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‘Florida Man’ Gets KSM’s Old Al Qaeda Job

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

New al-Qaida leader knows US well

By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer Fri Aug 6, 2010

MIAMI – A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network’s global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.

Well, we have nothing to worry about now.

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in 2003, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida’s senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden, LeBlanc said.

Shukrijumah and two other leaders were part of an "external operations council" that designed and approved terrorism plots and recruits, but his two counterparts were killed in U.S. drone attacks, leaving Shukrijumah as the de facto chief and successor to Mohammed — his former boss.

"He’s making operational decisions is the best way to put it," said LeBlanc, the FBI’s lead Shukrijumah investigator. "He’s looking at attacking the U.S. and other Western countries. Basically through attrition, he has become his old boss."

The FBI has been searching for Shukrijumah since 2003. He is thought to be the only al-Qaida leader to have once held permanent U.S. resident status, or a green card.

We suspect this overly optimistic.

Shukrijumah was named earlier this year in a federal indictment as a conspirator in the case against three men accused of plotting suicide bomb attacks on New York’s subway system in 2009. The indictment marked the first criminal charges against Shukrijumah, who previously had been sought only as a witness…

It’s natural he would focus on attacking on the U.S, LeBlanc said.

"He knows how the system works. He knows how to get a driver’s license. He knows how to get a passport," LeBlanc said.

Just like untold millions of other illegal aliens.

Shukrijumah’s mother, Zurah Adbu Ahmed, said Thursday on the front stoop of her small home in suburban Miramar, Fla., that her son frequently talked about what he considered the excesses of American society — such as alcohol and drug abuse and women wearing skimpy clothes — but that he did not condone violence. She also said she has not had contact with her son for several years.

"This boy would never do evil stuff. He is not an evil person," she said. "He loved this country. He never had a problem with the United States."

LeBlanc said the new charges were brought after the New York subway bomb suspects identified him to investigators as their al-Qaida superior. The New York suspects provided other key information about his al-Qaida status.

"It was basically Adnan who convinced them to come back to the United States and do this attack," LeBlanc said. "His ability to manipulate someone like that and direct that, I think it speaks volumes."

Before turning to radical strains of Islam, Shukrijumah lived in Miramar with his mother and five siblings, excelling at computer science and chemistry courses while studying at community college.

According to Congressional testimony, Mr. Shukrijumah was also a school teacher while he lived in the US.

He had come to South Florida in 1995 when his father, a Muslim cleric and missionary trained in Saudi Arabia, decided to take a post at a Florida mosque after several years at a mosque in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Soon, we will have many such pious clerics on the very doorstep of the former World Trade Center.

At some point in the late 1990s, according to the FBI, Shukrijumah became convinced that he must participate in "jihad," or holy war, to fight perceived persecution against Muslims in places like Chechnya and Bosnia

Shukrijumah was born in Saudi Arabia. He is a citizen of Guyana, a small South American country where his father was born…

Still, we don’t understand why the AP isn’t calling this gentleman a suburban Florida man as they have done with previous terrorists who have resided in the US, however briefly.

By the way, as we have previously noted, Mr. Shukrijumah was living in Florida as an ‘illegal alien’ at the time FBI became interested in him.

He had applied for a ‘green card’ for permanent residence in the US, but was denied because he lied on his application about having ever been arrested in the past. Even so, Mr. Shukrijumah easily managed to elude authorities by simply leaving the country.

It’s almost as if we have no control over our borders.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “‘Florida Man’ Gets KSM’s Old Al Qaeda Job”

  1. canary says:

    He has so much in common with Obama’s muslim friends & family according to his Dreams memoir. Doesn’t say if the muslim he played basketball in Hawaii was illegal (a fellow MalcomX fan who angered Obama when he did not stand up for the muslim religion when Obama’s friends were downing the strictness of muslim religion. Obama felt so alone. Don’t know about his rich Oxidental muslim Pakistan buddy he traveled to Indonesia & Pakistan with. His next best friend & roomate was Pakistan & illegal according to Obama, but Obama gradually slowled down the picking up women, doing drugs, and became more focused on studies & trying to live healthier. Then on to Chicago his best friend & radical was a muslim convert. Obama wrote that muslim was good because it got people like him off drugs, though this friend used big scary body guards for their own mafia style (like the Italians had, his muslim friend used as an excuse to put pressure on store owners that might show disrespect. And Obama said he was most proud of his brother who converted to Islam, changed his name, wore the robe & head covering.
    Though African he divorced his first wife & married another wife, and I suppose got his citizenship that way.
    There’s Valerie Garret his best muslim buddy now. And his family on his African trip told of a big dispute on whether to give his father
    muslim or Christian funeral. Doesn’t say which. Also a relative discussing if maybe they should put baby girls to sleep when they ruin their female parts. Obama never says his idea on this, but he has no problem with cutting the necks of partial born babies, voted in Illinoise not to provide life supporting measures to premature babies, and Japan threw babies up & caught them with their swords to make our soldiers not advance on them, aside the suicide tactics.

    Obama’s priority of partnerships with muslim countries, which is growing but getting little media attention, just as through his campaign it’s a race/religion issue Obama said was a smear issue & untouchable to the media) is the most dangerous thing about him, that makes him the biggest hypocrite when it comes to racism in America & playing the race card.

    2010 has not only been the largest U.S. military casaulty loss since the start, but this year, the Afgans blew up more of their own civilian women & children since the start, but Obama keeps making our soldiers build schools & toilets that they blow up. Let Obama go over there and speak to the people and break a fingernail or something. It’s attrition of our soldiers to force them to live & serve animals who do not care about their children’s health. their knifes out one day and slaughter every sob that’s harmed them or a child. Iss on missionsnt Afganistan to blow up children. Those muslims don’t ey don’t want in School childrenjust to get bthan the start. Selfish.

    Because Islam is the most bigoted, racist, sexist, violent, torturious, intolerant, rigid, child abuser, child rapists, child torturer, monsters on the planet earth.

    Yet, Obama’s spite is against white American people who have built a civilized nation forever trying to show tolerance & fairness, to the point our leaders are endangering American lives more and more each day. America is more worried about stupid things as it becomes toxic with dangerous monsters. It’s that syndrome kidnapped children suffer from; Obama being in the role of the kidnapper.

  2. proreason says:

    Well, it’s perfectly understandable why he might hate the US, having lived under the onerous burder of free markets, personal liberties, Constitutional government, racial diversity and an insufficiently generous welfare state.

    Some, like Shukrijumah, go into international terrorism to vent their spleens.

    Others, like the boy king, prefer to exercise their hatred by destroying the country from the inside.

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