Skip to comments.Terror Suspects Named by U.S. Officials
Posted on 05/26/2004 12:41:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
A look at suspected al-Qaida operatives U.S. officials believe may be part of a plot to attack America:
_ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH: A Saudi native who used to live in South Florida. Nicknamed "Jafar the Pilot," El Shukrijumah is believed to be a possible leader of a terrorism cell or organizer similar to Mohamed Atta. He was a top planner of the Sept. 11 attacks and piloted one of the hijacked planes.
FBI officials began searching for El Shukrijumah last year due in part to the overseas interrogation of captured al-Qaida senior planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Federal prosecutors in northern Virginia last fall obtained a warrant to detain him as a material witness.
Authorities say he may be carrying passports from Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Canada.
They say El Shukrijumah is of particular interest because of his familiarity with the United States, ability to use fake documents and fluency in English. His family says El Shukrijumah left the Miami area in May 2001 for Morocco and denies he has any terrorist ties.
_AAFIA SIDDIQUI: A Pakistani woman who studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received a biology degree in 1995 and wrote a doctoral thesis on neurological sciences in 2001 at Brandeis University. Authorities have not charged that Siddiqui, 32, is a member of al-Qaida but believe she could be a "fixer," someone with knowledge of the United States who can get things done for other operatives. FBI officials believe Siddiqui also spent time in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.
The FBI issued a global alert for her arrest in March 2003 and requested that Pakistan locate Siddiqui. A month later, Siddiqui's mother, Ismat, claimed she saw her daughter get into a minicab with her three children for a journey from Karachi to Islamabad. But a senior Pakistani security official said Wednesday that she could not be found. Her husband, Dr. Amjad Mohammed Khan, also is wanted by the FBI for questioning.
_FAZUL ABDULLAH MOHAMMED: A native of the Comoros Republic in the Indian Ocean, he is believed to be al-Qaida's ringleader in eastern Africa. He has been indicted in the United States in the 1998 al-Qaida bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 231 people. Since the indictment, Fazul's face could be seen on the walls of Kenyan police stations, and he has a $25 million bounty on his head. He is thought to be hiding in Kenya or Somalia.
_AHMED KHALFAN GHAILIANI: A Tanzanian who also goes by the names "Foopie," "Fupi" and "Ahmed the Tanzanian." He is under indictment in the United States for the embassy attacks.
_AMER EL-MAATI: Born in Kuwait, he is wanted by the FBI for questioning about possible al-Qaida links.
_ABDERRAOUF JDEY: A Tunisian who obtained Canadian citizenship in 1995. He was among five men who left suicide messages on videotapes recovered in Afghanistan at the home of Mohammed Atef - reportedly Osama bin Laden's military chief who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2001.
Also recovered from the home was a suicide letter by Jdey from August 1999. In the letter, he pledged to die in battle against infidels, according to information released by U.S. authorities in 2002. Jdey also goes by the names Farouq Al-Tunisi and Al Rauf bin Al Habib bin Yousef Al-Jiddi. He might have a Canadian passport. His last known address was an apartment building in Montreal.
_ADAM YAHIHYI GADAHN: A 25-year-old U.S. citizen who also goes by the names Adam Pearlman and Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki. FBI Director Robert Mueller says he attended al-Qaida training camps and has served as an al-Qaida translator. Gadahn says on an Islamic Internet site that he grew up on a goat ranch in Riverside County, Calif., and converted to Islam in his later teenage years after moving to Garden Grove, Calif.
Fan of Death Metal music.
The woman sounds the most dangerous. Biology/Maryland.
Self loathing even after conversion. Interesting.
Anyone have picks of these targets?
First one here to get one to dance nekkid in NYC with a Ms. Piggy gift bag on their heads wins the DD Freeper of the Year Award.
That article has the laugh-out-loud line of the day for me:
"My grandmother, a computer whiz, is hooked up to America Online and I have been scooting the information superhighway since January."
And now he's trained in Afghanistan and he's a translator for al Qaeda. I hope he's exterminated overseas before the libbies can adopt him as their new poster child.
Please note that the good Terrorist ADAM YAHIHYI GADAHN posts missives at the Univerisity of Southern California's servers under the Muslim Students Association.
Alums may wish to make their displeasure known.
Check Verna Katz office, they're probably making coffee and running coppies.
Hmmm, a Saudi native who lived in South Florida and possible associate of Mohammed Atta. A good candidate for the anthrax letter mailer perhaps?
I was initially confused by that construct as well; that last sentence is referring to Atta.
Those AP writers need to go back to school and learn how to write a sentence.
let's just hope he's not the guy who has operational control of any additional stockpiles of the stuff that are already in the US. Possibly.
Right. How do you track down a terrorist who already went down in flames in 2001? (Unless they are looking for his ashes). That one's confusing.