DID THE FED'S COVER UP OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY BOMBING?
Engineering student Joel Hinrichs was blown up while he sat on a park bench 100 yards from a stadium holding 84,000 football fans attending the game between Kansas State and the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman. Hindricks was blown up by a powerful peroxide based explosive TATP that was also used in the recent London train bombings and by shoe bomber Richard Reid. The explosion occurred around 7:30 pm on October 1, 2005 during the start of the Islamic Holy week of Ramadan.
The bomb that killed Hinrichs was also laced with nails and other shrapnel material. The Norman police also reported that they knew for certain on September 28,2005 from one of their police officers that Hinrichs tried unsuccessfully to buy almost 1000 pounds (22 bags) of ammonium nitrate fertilizer at Ellison’s, a Norman feed store.
WorldNetDaily and the local CBS affiliate, KWTV, Channel 9 have since reported that Islamic jihad materials were later found in Henrichs’ room at the OU Parkview apartments. It was also reported that over 1000 pounds of explosives were found in Henrich’s apartment that was shared by several OU Islamic students including Pakistani Fazal M. Cheema. The Parkview apartments are less than a block from and across the street from the Norman Islamic mosque. OU student witnesses have seen Hindrichs and Cheema going out of the Norman mosque for months.
Hinrichs dropped out of OU after 2002. From 2003 until he re-enrolled at OU in the spring of 2005, the whereabouts of Joel Hinrichs is still unaccounted for by the FBI according to news reports by KWTV. After he returned Hinrichs registered his car for only nine months until February 2006. During the time he was unaccounted for at OU, was Hinrichs being recruited, indoctrinated and taught about explosives by Islamic terrorists in US or foreign training camps? When he returned to OU in spring 2005 Hinrichs suddenly took on Pakistani Fazal M. Cheema and other Islamic students as his roommates, started visiting the OU mosque, and grew a full beard, the symbol of new Islamic convert.
On the night of Hinrichs’ death, the FBI picked up and interrogated Fazal Cheema and OU Arabic instructor Hossam Barakat who were attending a party together. But after the Parkview apartments were cleared of explosives Cheema was allowed to return to the apartment he shared with Hinrichs. Barakat was also released.
KWTV did a follow up story at 6 pm on October 5, 2005 revealing that Fazal M. Cheema had a one-way ticket for Algeria that had been purchased shortly before the bombing of Hinrichs at OU. Within hours of the story the FBI contacted KWTV and told the station they were headed in the wrong direction and KWTV management decided did not to re-air the broadcast at 10 pm.
By October 7, 2005 the FBI was back on the phone telling KWTV to back away from reporting stories of the involvement of the Norman Islamic mosque and Hinrichs’ Pakistani roommate Fazal Cheema. Yet the FBI also told KWTV that the FBI had lost track of Cheema!
9/11 hijackers Al Shehhi, Al Hazmi, AlAttas as well as Zacharias Moussaoui and FBI informant Melvin Lattimore (his Muslim name is Menepta) all stayed in the Parkview apartments and had been in the Norman mosque across the street. The FBI knew this when they tried to shut down KWTV’s investigation of the mosque
In the fall of 2001 the FBI also investigated and the DOJ tried to prosecute an OU Pakistani student Haider who attended the Norman mosque. Haidar had sent anthrax threats to a woman and claimed allegiance to Bin Laden. During the incident Haidar was given a job at the Parkview apartments by OU President David Boren.
Boren was Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and was extremely close to CIA director George Tenet. Boren and Tenet were eating breakfast together on the morning of 9/11. OU had a sudden visit on August 2001 by Boren’s close friend and CIA agent David Edger. Edger had been tracking Atta, Alshehhi and fellow 9/11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah in Germany for over three years. Jarrah’s ticket on the PA flight was purchased at OU’s library while Edger was at OU.
