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Friday, August 27, 2010

Albanian Mafia fueling Al Qaeda terrorist activity in US: Kosovo schools and orphanages open

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Chief perpetrators of drug and people smuggling, human body part and weapons sales, sex slavery, passport theft, forgery, abductions and murder, the Albanian Mafia remains to be domineering in their criminal activity both domestically and abroad.
“The Albanian criminal enterprises, operating largely in New York and other Eastern seaboard cities, represent a major challenge to federal agents because of their propensity for violence and brutality,” FBI officials indicate.
"They are a hardened group, operating with reckless abandon," said Chris Swecker, the FBI assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division according to a CNN report.
Interpol stated that “Kosovo Albanian Mafia hold the largest share of the heroin market in Switzerland, in Austria, in Belgium, in Germany, in Hungary, in the Czech Republic, in Norway, and in Sweden.”
The head of Sweden’s anti drug unit believes that the gangs supplied “hundreds, maybe thousands, of kilos of heroin” to the Scandinavian countries. The Albanian Muslim Mafia clans are dispersed in Kosovo and Macedonia as well as Albania proper.
The Italian Mafia and the Albanian Mafia
"I hate these f**** Albanians," a captain in the Genovese crime family was captured saying on tape. The captain continued,
"If you have a beef with them you have to kill them right away. There's no talking to them."
Reports indicate that the Albanian Mafia including immigrants from Kosovo has replaced the Italian La Cosa Nostra Mafia, an offshoot of the Sicilian Mafia.
To understand the capacity and how far the arms reach of the Albanian Mafia is to understand briefly the magnitude of La Cosa Nostra aka The Italian-American Mafia:
There are five main New York City Mafia families, known as the Five Families: the Gambino, Lucchese, Genovese, Bonanno and Colombo families.
The Italian-American Mafia aka La Cosa Nostra dominated organized crime in the U.S. It used this status to maintain control over much of the organized crime activity in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Providence, New Jersey, and New York City, as well as in other cities in the Northeastern United States and across the country, such as Las Vegas, Tampa, New Orleans, Miami, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and many others.
La Cosa Nostra often referred to as the “original Mafia,” was at one time thought to be one of the largest organized crime groups in the United States and held dominance of the National Crime Syndicate.
The Albanian Mafia has been thought to greatly exceed this dominant power and poses as an outstanding figure as one of the most violent crime organizations in operation particularly with their strong connections in Europe union.
Replacing La Cosa Nostra in its rank, size, power and figure in organized crime, the Albanian Mafia holds itself as a domineering force in the Mafia underworld.
Further, a predominant Catholic Mafia is being replaced by a predominant Muslim Albanian FIS.
The Gambino crime family recruits ethnic Albanian assassins
In the 1970s, the Italian Mafia, more specifically the Gambino family recruited and employed Albanians as couriers, transporters, and more significantly assasins as a result of their proficiency.
By 1996, ethnic Albanians were the main assassins for the Gambino family.
At least two of the Gambino Family’s major players or “high level associates,” including Zef Mustafa  were of Albanian enthnicity. Mustafa allegedly made over $700 million for the Gambino family, was later arrested for a $19 million dollar internet heist, and subsequently released on a $5 milliion bond disappearing from the United States.
“The ethnic Albanian mafia is very powerful and extremely violent,” said Kim Kliver, chief investigator for organized crime with the Danish National Police.
“If you compare them to the Italian Mafia, the Albanians are stronger and not afraid of killing.”

"The Albanian criminals were special from the beginning," said Francesca Marcelli, an organized-crime investigator for the Italian government.
Marcelli continued:
"When they started appearing here in 1993, they were much different than other immigrants. They have strong motivations and are very violent. Some of them actually pulled machine guns on the son of an Italian Mafioso. To do that in Italy is unbelievable."
In the north of Italy, the Albanians have taken the prostitution racket away from the country's toughest Mafia branch, the 'Ndrangheta.
A representative from the Polish Mob in 2002 was found saying:
“I’m willing to do business with just about anyone. Dominicans, Blacks. Italians. Asian gangs. Russians. But won’t go near the Albanian mob. The Albanians are too violent and too unpredictable.”
Ties to Kosovo Liberation Army and Al Qaeda
Alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, the Albanian Mafia, one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the United States and Europe stretches throughout the United States, Canada, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia.

