Al-Qaeda Linked Imam Muneer Arafat Shows up in Sarasota Working at ISSB Mosque That Raised Money for Families of Suicide Bombers Just Prior to 9/11 Ringleader Mohamed Atta. SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE: A federal judge has granted the FBI additional time to process records sought by the media concerning a Saudi Arabian family in Sarasota that hastily departed the United States in the days before the 9/11 attacks. The documents had been due to the judge for review on Friday but late Thursday, the government asked for more time. The assistant U.S. attorney representing the FBI and Justice Department said the materials that need to be searched comprise 23 boxes and 92,000 pages at the agency’s Tampa field office — some of which carry a “secret” classification. U.S. District Court Judge William J. Zloch gave the agency until April 25 to produce photocopies of the documents.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE: Sarasota family had ‘many connections’ to 9/11 terror attacks. Contrary to previous statements made by the FBI to the news media, a family living in the south Sarasota neighborhood of Prestancia had “many connections” to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to newly released FBI documents. The family, Anoud and Abdul azziz al-Hijji had links to 9/11 hijackers — including Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, who trained at a Venice flight school in preparation for the assault on New York and Washington, D.C., that killed 2,996. Six weeks after 9/11, agents found that Prestancia’s digital scan system had picked up at least two license plates registered to Atta and Ziad Jarrah, another 9/11 terrorist, who had allegedly visited the Escondito Circle house in the months leading up to the attacks. FOX NEWS…Declassified documents, exclusive interviews and phone and banking records present an overwhelming case that the 9/11 hijackers relied heavily on a domestic support network in the USA (Sarasota) to facilitate the plot. Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who led the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks in 2002, he believes the hijackers’ support network remains in place today because it was never fully identified or disrupted after the attacks.
From June of 2002 I was able to piece together a Muslim used car ring linked directly to convicted terrorist supporter Sami Al-Arain and Imam Muneer Arafat that sent vehicles to the Mid-East from the Port of Tampa for resale with dubious sources of where the funds came from to purchase said vehicles and where the profits ended up. I supplied information about al-Qaeda linked Imam Muneer Arafat and others to a Joint Terrorism Task Force team in Sarasota headed up by ICE with the Sarasota Police Intel Unit, the Sarasota Sheriff Department Intel unit, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and with a outside assist by SA Thomas Baugher with the Sarasota FBI. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat has to be all over the ‘secret’ Sarasota 9/11 investigation as the FBI ‘flipped’ him in November 2002 had paid him $35,000 to spy on several members of the Sarasota Muslim used car ring from at least December 2002, he was wearing a ‘wire’.
The official JTTF was initiated during February 2003 with high ranking ICE agents out of Washington DC and the Tampa Fl office. During my investigation of the Sarasota Muslim used car dealers in November of 2002, I came across the vehicle of Al-Qaeda linked Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat parked in the driveway of one of the Sarasota Muslim used car dealers. For my efforts with the Joint Terrorism Task Force team in Sarasota I was recommended for a cash payout in 2003 from the Rewards For Justice Program, apparently the FBI shut down the request and took over the entire investigation from ICE as it linked to terrorism, and that is where we are today. ICE did pay me a four figure cash payout in April of 2005 but it dd not come from the Rewards For Justice Program.
From the official JTTF investigation started in Sarasota Fl during February 2003 with information provided by me, private investigator Bill Warner, comes the following details about “HOLY MAN” MUNEER ARAFAT TERROR LINKS. Imam Muneer Arafat first began his career in the US in St. Louis and Columbia, MO. In St. Louis he became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local mosques that almost exclusively focused on jihad week in and week out and this got him into trouble with Sheikh Muhammad Nur of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis who at one point banned him from giving lectures at the Gateway Masjid. They would butt heads over and over again about other issues including Arafat’s dishonesty about his religious education and immigration status. 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 with no drivers license 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.
