November 15, 2012, - 4:41 pm

Obama Quietly Removes HAMAS Terrorist Muhammad Salah From Terrorist List; May Get $1.4 Million in HAMAS/Qaeda Funds

By Debbie Schlussel

While Israel is forced, today, to defend its innocent civilians against hundreds of rockets in the non-stop war perpetrated by HAMAS, another HAMAS war is being won in America with the help of Barack Obama. On November 5th, the day before Election Day, Obama quietly removed HAMAS terrorist and Chicago resident Muhammad Salah from the Treasury Department Terrorist List. Salah was the conduit for Al-Qaeda financing of HAMAS. Salah sued the Department of Treasury in September, and when the answer to the lawsuit was due, the Obama administration chose to remove Salah from the terrorist list, rather than fight for what’s right. You cannot say much better for the Bush administration, which protected Salah every step of the way.


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Federal agents and the lawyer for the Boim family, whose son was murdered by HAMAS, didn’t know this was being done. And they are all outraged that this Islamic terrorist–who shouldn’t be walking free on American streets–is not only free, but now is no longer designated as an Islamic terrorist, which means he’s free to go about his business. Muslims are gloating.

Salah was convicted of funding HAMAS in Israel in 1993, after Israeli authorities found $95,000, which he admitted he was transporting to HAMAS, in his Jerusalem hotel room. He pleaded guilty and then spent four-and-a-half years in an Israeli prison, and America’s Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control put Salah on its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). This should have meant that Salah was not allowed back into the U.S. or that he served time in our prisons, as well. But it only meant that Salah would have difficulty getting a mortgage, opening a bank account, or getting a job without the government’s permission (permission that they rarely withheld). And HAMAS terrorist Salah walked America’s streets–the streets of Chicago, in his case–freely. Later, Salah was convicted of lying under oath in a lawsuit filed against him, the Holy Land Foundation, and other HAMAS terrorists and financiers. The lawsuit was filed by the family of David Boim, a 17-year-old American murdered by HAMAS. The Boims won a $156 million judgment against several of the parties, and at least one of the parties was founded by HAMAS CAIR chief, Nihad Awad.


While Salah was sentenced to 21 days in prison for his perjury and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and do 100 hours of community service, in the end, he got away with his HAMAS terrorist-financing activity. Idiotic Federal Judge Amy St. Eve even allowed him to vacation at Disney World. I spoke with the Boim family’s attorney, Nat Lewin, today. He did not know that Salah was taken off the terrorist list. I asked him about $1.4 million the government had also seized from Salah–money that came from Al-Qaeda and was earmarked for HAMAS (more on that, below)–and whether that money was taken from him to pay the judgment the Boims obtained. Lewin told me no and that Judge Richard Posner had somehow excused Salah from responsibility in the case.

I wrote about Salah back in 2004 in the New York Post (a longer version of which appears here), when I wrote about the FBI’s persecution and attempted firing of FBI agent Robert Wright, who had investigated Salah in the 1990s as part of a network of HAMAS and Al-Qaeda financiers, most of them in the United States. The operation was known as “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” Wright and former FBI agent John Vincent appeared on ABC News to discuss their outrage, after 9/11, that designated Islamic terrorists like Salah were still walking free in America, and the Bush administration refused to do anything about it. Salah was actually working as a college professor in the Chicago area, despite the fact that Wright and Vincent had gotten the government to seize $1.4 million from Salah which was given to him by major Al-Qaeda banker Yassin Al-Qadi (he’s also a designated terrorist), apparently to give to HAMAS.

Because Wright spoke out, he was endlessly harassed and persecuted by FBI brass, who tried to fire him. He begged for Operation Vulgar Betrayal to be re-opened because it involved Al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists in America, just as America was attacked and 3,000 Americans were murdered by Al-Qaeda in the 9/11 attacks. Wright’s investigations documented not only the terrorist money-laundering activities of Hamas political director Musa Abu Marzook and the Holy Land Foundation, now shut down for financing Hamas terrorism, but also the fact that Al-Qaeda was financing all of this. By investigating US companies like BMI, Wright uncovered the financial links between Hamas funding and Al Qaeda banker Yassin Al-Qadi, now a U.S. “Designated Terrorist”. Wright’s efforts resulted in the “global terrorist” designation of Muhammad Salah. But Wright’s investigations would “embarrass the Saudis” he was told by FBI brass who laughed at him, as I noted back in 2004. He was told to let sleeping dogs lie.

