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Grover Norquist
« on: March 26, 2017, 02:13:48 PM »
Grover traveled to several war zones to help support anti-Soviet guerrilla armies in the second half of the 1980s. He worked with a support network for Oliver North's efforts with the Nicaraguan Contras.

He is associated with the Council for National Policy.

In the mid-1990s, he enlisted Khaled Saffuri, then working as a lobbyist and deputy director for the American Muslim Council (AMC) to help found the Islamic Institute, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting a conservative agenda that would appeal to Muslims. Saffuri served as executive director and Norquist as chairman of the board.

During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim vote-pointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. A Norquist friend, Sami al-Arian helped Bush win in Florida

His brother, David Lutz Norquist, worked for the United States Army Intelligence & Security Command and later in Homeland Security.

But the AMC was a terrorist front, used by Osama bin Laden. at least thats the story that exists online. FBI source Abdel al-Rahman Haggag, the speechwriter for the Blind Sheikh, said he believed Osama bin Laden routinely funneled $5,000 payments to Rahman through the American Muslim Council. Saffuri's boss at the AMC praised Hamas and Hezbollah and later went to prison for conspiring with Muamar Gaddafi.

So, Grover's brother worked in Army Intelligence and Homeland security, whilst Grover recruited people who worked with Osama bin Laden
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Re: Grover Norquist
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 11:40:03 AM »
Even Norquist’s weekly confab has become the scene of internecine fighting. At a session earlier this month, Frank Gaffney questioned the presence of terrorist sympathizers at the White House. Norquist exploded, accusing Gaffney of smearing Muslims. Later he choked up as he addressed the meeting and asked Gaffney to stand up and join him in condemning anti-Muslim bigotry. One conservative who witnessed Norquist’s tirade says, “His response is powered in part by a sense that this whole edifice he’s created is in danger of coming unraveled because of [these groups’] stated and abiding positions.”

When I visited Norquist, he was in a similarly embattled frame of mind. He asked me to turn off my tape recorder. Any quote I wanted to use, he told me, would require his approval. There were none of his usual passionate ideological perorations. He just sat in his chair, seething. “There are some people who spit on Muslims and wouldn’t like to see them have any role in American politics,” he told me in a near scream. Grover Norquist’s pursuit of the fabled Republican-Muslim alliance, it seems, will continue for a long time.

https://newrepublic.com/article/83799/norquist-radical-islam-cair
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Re: Grover Norquist
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
Al-Arian, who has met privately with Norquist in his Washington offices, has said that Norquist "delivered" on his promise to get President Bush, via Rove, to agree to end the government's use of undisclosed evidence to deport suspected Middle Eastern terrorists. A paid lobbyist for Norquist's Islamic Institute -- David Hossein Safavian -- in fact lobbied the government hard on that issue, as I first reported in my book. (Safavian also shows up on Senate lobbying records as a paid agent for terrorist Alamoudi.) Safavian ended up inside the White House with a high-level job, before getting caught up in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal and losing his coveted position.

Safavians wiki bio says he is a long time friend of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

It is easy to see how in some hypothetical scenario, the hijackers could easily have associated with Abramoff
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Re: Grover Norquist
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 01:31:58 PM »
Old story which mentions the AMC allegations

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SMUGGLER LINKED TO BIN LADEN
By MURRAY WEISS
October 1, 2003 -- EXCLUSIVE

The American Muslim leader charged with smuggling $340,000 out of Libya was suspected of funneling cash from Osama bin Laden to blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the failed 1993 attempt to blow up New York City landmarks, The Post has learned.

The shocking revelation about Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, a wealthy Saudi scion arrested Sunday, means there were suspicions about his terror ties long before he became a politically connected activist rubbing elbows with U.S. politicians and training Islamic chaplains for the U.S. armed forces.

Amoudi's name surfaced almost a decade ago when federal agents grabbed the blind sheik and several other suspects as they were literally mixing a "witches brew" of explosives in Queens to detonate bridges, tunnels and landmarks in the Big Apple, a knowledgeable source said.

Among those arrested was Abdel al-Rahman Haggag, the sheik's speechwriter, who turned government informant.

Haggag said he believed Osama bin Laden routinely funneled $5,000 payments to Rahman through Amoudi and his organization, the American Muslim Council.

Bin Laden's funds were allegedly used to pay Rahman's rent and phone bills in New Jersey and Brooklyn, a source said.

Investigators tried to prove Amoudi was a terror middleman but could not find "smoking gun" evidence.

That allowed Amoudi to became a politically connected Muslim activist and co-founder of the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council, which helps the U.S. military select Muslim chaplains.

On Aug. 11, Amoudi was stopped in England at Heathrow Airport with 34 bundles of sequentially numbered $100 bills in his suitcase as he prepared to fly to Syria.

He said he received the money from Libyan officials to try to win release of Libyan assets frozen after the 1988 Pan Am bombing.

But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Brett Gentrup said in court documents yesterday the feds suspect Amoudi might have been funneling the $340,000 to terror groups operating in Syria, such as Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Gentrup also said a transcript had been uncovered in which Amoudi criticized al Qaeda's selection of terror targets.

Amoudi said too many Muslims were killed in attacks such as the 1998 Kenyan embassy bombing, the court documents claimed.

"I prefer to hit a Zionist target in America or Europe or elsewhere," Amoudi said, according to the court documents.

Amoudi, 51, who was refused bail yesterday, was arrested at Dulles Airport and charged with having financial dealings with the outlawed Libyan government of Moammar Khadafy.

Wiki on the AMC
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"In 2002, the spokesman for FBI director Robert Mueller memorably described the American Muslim Council (AMC) as the "the most mainstream Muslim group in the United States." A year later, the Catholic bishops called the AMC "the premier, mainstream Muslim group in Washington."

"Its founder and long-time chief, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was a Washington fixture. He had many meetings with both Clintons in the White House and once joined George W. Bush at a prayer service dedicated to victims of the 9/11 attacks. Alamoudi arranged a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner for congressional leaders. He six times lectured abroad for the State Department and founded an organization to provide Muslim chaplains for the Department of Defense. One of his former AMC employees, Faisal Gill, serves as policy director at the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence division."

According to testimony of Soliman Biheiri, the deputy director of the FBI gave a speech at AMC in 1999 or 2000.
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