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FTR #342 Al-Taqwa

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1. Nada Management and Al-Taqwa are an important element in understanding the role of what may be called “the Underground Reich” and its apparent role surrounding the events of 9/11/2001. This broadcast further develops this connection.

2. Beginning with discussion of a fellow traveler of the German neo-Nazi NPD, the broadcast highlights the connections between Ahmed Huber and the milieu of Osama Bin Laden. (“Far Right Has Ties with Islamic Extreme” by Hugh Williamson and Philip Jaklin; Financial Times; 11/9/2001; p. 4.)

3. Huber has met members of Bin Laden’s organization, but denies that the Al-Taqwa management group and the related Nada Management firms were involved with funding Bin Laden’s organization. (Idem.)

4. Like Horst Mahler, Huber is an associate of the NPD, as well as Islamic extremists. (Idem.)

5. A doctrinaire anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, Huber was closely associated with a Nazi émigré milieu in Nasser’s Egypt discussed in numerous past broadcasts. (“Les Amis de Faurisson: Ahmed Rami” by Gilles Karmasyn.)

6. In particular, Huber was associated in Egypt with Johann Von Leers, a Goebbels assistant for anti-Semitic propaganda. (Idem.)

7. In Egypt, Von Leers ran an anti-Semitic propaganda institute for Nasser, and became associated with a milieu that included the notorious Swiss Nazi Francois Genoud and the Grand Mufti. (Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International; by Kevin Coogan; Autonomedia; Copyright 1999 [SC]; ISBN 1-57027-039-2; p. 585.)

8. Wealthy Saudis have been a primary source of capital for the Al-Taqwa organization (later reorganized as Nada Management, part of the Al-Taqwa Group). In an interview with Richard Labeviere, author of Dollars for Terror, Huber stressed the importance of the feudal nature of the Saudi state in preserving the secrecy of Al-Taqwa’s benefactors. (“Rich Saudis Said to Back Bank Linked to Bin Laden”; The Boston Herald; by Jonathan Wells; 11/8/2001.)

9. Youssef Nada denies the charge by the U.S. government that his organization is involved with Bin Laden’s terrorists. A number of facts lend credibility to the charges, including the fact that the Bin Ladens are among the wealthy Saudi contributors to Al-Taqwa apparently referred to by Huber. Six members of the Bin Laden family are among the original contributors to the Nassau, Bahamas branch of Al-Taqwa, founded in the late 1980’s. (“The Scattered Case against an Alleged Terror Accomplice”; Roger Thurow; Wall Street Journal; 12/27/2001; p. A6.)

10. Much of the broadcast consists of discussion and analysis of a recent Swiss article detailing some of the diverse and powerful elements involved with the Bin Laden terrorist milieu. (“Im Wunderland des Hasses”; by Johannes von Dohnanyi; Weltwoche; Ausgabe 01/2002.)

11. Of particular significance in the analysis of the Al Queda milieu is the presence at its core of members of the Bin Mahfouz family, (like the Bin Ladens) one of the most powerful families of Saudi Arabia. (Idem.)

12. Like the Bin Laden family, the Bin Mahfouz family was represented in North America by James R. Bath, an original investor in Arbusto Energy, George W. Bush’s first energy company. (The Mafia, CIA & George Bush; by Pete Brewton; SPI Books; Copyright 1992 [HC]; ISBN 1-56171-203-5; p. 221-222.)

13. Closely connected to the BCCI, Khalid Bin Mahfouz is allegedly married to Osama Bin Laden’s sister. [This has been disputed by Bin Mahfouz’s lawyers.] (“Im Wunderland des Hasses”; by Johannes von Dohnanyi; Weltwoche; Ausgabe 01/2002.)

14. The Bin Mahfouz and Bin Laden families have a number of business operations together, including the Cambridge (Massachusetts) based Hybridon firm. (Idem.)

15. The Weltwoche article highlights alleged connections between Bin Laden’s terrorist milieu and Somali banking interests and the Kosovo Liberation Army. (Idem.)

