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When Al-Qaida moved into Timbuktu, Mali, the terror group was bent on enforcing Shariah law, threatening many historical artifacts in the region. That's when an African collector and adventurer, Abdel Kader Haidara, took it upon himself to salvage and smuggle more than 370,000 ancient manuscripts out of harm's way.


Al-Qaida Fund Donor Sentenced In Kansas City

Oct 7, 2013

A Kansas City man who sympathized with Al-Qaida enough to send financial support has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Stockily built in an orange jail uniform, Khalid Ouazzani grew weak-kneed standing before Judge Howard Sachs and was briefly supported by a deputy U.S. Marshall.

Ouazzani had sent the U.S. District Judge an eight page typed letter of apology, professing self-disgust, saying he is not anti-American.

The FBI alleges that a Kansas City man was involved in a fledgling plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. The case came up as an example of effective the government surveillance programs have been at foiling some 50 terrorist plots.

Junkyard Proceeds Help Al-Qaida

May 19, 2010
photo by dan verbeck

Kansas City, Mo. – Terrorist supporters will turn up in unlikely situations: Take the man who pleaded guilty today in Kansas City Federal District Court.

Khalid Ouazzani owned a junk yard selling used car parts on Truman Road. He sold it, later admitted some bank fraud and overseas money laundering and today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to support al-Qaida. Ouazzani told Federal District Judge Howard Sachs he had someone else hand over two donations to al-Qaida worth $23 thousand between 2007 and last February.

Kansas City, Mo. – 32-year-old Khalid Ouazzani, a U.S. Citizen originally from Morocco, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Ouazzani ran Truman Used Auto Parts, on Truman Road in Kansas City. He has admitted to pledging allegiance to Al-Qaida and between August 2007 and February 2010, actively supporting the organization.