September 14, 2006, - 10:22 am

Me in the Washington Examiner on TracFonistan; Also TracFones & Football

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.)

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TracFone Suspect Ali Houssaiky’s Islam Tattoo

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?
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Tarek Saleh: Arab Who Played in the NFL

A very abridged version of Houssaiky’s friend’s e-mail is below (punctuation not his strong point):

— hady basha seven_35@hotmail.com wrote:
From: “hady basha” seven_35@hotmail.com
To: dschlussel@yahoo.com
Subject: hello
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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11 Responses

Debbie needs to keep tabs on this story.
Don’t let up.

Thee_Bruno on September 14, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Really? Trac Fonistan? I mean, Dearbornistan..that was cool. But then there was Hamtramckstan..and now this? I think people get your point with out throwing “-istan” all over the place. Not trying to be a dick or anything, but it gets kind of lame/annoying.

Descent on September 14, 2006 at 1:43 pm

How’s about Detroitistan? How’s about those two cities in New Jersey: Patersonistan, and Jersey Citistan?

Thee_Bruno on September 14, 2006 at 1:57 pm

Hey, there’s plenty of cities that qualify an -istan title. It just kind of loses it’s..unique charm..when it’s applied to everything.

Descent on September 14, 2006 at 2:02 pm

Well, it keeps us aware of where the barbarian enclaves are located.

Thee_Bruno on September 14, 2006 at 3:04 pm

Eh, true. But you don’t want to be known as the “-istan” journalist.

Descent on September 14, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Actually Descent while it may grow old with all the -stans, I think that’s the point, to show how much they are taking over. It’s not the Muslims who just came here for a better life either, it’s the ones wearing the long robes, sandals and skull caps with their women completely covered who want Sharia.
Houstonistan, Falls Churchistan, really I guess that should be Falls Mosque, Lodistan, Stocktonistan, High Pointeistan, Columbusistan, Redstonistan, Fremontistan, Beavertonistan, Irvingistan, these are just some I can name off the top of my head.

Minnie Mouse on September 14, 2006 at 7:12 pm

There’s Musin Muhammad (probably mispelled it), the Wide Receiver in the NFL as well.
MUHSIN MUHAMMAD IS NOT AN ARAB. HE’S A BLACK MUSLIM, OF WHICH THERE ARE PLENTY IN THE NFL. THE E-MAILER CLAIMED HOUSSAIKY WANTED TO BE THE FIRST ARAB DRAFTED BY THE NFL. I ONLY MENTIONED SOME ARABS WHO WERE DRAFTED BY THE NFL TO SHOW THAT HE’S A LITTLE LATE (NONE OF THEM WERE MUSLIM, WHICH HOUSSAIKY IS, BUT THE E-MAIL SAID HE WANTED TO BE THE FIRST “ARAB” DRAFTED BY THE NFL).
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Craig C on September 15, 2006 at 7:35 am

I didn’t really get the point of “Dearbonistan” you seem like an Educated woman, there is not one “Arab” country with the Name “STAN” in it!

Also from what i gathered you are saying that “Muslims” are pretty much all bad people..and for a Muslim to be good he has to drink and have tatoos ect..lol! This doesn’t make any sense..Listen i understand you are someone who sees alot of what the media portrays Muslims out to be, this is a very poor portrayal, they show the “Red Necks” of Islam…See first it was the “Indians” then it was the “Asians” then it was the “Russians” now its the “Muslims”

I just hope you can look at the Real picture and not judge Islam by our “Red Necks” Thanks!

PS: Your talking about Arab or Muslim, Football players, watch for Ahmed Mokhtar currentley playing for USC, he’s not Arab he’s Egyptian, but close enough!

Tarek M. Salah on September 24, 2009 at 6:20 am

ali nahli tacos

hady basha on October 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

what up hady basha

nfl2010 on November 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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