Monday, July 30, 2007
Ahmad Al-Akhras on the Ropes?
According to a very reliable source, as a result of my FrontPage exposé several weeks ago, “Hometown Jihad: Getting By with a Little Help from His (Terrorist) Friends” (restored link), CAIR-National vice chairman Ahmad Al-Akhras is on his way out of his long-time cushy government job with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), where Al-Akhras is currently assistant director of transportation. Until my article, his MORPC employers were not aware of his close friendships with Al-Qaeda, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Islamic Courts Union and Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and operatives or his pro-HAMAS and pro-Hezbollah rallys he has regularly staged here in town.
Apparently things are so bad that not even his good friend, Mayor Michael Coleman, can apparently save him (but Coleman may still keep him on the Community Relations Commission and the Street Car Working Group).
Does this action have anything to do with Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, the former Public Affairs Director of MORPC, who is handling a crisis of her own with Al-Akhras’ business partner Abukar Arman, the terror apologist appointed by the commission to sit on the Planning Board that oversees Central Ohio Homeland Security? Then again, it could also be related to Al-Akhras playing hostess to murderous former Iranian dictators (see “A Smile and a Handshake for an Iranian Dictator”).
Needless to say, Ahmad is probably sharpening up his résumé right now. I’m sure that listing “national vice chairman for group named as unindicted co-conspirator in HAMAS terror financing trial” isn’t going to look good to most prospective employers. Depends on the employer, I guess.