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BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI!
Debbie Schlussel ^ | 9/18/06 | Debbie Schlussel

Posted on 09/18/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT by areafiftyone

September 18, 2006

BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI

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By Debbie Schlussel

I've been writing about LIFE for Relief and Development for years, and I think my columns (especially this one), have finally made a difference. Ditto for my complaints about LIFE to Assistant U.S. Attorney for counterterrorism, Ken Chadwell.

Less than half an hour ago, the FBI began raiding LIFE and hauling out documents. Well, it's about time. LIFE--the largest Islamic charity still open for business in America--openly admitted on its 1995-'97 taxes to be a major funder of HAMAS. Headquartered in the Orthodox Jewish suburban Detroit subdivision in which I grew up, it gave millions to Human Appeal International, which the FBI identified as HAMAS' Jordanian operation. It has done many vague "Katrina," "Lebanon Relief," and "Afghanistan Wheelchair" fundraisers and believed to have laundered the money to terrorists.

Then, there are its multiple fundraisers over the last couple of years "for more Fallujahs" according to sources at a secret 2004 Los Angeles area fundraiser held by LIFE. LIFE is believed to be a major funder of the insurgent terrorists in Iraq. That's why, in 2004, the U.S. Army raided its Iraqi headquarters, frequently operated by its spokesman and operative Mohammed Alomari (more on him below).

The disturbing thing is that for years, the feds--including Homeland Security civil rights officer Daniel Sutherland, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III, and his predecessor Jeffrey Collins--have feted this charity, all while it was apparently funding Islamic terrorists.

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U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy with Terrorist Charity Officials Khalil Jassem (left), Ihsan Al-Khatib (far right) & "Former" Terrorist Imad Hamad (Murphy's left)

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Then-US Attorney Jeffrey Collins (center) w/LIFE Officials Muthanna Al-Hanooti, Imad Hamad, unidentified person, and Mohammed Alomari

My columns on LIFE certainly made a difference with its top officers. Mohammed Alomari--LIFE's spokesman and the author of an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory book and an article complaining that there are Jews in the Bush Administration--has been harassing me ever since I started writing about him and LIFE, including this page on his website. He also has repeatedly tried to alter the already inaccurate entry on me on Wikipedia.

LIFE's in-house general counsel, Ihsan Alkhatib, wrote a column in the Arab American News calling me a "verbal terrorist," whatever that means. Alkhatib is also the President and general counsel for the Midwest Regional ADC (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee), headed by former PFLP terrorist Imad Hamad--who also has close ties to LIFE. Senator Carl Levin, Alomari, and LIFE credited Hamad with getting LIFE USAID tax-funded status to administer our tax money in Iraq.

In 2002, LIFE led the Saddam Hussein propaganda trip that U.S. Democratic Congressmen David Bonior, Jim McDermott, and Mike Thompson, which was also funded by Iraqi oil-for-food scam artist Shakir Alkhafaji--who is living, free, in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield, despite $70 in earnings he obtained from doing business with Saddam.

From my 2003 column on LIFE, Imad Hamad lost a scheduled FBI award from Director Robert Mueller, because he was under investigation for terrorism:

One of those investigations apparently involves Hamad's close ties to Muthanna Al-Hanooti, Mohammed Alomari, and their charities, LIFE for Relief and Development and FAAIR (Focus on Arab American Issues and Reform). Hidden in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Southfield, Michigan, LIFE is believed to fund Hamas via contributions to Hamas front groups identified in 2001 by FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, Dale Watson.

One such front, Human Appeal International, believed by the FBI to be Hamas' Jordanian operation, was listed in LIFE tax returns as one of three supported organizations receiving millions in contributions. Human Appeal and another organization LIFE works with, Human Relief Foundation, are listed as participants in the "101 days campaign" website of Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood. The site is believed to raise money for homicide bombings Al-Qaradawi supports.

Alomari's book, "The Secrecy of Evil", and other writings allege Jewish control of the world and the Bush administration. His Daru Salam mosque radio website claimed Jews and the U.S. "organized" the 9/11 attacks. A 1996 LIFE fundraiser, arranged by Hanooti, featured speaker Sheik Abdulmunem Abu Zant, an ardent Hamas supporter, who said, "May G-d attack the Jews and those who stand with them. May G-d attack the Americans and those who stand with them." Hanooti appeared with indicted Islamic Jihad frontman Sami Al-Arian at a recent American Muslim Council lobbying seminar. LIFE's original registered agent (under its previous name, International Relief Association), Masood Aijazi, worked for Khalid bin Mahfouz, the financier of Mawafaq Foundation, designated a terrorist charity by the U.S. government.

Hamad's relationship with these parties is long-term and tight. A 1999 press release by Hamad's American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee credits Hamad with getting Senator Carl Levin, then-Senator Spencer Abraham, and David Bonior to grant LIFE a license to send millions to Iraq. "We have a special relationship with ADC here in Detroit." Hanooti said. "This is another example of the value of cooperation between our organizations . . . to advance our common agenda." In May 2003, Hamad visited terrorist-sponsor Syria and Lebanon with Hanooti and Alomari. Given all of this, a recent FAAIR newsletter photo of Collins (below) smilingly posing between Al-Hanooti, Hamad, and Alomari, at a FAAIR event, is disturbing. It is bad enough that a U.S. Attorney would associate with known anti- Semites. Worse, if Collins' office ever indicts them, it could be embarrassing.

