April 30, 2010, - 8:05 pm

More “Moderate” US Muslims Indicted, Helped Qaeda, Bought Watches for IEDs @ US Sites

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve said it a gazillion times on this site and elsewhere.  American Muslims are no different, no more “moderate” than their fellow co-religionists around the world.   In fact, they are every bit as radical and every bit the cheerleaders of terrorism against Americans and other innocent Westerners.


Casio: Official Watch of Al-Qaeda,

Purchased by Indicted American MuslimTerrorists Who Planned to Blow Up US Sites

And, today, the Justice Department announced some more fine American specimens of my point.  Here are the key excerpts from the press release, announcing

the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. . . .

According to the Indictment unsealed today:

In February 2008, EL-HANAFI traveled to Yemen, where he met with two members of al Qaeda. While in Yemen, EL-HANAFI swore an oath of allegiance to al Qaeda, received instructions from al Qaeda on operational security measures, and received assignments to perform for al Qaeda. Three months later, in May 2008, EL-HANAFI met with another individual (“CC-1”) in Brooklyn to discuss CC-1 also joining al Qaeda. HASANOFF—who had previously received $50,000 from CC-1—and EL-HANAFI had additional discussions with CC-1 about joining al Qaeda, and EL-HANAFI later accepted an oath of allegiance on behalf of al Qaeda from CC-1. During about the same time period, EL-HANAFI purchased a subscription for a software program that enabled him to communicate securely with others over the internet.

In June 2008, EL-HANAFI directed CC-1 to perform various tasks for al Qaeda. And at that time, HASANOFF instructed CC-1 not to use his U.S. passport when traveling because a U.S. passport with fewer immigration stamps would be more valuable to al Qaeda.

Additionally, in August 2008, HASANOFF traveled to New York City where he performed assignments for al Qaeda. The following year, in April 2009, EL-HANAFI purchased seven Casio digital watches over the internet on behalf of al Qaeda and had them delivered to his residence in Brooklyn, New York.

It doesn’t say this in the indictment or any press reports, but I will say it: these men were planning to blow something up here in America. The purchase of the watches says it all. As I’ve noted on this site many times before, is that the Casio digital watches are used for timing devices on explosives.  As I’ve noted, Islamic terrorists Ramzi Youssef and Ahmed Ressam used them in their successful and attempted terrorist attacks. What were these guys planning to blow up? Perhaps the New York Subway, like Najibullah Zazi was planning.

EL-HANAFI, 33, is a U.S. citizen who was born and lived in Brooklyn, New York. HASANOFF, 34, is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, who also resided in Brooklyn, New York.

The defendants are each charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney PREET BHARARA said: “As alleged in the Indictment, Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff conspired to modernize al Qaeda by providing computer systems expertise and other goods and services. El-Hanafi is also alleged to have traveled to Yemen to meet with al Qaeda members face-to-face.”

Only 15 years? PUH-LEEZE. These guys should be facing life for certain and probably a death sentence for treason . . . if we were really serious about fighting Islam and its terrorism.

Sadly, we aren’t. Every Muslim carrying an American passport is desirable to perform these same kinds of tasks for Al-Qaeda. And many are willing to do them.

All should be under suspicion. Unfortunately, few are.

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24 Responses

the scary part about all this is we do not know who these people are, and they can intertwine within our everyday bedroom communities.. law enforcement should not laugh at me when i tell them that there is a lone box sitting on a sidewalk in the center of a town here in my state just because it is a bedroom community.. same difference.. we have to take it more seriously.. why should america be any different.. and they laughed!! i was appalled…

J on April 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

when Muslim schools stop teaching children from their earliest childhood understanding, that you should hate & kill all Jews & infidels, it is only then, that our children & their children’s children will be safer and evil will be diminished…

esther on April 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Hasanoff may have Australian passport but his name suggests that he is an Eastern European Muslim…could be Chechen. Yeah..those peaceful moderate Sufi Muslims.

rex on April 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

“Casio: Official Watch of Al-Qaeda”


Pete Bone on April 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    That not to say every one who buys a Casio watch is a terrorist. They’re good, cheap and rugged digital watches. But we certainly need to pay special attention to those who make bulk purchase orders of watches. That’s a sign something bad is afoot.

