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FBI Looking for Five Illegal Immigrants (five men of Arab ancestry entered illegally Dec. 24)
Associated Press

Posted on 12/29/2002 1:33:31 PM PST by RCW2001

FBI Looking for Five Illegal Immigrants


The Associated Press
Sunday, December 29, 2002; 4:23 PM

WASHINGTON –– The FBI said Sunday it is looking for five men of Arab ancestry who may have entered the country illegally last week.

The agency said the five men are believed to have arrived in the United States on or before Christmas Eve.

The five men are: Abid Noraiz Ali, Iftikhar Khozmai Ali, Mustafa Khan Owasi, Adil Pervez and Akbar Jamal, all born between 1969 and 1983. The FBI warned that the names and birth dates may be false.

The FBI said it had no indication the men were linked to terrorist activities, but still wanted to question the five "based upon information developed in the course of ongoing investigations."

The FBI said it was working with the Customs, Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Transportation Security Agency to find the men.

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On the Net:

Photographs of the men: http://www.fbi.gov


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: 200212; 20021224; abidali; abidnoraizali; ali; iftikharali; iftikharkhozmaiali; jihadinamerica; mustafakhanowasi
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1 posted on 12/29/2002 1:33:31 PM PST by RCW2001
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To: RCW2001
Did they come across the Southwest border?
2 posted on 12/29/2002 1:36:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: RCW2001
This is just 5 they know about.
3 posted on 12/29/2002 1:39:25 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Looking for more info on this. Originally picked it up as CNN breaking news at the tailend of their report.
4 posted on 12/29/2002 1:40:52 PM PST by RCW2001
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To: RCW2001
Just in time for the New Year. Maybe they have something to due with the increase in chatter between Canada and US cells reported last week. Just speculating.
5 posted on 12/29/2002 1:44:21 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: RCW2001
http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/terseekinfomartyr.htm

pics and video
6 posted on 12/29/2002 1:44:50 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: RCW2001
Thanks for posting what you have!
7 posted on 12/29/2002 1:45:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: RCW2001; Miss Marple
RCW...good catch.

That is a full combat cell(5)...

8 posted on 12/29/2002 1:46:27 PM PST by Dog
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To: RCW2001
I wonder if they even know which of the 50 states they entered through?
9 posted on 12/29/2002 1:49:18 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: RCW2001
See if they entered thru Canada...
10 posted on 12/29/2002 1:49:53 PM PST by Dog
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To: RCW2001
The question is, why did we let them enter? If we know they're here, why didn't we just stop them? Is that how bad the INS is? Meaning it took from Dec. 24 to Dec 29 to figure out they were in the Country? This is absolutely outrageous.
11 posted on 12/29/2002 1:49:55 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: RCW2001
The FBI said Sunday it is looking for five men of Arab ancestry who may have entered the country illegally last week.

Jees, I hope they don't start in California for they would have to weed through over 100,000 legal...Ilegal aliens to find them.

12 posted on 12/29/2002 1:50:34 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: RCW2001
Better find them. NYC is full at midnight 12/31/02.
13 posted on 12/29/2002 1:52:10 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: RCW2001; All
Doesn't anyone ever wonder how the FBI got their mug shots?

sw

14 posted on 12/29/2002 1:52:38 PM PST by spectre
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Photos at this link...

Here!

15 posted on 12/29/2002 1:53:34 PM PST by Dog
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To: EGPWS
FOX -- through Canada.
16 posted on 12/29/2002 1:53:38 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Dog
Just reported on FOX, they apparently did enter thru Canada.

sw

17 posted on 12/29/2002 1:54:09 PM PST by spectre
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
FOX Says Canada
18 posted on 12/29/2002 1:55:48 PM PST by Friend of thunder
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To: Dog
Photos at this link...

Drat! I tried to copy properties, but none are givin to transfer the pictures!

From Canada to Seatle? Maybe they don't know the diff between Wa. state and DC?(I think that's what Fox just said)
Fox - maybe Algerian.

19 posted on 12/29/2002 1:57:51 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: spectre
Damn..

Bet this is part of that guy getting picked up a couple of weeks ago...

This smells like a terror cell.

20 posted on 12/29/2002 1:57:55 PM PST by Dog
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To: Fred Mertz; Travis McGee
Ping!
21 posted on 12/29/2002 2:00:12 PM PST by Dog
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To: concerned about politics
Oh crap, I forgot that these ghouls tried to stage an attack in New Years in Seattle 2000 and were thawarted.
22 posted on 12/29/2002 2:01:46 PM PST by ewing
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To: concerned about politics

This is a graphic banner for Seeking Information.


This is a photograph of Abid Noraiz Ali. This is a photograph of Iftikhar Khozmai Ali. This is a photograph of Mustafa Khan Owasi.

ABID NORAIZ ALI

IFTIKHAR KHOZMAI ALI

MUSTAFA KHAN OWASI

This is a photograph of Adil Pervez. This is a photograph of Akbar Jamal.

ADIL PERVEZ

AKBAR JAMAL

The United States Government is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of the individuals shown above.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE PERSONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.

This is a graphic signature of Robert S. Mueller, III
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
 


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23 posted on 12/29/2002 2:02:13 PM PST by RCW2001
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To: concerned about politics
Washington State makes sense.

They tried to use this same route but we caught the guy at the border...let me see if I can find the story.

24 posted on 12/29/2002 2:02:18 PM PST by Dog
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To: RCW2001
Don't you just love the way the PC media portrays illegal aliens as "immigrants". If they prove to be terrorists, then they will be called "militants".
25 posted on 12/29/2002 2:04:16 PM PST by AF68
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To: Dog
They are exploring the possibility it is a terror "cell".