Viewer discretion is strongly advised due to graphic contents of the video taken above on 9/11/2001 in NYC.. On the morning of September 11th 2001 almost 3,000 innocent people were murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists. As many as 200 people jumped / fell to their deaths from their burning offices on the uppermost floors of the 110-storey twin towers of the World Trade Center before both towers collapsed and this Sarasota Muslim degenerate Youssef Hassani, see below, has a calendar in his house whereby he ‘Glorifies’ the date 9/11, PRAISE ALLAH.
9/11 GLORIFIED ON SARASOTA MUSLIM’S 2003 CALENDAR, “S.WAT” (SWT) IS AN ARABIC ABBREVIATION MEANING GLORY TO HIS NAME, PRAISE ALLAH; S.wat is a shortened version of “subhanahu wa ta’ala”, which in Arabic means Glory to His name, It is used exclusively for God. When Muslims refer to prophet Muhammad or any other prophet such as Jesus, or Moses, David, or Soloman, Abraham…Noah… they put the abbreviation PBUH (which stands for peace be upon him or them). Calendar was obtained from a trash pull at the home of Moroccan National Youssef Hassani living on Shade Ave Sarasota Fl and directly linked to Imam Muneer Arafat who had been under Federal investigation. Youssef Hassani is seen on cell phone in the surveillance photo pasted to bottom of his calendar, FBI has the original, he has disappeared. Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Sarasota Mosque during this time period, 2003, WHEN THE 9/11 CALENDAR WAS FOUND.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE: Relatives of 9/11 victims are eagerly watching the legal struggle over information held by the FBI concerning a Saudi Arabian family in Sarasota with possible ties to terrorists, even as calls in Congress ramp up for more disclosure about how the attackers were funded. On Friday, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale was expected to receive FBI documents pertaining to the agency’s investigation of the Saudi family that abruptly left Sarasota just before the September 2001 attacks. The classified section is believed by activists to be based on FBI and CIA documents, and to point fingers at Saudi Arabia, a longtime ally of the United States and a key oil supplier. “It all ties together about financing power, leading back to the Saudis,” said Bill Doyle, a retired stockbroker who lives in the Central Florida community of The Villages, and whose youngest son, Joseph, died after being trapped in the World Trade Center. “Holy Man” Muneer Arafat shows up in the Sarasota Venice Fl area in March of 2000, Mohamed Atta and some of the 9/11 Hijackers show up in the Sarasota/Venice area in June 2000, small world! Imam Muneer Kazem Arafat shows up at the Sarasota Mosque (ISSB) in March of 2000 just prior to 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta.
Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) featured repeated guest appearances by convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian and terrorist colleagues Mazen Al-Najjar and Hussam Jubara. Mazen Al-Najjar, who was a Director of Sami Al-Arian’s IAF School, was deported from the United States in August of 2002. Jubara, who co-founded the Islamic Concern Project (ICP) with Sami -Arian, plead guilty in August of 2003 to lying on immigration forms.
Sami Al-Arian, himself, was a guest at ISSB, in May of 2001. At this time, Al-Arian was actively raising funds for the families of suicide bombers. Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton was also active in raising funds for these families. In its January 2001 edition of its monthly newsletter THE FAITH, under the title ‘Aqsa Victims (2),’ it is written: “The second payment of donations for Aqsa victims were sent [sic] the martyrs families and needy in the West Bank in Palestine. Alhamdullah we managed to send $4,000 by one of our dedicated brothers (Suicide Bomber).”
Imam Muneer Kazem Arafat was arrested in November 2002 in Sarasota for overstaying his visa. A Federal official from St. Louis was present for his arrest, weeks later in December 2002 he was released and shipped back to Sarasota Fl, I obtained surveillance photos of his vehicle parked in a driveway on S. Beneva Rd Sarasota during these time frames
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 IL license plate 3678625 and no drivers license, flying under the radar. Before arriving in Boca Raton during 2003, Muneer Arafat was the Imam of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) mosque. The mosque is located an hour south of the Islamic Academy of Florida (on Lockwood Ridge Rd in Sarasota Fl), one of the institutions that Al-Arian was using to funnel money to the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jiahd (PIJ). Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) made national headlines when one of its congregants, Rafiq Abdus Sabir, was caught plotting to go overseas and aid members of Al-Qaeda. In addition, one of ICBR’s current Directors, Bassem Alhalabi, was a research assistant for Al-Arian and published materials with Al-Arian at the University of South Florida (USF) all the while Muneer Arafat was their ‘Holy Man’.
