SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 or earlier : (SAN DIEGO : IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI IS IMAM OF A MOSQUE ATTENDED BY THREE FUTURE HIJACKERS OF 9/11— See SAN DIEGO CELL,FALLS CHURCH CELL, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL ) Before the 9-11 attacks, when he [Aulaqi] was imam of a San Diego mosque attended by three of the Pentagon hijackers, all of whom were Saudi nationals, Aulaqi was the subject of a separate FBI counterterrorism investigation. The imam allegedly had ties to suspected terrorism groups, and contacts with other terrorist suspects. The case was closed before the 9-11 attacks, however. “There’s a lot of smoke there” regarding the imam’s connections to the Saudi hijackers, an FBI agent on the 9-11 case was quoted as saying in the recently [relative to Aug 16, 2003] declassified 9-11 congressional report.
Aulaqi, 32, listed the address of his former employer, Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va. [see VA JIHAD], as his residence, according to the incident report. -——— “D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe ,” WorldNetDaily.com, August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry
JUNE 2002 : (IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI IS THE SUBJECT OF MONEY LAUNDERING PROBE CALLED OPERATION GREENQUEST— See SAN DIEGO CELL, FALLS CHURCH CELL, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL) As of June 2002, Aulaqi was the subject of a terrorism-related money-laundering probe called Operation Green Quest, WorldNetDaily has learned. That operation, started when Customs was part of the Treasury Department, has been credited with seizing some $11 million from suspected terrorism-financing networks. ————D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry