“Brit arrested in Iraq tied to U.S. group,” from WND, with thanks to Kemaste:
A British Muslim arrested in Iraq for running guns to insurgents has ties to an Islamic extremist group with agents operating in the New York City borough of Queens, WorldNetDaily has learned.
The U.S. said this week it is holding Mobeen Muneef, 25, a London native captured by a U.S. Marines patrol unit Dec. 7 in Ramadi, one of the main centers for the insurgency against the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.
Muneef reportedly was detained after being caught passing weapons to insurgents and was in possession of an Iraqi ID card he allegedly admitted was fake. He was carrying an Iraqi pistol and four AK-47s, according to a report.
Sources told WND that Muneef attended several meetings for the UK-based Al-Muhajiroun, a worldwide Islamic fundamentalist group led by London cleric Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammad, who maintains operatives in Pakistan and in Queens.
The group, under intense pressure from the British authorities, said it disbanded in October, but security sources say Al-Muhajiroun leaders still are active in London and the U.S.
Al-Muhajiroun has in the past been suspected of facilitating transportation of British Muslims to fight U.S. troops overseas.
Last April, the U.S. arrested Al- Muhajiroun member Mohammed Junaid Babar, who returned to New York from Pakistan after claiming to have fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Babar admitted to being a sleeper agent for al-Qaida, aiding in a plot to blow up discos, restaurants and train stations in London.