April 30, 2010, - 8:05 pm
I’ve said it a gazillion times on this site and elsewhere. American Muslims are no different, no more “moderate” than their fellow co-religionists around the world. In fact, they are every bit as radical and every bit the cheerleaders of terrorism against Americans and other innocent Westerners.
Casio: Official Watch of Al-Qaeda,
Purchased by Indicted American MuslimTerrorists Who Planned to Blow Up US Sites
And, today, the Justice Department announced some more fine American specimens of my point. Here are the key excerpts from the press release, announcing
the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. . . .
According to the Indictment unsealed today:
In February 2008, EL-HANAFI traveled to Yemen, where he met with two members of al Qaeda. While in Yemen, EL-HANAFI swore an oath of allegiance to al Qaeda, received instructions from al Qaeda on operational security measures, and received assignments to perform for al Qaeda. Three months later, in May 2008, EL-HANAFI met with another individual (“CC-1”) in Brooklyn to discuss CC-1 also joining al Qaeda. HASANOFF—who had previously received $50,000 from CC-1—and EL-HANAFI had additional discussions with CC-1 about joining al Qaeda, and EL-HANAFI later accepted an oath of allegiance on behalf of al Qaeda from CC-1. During about the same time period, EL-HANAFI purchased a subscription for a software program that enabled him to communicate securely with others over the internet.
In June 2008, EL-HANAFI directed CC-1 to perform various tasks for al Qaeda. And at that time, HASANOFF instructed CC-1 not to use his U.S. passport when traveling because a U.S. passport with fewer immigration stamps would be more valuable to al Qaeda.
Additionally, in August 2008, HASANOFF traveled to New York City where he performed assignments for al Qaeda. The following year, in April 2009, EL-HANAFI purchased seven Casio digital watches over the internet on behalf of al Qaeda and had them delivered to his residence in Brooklyn, New York.
It doesn’t say this in the indictment or any press reports, but I will say it: these men were planning to blow something up here in America. The purchase of the watches says it all. As I’ve noted on this site many times before, is that the Casio digital watches are used for timing devices on explosives. As I’ve noted, Islamic terrorists Ramzi Youssef and Ahmed Ressam used them in their successful and attempted terrorist attacks. What were these guys planning to blow up? Perhaps the New York Subway, like Najibullah Zazi was planning.
EL-HANAFI, 33, is a U.S. citizen who was born and lived in Brooklyn, New York. HASANOFF, 34, is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, who also resided in Brooklyn, New York.
The defendants are each charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney PREET BHARARA said: “As alleged in the Indictment, Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff conspired to modernize al Qaeda by providing computer systems expertise and other goods and services. El-Hanafi is also alleged to have traveled to Yemen to meet with al Qaeda members face-to-face.”
Only 15 years? PUH-LEEZE. These guys should be facing life for certain and probably a death sentence for treason . . . if we were really serious about fighting Islam and its terrorism.
Sadly, we aren’t. Every Muslim carrying an American passport is desirable to perform these same kinds of tasks for Al-Qaeda. And many are willing to do them.
All should be under suspicion. Unfortunately, few are.
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