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FBI Issues Alert Seeking Saudi Linked to Al Qaeda(BOLO in US)
yahoo news ^ | 3/20/02 | reuters

Posted on 03/20/2003 12:39:58 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI (news - web sites) on Thursday issued an alert seeking the public's assistance in locating a Saudi-born man who is it said may be connected to possible threats against the United States.

The FBI issued a "be on the lookout" alert for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, 27, who was born in Saudi Arabia and who it said may try to enter the United States with a Saudi, Canadian or Trinidad passport as well.

"El Shukrijumah is possibly involved with al Qaeda terrorist activities and, if true, poses a serious threat to U.S. citizens and interests worldwide," the FBI said.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adnan; alqaeda; alqeada; elshukrijumah; fugitive; saudi; saudiarabia; terrorism; terrorist
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I'll post a picture as soon as I find one. Picture has been shown on TV news.
1 posted on 03/20/2003 12:39:59 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030320/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/fbi_terror_search_3

WASHINGTON - The FBI (news - web sites) issued a worldwide alert Thursday for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a Saudi national believed to be plotting terrorist attacks as part of al-Qaida.



The FBI is asking for help from law enforcement officials as well as the public in locating El Shukrijumah, who officials say may have been last seen in Miami before he disappeared. His current whereabouts are unknown.


"El Shukrijumah is possibly involved with al-Qaida terrorist activities and, if true, poses a serious threat to U.S. citizens and interests worldwide," the FBI said in a statement.


El Shukrijumah is described as 27, about 5-foot-4 and 132 pounds or heavier. He may or may not be wearing a beard.


Although born in Saudi Arabia, the FBI says El Shukrijumah carries a Guyana passport and could attempt to enter the United States with a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidad passport as well. He has also gone by a half-dozen alias.


The FBI alert did not specify the nature of the threats El Shukrijumah may pose to U.S. interests. One FBI official said El Shukrijumah only recently came to the agency's attention, but the official did not say how.


The alert came as the FBI intensified its effort to interview thousands of Iraqi-born individuals living in the United States to uncover any potential terrorist attacks planned by Iraqi operatives or sympathizers and to protect them from any hate crimes.


The FBI also was actively investigating "others who have links to terrorism," including potential al-Qaida members or sympathizers in America.


Several thousand FBI agents were being diverted from regular duties to do the interviews and man command posts at each of the bureau's 56 field offices to gather intelligence and respond quickly to any terrorist threats. A national command center was set up at FBI headquarters in Washington.


"We are bringing to bear the full weight of our resources, expertise, and partnerships," FBI Director Robert Mueller said. "We are running down every lead, responding to every threat, coordinating with every partner, and doing our utmost to keep terrorists from striking back."


The FBI has new authority from Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites) to arrest people on immigration charges if they are believed to post a wartime threat. Officials declined to say Thursday if any such arrests had occurred since the onset of war with Iraq (news - web sites).


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2 posted on 03/20/2003 12:41:00 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I just scoured the FBI website, and couldn't find anything about this guy. Originally saw the story on FNC website, but no photo there either.
3 posted on 03/20/2003 12:43:30 PM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Trinidad and Tobago were nearly taken over by al-Qaeda back in the early 1990s and there is still a substantial group of sympathizers there:
http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2003/donaldsonPC.doc.htm

Additionally, this guy appears to be a Mohammed Atta-type cell leader. That means he's probably traveling with flunkies in tow.

And did they ever find that Mohammed Sher Mohammed Khan chap they were looking for during the Hajj?
4 posted on 03/20/2003 12:43:37 PM PST by Angelus Errare
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Picture up on abc.
5 posted on 03/20/2003 12:44:18 PM PST by pipecorp
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To: Diddle E. Squat
btw--the FNC website story said he was last seen in MIAMI Florida.
6 posted on 03/20/2003 12:44:37 PM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Another Canadian Asylum Seeker, given welfare and a ID papers at his entry to Canada?
7 posted on 03/20/2003 12:45:02 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Diddle E. Squat
<P
8 posted on 03/20/2003 12:45:13 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Picture! I live in Dearborn..He may be hanging out with friends and family...
9 posted on 03/20/2003 12:45:14 PM PST by Portnoy (No complaints here....as long as I'm fly fishing.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
yes, FOX reported this as well ... somebody inform the FBI that a picture really helps ... especially when the guy's name is something like "Al Jee-Whiz Ben Hidden" ...
10 posted on 03/20/2003 12:45:15 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Diddle E. Squat
ah, gee you posted a pic just when I was ranting about no pic ... LOL ...
11 posted on 03/20/2003 12:46:31 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Diddle E. Squat
http://www.msnbc.com/news/888153.asp?0cv=NB10&cp1=1

FBI hunts al-Qaida suspect in U.S.