Justice Dept. officials tried to return $1.4 million Wright had seized and return it to Salah. Hamas political director Marzook was indicted on December 18, 2002 — only after the FBI learned Agent Wright would appear the next night on ABC’s “PrimeTime” to complain about Marzook and Salah. The Bush administration deported Marzook to safety in the Middle East, despite Wright’s insistence on keeping him in custody for prosecution. Marzook still lives freely in terror-host Syria, evading extradition. In retribution for Bob Wright’s public outcry about this, the FBI began an investigation of Bob Wright, and they instructed FBI Internal Affairs Unit Chief John Roberts to lie about it and create trumped-up allegations of misconduct, according to a letter Roberts wrote. In it, Roberts said that FBI Director Robert Mueller was in on the whole thing.

Because the FBI refused to reopen the Operation Vulgar Betrayal, the US Attorney’s office had no choice but to negotiate the return of the terror funds back to the terrorist–the $1.4 million back to Muhammad Salah. However, following the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago held on to the money. If the 9/11 attacks had not happened, the $1.4 million was going to be returned to Salah during October 2001 because of the FBI’s refusal to reopen the Vulgar Betrayal case. The FBI–FBI Chicago Special Agent in Charge Kathleen McChesney in particular–would not re-open the case and refused to work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to continue with the forfeiture process of the terror funds. Even after 9/11, the FBI refused to reopen the Salah case and only did so after Bob Wright went public in 2002.

The Boims should have received that money. And no one knows what has happened to it.

Now that Barack Obama has officially removed Muhammad Salah from the terrorist list, look for him to try to get back the illicit Al-Qaeda/HAMAS funds. Now there is nothing to stop him.

Thanks, Barack.

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33 Responses

I guess Obama has the flexibility he was looking for.

DS_ROCKS! on November 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Yep…this is what the brain dead in America voted for.

IceNoMore on November 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

These Mooooslim names. Have no idea how you keep ‘em all straight. It’s not easy. I was recently reading up on The Holy Land Foundation trial and if this jihadis name was among the usual suspects I can’t remember it because of all the Moooooslim names. Now, it will be even easier.

I’d also like to thank the retardo Obama-Putin voters. Thanks for nothing you disgusting dopes.

Articles like this give me head explosions. It won’t get any better. Obama-Putin and that monster Eric Holder are notoriously soft on “Hawala”. We’re living in the Bizarro World.

Scott, I hope you read the whole article. You once asked (recently) about the Jihadis who get away with it. Here is yet another one. Hope you’ll start taking notes. I know I have.

Skunky on November 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Skunky,

    I was pretty much asking Debbie rhetorically HOW she thinks these vermin are getting away with their crimes,but now I realize the better question to ask Debbie is,what does she think is the REASON they’re being allowed to get away with their crimes.

    I believe it has to be because of any one or combination of the following;

    1) Gov’t incompetence

    2) Gov’t corruption(bribery or “campaign contributions”)

    3) Some of these criminals might be “informants” the gov’t is using.

    4) Gov’t officials hate Israel and support the goals of these terrorists.

    To the posters on this board who are using this blog to bash Obama,REREAD Debbie’s blog,as she clearly points out that Obama is CONTINUING a repugnant policy that was started by President Bush.

    Scott on November 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Has the Moron that currently resides in the White House

informed the American people why he took this Moroninc

Muslim, Salah, off the wanted list, and by whose authority.

I am getting tired of this Moron that currently resides in

the White House, perform acts that assist our enemies, simply

because the Moron that currently resides in the White House,

is himself a lying scoundrel of a closet Muslim, a non-

American whom is illegally the POTUS. This Devil’s moron’s

secrets are slowly but slowly becoming unraveled and hopefully,

the Benghazi Affair will cause this Moron to become impeached,

after Petraeus testifies. It is imperative that the U.S. gets

rid of this radical/Muslim Moron, especially after the bungled

caper, “FAST & FURIOUS,” BENGHAZI,” and the 2012 presidential

rigged election that both the Moron and George Soros are

responsible for. Permit them both to swing together. Getting

rid of the Moron’s name-sake, Saddam Hussein from Iraq, should

serve in the same fate of this illegitimate POTUS along with

George Soros, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and not to forget

David Axelrod. Hopefully, the recount that is in progress,

will award the correct winner of the presidential election on

November 6, 2012, to Mitt Romney. By accounts, the United

States has to get rid of the Moron that calls himself the

POTUS, with no possible chance to return in 2016. I surmise

that a 25 year prison term is just reward for all the negatives

this Moron has directed against the United States of America.

