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Canada Reveals (al Qaeda) 'Sleeper Cell' Contacts (With American A.Q. Cells)
The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2002 | Dana Priest and DeNeen L. Brown

Posted on 12/24/2002 8:56:16 PM PST by kristinn

Al Qaeda "sleeper cells" in Canada and the United States have communicated with each other as recently as this month, probably to plan terrorist attacks in the United States, Canadian intelligence experts said yesterday. The disclosure came in the wake of the arrest last week of a pizza delivery man in Ottawa who is suspected of being associated with the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden.

Canadian authorities decided to arrest Mohamed Harkat, 34, shortly after he made calls to suspected al Qaeda members in the United States, said Reid Morden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who has been in contact with the Canadian spy agency on the matter. Morden confirmed comments made earlier by Canadian officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

Canada's normally secretive spy agency alleged in a rare court filing that Harkat, 34, who was born in Algeria and has lived in Canada since 1995, is an associate of Abu Zubaida, one of Osama bin Laden's close associates. Zubaida, who was arrested in Pakistan in March and is in U.S. custody at an undisclosed location, identified Harkat to his interrogators, according to Canadian intelligence officials.

The Harkat case is the most recent example of a historically close intelligence relationship between the two countries that has become unprecedented in its intensity as Canada and the United States work to thwart a global terrorist network adept at crossing national borders.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuzubaida; alqaeda; canada; canadiancells; harkat; jihadinamerica; jihadnextdoor; mohamedharkat; zubaida; zubaydah
Thank you, Canada.
1 posted on 12/24/2002 8:56:16 PM PST by kristinn
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To: *JIHAD IN AMERICA; *Jihad_Next_Door
bump
2 posted on 12/24/2002 8:58:37 PM PST by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: rintense
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3 posted on 12/24/2002 9:00:36 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: kristinn
The Harkat case is the most recent example of a historically close intelligence relationship between the two countries that has become unprecedented in its intensity as Canada and the United States work to thwart a global terrorist network adept at crossing national borders.

How adept do you have to be to walk from Canada to the US? Nobody is paying any attention.

4 posted on 12/24/2002 9:01:07 PM PST by The Real Deal
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To: kristinn

5 posted on 12/24/2002 9:07:12 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: kristinn
Interesting. We hear on the one hand that the socialist government of Canada does not want to cooperate with us, and then we find an article like this one that clearly shows they ARE cooperating. I'm beginning to think that either there is a deliberate misinformation campaign going on or that our media is totally incompetent. . . . . .yeah, I know.
6 posted on 12/24/2002 9:08:11 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac; kristinn; Grampa Dave; Clovis_Skeptic; ladyinred; veronica; ...
Thanks for getting that on the lists!

kristinn thanks for posting this! Here is a lengthy but important document which should be read by all!

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Race, Urban Islam and the War on Terror

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7 posted on 12/24/2002 9:10:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: McGavin999
Probably some of both!
8 posted on 12/24/2002 9:11:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: kristinn
These big bad geehogs are ratting each other out. I guess being in American custody is not as much fun as killing little children and stoning women. Tough dudes all right.
9 posted on 12/24/2002 9:20:11 PM PST by Democrap
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To: Rye
Has anyone noticed that the terrorist cells are shown on the same map as published in USA Today election map of 2000?
10 posted on 12/24/2002 9:23:36 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: McGavin999
Cops are cops. I think management in anti-terrorist organizations in all sorts of countries -- France, Germany, Russia included -- have a common professional interest in stopping these killers and that the officials in charge don't pay a lot of attention to the anti-American rantings of their political bosses.
11 posted on 12/24/2002 9:23:37 PM PST by aculeus
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To: kristinn
Zubaida, who was arrested in Pakistan in March and is in U.S. custody at an undisclosed location, identified Harkat to his interrogators.........

Thank you "America" for getting Zubaida to squeal on Harkat etc etc.....

Merry New Year kristinn !! Stay Safe !

12 posted on 12/24/2002 9:29:06 PM PST by Squantos
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To: Wolverine
yeah, that's really an interesting observation.

Hmmmmm . . .

Perhaps there is something in context with the full story? I'll go back and give it another read.

13 posted on 12/24/2002 9:32:58 PM PST by PokeyJoe
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To: Wolverine
Yep, the two maps are superimposed. Revealing, no?
15 posted on 12/24/2002 10:14:42 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Wolverine
Has anyone noticed that the terrorist cells are shown on the same map as published in USA Today election map of 2000?

