February 24, 2005
A Virginia man, detained in Saudi Arabia as a terror suspect who allegedly plotted to assassinate President Bush, has been charged in federal court with providing material support and resources to Al Qaeda.
23-year-old Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is a U.S. citizen and a 1999 valedictorian of the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Virginia.
These academies are known to be financed by the extremist Wahaabi sect of Islam and are producing people who think just like this guy does.
Why the United States does not shut down these schools is beyond me.
They are fomenting revolution and treason on our own soil.
Naturally, Ali's parents deny everything, but the parents of some of the 9/11 hijackers denied their sons were involved in that operation.
Do you expect them to admit it and draw more attention to themselves?
We know these people are here to kill us.
We know they are using our constitution to claim rights for themselves they deny even to their own people.
We know their objective.
Let's continue to get them before they get us and for goodness sake, can we please keep them from coming here in the first place?
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
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