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  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Sarah Palin arrives in Haiti as part of Rev. Franklin Graham's relief mission

    12/11/2010 1:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday. Whether or not the earthquake-ravaged nation will throw her a tea party remains unknown. The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential candidate is visiting Haiti as a part of Rev. Franklin Graham's charity mission.</p>
  • ELCA Vice President Addresses Dissatisfaction with Assembly Decisions

    10/26/2009 2:04:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies · 750+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 26 October AD 2009 | Staff
    ELCA Vice President Addresses Dissatisfaction with Assembly Decisions 09-236-FI CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Carlos Peña, vice president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), wrote an Oct. 23 letter to the church's 4.6 million members, asking them to consider actions of the ELCA's 2009 Churchwide Assembly "as a catalyst to further strengthen our church and our relationships with each other." Peña related his experiences of devastation after Hurricane Ike struck his hometown of Galveston, Texas, in September 2008. "One year later, I can see the benefits of this experience," he wrote. "Galveston is coming back stronger than before and welcoming...
  • Feds Investigating Connecticut Businessman In Terror Case [Maswood]

    08/21/2004 8:09:36 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 7 replies · 610+ views
    NBC-30, Waterbury, CT ^ | August 12, 2004 | NBC-30 + AP
    CROMWELL, Conn. -- A Connecticut nuclear engineer is under investigation in a federal terrorism probe, but denies allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site and said he's being targeted because he is Muslim. Syed R. Maswood, 41, confirmed that he is the unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism. Federal agents raided Maswood's home March 17, seizing computer equipment and financial records, he said. Investigators discovered his e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to terrorists, according to the...
  • The Cradle of Black Capitalism

    02/12/2009 5:10:49 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 23 October 2006 | Richard Williams
    "Born into slavery in Habersham, Georgia on October 20th, 1849, William Washington Browne would one day become one of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs in America. Though relatively unknown, his Christian legacy lives on today in what should be known as “The Cradle of Black Capitalism” – ironically, in the old Confederate Capitol of Richmond, Virginia. . ."
  • So many benevolent Jews lose big money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti Jewish bigots applause

    12/26/2008 7:54:36 AM PST · by PRePublic · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
     So many benevolent Jews lose big money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti Jewish bigots applause   So many benevolent Jews lose so much money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti Jewish bigots applause. Worth mentioning --at this juncture-- the unknown fact that 'most donations by Jews go to non-Jewish causes.' The again, what is classic garbage of anti-Semitism if not picking one 'bad' Jew and omitting all 'good' Jews? The very first self proclaimed "writer" to dance the evil dance was no other than the already infamous Nazi: HERR Jöran Jerma, that has adapted (among a list of...
  • Treasury Department Blocks Assets of Men Accused of Supporting Al-Qaida

    12/21/2004 3:30:43 PM PST · by Nick Danger · 6 replies · 756+ views
    Associated Press | December 21, 2004 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration moved Tuesday to block the assets of two Saudi men accused of providing support to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network, Adel Batterjee and Saad al-Faqih. Batterjee was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a a global terrorist group. Al-Faqih has maintained associations with the al-Qaida network since the mid-1990s, the Treasury Department alleged. The agency submitted the two names to the United Nations for possible inclusion in its list of terrorist financiers. If the names are included, member countries would also have...
  • US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh Kamel ~ Judge Richard Conway Casey dismissing......

    12/19/2006 10:37:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 3,154+ views ^ | 18 December 2006 | Barbara Ferguson, Arab News
    Monday, 18, December, 2006 (28, Dhul Qa`dah, 1427)   Mail Article   |     Print Article   |     Comment on Article   US Court Throws Out Case Against Saleh KamelBarbara Ferguson, Arab News   Saleh Kamel   WASHINGTON, 18 December 2006 — A significant decision by a New York judge last Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Saleh Kamel and Albaraka Investment Bank.The accusations alleged they had been involved in support of the Al-Qaeda group suspected of backing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Khaled Al-Nahdi, assistant to CEO of Dallah Albaraka Group, said in a statement on Friday that Judge Richard Conway Casey, of the Federal...
  • The IL General Assembly: terrorist aides

