Adnan Shukrijumah has been a fugitive since 9/11, was rumored to have crossed the Mexican border, and was indicted last year in the NYC/Zazi bombing plot. Pakistan may be harboring him, as noted earlier this week.
And there is also — of all places — a Shukrijumah tie to Trinidad and Guyana.
An Al Qaeda fugitive with ties to Trinidad and Guyana may rise to the top post in the global terror network whose iconic leader Osama Bin Laden was killed Sunday.
Adnan Gulshair El Shukrijumah, who is known to have lived in and visited Trinidad, was last year elevated to head Al Qaeda’s external operations council—with a mission to recruit, plan and execute terrorist attacks against the United States and its western allies.
…Intelligence officials in the US report that El Shukrijumah, who studied computer science and chemistry in the US, came to Trinidad months before the September 11, 2001 terror attack that killed 3,000.
He is reported to have stayed on the compound of a Muslim organisation in Central Trinidad which some reports claimed was linked to a mosque in the US with ties to terrorism.
Despite a search by the FBI in Trinidad in 2003, with the assistance of local law enforcement, El Shukrijumah, 35, has not been found.
Head of the Islamic Missionaries Guild Imtiaz Mohammed said on Wednesday he and others were interviewed by the FBI who they believed knew Shukrijumah.
The FBI in 2004 set up a permanent office in Trinidad, to continue its counter terrorism operations.
Lesson: There is no respite from Muslim terrorists.
Erick Stakelbeck puts it all together in The Terrorist Next Door.
bin Laden is dead. Jihad lives.
6/8/07 – Nothing to see here, move along
6/9/06 – 9/11-linked pilot on the loose
8/18/04 – WHERE IS ADNAN SHUKRIJUMAH?