It would be helpful if the Canadians would give us a "clue" exactly where the point of entry was with these guys!

sw

26 posted on 12/29/2002 2:05:14 PM PST by spectre
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To: RCW2001
The way the FBI does business is outrageous. They issue this and then go off and hide. There is nobody at FBI available to answer questions or amplify the information. Which crossing point they entered the US at would be useful to make some kind of educated guess which states they might be in.

The FBI lights the fuse and runs off...."You figure it out but we need your help!!!???"

I call that Bravo Sierra (BS).

27 posted on 12/29/2002 2:05:37 PM PST by NetValue
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To: RCW2001
You transfered them individually? Good thinkin'.
28 posted on 12/29/2002 2:05:47 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: rs79bm
I agree---How on earth did they get into this country in the first place!!!

Where's Tom Ridge,on Christmas break?

What a country!!!!
29 posted on 12/29/2002 2:07:41 PM PST by Mears
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To: concerned about politics
From Canada to Seatle? Maybe they don't know the diff between Wa. state and DC?

Delivering Christmas gifts to Patsy Murray from OBL...

30 posted on 12/29/2002 2:08:30 PM PST by tubebender
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To: RCW2001
Here is the other guy caught at the border in 1999..

Ahmed Ressam

31 posted on 12/29/2002 2:08:44 PM PST by Dog
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To: RCW2001
Only five???? Slow day, huh???
32 posted on 12/29/2002 2:09:59 PM PST by cynicom
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To: NetValue
FOX news is reporting they learned that the manner which they came over the border triggered some suspicion.

I'm stunned they didn't give details which State they entered into from Canada.

Since it has been days since they entered, I guess they could be anywhere by now.

sw

33 posted on 12/29/2002 2:11:20 PM PST by spectre
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To: Friend of thunder
FOX Says Canada

Got it! Thanks! I DO love the technology, for I did catch it on FOX TV in my PIP broadcast window finally while surfing FR. :)

34 posted on 12/29/2002 2:13:42 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: spectre
I don't get this. If the way they entered cause suspicion, WHY WEREN'T THEY STOPPED!

Then again five Arab guys all entering the country in one car or better yet van is suspicious on its own.

Can't the FBI say how they entered the country? Driving, Bus, Ferry or plane?

35 posted on 12/29/2002 2:15:13 PM PST by ChicagoRepublican
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To: RCW2001
These guys are in time for either a new years party or perhaps a NFL playoff game or bowl game or NBA game, etc.
36 posted on 12/29/2002 2:16:58 PM PST by csvset
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To: spectre
FOX news is reporting they learned that the manner which they came over the border triggered some suspicion.

Did they say what manner? (The kids want pizza for dinner. I had to miss it to kneed the dough. ARG!!)

37 posted on 12/29/2002 2:17:10 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: ChicagoRepublican
I don't know the answers. Wonder how long they have been sitting on this information?

sw

38 posted on 12/29/2002 2:18:32 PM PST by spectre
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To: ChicagoRepublican
Can't the FBI say how they entered the country? Driving, Bus, Ferry or plane?

It does seem strange that they can not tell us they came in (together I believe) but not how or where, although as it was nearly a week ago location might be irrelevant.

39 posted on 12/29/2002 2:20:18 PM PST by Friend of thunder
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
**Did they come across the Southwest border?**

FoxNews just said Canadian border.
40 posted on 12/29/2002 2:20:53 PM PST by Salvation
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To: spectre
Wonder how long they have been sitting on this information?

Probably from the day they came in and were following them - but lost them? Maybe?

41 posted on 12/29/2002 2:21:15 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: concerned about politics
CNN is now saying "there is not much content to the press release".

They are showing photographs, and from the looks of these guys, they could pass for Hispanic.

sw

42 posted on 12/29/2002 2:21:17 PM PST by spectre
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To: RCW2001
Mustafa there is a real unibrow, isn't he? With that distinguishing feature, I bet he'll be the first to be captured.
43 posted on 12/29/2002 2:21:45 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: Mears
Where's Tom Ridge,on Christmas break? What a country!!!!

Hey, easy fella, things are fine and the "Christmas season" nationally has gone unscathed. I assume since you can run a computer that you were around during "Shlicks reign"! Can't you draw any distinct differences between the two reigns of power? :)

44 posted on 12/29/2002 2:22:44 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: ChicagoRepublican
Because that would be racial profiling!

How dare our border guards harrass 5 Olive Skinned Arab men acting suspiciously as a group crossing the border near New Years Eve.. (sarcasm button on)

45 posted on 12/29/2002 2:22:57 PM PST by ewing
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To: spectre
This is going public in a very big way....they really want these guys...they aren't just some illegal aliens..
46 posted on 12/29/2002 2:23:16 PM PST by Dog
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To: spectre
...they could pass for Hispanic

I thought the same thing. A bunch of Mexicans, Guatamalans, etc., will probably be rounded up in the mean time.

47 posted on 12/29/2002 2:23:18 PM PST by csvset
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To: chnsmok
I knew there would be pictures here!

Thanks
48 posted on 12/29/2002 2:23:35 PM PST by Salvation
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To: concerned about politics
Whoops, now FOX reports that MAYBE the five were not travelling together. SOOOO, perhaps they entered at different points of entry? Who knows...sigh.

sw

49 posted on 12/29/2002 2:24:33 PM PST by spectre
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To: spectre
IMO, Looks like Al Qaeda is picking ghouls that could pass for Hispanic and giving them fake names.

Those 5 don't look like your typical Olive Skinned swarthy males at all..

50 posted on 12/29/2002 2:24:53 PM PST by ewing
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