    01/01/2004 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kuksool · 10 replies · 1,984+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | December 31, 2003 | JILL STANEK
    Revelations in the Peoria Journal Star earlier this week that the Peoria/Champaign area is one of seven in the United States on a terrorist “circuit” were frightening. “Terrorists enter the United States in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then move to Phoenix, then Denver," reported Phil Luciano of the PJS. "From there some head to Peoria and Champaign. Some terrorists remain in those communities, while others head on to New York City" (emphasis added). Luciano was provided this information by Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, who received it at a recent FBI conference held in Springfield. Names of larger cities...
  • American Generosity

    05/13/2006 5:24:09 AM PDT · by mathprof · 3 replies · 547+ views
    When the U.N.'s Jan Egeland called the U.S. "stingy" with foreign aid a couple of years back, he was playing to a stereotype promoted by those who want governments to redistribute global incomes. He was also wrong, and now we have the data to prove it. The Hudson Institute recently released the 2006 Index of Global Philanthropy, the first comprehensive report on international aid by private institutions and individuals in the U.S. The index shows that millions of Americans give to the world's poor at a rate that is anything but "stingy." Voluntary giving by Americans dwarfs government aid the...
  • Mounties arrest Abdullah Khadr

    12/18/2005 6:27:25 AM PST · by fanfan · 34 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 17, 2005. 10:46 PM | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Abdullah Khadr, the eldest son of a reputed Canadian Al Qaeda financier, was arrested by the RCMP yesterday on terrorism-related charges at the request of American authorities. The 25-year-old Canadian recently returned from Pakistan where he was held for 14 months without charge. He was arrested last night after agreeing to meet an RCMP officer at a McDonald's near his Scarborough apartment, his relatives said last night. His mother, Maha Elsamnah tried to intervene in the arrest and was also taken into custody, but later released without charges. Khadr's brother, 22-year-old Abdurahman was also at the fast food restaurant and...
  • Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven'

    04/23/2003 3:26:32 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 696+ views
    Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven' 23 April 2003 AMSTERDAM — A director of the Islamic foundation Al Waqf al Islami in Eindhoven, Ahmad Al Hussaini, is included in a list of 20 Saudi Arabian business leaders alleged to have provided financial support to the Al Qaeda terror network. A prominent Al Qaeda member drew up the list, according to US firm JCB Consulting, which is investigating the financing of Osama bin Laden's network on behalf of 600 families of the September 11 terrorist attack victims. JCB spokesman Damien Martinez told Dutch current affairs television programme Nova on Tuesday night...
  • State Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Hear 2 Reporters' Case

    05/28/2005 3:43:05 AM PDT · by infocats · 19 replies · 524+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | Adam Liptak
    Two reporters facing up to 18 months in jail for refusing to testify about their sources gained some unlikely allies yesterday. The attorneys general of 34 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine. The brief urged the court to hear the reporters' case and argued that the absence of federal protection for journalists and their sources undermined the laws of the 49 states that do offer protection.
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status. Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families

    12/01/2003 10:24:50 PM PST · by tubavil · 5 replies · 1,182+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/1/2003 | Stewart Bell
    Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status Tax violation: Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families Stewart Bell National Post Monday, December 01, 2003 TORONTO - Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of the Canadian branch of a Saudi organization that has faced longstanding allegations of ties to terrorism. A notice in the government publication Canada Gazette said the Muslim World League (MWL) is one of several charities that "have not met the filing requirements of the Income Tax Act." The revocation came into effect on Nov. 15, but the organization, dedicated to promoting Islam, was still calling itself...
  • Waves of destruction wash away belief in God's benevolence

    12/31/2004 4:29:45 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 123 replies · 2,345+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 12/30/04 | Edward Spence
    Compassion is the best response when humanity faces the problem of evil, writes Edward Spence."Why did you do this to us, God? What did we do to upset you?" asked a woman in India this week, a heart-wrenching question asked in common these past few days by Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Christians. Nothing could have prepared us for what happened when the tsunami unleashed its terror. So we seek answers where answers are hard to come by, in either secular or sacred realms. Traditionally, the Judeo-Christian God, considered the most supreme and perfect being in the universe, has been ascribed...
  • Wedding gift: Couple requests prepaid calling cards — for soldiers in Iraq

    11/07/2004 10:02:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 717+ views
    OregonLive / AP ^ | November 7, 2004
    NewsFlash Home | More Washington State News   Couple requests prepaid calling cards — for soldiers in Iraq 11/7/2004, 3:28 p.m. PT The Associated Press     PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Local newlyweds made an unusual wedding-gift request: They wanted prepaid international telephone calling cards.Tony Clayton and Jeana Johnson-Clayton are sending the nearly 60 cards they received to U.S. military personnel in Iraq, so the troops can call home during the holidays.The bride's son, Chris Johnson, is serving in the Marine Corps and will be deployed early next year, she said."We thought about our friends who have sons...
  • U.S. alleges tie between Muslim charity, bin Laden; man accused of trying to obtain uranium

