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French wrap up terror probe (shoe bomber Richard Reid)
Big News Network.com ^ | 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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1 posted on 12/04/2004 2:11:23 AM PST by miltonim
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To: miltonim
"wrapped up an investigation into four Islamists who may have helped "

OK, did they or not? Sheesh, great investigation!

2 posted on 12/04/2004 2:23:51 AM PST by endthematrix ("Hey, it didn't hit a bone, Colonel. Do you think I can go back?" - U.S. Marine)
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To: miltonim

This is rich. France investigating terror is like Ted Kennedy investigating a liquor store.


3 posted on 12/04/2004 3:22:37 AM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: miltonim

This just in to our news desk........Four muslims awarded the French Terrorism Medal in a ceremony hosted by French President Jock Sheetrock.


4 posted on 12/04/2004 3:41:46 AM PST by stm
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To: miltonim
The article doesn't say which of the four Islamofacists are in a French jail. Or dead. Did I miss something?

5.56mm

5 posted on 12/04/2004 3:44:43 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

"the head of a Paris mosque . . . "

Ever notice how these investigations always seem to have the head of some mosque?


6 posted on 12/04/2004 5:03:22 AM PST by Truth wins
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To: miltonim
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 :)

7 posted on 12/04/2004 5:22:51 AM PST by bd476
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To: BurbankKarl; Petronski; nw_arizona_granny; Dallas59; Quix; lainie; MeekOneGOP; Cindy; BobS; ...

Ping.


8 posted on 12/04/2004 5:23:06 AM PST by bd476
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To: onyx

Ping.


9 posted on 12/04/2004 5:25:11 AM PST by bd476
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To: Imaverygooddriver

10 posted on 12/04/2004 5:26:01 AM PST by insider_uk
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To: bd476

What, me worry??


11 posted on 12/04/2004 5:28:01 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: MeekOneGOP

LOL! So true.


12 posted on 12/04/2004 5:32:12 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476


LOL!
Have you been here all night...again?


13 posted on 12/04/2004 6:02:46 AM PST by onyx
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To: miltonim; MeekOneGOP

Haahahhhhaaa... I have been pinged to every "shoe" thread since I joined the forum. Keep up the good work!


14 posted on 12/04/2004 8:23:15 AM PST by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi.)
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To: miltonim

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.


15 posted on 12/04/2004 11:43:45 AM PST by BobS
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