For Release: October 22, 2004
Contact: David Almasi at 202/543-4110 x106
or [email protected]
HUSSEINandTERROR.com Website Details Ties Between Saddam Hussein and Terrorism
Links between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and international terrorists - including Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda - are documented on a new Internet website created by columnist Deroy Murdock, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network.
Murdock, who also is a media fellow with Stanford University's Hoover Institution, created the website HUSSEINandTERROR.com based on a September 22, 2004 presentation he delivered at Hoover. It contains footnoted sources and over 60 visual images proving Hussein's support of terrorism.
According to Murdock: "Saddam Hussein knew plenty about terrorism. In essence, he owned and operated a full-service general store for global terrorists, complete with cash, diplomatic aid, safe haven, training and even medical attention. Such assistance violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 687. The results not only broke international law, but also were deadly... The public evidence of Saddam Hussein's cooperation with and support for global terrorists is abundant and clear. The Baathist government's contacts and collaboration with terrorists in general, al Qaeda in particular, and even the September 11 conspirators should make all American highly grateful that President Bush led an international effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power."
Included among the evidence presented on HUSSEINandTERROR.com:
* Photographs of "President Saddam Hussein Grants" of $25,000 to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers.
* How Iraq provided diplomatic support and safe haven for terrorists such as Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas and 1993 World Trade Center bomber Abdul Rahman Yasin.
* How medical aid was provided to al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, and how terrorists were schooled at the Salman Pak training camp in Iraq.
* The scoop on Czechoslovakian intelligence officials' assertions that Iraqi diplomat Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani met with September 11 conspirator Mohamed Atta.
Murdock adds: "This new web page presents facts and figures, names, dates and places. Saddam Hussein's philanthropy of terror was reason enough for America and over 30 allied nations to remove Hussein from power. Even absent the presence of weapons of mass death, President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the other Coalition leaders and the valiant troops who serve under them deserve the civilized world's applause for having deposed a genuine terrorist regime."
Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x106 or [email protected], or visit Project 21's website at http://www.project21.org/P21Index.html.
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