The FBI believes largely that the Albanian Mafia could be involved in “terrorist financing,” adding more specifically, “ties to organizations suspected of involvement in terrorist financing.”
Even more so, support of Al Qaeda prove notable in the following:
Yossef Bodansky, former Director of House Task Force on Terrorism, committed to saying,
“The Albanian mob will not commit acts of terrorism…but will aid Al Qaeda..The role of the Albanian Mafia-tightly connected to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA a declared terrorist organization) is laundering money, providing technology, safe houses and other support to terrorists within this country.”
Most if not all of the KLA has been trained and financially supported by Al Qaeda.
(Kosovo was marked as a potential recruiting ground for Islamic extremists. The large numbers of young Muslims living in abject poverty in Kosovo plays ideally into the hands of terrorist recruiters. Al-Qaeda is extremely interested in the region because the Muslim families are large and teenagers make up half of Kosovo’s population, making Kosovo a prime reservoir for the recruitment of young Mujahedeen.)

  • 24 Wahhabi mosques , 14 orphanages and 98 primary and secondary Wahhabi funded schools have been built in Kosovo since 1999. Wahhabism Islam across the spectrum from revival and reform to global jihad is thought to be the chief spiritual source of the Al Qaeda terrorists.

(Chairman Kyl, Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security on Thursday, June 26, 2003 stated: “I come before this body to describe how adherents of Wahhabism, the most extreme, separatist, and violent form of Islam, and the official sect in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have come to dominate Islam in the U.S. “)

  • Djamel Beghala, Al Qaeda operative, arrested in Dubai was found with a manufactured Albanian false passport. Under interrogation, Beghala identified a major European Al Qaeda cell planning to blow up the US Embassy in Paris.

  • Al Qaeda assassins of Ahmed Shah Massoud possessed passports doctored by the Albanian Mafia. The assassination of Massoud is considered to have a strong connection to the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil. Massoud had warned against a potential terrorist attack in his speech to the European Parliament several months earlier.

Krasniqi Albanian crime family, the KLA and Al Qaeda

The US District Court in New Jersey charged 6 (six) on terrorism related charges directly related to a pattern of Islamist terrorist support operations by Bosnian and Albanian radicals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The men were charged with conspiring to conduct the attack were within area where Bosnian Islamists worked with “Islamic charities” to develop terrorist training operation before and after September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Of the 6 (six) men, 4 were ethnic Albanians, 3 of the 6 are members of the Duka family.  The Duka family operate a roofing business in Brooklyn, New York, demographically close to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the home of Florin Krasniqi.

Krasniqi in 1998-99, raised $30 million from the Albanian community in the United States for the KLA and smuggled hundreds of high-powered American sniper rifles to Kosovo for guerrillas, which were distributed by his extended family clan in the region.

Krasniqi, an Albanian born from the southern most part of Kosovo, was a major supplier of weapons from the US to the KLA, through Niam Behzloulzi aka Houlzi.

Houlzi a major KLA figure linked to Al Qaeda, was the 2nd ranking leader in the KLA providing explosives for terrorist attacks on Madrid in March of 2004 and in London in July of 2005.
Arrests of the Krasniqi crime family 2010

In June 2010 the FBI and NYPD arrested heads of the Krasniqi operating primarily out of New York, Connecticut, Michigan and elsewhere on charges from murder to kidnapping to drugs to racketeering:

  • Bruno Krasniqi
  • Saimir Krasniqi
  • Erkliant Sula
  • Skender Cakoni
  • Gjovalin Berisha
  • Nazih Nasser
  • Gentian Nikolli
  • Shkelzen Balidemaj
  • Plaurent Cela
  • Albert Tamali

Gentian Caro, Marjan Tamali, and JoAnna Pakulski were arrested by the Royal Canadian Police. Caro was extradited to the United States; Tamali and Pakulski are awaiting extradition.
Dukagin Nikollaj and Vsi Lnu are still at large according to the FBI.

  • July 2, 2010, Sr. Aide to Deputy Prime Minister of Albania, 27-year-old Almir Rrapo was arrested on charges of murder and racketeering. Rrapo was a senior member of Krasniqi.

  • August 24, 2010, Krasniqi member, Florian Veshi, 26 years old, was also arrested.
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  1. This article is a bunch of cut and paste's from very old to new stories on Albanians.

    Albanians are not terrorists.

    I'll admit every now and then you get a really stupid Albanian who has no real radical intent who winds up in trouble BECAUSE of his stupidity.

