This page is about the first and foremost threat that has been and will continue to be a thorn in democracy and free-loving peoples side as long as he, his and other networks continue to exist.
I sincerely hope and pray that these pages help to bring the terrorists and their networks down harder and faster than the WTC was brought down.
May God Bless Us All.
MURDER OF U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; CONSPIRACY TO MURDER U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; ATTACK ON A FEDERAL FACILITY RESULTING IN DEATH; ATTACK ON THE U.S.S. COLE RESULTING IN DEATH; ATTACK OF THE TWIN WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS RESULTING IN DEATH; ATTACK ON THE U.S. PENTAGON RESULTING IN DEATH; CONSPIRACY TO STRIKE AT THE U.S. WHITE HOUSE AND AIRFORCE ONE
In February 1998, Bin Laden stated: "If someone can kill an American soldier, it is better than wasting time on other matters."
Aliases: Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Laden, Shaykh Usama Bin Laden, the Prince, the Emir, Abu Abdallah, Mujahid Shaykh, Hajj, the Director.
Date of Birth: 1957
Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia
Height: 6' 4" to 6' 6"
Weight: Approximately 160 pounds
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Remarks: Leader of a terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda "The Base".
Physical Attributes: He walks with a cane.
Scars and Marks: None
USAMA BIN LADEN IS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE AUGUST 7, 1998, BOMBINGS OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSIES IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA AND NAIROBI, KENYA. THESE ATTACKS KILLED OVER 200 PEOPLE. AND ALSO WITH THE SEPTEMBER 9, 2001, HIJACKINGS OF 2 UNITED AIRLINE AND 2 AMERICAN AIRLINE PASSENGER JETS COLLIDING 2 INTO BOTH WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS AND 1 INTO THE U.S. PENTAGON, KILLING THOUSANDS.
CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST U.S. EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
The United States Government is currently offering a reward of up to $30 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Usama Bin Laden.
Translation ("The Base")
Established by Usama Bin Laden about 1990 to bring together Arabs who fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet invasion. Helped finance, recruit, transport, and train Sunni Islamic extremists for the Afghan resistance. Al-Qaida is a network of many different fundamentalist organizations in diverse countries. The common factor in all these groups is the use of terrorism for the attainment of their political goals, and an agenda whose main priority is the overthrow of the “heretic governments” in their respective countries and the establishment of Islamic governments based on the rule of “Shariah.”
Current goal is to "reestablish the Muslim State" throughout the world. Works with allied Islamic extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems "non-Islamic" and remove Westerners from Muslim countries. Issued statement under banner of "The World Islamic Front for Jihad Against The Jews and Crusaders" in February 1998, saying it was the duty of all Muslims to kill US citizens, civilian or military, and their allies everywhere.
Claims to have shot down US helicopters and killed US servicemen in Somalia in 1993 and to have conducted three bombings targeted against the US troop presence in Aden, Yemen in December 1992 possibly killing as many as 201.
Associated with the initial World Trade Center bombing in New York City on Feb. 26, 1993 killing six and injuring thousands.
Linked to plans for attempted terrorist operations, including the assassination of the Pope during his visit to Manila in late 1994;
Simultaneous bombings of the US and Israeli Embassies in Manila and other Asian capitals in late 1994;
Two bombings in Saudi Arabia -- one in Riyadh in November 1995 and one in Khobar in June 1996, which killed 24 U.S. troops;
The midair bombing of a dozen US trans-Pacific flights in 1995; and a plan to kill President Clinton during a visit to the Philippines in early 1995;
Conducted the August 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 301 persons including 12 Americans and injured more than 5,000 others;
Conducted a terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole Naval Destroyer in Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12 killing 17 U.S. sailors;
Simultaneous attacks using 4 hijacked passenger jets with full fuel, on the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City on 9/11/01 and on the U.S. Pentagon;
Attempted strikes at the U.S. White House and Air Force One on 9/11/01; conspiracy to attack other U.S. targets on American soil within the next 3 days of the 9/11/01 attacks.
Continues to train, finance, and provide logistic support to terrorist groups that support these goals. Also, is in the process of training his and other groups that share his hatred against the U.S. in biological and chemical agents and is working on getting his hands on nuclear capabilities.
-- May have from several hundred to several thousand members. Also serves as the core of a loose umbrella organization that includes many Sunni Islamic extremist groups, including factions of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the Gama'at al-Islamiyya, and the Harakat ul-Mujahidin.
LOCATION/AREA OF OPERATION
-- The Embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam underscore al-Qaida's global reach, not to mention the attacks within the United States. Bin Laden and his key lieutenants reside in Afghanistan, and the group maintains terrorist training camps there.
-- Bin Laden, son of a billionaire Saudi family, is said to have inherited around $300 million that he uses to finance the group.
Al-Qaida also maintains money-making businesses, collects donations from like-minded supporters, and illicitly siphons funds from donations to Muslim charitable organizations.
REWARD: $5 MILLION U.S. FOR LEADERS OF ABU SAYYAF
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
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Abu Ahmad Salayuddin (alias Abu Sabaya), Killed by Phillipine Troops 6-20-02 Spokesperson of the Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf ALDAM TILAO aka ABU SABAYA. Sabaya, whose flamboyant character made him a natural for the job of ASG spokesman, made his media debut only on April 2000. A veteran of the Chad wars in central Africa and a former Moro National Liberation Front Bangsamoro member. Sabaya took up engineering courses in Zamboanga A.E. Colleges.
