Visitors to this blog will have noticed that the Lockerbie incident has been extensively commented on by us, time and time again. Although our comments in the past were thought to have been as comprehensive as is humanly possible, we continue to scrutinize publicly available evidence when time permits, and reserve the right to update our research in light of hitherto unexamined evidence. Of course we are not running a criminal investigation and do not have teams of investigators who can fly all over the world interviewing people. Despite this fact we believe we have accurately identified the sewage tank on Pan Am 103 as the seat of the explosion and went on to draw conclusions from that disclosure, which seemed to be logical at the time.
Of course an investigation of this nature isn’t static and despite the fact that many years have passed since the bombing of Pan Am 103, some of the evidence is still available on the internet and can be examined by all. It should be noted, however, that this publicly available evidence has by now been incorporated into the dominant paradigm in a misleading way. An official myth has been created by the British and the Americans and all publicly available evidence is now presented to reinforce that myth. The evidence of the Toshiba radio and the Samsonite suitcase are good examples of evidence which have been incorporated into the official mythology. Of course the radio and the suitcase were incapable of incriminating Mr Megrahi until the results of the forensic examination were twisted, manipulated, and then woven into the fabric of the Lockerbie legend. What we see now is the culmination of the investigation: we are required to digest the facts as they are presented as history.
Yet despite tying the case up so neatly, the British and Americans have been unable to convince a significant percentage of their population, that what they have been presented with is the truth. Many journalists and intelligence analysts have questioned the dominant paradigm and have raised important questions. In one instance a Scottish policeman code-named the Golfer came forward and claimed important evidence was fabricated. There have been so many accusations levelled that we doubt they can all be unfounded.
One commonly re-occurring accusation is that the PFLP (General Command) executed the bombing, at the request of the Iranians, in retaliation for the loss of an Iranian passenger jet shot down a few months before Lockerbie. We pointed out the logical fallacies of this argument in a previous report and our position remains unchanged. It is interesting to note that Glen Jenvey went on to blame the Palestinians and the Iranians for the incident after confirming the sewage tank information. We went on to show why it was reasonable to believe one of his statements while rejecting another. The evidence from Jenvey quite clearly pointed to the involvement of one or more state intelligence organisations in the bombing of the jet, possibly his own organisation, the PGCC.
Mr Jenvey has now buried his head in the sand and despite issuing a childishly constructed statement on Lockerbie approx 18 month ago, appears to have withdrawn from public life completely. He has either constructed a new identify we have been unable to identify, or, more likely, has found a safe haven and has been told to shut up by those providing him with protection. The whereabouts of Mr Jenvey is not the subject of this update, however, and while it is true that the sewage tank claim led us to pursue a particular direction with our perspectives, it is now necessary for us to modify that perspective in light of evidence we have recently seen. The evidence is not new, however, and concerns the testimony of Thomas Thurman, an FBI investigator, whose impartiality and integrity have been questioned by some Lockerbie investigators over the years.
Once we discovered the location of the Lockerbie device in the sewage tank, we think we made a mistake concluding the Americans and British colluded to frame Mr Megrahi, at least as far as the evidence of the Mebo timer is concerned. We saw the British and the Americans as two sides of the same coin because the dominant paradigm appeared to be a joint construction. While law enforcement agencies and political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic always maintained this was the case, portraying their efforts as a triumph for joint co-operation, the emergence of this narrative was fraught with problems throughout the investigation, due to the fraudulent nature of the allegations being made. And although we didn’t have anything to say about Mr Thurman in our previous reports, we at least suspected Mr Thurman was part of the conspiracy, even if we didn’t mention him by name.
We now wish to apologise to Mr Thurman for casting him up in the dragnet of our conspiracy theory and would like to say that we believe him after seeing him interviewed for a History Channel documentary. Please click the following link and download all four parts of the documentary called Air Crash Investigation. You will see the links at the right of the page. Please note that we are unable to provide direct links because we are unsure about the legality of doing so. Obviously we wish we had seen the interview two or three years ago as it does change the way we think about Lockerbie. We could say that the discovery of the Mebo timer led to allegations being made against Libya but we must also say that because we believe Mr Thurman, we must now conclude that it was the British who supplied the fake evidence to the FBI. Why?
We sincerely urge the reader of this report to review Mr Thurman’s evidence and take an hour or two to get a little closer to the truth. We are well aware of the fact that it is difficult to get people to look into something which isn’t readily available with one or two clicks of the mouse but please be aware that Mr Thurman does not claim to have been given access to the Mebo timer fragment but only to a photograph. It is very easy to see that he is telling the truth when he explains how he identified the Mebo timer from the photograph of the fragment. Why was he given this photograph? Where was the timer fragment “discovered?” Could the British have reasonably expected the Americans to identify a Mebo timer from the photograph of the fragment? If so, did the British give the photograph to Mr Thurman with the expectation that all roads would lead, in this case, to Tripoli?
A few months ago, we visited Professor Black’s Lockerbie blog and discovered that the Americans were offering the so-called Libyan freedom fighters a deal: we will give you continued support but when you come across Mr Megrahi we want you to hand him over to us. One of us became quite emotional and upset at this news because the main objective of Operation_Breaklock was to liberate Mr Megrahi. We believe the Libyan revolution sold out its revolutionary principals when it handed over Mr Megrahi to the court at Camp Zeist. We further believe the Libyan revolution sold out its revolutionary principals by paying compensation and then privatising the Tripoli water supply to finance their raproachment with the west. Therefore, our motivation for launching Operation_Breaklock was two-fold: we aimed to liberate Mr Megrahi, which should be considered a humanitarian action; and we aimed to gather intelligence, which should be considered as an operational by-product or bonus.
After we heard the news that Mr Megrahi could be re-arrested, we wrote an entry in this blog which reflected the fact that we were upset. Our blog post said, in effect, that we would try to take down some of America’s shining stars, if that was indeed the outcome. We were belligerent and we regret talking in this way. We apologise.
We wish to point out to our readers that it must have been just a coincidence that as soon as we started disseminating the Lockerbie sewage tank information, and the Golfer came forward with his allegations, Mr Megrahi was released from prison and we are no doubt being egotistical in thinking otherwise. If Mr Megrahi is in fact re-arrested we will supply information, correspondence and other evidence in our possession to the proper authorities and not act in an inappropriate way.
Finally, we wish to point out that Mr Megrahi’s fate is in the hands of God Almighty – and because Almighty God has already blessed him by releasing him from jail, and making him live a lot longer than expected, we believe God will continue to look after him.
The war on terror instigated by America and its allies has now entered a new phase. The apparent death of Osama bin Laden and the ongoing dislocation of Muslim life in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East epitomises this new phase because, by all measures, the neo-colonialist agenda is now counter-productive for America and its allies because it fires the insurgency to the point where these regions will become ungovernable and will lead to the collapse of the regimes. We have seen in recent times that it is relatively difficult to maintain viable capitalist nation states in places such as Ireland, Greece and North Africa. The aerial bombardment of Afghanistan and areas of Pakistan may serve the purpose of fueling American arms manufacturers’ profit margins and thereby delay the total collapse of the American economy – but this aggression has opened wounds that cannot be healed within the framework of a capitalist, nation-state. Therefore the introduction of God’s Laws and values in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, has been hastened by imperialist aggression and now seems to the population of these countries as the only viable option. Islamic Law has attained a new dynamic in the last ten years and presents itself as a liberation theology to the Muslim masses, whereas the nationalist and socialist doctrines have been exposed as failed ideas. This is an almost 360⁰ turnaround from the situation when the last Muslim Caliphate collapsed and Islam has been transformed into a revolutionary force for change in the world. In fact, revolutionary Islam, forged in the crucible of American and Zionist terror campaigns, is now the only revolutionary force for change in the world and the Muslim insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, for that matter, form the new vanguard of the global revolutionary movement.