    NormanF on May 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

as i said muslims getting in legally or however are a bigger danger than mexicans sneaking in. a far bigger danger.

Bob on May 1, 2010 at 12:22 am


    You might want to revise that opinion:



    The problems are not mutually exclusive. Mexican cartels have been dealing with Islamist groups as suppliers, and even imitate their tactics, such as beheadng opponents. Finally, why would a cartel have any qualms about smugglng terrorist personnel, equipment, and weapons across the U.S. border, if the amount paid were sufficient?

    sorrow01 on May 1, 2010 at 4:15 am

      That’s one of the reasons Debbie has written extensively about illegal immigration. For every illegal alien from Mexico that gets here, several illegal alien Al Qaeda terrorists from the Middle East can be smuggled in through America’s porous borders. And who is to say with certainty it hasn’t already happened? I bet Janet Napolitano nor the people who run ICE know for certain who are “friendly” and who are “hostile” illegal aliens. There’s no way to make such a distinction. I think what is telling though is the people denouncing Arizona’s new immigration law are the same people who have nothing to say about Islamists being escorted over our borders. So how many of the 30 million or so already come from countries hostile to America?

      The truth is no one knows.

      NormanF on May 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Bad Muslims, who are deemed to be hypocrites or worse by the faithful, are the infamous “Moderate Muslims”. To the extent that your laxity and unbelief in Islam grows, your modertion increases in like measure. So, ironically, the only “Good Muslim” is a “Bad Muslim” for infidel purposes.

sorrow01 on May 1, 2010 at 2:51 am

Enough of this immigration, it will lead to hand to hand combat.

End the Immigration on May 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

I’m for opening our insane asylums and prisons and sending them into Iran with a bag of dynamite.

Who’s with me here?

The Terrorist's Advocate on May 1, 2010 at 11:04 am

..sadly , we’re going to have to suffer another MAJOR loss of life ( 9/11 has been forgotten by many) before these traitors in our midst are taken seriously.

Catfur on May 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

No, Catfur, it’s *because* of 9/11 that neo-libs are pushing the islamopandering. The more attacks that occur, the more the neo-libs will become anti-Semitic and anti-Zion. As far as guilty, white liberals go, islamic terrorism is very effective in asserting their dominance.

DS_ROCKS! on May 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

“Enough of this immigration, it will lead to hand to hand combat.”
Tell that to the Native Americans

Pete Bone on May 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

As controlling the border is an integral part of the terror problem, you right wingers ought to get moving and organize a “visit Arizona!” campaign to counter the pro-illegal immigration boycotts of that state. Supporters of New Orleans (a group which includes myself) organized a similar campaign to get that city moving economically and to restore its morale after Hurricane Katrina. If conservatives were to hold conventions and visit the state for vacations, that would help Arizona a whole lot. If I have the resources, I will visit both New Orleans AND Phoenix this year.

Gerald on May 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Stupid whore remove her double chin with photoshop

You Sucks on May 2, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Did you have anything of substance to contribute? Is Debbie actually incorrect in what she is saying on this topic, and if so, how? If you want people to take you seriously, you might want to try acting like you are older than eleven years of age.

    Worry01 on May 2, 2010 at 7:10 am

An idiot up there can’t differentiate “moderate” Muslims with those who walked the path of Sufi (Sophia / Gnostic-oriented). “Moderate” and hardline muslims are blind idolators to an image they called Allah. The so called moderate can not be expected to be eternally peaceful as long as they kept idolazing their Quran infected with violent and bigoted verses. True Sufis are usually persecuted by those idolators. True Sufis are those whose eyes can see and won’t force their opinion on you.

If Debbie really removed her double chin with photoshop as accused by mr sucker, then she is not stupid – should be smart for being able to work with photoshop – , neither whore, but fraud who can not live with reality, the same with those celebrities who need silicon in their breasts. Please use the correct term, fraudbie to rhyme with fraudkin :-).

dontworrybehappy on May 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

Where are my 72 sturgeons?!!

I need my dinner!

