Born: January 29, 1943, HamiltonDied: November 23, 2014, Vancouver
" ... a search of federal court records reveals (Mokhtar) is the same person who in 2007 was handcuffed and shackled at his ankles by FBI agents investigating him for ties to an al-Qaida terrorist in Britain who was convicted of plotting to blow up U.S. landmarks and warships. ...
According to a federal affidavit, the Egyptian-born Mokhtar operated a website identified by the FBI and Homeland Security as soliciting funds for the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists and recruiting Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. ...
Mokhtar’s mirror sites also described violent jihad as a requirement for Muslims, and advised them to seek “military training” and obtain weapons.
“If you live in (the U.S.),” it advised, “obtain an assault rifle legally, preferably AK-47 or variations, learn how to use it properly and go and practice in the areas allowed for such training.” ...
Mokhtar spoke openly about his support for Hamas, as well as suicide bombings.
“[T]he operations of HAMAS are heroic,” he asserted.
“In any action of mass self-defense, there is the possibility that some innocent people will die,” he added. “I have enough trust in Hamas to feel that no one is killed before being identified as a collaborator.”
Suicide bombings, Mokhtar wrote, are “an effective method of attacking the enemy and continuing jihad. … These are not people committing suicide because they are fed up with life; these are people who are sacrificing their lives for Allah.”