In a special report, CNSNews.com, is reporting that The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR) which has ties with Hamas and Al Qaeda, is
a very crucial link in the planning of future attacks in the U.S.
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"UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group," said Peter Leitner, president of the Higgins Counterterrorism Research Center. Leitner, who is
also a professor at the National Center for Biodefense at George Mason University, said UASR is "part of a shell game of international terrorism -
phony organizations that are really terrorist cells [and] part of the international terrorist network."
Since the early 1990s, UASR has conducted business from a townhouse in an office park of condominiums in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Springfield,
Va. Late last year, according to sources and documents, the group sold the upper two floors of the townhouse, moved out what one source described as
"a lot of boxes" and then located itself in the basement. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
In the report it is also mentioned that althou Al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations may have philosophical differences between them,
the groups are cooperating in a tactical global holy war, they are operating under the banner of "International Islamic Front for Jihad against
Jews and Crusaders," according to the government official. The UASR organization has been linked in the past with terrorists, as in the case of
Mohammed Abdel-Hamid Salah, a convicted Hamas operative who in 1993, identified the Springfield, Va. UASR as Hamas' political command center.
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The Abu Sway outrage also points to another problem, the casual tolerance of terrorist ties in the field of Middle East studies. Here are two other
examples of this pattern:
* In 1993, Mohammed Abdel-Hamid Salah, a convicted Hamas operative, identified the Springfield, Va.-based United Association for Studies and
Research (UASR) as Hamas' political command center. Yet Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding co-sponsored a conference
in 2000 with UASR. (Abu Sway graced this event with a talk on "Islamic Movements in the Arab Muslim World.")
* Last February, a grand jury indicted three Middle East specialists associated with the University of South Florida on charges of being
"material supporters of a foreign terrorist organization," namely Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Not only did the Middle East studies establishment seem
unperturbed by that indictment, but several professors rushed to defend the accused. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
[edit on 13-7-2004 by Muaddib]