Friday, July 30, 2004

Falls Church Muslim activist Abdurahman Alamoudi pleads guilty to three charges

U.S. Muslim Activist Makes Plea Deal; Documents Expected to Implicate Libya (

"Abdurahman Alamoudi has agreed to admit guilt to three counts, including one related to the mysterious movement of $340,000 he allegedly received in a London hotel room from a charity funded by the Libyan government, sources familiar with the case said yesterday. The other two counts cover tax violations and lies on his immigration forms, the sources said. ...

His arrest last September shook the U.S. Muslim community and reverberated through Washington's political elite. As leader of the American Muslim Council, Alamoudi met on occasion with senior Clinton and Bush administration officials. He also helped found the Pentagon's Muslim chaplain program and is particularly well known in the Muslim community of Northern Virginia, where he helped run a number of charities and political groups."

As expected, the Post is back-pedaling Alamoudi's relationship with the Clinton Administration. The article The Clintons, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and the Myth of "Moderate" Islam describes the close relationship Alamoudi had with the Clintons, saying that he had "repeated high-level contacts with the Clinton White House in late 1995 and early 1996."

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Rant Wraith: DNC Benediction by Imam Yahya Hendi

Rant Wraith: DNC Benediction by Imam Yahya Hendi

Fellow blogger digs up the goods on the education of Imam Yahya Hendi of Georgetown University.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Tuesday Speaker Schedule - 2004 Democratic National Convention - Georgetown U Imam to deliver benediction

Tuesday Speaker Schedule - 2004 Democratic National Convention Official Site

September 11 has been a boon and an unprecedented opportunity for Muslim presence at national events. I have already written about Mohammad Magid, imam of the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Herndon, who participated in Ronald Reagan's funeral, and Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) who delivered the invocation at the post-911 service at the National Cathedral. Tonight, Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University (which declares its Catholic and Jesuit identity on its home page), will deliver the benediction at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Surveillance video shows 911 hijackers passing security at Dulles airport

Yahoo! News - Video Shows 9/11 Hijackers' Security Check

"Surveillance video from Washington Dulles International Airport the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, shows four of the five hijackers being pulled aside to undergo additional scrutiny after setting off metal detectors but then permitted to board the fateful flight that crashed into the Pentagon."

No surprise there. At that time, airport security at Dulles Airport (IAD) was handled by Argenbright Security Inc., which employed many Muslims. Previously, the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had sued Argenbright because female Muslim employees did not have the "right" to wear tablecloths on their heads. When I was going through security at IAD, I saw one of those gals in hijab just standing around, chewing gum.

I'm glad that Argenbright (now called Cognisa Security Inc.) and their employees are gone, but I do resent being selected by my domestic carrier for frisking, just to assuage the sensitivities of Arabs and Muslims.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Prince William Co man with questionable ties to terrorist fronts appointed to sensitive DHS position

FrontPage :: The Faisal Gill Affair by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

"What is known is that Gill’s political patrons include Grover Norquist, who was listed by Gill as a reference on employment documents. After all, Gill had been a spokesman for the Taxpayers Alliance of Prince William County, Virginia, which is affiliated with Norquist’s group, Americans for Tax Reform. Gill had also worked in 2001 as director of government affairs for the Islamic Free Market Institute (also known as the Islamic Institute), whose founding president was Grover Norquist.

Interestingly, news articles published after September 11 described Gill in another capacity – as a spokesman for the controversial American Muslim Council (AMC). The AMC was founded and controlled by a prominent Islamist activist, Abdurahman Alamoudi. Alamoudi was indicted last October on terrorism-related money laundering charges. While in jail awaiting trial, he has reportedly engaged in plea-bargaining by confessing to participating in a Libyan plot to murder the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Herndon-based Imam at Reagan's funeral

FrontPage :: A Troubling Presence at a Funeral by Ben Johnson

Mohammad Magid, imam of the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Herndon, Virginia, was invited to participate in the funeral for Ronald Reagan held at the National Cathedral.

At the post-911 services at the National Cathedral, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi of the Islamic Society of North America delivered the invocation. At least Majid didn't speak.

Taqiyya at work: Falls Church imam claims that Quran doesn't mention beheading.

Question Authority - The Quran mentions beheading. Why does the U.S. press claim otherwise? By Lee Smith

Taqiyya is defined as dissimulation (deception) of one's religious beliefs to non-Muslims.

"Beheadings are not mentioned in the Koran at all," Imam Muhammad Adam El-Sheikh, co-founder and chief cleric at the Dar Al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va., told USA Today.

This article Killing by Beheading is Islamic! provides additional references to beheadings in the Qur'an and other Islamic texts.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Virginia, has ties to Hamas and al-Qaeda.

"Since the early 1990s, UASR has conducted business from a townhouse in an office park of condominiums in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Springfield, Va. Late last year, according to sources and documents, the group sold the upper two floors of the townhouse, moved out what one source described as "a lot of boxes" and then located itself in the basement.

The windows are covered with a false brick contact paper that matches the facade of the building blocking the view from the outside.'s investigation found meetings convening at the midnight hour on many occasions. From time to time, day or night, the occupants emerge from the office to make cell phone calls in the parking lot. Government investigators say that is for privacy in the likely event that a government counter-terrorism unit has placed listening devices inside the building."

UASR does not list its street address; only a PO Box in Annandale.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

ABC 7 News - Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun

ABC 7 News - Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun: "Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun "

The proposed building of the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) in Loudon County was the source of controvery a few years ago. The dhimmi Loudon County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the school over the objections of county residents. The Washington Post  tried to make opponents look like ignorant and narrow-minded bigots. The controversy was the topic of a treacly cover story on "culture wars" in the Post's Sunday magazine that focused on the marriage of Ashburn residents Samir and Karen Shaban - he, a Muslim; she, Roman Catholic (naturally: Islam forbids a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim).

Now, with the controversy long past, ISA quietly decides to sell the property to Loudon County.