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  • Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns [Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups...]

    08/05/2008 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns By GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMY CHOZICK August 6, 2008 The new Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups. [advisor] Schiff Hardin Mr. Asbahi said he did not want to distract Obama's campaign. Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed as a volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on the fund's board, which also included a fundamentalist imam....
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Charity charged with funneling funds to Iraq

    03/08/2007 5:49:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies · 605+ views
    Kansas City.com ^ | March 8, 2007 | Mark Morris
    Charity charged with funneling funds to Iraq Columbia Islamic group, now defunct, is accused of sending $1.4 million during Hussein’s reign. By MARK MORRIS The Kansas City Star A defunct Columbia charity and five officers and associates have been charged with illegally sending more than $1.4 million to Iraq while Saddam Hussein was in power. The 33-count federal indictment, unsealed Wednesday in Kansas City, is the latest assault on a charity that in 2004 was designated a supporter of global terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida and Hamas. At its core, the indictment alleges the Islamic American Relief Agency-USA solicited...
  • Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI

    10/14/2011 8:30:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Alan Kornman
    On August 23, 2011 the FBI arrested Imam Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson. The charge was possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, Case Number: 6:11-mj-1380 Attached to Imam Abu Robertson’s case is a Notice of Intent To Use Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Information (FISA). The U.S. Government’s intention to use its FISA powers signals probable cause to charge Imam “Taubah” Robertson “the target of such search is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power”. The facts presented in these filed charges leads this reporter to suspect an element of foreign intrigue may be...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • American Islamist Groups Shape Arab Revolutions

    07/31/2012 8:55:16 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 31JUL12 | David J. Rusin
    Illustrating that the jihadist enterprise transcends all borders, American Islamist groups typically preoccupied with remaking the U.S. have been leaving their fingerprints on the campaign to exchange secular authoritarianism for religious authoritarianism in the Middle East. As these organizations labor stateside to nudge the governing class to embrace Arab Islamists at the expense of liberals — prompting Egyptian intellectual Essam Abdallah to lament that "the most dramatic oppression of the region's civil societies and the Arab Spring … is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington" — several of the groups' past and current officials have emerged as key...
  • Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser, Allegedly Leaked Intel, Shopped Classified Info to

    10/26/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is to "eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabatoage its miserable house."more here ... Secretary Napolitano named devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security.) Texas Department of Public Safety now says Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. Who else is the...
  • Napolitano’s New Adviser Supports Al Qaeda Hero

    10/28/2010 11:56:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watcxh ^ | October 27, 2010
    In the Obama Administration’s latest move to bond with Muslims, a strong supporter of a radical Islamist theologian and a renowned jihadist ideologue has been sworn in as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proudly announced this month that she swore in three new members of her new Advisory Council, a panel comprised of local government officials, academics and private citizens who make recommendations and advise her on a variety of issues relating to national security.Among its new members is Mohamed Elibiary, a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • IS NEWLY APPOINTED LIBYA INVESTIGATOR AN ISLAMIST-SYMPATHIZER WITH TIES TO CAIR?

    10/24/2012 10:30:02 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October24,2012 | Tiffany Gabay
    Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Department’s “Accountability Review Board,” which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an “apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.” What’s more, the man in question — former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering — has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was...
  • Live Thread: "The Project" Part 1

    09/26/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 76 replies
    GBTV/TheBlaze?Dish 212 ^ | September 26, 2012 | Glenn Beck and others
    Tonight is the 1st of two nights @ pm, broadcasting a special on the worldwide plan for the Caliphate in general and for the US in particular. You can read articles on the documents of "The Project" at The Blaze and if you search the Interwebs. They're there. But this will be visual. I have studied the Islamic world for decades and am known in my family for my dogmatic insistence on what is going to happen--which, unfortunately, Beck now sees, too. I have 'spouted' this for over 25 years, since just prior to 1979. I can remember sitting on...
  • Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar

    01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies · 1,505+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 1/20/10 | rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a U.S. ban on a planned visit by a leading European Muslim critic of the Iraq war, in a move rights groups hailed as a victory for civil liberties. Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Wednesday.
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • HLF Fundraiser Visits Counterterrorism Operations Center

