FBI knew al-Awlaki had bought air tickets for 9/11 hijackers — still was invited to Pentagon and preached on Capitol Hill
Here is evidence that the infiltration long predates the Obama Administration.
Here is al-Awlaki addressing “moderate” Muslims including Nihad Awad of Hamas-linked CAIR on Capitol Hill in 2002. The rest is below. “Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Indicate FBI Knew Assassinated U.S. Born Terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi Purchased Airline Tickets for 9/11 Hijackers,” from Judicial Watch, January 3 (thanks to Jeff):
WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Jan 3, 2013) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received documents from
the U.S. State Department indicating that the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) was aware on September 27, 2001, that Anwar
al-Aulaqi, the U.S. born terrorist assassinated by a U.S. drone in Yemen
on September 30, 2011, had purchased airplane tickets for three of the
9/11 terrorist hijackers, including mastermind Mohammed Atta. Subsequent
to the FBI’s discovery, al-Aulaqi was detained and released by
authorities at least twice and had been invited to dine at the Pentagon.
According to a September 27, 2001, FBI transcription, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigations (No. 1:12-cv-00893)), al-Aulaqi purchased airline tickets for the following 9/11 hijackers:
- Mohammed Atta, America West Airlines, 08/13/2001, for a flight from Washington, DC, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida.
- S. Suqami, Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001, for a flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Orlando, Florida.
- Al-Sheri, National Airlines, 08/01/2001, for a flight from San Francisco, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, to Miami, Florida.
The documents also include material showing that al-Aulaqi
was uncooperative with FBI agents investigating the 9/11 attacks and was
seemingly a central focus of the FBI investigation and monitoring
related to 9/11.
But records previously uncovered by Judicial Watch,
subsequent to the September 27, 2001, FBI transcription, show that
al-Aulaqi was arrested and released by authorities. Two documents
uncovered by Judicial Watch include “Privacy Act Release Forms”
issued by the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and signed by al-Aulaqi.
One was dated November 14, 2006, and the other July 2, 2007, indicating
that al-Aulaqi had been arrested by authorities. The documents do not
indicate how long al-Aulaqi was detained or why he was released.
In addition to the arrests noted by the documents in 2006 and
2007, al-Aulaqi was detained and questioned at New York’s JFK airport
on October 10, 2002, under a warrant for passport fraud, a felony
punishable by up to 10 years in prison. However, the FBI ordered
al-Aulaqi’s release, even though the arrest warrant was still active
at the time of his detention as reported by Fox News Channel’s
Catherine Herridge. Once released al-Aulaqi then took a flight to
Washington, DC, and eventually returned to Yemen.
On February 5, 2002, four months after the FBI discovered his
connection to the 9/11 terrorists, al-Aulaqi was invited to dine at the
Pentagon on February 5, 2002, “as part of the military’s outreach to
the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks,” reports