More embarrassing revelations for the Rumpled Academic Mujahid. Al-Arian update from the Tampa Tribune, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TAMPA – The same day a 20-year-old American and seven Israelis were killed in a terrorist attack, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad faxed a “cheerful” announcement to Tampa, according to evidence presented Wednesday morning in the trial of Sami Al-Arian.
“The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine announces the death of its martyr hero Khaled Al-Khatib, hero of the martyrdom operation of Kfar Darom,” the announcement said. “The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, while cheerfully announcing the news of the martyrdom of its righteous son, the Mujahid Khaled Al- Khatib, warns the occupying authority against harming our people and carrying out any retribution against our kinsmen in retaliation to the jihad operations.”
The announcement was faxed from Islamic Jihad headquarters in Damascus, Syria, to the home of Ramadan Shallah, who was then working at Al- Arian’s think tank, the World and Islam Studies Enterprise. Shallah then faxed the announcement to the think tank’s offices, according to an FBI witness.