September 14, 2006, - 10:22 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Check out my column on TracFonistan in today’s Washington Examiner.
Remember the five multiple TracFone buyers in the Midwest? There’s far more to the story than you read in the press whitewash. Read how PC forces in the FBI, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy’s office, and the Michigan State Police pressured prosecutor Mark Reene and then bungled the case when they took it from him.
As for Ali Houssaiky and Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, the two suspects from Dearbornistan, their case is not over. A grand jury hearing on the matter was held in Ohio, last week.
When they were first arrested, I got a torrent of e-mail defending them from their Muslim friends in Dearbornistan. Among the most interesting was one from Houssaiky’s friend, Hady Basha, claiming Houssaiky is not religious and doesn’t care about Islam, so he couldn’t possibly be linked to terrorism. (Abulhassan was also charged with drunk and disorderly conduct once in Windsor, Canada.)
But several of the 19 hijackers gambled and drank alcohol–haram (forbidden) in Islam–before the 9/11 attacks (not to mention the prostitutes they “visited”). For a guy who doesn’t care about Islam, why did Houssaiky have halal meals for his week behind bars in Ohio? And why does he have a tattoo, pictured above, featuring a cedar tree with a koran atop it and a banner bearing the word “ISLAM” above it?
The e-mail went on to say that all Houssaiky cares about is becoming the first Arab drafted by the NFL, so that also somehow rules out his involvement in a terror plot. Well, Ali Houssaiky is a few decades too late. There have been many Arabs (and Muslims, too) drafted by the NFL, who’ve had long careers, including Jeff George, Bill George, and Doug Flutie. And there’s my good friend, Palestinian American Tarek Saleh (he’s Catholic; middle name Muhammad is his father’s), an all-around good guy (even if we don’t always agree). He spent five seasons in the NFL as a Fullback for the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns.
Get the picture?
A very abridged version of Houssaiky’s friend’s e-mail is below (punctuation not his strong point):
— hady basha firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
From: “hady basha” email@example.com
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 19:03:35 +0000
i can tell u alot about ali who is a close friend, Ali has a
dream 2 be the first american-arab 2 get drafted 2 the NFL, the kid does nothin but work out and football practice, ali as u say doesnt even practice islam, he doesnt pary or go 2 a mosque or anythin, he focus on his study , girl friend and football, and he once
mentioned that he would love 2 have his own buisness before he is 25 . now ali never ever cared about no terrorism or anything of that , and trust me he never done druggs in his life , coz he really seriously wanna be a football star
Again, read my column on TracFonistan for the full picture.
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