    09/28/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | September 28, 2010 at 11:04 am | n/a
    NOTE: Excerpting does not do the article justice. Read the whole thing. # SNIPPET: "He was a fundraiser for a group convicted of providing material support to Hamas, yet Kifah Mustapha recently received tours of secure FBI facilities in and around Washington. Mustapha's two-day trip earlier this month was arranged by the FBI's Chicago office, whose officials escorted Mustapha and about two dozen others on tours of the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia and FBI headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building. A news report noted that Mustapha "asked some of the most pointed questions" during...
  • BREAKING: Mosque Investor Was Terror Contributor

    09/02/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT · by jersey117 · 87 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | 9/2/10 | BY CHARLES LEAF
    MYFOXNY.COM - Fox 5 News reported Thursday that one of the financial backers of the Islamic mosque and cultural center project in Lower Manhattan once contributed to a terror group, although the investor says the contribution was made because he thought he was giving money to a harmless charity.
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Cronies Getting Together in Denmark ( CAIR director Nihad Awad )

    05/05/2008 7:58:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 83+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 5, 2008 | Douglas Farah
    It is interesting to note that CAIR director Nihad Awad will soon be sharing center stage in a major conference with Mohammad Akram al-Adlouni, the probable author of the most damning documents made public during the Holy Land Foundation trial. The conference in Denmark, heavily populated with Muslim Brotherhood figures, is, according the program, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakbah or catastrophe, as they refer to the founding of the state of Israel. the old gang is getting together again, in the service of the Muslim Brotherhood and its armed wing, Hamas. It was al-Adlouni who penned the...
  • Which Islam Will Prevail in America?

    08/21/2010 9:33:24 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    The real battle for religious freedom lurks beneath the Ground Zero mosque controversy. It is sadly ironic that our public debate presents the mosque proponents as the partisans of liberty: That includes everyone from imam Feisal Rauf, the project’s sharia-touting sponsor, to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, and the rest of the Islamist-smitten Left, to the GOP’s own anti-anti-terrorist wing. Yet, wittingly or not, when they champion this mosque and its sponsors, it is the agenda of an alien and authoritarian Islam that they champion — an Islam against which many American Muslims chafe. When it comes to liberty, no one...
  • Ground Zero imam tied to ‘un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial’

    07/20/2010 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | July 20, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    The New York Daily News reports that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his aide's response to former governor Sarah Palin weighing in on the proposed Ground Zero mosque. ... Last night, on Fox 5 TV in New York City, retired FDNY firefighter and 9/11 survivor Tim Brown of theBravest.com and 64th District Leader Paul Newell discussed the Cordoba House * mosque: ... "Today, we tied Imam Rauf to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Society of North America ... the ISNA is an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial."
  • Dallas Islamic leader, former CAIR board member deported (due to terror connections)

    02/20/2010 12:19:27 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 22 replies · 739+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/20/10 | The Daily Caller
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is likely to find itself the target of more criticism after a Dallas immigration judge ordered one of their former board members deported due to terror connections. Nabil Sadoun, a leader in the Dallas Islamic community, had already left the United States for his native Jordan at the time of the ruling and Judge Anthony Rogers said that by taking such action he had waived his right to appeal the case. Dallas-Fort Worth news reports: In court, the judge made vague references to the government’s voluminous motion to deport him, including alleged involvement...
  • Dallas Islamic Leader Deported (former board member of CAIR)

    02/19/2010 4:25:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 412+ views
    nbcdfw.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | SCOTT GORDON
    An immigration judge in Dallas on Friday ordered an outspoken Islamic leader deported after the U.S. government alleged he had ties to terrorist groups in the Middle East. Nabil Sadoun, a Dallas resident and former board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, was deported to his native Jordan after he failed to appear at his immigration hearing. He entered the U.S. in August 1993. Sadoun's attorney, Kimberly Kinser, said he was already in Jordan and was unable to return to Texas because the government had taken his permanent resident card, or green card. She denied he was...
  • TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS IN U.S. GOVERNMENT PROTECT MEMBERS OF HAMAS