Man who lived
in Miami said
to be planning
a ‘major attack’

WASHINGTON, March 20 — The FBI was hunting Thursday for a suspected al-Qaida operative with pilot training who may be in the United States and planning a “major attack,” senior counterterrorism officials told NBC News. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said authorities fear the man could be “another Mohammed Atta.”

THE OFFICIALS sent out a nationwide bulletin to police urging them to be on the lookout for Adnan G. el-Shukrijumah, who recently was using the alias Jaafaral al-Tayyar. The bulletin said word of his plans was based on information obtained from recently captured al-Qaida operatives.

“The United States has information indicating he may be involved in al-Qaida and may pose an imminent threat to U.S. interests at home or overseas,” the bulletin said.

The officials who spoke with NBC News said el-Shukrijumah was known to have been in the United States since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, living for a time in Miami. His whereabouts now are not known.

The officials said they had no specific information about what el-Shukrijuman, nicknamed “Jaafaral the Pilot,” may be planning, but they said his pilot training raises the possibility that he might be planning an airborne attack similar to that carried out by Atta, the ringleader of the 19 hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.

Separately, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Thursday the government is investigating a possible threat against the Palo Verde nuclear power plant near Phoenix.

“This is again a coordinated effort among federal agencies with the great support of the state and locals that we’re addressing a very specific piece of threat information,” Ridge told reporters.

There was no immediate indication that the threat referred to by Ridge was linked to the FBI’s search for al-Tayyar.

Word of the investigations of the possible threats came three days after the Homeland Security Department raised the national terrorist threat assessment to “orange” — the second-highest level on the five-tier alert scheme — out of concern that war with Iraq could trigger terrorist attacks against U.S. interests at home or abroad.
12 posted on 03/20/2003 12:47:31 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Bobby777
Yep, no picture on the FBI website yet. You'd think they'd have one person with basic html skills.
13 posted on 03/20/2003 12:48:31 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
And yet more from the Saudis: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/870135/posts
14 posted on 03/20/2003 12:52:15 PM PST by Calpernia (http://www.politicsandprotest.org/attack.swf)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Why is he bothering with passports? That seems to be the hard way to do things today. And, please FBI, don't racial profile while looking for this man. Stop a least 10 litttle old white ladies first just to cover yourselves legally.
15 posted on 03/20/2003 12:54:07 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Diddle E. Squat
no doubt! ... they had BOLO on FOX about this guy ... and I was thinking, it's hard to BOLO without a pic of the guy ...

I'm so happy they got Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (however his name is to be spelled) ... that was very good news ... I had reposted his pic from the FBI website on FR about 8-10 weeks ago ... don't know if FR is read in Pakistan, but you never know? (JimR/JohnR should know, their server should show all countries that visit) ...
16 posted on 03/20/2003 12:55:23 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Diddle E. Squat
But..but...Islam is a religion of peace
17 posted on 03/20/2003 12:56:40 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Which one will lose? Depends on what I choose or maybe which voice...I ignore.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
CURSED BE HIS EYEBROWS
18 posted on 03/20/2003 12:59:10 PM PST by Maeve (Siobhan's daughter and sometime banshee.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Why in the hell have we let LEGIONS of these scum into the country. Want to come to America? Want welfare? Want a free education? Come on in! The worst thing is that the borders are STILL wide open. The leaders play and we'll pay.
19 posted on 03/20/2003 1:03:14 PM PST by dljordan
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To: My Favorite Headache
This has to be wrong! We have a Saudi(one of our friends)as well as a Muslim(such a friendly and peaceful people)as a suspect.
20 posted on 03/20/2003 1:08:45 PM PST by meenie
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Thanks for the post. I have sent the pictures to my friends around Miami. Last week they arrested a CUBAN SPY in Miami. From what I understand, the 9-11 highjackers mostly lived in FL at some time. They can blend in real well with the latins here. Yesterday Fidel began arresting disedents around the island as well as threatening to close the US Intresests section. The ShoeBomber flew into Miami. What is it about Florida? Be vigilant!
21 posted on 03/20/2003 1:14:14 PM PST by FreeManWhoCan
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Is this the guy?

