Middle East studies in the News
Yale's Omission of Fact---To Take Millions From Terror Financiers
by Paul Sutliff
An omission of fact is a purposeful misrepresentation of fact. In a court of law, district attorneys can be severely disciplined for allowing such to happen especially when the results are the successful prosecution of an innocent person. Defense attorneys also have to be careful that they too do not fall under this ominous ethical charge.
The federal government has regulations regarding the concept of omission of fact, much of it is found in U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE. Keep this topic in mind as the concept of foreign relations is foremost in this topic!
In September, Yale University's president Peter Salovey presented to the public that it was a recipient of $10,000,000 from Abdallah S. Kamel of the Dallah Albaraka (aka Al Baraka) Group in Saudi Arabia for the establishing of an Islamic Law Center in the Law School at Yale which shall bare the name: Abdallah S. Kamel Islamic Law Center. According to Mr. Salovey this center exists for the purpose of disseminating "knowledge and insights for the benefit of scholars and leaders all over the world." This makes the center within the Law School at Yale an educational entity where classes and research will occur, and for the purpose of this commentary shall hereafter be refered to as a "Sharia School."
Mr. Salovey's announcement of Yale's acceptance of these funds did not inform the public that Abdallah Kamel of several important points. The first of Mr. Salovey's omissions of fact regarding the "gift" of $10,000,000 being that these funds come directly from a person who has relationships with terrorists and/or terror financing and that this information is publically available to anyone!
Omission 1: Several articles have been written about the father of Abdallah (aka Abdullah) Saleh Kamel, being the real donor of the funds. Saleh Abdallah (aka Abdullah) Kamel of the Dallah Albaraka Group was listed on the Golden Chain financers of Al Qaeda. A lawsuit brought by the families of the victims of 9/11 named those on the Golden Chain as defendents. Saleh Kamel was released from the suit due to his living outside the personal jurisdiction of the federal court. Information was presented in the case that directly tied his company Dallah Albaraka Group to funding one of the terrorists on the planes before the attack.
Omission 2: Abdallah S. Kamel as chief executive of the Dallah Albaraka Group also bears responsibility for its financing of another federally identified terrorist group, Hamas. According to a report filed with the President of the United Nations Security Council in December 2002:
al Aqsa International Bank, was described as the "financial branch of Hamas" by American authorities. ... The bank was established with $20 million in capital by several prominent financial groups or institutions, notably the Jordan Islamic Bank and the Saudi Dallah al Baraka. The Jordan Islamic Bank is the property of the Dallah al Baraka Group, led by Saleh Abdallah Kamel, shareholder of the same bank Usama bin Laden funded in Sudan via local trustees and companies.
These two omissions of fact enable it to seem legal that Yale is working with good people for the establishing of a Shariah School at Yale. However, it is difficult to hide relationships with those who finance the outright slaughter of thousands.
Yale took down its public relations page on the Abdallah S. Kamel Islamic Law Center when this article was first proposed and the editor of the Connecticut Law tribune stated he would publish it. That site was taken down after this writer was informed of the acceptance of this article. Interestingly Yale had one more page not available to Google which states that Yale has been in a relationship with Abdallah S. Kamel for years as they have funded lecture series on Islamic law at Yale. Really? Yale University officials never read the Wall Street Journal which wrote articles about Saleh Kamel and the Golden Chain? Yale officials never heard of the Holy Land Foundation trial which was this nation's largest terror financing trial ever!? Worse yet, Yale officials accepting funds from Kamel had never questioned any of his banks interactions with terrorists that were noted by our Senate Banking Committee!Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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