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Copyright Violation by “Daily Times”

by Florian Flade

Today, while going through the news about the Germany-Connection of the recent EU-Plot by al-Qaeda, I came across a piece by so-called journalist Ali K. Chishti on the Pakistani “Daily Times” website.

Mr.Chishti wrote (or better said copied) an article about “EU plot, German jihadis and the Waziristan connection”.

The piece is pretty much a illegal copy of my Blog Post “The Hamburg Connection 2.0 – Al Qaeda´s EU Plot”

http://ojihad.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/the-hamburg-connection-2-0-al-qaeda%C2%B4s-eu-plot/

Chishti sold this piece to the “Daily Times”, lying about sources. I´m quoting the part he almost 100% copied from my German original.

“On March 4, 2009, three men and two women boarded an airplane from Hamburg that was to take them to Qatar and then to Peshawar.

The five Islamists wanted to leave Germany and live in a remote and lawless part of Pakistan near the Afghan border at Waziristan. Shahab D of Iranian descent, who had fled with his parents after the Iran-Iraq war to Germany, was one of the Islamists. In 2008, Shahab married his girlfriend, a 23-year-old dental physician, whose father is a West African Muslim and mother a German. The couple turned to a strict interpretation of the holy Quran and began to exit Germany to live in a real Islamic country, Daily Times was told.

In March 2009, it was finally the time. Shahab’s wife lied to her parents that they wanted to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. In reality, the goal was to join a training camp of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Waziristan. Part of that Islamist group, on the trip that left for Pakistan in March 2009 from Germany, was a German-Afghan named Ahmad Wali, whose wife and brother Sulayman S were already being monitored by German and Pakistani intelligence agencies because of their links to a member of the infamous Hamburg Cell, Mounir el Mostassadeq, who also worked at the Hamburg airport.

Daily Times could now confirm that Ahmad Wali and his comrades reached the terrorist training camp of IMU based in Waziristan in March 2009. Interestingly, Shahab joined the camp a couple of months later where he also changed his name from Shahab to Abu Askar, who is seen in one of the videos originating from Waziristan where he is said to have explained”

This is basically a copy of my story´s beginning. Just translate it into English via Google and you will see almost nothing has been changed in Chishti´s piece:

“Es ist der 04.März 2009 als drei Männer und zwei Frauen aus Hamburg am Frankfurter Flughafen in ein Flugzeug steigen, dass sie in das Golfemirat Katar bringen wird. Ein Anschlussflug führt ins pakistanische Peshawar.

Die fünf Islamisten wollen Deutschland verlassen, sie wollen im wilden Waziristan an der pakistanisch-afghanischen Grenze ein Leben im Dschihad führen, weit weg vom verhassten Westen.

Shahab D. ist einer von ihnen. Geboren 1983 im Iran, floh er mit seinen Eltern als Folge des Iran-Irak-Krieges und immigrierte 1994 in die Bundesrepublik. Seitdem lebte der Iraner in Hamburg und besuchte die Moschee Masjid Taiba, die inzwischen von den Behörden geschlossen wurde. Beeinflusst von den radikalen Glaubensbrüdern aus dem Umfeld des Hamburger Gotteshauses, konvertierte Shahab D., der gebürtiger Schiit war, zum extremistischen Sunnitentum – er wurde ein strenggläubiger Salafist, trug lange Gewänder und ließ seinen Bart wachsen.

Im Jahr 2008 heiratete D. seine Freundin, eine heute 23jährige Zahnmedizinerin, ihr Vater ist muslimischer Westafrikaner, die Mutter Deutsche. Das Pärchen hielt sich zunehmend an eine extrem strenge Koranauslegung und begann über die Ausreise in ein islamisches Land nachzudenken.

Im März 2009 war es schließlich soweit. D.´s Ehefrau log ihre Eltern an, erklärte Shahab und sie wollten eine Pilgerreise nach Saudi-Arabien unternehmen. In Wahrheit war das Ziel ein Ausbildungslager der „Islamischen Bewegung Usbekistans“ (IBU) im pakistanischen Waziristan.”

How I know this “journalist” copied my text? The facts about D.´s girlfriend, then wife, her profession and what he told to her parents – none of that appeared in any news yet.

I will leave it with that. Daily Times has been contacted about this – no responds which shouldn´t be a surprise in a country were copyright labels mean nothing and quality journalism is almost non existing.