US charges American Muslim with helping Al Qaeda linked rebel group

ByPamela Geller on December 8, 2015
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29 Nov 2013, Damascus, Syria --- Islamist fighters demonstrate with their weapons during their graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 28, 2013. The newly graduated fighters, who went through military training, will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Picture taken November 28. REUTERS/Diaa Al-Din (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY) --- Image by © STRINGER/Reuters/Corbis
29 Nov 2013, Damascus, Syria --- Islamist fighters demonstrate with their weapons during their graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 28, 2013. The newly graduated fighters, who went through military training, will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Picture taken November 28. REUTERS/Diaa Al-Din (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY) --- Image by © STRINGER/Reuters/Corbis

President Obama has done this very thing. Can’t we charge him with these same crimes as well? He aided, abetted and armed — what was it the administration called them? — “moderate al Qaeda” in Syria. And they were linked to ISIS.

If this Muslim is guilty, so is Obama. It’s the exact same crime.

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“US charges American with helping Al Qaeda linked rebel group,” AFP, December 8, 2015

US citizen charged with violating sanctions against Syria and defrauding the US, tried to provide military equipment to group.

(AFP) – The United States has charged a naturalized American citizen with providing military supplies to a Syrian rebel group that often fights alongside the country’s Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Washington Post reported.

The Post identified the man late Monday as Amin al-Baroudi, aged 50, and said he was charged in an indictment unsealed last week.

The specific charges are violating US sanctions against Syria and conspiring to defraud the United States, the newspaper said.

Syrian-born Al-Baroudi sought to supply firearm scopes, tactical vests and other supplies to the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, the Post said.

Ahrar al-Sham is perhaps the most powerful non-jihadist rebel force in Syria, and has sought in recent months to present itself as a moderate group.

It is believed to be among the factions invited to a conference this week in Saudi Arabia along with Western-backed opposition forces to discuss a joint opposition platform ahead of potential negotiations with the Syrian regime.

In July, the group’s foreign relations head Labib Al-Nahhas penned a rare opinion piece that was published by the Post, criticising Washington for too narrowly defining “moderate” in the Syrian context.

Nahhas also said Ahrar had been “falsely accused” of being close to Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.

But the group works alongside Al-Nusra in several battlefronts in Syria, and is part of the powerful Army of Conquest alliance with the affiliate in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province.

US prosecutors characterized the group as one that “frequently fights alongside” Al-Nusra Front, the Post said.

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  • blazer91

    When are the deranged LibTards going to wake up? We are fighting a war in our own countries (the West) thanks to the scourge of “white guilt” addled “progressives”. Stop all immigration of muzzies, deport those already here.
    Drastic, yes, necessary, yes.
    Get the muzzy lovers out of the White House. We here in Canada are now doomed to 4 yrs of the Trudeau Jr. LibTards and their destructive policies but any further muzzy terrorist acts (and they will happen) will ensure they are not re-elected.
    Canadians were convinced that change was necessary and 39% of the population gave the cursed Liberal Party of Canada a majority. Democracy has it’s flaws.

    • Judi

      The trouble is in 4 years, they can do a lot of damage. Just look what 7 years of Obama has done to the US.

  • snoozinglion

    Pamela you are of course exactly right… Obama has set the POTUS bar so very low…. snake belly low…

  • Mahou Shoujo

    If the laws were enforced as written, terrorism would be stomped flat, As is, interference and apathy are encouraging terrorism to grow. Eventually there will be an incident that will trigger an avalanche of civil disobedience that will make the civil war look like a neighbourhood riot.

  • Po Tato

    >… President Obama has done this very thing. Can’t we charge him with these same crimes as well? …

    Hussein Obama has a lot of powerful backers

    His Super Power Backers are working in the background, and they have trillions and trillions of *OIL MONEY* to buy out anybody

    Among those who have been bought out are the traitors in our country – no, not only the DNC (which we already know) but also a lot of the Republicans – the Bush family are also involved, that is why we see the path taken by Jeb Bush, the pro-moslem stand he is taking

    But Jeb Bush is not the only puppet from the Republican Party controlled by the oil money – – almost all the candidates in the Republican lineup are tainted, and yes, once upon a time even Donald Trump was deeply involved with the oil money

    Right now the relationship between Trump and the Arab oil money is unclear – obviously his recent remark has angered a lot of those Sheiks, and his investments in the Arabian countries are in doubt

    Anyway, we, the People, do not have these type of money, we are not the 800lb Gorilla, so we have no say in the running of things

    Suffice to say Hussein Obama will never be punished, and our country, the United States of America, supposed to be the *MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD* has become a slave to the Arabs

  • joe1429

    Anyone charged with helping terrorists, needs to be executed.. upon conviction!!