September 27, 2010, - 4:14 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Who is Hatem Abudayyeh?: Meet the FBI-Raided Palestinian “Activist” & Terrorism Financier

By Debbie Schlussel

While I was away for the Jewish holiday, last week, the FBI raided the homes of several Midwestern “anti-war activists,” including Hatem Abudayyeh, the head of the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network.  Subpoenas served on the activists sought information on payments made to Abudayyeh and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Islamic terrorist group which has been responsible for several homicide bombings in Israel, as well as the murder of Israeli Tourism Minister, Rehavam Ze’evi.  I’m not surprised at all by this and wondered what took so long, as I’ve been following Abudayyeh for years, know a lot of inside dirt on the guy, and once spoke to him and members of his Muslim-dominated tax-funded Arab welfare agency (AAAN), as part of an undercover investigation into Medicaid fraud with which I was working with the FBI.  The guy is clearly working with Islamic terrorists and helping aid the extremist Muslim infiltration into America, and he’s been doing so for years.

Here’s what you don’t know about Hatem Abudayyeh, and you won’t read in any press accounts:

*  Hatem Abudayyeh’s two brothers-in-law were Palestinian Islamic terrorists from El Jib, in the so-called “West Bank.”  One of them martyred himself in Israeli prison where he was sent after being convicted of terrorist acts during the Intifada (the Palestinian uprising).  Another brother-in-law, Jihad Saadeh, has been a terrorist leader in the Palestinian youth terrorist movement.  He spent three years in an Israeli prison for his terrorist activities.

*  Abudayyeh’s Palestinian parents founded the first Arab (actually, MUSLIM-DOMINATED) community center in Chicago, and the family’s vocal support for Islamic terrorist groups goes back decades.

*  Abudayyeh’s wife, Naima Saadeh, met Abudayyeh when his parents sent him to “Palestine” to choose a wife.  Her brothers are the terrorists identified above.  Ms. Saadeh is a graduate of Al Quds University a/k/a Terrorist U.  Her mother goes by the name “Um Mujahed”–Mother of the Jihad Fighter.  She works and has worked for two decades in Dar Al-Tiffil orphanage, an orphanage which houses some of the children of Palestinian “martyrs” a/k/a terrorists.

*  In a completely frightening development, Abudayyeh’s wife, Ms. Saadeh, works in a Chicago-area Jewish community center daycare.  Wanna trust your kid with her?  Only if you’re a moron.

*  A documentary about Abudayyeh and his wife showed Abudayyeh repeatedly denouncing America while he was in the so-called West Bank looking to marry Saadeh.  His statements were typical of those who hate America and support Islamic terrorism, a description that perfectly fits Abudayyeh.

*  Abudayyeh’s agency, which receives a good deal of taxpayer money, is involved in helping pregnant Muslim aliens come to America to have their babies here and obtain birthright citizenship, courtesy of Medicaid.  During an investigation in which I was involved, I phoned Abudayyeh and his staff and they assured me that they could arrange for me–posing as a pregnant illegal alien Muslim woman–to illegally get Medicaid and phony Social Security numbers so that I could have my fictional baby here courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer and obtain citizenship for my yet-to-be-born child. In addition to this, Abudayyeh’s agency is also heavily involved in helping Muslim illegal aliens infiltrate the United States.

*  As I’ve noted on this site before, a fundraising dinner hosted by Abudayyeh, to raise money for his agency, featured a Milwaukee youth dance troupe, Sanabel Al-Quds, which features simulated beheadings of American, British, and Israeli soldiers in its performances.

* Abudayyeh’s wife, Ms. Saadeh has said,

I don’t want to live in America, I don’t want to have an American passport, I don’t want to have a green card. I just want to have my Palestinian ID and that’s it, because Palestine still lives inside of me, so I don’t feel any loyalty to here [America].

Hey, just like hubby. Sadly, she’s given birth for him, and can now teach her progeny the same hate she and her husband have for the country where they live, the same hate her terrorist brothers had.

Hatem Abudayyeh and his wife have made trips back to El Jib, the Palestinian Islamic terrorist hotbed. What did they do there? Whom did they see? How much money did they take to Islamic terrorists from the PFLP? Was Saadeh’s surviving terrorist brother involved?

