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We've learned a lot about Sami al-Arian, but how about M. Yaqub Mirza?. From the article posted above..

At the center of the federal investigation is a cluster of companies and charities based in Herndon that was launched in the 1970s by one of Saudi Arabia's leading banking families, the al-Rajhis. The network has owned or invested in scores of businesses worldwide, from sprawling dairy farms in Zimbabwe to a huge poultry business in Georgia and lucrative office buildings in downtown Washington.

For years, most of the firms and foundations searched have engaged in extremely complex business deals with one another. And since the mid-1990s, federal agents have tried to track the $1.7 billion that has sloshed among them. Millions of dollars have ended up being sent to related firms in offshore tax havens, such as the Isle of Man, or to organizations that are under investigation for possible ties to terrorists.

The central figure in the interlocking companies and foundations is M. Yaqub Mirza, a financier with a reputation for brilliance who received a doctorate in physics from the University of Texas before taking the helm of the SAAR Foundation in Herndon, whose money he invested to start or gain positions in dozens of firms around the globe. SAAR and two close affiliates, the Safa Trust and the International Institute of Islamic Thought -- all of whose offices were searched -- donate funds to many worthy Islamic causes, such as publishing religious texts and training Muslim clerics..

"We know we have not done anything wrong," Mirza, who also manages a mutual fund firm called Amana, said in a brief telephone interview yesterday. "We will work with the government agencies and get them whatever they need." He said attorneys had advised him not to respond to reporters' questions.

A spokesman for the al-Rajhi family interests in Saudi Arabia also recently said that its firms have committed no wrongdoing.

While these organizations and firms are well-known in the Muslim world, they have kept an extremely low profile in the business community here.

Five of their senior executives live in modest two-story homes on adjoining lots on or near tiny Safa Court in Herndon. The houses were built on 22 acres that one of their affiliated firms bought and developed in 1987.

He's on the board of directors for several firms:

<img src="http://www.packetstream.com/graphics/pho..." width=144 height=180 align="left">Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza

PacketStream Board of Directors

Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza has been President and CEO of Sterling Management Group, Inc. ("SMG") since 1998, of Sterling Advisory Services, Inc. since its inception, and President and CEO of MarJac Investments, Inc. ("MarJac") since 1995. From 1987-1995, he served as Executive Vice President of MarJac.

MarJac makes proprietary investments in U.S. and foreign securities and provides international business management services. MarJac and its affiliates operate in the United States, Canada, Chile, Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey and Zimbabwe. He also served as Vice President (1984-1994) and President (1995-to date) of The Saar Foundation Inc., a Virginia not-for-profit corporation.

Since 1984, Dr. Mirza has been actively negotiating mergers, acquisitions and sales of various sized companies located in different parts of the world. After many of the acquisitions, Dr. Mirza is involved as director and officer in the development of the company by evaluating top management to maximize efficiency and profitability and then restructuring, streamlining or expanding the company. In addition, Dr. Mirza has more than 15 years of experience in stock investments and portfolio management for his employers involving assets ranging from $1-$10 million. Since 1987, Dr. Mirza has served as a Trustee and Treasurer of Amana Mutual Fund Trust, which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an open-end investment company and managed by Saturna. In addition, Dr. Mirza currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Jugos Concentrados, S.A. ("Jucosa"), a Chilean manufacturer of juice concentrates, traded on the Santiago Stock Exchange.

He also serves on the Board of numerous other companies. He served on the Board of Mylex Corporation, a NASDAQ listed, world leader of RAID technology and network management products from December 1988 until September 1999 when Mylex was acquired by IBM for $240 million. He holds a M.Sc. from University of Karachi (1969), a Ph.D. in Physics (1974) and M.A. in Teaching Science (1975) from University of Texas at Dallas.

PocketPass Board of Directors

LynuxWorks Board of Directors

Amana Mutual Funds Trust chairman

Sterling Management Group website

He participates in university science/business seminars where all the participants seem to be Muslims....

The 26th AMSE Annual Conference - “Engineering, Science and Technology for the New Millennium” -Oct 26 - 28, 2001 - University of Michigan - Panel Discussion:
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
Chair: Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza, President and CEO, Sterling Management Group, Inc.

this from 3/22 Atlanta Journal:

Terrorist hunt hits poultry processor

Investigators looking into groups active in Islamic causes

By TASGOLA KARLA BRUNER
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer

Gainesville -- Officials at Mar-Jac Poultry said they were shocked to find out Thursday that federal officials suspect the company might have ties to terrorist funding.

Company Vice President Doug Carnes said at least a half-dozen U.S. Customs agents spent all day Wednesday gathering financial records and charitable contribution files. They were "real nice, professional and complimentary," he said, but they didn't disclose the nature of their visit. It was only on Thursday that Carnes was alerted by company officials in Virginia as to what the agents were looking for.

"I'm shocked. I'm in disbelief. I've worked for them for 17 years," he said.

Federal investigators focused primarily on properties in Virginia controlled by Yaqub M. Mirza, listed as the registered agent for Mena Investments Inc. at 555 Grove St. in Herndon, Va. The Virginia Secretary of State's Office lists the president of Mena Investments as Jamal Barzinji, who is also president of Mar-Jac Poultry in Gainesville.

The address in Gainesville for Mar-Jac Poultry -- 1020 Aviation Blvd. -- is also listed with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office as the address for the Gainesville office of Sterling Advisory Services Inc., which lists Mirza as chief executive officer.

Federal investigators reportedly are interested in Mirza's role as an officer of the Saar Foundation, a defunct nonprofit organization started in the 1970s by members of Saudi Arabia's al-Rajihi family, one of the richest in the world.

A former federal prosecutor in Florida alleges that Saar or other entities at 555 Grove St. in Herndon provided funding for groups set up by Sami Al Arian, a former University of South Florida professor who the Justice Department contends is linked to the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Arian has denied the allegations and is appealing his suspension from USF in Tampa.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Saar was established by Muslim scholars and scientists from the Middle East and Asia to raise money for anti-hunger campaigns and educational and technology projects in developing Islamic countries.

Saar helped establish one of the largest poultry farms in Zimbabwe.

According to the Journal, the U.S. arm of Saar was dissolved in December 2000 after posting $12.5 million in assets and raising more than $1.7 billion in its 17 years in the United States.

About 150 officers from several federal agencies executed search warrants Wednesday at 15 offices and homes of groups and individuals active in Islamic causes. They seized computers, files and books but made no arrests.

The Gainesville poultry company was the only Georgia site where records were seized.

The raids have drawn protests from leaders of several Islamic organizations.

"It seems like the government is declaring open season on Muslim-American groups," said Abdulwahab Alkebsi, executive director of the Islamic Institute, based in Washington. The institute was not raided, but Alkebsi helped organize the protests by the groups that were.

Carnes said Mar-Jac cooperated with the federal agents and provided all the documents they requested during the Wednesday raid, which lasted from about 10:30 a.m. until after 5 p.m. The company was not shut down and there were no arrests, he added.

The company issued a written statement that said: "All of Mar-Jac's corporate contributions have been made to IRS-approved non-profit organizations, in full compliance with applicable federal regulations.

"Mar-Jac fully understands the importance of the government's ability to conduct broad and sweeping investigations for leads in the wake of the despicable terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, even when those investigations seek information from companies -- like Mar-Jac -- which had nothing whatsoever to do with those attacks. As a result, Mar-Jac will continue to cooperate with any and all future informational requests from the federal government."

Carnes said the poultry company contributes to about 50 charitable organizations in Gainesville and Georgia, such as the Salvation Army, Good News Medical and Boys and Girls Clubs. He said he did not recognize the name of any of the Islamic organizations raided by federal agents. He said the staff decides which charities get donations.

Mar-Jac Poultry Inc. employs about 1,200 people, Carnes said. It was founded in 1948, when Marvin and Jackson McKibbon built a processing plant to serve local chicken farms.

Many Gainesville residents were not aware the raid had taken place.

At the BP gas station a few hundred yards from the chicken plant, manager Joseph Khan said he was a bit surprised to hear about the raid but that he knew the company has connections to the Middle East, including the export of halal -- blessed -- chicken products to Arab countries.

He said he knows several Muslim employees at Mar-Jac whose job it is to say the prayers before the slaughter of chickens, in keeping with the Muslim faith.

Khan said with the current atmosphere, "it wouldn't surprise me if they came and raided us." Of Pakistani descent, Khan has lived in Georgia more than 20 years.

The South's poultry industry has had ties to the Arab world for more than two decades. In 1988, Iraqi Airways received U.S. approval to fly cargo planes three times a week into Atlanta for the purpose of shipping hatching eggs back to Iraq.

In one 14-month period, Iraq bought more than $100 million worth of eggs from the United States. Tuskegee Institute in Alabama helped process freeze-dried poultry and ship it to the Arab world.


hmmm - Mirza doesn't seem to be hiding anything - his many business associations are posted on various websites. We shall see!.....Jen

-- posted by JenL_2
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LynuxWorks files for an IPO
October 25, 2000
Jonathan Corbet

LynuxWorks files for its IPO. In what must have been a deliberate act of timing, LynuxWorks announced its initial public offering of stock just as LWN's Weekly Edition was about to go to "press." Thus, if this look at the offering seems more hurried than usual, it is...

The company's S-1 filing is even heftier than usual, weighing in at 2.7MB. We've plowed through it to get the highlights of this offering. As always, the IPO filing gives some interesting insights into what the company is up to.

LynuxWorks differs from many Linux companies in that it has been around and successful for a while - 12 years, in fact. The current name, however, has been in use for less than a year; they used to be called Lynx Real Time Systems (the original name, back in 1988, was Singh Lynx Corporation...). They have an impressive list of customers, including Boeing, [LynuxWorks logo] Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, Marconi Communications, Motorola, NEC, United Defense and Xerox.

The company plans to raise $70 million in this offering. Unlike some other companies, they also have some reasonable revenues - $11 million in 1998, raising to $17 million for the year ending April 30, 2000. But, of course, they lose money - $8.6 million in that year ending in April. The loss figure grows tremendously (to $23.5 million) once you figure in the acquisition of Integrated Software and Devices (ISDCorp), which is still in the works. They have some $31 million in the bank. The company figures that the proceeds of the offering are enough to keep them going for 12 months - not all that long, really.

The core of the business plan remains LynxOS - the company's long-standing, proprietary, real-time system. LynxOS has been recast as a "Linux-compatible" product. LynuxWorks also offers BlueCat Linux under the usual sort of Linux licensing, but they don't expect to make much money that way. The real hope is to "substantially increase" sales of LynxOS and related services. Linux is the loss leader.

The obligatory list of frightening risk factors is there; some highlights:

    * The company has radically revised its business plan over the last year as it moved into the Linux market. So "we believe that our historical financial results are not indicative of our future performance, and provide little or no basis upon which to evaluate our business prospects."

    * Part of this business plan assumes that companies that originally were interested in BlueCat Linux will instead buy the proprietary LynxOS system. The risk, of course, is that this idea is rather, um, untested.

    * They may not be able to increase acceptance of BlueCat Linux, which "to date has been acquired by only a limited number of customers."

    * To the extent that BlueCat is adopted, it could cannibalize sales of LynxOS rather than help them. BlueCat Linux is royalty-free, which is not the case with LynxOS.

    * "We know of no company that has built a profitable business based wholly or largely on open source software."

    * They run the risk of alienating the free software community by selling proprietary products. Parts of LynxOS (real-time event handling) are covered by software patents as well.

The company currently earns about 2/3 of its revenue from licensing fees, and 1/3 from services.

As mentioned above, LynxOS has a patented event handling mechanism. There are a couple of other patents of interest:

    We have developed a patented technology that enables LynxOS to be configured to leave out portions of the operating system not required for a given application, thereby reducing the amount of memory used.

    [...]

    In addition, we have filed a patent that covers technology that allows the developer to extend the functionality of the LynxOS kernel without modifying the source code by adding modules for new functionality.

This sure sounds a lot like the loadable module scheme used by Linux, and many other systems as well.

You may be a LynxOS user without knowing it - the system is used in HP printers and Xerox copiers.

Size: the company has 202 employees. There's 72 in sales and marketing, 45 in research and development, 58 in customer support and other services, and 27 general and administrative.

The leader of the company is Inder Singh, a well known real time figure. He was the founder of Excelan as well. Mr. Singh has borrowed a substantial amount of money from the company over the years - his indebtedness is over $1 million. That money was evidently used to buy stock in the company.

The current ownership of the company (big stockholders) is:
Who                              Shares (K)   Percent
Inder Singh              7400           22.2
Motorola                      6800           21.3
Reza Soliman-Noori      4700           14.6
Yaqub Mirza              4200           13.1
Intel                              1600             5.0

It is, of course, a tough time to be in the equity markets. LynuxWorks may need a bit of luck to get this offering out the door; clearly they must feel optimistic about the prospects, or they would not have filed. Perhaps the Linux IPO market will start to open up again.

Copyright 2002 Eklektix, Inc. all rights reserved.
Linux ® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
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Vaccine Prioritization During an Influenza Pandemic

http://cipp.gmu.edu/archive/PandemicMonograph_1007.pdf

You ready for this?  You know what's significant (to say the least) about George Mason University?:

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PTECH, INC.
160 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone:
PI:
Topic#: (800) 747-5608
Hussein Ibrahim
AF 00-116
Title: Advanced C2 Process Modeling and Requirements Analysis Technology
Abstract: This effort will demonstrate the ability to develop an innovative C2 investment decision support system. The objective system springs from a completely original conceptualization of the problem. It will support "product and process modeling of integrated operational and system architectures" and will produce results that can be used within the Air Force spiral development process, C2 management philosophy, and PPBS. This system will improve access to mathematically rigorous, token-based architecture by orders of magnitude. Ptech and George Mason University's System Architectures Laboratory will integrate object oriented C2 architecture modeling and a Discrete Event System model to construct a software system that can: - Synthesize Colored Petri Nets from a set of object oriented products. We will develop and employ a file-based interface between Ptech's FrameWork modeling environment and Design/CPN.- Verify the logical soundness and behaviors of architectures by executing the models and using token-based, state space and behavioral analysis techniques against an agreed set of measures. -Report results in a variety of agreed graphical and textual formats. This Phase I effort includes early proof-of-concept demonstrations to enable the Team to gain favorable position for development funding or approval for FAST TRACK funding.
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Publications: Conference Papers (Look at the titles of what they've worked on.) One of the documents in there from 1995 I think looked like they were wargaming a martial law scenario with their software.  It's all highly technical stuff that is beyond anything I can understand, but with some of it, you can get a general idea of what they're doing.  Seems to me what we have here is Ptech AI being used to calculate the most efficient way to overthrow the U.S. with staged avian flu pandemic, and cyber attacks carried out by Northcom/Booz Allen Hamilton; to be blamed on "homeland hackers", or Russians, or the Chinese, et.al., and kill us as as efficiently as possible.  Well, now it's algorithms are going to have to factor in the fact that this is now public.
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GMU accepts grant from Islamic center

Timothy Warren
Thursday, November 20, 2008

George Mason University is expanding its Islamic studies program with a $1.5 million grant from a Northern Virginia-based think thank still operating under the cloud of a six-year federal terrorism investigation.

