Factory-farmed chicken sets U.S. up for bio-terrorism
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2002–
MACHIAPONGO, Virginia–Seeking links to Al Qaida terrorist
funding, about 150 officers of the U.S. Customs Service and other
federal law enforcement agencies on March 20 executed 14 search
warrants at sites in northern Virginia plus the Mar-Jac Poultry
slaughterhouse in Gainesville, Georgia.
The subject of investigation was reportedly Yaqub M. Mirza.
Mirza, reported Associated Press, heads a company called
Sterling Advisory Services, registered at the Mar-Jac address, and
is “listed as the registered agent for Mena Investments Inc. in
Herndon, Virginia.” In addition, said Associated Press, “Mirza
was an officer of the Saar Foundation, started in the 1970s by
members of a wealthy Saudi family to raise money for education and
technology projects in developing Islamic countries. It was
dissolved in December 2000.”