As our contribution to these revolutionary forces who will surely triumph in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle-East – and ultimately throughout the world – we will present a report in the next few days (insh’allah) which truthfully exposes the tangled web of American lies about the origins of the present conflict. We have previously pointed out to our readers that the conflict between Islam and the failed capitalist states goes back centuries and is in part theological. Although we find an analysis of the conflict within a broader historical context tempting and a challenge, we find it necessary to limit our analysis to events of the last ten years, at least for the time being. We wish to stress at this point that Islam forbids the charging of interest on loans and therefore the introduction of Islamic law in any part of the world is a tremendous advance for any society. If such a prohibition was introduced in large areas of the world, the effect would be immediate, dynamic and advantageous for humanity. The introduction of Islamic law throughout the world would immediately cripple the usurious, capitalist world economy and would unleash mankind’s creative potential to tackle such daunting challenges such as global warming, ending war and delivering justice to the oppressed. Furthermore, we believe that the introduction of Islamic law would see the demise of the nation state, at least throughout the Muslim world, with all the Muslim Ummah united in a single society. Thus, the artificial, colonialist divisions created by the British, Americans, French and Dutch, would be swept away and a new, united Muslim super-state would shine like a beacon of progress in a sea of disbelief and sin.
We could go on and list some of the other advantages of God’s Laws over secular, man-made law and point out that God’s Laws also prohibit the consumption of alcohol and gambling. Therefore, if alcohol production became illegal and gambling dens such as the obscenity here in Melbourne known as Crown Casino were forced to close down, billions of dollars would immediately flow into the local economies and stimulate the depressed in areas such as Broadmeadows, Frankston and Dandenong. Muslims would immediately benefit even in countries where they are a minority and the streets would be safer because drunkenness would be a thing of the past. It is well-known that organised crime syndicates use casinos and gambling dens to launder their filthy profits, and so shutting down the source of sin in one particular area has a flow-on effect to the next area as society is progressively cleansed. We realise this cleansing tsunami of Islam and truth is going to transform Planet Earth in the coming period and wish to advise any non-Muslim readers to transform their lives and immediately revert to Islam. Before Islam can transform the world, it must transform you.
Islam is, in fact, the religion of science and truth and this is the major reason why evil people are hostile to it. Many apologists for decadence and sin will point out, for example, that Islam oppresses women. We don’t need to analyse all of the spurious allegations that are used to try to convince people that this is a valid argument – but only need to point out that Islam forbids pornography, the graphic exploitation of sexuality in advertising and also prostitution. Islamic law in a more general sense alleviates poverty and so all the oppression women face in the world of sin and debauchery is challenged by Islam because God is with the oppressed and has made laws to liberate humanity. As Muslims, we call for the liberation of western women from a life-time of servitude and sexual exploitation. We also aim our message of reverting to Islam to many millions of western women who are prisoners in their own homes, fed on a diet of television lies about weapons of mass destruction and Osama Bin Laden, and who are forced to send their children to schools where the primary aim of the teachers is brainwashing children to believe in the fake freedoms of the west. Women in western societies face prohibitive child-care costs which keep them prisoners in their homes almost indefinitely: a million self-contained Guantanamo Bay detention centres in every town and city in the country.
The future of Planet Earth belongs to the children and Islam alone is capable of meeting their needs. Islam will protect the children of Planet Earth in the following ways: firstly, education. Education in the western world is biased towards secular, man-made concepts such as the promotion of so-called democracy where Europeans and North Americans consume the overwhelming majority of the world’s resources while children in places such as India and Pakistan and South America have absolutely nothing at all. Some time ago in Haiti, the country was devastated by an earthquake that left the country in ruins and the surrounding capitalist countries have done nothing to help the people since then. Islam will transform the face of Planet Earth to prevent such tragedies occurring in future. By abolishing the charging of interest on loans, which is against God’s Laws, the people of Haiti – and Pakistan, for that matter – would have sufficient funds to reconstruct their devastated countries. Additionally, in an Islamic future, we would see massive airlifts of supplies and medicines to areas hit by natural catastrophes and a vast flotilla of ships bringing relief. In an Islamic future, this relief would follow anytime a natural catastrophe occurred. If the people affected by these disasters were non-Muslims in Haiti, for example, or Jewish people in occupied Palestine, as another example, the supplies would still be delivered. The capitalist vampires of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank could not stop these supplies being delivered in ten thousand years as the people delivering the supplies would be following God’s Laws to help the weak and oppressed. To ignore the plight of a people who are in dire need is a negation of Islam, as Muslims are obliged to give 10% of their wealth to the poor. To illustrate the point that Muslims can always be counted on to help in times of need, we point out that beggars here in Melbourne always gravitate to the Muslim suburbs when they are in need of assistance and if they go and beg near Coburg Market, for example, they get fifty or sixty dollars in half an hour or so to help them on their way.
Furthermore, in terms of education, a child needs to be properly educated and to get the basics right so they can get grow into good, righteous people. In the coming Islamic future, it will be necessary to teach children the reality that there is One God in the Universe who created everything. It is actually an unscientific belief to suggest that the Universe was created from an uncontrolled expansion that allegedly occurred after the Big Bang, as scientists have been unable to explain where all the large-scale structure came from, without resorting to pseudo-religious beliefs themselves by suggesting that somehow dark matter and dark energy or superstrings enabled to large-scale structure to coalesce. Similarly, in another area of science, Muslims have adopted the right response in rejecting Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection, which states that evolution occurs through chance miscopying of the genetic code, and which predicts that this chance miscopying should be seen in the fossil record. Instead, what we see in the fossil record is sudden changes at the Cambrian boundary, for example, or the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the sudden rise of mammals. By teaching children the proper equation that God created the Universe, we will be safeguarding the future of the children by giving them the right start in life which will be followed by a prosperous future because usury, sexual exploitation, alcohol and gambling will all be abolished and consigned to the garbage bin of history. By safeguarding children’s rights on Planet Earth we point out that no longer will they be forced to sing objectionable hymns at nine-o-clock in the morning, such as God Save the Queen or Rule Brittania and then be forced to learn revisionist history such as Captain Cook discovered Australia and Israel is a democratic country. Children in Australia should also face a future where they are not called upon to fight imperialist wars for the ruling class’ allies, the shameful, disgraced Americans – who killed millions in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. They should be free to travel overseas when they are old enough without having to look over their shoulders all the time because monsters such as John Howard and Richard Butler waged a Zionist led blockade of Iraq which killed a million plus Iraqi infants. This is only a personal thought but it seems a good idea on the face of it to educate a small group of Australian students in all aspects of international criminal law and war crimes legislation to enable monsters such as John Howard, Alexander Downer, Paul Keating and Richard Butler to be tried here in Australia for the nefarious crimes they committed, such as lying the country into war with Iraq, invading Afghanistan and acting as agents for a foreign power which is expressly forbidden under the Australian Constitution. In fact, we would like to send this futuristic team of Australian lawyers after some members of various state police forces, who have committed terrible crimes against the Aboriginal population and have always got away with it. To our Muslim brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, please be aware that we are aware that criminal members of the Australian Defence Forces have been murdering Afghan civilians in cold blood and we are investigating the incident where the five little children were murdered. Unless we agitate now for a future based on truth and justice, we won’t be able to hold our heads high again and we will have become just as bad, rotten and murderous as the lying disbelievers.
Muslims in the middle ages were the first genuine scientists, who more or less invented mathematics, and perfected the science of astronomy by liberating it from the mythological Greek influence. Therefore children of the world should not be afraid of a Muslim education in any sphere or activity. In fact a Muslim education is a tremendous advantage to have in life, not only because Muslim beliefs and science are in perfect accordance but because Muslims realise that young people need to be protected from Satan. Here in Australia we have noticed that drug-crazed fiends and devils are active in the community, promoting what is called death-metal music – or black metal music – depending on which brand of Satanism is being heard. Most of these fiends and acid-tripped out devils take their inspiration from a black metal band called Bathory who practice the same form of Satanism as Alistair Crowley. Crowds of young people regularly visit night-clubs and licensed premises, who peddle their own source of sin in the form of alcohol and the drug ecstasy, which is also sold at these events. God help these devil fiends when the Muslim revolution sweeps through their neck of the woods. Perhaps it would be a good way to mobilise the people here in Australia to join up with Christian groups and close down these events. Of course the danger inherent in such a program would be that the Christians might support the closure of devil concerts but then still maintain their right to sin in other ways such as drinking alcohol and practising polytheism. It might be a better idea for Muslims alone to act and close down the source of sin by burning their guitars and drums in front of them and then taking their black crucifixes and goat horns and destroying them as well. Planet Earth belongs to us, not them.
