‘Terror High’ Scandal Drags on Democrat Spanberger as GOP’s Dave Brat Leads in Latest Poll

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Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) is leading his Democrat opponent, Abigail Spanberger, in the district’s latest poll.

A new Sienna College/New York Times poll reveals that Brat leads Spanberger in the race 47 percent to 43 percent with nine percent of likely voters in the district still undecided.

The poll also found that 41 percent of voters in the district do not know who Spanberger is, while only 37 percent of voters view her favorably. Brat, on the other hand, is favored by 44 percent of voters in the district.

Spanberger has been plagued with scandal throughout her race against Brat — who famously defeated Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by running against amnesty for illegal aliens, which Cantor supported.

As Breitbart News has chronicled, between 2002 and 2003, Spanberger was a teacher at the Islamic Saudi Academy, a school that has become known as “terror high” for its notoriety in graduating students who went on to become Islamic terrorists.

Spanberger’s school is most notorious for graduating Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the would-be assassin who plotted to murder President George W. Bush after joining Al Qaeda.

While Spanberger was teaching at the Islamic Saudi Academy, Abu Ali plotted with Al Qaeda associates to assassinate Bush. The terror plot included Abu Ali either getting close to Bush and shooting him in the head or detonating a car bomb near the president.

In 2005, the New York Times noted that Abu Ali had been given a “blessing” by high ranking members of Al Qaeda to assassinate Bush. In 2006, it was reported that when Abu Ali graduated from the Islamic Saudi Academy, he was voted “Most Likely to be a Martyr,” a potential indication that the Al Qaeda terrorist had radical Islamic views that went unreported by school officials.

The “terror high” also graduated two men who were denied entry into Israel after they were accused of being suicide bombers. Also, in 2004, former school employee Ismael Selim Elbarasse was arrested on suspicion of aiding a potential terrorist attack and was accused of working closely with the political wing of Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization.

Spanberger has almost become a voice for the business lobby on the issue of immigration, endorsing wage-crushing amnesty for all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens, saying amnesty is necessary to fulfill “the needs of the employers.” Brat opposes amnesty for illegal aliens and supports legislation to reduce the mass inflow of low-skilled legal immigrants in order to raise the wages of American workers.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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