Ramadan Shallah- National/International- 1995 Sept 11, 2015 2:16:20 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 11, 2015 2:16:20 GMT -5
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Fugitive Profile as of September 11th, 2015: (based on FBI.Gov wanted poster)
Full Name: Ramadan Abdullah Mohammed Shallah
Aliases: Ramadan Shallah, Rashad, Mohamad El-Fatih, Mahmoud, Radwan, Al-Shaer, Abu Abdullah, Ramadan Abdullah
Date(s) of Birth Used: January 1, 1958
Place of Birth: Sajaya, Gaza Strip
Weight: 225 pounds
Languages: Arabic; English
Remarks: Shallah earned a PhD in Banking and Economics from a university in England. In the past, he has worked as a university professor in several countries and has ties to Tampa, Florida; the Gaza Strip; Egypt; and London, England. He frequently wears eyeglasses, a moustache, and beard.
TIPS: The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
Ramadan Abdullah Mohammed Shallah is one of the FBI's Most Wanted terrorists. He was on AMW's old website as a web-exclusive. Below is the wikipedia description of Shallah's background:
Shalah earned a Ph.D. in banking and economics from the University of Durham, England.
Professor Sami Al-Arian, who later pleaded guilty to helping PIJ and was sentenced to 57 months in prison, helped bring Shalah to Al-Arian's university in Tampa where Shalah then taught as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, and where Al-Arian appointed Shalah the head of WISE.
Shalah left in 1995 to head PIJ. Al-Arian said he was shocked to learn Shalah was "anything other than a scholar."
Palestinian Islamic Jihad activity
Shalah became secretary-general of PIJ after the assassination of its previous leader, Fathi Shiqaqi in Malta in 1995. Shalah was listed as a "Specially Designated Terrorist" under United States law on November 27, 1995.
Along with fellow PIJ member, Abd Al Aziz Awda, Shalah was indicted in a 53 count indictment in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa, Florida, on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges of alleged involvement in racketeering activities for the designated international terrorist organization known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Shalah is wanted for conspiracy to conduct the affairs of the PIJ through a pattern of racketeering activities such as bombings, murders, extortion, and money laundering.
For that indictment, Shalah then became one of six alleged and indicted terrorist fugitives among the second and most recent group of indicted fugitives to be added to the United States FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list on February 24, 2006, along with Abd Al Aziz Awda.
2014 rocket attack
In March 2014 over 100 rockets were launched into southern Israel by PIJ and other Islamist groups. On March 14 Shalah announced that the attack was coordinated with Hamas.
Thoughts? This is a guy where if you looked at his academic background and "regular" jobs you would have never guessed would one day become a terrorist. A PHD student, university professor who was taught all over the globe. Unfortunately, Shallah is a very smart terrorist, and seems to be hiding in plain sight in Syria.
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