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U.S.

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Washington, D.C. 20535
June 3, 2015
MR. JASON LEOPOLD

FOIPA Request No.: 1193607-000


Subject: KHAN, SAMIR
Dear Mr. Leopold:
The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title 5, United
States Code, Section 552. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from disclosure, with
the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page information sheet
was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to withhold information
are marked below and explained on the enclosed Explanation of Exemptions:
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818 pages were reviewed and 195 pages are being released .

Document(s) were located which originated with, or contained information concerning, other Governme~t
Agency (ies) [OGA].

This information has been referred to the OGA(s) for review and direct response to you.

~ We are consulting with another agency. The FBI will correspond with you regarding this information
when the consultation is completed .

In accordance with standard FBI practice and pursuant to FOIA exemption (b)(7)(E) and Privacy Act
exemption 0)(2) [5 U.S .C. 552/552a (b)(?)(E)/0}(2)], this response neither confirms nor denies the existence
of your subject's name on any watch lists.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security
records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S. C. 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (201 0). This response is
limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given
to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist. Enclosed for
your information is a copy of the Explanation of Exemptions.

For questions regarding our determinations, visit the www.fbi.gov/foia website under "Contact Us."
The FOIPA Request Number listed above has been assigned to your request. Please use this number in all
correspondence concerning your request. Your patience is appreciated.
You have the right to appeal any denials in this release. Appeals should be directed in writing to the Director,
Office Information Policy (OIP), U.S. Department of Justice,1425 New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington,
D.C. 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at
http://www.iustice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Your appeal must be received by OIP within sixty (60) days from the
date of this letter in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked "Freed om of
Information Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily
identified.

The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) in which the subject(s) of your request was the
focus of the investigation. Our search located additional references, in files relating to other individuals, or matters,
which may or may not be about your subject(s). Our experience has shown when ident, references usually contain
information similar to the information processed in the main file(s). Because of our significant backlog, we have
given priority to processing only the main investigative file(s). If you want the references, you must submit a
separate request for them in writing, and they will be reviewed at a later date, as time and resources permit.

See additional information which follows.

Sincerely,

David M. Hardy
Section Chief
Record/Information
Dissemination Section
Records Management Division

Enclosures (2)

The enclosed documents contained in sections 9 and 10 of the Charlotte Field Office file 415F-CE-92639
represent the 5th interim release of information responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Upon receipt of the enclosed CD-ROM, please go to www.pay.gov to make an electronic payment*, or make a
check or money order payable to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the amount of $15.00 and remit payment to the
Work Process Unit, Record/Information Dissemination Section, Records Management Division, Federal Bureau of
Investigation, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602. Please include the FOIPA request number(s) with your
payment. If we do not receive this payment within thirty (30) days from the date of this letter, your request will be closed.
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specific information for future payments. To make an electronic payment, complete the FBI Freedom of Information
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research into the ownership and financial information related to
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11231 Tradition View
Dr., Charlotte, NC. Open source information and documents
provided voluntarily by Warner Wheats, Southern Flair Builders,
Inc., reveal the following information related to the
aforementioned residence:

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in 2002 by Southern Flair Builders and financed through First
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- 2004 Honda Civic
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- 2007 Hyundai
$9,125

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2_Samir_Khan_Exe
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415M-CE-92639/SAMIR KHAN
UPDATE FOR 03/07/2009 - 03/13/2009

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the New York Times published an art1cTe tltled, "An


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was identified as "inshallahshaheed" and as a resident of Charlotte,
NC.
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secondary goal is to determine if Khan is being directed by a higher
authority/authorities to do so.
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that Khan is influencing or has influenced anyone to commit an act of
ter~or, the FBI will disrupt Khan, either by prosecuting him for
violations of Title 18, Section 2339A/B (Material Support), and Title
18, Section 373 (Solicitation to Commit a Crime of Violence), or by
other means.
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will be determined if the continued gathering of intelligence is more
beneficial than a disruption (i.e. are other subjects of greater
interest being identified, can Khan be recruited, etc.).
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FD-5a (1-5-94)
Date: 05/26/09
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Case ID: 415M-CE-92639

Time: 14:22

Serial: 533

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Description of Document:
Type
Date
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Topic:

FD302
03/27/09
CHARLOTTE
CHARLOTTE
SURVEILLANCE LOG FOR 11231 TRADITIONAL VIEW DR CHARLOTTE

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In November 2006, the FBI identified


Samir Zafar Khan (Khan), ~POB 12/25/1985, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
during open source research.
The FBI discovered an online blog
maintained by Khan, which identified his interest in the
Tanzeem-e-Islami-affiliated, US-based organization, Islamic
Organization of North America (IONA), and in jihad.
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fundamentalist Islamic, pro-jihad online blog and is a registered
member on several other online forums with similar content. An
earlier version of his online blog was ranked among the top one
percent of one hundred million Internet web sites in the world.
His current online blog contains postings that support violent
jihad to include links to hundreds of videos that graphically
depict the killing of US soldiers in Iraq, suicide attacks on
coalition facilities, and speeches by Ayman al Zawahiri and UBL.
In his online blog, Khan has stated his desire to bring about the
Islamic Caliphate and that he feels the west is a hypocrisy.

