Terrorist Son of Saudi Embassy Worker Attended Saudi Run School (UPDATED
The connection between indicted terrorist Ahmed Omar Abu Ali and the Saudi government grow deeper with each new revelation. Abu Ali was indicted in a federal court today on six charges linking him with an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the President of the United States.While an American citizen by birth, his father Omar Abu Ali is a naturalized US citizen but works as a systems analyst at the Royal Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, DC. Further, the web page of the school attended by Ahmed Omar Abu Ali indicates that admissions priority is given to the children of Saudi diplomats (h/t: Kevin Aylward). I have written the Saudi Embassy and asked two questions. 1) Does Mr. Omar Abu Ali carry diplomatic credentials?
2) Does Mr. Omar Abu Ali carry a valid Saudi Arabian passport, making him a dual citizen?
CRITICAL UPDATE: No answer from the Saudi Embassy, but this NY Times article (ht: Katherine) claims that Omar Abu Ali and his wife are from Jordan, and not from Saudi Arabia as other reports had indicated. Scroll to the bottom for more updates
The Royal Saudi Embassy is also connected to the Virginia high school which Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was valedictorian of. The school is linked at the Saudi Embassy's web page here. A webpage since removed by the Saudi Embassy but which was cached by Google also claims "The Academy is an independent, non-profit educational institution, funded by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Various press accounts have overlooked the Islamic Saudi Academy's ties to the Saudi Embassy. Further, press reports have overlooked that school's long history of teaching radical Islamist doctrines to its pupils. Could Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the man accused of being involved in an al Qaeda plot to assassinate President Bush be simply following the dictates of a conscience tempered by a radical Islamic education in suburban Virginia? Was the Saudi government reluctant to press charges against Abu Ali because his father was a diplomat? Was the Saudi government so slow in turning the suspected al Qaeda member over to American authorities for so long because of the embarassing connections between the Embassy, the school, and the House of Saud? An investigagion of the Islamic Saudi Academy reveals that the following. From the Islamic Saudi Academy website. Here is a portion of their Mission Statement:
The Academy’s educational mission is threefold: 1) to develop all students in mind, body, and character enveloping Islamic values and the Arabic language and culture; 2) to prepare students for further education both in the United States and abroad; and to prepare them to be contributing and responsible citizens of the world.From their About Us page:
Since its establishment, the Islamic Saudi Academy has viewed its relationship with the community and culture as vital to the mission of the school. ISA not only promotes respect and mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims, Arabs and Americans while keeping within the Muslim faith, it strives for its staff and students to uphold tolerance, honesty, integrity and compassion, qualities that represent the best of both American and Arabic cultures.Tolerance in Saudi Arabia is expressed by not allowing freedom of religion. The death penalty is prescribed for those who leave Islam for another religion and for those who preach Christianity. You'd think that the Valedictorian would have learned the core values of the school? From the school's course of studies you might realize why the man turned out to be a jihadi:
The Islamic Studies Program is unique and comprehensive. It stresses Islamic culture, tradition, heritage, and identity. It challenges the students academically and fosters an atmosphere conducive to the development of Islamic morals, values and ideals. With this foundation, students will continually seek knowledge, think critically, and become active learners. The program prepares students for the challenges they will face as they proceed in their educational and professional careers. The Islamic Saudi Academy believes that it is important for all students to learn Arabic. Arabic is the language of the Holy Qur'an and Muslims are expected to be well versed in it and fully aware of its usage. Fluency in Arabic keeps students in close contact with their Arab heritage and culture through written and oral communication. The Arabic language is becoming more and more popular in cultural, political and economic world events; moreover, it has become one the major languages used at the United Nations. In general, the Arabic program follows the curriculum, syllabus, and materials established by the Saudi Ministry of Education.There is also a link to al-Islam with an entire section devoted to The Superiority of Jihad:
Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah - whether he is slain or gets victory - soon shall We give him a reward of great (value).... Not equal are those Believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) hath Allah promised good: but those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.and on the Superiority of the Mujahadin:
And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good. Those who spend their substance in the cause of Allah, and follow not up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, for them their reward is with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.From the Saudi Institute:
