Mohamed and Aysha Bary the parents of Rifqa Bary attend the Noor Islamic Cultural Center near Columbus, Ohio the leader of the mosque Dr. Hany Saqr was previously the Imam of the Masjid Omar Ibn El Khattab mosque. Last week, investigators from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement traveled to Ohio to visit the Barys. Part of their findings might be released Thursday 9/03/09 at a court hearing in Florida, a department spokeswoman said.
Masjid Omar Ibn El Khattab Official Information; (614) 262-1310
Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque http://www.masjedomar.org/
OMAR IBN EL-KHATTAB MOSQUE INC
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Address: 580 Riverview Dr% Noorgul DadaColumbus, OH 43202
KINDHEARTS CHARITY; Ohio-based Palestinian relief organization, now defunct, linked to Toledo OH used car dealers convicted on terror charges and the Columbus OH local parent organization was Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab.
Khaled Smaili, who in January of 2002 founded KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development, making himself President and C.E.O. KindHearts was incorporated as a “Domestic/Non-Profit” in Toledo, Ohio. Hatem El-Hady, a Toledo physician, was named KindHearts’ Chairman of the Board. Jihad Smaili, a Cleveland attorney (and Khaled’s older brother), became the organization’s legal counsel.
Defunct since 2005, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) was established in 1981 by Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook. IAP identified itself as "a not-for-profit, public-awareness, educational, political, social, and civic, national grassroots organization dedicated to advancing a just, comprehensive, and eternal solution to the cause of Palestine and suffrages [sic] of the Palestinians." The organization sought to advance this goal by producing what it characterized as factual articles on issues that the "Zionist-controlled" Western media allegedly failed to report.
IAP was the parent organization of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad (IAP's President), and Omar Ahmad (IAP's Public Relations Director), and Ibrahim Hooper.
In December 2004, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that IAP (along with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, or HLF), was liable for a $156 million lawsuit for having aided and abetted Hamas in the West Bank killing of a 17-year-old American citizen named David Boim. IAP thereafter had its assets frozen by the U.S. government and was shut down on grounds that it was funding terrorism.
Sami Al-Arian of Tampa Fl was an IAP co-founder was deeply enmeshed in the internal workings of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Al-Arian who would later go on to become the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s North American operations. One FBI surveillance video of Al-Arian's fundraising tour of American mosques (Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab) showed him being introduced as "the President of the Islamic Committee for Palestine … the active arm of the Islamic Jihad movement." In addition to others in the video who praised the killing of Jews and Christians, Al-Arian declaimed, "God cursed those who are the sons of Israel ... Those people, God made monkeys and pigs ... Let us damn America, let us damn Israel, let us damn them and their allies until death." In another videotaped speech, Al-Arian said: "We assemble today to pay respects to the march of the martyrs and to the river of blood that gushes forth and does not extinguish, from butchery to butchery, and from martyrdom to martyrdom, from jihad to jihad."
In February 2006, Kindhearts co-sponsored a “Leaders of Tomorrow” conference held by the Muslim Students Association of Ohio State University (MSA OSU). Fellow co-sponsors included: (a) Kindhearts' local parent organization, Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab, the mosque (near the OSU campus) which was home to the largest known al-Qaeda cell in the U.S. since 9/11, with two former members -- Iyman Faris and Nuradin Abdi -- already convicted and serving prison terms for their participation, and another cell member -- Christopher Paul -- awaiting trial at the time; and (b) Ilmquest Productions (the media arm of the Al-Maghrib Institute), which not only publishes and markets DVDs and CDs of Al-Maghrib “scholars,” but also the works of numerous other extremist speakers, including Bilal Philips, Khalid Yasin, and Yemeni al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Aulaqi.On February 19, 2006 (immediately following the aforementioned conference, Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab) -- after a two-year Senate investigation into terrorism financing -- federal agents padlocked Kindhearts' office and froze its assets, charging that KindHearts officials had coordinated with Hamas leaders and had made contributions to Hamas-affiliated organizations.
According to Stuart Levey, Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, "KindHearts is the progeny of [the] Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the facade of charitable giving."
That same day (February 19), three Toledo-area men – Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum, Toledo Used Car dealers – were arrested and charged with plotting to carry out terror attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and other overseas targets. One of them was charged additionally with having threatened the life of President George W. Bush. When asked whether there was any connection between the closure of KindHearts and these arrests, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales stated that they were “separate investigations, but they're coordinated.”
From Amawi’s apartment, authorities seized knives, battle fatigues, computers, and records from KindHearts. KindHearts documents were also found in El-Hindi’s home and in the travel agency he ran in Chicago.
Monday June 09, 2009 TOLEDO TERROR TRIAL NEARS END FOR MUSLIM USED CAR DEALER WASSIM MAZLOUM AND HIS CREW Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 28, of 4 Chelmsley Ct., Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 45, of 3524 Mayo St., and Wassim I. Mazloum, 26, of 5526 Grey Drive, Sylvania, were charged with conspiring to kill or injure people in the Middle East and with providing the “support and resources” to do so.
Cars used as cover; Mr. Mazloum said that “he could use his used car business, buying and selling automobiles, as a cover for traveling in and out of Iraq.” State records show Mr. Mazloum registered two car dealerships — City Auto Sales on North Reynolds, south of Bancroft Street, and Ram Auto Sales on Monroe Street, west of Douglas Road.
Mr. Amawi is a Jordanian citizen who was living in Toledo; Mr. El-Hindi was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Jordan who was living in Toledo, and Mr. Mazloum is from Lebanon but a legal permanent resident of the United States.
Their citizenship and religion — each is Muslim — again put the focus back on a community still living with the fallout from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Wassim Mazloum, a 24-year-old legal U.S. resident had operated a car business with his brother in Toledo after entering the United States from Lebanon.
WASSIM MAZLOUM OWNS TWO USED CAR LOTS IN TOLEDO, "CITY AUTO SALES & RAM AUTO SALES", HE AND 2 OTHERS WERE GOING TO ASSIST IRAQI TERRORISTS TO KILL U.S. SOLDIERS, Indictment: United States of America v. Mohammad Zaki Amawi ...
I have written extensively on the the untold number of terrorism cases where one of the chief terrorist perpetrators (al-Qaida) owned a used car lot, this has happened numerous times in the USA, the UK, Morocco, Japan, Bali, Saudi Arabia and Hamburg GR (Mohamed Atta).
The three Toledo men accused of terrorism activities were not manipulated by a government informant and instead were planning acts for a holy war, a federal prosecutor told jurors yesterday in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Gregg Sofer, a U.S. Justice Department attorney, said in his closing argument that the defendants - Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum - were enthusiastic participants in forming a terror cell to wage war against American soldiers in Iraq.