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Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton - Abedin Family Ties to Al-Qaeda
FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE | November 11, 2007

Posted on 11/11/2007 3:49:04 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee


Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton
May 6, 2000


   

Syed Zainul Abedin
VARIATIONS: Syed, Sayed, Zainul, Zainal, Zaiunul, Abedin, Abedīn, etc

Huma Abedin's father, Syed Zainul Abedin, was born in India, in 1928 [prior to the partition]. It is possible that he was named for the fourth Imam, Ali Ibn el Hussain, Zainul Abedeen, also known as Zayn al-Abidin.

Syed Zainul Abedin's undergraduate education was at Aligarh Muslim University, and his graduate education was at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD, in American Civilization, in 1974:

Franklin Library, University of Pennsylvania: Syed Zainul Abedin

He seems to have been living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and working at Western Michigan University, for several years before he was awarded his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania; from the library catalog at WMU:

Communal violence in India : a case study
by R.A. Schermerhorn, edited [by] Syed Z. Abedin
Kalamazoo, Mich. : Consultative Committee of Indian Muslims, [1976?]

The Muslim minority in India
edited by Syed Z. Abedin
Kalamazoo, MI : Muslim Students Association, Western Michigan University, [1972]

The future of South Asia
edited by Syed Z. Abedin
Kalamazoo, Mich. : Muslim Students Association, Western Michigan University, 1972

The Muslim minority in India
edited by Syed Z. Abedin
Kalamazoo, MI : Muslim Students Association, Western Michigan University, [1972]

The World of Islam [videorecording]
Lecturers: Dr. Visho Sharma, Mr. Salam Khadduri, and Prof. Sayed
[Kalamazoo, Mich.] : WMU-TV, [1971]

Professor Abedin then abruptly uprooted his family [to include his wife, Saleha, and his 2-year-old daughter, Huma], circa 1977, and headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Thereafter he founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, with offices in both Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and London, England.

In addition, he was a counselor of the Râbitat al-'Alam al-Islâmî, also known as the Muslim World League, during the 1980's.

Syed Zainul Abedin died in 1993.


 


 

       
Saleha Mahmood Abedin

Huma Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, was born in [what is now known as] Pakistan, probably in 1940.

She received her PhD, in Sociology, from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1977:

Franklin Library, University of Pennsylvania: Saleha Mahmood Abedin

There is also a copy of her PhD dissertation, on microform, at Western Michigan University [which lists her year of birth as 1940].

For many years after the family resettled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saleha Mahmood Abedin was a Professor in the Department of Sociology, at King Abdul Aziz University.

More recently, she has been part of the administration of Dar Al-Hekma Women's College, which she helped to create.

Saleha Mahmood Abedin also serves as the director of her late husband's Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, and as the editor of its Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.


 


 

       
Abdullah Omar Naseef
VARIATIONS: Naseef, Nasseef, Nassif, Omar, Umar, etc

Abdullah Omar Naseef was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1939.

He received a "Bachelor's Degree in Sciences", from Riyadh University, in 1964, and in 1971, he received his PhD, in Geology, from the University of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England:

The geology of the northeastern At-Taif area, Saudi Arabia.
Abdullah Omar Nasseef
Leeds, 1971
lib.leeds.ac.uk

[Parenthetically: Leeds was in the news earlier this year, for refusing to allow Matthias Köntzel to deliver his lecture, Hitler's Legacy: Islamic anti-Semitism in the Middle East.]

There is very little evidence that Naseef was much of a practicing geologist; he may have taught geology circa 1973 or 1974, at King Abdul Aziz University, but thereafter he abandoned geology and quickly moved his way up the academic power structure:

1973-1974     Director of Geology     King Abdul Aziz University
1974-1976     Secretary General     King Abdul Aziz University
1976-1980     Vice President     King Abdul Aziz University
1980-1982     Rector     King Abdul Aziz University

arabdecision.org
GOOGLE CACHE

Instead of pursuing his training as a geologist, it appears that Naseef was much more interested in spending the new Saudi oil revenues on an ambitious program of Wahhabi proselytization throughout the world.

In 1981, Naseef edited the tract, Social and natural sciences: the Islamic perspective, which is on file at Leeds; in 1984, as Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Naseef oversaw the opening of the Glasgow Central Mosque, which remains the largest mosque in Scotland; in 1988, he edited the tract, Today's problems, tomorrow's solutions: future thoughts on the structure of Muslim societies, which is on file at Penn.

The internet is replete with stories of young Muslim scholars and activists who were funded & encouraged by Naseef in the 1970's and 1980's, when he first left geology and became a fixture in the Wahhabi proselytization movement. Now, as he nears retirement, Naseef has possessed so many officiary titles over the course of his career that one could spend literally days [maybe even weeks] googling all of them; here are a few of the more prominent positions he has held:

Vice Chairman, Shoura [Shura] Council of Saudi Arabia
This is a unicameral parliament, roughly equivalent to the UK House of Lords, or the US Senate. It as also known as Majlis as-Shura, Majlis-e-Shoora, etc.

Secretary General, Muslim World League
The MWL is also known as Râbitat al-'Alam al-Islâmî, or simply Rabitah [Rabita].

President, World Muslim Congress
The WMC is also known as Motamar Al-Alam Al-Islami.

President, King Abdul Aziz University

Chairman, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
University of Oxford; Oxford, England

Chairman, Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association

President, International Union [Federation] of Muslim Scouts

In a moment, we will return to Naseef's associations with Al-Qaeda and Wahhabi terrorism, but first let us note that Naseef was almost surely the driving force behind the Abedin family's abrupt departure from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and their relocation to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, circa 1977, and, over the course of the last 30 years, he was doubtless responsible for funding the careers of both Syed Zainul Abedin and Saleha Mahmood Abedin:

Interview: Dr. Abidullah Ghazi
Islamic Voice
Vol 14-10 No:166, October 2000
islamicvoice.com
GOOGLE CACHE

...I thought why Islam cannot be taught like that. On the initiation of our colleagues, I began preparing some books and a curriculum. Later we shifted to Gary in Indiana state, 40 kms from Chicago. In 1976, I met Rabita chief Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef and Dr. Zainul Abedin of Insitute of Muslim Minority Affairs. They encouraged me to take up this venture. The first book to come out was Our Prophet, an assignment from King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah at Dr. Naseef's behest...

Contemporary discussions on religious minorities in Islam
Jorgen S. Nielsen
Brigham Young University Law Review, 2002
findarticles.com
GOOGLE CACHE

...Trained in social science and being of Indian origin, Professor Abedin was the founder of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, an institution that had the quiet but active support of the then General Secretary of the Muslim World League, Dr. Umar Abdallah Nasif...

Plurality of Religion - Plurality in Religion
Christian W. Troll
sankt-georgen.de
GOOGLE CACHE

...After studies at Aligarh Muslim University Zaiunul Abedin was close to the "Jamâ´at-i Islami-i Hind" and later in the United States, which he took during his student years in Philadelphia as his country of adoption, he became in the early 1980's councilor of the "Râbitat al-'Alam al-Islâmî" (Mecca). He established the "Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs" in Jeddah with a branch in London and founded and directed for many year its important organ, the "Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs"...

