Monday, February 3, 2014


Mohammed Nazir Bin Lep

ISN: 10022
Nationality: Malaysian

The following is a summary of the allegations against Lillie found in publicly available US military documents. If US military documents about this prisoner are inaccurate or misleading then this summary will be as well. The introduction to this set of summaries explains some of the terms used below.  

According to his DAB, Lillie told US interrogators he attended the Al Qaeda Al Faruq training camp. At his CSRT, Lillie issued a statement through his personal representative where he denied ever supporting Al Qaeda.

Malaysian Al Qaeda and JI member Masran bin Arshad said that he, Lillie, and Zubair were part a plot called the, “West Coast Airliners Plot” that involved high-jacking an airplane and flying it into, “the tallest building in California.” In his statement at his CSRT, Lillie said he didn’t know anything about the plot. He says he committed no crime against the United States.

Zubair said that the plot was cancelled because Arshad was arrested. Arshad said that the plot was cancelled because Richard Reid had exposed al Qaeda’s method of operation for the west coast plot. Zubair said that he was afraid Arshad would tell the authorities of others involved in the plot. Afterwards, Zubair said that he traveled with Lillie to a different hotel every few days.

Lillie’s DAB says he was involved in the transferring of money used to fund the bombing of the Marriott Hotel which killed 12 people.  Lillie’s CSRT statement said that he moved money for Hambali but that he didn’t know what it would be used for. He said he didn’t know anything about a hotel bombing.

Lillie’s DAB says that Lillie told US interrogators that Hambali told him to case Israeli El Al flights transiting Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Lillie’s DAB says Hambali corroborated Lillie’s admission in statements to US interrogators.

Lillie’s DAB says that he planned on personally driving a truck loaded with one to three tons of explosives alongside the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He says he thinks about it constantly and would continue to think about it until the day he died. Lillie said he wanted to become a martyr and die during an attack on the US Embassy, and he added he had the same feelings as of 2006. He said he first started thinking about attacking the embassy after the US embassy bombing in Kenya.

According to his DAB, Lillie also said he wanted to conduct a suicide bombing on a Bangkok district frequented by tourists with many hotels, dance clubs, and bars.

Also according to his DAB, Lillie told US interrogators he wanted to marry four women and have 12 children by each wife. He dreams of bringing each of his children into jihad and to build an army from his family.

According to his DAB, Lillie also said he thought it a good idea to attack world sporting matches because of the many westerners in attendance at these events. He said he was not afraid of accidently killing Muslims during such an attack because any Muslim attending such a sinful event would not be a pious Muslim and that killing them would not be a problem.  

Lillie was arrested in August 2003 in Thailand. He was sent to Guantanamo in September 2006. Lillie is one of the high value detainees which are held in a separate part of Guantanamo away from the general population. Lillie was recommended for prosecution by Obama’s Guantanamo task force in January 2010. 

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