August 18, 2006, - 3:57 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Back in January, when the ACLU filed its lawsuit contesting the legality of warrantless wiretaps by the NSA, I wrote about who the Plaintiffs are–several of whom are a bunch of Islamofascist lawyers including a blatant liar Mohammed Abdrabboh, who lied in sworn documents (and should probably be disciplined for it).
Today, on his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh read this part of the January column on the air (THANKS, RUSH!):
Then, there is Mohammed Abdrabboh, a Palestinian attorney and ACLU of Michigan Board Member.
Not only does he represent a number of accused terrorists, he lied in signed documents about it. In the ACLU lawsuit, Abdrabboh’s ACLU claims:
86. As part of his criminal defense practice, Mr. Abdrabboh has represented and continues to represent people the government has suspected of allegedly having some link to terrorism or terrorist organizations.
But in a grievance Abdrabboh filed against ME to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (designed to deny my right to free speech and get me to change this column about him–I didn’t and won’t), a year ago, Abdrabboh wrote (and signed his name to) the following:
Without hesitation, I affirmatively state that I have never represented anyone accused of terrorism or money laundering. I can also affirmatively state that I have never represented or consulted with anyone accused/suspected/indicted of money laundering, let alone money laundering to finance Al-Qaeda. . . . Debbie Schlussel will not be able to provide the ADB [Attorney Discipline Board] with a single court appearance, document or public record that would indicate that I have ever represented a suspected terrorist or money launderer.
Hmmm . . . I think a grievance against Abdrabboh for lying either in Court or to the Grievance Commission is appropriate.
In fact, Mohammed Abdrabboh represented Gamil Manea Ahmed Al-Najar, arrested in December 2002 in raids by then U.S. Customs (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement–ICE) for operating a money-laundering business, Najjar Money Transfer, through Dix Dollar Mart–one of six businesses believed to have transmitted as much as $50 million per year to Yemen, in violation of the Patriot Act and other reporting requirements. Customs Agents told me they believed the money was going to finance terrorist activities, likely Al-Qaeda. Abdrabboh is listed as Al-Najar’s attorney on the federal court docket.
So we know only one thing for sure about Mohammed Abdrabboh: He is a liar.
What we also know is that many of his clients are involved with terrorist and other nefarious activities. He appeared at the arraignment for two Palestinian and Lebanese clients accused (and later convicted) of chopping a Jordanian Palestinian to death. All three were under investigation by the FBI for mortgage and real estate fraud and were suspected of sending the proceeds “back home” to the Mid-East for assorted nefarious activities.
Abdrabboh is heavily involved with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which openly praises Hezbollah–the terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians in Lebanon. In the West Bank, Abdrabboh made a career of legitimizing Palestinian terrorists in his work for Al-Haq, the Palestinian version of the ACLU (only worse, if that’s possible). In work for the United Nations, he co-authored a report on the “Syrian Golan.” (The Golan is in ISRAEL.) Clearly, this man has a political agenda, not friendly to the United States or our key Mid-East ally.
Spying? Taping phone calls? Abdrabboh doesn’t have a problem with that either, when he’s the one doing it. On September 7, 2004, the same day he filed his phony grievance against me, Abdrabboh had one of his friends, a man identifying himself as “Casey Khalil” call me and try to entrap me in a taped phone call. But it didn’t work. The man, whose number came up as “Khalil Companies” on my caller ID, claimed he was a client of Abdrabboh for his mortgage company’s problems with the State of Michigan and wanted information on him.
The ACLU lawsuit claims:
88. The Program has inhibited communications between Mr. Abdrabboh
and his family and friends because he is less candid about his political views and avoids saying things that are critical of the U.S. government over the telephone or through email.
Puh-leeze. Abdrabboh is a vocal member of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, appointed by Michigan’s liberal Democrat governor, Jennifer Granholm. There was a meeting of his commission since the NSA program was disclosed in The New York Times, and he is as vocal as ever. All of these attorneys had a press conference in Detroit, yesterday, upon the filing of the suit. Contrary to being silenced, they couldn’t seem to shut up.
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