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Brit 7/7 'bomb fixer' held (All Dead British Bombers Had His Phone #)
UK Sun ^ | 7-20-05 | MIKE SULLIVAN

Posted on 07/20/2005 6:25:26 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

A BRITISH Muslim feared to have orchestrated the London bombings which killed 56 was being held in Pakistan last night.

Pakistani intelligence sources said Haroon Rashid Aswad’s phone number was listed on the mobile phones registered to ALL FOUR 7/7 suicide attackers.

Aswad, 35, from Dewsbury, West Yorks, was believed to have been killed fighting with the Taliban against US troops in Afghanistan in 2002.

But he was seized — wearing a belt packed with explosives — during swoops on 150 al-Qaeda terror suspects in Pakistan, according to security sources.

Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed denied Aswad was among those arrested.

But several sources said he was held at a religious school in Sargodha, 90 miles south of Islamabad.

An intelligence source said: “We strongly believe he has links with the bombers.”

Aswad was brought up in the same area of Dewsbury where three of the four bombers came from.

He was assumed to have died when a body carrying his passport was found after a shoot-out with US forces in Afghanistan.

British security sources insisted they had no information to link Aswad directly with the bombers.

But despite their reaction to the arrest, Aswad’s position as a senior figure in the al-Qaeda network began to emerge yesterday.

He was one of nine children and first came to the attention of Western security forces when he attended an al-Qaeda training camp in the US state of Oregon in 1999.

After the shoot-out in Afghanistan, Aswad slipped into Pakistan where he is said to have become a major figure in al-Qaeda.

He is believed to have met Osama Bin Laden and was last night being questioned over his alleged links to the London suicide bombers.

Aswad was picked up during swoops on religious schools infiltrated by al-Qaeda.

Police have spoken to Aswad’s family in the UK to check on his movements, it emerged yesterday.

But relatives at Batley, West Yorks, told officers that they had not heard from him for ten years.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: asshat; asswad; aswad; aswat; britain; londonattacked; mosquewatch; uk; wot
Big stuff that ALL the bombers had this guys number.
1 posted on 07/20/2005 6:25:30 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

" He was one of nine children "

These people multiply like rabbits ...


2 posted on 07/20/2005 6:28:53 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Anti-Bubba182

bttt


3 posted on 07/20/2005 6:29:59 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Anti-Bubba182
he was seized — wearing a belt packed with explosives

Pakistani intelligence sources said Haroon Rashid Aswad’s phone number was listed on the mobile phones registered to ALL FOUR 7/7 suicide attackers.

“We strongly believe he has links with the bombers.”

Wow! And they came to that conclusion all by themselves? Wow.

4 posted on 07/20/2005 6:35:28 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952

I can't believe there is an innocent explanation for the bombers all to have his number. People in his line are not the chatty type.


5 posted on 07/20/2005 6:39:04 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He probably has the number to DNC HQ in his phone.


6 posted on 07/20/2005 6:39:47 PM PDT by JediForce (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Dog; Coop; Miss Marple; Howlin

ping


7 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:10 PM PDT by kayak (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: sushiman

Evil psycho rabbits from Hell


8 posted on 07/20/2005 6:49:50 PM PDT by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Give the guy a boiling water enema, then have a chat.


9 posted on 07/20/2005 6:51:16 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: sushiman

... first came to the attention of Western security forces when he attended an al-Qaeda training camp in the US state of Oregon in 1999.


"al-Qaeda training camp in the US state of Oregon" Is it just me, or does that not scare the liver out of you?


10 posted on 07/20/2005 7:00:00 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers (Freud was wrong. It's all about "Roe v. Wade")
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

googling now.....


scary stuff.


11 posted on 07/20/2005 7:42:12 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: toomanygrasshoppers; All

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=3321

Al Qaeda Camp in Oregon
By Patrick J. McDonnell
The Los Angeles Times | September 24, 2002


Prosperity may have bypassed this corner of the Pacific Northwest, but self-styled entrepreneur Earnest James Ujaama sensed opportunity. In the secluded landscape of parched ranch land and rugged volcanic outcroppings, he saw visions of Afghanistan--and a chance for profit in the jihad training business.