Note that the piece by Christian W. Troll also includes a very interesting insight into the political philosopy of Abdullah Omar Naseef:

Plurality of Religion - Plurality in Religion
Christian W. Troll
sankt-georgen.de
GOOGLE CACHE

... The West and secularism are projected as total negation of that for which Islam stands. "In fact, the secular world view is the total negation of the Islamic faith", 'Abdullah Naseef the General Secretary of the Islamic World League, wrote in 1989. He considers it to be the foremost task of the Islamic thinker, whom he qualifies as dâ'i ("inviter", missionary), to destroy "the world view of secularism and its intellectual bases. This task includes not only the philosophical refutation of the basic position of secularism but the detailed analysis of all its manifestations, in the Islamic societies as elsewhere. The struggle of Islamic thought with modern secularism is part of the eternal warfare of Islam against kufr, against the powers of atheism, lie and evil"...


 


 

   
Fatima Umar Naseef
VARIATIONS: Naseef, Nasseef, Nassif, Umar, Omar, Omer, etc

Fatima Umar Naseef was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1944.

She is usually referred to as either a Lecturer, or a Professor, in Sociology, at King Abdul Aziz University, and she is said to be the first Saudi woman ever allowed to issue a Fatwa.

My best guess is that Fatima Umar [Omar] Naseef is [or has been] one of Abdullah Omar Naseef's wives - it seems much less likely that she would have been a sister who never married.

Fatima Naseef's most famous work was originally written in Arabic, then translated to French, circa 1995-1997, as Droits et Devoirs de la femme en Islam: à la lumière du Coran et de la Sunna, and was finally published in English, in 1999, as Women in Islam: a discourse in rights and obligations:

Library of Congress: Naseef, Fatima

The Library of Congress indicates that the French edition was translated from the Arabic by "M. Boudjenoun" and "A. Bourezak", and that, for the 1999 English edition, the translation was supervised and edited by none other than Saleha Mahmood Abedin.

Furthermore, that English translation was published by Saleha Mahmood Abedin's Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs:

IMMA Book Series
GOOGLE CACHE

Fatima Naseef seems to fancy herself the Muslim Rosa Luxembourg, or Emma Goldman, and she has developed a theory of "Radical Feminist" Islam, in which Muslim women fight side-by-side with their male brethren, in the cause of the greater Jihad:

ISLAMIC FEMINISM BEFORE AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH
Miriam Cooke
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
Volume 9, Summer 2002
HTML: law.duke.edu
PDF: law.duke.edu
GOOGLE CACHE

...This is not the first time that Muslim women have declared jihad. In the 7th century women joined the Prophet Muhammad in his jihad against the forces of the jahiliya, age of ignorance that preceded the advent of Islam.13 Of these warriors, the best known is Nusayba Bint al-Ka'b (variously referred to as al-Najariya and al-Maziniya) who fought with Muhammad at the famous battle of Uhud in [*pg 230] 625 C.E. Indeed, she is credited with having protected him personally.14 These early women's activism, however, did not provide precedent for those who followed them...

Muslim women from different walks of life have been authorizing themselves to be both mujahidat, female participants in jihad, and even muqatilat, women who fight with arms, for the Qur'an does call for conventional fighting (qital).30 In Surat al-Baqara, men and women are told to fight, however loathsome fighting might be: "Fighting is written for you even though you hate it. But it may well be that you hate what is good for you and that you love what is bad for you. God is the one who knows and not you."31

This is the verse that the Saudi preacher Fatima Umar Naseef cites in a chapter about women's political rights in Islam.32 She quotes a Tradition attributed to the Prophet's wife Aisha that describes jihad for women as being "without fighting," yet it remains jihad.33 However, when infidels invade Dar al-Islam, "all inhabitants of this country should go out and fight the enemy. Indeed, it is unlawful for anyone to refrain from fighting."34 In other words, women may fight without their husbands' permission, children without permission from their fathers and slaves without permission from their masters. She cites the Egyptian scholar Sayyid Qutb who had asserted in the 1960s that, in cases of emergency, women, like the women surrounding the Prophet in the 7th century, [*pg 233] may have to be mobilized for jihad.35 Naseef's advocacy of total mobilization and the resultant transgression of hierarchical norms is striking, especially when articulated by a highly respected Muslim woman scholar. But she is not alone...

By the way, the authoress of that review, Miriam Cooke, of Duke University, is on David Horowitz's list of The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America; see also her Wikipedia entry.

And remember that Saleha Mahmood Abedin was responsible for both the English language translation & the English language publication of that work, as excerpted by Miriam Cooke:

However, when infidels invade Dar al-Islam, "all inhabitants of this country should go out and fight the enemy. Indeed, it is unlawful for anyone to refrain from fighting."


 

The Children

Recall that Abdullah Omar Naseef has served as the Chairman of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies [e.g. here; GOOGLE CACHE]. Note that an "Hassan Abedin" serves as a fellow at the OXCIS:

Dr Hassan Abedin
BA (Clark Univ., Massachusetts), MA (London), Ph.D (London)
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Fellow
oxcis.ac.uk
GOOGLE CACHE
[in the past, he was also listed as the "Development Officer"]

It turns out that his full name is Hassan Syed Abedin, and he is almost certainly Huma Abedin's brother [or at least her half-brother, depending upon how many wives her father took]; from the catalog of the library of the University of London, this is Hassan Syed Abedin's PhD dissertation, in "International Relations":

Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and the Great Game in Arabia, 1896-1946
Abedin, Hassan Syed
335 leaves : genealogical tables, maps
Thesis(PhD)--University of London, 2003
International Relations
catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk

Next, note that there is a "Khadijah Abdullah Omar Naseef", listed as a "Teaching Assistant" at the Women's Campus of the Department of Sociology of King Abdul Aziz University:

Faculty, Department of Sociology, King Abdul Aziz University

My best guess is that Khadijah Abdullah Omar Naseef is the daughter of Fatima Umar Naseef, by Abdullah Omar Naseef, and that she is probably a contemporary of Huma Abedin & Hassan Syed Abedin [perhaps even a childhood acquaintance, or close friend].

Just two months ago, on August 10, 2007, Khadijah Abdullah Omar Naseef appears to have self-published a new work, Liberation Theology: Islam and the Feminist Agenda in the Qur'an, under the pseudonym "Omar Naseef", at the self-publishing label, "AuthorHouse", of Bloomington, Indiana:

    Liberation Theology: Islam and the Feminist Agenda in the Qur'an

Amazon Reader

Library of Congress: Naseef, Omar

Finally, note that there is an "Osama I Naseef" listed in the directory of King Abdul Aziz University:

Osama I Naseef, King Abdul Aziz University


 

       
Abdullah Omar Naseef
and Al-Qaeda

September 11 Terror Litigation
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Case Number 1:02CV01616(JR)
ABDULLAH OMAR NASEEF, DEFENDANT #97
PDF: findlaw.com
PDF: motleyrice.com
HTML: judicialwatch.org
PDF: september11terrorlitigation.com

Rabita Trust

268. Rabita Trust is a charitable organization which was created to organize the repatriation and rehabilitation of stranded Pakistanis (Biharis) from Bangladesh. Founded in 1988, the trust fund was started jointly by the government of Pakistan and the Saudi-based charity, the Muslim World League (Rabita al-Alam-e-Islami). Rabita Trust received the majority of its funding from the Muslim World League, a world-wide Islamic organization heavily funded by the Saudis, but which has also been involved with terrorism.

269. Rabita Trust was initially granted 250 million Riyals from the Pakistani government as well as 50 million Riyals from the Muslim World League to help relocate some 250,000 displaced Pakistani refugees in Bangladesh. In its 15 years of existence, the Rabita Trust has only managed to relocate a few hundred Biharis.

