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Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST by smoothsailing

January 6, 2014

Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

Alana Goodman

The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.

Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.

Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an al Qaeda-linked Yemeni political party, did not attend because of visa issues. The State Department said it could not comment on visa matters.

Several Al Karama officials have faced terrorism allegations. Al Karama’s founder and current president Abdul Rahman Naimi was designated as a terrorist and al Qaeda supporter by the U.S. Treasury Department in December, along with the group’s Yemen representative Abdulwahab Al-Humayqani. Al Karama’s legal director, Rachid Mesli, is currently wanted for terrorism charges in Algeria.

Schakowsky’s office referred questions to Grayson and Lee, saying the other offices led the briefing.

A spokesperson for Grayson said Ahmady did not actually attend the briefing and that the terrorist designation of Al Karama’s president was “not in place at the time of the briefing, so again, we had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of Mohammad [Al Ahmady].”

Lee’s office did not respond to request for comment....

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1 posted on 01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

When satire becomes reality.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 5:49:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: smoothsailing

AQ was a creation of the CIA.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 5:50:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Schakowsky's office referred questions to Grayson and Lee, saying the other offices led the briefing. A spokesperson for Grayson said Ahmady did not actually attend the briefing and that the terrorist designation of Al Karama's president was "not in place at the time of the briefing, so again, we had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of Mohammad [Al Ahmady]."
Demagogic Party ping. Thanks smoothsailing.
4 posted on 01/06/2014 6:05:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: smoothsailing

This would be like allowing a group loyal to the German High Command to advise us on strategy during WWII.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 6:06:04 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SunkenCiv

Jihadi Work Accident: Two Taliban Fighters Killed When Bombs Detonate Prematurely Inside House of Local Taliban Commander…

http://weaselzippers.us/?p=166632


6 posted on 01/06/2014 6:15:28 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well...if they made AQ, they sure did a great job...which is why I don’t believe it!


7 posted on 01/06/2014 7:33:50 AM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: gr8eman

They were created by the CIA in order to fight the Soviets when they invaded Afghanistan in 1979.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 8:13:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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