In 2002, PBS produced a documentary on the life of Muhammad, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet. I wrote in a National Review article at the time that the documentary presented an “attractively packaged, sanitized version of Islam.” It features Islamic apologist Karen Armstrong; Daisy Khan, the deeply deceitful “moderate” who shot to national prominence in the Ground Zero mosque controversy, and others of that ilk. But now Jihad Watch reader Carolynn has alerted me to the fact that it is also noteworthy for capturing the slain jihad terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, who was in contact with Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass murderer; Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas underwear jihadist; and others, leading Muslim prayers on Capitol Hill. Screenshots above show the minute mark where you can see him in the video.Pentagon rolled out the red carpet for al-Awlaki in 2002, as a "new generation" of moderate Muslim leader And then there's this. Keep in mind Spencer wrote this 13 days ago, Dec. 23:
Awlaki was widely reputed to be a “moderate” at the time, but that’s just the point. One of the supposed “gotcha” quotes that Leftists and Islamic supremacists like to use against me is one in which I said that there is “no distinction in the American Muslim community between peaceful Muslims and jihadists.” This video, however, shows that to be absolutely true: no one was getting up and walking out on al-Awlaki, or saying he shouldn’t be preaching or leading the prayers.Now a stunning new revelation by Fox News early this morning. Fox, America's largest most-watched news network busts the story wide open and confirms all the facts revealed, and the dots connected by Spencer a mere 13 days ago: "Radical American Cleric May Have Booked Pre-9/11 Flights for Hijackers":
The FBI suspected within days of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that the American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may have purchased tickets for some of the hijackers for air travel in advance of the attacks, according to newly released documents reviewed exclusively by Fox News. The purpose of these flights remains unclear, but the 9/11 Commission report later noted that the hijackers had used flights in the lead-up to the attacks to test security and surveillance. The heavily redacted records – obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of information Act request – suggest the FBI held evidence tying the American-born cleric to the hijackers just 16 days after the attack that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. “We have FBI documents showing that the FBI knew that al-Awlaki had bought three tickets for three of the hijackers to fly into Florida and into Las Vegas, including the lead hijacker, Mohammad Atta,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Fox News. He added that the records show the cleric, killed in September 2011 by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, “was a central focus of the FBI's investigation of 9/11. They show he wasn't cooperative. And they show that he was under surveillance.”Al-Awlaki arranged flights for Muhammed Attah, other 9/11 hijackers And then there's this:
One FBI investigative report known as a 302 summarizes the bureau’s investigation of Al-Awlaki’s Visa transactions. While heavily redacted, the document indicates a credit transaction for “Atta, Mohammed -- American West Airlines, 08/13/2001, Washington, DC to Las Vegas to Miami," the document says. The mid-August flight, according to the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, which first investigated the attacks, was one of Atta’s numerous and crucial surveillance flights. "On August 13, Atta flew a second time across country from Washington to Las Vegas on a Boeing 757 (seated in first class) returning on August 14 to Fort Lauderdale," the 9/11 report reads. The FBI documents also show a credit card record for a “Suqami, S. ----Southwest Airlines, 07/10/2001, Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando.” Satam al-Suqami was one of the muscle hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11, which slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. The third individual, identified in the records is a “W. al-Sheri -- National Airlines, 08/01/2001, San Francisco to Las Vegas to Miami.” This appears to be either Waleed al-Shehri or Wail al-Shehri. The two brothers were also muscle hijackers, according to the 9/11 Commission report.Awlaki infiltrated the Bush administration in 2002; Muslim operatives in the Obama administration? The first obvious question that arises from these newly discovered documents, is why are the documents so "heavily redacted"? What are the Feds concealing from us? Other names perhaps associated with the 9/11 attacks of individuals who are now deemed "moderate Muslims"? Individuals perhaps that are associated with the Obama administration? Keep in mind, that til this day, the Los Angeles Times refuses to release the video tape of Barack Hussein Obama giving a toast at a dinner to suspected terrorist, Rashid Khalidi (photo above). From Glenn Beck's TheBlaze, Sept. 20, 2012, "LA TIMES REAFFIRMS IT WILL NOT PUBLISH MYSTERIOUS OBAMA, KHALIDI RECORDING":
The release of the hidden camera Mitt Romney video this week is reminding some conservative bloggers of a talked-about story four years ago, and they’re now asking if and when another potentially explosive videotape will see the light of day. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit writes:Non-interventionists, left-libertarians, Pat Buchananites with a little egg on their faces Obviously these new documents are an embarrassment for a number of individuals and groups. Of course, the liberal media, NY Times, PBS, and the whole alphabet soup of networks. Once again Fox News has scooped them all, on a story that they probably prefer remained untold. And the appeasors of Islam in the Democrat Party, including a great many on Capitol Hill need to be confronted on these new findings. Congressional hearings called by brave hawk Republicans? But what about some elements on the American right, and the soft on Islam wing of the libertarian movement? Ron Paulists, Pat Buchanan Paleo-conservatives, the Jesse Ventura/Alex Jones 9/11 Truther crowd, and non-interventionists in general now have some explaining to do. Seems their line, that "not all Muslims support Jihad on the West," is a tad bit optimistic. Keep in mind these groups are vicious opponents of Robert Spencer, Horowitz and our friend Ayn Rand individualist Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs. But it's not just the Paleos. It's the NeoCons too. Their policy of appeasement of the Arabs, working with them, particularly "our friends the Saudis." Their efforts over the years to increase our foreign aid budget to friendly Arab nations from keeping them from turning radical. It would appear now, that the whole notion of a non-radical Muslim is suspect. Awlaki, a supposed non-radical who "we could work with", has now been discovered to be a key player in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a plane that went down in the fields of western Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 Americans. Those who diss Robert Spencer as an extremist, write Fox News off as some silly "wingnut" network, and castigate those of us in the pro-defense wing of the libertarian movement who call for a toughening of the War on Islamism, now have some serious "'splainin'" to do. More at FoxNewsReporting, "The secrets of 9/11 revealed" May 4, 2012.Say, where’s that Obama/Khalidi tape? Why won’t the L.A.Times release it? Oh, who am I kidding? They won’t release it because it would make Obama look terrible. What other reason can there be?The Daily Caller writes:Speaking of secret tapes, remember Rashid Khalidi? The LA Times hopes you don’t.Daily Pundit writes:So sure, I want to hear the “misssing” two minutes of the incomplete video. But you know what I’d really like to see? The video of Obama praising Rashid Khalidi to the skies currently being suppressed by the hack propagandists at the Los Angeles Times.