March 13, 2007, - 1:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Three Rochester “businessmen” willingly sent $200,000 to what they thought was a terrorist group. Guess what religion they are?
Samoan? Nope. Fijian? Nope. Icelanders? Nope. Christians? Nope. “Evil Zionists”? Nope. The Bahai Faith? Nope. Hmmm . . . what could their religion be and why would it matter? After all, we shouldn’t be bigoted against a specific religion. And every religion has its terrorists, right?
Yehia Ali Ahmed Alomari, 26; Mohamed Al Huraibi, 49; and Saleh Mohamed Taher Saeed, 27 (two Mohammed’s–they’re Jews, right?) appeared before a federal magistrate, yesterday, after being charged with conspiring to launder money and laundering monetary instruments because they tried to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to HEZBOLLAH.
More from Central New York’s WSTM/NBC 3/CW 6:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Three Yemeni businessmen in Rochester have been charged with sending 200-thousand dollars overseas in the belief that it would go to an Islamic terrorist group. . . .
Federal authorities say the men willingly sent the money after being told by an undercover agent that the funds would help Hezbollah. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the money actually was sent to accounts controlled by the federal government.
Federal officials say the sting was set up after one of the small business owners sent more than 12 (m) million dollars overseas during a two-year period.
A lawyer for one of the accused said his client believed he was helping send money to relatives in Yemen.
Gee, I wonder where the $12 million–which one of them already sent overseas–went. Hint: Hassan Nasrallah didn’t use all of it to buy new lingerie. Most of it went to weaponry and other items needed, I’m sure.
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