Wednesday, July 7, 2010

An Actual Secret Muslim Terrorist in US Government

And a Republican, no less.
Mark Deli Siljander, who represented Michigan in the House of Representatives from 1981-87 and was a delegate to the UN under president Ronald Reagan, pleaded guilty to acting as an agent for an Islamic charity with ties to international terrorism, according to Beth Phillips, US Attorney for the western district of Missouri.
Siljander was the last of five co-defendants in the case that involved the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA) of Columbia, Missouri. IARA was shut down by the US government in 2004 for connections to terrorism.
The Justice Department had charged that IARA, whose headquarters were in Sudan, also funneled money to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the militant Afghan leader and former prime minister of Afghanistan who leads the country's second-largest insurgent group.
So, in other words, the party whose ideological base perpetuates the "Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim" meme turns out to have a prominent official actively fundraising for Islamic terrorist groups.

The irony would be a lot funnier if terrorism didn't involve the whole "death and destruction" thing.

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