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Muslim state to do jihad;- in 2006, Khan gave a Friday prayer
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of Charlotte, NC.
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about meeting UBL and that he would not rule out picking up a
weapon himself one day. This article, and subsequently Khan,
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terror, the FBI will disrupt KHAN, either by prosecuting him
for violations of Title 18, Section 2339A/B (Material
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SUBJECT: GUIDANCE ON JIHADI MATTERS SOUGHT FROM NORTH


CAROLINA-BASED EXTREMIST USPER SAMIR KHAN, AS OF FEBRUARY 2009

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(U) Main Subject


NameLast:
First:
Middle:
Aka:

Khan
Samir
Zafar
Samir Ibn Zafar Khan
Sameer Zafar Khan

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Race:
Sex:
DOB:
POB:
Marriage Status:
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Hair:
ARN:
SSAN:
Passport:
DL:
Current Address House#:
Street Name:
Street Suffix:
City:
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Street Name:
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12/2511985
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Divorced (married in 2006 -religious only, not official)
5'7"
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A040061311
091-80-3487
US, 301708539, expires 5/28/2012
25188737
11231
Tradition View
Dr.
Charlotte
NC
28269
USA
Khan family moved to NYC in 1991 and to Charlotte in 2003
trash day is Monday (serial16)
1916
Plymouth
Dr.
Westbury
NY
11590
USA

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Islam. Subject attends Masjid Al Mustafa, Islamic Society of


Greater Charlotte (ISGC), 7025 East The Plaza, Charlotte, NC
(Plaza Mosque). Subject does not feel he became religious until
2001. Also attends ICC. In April2009, became a member of
Dawa Committee for ISGC.

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Education:

Certifications:

Walter Tresper High School, Westbury, NY (9/1999- 6/2003)


Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte, NC
(8/2007- present)[IT major- Networking Technology,
Sociology minor]
A+ (Information Technology) [2112/7009]


Work:

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Currently unemployed but looking for work (7/2008 -present)


Call Center Associate, Convergys, Charlottte, NC (6/2008-7/2008)
Front Desk Agent, Super 8 Motel, 4930 Sunset Rd., Charlotte, NC
(7/2007-12/2007)
Spherion Atlantic (3/2006)
One-Stop Cellular (2/2006)
Sales (knives), Vector Marketing, Charlotte, NC (11/2004 - 2/2005)
Sales (footwear), Finish Line, Charlotte, NC (7/2004- 8/2004)
Sales (food), Halal futemational, Charlotte, NC (5/2004 -7/2004)
Volunteer, Red Cross (9/2002 - 6/2003)
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Green Chevy Mahbu (2003), RXV 9922


Silver Hyundai Tucson SUV, XSZ 3482
Plaza Mosque, 7025 The Plaza Rd, Charlotte, NC

Amit Road

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WITHOUT THE ADVANCED AUTHORIZATION OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
HEADQUARTERS. DO NOT TAKE ANY OVERT INVESTIGATIVE STEPS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
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INFORMATION IN THIS COMMUNICATION WITHOUT FIRST COORDINATING WITH THE . FBI
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source research. The FBI discovered an online blog maintained by KHAN, which identified his
interest in the Tanzeem-e-Islami-affiliated, US-based organization, Islamic Organization ofNorth
America (IONA), and in jihad. It was discovered that KHAN stated that his view of jihad and
IONA's view of jihad differ in that IONA does not publicly support the physical fighting aspect of
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the top one percent of one hundred million Internet web sites in the world. His current online blog
contains postings that support violent jihad to include links to hundreds ofvideos that graphically
depict the killing of US soldiers in Iraq, suicide attacks on coalition facilities, and speeches by
A YMAN AL ZAWAHIRI and UBL. In his online blog, KHAN has stated his desire to bring about
the Islamic Caliphate and that he feels the west is a hypocrisy.

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KHAN gave a Friday prayer sermon at the local mosque encouraging jihad overseas;
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of Charlotte, NC. In the article KHAN states that he had dreams about meeting UBL and that he
would not rule out picking up a weapon himself one day. This article, and subsequently KHAN,
received significant media and press coverage, both locally and nationally;
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(U) HIT LOCATION: 7600 Neal Road in Charlotte, NC 28202.
(U) Biographical Information:
NAME: Samir Khan
GENDER: Male
DOB: 12/25/1985 .
DLN: 25188737 (NC)
(U) Vehicle Information:
MAKE: Honda
MODEL: Civic
YEAR: 2004
COLOR: Silver
PLATE: XRR1582 (NC)
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