August 10, 2006, - 12:17 am
All-American Terrorists: How Dearbornistan Boys Went From Football Field to Islamic Terror; TracFone Detonators & Passenger Lists
By Debbie Schlussel
The next time you’re told that all-American Muslim boys play football and are “just like us,” think again.
Take Ali Houssaiky of Dearborn, Michigan, currently residing in a holding cell in an Ohio jail.
In 2003, he was an Honorable Mention on the Michigan Class-A All-State Football Team. The Fordson High School Football Team he co-captained was hailed in USA Today for its observance of Ramadan fasting. In 2004, he got a full scholarship to play football at Grand Valley State University. And now in 2006, this All-American running back is a pot-smoking Islamic terrorist.
Just like us?
On Tuesday, Houssaiky, age 20, and his friend, Osma Sabhi Abulhassan (Osma is pronounced “Osama”), also 20 and also from Dearborn, were caught in Marietta, Ohio with several cellphones and about $10,000 in cash. They admitted to buying over 600 pay-as-you-go TracFone cellphones, removing the chips, and selling them to their “boss” for $5 (each) over the cost of the phones. The chips are used in bombs by Islamic terrorist groups and have been used to detonate many carbombs. And their “boss” is the subject of an open investigation by the FBI.
Washington County, Ohio Sheriff Larry Mincks–whose men arrested the two–says there are frequent visits to the area by Middle Eastern men driving rental cars usually from Michigan or Virginia, “trying to purchase as many TracFones as they can,” and shipping them to the Middle East. Now, I know why it’s so hard for me to find a TracFone. Store clerks at CVS et al say Arabs all over the Detroit area have been buying them out in bulk amounts.
Houssaiky and Abulhassan had a map with Wal-Marts that sold the phones circled all the way to North and South Carolina. And they lied to police about why they bought the phones. And they admitted to smoking pot, the least of the circumstances of concern.
Most disturbing, the two had private flight information, passenger lists and information, and other information concerning airport security checkpoints and flights in the American skies. For now, they have been charged with “money laundering to aid terrorism,” after initial arrests for obstructing official business after lying to police.
Their travel path for purchasing the phones is similar to that of convicted Hezbollah cigarette smugglers, who also traveled by vehicle from Michigan to North Carolina and back to launder money and send it to Hezbollah. But this time, it appears that more than laundering was being planned.
What were the two 20-year-old “All-American” kids going to do with the flight and passenger information? Why did they have it on their persons if they were driving, not flying? Were they planning a flight later on to another location along with the bomb-detonating cell-phone chips? Were the detonators meant for Iraq car bombs, bombs in Lebanon against Israeli soldiers, or for Americans right here on our shores?
After an arraignment hearing in an Ohio courtroom, Houssaiky shouted to reporters that he was “doing my job.” Just what was his “job”? Do Homeland Security and the FBI want to face facts that these are not the only two Muslim All-American boys raised in this country performing that “job”?
Houssaiky’s alma mater, Dearborn’s Fordson High School, is the most Muslim populated public high school in America. Hate is prevalent in the tax-funded school, and many of its students have been participating in the pro-Hezbollah rallies in town. The school is “Hezbollah High.” Did Houssaiky learn it is okay to participate in this “job” from his peers there? From his mosque? Or some other Dearbornistan institution?
In the face of mounting evidence against her brother, Diana Houssaiky claims the arrest of her brother is discrimination because “his name is Ali and his friends name is Osma.” Actually, the discrimination is that Washington County, Ohio Deputy Sheriffs–instead of immediately cuffing the potential terrorists–gave them bottled water and let them sit in the grass to drink it.
The Houssaiky family has called the Michigan American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee to complain about the arrest and ensuing investigation. The organization, headed by “former” Islamic terrorist and FBI award revokee Imad Hamad, is telling people “not to rush to judgment.”
600 cellphone chips. A boss under investigation by the FBI. $10,000 in cash. Passenger lists from flights and info on airport security checkpoints. Lying to police about it. They hail from Dearborn, home to thousands of Hezbollah-supporting Islamists. And we are not supposed to “rush to judgment”?
Actually, it’s proof that we’re not rushing to judgment enough in America.
And proof that playing football or being raised in America doesn’t always mean you’re “just like us.”
Sometimes it means you’re a terrorist in development.
More coverage from:
The Marietta Times
Detroit’s WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 (Print & Video)
West Virginia’s WTAP, See here also (Print & Video @ both links)
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