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Nada chairman calls accusations "nonsense"

The Nada Management Organisation is planning to close their offices in Ticino Keystone

Nada Management Organisation manager Mohamed Mansour plans to dissolve the Ticino company, which is accused of having terrorist links.

This content was published on November 9, 2001 - 15:37

The United States has alleged that Nada has ties to suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Nada, which provides services for the al-Taqwa bank in the Bahamas, has already terminated its office leasing contracts, Mansour said.

In an interview with the Zurich-based daily "Tages Anzeiger", he denied any links to the September 11 attacks and accused President George W Bush of terrorist activities.

"George W Bush is a terrorist," he said in the interview, "because he is killing innocent people."

Mansour also stressed that Nada, previously known as al-Taqwa, had no links to Saudi dissident bin Laden or to any other terrorist group.

"I am the head of a company that provides services and we do not have anything to do with terrorists. The accusations against the Nada management are absolute nonsense."

In the interview the 73-year-old emeritus professor at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, who is also on the US list of most wanted terrorists, said he is convinced the United States is attacking all Muslims, whether guilty or not.

"I guess the Americans will soon accuse the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Nada is a member of this organisation, which is not a terrorist organisation. They are only people who lobby for a Muslim Egyptian state."

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