Dennis Habern on November 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Dennis the pathological liar and crypto Maxist hasn’t even been re-inaugurated yet. We have a long wait and many long years to be insanely annoyed by this charlatan fraud.

    As Echo & The Bunnymen say THIS is just yet another drop in the ocean. If we didn’t get used to it the first 4 years maybe we will the NEXT 4 years.

    The GOP (lack of) leadership will do nothing to help us be relieved from Obama-Putin. Better fasten up your seat-belt.

    Skunky on November 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

It’s too bad no one in the White House press corps doesn’t ask him about the Salah affair. Of course, most people in the press just gush and get wet in the panties over Obama, such as Christi Parsons and Chris Matthews.

I have said it before and I will say it again. No politician will take terrorism seriously unless one of their relatives gets blown up.

Jonathan E. Grant on November 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Sad but true, JEG. I doubt that even another 911-type attack will wake up any of the a-holes running this country or the left-wing idiots that have orgasms when the anoited one speaks.

    WilliamMunny on November 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

As for Israel’s on-going military operation – “Amud Anan” is taken from the Hebrew Bible:

Exodus 14:19-20:

Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel.

Exodus 14:24

During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.

Its been translated “Pillar Of Defense” into English but the Hebrew original is more poetic and true to the meaning behind G-d’s providence over Israel.

NormanF on November 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

DS:The more I read your posts, the more I am conviced that America is a Titanic. I am leaving on the first raft.

BroncOhBummer on November 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I don’t have words to describe my admiration for the brave people of Israel. My heart weeps for their terrorized citizens. I hope the IDF makes a parking lot out of Gaza.Let’s blow these f*****s to smithereens.

    BroncOhBummer on November 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Who was the genius that thought giving up Gaza
was going to bring peace.
Anti-statehood will win the election for Bibi.

Commander Zero on November 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Regarding that, Tel Aviv has just been hit by missiles from Gaza. Thank you Israeli elite and Ariel Sharon in particular.

    skzion on November 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

I wonder if they took him off the no fly list, too.

RT on November 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Debbie,

For your “naming names” type of blogs in which you point out scumbag Muslims who are giving money to and going to parties with political scumbags,paragraphs can be difficult to follow – especially when it’s loaded with a bunch of Muslim names. I’d like to know if you would consider using a different type of format for blogs with a lot of names. Maybe an outline or flowchart or diagram or maybe widely spaced lines.

I’m guessing there are other readers on this website who would agree. Readers eyes can glaze over when a paragraph has a long string of names. Thanks.

Scott on November 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Scott, regarding your first post above…your rhetorical question of HOW would be answered if you go back and read DS’ articles in whole. That means following every link within a link. And your questions that you eventually ask above are rhetorical, indeed.

    Also, you know I agree with you about the Mooooooslim names but in that instance it behooves us all to up our game and try harder with articles like this. If DS is fluent in Arabic (and it’s a language that must be hella-hard to learn) that tells you it’s a serious matter and she has already up’d her game and knows how serious this game is. We all should learn it too.

    Lastly, I do believe that most of us here KNOW what DS’ correct opinion on GWB is. While the idiots of the nation continue to hate him intensely for non-exsistant reasons, DS always provides us with the PROPER reasons to dislike him. It becomes more clear to me daily and I have deep regret of what I thought was right after 9/11. If we knew what DS knew then we would have NEVER gone that wrong road.

    And Obama-Putin will NEVER get any quarter from me. Yes you are correct he is doing many things that GWB commenced but his other evils should also be taken into consideration.

    It’s the TRUTH that matters.

    Skunky on November 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

But … but …. Obama’s a Christian. That’s what the NYT assures me.

Jack on November 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’ve long argued that the Bush administration was only marginally better than the current one, as regards Islamic terror. This article underscores as much. If Bush’s people had been more vigilant about preventing terrorists from walking about freely in the U.S., the Obama administration’s role in this case would have been moot. One wonders if a certain Grover Norquist had influenced the Bush White House.

Seek on November 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

And the MSM is silent.

Muse1876 on November 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Take a look at Akkadian Partners and their connection
to the esteemed General Patraeus and the Lebanese sluts.
There is a smoking gun right up the General’s butt.

Commander Zero on November 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

There is not a single, credible source in this article. Nothing that is written is attributed to anything reliable. This article is nothing more than the opinion of a delusional storyteller who has created a website to spread her irresponsible writing and hate-mongering. I suspect 99% of the people here don’t let the facts get in the way of some blood-boiling propaganda. My response isn’t about Israel, it’s about the tired, old, forced alignment of the president with Muslim terrorists to whip up hate. You, Debbie, are just as dangerous to our country as terrorists are to Israel.

