Ex-Attorney General Ashcroft Aided Terrorists in 2003; Taking their money in 2017 John Ashcroft Taking $2.5 Million From Qatar to Defend Nation that Harbors Terrorists

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By Ben Barrack

This article is the third in a series. Here is Part 1 and Part 2

As the Attorney General at the time of the 9/11 attacks, John Ashcroft had a responsibility to the American people. Now, as was the case then, he’s betrayed them. What he’s doing today is incomprehensible all by itself. He’s taking money ($2.5 Million) from the government of Qatar to defend that country from verifiable accusations that it supports the same brand of terrorists that attacked the U.S. on 9/11.

Via the Hill:

Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the former attorney general under President George W. Bush who oversaw the war on terror’s legal proceedings.

The decision to hire Ashcroft, who also previously served as a Missouri senator, comes after the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern states accused Qatar of supporting terrorist efforts in the region.

The small nation state of Qatar juts out from the eastern coast of Saudia Arabia like a cheeto. It is a hotbed of Muslim Brotherhood activity. Doha is ground zero for Muslim Brotherhood propaganda; Al-Jazeera is based there. The global Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, found refuge there in 1961 after he was expelled from Egypt. Qaradawi returned to Egypt in 2011 during the Arab Spring, as the Muslim Brotherhood was gaining power there. He later fled back to Qatar after the Brotherhood was overthrown in Egypt by General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi.

As for Al-Jazeera, it has consistently provided al-Qaradawi with a platform. Al-Qaradawi was REVERED by the 9/11 terrorists specifically and by al-Qaeda generally. In 1997, before he was banned from entry into the U.S., al-Qaradawi paid a visit to the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA. This was the same mosque led by Anwar al-Awlaki and visited by three of the 9/11 hijackers as well as Fort Hood Jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan. In a photo, al-Qaradawi can be seen speaking there, with the Chairman of the Mosque Bassam Estwani showing great deference to the Muslim Brotherhood leader. In the photo below, Estwani is seated on the floor.

Qaradawi at Dar al-Hijrah mosque (far left) and Estwani (on floor)

Qatar has continued to grant safe harbor to leaders of Hamas, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) as designated by the U.S. State Department.

In addition to defending Muslim Brotherhood terrorists today (for $2.5 million over 90 days), Ashcroft was a key figure in shutting down an operation that would have exposed the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.

Protecting Terrorists Nothing New to Ashcroft

In the spring of 2002, a Muslim Brotherhood dragnet created to go after sources of terror funding, was neutered. Operation Green Quest (OGQ) began in March. By April, stealth Muslim Brotherhood jihadists by the name of Talat Othman and Khaled Saffuri were able to get The George W. Bush administration to back off. Why?

The short answer is Bush had been compromised by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Othman was a business partner of Bush in the 1980’s; Saffuri had been tapped by Karl Rove to lead his Muslim outreach during the 2000 campaign. In short, Bush owed both men a big favor.

They got one.

A bombshell article by David Armstrong that appeared in Harper’s Magazine in 2004 explains Ashcroft’s role in shutting down OGQ, which almost certainly would have dealt a severe blow to stealth Muslim Brotherhood jihadist organizations in the U.S. like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Instead, most Americans don’t know who these groups are.

From Harpers:

Now, under an agreement between Attorney General John Ashcroft and Department of Homeland Security head Tom Ridge signed in May 2003, the Customs Service–part of Homeland Security since last March–has relinquished control of its counterterrorism investigations to the FBI, which repeatedly had refused to turn over critical investigative files to Green Quest agents. This deal between Ashcroft and Ridge effectively shut down Green Quest, quashing the one serious–if flawed–probe into domestic terrorist financing.

At the time OGQ was shut down, Ashcroft, then FBI Director Robert Mueller and New York U.S. Attorney – soon to be Deputy Attorney General – James Comey were all well aware of OGQ. None of those three men would like to see it revisited.

Those inclined to dismiss Ashcroft’s decision to accept $2.5 million from Qatar today should re-think their position after considering his role in shutting down OGQ. Likewise, those inclined to dismiss his role in dismantling OGQ should re-think their position after considering his decision to accept $2.5 million from Qatar.

Those who dismiss both are part of the problem.

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