"A Captive Audience"

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"Prislam"--the Threat from Within
By Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2006

WHEN Daveed Gartenstein-Ross worked at the U.S. headquarters of Al Haramain Islamic Foundation in 1999, his boss used to joke that prison inmates studying Islam were "a captive audience," he testified Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The Treasury Department has since designated Al Haramain as a sponsor of terrorism with ties to al Qaeda. The boss and group's director were indicted for money laundering.

Gartenstein-Ross had left the group and Islam before Sept. 11, 2001. When the FBI began looking at Al Haramain, he was happy to cooperate. On Tuesday, he spoke before the Senate committee to address a scary front in the war on terror -- would-be warriors who already are behind bars.

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