The Terrorist's Advocate on May 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm

A Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim…period. They do not owe and have no allegiance to the United States of America. Why are we (the American public through it’s leaders) so afraid to step on their toes (or heads)?

abob on May 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm

We’re allowing them to “study” in this country and to immigrate here and what we see is just the tip of the iceberg.

What happened in New York is cold comfort. For every attempted terrorist act that is uncovered in time there are others no one knows about. And there will be sooner than later – another successful terrorist attack in America.

Count on it.

NormanF on May 2, 2010 at 9:27 pm

If we were serious, aiding and abetting terrorism would carry the death penalty.

That’s the minimum punishment to deter others from helping to carry out attacks on behalf of terrorists. Since we don’t have it, there is no cost attached to betraying this country.

And that 15 year sentence? Its not a deterrent, its a recruitment call!

NormanF on May 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm

people. a lot of hate i see on this page. i dont blame you. a lot of missunderstandings. i dont blame you. a lot of anger and rage. i cant blame you.
its just really sad to read all this. its true people like this destroy our image, us muslims. and i cant blame you.
i totally agree with stopping immigration.
but u lot must understand, you speak only english,and cnn is all u see, and u only hear one side of the story, so i cant blame u also, while us arabs muslims can read write and speak english and arabic, and we hear both sides of the story, which makes us a lot more educated considering the fact that we see what u lot do, and and wat we do also.
i’m not here to fight or argue, i’m against war or terrorism.i would just appreciate it if people werent so ignorant watching their tv channels, missing out on all the nasty stuff they do themselves.
i wont get into details, however, if u think innocent bistanders are being murdered, there were and still are thousands and thousands and thousands of muslim women and children being murdered brutally by ur armies.that doesnt mean all americans like that. i’m not ignorant like so many people are on this page.
also, u people hear things, i’m an arab muslim, i went to school,and i was never told to kill or hurt any infidels or jews or any of that. you people sit there and say all this about us, this isnt fair.
sadly all the comments here were filled with hate and anger,dont u think we feel the same?
atleast, i have the decensy to agree, that not all americans are a pile of u know what.theres good n theres bad everywhere. learn to accept it.
i hope my message is missinterpretted.

Najmeddin on May 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Can “religion” cause neurosis, pychoses, mental illness, and or homicidal behavior. If Carl Jung were alive today he would definitely judge Islam as the most mind numbing and dangerous ideology since the “Third Reich” as according to Jung art, myth and religion have their greatest influence on our subconcious in our formative years.
Islam is the far the worst of all the world’s religious teachings as it totally refutes the questioning mind.
Unlike Islam Judiasm is centered around the Torah, and rabbis who teach encourage the asking of questioning, questioning that can last a lifetime.
The Quran plagerized both the old and new testements and then went on to justify everything from honor killings, adultery (with Imam permission of course), pedophilia, and of course the divine order from Allah,(in reality Shaytan)to slaughter every Jew, and by the way anyone else who refuses to submit, or even deviates from Sharia as “written” To the Sunniss who spawned hatefilled Saudi backed Wahabism even the Shias are outcasts that need to be killed. Of course the Shias have their own opinions about the Sunnis that they consider as traitors to their faith.
That all of this hostility is encouraged in their pre-school madrassas, and even in their”secular” schools from Egypt to Gaza makes every Muslim with a passport, no matter how highly educated, a potential bomb just waiting to meet with like minded cohorts who further activate and direct their vulnerable learned subconcious hatreds to action.
The Jewish religion had their zealots, the Catholics their Inquisition, not to forget the unique Germanic pseudo- religious Third Reich.
As I mentioned in a past comment it sometimes appears that the only person who successfully turned back the determined invasion of Islam into Europe was the infamous Vlad Tepesh the Impaler. This present Frankenstein religion was brought back to life when Reagan lauded and aided the Mujahadeen and Osama in Afghanistan to bring down our “natural” enemy and “evil empire” the former USSR.If that did not occur we might today have an ally in Russia against the Islamic plague instead of a gloating vindictive Putin.
No doubt China which openly suppresses its own volitile Muslim minority may have also concurred.

Ron Wolf on December 30, 2011 at 1:12 am

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