270. Rabita Trust is an al Qaeda front, and the Head of Rabita Trust is a known al Qaeda member. A Treasury Department press release issued when Rabita Trust's assets were frozen indicated that:

Rabita Trust is headed by Wa'el Hamza Jalaidan, one of the founders of al-Qaida with bin Laden. He is the logistics chief of bin Laden's organization and fought on bin Laden's side in Afghanistan.
271. According to an authoritative biography of bin Laden and the original members of al Qaeda, the head of Rabita Trust, Wa'el Jalaidan, fought alongside Osama bin Laden and championed his cause. Detailing how al Qaeda's key founders fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s, this account is noted for its accuracy and clarity. The biography, written by a fellow compatriot of bin Laden, noted:
One of the men who led the Arab Afghan Jihad forces came from one of the wealthiest Saudi families; he was influenced by the Afghan struggle, who would live together with them and sacrifice everything for the Afghani jihad. This man was Osama bin Laden, a young, tall man who followed Dr. Abdullah Azzam to fight in Afghanistan. Another Saudi joined together with them; his name was Wa'el Jalaidan, a US student who was studying agriculture and left to fight jihad in Afghanistan. These three: Osama bin Laden (a.k.a. 'Abu Abdallah'), Dr. Abdullah Azzam (a.k.a. Abu Muhammed), and Wa'el Jalaidan (a.k.a. Abu Al- Hassen al-Madani), gathered together in December 1979 to create the new Islamic revolution in Afghanistan.
Accordingly, Jalaidan was branded a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity by the United States Treasury Department and his assets have been frozen.

272. Rabita Trust is the sister organization of the International Islamic Relief Organization as they are both subsidiaries of the Muslim World League.

273. Rabita Trust, a subsidiary of the Muslim World League, is connected to the SAAR Network, through two officers, Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef and Abdullah al-Obaid. The SAAR Network was the focus of March 2002 raids led by United States authorities for the network's ties to al Qaeda.

274. On October 12, 2001, President George W. Bush's Executive Order designated Defendant Rabita Trust as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity and the Treasury Department froze its assets. Defendant Abdullah Omar Naseef founded the Defendant Rabita Trust in July 1988 and is currently its chairman.

275. Abdullah Omar Naseef (or "Naseef") also served as Secretary-General of the Muslim World League during the time he created Defendant Rabita Trust and has attempted to spread Muslim World League offices around the world. Part of his global efforts are found in his involvement in a SAAR Network charity. Naseef is an officer of Makkah al-Mukarramah, Inc., registered in Virginia as a non-profit organization. A second shared executive is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rabita Trust, Abdullah al-Obaid, who is also an officer at two of the SAAR Network businesses that were raided, the Muslim World League and Sanabel

al-Kheer. Defendant Abdullah Omar al-Obaid is unique in that, not only is he an officer at the Muslim World League and the SAAR Network, but he is also the Deputy General Manager at one of the al-Rajhi's largest businesses, al-Watania Poultry in Saudi Arabia. Al-Watania Poultry has branches worldwide and in the United States.

 

Fund-Raising Methods and Procedures for International Terrorist Organizations
Testimony of Steven Emerson Before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations "PATRIOT Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Fundraising"
February 12, 2002
PDF: financialservices.house.gov

Rabita Trust for the Rehabilitation of Stranded Pakistanis

The Rabita Trust, while ostensibly working in Pakistan, has its roots in Saudi Arabia. In July 1988, Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq and Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef, the then-Secretary- General of the World League (MWL), established the Rabita Trust for the repatriation and rehabilitation of stranded Pakistanis.27 The Muslim World League (MWL) is an organization based in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is funded by wealthy Saudis.28 Naseef also served as one of the vice-presidents of Rabita Trust"29 and is currently the chairman of the foundation.30 Effectively, the Rabita Trust is a subsidiary of the Muslim World League, and therefore an offshoot of a Saudi organization.

Operating under the guise of a charity, the Rabita Trust instead served to promote terrorism. According to a press release issued by the Department of the Treasury on October 12, 2001:

The Secretary-General of the Rabita Trust Wa'el Hamza Jalaidan, one of the founders of Al-Qaeda along with Osama bin Laden. Wa'el Julaidan is the logistics chief of Bin Laden's organization and fought on Bin Laden's side in Afghanistan.

Rabita Trust was designated a SDGT on October 12, 2001, by President Bush's Executive Order freezing the assets of terrorists and terrorist groups.

 

Terrorism Financing: Origination, Organization, and Prevention: Saudi Arabia, Terrorist Financing and the War on Terror
Testimony of Steven Emerson with Jonathan Levin Before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
July 31, 2003
PDF: senate.gov

The Muslim World League

In May 1962, in an effort to strengthen Saudi presence in regional affairs and dilute Egypt's influence, King Faysal of Saudi Arabia sponsored a pan-Islamic conference in Mecca. The objectives of the conference were to (1) promote cooperation among Muslim states, (2) counter Soviet and communist threats in the Arab world, and (3) mobilize the Muslim world to oppose the state of Israel. The Mecca meeting resulted in the creation of the Muslim World League (rabitat al-'alam al-Islami).74

According to former Secretary General of MWL, Dr. Abdullah Naseef: The establishment [of MWL] came in a decision approved by the first General Islamic Conference held under the auspices of Saudi Arabia in Makkah in Dhul-Hijjah, 1381/1962. The conference was attended by a large number of Islamic leaders, Ulema [clerics], and intellectuals from various countries and continents.75
Since its founding, the League has functioned as the quasi-official religious missionary and propaganda arm of the Saudi Kingdom. In March 1997, Secretary General Abdullah Al-Obaid thanked King Fahd for his continued support, noting that the Saudi government had officially provided more than $1.33 billion in financial aid to MWL since 1962.76 In 1997, Prince Majid bin Abdel Aziz, emir of the Mecca province,

attended a meeting of the MWL Constituent Council in Saudi Arabia and delivered a speech on behalf of King Fahd:

Since its unification under King Abdel Aziz, may God grant him mercy, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has devoted its concern to Muslim affairs, and proffered its hand to assist Muslims wherever they may be... the kingdom has sponsored many such conferences and meetings. Foremost amongst them, is the Muslim World League which today we regard - thanks be to God - as an outstanding Muslim body devoted to the spreading of the Islamic call... Islamic unity must be cornerstone of co-operation to which we aspire. It's the source of strength, and the secret of our potency.77
Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Uthman Ibn Jubair was Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council78 and a member of the MWL Jurisprudence Council until he died in January, 2002.79 The Deputy Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council, Dr. Abdullah Naseef, is a former Secretary General of the MWL.80

On its current website, MWL lists its main objectives as "to disseminate Islamic Dawah and expound the teachings of Islam. To defend Islamic causes in a manner that safeguards the interests and aspirations of Muslims, solves their problems, refutes false allegations against Islam, and repels inimical trends and dogma which the enemies of Islam seek to exploit in order to destroy the unity of Muslims and to sow seeds of doubt in our Muslim brethren."81

