KHALID MOHAMMED ³COOPERATES´
It came as no surprise that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed would be forced to co-operate with the Americans as these evildoers were holding his children hostage. KhalidShaikh Mohammed corroborated Zubaydah¶s information regarding our plan to destroyseveral U.S. gas stations by simultaneously detonating explosives in the stations¶underground storage tanks. The operative Khalid Shaikh Mohammed named, (or whoseidentity was found on his computer) however, was an operative who once tried to jumpoff a bridge in Columbus, Ohio, named Iyman Faris.
Iyman Faris was born in Kashmir on June 4, 1969, entered theUnited States in May 1994 and became a United States citizen inDecember 1999. He was employed as an independent truck driver. Inlate 2000 he traveled with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a long-timefriend, from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Faris had known Khalid ShaikhMohammed since the Afghani Jihad, and maintained a closerelationship with him. After arriving in Afghanistan with Khalid ShaikhMohammed, Faris was introduced to Usama bin Laden at an al-Qaeda training camp.During this meeting in late 2000, one of bin Laden¶s men asked Faris about ³ultralight´airplanes. Al-Qaeda was looking to procure an escape airplane that could be placedaboard a cargo plane loaded with fuel and explosives. This would allow
to remainalive after they completed their mission so that they could continue to fulfill their obligation to make Jihad. Faris responded that he too was interested in ultralights, andhe was asked to obtain information concerning them. Faris had previously taken a gyro-copter simulator flight in the United States. Two months later, Faris performed acomputer search at an Internet café in Karachi, Pakistan, and obtained informationconcerning ultralights. Faris provided a hard copy of this information to Khalid ShaikhMohammed.
After the September 11
2001 Raids, FBI agents in Ohio interviewed Faris andhis former wife, Geneva Bowling because he was a young Pakistani who had ahazardous-material license. The FBI failed to examine the records of his previous travelheld by the State Department or look the visa stamps on his American passport. Nor didthey follow up on his subsequent travel that included a trip to Karachi in late December 2001. Instead, the FBI chose to roundup 700 other men of Middle Eastern descent,solely on the basis of visa violations and their ethnic backgrounds, and detain themindefinitely, allow the Correction Officer¶s where they were incarcerated to becomejudge, jury and executioner while Faris roamed free! This was not a so-called ³terrorist´investigation ± this was collective punishment.
. USDC Eastern District of Virginia Criminal Information Iyman Ferrishttp://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/faris/usfaris603criminf.pdf USDC Eastern District of Virginia Statement of Facts Iyman Ferrishttp://news.corporate.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/faris/usfaris603sof.pdf