UPDATED: Individuals, and Organizations Relevant to SAFA- IIIT Federal Investigation that convicted terrorist supporter Sami al-Arian (his photo) refuses to testify about before a Federal Grand Jury in VA, no wonder, he appears to link to everyone under investigation ! Following information has been updated from various Federal Indictments. Fedral Agents have found information indicative of a conspiracy between Safa Group individuals and Sami Al-Arian to support and fund terrorists and terrorist groups including HAMAS and PIJ.
A most striking example is a letter seized during the 1995 search warrants, from a central figure in the Safa Group, Al-Alwani at IIIT (both of which will be further identified below) to Sami Al-Arian at WISE, and dated November 19, 1991. In that letter, Al-Alwani referred to the payment of monies from IIIT to PIJ, and wrote that he and his colleagues, and their organizations, considered themselves to be indistinguishable from Al-Arian, Shallah (now the head of PIJ) and other founders and members of PIJ.Acting on sealed warrants, Treasury Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized records from locations used by M. Yaqub Mirza, including a Georgia poultry plant and several offices in the Washington suburbs. No arrests were made and no assets were frozen. Treasury Department officials declined to discuss the raids, saying only that they pertained to Operation Greenquest, a Customs Service operation (ICE) to cut off funding for terrorism.
In June 1998, redacted xxxxxx at IIIT’s physical address and its post office box in Herndon revealed the receipt of mail from the El-Shifa Pharmaceutical Industries Company, in Khartoum, Sudan. That company’s facility, believed to be producing ingredients used in chemical weapons, was the target of an August 20, 1998 American cruise missile attack that retaliated for the bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Redacted xxxxxxxxrevealed that between October and November 1998, IIIT received one parcel through the U.S. mail from Al-Arian in Tampa, and another mailed from Lebanon to B.M. Nafi at IIIT. This confirms that the connections between the Safa Group and both Sami Al-Arian, and Bashir Nafi remained close even after WISE and ICP shut down operations in Tampa.
Note the Oxford Mississippsi meeting (page 24 of link) listed below. Abu-Sulayman, Abdul hamid – President of IIIT and associated with other Safa Group entities, Abusulayman shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian. According to an ICE Operation Green Quest affidavit, IIIT had also sponsored Basheer Nafi, “an active directing member of (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) front organizations.” Nafi, who acknowledges a chummy relationship with Sami al-Arian, lectures at London’s Muslim College. For this reason, Operation Green Quest raided the homes of Abdul Hamid Abu-Sulayman, former IIIT president; Jamal Barzinji, Director of IIIT; and Hisham Al-Talib, Director IIIT.
African Muslim Agency – Safa Group entity located on “paper” at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia, operated by Al-Talib and Mirza. In the 1990s, the Kuwaiti-backed African Muslim Agency (Charity) financed the construction of mosques throughout Kenya, according to U.S. investigators, money raised by the charity has gone to finance jihadi groups, including Al Itihaad al Islamiya (A.I.A.I.), a radical Islamic organization, now defunct, that was based in Somalia and led by Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys (who was linked to Al Qaeda and later became a leader of the Islamic Courts Union). A.I.A.I. was declared a terrorist organization by President Bush two weeks after 9/11.
Al-Alwani, Taha Jaber Officer or director of IIIT, FIQH, GSISS and other Safa Group entities. Al-Alwani shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian. Al-Arian, Sami – Al-Arian is/was a PIJ fund raiser in Tampa Florida, who founded ICP and WISE, and authored the PIJ manifesto found in the search warrant at his house in 1995. Found in the search on Al-Arian’s home computer was a 40-page document entitled “The Manifesto of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine.” The Manifesto said that movement was led by the Secretary General Fathi Shikaki, on a “Shura” (consultative) basis, and was based on the “rejection of any peaceful solution for the Palestinian cause, and the affirmation of the Jihad solution and the martyrdom style as the only choice for liberation.” The document stated that the United Nations “is a supercilious tool to pass the plans of the Great Satan America, which makes the wrong right and the right wrong.” Because Al-Arian’s computer contained both what appear to be a draft of the PIJ Manifesto and a final version of the PIJ Manifesto, it is believed that Al-Arian drafted the PIJ Manifesto.
