Sometimes word of an action leaks out ± this was even the casewith September 11
: Mamdouh Habib's foray into Islamism began in1991, when he took his family to New York, where two sisters lived. Heran into two friends from Cairo who were followers of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. At their urging, Mamdouh Habib went to the federalcourthouse to protest the prosecution of El Sayyid A. Nosair, who wason trial for murdering Rabbi Meir Kahane. Mr. Habib held rallies in1995 for Sheik Abdel Rahman, who was then on trial on charges of conspiring to blowup New York City landmarks, charges on which he was convicted and remains in jail. Afew days before September 11, 2001, Mr. Habib called his wife from Pakistan, and aswas the will of the disbelievers, her phone was being monitored. In the conversation Mr.Habib said something big was going to happen in America in the next few days. ThePakistanis were alerted and kidnapped then tortured him and turned him over to theAmericans who brought him to Egypt where he was subjected to more torture thentransferred to Guantanamo then released.
Another man who was indirectly connected to our network was knownas Anthony Elgindy. At a court hearing the prosecutor, Kenneth Breen, saidthat Anthony contacted an unidentified broker at Salomon Smith Barney onSeptember 10, 2001. Predicting that the Dow Jones industrial average wouldsoon collapse by about two-thirds, the prosecutor said that Elgindy asked thebroker to sell $300,000 in his children's trust funds. Elgindy, however, was unable to sellthat day and did not sell until the markets reopened for trading on September 18.
Elgindy was arrested but not because he had foreknowledge of 9/11 but because hewas caught manipulating stock prices along with a corrupt FBI Agent. It would havebeen very embarrassing for the FBI to be so connected to a man who knew about 9/11ahead of time. So, to avoid that embarrassment, the Justice Department avoided anyindictments relating to terrorism, and junked any such investigations into Elgindy despitethe profile of Khaled Elgindy, his brother. Khaled Elgindy used stints at the StateDepartment and a U.S. government commission to carry out the edicts of SheikRahman in regard to Egyptian Coptic Christians. He worked for a Michigan Islamiccharity that openly funded Hamas, secretly raised money to fund Iraqi insurgentsagainst American soldiers, and has ties to Al-Qaeda. Finally, there is Khaled Elgindy'sgood work for the Palestinian Authority and his work for various pro-Islamist ArabMuslim groups, like the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
WHO COULDN¶T BOMB STRAIGHT
. Ray Bonner Australian¶s Long Path In The US Antiterrorism Maze
New York Times
January 29, 2005.
. Eric Dash Broker Who Aided US Going On Trial for Fraud
New York Times
November 1, 2004.