DOJ Revokes U.S. Citizenship of Confessed al-Qaeda Recruiter

Khaled Abu al-Dahab – al Qaeda recruiter and EIJ terrorist

Source: Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of a Senior Jihadist Operative Who Was Convicted of Terrorism in Egypt | OPA | Department of Justice

On April 19, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a confessed al-Qaeda operative, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any rights, privileges, or advantages of U.S. citizenship and ordered him to immediately surrender and deliver his Certificate of Naturalization and any other indicia of U.S. citizenship to federal authorities, the Justice Department announced.

Khaled Abu al-Dahab, 57, an Egyptian-born naturalized U.S. citizen and former Silicon Valley car salesman is a confessed member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) terrorist organization. Al-Dahab admitted to attending a training camp near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where he received military-style training and taught foreign fighters to fly hang gliders in preparation for terrorist attacks. Moreover, al-Dahab told the FBI that, during the period in which he was supposed to establish the good moral character to naturalize under the Immigration and Nationality Act, he operated a communications hub for EIJ operatives out of his Santa Clara, California apartment. He facilitated the transfer of fraudulent passports, documents, money and other items by, between and among EIJ members, and researched communications devices and helicopter piloting at the direction of EIJ leadership. Al-Dahab’s communication hub materially assisted in the perpetration of terrorist attacks in Egypt and Pakistan.

Additionally, al-Dahab admitted to recruiting Islamic Americans into the al-Qaeda terrorist organization during his 12-year residence in California. Al-Dahab told the investigators that Osama bin Laden was eager to recruit American citizens of Middle Eastern descent because their U.S. passports could be used to facilitate international travel by al Qaeda terrorists, and that bin Laden personally congratulated him for this work. Al-Dahab was naturalized as a U.S. citizen on Feb. 7, 1997. Upon departing the United States sometime in 1998, al-Dahab was arrested by Egyptian authorities. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for terrorism related offenses.

On April 8, 2015, the United States filed a civil action seeking the revocation of al-Dahab’s naturalized U.S. citizenship on the grounds that he illegally procured his citizenship on account of his false written statements and testimony during his naturalization proceedings regarding his current and past addresses; employment history; travel outside the United States; marital history; prior false testimony; prior claims of U.S. citizenship; commission of crimes for which he had not been arrested; and membership in or association with EIJ, as well as his affiliation with an organization that advocated terrorism. The United States also alleged al-Dahab should also be denaturalized because he procured his citizenship by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation due his concealment of these matters. The United States obtained the district court’s permission to serve the complaint on al-Dahab in Egypt via Facebook and electronic mail.

“The Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation – District Court Section will continue to pursue denaturalization proceedings against known or suspected terrorists who procured their citizenship by fraud,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The U.S. government is dedicated to strengthening the security of our nation and preventing the exploitation of our nation’s immigration system by those who would do harm to our country.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a naturalized U.S. citizen’s citizenship may be revoked, and his certificate of naturalization canceled, if the naturalization was illegally procured or procured by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation.


More background in this 2001 article: Bin Laden’s Bay Area recruiter / Khalid Abu-al-Dahab signed up American Muslims to be terrorists.

Al-Dahab married three American women and fathered five children. One of the wives converted to Islam. Is she still in the U.S.? Are her children? Was al-Dahab released from Egyptian prison? Where is he?

And with the Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation – District Court Section now pursue denaturalization proceedings against the imam in New Jersey who lied about his Hamas ties?

 

 

4 thoughts on “DOJ Revokes U.S. Citizenship of Confessed al-Qaeda Recruiter

  1. This is one of those WTF moments when you realize just how screwed up our country really is when someone recruits for al Qaeda for 12 YEARS in the US and then gets arrested for Terrorism related offenses somewhere else and it takes another 15 years to start to revoke his naturalized Citizenship. He obviously showed he had no F’n intention in even trying to be a productive person doing anything good for The United States. These type of people should never be allowed in The United States or any western Country in the first place.

    • If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that our DOJ has been sabotaged by the money-hungry fat cats who don’t give a rat’s behind about the safety and welfare of true American citizens. Who cares whether laws have been broken or the Constitution has been violated–it’s all about WINNING THE CASE! I truly believe there’s a special place in HELL for lawyers who knowingly tell their clients to lie under oath!!! I’m surprised that there’s no mention of some “defense attorney” here who claims “trumped-up” charges–no pun intended!

  2. To Be A Muslim In Our Country Is Illegal!
    Islam, By Law, Is Prohibited From U.S. Immigration
    “The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited.
    http://www.fggam.org/2015/11/islam-by-law-is-prohibited-from-u-s-immigration/

  3. Pingback: USA’s Justitsministerium tager statsborgerskabet fra al-Qaeda terrorist | Hodjanernes Blog

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