Muneer Arafat, the Iman at the Islamic Center in Sarasota Fl, had a roommate and associate by the name of Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziad Sadaqa in Columbia MO, see following information; Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziad Sadaqa, received $6,000.00 from Yasser Arafat and the Palestine National Liberation Movement–Nablus Movement, to further his University studies (computer studies). Ziyad Khaleel AKA Ziyad Sadaqa was at the Univ. of Missouri and was a roommate of Muneer Arafat in the St. Louis MO area during 1996 to 1999. Public records show U.S. addresses for Khaleel going back to 1993 in Columbia, Michigan and ORLANDO Florida.
Ziyad Khaleel purchased a $7,500.00 satellite phone and 400 min. of time and had it sent to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In May 1998, Ziyad Sadaqa aka ziyad Khaleel bought a battery pack for the phone, and shipped it to Bin Laden via a man in Washington (Tarik Hamdi), prosecutors said. Osama bin Laden uses a satellite phone to direct al-Qaeda’s operations. The phone—a Compact M satellite phone, about the size of a laptop computer—was purchased by a student in Virginia named Ziyad Khaleel for $7,500 using the credit card of a British man named Saad al-Fagih. After purchasing the phone, Khaleel sent it to Khalid al-Fawwaz, al-Qaeda’s unofficial press secretary in London (see Early 1994-September 23, 1998).
Al-Fawwaz then shipped the satellite phone to bin Laden in Afghanistan. [CNN, 4/16/2001] It appears US intelligence actually tracks the purchase as it occurs (see November 1996-Late December 1999), probably because an older model satellite phone bin Laden has is already being monitored (see Early 1990s). Bin Laden’s phone (873682505331) is believed to be used by other top al-Qaeda leaders as well, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Mohammad Atef. Al-Fawwaz also buys satellite phones for other top al-Qaeda leaders around the same time. Though the calls made on these phones are encrypted, the NSA is able to intercept and decrypt them. As one US official will put it in early 2001, “codes were broken.”
Imam Muneer Arafat is an al-Qaeda operative, there is no doubt, he is paid member of the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR), same as Tarik Hamdi is a CDLR member and Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel, Muneer Arafat’s ex-roommate, was a CDLR member, same as Rafiq Sabir the “Doc” who was arrested at the Boca Raton Mosque that Arafat was the Imam. Two al Qaeda operatives, Ziyad Khaleel and Tarik Hamdi, have been involved with both the CDLR and the ARC. The Advice and Reformation Committee (or “ARC”) and the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (or “CDLR”) are both Saudi-dissident groups with ties to Osama bin Laden. Both organizations seek to overthrow the Saudi government to replace the regime with an even more strict brand of Islam. Khaleel had links to more radical elements. He advertised his modest apartment near the University of Missouri as the local headquarters for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights.
Ziyad Khaleel set up numerous web sites for the Palestine movement and especially Hamas in Orlando Fl, from 1999 to 2000 he also shows up in Sarasota Fl on several occasions to meet with Muneer Arafat at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB). “Khalil Ziyad” is actually known in the United States as Ziyad Khaleel (a.k.a. Ziyad Sadaqa, a.k.a Ziyad Abdulrahman). Khaleel was also responsible for administering a variety of the most radical Islamic Web sites on the Internet. Every place Muneer Arafat shows up so do Al-Qaeda agents, he was the roommate of Al-Qaeda agent Ziyad Khaleel in 1999, Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 terrorists followed him to the Sarasota/Venice area in 2000 and a member of the Mosque he ran in Boca Raton, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, joined Al-Qaeda and was arrested on terrorism charges.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com