Skip to comments.WTC Bombing Inmates Sent Letters Allegedly To Recruit Terrorists
Posted on 03/01/2005 11:40:17 AM PST by freeperfromnj
FLORENCE, Colo. -- Three men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing sent letters from the Supermax federal prison in Colorado that are suspected of being used by a Spanish terror cell to recruit suicide bombers, NewsChannel 4's Jonathan Dienst reported Monday.
Letters from one of those men, Mohammed Salameh were found on Mohamed Achraf, one of 17 people charged in October in Spain for an alleged plot to blow up that country's National Court, the network reported, citing confidential documents from a Spanish court.
One of the letters to Achraf, the alleged leader of the plot, reads: "Oh God! Make us live with happiness, make us die as martyrs, may we be united on the day of Judgment."
One of those arrested also faces charges for allegedly using letters from the trade center bombers to recruit terrorists, the network reported.
A letter sent by Salameh from prison was published in the Al-Quds newspaper, which read in part, "Osama Bin Laden is my hero of this generation."
According to NBC, at least 14 letters went back and forth between the World Trade Center bombers and the Spanish terror cell.
Inmates at the Colorado "Supermax" and other top security federal penitentiaries have strict restrictions, including having their mail inspected.
It was unclear how Salameh was able to send the letters. Wendy Montgomery, a spokeswoman at the prison here, did not return a phone call left after hours.
Justice Department officials in Washington referred calls to the Bureau of Prisons.
Supermax, dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies," opened in Florence in 1994 as a place to put problem prisoners. Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing, were sent here, as was Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.
Does this surprise anyone?
Hmmm. Look for Muslim correctional officers. Or leftwing attorneys.
They should have executed them years ago.
I missed it yesterday. Thanks for the link. The title of my post was very different than the one posted yesterday so it didn't come up in my search.
And we didn't give them the death penalty for what reason?
I just thought there was some diff info that everyone could see. I never did care about duplicate posts!!!
"Supermax, dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies," opened in Florence in 1994 as a place to put problem prisoners. Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing, were sent here, as was Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols."
They may as well rename it the Jihad training center!
Someone on the inside must have been helping facilitate the mail out of there.
This is a heck of a scoop for NBC and no one seems to be picking up on the story. Strange.
this is why we should let them live and maybe why those letters were allowed to get out.
Some Supermax prison. I guess they work with plastique explosive during occupational-therapy hour.
Thanks for the ping, Fedora.
Sending letters? These people have no business still breathing. They should be marched outside and shot dead. End of problem.
Yes, it surprises me that this could possibly get through..I am outraged.
Excellent thread, thank you kindly for the ping!
Just a couple of points:
1. There are a LOT of Muslims in the prison system:inmates,counsellors,guards,etc.
2. Just about ANY of them would feel "obliged" to smuggle out letters for a "fellow Muslim".
3. Mail can only be censored if it goes through ats "regulation" path.Something passed,hand-to-hand, is not going to be SEEN by the warden's office.
4. It is in the nature of any US prison that someone is being released ( time served,parole.probation ) every day;and every inmate released is in a position to act as a "courier" for other inmates-including those supposedly "incommunicado".
5. The people "pushing" this story should certainly know what I've just outlined is a basic fact of life. ( If they don't,they should be in another line of business !)
Thanks for adding those excellent points.
Thanks for the ping!
another reason not to bring the gitmo terrorists here
I hear you.
BTW, did you read about the helicopter/jihad plot recently?
no- have a link?