Enaam Arnout Facing America's Justice System: He helped Oppressed Muslims.
Steve Emerson's Zionist hand at play.
New Trend Magazine
Just this year, Enaam Arnaout, 51, was reunited with his children for the first time in over 14 years. They went through a lot of hardship to escape the war in Syria and come to the US for high school. Arnaout is a Syrian American who did immeasurable charity work overseas with Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), for which he served 10 years in prison, including 2 1/2 years in isolation and 3 1/2 years at CMU Terre Haute.
Arnaout just finished his supervised release. Now that he's finally a free man, settled with his kids, the US government is trying to revoke his citizenship. It's very odd because the CIA and FBI already decided he's not a threat. He is not even on the no-fly list. The US government gave him permission in 2011 and 2012 to travel abroad to see his elderly, ill mother. This is obviously pure harassment.
Arnaout entered a plea agreement in 2003 to avoid the risk of spending the rest of his life in prison as other Islamic charity founders are doing. On this basis, the government is now claiming that he lied on his citizenship application, which stated that he had never committed a crime for which he had not been arrested. Arnaout became a citizen in 1993 through marriage to an American woman, Nancy Catherine Noyes in 1989.
Arnaout told New Trend that when he was in college in Pakistan, he met a lot of people at the local community gatherings when he was doing relief work, but that was the extent of association. The accusation reads:
"Memberships and organizations," instructs the applicant to, "list your present and past membership in or affiliation with every organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar group in the United States or in any other place." In response to the instruction in Part 9 of his INS Form N-400, Defendant stated, "None."
The government is claiming that from January 1989 until June 1990, less than one year, Arnaout was an employee of Lajnat Al-Birr Al-Islamiah ("LBI"), also known as the Islamic Benevolence Committee, to raise funds in Saudi Arabia to provide support to the mujahideen, Osama bin Laden and Gulbuddin Hekmatyer.
"Defendant provided mujahedeen fighters in Afghanistan with supplies and logistical support. By providing the mujahedeen with support and or money, Defendant knowingly affiliated himself with various organizations and associations that claimed to repel the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. Accordingly, Defendant's statement in Part 9 of his INS Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, filed on April 8, 1993, that he had no present or past membership in or affiliation with any organization or association was false."
The United States Department of Treasury designated Hekmatyer as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2003, while bin Laden and al Qaeda were blamed for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, although the FBI does not officially consider bin Laden to be a suspect.
The government's complaint goes on to smear BIF. This is particularly low, since BIF was aiding Bosnians, Kosovar Albanians, Chechens and others who were being targeted for genocide in the post-USSR era. As in Afghanistan, the US was also supporting these groups militarily so there was no crime involved in helping them at the time.
"Beginning in May 1993, BIF, through its employees, solicited donations from
the public by purporting that BIF and its related overseas offices were a charitable organization involved solely in humanitarian work for the benefit of civilian populations. In fact, the objectives of the BIF were to support the activities of mujahedeen fighters in various areas of the world by raising funds and providing support to mujahedeen and others engaged in violence and armed confrontation. This included providing support to al-Qa'ida and Hezb-e-Islami," claims the government.
This might sound plausible, except that the US then completely undermines its own case by overdoing its case, venturing into the territory of "guilt by association." For the next several paragraphs the complaint goes on and on about various terrorist attacks against US interests in various countries that were blamed on al Qaeda in later years, but that BIF was not at all involved with.
While the government uses a lot of inflammatory statements and spurious claims regarding association with terrorists, who may or may not even be guilty of what they are accused of, in order to make Arnaout sound scary. However, their case is actually quite mundane and does not even clearly accuse Arnaout to have been a member of any of these organizations.
"Defendant lacked the good moral character necessary for naturalization because he provided false testimony to obtain an immigration benefit... Because Defendant admitted to committing and was convicted for an aggravated felony, he was statutorily ineligible to naturalize for lack of good moral character," the government concludes.
This list of associations and accusations is so ridiculous that it is obvious that the government is relying on Zionist "intelligence" coming from Steve Emerson, who is known for compiling such pseudo-information in order to commit treason against the US for Israel by engaging in conspiracy against rights of Muslims in America.