In the coming days we will work on our report about 9/11, insh’allah. We will be focusing on the allegation that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Bin Al-Shibah (Ramzi Bin Al-Shibh) conspired to carry out the attacks. The Americans recently decided to withdraw the charges against these two alleged 9/11 conspirators and all hope of an open trial with evidence, witnesses, etc etc have now been lost. We will be analysing why this is the case; why the Americans decided to abandon their plans for a trial in New York. Everything we know (almost) about 9/11 has been disseminated by the Americans and all statements by any of the accused before the military trials in Guantanamo has been presumptively classified. Please bear in mind that the Americans have consistently lied about the involvement of KSM and Al-Shibah in the plot and have also gone out of their way to prevent these two accused from giving evidence in the ludicrous Hamburg terror trials and the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui. When Al-Shibah faced the military tribunal in Guantanamo, he refused to come out of his cell at first but was then persuaded to attend the hearing by his fellow co-accused. A redacted audio recording was made available by the military where the listener can hear accused conspirator Khalid Sheikh Muhammed take part in his defence. Similar recordings were made available for downloading for the tribunal cases against Ammar Al-Baluchi, Tawfiq bin Attash, Abu Zubaida (may God help him) and Hambali. There is no transcript for Ramzi Bin Al-Shibah and no audio. Why? Please bookmark this site and drop by Friday and we’ll try to get it done.
It is not unreasonable to say that 9/11 changed the way the world operates. Many thousands of social commentators have been saying the same thing for the last nine and a half years and the view has become the generally accepted paradigm. Of course people justify their opinions with their subjective interpretation of the facts or, in some cases, spread deliberate disinformation. And while three individuals on this side of the world have bought into the argument with a series of decisive reports, we admit we need a break from 9/11, Lockerbie, Bali, PGCC, the Russian apartment bombings of 1999 and last but not least the behaviour of certain individuals resident in the United Kingdom. After all, it has been almost ten years. To get a more balanced perspective about the aforementioned events and people, we decided, would require taking on something else entirely, at least temporarily, to enable our investigative abilities to sharpen and focus, so we can continue to get results. All this takes place firmly within the historical context of the immediate present, so current affairs have an impact on what we take on and do. A good example to illustrate this perspective is the situation that arose in relation to the Lockerbie incident which took place long before we got involved. One of us got particularly angry about the illegal detention of Mr Megrahi and decided to do something about it. We knew perfectly well the western allies didn’t care about the truth or how many people got hurt by their lies. Suddenly, they do care about ordinary Libyans, or that’s what they say.
One of the things we found out about being a Muslim in Australia is that you’re not allowed to say another Muslim is out of Islam. Even if it is subsequently established by scholars of Islam, it’s not up to us to weigh in with our possibly misguided opinions. We’re not in a position to say. We admit we do raise serious reservations in our thoughts but we do not discuss them even among ourselves. If a person is out of Islam it’s between them and God. Even in the case of Glen Jenvey reverting to Islam we defended him at first, until he had one shot of whisky too many and finally blurted out the truth in his own inimitable, pathetic way. Maybe we did have reservations but we didn’t voice them because we didn’t need to. God demands that justice be delivered immediately and those who oppose this are driven to humiliation and shame.
Readers are therefore encouraged to realise that this report on the Nation of Islam is being undertaken partly for personal reasons and partly because allegations have been levelled against current and former Nation of Islam members. One of us got interested in this area through the internet hosted speeches of Malcolm X and went somewhat further to examine the origins of the Nation of Islam and its beliefs. And while we do have serious reservations about the Islamic principal of Shirk and how it may or may not apply to the present day organisation, we do not have to address these issues here, for reasons already stated. It is also necessary to point out that our investigation has not focused on the present day organisation to any great extent but has focused almost exclusively on the origins of the organisation, the FBI campaign of harassment against the organisation and the identity of Master W.D. Fard Muhammad. We have watched internet hosted speeches by the Honourable Elijah Muhammad for the purpose of discovering facts associated with the origins of the organisation but have also found his body language particularly interesting when he speaks about Master W.D. Fard Muhammad. In the course of this investigation we have had the misfortune to have to wade through eight hundred pages of heavily redacted FBI documents which are barely readable in part, we think deliberately so. We therefore take this opportunity to appeal to American lawmakers to hold the FBI more accountable and to expect minimum standards of production quality when Freedom of Information requests are granted. We do not expect a chain-smoking detective in Chicago with a felt-tip pen to be responsible for deciding what the public may learn about the past.
Many different attempts have been made over the years to establish that Master W.D. Fard Muhammad is in reality W.D. Ford, a convicted felon born in New Zealand, and these attempts have invariably taken place in conjunction with attempts to discredit the Nation of Islam generally and make its adherents appear to be dupes. Of course these attempts need to be placed within an historical context if we are to have a good understanding of them and it is important to understand that they started in an era dominated by American xenophobia about communists and fifth columnists in a more general sense. The notorious conspiracy theorist and fascist ideologue J. Edgar Hoover was in charge of the FBI and the McCarthyist tendency ruthlessly crushed political opponents of American imperialism. Of course it could be argued that the question of W.D. Fard Muhammad’s identity arose long before the McCarthy era but this author takes the view that McCarthy’s rise to power was the culmination of a long historical process that perhaps had its origin in the American Civil War. The post WW2 period cannot be seen in a disconnected sense from the period which preceded it although several important factors changed. The US emerged from a period of rival imperialist slaughter unparalleled in the history of the world. Japan lay in ruins as did large areas of Europe and the American ruling class, unable to provide for large numbers of returning servicemen, attempted to buy time for themselves in the form of Marshall Aid.
Roosevelt’s New Deal was an empty shell of hollow promises which failed to stimulate the economy in a meaningful way. The foundation stone for the American economy was the armaments industry and the cessation of hostilities in 1945 left large numbers of Americans out of work. In this sense we can see how the American capitalist class’ need to refloat the economy led to more outbreaks of slaughter in Korea and Vietnam and goes a long way to explain the hullabaloo about ‘reds under the bed’ and the perceived threat of Stalinist and Maoist revolution. This general tendency of the American capitalist economy to open up new arenas of conflict throughout the world is by no means a solely American phenomenon and can be identified today in the NATO bombardment of Libya and the American decision to escalate in the brutal occupation of Afghanistan. Of course the transnational arms industry’s profit margins go through the roof in times of imperialist aggression as does the price of a barrel of oil, which greatly pleases the predatory oil companies such as BP, Texaco and Shell.
In the 1920’s and 30’s the American ruling class ruthlessly crushed workers uprisings against third world living conditions with hired gangs of armed criminals and thugs unleashed upon those who attempted to organise for better conditions. The so-called Great Depression of the 1930’s could therefore be seen as America’s inability the wage war on any significant front in the period and led to the impoverishment of the American working class with low wages and unemployment. When rebellions arose in the textile mills, for example, they were always brutally crushed as an example to other American workers. In Chicago and Detroit, American fascists were firmly in control, with the notorious Nazi sympathiser and virulently anti Jewish industrialist Henry Ford in control of the local economy.
America the land of the free was the Anglo-American myth developed in association with these economic and social trends and was trumpeted by apologists for the regime which built the foundations of the nation by expropriating Indian lands and importing slave labour from Africa. The land of the free was the antithesis of what America became with the Indian tribes wiped out or confined to reservations and African Americans migrating from the Southern states to escape the murderous lynch mobs led by the Ku Klux Klan and aided by local police. In fact Chicago and Detroit were the two cities most freed black slaves migrated to where they faced almost unimaginable poverty and systematic persecution from the predominantly white police. In time, however, black Americans established their own businesses and tentatively began to establish their independence. It was firmly within this context that the Nation of Islam was born – within the era of liberation from slavery. The English saw America as a new frontier where despite the rebellion in Boston and the birth of the independent nation, their race could spread out and control commerce and subjugate the world population. A similar holocaust occurred in Australia where the English invaded and murdered as many as a million tribal people. The founding fathers of the American nation succeeded in proclaiming a republic and preventing the spread of the anachronistic British class system but that’s all they achieved and the American Constitution is clear that black people and Indians are not considered equal in the newly constructed gulag.