University spokesman Dan Walsch said the school wants to expand its Islamic studies, including using the money to have a chairman for the department and to "gain a better understanding of Islam's role in the world."

He also said school officials have had no direct contact with the government regarding the investigation into the Herndon-based International Institute for Islamic Thought and their understanding is the investigation is "dormant."

The FBI told The Washington Times only that it cannot comment on past or ongoing investigations.

The IIIT's Northern Virginia center was among 14 homes and offices raided by federal agencies in March 2002 in an attempt to disrupt domestic financing for global terrorism. The raids - known as Operation Green Quest - resulted in 21 search warrants, 12 arrests, four indictments and the seizure of about $10.3 million smuggled into the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Iqbal Unus, a spokesperson for the IIIT, founded in 1981, said he was not aware the investigation remains open. "I'm sure they have done due diligence," he said. "They have lawyers and some very smart people there and they found there is no reason to be concerned."

The group's federal tax filing for 2005, the most recent available, shows the majority of its income that year, $2.85 million, came from gifts, grants and contributions.

George Mason accepted the money Nov. 3 after Temple University decided in January against the offer. School officials were aware of Temple University's decision, Mr. Walsch said.

"After much discussion and consideration, Temple decided to neither accept nor reject this generous offer," said Temple spokesman Ray Betzner. "The university indicated that no decision regarding this matter would be made until the post-September 11 federal investigations [of the group] are complete."

The group was suspected to be a major funding source for University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian's World and Islam Studies Institute. Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to providing services to terrorist groups and is now serving 57 months in federal prison.

John Loftus, a former federal prosecutor, says the government has resisted charging the group because it was heavily subsidized by the United States while Afghanistan was fighting the Soviet Union.

"I hear lots of talk that they get the light touch because they were on the payroll for more than a decade," said Mr. Loftus, now president of the Intelligence Summit group, which provides information to countries fighting terrorism.

James Zogby, president of the Washington-based Arab American Institute, said the criticisms against the group are largely unfounded and that there should be no issue with George Mason accepting the money. "If they had been found guilty of any wrongdoing, charges would have been brought," he said. "A contribution from a group like this with no strings attached should not be a problem."


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COMMENTS:

"John Loftus, a former federal prosecutor, says the government has resisted charging the group because it was heavily subsidized by the United States while Afghanistan was fighting the Soviet Union"? He said: "I hear lots of talk that they get the light touch because they were on the payroll for more than a decade"? This is definitely in accord with what I have found about this International Institute for Islamic Thought [IIIT], Sami Al-Arian, and Green Quest. This IIIT is not just an “Islamic Center.” If George Mason University had checked out the IIIT and thought it through, they may have wondered if they were getting into a University of Nebraska-type situation. In 1984, the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Center for Afghanistan Studies received over $60 million from USAID for aid to "to Afghan refugees" and other "educational and training efforts in Afghanistan." But "the CIA helped to design and implement the overall program in an effort to strengthen resistance against the Soviet occupation." After this USAID program ended, Unocal gave the Center a contract "as much $1.8 million to train Afghan men to build pipeline, which would run from Turkmenistan through a Taliban-controlled portion of Afghanistan to Pakistan," with plans to extend this pipeline to India.

"The group [IIIT] was suspected to be a major funding source for University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian's World and Islam Studies Institute"? Actually, Sami Al-Arian was "acquitted on eight counts against him, and the jury deadlocked on nine others." After his trial ended in December 2005, the Bush administration certainly seemed in a rush to find a way to get him out of the country. In 2006, Al Arian agreed to plead guilty to some of the charges and to be deported. When the grand jury got curious about his ties to the IIIT, he was jailed for contempt when he claimed that forcing his grand jury testimony violated that plea deal. Eventually, Judge Leonie Brinkema ordered his release on bail, and he is awaiting deportation. In December 2003, it was reported that key search warrants in the Al-Arian case "were mistakenly shredded by courthouse workers." The "clerks shredded all magistrate judge files in Tampa from mid 1996 and older." Now that was quite a "mistake." What happened before 1996? Al-Arian court file follows money:

"Customs agent David Kane wrote in 2002 that the funding network that Al-Arian allegedly took part in used 'a convoluted web of multiple transactions' by a network of companies, trusts and charities to hide money going to two militant Palestinian groups: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The suspect organizations were part of the Safa Group, 'a complex coalition of overlapping companies in northern Virginia controlled by individuals who have shown support for terrorists or terrorist fronts,' the affidavit states. Kane also wrote that [Sheik Omar Abdel] Rahman visited Al-Arian's home and spoke at his Tampa mosque."

Well, now isn't that interesting! Blowback, May 1996

"The sheikh [Omar Abdel Rahman] and the CIA (and Saudi Arabia) had been obsessed with driving out the Soviets [out of Afghanistan].....
It was in Peshawar that Sheikh Omar [Abdel-Rahman] became involved with the U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials who were orchestrating the war. The sixty or so CIA and Special Forces officers based there considered him a "valuable asset," according to one of them, and overlooked his anti-Western message and incitement to holy war because they wanted him to help unify the mujahideen groups.....
The sheikh [Rahman] met frequently during those years, in London and Khartoum, with Hassan al-Turabi, the erudite Islamist who today effectively controls the rigid Islamic government in Sudan....
Egypt's militant Islamic Group, or Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, the first organization to claim responsibility for the Islamabad bomb. The group's spiritual mentor is Sheikh Omar [Abdel-Rahman].....
WHEN Sheikh Omar [Abdel-Rahman] entered the United States, in July of 1990, via Saudi Arabia, Peshawar, and Sudan on a much-disputed tourist visa issued by an undercover agent of the CIA, his primary purpose was to set up a U.S. infrastructure, a funding mechanism, and an organizational base for Egypt's militant Islamic groups....
Many of his followers remained in Peshawar, however, and continued their work.... Still others went off in search of new jihads, in Tajikistan or Kashmir, or joined some 3,000 veterans of the jihad who went as volunteers to Bosnia...."

That was convenient. Those Al Qaeda in Bosnia were "proxies of the US government, of NATO, and of the EU." In 1995, during Operation Deliberate Force, "these mujahedeen offensives were launched in conjunction with massive US and NATO bombings and strategic air strikes" against the Bosnian Serbs. During the Cold War, the CIA had also used Abdullah Azzam to unite "mujahideen" factions and to build up that "U.S. infrastructure" based at the Alkifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn. The CIA saw Azzam as their "prime asset because of his close connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi intelligence, and the Muslim World League." After Azzam was assassinated in 1989, the CIA used Rahman to do these jobs, in particular to build up the "string of jihad offices that had been set up across America with the help of Saudi and American intelligence." Sami Al-Arian did his part by hosting Rahman at his house and his local mosque in Tampa, Florida. Not just anybody can be entrusted with befriending the CIA's "valuable asset." Maybe Al-Arian's own biography can give us some more clues on his ties to US intelligence?

"Dr. Al-Arian... helped establish the largest grass roots organization in the U.S., the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 1981, and its many affiliates such as the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) (1977), the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) (1981), Islamic Committee for Palestine (I.C.P), Islamic Community of Tampa (1987) and Islamic Academy of Florida (1992)."

The IAP & MAYA were in charge of hosting Abdullah Azzam, the CIA's own "prime asset." CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Executive Director Nihad Awad "is a leader in the IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine) at this time. ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) affiliates, such as IAP and the MAYA (Muslim Arab Youth Association), host Azzam and arrange his visits to Islamic centers throughout the US."

After the Cold War, this ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) was part of the Islamic Shura Council of North America, which was a "founder" of the Bosnia Task Force, when US intelligence and military operations in Bosnia were in progress. In 1992, the Bosnian war started after US Ambassador to Yugoslavia Warren Zimmerman "persuade[d] Izetbegovic to renege on the [lisbon peace] agreement, promising him all political, diplomatic and military aid if he agreed to do so." According to Unholy Terror, By John R. Schindler, [p.148], the Bin Laden "charity" front, Third World Relief Agency's [TWRA] Zagreb's office was "run by" top officials of Izetbegovic's SDA party and by "Mustafa Ceric, Izetbegovic's favorite Imam." During the Bosnian war, Bush's CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden used his position as director of the U.S. European Command Intelligence Directorate to make sure that these "mujahideen" in Bosnia were well-armed. The CIA's "valuable asset," Omar Abdel Rahman, was also at the disposal of US officials and TWRA:

"TWRA was founded by al-Fatih Ali Hassanein, a Sudanese diplomat directly tied to bin Laden and Rahman. In addition to the $40,000 payment couriered by Hampton-El, TWRA distributed videotapes of [Omar Abdel] Rahman's sermons widely across Europe. [18] Rahman made several phone calls to the TWRA offices during the period before his arrest. TWRA had been funded directly by Osama bin Laden as well as other wealthy Saudi patrons of jihad, to the tune of $300 million......
TWRA's team of supporters and board of directors boasted several Bosnia dignitaries – including Haris Silajdzic, the Bosnian official who received assurances that the U.S. would encourgage violations of the arms embargo during Holbrooke and Hayden's November 1994 trip to Zagreb.
In 1992, Silajdzic had traveled to Vienna to issue a bank guarantee for Hassanein.[21] That same year, TWRA helped smuggle arms into Bosnia – not just from Iran, but from Khartoum, Sudan, where Osama bin Laden was in the process of relocating al Qaeda. The arms were eventually shipped to the Bosnians via Tuzla."

Now Haris Silajdzic serves as one of Bosnia's three presidents, with the same power structure in place. That IIIT in Virginia has done their part to maintain this arrangement. IIIT's website promotes: "The AMSS UK [Association of Muslim Social Scientists] is pleased to announce that its prestigious Building Bridges Award for 2008 has been given to ‘A CommonWord’ project. The announcement was made in a message by Dr. Anas S. Al-Shaikh-Ali, Chair of AMSS UK, and conveyed by his eminence Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia and member of the AMSS UK Advisory Board..." AMSS UK is identified as an affiliate of the IIIT. Phrases like "inter-faith" and "bridge-building" sound innocent enough, but, as always, look at who and what is behind the rhetoric. Izetbegovic & co. were well-coached by American public relations firms right from the start.

"The IIIT's Northern Virginia center was among 14 homes and offices raided by federal agencies in March 2002 in an attempt to disrupt domestic financing for global terrorism," called "Operation Green Quest"? Friends in high places:

"Now, [Sami] Al-Arian was visiting the Islamic Institute, a Muslim outreach group cofounded by [Glover]Norquist and housed within his office suite....
Norquist and [Khaled] Saffuri founded the Islamic Institute in 1999 with seed money from Qatar, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern sources. Among the contributors, records show, was Saffuri's former boss, a Muslim charity director and founder of the American Muslim Council, Abdurahman Alamoudi.
The records show Alamoudi gave at least $35,000 to the institute, although Alamoudi said in a written statement he did "not recollect having been quite that generous."
Also funding the institute were two Virginia-based nonprofit organizations. The Safa Trust donated at least $35,000, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought gave $11,000, the records show.
Last March [2002], federal authorities raided those groups and others in Operation Greenquest, a major assault on suspected terrorist financial networks.
Among the more than 50 targets of the raid were people and organizations connected to Norquist and the Islamic Institute. They included Sami Al-Arian, a charity associated with Alamoudi, Safa Trust and the International Institute for Islamic Thought, or IIIT.
In addition to financially supporting Norquist's institute, the IIIT also had funded Al-Arian's think tank at USF, which the FBI shut down in a 1995 raid, and the school Al-Arian founded, the Islamic Academy of Florida....

In 2000, then-candidate Bush was photographed at the governor's mansion in Austin, Texas, with Alamoudi, Saffuri, and American Muslim Alliance founder Agha Saeed.
Saeed appeared often on panels with Al-Arian at conferences of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group Al-Arian cofounded that federal investigators have linked to Hamas.
At an IAP conference in Chicago on Dec. 29, 1996, Alamoudi said: "I think if we were outside this country, we can say, 'Oh, Allah, destroy America,' but once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it ... You can be violent anywhere else but in America."
In June 2001, Al-Arian was among members of the American Muslim Council invited to the White House complex for a briefing by Bush political adviser Karl Rove...."

The Norquist organizations, like this Islamic Institute in Virginia, basically serve the same functions in during the PR for CIA clients as the Jack Abramoff-Grover Norquist Citizens for America in the 1980's:

"In 1985, while Congress was debating aid to the Nicaraguan contras, CFA [Citizens for America] officials flew with Reagan's blessing to Angola to organize international terrorists from four countries the Democratic International. Attendees included Jonas Savimbi, head of UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, then supported by the CIA and South Africa's apartheid government); Adolfo Calero, leader of the 15,000-man terrorist army called the Nicaraguan Democratic Force; Ghulam Wardak of the Islamic Unity of Afghanistan Mujahedeen, then fighting the Soviet Red Army; and Pa Kao Her of the Ethnic Liberation Organization of Laos.
The White House point man on the deal was none other than Dana Rohrabacher, with heavy lifting from two young Republicans/future powerful lobbyists: Grover Norquist and Jack Abramoff."

So Bush pals, Agha Saeed & Al-Arian, just happened to show up "at conferences of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)"? This is the same IAP, who "hosted" the CIA's "prime asset" Abdullah Azzam, a recruiter for those "mujahideen freedom fighters" fighting the "godless Soviet army." I do remember the propaganda on this in the 1980's, as well as the Balkans war propaganda of the 1990's. Agha Saeed, Alamoudi's AMC, CAIR, and ISNA also were cheerleading for the KLA when CIA and Bin Laden operations training, bankrolling, and arming the KLA were in progress in the late 1990's. During the Kosovo war in 1999:

"the largest U.S. Muslim organization by far, the Indiana-based Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) stated: “The U.S. and NATO should have stopped Milosevic before he butchered hundreds of thousands of Bosnians and scores of Kosovars. Enough people have suffered at the hands of Milosevic’s forces. It is time the U.S. takes decisive actions and provides leadership in the face of genocide and ethnic cleansing.”....
Leaders of all four major national Muslim political organizations, the American Muslim Council (AMC), the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim Political Action Council (MPAC), were uniformly supportive of the NATO air strikes. Said Dr. Agha Saeed, executive secretary of the Northern California-based American Muslim Alliance, “We support President Clinton’s policy and actions to ‘persist’ until the international community ‘prevails’ in stopping the genocide that is being perpetrated by the fanatical Serb regime.”
In a letter to President Clinton, executive director Aly Abuzaakouk of the Washington, DC-based American Muslim Council, wrote that his organization “would like to salute your leadership and decisive action in dealing with this tragedy of the Kosovars…We urge you to introduce ground troops in this conflict and to arm the KLA that they may defend their own.”
CAIR president Nihad Awad told the Washington Report, “We support the NATO efforts to slow and stop the killing machine of Slobodan Milosevic. What we see is that Milosevic has taken Kosovo and NATO has taken the Kosovars. Milosevic has been given the wrong message that there will be no ground troops. For NATO to avoid defeat, it has to commit ground troops. What we’re witnessing is another Palestine.”

