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Walid Shoebat’s Identity: Real or Fraud?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 15, 2010

BS”D

Awhile back, the blog of Dawud Walid claimed that Walid Shoebat was a fraud. The following is reprinted in full with permission from Walid Shoebat’s website: 

EVIDENCE TO MY STORY

The litany of accusation in the media came in sequence. First I was a Lebanese Falangist. When this was proven false, then came the denial that I ever have lived in Israel. When this was proven false, then I was never in prison in Jerusalem. When this was proven false, then I was a Zionist agent doing this for money. Author Chris Hedges claims without shame that my story is a “fraud” without a single bit of confirming evidence to support his position.

You will find several articles attempting to discredit my story and my claims, none of which can respond to what you will find here.. My story is a litany of personal accounts from imprisonment, an attempted lynching, a failed bombing operation of an Israeli bank, a mother that was not permitted to leave to her country (U.S), an education on anti-Semitism, terror support in the U.S, and a connection to family well linked to terrorism. These are all documented in my book “Why We Want To Kill You,” yet rest assured that nothing can be refuted in an entire book no matter what my critics write. Everything I stated is true. These attempts to discredit my story came through my Muslim family and relatives who are either involved in aiding and abetting terrorism, financial terrorism, or actual bombings in Israel. Here they are case by case:

PROVIDING MORAL AND LEGAL SUPPORT TO AL-QAEDA HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH

1—Jawad Younis, whose brother Kamal Younis. Evidence of my connection to these are public:
“This civilian journalist spoke with one of Walid’s many Palestinian American relatives, Kamal Younis. Kamal had checked his facts with other relatives and everyone of them agreed that, “Walid’s entire biography is a manufactured fabrication. His handlers have taken one point and have twisted it and built up a fictional story.” (WeAreWideAwake, amateur journalist Eileen Fleming, 2/3/2008)

http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=791&Itemid=197

These were waiting inline to testify against me to the liberal media forgot to inform the media that his brother Jawad Younis was exiled by Israel for involvement in a terror ring, in fact he can be linked to supporting Hezbollah. When this fact was brought to the attention of Eileen Fleming, an amateur journalist who openly supports Hezbollah, in one article stated Kamal’s denial:

“On Feb. 26, I phoned Walid’s relative Kamal Younis the good news that his name was mentioned [by Shoebat] from the King Center stage and filled him in that his brother Jawad is another supposed terrorist.. Kamal laughed, “Walid is a master of spin! He takes one iota of truth and creates a fiction!” (Arabisto)

Eileen is an American that doesn’t know Arabic, and as a typical amateur in journalism or Middle East expertise believed Kamal. Jawad Younis the Al-Qaeda representative lawyer can be confirmed to have been extradited from Israel and his connection supporting terrorism up in the highest level can be proven to anyone. A letter to Hassan Nassrallah (Hezbollah’s leader himself) can be viewed on:

http://lejardinsecretdugeneralbenali.blogspot.com/

Jawad Younis writes:

“To His Excellency Mr. Nasrallah Secretary General of Hezbullah the Victorious by the will of Allah …We grip our hands with you, and all the Jihadists for the cause of Allah…as you lunge with your souls for the battle of the [Islamic] Umma (nation), to fight the demonic forces of America and Zionism, the sons of the great Satan.” Signed as #4 of this delegation Jawad Younis. (Letter of support to Nassrallah, dated 7/19/2006, published July 27th, 2006)

Jawad was the defense attorney of Abu Zubaydah of Al-Qaeda who in fact was Jawad’s client in absentia. Abu Zubayda is in U.S custody and later confessed against Khalid Sheik Muhammad the mastermind of operation 9/11 which killed 3000 Americans.

http://www.muslimedia.com/ARCHIVES/oaw00/jor-death.htm

Kamal clearly lied to the media regarding his brother Jawad’s involvement, a thing known to everyone in our community back home, and while Jawad defends Al-Qaeda operatives, Kamal is an interpreter, I challenge him to find inconsistencies in my translation of his brother’s letter. Kamal’s expertise as an Arab translation is listed on his website:

http://www.accuratearabictranslation.com/kamal.html

It is astonishing to even find out that Kamal assisted in interpreting secret FBI recorded phone conversations in the Sami Al-Aryan’s case:

http://www.accuratearabictranslation.com/TESTIMONIALS.html

His associate Khaled M. Diab “Dr. Diab worked on Research and management in the defense industry in the areas of Communication, Command and Control and Information Sciences. His work involved some top secret projects.”

http://www.accuratearabictranslation.com/diab.html

Eileen Fleming, the amateur journalist and the Hamas pawn who is tricked by Younis and Co, seem to have no problem to lend moral support for the family of terrorist and suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras and even proudly travels to Deheisheh refugee camp to lend such support:

“Imad Younis, the coordinator for Islamic Relief of the West Bank, had arranged for the group to meet the family of the first female suicide bomber, Ayyat Lufti Al Akhrass in her families’ home in Dheisheh refugee camp.” (Eileene Fleming, We Are Wide Awake, June 19th, 2005)

http://wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=424&Itemid=138

2—Imad Younis, the coordinator for Islamic Relief of the West Bank, had arranged for the group to meet the family of the first female suicide bomber, Ayyat Lutfi Al Akhrass. Both Imad and Adnan Younis his brother were active with me in the attempt to pressure the United States to release Ziad Abu Eian a terrorist who killed 3 civilian Jews in Israel.