16. Further developing links between Al Queda and the Chechen rebels, the broadcast sets forth the activities of Sakina Security Services, an apparent Al Queda front with an alleged training base in the United States. (Idem.) (FTRs 329, 341 discuss Al Queda and Wahhabi activities in Chechnya, as well as the possibility that intelligence elements associated with the Underground Reich and the petroleum industry may be involved with the guerillas.)

17. The Sakina trainers were described as having backgrounds with “the SAS and the U.S. Marines.” (Idem.)

18. Of primary significance in the discussion of Weltwoche’s analysis is a series of interlocking connections between powerful Saudi financial and philanthropic organizations and Bin Laden’s terrorist activities. (Idem.)

19. These organizations are, in turn, allegedly connected to Al-Taqwa. (Idem.)

20. These institutions include: the Faisal Islamic Bank, Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf, the Dar al Maal Al Islami and the International Islamic Relief Organization (the primary Saudi vehicle for the propagation of the Wahhabi brand of fundamentalism.) (Idem.)

21. The latter resides at the same address as the Bin Mahfouz-owned International Development Foundation, and it has allegedly received money from Al-Taqwa. (Idem.)

22. Next, the broadcast reviews many of the Bush family/Bin Laden family business connections, such as the Carlyle Group. (Idem.)

23. The Weltwoche article makes the important statement that the connections of Islamic terrorism to powerful centers of financial and industrial power in the West and Saudi Arabia must be interdicted if the menace is to be successfully dealt with. (Idem.)

24. Next, the program sets forth the connections between Youssef Nada, Saudi Prince Alwaleed (one of the world’s richest men) and Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi. Alwaleed is involved with Mediaset, one of Berlusconi’s many media companies. (“The Alms of Monsieur Yousseff Nada” by Peter Gomez and Leo Sisti; L’Espresso; 11/22/2001; p. 48.) Once again, the connections between the power centers of the petroleum industry and fascist elements in the West is central to an understanding of the events in, and around, the 9/11/2001 attacks. (A member of the fascist P-2 Lodge, Berlusconi’s government includes the fascist National Alliance and the xenophobic Northern League.)

25. Next, the program reviews suspicions that the Al-Taqwa firm (Nada Management) was associated with stock market manipulation. (“Stock Trades Probed for Ties to Bin Laden” by William Drozdiak; Washington Post; 9/18/2001; p. A08.)

26. Among the companies whose stocks were involved in the “short selling” are Swiss Reinsurance and Munich Reinsurance. (Idem.) Both companies have liability in the World Trade Center bombing.

27. One of the primary elements of the Bormann organization is the Thyssen-Bornemisza organization, headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland (the base for Youssef Nada’s operations.) (Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Manning; Copyright 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stuart Inc.; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; P. 237.) It can be speculated that the Nada/Al-Taqwa organization may very well be part of the Bormann organization.

28. The program concludes with a look at the responses of two contemporary Nazi organizations to the terror attacks. Ahmed Huber is, as we have seen, associated with the NPD. Horst Mahler, a key member of the NPD, arguably Germany’s top neo-Nazi group, applauded the attacks of 9/11. (“German Right-Winger Applauds Terrorists” by Toby Helm; Daily Telegraph; 9/25/2001.)

29. The NPD is closely associated, in turn, with the National Alliance. (“Far Right Violence Soars in Germany” by Martin A. Lee; San Francisco Bay Guardian; 3/19/2001.) The National Alliance is the publisher of Serpent’s Walk, the “Turner Diaries” of the Bormann organization.

30. The National Alliance has also endorsed the 9/11 attacks. (“U.S. Groups Have Some Ties to Germ Warfare” by Jo Thomas; New York Times; 11/2/2001; p. B8.)

31. The last item in the program is an analysis of Islamic fundamentalism as a form of “Islamofascism.” ” . . .Our societies are in crisis. They’re illiterate, impoverished, jobless. That makes it easy for religious leaders to exploit people at the bottom. It enables fascism to come out of the closet. What we’re seeing here is that fascism wears religious cloaks.” (“For Muslims, Bin Laden’s Star Is Fading as Quickly as It Rose”; by David Lamb; Los Angeles Times; 12/31/2001; p. A7.)

