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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 [4], 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.) [5]

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 [6] 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 [7]; 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.)