Apparently, I'm not such a verbal terrorist at all, because the FBI finally took my investigative work on LIFE seriously. Again, they're raiding the charity as I write.

We'll see what they do with it after that. Given the incompetence of U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III--who has let other Islamic terror raidees flee the country before he indicts them--I'm not holding my breath.



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1 posted on 09/18/2006 11:35:22 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

I am just shocked!

We are talking about the religion of peace!

Do I really need the sarcasm tag?


2 posted on 09/18/2006 11:39:57 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: areafiftyone

Don't the feds have more important things to do like catching Dog the Bounty Hunter or prosecuting US Border patrol agents who shoot illegal drug runners in self-defense?


3 posted on 09/18/2006 11:40:21 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: occamrzr06

The religion of perpetual outrage is gonna be.....well, outraged.


4 posted on 09/18/2006 11:41:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

IT'S GOTTA BE THE JOOOOOOS!!! THE FBI ARE ALL JOOOOOOOS!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!


5 posted on 09/18/2006 11:42:30 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: cripplecreek

Excellent!


6 posted on 09/18/2006 11:44:40 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: areafiftyone
Hoo ha! Has CAIR condemned the raid yet?

Hopefully, they're next on the list.

7 posted on 09/18/2006 11:45:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: cripplecreek

They are going to be outraged at your mention of them being outraged.

My comment will be forgotten, however, because I mentioned the religion of peace.

Did I mention they will probably cut your head off?


8 posted on 09/18/2006 11:45:21 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: areafiftyone
Great work Deb!!


9 posted on 09/18/2006 11:46:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: occamrzr06
Did I mention they will probably cut your head off?

Well I eat a lot of pork products and I'll contaminate their islamderthal asses by bleeding on them. I win.
10 posted on 09/18/2006 11:47:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: cripplecreek
which was also funded by Iraqi oil-for-food scam artist Shakir Alkhafaji--who is living, free, in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield,despite $70 in earnings he obtained from doing business with Saddam.

Okay.

Obviously there's an error here?

Good job, FBI!

Now send some of those agents to my island..

11 posted on 09/18/2006 11:49:35 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: TexasCajun

She kinda reminds me of a blonde Maria Bartiromo, only smarter.


12 posted on 09/18/2006 11:50:11 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: areafiftyone

Hahahahha ... it sucks 2b them!


13 posted on 09/18/2006 11:52:48 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: cripplecreek

That my main reason for not converting.

Beef ribs, although good, just don't smoke up like pork ribs!


14 posted on 09/18/2006 11:53:37 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: areafiftyone

There will be riots in the Motor City. CAIR NEXT!


15 posted on 09/18/2006 11:53:49 AM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: areafiftyone
WTF?

The disturbing thing is that for years, the feds--including Homeland Security civil rights officer Daniel Sutherland, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III, and his predecessor Jeffrey Collins--have feted this charity, all while it was apparently funding Islamic terrorists.

Politically Correct Career Bureaucrats endanger American lives!

16 posted on 09/18/2006 11:56:13 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cripplecreek
The religion of perpetual outrage is gonna be.....well, outraged.

Love it!!

17 posted on 09/18/2006 11:59:19 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: areafiftyone

I can't wait to see this on CBS with commentary stating the FBI is doing a good job.

(Do I have to use the /sarc tag?)


18 posted on 09/18/2006 12:00:43 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: GOP Poet

The islamderthals even have a saint now. They call her Our Lady of Perpetual outrage.


19 posted on 09/18/2006 12:01:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Alouette

ping


20 posted on 09/18/2006 12:01:54 PM PDT by EdReform (Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights - Join the NRA today - www.nra.org)
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To: areafiftyone

Juice?


21 posted on 09/18/2006 12:03:01 PM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: najida

gotta be juice - its' always juice. Oh and the Pope - it's also the pope's fault!


22 posted on 09/18/2006 12:05:58 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

Pop and juice? (Ok, so I'm thirsty....BRB)


23 posted on 09/18/2006 12:09:10 PM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: najida

LOL


24 posted on 09/18/2006 12:09:38 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

I hope they deport all of them and stop illegally giving them a green light to enter this country to reside.


25 posted on 09/18/2006 12:10:31 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: areafiftyone

Should I CAIR?


26 posted on 09/18/2006 12:11:31 PM PDT by Rovendem
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To: areafiftyone
the FBI began raiding LIFE and hauling out documents.

Well, I suppose the Dhimmicrats will now be PRO-LIFE.

27 posted on 09/18/2006 12:12:07 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: cripplecreek

Supposedly you can ward off vampires by wearing garlic around your neck. Little vials of pig blood, anyone?