...and that most of them are located in the blue(Dem) areas.

16 posted on 12/24/2002 10:53:04 PM PST by nycgal
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To: nycgal
That's what I thought, too!
17 posted on 12/24/2002 10:57:23 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: kristinn
LINKS OF INTEREST:

CANADA.com: "HARKAT LINKED TO U.S. AL QAIDA CELL" by Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent says accused Ottawa terror suspect Mohamed Harkat recently communicated with suspected al Qaida sleeper cells in the United States.") (121902)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "AL QAEDA SAID TO BE OPERATING IN CANADA" by Jerry Seper (121902)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): "CANADA IS HOME TO AL QAEDA SLEEPER CELLS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "TORONTO - An Algerian immigrant arrested in Ottawa has links to a senior member of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, Canadian intelligence authorities allege. Mohamed Harkat was awaiting orders to carry out a terrorist attack and his presence in Canada suggests other Al Qaeda associates are in the country, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service concluded in court documents released Monday. Canadian authorities are considering whether to deport Harkat.") (121702)

THE STAR.com: "'BIN LADEN CELLS IN CANADA'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "And for some years now, the intelligence agency has warned that with the possible exception of the United States, there are more international terrorist organizations active in Canada than anywhere in the world.") (121702)

NATIONAL POST.com: "CSIS LINKS OTTAWA MAN TO AL-QAEDA" (121702)

GOOGLE Search Term: "AHMED RESSAM"

WorldNetDaily.com: "'BLUNT' CALLS TO MUSLIMS PROMPT FBI VISIT American Protested Canada's Treatment of Man Convicted of Hate Crimes" by Art Moore (121702)

An Informative Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding an article on the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Online: "TERRORIST SAFE HAVEN IN LATIN AMERICA?" by Larry Rohter, The New York Times (121602)

YAHOO! News (AP): "SWISS-BACKED ARAB BANK DENIES LINKS TO DRUG TRAFFICKING GANG" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "GENEVA - A Geneva-based Arab bank on Thursday denied any links to an international drug trafficking gang operating in South America, the Middle East and Europe. "Nothing has occurred that would suggest the slightest indication of use of the bank for illicit purposes," Kanz Bank said in a statement. Swiss prosecuting authorities, however, said the bank's Saudi president, Sayef Al-Shaalan, is wanted on suspicion of drug trafficking and financing of trafficking. Al-Shaalan already has been indicted in the United States for allegedly helping fly a two-ton cocaine shipment from Venezuela to France in 1999.") (121902)

NATIONAL POST.com: "LEADING TERROR SUSPECT TIED TO CANADIAN CELL Imad Mugniyah: Academic Fears Operations Could Be Launched 'In and From' Canada" by Stewart Bell (111202)

DAILY STAR.com.lb - Lebanese News: "CNN ACCUSES MUGHNIEH OF PLANNING NEW ATTACK" (110902)

An Interesting Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a CNN.com article: "SOUTH AMERICA'S 'TRI-BORDER' BACK ON TERRORISM RADAR" (110702)


18 posted on 12/24/2002 10:58:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: aculeus
"Cops are cops. I think management in anti-terrorist organizations in all sorts of countries -- France, Germany, Russia included -- have a common professional interest in stopping these killers and that the officials in charge don't pay a lot of attention to the anti-American rantings of their political bosses."

Agreed. Canada is a special situation, because they are compelled to ALWAYS behave so as to SHOW their independence.

At the core, they KNOW that in a really BIG problem (their own defense) they will be defended by America. Canada, however, is a proud nation.

19 posted on 12/25/2002 12:42:41 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: kristinn; All
Jihad! Across the World....

The Web of Terror

20 posted on 12/25/2002 12:56:50 AM PST by backhoe
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To: nycgal
"and that most of them are located in the blue(Dem) areas."

Terrorism thrives in a politically correct environment where their rights to kill you get more protection than your right to defend yourself. Think about it. Dems worship at the altar of "diversity".

21 posted on 12/25/2002 1:13:05 AM PST by NetValue
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To: PokeyJoe
Looks like somebody kiked the map...

What's that mean?

22 posted on 12/25/2002 2:08:44 AM PST by ArcLight
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To: NetValue
Couldn't agree more. You said it in a nutshell.
23 posted on 12/25/2002 2:14:49 AM PST by Odile
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To: Rye
I don't know where you got this map, but if the information on it is correct, things are even worse than I thought.