And where the heck has the FBI been for the last 10 years, since 2000, while Abudayyeh has been openly involved in all of this?

Well, better late than never. But how many innocent people died because of Hatem Abudayyeh’s PFLP terrorist funding . . . while the FBI waited and stalled?

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33 Responses

Once again, Debbie Schlussel had the inside scoop before anyone else in the media. Bravo for your reporting!

Fred Taub on September 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    “* In a completely frightening development, Abudayyeh’s wife, Ms. Saadeh, works in a Chicago-area Jewish daycare center.”

    Well, let’s see: the Mission is Do Harm. She’s just waiting for the murder order on those children.

    Will liberal Hebrews dare to muddy the waters and remove their children? Or will the children be sacrificed at the altar of political correctness?

    As goes on September 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    “Scoop”? No…but it at least RHYMES with “scoop.”

    Just another 2-minute HATE from Debbie the pinhead.

    Mittens on September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      You are a dilweed.

      Dean on September 28, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Debbie missed this scoop…. it seems the folks at the Bureau Of the Famous And Incompetent gave a tour to a Hamas terrorist… Kiphah Mustafa.

    Goes to show that Islamist butt-kissing has reached absurd levels in our country’s security agencies.

    So now Hamas knows where the anti-terrorism cops are and the strategies they use to fight the bad guys!

    Congratulations, FBI! Hamas and Hezbollah could use all the morons in your ranks to inflict maximum damage upon America!

    So much for winning the war on Islamic terrorism in this country.

    NormanF on September 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    This must be a joke. I am laughing my guts out because this is so absurd. So…constructed. Like some kind of Hollywood movie or something scripted. It’s just not even a little accurate. I am a Chicagoan. Born and raised in the rural conservative midwest, work for a reputable UK law firm now, am in my mid-thirties, have an MBA, vote Republican, love America, and love genuinely celebrating the high holidays and Passover, Purim festival and childrens’ bar and bat mitzavahs with my many jewish friends, too. I went to Catholic confirmation classes at age 16 and half my friends went to Israel for the summer. It was so cool to share experiences. And wonderful to be so free to have such diverse friendships. And today I have the same friends while I am a very close friend to the whole Abudeyyah family and have been for many years. They certainly don’t hold any social or political biases themselves, don’t judge others at all and have been pursuing the American dream as a textbook example. Hatem is just a regular American guy, a family man with a beautiful baby daughter, a great sweet wife who is loved by all, and a wonderful set of brothers and sisters who work hard at regular American jobs just like you and me. A few in New Jersey, some in Chicago. Hatem is not some radical Muslim who drops to pray 5 times a day and spews hate. That is beyond hilarious to even consider. He smokes, drinks beer, loves the White Sox and loved the The Who, Led Zepplin, is really balanced and wise, and was a massively successful athlete (football) in high school. Scholarship offer from UCLA. His dad drove a taxi in Chicago and sold insurance – did NOT found any kind of radical organization. His dad is possibly just like your dad, I promise. Putters in the garden, loves to read, has a million (normal white non-radical) friends, plays a little golf and just wants to enjoy his retirement. Hatem’s mom loves her many grandkids and her own children – and is truly almost dying from cancer at the moment – collects her China patterns and loves to cook, etc. This whole news item is just surreal because it is just not accurate. It’s a waste of time. You want to be afraid for the security and sanctity of jewish and mideast interests and worried ‘terrorism’? Start learning Mandarin Chinese, my friend. This ‘islamic’ terrorist bit is waaaaaay off the mark.

    J Bear on October 15, 2010 at 6:19 am

let’s see — terrorists wannabes and enablers making money off USA health care programs–easy enough now – just wait for OBAMACARE!!
now we see why it is so important to OBAMBI and Co to control

and Jewish employ her!!!!- of course- always trying to be “fair and JUST” wouldn’t want to discriminate against people who wanna kill you now, would we? —-DUPES and dhimmis

Debby- always on top of the stories
Thanks

Isahiah62 on September 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

oh yes forgot to add that HERE IS THE ABSOLUTE PROOF of what GZM and other “cultural or so called community centers” are REALLY FOR…. bases of operations for terror groups

Isahiah62 on September 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Thanks again Debbie, for being brave where the MSM were too timid
to go! Once again the acts of the “Religion of Peace” show how
devious and underhand it is. Let us hope the West wakes up to what the aims of this theocracy really are!!