In the fall of 1999, federal authorities say, Ujaama faxed a proposal promoting creation of a "jihad training camp" in the United States. It was addressed to a radical London cleric and reputed Al Qaeda recruiter named Abu Hamza Al-Masri.

Ujaama--a Muslim convert from Seattle, born James Earnest Thompson--had become a protege of Abu Hamza, according to U.S. officials who say the American pledged bayat, an oath of loyalty, to the mullah. Ujaama studied Islam at the London mosque and helped manage an affiliated Web site advocating violence against the United States and other Western nations.

Initial response to the proposed Afghanistan-style training operation in rural Oregon seemed favorable.

Officials say two suspected Al Qaeda associates from Europe were soon dispatched to inspect the site, a tumbledown parcel containing several derelict trailers and cordoned off by barbed wire. Upon arrival, one of the operatives boasted that he was "a hit man" for Osama bin Laden, according to court records.

Ujaama, in his early 30s at the time, already had an impressive record of business start-ups. He had won acclaim from lawmakers in the Pacific Northwest and Nevada for his entrepreneurship and community activism. A Washington state legislator had even proclaimed an official day in his honor.

By the time Ujaama floated his training camp pitch--to charge recruits for instruction--he was already familiar with Al Qaeda's network of boot camps in eastern Afghanistan, authorities say. He had visited the region, holding a letter of introduction to Taliban authorities provided by Abu Hamza. He even helped one young recruit from the London mosque gain entry to a terrorist training facility in Afghanistan, according to law enforcement documents.

Ultimately, authorities say, Ujaama's audacious proposal disintegrated into a kind of moujahedeen comic-opera. According to federal investigators, the Al Qaeda agents who ventured to Oregon complained of grossly inflated claims and abysmal conditions at the ranch. Apparently blaming Ujaama, the burly militant calling himself Bin Laden's hit man mused about killing the Seattle deal-maker.

"Ujaama basically saw this as a cash cow," said one federal official, referring to the proposed Oregon camp. But, he said, once the amateurish reality on the ground became clear, "No self-respecting international terrorist would have anything to do with" Ujaama's plan.

Today, almost three years later, the 36-year-old Ujaama sits in federal custody in Seattle, accused of providing material support to international terrorists. At the heart of the indictment against him is the alleged training camp scheme.

Privately, however, authorities acknowledge that the case against Ujaama is aimed at bagging a more substantial quarry: the London cleric, Abu Hamza.

Abu Hamza is a striking figure--one-eyed, steel claws for hands, a victim, he says, of a mine explosion in Afghanistan. The sheik is an open admirer of Bin Laden and has inspired a global network of followers, making him one of the best-known advocates of militant Islam in Europe.

Earlier this month Abu Hamza and his mosque hosted a de facto celebration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which was labeled "A Towering Day in History."

U.S. and French authorities have privately expressed frustration that London has not moved more aggressively against a number of British-based Muslim militants, notably Abu Hamza, a naturalized citizen of the United Kingdom. Despite his incendiary talk--the cleric has urged youngsters to go to Afghanistan, has publicly justified last year's and other attacks, and has warned of more--Abu Hamza denies inciting or participating in violence. So far, British freedom of speech statutes have shielded him from prosecution. The sheik addressed Oxford students last year.

Sources have confirmed that Abu Hamza and the two alleged Al Qaeda emissaries dispatched to Oregon are the three unnamed co-conspirators cited in the indictment filed against Ujaama in federal court in Seattle.

Ujaama is not charged with anything related to last year's terrorist attacks. However, he is one of only a handful of U.S. natives accused of aiding Al Qaeda.

According to the indictment and other law enforcement accounts, Ujaama conspired with confederates "to murder and maim," while discussing crimes that included robberies, poisoning water supplies and firebombing vehicles.

The complex picture emerging of Ujaama is that of a hustler who dabbled on the fringes of global terrorism with an eye to make a buck--an image more suggestive of a capitalist go-getter than of a political or religious fanatic.

the same time, Ujaama has expressed increasingly radical views--recently echoing Abu Hamza's conspiracy theory that Washington likely had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks but refused to intervene, in an apparent effort to have a pretext with which to crack down on Muslims worldwide.

Whatever his true convictions, Ujaama clearly has become an important pawn in one corner of the war on terrorism: U.S. efforts to reach into the nerve center of radical Islam in London and take down a leader regarded as one of Al Qaeda's principal front men.