I have been urging the immediate deportation of all foreign Muslims, the closing of all Mosques, and the strict surveillance of all so-called "American" Muslims, since 911.

Most people I've met since forming that opinion have treated me as though I were out of my mind for even THINKING such thoughts.

Even the conservative culture seems to have become so imbued with political correctness that the idea of our government's acting pragmatically and taking direct action against the one easily identifiable faction that means to MURDER as many of us as it can seems impossibly abhorrent.

Why do you think we have become so unwilling to identify the obvious source of the biggest and most recent threat against us, and deal with it definitively?

I honestly believe we are INSANE to force a war with Iraq while we allow our borders to remain open and several million Muslims to run loose in our midst. To me that's just common sense, yet people point their fingers at me and say things like, "Get a grip."

I don't get it. Can someone help me understand why I am wrong? You're going to have to work hard to convince me.
24 posted on 12/25/2002 2:37:04 AM PST by Odile
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To: ArcLight
Looks like somebody kiked the map...What's that mean?

The map which shows President Bush country in RED, the RATS in blue, was used [stolen].

Source:
[Stolen by] Steven Emerson, “American Jihad”
Free Press 2002

25 posted on 12/25/2002 2:39:23 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Odile
The Muslims that I have worked with (in engineering) are all
"CERTIFIED NUTCASES"!

Clearly not people of "peace"!

26 posted on 12/25/2002 2:44:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Odile
yet people point their fingers at me and say things like, "Get a grip."

As you have experienced, a lot of people I know seem uncomfortable about my opinion, i.e. islam/muslim = terrorism. I think some people might really be afraid of the results of this war between cultures. We're slowly finding out that our neighbors can't be trusted, the enemy lives/has lived for years among us. So some people will refuse to see the light, and they'll follow the flock right into the lion's den rather than be ridiculed for being un-PC.

27 posted on 12/25/2002 5:19:10 AM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: Wolverine
RE: Superimposed map.

I think the origin of the electorate/terror cells map is as follows:

Several months ago there were some articles about cells. There were also separate articles about the election. I suggested it would be curious to see one superimposed over the other. [I did not have an upload site and was in the process of re-stocking a new computer, so I didn't have the imaging/graphics software available at the time.]

Someone else took my suggestion and within minutes produced the election/terror cells overlay.

I think that is where the map shown in post #5 originated.

This original overlay concept was derived on FR and not in any newspaper. If any newspaper/media has used it, they borrowed the idea from here. The overlay may now shows up frequently with regard to terror cell discussions. The map was originated for comparative curiosity.

FYI
28 posted on 12/25/2002 7:40:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: ArcLight
It means they borrowed it. purloined it. stole it. etc. etc.
29 posted on 12/25/2002 8:28:37 AM PST by PokeyJoe
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To: PokeyJoe
It means they borrowed it. purloined it. stole it. etc. etc.

Oh, really?

kike ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kk) n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

30 posted on 12/25/2002 10:20:37 AM PST by ArcLight
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To: Rye
The terrorists arrested in Lackawanna NY (Outside Buffalo) told the reporters that they were all registered democrats. They said it as if it were a badge of honor!
31 posted on 12/25/2002 4:47:37 PM PST by eleni121
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To: ArcLight
Hmmm... good to know. Thanks.
32 posted on 12/25/2002 7:25:39 PM PST by PokeyJoe
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To: Odile
My solution to the terrorist situation in Canada is that once a clandestine collection of evidence determines that a target has substantial connections with any terr organization or who has otherwise attended any terr training camp, would be immediate grounds for the target to be snatched and disappear for a period of absolutely and forever. This method would offer a permanent resolution to the situation and avoid the Canadian socialist backlash and negative publicity in the process.

I am certainly aware that not all muslims are terrorists, but this is war and it requires latitude.

33 posted on 12/25/2002 7:46:46 PM PST by Aura Of The Blade
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To: kristinn
Bookmarked.
34 posted on 12/26/2002 8:28:50 AM PST by syriacus
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To: McGavin999
Don't read too much into this - they're just retaliating against him because their pizza was cold, wrong & late. It's just a domino effect...
35 posted on 12/26/2002 10:35:22 AM PST by talleyman
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To: amom

Time for a review.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 7:13:15 PM PDT by amom
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