Chriscarroll50 on September 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I clicked on the link and am wondering why some stupid American woman is aiding drug-pushing Marxist Colombian rebels.

Agen T on September 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Debbie: you continue to amaze me and educate me with each of your new articles. Also, when I need an intelligent resource I know that you are on the mark, and that I can trust you to tell the truth! Bravo to your bravery that continues to shine!!

Naomi Litvin on September 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I love how you sniff these bastards out. Hope the kid blows itself up when there’s a huge family reunion going on upstairs.

Samurai on September 28, 2010 at 12:11 am

I heard[can’t recall where I read it]that Hatem is affiliated with Rashid Khalidi??…kind of surprised Obama isn’t protecting his friends or is this just a smokescreen??

freedom4usa on September 28, 2010 at 1:50 am

Debbie, the PFLP is a Marxist secular terrorist group. It is NOT Islamic. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to remember that Israel faces terrorist and existential threats from both secular as well as Islamic countries and groups. The various factions of Islam as well as some secular and Christian Arabs that hate each other manage to unite when it comes to Israel. The PFLP was murdering Jews years before there was a such thing as Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

S: While PFLP was originally founded by Marxist secular Christian Arabs, it is now Muslim-dominated and working with HAMAS, etc. But your point here is one I’ve made many times–ie., that Christian Arabs are a problem and not blameless from involvement with Islamic terrorism. DS

Scott on September 28, 2010 at 2:37 am

The PLFP was founded by a Christian Arab.

S: I’m well aware of that and have pointed it out on my site. But that’s completely irrelevant to the fact that it is now Muslim-dominated and that Arab Muslim Hatem Abudayyeh is under investigation for funding it. DS

Scott on September 28, 2010 at 2:42 am

Debbie, can you please say which daycare it is? Is it the Kaplan JCC? Horwich? I have friends with kids in day care, and I’d like to be able to give them a head’s up.

L: Unfortunately, I do not know which one–only that it is in the Chicago area. DS

Lisa on September 28, 2010 at 8:32 am

    The day care the wife works for is NOT a “Jewish community center daycare”. Debbie might want to double check her facts first.
    Also the quote from her “I don’t want to live in America, I don’t want to have an American passport…etc.” with no source – looks like libel and slander, don’t know that its a true statement. If she has proof, that is a different matter- as long as the statement is in context.
    I am not saying that this is a good guy, or protecting him in any way. I am sure DS got her info right on this guy. I just don’t know that his wife got the same detailed investigation into her actions as his. She deserves at least that much before you throw her under the same bus.

    A Jew Concerned about slander on September 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

What is the “scoop” mittens? Please educate us. Until you do, I’ll stick with Debbie.

texag57 on September 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

Again, the “birth-right” citizenship issue (read scam) arises. The United States MUST amend the laws with respect to obtaining US citizenship simply due to birth — imo, if the parents are illegal, so too is the kid. So they can all be deported back to wherever they came from. Get rid of them — they have no “right” to live in the United States of America! The US needs to re-affirm the Rule of Law! not the Rule of Illegals! (This is what exists throughout Europe — if you’re born to illegals in a country, you’re illegal too, you don’t get “citizenship” — since when is the United States *more* liberal than Europe? What a travesty!)

J.S. on September 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

PFLP founded by Christian George Habash. AAAN also founded by Christian.

Okay, you are reporting on Hatem, how about the other 2 who were raided in Chicago? Stephanie was JEWISH! I don’t see you posting about how she is a “radical Jewish terrorist.”

