Skip to comments.GOVERNMENT PAYS MOSQUE IT CONSIDERS RADICAL [CENSUS/GSA lease]
Posted on 05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members."
SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year.
SNIPPET: "The GSA helped the Commerce Department find office space for the Census."
SNIPPET: "Fairfax County property records indicate that Dar Al-Hijrah bought the 40,000-square-foot building in May 2008 for $5.8 million."
SNIPPET: "It was home to radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, today considered the inspiration to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hassan and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried to detonate an explosive in his underpants on a flight to Detroit Christmas Day. Reports also indicate that Times Square attempted bomber Faisal Shahzad was inspired in part by Awlawki.
In February, Dar Al-Hijrah hosted a fundraiser for Sabri Benkahla, who is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence after being convicted in 2007 for obstruction of justice, perjury before a grand jury, and making false official statements to the FBI in the course of an investigation into the Virginia Jihad terror cell."
SNIPPET: "One founder, Ismail Elbarasse, was an assistant to Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook."
SNIPPET: "According to an FBI memorandum, Mohammad al-Hanooti was known publicly as "an active HAMAS supporter, purportedly holding fund-raising activities, as well as supporting visitors to the United States from Israel and Jordan, to speak on behalf of HAMAS." Al-Hanooti was Dar Al-Hijrah's imam from 1995-1999."
SNIPPET: "A former mosque trustee, Abdulhaleem Al-Ashqar, was convicted..."
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“Government Outreach with Terror-tied Mosque Continues”
May 14, 2010
SNIPPET: “The State Department wants its next wave of diplomats to learn what Muslims in other countries think of America.
To do that, it is sending a class to Anwar al-Awlaki’s former mosque in Falls Church, Va. this Sunday, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned.
As we reported Tuesday, federal law enforcement officials view the Dar al-Hijrah mosque as home to Hamas operatives and others linked to terrorist financing and “bad orgs.” In addition, it was home for two years to Awlaki, a charismatic, American-born cleric now living in Yemen. He is considered to have been inspirational to the accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, failed airplane bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Times Square bomber Faizal Shahzad. As a result, he may be the only American the CIA is authorized by the President to kill.
Awlaki has been gone for eight years, and mosque leadership publicly disavows him, but Alwaki’s radical preaching was well established during his time there.
The 9/11 Commission Report found that Awlaki knew two of the hijackers and that one, Nawaf al-Hamzi, followed Awlaki from San Diego to Virginia in early 2001, “an appearance that may not have been coincidental.””
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“IPT Report on Census Lease Prompts Inquiries”
by IPT News May 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm
SNIPPET: “Two members of Congress want the General Services Administration (GSA) to explain what research, if any, was done before signing a $582,000 lease with a Virginia mosque that law enforcement officials say has been the subject of numerous terror-financing investigations.
The letters to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson from U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Susan Collins follow an Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) story disclosing the 2008 lease for a Census Bureau office, and the law enforcement assessments of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center.
Records from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by the IPT indicate the mosque was “operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S.,” and “has been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing.””
SNIPPET: "It [ Dar Al-Hijrah mosque] was home to radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, today considered the inspiration to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hassan and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried to detonate an explosive in his underpants on a flight to Detroit Christmas Day. Reports also indicate that Times Square attempted bomber Faisal Shahzad was inspired in part by Awlawki.
...Two new intelligence memos obtained by Fox News point to increasing alarm over radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's recent call to kill American civilians.
... The two intelligence documents, which are for official use only, describe how the cleric's escalating rhetoric could attract dangerous followers inside the United States. --- "Intel Memos Warn Radical Cleric's Call to Kill Americans May Inspire Attacks," FoxNews.com ^ | 6/15/10 | Catherine Herridge
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