Bin Laden Not Behind 9/11?

Defendants 'attracted to Islam'

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

By Chris Summers
BBC News, Woolwich Crown Court

The 21 July bomb plot trial has heard from a former school friend of two of the defendants about how they first became interested in Islam.

Stephen Bentley went to school with Adel Yahya and also befriended Yassin Omar, who attended a different school.

Mr Bentley, a 26-year-old data analyst, said he had known both men since the age of 13.

He said they had shared a love of football and computer games.

Asked by Max Hill, prosecuting, what Mr Yahya was like as a youngster he said: "He was a very friendly guy, very into football, Arsenal fan. Very into computer games, boys' stuff, you know."

Mr Bentley, who was brought up in a Christian family, said after leaving school in north London he went to university and only came back to see his friends in the summer holidays.

He said both had become very interested in Islam and he said they had talked to him about the religion and even persuaded him to convert.

Later, under cross examination, Mr Bentley was asked what attracted him to Islam. He said: "It seemed to have a lot of the answers to life's questions."

Mr Bentley said Mr Omar began wearing a robe and a hat, rather than western clothing.

He was asked what views Mr Omar had about world affairs.

"He said about the Taleban establishing an Islamic state in Afghanistan. He believed an Islamic state would be a good thing so it seemed that he supported them."

Mr Bentley said Mr Omar, who was Somali but lived with British foster parents, also supported the Palestinian cause.

He said Mr Omar and Mr Yahya often went to the Finsbury Park mosque to hear the radical preacher Abu Hamza.

Mr Bentley was asked about Mr Omar's views about 9/11.

"He said he didn't think it was done by Osama Bin Laden," he said.

Mr Hill asked him what had led Mr Omar to take that view.

"He said Abu Hamza said it wasn't and Abu Hamza knew Osama Bin Laden," he replied.

He was asked if Mr Omar had any views about the British government at the time.

He replied: "Nothing specific but I suppose that he had a feeling the government in this country was too much on the side of the American government."

Mr Bentley also said that Mr Yahya made it clear he did not trust the British media to report world affairs accurately.

Mr Bentley said he returned to university in October 2001 and lost contact with Mr Omar and Mr Yahya.

He said he contacted police shortly after 21 July 2005 because he recognised the name Yassin Omar.

BIN LADEN 'NOT BEHIND 9/11 ATTACKS'

mirror.co.uk

By Mirror.co.uk
1/18/2007

CONTROVERSIAL Islamic preacher Abu Hamza told one of the alleged 21/7 bomb plotters that terror leader Osama bin Laden was not behind the 9/11 attacks, a court was told today.

A school friend of Yassin Omar's told the trial of the six alleged plotters that hook-handed Hamza had said he knew the al Qaida chief.

Data analyst Steven Bentley told the court that Omar - who he had known since the age of 13, and who played a key role in his own conversion to Islam - had seemed supportive of the Taliban's regime in Afghanistan.

He, Omar and another of the alleged bomb plotters, Adel Yahya, had attended hamza's sermons at Finsbury park mosque, he told the court, along with mosques at Edmonton and Regent's Park.

And when asked about Omar's views on the 9/11 terror attacks on the USA, he said: "He did say that he did not think it was done by Osama bin Laden.

"If I recall correctly he said Abu Hamza said that it was not, that Abu Hamza knew Osama bin Laden."

He told the court that Omar had discussed Islamic states abroad, including those in Afghanistan and Palestine, telling the jurors: "He said about the Taliban establishing an Islamic state in Afghanistan."

Claim: Bin Laden Told Hamza

Claim: Bin Laden Told Hamza Al-Qaeda Not Behind 9/11
Statement dovetails with Osama's previous attempts to distance himself from attack responsibility

A claim attributed to a friend of one of the six men accused of plotting to detonate bombs on London's underground tube system on July 21 2005, suggests that Osama bin Laden personally told hook handed cleric Abu Hamza that Al-Qaeda was not behind the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The London Independent today reports that Steven Bentley, a school friend of accused would-be suicide bomber Yassin Omar, was told by Omar that he did not think Bin Laden was behind 9/11. Omar based his conclusion on what he was told by extremist London cleric Abu Hamza, currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred, who had personally met Bin Laden.

Bin Laden's apparent attempt to distance himself from involvement in 9/11 dovetails with statements made shortly after the event in which he told a Pakistani newspaper that he was not involved in the attacks.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/180107notbehind.htm

Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks...




I have added the below for posterity and the fact I still remember in the weeks following 9/11 that they would not show any interviews or statements given by Bin Laden. The reason they gave is that they may contain coded messages to his followers (yeah right).

The below was published by CNN on the 16-Sep-2001.

In a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, bin Laden said,


"The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it."

"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons"

"I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations"


Asked Sunday if he believed bin Laden's denial, President Bush said, "No question he is the prime suspect. No question about that."


Source : http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/16/inv.binladen.denial/


Good luck

Nobody's looking for Bin Laden ...

"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming." —Dick Cheney, "Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow", March 29, 2006

QUESTION: "Mr President, in your speeches, you rarely mention Osama Bin Laden. Why is that?" GEORGE W. BUSH : "I don't know where he is... I just don't spend that much time on him."

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"9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” —FBI agent Rex Tomb, June 6, 2006
FBI Most Wanted

"The goal has never been to get Bin Laden." —General Richard Myers, chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff

US government wants bloggers to register

THE US GOVERNMENT is planning to force bloggers who criticise Congress and organise grassroot causes to register themselves or face jail time.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/180107bloggers.htm

Disinfo

Wow, you got me real worked up for a second there, you anonymous shill. But then I went and actually read the law, and it definitely does not require the average blogger to register themselves, no matter how many readers they have. This law is an effort to crack down on paid lobbyists, which is a good thing. Nice try though.

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Bin Laden 'Not Behind 9/11

Bin Laden 'Not Behind 9/11 Attacks'

London Mirror
Friday, January 19, 2007

Comment: As ever, the mainstream media lags behind, we wrote this story yesterday. Claim: Bin Laden Told Hamza Al-Qaeda Not Behind 9/11
CONTROVERSIAL Islamic preacher Abu Hamza told one of the alleged 21/7 bomb plotters that terror leader Osama bin Laden was not behind the 9/11 attacks, a court was told today.

A school friend of Yassin Omar's told the trial of the six alleged plotters that hook-handed Hamza had said he knew the al Qaida chief.

Data analyst Steven Bentley told the court that Omar - who he had known since the age of 13, and who played a key role in his own conversion to Islam - had seemed supportive of the Taliban's regime in Afghanistan.

He, Omar and another of the alleged bomb plotters, Adel Yahya, had attended hamza's sermons at Finsbury park mosque, he told the court, along with mosques at Edmonton and Regent's Park.

And when asked about Omar's views on the 9/11 terror attacks on the USA, he said: "He did say that he did not think it was done by Osama bin Laden.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/190107Laden.htm