Figures. New York Times Runs Op-ed By Wife of Terrorist to Smear Gina Haspel

The New York Times is now running op-ed today by Fatima Boudchar, the wife of terrorist Abdelhakim Belhaj in order to smear CIA pick Gina Haspel.

Not once in the hit piece do they mention Boudchar is married to a top Islamic terrorist.


John Mc Cain and Abdelhakim Belhaj: “Our Man in Tripoli” in March 2015. He was the emir of the defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an anti-Gaddafi guerrilla group.

In a note sent to Interpol in February 2015, the Attorney General of Egypt, Hichem Baraket has just launched a warrant brought against Abdelhakim Belhadj and about thirty other criminals Egyptian, Tunisian and Kuwaiti, all suspected to belong to Daesh.

Belhaj was arrested in Malaysia in 2004. He was part of the Taliban in Afghanistan.


The Daily Caller reported:

The New York Times seems destined to sink Gina Haspel’s chances of becoming CIA director — even if it means running op-eds by the wife of a radical Islamist.

The Gray Lady decided to give one of her pages on Wednesday to Fatima Boudchar, who was jailed by the CIA in 2004. To hear Boudchar tell it, you’d think the U.S. government abducted and tortured a poor pregnant woman in a Bangkok secret prison simply because of her tangential relationship with an anti-Qaddafi freedom fighter.

In reality, Boudchar’s professed ignorance of being a simple woman “from a small town in Morocco” who “hardly thought about the United States” stands in opposition to her marriage to Abdelhakim Belhaj, an Islamist military leader who once fought for the Taliban and has alleged ties with al-Qaeda leaders.

Of course, Belhaj’s name is nowhere to be found in Boudchar’s column — surprisingly (or not, depending on your level of cynicism) The New York Times’ editors didn’t find it necessary to include this fact either.

Boudchar said she underwent brutal torture in the hands of the CIA, such as being assaulted in the stomach despite being halfway through a pregnancy. Her stay with the CIA was brief, however, and she seemed to undergo the most brutality in the hands of the Libyan government.

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