Archive for July, 2006

Yes - It IS Terrorism

“Any crime of violence done to avenge a political grievance is an act of terrorism. Haq’s murder of at least one employee of the Jewish Federation is an act of terrorism. What the public needs to know is the likelihood of other such acts being committed by similarly situated individuals.”–Hugh Hewitt

31 July 2006: Sometimes, it’s all about perspective as facts are presented to the public. In an excellent article titled “A History of Mental Illness”: MSM and The Investigation of Domestic Terrorists, Hugh Hewitt provides an accurate perspecitve of domestic terrorism as it applies to various “lone wolf” occurances. This is a must read.

Excerpted: So in less than two months we have 25 arrests of terrorists intent on killing in the US, only one of whom succeeded, but the successful one is described by the home town paper as “having a history of mental illness” and the others have dropped off the list of MSM-approved topics for coverage. LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE.

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Chavez Visits Iran, Bestowed Iran’s Highest Honor

30 July 2006: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tehran on Saturday for his fifth visit to the Islamic republic since coming to power in 1999. Upon his arrival, Chavez met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and later met with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Chavez said he was pleased with the current economic cooperation between Venezuela and Iran, and stressed their unity in opposing U.S. “imperialism.”

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During his visit, Iran also awarded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that country’s highest medal of honor for his support for Iran’s nuclear program.

The medal was given to President Chavez in Tehran University for his support for Iran’s stance on its nuclear case at international circles, especially Venezuela’s vote against an anti-Iranian resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Venezuela opposed an IAEA decision to report Iran’s nuclear case to the UN Security Council in February.

“He (Chavez) is the one who has stood against imperialism for years and has defended the interests of his and other Latin American countries.” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the state television.
“We can defeat imperialism only when we are united, and we will be defeated if we are separated. And this is something proved in history,” said Chavez.

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Muslim “Terrorist” Shooting Spree at Seattle Jewish Center: “Angry at Israel”

One Killed, Several Wounded in Attack by “Muslim” Demanding the removal of U.S. Weapons from Israel

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

*”At very least, this is a hate crime against the Jews. At worst, this is… these will be the first shots fired in the war in North America.” –Lt. [Name Withheld by request,], Seattle, WA.

29 July 2006: 3:45 a.m. ET Update: “I Hate Israel” said alleged murder suspect Naveed Afzal HAQ, 30, pictured above, to a member of the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force after his arrest. The task force is assisting in the investigation of Friday’s shooting spree. According to official law enforcement sources, HAQ forced his way into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2031 Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Armed with a semiautomatic 9-mm handgun, HAQ shot one receptionist, then ordered her to dial 911. He then took the phone from her and told the police that it was a hostage situation and he wanted us to get our weapons out of Israel, according to a combination of witness and police accounts.Federation employee Marla Meislin-Dietrich said security videotapes show HAQ shoving his way past another employee who had just entered a pass code to open a security door. “He was armed and he pushed his way in,” she said. According to various sournces on the scene, HAQ shouted “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” then and began to fire randomly at the center’s employees.

According to a spokesman for Harborview Medical Center that is treating the victims, all were women ranging in age from their early 20s to 40s. Three were in critical condition and underwent surgery Friday evening. One woman, age 43, was shot in the abdomen, according to Seattle Fire Department medics. Another was 17 weeks pregnant. One woman was fatally shot at the scene.

Until a few weeks ago, HAQ lived in an apartment at 2924 Nassau Street, Everett Washington. According to another tenant of the apartment building, he abruptly left after telling the landlord that he intended to travel to Pakistan. HAQ had a recent run-in with the law. He is awaiting trial in Benton County, Washington for allegedly exposing himself in a public place in Kennewick. The case was scheduled for trial in Benton County District Court on Thursday, but was postponed. If convicted of those charges, HAQ could receive up to a year in prison.

Haq’s father, Mian A. HAQ, is a founding member of the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington. His parents moved to Pasco in 2004 after living in Richland for well over ten years.

According to an investigation conducted by the Northeast Intelligence Network, HAQ might have connections to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and might have attended college in Pennsylvania sometime between 1998 and 2003. Additionally, our law enforcement sources are maintaining that HAQ was reportedly in possession of a copy Qu’ran and possessed Arabic language terrorist documents.’ The shooting well planned, and HAQ might have conducted surveillance of this facility in the days before shooting.

