How stupid is America, really?
A federal judge has revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a confessed al-Qaeda operative who at one point ran a communications hub for an affiliated terrorist organization out of his Santa Clara apartment, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Seriously? WTF? Someone actually made this guy a U.S. citizen???
Khaled Abu al-Dahab, 57, a native of Egypt who moved to the U.S. in 1986, made “materially false written statements” to obtain naturalization, prosecutors argued in a motion for summary judgment, which U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell granted Thursday.
For example, al-Dahab said in an application in 1996 that he had not traveled outside the U.S. since 1989. However, in 1991, he spent two months at a camp near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where he received “military-style training” and taught foreign fighters to fly hang gliders in preparation for terrorist attacks, according to court documents.
Al-Dahab also concealed that he ran a communications hub for Egyptian Islamic Jihad operatives out of his Santa Clara apartment from 1990 to 1995.
During the 12 years he lived in California, al-Dahab also recruited Islamic Americans for al-Qaeda, according to prosecutors. He reportedly told FBI agents that Osama bin Laden, the group’s now-deceased leader, personally congratulated him for his work.
Read the whole story in the Mercury News