In the same way that the British working class began to organise when British cities grew exponentially after the collapse of the feudal system, black Americans in places such as Chicago and Detroit began to organise to improve their miserable conditions. As they were by and large excluded from employment with racist employers favouring white American workers, they found pathways to their freedom in liberationist theologies such as the Marcus Garvey movement and other messianic traditions. They were inspired by the peasant rebellion led by Wat Tyler and also by Islam, because Islam is the natural religion of all humanity, as Muslims worship God alone, instead of worthless deities, saints, popes, stones and shrines. In the prevailing social conditions of misery and alienation, it was to be expected that the black diaspora would embrace a messianic form of Islam. And when W.D. Fard Muhammad made contact with Elijah Muhammad, their collaboration was received in the fertile soils of the black communities with an intense vigour and overwhelming fervour and zeal.
The Honourable Elijah Muhammad claimed in later interviews that Master W.D. Fard Muhammad taught him the fundamentals of a new belief system. The fundamental outline of this belief system was that nobody could pinpoint the origins of the black man because he had always existed whereas the white race, on the other hand, was created by a scientist named Jacub a mere six thousand years ago. Furthermore, the serpent in the Garden of Eden, W.D. Fard Muhammad taught, was not an actual serpent but an allegorical symbol for the devil which was the white man. The white race was a race of devils, W.D. Fard Muhammad taught, and the black man’s liberation could only be achieved in an independent homeland established in North America where the inherent nobility of the black race could rise and reign supreme. The Black Nationalist movement which adopted many forms in the coming decades could therefore be identified in an embryonic form in 1930’s and 1940’s America.
The reader may pause to question at this point why a mainstream Muslim is repeating this seemingly heretical viewpoint, especially in light of the Honourable Elijah Muhammad’s later claims that Master W.D. Fard Muhammad was in fact God incarnate on earth. Nowhere in the Qur’an is there any mention of Jacub the seemingly wicked scientist and the six thousand years time-line described by W.D. Fard Muhammad is a singularly Christian construct put together by studying Old Testament genealogies. Muslims we have spoken to claim to believe the world is billions of years old. Allah claims in the Qur’an that He created the universe and earth in six days. In Arabic, the word for day is ‘yawm’ which literally means periods. So Muslims believe the universe was created in stages and different time periods, not six literal days. Furthermore, we have learned, the Glorious Qur’an is a gift from God to all of humanity as a blessing and as guidance. The idea that large sections of the world’s population are excluded from the Divine Plan on the basis of their racial origins and apparent wickedness is a fundamental departure from true Islam which maintains that Islam will dominate the earth in the coming period and will create a united community.
As the reader will discover, this report is a significant departure from our previous published work because it deals in part with history and in part with theology. In response to concerns that Muslims may have, we will continue to write and hope and pray that the end result is acceptable. It should be noted at this point that after performing hajj and parting company with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X adopted a mainstream Muslim view and marvelled that he had prayed with blonde haired, blue-eyed Muslims in Mecca and became a more complete individual through the experience – in fact it was his defining moment. The situation in America is significantly different today than it was in 1940 and it is the hope of this author that by exposing a particularly vicious thread of disinformation first peddled by the FBI and the Hearst publishing group and more recently by a man named Anton Batey, that American Muslims in and around the Nation of Islam will see this report as an invitation to them to enter the mainstream. Whether or not this occurs is of course outside our control and is to a great extent in the hands of Almighty Allah, the Exalted; all praise is due to Him. We wish to deal with facts in an objective, balanced way and despite the fact that this author has deteriorating eye-sight, we can spot a photographic forgery when we see one.
As we have seen in other strands of disinformation coming out of America about how Jews all took the day off when the World Trade Centre collapsed and Mossad agents lived in a post office box right next door to Mohammed Atta, a lie can have a considerable number of convoluted transformations. A good example to illustrate this perspective is the claim that Daniel Lewin on Flight 11 single-handedly hijacked the plane and that teams of Mossad agents posed as art students as part of a plan to enable the hijackers. We can look at any one of these strands or threads of so-called evidence and describe them as being separate, which is in fact wrong, because they are all part of the same thread of disinformation: namely that Jews pulled off 9/11 for geo-political reasons. A similar thread of disinformation is the reason we are writing this report: that Master W.D. Fard Muhammad and W.D. Ford, the convicted felon, is one and the same person. Whether or not the FBI said it for any particular reason or whether the Hearst newspaper group said it for even more convoluted reasons – or whether the internet persona known as Anton Batey says it for reasons altogether different from his predecessors, it is all part of the same lie whose strands and threads of disinformation are all interwoven and complex. And while the purpose of the Mossad did it lie is to slander Jews regardless of whether they support the Zionist state, the purpose of the W.D. Fard Muhammad lie is to damage the reputation of the Nation of Islam and to make its supporters look stupid for worshipping or following the teachings of Master W.D. Fard Muhammad and the Honourable Elijah Muhammad.
We do not propose to deliver an analysis of the FBI files which can be linked to here because an even simpler test will suffice. Instead we will show to the impartial reader that Mr Anton Batey is using doctored photographs to try to prove his case. Of course the question of whether Anton Batey is the man’s real name is neither here nor there. At this point we urge all readers to view his video to see how he presents his case. After readers have viewed the video we will point out where the photographs have been doctored, probably by Mr Batey himself, or one of his accomplices. The acid test of any theory is that it should be falsifiable. If our theory is correct that Mr Batey’s video is just the latest manifestation of a lie first perpetuated decades ago, we predict he will pull his video off-line in the coming hours or days. Readers of this report are encouraged not to despair at this point as we have backed it up and will republish it if necessary on any of the myriad internet video hosting sites. If Mr Batey claims copyright protection at that point we are aware of two Japanese and one Korean video hosting sites where the administrators don’t speak a word of English and won’t be able to respond to requests to take the video offline because they won’t understand what they are being asked to do. Furthermore, Mr Anton Batey attempts to damage the reputation of the Nation of Islam with false accusations and doctored evidence while our differences with the Nation of Islam are entirely ethical, theological and demonstrably honest and factual. We have decided to launch this demolition of the W.D. Fard Muhammad is W.D. Ford theory with a plain and simple message to Nation of Islam supporters. You are our brothers and sisters. We have exposed the lies about W.D. Fard Mohammed because the truth always surfaces. We are quite good at photographic analysis and the forgery isn’t immediately apparent. We invite you all to Islam and to the truth and brotherhood of Almighty Allah’s creation, where all the races are equal as this is stated in our Qur’an. We will pray with you in Mecca, Al-Quds, Detroit and Chicago.
The important area to take note of in our photographic analysis is the hands. It seems clear to us that they have not been airbrushed and something of the quality of the original photograph is apparent. The subject’s face is blemish free but the forefinger and thumb in particular give an indication of original variations. We wondered what the first photographs actually looked like and found an interesting example in a Google search, which interestingly is also doctored. We wonder who uploaded it. Was his surname Batey? We suspect that there were many copies of this photograph circulating in America and different photographs deteriorate in different ways. We shouldn’t see the photograph as a template for all subsequent copies but should view it for what it is: one example of how a photograph can deteriorate in a unique environment.
Do you notice that the photograph is pixellated by the side of the upper lip and how the pixellation extends into Master W.D. Fard Muhammad’s nostril? Mr Anton Batey has Photoshopped a layer on top but has the pixellation ratio wrong. Actually, he probably can’t afford Photoshop because if he had used Photoshop and got the pixellation ratio right, we probably wouldn’t have noticed. He has doctored the photograph because there is nothing underneath it but it does reinforce his argument. There is no mole or blemish because the whole face has been airbrushed using traditional hovering and dodging techniques from before the days of digitalisation. Are we supposed to believe the face was airbrushed and somehow a blemish survived the process? The uniformity of colour and texture says everything; even the shadowing has been dodged in. No, we don’t have a documented chain of evidence for these photographs but we can see the forgery which uses digital pixellation at the wrong ratio and we can see it in the video he presents as evidence. As we wrote in our report, we predict he will try to pull the video. It’s not the same man; it can’t be. Even if he did have a mole or a blemish it couldn’t survive the process. Mr Anton Batey has been caught out in a big lie just like all the others. Here’s an enlargement of the forgery for those with less than perfect sight. God bless you all and give you peace. Salaams from Australia and please remember that our human struggle is the same as yours.