Reproduction and redistribution is approved with proper attribution and link to www.HomelandSecurityUS.com

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*LAST UPDATE: 10:30 pm ET: (ALL UPDATES ARE FROM ON-SITE INVESTIGATIVE SOURCES):

*Single shooter, Islamic Male of possible Pakistani or Lebanese origin, angry at Israel for Middle-Eastern “Crisis;”

*Murder weapon: Appears to be 12 gauge shotgun;

*All victims are reportedly female, between ages of 19-35, three are reportedly in critical condition and are in surgery, while 2 others are listed in satisfactory condition. One of the latter group is reportedly 5 months pregnant and was shot in the arm. Doctors stated her prognosis and that of her unborn child is “good.”

*Shooter reportedly in possession of a copy Qu’ran;

*EXCLUSIVE from law enforcement sources: “Shooter reportedly in possession of Arabic language terrorist documents,’ shooting well planned, might have conducted surveillance of facility days before shooting. ‘The theory of an accomplice is being investigated.”

*Federal Profiler: “EXPECT MORE OF THIS…”

*“Jewish Institutions in North America put on Alert:” Jewish institutions across America and Canada have been put on heightened alert following reports that the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah is making plans to strike targets in North America.

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28 July 2006:Investigators from the Northeast Intelligence Network are working on the news story that at least five people were shot - one fatally - at 4:03 p.m. Pacific Time (7:03 PM ET) today at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2031 Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington. According to witnesses, a man appearing to be Middle Eastern - or having the physical charateristics of being Middle Eastern - said that he was upset about “what was going on in Israel” and began firing a weapon.

According to police spokesman Rich Pruitt, there was one shooter, who was apprehended without incident outside of the Jewish Federation Building.

We are receiving reports that the man has been verified to be a man of Pakistani origin; police are also looking closely at possible bobby-traps he might have set in his vehicle.

We will provide more information as our on-site investigative sources report on this incident.

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According to one of our police sources, the FBI has “temporarily claimed jurisdiction” over this shooting, over the protests of at least one police official. The police official is telling our sources that this is to “delay the identification of the perp, and the motive for the shooting.”

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Fear of Retaliation against Muslims NOT WARRANTED by Statistics

In 2004, the number of crimes AGAINST Jews were six-and-a-half times GREATER than those against Muslims, and the number of JEWISH VICTIMS were nearly EIGHT-(8) times GREATER than Muslim victims.

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

29 July 2006: Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, in tandem with the Seattle FBI office, promised to increase patrols and protection around the area mosques and Islamic centers in the event of potential retaliatory responses against those locations. Following the incident, Kerlikowske stated “We are also protecting mosques, because there is always the concern of retaliatory crime or retaliatory incident.”I would like to take this opportunity to reassure Chief Kerlikowske, the Muslims of the greater Seattle area, and society in general that their fears of retaliation are essentially unwarranted. Since the 9/11 attacks on America, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has consistently warned of increased hate crimes against Muslims, but the legitimacy of the statistics and incidents cited have been called into question after careful analysis. Regardless, the Northeast Intelligence Network has researched hate crimes in the U.S. against Muslims and Jews, using the latest statistics provided by the United States Department of Justice (2004).

According to United States Department of Justice Statistics, there were 7649 incidents of violence motivated by religious affiliation, accounting for 9528 victims (the high number is a consequence of multiple victims per incident). With regard to these statistics, a victim is considered a person, business, institution or society as a whole.

According to the DOJ report, crimes against Jews numbered 954 incidents which involved 1,586 victims. That same year, crimes against Muslims totaled 156, with 201 total victims.

In 2004, crimes against Jews were six and a half times greater than crimes against Muslims, and the number of Jewish victims were nearly 8 times greater than Muslim victims. To Chief Kerlikowske and the Seattle office of the FBI: based on those statistics and in consideration of yesterday’s events, don’t you think the extra vigilance and patrols should focus on Jewish synagogues, businesses, organizations, and events is a more reasonable use of law enforcement assets?

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Computers, Documents, Suspect’s Vehicle & Other Items Seized

Law Enforcement Source: Pre-Incident Computer Use Indicates Preparation & Planning

Items removed from suspect’s apartment & parent’s residence

Investigative report filed by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

$50 Million Bail
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Charged: Naveed Afzal HAQ, 30 undated photo on left; being booked in King County July 29, 2006 (right)

29 July 2006; UPDATED 11:30 p.m. ET: Initial efforts to describe the shooting at a Seattle Jewish Center as a random act of violence by a chemically imbalanced man without any association to organized Islam are beginning to fall apart. As initially reported by the Northeast Intelligence Network, the Muslim man who shot six women, one fatally, at a Jewish Center Friday afternoon appeared to have planned the shooting well before the incident.

