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Nancy Pelosiís Secret CAIR Fundraiser
FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 5, 2012 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 11/05/2012 5:16:50 AM PST by SJackson

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Nancy Pelosi’s Secret CAIR Fundraiser

Posted By Robert Spencer On November 5, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments

Neil Munro at The Daily Caller reported Friday that “Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement. The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.”

For Pelosi to appear at a fundraiser with Nihad Awad is as revolting, and should be as newsworthy, as if she had appeared at a fundraiser with David Duke or Bull Connor. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

With a rap sheet like that, every self-respecting politician on both sides of the aisle should shun CAIR. Yet the political Left is so corrupt and willfully blind about the threat of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism that it is unlikely Pelosi hesitated even for a moment to appear at the fundraiser. And if she did, her suspicions would likely have been assuaged by the fact that, from her perspective, Awad and Hamas-linked CAIR had all the right enemies: “right-wing extremists,” Christians, Zionists, even Christian Zionists. The mainstream media likewise treat this Hamas-tainted group as if it were the respectable civil rights organization it portrays itself to be in its propaganda – and since they also portray Pelosi as if she were a political figure worthy of respect, it is not surprising that she would subscribe to the same view of CAIR that they have.

And Pelosi is by no means alone among Democrats in her dalliances with Hamas-linked CAIR. As long ago as 2006, the close relationship between Keith Ellison, who in 2007 became the nation’s first Muslim congressman (D-MN), and Awad was a matter of public record. Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was “in support of the Hamas movement,” spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first congressional race. According to investigative journalist Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then. Poole also explained that “according to Justice Department, Awad is a longtime Hamas operative. Multiple statements made by federal prosecutors identify Awad as one of the attendees at a 1993 meeting of US Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee leaders in Philadelphia that was wiretapped by the FBI under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. The topic of discussion during that 1993 meeting was how to help Hamas by working in the U.S. to help sabotage the Oslo Peace Accords.” But none of that fazed Ellison, or Pelosi.

Nonetheless, there is one small hopeful sign that even a figure as thoroughly compromised as Nancy Pelosi realizes that there is something not quite kosher about fundraising with Nihad Awad: the fact that the event was secret, held back in May, and only coming to light now. Apparently even the most politically correct liberal Democrats realize that collaborating too publicly with as unsavory a group as Hamas-linked CAIR could be, if not political suicide for Leftists, then at least liable to lead to a firestorm that they would rather not have to endure.

This phenomenon is akin to Barack Obama posing as a convinced and enthusiastic supporter of Israel during his third debate with Mitt Romney, as outrageous as his stance was after nearly four years of contempt for our only reliable ally in the Middle East. Leftists clearly know that they can only hang on to power by concealing their most egregious collaborations with and capitulations to the forces of the jihad, whether violent or stealthy.

This is not a hopeful sign unless the defenders of freedom against that jihad can learn to capitalize upon it, which so far they have not been able to do. But it does at least indicate that, even in these dark days, all is not lost, not yet, and not by a longshot.



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1 posted on 11/05/2012 5:17:11 AM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 11/05/2012 5:25:49 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

Can’t wait until she is sitting in a jail cell.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 5:36:29 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SJackson

For people that understand this for what it is, the implications are that this is next to an act of treason. Numerous radical Islamic terrorists have shell entities that look like legitimate business entities or non-profit organizations setup in just about every state now. While they look innocent on paper many of them are no more than money launderers that use all manner of deception to acquire funds, even resorting to white collar crime by swindling banks out of multi-million dollar loans for investment projects that are nothing more than fabrications on paper (fake business plans, forged documents including false ID, network of contacts setup to “confirm” false info on loan applications, attorneys assist on setting up the fake companies and act as registered agents for a sizable fee, etc...)

That Pelosi would associate with the very people that despise the American people and want us to become a Muslim nation whose followers are taught to lie, enslave / conquer, and even kill infidels that do not convert is treason in my book.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 5:36:39 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SJackson; jsanders2001

HOORAY Robert Spencer! HOORAY jsanders2001!