Also found were wills of PIJ suicide bombers, the location of these wills on Al-Arian’s Macintosh home computer illustrates the close connection between Al-Arian and PIJ suicide bombers. It is know from the Tampa investigation that Sheik Rahman (the “Blind Sheik”) visited Al-Arian at his residence in Tampa and spoke at his mosque, as did Sheik Odeh. From the list of Exhibits from the Sami al-Arian trial provided by FBI agent Eddie Tuttle, specifically a Nations Bank Personal Financial Statement, dated 07/01/1995, signed by Sami al-Arian, showing his 50% interest in “Copy Time” business, which appears to be the source of flyers and publications for the PIJ and the Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP) and WISE in Tampa Fl.
Sue Bucenell Federal Bureau of Investigation, Copy Time Business Card. Sami al-Arian trial exhibits page #153 No. 202231-202233, Invoices to ICP from Copy Time business forms. Hussam Abujbara was directly linked to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was deported for lying on his Immigrations forms. Hussam Jubara (he changed his last name in 2000), along with Al Arian co-founded the Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP), a think tank that solicited funds (Copy time) for the express purpose of assisting families of suicide bombers, Hussam AbuJbara and Sami al-Arian were partners in Copy time see here. Mazen Al-Najjar is listed on the WISE incorporation papers as the Managing Editor of Periodicals and Publications (Copy time) in Tampa Fl.
Al-Talib, Hisham – Officer or director of various Safa Group entities, Al-Talib shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian.
Aradi, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located on “paper” at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia. Operated by Cherif Sedky, Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Rajhi and Hisham Al-Talib. Bihieri was the President and sole director of BMI, Inc. My investigation demonstrates that BMI and its affiliates may have transferred funds to or for terrorists. I am aware that BMI made or conducted financial transaction with persons who were or are now Specially Designated Terrorists or Specially Designated Global Terrorists, including Yassin Kadi, Mousa Abu Marzook and Mohammad Salah. Most of the transactions for which we currently have evidence occurred prior to these designations. In addition, the name and telephone number of Sami al-Arian, who is the North American leader of another SDT, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, was in the defendant’s (Biheiri, Soliman ) contacts list. PIJ was designated an SDT on January 25, 1995.
Sami al-Arian was indicted in the Middle District of Florida on or about February 20, 2003, for material support to terrorism and a RICO conspiracy based upon his activities on behalf of PIJ in the United States, he was convicted on one count of support ot terroism. A BMI accountant contacted an FBI Agent and stated that “funds the accountant was transferring overseas on behalf of the company may have been used to finance the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Africa.”
Barzinji, Jamal – Officer or director of various Safa Group entities. Barzinji shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian.
Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS) – “Safa Group” corporation located at 750-A Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg, Virginia, operated by Taha Al-Alwani. Formerly known as the Islamic Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS)/School of Islamic and Social Sciences (SISS).
Tariq Abdulmelik Hamdi, (a/k/a Tariq Hamdi Ismael Azami) – Employed by IIIT, Hamdi delivered a satellite telephone battery to an aide to Bin Laden in May 1998, that enabled Bin Laden to communicate with his followers in preparation for the Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Tariq aka Tarik Hamdi worked for Sami al-Arian in Tampa Fl. A Times story places Hamdi in Tampa at the Islamic Committee for Palestine from 1989 to 1992. During that period, the committee, known as the ICP, frequently hosted Islamic Jihad spiritual leader Abdel Aziz Odeh at its conferences and events. During one such appearance in Cleveland, a local mosque leader called ICP the Jihad’s “active arm.” The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is listed among the leading terrorist groups by the U.S. State Department.