    01/30/2003 7:30:37 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 521+ views ^ | 1/30/03 - 9:41 am | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors accused a Syrian-born American of once leading a Muslim charity that the Treasury Department calls a terrorist group, and said he tried to help Osama bin Laden get a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>The government said Mohamed Loay Bayazid was president of the suburban Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation in 1994, about the same time he is accused of trying to get uranium for al-Qaida.</p>
  • Private hospitals in Iraq offer free surgery

    07/29/2004 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 324+ views
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2004 | IRIN
    BAGHDAD: As Iraq's public health system struggles to provide good medical care, some private hospitals are doing free surgery for patients who need it. One such patient was a teenage girl with an umbilical hernia, Intesar Kamil, the doctor who operated on her said. The hernia was so painful, the girl could hardly walk when her family brought her to the Dijla Hospital in Adamiyah, in western Baghdad, Kamil said. While a hernia operation is considered to be relatively easy, it costs about US $200 to perform in Iraq and the family couldn't afford it. "Many people cannot afford even...
  • Feds arrest man linked to 'dirty bomb' suspect

    06/15/2002 1:22:08 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 6 replies · 325+ views
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2002 | Mark Potter
    <p>MIAMI (CNN) -- Federal officials in Miami told CNN Saturday they had arrested a south Florida Muslim activist with ties to "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.</p> <p>Adham Amin Hassoun was arrested during a Wednesday night traffic stop by members of South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela and Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Rodney Germain.</p>
  • Applying MacArthurism to the War on Terror

    09/16/2003 9:04:25 PM PDT · by Tango Whiskey Papa · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, September 16, 2003 | Kenneth Silber
    <p>Gen. Douglas MacArthur (search) (1880-1964) was one of the greatest -- and arguably the greatest -- military leaders ever produced by the United States.</p> <p>He graduated first in his West Point class of 1903, rose to the rank of brigadier general in World War I, and served as Army chief of staff in the 1930s. During World War II, he was the top commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific (search), masterminding the liberation of the Philippines (search) and the island-leaping strategy that outmaneuvered Japanese forces. He became a five-star general, the highest rank in the U.S. army (and one not held by anyone alive today).</p>
  • Rich Saudi family accused of funding terrorism from the Netherlands

    08/22/2003 7:13:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 312+ views
    AMSTERDAM - A Saudi family of bankers which have been accused of financing islamic terrorism, seems to do a large portion of their funding from the Netherlands. The family owns an investment company in Amsterdam, which has funded 'islamic investments' for well over a billion dollars. The firm is known as Al Rajhi Investment Corporation bv, located in the Drentestraat in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert. The firm is owned by the Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, one of the biggest financial institutions of Saudi Arabia. In annual reports of the Dutch branch there are huge investments, described as 'loans' to 'international organizations'...
  • MSA Figure Seized By FBI

    05/29/2003 12:01:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 659+ views ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Paul Barrett
    <p>In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Sami Omar al-Hussayen led fellow Muslims as they joined an emotion-charged candlelight march remembering the dead. The Saudi graduate student in computer science at the University of Idaho helped organize a blood drive for victims. He issued a press release on behalf of the Muslim Students Association, stating that the small town of Moscow's Muslims "condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious acts of terrorism against innocent citizens."</p>
  • Khadr tied to al-Qaeda as far back as 1988

    02/01/2003 4:50:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 2,646+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 01 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canada bankrolled man's aid agency during that time U.S. authorities have tied a Canadian aid worker to the al-Qaeda terrorist network as far back as 1988, almost a decade before the Canadian government cut off funding to his Ottawa-based Muslim charity. Evidence unsealed by a U.S. judge in Chicago shows Ahmed Said Khadr had dealings with senior al-Qaeda leaders while being financed by the Canadian International Development Agency. Although CIDA stopped giving aid money to Mr. Khadr in 1997 after he was arrested for allegedly bombing an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, the documents allege he was working with al-Qaeda long...
  • Switzerland outlaws three organisations over terrorist funding

