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May 12, 2010

Feds Rent Office For Census From Radical Mosque

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam, War on Terror

And the government knows that the mosque is a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members" - and was even home to radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, today considered the inspiration to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hassan and the underpants bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

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However, it's now landlord of the Census Bureau office on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va.:

In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year.

The GSA helped the Commerce Department find office space for the Census. A GSA spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment or for clarification of the lease's true cost. Fairfax County property records indicate that Dar Al-Hijrah bought the 40,000-square-foot building in May 2008 for $5.8 million.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism obtained the reports referencing Dar al-Hijrah through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records related to a brief detention of Awlaki. Those records were copies of TECS reports - a computer database operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Some of the reports released to the IPT are redacted.

TECS data generally provides a summary narrative and referral to more detailed case references and case agent contacts.

The TECS reports dated in 2002 obtained under this FOIA stated that Dar Al-Hijrah was "associated with Islamic extremists" and was "operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S." A report dated in December, 2007, said the mosque "has been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing" and "has also been associated with encouraging fraudulent marriages." Another December 2007 report advised Dar Al-Hijrah, "has been under numerous investigations for financing and proving (sic) aid and comfort to bad orgs and members."

The TECS reports indicate that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) generated the information.

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As the report goes on to point out, some of this information is publicly available. and the GSA could have learned about the DHS TECS reports by requesting a Federal Protective Service background check on its vendor. What we have here is nothing less than pure bureaucratic incompetence and the government paying our tax dollars to known radical Islamists. I'd love to know the name of the clown that made the decision to do this, wouldn't you?

H/t - Crock Tock

Posted by Richard at May 12, 2010 6:33 AM



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