At the time the “active arm” comment was made, ICP’s leadership included Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, who left Tampa in 1995 and emerged a few months later as the new head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. ICP’s founder, University of South Florida engineering professor Sami Al-Arian, disavows any involvement with terrorists. He has said the ICP was created to tell the story of the Palestinian intifada, or uprising, against Israeli occupation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Humana Charitable Trust – Safa Group organization located in the Isle of Man. Large amounts of Safa Group money are sent to this entity. International Education Trust, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at the residence of Mohammad Jaghlit. International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) – IIIT is a core member of the Safa Group. Employs Tariq Hamdi. Corresponded directly with Al-Arian’s groups in Tampa.
International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555 Grove Street, #116, Herndon, Virginia, operated by Muhammad Ashraf, Ibrahim Hassaballa, Yaqub Mirza and Mohieldin Mohamed.International Islamic Relief Organization (“IIRO”) – The entities located at 555 Grove Street, include a Virginia Corporation named Sana-Bell, Inc. The entities located at 360 S. Washington Street, include the Muslim World League, Inc. (“MWL”) and its various affiliated organizations, including the International Islamic Relief Organization (“IIRO”), which is also known as International Relief Organization (“IRO”).
Central to the investigation is the financial relationship between these entities and a New Jersey corporation, BMI, Inc., based on news reports, that the IIRO was banned in Kenya in September 1998 following the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 for suspicion of itsinvolvement in the bombings. There are branches of the MWL/IIRO located at suite 300 at 360 South Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia. The offices of these branches of these organizations were searched pursuant to warrants issued in this District in March 2002.
Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP) – a/k/a Islamic Concern Project. ICP was a Palestine Islamic Jihad front organization operated and incorporated by Sami Al-Arian in close relationship with World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE).
Islamic Concern Project (ICP) – a/k/a Islamic Committee for Palestine. ICP is a Palestine Islamic Jihad front organization incorporated by Sami Al-Arian & Hussam AbuJbara (see Oxford Meeting below) in Tampa Fl in close relationship with World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE).
Islamic Jihad of Palestine – another variation of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Islamic Studies Enterprise (ISE) – An Islamic organization linked to Sami Al-Arian and the PIJ.
Jabala, Mohamoud – Suspected Egyptian militant who worked for the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO). Jabala is currently incarcerated in Canada, awaiting trial on terrorism charges.
Jaghlit, Mohammad Officer or director of various Safa Group entities. Jaghlit shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian and also with HAMAS.
Jaghlit Family Trust Number 1/Number 2 – Family Trusts used by Safa Group member Mohammad Jaghlit.
Ziyad Kkaleel directly links to Sarasota Fl Imam Muneer Arafat, the two had been roommates before they both moved to Florida in 2000. IARA also employed a fundraising aide to Osama bin Laden that would be Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa.
Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Inc. – “Safa Group” charity which was previously located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia and operated by Abdulelah Almoayyad, Yaqub Mirza and Ahmad Totonji.
Mar-Jac Holdings, Inc. – Subsidiary of Safa Trust, Inc., used for transferring large amounts of funds between various Safa Group organizations.
Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. – Poultry farm and producing plant in Gainesville, Georgia controlled by the Safa Group.
Mar-Jac Investments, Inc., Safa Group corporation managed by M. Omar Ashraf and Yaqub Mirza.
Mar-Jac Farms – “Safa Group” organization operated by Barzinji, Al-Talib, and Mirza.
Mena Investments, Inc. – Safa Group corporation located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia, managed by Al-Talib, Barzinji and Mirza.Mirza, M. Yaqub – Officer or director of numerous Safa Group entities, including African Muslim Agency, Courtland Farm Conservancy, Grove Corporate Plaza, International Islamic Charitable Organization, Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Mar-Jac Investments, Muslim World League, Reston Investments, Sana-Bell, SAFA Trust, SAAR Foundation, Sterling Charitable Gift Fund.
Mirza Revocable Living Trust – Safa Group trust operated by Yaqub Mirza.
Muslim World League (MWL) – MWL was founded by the founders of Al-Qaida. International Islamic Relief Organization is the operational arm of the MWL.
Nafi, Bashir – Active directing member of the World Islamic Studies Enterprise/ Islamic Committee for Palestine until he was deported for visa fraud in mid 1990’s. Nafi was sponsored into the U.S. by Sami Al-Arian and later worked at IIIT.
