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Muslim Council of Britain secretary general and finance chairman working with Al Qaeda and Al Muhajiroun
July 17, 2005
MIM: Iqbal Asaria an economist with the Muslim Council of Britain, which is headed by Iqbal Sacranie, published and distributed publications for the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights and MIRA - The Movement for Reform in Arabia.The US government has accused Saudi Al Fagih of providing Osama Bin Laden with a satellite phones used to perpetrate US embassy attacks in Africa .The CDLR's 'reform' means replacing the Saudi rulers with a Taliban regime. Al Fagih , the CDLR and MIRA are now under investigation for their ties to the London suicide bombings. Muslim Council of Britain finance and economics committee chairman Iqbal Asaria's affliation with Saad Al Fagih, and the CDLR and MIRA prove that there are zero degrees of separation between the Muslim Council of Britain,and Al Qaeda.(see below)
lqbal Asaria, the chairman of the finance and economics committee of the Muslim Council of Britain works for MIRA and the CDLR. He also runs the Webstar internet hosting service which is the UK equivalent of the now the defunct Hamas funded Infonet in the United States. Asaria hosts Al Qaeda websites called Ummah.org ,Jihad.org and Salam.org. Iqbal Asaria was instrumental in getting the HBSC banks to open a department for shari'a banking and is key player in the terrorist network in the UK .
. Which begs the question as to why the Muslim Council of Britain is being considered an ally in the war on terror when they so obviously aid and abet terrorism. The answer might lie in this report just issue by the UK secret service -which is basically a politically correct and suicidal denial of Muslim links to terrorism who declared that ;
""We need . . . to address the roots of the problem which include discrimination, disadvantage and exclusion."
The plan included giving Muslims a greater role in public life, new legal rights and schemes targeted to help them out of poverty. Religious anti-discrimination laws have since been introduced, as have special Islamic mortgages and government-backed accreditation schemes for imams.
However, when the bombs exploded last Thursday the first pillar of the government's terrorism plan collapsed. Officials are now wondering whether Operation Contest can be revived and what can be done to stop more young Muslims becoming the enemy within."
MIM: The answer to terrorism is to incarcerate terrorists and their supports - not knight them as was the case of Iqbal Sacranie. In 1996 Sacranie advocated the entry of Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists into Britain on to participate in a rally for Al Muhajiroun, whose leader Omar Bakri Mohammed who recently told his followers that "The convenant of security with the UK was ended and exhorted Muslims in Britain to join Al Qaeda and perpetrate suicide bombings 'on their own doorstep'.
Yesterday, Saad al-Fagih, a Saudi exile who has been implicated in the 1998 East African embassy bombings, denied a report that he ran the Al-Qalah website.
"It has nothing to do with me," he said from his home in Willesden, northwest London. "I condemn these attacks."
Al-Fagih, however, said he was in no doubt that Al-Qaeda was behind the bombings and claimed the perpetrators were either "indigenous" Muslims or foreigners who had been settled in Britain for some time.
"Thanks to the American invasion of Iraq, Al-Qaeda has no shortage of manpower," he said. "My sources tell me that 3,000 Saudis have joined the jihad in Iraq and are prepared to become suicide bombers anywhere in the world."
Al-Fagih, who runs an organisation called the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia, has been accused by American prosecutors of providing Osama Bin Laden with a satellite phone to help co-ordinate the 1998 attacks on Kenya and Tanzania.
July 14, 2005 update: The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a press release today, "Treasury Designates MIRA for Support to Al Qaida," that mentions Alamoudi in an apparently new connection. MIRA stands for the "Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia," a U.K.-based Saudi oppositionist organization, accused of providing material support to al Qaida; it is run by Saad al-Faqih, whom DoT accuses of using MIRA "to facilitate al Qaida's operations." According to the press release,
July 16, 2005 update: Others too noted the above paragraph connecting Alamoudi to Al-Qaeda. Mary Beth Sheridan has an article on the subject in today's Washington Post (but only available reprinted in other papers) in which she flat-out states that this is the "first time" U.S. authorities have made the Alamoudi-Al-Qaeda link, noting that, "If accurate, the new allegation would mark a stunning revelation about a man who for years served as a liaison between American Muslims and the U.S. government." She also adds an important explanation of how this new charge came about: "one U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said the allegation was based on new information that went beyond what was disclosed during Alamoudi's trial in U.S. District Court in Alexandria."