There have been credible reports and intelligence that MWL has assisted Islamic militants with financial and organizational assistance. According to intelligence sources, bin Laden's mentor, Shaykh Abdallah Azzam, was first sponsored by the Muslim World League in the early 1980's to open and head a relief agency in Peshawar, Pakistan that would aid arriving Arab-Afghan warriors.82 The Peshawar MWL branch office was also led for a time by Wa'il Jalaidan.83 The Peshawar office was financed by Osama bin Laden, and later was subsidized by large donations from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.84 In addition, the Egyptian MWL branch office served as the "third route to the Al-Ansar House in Jedda," one of Bin Laden's "guest houses" used to funnel recruits to terrorist training camps.85

In February 2000, Jalaidan was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Rabita Trust (another financial arm of MWL in Pakistan) and served as its Director General.86 Soon thereafter, U.S. officials sent a confidential memorandum to UN police forces in southeastern Europe titled "Secret: US office only-Release to UNMIK [the U. N. administration in Kosovo]."87 The document named MWL representative Wael Jalaidan as an associate of Osama bin Laden and stated that Jalaidan had directly assisted bin Laden's efforts to "move money and men to and from the Balkans."88 MWL's Rabita Trust itself was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Organization by the U.S. government on October 12, 2001.89

 

Saudi Support for Islamic Extremism in the United States
Testimony of Matthew Epstein Before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security
September 10, 2003
PDF: kyl.senate.gov

World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)

CAIR has repeatedly sent representatives to Saudi Arabia seeking financial and political support. CAIR often received such support from the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).

The relationship between WAMY and the Saudi government was perhaps best described by Dr Abdul Wahab Noorwali, Assistant Secretary General of WAMY, "Saudi Arabia's support has been enormous since the establishment of WAMY in 1963. The Kingdom provides us with a supportive environment that allows us to work openly within the society to collect funds and spread activities. It also provides us with protection abroad through Saudi embassies and consulates, in addition to financial support."59 Abdullah Naseef, Vice Chairman of the Majlis as-Shura of the Saudi Arabian Government, Vice Chairman of WAMY and former Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, explained "Praise is due to Allah SWT and then to the kings of Saudi Arabia who supported this pioneering organization and other non-governmental bodies such as the Muslim World League in Makkah in 1962 and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Riyadh in 1973."60

• In 1998, the Saudi Gazette reported that CAIR's Executive Director Nihad Awad addressed a press conference at the WAMY headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to the report, "He [Awad] said CAIR needed funds to fight discrimination against Muslims, to promote the true image of Islam and to combat the anti-Islamic propaganda."61

• According to a December 23, 1999 Arab News article, Dr. Hamid Shaygi, assistant Secretary General of WAMY announced at a Riyadh press conference, with Nihad Awad in attendance, that WAMY "was extending both moral and financial support to CAIR in its effort to construct headquarters at a cost of $3.5 million in Washington, D.C." The article continued saying WAMY would also "introduce CAIR to Saudi philanthropists and recommend their financial support for the headquarters project."62

• On one fundraising trip to Saudi Arabia in 2002, CAIR and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) proudly announced their cooperation on a million dollar public relations campaign. As reported by The Muslim World, the weekly newspaper of the Saudi Muslim World League:

WAMY supports CAIR campaign against US anti-Islamic sentiment

RIYADH - The World Assembly of Muslim youth (WAMY) is extending support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a US-based organization, which has launched a media campaign by publishing advertisements in leading American newspapers and distributing books on Islam free of charge...

Speaking to newsmen at WAMY's new office in Riyadh, on 12 November, Muhammad Ibn Ali Al-Qotatibi, Editor-in-Chief of Future Magazine, a WAMY publication, said CAIR had already booked a quarter-page for every Friday of 52 week, in the 'USA Today.' The advertisement will commence in the 3rd week of Ramadhan and will cost $1.04 million...

Al-Qotaibi said Awadh had already met leading Saudi businessmen at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industries on 12 November, to brief them about the projects and raise funds. Among the top businessmen Awadh is scheduled to meet, with Prince Waleed Ibn Talal.

He said CAIR was also planning the Publication of advertisements in 10 other leading newspapers in America, and that is why he is in the Kingdom seeking funds for the purpose."63

 

Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060528192/

FTR #569 The Triumph of Treason
Dave Emory
Recorded September 10, 2006
ftrsummary.blogspot.com
REAL AUDIO: wfmu.org

Observing the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; this program highlights the heroic work of Rita Katz, a private citizen whose ground-breaking research on the terrorist-funding apparatus was first subverted, and then ignored. The targets of Katz's research are connected to both the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist milieu of al-Qaeda, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and to the upper echelons of the Republican Party and the Bush administration. Not surprisingly, the investigation of Ms. Katz, John Loftus and the agents of Operation Green Quest was actively neutralized by elements of the FBI and CIA...

19. "While Mark was cross-examining me on IIIT, Dave was pounding me with the Muslim World League. According to the way Mark and Dave addressed their questions, I understood that they were dividing between them the organizations connected to the SAAR network. They went, systematically, from one category to another. As I'd done years before, they started at the base of the pyramid, the U.S.-based organizations, and slowly made their way toward the pyramid's peak. When they got there, I knew, they'd find the Rajhi brothers. But at that point they were still climbing. Dave, for instance, asked me how I could tie the designated Rabita Trust to MWL and to 555. I told him that Rabita, according to MWL's Web site, was a subsidiary of MWL. I told him that Rabita's director, Naseef, listed his address at 555 Grove. I sent him all the corporate records." (Ibid.; p. 320.)

20. "The reason Dave and Mark were unfamiliar with such basic facts as the contents of MWL's Web site was that they couldn't browse the Internet at work. If government agents were to browse sites such as MWL's on their office computers, the traces (signatures) left while visiting them might raise suspicions in those who operate the sites. Amazingly, there was only one computer in each of their offices that could not be traced as a government computer, and the queue for that machine is obviously long. After I taught mark and Dave how to use the Internet to find documents, browse relevant sites, and figure out who ran these sites, along with the other research tools I often use, they began surfing late at night, at home. For long months, the investigation continued in that fashion. Green Quest worked nights and weekends, and so did I. They came to my office at least once a week. They needed me, and I was always there for them. Thus between Mark and Dave, Green Quest was studying the ties between SAAR and terrorism. They needed my input for every single step of their investigation because they knew so little at first." (Ibid.; pp. 320-321.)

 

RABITA TRUST
discoverthenetworks.org

• Former Pakistan-based charity suspected of financing terrorist groups

A financial arm of the Saudi-sponsored Muslim World League, Rabita Trust is a now-defunct Pakistan-based charity whose professed purpose was to give aid to Afghani refugees in Pakistan. Its additional objectives were to disseminate Islamic culture, explain the teachings of Islam, and "defend" Islam "in a manner that safeguards the interests and aspirations of Muslims, ... refutes false allegations against Islam, and repels inimical trends and dogma which the enemies of Islam seek to exploit in order to destroy the unity of Muslims and to sow seeds of doubt in the Muslim brethren."

Rabita Trust was established in 1988 by the late Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq and the Muslim World League's former Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef. Rabita Trust was scrutinized by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee based on evidence that it knowingly funded terrorist groups. The organization was directed by Wael Hamza Jalaidan, an al Qaeda founder and chief of logistics, until the United States and Saudi Arabia moved to close it down with Pakistani assistance. Because Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a U.S. ally, was a member of Rabita Trust's Board of Directors, the U.S. initially resisted adding the group to its list of terrorist-sponsoring charities. But under U.S. pressure, Musharraf eventually resigned from the Board, at which point the United States designated Rabita Trust as a "Global Terrorist Entity" and froze its assets on October 12, 2001.

