– ABDEL MAMOUR
* Abdel Qader Fadlallah Mamour was born in Senegal approximately in 1958. He is married to an Italian wife and has 5 children. Abdel Mamour became the Imam of Carmagnola Mosque, a village near the North-West city of Torino in Italy
Between the years 1993-6 Abdel Mamour traveled to Sudan, operated in the reorganization of Al Qaeda and met, at least twice, with Osama Bin Laden and with the military wing commander Mohammed Atef . According to Abdel Mamour, Osama Bin Laden financed, partially, Islamic operations in Europe through diamonds trading between Africa and Belgium.
In 11/2003 Abdel Mamour supported, publicly, the Nasiriya Bombing attack on an Italian base in Iraq, on 11/12/2003, which killed 19 Italian servicemen. In an interview to a newspaper Abdel Mamour warned that if Italian troops were not pulled out of Iraq, there could be a bomb attack in Rome, and boasted knowing Osama bin Laden. In response Abdel Mamour was deported back to Senegal in mid 11/2003.
After Abdel Mamour’s deportation from Italy, a fellow Imam from Torino – Bouchta Bouriki, led the protest of the Islamic community in Torino and Italy against the deportation.
Abdel Mamour was interviewed, few days after his deportation, through the phone from Dakar, Senegal’s capital, by the London-based Arabic newspaper Sharq Al-Awsat.
Although a regional court in Lazio ruled Abdel Mamour’s deportation illegal, the Italian interior minister ruled out the possibility of any return of Abdel Mamour to Italy.
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