    1/3 of the Albanian names in this article belong to Catholic Albanians.

    Stupid people abound everywhere!

    1. The argument is regarding then doing business with extremist groups which they do. They are not the only OC group to do it either. Its a business and terrorists pay well. They are carving out money pits where other OC became fat lazy and pretentious. you have a sea of young poverty stricken pissed off kids who many experienced a massive war and have no issue with violence. We as Americans have turned our children into fucking pussies have to wear a helmet when you ride your bike etc etc. furthermore our absurd hypersensitive reactions to shit make us freak out and want to throw away taking care of shit ourselves and demand the govt does something. This school shooting was terrible. But creating an unarmed, untrained society is exactly what violent groups want from a society theymean to control. You really think Hitler would have been able to pull off what her did with an armed trained demographic who raised their community not with if mommy and Daddy will get he thus escalade but rather teaching their kids to be self reliant? Our country is in utter denial about how the world is.

  2. Albanians are awesome

  3. I agree that Albanians are a little crazy but,they are not terrorists!!!The KLA (stands for Kosovon liberation army) They protect the Kosovars from the Serbs!! If anyone was to research and see all the massive killings of innocent Albanians & Bosnians that was done!!! The massive graves- THE ETHNIC CLEANSING- as they called it!!! if NATO did'nt come along and help the massive killings would have still went on for many more years!!! Thank you U.S.A.!!!All the Albanians were trying to do is-protect themselves!!! So, please do your research before you judge!!! They are good & bad people everywhere!!!

  4. all are lies... im not albanian but i know what people they are dont have nothing about Al Qaeda 9 11 atack it was a genius plan of your own country albanians love america .......

  5. ha ha kosovari everbody hate you

    1. dont hate that were dominating and learn how to spell

  6. I agree with the 4th comment. First off, throughout history, Albanians (Kosovars, Macedonian, Albania, Montenegro) have always been invaded, murdered and ultimately forced to do what their invaders demanded in order to keep their remaining population. Many albanians fled from albania and wound up in Sicily as it is geografically (Greece is too but are a long time enemy of Albanians)easier to get to from Albania . If Albanians have learned anything from immigrating to Sicily was how to survive. Furthermore, you should do your homework because only about 5% of Albanian muslims are fanatic at best and none have any ties to Al-Qaeda. Just like it is unfair to say that all italians are mafioso, same goes double for Albanians, and not all muslims are terrorists, not all Catholic priests rape little boys etc. Just because you have an animation of the US Justice Department's emblem, does not make your so called blog authentic. Chew on that! Rroft shqiptarizmi te gjithemone! - Prej nga Qika e Rexhep Isufit

  7. this articel is very false publacizing and dipicting a fake pictures of albanians, first of all kla which is uck was an kosova's army that was formed in 1997 and they werent terrorist they were defending their home land. none of those weapons were used towards any terrorist acts..lies and they might be mafias and gangs but were not sponsored by any means or have any ties to al qaeda

  8. Finaly some article to write truth about mafia. All correct.

  9. Whenever i read "articles" such as this, it makes me lough. The good ol' internet age, anybody thinks they can write...

    Well, if you want to entertain yourselves, please go ahead, especially talking about links to al-qaeda, yep, that is funny.

    Whoever publishes this rubbish, has little idea of what they are saying. It is clear it has political motivations (not in the sense most people understand it). I have done my PhD (currently assistant Professor post) on the Balkans Studies and know only too well what the sources and motivations for this type of "journalism" can come from. However, not falling to their level, I shall just smile and walk away.

    Please note (to the authors), keep your day jobs.

    I have the greatest respect for Albanian people.


  10. I had a rough life, that does not give me the right to kill, or transport weapons, human body parts for sale.. Come one, this is gruesome and should be stopped, Not with jail, or bail, but death. Prostitution taken away from Italians is the only part of the story I think is a lie. The Italians probably let them have the girls or let them get the girls cause the Russian women are so beutiful and willing.. No one takes away from Italians, they just let them think they won.. Now the 5 families have one less thing to worry about and still get their tax from the proceeds. Most of US Mafia are now in Congress and Senate seats.. They just let these guys think they have control, when we want to squash it,, we will...

    1. Your comment is insane...

  11. Gamo thn Alvania!!!

  12. yakadoodledoo
    The USA is become the land of pooh.
    Albanian mafia does exist now upstate in not only westchester but dutchess county too.
    What does the FBI do about ----NAda much.

