Congressional Investigators Want 9/11 Suspects Eyad al-Rababah and Daoud Chehazeh Questioned About Anwar Awlaki Links to Al-Qaeda Agent Ziyad Khaleel and Sarasota Imam, FBI investigations of Anwar al-Awlaki in 1999. In that case, the San Diego terrorism task force was investigating an alleged link between al-Awlaki, Usama bin Laden and a “known procurement agent named Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa
Friday, October 28, 2011
In the letter, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, wrote to Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which is responsible for directing interrogations of detainees in military custody at Guantanamo, including the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
King asked the agency to question detainees involved in plotting 9/11 about the possible roles of Eyad al-Rababah of Jordan, Daoud Chehazeh of Syria and Awlaki in the terror attack.
The House Homeland Security Committee initiated the investigation into the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and whether he was an overlooked player in the terrorist attacks of 9/11; the 3-page letter from committee chairman Representative Peter King (R-New York) to Attorney General Eric Holder argues that a decade after the worst terrorist attack on the United States, the full story of 9/11 has not been told.
The letter says the committee is also seeking “files, reports, analysis, assessments, memoranda, notes and presentation in all forms” that are related to long-closed FBI investigations of Anwar al-Awlaki in 1999. In that case, the San Diego terrorism task force was investigating an alleged link between al-Awlaki, Usama bin Laden and a “known procurement agent named Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa…(who) had previously purchased a satellite phone for (bin Laden) for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Africa.”
U.S. LOOKS FOR LOCAL TERROR TIES, SOURCES SAY; 2 MOSQUES, FUND RAISING DRAW SCRUTINY OF FEDERAL GRAND JURY.(NEWS)
Article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
January 20, 2003
Byline: Karen Branch-Brioso, And Peter Shinkle Of The Post-Dispatch; A wide-ranging federal grand jury investigation in St. Louis is looking into possible terrorist connections in the Muslim community here, according to people familiar with the inquiry. Among the subjects of the investigation are two small mosques, Muslim businessmen and fund-raising efforts for Palestinian groups.
Prosecutors also have asked grand jury witnesses about Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, a former resident of Columbia, Mo., and the St. Louis area who bought the satellite telephone that al-Qaida leaders used to plot the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Ziyad Sadaqa, who was never charged in the bombings, raised money here for Palestinian groups. He reportedly was killed in an auto accident in Saudi Arabia last year, but federal authorities apparently suspect he may still be alive. “The feds thought that this Ziyad Khaleel guy faked his death at hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) to get out of legal trouble,” said a source familiar with the prosecutors’ questioning.
Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Mosque from early 2000 to the end of 2003, he showed up just prior to Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 terrorists in nearby Nokomis Fl. Imam Muneer Arafat quotes “I’m not opposed to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s goal of destroying Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state”. “Muslims need to stay unified, and they should support the Palestinian uprising known as the intifada.
WASHINGTON – The FBI long has contended that not one al-Qaida operative in the United States collaborated with the 19 hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks. Yet the commission investigating the attacks has identified two Muslim men who might have had advance knowledge of the plot.
On May 8, a Jordanian called Eyad al Rababah went to Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hanjour’s apartment to pick them up for the trip to Connecticut where he thought they may want to settle with the local Arabic-speaking community. There he says he found them with new roommates—9/11 hijackers Ahmed al Ghamdi and Majed Moqed. These two men had been sent to America to serve as muscle hijackers and had arrived at Dulles Airport on May 2. Eyad al Rababah drove Hanjour to Fairfield, Connecticut, followed by Hazmi, who had Moqed and Ghamdi in his car.
After a short stay in Connecticut, where they apparently called area flight schools and real estate agents, Eyad al Rababah drove the four to Paterson to have dinner and show them around. He says that they returned with him to Fairfield Conn. that night, and that he never saw them again. Within a few weeks, Hanjour, Hazmi, and several other operatives moved to Paterson and rented a one-room apartment. When their landlord later paid a visit, he found six men living there—Nawaf al Hazmi, now joined by his younger brother Salem, Hanjour, Moqed, probably Ahmed al Ghamdi, and Abdul Aziz al Omari; Hazmi’s old friend Khalid al Mihdhar would soon join them.
Daoud Chehazeh (Syria, born 1951) his Visa expired in 2001; detained from October 1, 2001 to August 26, 2002 in USA; moved to five dfifferent detention centers over one year; no charges ever filed; released in 2002 and subsequently received political asylum.
Congressional Investigators Want 9/11 Suspects Eyad al-Rababah and Daoud Chehazeh Questioned About Anwar Awlaki Links to Al-Qaeda Agent Ziyad Khaleel.