    12/16/2002 1:52:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 170+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | December 16 2002
    Switzerland has added three organisations, including the Islamic charity, Benevolence International Foundation, to its list of suspected supporters of terrorism. The economics ministry said it imposed financial sanctions and travel restrictions on the groups, in line with United Nations regulations. Meanwhile, the Swiss Federal Court has approved a request for legal assistance from the United States which accuses Benevolence International of funding the al-Qaeda network. The case involves the transfer of $1.4 million (SFr2 million) from a Swiss bank to the Foundation in Chicago. However, the banking documents remain blocked in Switzerland for the time being, pending a decision by...
  • UK: Brown freezes assets of bin laden fund-raiser (helping him to build a nuclear bomb!)

    11/19/2002 2:16:55 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 298+ views
    Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, has acted to freeze the assets of an organisation suspected of raising funds to help Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'eda terror network build a nuclear bomb. Financial institutions were ordered to freeze funds belonging to the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) at midnight. BIF's chief executive Enaam Araout was recently indicted in the USA for operating it as a racketeering enterprise and providing material support to organisations including al-Qa'eda. "Strong evidence" existed to link BIF with al-Qa'eda and bin Laden, said the Treasury. This includes personal contacts between senior BIF officials and al-Qa'eda operatives involved in the 1998...
  • Head of U.S. Muslim Charity Indicted

    10/09/2002 1:49:03 PM PDT · by bob808 · 20 replies · 322+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Oct 9, 2002
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal officials on Wednesday announced the indictment of the head of a U.S. Muslim charity, charging he used donations to fund terrorism around the world. Syrian-born Enaam Arnaout, who has been in custody since last April, engaged in a "multinational criminal enterprise that for a decade used charitable contributions of innocent Americans -- Muslims, non-Muslims and corporations alike -- to support al Qaeda" as well as turmoil in Chechnya and "armed violence in Bosnia," the Justice Department said. The indictment, announced by Attorney General John Ashcroft at a Chicago news conference, largely repeated charges made against Arnaout...
  • MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why

    06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 1,557+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 06/10/2002 | David E. Kaplan
    Fifteen thousand feet high in Kashmir and armed with a Kalashnikov–that was not how friends thought Jibreel al-Amreekee would end up. All of 19, the restless kid from Atlanta had grown up in a wealthy family attending Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home pulpit of Martin Luther King Jr. A soft-spoken youth with long dreadlocks, al-Amreekee had a passion for sky diving and reading books on the world's religions. One religion that drew his interest was Islam, and while he was at North Carolina Central University, that interest grew into a calling. By 1997, he had converted and was spending his...
  • U.S. gets OK to pursue trial of Islamic charity

    05/14/2002 7:06:07 AM PDT · by vance · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2002 | Laurie Cohen and Stephen Franklin
    U.S. gets OK to pursue trial of Islamic charity By Laurie Cohen and Stephen Franklin The government won a first round Monday in its terrorism-related criminal case against a Chicago-area Islamic charity and its leader, who has been in jail for two weeks on perjury charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian Levin ruled that federal prosecutors could proceed with their case against Benevolence International Foundation of Palos Hills and Enaam Arnaout because they had presented compelling evidence that the charity funded Muslim rebels in the separatist Russian region of Chechnya. Levin said the evidence is at odds with Arnaout's sworn statements...
  • U.S. Links Charity to Chechen Rebels (and bin Laden)

    05/18/2002 3:06:01 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | May. 17, 2002 | Nabi Abdullaev
    U.S. Links Charity to Chechen RebelsBy Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer The head of a U.S.-based Islamic charity who is suspected of having ties to Osama bin Laden is in jail facing a grand jury investigation after the FBI showed he had lied about his support for Chechen rebels. Federal officials accused Enaam Arnaout, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen, and his Benevolence International Foundation of perjury last month for claiming they did not provide support to "people or organizations known to engage in violence, terrorist activities or military operations of any nature." Arnaout, 39, was arrested April 30. He had been under...

    05/03/2002 1:31:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 599+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/03/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>May 3, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - An Islamic charity accused of helping Osama bin Laden has raised thousands of dollars from unsuspecting U.S. companies and their employees through a tax-exempt federal program, The Post has learned.</p> <p>A newsletter of the Benevolence International Foundation boasted that some Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, PepsiCo, Compaq, Nokia and American Express, donated to the Illinois-based charity through matching contributions from some of their employees.</p>