Firstly, Mr Anton Batey’s video where the doctored image is featured:
Exhibit one. The doctored image
Screenshot of similarly doctored image used by Anton Batey in his video. Exhibit two.
An enlargement of the doctored image. Exhibit three.
Circumstances beyond our control have made it impossible to post regular updates to the blog recently and we would like to take this opportunity to inform our readers that we shall be returning to our investigations with renewed determination and a newly acquired dose of enthusiasm in the coming period. We hope to be able to present to the general public new, vital intelligence about the nature of the FBI investigation operating around the 9/11 hijackers back in 2001. We will be presenting evidence to demonstrate, God willing, that plans for the 9/11 operation were being hatched in the United Kingdom as early as July 2001 when key operatives operating on yahoo message boards sent confirmation of the number of hijackers expected to take part as well as the date of the operation. No, we are not talking about Atta’s cake with a dash and two sticks down. We are talking about the operation launched in conjunction with Indian intelligence. (CBI)
We find it disturbing, actually frightening, that people educated in the western world believe that the current air-strikes taking place against Libya are to protect the civilian population. The British and French have in recent years taken part in a criminal bombardment and siege of Iraq where many people died. To suggest that suddenly these two imperialist has-beens have discovered a social conscience is somewhat ludicrous, in our view, especially as the French recently took the unprecedented step of criminalizing Muslim dress codes in a display of contempt for God’s truth. We confidently predict that the (northern) summer will see riots on the streets of Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, London, Birmingham etc etc as these two countries continue to disintegrate.
We will also be delivering a report on the origins of the Nation Of Islam in the coming period, God willing, and will attempt to disprove the allegation that Master W.D. Fahd Muhammad and Wallace Ford are one and the same person. We are quite good at photographic analysis and the temptation to diversify, temporarily, is something we need to do. With all that said we urge our readers to study the document below this post which deals with the USS Cole attack. We have previously written obliquely about the USS Cole incident in conjunction with our reports on the Bali bombings. We pointed out, for example, that the Yemen government kept releasing those detained over the Cole incident, thereby implying that those accused by the American government were in fact innocent. When studying the report below, we suggest that readers bear in mind the feud that erupted between John O’Neil and the American Ambassador. Many American armchair pundits have reported this feud was a result of a personality clash but after reading the document we think it is safer to conclude the feud arose because of the dissemination of false information.
Thank-you for being patient and please don’t forget to bookmark. Because our opponents have nothing much to say of any merit and have resorted to sending spam comments to our blog, we found it necessary to turn off the comments section. To communicate with us readers are advised to send an email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Without your continued support our reports will be substandard as we rely on fresh information from members of the public to maintain a cutting edge in false flag terrorism analysis and other intrigues, especially in the UK. We read recently that Dominic Wightman kindly gave us a mention in his so appropriately named Westminster Journal. Yes, we had a little chuckle about that. Not all is lost when Mr Wightman can take time off from his obsession with Tim Ireland and have a dig at some of his other opponents. This sort of behavior needs to be encouraged and all my readers are hereby urged to log onto Westminster Journal to make his stats go up and cheer him up. Ahem.
August 3, 2004
“Abu-Jandal is educated and open-minded. He has the power of persuasion. The security and military sense that he trained on while in Al-Qa’ida in Afghanistan still dominates him. He had a key role in the organization and was trusted by Usama Bin Ladin.”
Al-Quds Al-Arabi headline: “Abu-Jandal, Former Personal Bodyguard of Usama Bin Ladin and Leading Al-Qa’ida Element in Yemen Reveals to Al-Quds Al-Arabi his Intercession in Bin Ladin’s Marriage to a Yemeni Girl. He Used to Meet With Al-Zarqawi, but Says he is not a Leader. The United States Moves Toward its Demise. Saudi Bombings Are the Natural Outcome of the Regim’s Policy and They Will Continue”
(FBIS Translated Text)
After a long period of refusal to talk with any of the local and international news media, he was finally persuaded to give a chance to Al-Quds al-Arabi to conduct a detailed interview with him on Al-Qa’ida Organization activities in Yemen and the world. He is the former bodyguard of Al-Qa’ida leader Usama Bin Ladin. He is known by the nickname “Abu-Jandal” but his real name is Nasir Ahmad Nasir al-Bahri.
He said that he was born in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, in 1973. He completed his secondary school education in Saudi Arabia and he then specialized in business administration. He is currently engaged in import-export trade in Yemen. His brother-in-law, Salim Hamdan, is imprisoned at the US Guantanamo Base in Cuba.
Abu-Jandal is educated and open-minded. He has the power of persuasion. The security and military sense that he trained on while in Al-Qa’ida in Afghanistan still dominates him. He had a key role in the organization and was trusted by Usama Bin Ladin. However, he only revealed a little of the information that he has in this interview, in which we tried to literally drag him to a number of issues and managed to come out with a great deal of information. The following is text of the interview with Abu-Jandal:
(Al-Hammadi) When were you imprisoned in Yemen and how long did you stay in prison?
(Abu-Jandal) I was imprisoned in Yemen on 2 Dhu-al-Hijjah 1423 Hegira (2001) in Sanaa. I stayed in prison for one year and 10 months, of which 13 months were spent in solitary confinement.
(Al-Hammadi) What was the charge brought against you when arrested?
(Abu-Jandal) The charge was suspected complicity in the operation to destroy the US destroyer “Cole” in the Port of Aden.
(Al-Hammadi) Was this charge the main reason for your arrest and focus of the investigations in prison?
(Abu-Jandal) It was the maim reason for my arrest, but not the focus of the investigations in prison.
(Al-Hammadi) Were you tortured in prison to obtain confessions?
(Abu-Jandal) No I was not exposed to any torture in prison. And, this is a testimony I make in favor of the Yemeni Government.
(Al-Hammadi) Was it the Americans who carried out the investigation with you in prison, and what was the nature of their investigations?
(Abu-Jandal) Yes, it was the Americans who carried out the investigation with me, but this was a week after the 11 September 2001 incidents. It was a very calm investigation under the supervision of the Yemeni Government. The issue was not left to the Americans.
(Al-Hammadi) How many Americans carried out the investigation with you?
(Abu-Jandal) There were three, and all of them were FBI officers.
(Al-Hammadi) Did they speak in English or Arabic?
(Abu-Jandal) Two of them spoke in Arabic being of Lebanese origin. The third was an American who spoke in English.
[Al-Hammadi) What was your reply to the FBI officers who investigated with you?
(Abu-Jandal) I believe that our reply was very credible. It did not show appeasement to or fear of anyone. There was also truth in it.
(Al-Hammadi) What were the main questions addressed to you and what were your answers?
(Abu-Jandal) The questions by the Americans had nothing to do with the Cole or 11 September incidents but revolved around Al-Qa’ida structure, ideology, entity, and composition. Most of the questions revolved around Al-Qa’ida.
(Al-Hammadi) Didn’t they investigate with you in an attempt to obtain confessions on any role you had in the Cole or 11 September incidents?
(Abu-Jandal) Yes there were attempts to do that by beating round the bush (using twisted methods). But, the truth is I did not have any role in any of these incidents. So they could not obtain anything.
(Al-Hammadi) What were your main answers to them?
(Abu-Jandal) Most of my answers were on Al-Qa’ida ideology and structure and why it deals in this way. The answers were to the point. They used to put forth rather strange questions. One question said: As far as we are concerned, 80 percent of what you said is true, but does Al-Qa’ida have chemical plants and nuclear weapons? I recall that my answer to them was that Usama Bin Ladin has a weapon that is far superior to all the US weapons. What is this weapon, the asked? I told them: “Among the believers are men, who have been true to their covenant to God: of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: But they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (Koranic verse) The US arsenal is full of weapons, but it does not have the men.
(Al-Hammadi) How were you released from prison?
(Abu-Jandal) I was released from prison through a presidential pardon by President Ali Abdallah Salih. I thank him for pardoning me and the group of youths, although there were no charges against us for participating in any activity in the country. It was a kind presidential gesture that had a very good effect on us and our families and people.
(Al-Hammadi) Was it a general amnesty, or was it because they could not find anything against you?
