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  • FBI Agent's star dims (More on Muslim agent who refused to tape fellow Muslims)

    04/20/2003 10:25:01 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Dallas Morning News | 4/20/2003 | Steve McGonigle
    Muslim was rising fast in agency until ex-wife's fraud allegations Gamal Abdel-Hafiz wanted more from life than managing 7-Eleven stores in dangerous neighborhoods around Fort Worth. He yearned for a career in the law, something impressive. His dream was to be an FBI agent. It seemed impossible, but it wasn't. The FBI desperately needed Arabic speakers to work in counterterrorism. A naturalized American from Egypt with a college degree and military experience fit the profile of an almost ideal job candidate. In 1996, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz became perhaps the first immigrant Muslim to earn the badge of a special agent. He...
  • Al-Qa'eda chief betrayed by bin Laden's friend

    03/04/2003 5:44:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 34 replies · 257+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2003 | Philip Smucker
    The arrested al-Qa'eda leader blamed for organising the September 11 attacks was betrayed by Mohammed Abdel-Rahman, the son of the man who ordered the first bombing of the World Trade Centre, it emerged yesterday. Abdel-Rahman, 30, an Egyptian known to his followers as "the Lion of God", was arrested in Pakistan last month. His capture, a serious setback for al-Qa'eda, was kept secret in the hope that more would follow. Pakistani officials said that, under duress, he had divulged information about the head of al-Qa'eda's military committee, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, with whom he had been hiding. With intercepted mobile telephone...
  • Judge sets 2003 trial date for attorney accused of helping jailed cleric direct terrorism

    10/03/2002 9:36:40 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 342+ views
    AP WorldStream via COMTEX ^ | Oct 04, 2002 | AP
    NEW YORK, Oct 04, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A Manhattan attorney accused of helping a jailed Egyptian cleric direct terrorism will not go on trial until late next year, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl on Thursday set a trial date of Oct. 7, 2003, for Lynne Stewart and co-defendants Mohammed Yousry, an Arabic translator, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, a U.S. postal worker. The judge considered setting a Sept. 16, 2003, trial date until Stewart's lawyer objected, arguing it fell too near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "The risk to a fair trial...
  • Terrorist Lawyer

    09/23/2002 8:44:23 AM PDT · by adam stevens · 3 replies · 293+ views ^ | September 23, 2002 | George Packer
    Terrorist LawyerBy George PackerThe New York Times | September 23, 2002 One Saturday morning in November 1994, Ramsey Clark, attorney general under President Johnson and more recently a spokesman for radical Arab causes, met in his Manhattan office with a criminal defense lawyer named Lynne Stewart. Clark wanted Stewart to take on a new client -- Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric and the spiritual leader of the worldwide jihad movement, whose most recent address before the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a fourth-floor apartment in Jersey City. The sheik was about to go on trial for directing a...
  • 4 Charged With Helping 'Blind Sheik' Commit Terrorism

    04/16/2002 6:34:19 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 279+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4/10/02
    Four associates of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, including his American lawyer, were indicted Tuesday on charges of helping the "blind sheik" conduct terrorism from his prison cell. In announcing the indictment, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Abdel Rahman was "a leader of the designated terrorist organization the Islamic Group." Ashcroft said Islamic Group was affiliated with al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization believed to have orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Monitoring Attorney-Client Discussions The attorney general said he was invoking, for the first time, a Justice Department policy allowing officials to monitor attorney-client conversations, if department officials believed the conversations were being...