Waleed Basyouni is the vice president of the AlMaghrib (ahl-MAHG'-rihb) Institute. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) registered online in April 2008, then attended a two-week program hosted by the institute in Houston in August 2008.
He says school records show Abdulmutallab identified himself as a 21-year-old Nigerian student at University College London and the London School of Economics who was studying mechanical engineering and business finance.
The Islamic academy in Houston features an instructor Suhaib Webb, an Oklahoma born person who converted to Islam, and studied at the Egyptian Al-Azhar University praised by Obama in his Cairo speech as a paragon of Islamic thinking. Webb is close with Siraj Wahhaj, the unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 Al-Qaeda World Trade Center bombing, and has given Wahaj a testimonial for fundraising purposes.