Skip to comments.Ten Years After Empire State Terror Attack, the Truth Comes Out
Posted on 02/18/2007 9:42:28 AM PST by faq
In February 1997, Palestinian English teacher Ali Abu Kamal went to the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, pulled out a gun, and opened fire, killing one person and wounding six others before killing himself. Even though he carried letters ranting about the US and Israel, the media heavily promoted the story that he was despondent and suicidal after a financial loss.
Today the killers daughterwho works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)admitted that this story was a complete fraud. She wants the world to know that her father was martyred for patriotic motivations.
And the family was directly instructed to lie about it by the Palestinian Authority: Killers daughter admits it was political.
GAZA CITY - Ali Abu Kamals relatives say they are tired of lying about why the Palestinian opened fire on the observation deck of Empire State Building, killing a tourist and injuring six other people before committing suicide.
Kamals widow insisted after the shooting spree that the attack was not politically motivated. She said that her husband had become suicidal after losing $300,000 in a business venture.
But in a stunning admission, Kamals 48-year-old daughter Linda told the Daily News that her dad wanted to punish the U.S. for supporting Israel - and revealed her moms 1997 account was a cover story crafted by the Palestinian Authority.
A Palestinian Authority official advised us to say the attack was not for political reasons because that would harm the peace agreement with Israel, she told The News on Friday. We didnt know that he was martyred for patriotic motivations, so we repeated what we were told to do.
But three days after the shootings, Kamals family got a copy of a letter that was found on his body, they said. The letter said he planned the violence as a political statement, his daughter said. When we wanted to clarify that to the media, nobody listened to us, she said. His goal was patriotic. He wanted to take revenge from the Americans, the British, the French and the Israelis.
She said the family became certain that he carried out the attack for political reasons after reading his diary. He wrote that after he raised his children and made sure that his family was all right he decided to avenge in the highest building in America to make sure they get his message, said Linda, who works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
She said her mom burned the diary, fearing that it would cause the family trouble.
So when will the truth come out about the murders at Trolly Square in SLC? We're to believe this killer was a "good kid" after all.
In the aftermath of the last incident on that list, Giuliani stood up and used the attack not to call for Americans to protect themselves from this kind of crap, but to promote his anti-gun agenda.
'Tough on terrorism,' my @ss."
Worth repeating.... Thank you.
The unorganized militia was the only force that took down a plane to end a terrorist threat on 9-11. The unorganized militia took down the DC Sniper. It is the unorganized militia that is most capable of suppressing illegal immigration and exposing domestic terror cells. Rudy wants to deball it.
Mayor's WINS Address
Sunday, March 2, 1997
Good morning. It has been a week since the terrible tragedy that happened last Sunday at the Empire State Building. And even as we grieve for the families and our hearts and prayers go out to them, perhaps we can use this senseless tragedy to re-energize the fight for gun control. A man came to this country from Gaza City on December 24th of last year. Ali Hassan Abu Kamal first arrived in New York and then traveled by plane to Melbourne, Florida, where he checked into a motel.
If this man had wanted to get a driver's license in the state of Florida, he would have had to have gone through some necessary and sensible requirements.
In Florida, you have to take a written test and a driving test to show you understand the rules of safety and the rules of the road. You have to take an eye exam, and your background is checked to see that you don't have a record of being a dangerous driver.
But he didn't want a driver's license, he wanted a gun. And he wanted a gun that could slaughter human beings quickly -- namely, a semi-automatic weapon. And it's much easier to get a license to buy a gun, even a semi-automatic weapon in Florida, than it is to get a driver's license.
All he needed was a registration card that he received by establishing residency at a cheap motel on the same day that he bought the gun. He then bought a .380 Beretta at gun store called The Oaks Trading Post.
This is the same gun store that sold the mass murderer William Cruse a semi-automatic weapon in 1987 that he used to kill six people, including two police officers in Florida.
If Mr. Abu Kamal would have tried to buy a gun in New York, he would not have been able to do so. Because in New York our gun control laws are much stricter and more responsible than in Florida.
To purchase a gun in the State of New York you have to give your full name, your date of birth, your residence, your occupation. You have to prove that you're a United States citizen, you have to show you are of good character, competency and integrity. And you have to demonstrate a real need for the weapon.
And thanks in part to our stricter gun control laws, crime is down dramatically in New York City. Shootings are down over 50 percent. Murder is down over 50 percent. But the fact is that 90 percent of the guns we take out of the hands of criminals in New York City come from out of the State of New York.
We need a federal law that bans all assault weapons, and if in fact you do need a handgun you should be subjected to at least the same restrictions -- and really stronger ones -- that exist for driving an automobile.
