U.S. Muslim Activist Charged with Funding Terrorists

(Washington Post) A leading U.S. Muslim activist charged this week with illegally accepting money from Libya to influence U.S. policy also funded terrorists in the U.S. and abroad, U.S. prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Authorities alleged in court documents that the $340,000 Abdurahman al-Amoudi was carrying when he was detained in London in August en route to Syria "was intended for delivery in Damascus to one or more of the terrorists or terrorist organizations active in Syria." Federal agents also said that a chapter of an organization founded and led by al-Amoudi gave money to two Portland, Ore., men accused of being part of a group that supported al-Qaeda. Al-Amoudi, 51, founded the American Muslim Foundation and the American Muslim Council, two of the most prominent and influential Muslim activist organizations in the U.S.

2003-10-01 00:00:00

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