Former US president Bill Clinton sent a handwritten note to the chairman of the board of a mosque that housed 9/11 hijackers and was led by al-Qaeda operatives.
Bill Clinton sent the note to the Dar AL-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia. This was a mosque that once had senior al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki as imam, included al-Qaeda 9/11 hijackers as part of their congregation, and a teacher and camp counselor in the form of an al-Qaeda conspirator and assassin.
The handwritten note was penned on official stationery and was a response from Bill Clinton to a letter from the chairman. The note was released as part of a document dump from the Clinton presidential library last Friday, with a mark noting “THE PRESIDENT HAS SEEN 3-10-00.”
The note reads: “I’m interested in all these suggestions. Let’s follow up. It would be good to have support from Muslims.” Bill Clinton signed the note “Bill”.
After the attack on September 11, FBI agents visited the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque after they discovered that the mosque had once had two 9/11 hijackers as worshipers.
Anwar Al-Awlaki was a senior al-Qaeda recruiter and was the imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque from January 2001 to April 2002. Al-Awlaki is linked to a couple of high profile terrorists. Three 9/11 hijackers worshipped under Al-Awlaki’s preaching while he was imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque according to US officials. Al-Awlaki was also linked to the Fort Hood Shooter. Al-Awlaki was killed in a drone strike by the CIA in September, 2011, after he left the United States for Yemen in 2002
President Obama said “The death of Awlaki is a major blow to Al-Qaeda’s most active operational affiliate. He took the lead in planning and directing efforts to murder innocent Americans … and he repeatedly called on individuals in the United States and around the globe to kill innocent men, women and children to advance a murderous agenda. [The strike] is further proof that Al-Qaeda and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world.”
Anwar Al Awlaki was preceded by Mohammed Al Hanooti, who was imam of the Dar Al-Awlaki mosque from 1995 to 1999. Hanooti was named an unindicted co-conspirator by a US attorney in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The camp counselor and Islamic teacher of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque was Ahmed Omar Abu Ali. The teacher/counselor was convicted in 2005 for conspiring to assassinate George W. Bush and was sentenced to life in prison.
The mosque was “operating as a front for Hamas operatives in the U.S.,” according to a report from the TECS obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism in 2010.