Nihad Awad just happened to be a "leader in the IAP."

George Mason University "officials have had no direct contact with the government regarding the investigation into the Herndon-based International Institute for Islamic Thought and their understanding is the investigation is 'dormant'"? In addition to those ties to the CIA's Afghan and Balkans operations, this is another reason why the Green Quest investigation, including the IIIT, came to a grinding halt. Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi was a "founder" of Ptech, the Boston software firm with contracts with the US military and intelligence establishment, "including the Army, the Air Force, Naval Air Command, Congress, the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, Customs, the FAA, the IRS, NATO, the FBI, the Secret Service, and the White House." The managers and financiers of Ptech had multiple ties to Hamas and Al Qaeda, through the "Muslim Brotherhood, al-Taqwa, the Safa Foundation, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), and others." The Swiss based Al Taqwa Bank was also involved in the CIA's Balkans operations. For instance, "a Zurich-based Syrian member of al-Taqwa (identified only as "K") was also active in the now-liquidated Mercy International, which was used to overcome the UN weapons embargo against Bosnia. K was also involved with the UCK [KLA] in Albania."

"James Zogby, president of the Washington-based Arab American Institute, said...'If they [IIIT] had been found guilty of any wrongdoing, charges would have been brought,'"? Come on, he can't be that naive. We certainly should have a system, which ensures that no one is above the law. But it would naive to assume that money and politics have no influence on the court system. With these multiple direct and indirect relations with the US intelligence establishment, the IIIT has had their protectors in high places in the last few administrations in Washington.

"A contribution from a group like this with no strings attached should not be a problem"? Are we to just assume that a "$1.5 million grant" would have no strings attached without even considering the history of the source of this grant? These funds are donated for a purpose. A more realistic view of a $1.5 million academic grant is that the donor will have certain expectations on how the money is used and if these are conditions are compatible with the ethics and the purpose of a university academic program. "A better understanding of Islam's role in the world" is one of those standard phrases used as a rationale for just about any academic program in the humanities or social sciences, i.e. a "better understanding" of Russia, India, China, or the Middle East. USAID's University of Nebraska program was also initially packaged and sold as a "humanitarian" program for "Afghan refugees." This program produced the ABC's of Jihad. To find the reality, look at what is behind the labels.

Anti_Illuminati

  • Guest
3 September 2007

Four Department of Justice documents on Northern Virginia raids against the Safa Group Muslims have been removed from the DoJ website. Formerly available at:

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae/ArchivePress/OctoberPDFArchive/03/safaaffid102003.pdf
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae/ArchivePress/OctoberPDFArchive/03/safaattachc102003.pdf
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae/ArchivePress/OctoberPDFArchive/03/safaattachd102003.pdf
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae/ArchivePress/OctoberPDFArchive/03/safaattache102003.pdf

Too large/cumbersome to extract 1st one.

106-page US Customs Service Affidavit:  Download

Excerpt of particular importance:

ATTACHMENT  D
Safa Group
Officers and  Directors & Their Related Businesses and Organizations
 

Mirza, M. Yaqub

African Muslim Agency 
Courtland Farms Homeowners Association Inc. 
Horizons Education Association Creativity
International Productions, LLC 
GSISS
Grove Corporate Plaza 
Jucosa USA, Inc. 
Lynx Holdings Inc. 
Mar-Jac Investments 
Mar-Jac Farms Inc. 
Mar-Jac Poultry Inc. 
Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust 
Mena Estates Inc. DBA Mena for Development 
Mena Investments Inc.
Mirza Family Limited Partnership 
Muslim World League 
Reston Investments Inc. 
SAAR Foundation Inc.
Safa Trust Inc. 
Safty LLC 
Sanabel Al Kheer Inc. 
Sana-Bell Inc. 
Sterling Advisors Inc. 
Sterling Management Group 
Sterling Poultry Company
Sterling Technology Fund LLC
Tafy Enterprises Inc. 
Woodland Development LLC 
York Foundation



13-page Attachment C
Safa Group Businesses & Corporations
  Download

Attachment C

Safa Group Businesses & Corporations


A & W Stores, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

African Muslim Agency  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Herndon, VA (no suite #)
Alsumait, Adbulrahman - President
Altalib, Hisham - Treasurer
Mirza, M. Yaqub B Vice President

Al-Aqsa Educational Fund B Status: Active
PO Box 1124, Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Mushtaha, Fawaz former director
Bushnaq, Yaser B former director
El-Gajleet(Jaghlit), Mohammad B former President
Al-Ashkar, Abdelhaleem B Vice President

Al-Wahyayn Publishing Company  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon, VA 
Aqeel, Abdul R. B President/Treasurer
Barzinji, Jamal - Secretary

All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)   -  Status:  Active
46970 Community Plaza, Suite 218, Sterling, VA 
500 Grove St., Herndon, VA;
Alkhairo, Wael B President/Registered Agent
Ashraf, M. Omar B Registered Agent
Awand, Mazhar A. B Treasurer
Bari, Aziz B Secretary/Chairman
Jaka, Rizwan B Vice President
Khan, Bashir Ahmad B Treasurer/CFO
Khan, Mumtaz B President
Latib, Abdulrahman - Chairman
Manraj, Abdul Hafez B CFO
Noor, Ahmed - Treasurer
Rayyan, Ahmad I B Secretary/Officer
Salah, Said - Secretary
Unus, Iqbal J. B Vice President
 

Attachment C
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Altalib Family Limited Partnership B   Status: Active
11776 Stratford House Pl.,#1403, Reston,VA
Altalib, Hisham Yahya B Registered Agent

AMC Foundation  -  Status: Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herdon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad - Registered Agent

Amana Limited
Isle of Man

Amana Mutual Funds
1300 North State Street, Bellingham, Washington

American Institute for Societal Studies  -  Status: Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herdon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B President/Secretary/Treasurer
Altalib, Hisham B Registered AgentAmerican Products International, Inc.   -
 Status: Active11919 Safa Ct., Herndon, VA; 1162  (Registered Office)
Kandil, Osama B Registered Agent Sadoun, Jamal - Director   Sadoun,
Nabil B DirectorAmerican Projects Investments Corporation  -  Status: 
ATerminated (Automatic)@555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

Arabic Software Computer, Inc.  -  Status:  Inactive-Dissolved555 Grove St., Suite
110, Herndon, VA
 
Ashraf, Mohammad Omar B President/Chairman
 
Iqbal, Mahamed B
 
Registered Agent   Russel, William R. B Register AgentAssociation of Muslim
Social Scientists B Status: Active1145 Herndon Pky, #500, Herndon, VA
Ahmad, Dr. Mumtaz B President El-Ansary, Waleed B Treasurer   Haq,
Faizan B Secretary Safi, Dr. Louay B Vice-President
Abusulayman, Abdelhamid B former director
Aradi, Inc.  -  Status: Active555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndn, VA; Al-Rajhi,
Abdullah Sulaiman B President   Altalib, Hisham B Vice-President/Treasurer
Sedky, Cherif B SecretaryAttia Grafisk USA, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated
(Automatic)@555 Grove St., Herndon, VA
Mohamed, Abla M. B President   Hadeed, Michael Jr., P.C. B Registered
Agent
Beauregard Associates, LC  -  Status: Active555 Grove St., Suite 104,Herdon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. B Register Agent
 
 
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Bone Shami Ventures, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

Capital Diamond Center, Inc. -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

Child Development Foundation  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Abusulayman, Dr. Abdulhamid B President/Registered Agent
Altalib, Dr. Hisham B Vice-President/Treasurer
Unus, Dr. Iqbal J. B Secretary

Courtland Farm Conservancy Lots Homeowners Assn., Inc.  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 112, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yaqub B President/Treasurer
Ashraf, Muhammad B Secretary
Altalib, Hisham B Registered Agent

Creativity International Productions, LLC   -  Status:  Canceled
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yacub B Registered Agent

Dar El-Eiman USA, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
360 S. Washington St., Ste. 101, Falls Church, VA
Mushtaha, Fawaz  -  Registered Agent/President/Treasurer

East Stratford Phase A & B Homeowners Association B  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. B President/Registered Agent

Education, Training and Research Associates  -  Status:  Active
Unus, Iqbal J.  -  Registered Agent

Elite Investment and Management Group, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. B President/Secretary/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Al Younes-Totonji, Ghazwa A. B Vice President

Elite Management Resources, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
Totonji, Irfan K. B President/Secretary
 

Attachment C
Page 4

Al-Hassan, Yazen M. B Vice-President/Treasurer/Registered Agent

Elite Trading and Contracting, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Voluntary)@
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Almoayyad, Abdulelah, - Chairman
Alyounes-Totonji, Ghazwa B Vice President

Equity Investors Associates, Ltd.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatiac)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

Enterprise Investment Group, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
12528 Rock Ridge Rd., Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad  -  Registered Agent

Executive Building Maintenance  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. B President/Treasurer/Secretary/Registered Agent
Alyounes-Totonji, Ghawza B Vice-President
Almoayyad, Abdulelah B Chairman

FIQH Council of North America, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
750-A Miller Dr., SE, Leesburg, VA
Al-Alwani, Taha J.  -  Registered Agent
Issam, Akkad  -  Treasurer

Ghazwa Associates, LLC  -  Status:  Active
c/o Elite Investment & Management, 555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Sanderson, Douglas J. B Registered Agent

Global Enterprises, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Global Holdings, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Graduate School of Islamic & Social Sciences  -  Status:  Active
(Formerly known as The Islamic Institute of Advanced Studies [IIAS] and the
School of Islamic and Social Sciences [SISS])
750-A Miller Dr., SE,Leesburg, VA
Al-Alwani, Taha J.  -  Registered Agent
 

Attachment C
Page 5

Abusulayman, Dr. Abdulhamid  -  Secretary
Mirza, M. Yacub  -  Treasurer

Grove Corporate Plaza  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yaqub B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Ashraf, M. Omar B Vice-President/Secretary

Grove Street Corporation B Inactive
555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia
Al-Talib, Hisham
Ashraf, Omar

Heritage Education Trust, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
750-A Miller Dr.,SE, Leesburg, VA
Jaghlit, Mohammad B Secretary/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Al-Alwani, Taha J.  -  President

Heritage Holdings  -  Status:  Active
750-A Miller Dr., SE, Leesburg, VA
Al-Alwani, Taha J.  -  Registered Agent

Herndon Grand, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 205, Herndon, VA
Altalib, Hisham B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Totonji, Irfan B Vice-President
Ashraf, Muhammad B Secretary

HFC Feed Mill, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Home Owners of Mena Estates Association  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Herndon, VA
Barzinji, Jamal B Secretary
Estwani, Bassam B Treasurer
Becker, Larry E. B Registered Agent

Horizons Education Association  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yaqub B Registered Agent

Humana Charitable Trust  c/o Amana Ltd., 
Abacus House, Mona Street, Douglas, Isle of Man
 

Attachment C
Page 6

P.O. Box 1297, Herndon, VA

IFSO Training Bureau  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Herndon, VA
Kasule, Omar. H. B Registered Agent

Impact Training Center, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Voluntary)
501 Merlins Lane, Herndon, VA
Salah, Samir I. B Registered Agent

International Education Trust, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
9034 Swift Creek Rd., Fairfax Station, VA
Jaghlit, Mohammad B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Malkawi, Fathi B Vice-President/Secretary
Rashdan, Mahmouda B Vice-President

International Institution of Islamic Thought, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
500 Grove St., Herndon, VA
Abusulayman, Abdulhamid B Chairman/President/Director
Al Alwani, Taha J. B Chief Financial Officer
Altalib, Hisham B Vice-President/Registered Agent
Barzinji, Jamal B Treasurer/Secretary/CFO
Jaghlit, Mohammad B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent

International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Hassaballa, Ibrahim B Vice-President
Mirza, M. Yacub B Treasurer/Registered Agent
Mohamed, Mohieldin A. B Vice-President
Ashraf, Muhammad B Secretary

International Islamic Forum for Science, Technology and Human Resources
Development, Inc.  dba  IIFTIKHAR   -  Status:  Active
1145 Herndon Pky,#500A, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Dr. Ahmad B President
Barzinji, Dr. Jamal -  Vice-President
Abusulayman, Dr. Abdulhamid  -  Chairman
Unus, Dr. Iqbal J.  -  Secretary/Treasurer/Registered Agent

International Relief Organization (a.k.a. International Islamic Relief Organization)
                                           Status:  Active
P.O.Box 8125, Falls Church, VA; 360 S. Washington St., Falls Church, VA; 5501
Backlick Rd., #220, Springfield, VA (Registered Agent)
Al Suwaidan, Tareq B Secretary/Treasurer
Al Sulaiman, Ali B President
 

Attachment C
Page 7

Al Mahdi, Abdullah M. B Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
Al Mahdi, Tareq M. B Secretary
Hadeed, Michael B Registered Agent
Omeish, Mohamed S. B President/Secretary

International Technology Marketing, Inc.  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
501 Merlins Lane, Herndon, VA
Salah, Samir I. B Registered Agent

International Origin Solutions, LLC  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Jet Express, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F.  -  Registered Agent

Jucosa USA, Inc.  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
(Registered Agent:  555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA)
Uziel, Sergio Araya B President
Silva, Miguel Montes B Vice-President
Ashraf, M. Omar B Secretary/Treasurer
Mirza, Dr. M. Yacub B Chairman/Registered Agent

Latib International, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
George, Jawad F. B Registered Agent

Light Star Travel Agency, Inc.B Status: active
360 South Washington St., Ste. 102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Abdelellah, Aber B Vice Presdient
Mushtaha, Fawaz President/Registered Agent

Lynx Holdings, Inc. -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., (no suite #), Herndon, VA
Barzinji, Jamal B President
Mirza, M. Y. B Vice-President/Secretary
Altalib, Hisham B Treasurer/Registered Agent

Lynx Real Estate, Inc.  -  Status:  [email protected]
555 Grove St., 1st Floor, Herndon, VA
(Registered Agent)  555 Grove St., Suite 230, Herndon, VA
 

Attachment C
Page 8

Altalib, Hisham Dr. B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Ashraf, Muhammad  -  Secretary

Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Inc. -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
Almoayyad, Abdulelah B Vice President
Mirza, Yaqub B Secretary/Treasurer
Totonji, Ahmad B President

Mar-Jac Investments   -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon,VA
Mirza, M. Yacub B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Ashraf, M. Omar B Vice-President/Secretary

Mar-Jac Farms, Inc.  -  Status:  [email protected]
P.O. Box 1017, Gainesville, GA
Al-Barzinji, Jamal Dr. B Chief Executive Officer
Al-Talib, Hisham Dr. B Chief Financial Officer
Mirza, M.Y. Dr. B Director
Mohamed, Mahmoud B Registered Agent

Mar-Jac Holdings, Inc. B Active
555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia
Safa Trust, Inc.

Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. B Status:  Active
Aviation Blvd., P.O. Box 1017, Gainesville, GA
Al-Barzinji, Jamal Dr. B Chief Executive Officer
Al-Talib, Hisham B Chief Financial Officer
Mirza, M.Y. Dr. B Secretary
Carnes, Doug B Registered Agent

Mena Corporation B Inactive
555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia
Mena Estates, Inc.,  DBA  Mena for Development  -  Status: Active555 Grove St.,
Suite 212, Herndon, VA
Barzinji, Jamal B President Altalib, Hisham B
Secretary/Treasurer/Registered Agent   Mirza, M. Yaqub B Vice-PresidentMena
Investments, Inc.  -  Status: Active555 Grove St., (no suite #), Herndon, VA
Barzinji, Jamal B President Altalib, Hisham B
Secretary/Treasurer/Registered Agent   Mirza, M. Yaqub B Vice-PresidentMirza
Family Limited Partnership  -  Status : Active11922 Safa Ct., Herndon, VA
Mirza, Tanveer A. B Registered Agent
 

Attachment C
Page 9


Muslim World League -  Status: Active360 S. Washington St., #300, Falls Church,
VA(Registered Office: 555 Grove St., Suite 116), Herndon, VA)
Al Obaid, Dr. Abdullah Bin Saleh B President   Bahafzallah, Dr. Hassan
A.A. B Vice-PresidentMirza, Dr. M. Yaqub B Secretary/Treasurer/Registere
AgentNewcom Investors, LLC  -  Status: anceled555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon,
VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered AgentNoor International  - 
Status:Active12028 Waterside View Apt #12, Reston, VA
Yacoob, Snober  -  Registerd Agent            Mirza, Tanveer A. B Vice
President/ Seretary/ Yacoob, Sanobar Akhtr B President
Ozaan Capital Management, Inc.  -  Status:  Active12541 Browns Ferry Rd.,
Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Mohammad O. B Registered Agent/President   Ashraf, Zahida P.  - 
ScretaryPiedmont Medical Services, Inc.  -  Status:  Active501 Merlins Lane,
Herndon, VA
Salah, Samir I. B Registered Agent/President/Secretary Salah, Saniya S.  - 
Vice-PresidentProperties Development Corp.   -  Status:  ARevoked (Automatic)@555
Grove St., (no suite #), Herndon, VA
Altalib, Dr. Hisham B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent   Ashraf,
Muhammad B SecretaryR & S International, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated
(Automatic)@555 Grove St., Suite 140, Herndon, VA
Yacoob, Sanobar A. B President   Irshad, Tariq M. B Secretary/Registered
Agent Lehan, Sultan A. B TreasurerReston Investments, Inc.  -  Status:  Active555
Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Barjinji, Jamal  -  PresidentMirza, Dr. M. Yaqub  -  Vice-
President/Secretary Altalib, Dr. Hisham  -  Treasurer
SAAR Foundation Canada, Inc.


SAAR Foundation, Inc. B  Status:  ATerminated (Voluntary)@555 Grove St., Suite
110, Herndon, VA 
Mirza, M. Yaqub B President/Chief Executive Officer/Registered Agent
Jaghlit, Mohammad - Treasurer   Sedky, Cherif B Secretary

SAAR International, Inc.
1212 New York Avenue, 12th Fl., Washington, DC
1212 New York Avenue, Inc.
Safa Trust  -  Status:  Active555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Barzinji, Jamal B President Mirza, M. Yaqub B Vice-President/Registered
 
Agent Altalib, Hisham B Treasurer
 
Totonji, Ahmad B SecretarySafty, LLC  -
 
Status:  Active11922 Safa Court, Herndon, VA
 
 
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Page 10

Mirza, M. Yacub B Registered AgentSanabel Al Kheer, Inc.  -  Status: 
Active555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
            Al Obaid, Dr. Abdullah Bin Saleh B President            Bahafzallah, Dr. Hassan
A.A. B Vice-President            Mirza, Dr. M. Yaqub B Secretary/Treasurer/Registered
AgentSana-Bell, Inc.  -  Status:  ARevoked (Automatic)@ 555 Grove St., Suite 116,
Herndon, VA
Obad, Bin Saleh L. B President
Bahafzallah, Hassan M. B Vice-President
Al Noshan, Abdullah M. B Treasurer
Mirza, M. Yacub B Secretary

Silicon Valley Venture Fund I, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Silicon Valley Venture Fund II, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Sterling Advisors, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
(Registered Office 555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA)
Mirza, Dr. M. Yacub B Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer
Ashraf, M. Omar B Executive Vice-Pres/President/Treasurer/Reg. Agent
Ashraf, Muhammad B Vice-President/Secretary

Sterling Charitable Gift Fund  -  No Record  (VASOS)
Mirza, Yacub B President/CEO/Chairman
Ashraf, Muhammad B Vice-President/Secretary
Ashraf, M. Omar B Executive Vice-President/Treasurer/Reg. Agent
Zeki, Nabil A.M. B Vice-President

Sterling Infogain, Fund, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Sterling Investment Group, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Sterling Lynux Works, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent
 

Attachment C
Page 11


Sterling Management Group, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Mirza, Yacub B President/CEO/Chairman
Ashraf, Muhammad B Vice-President/Secretary
Ashraf, M. Omar B Executive Vice-President/Treasurer/Reg. Agent
Zeki, Nabil A.M. B Vice-President

Sterling Packet Stream Fund, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad  -  Registered Agent

Sterling Ptech Fund, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Sterling Poultry Company  -  Status:  ATerminated (Voluntary)@
555 Grove St., (no suite #), Herndon, VA 
Barzinji, Jamal B President
Mirza, M. Yacub B Vice-President/Secretary/Registered Agent
Altalib, Hisham - Treasurer

Sterling Stock Invesments, LLC-  Status:  [email protected]
555 Grove., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, M. Omar B Registered Agent

Sterling Technology Fund, LLC -  Status:  Active
Formerly:  Sterling Malaysian Fund, LLC
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yacub B Registered Agent

Stratford Associates, LC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. / Elite Investment & Mgmt Group B Registered Agent

Stratford Commercial Associates, L.C -  Status:  [email protected]
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K./Elite Investments & Mgmt Group B Registered Agent

Stuart Road Associates, LC  -  Status:  [email protected]
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K./Elite Investments & Mgmt Group B Registered Agent
 

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The Success Foundation, Inc.
3606 Forest Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302; 360 South Washington St., Ste. 300
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Omeish, Mohamed B President
Alamoudi, Abdulrahman B Secretary
Nouri, Khaled - Treasurer

Sugarland Road Development, LLC  -  Status:  Active
447 Carlisle Dr., Herndon, VA
(Registered Office:  56970 Community Plaza, Suite 218, Sterling, VA)
Ashraf, M. Omar B Registered Agent

Tafy Enterprises, Inc.  -  Status:  Active
11922 Safa Court, Herndon, VA
Mirza, Tanveer A.  -  President/Secretary/Registered Agent
Mirza, M. Yaqub  -  Treasurer

Taibah International Aid Association  -  Status:  Active
360 S. Washington St., #104, Falls Church, VA
Al-Almoudi, Abdul Rahman  -  Director
Hajjaj, Anwar -  Vice-Chairman/Registered Agent
Salah, Samir - Treasurer

Union Capital Corporation  -  Status:  Active
12541 Browns Ferry Rd., Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Mohammad O. B Registered Agent

United Investments Group, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Automatic)@
555 Grove St., Suite 110C, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent

Vale Ridge Associates, LC  -  Status:  Canceled
555 Grove St., Suite 104, Herndon, VA
Totonji, Irfan K. dba Elite Investments & Mgmt Group B Registered Agent

Virginia American Properties, Inc.  -  Status:  ATerminated (Voluntary)@
555 Grove Street, Herndon, VA
Altalib, Hisham B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Ashraf, Muhammad - Secretary

Woodland Development, LLC  -  Status:  [email protected]
555 Grove St., Suite 110, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yacub B Registered Agent
 

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York Foundation  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 114, Herndon, VA
Mirza, M. Yacub B President/Treasurer/Registered Agent
Ashraf, Muhammad B Secretary

York International B Active
Isle of Man

500 Grove Street, LLC  -  Status:  Active
555 Grove St., Suite 116, Herndon, VA
Ashraf, Muhammad B Registered Agent
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9-page ATTACHMENT D
Safa Group Officers and Directors & Their Related Businesses and Organizations
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9-page Attachment E
Glossary of Terms, Individuals, and Organizations Relevant To This Affidavit:
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Glossary of Terms, Individuals, and Organizations Relevant To This Affidavit 

Abusulayman, Abdulhamid - President of IIIT and associated with other Safa Group entities,
Abusulayman shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian. 

African Muslim Agency – Safa Group entity located on “paper” at 555 Grove Street, Herndon,
Virginia, operated by Al-Talib and Mirza.

Al-Alwani, Taha Jaber   Officer or director of IIIT, FIQH, GSISS and other Safa Group entities.  Al-
Alwani shared ideological affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian. 

Al-Arian, Sami – Al-Arian is a PIJ fund raiser in Tampa Florida, who founded ICP and WISE, and
authored the PIJ manifesto found in the search warrant at his house in 1995. 

Al-Aqsa Educational Fund – Mohammed Jaghlit was the president of this charity, which raised
funds for HAMAS.

Al-Fawwaz, Khalid – An aide of Osama Bin Laden, Al-Fawwaz is an SDT and is awaiting
extradition to the United States for his part in the Embassy Bombings. 

Alamoudi, Abdulrahman – Director of the American Muslim Council, the American Muslim
Foundation, and many other Islamic fundamentalist organizations. 

Ali, Ahmed Mohammed – The Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL).  Ali
publicly stated that the International Islamic Relief Organization is the “operational arm” of the
MWL.

All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) – A member of the Safa Group that transferred large
amounts of money to other members of the Safa Group.

Alshehri, Fayez Ahmed – September 11, 2001 hijacker who worked for the International Islamic
Relief Organization in the United States.

Al-Rajhi, Abdullah Sulaiman – Safa Group member and member of wealthy Al-Rajhi family in
Saudi Arabia.  He is also a director of Aradi, Inc. at 555 Grove Street, Herdon, Virginia

Al-Rajhi Charity – An alleged charity operated by the Al-Rajhi family in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Rajhi Commercial and Foreign Exchange – Business operated by members of the Al-Rajhi
family in Saudi Arabia.


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Al-Rajhi, Sulaiman Abdul Aziz – Founder and head of the Al-Rajhi conglomerate in Saudi Arabia,
and the namesake of the SAAR Foundation.

Al-Shifa Pharmaceutical Industries Company –  Company located in Khartoum, Sudan which was
the subject of a U.S. cruise missile attack on August 20, 1998 for its involvement in the Embassy
bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. 

Al-Talib Family Limited Partnership – Limited partnership operated by Hisham Al-Talib and
incorporated at his home residence, 11776 Stratford House Pl., Suite 1403, Reston, Virginia.

Al-Talib, Hisham – Officer or director of various Safa Group entities, Al-Talib shared ideological
affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian.

Alamoudi, Abdurahman – Safa Group member and current director of the Success Foundation, the
American Muslim Foundation, and the American Muslim Council, among others.  Previous director
of the SAAR Foundation.  Was recorded on video during a year 2000 Islamic rally in Lafayette Park,
Washington, D.C. stating that he supported HAMAS and Hezbollah.

Amana Limited – Safa Group corporation located in the Isle of Man.

Amana Mutual Funds Trust – Safa Group mutual fund company.

Aradi, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located on “paper” at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia. 
Operated by Cherif Sedky, Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Rajhi and Hisham Al-Talib. 

Ashraf, M. Omar – Officer and/or director of Mar-Jac Investments, Sterling Charitable Gift Fund,
and other companies listed in Attachment C. 

Ashraf, Muhammed – Officer and/or director of Courtland Farm Conservancy Lots Homeowners
Association, Inc., International Islamic Charitable Organization, Sterling Charitable Gift Fund,
Sterling Management Group, and others entities listed in Attachment C. 

Atef, Mohammed – A high-ranking Al-Qaida member and designated terrorist who was killed by
U.S. forces in the war on terrorism in 2001. 

Barzinji, Jamal -  Officer or director of various Safa Group entities.  Barzinji shared ideological
affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian.

Bin Laden, Osama/Usama – Islamic fundamentalist terrorist and founder of Al-Qaida who has
orchestrated several terrorist attacks, including the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. 
Bin Laden is a designated terrorist and the FBI’s #1 most wanted person.


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Child Development Foundation – “Safa Group” organization located at 555 Grove Street, #114,
Herndon, Virginia, operated by Abdulhamid Abusulayman, Hisham Al-Talib and Iqbal Unus. 

Courtland Farm Conservancy Lots Homeowners Association, Inc. – “Safa Group” organization
located at 555 Grove Street, #112, Herndon, Virginia, operated by Muhammad Ashraf, Yacub Mirza
and Hisham Al-Talib.

El-Khatib, Mohammed Taysir – member of the PIJ Shura Council.

Elbarasse, Ismail – Directed funds for HAMAS through confessed HAMAS member Mohammed
Salah.

Elite Investment and Management Group, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555 Grove
Street, #104, Herndon, Virginia, and operated by Ghazwa Al Younes-Totonji and Irfan Totonji. 

Elite Trading and Contracting, Inc. -   “Safa Group” organization located at 555 Grove Street, #104,
Herndon, Virginia, and operated by Abdulelah Almoayyad, Ghazwa Alyounes-Totonji, and Irfan
Totonji.

FIQH Council of North America, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at 750-A Miller Dr., SE,
Leesburg, Virginia, operated by Taha Al-Alwani.

Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) – Terrorist organization as designated the U.S. Department of
State.

Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS) – “Safa Group” corporation located at 750-
A Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg, Virginia, operated by Taha Al-Alwani.  Formerly known as the
Islamic Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS)/School of Islamic and Social Sciences (SISS).

Grove Corporate Plaza – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555 Grove Street, #110, Herndon,
Virginia, operated by Omar Ashraf and Yaqub Mirza..

Grove Street Corporation – Safa organization previously located at 555 Grove Street.

HAMAS Terrorist Group – a/k/a Islamic Resistance Movement.  HAMAS is a Designated Terrorist
Organization that is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks that have resulted in the death of
innocent civilians, including American nationals.

Hamdi, Tariq Abdulmelik (a/k/a Tariq Hamdi Ismael Azami) – Employed by IIIT, Hamdi delivered
a satellite telephone battery to an aide to Bin Laden in May 1998, that enabled Bin Laden to
communicate with his followers in preparation for the Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. 


