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Feds Searched Offices Of Seven McKinney Donors
Human Events ^ | April 22, 2002 | David Freddoso

Posted on 04/25/2002 3:05:29 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen

U.S. Customs Was Looking For Evidence of Terror Funding

Feds Searched Offices Of Seven McKinney Donors
By David Freddoso

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D.-Ga.) took $5,500 in campaign contributions in 2001 from seven donors whose organizations’ offices were recently searched by federal agents as part of an effort to collect information about terrorist groups.

Among these donors was Abdurahman Alamoudi, an avowed supporter of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Alamoudi gave McKinney $2,000 on Sept. 11, 2001, according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) report. Another three of the seven donors’ contributions were also received on that date.

Each of the seven McKinney contributors is associated with at least one of six organizations whose offices were searched in late March by the Customs Service. These organizations include the Success Foundation, the Safa Trust, Mar Jac Investments, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, and the York Foundation.

Four of the seven contributors—Yaqub Mirza, Jamal Barzinji, Taha Al-Alwani, and Ahmad Totonji—are mentioned by name in a search warrant issued to the Customs Service by a federal court, a copy of which was obtained by Human Events. The warrant, signed by Federal Magistrate Theresa Buchanan, authorized Customs to seize financial records from 21 groups in search of evidence of "material support to foreign terrorist organizations, conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the functions of the Internal Revenue Service, and conspiracy to engage in international transfers of money to promote offenses against foreign nations involving murder or destruction of property by means of explosives."

None of the McKinney contributors has been charged with any crime, a Customs spokesman said.

Two of the contributors—Mirza and Barzinji—did not return calls from Human Events, although Mirza denied any wrongdoing in an interview with the Washington Post. Totonji hung up during a telephone interview when asked about his contribution to McKinney. Alamoudi—who was also in the news last week over his earlier contributions to McKinney and Rep. James Moran (D.-Va.)—could not be reached by telephone.

Won’t Discuss Donations

McKinney’s campaign reported taking 24 donations worth $13,850 on Sept. 11, 2001—her second-biggest fundraising day of the year, according to FEC records.

McKinney spokeswoman Dana Mott refused to speak to Human Events about the context of these donations. "I just can’t discuss that," she said. She referred all inquiries on the matter to McKinney’s campaign headquarters in Georgia. No one answered the phone at the campaign headquarters last week, and messages left on its answering machine by Human Events went unanswered.

An FEC spokesman said that campaigns are supposed to report donations on the date they receive them, which may not be the same date the gifts are made. One of McKinney’s September 11 contributors—Sabah Jabri, a retiree from San Diego—told Human Events that he sent his $250 contribution after receiving a fundraising letter from McKinney "some time during the summer."

Mott also said she could not discuss whether McKinney would return Alamoudi’s donation. Other politicians—such as President Bush, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) and Rep. John Sununu (R.-N.H.)—all returned contributions from Alamoudi after he declared his support for the terrorist group Hamas to a cheering crowd at an October 2000 demonstration in front of the White House. "Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas," he said during a rally shortly after the beginning of the Palestinian Intifada. Later in the demonstration, he cited press reports labeling him as a supporter of Hamas, and said, "I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah."

Other press reports have recently noted Alamoudi’s earlier contributions to McKinney, including $1,000 during the 2000 election cycle.

Human Events’ analysis of McKinney’s contributions also found that, unlike previous election cycles, when she got 20% to 40% of her campaign cash from outside Georgia, McKinney received more than 90% of her itemized individual contributions from outside her state in 2001.

During the period Sept. 11- Dec. 31, 2001, all but one of her 108 itemized contributions came from individuals from out-of-state. Of those 108 contributions, 100 came from Americans with clearly identifiable Arabic first names.

McKinney supports the Palestinians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and opposes racial profiling.

