Fri, Jan 21, 2011 | NOS | By Jeroen Wollaars | Edited by Crethi Plethi
WikiLeaks: Jihadist Working at US Embassy in the Hague
Document: A Dutch-Croatian woman, working as a telephonist at the American Embassy in The Hague, attended anti-American jihadist websites and had jihadist friends, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.
The young woman with the Dutch and Croatian nationalities was appointed in late August 2009 to work as a receptionist at the embassy.
A colleague of the woman noticed that she visited anti-American websites at work.
Research into her Internet activities revealed that she regularly posted messages on a website with conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks.
She also had jihadi friends on facebook and responded to a jihadist YouTube video with: “just beautiful”.
On February 23, 2010, almost 6 months after her appointment, she was summoned by the Regional Security Officer and the Legal Attaché, who confronted her with her internet behavior and fired her.
All the information and personal data were transmitted to Washington, via the ‘Visa Viper Watchlist procedure’. Since then, she is monitored by the FBI and is probably no longer welcome to travel to the US.
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
UNCLAS AMSTERDAM 000008
INSR/TIPOFF, CA/VO/L/C, CIA FOR CTC, FBI FOR INTD/CTD/CT WATCH
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KVPR, PTER, CVIS, PINR, ASEC, CMGT, NL
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER WATCHLIST NOMINATION
REF: A. A: THE HAGUE 104
B. B: THE HAGUE 115
1. Visas Viper
2. (SBU) The following biographical information is provided for
watchlisting purposes as the Department and the National
Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) deem appropriate:
Nationality: Dutch and Croatian
3. (SBU) Subject had been employed by the U.S. Embassy in The
Hague, The Netherlands, as a telephone operator since August 31,
2009. After a coworker alerted Post’s RSO to subject’s use of
workplace computers to browse websites that espoused anti-USG
points of view, RSO requested post’s Information Management
Officer (IMO) to investigate subject’s workplace internet use.
4. (SBU) IMO’s investigation yielded evidence that subject had
posted information and commentary on 9/11 conspiracy websites.
Furthermore, on her Facebook page, under the alias XXXXXXXXXXXX,
she had exchanged views and information with multiple people who
appeared to espouse jihadist viewpoints. She also posted a
hyperlink to a YouTube video, Winds of Paradise, which extols
the virtues of al-Qaeda fighters and jihad, to which she added
the comment, just beautiful.
5. (SBU) On February 23, 2010, the RSO and Legal Attache
confronted subject with records of her internet use and
subsequently terminated her employment. Subject is now the
focus of an FBI investigation run from the FBI New York Field
Office in coordination with post’s Legal Attache and RSO.
6. (SBU) A local check of the Consolidated Consular Database
indicates no record. Recipients are requested to recheck the
CCD to verify.