Saudi School in Alexandria Promotes Religious Intolerance" By Erik Ruselowski - The Saudi Institute “For the teacher: Explain that all religions, other than Islam, are false, including that of the Jews, Christians, and all others.” Not a good example of tolerance and freedom of religion as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and echoed in classrooms across America! However, at the Islamic Saudi Academy, hostility toward Jews and Christians is embedded in the curriculum. The opening line is taken from a book given to first graders at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Virginia.... The Islamic Academy is a private institution wholly financed by the Saudi government. The director, Ibrahim Al-Gosair, and his Saudi staff are given diplomatic status. In fact, because of diplomatic immunity, the school lies only under the jurisdiction of the State Department. Saudi citizens constitute 50 percent of the student body while the remaining half includes Arab and Muslim-Americans. The Saudi Academy teaches an intolerant form of Wahhabi Islam to young Muslim children.From Campus Watch reprinting a WND article:
A top textbook consultant shaping classroom education on Islam in American public schools recently worked for a school funded and controlled by the Saudi government, which propagates a rigidly anti-Western strain of Islam, a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals. The consultant, Susan L. Douglass, has also praised Pakistan's madrassa schools as "proud symbols of learning," even after the U.S. government blamed them for fueling the rise of the Taliban and al-Qaida. Douglass, routinely described as a "scholar" or "historian," has edited manuscripts of world history textbooks used by middle and high school students across the country. She's also advised state education boards on curriculum standards dealing with world religion, and has helped train thousands of public school teachers on Islamic instruction. In effect, she is responsible for teaching millions of American children about Islam, experts say, while operating in relative obscurity. WorldNetDaily has learned that up until last year Douglass taught social studies at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Va., which teaches Wahhabism through textbooks that condemn Jews and Christians as infidels and enemies of Islam. Her husband, Usama Amer, still teaches at the grades 2-12 school, a spokeswoman there confirmed. Both are practicing Muslims. The Saudi government funds the school, which has a sister campus in Fairfax, Va. "It is a school that is under the auspices of the Saudi Embassy," said Ali al-Ahmed, executive director of the Washington-based Saudi Institute, a leading Saudi opposition group. "So the minister of education appoints the principal of the school, and the teachers are paid by the Saudi government." He says many of the academy's textbooks he has reviewed contain passages promoting hatred of non-Muslims. For example, the eleventh-grade text says one sign of the Day of Judgment will be when Muslims fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say: "Oh Muslim, oh servant of God, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him." Al-Ahmed, a Shiite Muslim born in predominantly Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, says the school's religious curriculum was written by Sheik Saleh al-Fawzan, a senior member of the Saudi religious council, who he said has "encouraged war against unbelievers." Al-Fawzan has authored textbooks used in Saudi schools.Warriors for truth reports:
Eleventh-graders at the elite Islamic Saudi Academy in Northern Virginia study energy and matter in physics, write out differential equations in precalculus and read stories about slavery and the Puritans in English. Then they file into their Islamic studies class, where the textbooks tell them the Day of Judgment can't come until Jesus Christ returns to Earth, breaks the cross and converts everyone to Islam, and until Muslims start attacking Jews.... "I wouldn't be surprised if some teachers are sometimes anti-American or anti-Semitic," said Abdulwahab Alkebsi, whose 12-year-old daughter attends the Islamic Saudi Academy. "But I don't want it to be that way.... The Islamic Saudi Academy does not require that U.S. history or government be taught, offering Arabic social studies as an alternative. Officials there said that only Saudis who intend to return home do not take U.S. history, though a handful of U.S.-born students who plan to stay in this country said they opted against it, too. School officials would not allow reporters to attend classes. But a number of students described the classroom instruction and provided copies of textbooks. Ali Al-Ahmed, whose Virginia-based Saudi Institute promotes religious tolerance in Saudi Arabia, has reviewed numerous textbooks used at the academy and said many passages promote hatred of non-Muslims and Shiite Muslims. The 11th-grade textbook, for example, says one sign of the Day of Judgment will be that Muslims will fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say: "Oh Muslim, Oh servant of God, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him." Several students of different ages, all of whom asked not to be identified, said that in Islamic studies, they are taught that it is better to shun and even to dislike Christians, Jews and Shiite Muslims. Some teachers "focus more on hatred," said one teenager, who recited by memory the signs of the coming of the Day of Judgment. "They teach students that whatever is kuffar [non-Muslim], it is okay for you" to hurt or steal from that person. Other teachers present more tolerant views, students said. Usama Amer, a veteran math teacher, is popular not only for his math skills but also for regularly allowing students free debate about topics within Islam.Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs also points out this Front Page article:
The Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) in Northern Virginia forthrightly states that even though it exists on U.S. soil, it is "subject to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Students at ISA are not required to study U.S. history or government. They do, however, receive instruction in Wahhabism. Outsiders are not permitted to observe Wahhabism lessons or any other classes at ISA. But early this year, students at the academy told two Washington Post reporters some of the things they learn at school. Among other things, students discover the intricacies of Judgment Day. One event on that formidable day will be that Muslims will fight and kill Jews. The cowardly Jews will seek refuge behind trees. Much like the trees in the forest scene from the Wizard of Oz, these trees will become animated and aggressive. They will call out to the righteous: "Oh Muslim, Oh servant of God, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him." Students also said they are taught "it is better to shun and even to dislike Christians, Jews and Shiite Muslims." Furthermore, students learn, it is okay to hurt or steal from a non-Muslim. The Saudi-supplied textbooks at this and other Wahhabi schools state that Muslims are obliged to consider all infidels the enemy. Certain enemies are not even acknowledged in geography class. Wahhabi schools in America are notorious for doctoring maps of the Middle East, and hanging them in classrooms - with Israel blotted out.While the Saudi government has instituted reforms in their education system in the past two years, it will be noted that Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is 23, thus he would have gone through the system before any such reforms. UPDATE 2/23 AM: I have a new post up in which Daniel Pipes chimes in. Since so many of you are new to The Jawa Report and may not be familiar with site navigation, I will include the full text of that post below.
Yesterday we broke the story of the connection between would-be Presidential assassin Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the Islamic Saudi Academy, and the Royal Saudi Embassy. Those ties run deep.
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.... Daniel Pipes, director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum and a well-known advocate of aggressive anti-terror policies, said the school is like "having a little piece of Saudi Arabia" in northern Virginia. He claimed the Islamic Saudi Academy is a classic case of pitting free speech against protection from future attacks. "It's like the Nazis having little Hitler schools in America during the 1930s," Pipes said last night. Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi, although the oil-rich nation is a close ally of the Bush administration.... In March 2002, another graduate of the school, Mohammad Usman Idris, then 24, was charged with lying to a grand jury probing plots against Israel. Pipes said last night that the fact that the school is funded by the Saudis does not seem to give the United States much leverage in dealing with it. He noted that the oil kingdom "is not really a friend and not really an enemy" and that "we need to sort it all out."From another article in Karala Next:
The private school's teachings have come under scrutiny since the Sept. 11 attacks. Federal court documents in a case against another academy graduate suspected of terrorism indicate that student discussions following Sept. 11 took an anti-American bent and that some students considered the attacks legitimate "payback" for American mistreatment of the Muslim world.Update 2/23 PM: New post up on the Ali family. Did Omar and Faten Ali and his wife know of their sons jihadism?
Here is the text of that post---
Did Omar and Faten Ali and know of their sons jihadism? The jihadi connection only gets deeper. From this NY Times article (ht: Katherine) we learn that Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the man indicted on charges of working with al Qaeda to plot the assassination of the President of the US, taught Islamic studies to children at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center while still in high school. According to the Washington Post, the Center has been a gathering place for Islamist and jihadi activity in the US. Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers worshiped at the mosque and several of the group's founders were active in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. It is no surprise that the Muslim American Society pushed for Ahmed Abu Ali's release and its members showed up in force to laugh at the judge during Ali's indictment. The Muslim American Society is also associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is the original al Qaeda. Al-Ikhwan, as it is known in Arabic, was started in 1928 as an Islamist organization with the goal of seeting up the world-wide Islamic state. The radical goals of the Muslim Brotherhood and the political teachings of its founder were the inspiration behind Ossama bin Laden's al Qaeda organization. Are we to believe that Mr. Omar Abu Ali was not aware of the Salafiyya dogma being taught at the Mosque he attended? A dogma which calls for the introduction of sharia law into the Muslim world? A dogma which calls for violent jihad against regimes in the Middle East? And is it just a coincidence that Faten Ali, [pictured above] hides behind a veil? Please!
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Posted by: FairandBalanced at February 23, 2005 11:16 AM
True, Jesus stressed the need for individuals to forgive and pray for enemies, but He never condemned the right to self-defense or a government's duty to protect its citizens.
Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 23, 2005 11:16 AM
We ought not to tolerate Saudi Arabia running a school a subway ride away from our country's capital where they teach hatred of Jews and Americans. I'm not suggesting violating the First Amendment--the school gets it curriculum and funding from the Saudi government, and we should put diplomatic and economic pressure on the Saudi government to shape it up or shut it down. For that matter, they shouldn't be using a curriculum like that in Saudi Arabia either.
But we also ought not to tolerate or encourage Saudi Arabia in torturing American citizens.
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Posted by: Beverly Frain at February 23, 2005 05:42 PM
Damn I love the south. Try to open one of these schools here.
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Posted by: greyrooster at February 23, 2005 05:54 PM
It turns our Marx was right. Only it is Western openness which will help Islam make the noose by which they shall hang us.
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Posted by: Ben Powell at February 24, 2005 03:40 AM
Another idea. Rally behind the Klan. I'm looking for a resurgence of the wonderful Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. A chapter in every community will drive the bastards back to where they came from. The government will not/can not protect us from this cancer. Believe in and support the KKK.
Posted by: greyrooster at February 24, 2005 04:29 AM
But of course such a film would never be shown in The Land of Tolerance.
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Posted by: Lorenzo at February 24, 2005 09:12 AM
Is there a current, organized Klan? And if so, what is their agenda? Any of the above?
And I recall when David Duke was in the news. Anyone know what he is doing these days?
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Posted by: Andre at February 24, 2005 12:03 PM
David Duke got caught pulling a Jim Baker not to long ago. He got caught taking funds from his organization and using it to gamble. He plee bargained, as far as the Klan goes a few ruinous lawsuits and the fact that for every 5 klansmen there is 1 FBI agent looking over, it is no solution. Of course, now we have a problem with the FBI playing footsy with domestic kittens now while an islamic jihadist Tiger is licking its lips waiting to eat the Kittens and the FBI. Not to mention these groups whenever they organize or have public meetings violent leftists come to town to attack them with metal pipes, skateboards, rocks, slingshots and an occational firebomb. Don't believe this, check out what happened in York, PA a few years ago or Baltimore, MD with a group called the Anti-racist action that attacked members of these groups with anything that wasn't nailed down all the while violating anti-mask laws infront of police officers. I'm sure you don't want to end up having to deal with them too, and btw, those leftists believe the chickens are coming home to roost in reguards to Jihadists, funny thing is they'll be the first easiest targets these jihadists will use to make examples out of on our own soil. You can mark my words on that.
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Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 24, 2005 12:17 PM
As to blacks, we have decided life without Black Americans would be boring. What would life be like without basketball, football, hip hop and rap music. Black is cool. The new Klan welcomes our black brothers with open arms. Together we will protect America.
ps. you still can't wear the ropes nor run for grand wizzard but it's a start.
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Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 25, 2005 10:03 AM
Bismillah irahman irahim… in the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful.
I am a Muslim, a patriotic, American-born, anti-terrorist, Muslim. I believe in Allah, his mercy, and his prophets. I believe in the mission of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh)*. However… I care nothing for the phony fahtwahs* of mad-mullahs. I denounce the scholars-for-petrol-dollars, the jihad ravings of insane, homicide bombers, and the Wahabi House-of-Saud fraud. I will stand against all terrorist activities, completely, with no apologetic, leftist, misgivings.
I state, unequivocally, that terrorism and wanton murder of innocents is not a part of Allah’s religion of Islam, nor a sunnah* of his blessed prophet Muhammad (pbuh). I state this to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This madness is not a radical interpretation of Islam. It is a deliberate, heretical, misinterpretation of the Holy Qur’an by power-hungry, Islamic-Fascist gangsters who care nothing for the words of Allah or his prophets! It is Fascism*. I have been warned by other Muslims not to use this word... but the oppressive and brutal dictatorships that foster terrorism can be called nothing else. In this repressive, terrorist view of Islam there is no communion of man and God…no beautiful mingling of soul and spirit…no soft, sweet smells so beloved by the Prophet (pbuh)…. Never. The smell of this type of Fascist Islam is the smell of violence and death…the smell of blood and burning.