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Hassaballah, Ibrahim -  Director of International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO), along with
Muhammad Ashraf, Yaqub Mirza and Mohieldin Mohamed.  Currency and Monetary Instrument
Reports (CMIRs) registered on Hassaballah show that he has moved large amounts of currency into
the United States from abroad, including over $3 million on one occasion in the early 1980s.

Hassan, Beverly – The custodian of records on various Safa Group 990s.

Heritage Education Trust, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at 750-A Miller Drive, SE,
Leesburg, Virginia, operated by Mohammed Jaghlit.

HFC Feed Mill, LLC – Safa Group corporation located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia,
managed by Muhammad Ashraf

Holy Land Foundation (HLF) – A Designated Terrorist Organization.  The HLF’s primary purpose
is to fund HAMAS.

Home Owners of Mena Estates Association – “Safa Group” organization previously located at 555
Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia, and operated by Jamal Barzinji and Bassam Estwani.

Hozien, Wafa -  Wife of Tariq Hamdi.

Humana Charitable Trust – Safa Group organization located in the Isle of Man.  Large amounts of
Safa Group money are sent to this entity.

International Education Trust, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at the residence of
Mohammad Jaghlit. 

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) – IIIT is a core member of the Safa Group.  Employs
Tariq Hamdi.  Corresponded directly with Al-Arian’s groups in Tampa.

International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555
Grove Street, #116, Herndon, Virginia, operated by Muhammad Ashraf, Ibrahim Hassaballa, Yaqub
Mirza and Mohieldin Mohamed.

International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) – A subsidiary of the Muslim World League. 

International Relief Organization (IRO) – Variation of IIRO.

Intifadah – Uprising in Israel and the Palestinian Authority Controlled Areas by the Palestinians. 
The Jihad Intifadah refers to an armed struggle as it relates to the “Holy War” against the infidels,


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which are considered the Jews, Christians (the West), and complacent Arab regimes.  The main
scope of the Intifadah is to drive the Israelis out of Israel and to reclaim the Palestinian homeland.

Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP) - a/k/a Islamic Concern Project.  ICP was a Palestine Islamic
Jihad front organization operated and incorporated by Sami Al-Arian in close relationship with
World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE).

Islamic Concern Project (ICP) - a/k/a Islamic Committee for Palestine.  ICP is a Palestine Islamic
Jihad front organization incorporated by Sami Al-Arian in close relationship with World Islamic
Studies Enterprise (WISE). 

Islamic Jihad of Palestine – another variation of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Islamic Relief Organization (IRO) – Same entity as International Islamic Relief
Organization/Success Foundation.

Islamic Resistance Movement – HAMAS

Islamic Studies Enterprise (ISE) – An Islamic organization linked to Sami Al-Arian and the PIJ..

Jabala, Mohamoud – Suspected Egyptian militant who worked for the International Islamic Relief
Organization (IIRO).  Jabala is currently incarcerated in Canada, awaiting trial on terrorism charges.

Jaghlit, Mohammad  Officer or director of various Safa Group entities.  Jaghlit shared ideological
affinities with PIJ fund raiser Sami Al-Arian and also with HAMAS.

Jaghlit Family Trust Number 1/Number 2 – Family Trusts used by Safa Group member Mohammad
Jaghlit.

Khaleel, Ziyad - A Designated Terrorist.  Purchased satellite telephone battery for Osama Bin Laden
that allegedly facilitated the Al-Qaeda attack on the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

Khalifa, Mohammed Jamal – Brother-in-law of Osama Bin Laden involved in secessionist militant
movement in the southern Philippines.

Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Inc. – “Safa Group” charity which was previously located at
555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia and operated by Abdulelah Almoayyad, Yaqub Mirza and
Ahmad Totonji.

Mar-Jac Holdings, Inc. – Subsidiary of Safa Trust, Inc., used for transferring large amounts of funds
between various Safa Group organizations.


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Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. – Poultry farm and producing plant in Gainesville, Georgia controlled by the
Safa Group. 

Mar-Jac Investments, Inc.,  Safa Group corporation managed by M. Omar Ashraf and Yaqub Mirza.

Mar-Jac Farms – “Safa Group” organization operated by Barzinji, Al-Talib, and Mirza. 

Marzook, Mousa Abu (SDT) – Current head of HAMAS, Marzouk is a Specially Designated
Terrorist.

Mena Corporation – Safa Group organization.

Mena Investments, Inc. – Safa Group corporation located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia,
managed by Al-Talib, Barzinji and Mirza.

Mirza, M. Yaqub – Officer or director of numerous Safa Group entities, including African Muslim
Agency, Courtland Farm Conservancy, Grove Corporate Plaza, International Islamic Charitable
Organization, Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Mar-Jac Investments, Muslim World League,
Reston Investments, Sana-Bell, SAFA Trust, SAAR Foundation, Sterling Charitable Gift Fund. 

Mirza Revocable Living Trust – Safa Group trust operated by Yaqub Mirza. 

Muslim World League (MWL) –  MWL was founded by the founders of Al-Qaida.  International
Islamic Relief Organization is the operational arm of the MWL. 

Nafi, Bashir – Active directing member of the World Islamic Studies Enterprise/ Islamic Committee
for Palestine until he was deported for visa fraud in mid 1990’s.  Nafi was sponsored into the U.S. by
Sami Al-Arian and later worked at IIIT. 

Najar, Mazen – Currently incarcerated in the United States for immigration violations, Najar was
formerly involved in the daily operations of WISE and ICP in Florida, along with Al-Arian, Khalil
Shikaki, Bashir Nafi and Ramadan Shallah.

Naseef, Abdullah Omar – Officer and/or Director of Makkah Murrah Charity Trust and Rabita Trust.

Nasir, Sayed Abu – Bangladeshi national alleged by India’s Deputy Commissioner of Police to have
targeted U.S. Consulates for bombings.

Nouri, Khaled – Director of the Success Foundation.

Odeh, Sheik Abdel Aziz – Spiritual leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad-SF, Odeh was a
cofounder of the PIJ-SF along with Fathi Shikaki.


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Omeish, Mohamed – President of Islamic Relief Organization, Success Foundation, and IIRO.

Orr, Mark – Director of the International Affairs Center, University of South Florida.  Orr was the
addressee on a letter from Ramadan Abdallah Shallah, wherein Shallah identifies IIIT as the largest
contributor to the World Islamic Studies Enterprise.

Ozaan Capital Management, Inc. – “Safa Group” corporation located at the residence of Mohammad
Omar Ashraf.

Palestine Islamic Jihad-Shikaki Faction (PIJ-SF) – A Specially Designated Terrorist Group founded
by Fathi Shikaki in 1980, with the mission of the elimination and destruction of Israel. After Shikaki
was assassinated in 1995, Ramadan Abdallah Shallah succeeded Shikaki as the organization’s
leader. 

Qureshi, Manzoor – Now deceased, Quereshi was the accountant for many of the Safa Group
organizations.

Rabita Trust – A designated terrorist organization, Rabita Trust is a Pakistani-based contingent of
the Muslim World League, which has no branches or offices in the U.S. 

Rahman, Sheik Omar Abdel (a.k.a the “Blind Sheik”) – A convicted terrorist who orchestrated the
World Trade Center bombing in 1993. 

Reston Investments, Inc.  – “Safa Group” corporation located at 555 Grove Street, Ste. 114,
Herndon, Virginia, currently operated by Al-Talib, Barzinji, and Mirza.

SAAR Foundation - The SAAR Foundation at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia was dissolved in
December 2000 and replaced by the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund.  Its directors were Mirza, Sedky
and Jaghlit.

SAAR Foundation, Canada – The SAAR Foundation Canada is an affiliate of the SAAR Foundation. 

SAAR International – A “Safa Group” corporation currently incorporated in Washington, D.C. and
operated by the company 1212 New York Avenue, Inc., a company itself operated by Lynx Systems
of 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia. 

Safa Charities – Charities utilized by the Safa Group, including the African Muslim Agency,
Heritage Education Trust, the IIIT, the SAAR Foundation, Safa Trust, Inc., the Sterling Charitable
Gift Fund, and the York Foundation, among others.


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Safa Group – A complex coalition of overlapping companies in Northern Virginia controlled by
individuals who have shown support for terrorists and or terrorist fronts.  The primary business
addresses associated with these individuals are 500 and 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia; and
750-A Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg, Virginia.

Safa Trust, Inc. – A “Safa Group” corporation.

Salah, Mohammed – After he was arrested by Israeli authorities, Salah stated that authorities that he
received funds from Elbarasse for HAMAS military operations. 

Salah, Samir – Safa Group member.  Director of ADAMS, Taibah International Aid Association and
former director of both the SAAR Foundation and Mar-Jac Investments.

Sana-Bell Al Kheer, Inc. – A corporation with a mailing address of 555 Grove Street, Ste. 114,
Herndon, Virginia, operated by Hassan Bahafzallah, Yaqub Mirza and Abdullah Bin Saleh Al-
Obaid. Sana-Bell receives rent from the Muslim World League and International Islamic Relief
Organization.

School of Islamic and Social Sciences (SISS) – Safa Group entity now known as the GSISS, located
at 750-a Miller Dr., Leesburg, Virginia.

Sedky, Cherif – Officer and/or director of Aradi, Inc., SAAR Foundation, and Yeminvest. 

Shallah, Ramadan Abdullah – Shallah is the current leader of the Palestine Islamic Jihad.  He
previously was involved in the operations of the Islamic Concern Project and World Islamic Studies
Enterprise. 

Shikaki, Fathi - Founded Palestine Islamic Jihad-Shikaki Faction (PIJ-SF) in 1980.  Shikaki led the
PIJ-SF until his assassination in 1995.

Shikaki, Khalil – PIJ member and brother of slain PIJ founder, Khalil Shikaki.  Khalil also helped
Ramadan Shallah, Sami Al-Arian, Bashir Nafi and Mazen Al-Najar in the day to day operations of
the ICP and WISE in Florida.  Khalil also received direct money transfers from the SAAR
Foundation.

Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT) - Term used in this affidavit to describe those individuals who
have been designated terrorists by either the U.S. Department of State or by the President of the
United States.

Sterling Charitable Gift Fund (d/b/a Sterling Management Corporation) – “Safa Group” corporation
managed by M. Omar Ashraf, Muhammad Ashraf, Yaqub Mirza and Nabil Zeki.


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Sterling Investment Group – Safa Group corporation directed by Muhammad Ashraf.

Sterling Management Group, Inc. – Listed operating name of Sterling Charitable Gift Fund.

Success Foundation – An affiliate of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO/IRO).   

Totonji, Ahmad  - Director of Makkah Mukarramah Charity Trust, Safa Trust and other companies. 

Unus, Iqbal – An officer or director of organizations in the “Safa Group”. 

World Islamic Studies Enterprise (WISE) – A Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ-SF) front organization
closely connected to the Islamic Concern Project/Islamic Committee for Palestine, all formed by Al-
Arian in Tampa. 

York International – Safa Group organization located in the Isle of Man. 

York Foundation – Safa Group organization located at 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia,
managed by Mirza and Muhammad Ashraf.

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Ok, keeping in mind the little-known fact that Mirza is a SHAREHOLDER of LinuxWorks--let's review Yaqub Mirza's past as a member of Ptech's Board:

In addition, we have filed a patent that covers technology that allows the developer to extend the functionality of the LynxOS kernel without modifying the source code by adding modules for new functionality.

This sure sounds a lot like the loadable module scheme used by Linux, and many other systems as well.

You may be a LynxOS user without knowing it - the system is used in HP printers and Xerox copiers.


Size: the company has 202 employees. There's 72 in sales and marketing, 45 in research and development, 58 in customer support and other services, and 27 general and administrative.

The leader of the company is Inder Singh, a well known real time figure. He was the founder of Excelan as well. Mr. Singh has borrowed a substantial amount of money from the company over the years - his indebtedness is over $1 million. That money was evidently used to buy stock in the company.

The current ownership of the company (big stockholders) is:
Who                              Shares (K)   Percent
Inder Singh              7400           22.2
Motorola                    6800           21.3
Reza Soliman-Noori   4700           14.6
Yaqub Mirza              4200           13.1
Intel                           1600             5.0


Yaqub Mirza

Last Updated: May 01, 2008

Yaqub Mirza acted on behalf of a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) named Yassin Al-Qadi and managed foundations accused of terror funding, and gave money to GOP power broker Grover Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute. His colleagues at Amana Mutual Funds have further connections to the GOP: Jamal al-Barzinji was a client of Janus Merritt, a firm founded by Norquist and David Safavian, a former high-level Bush administration figure who went to jail over his role in the trial of corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Talat Othman, another Amana trustee, gave a benediction at the 2000 GOP convention and once sat on the board of George W. Bush’s Harken Energy. In private, according to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials accuse Mirza and his partners of having Al Qaeda ties. Mirza is also the link between two of the biggest raids in the most intense terror financing investigation in American history. One raid was on Ptech, a Massachusetts software company with major government contracts, funded by a SDGT. Mirza sat on Ptech’s board. The second raid targeted Mirza’s home and an office building at 555 Grove Street in Herndon, Virginia, that—according to the affidavit authorizing the raids—houses dozens of Muslim non-profits and companies that share officers and launder money for eventual dispersal to terrorists in the Middle East. Mirza was central to this investigation; he is an executive or director at many of these organizations.

The Massachusetts and Virginia raids are usually mentioned separately, but there are two major connections. First, not only did Mirza advise Ptech, but one of his Virginia companies, Sterling Advisory Services, controlled something called “Ptech Fund LLC.” Second, a New Jersey bank called BMI held millions of dollars in Grove Street investments, leased IT equipment to Ptech and arranged for investment company Sarmany Ltd to put another $5 million into the software company.

According to the Wall Street Journal, in 1999 a BMI employee told the FBI that the company financed the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998. The bank, which eventually collapsed, was a conduit for two bin Laden brothers, as well as Hamas leader and SDGT Musa abu Marzook.

One of BMI’s founders, Yassin Al-Qadi, was a fundraiser for Osama Bin Laden associate and SDGT Abdul Latif Saleh. Al-Qadi first met Bin Laden in the 1980s, and in October 2001 Al-Qadi was accused of funneling $3 million to him through the bin Mahfouz family’s National Commercial Bank and transferring close to $1 million to Hamas operatives. Al-Qadi fled the US and is now a fugitive.

Another BMI founder, Solomon Biheiri, has been under FBI scrutiny for terrorism ties since 1999. Biheiri sent the proceeds from a 1993 Al-Qadi real estate investment to Hamas operative and SDGT Mohammed Salah. (The feds have yet to put Biheiri away on terrorism charges. They have convicted him twice on minor charges; prosecutors have pushed for steep sentences by alleging that Biheiri led an international terror-financing network, but both times he received one year.)

Before it went defunct, BMI held some questionable investments. The Baraka Group, headed by Saleh Kamel, and the Kuwait Finance House, the financial arm of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood, invested with BMI. Kamel founded a Sudanese bank that held Al Qaeda accounts; one of Kuwait Finance House’s associates was September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.

