Joe Kaufman, an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism and foreign affairs, reports, “On December 5, 2012, Amir Bedier, a Cairo accountant, was shot in the face outside the Egyptian presidential palace. His older brother, Ahmed, a Muslim activist from Florida, lauded him as a hero for risking his life to help others. Unfortunately for him, the man he was spinning as a hero is a follower of Osama bin Laden. When the information about this was exposed, within days, the two moved to delete the evidence. Yet, thanks to computer screenshots of the offenses and a need for the public to be educated on the matter, the information lives on.”
The atmosphere in Corvallis, Oregon [where both brothers went to school while their father worked on his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon – Corvallis] was as far from radical Islam as possible. According to Sperling’s Best Places, only .36% of the population of Corvallis practices Islam today.”
The lack of a significant Islamic infrastructure did not stop Ahmed and Amir Bedier from becoming radicalized in the future, however.
Tom Trento, author, internationally known lecturer and SE Florida radio talk show host, interviews Joe Kaufman on Ahmed Bedier:
After a stint as Outreach Director of a radical mosque, the Islamic Society of Pinellas County, Ahmed Bedier became involved with the terror-related group CAIR.
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Today, Ahmed Bedier is a Florida events coordinator for Islamic Relief (IR). In May 2006, Israel labeled IR a front for Hamas, after arresting the group’s Gaza program manager, Ayaz Ali, for providing “funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations.” Ali admitted that he had cooperated with local Hamas operatives.