|Alamoudi, the "goodwill ambassador."|
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.")|
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.|
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.Your tax dollars at work.
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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.
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