David Boren has been proactive since Hinrich’s death in trying to downplay the involvement of certain Muslims and the Norman mosque in the OU bombing. Boren held a press conference on October 2, 2005 claiming that Hinrichs was a loner who had emotional problems and had committed suicide without ever having contemplated hurting anyone. Boren paraphrased and then handed out a press release prepared by the head of the OKC FBI office, Mr. Hernandez and the DOJ’s US attorney for Western Oklahoma, John C. Richter. The press release assured the public that it was safe to reopen OU to classes on the following Monday.
Yet by October 4, 2005 Richter and the FBI sent out another press release, this time falsely stating categorically that “At this time, there is no known link between Hinrichs and any terrorist or extremist organization(s) or activities. The press release is false and misleading because the FBI and DOJ knew of the history of the Norman mosque, the Parkview apartments and the Islamic jihad materials found in the apartment Cheema shared with Hinrichs.
On October 7, 2005 Boren’s Vice President of Student Affairs called OU’s newspaper, the Oklahoma Daily, and pressured the editor to stop reporting on the Muslim and mosque connections to the OU bombing. Within minutes of the call an OU Arabic instructor pressured the editor about the paper’s coverage and story describing Hindichs’ and Cheema’s Arab companions who was also questioned and then released by the FBI.
On the night of October 7, 2005 KWTV management gave airtime to Mohamed Elyazgi, an Islamic community spokesman. Elyazgi made the usual CAIR organization type complaint that news media and law enforcement was being unfair to the Muslims. Elyazgi claimed that Henrichs had no ties to the Islamic community or to the OU mosque. KWTV management, after pressure by the FBI, did not even try to rebut Elyazgi’s remarks. Elyazgi’s wife is on the ethnic advisory board of OK governor Brad Henry. Like GW Bush, Governor Henry has hosted a Ramadan dinner last year in his Executive mansion to placate and cater to CAIR officials and Muslims who want Ramadan put on an equal footing with Christmas. Even FBI Director Robert Muller has held several Islamic sensitivity seminars for FBI agents and praised CAIR leaders at CAIR sponsored events.
John C Richter succeeded in having a federal court in Oklahoma City seal the search warrant FBI agents used to get into the apartment Hinrichs’ shared with Cheema. What was found in the search was also sealed but not before KWTV had learned and reported on the identity of Cheema, the Hinrich visits to the mosque and the 1000 pounds of explosives and Islamic jihad materials found in Hinrichs’ apartment. If Hinrichs acted alone and really had no links to terrorists’ organizations or activities, then why did Richter seal the search warrant and the results of the search?
The cover up by John C Richter, the FBI and Boren of the possible Islamic terror connections to the OU bombing may be for more than because of GW Bush, Mueller and Boren loyalties and sympathies for CAIR and Islam. The cover up was also because the FBI and DOJ already knew of the Islamic terrorist activities at OU.
The FBI, DOJ and the National Security Council (NSC) were aware that Zarqawi had communicated to Bin Laden earlier in 2005 that the Islamic Holy week of Ramadan, the time of the OU bombing, would be used as a time to attack targets in the US.
It has been reported that some security officials were using unprecedented procedures to pat down and search attendees to the OU Kansas State game unlike had been done at the previous OU Tulsa home game or other previous OU home games. The Norman police had been alerted beforehand that Hinrichs tried to buy 1000 pounds of ammonium nitrate.
It is extremely likely that the FBI would have had the Norman mosque and Parkview apartments infiltrated and under wiretap surveillance after 9/11 because of the presence of 9/11 hijackers and Lattimore. The FBI investigated the mosque and the Parkview apartments also after the anthrax threat from Haider shortly after 9/11.
I reported on September 20, 2005 before the OU bombing on the sudden DOJ dispatch of and swearing in of John Richter as “acting” US attorney for Western Oklahoma on September 6, 2005 New Police State Terror Pretext Mission for DOJ Official? Richter had recently served as the assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal division. Richter is an expert on using wiretaps in terrorism cases. The DOJ sent Richter to OK because the FBI and DOJ had learned of a new terror threat emanating out of Oklahoma and likely from the previous hot bed of Islamic terrorism, the Norman mosque and Parkview apartments.
