What Was FBI-Raided Radical Abudayyeh Doing at Obama White House & Why Was He Awarded $457,000 in Taxpayer Money?

Last Friday FBI agents raided the homes of far left activists in Chicago and Minneapolis who are linked to the Marxist FARC terrorists and Islamic radicals as part of a terrorism investigation.

The home of radical Hatem Abudayyeh in Chicago was raided in the terror sweep.

Radical Hatem Abudayyeh protested against Israel in Chicago in January 2009. (Daylife)

Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Hatem Abudayyeh has been with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) since 1999, and was appointed Executive Director in 2003. The Arab American Action Network was founded by former PLO operative and close Obama family friend Rashid Khalidi. Obama was a director of the Woods Fund from 1994 through 2001, when the board approved a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network.

In 2003 Barack Obama was an honored guest at a dinner sponsored by the AAAN for former PLO-operative Rashid Khalidi. During the dinner a video was taken that shows Barack Obama celebrating with members of this Palestinian group who are openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama even gave a toast to a Rashid Khalidi at this going away party. The LA Times will not release the video from this Jew-bashing dinner.

Not only was Hatem Abudayyeh’s radical organization given $40,000 by Barack Obama and the Woods Fund but his organization also collected nearly half a million in taxpayer money.

ABC Local reported:

When FBI agents raided the Chicago home of Hatem Abudayyeh last Friday, they took his laptop computer and paper records, anything with the word “Palestine” on it, according to the man’s attorney.

Federal search warrants indicate that authorities are looking for connections between terrorist organizations in the Middle East and South America and certain anti-war leaders and organizations in the U.S.

As executive director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, Mr. Abudayyeh is a well-known advocate for immigrant rights. When federal officers raided his North Side home last week, along with residences in Minneapolis, they were looking for funding links between Abudayyeh and the radical Islamic group Hamas that took power in the Gaza Strip three years ago.

Even as Abudayyeh is under investigation by a federal grand jury, city of Chicago records obtained by the ABC7 I-Team show that his Arab American Action Network has received thousands of dollars in city grants: as much as $457,000 since 1998. According to city officials, the money was intended for an after-school program for high-risk students who struggle with English.

So how did that happen?
And would someone in the Obama Administration explain what Abudayyeh was doing in the White House this year?

Hat Tip Steve H.

This deserves an explanation.

Debbie Schlussel has much more on this radical here and here.

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  • Hedgehog

    Barry, you got some splainin’to do.

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  • Just_Saying

    So, how many times have Christian leaders visited the Obummer White House? Also, any evidence that Obummer and his foundations have ever given money to Christian organizations? (Don’t count Rev. Wright…)

  • vargas

    Wow. You would think this would be top of the newscast information. These dots have to be connected by the lamestream media….our national security depends on it!

  • “What Was FBI-Raided Radical Abudayyeh Doing at Obama White House?”

    Tain’t a very complex equation ….


    While far too many are still carrying KSO’s water … as we speak. Insanely, refusing to even acknowledge the possibility. The filthy cockroach does betray his allegiance … with every move. With every breath it takes.

    33 days … CAN YOU FEEL IT? (I can’t hear you!).

    How ya like us now Barry … huh? … We’s gunna flush your sorry stanknasty’ness right down the turlit. Like the filth you izz.

    November Second …. C’ya … buh bye!

  • He just comes over for moochelles fresh veggies….Really i cant believe this many Americans are this [email protected] stupid to believe the liar in chiefs spin control and the lies he spews every time he opens that marxist pie hole.

  • donh

    Love the name Hate em Abudayyeh. Here are some pictures from the AAAN web site showing tax funded the after school science class where troubled at risk kids are learning to make what look like IEDS … but to our protect the establishment media…nothing to see here. Pay no attention to that terrorist in the whitehouse. .. http://picasaweb.google.com/aaanmarkaz/AfterSchoolProgram?feat=directlink#5333110948531829570

  • Sickofobama

    Why has Obama given OUR MONEY TO TERRORISTS?

    Because Obama is pro-terrorist.

    Jim Hoft: See the Daily Caller today about Russ Carnahan’s brother receiving $107 million from Obama. I’m sure you are on top of this but it’s the first I’ve heard of it.

