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Submitted by Arun Gupta (United States), Nov 21, 2002 at 09:34

In The Washington Times, Nov 13, http://washtimes.com/national/20021113-31531012.htm, there is a discussion about investigating a possible connection of the Washington snipers to al-Fuqra. If Sheriff Jones, quoted below, is correct, such a connection has already been made. "The al-Fuqra network, through an offshoot group known as the Muslims of America, has established a patchwork of more than two dozen communes from New York to California, including a sizable retreat in Red House, Va., 30 miles south of Lynchburg, where as many as 200 people live in trailers in a guarded community...Charlotte County Sheriff Thomas D. Jones, whose jurisdiction includes Red House, said that while FBI agents did not establish any specific link with the southern Virginia commune, agents told him 'there had been a connection at a similar community in Georgia.' Sheriff Jones did not elaborate and federal authorities declined yesterday to comment on the ongoing sniper investigation."


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