In the 1990s, Biheiri helped a Saudi named Sulaiman Al-Ali invest $3.7 million with BMI. Al-Ali’s money came from the International Islamic Relief Organization, a group that the CIA said funded Hamas. (IIRO also invested in Global Chemical, a Chicago company that was shut down after being accused of laundering money and supporting terrorism.) Shortly after the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Al-Ali abruptly returned to Saudi Arabia, and the money he’d invested with BMI disappeared. In a lawsuit later filed over the missing funds, Biheiri offered little explanation for the money’s disappearance, other than that he had “mismanaged them.”

Some of Al-Ali’s BMI investments came through his firm Sana-Bell Inc, where Mirza was on the founding board of trustees. Saleh Kamel and another founding trustee, Ibrahim Afandi, appear on the online version of the “Golden Chain,” a document found in Bosnia in 2002 that has been introduced in American courts as a list of Osama Bin Laden’s and Al Qaeda’s top 20 financiers.

Sana-Bell had offices at 555 Grove Street, the central address in the feds’ 2002 raid. Sana-Bell’s articles of incorporation say that upon dissolution its assets go to, among other Islamic organizations, another 555 Grove Street group called the SAFA Trust. (Mirza at one point lived at 11922 Safa Court; the feds raided this house, too.) SAFA Trust and a related Grove Street organization, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, gave financial assistance to Sami al-Arian, a University of South Florida professor convicted on terror charges.

Sana-Bell, SAFA Trust, IIIT, and other 555 Grove Street organizations are part of what David Kane, the U.S. Customs official who wrote the affidavit authorizing the 2002 raids, calls the “Safa Group.” According to Kane, a complex network of financial transactions maintained by this group of companies and charities allowed their profits and donations to end up in the hands of two terrorist organizations, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad-Shikaki.

Mirza served as CEO of Sterling Advisory Services, which controlled many of the 555 Grove Street entities. Sterling Advisory Services controlled something called “Ptech Fund LLC” and Mirza sat on the board of Ptech. Ptech was a Massachusetts software company funded by SDGT Yassin Al-Qadi,. It was contracted to install and manage control system software at the White House and critical government agencies, including the FAA, where it was in operation on 911.

Ptech had several employees and advisors who would later be investigated. Two were involved with Care International, a charity that shares an address with the Alkifah Refugee Center, where the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was planned. Although the company was raided, CEO Oussama Ziade still bragged of White House contracts as late as 2004. When a Ptech whistleblower told the company president that she called the FBI, he reportedly said not to worry—Mirza had contacts high within the FBI. The company eventually changed its name to GoAgile and set up operations in the Middle East.

Mirza is also listed in real estate records in the address (“c/o M. Yaqub Mirza”) of the Heritage Education Trust, which owns 555 and 585 Grove Street. The only explicit purpose listed in The Heritage Education Trust’s tax filings is to assist the Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences, which shares an office with Heritage in Ashburn, Virginia, and once provided chaplains to the Army. In its filings, Heritage Education Trust lists many “related organizations,” several of which are “Safa Group” entities: Heritage Holding, Inc., Sterling Charitable Gift Fund, African Muslim Agency, The Child Development Foundation, American Institute for Societal Studies, Sanabel Al Kheer, Inc., International Islamic Charitable Organization, International Institute of Islamic Thought, York Foundation, and Safa Trust, Inc.

Heritage’s other activities include buying a house in Herndon at 596 Grant St. (400 feet away from 555 Grove St.) in 1998 for $60,000 and selling it for an even $250,000 in 2002 to the Virginia Electric Power Company. Heritage gave $2,175,000 to GSISS between 2002 and 2004 and loaned $5,000,000 to Marjac Holding in 1996. (It was a multi-million dollar transfer from Safa Trust to Heritage to Marjac that led Customs officer David Kane to accuse Heritage of laundering money.

“Marjac” is the name of another Safa Group entity, Marjac Poultry, where Mirza is a secretary. Jamal Barzinji, Marjac Poultry’s CEO, was a “longtime business associate” of SDGT Youssef Nada, who founded the Al Taqwa bank. Al Taqwa acted as a vast Hawala network, an Islamic sort of Western Union where people can deposit money to be forwarded to other members around the world. Barzinji is also the head of an American Islamic think tank that in May 2006 hosted an event with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the U.S., Prince Turki al-Faisal, a close friend of President George W. Bush. In 2001, al-Barzinji hired the lobbying services of Janus-Merritt Strategies, a firm founded by GOP heavyweight Grover Norquist and David Safavian, who went on to become the Chief of Staff at the General Services Administration and who was convicted of obstruction of justice in connection with the Jack Abramoff bribery and corruption scandal. That same year, al-Barzinji spoke at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, where he cast doubts on whether Al Qaeda coordinated the attacks of September 11th. “It is not only that we don’t have any proof, but the FBI doesn’t have any proof,” he said. “They are still looking.” (In 2004, Karen Hughes, close advisor to President Bush, spoke at the same conference.)

Customs officer Kane claims that Marjac Poultry was instrumental in the laundering of terror money. In the affidavit, he showed that Marjac Poultry wrote a $250,000 check to the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund in October 2001 and that Sterling transferred $250,000 over the next five weeks into the account of the SAAR Foundation.

The SAAR Foundation was one of the founding associations in the Safa Group network and had offices at 555 Grove Street. SAAR was founded in Saudi Arabia by the Al-Rajihi family as a charity focusing on health and education. The organization took its name from Sulaiman Abdul Aziz al Rajhi, who was listed on the online “Golden Chain.” Just before the foundation dissolved in December 2000, it sent most of its assets to charities in the Isle of Man, an island in the Irish Sea known for holding the accounts of “drug dealers and money launderers.” Kane said his investigation of the Safa Group’s money trail was stymied when it got to the Isle of Man.

From 1985 to 1990, the assistant to the president of SAAR was Abdurrahman Alamoudi, who is now serving 23 years in prison for terrorist funding and involvement in a Libyan plot to assassinate the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Alamoudi’s wide-ranging experience includes fundraising in the United States for Al Qaeda and a stint as a consultant for the Pentagon. He also helped found the high-profile American Muslim Council, under whose auspices he appeared at a prayer service with President Bush. Alamoudi also provided $10,000 in seed money to the Islamic Free Market Institute, which was founded by Khaled Saffuri, a former Alamoudi deputy at AMC, and Grover Norquist, close friend of corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff and George Bush. (According to Saffuri, the Islamic Free Market Institute returned Alamoudi’s contribution in 2001.)

The Amana Mutual Fund, founded by Mirza in 1986, has hosted Safa Group entities as well as a former colleague of George W. Bush on its board of trustees. Marjac CEO and Janus Merritt client Jamal al-Barzinji once sat on the board. Samir Salah still sits on the board of Amana. Salah was a director of the Taibah International Aid Association, whose Bosnian branch was labeled SDGT by the U.S. Salah founded Dar al-Hijra, a Virginia mosque that is known for radical Wahhabi preaching and was visited by two 9/11 hijackers. He also set up and managed a branch of Bank al Taqwa, which was used by Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. shut down the bank in November 2001.

Current Amana trustee Talat Othman was the founding chairman of Grover Norquist’s Islamic Institute, and he gave a benediction at the 2000 GOP convention. In the late 1980s, Othman was handpicked to sit on the board of George W. Bush’s Harken Energy by a stockholder named Abdullah Taha Bakhsh. Bakhsh is a former associate of Ghaith Pharoan, who is a fugitive from charges related to the collapse of BCCI, the largest bank fraud in world history. Bakhsh was also close with James Bath, a friend of George W. Bush from the National Guard, and it was this relationship that led a federal financial crime unit to investigate in 1992 whether Bath was allowing Saudi wealth to influence U.S. policy. (Bath himself was briefly president of an aviation company later implicated in the Iran Contra scandal, and in the 1970s, he represented the financial interests of Salem Bin Laden—Osama’s brother—and Khalid bin Mahfouz, a BCCI director who started a foundation that Treasury accuses of funneling money to Al Qaeda.) In the months leading up to the 1991 invasion of Iraq, Othman met several times with President George H.W. Bush and National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft.

Mirza has never been charged with a crime. He gave $100,000 to families of 9/11 victims and is widely lauded as a philanthropist.

Sources

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    * www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_570.shtml
    * www.ajc.com/news/content/news/1103/17terror.html
    * “Affidavit traces financial probe of poultry firm,” By REBECCA CARR. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Apr. 11, 2005

Linux helps RTOS vendor win major defense contract


LynuxWorks expects to double revenue and increase staffing 30 percent within a year, thanks to an enormous US defense project. The company says its LynxOS-178 operating system was chosen for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Integrated Computer System (ICS), largely due to Linux binary compatibility.

The US Army describes FCS as "a joint (across all the military services) networked (connected via advanced communications) system of systems (one large system made up of 18 individual systems, the network, and most importantly, the Soldier)."


    FCS aims to improve situational awareness through cutting-edge computing and networking technology


LynuxWorks CEO Inder Singh says that essentially every RTOS vendor bid on the project, and that Linux binary compatibility helped LynuxWorks come out on top. "The project decided on an open approach from the beginning. SOSCOE (system-of-systems common operating environment) has to run on ICS, and it was written on Linux."

LynuxWorks's added a Linux ABI to LynxOS 4.0 in March of 2002, saying the feature would enable Linux applications to run unmodified on the proprietary RTOS (real-time operating system). Singh says the company is currently working to implement the feature on LynxOS-178, a version of LynxOS launched in March of 2003, and said to be certifiable to the US FAA's (Federal Aeronautics Administration's) DO-178B level A standard. "LynxOS-178 is LynxOS 4.0, with time and space partitioning," explains Singh. "And, it has gone through the certification process."

According to Singh, the selection process for the project lasted more than a year, during which the performance of Linux applications on LynxOS 4.0 proved to be an order of magnitude faster than on a UML (user-mode Linux) partition. Hower, LynuxWorks is also working on a UML solution, based on its LynxSecure partitioning kernel, expected to ship in July. This suggests UML partioning could also play a role in the massive FCS project.

According to Singh, 18 major defense contractors are involved in FCS, which could ultimately cost $145 to $200 billion, including vehicles, sensors, weapons systems, and more. The ICS part of FCS involves seven distinct hardware platforms, Singh says, including PowerPC, Apogee 5, and multi-core processors, as well as advanced networking technologies, such as software-defined radio.


    This cave-searching bot is one of numerous planned FCS systems


Singh says LynuxWorks's contract stretches through 2014, but that the terms of the contract do not allow financial disclosure. LynuxWorks's contract is through General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, which was contracted by Boeing, which in turn was contracted by the US Army. Once operational, the FCS program is expected to roll out across other US military branches.

Sing said, "There are 18 different weapons platforms, plus soldiers. So, you can look at it as 18 new programs, under one label. It's win one but get 18."

LynuxWorks's LynxOS 4.0 development kit is currently priced at $18,000 per developer seat. The FCS project will also use LynuxWorks's Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE, and its Spyker and TotalView tools, Singh said.
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Linux powers autonomous military ground vehicle

iRobot used embedded Linux to build an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) aimed at military scouting, guarding, and hauling applications. The "R-Gator" is based on John Deere's diesel-powered, 658cc M-Gator military utility vehicle platform, with control, navigation, and object-avoidance systems based on BlueCat Linux from LynuxWorks.


R-Gator is based on John Deere's M-Gator platform

iRobot describes R-Gator as "an intelligent UGV that can autonomously perform dangerous military missions, including acting as an unmanned scout, 'point man,' perimeter guard, [and] pack/ammo/supply carrier for soldiers, marines, and airmen." The R-Gator can be shifted quickly between remote operation, autonomous, and manual modes, a feature that lets military personnel evaluate unmanned vehicle technology in "numerous operational scenarios," the company says.


R-Gator in automous robotic follow mode

In autonomous mode, the vehicle can provide robotic following, as shown in the photo above. Or, it can autonomously navigate to GPS waypoints, using "teach and playback," iRobot says.


The R-Gator's control, navigation, and obstacle avoidance systems are based on LynuxWorks's BlueCat Linux, which features a 2.6 Linux kernel. LynuxWorks says BlueCat provides a stable, reliable COTS (commercial, off-the-shelf) embedded OS suitable for both small, consumer-type devices and large-scale, multi-CPU systems.

LynuxWorks CEO Inder Singh stated, "We continue to see Linux and open standards gain tremendous momentum [in] mission-critical military systems. Linux is rapidly becoming the leading de-facto open standard embedded platform in both commercial and military systems that require a high degree of interoperability and software reuse."

Retired Navy Vice Admiral Joe Dyer stated, "The iRobot John Deere R-Gator can perform treacherous and strenuous duties, keeping soldiers out of harm's way."

In addition to the R-Gator, iRobot makes several other military robots based in Linux. "All our military robots are based on Linux," said Osa Fitch, program executive of iRobot's government and industrial robotics division, speaking today at LynuxWorks's invitation-only "Vision Summit" in San Jose.


iRobot's PackBot Scout, Explorer, and EOD

iRobot's other Linux-powered military robots include three variations of its tractor-like "PackBot" design, including Scout, Explorer, and EOD models respectively targeting reconnaisance, intelligence, and EOD (explosive ordnance disposal).

Additionally, iRobot markets "roomba" and "scooba" robots aimed respectively at domestic floor vacuuming and mopping.
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Real-time Linux powers military radio, more

FSMLabs reports that its real-time Linux OS is being used in three R&D projects involving wireless communications systems. The projects involve software-defined radio, saving power with directional antennas, and cellular/IPv6 network interoperation.

Harris Systems's Linux-based military radio system

Harris Systems was awarded a contract in 2002 by Lockheed Martin to build a military tactical communications system called WIN-T (warfighter information network-tactical). According to Tim Kaiser, Harris's WIN-T software lead, the company used RTLinux in a software-defined radio built as part of that project. The US Army News Service reported earlier this month that the Harris-developed WIN-T system proved popular with soldiers and commanders in field testing, in part because it worked better on the move and over great distances than currently deployed technology.

Directional antennas in ad hoc networking

BBN, meanwhile, used RTLinux in a large, government-funded experiment aimed at testing the hypothesis that directional antennas, combined with GPS technology, could reduce power use and improve performance of ad hoc networks by an order of magnitude (a tenfold improvement). The BBN experiment involved 20 SUVs and a helicopter fitted with 802.11b radios, sophisticated antenna arrays, GPS receivers, and "government laptops" running RTLinux. Communications between the vehicles was tested during movements throughout a lightly used, partially wooded area measuring 4km by 3km.


Twenty SUVs with tinted windows were deployed over a 4km by 3km area

A paper about the BBN experiment can be found here (PDF download). A PowerPoint presentation showing how the project used relays and separate low- and high-power radios to conserve energy can be found here (PPT file download).

Institute Eurecom's cellular/IPv6 research

Additionally, Institute Eurecom (IE) researchers in Sophia-Antipolis, France, reportedly used the free version of RTLinux in a research project involving the interoperation of cellular networks with IPv6 networks.