22 posted on 03/20/2003 2:08:30 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Looks like it to me.....
23 posted on 03/20/2003 2:09:40 PM PST by CrystalClear
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To: CrystalClear
Would you like to see who's arm that is in the background...?????


24 posted on 03/20/2003 2:11:43 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Holy Crap!
25 posted on 03/20/2003 2:14:06 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: EBUCK
Never liked that SOB...gives me more reason...
26 posted on 03/20/2003 2:14:09 PM PST by CrystalClear
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To: mabelkitty; Charlie OK
That's what I said! I can't find the correct port to report this though....
27 posted on 03/20/2003 2:16:02 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
That really looks like him. When was the rally picture taken?
28 posted on 03/20/2003 2:16:49 PM PST by TBall
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To: TBall
2-16 or 2-20 I think. Got it from SFGate.com .... Link to collection here.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2003/02/20/rallycountgallery.DTL

29 posted on 03/20/2003 2:18:35 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
BTTT
30 posted on 03/20/2003 2:25:01 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: EBUCK
Who is the guy? I'm not up on celebrities these days although I do recognize Danny Glover.

The Al Qaeda guy shouldn't be too hard to find if he's only 5'4"
31 posted on 03/20/2003 2:25:11 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears; Charlie OK
http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/adnan.htm

That's him, wanted for some reason or another.

Spoke to the Portland FBI just now (they're fast!) and they're looking at my compareative image.
32 posted on 03/20/2003 2:29:12 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
One more bump before I go.
33 posted on 03/20/2003 2:29:28 PM PST by TBall
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To: EBUCK
Great work! I'm looking at the ears, which usually is pretty accurate.
34 posted on 03/20/2003 2:33:41 PM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: TBall
the nose looks different to me
can't see the ears very well
I so wish it was the guy

we can do wonderful things with the telephone spokesman picture after that
35 posted on 03/20/2003 2:33:57 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: EBUCK
wow! I am not certain they look exactly alike, but I will let the FBI determine that. They looked close enough alike to me. Thanks for doing the dirty work EBUCK.
36 posted on 03/20/2003 2:36:00 PM PST by Charlie OK
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To: Charlie OK
Yah, my name in on a "list" now....Congrats on a nice catch.
37 posted on 03/20/2003 2:37:24 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: RummyChick
Nose looks the same to me, the person in the protest picture just looks a few years older.
38 posted on 03/20/2003 2:37:33 PM PST by TBall
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To: Snowy
Unfortunately there is a shaddow behind the file photo..here are the rest of them...



39 posted on 03/20/2003 2:40:18 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
Kambenshiteyo! Holy Cow!

Unbelievable.

This I hope brings down the whole sham of a house of cards for the Hollywood types who are out every day showing their HATE for America.

40 posted on 03/20/2003 2:42:40 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (JapanTV showed report on Kim Jong il. He watches CNN regularly. Imagine his thoughts watching Iraq!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
You think it's a match?
41 posted on 03/20/2003 2:43:13 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: EBUCK
I'd be very surprised if it isn't him. I keep looking at the two pictures. Mr. Snowy says the noses are different, but I don't think so.
42 posted on 03/20/2003 2:47:13 PM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: EBUCK
Why yes, it looks PRECISELY like Danny Glover!
43 posted on 03/20/2003 2:47:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (JapanTV showed report on Kim Jong il. He watches CNN regularly. Imagine his thoughts watching Iraq!)
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To: EBUCK
No. The ears are different.

Good try, though.
44 posted on 03/20/2003 2:48:49 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Snowy; AmericanInTokyo
I think the nose is a bit more bulbous in the protest pic and the ears are obfuscated in the file photos...not sure.

AiT, yup danny fer sure.
45 posted on 03/20/2003 2:50:02 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
No. The ears are different.

I think the left ears look the same. The heads are at slightly different angles.

46 posted on 03/20/2003 2:50:08 PM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I'm having trouble getting a clear outline of the ears because of the background in the file photos.
47 posted on 03/20/2003 2:50:44 PM PST by EBUCK (FIRE!....rounds downrange! http://www.azfire.org)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
if you superimpose the pictures I think you will see that the nose is different..but he could have had plastic surgery
48 posted on 03/20/2003 2:51:33 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: EBUCK
Are there any other pictures of that rally?
49 posted on 03/20/2003 2:52:00 PM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: EBUCK
Nice work people
50 posted on 03/20/2003 2:52:20 PM PST by Sparky760
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