(Abu-Jandal) It was essentially because they could not find anything against us. Most of the youths belonging to Al-Qa’ida and other organizations in Yemen had no activity inside the country. Many of them did not like to operate in Yemen, being their country that must be protected. They did not think of carrying out operations in Yemen. So they youths were released.
(Al-Hammadi) When did you join Al-Qa’ida?
(Abu-Jandal) I joined it in 1996. After my return from Tajikistan we went on what we called the journey to the north. After our return from Bosnia and Somalia, we moved to Tajikistan, but we could not withstand the conditions; the snow, rough terrain, and bad roads. So we returned. I met with Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin on 27 Sha’ban 1417 (end of 1996), and I joined Al-Qa’ida immediately after this meeting.
(Al-Hammadi) When did you visit Afghanistan the first time and when did you return from it the last time?
(Abu-Jandal) My first visit to Afghanistan was in the middle of 1996. I left Afghanistan three times. I left it the first time to get married. I left it the second time to finalize the arrangements for Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin’s marriage in Yemen. My third and last departure from Afghanistan was before the Cole operation by about two and a half months (the middle of year 2000).
(Al-Hammadi) You said that your second departure was in order to arrange Usama Bin Ladin’s marriage in Yemen. Could you tell us more about that?
(Abu-Jandal) The departure was for the purpose of delivering the dowry, the cost of the wedding, and the price of tickets for Bin Ladin’s fourth wife to Afghanistan. The plans were for the bride to travel to Afghanistan accompanied by her immediate relatives. But, due to some delay in the arrangements I had to return to Afghanistan before them. They then followed after one and a half months.
(Al-Hammadi) How much was the dowry and what was the cost. Do you recall such things?
(Abu-Jandal) I recall that the full sum that I delivered personally was $5,000.
(Al-Hammadi) What were your role and the duties you undertook in Al-Qa’ida?
(Abu-Jandal) Abu-Abdallah (Usama Bin Ladin) used to call me and the youths from the northern group the founders, because since he announced the jihad on the United States he only had a few Egyptians and Algerians left. He did not have any people from Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Our group of 17 persons was the first batch to come from the Arabian Peninsula; that is from the people concerned with this cause. This was why they called us founders of the organization. Our duties included preaching for the ideology and the cause, rousing the people, and getting prepared to carry out martyrdom operations.
(Al-Hammadi) Was the preaching and rousing process inside Afghanistan or also outside it?
(Abu-Jandal) Both inside and outside Afghanistan, as it became our cause, which we carried in our hearts wherever we went. Regarding my duties in the organization, I had two duties. I was responsible for guarding Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin. I was his personal bodyguard for a period of time. I then moved to the duty of being in charge of the guesthouse or guesthouses in Kabul and Kandahar.
(Al-Hammadi) Where do Usama Bin Ladin’s last wife of Yemeni origin and the other three wives live?
(Abu-Jandal) From what I know and what is often being said, and also as confirmed by some acquaintances, she is still with her husband Shaykh Usama in Afghanistan, and so are his other three wives, except for his first wife, Umm-Abdallah, who left long before the incidents and did not return.
(Al-Hammadi) The trial of those accused in the bombing of US Destroyer “Cole” is now in progress in Yemen. What do you know about the bombing of this destroyer, and how was it arranged?
(Abu-Jandal) Like all people, I learned about it from what was published in the newspapers, although I was close to many of the youths. This operation was preceded by another one that was supposed to have taken place a year earlier but it failed due to certain natural factors. But, they succeeded in this operation, although not completely. From what I heard, the plan was to attack it in international waters so that no state in the region would assume the consequences of this operation. But, it was God’s wish to happen this way and so it was attacked in Yemeni territorial waters. Thank God, the destroyer did not blow up completely. The destroyer was being watched for some time. The information on it was collected by committees, and the implementers of this operation were two persons only. As to the reports that say that it was carried out by the Mosad, this is a myth and a means to frustrate Muslims by saying that they are incapable of anything. Those who carried out the operation, may God rest their souls in peace, are well known among our brother mujahidin.
(Al-Hammadi) Who were the two persons that carried out the Cole operation?
(Abu-Jandal) The first is our brother Hassan al-Khamiri originally from Shabwah Governorate, but was born at Al-Ta’if in Saudi Arabia. The second is our brother Ibrahim al-Thawr from Sanaa who was also born at Al-Ta’if.
(Al-Hammadi) Was the operation to bomb the US destroyer Cole planned by these two persons only, or by many others inside and outside Yemen?
(Abu-Jandal) Al-Qa’ida pursues a method or principle that calls for “centralization of decision and decentralization of execution.” The decision was made centrally, but the method of attack and execution was the duty of field commanders. For example, the persons who were in Yemen like Abd-al-Rahim al-Nashiri and others took part in this operation. They planned for it and God granted them success in its fulfillment after a long watch. As I said, it was preceded by another operation a year earlier, which was called Cole operation one, but it did not succeed due to natural elements. As for this one, it was Cole operation two. The planning for Cole operation was carried out by the people themselves. The idea was formed and the target was set and then it was referred to a higher military control committee in Al-Qa’ida called Military Affairs Committee, which does not plan, but gives the green light, the support, and the funds for these operations. But, the planning, execution, and method of attack were all undertaken by field commanders in the operations field.
(Al-Hammadi) Do you believe that the detainees or those who are now on trial have nothing to do with the subject?
(Abu-Jandal) Yes I firmly believe that they have nothing to do with the case. They are, so to say, scapegoats, because they really didn’t know anything. They may have known about the existence of an operation, but they did not know its details, type, method, or hour of execution.
(Al-Hammadi) Why exactly was the US destroyer Cole chosen as the target?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, there are several reasons. The first is to break US prestige in the sea and raise the morale of the Islamic nation by saying that its sons can deal blows to the enemies of the nation wherever they may be on the land, in the sea, or in the air. It is to say that we can face the enemies even with individual capabilities. Take the Islamic World, which consists of about 71 states. It cannot say no to the United States, but we individuals can do so. They proved to the Islamic World Muslim ability to break US prestige and hegemony over Muslim shores and sea. This was the main reason for choosing the US destroyer Cole for bombing in the sea. Otherwise, there were many ocean liners. But, the choice of the best destroyer in the US Navy and the best produced by the US Army was intended to be a slap in the face for the United States. It was to tell the United States that we can deal it a blow whenever and wherever we want.
(Al-Hammadi) If the arch enemy and big target for Al-Qa’ida is the United States, why was the French oil tanker Limbourg targeted off the coast of Al-Mukalla?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, the attack on the French oil tanker Limbourg was a reaction to a mistake that was committed by both sides in the case of Yahya Mujalli, who was killed by government forces in Sanaa. It was a rash, unstudied, and uncalculated reaction to that incident, and thus it had very bad consequences for both the Yemeni Government and the people.
(Al-Hammadi) Was the execution of the Cole and Limbourg operations according to instructions by Al-Qa’ida central leadership, or was the decision from the field leaderships?
(Abu-Jandal) As far as Cole is concerned, I believe that the decision was central, as the destroyer was under observation for some time. As to the Limbourg incident that took place a year after the 11 September incident when contact with the central leadership was very difficult then, it was a reaction. The decision was made by the field leadership in Yemen.
(Al-Hammadi) It is said that the bombings have calmed down in Yemen and moved to Saudi Arabia. Why have they calmed down in Yemen since the Limbourg incident, and is this an indication of a truce between the government and Al-Qa’ida?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, one can say that there is no Al-Qa’ida presence in Yemen now, but individuals who carry its ideology. The presence ended with the martyrdom of Shaykh Abu-Ali al-Harithi, the commander of the organization in Yemen. Still, I believe the organization is not small in Yemen, as there are large numbers who sympathize with it, although not ideologically, organizationally and administratively, or by recruitment. Many youths in Yemen admire Usama Bin Ladin. They also admire Al-Qa’ida and hate what Bin Ladin hates. It has become a second nature to them. There is no peace with the state. There were attempts by the state to contain and absorb these youths, but God willed something else; for the Limbourg tanker to be attacked and Abu-Ali al-Harithi to be killed afterward. These operations have created a big reshuffle of cards in the interest of both the Yemeni Government and the youths. Thus matters calmed down in the country. The killing of Al-Harithi created a crisis and the youths became individuals without a leadership, and so they weakened very much.
