had relatives killed in Bierut.... these are the younger ones. Older relatives such as my parents generation are VERY loyal to America and VERY Republican.

48 posted on 09/19/2001 12:00:45 PM PDT by Gracey
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To: BlueLancer
we *mustn't* doubt the true allegiance of Muslims/Arabs in this country.

I have some Arab relatives. (I'm of Middle Eastern christian ancestry myself). Most are in California - and they are a mixed bag regarding allegiance. Some are very anti Israel having had relatives killed in Bierut.... these are the younger ones. Older relatives such as my parents generation are VERY loyal to America and VERY Republican.

49 posted on 09/19/2001 12:00:46 PM PDT by Gracey
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To: KeepUSfree
Killing Americans they don't like....that sort of thing.

Sounds a little far fetched. Do you believe this?

50 posted on 09/19/2001 12:03:44 PM PDT by Gracey
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