So the FBI was apparently fooled into hunting
for five non-existent, Middle Eastern fugitives
from Canada. It now looks like a weasel named
Michael John Hamdani
made the whole thing up to avoid facing old
document forgery charges.
Hamdani may have pulled a fast one, but our
air, land, and sea ports of entry are still
sieves—and the continuing hunt for fugitive terror
suspects is no joke:
- The FBI is still trying to find an Ottawa aid
worker known as "al-Kanadi," (Arabic for "The
Ahmad Said Khadr is considered by intelligence
officials to be the highest-ranking
Canadian within Osama bin Laden's inner circle.
Khadr had previously been in custody in Pakistan for the
1995 bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad that
killed 17 people. But according to the National Post,
after Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien
personally appealed for Khadr to "receive due
process and fair treatment," the suspected Egyptian
Islamic Jihad terrorist was
Both Canada and the United Nations have now frozen the
fugitive Khadr's assets due to suspected ties to bin
Laden. His teenage son, Omar, is in
U.S. custody for his alleged role in an ambush of
U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last July. Omar is accused
lobbing the hand grenade that killed
Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Speer, a medic with
the U.S. Special Forces. Just days before his murder,
courageously walked into a minefield to rescue two
wounded Afghan children.
- The FBI is still searching for
Habis Abdulla Al Saoub, also known as Abu Tarek, Abu
Tariq, and Habisabdulla Al-Saub. The Jordan-born terror
suspect is wanted in connection with a
federal grand jury indictment returned last fall in
Portland, Oregon, where the feds broke up an alleged al
sleeper cell. Al Saoub is charged with conspiracy to
levy war against the United States, provide material
support and resources to al Qaeda, contribute services
to al Qaeda and the Taliban, and possessing firearms in
furtherance of crimes of violence. Al Saoub, considered
armed and dangerous, is believed to have fled in October
2001 and hasn't been seen since.
- U.S. intelligence officials have "occasionally" lost
track of approximately 15 cargo freighters around the
world believed to be controlled by al Qaeda for possible
use in ferry operatives and transportation of bombs,
money or commodities by sea. According to the
Washington Post: "U.S. officials do not know
precisely how each of these 'ships of concern' is being
used, except that some are generating profits for al
Qaeda. Any of them could be used in an attack anywhere
in the world, officials fear."
- A little-noticed report from the Justice Department's
Inspector General revealed last month that between
September 2001 and March 2002,
"a total of 253 ship jumpers throughout the country"
disappeared and have yet to be located. Moreover,
the feds are still mum on the whereabouts of 25
suspected Islamic extremists
thought to have entered major seaports in
California, Florida, and
Georgia last year by hiding in cargo containers and
walking away undetected, dressed as
Some complacent citizens are using Hamdani's New
Year's eve swindle to dismiss our national insecurity as
hype. Open your eyes. Feel the
hate. The continuing
jihad against America is not a hoax.
Michelle Malkin is author of
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores.
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