ACLU, VVAW, IAC, ANSWER, Not In Our Name, Human Rights First....they all fall under Ahmed Huber's guidence that operate(d) under SAAR foundation (currently under investigation after being raided in Operation Greenquest)
Among the conclave's key backers was Ahmed Huber, a Swiss-German convert to Islam who traveled back and forth to Beirut to promote the event. This is the same Huber who is a primary supporter of the NPD, the German neo-Nazi party that sent 4,000 of its members marching through Berlinâs historic Jewish neighborhood on a recent Sabbath.
It takes money, clout and coordination to get 4,000 people to march anywhere, and clearly, people like Huber have got all three. And his contacts stretch beyond Europe and the Middle East. In a recent televised interview, Huber spoke of his many lectures in the United States and boasted that because of his strong ties to American Islamic groups, he was given advance warning that something big was going to happen here -- well before 9/11.
Against a wall filled with pictures of his heroes -- the Ayatollah Khomeini and Hitler, among others -- Huber denies that his bank has helped al Qaida, even as he gloats about his cohorts in the U.S. assuring him, We will bring down the power of the Israel lobby.
Alias: Achmed Albert Friedrich Armand Huber
Nada Management Organization - the Nada Management Organization was blocked on suspicion that the firm had possible links to the September 11 attacks. No details were given about the amounts frozen or the banks concerned. The move comes after the United States asked Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein and the Bahamas to block all assets belonging to the Nada Management Organization, which was previously known as al-Taqwa. Two of the companyâs bosses were detained by police for questioning in Lugano on Wednesday, as part of a coordinated operation by Switzerland, Italy and Liechtenstein.
Youssef Mustafa Nada and Ali Ghaleb Himmat were taken into custody after Italian police raided their homes on Wednesday in Campione DâItalia, a tiny Italian enclave in Switzerland, surrounded by canton Ticino. They were later released. Another Nada official, Ahmed Huber, was questioned about al-Taqwaâs activities by Swiss officials in Bern before being released. The Swiss federal prosecutor, Valentin Roschacher, said the investigation was likely to take several months. âWe now have enough information to open an inquiry. We seized a lot of documentation on Wednesday, some of which is in Arabic, and it will take a long time to follow the paper trail.â
The US authorities say al-Taqwa is one of several informal cash exchanges - known as âhawalasâ - which funnel millions of dollars to terrorists outside the traditional banking system.
Investigators suspect that hawalas also help terrorists acquire material and supplies by acting as front organisations. They believe bin Laden has made use of them to acquire and distribute funds.
Nada Management, founded in 1987 under the name al-Taqwa, is one of the worldâs largest financial institutions dedicated to Muslim clients and Islamic business activities. One elemental service these groups provide is the hawala exchange system, by which small amounts of money - usually less than $1,000 - are transferred to other hawala agencies around the world. A sum of money or valuable can be brought to a hawala agency in Europe, for example, where a phone call to a network office in the Middle East or Asia will free up a corresponding amount at the desired destination.
The transaction is almost immediate, based entirely on trust and requires no certification that might leave a paper trail. Western antiterror experts suspect such unregulated transactions allow millions of dollars to be funneled to Islamist groups engaged in terror.
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|Iran||Linked to||Khobar Towers Bombing|
|Saif al-Adel||Resided in||Iran|
|Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi||Resided in||Iran|
|Saad bin Laden||Linked to||Iran|
|Islamic Great Eastern Raider's Front||Linked to||Iran|
|Hani Al-Sayegh||Linked to||Iran|
|Ahmed Huber||Linked to||Iran|
|Habip Aktas||Linked to||Iran|
|Yusuf Polat||Linked to||Iran|
|Fevzi Yitiz||Linked to||Iran|
|Muhammad Khalid||Traveled from||Iran|
|ASA Diam||Place a phone call to||Iran||1/15/2001||1/15/2001|
Ping to #44. Equivalent of Smith?
Thanks Cal, that's one piece.