    01/29/2010 7:27:28 PM PST · by USALiberty · 4 replies · 266+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | Jan. 28, 2010 | by Sharon Rondeau
    The U.S. Treasury Department is openly providing protection to terrorists by removing thousands of names from an international watch list used to prevent European Union funding from reaching terrorist organizations, according to a report dated January 24, 2010 in Israel National News.
  • Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested

    01/27/2010 2:07:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today that Mohamad Mustapha Ali Masfaka, a 47-year-old native of Syria, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when he attempted to enter the United States from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. Mr. Masfaka made his initial appearance in federal court in Detroit on an Indictment charging him with Attempted Naturalization Fraud, False Statements, and Perjury. Joining in the announcement was Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations for Ohio and Michigan...
  • Hill terror front group investigated by FBI

    10/16/2009 3:21:57 AM PDT · by Man50D · 2 replies · 287+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 16, 2009
    The Washington field office of the FBI is actively investigating the founding chairman and acting executive director of the nation's premier Islamic-rights group in Washington, based on evidence that emerged from the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history, a blockbuster new book alleges. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with its founding chairman Omar M. Ahmad, were named by the U.S. Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in a criminal conspiracy led by the Holy Land Foundation charity to underwrite Palestinian terrorism. "CAIR has been identified by the government at trial as a participant in an ongoing and ultimately unlawful conspiracy...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • FBI Replaces Brotherhood-Tainted Liaison with Brotherhood-Tainted Liaison

    06/25/2009 1:27:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 250+ views
    A top FBI official met Wednesday with the vice president of the Islamic Society of North America, a move which followed the Bureau's decision "to use ISNA as their official point of contact with the American Muslim community," an email from an intelligence community veteran that was widely distributed Wednesday said. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has previously reported on the depth of ISNA's Muslim Brotherhood ties. The FBI has not yet commented on the claim. But the IPT has confirmed that the meeting did take place at FBI headquarters. The decision to make ISNA the FBI's contact point...
  • ACLU Recommendations Would Mean 'More Money for Hamas'

    06/23/2009 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 322+ views
    SNIPPET: "The American Civil Liberties Union released a report June 16 (together with a You Tube video) attacking the U.S. government's efforts to shut down terrorist-financing charities. The report was based on 120 interviews, 115 of which were conducted with Muslim community leaders and other Muslims "directly affected by" U.S. government policies regarding the charities. It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) – that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation and other charities accused of raising money for terrorist...
  • Ghassan Elashi -- CAIR Founder--sentenced to 65 yrs for support of terrorism

    05/28/2009 2:20:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 31 replies · 1,539+ views
    FBI Dallas ^ | 27 May 09 | FBI
    Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. All defendants are presently in federal custody. “Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and local levels....
  • Hamas backers jailed in Texas

    05/27/2009 5:09:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 344+ views
    bbc ^ | 27 May 2009
    Two founder members of what was once the biggest Muslim charity in the US have each been jailed for 65 years. Shukri Abu Baker, 50, and Ghassan Elashi, 55, were convicted of channelling funds to the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. Three other members of the Holy Land Foundation were jailed for between 15 and 20 years by a Dallas court. The charity was found guilty last year of sending $12m (Ł7.4m) to fund social programmes controlled by Hamas. The five men were convicted in November on charges ranging from money laundering to supporting terrorism.
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. "Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and...
  • Arizona Man Admits Lying About HLF Support

    05/09/2009 12:55:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Prosecutors have secured their seventh conviction in the Hamas-financing case against the defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). On Wednesday, 54-year-old Akram Abdallah pled guilty to lying to federal agents about his HLF involvement during interviews in 2007. According to his indictment, Abdallah told FBI agents he had nothing to do with HLF, when, in fact, "between approximately 1994 and 1997, defendant was involved in fund raising activities" in the Phoenix area. Abdallah faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced in August. In November, five former HLF officials were convicted on 108 counts...
  • SCHUMER, KYL INQUIRE ABOUT RECENT FBI DECISION TO SEVER TIES WITH ISLAMIC GROUP

