Skip to comments.Clinton Era "Good Will Ambassador" Arrested
Posted on 09/29/2003 2:20:40 PM PDT by genefromjersey
Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, a Board member of the American Muslim Council, and co-founder of The American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans' Affairs Council,was arrested on as-yet-unspecified criminal charges at Dulles International Airport,after returning from London.
The American Muslim Council has been under investigation for furnishing money to terrorism, and the Veterans' Affairs Council, which helps the US military select Muslim chaplains,has become part of a broadening probe into the activities of Muslim service members at Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere.
Al-Amoudi was identified in a 1996 Wall Street Journal article as a member of Hamas, and that had collected funds for the defense of one of the accused World Trade Center bombers. Nonetheless,according to author Steven Emerson,Hillary Clinton "worked closely with al-Amoudi".
The close relationship between the Clintons and al-Amoudi was traced back to 1995,when al-Amoudi was appointed a "Good Will Ambassador" to the Middle East. Once overseas, al-Amoudi was quoted as being thankful he could now speak freely, and he engaged in violent anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric. Despite this, the Clinton administration gave him high marks.
The "close relationship" with Hillary Clinton seems to have continued. In June 2000,the American Muslim Council donated $ 50,000. to Mrs. Clinton's senatorial campaign, and al-Amoudi added his own personal contribution of $ 1000.
The American Muslim Council donation was reported to the Federal Election Commisssion as a gift from "The American Museum Commission".When the discrepancy came to light, the Clinton campaign claimed the false entry was a "typographical error"; and eventually, the contribution was returned.
Al-Amoudi came to attention again on 6/26/01, after being arrested during an anti-Sharon protest at the White House.
On 9/11/01,while the United States was reeling from the attacks of violent Muslims,al-Amoudi was one of several influential Muslims who rushed sizeable contributions to the Cynthia Mc Kinney for Congress campaign: earning her lone opposition to American retaliation.
You may have read posts containing part of this information. I urge you to pass the WHOLE story along !
When the discrepancy came to light, the Clinton campaign claimed the false entry was a "typographical error";
They dont even try to lie convincingly.
The money transfers were discovered in August after the Saudi royal family ordered an audit of the National Commercial Bank and its founder and former chairman, Khalid bin Mahfouz, the U.S. officials said.
Mahfouz is now under house arrest in the Saudi city of Taif. His successor, Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi, also heads the Capitol Trust Bank in New York and London, which is being investigated by U.S. and British officials for allegedly transferring money to bin Laden, USA Today said.
The newspaper said Amoudi's Washington attorney, Vernon Jordan, who also is a confidant of President Clinton, could not be reached for comment.
As previously discussed, the Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi familie jointly operate one of Saudi Arabias largest companies, the Mahfouz & Al-Amoudi Group. To put Mohammed Al-Amoudi in place of Khalid Mahfouz to run the National Commercial Bank gives the appearance of impropriety, like asking a different fox to guard the same hen house. This hen house has been sending millions to Bin Laden and both foxes who guarded it work for the same group or company run by their same families. I suspect that Mohammed Al-Amoudi could be just as loyal to Bin Laden as Khalid Mahfouz and that the house arrest of Mahfouz was only for show and that money could still be going to Bin Laden through the same bank!
Another troublesome fact is that Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi, founder of the American Muslim Council, has been linked by terrorism expert Steve Emerson and journalist Kenneth Timmerman to arranging large and questionable campaign fund transfers possibly involving known Arab terrorist groups to the DNC and to the Clinton/Gore reelection campaign in 1996. Also, just last week, Hillary Clinton returned a campaign contribution made by Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi to her Senate campaign in New York after having been discovered by New York Republicans.
Is Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi related to the Al-Amoudi family group and Mohammed Al-Amoudi that are tied to the port of Yemen and to banker Khalid Mahfouz, to those who have transferred money to Bin Laden through Saudi banks and who could have been complicit in the Cole bombing?
Will anyone in Congress investigate the ties between President Saleh, the Mahfouz &Al-Amoudi Group, Vernon Jordan, Bin Laden terrorists, Gore and Clinton, and the bombing of the USS Cole?
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