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Posted on Nov 08, 2006 at 08:32 AM

Hot off the inbox, and sad news for all of us who have known him, and been fans of his fantastic lecture series?. Imam Anwar is unique in many ways, and his absence was enough of a loss for Muslims in the West. May Allah protect him and his family from all harm. In the early hours of October 17, a Yemeni secret police raid swept up eight foreigners living in Sana?a, under surveillance by the CIA and British intelligence, and at least 12 other men across Yemen. Yemeni authorities insist they dismantled an al-Qa?ida cell and disrupted a gun-running ring to neighbouring Somalia. It was subsequently reported that the key to the raids was Anwar Al Awlaki (identified in the media as ?Abu Atiq?) who was arrested six weeks before the October 17 swoop. Media reports allege that ?Abu Atiq? was an associate of two of the September 11 hijackers and a protege of Abdul al-Majid al-Zindani, who the US wants arrested on terror charges. They also make mention of his alleged role in a foiled al-Qa?ida plot to bomb oil and gas facilities in Yemen. He is believed to be held in Central Security Prison in Sana?a. Locals in Sanaa insist, perhaps apocryphally, that the two stories of the complex above ground sit atop eight stories underground, where torture rooms and darkened cells are often used. Whether or not people are tortured here, Western officials and aid groups are adamant that torture is regularly used in Yemen on terror suspects, or political prisoners. - Cage Prisoners -------------------------- >> anyone ese heard this? Hope this is false news

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