HOW HASANS 9/11 IMAM GOT AWAY
In the race to unravel the facts and motivations behind the Fort Hood terror attack, ABC News is now the first major media outlet to cite the prescient reporting of the top-selling book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America.
In today's lead story on "The Blotter by Brian Ross," ABC reporters Joseph Rhee and Mark Schone quote Paul Sperry, co-author of Muslim Mafia, who retraced how the known al-Qaeda recruiter credited with inspiring Nidal Malik Hasan's alleged shootings was actually apprehended then released by authorities nearly eight years ago.
"Investigators are mad as hell," ABC News quotes Paul Sperry as saying, "and they have a valid point in asking whether a dozen soldiers would be alive today if they'd been allowed to put the screw to Awlaki when they had the chance."
That chance came on Oct. 10, 2002, when Anwar al Awlaki whose website recently praised HasanÂ¹s alleged actions as, the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. Arm was captured at JFK Airport in New York. But one day earlier his arrest warrant had been rescinded, so he was released from custody.
In Muslim Mafia, which exposes the dangerous Muslim Brotherhood in America and is published by WND Books, Sperry uncovered classified immigration records on AwlakiÂ¹s brief detainment and mysterious release in one of several shocking news scoops found in the book. In fact, some of the subjects Muslim Mafia exposes are suing to have it shut down.
The exclusive and sensitive federal documents concerning Awlaki which also detail his listing on the terror watch list and involvement in other terrorist investigations are available for review from the author upon request.
"Considering how many terrorists this al-Qaida operative has radicalized in the U.S., Canada and Britain, his release from US custody is nothing short of a scandal," Sperry said.
The book chronicles its six-month undercover penetration of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, conducted by the son of Muslim Mafia's co-author, P. David Gaubatz. Chris Gaubatz posed as a recent Muslim convert and intern, and his investigation revealed CAIR's litany of terror ties and intents.
A federal judge recently ruled that the Gaubatzes return some of the 12,000 pages of documents that Chris salvaged from CAIR's shredder--which provide much of the basis for the book's conclusions. But two days before Thanksgiving, FBI agents swooped in on the Washington, D.C., law office of the attorneys representing Dave Gaubatz with a warrant for the documents.
A noted member of the attorney team defending the Gaubatzes is Martin Garbus, whose clients list includes Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Robert Redford, Spike Lee, Al Pacino and Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame.
Muslim Mafia has already made headlines. Its findings prompted outrage by key members of Congress, who called for investigations into CAIR's actions and associations. The book is packed with pages of recently declassified government documents and evidence from the covert operation, including thousands of e-mails, faxes and internal memos that CAIR never intended for public viewing.
Some of the key smoking-gun revelations detailed in the book include:
· Secret records show CAIR donating thousands to the legal defense of a Muslim cop-killer who's the spiritual leader of a CAIR-tied radical Detroit imam recently killed in a gunfight with the FBI.
· Radical imam whom CAIR regularly books as a guest speaker has exhorted Muslims to attack U.S. military aircraft, including C-130s transporting 82nd Airborne paratroopers out of Fort Bragg, according to a recording of one of his sermons still circulating in mosques across America. (The Army post happens to be part of the district represented by North Carolina Sen. Larry Shaw—who this year took over the reins of CAIR as its new chairman.)
· Means CAIR employs to excuse, protect and prevent police from prosecuting Muslim men who beat their wives, decreeing such beatings as OK f so long as no mark remains.
· How closely CAIR was connected to the flying imams incident, which recently settled out of court, directing lawsuits against airline passengers citizens who reported suspicious activity.
· Troubled by several of its associations and actions, the Justice Department labeled CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation a group convicted last year of funding the Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas.
· How CAIR debated launching a smear campaign against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California after she cited concerns over its associations.
About the Authors:
P. David Gaubatz, a veteran federal investigator and counter-terrorism specialist served for more than a decade as a special agent in the U.S. Air Force's elite Office of Special Investigations, where he held the U.S. government's highest security clearances - including Top Secret/SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) - and was briefed into many so-called black projects. Gaubatz is a U.S. State Department-trained Arabic linguist and has more than two decades of experience in the Middle East, including tours in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Iraq, where in 2003 he led a fifteen-man team in extracting the family members of the Iraqi lawyer credited with saving Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch.
Paul Sperry, a media fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, is former Washington bureau chief for Investor's Business Daily, and author of Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington, an Amazon Top 100 seller. The book is being used by top law enforcement departments in the country, as well as the U.S. military. Sperry has broken a number of national stories on the war on terror and other major issues and has been cited and credited by the Washington Post, USA Today, UPI and the Associated Press, among others. In addition, his columns have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Houston Chronicle, The American Spectator, and Reason, among others. Sperry has appeared on Fox News, CNN, C-SPAN and NBC Nightly News.