Monday, February 28, 2005

The irony of Abu Ali's parents dissing the KSA

Omar and Faten Ali, parents of Abu Ali

Daniel Pipes articulates what Northern Virginiastan has been thinking:

"Since when does an employee [Omar Abu Ali's father] of the Saudi embassy publicly abominate the monarchy and turn to the U.S. government for redress? Is there something more here than meets the eye?"

Northern Virginiastan likewise thinks it very strange that an employee of the Saudi embassy for 20 years would diss the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which not only provided him with a livelihood, but also an education for his son, in such a public manner.

The New York Times: Case Adds to Outrage for Muslims in Northern Virginia

The Grey Lady does a piece on the victimology of Muslims in Northern Virginiastan in context of the indictment of Omar Abu Ali - from Yahoo! Groups : dc-terror Messages : Message 168 of 168.

Wonder how much of the research for this article is original and how much is gathered from the blogosphere (notably The Jawa Report) the mainstream media (heretofore called MSM) likes to deride?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

ISA Valedictorian Charged in Plot to Assassinate Bush

Yahoo! News - Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Kill Bush

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali of Falls Church was charged today with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and supporting al-Qaida. Abu Ali was valedictorian of his class at the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA).

Abu Ali was detained in Saudi Arabia for 20 months as a suspected terrorist. His case is a cause celebre with the Muslim American Society (the U.S. arm of the Muslim Brotherhood), which is closely affiliated with the Dar Al Hijrah Islam Center, where Abu Ali taught Islamic studies to children when he was a student at ISA.

Also, the Washington Post (WaPo) took up his case in its (unsigned) editorial dated Monday, February 21, 2005 Injustice, in secret (registration required).

The Jawa Report digs up the goods on ISA
See Terrorist Son of Saudi Embassy Worker Attended Saudi Run School

More revelations about "Terror High" - ISA

"The school's former comptroller, arrested last year after videotaping the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland, has been labeled by federal agents as a high- ranking member of the terrorist group Hamas...."

The former comptroller would be Ismael Selim Elbarasse of Annandale. His daughter raised the canard of racial profiling concerning his arrest.

The Washington Post tried to make opponents of ISA's plan to establish a second campus in Ashburn out as narrow-minded bigots. Last July, ISA quietly gave up plans to establish the Ashburn campus and decided to sell the property to Loudon County.

The Baron notes that indicted terrorist enabler
Abdelhaleem Ashqar signed the petition to free Abu Ali from Saudi Arabia

For more about Ashqar, see our Profile of Falls Church mosque - Yahoo! News - Facing New Realities as Islamic Americans. Ashqar was indicated in August 2004 for on racketeering conspiracy charges in connection with efforts to raise money for Hamas.

What is stopping Federal authorities from raiding the Dar Al Hijrah mosque? There's a lot of circumstantial evidence tying that mosque to terrorism and its enablement.

WaPo and other media outlets made a big deal about Abu Ali's rights as a U.S. citizen. The motion by U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty to detain Abu Ali before trial notes that he lived in Jordan between 1993 and 1997, holds joint U.S. and Jordanian citizenship, and even spoke with the U.S. Consulate in Riyadh about renouncing his U.S. citizenship. This goes to show that Abu Ali, his lawyers, his parents, his handlers at the Muslim American Society are exploiting the U.S. Constitution and civil law when they have nothing but contempt for this country.

WaPo had to step back from its February 21 editorial and issued yet another unsigned editorial dated Thursday, February 24 Unveiling a Terrorism Case. It argues that "the courts need to ensure that no evidence obtained by torture -- with or without the connivance of the U.S. government -- is used to convict people in U.S. courts." However, U.S. Attorney McNulty's motion contains measured wording that Abu Ali's claims of torture are "an utter fabrication."