Wednesday, September 11, 2013
FACTS ONLINE EXTRAS. CLICK HERE to read Wissaum Hammoud’s interview about Sarasota Saudi family and Mohamed Mezroub. But Sunshine law and Freedom of Information Act requests filed by an independent South Florida news organization have chipped away at the FBI’s position that information related to the family remain secret. Larry Berberich — a man who played a pivotal security role at Sarasota’s Prestancia neighorhood, where the Saudis in question lived at the time — has his own view of what Graham describes as a blanket. “Some of the local departments knew a hell of a lot about what was going on and were feeding the FBI that information,” said Berberich, who was then a Prestancia board member nominally in charge of security and an unpaid security consultant to the sheriff at that time, Bill Balkwill.
From June 2002 to about April of 2005 there was an investigation of a Muslim used car dealer in Sarasota, that I initiated, who the Sarasota Police Dept and the Sarasota Sheriff’s Dept felt was linked to support of terrorism, the Sarasota Mosque Imam Muneer Arafat also became part of this investigation as he visited the used car dealers home that was under surveillance. Imam Muneer Arafat came to the Sarasota Mosque in March of 2000 from Illinois. Imam Muneer Arafat had been the roommate of Ziyad khaleel aka Ziayd Sadaqa an al-Qaeda procurement agent in the USA.
Wissam Hammoud and Abdulaziz al-Hijji played soccer at the SRQ Mosque during the time frame of June 2000 to Jan 2001 when Imam Muneer Arafat was there. Mohamed Atta and his crew were also in the Sarasota area at the exact same time period of June 2000 to Jan 2001 living on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl, (not Venice). It is only 9 miles from Mohamed Atta at his rental house at W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl. Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat lived at Nature Circle Sarasota Fl just up the street from the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center on Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat was driving a blue 2000 Isuzu SUV with IL license plate 3678625 in the Sarasota area between June 2000 to Jan 2001 when Mohamed Atta was living at his rental house on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl and when Mohamed Atta and his pals where visiting Abdulaziz al-Hijji at 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl, I don’t know if Al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat also visited 4224 Escondito Circle but since Wissam Hammoud and Abdulaziz al-Hijji were members of his Mosque I think it is highly likely he did.
Muneer Arafat, 50, the Sarasota Imam and Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel’s prior roommate was arrested by BICE on Nov 22nd 2002 in Sarasota Fl (6 days after I took the surveillance photo of his vehicle in Sarasota) for over staying his visa on immigration charges, the FBI shipped Muneer Arafat back to St Louis MO to face a Grand Jury. Muneer Arafat had registered his 2000 Isuzu Trooper SUV in East St. Louis IL and was driving around Sarasota Fl with Illinois plates.
Mohamed Mezroub is/was the president of the MASJID AL HAQQ ISLAMIC LEARNING CENTER OF SARASOTA AND BRADENTON INC name changed to MASJID A SALAM ISLAMIC LEARNING CENTER OF SARASOTA AND BRADENTON INC at 3050 17th Street Sarasota Fl, they set up in November 2000 (Muneer Arafat shows up in March 2000) and shutdown in Jan 2008. MASJID A SALAM ISLAMIC LEARNING CENTER OF SARASOTA AND BRADENTON INC at 3050 17th Street Sarasota Fl was set up for teaching Islam to Muslim children and was supposed to work in conjunction with the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center on Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl where Muneer Arafat was the Imam or Holy Man.