The Islamic-Fascist madmen deny the holiness of life, and by this, deny the source of this holiness…the true reality of a living God. These deniers of truth are the perpetrators of terrorism. They are more concerned with their hatred of life than with the love of Islam. They are the frightened murderers who fear elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, blow themselves and their children up and murder innocent children in Russia on the first day of school. Their hatred and brutality is a distortion of Islamic faith. In reality it is the oppressors' fear of retribution by the oppressed that perpetuates Islamic-Fascism. They brutalize their own people into submissive Islam…dehumanize, demonize, strip them of rights, add new laws, restrict movement and attempt to control them by whatever means possible to prevent an uprising. It leads to a forced and angry envy, not an awakening of the spirit or an enlightenment of the soul. Their concept of Islam always leads to a dark and angry repression that walks with terror…with horrors and nightmares…slit throats and burned bodies. It’s not connected with the peace and beauty of Allah and his mercy, but with the satanic, pagan drinking of blood, human sacrifice and the sanctification of god by dying in agony and pain. A much more vile thing than to murder a man is to sell him suicide as a virtue.
I renounce them! I denounce them! I refuse to side with the weak, scared Muslims of this country and the phony Wahabi Saudi-funded Imams who tell me that these murderers are my Muslim brothers in need of understanding. No! I denounce them! They are not my Muslim brothers. They are evil followers of Satan, the sycophants and lackeys of the Wahabi House-of-Saud fraud. I denounce the mad Mullahs, the shaky Sheiks and the Arab Islamic-Fascist that have falsified history and falsified our Qur’an.
I denounce the so-called Islamic organizations such as C.A.I.R. (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) who are constantly telling Muslims in America that they are in danger from some sort of non-existent plot to defame Islam. These fear-mongering organizations succeed because their followers are too ignorant of their own religion and history to see them as liars and hypocrites.
CAIR should be helping Muslims to become part of the “American Fabric”, to co-operate, and integrate into our society. Instead, CAIR pushes them into a kind of emotional helplessness, trying to force upon them the unpleasant gratification of feeling themselves victims…victimized…but at the same time fill them with a sort of lurking, sardonic consciousness that the “victim” is stronger than the “victimizer” In the end they want the victims to pull down their victimizer like a pack of hyenas on an unwary lion… AMERICA. The victimization, however, is false…it doesn’t exist. The real victimizer is CAIR itself…they know it and the Muslims are their victims in this case…. Cursed are the falsely meek…don’t let them inherit the earth. Expose their Wahabi Saudi backed agenda. MUSLIMS ARE NOT IN DANGER FROM AMERICA OR IN AMERICA! AMERICA AND MUSLIMS ARE IN DANGER FROM CAIR!
I stand tall with the beautiful men and women who follow the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in peace and tolerance. I stand with Muslims who have the love for Allah and the light of his prophets on their faces. I stand with our American troops who have done more for Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia than any Muslim countries in the world.
The oppressive, coercive, angry Islam practiced by Islamic despots and their assassins has never been successful and never will be successful. The brutal dictatorships it breeds have never saved anyone; it has never made anything better for any country or people. It can’t save Iraq and it hasn’t in the past…it can’t save Afghanistan and it hasn’t in the past…it hasn’t saved Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sudan, Syria or Iran. The list of repressive and brutal Islamic-Fascist regimes goes on…and on…
I denounce you… you madmen who hide behind my Islam. I reject you… you cowardly thugs who subvert the word of Allah to foster your gangster regimes while holding in ignorance and oppression millions of Muslims in your own countries. You are all heretics and apostates, betrayers of the faith of Islam! You hold in submission and terror the Muslim people of your countries and deny them the rights given by Allah and brought to this world by the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The enemies of Islam are not outside of Islam; the enemies of Islam are not “The Jewish Media” or “the American-Zionist Conspiracy”… the enemies of Islam are the phony clerics, the assassins in the name of Allah, the insane suicide-bombers and the gangster royal families that are the lackeys of the Wahabi Islamic-Fascist movement so prevalent in the world today. The victims are not only the innocent people murdered by these maniacal heretics, but also the millions of Muslim people subjugated and oppressed by their Muslim leaders.
My prayers are for all these victims…I stand with the American people and my country. America is being stabbed in the back by those offered the chance of freedom and an escape from tyranny. I am ashamed of and apologize for the evil, howling, minority who attack us in the name of the same religion I am free to practice in America…Islam.
