A crucial affidavit in the investigation of the ?Safa Group?, also known as the ?SAAR Network?, a network of numerous individuals and companies primarily based in Herndon, Virginia, was released earlier today. The initiative to unseal the affidavit was spearheaded by Dow Jones & Co. The March 20, 2002, ?Affidavit in Support of Application For Search Warrant? written by ICE Special Agent David Kane was unsealed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia. Over 100 pages, the affidavit outlines in great detail why the government believes that the SAAR Network was providing material support to terrorist groups.
Special Agent Kane noted in his affidavit, ?I will show in this affidavit that various individuals associated with the Safa Group are providing material or financial support to international terrorists and terrorist organizations through terrorist front organizations.?
Much of this investigation is detailed in "Terrorist Hunter", written by Rita Katz, the Director of the SITE Institute.