A known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history – Kifah Mustapha – was recently escorted into the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBI’s training center at Quantico, during a six-week “Citizen’s Academy” hosted by the FBI as part of its “outreach” to the Muslim Community. The group was accompanied by reporter Ben Bradley of WLS-Chicago (ABC), who filed a report on the trip to Washington D.C. on Sunday, who observed:
Sheikh Kifah Mustapha (third from left) touring the National Counterterrorism Center (Photo: FBI)
Sheik Kifah Mustapha, who runs the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, asked some of the most pointed questions during the six week FBI Citizens’ Academy and trip to Washington. He pushed agents to fully explain everything from the bureau’s use of deadly force policy to racial and ethnic profiling. “I saw a very interesting side of what the FBI does and I wanted to know more,” Sheik Mustapha explained after returning from D.C. He hopes the FBI’s outreach runs deeper than positive public relations.
Here's a video from WLS TV in Chicago in which a known Hamas terrorist, Kiphah Mustapha (unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror financing trial in US history), is taken to visit some of the United States' most sensitive counter-terror operations.
Let's go to the videotape.
Reporter Ben Bradley wrote an article about his experiences following this six week course. Curiously, Bradely ignores Mustapha's background.
Sheik Kifah Mustapha, who runs the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, asked some of the most pointed questions during the six week FBI Citizens' Academy and trip to Washington. He pushed agents to fully explain everything from the bureau's use of deadly force policy to racial and ethnic profiling. "I saw a very interesting side of what the FBI does and I wanted to know more," Sheik Mustapha explained after returning from D.C. He hopes the FBI's outreach runs deeper than positive public relations.At Big Peace, Patrick Poole notes (Hat Tip: Power Line):
the FBI raided the homes of several Midwestern “anti-war activists,” including Hatem Abudayyeh, the head of the Arab American Action Network. Subpoenas served on the activists sought information on payments made to Abudayyeh and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Islamic terrorist group which has been responsible for several homicide bombings in Israel, as well as the murder of Israeli Tourism Minister, Rehavam Ze’evi.
Hatem Abudayyeh's wife Ms. Saadeh, works in a Chicago-area Jewish community center daycare for children, but his whole family are West Bank terrorists.
a fundraising dinner hosted by Abudayyeh, to raise money for his agency, featured a Milwaukee youth dance troupe, Sanabel Al-Quds, which features simulated beheadings of American, British, and Israeli soldiers in its performances. via debbieschlussel.com
For those who may have forgotten, the virulently anti-Israel Arab American Action Network (AAAN) was founded in 1995 by Obama's friends, Rashid and Mona Khalidi, and was funded by Obama and Bill Ayers through the Woods Fund.
This photo taken at the AAAN's Annual Banquet in May 1998. Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada was there, as were terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. And Rashid and Mona Khalidis. Edward Said (pictured next to Barack Obama) was the keynote speaker.
In 2003, when Rashid Khalidi and wife Mona were hired at Columbia University, they left Chicago for New York; the AAAN held a farewell dinner for them, attended by all of the above -including Obama- and then some. At that dinner, testimonials were spoken. Some, if not all, were written and collected in a book given to Khalidi. Of course the public has never seen the book. Nor have we seen the existing video of the event, now in possession of the LA Times. They refuse to release it, no doubt for fear of public scrutiny.
While we're on the AAAN, note that the recently disgraced Helen Thomas is slated to be the keynote speaker for their 15th anniversary fundraiser in December. It figures -- since Arafat and Said are dead, no one knows who Ashrawi is anymore, and Abu Mazen is busy waiting for instructions from the Arab League.
Astute observers of this scene may also want to note that the AAAN Newsletter lists on the masthead 8 Americorps members on their staff (y/our tax dollars at "work.")