Thursday, April 19, 2007

Terror Bride Tells All

An inside look at an American woman named Saraah Olson, who married a man later involved in the 1993 World Trade Center attack and her attempts to get the FBI to listen to her pleas for help, which went unanswered (via LGF).

So I Married a Terrorist . . .
Olson’s bizarre journey through the U.S. war on terror began in 1991, when she first met Hisham Diab while a teaching assistant at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson. For the next several years, Olson says, she lived in fear of Diab as she gradually realized he was infiltrating Orange County’s Muslim community in an effort to establish a terrorist network. She says she watched helplessly as her husband helped Sheik Rahman evade arrest after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and endured a beating when she accidentally foiled Diab’s plot to provide Osama bin Laden with a phony U.S. passport.

She’s sharing her story now because, she says, the FBI ignored her when she tried to warn them about Diab before 9/11—and that they refused to protect her from retaliation by Al-Qaeda once she went public with her story. Olson is also upset because the FBI still doesn’t believe everything she’s told them.

“The last time I talked to them was in December 2004,” she says. “I cut off all contact with them because they misled me and lied to me and tried to make me think I’m crazy—that Hisham had nothing to do with bin Laden.”
It's a long piece, but take the time to read it.

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