Read the whitepaper

Details about all three R&D projects can be found in an FSMLabs whitepaper.

Three uses of RTLinux in next-generation ad hoc wireless networking

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Ok with this article here, you basically have enough circumstantial evidence to flat out say that Mirza donated 1.5 million directly to SAL, or System Architectures laboratory.  His SAAR affiliated organization donated 1.5 mil to GMU (this is a fact) and the only 2 places at GMU where it would have made any sense whatsoever as to what the money specifically went to would have been either SAL (most likely--based on Dr. Ibrahim himself stating that Ptech was specifically worked on there, and the only place where it would have been is in the SAL under A.H. Levis), that or less likely but still possible is the Critical Infrastructure Protection program branch there.

The thing that makes it most likely that it was SAL is the fact that Mirza is proven to be a shareholder of LinuxWorks which puts him squarely in line with directly supporting FCS, which makes the most sense because that in and of itself was the chief motivating factor for them to execute 9/11, replete with the advancement of C4ISR into solidifying and confirming the "effectiveness" of the Department of Defense Architecture Framework 1.0 at the time (which was the foundational precursor to FCS).

http://nationalreview.com/comment/comment-epstein052103.asp

May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m.
Trails Lead to Saudis
A Virginia terror probe continues.

By Matthew Epstein

In March 2002, Federal terrorism investigators descended upon a group of Saudi-backed executives operating out of northern Virginia. The government hauled away truckloads of files and computer hard drives from the "SAAR Network," a web of dozens of related companies with interlocking officers, directors, and corporate headquarters.
    
The Treasury Department suspected the group was laundering money for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

Now over a year after the raids, many are asking whether the Justice Department will hand down indictments or clear the targets' names. While the government has revealed very little about the lengthy probe, documents recently made public in terrorism trials across the nation shed new light on the subjects of this ongoing terrorism investigation.

At the center is SAAR Executive Yaqub Mirza. Mirza has been publicly linked to the alleged financing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad through his organizations International Institute of Islamic Thought and Safa Trust. He was also a director of Ptech, the Boston-based software company raided by a terrorism task force last year for its connections with designated al Qaeda financier Yasin Kadi. Mirza has denied wrongdoing.

In light of the new documents, investigators are revisiting the financial activities of two SAAR affiliated Islamic charities, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), and its sister organization Sana-Bell, Inc.

IIRO, SANA-BELL & THE GOLDEN CHAIN
Red flags have been raised by the fact that Sana-Bell's Washington, D.C. branch was founded by two known al Qaeda financiers, Saleh Kamel and Ibrahim Afandi. Yaqub Mirza is also listed as a founding trustee.

Kamel and Afandi are members of the Golden Chain, a group of wealthy Gulf patrons that donated millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden. Former al Qaeda operatives have explained how Golden Chain financiers would donate funds earmarked for bin Laden by way of the Saudi evangelical charity the Muslim World League. Both Sana-Bell and IIRO are operational arms of the Muslim World League.

The Golden Chain was established at the time of al Qaeda's formation in 1988; Sana-Bell's DC branch was organized only months later.

AL QAEDA IN BOSNIA
In the 1990's, IIRO and Sana-Bell spearheaded the relief effort for the Bosnian Muslims. On 1996 U.S. tax forms, IIRO listed $4.5 million in total grants and allocations; $3.9 million went to "Emergency relief supplies (medical supplies) to International Islamic Relief in Bosnia."

A newly released 1996 CIA report explains that "nearly one third of the Islamic NGOs in the Balkans have facilitated the activities of Islamic groups that engage in terrorism." In fact, Osama bin Laden once explained that he felt it was important to assist the Bosnians in an effort to establish a base of operations in Europe, from which al Qaeda would have easy access to Western nations. Without surprise, IIRO relief worker identity cards were found on the bodies of dead mujahedeen fighters in Bosnia.

SULAIMAN AL-ALI: CORRUPT LEADER OR TERROR FINANCIER?
The U.S. based activities of Sana-Bell and IIRO first caught the attention of terrorism investigators in 1997 when FBI agents raided the offices of their operational leader, Sulaiman al-Ali. In a 33-page affidavit alleging money laundering and fraud, FBI Special Agent Valerie Donohue concluded that, "IRO holds itself out to the public as a charitable organization, but has disbursed significant sums of money in ways that do not appear consistent with a charitable mission."

Federal agents alleged that al-Ali laundered over $1 million dollars through Global Chemical Corporation, a Chicago-based chemical manufacturer. The president of Global Chemical is currently serving a 51-month sentence for fraud.

According to his former business partners, al-Ali was a wealthy and influential figure in Saudi Arabia. As a member of IIRO's executive committee, he solicited donations directly from the Saudi Royal family.

Tax filings reveal that from 1992 to 1998 al-Ali invested millions of dollars in shadowy real estate deals operated by the private Islamic investment bank BMI, Inc. BMI's backers include two Specially Designated Terrorists (Musa Marzouk and Yasin Kadi) and two bin Laden brothers.

Sana-Bell later filed a lawsuit against al-Ali and BMI for $3.7 million that disappeared. Despite years of running Sana-Bell's finances, Yaqub Mirza and Sana-Bell argued that al-Ali lacked authority to transact on Sana-Bell's behalf.

To terrorism investigators following the money trial, Sana-Bell's sudden break with al-Ali and BMI is troubling. Sana-Bell executives first questioned al-Ali's financial activities on August 18, 1998, only eleven days after the East African embassy bombings. Court filings explain that BMI was contacted by a top Muslim World League official from Saudi Arabia, described as "the Pope of the Muslims," and instructed to "cancel the validity of [al-Ali's] signature in regard to all of our accounts with your firm."

According to a sworn statement filed by FBI Special Agent Robert Wright, a BMI accountant confessed that he feared money he transferred overseas might have helped finance the attack.

OTHER AL QAEDA LINKS
Investigators are probing other connections between Sana-Bell head Sulaiman Al-Ali and al Qaeda.

In a 1991 tax filing, al-Ali disclosed that he had a "strong relationship" with Lajnat al-Dawa, Kuwait, an agency involved in "assisting the Afghan Refugees in Pakistan." Lajnat al-Dawa has since been listed by the Treasury Department as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) as a result of their financial and operational support of al Qaeda. September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and his older brother Zahed headed the Lajnat al-Dawa operations in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Lajnat al-Dawa's sister organization, Lajnat al-Alam, was identified in the 1996 CIA report as a supporter of Arab mujahedeen training camps in Bosnia.

Saudi officials have told reporters that Sulaiman al-Ali was arrested by authorities upon his return to Saudi Arabia in October 2000. Shortly after, he was released on bail. Saudi officials could not confirm if any legal action followed.

As the Saudis are unlikely to make al-Ali available to U.S. investigators, perhaps Yaqub Mirza or his personal files can help fill in some of the missing links.

— Matthew Epstein is an attorney and senior terrorism analyst at the Investigative Project, a Washington, D.C.-based counterterrorism think tank established in 1995.

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The MIAA enables military information architects to create and maintain a structured, comprehensive, living "information back plane"--a set of integrated architecture models--that helps decision makers plan for and manage change in the information-related capabilities that are critical to the success of military operations and enterprises.

The MIAA creates and automatically enforces a consistent taxonomy (artifacts, interrelationships and rules) throughout all operational, system, and technical view products with domain-specific metamodels based on concepts and behavior rules adapted from the DoD C4ISR Architecture Framework, the CADM, and operational experience. The MIAA also incorporates the ability to organize architecture data according to Zachman, Boer and other architecture frameworks, and provides file-based interfaces to the Joint C4ISR Architecture Planning System (JCAPS) and powerful discrete event simulation capability (Design/CPN).

The Ptech Military Information Architecture Accelerator (MIAA) is based upon ideas and products outlined in the DoD C4ISR Architecture Framework, Version 2.1.  That document is “intended to ensure that the architectures developed by the geographic and functional unified Commands, military Services, and defense Agencies are interrelatable between and among organizations’ operational, systems, and technical architecture views, and are comparable and integrateable across Joint and multi-national organizational boundaries.”

Ptech’s military architecture capability addresses these intentions, enabling military information architects to:

    * construct fully integrated, interactive, C4ISR Architecture Framework-compliant models of the entire set of architectural data, and confirm the completeness and self-consistency of the data set
       
    * conduct initial analyses of the data set or any subset thereof
       
    * share both the model views and the analysis products among all stakeholders via web publishing and reporting

Our  consultants can help you design and capture your architecture data within a single, concordant KnowledgeBase.  This interactive, “living architecture” will enable you to represent and analyze data you have now, and will also form the basis for planning, assessing and managing future changes.”

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The Ptech Military Information Architecture Accelerator rests upon a conceptual model which governs the behavior of the modeling environment.  This conceptual model includes classes and associations arranged in a set of metamodels whose rules were adapted from C4ISR Architecture Framework, V. 2.1, CADM, and practical experience.  Our object-oriented modeling environment allows you to capture and analyze data in a single concordant KnowledgeBase.  All diagrams modeled in FrameWork are linked to each other through the metamodels that govern them and the objects they contain.  In FrameWork, you can also attach subdiagrams to objects, providing as much “drill-down” capability as the architecture may require.  Customized forms and reports augment the KnowledgeBase,  offering text-based interfaces to the information.  Taken together, these capabilities enable architects to slice and dice comprehensive, complex architecture data in a variety of ways.

Our Version 1.5 release supports modeling and reporting capabilities for:

      Operational Products: OV-1, OV-2, OV-3, OV-4, OV-5, OV-6a, OV-6b, OV-6c,

      System Products: SV-1, SV-2, SV-3, SV-4, SV-5, SV-6, SV-7, SV-8, SV-9, SV-10a, SV-10b, SV-10c

      Technical Products: TV-1, TV-2

      Other Products: AV-2

      Upcoming Products include: OV-7 and SV-11

The current release represents a step along the path toward the final version, which will incorporate the essential and supporting DoD Architecture Framework products.  Future releases will integrate these products, and maintain compatibility with prior versions.

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    * AV-2 Report Templates
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Strategic Partnerships

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    * Created an interface between FrameWork and Design/CPN
    * Enables users to take their architectures to a high-quality simulation and conduct sensitivity analyses to support executive decision makers
    * Enables high-quality prediction of architecture performance and sensitivity analyses

JCAPS Interface development effort

    * USSTRATCOM-funded effort to create two-way batch file interface between FrameWork and JCAPS repository
    * Enables users to leverage unique capabilities of each system

Continuing Enterprise Architecture efforts in government & industry

    * FEAF, TEAF, IRS AF, ITAA
    * Will advance the theory and practical application of Information Architecture in general--should speed incorporation of specific additional capabilities

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Technical Architecture Products

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE PRODUCTS:

TV-1:  Technical Architecture Profile Matrix

      The TV-1 report enables analysis of the impact and timing of changing technologies on all systems.  FrameWork gives you the ability to make internodal, intranodal and intrasystem perspectives. 

TV-2:  Standards Technology Forecast Matrix

      The TV-2 report enables analysis of the impact and timing of changing standards on all systems.  FrameWork gives you the ability to make internodal, intranodal and intrasystem perspectives. 
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Operational Architecture Products

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE OPERATIONAL ARCHITECTURE PRODUCTS:


OV-1:  High-level Operational Concept Graphic

      The OV-1 model diagram is intended to represent a general overview to the lines of communication in your architecture.  In FrameWork, it is a fully integrated subset of the data that adds significant richness and value on its own, and functions as a gateway to the rest of your KnowledgeBase. 


OV-2:  Operational Node Connectivity Description

      The OV-2 contains data on needlines and information exchanges between operational nodes.  Through our forms interface, FrameWork allows you to enter one or more IERs per needline, as well as record specific characteristics for each IER.  Our OV-2 model diagram also offers you the capability to organize operational nodes according to functional and process areas.

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OV-3:  Operational Information Exchange Matrix

      The OV-3 matrix reports on the IER specifications including media, quality, quantity, and direction, emphasizing the logical and operational characteristics.  In FrameWork, the matrix is created through our code generation capability and output as a spreadsheet file. 


OV-4:  Command Relationships Chart

      The OV-4 depicts relationships among organizations in your architecture.  FrameWork supports Command, Coordination, and Internal Command relationship types, and also includes a feature designed to create user-defined relationships. 


OV-5: IDEF-like Activity Model

      The OV-5 describes activities and the exchange of information between those activities.  In FrameWork, you can build activity hierarchies, and IDEF-like activity models, including ICOMs and external exchanges. 


OV-6a:  Operational Rules Model

      The OV-6a captures business requirements and their relationshsips with operational activities in the form of structural assertions, action assertions and derivation assertions.  FrameWork also allows you to relate rules to Guidance Statements and Information Exchanges. 


OV-6b:  Operational State Transition Description

      The OV-6b describes the sequencing of activities in your operational architecture according to external or internal events, and business rules.


OV-6c:  Operational Event/Trace Description

      The OV-6c may be used in conjuction with the OV-6b to highlight a critical sequence of events.  The OV-6c also incorporates operational nodes that must take action based on  certain events within a specified time frame.   
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System Architecture Products

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE PRODUCTS:

SV-1:  System Interface Description

      The System Interface Description behaves as an intermediary between operational and system views, showing generalized representations of communication pathways and networks.  FrameWork gives you the ability to make internodal, intranodal and intrasystem perspectives. 

SV-2:  System Communications Description

      While the Interfaces on the SV-1 represent logical constructs, the Links depicted on the SV-2 represent actual physical pathways between Systems.  System and Link specifications such as status, classification, and interoperability level, are entered through supporting forms. 

SV-3:  System2 Matrix

      The SV-3 matrix reports on the system-to-system interface relationships created on the SV-1.  FrameWork creates the matrix through our code generation capability, whose output may be accessed through any spreadsheet application. Our matrix organizes systems according to their applicable functional and process areas. 

SV-4:  System Funtionality Description

      The SV-4 depicts the data flows between system functions.  In FrameWork, you can drill-down into the data flows to relate them with data exchanges and specific data elements.  You may also use the SV-4 to depict system functionality hierarchies. 

SV-5:  Operational Activity to System Funtion Traceability Matrix

      The SV-5 reports on interrelated leaf-level operational activities and system functions.  In FrameWork, you can automatically generate the SV-5 matrix as a spreadsheet report, once all the associations between activities and system functions exist in your architecture. 

SV-6:  System Data Exchange Requirements Matrix

      The SV-6 report is similar to the concept of the OV-3. It is a detailed report about all system data exchange requirements and the actual data exchanges that satisfy them. 

SV-7:  System Performance Parameters Matrix

      The SV-7 report is a detailed report that expresses the hardware and software elements that make up systems along with the parameters against which the system or element's performance will be measured, and to record details about the measurement. 


SV-8:  System Evolution Discription Description

      The SV-8 describes plans for modernizing an enterprise over time, capturing the sytems involved, the migration timeline and pertinent milestones. 

