PBS chooses Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the notorious Virginia mosque tied to the 9/11 hijackers and Major Nidal Hassan to interview about Ramadan…

johari-at-cair-press-conferenceYet fails to ask him even one question about about the Muslim jihadist who gunned down and killed in cold blood five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee just a day before this interview took place.

A little background on this terror mosque:

IPT Dar-al-Hijrah Islamic Center, the mosque in Falls Church, Va., where accused Fort Hood attacker Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped in 2001 when he lived in the Washington, D.C., area, is perhaps best known as the same mosque that three 9/11 hijackers attended prior to flying a plane into the Pentagon.


According to federal documents, records and terrorism investigators, the mosque also has a history of attendees and members who have had ties to al-Qaeda, Hamas and other radical Islamic groups – including some convicted of terrorism-related crimes.


Hasan, who was charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder under Article 188 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in connection with last week’s fatal shootings at Fort Hood, had been in contact with the mosque’s radical former imam (spiritual leader), Anwar al-Awlaki, before the shootings, according to investigators.


Al-Awlaki, who is the author of “44 Ways to Support Jihad,” allegedly praised Hasan’s actions from a Web site he runs out of Yemen.

According to the 9/11 Commission report, in 2001, while leader of Dar-al-Hijrah, then-Imam al-Awlaki introduced 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour to another worshipper at the mosque, Eyad al-Rababah, who helped them secure an apartment in Alexandria, Va.


Al-Hazmi and Hanjour, who started attending the mosque in May of that year, joined with a third man who also attended the mosque, a Saudi named Khalid al-Mihdhar to become three of the five hijackers onboard American Airlines Flight 77, which took off from Dulles and was flown into the Pentagon on Sept. 11.

But apparent links between Dar-Al-Hijrah and radical Islam do not end there:

— Former mosque attendee AbdulRahman Alamoudi was convicted in 2004 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., of violating terrorism-related sections of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by raising money for al-Qaeda from Northern Virginia, according to Treasury Department documents and a Justice Department news release.

Abdul Rahman Alamoudi
Abdul Rahman Alamoudi

— Another former attendee, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, was originally sentenced to 30 years which was changed to a life federal sentence for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush. Abu Ali received training from members of the al- Qaeda cell in weapons, explosives and document forgery, and discussed plans to smuggle Saudi al-Qaeda members into the United States through Mexico to carry out terrorist operations within the country, according to testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee in 2006 and federal court documents.

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali

Dar al-Hijrah is “one of the most radical mosques in the United States.””It’s been an epicenter for Hamas,” Steve Emerson, founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, told CNSNews.com. “Most Hamas leaders in the United States, or many of (them), have been centered at that mosque itself,” Emerson said.

According to Justice Department documents, former mosque attendees allegedly have taken roles in Hamas or provided it with funding. Others at the mosque have defended the terrorist group.

Notice how at the mosque in the video below, the women are relegated to praying in a separate room from the men or out in the hallway.