Jihadist in Washington

Counterterrorism Blog reports that a jihadist is working in Washington:

Mustafa Khalfi, the editor in chief of At Tajdid, the main Islamist publication in Morocco, is among other things working on the Hill for Congressman Jim McDermott. Researching with my colleague Ilan Weinglass this story, we found out that At Tajdid has a direct link to organizations classified by the U.S. Treasury as [Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity] SDGTs because of their affiliation to Hamas. Therefore Khalfi could in theory be designated himself as an SDGT.

This should have come as no surprise since At Tajdid clearly supports Hamas and has an anti-Semite and anti-American line. Over a month ago, we supplied the US Treasury with all the relevant information regarding this case. We also contacted numerous people, including for instance Senator Lugar and Lee Hamilton, involved in the choice of Khalfi as a Fulbright scholar and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. So far no one responded to our queries…

The authors of this post wrote an article for Frontpage Magazine in which they detail Khalfi’s terrorist ties:

A Moroccan Islamist and apparent terrorism supporter has been getting treatment in Washington D.C. that most graduate students can only dream of. Mustafa Khalfi, editor-in-chief of the Moroccan newspaper At-Tajdid (Renewal), is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright/American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship. This honor has afforded him the honor of working for Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), taking a course at Johns Hopkins University, and receiving a visiting scholarship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

At-Tajdid’s connection to terrorism:

At-Tajdid’s website has a permanent link to the Union of Good, an umbrella organization of Hamas-funding charities. Five of these organizations have been listed by the U.S. Treasury Department as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities (SDGTs):

* The Al-Aqsa Foundation, Belgium and Holland Branches
* Interpal
* Comité de Benfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens (CBSP)
* Sanabil al-Aqsa
* The Palestinian Relief Society, Switzerland

First a former Taliban member goes to Yale and now we have a jihadist with ties to Hamas working for Jim McDermott – actually that doesn’t surprise me. Jim McDermott was always a blame-America-first nutball.

But what was Lee Hamilton doing helping this guy?

And Michelle Malkin writes about Jihadists in Georgia.

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