NY Rep. Peter King Wants to Know How Member of Terrorist Group Attended White House Meetings

By  via The Blaze:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, wants to know why the Obama administration allowed a member of a designated terrorist organization to enter the United States unimpeded and attend meetings inside the White House with senior-level Obama administration and State Department officials.

Hani Nour Eldin

In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano dated June 24, 2012, King requested answers about Hani Nour Eldin’s trip to the U.S. last week. Though Eldin is a member of Egypt’s parliament, he is also a self-proclaimed member of Gama’a al-Islamiyya, a U.S. designated terrorist organization since 1997, which has ties to violence in Egypt.

“Mr. Eldin’s membership in the Islamic Group is a matter of public record, and reportedly even disclosed on his Facebook page,” King wrote. “Nonetheless, Eldin met with senior Department of State and National Security Staff officials during the past week, and as reflected in media reports requested the transfer of the jailed leader of his terrorist group, Omar Abdel Rahman, to Egyptian custody.”

Rahman, also known as “The Blind Sheik,” is currently serving a life-term in a U.S. prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, according to NBC News.

In his letter, King acknowledged the possible existence of “legitimate diplomatic reasons” to allow a member of a designated foreign terrorist organization to visit the United States by providing a visa, including to hold peace negotiations. However, King explained, Eldin’s visit suggests “an absence of full vetting rather than a policy choice.”

King then laid out eight questions that he expects DHS to answer no later than July 3, 2012:

  1. What U.S. Government department or agency sponsored Eldin’s visa application, and for what reason?
  2. What steps did that department or agency take to trace Eldin’s background? Was it aware of his membership in the Islamic Group, or not?
  3. What information, if any, did the department or agency sponsoring Eldin‘s visit share with the Department of Homeland Security regarding Edlin’s membership in a designated terrorist organization and his pending visit to the United States?
  4. What rationale did Customs and Border Protection apply to allow Eldin’s admittance into the United States? And, when entering the country, did Eldin undergo secondary inspection?
  5. What information, if any, was relayed to the United States Secret Service (USSS) in advance of this Islamic Group member’s appointment at the White House? Did the USSS express any security concerns about the location of this meeting?
  6. During his visit to the United States, did Eldin engage in any activities which might constitute material support for terrorism under 18 U.S.C 2339B?
  7. What policies and procedures are in place regarding interagency notifications of visits of members of designated terrorist organizations to the United States?
  8. What is the position of the Department of Homeland Security regarding any potential custodial transfer, or release, of Omar Abdel Rahman?

Read King’s entire letter to Napolitano here.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told NBC News on Saturday that all visa recipients are required to go through a “full set of screenings.” The agency is reportedly reviewing how Eldin was granted a visa. According to U.S. law, a member of a designated terrorist organization is supposed to be automatically denied entry into the country.

Read more at The Blaze

CNN’s Brian Todd reports on the Washington visit of an Egyptian lawmaker whose party is listed as a terrorist group:

12 thoughts on “NY Rep. Peter King Wants to Know How Member of Terrorist Group Attended White House Meetings

  1. Obama is a KNOW MUSLIM throughout the Islamic community. He is allowed 2 LIE 2 ANYONE,Congress included because we ARE NOT MUSLIMS.The ..”Most beautiful sound I know is the sound of MORNINGS PRAYERS”……& DON’T 4GET he SAID I “will STAND w/ MUSLIMS”…..IF THE ”WINDs Change” is all the proof we need.Obama is a secret Muslim. MOST AMERICANS HAVE NOT SPENT the TIME it TAKES 2 EDUCATE THEMSELVES concerning Barry Obama=Soetoro or Sabakara whomever he is pretending 2 be/they have no IDEA what DANGER is SITTING in the OVAL OFFICE/ AMERICANS HAVE BEEN MADE FOOLS OF on the WORLD’s Stage because WE are they ONLY nation under PROPAGANDIST state-run MEDIA not REPORTING that BARRY is a MUSLIM PRETENDING to be an AMERICAN&CHRISTIAN.
    He is KILLING “terrorist” without A TRIAL,without A jury, without CHARGES being brought against them. We are 2 believe they are CAREFULLY CHOSEN, but often times the SUSPECTS HAPPEN 2 BE the ENEMIES of OBAMA’S PUPPET MASTERS the SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY/ HOW many Americans do you know UNDERSTAND THE DANGER WE ARE IN everyday that BARRY is writing POLICY in the WHITE HOUSe AGAINST WESTERN SOCIETY? HELP CONGRESS/ 8 NATIONS have been HIJACKED by Radicals since Obama USURPED the Presidency& are now under the control of Extremist JIHADISTS the Muslim brotherhood——we must support representative KING IN HIS EFFORT 2 UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH/ NO OBAMA IN 2012 /SPREAD THE WORD/

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