Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kidnapping Europeans for Ransom is Big Bizz For Al-Qaeda Bankrolling Operations With $165 Mill as Orlando Imam Abu Taubah Sent Terror Recruits to West Africa.

Kidnapping Europeans for ransom big business for Al Qaeda.

NYT July 28th, 2014. BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem. Officially, Germany had budgeted the money as humanitarian aid for the poor, landlocked nation of Mali. (Orlando Imam Abu Taubah Sent Terror Recruits to Al-Qaeda in Mauritania and Mali West Africa). In truth, all sides understood that the cash was bound for an obscure group of Islamic extremists who were holding 32 European hostages in Mali, according to six senior diplomats directly involved in the exchange. see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html?emc=edit_na_20140729&nlid=58827197&_r=0

The suitcases were loaded onto pickup trucks and driven hundreds of miles north into the Sahara, where the bearded fighters, who would soon become an official arm of Al Qaeda, counted the money on a blanket thrown on the sand. The 2003 episode was a learning experience for both sides. Eleven years later, the handoff in Bamako has become a well-rehearsed ritual, one of dozens of such transactions repeated all over the world. see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html?emc=edit_na_20140729&nlid=58827197&_r=0

While European governments deny paying ransoms, an investigation by The New York Times found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008, of which $66 million was paid just in the past year. In various news releases and statements, the United States Treasury Department has cited ransom amounts that, taken together, put the total at around $165 million over the same period. see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html?emc=edit_na_20140729&nlid=58827197&_r=0

These payments were made almost exclusively by European governments, who funnel the money through a network of proxies, sometimes masking it as development aid, according to interviews conducted for this article with former hostages, negotiators, diplomats and government officials in 10 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The inner workings of the kidnapping business were also revealed in thousands of pages of internal Qaeda documents found by this reporter while on assignment for The Associated Press in northern Mali last year. In its early years Al Qaeda received most of its money from deep-pocketed donors, but counterterrorism officials now believe the group finances the bulk of its recruitment, training and arms purchases from ransoms paid to free Europeans. see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html?emc=edit_na_20140729&nlid=58827197&_r=0

Orlando Imam Abu Taubah Sent Terror Recruits to Al-Qaeda in Mauritania and Mali West Africa.  Ex-Con Marcus Dwayne Robertson Becomes Orlando Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah Now Linked to Al-Qaeda In Mali. Marcus Dwayne Robertson aka Orlando Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah had a terrorist training program set up in Mauritania located in West Africa it shares a border with Mali at its east and Algeria at its northeast. Marcus Dwayne Robertson aka Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah was shipping terror recruits from Orlando Fl into Mauritania and then Mali for Al-Qaeda, that’s why he is in a Florida prison!

Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah was running the Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary (F.I.K.S.) out of his home in Orlando Fl with a BRONX New York website location, see their website click here, where he gets terror recruits to go to Mauritania, Mali Africa for Al-Qaeda.

As of today July 29th, 2014 Marcus Dwayne Robertson aka Cleric Abu Taubah is still in the John Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Fl, this is not a Federal Prison it is a State of Florida Prison, for some reason Marcus Dwayne Robertson aka Cleric Abu Taubah has not been transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons after two Federal Convictions, Marcus Dwayne Robertson aka Cleric Abu Taubah is listed as a HOLD for US Marshal Orlando Fl. Marcus Robertson aka Abu Taubah claims ‘The Prosecution is attempting to characterize me as a ‘Teacher of Terrorists’, Google Bill Warner/Marcus Robertson as he has an investigative company, WBI, and an entire site dedicated to this case the FBI is using Bill Warner to set the tone.

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com