1996 late or early 1997 : (ALMARABH ENTERS THE US FROM CANADA- See DETROIT CELL, TORONTO CELL, BOSTON CELL, TAMPA CELL) Almarabh's Vietnamese-born wife, Huyn T. Van, told the New York Times that her husband entered the U.S. from Canada in late 1996 or early 1997. ...Almarabh's wife said he told her he was Iraqi and that his mother and two brothers live in Kuwait. She said Almarabh was questioned by the FBI in Boston in August. ------- "IN CUSTODY IN DETROIT: Shadowy new name emerges in probe ; Jilali may be responsible for fake IDs; 3 Detroit suspects stay jailed , " BY JACK KRESNAK AND JIM SCHAEFER, [DETROIT] FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS , September 22, 2001 Sat
Perhaps Laurie Mylorie might find that a familiar thing like with the 1993 WTC ringleaders, one of whom appeared to have questionable ID obtained during Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.
JUNE 29, 2001 : (CANADA : IMMIGRATION HEARING : ALMARABH REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CITIZENSHIP- GETS UPSET AT THE SUGGESTION HE MIGHT BE DEPORTED TO SUDAN - See DETROIT CELL ) When asked by Canadian Immigration Officer John Glengarry what country he was a citizen of, Almarabh said, "I'm stateless," according to a transcript of a June 29 immigration hearing. He later told Canadian authorities that he was born in Kuwait to parents who were from Syria. Published reports have said Almarabh's mother was Palestinian and his father was a Syrian running a business in Kuwait. [* My note: His wife says he told her he was Iraqi with relatives in Kuwait] Almarabh told Canadian authorities that he would not leave their country. When an officer suggested he may have to be deported to Sudan, Almarabh became upset and said, "I won't leave." It is unclear from the transcript why he might be deported to Sudan. Almarabh told the officer to "put me back in a cell so I can die," according to the transcript. ------- "IN CUSTODY IN DETROIT: Shadowy new name emerges in probe ; Jilali may be responsible for fake IDs; 3 Detroit suspects stay jailed , " BY JACK KRESNAK AND JIM SCHAEFER, [DETROIT] FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS , September 22, 2001 Sat