Arab News this morning reports that “Abdulrahman Alamoudi’s troubles are increasing.”
The high-profile American Muslim activist has already been accused of smuggling, “engaging in illegal financial transactions with Libya, money laundering, failure to report foreign bank accounts, misuse of a passport, and lying in an application to become a US citizen.”
Now there is more: “Recently available court records say Alamoudi funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to companies and organizations tied to international terrorism. Law enforcement officials say Alamoudi, 51, was a principal player in a plot to launder money through front companies and phantom organizations.”
Alamoudi is alleged to have “sent at least $160,000 from these organizations to an organization implicated in Al-Qaeda’s December 1999 plot to blow up Los Angeles International Airport.”
Remember: for years Alamoudi was a leading “civil rights” spokesman for Muslims in America. He joined Bush at a prayer service after 9/11. He is also the man who sued George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon in 2002 for various violations of international law. The moral of the story is not that all such Muslim spokesmen have similar skeletons in their closets, but that pointed questions to them, such as the ones I once tried to ask Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American Islamic Relations, are not out of order.