SV-9:  System Technology Forecast Matrix

      The SV-9 report is a detailed spreadsheet of the impact and timing of changing technologies on selected systems. 


SV-10a:  System Rules Model

      The SV-10a  captures contraints of system design or implementation as they are related to system functions.  These system rules may be structural assertions, action assertions or derivation assertions. 

SV-10b:  Systems State Transition Description

      The SV-10b is the systems counterpart to the OV-6b.  It describes events and states at the system level, and shows the sequencing of system functions. 

SV-10c:  Systems Event/Trace Description

      The SV-10c extends the SV-10b to allow the tracing of a critical sequence of events.  On the systems side, the SV-10c reflects the system aspects of the events described in the operational event/trace description.



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Re: Ptech used in Desert Storm - Future Combat Systems - Global Dictatorship
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 02:32:39 AM »
Going through all the links reference in this thread; finding some are not there anymore - found this article which is relevant to PTech history - (sorry if a dupe of this exists in another thread, but it seems to fit right in here...)

Dubai port deal is nothing compared to Ptech
http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_570.shtml

By Devlin Buckley
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Mar 6, 2006, 00:49

While Congress and the media focus on the potential dangers of a UAE-owned company running American port operations, any possible threat is dwarfed by the current insecurity of the US government’s computer infrastructure, which has been compromised by a company with alleged multiple connections to terrorist financing.

The company, once known as Ptech (now GoAgile), has been contracted to provide sophisticated computer software to several government agencies, including the Army, the Air Force, Naval Air Command, Congress, the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, Customs, the FAA, the IRS, NATO, the FBI, the Secret Service, and the White House.

Shortly after 9/11, the company’s primary investor, Yassin al-Qadi (al-Kadi), was identified by the US government as a specially designated global terrorist. Officials describe al-Qadi as one of Osama bin Laden’s "chief money launderers," and allege he transferred as much as $3 billion to al-Qaeda during the 1990s.

Al-Qadi is a wealthy Saudi with connections to banking, diamonds, chemicals, construction, transportation, and real estate. He once headed Muwafaq, an Islamic charity the US Treasury Department described as an “al Qaeda front that receives funding from wealthy Saudi businessmen.”

Al-Qadi also maintained an unusually close relationship with notable US politicians. While attempting to defend Ptech, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts (ADCMA) revealed the fact that al-Qadi “was prominent in Washington circles and even showed President Jimmy Carter and Dick Cheney around during their visits to Saudi Arabia.”

Al-Qadi told an Arab newspaper in October of 2001 that he “spoke to [Dick Cheney] at length” and they “even became friends.” Similarly, while speaking with Computer World Magazine, Ptech cofounder Oussama Ziade said that al-Qadi “talked very highly of his relationship with [former President] Jimmy Carter and [Vice President] Dick Cheney."

Ptech, under al-Qadi’s ownership, supplied the US government with what is known as enterprise architecture. According to Glenn Watt of Backbone Security, "Enterprise architecture is really the design, the layout, the blueprint if you will for the computer networks and computer systems that are going to go into an organization." In regard to Ptech, he said, “The software they put on your system could be collecting every key stroke that you type while you are on the computer. It could be establishing a connection to the outside terrorist organization through all of your security measures."

John Zachman, who is considered the “father” of enterprise architecture, said, "You would know where the access points are, you'd know how to get in, you would know where the weaknesses are, you'd know how to destroy it."

Former FBI counterterrorism analyst Matthew Levitt has said, “For someone like [al-Qadi] to be involved in a capacity in an organization, a company that has access to classified information, that has access to government open or classified computer systems would be of grave concern.”

While trying to play down such fears, Ptech cofounder Oussama Ziade, along with Ptech’s vice president of professional services, Joseph Johnson, have claimed many times to the press that al-Qadi had little to do with the company and did not give any money to Ptech after 1994.

Other Ptech employees, however, told the FBI that al-Qadi was introduced to them as “the owner” of the company.

Confirming this, Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, who is described by the conservative Front Page Magazine as “the world’s leading expert on Narco-Terrorism and a noteworthy authority on international terrorism, political corruption, money laundering, drug trafficking, and organized crime,” reported that al-Qadi made a $14 million investment in Ptech in 1998, making him the company’s major investor.

In total, according to Ehrenfeld, al-Qadi “invested at least $18 million directly in Ptech, $5 million through the Isle of Man, and $9 million indirectly through BMI, a now-defunct New Jersey-based Islamic investment firm with connections to other members on Ptech’s management and investors. . . . Al-Kadi also transferred $2 million USD to Ptech from Switzerland between 1997 and 2000, according to Swiss investigators.”

Adding further concerns, al-Qadi was only one of many Ptech investors and managers with alleged connections to terrorist financing.

Former Ptech board member Soliman Biheiri, who was recently convicted of lying to investigators regarding his affiliations with known terrorists, was in charge of the above-mentioned New Jersey investment bank, BMI, which according to court documents was used as a financial conduit for al-Qaeda and Hamas supporters. The FBI discovered the true principals behind BMI were actually Yassin al-Qadi and Hamas leader Musa abu Marzook.

Investigators also accuse Ptech’s Biheiri of using BMI to funnel $3.7 million from an Islamic charity, entitled the SAAR Foundation, to Islamist terrorists. The president and CEO of the SAAR Foundation was Yakub Mirza, who was also on Ptech’s board of directors, and who is said to have contacts high within the FBI.

Furthermore, Ptech’s vice president and chief scientist, Hussein Ibrahim, was the founder and president of the aforementioned BMI. In fact, Ptech, al-Qadi, Biheiri, Ibrahim, BMI, Mirza, and SAAR, all maintained financial connections with one another, as well as with other organizations and fronts allegedly connected to money laundering and terrorist financing, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Taqwa, the Safa Foundation, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), and others.

Ptech’s chief architect, Suheil Laher, headed yet another Islamic charity entitled Care International, which the FBI and IRS claim was “engaged in the solicitation and expenditure of funds to support the mujahideen and promote jihad.”

Top Ptech investor and manager, Muhamed Mubayyid, served as Care’s treasurer, and has since been indicted for lying on tax returns and concealing the charity’s true activities. Mubayyid also donated money to the Alkifah Refugees Center, which maintained the same corporate office as Care, and from where the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was launched.

Also part of this financial nexus was Ptech founder Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi, who, according to the US Treasury Department, “had a close relationship with al Qaida and had raised money for al Qaida in the United States.” He has since been sentenced to a maximum of 23-years in prison for illegal dealings with Libya, including his admitted involvement in a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.

Alamoudi also founded a US Army chaplain program for which he served as a consultant for over a decade. A former Justice Department official has described the program as a “spy service for al-Qaeda."

Like al-Qadi, Alamoudi was also influential in elite Washington circles. According to The Washington Post, as head of the American Muslim Council, Alamoudi “met with senior Clinton and Bush administration officials in his efforts to bolster Muslim political prominence.”

In February 2003, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby wrote:

“[In 2000] Alamoudi was one of several Muslims invited to meet with candidate [George W.] Bush in Austin, Texas. Alamoudi is certainly influential -- but he is also an open backer of terrorism. In October 2000, he was cheered at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, DC, when he declared: "We are all supporters of Hamas. . . . I am also a supporter of Hezbollah." Three months later he was in Beirut for a terrorist summit, along with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda.”

Amazingly, Alamoudi -- who allegedly has direct connections to the 9/11 conspirators -- was invited to a prayer service with President Bush three days after the 9/11 attacks.

There are indications that al-Qadi, Alamoudi, and other suspected terrorists were protected from prosecution by high-ranking US officials, effectively preventing the FBI from stopping 9/11.

FBI Agent Robert Wright, who was in charge of pursuing al-Qadi and his associates during the 1990s, said the FBI "intentionally and repeatedly thwarted and obstructed" his attempts to arrest terrorists, seize assets, and expand his investigation into the financial network of which al-Qadi allegedly was a part.

After his investigation into al-Qadi was shut down entirely in 1999, Wright completed a manuscript, entitled "Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission," which, he said, "outlines, in very specific detail, what I believe allowed September 11th to happen." The government has banned the manuscript from being released.

Approximately three months prior to the 9/11 attacks, agent Wright wrote a memo warning that American citizens would die as a result of the FBI’s incompetence. He said there was “virtually no effort on the part of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit to neutralize known and suspected international terrorists living in the United States."

According to former Justice Department prosecutor John Loftus, even after 9/11 “people in the intelligence community came and said-guys like Alamoudi . . . and other terrorists weren’t being touched because they’d been ordered not to investigate the cases, not to prosecute them, because they were being funded by the Saudis and a political decision was being made at the highest levels, don’t do anything that would embarrass the Saudi government." He went on to say:

“[W]ho was it that fixed the cases? How could these guys operate for more than a decade immune from prosecution? And, the answer is coming out in a very strange place. What Alamoudi and al-Arian have in common is a guy named Grover Norquist. He’s the super lobbyist. . .

Grover Norquist’s best friend is Karl Rove, the White House chief of staff, and apparently Norquist was able to fix things.”

Shortly after 9/11, several Ptech employees -- upon hearing reports of Yassin al-Qadi’s connections to terrorist financing – began pleading with the FBI to investigate the company. However, as reported by the National Review Online, “the bureau did nothing, despite knowing that Qadi was a primary financier of Ptech. . . . Frighteningly, when an employee told the President of Ptech he felt he had to contact the FBI regarding Qadi's involvement in the company, the president allegedly told him not to worry because [Ptech board member] Yaqub Mirza . . . had contacts high within the FBI. . . . After months of the FBI refusing to do anything substantive, it took the efforts of U.S. Customs, now a part of Homeland Security, to raid the business in December 2002 and jumpstart the investigation into the alleged terrorist financial network.”

Despite the raid, no charges were ever brought against Ptech.

Company cofounder Ziade, who has gone to great lengths to profess Ptech’s innocence, said all the “innuendo” made it impossible to attract new clients, forcing Ptech to become a “virtual company” and market its software through an unidentified third party.

According to The Patriot Ledger of Boston, despite the forced transition, “most of the company's clients, including several federal agencies, did not drop Ptech as a vendor.” In May of 2004, Ziade told The Ledger, ‘‘We still have government agencies as customers, including the White House.”

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 03:29:44 AM »
Going through all the links reference in this thread; finding some are not there anymore

I have moved some stuff around, merged some things into other threads (i.e. some to general), etc.

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Re: Ptech used in Desert Storm - Future Combat Systems - Global Dictatorship
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 11:52:54 AM »
I have moved some stuff around, merged some things into other threads (i.e. some to general), etc.

I'm working with Lavoslayer to pull some info together - right now focused on this thread. Does this thread have everything (to date) that you want here? (I'm outlining/he's writing articles.. so we want to make sure we've got all the info you feel should be included - thanks!)

Oops.. I should amend that. We're focused on the Nework centric warfare thread (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=129340.0#top)... from which this thread is referenced. How do you keep your sanity AI? It's just mindblowing.
And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Re: Ptech used in Desert Storm - Future Combat Systems - Global Dictatorship
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 12:04:48 AM »
How do you keep your sanity AI? It's just mindblowing.

Good question.

Btw I just found out that FCS was developed in 2000:

http://web.archive.org/web/20000619185700/http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2000/b05092000_bt236-00.html

                                                           No. 236-00
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 9, 2000   (703)697-5737(public/industry)

DARPA AND ARMY SELECT CONTRACTORS FOR FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS PROGRAMS

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army today selected four contractor teams for the first phase of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. Each team has entered into a "Section 845/804 Other Transaction for Prototypes" agreement for the initial 24-month conceptual design phase.

The selected contractor team leads and agreement amounts are: The Boeing Co., Phantom Works, Seattle, Wash. - Agreement amount (cost-shared with company): $23,299,998. Government share: $10,000,000.

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. - Agreement amount (cost-shared with company): $12,830,470. Government share: $10,000,000.

TEAM FoCuS Vision CONSORTIUM, c/o Raytheon Co., Plano, Texas - Agreement amount (cost-shared with consortium): $14,000,000. Government share: $10,000,000.

Team Gladiator (TRW Inc., Carson, Calif.; Lockheed Martin Inc., Lockheed Martin Vought Systems, Dallas, Texas; CSC/Nichols Research, Huntsville, Ala.; Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio; IITRI/AB Tech Group, Alexandria, Va.) - Agreement amount (cost-shared with consortium): $15,461,499. Government share: $10,000,000.

The FCS demonstration program is a collaborative DARPA/Army program to design and demonstrate future combat systems that can be the centerpiece of the Army's Objective Force vision. Key to this vision is that contractors use an innovative, "clean sheet of paper" approach in order to design a highly responsive, strategic and tactical system with the multiple capabilities now embodied in today's force.

During the first phase of the program, contractor teams will develop two design concepts; each concept must provide the deployability, agility, versatility, lethality, survivability and sustainability envisioned for the Objective Force. The first concept will be for a network-centric, distributed force that will include a manned command and control element/personnel carrier, a robotic direct-fire system, a robotic non-line of sight system, an all-weather robotic sensor system, coupled with other layered sensors. The second concept will be the team's own design approach for a system of systems.

The envisioned Objective Force must provide the Army with a significant combat overmatch against all foreseeable enemies extending through the 2025 timeframe. It should provide for rapid unit deployment and successful offensive, defensive, and stability and support operations while using smaller combat formations capable of very high operational tempo while requiring a significantly lower logistical support structure. It should also provide unrestricted transportability and deployability that would enable a brigade-sized force to be deployed in 96 hours or less.

Following the design concept phase, DARPA and the Army will competitively select approximately two contractor teams to prepare a detailed FCS design of the best concept. Then the program will select a single contractor team to build and test an FCS demonstrator. The information gained through this demonstration and experimentation effort will allow the Army to make a decision regarding Engineering and Manufacturing Development in fiscal 2006, with the first system fielding in 2012.

More information about the Future Combat Systems program is available on the Web at http://www.darpa.mil/ , or contact Jan Walker at DARPA at (703) 696-2404.

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Re: Ptech used in Desert Storm - Future Combat Systems - Global Dictatorship
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 01:17:44 PM »
The Origin of the Anthrax

How did al Qaeda gain access to the anthrax? According to attorney Ross Getman, an expert on al Qaeda’s biowarfare program, it had opportunities at several university laboratories, most prominently at George Mason University.

In this writer’s opinion, going beyond the conclusions of Getman, the most likely route was via a collaborative biodefense research project funded by DARPA and involving Advanced Biosystems, Inc. and what would become George Mason University’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases. At GMU’s Manassas, Virginia facility, Islamic ideologue Ali Al-Timimi, later imprisoned for recruiting American Muslims to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was a graduate student in computational biology with an office around the corner from that of Charles Bailey, Vice President of Advanced Biosystems and former deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. (Here is a floor plan of Discovery Hall at GMU showing the close proximity of Al-Timimi’s office to Bailey’s.)

https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/floor-plan-of-suite-at-gmus-discovery-hall-in-2001-with-ali-al-timimi-and-leading-anthrax-scientists/
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