November 29, 2005, - 10:56 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s Wall Street Journal front-pager about Amr and Mary Faith Elgindy, an Egyptian Muslim convict and his wife, is so touching I need to get out the Kleenex.
Except it’s not the real or even the whole story. WSJ reporter John R. Emshwiller’s misplaced sympathy for the Elgindys apparently made him miss mention of Elgindy’s religion and even his real name, not to mention the identity of his brother. Perhaps the violin music playing in the background distracted Emshwiller from the whole truth.
On 9/10/01, Mr. Elgindy, who is called “Anthony” Elgindy in the story, but is really named Amr, tried to sell off his kids’ entire stock portfolio of several hundred thousand dollars, reportedly warning that a huge disaster was about to happen.
But in trying Elgindy for insider trading, the Justice Department couldn’t afford to focus on that, due to its own embarrassment. Elgindy, after all, was working with corrupt FBI agents who gave him the insider info, and it would be very embarrassing for the FBI to be so connected to a man who knew about 9/11 ahead of time. So, to avoid that embarrassment, the Justice Department avoided any indictments relating to terrorism, and junked any such investigations into Elgindy, sources say. None of this is mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article, either.
Then, there is Elgindy’s brother, Khaled. I’ve been following Khaled Elgindy, ever since he sent me angry, threatening e-mails after 9/11–you know, the day AFTER his brother tried to unload his kids’ stock portfolio. Khaled Elgindy used stints at the State Department and a U.S. government commission to persecute and speak out against Egyptian Coptic Christians. Then, there is his work for a Michigan Islamic “charity” that openly funded HAMAS, secretly raised money to fund Iraqi insurgents against our soldiers, and has ties to Al Qaeda. (The charity was being investigated by Customs Office of Investigations, but under ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz,” the investigation was shut down, perhaps because of its ties to his buddy, “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad.)
Finally, there is Khaled Elgindy’s work for the Palestinian Authority and his work for various pro-terrorist Arab Muslim groups, like the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
Not a lick of this is even mentioned on the WSJ’s front-page story. Nope, instead, we get to read the official Elgindy PR about Mrs. Elgindy’s Baptist upbringing, her new desperate state as a single mother, and how sad it is that she must now sell her $3 million mansion and jewelry. Oh, and then there are the details of how the neurotic Elgindy children’s minds are corrupted so badly by TV that they must go to expensive therapy. We’re supposed to cry for this family needs at least $22,000 a month for expenses.
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