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  • Converts take on larger roles in militant Islam

    01/01/2006 11:15:55 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 906+ views
    France - Despite his history as a convicted killer and radical Islamic fighter, Lionel Dumont had a real knack for charming the ladies. Flashing a tender smile and soft brown eyes, the former French Catholic schoolboy seduced women in many parts of the world, using them as unwitting accomplices as he dodged arrest warrants and met clandestinely with Islamic radicals in at least 10 countries. Two female German tourists whom he wooed separately on the beaches of Thailand served as cover for his travels as he secretly developed plots to transfer weapons and launder money, according to court testimony and...
  • Al-Qaida suspect hid easily in Japan, authorities say

    05/29/2004 1:04:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/29/04 | Eric Talmadge - AP
    NIIGATA, Japan (AP) - To his Japanese neighbors, Lionel Dumont was a mystery. When police and immigration officials asked about the Frenchman, Dumont's landlord had no idea who he was, even though the landlord lived right across the street and had only 36 tenants in his apartment building. "They showed me a black-and-white picture and asked if I remembered him," Jubei Sato said. "I couldn't place him at all. I don't think I saw him once the whole three months he lived here. He blended right in, never caused any trouble. But I found out after he left that he'd...
  • Japan Arrests Five in Al Qaeda-Linked Probe

    05/26/2004 2:04:58 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 32 replies · 573+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/26/04 | George Nishiyama/Reuters
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police arrested five foreigners on Wednesday after carrying out their first raids in a widening probe of suspected al Qaeda activities centering on a French national who spent over a year in Japan. Police searched 10 locations following media reports last week that Lionel Dumont, who was arrested in Germany last December, was trying to build up a base in Japan to support al Qaeda among a network of foreigners in the country. Dumont, a French national of Algerian descent, is suspected of being involved in delivering equipment and funds to al Qaeda during his stay...
  • Japan: Al-Qaeda operative used car-dealer cover to launder cash (new info)

    05/21/2004 8:54:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 157+ views
    The Japense Times ^ | May 21 2004
    A senior al-Qaeda operative who hid out in the city of Niigata for more than a year may have been laundering money while in Japan, police sources said Thursday. Lionel Dumont, 33, a French national of Algerian descent, allegedly opened a postal savings account about a month after he entered Japan in July 2002 with a forged passport. According to the sources, the account maintained a balance of around 10 million yen, but it contained just several thousand yen when Dumont finally left Japan last September. Remittances of about 6 million yen each were often posted in the account to...