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Compelling Wire Taps and Documents Introduced at Chicago Hamas Trial
Counterterrorism ^ | 11/15/06 | Steven Emerson

Posted on 11/15/2006 5:11:21 PM PST by grandpa jones

Testimony in the trial of Chicago resident Muhammad Salah and Abdelhaleem al-Ashqar of Northern Virginia, continued yesterday. FBI Agents gave testimony focusing on items found in Ashqar's home during a search of his Oxford Mississippi residence on December 26, 1993, in addition to wiretaps of his phone and fax lines.

Special Agent Bradley Benabidez testified that the FBI acquired over 2400 hours of audio during the year that they maintained a wiretap. Benabidez further described the December 1993 search of Ashqar’s home where a team of agents from the FBI photographed over 1600 documents.

A few of those documents which were discussed later in the day provide fascinating insight. One titled Policies and Rules of the Association, was a veritable manual on secrecy and concealment. Although the “Association” in question was not identified the phrases written within it, were clear. Instructions were given concerning the destruction of sensitive documents, using a cover for meetings including warning symbols to be implemented during meetings in case an attendee believes he is under surveillance. Attendees at a meeting are also to apply jamming devices during those meetings and unplug phone and fax lines. Concerning “Safety of Travel and Movement,” a cover story must be developed in advance and materials provided to match that cover story, for instance, if one is pretending to be a tourist then tourist books should be in the person’s possession.

Another document, titled Hamas Genesis and Commencement, dated 25 July 1991 was distributed by the political wing of Hamas. In this document Hamas described itself as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood that “jumped from training and preparation in Palestine to the Jihad phase.” Under the subcategory “Structure

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Jihadis in Oxford MS--revealed in chcago Hamas trial
1 posted on 11/15/2006 5:11:24 PM PST by grandpa jones
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Mississippi Ping


2 posted on 11/15/2006 5:13:04 PM PST by grandpa jones (Responding To The Epic Threat)
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To: grandpa jones

Wow. I thought only drunks reside in Oxford, MS. :)


3 posted on 11/15/2006 5:14:34 PM PST by petitfour
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Hey now.. watch it :)


4 posted on 11/15/2006 5:24:12 PM PST by somniferum (Annoy a liberal.. Work hard and be happy.)
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University of Mississippi connection?


5 posted on 11/15/2006 5:28:05 PM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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Another document read by Agent Pettorelli was a list of entries from Ashqar’s address book which included Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy leader of the political wing of Hamas, Ahmed Yousef, former director of a Springfield, Virginia “think tank” founded by Marzook and current senior political advisor to Hamas, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, as well as co-Defendant Muhammad Salah.

More info from piasa's vault :

...Unsurprisingly, the same Hanley Street [Detroit, MI] address [as Ahmed Abu Marzook's 'A & A Intercontinental' was incorporated] has also been linked in public records to Ziyad Khaleel, a U.S. citizen and the webmaster of the official Hamas Internet site.

At the time, Khaleel was a roving jack-of-all-trades in the American underground militant Islamic community. His name and Detroit address both appeared prominently in ledgers taken from the Al-Kifah Refugee Center in 1994, a critical international financial and strategic arm of al Qaeda.

While in Orlando, Florida, Khaleel served as the regional director for the Columbia, Missouri-based Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), an Islamic charity that had a multimillion-dollar USAID contract cancelled after the U.S. State Department determined that it was not in America's "national-security interests."

In Columbia itself, Khaleel operated a remote-branch office on behalf of radical Saudi dissidents [ the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia.] based in London who were closely aligned with Osama bin Laden. He even added a digitized copy of an infamous al Qaeda propaganda video titled "The Martyrs of Bosnia" to his own short-lived Internet website, salam.net.
---------- "“Axis of Evil” Indicted Hamas leader linked to al Qaeda activist in Midwest nationalreview.com," by Evan Kohlmann, January 2, 2003, 9:20 a.m., http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/815679/posts?q=1&&page=21


6 posted on 11/15/2006 5:55:59 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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Speaking of the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia [MIRA] :

* US Embassy Bombings in E Africa :
1996 : (TELEPHONE IS PURCHASED WHICH WOULD BE USED BY BIN LADEN AND WOULD LATER BE USED IN 1998 US EMBASSIES PLOT) The [bin Laden sat phone] telephone records have come to light following the trial last year of four Al-Qaeda terrorists who planned and carried out the bombing of the two American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. According to trial documents, the telephone [the one bin Laden used] was bought in 1996 with the help of Dr Saad al Fagih, 45, a bearded surgeon who heads the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia. This fundamentalist Muslim group is dedicated to the overthrow of the Saudi Arabian government but is not part of Al-Qaeda. ------ "Bin Laden called UK 260 times," by Nick Fielding and Dipesh Gadhery, The Sunday Times (U.K.), 03/24/2002

7 posted on 11/15/2006 6:04:31 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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Speaking of the IARA:

Lorenzo Vidino of the Washington, D.C.-based The Investigative Project, a counter-terrorism research agency, said the Islamic American Relief Agency has been “used by the Sudanese government” to spread radical Islam, and “still is.” The agency also has provided employment and financial support to Somali fundamentalists, he said. Vidino said members of the agency’s board are involved with other charities whose assets have been frozen, and some are under investigation themselves. “We’ve been watching this charity for a long time, but we never had a smoking gun,” said Vidino. “I suppose [the government] did.” ------- "Federal agents raid local Islamic relief group," Jennifer Meyers, Columbia Missourian, 10/14/04

8 posted on 11/15/2006 6:07:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: grandpa jones
Good grief!
In Oxford?


"FBI Agents gave testimony focusing on items found in Ashqar's home during a search of his Oxford Mississippi residence on December 26, 1993, in addition to wiretaps of his phone and fax lines."


And, just who was in charge at that time?

9 posted on 11/15/2006 9:41:16 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: somniferum; petitfour

LOL at you two! ;o)


10 posted on 11/15/2006 9:46:53 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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bump


11 posted on 03/28/2015 8:02:49 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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