The suspect, Naveed Afzal HAQ, 30, obtained the two handguns and spare ammunition he used in the shooting just days earlier, and reportedly used his computer and the Internet to identify his target and the area. According to a law enforcement source close to this investigation and speaking exclusively to this agency on the condition of anonymity, there also appears to be some evidence to suggest that the suspect conducted physical surveillance of the building prior to the shooting, although this source declined to be more specific to avoid compromising the case for the prosecution.Police report that shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, HAQ hid behind a potted plant in a Jewish charity’s foyer and forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl’s head. Once inside the center, HAQ began to randomly fire his weapons at the various women inside the building, killing one woman at the scene and wounding five others. The dead woman was identified as [b]Pam WAECHTER,[/b] 58, of Seattle.

Statement of Probable Cause

According to the statement of probable cause filed with the King County court, HAQ told a 911 dispatcher:

“These are Jews and I’m tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East.”

While talking with the 911 operators, he identified himself by name and said:

“This is a hostage situation and I wanted these Jews to get out…” During the same conversation, HAQ he told the dispatcher he wanted police to call the media and that he had a gun pointed at a woman’s head. He said he was acting alone and had not been drinking. Based on the information provided to the Northeast Intelligence Network, HAQ “sounded lucid and coherent” during the incident and well afterward, during the post-arrest interviews and interrogations.

HAQ was ordered held on $50 million bail today, pending formal charges of murder and attempted murder.

Family Ties to Islamic Center

The suspect’s father, Mian A. HAQ of Pascoe is a founding member of the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington. His parents moved to Pasco in 2004 after living in Richland for well over ten years.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Message Analysis: A Lesson in History is Needed

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

28 July 2006: Yesterday, Ayman al Zawahiri issued a videotape message threatening the Israelis and the West in retaliation for Israel’s military response to Hezbollah’s terrorist actions from Lebanon. One could almost hear a collective gasp from intelligence analysts and journalists about the implications of Al-Zawahiri’s message, especially since top al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden recently rattled his saber at the Shi’te Muslims in his last As Sahab sponsored message. Some even invoked the principal behind the old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” as something newly applicable to yesterday’s message by al-Zawahiri.

That reference is utter nonsense and demonstrates the dangerously pervasive lack of knowledge of recent history by a wide group of people, from private intelligence analysts to members of our own government – those in charge of waging, and hopefully winning, the war against the objectives of Islamic terrorists.

For those people interested in “the bottom line,” here it is: Iran has been a state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, both directly and by proxy, for about the last 30 years. The terrorism taking place in the Middle East by Hezbollah and Hamas, at the hands of the Palestinians, is largely being brought to you courtesy of Iran. The Sunnis and the Shi’ites, despite their ideological differences (albeit those differences could not be articulated by the former Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI), as well as the various Islamic terrorist organizations worldwide, have been operationally interactive in Islamic jihad against Israel and the West, essentially since their inception.

Tangible evidence, including the 1998 federal indictment and supporting documentation filed by the United States against Osama bin Laden, clearly shows that the Iranian backed terrorist group Hezbollah – a Shi’ite organization, and al Qaeda – a Sunni group, have had an ideological and operational relationship for well over the last ten years. Contained within the indictment is the claim that “al-Qaeda also forged alliances with the National Islamic Front in the Sudan and with the government of Iran and its associated terrorist group Hezbollah for the purpose of working together against their perceived common enemies in the West, particularly the United States.”

Apparently, too few have even bothered to READ the indictment against bin Laden. Also, according to unclassified U.S. intelligence reports, Imad Fayez MUGNIYAH (or MUGNIYEH), top Hezbollah terrorist chief, met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan in 1995, followed by a June, 1996, meeting between one of bin Laden’s senior aides and Mugniyeh during a meeting of terrorist leaders in Tehran hosted by Iran’s Ministry of Information and Security (MOIS). The intent] of those meetings was to coordinate an effective alliance against the United States and Israel. The most recent outcome and results of those meetings are currently being shown on the evening news.

Citing the above facts alone, any reasonably competent intelligence professional should be able to make a prima facie case that the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam have had an operational partnership with each other for at least the last decade.

