Terrorist Supports GOP

Ken AshfordRepublicans, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari pled not guilty in a Manhattan federal court last Friday, denying charges that he’s a terrorist financier. But that’s a matter in some dispute, and not just by the prosecutors. According to The Blotter at ABC News.com, the indictment charges that he arranged for $152,000 worth of bank transfers to fund a terror training camp.

But if that doesn’t convince you he’s a funding terrorists, maybe this will: Alishtari also gave 10% of that total to the National Republican Congressional Committee. The NRCC won’t say what it intends to do with those funds.

Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari also claims in an online CV to be a member of the "White House Business Advisory Committee" and at having been a "National Republican Congressional Committee [New York State] Businessman of the Year" in 2002 and 2003.

This has to be a little embarrassing to the right, who have (for years) been trying to make the case that "Democrats are in league with the terrorists" and "bin Laden wants Democrats to win" and other such fictionally-based arguments.