Mazenal-Najar – Deported from the United States for “immigration violations”, Najar was accused by the FBI of running a secret cell in Tampa Fl linked to various used car dealers, Najar was formerly involved in the daily operations of WISE and ICP in Florida, along with Al-Arian, Khalil Shikaki, Bashir Nafi and Ramadan Shallah. Mazen al-Najar is a brother-in-law of Sami Al-Arian who worked as a professor at the University of South Florida while running the day-to-day operations of WISE. Al-Najar was arrested and ordered deported on visa violations and immigration fraud charges after a hearing in July 1996, in which INS SA William West testified that Al-Najar was a “mid-level operative” in ICP and WISE, both of which were characterized by SA West as PIJ front groups.
Al-Najar was released in December 2000, however, for the government’s refusal to provide Al-Najar with classified information underlying its case that the government claimed warranted his continued detention; that order was reversed and Al-Najar is again in custody prior to his deporatation. While at the University of South Florida he was running the day-to-day operations of WISE. Al-Najar was arrested and ordered deported on visa violations and immigration fraud charges after a hearing in July 1996, in which INS SA William West testified that Al-Najar was a “mid-level operative” in ICP and WISE, both of which were characterized by SA West as PIJ front groups.
Al-Najar was released in December 2000, however, for the government’s refusal to provide Al-Najar with classified information underlying its case that the government claimed warranted his continued detention; that order was reversed and Al-Najar is again in custody.
Ozaan Capital Management, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at the residence of Mohammad Omar Ashraf.
Oxford Mississippi Meeting, Philiadelphia meeting and connections (page 24 of the link)- An exhibit found in the home of Abdelhaleem Al-Ashqar [Executive Director of the Al-Aqsa Educational Fund, a suspected Hamas funding operation] detailed sessions which were to take place at a seminal 1993 meeting of Hamas sympathizers called “the Philadelphia meeting” which was wiretapped by the FBI authorized by a FISA court proceeding. Under the politics and media session, “Nihad” was scheduled to give a presentation. FBI Special Agent Lara Burns testified on Thursday August 2, 2007 at the Holy Land Foundation trial, that the “Nihad” listed in previous transcripts of FBI wiretaps of the Philadelphia conference was Nihad Awad.
Additional evidence that IAP was Hamas was provided by an August 14, 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Services report which states that IAP’s work consisted of: “publishing and distributing HAMAS communiqués printed on IAP letterhead, as well as other written documentation to include the HAMAS charter and glory records [a list of terrorist attacks that HAMAS had carried out against Israeli civilians], which are tributes to HAMAS’ violent ‘successes.'” The report went on to detail that the IAP received nearly $500,000 in funding, provided to it by Mousa Abu Marzook, a key Hamas leader and founder of the Holy Land Foundation who is now believed to be living in Syria.
In a meeting in Oxford, Mississippi, (page 25) also recorded by the FBI, HAMAS representatives explained to the representatives of the al-Aqsa Educational Fund – – another fund-raising organization acting as a HAMAS front (and a member of the Safa Group) – – that al- Aqsa should curtail its fundraising activities because Marzook had designated HLF as the primary fund-raising entity for HAMAS.
