Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Virginia, has ties to Hamas and al-Qaeda.

"Since the early 1990s, UASR has conducted business from a townhouse in an office park of condominiums in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Springfield, Va. Late last year, according to sources and documents, the group sold the upper two floors of the townhouse, moved out what one source described as "a lot of boxes" and then located itself in the basement.

The windows are covered with a false brick contact paper that matches the facade of the building blocking the view from the outside. CNSNews.com's investigation found meetings convening at the midnight hour on many occasions. From time to time, day or night, the occupants emerge from the office to make cell phone calls in the parking lot. Government investigators say that is for privacy in the likely event that a government counter-terrorism unit has placed listening devices inside the building."

UASR does not list its street address; only a PO Box in Annandale.

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