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post by grover
Actually if you REALLY look into it the aledged "known terrorist ties" of the Center of Islamic Thinking is one more of the bush administrations claims that start collapsing under closer scrutiny.
What it comes down to is whether they knew one of the groups they were giving money to had (or did not have) terrorist connections. It really is a classic he said/she said kind of thing.
Al-Arian was also involved in U.S. national politics, having met with then-candidate George W. Bush at a campaign event in Florida in March 2000 where Bush and his wife, Laura, posed for a photo with Al-Arian and his family members. Al-Arian later claimed to have spoken to Bush about the government use of "secret evidence" in deportation proceedings against accused terrorists. When Bush subsequently brought up the issue in a debate with Al Gore, Al-Arian was reportedly "thrilled--and began registering local Muslims for the Republican Party and praising Bush at local mosques.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Egyptian students studying engineering in Florida have been charged with transporting explosive materials across state lines without permits, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday.
Mohamed also was charged in the indictment, issued in Tampa, Florida, with distributing information on how to build and use an explosive device.
"The indictment alleges that Mohamed taught and demonstrated the making and use of an explosive and destructive device with the intent that such information be used for ... an activity that constitutes a federal crime of violence," federal prosecutors said in a written statement.
Originally posted by grover
What I mean is this the first charges against the Center of Islamic thinking were made when the bush administration was seeing terrorists behind every tree and crying wolf by rasing and lowering the terror threat color codes on an almost hourly basis.
the professor here who was the focus of so much attention had asked Arab counterparts in universities in the middle east for recommendations for board members over there and just went with the names he was given; at least that was the claim, and if true, would not be so far from what is done here, a charity seeks prestigious board members for their contacts.
The thing is after so many lies I have no faith in this administration's credibility
Originally posted by racerzeke
No offense to south carolinians here but what is there to blow up in south carolina? And how come all of these things are being found by terrorists mistake but yet on 9/11 they were flawless.
[edit on 8/4/2007 by racerzeke]
According to officials familiar with the case, Mohamed has been arrested previously in Egypt on terrorism-related charges.
He is said to have produced an Internet video showing how to build a remote-controlled car bomb.
Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that Mohamed had information on car bombs and distributed the information via YouTube to instruct others on bomb making, a possible violation of terrorism statutes.