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How a terrorist enterprise was created, maintained from the safety of the United States
Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 25, 2003 | Steven Emerson

Posted on 02/25/2003 5:02:43 AM PST by Alouette

The indictment of the Islamic Jihad terrorist leadership operating out of the United States since 1984 was unprecedented in scope and magnitude. With 50 counts (166 pages), it revealed in fascinating detail the internal conversations, discussions, planning and covert financing of one of the most murderous terrorist enterprises in the world. It uncovered a world we never get to see: how a terrorist enterprise was created, maintained, financed, and coordinated from the safety of the United States.

From issuing communiques on behalf of suicide operations to arguing how their monies were being spent by factions in the Islamic Jihad, the indictment - spanning 19 years - shows a key to Islamic terrorists' success in planting themselves in the heart of the West: the ability to deceive the public, media and government in portraying themselves as part of America's pluralist ethnic mosaic.

Islamic Jihad has been officially headquartered in Damascus, Syria, but the indictment makes clear that its CEO was a professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Sami Al-Arian - who ran the terror apparatus under the guise of externally operating three seemingly innocent entities: a Muslim academic institute, a Palestinian humanitarian-aid group and an Islamic religious center. As yesterday's evidence makes staggeringly clear, Al-Arian & Co. used these entities as a perfect cover to operate a violent terrorist group that has killed more than 100 civilians, including two Americans.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: alarian; emerson; jihad; sleepers; terrorism

1 posted on 02/25/2003 5:02:43 AM PST by Alouette
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To: Alouette
B-bb-b-uu-u-utt-ttt ... as NYC WABC Radio's Richard Bey has recently said "Steve Emerson has an agenda!"

Yep ... Steve wants to take out the murderers. That's the agenda. Pretty damn good agenda, that.

2 posted on 02/25/2003 5:17:45 AM PST by bvw
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
3 posted on 02/25/2003 5:20:36 AM PST by SJackson
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To: Alouette
al-Arian & his co-conspirators' arrest is a vindication of Steve Emerson. He nails it right on the head with these pararaphs:

Virtually every national Islamic "civil rights" group - created with the same guile that fostered the success of Al-Arian's organization - responded by claiming that we were "attacking Islam" and that we were stereotyping all Muslims. That pattern of obeisance to terrorism was repeated yesterday following issuance of the indictment.

Hiding under the patina of promoting Arab and Muslim rights, these groups gathered impressive supporters in the media, Congress and intelligentsia who jumped on to the "Al-Arian is the victim" refrain, further emboldening him to literally get away with murder.

The list of scoundrels who assiduously and systematically protected Al-Arian's terrorist enterprise included then-Rep. David Bonior, Martin Merzer of the Miami Herald, The St. Petersburg Times' Sue Aschoff and countless others.

4 posted on 02/25/2003 5:25:26 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: Alouette
Score one for Steve Emerson. It's graet to see that rat with his phoney smile behind bars. He was the clever one. THe quiet one who didn't rant and rave. He just plotted in private with the cover of being a tenured professor.

Even now nit-wit university profs are standing behind Al-Arian since they see this as an attack on tenure and academic freedom. What dolts. Talk about tunnel vision. Their efforts will blow up in their faces.
5 posted on 02/25/2003 5:30:25 AM PST by dennisw (
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To: Alouette
There is another new thread on this newly indicted Islamofacist Professor, (Look at the Spin the Muslims Put on Al-Arian, link)
6 posted on 02/25/2003 5:59:22 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: bvw
From the article:

In the end, Al-Arian succeeded in his deception via the same exact formula that constrained the FBI - deterred by the fear of being accused of "racial profiling" - from investigating Islamic militants training in U.S. flight academies in the months before 9/11. This formula lies at the heart of Western vulnerability to terrorist groups implanted in our midst. Al Qaeda and Hamas used it in setting up Islamic "civil rights" groups and charities throughout the '90s - designed to tar with the broad epithet of "racism" anyone who would have exposed their secret terrorist connection.

Emerson has it exactly right.

(PS--emphasis is mine)

7 posted on 02/25/2003 6:01:29 AM PST by MizSterious
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To: MizSterious
This is the old technique:
[The MURDERERS] succeeded in deception via the same exact formula that constrained the FBI - deterred by the fear of being accused of "racial profiling" -
Face it, its oudated, getting less and less traction. The new technique that every Wahab Son of Allah and Scrouge of Zion must use is to harass the pig monkeys by claiming
"The White House! Speak not against it! You scum traitors -- do NOT questions the motives of you President! HE know mores than your and he NEVER EVER EVER WRONG!

If your Lord Bush's White House invite in murdering assassins and pay off friendly states of Wahabbi and Anti-Zion Imams -- IS NOT TO BE QUESTIONED by you traitorous dog pig monkey scum.

Go backs to DU, you vile treachorous fifth column traitors!"

Just so's y'all know.
8 posted on 02/25/2003 7:12:34 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw
"Steve Emerson has an agenda!"
OMG!!! Not an AGENDA! Well if that's the case I'm not going to pay any attention to him.
9 posted on 02/25/2003 7:45:19 AM PST by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: Valin
Not only that, it's a latent agenda.
(That's sarcasm, folks.)
10 posted on 02/25/2003 7:48:33 AM PST by bvw
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