Thursday, June 28, 2007

Getting By with the Help of His (Terrorist) Friends

Why is this man smiling, Mayor Coleman?

Following up on exclusive information we have provided here at the COAT blog, FrontPage Magazine today profiles our Columbus homeboy, Ahmad Al-Akhras, “Hometown Jihad: Getting By With a Little Help From His (Terrorist) Friends”. The article notes that Al-Akhras is one of Mayor Coleman’s closest associates, but also maintains some not-so-fashionable friendships. Say, with two Columbus men charged with being part of an active al-Qaeda cell. Or with his “longtime” friend, Cleveland imam Fawaz Damra, who was deported earlier this year after being convicted for being part of the terrorist Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization. And Ahmad Al-Akhras has been there to defend them all publicly.

The FrontPage article also links to our previous post, “A Smile and a Handshake for the Iranian Dictator”, where we observed Al-Akhras playing host last September with former Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khatami, who arrested and murdered pro-democracy student activists in 1999 after protest at the University of Tehran. Yes, Ahmad Al-Akhras keeps some very unusual friendships. You have to wonder who are the top 8 on his MySpace page?