Skip to comments.Chicago Man Convicted in Israel of Aiding Hamas Removed From U.S. Terrorist Watch-List
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:56:34 AM PST by Candor7
In a move that will draw ire among those who fear the ever-growing perils of the Americas preoccupation with Islamic-sensitivity, the administration made a bold step Wednesday the day after President Obama won his re-election bid of removing a convicted Hamas operative (and Chicago resident) from its designated terrorist list.
59-year old Muhammad Salah, who spent nearly five years in an Israeli prison for funding the terrorist outfit, was taken off the list by the Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control. The terrorist designation prohibited Salah from obtaining employment or allegedly to make simple purchases without seeking permission from proper authorities. JTA explains the details:
Two months ago, backed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the American Friends Service Committee, he filed a lawsuit for his removal.
A strong message was sent, and that is all Americans are entitled to their due process and essential rights, the Anti-Discrimination Committee said in a statement.
The organizations had challenged the designation in part because it forbade them from assisting Salah a ban they said violated their First Amendment protections.
Stranger still, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is actually a national Quaker organization.
One of our principle tenets is we work in partnership with the most vulnerable, Michael McConnell, Midwest regional director for AFSC told the Chicago Tribune. Not being able to work in some kind of partnership or in connection with Muhammad Salah is against our core principles, which are based on Quaker principles of equality. The American Friends Service Committee believes everyone is of God, and because of that there is that divine spark that we can connect with in any person.
In 1993 Salah was convicted in Israel for funding Hamas after Israeli authorities found $95,000 in his eastern Jerusalem hotel room. He returned to the U.S. 1997.
In 2007, Salah was acquitted of U.S. charges that he funded Hamas, but was ultimately convicted of lying under oath in the civil case brought by the family of David Boim, an American teenager murdered by the militant group.
With a second-Obama term now solidified, many conservatives fear a lenient approach to dealing with convicted terrorists and Islamists operating in the U.S. will intensify.
It would not surprise me one bit that on the last day of his second term, he pardons Osama Bin Laden and releases him from the villa where he is now sequestered by the US Justice Department.
Isn’t that Chicago Man, Bronco, funding Hamas by sending arms to them from Libya?
0bama is, in fact, at war with Israel.
How do we like fascism now?
Who would have thought our great nation would be pummeled by Chicago fascist black power thugs, and then hide the fact so well from voters?
Salah will soon be organizing his own troop of Boy Scouts in Chicago, taking them out on weekend sallies where they will learn the fine art of assembling IEDs. Salah Sallies, coming to a school near you.
I too do not believe that OBL is dead. I think he is living in a mansion somewhere in the Hindu Kush, kicking back while laughing alone with the Pakistani Intelligence service who pulled off the grift, with Obama’s assistence.
OBLs body was disposed of so fast that the ink had not even dried on his death certificate, to avoid forensic verification of death,standard procedure by our allies.
How long before the blind shiek is released? I say within a year.
(and Chicago resident)..............
That is the America I have come to love... cough cough
“Thank you” dear leader, Barack Hussein Mohammet Bin Ghazi.
His Arab spring should be called the American Caliphate... as we bought and paid for it many times right down to the loss of four Americans. Loss? No, it was a intentional sacrifice to allah. Also, he had to bury the facts.
Worst part about our fearless muslim commander in chief? He sat and watched it in real time ...doing NOTHING.
Its a SHAME we have a Ghazi in OUR White House!
Paladin2 ~ 0bama is, in fact, at war with Israel.
Point of order: 0bama didn't thrice deny God and Israel a place on the democrat party platform.
The whole democrat party did.
***-—===| Hussein Is Happy |===-—***
How long before the blind shiek is released? I say within a year.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Obama is a dhimmi....and our whole nation is now in dhimmitude.I hate that ba$tard, and there are at least another 150 million who feel the same. How have we come to such a low place as a free Republic?
He just better not sign a secession petition or he’ll be considered a dangerous person
Reverse Speech from Dear Leader Nov 14.
"We saved the lives of folks who I sent there"
Reversed~ "It miss out you swift this hour of mercy"
Forget the flylist crap. How the hell is a Hamas operative who spent 5 years in an israeli prison even allowed into the US much less allowed to live in chicago? Maybe I am missing something.
Just because this vermin is a mooselimb terrorist who lives for the destrustion of Israel and the U.S. does not mean he is necessarily a bad guy now does it?
Naturally. And I’m on it for making patriotic, conservative novelties. Makes me sick!
Does anyone still believe the talking point that 0 is not a muslim ?
I can barely contain myself... Obama’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to this country.
Bin Ladin is not dead, used to bolster ubambo’s credability as a commander and chief. Some poor bastard in a robe is dead, who could tell they all look alike, buried at sea so no one can see and the seals involved on a 1979 chanook studebacker taken out so there’s no evidence. There I fixed it