 

SAAR FOUNDATION (SAFA TRUST GROUP)
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(This U.S. Corporation was dissolved in the year 2000)

Former Address:

555 Grove St.
Herndon, VA
• Organization founded for the professed purpose of supplying food, education, and technology to Islamic countries
• Suspected of fundraising for international terrorist groups, including Hamas and al Qaeda

SAAR is the acronym for Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Rajihi, the Saudi sheik who set up the SAAR Foundation in the 1970s ostensibly to allow scholars and scientists from the Middle East and Asia to create charitable programs that would supply food, education, and technology to Islamic countries. The U.S. branch of SAAR was dissolved in December 2000 after raising $1.7 billion in the United States. SAAR was part of the SAFA Trust Group, a group of shell companies headquartered at 555 Grove Street in Herndon, Virginia, where the FBI and the U.S. Customs agency believe SAAR was set up to raise funds and launder money for international terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and al Qaeda.

In March 2002 the FBI and U.S. Customs raided SAAR's Virginia offices and seized records of the SAFA Group (SAAR included). The information obtained in this raid revealed a pattern of multi-layered transactions by the SAFA Group that were designed to confuse law-enforcement authorities and keep them off the money trail. Of $54 million dollars raised by the SAAR Foundation ostensibly for "charity," $26 million went to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, a notorious location for drug runners and money laundering. Only $20 million made its way to SAFA Group charities. According to David Kane, the federal agent who led the raid, SAAR/SAFA's intent was "to route money through hidden paths to terrorists, and to defraud the Untied States by impeding, importing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the IRS."

Abdurahman Alamoudi, who has been linked to terrorism funding by federal authorities, led several organizations in the SAAR/SAFA Trust Group. The SAAR Foundation was also implicated in funding Sami Al-Arian, who was the U.S. leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), for which he raised money while working as a professor at the University of South Florida.

 

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF MUSLIM YOUTH (WAMY)
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P.O. Box 10845
Riyadh 11443
Saudi Arabia
Phone :966 14641669
URL: Website

• Saudi-based Islamic organization with chapters in 55 countries
• Founded by Osama bin Laden's nephew
• Holds conferences and distributes literature promoting jihad and anti-Semitism
• Raises funds for Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas
• Has been linked to both the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing

A non-governmental youth and student group affiliated with the United Nations, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) was founded in 1972. It defines itself as "an independent organization and Islamic forum that supports the work of Muslim organizations and needy communities the world over." While WAMY's international headquarters are located in Saudi Arabia, the organization also maintains satellite chapters in 55 additional countries and is affiliated with some 500 other Muslim youth groups on five continents.

Specifically, WAMY aims to achieve the following: "Preserve the identity of Muslim youth and help overcome the problems they face in modern society"; "educate and train them in order for them to become active and positive citizens in their countries"; "introduce Islam to non-Muslims in its purest form as a comprehensive system and way of life"; "establish a relationship of dialogue, understanding and appreciation between Muslim organizations and the western societies"; and "provide assistance to Muslim and non-Muslim organizations to fulfil [sic] these goals through training and cooperation."

Toward these ends, WAMY holds regional and local Muslim youth and student camps; helps to establish Muslim scout groups; organizes conferences, symposia, workshops and research circles "to address youth and students issues"; publishes books, brochures, reports, and exhibition material "that best introduce Islam to non-Muslims in its holistic vision"; organizes exchange visits, Hajj and Umra trips; and provides training and support to Muslim youth organizations around the world. These activities have earned WAMY the designation of "humanitarian and relief-works organization" from the United Nations.

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth is also one of the vehicles through which the Saudi Wahhabi government funds Islamic extremism and international terrorism. WAMY was co-founded by Kamal Helwabi, a former senior member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and by Osama bin Laden's nephew, Abdullah bin Laden (who served as WAMY's President through 2002 and is now its Treasurer). WAMY raises funds for the terrorist group Hamas, and in October 2002 made Hamas leader Khaled Mash'al an "honored guest" at a Muslim youth and globalization conference held in Riyadh. WAMY also helps finance the Kashmir insurgency against India, characterizing it as a "liberation" movement.

A Saudi opposition group reports that WAMY disseminates literature encouraging "religious hatred and violence against Jews, Christians, Shi'a and Ashaari Muslims." As WAMY puts it, this literature is expressly designed "to teach our children to love taking revenge on the Jews and the oppressors, and teach them that our youngsters will liberate Palestine and Jerusalem when they go back to Islam and make jihad for the sake of Allah." Some WAMY publications have included interviews with Saudi clerics such as Ayed al-Qarni, an adviser to Saudi Prince Fahd. In one such interview, al-Qarni stated that he prays for America's destruction daily, that he encourages students to go to Iraq to fight against U.S. forces, and that those who cannot go should at least contribute money to the cause. Another WAMY publication features a list of "martyrs" who have attacked and murdered Israelis; one of the individuals on this list is a man who drove 14 bus passengers off a cliff as a member of the group "Heroes from Palestine."

Investigations of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center uncovered, in an apartment of one of the terrorists, an envelope marked "WAMY" along with a training manual on how to set up terrorist cells in other countries and stage attacks.

WAMY came under FBI scrutiny after 9/11, when it was determined that a radiologist, Dr. Al Badr al-Hamzi, whose credit card was found among the possessions of the hijackers, was receiving funding from the organization. The Senate Finance Committee requested that the IRS examine WAMY's U.S. branch for links to terrorism. WAMY was also named in a trillion-dollar lawsuit by the families of the victims of 9/11.

In May 2004, federal law-enforcement, immigration, and anti-terrorism agents raided WAMY's Alexandria, Virginia office, seizing all of its computers and hard drives, and arresting a volunteer board member, Ibrahim Abdullah, on immigration charges. WAMY had been operating out of the office of Jamal Barzinji, who was involved with a total of seven organizations that were raided by federal agents in connection with terrorist financing. After the raid on its office, WAMY likened itself to the YMCA, saying that it was interested only in "youth education, youth development, and serving the Muslim community.

Though WAMY's activities in the United States were derailed, its operations elsewhere in the world continue unabated -- in many instances with the help of other, likeminded organizations. For example, WAMY's efforts in Somalia are supported by the "Christian charities" Novib and Oxfam, which are based in the United Kingdom and Holland, respectively.

One of WAMY's closest affiliates is the European Council for Fatwa and Research, which aims to spread fundamentalist Islam and implement Shari'a (Islamic Law) worldwide. Another organization with intimate ties to WAMY is the Muslim Students' Association of the U.S. and Canada. And four directors of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) -- including Anwar Ibrahim, a terror-supporting Malaysian Islamist who co-founded IIIT -- are trustees of WAMY.

In December 1999, WAMY announced at a press conference in Saudi Arabia that it "was extending both moral and financial support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) "to help it construct its $3.5 million headquarters in Washington, D.C." WAMY also agreed to "introduce CAIR to Saudi philanthropists and recommend their financial support for the headquarters project." In 2002, CAIR and WAMY jointly announced, again from Saudi Arabia, their collaboration on a $1 million public-relations campaign.

Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz calls WAMY "the Saudi equivalent of the Hitler Youth: a hate-mongering, ultra-extremist group preaching, among other niceties, that Shia Muslims are not real Muslims, but products of a Jewish conspiracy." The website Militant Islam Monitor characterizes the organization as "part of the Saudi Wahhabist 'Jihad through conversion' drive."

