Hani Noor Eldin, a notorious member of the Egyptian terrorist group Gamaa Islamiya, was issued a visa to enter the United States by none other than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her state department issued the visa in June 2012, even though Eldin’s terrorist group has been designated as a threat to the United States since October 1997 — when Bill Clinton was president.
Eldin’s request for a visa is required by law to be denied, but instead he was allowed into the U.S. and was escorted into Hillary’s State Department to meet with Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Under Secretary Robert Hormats. Eldin was then received at the White House by Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
What was the objective of Eldin’s meetings? To urge the Obama administration to release terrorist leader “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman from federal prison. Rahman is serving a life sentence for his leadership role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, as well as the plotted follow-up “Day of Terror” scheme targeting New York landmarks.
Thankfully, Congress blocked Obama and his administration from issuing the release of the notorious terrorist leader. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who presided over the blind sheikh’s trial as a federal district court judge, denounced Obama, Clinton and the administration for considering the possibility of releasing him.
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