August 28, 2008, - 3:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On Sunday, I was at a Detroit area gun-shop and shooting range, Target Sports. The people who own it have the surname Jihad. But they’re Chaldeans (Iraqi Catholics), so they probably had Muslims in their family way back when. They’re nice people.
While I had fun practicing shooting (Glock 19, my weapon of choice), what I saw when I was about to leave was kind of disturbing.
Readers know that I’m a strong proponent of the Second Amendment. But it was unsettling to see two very scary-looking Yemeni Muslim men shooing away one of their dumb, whitebread convert wives–in black full Islamic cover from head to toe on an 80-plus degree day–as they looked at new guns to buy. It’s scary because when I looked at the wife, I knew they were extremists.
It was even more frightening when I found out the two men are involved in the check-cashing and money transfer business in Hamtramck and Dearbornistan. Both cities are the hubs for Islamic terrorists and they use check-cashing and money transfers to get their money back home.
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After 9/11 then U.S. Customs agents raided several money transfer businesses in Dearbornistan for wiring over $50 million per year to terror central a/k/a Yemen and not reporting it under the Patriot Act. You know where the money was going–to nothing good.
When I was leaving the gun range, I saw the Muslim men’s white Oldsmobile Alero (license plate number BEF-7093) parked outside with the name “Aldwali Center” in English and Arabic on the door, as well as the phone number, (313) 297-4400.
I looked up Aldwali Center in State of Michigan records. Both Aldwali Center, Inc. and Aldwali Center I, Inc. are check-cashing and money transfer businesses owned by Dearborn resident, Abdo Almagdob a/k/a Abdo Almagdor. The Dearborn location–at the center of the Yemeni section of town on Dix Road–is also listed on one site as a grocery store. But it is registered with the State of Michigan with a primary purpose listed as “Money Transfer”. Ditto for the Hamtramckstan location.
So, my question is, to where is Abdo Almagdob/Almagdor transferring money from the heart of Islamic America? And is he reporting all the transfers? I wouldn’t bet on it.
For whom is he cashing checks? Where is the money going? Don’t bet that it’s being reported to the IRS.
The convert wife’s extremely devout Muslim garb is a hint. These guys are pretty likely into the jihad. Bet on it. And those guns they were looking at–well, it’s a scary thought for what they’ll be used.
Is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) looking into the money transfers of Aldwali Center, where the money is going, and whether it’s been reported? Don’t bet on it. Michigan/Ohio ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a Abu Moskowitz is too busy inviting “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad to his home and recruiting new extramarital girlfriends from Islamic welfare agencies.
I know of–and was consulted by ICE agents about–a giant Hawala (Islamic money transfer) of multi-millions of dollars to Kuwait that remains ongoing from Dearborn and Detroit. ICE knows that this money is probably funding terrorist activity. And ICE is not doing anything about it. The mosque of a top Iranian-tied Imam is involved. The imam has made several trips to Iran. Moskowitz knows about the Hawala, but it takes work to investigate it. And he simply doesn’t care. It won’t help him and his cozy pan-Islamist relationship.
The men involved in that Hawala are legally registered with the government to conduct money transfers. They’re just not reporting the millions they’re sending each week out of the country and into Kuwait, as required by law.
I wonder whether the Aldwali Center is engaged in similar activity. We’ll never know. Because no-one will investigate them.
But I know one thing: the idea of a lethal weapon in the hands of these scary people is not appealing. Don’t forget that in most Muslim countries, it’s difficult for non-Muslims to own guns. In Yemen, Jews are not even allowed to own handcrafted swords which they make for a living (for Muslims).
And the feds should be looking at the Aldwali Center, guns or not.