28 posted on 09/18/2006 12:12:21 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; albyjimc2; Alexander Rubin; ...
All this excitement going down just down the street from where I live!

It hasn't been this exciting since the time a homeless man got crushed in a dumpster.

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

29 posted on 09/18/2006 12:13:41 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 119: 1-96)
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To: Rovendem
Should I CAIR?

Should I get a LIFE? ((((GROAN!)))))

30 posted on 09/18/2006 12:13:54 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

Yeeeee HAWWWW! Git 'er done!


31 posted on 09/18/2006 12:14:37 PM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: cripplecreek

"Well I eat a lot of pork products and I'll contaminate their islamderthal asses by bleeding on them. I win."

BRILLIANT. I love it when a plan comes together.


32 posted on 09/18/2006 12:15:03 PM PDT by Feiny (Save the Whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: Alouette

You mean you can actually see the goings-on??


33 posted on 09/18/2006 12:15:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: dennisw


Of late, it sure does!


34 posted on 09/18/2006 12:16:20 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: TexasCajun

Schlussel is both smart and red, smoking, hot.

Must be nice.


35 posted on 09/18/2006 12:17:20 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: areafiftyone

Oh wow. The Islamofascists are gonna declare war on us now for sure! /s


36 posted on 09/18/2006 12:18:48 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: areafiftyone
Imprision and/or denaturalize and deport them.

No charity should be allowed to support terrorism. We have controls on travel and trade with Cuba. We should impose the same on these Islamic groups.
37 posted on 09/18/2006 12:18:55 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: areafiftyone
including Homeland Security civil rights officer Daniel Sutherland, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III, and his predecessor Jeffrey Collins

. . .so beyond disgraceful; they are registered. . .hold-over Demrats. . .or WHAT?

38 posted on 09/18/2006 12:19:41 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: TexasCajun

Great work Deb!!




yeah....

More pics please :)


39 posted on 09/18/2006 12:19:59 PM PDT by MadeInAmerica (- If ILLEGAL means Undocumented - Then Breaking and Entering means Unannounced Visit)
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To: areafiftyone
Now they've done it.

Awaiting the inevitable jihad against the FBI an A.G.

It's getting to the point that having a jihad leveled at you is a badge of honor.

'Your Nobody 'til Somebody Jihads You'

40 posted on 09/18/2006 12:20:23 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: cripplecreek
Well I eat a lot of pork products and I'll contaminate their islamderthal asses by bleeding on them. I win.

heehee

41 posted on 09/18/2006 12:20:41 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: areafiftyone
[ Daniel Sutherland, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III, and his predecessor Jeffrey Collins ]

One question; WHO is/are these guys BOSS(s).... and who is his BOSS(s) on like that..

42 posted on 09/18/2006 12:21:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: Vinnie
'Your Nobody 'til Somebody Jihads You'

You better claim that as your tagline before someone nabs it. LOL.

43 posted on 09/18/2006 12:22:33 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: areafiftyone

Ok let me restate that. Should CAIR care?


44 posted on 09/18/2006 12:22:52 PM PDT by Rovendem
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To: areafiftyone
So this means 'they' are right. . .George Bush and the Pope ARE working together. . ./sarc off/

Sounds like we are slow are being 'smart' here; but glad they have finally gone after them. . .

Guess the ACUL and a heard of lawyers are lining up. . .

45 posted on 09/18/2006 12:23:01 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: areafiftyone; aculeus; advance_copy; aft_lizard; agincourt1415; Alamo-Girl; AlaninSA; Alkhin; ...

P.R.O.P.* ping!

Good news! Our guys "win one"...or at least it is a start!

Pray that the facade continues to be torn down, and the true face of P.R.O.P. subversion and sedition in the United States of America exposed for the perniciously destructive, parasitic and hypocritical monolith that it is!

AmericanArchConservative -

"The Final Crusade has commenced: draw swords and fight - fight for your women and children - fight to the last man!"


46 posted on 09/18/2006 12:23:09 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: occamrzr06
They are going to be outraged at your mention of them being outraged.

It's a freakin' outrage vortex... hang on to your heads folks... if you can...

47 posted on 09/18/2006 12:23:24 PM PDT by LikeLight
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To: areafiftyone
And in other breaking news the religion of peace gets mad at Pope...Calls for his head...elsewhere a convert to Christianity was killed by an angry mob because she/he refused to chant a prayer to celebrate a muslim holy event because of an eclipse...and so it goes with the religion of peace.


48 posted on 09/18/2006 12:24:14 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: areafiftyone

Here's a link to a profile on the "Islamic Charity" shut down in
my parents hometown:
http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6408

My folks got to watch the FBI posse raid the house of the head of the group.

One of the "associates" of the "charity" provided one of the satellite phones
used in the bombing of the US embassies in Africa.


49 posted on 09/18/2006 12:24:32 PM PDT by VOA
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To: areafiftyone

This is good news, maybe the Outraged Muslims will have something other than the Pope to whine about! And why does spell check make me call them Muslims and not Moslims?


50 posted on 09/18/2006 12:24:39 PM PDT by pepperdog
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