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Monday, August 02, 2004

Muslim "Activist" in Virginia USA plotted to kill Saudi ruler

paid nearly $1 million by Libya

Washington Post: A Muslim activist whose influence once reached the highest levels of the U.S. government pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally moving cash from Libya and admitted that he was involved in an elaborate Libyan plot to assassinate the Saudi ruler.

Abdurahman Alamoudi pocketed nearly $1 million from Libya and used it to pay conspirators in a bizarre scheme to kill Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that included covert meetings in a London subway station and illegal transfers in Swiss bank accounts, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria in association with his plea.

Alamoudi's plea marks the downfall of the one-time head of the American Muslim Council, a highly visible figure who met with top U.S. officials to gain a greater political voice for Muslims in this country. His arrest was derided by friends and associates who portrayed him as a moderate activist, but federal officials say his cooperation now will be crucial to major terrorism investigations.

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For reference, see these from November 2000:

Hillary Clinton still hounded by blood-money questions
Jewish World Review

The Clintons, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and the Myth of "Moderate Islam"

I leave it to The New York Times and other critics of President Bush to point out that he too "met with" Alamoudi.

UPDATE: Daniel Pipes has the scoop on Alamoudi - August 3 in the New York Sun. This is a must read, as "Alamoudi has at least indirect links to Osama bin Laden."