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French wrap up terror probe (shoe bomber Richard Reid)
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| Tuesday 30th November, 2004
Posted on 12/04/2004 2:11:23 AM PST by miltonim
French anti-terror magistrates wrapped up an investigation into four Islamists who may have helped British shoe bomber Richard Reid in France.
Le Parisien reports the suspects include the head of a Paris mosque, the leader of a Pakistani community and two other men.
Reid spent several days in Paris before boarding a Miami-bound plane in December 2001 with explosives stuffed in his sneakers. Last year, Reid was sentenced to life in prison by a U.S. court for trying to blow up the flight.
One of the French suspects, Imam Kamel Lakhram, reportedly acknowledged to French authorities Reid had slept at his mosque in northern Paris.
Another, Ghumal Mastapha Rama, president of a Pakistani Islamic association, originally admitted meeting Reid in July 2001 before retracting his remarks, Le Parisien said. Rama is suspected of being the French representative of a banned Saudi foundation.
Rama said originally two other men, Hassan El Cheguer and Hakim Mokhfi, had introduced him to Reid, the newspaper said.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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posted on 12/04/2004 2:11:23 AM PST
"wrapped up an investigation into four Islamists who may have helped "
OK, did they or not? Sheesh, great investigation!
posted on 12/04/2004 2:23:51 AM PST
("Hey, it didn't hit a bone, Colonel. Do you think I can go back?" - U.S. Marine)
This is rich. France investigating terror is like Ted Kennedy investigating a liquor store.
posted on 12/04/2004 3:22:37 AM PST
(I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
This just in to our news desk........Four muslims awarded the French Terrorism Medal in a ceremony hosted by French President Jock Sheetrock.
posted on 12/04/2004 3:41:46 AM PST
The article doesn't say which of the four Islamofacists are in a French jail. Or dead. Did I miss something?
posted on 12/04/2004 3:44:43 AM PST
by M Kehoe
To: M Kehoe
"the head of a Paris mosque . . . "
Ever notice how these investigations always seem to have the head of some mosque?
Whew, what a relief. This is wonderful news. I feel so much better because the French do such good work. It is reassuring speculating that this now completed terror probe done by the French will be no exception.
I'm sure the French performed an exemplary and marvelous investigation just like they did here:
Breaking News: Security Investigation of Air France Jet at LAX Right Now
/ sarcasm :)
posted on 12/04/2004 5:22:51 AM PST
To: BurbankKarl; Petronski; nw_arizona_granny; Dallas59; Quix; lainie; MeekOneGOP; Cindy; BobS; ...
posted on 12/04/2004 5:23:06 AM PST
posted on 12/04/2004 5:25:11 AM PST
What, me worry??
posted on 12/04/2004 5:28:01 AM PST
(There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! ©)
posted on 12/04/2004 5:32:12 AM PST
Have you been here all night...again?
posted on 12/04/2004 6:02:46 AM PST
To: miltonim; MeekOneGOP
Haahahhhhaaa... I have been pinged to every "shoe" thread since I joined the forum. Keep up the good work!
posted on 12/04/2004 8:23:15 AM PST
by Hi Heels
(Proud to be a Pajamarazzi.)
When they get to a civil war, let me know. I'll join the Spanish Guardia Nacional. They worked closely with the AF OSI. I need a change of scenery anyway. I'll take a leave of absence to get there.
posted on 12/04/2004 11:43:45 AM PST
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