 

A Troubling Presence at a Funeral
By Ben Johnson
June 11, 2004

...Magid, who was born and educated in the Sudan, is the Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). ADAMS has numerous close affiliations with the main targets of "Operation Green Quest," "the largest U.S. terror finance investigation anywhere in the world." In March 2002, federal agents raided ADAMS's facility in Herndon, Virginia, as part of an investigation into financial support for terrorism. Federal affidavits state that the "Grove Street addresses" (500 and 555 Grove St. in Herndon) housed more than 100 interlocking Muslim organizations, most headed by Jamal Barzinji, and these groups gave material aid to terrorists. Among those raided were several major ADAMS associates, including its chairman. Magid himself was present when federal agents raided the Herndon offices of ADAMS in March 2002...



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To: fweingart

If they were together since 1996, that was around the time of the first WTC attack. Could explain alot about their love of terrorists??

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


151 posted on 11/13/2007 5:39:28 AM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
No Hillary?

http://www.rediff.com/news/clinton.htm

President Clinton’s visit to India

President Clinton’s visit to India

DAY 1
March 20, 2000

...

DAY 5
March 25, 2000

http://www.rediff.com/news/2000/mar/20josy.htm

Clinton brings along a powerful team

Josy Joseph in New Delhi

The official delegation accompanying United States President Bill Clinton on his five-day visit to India is a virtual who’s who of the world’s most powerful democracy, and includes his secretaries of state and commerce, besides his daughter Chelsea and mother-in-law Dorothy Rodham.

According to the list released by the White House, the group also comprises well-known pro-India campaigners on Capitol Hill and the American ambassador in New Delhi.

THE OFFICIAL DELEGATION:
The President
Chelsea Clinton, his daughter
Dorothy Rodham, his mother-in-law
Richard Celeste, US ambassador to India
Madeleine Albright, secretary of state
William Daley, secretary of commerce
John Podesta, chief of staff to the President
Representative Gary Ackerman
Representative Jim McDermott
Representative Frank Pallone
Representative Nita Lowey
Representative Jim Greenwood
Representative Edward Royce
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative Janice Schakowsky
Samuel Berger, assistant to the President for national security affairs
Bruce Lindsey, assistant to the President and deputy counsel to the President
Joseph Lockhart, assistant to the President and press secretary
Sean Maloney, assistant to the President and staff secretary
Connie Mariano, physician to the President
Karen Tramontano, assistant to the President and counsellor to the chief of staff
Strobe Talbott, deputy secretary of state
Susan Esserman, deputy United States trade representative
Brady Anderson, administrator, Agency for International Development
Elaine Shocas, chief of staff to the secretary of state
Ernest Moniz, undersecretary of energy
Mary Mel French, chief of protocol
Osman Siddique, US ambassador to Fiji
Karl Inderfurth, assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs
James Steinberg, deputy assistant to the President for national security affairs
Lieutenant General Donald Kerrick, senior military adviser to the secretary of state
Barbara Ann Rudolph, chief of staff to the administrator, US Agency for International Development
Bruce Riedel, special assistant to the President and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs, National Security Council
Islam Siddiqui, senior trade adviser, Department of Agriculture

TRAVELLING STAFF:
Jennifer Palmieri, deputy assistant to the President and deputy press secretary
Jake Siewert, deputy assistant to the President and deputy press secretary
Sam Afridi, special assistant to the President and presidential speechwriter
Brian Alcorn, special assistant to the President and deputy director of advance
Nanda Chitre, special assistant to the President and assistant press secretary
Julie Eddy, special assistant to the President and deputy director of presidential scheduling
Kirk Hanlin, special assistant to the President and trip director
Stephen Lamb, special assistant to the President and deputy director of presidential scheduling
Tomasz Malinowski, special assistant to the President and senior director for foreign policy, National Security Council
David Halperin, special assistant to the President, National Security Council
Richard Samans, special assistant to the President for international economic policy
Christine Stanek, special assistant to the President and chief of staff for public liaison
Joel Wiginton, special assistant to the President for legislative affairs
Ian Bowles, senior director, Environmental Affairs, Council on Environmental Quality/National Security Council
Suzanne George, deputy chief of staff to the secretary of state
James Doyle, deputy chief of staff, Department of Commerce
Mark Bernstein, director of press pool operations
Donald Camp, director, Near East and South Asian affairs, National Security Council
Cynthia Gire, director for strategic planning and advance, National Security Council
Michael Hammer, assistant press secretary for foreign affairs and director for public affairs, National Security Council
Paul Orzulak, director for speechwriting, National Security Council
Huma Abedin, special assistant to the First Lady
Karen Burchard, deputy director of press advance
Sheba Crocker, executive assistant to the deputy assistant to the President for national security affairs
Betty Currie, personal secretary to the President
Jenni Engebretsen, assistant to the press secretary
Kris Engskov, President’s aide
Cynthia Hogle, protocol gifts officer
Lindsey Huff, associate director for communications, National Security Council
Laura Marcus, senior adviser to the chief of staff
Elizabeth Newman, assistant press secretary
Sean O’Shea, special assistant to the cabinet secretary

http://www.rediff.com/news/2000/mar/24photo.htm

"Mystery woman" in sunglasses?

So what’s cooking guys? Clinton appears to ask his minders in Bombay as Maharashtra’s ruling trinity — Governor P C Alexander, Chief Minister Deshmukh and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal — await the next item on the agenda.
Photograph: Jewella C Miranda

152 posted on 11/13/2007 6:01:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

March 20,2000 would have been a great day to overthrow the government.


153 posted on 11/13/2007 7:57:06 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. Why vote for one?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You are right, that was a major reason, maybe THE major reason.

But clinton never traveled anywhere without planeloads of greedy b*stards eager to make deals with his bribe-bought help.

That was why he had Ron Brown killed, earlier, because Brown knew too many of the details of these corrupt deals, and had threatened to expose clinton if he was indicted.


154 posted on 11/13/2007 8:17:18 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: fweingart
Little black-pants-suited fatso doesn't have to worry about her partner blackmailing her. Hillary keeps a photo of Vince on her beside. The one taken by the police shortly after his "suicide." That's quite a deterrent.

Unless her partner believes that that would make her a martyr.

BTW, do female muslims get 72 virgins?

Or do they just get the 72 raisins?

155 posted on 11/13/2007 8:45:20 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Muslims who die killing innocents arrive at the Hell Docking Station where they're met by Mr. Satan. Actually all Muslims arrive at the HDS, but more serious punishment is meted out to those who kill innocents.

Muslim killers are beaten 100 times with a rattan cane that's been soaked in salt brine then they are thrown into the fiery furnace.

The remaining Muslims just go to hell for believing the lies one finds in the Koran.

156 posted on 11/13/2007 8:55:56 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. Why vote for one?)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Thanks for the ping.

We knew that both Xlintons catered to the anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish crowd because they hosted Yassir Arafat in the White House more times than any other "world leader".

President Bush refused to have that terrorist in the White House ever.

And yes we knew that Xlinton ignored the terrorist attacks against this country during his entire administration and the only military action of significance he took was to support the Islamic cause in Kosovo against the Serbs.

And we knew that the Xlinton's sold out this country's national security to the Communist Chinese through their opening of the US Commerce dept to John Huang, who would leave the Dept of Commerce (where he had top security clearance) and go to the Chinese embassy......