We don’t need a microcosmic analysis of the message by al-Zawahiri to understand that Islamic jihad will continue until the objectives of Islamic fundamentalism are achieved. What we do need - quite desperately- is an immediate refresher course in history.

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Ayman al Zawahiri - “World Wide Jihad”

UPDATED: Subsequent to the release of the latest video taped message by al Qaeda #2 Ayman al Zawahiri, Northeast Intelligence Network investigators had conversations with several intelligence officials, each currently working in some capacity within the federal government. All but one of the officials had the same reaction to the video… Developing

Ayman al Zawahiri Mesage to be Released Soon

Terrorist Leader to comment on Lebanon, Gaza

27 July 2006: According to a flashing banner posted to an al Qaeda site used by al Qaeda terrorists and their al Qaeda mouthpiece, As Sahb Productions, a message from al Qaeda #2 leader referenced as “The Zionist-Crusader Aggression on Gaza and Lebanon” would appear soon, “God willing.”

If true, this will be message number 10 from Ayman al-Zawahri this year; top al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has issued five messages since the beginning of the year.

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UTMB Doctor charged in drive-by shooting

27 July 2006: A Dickinson man was recovering Wednesday from two gunshot wounds at a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital, where the man accused of shooting him practiced medicine.

Hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Reynolds-Sanchez said Dr. Wameeth Fadhli would not perform any clinical work while officials investigate the shooting of a 22-year-old bicyclist.

The younger man was riding his bicycle in the 3000 block of Avenue C just outside the city limits about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday when a green sport utility vehicle pulled alongside him, officials said

Witnesses told investigators the man was wearing what appeared to be surgical scrubs and was in the vehicle alone, said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle pulled what witnesses described as a pistol and fired “numerous” shots, Tuttoilmondo said. Two of the shots hit the bicyclist, once in the chest and once in the left shoulder.

Officials declined to release the victim’s name Wednesday because they have yet to speak to him. The man underwent surgery and was listed in guarded condition at the hospital in Galveston, Tuttoilmondo said.

Witnesses reportedly helped investigators track the vehicle. Deputies found a vehicle matching the description in front of a home in the 1900 block of O’Reilly Bend, according to agency reports.

Deputies found Fadhli there and took him into custody. Investigators had not found the gun that wounded the bicyclist as of Wednesday.

Fadhli, 33, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a possible prison term of two to 20 years, as well as a possible fine of up to $10,000.

Fadhli was in jail Wednesday under $250,000 bond.

He has no criminal history.

Assistant district attorney Xochitl Vandiver, who recommended the bond after conferring with investigators, said the amount was higher than usual for that charge because of concerns for community safety.

“At this point, this looks like it could have been just a random shooting, and that makes it a pretty scary crime,” she said.

Sheriff’s deputies said that as of Wednesday they had found no evidence that the two men knew each other.

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“Fifth Terrorist” Likely in London’s 7/7 Bombings - Backed Out Before Bombing

26 July 2006: A friend of London suicide bomber Shezhad Tanweer, the Aldgate bomber, alleges the fifth man pulled out of the attacks just hours before the terrorists embarked on their mission on July 7, 2005. The target, according to police who are investigating co-conspirators, was the Luton railway station. The bomber was to have used the bombs left behind in a rucksack beneath a seat of the terrorists’ car at the Luton station, although was reportedly talked out of participating by his brother.

The fifth suspect, identified only as a man in his thirties and, like three of the other bombers, is British-born with Pakistani parents. His identity is known to Scotland Yard’s “7/7 team” based in Bradford.According to a friend of Tanweer, who describes him as being “like a brother” and lives close to Tanweer’s home in Beeston, Leeds, described the would-be bomber’s intended role to a member of his family. “The four suicide bombers were supposed to meet him but he never turned up. Because they were on a time schedule they left without him. His brother had talked him out of it.”

Three of the bombers, Tanweer, Mohammad Sidique Khan and Hasib Hussain, left Beeston after 3:00 a.m. in a Nissan Micra to drive to Luton railway station. They then took a train to London, leaving the unexploded bombs behind in the rucksack. “They (the bombs) were supposed to have been for him but when he didn’t turn up they just left it (the rucksack) there,” said the friend.

Unused bombs were found, and determined to be made of peroxide identical to those used in the bombings. Described by police as “viable devices ready to go off,” they were, however, smaller and contained nails. Although the official report of the July 7th bombings stated that “there is no intelligence to indicate that there was a fifth or further bombers,” police have yet to explain the purpose of the unexploded bombs.

