For the Record my name is Walid Shoebat, I used to be a radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of Allah until I converted to Christianity in 1994. I was involved in terror activity, a member of the PLO, was imprisoned in Jerusalem for three weeks where I was recruited to plant a bomb in Bethlehem in which thank God no one was injured. My Mother was an American and my father a Palestinian Arab. My parents sent me in 1978 to United States to study at the Loop College in Chicago Illinois. There I was recruited at a hotel “terror conference” by Jamal Said a founder of the IAP (Islamic Association of Palestine) and the Imam at one of the largest mosques in Chicago. The IAP was a forerunner to today’s Hamas terror organization and also to CAIR (Council for American Islamic relations). This was in the early 1980s when I was being trained for Jihad activities in the USA along with many other young foreign students and US citizens. The Imams are the prime recruiters for terrorism then as they are still today. The ‘terror conferences” are held all over the USA to this day, here is a link http://www.shoebat.com/videos/terrorInUSA.php to give a sample on video on one such terror conference which was held in 1989 in Kansas, over twelve years before 9/11 attacks.
Jamal Said is still the Imam today of the Bridgeview Mosque in Chicago and based on my eye witness testimony he is a terrorist, funds terrorists and is a major player in the operations of the Jihadi movements in the USA, yet he is still free at large. He would today be the Islamic equivalent of a Godfather in the Mafia. I state the above so you know Congressman King with my background and firsthand knowledge of the issue. I speak to the American people as to warn and educate of the very great dangers, which are very under played both by our media and our political leaders.
Now you have brief details of my background I would like to offer my expert opinion if you can call me an expert but may be an experienced former terrorist would be more appropriate.