  • plaidunicorn

    I’m looking forward to hearing Robert Gibbs explain that is wasn’t THAT Hatem Abudayyeh.

  • Illinois Patriot

    Plaidunicorn: do you think Robert Gibbs will even be asked? If he is cornered, I’m sure the answer will be high on The Gibbs “Greatest Hits List” of babbling nonanswers…….sigh……

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  • Jorgen

    Maybe Obama had a little job for him?

  • Granny

    Oh this isn’t the only questionable visitor that TheWon has hosted. Remember King whatever his name is, the NOI dude with the uniform and the police baton threatening voters in Philly? After his case was dismissed he was welcomed as a visitor to the White House.

  • squeaky

    “Remember King whatever his name is, the NOI dude with the uniform and the police baton threatening voters..” shamir shabazz i think.

  • Agent 99

    What “IS” the FBI up to anyway??
    Sheikh Kifah Mustapha (third from left) touring the National Counterterrorism Center (Photo: FBI) ((SEE PIC))

    “A known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history – Kifah Mustapha – was recently escorted into the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBI’s training center at Quantico, during a six-week “Citizen’s Academy” hosted by the FBI as part of its “outreach” to the Muslim Community. The group was accompanied by reporter Ben Bradley of WLS-Chicago (ABC), who filed a report on the trip to Washington D.C. on Sunday, who observed:

    Sheik Kifah Mustapha, who runs the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, asked some of the most pointed questions during the six week FBI Citizens’ Academy and trip to Washington. He pushed agents to fully explain everything from the bureau’s use of deadly force policy to racial and ethnic profiling. “I saw a very interesting side of what the FBI does and I wanted to know more,” Sheik Mustapha explained after returning from D.C. He hopes the FBI’s outreach runs deeper than positive public relations.

    Yes, I bet he wanted to know everything about the FBI’s policies…..

    Curiously, Bradley’s report on the Citizen’s Academy fails to make note Mustapha’s extensive terrorist ties and support for Hamas, including his former employment with the Holy Land Foundation, which was listed as a specially designated terrorist group by the U.S. government in December 2001, and whose executives were convicted of terrorism support in 2008 and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Mustapha was personally named unindicted co-conspirator (#31) in the case and employment records submitted by federal prosecutors during the trial showed that he received more than $154,000 for his work for the Holy Land Foundation between 1996 and 2000. …..””
    This is NOT being reported @ all.

  • Agent 99

    donh @ # 7
    Thank you. And yes it certainly does look like an IED…Most especially the second pic.

  • Anna

    Why is this at least not on FOX.

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  • squeaky

    Agent 99
    September 30th, 2010 | 6:27 am | #15
    shades of los alamos and open accessability….
    what could go wrong.

  • donh

    The FBI raid video shows that the Islamists are already protesting at the FBI headquarters in Chicago. They probably know the names of every FBI agent and where they live. The news caster notes the double handed hypocrisy of these islamist bullies shaking the government down for money on one hand while the other hand intimidates Government from asking any hard questions on how the money is spent. ..and everyone in Government knows the domestic islamic terrorists have the President working hard on their side.

  • Mn Jim

    It should be obvious by now that obama is muslim, sides with muslim causes, and supports muslims against Christians every chance he gets.

  • Agent 99

    Squeaky @ # 19
    WOW!! Thanks. Bookmarked your links.
    Read most but not all….
    I’m speechless …in a way…((if you get my drift))
    Shocking and yet………..

  • bigkahuna

    What are these kids “at risk” from? Becoming productive American citizens who dont hate America and Non muslims and not wanting to blow things up and kill Americans ?

    Yeah thats what we need to give money to.

    How about stop giving our money away to things that the constitution doesn’t specify..Period

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  • Ginger

    I think we need a massive deportation of muslims that has over stayed their Visa’s. It is not just Mexicans!

    When the republican party takes control of both houses (fingers crossed and prayers going) next month can they force ICE to do their jobs? Especally over Barry’s objection!

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  • befuddled

    what the hell, after school program for at risk kids. so apparently all the money wasted for schools just isn’t enough that another branch of “aiducation” has to come into play. and it’s the muslims to the rescue? wow, it must be nice to have all this damn money lying around that we would rather chuck it all out the window lest we trip over some of those dangerous bundles. this is how government spends your money. you get the government you deserve.