Marzook may have so designated HLF because of family connections; according to FBI SA Robert Miranda, who has been investigating the connection between HAMAS and HLF; Marzook is married to the cousin of HLF head Ghassan Elashi, and two other close relatives of HAMAS leaders worked for HLF. In Oxford Mississippi Sami al-Arian’s co founder Hussam AbuJbara of the Islamic Concern Project (ICP) – a/k/a Islamic Committee for Palestine, ICP a Palestine Islamic Jihad front organization incorporated by Sami Al-Arian & Hussam AbuJbara. AbuJbara was co-director of a printing comapny. Hussam Jubara aka Hussam Abujbara– Director of Islamic Committee for Palestine a terrorist front for the PIJ and General Trade & Technology a Florida Corp. with Sami Al Arian, where he used the 12402 Pampas Pl Tampa address. Hussam Jubara aka Hussam Abujbara was the director of an Oxford Mississippi printing company from 1992 to 1998., AbuJbara used a 2301 Benbow Crt Tampa Fl address on the articles of Incorporation of the Oxford Misssissippi printing company. As noted above, the Safa Group charity al-Aqsa Educational Fund acted as an American front for HAMAS until the 1994 meeting in Oxford, Mississippi, described above, during which HAMAS representatives explained to al-Aqsa representatives that Marzook had designated HLF as HAMAS’s primary fund-raising entity. I have seen the IRS Forms 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption, and the 990-EZ, filed by the Al-Aqsa Educational Fund, Inc., for 1990 and 1996, respectively. Each of the two IRS forms reflects that the president of Al-Aqsa is Mohammad El-Gajhleet of 555 Grove Street in Herndon, Virginia. I believe that “Mohammad El-Gajhleet” is an alternative spelling for Mohammad Jaghlit, and the two names refer to the same individual.
Palestine Islamic Jihad-Shikaki Faction (PIJ-SF) – A Specially Designated Terrorist Group founded by Fathi Shikaki in 1980, with the mission of the elimination and destruction of Israel. After Shikaki was assassinated in 1995, Ramadan Abdallah Shallah succeeded Shikaki as the organization’s leader. Sami al-Arian has been accused of being the North American head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, CNN also aired segments on Government Claims Man Arrested Heads Palestinian Islamic Jihad in U.S.
12402 Pampas PL Tampa Fl. FBI, ICE and US Secret Service Raid 12402 Pampas Place Tampa 8/12/2007, this address has been used for years by terrorists linked to the PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad] , including the current head of the PIJ, Ramadan A. Shallah and Tarik Hamdi who was an al-Qaeda operative and currently wanted by ICE. W.I.S.E. a terrorist front for the PIJ leased the 12402 Pampas Pl address in Tampa during the early 1990’s, a business called Copy Time (Run by Sami Al-Arian) printed flyers and articles seeking contributions for the families of martyrs of the PIJ during the same time period in Tampa.
Reston Investments, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555 Grove Street, Ste. 114, Herndon, Virginia, currently operated by Al-Talib, Barzinji, and Mirza. SAAR Foundation – The SAAR Foundation at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia was dissolved in December 2000 and replaced by the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund. Its directors were Mirza, Sedky and Jaghlit. SAAR is the acronym for Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Rajihi, the Saudi sheik who set up the SAAR Foundation in the 1970s ostensibly to allow scholars and scientists from the Middle East and Asia to create charitable programs that would supply food, education, and technology to Islamic countries.
The U.S. branch of SAAR was dissolved in December 2000 after raising $1.7 billion in the United States. SAAR was part of the SAFA Trust Group, a group of shell companies headquartered at 555 Grove Street in Herndon, Virginia, where the FBI and the U.S. Customs agency believe SAAR was set up to raise funds and launder money for international terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and al Qaeda. In March 2002 the FBI and U.S. Customs raided SAAR’s Virginia offices and seized records of the SAFA Group (SAAR included).
The information obtained in this raid revealed a pattern of multi-layered transactions by the SAFA Group that were designed to confuse law-enforcement authorities and keep them off the money trail. Of $54 million dollars raised by the SAAR Foundation ostensibly for “charity,” $26 million went to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, a notorious location for drug runners and money laundering. Only $20 million made its way to SAFA Group charities. According to David Kane, the federal agent who led the raid, SAAR/SAFA’s intent was “to route money through hidden paths to terrorists, and to defraud the Untied States by impeding, importing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the IRS.”
Abdurahman Alamoudi, who has been linked to terrorism funding by federal authorities, led several organizations in the SAAR/SAFA Trust Group. The SAAR Foundation was also implicated in funding Sami Al-Arian, who was the U.S. leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), for which he raised money while working as a professor at the University of South Florida.SAAR Foundation, Canada – The SAAR Foundation Canada is an affiliate of the SAAR Foundation.
