Gotta love the way our government monitors these thugs.
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.
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 (SHOOK’-ree joohm-HAH’) 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.
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.
Shukrijumah is also suspected of playing a role in plotting of potential al-Qaida bomb attacks in Norway and a never-executed attack on subways in the United Kingdom, but LeBlanc said no direct link has yet emerged. Travel records and other evidence also indicate Shukrijumah did research and surveillance in spring 2001 for a never-attempted plot to disrupt commerce in the Panama Canal by sinking a freighter there, LeBlanc said.
……Shukrijumah was born in Saudi Arabia. He is a citizen of Guyana, a small South American country where his father was born. His father died in 2004.
The 9/11 terrorists set up residency here, as well.
Face it, as long as the State Department hands out visas like candy and the FBI doesn’t scrutinize muzzies coming into this country from Islamic cesspools, America will be used as a springboard for jihad. Thanks, Janet Napolitano. This must be part of your “muslim outreach” policy.
The fatuous idea of “tolerance” needs some serious boundaries.
Islamic terrorist groups operate carte blanche within our borders, with the knowledge—and in Obama’s case—the blessing of the United States government.
There are muslim terrorist training camps, conferences, and now a planned ‘victory mosque’ within sight of Ground Zero.
Radical groups like CAIR, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Islamic Society of North America, Holy Land Foundation, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, are based right here. They support and fund Hamas, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hizballah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
When it comes to our national security, the fucking inmates are running the asylum.
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