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Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plot
Washington Times ^
| Tuesday, October 5, 2004
| By Jerry Seper
Posted on 10/05/2004 12:35:31 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
The Washington Times
By Jerry Seper
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published October 5, 2004
A top al Qaeda cell leader spotted in Mexico and Canada has been identified as an active player in a scheme to obtain radioactive materials for a so-called "dirty bomb" that could be smuggled into the United States, federal authorities said.
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, who worshipped at the same South Florida mosque as Jose Padilla -- now being held as an enemy combatant in a plot to detonate a "dirty bomb" -- has attempted unsuccessfully to enter the United States using phony passports, authorities said.
The al Qaeda leader reportedly was observed last year during a trip to Canada, where authorities suspect he posed as a student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. An FBI informant told authorities the terrorist leader was seeking material to build a dirty bomb -- a conventional explosive laced with radioactive material.
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TOPICS: Canada; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; canada; dirtybomb; elshukrijumah; hamilton; jerryseper; jihadinamerica; mcmaster; mcmasteru; mcmasteruniversity; mexico; ontario; shukrijumah
To: JohnHuang2; oceanview; Cap Huff; Coop
Quicker we catch him the better .....this is one very dangerous dude.
posted on 10/05/2004 5:17:36 AM PDT
he's been kicking around for a while now.
posted on 10/05/2004 9:43:45 AM PDT
According to this article he is trying very hard to get in this country.....something tells me there is a cell that is operational...in the US.
posted on 10/05/2004 9:51:34 AM PDT
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