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World Wide Alert Issued As Former al-Qaeda Double Agent Warns U.S. Sleeper Cells Are Ready to Strike

January 10, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
World Wide Alert Issued As Former al-Qaeda Double Agent Warns U.S. Sleeper Cells Are Ready to Strike

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According to Fox News, terrorist sleeper cells are positioned around Western nations and the attacks in France could be just the tip of the iceberg according to a former Danish motorcycle gangster who joined Al Qaeda only to become a double agent.

The man claims to have assisted the U.S. in tracking down one of the most wanted terrorists in the al Qaeda organization and says the attacks in Paris prove that sleeper cells are positioned around the west, poised to carry out attacks.

Morten Storm, was an informant for the Danish national intelligence agency Security and Intelligence Service (PET), dealt with the U.S. born Anwar Al-Awlaki, who was the head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

He said western countries must vigilant and take the necssessary steps to protect their citizens from possible attacks, which includes canceling the citizenships of homegrown radicals who travel to the Middle East to fight or train.

Homegrown jihadists can easily blend into society and live what seems to be a normal life until the signal is sent to strike, he said.

Storm said on a conference call facilitated by the New York-based terrorism research group Clarion Project: “Deception is their warfare, One of the things that these groups believe in is that you are allowed to trick someone into believing that you stand for something else when you really have other agendas. They will act as normal members of western society.”

Storm, 38, who co-wrote “Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA,” maintains that those responsible for the bloody, military type attack on French satire magazine newspaper Charlie Hebdo were more than likely such Islamist terrorists who were positioned for such an attack to take place.

The brothers who murdered 12 in the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Abdo had ties to Al Qaeda, and it is known that at least one had traveled to Yemen and been in contact with terror camp operators,

According to Fox News, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were killed Friday when police raided a printing plant where they had holed up two days after carrying out the savage attack, mounted in retaliation for the magazine’s publishing of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammed.

As a member of the motorcycle gang Banditios, Storm was involved with drugs and violence before going to prison in 1997. After his release, he moved to England with a Danish Muslim convert he met in prison.

There, he converted to Islam, praying five times a day and growing out his beard.

Storm says that during that time that he met Al Qaeda members and had travelled to Yemen three times before he met American al-Qaeda leader Al-Awlaki in 2006.

Al-Awlaki rose through the ranks of Al Qaeda and became one of the world’s most wanted terrorists before a CIA drone killed him in 2011.

Storm said in the interview, “Al-Awlaki had an extra hatred toward everything not Islamic, He believed it was his calling to bring the banners of Islam back to victory. He believed he was part of the Prophet Muhammad’s belief that armies would rise. He was angry towards America for preventing this.”

Storm claims he left Islam after militants denied his offer to join their fighting ranks in Somalia. He began cooperating with PET shortly afterward,  while still maintaining contact with Al Qaeda operatives.

He passed information to the CIA through the Danish intelligence organization, which he says led to the Sept. 30 drone strike that killed Al-Awlaki, as well as American-born terrorist Samir Khan, who published Al Qaeda’s online magazine, “Inspire.”

Even though Storm claimed credit for Al-Awlaki’s death in Danish newspaper interviews, the CIA never officially confirmed or denied getting information from him.

However, Hans Jorgen Bonnichesen, former head of PET, has said Storm was a “very valuable agent” who had information that proved vital to international counter-terrorism efforts.

A European security official said in a 2013 AP interview that Storm may very well have been an informer, but questioned the way Storm described his own significance.

“I have a strong feeling that he’s overestimating his own role,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly at the time.

But Storm said during Friday’s interview that he learned the details of the land while traveling to Yemen, describing complex training facilities where many people who came from the west engaged in combat training.

“They were extremely organized,” he said. “Many of those trained were given the chance to join fighters in battle and kill government officers and Shia Muslims.”

Storm says the camps also included religious scholars at the facilities to enforce Sharia law as well as having agents who work at airports that could help pass operatives through from Yemen to Europe and other areas.

The group are a detailed organization, with people in charge of foreign operations for the extremist group. Many of those terrorists are now fighting in Syria and Iraq, while others have died in battle. But Storm gave a dire warning, many are living among westerners, as sleeper cells waiting to be awakened.

“What they are really doing is waiting for the right moment,” he said. “Then these sleeping cells eventually wake up and attack their targets.”

“Al Qaeda wants to create a massive division between Muslims and non-Muslims living in Europe,” he added.

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