CONNECTION TO TERRORISTS AND SUICIDE BOMBERS

My connection to a family of terrorists is iron-clad. Evidence of family connection is publicly documented information:

3—Arin Ahmed Shoebat (Shu’aybat) another family member was part of a suicide bombing operation in Rishon Letzion, when her colleague Mahmoud blew himself and killed innocent Jews. Anyone can google “Arin Ahmed” and find this. Even the name in Arabic (Arin Shoebat (Shu’aybat) from Beit Sahur). She was visited by Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer in prison, the story can be found on:

http://www.altareekh.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35122&page=2

4—My cousin Raed Khaleel Awadallah Shoebat (Shu’aybat) was killed during a terror operation to blow up Jews in Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem . His martyrdom record can even be accessed on the web:

http://www.ajjur.net/shuhada.htm

http://www.3jeebo4all.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2755&page=9

Sure, it’s in Arabic, however, all too frequently reporters who fail to understand what the Arabs say in Arabic are quick to unjustly accuse me instead of getting an interpreter. Once you obtain (an honest) interpreter, you will find the name is clear:

“Raed Khaleel Awadallah Shoebat (Shu’aybat) martyred 1/2/1995.”

21 1/2/1995

5—Mahmoud Khaleel Awadallah Shoebat (Shua’ybat), and brother of Raed was also sentenced for life for bombing and attempting to kill Jews then released through an international deal. He is now free, willing and ready to testify against me that I was never a terrorist, yet he will deny that he ever was one himself.

6—Ibrahim Khaleel Awadallah Shoebat (Shua’ybat). Ibrahim is a pro-Hamas educator who teaches Islamic studies on the Temple Mount.. Ibrahim drowned in the Mediterranean and was rescued by a Jew while two of his colleagues died. Yet, this rescue by a Jew was never appreciated, in fact it is denied by the family.

FINANCIAL TERRORISM, MAJOR FRAUD AND CONTRABAND
The following family members are wanted by the Los Angeles Police:

7—Salameh Daud Shu’aybat (and sons) illegally funneled money from the United States by defrauding the Social Security system and held different identities that were obtained through fraud most likely to aid and abet terrorism in Palestine against Israel. (See Exhibit A for fraudulent Social Security numbers)

8—Eiad Salameh Shu’aybat my first cousin (Salameh’s son) is wanted by the United States for major fraud most likely linked to financial terrorism. He was involved in a passport fraud operation (provided to me by Farid my brother), Enfamil milk scam, and holds an illegal Israeli passport that was fraudulently obtained to smuggle himself in and out of Israel proper. His United States citizenship was also obtained by fraudulently by claiming to be a Mexican farm worker. In fact a litany of stories on embezzlement and fraud can be tracked on Eiad. Here is one small example of a scam he did totaling $617,267 :

“on November 9, 2001 seeking to discharge $617,267 of credit card debt for “Misc. Charges.” Examined at his § 341(a) meeting by a U.S. Trustee attorney, Salameh clarified the information on his schedules as follows: 1) a former roommate, Walid Abulawi, stole over $60,000 in appliances and furniture from Salameh’s apartment; 2) Salameh lost over $100,000 gambling; and 3) Salameh brought his pregnant wife and four children from Israel so that the fifth child could be born in the United States. Credit cards were used for living expenses, gifts, and calls to Israel. The U.S. Trustee subpoenaed American Express records and learned that in a 30-day period, Salameh. went to a different Costco Wholesale Store (“Costco”) almost every day, spending a total of $62,347.89. On June 4, 2000, he flew to London and made duty free purchases (including at the Caviar House) and on June 5, 2000, he made purchases at Damascus, Gold Souk,Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, the U.S. Trustee contacted an investigator at Costco and learned that there was a scam involving the purchase of cigarettes that were eventually sold in the Middle East. Costco traced the membership number for the purchases and determined: 1) the purchases belonged to A & M Trading Company, a wholesaler; 2) the purchases were mainly for cigarettes; and 3) no sales taxes were paid. The U.S. Trustee also learned that the alleged former roommate, Walid Abulawi, was the principal of another company, W & A Wholesale, a producer and wholesaler of food, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages. Although the U.S. Trustee had a pending motion to dismiss, that motion was continued and § 727 complaint was filed based on false oaths, inability to explain the disposition of estate property, and failure to keep records. Salameh defaulted and on July 9, 2002, Judge Alberts entered the default judgment.” (U.S Trustee Report, August 16, 2002 Issue No. 10)

There is also a trail of credit card fraud by Eiad totaling nearly one million dollars. Little has been done to fight this plague of financial terrorism in the U.S. Instead, the media willingly loves to hear these lawless individuals claims that “Walid is speaking out for the money.”