Discussion

4 comments for “FTR #342 Al-Taqwa”

  1. With respect to Point 13 in the summary of FTR #342, additional correction is in order. Khalid bin Mafouz and Osama bin Laden are brothers-in-law if Khalid married Osama’s sister or if Osama married Khalid’s sister. Dave’s assertion several times in FTR #342 is the former, except he mispoke shortly before the end of side one and accidentally stated that Osama was married to Khalid’s sister.

    According to Wikipedia, “In 1974, at the age of 17, bin Laden married Najwa Ghanem at Latakia, Syria;[30] they were divorced before September 11, 2001. Bin Laden’s other known wives were Khadijah Sharif (married 1983, divorced 1990s), Khairiah Sabar (married 1985), Siham Sabar (married 1987), and Amal al-Sadah (married 2000). Some sources also list a sixth wife, name unknown, whose marriage to bin Laden was annulled soon after the ceremony.”

    Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_Bin_Laden#Personal_life

    In the summary, Dave writes “Khalid Bin Mah­fouz is allegedly married to Osama Bin Laden’s sister. [This has been disputed by Bin Mahfouz’s lawyers.]”

    A separate Wikipedia article (pleading for verification cites), suggests that most of the litigation on the brother-in-law question was prompted by the same error — a claim that Osama bin Ladin was married to Khalid bin Mafouz’ sister rather than that bin Mafouz was married to Osama’s sister. Note especially the precise language of Woolsey’s correction.

    “In United States Senate testimony in 1998, Central Intelligence Agency Director James Woolsey stated (wrongly, and later retracted) that bin Mahfouz’s sister is a wife of Osama bin Laden, making the two brothers-in-law. Bin Mahfouz has consistently denied this. Many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Fortune, the Washington Post, and USA Today, reported that the two were brothers-in-law. Each publication has since issued a retraction, sometimes after lengthy litigation.[citation needed]

    “In the libel trial against him, Woolsey testified that bin Mahfouz had been misidentified. Woolsey later stated, ‘I don’t know what to say other than there was some confusion, but I never meant to refer to Bin Mahfouz’s sister.'[11]”

    Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_bin_Mahfouz

    Posted by Terry Goodman | January 26, 2012, 1:21 am
  2. Strike the words “the same error — ” in my previous submission. It reads as if I was referring to my quote from the program summary when the referenced error was instead in the broadcast, and striking those words fixes it.

    Posted by Terry Goodman | January 26, 2012, 1:30 am
  3. Hi Terry–

    Good to see your participation on this website and gratifying to see that you are following the program material closely.

    As you know, I have been forced to temporarily suspend production of new FTR programs due to the pressures of the day job.

    I am blogging away, however, and decided to recycle many of my programs dealing with 9/11.

    I worked exhaustively for years on that pivotal event and it is very satisfying to see that some are paying close attention to the material.

    Others have simply dismissed the 9/11 shows as “old.”

    The al-Taqwa connection comes full circle to the Bush white house and GOP, through the Grover Norquist/Karl Rove/Muslim Brotherhood link.

    One advisory note: Wikipedia must be carefully used. There is much good information there, but the powers that be have done plenty of disinformation seeding there as well.

    Again, it is VERY gratifying to see someone paying close attention to the material.

    Sometimes I feel like I’m hollering into a barrel.

    Posted by Dave Emory | January 26, 2012, 1:50 pm
  4. Hello there, Terry. Some interesting information you have there on bins Laden & Mahfouz.

    @Dave: I really don’t see why people would brush away the 9/11 stuff, either. And, P.S., I do hope you can get back on WFMU sometime(out of plain curiosity, just what is your day job? Or is that something you’d rather not release? If not, that’s alright of course.). =)

    Posted by Steven L. | January 26, 2012, 2:04 pm

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