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U.S. Charges Activist Over Links to Libya

One of the country’s leading Islamic activists, a chief architect of the Pentagon’s Muslim chaplain program, was charged yesterday with illegally accepting money from Libya for his efforts to persuade the United States to lift sanctions against that nation. Abdurahman Alamoudi, who as leader of the American Muslim Council met frequently with senior Clinton and Bush administration officials, was arrested Sunday at Dulles International Airport as he entered the United States from Britain, six weeks after he allegedly attempted to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars into Syria. U.S. officials said the final destination of the money is under investigation. Authorities said the arrest is an important step in the wide-ranging investigation of funding for terrorism in this country, a probe that centers on a cluster of foundations and businesses based in Herndon. Full Story

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