It is only a matter of time and Eiad Salameh Shu’aybat will be brought to justice. The Los Angeles Police has issued a warrant for his arrest. Eiad was well connected with Hilarion Cappucci, a Christian Syrian born terrorist, and a major explosives smuggler (On Hilarion, see Armed Struggle and The Search For State, page 349). This can be viewed online:

http://books.google.com/books?id=xTi_UKhBzGYC&pg=PA349&lpg=PA349&dq=Cappucci+%22Armed+Struggle+and+The+Search+For+State%22&source=web&ots=PchU0Je8z4&sig=YAxjakW4MN9Mk-zHWPfNlQOpZwM&hl=en

Eiad had disclosed to my brother Farid years ago of his intention to work with Cappucci to smuggle explosives via buses with welded covered compartments. Eiad continually received mal from Tunisia while he was linked with the P.L.O.

8—Nidal Salameh, another son of Salameh (a Red Crescent ambulance driver) was with me in the bombing operation of Bank Leumi and was injured years later when Israel killed Muhammad Abayat, one of the most wanted terrorists in Israel. The story can be viewed on the New York Times, 11/10/2000:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9902E2DB1438F933A25752C1A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2

CASTING DOUBTS

Anyone can view from such damaging attempts that even lend additional credibility to my story and claims. My own family testified mixing truth with lies:

“In 1977 Walid was caught distributing Palestinian flags and was arrested and held for about two weeks in Mascubia Prison, until his mother went to the Embassy and got him released…..But, when he was in jail he met someone who invited him to join a group against Israel. In 1977 Walid and his friends put packages behind a bank, but there were no explosives in it.” (Eileen Fleming, a very stupid journalist writing for Opednews, Feb 2, 2008)

One can read through the lines, it’s true that I was in prison and was involved with a terror group by my family’s own words. Don’t get caught up with the words “there were no explosives in [the package]” Why would my family remember an event in 1977 in which I planted a package without explosives? Why remember such an uneventful event? This attempt to discredit me is nothing new, yet these stories were never posted on mainstream media. The New York Times also ran an article which has not a single line of evidence, keep in mind, the credentials of that paper are more questionable then my story.

They tried to smear McCain and they failed. No serious media believed the smear campaign in that paper which included CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) as an accepted verifiable source? In fact this article written by the New York Times was clearly refuted by terror expert Steve Emerson:

http://grizzlygroundswell.com/archives/1401

Instead of focusing on my family’s denied terror connection and financial fraud, the media wants you to focus more on our finances vy claiming that we are not a charitable organization. In fact F.F.M.U (Foundation For Middle East Understanding) was set up as a 501C3 to receive donations, yet the media opts to include only the business aspect of our firm (Top Executive Media) that deals with our book sales and speaking fees. It is not a crime to collect pay for speaking fees and book sales. Voluntary activism in our opinion is less effective.

For serious journalists who want to interview real witnesses that can testify to my bombing operation in Bethlehem, we will be glad to provide this, just make your request in writing. What is amazing is that we offered such testimonies and these offers were turned down. If you find yourself with a duty to refute my story, I challenge you contact us, and we will gladly take the challenge.

For additional evidence on documents that proves most aspects to my claims you can go to Daniel Pipes’s Middle East Forum. Mr. Pipes is a well respected and reputable expert analyst who examined much of my records–my family’s American relationship with Winston Churchill, land deeds, birth certificates, newspaper reports on family connection to terror and such. Mr.. Pipes confirmed my credibility http://www.danielpipes..org/comments/27999

“Daniel Pipes replies: May 18, 2006 response: Walid Shoebat took the time to visit me in my office today and to show me proofs that his life story is a true one. I accept that it is.”

If you doubt Mr. Pipes testimony, I will be glad to disclose such documents to an arbiter of both our choice and yours, on the condition you pay the expense and costs, and that this firm keeps my records confidential.

To finalize this issue, please acknowledge that I have addressed audiences at numerous government agencies in the FBI and Counter Terrorism Task Force. These agencies always scrutinize my credentials and background, and they have cleared me each and every time. My advisory board is comprised of U.S. Generals and other senior officers from the U.S. Military. It is a shame that so many fall into this smear campaign made by journalists against my character and credentials.