SAAR International – A “Safa Group” corporation currently incorporated in Washington, D.C. and operated by the company 1212 New York Avenue, Inc., a company itself operated by Lynx Systems of 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia. Safa Charities – Charities utilized by the Safa Group, including the African Muslim Agency, Heritage Education Trust, the IIIT, the SAAR Foundation, Safa Trust, Inc., the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund, and the York Foundation, among others.
Safa Group – A complex coalition of overlapping companies in Northern Virginia controlled by individuals who have shown support for terrorists and or terrorist fronts. The primary business addresses associated with these individuals are 500 and 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia; and 750-A Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg, Virginia.
Safa Trust, Inc. – A “Safa Group” corporation.
Salah, Samir – Safa Group member. Director of ADAMS, Taibah International Aid Association and former director of both the SAAR Foundation and Mar-Jac Investments.
Sana-Bell Al Kheer, Inc. – A corporation with a mailing address of 555 Grove Street, Ste. 114, Herndon, Virginia, operated by Hassan Bahafzallah, Yaqub Mirza and Abdullah Bin Saleh Al-Obaid. Sana-Bell receives rent from the Muslim World League and International Islamic Relief Organization.
School of Islamic and Social Sciences (SISS) – Safa Group entity now known as the GSISS, located at 750-a Miller Dr., Leesburg, Virginia.
Sedky, Cherif – Officer and/or director of Aradi, Inc., SAAR Foundation, and Yeminvest.
Ramadan Abdullah Shallah,– Shallah is the current leader of the Palestine Islamic Jihad. He previously was involved in the operations of the Islamic Concern Project and World Islamic Studies Enterprise. Shallah is on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorist list see here.
Sterling Charitable Gift Fund (d/b/a Sterling Management Corporation) – “Safa Group” corporation managed by M. Omar Ashraf, Muhammad Ashraf, Yaqub Mirza and Nabil Zeki.
Sterling Investment Group – Safa Group corporation directed by Muhammad Ashraf.
Sterling Management Group, Inc. – Listed operating name of Sterling Charitable Gift Fund.
Success Foundation – An affiliate of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO/IRO).
Totonji, Ahmad – Director of Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Safa Trust and other companies.
Unus, Iqbal – An officer or director of organizations in the “Safa Group”.
World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE) – A Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ-SF) front organization closely connected to the Islamic Concern Project/Islamic Committee for Palestine, all formed by Al-Arian in Tampa and helped run by Ramadan Abdullah Shallah. Customs agent David Kane also uncovered a monetary tie between IIIT and terrorism. Kane claims that, during a raid in Tampa, he found letters that prove IIIT sent at least $50,000 to the World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE), a front for Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The same affidavit states Ahmad Totonji personally signed an IIIT check in the amount of $10,000 to Sami al-Arian’s Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace on November 1, 2001. From the list of Exhibits of the Sami al-Arian trial No. 500014 Letter on WISE letterhead, PO Box 16648, Tampa, FL 33687, Tel (813) 985-4343, Fax (813) 985-4664, the phone number for WISE (813) 985-4343 is the current fax phone number for Sami al-Arian’s Islamic Academy of Florida 5910 East 130th Ave Tampa, FL 33617 Phone: 813-987-9282 Fax: 813-985-4343
York International – Safa Group organization located in the Isle of Man. York Foundation – Safa Group organization located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia, managed by Mirza and Muhammad Ashraf. Khaleel, Ziyad – aka Ziyad Sadaqa aka a.k.a Ziyad Abdulrahman. A Designated Terrorist. Purchased satellite telephone battery for Osama Bin Laden that allegedly facilitated the Al-Qaeda attack on the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Biheiri, Soliman – The articles of incorporation for BMI, Inc. show that Soliman Biheiri, who was then an Egyptian citizen visiting the United States on a tourist visa, formed an Islamic investing firm on March 19, 1986, which became known as Bait ul-Mal, Inc. (BMI, Inc.). Uzra Zeya in the article “Islam in America: How US Islamic Financial Institutions Provide Interest Free Services” in the March 1990 edition of Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs, described BMI as operating as an investment bank with customers both in the US and abroad focusing its resources in real estate and construction projects in the New Jersey, Boston and Washington, DC area.