Al-Amoudi was born in Eritrea, raised in Yemen, and later immigrated to the United States.
Alamoudi became close to the Pentagon and the White House. He was an advisor to Bill Clinton on Islam and ran the Muslim Chaplaincy program for the Pentagon. Alamoudi ingratiated himself with Texas governor George Bush and was with him all the way to the Presidency. Alamoudi's Islamic network may have helped win Bush the election by winning him the Muslim vote. Alamoudi was very close to powerful lobbyist Grover Norquist.
Alamoudi was also a deputy to Osama bin Laden.
In 1990 he set up the American Muslim Council, which took Osama's money and gave it to Blind Sheikh Rahman. Bin Laden financed the Blind Sheikhs entire presence in the US according to an associate of the Sheikh.
Alamoudi also gave $1 million to MIRA, the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia, an offshoot of Bin Ladens London based Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights.
Alamoudi met with Mohammed Belfas when he visited the United States from Germany in 2000. Belfas lived with RazmI bin alShibh and led prayers at Mohamed Atta's islamic group.
Alamoudi was later convicted of taking orders from Muammar Gaddafi to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. For some reason while Alamoudi was going to prison for 23 years for his role, Gaddafi was being given a deal in the desert and brought in from the cold.