(Al-Hammadi) Was Abu-Ali al-Harithi indeed Al-Qa’ida commander in Yemen?
(Abu-Jandal) I knew Abu-Ali al-Harithi as a tribal leader more than Al-Qa’ida commander. But, he was indeed the first Al-Qa’ida official in Yemen.
(Al-Hammadi) Do you think that the suffering of the detainees in Yemeni prison, as well as the suffering of their families, would reflect on their activities once they are out of prison?
(Abu-Jandal) Certainly, and I speak for myself. When I left prison I did not have a source of livelihood. I lacked many things. There were promises by the Yemeni Government to improve conditions for these youths and absorb them into the society once again. But it seems that the government will take some time before doing anything. I advise the Yemeni Government to take immediate steps to sponsor these youths, ensure their needs, and reorganize their affairs so that they would not take a different direction by carrying out acts harmful to the country. Poverty is akin to non-belief.
[Al-Hammadi) How big is Al-Qa’ida in Yemen, in your opinion?
(Abu-Jandal) I can tell you in figures. Some 95 percent of Al-Qa’ida members are Yemenis. The remaining five percent are Yemeni expatriates. It can be said that the majority members of Al-Qa’ida are Yemenis. This is a fact that no one can deny. The leader of Al-Qa’ida is of Yemeni origin. His bodyguards are Yemenis. The trainers in the camps are Yemenis. The commanders are the fronts are Yemenis. All the operations that were directed against the United States were coordinated with Yemeni members. Yemenis are spread all over Al-Qa’ida.
(Al-Hammadi) Yes, but how big is it in Yemen?
(Abu-Jandal) Let us consider this matter numerically, both in the world and in Yemen. If, for example, there is one Al-Qa’ida member in Yemen, those influenced by his ideas are six to seven at least, although they do not carry his ideology. They love Al-Qa’ida but they do not carry its ideology. Many people think that Al-Qa’ida’s size is gauged by the number of individuals. Al-Qa’ida’s cause is to convey its ideology to the world. And I can assure you that they have managed to a large extent in spreading this ideology. What is taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the activities in Saudi Arabia and many Arab states, show that they have succeeded very much in their strategy.
(Al-Hammadi) Do you believe that what is taking place in Iraq now is planned by Al-Qa’ida and carried out by its members and followers?
(Abu-Jandal) Al-Qa’ida elements had expected this thing. Al-Qa’ida had expected the fall of the Iraqi regime and that the United States could only control the region through Iraq. As the Americans said, the Saudis are an inhospitable people. Many Americans were killed in Saudi Arabia and the recent incidents confirmed that. Therefore, the Americans had no choice but direct occupation. This thing was expected. Indeed what is taking place inside Iraq now confirms that. Many Al-Qa’ida elements entered Iraq and are now fighting with the Iraqi resistance.
(Al-Hammadi) Do you believe that Abu-Mis’ab al-Zarqawi is indeed the Al-Qa’ida representative in Iraq?
(Abu-Jandal) The problem is Al-Qa’ida itself is now longer an entity but an ideology. It has become an ideology now. Many youths now carry Al-Qa’ida ideology against United States. Abu-Mus’ab al-Zarqawi was in Afghanistan. He was also in Kabul and he used to often meet with Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin. But I don’t think that he is Al-Qa’ida’s number one man, because Al-Qa’ida has Iraqi cadres that exist in Iraq. So it can dispense with Abu-Mus’ab al-Zarqawi.
(Al-Hammadi) Since the Cole incident, the names of Abu-Ali al-Harithi and Abu-Asim al-Ahdal had been heading Al-Qa’ida leadership in Yemen. Then Washington assassinated the former in the Ma’rib desert and arrested the latter in Sanaa. What is the truth about their leadership of Al-Qa’ida in Yemen, especially since the arrest of Abu-Asim al-Ahdal we have not heard anything about him or his trial, and he was not include among those on trial in the Cole case?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, the talk about the two men’s leadership of Al-Qa’ida is not correct. What is more correct is Abu-Ali Al-Harithi’s leadership. As I said, Abu-Ali al-Harithi was considered a tribal leader more than an organizational or military leader. As far as Abu-Asim al-Ahdal is concerned, he has nothing to do with Al-Qa’ida. This is a fact. But, the problem with the US media is that if they want to arrest someone they begin by charging him with membership in Al-Qa’ida. The media say the man is an Al-Qa’ida leader and the charge sticks. Al-Qa’ida has become a boogeyman. But, this is not true at all.
(Al-Hammadi) Are all Al-Qa’ida leaders in Yemen still active and ready to carry out missions against US and Yemeni interests?
(Abu-Jandal) Matters have changed much, especially since there is no leadership leading these youths, or to be more precise there are any influential personalities that can influence these elements as individuals. There is another problem. The issue now is such that it is not essential for Al-Qa’ida member to execute the job. Persons outside Al-Qa’ida could carry out operations, as happened in the killing of US missionaries in Jablah and Jarallah Umar in the Reform Conference. The executors of these two operations had nothing to do with Al-Qa’ida and did not leave Yemen in the first place. No one can control these matters, as they have become rather loose. They are no longer under Al-Qa’ida control. It is now feelings that motivate people everywhere. As to whether they are active, Al-Qa’ida elements are very well trained. However, their comprehension of information differs from one person to another. As to whether they are active, I say yes they are active, but in the interest of their country, especially after the recent statements by Democratic candidate Kerry, who announced that Yemen is one of the sources of terrorism, and that it must be attacked. I believe that many youths would begin to prepare themselves for this new confrontation, as it is very likely for the United States to come to the whole region — and it is coming — in order to control the entire Middle East. I don’t expect Yemeni youths, especially those who trained in Al-Qa’ida and carried al-Qa’ida ideology to stands with their hands tied before US moves in the region.
(Al-Hammadi) US demands recently included Shaykh Abd-al-Majid al-Zandani. They also hinted at Shaykh Abdallah Sa’tar. And before that the United States kidnapped Shaykh Muhammad al-Mu’ayyad. Do you think that these people have any link to Al-Qa’ida extensions to be considered subject to US demands?
(Abu-Jandal) Frankly, we cannot but speak well of these people, especially about these three personalities. But, the truth of the matter is, as I said before, when the United States wants to fabricate a problem with a state, a group, or an organization in the Islamic World it links it to Al-Qa’ida, such as when it shut down the Saudi Al-Haramayn Foundation, although it is a welfare institution that has nothing to do with armed organizations. The same can also be said about many other welfare and relief organizations. Shaykh Mu’ayyad, Shaykh Al-Zandani, Shaykh Al-Sa’tar, and others will remain a target for the United States. God says in the Koran: “Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee.” No matter how we tried to improve our image, hold dialogue of civilizations, or call for the unity of religions, Jews and Christians will not be pleased with us. As far as Shaykh Al-Zandani and Shaykh Sa’tar are concerned, it is well known that Shaykh Sa’tar in particular is against Al-Qa’ida and armed action in general. So how can he be a supporter of Al-Qa’ida? Even we the former Al-Qa’ida members had engaged in heated arguments with him on several occasions. The man is completely against us. So how can he be a supporter of Al-Qa’ida?
(Al-Hammadi) And what about the continuous incidents and bombings in Saudi Arabia, do you think that they have been planned and implemented by Al-Qa’ida?