    02/24/2009 3:00:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 542+ views
    http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=308555 ^ | February 24, 2009 | Media Resources/Senator Kyl
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=308555 Home > Media Resources SCHUMER, KYL INQUIRE ABOUT RECENT FBI DECISION TO SEVER TIES WITH ISLAMIC GROUP Recent Trial and Conviction of Fundraisers for the Holy Land Foundation Revealed Possible Ties Between CAIR and Hamas FBI and CAIR Previously Collaborated on Outreach to American-Muslim Community and Agent Training WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) announced Tuesday that they have requested more information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding its decision to sever its ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Officials at...
  • FBI cuts off CAIR over its Hamas ties!

    01/29/2009 3:08:06 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 42 replies · 1,439+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/29/09
    This is great news, but I still wonder what took the FBI so long. "FBI Cuts Off CAIR Over Hamas Questions," by Mary Jacoby for IPT News, January 29 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cut off contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) amid mounting concern about the Muslim advocacy group's roots in a Hamas-support network, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. The decision to end contacts with CAIR was made quietly last summer as federal prosecutors prepared for a second trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF),...
  • Muslim ads on county buses drive Jewish group to protest

    01/15/2009 4:25:17 AM PST · by nobama08 · 38 replies · 2,011+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2009 | Robert Nolin
    There's a new front in the conflict between Jew and Muslim: Broward County Click here for restaurant inspection reports buses. Fifty of the county's 290-bus fleet have been chugging around area streets for the past several weeks with a message that might seem more oblique than inflammatory. Black letters on a white backdrop proclaim, "ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad." The $60,000 ad was paid for by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We owe it to our fellow Americans to let them know that Islam stands for peace," said Altaf Ali, director of CAIR's South...
  • Head of Muslim group with admitted Hamas ties to offer prayer at Obama inauguration

    01/15/2009 8:07:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/14/09
    Federal prosecutors last summer rejected claims that ISNA was unfairly named an unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is waging, in its own words, "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” And the head of ISNA is going to offer a
  • Muslim woman, rabbis to pray at inaugural service

    01/14/2009 4:57:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 897+ views
    AP ^ | 1/14/2009 | RACHEL ZOLL
    At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium. Not this year. Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion. "I can't recall any prayers drawing so much attention," said Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center who specializes in religion in public life. Gay advocates assailed Obama, while many conservative Christians were heartened, when he invited the Rev. Rick Warren,...
  • MB Comes to the Inaugural (Muslim Brotherhood)

    01/15/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 767+ views
    dianawest.net ^ | 1/14/09 | Diana West
    Jeffrey Imm writes in with an AP report about the January 21 Inaugural prayer service to take place at the National Cathedral in Washington. Among those officiating will be Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). This is an outrage and should be stopped. What's ISNA? As I have written (here, for instance), the US government has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Actually, the Muslim Brotherhood itself has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. And the Muslim Brotherhood is all about extending Islamic law globally--even in America. According to its 1991...
  • Controversial Boston mosque tied to Muslim Brotherhood's "grand jihad"

    12/09/2008 9:28:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 720+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/9/08 | RobertSpencer
    "grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" Islamic Society of Boston Mosque Madness Update. "Texas Terrorism Trial Ties Boston mosque leaders to Extremist Network," from Citizens for Peace and Tolerance (thanks to Jerry): Dennis Hale, President of Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, called today for a public investigation of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s sale of land to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) for the construction of New England ’s largest mosque. Hale noted that officers of the largest Muslim charity in America , The Holy Land Foundation (HLF), convicted in Texas last week of funding Middle...
  • Court Upholds $156 Million Judgment Against Hamas Supporters

    12/03/2008 11:37:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 511+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | December 3, 2008 | n/a
    An appellate court has upheld a $156 million judgment against two organizations found to have provided financial support to Hamas and sent the claim against a third back to district court for a new trial. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday that eliminated the distinction between supporting the violent and social wings of a terrorist group. "If you give money to an organization that you know to be engaged in terrorism, the fact that you earmark it for the organization's nonterrorist activities does not get you off the liability hook," Judge Richard Posner wrote for the...
  • The Holy Land Verdict: A Setback for the Stealth Jihad--CAIR is staggered, too.