I call on all righteous people Muslim and non-Muslim, the world over, to stand up and denounce this insanity perpetrated in the name of God. I call on all Muslims to separate themselves, loudly and publicly, from these heretics and terrorist betrayers of God and Islam.
Ibrahim Abdul Mu’min
NY Chapter President of Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism
*(pbuh) = peace be upon him, said by Muslims after mentioning the prophets name
*fahtwahs = religious decisions given by learned Muslim scholars
*sunnah = the habits and lifestyle of the prophet
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.
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Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 25, 2005 01:48 PM
The equipment this kid had was given to him with instructions by Al Qaida members. Either way, he got in the wrong crowd. He was held for 20 months in Saudi Arabia (bs on the torture) because someone learned what he was planning to do. Now he's here, been to court and has been arraigned.
My question is, is how come his parents didn't know what he was doing and planning?
I know I put the story simply but sometimes it's just easier to do that without going into all the other stuff.
Throw away the key!! And I would charge his parents as co-conspirators.
Posted by: firstbrokenangel at February 25, 2005 10:07 PM
I can be objective as I am not Christian or Muslim.
My friend Bourdon is Chistian so is naturally more skeptical. You know, my team is better than your team.
My God is America and Yoda is his prophet. All blessings to him.
Ever read one of Dr Jack Shepard tirades?
Posted by: greyrooster at February 26, 2005 02:12 AM
Mr. Mu'min: I mean no disrespect to you as a human being, but I have huge issues with Islam that I won't get into here. However, I applaud your attitude toward the terrorists. I also applaud your bravery in denouncing these goons. That's what makes this country great--we are free to believe what we want--right or wrong, and are free to debate it, to try to convince others of out views, etc., but are NOT free to kill others with whom we disagree. Which is how we--you, me, Greyrooster, who fought to defend these very rights, and many others on this site--differ from the murdering terrorist zealots against whom you rightly rail in your post. Stay safe and be careful.
Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 26, 2005 02:09 PM
Slow today. You be.
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Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at February 28, 2005 12:40 PM
Attending those games was always creepy because of the insular and unfriendly behavior of the boys' and their parents--usually mothers. Our boys were convinced that they were being taunted and cursed at in Arabic. League custom called for congratulatory handshakes after games were over. The ISA boys did not do this; instead, they acted as if the American boys did not exist and simply left the field.
ISA is housed in a building leased from the Fairfax County Public Schools. It is the historic Mount Vernon High School, which was replaced by a larger and more modern facility about a mile away in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Over the years there have been proposals to renovate the structure and turn it into a new middle school. At some point ISA began leasing it and they have leased it ever since. I assume (but do not know) that the Fairfax County Public Schools is paid handsomely.
I was inside ISA on one occasion in about 1996. Because of reconstruction at the (new) Mount Vernon High School, the theater space was not available for a high school choral concert. The choral music director secured permission to use space at ISA for the evening. I recall passing armed guards at the front door and that there was a metal detector, though we did not have to pass through it. The building was divided into a boys' wing and a girls' wing.
The performance space appeared to be a rectangular cafeteria. There were flags from many nations mounted on the walls. I recognized seveal Arab nations but did not recognize them all. On the stage where a normal Virginia high school would have an American flag and a Virginia flag, I recall a Saudi flag on one side and a green flag with a white crescent on the other.
On one of the long walls was a very large map of the greater Middle East. Each nation was painted a different color, and each was labeled in Arabic and with a miniature flag. The entire area where Israel is located, including Israel proper, the West Bank and Gaza, was identified with the flag of the Palestinian Authority. I remember pointing out the map to my wife and making a wisecrack that it probably did not comply with the standards of learning for geography of the Virginia Department of Education.
Learning about the ISA connection in this case did not surprise us at all. Certain of the 9/11 attackers used our local library to conduct research. The macabre real estate joke hereabouts is that because of our proximity to ISA we are sure to be safe from any future attack.
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Posted by: mikail salaudeen at May 30, 2005 12:28 PM
Dear brothers,i am a boy of 18 and a poor boy in ghana.I with my family has chosen islam and have accepted mohammed(pbuh)as the messanger of Allah,and has beleive in the books of Allah.Iam please to inform u that ineed free education an i need help please kindly do anything to help the poor achieve his aim.Plese am on my knees begging for help.The quran says ask and it shall be given knock and it shall be open.
thank u i hope i will here from u soon.
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