Precisely who are the "radical Muslim leaders" waging a terrorist war on the United States? ... Why are many of them – and their key financial fronts – tied up with powerful REPUBLICANS in the nations's seat of power? ... Many "Islamic terrorist leaders" are well-financed cronies of Grover Norquist ... Colin Powell ... Heritage Education Trust ... Harken Oil... GW Bush ... Blood-letting radicals are waging war on a drugged, celebrity-worshipping, hedonistic, belligerant, xenophobic, dumbed-down American populace – but the fascists behind it aren't the "Islamo-" variety ...
REPUBLICAN PARTY TIES TO THREE "911 HIJACKERS"
By Alex Constantine
David Nevin, his nephew's American attorney, denied
But the "prominent figure" lost all equanimity when asked to explain ...
Hussayen was questioned by the FBI after the air commando operations that levelled the World Trade Center ... and he "feigned a seizure," quaking and choking and "prompting the agents to take him to a hospital, where the attending physicians found nothing wrong with him..."1
The agents suggested that the Saudi "epileptic" should be detained and questioned, but "as soon as flights resumed on Sept 19, Mr Hussayen and his wife flew home." Oops.
The FBI later learned that while touring in the States, Sheikh Hussayen
Prosecutors later maintained that Hussayen had financed the Islamic Assembly of North America, accused of distributing
Kim Lindquist, an assistant federal attorney assigned to the investigation of Hussayen in Boise, Idaho, said:
Lindquist wanted to "take the extra step" of connecting Saudi rulers to September 11 because the Sheik's journeys and contacts are seen as a 'road map' of how "Saudi money has poured into the United States" in support of Wahhabism, the puritanical and intolerant form of Islam backed by the Saudi royal family."2
A couple of weeks after this belated story on Hussayen appeared, the wires reported that recently unsealed court documents exposed a furtive group of
An affidavit from Homeland Security's David Kane charged that the Safa Group in Herndon had pipelined
Now, the express purpose of the Safa Group,
But, once again, the trail going the other way, back to the source of "terrorist" funding, led to the District of Columbia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
• "Khaled Saffuri, head of the Washington-based Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, was at the April 4 luncheon with the former treasury secretary. ... Saffuri, who has met with many top-level administration officials in recent years, including Secretary of State Colin Powell and FBI Director Robert Mueller, is also listed in Federal Election Committee reports as the treasurer of National Muslims for a Greater America, a defunct political action committee that received $5,200 from people connected to the Safa Group investigation..."
• " ... the affidavit ties the Safa Group to Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, a politically connected Muslim activist, who was welcomed at the White House by former President Bill Clinton and President Bush for his work on behalf of Muslim causes. Alamoudi recently pleaded not guilty to an 18-count federal indictment alleging that he laundered money and violated customs laws by accepting $340,000 from the Libyan government, which the government considers a state sponsor of terrorism. The $84,000 in contributions came from several of the alleged principals of the Safa Group and Alamoudi..."4
The Guardian, on March 25, 2002, provided details of more "embarrassing" domestic political connections, offering this insight into the "epileptic" Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman al-Hussayen, the Safra Trust and 911:
The Guardian, March 25, 2002
The institute, founded in 1999 to win influence in the Republican party, has helped to arrange meetings between senior Bush officials and Islamic leaders, according to the report in Newsweek magazine. Its chairman, Khaled Saffuri, and Mr Norquist cooperated to arrange the meetings.
The trust gave $20,000 (£14,000) to the institute, which also received $20,000 from a board member of the Success Foundation, according to the report. The institute has also received money from abroad, includi $200,000 from Qatar and $55,000 from Kuwait. The institute says that none of the money came with strings attached.
Mr Norquist, who is a member of the institute's board, said that it existed
ALL OF THIS devolves back to mysterious Sheik al-Hussayen, the "epileptic" holy man and his room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Herndon, Virginia on December 10, 2001 ... and those three hijackers down the hall. Some would find this certain evidence of Saudi sponsorship of the 911 air assaults, and have (National Review and David Horowitz)....
