May 1, 2009, - 6:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Italy sucks. Sadly, this isn’t the first time that country has been soft on Islamic terrorists, and it won’t be the last.
Last summer, Italy freed another of the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacker/murderers, Ibrahim Fatayer Abdelatif.
Now, they’ve released the man who shot my friend, Lisa Klinghoffer’s dad, Leon, in cold blood, when he was a helpless 69-year-old in a wheelchair celebrating his wedding anniversary. His crime: Being a Jew and an American.
One of the Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed a U.S. passenger in 1985 has been released after more than 23 years in jail in Sicily, officials said yesterday.
Youssef Magied al-Molqui, a member of the four-man team that hijacked the ship off Egypt, had been serving a 30-year sentence, which was reduced for good behavior.
He was convicted of shooting Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly Jewish man from New York, and ordering him to be dumped in the sea while in his wheelchair. Klinghoffer’s daughters and the Anti-Defamation League condemned Molqui’s early release.
These were Palestinian Islamic terrorists working at the direction of Abul Abbas a/k/a Abu Abbas.
Not that I believe things would be different if Molqui was in American federal prison. As I’ve noted before, I have credible information that another of the Achille Lauro hijackers is living in Dearbornistan, with the full knowledge and complicity of the U.S. government. And I even know his name.
Here is a letter Lisa Klinghoffer sent me on the 20th anniversary of her father’s murder:
Thank you so much! It has been a tough time for me this past week. We went to the cemetery and cried. I have tried to be so brave and stoic over the years and do the work that we do in Leon’s honor and memory. But sometimes, I just have “a moment,” and all families have to go through the same, as we do.
Thanks for remembering. I mean that’s what it’s all about: to remember and to educate so that perhaps one day ……….
I’m sure this news makes things tough, yet again, for the daughter of this innocent, disabled victim of Islamic terrorism aimed at Jews and Americans.
* Leon Klinghoffer: Important Anniversary Hardly Remembered
* Nauseating: Achille Lauro Hijacker, Murderer of Leon Klinghoffer Freed