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U.S. Says Activist Funded Terrorists

A leading U.S. Muslim activist charged this week with illegally accepting money from Libya to influence U.S. policy also funded terrorists in the United States and abroad, U.S. prosecutors alleged yesterday. Authorities alleged in court documents that the $340,000 Abdurahman Alamoudi was carrying when he was detained in London in August en route to Syria “was intended for delivery in Damascus to one or more of the terrorists or terrorist organizations active in Syria.” U.S. officials said al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations operate in Syria, a country that is designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the State Department. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria yesterday, federal agents also said that a chapter of an organization founded and led by Alamoudi gave money to two Portland, Ore., men accused of being part of a group that supported al Qaeda. Full Story

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