  13. There are 12 main clans for albanians. Of those are Krasniqi, Gashi, Thaqi, Kelmandi ETC ETC. There are 1,000's of people with the same lastname that are not related. Just because your last name is "James" does not mean you are related to Jessie James. This article is filled with bullshit. Albanians love america.

  14. destroy them with fire

  15. Typical SLav Serb propaganda.Mixing individual allegeded criminal acts and spining to be "Moslem" or"Al-Quada bla bla ..........
    The Serb Facts sighted "they could of" should of or would in reality is NOT A FACT.............THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE IS HATE SPEECH TOWARDS ALBANIANS.

  16. shnookum maghee will kill all criminal albanian swine.
    He will come like thief in the night under the guise of Yakadoodledoo

  17. dr doodle goes to washington to destroy albanian scum mafia .
    they will die

  18. lets radiate them in huge microwave

  19. we invoke ninise and pash to evaporate these albanian scum

  20. what a load of bullshit this article is

  21. It's pretty obvious that the only terriost groups are those journalists and articulate losers whom fail to examine such truth. The social aspect of Albanian's is terrorised by such a media influence that has only preceptually created nothing but "bullshit". As a truthful and spirited Albanian, this would be my response, shkoni qij veten ju qentë :)

  22. Why does the USA have one of it's largest overseas military bases in Albania? WTF? We are supporting these muslim butchers and slave traders. We supported the WRONG side in conflict in the 90's. Long live the good Christian people of Serbia who ALWAYS supported the USA...may God forgive this country for what they did in supporting these apostate dogs.

  23. Albanians are crazy, but they are loyal, honest, good hearted people. They are very family oriented, and the term "blood is thicker than water" describes their relationship perfectly. 90% of this article is fasle -- Albanians are NOT slave traders, or associated with Al Quieda.

  24. USA Bring albanian thugs to destroy american stability or what is left.
    Down with the globalist oligarchies!
    May the leaders becaught and fed to ugly fat smelly albanian womwn swine!!!Albania should vaporize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Albania must be erradicated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Okay now I ma not from Albania I'm from this pussy assed country America but I have done a lot of research about this country. Albanians are misunderstood a lot. They do have a mafia yes and they are violent but in general they are very open and hospitable people many people that ive talked to who have visited there have even said so. I know 22 Albanians and they even say a lot of this is bullshit! All of you who are saying Albania needs to be vaporized and destroyed and shit can all go to fucking hell! DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!!!!

  27. Look who wrote this Article "UNKNOWN" writer. Infromation based on ??? nobody knows where this info came from. It looks like someone who as personal problem with Albanians. Most likely got a beating by an Albanian and then decided to make up a Bull Sh*** story about Albanians. An educated citizen will know right away that this story is false and written by our neighboring enemies trying to give Albanians a bad image and Albanian mafia dosent exist. To be a mafia you have to be big organized family. Just because you arrest 4 ot 5 guys that come from same family that dosent make you mobester that makes you bunch of tough guys with balls who decided to make quick money. Maybe the should concentrate on real criminals not this nonsense albanian mafia that dosent exist.

  28. I've known many Albanians in my life having lived in bari (south italy), I've been friends with arbereshe (15th century christian albanians who settled in italy) as well as albanian refugees that came on the vlora ship to bari in 1991. The reason albanians have had an easier time integrating into southern italian society is because we have many parallels when it comes to work, family, loyalty, and most of all, Honor. I personally know albanians as good hearted friendly people, sincere people.

  29. Albanians are ancient people with a very old and rich civilization. Albanians are all over the world, similar to Jewish people they have had their share of injustice throughout history. Albanians do not care about religion, they care about their national identity. In Albania and the regional area, the religion is personal thing that nobody really talks about. Muslims marry Christians and vice versa. There are elements of underground operations so called “MAFIA” which are believable in this article. Their injustice throughout history has taught them to have great survival skills. However, linking them to AL-Qaeda is absurd and not based on any facts. Linking KLA to terrorist organization is not realistic. The fact of the matter is that Albanians are the only true friend of the United States of America in the region. The KLA even though, not officially admitted was created by United States of America. Now reading this article to me looks like it was written by somebody who is anti- Albanian, somebody who has personal reasons/ agenda or who was paid probably by KGB. Fake reporting.