McKinney created a controversy when she suggested on a Berkeley, Calif., radio station on March 25 that President Bush may have withheld prior knowledge of the September 11 terrorist attacks so that his friends could profit from the war that was sure to follow.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arab; mckinney; uscustoms

1 posted on 04/25/2002 3:05:30 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Some things are just too sweet, aren't they?
2 posted on 04/25/2002 3:06:57 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: Stand Watch Listen; Betty Jo
PAGing Betty Jo!!! Alamoudi Alert! You are a googling great!
3 posted on 04/25/2002 3:09:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Simply unbelievable. Wonder when the lamestream media picks up on this...NOT!
4 posted on 04/25/2002 3:11:13 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: Stand Watch Listen
At least I now know Cynthia does spread her legs for muslims.
5 posted on 04/25/2002 3:30:18 PM PDT by What Is Ain't
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To: What Is Ain't
If you really want to get sick find out who supported the KLA and got thousands of dollers from same kla. Then went on the house floor and begged to kill the serbs. Their was one really socalled conservative mag Hint kristol is involved with the mag did the same.
6 posted on 04/25/2002 4:44:24 PM PDT by cksharks
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To: Ann Archy;archy;OKCSubmariner;aristeides;Fred Mertz;mewzilla;backhoe;Wallaby;uncle bill;
Thank you Ann Archy!

Why is this man still in America?

How do we know he didnt spread anthrax in the White House?

His college training is in ........medicine!!!!

7 posted on 04/25/2002 6:34:40 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo;all

The McKinney Files....

And where is that dern other file?

USS Cole Bombing: Yemen Government and Aden Port Operators ...
... Cole was an inside job, who helped the terrorists get inside information and now
protects them? Yemen President Saleh? Clinton and Gore? Mahfouz & Al-Amoudi ...

Four New Arrests in Yemen in USS Cole Investigation [Free ...
... of the Port.See this Al-Amoudi as the relative of Hillarys ... again, bring it back to
Cole, Yemen on the Blue ... and in the NWO Clinton Admin. are pushing for ...

... fame , represented one Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi, who headed the National ... themselves
on the USS Cole headed for the Persian Gulf,'' Clinton said. ...

IMPEACH GORE:Albright Covers up GORE Deal for Russian Nukes ...
... Al-Amoudi and the American Muslim Council and their ties to questionable campaign
contributions to CLinton/Gore and Arab terrorists. And my article "USS Cole ...

WAR on the WHISTLE-BLOWERS [Free Republic]
... To: Bill Clinton. The picture above says it all ... I made about the Cole. Did any of
you ... represented one Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi, who headed the National ...

49%   CLINTON'S ROGUES GALLERY:  (open window)   

35%   Oil & Energy  (open window)   

McKinney's challenger, Denise Majette, is head & shoulders above her, to judge by her position papers- excerpts of which are in that first link.

8 posted on 04/26/2002 2:12:19 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Way to go,backhoe!
9 posted on 04/26/2002 4:15:06 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
Well, thanks- it still astounds me how much info you can pull up, so easily and quickly, using the web.

I just hope talk radio keeps pounding on this long enough to do some good.

10 posted on 04/26/2002 4:35:24 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe;cgk;Betty Jo;What Is Ain't;cksharks;Ann Archy;archy;OKCSubmariner;aristeides;Fred Mertz...
cross referencing...
Cynthia McKinney's "Black Tuesday"
Source:; posted: May 20, 2002

11 posted on 05/20/2002 11:55:34 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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12 posted on 05/20/2002 12:01:30 PM PDT by Benson_Carter
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The following whiney article details the raids of the Success Foundation and Marjac Investments, linked to 9/11 McKinney contributors Mohamed Omeish, Yaqub Mirza and Jamal Barzinji:

"Operation Green Quest" Singles Out Muslims

13 posted on 05/20/2002 12:21:19 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead
Thanks for the link...appreciate it. You're is a whiney article.
14 posted on 05/20/2002 12:46:24 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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