The FBI came to its senses after it began recording the meetings with hisEminence and concluded that Yousry was not being truthful with it in his reports aboutthe Sheik and he was finally arrested after many a blessed mission.
THE MISSION: DECLARE OPEN SEASON ON TOURISTS VISITING EGYPT
In March of 1999 where Sister Lynne smuggled in a message from Rifa¶i Tahawhere he at that point sought Abdel Rahman's support for his withdrawal of support for the cease fire the Islamic group had imposed on itself in Egypt. Rifa'i Taha had soughtto push Al-Gama¶a al-Islamiyya toward a return to armed operations against touristsvisiting Egypt, but the group, which still was led by Mustafa Hamza, had yet to break theunilaterally declared cease-fire against the Egyptians. Rifa'i Taha desired that SheikRahman support his wish to end the cease-fire and was counting on Sattar to get amessage to him through Yousry and to then relay Sheik Rahman¶s response to Al-Gama¶a al-Islamiyya. Sattar and Yousry also wanted to see much blood shed as didSheik Rahman who was bitter and almost half-crazy from being locked down andisolated. Sattar was also in contact with Mustafa Hamza. This was not the first timeBrothers posed as translators and paralegals to carry out a blessed mission: Threepersons who had been employed by defense teams in
United States v. Abdul Rahman
as either paralegals, investigators or translators in prior trials were implicated in criminalcharges: one ³paralegal´ had a prior criminal record, but no prior paralegal experience;a second one was arrested during a trial and later convicted for violating the federalfirearms laws by providing weapons to the terrorists on trial, prior to their arrest; a thirdwas implicated by the trial evidence in the World Trade Center bombing plot. Two of thedefense teams in the bin Laden case proposed to retain one of these same³paralegals.´
On March 2, 1999 the Sheikh was asked by Yousry to reconsider hisposition by leaders who opposed the initiative. He replied, "let's wait and see what theywould accomplish before reconsidering our position." On
March 2, 1999
Stewart¶ssignature appeared on this document:Lynne: What do you think of the disagreement concerning the initiative?Rahman: I think it is OK. I also admit that the opinion which was published in
isa good one, but I think that the final opinion should be left to the historical leadershipGive them the priority in order to establish a new Constitution for the group. That iswrong, Lynne. Another thing.
March 9, 1999
, following a prison visit to Sheik Rahman by Stewart andYousry, Sattar sent a message from the Shaykh to Mustafa Hamza, advising him toadhere to the cease-fire and warned: ³No new agreement or charter, and nothing shouldbe done without my consultation, or without my knowledge. No political party should beformed in Egypt.´
. USDC SDNY 00 CR 0919 #7
. Yousry was asked about theses words and he responded, ³These are also part of the rough notes that I never submitted andthere are two factual mistakes there. It's in September of 1999, not in March of 1999, according to my notebooks.3. Lynn Stewart Indictment p12