October 17, 2005, - 3:12 pm
Who is Neal AbuNab?: Pan-Islamist Filmmaker, School Board Candidate, Fraud Convict–Abu Moskowitz Update
By Debbie Schlussel
Over the past several months, I’ve received e-mails from a man named Nael AbuNab a/k/a Neal AbuNab, begging me to give publicity to a Leni Reifenstahl-esque “movie” he made. He is a close friend of “former” Palestinian terrorist and FBI award revokee Imad Hamad, yet claims that he is a big fan of my work.
Besides not falling for the phony taqiyah-style adulation from this Kuwaiti-born Palestinian Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry campaign worker, I’ve ignored his e-mails for several very good reasons. It’s not just that he’s an activist in the pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), either.
AbuNab’s movie openly glorifies his and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz’s friend, “former” terrorist, and Midwest ADC chief, Hamad, as an “American hero” (?!). Then, there are AbuNab’s “writings.” As a Pan-Islamist ranter for an openly pro-HAMAS and -Hezbollah local Islamic “Arab” newspaper, his work on film is probably as completely unworthy as his work in print–very suitable for someone’s birdcage in Gaza (but not any birdcage here in America; wouldn’t want to get PETA riled up).
Now, however, I’ve found a reason to give AbuNab a lot of publicity. AbuNab is a candidate for Dearborn School Board, most likely to spread his pan-Islamist, pro-terrorism views to the Dearborn educational system, for the few non-Muslim students who are not already so inculcated. And he is a convicted felon.
As result of his candidacy, it has come out that AbuNab is currently on probation for fraudulent business practices. According to the Detroit News, AbuNab was convicted in December 2003 on two counts of conspiracy, one count of criminal enterprise, and one count of false pretenses. He pled no contest to rolling back car odometers and issuing false titles at a Detroit car dealership he ran.
And the fraud continues. This summer, after the London bombings, AbuNab put one over on the Sunday Times of London’s Douglas Rogers, to whom AbuNab lied about the end result of the car dealership–claiming it was a result, not of his criminal fraud and deceit, but of 9/11 backlash against Muslims and Arabs.
” ‘After September 11 our community was under siege, we faced the backlash,’ he [AbuNab] says. ‘I lost a business. But I weighed my love for the country that had given me a home and the love for my faith and I found no contradiction.’ ”
Cry me a river. Or rather, cry the river for the real victims of the real reason for the failure of AbuNab’s business–the phony odometers and false auto titles AbuNab sold.
Since he committed fraud upon customers and the Sunday Times of London, it’s no surprise that AbuNab made a “movie” with the equally fraudulent premise that his and Abu Moskowitz’s “former” terrorist buddy, Hamad, is some sort of great American. Indeed.
The question is: Who is funding his “films,” campaigns, etc.?
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