(Abu-Jandal) According to my knowledge of some of the leaderships and the individuals that carried out the martyrdom operations in Saudi Arabia, I assure you that they are elements of Al-Qa’ida. But, there remains the question: Why did they do that? This is the question that we must address to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is dear to my heart. It is my birthplace. I was raised in it and I studied in it. I am one of those who like to breathe the air of the Hejaz. So my question is very normal. I, as one of the Yemenis who were raised in Hejaz and who know it very well, ask: What made the youths take up arms and carry out bombings in the Saudi territories? I believe that it is the Saudi Government’s stupid policy toward these people. Those who bombed Al-Muhayya complex spoke frankly in their audiotapes over the Internet that they went to jihad with the permission of the state and the instigation of Shaykh Sa’d al-Burayk, Shaykh A’id al-Qarni, Shaykh Sulayman al-Awdah, and many others who instigated these youths. But when the confrontation began between the government and these youths, the youths were surprised to find that these shaykhs had abandoned them. In fact, Shaykh Sa’d al-Burayk and Shaykh A’id al-Qarni began attacking these youths, who were the product of their lectures, sermons, lessons, and religious circles. They did not come from vacuum. The operations here are a reaction. For example, Abdallah al-Mu’abbidi, a man well known to me, was against the idea of armed operations in Saudi Arabia and anything harmful to his country. Why did he carry out the bombing in Saudi Arabia? We used to sit down together, eat and drink together with the one who made him think about these things; namely, Abd-al-Aziz al-Muqrin. He was completely against this idea. What made him do such things? What happened to him was the motivation. Saudi criminal intelligence men stormed his house, beat up his mother, broke his brother’s arm, and entered his sister’s bedroom. What do you expect from this person, who was thrown in solitary confinement for one year and five months without any reason, but to go to jihad? Did he do anything as an individual? No, on the contrary, these youths were “against” and have now become “for.” They were against operations inside Saudi Arabia, and now they themselves carry them out in Saudi Arabia. Why did many of them join Al-Qa’ida? This is because they now find in Al-Qa’ida a means through which to avenge for what happened to them. All this must be taken into consideration.
(Al-Hammadi) Do you think that the Saudi authorities have erred in their calculations in dealings with Al-Qa’ida elements on their territory?
(Abu-Jandal) The Saudi authorities do not deal with these persons as Al-Qa’ida elements. They deal with them as jihadist elements, as directed and instigated by the advisers of Interior Minister Nayif Bin-Abd-al-Aziz, and others from the neighboring Arab states, who give advice. The youths reacted on the basis that they were members of the organization, while they were not to begin with. Neither Abdallah al-Mu’abbidi, nor Abd-al-Aziz al-Muqrin or many of the youths who were killed were members of the organization. Neither also was Khalid al-Hajj, Khalid al-Jihni, or others in the list of those killed in Saudi Arabia were members. They had no link whatsoever with Al-Qa’ida. But the Saudi Government’s policy made them join Al-Qa’ida. The Saudi Government knows that they were not members in Al-Qa’ida in the first place. But, later on and as a reaction to what happened to them they became members in Al-Qa’ida. This is the truth of the matter on this subject.
(Al-Hammadi) How long would the armed operations continue in Saudi Arabia?
(Abu-Jandal) They will continue as long as this reckless policy of the sword and bullets continued, as stated by Interior Minister Nayif, who said, we have no dialogue with these people except with the sword and bullets. These operations will continue as long this Saudi Government policy, which is essentially to please the United States, continues.
(Al-Hammadi) Some people say that Al-Qa’ida has been penetrated by US intelligence and is now being used to serve US aims, as is happening in Saudi Arabia. What is your opinion on that?
(Abu-Jandal) This information is not correct, but it is disseminated by Arab intelligence services more than US services. The question of intelligence penetration of Al-Qa’ida does not take place by planting an agent or recruiting another. The question is merely the return of some persons to their country. A well-known figure had returned to Egypt and it was said that he was an intelligence man for 17 years within Al-Qa’ida. They said they penetrated jihadist organizations to the marrow! Now, let me ask them: How could you have penetrated jihadist organizations to the marrow when you could not stop the military operations? Your penetration of these organizations would have meant that you were informed of their operations and where there would take place so that you could stop them. What you say is not true. Still, there were attempts by US, Jordanian, and Saudi intelligence services to penetrate Al-Qa’ida, but they failed for one reason; namely, Usama Bin Ladin chooses his elements from the steel and fire. They are not political elements with official jobs and university diplomas. It is from within the battles that elements are chosen, and hypocrites and agents cannot join battlefronts. It is difficult for them. What they say is not true.
(Al-Hammadi) It is believed that those charged with the 11 September incidents visited Afghanistan in the period you were there. Who do you know among them?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, among the elements that carried out the September incidents I knew Muhammad Ata, Awad Abd-al-Rahman al-Masri. I knew personally in Afghanistan. But, the period of his stay in Afghanistan was very short. He stayed only for the month of Sha’ban and Ramadan and left in Id Al-Fitr. Among the persons I knew also were Ramzi al-Shaybah, Zakariya al-Musawi, and Khalid al-Muhdar. I fought together with the latter in some battlefronts. I knew these men personally, but I have nothing to do with what they did.
(Al-Hammadi) When you met with them, did you know that they were preparing for the execution of this operation?
(Abu-Jandal) I didn’t know that they were preparing for this operation. But, what I know is that all Al-Qa’ida members are fully qualified and equipped to carry out any operation at any time. Al-Qa’ida elements are qualified, but the assignment of persons depends on capabilities. For example, those who carried out the 11 September were a Lebanese, an Egyptian, one from the UAE, two Saudis, and some who held Yemeni documents. They were a mixture. And whoever enters the United States has entered.
(Al-Hammadi) Was the 11 September incident as planned, or was it smaller or bigger than what was expected?
(Abu-Jandal) Actually, the operation results were not expected to lead to such great damage and collapse. But, God says in His book: “When thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but God’s.” That was a mere cause, and so God supported the Muslims in the United States.
(Al-Hammadi) But, was the plan to carry out the operation in these areas or was it bigger than that?
(Abu-Jandal) From the information that we had and what I knew from personal sources, which was then confirmed by the news media and US intelligence via the investigation committee into the 9/11 incidents, the operation was to use 12 planes. If four planes caused all this uproar, what if 12 planes were used?
(Al-Hammadi) Do you believe that those who carried out the 9/11 incidents came to Afghanistan to receive the final signals to carry out the operation?
(Abu-Jandal) I don’t think so because the youths were prepared and trained and most of them were in the battlefronts. But the selection process was haphazard.
(Al-Hammadi) How about the execution, was it personal or coordinated with the central leadership?
(Abu-Jandal) It was certainly coordinated but it was the field command in the United States that planned the operation. But, the central leadership had a role. It played an important role in preparing and selecting the good elements for it.
(Al-Hammadi) In your opinion, what is the reason for the United States’ inability to capture Usama Bin Ladin, although it captured Saddan Husayn a short period after the war on Iraq?(Abu-Jandal) Many persons claim that Usama Bin Ladin’s agentry delayed his capture up to now. But, we say that the comparison between Usama Bin Ladin and Saddam Husayn is unfair because Saddam was a black past for his people. There was the massacre of Kurds in Halabjah, the killing of Shiites in the south, and the domination and enslavement of the Iraqi people. All those have caused hatred against him, which facilitated his capture even if after a while. But, wherever he went, from the ocean to the ocean and not just from the Gulf to the ocean Usama Bin Ladin is popular. We strongly believe that Usama Bin Ladin would only face what God had ordained for him. But, we are also certain that this man upheld God and that God would preserve him.
(Al-Hammadi) A final question, what is the future of Al-Qa’ida on the Arab and international levels in light of these universal wars against it?
(Abu-Jandal) Al-Qa’ida had sought right from the start to foster confrontation between the United States and the Islamic World. I recall Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin telling us: We as an organization cannot continue with the qualitative operations. So we have to draw the United States into a confrontation with all the Islamic peoples. This was the plan in the Somalia days. Bin Ladin had wished the capture of a single US soldier alive to make the United States withdraw and for the fighting to continue everywhere. Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin and the Al-Qa’ida have pursued this endeavor and succeeded in drawing the United States into an unequal confrontation, not from the military technology aspect, but from the ideology aspect. Muslims have now reached the point where they are fed up with the United States, which lives in prosperity off our nation’s resources. I believe that the United States is heading for its demise. As to the future of Al-Qa’ida, I believe that it has found what it wanted. It can now melt into a new caldron, and a new giant would be reborn, of which Al-Qa’ida would be a part. Many of the Islamic World leaders would join it and the confrontation with the United States would be inevitable. And, Al-Qa’ida would not be the leader but a vanguard army.
(Description of Source: London Al-Quds al-Arabi in Arabic — London-based independent Arab nationalist daily with an anti-US and anti-Saudi editorial line; generally pro-Palestinian, tends to be sympathetic to Bin Ladin)
Translated from the original by WNC.