5 posted on 11/05/2012 5:48:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: SJackson

I will never be convinced that Obama isn’t Muslim.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 5:53:27 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SJackson
This thread about Pelosi and CAIR reminded me that I want to know if that construction crane is still dangling over Midtown Manhattan. I thought I had heard on FNC that the developers of the luxury skyscraper at One57 were based in DUBAI. Bloomberg connection? I know he didn't hesitate to defend them or the Ground Zero mosque planners. He doesn't care from where big money comes as long as it makes big government appear to be efficient.
"At 90 stories high, One57 is set to be the tallest residential building in New York City when completed, offering unparalleled views of Manhattan. The $1.7 billion building is already a hot commodity; one penthouse is on the market for $115 million, according to Forbes. One apartment has already sold for $90 million."

7 posted on 11/05/2012 5:56:03 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Barry is a Muslim and was an Indonesian citizen.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/was-obama-once-an-indonesian-citizen-heres-what-we-found-when-we-went-there-looking/


8 posted on 11/05/2012 5:57:03 AM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: PGalt

Thanks. One of my job duties is to identify and report terrorists when I come across them. I have identified many that appear to be regular Muslim businessmen and humanitarians on paper. The liberals have no idea how stupid and naive thru really are despite their college education...
: )


9 posted on 11/05/2012 5:59:15 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: PGalt

Thanks. One of my job duties is to identify and report terrorists when I come across them. I have identified many that appear to be regular Muslim businessmen and humanitarians on paper. The liberals have no idea how stupid and naive they really are despite their college education...
: )


10 posted on 11/05/2012 5:59:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: PGalt

Thanks. One of my job duties is to identify and report terrorists when I come across them. I have identified many that appear to be regular Muslim businessmen and humanitarians on paper. The liberals have no idea how stupid and naive they really are despite their college educations...
: )


11 posted on 11/05/2012 5:59:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
For people that understand this for what it is, the implications are that this is next to an act of treason.

We will never see them charged as long as "the fox is guarding the henhouse".

12 posted on 11/05/2012 6:05:08 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: SJackson

Pelosi, Obama, Biden, Reid, ...........Traitors!. Start the indictments in Jan


13 posted on 11/05/2012 6:05:25 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SJackson
I bet that girl has racked up quite a points total on her karmic ledger scoreboard and it would be very educational. in a good way, if we were able to witness her paying some of that back.
14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:43:35 AM PST by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depends on it...)
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To: jsanders2001
The liberals have no idea how stupid and naive they really are despite their college educations...

Maybe. Are you sure it's not intentional?

Maybe they know exactly what they are doing and it is we who are stupid and naive, despite our education, for not seeing what is happening right before our very eyes.

15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:47:54 AM PST by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depends on it...)
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To: jsanders2001
One of my job duties is to identify and report terrorists when I come across them.

WOW! Thanks for your work!

16 posted on 11/05/2012 8:48:11 AM PST by PGalt
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To: GBA

>>Maybe. Are you sure it’s not intentional?

Maybe they know exactly what they are doing and it is we who are stupid and naive, despite our education, for not seeing what is happening right before our very eyes.

No. I don’t think so and I’ll tell you why. If they have studied world history and ideological principles they would know the end result of all of this which would take away their creature comforts (all things resulting in morally bankrupt behavior, drugs, prostitution, leisurely lifestyle, many freedoms they currently experience and have no appreciation or) which they would never let go intentionally.

No. They are just misguided educated idiots with little or no common sense or reverence to things sacred whatsoever except their bongs...; )


17 posted on 11/05/2012 8:56:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
Regarding the "they" you speak of, my guess is that most of the casual followers fit your description and probably a bit less, percentage-wise, of the players. They are historically known as the useful idiots.

The same cannot be said, in my opinion, of those in the upper echelons of power on both sides.

The progressives in that bunch are the hard core ideologues and have a long term plan and goals and are slow walking it through the generations of Americans. They are quite serious and have been remarkably successful

The islamists can be lumped into that group as well, as they share similar immediate goals.

Misguided or not, they are dangerous and they most certainly will follow current and past examples into oblivion, if for no other reason than they believe they can do it where others failed.

Absolute power still corrupts absolutely and does so right before our very eyes.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 9:26:08 AM PST by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depends on it...)
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To: GBA

Agreed. You understood what I meant.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
The liberals have no idea how stupid and naive thru really are despite their college education...

What liberals do regarding islam is not an oversight. Their embrace of islam is with eyes wide open.

20 posted on 11/05/2012 12:16:57 PM PST by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: SJackson

No way this vile detestable hag would be elected dog-catcher outside of insane SanFran.

21 posted on 11/05/2012 1:20:23 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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I suspect she’d win in her hometown of Baltimore too.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 1:22:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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