The United States Congress needs to pass uniform licensing for everyone carrying a gun. Congress must do more to prevent a tragedy like the one that happened at the Empire State Building from ever happening again.
From Gracie Mansion, this is Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
"Is that who you want to give guns to?"
Doesn't matter. These people WILL get their weapons one way or another. Politicians like Rudy just get off on disarming the rest of us. They can't help but KNOW the truth, yet they utterly and callously disregard the truth in their zeal to have a disarmed and compliant nation of sheeples. That is why I will NEVER vote for a McGiuliRomney.
Ha! What a dope. The highest building in America is the Chicago Sears Tower. It was then and still is now. No wonder these S**t for brains losers are so easliy convinced to "martyr" themselves after committing heinous acts of murder.
ONLY a jack-booted-thug (a northeastern-corridor "LAWR"-enforcement storm trooper or gun-grabbing lawyer/bureaucrat) would think that the word "regulated", as it was written in the 2nd Amendment (and other papers/arguments of the time) means that the GOVERNMENT should create laws, issue edicts, or produce mandates to CONTROL how we practice our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS.
In the context of the times, the ORIGINAL meaning of our Founding Fathers, where the 2nd Amendment is concerned, is, in short (from guncite.com):
"to put in good order" is the correct interpretation of well regulated, signifying a well disciplined, trained, and functioning militia.
The "militia" of course, is NOT only the National Guard, as the anti-gun, anti-2A liberals want us to believe, but essentially, all law-abiding, INDIVIDUAL American citizens.
I can see a President rudy (I just threw up in my throat a bit) after a rare, but terrible tragedy involving the misuse of a firearm, using his executive powers and his Treasury Secretary (in much the way clinton did), to make entire CLASSES of firearms illegal, except for those willing to pay big bucks and jump through government hoops under the NFA (National Firearms Act).
Additionally, I can see RINO-rudy using any and all methods, beyond the tactics clinton used, to further erode our 2A rights. It's in his blood.
I don't trust him with our 2nd Amendment rights, and for that reason, and MANY others, he should NOT be allowed to be elevated to the highest office in the land.
If you think about it, RINO-rudy has vigorously pushed more gun-control on MANY occasions.
Even hillary hasn't done that!
A difference of opinion, then.
I take her at her word.
Whether it is the absolue truth and a fact, or whether she is simply playing the mindless muslim propaganda card, makes no never mind to me.
I take it at face value.
You are so right. Stinkin RINO and their crazy gun views. Guns for everyone should be as easy to get as candy bars.
Real Republicans would be at the airports greeting foreigners, particularly Moslem, particularly "Palestinians", with 20% off coupons to buy a gun at NO RINO'S GUN SHOP. It would generate damn good business.
An even smarter real Republican, from the ANGRY FOREIGNERS ARE ARMED SHOULDN'T YOU BE TOO GUN SHOP, will at the same time be at the airport to greet Americans with a 5% off coupon and a warning that Hamid just got off the plane from the Mideast and he is pissed and armed.
Real Republicans can go to the electorate with the campaign slogan: "Vote Republican. We'll be there to shoot the guy who shot you and you family."
I didn't have the docs to prove what my memory of this event was, but now it's out there for all to see.
Keep up the good fight against this, and all other liberal RINOs that are trying to HIJACK the Republican party.
He was a POS loser who rationally chose to murder random Americans at an iconic venue in a religious rite (liturgy?). The purpose - a priapistic, adolescent desire for sexual gratification as promised by the Great Pedophile (P*ssBUH).
Yes, Linda Abu Kamal, your dad was a real patriot. /s
It isn't international terror...it isn't Al Qaeda...it's Iran or Syria....or even Hezbollah...
it's Rudy Giuliani who wants to take your guns away...
it isn't a border that leaks like a sieve...it isn't a federal government that will not enforce border security allowing OTMs to cross into our country...it's Rudy Giuliani who wants to take your guns away...
We are headed down the sh*tter as a nation and we're worried about Rudy Giuliani supporting gun control in 1997.
The House of Representatives debates a non-binding resolution against the POTUS plan during a time of war, Republicans in the Senate manage to avoid such a debate and vote, but we've got our knickers in a bunch because Rudy is trying to take your guns away.
I am fast reaching the point of despair for my country.
Right out of the anti-gun-fanatic liberal demonRAT playbook, trying to compare DRIVING a CAR with a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT that is NOT supposed to be infringed.
Thanks for the post garv.
How bad do things have to get before a muzzie can get charged with a "hate" crime in the US?