MEDIA MADDNESS

If I do not view the media, I am not informed, but when I do, I am usually ill-informed. Despite all the evidence I provided the media against my family’s ties to terror, they seem to accept my relatives links to terrorism as irrelevant, choose to believe their testimony against me, and are glad to deny my terror links including my own confession. They were glad to label me during my terror days as a freedom fighter, now they label me a racist and an Islamophobe. The same media that believed us during my terror supporting days when we were lying, yet refuse to believe us when we are telling the truth. The same media that insisted “Israel should release P.L.O terrorists” then insist only repentant ones like myself be put back in prison. They love to cast doubts. They will use any unscrupulous methods and lawless witnesses in order to obtain anything to prevent our war on terror, instead they want to gladly justify it.

Two other posts I’ve written on the topic:

Visitor from the Website of CAIR Apologist Dawud Walid — published 15/05/2009

Discrediting Mr. Walid Shoebat — published 12/01/2010

More resources on the controversy raised by some Middle Eastern writers and scholars.

Project Strait Gate — Project Strait Gate is an anti-Zionist, anti-semitic, pro-jihadi organization.

Wikidpedia

From Glezele Vayne

8 Responses to “Walid Shoebat’s Identity: Real or Fraud?”

  1. I’ve said this to a few people… but I prefer a fraud to someone who was taken advantage of by terrorism and violent Jihad. I don’t have time to look into this… but it really doesn’t matter. If he is Pro Israel now… that is all I need to know. Should I choose to be business partner with the fellow then it is different. But that is not so. Unless someone has a magic bullet that shows he is a fraud then frankly let’s just leave this be. He’s not killing anyone

    • elyakatz said

      BS”D

      Consider this though:

      Mr. Shoebat is active and effective. His debunkers are trying to discredit him to take the wind out of his sails and reduce that effectiveness as an advocate of Israel and his expose of the true jihadi agenda aimed at all Western societies.

      Those same debunkers are not aiming at dyed-in-the-wool Zionists. Their audience isn’t even those who think like them. Their target audience are the fence-sitters, and those who’s committment to an anti-jihadi and/or pro-Israel agenda is either non-existent or weak and wavering. In my opinion it’s worth a bit of effort to show what little, if any, evidence they have, how weak their arguments against Mr. Shoebat really are.

      It’s their standard MO. They’ve tried similar things with Dr. Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Brigitte Gabriel, Nonie Darwish, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, Walid Phares…anyone who takes issue with their anti-Israel (Jew hating) jihadi/sharia agenda.

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  3. Mary Peters said

    TO ALL WHO SLANDER WALID SHOEBAT

    For many years I have had my terror activity questioned, my imprisonment in the Masqubiyeh (with notorious bombmaker Mahmoud Al-Mughrabi, who recruited me to bomb an Israeli bank) denied. Everyone is pulling charges from New York Times reporter Chris Hedges and from Holocaust-denial supporter Jorg Luyken, writing for the Jerusalem Post, who has claimed that my story cannot be corroborated.

    Further, I know many are dishonest about performing due-diligence since it takes months to dig out the old records proving my past.

    I did such due-diligence, now go ahead, refute this:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/son-of-hamas-attacks-my-veracity/2/

  4. Ahmad said

    Get the facts:
    http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/5067

    • בס”ד

      After visiting here and responding to Ahmad, I went back to NIN and am pleased to see Mr. Hagmann has seen fit to present both sides of this question at his site. Ah, credibility restored…a relief for me, since I so enjoy NIN, and have a deep appreciation for Mr. Hagmann, have heard him speak on various radio shows many times.

      Here are two pieces recently written by Mr. Lee Kaplan, investigative reporter:

      http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/5081

      and

      http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/5067

      Thank you Mr. Kaplan, and Mr. Hagmann for presenting both sides. My confidence in your work is restored.

  5. בס”ד

    Also see Mr. Shoebat’s detailed rebuttal of the CNN piece at: http://www.shoebat.com/.

    I generally appreciate what they have to say at Northeast Intelligence Network (linked above by Ahmad). However, I thought it was a mistake for Mr. Osborne to not link Mr. Shoebat’s rebuttal of CNN’s alleged expose. I wrote both Mr. Hagmann and Mr. Osborne saying exactly that. Only Mr. Osborne responded. He didn’t present anything new to me in his response, but only chose to be adamant and rude, as if these two qualities ever convinced anyone. Vis-a-vis the veracity of Mr. Shoebat’s biography as he presents it, I honestly don’t know, have no way of verifying, so I remain neutral on the question. I do know he is an ardent supporter of Israel, and so I hope he is an honest man. My main point in responding to Mr. Ahmad’s claim that the NIN piece and the CNN “expose” supposedly reveal the facts…I think they fall short, and I think Mr. Osborne’s piece on the subject is beneath NIN’s normal standards.

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