EM on November 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I see that in one fell swoop you denounce everything in this article. Why waste time citing sources commonly known facts? I don’t need to cite the source when I say the sun shines in the daytime. It is basically judicial notice. What surprises me is that you jump on her for not citing sources but you yourself fail to do the very same! You say everything here is a lie and without merit. Where are your sources? What is YOUR proof? You are wasting everyone’s time if you only come to insult and run. EDUCATE! Cite all your proof everything in this article is a lie. I will be waiting.

    TK on November 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

You dumb bitch you will do anything for a quick dollar, sell your false ideals that you don’t even believe in to these brain dead people because it’s all “commerce” and boy are you making a frigging fortune off of them! This man is my Uncle and he is NO terrorist. You’ve never met him, his wife or his children, 2 of which are in medical school. You will say and do nearly anything short of showing your tits to get these right wing idiots to fund your batshit crazy pseudo “career” of fear driven nonsense. Just put on a little make up and take a nice picture and put it right next to the payment options to support your work!! Selling any books any time soon? How often do you laugh when you look at your bank account, knowing your making money off people’s fears and phobia’s? Some of these people are really fkn scared and you’re making it worse, why would you do that? Ohhhh riiiight, just like lawyers say—-BECAUSE “IT’S COMMERCE BABY”. Deplorable and worse than dancing on a pole in my opinion, you’re tainting these peoples minds and only further dividing a nation of people who should be coming together. You breath deceit and fuel hate, how do you sleep at night? Knowing you’ve angered people like me? How sadistic of you! Please don’t procreate and taint the gene pool in America, you’re already ruining the minds of the train wreck of inbred DNA that read your shitty website so please do us all a favor and have your uterus removed, incinerated and shot into outer space.

A on March 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    i could stomp your paper but is it worth WASTING MY BREATH arguing with a dumb bimbo! No. You attract people like you, who will say lies until they seem true. you are such a joke. you will never move up in life so long as you succumb to compromise your integrity on the expense of innocent people. you attack “moooslims” without any respect. you cant distinguish between a religion and people nor do you even attempt to show respect. portraying israelis as innocent is an old slogan, expires 60 years ago. You seem to agree with israelis torture and prison policies. maybe you should be there one day to taste it. BTW salah is an american citizen, so his life is more precious than any israeli out there. you are a traitor who would sell out on an american for an israeli. you are so so so ignorant. I hope you suffer oppression and i hope no one stands up for it so you can get a taste of your medicine you foolish bitch!

    melissa on June 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

HAHAHA oh my god he never admitted to anything, he signed a confession in Hebrew a language he does not speak or read or write you are such a frigging LIAR!!! I know this entire story front and back because he is family and god damn lady you are a class A liar girl. You have no idea what they did to him in that prison. You left out the part about the chair, with the dome in the middle, and the legs cut short in the front, and his arms behind his back, where he sat naked for days, while they listed his wifes name, his children’s names, his address, telling him they would all be killed if he didn’t confess. You left all that out of your blog sweetie. I can go on but you know all about IDF torture tactics. You fogot to mention he was a US citizen, who was never allowed o contact the Embassy, how long he had been living in the US, you forgot all of that. That there was no such thing as Hamas when he left Palestine. You forgot all of that. What about the other man that was with him, not gonna talk about him? He not as important cause you know there were 2 people, you have to know cause you made a blog and cherry picked your articles but surely you know the entire story. Left that out too, convenient.

A on March 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

Oh please post an actual link to where he admitted to those charges against him in Israel. After nearly 2 months of course of being detained, an American citizen, just detained and no contact with family, a lawyer the US embassy but he signed a confession in Hebrew. Sounds a little shady huh? That’s because it is.

It’s just upsetting that you’re sadistic enough and would use this story that’s already hurt so many people, which started on trumped up charges of bogus funding of an organization he never had anything to do with in the first place, to further your pseudo career. You know the facts, yet you present one side and profit from it. How shameful.

A on March 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

you are a bigot, racist, stupid, and your bias rhetoric is transparent. All these people posting are by their comments terrorist. And the fact that you dont mark their words as spam or even say anything against people who want to destruct people and turn their homeland into a parking lot is beyond disturbing. Even the pics you posted with the man sticking up his finger and the Muhammad salah does not connect, and you put the slogan as is to connect him. You only make others perceive you as dumb ditz selling garbage to make a few headlines. So low. Start focusing less on your looks and more on facts.

Alexander on June 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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