    11/26/2008 5:16:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 783+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    A federal jury in Dallas on Monday dealt the Stealth Jihad initiative in the United States a crushing defeat: it found five former officials of an Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), guilty of funneling at least $12 million of the charity’s funds to the jihad terror group Hamas. The notorious “Muslim civil rights” group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is involved as well, since Ghassan Elashi, a founding director of CAIR as well as founder of the group’s Texas chapter, was among those found guilty; Elashi and his co-defendants face prison sentences of up to twenty years...
  • A Criminal Charity

    11/25/2008 9:05:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 518+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 25, 2008
    Homeland Security: U.S. citizens have spoken with a resounding verdict of GUILTY and said they're not going to tolerate those who fund terror in this country under the cover of Muslim charity.In one of the biggest wins yet in the battle against terror-financing, federal prosecutors convinced a Texas jury to convict the nation's largest Muslim charity and five of its former organizers of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Jurors read guilty verdicts on all 108 felony charges in the conspiracy — a clean sweep for the Justice Department, which streamlined its case against...
  • HLF Officials Convicted on All Counts

    11/24/2008 6:38:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Investigative Project ^ | November 24, 2008
    DALLAS – A jury convicted five former officials at the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) on all counts in the Hamas-support case after 8 days of deliberations. The men, Shukri Abu-Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohamed El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdelrahman Odeh, could face up to 20 years in prison for their convictions on conspiracy counts, including conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The verdicts, read Monday afternoon, ended a two-year saga in what is considered the largest terror financing case since the 9/11 attacks. In the original trial last year, jurors acquitted El-Mezain on 31 of the...
  • Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts

    11/24/2008 1:41:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,061+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/24/8 | JASON TRAHAN
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
  • Verdict reached in Muslim charity’s second trial (convicted on all of the 108 charges)

    11/24/2008 1:08:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies · 3,861+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov 24, 2008 | ap
    Jurors have reached a verdict in the second trial of a Muslim charity accused of helping to finance terrorism in the nation's largest such case since the Sept. 11 attacks.The verdict was to be announced Monday afternoon, on the eighth day of deliberations in the retrial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. It was once the nation's largest Muslim charity.Holy Land is accused of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.Jurors were to read a long list of verdicts on more than...
  • Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts

    11/24/2008 2:17:30 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 1,520+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jason Trahan & Tanya Eiserer
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges. The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting...
  • CAIR Exposed: Part 1

    03/24/2008 12:22:24 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 505+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | March 24, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    CAIR Exposed: Part 1 As IAP Offshoot, CAIR Followed Pro-Hamas Agenda From the Start by Steven Emerson IPT News March 24, 2008FEATURE STORY   From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission is far removed from the civil rights advocacy it claims to pursue. Still standing as perhaps the clearest evidence of CAIR's insidious role, two key leaders of the group attended a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia called by Hamas members and supporters to devise a strategy for torpedoing...
  • Senator Pushes DOJ on Islamists

    11/19/2008 11:42:15 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 2 replies · 440+ views
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) should cut off outreach efforts with organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamist extremist groups, a report from a ranking Senate subcommittee member recommends. "Justice Denied: Waste & Mismanagement at the Department of Justice," is an 86-page report issued in October by the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), the ranking Republican on the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and
  • Arizona Muslims draw FBI scrutiny (Shooting AK-47's In A residental Area)

    11/16/2008 7:42:15 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 1,943+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/16/08
    PHOENIX, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Muslim leaders in Arizona have drawn increased scrutiny from federal officials in the past year because of a string of suspicious incidents, officials say. Although no one in the state has been accused of supporting terrorists, one Mesa, Ariz., man was charged with lying to the FBI during the terror financing investigation into a Muslim charity accused of funneling money to the Palestinian group Hamas, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. Also drawing attention to Arizona Muslims was a target-shooting episode in Phoenix that involved a large group of Muslim men and boys firing hundreds of...