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Senator Santorum Acused of “Repugnant Remarks:” A Look at the Accuser

Mohammed KHAKU, the very same Islamic leader who has condemned a United States Senator for his “hatred of Islam,” his position on Islamic fascism, and the terrorist regimes of Iran and Syria, is closely associated with an organization who is embracing an allegedly unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Investigative Report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

director@homelandsecurityus.com

26 July 2006: An especially vitriolic editorial appeared on the opinion section of al Jazeera’s web site yesterday, condemning the content of Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s speech he gave at the National Press Club last Wednesday.

The blistering criticism was written by Pennsylvania resident Mohammed KHAKU, who is also the past president of the Al-Ahad Islamic Center and the Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Pennsylvania KHAKU is associated with the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, of which the Stroudsburg Islamic Center is also associated. His writings have appeared on the web site of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a top Wahhabi organization with numerous ties to radical Islam.During his speech on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum called for regime change in Iran and described “Islamic fascism” as the “great test” of this generation, as threatening to the United States as last century’s German Nazism and Soviet communism.

In response to the speech by Senator Santorum, KHAHU described the statements as “prejudicial remarks (that) were derogatory, and highly unbecoming for a member of US senate. KHAKU added, “The Senator rhetoric in a public forum demeans both himself and the party he represents, particularly at a time when entire Middle East is in turmoil. Muslim of Lehigh Valley strongly condemned Senator remarks outrageous, inflammatory and un-American. The Senator’s inflammatory comments do nothing to advance America’s role in the world as the leading voice for tolerance and religious freedom and should be soundly condemned as election rhetoric and appeasing the neo-conservatives and American extremism…”

Mohammed KHAKU further stated: “True to form, Senator Santorum has crossed the line and shows his clear hatred of Muslims. It is irresponsible that such comments are coming from someone who self-righteously claims to be holier than thou. Elected officials should be a voice of moderation and peace, not a voice of hatred and violence… His speech was irresponsible and ill informed, and he remarks are likely to fan hatred of Americans in parts of the Middle East. Senator’s goal was to instill fear… Zionist and the pro-Israel lobby continue to instill fear in Americans by escalating unsubstantiated threats against them and fabricating a vast web of lies to justify their actions against Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.

Speaking of derogatory and inflammatory remarks fanning hatred, let’s take a look at some of Mohammed KHAKU’S associations and recent writings.

First, if by Senator Santorum remarks he has shown “his clear hatred of Muslims,” than by Mohammed KHAKU’s own writings, he has shown “his clear hatred of Jews.” KHAKU is an outspoken critic against Israel, accusing them of engaging in “war crimes.” In a recent editorial published in the Express Times and posted on PennLive.com, KHAKU states, “The U.N., the international community and U.S. must repudiate and condemn Israel’s aggression, especially the targeting of the Palestinian civilian infrastructure, which is considered a war crime and must be condemned by the Bush administration.”

More importantly, it was less than two weeks before Senator Santorum’s speech that the Stroudsburg Islamic Center, in association with the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley had a fundraising event that featured Siraj WAHHAJ, Imam of the Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, NY as the keynote speaker. WAHHAJ, the first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991, later preached to an audience of New Jersey Muslims that if only Muslims were more clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. “If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him. . . . [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”

Incredibly the same Imam who presided over a prayer session in the U.S. House of Representatives, WAHHAJ also served as a character witness in the trial for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel RAHMAN in 1995. RAHMAN, of course, was found guilty of conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States. WAHAJ testified that ’it had been an honor to host Sheik Abdel-Rahman at Masjid At-Taqwa,” and described him as a “respected scholar” known for having memorized the Quran. “He is bold, as a strong preacher of Islam, so he is respected that way,” WAHHAJ testified. Information from then-U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White named about 170 people as “unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators” (in RAHMAN’S case); Imam WAHHAJ was on the list, but was never charged. An editorial in the New York Daily News described Imam WAHHAJ as “an unindicted co-conspirator linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”

Mohammed KHAKU, the very same Islamic leader who has condemned a United States Senator for his “hatred of Islam,” his position on Islamic fascism, and the terrorist regimes of Iran and Syria, is closely associated with an organization who is embracing an allegedly unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. By that association, he is but an arms length from convicted terrorist murderer Omar Abdel RAHMAN – a man who is a textbook example of religious intolerance, hatred and violence.

Who is more repugnant? Does the question even need to be asked?

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