Yes, I know, it’s a rhetorical question.
BIG PEACE (Frank Gaffney) Just when you thought it was not possible for the Holder Justice Department to become any more hostile to the national and homeland security interests of the American people, along comes yet another travesty. This one threatens both, as it apparently would involve turning loose in America a convicted terrorist known to be a top Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan in Arabic) operative and al Qaeda financier: Abdurahman Alamoudi.
According to a short Associated Press report on 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.
Alamoudi – who famously declared his support for Hamas and Hezbollah at a rally in Lafayette Square in October 2000 and was recognized by the Justice Department as a Muslim Brother – has been incarcerated with other top terrorists in the Supermax facility in Colorado. As an American citizen, he would presumably be allowed to stay in this country upon his release.
In the film “The Third Jihad” , Mr. Al-Amoudi can be seen singing the praises of terrorist groups like Hamas and Hizbollah. You can see that at about 2:20 into this video below:
ABDULRAHMAN AL-AMOUDI: “Anybody supports Hamas here? Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here? Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here? Hear that Bill Clinton we are all supporters of Hamas, Allahu Akbar. I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah. Anybody supports Hezbollah here? Anybody supports Hezbollah here? Takbir!”
Reviewing the facts we know about Al-Amoudi:
- He worked for President Clinton – as a Muslim adviser to the White House and also met with President Bush.
- Al-Amoundi is considered to be founder of the Muslim Chaplin program in the US Military and Prisons.
- Newsweek Magazine described Al-Amoudi as “an expert in the art of deception.”
- His plea deal allowed for 31 additional charges to be dropped in exchange for a 23-year sentence.
Why Would Alamoudi be Freed?
So what possible justification could the Holder Justice Department have for releasing such an individual just nine years into a twenty-three year sentence? The AP story notes that, “The documents explaining why prosecutors want to cut Alamoudi’s sentence are under seal, but such reductions are allowed only when a defendant provides substantial assistance to the government.”
We can only speculate about what such “assistance” might be. Could Alamoudi be telling the feds insights about his former paymaster, Qaddafi, that could be helpful in removing the latter from power?
Perhaps, alternatively, Alamoudi might have spilled the beans about his friends in the Brotherhood’s vast North American infrastructure. Did he provide further confirmation of the subversive role being played as part of what theIkhwan calls its “civilization jihad” by, for example, organizations and members of: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), the Muslim Community Association (MCA), the Islamic Council of North America (ICNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Fiqh Council?
Such insights seem unlikely to have been valued by the Obama administration, though, since it continues to have extensive dealings with such groups and individuals associated with them. If anything, such ties with MB fronts and operatives will be intensifying, now that Team Obama has decided formally to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood’s mother ship in Egypt.
Unfortunately, given this trend – to say nothing of the mindlessness of the Holder Justice Department when it comes to matters of national security – a more probable explanation for its willingness to give Alamoudi a get-out-of-jail-free pass is that the Obama administration is anxious to remove an irritant in relations with its friends in the Muslim Brotherhood and to demonstrate that a new day is dawning in those ties.
Wednesday morning (7/20), former U.S. Congressman Fred Grandy and his wife (Mrs. Fred) discussed the Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi situation on the Jeff Katz Radio Show out of Boston. Mr. Grandy and his wife regularly report on “creeping Sharia” in America, and they make a pretty strong case against the proposed release of this convicted terrorist: