June 15, 2008, - 6:09 pm

A Father’s Life Taken by Islamic Terrorists: Lisa Klinghoffer Writes, Tells of Possible Justice

By Debbie Schlussel
My friend, Lisa Klinghoffer, is the daughter of Leon Klinghoffer, the wheelchair-bound Jewish-American U.S. Army veteran, who was murdered in cold blood by Palestinian Islamic terrorists in 1985.
This helpless man was shot to death by Palestinian terrorists–directed by terrorist mastermind Abu Abbas a/k/a Abul Abbas–who then dumped his body overboard into the ocean from the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Klinghoffer and his wife, Marilyn, were on the cruise to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary, and he was assassinated for the dual crimes of being Jewish and being American. Read the full story here, my 20th anniversary column on that fateful trip.
Lisa wrote me today, and notes that she hope she will finally get some sort of justice:


Leon Klinghoffer: American Hero in Life & Death

Dear Debbie,
Thought you might be interested to know that the Justice Department has captured the terrorist Monzer Al-Kassar for arms trafficking in a sting operation. He was just extradited here, yesterday, and will be indicted at his arraignment on Monday and we were invited to be there. Thought you might be interested! He sold the guns to Abbas, that killed my father. He will be tried in the United States, here in New York, for selling guns recently.
It will be interesting to actually bear witness to one of the terrorists involved in my fathers murder 23 years ago. If my mother was here, she would spit in his face as she did the others. I wish that I had that opportunity, to do that for her. My mother and father were truly wonderful people and here I am missing Leon especially today on Father’s Day.
Lisa Klinghoffer


Not Smiling Anymore: Syrian Terrorist Arms Dealer Monzer Al-Kassar,

Co-Conspirator in Leon Klinghoffer Murder

Al-Kassar is believed to be involved in the 1994 Hezbollah bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Israeli Embassy there. Read the indictment of Monzer Al-Kassar a/k/a “Abu Munawar,”
a/k/a “El Taous.”
I hope that Lisa and her sister, Ilsa Klinghoffer, finally get some justice. Their mother died of cancer not long after their father was brutally murdered by the Islamic terrorists run by Abul Abbas and allied with the P.L.O. And, sadly, Abul Abbas, mysteriously died in U.S. custody, after he was captured in Iraq after the U.S. invasion.
We shall see.
In any event, congrats to the many U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents who lured and captured Syrian arms dealer Monzer Al-Kassar. They did good work and made us proud, the way the former U.S. Customs Service used to.

DEA Agents with Latest Capture,

Terrorist Arms Supplier Al-Kassar

9 Responses

Bravo DEA. Let us hope this human garbage gets what he deserves.

KrazyKafir on June 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm

On the morning of 9/12/01, the DEA should have been put in charge of counter-terrorism. They were the only ones who had informants around the world and were not afraid to get down and dirty with these type of scum

LocalLawman on June 15, 2008 at 10:28 pm

It would be a shame if he were to fall down some stairs while in custody. Happens all the time.
Joke of the day:
How many prison guards does it take to throw an inmate down the stairs?
None, he tripped.

samurai on June 15, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for the small tribute to the Customs Service! It’s good to see DEA carrying the torch as they obviously can. I wonder where Julie Myers and her seasoned strategic investigations agents were? Oh yea… the ones who haven’t left are out processing illegal Hispanic poultry workers.

freefromice on June 16, 2008 at 2:04 am

The only good terrorist is a dead one. Check out the attached URL. I thought it was either a fake or a smear. No, it really is Neo-Communists who believe in Hussein Obama. The background song is the old Soviet anthem, “Song of the Motherland.” The bald dude is: Vlad Lenin.

supercargo on June 16, 2008 at 8:47 am

I hope he gets put in lifetime solitary doing hard labor.

mindy1 on June 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

You’re misspelling his name. I think it’s actually “Momzer.” [NOTE: THE WORD “MOMZER” IS HEBREW FOR BASTARD. DS]

kishke on June 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

When I was saying kadish for my Dad, a man who had been my teacher decades earlier, who was also saying kadish for his father, came up to me and with a sad smile held up his index finger and said, “We only get one.”
May we always have good memories.
Joe B.

Joe B. on June 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm

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