March 12, 2008, - 3:34 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Minneapolis Ciggie Smugglers Are HAMASniks; Over $2.5 Mill in MN Taxes Likely Went to HAMAS Operations
By Debbie Schlussel
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Last week, I told you about members of the Al-Esawi and Wazwaz families who were convicted of cigarette smuggling and tax fraud of over $2.5 million in Minnesota. (One of them used the alias, “Anthony Stallone.”) Like Hezbo convicts before them, they smuggled ciggies into the Minneapolis area that they bought in another state with little or no cigarette taxes. Then, they pocketed the difference–the exorbitant cigarette taxes that were supposed to go to the State of Minnesota.
As usual, the article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune did not mention that these men were Muslims or Arabs or tied to terrorism. But I figured they were, and when I wrote about this, I asked which terrorist group they were doing this for–Hezbollah or HAMAS? Well, I got my answer.
Adel Wazwaz a/k/a Adel Salem:
HAMAS Poet Has Cigarette Smuggling Family in Minnesota
My intelligence sources in the region inform me that the Al-Esawi and Wazwaz families are related by marriage and made up of Palestinians active at some of the highest levels of HAMAS, some of whom moved to Minnesota. One of them is even a Palestinian terrorist “poet,” Adel Wazwaz a/k/a Adel Salem. He appears to be the same Adel Salem who was convicted in the cigarette tax fraud. And for certain, his close relatives were the ones I wrote about who were indicted, convicted, and sentenced, sadly to only about two years (which means they’ll do far less. Here’s what one of my sources told me about Adel Wazwaz/Salem:
Adel Mohammad Wazwaz, a poet who wrote a lot of poetry and books in support of the Palestinian cause lives in Minnesota. Adel Wazwaz, whose full name is Adel Mohammad Abd Al-Ruhman Ali Hasan Salem Wazwaz, also sometimes goes by the name Adel Salem. I am sure the money from the cigarette scam went to support terror groups like HAMAS and offshoots of it.
Wazwaz was in Jerusalem and came to the U.S. with his parents in 1976. He studied here and was traveling back and forth to Jerusalem. He was arrested twice by the IDF in 1985 and served 29 months in Beer Sheva and Nafha prisons for his support and activities with the Palestinian terror groups. After his release and in 1987, he was put under house arrest for six months on the condition to report daily to a police station. His books and poetry, some of which he wrote in prison, are great inspiration for the Palestinian terrorists. He published some books in Beirut and his writing is published in Palestinian papers on the net. He came back to the U.S. permanently in 1989.
How the heck does that happen? Get out of Israeli prison after terrorist activity, get welcomed to the U.S. The deafness, dumbness, and blindness of our country continues to be jaw-dropping.
The Al-Esawi family is originally from what they call “Palestine,” but are spread throughout the Arab world with the surname Wazwaz.
The Wazwaz family lives in what they call “the West Bank,” in the Hebron/Jerusalem area/Khorbet Kelkas which is east of the Drom Har settlement, ie., in the area of Judea and Samaria.
Yup, and they’ve long since invaded our country. Splendid.
**** UPDATE, 03/13/08: Check out Adel Salem’s biography (in Arabic). He wrote a book in 2006, called, “For the Eyes of the Green Card.” Hello . . . ? It was published in Beirut.
Also, check out this aerial map of houses of the Wazwaz family in Hebron (they’re calling it “Al Khalil”), not far from the Palestinian Polytechnic University, a/k/a “HAMAS U”–a hotbed of HAMAS members, activity, and recruitment.
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