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AP Enterprise: Feds investigating Conn businessman in terror case [Maswood], New Haven CT ^ | August 11, 2004 | AP

Posted on 08/11/2004 1:12:00 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough

(Cromwell-AP, Aug. 11, 2004 1:25 PM) _ A Cromwell man says he's being targeted in a federal terrorism probe because he's a Muslim.

Forty-one-year-old Syed Maswood is denying allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site.

Maswood confirms that he's he unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism.

Maswood says that on March 17th, federal agents raided his home, seizing computer equipment and financial records.

According to the affidavit, investigators discovered Maswood's e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to terrorists.

Maswood has not been charged in the case but said he has been detained and searched three times while traveling on business recently and said officials have told him he's on a U-S no-fly list.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 200403; 20040317; 200404; 20040411; babarahmad; bif; chicago; chicagocell; cromwell; ctcell; frankfurt; germany; hartford; jihadinamerica; maswood; moneytrail; noflylist; raid; searstower; searstowerplot; syedmaswood; syedrmaswood
*paging ACLU
1 posted on 08/11/2004 1:12:01 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough

bump for later -- this one's close to home...

2 posted on 08/11/2004 1:16:09 PM PDT by sc2_ct (This is the way the world ends... not with a bang but a whimper)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Syed Rizwan Maswood: Muslim files lawsuit over violation of civil rights 04/19/2004, Ref, 1911
CT - Syed Rizwan Maswood, a prominent Muslim from Hartford whose home was broken into by ten FBI agents in March this year, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government alleging violation of his civil rights.

On April 11, Maswood was also stopped at Frankfurt Airport, Germany and told that his name was on 'No-fly List' and that he will be arrested upon his arrival at Chicago. Upon his arrival at Chicago airport, he was boarded off and questioned again.

Maswood, who as a businessman frequently travels abroad, faces severe difficulty in running his business due to his name on 'no-fly-list'

He must know John Edwards.

3 posted on 08/11/2004 1:23:24 PM PDT by leadpencil1 (Somewhere in Massachusetts, a village is missing their DORK)
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To: leadpencil1

Lundgren (Anthrax death) was from Connecticut. Wonder exactly where this dude lived? Always thought she was a "person to person" hit, i.e., someone released it right before under her nose somehow. She only went to town on weekends but she was definitely a creature of habit just as the oddball case in NYC was.

4 posted on 08/11/2004 1:35:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
A Cromwell man says

Cromwell is about 40 driving miles from Oxford, CT where the anthrax victim lived.

That's a long drive in Connecticut.

5 posted on 08/11/2004 1:45:27 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (Unabashed for Bush.)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

6 posted on 08/13/2004 9:17:11 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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MARCH 17, 2004 : (CT : NUCLEAR ENGINEER SYED R MASWOOD'S HOME IS RAIDED--- See BIF, BABAR AHMAD {Cousin of MOHAMMED NAEEM NOOR KHAN, FINSBURYPARKCELL}) Federal agents raided Maswood's home March 17, seizing computer equipment and financial records, he said. Investigators discovered his e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to terrorists, according to the affidavit, which was unsealed Friday in New Haven as part of an international terrorism probe. From his home, Maswood runs North American Technical Services, which exports nuclear detection instruments, water treatment devices and environmental equipment to Middle East and Asian governments. --- "Feds Investigating Conn. Nuclear Engineer In Terror Case," AP via, POSTED: 1:13 pm EDT August 11, 2004 UPDATED: 1:17 pm EDT August 11, 2004 ,


APRIL 2004 : (UK : CHICAGO SEARS TOWER PLOT {SEE APRIL 19, 2004} FOILED? -- See UK FERTILIZER BOMB / OSMIUM TETROXIDE PLOT, OTTAWA CANADA CELL {See M M KHAWAJA}) A plot by terrorists to use dirty bombs laced with the deadly chemical osmium tetroxide to attack U.S. targets including the Sears Tower in Chicago was uncovered by British intelligence and law enforcement authorities, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. British police and military bomb experts passed on information to their U.S. counterparts. Traces of the chemical, as well as manuals for its use, were discovered by the British intelligence community during raids following the March Madrid attack.
A number of intelligence and security agencies include osmium tetroxide in their list of dangerous materials. It can be purchased in a gel-like form in small quantities. It is mainly used for laboratory experiments. The gel is highly toxic and can be developed into a coating element for bomb parts, or into an aerosol.
Though it is not clear from the sources that al-Qaida was behind the plot, Osama bin Laden's network had previously eyed the Sears Tower as a target, following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
...Following 9-11, about $6.5 million was invested to improve the building's security, including more digital cameras, tightly controlled access requiring a security-approved card to get through turnstiles, additional security officers and improved communications with government and outside agencies. ...
The terrorist group's operations chief, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, told interrogators that al-Qaida's follow-up attacks in the Midwest and West Coast were thwarted by the intensity of the U.S. response to the strikes on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon.
Mohammed said he and his nephew, Ramzi Yousuf, who was behind the first World Trade Center bombing a decade ago, had identified the targets through almanacs of American buildings. "We were looking for symbols of economic might," he told interrogators. ...
A plan to launch a chemical attack in Britain had also been prevented.
------ "Dirty Bomb Plot on Sears Tower," World Net Daily ^ | 4/19/2004 | World Net Daily Posted on 04/19/2004 6:07:49 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever

APRIL 19, 2004 : (CHICAGO, IL : SEARS TOWER PLOT D-DAY -- See HISTORY|WMDFOLDER|OSMIUM TETROXIDE) There are all kinds of conspircay theories that the Sears tower was supposed to be hit today. 4/19. ---FREEPER finnman69 Indeed. Today is 911 hours after Madrid (which was 911 days after 9/11), also the aniv of Waco-OKC. Tinfoil link alert: 28 posted on 04/19/2004 6:58:12 AM PDT by Nexus
To: Rutles4Ever When someone here connected the dots mathematically with Madrid, they also nailed the Sears Towers for today at 3:00 ish via math and 3/11, 911. Does anybody else remember this? 52 posted on 04/19/2004 12:56:57 PM PDT by mabelkitty | To 1

AUGUST 2004 first week " (UK : BABAR AHMAD IS ARRESTED) WASHINGTON — A terrorism suspect arrested in Britain this week was in Internet contact with a U.S. Navy reservist and had detailed information about the sailor's San Diego-based battleship carrier group, including its classified travel plans and its vulnerability to attack, British and American prosecutors said Friday. (Excerpt) Read more at ...---- "U.S. Accuses British Man of Terrorist Conspiracy," The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 7, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Babar Ahmad, a 30-year-old college employee arrested by British authorities Thursday, was described as a cousin of suspected Al Qaeda member Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan — whose recent arrest in Pakistan triggered a spate of terrorism alerts last weekend in New York, New Jersey and Washington.---- "U.S. Accuses British Man of Terrorist Conspiracy," (Had plans of classified Naval group movements) The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 7, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
The article has several paragraphs on this, says he has not been charged but the investigation continues.... investigators have not yet tied him directly to the e-mail exchanges with a jihadist Internet site called Azzam publications, which investigators say was operated by Ahmad ....-----10 posted on 08/07/2004 9:59:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

AUGUST 2004 first week : (FINSBURY PARK CELL'S BABAR AHMAD {COUSIN OF MOHAMMED NAEEM NOOR KHAN} IS CHARGED -- See CT NUKE ENGINEER MASWOOD, CHECHNYA, BIF {ILLINOIS CELL}) Federal agents last week charged British computer specialist Babar Ahmad with running a fund-raising site for Islamic militants. While dissecting Ahmad's computer files, investigators say they discovered an e-mail seeking help getting money to Islamic rebels in Chechnya. They traced that e-mail to Maswood. The married father of three said he never offered to aid Chechen rebel leaders but said he may have asked how he could help the humanitarian effort in the area.
U.S. ...[ICE] agents also discovered that Maswood donated more than $10,000 to the Benevolence International Foundation, an Illinois-based charity accused of supporting terrorism. But Maswood said the charity is one of many he has supported for humanitarian purposes, including Christian relief efforts. He said investigators seized evidence of those donations during the raid.
Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Benevolence International had been given IRS tax-exempt status. "If you're claiming that BIF was a terrorist organization, why did the IRS issue them a tax ID number and allow them to solicit donations from all over the country?" Maswood said.
A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said last week that investigators are poring over the e-mail addresses uncovered in the [Babar] Ahmad case, trying to determine who wanted to provide humanitarian aid and who wanted to support terrorism.... ..... While federal investigators did not name Maswood in the affidavit, they confirmed that a search warrant was executed in Cromwell. --- "Feds Investigating Conn. Nuclear Engineer In Terror Case," AP via, POSTED: 1:13 pm EDT August 11, 2004 UPDATED: 1:17 pm EDT August 11, 2004 ,

AUGUST 6, 2004 : (NOOR KHAN WAS WORKING UNDER COVER [AND WAS EXPOSED BY LEAK TO NY TIMES DOUG JEHL]) Al-Qaida suspect was secretly cooperating with counterrorist sting ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The al-Qaida suspect named by U.S. officials as the source of information that led to this week’s terrorist alerts was working undercover, Pakistani intelligence sources said Friday, putting an end to the sting operation and forcing Pakistan to hide the man in a secret location.
Under pressure to justify the alerts in three Northeastern cities, U.S. officials confirmed a report by The New York Times that the man, Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan, was the source of the intelligence that led to the decision.
A Pakistani intelligence source told Reuters on Friday that Khan, who was arrested in Lahore secretly last month, had been actively cooperating with intelligence agents to help catch al-Qaida operatives when his name appeared in U.S. newspapers. (Excerpt) Read more at ...------- "Pakistan: U.S. blew undercover operation" (NY Times blew double agent cover) MSNBC ^ | 8/6/04 | MSNBC

7 posted on 08/15/2009 5:09:47 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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