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“Al-Qaida | Link is clarified
Kansas City businessman was part of al-Qaida terror cell, federal officials say”
BY MARK MORRIS
The Kansas City Star
June 18, 2012
SNIPPET: “A Kansas City businessman awaiting sentencing for providing support to al-Qaida was part of a small terror cell with two New York men, federal officials said Monday.
Beginning in late 2007, Khalid Ouazzani, 34, of Kansas City, contributed money to the terrorist organization through Sabirhan Hasanoff of Brooklyn. In June 2008, another man, Wesam El-Hanafi, accepted Ouazzanis oath of allegiance to al-Qaida, according to federal court records in New York, where Ouazzani is identified only as CC-1.
El-Hanafi pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy Monday in federal court in New York. Hasanoff pleaded guilty earlier this month.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorneys office in Kansas City confirmed the link between the cases.”