What is new about all your tremendous work and research which is among the best ever seen here on FR, IMHO, is the PERSONAL connection of the world's leading Islamic terrorist sponsors directly to Mrs. Xlinton which, then, goes directly to her time as co-Prez and to her much sought position as the actual "President" (Dictator is what she seeks).

I have no actual proof but I fully believe that Hitlery knew about the coming 911 attack on this country BEFORE it occurred. This personal connection between someone who has very close ties to Al Quaeda and Hillary - gives my long held "theory" .....of a direct connection between Her Vileness and AlQuaeda and other Islamic terrorists which would open the possibility that she had prior knowledge of the 911 attacks.....more strength. Keep up the excellent work. Both of these women merit thorough investigation as national security risks.....

157 posted on 11/13/2007 5:37:47 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
the jahiliya, age of ignorance that preceded the advent of Islam

ROFLMAO.

These people are the most . . . you know what I mean, I can't find a really good long English word for it.
158 posted on 11/13/2007 7:56:48 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com -- read, learn, blog, or get out of my way.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

This just stinks! Keep up the good work. Remember, if you through enough sh!% at the wall, some of it will stick.


159 posted on 11/13/2007 8:14:30 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata

through=throw shees!


160 posted on 11/13/2007 8:17:30 PM PST by Balata
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To: Enchante

Thanks for the ping!


161 posted on 11/13/2007 10:00:19 PM PST by Fedora
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; maggief

I note the name of Islam Siddiqui in the
Clinton India trip roster.

Things that keep making you go: hmmmmm..

http://www.ijtihad.org/AMGPP.htm

A group of American Muslim scholars, activists and community leaders is determined to carve a role for American Muslims in policy making. They met after a conference titled “Bridging the Divide” which was hosted by the US-Islamic World Project at Brookings Saban Center for Middle East Policy on December 13, 2004 and launched a new initiative — American Muslim Group on Policy Planning (AMGPP).

*snip*

The Brookings conference itself touched upon many of the policy issues that AMGPP could potentially inform. The conference was jointly convened by Dr. Peter Singer, Co-Director of the US-Islamic World Project and Dr. Muqtedar Khan a Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution. The speakers at the conference included Dr. Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland, Mr. Adam Ereli, The Deputy Spokesperson of the State Department, Dr. Sulayman Nyang of Howard University, Mr. Farid Senzai of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Mr. Salam Al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Dr. Zahid Bukhari from Georgetown University and Mr. Hady Amr of Amr Group.

Dr. Islam Siddiqui, a former undersecretary of Agriculture and to date the highest-ranking American Muslim government official delivered the luncheon keynote address.

~~~

God protect US.


162 posted on 11/13/2007 11:56:38 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
ROFLMAO. These people are the most . . . you know what I mean, I can't find a really good long English word for it.

You should read some of the stuff her daughter wrote, under the pseudonym, "Omar Naseef":

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1434310159/
These people are kooks.
163 posted on 11/14/2007 8:28:00 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Hmm, kinda makes you wonder why Billy Boy pardoned those terrorists...maybe to PLEASE Hillary and her lady friend.


164 posted on 11/14/2007 9:28:08 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: maggief; KayEyeDoubleDee; All

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2007/11/14/hillary/?source=whitelist

An amusing video (posted by Matt Drudge) shows a row of American flags chaotically tumbling down behind and almost on top of Hillary last weekend—hardly an auspicious omen for Veterans Day.

I like the way Hillary uses her flat, practical, real-life voice to admonish the event organizers about properly weighting the poles. A plus is a glimpse of Hillary’s top aide, the elegant Huma Abedin, wielding one of her formidable designer handbags:

Aside from the stylish Huma, there’s definitely something weird and cultish in the sycophantish cathexis onto Hillary of the many nerds, geeks and vengeful viragos who run her campaign — sometimes to her detriment, as with the recent ham-handed playing of the clichéd gender card.

I suspect the latter dumb move, which has backfired badly, came from Ann Lewis (Barney Frank’s sister), a fanatical Hillary true believer who has been spouting beatific feminist bromides about her for the past 15 years.

(The transcript of my tangle with Lewis about Hillary on CNN’s “Crossfire” in 1994 is reprinted in my second essay collection.)

Hillary seems to have acolytes rather than friends — hardly a reassuring trait for a potential president whose paranoia has already been called Nixonian.

Isolated monarchs never hear the bad news until the people riot and the lynch mob is at the door.


165 posted on 11/14/2007 11:59:56 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: beaelysium

Please read!


166 posted on 11/14/2007 6:53:34 PM PST by antonia (Build the Wall Now! "Drill right now, Drill today, Drill all night, Drill all the way!")
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To: STARWISE
"Isolated monarchs never hear the bad news until the people riot and the lynch mob is at the door."

I called them the Caucesceau's in their FIRST term in power. She wants to be Hugo Chavez, she wants to be Chairman Mao, she wants to be Stalin to America. She would be Mugabe or Pol Pot to America if it would allow her to stay in power and to pay off her friends to keep them loyal. She cares NOTHING about getting millions from the likes of the Chinese Communists, Soros, or the Wassabi/Al Quaeda types.

It is not that she wants to be isolated - it is that she doesn't want the DECEPTION to be seen through in time to stop her ascent to power.

It's the job of those who pray and those who are at work on this huge issue to see that the deception IS seen through by as many Americans as possible.

167 posted on 11/14/2007 7:28:25 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

bump


168 posted on 11/20/2007 8:04:08 AM PST by ParadigmLost (Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. -- African Proverb)
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To: ParadigmLost
A Happy Thanksgiving. . .and while the turkey roasts. . .a turkeyday bump;^)

(Have yet to hear of 'anyone' seriously going here re Uma. . .her roots. . .or her long-time association with Hillary.)

169 posted on 11/22/2007 7:11:10 AM PST by cricket
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Thank you!
Bump


170 posted on 11/25/2007 8:30:45 AM PST by grandpa jones (Responding To The Epic Threat)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Bears repeating bump:

In 1977, Huma Abedin was 2 years old.

Her father was an un-tenured academic, at Western Michigan University, with a newly minted PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and was desperately in need of funding to establish his career.

He turned to the Saudi Arabian money man, Abdullah Omar Naseef, who would remain his benefactor and his confidant for the remainder of his life.

Huma Abedin's mother is BFF with the Saudi Arabian's wife, Fatima Umar Naseef, the radical feminist Wahhabi scholar, to the point that Huma Abedin's mother has translated & published her works in English.

Huma Abedin's brother has also been the beneficiary of the Saudi Arabian's largesse, in the form of a fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Finally, the Saudi Arabian in question, Abdullah Omar Naseef, is Defendant #97 in the World Trade Center lawsuit, and has figured prominently in testimony about terrorist financing before both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.

171 posted on 11/25/2007 8:54:06 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

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172 posted on 11/25/2007 9:00:18 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Enchante; Fedora

Gore War Trivia : The Texas telemarketing company TeleQuest that did the phone-calling on election night 2000 to persuade Democrat voters in Floriduh they might have mistakenly voted for Pat Buchanan was in bankruptcy ; it was conveniently purchased, records and all, by an Indian company [ Essar Group of India] two days after the election:

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a0f198126f1.htm


173 posted on 11/27/2007 1:40:15 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: bray
If they were together since 1996, that was around the time of the first WTC attack. Could explain alot about their love of terrorists??

The first WTC attack was in 1993.

1996 was around the time a CIA linked coup attempt against Saddam Hussein failed.

174 posted on 11/27/2007 1:53:48 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Arafat gace the Clintons quite a pile of jewelry and gems... I imagine they were undervalued on paper at least when someone inquired about their value.


175 posted on 11/27/2007 2:02:43 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Marysecretary

Bill pardoned the Puerto Rican terrorists, which helped Hillary or so it’s thought, with the Puerto Ricoan vote in NYC. Some Puerto Ricoans had been trying for years to get these folks out of jail. I can’t see any connection between Puerto Ricoan seperatists who plotted violence against America in order to separate Puerto Rico from it’s American connection, and the Middle Eastern Wahabi-Saudi-Osama types. So I think NY politics in order to get Hillary a Senate seat is why Bill pardoned the Puerto Ricoans.


176 posted on 11/27/2007 2:03:03 AM PST by txrangerette (Congressman Duncan Hunter for POTUS...check him out!!)
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To: piasa

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177 posted on 11/27/2007 2:04:55 AM PST by kalee ( No burka for me...EVER.)
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To: piasa

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178 posted on 11/27/2007 2:05:10 AM PST by kalee ( No burka for me...EVER.)
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To: txrangerette
Trivia about Bill's pardonees' terrorist group FALN: Puerto Rican terrorist group LOS MACHETEROS is a splinter or sister group of FALN. FALN receives legal aid from the old leftist group NCPPF of which the American Muslim Council (AMC)is a member and whose presidents included the infamous Florida professor Sami al Arian.

2000 - 2002 : (SAMI AL ARIAN IS NCPPF PRESIDENT) From 2000 to 2002, the NCPPF (National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom) president was USF professor Sami Al-Arian. And here is where the alleged Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, whom the FBI considers a hard-core, senior terrorist, comes publicly under the AMC's wing and into the White House. -----------------"Undermining war on terror : Muslim groups weakening fed laws under guise of protecting civil liberties," World Net Daily, March 10, 2003

* American Muslim Council : [founded in 1990 in the runup to the Gulf War] one of its board members is Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, who is also one of the founders of the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council- "FBI Arrests Man Linked to American Muslim Groups," Reuters, Mon September 29, 2003 10:02 AM ET...

Alamoudi served as Clinton's "Goodwill Ambassador"

The American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council was founded in 1993 in the wake of the Gulf War and the year of the first World Trade Center bombing.

Under Clinton's watch the first Muslim chaplains of the US military were appointed - with the major participation of the American Muslim Council. ... www.ispi-usa.org/policy/mazrui3.html - 13k - Cached - Similar pages
Also

1990s : (H. RAP BROWN aka JAMIL ABDULLAH AL-AMIN BECOMES A PRESIDENT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE AMC) As a 1960s radical [Black Panther] , H. Rap Brown threatened to assassinate Lady Bird Johnson when she was first lady of the United States. (* My note : He would eventually change his name to Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin and become an early president of the executive board of the American Muslim Council, or AMC in the 1990s, then end up serving a life sentence in Georgia for the murder of Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen in 2000.) -"Undermining war on terror : Muslim groups weakening fed laws under guise of protecting civil liberties," World Net Daily, March 10, 2003

179 posted on 11/27/2007 2:23:22 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

Well that’s just mighty convenient for the Demagogues, isn’t it?!?


180 posted on 11/27/2007 4:02:25 AM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT")
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To: BillF; BufordP; Doctor Raoul; kristinn; Albion Wilde; W04Man; bmwcyle; Just A Nobody; 3D-JOY; ...

Reading list.


181 posted on 11/27/2007 4:14:12 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

mark


182 posted on 11/27/2007 4:14:37 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: sauropod

read


183 posted on 11/27/2007 4:16:13 AM PST by sauropod ("A man never stands so tall as when he stoops to kiss ass" - Paul Begala on pandering)
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To: STARWISE; holdonnow

Not sure if you’ve seen this...FYI ping


184 posted on 11/27/2007 4:24:38 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Bookmark.


185 posted on 11/27/2007 4:37:35 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Reference Bump


186 posted on 11/27/2007 4:38:35 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: Cicero

bttt


187 posted on 11/27/2007 4:40:47 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Nightshift; tutstar

ping...


188 posted on 11/27/2007 4:47:16 AM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Hillary is a terrifying terrorist.

189 posted on 11/27/2007 5:08:42 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: ourusa; Apple Blossom

ping


190 posted on 11/27/2007 5:10:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
" Nothing about the Clintons is a surprise to me."

What if this entire episode is an exercise in deception and distraction? Suppose Hillary's mission is to get Obama elected????

191 posted on 11/27/2007 5:59:00 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

bttt


192 posted on 11/27/2007 6:46:45 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Tuesday morning bump!


193 posted on 11/27/2007 6:55:39 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: tgslTakoma

WOW...


194 posted on 11/27/2007 8:45:48 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Great work-Chilling when you stop and realize that Hillary is on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Al Queda has a bug in the room already.


195 posted on 11/27/2007 8:51:48 AM PST by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks .. I have .. wondering, wondering ...
all the back scene connections .. it’s stunning,
if so.


196 posted on 11/27/2007 1:24:53 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Excellent work!

abeddin' bump

197 posted on 11/27/2007 1:24:59 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
It's an uncanny resemblance between Huma's Mother "Saleha Mahmood Abedin" and Chelsea.

NO, I'm not insinuating anything...just an observation.

sw

198 posted on 11/27/2007 1:32:05 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife (It's Illegal immigration, Stupid)
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To: piasa; KayEyeDoubleDee; SE Mom; Laverne; backhoe; the Real fifi; Lancey Howard; Enchante

ARAFAT GAVE 12G IN GEMS TO CLINTONS

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3acac09d590f.htm

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Arafat is most lavish in dispensing gifts

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat gave jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary, and other senior members of the Clinton administration, including secretary of state Madeleine Albright, and national security advisor Sandy Berger, when the U.S. was mediating negotiations between the PA and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Arafat gave the following gifts:

To the Clintons, he gave gifts worth $23,650. This included $17,300 worth of jewelry, a necklace, bracelet and earrings set of gold studded with diamonds and sapphires worth $5,500; a necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring set of gold and diamonds worth $4,350; another diamond and gold set, consisting of necklace, bracelet and earrings, worth $3,200; a gold necklace in the shape of leaves with a flower pendant worth $2,400; and a gold necklace with matching bracelet worth $1,800.

Arafat also gave the Clintons a mother-of-pearl box with a picture of the Last Supper worth $1,500; four mother-of-pearl boxes commemorating the millennium in Bethlehem worth $4,400; a $400 vase; and a medallion of the city of Bethlehem worth $50.

Albright received jewelry worth $18,800 - a gold necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring set worth $8,400; a gold necklace set with gemstones worth $3,000; a gold necklace and bracelet worth $3,000; another gold necklace and bracelet also worth $3,000; a gold chain worth $400; and a gold chain and bracelet worth $1,000.

Berger received a gold necklace, bracelet and earrings set worth $2,450; a scarf worth $350; and a woman’s jacket worth $200.

http://focusonjerusalem.com/news10.html

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Quite a haul ... not that they’re influenced by bribes, of source .. /SARC


199 posted on 11/27/2007 1:35:19 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; ...

PING!

In case anyone’s interested.


200 posted on 11/27/2007 5:53:01 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments. Sink LOST! Stop SPP!)
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