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  • Affidavit Ties In Al-Arian

    10/19/2003 7:11:26 AM PDT · by veronica · 8 replies · 177+ views
    Tampa Bay online ^ | 10-19-03 | MICHAEL FECHTER
    Former University of South Florida Professor Sami Al-Arian was on the inside of an elaborate international network designed to conceal funding for terrorist organizations, a federal investigator claims in a newly released court document. The network used ``a convoluted web of multiple transactions'' by a network of companies, trusts and charities - mostly run by the same few people - to hide money going to two militant Palestinian groups, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the investigator says. The suspect organizations were part of ``a complex coalition of overlapping companies in northern Virginia controlled by individuals who have shown support...
  • Terror Probe Points to Va. Muslims

    10/18/2003 1:55:48 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 14 replies · 179+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 18, 2003 | Douglas Farah
    A secretive group of tightly connected Muslim charities, think tanks and businesses based in Northern Virginia were used to funnel millions of dollars to terrorists and launder millions more, according to court records unsealed yesterday. An affidavit from Homeland Security agent David Kane said that the Safa Group, also known as the SAAR network, in Herndon had sent more than $26 million in untraceable money overseas and that leaders of the organization "have committed and conspired to . . . provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations." The probe of the Herndon groups is the largest federal investigation of terrorism...
  • O'Neill Received Secret Papers Through Error, Not Wrongdoing

    03/23/2004 6:28:25 AM PST · by OESY · 17 replies · 551+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2004 | GLENN SIMPSON
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Sensitive national-security information was mistakenly released by the Treasury Department to former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, but no criminal statutes were violated, records show.</p> <p>Mr. O'Neill drew on some of the material -- part of a cache of 19,000 documents -- for a memoir released in January that was critical of President Bush. When a document stamped "Secret" was displayed on a CBS "60 Minutes" episode concerning the book, the Treasury Department sought an investigation.</p>
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • Norquist's Muslim Protégés--Terror ties dash their political hopes.

    06/03/2008 4:28:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 246+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Paul Sperry
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the strategy of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist in his wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government. While he's managed to get some of his Muslim proteges jobs in the Bush administration, getting them elected to public office has been another story. Voters aren't buying their makeover. Last November, his crony Faisal M. Gill lost a bid for a seat in the Virginia state legislature. Now another protege, Kamal M. Nawash, has lost his third political race in seven years....
  • Norquist’s Muslim Protégés

    06/03/2008 7:57:45 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 11 replies · 265+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-3-08 | Paul Sperry
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the strategy of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist in his wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government. While he’s managed to get some of his Muslim proteges jobs in the Bush administration, getting them elected to public office has been another story. Voters aren’t buying their makeover.
  • Muslim leader accused of hiding ties to terrorists

    01/15/2004 1:46:37 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 14, 2004 | Amanda Garrett and John Caniglia
    Imam Fawaz Damra helped lay the groundwork for an organization that ultimately merged into al-Qaida in the late 1980s. He was an unindicted co-conspirator of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. And he passionately raised money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Jews in Israel during the 1990s. Yet Damra, spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims in Northeast Ohio, seemed to fly comfortably beneath the radar of U.S. terror investigators - until Tuesday. FBI agents swooped in on the Palestinian cleric at his Strongsville home, arresting him on a relatively minor - and...
  • Court Papers Show Charges That Group Aided Terrorists

    10/18/2003 2:19:51 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 11 replies · 525+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2003 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    ASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — Federal law enforcement authorities said in court documents unsealed on Friday that they suspected a group of Islamic charities in Northern Virginia of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars or more from Saudi Arabia to help finance terrorist attacks by Hamas and other militant groups.The authorities said in documents that they suspected that the network of charitable and educational institutions known as the Saar group in Herndon, Va., used an elaborate system of domestic and overseas financial transactions to "blur the trail" of its revenues and disguise the fact that it was sending money to aid...
  • Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam

    11/16/2004 8:49:43 AM PST · by missyme · 45 replies · 1,772+ views
    CBN ^ | Nov 16th, 2004
    BOSTON, Massachusetts - A mosque is rising in the heart of Boston. Not just any mosque, but the largest mosque in the northeastern United States. At a cost of $22 million, the 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will be a prominent symbol of the growth of Islam in America. But the project is under fire, as some say it will also be a symbol of radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Boston is under scrutiny for ties to radicalism. But the society says it does not tolerate extremism. And yet, some former and present leaders of the society have been tied...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • Cong. James Moran (D-VA) Received $15,000 From The Now-Outlawed Safa Group/Saar Foundation

    12/18/2003 8:05:52 AM PST · by jonathansamuel · 16 replies · 282+ views
    GoodbyeJim.com ^ | 12/12/03 | Jonathan Mark
    It is interesting that of the $84,000 that officials of the now-outlawed Safa Group/Saar Foundation gave to politicians, $15,000 went to Virginia Democratic Congressman James Moran. That is more than any other politician received. Why was Moran so popular with this group? What is Moran doing that makes him so attractive to terrorists with money to give politicians?
  • Friends in high places (newspaper links Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian to Norquist)

    03/11/2003 3:29:01 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 24 replies · 1,141+ views
    Friends in high places WASHINGTON -- The rumpled, balding figure was spotted darting into the offices of Republican power broker Grover Norquist last July. When Sami Al-Arian emerged more than two hours later, someone was waiting for him. Conservative activist Frank Gaffney, whose think tank on national security issues has offices on the same floor, was eager to confirm a tip that the suspected Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative was next door. Best known for his high-profile campaign for a "Star Wars" national missile defense system, Gaffney for months had been quietly pursuing another project: trying to convince the Bush administration...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...