August 1995 - Abu Omar, an Egyptian, had been living in Albania for four years and working for a Muslim charity, the Human Relief and Construction Agency (HRCA).
Surfaced again in Rome in 1997, where he was accorded political refugee status. Moving north to Milan, he gravitated to the Islamic institute on Via Quaranta, which has a reputation as the most radical Islamic outpost in Italy.
posted on 07/06/2005 9:40:47 PM PDT
("an ominous vacancy" fills this space)
I am not registered at the Chicago Tribune, so I couldn't read the article there.
There is another one, which presumably has similar info (?)
Imam once informed on militants for CIA
Maybe it was never a kidnapping, but a way to give cover to the Imam.
I recall reading in earlier articles, that eventually he called home from Turkey (?). Obviously if the CIA really had kidnapped him, they wouldn't have let him loose.
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