  • Oldpuppymax

    No doubt CNN will be ALL OVER this!

  • Ginger

    Jim…. Their getting PAID to PLAY!

    My blood is boiling!

    Please, Americans vote the demo rats out so we can save our country. I used to be a democrat but I smelled the writing on the wall years ago. Some times I have to hold my nose and vote but I do it for what is best for our country.I am having to do it now with Emerson.

  • pm

    Re the 2003 dinner with Obama and Khalidi — I recall reading I think at Schussel’s site — about why the video was not being shown. I remember a toast being made and a friend/associate of BO’s with terrorist ties being present.

    More troubling was this: A group of young children had performed and Debbie had seen or heard of a dance they’d performed somewhere else and speculated they’d performed the same thing at this event. Did the video show them doing this:

    The children all came out carrying flags – but one child carried the Israeli flag and another the USA flag – they had scarves around their necks. At some point, all the other children started “beating” the other two and they fell to the floor. Red scarves then covered their faces to symbolize their deaths.

    Nice “dance.”

    Wish my memory were better, but I recall I wrote what I’d learned at Schussel’s site at PJM to share with others.

    Clearly, Team BO would not have wanted Americans to see video like that as he campaigned for POTUS.

    But, as regards the $450,000 — might these young dancers be the “at risk” kids who received our taxpayer dollars?

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  • Bill H

    “Christian by choice.”
    Muslim at heart.

  • dunce

    Gibbs has a set cards with preprogramed all purpose answers;that depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is,there is no controlling staute, executive privlilege,I have never heard of this story on all the tv networks,the butler did it,anyone who asks questions we do not want to answer is a racist and a scotum sucker,ect.,ect.

  • Elly

    Thank you Jim, Agent 99 and all others who take time to dig up the truth.

    I really hope this gets reported, especially on the heels of Barry’s pontificating about being a christian.

    /because so many Christians routinely associate with Marxist FARC terrorists and Islamic radicals who denounce the existance of Israel/ do I even need to place a sarc???

    Neither Barry nor Michelle exihibit even the smallest Christian charity. Service (painting a few pipes) does not replace loving others as you would love yourself. (And Wow, if he fulfilled just this one commandment those around him would be feeling pretty important now wouldn’t they?!?)

    Christians CERTAINLY would not describe the muslim call to prayer as the most beautiful sound on earth.

    I would consider the sound of angels singing, trumpets blasting, voices proclaiming “Holy, Holy, is the Lamb, Holy, Holy is He” to be the most beautiful sound on earth. How about a baby’s first breath or first cry (which flies in the face of Obama sanctioned abortions and abandoning innocents who survived failed abortions, to die).

    How many Christians get on tv and flip their apponents off? (of course since his approval numbers have been so low it seems he’s found anti-itch cream). How many Christians label all white people as mean? I could go on and on and on.

    In the end, ol sneaky Barry can say whatever he wants, his actions speak louder.

  • Joanne

    Lying to infidels is encouraged in Islam as long as it benefits Islam, and it is up to muslims themselves to determine when to lie for the benefit of Islam. Have you ever seen such a liar as Obama? Obama is using American taxpayer dollars to fund terrorism in America – isn’t this a crime? Obama is a terrorist……he bowed to the King of Terrorism, the King of Saudia Arabia. The biggest terrorist attack on America on 9/11 was carried out mostly by men from Saudia Arabia – the picture is clear.

  • aprilnovember811

    Barack Hussein Obama is working directly for these people, and the Weather Underground. He is not just sympathetic to them. He is an infiltrator. The reason this isn’t on FOX?

    FOX has enabled this man all along. They’ve called people “birthers,” kooks, etc.” They have said over, and over, that “oh those people are kooks, he was born in Hawaii.” Michelle Malkin has as well. This is why I wouldn’t buy her book. They are elitists in their own right. They get on TV, put lipstick on, cross their legs, flaunt their JD, of communist Harvard degree’s, and all of a sudden they are know it all’s of the highest sort. I won’t even watch FOX and Friends anymore. It’s sickening stuff. “President Obama this, President Obama that.” I want to throw something at the TV, and scream SHUT UP! He’s not legal, and you lie.