L: Nice try, but I already pointed out that PFLP was founded by Christians and is now dominated and controlled by Muslims. So what? AAAN was founded by Hatem Abudayyeh’s parents, and they are Muslim. Nobody said there aren’t self-hating Jews. I write about them all the time. Big whoop. DS

Leila on September 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm

How can you say “this guy is clearly working for Islamic terrorists?” You have absolutely no proof of that. I would LOVE to know what terrorism he is doing while conducting these rallies?? Also you said how one of his brother in laws was a martyr but did not give his name suggesting to me that you made that up or that he really wasn’t a martyr because we definitely would have heard that on the news. You mentioned the word “terrorism or terrorist” 17 times in your article but did not explain what they did to deserve that title. I am Jewish and appalled by this article that downgrades our religion with only your opinions.

P.S. I am also offended by the Star of David that is on the right of this column. It reminds me of the swastika

Ira Horwitz on September 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

You say that even though the PFLP was founded by Christian Arabs, that now it is Muslim? I recall that the CHRISTIAN mayor of Ramallah, Janet Mikael, is PFLP.

Many Palestinian Christian clergy have also taken positions similar to the PFLP. But I guess you would call Archbishop Atallah Hanna, Archbishop Capucci, Archbishop Michel Sabbah all “terrorists”?

Leila on September 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Again, why do you not mention the JEWISH Chicago women who was raided. Why arent you callng her a “Jewish radical terrorist”?

Leila on September 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm

How appropriately named that fellow is.

Bronson on September 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

So. Hatem’s parents founded a radical political organization? His parents. Are you kidding?? Have you ever MET them? No offense to them, they are darlings, but his sweet blustery, bumbling, comical, sort of naive father could not navigate his way through the local Whole Foods in their Chicago neighborhood. You have clearly never met them and obviously have never met Hatem or his wife who is so so shy and would never make any sort of statement of political nature – she avoids taking sides in any conversation. You said something vague about meeting him “once” upon a time, but that is dubious at best clearly. You are just so far off. I am seriously embarrassed for you.

Do some real and neutral journalistic research, everyone, and you’ll see what his family is like. Normal Americans who are proud to be so. Judge for yourselves dispassionately. Please apply some critical thinking.

Maggie on October 15, 2010 at 6:41 am

So in my mind, even if these claims were proven false (and it looks like some of the commentators are doing that) the effect remains the same — you get to sully a guy’s name by calling him a terrorist, accusing his wife of plotting a murder, saying he went to a terrorist college, and erasing the name of the place he’s from (which was itself erased by Jordanians before you did — the West Bank is the Jordanian and UN term for that portion of the occupied territories, if you want to give it a Biblical name so you can justify Israeli land grabs then at least be explicit so we can tell you’re a religious extremist)

So even if the rest of us who aren’t smoking Zionist crack go in and do our homework the damage is already done. Like calling someone a child molester. Even if you prove the accusation false, the guy still has that label.

Also, Al Quds is not a terrorist college. They are a well-recognized University and, amongst other things, they run a dual-degree program with a prominent American college in New York.

In any case I think it’s safe to say this is hate speech. You don’t even use slurs to degrade Muslims, just calling them “MUSLIM” in capslock is supposed to be enough.

I’m glad the American public is slowly realizing how demented you have to be to believe in these sorts of blog entries and I’m glad to know that Mr. Abuddayyeh’s bank accounts were unfrozen earlier today.

JoeSchmack on May 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Well they got him again, guess she was right about him. She forgot the part about him being a friend of Obama,

Joe the Plumber on June 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

“Here’s what you don’t know about Hatem Abudayyeh, and you won’t read in any press accounts:”

The stuff you’re writing is simply a distortion of what you saw on the PBS Independent Lens documentary called The New Americans. Stop pretending like you’re some expert journalist. Credit your “sources” or be laughed at.

Hatem is an “Islamic terrorist”?! He must be very deep undercover as a red-blooded American when he’s knocking back alcohol in the documentary.

It can be said about this Debbie fruitcake that she’s, in fact, a Maoist, lesbian, child-torturer, whose brothers-in-law are FLDS leaders whose sisters wives leech of the US welfare system … but if I don’t show my sources then no one should believe it.

Any logical person can see that this story is complete defamation of character. Sue this fruitcake, Hatem.

Jibha Sha3biya on September 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

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