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Homeland Insecurity: The post-9/11 Capitol is like Fort Knox. Yet earlier this month, a convicted terrorist still under house arrest waltzed through that security rampart. Who’s minding the fort?
A group lobbying to restore the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Cairo held a Dec. 5 briefing in the high-security Cannon Office Building on Capitol Hill.
The event, sponsored by the Egypt Freedom Foundation, featured speakers critical of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
The foundation, which according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism was incorporated in Washington on Oct. 1, recently helped organize another event at Georgetown University that featured a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party.
Nice. The group’s only listed officer is Ahmed Bedier, a longtime official with the terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations.
While it’s bad enough such a radical group was allowed to organize an event at the Capitol, one of its guests of honor was none other than Sami al-Arian, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood terrorist who once bellowed during a speech at a Cleveland mosque:
“Let’s damn America, let’s damn Israel, let’s damn their allies until death!”
In a 2006 plea deal, al-Arian, a Palestinian immigrant who admits membership in the Muslim Brotherhood, pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid terrorism. He agreed to cooperate in other terrorism investigations in exchange for a sentence of time served and deportation.
But in 2008, al-Arian reneged on his promise to cooperate with authorities investigating a Muslim Brotherhood terrorism fundraising ring in the Washington suburbs. He refused to testify before a grand jury. A federal judge held him in contempt, and he was placed under house arrest.
So how did he break house arrest and attend the Brotherhood function in the Capitol? His detention had been modified earlier this year to let him leave his home during non-curfew hours with a monitoring device.
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