Richter was the US attorney sent to Oklahoma by Chertoff and Ashcroft in October 2001 to prosecute the Black Muslim Melvin Lattimore on a minor firearms violation and to get him out of the public limelight so the press and public would not learn of Lattimore’s roles with the 1993 WTC and 1995 OKC bombings. Richter also knew in 2001 that Lattimore had helped 9/11 hijackers AlShehhi, AlAttas, Atta, AlHazmi, and Moussaoui during the time they visited the Norman Airman flight school, went to the Norman mosque and while they stayed with Lattimore at the Parkview apartments.
The Norman mosque is owned and controlled by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). Tulsa OK resident Mujeeb Cheema, serves as the executive director of NAIT and on the board of CAIR, the Islamic political and legal group in the US. NAIT and Mujeeb Cheema have controlled OKC, Tulsa and San Diego mosques for over ten years. These same Tulsa and San Diego mosques directly helped 9/11 hijackers going through the Norman mosque and the Parkview apartments while they attended flight schools in San Diego, Norman (Airman flight school) and Tulsa (Spartan flight school). The FBI used FBI agents Stephen Butler and Ken Williams and FBI informants Melvin Lattimore, Adjai Collins and Abdussater Shaikh to monitor the hijackers as they passed through the Norman, Tulsa and San Diego mosques and flight schools.
The same NAIT controlled Tulsa and OKC mosques were also directly involved in the OKC bombing and were being monitored with the FBI and DOJ protected informant Melvin Lattimore. The FBI attempted to infiltrate the OKC mosque after the 1995 OKC bombing and after the FBI raided the OKC mosque in March 13, 1995 looking for members of professor Sammy Al Arian’s terror cell in Florida. OK Congressman Ernest Istook told two OKC deputy sheriffs on the night of the OKC bombing that the FBI had received advanced warning from a local terror group tied to the OKC mosque.
Mujeeb Cheema had one or more close relatives who attended OU in 2002 and 2003; relatives that listed Mujeeb Cheema’s exact Tulsa address in the OU student directory. Note that Fazal Cheema’s middle initial is “M”, the same first letter in Mujeeb Cheema’s first name. Are Fazal and Mujeeb Cheema relatives?
Mujeeb Cheema has been an employee of Hawkins Oil International in Tulsa OK since before the OKC bombing. Mujeeb has made frequent trips to Pakistan for Hawkins Oil and their directors, Bud MacFarlane and a Mr. Anderson. MacFarlane and Anderson are two famous NSC members. MacFarlane was involved in IranContra for Reagan and HW Bush. Anderson was the architect of the CIA’s Phoenix project in Viet Nam.
A high level official of the Pakistani ISI has the last name Cheema. The CIA has had close ties to the Pakistani ISI for over three decades. Are either Fazal or Mujeeb Cheema connected to the high level Pakistani ISI official with the same name? Or are Fazal or Mujeeb Cheema, like Boren, tied also to the CIA and to the NSC?
immigration attorney Mitchell Gray contributed information for this
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Patrick Briley is a Navy Viet Nam era veteran who served on a Polaris ballistic missile nuclear submarine patrol in the Pacific. His Polaris submarine patrol in far East Asia near China was historically significant and exceptionally dangerous.
His Naval service was from 1968 to 1976 during the Viet Nam era. He was a battalion commander of his Naval ROTC unit and a Midshipman on board the ballistic missile submarine, SSBN 624, the Woodrow Wilson. He was chosen to serve under Admiral Rickover as a project engineer at Naval Reactors near Washington DC. Patrick Briley started research and investigation into terrorist attacks after the Oklahoma City bombing.
Patrick submitted his findings concerning the OKC bombing and the 9-11 attacks in briefings to high-level staff for the Senate Judiciary and Senate and House Intelligence committees, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and the 9-11 Commission.
The FBI used FBI agents Stephen Butler and Ken Williams and FBI informants Melvin Lattimore, Adjai Collins and Abdussater Shaikh to monitor the hijackers as they passed through the Norman, Tulsa and San Diego mosques and flight schools.