An Entrepreneurial Spirit From an Early Age

He still was James Earnest Thompson when he started his first business at age 9, raking leaves in the neighborhood with his brother. He launched a home maintenance service when he was 14, then moved in with relatives in California, where he hawked discount store coupons. At 16 he was back in Seattle, where he was named top salesman at a downtown clothier before moving on to other self-employment ventures, at one point directing profits to starving children in Ethiopia.....'


12 posted on 07/20/2005 7:44:15 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
But he was seized — wearing a belt packed with explosives

Guess he was to chicken to pull the trigger.

13 posted on 07/20/2005 7:45:09 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: taxesareforever

Aswad??His name is ASSWAD???!!Jeez,talk about truthg in advertising...


14 posted on 07/20/2005 7:47:56 PM PDT by gripper ("Does this mean we can hit back ,now?")
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To: kayak; All

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http://www.gagreport.com/bizarrenews%20-%20video%20-%20US%20sniper%20in%20Iraq.htm#news


15 posted on 07/20/2005 7:59:04 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

HUH? The BBC reported Egyptian propaganda that this guy wasnt connected with Al Qaeda


16 posted on 07/20/2005 8:01:11 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Support George Allen in 08!)
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To: Blurblogger; CHARLITE; nopardons; Smartass

see 15


17 posted on 07/20/2005 8:01:12 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

I forgot the sarcasm tag


18 posted on 07/20/2005 8:03:46 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Support George Allen in 08!)
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To: bitt; Ol' Sparky; NormsRevenge; TAquinas; k2blader; Dont_Tread_On_Me_888; Eagle Eye

holy sh*t, check this link that bitt posted!

Amazing Videos: US Sniper in Iraq

"UNBELIEVEABLE sniper action..."This amazing (but rather graphic!) military footage secretly smuggled out of Iraq shows a US sniper in action. He's using a 50 caliber sniper rifle that fires a 650 grain, copper jacketed parabolic bullet at 3000 fps. Most of these shots are at targets (nice euphemism, huh?) over a mile away. This definitely isn't Hollywood! (Source: Thanks John - keep them coming)"

http://www.gagreport.com/bizarrenews%20-%20video%20-%20US%20sniper%20in%20Iraq.htm#news


19 posted on 07/20/2005 8:05:46 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Support George Allen in 08!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Since Britain does not have the death penalty, and this guy is already "dead" couldn't we all request Pakistan to arrange for his permanent dirt nap?


20 posted on 07/20/2005 8:13:42 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
Wow! Incredible sniper shots.

Leni

21 posted on 07/20/2005 8:13:57 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: toomanygrasshoppers
"al-Qaeda training camp in the US state of Oregon" Is it just me, or does that not scare the liver out of you?

I found this information a tad upsetting.

22 posted on 07/20/2005 8:19:46 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Those look like marmots to me. Whistle pigs.


23 posted on 07/20/2005 8:22:28 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: MinuteGal

lol, i didnt post that, i just re=posted another freeper's link when i pinged others :)


24 posted on 07/20/2005 8:33:42 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Support George Allen in 08!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Connecting the dots...
Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri (Captain Hooks) is accused of sending Aswat (the planner of the 7/7 attacks in London) to America in 1999 to set up camps in Oregon for US-born recruits.

Abu Hamza al-Masri (aka Captain Hook) went to trial in London on July 5 for soliciting murder of Jews and non-Muslims

Was this attack in London an objection to his trial?


25 posted on 07/20/2005 9:35:14 PM PDT by BushFaninATL
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To: sushiman
These people multiply like rabbits ...

Well, I was thinking maggots, but yeah, I agree.

26 posted on 07/21/2005 5:22:20 AM PDT by America's Resolve (Liberal Democrats are liars, cheats and thieves with no morals, scruples, ethics or honor!)
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To: Bahbah

I found this information a tad upsetting.


If you really want to be upset, read "The Third Terrorist" by Jayna Davis. I'm finishing it up now. There's a lot of "crap" going on that doesn't smell quite right.


27 posted on 07/21/2005 5:48:09 AM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers (Freud was wrong. It's all about "Roe v. Wade")
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