Aleem Nasir used to travel often to FATA area in Pakistan, allegedly looking for special kinds of stones located specifically there. The German and Pakistani intelligence suspected that his interest in stones was a cover for him to transfer thousand of Euros, since 1999, to Islamic militant organization fighting in Kashmir and to Al Qaeda who is well rooted in South Waziristan. In his voyages Aleem Nasir used several nick names like Ziad ud-din Punjabi and many others.
Aleem Nasir has been on a German watch list since co-workers at an energy research institute reported that right after The 9/11 he predicted terrorist strikes in Germany. Months later, Aleem Nasir was fined after threatening a police officer who he said derided the Prophet Muhammad. “If you were in Pakistan, I might kill you if you are abusing the prophet,” Mr. Nasir said he told the officer. Soon Aleem Nasir lost his job in Germany and he decided to return to Pakistan, in mid 2002.
Aleem Nasir remained in close contact with Radical Islamists in Germany. His close confidant, Dr. Yehia Yousif, used to raise money for the cause of Jihad and to travel, from time to time, to Pakistan in order to deliver the money through Aleem Nasir .
In 2003, Aleem Nasir split with the Lashkar-e-Toiba – LeT, after the Pakistani government ordered the LeT to stop directly supporting the Jihad in Afghanistan. The LeT had to comply with this order, especially after its leader, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, was put under house arrest. When Aleem Nasir visited Hafiz Saeed in his home, he was angry to learn that the LeT was no longer directly supporting the Jihad (the Afghan Taliban and Al-Qaeda), but was using the funds raised abroad, including the money he delivered, for buying property and cars. Aleem Nasir contacted directly in Wana, South Waziristan, Al Qaeda leaders to coordinate with them methods of raising and transferring money.
In 01/2007, in his third trip to Pakistan on behalf of Al Qaeda since 2003, Aleem Nasir met with Al Qaeda military chief Khalid Habib and brought with him rifle sights, a laptop, binoculars, several night vision devices, a device to detect bugs and a directional microphone to intercept conversations at a distance. Aleem Nasir also met, probably, with the local -IJU leader Najmiddin Jalolov.
After his fourth trip to Pakistan, Aleem Nasir was arrested at Allama Iqbal airport Lahore, on 06/08/2007, before boarding a flight back to Germany, by the Pakistani intelligence –ISI.
On 08/21/2007 a Pakistani court ordered to return Aleem Nasir his passport so he could proceed to Germany.
In Germany Aleem Nasir was arrested in Frankfurt immediately after his arrival, on 08/22/2007. The German prosecution had trouble to use evidence from his interrogation in Pakistan because they were obtained, allegedly, through the use of torture, at least by German standards, although Germany had evidence of the close connection between Aleem Nasir and the Ramstein Plot perpetrators.
On 07/13/2009, despite his close relations to Al Qaeda, Aleem Nasir was sentenced, in Germany, to 8 years in jail. He cooperated partially with authorities and helped to identify German and Austrian citizens who joined Al Qaeda and its proxies such as Abdulrahmen H. Abdulrahmen H was born in Mödling, Lower Austria, in 1983. He and four others had trained as para-militaries at “Mir Ali” camp, an Al Qaeda camp in Pakistan, from 08-10/2005. Abdulrahmen H had been killed, eventually, along the Afghan-Pakistani border.
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