Monday, July 18, 2011

Holder Seeks Release of Jailed al Qaeda Financier, Abdurahman Alamoudi

Alamoudi, the "goodwill ambassador."

If you didn't know better, and especially if you are a Progressive, you might think Abdurahman Alamoudi was one of the good guys.

After all, under President Bill Clinton, Alamoudi was an Islamic-affairs adviser and a State Department “goodwill ambassador” to Muslim nations. He drew up the Muslim guest list for the first-ever White House Ramadan reception back in the Clinton years, and he provided "talking points" for Hillary from time to time. He used to meet with Bill Clinton and Al Gore at the White House, where he was given the lead role in setting up the U.S. military's muslim chaplin program. Later, the Defense Department gave an organization Alamoudi founded the go-ahead to certify Muslim chaplains to be hired by the military.

While George W. Bush was still governor of Texas, he invited Alamoudi to the governor's mansion. Following 9/11, Bush's White House invited Alamoudi to the September 14, 2001 prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington. As a "religious leader," Alamoudi was briefed on President Bush's faith-based initiative. After all, he was de-facto in charge of selecting Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military, and he had founded the American Muslim Council--even though he wasn't even an American at the time. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Alamoudi, the prayerful. ("Oh, Allah, destroy America.")
Okay, so before all that, he was a teeny bit outspoken. For example, he didn't like the arrest of Mohammed Salameh, who later was convicted of the first World Trade Center bombing and sentenced to life in prison. Alamoudi would have liked to have seen more evidence to convict the guy. And he did spend five years working for the suspected terrorist fundraising organization in northern Virginia known as the SAAR Foundation. But that was when he was a just a newcomer to the U.S.

Also, to be fair, Alamoudi was pretty outspoken during the Clinton years. For example, he preached that it is okay to pray for the destruction of the U.S. every place in the world, except on American soil: “I think if we were outside this country, we can say, ‘Oh, Allah, destroy America,’ but once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it . . . ."

Even as he was drawing up the White House Muslim guest list, he stood right up for one of his buddy Musa Abu Marzook, the founder of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP): "I really consider him to be from among the best people in the Islamic movement. . . . Hamas ... and I work together with him." Marzook got deported anyway, for Hamas-related "activities."

But not Alamoudi. He just kept getting invitations to the White House and to speak at Islamic militant conferences here and there. Oh, yes. And telling the world he was a big supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Then, one day . . . .

Alamoudi got busted by British customs officials at Heathrow Airport with $340,000 in cash that he had gotten from President Muammar Qadhafi to finance an al Qaeda plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. You know, the guy that Obama bowed to after he became king. (Abdullah, not Obama.) The cat was out of the bag.

Alamoudi, Qaddafi pal and convicted al Qaeda assassin financier.
Next thing you know, Alamoudi was extradited to the U.S., arrested at Dulles Airport, charged, tried, and convicted of sending $1 million to al Qaeda (and keeping $1 million for himself), not mentioning those transactions to the IRS, plus lying on his application to become a naturalized citizen, which he did about the same time he was inviting all his friends to the White House for the historic first White House Ramadan get-together.

Long story short, in 2004 Alamoudi was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison. A few years later, it also came out that he was an "unindicted co-conspirator" fundraiser for Hamas via the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

Alamoudi is currently residing in the Supermax prison facility in Colorado.

Short story short, Eric Holder (who works for another guy who wants to change America) is planning to spring Alamoudi--after only 7 years in the pen.

Via the AP, July 8th:
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to cut the 23-year prison term being served by an American Muslim activist who admitted participation in a Libyan plot to assassinate King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
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Thanks to Discover the Networks for the great research on the facts of Alamoudis' "career." Also to Big Peace, the Center for Security Policy, the Thomas More Law Center, the Investigative Report on Terrorism, and Maggie's Notebook.

Linked at Shout First, Ask Questions Later. Thank-you, Kris!


  1. how God awful is this my friend! p.s. I'm backkkkkk! :

  2. How lovely...(sarcasm) What is it with these progressives who adore criminals and terrorists? And, Bush was too dang trusting. Eric Holder is a traitor to this country. He needs at the very least to be impeached or to join Alamoudi so he can pay for the traitorous crimes he has committed against America.

  3. @Woman - Welcome back. Hope you had a terrific rest!

    @Teresa - I think "what it is" could be answered by the classic solution: "Follow the money."

    Throughout history, the impulse to profit at the expense of all else was held in check--to some extent, anyway--by various codes of honor.

    Today, honor is a concept almost obliterated by relativism, progressivism, and socialism. A great many people have absolutely no idea what honor might be, but if they did come to hear of it, they would consider it a comical invention of fools.

  4. I am angry, but not at all surprised that the Obama administration wants to set a dangerous convicted terrorist free, but what really ticks me off is how Zero's predecessors dhimmied themselves for this creep and other islamic supremacist types - especially Bush, who enabled islamists by playing 'see no evil' after they came here and killed 3000 of us on our own soil! They should have known better, and probably did, but were eager not to 'offend' muslims so they sucked up to whoever they could find regardless of their dangerous history.

  5. @Zilla - It's hard to imagine the level of the tangled mess these politicians have created.