    Sorry, I needed to rant. It’s just that I know someone personally who had a friend who once infiltrated the Weather Underground. He worked as an undercover agent for the FBI. He’s very concerned that the Weather Underground, may have succeeded in getting into the White House. They had plans to do that, and destroy the country from within. Everything points that way with Obama, and the rest of his ilk. You don’t need a degree in criminal justice to see what’s been going on. Use your own God given ability to reason. You don’t need that O’Reilly idiot, or Megyn Kelly to confirm it for you. They both shiver with fear at the thought of telling the truth about the empty, stealth jihadist with the dark complextion.

    Watch this: http://youtu.be/HWMIwziGrAQ

    The Clintons know he isn’t eligible. They’re in this up to their lying eyeballs.

  • Did you just call someone a marxist farc?

  • bg



    via BP

    links @ link..


  • bg


    for the benefit of those who may have missed
    my repetitive postings of the following info..

    Obama stacking the deck with Islamists

    [Abdul-Malik also makes no bones about discussing how the election of President Obama is a step forward in the project of Islamization and the long term goal of Islamist domination which falls right in lock-step with that of the Muslim Brotherhood as revealed in their manifesto. (scrll dwn)]

    The Islamic Infiltration, Part 1

    The Islamic Infiltration, Part 2

    i highly advise a look listen (and
    do some of your own research)..


  • bg


    aprilnovember811 @ 11:00 am #36

    of course he’s not eligible..

    both of his parents were not US CITIZENS..

    not only that, but he himself held dual citizenship (Kenya/US) from birth to 1982 (not to mention his adoption and Indonesian citizenship).. hell-O??


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  • bg


    aprilnovember811 @ 11:00 am #36

    kudos on the rant!!

    i’m with you, canceled cable news the day O’Reilly
    agreed with Reid that “this war is lost” [Iraq] ..

    and here’s an eye opener..

    albeit there are rare exceptions (ie: Megan Kelly, Sean Hannity,
    Glenn Beck), all in all, there are more phonies than not.. *sigh*


  • bg
  • bg


    re: aprilnovember811 @ 11:00 am #36

    Fall of the Republic HQ

    Social Engineering Bill In Senate Will Force You Into City

    [A carrot and stick policy will be used to get your local government to
    sign on. The carrot is billions of dollars in grants available if your local government agrees to amend zoning laws that restrict housing in outlying areas, forcing people to give up their homes and land and move into the city center.

    The stick will be denial of the funds and bad publicity generated by “Green” organizations criticizing government officials for turning down free money.

    The rub is the grants will come with strings attached that force local governments to bend to the will of the Feds.

    The idea of these social engineering initiatives is to force people to live in a congested area in high rise buildings with housing on the upper floors and stores on the bottom. The whole area will be linked by mass transit creating the “utopian” communities loved by socialists.

    The result will be higher costs for housing (because overcrowding will make housing space a premium) and goods and services (because of less choice and competition) and less freedom to move about (because cars won’t be necessary and parking space will be prohibitively expensive).

    As we pointed out here President Barack Obama is — not surprisingly — an advocate of this type of nonsense. And his cabinet is populated by elitists who think they know better than you how you should live.]

    heh, tip of the iceberg Obama et al are
    steering US towards at warp speed..


  • bg


    oh btw: please check out bg #14.. which should (probably won’t, well, not w/out a few of the dying breed of brave investigative journalists anyways) shrink the iceberg a bit..


  • bg


    Elly @ 10:06 am #34

    kudos on your great /truth sarc/ rant as well..

    but alas i fear,

    Barry has his Purple Crayon

    little boy who literally “colors his world” by using a
    crayon to draw whatever he happens to need. The
    story begins with the little boy, Barry, wanting to take
    a walk in the moonlight. Because there isn’t a moon,
    Barry decides to draw one, as well as a path to follow
    on his walk. When Barry realizes that the straight
    path is getting him nowhere, he decides to draw a short
    cut. As the story moves along, Barry and his crayon
    move along too. Barry draws what he desires, finds
    himself in difficulty, and draws his way out of his



  • The liberal media can’t understand why people think Obama is a Muslim. My answer to them is, don’t believe what he says, believe what he does. The LSM ignores the facts of his father’s faith and the fact he was educated in a Muslim school. This is but another example of his catering to the Muslim faith.

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