A little history of these particular Middle Eastern connections is enlightening. The Wall Street Journal reports: "Mr. Norquist started the nonprofit Islamic Free Market Institute. In collaboration with Mr. [Karl] Rove, now Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, he and other institute leaders courted Muslim voters for the Bush 2000 presidential campaign. Mr. Norquist even credits gains among Muslims with putting Mr. Bush in a position to win the critical Florida contest . . . To run the nonprofit's day-to-day operations, Mr. Norquist turned to Khalid Saffuri, a Palestinian-American raised in Kuwait who had been an official of the American Muslim Council, a political group in Washington. The institute's founding chairman was a Palestinian American, Talat Othman, who had served with Mr. Bush on the board of Harken Energy Corp. and later visited the president in the White House, according to records obtained by the National Security News Service."5
Talat Othman, we find in the same WSJ report, has been "a longtime associate and supporter of President Bush's family [who] gave a benediction at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in August 2000 ... But he also serves [with Barzinji] on the board of Amana Mutual funds Trust, an investment firm founded by M. Yacub Mirza, the Northern Virginia businessman who set up most of the entities targeted by the Treasury and whose tax records were sought in the raid. Two nonprofits affiliated with Mr. Mirza and named in the search warrant, the SAAR Foundation Inc. [another title for Safa] and the Heritage Education Trust Inc., held large blocks of shares in Amana's mutual funds in 1997, according to SEC records. The SEC documents and other records detailing connections between Mr. Othman and the Islamic Institute [on the board of which Mr. Othman serves] and the raided groups were compiled by the National Security News Service, a Washington based nonprofit research group. Mr. Othman also is on the board of Mr. Saffuri's [and Norquist's] Islamic Institute, the GOP-leaning group that received $20,000.00 from the Safa Trust, one of the raid's targets. The president of the Safa Trust, Jamal Barzinji, is a former business associate of Switzerland based investor Youssef Nada, whose assets were frozen last fall after the Treasury designated him a person suspected of giving aid to terrorists."
A few words on these financial connections: Yousef Nada, Richard Lebeviere informs, was a Nazi collaborator during WW II:
Talat Othman also had a history, as reported by the Chicago Tribune on August 10, 2003:
This, then, is the "shadowy network" behind the 911 hijackers and the "mysterious" Sheik at the Marriott Hotel in Herndon, VA. From one end of the terror pipeline to the other.
Speaking of where the "hijackers" spent the night on September 10, 2001, five others deserve mention: "One of the most bizarre ironies of all this is that five of the hijackers lived in a motel right outside the gates of the NSA ..." - BBC News, June 8, 2002.
As for the dangling connections to BCCI mentioned in the citations above ...
In December 1992, Senator John Kerry published a report - it's a virtual primal scream if you read between the lines - in the form of an interim statement on BCCI submitted to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and in it Kerry complained bitterly that the CIA had refused to cooperate with his investigation. Former CIA officials, including Richard Helms, and foreign intelligence officials, including Kamal Adham and Abdul Raouf Khalil, dragged their feet. Principal foreign agents,
Agency officials claimed that they had no information on file regarding contact with the above,
Some of the information given to Kerry's subcommittee early on, he said, "was untrue." Subsequent information turned over by the CIA "was incomplete." The Agency "resisted providing a full' account about its knowledge of BCCI until almost a year after the initial requests for the information.... The relationships among former CIA personnel and BCCI front men and nominees, including [Khashoggi partner] Kamal Adham, Abdul Khalil, and Mohammed Irvani, require further investigation..."
1) See Telegraph, October 3, 2003. http://www.unknownnews.net/031003911.html
3) "Terror Probe Points to Va. Muslims," October 17, 2003. http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=8593
4) Eunice Moscoso and Rebecca Carr, "Targets of terror financing probe had political clout," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 2, 2003.
5) Tom Hamburger and Glenn R. Simpson, "In Difficult Times, Muslims Count On Unlikely Advocate" Wall Street Journal, undated.
6) Richard Labeviere, Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam, Algora, 2000, pp. 140-141.
7) Brian Grow, "Muslim financier pushes peace effort," Chicago Tribune, August 10, 2003, p. 1.