Khaddafy Janjalani. Authorities believe Janjalani, younger brother of former Abu Sayyaf leader Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani, took the helm of the outlaw group upon his brother's death in 1998. He reportedly got his first name because of his father's admiration of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
KHADAFFY JANJALANI aka DAF/PEK Only 26 years old, Khadaffy Janjalani is the youngest in a brood of five (which includes the oldest, the late Ustadz Abdurajack, and the second to the youngest Hector). "Daf" took up Islamic studies in Marawi City, and received a crash course in military training in Pakistan. Recognized as the "Amir" of the Basilan group. Married to Sherma, his first cousin and the daughter of Ustadz Hussein Manatad, one of the religious directors of the Tabuk, Mosque in Isabela, Basilan.
Commander Radhulan Sahiron One of the senior leaders of the Abu Sayyaf.
Galib Andang (a.k.a. "Commander Robot") A local Abu Sayyaf leader on the Philippine island of Jolo believed to have participated in numerous kidnappings, including one in April 2000 in which Westerners, Malaysians and Filipinos were snatched from a resort on the Malaysian island of Sipadan. He also is known by the alias "Commander Robot."
GALIB ANDANG aka COMMANDER ROBOT Andang joined the group in 1995. A smoker (a habit not allowed among Muslim fundamentalists), 'Robot' gained notoriety as a rapist and outlaw in Sulu. He is a relative of top MNLF leaders and local politicians in the southern provinces. Led the kidnapping in the Malaysian dive resort of Sipadan.
MUJIB SUSUKAN aka MUJIB Son of MNLF leader Commander Susukan Mujib is the known as the silent-type operator; a high school drop-out. Together with Sabaya sports long hair and has a penchant for wearing sunglasses. Susukan's father carved a legend as the first MNLF fighter who shot down an Air Force plane.
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)Al-Harakatul Islamia
Abu Sayyaf is the smaller of the Islamist groups fighting to establish an Iranian-style Islamic state in Mindanao, an island in the southern Philippines.
The Abu Sayyaf group, whose name means, “Bearer of the Sword,” split from the Moro National Liberation Front in 1991. Although based almost exclusively in the southern islands, Abu Sayyaf has ties to a number of Islamic fundamentalist organizations around the world, including Osama bin Ladin’s al-Qaida and Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted of organizing the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
Abduragak Abubakar Janjalani, the former leader of the group, like Osama bin Ladin, was a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Abu Sayyaf has a membership of approximately several hundreds of young Islamic radicals, many of whom were recruited from universities and high schools.
- HISTORY -
The founder and the leader of Abu Sayyaf until 1998 was Abduragak Abubakar Janjalani. In December 1998, Janjalani was killed in a firefight with police in the village Lamitan in Basilam Island. Janjalani led the group since the 1991 split with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). A veteran of the Afghanistan war, Janjalani kept close ties with other Islamic radical leaders.
After Janjalani's death a power struggle took place within the organization, with the former leader's brother, Khadafy Janjalani finally emerging as the new leader.
Abu Sayyaf is estimated to have several hundred active fighters, largely based in the islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines' southernmost section. It is beleived to have roughly a thousand supporters in the southern islands.
The group finances its operations mainly through robbery, piracy and ransom kidnappings. Abu Sayyaf may also receive funding from the international terrorist network of Osama bin Ladin.
Abu Sayyaf never took part in the peace process between the government and the MNLF, demanding an independent Islamic country.
- TERRORIST ACTIVITY -
Abu Sayyaf's activities include bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, and extortion from companies and wealthy businessmen in order to attain their aims.
The group’s first major terrorist attack was a grenade attack in 1991, in which two foreign women were killed. The following year Abu Sayyaf militants hurled a bomb at a wharf in the southern city of Zamboanga where the MV Doulous, an international floating bookstore manned by Christian preachers, was docked. Several people were injured.
This attack was followed by similar bombings on Zamboanga airport and Roman Catholic churches. In 1993 the group bombed a cathedral in Davao City, killing seven people.
The group has consitently targeted foriegners for kidnapping. In 1993, Abu Sayyaf gunmen kidnapped Charles Walton, a language researcher at the US-based Summer Institute of Linguistics. Walton, then 61, was freed 23 days later.
The following year, Abu Sayyaf militants kidnapped three Spanish nuns and a Spanish priest in separate incidents. In 1998, their victims included two Hong Kong men, a Malaysian and a Taiwanese grandmother.
In April 1995 Abu Sayyaf carried out a vicious attack on the Christian town of Ipil in Mindanao. Gunmen razed the town center to the ground and shot 53 civilians and soldiers dead. The military said at that time the group has forged links with international terrorist cells.
August 05 2001 Abu Sayyaf militants seized more than 30 people from a Christian village on Basilan island on Thursday, apparently as a diversionary tactic in the face of pursuit by government troops. Philippine troops rescued 13 of the hostages after a brief gunbattle on Sunday, after the militants beheaded 10 of their captives.
Believed to have about 200 core fighters, but more than 2,000 individuals motivated by the prospect of receiving ransom payments for foreign hostages allegedly joined the group in August.
- LOCATION / AREA OF OPERATION -
The ASG primarily operates in the southern Philippines with members occasionally traveling to Manila, but the group expanded its operations to Malaysia this year when it abducted foreigners from two different resorts.
- EXTERNAL AID -
Probably receives support from Islamic extremists in the Middle East and South Asia.
U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY
First: Make no concessions to terrorists and strike no deals;
Second: Bring terrorists to justice for their crimes;
Third: Isolate and apply pressure on states that sponsor terrorism to force them to change their behavior;
Fourth: Bolster the counterterrorism capabilities of those countries that work with the U.S. and require assistance