Najibullah Zazi and his fellow terrorist friends have been cooperating with the federal authorities since their arrest. According to multiple reports beginning with the AP, "prosecutors have said in court that they met with two senior Qaeda
leaders in Pakistan, Saleh al-Somali, the group’s head of external
operations, and Rashid Rauf, a key operative, who sent the men back to
New York to carry out a suicide strike."
Now we learn Zazi et al also had contact with senior elusive al-Qaeda operative Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah, a/k/a Jafar the Pilot,a/k/a Jafar al-Tayar, a/k/a Mohammed Sher Khan.
He is now 35 years old, has been fluent in English, has a 5 million dollar reward offered by the FBI, took pilot training at the same time as the September 11, 2001 terrorists, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed referred to him as a senior al-Qaeda leader who was referred to as the next Mohammed Atta -- only with a nuclear device.
Shukrijumah, a computer engineer whose last known address was his parent's home at Miramar, South Florida, is believed to have been hand-picked by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, "to keep the terrorist network alive in the US". source
He is said to have been born in Saudi Arabia but has a passport from Guyana and in some instances is referred to as Guyanese.
In the 80's and 90's he spent time in NewYork, Brooklyn, and also spent time in Florida. He did translation for the blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. It was in Florida that he received legal permanent residency status -- a “green card,” which permitted him to acquire a federal passport. He never became a naturalized American citizen. In the course of the next five years, Adnan would obtain additional passports from Canada, Trinidad, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia. Blog friend Alan Peters writes:
The Jihad Club
Spreading the fire of jihad, Adnan attended services at the Masjid al-Iman mosque in Fort Lauderdale, where he became acquainted with a host of wannabe terrorists, including Jose Padilla, who planned to detonate a radiological bomb in midtown Manhattan; Imran Mandhai, who was convicted of attempting to blow up nuclear power plants in southern Florida; Moessa Shuyeb Jokham, who was arrested for plotting terrorist attacks against Jewish community centers and businesses; and Hakki Akksoy, who was jailed for ten years when a cache of deadly explosives was found in his home. 
Questioned about the aspiring terrorists, Sofian Abdelaziz Zakout, director of the American Muslim Association and a friend of the Shukrijumah family, said: “I saw [Adnan el Shukrijumah, Padilla and Mandhai] at different times in different mosques
El Shukrijumah arranged flight training for Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi in Venice Florida at Hoffman aviation that served Yeslam bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's brother.
Following the training at Horrman, Adnan accompanied Atta and Shehhi to the Airman Flight School in Norman, Oklahoma, where Atta and Shehhi signed up for advanced training on commercial jet airliners.
Enter Right Truth reader in Guelph Ontario: A reader here at Right Truth who lives in Guelph Ontario contacted me, stating that she thought Adnan was living in her apartment building along with 6 other men, that they were taking flying lessons and that they paid no rent. She was very frightened. I contacted the FBI for her:
On January 25, 2007, witnesses testified that Adnan was residing in an apartment complex within the quaint Canadian city of Guelph in southern Ontario. They said that Adnan and nine other Muslim men who lived in the building made daily visits to the regional airport where they believed he was working.
The witnesses contacted the authorities and expressed concern about their personal safety, especially since several lived in the complex. But no officials appeared at their doorways to substantiate their claims.
Following the sightings, expert hackers, including a computer wunderkind who served with the government in Ottawa, managed to approximate Adnan’s present whereabouts by securing his screen name and gaining access to Adnan’s communications to family members, including Nabil in Florida and his sister Aida in Arizona, and fellow jihadis, including Gulshair’s former friends and associates in Brooklyn and Miramar.
Several communications from Adnan were traced in internet posting sites. These included two universities in southern Ontario, the business center a major hotel, and radical Islamic mosques. Through these efforts, the technicians were able to triangulate Adnan’s whereabouts to an area of one kilometer.
Such leads were investigated by former Canadian law enforcement officials, including a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who decided in late October 2007 that the time was right to contact the FBI and to bring the long search to a salubrious end.
But the contact to the FBI was made with the stipulation that a criminal arrest warrant be issued for Adnan so that he could be collared, taken into custody, and extradited to the United States. This condition proved to be too taxing .
Upon receiving the information, the federal officials -- once again -- failed to process the findings and to conduct an investigation.
And So It Goes
In shocking news and failure on our government's part, no criminal arrest warrants have been issued:
... Family Security Matters has learned, the U.S. Department of Justice, even after posting rewards, setting up hotlines, and issuing BOLOs (“Be-on-the-Lookout” alerts) has failed to issue criminal warrants for their arrest. [snip]
They point out that suspected terrorists, under the guidelines of the Patriot Act, need not be fugitives who have been indicted by grand juries in U.S. District Courts. This is all well and good if Adnan if cornered within the U.S.
But, if he is sitting in a café in Canada or Mexico, neither the BOLO nor the warrant as a material witness will be sufficient to take him into custody and to extradite him for questioning by the FBI or Homeland Security.
“A material witness warrant has no weight at all in Canada,” explains a retired RCMP official who opts to remain anonymous “Our law enforcement officials cannot do anything unless there is a criminal offense that is extraditable.”
The failure to obtain arrest warrants remains coupled with other oversights of equally staggering proportions. On October 31, 2006, members of a well-known security company spotted Adnan el-Shukrijumah on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.They dutifully reported the sighting to the FBI and CSIS. They remain waiting for a response. (more at The Last Crusade)
Here's el Shukrijumah's vital statistics:
Date of Birth Used: August 4, 1975 Hair: Black Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia Eyes: Black Height: 5'3" to 5'6" Sex: Male Weight: 132 pounds Complexion: Dark, Mediterranean Build: Average Remarks: El Shukrijumah occasionally wears a beard. He has a pronounced nose and is asthmatic. El Shukrijumah speaks English and carries a Guyanese passport, but may attempt to enter the United States with a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidadian passport. (FBI)
Keep in mind the image seems to be the best available and is seven years old. (Update: Michael Travis sent me more photos, see below) There have been many sitings of el Shukrijumah, including in Guelf, Ontario.
See other articles I wrote: Adnan el Shukrijumah, next Mohammad Atta, Canada terrorist connections